Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

John Daniel and Maggie M. Baughman,6 South 43 West

In 1880 Phillips County Kansas, John and Amanda Baughman are both 34, with William R. 10, Molley S. 8, Minnie B. 6, John D. 5, James W. 3, and David E. 1.
In 1885 Phillips County, John and Amanda are 39, William 15, Mollie 13, Minnie 11, John 9, James 7, and David 5.

In 1900 Chanute, Kansas, John D., born Jan 1835 in Pennsylvania, married 40 years to Amanda May 1838 Illinois, have John C. Sept 1878, Kansas, a teamster. William and Bert Baughman have their families on the same page.

In 1910 Graham County, Kansas, John is with his brother William 40 and Dollie 35. another brother George W. 24 is with them.
John Daniel Baughman registered in Kit Carson County, born August 28, 1875, nearest relative Mary Maggie Baughman, same address.
In 1920 Kit Carson County, John is 45, born in Kansas, wife Maggie M. 21 Kansas, with Delia 3 Kansas, and Adda M. two months, Colorado.
John proved up a quarter in 12, 6S 43W in 1921.
In 1925 Ada, 5 is with her uncle William 55 and Francis 50 in Graham County, Kansas. John is divorced in 1930 Kit Carson County, livig wtih the Henderson family.
In 1940 Kit Carson County, John is divorced, 66, working on the WPA roads, livin gwtih Everett Johnston , 65.
Possibly the John Baughman dying Oct 1, 1942, age 66 years, buried in Mountain View, Pueblo # 100204924.

John W. Baughman 1835-1927 is buried in Chanute # 98221683, with Amanda 1839-1903.
1914 Chanute Kansas "J. W. Paughman has received a clipping from a Seattle, Wash., newspaper, giving an account of vho accident which resulted fatally to his son, John W. Baughman, last week. The article says: His body hurled through the air into dense brush 200 feet distant, John Baughman met instant death at S o'clock at night when a blast of dynamite which he was using to remove stumps exploded unexpectedly. David Follette, who was working with Mr. Baughman, suffered a fractured arm. possible internal injuries, the loss of one eye and severe bruises, which may end fatally, from the same explosion. Botn lived near the scene of the accident. Early In the evening Mr. Baughman and his wife went to to the Follette home and Mrs. Follette accompanied the others to where the stumps were to be removed. Blasts were placed under six stumps. Five of the blasts exploded, the sixth, for some reason, not going off at the same time. "I'll go see what is holding that blast back," Baughman said to Follette. He approached the stump. The wives remained at a safe distance. When within a few feet of the stump a deafening explosion took place. Baughman's body was hurled 20 0 feet and Follette was thrown into the brush fifty feet away. Mrs. Baughman became hysterical and her screams attracted the neighbors. Within a short time several hundred residents of the district were searching for Baughman's body."

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