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Greer County: Mangum Daily Star, Monday, September 10, 1934

Joe SMITH Rites Conducted Today, Eastview Resident Dies Suddenly
Funeral services were conducted at Eastview Baptist church at three o'clock this afternoon for W. Joe SMITH, well known citizen of that community who passed away suddenly at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Burial in the Jester cemetery will be directed by the Greer Funeral Home.
Mr. SMITH had been in ill health for two or three years. Sunday he was in the kitchen of his home, starting to eat lunch, when he dropped to the floor dead. Heart trouble was given as the cause of death.
Mr. SMITH has been a resident of the Eastview community for 30 years. He was born September 2, 1872.
He is survived by his widow, three daughters, and five sons, Mrs. Walter CRISP, Mangum; Mrs. Fay GOODE, and Mrs. E. W. HUGHES, of the Eastview community, and Tom SMITH, George SMITH, Lloyd SMITH, W. J. SMITH, Jr., and Eugene SMITH, all of the Eastview community; two sisters, Mrs. R. L. VEACH, Mangum and Mrs. Walter MOORE, Arlington, Texas, and three brothers, Hugh SMITH, John SMITH, and Wayne SMITH, all of Arlington, Texas. He is also survived by nine grandchildren.
Submitters Note: Mr. W. Joe SMITH married Miss Dollie COKER 17 Dec 1899, Tarrant County, Texas
Submitted by: Wanda Nasg GOODE wngoode@infinitytx.net

Kay County: Tonkawa News, Monday, January 21, 1935

Bascum WRIGHT was born in Montague co., Texas, December 17, 1903, died January 19, 1935, age 31 years, one month, and two days. Came from Duncan, Okla. to Tonkawa New Year's Day, 1923. He was married to Olive BROOKHART June 23, 1923. To this union two children were born, Verna Mae, age 7; Lloyd Buford, age 4. He was employed by the Foster Lumber company for several years. Later followed trucking. He acted as fireman, desk sergeant, then night policeman, in which he made a host of friends. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, two children; father, W.H. Wright, Ardmore, Okla.; Two brother, Otto Wright, Ardmore, Okla.; Barret Wright, Bristow, Okla. Three sisters, Emma WILLIAMS, Ardmore, Okla. ; Dessa NELSON, Kilgore, Texas; Jewel HOPKINS, Hollis, Okla.; His mother preceded him in death in 1921. Other relatives and a host of friends will mourn his death.
Pallbearers were fellow officers and city employees, C.O. WAGNER, G.C. MESSENGER, Charles JOHNSON, Art ROPER, William BALLUNGER, Lynda WILE.
Burial at Topnkawa I.O.O.F cemetery.
This family Researched by Julia Conkey CHINORED@aol.com

Kay County: Tonkawa News, Monday, January 21, 1935

Wilbur HARP suffered a serious injury late Sunday afternoon while working on a drilling well in Kay county near the Kansas line. His left foot was caught in a cable loop and torn off. Immediately after the accident he was taken to the Ponca City hospital where the injured leg was amputated below the knee.
The injured man is a resident of Peckham and is a brother of Walter B. Harp of Tonkawa. Walter reports his brother is recovering satisfactorily from the operation.

Kay County: Tonkawa News, Monday, January 21, 1935

Truck Driver Killed
Ponca City...January 19..A dead-on collision early today on a fog-blanketed highway near Burbank brought death to Jack HATFIELD, 17, driver of a Pawhuska gasoline truck.
Hatfield's truck struck that of Lloyd SELVEY, driver for a Ponca City produce firm.
Ben CAGLE, passenger with Hatfield, was slightly injured, as was Selvey. The produce truck burned when the gasoline tank exploded. Young Hatfield was the son of William C. Hatfield of Pawhuska.

Kay County: Tonkawa News, Monday, January 21, 1935

Mr. and Mrs. Marion SCHUG were up from Edmond for a week end visit with Mrs. Schug's mother, Mrs. J.K. KAPPENBURG of North Sixth street, and with other relatives.
Mrs. C.O. WAGNER left Friday for a two weeks' visit at Seminole with her son, Charles WAGNER, Jr., and wife.

