This is what i have on our family line. I' am trying to find a bit more detail on each of my Grandmothers lifes,like stories of them who they were so to speak,were they were raised, local folklore of their time,what the family was like,
This is what i have on Alva Smith
While Alvin Smith lived in Nortan .
He took an active part in public affairs and was an officer in the school district he lived in,
From the time of its organization.
He was a Leota man during the county seat contest,and was a republican in politics.
He left home on August 20,1885, and has never been seen nor heard of since,
Except once some time in the fall of 1885 F,M.Lockard met him in Lyons Kansas.
No reasonable excuse has ever been offered for his strange actions as his home was surroundings were of most Pleasent and Lovering character.
(My Father William Thomas McGinnis )
Tells of Grandfather Smith,departure as if it were due to Horse Ressler,
His heard had been stolen,Grandfather Smith went after them He had trailed them for weeks
His son had left shortly after grandfather Smith had,
to the boys return all traces of the Horse's and Grandfather had been lost.
Grandfather Smith was never heard from again at least bye his Family he had left behind.
Do you know any one of my grandmothers I would love to hear from you,
.Della Maxine Cummings, born January 15, 1922 in
Ogden Kansas; died April 06, 2001 in Salina Kansas
Christine Mae Michals, born March 26, 1905 in Norton Kansas; died September 01, 1979 in Salina Kansas.
.Mary Ann Pruitt, born September 17, 1895; died September 17, 1895.
Lillie Ade’lial Smith, born September 13, 1862; died June 26, 1946.
.Mary Hardin Simmons, born October 30, 1830 in Washington Co,
Kentucky; died July 10, 1901 in Powhaten Brown Co, Kansas.
.Mary F Price, born July 07, 1840 in Knox County Ohio; died May 13, 1917 in Norton Kansas.
.Sarah Cornetta Thompson, born October 03, 1877 in Agency Iowa; died February 18, 1942 in The home of her sister, Mrs, A.L.Caeter, Norton Kansas
.Orpha Watkins, born August 24, 1838 in Paxton, Vermilion, County,
ILL; died May 22, 1915 in Sequim Clallam County, Washington
Amanda Jane Cowger, born April 24, 1854 in Keokuk, Wapello County,
Iowa; died May 06, 1920 in Norton Kansas
Charity Benbow, born November 03, 1845; died March 09, 1906.
Elizabeth Green, born in Culpepper VA; died 1822
. Sarah Downey, born November 19, 1813 in Nicholas County Kentucky;
Died January 08, 1908 in Sigourney Iowa.
.Prudence Beldon Overturf, born September 09, 1833 in Bricken County
Kentucky; died September 25, 1917 in Wapello County Iowa
Almira Lane, born August 29, 1813 in Tioga, County, PA; died May 29,
1852 in Vermilion County, ILL
.Mary Polly Webster, born April 29, 1810 in Prince Georges MARLAND;
Died January 21, 1897 in Emit McDonough, ILLINOIS
.Elizabeth Underwood, born 1692; died 1786
Sarah Cook, born August 24, 1778 in Middlesex County, Billerica
Pennsylvania; died January 12, 1854.
Martha Hood died September 18, 1814 in VA.
Mary Ann Wilcox
Chloe Stevens, born 1807.
.Ann Reed, born October 12, 1798