Gathering photographs, interviewing people, and researching the early
history of businesses, schools, churches, and cemeteries was a fun,
but time-consuming job! Cemetery research was a very big part of writing t
he Mayfield Book. Larry & Elaine Clark, and Norman and Sherry Kline
walked Mayfield area cemeteries, documented tombstone inscriptions,
and verified information.
Sherry & Elaine are shown here by Elaine's great-grandfather, Elias Evans.
Norman and Sherry Kline walked and documented the burials
in the Osborne Cemetery that lies just east of Mayfield.
Norman & Sherry pose by Roderick Remine and
Frances (Hitchcock) Stocking's graves,
Sherry's paternal great-grandparent's.
Mayfield Softball Teams
L - R -- back row: Melvin Chitwood, Jack Yearout, "Dewey" Snider, Harold "Fred" Stocking, Floyd Eugene "Gene" Heasty. L - R -- front row: Ron Woodbridge, Gene Metzen, Roger Cranmer, Dick Segraves.
Left to Right: Back row - Dorothy Stayton Wade,
Georgia Roberts, Roy Stayton, (manager & coach),
Elizabeth Magill (catcher) and Carol Ruth Roberts.
Middle Row - Maxine Deffenbaugh Kline, Margaret
"Peggy" Stocking, Betty Roberts, Marcella Threlfall,
and Lucille Amman, Pitcher. Front Row:
Ruth Ann Miller and Edith Mae Woodbridge Porter.
The photographer in this picture was looking northwest, and the Deffenbaugh
and Roland Miller farmsteads are visible in the background.
L to R: Doris Miller (Dean's twin), Dorothy Armstong, Anna Marie Ellison, Elizabeth McCreary, Ruth Anna Miller, Kathleen Deffenbaugh, Maxine Deffenbaugh, Geraldine McCammon, (teacher - later married Bob Walcher), Orville McCreary, Neel Lauterbach, Lloyd Miller, Eugene Heasty, Bruce McCreary (almost hidden from view), Bill McCreary, John Ellison (almost hidden), John Hyndman, David Deffenbaugh, Raymond McCreary, Dean Miller. (Gene Heasty photo)
Pleasant Valley School Students
(Sherry's Note: This school was located on the north side of Elmer Stocking's pasture, between the Stocking farm and the Stayton farm, in the NW 1/4 18-32-2W, just a little over a quarter mile east the junction of HWY's 49 south and 160. In 2003, part of the school's foundation remains, and is in the right of way next to the road, Highway 160, just west of the small bridge there.)
Harlan and Harry
farmers, Harlan Barry and Harry Gerberding, take a break from
harvesting wheat to pose in front of their combines. This photo
is one of Elaine and Sherry's favorites in the Mayfield Book.
Peeking out of the Outhouse...
John Duvall peeks out of his backyard outhouse.
Outhouses were a common site in most backyards even till the
mid 1950's, and you were really 'uptown' if you had a "two-holer.
This tiny little 10 x 12 shiplap home was the first home of Roderick
Remine and Frances "Fanny" Stocking when they homesteaded
west of Mayfield. They lived in this small little house for two years.
Their first child was born in this home, and they had to put the table
outside at night just to go to bed.
They traveled into Indian Territory to gather wood to burn for heat when
buffalo or cow chips ran low.
2010 - Maureen Taylor tours the Mayfield area...
www.maureentaylor.com, and speaker for the 2010 Kansas
Council of Genealogical Societies Conference enjoyed touring
Sumner County with Larry & Elaine Clark and Sherry Kline.
Standing on the Chisholm Trail
Following the Civil War, The Chisholm Trail passed through the
middle of Sumner County, Kansas. Shown here standing by
the marker near Mayfield, Kansas is Photo Detective
Maureen Taylor, Elaine Clark, SCHGS Chair for the
Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies Conference,
and SCHG' 1st Vice-President, Sherry Stocking Kline
2011 Photo of the Mayfield Community Center
Today, Mayfield's new Community Center is a work in progress,
being finished as donations and grants become available.