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Guestbook Archive: Barber County, Kansas


Name: April Lake Cornejo <Apcornejo@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-07-16
Comments:
I am Reuben Lake's great, great, great grandaughter (one of many, I'm sure). It's such a privilege to see my family's heritage immortalized in such a fantastic way. Thanks so much for the the website. I'm so pleased to have this information to pass to my own children our history is important. God Bless

Also see:
Riley Lake
Russell Lake
Lake City, Kansas


Name: Julia Anderson <juliaa801@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-07-10
Comments:
My mother is Lois Amerine, the daughter of Richard F. and Edith M. Amerine. I remember so many summers in Corwin and Kiowa. Your "neck of the woods" is lovely, enjoy the peace that Kiowa is : )
Mom and Dad (Robert Mitchell of Emporia) are great and enjoying their grand and great grand kids.
Bless you all,
Julia

 

Name: Eddie Webber <ewebber2@tx.rr.com>
Date: 2008-07-02
Comments:
Jerry: Please look at the photograph of the Henry Newton Brown gang. Note the railroad cap on William Smith. Now look at the posse photograph. Note the similier cap on George Freidley. Same cap or coincidense? Maybe a souvenir? Like to hear what you think. Great Site. An Old West Buff, Eddie Webber

See:
Bank Robbery - Medicine Lodge, Kansas - 1884 (off-site link)
Attempted Bank Robbery in Medicine Lodge
Two Killed In Medicine Lodge Bank Robbery (in 1884)


Name: C. J. Gould <charlene.gould@avila.edu>
Date: 2008-06-27
Comments:
Just wondering if anyone knew Erma and Frank McQuey? Erma was my aunt and told stories of the caves. It looks as though Erma, and maybe Frank are pictured here.
Thank you.

See:
The Natural Bridge near Sun City, Barber County, Kansas


Name: Larry Larkin <LLL2@aol.com>
Date: 2008-06-21
Comments:
Grandson of Nick and Della Larkin

(Also see: John Larkin)


Name: William Roy Reed <wrrsends1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-03-28
Comments:
My Grandparents were Roy I and Ellen Moffat Platt, Aetna Township, Barber County, KS. My mother, Joyce Elizabeth Platt was the middle child between John and Mike, another girl child was born and died shortly after birth. The many hours I spent on the ranch as a child and young man were and still are "magical". What a place and the people!!


Name: Shirley morris <chroma@bendbroadband.com>
Date: 2008-03-25
Comments:
Great information about Fox Hastings! I'm researching the early 20th c. cowgirls for a documentary and would love to talk to anyone who has some stories to share.

Shirley Morris
541 550-7495

 

Name: Linda Hartley <lhartley@sctelcom.net>
Date: 2008-03-25
Comments:
A wonderful site for research and history! There are many more veterans to post on the site, I'm sure. The picture by Nathan Lee of the Veterans Memorial is beautiful. The Barber County Veterans Memorial has a listing of veterans currently on the Wall of Honor. Contact Patty Lawrence for updated names.

My husband, Charles Samuel "Sam" Hartley served in Vietnam in 1968 in the Army. We appreciate all the support for all veterans and troops serving our country

 

Name: Bruce Holman <da_boss@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-03-19
Comments:
Loved the site. I'm interested in Holman pictures going "way" back. Check out this website and let me know if you think you're related.

http://www.holmansofamerica.blogspot.com/

Thanks again, Bruce

(See: Walter & Eva Maria (Shafer) Holman and their descendants)


Name: Jadwiga Graham <dj_graham@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-03-09
Comments:
Hello Shirley,
I am writing on behalf of a director of Warsaw Uprising Museum (and my uncle) who asked me to find family of Lt. Paul Hibbard, about whom you have mentioned on your site.

I noticed couple more websites posting about Heroes of World War II, but none of them provided me with any contact information for further research.
I live in US in St. Louis, MO, and I promised my uncle to do my best to find any connections with family of deceased hero. The reason of this research is, that the Warsaw Museum desires to expand list of American Heroes who fought in WWII to help free Warsaw. Lt. Paul Hibbard was shot by German Messershmidt after he himself shot down 5 airplanes. Parts of his air plane were found in nearby country side by Warsaw and stored as a memorial. The Museum would like to put Paul's HIbbard's name on the board and to read his honors on the annual national Memorial day in September. This is very serious and uplifting event and in order to honor heroes, the Museum needs to get in touch with families and obtain their permission.

Shirley, you are my only link and I was hoping you could give me extra clues of how to find relatives of Lt. Paul Hibbard.

Please let me know at my email dj_graham@sbcglobal.net.
I appreciate your insight and help.

God Bless,
Jadwiga

 


Name: Jody Randle <jody.randle@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-03-06
Comments:
Great site, I am interested in all things Elm Mills.
 

Name: Michael A. Carter <carteramike@netscape.net>
Date: 2008-02-21
Comments:
It so nice to see so much of our history still intact. The Carter's that are buried in Sunnyside Cemetery are part of my family. I hope to be able to get pictures of the graves and inscrtiptions to place in our family genealogy that I am gathering.

