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A. J. Skeen family in Eskridge, Kansas

A. J. Skeen family in Eskridge, Kansas
Date: 1889
This is a studio portrait of Andrew Jackson Skeen and his family in Eskridge, Kansas. Skeen was the foreman of the Tanner Ranch at Eskridge. Other members of the family are identified as Ed, Patsy, Fred, Frank, John, Sarah 'Sally', William, Benjamin, Charles, Andrew, and his mother, Malinda Denning Skeen.


Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning with their daughters

Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning with their daughters
Date: 1930
This is a photograph showing front row (left to right) Sarah Emma Preston Lanning and Aaron Lane Lanning; and second row (left to right) Pauline Lanning King, Hallie Lanning Athon, and Eva Lanning Green.


A family posed in front of their house

A family posed in front of their house
Date: Between 1875 and 1899
In this photograph, an unidentified African-American family is standing in front of their house. The location is not identified.


Alexander Staerkel and Johanna Henke Staerkel with their children

Alexander Staerkel and Johanna Henke Staerkel with their children
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This is a photograph showing Alexander Staerkel and Johanna Henke Staerkel with their children (left to right) Edna, Charlotte and Edgar. This photograph was taken in Topeka, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Creator: Baugh's Studio
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
This photograph shows Alf Landon with his father John Manual Landon in their garden. Alf Landon is on the right.


Alfred and Elizabeth Springett Mercer

Alfred and Elizabeth Springett Mercer
Date: 1870
This is a photograph of Alfred and Elizabeth Springett Mercer who came to the United States from England with their seven children. The family settled in Cottonwood, Chase County, which later became Strong City, Kansas.


Allen D. Birch and family gathered to listen to radio

Allen D. Birch and family gathered to listen to radio
Date: 1920-1929
Allen D. Birch and family are gathered to listen to radio at their home in Topeka, Kansas, in the 1920s.


Arthur Edward Mattox and Hulda Florence Parks Mattox

Arthur Edward Mattox and Hulda Florence Parks Mattox
Date: Between 1925 and 1930
This is a photograph of Arthur Edward Mattox and Hulda Florence Parks. She was born and grew up in McPherson, Kansas. At age 15, she married Arthur Edward Mattox who was born and grew up near Turney, Missouri. After their wedding on December 23, 1908, they moved to Turney where they lived and raised their children.


Bell family of Harveyville, Kansas

Bell family of Harveyville, Kansas
Date: 1858-1930
Several photographs of members of the John and Elizabeth LaVars Bell family of Harveyville, Kansas. Their children Minnie Bell, John Clyde Bell, Lelia Bell, Blanche Bell Cox, Grace Bell, and Reuben Glenn Bell are pictured, as well as several grandchildren.


Bert Kennedy and family, Seward or Barber County, Kansas

Bert Kennedy and family, Seward or Barber County, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This photograph shows Bert Kennedy and family. There are three children in the photograph. It was taken in either Barber or Seward County, Kansas. They are standing in front of a wooden building.


Canton, Kansas

Canton, Kansas
Creator: Lomax, Hugh
Date: 1929
This film presents silent footage of Canton, Kansas. Beginning with a steam engine pulling into a railroad depot, the film features many street scenes, people, schools and other small town scenes. It shows many people entering and leaving the post office or general store. It also shows many school children playing games on the playground and mothers with infants.


Carl Friend with his wife and son Paul

Carl Friend with his wife and son Paul
Creator: Bristow, Sam
Date: 1896
This is a cabinet card showing Carl Friend, his wife and their son Paul. Carl Friend was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1869. After graduating from Kansas State College in 1888, he worked as a civil engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1889, Friend entered the lumber business in Jackson County, Kansas. He was appointed to the State Board of Regents in 1902 and in 1909, he moved to Lawrence and started a lumber business and owned a farm. Friend was a member of the Advisory Council of Alumni Association of Kansas State College and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees to the Kansas University Endowment Association. He began his political career in 1933, serving as a state senator from 1933 to 1937. In 1939, Friend was elected Lieutenant Governor and served with Governor Payne Ratner until 1943.


Charles A. Richard and Lula Jerusha Ford Richard

Charles A. Richard and Lula Jerusha Ford Richard
Date: Between 1902 and 1905
This is a photograph of Charles A. Richard and Lula Jerusha Richard. She was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Ford and they settled in Nemaha County, Kansas. Charles and Lula were married September 14, 1902, and they had four sons: Glen U. (born May 9, 1905), Quentin L. (born June 25, 1907), Wilbur O. (born December 19, 1910), and Charles A, Jr. (born May 14, 1916). Charles A. Richard was a minister and lecturer in Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas. Later, he was a minister at the First Christian Church in Lawrence, Kansas. Also, he was a Republican and served in the Kansas State Senate in 1937, SS1938, and 1939 representing District 17.


