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Greer County: Mangum Daily Star, Monday, June 6, 1938

Funeral Rites Conducted Sunday at Eastview
  Thomas D. COKER, aged 81 years, died Saturday night at his home in the Eastview community. He had been ill for several months. Funeral services were conducted at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Eastview Gymnasium, with Rev. Carlos BERRY of Olustee and Rev. W. L. FRENCH of Brinkman in charge.
Burial in the Jester cemetery was directed by the CASTLE-POER Funeral Home of Granite. Active pallbearers were grandchildren of Mr. COKER and the flower bearers were little girls ranging in age from 8 to 15 years, all great-grandchildren of Mr. COKER. Honorary pallbearers were B. F. BURNETT, M. G. PAXTON, J. M. WILLIAMS, Temple PAXTON, W. P. WALLACH and Mr. DOLLAR.
Mr. COKER is survived by his wife, three children, Mrs. Maggie COWAN and Mrs.Dollie SMITH, both of Eastview, and Mrs. Dora MOORE of Tarrant county, Texas, 13 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include three brothers, Chose, Pate, and Deck COKER, all of Mississippi.
Mr. COKER was born in Arkansas on January 12, 1857. He moved to Tarrant county, Texas, when a young man and came to Greer county in 1905, locating in the old Bloomington community, where he engaged in farming until his death.
Submitted by: Wanda Nash GOODE wngoode@infinitytx.net


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Wednesday, July 27, 1938

MCKINNEY T.C. McKINNEY, 88, 302 North Kimberly street, died Monday morning at 9 o'clock at his home here.
A retired farmer, McKINNEY had been a Mason for 63 years and had lived in Shawnee since 1903, coming here from Cassville, Mo. His death followed an illness of a single week.
Surviving relatives include four daughters, Mrs. C.A. OWENS, Sylvia, Kan., Mrs. Virgie NICHOLS, Lewiston, Idaho, Mrs. Pearl TERRY, Los Angeles and Miss Lenna McKINNEY, home address. A son, W.E. McKINNEY of Henryetta and a sister, Mrs. N.L. HAILEY, Cassville, Mo., 10 granchildren and seven great-grandchildren, also survive.
Burial will be in Fairview cemetery.   Arrangements are in charge of Thornton's.
Also on T.C. McKinney - from a Barry County, Missouri newspaper
Thomas C. MCKINNEY Dead Born in Barry County, 88 years ago. Word was received here Monday by Mrs. N.L. HAILEY of the death of her brother, Thos. McKINNEY, a native born Barry countian, who for a number of  years has been living at Shawnee, Okla. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 26, at Shawnee and burial made there.
Mr. McKINNEY had been in fair health for a man of his age until lately. He was born in Barry county in the Hailey community east of Cassville July 30, 1850 and lived, before going to Oklahoma, on what is still known as the McKinney farm, just north of Cassville, where Mrs. James WILSON lives. He was one of this county's most substantial citizens and his numerous Barry county friends regretted exceedingly his leaving the county. He was a son of William McKINNEY who came to Barry county in 1841, from his native State of Tennessee. The McKINNEY family was one of the county's pioneer families.
In a letter to the Editor of the Republican From Mr. McKINNEY dated April 4, 1938, he said: I was born about ten miles east of Cassville on July 30, 1850. I am feeling fairly well considering my age. I always enjoy getting my paper each week to hear from my old home county."
Submitters Note: Thomas Crockett McKinney was my great-great grandfather.
Submitted by: Jill Boles  suzy1@clarkston.com


McCurtain County: Broken Bow News, Sunday, August 21, 1938

Henry Preston Cole, 69, pioneer county resident, passed away at his home 8 miles east of Broken Bow Sunday, August 21, at 9:12 p.m. following an illness of only a few days. He died of heart trouble.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Broken Bow cemetery with Rev. H.P. Huffman officiating. Burial was made under the direction of the Coffey Funeral Home of Idabel.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy COLE; five sons, Winburn, H.A., F.A., W.A., and A.P. Cole; three daughters, Mrs. Freeman DAVIS, Mrs J.M. WREYFORD and Mrs. W.A. FARREN; two sisters; eighteen grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Cole was a pioneer settler having moved here from Prescott, Arkansas, in 1910. He was well known in the county having lived here continuously for 27 years. He was born and reared in Prescott, Ark., where he married Miss Lucy AVERY in 1891.
He served his community for many years in the capacity of school board member and township justice, for which he was known to his many friends as Judge Cole.
Submitted by Anna L. Spencer aspencer@koyote.com


Cleveland County: The Daily Transcript, Norman, Wednesday, September 7, 1938

Long Illness Fatal For Norman Woman
Final rites were conducted at 4 p.m. today for Mrs. J. M. WEEKS, 55 years old, who died at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in an Oklahoma City hospital following an illness of six weeks.
Mrs. WEEKS, whose home was at 1702 Marland avenue, had been a resident of Cleveland county for 30 years and of the state since 1876. (?)
The funeral services were conducted at the Ray cemetery, east of Norman, under the direction of the JANSING-PRIMROSE Funeral home. Rev. Anson JUSTICE, pastor of the Trinity Baptist church, was the minister in charge of the rites.
Mrs. WEEKS is survived by her husband, J. M. WEEKS, three daughters, Mrs. Lillian MCCARLEY, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Violet WOODS, Hanford, Calif., and Miss Martha WEEKS, of the home address, and three sons, Ralph WEEKS, Herman WEEKS, and Ray WEEKS, all of Norman.
Submitted by: Phyllis Hill phill@redrock.net


Love County: Marietta Monitor, Friday, November 18, 1938

T. GRAHAM Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Thackerville high school auditorium for T. GRAHAM who died at his home in Addington Bend Saturday. Funeral services were conducted by Elder W.M. WATSON of the Church of Christ of Thackerville. At the time of his death Mr. GRAHAM was 82 years of age having been born in Hunt County, Texas in 1855.
He moved to Love County in 1891 and has make his home here since that time. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and for the past 60 years had been a member of the Church of Christ. He was married July 2, 1874 to Miss Mary C. GIBSON and to this union was born 15 children with 13 now living, they are Mrs. D. ARGO and Mrs. Robert CAPPS of Boley, Mrs. Lilla BRUNTT, of Middleburg; Mrs. Laura DAVIS, of Rush Springs; Mrs. Ruby JACOB, of Causey, New Mexico; Mrs. Laura WALLACE, of Davis; Mrs. Alma WOFFORD and Mrs. Vera TABLER of Marietta. Jack and Clyde of Long Beach, Calif., Joe of Pampa, Texas and Brantley and Horace of Marietta. His first wife departed this life on Nov. 16, 1918 and on Nov. 23, 1921 he was married to Mrs. Mattie McKINSEY of Stephensville, Texas and to this union was born one son Clint who now resides at the present home.
Besides his wife and 14 children he leaves 61 grandchildren and 67 greatgrand children, four brothers and a host of friends.
Interment was in the Lake View cemetery with all arrangements by Burton Funeral Home.
Researched by Stephen Westfall  Westfall@stud-mailer.uni-marburg.de


