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Genealogy Fun


Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):
1)  We all have 8 biological great-grandparents.  Where and when were they born, where and when did they marry, and where and when did they die?

I confess. It isn’t Saturday night, but often Sunday morning when I write these blog posts.

This week’s task is an easy one. All I have to do is open my genealogy software and pull out the needed information.

Two of my eight great grandparents were born in Kansas. The other six came to Kansas as a child with their parents. They all lived most of their lives in Kansas and are buried in Kansas.

  • Judson Foster Crawford, the son of Washington Marion Crawford and Mary Foster Crawford, was born 15 April 1866 in Warren County, Indiana. He died 19 Feb 1949 in Dodge City, Kansas.
  • Josie Winifred Hammond, the daughter of Richmond Fisk Hammond and Sarah Ellen Ralston Hammond, was born 9 Feb 1874 in Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois. She and Judson Crawford were married 24 Dec 1890 in Dodge City, Kansas. Josie died 27 Sep 1954. Josie and Judson are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City.
  • Hiram Miles Currey, son of Hiram M. Currey and Angelina Jane Burke Currey, was born 23 Oct 1866 in Missouri (likely Platte County). Hiram married Winnie May Hutchinson in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Hiram and Winnie lived in Leavenworth County before moving west to try farming in Rooks County, Kansas. Discovering that he wasn’t a farmer, the family returned to eastern Kansas and lived in Olathe where Winnie died. Hiram lived in the Kansas City area before moving to western Kansas to live near and with his daughter, Winnie Crawford. Hiram died 15 Sep 1943 in Dodge City and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery
  • Winnie Mae Hutchinson, the daughter of Albert Hutchinson and Julia Harding Hutchinson, was born 6 May 1871 in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. She died 23 Sep 1913 in Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas. Winnie is buried in the Olathe City Cemetery, Olathe, Kansas.
  • Edward Grant Briles, the son of Noah Washington Briles and Sarah Jane Thompson Briles, was born 18 Jul 1869 in Coffey County, Kansas. E. G. Briles died 23 Jul 1951 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Emporia, Kansas. He is buried in Crandall Cemetery in southern Coffey County, Kansas.
  • Frances, Artlissa Ricketts, daughter of James Marshall Ricketts and Rachel Elmeda Chrsty Ricketts, was born 7 April 1868 in Clinton County, Indiana. She went by the nickname, “Artie”. Artie and E. G. Briles were married 19 Feb 1890 in Woodson County, Kansas. Artie died 28 Apr 1947 in Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas. She is buried beside her husband in Crandall Cemetery, Coffey County, Kansas.
  • Charles Oliver Mentzer, son of George Mentzer and Emeline Minnick Mentzer, was born 1 July 1869 in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois. Charles married Nettie Adell Wells on 18 Oct 1893 in Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas. Charles died 15 Aug 1955 in Newman Hospital in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas. He is buried in Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Kansas.
  • Nettie Adell Wells, daughter of Thurston Kennedy Wells and Salome Adell Crandall, was born 5 Feb 1873 in Woodson County, Kansas. Spending her life in rural Woodson County, she died 9 Feb 1939 in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas. Nettie is buried alongside her husband in Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Kansas.
Me with my grandmother, Winnie Currey Crawford and my great grandmother, Josie Winifred Hammond Crawford

One thought on “Genealogy Fun

  1. You are the only one this week with all 8 settling and living out their lives in one state. That’s quite amazing for the time period.

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