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Oklahoma Family Reunions

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Most family reunions are scheduled during the summer,
between Memorial Day in May and Labor Day in September.
Others choose a holiday such as Christmas, Easter,
or Thanksgiving to gather loved ones together.
Some reunions are large extended families 
numbering into the hundreds, while others may be
the children and grandchildren of one very special couple.
Many churches and communities also hold Homecoming events,
attended by those who have returned 'home' to renew old friends.
Does your Oklahoma Family have annual get-togethers?
If so, you are invited to submit your Oklahoma Family Reunion
information to be included on the OK Reunions Page.

Please send your reunion info to
LaRae Halsey-Brooks,
and be sure to include:
WHO to contact for more information (name & email)
WHAT is the reunion -- surname/community/church
WHEN will your reunion be held (is it annual?)
WHERE will you be holding your reunion
Please visit our Reunion Tips section
for ideas and suggestions for your next reunion, and
be sure to print out the
Guide for Interviewing Family Members...
a terrific list of memory-joggers to use anytime!
LaRae & Eireann

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"Given the modern realities of life, it has become
increasingly difficult to maintain family bonds.
Today's families tend to be widely scattered
across the country and even the world.
Too often, the physical distance
spills over into emotional distance.

"Instead of waiting for major events,
like weddings and funerals, to get together,
more and more families are opting to strengthen
and reaffirm their bonds at family reunions.

"Reunions provide a chance for members to achieve
a deeper appreciation for the family as a vital entity.
They also give children the opportunity to
develop a sense of continuity and belonging
as they begin to realize they have ties
that extend beyond their little family unit."

--from an article by Joy Hong

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BUCHANAN Family Reunion

William Green and Sarah Ann Webb Buchanan reunion held each year on the second Saturday in August.  Held in Rush Springs, Ok at the Southern Baptist Church fellowship hall.

All relatives invited. Bring food, enjoy fellowship and the annual watermelon festival. Starts about 10 a.m. and ends when you're ready to go home.

Contact Dixie L. Bishop. E-mail: [email protected].

CULBREATH Family Reunion

Each Memorial weekend in May, the Culbreath Family gathers to celebrate the union of Roy Hieronimus and Nettie Tennessee (Brooks) Culbreath.  This takes place in Durant [Bryan Co.], OK.  A big fish fry and a wonderful time.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

ELLIOTT Family Reunion

Elliott reunion is held annually the first Saturday in June. 

Contact the Skiatook Historical Society or
NURSE I [email protected] for more information.

GASSETT Family Reunion

Every even year. If you would like to celebrate with the descendants of
Lorenzo Dow Gassett and his wife Addie Keckley,
please e-mail:

Rhonda Hawkins
Lois Margerum

We are the Family Reunion co-coordinators.
We meet at an Oklahoma Resort for a 3 day weekend in July each even year.

HALCOMB Family Reunion

The descendants of Albert Thomas Halcomb meet at Texarkana each year. Albert was born in 10 Oct 1883, in Indian Territory around the panhandle. He married and had a son Robert Holcomb. 

After the death of Robert's mother, Albert married second to Axie Adeline Hammons, from Littlerock, Arkansas.  Lots of cousins attend, hundreds of them sometimes. 

For more information contact Gayle.

HOBBS Family Reunion

The Hobbs Family Reunion is held every year at the Tillman Park in Chandler, OK.

For more information, please contact
[email protected]


First Sunday in May of each year, at the Senior Citizens Center--Redbud Park, Marlow, Oklahoma.

Bring main dish and salad, vegetable or dessert. Drinks and utensils will be furnished.

If you have any questions, email [email protected].

LAYMAN Family Reunion

Held annually on the 3rd Sunday of May in conjunction with Decoration at Hillabee Cemetery. The reunion is held at the J.H. & Martha Layman homeplace 2 miles west of Hanna, Oklahoma and 0.5 miles north.

For more information contact Gary Layman.

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.

MCBRAYER Family Reunion

The S.E.Oklahoma McBrayer Family reunion will be held 1st Sat. in Oct. each year - 10 AM till 4 PM at the Redland Community Building east of Idabel, [McCurtain Co.] OK just off of Hwy 3 (look for signs). 

Hosted by the decendants of Joseph G., J.W. (Wash), and Dr. Wm. H. McBrayer families. McBrayers from other areas are invited as well as old family friends. Pot luck lunch. 

For more information you may e-mail me or call (580) 286-3248.  Sue Coffman at [email protected].

MORTON Family Reunion

Descendants of George D. and Mary Jane Carpenter Morton are invited to gather at the Okmulgee Community Center [Okmulgee, Okmulgee Co., OK] for the annual family reunion held the Sunday before Labor Day each year.  Family members start gathering at 11:00 am for a potluck luncheon and family picture. 

Descendants of William David, James Richard, Harve, and Robert Alan have merged information and formed a large chart filled with information about their families.  We are still searching for descendants of the other children of George and Mary Jane.  These include Thomas Milford, Hamp, Gilford W., Susan, and Flora. 

Contact Jackie Morton Smith.


