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Name: Sandra Sanders <sandysanders@sunflower.com>
Date: 2014-11-26
Comments:
Dave
Dad, Grover Sanders, and I very much enjoy your columns in the Protection Press, including Past Paragraphs, and other ways you share the amazing history of Comanche County you've acquired over the years.

Dad would very much appreciate an article on the history of the Opera House, later Bills Grocery, if you ever had time to explore that topic.

Thank you for the many ways you contribute to the legacy of Comanche County.

 

Name: Chris Reed <creed@animeraiders.com>
Date: 2014-09-20
Comments:
Thank you for remembering my great grandmother Helen B. on the Wilmore Opera House page of the year 1915. She would have gotten a kick out of it.
 

Name: Judy Young Barker <judybarker91@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-08-28
Comments:
I went to grade school in Wilmore from about 1946 to 1952. We lived on Hwy 160 close to the Brown family. Our house and all the outbuildings are entirely gone. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers, particularly Karen Jackson.
 

Name: Judy Young Barker <judybarker91@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-08-28
Comments:
I went to grade school in Wilmore from about 1946 to 1952. We lived on Hwy 160 close to the Brown family. Our house and all the outbuildings are entirely gone. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers, particularly Karen Jackson.
 

Name: dottie haggard <gramhaggard@columbus.rr.com>
Date: 2014-08-18
Comments:
I am descended from the Ferren family. My grandmother was Anna Elizabeth Ferren d/o William J Ferren and Eliza Jane Evans of Belmont Co OH. There are members of the Ferren family still living in St Clairsville Richand Belmont OH. Would be happy to share any of my info.
Dottie

 

Name: Susan Holmes <honeyholmes@msn.com>
Date: 2014-08-14
Comments:
Interesting to find some history here on my mother's first husband, the late First Lieutenant Ralph J. Sooter. Please note that my mom's maiden name is "Thomson" (without the P). Many thanks.
 

Name: Christopher N. Cooper <cooperhill1856@att.net>
Date: 2014-08-12
Comments:
To whom it may concern! I do Love History and I am a Retired Missourian Archaeologist. I am very curious if anyone has ever done a Study and Survey of the Old Town of Nescatunga in Comanche County, Ks. Its a very interesting area and the tons of Research and facts here at Rootsweb.com is the best and so wonderful! Is there a way of getting permission of visiting this old Wonderful site, so a person can document it? And is there a chance that one can visit the Old Nescatunga Cemetery also, its not off limits is it? Thanks for the time and any form of Help, Chris Cooper
 

Name: Betty Rochon <bjrochon@aol.com>
Date: 2014-06-15
Comments:
My thanks to the developer of Mrs. Martin's website. I accidently found it looking to give credit for the Florence nightingale pledge image. I received the pleasure of reading about another nurse's life and dedication. Her memories live on.
 

Name: Jan Boles <janboles@janboles.com>
Date: 2014-05-24
Comments:
Memorial Day event, Boles Family cousins, May 25, 2014
 

Name: Janet (Schrock) Hubbard <jhubbard@sonic.net>
Date: 2014-05-11
Comments:
I'm delighted to find this site again while searching for weather info for Wilmore! I have not been back to Comanche County since about 2006 when I sold the farm we owned there (but kept the mineral rights!).

I seem not to have a current email for Jerry.

I still have LOTS of photos taken by my father, John Edward Schrock, in and around Wilmore. I believe all that are easily identifiable have been dealt with, but I have not discarded any that are questionable. A few are photos of kids about 4 years old, taken in the late teens in his studio located in an old cook shack in the alley near his home.

Also I have hundreds of letters written between my mother and my paternal grandmother, Nettie Grace (Ray) Schrock. It has been suggested to me that I publish those in a book so people can see what life was truly like way back. when.

 

Name: Ted K. Darnell <tesharo@comcast.net>
Date: 2014-04-09
Comments:
I would appreciate any information relating to an oil and gas exploration effort that was initiated by a Mr. Crawford in the Comanche County area during 1998 to 2000. I received word that Mr. Crawford had passed away around 2000, but the drilling and planned pipeline well connections remained as an on-going project, possibly under new ownership.
Kind regards,
Ted Darnell 8776 Traders Landing, Brownsburg, IN 46112

 

Name: Ted K. Darnell <tesharo@comcast.net>
Date: 2014-04-09
Comments:
What a beautiful and informative history of Comanche County and Coldwater. I have crossed Kansas many times on my travels from Indiana to Colorado and points west, and this 1959 celebration is so well done. Be proud!!!
 

Name: peter hamling 248 3464295 <1 248 346 4295>
Date: 2014-03-23
Comments:
My father used to talk about relatives in Coldwater ka. And my sister Mary Ellen Ihtalked to somoIne there in the late 1950sty.
 

Name: Martha Gerace Schrock <martha.schrock@rocketmail.com>
Date: 2014-02-09
Comments:
OPEN to any historical information. My grandmother was Grace *Hall* Patten, born in 1895. Not sure if it was in Comanche County or not. Her adoptive Dad was Alfred Hall and her mother Pearl (not sure if Emily Pearl *Coates* or Pearl Alice Coates ). Alfred Hall was Grace's adopted father. One of the daughter's of Grace Hall Patten was Judy Patten (born in Hutchinson to Grace and Hiram Patten). I am trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together and find out who my Grandmother's (Grace Mae Hall Patten) biological father might be. I know that Alfred Hall (Grace's adoptive father) was born in England 1854 and died and buried in 1925 in Coldwater's Crown Hill Cemetery. (?) This is a nifty and informative site. Thank you.
 

Name: Jeremy Anderson <jeremy_anderson75@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-01-22
Comments:
I am trying to find out more information on the article posted about the Blevins brother's capture near Coldwater, Kansas is 1946. I don't know who else to contact. Thank you for any assistance. Clovis Blevins was my grandfather.
 

Name: Jack Towner <jacktowner70@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-01-07
Comments:
Nice!
 

Name: Lisa Young <lisayoung.1111@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-10-24
Comments:
I was just looking up my family history. ALICE (Finney) KIMBERLY was my Grandmother, although I never met her. My Mother was Carol Anne Kimberly. I know very little about most of my family. I do know about Riley Stalcup & Johnita, but I only remember meeting Riley 1 time, I was very little.

The information I've found here is so helpful & so meaningful.

Thank you.

 

Name: Karen Wall <kwallhome@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-10-20
Comments:
Thanks for all the information and pictures that have been gathered!
 

Name: Susie Brown <suelea53@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-10-08
Comments:
I have enjoyed this site. My grandfather, Thomas Oliver moved his family there in about 1910, although they didn't stay but about a year or two, my mother had many memories of KS. My g,greatgrandfather's two sisters families, Martin and Easter Dillenger and Thomas and Mary Larmier, moved there in 1908. I would love to hear from any of treir families that may live there.
 

Name: Brad Loewen <bradloe@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-09-30
Comments:
My Comanche County roots come from my mother, Eleanor (Jackson/Haun)Loewen (b. Feb. 25, 1933; d. Feb. 17, 1998). Charles (Charlie) Jackson (b. 1897?; d. 1980) was my maternal grandfather and Grace (Nokes)Jackson was my maternal grandmother, although I never met her because she passed away before I was born.

William Vonneida (W.V.) Jackson was my great-grandfather, and I'm proud to have inherited part of the ranch that W.V. acquired and Granddad Charlie and Great-Uncle Dan ranched after W.V.

 

Name: Debbie Swindler Boley <barneyboley@cox.net>
Date: 2013-08-12
Comments:
It 's a good site and I 've really enjoyed my trips to the cemetery. My great grandmother was Mary Maltby Swindler, a sister to Effie Booth. Thanks for your work.
 

Name: Kevin Scherich <kshome62@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-08-11
Comments:
I would like my entry deleted from the website please. It is no longer accurate and contains information that is not pertinent.
 

Name: PAUL JABARA <BEEFJERKY4U@COX.NET>
Date: 2013-07-30
Comments:
My father Frank Jabara grew up in coldwater from 1925 to 1938. His father my Grandfather had a store on mainstreet called the Wichita Store. General merh. Also they bottled coke and many flavors of pop. I have a empty pop bottle that says coldwater bottling works.
 

Name: Royce L. Smith <GASmithSfi@aol.com>
Date: 2013-04-10
Comments:
I was born in Protection - a Wonderful community.
 

Name: Paul Trigg <ptrigg1955@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-04-04
Comments:
My grandfather Pete and grandmother Lurline were born in Comanche County. Pete's brother Sam is buried in the Avilla Township Cemetery. His death is mentioned in this website. They moved into Oklahoma, where my Mom was born in 1926. The "Dust Bowl" took them to Delta, Colorado where Grandma (1967), Grandpa (1976) and Mom (2005) were laid to rest.
Peter Clifford Renfrow - 16972. Son of Edmon Renfro - 16964 & Amy M Ray
- 16965. Born 11 Jul 1879 in Avilla Township, Cmch, Kansas.

He married Lurline Amanda Berry - 16973. Born About 1881 in Comanche,
Kansas

Thanks for the information you provide on this site. I've lived in Sublette, Kansas the past 35 years.


 

Name: Lara <lara@sears-homes.com>
Date: 2013-03-30
Comments:
Hi, I was doing some googling and came across your page about Alcana Ferrin and her house in Kansas.

That's not a Sears Maytown (also known as Model No. 167). It's a kit house from one of Sears' competitors--Harris Brothers of Chicago. I have attached a scan of the Harris Brothers "J F 6" model. You'll see it is a dead-on match. Lovely house!

Lara
sears-homes.com

 

Name: Garry Hodgetts <tupac_shakur_uk84ng@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2013-03-28
Comments:
hello, my names Garry, Kate Hodgetts was my great grandmother, i currently live in england where she moved to,
She was a sister of Arthur Barlow and Marshall Barlow (whom i get my middle name from), I have for years been trying to find information on the ranch, the area and the family, this site has been awesome in finding a few connections, i was wondering is there anyway to get more information from anyone ?

 

Name: wanda davenport winstead <wandaw40@windstream.net>
Date: 2013-03-26
Comments:
the pictures here of camache county, kansas are breath taking
 

Name: Bobbie McGee <roberta.mcgee@us.af.mil>
Date: 2013-03-20
Comments:
Referencing 2Lt Matt Sweet's posting dated Oct 16, 2005: We live in Anchorage, Alaska. Several years ago a friend also found a dog tag with the name J.E. Dewall on it and gave it to me before he left the state. I set it aside with the intention of trying to locate its owner, but at the time I had no idea where to start. The tag was found on Elmendorf Air Force Base at the recreational vehicle storage lot. I recently came across the tag again while looking through a box of trinkets, and decided to Google the name and town. I am hoping someone can provide a contact so I can send the dog tag back to Mr Dewall or his family.
 

Name: Jerri McKnight <jerrimck@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-03-18
Comments:
A huge THANK YOU to those that dedicated time to gather all the history and make this page for all to enjoy. I enjoyed my journey through the history of my hometown, Coldwater KS!!!
 

Name: THERON WHITE <theronwhite@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-21
Comments:
I have tried to contact you and Jerry -- without success -- to give to you a history I wrote of Nescatunga based on materials from the Kansas State Archives in 1971. I also have a county history and autobiography by Genevieve Kimple. Both are in pdf formats. Please, please respond.

Theron White

 

Name: Roy Hoffman <roy_hoffman1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-01-30
Comments:
On the 1950's Buttermilk softball photo back row 5th from the left is Doyle Hoffman
 

Name: Richard L. Baxter <richardlbaxter@msn.com>
Date: 2013-01-11
Comments:
Thank you so much for posting the obituary for Willis J. Ray.
He was my great-grandfather.It is wonderful to learn these things about him.

 

Name: Buddy Bardot <budks@aol.com>
Date: 2013-01-02
Comments:
Where doI email a poem written by Kermit McMillin about Coldwater? I used the email address I had but it was returned,
 

Name: maranda <marandaforbes@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-12-31
Comments:
my mom also had a closed adoption so i dont know who her paternal parents are n either did she, but i heard that she tried finding them with no luck before she passed away.
 

Name: maranda <marandaforbes@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-12-31
Comments:
hello you may find my story interesting then... i check my email sometiumes but will check now so i am maranda nickole forbes, i was born in 1990 on my older brothers birthday 9/21, his in 1986 i have two brothers, my other brother born on 12/9/88, his daughter, 12/10 my mom 01/21, there is a pattern, mine n my brother is opposite to my other brothers n his daughter is oppisite of my moms please email a ratio of that happening in that order cause i would like to tell my family how rare our birthdays are
 

Name: Louella M. Jones (nee Jones) <coldh20kid1943@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-12-17
Comments:
Great site. I was born and raised in Coldwater and lived there until 1981. I went to school in Wilmore the 1954-55 school term. I have really enjoyed looking at the history and had quite a few chuckles at the pictures (also a tear or two). My parents were John W. Jones and Elizabeth Waugh Jones. Thanks for the great work.
 

Name: Pat Moon <plmoon@wildblue.net>
Date: 2012-12-08
Comments:
I am the great grand daughter of Dan Fisher. My grandfather, Flake Fisher was his son and went to a mechanic school in Wilmore some time prior to 1920 when my mother was born near Abbott, NM.
 

Name: Susan Nixon <dezertsuz@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-11-26
Comments:
I've enjoyed reading about the history of some cousins related through marriage. Some of them were quite interesting characters. Thank you so much for having this site up for genealogists! I've never lived in Kansas, but now I have ties there. =)

Susan

 

Name: stacy marley <sdmarley67@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-10-29
Comments:
my work number 316 337 6506 im so sorry about this maybe i need to be n jail, i was just mad at the time.
 

Name: stacy marley <sdmarley67@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-10-29
Comments:
A few years ago i took a computer from the sheriff's off after Dave died. I need to return it, i feel really bad about this after going to court, and i lied about the whole thing, im so sorry
 

Name: Lindsey K (Jarnagin) Christensen <Lindseykchristensen@q.com>
Date: 2012-10-29
Comments:
I am the daughter of Doug Jarnagin and Linda (Quinney) Jarnagin of Burlington, CO. Douglas A Jarnagin was the first son of Nada D (White) Jarnagin and Byron G Jarnagin of Coldwater. Nada is the only living child of Arthur J White at the age of 85. She currently resides in Arkansas with her youngest daughter. I have been compiling the Jarnagin, Marris, White family tree. To date I have traced into the 1300's.
 

Name: Gerald jones <Gljones59@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-09-17
Comments:
I lived in cold water when I was 17-22 .I check in to see what has gone on in the last 40yrs. I met the Hucks back in the 1970's . My great grandfather,grandmother, uncle,aunt,cousin lived. In cold water, they were JAKE,Etta,Luther,Blanche,Jack ,Connie,GayeLemons. My dad and mom lived there also Bob &Dixie Jones .my brother &my daughter were born there .I enjoy looking and reading all the sites thank you for letting me go back in time
 

Name: Valerie Dale <valeriedale@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2012-09-12
Comments:
This site has been extremely helpful in putting our family history together. My daughter's paternal great grandfather was Neil Edwin Dale, son of James T. Dale.
 

Name: Maxine Bratcher Clark jones <Bgdawson@bigplanet.con>
Date: 2012-08-16
Comments:
Graduated protection hs 1936. Lives in garden. Bernice bratcher white is 100 yoa living also l in garden
 

Name: Judith Brown Bowman <Bowman.j@att.net>
Date: 2012-07-04
Comments:
Great grand-daughter of John E Todd.
Thank you for an article I do not have. It confirmed what I have learned from research and added some interesting details for me. There is one error in the article. It refers to Frank and Minnie Todd's home which was in section 29,twnshp 32S, range 17W, not 19-33-18.

 

Name: Dan Chandler <dnchandler23@aol.com>
Date: 2012-06-06
Comments:
Looking over this site I found it to be very interesting, thank you for a job well done.
 

Name: Martha Hall <mah516@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-05-31
Comments:
Thank you so much for this website and message board! I was able to see my great-grandfather's name, Geo. T. Hall, in the clipping from the Wilmore busines men's periodical. I saw photos that brought alive my father's stories of saving his sister, my Aunt Alma once when the creek rose, tending fences, and as a child, riding on a cattle drive from Texas back to Wilmore. He told me about riding his horse to the one-room schoolhouse and the ignominy of having his horse led each day by the teacher when he had a broken arm. (He told me she was a pretty,young teacher.) Another of his stories was about a time there was a shootout in Wilmore. (I never knew for sure if his stories were fact or fiction!)His father, Howard Shields Hall told my grandmother to take the buggy or Model A, I can't remember which, and go behind the main street to get out of harm's way. I heard about a group of gypsies that camped out by the river near the ranch.
 

Name: Michael and Sylvia Ashcraft <webatx@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-04-28
Comments:
It has been a privilge to have this online. Both Mike and I like to see our family history. Michael is the son of Ernest Ashcraft, grandson of John Wesley Ashcraft.
 

Name: Jan Guthrie <redsgirl43@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-02-13
Comments:
While searching for Lester or June Whitzel I came across the name Donald White MIA 1943. Did he leave a wife named June?
 

Name: Robin (Kuest) Hunt <birdofpraise@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-02-12
Comments:
Hello :)

I found your site while doing a search for a cousin of my great-grandmother's. My great-grandmother was Margaret May (Ferrin) Arnold, and her cousin (I believe they were cousins, anyway) was Cora Fern (Ferrin) Rockefeller.

I found the letter that Cousin Cora wrote to her folks about the flood of 1921 and was amazed at what she and her family lived through. I will definitely pass this on to a relative of mine who is the keeper of our family history.

Thank you so much for making this information available.

Robin Hunt

 

Name: Charles Patrick Sterling <chuck@sterlingquality water.com>
Date: 2012-01-13
Comments:
For whomever can help me locate my Grandparents or other members of my Family in Kansas. My father was an orphan...
He had lost both of his parants in 1919 from the Spanish flu. It is said that they lived on the Rockefeller Ranch.
they lived in a sod house. when my Grandmother got ill and died my father and possibly sisters and grandfather broke my grandmothers china over her grave. They left to head south perhapes Texas. However,somewhere along the road grandfather also got ill and died.I am named for my Grandfather ( Charles P.Sterling) My father is George Sterling Born about 1908. Chuck Sterling 1-13-12...

 

Name: Buddy bardot <budks@aol.com>
Date: 2012-01-11
Comments:
Can anyone tell me the name of the blacksmith whoes shop was between Allerdice's store and B. J. Herd farm store in the 1940's?
Mr. Morris' blacksmith shop was by the Phillips 66.

 

Name: Brad Eakin <runninrbl@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-14
Comments:
Thanks for helping me find where my family came from. My father was Daryl Lee Eakin, his father was Donald Lee Eakin, who was the son of Walter F Eakin and Anna Marie Schenk. Both my parents have passed away as well as my grandparents, thanks again.
 

Name: patricia dunn <patjdunn@att.net>
Date: 2011-11-13
Comments:
good job.very good information.i am the grandaughter of t.c.bibb & amon richardson,all in the crown hill cemetary
 

Name: sharon bowsher <bowsher1945@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-10-24
Comments:
i am the great grandaughter of dan i davis- in march 20 1886 enterprise- thank you so very much for the inf0- i have his autobiography - and he writes of nescatunga and his hardware store- thank you for your efforts with this site- much appreciated- makes history come alive and we thank you
 

Name: Keith Churilla <kwchurilla@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-18
Comments:
If anyone is interested, my father served with Aubrey Holland in the 49th Fighter Group. My father, George Churilla, wrote a diary entry regarding the circumstances surrounding Aubrey's death. If you would like to have copy of the June 12, 1944 entry, contact me.
 

Name: Millie Hutchison <chantillymillie@cebridge.net>
Date: 2011-10-06
Comments:
Phyllis,
Do you remember dressing chickens with me and Mildred in 1976?
Eddie and Millie Hutchison from Missouri

 

Name: Eileen Hewgley <elhewgley@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-30
Comments:
My father(George Sutherland)was born in Wilmore in 1917. The family moved to Colorado when he was about 8 years old. My husband and I stopped in Wilmore and checked out the town about 5 years ago. It was a trip I will never forget. I plan on returning for another visit sometime in the near future. Thanks for posting a lot of info on the area.
 

Name: Becky Cline Setterstrom <johnstrom@cableone.net>
Date: 2011-09-20
Comments:
I have found a number of mistakes in the James Cline history. The picture of the whole family together has alot of people mismarked. Especially among the grandchildren. Who do I talk to about cleaning this up? History can't be changed just because we don't like it. Grandma told me the whole story because she wanted it straightened out. I'm not the only one she told. Bonnie Jo told the the exact story, my Mom was told along with others. This needs to be fixed now before we're gone and it is never corrected.
 

Name: Sharon K. Zane <sharon.miller1@cox.net>
Date: 2011-08-13
Comments:
Thanks for the artical about my Dad. Iam the sole surviver of Squires children. I turned 71 years on May 18, 2011. Was born in Longbeach, Cal. where my Dad shiped out on that fatal cruise. Dad had 3 children, Kenneth Keith, Squire Boone Jr. and my self.
 

Name: Rachel Shoemaker <ffshoe@olp.net>
Date: 2011-08-12
Comments:
I might add, Sears sold 70,000 kit homes. Wardway (Montgomery Wards) sold 30,000 kit homes. That makes the Ferrin house more rare than what you all thought :)
If you want more info you can email me at ffshoe@olp.net or google Rosemary Thornton, she has written many books about kit homes from both companies.

 

Name: Rachel Shoemaker <ffshoe@olp.net>
Date: 2011-08-12
Comments:
I might add, Sears sold 70,000 kit homes. Wardway (Montgomery Wards) sold 30,000 kit homes. That makes the Ferrin house more rare than what you all thought :)
If you want more info you can email me at ffeshoe@olp.net or google Rosemary Thornton, she has written many books about kit homes from both companies.

 

Name: robert murphy <murphy0121@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-08-11
Comments:
my father was station there as a photographers mate in about 79 i beleave. his name is emmett murphy at that time ph2. i remember as a kid going to the blue angles guys barrack an playing pool with them. we left NPTR el centro and went to China lake nwc
 

Name: Rachel Shoemaker <ffshoe@olp.net>
Date: 2011-08-11
Comments:
The home of Loren & Alcana Ferrin in Wilmore, Kansas photographed by John Edward Schrock in the 1970's. Is actually a Wardway #140 renamed #181 in 1915. There were some changes made to the turret in 1915. The Ferrin house is the #140 before Wardway changed the top of the turret as well as a few other changes to the exterior of the house.
 

Name: Tim Huston <timh@officeshop.net>
Date: 2011-08-04
Comments:
Jerry, I was attached to Squadron VFP-63 (Light Photographic Squadron) AV/ARMs Div. out of NAS Miramar San Diego. (now MCAS). We would get sent in '78 or'79 TAD to El Centro NPTR. I wasn't a PH or anything but I was also assigned to NAS Pensacola and probably had some connections with PH's there too. There was an old bombed out building we called the "Alamo" somewhere in the area (off-base is my guess), ground support crews and zeros would go there to let off some steam and "walk the wall" .Ever hear of that? Thanks for posting. You obviously are doing a lot of good. Tim Huston AT3 USN 1976-1980

 

Name: Larry L Wright <larry4850@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-07-30
Comments:
I like the site and am from Coldwater, Ks. Do you have all the graves listed? I do not see all, but do see certain families. I have infromation on Sears and Wright graves in Crown Hill. I am doing ancestry on my family.
thank you in advance, and if I can help let me know
Larry L Wright

 

Name: Kristopher Haugh <kristopher.haugh2navy.mil>
Date: 2011-06-30
Comments:
Loved your site about the PH's at El Centro. I am the Deputy PAO and we'd love to chat with you guys sometime about gathering up some of your photos for presentation on base!
 

Name: Mariann Heide Affolter <maffolter@twinvalley.net>
Date: 2011-06-21
Comments:
My dad was Powell H. Heide. He graduated from Wilmore High School. He would be 93 years old now, so I'm not sure what year he graduated. His grandparents are E.A. and Sarah Powell. They're buried in the Wilmore Cemetery. I'm planning a trip there this summer. Dad grew up on the Arrington Ranch. I wanted to visit the cemetery and wondered if that ranch name sounded familiar. Also if the school still there or does Wilmore have a museum? My dad's brother graduated from Coldwater High school. Thanks
 

Name: John Jackson <jajacks62@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-06-01
Comments:
Love your site particulary the Civil war Veterans of Comanche County, Kansas portion. Excellent research on truely great pioneers.
 

Name: rhonda frazier fahs <rhondafahs@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-05-28
Comments:
very good pictures! I gradusated Coldwater High School 1972
 

Name: ramona j bardot <rjbardotkan@msn.com>
Date: 2011-05-28
Comments:
Thanks for the extra effort you are making to perserve our past.
 

Name: Dana Markowitz <danamarkowitz@att.net>
Date: 2011-05-17
Comments:
Crail and Anna Pennington were my grandparents, Hazel McMurray my aunt, Mabel Eaton my grant aunt. I ran across this site by accident but was taken back to my childhood summers spent in Coldwater. I haven't forgotten.
 

Name: Rhonda Danielson Bremmeyer <mrsrgb@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-05-03
Comments:
I was thrilled to find a write up of my grandfather John M Campbell. Several grandfathers are Civil war veterans I am finding out. Thanks for the information
 

Name: Theresa Andres <pta@tds.net>
Date: 2011-04-28
Comments:
Hi, Thank you so much for this site and the information it contains. I am the great-great granddaughter of James A. Jarnagin, listed on your site. How thrilling to find him listed! Thank you again.
 

