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I invite you to enter a query for your Custer County ancestors. Click on the query book below. Please note that the purpose of the query
page is to put you in touch with other people researching the same name in Custer County.
Since I do not live in Custer County, I can not  personally do research for others,
 as a foster county coordinator, I merely maintain the pages. Enter your query information exactly as you want it to appear.
Be sure to let me know, if you find your family or get a lead on them from the page. I will put up a new page with your story or information on it! Thanks and good luck in your
Custer County Quest!


Opened Jan 2011


Surname: KELLER
Submitted on 25Mar2015 by
Joan
Searching for a birth record for Gerald Leroy Keller, born 19 May 1907. His mother was Grace Keller or possibly Murphy who had moved to Thomas, Oklahoma, for his birth. In later years, this gentleman used the name of step fathers, Murphy or Alexander causing confusion to family researchers.
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Surnames:  SHEPHERD, HOWENSTEINS
Submitted on 13Oct2014 by:  Rhonda Cischke
Trying to find out who Minerva Adeline Shepherd's parents were. I am from Custer County and my Great Grandfather was Abraham Lincoln  Shepherd. My Grand Father was Benjamin Franklin Shepherd. I knew the Howensteins from Arapaho.
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Surname:  DICE
Submitted on 14Aug2014 by Terry Stoffer

Looking for any death information on William Dice and his wife Eliza.  He was born in 1837 in Ohio and she was born in 1840 in Pennsylvania.  They were still living in 1920 in Barrity (Sp) Township.  Under the census index, the last name is spelled Vice.  Any information would be helpful to complete a family line.
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Surname: School Name?
Submitted on 27Mar 2014 by: Allen & Cindy Atha

I have a copy of a 1909 school picture I think is from Custer County Oklahoma.  It's a photo of the original picture and not real clear but I am sure the teacher is holding a sign that says Distinct. 94, Mrs. Hand(?) and the name of the school might be Sun Rise. Does anyone know if there was a school in Custer County Oklahoma with that name and where it was located?  My Grandpa, John H. Grant is in the picture, about 14 years old.
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Surname: ANDERSON
Submitted on 20Dec2013 by: Greg Anderson
I would like to know if anybody has Info. on a Virgil Lee Anderson ? His Father
( James ) is my gg Uncle. I have Information on Virgil's grandfather Abraham.
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Surname:  JACKS
Submitted on 11Jan 2013 by Karen Mazzola
Looking for help in acquiring my grandfather's obit if possible. He was Jesse J Jacks born Sep 1895, died 29 March 1955 at the TB sanitarium in Clinton, OK.
I would be glad to pay for time and any other costs incurred.
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Surname: STIRMAN
Submitted on 11Jul2012 at: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.oklahoma.counties.custer/1078/mb.ashx
looking for obit for Eva Stirman who lived in Weatherford, death would have been after 1920. Eva was born 1866 in Iowa.
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Surname: KAPPEL
Submitted on 22Mar2012 by Mike Bowen