Christmas party for children from the Menninger Child Care Center in Topeka, Kansas

Christmas party for children from the Menninger Child Care Center in Topeka, Kansas
Date: December 1993
A child care facility was built on the Menninger west campus in Topeka, Kansas, for children of employees. These five photographs show a group of the children and their parents enjoying a Christmas Party at Thornlea Dining Room with Santa Claus.


Clemens Fienhage

Clemens Fienhage
Date: Between 1860 and 1869
This is a tintype showing Clemens Fienhage who was born in September, 1823 in Oldenburg, Germany. He was married to Agnes Lamping who died about 1862. They had three children Bernadine (Dina) Fienhage Ronnebaum, June 12, 1852-June 24, 1925; Frank Fienhage, May 10, 1860-February 6, 1931; and a son who died in Germany at the age of 10 or 12 years. Around 1878, Clemens came to America to live with his daughter Mrs. Bernadine Ronnebaum in Nemaha County, Kansas. His son Frank lived near by and Clemens spent time with both families. He died on June 27, 1904 and is buried in the Catholic cemetery in Seneca, Kansas.


Clyde H. Forinash

Clyde H. Forinash
Creator: Stevenson, E. S. & Lady, El Dorado, Butler Co. Kansas
Date: 1886-1889
Two photographs of Clyde H. Forinash as a young child. He grew up in Wabaunsee County, Kansas, with his parents, A. Emery Forinash and Fredrica Kirkberg Forinash, and his younger siblings, including Maud who is pictured.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: March 31, 1859
Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from Topeka, Kansas Territory to his wife, Mary Holliday, who had returned to Meadville, Pennsylvania to give birth to their second child, Charles. Cyrus had been joined in Kansas Territory by his mother and two brothers, James T. and George K. Holliday. Cyrus sadly told of his mother's death at George's home in Wakarusa, Kansas Territory. He suggested that Mary wait to return to Topeka until May 1st, when Alfred Huidekoper of Meadville would issue him a loan. Cyrus also mentioned his political aspirations and two upcoming elections, the first at the Osawatomie Republican Convention, the second for delegates to the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention.


David and Jemima Beaty

David and Jemima Beaty
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This is a photograph of David and Jemima Beaty probably taken in Osawatomie, Kansas.


DeDonder children with their mother, Anna Germonprez DeDonder

DeDonder children with their mother, Anna Germonprez DeDonder
Date: Between 1970 and 1975
This is a photo of Anna Germonprez DeDonder with her children: standing left to right: Agnes (Huntsman), Anita (Ingenthron), Philip, Margaret (Kelley); seated left to right: Cecelia Sue (Noonan), Anna Germonprez DeDonder, Lillian (Tollefson).


DeDonder family holiday dinner

DeDonder family holiday dinner
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
This is a photo of the DeDonder family women fixing a holiday dinner. Left to right: Cecelia (Sue) DeDonder Noonan, Mildred Zeller, Anna DeDonder, Anita DeDonder Ingenthron, Margaret (Margy or Peg) DeDonder Kelley, Louise Zeller Dedonder (Mrs. Philip), Agnes DeDonder Huntsman.


Dennis G. Benton, Sr., with wife and children

Dennis G. Benton, Sr., with wife and children
Date: Between 1860 and 1880
Portrait of Dennis G. Benton, Sr., with his wife and children, residents of Pratt county.


Edward Cartwright and Susanna Perks Cartwright

Edward Cartwright and Susanna Perks Cartwright
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This is a photograph of Edward Cartwright and Susanna Perks Cartwright. They settled in Brookville, Kansas in the 1890s.


Eleanor Richardson to her daughter

Eleanor Richardson to her daughter
Date: Unknown
Letter addressed to Miss Eleanor Richardson in Michigan from her mother, Eleanor, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The younger Eleanor married Jotham Meeker in 1830.


Ellery Gleason family

Ellery Gleason family
Date: 1932
Two photographs of the Gleason family at a gathering in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. Ellery Gleason and his wife, Ella Haynes Gleason, their children, Clifton, Kirk, Robert, Lewis, Annie, and Richard, and their grandchildren are pictured.


Frank Fienhage and Christina Lierz Fienhage

Frank Fienhage and Christina Lierz Fienhage
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This is a photograph showing Frank Fienhage and Christina Lierz Fienhage. Frank was born May 10, 1860 in Oldenburg, Germany. He came to the United States in 1878 and settled on a farm near Baileyville, Kansas where he lived for 33 years. Christina Gertrude Lierz was born April 29, 1866 at Loose Creek, Missouri. She was the daughter of Peter Joseph and Gertrude Yeager Lierz. At age two Christina moved with her family to Kansas and settled on a farm six miles east of Seneca, Kansas. Frank and Christina were married February 23, 1886 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Seneca, Kansas. They farmed near Baileyville, Kansas for thirty-four years before moving to Seneca, Kansas. Frank and Christina had ten children, three of whom died in infancy. The surviving children were named Gertrude (Mrs. John Jacob Renninger); John Clement; Henry August; Frank Peter; Peter Paul; Mary (Mrs. William Spencer Scott); and Bertha (Mrs. Alfred Peter Woltkamp).


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