Kincaid is a city in Anderson County, Kansas, located in the South central portion of the state. The population was 178 at the 2000 census. Kincaid is about 15 miles South-southeast of Garnett, just East of Highway 59.


Early Kinkaid Life Through the Eyes of the Kinkaid Gazette
May 10, 1907 - Mrs. Lucinda Powers, Kincaid, the littliest woman in Kansas and said to be the second littliest woman in the world, went to Iola to vist the former Mrs. Tom Thumb, with whom she is well acquainted.

Mrs. Powers is only 42 inches high and has resided in Kincaid about 10 years and held the position of telephone central at Kincaid.

Nov. 2, 1889 - Nelson Powers and Ella Siegler were married Nov. 2 at the residence of Elder Clark.

June 12, 1891 - Mrs. Davison (Davidson) Powers died at her home south of Kincaid, Wednesday, June 10th of paralysis. The remains were interred in Fairview Cemetery, Wednesday.

June 3, 1892 - Married Sun. May 29, at the home of the bride, A. D. Ensign, of Needles, CA. & Nora Powers, of this township. The bride is the daughter of Davidson Powers, a farmer south of town, and the groom is a stranger in this community.

June 3, 1892 - Married at Garnett, Wed. May 25, Chas. Powers and Lillie Wheeler, both of this township.

Sept. 5, 1902 - To Charles Powers & Lillie Powers, a boy born Sept. 1.

Jan. 15, 1904 - Charley Powers bought the August Wehmeyer farm of 160 acres. That makes Charley 320 acres of fine land and two sets of good buildings.

(Aca Powers had the west 160, Mary Powers Francis (Debs) had the middle 80 acres, and Dale Powers the east 80 acres, when I was growing up. Debs and Mary left the farm around 1943, as best I recall. Dad bought the 40 acres adjoining our farm and Dale bought the 40 acres adjoining his farm).

Aug. 12, 1904 - Raymond, son of C. H. Powers and wife, died at their home SE of Kincaid, Aug. 5, aged not quite 2 years, of brain trouble.

The child had not been well for some time. Funeral was held at Fairview at 4.p.m. Saturday and interment made in the cemetery at the church.

Nov. 14, 1890 - Squire Powers, Bronson, son of D. D. Powers, was lately married to a very pretty petite lady of Illinois. Powers is only 4ft. 2 in. tall and his bride is a head shorter than Squire. On returning to Bronson from their wedding trip they were met by the band and the civic societies of which Powers is a member, and escorted to their home.

Dec. 17, 1909 - Charley Powers was in town wearing a very large black eye. He says he got a lick in while cutting wood.

Mar. 11, 1910 - T. H. Wehmeyer and Nathan Powers and families left here for Colorado to make their homes.

Feb. 1, 1918 - Asa (Aca) Powers is ill with pneumonia at Camp Doniphan.

Feb. 5, 1920 - Aca Powers and Hazel Whitcomb were married at Garnett last week.

July 17, 1924 - Ozark - Born to Aca Powers and wife, July 13th, twin girls. (Viva Jean and Veta Joan)

Sept. 13, 1928 - Fairmount - Mr. & Mrs. Aca Powers, a girl, Shirley Mae, born Aug. 29.

Feb. 14, 1929 - Little Sylvia Arlene Powers, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Aca Powers, has died. She was born near Kincaid, KS. Nov. 7, 1922 and died Feb. 10th after an illness of about a year. Funeral was held Tuesday morning and interment made in Fairview cemetery. She leaves her parents, 4 sisters and 1 brother, 3 grandparents, 3 great grandparents.

Mary Goehring, Marjorie Ferguson, Jennie and Viola Paddock acted as pallbearers, and Marjorie McCollam, Florence Segaser and Geraldine Henderson were flower girls.

Nov. 27, 1930 - Aca Powers have moved into their new house.

Dec. 12, 1918 - This weeks casualty list appears the name of Aca C. Powers, Bayard, wounded slightly.

May 15, 1919 - Saturday the people of Kincaid and country around will formally welcome home the returning soldiers of Rich township. Four more of our boys arrived home Saturday night after a year's service in France, Perry Woods, Aca Powers, Quinn Reynolds and Walter Cushing.

They all belonged to the 35th Div. and 137th Regiment...........All business houses in Kincaid will close Saturday, May 17th, to honor the boys.

July 27, 1922 - Mrs. Dale Powers was taken to Iola hospital, Tuesday, and operated on.

