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Name: mike ormsby <jmikeormsby@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-11-16
Comments:
I seen this place back when I was just a little bity boy. (I think I remember a couple walls standing)That was about 55 years ago or so. I was alway told my grand parents at one time ran the place Benjamin Butler Lasswell and Tressa Leona Lasswell I was told my grand dad ran the store and grandmother ran the post office...but who knows.lol
 

Name: Ellen M (Hall) Salle <dpsalle220@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-10-16
Comments:
Just found this page. About 15 years ago, my husband and I drove to Sun City, seeking information about the Whitaker family. My g-grandmother was Harriet Elizabeth Whitaker, daughter of Thomas Whitaker from KY. Thomas died on a train to OK. Harriet later married Henry Gilroy in Oklahoma. The clan later migrated to California. I love the information that is here. I am seeking info on Thomas' son, Wilkerson who went to Alaska.
 

Name: Nick Abt <nickabt.r@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-08-13
Comments:
Great Site Jerry! I just love all the old photos of the people at Cowboy Rock!
 

Name: Rosemary )Reichenberger) Soptic <kchrvat@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2014-07-11
Comments:
Would you please refer me to someone to who I could communicate re: updating two persons' profiles in the graduating class of 1954? It would be most appreciated.

Thank you.

 

Name: Robert Standard <roughneckrob57@aol.com>
Date: 2014-06-13
Comments:
I am looking for relatives of the Angell's and Lingo's families. My grandfather was Arthur Angell and grandmother was Sally Lingo Angell.
 

Name: keijo <k.leppioja@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-05-15
Comments:
God we love to serve and and sow his the word around us in love of God and walking with the light and move toward glory daily with bless and in favor on us and be thankful for the Lord is coming,thanks and bless,keijo sweden
 

Name: Jordan Layne Miles Moore <jordanmoore1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-05-04
Comments:
My name is Jordan Layne Miles Moore and I am the oldest daughter of Kelley Jean Larkin Kennedy, who is the daughter of Larry Leon Larkin. I am the great granddaughter of Don Larkin (son of Nick Larkin). I was born 1985 in Wichita, Kansas.
 

Name: Dorris McKinney <dorris47mck@q.com>
Date: 2014-03-10
Comments:
A lot of nice things about my husband's family in Barber County.
Thanks

 

Name: ThorGoLucky <thorgolucky@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-02-21
Comments:
Hi!
 

Name: Susan Suhler <ssuhler@sunflower.com>
Date: 2014-01-24
Comments:
How do we upload material?
 

Name: Tammy Whittemore <catwomen1958@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-01-03
Comments:
Thank you. My father's name was Edward Sandford Whittemore. His mother was Minnie Sandford Whittemore. She died in Medicine Lodge Kansas when my father was around 1-2 months old. I believe his father gave him to his wife's mother or grandmother to raise. He always felt abandoned by his family and never spoke of them. When he died he kept calling out for a woman named Susanne. We would love to have any information you may have.
 

Name: Lyndsey Smith <lyndseyamelia@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-12-23
Comments:
I am very excited to have found this page. A lot of my family history is located here. I grew up listening to stories about Barber County, Kansas. John Henry Garten and Malinda Lou Rogers are my great-great-great grandparents. I just recently discovered that they were the first wedding in Barber County! How interesting is that?! The reason I researched John so much is that I figured he was involved in the Civil War. I currenly live very close to Gettysburg, PA and have alway enjoyed learning about history.
 

Name: Lawrence B. Hulsey <lawrenceboydhulsey@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-12-03
Comments:
I was interested to find the obit of Patrick Henry Bunker in your archive, as it appears that we are distantly related.
 

Name: Judy <johnandjudy2010@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-11-21
Comments:
Hi. Very interesting reading this. I have the affidavit of birth for Lillian Blanche Lott. If I could get contacted about this, please do. My number is 806-685-0330.
 

Name: frank valla <frankvalla@pldi.net>
Date: 2013-11-06
Comments:
my people were the numa band,they were detained at fort sill located in oklahoma .my knowlege numa means liver our leaders name was thaseewah do not know where where he is buired.he was also a scout for the us calvery dont know what battalion or year he was also called silver broche was a metal.ther is photo of him in comanche nation museum.ther is a rich history of who some the numana bands captured back then.
 

Name: Paul Fagley <pfagley@pa.gov>
Date: 2013-10-17
Comments:
I noticed you were wondering what became of the Rev. J. A. Mattern. I can provide that information for your site. John Asbury Mattern born in Centre Co. Pennsylvania, and as a minister was first admitted to the Kansas Conference of the Methodist Church. His first charge was Medicine Lodge. In 1880 he was transferred to Nickerson, then in 1882 to Fontena. In 1883, he returned to Central Pennsylvania and served in numerous Methodist charges until his retirement in 1916. He died two years later.
 

Name: Betty Stump <betstumpy@cox.net>
Date: 2013-08-12
Comments:
William Larkin born & died March 1918, is the child of Mary E. and George Joseph Larkin
 

Name: Darlene Helton Gibson <dargail@comcast.net>
Date: 2013-08-11
Comments:
I enjoyed the information about the Larkins from Sun City Kansas. Della was my dad (Bill Helton's) sister.We loved her and Nick very much. Thanks again.
 

Name: Pat Davidson <pat.davidson27@verizon.net>
Date: 2013-08-03
Comments:
You have put together a wonderful website to capture Barber County history. When I was a child (in the dark ages, on Memorial Day) we started in Attica and moved to Sharon and on to Medicine Lodge to put flowers on the graves of loved ones. Some of the family names of those who have lived there or near there: Kiser, Gaddie, Ryan, Edwards, Doolittle. I'm relatively new at genealogy so this vast amount of information is truly a treasure for me. My mother left lots of photos with me - would you be interested in any of them from that part of Kansas?

Regards,
Pat Davidson
Keller, TX

 

Name: Norman Ludwig <th3rdhorseman@frontier.com>
Date: 2013-08-02
Comments:
Thanks for having entries about my ancestors.
 

Name: Joni Halvorson <zapa@pacbell.net>
Date: 2013-07-20
Comments:
Hello to all, I am looking for records, but see there are some interesting sites on this page ! My great uncle Charles Remington passed away in 1920 in Barber Co. and I have set up a FindAGrave search for him, but have not found his obit; that will be very important as he was only 51 when he passed away...b. 1869 in Clay Center KS to Judson Remington - he had a brother George Marcel who was younger and sadly killed in 1911 in Lawrence KS. If anyone would like to chime in, please do so. I have great trouble with searching for obits, headstones and so forth. Joni
 

Name: Darlene Helton Gibson <dargail@comcast.net>
Date: 2013-07-20
Comments:
Dr.Hoffer was our family doctor. Sure enjoyed the pictures. The Bill Helton family thought a lot of him. Thanks.
 

Name: Fran Sutton <doca@cox.net>
Date: 2013-05-22
Comments:
I read the article about Michael W. Sutton, a distant relative of mine. It was very, very informatitive. I got to find out his background, history and life. I very much enjoyed it. Thank You!
 

Name: Hanna B <mrbradford@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2013-05-18
Comments:
I'm doing a school project about the signing of the Medicine Peace Treaty. This site helped a lot thanks!
 

Name: Don Hill <donaldhks@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-05-07
Comments:
I live in Troy Township (SW of Hutchinson), Reno County and own the land owned (from at least 1875) by Thomas Smith Scoresby (half section) and also his son, George Charles Scoresby (quarter section, and live on that property). George married Hulda Slack, probably a niece of the author of the journal. I have put together a lot of genealogical information on the Scoresbys. I got onto your transcription by doing an internet search on "death of George C. Scoresby in Troy Township, Kansas 1882". It is very interesting to read the journal, as many names mentioned in Troy Township, or the Castleton area are familiar in the local history. One of the unanswered questions in my search has been what caused the death of George Scoresby at age 28. I was hoping that there would be some enlightenment in the journal, but only the burial was mentioned. The remmnants of the home of Thomas S. Scoresby are less than a half mile from my home, and include a stone lined well (very unusual in this country) and the remains of a stone lined "cave" north of the house foundation. I suspect that the family may have lived in the "cave", which is quite large by normal standards, for a time, until the house was built. All of the stone seems to have been dug out from the breaks along a creek north of the homesite. It is very dense sandstone, unusual in this area, because most of our outcroppings are red shale. Thanks for all the work in transcribing. Excellent job! If you run onto anything further regarding the Scoresbys, I would be very interested.

Regards,

Don Hill

 

Name: Mimi Wesson <wesson@colorado.edu>
Date: 2013-03-05
Comments:
Hey Jerry, are you there? I feel like we've been out of touch for way too long! The Hillmon book is about to come out and I'd like to tell you about it. Send me an email or give me a call if you have a chance. Home is 303-823-2334. Cheers, mimi
 

Name: Regina L. Killingsworth <rkillingsworth7@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-03-01
Comments:
I have enjoyed reading a piece of history so many have forgotten our history and to me it is so important for us to remember our history espically to be able to pass it on to our children So again thanks for the website i pray that it continues on with more guest siging the book best wishes
 

Name: Justin Robert Hunter <jhunter0013@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-28
Comments:
I am very proud to be related to these great people.
I am Robert Hunter's son.
I am married to Lindsay Nearmyer.
I have a son Aidan and a daughter Ava.

 

Name: betty jo foster wojtkowiak <jandbjwojtkowiak@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-26
Comments:
matthew bolin-hannah clawson---richard bolin-martha gerard---henry lewis bolin-leatha brown---eldorado bolin-adaline taylor---thomas bolin-pearl haight---rosie bolin-paul foster---betty jo foster-joseph wojtkowiak. this is our line
 

Name: Dawn Horsley Richardson <dazdawn@googlemail.com>
Date: 2013-02-14
Comments:
George Robinson was my 3rd great grandfather.My grandfather was
James Douglas Robinson.Margaret Horsley nee Robinson was my
Mother.

 

Name: Steve Anderson <skywarn250@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-02-13
Comments:
I spent alot of my childhood growing up in Medicine Lodge.
Seeing these pictures bring back alot of good memories!!
Thanks!!!

 

Name: Terry Axline <neomexicana@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-04
Comments:
Congratulations on conceiving and creating this site! I just read the entry about Kiowa Chief I-See-O, a bit of history about Medicine Lodge that I would never have known had it not been for this site. Thank you. Terry
 

Name: Darlene Helton Gibson <Dargail 61@gmail>
Date: 2013-01-13
Comments:
William Helton of Sun City Kansas is my dad. I sure loved seeing picture that I have never seen. Thank you all so much,,
GOD BLESS. DARLENE


 

Name: Rod Nicholas <rodnicholas@cableone.net>
Date: 2012-12-01
Comments:
I lived in Medicine Lodge in the late 50's. Visited with Mr McClain many times about the old time cowboys and rodeos. This page has brought back lots of memories.
 

Name: Kim Roane <tom_roane@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2012-10-08
Comments:
My grandmother was born in Medicine Lodge in 1888. Her Mom died in Medicine Lodge several years later. Looking for Mary Rachel (Benson) Strong's burial site. Didn't see in any of the listings. What would be the best source in Medicine Lodge to find this information?
 

Name: Chris Lang <sufferingisoverrated@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-08-22
Comments:
I am in Spokane, WA,and have just recently come into possession of an old trunk with a tag affixed to the front that reads: "Mrs. W. G. Osborn, 2831 Campbell St., Kansas City, Missouri." After reading about your own W.G. Osborn, I can't help but wonder if there is a connection.
 