Thank you again for providing this site for all to share

Michael Carter
 


Name: Kelley Larkin Kennedy <jora752@aol.com>
Date: 2008-02-18
Comments:
I really enjoyed reading the history of the Heltons and Larkins. I am the daughter of Larry Larkin, son of Don Larkin who was the son of Nick and Della Larkin. I am glad that our family history is being remembered. I would be interested in purchasing copies of some of the pictures. I do have a picture of Nick and Della on what I was told was their wedding day, but I am not sure about that.

Keep up the good work. It is much appreciated and I enjoyed looking at all of it. I will be sharing it with my children as well.

Kelley Larkin Kennedy
 


Name: Heather Ann Larkin Wilson <heatherwilsonymca>
Date: 2008-02-18
Comments:
I am looking to purchase the books that were referenced on this webpage. I am the daughter of Larry and Dee Ann Larkin, granddaughter of Don and Lavonia Larkin, great granddaughter of Nick and Della Larkin. Any information you can give me would be great! Thanks, Heather Ann
 

Name: Tom Nelson <tjpnelson@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-11
Comments:
I found this site while looking to see if I could find anything about Joe Massey, DVM. I was referring to him as a wonderful teacher for a class I am teaching to new teachers. I worked for him in Arlington CA as a ten year old: cleaning cages, assisting wioth surgeries and going on large animal calls. I certainly learned first hand what a terrific doctor and man he was for me.
 

Name: Larry E. Butcher <LEBLawOffice@uniteone.net>
Date: 2008-01-29
Comments:
I ran across this site while looking for an update on Lee Massey Ives. I grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. In the early 50s Bob and Lee Ives were friends of my parents, Ed and Dorothy Butcher. I remember spending a lot of time at Bob and Lee's house at 1414 North 43rd in K.C.K. Bob died in a plane crash in about 1963 or so. Bob and Lee were living in Tulare, California at the time. I have always wondered what became of Lee. Any info would be appreciated. Larry Butcher
 

Name: Mrs Michael L. Parker <Shakpark@verizon.net>
Date: 2008-01-29
Comments:
My husband was the grandson of Arthur Parker. My husband and I helped with information and proofing of the book "the Parker Family" published by Julia Linden Robertson Hagg in 1980
 

Name: JOHN C. GIBSON <JOHNANDARLA@SBCGLOBLA.NET>
Date: 2008-01-23
Comments:
JOSEPH GIBSON WAS MY G.GRANDFATHER. l AM PRESENTLY ATTEMPTING TO WRITE A HISTORY OF OUR GIBSON AND RELATED FAMILIES
 

Name: glenn knowles <glnn_knowles@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-21
Comments:
Vada Davis is the daughter of Lester amd Aline Davis formerly from Sun City. They died in Tulsa, oklahoma and are buried there.They had three daughters, Vada, Velma and Vera(Judy}
 

Name: Robert A. "Bobby" Massey <spartanram@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-20
Comments:
Jerry, Kim, et al;

This is a most ambitious enterprise and most appreciated by all who visit it today. Like all investments of significant value this rich treasure will only amplify in worth in the years to come. Thank you to all who have taken the time to research, reformulate and share this perishable information.

"Bobby" Massey

 

Name: glenn knowles <glnn_knowles@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-20
Comments:
I find the information here very interesting. I was born and partially raised at Sun City. Vada Davis and Glenn Knowles made news Jan 28,1947 when we skipped school and got married. She was 14 and he was 17 1/2. Still married at this time Jan 15, 2008. For those who do not know us, Glenn is the son of Bob and Julia Knowles of Sun City, Kansas. Thank you.
 

Name: Estel Helton <twogunh@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-05
Comments:
I have kin in Sun City Kansas
My mom would get letters and would say this is from your
cousin in Sun City..... Estel Helton


Name: LYDIA & NORMAN BECK <LYDIA1931@MSN.COM>
Date: 2008-01-02
Comments:
I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA NOW. 338 SAND CREEK; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234 PHONE 760-323-7440 CELL 760-831-7891
 

Name: Julie Ackerman <julieackerman@kans.com>
Date: 2008-01-01
Comments:
In my basement I recently found a copy of the book The Story of Jerry Simpson by Annie L. Diggs. I was curious about who he was so went onto the internet and was led to your site. He certainly was an interesting person. Thanks for the extra information I found on him.

Julie Ackerman

See: Jerry Simpson, Congressman and Civil War Veteran.


Name: william parker <filmo28@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-29
Comments:
more pics of howard judson parker on my myspace page pics of his family mother father brothers and all his kids and the ones i got here
 

Name: william parker <filmo28@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-25
Comments:
i have more pics of howard judson parker kids and wife
 

Name: Robin Massey Mayhall <robin@mdsoft.com>
Date: 2007-12-19
Comments:
I enjoyed reading about the Nate Massey family.
 

Name: Chas DeGeer <cchaos@sctelcom.net>
Date: 2007-12-05
Comments:
Nice site and a good thing to do.
 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-12-05
Comments:
Shirley, just a vote of appreciation for all your work in helping with this website! I had often wondered about your connection, and it is a pleasure to see someone not from the county being so very helpful! I find genealogy to be quite "addictive" to say the least, and am really enjoying putting my family history together for my family. Keep up the good work, and know that you are deeply appreciated!
 