Aug. 3, 1922 - Charles Henry Powers was born Oct. 17, 1864, at Avon, Illinois, and died July 28 in Kansas City, KS., being 57y. 9m. 11d. old.

In 1867, the Powers family left Illinois and came to Kansas, when Charles was three years of age, settling on the old home place 41/2 miles SE of Kincaid. In March 1896, he joined the M.E. church. In 1892 he married Lillie Wheeler. To them five sons and two daughters were born, one son preceding him while in his infancy. His illness was of short duration, and his sudden death a shock to the community. He was taken acutely ill a week ago Saturday. Local doctors were at a loss as to what it was, and he was advised to go to the hospital, and he left for there on Thursday. When he arrived there and was examined, he was advised that nothing could be done. Physicians at the hospital diagnosed the trouble as uremic poisoning. His suffering was excruciating. Funeral was at the Fairview church. Interment was made in the cemetery across the road, where the parents and other relatives are buried.

He leaves the wife, and sons Roy Dale, Asa (Aca) Carl, Elgie, and Lane Howard, and daughters Mary Mabel and Eulete Maud Powers, one brother and one sister.

April 6, 1917 - Charley Powers is grandpa for the first time, a son having been born to his son Dale and wife last week.

Nov. 16, 1917 - Charley Powers says he has made 3500 gallons of sorghum this year, which is not half enough to go around.

March 1, 1918 - Charley Powers, who farms and acts as president of a bank for pasttime, reports that last year off five acres of ground he sold $900.00 worth of products. He planted sugar cane and sold from it $500 of sorghum and $400 worth of cane seed. That is nearly $200 to the acre.

Sept. 9, 1920 - Charley Powers started his sorghum factory up again at his Sunshine farm. Charley is located in his new $10,000 home, 1/2 mile south of Kincaid, and moved his factory here from the old farm and has rebuilt it new. One can see the process from the cane stalk to the rich yellow sorghum.

Oct. 21, 1920 - Mrs. Lula (Lola) Powers Lewis, Holly, CO., came to Osawatome, called by the serious illness of Squire Powers, who died there Oct. 15th. His body was brought here Saturday to the home of his brother, Chas. H. Powers.

Squire Francis Powers was born in Warren Co., ILL. Dec. 8, 1851 and died Oct. 15, at the age of 68y. 10m. 7d. He came to Anderson Co., KS. with his parents in 1867, and resided at home on the old home farm SW (SE) of town until grown. He learned the jeweler's trade and worked at Bronson, later in Kincaid, where he had a jewelery store.

Squire was a dwarf........In the early 1890's he married Lola, also a dwarf, in Illinois. No children were born to them. His former wife, now Mrs. Lola Lewis of Holly, CO; two brothers, Charley of Kincaid, and George of Centralia, WA., and sisters Emma Armentrout of Centralia, WA., and Nora Ensign of Arcata, CA. survive him.

Dec. 17, 1915 - Dale Powers and Miss Hubbard were thrown from their buggy Sunday evening near John Sisson's. The horse became frightened at an auto. Miss Hubbard's arm was broken.

Feb. 11, 1916 - Dale Powers and Lavern Hubbard went to Mound City, Feb. 3, and were married by the judge. The bride is the 2nd daughter of L. E. Hubbard and wife, 4 miles east of Kincaid and been residents here the last four years. The groom is the oldest son of C. H. Powers and wife, born and grew to manhood in this township. He is a young farmer.

July 8, 1920 -The week old son of Dale powers and wife died July 6. Burial was made yesterday.

June 14, 1923 - Rich Valley - Saturday was Dale Powers 30th birthday, and Sunday was Mr. Wheeler's 68th birthday, so a dinner was given at J. Ross', and, paper says, 340 relatives and friends were present.

Jan. 5, 1928 - Ozark- Carney Barr and Dale Powers killed 60 rabbits in three hours the other day. They are worth 10 cents each at Mildred.

April 16, 1931 - Fairmount - Dale Powers had his tonsils out Thursday.

Sept. 29, 1921 - Moses F. Nevitt was born in Zanesville, Ohio, Mar. 16, 1849, and died at his home in Mildred, KS. Sept 22, age 72y. 6m. 6d.

He married Quintilla Powers June 1, 1869. To them two sons were born, Rollin R. and James. He moved with his family to Caldwell Co., MO., in 1880, and engaged in farming. In 1907, he and his wife moved to Allen Co., KS. where he continued to farm, until two years ago when his health failed, and they moved to Mildred.

