Thank you very much for the great details. I gather you haven't found the Ethells in 1900 either. That would be the place to confirm whether this J.E. was married to Lillie or not but, as it looks, I am assuming so at this point. After the holidays I will see if anything more can be turned up. Lillie might not connect at all to the Lysters I have worked on in the neighboring Kansas counties but; there were other Lysters in Kansas but not in this south part. Of course there might be a perfectly reasonable explanation and I just haven't recognized it yet. Thanks again.