Name: Lloyd A Brewer <ncblab@embarqmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-26
Comments:
Starting my search. It appears that Andrew Brewer (my gg grandfather ) moved from Morgan, Indiana to Nemhaha, Kansas in the mid 1850.
Wondering if there is any connection ?
Thanks, Lloyd

 

Name: Pamela Morton <pkmorton@hetnet.nl>
Date: 2011-03-13
Comments:
My grandfather, John R. Morton, settled in Protection, then Red Bluff in about 1888. He and wife Laura had 11 children and built up a farm which is now a quarter horse farm outside of protection. My father, Orla was the 4th child, born in 1910. We visited Protection every year and I have fond memories of the place. I was delighted to find this website and though I live far away now (Amsterdam, Holland) the sights and sounds, the smell of the good air there in Western Kansas stays with me. Anything you have on the Mortons I would really appreciate learning about.
 

Name: Trudy Riner Eikenberry <teberry@pld.com>
Date: 2011-02-19
Comments:
It was great to find this site where I was able to read about so many of my Riner, Wait, and Huck relatives.
 

Name: Henry Shelley <henryshelley1957@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-02-14
Comments:
Wonderful historical background.
Great Grandson of R.A.J. Shelley,Grandson of Paul Shelley.

Regards,

Henry P. Shelley

 

Name: Clorisa (Brazill) Bridgers <cdbridgers@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-01-21
Comments:
My great-grandmother was Jessie Cline (married to Hueston Cline). I've enjoyed seeing these pictures and this website very much.
 

Name: Ive McKinney <bnjmckin@charter.net>
Date: 2011-01-20
Comments:
My uncle Capt Ive McKinney was a close friend of Jack Ashcraft. They flew together as members of the Gates Air Circus of the 1920s. You have a picture taken by an old Jenny. IT shows Jack from left to right is Divalo the Wing Walker next is my uncle Ive Mckinney. Standing on the wing is not pictured is Buck SteelErrett Williams. My uncle was also killed in a crash in May of 1930. I was born in July 1930 and was given his name,which I am proud of. I have a scrapbook that tells all about his flying days. He was the 368th pilot to get a license and it was signed by Orville Wright. Ive McKinney USAF Korea 1950.
 

Name: Jerry David Cline <clinehutch@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-12-22
Comments:
I was researching Jerry D. Cline names, and ran across Jerry Dean Cline in Coldwater, Ks. I had to investigate. Thank you Rhonda Cline Nickel for taking time to record this information.I found the site interesting and informative. I have Morton ancestry in the Coldwater area, and now surname connections. Hoping I find time to research farther.
 

Name: james clayton <jclay35675@aol.com>
Date: 2010-12-01
Comments:
extremely fine web site and information
 

Name: Marcella Oller Jackson <dwjackson@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2010-11-30
Comments:
William Oller was my great uncle. He married Elida Heaton.
I have enjoyed reading about William and his family that lived there many years ago.

I would love to hear from any of the Oller's that live there now. Also that may know any of the family.
This is a very interesting site. Thanks you for all the information that you put on it.I live in Illinois.
Marcella



 

Name: Stasia Crowley <stasiacrowley@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-11-18
Comments:
Very cool! I found this an interesting site. Thank you.
 

Name: Kim Schmidt <kimaleefern@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-11-16
Comments:
What a delight to find a site dedicated to this special place. Both my grandmother-in-law, Alzina Baker, and mother-in-law, Nita Schmidt, were buried there within the last year and a half. I was searching for info regarding headstones. If you could be so kind and e-mail me the caretaker's name I would greatly appreciate it. Thank-you
 

Name: Barbara "Bobbi" Bayne Rogers <bobbi.rogers@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2010-11-14
Comments:
Thank you for the time you have spent putting this out for the rest of us to read. This is AWESOME.
 

Name: Rachael Johnson <rachaelanne33@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-10-19
Comments:
Im hoping to use this site in my Research Paper for Ancient Art. My topic is focused on Coldwater's Courthouse and the different movements that lead to the classical designs in its architecture
Thanks!

 

Name: jacob Talley Bailey <critt61626@aol.com>
Date: 2010-10-17
Comments:
I enjoy this website very much and several years ago contributed a bio on my great granddad Reverand Joseph S. Bailey. I would like to ask a correction be made to his title. He was an Elder of the Christian Church just like his obituary reads. I ask for this correction if possible. Thanks Jacob Talley Bailey
 

Name: Linda Iverson <linda_iverson@att.net>
Date: 2010-10-12
Comments:
Hello I am looking for any information about Earl Easton Butts B:8/25/1883 in Comanche KS if anyone knows anything would you please email me I am the grandaughter of Earl and daughter of Eldon
 

Name: Pete Rogers <PRogers@Oatey.Com>
Date: 2010-10-12
Comments:
Great web site Jerry! Hope to see future updates.
 

Name: david <www.allaboutvending.net>
Date: 2010-09-26
Comments:
great site
 

Name: Lori <lorrihendrix@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-08-26
Comments:
You don't know me, But I had something really strange happen to me. I live in Redding Calif. I was recently given this small silver spoon and on the handle it states Church the back has WR. Feeling Depressed and with nothing better to do, I started looking up the information about the spoon. I found your Web site. I didn't get far when I got goose bumps. The first photo the lady at the end on the bottom row looked familiar to me. I don't even know why I looked I was looking for a picture of a silver spoon not a picture of people. Mary was the ladies name and she was born in Nevada, Missouri. I Moved to Redding, California about 5 years ago. I am From Nevada, Missouri. I have been thinking about moving back. It sounds crazy I know but thank you! I believe I was given an answer to my question. from 2000 miles away. When I tell people where I'm from they think I'm nuts they'd say "Nevada Missouri" then try too correct me and say you mean Nevada. I say No you have to put the drawl into it! NeVaaaDa. Cool Huh Thanks Again
 

Name: joanie williams puls <joanpuls@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-08-11
Comments:
Always interested in my fathers home county and home(Protection)..His name was wayne williams--his fathers name was Jesse Williams. I have been in Protection many times and will be going there in Oct for a cousins family reunion..joanie puls topeka ks
 

Name: Roger Williams <auranel@aol.com>
Date: 2010-07-14
Comments:
I am the son of Boyd D. Williams, and James M. Williams was my paternal grandfather. I am interested in connecting with all extended family, and any help you can give would be sincerely appreciated.

Thank you.

 

Name: Sharon Mitchell <mitchellws@cox.net>
Date: 2010-07-01
Comments:
Crown Hill Cemetery - Robert R. McGaully should be Robert E. (Emmett) McGaully b. Nov 19, 1874 d .Jan 4, 1938
 

Name: Robin Fish <robinf57@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-06-25
Comments:
Thank you for this site. I found it by accident and lo and behold the second thing I saw is a postcard addressed to my relative, Ida Fish. I am just starting to research my family tree. Most came from Circleville. Perhaps I will happen on to more information.
Thank you, Robin Fish

 

Name: Michelle Brown <thebrowns2009@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-06-25
Comments:
I am so happy I came across this site. My grandmother was Susie M. Wells and grandfather was Gaylord C. Wells who are in the Barber Cemetery in Aetna. I have had such a wonderful experience seeing all the the things on here and reading the article transcribed about the tornado on May 7th 1929 that actually mentions my father Gene Wells and his brother and sister. I have been sharing it with my sister and figuring things out about who fits where. Thank you!!!
 

Name: Mary Harding( JB Delaneys Sis) <marybak4@aol.com>
Date: 2010-05-24
Comments:
This is a walk back in time. I know several who are resting there. We lived in Wilmore in the 1950's. Again thanks for all of your efforts for a job well done. Mary
 

Name: Linda Pescosolido <LPesco@aol.com>
Date: 2010-04-25
Comments:
Dear Jerry: I've just discovered recently that I am a descendant of Jonathan Farren and have thoroughly enjoyed today the really outstanding job you have done on this family website with lots of interesting historical information and very good original sources cited. Thank you!
Best regards from California, Linda

 

Name: Rulon Dann Ferrin <papa_dann@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-20
Comments:
Jerry I am a 3rd generation descendant of Jacob Samuel Ferrin Whowas killed around Safford Az. by A Apache renegade namewd Dutchy who was later hanged for the murder of my great grandfather would love to hear from you I reside in Kingman Arizona.
respectfully Dann Ferrin

 

Name: Vicki Odom <gwodom@aol.com>
Date: 2010-04-11
Comments:
My uncle, TSGT Frank Callahan was a member of the same crew as SSGT Lee Hecht and their remains are interred in the same grave at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville, KY. I would be interested in corresponding with family members and would like permission to copy the letter from the Army about the crash. Thank you.
 

Name: Wm R Eubank <richio@cox.net>
Date: 2010-04-09
Comments:
Recently I drove out the old Englewood Branch of the Santa Fe Railroad and noted the cemetery near Wilmore. Some of my relatives homesteaded near Springvale and I wondered if they might have been buried at Wilmore which explains why I searched for and found this site. Although I did not find any Eubank folks buried at Wilmore, I was impressed with the website. Thank you.
 

Name: Sandi <bruceandsandi@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-04-03
Comments:
I forgot to mention. Nellie May Barnett and I share the same middle name. As does my grandmother and mother. Perhaps Nellie was the beginning of our middle name heritage? Only thing is my mother and I's spelling is Mae, not May. I am not sure of my grandmother middle spelling. When I get the chance I will check great grandfather's family Bible and see how he spells it.

Have a good evening!

 

Name: Sandi <bruceandsandi@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-04-03
Comments:
Hello! I am the great great great granddaughter of Rial Barnett. Just today I went to his grave as well as my great great grandparents grave, William C and Mary Barnett.
My great grandfather is Joseph Barnett (William and Mary son) My family has his Family Bible which gave us a good start of following the Barnett family line.
I came by your site via a web search. I can give you more information on the Rial family line if you would like.

Sandi

 

Name: Warren Overpack 3rs <wo011742@GMAIL.com>
Date: 2010-03-26
Comments:
Great site! I am related to Sarah Susan Wilmore of Jay County, Indiana.


 

Name: joyce riggs-church <sumcogencen@havilandtelco.com>
Date: 2010-03-25
Comments:
I have heard alot of nice things about wilmore through my college friend Wanda Booth. Also, I recall riding across the pastures that look much like those that are in the pictures above.
 

Name: Faye Danford <cdanford@graceba.net>
Date: 2010-03-22
Comments:
Thank you for helping me to find some more Cosby's that I didn't know about. My Grandfather was Richard Washingyon Cosby, my great grandfather was Thomas Clinton Cosby, my great great grandfather was Richard James Cosby, my great great great grandfather was Wingfiel Cosby, his father was Hickerson Cosby, his father was David Cosby Jr., his father was David Cosby, his father was Charles Cosby, His father was John Cosby, his father was Charles Cosby. Most of my ancestors came in at Va. & scattered all over but most of them wound up in Randolph Co., Ga. then some moved to Al. I feel sure these Cosby's will prove to be some of my ancestors. Faye Danford.
 

Name: Faye Danford <cdanford@graceba.net>
Date: 2010-03-22
Comments:
Thank you for helping me to find some more Cosby's that I didn't know about. My Grandfather was Richard Washingyon Cosby, my great grandfather was Thomas Clinton Cosby, my great great grandfather was Richard James Cosby, my great great great grandfather was Wingfiel Cosby, his father was Hickerson Cosby, his father was David Cosby Jr., his father was David Cosby, his father was Charles Cosby, His father was John Cosby, his father was Charles Cosby. Most of my ancestors came in at Va. & scattered all over but most of them wound up in Randolph Co., Ga. then some moved to Al. I feel sure these Cosby's will prove to be some of my ancestors. Faye Danford.
 

Name: Barry Hendrickson <bkaah@aol.com>
Date: 2010-03-16
Comments:
Greetings
My name is Barry hendrickson, i was the civiliam mechanic(in training)at the service station.I remember nearly all the names and remember them fondly.I think i purchased a Triumph tr6 from Scott Macdonand? I was the one that protected Salena the beautiful cashier at the gas station from you guys.Or was i protecting you guys from her? Anyway it was great remembering and seeing the photos.
Thanks

Barry Hendrickson

 

Name: Michael L. Steen <mlsteen1@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-03-03
Comments:
Thank you for providing the information on your web site. It was very helpful.
 

Name: Judy Johnson (nee Stout) <jrj@fidalgo.net>
Date: 2010-02-02
Comments:
I'm in the 1959 HS Yearbook, as a Freshman. During my high school years, I lived with my Grandfather, Arthur C. Perry, on his T-6 ranch further down Mule Creek, and finished High School at Coldwater.

Really enjoyed going over these pages, remembering. Thank you for your fine work.

Judy R. Johnson

 

Name: H. S. Anderson <anderson1077@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2010-02-02
Comments:
I found the name SEYBERT SMITH on your site as a soldier from your area in WWII. I have scanned a picture from 1942 clearly showing the name and picture of a SEYBERT D. SMITH who was in the 82nd Airborne, 327th Inf, Co. K which transitioned into the 101st Airborne, 327th GLIDER Inf. If anyone is interested in a copy of this scan, I will be glad to forward it. I had found my uncle in this same picture. Regards
 

Name: Cecil Ryals <tisnan@cox.net>
Date: 2010-01-25
Comments:
Step-son of Charles Norton whose brother is Robert Norton of Protection.We lived in Protection for a year after the war.
 

Name: Charlotte Dyson <libmrducks_99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-29
Comments:
I also enjoyed the story and the description of Mrs Ferrins house. I love Sears Homes, as a matter of fact, My husband and I own the same Sears House, the Maytown. We live in Ill. It describes our home. Thanks for the info. Charlotte Dyson
 

Name: Clifford Brazill <chbrazill@cox.net>
Date: 2009-12-26
Comments:
Grandson of Hueston & Jessie A. Cline
 

Name: Randy C. Smart <rsmart@ancestor-rescue.com>
Date: 2009-12-15
Comments:
Thanks for the great info on my grandfather, Joe(l) Winn.

Please see : http://www.ancestor-rescue.com/Winn/WinnJoel.htm

 

Name: Michael Neumann <linda_neumann@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-12-15
Comments:
Ms. Brier: Thank you for the information about Ernest Walter Neumann and his sister, Agnes Neumann. These two people are my deceased father's uncle and aunt.My father's father was Julius Karl Neumann, the older brother of Ernest Walter Neumann. I did not know, until now, that my grandfather had a brother. I think I found a hobby today, thanks to you.
 

Name: Connie Nolta <connie59@roadrunner.com>
Date: 2009-11-15
Comments:
I am the widow of Bill Nolta. Imagine my surprise when visiting w/a classmate from Virginia in San Diego yesterday, he mentioned he had googled my husband. I did that just now. What a wonderful site and the memories u have evoked for me of Bill. So many of the names I recognize and haven't heard for years.

Our daughter, Beth, is a special ed teacher in Seeley, has married and given me a granddaughter, Kadyn, who is 5 1/2. It is hard to believe Bill has been gone 21 years.

I would love to see the pipe u mentioned w/characteristics of Bill, Jerry. The "Sea Daddy" picture is one of my favorites. Thanks for this wonderful trip down memory lane. I still live in El Centro in the house he and I bought when he retired.

I will visit this site often. Connie Nolta

 

Name: Jennifer Rhines <horsebrook@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-11-14
Comments:
Gordon Lyle Ferrin was my best friend and "Grampa"
 

Name: Rick flood <fflash3535@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-10-22
Comments:
Found much looked for history on my ancestor AC McDonold. Many thanks for your in-depth collection of history.
 

Name: nee Betsy Clements Collins <betspix@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-10-09
Comments:
I am delighted to read about Cliff/Clifton Wood, the brother of my progenitor Eleanor Jane Wood, who was my mother's grandma. I admire these people, my great grandmother and others of her family, who went through so much starting our country. b (Cupertino, CA)
 

Name: Joel Billy <joelbilly100@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-09-19
Comments:
I love this page guestbook of yours Iam interesting in finding of the LT.Ralph J Sooterliving families who was a member of the USAAF a pilot of P.40 during theWW11 1943 in the south pacific.Hes from Kansas .Let his living families know that I still have some ofhis remaining with me after more than 60yrs and its safe in hand.If his families are interest to see it then do contact me on Email Address .joelbilly100@gmail.com
Thank Jerry Ferrin for this page.

Joel Billy/ Solomon Island South Pacific.

 

Name: Jan Louise Wilmore Browning <2hearts@cableone.net>
Date: 2009-09-15
Comments:
Tommie Wilmore is my great-grandfather. In the bio you left out my dad. He is Ray Wright Wilmore 2nd son. Eldon Milan Wilmore born 9-11-1924 died 9/1978. He was married to Joan May Brown 2/11/55.

Thank You,
Jan Wilmore Browning

 

Name: Rita Martin <ccedf@giantcomm.net>
Date: 2009-09-10
Comments:
I love this site. As the Executive Director of Comanche County Economic Development Foundation, I am always doing research for the Comanche County website that I am constantly working on. The information You provide is very helpful to me. Thank you very much. I would like to link this site to my website. Thank you again.
 

Name: Windy L Petty <pettybunch@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-09-08
Comments:
God Bless :)
 

Name: Windy L Petty <pettybunch@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-09-08
Comments:
What a great web site! I have been working on a scrap book for our 3 yr old Grandson, Charles Tristin Petty.The information on this site has been so informative.
God Bles
Windy Petty
Kip Petty's wife

 

Name: rita neilson <pvtmom2@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-09-04
Comments:
Thanks for so much of the info for Wilmore area! as well as Comanche County! I'm the new librarian at Wilmore and sure appreciate the info! When your in the area, stop in! Once again Thanks for the all the work!
 

Name: Pat Timmoms <pdtim@cox.net>
Date: 2009-09-01
Comments:
What a wonderful find! I have been searching Kansas and Oklahome for information about Mary Drummond Keith and on a whim tried google! Her father was Isaac Drummond or I.S. Drummnd, my Great Grandfather! I know I's and T's are hard to distinguish. This helps to fill in many blanks in our family history. Thank you so much!
 

Name: Sharon Kay Miller <emiller41@cox.net>
Date: 2009-08-23
Comments:
I am the daughter of Squire Boone Zane, killed 1941 WW11. You have posted several articals I have never seen. They mean a great deal to me. I was only 18 mo. old when my Dad was killed and Mom never educated we three kids on our father, or his family. I have always felt cheated not knowing his side of the family, so any thing I learn about him thrills me. Thank you for the wonderful tribute to my Dad.
 

Name: John McKinney <john.mckinney@sherwin.com>
Date: 2009-08-23
Comments:
I had an uncle that went MIA in Guadalcana on Jan 27th, 1943. He flew a P-38. May have been a member of the 347th FG and 339th Squadron. His name was Norris D. McDaniel, Lt., AAF.

Any info on him would be apprciated.

 

Name: Catherine Hackney-Smith <cks4836@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-08-07
Comments:
We live in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pa. and have seen nothing as great as this around here. thank you so much for all the hard work you have all done.
 

Name: Charles R Jellison <crjellison@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-08-07
Comments:
Someone has done a lot of good work on this site!
 

Name: lori oakes <lorigeegirl@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-08-03
Comments:
Hi. I am trying to locate the individuals related to Henry S. Baird who once lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At one time, I have addresses of relatives, but the book was taken. Please help me. Two individuals I have already found are Barac Obama and Brad Pitt.I hope to hear from anyone who can help. Thanks. Lori Oakes
 

Name: Linda Malson Wayne <lwayne@insight.rr.com>
Date: 2009-07-29
Comments:
I just Googled my name to see what happened, and I came across your website. What a great idea to list all the graduates of your high school. I have the same name as a graduate of 1966, which is a coincidence, because I also graduated from high school in 1966.


 

Name: Sandra Behler McMullen <sandyinlittlerw@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-07-26
Comments:
I was researching my grandfather, Samuel D. Behler whose mom was Awilda Behler. I came across her in RootsWeb and It showed my father coming to her funeral from Detroit where he lived until he died in 1974. I sure miss him. If you know of any of my relatives have them email me and put Samuel's name in the subject line. I would love to get to know his family. My husband and I are planning on coming to Comanche County in September 2009.
 

Name: Ed Schoenberger <grandaddie6@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-07-25
Comments:
Shirley Brier has done a FANTASTIC job in documenting Comanche county history!!!!!!!!!!
 

Name: David wayne Ferrin <ferrin_dw@live.com>
Date: 2009-07-25
Comments:
I spoke to you some time ago about my ferrin/farren line of michigan, since than I have been working hard at it, but still I have not connected to jonathan farrin.

will you PEASE e-mail me
thanks David

 

Name: Jim Sutherland <suds00@tctwest.net>
Date: 2009-07-20
Comments:
Nice work on your website; it has been most helpful in helping to trace my family's roots in Kansas.

I would hope to visit some day.

Best regards,

Jim Sutherland

 

Name: Donald Baessler <Donslite@cox.net>
Date: 2009-07-20
Comments:
Son of Moritz K. Baessler. Grandson of Theodore C Baessler
 

Name: Robert Wesley Ferrin <rwf83@att.net>
Date: 2009-07-11
Comments:
Your history of The Ferrin family from Jonathan forward has filled in quite a few blanks regarding the Familys move into the Midwestern and Western parts of the county.
Thank you for you dedication and fine work you have done
on this subject.

As you can see my middle name came from My Great GrandFather Wesley Clay Ferrin.

 

Name: carolyn Menzies <wrmissy2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-07-10
Comments:
Hi, great site! I am researching a couple that were from Kansas that might be related to you and needed to contact you. I have some interesting photos of one James Washington Baker, and his wife, Harriet Baker. Back of photo says "Meryl's grandparents")Are they any relation? Please email even if not so I can keep looking.
Trying to locate their families.

Thanks!

 

Name: Duane Rosenberry <drosenberry455@msn.com>
Date: 2009-07-05
Comments:
Greetings. I love the picture of the snow storm in 1995
Anyway I can purchase a copy of that photo?

Let me know.

 

Name: Shanie Ferrin-Gardner <slg801@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-07-01
Comments:
Really cool to see Jonathan's Grave. I believe I am a descent
of Jonathans. Lynn Sutter Ferrin is my Great-Grand Farther

 

Name: george alan sims <desertspringsranch@verizon.net>
Date: 2009-06-27
Comments:
eric a sims mentioned in this site was my fathers cousin he was a staff sargent in the army he died of wounds january 12 1942 and was buried in belgium. doris stiener sister to calvert sims wife who was serving as a nurse was with him when he died. eric was born april 4 1914 on the old m.r. platt ranch in south east comanche county he attended coldwater h.s. and northwestern state teachers collage in alva oklahoma
 

Name: Roger L. Sims <durt50@netzero.com>
Date: 2009-06-26
Comments:
My Brother, George stumbled onto this site and called me. We really enjoyed reading about the estill ranch that our Grandfather Ethan Sims lived at as foreman and eventually inherited part of. His Son Glenn was our Dad and I was mistakenly refered to as Robert when reference was made to his sons. I have put this site in my favorites and plan to return to enjoy the rich history of the area. Thank You, Roger Sims
 

Name: george alan sims <desertspringsranch@verizon.net>
Date: 2009-06-26
Comments:
my father is glenn dale sims who was raised on the estill ranch he was born may 21 1919 at medicine lodge, barber county ,kansas i have old photos of him his bother gilbert and thier cousins rideing horseback on the ranch as children .sadly my father left us in 1975 and i have lost touch with his siblings i visited comanche and barber counties in march of 2009 it was nice to once again see where my father grew up
 

Name: THERON WHITE <theronwhite@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-06-07
Comments:
I have a college paper on Nescatunga. My research included reading all existing issues of the Nescatunga Chieftain. One particular article tells about the meeting between members of the Coldwater town company and the Comanche Pool. Finally, the two parties came together to fight a prairie fire. That meeting doomed Nescatunga.

I would gladly contribute it for the site.

 

Name: Kay Spiegel <rspiegel@valornet.com>
Date: 2009-05-28
Comments:
This is a worthwhile undertaking but I can see where you could use some help. Perhaps in time others will participate.
Kay

 

Name: Karen Bean Salyer <kbsalyer@cox.net>
Date: 2009-05-25
Comments:
It is a pleasure to see such a good web site for Coldwater and Comanche Co.. My family, on both sides, were foundational families in the establishment of the county. I would like to see information regarding Ed and Kate Weimert published here also. They were my mother's parents, and came to Comanche Co in 1900. They were highly valued by their contributions to the community. I have sent documents to Rick Beeley about them, as they were honored at the time of their deaths. Please advise as to how I can help add their interesting legacy to those recognized on this web site.
Thanks. Really appreciate the work on this site. Good job.
Karen Bean Salyer

 

Name: Lawrence R Lamb <lrlucky1@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-05-22
Comments:
I am a Vietnam Veteran from Protection, Kansas. I was disapointed my name was not on list, or Monument at Haritage Memorial Park. I was in the Army from 06/1964-06/1966.
I shipped out to Vietnam 07/1965. The only reason I can think of why I was omitted, is growing up in Protection, I went by my middle name Ronald

 

Name: Lee W. Gerber <gerberrx@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-05-10
Comments:
The story about my dad, Alvin Gerber, and the others involved with the Bonnie ^ Clyde episode, was mostly accurate, but the reason they were away from the teacher's picnic was that they were in possession of and consuming home brew beer, which was not legal at the time.
Neat web page,
Thanks,
Lee

 

Name: Leonard Heebner <the.heebners@juno.com>
Date: 2009-05-06
Comments:
We have the pleasure of spending the winter with Dan & Linda Winter in Coolidge AZ. Two of the nicest people anyone could ever be aquainted with. What talent they posess. It's a gift for sure.
 

