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Charles Joslin Call's Business Ventures in Wichita, Sedgewick County, Kansas, 1889-1895

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My great grandfather, Charles Joslin Call (1859-1939), lived in Stafford, Genesee County, New York for most of his life, except for a few years when he and his family lived in Wichita, Sedgewick County, Kansas. I’ve always been curious about the family’s Kansas years, since my grandmother, Evelyn Clara Call (1895-1962) was one of four children born to Charles and his wife Elizabeth Ann Coe (1862-1956) in Wichita. Like many other families, the Call family went west in search of greater economic opportunities. According to Elizabeth, “In the Spring of ’89 Papa [Charles] went West to find a business to engage in. He went to Denver where Uncle Frank and Aunt Sarah were, but decided to go to Wichita and locate. We were very happy there, but business did not pay. We went Apr. 17, 1889, arriving the 19”. 1 Charles’s first business venture in Wichita was with the Wichita Steam Pipe Covering company. On 6 April 1889, C.J. Call of Stafford, New York was listed in a newspaper article as one of

Lucas Wurtz Hankins (1831-1910)

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  The fourtieth and final photo in the album is Lucas Wurtz Hankins (1831-1910), husband of Mary Ellen Ross.  Lucas Wurtz Hankins was born 31 October 1831 at Ten Mile River, Sullivan County, New York, son of John Hankins (1803-1847) and Susan Thomas (1811-1885). He married Mary Ellen Ross (1835-1914), daughter of John Ross (1791-1837) and Sarah Kellam (1797-after 1850) on 5 August 1857 at the home of Benjamin Tyler.  Lucas and Mary Ellen had three children: Laura Ardella (1858-1859) Howard Ross (1863-1922) married first Emma M. Chappins, second Martha M Hanning William Lucas (1872-1930) married Mary Jane Kellam Lucas Wurtz Hankins died 11 December 1910 at Manchester, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, and is buried in Hillside Cemetery, Damascus, Wayne County. This is a composite image created in photoshop. The album page the photograph was originally in was in very bad shape so I moved it digitally to a similar page in the album with Lucas' name on the nameplate.  About the  Hankins/Ross

Unidentified Woman

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  The thirty-ninth photograph in the album is of an unidentified woman, so no clue who she is, or how she is connected to my family. About the  Hankins/Ross Photo Album Previous Photo in the Album:   Samuel Howard Hankins Next Photograph in the Album: Lucas Wurtz Hankins

Samuel Howard Hankins (1848-1917)

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The thirty-eighth photograph in the album is Samuel Howard Hankins, brother of Lucas Wurtz Hankins. Samuel Howard Hankins was born 26 May 1848 at Hankins, Sullivan County, New York, the son of John Hankins (1803-1847) and Susan Thomas (1811-1885). He married Lillian Celestia Waite (1853-1915) at Hollisterville, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.  Samuel and Lillian had five children:  Frederick Waite (1876-1877) Nellie Harriet (1878-1880) Walter Howard (1882-1931) married Minnie Edna Gilchrist (1884-1939) and Elizabeth J Francisco (1879-1974) Eva Lillian (1883-1884) Maud Winifred (1885-1932) married Clarence Homan Twitchell (1881-1958). Samuel Howard Hankins died on 17 July 1917 in Binghamton, Broome County, New York and is buried at Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City, Broome County.  About the  Hankins/Ross Photo Album Previous Photo in the Album:   Delezenne R Tyler Next Photograph in the Album: Unidentified Woman  

Delezenne R Tyler (1869-1940)

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  The thirty-seventh photograph in the album is Delezenne R Tyler (1869-1940), grandson of Mary Ellen (Ross) Hankins' half siblings Benjamin Tyler (1818-1913) and Rosetta Ross (1819-1888).  Delezenne R Tyler was born 29 July 1869 at Damascus, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, son of Rufus R Tyler (1840-1908) and Wealthy A. Lukens (1848-1918). He married Julia Ross (1871-1950), daughter of Elias Ross (1829-1902) and Barilla Tyler (1840-1922), on 30 November 1892 in Fremont, Sullivan County, New York. Delezenne and Julia had one son, Howard Tyler (1894-1959). Delezenne R Tyler died 3 October 1940 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, and is buried in Hillside Cemetery in Damascus.  About the  Hankins/Ross Photo Album Previous Photo in the Album:   Jessie Lillian Bush Next Photograph in the Album: Samuel Howard Hankins

Jessie Lillian Bush (1869-1885)

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  The thirty-sixth photograph in the album is Jessie Lillian Bush, niece of Lucas Wurtz Hankins.  Jessie Lillian Bush was born 17 August 1869 in New York, the daughter of David Tyler Bush (1838-1876) and Susan Abigail Hankins (1841-1917). She died of consumption on 22 March 1885 in Summerville, Charleston County, South Carolina, and is buried in Grand Street Cemetery, Susquehanna, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.  About the  Hankins/Ross Photo Album Previous Photo in the Album:   Rebecca Thomas Hankins Next Photograph in the Album: Delezenne R Tyler

Rebecca Thomas Hankins (1835-1918)

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  The thirty-fifth photograph in the album is Rebecca Thomas Hankins, sister of Lucas Wurtz Hankins. Rebecca Thomas Hankins was born 20 October 1835 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of John Hankins (1803-1847) and Susan Thomas (1811-1885). Rebecca taught school for many years in Sullivan County, New York. She died on 20 July 1918 in Binghamton, Broome County, New York. She is buried in Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City, Broome County.  About the  Hankins/Ross Photo Album Previous Photo in the Album:   Charles Akers Johnson Next Photograph in the Album: Jessie Lillian Bush