Caddo County: Hazel Dell Cemetery Obituaries, Sunday, February 3, 1935

Services For Mrs. Nelson Held At Hazel Dell Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. Theola Elizabeth STANDIFER NELSON were conducted at Hazel Dell church, Friday, February 1st, by Rev. Bud MCDANIEL. Interment was made in the Hazel Dell Cemetery.
Mrs. NELSON had bill [sic] since last Thanksgiving, and was in a hospital at Oklahoma City for three weeks, at which place she passed away on Thursday, January 31st.
She is survived by her six-year-old daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. STANDIFER, nine brothers and one sister.

Theola Elizabeth STANDIFER NELSON was born August 23, 1908, and passed away, to the Home Beyond, in Oklahoma City at the St. Anthony Hospital on January 31, 1935.
She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. STANDIFER. She was converted and united with the Methodist church in 1924. Two years ago she united with the Baptist church at McCloud, of which she was a member until she was called away. Theola spent her early life in the Hazel Dell community, and was a student at the Lone Rock school.
On August 25, 1926, she was united in marriage to S.A. NELSON. To this union one daughter, Iva Lee.
Besides her husband and daughters, she leaves her parents, nine brothers and one sister to mourn her departure.
Submitted by: Sharron Standifer Ashton Jo291914@aol.com

Pontotoc County: Ada Evening News, Wednesday, February 20, 1935

Bob Duncan, Former Sheriff Here, Dies
Well known Pioneer officer Succumbs to Pneumonia, Attack Late Tuesday Funeral Thursday
Was early day Marshall at Francis, held Sheriff’s job here several years.
R. E. (Bob) DUNCAN died late Tuesday afternoon at an Oklahoma City hospital as the result of an attack of pneumonia of short duration.
This morning, the body was brought to Ada under escort of Sgt. Lee MULLINIX, Charles SCOTT, R. S. GRIMES and S. H. FRAZIER, members of scout squad of Oklahoma City Police.
A detail of 12 will act as pall bearers and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Oklahoma City Police department of Oklahoma City will also be represented.
Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow (Thursday) after at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist Church, Rev. C. C. MORRIS, pastor of the Church officiating. Interment in Rosedale Cemetery.
Mr. Duncan’s body will lie in state of Criswell Funeral Home until 11 o’clock Thursday morning. At the ceremony Thursday afternoon the visiting officers will give the following rites in their special ceremony.
Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, three sons, Audrey, Bud and Carl, and a daughter, Mrs. Homer COWART.
Mr. Duncan was about 66 or 67 years of age. He was a pioneer of what is now Pontotoc County, having located here about 40 years ago. For several years he was City Marshall of Francis. In 1911 he was appointed undersheriff by sheriff L. E. MITCHELL and when Mr. Mitchell died shortly before his second term would have expired, Mr. Duncan was appointed by County Commissioners to fill the position. He was elected to the office for four successive terms. At the time of his death he was connected with the police department of Oklahoma City.
In his capacity of sheriff, Mr. Duncan was recognized as one of the outstanding peace officers of the state and served a term as president of the peace officers organization. He was always on the alert in the discharge of his duties but his most noteable work was in Aug., 1917 when by quick and decisive action he broke up an organization that planned an uprising against the Military Draft. This organization was spread over several states and its members had quietly purchased high powered rifles and ammunition and had its plans materialized, there is little doubt but what there would have been much bloodshed. His swift attack undoubtedly averted a tragedy of major proportions. Mr. Duncan had an inkling of what was on foot and one day remarked to a representative of The News that the people were sitting on a volcano but did not realize it. One morning two young men walked into his office and told of the beginning of the uprising in Seminole County and that the Frisco bridge over the Canadian river North of Francis had been partially burned. Not desiring to take part in the insurrection they had slipped away and came to Ada. Accompanied only by Roane SUGG, the Sheriff hastened to Sasakwa, expecting to find the Sheriff of Seminole County and join him in an advance against the large party that had camped on a high hill a few miles away. Not finding the Seminole Sheriff he took command of a hastily raised posse and marched to the hill. Seeing the possible danger of advancing up a difficult hill in the face of superior numbers of well armed men some of the posse hastened back to Sasakwa.
Duncan and about 15 others advanced up the hill, occupied by a crowd estimated at 100, not knowing what minute fire would be opened on them. Panic then seized the anti-drafters and they fled. However, the posse managed to round up 10 and brought them to the Ada jail that night.
That was the last demonstration. Several hundred suspects were rounded up the next few days and some of them received prison sentences. Mr. Duncan was an unassuming and affiable man and held the respect of the community as a citizen and as an officer.
Submitted by: Georgia D. Helderlein ghelderlein@sprintmail.com

