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September 12, 1901
The Coalgate Courier Cooper DAVIS want to Atoka last week to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, Mr. Jack BROWN. Mr. BROWN died the morning of Sept. 6.

Frank CONTELLIE, was hurt at the No. 9 last week by coal falling on him.

Mrs. Mary E. LUBBOCK, an aged and long-time resident of San Antoneo, TX, passed away in that city.

Robert DARKES, 32, died at Kiowa, I.T. of injuries sustain ten days before while cycling.

A son born to Leut. and Mrs. A.P. WATTS of Jolo. Mr. and Mrs. WATTS were reared in Dallas, TX and were married there. Mr. and Mrs. WATTS are the parents of the first American child born south of Manila.

Twelve year old son of Joseph BEAUCHAMP, six miles northwest of Corsicana, TX fell from a wagon while trying to get his hat. The wagon ran over and killed him.

Items below listed as "Texas Brief" section.

Gus CROSS, teamster of Plano, fell out of a wagon two miles south of Plano and was ran over and killed.

In Van Alstyne an explosion of a can of coal tar burned Roy DOUGLASS and his mother, Mrs. F.M. DOUGLASS was killed from the explosion.

Miss Ida ELZEY and Mr. B.C. ALTON were married. Present was Mr. and Mrs. Luther BRUCE..

September 19, 1901

News from Paris, TX, Sept. 14-
Lacy JONES, a negro cotton picker from Arkansas was killed by lightning on a farm of Oscar MCBATH near High Wednesday afternoon.

E.L. ROGER was shot and killed in Salem community of Hunt Co. TX.

Mrs. Myrtle TIMMONS and Jack SANDERS were married in the home of the bride's parents here in Coalgate.

The three year old son of A. HURST, north of town, died Monday and was buried Tuesday.

Bob ROWE died last Sunday of consumption, burial in Coalgate Cemetery.

September 26, 1901

At Sthoud,(?Stroud), OK. Charles HENBROW, six years old, fell in a well and was drowned.

March 1944

Died March 8, 1944
W. M. Massey dies at McAlester; Burial at Coalgate:
W.M. MASSEY died March 8 at the home of his daughter Mrs Lee CUPP of McAlester. He had been in bad health for several years. Mr. MASSEY was born in Missouri on December 28, 1868 and was 75 years of age. At the age of one years, his parents moved to Texas where he grew up and was united in marriage to Miss. Agnes E. COBURN. To this union seven children were born , two preceded him in death. Mr. MASSEY was a familiar figure around Coalgate , coming to IT about 50 years ago and was said to have been one of the best farmers in Coal County.
Survivors are his wife Mrs. Aggie MASSEY, two daughters, Mrs. Lee CUPP of McAlester, Mrs. Idella SWINDELL of Denver City, Tx.; three sons, S2c James H. MASSEY, somewhere in the Southwest Pacific, Pvt. Frank MASSEY, with the US Army in california and Wesley MASSEY of Oklahoma City, also one step-son Albert FUREY of Cairo. There are 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Church of Christ in Coalgate, at 2:30 pm. Saturday by Elder C.A. MAGNESS. Mhoon Funeral Home of Durant in charge with W.F. POWERS , mortician. Attending relatives were Wesley MASSEY, Okc., Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cupp of McAlester, Mr. James MASSEY , Missouri; Mrs. Aggie MASSEY, Lidge MASSEY, Ada., Mr. and Mrs. Monroe MASSEY, Ada, Mr. and Mrs. Albert FUREY and family, and one grandaughter Donna Mae Harvey.
Submitted by Donna Harvey Stealey

January 1957

Died January 14, 1957
Final Rites Held for Aggie Massey
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes E. MASSEY , 82, were conducted by the Rev. J. H. BRADLEY at the First Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Born in Scottsdale, Alabama on April 19, 1874, Mrs. MASSEY died Jan. 14, 1957 at the home of her son, Albert FUREY, and Mrs. Furey.  She had been bedfast for several years. At the age of 16 she was united in marriage with William Y. Massey and to this union seven children were born. She had lived in Coalgate since 1903. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Idella TUCKER, Los Angeles, Ca., Mrs. Druie CALUCAG, Earlimart, Ca.; three sons, Albert FUREY, James MASSEY, Coalgate, and Frank MASSEY, Bartlesville, Ok.; two sisters, Mrs. J. GIGER and Mrs. Sue OGLE, Ft. Smith, Ark.; A grand daughter (she raised) Mrs. Paul STEALEY and two sons, Salem, Ill.; 21 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Among relatives attending the service were Mr. and Mrs. Albert FUREY, Coalgate; Mrs. Idella TUCKER, Los Angeles, Ca., Mrs. Druie CALUCAG, Earl imart, Ca., James MASSEY, Coalgate; Mr. and Mrs. Frank MASSEY, Bartlesville; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil CUPP, Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. Audie FUREY, Coalgate; Mr. and Mrs. Paul STEALEY, Salem, Ill.; and Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell COMPTON , Coalgate; Burial was at Coalgate Cemetery with Slater Funeral Home directing.
Submitted by Donna Harvey Stealey

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