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February 1, 1907

Mrs. Lorina LANGFORD, wife of Mr. C. E. LANGFORD, died this morning and 1:30 o'clock. Mrs. LANGFORD was Miss VAN PELT and was from Bowie County, Tex., and had been a resident of Byars about three years. She is survived by her husband and seven children.
The funeral services will be held this afternoon about 3:30 and the body will be interred at the Johnson Cemetery.
Submitters Note: Her husband C.E. LANGFORD died a short time later, orphaning seven children aged 5 to 22. The DAVIS family of Byars/Stratford helped the older sisters look after the young ones. Lorena Susanna VANPELT LANGFORD and Caleb Earl LANGFORD are the grandparents of the submitter.
Submitted by: Effie LANGFORD McDERMOTT [email protected]

March 8, 1907

Died, John McBride RIPPEE aged 45 years died about 5 o’clock Monday morning after a long illness. Mr. RIPPEE a resident of Johnson, where he had resided a long number of years. He leaves a widow, 3 sons 1 daughter to mourn his loss. The remains were interred in the cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
Submitters Note: This is my great grandfather.
Submitted by: Brenda Harper Forte [email protected]

The Byars Banner, Friday, April 10, 1914

Byars News And Advertiser
T. E. RIPPEE of Stratford, formerly a resident of this place was here Tuesday.
Submitted by: Brenda Harper Forte [email protected]

April 17, 1914

Mrs. Will RIPPEE was a Wanette visitor Monday. The small baby of Mr. and Mrs. RIPPEE is on the sick list.
Submitted by: Brenda Harper Forte [email protected]

May 1, 1914

W.D. RIPPEE who has been working in the oil fields at Cushing for several months returned home the first of the week. Bill and W.D. RIPPEE left Monday for the Crossroads at which place they are digging a cristern. A.B. RIPPEE, Jesse LITTLITON, Albert SMITH and Emory CARR spent an hour at the MCGEEHEE home where music was furnished for their entertainment.
Submitted by: Brenda Harper Forte [email protected]

May 8, 1914

Mr. W.D. RIPPEE returned last Sunday from some point west of this place.
Submitted by: Brenda Harper Forte [email protected]

October 15, 1918

Byars Booster ($.50 a year)
T.E. RIPPEE and daughter, Georgia, left Thursday to attend the Cumberland Presbyterian Synod which convenes in Amerita, Oklahoma today. Mr. RIPPEE will return by way of Oklahoma City and buy an up to date barber outfit. T.E. has opend up a new barber shop in one corner of the Tailor shop, 2nd door south of Keith Hardware Store.
Submitted by: Brenda Harper Forte [email protected]

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