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Elk City Daily News

13 Dec 1917

ROBERT JORDAN DEAD
Robt. Jordan died Sunday night, December 9th, at his home on Adams Street, after an illness of many years.
The funeral services were held at the First Methodist Episcopal church, Tuesday, December 11th at 1 o'clock. Rev. E. R. Houck, officiating, after which the body was taken to the Ural cemetery for interment.
Robert Jordan was born in Terome County, Ireland, November 26, 1841. When eighteen months old his parents moved to Canada, afterwards to New Hampshire, then later in other states of the United States, coming to the Panhandle of Texas in 1885. Twenty-two years ago he moved to the farm four and a half miles southeast of Elk City, on Elk Creek, where he lived until about two months ago, when he sold his farm and moved to Elk City.
About ten years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered and had been a sufferer since that date to his death.
Deceased was a Union soldier having served over three years in the 36th Illinois Volunteers.
He was a hard working man when in health and was known for his honesty and uprightness, was a good neighbor and friend.
He leaves a wife and seven children, Mrs. J.J. Moore of Strong City; Lee Jordan, Deadwood, S. D.; Arthur Jordan, Pampa, Texas; Mrs. Bardie Andrews, Anadarko; Mrs. Maggie Hughes and Robert and Melvin Jordan of Elk City, all of whom were with him at his death, also two grandchildren, Clara and Ray Jordan, children of his son, Charles Jordan, who was killed in a gin near here twelve years ago.
The sympathy of our people are extended to the bereaved ones.

Picture of Robert and Elizabeth Jordan at http://marti.rootsweb.com/photogallery/pioneers/rjordan.html
Submitted by John L. Kenoyer jkenoyer@cox.net 

Elk City Daily News

24 Apr 1930

JORDON RITES ARE READ HERE - Early Resident of This Section Passes at Daughter's Home in Texas.
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Jordon, were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Broadway Methodist Episcopal church, South, with Rev. Carl V. Covey, pastor of the First Christian church, in charge.
Mrs. Jordon was an early resident in this section, settling with her husband, Robert Jordon, on land six miles southeast of the city. Mr. Jordon died here twelve years ago at which time Mrs. Jordon went to live with her daughter Mrs. Tom Hughes, in Ringgold, Tex., where she died Wednesday.
Mrs. Jordon was born September 17, 1851, in Morrow county, Ohio. She became a Christian early in life and remained in the Christian faith throughout the years. She was married to Robert Jordon, February 15, 1872.
Three daughters and three sons survive Mrs. Jordon. They are: Mrs. J. J. Moore, of this city; Mrs. Tom Hughes of Ringgold, Mrs. Barbara Andrews, of Anadarko; Melvin Jordon, of this city until a year ago when he moved to Ulysses, Kans., Robert M. Jordon, of Fulton, N. M., and Arthur Jordon, of Spearman, Texas.
Interment was made in the Ural cemetery. Killough-Hullum, Funeral directors, were in charge.

Picture of Robert and Elizabeth Jordon at http://marti.rootsweb.com/photogallery/pioneers/rjordan.html
Submitted by John L. Kenoyer jkenoyer@cox.net

@1930

REED
Beckman County
Orphia REED died in Erick Oklahoma, she was a resident of Shamrock, Texas.
Submitted by Larry Larsen res00cun@gte.net

March 20, 1931

CROWD AT TRAIN AS BODY OF PAUL GUNTER ARRIVES
Services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Crowds thronged at the Rock Island railway station at noon today to greet Ben GUNTER and to pay homage to Paul GUNTER, Elk City youths who figured in a highway accident near Colton, California nearly a week ago.
Ben is still suffering injuries. Paul is dead.
Final rites will be read for Paul at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the First Christian Church. Rev. Carl V. COVEY, pastor, will be in charge of the services.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley GUNTER, parents of the youths, will come to Elk City from nearby communities and distant cities tomorrow for the funeral; they have notified members of the family here. Many will come from Texas.
Mrs. Paul GUNTER, widow of the man killed in the accident, arrived here this week with her son from Phoenix, Arizona. Her husband had left her in that city while he with Ben and Fred NICHOLS, another youth of this city, and Carie MARTINEZ, Mexican, went to California to seek employment.
Mr. NICHOLS is still in a San Bernardino, CA hospital in a critical condition. His sister, Miss Hallie NICHOLS, of this city, joined him there last week.
Three Mexicans, two men and a woman, who were arrested in Ontario, CA, Thursday for questioning in connection with the fatal accident, are held without bond, according to information received here today. The trio is charged with deliberately running down the four youths, specifically charged with the death of Paul GUNTER.
Submitter's Note - Paul GUNTER died 15 March 1931
Submitted by Trevia Smith - trevia@fullnet.net

June 17, 1932

Elk City Daily News, Page 1

Former Deputy Sheriff Passes
Funeral Services for R. H. Morris to be Sunday at Sayre-Doxey
Robert Henry MORRIS, 54, who trailed and battled bandits as deputy sheriff of Beckham county succumbed to the ravages of an incurable disease at his home seven miles southwest of here Thursday. His body is lying in state at the Killough-Hullum funeral home in this city awaiting final rites which will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Sayre-Doxey cemetery.
Delay of the funeral service is made pending the arrival of a son, Luke Morris, of Boise, Idaho.
Morris served as a law enforcement officer for several years about eight years ago and in this capacity is widely known over the county. He has been a resident of the county more than 30 years and is a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Methodist church. He was born in Gates county, Missouri January 9, 1878.
Immediate members of the family surviving Mr. Morris are his widow, Mrs. Bonnie Morris and eleven children, four of whom are living at home. These are Misses, Bertha, Barbara, Beulah and Bessie and Mrs. Nannie Cook of Tucumcari, NM. , Mrs. Mamie Porter of Leon Kansas, Luke Morris of Boise, and Homer, Curtis, Roy, and J.D. Morris, all of Elk City.
This Family researched by  Nila nilabob@uswest.net

Sunday, OCTOBER 24, 1999
The Elk City Daily News

GILCHRIST
Funeral services For Alfred Jones Gilchrist will be conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Martin Funeral Chapel of Elk City with Tom Harguess officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Elk City.
Alfred Jones Gilchrist was born March 12, 1939 south of Elk City to Fred Alford and Lois (Jones) Gilchrist and died Thursday at the age of 60 following a battle with cancer. Alfred graduated from Elk City High School and then attended OklahoState University. He lived in Elk City area most of his life. He established Gilchrist Nursery some 5 years ago which he has owned and operated since. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include: three children, Fred Allen Gilchrist of Phoenix, Arizona,  Troy Blake Gilchrist and his wife, Betsy of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Lisa Marie Gilchrist Williams of Ft. Bliss, Texas; Four grandchildren; one uncle,L. J. Jones of Elk City; and one aunt, Joy Maule of Elk City.
Submitted by Fred AZGAF@aol.com

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