Kingfisher County: Kingfisher Weekly Free Press, Monday, January 2, 1939

Last Rites Held For Fritz KORDIS
Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Mauk Funeral home on Sunday afternoon for Fritz KORDIS, 88 years of age, who passed away December 29.Rev. A. F. Whitehurst officiated.
KORDIS, a pioneer resident of the southeast part of this county, is survived by four sons and three daughters.
Interment was made in Kingfisher cemetery beside his wife, who preceded him in death over two years ago.
Submitted by Anton Goodwin  agoodwin@brigadoon.com


Comanche County: The Lawton Constitution, Friday, January 6, 1939

Chris Glennon Dies On Friday Funeral Services To Be Held Saturday Morning At Catholic Church
Chris GLENNON of Lawton, native of Manchester, England, who came to the United States with his parents in 1859 when only three years old, died at 6:38 a.m. Friday at Norman.
Mr. GLENNON was blind, losing his eyesight while working as a freighter for the federal government in the early days. He had never been married. Death came after an extended illness, eight days before his 85th birthday.
He was born Jan. 14, 1854. Mr. GLENNON was born and reared in the Catholic faith.
Survivors are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bridget GLENNON; three nieces, Mrs. Fred LAWSON, Star Route, and Mrs. Fred DODSON, 613 "D" Avenue, both of Lawton, and Mrs. Fred ZIMMERMAN, Casa Grande, Arizona; eight nephews, John, Pat, Chris and Tom GLENNON, all of Lawton; Rev. J.S. GLENNON, Clinton; Joe GLENNON, Coalgate, and Mike and Gus GLENNON, California.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Catholic Church here. Burial will be made in Hightland Cemetery. The Lawton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. GLENNON leaves a wide circle of friends who join the relatives in mourning their loss.
Submitted by: Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


Caddo County: Hazel Dell Cemetery Obituaries, Thursday, March 23, 1939

Minco Minstrel
Jason Adolph MCLAIN, son of William and Catherine McLAIN, was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, 18 January 1852 and died 18 March 1939.
As a child he moved to Sedan, Kansas. Mr. McLAIN was a blacksmith and made the run in the Cherokee Strip, settling at Blackwell, Oklahoma. In the opening of this country he drew claim West of Minco and lived there until his death.
He married Miss Flora E. MOORE at Sedan, Kansas 3 July 1880 and she died 14 February 1911. He had no children. 20 November he married Miss Ola MCMULLEN.
He is survived by a brother, F.G. McLAIN, of Kansas.
Submitted by: Nancy Charlton NCharl21962@aol.com


Carter County: The Daily_Ardmoreite, Saturday, April 1, 1939

Mrs. VINCENT Passes Away
Funeral Rites for Ardmore Woman to Be Held at Province Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy VINCENT, who died at her home, 309 G street southeast, at 4:15 Tuesday afternoon, will be at Provence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
Burial with Bettes Funeral home in charge of arrangements, will be in Provence cemetery. Officiating will be LeMoine LEWIS, minister of the Church of Christ here.
Mrs. VINCENT, born May 11, 1861 in Missouri, is survived by three sons, George VINCENT of Mountain Park; Robert and Bill VINCENT of Kilgore, Texas; and six daughters, Mrs. Maggie ROGERS and Mrs. Annie ROGERS of Kilgore, Texas; Mrs. Ethel LOVE of Hoxbar; Mrs. Lucy NORTON of Wilson; Mrs. Bertha GORBET and Mrs. Lillie DOLLAR of Ardmore; one brother, Quill BRASHIER of Denison, Texas, and one sister, Mrs. Ella RASH of Ardmore. Twenty-three grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren also survive.
She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. VINCENT was married to Hiram VINCENT in Cooke County, Texas, and came to Oklahoma in Territorial days, having lived here since. Her husband died January 5, 1911.


Dewey County: Taloga Advocate, Thursday, May 4, 1939

Mrs. Stevenson Taken By Death A spirit of sadness prevailed in the Hucmac and Taloga communities last weekend when news was received that Mrs. Loyd Stevenson lost her fight for life as she slipped away on Friday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m..
She was better known as Winnie.
She entered the Wesley hospital in Oklahoma City for a serious operation on Tuesday, April 17.
She was born and grew to womanhood in the Taloga community being one of six girls born to Mr. and Mrs. Holbert COLE.
The past few years of her married life have been spent in the Hucmac community where she led a quiet and unassuming life, yet one radiating with friendliness to all. Through her active service in her church and club work she made a place which will be a challenge for someone to fill. "She was one of the sweetest and dearest christian souls of our community," was the expression of one of her friends.
Her body was brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. Rice LEAKE on Sunday morning. Funeral services were conducted at the community building at 2 p.m. before an enormous crowd of friends. The Independence Home Demonstration Club, of which she was a member, sat in a body as did friends of Hucmac territory. Rev. WILFORD of Canton and Rev. Acie BURGESS of Taloga were in charge of the services. Rev. ERNEST spoke comforting words to the family. She was buried in the Taloga, cemetery.
Note:. Another obituary gives additional information ‘three children, Mrs. Lois RESLER of Canton; Edith and Mary of the home; her father, and 5 sisters. Her mother preceded her in death on October 20, 1936.'
Submitted By: Nelda Rowland  nrowland@sdcoe.k12.ca.us


Greer County: Mangum Daily Star, Thursday, June 1, 1939

Day of articles unknown
Pioneer Woman Dies Sunday Afternoon
Mrs. Thomas D. COKER died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday at her home at Eastview following an illness of two years. Funeral rites will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Eastview auditorium with Rev. R. L. McCLUNG, pastor of the Mangum Baptist church, in charge. Burial will be at the Jester cemetery under the direction of the Castle-Poer funeral home of Granite.
Mrs COKER was born March 11, 1859, in Mississippi. She was married to Thomas D. COKER at Union City, Mississippi. The couple moved to Texas in 1882, and to Greer county in 1904. Mr. COKER succumbed June 4, 1938.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Maggie COWAN, Brinkman; Mrs. Dollie SMITH, Brinkman; and Mrs. Dora MOORE, Arlington, Texas.  Additional survivors are 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Mrs. COKER was united with the Baptist church early in life and was an active member throughout her life.
Submitted by: Wanda Nash GOODE wngoode@infinitytx.net