Name: Janet Ferrin Nachreiner <janetnachreiner@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-07-04
Comments:
Im Jerry Ferrin's little sister. Jerry is doing well and Id also like to Thank him for his hard work and dedication to Comanche Co and barber Co. He has spent long days and nights and its succh a pleasure to read all the kind comments posted on here. I am relocating back to the Wilmore area next month and cant wait to see some of you folks.
Sincerely,
Janet

 

Name: John Griffin <sgentleman57@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-05-26
Comments:
Nice history of Sun City and enjoyable reading. I will come see what is left of your town in the near future. Thanx for taking the time to share with me what I read. You have done well for the remaining and past residents there, and for the curious such as myself today.
 

Name: Gillian Dey <vilamoura47@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-05-14
Comments:
I typed into Google 'Durham Light Infantry' as my Great Grandfather was in the DLI and DIA in 1915, his name was Robert Robson Tindell born 1884 in Sunderland, Co Durham.
Somehow I got into your website and have read it word for word about the 'Robinson' family. It is enormously interesting and to see the photo of Robert Robinson with his fellow mates, i cant help but wonder if 'somewhere'there is a photo of my G Grandfather also.
Anway it was most enjoyable to read and wonderful you have been reunited with your family overseas.
regards, Gillian Dey (Australia)

 

Name: Melora Bacheller Hiler <melora@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-05-02
Comments:
Ms. Bisson,
Thank-you for transcribing this information about farms in Barber County. One of them belonged to Dr. and Mrs. Wisner. While reading some old letters from my grandmother's youthful days, apparently my grandmother and her sisters used to visit the Wisners. The letters date from 1902 to 1911. I believe that we have photos, or portraits of the Wisners. My great-grandparents (whom Mrs. Wisner wrote), were Chester I. and Anna Bache Long. Thanks again! I am enjoying about learning about the history of Barber County.

 

Name: kathie dreiling <kathiedreiling@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-31
Comments:
we have lived in lake city now for 4 years this summer and we love it out here.and though i would look at the history of this town. we live right on main street and if you know who owns that old gas station i would like to know.
 

Name: Janice McLain <jmclain@centramedia.net>
Date: 2012-01-24
Comments:
I really enjoyed the pictures of the McLain Roundup. Marion was my husband's great uncle. We don't know a lot about the Kansas side of the family, so it was truly interesting to read all you had on the family.
 

Name: Robert QUINBY <bobquinby@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-01-16
Comments:
Just for the record-you have mispelled every one of the QUINBY'S name listed for Sunnyside Cemetary in Sun City Kansas. It is NOT spelled QuiMby- Get it right!!!!!!!!
 

Name: Jerry Nossaman <jmax@sunflower.com>
Date: 2011-12-07
Comments:
I was born in Isabel in 1938. We lived in a house my father built. Graduated from IHS in 1956.
 

Name: Larry & Carol Pierce (Adams) <lepierce3@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-22
Comments:
Wonderfully informative, especially for my wife Carol, direct descendant of Johnson m Bud Adams.
 

Name: Cindy Garten <nana_akers1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-16
Comments:
In search for family.



Godspeed
Cindy Akers

 

Name: Earl L Williams <earl.williams322@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-09
Comments:
John D Lacy is my grandfather. I obtained his military records for his service during the Civil War and found a reference to his brother, Daniel Lacy living in Deerhead, Kansas. Daniel's wife was Mary Jane Lacy. I would like any information about relatives. Thanks
 

Name: Barbara (Rupe) Cox <bacox1@cox.net>
Date: 2011-08-29
Comments:
My family lived in Medicine Lodge in the forties and I remember being a part of the production when I was 6 and in the 1st grade; I remember how hot it was when we went to practice. I seem to remember that I was a petal of a sunflower.
We moved to El Dorado in August of 1948 and when I was grown always wanted to go to a production, but never was able to. It is a wonderful tradition and it would be a shame for it to die out. I remember good times in Medicine Lodge as a child.

 

Name: Harold Vanderboegh <vanderbh@att.net>
Date: 2011-08-20
Comments:
Jerry,

I tried to send you an email at the jdf@theriver.com address, but it came back as an invalid address. What is your new email address so I can send you an update on the Isabel cemetery list.

Thanks,

Harold Vanderboegh

 

Name: Virginia Denny <vdenny2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-08-13
Comments:
Thank you so much for your infomation you found. My husband is a Stout and he wants to go the the family reuion
and we do not know anything about Barber County I found
nine people that lived there in the 1800.
Bless you that is work.

 

Name: Pam Lasswell Fisher <quilter@ctcis.net>
Date: 2011-07-28
Comments:
Hi...
My dad, Kenneth E Lasswell, son of Raymond A Lasswell, told me of a town named after our family and was wondering if anyone could tell me more about the town of Lasswell.. thank you

 

Name: Karen McClellan <bmdbbck@aol.com>
Date: 2011-07-25
Comments:
Jerry,
As I have mentioned before, I have a data base of 35,000+ people with ties to Barber County. I have finally retired and living in Barber County so that I can continue my research. If any one has any questions regarding births, marriages, deaths, or burials they can query me at the above email address:
bmdbbck@aol.com
Karen McClellan

 

Name: Kelly Dougherty <jkellydougherty@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-07-23
Comments:
Thanks for this information. It has helped me learn a little bit about my grandfather Jack Hill (Todd Hill's father). I'm having some difficulty finding much on him online outsideof pay sights.


 

Name: Steffanie Keefer <steffanie@marjoop.com>
Date: 2011-07-11
Comments:
I am a descendant of William Wallace and Jennie Elizabeth Tibbits, and I would like to get in touch with Della M. Schafer about her research. She can e-mail me at steffanie@marjoop.com. Thank you,

Steffanie

 

Name: Joyce Ditgen <jjayhawks@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-29
Comments:
First time I have ever looked at any of this, and simply found it fascinating. Keep up the good work. My mother was Monica Koerner Ditgen, and my dad Alfred Ditgen. I am again living in Sharon, in the house I spent age 13-marriage in. Love my town and its people.
 

Name: John B. Sollis <jbsollis@ec.rr.com>
Date: 2011-06-18
Comments:
My wife and I are delighted to discover that our longtime friend, Robert Raymond Stutler, is the mayor of Barber County's Medicine Lodge. His Honor the Mayor has been a distinguished Marine officer, an eminently successful businessman, and is a great American. You are fortunate, Barber County, to have Bob and his wife, Dorothy, as your neighbors.
 

Name: Robin Adams <robadaboo@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-13
Comments:
My grandfather was james henry adams. My father was Donald Jack Adams. This is a very intresting sight. i read many names that i heard over the years it was nice to put faces to the names and read about my heritage. That makes me a decendent of Johnson Bud Adams/suzanne.
 

Name: Robin Adams <robadaboo@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-13
Comments:
My grandfather was james henry adams. My father was Donald Jack Adams. This is a very intresting sight. i read many names that i heard over the years it was nice to put faces to the names and read about my heritage.
 

Name: rodney e. sims <rod5313@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-05-30
Comments:
in a search for oliver wesley davis (my grandfather) i found that his father was murray austin davis. oliver wesley davis had three children... vivian marie davis
(my mother) marilyn and gary oliver.
vivian marie was born aug 18, 1930 in lake city kansas,
she married my father (earl ren sims) dec. 24 1950 and they had 4 children Steven oliver 4-13-51 died dec.22 1999
rodney earl born 6-13-53 randy kent born 3-15-56 and janice emily born 8-7-59............please add this information to your history page. contact me for any other info you require that i can supply

 

Name: Dawn Lowe <dawn.goto@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-05-25
Comments:
I was so happy to find this website. My grandmother's brother, Forrest Rodgers, and his wonderful wife Leontine, are mentioned here. I have lost touch with their family and would love to hear from them. The article about Bud and Alice Rodgers was a real treat as I have always wondered about Forrest and Leontine's descendants and where they are. Thank you!
 

Name: Deb Merchant <debra-merchant@uiowa.edu>
Date: 2011-05-02
Comments:
My dad's family came from Kansas, I myself was raised in Iowa, so I am really excited to learning more about where my dad's family is from. Hope to find more family information. Thanks Deb :)
 

Name: Vickie Chambers Douglas <vickievickielynn@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-04-28
Comments:
I am the daughter of Noble Elvis Chambers,who served aboard the Uss Griffin. I would love any onformation on my Daddy who passed away in 1983. Thank you,and God Bless, Vickie Lynn
 

Name: Deanna Johnston <dkjwalkclaine@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-04-17
Comments:
My grandmother Ada Belle (Counterman) Johnston ran a restaurant in the same building that later became Buster and Alma's. This would have been in the late 1930s or 1940s. Does anyone know what the name of the restaurant was then? My dad (who has passed on) always just talked about his mom's restaurant, not an actual name. Thanks.
 

Name: Lillian <diamondlilly@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-04-04
Comments:
Hi, Jerry. I don't know why I haven't thought of you on facebook before. I have been thinking latlely about that song where the sons or husbands go out to sea and a shirt is brought back or something like that. You used to sing it for me and it is sad but I always loved that song. Do you remember which one or the name. How are you doing these days? Write me a note, I would love to hear from you.
Lillian

 

Name: Theresa Knowles-Northup Caparco <shelatindances2004@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-03-30
Comments:
Capt. Byron Pascal Ayers' mother was Lydia Narcissa Northup, my third great cousin.
Thank-You for your posts on this matter.
I would like to know if he has a headstone.
I would appreciate a photo of his grave site whether or not with headstone and any corresponding paperwork from the cemetery where he is interred. (i.e.) Grave row- grave number - Section etc...

Sincerely,
Theresa Knowles-Northup Caparco, New York.

 

Name: Janice Robinson Graves <rj_graves@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-03-18
Comments:
I am amazed at this site. one of the women from my DAR group gave me this search engine and I am so glad she did. Rev. George Robinson was my Great grandfather. one of his sons, John Edmund is my grandfather and his son Everett R. Robinson is my father. I would be interested to communicate with any who want to. This has provided me with a lot of family history that I wasn't aware of. I did know about Annie's death from a wagon accident and I had heard of Bessie and found her grave site at Sharon Ks. If I can provide information about our branch of the family I would be glad to do that. Janice
 

Name: Linda (Parker) Howdyshell <rjlrhowdy@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-28
Comments:
Looking for links to my Great grandfather Howard Judkins Parker
 

Name: Craig Soflin <simber10@q.com>
Date: 2011-02-27
Comments:
My great Grandfather William M Todd lived in Isabel and Medicine Lodge Kansas and went to Franklin School. He also knew a Carrie Nation. His Father was Dr. George W Todd and mother Sarah
 

Name: Paula Ditgen Strike <paulastrike@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-02-26
Comments:
Uncle Duke was my great uncle, his brother Albert was my Grandfather. It was always nice to go back to Kansas and visit Uncle Duke, he always had good stories to tell. My Father, John Ditgen, still lives in Sharon, Kansas, actually just lived across the street from Uncle Dukes home.
 

Name: Nicholas Lake <lake_nicholas@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-26
Comments:
What a pleasure it has been to read through this material, and to view photos of my ancestors... Thank you very much :)
 

Name: Christy Zabo <cazabo@cs.com>
Date: 2011-02-13
Comments:
I am trying to find any Vaughn family. My great-grandfather was James ODell Vaughn. He died in 1970(?)
in Sacramento CA but was originally from Colorado Springs CO. He had 10 brothers and sisters that we know of-3 sets of twins. Please email me if you can help. Thanks

 

Name: Holly Wilkerson <jbhr1983@myway.com>
Date: 2011-02-10
Comments:
Howard Judson Parker was my Great-great-Great grandfather. This was so wonderful to see! Thank you so much for sharing, it's great feeling to know where you come from.
 