Name: Stacey Chilcote-Muschick <buns@iowatelecom.net>
Date: 2009-05-01
Comments:
Hello, I was needing to know if anyone knows or show in any records about Tom Chilcote and his wife Dororthy(I think this was her name). They were the parents of Kenneth D Chilcote, my dad, and Leola Chilcote(Wilkerson)we knew as grandmother. I'm checking for any information at all in Commanche Cnty area on Tom Chilcote. or Dorothy. I'm not sure how long Tom Chilcote stayed around Coldwater or Commanche Cnty area after his wife Dorothy died. My dad's mom died when he was a young boy and Leola started raising him then. I think Tom did come around a few times to Coldwater. I believe he may have had a brother named J D. I don't know where Dorothy died and not sure if she was buried in Coldwater.
Thank you so much for your help.
Stacey Chilcote-Muschick

 

Name: Alice Kay Spiegel <rspiegel@valornet.com>
Date: 2009-04-28
Comments:
Lots of time and effort went into this listing and website. Will be a lucky break for some researchers.
Thanks for your work.

 

Name: Stacey Chilcote-Muschick <buns@iowatelecom.net>
Date: 2009-04-21
Comments:
This is a revised message from the one I posted on 4/18/09. I am checking any information on a Tom or Dorothy Chilcote, parents of Kenny D. Chilcote. I think Tom's mom's name was Hatti Gordon and dad David Chilcote?? I think J.D. Chilcote was a brother? Thanks
 

Name: Martha Crawford <crawford5471@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-04-20
Comments:
Was so happy to see this picture on the web. Beulah and James are my grand-parents, and Bryan is my Great uncle. I hope that this information will help someone find out more about their family.
 

Name: Stacey Chilcote-Muschick <buns@iowatelecom.net>
Date: 2009-04-18
Comments:
I am looking for any information on a J.D. Chilcote, father of Kenneth Dean Chilcote. My Dad Kenny was raised by his aunt Leola Wilkerson-Sanders. I don't know J.D.'s wife's name(my dad's mom) who passed away when he was a young boy. I don't know where he went from Coldwater. If anyone would know anything about him I would be greatly appreciative if you could pass anything on to me. Thanks for your help. This is a wonderful site. I have found other geneaology information from this site.
 

Name: Barbara Page <pagegirl306@aol.com>
Date: 2009-04-08
Comments:
found your interesting site while searching roots on web for ancestor John Jarren born jan 29 1800 in E.Haven, Conn - good luck in your search efforts
 

Name: Buddy M. Bardot <Budks@aol.com>
Date: 2009-04-07
Comments:
Whom should I contact to correct the History Page for Frank and Mary Bardot, my grandparents? I have researched the Bardot family tree the last 3 years and found most of the write up is false.
 

Name: Sherry Galloway Willis <bcimager@sutv.com>
Date: 2009-03-30
Comments:
I am the grand-daughter of Iris Metzker. I would love to find a copy of the book which contains a poem that my uncle, Leighton Metzker's wrote. I have tried Anthony Book of Poems and World's Fair Anthology of Verse and San Francisco World's Fair with no luck. I would love to give it to my mother, George Ellen Galloway, who is still living.
 

Name: PH1 John Vasquez (NAC)(PJ) <jonnie_vas@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-30
Comments:
I stumbled on to the website when I was searching for a pic of the A3 to show to a friend of mine. I was stationed at El Centro, January 1973 Ė January 1976 after A and Mopic C school as a PH3. I started to work in the Mopic lab when I got there and was training to be an aircrewman. Then I went to work at Fixed Installations/Camera Repair. I flew in the F9 Cougar, with Lt James, NU1B, UH1N, A37 & C130. Was checked out in the F4, but didnít fly in it until I got to China Lake. I really enjoyed my tour at El Centro; I met my 1st wife in El Centro where she was visiting her sister, whose husband worked in Maintenance. We had 5 children together. I was stationed too at NPTR,Aerosystems Department, NWC China Lake, September 1985 Ė March 1990, I worked on the Shuttle Escape Program with Bob Hudson, who retired there and came back the next day to be a consultant. He still jumped, go figure. Thanks to him I was able to get my 5 jumps to earn my silver wings, that pinning ceremony hurt. I remember Bob had a cabin in Strawberry, Arizona where he would escape. I will miss him. He was rough and tough, but I bet he had a heart of gold. I flew in the TA4, F4, A3, C130, UH1N, and the Otter or Caribou, I canít remember the name. It was our main jump platform. I got to fly with LCDR Bowersox, on one flight, in the TA7. He became a Shuttle Commander. Itís funny after 9 years between El Centro and China Lake, I ran into many people I knew from El Centro and used the same Milliken and Photosonics cameras that I used in El Centro. Thanks for the memories.

John

 

Name: Suzanne B Burt <suburt@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-23
Comments:
My husband didn't know much about his family and this was wonderfully detailed. I loved reading this. He is a great great grandson of Captain Charles Warren Burt.
 

Name: Trudy McCreary <mccreamg@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-03-20
Comments:
My mother is Faye Metzker Garringer, daughter of Henry Clay Metzker who was the son of Frank Leighton Metzker and Lucy William Allen. I really appreciate the work you put into this page.

Thanks for remembering them.
If it is alright with you I would like to include this in my gen work. but only if it is alright

Thanks

 

Name: Jaye Dee Bell <ddizcool@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-16
Comments:
thank u for all the detailed info and easy access to locating my family..

Pearl, Ms

 

Name: jaye dee bell <ddizcool@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-15
Comments:
thank u for the info on my passed loved ones. anyone can contact me if need be..

tks

 

Name: Pat Williams <era.Williams8046@damailbox.com>
Date: 2009-03-02
Comments:
Cool site.
 

Name: Kevin M. McCoy(70/74 PR2) <duckman52@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-22
Comments:
Hi Jerry: I don't think we've met, I left before your time. What a great website, it made me smile and cry at the same time, Joe crotwell and I made alot of jumps together and I trained him when he first got there.I see my last name and PR2 above, got a state of the art computer now,and wanted to throw my e-mail adress out there and maybe talk about the good ole days. Kevin(MAC)McCoy 1971-1974 PR2.
 

Name: Natausha Hecht Ardissone <its-eric@cox.net>
Date: 2009-02-14
Comments:
I was so surprised a pleased to see the information about the Hecht Family - I never knew all of the details about my great-grandparents - I was the one great-grandchild that is mentioned in their obituaries. My father Victor C. Hecht - 1st grandchild of Alvin & Hulda Hecht (only child of Victor Hecht) just recently passed away on 9/25/08 at the age of 73 (WIchita,Ks).. The Hecht's have a rich history with the town of Coldwater and I was so please to see someone taking the inititaive to document that wonderful past. Any Hecht Cousins out there - let me know
 

Name: Natausha Hecht Ardissone <its-eric>
Date: 2009-02-14
Comments:
I was so surprised a please to see the information about the Hecht Family - I never knew all of the details about my great-grandparents - I was the one great-grandchild that is mentioned in their obituaries. My father Victor C. Hecht - 1st grandchild of Alvin & Hulda Hecht (only child of Victor Hecht)just recently passed away on 9/25/08 at the age of 73 .. The Hecht's have a rich history with the town of Coldwater and I was so please to see someone taking the inititaive to document that wonderful past.
 

Name: Robert Pebbles <Peeblesshireman@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-08
Comments:
My Great Grandfather, Frank J. Pebbles, was the manager of the Box Ranch in Commanche Co. I have photos of the original ranch house and barn which housed the 34 horses used on the ranch. My original family name is "Peebles."
Frank's sister Alma, married William Young, from L.A., CA.
William purchased the ranch per the add you have posted. Please feel free to email for any info which I have.

 

Name: Mike Brown <mkbrown@swko.net>
Date: 2009-02-01
Comments:
Coldwater was a great town to grow up in. It will always be home too me. Many families helped my Mother by giving me and my two brothers jobs in the summer. We worked for: Sherman,Loush,Ferrin,Dales,Timmons,Brass,Wilkerson,Thompson, and others. I realize now how lucky we were to live in Coldwater, Kansas.
 

Name: bobbie <bocabob95@aol.com>
Date: 2009-01-03
Comments:
Just read about Hecht Museum in Haifa. My fathers name was Arthur Hecht. He had 2 brothers Karl and Sylvester J. My grandfathers name was Samuel and his wife was Hannah. They lived in New York City and Metuchen NJ. Arthur graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1927. Just wondered if there is any connection. My great grandparents came from somewhere near the German Austria border.
 

Name: Torrey Herd <Torreyherd@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-12-30
Comments:
Great information.. Thank you..
 

Name: Pat Williams <ekl.Williams1209@damailbox.com>
Date: 2008-12-29
Comments:
I liked your site.
 

Name: Sandra Smith <slsmith1110@fairpoint.net>
Date: 2008-12-10
Comments:
Our Granddaughter Tarin Housman of Jetmore, Ks sang for the 1st time at the Wilmore Opry Christmas Show 2008. She was totally impressed as we were with the show. My Uncle Russ Oestereich told us about it and Tarin has sang for several different occasions and at church and loves it. She is ready for the spring show and is already planning some songs. Please let us know when it will be so we can make arrangements. Meeting Martina's parents were the highlight of her evening. We had a great evening with you all. Thank you. Sandra Smith - Jetmore, Ks.
 

Name: Mary Einsel <reinsel2@cox.net>
Date: 2008-12-05
Comments:
Wanted to say how nice it was to read Margaret Pepperd Greene's story about spending her childhood and teenage years in Comanche County in "The Western Star" newspaper. And THANKS to Jerry Ferrin for this computer site! Cheers, Mary Betzer Einsel
 

Name: Vicki (Penny Bradford) Teeter <vjteeter97@aol.com>
Date: 2008-12-03
Comments:
Comment: Thanks for all the hard work. It was a fun step backwards.

My family moved to Coldwater in the early 1960's. We left in the summer of 1963.

Daddy, Oran Bradford, was the minister at the Friends Church. He passed away February 9, 1999 from a massive stroke.

My Mama, Dee Bradford, will be 81 years old December 11, 2008, she is a quite a women. She knows how to "pull herself up by her own bootstraps" and does. Lela Kropf is Mama's best friend. She loved many people there, but Lela was top of the list.

My brother, Lonnie Bradford, died of a massive heart attack July 6, 2004.

Coldwater was the best school system I ever attended, and I attended many. CHS allowed "anyone" to be a part of "anything" at the school whether you had lived there all your life or had just moved in. Lots of fun times. I was blessed to have been in Coldwater.

Penny

 

Name: Margery Jean Merriam Eaton (1924 - ) <flemme@umich.edu>
Date: 2008-11-11
Comments:
Whoops! My married name is (Mrs. Frank) Eaton. I understand there are newspaper articles about my grandfather, Charles Jones, but the only one I have found is the announcement of their marriage. I believe their first son, Merriam Lord Jones was born there in 1988. Any notice?
 

Name: Margery Jean Merriam (1924 - ) <flemme@umich.edu>
Date: 2008-11-11
Comments:
Very interesting to see where my grandparents, Charles and Maud Jones began therir married life in April 1887.
 

Name: mary shelton <mshel2263@aol.com>
Date: 2008-11-09
Comments:
What a beautiful place and so interesting to those of us who are members of the church. It inspires me to want to have our congretation write it's history and keep it updated. We've been meeting for about 60 years, I believe.
Thanks again....

 

Name: Michelle Schafer <michelle_schafer@us.aflac.com>
Date: 2008-11-01
Comments:
Shirley,

Thank you so much for your help! It has meant alot to me to read the information you posted about my relatives.


 

Name: Judy Lugar <oswarh207@opusnet.com>
Date: 2008-10-30
Comments:
My Father grew up in Coldwater and has been a long time subscriber to the Western Star. I was prompted to visit your website to see if information for publication could be submitted via e-mail. Our Mother passed away this past Sunday and because they knew a lot of people in Kansas we were considering having her obituary published in your paper. Is there a limit to how much space or words for an obituary? I ask this because my sister has prepared a pretty lengthy obituary for our Mother. It was necessary so all of her activities could be included.

Thank you.
Judy (Nickelson) Lugar

 

Name: Ronald R. Thompson <rtluck@charter. net>
Date: 2008-10-29
Comments:
Many aviators of note from the county, which is the center of my roots.
Thanks so much for the records from the wars.

Protection native born in Ashland. K-Stater,USAF Aviation Cadet, B-25 trained, SAC tanker pilot, Kansas ANG F-100 almost a real fighter pilot, Pan Am FEO,and B-707,B-747 Captain.

There is a Pan Am Captain from Bucklin who's name escapes me.

 

Name: Mark Schneider <Mark.Schneider@Arnprior-RMSI.Com>
Date: 2008-10-13
Comments:
Hi Jerry,
Just a quick note, I sent a number of pictures for your NPTR website, I just wanted to make sure that you received them ok because I had a time trying to send them...The pages are starting to grow and it is wonderful to see and read about our times in El Centro....it was a great place and I now realize what I had there and learned there!
Mark

 

Name: Larry L Wright <larry4850@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-10-04
Comments:
Everyone did an outstanding job on this sight. *my hat is off to you* I am doing my famly Genealogy and I know what ya went through. I did add my family to the find a grave.com to help our Cemetery out. I am in Oklahoma, west of Lawton/Ft.Sill. If I can be of any help from the past, PLEASE feel free to contact me. larry4850@yahoo.com
larry

 

Name: Randall R. Bohler <randallrbohler@aol.com>
Date: 2008-09-29
Comments:
My grandmother is Ruth Elizabeth Stewart who married Wallace Henry Stewart who's mother was Carrie Viola Stewart. Carrie's Parents are Henry F. Stewart and Lillie A. Stewart. Henry's father was William Y. Steart who was married to to Martha J. Landrum.
 

Name: Paul Shaw <peeshaw@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-09-23
Comments:
I really enjoyed viewing the site. I was really surprised to see the obituary of Clarence F McCauley. I like the mix of photo's and stories and the ease of navigation around the site. Keep up the good work.

Paul Shaw

 

Name: Melanie (Malloy) Patterson <melanie.patterson@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-09-17
Comments:
It was fun to visit the site and go back in time. I don't know if you remember me. I was the lone female ET3 at Ground Electronics from 1975-1976. Most people called me JJ. You did some photos of me for the base paper holding the "Shop Cat" (actually one photo looked like I was strangling it) and another photo with my 22 rifle. I had the best time at EL Centro, even though we were out in the boondocks. Guess I'll go dig out some old photos to share.
 

Name: Fredrick (Fritz) T. Green (Jehle) <design@coppercupimages.com>
Date: 2008-09-13
Comments:
Hi, I just discovered this site. I am a Jehle, related to the Nielsons. Specifically, I am the "Fritzie Jehle IV of Wichita, Kans" mentioned on this page: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kscomanc/nielsen_chris.html. I just wanted to say hi!

After my father, Fritz Jehle III (technically, Fredrick Vernon Jehle IV), was killed in a car accident in 1973, my mother remarried and I was adopted, taking the surname of Green at that point.

Anyway, have a great day!
Fritz Green

 

Name: Ronald Lindberg <lindbergroanld@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-09-04
Comments:
Very interesting reading. I had my troop of Boy Scouts do several projects for David Clapsaddle who is known in the circles of being one of the most knowledgeble people on the Trail.We received National attention for some of the projects and was awarded a plaque from the Santa Fe Trail Wet Dry Routes Association. I live in Lewis and have traveled down to Greensburg and Coldwater many times. I am a Red Cross volunteer and belong to the Cannonball Trail Chapter American Red Cross. This is what got me to looking at or for information on Mr Green.
 

Name: Larry L. Wright <larry4850@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-09-03
Comments:
You all did great job abd I have added names in other cemeteries and in Crown Hill is where my family rest
 

Name: Beverly VickRoy <bevbobvr@q.com>
Date: 2008-08-22
Comments:
Thanks Shirley for the interesting article. Quartermaster Jochmus was my husbands,Great Great Grandfather. His daughter was Annie Laurie Jochmus and son was Augustus Carlos Jochmus. We are interested in ANY information we can get, especially who Quartermasters Jochmus Mother was. He was born in Constantople Turkey
 

Name: pat SMITTY smith PHan <straw@tnweb.com>
Date: 2008-08-22
Comments:
Im looking for some photos to send
Smitty 8-22-08

 

Name: Eric Ikenberry <eikenberry@aol.com>
Date: 2008-08-08
Comments:
Thank you for posting these death notices. I have been searching for the date and place of death of my g-g-grandfather, W.R. Mason, for many years. The record had been lost to my immediate family members and I could find no record. We knew toward the end of his life he moved about from home to home, so we were not even certain as to which state he died. Comanche County was one place we suspected since my great grand aunt lived in Coldwater. Thanks again.
 

Name: James P. Barber <jpbarber@sisna.com>
Date: 2008-08-03
Comments:
I tried this earlier but I don't think it went through.
Great site. I was born in Wilmore in 1944, 7th child to Oscar and Roberta Barber. Dad drove trucks,hauling hay,feed,grain and cattle. His brother was Arthur who went to Greensburg to run his equipment store.
We lived east of the elevator at the end of the storage sheds. I think it's now a park.I've talked with my older brother Earl and sister Elaine about your site so they can check it out.
Thanks JPB

 

Name: Earl "Mick" McVey <Nihillatchi@juno.com>
Date: 2008-07-31
Comments:
Thanks Jerry--Great website!! Thoroughly enjoyed checking out the Eagle 55 Coldwater High School annual posted by Buddy Bardot. Brought back some great memories. Also enjoyed looking over the Guestbook. Was able to get info on some of the other graduates of CHS and will attempt to contact them.
Earl McVey--class of '57. Now living in Arvada, Coloado

 

Name: Debby <DebbyBliss@aol.com>
Date: 2008-07-26
Comments:
Shirley, Thank you so much for all the work you contributed. It was most helpful to me in learning more about the Schrock and Stark families. Comanche Co., KS has an abundance of information that is useful.
 

Name: JP <johnnysgarden@cox.net>
Date: 2008-07-25
Comments:
Glad you are capturing these stories. They really impart a flavor for early country living.
 

Name: Carol Dudley <cdudley@asarco.com>
Date: 2008-07-14
Comments:
I read through the details of the Magma Copper Company days. My Grandfather drilled test holes for Magma and my dad was a hoistman from the 1950's until he retired in the late 1980's. What a life. Loved it so much that I followed in their footsteps. Great stories!
 

Name: Susan Hecht <s_hecht@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2008-07-08
Comments:
My dad was Bob (Bobby) Hecht. We lived in Coldwater for a few years after daddy retired from the military. I went to K - 3rd grade there. I have never forgotten my times in Coldwater and wish we would of stayed.
 

Name: Amie Shepard <Opheliaame@aol.com>
Date: 2008-07-07
Comments:
I love the site!!! I have found so much here. I have a picture of the school in Nescatunga if anyone is interested.
Thanks

 

Name: Martha Bryant <marthasb@juno.com>
Date: 2008-06-19
Comments:
Thank you so much for posting the obit for O.G. Young. Although my great-grandfather was a central character in many family stories, the obit provided new information and confirmed some dates that will help us with further research.

Again, thank you so much.

Martha

 

Name: Steve Schwartz <h09metro10v@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-06-17
Comments:
Nero Donny King, Tuscania Survivor http://renton.50megs.com/tuscania

 

Name: Steven Mello Jr <stmello@earthlink.net>
Date: 2008-03-11
Comments:
I was made aware of this site by my mother, Sharon Traversee, born Sharon Keesee. She is the Daughter of Melvin and Joan Keesee, sister to John Keesee. My father is Steven Mello Sr of West Warwick RI. My brother is David J Mello. Thanks for putting up this website as i know almost nothing of my extended family in the Kansas area. I reside in Cary NC, and have since August 14th 1991.
 

Name: Gary Bradshaw <g2mston1@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-02-24
Comments:
you really did a great job with this site!

I am the Son of Wallace E. Bradshaw, the Son of R.O. Bradshaw and Anna Mae Bradshaw. Anna Mae, daughter of Rev. A. Burrill.

My dad Wallace (Brad) is now 84 and is living down in Mexico near Guadlajara.

thank you again for all of your excellent work.

Best regards,

Gary Bradshaw (2008)


 

Name: John Penick <penick@ddg73.navy.mil>
Date: 2008-02-18
Comments:
Knew Huck and served with him on board USS lake Champlain CG57 . Great sailor and good friend!Hope to here from him soon!


 

Name: Richaed F. Thomas Sr. <dfthomas70@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-16
Comments:
I am the son of RV Thomas
I was named after my grandfather I was born in 1929 I am retired now and living in Florida very nice. Reading about my past family good work.

 

Name: Nichelle (Maloney) Inderlied <nichelle@northwestcomputer.biz>
Date: 2008-02-12
Comments:
Hello, Jerry. I'm the eldest daughter of Christa (Ashlock) Taylor. This is a great project!
 

Name: ROBERT L PENDERGRAFT <ARTBOXPANEL@MSN.COM>
Date: 2008-02-06
Comments:
GREAT TO HAVE FOUND THIS SITE WHILE LOOKING FOR FAMILY INFO.
I'M SON OF HELEN AND CHARLIE PENDERGRAFT.
ARTICLES FILL IN MANY DATES AND DETAILS ABOUT MY FAMILY.
THANKS TO ALL CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS SITE, IT IS WONDERFUL.

BOB

 

Name: Dee Raymond <rootsdigger@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2008-01-26
Comments:
Shirley, thank you sooooo much for transcribing the obituary for my uncle, Charles Hobson!!! I have been looking for him for a very long time. :-D

Dee

 

Name: FRANK DEVANCE <onebigfrank1112@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-01-21
Comments:
I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND EFFORT THAT YOU PUT INTO THIS WEBSITE I RAN ACROSS IT PURELY BY CHANCE JUST BROWSING THROUGH IT BROUGHT BACK SOME GOOD FEELINGS ABOUT NPTR. I WILL TRY TO SEE IF I CAN FIND SOME OLD PHOTOS THAT WERE TAKEN AT NPTR AND SEND THEM TO YOU.MY TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 903 7579193 IT WAS GREAT SEE PHOTOS OF THE GUYS THAT I WORKED WITH. I WILL KEEP IN THOUCH.
 

Name: Cindy Weigand <cweigand11@verizon.net>
Date: 2008-01-01
Comments:
I have contacted you about Jack Ashcraft in the past. I am his grand niece. I have received more information about him in the form of two scrapbooks. I'm going to try to scan them to preserve the articles and possibly look into microfilming them. They belong to a second cousin, but I'm going to suggest that they be placed in the aviation museum in Liberal.

 

Name: Tracy Turner <tturner1@pixius.net>
Date: 2007-12-15
Comments:
Thank you for posting the information on the murder of Luther Turner. Luther was my husband's great-grandfather. He had never heard that Luther had been murdered and we both found it very interesting to read all about it.

 

Name: Connie Ringler <theringlers@bbtel.com>
Date: 2007-12-15
Comments:
I found information on Archie L. Cantrell that I had been missing from my family tree. All I knew of him was on the back of my great-great grandpartens headstone in Hart Co, KY: CANTRELL, Archie L. (grandson of PA & Agnes Williams) June 22, 1886 - Sept. 29, 1918 (Lost at sea).

He moved with his family around 1910 to the Kansas & Oklahoma areas. By finding this info on him is like bring him home again...Thank you for the wonderful website you have made! If only other websites would honor our past the way you have, genealogy would be much easier!

C. Ringler
LaRue Co, KY

 

Name: Cindy Ingram <cingram6@juno.com>
Date: 2007-12-15
Comments:
Thank you for posting the obituary of Winnie Misenhelter. I appreciate it very much as he was "lost" from the rest of the family.
 

Name: Kathy <mumseyjr@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-11-03
Comments:
Neat site, says someone who was once in the 8th Air Force.
 

Name: David L. Austin <dlaustin1959@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-31
Comments:
My uncle Dave E. Austin was born in Protection, KS June 28, 1913. His parents were David B. Austin and Carrie M. Austin. I would love to visit sometime. I was born in Gunnison, CO. Thanks for your website.

 

Name: Dan Huck <danhuck1@earthlink.net>
Date: 2007-09-16
Comments:
Hi! For a kid from NY and now Boston (now a 70 year old kid) it's a lot of fun to see a Huck family of cowboys and cowgirls in Indian country. My Grandmother always said I had better behave, or they would have to give me back to the Indians! I guess she had some inside information!
 

Name: Dedee Cline <tweedlededee@aol.com>
Date: 2007-09-11
Comments:
Wow! I was looking for information about a cousin who passed away and stumbled on this website. My father, Richard Cline, was raised in Coldwater (son of Kenneth and Nellie Cline) and I spent every summer there while growing up. Unfortunately many members of my family, including my father, have passed over the last 10 years. Scanning your site was like coming home. I saw the beloved faces of my dad's uncles and aunts who were such a big part of my early years. I hadn't been able to attend any of the funerals, yet being able to read the obituaries was wonderful. They were such great people! I am especially grateful to have been able to read of Junior and Gloria Cline, Martha Cline, and Raymond Cline. I would like to thank my cousin Rhonda for putting all the information out there.
 

Name: Paul Curran <paulcurran38@aol.com>
Date: 2007-08-28
Comments:
Enjoyed very much brosing thru your guest book. Thank You

My Family came from Ireland, Canada, New York and settled in Clayton County Iowa

 

Name: Orville R. Nickelson <mandn67@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-24
Comments:
We have enjoyed reading all the interesting things about Commanche County. My father's family lived there before migrating to Oregon during the dustbowl. I know we have a lot of cousins that still live in the area. We would love to hear from them.
 

