01 Aug 2015
01 Aug 2015
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
June 12, 1938, pg 31
DROWNED MAN WILL BE BURIED NEAR HARRAH
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
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
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.
Contributed by Marti Graham, Transcriber, . Information posted as courtesy to researchers.