Name: kfowles <fowles@havilandtelco.com>
Date: 2007-11-29
Comments:
Thanks for all of your contributions. The website would not be what it is without you!
 

Name: Doug McCracken <mcquack34@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-11-06
Comments:
Earlier when I signed the guest book I forgot to add I was signing about the article on Bud McCracken my great grandpa.I think everyone should read this whether family,friend or foe. And again I'll say thanks to everyone or anyone who had a hand in on writing this great and wonderful article and tribute!
 

Name: Doug McCracken <mcquack34@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-11-06
Comments:
I am proud to say I am the great grandson of this wonderful man. I heard this story years ago but never until I read this did it dawn on me where I get my wonderful family, friends and why so many people are drawn to me because of my heart. To read this puts everything into perspective and answers many questions that couldn't be answered for years. My grandpa was a great man, I knew his brother, he was a great man, as is my father, still a great man. I thank God everyday for my family for I think it's the greatest one ever. And I thank God and bless everyone who took time to put this on the internet for me and mine to cherish forever! Thank you all and God bless!
 

Name: Carl Cuffman <sno_op@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-29
Comments:
Interesting site, very informative. I am interested in information about John Ebenezer Chapin who was the County Treasurer of Barber County in 1880. He is listed in the Grand Army of the Republic as a Captain in the 37th Missouri Calvary during the Civil War.

He married a sister of my great grandmother; she was Sarah Sevilla Russell. They were married May 16, 1872 in Cook County, IL.

 

Name: Ann Llewellyn McKenzie <Bigllew@aol.com>
Date: 2007-10-19
Comments:
My great grandfather, James R. Llewellyn, was a Baptist minister in Surry County, N.C. We were told by my grandmother and other elders of Dobson, N.C. that he conducted the funeral of the Siamese twins. One of the Bunker grandchildren (I think that is right, but don't hold me to it.) became a general in the U.S. Army in World War 2.

See: Patrick Henry Bunker Buried Last Week - Claimed To Be Son Of Eng, One of the Original Siamese Twins, Barber County Index, June 2, 1938.


Name: Brad Kauffman <bradkauffman@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-26
Comments:
Thanks for your site! My great grandfather was Benjamin Kauffman, a jeweler in Medicine Lodge in the early 1900's. I would be grateful if you could point me to any resources that might give me more information on his life. Thanks again.
 

Name: Suzanne Mitchell <samintx@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-09-11
Comments:
I was born in Ashland KS (1932) and arrived in my home in Hardtner KS about 2 weeks later in the back of my father's drug store. I still am close to Hardtner even tho I live in TX now.

Loved reading your contributions.

 

Name: Carl N. Oerke, Jr. <carl_oerke@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-08
Comments:
Found site interesting. Doing genealogical research on my ancestors George Friedrich Bissantz of Wichita and his wife Auguste Oerke formerly of Germany (Bremen) and their son Edgar. I was looking into the Bissantz name when I came upon Louis Bissantz also of Wichita at one point and was wondering if they were related.
 

Name: Janice Urban <urban.j@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-08-27
Comments:
What a wonderful job you have done with the website. Always have an interest in Barber County as my brother and I explored the pasture roads as kids between Sun City and Belvidere and Croft. Natural Bridge was a frequent family picnic spot.
 

Name: Jennifer Peterson <jpeterson2@cableone.net>
Date: 2007-08-17
Comments:
I have just received several pages of probate regarding my ancestors. Within the records it states it is likely a ggg-aunt of mine, her husband and children died in the Great Flood of Medicine River in 1885, Barton (sic) County, KS. I did not see their surname of Holland listed in those who died. What a wonderfully comprehensive account of the Great Flood, but also so sad.
 

Name: Charles w owens <Mr10Ring@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-08-15
Comments:
I am looking in to my family tree and stopped by this site. I am sure we are related to some of you.


Name: Jeannie Naftzger <jnaftzger@chesco.org>
Date: 2007-08-08
Comments:
Adrian Houck was my Father's uncle. He was supposedly the first attorney to have a typewriter for his secretary. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. My sister and I visited Medicine Lodge when we came to visit Wichita where my Father was born. I enjoyed seeing the old law books. I am a Law Librarian in Chester County, PA.

(The law books in the collection of Kim Fowles which are pictured on the Barber County Court House page once belonged to Adrian Houck.)


Name: Betty Stump <betstumpy@cox.net>
Date: 2007-07-28
Comments:
This is a great sight. Alot of history here.

I married Fred Stump who was raised with his brother Eddie by Maime and George Larkin.

I have been trying to get all the Larkin genealogy for my boys and all the cousins who are interested.

Thank you for all your work.

Betty Stump


Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-07-27
Comments:
Hi Jerry - thanks for adding names to the list of students who attended Sun City schools but didn't graduate from there! If I find any more, I'll send them along.

Also, you are great! You don't know how long I've been wanting When Kansas Was Young and now I have it, thanks to you! I will be reading it from "cover to cover" as I can! Thanks again for this great website and to all the contributors to it!

Note by Jerry Ferrin: Bonnie Shaffer is one of the MAJOR contributors of information and images to this site and she has also been one of the people who has most often expressed her appreciation of this site as it has grown. Thank YOU, Bonnie!


