Oklahoma Family Reunions

Family Reunions from 2003


BALFOUR Family Reunion

The Balfour family reunion will be held
in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
on July 25, 26, and 27, 2003.

For more information, contact:

Mrs. Beverley Estlinbaum, Historian
3732 Princeton
Edmond, Oklahoma

e-mail: Balfourfamily@webtv.net
or JEstlinbaum@cox.net


BURRIS Family Reunion

May 25, 2003
Sallisaw Civic Center  --  Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Isaac Burris (1820-1897) lived and died in Burris Valley,
Jack Fork County, (now Pittsburg County),
Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.

Known children:
Turner Burris, married Ella Jordan
Sidney Burris, married Molsey
Lucy Burris, married Morris Impson

All descendents and related family lines are invited to join us
on Sunday, May 25, 2003, at the Civic Center in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.
Doors open around 9 a.m.  Lunch is potluck.

New genealogy information has been located since last year,
but there are still lots of unanswered questions. 
Bring your pictures, your stories, and your family information,
and help us fill in the blanks.

For more information, contact
Dana Burris, Rt. 3 Box 630, Muldrow, OK 74948
or Ethel (Burris) McGowan at (918) 775-6400.

Submitted by
Pat Kidd.


COOLEY Family Reunion

Keystone State Park
Shelter # 2
Tulsa, OK
Keystone Lake
May 25,2003

Descendants of William Marshall Cooley and Malinda Buchanan of Tennessee

We will eat at 12:30 P.M. This year will be Potluck, so bring your food and join us for lunch, music and visiting with your relatives.

For directions or information, my email address is emrice@msn.com.


DAY Family Reunion

The Day Family Reunion 2003
will be held at Lake Murray State Park,
Group Camp #1, Ardmore, OK.

Check-In: Friday, June 13 at 2:00 pm and
Check-out: Sunday, June 15 at 12:00 noon

16-Adults $25.00 -- 10-15 yrs $15.00
4-10 yrs $10.00 -- 0-3 yrs FREE

Lisa Holt --


GREEN Family Reunion

The William Henry Green Family Reunion
will be held July 4, 2003
at the Runestone State Park, Heavener, OK 74937. 

All Family and Friends are welcome

For more information, e-mail


HOWELL Family Reunion

Descendants of Pleasant & Sarah Barns Howell
Descendants of Robert & Dorothy Briggs Howell

Where: Lake Eufaula, OK

When: July 25, 26, 2003

Pleasant Howell was born in TN circa 1828, married Sarah Barns in Roane Co., TN on June 1, 1845. Sarah and the children lived in Polk Co., TN from at least 1870 on. Four of their 10 children later settled in NE Texas and all over Oklahoma, specifically in Bryan, Lincoln, and McIntosh County. Many descendants now live in Garvin, McClain, Osage, and Tulsa Counties.

Robert Henry Howell of VA settled in TN after 1916, with his wife, Dorothy Briggs Howell. He was a brick mason and did the brickwork on the Historical Vann House, McNair House, and the Hildebrand House. Robert is buried in the former Moravian Cemetery at the Vann Home in Spring Place, Ga. Several of his descendant settled in TX and Oklahoma. Many lived in the Brooken area of Haskell County, OK.

Meeting place:
The Highway 9 Landing Picnic/Campground. We will be meeting in the campground picnic shelter.
(Highway 9 Landing RT 4 BOX 5500 STIGLER OK 74462-9440)

From Highway 40, take 69 South to Eufaula.
From Eufaula, OK: Go approximately 9 miles east on Highway 9.
From Stigler, OK: Go 22 miles west on Highway 9.

Campground reservations can be made at:

Reunion Activities
Friday evening, July 25th -- get acquainted social, Lake Eufaula Campground, Spaces N20 and N21.

Saturday morning, July 26, at the Group Shelter/Picnic area, 9:00 ish until ? -- join us for donuts/pastries and coffee/tea/juice and visiting. We will distribute the Reunion T-shirts before lunch. Be sure to bring your genealogy and photos! We will have 2 laptops (one with a CD burner), a scanner, printer and copier available, and will share information and discuss our research. Be sure and bring some blank floppy disks or CD's for saving/copying files and pics. We will also have door prizes and such throughout the day. Oh, and don't forget, we will be taking LOTS of pictures, so smile!

Sometime between 1:00 and 2:00 we will have lunch prepared for everyone. Please remember to bring a covered dish. After that we will continue our genealogy discussions and then late afternoon (5:00ish or so), for those interested, we will visit the nearby Brooken Cemetery where most of the Robert Howell descendants from the area are buried. We will also visit the Mellette and Greenwood cemeteries close to Eufaula where many of the Pleasant Howell descendants are buried. If time allows, we may also visit the town of Eufaula.

We have the Group Shelter/picnic area reserved until 10:00 p.m.

If you need additional information, please e-mail
Connie Baumann or Darlene Tracy.

