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Chickasaw Nation Election Results 1898

Panola County election results – 1898
Reported on 8-10-1898 by: Arthur Leecraft

For Governor:
D. H. JOHNSTON - 51 Votes
H. H. BURRIS - 10 Votes
For Attorney General:
W. T. WARD - 57 Votes
Hogan KEEL - 14 Votes
Senators elected:
Simon KEMP
Representatives elected:
Wesley JONES
Frank KEMP
County Judge:
Taylor POTTS
County Clerk:
Permit Collector:
Martin LOVE

Ruth ALLSUP ABERNATHY, born April 9, 1900 at Ardmore, came to the Willow Ocina community when she was two years old with her parents, the late C.C. ALLSUPS, where she grew up and attended the Urbana school. July 11, 1920, she was married to Jake ABERNATHY of the Carter- Highway community at the home of her parents, located north of the Ocina school. The couple left for Clovis, New Mexico in September of the same year where they were engaged in farming and ranching. It was here three sons and one daughter were born.
Ruth had not been well for a year, but thinking nothing was seriously wrong until she suffered a stroke at her home, and was rushed to the Clovis, New Mexico hospital where she died February 1, 1971 at 4:30 p.m. Funeral services were held February 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the Parkland Baptist church with Dr. Herbert E. BERGSTROM, pastor, afficiating. Interment ws in the Mission Garden of Memories, under the direction of SHEMWOOD Mortuary.
Survivors include her husband Jake; three sons, Hez of Lubbock, Texas, Aden of Clovis, New Mexico, James, Las Angeles, California; one daughter, Mrs. Dick ZURZOLA, Clovis, New Mexico; 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; two brothers, Martin ALLSUP, Denard, Arkansas and Bud ALLSUP, Rico Rivera, California; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy RASCO, Clovis, New Mexico and Mrs. Ollie VAN ZANDT, Willow.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jake ABERNATHY, Don ABERNATHY, Geary ABERNATHY, Chris ZURZOLA, Dick ZURZOLA, Joe ABERNATHY, Johnny ABERNATHY and Randy ABERNATHY. Attending last rites were Mr. and Mrs. Elzy VANZANDT, Willow. Mr. and Mrs. Ted ABERNATHY and daughter Faye of the Carter-Highway community and Mrs. Vera ABERNATHY, Sweetwater
Submitted by Phyllis Hill [email protected]

Rites set for ADAMS Infant
Edward G. ADAMS, infant son of Mr and Mrs. Norman ADAMS, Idabel, died August 18, 1966 in Fulda, Germany. He was born August 16, 1966   In addition to the parents, he is survived by one brother, Terry Lynn Adams; one sister, Sarah Elizabeth Adams; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John MCDANIEL of Idabel and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert WELTON of Alexandria, Va., and great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson of Idabel.
Funeral service were set for 2 p.m. today at Forest Hill Cemetery with arrangements under direction of Norwood Welch Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Thomas Welton [email protected] 

ALLSUP Dudley ALLSUP Dies: Longtime music director Dudley ALLSUP, 80, died March 9, 1994 in Oklahoma City. A retired postal worker and former sergeant-at-arms at the State Capitol.Funeral services were held March 12 at Edmond, First. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Marcom ALLSUP.
Survivors include his wife, a daughter, a step-son, three step-daughters, one sister and seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Submitted and Researched by Phyllis Hill [email protected]

1953 -
Last Rites for Moses Lemuel BALL, farmer, of Erick, route 1, who died Saturday in an Elk City hospital following a long illness, were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Carter Baptist Church.
He was born January 25, 1886 in Decatur, Texas and came to Oklahoma at an early age. He was married to Ora HILL at Carter in 1935. He lived in the Carter community for a number of years and moved to the Erick, route 1 address, several years ago. He operated a cafe in Sayre for a number of years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ora BALL, of the home address; two daughters, Mrs. W. N. PHILLIPS, Clinton and Mrs. W. L. DOWDELL, Erick, route 1; two step-daughters, Miss Marie HILL of Dallas, Texas and Mrs. G. O. BASS of Dallas, Texas; four step-sons, R. A. HILL of Hayden, Arizona, F. G. HILL of Sonoma, California, J. W. HILL, U.S. Army in Korea, J. B. HILL of U.S. Navy; four sisters, Mrs. T. J. JACKSON of Carter, Mrs. M. BRECKINRIDGE, Bloomington, Calif., Mrs. Elbert MOORE, Lawton, Okla., Mrs. R. C. Woods, Sayre; two brothers, W. H. BALL, Rush Springs, Oklahoma and McKinley BALL of Allison, Texas.
The Rev. Edd ABBOTT and the Rev. Paul L. WILKINSON officiated at the services. Burial was in the Carter cemetery with the SCROGGINS Funeral home in charge of arrangements.
Casketbearers were Fred E. BRODERICK, Earl CHADWICK, Fred STAGG, Peter DOWDELL, Ben DOWDELL, P. l. KIMBERLN.
Submitted and Researched by Phyllis Hill [email protected]

Mrs. Ora Ball Rites Set on Tuesday
Mrs. Martha Ora BALL, 403 No. seventh street, died suddenly Friday at the Sayre hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Immanuel Baptist church with Rev. Lynn HEARD and Rev. John R. KELLYofficiating.
Mrs. BALL was born August 15, 1886 in Llano county, Tex. She was married in 1908 to James HILL in Sayre, who preceded her in death in 1932. She was married in 1935 to M. L. BALL at Mangum, who preceded her in death in 1953. She had resided in the Carter and Hext community before moving to Sayre in 1953. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist church and had been a member of the Baptist church for 64 years.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. G. O. BASS, Dallas, Tex., Marie HILL of the home; two step daughters, Mrs. Hazel DOWDELL, Sayre, Mrs. Lona PHILLIPS, Clinton; four sons, Raymend HILL, Hayden, Arizona, Floyd of Napa, Calif., J. W. of La Mesa, Calif., J. B. of the U.S. Navy; one sister, Mrs. R. R. HAINES, Dallas, Tex, nine grandchildren, six step grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; 12 step great grandchildren.
Pall bearers will be George BELL, Richard CARMICHAEL, Keith DOWDELL, Leo BREEZE, Al DORMAN. Honorary pall bearers will be Earl CHADWICK, Bill LEWIS, Marvin LARGENT, L. C. WESTON, Al MCKINSEY.
Interment will be in Spring Creek cemetery, with ROSE Chapel funeral service in charge.
Submitted and Researched by Phyllis Hill [email protected]

Mr. John Floyd BATCHELOR, 85 died Tuesday September 23, 1969 in a nursing home. Mr. BATCHELOR was born 8 Aug 1888 in Boxelder, TX, and had lived in Idabel for 46 years. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Tiney BATCHELOR, one son, , three daughters, two brothers, one sister, 16 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
Submitted by Peggy BATCHELOR-HAMLETT [email protected]

Mrs. Tiney BATCHELOR, 84, of Idabel, died Wednesday, April 24, 1974 at 6 a.m in an Idabel hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Norwood-Welch Funeral Home Chapel in Idabel. Burial will be in the Forrest Hill cemetery near Idabel. Born June 18, 1889 in Bonham, TX, Mrs. BATCHELOR had been a resident of Idabel since 1924, moving from DeKalb, TX. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, 3 daughters, 17 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren.
Submitted by Peggy BATCHELOR-HAMLETT [email protected]

Roy C. BURNETT, 76, died June 16, 1994. Burial at McGee Cemetery . Mandy BURNETT was born on May 14, 1918 in Garvin Co.. He died on Thursday, June 16, 1994 at the Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. On October 24, 1938 , he married Ida Mrtyle JONES. Mr. Burnett was preceded in death by his sister, Kathryn, and a granddaughter, Donnie KING.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters; two sons; two sisters; three brothers; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

CALDWELL, Ina Died Friday in McCurtain Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were May 12, 1989 in Choctaw Academy Church at Rufe and burial in Choctaw Academy Cemetery. Coffey-Leonard Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Born Nov. 20, 1905, in Garvin, Mrs. CALDWELL was a life time McCurtain County Resident and member of the Methodist Church. Ina and Cephus CALDWELL were married Sept 24, 1926, in Idabel.
Survivors include her husband Cephus of Valliant; two sons; four daughters; a brother; a half brother; two sisters; 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grand children.
Submitted by Cathy Phillips [email protected]

(1989) Elmer CARTER, 54, of Smithville, died March 13 at Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He was born July 28, 1934 at Zafra Oklahoma to the late Charley CARTER and the late Mrs. Effie SHAW CARTER. He was united in marriage to Mrs. Jean PHILLIPS CARTER on September 3, 1959 in Idabel. A retired timber contractor, he had made his home in Smithville and was a member of the Free Holines Church.
Survivors are his wife, Jean CARTER of the home, two sons; two daughters; two sisters, ; four half brothers; one half sister and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Smithville Free Holiness Church with interment in the Octavia Cemetery.
Submitted by Cathy Phillips [email protected]  

Mrs. Florence CHAMBERS Dies After Long Illness
Mrs. Florence May CHAMBERS, 88, died in a Tahlequah nursing home Sunday after an extended illness. Her body was taken to Okmulgee by Reed-Culver funeral home for services and burial. Mrs. CHAMBERS had spent the past three years in Tahlequah.
She was born July 29, 1876 in Smithfield, Ill. She was a Baptist.
Survivors are three daughters, Miss Lelia CHAMBERS of Stilwell, Mrs. Gladys MCGREW and Miss Frances CHAMBERS of Okmulgee; 39 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; a brother, Leonard SMITH of Kuna, Idaho and two sisters, Mrs. Hazel KERR of Skiatook and Mrs. Frances NEWTON of Wichita, Kansas.
Submitted by Vickey Hahn [email protected]

Grave side services wereWednesday for Odis Claude COLLINS, Fort Towson, at the Fort Towson Cemetery under the direction of the Miller-Weaver Funeral Home of Hugo. The Rev. Raymond Boykin and the Rev. Bob Lewis will officiate. A rancher and public official, COLLINS had lived all of his life in Fort Towson. He had served on the Choctaw County Excise Board for 16 years and two terms as Choctaw County commissioner. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and affiliated with the Assembly of God Church.
COLLINS was born May 24, 1902 at Ft. Towson to George and Emma COLLINS(died June 13, 1989). He married the former Lillie BATES on May 24, 1920 at Antler and she survives him.
Other survivors include two sons and one daughter; two sisters; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 13 great-step grandchildren.
Submitted by Cathy Phillips [email protected]  

B.W. "Gervace" COLLINS, 62, of Valliant, died at Idabel on Novemeber 22, 1988. Graveside funeral services were Friday in the Slater Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Crow officiating and Nation Funeral Home of Idabel handling arrangements.
Born March 3, 1926, at Elmer. COLLINS was a disabled Navy veteran who served in the New Guinea and Phillipines area in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Marie COLLINS of Valliant; seven son; four daughters; one brother, and 24 grandchildren.
Submitted by Cathy Phillips [email protected]