Name: kate bauer <ktatks@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-26
Comments:
Really interesting!!!
love Barber County.....

 

Name: Cherie {Keller}Hull <dchull85@sctelcom.net>
Date: 2007-07-26
Comments:
Thanks real interesting!
 

Name: Lauretta Matthews <rlewis003@hot.rr.com>
Date: 2007-07-25
Comments:
My great-grand parents are buried in Lake City cemetery, John Andrew Brandney and Lucy Bradney. I would like to share information concerning their history. Who do I contact with this information?

Sincerely

Lauretta Matthews rlewis003@hot.rr.com

(Webmaster's note: Contributors of information and images can e-mail their submissions to Jerry Ferrin. Please read the Contributor's Guidelines for the Barber County, Kansas: History & Genealogy web site before submitting information or images.)


Name: Russel Lee Adams <floydwho@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-18
Comments:
I was born in Hardtner Ks May 1945.
McClellan Adams; My Great Grandfather had a Homestead ranch
in Woods Co Okla touching far SW Barber County border South
of Aetna Ks.

My Father Robert Lee Adams from 1953 to 1961 worked for Jay B
& Christa Pounds on what was call the Lightner Ranch in NW
Comanche County N of Protection; or 4 miles n from Coldwater go west 8.5 miles from the Ball diamond.

I understand this ranch was sold to Lhordings when Pounds
retired.

Mr & Mrs Pounds were generous benefactors in assisting me
get education at Southwestern College Winfield Kansas
where mr Pounds served on the Board of Trustees for Many Years.

 

Name: Russel Lee Adams <floydwho@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-08
Comments:
I was Born Hardtner Achenbach Memorial Hosp 09 May 1945.

JM Adams, Sun City was my Great Great Grandfather.

McCllelan Adams (Buried Hardtner) was my Great Grandfather

 

Name: Bonnie Hanson <billbonh@mtaonline.net>
Date: 2007-07-05
Comments:
This was very interesting, thank-you. I have family buried in the grave yard there in Medicine Lodge. The Lytles, and Hollar"es. Also the Conaway, most recently my dear folks, Marion and Wanda Conaway. I live in Alaska, so enjoyed the reading you had.
Thank-you, so much, Bonnie

 

Name: Roxane Cline <cliner@usd308.com>
Date: 2007-06-27
Comments:
Thank you for the article. We found this to be extremely interesting. My husband, Steve Cline, grew up in Medicine Lodge and we are tracing his family tree. We have had trouble finding information on his great-grandfather, Lawrence Dell Elliott. Roxane Bohr Cline
 

Name: Ed. McConnell <beretta380ed2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-17
Comments:
Very Good, lots of information
 

Name: Doreen <dba_51@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-18
Comments:
Great site! Doing some research on a cousin but she isn't listed but I really enjoyed reading some of your info. What a life!
 

Name: Gail (Hansen) Meador <annyah@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-05-09
Comments:
I love your site. I have "Twilight Reveries". I would be more than happy to donate it if there isn't another copy around.
As a chlid, my mother, Martha (Sears) Hansen used to sit in front of her father's shoe store in Alva with the Pilgrim Bard late Saturday nights.
s/Gail

 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-04-28
Comments:
Thank you Jerry, for adding the list of burials in the Lake City Cemetery. I also want to thank Carol Rogers for supplying me the original listing, and for allowing me to submit it for the website! You do a great job, and I know everyone appreciates you as much as I do. Thanks again!
 

Name: Amelia Parry <aparry145@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-04-19
Comments:
I was very excited to find the Isabel Cemetery records available online and find records of ancestors I've been researching: Mollie (Runkle) Coss, my great grandparents Ida & John Runkle, and Sula (Huitt) Swinson.
Thank you so much!
PS I have a "Souvenir" booklet from 1911 for the Isabel Public School that shows all the pupils, including my grandmother. Is anyone interested in a copy of this?

(Amelia Parry's booklet is now online at this site: Isabel School - 1911 list of students)


Name: Marilyn Gardner McCue <dannymac25395@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-16
Comments:
I am researching my family history. My great-great-great-grandmother, Tabitha Nation, is related to Dr. David Nation. The site provided me much need direction for my search. Thank you. The linage is Nation, Clifford, Templeton, Gardner.
 

Name: judy miller <j_a_miller69@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-06
Comments:
Thank you for the story about Polly Joseph Risner. I have been researching my family (Joseph/Risner) for 18 years and I am still finding more family members - and great stories. I am interested in contact with anyone related to the Josephs or Risners. My roots are in Magoffin, KY
 

Name: Katt Kerns <katt@busterssaloon.com>
Date: 2007-03-30
Comments:
Thanks much for your efforts Jerry! As a newcomer, I thought it was wonderful to be able to tap into such a comprehensive resource on local history.

I also offer kudos on the site itself. As a web developer, I know the time and effort you have invested in this site and I'm in awe!

 

Name: Jacque Rooks <jacque13onehalf@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-11
Comments:
I thank you for all your research. I was born in Barber County and later adopted. I was able to see a photograph of my father, Joe Zundle. It meant more to me than you will ever know. My adoptive parents have passed away and I would like to hear from anyone who might be related to me. Thanks again!!!!!!!!!
 