Name: Linda (Ray) Mitchell <onemeanone@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-08-16
Comments:
Enjoyed your website very much. I was hoping to find
information on my Granddfather, George Norman Ray, son
of Jacob Ray, of WV and Garrett County MD. George left
his family for several years and when he returned, he
had a photo of himself all decked out in chaps and cowboy
outfit--said that's what he'd been working at while he was
gone. We have wondered if we had some "unknown" cousins
out of that episode.................

 

Name: Pat (Thomas) Hunter <lphunter@earthlink.net>
Date: 2007-08-06
Comments:
I so appreciate the informaion I have found reference my Grandparents and their family. Thank you for your time and thoughtfullness.
 

Name: Patrick Crawford <stpatt@prodigy.net>
Date: 2007-07-22
Comments:
You have set a standard for the rest of Kansas to follow! I have found information regarding my Mothers family (McLaughlin - Carter) previously not known. Thanks - Pat Crawford
 

Name: Diana Lynn Blevins <brbrodeohorses@oasisol.com>
Date: 2007-07-20
Comments:
I just read the storey about the Blevins Bros. and how they were caught with 4 generations of the Blevins family in a school bus.

I am a school bus driver!
~D. L. Blevins~

 

Name: JENNIFER J. VALENTINE <jennifer.kelleher@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-07-16
Comments:
I AM A 9TH GENERATION DESCENDANT OF CAPTAIN JONATHAN FARREN.
 

Name: Joseph Richmond <Nitscke33@cableone.net>
Date: 2007-07-08
Comments:
A very thorough and informative site, really enjoyed surfing over it. Thank you!
 

Name: David Lawson <zbar65@sctelcom.net>
Date: 2007-07-05
Comments:
Thanks so much for the information. I worked on the Z- ranch.
 

Name: Ron Gaddis <rongaddis@neb.rr.com>
Date: 2007-07-04
Comments:
Special thanks to Shirley Brier for posting the obituaries of Jessie Mae Grant Gaddis and her mother, Aseneth Richardson Grant.

Jesse was married to my Dad's uncle, James Allen Gaddis and I will search to see if I can find more Gaddis info on the site.

Thanks to all....Ron Gaddis, Lincoln, NE

 

Name: Meredith (Fisher) Fry <mfryaz@aol.com>
Date: 2007-06-18
Comments:
Thank you so much for this site. I will be returning to Wilmore and area this week. I love researching the history here.
Please contact me if you have any information about Cecil or Ella/Madolyn "Mike" Berrey FISHER, or Daniel Fisher or BERREY relatives. I can also contact Carolyn Heinz family, we will be having a Berrey Family reunion this summer.
My best wishes to those in Greensburg and everyone touched by the tornado there.
Meredith
currenly of Lincoln, NE

 

Name: Margaret Pepperd Greene <peggygreene34@msn.com>
Date: 2007-06-18
Comments:
I'm so glad that some of our history is being gathered up for posterity. I hardly know what articles to read first!
 

Name: Alice Alderman <ama5624@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-05-28
Comments:
My sister-in-law now deceased was an Allender from Iowa, descendant of Richard (b.1767) born in MD --she does resemble Anna Aurelia Alledner Barnett --have you researched your Irish roots/
Thanks for making such a woderful site?
Alice.

 

Name: Dan Winter <wilmoreopry@webtv.net>
Date: 2007-05-27
Comments:
The Wilmore Opry at Medicine Lodge, along with the Heritage center and Peoples bank will join forces and give the proceeds from a Big Show that is being planned in Oct. 2007, to the town of Greensburg. Greensburg folks are good friends of the opry. It is sad they lost so much! We will also miss the Twilight Theatre. Just so glad most all were spared.
Dan

 

Name: Cecil Ryals <tisnan@cox.net>
Date: 2007-05-24
Comments:
Has there been any thought to giving a Benefit "Opry Show"
to aide the people of Greensburg??
Cecil

 

Name: MIKE RAGAN <mikeragan1987@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-24
Comments:
GREAT SITE!! THIS IS A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE TO YOUR VETERANS. PLEASE DON'T STOP THERE, ADD ALL OF YOUR VETS.
 

Name: Vivian <heidbreder@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2007-05-17
Comments:
Enjoyed your site! My great Grandmother settled a claim very close to your town. Her brother James W. Dappert did a lot of surveying and also settled a claim there.
It was really nice to hear about the town, other than their diaries.

 

Name: Gary Banta <debbie_banta@msn.com>
Date: 2007-05-09
Comments:
I was very happy to once again see the town that I have always called my home. The best friends I have ever had were and are there. I hope someday that I can once again come back to Coldwater. Class of 66
 

Name: Elizabeth C Burton (Larimer) <ladymackay@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-05-07
Comments:
This is truly wonderful site and alot of hard work went into it.My grandparents are Lester & Alice LARIMER.My father was Raleigh L Larimer.The stories that this site tells and the wonderful old pictures are great.This brings back alot of memories of stories my father would tell me about.How grandpa came with a wagon train to Wilmore. Thank you Beth
 

Name: Clydene Barker (now Jacy Laughton) <jacy9@cox.net>
Date: 2007-04-27
Comments:
Thank you, Mrs. Brier, for your important contributions and dedication.

Jacy

 

Name: dee dee clark <ddclark@claremore.k12.ok.us>
Date: 2007-04-13
Comments:
my mom, edythe shearer underwood, was thrilled with the pages of this that i printed off for her. it brought back many memories as she recognized many of the names. thank you so much for all the efforts that were put into this. dee dee underwood clark
 

Name: Dione Noel Seegrist <heynonnie@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-10
Comments:
It was fun to see my great-grandma, Essie Noel, named as one of the members of the Whilmore Church of Christ.
 

Name: Alan Klein <aklein2@cox.net>
Date: 2007-04-06
Comments:
I had occasion to meet a lady who lived in Wilmore and opened a grocery in Coldwater in the 1970's her last name is Boorn, she is now 94 and resides at a Nuring facility in Wichita, She would be thrilled to get news items from the area, or any archaived info.

She attended the federated Christian Church, and would love very much to hear from members of the Church.

Please contact me with any information, we will be seeing her monthly for the forseeable future.

Thank you!

 

Name: Kathy Harris <akhstar@aol.com>
Date: 2007-03-29
Comments:
Thank you for the postings concerning the death of Milo Windus. My grandmother was his sister, Alice. She never got over Milo's death and rarely talked about the specifics. His piano is still at the old farmhouse, or was the last time we visited there in 1991, for my grandmother's funeral. It had a bunch of steel fence posts piled against it. -- Kathy Harris
 

Name: Steve Brewer <stoshie@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-03-28
Comments:
I am the son of Mildred Louise Guizlo, daughter of Charles Earl Guizlo and Ferrel Dean Taylor (Guizlo), both of Coldwater. Thanks for your work on this site. I am enjoying learning more about my grandparents there.

 

Name: W. L. "Doug" Land <wlland@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-03-23
Comments:
Have just located the article about my grandmother, Amanda Jane (Vaughn) Hickman, that Shirly Brier transcribed for this web site. God Bless Shirley. I was born in Coldwater. Our family moved to Dodge City when I was four years old. I left Dodge City at age 18 to join the U.S. Navy. After 8+ years in the Navy, I have lived in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and now have lived in New Jersey for 21 years.
 

Name: Julian Guy <Julian561@btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-03-10
Comments:
This is a truly splendid site. I am a welshman and I have been doing some research into this town, as i have a friend who now works in Sun city at Busters Bar. These pages were a great help to me. Thanks to all
 

Name: talley bailey <critt61626@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-20
Comments:
My great granddad Rev. Joseph S. Bailey is buried in the Proection Cemetery and his obituary appeared in the Protection Post on 6-26-1913.Although he lived with his wife Rosa Shipman Bailey in Paruna Okla he was a circuit riding minister of the Christian Church. He was married by John Newton Mulkey on 12-12-1870 to his second wife and my great grandmother Eleanor Thompson Bailey. Does anyone know of a Rev. Tankersly of the christian church who performed his funeral service. I have 26 yrs of Bailey family research and an excellent photo of my great granddad with his bible in his hand. Thanks for the posting of his obit on the cemetery website.
 

Name: talley bailey <critt61626@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-20
Comments:
I want to thank you for publication of the obituary of my great granddad, Rev. Josephous Bailey on the Comanche Co Ks website. I have 26 yrs of Bailey family research on my Bailey family and trying to great hte Christian Church to add Rev. Josephous Bailey's name to early circuit riding ministers of that faith. His granddad was American Rev. War patriot Callam Holman Bailey of Barren Co Ky. I have an excellent photo of Rev. Josephous Bailey holding his bible.In May 2006 we had a Bailey family reunion of descendants from each of his three wives. Of course he was married to each after death of the previous or other factors. Thanks again for this posting.
 

Name: Jan Walberg Zachry <rczdds@fiberpipe.net>
Date: 2007-02-16
Comments:
My grandfather is Grant Wright who had the tape of stories. I think sites like this are wonderful for everyone in a family to find out more about their history.
 

Name: Linda Bailey Bockman <butterflieslady@verizon.net>
Date: 2007-02-14
Comments:
Thanks for doing such a wounderful job! I was looking for information for my great niece about her half brother (Hinkle) and I saw the name Bailey! Wow what a great job of research on a cemetary! You really showed evevyone how to do it properly and help someone else in the process.
Thanks!
PS This actucally may be one of the links I have been looking for.

 

Name: Mark Shankel <mshank@camerabike>
Date: 2007-01-31
Comments:
Am descendant of Elias Willard and Lewis E. Shankel of Coldwater.
 

Name: Billy Nicola <lumpdawg@pacbell.net>
Date: 2007-01-29
Comments:
I was assigned to the Self Help Division from 1978 to 1980. Those two years in El Centro were the best of my 5 year Naval career. I was a Construction Electrician Constructionman (CECN E-3) when I arrived and left a CE-2. Archie Soules was the Chief in charge, Cliff Donaldson was the 1st Class BU. I have stories and photos I would like to share, although this page tends to favor the aviation types. If you are up to it, let me know.
 

Name: JACOB W. TINKER <shelterdad@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-01-27
Comments:
I am Amazed every time I visit this site.
I find new things about my family every time I visit.

I want to thank all who have worked hard to build this site.

On your list of Biographies my 2nd Greatgrandfather is listed as E.P. Tinkler but his last name is "TINKER".

Again I want to say thank you for all the hard work.
THANK YOU, JACOB W. TINKER

 

Name: Susan Edmonston <susan@giantcomm.net>
Date: 2007-01-23
Comments:
Jerry, the Comanche County History book, volume 2 will be published this year. (The first Comanche County History was published in 1980 and I worked on that book, too). Family histories (760 of them) are now being "laid out" by Bell Books. I have been researching for the general history and typing articles from the Protection Post, the Protection Press, and The Western Star during the years of 1980 through 2006 (Can you imagine flipping through 8,000 pages of newsprint scanning for information? Neither can I, but I did it.) I have come up with approximately 400 typed pages of information: too much to include in the new history book. In fact, I need to condense those 400 pages into just a few pages for inclusion into the new history book. Therefore, I was very pleased to visit with you over the telephone on January 22, 2007, and knowing that I can email you all my information. You can decide whatever you would like to use of all that information on this website later this year. I have grouped my information on these topics: agriculture, bridges, businesses, former businesses, churches, events, medical, organizations, railroads and transportation, recreation, schools, weather, Protection, Coldwater and Wilmore. There is much history taking place in Comanche County and I am pleased to record it for future generations. Sincerely yours, Susan (Strobel) Edmonston
 

Name: Thomas W. Folkers <tfolkers@as.arizona.edu>
Date: 2007-01-18
Comments:
Jerry,

Not sure if you remember me.

In the late 70's you and I crossed paths at the San Manual
mine. I'm not quite sure how or why. Maybe I was a lemonhead
as that's about the time I started to work at the mine,
though I had been working for Magma since 1972.

I do remember that your were the editor of a little rag
called mazzigine<sp>. I think I still have my copy...

Anyway, I stumbled upon your Magma web page and really
enjoyed reading your recollections about Magma. I too
remember Ollie.

You no doubt heard about the felling of the stacks.

http://www.azstarnet.com/special/sanmanuel

What a shame, what with copper > $2.00 now days.

Tom


 

Name: Sophie Hall <softieh@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-10
Comments:
Thank you so much for all your hard work. I was thrilled to find the articles about the Barlow family as they are ancestors of mine who I have been researching for quite a while now. Many thanks again, Sophie Hall.
 

Name: Jerry Bredthauer <jerryb124@aol.com>
Date: 2007-01-09
Comments:
Enjoyed the web site--especially reading about Alice Eyerly Ferrin & family. Alice was a sister of my great grandfather, Harlan Eyerly.
 

Name: Joseph (Joe) Baker <roofpro@websurf.net>
Date: 2007-01-07
Comments:
Son of Nick Baker and grandson of Lew Baker. Great piece by the way as it gave me information I did not have.
 

Name: Jim Smith <JSmithRetCPO@Yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-01-01
Comments:
I enjoyed the site and the information about Lieutenant Victor E. Willard. My dad was assigned duty as a flight instructor at Gibbs Field Fort Stockton, TX and searching for information on that facility led me to this web site. I have one volume of "Solo" for Class 44-E which prompted my search for more information.

A note by Director of Flying, Johhny E. Smith, says sixteen classis have graduated from the Pacific Air School at Fort Stockton since the first class entered in June, 1942. He also mentiones the school being taken over by the Central Flying Training Command in March, 1943, When Major James W. Dieterich came here to assume command.

I don't know when Class 44-E began or completed their primary training but the class number makes me believe it must have begun in 1944.

Thank you

 

Name: Donna Blackard Woods <dwoods4267@aol.com>
Date: 2006-12-10
Comments:
I was born in Comanche County, the great grandaughter of David and Lois Edmonds. I would like to thank you for the very good web site. I have worked on my family history for over 30 years and am very happy to be able to share with family members.
 

Name: lynn shelton <sheltonscleardirt@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-16
Comments:
Wonderful site. I've visited Sun City several times over the years and really enjoy dining at Buster's. My mother-in-law and sisters were from around that area

Thank you

 

Name: Alice Sankey <fdnorris@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-11-13
Comments:
Hello Jerry Ferrin, My name is Diane Norris and I'm the daughter of Alice Sankey. My mom is wondering if you remember her. She was married to Bob Sankey, who past away in Jan. 1998. My parents were good friends of your mom and dad, Wendell and Alice. I am sending you this because my mom does not have e-mail. She is interested in coming down to see the Wilmore Opry. My mom lives in Salina, Ks. Her address is 1911-A Glendale, Salina, KS. If you e-mail me, I would be glad it give her the message. Hope to here from you. Thanks! Diane Norris email at fdnorris@yahoo.com
 

Name: Wendell H. Melrose <wendelmelrose@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-10-18
Comments:
I always like to look at the Protection information since I lived there from the time I was born in Sept. 1943 until our mother moved our family to Dodge City. My grandparents
were Clara and Levi Wymer. My uncles were Lynn Wymer and
Kenneth Wymer. The Wymer bio information isn't on the web
site any longer.. but Lynn's widow, Vonnie Wymer still
lives in Protection. You are welcome to contact me.
Wendell

 

Name: Ethel Taylor <bandony@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-10-08
Comments:
Hello,

I found your site on Lt. Clifford Case while searching for more information on Operation Anvil Dragoon. I worked with Mr. Ertel in locating some of the families of pilots who have memorials in France. Here is another website regarding that action. http://franceremembers.tripod.com/franceremembers.html

Thank you for this additional information

 

Name: Dr. Dale L. Hecht <yehecht@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-09-28
Comments:
Comment: Thank you for all the work you have done to create & maintain this site. It brings back a lot of memories of family & friends from my boyhood in Coldwater. I graduated from CHS in 1948.

On visits there my wife & I have been particularly impressed by the way the cemetery has been maintained by the community. My father, Ernest, & my grandparents & several family members are interred in Crown Hill. I was informed by my brother Eldon, who still lives in Coldwater with his wife, Marie, that the late Vertis Swarner, whom I knew, along with his family, left an endowment to commission the creation of the beautiful monument of The Last Supper, & also to help support the ongoing cemetery maintenance. I would greatly appreciate receiving a copy of the quotation about how the treatment & respect for their deceased reflects the sensitivity & values of a community. Thank you very much, & keep up the good work

 

Name: Michelle McEnterfer-Holligan <bremwk@netscape.net>
Date: 2006-09-15
Comments:
I often look at the Coldwater Web Page, it seems to bring a sense of comfort to me. Though I was not raised in Coldwater, but my parents & grandparents were. I still visit as much as possible and now more than ever since my mom, (the first) Linda Lytle is now living there. I was born in Coldwater but raised in Denver. I will consider Coldwater my home. My kids even enjoy visiting back there, they think it's like being in the 'old west'. Keep up the super work and don't let this piece of history fade away
Michelle McEnterfer-Holligan
Denver, CO


 

Name: Susan L Suhler <ssuhler@ku.edu>
Date: 2006-09-12
Comments:
Thank you for background information to fill in my own family history. I am Susan L. Suhler, granddaughter of John and Jessie (Stuart) Suhler, of rural Sharon, Barber County, Kansas. Through visits to Grandma and Grandpa Suhler and sons who later ran the farm, I gained a strong part of my history: my life-long friendship with Mary Ann (Schiff) Erickson (Mrs. Richard Erickson), granddaughter of India R. Huffaker, who was the mother of Mary Huffaker Schiff (Mrs. Emmitt Schiff, Sharon, Kansas).
12 September 2006, Lawrence, Kansas

 

Name: Brian Yeagle <by0827@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-06
Comments:
I am the grandson of Ronald H. Wright, and great grandson of Grant Lucius Wright ("boppa", to my mother Sherry Wright). I can't believe I found "Memories of Lew Baker" on this site! I have personally heard the cassette tape my great grandfather Grant made detailing some of his history, and finding this is just awesome! Thank You, Brian.
 

Name: Robert Myers <bmyers55@charter.net>
Date: 2006-09-02
Comments:
Just finished reading the information on this site. It is truly an outstanding job of history and details. "WELL DONE".
 

Name: rij@pacbell.netta martinez (sims) <rita>
Date: 2006-09-01
Comments:
Thank. you, great history I enjoyed your sight
 

Name: Stephanie Johnson <steffijohnson@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-25
Comments:
I love this site. I was and am looking for info about my grandfather/grandmother and mother living there in 1925-32. My grandfather, James Smith, owned and ran a pharmacy there. Any info or resources you can give would be very appreciated. Thank you. My mom tells stories about how they had to hit the ground with burlap sacks to get rid of rattlesnakes before funerals, and how she used to help her dad.
 

Name: Rob Blount <blount77@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-08-17
Comments:
I am the great great grandson of James S. Blount and am working on the family tree. Thank you for the time and effort you put into this site.

Rob Blount

 

Name: Laurent Viton <D010844@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-14
Comments:
I'm doing extensive research on RAF and USAAF losses in my area , Normandy , during World War 2.My goal is a book to honour their sacrifice for freedom here.
I would like very much tracing relatives of Lt Louis T. Barron who was killed in action June 26 , 1943 flying with the 56th FG .I was shown the crash-site in the village of Landes Vieilles et Neuves ( south Dieppe )and was given several .50 bullets from his P-47. Any contact is most welcome.Thank you.
Laurent Viton
La Poste
76110 Goderville - FRANCE -

 

Name: Vicki Condra-Williams <vwilliams@westco.k12.mo.us>
Date: 2006-08-12
Comments:
I was facinated that I came across your site. I am Gary Condra's daughter and Clarence Condra Sr, grandaughter, they lived in Protection on our family farm. My Uncle Jim lives there now. Thanks for the website.
 

Name: Christopher N. Cooper <cooperhill1858@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2006-08-06
Comments:
Great Job on this site with all the resources and information is Wonderful! Very interesting and well done!!
I am a Genealogist, Historian and Archaeologist...I do Investigations and Research on Ghost towns - most time Missouri and sometimes Kansas Pre-Civil War Extinct ones, but I find these in Comanche county, Kansas very interesting!!

But I Especially found the one Ghost town of NESCATUNGA Very Much interesting amd would enjoy exploring it sometime!!

Is there anyway I can visit this townsite sometime and is there any other maps, plats and other information on this Ghost Town of NESCATUNGA??? I also enjoyed the Music of Stars fell on Nescatunga, where did this song come from and who wrote it??

Keep up the Great Job and it one of the Best Rootsweb.com that found Most Interesting and Well Done!!

Thanks For Yor Time!!
Christopher N. Cooper @ cooperhill1858@peoplepc.com

 

Name: Betty Johnson <cherokeebetty@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-07-21
Comments:
I was browsing to try to find some of my Tennison family
and found your site. It is a wonderful story! I really enjoyed reading about it. It gives some insight on what it
was like in a more personal way, back then. My grandfather
is Alfred Leon Tennison b. 1878 in MO and I haven't been able to find his parents after 15 years of searchin. I can't give up. Thank you for allowing us to view your story.

Betty Johnson
Oklahoma

 

Name: Scott Taylor <scott.taylor@cox.net>
Date: 2006-07-06
Comments:
Your website is very informative and interesting, and it has provided much background information concerning my family (S.A. DeLair). Thank you for providing such a comprehensive and very personal view of people from Comanche County.
 

Name: Jackie Hough <jhough317@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-05
Comments:
I found my husbands little brother buried in Wilmore cemetery. His name was Gilbert Clarkson Hough. He is buried there by himself as the family moved to Arksansas following the dust bowl catastrophe. I was glad to learn he had a stone and found also a sister that buried there as a stillborn. Thank you so much, Jackie Hough
 

Name: Chris (Allen) Hrencher <kchrencher@sctelcom.net>
Date: 2006-06-11
Comments:
I've really enjoyed this. It's great to read about my grandparents, Ruth and Renous Allen and Lorena and Cecil Wilson on this website. Love the picture of the Buttermilk Softball team. My mom, Erma Allen, and grandad, Cecil Wilson, are in the picture. Thanks guys. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Karen Bean Salyer <kbsalyer@cox.net>
Date: 2006-06-10
Comments:
Super website! Charles & Nancy Bean were my great grandparents. Cecil and Inez Bean, my parents. I was born and raised in Comanche county, graduating from CHS in 1958. It is re-assuring to read the accounts of these early pioneers, and hard working families of our "part of the world". Special thanks to Shirley Brier for her work in presenting the Bean family information. Keep up the great job!
 

Name: Byron Benton <apt0@Juno. com>
Date: 2006-06-07
Comments:
You gave some info on VA headstones which I wanted. Thanks
 

Name: Nick Nickelson <mandn67@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-04
Comments:

I really enjoyed seeing my grandpa, Chris Nickelson's name mentioned in the Diamond Jubilee. Are there any cousins in Coldwater that would like to contact me?

 

Name: Jerry G. Rolow <rolowj@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-05-30
Comments:
Great site that has been very helpful.

I noticed the obituary for Cora Weddle Hufft has her born in 1878 and then married in 1885 when she would only be 7 years of age.

 

Name: Ken Williams <b52hbn@aol.com>
Date: 2006-05-26
Comments:
Found your site by searching for "Evansville Kansas". I have a letter written to my Great grandfather on Feb 7 1887 from Evansville, Kansas by a Mira A Bruner. By the writing and vocabulary She is well educated and writes beautifully. I would guess she was 20 years old or older. Does anyone out there have a Mira A Bruner In the Genealogy.
 

Name: billy frank moreton jr <moretonjr30@cox.net>
Date: 2006-05-20
Comments:
nice pictures
 

Name: Jason Huck <jayhuck@mac.com>
Date: 2006-05-17
Comments:
This is a great site! Thanks to everyone who has contributed to its creation!
 

Name: mark coles <colesbu@aol.com>
Date: 2006-05-08
Comments:
Great website to see about all my relatives and the history of a great place.
 

Name: Susan Edmonston <ProPress@giantcomm.net>
Date: 2006-04-30
Comments:
On this page correct spelling of Cimmaron River is Cimarron
 

Name: Susan Redstone <susan_redstone@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-26
Comments:
How I got here, I'm not quite sure.... Oh, yes, I was digging through the Kansas Poetry site and read Jerry Ferrin's poem about Walking with his Grandmother, which I loved. Then I kept following the cyber trail, and here I am.
This has been fascinating: Jerry Ferrin, if you read this, you've done a very good thing. I'm a Kansan, and I like this historic, poetic, personal, informational website. I'll stop by here again. However, I'm not sure where I am, so I'll bookmark it. I've been tracing Jerry Ferrin's ancestors' lives. And it started with a poem.
Thanks.
Susan Redstone

 

Name: Eva m Ferren Hawkins <hawkinseva@msn.com>
Date: 2006-04-24
Comments:
I have been looking for my father family for so long it seems so good to read about my family i miss my mom and dad Dennis Jared Ferren sr so much i felt like crying cause it was so wonderful to read about my family i wish that we could be close i miss that Arthur c. Ferren is my grand father then moses ferren,Joseph Ferrin, Moses Ferren,then Jonathan ferren.What a wonderful thing to trace our roots and put faces with the name thank you Eva m Ferren Hawkins
 

Name: Doris E. (Ferren) Beane <pdbeane@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-04-21
Comments:
Oh, this is so great! Have been doing some research on my Dad's family (Ferren). Big help. Thank you. Will share my "stuff" when I get back into this genealogy. Doris
 

Name: Annie <awill160@eq.edu.au>
Date: 2006-04-06
Comments:
Hi, thanks for this site. I occassionally look up sites with my last name. I looked up this site cause that is how my last name is originally spelt(wilmore)isn't that just abit freaky....
 

