Agnes Finney - only daughter of Kate and M C Finney lived in and owned the house longer than anyone to date.
Brandon - dominant adult male- can be a bit testy at times but he also has a sense of humor and likes the kids. Many of the pranks he does to people are done to make the children laugh.
Charles Finney - He has an older sounding voice and it sounds a bit feminine. Charles would dress as a female to enter into skate competitions. I suspect that when psychics pick up on his “alternative life style” or “eccentric life” this might just be what they are referring to. Charles Finney ran for and won the position of Mayor which he had to step down from when it was discovered he was supplying the Eagles club with alcohol.
Edith - She is one of those people that everyone can relate to and everyone seems to love her. Edith is senile and will not answer her name. Can’t depend on Edith for much of anything she is just there.
Ethel- a former owner of the house.
Frank Jr. - Frank died in Kansas City Sept. 23 1906 at the hands of his mother when she turned on the gas in the room they slept. Frank often says he is in the circle. We think they have the children sit in a circle in the upstairs bedroom at times to keep them together and structured. Far as I can tell little Paul can never sit still that long so he is the exception.
Frank Sr. - Never really hear much from him in the house. Not sure how often he is around but there have been times when Joanna shows up at our investigations at other locations. Frank is the one that will smooth things over when Joanna gets everything blown out of context. He loves her but just can’t be with her for long periods of time.
Joanna Barnes - born 1862, dominant female in the house-She bought and lived in the house next door until 1906. When she moved she sold the house back to the Finney family. When living in the house Debra and Tony had a woman come in that tried to cleanse the house from spirit activity. An audio tape was recorded while this woman was at the house. I have reviewed this tape and feel very certain Joanna is the woman Tony had so many problems with while living there. Joanna was committed to the Topeka State hospital at least twice. After selling the house on N 2nd street she moved to Kansas City after remarrying Frank Sr. Just about six short months after moving from Atchison Frank Jr. dies after Joanna leaves the gas on in the room she and Frank jr. were sleeping in. Joanna has some problems, but she also has some very likeable characteristics.
James Finney - Just a regular kind of guy and brother to Charles Finney. Built the house next door and sold it to Joanna Barnes.
Mary - Both MC Finney and Kate Kathrens mothers were named Mary.
MC Finney - He and his wife Kate built this house and he died a very short time later in the house.
Paul - Paul was a young slave boy. I once heard him tell someone he was lynched. I suspect very strongly that he might just be the one that sets fires. There have been hints of this along the way but so far they will not come right out and blame him for this. Paul is a live wire and hard to keep up with. He loves attention and will often show off for you when I ask him to. He is often with Joanna but if not there is always an adult with him or very near by. Paul and the word hyperactive have known each other a long time. One describes the other perfectly.
Ruben Smith - owned the land before the Finney’s bought the land.
Ryan - related to Sallie and I would say he is between 15-22 years old.
He really never says much but I did catch that he had a slight accent and this is why we finally asked if they were related.
Sallie - I believe at this time her last name is Mathews. We have been unable to confirm this. I have heard her say daddy so I assume her dad is there. She is also related to Ryan. Sallie has either a Scottish or English accent and so does Ryan. I believe that because Sallie has family members also at the house she didn’t move with the Pickman’s when they moved from the house. Sallie was fond of the Pickman’s both Tony and Debra and she WOULD NOT have caused trouble for this couple. She is simply a sweet little girl.
Tom Byrnes - (pronounced Burns) there are two Tom’s with the same last name. Thomas Bernard Byrne born Jan. 2, 1885, in Atchison, Mr. Byrne was a son of the late George and Mary Byrne. He worked many years as a trainman for the Missouri Pacific and later entered the specialty salesman field. He traveled mostly in Kansas. This guy has been seen in his train uniform and has been mistaken for a civil war soldier by some who have seen him.
The other Tom, Thomas V. Byrne the first died in 1959. He happened to live in the 500 block of 3rd Street for many years in a house he and his wife built there. He operated a drug store here for 30 years and then went into the insurance business here. He didn’t live at this address at the time of his death. Both Byrne guys were catholic and both funerals at St. Benedict’s and both buried Mt. Calvary. Thos. V. was a long time member of the Elks club. The connection? Dr. Finney was the doctor for the railroad and as a doctor would probably have known the owner of the drug store well. One Tom probably went to him as the company doctor and the other would have known him through business.
Wanda - Really don’t know for sure where she fits in or why she is there. I don’t recall very much interaction between Joanna and Wanda but she is there and will answer if you talk to her by name.