Dewey County: Taloga Advocate, Sunday, June 25, 1939

Holbert COLE who was known to his many friends as "Hob" died on Saturday evening, June 24, 1939, in Oklahoma City at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George NICHOLSON. He died of a paralytic stroke. The GARRISON Funeral Home of Oklahoma City took care of the body. It was taken to Taloga on Monday morning to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rice LEAKE, until time for funeral services.
Hob was the son of Mr. P. B. and Fannie COLE. He was born April 23, 1863 at California, Missouri. He married Minnie HILDEBRAND at Medicine Lodge, Kansas in November 1887. They had seven daughters. Minnie preceded him in death on October 9, 1936; one daughter, Fannie, when a small child; and Winnie two months before his death. He was a member of the United Brethren Church. He was one of the few remaining pioneers who came to Dewey county in the early days and homesteaded on a farm 2 miles south east of Taloga which he still owned at the time of his death. Here he lived with his family until about 23 years ago when they moved to Quinton, Oklahoma where he lived until the passing of his wife. Since then he has spent his time visiting in the homes of his daughters. Submitted By: Nelda Rowland  nrowland@sdcoe.k12.ca.us


Grady County: The Tuttle Times, Thursday, July 20, 1939

Alice Adeline MUNDELL was born in Des Moines, Iowa, Dec 10, 1865, and after a brief illness, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nellie WARNER on July 17, 1939 at the age of 72 years, 7 months and 7 days.
She was united in marriage to W. S. Mundell on August 13, 1884, and to this union was born 12 children, 8 sons and 4 daughters. Four sons and two daughters preceded her in death.
She was converted and joined the Methodist Church in early girlhood and has been a faithful Christian throughout the remainder of her life. She leaves to mourn her loss, Her husband, W. S. Mundell, two brothers, Roy BERRY, Norman and W. H. BERRY, Ft Gibson, Oklahoma, two daughters, Mrs Nellie WARNER and Mrs. Jack WALKER of Norman, four sons, John Mundell, Ponca City, Aubrey Mundell, Hannibal, Wisc., Reed Mundell and Charlie Mundell of Moore Oklahoma, 37 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and a host of friends.


Muskogee County: Muskogee Daily Phoenix, Tuesday, November 21, 1939

Heart Attack Fatal to John L. Croisant, 83
John L. CROISANT, 83, owner of a gin here and operator of a large fruit farm near Bixby, died early Monday following a heart attack at his home at 506 North G. Street. He was the owner of the Croisant Cotton Co. and held much real estate, he would have celebrated his 84th birthday Nov. 26th. A Native of Holloville, Ill, he moved to Oregon while a young man and came to Muskogee in 1916.
Surviving are the widow, Katherine CROISANT; five children, William G. CROISANT and Mrs. Maggie BARNETT, both of Muskogee; Mrs. Sarah DOBBINS, Coweta; Mrs. Caroline HAYES, El Paso, and Mrs. Laura LEOPOLD, Auxvasse, MO; two sisters, Mrs. Kate HASSIER and Mrs Justine PINTER, both of Ladd, Ill; 15 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Arrangements were incomplete last night.
This obit was requested by Roosier@aol.com
Submitted by Nolora Burns vashti@theshop.net


Muskogee County: Muskogee Daily Phoenix, Wednesday, November 22, 1939

Services Slated Today For John L. Croisant 83
Funeral Services will be held today at 3 o'clock for John L. CROISANT, 83, cotton company owner who died Monday.
Rites will be conducted at the First Lutheran church with the Rev. Max STUDTMANN officiating. Pallbearers will be George HARTMAN, Jim MORRIS, Roy MILLER, Jess MILLER, Bodie STAFFORD, Luther SALSMAN, Louis KOEPSELL and Joe BOROVETZ, Jr.
This obit was requested by Roosier@aol.com
Submitted by Nolora Burns vashti@theshop.net


Jefferson County: Waurika News Democrat, Friday, January 12, 1940

This obit was under the tidbit column "Hastings Items
Thursday morning at 10 minutes past 12 the death angel claimed Hastings oldest resident and one of her pioneer citizens, Mrs. Nancy DAVENPORT.
Mrs DAVENPORT was a true daughter of the Old South. She married her pride and dignity as only Southern women accustomed to wealth and slaves could. She never really became accustomed to nor could understand the Western ways of Texas and Oklahoma.
Mrs. DAVENPORT took the flu in February 1935 and thought she recovered from it in three weeks her vitality was so sapped that she had to remain in bed the greater part of the time the rest of her life. Christmas dinner in 1938 was the last meal she ever ate with the family. She had been practically blind for the last 12 years, but was never heard to complain of her affliction. Her daughter, Mrs Mary SPEARS, took such loving care of her that she looked like a young girl instead of an aged woman.
Nancy Jennings was born in Clark County, Georgia, March 10, 1841, and died Janurary 4, 1940 at her home in Hastings at the age of 98 years, 9 months and 23 days. On February 4, 1858, she and Seaborn L. DAVENPORT were married by Rev Henry W. SHEATS. To this union were born 9 sons and 4 daughters, two of whom preceded her in death. Nine of the children were present at the funeral. The family moved to Texas in 1881, then to Indian Territory in 1886. In 1906 they moved to Hastings where Mr. Davenport died Nov. 4, 1910. Since that time she has made her home with her son Jennings B. DAVENPORT. Her daughter Mrs. Mary SPEARS came to live with them and care for her mother 10 years ago. She obeyed the gospel in 1895 and lived true to her Maker until the end of her life's journey.
Mrs. DAVENPORT leaves to mourn her passing her children; Stillwell, Whit, and Sam of Duncan; Charley of Marlow; Weldon, Devine, Texas; Emmett, Garber; Marshall, County line; Mrs Lillie MIDKILL, Midland, Texas; Mrs Clara FRASER, Ardmore; Jennings (Buddy) and Mrs Mary SPEARS of Hastings; 36 grandchildren, and a number of great grandchildren and some great great grandchildren and other relatives and a host of freinds, who feel that their loss is heaven's gain.
Funeral services were conducted in the home Thursday afternoon at 3:30 by Elder OSTELOH, assisted by Elder CLEVENGER of the Church of Christ. The body was interred in the Hastings cemetary by the side of her beloved husband.
This obit was originally requested by Carla104@aol.com
Submitted by Nalora Burns vashti@theshop.net


Logan County: Guthrie Daily Leader, Monday, January 29, 1940

Services for Mrs. Lorretta STRATTON, 82 yrs. resident of Logan for 25 years will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday from Smith Funeral Chapel. Rev. R.T. McGIL, pastor of United Presbyterian Church. The body will be sent to Oxford, Kansas for burial. Mrs. STRATTON died Monday morning at the home of a son, Bert STRATTON.
She moved to southeast Logan Co. from Oxford, Kansas about 1915. She was born in Illinois.
Survivors include six sons: L.E. of Oxford, Kansas; C.E. of Britt, IA.; Ivan Gene of Missoula, Mont.; Shirley Smith of Kansas City; Nona Fred of Ronan, Mont. and Bert; one daughter, Mrs. Grace  WIMBERLY of Towanda, Kansas. Two brother, Nick L. STEELE of Macon, Ill.; Jake STEELE of Dalton City, ILL; one sister, Mrs. Myrtha Avery MICHELL of Worchester, Mass.
This Family Researched by Leslie  Timberwife@aol.com


