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MINTER, MAY, MISS - Died at the home of her uncle, Ben Stephens, of Frederick, Oklahoma, October 13, 1908, aged 14 years, and was buried at that place. She was the sister of Emmet Minter of this place, also of Mrs. Dr. Thomas who lives in New Mexico, Glen Minter of Dallas, and Ruth, Annie and Lee Minter. May was deprived of her mother when very young, and last year her father was taken away, after which she lived with her uncle, Ben Stephens. She was sick but a few days, and her death was a severe shock to the relatives. She was a member of the Methodist church at Pine Forest (Hopkins County.) (S.S. Gazette)

From the files of June Tuck - submitted by juneet@verizon.net



Published in-The Fredrick Leader

April 23 to May 13, 1931

In The District Court Within And For; Tillman County, Oklahoma
Roberta HIRES, Plaintiff; vs E.M. Hires. You will take notice that you have been suied in the above entitled Court for a divorce on the grounds of desertion and abandonment and must answer the petition filed therein by said plantiff on or before the 5th day of June 1931, or said petition will be taken as true, and a judgement for said plantiff in said action for divorce will be rendered accordingly.

Dated this the 23rd day of April, 1931.

Attest: C.E. HAAS, Court Clerk
Mounts & Chamberline,Attorenys for Plaintiff
Submitted by Debbie(TRAVIS) Blakley blakley3@earthlink.net

The TRAVIS FAMILY home page

May 1932

This is a newspaper clipping that was probably published in the Davidson, Fredrick or Tillman Co. news, in May 1932.

Shower For Mrs. Colman
Davidson, May 21--A group of friends entertained with a shower complimentary to Mrs. L.A. COLEMAN, Friday afternoon at the Davidson Baptist Church.
The church was decorated in blue and white, and a large chair in the same colors was marked by two large vases of blue and white larkspur for the honoree.
Mrs. Coleman entered the church to the strains of "Mendelssohn's Wedding March" with Miss Leah Thorn at the piano. The following program was presented:
Vocal solo by Miss Lois McElroy, with Miss Francis Wilson at the piano, reading, Juanita Keyes, tap dance, Earlyn Gillum, with Ruth Ella Bacon at the piano; reading, Ruth Ella Bacon; vocal duet, Miss Billye Engel and Beulah Lovelady, with Miss Edna Smith at the piano, reading, Edna Keyes; reading, Charles Renfroe.
Three large baskets were then placed before Mrs. Coleman, laden with many lovely gifts.
Refreshments of ice cream and cake were served to the following guests: Misses Beulah Lovelady, Billye Engel, Ruth Ella Bacon, Helen Brown, Edna Keyes, Juanita Keyes, Lois McElroy, Francis Wilson, Leah Thorn, Dorothy McDown, Jewell Eppison, Hazel Lovelady, Bernice Burkes, Regina Brown, Earlyn Gillum, Edna Smith and Rubye Smith and Mesdames P.W. Fitts, Albert Waller, Howard Eubanks, Noel Ballard, Harry Collins, J.L. Tucker and children, Lloyd Wilson and daughter, R.E. Wilson, G. B. Burke, W. B. Burkes, John Reason(?), J. H. Spraggins, Glenn Shults and children, A. E. Bidings(?) and son, Z.Z. Renfroe and son, O.B.(?) Bacon, Ray Macwater, Roy Skinner, Tom Skinner, Joe Boyles, Gene Travis, Tom Taylor, Jack Rankin, Frank Blakley, L.V.(?) Stokes, H. Blakley, W. B. Hudson, Gladys Dyre, O. McDown, Nettie Eppison, Frank Sparks, Floyd Duckworth, C. Brown, G.L. Willimon, Nettie Waldrop, Vera Keyes, Lloyd Bell, Sam Cannon, Arthur Hair, R.L. Shlotz, J.E. Tyler, Levi Willson, Roland McCauley, Lawrence Howman of Fredrick, J.H. McClure of Ada, Gregg P. Wilson, D.D. Smith of Vernon, Tx., and Lewis Eldon Eubanks and Bill Coleman.
Submitted by Debbie(TRAVIS) Blakley blakley3@earthlink.net The TRAVIS FAMILY home page
* If any one knows of these families and has stories that they are willing to share, please contact me. Thanks! *

May 07, 1932

Probably published in the Davidson, Fredrick or Tillman Co., Oklahoma papers.