Funeral services for Ruby COLLINS, 71, Valliant, were Friday June 1, 1989 at the Felker Freewill Baptist Church, Valliant. Burial will be in Valliant Cemetery under direction of Norwood Funeral Home Idabel. Mrs. COLLINS, who died Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Paris, Texas was a lifelong McCurtain County resident, born Oct, 26, 1917, to Sylvan and Delanie Blake HARPER ? WATSON.
She was a homemaker and member of the Baptist Church. She and Vernon Leo COLLINS were wed March 19, 1941, at Mena, Ark. Mr. COLLINS died Dec. 6, 1975.
Survivors include three sons; four daughters; one sister, Seven grandchildren and one great-grand child.
Submitted by Cathy Phillips [email protected]

Frank COMBS, 90 Dies Near Stillwater------Sep 15, 1975
A former longtime rancher at Foraker in Osage County died Friday at his home south of Stillwater at the age of 90. Funeral service for Frank COMS, 90, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Strode Funeral Home chapel, Stillwater, with the Rev. James E. STILL officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens there.
COMBS was born Dec. 11, 1884, in Oseola, Mo., son of A. B. and Mollie COMBS. He came to Oklahoma in 1901 and in 1908 married Rosetta COLLINS at Newkirk. They lived at Foraker, where he ranched until 1943. He married Edna STONE at that time and they resided on a farm 4 miles south of Stillwater. Mrs. COMBS died in 1960. A son, Harold, also preceded him in death. COMBS, who had retired from farming, is survived by a son, Leo, of Stillwater; 2 daughters Mrs. Herman (Katherine) SWAN, Cherokee, and Mrs. James (Minnie Bell) JONES, Fairfax; a sister, Miss Minnie HIGHTOWER, Clayton, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Extracted and Transcribed by Birdie (Totty) McNutt [email protected]

June 1943:Okmulgee Oklahoma
Martin Courim Dies At Hospital Martin H. Courim, 68, 1118 West 11th died yesterday at the city hospital after an illness of one week. Mr. Courim was a retired Phillips employee. He is survived by his wife;Hattie;one daughter Vivian of the home address; two sons Lewis Courim,US Army;Walter Courim,Sand Springs;three sisters, Mrs. Bessie COOPER Wichita Falls Texas;Mrs. Etta HAWKINS,and Mrs.May ADAMS, both of Houston, two brothers,Jim Courim and Dell Courim also of Houston.
Funeral arrangments are pending word from the relatives, attendants of the Buchanan Funeral Home said last night.
Submitters Note: I found this clipping under the bed in an old bible.
Submitted by: Susan Lundberg Scott [email protected]

Mrs. Mary COURTNEY, who lived one and a half miles west of Arbuckle, died Jan.13, 1911. She was buried in Walnut cemetery. Mrs. Courtney was one of the pioneers settlers of this country, coming here from Arkansas in 1840. She would have been 80 years old in March, was a widow 38 years and blind 4 years. She was the mother of eleven children and raised them all to be grown
Submitted by: [email protected]

Services for Charley DANLEY, former Ardmore resident, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Briggs Funeral Home in Amarillo. Danley died unexpectedly Saturday at his home in Amarillo. He moved to Amarillo from Ardmore 10 years ago.
Survivors include two sisters, Myrtle CAVNER and Mae MITCHELL, both of Ardmore.
Submitted by Sandra Williams [email protected]

Mr. William EATON died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Oscar POPE, near Homeland, Parmer Co. TX, last Saturday evening, 18 May 1928. Mr. EATON was an early pioneer of Leedy, Dewey Co. OK where he lived until recently.
For some time now, he has been making his home with his different children, spending a part of his time with each one and had been at the Pope home for several weeks. He had been in very poor health which was hoped would grow better after coming to TX, but, which gradually grew worse until death relived him.
He was born in Davis Co IA, the son of Albert EATON and Sarah BARNETT EATON. He was 78 yrs old. Burial was in the Red Star Cemetery, Roger Mills Co OK.
Submitted by Shirlee Crow [email protected]

Pawnee Chief - Pawnee, Oklahoma
Lee BARNES retiring after 39 years at trucking here When a want ad appears in the CHIEF on a truck for sale, it would not generally rate additional notice in a news story, but this truck is one of several which are part of a great story of the Pawnee community. Lee BARNES has decided to retire from the trucking business after over 39 years in a vocation he was forced into.
Back in 1918, BARNES was injured while working as a teamster for the late Bill OLIVER, who had teams and equipment for hire. The accident left Lee with a stiff knee. Because of this, he could not pass the physical when he applied for work, so he decided to would have to go into some kind of business for himself. He chose the trucking business and has the remarkable, really fantastic record of over 1 1/2 million miles without even so much as a dented fender...and he has a stiff leg.
Those of us who have known Lee and have ridden with him have been amazed at the way he could brake, shift, throttle and handle a big truck with only one good leg. He has hauled about every kind of cargo possible, too. Most of us who have lived in Pawnee for any length of time have known Lee as a quiet, unassuming and gentle man. Likewise, it is well-known that when he decides to trade trucks that his are among the best available for their age because they have been well cared-for and carefully driven. He said that he planned to wait until the Fall to quit, but has decided that he will retire now...before he breaks his record with an accident.
Lee and his wife, Margie, will move to Oklahoma City, where he has been offered a job or 2. They want to see if they will like the big city life, first. He has 2 brothers and a sister in the capital city.
Their many friends in Pawnee wish them well. -djo
Article is accompanied by a picture - Traffic Jam - This picture in the early 1920's at Seminole during the oil rush shows Lee BARNES riding on the big boiler (top, center) which is being pulled by 4 teams of the mud. BARNES was a young man then and after being a teamster for some time, went into business for himself as a trucker. He has driven 1 1/2 million miles without a dented fender over the past 30 years and is now retiring.
Submitted by great-niece, Rita (HALL) BUFORD - note Lee and Margie never moved to Oklahoma City. Lee died and was buried in Pawnee, Oklahoma in 1982. Marge died and was buried in Pawnee in 1997.
Submitted by Rita Buford [email protected]

Edmondses Wed 60 Years
Mr. and Mrs. John EDMONDS, 405 West Seneca, will celebrate their 60th widding anniverary Friday. The Edmondses were married Dec.31, 1905, at McAlester by justice of the peace Miner.
Mrs. Edmonds is the former Anna MILLER. Mr. Edmonds was born Feb. 9, 1884 in Logan County, Ark. Mrs. Edmonds was born Jan. 21, 1887 near Sweetwater, Tex. They have lived in McAlester 32 years. Both are members of Hillcrest Baptist Church. The Edmondses have two sons, Dock and Jack, both of McAlester. They have five grandchildren. Coming from out of town will be their only granddaughter and family. Mr. and Mrs. Don Parkham, Angel and Lori, all of N.M.
Submitted by Tiffany Edmonds [email protected]

Services for former Healdton resident Leo Jack FANNING, 76, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Reser Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment will be at Mount Olive Cemetery. FANNING died May 6, 1997, in a Franklin, La., hospital after an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 15, 1921, at Burkburnett, Texas, to Albert and Marguerite "WOMACK" FANNING. He worked in the oil fields around Healdton before moving to Centerville, La., 30 years ago.
FANNING is survived by a brother. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin and John; and a sister, Sadie Mae. (Note: Healdton is in Carter Co.)
Submitted by Cathy Phillips [email protected]

1995 Funeral services for William Jacob FANNING, 74, of Enos. Mr. FANNING died Oct. 5 in the Madill hospital following a brief illiness.
He was born May 11, 1921, in Carnegie, the son of the late Adilia Jacob and Martha Rebecca FANNING. He was reared in Mountain View. Mr. FANNING served with the U.S. Merchant Marines during Workd War II. He and the former Bonnie ADKINS were married Dec. 14, 1946, in Mountain View. They made their home in Watsonville, Ca. where he worked as an electrician 38 years. Following his retirement, the couple moved to Enos area on Lake Taxoma in 1985.
In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by three children; three grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters.
Sevices were in the Mountain View Church of Christ. Burial was in the Mountain View Cemetery under direction of Watts funeral Home of Madill. Casket Bearers were his sons and brothers.
Tidbit: Vernon FANNIN, son of Mr. and Mrs Andy FANNIN, Willis. was one of the Marshall county selectees of October 14, 1942. He is 20 and was born in Lebanon. He attended school at Fob.
Submitted by Cathy Phillips [email protected]

Colbert, Bryan County Abt September 24, __
Pfc. A. M. GILES Wounded In Action Pfc. A. M. GILES Jr. was wounded in action in Holland Sept 24 according to word received from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Angus GILES, Route 2. The message stated he had moved to a base hospital in England.
A letter from their son written Oct 17 said he was recovering from his injuries. He has been overseas ten months and wrote his parents he felt very lucky not to have been wounded sooner as he had seen plenty of action.
Submitters Note: Parents Angus and Leona GILES raised their family in the Colbert area. A.M. Jr. had several brothers and sisters; however, I currently do not have their names. His grandparents were Marion Hollis GILES and Maggie Emma TRUETT, also, of the Colbert area. M.H. and Maggie came to Colbert, Oklahoma, in 1906 or 1907 from Tennessee. They settled in West Burns Run before it became Lake Texoma, the settlement was called Coffee's Bend. M.H. GILES had a grocery store in Cartwright, OK. Then they later moved to Platter, Oklahoma, where he had a grocery store there. He was born in 1852 and died in Platter in 1942.
Submitted by: Trudy M. MARLOW [email protected]


Bryan County
Couple Surprised At Colbert Party (Herald News service) Colbert - Mr. and Mrs. Floyd GILES were surprised Saturday with a welcome home party at their home in Colbert. Their five children were hosts for the occasion.
Entertaining were F. E. GILES and son of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Dutch BRIDGES and daughter of Wilburton, Okla., Marion GILES and children of Calera, and Mr. and Mrs. W.M. GENTRY of Calera, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe AKIN of Denison. The couple has 26 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Other relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. W.M. DAVIS of Calera, and Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell ROBINSON of Achille, Mr. and Mrs. Bill CARR of Colbert, Mrs. Bert HARTFULL, Mrs. Nannie ANDERSON, Mr. and Mrs. Buster FISHER, and granddaughter and grandson, all of Platter; Mrs. Bess LAY of Kingston; Mrs. Melvita TAYLOR of Clovis, N.M. Mr. and Mr. John BUCKALL of Denison; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth BOOE, Mr. and Mrs. Weldon TALLEY, and son and Mrs. Ruby BRIDGES and children of Anna.
Submitters Note: This was typed as it appeared in the newspaper clipping. Note the obvious mistakes. I am guessing that it appeared in a kind of society column. A small portion of the previous article reads: “...Refreshments were served by the local group. The next regional convention will be held in Dallas in the Sprinig.” Note the spelling.
Submitted by: Trudy M. Marlow [email protected]
Giles Genealogy:

Cartwright, Oklahoma in Bryan County January 26, 1968
The Denison Herald in Denison, Texas, Friday evening pg. 16 cost 10cents daily and 15cents Sunday Article under Women’s News column
Cartwright Couple Planning Golden Wedding Reception picture of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Giles accompanies article, photo by Jenkins Cartwright - Mr. and Mrs. Floyd GILES will be honored Sunday at open house at their home two miles north of Cartwright in celebration of   their golden wedding anniversary. The couple’s daughters will be hosts for the occasion for which all friends and relatives are invited to be present.
Mr. and Mrs. GILES were married Jan. 23, 1918 at Madill in a ceremony performed by the justice of peace. Mr. GILES was born in Austin, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marion H. GILES. His wife whose madien name was ROBINSON, was born at Colbert, a daughter of the late Charlie and Laura ROBINSON. The couple has six children, Mrs. Ruth BRIDGES of Colbert; Mrs. Ilene AKIN of Denison, Marion H. GILES of Arizona, F.E. GILES of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Inez PIERCE of Charleston, S.C. They also have 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Mr. GILES is a retired farmer and the couple attends the Baptist Church of Colbert.
Submitters Note: This was typed as it appeared in the newspaper clipping.
Submitted by: Trudy M. Marlow [email protected]
Giles Genealogy:


Cartwright, Oklahoma in Bryan, County, June 20, 1971
Floyd E. GILES Rite Thursday Funeral service for Floyd Edick GILES, 73, of Cartwright, who died Sunday in a Denison hospital, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Colbert Baptist church. The Revs. Eugene MORRISON and N.C. FREE will officiate. Burial will be in the Colbert cemetery.
Born in Paris, Texas, in 1898 he was a retired laborer and packer at the Hide Co. in Oklahoma City. He married Florence Marie ROBINSON in 1918 in Platter, who survivors.
Other survivors include two sons: Floyd Junior of Moore and Marion of Cartwright. Four daughters: Ruth BRIDGES of Colbert; Ilene WATSON of Gordonville, Tex.; Vera Mae GENTRY of Cartwright; and Inez PIERCE of Wellford, S.C. The family will meet at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pallbearers will be: Ralph WASHER, Larry and Ronnie HODGEN, Roy MCGEHEE, Sonny and Hoss REEVES.
Submitters Note: This was typed as it appeared in the newspaper article. However, Floyd may have been born in Austin, Texas and he may have married Florence in Madill, Oklahoma.
Submitted by: Trudy M. Marlow [email protected]
Giles Genealogy:

Platter, Oklahoma October 9, 1944
GILES Funeral Held Platter - Funeral services for Alvin Doyle GILES, 16, who died at his home in Platter Wednesday, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Platter Baptist Church with Rev. D. D. DONOWHO of Denison officiating. Burial will be at Colbert with the Denison Funeral Home in charge.
Pallbearers are Roy MOTTS, Lee THOMAS, Vendor ANDERSON, Royal HARTWELL, Dewande LOVE, and Wilburn CAWTHERS.
Submitters Note: This was typed as it appeared in the newspaper article. Alvin was born April 16, 1930. He died October 9, 1944. His parents were Floyd E. GILES and Florence M. ROBINSON.
Submitted by: Trudy M. Marlow [email protected]
Giles Genealogy:

Colbert, Oklahoma, October 24, 1937
Christine GILES Christine Giles, 18-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.E. GILES of Colbert, died shortly after 10 o’clock this morning at a local hospital, where she had been a patient only a few days. The body was returned to Colbert for interment. The parents and other relatives survive.
Submitters Note: This was typed as it appeared in the newspaper article. Evelyn Christine Giles was born May 29, 1936, died October 24, 1937. Her parents were Floyd E. GILES and Florence M. ROBINSON.
Submitted by: Trudy M. Marlow [email protected]
Giles Genealogy: 

Hyacinth GOODE was born June 9, 1902 in Taylor, Texas, died May 19, 1998. A long time settler of Greer County, Hyacinth Viola Lee JOHNSON GOODE married John William GOODE in 1924. From this union three children survived, Calvin, Paul M., Francis Allyne. Of her siblings, only Allie J. JOHNSON PONDER Hyacinth's passing. Service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, in the Bill Merritt Memorial Chapel in Bethany, Oklahoma.
Submitted by: Wanda Nash Goode [email protected]

Mary Ann HENNESSEY was born April 14, 1859, in Illinois and departed this life November 26, 1941, at Luther Oklahoma. She joined the Methodist church when she moved to Oklahoma. She was married to Charles Patrick Hennessey at Lawrence, Kansas, in 1880 and to this union were born five children, Charlie, Annie, Edward, John, and Bess. Her husband, and three children, Charlie, Annie, and Edward have preceded her in death.
She is survived by her step-son, A. A. Hennessey, of Topeka , Kans., and two children, John Hennessey and Mrs. Bess Booher of Luther, two grand-daughters, seven grand children, , five great-grand childrenand a host of friends. She, with her husband and family, settled just north of Luther in 1891. Mr. Hennessey died in 1912, and she moved into Luther in 1918 where she resided until her death.
(Note: This William Cole's mother-in-law) "From the newspaper serving the Luther area at the time: The Luther Register / The Luther Citizen. Her maiden name was CHRISTY. Her husband was one of the original homesteaders of Luther Township and their family chart can be found on the Oklahoma County page.
Submitted by Sharon McAllister [email protected]

McCurtain Co. Idabel, Ok (Special)
Mrs. Myrtle May JOHNSON, 65, of Idabel died Tuesday in an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, in the Norwood Welch Funeral Home Chapel in Idabel. Burial will be in the Ft. Towsen Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson was born Oct. 22, 1907 in Atlanta, Texas. She had resided in Idabel since 1909, moving from Atlanta.
Survivors include her husband, Frank JOHNSON of Idabel; three son, Herbert James WELTON of Oklahoma City, Hubert Ivy Welton of Alexandria, Va., and William Douglas Welton of Idabel; a step-son, Jesse James JOHNSON of Idabel; two step-daughters, Mrs. Rosie Lee WELTON of Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Beatrice MERCER of Skellytown, Texas.; 10 grandchildren; 12 step- grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
Submitted by: Thomas Welton [email protected]   

McCurtain Co. Newspapwer Unknown Dated: Sept. 11, 1973
Service for F.W. Johnson is Pending Frank W. JOHNSON, 87, Idabel, was dead on arrival on approximately 11:30 p.m.Tuesday at McCurtain Memorial Hospital.. Born September 02, 1886, in Stigler, he had been a resident of McCurtain County since 1920. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Mae, of the home; one son, Jesse Johnson of Idabel; two daughters, Rosie Lee WELTON of Alexandria, Va., and Beatrice MERCER of Amarillo, Tex., five stepsons, W.D. Welton of Idabel, Hubert Welton of Alexandria, Va., Herbert WELTON of Oklahoma City, Leonard Johnson of Halton, La. and John G. Johnson of Bossier City, La.; three stepdaughters, Mrs. F.W. MAYS of Broken Bow, Mary MELTON of Duncan, and Myrtle LITTLE of Grove; one brother, Buddy O. Johnson of Lake County, Calif.; 16 grandchildren, 28 step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 25 step-great-grandchildren.
Saturday funeral services are pending, with the Rev. Burliegh Moore officiating. Arrangements and burial at the Ft. Towson Cemetery will be under the direction of the Norwood Welch Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Thomas Welton [email protected] 

Newspaper Unknown Dated: Sept. 11, 1973
Mrs. J. J. JOHNSON Dies At Age Of 92 Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Capitol Heights Baptist Church for Mrs. Barbara Ann JOHNSON, 92, who died Thursday at 4:35 p. m. in the home of her son, John M. JOHNSON, 812 N. Hinkley. Carol Christian will officiate. Burial will be in Atwood cemetery, under direction of Hudson Funeral Home. Mrs. JOHNSON had lived in this area for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. J. JOHNSON in Feburary (sic), 1912. She and Mrs. JOHNSON (sic) reared six orphan children in addition to their own family.
Surviving are five sons. John M., Holdenville, A. J., Oklahoma City, N. B., Wewoka, George D., Rockport, Tex., and Jeff D. Merced, Calif.: six daughters, Mrs. Martha KING, Moore, Mrs. Mert CARROLL, Coger, Mrs. Julie WEBB, Modesta, Calif, Mrs. Dora FARMER, Walden, Ark., Mrs. Ann JOHNSON, Holdenville, and Mrs. Florence HOBBS, San Bernadino, Calif: 175 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Bearers will be her sons, John, N. B., George and Jeff JOHNSON, and sons-in-law Columbus FARMER and W. L. JOHNSON.
Submitter's Note: She died 22 Sep 1955 in Holdenville, Hughes, OK
Submitted by Janet Sue Milam [email protected]

LITTLE Carrie Elizabeth (WOLF) In Memoriam:
Resolutions in memory of our friend and sister, Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth (Wolf) Little. Whereas, god in his wisdom has deemed it best to
take our friend and sister, Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth Little, wife of our brother, H.G. Little, into the great beyond; Therefore, be it resolved, by the members of the Prarie Queen Local of the Farmers Union, Oklahoma county, Oklahoma; that we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives in their deep affliction. May they find consolation in the hope that they shall meet again. And Be it further resolved; That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the immediate family of the deceased and to her near relatives, and that they be published in the Oklahoma Union Farmer, and that a copy thereof be spread upon the minutes of this meeting.
Dated this 13th day of November, 1925. C.M. MARSHALL, C.A. CAPE, Alma E. GEISSLER
Another smaller article; Mrs. C.E. Little Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth Little, 42 years old, wife of H.G. Little, died at their home, Fiftieth street andShields boulevard, Tuesday night. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Newton H. Royer from the Street and Draper chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Fairlawn cemetary.
She leaves her husband and son, James Harry, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John WOLF; a sister, Miss Fanny M. Wolf, and a brother, Roy C. Wolf, all of Oklahoma City.
Fairlawn records indicate: Born 05-03-1883, Died 11-10-1925 of pneumonia.
Submtted by: Jim Little [email protected]


Visitors Find Relatives Here: A post card, written at Fort McRae, N.M. on May 10, 1875 led Mrs. James TEDDER of Daisy, Ar. to find some long lost relatives in the Grantsville (West Virginia) area last week.
The card was written by John L. MARSHALL and addressed to his mother Mrs. E.J.STURM, Grantsville. The card had been written by Marshall when he and his brother, Will. (my grandfather) were serving in the Army in the West during the Indian uprisings. The card was found with papers of John L. Marshall and was the only like his daughter, Mrs. Tedder, had with her father's family. On the strength of this one address, Mrs. Teddar, her husband and a family friend, Mrs. Anna NUTT, all of Arkansas, arrived in Grantsville one day last week, inquiring for the Marshall family.
They were sent to Mrs. Ota Mae Marshall of Grantsville, and it was from there that they found members of Mrs. Tedder's family. Mrs. Marshall's husband, the late Richard H. Marshall, was a nephew of John L. Marshall, the writer of the card. From Mrs. Marshall they learned that the Mrs. Sturm to whom the card was addressed had been married to David MARSHALL, and was the mother of Will, John and Robert Marshall and several other children. She had first settled in Calhoun on Hog Knob, and was then a widow with a large family. Later she married a second time, her second husband being Peter Sutrm, and family lived on Phillips Run in a log cabin near the late Curt Hathaway house.(A copy of the card is in possession of family in WV) Mr. Marshall settled in Oklahoma and in his later years told his daughter about his brothers, never mentioning several sister back in West Virginia.
Submitted by: Virginia Buck [email protected]

This was found in the papers of Isabel Collins Hergert. I have no idea what paper it was in or where.