Caddo County: Hazel Dell Cemetery Obituaries, Thursday, February 1, 1940

Minco Minstrel
Edward MCMULLEN was born 8 January 1861 in Iowa and died at home in Minco, 27 January 1940.
He married Dora MASON 8 January 1883 in New Delhi, Iowa. Had 3 boys and 3 girls. Moved to Oklahoma 7 January 1904. His wife died 23 April 1907.
2 sons and 1 daughter survive: Roy McMULLEN, Frank McMULLEN, and Hazel DOBBINS; sister Ola McLAIN; half brother: W.L. THOMPSON.
Submitted by: Nancy Charlton NCharl2196@aol.com


McCurtain County: Idabel, Thursday, May 9, 1940

Funeral Services Conducted Thursday for Oscar JENKINS Funeral services for Oscar JENKINS, age 57, were conducted last Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Broken Bow cemetery, with Rev. Curtis PRICE, pastor of the Assembly of God church, officiating. JENKINS died Wednesday night at his home here. Burial was under the direction of the Coffey Funeral home.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie JENKINS; six daughters, Mrs. Frank TURNAGE, Mrs. Charlie PRATER, Miss Lenora JENKINS, Miss Nellie JENKINS, Miss Doris JENKINS, all of Broken Bow, and Mrs. Jessie JONES, Honey Grove, Texas; four sons, David, George, Leon and ? Jenkins, Broken Bow: four brothers, John JENKINS, Broken Bow, Jess JENKINS of Jefferson, Texas, Warren JENKINS of ?, Texas, and Robert JENKINS of Garvin. Eight grandchildren also survive.
Submitted by: Christine Stotzer  sctot@sc-durant.com


McCurtain County: Idabel, Thursday, May 9, 1940

Funeral Services Conducted Thursday for Oscar JENKINS
Funeral services for Oscar JENKINS, age 57, were conducted last Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Broken Bow cemetery, with Rev. Curtis PRICE, pastor of the Assembly of God church, officiating. JENKINS died Wednesday night at his home here. Burial was under the direction of the Coffey Funeral home.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie JENKINS; six daughters, Mrs. Frank TURNAGE, Mrs. Charlie PRATER, Miss Lenora JENKINS, Miss Nellie JENKINS, Miss Doris JENKINS, all of Broken Bow, and Mrs. Jessie JONES, Honey Grove, Texas; four sons, David, George, Leon and ? Jenkins, Broken Bow: four brothers, John JENKINS, Broken Bow, Jess JENKINS of Jefferson, Texas, Warren JENKINS of ?, Texas, and Robert JENKINS of Garvin. Eight grandchildren also survive.
Submitted by: Christine Stotzer  sctot@sc-durant.com

Marshall County: Willis News, Tuesday, July 23, 1940

Services for Willis man at 4 today July 23, 1940 FORGUSON Was A Postmaster For Thirty Years.
Services were to be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Willis school house for George W. FORGUSON, 72, who died Tuesday afternoon in a Sherman, Tx. hospital. FORGUSON, a retired postmaster served at Willis 30 years. He came to Marshall county in 1898 at the opening of statehood, serving two years as a teacher. He owned and operated a drug store at Willis for 32 years. In 1909 he was appointed postmaster, serving until January 31, 1940. Living in the same community the entire 41 years, FORGUSON was well known. He was active in church and public affairs all of his life.
Surviving are his wife and two children, Bill FORGUSON, now in California and Mrs Willis OVERTON, Willlis, the present postmaster. Other survivors are one brother, F.L. FORGUSON, who lives in Kentucky and three grandchildren.
Cathy Phillips CraftyCathyC7@aol.com


Custer County: The Weatherford News, Thursday, August 8, 1940

Ida Mae HILDEBRAND was born October 7, 1873 in Monitor [Moniteau] county, Missouri and departed this life August 1, 1940, at her home in Weatherford, at the age of 66 years, nine months and 24 days.
She was married to Ralph DEMOTTE November 1, 1900, at California [Moniteau County] Mo. and came to Oklahoma in July 1901, having lived at Taloga one year before returning to Weatherford where they established their home.
To this union were born five children, two daughters and three sons. Everet Ralph and Charles Anthon preceded their mother in death in childhood. The others are Mrs. Wesley HODGE of Hinton; Mrs. C. O. KOOS of Chicago and Henry FORDYCE of Weatherford.
Sister DEMOTTE accepted Christ as her savior while in young womanhood, at the age of 16 years, joining the Methodist Episcopal church, South, in Latham, Missouri, April 1, 1898. Ever living a true and faithful Christian life, not only living for herself and family, but sharing the joys and hardships of life with others, as long as her health permitted lending a helping hand to those in sickness and need.
August 16, 1937 Sister DEMOTTE suffered a stroke caused by high blood pressure, never completely recovered although she was able to be up and about her home, bearing her affliction with the greatest patience, never complaining.
On July 9, she became stricken again becoming bedfast, gradually growing weaker, until the end came August 1, at 9:14 p.m.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, two daughters, one son, nine grandchildren and one sister, Jennie VANDUYNE, of Weatherford, one brother, Elwood HILDEBRAND of Supply, a host of other relatives and a great number of friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Edwin H. GRANT at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3;30, and internment was made in Greenwood cemetery.
Nelda Rowland nrowland@sdcoe.k12.ca.us
Note: Ida Mae DeMotte was my maternal grandmother.


Pottawatomie County: The Wanette News, Thursday, September 5, 1940

Twelve women met at the Methodist Church Monday afternoon with Mrs. Eva GRAMER, of McLoud, and organized Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
The organization was perfected with 12 lady members and one man, Rev. Ray HART, as an honorary member.
The following officers were elected: Mrs. Lou LAREAU, president; Mrs. G. A. COLE, vice president; Mrs. T. P. CANNON, secretary, and Mrs. B. A. TOMLIN, treasurer.
Every woman who is interested in the moral welfare of Wanette and the state is asked to join the Union and help to prevent the return of the open saloon to Oklahoma.
Melinda Pennington  boardstock@aol.com


Pottawatomie County: The Wanette News, Thursday, September 12, 1940

Miss Winnie DAWSON, who taught the second grade in Wanette School last year, will have charge of the third grade this term.   She has the same pupils she had last year and they are glad to have her teach them. There are 23 enrolled in the class.
Melinda Pennington  boardstock@aol.com


Caddo County: Hazel Dell Cemetery Obituaries, Thursday, September 19, 1940

Minco Minstrel
R.A. GAVER was born 23 November 1870 and died at Paden, Oklahoma, 27 August 1940 with burial at Hazel Del Cemetery.
He came to Minco in 1906 and Married Jane Margret TAYLOR of Cogar who died in 1917.
2 daughters: Jeane, Eva; Half sister: Mrs. Alva MYERS; Half Brothers: Julias and Henry GAVER; Brother: Harrison; Sister Anne; half Sisters: Linnie and Tinna.
Submitted by: Nancy Charlton NCharl21962@aol.com