Name: PAMELA ANDERSON <TIGGERP@FMTCS.COM>
Date: 2011-02-05
Comments:
A VERY WELL ORGANIZED WEB SITE.LOTS OF HISTORY, CONTRIBUTED BY THE MANY.TAKES YOU BACK IN TIME JUST AS IF YOU HAVE LIVED IT.GREATFUL FOR ALL THE INFORMATION OBTAINED FOR MY GENEALOGY WORK.GLAD MY ANCESTORS SETTLED HERE...THIS SITE IS LOADED WITH INFORMATION.....WISH OTHER COUNTIES ACROSS THE USA, WOULD TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT BARBER COUNTY,KANSAS AND CLAYTON COUNTY,IOWA HAVE DONE. GREAT JOB AND THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HARD WORK!
PAMELA ANDERSON

 

Name: Silver F. Smith <oakvur@ix.netcom.com>
Date: 2011-01-27
Comments:
My father, Clarence W. Smith, came to Barber County in the early 1900s from Sussex County, Delaware via Kansas City. He
married in Medicine Lodge in 1909 before returning to KC then returning to Barber County by 1915. He and his family
moved on to Springfield, Colorado that same year where they homesteaded a section of land. My father came from the same area of Delaware as his cousins, William H.Smith and Robert Marvel Smith who built the little cabin now in the museum.

 

Name: Melanie Walker <reklawmj@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-01-24
Comments:
Hi Jerry- I have been searching for you for months. Please contact me.
 

Name: marcus alonzo BARBER <crosswinds2133@att.net>
Date: 2011-01-24
Comments:
hello, i am looking for my past relatives of, my granfather, (HINDERSON A.BARBER).born 1867. spouse (......lula s. barber)born 1868.
 

Name: Suzanne Jones <suzepj44@q.com>
Date: 2011-01-24
Comments:
Thank you for researching and listing the obituary for John W. McDaniel. I searched for this for my 85 year old friend who had always wondered why her grandfather had died at such a young age.
 

Name: michael hogan <michael.hogan@asfg.mx>
Date: 2011-01-23
Comments:
Hi Jerry,
You are I am sure the same Jerry Ferrin who wrote about the mines and also edited Mazagine for Pima College back in the 70s, no? Enjoyed seeing you on this site. Congratulations. Here is my contact info. Mike Hogan
www.drmichaelhogan.com

 

Name: robert Quinby <bobquinby@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-01-16
Comments:
What a great site. We moved away in 1957 and for one reason or another have only been back 5 or 6 times. My dad, Orland Quinby and my mother Aldythe Larkin used to talk about the McClain rodeo a lot. I know more about Sun City now than I ever did when we lived there. Great web site.
 

Name: Sheral Wortman <onehorse@swko.net>
Date: 2011-01-09
Comments:
Thank you so much for posting your pictures. I did not think I was going to ever find a picture of the Barber Co. State lake.


 

Name: Roberta Meader <rjmeader@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-12-15
Comments:
What a wonderful family resemblence. So proud of all of you.
 

Name: Diane Smith <smithdi@mac.com>
Date: 2010-12-08
Comments:
I am the Grand-daughter of Warren Smith born in Turkey Creek Nov. 27, 1887, son of Mathias Smith, son of John Smith who lived in Sun City, Turkey creek area between 1875-1900. If anyone has information about this family please contact me. Thanks Diane Smith
 

Name: William Moffatt <williammoffatt966@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-11-19
Comments:
I can trace my family back to1700 with the aid of the Ballybay Moffetts book.I plan to visit Kansas City in July,and would like to make contact with any decendants of the Moffetts who moved to Kansas in the 18th century
 

Name: Terry W. Rader <auknu3@aol.com>
Date: 2010-11-07
Comments:
(I could not bring up the message board!)I am looking for relatives or decendants of Elvin N. Cocherell. He was a waist gunner on a B-17 during WWII (my father was bombardier), was shot down and capture by Germans. I have quite a bit of information about that action and from when he was repatriated at the end of the war. I would be happy to share information and am looking for details of Ssgt. Cocherell's life from anyone who might have known him. Thanks, Terry Rader, at auknu3@aol.com
 

Name: Larry Pierce <lepierce3@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-10-16
Comments:
What a wonderful website. My wife and I didn't really think we would find any info about her Grandfather Morgan 'Morge' Adams. We always wondered why her father, Raymond T Adams, was such a obsessive fan of cowboys and the old west. Now we know! My wife, Carol Ann (Adams) Pierce, is the only daughter of Raymond and Ruth Carlson. Ray is a son of Morgan who is a son of Greenville'Green' Adams who is the son of Johnson M 'Bud' Adams.We are unable to locate any substantive records of their (Ray & Ruth) marriage but we do have a birth certificate for Carol. My question is,who are the parents of Johnson M and his lineage? Again, a most informative website. I wish there were more like it. Best Regards. PS OUr son is an ordained Baptist minister in Indianapolis, In. I also have several Preachers on my maternal side in Ga. & La. but nothing rubbed off on me. Sorry!
 

Name: Larry Pierce <lepierce@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-10-16
Comments:
My wife, Carol A Adams,and I have been married almost 47 yrs.and neither of us had any idea of our ancestry until we were forced into retirement. Her father, Raymond T Adams,is the son of Morgan 'Morge' Adams who is the son of Greenville 'Green' Adams of Sun City, Barber Co.,Ks. Green is the son of Johnson M 'Bud' Adams who was a Baptist preacher in Magoffin Co.,Ky. I came across this website while trying to confirm information about Johnson M's ancestry and found all of your notes and blogs very helpful but I haven't been able to pin down 'Bud's mon and dad yet. Thank You all in advance for any HELP!!!! Best Regards (PS-Our son Brian Lawrence is an ordained Baptist Minister living in Indianapolis, In. His e-mail is pastor_cocoa_cola@hotmail.com















































































 

Name: David Parr <parr6701@chapman.edu>
Date: 2010-10-08
Comments:
I believe the 2 infants under Parr with no first names were my older sisters Karen and Deborah. They were daughters of John and Jeanne Parr.
Thanks for establishing this listing.
Dave

 

Name: Pam Chiles <chiligov51@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-14
Comments:
My Mother is Phylis Joseph Harman, daughter of Ellis Joseph son of Reason Joseph. thank you for this, it also tells me what my family looked like then and now. dark, with traits of the indian that runs through the family
 

Name: douglas d. holmes <holmes524@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2010-09-10
Comments:
murray austin davis is my great grandfather.
 

Name: keijo <keijo.leppioja@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-03
Comments:
AlL things what can be change wil lbe change and move in every day and God will get all glory and thanks and our love in Christ who will be with us for ever in the Holy Spirits power and joy and he will quard us to the end of this time ,thanks and bless and pray,keijo sweden
 

Name: Dr. Mike Copper <mscopper@mac.com>
Date: 2010-09-01
Comments:
Greetings,
I was a friend of Nate Massey's son Mike. We served in Vietnam together. We arrived at the same time. You can see my website at www.mscopper.com. I have a link to this site in honor of Mike. I would like to know the more about the circumstances of his demise.
Regards,
Mike Copper 561 703 8880

 

Name: Walter F. Barber <walbar4531@aol.com>
Date: 2010-09-01
Comments:
I was wondering the origin of the name for your county. My dad's side of the family was dysfunctional. I do know another relative founded the Barber Asphalt Co. In New Jersey, but not much else about the name. Supposedly there was an indian in our past too, and with your next county having the name of an indian tribe, adds to the mystery.
 

Name: timmie joe crawford <crawfordtimmie47@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-08-30
Comments:
this is the frist research i've done. iam in part indian my father and mother have indian blood but do not know what tribe.i found this very informative, thank you so much. t.j.crawford.
 

Name: Ellen Scott <ellens29@msn.com>
Date: 2010-08-23
Comments:
Thank you for this cite. I'm tracing the Cunningham family tree and was interested in the burial site of Laura A Cunningham, who is buried in the Sunnyside Cemetery, at Sun City, Kansas
 

Name: Roy Wilkerson Jr <roywilkerson2@cableone.net>
Date: 2010-08-15
Comments:
Looking for any info, or photos, on the Potes family that lived in Barber, Anderson, and/or Coffey Counties in the late 1880's. One of interest is Cumberland Cigle Potes that was married to Nancy Jane Gadberry. They had two children in this area in 1888.
 

Name: Scott W. Main <scott.main@goodcook.com>
Date: 2010-08-13
Comments:
I found this website while searching for the Sunnyside Cemetery. My Mother-in-Law Helen Joe Ann Bobbitt Moody has expressed her love for this cemetery. She has several family members who were laid to rest in this cemetery including her Father, Mother, & Sister. She has expressed her wishes to come home to Sun City as her final resting place. Can someone provide a number of who I should contact to purchase burrial lots?
 

Name: Carol Adams Pierce <kee_kee60@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-08-11
Comments:
Daughter of Ray T Adams who was the son of Morge Adams who was the son of Green Adams
 

Name: Carol Adams Pierce <kee_kee60@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-08-11
Comments:
Daughter of Ray T Adams who was the son of Morge Adams who was the son of Green Adams
 

Name: Roger Smith <earlqsmith1@aol.com>
Date: 2010-07-19
Comments:
This web site is very interesting and greatly improved since I first visited it a few years ago.

My father was born SW of Sun City as descendent of Adams/Fulton/Smith lineage.

 

Name: Mark Tarte <Homer900@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-07-09
Comments:
My late father-in-law, Gurdon "Jerry" McChesney served aboard the Griffin while she was in Australia.
 

Name: Fred (Joe) Moore <fredjm@cableone.net>
Date: 2010-06-11
Comments:
Hello,
My Dad was the Supt of Schools in 1962-63. I attended my Sophmore and Junior years those two years. We moved away for my Senior year 1964 to Cassoday,Ks. E.M.Whorton was my Dad and my Mother's name was Ruth. We lived in the first house over the top of the hill going north out of Sun City, down by the creek west of the road. I live in Chanute,Ks. and have since 1965. Both my parents have passed on now. I would love to hear from any former classmates or friends. June 11,2010

 

Name: Lori Lowrance <lori98070@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-05-25
Comments:
Thank you to the volunteers who compiled the Lake City Cemetery listing! I always suspected that Artemisia Price-Lowrance died in Lake City before the rest of the family moved to Tillamook County Oregon (ca 1880). Any idea where I might find more information about her death date and cause? It seemed a dead-end search for many years but now there is hope of finding more clues!
 

Name: Peggy Wilson Newsome <pnewsome@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-05-22
Comments:
Is this still an "active" website? I tried sending a picture to Jerry Ferring at jdf@theriver.com but it "bounced" back.
It's a great site. I hope I can contribute a couple of pictures.

 

Name: Bayly <titansma@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-05-21
Comments:
Hi there, just wanted to point out that I counted 17 people in that photo of 16 at Cowboy Rock. The man on the far left is holding a child, and the woman next to him, the hand of another child, somewhat peeking behind her. Then from the right, the four men, the woman, the two men, the other woman, and two children in front. Then you have your 3 on top. That's 17... didn't know if it was a type-o or if you couldn't tell, thought I'd share, thanks!
 

Name: Dena Thurber-Ward <d_ward@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-05-04
Comments:
After viewing the guest book I realized that you could add pictures to it, however I don't know how to do that! I grew up in Sun City and my parents, grandpa, and other realatives still live there. When I go back home I always like to drive around and take pictures. I have several pictures of present day Sun City on my facebook account. If anyone is interested in seeing them send me a message and a friend request I would be more than happy to accept it and let you view my photos as I try to keep them updated often. Also I am a desendant of the Houchin's, Shellenbergers, Lacore's, and Keller's. I always like finding realatives. Some of my pictues have already helped me find some people who have connections to Sun City.

Once again thank you so much for all the interesting history. Please keep up the good work.

 

Name: Dena Thurber-Ward <d_ward@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-05-04
Comments:
This was a very interesting site and page. I have always wanted to learn more about the little city where I grew up at. I was always told of an old indian's tale that a tornado would never hit where a river and a creek meet. The Turkey Creek meets the Medicine River just west of town. I always believed that, because still to this day there has never been a tornado hit there and I am 28 years old.