Name: ernie middleton <e.middleton97@ntlworld.comI would>
Date: 2007-03-11
Comments:
On behalf of my family and all of my cousins, the decendants here in England of the Rev. George Robinson and his wife Dorothy who lived and died in Sharon Barber County. A big thank you for your kind interest. A special thanks to Shirley Brier, and to Jerry Ferrin for their first class presentation. I wish you all well. God bless.
 

Name: Bea Rutherford <Beair@verizon.net>
Date: 2007-03-05
Comments:
Hi to all,
Thank you for this chance to thank all that have helped me. I am still in search of my Family members.......Willa Jane McCluney married Ulysess Grant Rogers....I am in search of all their families. Willa Jane is the sister of my Grandmother. Willa was born in Mifflin County , Pennsylvania where I now live....She went to Kansas ..Barber County with her Grandmother Elizabeth Kepperling...any info on Elizabeth Kepperling would be GREATLY appreciated.
Again..Thank all that have helped and, I use this site often. I love it !
Kindly
Bea Rutherford
Keep up the great work !

 

Name: ernie middleton <e.middleton97@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2007-03-04
Comments:
I have found this site fascinating in its short but intensely interesting history . It is of particular interest to me as my G.G.Grrandfather The Rev. George Robinson lived in Sharon from 1882 til his death in 1922. I have a letter he wrote to his son my G. Granfather dated Dec. 2rd 1889. Regards Ernie Middleton
 

Name: lisatutt1 <lisatutt@googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-03-02
Comments:
I loved the pictures & found this a very interesting site. It brings what had just been a place name on a census record to life.
 

Name: William J. Byce <Byce17@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-28
Comments:
Very cool. Very well done! Am researching Ballybay Moffetts (or Moffits or Moffatts, etc.) of Creevagh, Ballybay, County Monaghan. Am descended from #197 Dellmore Moffett, and yes that's how he spelled it. : )
 

Name: Connee Assells <cassells1@earthlink.net>
Date: 2007-02-17
Comments:
It was great to see the house of my great grandparents. I remember my father telling me that his grandfather was buried under a tree on the homestead. My father was John Lloyd Jesse, son of John Louis Jesse. He was the son of John T. Jesse and Bettie.
 

Name: FAWNDA (BEHRENDT) MATHIAS <fawnainwichita@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-02-07
Comments:
Hello! I just buried my Opa (Harold Behrendt) yesterday February the 6th at Highland Cemetary, where my McCracken family decendants rest. I am very aware of who Bud McCracken was, and my grandmother, formally Jesse Mccracken and later (Behrendt)and (daughter of one of Bud's daughter's Blanche) rest there as well. How lovely to find this information, and to be informed of all of the hardships re: alot of my family that rest there as well, alot of very sad stories as well in regards to the young family members we lost during the Spanish flu, there graves resting next to Buds as well. Thanks for having my family history in regards to Bud on a website for others to enjoy, what a grand bloodline I am a part of, I am 32 as of feb' 10th, and love to learn about my ancestry and how lucky I am, thanks again, Sincerely: Fawna


 

Name: Jennifer Binning <jenniferbinning9@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-31
Comments:
Nice page. Great to see family history...I am daughter of Glenn Binning. His father was Thomas Binning who was son of Lurancy and George Binning. I am great grandaughter of George and Lurancy.
 

Name: Kim Fowles <fowles@havilandtelco.com>
Date: 2007-01-23
Comments:
Jerry
Thank you for creating a web page for Elloise Leffler with her obituary and photos. Most of the photos I have sent you for use on the web page were given to me many years ago by Elloise.

 

Name: Howard Murray <RHMURRAY@EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: 2006-12-29
Comments:
I have found this site very informative to me as I search my African American ancestors who resided in Barber County for many years. I have uncovered some valuable information from this site and hope to visit Medicine Lodge in the Spring of 2007
 

Name: Doug Lyon <covenanteer@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-27
Comments:
Thanks for the informative site on Barber! My mother's SCHLOETZER family lived in Sharon about 1910 - 1930. Her aunt Lillian married Jess CUSHENBERRY. Her father Francis SCHLOETZER was a veterinarian in Sharon. I welcome contact about these families.

Note by Jerry Ferrin: Thanks to Doug Lyon for contributing a photo postcard of the Sharon Christian Church.


Name: Vickie Lukens <vlukens@sctelcom.com>
Date: 2006-12-11
Comments:
Thanks to Nathan Lee for taking the time to photograph my mom and dad as they decorate the entrance to the ranch. They take such pride in making rural Barber Co. a beautiful place to live and visit.
 

Name: Lois Mills <loismills@sctelcom.net>
Date: 2006-12-07
Comments:
Thank you for taking our picture with the decorations, we enjoy putting this up for all the little children who pass by. Thank again, Lois
 

Name: John Eldred <johndred@ca.rr.com>
Date: 2006-11-29
Comments:
Great web site! I am looking for any information on my GG Granfather John R. Eldred who I believe lived in the area near Medicine Lodge after the Civil War. He is listed on the veterans page as J.R. Eldred Co.D 21st Illinois for the 1879 reunion, the year before he died. Apparently there was a GAR Lodge in ML named for him as well. I also know that his widow married into the Doles family after his death, another family listed on these pages. Any info about his life in Kansas would fascinate me. Thanks for reading and any help you can send my way!
 