McClain County: Purcell Register, Thursday, July 4, 1935

Crash Fatal to Lexington Lady
Mrs. Martha Arter Dies From Injuries Received In Train-Car Collision
Mrs. Martha ARTER, 73, of Lexington was almost instantly killed and her son, John Vaughn, who resides near Noble, was seriously injured when their automobile was struck by a southbound train on the Main street crossing at Wynnewood Monday afternoon about 5 o'clock. Vaughn was taken to the Poly-cllinic hospital in OK City following the accident was still unconscious Tuesday morning. His left arm and left leg were broken and he also sustained severe head and possible internal injuries.
Funeral services for Mrs. Arter were held in the Baptist church at Lexington Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Reverend Hurd, pastor of the church officiating. The Yoakum Funeral Home of Purcell was in charge of arrangements. Burial was made in the Lexington cemetery.
Mrs. Arter had resided at Lexington for many years and was widely known. Together with her son, she was returning from a visit, with relatives and friends at Sulphur when the accident occurred. Mrs. Arter was born March 11, 1861 and had resided in this section of the state since the early days. She was preceded in death by her husband almost four years ago.
Sons and daughters left to mourn her passing include Charley Lubb of Arizona; John VAUGHN, Noble; Locy(?) CURREN, Nowata; Monroe Arter, Norman; Calvin Arter, Noble; M.E. Arter, Lexington; and Oma THOMASSON, Shawnee. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Lucy COOPER, Telephone, Texas.
This Family Researched by Jan Dunmire Ljdunmire@aol.com

McClain County: Purcell Register, Thursday, July 4, 1935

Dr. Alexander With Clark Jewelry Firm
Announcement was made this week that Dr. T.B. ALEXANDER formerly of Batesville, Ark. will be associated with H.C. CLARK, Purcell Jeweler, in the near future.
Dr. Alexander has spent many years in his occupation. His father established a jewelry store in Batesville in 1876. He is an optometrist and is an outstanding watchmaker and engraver and does jewelry repair work. Dr. Alexander is recommended very highly by the Batesville chamber of commerce as being a splendid citizen and Christian gentleman.
Dr. and Mrs. Alexander and son, Baxter, moved to Purcell recently.
L.E. PENN, formerly with Mr. Clark, is taking a much needed rest and will be greatly missed by his many friends and old-time acquaintances in Purcell. Miss Helen NICKSON will continue with the firm as bookkeeper and sales lady.

McClain County: Purcell Register, Thursday, July 4, 1935

Pace Family Returns From Eastern Tour
Judge and Mrs. Tom PACE and son, Bobby, returned home Wednesday form a month trip to the eastern states.
They visited Mr. Pace's mother, Mrs. Florence B. PACE, in Maxton, North Carolina, and Mr. Pace's brother, Dr. D.B. PACE in Greenville, N.C. They several days with Dr. and Mrs. K.B. PACE at Atlantic Beach, N.C.
On the way to North Carolina the Paces went to Washington D.C. and visited with Congressman, Josh LEE and other members of the Oklahoma delegation.
During their stay Judge Pace stated that the country they traveled through is very dry and in much need of rain. He says that this state is far advanced in crops, especially cotton and corn. Mr. Pace says and believes that Oklahoma crops and vegetation far surpass any other state that he visited.

Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, July 11, 1935

Dave WILLIS has installed a bubbling drinking fountain in his drug store.