Pottawatomie County: The Wanette News, Thursday, September 19, 1940

The Liberty Hill school started Monday, Sept 2, with 17 pupils enrolled. Mrs. Rubula HARGROVE is teacher of the school this year and reports the pupils getting along fine for the first week of school.
School has turned out at Adel for two or three weeks for cotton picking.
Advertisement: I have just installed a new up to date shower bath in my barber shop. Come in and try it and go to bed clean. We will appreciate your patronage. - Odus NEAL
Melinda Pennington  boardstock@aol.com


Pottawatomie County: The Wanette News, Thursday, September 26, 1940

Miss Georgia FLINN has been awarded her 20 year service pen by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Miss Georgia’s entire service for the company has been spent in Wanette.
Jimmie BOSTICK took a truck load of farm club women to the State Fair Tuesday.
Judge COTTRELL had two of his fingers badly injured last week while working on a gas line for B. M. BURTON, who was installing gas in his home.
Melinda Pennington  boardstock@aol.com


Pottawatomie County: The Wanette News, Thursday, October 3, 1940

Mrs. Alice LOWERY started her school at Crossroads Monday, Sept 16, but will have several more in a short while, as some are out picking cotton.

The Community Club meeting last Thursday night was attended by more farmers and business men than were at the preceding one. All seemed interested and expressed a desire to do all they could to make a better community, both civic and financially. Quite a bit of discussion was made on fertilizer - the best kind and the best way to use it. Cass LAREAU made a short talk on the possibilities of growing sweet potatoes in this community.
Other matters talked of at the meeting was the need for a bank in Wanette; improvement of the streets so that a farmer may drive over them without danger of breaking a car spring or wagon wheel.
Melinda Pennington  boardstock@aol.com


Pottawatomie County: The Wanette News, Thursday, October 10, 1940

For want of a better name the club we have been calling "The Community Club" met at the school house last Thursday night with eight members present. Three new members were added to the roll: C. M. BURTON, Claude CANDERELL and Guy MCAFEE.
Mr. RICE arrived late and was promptly relieved of 10 cents, making the treasurer balance of 20 cents. Much discussion was made on 4-H Club work. At this time, according to Supt. GIBBS of Wanette school, it is practically impossible to add vocational agriculture to the school work here on account of finances.

Guy STOVER, who has been in California for a few months, returned home Saturday.

The school in King district opened Monday with a fair attendance of students. Mrs. Jewel JOHNSON and Mrs. Loyd POTEET are teachers and will give as good or better satisfaction this term as they have in the past.
Melinda Pennington  boardstock@aol.com


Pottawatomie County: The Wanette News, Thursday, October 17, 1940

Officers from three counties who were hunting Ray DOUGLAS and Jack LEASOR, escaped prisoners from Purcell jail, last Thursday afternoon found a 200-barrel still, 1,700 gallons of mash and 11 gallons of corn whiskey in the South Canadian river bottom south of Wanette.
According to officers it was the largest mash find ever made in Pott County. The officers were surprised when they accidentally stumbled on the still, as there was no suspicion that one was located in the neighborhood.
Melinda Pennington  boardstock@aol.com


Logan County: Guthrie Daily Leader, Tuesday, October 22, 1940

Mrs. Cooper Dies Mrs. COOPER, 53 years of age, resident of Guthrie for the last five years, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl RITTERBUSCH, about four miles s.w. of Guthrie.
Survivors: Two daughters; Mrs. RITTERBUSCH and Mrs. T.W. RANSOM, Topeka, Kansas; Two sons, Ernest, Chester, PA and Ralph, Guthrie and her father, Marion Doty of Guthrie.
Funeral Thursday at Davis Funeral Home.


Pottawatomie County: The Wanette News, Thursday, October 24, 1940

The Wanette hot lunch room for school children opened last week, with Mrs. Ethel LAURENT and Mrs. Minnie ROBBINS doing the cooking.
They were kept busy Friday supplying the demand for lunch when 109 children lined up to eat. The ladies keep the place neat and clean and the food is well prepared and the children seem to enjoy it.

The new gas line to supply Wanette is being laid at a rapid gait and it will not be long now until users can turn it on - if they have the necessary filthy lucre to make their meter deposits. It is reported that several farmers will take advantage of the new gas line and have gas installed in their homes. It is said that Clyde HARGROVE, B. C. BURTON and others will probably install natural gas in their farm homes.
Melinda Pennington  boardstock@aol.com


Pottawatomie County: The Wanette News, Thursday, October 31, 1940

The following students qualified for the honor roll in high school for the first six weeks. This represents the highest 10 percent of the entire school body.
Mamie Jo MCAFEE, Vella Mae HALL, Martha Sue TAYLOR, Kathleen MAXWELL, Kenneth MCAFEE, Ruth SKINNER, Elsie MCVEY, Kenneth MCCLELLAN, Dorothy SETTLEMYRE, Faye SKINNER, Donald TOMLIN, Clara LAURENT, Robert CANNON, J. D. MCAFEE, Connie MCEACHARN, Catherine Naomi NEAL.
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin BOURASSA and children took supper with Mr. and Mrs. W. M. LAUGHLIN Sunday night.
Advertisements: Odus NEAL Barber Shop special shower bath 15 cents… Warm blankets singles 49 cents, doubles 98 cents to $1.98. Get em’ now.
SKINNER Brothers… Look! Used gasoline washer $39.50… see Raymond KELLY, Wanette.
Melinda Pennington  boardstock@aol.com



Pottawatomie County: The Wanette News, Thursday, November 21, 1940

John NEAL has some paper shell pecans of which he is very proud. He has about eight pounds that will measure three inches around and 2 inches in length.

The Farmers and Merchants club met at Wanette school house Thursday night, Nov 14, with 15 members present. On account of the cold weather and a donkey basketball game, the attendance was small. F. C. LAREAU made a motion which was carried unanimously that a committee be elected to investigate possibilities of Wanette being decorated for Christmas.
A committee elected consists of Mrs. Ralph BLACK, Mrs. C. M. DEARMOND, John LYLE, Rev. R. P. JOHNSON, F. C. LAREAU and Ralph BLACK.

Thomas SANDERS butchered 4 nice hogs Saturday. C. G. COKER and Frank SANDERS helped him.

The hum of the wood saw could be heard at the Jess PYBAS home. He has been having his wood sawed by the Buzz saw.
Melinda Pennington  boardstock@aol.com


Pottawatomie County: The Wanette News, Thursday, November 28, 1940

Miss Dorothy LAMIRAND and Jet KEESEE were united in marriage Saturday evening, Nov 16, Rev. Ray HART, pastor of the Wanette Baptist Church, reading the vows.
They are among the younger set of our community. A charivari and shower was given them at the home of the groom’s parents, Nov 19.

