Alexander Query and Sarah Henderson Query

Alexander Query was born about 1832 in Canada according to census and his military records. He died on January 17, 1894 in Cloud County, Clyde, Kansas.  On April 2, 1866 he married Sarah A. Henderson. She was born about 1850 in Maryland and died in Clyde, Cloud County, Kansas.

I have had lots of trouble trying to research Alexander and his family. His surname has been recorded in many different spellings probably due to the fact that Alexander’s native tongue was French so he probably had an accent that was difficult to understand. Various spellings include:  Query, Queary, Quary, Quarry, Querry, Queree , Querrie and even LaQuire.

Alexander was a prisoner of war during the Civil War.  His war records are online here and also at my website I do have more information about him and his family.

 Children of Alexander and Sarah Querry:

Ella Zennia Query –  born on March 26, 1867 in Lee County, Iowa January 12, 1952 in Vining, Ks. She married Elmer Morton Dawson, son of James M Dawson and Sarah Margaret Laflin, on February 27, 1893 in Clyde, Kansas.

Mary Elizabeth Queary –  was born on February 18, 1869 in Lee Co, Iowa. She died on February 13, 1933 in Lebanon, Boone Co, Iowa. She married Edward A. Beaman on 07 Nov 1886 in Clyde, Cloud Co. KS. They had two children: Frank Beaman and Samuel Beaman.

The Death Record of Boone Co, IA, Book 26, page 58 – Mayme Elizabeth Beamon, husband E.A. Beamon, she was born 18 Feb 1869, died 13 Feb 1933. She was born in Iowa, father Leander Queary born Canada, Mother: Sarah Henderson, born Maryland.

minnie  beaman-frank-minnie

Minnie and Frank Beaman c.1920’s – 1930’s  The back of the photo on the left only says “me, her and him”  which doesn’t help in identification of the man to the left of Minnie in the photo that is holding the doll.

Ida B Queary – was born in 1872 in Iowa. She died in 1956 in Clyde, Cloud Co KS.  Her first husband was John A. Gray, May 28, 1902 in Concordia,  Cloud Co, KS.  Second marriage was to John O. Shutters.  He was born on March 10, 1857 and died on 20 Jul 1899.

Marriage Record, Cloud Co, KS, Vol A, County Clerk:  John A Gray, Cloud Co, Clyde; occupation, railroad; age 30; white; born Pa.; Father’s Name Jacob Gray; Mothers name Sara Henderson; Bride Ida Shuthers, Clyde, Cloud Co; age 29 years; white; born Iowa; Fathers name, Ellick Querry; mothers maiden name Sara Henderson; no. of bride’s marriage, one; Where and When married, Concordia, May 28 1902.

John A. Gray and Ida B. Queary had the following children:

  • Vera Gray was born in 1903.
  • Alice L. Gray was born in 1906.
  • Ethel Gray was born in 1908. She died on 31 Dec 1995.
    (Ethel Gray Shutters was a resident of Estelle’s Nursing Home in Clifton at the same time that Grandma Martha Cain was in the nursing home.  They were good friends and cousins.)

John O. Shutters and Ida B. Queary had one child:

  • Carl Shutters who was born in 1898 and died April 9, 1978.

Emma J. Queary  – born 1874

Mary E Queary – born February 1870

I believe this photo may of Alexander Query about the time of the Civil War.

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