Thanks so much or sharing all of this,
Dena Ward

 

Name: Caesar Carpenter <laolitzu941@cox.net>
Date: 2010-04-11
Comments:
Surfing through. Enjoyed my stay. Thanks.
Caesar - Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Name: Isabel Worgan <isabelworgan@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2010-04-04
Comments:
Hi I think this site is fantastic.I was just looking up my family tree provided by a cousin who now lives in USA, and discovered a sister of my gtgran had emigrated and lived in Kansas. I put in the family name Henry Rankin married to Mary Ann Archibald, and there was this wonderful article by their granddaughter Gladys Rankin Gresinger, daughter of George Washington Rankin! This has made my day and it is a great story to share with my children here in Scotland.Say howdy, haha to my American relatives. best wishes frae Scotland.
 

Name: DeLauna Mae Keith-McKee <jmath31@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-20
Comments:
I greatly enjoyed the Sharon, Kansas information. I am the daughter of Vincent and Pauline Fairbrother-Keith, who lived about five miles southeast of Sharon, KS. I married James Dean McKee of Birmingham, Iowa, at the Sharon Christian Church on 30 June 1957. We are retired and live in Berrien Springs, MI. We named our daughter after Dianna Lou Rucker. Her name was Diana Lou McKee. She was killed in an auto accident 15 April 1985 when she was 23. My sister, Anita, lives in Lincoln, NE. This was written 20 March 2010.
 

Name: Laura Jones Gray <add.housewife@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-03-16
Comments:
Beautiful job!

I'm a descendant of George Ballenger GARTEN, brother to John Henry GARTEN. I haven't explored the site fully yet. It would be great to find this kind of information about my direct ancestors!

 

Name: Jan Denison <jan68231@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-03-09
Comments:
I am a Joseph (Texas) related to Elizabeth Owens Joseph-Adams via Kentucky and to the Kansas Garten families via Indiana.
 

Name: Monte Greene <Montegreene@ msn.com>
Date: 2010-03-03
Comments:
Thank you so much for the work you have done on this website! When I was a young child, around 9 or 10, my father, being a newly ordained minister, recieved his first church, Sun City Pentecostal Church. I have many fond memories of the little town. There was a general store just down the street where I used to go and spend my allowance in cokes and candy. I have had many traumatic events happen to me so I don't have a full recollection of lots of things from that time in my life. I plan on making a trip through that area one day and stopping in Sun City to see what all is still there. I am now an entertainer and will be launching a national tour to many different Elks Lodges around the country. I hope to visit the Elks Lodge in Pratt, if it's still open.

Again I thank you for your devotion to preserving the history of that region of the country.

Warmest regards,
Monte Greene
"Son Of A Preacher Man"

 

Name: Lillian Kinkennon <jkl26@fmctc.com>
Date: 2010-03-01
Comments:
I have been in contact with Ed Rucker and I appreciate the work he has done here. I will not go into detail, baut I am a descendant of the Rucker family, though my young mother was not married. I was adopted at six weeks by an Iowa farm couple who could not have children. I have been so thankful to learn all that I have about my maternal biological mother. I think, and I did say "think", that I know the name of my biological father but will never be able to prove it. thanks for listening. I live at Harlan, IA, and will soon be 84 years old.
 

Name: Elizabeth Brassill <dizzyliz2@netzero.com>
Date: 2010-02-18
Comments:
These pictures are so interesting to me. I appreciate the effort in creating the website. I have come across your pictures while gathering information on Medicine Creek Treaty. My Great-Great-Great-Grandfather being Chief Little Raven, your efforts are well appreciated
 

Name: Brock G. Ridgway <bridgway1@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-02-18
Comments:
Ina Benefield worked for my mother, Patricia Ridgway, owner of the "Drive-In Dairy Bar." The article posted says Ina worked at a 'dairy barn'. Ina was my mother's most valued employee and a family friend, wouldyou please correct your information? My thanks, Brock
 

Name: Danny Parr <djparr62@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-15
Comments:
Brings back many memories. As a young child my brother & I would accompany my grandparents to Buster & Alma's many times. This would have been in the late 60's & early 70's and I would have been 6 to 13 years old. My grandparents were good friends with Buster & Alma & went dancing with them quite often. We visited the remains of the natural bridge, & Hell's half acre a number of times. If memory serves correctly Buster said there was a petrified forest close by, but would never reveal the location. Great site- thanks!!
 

Name: Sandra Holmes-Barnett <grandmasweet16@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-01-25
Comments:
Looking for any infor on James E. Holmes who was a county clerk for Barber County inbb 1896 and re-elected again in 1898.
Thanks

 

Name: Brian George Robinson <briangrobinson@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2010-01-21
Comments:
The Rev: George Robinson was My G G Grandfather. My Grandfather was George Robinson the brother of Robert Robinson who was killed in the 1st: World war, My father was named Robert after him.Ernie Middleton is My first cousin, and his mother was My fathers sister.
Regards.
Brian George Robinson.

 

Name: Robin McElyea Warren <robinwarren@cox.net>
Date: 2010-01-16
Comments:
I am the daughter of Tonkajo Mills McElyea and granddaughter of Tempel and Mima Draper Mills. I appreciate all the work you have done on the Lake City Cemetery list. I would be happy to contribute information about several people if interested.
Thank You again

 

Name: Rob Miller <jk_Miller6552@escapedemail.com>
Date: 2010-01-10
Comments:
Cool site.
 

Name: Jean Snell <cattygranny@bex.net>
Date: 2009-12-31
Comments:
I spent some time in Kiowa with a dear friend one summer. It was a cozy little place.
 

Name: Oliver Guy Killian III <killian62@verizon.net>
Date: 2009-12-17
Comments:
Oliver Killian was my Grandfather,he past away on December 11,1964.I was born in 1962.I never got to know him very well, but I am proud to be his grandson and of his service to our nation.
 

Name: Jennoa Higgins <buckwheatksu@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-16
Comments:
Its interesting to finally trace back my relation. My great grandma was Rachel (Barnes) Helton. She passed away several years ago at the age of 99. I would like to get in touch with my relation in sun city.
 

Name: Eleanor Bailey <swampangel39@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-10
Comments:
John Laird's segment on the CLAWSON family, excellent !
 

Name: Carol Montgomery <GTO-64@msn.com>
Date: 2009-11-08
Comments:
I have several old 1895-1915 photos taken of people in Medicine Lodge. One portrait has the notation 'Doc Kirkbride, Medicine Lodge, Kansas.' I tried to google him, but not knowing the exact year, couldn't figure which Kirkbride he was. This man is not related to me so I would like to give this photo to a family member or the Genealogy society. Please advise me the best way to do this. Thank you.
 

Name: Darlene Helton Gibson <kanokie61@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-07
Comments:
Thanks for the time spent on this site,,,
 

Name: Deanna Johnston <dkjwalkclaine@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-04
Comments:
I really enjoyed reading the information and seeing the photographs on your site. My dad, Billy Johnston, grew up in Sun City, and it was great seeing him in a school picture, as well as the cousins I recognized. I am also the granddaughter of William and Ada (Counterman) Johnston. Since my grandfather passed when I was very young and my grandmother before I was born, I like to hunt for any information about them.
 

Name: Ann Schiff Dickerson <amd777@aol.com>
Date: 2009-11-02
Comments:
How wonderful to see these pictures..brings a smile to my face. Thank you for sharing~~

Love you all~~~ Annie

 

Name: Catherine Green <greenks@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-11-01
Comments:
Thank you for the wonderful posting of obituaries. We had never seen the one on Mrs. Kate M. Hitt (who died in Wichita) It is much appreciated!
 

Name: Barbara Hodges Cobb <cobb@crosstel.net>
Date: 2009-10-31
Comments:
Thank you, I found my great grandfathers obit. We looked for it this summer in Medicine lodge and missed it. Wish I could have found his wife Eliza here also. Again thank you very. very much.
 

Name: Darlene Helton Gibson <Kanokie61@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-10-19
Comments:
Thanks to Beth Larkin for the information and pictures.about Sam and Mary Helton,,, What a joy,,
 

Name: p. easterday <peaste0310@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-10-19
Comments:
So happy to have found this infarmation. Information about my grandparents appreciated.
 

Name: Rob Miller <vr.Miller4788@dangerbase.com>
Date: 2009-10-13
Comments:
cool site
 

Name: T <dentanator@aol.com>
Date: 2009-10-11
Comments:
Thomas Clawson was my mothers ancestor.
Her line ended up in Kansas. PA. OH. IN. KS.
In Her line there are still today familar names of Garret,& Josiah. Her grandfather was Josiah Benton, his brother Josiah Garret Clawson.

DENTANATOR@AOL.COM
KANSAS

 

Name: John M. Thompson <johnski5550@msn.com>
Date: 2009-10-07
Comments:
My great grand parents were on of the first settlers in medicine lodge mr and mrs C.E. Thompson our family still lives in town.
 

Name: Darlene Helton Gibson <Kanokie61@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-10-06
Comments:
Thanks for posting these pictures... I am their grandaughter. I was so pleased to see these pictures, as I have never seen them before.. God bless and thanks again.
 

Name: Joel Billy <joelbilly100@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-09-18
Comments:
I would like to make it clear that the missing in Action on the history of Lt,Ralph J Sooter 1943 5th June in southPacific the message is this if nay one kown where i can contact his living family please do let them kown that after all this 60yrs I still have his remain with me safe in hand and also where the P-40 is laying,
 

Name: D.F.McArthur <dfmc133@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-09-15
Comments:
Our Family lived on the Herb Rose ranch in the 1929 until 1932 Years are Approsmately give or take one year . When Elm MillsWas very active as a swimming pool.Equiped wih a huge
Watertrough Loc ated about 75 Ft. up the hill and we used
boards to ride down in to the swimming area Had Bathing house concession Stand Diving Boards etc.Our Ranch house was located About 1/2 mile on Rd to Medicine Lodge . I have written a paper on our experience for the 3 Years when I was about 8 years old. It is available incase some one might
Would like to read it, Df, McArthur

 

Name: Pamela Soto <pamelasoto-saines@msn.com>
Date: 2009-09-15
Comments:
What a great find. my father was born in Medicine Lodge Nov 11, 1929. His parents were Jay Sanders and Diana Ruth
Kidd, daughter of Elizabeth(Bessie)Adams, who was the daughter of Samuel and Cora(Painter)Adams. Any info on
the family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

 

Name: Gena Floyd-Adams <teddybear_ga@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-08-29
Comments:
I am girlfriend of Brett C. Adams, son of Norman Lee Adams who is the son of Archie Adams and Grandson of Samuel J. and Cora E.Painter Adams. I am researching Brett's Heritage and I am finding as much as I can for him. Thank You for this information.
 

Name: Kaye Thrasher Bozeman <spengrz1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-08-26
Comments:
Very interesting. I am one of the Grandaughters of Fred Thrasher. I believe he was a Barber in Medicine Lodge and had 9 Children. My Father Harold Thrasher passed in 1991 in Long, Beach, CA. I am just starting on a long journey. I have been to Kansas many times as a young girl, and will return soon. I am still searching for my Grandmothers ancestery. Heer maiden name was Tilden...
 

Name: Kelly Garrison Gray <kelly_gray@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-08-25
Comments:
I lived in Medicine Lodge for a number of years. I participated in the Peace Pageant. It was a great town and I hope to go back some time soon to visit. Unfortunately, I don't have much in the way of information from my past, and I don't remember anyone there.
 

Name: Lynda Stark <lstar@shaw.ca>
Date: 2009-08-16
Comments:
Thank you for this web page. I am an Evans descendant...connected to Benders.. and I grew up in Wilson County, KS. I was searching for info re Dr John H. Bender when I came upon this page. Very nicely done and much appreciated.

