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CLOUD, formerly Shirley County, is on the west side of the sixth Principal Meridian in the second tier of counties from the north. It is bounded on the north by Republic, on the east by Washington and Clay, on the south by Ottawa, and on the west by Mitchell and Jewell counties. The northern third of the county lies in the Republican Valley, and its southwest townships are in the valley of the Solomon, making it agriculturally, one of the finest in the State.1

Organized as Shirley in 1860. County seat Concordia. The county was originally named for Governor William Shirley, colonial Governor of Massachusetts from 1741 to 1756. The name was changed to Cloud in 1867 in honor of Colonel William F. Cloud, of the Second Regiment, Kansas Volunteers.2

1. William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
2. History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)

Biographies
Description File Size Date Submitter
Bennett, Lloyd 1859 - 4K May 2007 Joy Fisher
Bonha, Kitty Mary January 12, 1860 - July 10, 1972 4K Feb 2010 Bill Boggess The Registry
McCallum, Charles 1878 - 2K Apr 2007 Joy Fisher
Soule, Harry L. May 17, 1862 - 6K Oct 2008 J. Robison
Weeks, Fred 1857 - 5K Mar 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Cemeteries
Census Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
1870 Federal Census Transcription
[|Page 0212A| |Page 0224B| |Page 0237A|]
  Apr 2000 Joann Girard
1880 Census Images   Apr 2000 Joann Girard and
S-K Publications
Court Records - Wills
Description File Size Date Submitter
Dawson, James M July 6, 1904 3K Nov 2008 Karen Pickett
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Cloud County Medical Directory 1920 5K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Obituaries
Description File Size Date Submitter
File Description Size Date Submitter
Beverly, Mary W Smith April 14, 1913 2K Aug 2007 Tricia Teiber
Bitzer, Gladys Marie Padgett Neal April 6, 1989 2K Aug 2007 Tricia Teiber
Giroux, Eva Marie Peltier March 29, 1960 2K Apr 2012 Maurene Miller
Henry, Myrtle Ivy; 15 DEC 1927 - IMAGE 84K 2 kb Jun 2004 Chuck Emerson-Henry
Neal, Paul Rexford November 11, 1929 2K Aug 2007 Tricia Teiber
Neal, Paul Rexford November 12, 1929 6K Aug 2007 Tricia Teiber
Reynard, Hester Ann Hieatt April 24, 1913 3K Aug 2007 Tricia Teiber

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