Sept. 6, 1923 - W. F. Wheeler, who has been here with his daughter, Mrs. Lillie Powers for some time, left for Waynesburg, KY. to visit his father, who is in his 94th year.

Apr. 1, 1925 - W. F. Wheeler returned to Kincaid from Kentucky, where he was called last September to be with his father in his last sickness.

John R. Wheeler was born July 11, 1830, in Kentucky, and died at his home in Waynesburg, Mar. 23, 1925, age 94y. 8m. 12d. He was never out of his home state.

He married five times and was the father of 11 children, 6 still living. He also had 42 grand, 61 great grand and 17 great great grandchildren.

He was the grandfather of Mrs. Lillie Powers of Kincaid.

Feb. 6, 1930 - Mrs. Lilly Powers has moved back to her old home place south of Kincaid. She changed her name to Mrs.Clyde Montgomery last October.

Nov. 12, 1912 - Mildred - The 3 year old son of Mrs. Nelson Powers died at Iola. It was brought here and remains laid to rest in Fairview cemetery.

Jan. 12, 1917 - Elgie Powers brought in a rabbit one day last week to prove to the agriculture class that a rabbit's front legs were joined to its body only by muscles. Eldgie proved his point.

March 23, 1917 - Tattler - Elgie Powers has made a hot bed and is going to grow enough garden to pay his way to school next winter.

May 17, 1917 - Tattler- Kincaid took second to Westphalia in the 6th annual track meet..........On Kincaid's team, Matthews developed a bad Charley horse and could not show his usual speed on the track. Powers (Elgie), our discus and shot man was off following an attack of appendicitis, and Sisson ran one quarter fo the relay with tonsillitis.

June 15, 1922 - Mildred is soon to have a newspaper, which will be printed at Blue Mound. Elgie Powers is editor and Russell Nevitt editor.

June 26, 1924 - Elgie Powers left on a pleasure trip to the Pacific coast.

Jan. 7, 1926 - Elgie Powers returned to Los Angeles.

June 10, 1926 - Elgie Powers, born and grew to manhood here and graduated from Kincaid High school. Following the death of his father he was for some time a bookkeeper at Mildred State Bank, from which he resigned to go to Los Angeles and is in business for himself. He writes his mother, Mrs. Lily Powers, that he has taken unto himself a wife.

May 3, 1928 - Kincaid high students won one 1st and two 2nd in Tri-State contest at Pittsburg last week - Maudie Powers took first in psychology, Fred Dixon 2nd in reading and Carl Rodick 2nd in low voice vocal solo. Maudie gets a one year scholarship at Pittsburg.

May 24, 1928 - Nineteen graduated from Kincaid High school Wednesday evening, with ceremonies held in city hall. Maudie Powers was valedictorian and Garland Badders salutatorian. Maudie could not give her speech because of throat trouble, so Dorothy Huggins read her address.

Sept. 17, 1909 - Murray Powers, Roseville, Ill., is here visiting his cousin, Charley Powers.

Sept. 20, 1912 - The little 2 year old boy of Mrs. Ella Powers has infantile paralysis.

Nov. 22, 1912 - Mildred - The 3 year old son of Mrs. Nelson Powers died at Iola. It was brought here and remains laid to rest in Fairview cemetery.

July 14, 1927 - Quintilda (Quinitilla) Jane Nevitt died at her home in Mildred July 8. She had been ill for some time. The funeral was held at the home Sunday and burial made in Fairview cemetery by the side of her husband. She was the daughter of David H. & Elizabeth Wright Powers, born June 1, 1846 at Eaglesport, Ohio, and was age 81y. 1m.7d. of age. She married Moses F. Nevitt on her birthday, June 1, 1869. He died six years ago. She is survived by sons, Rollin R. of Mildred, James A. of Braymer, MO., 3 grandsons, 1 g. granddaughter, and two sisters, Mrs. Verna B. Austill of Hamilton, MO., and Mrs. Nellie Creig of Nettleton, MO. She was a quiet, unassuming woman and loved her home and children. In early life she united with the Christian church and on moving from Ohio to Hamilton, MO. changed to the Baptist church.

Kincaid is located at 38°5'1N, 95°9'13W (38.083502, -95.153612). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²), all land.

As of the census of 2000, there were 178 people, 73 households, and 41 families residing in the city. The population density was 137.5/km² (354.9/mi²). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 71.0/km² (183.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.38% White, 4.49% Native American, 1.12% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.81% of the population.

There were 73 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 39.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 111.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,857, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $20,694 versus $14,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,472. About 7.0% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 4.9% of those sixty five or over.

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