I was puzzled by the 1880 Census for Alexander Campbell Bender [Barber Co., Sun City] which lists the children's mother as Mahala W. They obviously embraced her. This helped clarify several things.

Thank you. Lynda

 

Name: Dorothy Lee Streeter-Pearsall <pearsalldorothy@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-08-15
Comments:
I am "Dorie" Dorothy Lee Streeter-Pearsall;live in Colorado; am 78 years young--born in 1931--and am a great niece of Delayvan Reed Streeter--or "D.R."
I didn't know him but heard many tales of him from my Dad, John Corydon "Cord" Streeter--how he escaped from Andersonville Prison; how he ranched in Oklahoma before it opened to the "run";and how he plowed around his ranch before the "Run", to save his property.
Does anyone know where he is buried? Would love to hear from any of you concerning him and his family.
I am working on a self-published book about my Streeter family.
We lived in Carmen, Oklahoma when World War II started (1941)--so I go way back.
"Dorie"Dorothy Lee Streeter-Pearsall

 

Name: Dorothy Lee Streeter-Pearsall <pearsalldorothy@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-08-15
Comments:
I am "Dorie" Dorothy Lee Streeter-Pearsall;live in Colorado; am 78 years young--born in 1931--and am a great niece of Delayvan Reed Streeter--or "D.R."
I didn't know him but heard many tales of him from my Dad, John Corydon "Cord" Streeter--how he escaped from Andersonville Prison; how he ranched in Oklahoma before it opened to the "run";and how he plowed around his ranch before the "Run", to save his property.
Does anyone know where he is buried? Would love to hear from any of you concerning him and his family.
I am working on a self-published book about my Streeter family.
We lived in Carmen, Oklahoma when World War II started (1941)--so I go way back.
"Dorie"Dorothy Lee Streeter-Pearsall

 

Name: Darlene Bowman <darlene24@sctelcom.net>
Date: 2009-08-12
Comments:
We moved to Kiowa from Michigan several years ago. I understand we now live in a home that was built and owned by a doctor in this town. I also understand he ran his practice out of this home while living here. I am interested in knowing the name of said doctor. How long he practiced in Kiowa and from starting date to ending date and why he left. Thank you. Found this site very interesting. Good job.
 

Name: LaDawn Warner <ldcwarner@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-08-07
Comments:
Sharon is my mother, Mary Ann Blick's hometown. I have years of wonderful memories spending time at Grandma and Grandpa Blick's (Margaret and Roman) farm outside of Sharon and their house in town. I will treasure those memories all my life and the little town of Sharon will always be special to me.

 

Name: David H. Chinn <chinndo@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-07-21
Comments:
Well,
I am a Chinn, and I am interested as to where this Chinn line ended up. I live in Texas. My grandfather was John Harrison Chinn. Just curious to see if we are from the same line?

 

Name: thomas hudson <papatomt@charter.net>
Date: 2009-07-20
Comments:
graduated MLHS 1963--- served 22 years in USN--- now live in Travlers Rest. SC would like to hear from old classmates
 

Name: Tim Mead <bumppusRN@aol.com>
Date: 2009-07-19
Comments:
My elderly mother and I were out and about on a dey trip through the hills in South Central Ks and came across Soldier Creek Cemetary. It looked as though several of the plots had fresh artificial arrays of flowers. Surely there are folks around that area who know several of who are buried there.... It was interesting to come across it today. Tim Mead
 

Name: Karen Price <karenmprice@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-07-17
Comments:
I love Barber County and you folks have done a great job on this site. Great pictures, stories and info. Have you thought about publishing a local history, maybe one of those Arcadia Publishing books?

http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/sr2/locator.php


 

Name: Jan Denison (Joseph) <jan68231@verizon.net>
Date: 2009-07-02
Comments:
Nelson Joseph is ken to my Joseph Family from KY. My G-Grandfather moved to Texas which is where I reside.

"This Polly Joseph Risner was the daughter of Elizabeth "Betty" Owens and her first husband Nelson Joseph. Polly was raised by Johnson "Bud" Adams as a step daughter."

 

Name: Darrell Coons <coonsde@juno.com>
Date: 2009-06-10
Comments:
Apparently this guest book is for the whole Barber County website. I just ran across a portion: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ksbarber/romine_cw.html
I was surprised to see these photos and info on the Romines. I have seen these gravestones many times with my parents. My ancestry ties into this line. I am a descendant of Albert and Elizabeth Gardner's daughter Nellie and George Romine was my great uncle. It says that this info was contributed by Harold Vanderboegh. Is he related to the Romines or just compiling Barber County info?

 

Name: jessica <martinarox92@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-06-02
Comments:
i wanna go here
 

Name: Robin (Goodnight) Laird <rosebudks2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-05-18
Comments:
White Sands School house was owned by my grandfather Arbey Keller and most of his kids went to school there including my mother Elizabeth (Keller)Goodnight McGee.. Currently my Aunt Carol (Keller) Blankenship was the last one to own it that I knew of. Grandpa had cattle on the south side of the road and we milked down there... then on the north side of the road where White Sands is, he kept the horses.
I remember going out there so much as a young child. and still love to visit it now.

Robin (Goodnight) Laird

 

Name: Carol Matoy <Carolaffeld@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-05-18
Comments:
I have a picture of Edmon Mosley who was one of the first men to settle in Medicine Lodge in 1871 or 72. He was in a business with the Leonard family. He was killed by the Osage Indians. His picture is painted on an old piece of wood. I would be happy to share it with any one who would like a copy. His Great Granddaughter Peggy Singer of Medicine Lodge gave it to me. I would also love to have a picture of John Mosley his son if any one has one. John has a very color past in Medicine Lodge and Sun City. Looking for information on my Great Grandfather Wiliam Ray Matoy. William worked for Guy Sparks at one point. He also worked for the Santa Fe Rail Road their in Medicine Lodge. Would love to have any information anyone has about Wiliam Ray Matoy . He was raised by the Tom Jones Family and John Mosley when John was in town. John Mosley spent a lot of time on the cattle drives and chasing Indians. He was involved in the Osage Indian raid of 1874 on Medicine Lodge with Captain Ricker. On my Great Grandfather obituary, It says William Ray was born near Ft. Gibson Indian Territory in 1866. His parents were killed in a Indian raid and in 1874 two friends, Tom Jones & John Mosley took him with them to Kiowa where they made their home for several years, before moving to Medicine Lodge. On February 3, 1891 he married Cora Belle Hesler of Medicine Lodge. In 1898 the family moved to Medicine Lodge. In the Kansas State Historical Society Memories of Frontier Day in Kansas Barber County by Mrs. S.T. Roach we remained at Medicine Lodge for two years. we had here such brave men a John & Enos Mosley. These two brothers were fearless, and we felt quite secure when they were at home. As for John he must have been a fatherly sort of man,for he had in his care a little Indian boy with who we used to like to play., We called him Billie Button . This is William Matoy my great Grandfather. John Mosley is also mentioned by L.H. Axline Last of the Indian Scouts . I also have an old school picture taken at Medicine Lodge, taken some time between 1891 and 1898. I also have a School District No 34 paper with they Picture of Laura B. Marsh teacher with the list of students. Pupils listed, Don & Nelson Buford, Marvin & Hazel Bishop, Mae Davis, Millie,Eva,Minnie & Hannah Gillig . Frank & Sadie James, Mary Mc Coy, Bessie,Joseph, Ray, Roy, Dell Miller, George, Frank, Gracie & Lena Matoy
Howard Newman, May Belle, Edna, Lewis, Harley, Pray Earnest Tyler , Earl,Clay,Lewin, Floyd & Charley Wheat. Wheat Pray . Hope I have helped someone and someone has some information for me

 

Name: Charles Don Watkins <charleswatkins@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-05-14
Comments:
Joseph "Lowe' Watkins was my Great Uncle.
I still remember him, to this day. He loved tobacco, Red Man, or something of that sort. I have very fond memories of him. Minnie, is a fleeting memory. I've heard the name many, many times, but cannot put a face to the name.
I found a picture of Uncle Lowe, in his WWI uniform, other than that I cannot find a trace. My father told me that he used to play Professional Baseball and then Coached-do you know if this is true???
Charles Watkins


 

Name: DAVID GARNER <DAVGAR@COFFEYVILLEKS.NET>
Date: 2009-05-12
Comments:
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO STAYING IN THE GRAND HOTEL SEPT 2009. I LIVED IN MEDICINE LODGE FROM 1951 TIL 1960.
 

Name: Candy Stephenson-Stockstill <clstockstill@cox.net>
Date: 2009-05-11
Comments:
How wonderful to find this site. I am the grand daughter of Franklin & Nettie Eby. I was just thrilled to see the history that has been put together on this site!
 

Name: richard r. "dick" ayesh <mrayesh@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-05-04
Comments:
I was looking thru my old military orders and learned that jack and i were in the same troop train to basic training at jefferson barracks, mo. on february 24, 1943. i remember him well. like to know more about him. thanks. richard r. ayesh
 

Name: Ellen Agronis <agronisellen@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-05-02
Comments:
I saw your pictures of the natural bridge formation in the Gyp Hills. I went to grade school in Medicine Lodge in the 1950's and I remember family picnics at a place we called the natural bridge. There was a short walk-through cave which was very spooky to me at the time. I will be in Medicine Lodge over Memorial Day and would love to take my husband to see this. Could you tell me how to find it now. I have read about the scenic drive but nothing tells me about anyplace where we can actually hike or picnic.
P.S. Thank you for helping preserve the history of Barber County. I am a docent at the Tulsa Historical Museum and love all the off beat stories of the the ordinary people who have made the mid-west the best part of the U.S.
Thank you for any info.
Ellen Agronis (Ellen Schrimp, when I was a little girl there)

 

Name: Shirley Heisinger <rsheisinger@aol.com>
Date: 2009-04-24
Comments:
What a gift this photo of my Great Grandparents was to our family. We had never seen a picture of them before.
 

Name: Debra Adair <Adairdldr@aol.com>
Date: 2009-04-18
Comments:
Thank you so much for the info.
 

Name: Ann ayres <gohorse2@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2009-04-09
Comments:
I am working on sculptures of the cowgirls of history and am going to start on Fox Hastings please tell me how I can get permission to use some of the photos. I want to recreate moments in history one of my pieces can be seen at WWW.thebowleggedcowboy.com the number one in hte edition is in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame inOklahoma City and in several priviate collections.
 

Name: Nyla Dickinson <ksdepot@cox.net>
Date: 2009-03-29
Comments:
I have an old photo in Sharon, Ks. at the Milton Brewer home dated 14th, 1910 on a Sunday. My father Leslie Christian once lived there with his mother.

Nyla Christian Dickinson
Hutchinson, Ks.

 

Name: Brian N orton <wasper67@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-01
Comments:
My grandmother was Christine Mitchell, after she passed away I ended up with a bunch of her old photos from Barber County, I then did a search on the internet which led me here to your site.
Thanks

 

Name: Norma Tatman <grandma.t@net-wright.com>
Date: 2009-02-27
Comments:
Howard Judson would be my great-grandfather. His son Arthur P. Parker was my mother's father. I am also looking for another person related to the A. P. Parker family. Finding this site was so good. There is a lot of wonderful information and the photos are great. Thanks for having it here.
Norma M. (Botts) Tatman

 

Name: Dorris McKinney <dorrismck@aol.com>
Date: 2009-02-26
Comments:
I have copy of a letter proving that the bank robbery was pre-planed to cover up an embezzlement.
 

Name: Dorris McKinney <dorrismck@aol.com>
Date: 2009-02-25
Comments:
Have newspaper articles, pictures, family history, etc., about Edward Wiley Payne and his wife Susan, David McKinney and his 3 sons, Alex, Wayne, and John. Susan Ann Payne McKinney and Wayne McKinney were my husband's grandparents.
 