Name: Elizabeth L. Belluomini <blu1757@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-04-05
Comments:
I was happy to see your site on the Internet. I'm looking for as much information about my deceased Uncle Glenn Fredric Selzer, (he married my deceased Mother's sister Nellie Mae Hartzler)in 1927. Since I moved to CA at age 10,
from Pueblo, CO, your site has been extremely helpful in bridging the gap in learning about the Mennonite Church and
more about Protection. Thank you so much! Elizabeth L.(Unger) Belluomini

 

Name: Katherine Avery Gregor <grelore@c-zone.net>
Date: 2006-03-30
Comments:
Thank for this great site. My father's family (Avery and Burt) were primarily Coldwater residents and I enjoy learning all I can.
 

Name: Julia ( Rogg ) Chegwidden <chegkimponies@russellks.net>
Date: 2006-03-18
Comments:
I was looking for information about Frank Rockefeller who once owned the ranch in Russell County that I grew up on. I found your site interesting although the Frank Rockefeller ranch mentioned is not the one I am looking for.
 

Name: Ken McGuire <kcmcguire77616@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-03-12
Comments:
I just Googled my grandfather Emanuel Huck and came across this site. The first article was that of my mother's (Luane Huck McGuire)brother Donald Keith Huck. I found what had happened to Donalad and got the story of his death. I have also found many other realtives. Keep up the good work.

Ken McGuire

 

Name: james clayton <jclay35675@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-28
Comments:
Just found this historical site a few days ago and have spent many hours reading through it. Very informative, after graduating in 1963 amd leaving Wilmore in 1967 to join the Air Force, lost a lot of contact with friends in and around Wilmore and Coldwater. Realy enjoy the site very much. Jerry and friends have done a very outstanding job.
 

Name: Lu Weems <luweems66032@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-24
Comments:
Buford Davis, mentioned in the Davis obit was my uncle. As a child I met several of his sisters. The Davis family was a close group and my uncle was sadly missed. <br> <br>I loved to visit the ranch and see the cowboys come to town (Belvidere, KS) on Sat. night. Nice memories.
 

Name: Clayton Beebe <crbeebe04@msn.com>
Date: 2006-02-17
Comments:
An extremely nice and informative site. Thank you very much from one individual whose relatives lived much of their lives in Comanche County.
 

Name: Dianne Stevens <diannestevens@charter.net>
Date: 2006-02-13
Comments:
Thanks for linking to my website and the story about my Uncle Lester Demouth, USMC, who went down in the South China Sea aboard the Arisan Maru. He deserves to be remembered, as do they all.
 

Name: Carol Kline Bradbury <carolbradb@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-12
Comments:
Found your website via Rootsweb.com newsletter and was hoping to find information on the Kiowa, KS Cemetery where my g-grandmother is buried--wrong county--should have known! I did enjoy my visit here, though, and found a friend at your website--Evelyn Reed, a fellow member of KAA! Several of your articles were interesting to me since my father, Harold W. Kline, was raised near Enid, OK. I have been fascinated by the Salt Flats, the first surface salt supply I've ever seen! Your website is very well organized and informative. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Joanie Williams Puls <Fpuls@Cox.net>
Date: 2006-02-08
Comments:
My father was Wayne Williams . He was from Protection,his father was Jess Williams,his mother was Mary Williams, this picture is like I remember seeing in the 1950"...sandy and hot.
 

Name: Roberta Campbell Hopper <mamahop45@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2006-01-26
Comments:
Love your site and now have it in my Favorites.

Bobbie

 

Name: Sharon Scholle <Ironheadone@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-23
Comments:
We were in Coldwater in September 2005 to the "Back Home" celebration and wanted to comment on how nice the town looks. Even though it has been a long time since we lived there, the town has been kept up well. The city park looked nice and the new Heritage Park is a beautiful site with the stone memorials and all. Of course the Coldwater Lake is a beautiful attraction. There are still quite a few folks we know there. It's always fun to go back home. Enjoy looking at this web site every once in awhile to see what is new. Thanks to you Jerry and Bobbi Huck and whoever else contributes to this site. We are looking forward to the next Comanche County History book when it is printed.
Thank you,
Sharon Scholle, Highlands Ranch, CO

 

Name: Barbara Mossner <bamossner@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-01-20
Comments:
Excellant tribute to Squire Boone Zane,USN and to the "Men of the CANOPUS" which my Dad, Zygmond Budzaj, USN was proud to be part of this group of fine men.

The following was found on a grave stone in the Phillippines after WW2,
'A MAN IS NOT DEAD AS LONG AS HE IS NOT FORGOTTEN'
Let us not ever forget................

 

Name: Clyda Pile Frederick <cfrederick8@cox.net>
Date: 2006-01-15
Comments:
My father, Walter Clyde Pile was raised in Protection. I have found your website very interesting and informative. Thank you.
 

Name: Barbara Jean (Hull) Adams <tbadams@uslink.net>
Date: 2006-01-14
Comments:
What a great site. Thanks
 

Name: RBeda Coffey <rbeda@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-01-11
Comments:
The story of the sons is interesting. I have two sons born on the same day 7 years apart. Be careful It could be true.
Glad to see you saving your history!!! Wish Anderson County would!!! RBeda

 

Name: Cindy Weigand <weigand@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-01-01
Comments:
Thank you for the information on Jack Ashcraft. He was my great uncle even though I never knew him. My mother, Norma Ashcraft, spoke of him and his exploits, but I didn't get really interested until I started reading about him in her papers after her death. His life as a barnstormer was intriguing. Your website gave me more information on his military service. I'd love to hear from anyone who knows anything about him.
 

Name: Shirley (Garner) McCay <mccay@dcdi.net>
Date: 2005-12-18
Comments:
Nice Page!
 

Name: norma foree <foreecarol@aol.com>
Date: 2005-12-15
Comments:
love the web site sorry about mr foree. but love the web site .
 

Name: Joseph W. Connaughton <joeconna@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-12-14
Comments:
Owen Connaughton is a relative of mine. His obit speaks of my father Joseph Connaughton and his brother {my uncle) John. Also, it mentions another brother Thad Connaughton who died early in life.
 

Name: Darryl Smutz <dsmutz@houston.rr.com>
Date: 2005-12-12
Comments:
Dear Shirley: Thanks so much for the articles you published on the website about the military service of my father, Leonard D. ("Don") Smutz as well as the information on my uncle Dale Smutz. I'm now 59 years old and had never seen the articles before. They mean a lot to me and to Don's many other descendents. Warmest regards, Darryl Smutz

 

Name: Melanie McCoy <buffalowindwoman@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-12-11
Comments:
To Bobbi Hackney & all others who contributed to the success of this Comanche Co. site @ Rootsweb: WONDERFUL JOB! The links you've added are absolutely fabulous and contribute so much extra to the understanding of the history of Comanche County, which will always be my HOME, no matter where I am.
Melanie McCoy
buffalowindwoman@yahoo.com
2838 Galena Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
805-522-5154

 

Name: Tyler Deane Wilmore <rhilldale1@juno.com>
Date: 2005-12-04
Comments:
Looking at my relatives history
 

Name: Kenny Nault <cnault@cox.net>
Date: 2005-11-30
Comments:
loved you site and all the comments about Rex,as you know I knew him well, spent alot of time with him in the early days.He is loved and missed by my whole family. thank you very much for opening a site for him.Last time I saw you,you were doing photographs for Az.Hwys.Thank you again.
 

Name: Lewis Moore <lastmn@aol.com>
Date: 2005-11-30
Comments:
It is amazing how a persons single selfless act of inputing an obituary (Isabelle(miller)Moore)from 1919 help to continue my own search that had crashed for such a long time. I am the great grandson of Homer E Moore and Ada Hale Moore. Homer E Moore was one Isabelle Moore sons.

Thank you

 

Name: Larry L. Miller <KsEvolve@gmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-25
Comments:
Enjoyed the website. I have spent a lot of time over the past 35 or so years doing photography and biological research in Commanche County. It is a beautiful county with a lot of fine folks! I lived in Sumner County until 1991 and have lived in Shawnee (near Topeka) since, but I still get back to Barber and Comanche Counties at times. My website is: www.Ks Heritage.com


 

Name: stacey muschick <muschickj@midiowa.net>
Date: 2005-11-22
Comments:
Hi Jerry, I'm starting a family history book, and the information on your websites I've found so far about my grandparents on my mother's side, Oller and Nokes has been very helpful to me. I have family that grew up all around Comanche county, Protection, Buttermilk. I think both my parents went to high school in Coldwater, or around there. Names are Kenny Chilcote and Sharon Oller. I also think they married there. If anyone may have any other information I would be very interested. Thanks alot for such a nice and very helpful website.
 

Name: Janet Ferrin <janet@tomdra.com>
Date: 2005-11-22
Comments:
Jerry,
It's so rewarding to see all the wonderful compliments about your hard work on this website. You have obviouly blessed so many families with this. I'm so proud to be your "Litl Sissie" and I know I speak for all our family when I say Thanks for all you do. Your truly a gemstone yourself and we love you.
Love Sissie aka Janet

 

Name: June Gaylord <junegaylord40@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-22
Comments:
A picturesque detailed site. Thanks.
June Gaylord
Uncle: Rex Eugene Gaylord, Lacygne, Kansas
Grandparents: Rolland Edwin and Laura Ann (Irvin) Gaylord
Amsterdam, MO.

 

Name: Kathleen Gregory <gregory@giantcomm.net>
Date: 2005-11-08
Comments:
I really appreciate your Comanche County website. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Mark Thornhill <markwthornhill@cox.net>
Date: 2005-11-01
Comments:
What a wonderful web site! I am a descendent of Fillmore Thornhill who was brother to several Thornhills living in Protection. It is fascinating to read articles about Thornhills from 90+ years ago.

I am currently compiling a book of Thornhill family history. If anyone reading this would like to compare notes or direct me to other Thornhill descendents with information about ancestors I'd be much obliged.

 

Name: Cheryl <jerseyties@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-24
Comments:
You have a very informative site. I am researching the Chambers family, Job "Ira" Chambers , wife Molly (Weythman)
and children. Would like very much to know what was written about this family in the Comanche County History Book. Job was a descendant of my 4th gr grandfather, James Chambers a soldier in the Rev. War in the NJ and VA lines.

 

Name: Wilmore Opry <wilmore@webtv.net>
Date: 2005-10-19
Comments:
Hey Jerry,
Thanks, thanks a lot!
' Sounds like a song,'
but really, thanks for the pics' you put in the Opry news and photos. Dave had sent them of the Show last Saturday night. Great Job!! We will get togather with Dave to have pictures made of Dave Rose and friends. We think that is super also.
The gang says hi!
Dan

 

Name: 2LT Matt Sweet <akrn@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-16
Comments:
I recently found a dog tag at Camp Bullis TX. The name is J E Deewall and his father is Roy E Deewall, with home of record Wilmore Kansas. If him or his family would like the dog tag, I would be more than happy to return it. It is a little rusty, has been out in the elements for a while.

2LT Matt Sweet
ANC RN

 

Name: Lawrence L. Evans <evanslarry8@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-10-06
Comments:
In 1914 my father and family moved from North of St. John KS to Comanche Co.,he was 8yrs old.They had a farm/ranch in Shimer TWP until they moved back to North of St. John in 1931.Two of his brothers married sisters, daughters of Frank Bailey who also farmed in Shimer TWP and later in Powell TWP. I am planning on visiting the area soon and see if I can locate the areas they were in and check for gravestones in Colwater and Wilmore.My father had started working on family history before his death in 1982 and I have his "Random Recolections of My Life" that he wrote about his growing up in Comanche and Stafford Counties, I find them very interesting.
 

Name: Susan Edmonston <susan@giantcomm.net>
Date: 2005-09-29
Comments:
Hi, Jerry. We have extended the deadline on family histories for the Comanche County history book to OCTOBER 15. This is the final extension for family history with a photo.

Susan

 

Name: Vela Hermann <vhermann1@cox.net>
Date: 2005-09-25
Comments:
Dear Sir or Madam:

Today, 25 September, my friend from the Netherlands and I were driving around south of Wichita so that I could show her some of the area. And being new to Kansas myself it was interesting. We happened upon Wilmore quite by accident. I would appreciate knowing more about the mural that is painted on the side of the white silo building.

Thank you for your interesting site.

Regards,
Vela Hermann

 

Name: Richard Lynn Mathis <richamath4@aol.com>
Date: 2005-09-24
Comments:
My Grandfather was also in the 410th Bomber Sq. 94th Bomber group Heavy. his name was Linnie Arrowood and he was killed 23, March 1944 Thursday
 

Name: Joanne Kendall (Thomas) <jmkendall@knology.net>
Date: 2005-09-14
Comments:
I am happy that I have finally found my Grandfather. I know my Grandmother was married twice to him (Helen) and the last time I saw him was when I was a child. My Father is Richard F Thomas.
 

Name: Gayle Petty Harden <mwhgyh@ucom.net>
Date: 2005-09-09
Comments:
Hey Jerry, how's it going? Love to visit this webpage and read about the early pioneers settling in Comanche County. Have you written your history yet for the Comanche County History Book? They are due in by September 15. Susan and Johnita are two wonderful people to submit your history to. We have been having blessed rain in the county, some moisture county wide, as you well should remember we don't want to complain about rain in Comanche County as dry as it has been for the last several years.
Just wanted to touch base with you again and let you know how much I enjoy all the research you and all the others of done. Thank You, Gayle

 

Name: Glenda Carthrae Sibley <gsibley@webtv.net>
Date: 2005-09-06
Comments:
Thank you to those who took the time to put together this site. I just happened to find it, but it is surely a welcome surprise! The pictures are wonderful, and very meaningful to me since many of them are my family. Thanks again!
Glenda Carthrae Sibley (Parents, Marion Wells Carthrae and Stewart Carthrae)

 

Name: Orlin Loucks <oloucks@giantcomm.net>
Date: 2005-09-05
Comments:
Thanks for the great job of keeping the site current. It takes a lot of work. Enjoy the old time news. Have been a resident of Comanche County since 1952. Have been in business in Protection for almost 40 years now. I keep old history pictures etc. on my office wall in the old Brewer building on the west side of Broadway in Protection. I have a collection of old tools also if you want to stop in. Good to read some from people I know scattered around the world. Keep up the good work. Thanks Jerry Ferrin and others. Orlin Loucks, Protection Automotive.
 

Name: april stevens <april@betelgeuse.us>
Date: 2005-09-02
Comments:
I'm not sure if I'm in the right part. I was looking up the ancestors of a D.B. Roderick who was in the WW1. During the 1914-1918 if this is the correct location I would like to correspond with someone who might be able to help me with some questions about a medal. This site poped up.
Thanks,
April

 

Name: april stevens <april@betelgeuse.us>
Date: 2005-09-02
Comments:
I'm not sure if I'm in the right part. I was looking up the ancestors of a D.B. Roderick who was in the WW1. During the 1914-1918 if this is the correct location I would like to correspond with someone who might be able to help me with some questions about a medal. This site poped up.
Thanks,
April

 

Name: Michael Metzker <mmetzker@bcm.tmc.edu>
Date: 2005-09-01
Comments:
This is a very touching story. My grandparents, Frank & Jenny Metzker, left Kansas in the 1950s (I think?). Is there any relationship?

Sincerely,

Mike Metzker

 

Name: Roger Hawkins <hawkshawusa@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-08-19
Comments:
Great site. We have a small one dealing with eastern Kansas and western Missouri opry sites @ www.mokanopry.com You folks are a little west of our territory but we would like to provide a link to your site if you would like us to. Thanks
 

Name: Michael Gracy <michaelgracy@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-08-04
Comments:
Great Web-Site Lots of good info. Can't wait til Sept.3rd. See ya'll at the Opry. Mike
 

Name: KEN SEAGER <k.seager@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2005-07-27
Comments:
My wife mother was a Banagay and is related to Alice as shown on you web site.

I have a great deal of data on the Bangay's if would like more about the parents of Alice on going back to the year 1591, I would be happy to share it with you.

Ken Seager

 

Name: David Massey <dmassey5@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Comments:
Picked up the Comanche Co. site from the Barber Co. site that you are helping Kim with, Jerry. You both have worked on these sites so much and I have enjoyed them both. Please don't get tired of it. Couldn't help but remember all the school and Town team games between Sun City and Wilmore, seems like everyone knew each other so well that it only spiked the competition. Of course Jim Downing, Floyd Ward and Bob McCorkle all marrying girls from Sun within a short time no doubt added to the mix. The Redfield boys, Glen and George, from Wilmore, bought one of the stores in Sun and it really did get noisy during the games,when they starting playing for their "new" team. Thanks for the memories, Jerry.
 

Name: Arlen Maxted <clemkdh@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-07-18
Comments:
Thank you very much for your hard work. I found mostly by accident, or maybe not, the death notice of Mary May Maxted on May 28,1892 along with the news of her funeral on June 4, 1892. She would have been my fathers older sister. My father Benj. Wm. Maxted was born Sept 25, 1893.
Again thank you so very much.
Arlen Maxted

 

Name: Ruth Akpan <jjrandra@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-18
Comments:
It's interesting to see "home" from Calabar, Nigeria.
 

Name: sam ross <samdeb01@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2005-07-16
Comments:
just done a google search and am facinated how far the ross clan has spread
 

Name: Roger Smith <earlqsmith1@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-13
Comments:
I am pleased to find Comanche County electronicly connected.

Comanche County has come a long ways since my ancestors settled there just after the Civil War ended.

 

Name: Mary Ann Alder Watts <mwatts@sunflower.com>
Date: 2005-07-11
Comments:
What a great site. My grandparents lived in Wilmore and I went to school in Coldwater. I am from the eastern part of the state now.
Thanks you for putting this site together.

 

Name: Sharon Huck Sailsbury <wsailsbury@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2005-07-10
Comments:
We have just been looking over this website and really ejoy reading the messages.
Just read the message from Pam Kindsvater dated June 6, 2005.
I believe we are related, as my parents were Sarah Kindsvater, and George Huck. I also have some pictures of your husband, Bobby Kindsvater when he was a child. I tried to e-mail you but your e-mail (pam.kin@aol.com) was returned as not found. If you e-mail me direct I will be glad to exchange information with you.
Dan Huck is my cousin.

 

Name: Bonnie Frazier-Shewmaker <bonniejo@LTLINK.com>
Date: 2005-07-06
Comments:
Really nice website. I was just wandering through Google and found another Bonnie Frazier listed on your site. I noticed the photo of Jerry Ferrin with the portrait of his grandfather(?) I have a friend who is a photo conservator who is a specialist in conserving these particular types of photographic pieces. She especially likes to see photos such as yours where you are displaying your ancestor's image. I know she would enjoy seeing your photo with your grandfather. You might e-mail her at d@silverxphoto.com. I hope that's the right e-mail address. Thanks again for a great site. Bonnie Frazier-Shewmaker
 

Name: Hal & Sue Boyles <blestoki@pcwan.net>
Date: 2005-06-28
Comments:
We appreciate the interesting article on William Kimes.
My mother was a Kimes and my brother has been searching for information about our ancestors for several years. We don't know if this Kimes is related to our Kimes. We do know that the original name was Keim. My brother may have already sent the ancestory information that he has already found.
Good Luck on your endeavors.

 

Name: Elaine Krause <EKrause67@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-06-27
Comments:
Yep, something nice to say, all right. My husband is a descendant of W.E. Holmes and Elizabeth Lee Holmes, recently featured in work posted to the site by Shirley Brier.

Excellent work! And, compared to many of the Kansas county sites, yours is head and shoulders above. I can't believe there are still sites out there that don't seem to "get it."

"It" being the Internet, and the tremendous craving for on-line, retrievable info.

Again, thanks so much for all your efforts.

Best wishes from Houston, Texas.

Elaine K.

 

Name: Dale K. Brown <dkbrown@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-06-25
Comments:
My uncle was A.L. Parsons and my aunt was Stella Parsons Willie and Richard are my cusins. My father was George R. Brown and he was Stella Parsons brother. He went into the army from Coldwater in 1917. He come from Missouri to Coldwater and went to work on the Deliar Ranch and then he worked at the Depot before he went into the army. After he got out of the army he went to Telegraph School and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 45 years He died in Aug of 1981 at the age of 87.
 

Name: Russel L Adams <floydwho@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-06-25
Comments:
Very Nice !
In the Autumn of 1953 My Family Moved to Comanche County.
DAD_Robert Adams_ worked for Jay B & Christa POUNDS &
we lived about 10 miles North & 2 miles East of Downtown
Protection. It was on the OLD Lightner Ranch. Mr & Mrs Pounds sold the ranch to Lhordings after retirement.
I went to Protection Schools starting fall 1957 (7th grade)
continuing to Summer 1961. We then moved eventually to
Kiowa, Barber County.

Does anyone know how to contact Gary & Bonnie Lindsay
of rural Protection by email ?

Russel Adams
Evaston WY 82930
307-789-0639

floydwho@yahoo.com

 

Name: Elizabeth C. Hoagland <echoagland@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-24
Comments:
Good to see information about Sun City, KS in this format.My husband is Fred Homer Hoagland, son of Homer Fred Hoaglan who was brought to Barber County in1884 when he was four years old. Frank Hoagland was his oldest brother. Both men lived in Barber County until their death.
 

Name: Pam Kindsvater <pam.kin@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-22
Comments:
Hi Family!!

I enjoyed reading your family history. It caught me by surprise as I just stuck the name Kindsvater in the search bos. I am married to Eddie's son Bob! We live in Forest Lake, MN. He has told me about trips to Kansas with his uncles to visit relatives.

Hope this note finds all of you doing well.

Enjoy the beautiful summer.

God Bless,

Pam Kindsvater

 

Name: Mark Hopper <mark@handwriting.com>
Date: 2005-06-19
Comments:
Thank you very much for this information on Frank A. Webb a musician years ago. I have been looking for information on him for a solid year and your reprint of his obitiary was very helpful. THANK YOU!!!!!! The article mentions a copy of his music in the library, are you familiar with that as I'd pay well to get a copy?
 

Name: Sarah (Hartley) Doubek <sarah@daviselectricinc.com>
Date: 2005-06-17
Comments:
My grandmother, Jessie, was the oldest of the ten daughters of Agness Williams Sisk Hartley. This is a very interesting website!
 

Name: Cathy Barber <pastorcathy@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-15
Comments:
My gratitude is immeasurable for the wonderful pictures and articles concerning my great grandfather James M. Williams. What a treasure. Does anyone know how I can contact contributor Nella Hartley?
 

Name: Helen Joann Huck Hansen <sewingrosie@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-06-11
Comments:
Hello everyone. Haven't been hear for awhile.
Used to live just NE of Wilmore past the bridge and on the curve.

Live in Hutchinson now.

 

Name: Suzanne Gardner <sosueme2@mchsi.com>
Date: 2005-06-09
Comments:
Hello, I'm the grandaughter of John T. and Doris P (Tinker) White. I am the daughter of Marlan Jon and Betty Jane (Adams) White.

Troy is my "lil brother."

I have two children. Bradley Jon Wells 5/88 and Cara Lynn Wells 2/92. I live in Central Illinois.

 

Name: r malone <bmalone1210@yahoo. com>
Date: 2005-06-06
Comments:
what a great job you are all doing. keep it up . i love every bit of it.
 

Name: lois hofmeier <nurseloisrn@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-06-05
Comments:
way to go
 

Name: sandy miller <skmiller@webtv.net>
Date: 2005-06-04
Comments:
Jerry, very interesting reading. I really enjoyed learning about Mr. C.M. Cade's life. Hope we can link it to our Caddo county rootswebsite? Will add the information to my files on Memory Lane cemetery. Thanks, Sandy Miller
 

Name: Shiley (Huck) Sedalnick <ssedalnick@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-03
Comments:
What a wonderful tribute to my cousin,Donnie Huck. Aunt Edith and Uncle Manuel would have been so pleased. I remember the day they got the news of Donnie's accidental death, such a sad day in such a lovely family. There was love in their home..Thank you for his tribute. Shirley Sedalnick
 

Name: Carol J. Thomas Grigg <cjgofmt@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-06-01
Comments:
I have tears in my eyes ...... so beautiful. thank you all very much.

After 6/30/05 I will no longer have this web site but you can leave messages at circlegrigg@yahoo.com.

 

Name: Ethel Miller Stutzman <dstutz@bnin.net>
Date: 2005-06-01
Comments:
I spent the 1st 14 years of my life south of Protection. I am the daughter of Dave and Maggie Miller and we moved to Holmes County Ohio in 1941--after losing our farm during the depression. I have many pleasant memories of Protection.
 

Name: C.J. Huck <huckc@lake-champlain.navy.mil>
Date: 2005-05-30
Comments:
Jerry,

Just wanted to thank you for all your work. This site is really great. You and my mom (Bobbi) have really out done yourselves here. Thanks again,

C.J. Huck

 

Name: Martha L. Crawford, nee Raner <Mcraw717@aol.com>
Date: 2005-05-29
Comments:
I was so excited to find my Great Grandmothers obituary on this site.
I also found excerpts for Bryan Raner (I beleive is my Great Uncle) and James Raner (grandfather) in an article, "Letters From Our Soldier Boys", printed in The Wilmore News. I have to check some facts to make sure these excerpts are from my family.
Thank you so much for the work you have done.