Name: Michelle Swaney <mlswaney@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-11-26
Comments:
My mother grew up in Lake City, KS. Her parents were A.J. and Ruth Redwine. Her name is Erma Iola Redwine Potter.

Note by Jerry Ferrin: see T/Sgt. A. H. Redwine, son of A.J. and Ruth Redwine of Lake City.


Name: Russell Hatfield <rumirok@aol.com>
Date: 2006-11-21
Comments:
Hello I drive for ABF Freightways and go to Liberal KS. often and see many historical sites and signs. I try to learn about the history of the roads I drive, to make the time pass by, and also relive it.
 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-11-12
Comments:
Hi Jerry - been reading the website some more and found an article about Lewis Maple Hastings, whose grandfather was Henderson Martin, one of my distant relatives! Thanks! It's always interesting to see what has been added, and maybe some day I'll get through it all!!

Also found an obituary for Nancy Jane Trotter, who was my great grandmother on my mother's side of the family.

 

Name: Joe Goodwin <jgoodwin4178@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-11-12
Comments:
My name is Joe Goodwin and I too visited Natural Bridge several times during my childhood. Kent Massey was a close friend and classmate from 1938 thru 1947, also knew most of the others in the photos appearing on this site. Those years spent in Barber County were the happiest days of my life.
 

Name: James A. Hall <jjhall@sutv.com>
Date: 2006-10-31
Comments:
Saw uncle Martin S. Hall in your Site. My Father was his brother; Max D. Hall. Comora Martin was my great-grandmother. Coila Martin/Hall was my grandmother. Looking for information on our ranch S.W. of town. P.S. my great-uncle was Riley W.MacGreagor. J.A.H.
 

Name: Jim Lasswell <usmcone2004@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-10-28
Comments:
Hi, I accidently ran across this site while doing some genology research on my family the Lasswells,I'm from southern illinois and my father was a banker and post master in a small town in Hamilton county Illinois with the name walpole, the old post office in this picture resembles the old post office my father was post master at and the banker all in one building.

Thanks for the posting the pictures, I guess we are all related in some way, enjoyed reading the story of Mr. Hagerman also and his letters from WW-1. thanks Jim Lasswell Paulton Illinois.

 

Name: Elizabeth Segura <eesegura@everestkc.net>
Date: 2006-10-26
Comments:
Good work, brings back fond memories!
 

Name: joyce cunningham/ garten <joyceanncunningham@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-19
Comments:
the pictures are very nice i saw the ones of my grandparents headstones
 

Name: Laurel Eby <jausel@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-09-27
Comments:
I'm researching my family genealogy, and this site has been quite helpful. My dad (Jim Eby, son of Franklin Eby and Nettie Groendycke) is from Medicine Lodge, and it's been fascinating to read about the history of the town and the people. Thank you for maintaining this site!
 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-25
Comments:
Hi Jerry - thanks to you and all the others on your Biographies page! I've been reading it with great interest. Still have a long ways to go. Brings back memories of names I remember from my "growing up days" in Sun City, and have found some missing obituaries from some of my mother's family. Great job as always!
 

Name: Peter Henningsen <Pehenn,2kff.kk.dk>
Date: 2006-09-23
Comments:
Hi
Just had some good fun reading your site, especially about the crooked Henningsen family. But I don't think they were Germans, but Danes from the northern part of Germany (Schleswig), now again a part of the kingdom of Denmark.

 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-18
Comments:
Jerry - thanks for posting Betty Garten's obituary. I've sent the link to her family. Her service was a very nice one and well attended. Thanks again!
 

Name: Roger E. Smith <earlqsmith1@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-25
Comments:
Thanks to all for an excellent web site. I am very pleased with the fact that the pages print out so easily.

I have visited Sun City several times getting back to my father's birth place.

I am a descendent of Johnson M. "Bud" Adams, daughter Eliza (Adams) & Walter E. Fulton, daughter Edith (Fulton) & Earl Q. Smith, and son Walter J. Smith, all residences of the Sun City area a century ago, more or less.

Bud Adams roots go back through Kentucky to colonial America.

I have enjoyed the seemingly through history of Sun City on this web site, and visiting "Buster's" on several occasions for a cool one before his demise.

Thanks again for the efforts to develop and maintain such a wonderful web site.

 

Name: Jeanne Freeman <jeafreeman@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-24
Comments:
Thanks so very much for finding this article about Leander Adams. I've heard family stories about this incident, but never was able to find any news story about it to confirm. I was looking in the Sun City Union not the Medicine Lodge Cresset. Thanks again for finding and transcribing.
 

Name: Jeanne Smith Freeman <jeafreeman@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-12
Comments:
Shirley - Thank you so much for transcribing the obituary on Russel Smith. He was known as "Pete" and was my father's younger brother. I well remember how devastated my father was when Pete was killed. I was a little girl and didn't know about such things as obituaries. This is the first I've seen this one. Thank you very much.