Name: Vanessa Searles <vmsearles@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-02-17
Comments:
Rest in Peace Grandpa Henry. Take care of your little great great grandson Adam up there. I miss and love you!
 

Name: Pam Chiles <chiligov51@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-09
Comments:
I wanted to thank you for posting the Eulogy of Polly Joseph Riser, I am from the Joseph family and see several names on there that are in my family. I did not know about the Kansas part of the family and the history so I wanted to thank you for letting me see what happened there
thanks again
Pam

 

Name: Peter Henningsen <Henningsen@mail.tele.dk>
Date: 2009-02-03
Comments:
I've just read the piece about the Henningsens going to jail once more. In the article it is said that they are German people- I don't think so. More likely they are Danish people from the Danish duchy of Schleswig in Northern Germany. Today, the southern part of the duchy is a part of Germany while the northern is part of Denmark.
 

Name: Johnny L. Corbin <johnny.corbin@dir.alabama.gov>
Date: 2009-01-29
Comments:
Greetings I am the Great Grandson of Frank Feltner (son of Archabald and Mary Winters Feltner) Listed above. His Actual name was James Franklin Feltner and his wife was Berthena Caroline Bunch so Family name on her should be Bunch not Brench. Thank you so much for the web information! My grandmother was his daughter Hattie Arabell Feltner Terbush, through her daughter Frances
 

Name: Marjorie Morrell Headley <mamohead@geneseo.net>
Date: 2009-01-21
Comments:
I am so happy that I found your site. I am doing Genealogy
and could not find anything on my Dad's half-brothers. I found Jane Schrimp Withers and some leads on the rest of the Schrimps. Thank you again. mamohead@geneseo.net

 

Name: Jim Fisher <skunkhollowhermit@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-18
Comments:
Greetings,

I happened to stumble onto your website about Barber County and have found it to be increadably interesting. Over the past several years I have often wished that a website was established for the Kansas County that I grew up in, Wilson County, and the contents that I wished for in the website I dreamed about for Wilson County would have been much like yours. While I now live in Southwestern Washington State, 1,800 miles from Wilson County, I have at time thought about taking on the task of creating a website for Wilson County but have no idea about how to do it. I hope to be in Kansas for several weeks sometime in 2010 or 2011, and if that happens, I would like very much to meet you and visit with you about your website to give me a better understanding about what all is required in time, effort, and costs of maintaining a website. I realize that such a visit would be for only a short time, which would permit me to only get a small insight into what is necessary to maintain a website, but that would still be much more knowledge than what I have now regarding such a project.

Jim Fisher
skunkhollowhermit@hotmail.com

 

Name: Kristy Bohl Sanchez <hairgoddess_@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-12
Comments:
My grandparents are Fred & Mary Ellen Bohl. My grandmother was a Lake City postmaster & my grandfather ran the elevator. Every year I make the drive to Lake City and remember the stories my father shared with me about his childhood. The pictures posted are the scenes that I know as breathtaking & my favorite place on earth. I have taken these pictures myself in the past to keep me going throughout the year. thank you for this site. It is beautiful and the only thing I have to my father's family. My Father is Robert "Bobby" Bohl, he would have been proud.
 

Name: Carl J Lira <cjlira@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-01-01
Comments:
Judge Henry Harrison Hardy is my great-great-great grandfather. I have been researching him. I have not been able to find an information on his parents that I can make sure is correct. Would be willing to share any information i have in exchange for any you can share.
 

Name: Linda Bayless <Linda_Bayless@via-christi.org>
Date: 2008-12-26
Comments:
I am a huge fan of Martina! My cousins, the Landwehrs grew up with her (my Mom was a Landwehr).
Would love to meet her.

She is an inspiration, great lady.

 

Name: Margaret Mastor <margaretmastor@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-17
Comments:
My Grandmother, Sarah Margaret Cochran was born near Sun City in 1883. Her parents were William O. Cochran and Nancy Jane Bibb Cochran. You can't imagine how I have enjoyed the old pictures and stories. Excellent!
 

Name: Cynda D Thomas <Cynda-tacitblue1@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2008-12-15
Comments:
Thank you so much for this ancestry blog. I was searching my book on the web and came across my sister's obituary. Quite a shock as I had not received it from my nephew. I am very pleased to have found it and thank you for your efforts of ancestry genealogy. Cynda Thomas
 

Name: Jim Van Zandt <jrvz@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-12-11
Comments:
I just wanted to thank you for making this information available. I'm Rusty Lake's first cousin. I collect genealogy info, and will be adding some of this to my database. Thanks again!
 

Name: David Fallowfield <david.fallowfield@btinternet.com>
Date: 2008-12-09
Comments:
Have found the site of great interest and learned much from it in a very short time.
 

Name: Jennie Sue Freeman (Cowan Martin) <panachepanacea@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-11-14
Comments:
My mother is Relda Jo Knowles daughter of the late MR & MRS.Frank S Knowles & Jennie Naomi Crane Knowles, Hot Springs, AR Mom's husband, my dad, Royce Leon Freeman died June 21, 2008 in Hot Springs, AR
 

Name: Evelyn (Lenertz) Reed <ereed@wildflower.com>
Date: 2008-11-08
Comments:
Ellen, I have long appreciated Shirley Brier's contributions to the Comanche and Barber County sites; now I also have yours to add to my knowledge of the area where I grew up--se Comanche County on lower Mule Creek. Thank you so much for articles, i.e., Estill/Sims and Holmes Ranch.
 

Name: S. Whitaker <theologaster@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-10-29
Comments:
My mother was from Medicine Lodge, a Culley, and I thought I would nose around in her favorite place in the world. This site is a real treasure. Thank you.
 

Name: John C Davis <jc@columns.com>
Date: 2008-10-28
Comments:
I am the grandson of E C Davis and John Ball of Barber County. E C Davis lived in the Elm Mills township in the 1920's. John Ball lived on the Barber County and Pratt County line all of his adult life. John Ball died in June 1979 at 99 years of age. I have most of John Ball's life but would like to know more about E C Davis's life in Elm Mills township and Sun City in the 1930's. Any information would be appreciated.
 

Name: John C Davis <jc@columns.com>
Date: 2008-10-28
Comments:
I am the grandson of E C Davis and John Ball of Barber County. E C Davis lived in the Elm Mills township in the 1920's. John Ball lived on the Barber County and Pratt County line all of his adult life. John Ball died in June 1979 at 99 years of age. I have most of John Ball's life but would like to know more about E C Davis's life in Elm Mills township and Sun City in the 1930's. Any information would be appreciated.
 

Name: Mark Elliott <markelliott51@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-10-24
Comments:
Regarding the menu from the 1945 "Blithe Spirit" dinner, I couldn't help notice one of the honored guests (all actors, I assume) was one pfc. Werner Klemperer.
Could this be the same Werner Klemperer who so ably portrayed "Colonel Klink" on the "Hogan's Heros" television show?

 

Name: W. (Bill) Douthett <willyd1@cox.net>
Date: 2008-10-18
Comments:
I was delighted to see he itema about the death of Robert Douthett. He was my brother and I was the one who witnessed the death. It brought back some not so pleasant memories even after all these years. Thanks for your efforts. I have tried to research my fathers family but have little sucess. Bill Douthett



 

Name: Cheryl Lynne Deck <cheryl-deck@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-10-14
Comments:
This is really wierd but I was born in March of 1956, close to this birth month and off by a year and my name is Cheryl Lynne Deck. I also taught for awhile. Very coincidental. My prayers go out to your family. Perhaps we are related?
 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-10-13
Comments:
Jerry: was looking at the Guest Book a few days ago and found messages from two "new to me" Gartens. Emailed both of them, and so far one has answered back and I found that we're cousins who have never met! It's so great to have this avenue of meeting new family members. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Aimee Garten <aimee_a_garten@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-10-11
Comments:
I was doing a research project at work and came across Opal's death/memorial card. Wow. Small world.

Are we cousins?

I am from San Diego, California Gartens.

 

Name: Sarah Garten <sarah.garten@medtravelers.com>
Date: 2008-10-09
Comments:
Just browsing the internet and came accorss this page. I vaguely remember visting that cemetary with my grandmother. Is the cemetary near Medicine lodge?
 

Name: Kellie Winchell <sleigh@sctelcom.net>
Date: 2008-09-25
Comments:
I am glad that you have this. Thank You!
 

Name: Grant cobb <grantcobbembarqmail.com>
Date: 2008-09-11
Comments:
A great home
 

Name: Jana Garten Schnelle <jandenschnelle@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-08-22
Comments:
Your site is wonderful!! Thanks to all who have contributed. I see I need to get busy and add my parents, Harold Herbert Garten and Irma Faye (Kendall) Garten. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Gary Zaetz <garyngina@earthlink.net>
Date: 2008-08-17
Comments:
Shirley, thank you for your great efforts to preserve
the memory of our World War II heroes.
Gary Zaetz
Volunteer, World War 2 Families for Return of the Missing
Nephew of 1st Lt. Irwin Zaetz, Missing in Action in China-Burma-India theater, January 25, 1944.

 

Name: Andra Griesinger Carasso <agoodworks@gmail.com >
Date: 2008-07-26
Comments:
I am the great great grandaughter of Henry Rankin and have been researching my family history in Kansas.
My grandmother is Gladys Rankin Griesinger. The Rankins are from Barber County and the Griesingers are from Harper County.
And I have amazing photos!
This has been a wonderful site for me.
I will be back.
Andra

 

Name: Carol Yocum <cayocum@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-07-26
Comments:
So excited to find all this information. My grandfather, Charlie Shultz, was the oldest son of Della (Adams) Shultz. So that makes me her great-granddaughter. I have never had much information on his family, but have a copy of the picture of the whole Adams Family. I am so excited to know who they are!!!
Carol Yocum
Denton, Texas

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

Shirley Morris
541 550-7495

 

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

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

 

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

 

Name: Jadwiga Graham <dj_graham@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-03-09
Comments:
Hello Shirley,
I am writing on behalf of a director of Warsaw Uprising Museum (and my uncle) who asked me to find family of Lt. Paul Hibbard, about whom you have mentioned on your site.
I noticed couple more websites posting about Heroes of World War II, but none of them provided me with any contact information for further research.
I live in US in St. Louis, MO, and I promised my uncle to do my best to find any connections with family of deceased hero. The reason of this research is, that the Warsaw Museum desires to expand list of American Heroes who fought in WWII to help free Warsaw. Lt. Paul Hibbard was shot by German Messershmidt after he himself shot down 5 airplanes. Parts of his air plane were found in nearby country side by Warsaw and stored as a memorial. The Museum would like to put Paul's HIbbard's name on the board and to read his honors on the annual national Memorial day in September. This is very serious and uplifting event and in order to honor heroes, the Museum needs to get in touch with families and obtain their permission.

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

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

God Bless,
Jadwiga

 

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

Name: Michael A. Carter <carteramike@netscape.net>
Date: 2008-02-21
Comments:
It so nice to see so much of our history still intact. The Carter's that are buried in sunnyside cemetery are part of my family. I hope to be able to get pictures of the graves and inscrtiptions to place in our family genology that I am gathering.
Thank you again for providing this site for all to share

Michael Carter

 

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

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

Kelley Larkin Kennedy

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Bobby" Massey

 

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

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

 

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

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

Julie Ackerman

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Loved reading your contributions.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for all your work.

Betty Stump

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Sincerely

Lauretta Matthews rlewis003@hot.rr.com

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

JM Adams, Sun City was my Great Great Grandfather.