Ray TAYLOR, wife and son, of Lexington, visited in the L. L. LANDON home Sunday.

Willie LAMB and wife are spending a few days with relatives west of Trousdale.

Mrs. DAVIDSON, Postmistress of Trousdale, enjoyed a visited with her mother and sister last Tuesday.
Posted by Melinda Pennington, email boardstock@aol.com


Kingfisher County: Kingfisher Times, Thursday, January 9, 1941

Orlando GOODWIN was born January 29, 1857, near Uniontown, MD, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage with Ellen EBLE at Clinton, IL, on December 25, 1890. Taking his bride, he returned to Maryland, where they resided for two years. They then spent two years in Nebraska, three years in Illinois, five years in Iowa and four years in Missouri. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. GOODWIN, one son, Theodore, dying in infancy.
The family came to Oklahoma in 1907, locating on a farm near Kingfisher, where they spent the rest of their lives. For a number of years Mr. GOODWIN was a member of the Methodist church. Mrs. GOODWIN preceded here husband in death on June 30, 1934. After his wife's death, Mr. GOODWIN continued to make his home on the farm. After an illness of four days, he passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. A. BOURQUIN, northwest of Kingfisher, on January 4, 1941, at the age of 83 years, 11 months, and 23 days.
He is survived by: one daughter, Mrs. E. A. BOURQUIN, of Kingfisher; three sons, Anton of Enid, Paul of Kingfisher, and Donald of Sioux City, Iowa, who was unable to attend the service because of sickness in his own family: six grandchildren: other relatives and many friends.

Last Rites Held For O. GOODWIN Funeral services for Orlando Goodwin were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Methodist-Congregational church in Kingfisher, with the pastor, Rev. Virgel RUSSELL, officiating. He was assisted by Rev. G. O. BELL, pastor of the Christian church. Interment was made in the Kingfisher cemetery, with arrangement in charge of the Mauk funeral home. Mr. GOODWIN, who was nearly 84 years old, died Saturday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. A. BOURQUIN, northwest of Kingfisher.   In 1907, the Goodwin family came from Missouri to Oklahoma, locating on a farm near Kingfisher, where Mr. and Mrs. GOODWIN spent the remainder of their lives. Mrs. GOODWIN passed away in 1934. Survivors include: Mrs, BOURQUIN; sons, Paul of Kingfisher, Anton of Enid and Donald of Sioux City, Iowa. One son, Theodore, died in infancy.
Submitted by Anton Goodwin  agoodwin@brigadoon.com


Marshall County: Madill Record, Saturday, January 18, 1941

J.M. VAUGHN Dies At Home In Madill
John W. PIGG, minister of the Church of Christ, conducted funeral services at the Linn school house Sunday afternoon for James Monroe Vaughn, 75, who died at the family residence on Saturday.
Mr. Vaughn is survived by his wife Myrtle Vaughn; one daughter; Mrs. Mary KNIGHT, Madill; four brothers, Charley and Johnnie of Aylesworth, Walter of Bennington, and Bennett of Chickasha; and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie ADAMS, Rush Springs; Mrs. Hattie FAULKNER, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Pearl WRIGHT, Texarkana, Tex.
Interment was at Linn cemetery with Watts Funeral home in charge.
Submitters Note: J.M. was born December 27, 1865 in Woodville, Oklahoma in Marshall County. His parents were George W. Vaughn and Mexico. Most of the brothers and sisters listed were from James’ fathers second marriage to Martha Ellen WEBB. James married Mrytle DAUGHTRY. Mrytle was a blind woman. She is supposed to be Choctaw. She was adopted at the age of nine, her biological parents were Joe RIDDLE and Mary Louisa MOORE. James and Mrytle had one daughter, Mary.
Submitted by: Trudy M. Marlow jmarlow@texoma.net
Genealogy: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/m/a/r/Trudy-M-Marlow/


Beckham County: The Sayre Daily, Headlight-Journal, Tuesday, April 1, 1941

James E. DEES
November 24, 1873-April 3, 1941
James E. DEES was born in Dublin, Erath, Texas, November 24, 1873 and was 67 years of age at the time of his death. He departed this life, April 3, 1941.
He was married to Rhoda Ellen GREEN of Erath Co. TX, December 26, 1894. He came to Oklahoma in 1902 and settled in Greer County. In 1906 he came to Beckham County and he and his family have made their home near Sayre ever since.
Mr. DEES was loved by all his friends and was a Christian and member of the Free Will Baptist Church.
He leaves to mourn his death his wife and five children: Mrs. Estle HILLEY of Sayre, Mrs. Allie CARTER of Sayre, Mrs. Myrtle WARD of Skellytown, Tex.; two sons, Bill and Arlene DEES of Sayre: one sister, Mrs. Nora KUYKENDALL of Yuma, Ariz. and a host of friends.
Two daughters proceeded him in death, Mrs. Hattie STROUD and Grace DEES.
Submitted by - Joy Goade Zowie - rjzowie@awesomenet.net  - 5/3/1998


Kiowa County: Hobart Democrat Chief, Tuesday, May 13, 1941

Funeral is held Monday Final Tribute Paid to Mrs. Jackson
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Isabelle JACKSON, who died at her home northeast of Hobart Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Church.
Born Sept. 20,1875 in AR, the daughter of David and Matilda PINNER, Mrs. Jackson was 66 years of age at the time of her death. She was married to Emsley Jackson Oct. 13, 1889, in Wichita Falls, TX. To this union were born 13 children, three of whom preceded her in death.
Burial was made in the Hobart Cemetery under the direction of a Cordell funeral home.
Survivors include 10 children, Robert Lewis Jackson, Hobart; Mrs. Nora Bell MCGAUGH, Fay, Okla; Emsley Roy Jackson, Mountain View; William (Willie) Jackson, Linden, Calif; Andrew Jackson, Blanchard, Okla; Henry Jackson, Erick, Okla; Mrs. Flora COOLEY, San Diego, Calif; Mrs Phoebe NOAH, Moorewood, Okla; Nealie George Jackson, Hobart, Okla; , Hobart, Okla; Arlie Wilson Jackson, Hobart, Okla; 34 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and three brothers, Coy Pinner, Levelland, TX; Guss Pinner, Dalhart, TX; Ad Pinner, Muleshoe, TX.
Submitted & Researched by Barb Russell maruss@willapabay.org


Marshall County: Willis News, Tuesday, July 1, 1941

Day Unknown
Luther STONE Baby Dies July 1941
Roy STONE, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther STONE who live near Lark passed away Thursday at the family resident. Services were held at 2pm Friday at Powell with Watts Funeral Home in charge.
Cathy Phillips CraftyCathyC7@aol.com


