Monthly Archives: January, 2013

A Kansas City Detective Story, “What Ever Happened to Harry?”

Harry Morris came to the United Stated from Russia. He was handsome and ended up in Kansas City, Missouri.

Harry Morris

Harry Morris

He married Flora Kramer (Kremer), daughter of Aron Kremer & Tema Malka Rykles from Kejdany,Kovno,Russia, Lithuania. After their marriage in 1909 — they had six living children Sam, Milton, Joseph, Ida, Max & Isador.

Flora Kremer Morris

Flora Kremer Morris

Census

Census

The Morris Children

The Morris Children

Sometime after the 1920 United States Federal Census, Harry Morris disappeared. Harry left Flora with six children & no one has ever been able to find out what happend to him. His guardian, Samuel Tranin, had gotten into trouble with the legal system, but there is no evidence that that Harry was a part of his trouble.

If anyone could offer any hints on how to find information on an almost 100 year old cold case, please let us all know. Even this long ago, it is interesting that someone could completely disappear.

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2012 in review

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and finally, the Page family Christmas Cards!

Nanny and Daddy Ray were early photographic addicts. My brother and I have the best “baby books” ever. We have slides and photos of almost everything we ever did. For people who aren’t famous or important, we certainly have a photographic history. There are a few missing years that I will search, but this is what I have found at this point.

So here are the Page family Christmas cards — I’ve tried to put them in order, but I am not sure of all of the dates.

Joe Page, probably 1950

Joe Page, probably 1950

Joe & Jan Page, 1951

Joe & Jan Page, 1951

The Page Family, 1952

The Page Family, 1952

Jan & Joe Page, taken at Grand Lake, OK in 1953

Jan & Joe Page, taken at Grand Lake, OK in 1953

1954, Joe & Jan Page

1954, Joe & Jan Page

Joe & Jan Page, 1955

Joe & Jan Page, 1955

The Page Family, 1957

The Page Family, 1957

Page Family, 1961

Page Family, 1961

The Page Family, 1972

The Page Family, 1972

Wonderful Family Christmas Cards from 50 Years Ago. How quickly time flies.

I received a surprise package in the mail today from a childhood friend who was visiting her 97 year old father. The connection point here is Winfield, KS. Her grandfather & grandmother were friends of the Kelley family as her grandparents were Dr. & Mrs. Wilmer. Her mother was Mrs. Josephine Wilmer Moore, a good friend of all of the Kelley girls. As my friend was going through her parent’s albums, she came across a bunch of our family (from the Kelley side) Christmas cards. She thoughtfully put them in the mail and voila! I decided to post them as a reminder of all of our Christmas’s past.

from the Moreland family, Virgil Moreland & Patricia Kelley Moreland

The Moreland Family

The Moreland Family

The Moreland Family

The Moreland Family

From the Bumpas Family, Andrew Bumpas & Margaret Kelley Bumpas

Timothy Bumpas

Timothy Bumpas

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bumpas3

bumpas4

bumpas5

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And Finally the Robert Kelley Family!

KelleygirlsChristmas

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