McCllelan Adams (Buried Hardtner) was my Great Grandfather

 

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

 

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

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

Name: Doreen <dba_51@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-18
Comments:
Great site! Doing some research on a cousin but she isnt listed but I really enjoyed reading some of your info. What a life!
 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Name: Carol Smith <smithlainey@kc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-17
Comments:
I believe I am a great niece of Bud McCracken. My grandfather Frank Smith is the brother of Bud's wife, Ella Smith. I have heard this story told and many family reunions, what wonderful work you are doing to preserve history. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Carol Elaine Smith, daughter of Robert Irving Smith, grandaughter of Frank S. Smith. Overland Park, Kansas
 

Name: Elizabeth Throckmorton <gthrockmorton@cox.net>
Date: 2006-09-15
Comments:
I was born in Kiowa in 1937 to E.M. and Gladys Black Robison. I am always thrilled to read articles of history of Kiowa. I was a childhood friend of Virginia Stranathan Richardson so it was especially interesting to me to read about her ancestor.
 

Name: Pam Murray <pam@joyloft.com>
Date: 2006-09-01
Comments:
Thank you for this lovely website. The only enhancement I could suggest is to add contact information for researching birth, marriage, and death records in the county. I have been unable to find an online resource to contact for information regarding that... also would enjoy cemetery transcriptions. I have posted all my research questions on the message board... but it does not appear that many researchers live in the local area as many queries similar to mine have gone unanswered.

Thanks again, lovely photos and nice layout.

Pam Murray
Benson, AZ

 

Name: Clara Hoag Louthan <louthan@giantcomm.net>
Date: 2006-08-29
Comments:
Thanks for posting the obit for Mrs Jesse on the website. Aunt Hattie and I shared the same birthday. Also Bettie Mills was a close friend to my father Mitchell Hoag and Florence Graves Hoag. I would like to see Bettie Jesse Mills, Medicine Lodge Ks. Obituary.I think she had a daughter?
Clara

 

Name: Chip Garten <deadman85015@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-02
Comments:
I just want to tell you i like this site, it has put me into contact with family members i didnt know i had.
Keep up the great work.

 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-08-01
Comments:
Jerry: I want to thank you very much for putting the Garten Family Reunion information on the website! I've gotten emails from some people who said they found out about it from the website. Have also heard from cousins whose ancesters lived around Lake City and who, like my great grandad, participated in the Cherokee Strip Run. In fact, that family still owns the original homestead that Charles H. Garten settled "way back when"! Thank you so much for all your assistance.
 

Name: Nathan Lee <grassman7bar2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-25
Comments:
I would be interested in hearing from ANYONE who has any information about Alexander and Rachel Bender, who died in 1877 in the 2nd oldest grave in Barber County. She was the grandmother of Lily (Chinn) Snyder from Coats, but no one seems to know where Alexander went after he homesteaded our place. Also would be interested in people who might have pictures of the old Moffett Ranch (previously Goodrich Cattle Company) in the northwestern-most corner of Barber County. Some of those folks might know about A.J. Johnson, who founded the Turkey Creek Flour Mill in 1873. He had the first deeded land in Pratt County, which almost pre-dates the settling of Sun City in 71/72. Keep making history!!
 

Name: Nathan Lee <grassman7bar2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-25
Comments:
We have an old picture of the McClain's Roundup which shows a view that I have never seen in Homer Venter's collection. It really deserves to be blown-up in better detail than I am capable of. Supposedly, my great-grandfather T.S. Moffett is in the foreground. I would like to contribute some of my own history about the Bender-Chinn cemetery also. RE: Natural Bridge south of Sun City. I believe I know the exact date the bridge collapsed. And I have it on good information that the bridge "naturally" collapsed, although many people (including my father) claimed it was blown up by the Dickerson or Hull families. I need to check my info on that. Nathan Lee
 

Name: Karen McDaniel <ralfw@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-07-23
Comments:
Wow you have a picture of my dad
 

Name: Marie O'Brien Schertz <schertz2579@msn.com>
Date: 2006-07-20
Comments:
Very interesting site. Enjoyed reading about all the old families. Trying to find information on the Peyton Roderick family who settled originally near Valley Falls, Jefferson County, KS so was interesting to read about the Rodericks of Barber County. Was referred to your site by someone who was following the Hillman stories.
 

Name: Brenda Cain <bjcain@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-07-16
Comments:
This is a much needed site. Records for Barber County are not always easy to find.
 

Name: TRAYCE HELLMAN <george_str8_junkie@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-14
Comments:
I JUST HAPPENED ACROSS THIS WEB SITE AND FOUND MY GREAT UNCLE IRWIN EARL AXLINE AND TOLD MY MOTHER TO CHECK IT OUT. IT IS A WONDERFUL THING THAT YOU DO. THANK YOU.
 

Name: Joe Goodwin <jgoodwin4178@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-06-11
Comments:
I have realy enjoyed this web site. Is anybody out there know and remember Donnie Williams, he left Sun City around 1943. his older brothers was Charles, Raole and his older sister was Juanita, his Dad was Fred Williams. They moved to somewhere around Rogers, Ark. in 1943, if anyone can help with any info it would be greatly appreciated. I attended 1st thru 5th grades with him and serveral others, I live near Rogers but so far I have not had any Luck finding out anything. Please respond if you have any info that couls be helpful. Thank You
 

Name: Joe Goodwin <jgoodwin4178@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-06-01
Comments:
Thanks for the nice work each of you have done this is very interesting. I was born in Elkhart, Ks in 1932, came to Sun City in 1936, my stepfather was Louis Counterman and My mother was Zella (Blakeley)(Goodwin) Counterman. I attended Sun City Schools until 1947, then moved with my parents to Garden City, Ks.
 

Name: Ray Louis Counterman <babyray62@msn.com>
Date: 2006-05-28
Comments:
I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED THIS WEBSITE. I WAS BORN IN SUN CITY IN JULY 1940 IN A SMALL RED HOUSE JUST NORTH OF THE MEDICINE RIVER. MY DADS NAME WAS LOUIS COUNTERMAN AND MY MOM WAS ZELLA COUNTERMAN. I HAD OTHER RELITIVES WHO ALSO LIVED IN SUN. MY DADS BROTHER, ALFRED COUNTERMAN, DADS SISTER, ADA JOHNSTON. ALSO MY GRANDDAD DJ COUNTERMAN, WE MOVED FROM SUN TO GARDEN CITY IN FINNEY COUNTY IN 1948. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY PROUD OF MY SUN CITY HERITAGE, AND IT REMAINS VERY FOND TO ME. MISS MILLS WAS MY FIRST GRADE TEACHER. I WOULD WELCOME EMAIL ABOUT SUN FROM ANYONE!!
 

Name: Earl C. Parr <EARLPARR@MSN.COM>
Date: 2006-05-23
Comments:
grandson of John f. Parr great grandson of Jacob Parr
 

Name: Kim Fowles <fowles@havilandtelco.com>
Date: 2006-05-06
Comments:
Thank you for all of the time and effort you went to in order to create the pages for Frank, Cliff & Bill Hoagland. Stellar!
 

Name: Sandra Chandonia <Schandonia@charter.net>
Date: 2006-05-01
Comments:
Awesome I found some info I had been looking for.
Keep up the great work.

 

Name: Douglas Garten <djg5764@aol.com>
Date: 2006-04-28
Comments:
Great family history, Love the stories
 

Name: Leeanne <lcaplet@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-04-28
Comments:
My 5th Great Grandfather Joseph Joseph Of Sussex Delaware Had A Son Name Jeremiah Joseph His Son My 3rd Great Grandfather William Joseph Who Married Sarah Stafford. Your Grandmother Polly Joseph Is My Grandfather Jeremiah Joseph Family. I Would Like Family To Write To Me About My Grandfather Jeremiah Joseph Family History If Able. And Thank You Very Much For Family Website & Family Pictures It Is Greatly Appreciate.
 

Name: Susan Redstone <susan_redstone@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-27
Comments:
Thanks for preserving this history never to be found in history books: These fascinating lives that serve as underlayment for our own. It is humbling to know the ingredients of the pavement over which we pass.

Susan Redstone

 

Name: Ray Louis Counterman <babyray62@msn.com>
Date: 2006-04-26
Comments:
I have enjoy all the things I have found on the entire website. It has brough back a lot of fond memories.
Thank you very much

 

Name: Sanford Garten Fitzgerald <sandy@bedcheck.com>
Date: 2006-04-26
Comments:
Really nice website and wonderful presentation. Thanks for the good work. It is very enjoyable and informative. Thank everyone who was helped.
 

Name: Ruth Ann Edwards <Laddybug79096@valornet.com>
Date: 2006-04-21
Comments:
Hi Kim and Jerry,
Thank you all for this wonderful web-site.I really enjoy looking at the old pictures and reading the stories.You all are doing a fantastic job.
I have visited Sun City several times and I always enjoy going there as it brings back alot of memories.
My grandparents lived there. George W. and Ella Bird Lott. My father was T. C. Lott and we have lived in Wheeler, Texas since 1945. I still have several relatives living in the area. Thank you again for a job well done. Ruth Ann(Lott) Edwards

 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-04-18
Comments:
Hi Jerry - just wanted to thank you for putting the info about the Garten Family Reunion on the website. We're looking forward to meeting lots of "new" (to us) Gartens this year. We've been in contact with several "lost" or unknown (to us) relatives working with you on the website. You are truly a great asset with this site, as are Kim Fowles, Ellen Bisson, and all the other contributors. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Clarice Caskinette <claricemarie@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-04-16
Comments:
I am also a descendant of Venters , I live in Dodge City , Kansas and found this site by researching Venters in Kansas . Anyone wanting to contact me about Venters I would be interested in sharing information .
 

Name: scott joseph <skjjoe@kcnet.com>
Date: 2006-04-13
Comments:
great sight im the son of duane joseph
 

Name: Vera (Garten) Wood <marvwood@cwia.com>
Date: 2006-04-08
Comments:
My parents were Guy and Marian Garten. Thanks to all of you for all the time you've spent putting this together. It is great to hear all the stories and learn more about the community where I grew up. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Jim Pfaff <jimpfaff@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-03
Comments:
My great, great grandfather, Joseph Pfaff was a farmer in Hazelton in the late 19th century. Seeking to do research on his life and family
 

Name: Janice Sabatowski (Vera Garten's Daughter) <rnsab@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-04-01
Comments:
I really enjoyed perusing through the website:)
 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-04-01
Comments:
Hi Jerry - you did a fantastic job on the obituary for my brother, Dr. James Garten, Th.D. I have forwarded the link to the family, Jim was a Doctor of Theology, thus the Th.D title. I'm sure this will mean a great deal to Kathy, the kids and grandkids.

Keep up the good work! You are always so prompt in adding anything that is sent - you must work on this all the time!

 

Name: Karen <kry62@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-30
Comments:
I enjoyed this site very much. Have never been there, but just looking at the pictures brought back memories of things simliar to that, that we did as kids. I love old photos.
Thank you for doing that page
Karen

 

Name: Tavy Baier Dunn <kscowgirl57@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-29
Comments:
Thanks, Kim for all the help that you did. Really do appreciate it as well as others do to. Tavy
 

Name: Alice (Hoagland) Burghart <aliceburghart@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-22
Comments:
I am enjoying learning more about Sun City and my grandfather (Homer Hoagland). Thanks for this great site.

 

Name: Jean McKay <elmcreekfarms@havilandtelco.com>
Date: 2006-03-20
Comments:
Fascinating information! I have been spending a lot of time just reading everything on each page. What you have put together is truly priceless.
 

Name: Leigh Groendycke <leighg@cyberlodg.com>
Date: 2006-03-20
Comments:
Just browsing.
 

Name: Rick Mead <rickmead@direcway.com>
Date: 2006-03-16
Comments:
Thanks to everyone for putting these things online. It is nice to be able to surf the net and find pictures of relatives that you didn't know you had.
 

Name: Ruth Rosol <rrosol@ecentral.com>
Date: 2006-03-12
Comments:
Very impressive web site!
 