Garfield County: Enid Morning Star, Saturday, August 17, 1935

Three years ago this morning Enid and other northwest Oklahoma residents awoke to find the worst flood in the memory of the pioneer settlers raging at its heigth on every stream in this section of the state. Flood waters three to five feet in dept swirled through the streets of Cherokee, at least 40 blocks were indundated in Enid, flooding fully 20 business houses, and at least 50 residences.
Two lives were lost, one in Enid, and one in Cherokee. Mrs Maggie MCFARLAND of Marshall, riding with Andrew BRADY of Marshall, took a nap while parked on the road just east of Enid, and the flood water was racing over the road almost up to the cushions of the automobile. In trying to get out, Mrs. McFARLAND was drowned. At Cherokee, Mrs. Sam CALLAN, an aged woman also lost her life in raging flood waters.
The floods came on the heels of the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in Enid and at other points. The government water gauge showed 10.13 inches of rainfall in the 12 hours ending at 6:00 am, August 17, 1932.
Submitter's Note: The lady above, Mrs. Sam CALLAN (which is misspelled---should be CELLAN) is relation to me on my mothers maternal line...She would have died in the flood August 17, 1932..
Submitted by Linda Nixon


Garvin County: Pauls Valley Enterprise, Thursday, October 31, 1935

Cross Road News
Mrs. Maggie BURNETT and daughter, Miss Mae visited  Mrs. T.L. EVAN


Harmon County: Hollis Post-Herald, Thursday, December 12, 1935

BRADLEY, Mike died Dec. 8, 1935 in Ok. City
Survived: wife, Carrie BRADLEY; daughters: Bessie WILLIS of Oklahoma City, and Madelaine WILSON of Honolulu, HI. Brothers: C.F. BRADLEY, Fort Worth and Robert BRADLEY of Muleshoe, TX; Sister: Susie WORLEY of Ft. Worth.
Submitted by Sue Bartos Hall Edsuehall@aol.com


Oklahoma County: Luther Register, Tuesday, January 14, 1936

Burned When House Consumed
Mrs. Joseph Riley HARRINGTON, 54 years old, was burned critically last Thursday afternoon when her nightgown caught fire as she stood washing dishes by a wood stove in the kitchen of her three room log cabin, eight miles southwest of Choctaw.
The cabin was destroyed by the flames which spread to the furnishings as Mrs. Harrington ran screaming into the yard and put out her burning clothing by rolling in the snow.
Suffering severe burns over the lower part of her body and on her hands and arms, she was taken to a hospital by Buford DICKERSON and Otto SCHULTZ, neighbors.
Mrs. Harrington was alone when the fire started. Her screams and the smoke from the cabin brought aid from her husband, who was cutting wood a half-mile away.


Beckham County: The Elk City Daily News, Tuesday, February 11, 1936

page 1, col. 5
Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock at the Second and Adams streets Church of Christ for Phillip Jackson PRYOR, 81 years old, who died here Sunday at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. George ADAMS. John H. BANISTER, minister of the church, officiated.
Mr. PRYOR was born November 5, 1854, and was married to Nancy CHANNELL, in 1890. He became a member of the Church of Christ when a young man, and later was a minister in that church, serving as such for 40 years.
He is survived by three children, and five step children. Children are John Henry PRYOR, Kearby PRYOR, and Jesse PRYOR. Step children are Mrs. George ADAMS, John CHANNELL, Tom CHANNELL, Sam CHANNELL, and Mrs. Nettie COOPER.
Burial was made at Port.
Submitted and Researched by Nova Lemons - lemonada@mpsi.net
Note by Nova Lemons, granddaughter of John Henry PRYOR. Mrs. George ADAMS (Ira Minerva PRYOR) was not a step daughter. She was his daughter. Kearby's first name should be spelled as Kirby (Jerome Kirby PRYOR). Nettie should be spelled as Mittie (nickname for Mildred Asaline CHANNELL). Port Cemetery should be Poarch Cemetery which is located south of Elk City near Carter and Retrop. P. J. PRYOR was born in Smith Co., TX to Lemuel M. PRYOR and Elizabeth C. HARDEGREE.]


Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, April 9, 1936

John UNDERWOOD dies of self inflicted wound - Funeral was Tuesday at Story. He was buried at Randolph Cemetery. He was 43 years old. He died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday at University Hospital from self inflicted wound of the neck Saturday. Despondent over continued ill health was said to be the cause of him taking his own life.


Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, July 30, 1936

Josh LEE wins Senate race by over 12,000


Garfield County: Enid Morning Star, Thursday, August 27, 1936

Cynthia Susan DAY MCELRATH
Cynthia Susan DAY was born at Little Clifty, Kentucky, February 11, 1861, and departed this life on August 27, 1936. At the time of her passing she was sevty-five years, six months and five days old of age.
She was truly a pioneer, having come to Kansas with her family in the year 1871, suffering all the hardships of early day life in the west, growing up to womanhood in Sedgwick county. She began teaching school at sixteen, later teaching the first school of our neighboring town, Kiowa, Kansas. It was there she was married to Dr. Charles F. McELRATH. To this union one son was born. They moves to Oklahoma in 1889 where, later, Dr. McELRATH passes away, followed in a few years by his son. Mrs. McELRATH became a Goldstar mother when her son paid the supreme sacrifice, dying in the service of his country in 1918. Mrs. McELRATH joined the Christian church at the age of sixteen, and has been a fatihful member throughout the years. During the past few years she was unable to attend services of the church because of ill health. For the past twelve years she has lived in Alva. Her influence for good can never be estimated, for she was ever thoughtful of others, always keeping herself in the background. By precept and example she has taught others how to live the true Christian life. Aunt Susie, as she was familiarly called, has spent many lonely years, yet always has a smile and a word of encouragement for all. During her years of illness not one word of complaint or discouragement did she utter. Her Christ was her daily companion and her faith in Heaven a beautiful one.
She leaves to mourn her passing; one sister, Mrs. Laura E. HODGSON, four nieces Opal NIGHSWONGER, Hazel WEIDENER, Rose THORNBERRY, Willigene HODGSON, one nephew Roy DAY, also many other relatives and friends.
Submitted by: Kristen M. Schoonover misskris@extremezone.com
Web Page: My Family Tree http://www.sigma.net/goangels/family.html


Kingfisher County: Kingfisher Weekly Free Press, Thursday, September 3, 1936

Louise LAGING was born in Beber, Germany, May 31, 1852, and departed this life August 26, 1936, at the age of 84 years, 2 months and 26 days. She was united in marriage to Fritz KORDIS in 1874 and to this union seven children were born.
In 1881 they came to America, making their home in Chicago some four years, thence to western Kansas, staying there about three years. At the opening of Old Oklahoma, they came to the land office at Kingfisher and filed on a claim, 15 1/2 miles southeast of Kingfisher, where they have made their home until her death. Her pioneering spirit gave her courage to face and conquer many hard battles and her faith in the Eternal Father as taught in the Lutheran belief, in home, school and church, never waned in seasons of adversity.
She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, Fritz KORDIS, Sophia KORDIS of the home address, F. L. KORDIS of Okarche, H. L. KORDIS of Lacey, W. A. KORDIS of Kingfisher, Mrs. G. G. GODDARD of Cashion, Mrs. Ella GLESSNER of Ponca City, L. L. KORDIS of Stillwater; one Brother, Henry LAGING of Fletcher, Okla.; twenty grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held Friday afternoon, August 28th, at 4:00 o'clock from the chapel of the Mauk Funeral Home, Rev. Whitehurst officiating.  Interment in the Kingfisher cemetery.
Submitted by Anton Goodwin agoodwin@brigadoon.com


Cleveland County: The Daily Transcript, Norman, Sunday, September 6, 1936

Funeral Rites Held For James H. WEEKS
James H. WEEKS, 61 years old, died Saturday at his home 15 miles east of Norman after an illness of three weeks. He had been a resident of Cleveland county for 27 years and of Oklahoma for 41 years.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wellings STURGIS Sunday afternoon at Stella cemetery where burial was made under direction of JANSING-PRIMOSE funeral home.
Survivors include a brother, Marion WEEKS, Norman.
Submitted by: Phyllis Hill phill@redrock.net


Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, September 24, 1936

Ike BASS marries Charlen BASS - Kent MAYS