Surnames listed: HUNCK, BROWN, HESS, LANCET, DODD.

Nora Bell Lancet was born near Terrahaute, Ind, July 15 1871 and departed this life May 1, 1939 at the age of 67 years, 9 months and 15 days, at her home in Oakwood, Okla. When about six years of age, her father with his family moved to Kansas, making the trip in a covered wagon. Her mother did when she was seven, but the father kept the children together, and with the aid of a very dear friend, Mrs. Jones, raised eight children to man and womanhood.
She was converted and baptised in the Christian Church when she was fifteen years of age, and has been a faithful worker in her church ever since.
She was united in marriage to N.W. Hunck at Mt. Hope on March 16, 1899 at which place they made their home for about a year. They moved to a farm southwest of Oakwood in 1900.
Sister Hunck leaves to mourn her passing, her devoted husband, N.W. Hunck, two sisters, Mrs Clara Brown of Omaha, Nebr., and Mrs. Margaret Hess of Elk City, Okla., and one brother, J.W. Lancet of Thomas, Okla. Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death, one of her sisters, Mrs. L.E. Dodd of Thomas, Okla., having passed on just five weeks ago.
Although Aunt Nora, as she was affectionately known, never had a child of her own, she was mother to all children, neices and nephews were  as her own, and all little children loved her.   Her Christianity was lived daily, and all who came in contact with her realized and appreciated the fact that she was a "Good Servant" and we feel confident that the benediction "Well done" is her reward from our Heavenly Father.  
I Just Want to Be With Jesus
When my burdens I lay down,
I'm not asking for a crown;
No riches here on earth are mine,
My clothes are never really fine;
I just want to be with Jesus
In heavan there will be a robe of white,
For me, where Jesus is the light.
With sorrows past and troubles o'er
I'll sing his praise on that brightest shore
What joy to be with Jesus.
But I must pray and labor on;
The time to work will not be long
For me to serve him here below.
If I prove faithful then I know
I then shall be with Jesus.
__Mrs. N. W. Hunck

Submitted by Billie Walsh [email protected]

This was found in the papers of Isabel Collins Hergert. I don't know what paper this is from.
From the obituary I assume it was from sometime around March 7/8 1928 in a paper from near Oakwood, Oklahoma.

George Frank Lancet, was born May 2 1867, in Putnam County Indiana. Died March 3, 1928 at Wichita, Kansas.
When a boy of ten years he came to Kansas with his parents, living there until 1895, when he moved to this part of Okla homesteading a claim about two miles west of Oakwood. He was a pioneer of Oklahoma, he and his wife faced the hardships and built a home here.
In 1909 he moved to Wichita, Kan. where he lived till his death.
In 1892 he was married to Miss. Anna Speaker to this union was born 4 children all of whom are living.
Mr. Lancet was converted when a young man, and joined the M. E. Church. Later he united with the Wesley M. E. Church of Wichita.
He was a hard working man, a good father, neighbor, and friend. In writing to his brother, in these last days, he often spoke of his go- ing, on, and said that he was ready to go. Suddenly on Saturday morning he took his departure.
He leaves to morn his going, his widow Mrs. Lizzie Lancet, 3 sons Geo. M, Leo R. and Francis C, of Wichita, one Daughter, Eva Leona Harn, Moline Kan., and three grandchildren, one brother Jesse Lancet, Thomas Okla., a half brother Daniel Lancet Brazil Ind, five sisters Mrs. Lucy Dodd, Chickasha, Okla. Mrs. Clara Dellnow, Omaha, Neb., Mrs Nora Hunck, Oakwood, Okla. Mrs. Martha C. Collins, Enid, Okla., Mrs Margaret Hess, Tecumseh, Okla. a half sister, Mrs. Nellie Knoll Cloverdale Ind.
Services were held at the Lahay and Martin Funeral home at Wich- ita, on Monday March 5th at two p. m. and he was laid to rest in the Park cemetery.

Submitted by Billie Walsh [email protected]

1926 Death Claims Third Victim Of Big Strom
Mrs. Cora MASTERSON, Dies in Fort Smith Hospital as Result of Injuries Received in Friday Tornado.
With the death of Mrs. Cora MASTERSON, 40 years old, in a Fort Smith hospital early Monday morning, the toll of a tornado which swept eastern Oklahoma southwest of Spiro and north of Bokoshe Friday night, reached three dead, four others probably fatally injured and a score of more less seriously hurt.
The dead are: Mrs. MASTERSON, wife of R. M. MASTERSON, who also was hurt. Mrs. MASTERSON died as the result of a fractured skull and severe body bruises. Her body was taken to Spiro for burial at noon Monday. In additon to her husband she is survived by eight children, two married.
Leonard TIDWELL, 15 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. George TIDWELL. The boy was killed instantly when the twister struck the TIDWELL'S home.
Joe WILLIAMS, 70 years old, was fatally injured when he was buried in the debris of the Bob LIPSIE home. He died in a Fort Smith hospital Saturday. WILLIAMS was buried Sunday near Panama, Oklahoma.
Submitted by Randy & Linda Isbell [email protected]

Services for Bob T. Maxwell, age 70 A resident of Carter county for nearly 70 years, will be Thursday at 2 p.m., in Bettes Funeral Chapel.He died Tuesday evening in his home after a week's illness.
A retired farmer, he was born in Gainesville, Texas, March 7, 1881.
Survivors include his wife, Hattie, 19 Twelfth avenue northwest; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth DANLEY and Mrs. Ruby SHIELDS, Avenal, Calif.; Mrs. Bernice DAY, Ardmore, and Mrs. Elizabeth BUFORD, Cactus, Texas; two sons, Herman, Madill, and B.T. , Ardmore; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie SHOCKELY, Ardmore, and Mrs. Vennie ANDERSON, Roff; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Henry A. MORTON, Carter Avenue Methodist church, will preside at the services. Those assisting at burial in Rose Hill cemetery will be Johnnie SANDERS, Sug WEST, Bill CRINER, Ira WELLS, Tom ASHLEY and Walter WELLS. Mr. and Mrs. MAXWELL were married at San Saba, Texas in 1906. She was Miss Hattie RIPPLE.
Note: Obit taken from the Daily Ardmoreite, Ardmore, Carter Co. OK. Bob MAXWELL died June 12, 1951. Mr. & Mrs. MAXWELL were married in 1905, not 1906.
Submitted by Sandra Williams [email protected] Index

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie MAXWELL, 81, who died Wednesday (18 Nov.1964) in an Ardmore hospital, will be at 2;30 p.m. Saturday at Bettes Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles PERKINS will officiate.   Bearers will be Don MAXWELL, Bobby Jack MAXWELL, Arthur BUFORD, Andy HOOTEN, Bob HOOTEN and Buddy DUKE. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. MAXWELL was born July 10, 1883 at San Saba, TX. She married Bob T. MAXWELL at San Saba in 1906(1905) and had resided in Ardmore for the past 58 years. She was a Methodist.
Survivors include 2 sons, Herman of Madill and B.T. of Ardmore; 5 daughters, Bernice, Ruby, Ruth and Elizabeth ; 2 sister, Mrs. Bertie Lee HOOTEN, Ardmore; and Mrs. Ida MAXWELL, Marble Falles, Tex. ___ grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Submitted by Sandra Williams [email protected]

Lucille has Watched Luther Grow
When Lucille MCALLISTER became Luther's postmistress in 1951, the Frisco and the Katy (M-K&T line) brought the mail to town five times a day. The post office had a mail messenger who met each train. Luther was a transfer point, so the messenger would grab the mail bags coming off one railroad line, dash back to the office so the mail could be processed, and have it ready to go out when the next train chugged through 30 minutes later. Some of the trains didn't stop, said Mrs. McAllister, so the messenger hung the mail pouches on a tall pole by the tracks. The train would slow long enough for the clerks on the mail car to reach out and fork in the letters from Luther.
Today, a truck comes to Luther from Oklahoma City, bringing letters and packages to town in the mornings and taking it out in the afternoons. Mrs. McAllister doesn't live in the past, though. She worked during her 32-year tenure as postmistress to update the post office in every way possible.
Originally, the post office had the tiny caged windows left over from days when the building was a bank. Mrs. McAllister bought the building in 1958 and took out the cages. She put in one of the first open counters in the Eastern Oklahoma County area. And she lowered the 14-foot-tall ceilings to a more comfortable 10-foot height.
In 1970, the building next door burned to the ground, causing all kinds of havoc in the post office. "We had to re-do the whole post office," Mrs. McAllister said. The opening of this decade saw the installation of all new post office boxes. Starting with 190, there are now 442 boxes. Luther's growth has not all been in a forward manner and the rural routes in the area can prove it. At first, there were two rural routes, and about 250 boxes.
Gradually folks moved to the city. In 1973 the two routes were combined into one which served 175 boxes. "About that time we started to grow back," she said. The two rural routes are now back in force serving 520 families who get mail delivery.
Hours have changed, too. Mrs. McAllister began with six nine-hour days each week. During the '50s, the office began closing at noon on Saturdays. In the '60s "the postmaster granted us Saturday off. I had so much time I didn't know what to do with myself," she said with a chuckle. Working with clerk Roberta COX, who served at the office for 17 years, Mrs. McAllister said, "We sold E-Bonds and had a lot of postal savings accounts." Roberta Cox, she added, was no stranger to the postal business. Her mother was the postmistress before Mrs. McAllister.
Another long-time postal worker is Paul VOREL, who delivered mail on the rural routes from 1950 to April of this year. Since 1951, said Mrs. McAllister, there have been six different clerks and 11 different carriers. "I've had a real good bunch of emplyees," she said. "I think that's what made my job so enjoyable. I've never had a bad employee."
Born in Luther, Mrs. McAllister has not only lived in the town all her life: she has lived on the same block. Before becoming postmistress, she worked in the Luther bank and in a bank in Edmond. She has been a postmaster trainer for 20 years, traveling in the area to assist new post office heads.
Now she is retired, Mrs. McAllister hopes to be able to do some traveling in New Mexico and visit her daughter. She also plans to do some knitting, tend her flower garden and take care of the birds that come to feed and water in her yard. Her special pet is a mocking bird who gets treated to pecan meat.
Clipping is undated, but from context must be from December of 1983. Print style is that of the Oklahoma County News.
Sharon McAllister [email protected]

Passes To Beyond, A. F. MILLIGAN, one of the old settlers of this section, died last Friday, February 25, 1915, at a hospital in Guthrie, where he had been taking treatment.
Mr. MILLIGAN was born in Gentry county, Missouri, in 1850, came to Oklahoma in 1891, and settled on a farm on Coon Creek, about six miles northwest of Luther, which was still owned by him. The remains were brought to Luther Saturday and interment made in the Valley View cemetery.
Mr. MILLIGAN leaves one daughter, Mrs. O. M. COLE of Luther, and two sons, Elmer, of Lead, S.D. and Ray of Cushing,and a host of friends.
Note: From The Luther Register, probably Friday, March 5, 1915. His full name was Andrew Frances MILLIGAN. He was survived by another son, Jeremiah D. "Dan" MILLIGAN. The Valley View cemetery is now known as the Luther cemetery. A. F. MILLIGAN was one of the original homesteaders of Luther Township and his family chart can be found on the Oklahoma County page.
Submitted by his gggranddaughter, Sharon McAllister [email protected]

