Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

For Genealogical Help in Sedgwick County, contact:

Wichita Genealogical Society

PO Box 3705

Wichita, KS  67201-3705

e-mail: mailto:info@wichitagensoc.org

or the

Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society

PO Box 1121

Wichita, KS  67201-1121

SG   Sedgwick County, Kansas, was established in 1867.  It was created out of Butler County and named after John Sedgwick, the highest ranking Union General killed during the Civil War. The county seat of Sedgwick County is Wichita, Kansas.

Sedgwick County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

Does It Pay?

A Wichita minister took for his text last Sunday, “Does It Pay.” From the number that are in operation and the number anxious to start, we should answer in the affirmative. – The Peabody Graphic The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January 17, 1895. Page...

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Did The Deacon Take The Coal?

Peter Gibson, a deacon in the Colored Baptist Church at Wichita, was arrested a few evenings ago charged with stealing coal from the cars in the Missouri Pacific yards.  For some time parties have been stealing coal there and watchmen have been unable to catch them. ...

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Calvin Race Buried Yesterday

Calvin Race, an old settler and esteemed citizen, was buried yesterday. He died suddenly of heart disease Sunday night at 11 o'clock. He was justice of the peace for Valley Center township, Sedgwick county, and father of A.C. Race, deputy treasurer of your county. He...

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Emma Shepherd Burned By Gasoline

A most distressing, and as now reported, a fatal gasoline accident occurred at No. 611 East Central Avenue, near the Santa Fe railway, at 3 o'clock yesterday, in which Miss Emma Shepherd, 14 years old, was frightfully burned. The particulars obtained by an Eagle...

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Fight May Cause Death

Two boys 18 years old, in Wichita, had a fight, and the smaller, John Chapman, struck the other, Frank Lacie, with a base ball bat, fracturing the latters skull, and then escaped.  Lacie will probably die, and Chapman is well started for a dime novel cover.  The...

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Clearwater Tornado

Quite an energetic  specimen of cyclone or tornado passed down the valley of the Ninnescah last week.  A house in Clear Water, belonging to Mr. Dunscomb, was missing about that time and only a piece of the roof has been heard of since.  Considerable damage was done to...

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