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Stillwater Gazette

January 19, 1899

Dr WR LITTLE, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the vicinity of Clayton died at his home just East of Clayton last Friday after a short illness..

Submitter's Note: DR Walter Raleigh LITTLE was the great-greatGrandfather of Carolyn Atkinson.

Submitted by Carolyn Atkinson

From Unknown Newspaper
Probably Perkins, Payne Co, OK newspaper.

December 6, 1915

Richard COURTRIGHT was b in Wilkesbarre PA 5/30/1836; died 12/5/1915. He came to KS in an early day, where he was m to Miss Hannah SLATER. To their union were born 13 children, six boys and 7 girls. This wife preceded him in death March 21, 1909. Two children died in infancy, two lived to be grown and passed away; nine still survive, and all live in OK except one dau, Sadie WALKENSHAW, who lives in IA, and all were present at the funeral except Mrs. Walkenshaw.
"Uncle Dick" as he was familiarly called all over Payne Co, was one of the early pioneers of OK, having come into the country with Capt David L. Payne, but was ordered out by government troops. He afterward made the rase into OK and finally got a claim five miles SE of Stillwater, where he lived for about 20 years. He was a member of the Clayton Twp school board before the organization of the districts. Afterward he continued to be a member of the school board of Oak Grove district until he finally removed to another district, but was almost continually on the school board until a few years before his death. H!e also served as township trustee of Clayton twp and assessor of the same township. In every capacity in which he served he faithfully and honorably served the people to the best of his ability and his work was always of a high order. He was a kind father, a good neighbor, and trustworthy friend. Many a poor, struggling claimholder in early days had cause to bless the name of Richard Courtright for his timely aid and counsel. He served as county central committeeman for the democratic party several times, and many noted men were entertained at his hospitable home. His body was laid to rest in Fair Lawn Cemetery. Stillwater, following services at the home of his son, Charles, near Perkins,
And so closes the life chapter of a good man, great because of his faith in man's humanity to man, and so we say of him:
"There is no death! The stars go down,
To rise upon some fairer shore, And bright in heaven's jeweled crown,
They shine forever more"

Richard COURTRIGHT And Hannah SLATER gg Grandparents Of Carolyn Atkinson
Submitted by Carolyn Atkinson

November 1935

Mrs. Lydia WILSON, aged 63 years and 27 days, died at her home in Mehan, OK, 11/13/1935. Funeral services were held at the Vincent Funeral Home, 5th Ave and Main St, in Stillwater(Payne Co), at 2 oclock Friday afternoon, the Rev. Amos Chase officiating, and burial was in Fairlawn cemetery at Stillwater(Payne Co) under the direction of Vincent Funeral Home.
Lydia COURTRIGHT was born near Cedarvale, KS 10/16/1873. She was the daughter of Richard and Hannah COURTRIGHT. She was married to Charlie ELWOOD at Arkansas City, (Cowles Co) KS in 1886, and the young couple moved to OK during the opening in 1889.
Six children were born to them, two of whom preceded the mother in death during their infancy. Sons and daughters of this union surviving are Cyrus Elwood and Harrison ELWOOD of Mehan; Clyde ELWOOD of Afton(Ottawa Co) and Mrs Hannah AALLMAN of St Paul, MN. In 1899 she was married to John Shelton WILSON in Stillwater, who preceded her in death, 10/28/1926. To this union were born nine children, one of whom died in infancy. Those surviving are Mrs Virgie WOODRING of Mehan, Mrs Lucine VanZANDT of Mehan, Mrs Elsie VanZANDT of Mehan, Mrs Nellie STITES of Stillwater, Mrs Vernie KINKADE of Mehan, and Harvey, Andy, and Willis WILSON, all of Mehan; also four stepchildren, Mrs Grace MAYO, of Kansas City, KS, Mrs Pearl FRANKLIN of Denver, CO, Mrs Mollie GRIFFIN and James WILSON, of near Stillwater. There are 30 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters, the brothers and sisters being Joe, Charlie and Wilbur COURTRIGHT, near Stillwater, Mode COURTRIGHT and Sadie WALKINGSHAW of Blanchard, IA; Mrs. Hannah LADD of Drumright, and Helen DuRAIN of Bedrock. Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
The decedent united with the Pentecostal Church in 1919 in OK.

"Mother's gone away and left us, We will miss her in her chair;
She was always there to greet us, As we came in from everywhere.
But we know that she is safest, Like a star up there she'll shine,
In the glory of her Savior, Just beyond the tide of time.

Submitted by Carolyn Atkinson

The Stillwater Daily News Press

Oct 29, 1944

Joseph "Joe" Courtright, 74, died Saturday at his home, 311 East Tenth Avenue. Funeral arrangements are not yet completed and will be announced later by the Strode Funeral Home.
Courtright, a retired farmer, came to Oklahoma the year of the Cherokee Strip opening, and had lived near Perkins, Ripley and Stillwater.
He was born in Johnson County, Kas, June 24, 1870, the son of Richard and Hannah Courtright. He was married in Stillwater on Jan 15, 1897, to Amanda Jane who survives him. Surviving sons and daughters are Carl COURTRIGHT, Perkins; Harold COURTRIGHT, Glencoe; Floris COURTRIGHT, Vallejo/Calif; Joseph COURTRIGHT, Stillwater Route 4; S-Sgt. Richard COURTRIGHT, Ft Reno; Dewayne COURTRIGHT, Ripley; Mrs Gertrude ROBINSON, Three Sands; Mrs Bertha GATES, Glencoe Route 1, and Mrs Helen MILLIRON, Oklahoma City. Two daughters preceded him in death.
Brothers and sisters are Charlie COURTRIGHT, Stillwater; Mode COURTRIGHT, Rembrant, Iowa; Mrs Hannah LADD, Drumright, and Mrs. Helen DuRAIN, Pawnee. In addition there are 30 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a host of nephews and nieces.

