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Received 21 January 2000.

My grandparents, Arthur Barge CHAFFEE and Martha May HARPER were married October 24, 1898 in Towner, Kiowa Co., CO. She was born there July 21, 1877 to George W. HARPER, MD, and Mary Jeanette PIERSON. She had a brother also named George W. HARPER. Her father died about 1880 in Kiowa County, and her mother remarried R. W. MAYNE and had more children. I am looking for information about any of the above people, and especially about George W. HARPER, MD. There are no records of him in the NGS Deceased Physician File. I especially want to know who his parents ar

Submitted by:   Connie (in the state of Washington)


Received 5 December 1999.

I'm looking desperately for one of my ancestors. His name is Howard DAVIDSON born in the 1870/80's in Kansas, moved to Kiowa Co, married and live and died there, but we don't have his wife's name or children. Would someone be so nice as to do a lookup for me in the marriage books at the time. Married should have been in the 1890's. Thank you so very much.

Submitted by: Chuck Davidson


Received before 20 Sept 1998.

Am looking for info on ABBOTT family. My grandfather, William Harry ABBOTT says on my mothers birth certificate that he was born in Chivington, Kiowa County, CO. According to her birth certificate he was 26 years old in 1914 which means he was born in 1888. Any help appreciated.

Submitted by: Joyce Wommack


Received before 9 Sept 1998.

I am looking for information on John ABRAMS who lived in Chivington, Eades and Sugar City, Kiowa County, at the time the railroad was built. My great-grandmother, Mabel Clementine Abrams RAFFINGTON (his daughter) homesteaded land in Kiowa County. Any information would be appreciated. I don't have much to begin with.

Submitted by: Amy Mire


Received 5 April 1999.

I am looking for information on my ggrandparents, Savanah NEWELL, b 3/24/1893 to George Washington NEWELL and Nancy FISHER NEWELL in Barber, Co., Kansas and homesteaded in Kiowa Co. CO. at the opening of the Cherokee Strip (info please) in 1914 and info on her husband Frank Campbell BUNCH, b 7/25/1889 to James Jewell BUNCH and Sarah Martha CURRY in Farmersburg, Indiana and homesteaded in Kiowa Co. Colo. next to Savanah's homestead in 1911 (or vice-versa). They were married 10/14/1917 in Lamar, CO. In 1919 or -20 Bunch traded homestead for one in San Luis Valley. Last lived in Canon City, disappeared March 1929. Newell homestead said to still be in family.

Submitted by: Teresa Walter


Received before 16 July 1999.

My name is Steve Craven and I am researching my family tree and my grandfather Oscar o. CRAVEB lived in Kirk, Colorado for a time before he moved to Edgewater, co. My father, Lavelle E. CRAVEN was born in Kirk. what I'm looking for is any records to show if my grandfather was a farmer or rancher. What ever information or resources you could provide me with would be helpful.

Submitted by: Steve Craven


Received before 16 July 1999.

I am looking for burial information regarding FOX and CLEMENTS in cemeteries in Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado. I have been told that an organization has copied tombstones in these cemeteries. Will someone please tell me where I can find this information!

Submitted by: Don Fox


Received before 16 July 1999.

My name is Ginnie FLANDERS and my husband is a descendant of the MOUSEL family from Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne County, Colorado. My husband's Aunt Sadie MOUSEL married Joseph OSWALD. The Oswald ranch is located on the Cheyenne-Kiowa County line.

Submitted by: Ginnie Flanders


Received before 16 July 1999.

Looking for any information on Samuel Andrew RANSOM (known as Dan) and his wife Kate. He was born Mar 9,1875 in Indiana, died Mar 24,1922 in Colorado, and was buried in Eads CO. His parents were Israel Newton RANSOM and Rebecca Jane RANSOM (HOTTEL). Samuel and Kate's children are Clarence R. RANSOM, born 1912, and Edith L. RANSOM, born 1915. Samuel is recorded living with his family in Kiowa County in 1920.

Submitted by: B.J. Ransom


Received before 16 July 1999.

I am seeking any information whatsoever on the family of Commodore and Martha SEELEY who lived in Kiowa County. Martha died in a Denver hospotal on May 28, 1924 and was buried in Denver.. Does anyone know if there are copies of old newspapers or a listing of obituaries available for research. Plan of being in Eads in September and would like to do some research.
Thank you.

Submitted by: Retmil @

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