Beesley, Ollie
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Oklahoman Archives
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

June 12, 1938, pg 31


Relatives of Miss Marie McLear, 19 years old, Who died Saturday morning in Oklahoma City General hospital after a boating accident in which her companion drowned trying to save her, gathered in Oklahoma City Saturday night to make funeral arrangements.
Rites for Ollie Beesley, 213 North Klein avenue. Her companion, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Jamison cemetery, northeast of Harrah.
The two were thrown into the waters of Belle Isle lake Friday night when their boat capsized 200 feet from shore. A third passenger, Cameron Charles Holland, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Holland 5214 Classen boulevard, swam to shore for a boat after yelling to Beesley, a good swimmer, to stay near the overturned boat.
When the boy and others returned to the boat, Beesley was not to be found. They hailed the woman from the water and she was taken to the hospital after a fire department pulmotor squad worked on her several minutes. The couple was on an outing  pf the Downtown Baptist church.
Miss McLear, a domestic in the home of L. W. Webber, 21 Northwest Ninth street, Central High school teacher, is survived by her parent, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. McLear, McLean, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Andrew Hughey, 618 South Harvey avenue' Mary Jo, 17. and Doris, 8; and three brothers, George, 11, Douglas, 8, and Lonnie jr., 3 years old, all of McLean. Arrangements will be made at the Watts and McAtee funeral home.
Beesley is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Beesley; two brothers, Zerring Beesley and Omar Beesley, and a sister, Miss Marseina Beesley, all of the home. He was an ice company truck driver.






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