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The Binger Journal

March 25, 1921, Column 5

Mr Frank SKELTON was born in the state of Arkansas May the 22, 1871, was married to Etta FERGUSON. To this union six children were born one of which has passed to the great beyond.
Mr. SKELTON was an intense sufferer from a severe attack of appendicitis to which he succumbed. He suffered intensely and made the remark that death to him would be a great relief. His family and neighbors did all they could to relieve his suffering, but all in vain. God had seen fit to call. To which the deceased seem anxious to answer.
There remains to morn his loss, his wife and five children, Cyrus Jewel, Raymond, Artis and Guy, one sister living in Mississippi and a half brother and a host of friends. Mr SKELTON was a good husband and a good father. Was friendly with all whom he come in contact with.
Rev. R. G. KOONS officiated at the funeral. The family wishes to thank the many friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses which they manifested through their dark hour of trial.
Submitter's Note: Additional information by submitter: Frank SKELTON was my grandfather. His death date, not submitted in the obiturary. It was, March 21, 1921. He is the son of John Franklin and Sarah Ann Abigail BOLTON, McCULLOUGH, SKELTON.
Submitted by Ivelyn Kay Skelton Blanton
Submitted by Evelyn Skelton Sell


May 10, 1927

Entombed for 20 Minutes Workmen Call For Help

Cyrus SKELTON, ex-service man, age 31 came to a sudden death by sufficiation Tuesday afternoon when he wa caught in an avalanche of dirt on state highway No. 41, four miles east of town.
SKELTON, CHILDERS, EARP and JONES were building a bridge on the highway and SKELTON was digging the trench for the abutment and was about four feet deep, when the other side of the bank which extended up something like twelve or fourteen feet gave way and crushed him. Kerbo saw the slide when it started and shouted a warning, but the falling earth was to fast and caught SKELTON as he was making a leap for safety.
CHILDERS and KERBO set to work in an endeavor to rescue' him, JONES and EARP having just left with a truck for town for material, and at the time of the accident was still in sight of the bridge, but could not be haled. CHILDERS said with only two to work, he soon realized it a hopeless case to save him, so left KERBO working and rushed to the nearest telephone a quarter of a mile away and called for help.
Dr. HAWN, R. L. ELDRIDGE and others rushed to the scene of of the accident and with CHILDERS after removing about four feet of dirt reached the victum of the accident. Dr. HAWN administered medical aid and did everyhthing in his power to revive him, but due to the fact that he had been entombed for something like twenty minutes, it was impossible.
The body was brought to the family home here in the west art of town and held for funeral services, which were held Thursday afternoon at the high school auditorium. Rev. J. J. STRUTTON, minister of the Baptist Church officiating, the local American Legion in charge. Intement in the Binger cemetery.
He leaves to mourn his death his mother, two brothers, two sisters, two Aunts and a host of friends.
Additional information by submitter: Cyrus was my Uncle. He is a brother to my dad, Raymond SKELTON. Cyrus is burried in the Murray Cemetery at Binger near his Parents and two brothers.
Submitted by Ivelyn Kay Skelton Blanton
Obiturary Listed Below

Thursday, May 19, 1927

Cyrus Houston SKELTON was born October 26, 1895 at Pangburn, Arkansas and died May 10, 1927 at 2:30 o'clock at Binger, Oklahoma, age 31 years, 7 months and 16 days.
The family moving to Texas when he was six years old, he spent the most of his boyhood days there. When he was 21 years old he moved to Binger where he lived until his  death.
At the call of his country on October 3, 1917, he enlisted in the army and served one year and eight months, eleven months and fourteen days of which were spent in France with Co. A. 131 M. G. Bn. of the 36th, Division. At the conclusion of the war he returned to the U. S. and to Binger, spending the rest of his life providing for his widowed mother and family. Cyrus was a member of the local American Legion.
He leaves to mourn his untimely death, his mother Mrs. Etta SKELTON, two brothers, Raymond and Guy. Two sisters, Mrs. Jewel MASON and Artis SKELTON. A host of other relatives and friends.
Submitter's Note: Additional information by submitter: Cyrus is my uncle. I am the daughter of Raymond his brother. Cyrus was never married. He is burried in the Murray Cemetery in Binger.His birth date on the stone is wrong but was never corrected by his family.

Submitted by Ivelyn Kay Skelton Blanton
Submitted by Evelyn Skelton Sell

June 14, 1982

BINGER-----Services for Artis Geneva Meeks, 73, of Binger were held at 2 p.m. today in the Binger Baptist Church with the Rev. Cletus Doster, pastor, officiating.   Mrs. Meeks, a housewife, died Saturday at SouthWester Memorial Hospital in Weatherford. She moved to Caddo County with her parents as a child and was a member of the Binger Baptist Church.   Her husband, Homer, preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, O'Neal and Homer Jr., and Herman: two daughters, Gearlene King and  Donna Long: 16 grandchldren, and six great-grandchildren.
Burial was in the Binger Cemetery under direction of the Gragg Funeral Home.
Submitted by Evelyn Skelton Sell

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