Thanks,
Martha Crawford

 

Name: Mrs. Marla Schwiethale <marlajs@swbell.net>
Date: 2005-05-25
Comments:
Yes, Jerry, I'll be glad to add the names. I had written them all in & then decided to take them out. Sorry about that. Perhaps someone will remember some of the names that I mentioned.

I had a great uncle, Oliver Judson Adcock, who farmed in
the Wilmore, KS, area in the early 1900's. They are buried in the Wilmore Cemetery. He married Lena (Harville) Adcock (she was a sister to Mary (Harville) Jenkins). Uncle Judson & Aunt Lena had four children, Jack,who resides in Alamosa, CO, Walsie, who resides in New Mexico, Kathryn (Adcock) Dickenson, who lives in Wichita, & Jerry Adcock, who lives in Washington State.
(I have to deviate from the original story here, because of something so unusual happening back in 1998.) We were travelling through AZ on our way to CA to attend a cousin's 50th wedding anniversary. My husband's mother, having lived as a small girl in CA, never had stopped to see the Grand Canyon. So, we took her to the Grand Canyon & rode the travel bus around the south & west rim of the canyon. We got to the Crow's Nest, as far as you could go & the bus driver let the people visit the little shop that was there. We decided to stay on the bus & wait, as my mother-in-law was exhausted from getting on & off the bus along the way. There was a bus driver who was still on the bus, but he wasn't driving, but training a new bus driver. He struck up a conversation with us. Upon finding out that we were from KS, he immediately got caught up with the fact that he was also from KS. Well, to make a long story short, he was from Wilmore, KS. I happened to mention that my great uncle Judson Adcock was from Wilmore. He just about exploded. Come to find out, he is the son of Mary (Harville) Jenkins, sister of my great aunt Lena (Harville) Adcock. His name is Bob Jenkins. Small world, isn't it.

A couple by the name of Roy & Martha (Ridge) Cline (now deceased) who made their home for many years in Coldwater, KS. Martha was either a student at Friends University or Ft. Hays State, & became friends with my mother, Zella (Snell) Skiles, originally from St. John,KS. They had two daughters named Myrna K.(Cline) Bensing & Beth Cline, (I think). I just found a small note from Myrna on your website, so I have e-mailed her.

My ancestors, the Henry Clay & Elizabeth Jane (Allen) Freeman family from Liberty, Union County, IN, traveled by train from IN to Wellington, KS. They loaded all of their possessions onto a couple of wagons along with their family of six children, & settled near Mayfield, KS, in Sumner Co., KS in August 1884. In the year 1887 & 1890, they added two more children. Mr. Freeman farmed until he retired & moved to Conway Springs, Sumner Co., KS, in 1904. My grandmother, Della C. Freeman married Charles Daniel Skiles, who came with his parents & siblings from Ladoga, Montgomery Co., IN, in the late 1890's. All of this taking place during the time that history was being made in Commanche Co., KS.

I did want to add a few more things about the Wright family. Bishop Milton Wright was a circuit-riding minister back in Ohio & Indiana for the Presbyterian church. His two oldest sons, Reuchlin & Loren, both lived in KS at one time. Reuchlin, the oldest farmed in NE KS, while Loren was more the wanderer & rode the Rock Island train to the end, that being Coldwater, KS. Eventually, both Reuchlin & his family & Loren ended up moving back to Dayton,OH, where the entire family lived there. Remember the story about the bicycle shop in Dayton that Wilbur & Orville had before they introduced the world to the airplane. Something else about the Wright family, is the fact that my great grandfather, John David Snell, who moved to St. John, Stafford Co., KS in 1918, had an older sister, Elizabeth Alice (Snell) who married a man by the name of Thomas Charles Wright, a cousin to the famous Milton Wright family. That was something that was told to we grandkids from our grandfather, Walter Snell, who farmed for many years near St. John, in Stafford Co., KS. I have yet to make the connection. Hopefully this is one of those connections which I will be able to prove some day.

Jerry, hopefully, now, you will be able to piece the information I've just given you with what I gave you yesterday. Perhaps there is someone in the Coldwater/Wilmore area that still remembers the names of the people that I mentioned from that area.

Sincerely, Marla (Skiles) Schwiethale
Wichita, KS

 

Name: Jere Dale Cade <jere4@cox.net>
Date: 2005-05-24
Comments:
Jerry; I appreciate your contact and interest in history regarding my great-grandfather. Jere Cade
 

Name: Elaine Dake <lastnatl@aol.com>
Date: 2005-05-14
Comments:
Thanks more than I can express for the article from the Nescatunga Enterprise, July 24, 1886, giving my g grandfather (Frank Seaton or Frances Marion Seaton) and g grandmother (Zora Cook) wedding announcement and then the announcement of Sept 3, 1887 of my grandfather's birth.
I have very little information on the g grandparents so I was pleased to read that "Frank is one of our foremost young men" and Miss Cook "is a daughter of our esteemed citizen Squire Cook" Her father was Jesse Cook and I'm assuming "Squire" is a term of respect (?) Thanks again for your response to my inquiry. Now if I could find where he is buried.

 

Name: Ann Bigbee Littell <bill-ann@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-05-12
Comments:
I was surfing the internet for fun and decided to look up my maiden name - Bigbee. I was both astonished and delighted when I found your websight. I was about five years old when Esther Bigbee died. I was even more amazed to read my father's name - Earl Bigbee. Daddy, who died in 2002, who was a fine singer and sang for hundreds of funerals and many many weddings. He was usually accompanied by my mother Gwendolyn Shelledy Bigbee.

Ann Bigbee Littell

 

Name: Diane Herd Smith <golfingcats@pivot.net>
Date: 2005-05-04
Comments:
Hi ! I have enjoyed visiting this site!! I'm a native of Lawrence (but only lived there for the first 2 years of my life) but have strong ties to Coldwater where my Dad, Ronald Herd, grew up, son of Jim and Bernice Herd. I love it partly because it is probably the only place in the world where there are enough Herds that no one asks if it's spelled "Hurd" like in New England, where I have lived for the last 35 years! Love the photos!!!!!!!
 

Name: Peggy Waugh Hart <peggyahart@insightbb.com>
Date: 2005-05-04
Comments:
Jerry:

This is the first time I've looked at the website even tho
we've talked in the past about our common Farren (Ferrin)
relatives.

What a nice job, I'll be here for some time. I want to
read everything.

Peggy






 

Name: Morene Potter <morpot@cox.net>
Date: 2005-04-28
Comments:
Please add Vivian Veatch to the obituary of Herbert Seyfrit. She was also his step-sister and was living at his death. Thank you. Morene
 

Name: Tina Cook <peakescroft@btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-04-13
Comments:
My great grandfather, Jacob Howarth (aka Howard) was in correspondence with S J Osborne, John Lee Smith and the W Texas Historical Society regarding his life at Fort Griffin 1871-75. Would be interested to hear from anyone with information on Jacob or information on letters written in correspondence between Mr Osborn and Capt Robert G Carter of the 4th Cavalry - I understand these letters were sold by Jeff C Dykes in 1970. Does anyone know where they are now?
 

Name: Janet (Schultz) Milburn <milburnjanet@aol.com>
Date: 2005-04-12
Comments:
Thank you again, for the lovely helpful site and music also!
My Mennonite ancestors were: Jantz, Koehn, Schultz, Unruh and Voth. The came from Ostrog region of Polish-Russia in 1874/75 on ships Kennelworth, Cimbria and Vaderland. I am interested in the Schultz family who lived in Protection, Kansas. I have lots of history on ttheir line, more than I have on my own! They intermarried with my relatives and had to be related closely prior to coming to America but how??? Keep up the great work you are doing!

 

Name: Renee Barnett McLendon <reneemclendon@msn.com>
Date: 2005-04-11
Comments:
I was so glad to finally come upon something about my particular Barnett line. It had a lot of info. Rial's 1st
wife was Elizebeth Barham. I've been trying to find Rial's
parents. Where did William Barnett come from?

 

Name: Schelby Holliday <schell@kc.rr.com>
Date: 2005-04-02
Comments:
You have a wonderful web site; the pictures really lend to understanding the area & thereby my ancestor, Jerry Leakey.
Thanks eternally for your diligence, effort, & attention to detail. Schelby Holliday

 

Name: Mary Misitis <maryellam@msn.com>
Date: 2005-04-01
Comments:
Thank you for posting all the information I have been able to find about the DeMoss family in the Wilmore area.
 

Name: Phyllis Ferrin Blanchard <iamfoofoo@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-19
Comments:
Jerry,
I just went back to and re-read the email from Suzanne Thielmann, 16 April 2003, re: Ida Ferrin, daughter of Horace Ferrin. I know it's been two years since she wrote, but I sure would like to email her, now that I've learned we're cousins. Again, I'm the granddaughter of Alfred Ferrin, Ida May's brother. Thanks again!
Phyllis Ferrin Blanchard

 

Name: Phyllis Ferrin Blanchard <iamfoofoo@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-19
Comments:
Jerry,
I think we're related. Funst for fun I entered my grandfathers name (Alfred Ferrin) in "Google" and found rootsweb.com. I found that his father was Horace Ferrin. I remember his sister Ida May. She was a character! Much married and the life of the party... I was just a little girl when I remember her. My grandfather married Florence Snyder and they had six children. All are deceased now and I really have no links to the Ferrin family history. I'd love to learn more. If you have any information, I'd sure love to learn more. Thanks in advance for your help.
Phyllis Ferrin Blanchard
Gilbert, Arizona
Email: Iamfoofoo@aol.com

 

Name: randall whitaker <new_heart52@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-03-16
Comments:
thank you for taken the time to do all this work, I was looking for my aunt Elizabeth Sherman. If you have a picture of her headstone and would send it to me I would be very greatful
 

Name: Deanna <Djenks2you@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-16
Comments:
Thank You for your hard work!! This has helped me with getting the information on my aunt that I never knew...Elizabeth Whitaker Sherman. If you have any other info or could email me a pic of the tombstone I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!!
 

Name: h, eugene miller <eugeneiolam@ netzero.net>
Date: 2005-03-02
Comments:
I lived south of Protection for a few years. moved to Oregon in 1952 am 79 years old still call protection home. am married to my wife Iola Stoll,for 59 yrs. 4 children 11 grandchildren 12+ greatgrands'HAVE AQ GREAT DAY gene
 

Name: Theron Salyer <theron1@cox.net>
Date: 2005-02-26
Comments:
Good to find your website. Thanks!
 

Name: Danette VanWey Brownfield <dbrownfield@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-02-24
Comments:
I was surfing the net and thought it would be neat to enter my maiden name so I did and was suprised at all the VanWey History I found. My father is Clyde Richard his father was Clyde "Pinky" VanWey. we are from Atchison Ks.
 

Name: Linda (Unangst) Campbell <kclc@qconline.com>
Date: 2005-02-24
Comments:
My brother Roland Zane Unangst came across this site with information concerning our Uncle Squire Boone Zane from Protection, Kansas, killed during early part of W.W.11.

Uncle Squire was the son of Squire Boone Zane and Olive (Minor) Zane of Protection. My mother Betty Mildred (Zane) Unangst was Squire's sister. Squire's other siblings were Joe, Lee, Minor, Louella, and Doris.

We are trying to find Uncle Squire's son Kenneth Zane. If any one has information concerning Kenneth's whereabouts, please contact me. Thank you.

 

Name: Beverly Ann (White) Leach <baleach1@cox.net>
Date: 2005-02-16
Comments:
I have really enjoyed reading about Comanche County families and the History of the County. It's very informative and interesting, and I've found alot of information on the families I've been researching. I still like the way your program is set up and I'm still reading and enjoying. Than you on a great job, keep up the good work. Beverly Ann (White) Leach
 

Name: Heather Shelley <heather@heathershelley.com>
Date: 2005-02-03
Comments:
Hey Jerry,
Thanks for all the great coverage on the site for me.
Heather

 

Name: Daqueta Shelley <rmsdds@tctelco.net>
Date: 2005-02-02
Comments:
The Wilmore Opry is fantastic! I was there on October 2nd and enjoyed the afternoon and evening performance. Keep it going! You have created a wonderful legacy for the people there who were so friendly. Heather Shelley is my granddaughter. I was in Orlando to see her performance at the Colgate Country Music Showdown. She did an awesome job of representing Kansas on KANSAS DAY.
 

Name: Bud & Sharon Brewer Scholle <ironheadone@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-31
Comments:
Just found this website and it is very interesting. Brings back so many memories of our growing up in Coldwater. Bud graduated 1950 and I graduated in 1954. We are still looking for alot of the info but see so many pictures of folks we knew. My dad was Bill Brewer and he owned the Brewer Drug Store in Coldwater. How can we send information or pictures and who too? Thanks for doing a great job.
Sharon Scholle
Highlands Ranch, CO

 

Name: Don Cheatum <crvcam@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-01-19
Comments:
Great site,don'd find to many as nice and with as much info as you have on here,something for everyone it seems and keep up the good work! Lots of neat phots from the past,I know its a lot of work but your doing great and nice that you and others have let people see and share a part of the past and saved it for others to see!
 

Name: E. Lee Beebe <ebee1934@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-01-18
Comments:
I was born there in Coldwater and left there when I was in the third grade. I always loved Coldwater and often wished I was back there. I am from a large family and some have went on but I have very fond memories of Coldwater,Ks.
 

Name: Linda (barnett) Grace <lg8857@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-01-18
Comments:
Good Job!!!
 

Name: Leda "Lawrence" Hunter <ledawayne@cs.com>
Date: 2005-01-18
Comments:
This is wonderful! I'm interested in our family tree also. My mother, Helen Carter Lawrence, has traced the Carter family back a very long way but failing eyesite prevented her from doing the Lawrence side. It appears we must be cousins so that is also very exciting.
 

Name: Arthur Beebe <arthur_beebe@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-01-18
Comments:
I just discovered the Coldwater Centennial Notebook and was delighted with the writing and research of Evelyn Reed. Thank you very much for helping preserve for our posterity the unfolding story of our forefathers. - Art Beebe
 

Name: Claude L. Hanson <cdrav8or@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-01-14
Comments:
Class of CHS 1955--great page.
 

Name: Frances Robinson-Bird <frances027@webtv.net>
Date: 2005-01-13
Comments:
I have just discovered this website, I will check it out often. Coldwater is home to me altho I have not lived there since 1946. I am related to the Overockers, Ollers and Robinsons. Have many good memories and you have done a great job in bringing the old days to life. Thanks to all of you.
 

Name: Kermit McMillin <nevadallc@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-01-11
Comments:
I am so pleased that Buddy Bardot contributed the Coldwater High School Class of '55 senior class photos. I know he informed you of our forthcoming 50th reunion that is being held concurrently with the Come Home to Coldwater celebration. All of the class members that I have talked to are eagerly planning their "coming home" in September. I will look over the rest of the website and hope that you are going to publish the events for that Labor Day weekend.
 

Name: Buddy M. Bardot <Budks@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-08
Comments:
I have several pictures in my computer with .jpeg format. I would be willing for you to use, if you will tell me where to send them. They are of The Roy German and Jane Holler family.
 

Name: Buddy M. Bardot <Budks@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-08
Comments:
This has been very helpful in building my family tree.
 

Name: John Guyer <jguyer44@swbell.net>
Date: 2004-12-25
Comments:
To Jerry Ferrin and all those who helped with the Comanche County site, what a terrific job you have done! To someone like me who grew up in that area, it brings back memories of people and places like magic. I owe each of you a debt of gratitude. John Guyer, Parsons, KS
 

Name: Mary Hollinger <hantiques@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-16
Comments:
Thank you for all your hardwork. I am the oldest daughter of Norman & Melva Huck and I was born and raised SW of Coldwater and SE of Coldwater. It is fun reading about "our" history. So much has been forgotten. I showed the picture of the 50's Buttermilk softball team to my granddaughters since so many of the participants were our family and got to share some of their heritage. Thank you for making this interaction possible. Looking forward to checking out more of the information offered. Also so neat to get to this guestbook page and see my brother do what he does best, ride his horse. Reading about all the tornadoes that went through our west place brought lots of memories forward that have been long forgotton
 

Name: Opry family <wilmoreopry@webtv.net>
Date: 2004-12-09
Comments:
Jerry, it will be great to hear you pick, grin, sing and visit again in Feb, 2005. We are looking forward to the trip to Arizona, to see you and our sisters. By the way, a lot of thanks comes from us out here in Comanche Co, for all you do for the County and the Opry. We are not only proud to know you, but we are proud you are part of Comanche County and a family member of the Wilmore Opry. THANKS again FOR ALL YOU DO!
Dan

 

Name: Darryl McKinney <macbig@mail.com>
Date: 2004-12-01
Comments:
This is very good. I really enjoyed Wilmore school 1969.
 

Name: Elizabeth Wallace <Craftnfiend@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-11-29
Comments:
I found this site while researching the Wymer Surname. I am connected to this line through Ruth Wymer-Melrose. My compliments on a very thoughtful article honoring PFC Hugh Melrose.
 

Name: Jeanne Williams Thompson <melvinslimt@carrollsweb,com>
Date: 2004-11-26
Comments:
Keep up the good work. I enjoy it very much. I've been working for years on my family history.
 

Name: Jim Edmonston <jrenv@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-23
Comments:
Great website!! I am a P.H.S. grad. 1960.My parents are Paul Edmonston and Frances E. (Rainbolt) Edmonston. Several generations of Edmonstons have lived and died at Protection, having been among the earliest settlers beginning in the 1880's, I believe, and resettled there from the Holden, Missouri area. My Grandad, Frank Rainbolt, came to the Protection area as a young man by way of Texas and Oklahoma and Lewis, Kansas. Although I have lived away from Protection for many years, I still call it home and find the history of Protection and Comanche county very interesting.
 

Name: Mary Hicks <mhicks39@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2004-11-21
Comments:
I just want to send my deepest thanks for this website. I was adopted out at birth and after 44 yrs have made contact with my birth father and his side of the family. It just so happens that you posted a picture of my Paternal Grandmother, Josephine Jantzen and a friend of mine found it. He presented it to me at lunch with friends and I cried when I saw her. It was the first time ever that I was able to see anyone from my birth family and it was so very joyous and overwhelming. I look very much like her - - I have her eyes and nose. I can't tell you what this means to me to have been able to see her for the first time. You made that possible. thank you!
 

Name: Carol Thompson Smith <catsmith61344@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-11-17
Comments:
I see that Dallas E. Smith is included on the Memorial, and I thank you for that. We didn't know if he would be or not because neither of us remember filing discharge papers. Dallas now lives in Boise, ID, and I live in Stockton, KS, where I taught English for 22 years. My son, Jarrod Damon Smith, is a Navy veteran of both the Gulf War and Somalia. He was activated again after 9-11 and was with the Air National Guard in Turkey during the Iraq War. My other son, John Duane Smith, was also activated with the Air National Guard and was in Kuwait during the Iraq War. The boys grew up in Comanche County and even after we moved away, they spent considerable time with their grandparents, John and Donna Thompson. How do I go about having them included?
 

Name: Teresa Benz <terbenz@Route24.net>
Date: 2004-11-15
Comments:
Haven't looked at it for a while, but it's looking really good! WTG! Very organized and helpful.
Tricia/or myself have a couple more photos of Samuel & Christina Booth's funerals. I'll send them when I find the appropriate site.
Heard your feeling lots better Bobbi.....glad to hear it!

 

Name: Helen (Huck)Hansen <hjohansen@msn.com>
Date: 2004-11-13
Comments:
It's great!
Was Melva and Norman Huck, Bobbi Huck's husband's parents?
I went to school in wilmore with Melva and Norman was my first double cousin.

 

Name: Carol Thompson Smith <catsmith61344@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-11-08
Comments:
Imagine my surprise when I saw the picture of my Aunt, Roberta Tinker Todd. My parents were John S. and Donna Tinker Thompson, and Roberta was Mother's youngest sister.
Did your father graduate in 1948, and why does he have a picture of Aunt Roberta? I remember hearing your father's name, but I don't remember ever meeting any of you. Didn't your father move to Arizona because of his allergies/asthsma?

I am far more familiar with Buck Ferrin. Robert Edward Thompson Ferrin was my nephew, and I always liked Buck. My oldest son was married in a meadow on the next door Rusk Ranch, and the first phone call Arlos had the next morning was from Buck, wanting to know all about the wedding. I was appalled that we hadn't invited him, and I wish Arlos or Maxine had said something. Maxine had taken care of my parents in Coldwater, and my son had been to the ranch with my dad not too long before he died, so that is why he was married there.

Carol Thompson Smith catsmith651344@yahoo.com

 

Name: Susan Edmonston <susan@giantcomm.net>
Date: 2004-11-07
Comments:
I love to proofread. When I see something that needs to be corrected (misspellings, etc.) how should I let you know? Do I print off that page and mark it, or do I e-mail you the information?

I am so impressed with all the information that has been gathered and so attractively displayed on this web site. Knowing all the work that is involved, I congratulate all of you and thank you for preserving the history of our county!

 

Name: Douglas Bush <douglas_bush@byu.edu>
Date: 2004-11-04
Comments:
I'm very impressed with, and grateful for, this web site. I had relatives, James A. Sims and his wife Jerusha Emmaline Smith Sims who lived in Comanche County in the late 19th century before moving to Oregon, where they both died. James was a brother to Mrs. Mary Eliza Estill (Aunt Lyde), and the Sims children came back to Comanche County to live with her after their parents died. They returned in 1904. If anyone would have more information on the Sims family, the parents of James A. and Mary Eliza, or information on other siblings, I would be grateful for any leads.

Thank you for your service and fine work!
Doug Bush

 

Name: Diana Wedel Geddie <geddield@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-04
Comments:
What a great and informative job on this website. Alot of memories came flooding back from my days in Wilmore from 1952 to 1964. My parents were Jess and Irene Wedel, now both deceased. It was great browsing thru. Keep up the great work. Please email me if I sound "familiar" to you!!

Diana "Wedel" Geddie
Lincoln, California

 

Name: Susan Edmonston <susan@giantcomm.net>
Date: 2004-11-03
Comments:
Glad to have met you in person Jerry Ferrin. I am having fun going through your web pages. So professionally well-done.
 

Name: JOE ALLEN <JOEALLEN63@AOL.COM>
Date: 2004-10-31
Comments:
THIS IS GREAT INFO
 

Name: Bobbi <bobbihuck@msn.com>
Date: 2004-10-28
Comments:
Hey Jerry,

Your work on this Comanche County website is AWESOME. You are certainly a talented 'html guy'. I personally know the many many hours you spend writing html, uploading pages, and correcting or updating pages for many many people. You have done such an outstanding job, and are very dedicated to Comanche County. Proof is in the pudding, you have many many new contributors.

I also am waiting your arrival, to see you again. I believe its been 40 years since I have last seen you. It will be my pleasure to drive you around the county day after day talking about old times, and putting together the pieces for many new articles we have talked about getting online.

I sincerely hope and believe you will get the recognition you deserve while you are here, especially at the OPRY.
Jerry, have a safe trip, and we are all excited that you have decided to come on over.

Thanks again to the greatest 'html guy' online anywhere.

Bobbi

 

Name: Lisa Thomison Ballout <LTB@nycap.rr.com>
Date: 2004-10-26
Comments:
Thank you so much! It is wonderful to gain a picture of all the families and young men from the area in the newspaper quotes. There is no doubt how much everyone was affected. Thanks also to the original writer of the articles or their family. They tell the stories so well. I am particularly grateful to see the article about the radio interview of my uncle HR Burnette by Ginny Simms. I heard a recording at my Grandmother's house when I was small, but the record has long since disappeared and all of my efforts to find another or any copies of the recording have been useless. (Even Philip Morris has no records that I could locate.) To see more words from the interview than I remember in print and to have clarification of those I vaguely do remember, means a lot. Again, thank you to everyone whose efforts put this together!
 

Name: Opry family <wilmoreopry@webtv.net>
Date: 2004-10-23
Comments:
There is a lot of folks waiting for your homecoming Jerry. Have a safe trip.
The Opry family

 

Name: angela collins <chris_collins48@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-10-21
Comments:
wonderful site. i love reading memories of 'the way things were' or 'the way people were.'keep up the good reading and wonderful memories to share..
 

Name: Judy Davies <jlynnedavie@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-10-03
Comments:

beautiful website. Please, do you have any other information on John D's brother Frank? (Leander)Frank Bell was my great grandfather, said to have been born in 1859.

Thanks so much for your time.

Judy

 

Name: Jody Lamb <ajlamb@cableone.net>
Date: 2004-10-02
Comments:
Thanks Bobbi. You've created a nice website. A descendant of Charles and Nancy Bean told me about this site. My Great Grandmother Mary Jane Bean O'Neil Hartman is supposedly buried "somewhere" in Kansas (she was a sister to Charles). I'm still trying to find her place of death/burial. Thanks, Jody Lamb
 

Name: Rhonda Nickel <dnickel@classicnet.net>
Date: 2004-09-26
Comments:
Hello, I'm still enjoying this website. Lately I've enjoyed reading about Nescatunga, also seeing the wildflower photos by Phyllis and Bobbi. Beautiful flowers! I'm glad to see the new Wilmore yearbooks added. I've got the '53 Wilmore "Tiger" yearbook, '56, '58, '63 Coldwater "Eagle," several "Eagle" yearbooks from '73 on, and some Protection "Panther" yearbooks from the '80's, in case maybe some of the older books, at least, might be added. Jerry or Bobbi, just let me know if you're interested. Thanks, and keep up the good, interesting work!