Texas County: Panhandle News-Herald, Sunday, August 10, 1941

Goodwell Man Passes Away Goodwell- (Special)- Word was received here by Mrs. J. R. CAMP that her brother, L. R. JONES, passed away Friday morning in an Oklahoma City hospital.
Mr. JONES was a pioneer resident of near Goodwell, and had lived here for a number of years until about eight weeks ago when his family moved to Oklahoma City to be near the hospital. He had been in ill health for some time, but his condition had not become serious until recently.
He leaves to mourn his passing his widow, three sons, Jesse and Lloyd of Goodwell and Burgess of California, two daughters, Lorraine, a teacher in the Oklahoma City high school and Mrs. Vesta COCKRELL of Texas, and a host of friends.
Funeral Sunday, The body will lie in state at the Methodist church in Goodwell from one o'clock until two-thirty in the afternoon. Funeral services will begin at two-thirty. Interment will be made in the Goodwell cemetery with the Moore Funeral Home in charge.
Submitted by: Judy Arnold jjarnold@intcomm.net


Texas County: Panhandle News-Herald, Thursday, August 14, 1941

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Rev. L. R. JONES, who passed away Friday afternoon in a hospital in Oklahoma City. Rev. M. A. PHILLIPS of Hooker officiated at the services assisted by Rev. DODD of the Baptist church in Goodwell. Interment was made in the Goodwell Cemetery under the direction of the Moore Funeral Home.
Obituary: L. R. JONES was born in Blunt County, Alabama, January 16, 1874, and died at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, August 8, 1941, at the age of 67 years, 6 months and 23 days. Rev. JONES is survived by his devoted wife, three sons, Jesse and Lloyd of Goodwell, Oklahoma, and Burgess of California, two daughters, Miss Lorraine of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Vesta COCKRELL of Wichita Falls, Texas. Also two brothers, Charlie of Dallas, Texas and Bertie of Waco, Texas and two sisters Mrs. R. J. CAMP of Goodwell and Mrs. SISTRUNK of California.
Rev. JONES was admitted to the Oklahoma Conference in 1901 and since that time has held pastorates at Goodwell, Texhoma, Stonewall and Booker, Texas, besides many other places in Oklahoma. Rev. JONES became Superannuate member of the Oklahoma Conference six years ago. He taught the Mens Bible Class of the Methodist Church at Goodwell, for many years.
Submitted by: Judy Arnold jjarnold@intcomm.net


Seminole County: The Seminole Producer, Wednesday, November 12, 1941

Mrs York Funeral Due This Afternoon
Funeral services were to be held this afternoon in the Wolf high school auditorium for Mrs Mary Carline YORK, 83 year old Seminole county pioneer resident who died yesterday morning. She died at the home of a daughter Mrs. DEMRON near Limstone. burial will be in the Wolf cemetery. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs DEMRON, Mrs Janie POPE of Elk City and Mrs Tennie CHILCOAT of Pauls Vallry and 4 sons, J.A. York of Wewoka, T.H. York of Maud, J.H. York of Cowatn and W.D. York of San Bernardino, CA.
Note: Pictures says "Mary C. wife of T. J. York b 3-20-1858 - 11-12-1941"
Submitted by Jean Brand JBrand1056@aol.com


Hughes County: The Wetumka Gazette, Friday, January 16, 1942

Flanery Is Held For Manslaughter In Leeper Death
Sherman FLANERY, 49, west of Wetumka, was held under $1,000.00 bond in the Okfuskee county district court, yesterday, to answer a charge of manslaughter in the death of Elmer L. LEEPER, 46, who also lived west of the city.
Leeper's death occured early Sunday night when Flanery's pick-up truck, in which Leeper was riding, ran into the abutment of a culvert, on highway 75, near Weleetka. Flanery sustained injuries himself, while Leeper was killed instantly, his chestbeing crushed and his neck broken. Dan Yahola, of this city, was also in the car, but escapted with slight bruises and a severe shaking up. Both Yahola and Flanery were taken to a Henryetta hospital where they were treated for their injuries.
YAHOLA yesterday stated that he believes the cause of the accident could be attributed to a "tie rod" on the pickup coming loose and falling down.
Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God church here Tuesday afternoon, with burial being made in the Wetumka Cemetery.
Besides the widow, Leeper is survived by 11 children, who are: Ivn, Edwin, Willard, Lorene, Lucille, Wanda, Billy, Joe, Yvonne, Carmeletta, of the home and Mrs. Levada BREEDLOVE, of Houston.
This family is researched by Eulalap@aol.com


Hughes County: The Wetumka Gazette, Friday, January 16, 1942

Former Wetumka Woman Is Killed In Bus Accident
Friends here learned of the death of Mrs. J.R. PATTERSON, a former Wetumka resident, eartly this week, her death occuring on New Year's wve when she was run down by automobiles while allighting from a bus.
Mrs. Patterson, who was 41, will be remembered by Wetumkans as the former Miss Tula LYNCH, the daughter of Mrs. Ora N. LYNCH, now of Sengraves, Tex.
The fatal accident occured at Belton, Texas, although Mrs. Patterson made her home at Falade, Texas.
It was learned that she was struck by an automobile after she had allighted from the bus, and that two others ran over her before traffic was stopped. She was taken to a hospital immediately afterward but was dead before arriving there.
Mrs. Patterson lived here for a number of years with her family most of the members of the family being educated in the Wetumka schools. Prior to moving to the city, they lived for a number of years in the Sunny Dale community.
Mrs. Patterson is the sister of Mrs. Travis REED, now of Drimwright, but formerly of Wetumka.
She is survived by her husband and six children, beside her mother and several brothers and sisters.


Hughes County: The Wetumka Gazette, Friday, January 16, 1942

Earl CHOWINS was improving yesterday, after suffering an attach of heart disease Monday of this week. The attack occured when Chowins was being treated for a cold at the office of a local doctor.


Hughes County: The Wetumka Gazette, Friday, January 16, 1942

George CHARON left Saturday for Oklahoma City where he will be sent to a training post for the ari corp.

Cecil SHABER, of Stillwater, spent the week end here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Shaber.

H.J. KIHNA, of Shawnee, spent Tuesday here transacting business.

(only got part of this but it may help someone)
KIRKPATRICK came to Oklahoma in the nineties from his native Arkansas. When the famed opening of the Cherokee Strip attracted thousands from all over the nation who had a desire to own free land, Kirkpatrick joined the throng, and was successful in staking a claim in the vicinity of Enid. Not many years later he sold his land, and moved to Wetumka, shortly after the turn of the century, and has lived here ever since............certain of the exact ?? Kirkpatrick was employed as a clerk in The Coin Store by the late C.R. WILLIAMS, father of the present owner of the business.
From then until now, Kirkpatrick has been in constant employment in the store, and has spent but few days away from his duty.
Today he regrets that he has to give up active business life, and reluctantly accepts the ultimation of his physician that there's to be no more work.


