6/16/2004 2:05:46 AM
Where are you From: Parsons, KS
While doing family research I discovered my grandmother`s baptism records dated April 1, 1891 from your church. She was orphaned at the age of 4 and was sent to Kansas City and was raised in a convent there by the Sisters of Loretto. I think it is great that the very church still exists and I would love to visit sometime. Does your church have burial records from long ago? I would like to know more about her mother`s death. Most likely she was buried from this church also. Her name was Katherine or Katie Sheehan Wilson and newspaper records say she died May 24, 1894. Her husband was W.F. Wilson of El Paso. I would really appreciate any information you may have. I am not sure if her father died or perhaps did not choose to raise her. I have found no records of his death, but was told she was orphaned. It is a mystery. They were Irish Catholic.
Most sincerely, Vickie Chandler