Mary Jane FRIEND was born in Gentry County, Mississippi, December 25, 1856, and died June 18, 1912. She was married to Andrew F. MILLIGAN, October 23, 1870. To this union were born six children, five of whom, Dan and Mrs. Mack LUSTER of Okmulgee, Elmer of   Lead, S. D., and Ray and Mrs. O. M. COLE of Luther,are still living. Early in life she became a member of the Baptist church. She was a loving devoted cheerful wife, mother, friend, braving and bearing the hardships of pioneer life with an alert, helpful, sunshiny hopefulness; and tho the frost of fifty-six winters were on her head, the sun of a June morning was ever in her heart. The high esteem in which she was held by her family and friends was shown by their loving care for and interest in her during the suffering of her last illness. The kindly sympathetic helpfulness of friends is equaled only by the gratitude of the bereaved.  
Note: From The Luther Register, late June of 1912. Her birthplace was actually Gentry Co., MO, not MS. Her husband, Andrew Francis MILLIGAN, was one of the original homesteaders of Luther Township and their family chart can be found on the Oklahoma County page.
Submitted by her gggranddauther, Sharon McAllister [email protected]

Services for Mrs. Mae MITCHELL will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harvey Chapel, Rev. Bill Smith, Gospel Beams Pentecostal Church of God, will officiate. Burial will be in the Bud Young Cemetery. Mrs. MITCHELL died Sunday in a local hospital after a long illness.
Born Oct.9, 1898 in Tex., she had resided here most of her life. The widow of Albert MITCHELL, Mrs. MITCHELL had been employed 22 years with Pruitt Produce. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Eschol PELTON, Ardmore; 3 sons, Joe, Jack and Edgar LEE , all of Imperial, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle CAVNER, Ardmore; a stepson, Dud, Ardmore; a stepdaughter, Annie Treece, Ardmore; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Bearers will be Ferris RICHARDS, Floyd CHAMBLIS, Ira WELLS, Don WATERS, John OWENS and Walter WELLS.
Submitted by Sandra Williams [email protected]

Obituary 188O-1924, The sympathy of Meeker people go out to the LOY family, bowed with grief over the second death which has occurred in their circle in less than three weeks. Jim LOY died Friday night at 9:10 O'clock, just nineteen days after the death of his mother, Mrs. Louisa LOY, who died May 25, from paralysis. At the time of his mother's death. Jim seemed in good health. He with the other two sons were the pall bearers at the mother's funeral. He became ill a few days afterward with pernicious anemia.   The poison from this dread disease had gained such headway throughout his system that scientific skill held out no hope for his recovery from the first. Mr. LOY made a profession of faith in christ a few days before his death, and experenced that blessed death of those who die in the Lord.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the First Presbyterian church, Rev. J. D. LAWTON officiating. The body was laid to rest beneath a mass of beautiful flowers in the Meeker cemetery by the side of the newly made grave of the mother.
James Garfield LOY was born October 24, at Sheldon, Illinois, At the age of twelve years he came to Oklahoma with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. LOY. He was married to Miss Nannie NEIGHBORS August 24, 1902, and to this union two children were born, Neva and Eva LOY, After a number of years Mr. Loy moved with his family from their farm in Meeker into town. They resided in Meeker until about a year ago when they moved to Oklahoma City. Mr Loy spent a great deal of his time attending to business matters in and around Meeker, however.
Besides his wife and two children Mr. Loy leaves three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. O.W. BARTELL of Oklahoma city, Mrs L. E. CLARY of Shawnee, Mrs. O. S. CLARY of Whittier, California, H. W. LOY of Sparks, Tom LOY of Meeker, and a brother-in-law, Henry HANTZ, of Atlanta Nebr. Mrs HANTZ, who was Mr. Loy's sister, died several years ago.
Mr. Loy also leaves many friends. He was widely known throughout the country as a cattle dealer. He was a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge of Meeker. At the time of his death Mr. Loy was 43 years, 7 months, 13 days of age. All the relatives were here during his illness and death which occurred in the home which was their mother's
Submitted by Linda Mulford [email protected]

Thomas, Custer Co OK Robert L. POPE, pioneer citizen of this community, who has been ailing for several months, was beckoned into another world Monday about 1 o'clock at his home in the east part of this city.
Mr. POPE was a native of East Tennessee and was born in Morriston Aug. 13, 1849, the son of Theodore P. L. POPE, and , his first wife, Phebe RIGHTSELL. He moved to Coles Co. IL during 1853, where he lived for several years, later moving to Mercer Co MO where he was married to Miss Reta MCGEE in 1877. To this union two children were born, Darthula, who, when she grew to young womanhood, became the wife of E. CANADA, and, is now a resident of Port Arthur, TX, and, who preceded her father to that great beyond.
Mr. POPE came to OK Territory Dec. 1, 1898. He homesteaded land in what was then the beautiful South Canadian river valley. He had an excellent farm for several years and one of the finest orchards in this section of the state; however, the treacherous river changed its course at each flood stage, and, eventually, Mr. POPE lost most of his tillable land. All that remained of consequence was a few acres and a hillside.
After the death of his wife, he was united in marriage to Miss George Anna SNIDER, April 6 1883 at McPaul, IA. To this union were born 6 children: Mrs. Elle MARTIN of Tulsa, Mrs. Clara WRIGHT of Butler, T. M. Pope of this city, C. F. POPE of Eureka, KS, W. C. POPE of Tulsa, and Mrs. E. MURRAY of Muskogee. All the children were here to attend the funeral rites.
The late Mr. POPE leaves to mourn his going , his wife and the above named children, twenty-four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters. The brothers are: John POPE, Sloan, IA, Chas. A. POPE, Tulsa, W. L. POPE, Manitou, Oscar POPE, Friona, TX. The sisters are: Mrs. Belle McQUINN, Tulsa, Mrs. Adeline WILLIAMS, Miles, MO, and, Mrs. Florence WOODS of Junction City, OR. Rites for the late Mr. POPE were held Wednesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Walter Smith and W. S. Dearing and were attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends.
Music was furnished by the Baptist Church choir under direction of Harry J. Miller; Mrs. J.E. Stambaugh, accompanist. Bearers were: W.A.Whelchel, Jas. A. Oller, H.A. Hahly, Alf Rogers, W.C.Danford and Henry Fiolle. Following the rites, the funeral cortege proceeded to Mound Valley cemetery, where the remains were laid to rest.
Submitted by Shirlee Crow [email protected]

Family Claims Championship In Cheating Death
Pictured above are thirteen brothers and sisters who are laying claim to a record of having been more successful in cheating the grim reaper than any other group of the kind and size in the state. They are the sons and daughters of Mr. and Mrs Basil PRATER, pioneers of Arkansas, and with one exception, all of them now live in Oklahoma, the family having moved into this state in 1895.
They never have lost a brother or sister by death and they all credit thier excellent health to the fact that they all, men and women alike, followed the plow in their youth.
Members of the group, standing, left to right are: Noah PRATER, Marlow, Oklahoma; Mrs. Mary Magdalene PENDLEY, Marlow; W.L. PRATER, evangelist, Sapulpa; Mrs Camora REAMES Erick; P.E. PRATER, Oklahoma; Mrs Dorothy LONG, Hutchinson, Kansas; S.A. PRATER, Gore, Oklahoma; C.C. PRATER, Marlow Seated, Left to right, are: Mrs. Sallie PRICHARD, Holdenville; Mrs Charlotte MCCARTY, Marlow; Mrs. Ada WALLS, Marlow; Mrs Nancy Emmaline CYPERT, Shawnee; and Mrs Mercy BENNIGHT Marlow. Mrs, CYPERT, 63, is the partriach of the group and C.C. PRATER is the "baby" member at 37.
As fathers and mothers, these thirteen are the parents of 67 children. There are also 61 grandchildren and one great grandchild. That is probably another record of some kind.
Submitters Note: Mary Magdalene Prater Pendley mentioned is my GreatGrandma.
Submitted by: Sandie Prater Choctaw,Oklahoma [email protected]