Jeanne

 

Name: Sharetta <slmiller@ptsi.net>
Date: 2005-08-08
Comments:
Thanks to Kim and Jerry.
 

Name: Norris F Hayes <NobbyKnee@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-08
Comments:
At a later date an effort was made to locate the cemetery a mile and a half north of Sun City, on the ranch of Mr. Cornish.
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This is to let you know that I worked on this ranch from 1950 to 1953 and yes this cemetery was there with a wire fence around it and possibly eight to ten graves in it. Mr Frank Harrington, Mr Cornish stepson keep the fence up and we went there several times.
Southwest of this cemetery a short distance was an old sod house with still part of the walls standing. Also the side of a sloping hill was dug out for the inside of this house.
Northeast of this cemetery maybe 3/4 to one mile was a mound of dirt built up in a circle about three feet high and 25 to 30 feet across it. This area of ground was covered with old broken Indian artifact. Broken arrowheads, beads of different types and pieces of chipped stones we supposed was parts of tools they used. Frank said he figured that this was an Indian gathering place for their Ceremonies.

 

Name: Kim Fowles <fowles@havilandtelco.com>
Date: 2005-08-03
Comments:
Shirley
Thanks for all of your contributions to the website. They are much appreciated by all. I know you have spent numerous hours viewing the sometimes illegible newspaper microfilm at the KSHS. The website wouldn't be what it is without the news articles & obituaries you have searched for and transcribed.
Thank you.

 

Name: Kay Massey <kmassey6@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-08-02
Comments:
I am the Granddaughter of Ralph Massey, daughter of David Massey.
Kim, you have done an outstanding job of gathering so much information and photos. It is so wonderfully compiled and presented by you for those of us interested in Barber County. It is nice to see the photos of the old place and the relatives.

 

Name: Sandra Pugh <therapyk9@cox.net>
Date: 2005-08-01
Comments:
Descended from John and Sarah Young, James and Pearl Hart, George and Lee Hogan, Fred Victor C. and Susan Moomau.
 

Name: Bea <beair@acsworld.com>
Date: 2005-07-26
Comments:
Good Day to all,

I found this site while checking out other sites.
My Grandmother's sister Willa Jane McCluney/Rogers lived in Medicine Lodge. Willa Jane married Ulysess Grant Rogers April 3, 1892 in Medicine Lodge.
Would like to hear from anyone who knows any of the Roger family members.
Willa's Grandaughter is still living in Medicine Lodge - Fern Heublein.....anyone know Fern ?
Like to hear from any family members.
Keep up the GOOD work.
Kindly
Bea
beair@acsworld.com

 

Name: Connie Reichart <cmr1939@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-21
Comments:
My great-grandmother, Katherine Schramm Sandbothe, died in Kiowa, KS in Sept 1886. I'm sure she was placed in an unmarked grave as her husband, Hermann, pack up the children and came back to Missouri where he placed the children in separate homes. My grandmother, Theresa, was the oldest at 9 years of age and I'm sure she had to take care of the younger 4 children, including a month old baby. After Hermann placed the children, he went back to his wanderings and remarried ten years later in Colorado. My grandmother and one of her sisters did not see each other for 17 years. Katherine was 31yrs old when she died and my grandmother said she died of a broken heart.
 

Name: Jerri Venters Taylor <staylor@ourtownusa.net>
Date: 2005-07-21
Comments:
LaDonna Venters sent me the link to see Homer Venter's photos. I am Mike Venters sister. Is there only one photo though ? If there are more how do I view them ?

Thanks,
Jerri Venters Taylor

 

Name: Mike Venters <mlventers75@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-21
Comments:
My family really enjoyed looking at your website. It's put togehter well. Uncle Homer would be proud!!
 

Name: David Massey <dmassey5@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Comments:
I've commented many times how I marvel at your energy, Kim, and this is just one more example. I appreciate all you have shared in the past and am looking forward to seeing many contributions from old friends and acquaintances on the site.
 

Name: Melody Morgan <melodym@plano.gov>
Date: 2005-07-18
Comments:
It is delightful looking at the old photos and things. I have early family - Alfred D. MARTIN from France - and Henry and Sarah MORGAN I am researching in this area. It is great to see something on Barber County. Good job and thanks so much!
 

Name: Deloris Freeman <dfree@pld.com>
Date: 2005-07-17
Comments:
Interesting to see the old pictures.
 

Name: Betty Rose Gregory <bgreg1@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-17
Comments:
My grandparents, Melvin & Nellie Rose were residents of Hardtner for many years. My Aunt, Naurine Rose taught school for many years at Hardtner. I also taught 3rd grade during the 1943-44 school year. My cousin, Lowell Bond also lived in Hardtner for a number of years. We lived on a farm just across the state line in Oklahoma, but were closer to Hardtner than to Alva, OK.
 

Name: Gary Adams <garyadams@citlink.net>
Date: 2005-07-16
Comments:
At the risk of repeating myself, GOOD JOB KIM!
 

Name: Wilfred E. McMurphy <wemcm@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-15
Comments:
I am the Grandson of Oscar and Atlanta (Adams) Peterson, thus a Great Grandson of Johnson M. and Elizabeth Owen Adams.

Thank you.