All Porum and surrounding area families are invited to attend our
annual Old Timers Reunion.
This is a time for everyone to visit and meet members
of our families that either live or did live in the Porum area.

This is a covered dish dinner for everyone to enjoy.
Please bring old pictures or other articles of interest to share.
If you have any genealogy information, please bring with you.

      For more information, contact:
Floyd & Pearl (Knowlton) Byrd at (918) 484-5679
or David & Vicky Barnett at (918) 681-1647,
or by email:
[email protected]

PARKER Family Reunion

The families of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker get together annually in Texas and Oklahoma.

The Quanah Parker Historical Preservation Society
has held a Parker Reunion and Pow-wow
in June at Cache, Ok for past 25 consecutive years.

The public is invited to attend the events.

Contact Ron Parker at
[email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

You may write to the society about the reunion at P.O. Box 181, Cache, OK 73527

Quanah Parker Family Site

Contact Ron Parker for addition to this site.

POPE Family Reunion

Descendants of John Pope of NC & AR, John I. Pope and Amanda Jane Weaver of TX; Willie Ollie Pope and Eva Kathryn Castleman of OK have a reunion in Oklahoma every three years and meet in our hometown of Seminole, OK, where most of us were raised.  The Pope family has had these reunions since 1977 and have about 200 in attendance now.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

REDDEN Family Reunion

The Redden Family Reunion is a Cherokee reunion in Picher, [Ottawa Co.] OK each summer.

Contact Sherry Scott.

SEARS Family Reunion

The Sears family have been reunioning for a very long time
in Stephens County. We get together the first Sunday
of every August at the Stephens County Fair Barn.

It was originally to celebrate the birthday of William J. Sears.
All his nine children and their families would get together
for a picnic in the park south of Comanche, in the early days.

We now number well over 200. The Sorrells and Scotts are also related.
I have been trying to find out about them for a while now.

Any descendants of William J. Sears are invited
to contact Cheryl Brown at
[email protected].

TOWNSEND Family Reunion


First Sunday, every June, every year, in
Midwest City, Oklahoma.

For more information, contact
Donald Milligan at
[email protected].


WARFORD, PINNELL, SCROGGINS and all related families
hold an annual reunion at Lake Wister State Park. 

Anyone connected to these families or who were friends of the families are welcome.

The reunion is held every year, the first weekend "after" Labor Day. 

For more information, contact:
Barbara Griffith
Esta - 918-267-4181


Families and Town Reunion - Webbers Falls, Oklahoma
2nd Weekend of each June on odd numbered years,
for all who have lived there or are connected in any way to the town.

For information, please contact
the office of Mayor Jewell Cox Hornes at 1-918-464-2280.

WHITE Family Reunion

Time:  First weekend in June

Place:  Robbers Cave State Park

The family and descendants of Clint & Pearl White invite you to the Annual White Family Reunion.

The children of Clint and Pearl White are as follows:

Lee White of Shawnee, Oklahoma
Jerry White of Lancaster, Texas (deceased)
Sue White Jennings of Lancaster, Texas
Clinta White McCoy of Durant, Oklahoma
Dena White Fryer of Durant, Oklahoma
Joe White of Edmond, Oklahoma

The reunion is held each year at Robbers Cave State Park just north of Wilburton, Oklahoma.  The first reunion was held in 1986 and a reunion has been held every year since that year.  Those attending come from as far away as Georgia.

For more information contact Joe White at:
[email protected].

You can also contact Clinta McCoy at 580-924-6260 for more information.

WOOD Family Reunion

Surname: Isaac and Armenta Wood

When: Annual 1st Sunday in August

Time: NOON

Where: Grady County Fairgrounds - Chickasha, OK.

Reunions have been held since the 1960s.

For more information, please contact Barbara Wood-Emerson.

YOUNG - STANFIELD Family Reunion

The annual Young - Stanfield Reunion is held the second Sunday of June each year.

Festivities and visiting begin at mid-morning,
eating starts after 12 Noon (after morning church services),
and things wrap-up sometime around 4-6 PM.

The reunion has been held for several years at the Hugo Lake, Wilson Point pavilion,
just north of Sawyer, Oklahoma, off Hwy 147.

If you have questions please call JD and LaCinda Stanfield at 580-326-3054
or E-Mail
Jim or Mary Lou (Young) Blankenship.


Blessed are the grandfathers,
who filed every legal document,
for these provided the PROOF.

Blessed are the grandmothers,
who preserved family Bibles and diaries,
for these are our HERITAGE.

Blessed are fathers, who elected officials
that answer letters of inquiry
for--to some--the ONLY LINK to the past.

Blessed are the mothers,
who relate TRADITIONS and LEGENDS to the family,
for one of her children will surely remember.

Blessed are the relatives,
who fill in family sheets with extra dates,
for to them we owe our FAMILY HISTORY.

Blessed is our family,
whose members strive for the PRESERVATION of RECORDS,
for theirs is a labor of love.

Blessed are the children who will never say,
"Grandma, you have told that old story twice today."

by Wilma Maulk

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