Thursday, September 24, 1998
Sergeant John L. PRATER, born in Davis, Indian Territory in 1882, was in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years. A Newark, NJ newspaper article, probably 1923, details some of his accomplishments. Marine Guarded Three Presidents Serg. Prater, Retiring After 20 Years, Was All Over World. Met The Kaiser And Menelik Settles Down for Good as Guard of Bank of Newark. "Sergt. John L. Prater of 720 Franklin avenue, Nutley, N.J., vowed many times that if he ever doffed the uniform of the United States Marine Corps he never would get into another. He said he was "all shut" of uniforms. Then, just as if to play a huge joke on him, Fate stuffed his six feet of height and 187 pounds of brawn in a new bank in Newark.
Whatever may be his experience in life from now on, bank robbers and crusty patrons to the contrary notwithstanding. Sergt. Prater's life cannot be any more hazardous or more interesting than it has been the last twenty years. Twenty years means five hitches in the Marine Corps. In that twenty years he has done things many another man of twice his age -- he is only 42 -- has not even attempted. He is the only one among 115,000,000 other Americans who has been personal guard of three United States Presidents, who has completed five trips around the world, who has put foot on nearly every naval ship of the United States, who has done guard duty over the body of Admiral John Paul JONES, who has visited every port of the world in which a naval ship could enter and who has stepped from the torrid zone to the temperate zone and from that to the frigid zone as easily as the average commuter boards a train for home.
Sergeant Prater has ridden a camel across the Sahara Desert and has sailed up the Congo River in a boat. He has been reviewed by two Kings of England and has saluted the former German Emperor. Admiral of Ship Is a Girl Now he has retired from service after twenty years, has built a California style bungalow on a wooded knoll in Nutley and is commander of his own ship. He is not the admiral, however. That position is left to Priscilla Louise Prater, who is 4 1/2 years old, and has her hands full attending to a large family of dolls.That is the occupation of the "admiral," while Sergeant and Mrs. Prater are reading poultry journals.
Twenty years is not long when one looks back on it, Sergeant Prater says. He has been out of the service only a few weeks, but he says it seems almost yesterday that he was a youngster in Davis, Okla., when that was the Indian Territory and old Fort Arbuckle had recently been replaced by the newer Fort Sill. Out there in those days there was military atmosphere in abundance.
Johnnie Prater's grandfather, Henry C. DECOURTNEY, had been a major in the Mexican war and wounds prevented him from enlisting in the civil war, so he became a Government contractor. The De Courtneys were some of the first white settlers in the Territory. Johnnie's paternal grandfather was of a less war like career. He was, until he died, Prof. Prater, teaching romance languages in the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
When Theodore ROSSEVELT recruited his Rough Riders for the Spanish war Johnnie was 16 years old. He made application for the regiment and was rejected as too young. He bided his time. Five years later, on September 5, 1903, he enlisted in Kansas City as the first marine coming from the Indian Territory. He was fortunate in the nature of travel in those first six months. Almost immediately after his enlistment he was ordered to New York and went aboard the old Brooklyn, which set out for Mediterranean watters. Twenty years ago Christmas Sergeant Prater passed in the Holy Land. There was trouble in that section then, as there has been in other times and seasons. The Turks were killing the Syrians and the Brooklyn was sent to prevent bloodshed. For many weeks, Sergeant Prater stood guard over the Presbyterian School for Syrian Girls in Beirut. Visits Menelik in Abyssinia. Following that experience there came orders to proceed to Abyssinia to make a treaty with King MENELIK. Sergeant Prater was selected to accompany the official party, which traveled by gunboat through the Suez Canal and Red Sea to Jibuti on the Gulf of Aden, thence by camel train to Menelik's capital. "Menelik was a rattling big ebony fellow," said Sergeant Prater, "and his style was a silf hat and a breech clout. But he was a king all right. Not one in the thousands of his subjects disputed that fact. It would have been intensely unfortunate for them if they had. Menelik received us in royal style, took us hunting big game and was very courteous. I wonder if he would have done so had our business been less official." It was the report that Col. THORPE, then major, gave to President Roosevelt of the expedition that kindled the first desire for big game in Africa, Sergeant Prater said. That same year, on the return trip, Sergeant Prater saw the then German Emperor. The Brooklyn visited the Kiel Canal and the Kaiser came aboard. Full honors were done him, with officers on deck saluting and the guard presenting arms. Sergeant Prater said the KAISER himself a tall man, was of excellent military appearance and closely inspected every six footer he found. But there was another mission to be done, this time the incident which gave rise to Roosevelt's remark: "Perdicaris alice or Raisuli dead." Raisuli, an African bandit, had captured Ian Perdicaris, a former resident of Trenton, and had held him for ransom. President Roosevelt sent out an expedition which included Sergt. Prater in its personnel. The expedition was unsuccessful in getting the bandit out of the wilds and the ransom was paid instead. But the sergeant remembers well the nights in the jungle, with wild animals howling near the water holes and the awe the strange noises inspired.
Joined Marines and Saw World It seemed that Sergt. Prater was preordained to live up to the legend: "Join the Marines and see the world." He was constantly traveling. His next look at a king, after seeing Menelik was in England in 1905, when he saw King Edward driving in Hyde Park. It was that year the United States decided to bring back the body of John Paul Jones, which had lain buried in France for 115 years. The Marine Corps was called on for a guard detail. Sergt. Prater his penchant for the unusual skill at work, was selected as one of six that had the honor and until the body was placed in the Naval Cemetery at Washington Sergt. Prater stayed beside the coffin. Afterward he was transferred to the Marine barracks in Washington. President Poosevelt needed an orderly. He remembered the youngster who had tried to enlist in the Rough Riders and had him detailed. By that time Sergt. Prater already had been one of a party of 125 officers and men received by the Pope in Rome, had seen King Alfonso in Madrid and had been present when the Khedive of Egypt reviewed the Royal Irish Fusileers, the British troops stationed in Egypt. He also had met Richard Harding DAVIS at Cape Town in South Africa and Jack LONDOn in Sitka, Alaska. Prater's duty with Roosevelt was continued to the Presidency of TAFT.
Three times he visited the Canal Zone with each of those Presidents, the first time viewing the ruins of the canal left by the French, and later seeing the new canal in full operation. When marine officials were called upon to furnish a guard for President WILSON, Prater was recommended as competent and familiar with the duties. President Wilson sent for him and it was on the European trip that Prater became well acquainted with the President, for he was ordered never to leave the President's side.
From Brest to Paris he went with the Presidential party. He remained with the party when President Wilson visited King George and Queen Mary in Buckingham Palace; when they visited King Albert in Brussels and Victor Emmanuel in Rome. His services in Mexico permitted him to inspect a whole flock of Mexican Presidents -- Diaz, Huerta, Carranza and Obregon.Meanwhile his travels had taken him to Japan, where he had sailed on the Inland sea and had seen the Emperor and Empress of Japan in Tokio when he was an orderly to Admiral Sebree, in command of the Asiatic station. Sergt. Prater said he was a warm admirer of Roosevelt and had great respect akin to love for Wilson. He said Wilson had been a victim of much misunderstanding. He viewed President Taft as less democratic toward the enlisted man than either Roosevelt or Wilson. He Found World is Small Sergt. Prater will tell you the world is small.
Not many years after he met Richard Harding Davis in Cape Town, he saw him again at Vera Cruz when that place was occupied by United States troops in 1914. Again he saw him in South Africa and finally met him in on July 4, 1917, in Paris, shortly before Davis died. After meeting Jack London in Sitka he saw him later at San Francisco, again at Honolulu, again at Vera Cruz and lastly in Mexico. He has met many newspapermen in his travels. Sergeant Prater speaks Spanish fairly well and knows at least a phrase or two of a score or more of languages and dialects. He speaks a bit of Chinese he picked up at the legation in Pekin.
Just before the world war Sergeant Prater was appointed as military instructor at St. John's College. When the United States entered the war Sergeant Prater was transferred to active duty on the U.S.S. Seattle, heading the convoy for transport ships. He made serveral trips on the convoy before he was trasnferred to be guard for President Wilson. He was one of two men picked from among seventy on the Seattle to be the President's orderly. On recommendation of President Wilson Sergeant Prater was sent to the officers' training school at Quantico, VA., where he remained four months, but he did nto accept the commission he was offered, explaining that he wanted to stay an enlisted man.
It was not until the close of the war that he saw his half-brother, Thomas H. DENT of Phoenix, Ariz, who had enlisted in the Sixth Regiment of Marines. Sergeant Prater's own regiment was the Fifth. After the war Sergt. Prater was detailed to go with the "Roving Marines," a recruit detachment that traveled about the country to advertise the service. He was listed as a singer and dancer. He admitted he was a bettter marine than a singer, although he has an excellent tenor voice. He traveled with Sergt. Dan DALEY, "grand old man of the Marine Corps," who was twice decorated with the Congressional Medal.
His last recruit duty was in Newark,, and it was there he was discharged at the end of twenty years, with a substantial pension coming to him from the Government and a new position -- in uniform -- open to him. But there was one paper to which he attached his signature that had a far different meaning to him than the scores of military papers he had signed. One of military papers he had signed, One Students League exhibit in New York.
That was 1917. He had seen hundreds of famous paintings in his Old World travels and he had an especial interest in art. A picture which was marked for the first prize attracted his attention. It was called "Antiques." "Gosh, that's good!" said the sergeant. "I wonder who painted that!" "I did," said a girl at his elbow, and the sergeant said she was far from being an antique herself. "And who might you be?" he said. Wins Bride at Art Show Thenseforth the conversation is not recorded.
Suffice it to say that on April 8, 1918, between trips that Sergt. Prater made across the Atlantic he and Miss Priscilla Louise CATTELL, the painter of "Antiques" and winner of the first prize, were married by the minister of an uptown Presbyterian church. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cattell of 212 West Eightieth street.
Sergeant Prater's new uniform isn't near so resplendent as his old one. So sometimes when on holidays he hangs out the American flag on the new pole over his bungalow he puts on his beloved uniform, with the gold and red chevron and the gunnery sergeant chevron that goes with them. Across his breast are two rows of ribbons that include Mexican service, Haitian service in 1915-1916, Nicaraguan service in 1912, the Cuba pacification service in 1906, the world war service with Maltese cross for escort service in the submarine zone and the regimental decoration of the Fifth Marines. He says he has been in virtually all the engagements the marines have entered since the Spanish-American War. He looked all over the world for a place to settle down and he has found it at last in New Jersey. He has chosen a high point, because of a military advantage, he says. There is one other matter in which Sergt. Prater stands out as both a marine and a civilian. He has never smoked, drunk liquor or gambled. His discharge papers carry the word "Excellent" in every report for the entire twenty years. "Probably you think I'm fit to be a parson," he grinned. Sergt. Prater, with his body straight as an arrow and with muscles like steel that bulge under his uniform, is no namby-pamby. You will mark him at once as a regular fellow."
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Services for Ima Fern RICHARDS, will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Bettes Chapel. Rev. Freddie Kitch, Boone, Colo. and Rev. Eugene Hawkins will officiate. Mrs. RICHARDS died in a local hospital June17.
She was born June 22,1936 in Carter County and lived in Ardmore all of her life. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Farris RICHARDS; two daughters; her mother, Mrs. Rube WELLS; five brothers, Don WELLS, San Jose, Calif., Jack, Bruce, Doug and Robert WELLS, Ardmore; three sisters, Dorothy and Lois, Berdine .; several aunts and uncles.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Bearers will be Billy LEWIS, Paul ANDERSON, Hubert AYERS, Joe TAYLOR, Bill BLALOCK and Charlie M. JONES.
Submitted by Sandra Williams [email protected]

1907 - Death Comes To Prominent Man
William Rand Dies At His Home After A Brief Illness
William RAND, age 69 years, died at his home, 419 West Fifth street, yesterday morning at 11:30 from a cold contracted about a month ago resulting in pneumonia which caused his death.
He had been a resident of this city for the past six years and was a prominent lumberman, well-known over the two territories. Mr Rand came from Lyndon, Kansas, being a native of that state.
He is survived by a wife and two children both grown and married. Business and social circles wil lose a prominent member in Mr. Rand's death. He had never figured much in politics, but had been persuaded by his many friends to make the race for register of deed of this county on the republican ticket in the forthcoming election but providence decreed otherwise. Not only did business interests demand his support and attention, but he was always found enlisted on the side of any good cause.
Funeral services will be held from the First M.E. church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
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SCOTT, Ervin Elmer, Sr. Joined the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple - Guthrie Oklahoma, October 1939. Date of Birth: Jan 16, 1900 Hartshorn, Oklahoma Died: January 1, 1975,Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 5 ft. 5 1/2 inches tall Blue Eyes, Brown Hair Member of Oklahoma City Blue Lodge No. 36
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SCOTT, Colonel E.E.
Oklahoma County - April 11, 1970
137 Military Airlift Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard, P.O. Station 18, Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Dr. Thomas O. Paine, Administrator National Aeronautics and Space Administration cordially invites you to attend the launching of Apollo 13, Saturday, April 11, 1970 at the the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida. R.S.V.P.
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Obituary Ethel Bert Milburn TAYLOR age 22 years 6 months and 4 days. Died at the home of J. M. ANDERSON, 16 miles north east of Hennessey, Feb. 24th after a 10 days illness of pneumonia.
He moved with his parents, O.B. and E. F. TAYLOR, to Kansas in 1886. His mother died 3 years later and Bert with one sister was left with only a father's care since 9 years of age. After several years his father and sister returned to VA.
Bert like may others preferred to take his chances in the west. He has labored at different occupations to try to earn a livelihood and obtain an honorable and honest living until death came to relieve him of the trials of this life.
Thou are gone from this earth and from the eyes of this sinful world, we can never again behold our dear nephew who was truthfully and honest in this life. When friends were looking for his return home with anxious eyes we received word of his sickness and death, so sudden and sad; God's will be done. He leaves a father, sister and many relatives; near and dear to them was their darling boy, but God giveth, and taketh away.
Submitted by: Charlotte Cross [email protected]

Thursday, August 13, 1964
Services were held Wednesday in the First Christian Church of Luther for Laurence THOMAS, 66, who died Monday at his home in Luther. Burial was in Luther Cemetery under direction of Baggerley Funeral Home, Edmond.
THOMAS had been a resident of Luther since 1914. He was born in Waverly, Kansas. He was a retired farmer and was a school bus driver. He was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Hattie; a daughter, Mrs. Lorene PROKUP, Porum; a son, Jim,   Little Rock, and a sister, Mrs. Clifford CANADA, Luther.