Nowata County: Nowata Daily Star, Sunday, March 8, 1942

Prayer Service is Scheduled Tonight for Mrs. McGrath
A prayer service in the Benjamin Chapel at 8 pm today followed by the funeral at 9 AM Monday in St. Catherine's Catholic Church will be conducted by Father F. J. SCHAEPER for Mrs. Annie Riley MCGRATH, 88, who died Friday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. F. A. FLANAGAN, North of Nowata. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery at Caney, KS.
Mrs. McGRATH came to Nowata County in 1909 from Andover, NY where she was married to John McGRATH, who survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. E. FLANAGAN of Hornell, NY and Mrs. George F. DOUGHERTY of Caney, a son, Leo McGRATH of Seminole, 28 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. A fourth daughter, Mrs. E. W. CARPENTER died in 1918.
Submitted and Researched by Janet Lynn  Janet@ionet.net


Logan County: Cimarron Valley Clipper, Coyle, Friday, May 29, 1942

W.G. PERSING, Funeral services for William Guy PERSING, who passed away at Pond creek, May 22nd, were held at Coyle Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian Church with Rev. R.M. PATRICK officiating. Burial was in the Coyle cemetery under direction of the Henthorn Funeral Home of Coyle.
W.G. PERSING was born at Lawrence, Kansas, Dec. 17, 1870, and was married to Hattie E. BATMAN Jan. 12, 1893, at Hudson, Kansas. To this union two sons were born, Wilbur O. PERSING of Mead, Kansas, and Earl W. PERSING, of Perry, Okla. They made their home near Clarkson, Okla. for several years. From there they moved to Coyle and later to Pond Creek, Okla. where on Oct. 30, 1932, Mrs. PERSING passed away. He was a member of the Brethern church, the Odd Fellow and Masonic orders.
He leaves to mourn his passing two sons, Wilbur and Earl, four grandsons, Olvan, Grad?, Harold and Roland PERSING. One sister, Mrs. Emma RAYNOR, of Stillwater, Okla., one brother, Jess PERSING, of Portland, Ore. several nephews and nieces, other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. Viola PERSING, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert PERSING, of Tulsa, Mrs. Emma RAYNOR, of Stillwater, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. RAYNOR, of Oklahoma City, were among those from a distance here to attend the funeral of W.G. PERSING.


Logan County: Cimarron Valley Clipper, Coyle, Friday, May 29, 1942

Work In Master Degree Headed by Frank A. DERR
Grandmaster of Oklahoma, thirty-seven Masons of Guthrie Lodge No. 35 and Albert Lodge No. 162, came over Monday evening and conferred the Master degree on two member of Cimarron Lodge No. 134. The Temple chorus gave a few selections during the evening at the end of which a banquet was served by the Coyle Lodge.


Muskogee County: Muskogee Daily Phoenix, Tuesday, June 30, 1942

Mrs. Katherine CROISANT Services set for Wednesday Funeral services for Mrs Katherine CROISANT, 84, who died at her home, 506 North G. Street, yesterday morning will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First Lutheran Church, of which she was a member with the Rev. Martin P. STUDTMANN officiating. Interment will be at the Greenhill cemetary under the direction of Petering Funeral Home.
Mrs. CROISANT was the widow of John L. CROISANT, a pioneer cotton gin owner and operator here. The family came to Muskogee in 1915.
Survivors include a son, G. W. CROISANT, prominent cotton man and orchard operator here, four daughters, Mrs Caroline HAYES Canutillo, TX, Mrs. Margaret BARNETT, 325 Eastside Blvd; Mrs. Sarah DOBBINS, Coweta, Mrs Laura LEOPOLD Auxvasse, MO, 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lydia GITHENS, Cordalis, Ore, and a brother, Fred Ihrig, Seatlle, Wash.
This obit was requested by Roosier@aol.com
Submitted by Nolora Burns vashti@theshop.net


Beckham County: Erick Democrat, Wednesday, July 1, 1942

Harry GIBSON died Wednesday, 1 Jul 1942, at home. His wife died 9 Oct 1940. He was born 22 Aug 1862 in Tennessee, married 1888 Martha Ann RIGGS.
From Tennessee to S.E. Missouri in 1898, two years later moved to Oklahoma in April 1900 and settled near Delhi...moving to Erick in spring of 1916.
Converted and became a First Baptist member at age of 16.
Funeral 3 July 1942 at 2:30 with Rev. D. D. BARBER conducting services. Buried Delhi Cemetery.
Survived by 5 of 10 children: Eva ERWIN, Sayre, Okla.; Rellie HEAD, Mont Rose, Calif.; Goldie SULLIVAN, L. A., Calif.; Evaline HANCE, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Carley GIBSON of Erick; a brother, George GIBSON of Clayton, N. Mex. 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Submitter's Note - Martha Ann RIGGS was born in Decatur County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of William George RIGGS and Sarah Eveline JENKINS. She was born 26 Feb 1862 and died 10 Sep 1940. She was a sister of my husband's grandmother, Aura Almeda RIGGS HILL.
Harry GIBSON was the 10th of 12 children born to Henry GIBSON and Susan Anner TUBBS.
Submitted and Researched by Phyllis Hill - phill@redrock.net


McCurtain County: Idabel, Tuesday, November 3, 1942

Charles H. PARK Ashdown, Ark. Nov 3--- Charles Hudson PARK, age 77 died Friday night, October 23, following an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church here Sunday afternoon, with Rev. A. P. Elliff, the pastor, officiating. He was assisted by Rev. W. R. Boyd and Rev. S. P. Riccobene. A life long friend, Pelly NORWOOD of Lockesburg, delivered a short talk upon the fine character of Mr. PARK. Interment was made in Ashdown Cemetery. Phillips Funeral Home were in charge of arrangement.
PARK was born at Paraclifta, Sevier County, on September 30, 1865. He was the last surviving member of a family of 16 children, 13 of whom lived past the 70 year mark. He was a lifelong member of the Baptist church and was a deacon in the First Baptist church here for more than 30 years, and held the same office with the Wilton Baptist church. PARK served for 12 years as a public official of Little County--four years as a county treasurer, district clerk and as county clerk. However, he enjoyed farming more than any other pursuit, and was so engaged up to the time of his last illness.
Submitted by: Christine Stotzer  sctot@sc-durant.com


McCurtain County: Idabel, Wednesday, November 4, 1942

FRANKLIN Mrs. Esther FRANKLIN, 71, died Sunday at 7 a.m. at her home in Durant and funeral rites were held at the Coffey Chapel in Idabel, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. W. B. Barber officiating. Burial was made in Denison Cemetery.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Agnes WALKER, Durant; two sons, William T. BOONE and Curtis BOONE, and two grandchildren. Mrs. FRANKLIN resided in Idabel until a few years ago when she moved to Durant. (Esther Franklin is the grandmother of Christine Stotzer)
Submitted by: Christine Stotzer  sctot@sc-durant.com