Submitted by Carolyn Atkinson

Probably Perkins or Payne Co. Journal

July 1956

Services will be held at 10:30 am Monday in Strode Chapel for Charles H COURTRIGHT, a pioneer, 78, who died Friday 7/13, in Oklahoma City.
Brother John R Stewart will officiate with interment at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Strode Funeral Home.
Charles COURTRIGHT was born on 1/9/1878 in Cedarvale, KS, son of Richard and Hannah(SLATER) COURTRIGHT and came with them to the Cherokee Strip in 1886, settling on the 3K ranch until the opening of the OK TERR, when he came to Payne Co. He had lived on a farm near Perkins until 11 years ago when he went to Oklahoma City. He was married on 6/11/1899 to Bessie LITTLE in Ripley. He was a member of the Church of Christ and for 40 years a member of the IOOF Lodge at Perkins.
Survivors include his widow, four sons and three daughters who are Roy, Trinity Center, CA, Charles, Healdton; Walter, Chickasha; William, Miroloma, CA, Mrs Pearl CLANCY and Mrs Delce COPELAND of OKC, and Mrs Betty LAXSON of Dallax, TX.
There are 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A brother, Mode, lives at Blanchard, (Page Co) IA, and a sister, Helen DERAIN,(DuRain) at Lela.

Submitter's Notes: Charles Henry COURTRIGHT great-grandfather of Carolyn Atkinson The marriage date is wrong, they were married 10/11/1899, Perry, Noble Co, OK per marriage certificate. Charles Henry was a twin to Sarah Jane "Sadie" COURTRIGHT WALKINSHAW
Submitted by Carolyn Atkinson

Unknown Newspaper

Mrs Bessie L COURTRIGHT, 83, of 1709 SW 10 died Monday at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Moore. Services were to be at 2 pm Wednesday in Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater, with burial in Stillwater.
Mrs Courtright lived most of her life near Perkins. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include three sons, Clayborne Charles, Pryor; Roy B, Perkins; Walter R, Okemah, and three daughters, Mrs Pearl Clancy, Oklahoma City; Mrs Betty Laxson, Dallas, and Mrs Delce Copeland, also of Oklahoma City.

Submitter's Note: Bessie Little Courtright-GreatGrandmother of Carolyn Atkinson

Submitted by Carolyn Atkinson

Wilbur Amos COURTRIGHT, 74 year old Perkins farmer, died Friday in the Stillwater Municipal hospital and will be buried Sunday in the Perkins cemetery.
Rev. O Edgar Wright, Pastor of the Stillwater Christian Church, will conduct the services to be held in the Perkins Christian Church at 2:30 pm Strode Funeral home has charge of arrangements.
COURTRIGHT was born in KS on 5/12/1869, the son of Richard and Hannah Courtright. He was married to Lilly Frances SNEED at Silverdale, KS on 11/13/1892.
He came to Payne Co with Captain Couch's Boomers in 1889, and has lived near Stillwater all that time with the exception of eight years spent in Noble Co.
His wife preceded him in death in 1916. Sons and daughters who survive are Richard COURTRIGHT, Gardner CO, Earl COURTRIGHT, Stillwater, PFC John COURTRIGHT, Fort Sam, Houston, TX, Flournoy COURTRIGHT, Perkins; Mrs Ruby MACE and Mrs Marie HICKMAN OKC, and Mrs Viola HICKMAN, Perkins.
Other survivors include three brothers, two sisters, 21 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Brothers and sisters are Charlie COURTRIGHT, Stillwater, Joe COURTRIGHT, Ripley, Moses COURTRIGHT, IA, Mrs Hannah LADD, Drumright, and Mrs Hellen DURAIN, Pawnee..

Submitted by Carolyn Atkinson

October 1994

"James Marshall CLANCY, age 86, of Ok. City, OK formerly of the Carter, OK community departed this life on Wed September 28 at his home in OK City.

JM was born on 2/9/1908 near Carter, OK to CE and Elizabeth Carey Clancy
He married Burney May Cain on 12/29/1934. Together they lived in the OK City area for many years where JM worked as a service man for Mathis Bros Furniture.
He is preceeded in death by his parents, 1 daughter, 1 brother, and 1 sister.
He is survived by: Wife Burney May . 1 son: Don ;3 daughters: Billie Jean, Glenna, Darlene, 1 Brother: Bert Clancy of OK City(Claude Everette CLANCY--called Bert) 1 Sister: Lena Clancy, 15 grandchildren 12 great grandchildren
Services will be Mon 10/3/1994 at 1:00 pm in the Peoples Funeral Home Chapel, Lone Wolf, OK. burial is in the Poarch Cemetery, Carter Co, OK.

Submitted by Carolyn Atkinson

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