Laurence THOMAS was born February 4, 1898 to Elmer and Clara May THOMAS near Waverly, Kansas. He moved with his parents to Oklahoma in 1914, and resided in or near Luther ever since. He was married to Hattie BRISCOE on May 7, 1921. To this union were born two children, Lorene and Jimmy. He departed this life August 3, 1964. Laurence was a faithful, devoted member of the First Christian Church at Luther.
He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Hattie, as sister, Mrs. Fannah CANADA, near Luther; one daughter, Mrs. Lorene PROKUP of   near Porum; one son Jimmy, of North Little Rock, Ark., and seven grandchildren, a source of great joy to him.
Submitter's note: these were taken from the paper serving the Luther area at the time, The Luther Citizen or The Oklahoma County News,
Thursday, August 6 and Thursday August 13, 1964. One of Lawrence's half-uncles, John S. HAMILTON was one of the original homesteaders of Deep Fork Township and Lawrence's family chart can be reached through him on the Oklahoma county page.
Sharon McAllister [email protected]

Edgar UPTON, 88 buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Garvin Co.. Edgar UPTON was born on June 29, 1905 in Oklahoma Indian Territory.
He died on Friday, June 17, 1994. Mr. UPTON was married to Clara KINGSLEY. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara KINGSLEY in 1979. Survivors include a daughter; two step-brothers.; two sisters; one grandson; and three great-grandchildren.

WOLF, John W. Street & Draper - Services for John W.Wolf, 74 years old, who died at his home, 38th & Western, south, Sunday morning, will be conducted by Rev. Samuel M. Gibson, at Street & Draper chapel, Tuesday afternoon 2 o;clock. Interment Fairlawn cemetary.
He is survived by his wife and son, Roy C. Wolf, and daughter Fannie M. Wolf, also grandson, James Harry Little.
Death Claims John Wolf, Pioneer
Death of John W. Wolf, 74-year-old pioneer, at his home, Thirty-eighth street and Western avenue, south, Sunday morning, was a shock to old-timers of Oklahoma county. Funeral was held Tuesday afternoon.
Accompanied by his son, Roy Wolf, had been to the farm of a neighbor, N.J. REDING, where he had purchased a heifer. There he complained of "a spell" and was made to sit down for a time. When he felt better one of the Reding family took him home in the automobile. Wolf sat by the stove while others were in and about the room. He complained that his hands were cold and the fire was built up. When next noticed, he had slumped forward in his chair and was found to have died. Wolf had planned to start to Florida this weekend to escape the winter. He owned a large farm and recently sold land on which S.I. FISH opened Fish's Southside addition where Lafayette school has been located.
He is survived by his wife, a son Roy C., a daughter, Fannie Wolf, a son-in-law, H.G. LITTLE and a grandson, James Harry Little.
Source: unidentified newspaper clipping Fairlawn records indicate he was born 1854; died 11-25-1928. Came to OK sometime in the late 1800's.
Submitted by: Jim Little [email protected]

Funeral services for Emma WELLS will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Bettes Chapel. Bill Roden, minister of Church of Christ, Moore, will officiate. Burial will be in Springer Cemetery.
Grandsons serving as bearers will be Bennie WELLS, Keith WELLS, Bob WELLS, Jack WELLS, Robert WELLS, Bruce WELLS, Doug WELLS and Don WELLS.
Emma Gertrude WELLS, of Springer, was born Aft.4,1888 in Moore County, Tenn. She married G.W. WELLS here on Jan.6,1904. He preceded her in death Feb.16,1966. She had lived in Carter County for 81 years and in Springer for 20 years. She was a member of the First Avenue Church of Christ. She died here Tuesday.
Survivors include two sons, Ira WELLS, Ardmore, and Walter WELLS, Oklahoma City; a niece that she raised; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great grandchildren.
Submitted by Sandra Williams [email protected]

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bettes Funeral Home for G.W. WELLS, 88 retired farmer and rancher of Springer. Tom SMITH of Healdton Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be in the Springer Cemetery. Bearers are Keith Wells, Jack Wells, Bruce Wells, Doug Wells, Don Wells, Robert Wells and Bobby Gene Wells.
Wells, who had resided in the Springer area 60 years, was born June 26, 1877 in Collin County, Tex. He married Emma Gertrude ALLEN in Ardmore Jan. 6, 1904. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Wells died Friday, Feb.16.1966 in an Ardmore hospital.
Survivors include the widow; two sons, Ira, Lake Murray State Park, and Walter, Oklahoma city; a sister, Mrs. Ella Kirkley, Ardmore; 18 grandchildren and 30 great grand children.Three sons, Ruben, Robert and Eugene, died earlier.
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Funeral for Ruben W. WELLS, 47, who died Tuesday in a Temple, Texas hospital, will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Springer Baptist church. Burial by Bettes will be in the Springer Cemetery. The Rev. E.M. KENNEDY will preside at the services. Serving as pallbearers are Steve BRODIE, Curtis WELLS, Enoch WATERSON, Burnie LANG, Alfred WILLIAMS and Joe TAYLOR. WELLS.
Was born Aug.29,1905 in Madill, was a mechanic and had lived in this community his entire life. He died after a two weeks' illness.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel, northwest of the city; five sons, Jack, Bruce, Donald, Douglas and Robert, all of the home; four daughters, Dorothy, Berdine, Fern and Lois; two brothers,Walter and Ira and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. WELLS, Springer. He and the former Ethel ROYAL were married in Ardmore in 1926.
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Services for Inis Ethel "Mossie" WELLS, 81, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home chapel. Rev. Billy Smith will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Born Dec. 24, 1908, at Berwyn, Mrs. WELLS died Monday, Mar.15,1990, in a local hospital after an extended illness.
Married to Ruben Washington WELLS Dec.4,1926, she had lived here all her life and was a former cook for Hamburger King and Bill and Barb's Restaurant. She was preceded in death by her husband March 24,1953; three sons, Jack, Donald and Robert,; and a daughter, Fern RICHARDS.
Survivors include two sons, Bruce, Ardmore, and Douglas, Lexington; three daughters, Lois , Dorothy and Berdine; a brother, Clyde ROYAL, Henderson, Nev.; two sisters, Rosie ALLEN, Ft. Worth, and Dell STEWART, Ardmore; 21 grandchildren and 27great-grandchildren.
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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth WHITE, 76, died Friday in an Oklahoma City rest home. Services are pending at the Baggerley funeral home in Edmond. Mrs. WHITE had owned and operated several cafes in Oklahoma City. In the old days she worked in the old Harvey House here, near the railroad station in Oklahoma City before opening her own businesses.
She was born in Williamson county, Texas, and moved to Sulphur in 1896. She lived in Edmond before moving to Oklahoma City in 1911.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thomas NICLOS, Edmonds, Wash.; and Mrs Jack SHANNON, Tryon; one son T.F. “Dutch” THASSLER, Edmond; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
(Date of Death:February 11, 1955)
Submitted by: Leona Kollman Garc�a

McClain Newspaper: Death Claims John WILKEY, War Veteren Aged Man Was 93: Was Last Surviving Union Soldier in the County Burial is Here, Large Family Survives;
American Legion Post Has Part in Services Military honors by the local American Legion post marked the funeral services held for John Wilkey, (3, Civil War veteran and last surviving member of the Union army in McClain county. Death came to the aged man last Wednesday morning following an illness of two years at his home here. The last rites were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Rackley Funeral Home with Rev. C.B. Bryant of the First Christian church and Rev. Ralph Hampton of the Free Will Baptist church at Iron Chapel in charge.
Wilkey joined the Union forces at the age of 14 as a drummer boy. He saw active service with the 79th Illinois Cavalry. During the war, he was seriously injured and later taken prisoner. He spent several weeks in a prison camp at Tyler, Texas, and was released from it the day peace was declared.
The veteran was born in White county, MO., on Feb 17, 1846. In Franklin county, Ark., on Oct. 29, 1886 he was married to Mary Ellen NICHOLS who survives him.
Also surviving are 13 of his 14 children; more than 70 grandchildren and 12 great-granchildren. Children present for the rites included Mrs. Rachel DIXON, Purcell; Mrs. Mary Dixon, Mrs. L. MCKENNON, Bill WILKEY and Luther Wilkey and (illegeable); and Mrs. Birdie LEE, Iron Chapel. Because of distance, the other seven children could not attend.
Casket beareres were Joe E. COLBERT, Bearden, Leo COBB, Oliver (illegeable), and (illegeable).
Submitted by: Laura Lee Hamada Hamilton [email protected]

HALE Mrs. Mary Gertrude, age 63, residence 648 N. Tyler, passed away Friday. Survived by husband, George C. HALE; sons Glen W.HALE, Harrol C. HALE, all of Dallas; brothers, Bob WILSON, Wichita Falls; Edmon WILSON, Diamond, Okla.; sisters, Mrs. Mertie MEDLEY, Shawnee, Okla.; Mrs. Ida DAVIS, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren.
Services 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Cliff Temple Baptist Church. Dr. Wallace BASSETT officiating. Pallbearers: P. D. BLACKBURN, C. D. BISHOP, Chas. R. STREETMAN, W. T. BULLOCK, Joe PHILLIPS, Frank L. MAXEY. Interment Laurel Land.
Clipping submitted by Howard Martin [email protected]
These articles are from my mothers collection from living in Shawnee about 70 years. My mom who is 93 yrs. old started cutting out and saving news-paper clippings in about 1930. Shawnee News-Star-Dates Unknown