Mrs Hires Weds L.A. Coleman (Roberta Annie (BOYLE) Hires)
Ceremony Performed Saturday Night At Davidson

Davidson, May 09--Mrs. Roberta Hires and L.A. Coleman, prominent Davidson people, were married Saturday night at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church, when Rev. C. F. Brown officiated.
Mrs. C. F. Brown and Mrs. Nettie Waldron were witnesses. Mrs. Coleman has been with the Southwest Telephone Company for the past 12 years as an operator, and has been in Davidson for four years. Coleman is located with the Reed and West Garage, and has been a resident of Davidson since the World War.
Mr. and Mrs. Coleman will make their home in Davidson
Submitted by Debbie(TRAVIS) Blakley blakley3@earthlink.netThe TRAVIS FAMILY home page

Davidson or Fredrick, Oklahoma Newspaper ABT. 1935

Funeral Held For Travis Child
Doris LaJune Dies After Prolonged Illness

Davidson, October 4----Doris LaJune TRAVIS, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Travis of Davidson, passed away at 11:00 Thursday night after a prolonged illness.
Doris LaJune was born October 30, 1933, in Davidson. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3:30 from the Davidson Baptist Church with Rev. C. F. Brown, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the Davidson Cemetery.
Submitted by Debbie(TRAVIS) Blakley blakley3@earthlink.netThe TRAVIS FAMILY home page


This newspaper clipping was probably run in the Davidson, Fredrick and/or Tillman Co., Okla., newspaper in 1937.

Mrs. W. J. BOYLE(S) Died Suddenly Wednesday Night
Mrs. W. J. Boyle, resident of this community since 1928, died suddenly from an attack of heart trouble.
MARY ELIZABETH (SANDERS) BOYLE, was born February 18, 1875 at Merritt, Hunt County, Texas, died January 27, 1937, at 11:15 p.m.
She was reared at Merritt. June 05, 1889, she was married to William Joseph Boyle at Clinton, Texas. Three children were born to this union: Mrs. Roberta Coleman, Mrs. Lucille Travis and Murriel Boyle, all of Davidson. In addition to her husband and children she leaves to mourn her passing, two brothers, H.A. and Joe Sanders of Heavener, Oklahoma; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Bradley, Mrs. Margaret Bradley and Mrs. Bob Calvert, all of Paris, Texas; eight grandchildren and many friends and other relatives.
In 1914 the family moved to Caddo, Oklahoma. From there they moved to Wapanucka, Okla., in 1919, then moved to Davidson, Okla. in 1928.
Mrs. Boyle united with the First Christian Church at the age of 18 years, at Kingston, Texas, and lived a consistent Christian life until her death.
Funeral services were held in Davidson, Thursday, January 28, at 3:30 p.m., with the Rev. C. F. Brown, pastor, in charge, assisted by Rev. Z.Z. Renfroe, pastor of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
Submitted by Debbie(TRAVIS) Blakley blakley3@earthlink.net The TRAVIS FAMILY home page

January 2, 1941

This is a newpaper clipping that was probably run in the Davidson, Fredrick or Tillman Co, Okla. and the Slaton, and/or the Lubbock Co., Texas newspapers. I believe that this is two different clippings, but I'm not certain.