 

Name: Leola Ann McMurphy Foster <cfoster2@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-15
Comments:
I am a granddaughter of Atlanta Adams.
I am delighted that you are sharing pictures and information.

 

Name: Barbara Cartright Perry <bperry6@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-15
Comments:
Thank you for creating this website. It will be enjoyed by many, I'm sure. I am the granddaughter of Ray & Cora (Wells) Balding, and the daughter of Clyde & Virginia (Balding) Cartright. Medicine Lodge is a special place for me because I would visit my beloved Grandmother there when I was a child. Many, many wonderful memories. Thanks again. Barbara Perry.
 

Name: Tom Howell <howell_t@msn.com>
Date: 2005-07-14
Comments:
Great job! Great site! Easy to navigate! Having been raised about 11 miles NW of Sun City near Croft, this brings back fond menories. Grandpa Sam Howell did freight hauling in the 1880's with a team of horses and wagon from Medicine Lodge to Dodge City. Uncle Pat Howell bought the Howell Hardware in Sun City in 1940 and maintained it until 1985.

http://www.howellhistory.com/home.html
 


Name: Carol J. Heath Tabor <mamawcjtabor@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-14
Comments:
would like hearing from anyone in Kiowa area
 

Name: jim giles <jrget@clearwire.net>
Date: 2005-07-13
Comments:
After reading some of the comments, I decided I need to say more. My grandfather Elmer Hagerman taught country schools in Barber Co. from 1892 to 1928. He taught in Deerhead, Mingonia and a little township southwest of Medicine Lodge that started with a A but I can't remember it. Him and Grandma Susie also ran a post office and store in Lasswell, also SW of Medicine Lodge. The store and school are still there
 

Name: jim giles <jrget@clearwire.net>
Date: 2005-07-13
Comments:
I am a native of Barber County Ks, born in Medicine Lodge in 1925. I am glad to see Barber County being recognized as a outstanding county of Kansas. It has a lot to offer in the way of history. Such as the Peace Treaty Celebration and so forth
 

Name: Marilou West Ficklin <terrulian@nccn.net>
Date: 2005-07-13
Comments:
Thanks for doing this work. The site is easy to use and has great potential. Let me know what I can do to help. Would be happy to transcribe or abstract data for the page. Can provide genealogical info and photos about the family of U.C. Herr of Kiowa and Medicine Lodge. Also happy to supplement the info of others regarding the Painter family of Medicine Lodge.
 

Name: Velma Gee <vvgee@satx.rr.com>
Date: 2005-07-13
Comments:
A beautiful site. very informative. I hope you can add the census. I descend from a James Davidson who came to Kiowa area and Hazelton area before the opening of the Cherokee Strip in OK. They came from Wapella Co., Iowa to Nodaway co., MO. to Barber co. One daughter Nora married John Thomas Kersey and the other daughter Mary Ellen married Will Cook. They later took part in the OK. land rush.
 

Name: Marvin Williams <mw917@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-13
Comments:
Enjoyed visited Medicine Lodge and doing family genealogy; last month. Great web site.
 

Name: Mary Lou (Elsea) Hinz <hinz1@sctelcom.net>
Date: 2005-07-12
Comments:
This has a wonderful potential to become something great!! Thanks, Kim, for all your work!!! M'Lou
 

Name: Bob Whittaker <robert.whittaker@charter.net>
Date: 2005-07-11
Comments:
Thanks Kim and Jerry. A very nice site. I am descended from a daughter of Elizabeth Owens Joseph Adams. This daughter [Polly Joseph] was from Elizabeth's first marriage to Nelson Joseph. My Polly m. Lark Risner and stayed in KY. Bob.
 

Name: Robert (Bob) Osborn <bobosborn@att.net>
Date: 2005-07-11
Comments:
Kim,
This is great and it looks very good. I will check my photos
and will either email them to you or put them on a CD which
ever is preferable, just let me know.
Bob

 

Name: Elizabeth C Hoagland <echoagland@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-11
Comments:
GREAT - Glad to see this new site. Best wishes, expect to learn from it. My husband is Fred Homer Hoagland who was born in Sun City, the son of Alice and Homer Fred Hoagland.
I have been studying his family and the area for most of the sixty-three years we have been married. Have come to regard the area as my second home even though I have never lived here.

 

Name: Carol Lake Rogers <lakranch@sctelcom.net>
Date: 2005-07-11
Comments:
Glad you are doing this, Kim!
 

Name: Lee Ives <leeives@accessbee.com>
Date: 2005-07-10
Comments:
Congratulations!! Good to See.
 

Name: Jeanne <jeafreeman@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-10
Comments:
Congratulations on this new Barber County KS website. Thank you Kim and Jerry. I look forward to learning more about the county and seeing more photos.

I also am a descendent of Johnson M. Adams and his wife Elizabeth "Betty" Owens. Their youngest daughter, Eliza, was my gr grandmother. She married Walter E. Fulton.

Does anyone know who the folks were in the original wagon train from Magoffin County KY to Sun City in 1873?

 

Name: Hylon Kaufmann <hylon@direcway.com>
Date: 2005-07-10
Comments:
What a great idea! Thanks to Kim and Jerry for all of their hard work. I will look forward to seeing the site build.
 


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