Keep `em Flying' Is His Motto
The record he has built up as a P-38 ground crew chief in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy is a matter of pride to T-Sgt. Olin Lester MEDLEY, son Loen Tucker and Mertie Viola WILSON MEDLEY of Shawnee.
A resume of that record was sent recently from headquarters of the 15th airforce somewhere in Italy where Sergeant MEDLEY is now stationed. It was in the early days of the Tunisian campaign that Sergeant Medley's ingenuity and unlimited capacity for hard, grueling work was brought to the fore, the account of his work stated. Keeping his plane in the air despite hardships and handicaps, nothing was called impossible in those days and seldom was more work done with so little equipment. "We actually mantained our ships for a long while with little more than safety wire, a screwdriver and a pair of pliers," Sergeant MEDLEY was quoted. "Much of our equipment was in transit but operations had to go on." MEDLEY has never lost a ship due to mechanical failure and his planes have chalked up nine victories against enemy opposition. While Allied troops were having hard going at Salerno and needed every bit of aerial assistance that could be mustered, Sergeant MEDLEY worked on a 24-hour schedule, servicing his plane out of five-gallon gas cans and getting it in the air on four missions daily.
The Shawnee, Ok. man, going on his twenty-fourth month overseas, has been awarded the good conduct medal, American Defense ribbon, has three campaign stars on his European-African-Middle East ribbon and wears the distinguished unit citation with two clusters.
Enlisting December 17, 1940, he received his specialist training at Lincoln Aeronautical school, Lincoln, Nebr., and was assigned to his present AAF P- 38 Lightning group. A brother, Leon T. MEDLEY Jr, is with the field artillery in France, and a cousin Donald M. MEDLEY pilots a B24 Liberator in Europe.
Clippings submitted by Howard Martin [email protected]
These article are from my mothers collection from living in Shawnee about 70 years. My mom who is 93 yrs. old started cutting out and saving news-paper clippings in about 1930. Shawnee News-Star-Dates Unknown


Shawnee News Star 1970
Local Reunion Draws Crowd at Boy Scout Park Mr. and Mrs. Stanley SEALOCK,Tecumseh, hosted the annual reunion of the family of the late Loen Tucker and Mertie Viola WILSON MEDLEY of Shawnee.
Attending from Shawnee were Loen Tucker and Agnes NEW MEDLEY Jr, George Edgar and Mable Christine MEDLEY BELL and Patricia Ann, William Ervin "Doug and Effie Margaret MEDLEY DOUGLAS and Nelda Joyce, Robert Ervin DOUGLAS, and Linda, Kent and Keri, James EDGAR and Mary Viola MEDLEY MARTIN, Charles Eugene MARTIN and Randall Scott and Marie Lanette, and Edward Lee BELL and Lisa Kaye and Pamela Gaye.
Those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Buster BROWN, Mrs. Ruth JOHNSON, Mrs. Ruby HARRIS, Mr. and Mrs. Fred BROWN and Paul, all of Duncan; Lee Herman TATE and Todd BRADLEY, Dane Arlon and Lance SEALOCK, and Stanley Arthur and Lucy Francis MEDLEY SEALOCK of Tecumseh.
Others attending were Olen Lester and Betty Jo SIMMONS MEDLEY and Nancy Olene and Nanette Lee, Joe WINN, all of Tulsa; Henry DeWayne and Betty Hope ELLEDAGE DOUGLAS and Don Wayne, Connie Janye, Todd Allen and Mike David, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. HAYES and Tara Ann, Charles Stanley and Elizabeth Marie MEDLEY BRANTLEY and Stanley Charles and Joseph Edward, all of Oklahoma City; Fred Loen and Minnie Lou HERROL JONES and Jane Ann, Mrs. Maudie Bertha MEDLEY JONES, of Ada. Also Mr. and Mrs. Clarence WINN, Tyler, Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. Bob WILSON, Wichita Falls, Tex.; Larry Dean and Carolyn Ruth DOUGLAS LEE and Melinda Ruth and Jennifer LEE, Ohio; and Mrs. Curtis DOUGLAS, Stillwater; Danial Loen and Lana Jean TABER SEALOCK and Daniel James and Jana Kay, Earlsboro; Doyle Wayne and Francis Louise SEALOCK HANKINS and Debra Louise, Enid.
A meal was served, and the family spent the afternoon taking pictures and playing horseshoes. Seventy five attended the annual event.
Clipping submitted by Howard Martin [email protected]
Articles are from my mothers collection from living in Shawnee about 70 years. My mom who is 93 yrs. old started cutting out and saving news-paper clippings in about 1930. Shawnee News-Star-Dates Unknown

Washington County:Unknown Clipping Monday, September 21, 1998
BARBEE, Frances Ella born 13 Nov 1871 near Huntsville TN and died 8 Jun 1940. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William LIVELY.
She came to Oklahoma with her husband Benjamin Grey Barbee in 1897 and became a citizen of the Burbank Field.
She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters, 5 sons, 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 47 grandchildren and 21 gr-grandchildren. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery Bartlesville, OK.
Note: Newspaper unknown, but it probably was the one in Bartlesville, or Dewey, OK. Frances Ella is gr-grandmother to Phillip Noland
Submitted by Thelma Noland [email protected]

November 1989
Selma Lillian BYERS, 73, of Mineola, Kansas.
A native of Portland [Jay County, Indiana] died November 29th [1989] in Mineola. Born, May 5, 1916 in Portland, she was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Minnie Isabel ( HUTSON ) NELSON. Surviving are one son, Mark T. WAUGH, Mineola, one daughter, Mrs Richard (Susan) E. STUPAK of Moore, Oklahoma, one sister, Effie ADAIR, Huron, Tennessee, four stepchildren, 2 grandchildren, several step -granchildren and several neices and nephews. Memorials may be made to Mineola Ambulance Fund or to Lifeline in care of Minnis Mortuary, Mineola, Kansas.
Submitted by Eloine Chesnut [email protected]

July 31, 1990
Services for Frankie SMITH HINE, age 88,  were held in Melrose NM.
She was born Jan 21,1902, in Indian Territory,OK,daughter of the late  Jefferson Davis and Mattie SMITH.
Submitted by Karen Combs [email protected]

Saturday, June 3, 1939 This obituary was a front page story in the Okemah, OK paper.
Funeral Services For Judge HUSER Will Be Held Sunday Afternoon
Funeral services for Judge E(Eugene). Huser, 71, who died at his home here Thursday night of a heart attack, will be held at the Presbyterian church Sunday at 2 p.m.
Judge Huser, an Okemah resident since 1913, has suffered several heart attacks during the past three months, but was apparently in better health Thursday. He was at his office during the day. He suffered his first severe attack several months ago and was in the hospital for a time, but gained strength and returned to his home.
Judge Huser moved to Oklahoma from Indiana, settling in what is now Jefferson county. later moving to Okemah. As a pioneer attorney, he was interested primarily in civil cases and as a result of his work as an attorney, he was elected county judge about six years ago and reelected two additional times. He was active in political affairs of the county, particularly in behalf of the Democratic party, being called upon to speak at meetings of various democratic organizations.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Cora Ruth Huser; six sons, Tom Huser of Oklahoma City, Stanley Huser of Joplin, Mo., Ellis Huser of Hanford, Cal., Herbert Huser of Oklahoma City and Marshall Huser of Wewoka. Four of his sons are attorneys, Herbert Huser having practiced with his father before moving to Oklahoma City. Members of the family   said Friday Herbert and his wife were in the south on a vacation at the time of the judge's death. Highway patrol of Louisiana and other agencies have been asked to locate Herbert Huser and notify him of his father's death. He had not been located at midafternoon.
The Rev. James McMillan, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate at the services Sunday. Judge Huser was a member of that church and also of the Masonic lodge. Burial will be in Highland cemetery, the Barry Funeral home announced.
Second article on the same page:
Commissioner To Name New County Judge A successor to County Judge E. Huser, who died at his home here Thursday night, will be selected by the Okfuskee board of county commissioners. Because of legal matters to come before the court during the month of June, it was believed Friday that action by he board would be taken some time next week.
Submitted by Dana Christian [email protected]

Friday, May 3, 1946
William Henry LIVELY
Mr. W. H. LIVELY was born April 25th 1865 in the state of Illinois. When a small lad his parents moved to Waverly, Kansas. In early life he confessed Christ & united with the Methodist Church.
On Feb. 5, 1890 he was married to Miss Emma Ellen LOVELL. To this union four children were born.
Survivors include his wife Emma, two daughters: Mrs. P. B. STARMER, Independence, Kansas: Mrs. W. E. WILMOTH, 3237N.W. 15th, Oklahoma City, Okla; two sons, H. J. LIVELY, Gladewater, Texas; Earl W. LIVELY, Marshall, Texas. 16 grand children and six great grand children, two sisters, Mrs. Hatie TRULOCK and Mrs. Clara McDONALD in the state of Calif.
[The above obituary as recorded by Laura E. Clark 1880-1975].  Date of death noted as May 3 1946, burial at Rose Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK. This family lived in Luther, Ada and Oklahoma City during their time in Oklahoma.
Sharon McAllister [email protected]

William Franklin THOMAS

William Franklin Thomas, son of Joseph and Margaret Thomas, born January 10, 1863 at Bynumville, Missouri. Passed away, at the home of his daughter at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 11:50 am Wednesday, April 21, 1948
He grew to manhood at the homestead in North Missouri, where he met and married Celia Frances LAKE, March 24, 1886. To this union five children were born, two, Bertie Roy, an infant and David Earl, age 21, having proceeded him in death.
With his wife and young children he moved to southeast Missouri. Hence to Oklahoma, and for the past 21 years has made his home in this community. At the age of 17 he united with the Independent Holiness Church, this Faith, he strictly adhered to throughout the remainder of his life.
His wife was called to her reward March 22, 1930 while living at Carney [Lincoln Co.], OK.
He leaves to morn his passing two sons and a daughter, Everett and Arthur Thomas of Carney, and Mrs. Opal WILSON of Oklahoma City. One sister, Mrs. Molly EAGEN of Cushing, Oklahoma. 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.


December 9, 1954
Big Pasture News
Funeral Held in Grandfield Funeral Home, services were held Tuesday, December 7 at 2:30 p.m. from the local Christian Church for Mrs.Mary C. AMYX, who passed away at the Grandfield Hospital Sunday, December 4th. Claud L. Bunyard, minister of the local Christian Church was in charge of the services with the assistance of Rev. Faris Weaver, Methodist Minister.
Mrs, Mary Chtherine AMYX was born Feruary 14, 1872, in Morgan County, Kentucky. She was married to Phili AMYX before coming to Oklahoma, They came to the Loveland community in September, 1907, and homestead a farm. Mr. AMYX died September 1932. Mrs. AMYX had been a resident patient at the Grandfield hospital for the past ten years. She was loved and admired by her many friends both here and in the loveland community. She was a member o fthe local Christian Church.
Survivors included eight daughters; Mrs. George ENNIS, Loveland, Mrs. Anna ARCHER, Hanford, Calif., Mrs Jess MORTON, Puyallup,Wash., Mrs. Leon MALONE, Pine Bluff, Ark.; Mrs H. K. RANDALL, Grandfield; Mrs. Walter DUGGINS. Loveland; Mrs. J.O. DOYLE, of Tacoma, Wash. and one son Roy AMYX, Morton, Tex., 22 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Don DUGGINS, Gene SLAUGHTER, Eldon ENNIS, Gene MALONE, Roy AMYX and Finis BALDRIDGE. Honary pallbearers were Bill HILL, Dennis BRYAN, Jake LASLEY, Morris SIMONSON, W.M. TANT, Watt BISHOP, Dr. W.A. FUQUA and G.H. RANDALL. Burial was in the Local cemetery, under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home.
Submitter's Notes: Mary Cathrine Fannin Amyx, February 14, 1872 - December 4, 1954 (On headstone) Amyx Mary C. Phillip H. 1872-1954 1872-1932
Submitted by Cathy Phillips [email protected]

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