Services Held For Joe BOYLES --
Death Comes To Former Resisent Of Davidson, Okla., Community Jan.02, 1941
Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Davidson Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. for Joe Boyles of Slayton, Texas, former resident of the Davidson Community.
Boyles passed away at his home in Slayton, Texas, January 2. His death was sudden and his body was found in a room of his home. The body was returned to Davidson Saturday. Boyles held wide friendships in the Davidson Community.
Rev. Tom Moore, pastor, was in charge of the services.
William Joseph Boyles was born September 17, 1877. Mrs. Boyles preceded him in death on January 27, 1937.
Surviving children are Mrs. L.A. Coleman and Mrs. Eugene Travis of Davidson, and Muriel Boyles of Plainview, Texas. Flower bearers were Mrs. Roy Skinner, Mrs. Edd Bell, Mrs. A.R. Tucker and Mrs. Lester Tucker.
Pall bearers were J.G. Norwood, Frank Sparks, Lanford Blanton, Jud Reed, Jack Claunch and Dave Mitchell. Buriel was made in the Davidson Cemetery.
Out-of-town relatives attending the services were H. F. Boyles--Justin, Texas; Mrs. J.C. Lee--Ponder,Texas; Mrs. Fred Moeller and daughter, Dorthea, Wichita Falls, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Boyle, Arp, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Morris Pemberton and children, Arp, Texas; J.H. Boyles, Slayton, Texas; D.D. Boyles, Plainview, Texas; Mrs. Edith Hightower, Plainview, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thomas and sons Gene and Jack Powers, Woodrow, Texas; Billie Powers, Troup, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Murriel Boyles, Plainview, Texas. W.J. BOYLES
William Joseph Boyle was born September 17, 1877, and died January 02, 1941. Smooth the locks of silver hair On our father's brow with tenderst care. Gather the robe in final fold Around the form so still and cold. Lay on his bosom, pure as snow, The fairest, sweetest flowers that grow. Kiss him and leave him, our heart's delight. His pain is over--he sleeps to-night. After a long and usedful life, he died as he had lived, honored, trusted and loved. His life was completed--if work all done, and well done constitutes completion.
His few years of Christian life were beautiful from beginning to close, and through all the pain and suffering and sorrows that he met on the way, his faith in God never waivered. But he left us, and today the sun falls upon another grave that hides from sight all that is mortal of a true and noble man, and a multitude of friends and relatives from far and near, whom he looked on in silent prayer. O' the grave! It buries every error; it covers every defect, extinguishes every resentment. From its peaceful bosom springs none but found and tender recollections.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Davidson, Jan. 04, at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Tom Moore, pastor, in charge. Hymns sung were, "Farther Along," "We Shall Meet Some Day," and "Sweet By and By."
Submitted by Debbie(TRAVIS) Blakley blakley3@earthlink.net The TRAVIS FAMILY home page

May 1950

Last Rites Held for Jessie J. HIX
Friends were saddened last Friday morning upon the announcement that death had claimed Jessie J. Hix. Although ill for several months and little hopes had been held for his recovery, the news of his passing cast a shadow over the community. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the First Baptist Church of which the deceased was a member. A beautiful floral array was evidence of the respect in which Mr. Hix and his family was held in the community. A quartet composed of Mrs. Bunyan Paxton, Mrs. Dan Pickrell, Mrs. Leon Stansell, and Mrs. Dora Lou Williams sang two selections, " How Beautiful Heaven Must Be," and " Beyond the Sunset." As a solo Bunyan Paxton sang, "Sunrise Tomorrow." As his text, Rev. W. D. Baker chose Luke 20:36 which read " Neither can they died any more: for they are equal unto the angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection." The minister said," The supreme tragedy in life is that men and women are born and many live to a ripe old age and go to their graves and into the great beyond without learning what life is for; but that the deceased had faith." A faith that was more than a dogma. Rev. Baker stated that faith lives and achieves and quoting from the scriptures said "Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall be upon their heads; they shell obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away."
Jessie J. Hix was born April 26, 1913, at Rivia, Oklahoma. He moved to ray at the age of eight. At the age of 19 he was married to Miss Fannie Davis and moved to Marlow where the family lived until coming to Tipton in 1925. Since coming to this area Mr. Hix engaged in farming and at the time he was taken ill was aauto mechanic in charge of the buses for the Tipton Public School. Mr. Hix had a pleasing personality and made friends readily. He was a kind and good father and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife and five sons; Delbert, Jerry, Westly, Troy and Jimmy all of the home address. Three sisters; Mrs. Mary Varner of Tipton, Mrs Minnie Potts of Artesia, New Mexico and Mrs Edna Wyatt of Duncan and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Junior Jennings, Woodrow Stewart, Robert Vernon, Ray Payne, and R. T. Petty. In charge of flowers were Mrs. Junior Jennings, Mrs Woodrow Stewart, Mrs Charles Edwards Jr., and Mrs Dora Lou Willaims. Interment was in the Tipton cemetery.
Submitted by Jean Brand JBrand1056@aol.com

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