My Present Past
A genealogical experience
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Background:
$40,000 of silver bullion sitting on a freight cart.
This is the way the silver ingots looked when delivered by
express wagon from the Argentine Smelter, which was
then shipped to the U. S. Treasury by the A. T. & S. F.
Louise Lorraine Marshel, daughter of Elijah and Martha Sabin was born August 28, 1850 in New Albany, Floyd,
Indiana. She was married to John B. Marshel on November 20, 1872 in Albany, Indiana. She arrived with her
family in Argentine, Kansas, 1882. She was an active member of the
Congregational Church. Was the second
matron in 1902 of
Tirzah #85 Chapter O.E.S., a member of the Hawthorne Club and Grand Organist in 1908,
the year Mary (May) Crawford was Grand Matron of Kansas.
Louise Marshel passed away at the home of her daughter, Jennie L. Herrick at 1708 Metropolitan, Kansas City,
Kansas on July 22, 1921. She is buried with her husband, John at
Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.
Hugh A. and Hetta Jackson (Butcher) Bankead were friends of Edward and Sadie Engel.
Hugh was a conductor for the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad in Argentine.
Hetta was active with Sadie in social events in Argentine.
She was born March 05, 1854 in
Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia
Hugh and Hetta Bankead lived in Montgomery County, Kansas in
1885. They arrived in Argentine in early 1890.
Above:
1900 Census Hugh and Hetta Bankead




Left:
1920 Roster of Railroad Men
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad
H. A. Bankead Eastern Division Conductor
Seniority Date: October 31, 1894
Argentine, Kansas