I am searching for Lovelace Family History in Argentine Kansas

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I am searching for the Lovelace Family Histroy in Argerntine Kansas. My father Fred Lovelace was born there on May 21,1915 and I know his siblings and his father were born there. I am looking for information about Charles Lovelace and his family who settled there from Virgina
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http://www.kansasheritage.org/kssights/argentine/030.htm#simmons

This is a link to the Centennial Historty of Argentine, Ks. web site. Has some interestin history included.

There is a Charles Lovelace on census born Tn could not find one born Va.

The one from Tn

Birth:  Jun. 25, 1830
Elizabethton
Carter County
Tennessee, USA
Death:  Mar. 24, 1919
Turner
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA

from wife's obit
she married Charles Lovelace in 1894. Mr. Lovelace died last year. Mrs. Lovelace continued to make her home on the farm.

BAPTIST SEMINARY AIDED

Mrs. Lovelace aided in the establishment of the Baptist Theological seminary in Kansas City, Kas., in 1901, when she and Mr. Lovelace gave the Merrick K. Barber endowment fund to that institution...

INTEREST IN SHAWNEE MISSION

In the late fifties, Mrs. Lovelace was interested in the Baptist mission among the Shawnee. In the last few years of her life, she had been interested in the little Baptist church at Turner, Kas.

E.F. Heisler, who also came to Wyandotte County in the early days, said last night concerning Mrs. Lovelace: "The Barber farm recalls many pleasant memories. I will never forget the delightful days spent as a guest at the farm which lay along the Kaw River bottom."

"Towards the end of the Civil War, I attended a dance at the Barber home. Everyone was worried at the outcome of the struggle, but we managed to forget the war during the evening, which was spent in dancing and frolicking about the spacious grounds at the Barber home."

EARLY DAYS ARE RECALLED

"In the early days, I visited the home often. I walked the distance from old Wyandotte more times than I rode. When I rode, it was on horseback or in a wagon. When the bridge went out shortly after the war, Turner virtually was isolated from Wyandotte. To visit Turner, one either had to swim his horse across the river or row."

Mr. Heisler explained that the Lovelace farm adjoined that of Mr. Barber. Mr. Lovelace failed when he later erected a smelter where ores from as far south as Mexico were smelted. Mr. Heisler said the smelter was not successful owing to the poor machinery. A saw mill was operated by Mr. Lovelace which sawed the boards for the old Southern bridge to Turner.

Mr. Lovelace was active in political circles in old Wyandotte County. Mr. Heisler related incidents in which Mr. Lovelace assisted him in gaining office...
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KANSAS CITY STAR
July 30, 1921

TRIBUTE PAID PIONEER

 

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