Name: Linda Davis McDowell <rjlamcd@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-02-28
Comments:
I am glad to have found this information. Murray Davis is my grandfather. I have very little information on that side of family and now I have my great grandmother's name. <br>Thank you.
 

Name: Melvin E. Martin <figgby@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-02-28
Comments:
The son of James R. and Ida Caroline Olmsted was my uncle Ronald who was still borne. Jim Olmsted was my grandfather and the blacksmith there for many years. Many of my family are buried there at Sun as my grandparents called it. I am doing research on the family of William Solomon Freeman, my great grandfather, and Mary Caroline Freeman, my great grandmother. I am particularly interested in where they came from and who their parents were. I lived at Sun for a while and can contribute the info I remember. If you are interested e-mail me. Thanks.
 

Name: Marietta Hammer <mariettajean@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-26
Comments:
I want to thank Shirley Brier for transcribing the news article about JOSEPH P. HARDESTY. He is my Great Grandfather and I knew very little about him. This is a wonderful article describing his personality. I wasn't even sure where he died so this has led me to some great findings for the family. Thanks again. Marietta Hammer
 

Name: John W. Nixon <jnixon@cyberlodg.com>
Date: 2006-02-23
Comments:
I enjoy what you have typed up on this site. My dad was Harrison E. Nixon, GR.DAD was Harry Nixon and Gr. Granddad was E.H. Nixon. I still live in Medicine Lodge. <br>Thanks again.
 

Name: Lesley Clingerman <bohodo7@fuse.net>
Date: 2006-02-14
Comments:
Thank you for the information you have gathered. I found a marriage notice for Man(n) Clingerman. Researching from Ohio I don't often find our surname.
 

Name: Kaye Kuhn <ptreaty@sctelcom.net>
Date: 2006-02-06
Comments:
The site is great. And I will send the link to our web designer, along with some other changes for the site.
 

Name: Emily Jane (Heydenreich) Ewert <janeewert@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-01-29
Comments:
This is a very interesting site, thank you for doing this as I was raised south of Medicine Lodge and love learning the history.
 

Name: Donald E. Guild <tdon@ptsi.net>
Date: 2006-01-29
Comments:
Very happy to see this site to preserve the history of Barber county. Family lived in Medicine Lodge from 1936 to the 1980's. Keep up the good work. Don
 

Name: Jan Johnson <Rickjanj@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2006-01-28
Comments:
I would like to thank all of the contributors to this site. It's very informative. A special thanks to Ellen Bisson for all the help she has given me. I never could have located so much information on my family without her help. Thanks again, Jan.
 

Name: Bill Miller <billamiller@juno.com>
Date: 2006-01-17
Comments:
It was interesting seeing the web site. I was a bit disappointed not to find some information about my ancestors the GOFF family. Leonard Church Goff and his wife Anna Cecilia Preston/Goff had 8 children all born in Kiowa and a number of them are buried in Riverview cemetery.
 

Name: Pamela Yeo <pamelayeo@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-09
Comments:
Thank-You for letting me read my Great Grandmother's obituary. What a nice suprise. (Louise Anderson).
Thank-You and god bless you.

 

Name: Francina evans <lazzy_mommy@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-12-28
Comments:
Thanks to you I might of have solved a family mystery
 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-12-13
Comments:
Hi Jerry - thanks for adding Myrna's picture of the Natural Bridge near Sun City! I only remember going there once as a child, but the pictures brings back lots of memories from that time. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Dean Reeves <deanreeves@msn.com>
Date: 2005-12-08
Comments:
Jerry Ferrin

I would like to get in touch with Mary Lou (Elsea) Hinz, regarding the photograph of the "Roundup in Barber County Kansas 1894", and would like to obtain a copy of that photograph. My great grand father is among those listed as being a member of the roundup. His name is Denver Boggs, and was listed as a cook in that particular picture. I was able to obtain a copy of Thomas A. McNeal's book "When Kansas was Young" that was mentioned in the footnotes to the photograph. It gave the family a whole new insight about the man, he disappeared in 1906 while attending his father's funeral in the Pueblo, CO area. My grandmother Alice Boggs Reeves always said that he may have met with foul play, but no body was ever found.

If you would be so kind to forward this email on to Ms. Hinz or anyone that you know of who may have the photograph, so that I may try to get a copy, it would be greatly appreciated.

Also I would like to compliment you and all of the others on the Barber County website, it is the best that we have ever seen for a small community. You all should give seminars on how to build an very informative and complete website.

Thank you,
Dean Reeves
Rio Rancho, NM

 

Name: Deb Packard <dspackard@freemanhealth.com>
Date: 2005-11-17
Comments:
My in-laws live in Medicine and I wanted to learn as much as possible about it. Great Site. Great pictures.
 

Name: John Heublein <heublein@ksu.edu>
Date: 2005-11-16
Comments:
Dad's name was Albert. Mistyped!
 

Name: John Heublein <heublein@ksu.edu>
Date: 2005-11-16
Comments:
I am the son of Fern and the late Alber Heublein of Medicine Lodge, Kansas. I grew up on the farm southwest of Isabel and graduated from the Isabel school system, BS degree from Kansas State University, and MS degree from Emporia State University.

Thank you for this page

 

Name: Richard Moses <rxdad4@mchsi.cpm>
Date: 2005-11-11
Comments:
Fantastic site. I found some good info about some of my relatives. We traveled to Medicine Lodge last year on a search which led to Highland Cem. I found most of my search and much more, but I can't locate Alice Kinney who was the wife of James Kinney and parents of Hattie, Lottie, Thomas and Richard and William Kinney (Kenney). Alice died between 1915-1929?? Can't find her only. She was daughter of an early settler in Henry Co in Illinois and would be my gr-gr Aunt.
 

Name: Loren Vinson <lorenvca@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-10-29
Comments:
My ancestors lived in Barber and Sumner Counties in the late 1800's. My grandfather, Sylvanus B. Vinson, was born on a farm in Sumner County, Kansas. Grandpa Vinson once wrote that one of his brothers, Charles Arthur Vinson, was born on February 29, 1884, in a Log Cabin on what later became the Hastings Ranch, located 1 mile east of Sun City, Kansas. I have seen a letter from about 1922 from Homer H. Hastings (a brother of my great grandmother Emma Alice Hastings Vinson) with the letterhead of "Hastings Ranch." also living at that time at the ranch was Homer's brother, George W. Hastings. Therefore, I feel a strong connection with that neck of the woods!
 

Name: Jaunita Weidner Cain <jaunitacain0@lycos.com>
Date: 2005-10-27
Comments:
Trying to find any Weidner/Widener info. Really appreciate the assistance from everyone! Thank You, sincerely--Our Weidner ancestors, went through Barber Co. and part of them eventually settled near Enid/Ames Oklahoma, during the land rush.
 

Name: Chris <jonesturtle@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-25
Comments:
Thank you for finding and publishing the obituary of David Worsdell! This was very helpful in finding more information about my family. You are awesome!
 

Name: tim b. shanks <shankstb@bp.com>
Date: 2005-10-24
Comments:
my mother was KATE ELLEN DOWNTAIN her father was OSCAR W DOWNTAIN who was GEORGE DOWNTAIN'S SON. Was related to LEWIS DOWNTAIN -CHARLES H DOWNTAIN ETC.ANY INFO WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS
 

Name: Lori Lial <Treesearcher28>
Date: 2005-10-20
Comments:
Guess I should tell you all who I am. My great grand parents were Lundy & Ida (Hoagland) Hawkins. My grandparents are Glen & Venita (Hoagland) Hawkins. Grandpa died in 68 and grandma is still alive and kicking. She will be 93 in Dec. My parents are Darrell & Joanna (Powers) Hawkins.
 

Name: Lori Lial <Treesearcher28@aol.com>
Date: 2005-10-20
Comments:
I like this wedsite. I would like to contribute some things but right now my computer is down. I go to my sisters once a week to read my emails.
 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-10-18
Comments:
Jerry - thanks so much for sending me the link on Lasswell, KS! Enjoyed it very much, and it's another link to my Trotter heritage.
 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-10-17
Comments:
Now I'm on another quest! Does anyone out there know where Lasswell, KS is located? Are there any buildings still standing? I had an Uncle (Frank M. Trotter) who was born there September 28, 1906. Would appreciate any information.

Thanks,
Bonnie (Garten) Shaffer

 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-10-14
Comments:
Thanks, Jerry, for the wonderful web site! Also, thanks to you, Kim, for all your assistance, and to you, Shirley, for finding Aunt Opal, Uncle Roy, and Uncle Albert's obituaries! Looking forward to seeng the one for Uncle Glen. You are all doing a great job.
 

Name: Floyd Robinson <benicia1943@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-13
Comments:
I was lead to this site by another searcher and found a couple items on my Robinson Family. thanks much, and I hope to find more in the future.
 

Name: Bonnie Shaffer <bonnieshaffer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-10-09
Comments:
Thanks to all who have contributed obituaries, photos, etc. to the Garten pages on the website! It's nice to have sources other than just me to assist in this. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Catherine Green <greenks@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-10-03
Comments:
Many thanks for posting obit of Kate May Darling Hitt, a relative. nice website!!!
 

Name: Opry <wilmoreopry@webtv.net>
Date: 2005-09-30
Comments:
Hey Jerry,
Great job on the Barber county web site. Also nice way to jump from Comanche to Barber County links and visa versa, at the bottom of the Home pages.
Great lnformation about the counties and the Wilmore Opry. Thanks from the vast Opry family and us.
D & L

 

Name: Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland <echoagland@aol.com>
Date: 2005-09-21
Comments:
My thanks to Ellen (Knowles) Bisson for making the obituary of Fred Homer Hoagland's maternal grandfather available on this site. We had never seen an obituary for Newell Greeley Rowley until now. We knew that he had been a Barber County commissioner but did not know the years he served.
We both have enjoyed reading about the individuals and stories about them. Fred can remember many of the things we find here. Since I have never lived in Barber County but have collected information about the area and the people for most of the 63+ years that we have been married.
Elizabeth C Hoagland

 

Name: Jacob Hertz <katmanjacob@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-16
Comments:
The site has much information about Barber county. Will check back as you update the site for information on my ancestors.
 

Name: James Garten <jgarten@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-09-08
Comments:
What a joy to read a little "history" of Sun City Baptist church! I remember so vividly Sunday School, VBS, etc. as a kid. However, I probably was one that most wanted to "forget". God bless you all.
Dr. James Garten

 

Name: Treva (Garrett) Massey <masseyfamily1@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-09-01
Comments:
I have records and pictures of early Barber County, KS families of the following surnames: BLACKMORE, GARRETT (GARRIOTT), ROWE, and MATHEWS from Sharon, KS.
I will try to get these together to submit to your pages.
Thanks for your fine efforts.

 

Name: S. Scott <scscott1@myway.com>
Date: 2005-08-31
Comments:
great website. Very enjoyable reading. Researching Scott, Chase and Pease familys of Central New York.
 

Name: Dale Couch <ddcouch@quixnet.net>
Date: 2005-08-30
Comments:
Great Site!
 

Name: Jonathan Russell Green <jon.green@thehartford.com>
Date: 2005-08-26
Comments:
Jeanne,

Thanks for putting the pictures of my grandfather Russell Pete Smith on the website. I have heard nothing put great things about that man. I can't wait until the day I finally get to see him in heaven. God Bless.

Jon

 

Name: Jeanne Freeman <jeafreeman@aolc.om>
Date: 2005-08-25
Comments:
Thank you so much for posting these wonderful pictures to go with the obituary for my Uncle Pete. Even though he's been gone these many years, I remember him with great fondness.
 

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

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

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

Bud Adams roots go back through Kentucky to colonial America.

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

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

 

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

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

Jeanne

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Thanks,
Jerri Venters Taylor

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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