I am researching my Oklahoma ancestors. They are Fredrick and Christina (Lehr) Kappel. They farmed in Custer Co., Oklahoma. Fredrick Kappel and his children were listed in the 1910 and 1920 US Census for Grant Co. Fred and Christina are buried at Prairie View Cemetery. I would like to have their obits if available. Please reply with costs.
Fredrick Kappel (born 23 Jan 1863, South Russia-died 16 Aug 1925, Grant, Custer Co, Oklahoma)
his wife
Christina (Lehr) Kappel (born 13 Apr 1869, South Russia-died 2 May 1910, Grant, Custer Co., Oklahoma)
I think Fredrick second wife was Mary Kappel. Any reference or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Surname: SHARP
Submitted on 13Mar2012 by Betty Johnston
My Great Grandmother Laura Isabell Sharp died in 1944 and is buried in Custer Co,  I would like to find the name of cemetery where she is Buried.  Hope someone can help me.
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Surnames:  COOKE, MEDDERS, WALLACE
Submitted on 5Mar2012 by: Ron Hutcheson
I am attempting to located information on four individuals that are buried in Clinton Cemetery, Custer County. (listed below) The information below is unsourced, so may not be 100% accurate. I have requested a photo of their graves via Find A Grave. Do you have any suggestions on how I can locate further information, newspaper articles, obits etc on them? I am relatively new at this. I do subscribe to ancestry.com and have located some information there.
Carl MEDDERS, b: abt 1905- death: 29 Oct 1958: wife: Lois Vivian COOKE, b: abt 1904: Lois's parents James Bolton COOKE, b: Dec 1867 d: 08 Dec 1948: Julia WALLACE, b: Feb 1874 d: 13 Feb 1963
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Surname: GREEN
Submitted on 24Feb2012 at:
http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.oklahoma.counties.custer/1076/mb.ashxResearching the Greene family lived in the Custer Co., OK Lived in the area in the early 1900's. Some of the Greenes moved to NM. Chalmer Langdon and Sarah Eleanor (Carver) Greene are buried in Mound Valley Cemetery in Custer Co., OK. I would appreciate any information on the Greene family
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Surname:  SNODGRASS
Submitted on 21Feb2012 at: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.oklahoma.counties.custer/1075/mb.ashx
Looking for obit for Mildred (Morris) SNODGRASS, who died in Custer County on 23 Dec 1993. She is buried in the Arapaho Cemetery in Arapaho
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Surname:  BURNS
Submitted on 19Feb2012 at: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.oklahoma.counties.custer/1074/mb.ashx
Looking for any info on the murder of Roy Dale BURNS in Weatherford. The murder was supposed to have been committed with a shotgun and at one time his brother was accused of it. The murder remains unsolved and I would appreciate any information I can get. He had two brothers named Adrian Wayne BURNS 1917-1995(the accused) and Orville Denton BURNS 1920-1945.
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Surname:  ROGERS
Submitted on 2Feb2012 at: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.oklahoma.counties.custer/1073/mb.ashx
Searching for a obit for Sarah J Rogers, last known residence was Arapaho Ward 1, in 1910. Sarah was born 1831 in Virginia.
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Surname: BUSSING
Submitted on 24Oct2011 by: Les Bussing
My ancestor, Addie E Bussing was a school teacher in the Thomas school district in the early 1900ís. She married a Mr. L. G. Miller in 1906 and moved eventually to Ohio. I would appreciate any information on Aunt Addie, or Adeline as was her given name
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Surname: MILLER
Submitted on 18Oct2011 by Theresa Miller
Searching for information on my uncle Carl R Miller. Born Dec 1936 and died June 1998.  His parents were Clarence and Florence Miller of Eureka KS. Carl's last known residence was in Hammon, OK. He had a brother named Clyde also from Eureka KS
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Surname: BLAGG
Submitted on 20Aug2011 at: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.oklahoma.counties.custer/1069/mb.ashx


Looking for any death or obit information on these two. Jesse was born in 1849 in Benton County, Arkansas and died before 1898 in Thomas, Custer, Ok. or Duke, Greer County, Ok.  They were married 27 Mar 1879 in Denton County, Texas.  Nettie died between 1900-1902 in Denton county, Texas. Any help would be appreciated.
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Surnames: SAUER, STITES
Submitted on 7Aug2011 at: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.oklahoma.counties.custer/1068/mb.ashx
Looking for a marriage for Hattie Stites. The last name of the groom is Sauer. The marriage was sometime between 1900 and 1903.
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Surnames: ROBERTS, DOUB, RIVER BRETHREN CHURCH
Submitted on 13Apr2011 at: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.oklahoma.counties.custer/1066/mb.ashx
I recently obtained an obituary for Alice Roberts from Thomas, Custer, OK. The obit says that Alice "was a member of the River Brethren church and had been in the mission work for twelve years." She was also a foster mother which might have been related to the church. The obit also says "Funeral services were held at Bethany church...by Rev. D. L. Doub." I would like to find more information about the River Brethren church. Is it the same as the Bethany church? What type of mission work was she involved in? Please reply if you know anything about this church or have any ideas to help me find out more.
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Surnames: SHIELDS, spaulding
Submitted on 3Apr2011 at: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.oklahoma.counties.custer/1065/mb.ashx
Looking for an obituary and burial information for Alice Shields.  According to the SSDI, she died March 1979; last residence in Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma. Her maiden name was Spaulding. Her husband was Carl A. Shields (b: 1878, d:?); they had at least three children.  Two of their children (Carl A. Shields, Jr., and Eola Belle Eslick) are buried in Clinton Cemetery, so I suspect that may be where Alice and her husband are buried, but I have not found them on any indexes.
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Surnames:  GREENWOOD
Submitted  on 2Feb2011 at: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.oklahoma.counties.custer/1062/mb.ashx
Does anyone know the origin of the name Greenwood for the Weatherford cemetery? Was there a Greenwood community or individual?
Thanks, Bonnie

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