Don't forget your cameras and lawn chairs!!!


LEQUIRE Community Reunion

The last Saturday of September, Lequire, Haskell County, Oklahoma
will be hosting their community reunion in the Lequire Fire Station. 

Time will be from 10:30 A.M. until 2 P.M. 

If you have ever lived or have friends or relatives in Lequire or the surrounding area, please attend.

Lunch will be served.

For more information, contact Geri.



The Town of Marble City, Oklahoma is celebrating its centennial
October 11, 2003 with a homecoming and town reunion.

The day will get off to a good start with a fund raiser breakfast
followed by an Indian Taco lunch at City Hall
provided by the Marble City Historical Society for a fee. 

There will be all day city wide yard sales, lots of fun activities,
a horse race, gospel music, a sign dedication,
and in the evening there will be a free barbeque with country music. 

If you ever lived in Marble City or have family or friends
who have lived there, please attend. 

For more information, contact


O'BANNON and Related Lines Family Reunion

The O'Bannon, Browning, and Stidham families and related lines
will be having a family reunion on June 28, 2003
at the Millerton Community Building.

Coffee and donuts will be ready at 10:00am,
and lunch will be provided at 1:30pm.

William and Patti O'Bannon at
obannonp@intellisys.net for more information.


RYBURN/BRAND Family Reunion

Annual Ryburn/Brand reunion will be held
on Saturday, May 17, 2003

at Lake Wister State Park at the Hamilton Family Center.

Arrive early and plan for a full day of family enjoyment!
The doors will open at around 9 A.M.

Bring a covered dish to share with others.
The main meal will be about noon.

Everyone is invited to come to
the home of Jess & Wanda Ryburn
on the afternoon of Friday, May 16th
for visiting and exchange of information, etc.
Anytime after noon.

Everyone is requested to bring genealogy papers,
any photographs, stories, news clippings

or anything else you would like to share and update our Ryburn/Brand information.

Invite and encourage your family to attend.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact
Lola Nadine Borden
or Jess Ryburn
Phone: (918) 647-2560.


VAN WINKLE Family Reunion

11:00 AM
Sunday July 6, 2003
at the Masonic Hall in Norman, Oklahoma. 

Please Come and join us. 

Notify your family members--our sign in sheet from last year is short.

It will be potluck so bring your favorite food item and something to drink to share.
Paper plates, cups, and plastic flatware will be provided. 

We wish to include any descendants.
Bring your favorite dish to share, also stories and photos.
Please pass this along to other family members you know that may like to come.

From the I-35, exit Robinson, go east to Porter, then North.
The Masonic hall is just after a grocery store and a housing area to the left. 

From Hwy 9, take 24th St north to Robinson, then turn north at Porter.
The Masonic hall is just after a grocery store and a housing area to the left. 

After the dinner we are asking for some help cleaning up the dining hall and restrooms.
If we all pitch in we may be granted the use of the building next year.

For more information, please contact A. Connie Deckard.


WARD Family Reunion

The Bryant Ward Descendants will hold a reunion
at the Grove Community Center, in Grove, OK
on September 27, 2003, from 9-12noon,
with cemetery visits during the afternoon.

Cherokee lines of James, George and Nannie Ward
We hope to attend Pow Wow at 2 pm that day in Tahlequah.
Cherokee Gourd Society are host gourd dancers.

For more information,
please contact
Barb Brandon.


WHITE Family Reunion

The descendants of Clint & Pearl White
are having their 18th Annual Reunion
at Robbers Cave State Park in Wilburton, Oklahoma,
the first weekend of June 2003. 

The exact dates are May 30 through June 1st.

The children of Clint and Pearl White and Clint's second wife Frances Vanderbilt White have held this reunion every year since 1986. Clint White is the son of George Washington White and Montia Lenora Orr who were both pioneers of the State of Oklahoma.  Pearl Elizabeth Ingram White is the daughter of William Welch & Mettie Elizabeth Ingram who were also pioneers of the State of Oklahoma.

The following children of Clint and Pearl White have made sure this reunion is full of fun and fellowship:

Lee White, Sue White Jennings, Clinta White McCoy, Dena White Fryer, Joe White

For some information, contact Joe White at


WOODALL Family Reunion

Sunday, June 22, 2003
in Allen, Oklahoma
at the Allen Alumini Center on Broadway St.

We wish to include any descendants of the Woodall family,
the children of Sousan Hearn Woodall,
children of Paschal Marion Woodall, and Mary Magdline Babbitt Woodall.

This reunion is presented by the descendants of
Weltha Malinda Johnson Woodall and Thomas Phillip Woodall.

Location is the Allen Alumini Center starting at 10:00.
Bring your favorite dish to share, also stories and photos.
Communities to stay overnight are in Atoka, Holdenville, and on I-40.
Please pass along to other family members that you know that may like to come.

For more information, please contact
A., Connie Deckard.



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