Rhonda Nickel
Woodward, OK

 

Name: Arlene Von Achen McCabe <Amcwashere@AOL.com>
Date: 2004-09-24
Comments:
Great job. Ben Von Achen was an ancestor of mine!
 

Name: Morene Potter <morpot@cox.net>
Date: 2004-09-21
Comments:
My brothers, Herbert Seyfrit, Karl Seyfrit and Harold Veatch were all in the 2nd world war but only Herbert and Harold are listed.
 

Name: Beulah Hill <Beulah from Omaha @ WebTV.Net>
Date: 2004-09-20
Comments:
I have so enjoyed reading about Coldwater - brings back childhood memories. My mother was Marie Huck, sister of John, George, Ostwalt and Manuel. On Sundays we would drive down from Larned to spend the day with grandparents Philipp and Charlotte Huck on their farm south of Coldwater, a mile or so from Kindsvaters, always marveling at that WIDE main street as we went past. Thanks to all who put together all this info - especially appreciated the John & Lydia Huck biography - it answered some questions for me.
 

Name: Hope Harju <charmed925@bigfoot.com>
Date: 2004-09-07
Comments:
I am working on my family history and my greatgrandfathers name was Richard Frank Berrey. He was born March 26, 1882. From what I understand he had a brother and for some reason they changed their last name to Berrey from Nanney. Just trying to find out if T.R. Berrey is the unknown brother. If someone knows please contact me at charmed925@bigfoot.com Thanks, Hope Harju
 

Name: Melvina (Petty) Harvey <melar@giantcomm.net>
Date: 2004-09-02
Comments:
Oh, how I've enjoyed reading all of this! I was only 4 years old when my Uncle Warren Lee Petty was killed but I can remember how devastated our whole family was to lose such a promising young man! The stories passed on in our family of him have only added to our great loss. Keep up the good work for all of us to enjoy!
 

Name: Mark Nokes <mnokes@ameritech.net>
Date: 2004-09-01
Comments:
Thanks for the website. Just a note to let you know my father Russel Nokes, Milton & Icle Nokes. Where friends of Don Huck. My father won the 1950 state track meet with Don. I lived in Coldwater before they flooded Camp Lark and made Coldwater Lake. Also, I still have Gayle and Clarence Gillet that leave in Coldwater.
 

Name: Gayle Petty Harden <mwhgyh@ucom.net>
Date: 2004-09-01
Comments:
Excellent, thank you for going that extra step that alot of us think about doing but never get it done. My Uncle Warren Lee Petty's obit is listed in your research. I have always heard so many great and interesting stories about him, I never got the honor of getting to meet him in his short time here on earth as he was killed to soon and I was born to late. Thank you for letting us his family keep our memories going.
 

Name: Doreen <reenied5@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-21
Comments:
wow....lots of interesting and amusing things...great job!
 

Name: Meredith Fry <mfryaz@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-11
Comments:
Visiting again. Thanks
 

Name: Mary (McCrary) Wertin <mwertin@consolidated.net>
Date: 2004-08-07
Comments:
accidentally came across this site while searching for Martin McCrary the gr and gr-gr-uncle of #192 and #224 on the list. How exciting!. Thank you.
 

Name: Opry Gang <wilmoreopry@webtv.net>
Date: 2004-08-04
Comments:
Jerry, Bobbi and Shirley, Us folks in Comanche County really appreciate what you three and others have done for the research and better-ment of our three town's history.Including Comanche County and present day happenings. We also appreciate the intense research that you 'shirley' and Jerry are doing at the present, on the researce of the early 'Opera' in Wilmore. We love the joy of connecting to yester-year. The folks in those days had 'Wagons' and 'train's' bringing people to the Show. While the presant day Opry folks will be coming in 'cars,' and another 'tour bus' this monhh. Like the song the 'Highwaymen' sings', 'They'll always be around'
Thanks

The Opry Gang

 

Name: Nancy Mullins <mrmontanarn200@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-07-27
Comments:
My grandparents are all burried in Comamche County. Killillay in Wilmore and Hecht in Coldwater. I have been to both cemetaries,but not in years. I am glad you have a web site. Thank you for caring.
 

Name: Robert Cosner <e8afret@msn.com>
Date: 2004-07-11
Comments:
I lived in Davenport, Iowa 1971-1973. I rented a home there and found an old photo alblum in the attic. I have just began to research those picture in the book and the first was a baby picture of G.W. Prichard. Upon reading of the death of this man, I noticed the name Shirley Brier, and thought if anyone in the Prichard family would like to have the photo I would gladly mail it. Also if anyone in the family would like to research the book for the photo's that have no names attached, I can be located at e-mail (e8afret@msn.com) Also, it appears this photo book was the property of Mrs GW Anderson, in Davenport, Iowa. I have not been able to find any info on the Anderson family.
 

Name: Chris Killillay <chris.killillay@nara.gov>
Date: 2004-06-28
Comments:
I would like to express my greatest thanks. I am employed with the National Archives in Washington DC and appreciate your fine work on this website.

I was able to pull off info. on Lee Harold Hecht, which was my grandmother's (Ina Killillay (Hecht's) brother. I'm sure she will be surprised. The articles are well detailed and thought out. Thanks for your hard work!

Chris Killillay
Old Military and Civil Records
Textual Archives Services Division

 

Name: Renee Clary <rclary63@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-06-20
Comments:
Thanks to all who have taken the time to create this website. I am a Great-Granddaughter of John Poltera and have been trying to trace my family history back to the time before he came to America.

My father (Robert Poltera) has Alzheimer's and unfortunately can't help me out very much. This is the first piece of information that I have been able to find that mentions when and how old John was when he came over to America. Thank you very much!

 

Name: Robin White <rlgitt@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-06-18
Comments:
A big thank you to everyone who helped with this web site. It's a lot of hard work and I appreciate it. I have just started to search my family history and it's nice to see and read articles of times gone by.
 

Name: Mary Ann Chitwood <macsx2@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2004-06-14
Comments:
Thanks for all your work. I'm a descendant of the Moores and Hinkle both who settled in Comanche Co. around 1884.
 

Name: Opry family <wilmoreopry@webtv.net>
Date: 2004-06-12
Comments:
Jerry,
We enjoyed your mom and family from Tucson and Comanche co, at the Opry,it was really good to see them and visit. Wished we would have had more time to visit. We are looking forward when we go on a trip to Tucson this winter, to see your mom again.
Jerry, there is a multitude of folks that enjoy's this site. It creates quite a connection to a bunch of people near and far away.
Thanks Jerry, for all your work on all of our County's history.
Dan

 

Name: Joseph O'Neil <joneil@multiboard.com>
Date: 2004-06-11
Comments:
Hi;
I am researching Civil War Veterans from Canada,a nd those buried in Canada. I am most interested in this form your web page:
J.J. Bagsley, druggist, was born in Canada West, April 30, 1837. At the age of nineteen years he came to the United States and located in Grinnell, Iowa,

At age 19, that woudl of been roughly 1857. In that year, there was a great depression here in southern Ontairo (then called Canada west), and famine to a a genral crop failure. Manypeopel left this area for the USA> Do you have any more informaiton on this man, as I might be able to track him down, given some time
thanks
joe


 

Name: Bonnie Schmidt <bschmidt@uccs.edu>
Date: 2004-06-10
Comments:
I have just begun to read thru this website...so far, I have found the information and contributions to be awsome. I was born in Coldwater in 1955. My mom is Roxie Schmidt and my dad is Calvin Schmidt. I am very impressed by the military service information that is being shared on this site. I am grateful for the sacrifices that our service men and women have made for us, and I feel so struck by the losses.
 

Name: Troy White <white.troy@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-06-08
Comments:
Hello all! I'm the Grandson of Mr. John White and I born in Coldwater and now live in Lansing, Michigan.
 

Name: Betty White <bettywhite42@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-06-08
Comments:
I am the wife of Marlan Jon White, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. White of Coldwater. This is a wonderful website to explore and view. The new Veteran's page was beautifully done. Congratulations on your hard work and dedication so that we all can have a "taste of home".

Betty and Marlan White
3160 Lake Lansing Rd.
East Lansing, Michigan 48823

 

Name: Joan Steffey <intermin>
Date: 2004-06-07
Comments:
June 7, 2004
I just had to read the update and sign that I had been here. Many memories are away out West for me.
Sincerely,

Joan Steffey ('Annie Oakley')

 

Name: Darla J. Youngblood <d_youngblood@msn.com>
Date: 2004-06-06
Comments:
I have known for sometime that my maternal grandmother and grandfather had a connection to Wilmore. I am visiting in the area next week so am planning to visit there. I happened upon your website and have located my great grandparents at the Wilmore cemetery. They are John M. and Julia M. Hayes. I also found one of my grandfather's brothers and his wife--Perry and Lena Barber. I am fairly new in geneology and find your kind of help invaluable.
Thank You.

 

Name: Danielle(Fisher)/Barnes/Gard <danigirl92808@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-05-23
Comments:
Thank you for a fond trip down memory lane. I have always loved Coldwater.
 

Name: deanie schiff <dschiff@wheatstate.com>
Date: 2004-05-09
Comments:
Just to say that I enjoyed my afternoon in Wilmore with the Branson show. It is great to see old friends when we come to the Opry. Dan, we really wanted you to get on stage and sing. I think Gene was a pleasant surprise for the "professionals". Thanks for a fun day.
 

Name: jim korf <jkorf@cox.net>
Date: 2004-05-09
Comments:
what i've seen so far is very good, thank you very much
 

Name: DENI BILLITER <DBBILLITER@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2004-05-08
Comments:
Hey
Dan and Linda
Well I was over for your Show from Branson and Let me tell ya if That guy didnt keep us laughing and Telling all his Silly Jokes.
Also just to let you know that It was so Nice to Hear 92yr old Fred play His Fiddle and Gene you are the Best Country Singer Around, your mine And My Husbands favorite Singer and So are You Dan. Well again it was Great to see you all and Spend the day there.
Deni

 

Name: DENI BILLITER <DBBILLITER@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2004-05-06
Comments:
Dan @ Linda
Just wanted to tell you 3 that we All Really Enjoyed you being in Oxford to have a Jamming Good Time and The Food was to Die for ..
Well as you all may not Know Chase Foster and His Grandpappy and My Husband are going to go Play In Texas and get to Play with the Texas Playboys and several Other Well Known Bands and we will be leaving on the 14th and back on the 16th and we plan on having a Good Time and I will Share all the Photos with you all...
But you All Have a Really Nice thing going and its going to be getting so Big you may need another Building...
well Im going to retire to the Pillow and I will See the Show on the 8th which is tomorrow so its off to bed and I need to Meet With Deannie Schiff In the Morning so see ya's Soon..
Deni B

 

Name: ann white ward <krazyann@webtv.net>
Date: 2004-05-06
Comments:
thanks for all the information . my brother was donald white who was killed in world war two. i haven't had time to read all the web site, but thanks.
 

Name: joann miller <jmiller@st-tel.net>
Date: 2004-05-03
Comments:
I have enjoyed looking at all the pictures and writings about cemeteries and etc. My Father lived in Coldwater at one time. jmiller
 

Name: Judy Hughes Franklin <Judyhootie@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-22
Comments:
Protection is my first hometown, and I have many fond memories of family and friends. I moved to Iola, Kansas when I was six years old and lived there until moving to Hutchinson, Ks. in 1964. I am always pround to say I'm from Protection.
 

Name: Tricia Snyder <trishsnyd@webtv.net>
Date: 2004-04-20
Comments:
Thanks, Bobbi-for all the great work you've done on both the Wilmore Cemetery Web-site & the Crown Hill Web-site. We've enjoyed looking at them both. Tricia Snyder & Neil Timmer, Sextons of Crown Hill
 

Name: Angela Jaquette <Jaquettepa@msn.com>
Date: 2004-04-14
Comments:
Hello--Just found the obituary for my great uncle, PFC. Melvin Park. I have been searching for info on him for many years for my grandmother. She wanted me to find where he was buried (she couldn't remember). My grandmother, sadly she passed away this last Dec., but I still continue to search for him. A few years ago I went to Comanche Co. to see if I can find where he was buried. I found the cemetery in Protection, but couldn't find him. I did get to see and photograph the beautiful memorial in Coldwater and share that with her.

Anyway, Thanks so much!!

Take care,

Angela Jaquette
Marin Co., California

 

Name: Sandi Markstrom <smarkstrom@medtrials.com>
Date: 2004-04-02
Comments:
Interesting website and links. Thanks for all the work you have done to establish and maintain this information.

Sandi Markstrom

 

Name: heidi aiem <haiem@ucsd.edu>
Date: 2004-04-01
Comments:
Hello! Thanks for the wonderful photos and history. I am the granddaughter of Richard Samuel Wood. I found this page by accident about 3 weeks ago and downloaded some of the pictures and story about his mother (Christina Sadie Griffin) and his grandmother (Christina Baird Booth). He was thrilled to see that his mom is "famous" being on the internet and all.

My grandfather died suddenly on March 29, 2004 -- just a week or so after looking at the iinformation from this site and seeing the photograph of his mother and grandmother. My mother (also Christina Wood Griffin) and the rest of our family will be traveling to Wilmore next week to take Richard's remains to the Wilmore Cemetary to be laid to rest in his parent's plot. We will be staying at the Commanche Inn in Coldwater from April 9 - 11, 2004. Would love to talk to you then.

Thanks again for all of the wonderful information about my maternal grandfather's life.

Heidi

 

Name: Paul Eugene Markstrom <pemimm@acsalaska.net>
Date: 2004-04-01
Comments:
Great site for such a small and "obscure" location. I lived in Coldwater from 1957 until 1963 with my parents, Rev Paul & Berniece Markstrom - pastor of the Coldwater Assembly of God church, and my sister, Sondra. I found your site from an old Comanche Co map I bought off eBay showing Nescatunga. I was not aware of such a town and searched the web and found your site. GREAT work to all.

Paul E. Markstrom

 

Name: Bobbi Huck <bobbihuck@msn.com>
Date: 2004-03-26
Comments:
Hey everyone, I am at my sister Beverly's home, recovering from major stomach ulcer surgery. I was in the hospital about 3 weeks. The surgery went fine, but recovery is slow. The doctor said it could take up to a year to fully recover. I am quite weak and of course having the pain that goes along with major surgery. Beverly is taking very good care of me, making sure I am eating right and, per doctor's orders, she is at this time allowing no visitors or phone calls.
I thank everyone for all the support I have received from Comanche County and beyond. It has been incredible. I thank you! I thank you! The prayers, emails, cards, flowers, food, phone calls, gifts and support for my family and me have been appreciated. These gracious acts of love have certainly uplifted my spirit and helped my healing process.

God Bless everyone for all their love, caring and kindness.

Bobbi Huck

My temporary address is: Box 215, Coldwater, KS 67029.

 

Name: Bonnie Burkhall Jenkins <bjbj35@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-19
Comments:
I was raised northwest of Wilmore. My Folks also owned land south of Wilmore. We used to come to wilmore and watch the out door movies. I have a lot of memories of wilmore and the people who lived around there and still do.
 

Name: ferrel guizlo <ferrelrao@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-19
Comments:
i am trying to find out all i can about my grandparents, ferrel taylor guizlo and charles guizlo. she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and he was a pharmacist in Coldwater in the 1920s and 1930s.
 

Name: chad barnett <Dahrhitter@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-19
Comments:
I'am from Ind. just wandering if I might be related to any other Barnett's around the country or world?
 

Name: patricia dunn <edpatdunn2HAVILANDTELCO.COM>
Date: 2004-03-19
Comments:
THANK YOU .GREAT JOB.
 

Name: Teresa Pinkston Jensen <teresa.jensen@cox.net>
Date: 2004-03-13
Comments:
I was so shocked to find a picture of my grandfather, Oscar Pinkston taken in 1931 with the Baptist Church. How exciting. My father was Cleo "Pink" Pinkston and my Uncle Alvin. Their close friends were Alfred Hackney and Jim Cantrell. They all moved to Long Beach California or surrounding areas I believe in the late 30's and early 40's. My uncle Al and my dad spent many hours telling all us kids stories of Wilmore. So I would love to hear from anyone still living there or in the area who knew my dad or Uncle.
 

Name: Jacob Tinker <shelterdad@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-10
Comments:
Hi, I was just wondering when & if any more names will be added to the Crown Hill Cemetery list. This is a wonderful
web page I really enjoy coming back from time to time I keep it in my favorites. I have several family members buried there "TINKER" Surname I dont know who all is buried there & thats why I ask of the update to the list of names. THanks for your time, JACOB TINKER
E-Mail shelterdad@yahoo.com

 

Name: Mary Harding <RJMHarding@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-10
Comments:
ting My husband JR. and I livrd in the
wilmore in the early 1950's
and were members of
Wilmore Baptist I'm now a widow and I'm here visiting my brother and wife. J.B. and Barbara Delaney. I enjoyed The Wilmore Opry on March 6th 2004 Mary

 

Name: Bonnie Jean Bilyeu Bass <bonbon81748@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-08
Comments:
What a wonderful job you have done.
 

Name: leo english <englssgeorge>
Date: 2004-03-07
Comments:
co 212 boot camp great lakes navy trainig station 1943
 

Name: The Opry Gang <wilmoreopry@webtv.net>
Date: 2004-03-04
Comments:
Jerry,
It was great to get to meet you when Linda and I were in Tucson last week.Thanks for the songs and guitar playing you did while we were there,we also enjoyed the visit.We enjoy all the pages that you and Bobbie Huck have worked on.Bobbie is not doin so good lately,say a prayer for her that she will be back home soon. We all enjoy the information she has giving for these pages.
Dan

 

Name: Don Janson <don@seattleu.edu>
Date: 2004-03-04
Comments:
please thank Bobbi for the hard work she did on this,
Also please tell her happy birthday on April 13th.

thanks
Don

 

Name: Greg W. Maris <gmaris@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2004-02-29
Comments:
Hello,
My father, (Merle W. Maris) grew up in Protection, KS.
I was just 'surfing the Net' and found this site and thought I'd sign the book.

Greg W. Maris Raleigh, NC

 

Name: shirley whitacre <shirleywhitacre@msn.com>
Date: 2004-02-28
Comments:
Donald Ned Downing was my father in law for 17 years..Imiss him very much..he was a very wonderful person..and i am proud to have named my only son after him.
 

Name: Dean and Sue Wilmore <D-S-Wilmore@juno.com>
Date: 2004-02-16
Comments:
We have spent hours reviewing the website and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to all that have participated in this wonderful project. Dean is the great-grandson of Tommy Wilmore.
 

Name: JoAnn (Daniel) Miller <jmiller@st-tel.net>
Date: 2004-02-14
Comments:
I enjoy getting on the internet and see what I can find. It is amazing. I was looking for an uncle of mine that is buried down this way somewhere, but I don't know where or when. I'll keep looking. Thanks
 

Name: Janet AKA Sissie <mgaris1@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-02-14
Comments:
Jerry,
I just visited your website again, and as always, your work is so beautiful from the hand made gem stone necklace you made our "Beautiful Mother" Alice Ferrin Bergeman to the Wilmore opry pages and back. Thanks for taking all the time to share such wonderful memories with everyone that enjoys your work. Happy Valentines Day from your loving "Sissie"

 

Name: WILMORE OPRY GANG <wilmoreopry@webtv.net>
Date: 2004-02-05
Comments:
Thanks Jerry for all you do on these sites,and for what you keep doinin.We enjoy the vast pages that are here,not just the opry.I must say we like that a lot, but also for all the history.
 

Name: Mark Poltera <mpoltera@kc.rr.com>
Date: 2004-02-03
Comments:
Thanks for posting the obituary of John Poltera, my great-great grandfather. I've been looking for the name of the cemetary he was burried in for about 9 months, because no one in my immediate family seemed to remember the name. The list of the married names of his daughters will also help me out when I finally sit down and try to figure out how far spread out the family actually is. Thanks again.
 

Name: Heather Lorentz <lijah33@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-02-02
Comments:
Just trying to see if I can find any ancestors--Thanks!
 

Name: Tyler D <timberwolf_tyler_2010@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-01-31
Comments:
I love the Wilmore Opry. It is great. I even like the "Opry Sunday."
 

Name: young german citizen <waffenfuerisrael@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-01-31
Comments:
i have to say "thank you, us-army" for bringing freedom and the culture of democracy to germany. we will never forget! thank you, USA!
 

Name: JOE ALLEN <JOEALLEN63@AOL.COM>
Date: 2004-01-23
Comments:
THIS IS GREAT INFO
 

Name: Claude Lee Hanson <cdrav8or@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-01-22
Comments:
Nice site, how can I get Hanson family info included?
Claude Lee Hanson b.9-18-37. CHS Class of 1955. Our class plans to have our 50th reunion in Coldwater to match up with the "Come Home Days", now sked for Sep 3-5, 2005

 

Name: Dianna Boyster <boyster@kans.com>
Date: 2004-01-18
Comments:
Just would to say I love the Web. sight You have done a great Job on it . And i Love coming to the Opry to listen to all the Great Musice. Keep Up the Good Work
 

Name: Dianna Boyster And Family <boyster@kans.com>
Date: 2004-01-18
Comments:
I really Love going to the Opry just to listen to all the performers They are so good at what they do to make the Opry the way it is Thank you Daddy Dan and MoM Linda . I really love the musice. and enjoy it so much.
 

Name: cindy (duer)offield <ragtime@rh.net>
Date: 2004-01-13
Comments:
I have passed this site to many friends and relatives. My brother is now "a member" of your list of Comanche County military retirees. And my involvement in the Wilmore Opry has me checking occassionally to see what's new. Great job with your web site. And thanks on behalf of the Opry family for your assistance.
 

Name: Connie and Jerry Spears <spears@twinvalley.net>
Date: 2004-01-13
Comments:
I am very impressed with your web site and the information and illustrations. My grandparents were the CW Leeper family from Protection and the my father came to Coldwater as a young man. You hard work to make this site available with all the wonderful information is truely appreciated.
 

Name: Debbie Faye Pierce (Ruth) <texasrosie@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-12
Comments:
Me and my family (Including Danny Ruth's son) have thoroughly enjoyed this website. It has brought home a lot of wonderful memories. We will be coming back often to check it out.


 

Name: Debby McBride Brown <debrown@swbell.net>
Date: 2004-01-11
Comments:
I don't usually sign guestbooks, but just had to express my appreciation for the excellent work done on this one. Found my great grandfather's(M.R. McBride)and what I believe to be my gg grandfather's(Robert D. McBride) obits to use in my geneolgy research. I intend to refer back to this site in the future. Keep up the good work, and Thanks a bunch!
 

Name: Don W. Brown <dbrown305@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-07
Comments:
I loved the article on Don and Helen King. I had no idea that this site was available until my sister Judy Gregg told me about it. Don and Helen King were my Grand Father, and Grand Mother. Thanks again, Don Brown
 

Name: Mike Brown <mkbrown@pld.com>
Date: 2004-01-06
Comments:
My sister, Judy found this and sent it to me. I have found it very interesting and appreciate the one's responsible for the entry of my Grandparents. Thank you
 

Name: Don Frazier <dffrazier@kans.com>
Date: 2004-01-01
Comments:
I did not know you had a guestbook I look at this quite often I like the old timers best keep up the good work
 

Name: Thomas Bull <tbull3@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2003-12-14
Comments:
I too have ancestors in the North Jay Cemetery, in Jay, New York. They are buried right near to your relatives there. I remember when I was there looking at the DeKalb Stones and wondering if I was related to them in some way. Well they are showing up now in my family tree marrying into the Jones Family. You have a truely great site, and I hope to communicate with you directly soon.
 

Name: Veronica McClinton <jmcclin2@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2003-12-14
Comments:
I was so excited to find these pictures on your site. I am the daughter of Harvey Barber, son of Oscar "Skinny" and Roberta Barber. Thank you so very much for sharing your pictures with us!
 

Name: Lauerence & Aleta Hastings <lahastings@wiredks.com>
Date: 2003-12-13
Comments:
We've been to the shows twice and have such a great time that we plan to be regular attenders. We consider the entertainment to be quite professional, yet relaxed and so much fun! Also, these web sites are great! Thanks for all your work in putting this together!
 

Name: Rhonda Nickel <dnickel@classicnet.net>
Date: 2003-11-21
Comments:
Nice job on this website! I have really enjoyed reading the stories and histories. Since we're out of state now, it's nice to see familiar sights and read about people I know. I'm related to the Clines and Metzkers of the Coldwater area, plus my grandparents, Fay and Vertie Wilson, farmed in the Wilmore area for many years. My aunt and uncle went to school at Wilmore. My dad ran the cable T.V. system in Coldwater, and owned the one in Wilmore for many years. Thanks again for a nice site to visit!

Rhonda (Cline) Nickel

 

Name: Joyce Hamlin <jhamlin@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-19
Comments:
I wanted to tell everyone that I really enjoyed the Band Generations when they played at the Wilmore Opry, Especially those two Chase Foster and Rick Schiff. Those two can really play some music, i really think that someone needs to give them a recording contract, they are just awsome. Hope that they and their band are invited to come back....
God Bless

 

Name: Dorothy (McElroy) Harris <dliz@myexcel.com>
Date: 2003-11-18
Comments:
Sounds like this cemetery is well maintained and the people of Comanche county are real proud of it.
Dorothy (McElroy) Harris

 

Name: Rick Schiff <rickschiff@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-17
Comments:
I wanted to comment on the Wilmore opry, the opry has really been an event to look forward to each month. My little fiddling brother and I really had alot of fun the last time we were there, all i can say is that the Wilmore opry is the place to be every month..

God Bless,
Rick Schiff

 

Name: Debbie Bailey (Norton) <flowerchik26@cox.net>
Date: 2003-11-17
Comments:
Thank_you for the info, it is very much app.
 

Name: Billy D Lawless <blawl229@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-16
Comments:
Ferrin is a very prominent name in the geneology of the Eyerly line.
 

Name: tom burgess <tburgess@poncacity.net>
Date: 2003-11-13
Comments:
I have enjoyed looking at the site and reading all the nice remarks made about my grandson, Chase Foster, fiddle player. Thank you Wilmore Opry for your kindness and generosity. May God Bless you.
 

Name: ARLENE BROWN & BEVERLY MALONE <beverlyannmalone@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-12
Comments:
JERRY AND BOBBI GOOD JOB. YOU HAVE BOTH BEEN VERY BUSY.
 

Name: Mada Newby-Drgac <drgacmada@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-11
Comments:
My great and gr-great grandparents are in Crown Hill: DeLair and Fretz. I hope to visit Coldwater again soon to do a little more genealogy research. This site is great for those of us that are hundreds of miles away. Thanks for all the hard work that goes in to making this site! Mada in Texas
 

Name: Tony Ezell <tonyezell@joplin.com>
Date: 2003-11-10
Comments:
Thanks Bobbie!!!
I have looked for years for James Wesley Ezell's Obit but in all the wrong places.

 

Name: Marji Turner <marjisangels@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-10
Comments:
Raner is one of those names that is not easily researched, so kuddos to all of you who have taken the time and trouble to put this information out there. Thank you!

Marji

 

Name: Dan & Linda <Wilmoreopry@webtv.net>
Date: 2003-11-09
Comments:
Jerry, Great job you'r doing on this web page.
Thanks from us and a lot of other folks.

 

Name: jerry miller <jlmil@carrollsweb.com>
Date: 2003-11-02
Comments:
was one of the " wild bunch" that played there nov 1 2003
I enjoyed my self VERY much as did the rest of my group. every one was very friendly and there was a warm friendly
attitude from every one. my wife Charly enjoyed her self very much also. i plan to be back as soon as i can.
what you are doing is very good, other places could use you as a model. thank you. jerry & charly.

 

Name: Jeanne Freeman <jeafreeman@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-01
Comments:
Thank you for posting such a wonderful website. I found it this morning while "googling."

I am a descendent of John G. Fulton. Last October I visited the cemetery at Protection and was able to locate the graves of John and Sarah Fulton. Thanks to whoever is keeping up the cemetery. It looked very nice.

My grandmother, Edith G. Fulton, was born in Coldwater. Her father was Walter E. Fulton, son of John Fulton.

I look forward to returning to visit this site often.

 

Name: JACK COOK <Ordy1Jack@msn.com>
Date: 2003-10-17
Comments:
Seeking contact with the family of Ralph Sooter US Army Air Corps pilot KIA who is featured on your site. I'm a historian of his WWII sqd and run a website devoted to it.
Thank you......JACK COOK

 

Name: Randy and Vickie Widener <randelwidener@charter.net>
Date: 2003-10-16
Comments:
Vernie White is my Dad and I so much appreciate this tribute to him on this websight. He would be so amazed at this and thrilled. Thank you Jerry and the Wilmore Opry.!
 

Name: Steven Thompson <svthompson@global2000.net>
Date: 2003-10-13
Comments:
Great job on the listings and links. My Great Grandparents and Grandparents are all buried in Commanche County. Thanks!
 

Name: Myrna K. (Cline) Bensing <gkb_64701@kcweb.net>
Date: 2003-09-15
Comments:
This is such a nice website. i have really enjoyed it. My thanks to all who have worked on it.
 

Name: Tyler Marriott <tylere.marriott@verizon.net>
Date: 2003-09-14
Comments:
I was doing some web searching, looking for my mother's place of birth, Wilmore, KS. I happened upon your site in the search.

It has been done very well. I searched your burial records but do not find any of my relatives. This does make it nice to be able to search in this manner. If you have room, a digital camera, and the time, including headstone pictures would be very nice. Just a little added touch.

I am wondering if you might know of who I could contact to find land/house ownership records back to the 1920's. My mother was born in 1924 and I would like to locate the exact address, if not a photo of the property then and now.

My mother's name was Billie J. Willis
Her parrents were John W. Willis & Maude Jordan.

Thank you for any help you might be able to provide.

t

 

Name: MaryAnn Opet <gnormalgrrl@california.com>
Date: 2003-09-13
Comments:
I have been looking at many cemetery sites and list, and while I may not have any obvious relatives here, your site is very informative and absolutely beautiful! Best I've seen!
 

Name: lena e. (endres) VAN BUSKIRK <bean@actionnet.net>
Date: 2003-09-02
Comments:
MY GRANDFATHER CHARLES B. SICKLER AND MY GRANDMOTHER LENA N. SICKLER AND GLADY,S SICKLER STEP GRANDMOTHER, AUNT BERTINA LAMKIN, UNCLE BILL SICKLER AND MANY MORE ARE RESTING THERE.
I WAS BORN ON SICKLERS FARM ON 5/11/1927 , MOTHER LOUISE N. SICKLER, ENDRES.

 

Name: lena ellen (endres) van buskirk <bean@actionnet.net>
Date: 2003-09-02
Comments:
I am the granddaughter of charles burton sickler, we have a few graves in this cemetery. MY GRANDFATHER HIS PARENTS ANDHIS FIRST WIFE,lENA N. 2ND WIFE GLADY,S,SON BILL, DAUGHTER BETINA LAMKIN AND MANY MORE
I was hoping some of ther names would be on your genealogy.

My brother chas a. Endres has a grave sight there now also
when he needs it. my grandmother was LENA L. SICKLER

 

Name: Barbara <barbshomeaway@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-26
Comments:
I have no known connection to this area of Kansas; I checked the site out of curiosity.

This is, undoubtably, the absolute best cemetery web site I have ever run across. The people responsabile for puting this site together are to be congradulated for doing such a good and thoughtful job of honoring the individuals in this cemetery. Thank you.

 

Name: Jacob W. Tinker <pprgek11@netscape.net>
Date: 2003-08-23
Comments:
Hi,
I am searching for my 2nd Great Grandmother I am lead to believe that she was layed to rest in Crown Hill Cemetery,
Coldwater, Kansas.I know her son & his wife my Great Grandparents are buried there. I am hopeing that some one
might be able to go out to the cemetery & look for me.
Also if Possible take picture's of any Tinker's there.
Her name is Frances A. Tinker (Quackenbush)
I believe on my Grandparent's Stone he is listed as Bob Tinker How ever His givin name was Hiram Alwin Tinker,
His wife's name is Anna Belle Tinker (Luce).
If any one can help in any way it would be
Greatly Appreciated. Please let me know of the cost$$$
For Picture's etc.
Jacob W. Tinker
5412 Raincreek Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada
89130 E-Mail pprgek11@netscape.net
Phone # (702)839-2433


 

Name: Elsie Langmaid <emlangma@silk.net>
Date: 2003-08-23
Comments:
I tried sending this by e-mail but the messages keep bouncing back.

Regarding the submission by By Ellen M. Corkhill on Jacob and Ellen Guseman. My great-grandmother Sarah Ann Curran was a sister of Ellen's and also lived in Kansas for a while. I suspect she at least visited Comanche County but so far I have found no records for her. I know one of her daughters was born in Kansas. I wonder if you have an e-mail address for Ellen M. Corkhill. I would love to contact her. I have a lot of information on Ellen's siblings that I'd be delighted to share with her. If she doesn't wish to give out her address please feel free to give her mine.

I have a transcript of an obituary for Thomas J. Curran, Ellen's brother who died in 1925 I think it was. He was a member of the Kansas State Legislature for a few years. I know where it came from but I don't have the exact date. If you would like a copy of it, please let me know and I'll type it up and send it to you next week (if a local forest fire doesn't put me out of commission). I haven't researched this line for about a year and just started looking at it the other day. Strange how these things go isn't it?


 

Name: Elsie Langmaid <emlangma@silk.net>
Date: 2003-08-23
Comments:
You folks have sure added a great deal to this site since the last time I visited.

I was delighted to see the item on Oscar and Ellen Guseman. Ellen was my mother's great-aunt.

I can see that I'll have to visit this site more often. Thanks for all your efforts and keep up the good work.

 

Name: Joseph Pinkston <joe.pinkston@juno.com>
Date: 2003-08-01
Comments:
I was surprised to see a picture of my Grandfather "Oscar Pinkston" on your website.

Thank you,

Joe

 

Name: morene potter (nee seyfrit) <mo>
Date: 2003-07-22
Comments:
read the cemetery listings and see none of my relatives. can give you their names if you like. thanks
 

Name: morene potter (nee seyfrit) <morpot@cox.net>
Date: 2003-07-22
Comments:
really enjoyed it. wish i could print the part about herbert seyfrit, he was my brother.
 

Name: clara Louthan <louthan@rh.net>
Date: 2003-07-05
Comments:
Enjoyed reading the history
 

Name: Cathy Anderson <cathy@the4cs.com>
Date: 2003-06-24
Comments:
This site is great! Although Uncle Fred and Aunt Betty Booth had given us lots of great information on the family, the info here has helped to fill in many more gaps. Thanks for all the efforts.
 

Name: Teresa <terbenz@bwsys.net>
Date: 2003-06-24
Comments:
Yea, it's me again!
Was just looking over Comanche Co.,KS:Hist & Geneo web site.
Looks like you've got your hands full Jerry ( gems and all ), so sorry to be so impatient..... a trait I need to work on. Ha!
Sounds like a fastinating hobby, gems I mean.
Keep up the good work.

 

Name: Teresa Booth <terbenz@bwsys.net>
Date: 2003-06-24
Comments:
So glad you have this on here! I think Joan did a fantastic job with her article!

WTG guys!

 

Name: Teresa Benz <terbenz@bwsys.net>
Date: 2003-06-24
Comments:
I see you have added more.......looking good. But I am wondering where the photos are I sent of gravestones of several other Booth's: Ricky, Travis, Joe, and a couple more?
And what happened to the improved photos of Samuel & Christina (Baird) Booth? I sent the individual ones quit a while ago.
Don't mean to complain.....just anxious to see better photos of S & C Booth on the site.

 

Name: Megan Jackson <ku_2006@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-21
Comments:
This site is really cool!! Thanks everyone who helped put it all together!!
 

Name: Hartless <ambersmom_99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-15
Comments:
CORRECTION FOR YOUR TREE AND MORE INFO... :)

LouAnn (aka Lou) Moreton married Ronnie Phillips (Not Phelps)and they had TWO sons. (They finally had another one!) :)
Billy Frank Moreton Jr. first married Donna Martin and they had a son named Billy Starling Moreton, he later married a COLBERT and they had a son named Jeremiah Moreton...

Billy Starling Moreton married Shelia HARTLESS-WOMACK and they had a daughter named Amber WOMACK

 

Name: Karen Ann Shockley Newby <newbuttons@cox.net>
Date: 2003-06-06
Comments:
Thanks so much for posting the newspaper article from 1945 regarding Virgil DeLair Newby. He is my husband's uncle and he passed away in 1984. I had heard that he had been a POW and the article gave me more detail. You have all done a wonderful job!
 

Name: Jim and Charlotte Richardson Shelden <j1c2shelden@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-04
Comments:
Jerry, thanks for sending the new info/pictures. I remember both you and David. It was nice to har from yu. Charlotte
 

Name: Rose Anne Delaney <radl@myexcel.com>
Date: 2003-05-28
Comments:
What a great piece of lit. I enjoyed reading it but at the same time was sorrowed at the loss of some of the people I had grown to love when I lived in Wilmore.
 

Name: evelyn reed <ereed@rh.net>
Date: 2003-05-27
Comments:
Impressive. Don't know if you have used the following sources for info on WWII vets or not:
Ruth Botts kept a scrapbook of articles about the men in service. I understand it is in the Comanche County Museum, but haven't seen it.
The Western Star ran articles and letters from the men in service. This info may duplicate Ruth's scrapbook.

 

Name: Charlotte Richardson Shelden <j1c2shelden@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-27
Comments:
Thanks for all your research.We appreciate the history and information.
 

Name: Evelyn Reed <ereed@rh.net>
Date: 2003-05-27
Comments:
It is good to see so much Comanche County info available, and sites like these encourage people to add to what you have done. Bless you for all your efforts; hopefully I'll have some 'stuff' to add at a later date. Evelyn.
 

Name: Ruby {Larwrence} Booth <rjbooth@rh.net>
Date: 2003-05-21
Comments:
Very good--mad me cry. Since I am Aunt Ruby who is 82 now.
 

Name: Loretta Sooter Brooks <lbrooks5@cox.net>
Date: 2003-05-20
Comments:
I want to thank Shirley Brier, Ollie Hackney and Bobbie Huck
for their contributions. I didn't realize there were so many from Comanche County who served in the military. I do
have "a picture of two" I would be willing to donate.
Keep up the good work, I'm inpressed.

LSooter/Brooks

 

Name: Larry Lawrence <Caddy3748@Yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-05-19
Comments:
Hi Jerry,
Just had to drop yoou a line and let you know how much I enjoyed looking thru your awesome website. It brought back many old and wonderful memories! Keep up the good work! Larry

 

Name: Teresa Benz <terbenz@bwsys.net>
Date: 2003-05-13
Comments:
Looks like you have been pretty busy Jerry......looks great! I'm anxious to see the new photos of Christina and Samuel Booth, but I see your catching up. WTG Jerry and Bobbi! I will keep checking on all your web sites.
 

Name: Janet Ferrin Garis <mgaris1@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-05-12
Comments:

Jerry and Bobbi, This is great! What excellant work you both have combined. It's obvious how many people you have made happy with the history of their families. My "Hats off to the both of you" Excellant reading and photos.
Sincerely,
Janet Ferrin Garis

 

Name: Ernest & Gene Ann Lawrence <justperfect@intellex.com>
Date: 2003-05-11
Comments:
We are enjoying browsing this web site. It is amazing the work that you have put into this site. The memories of our years in Wilmore both as a child for Ernie and coming back to Pastor my old home church, Wilmore Baptist, in 1956. We still have family in Wilmore and it holds a very special place in our hearts. It was a wonderful place to raise our 4 kids. Larry, David, Lonna and Mat. Thank you for all of your hard work. The older we get the more it means to us. We appreciate our son David keeping us informed of all the wonderful stuff you all are putting on this site.
 

Name: David Lawrence <dlawrence17@cox.net>
Date: 2003-05-11
Comments:
Jerry,

Thank you for your quick response. Here is a Marine picture of my Dad, Ernest Lawrence. Your site has brought back a flood of old memories. I now live in Oklahoma City, OK and Mom & Dad and the rest of the clan live in Tahlequah, Ok. The little brother whose name you couldnít remember is Mat Lawrence. Mat and his wife are now Baptist Missionaries in Malawi, South Africa. I talked to mom this morning and her and dad are coming up on the 28th of this month and she is going to bring me a narrative of how and why we ended up in Wilmore. She has also promised to bring pictures that I can scan. I also do websites. I used to do it for a living but now I am semi retired so I just do it for fun. I will put together a Lawrence family page and send it to you for your approval. If you see Darrell, please tell him that I said hi. Do you still live in the Wilmore area? I have been feeling a real urge to come back up to the olí town. The last time I was there was for the 100 year reunion. My Aunt Ruby and Uncle John Booth still live in Coldwater and I still have several cousins in the area. Once again let me compliment you and thank you for your diligent work on this site.

God Bless You,
David Lawrence


 

Name: Betty Dove <bettydove@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-05-10
Comments:
Enjoyed tramping through Comanche County via e-mail. Am a Michigan resident and relative of CD Bickford, founder of Coldwater, KS. (I live near Coldwater, MI and it is the County seat.) Thanks for your time crating this site.
 

Name: Robin Bell Powell <powell@odessaoffice.com>
Date: 2003-04-28
Comments:
Thank you so much for the information that is contained in your outline. Most of the Bell family moved to Washington. Two brothers, John David and Robert S, did not make the move and were not known where to be. After finding them in the census, I found this. It is such a joy to find and hear about the family. Again, Thank-you.
 

Name: Debbie York <mwyork@havilandtelco.com>
Date: 2003-04-22
Comments:
Bobbi & Jerry:

Wonderful job on this site. Thank you for the time spent. Started to cry from the beginning to the end.

Debbie

 

Name: David Lawrence <dlawrence17@cox.net>
Date: 2003-04-17
Comments:
Ernest Lawrence is my father. He was pastor or the Baptist church in Wilmore from 1956 - 1963.
 

Name: Paul and Suzanne Thielmann <thielmann@machlink.com>
Date: 2003-04-16
Comments:
Thank you for the photos and narrative information about the Ferrin family. Until recently my husband did not know about his grandmother's family. Ida Mae Ferrin was the daughter of Horace Ferrin whose family were in Holt County, MO and Comanche County, KS. An interesting site that merits repeated visits to take it all in.
 

Name: Kenneth L. Timmer <ktimmer@gbronline.com>
Date: 2003-04-10
Comments:
Great job. As I was raised around Wilmore and have family still living there, I really appreciate this. It makes home seem a little closer.

Goose Creek, SC

 

Name: Marian Oller <chops1@swbell.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Comments:
Am doing some family history for my sons and this site has been very helpful-Thanks a bunch!
 

Name: Teresa Chapman(Rumsey) <oablun@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-18
Comments:
You made my day! My grandfather, Gerard C Rumsey was born in Evansville Sept 22 1888. His father , my great grandfather was Dr Gerard K Rumsey mentioned in your story.
Priceless story for my family and our future generations.
Thank You!
Teresa Chapman (Rumsey)

 

Name: Gary Smith <garysmith@arn.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Comments:
I would like to know if I can purchase a copy of the Comanche County History book if so I would like information as how to go about getting it.
Thank You
Gary Smith

 

Name: Cindy Simmons <vitulacelia@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-02-10
Comments:
Thank you for your site. It has helped me to confirm that my brother-in-laws father and grandparents are buried there.
 

Name: jens jarl <jensjarl @hotmail>
Date: 2003-02-08
Comments:
i was a exchange student in 1974-75 from denmark staying with the swayze fam. if possible please give my regards to dennis and curtis
 

Name: Janet Ahlf Fanning <fannie54@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-02
Comments:
Thank you...the listings are not just dates, but a little background info which helps place the person.

Thanks

 

Name: Karen Ann Shockley Newby <newbuttons@cox.net>
Date: 2003-02-02
Comments:
What a wonderful website!!
I was so excited to find the information on the DeLair Family and Captain Fretz. I knew they were buried in Comanche County but had no idea where. Thank you so much for all your hard work!!

 

Name: Teresa Benz <terbenz@bwsys.net>
Date: 2003-02-01
Comments:
I think you guys are doing a terrific job on this site! It is truely appreciated by all the families of those buried in Wilmore. Thank you!
Just a note: By the gravestone of Homer & Amy Ring...Amy's maiden name is 'Booth'.

 

Name: David Bickford <dbickford@pyramid3.net>
Date: 2003-01-27
Comments:
Hi Janet and Bobbi, The web page for Crown Hill cemetery looks great. As usual Jerry Ferrin does a great job on the Comanche county web pages. He did my web page for Charles Daniel Bickford. By the way could you list Charles Daniel Bickford in the cemetery listing and post a picture of his grave. He was one of the founding fathers of Coldwater, KS.
 

Name: Betty Jo Dirks (Booth) <bdirks@ezl.com>
Date: 2003-01-17
Comments:
I am so impressed with this Web Page,Wilmore is so dear to me. Many of my relatives live in the area and some in town. Lots of my relatives are burried in the Cemetery including my grandparents and both my parents. Ilive in Illinois now and this is like coming home. Thanks a lot.
 

Name: Joan Amundsen <jamun@cfw.com>
Date: 2003-01-17
Comments:
You have done a great job especially on the pages for Wilmore Cemetery. It has helped me add some important names and dates to my personal file. Christina Baird Booth was the younger sister of my great-great grandmother Isabella Baird Wallace. The two girls were part of the 14 children of Alexander Baird and Helen Hunter.
The Bairds came across the big pond around 1839 or 40. In 1847 the Bairds and the Wallaces came south to Pennsylvania and settled in and around Luzerne county. Many of the Wallaces stayed in the area while the Bairds moved on to Illinois. There is a rich history involved with these people.

 

Name: Teresa Benz <terbenz@bwsys.net>
Date: 2003-01-16
Comments:
I have many relatives buried near Wilmore( Booth), and was very glad to see this page! I have some additional pictures that I could email of Robert Booth Jr. in his uniform, and of Grace and Lester Booth's gravesites. I would truely be appreciative if they could be added to this page! Let me know please. Thank you.
 

Name: Perry White <pcwhite@bigfoot.com>
Date: 2003-01-02
Comments:
I can't thank you enough for the wonderful work that you have done here. A grandson of the area through Ronald & Patricia White, I have such wonderful memories of beating around Grandad White's farm and Grandpa Trummels homes in Coldwater. I've always found the friendliest of people and love my heritage. I'll be bringing my children to the site to enjoy the outrageous tales and remember the Wilmore Cemetary and those memorable Memorial Day services.
 

Name: Melanie McCoy <buffalowindwoman@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-02
Comments:
Dear Friends in Comanche County, Thanks for having this website. I've thoroughly enjoyed it, and am homesick for Coldwater every day since I left in 1968.
Melanie McCoy
Simi Valley, California

 

Name: Terry Parkhurst <tparkhurst@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-01
Comments:
Research is a pain the derriere, but is the key to any endeavor such as this site. You did an outstanding job, Bobbi. I'm sure the descendents of the people buried in the cemetery appreciate your work more profoundly than I.
 

Name: Terry Parkhurst <tparkhurst@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-01
Comments:
Lots of research must have been involved, painstakingly accomplished. Not only does it all look good, but it helps the descendents know from whence they came - well done. There's a pet cemetery where my old cat is buried that has one of the old MGM lions in it. One can learn a lot from walking through a cemetery, about things other than one's own mortality.
 

Name: C.J. Huck <cjhuck77@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-12-09
Comments:
Hey this is really great.
 

Name: Mark Coles <Colesinc@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-31
Comments:
Bobbi, Great job, my Great Granparents were:

Coles, Elizabeth: 1890-July 21,1974 (Alice Elizabeth Hackney)Coles/Adams m.Robert Coles, then Frank Adams(she was born in Eng. bf 1892)(photo # 16-2A-02)

Coles, Robert T. Jan.13,1888-April 11,1942; Robert Temple son of Epperson Bandy Coles of TN (son of Helen Coles/Kentucky) (husband of Lizzie)(photo # 16-2A-02)

When will you get photos of this posted to the site ?

Thanks
Mark Coles

 

Name: Tomi Huck Chilek <sandhillplum@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-10-27
Comments:
Dear Bobbi, Thank you for all your hard work and time spent on this project. I really appreciate you. Sincerely, Tomi
 

Name: Meredith Fry <mfryaz@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-26
Comments:
Thank you for such wonderful information! Our family appreciates all the work you have done.
 

Name: Phil Berrey <berrey@kinzua.net>
Date: 2002-09-21
Comments:
Jerry and Bobbi,

WOW!!!! What a fabulous surprise! THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH for your parts in getting Gertrude's story to the Berreys. I forwarded it to my 2nd cousin Meredith, who is also a great grandchild of Thomas and Rowena, and know that she is going to enjoy it as much as I do. The story really is a treasure for our family and I cannot adequately express adequately how much the Berrey descendants appreciate what the two of you have done for us.

Gertrude's story was fascinating and full of points that I could relate to. I could visualize quite well the first shelters described as part dugout and part sod house since my wife and I had visited a similar site in eastern Wyoming with an older friend of ours. We had taken her to visit the site of her family's original homestead. Off to the side of the house in which our friend grew up, was an excavation into a hillside. That excavation was all that was left of her family's first shelter on that land - part dugout and part sod house. My wife and I lived six years in Wyoming, which is where Gertrude apparently lived at the time she wrote her story. Cecil Berrey, my grandfather and Thomas and Rowena's only son, ranched outside of Wheatland, Wyoming with my father when I was a small boy. It appears, however, they did not find it as exciting as Gertrude and her husband did. Cecil's wife's mother was a housekeeper for a Scottish rancher and his family in Sheridan, Wyoming which is where Gertrude taught in 1936. The coincidences in her story were intriguing, to say the least. I must have read the story five times before I felt I had fully absorbed it.

Bobbi, before I go, I want to take this opportunity to thank you directly for your part in helping Jerry get the Berrey family history online. As one who has looked through lots of information on the internet in search of my family history, I have come to realize through my contact with Jerry, and now you, that this information would not be there without the efforts of such giving people like the two of you. No more will I take the ease with which I access to this information for granted.

Thanks again to both of you.

Sincerely,

Phil

 

Name: Jerry Ferrin <jerry@rockhounds.com>
Date: 2002-09-08
Comments:
Please use this guestbook for your comments and suggestions regarding the Comanche County, Kansas, website at RootsWeb.

Please contact me by email, or post a message on this guestbook, if you have historical information or photographs pertaining to Comanche County, Kansas, which you'd like to see featured on this website.

Thanks again to Connie Chancellor, Bobbi (Hackney) Huck, James Allen Nichols, Janet (Hubbard) Schrock, Gene & Sue Wilmore, Kerry & Arah Wright and all the other people who have helped provide the information & photos on this website to date.

Jerry Ferrin, Webmaster