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Comanche County: The Lawton Constitution, Wednesday, December 23, 1942

Bridget Therese GLENNON
Mrs. Bridget Therese GLENNON, 86, resident of Lawton since 1924 and a native of Ireland, died here suddenly of a heart ailment at 8:30 a.m. today. In failing health for four years, Mrs. GLENNON was striken at her home at 503 "A" Avenue and died a few minutes after she was taken to a city hospital. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon today, pending word from children living away from here. The Lawton Funeral Home is in charge.
Born Nov. 14, 1856 in Killeagh, County Cork, Ireland, she came to the United States in 1873, settling at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She was married to Thomas GLENNON in 1877 at Leavenworth. The GLENNONS came to Purcell in the Chickasaw Indian Territory in 1890. Mr. GLENNON died in 1901. Mrs. GLENNON, a lifelong Catholic, came here 18 years ago.
Survivors include three daughters, eight sons, one sister, 38 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The daughters are Mrs. Fred LAWSON, near Medicine Park; Mrs. Fred DODSON, 613 "D" Ave., and Mrs. Fred ZIMMERMAN, Casa Grande, Ariz. The sons are James GLENNON, Church of Christ minister at Shawnee; two sons living in Lawton community, Tom and John, Pat of Medicine Park; Gus in the armed forces in Hawaii; Mike, Central Valley, Calif., Joe, Coalgate, Okla., and Chris, Charleston, Ark. The sister is Mrs. Kate DRAVES of Kansas City, Kansas.
Submitted by: Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net

Atoka County: The Indian Citizen-Democrat, Thursday, February 25, 1943

William Hartwell PHILLIPS, born April 10, 1897 near Ft. Smith Arkansas, died Feb 16, 1943 at San Jose, California.
He was married to Miss Beulah WILLIAMS, August 20, 1923. To this union was born two children.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Marilou, one son, Carl William. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. PHILLIPS of Tushka, Okla.; Five sisters, Mrs. F.H. BATEMAN, Shawnee, Okla., Mrs. A.L. ANDERSON, Oxnard, Calif., Mrs. A.S. HAWKINS, Atoka, Okla., Mrs. Eula BUTLER, Tushka, Okla., Mrs. Roy CLARK, Midland, Texas.; Four brothers: L.G. PHILLIPS, San Francisco, Calif., Albert H. PHILLIPS, Watsonville, Calif., Homer W. PHILLIPS, Dallas, Texas, Grover F. PHILLIPS, Armed Service in Hawaii. He was a verteran of World War I. He had been employed by the State Highway Dept. of Atoka County. Recently moved to California to engage in defense work.
Funeral service at Atoka Baptist church, Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Anson JUSTICE officiating.Burial in Atoka cemetery. Keith and Son Funeral home in charge.
Hartwell PHILLIPS was the father of Carl William PHILLIPS.
Submitted by: Carl Phillips badge327@yahoo.com


Lincoln County: The Prague Record, Monday, May 10, 1943
  Unknown Newspaper
Pioneer Citizen Passes to Reward
Joseph DOSTAL died at his home west of town Monday, May 10th, following a month's serious illness.
He was born in Spillville, Iowa, Febraury 14, 1866 and died May 10, 1943, aged 77 years, 2 months and 26 days. Mr. Dostal and his family had resided near Prague for forty years.
He is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters. The children are Mrs. Anna PLIVA, of Prague, Mrs. Elsie TOMANKA, of Canton, Mrs. Clara UPTON of Enid, Louis, Joe and Otto DOSTAL of Prague. Two brothers and four sisters are living in Nebraska.
Services will be held this afternoon from the Bohemia hall under direction of Louis Walenta. Burial will be made in the Bohemian cemetery with Parks Brothers funeral home in charge.
Submitted by: Terri Freeman terri.freeman@worldnet.att.net


Kay County: The Ponca City News, Tuesday, May 18, 1943
  Two Are Held After Poncan Murdered Ed COMBS stabbed, Dies After Altercation at Edge of City.
Two Ponca City men were held in the county jail at Newkirk Monday for investigation in the fatal stabbing of Ed COMBS, 56, 519 North Osage street early Sunday morning.
The two men arrested were O. A. HULL, 64 508 North Elm street, and his father, Peter HULL, 85, who lives in the 200 block on South Franklin street.
Investigating officers state they took a blood stained pocket knife from the younger Hull. Police are Called About two hours later police were summoned to the rear of the George VANWEY residence, 913 East Grand avenue, where COMBS' body was slumped in a car parked in the back yard. Vanwey, who had been with COMBS during the evening, said he was in the car during the altercation, after which COMBS walked over and got inside, Shortly after they drove off COMBS slumped down in the seat, but Vanwey said he thought little of it because "I thought the man was intoxicated and had passed out".
Receives Several Wounds After trying to revive COMBS, Vanwey drove to the rear of his house, where he said he tried again to revive COMBS and then notified the police department and a doctor. An examination showed that COMBS had received several knife wounds in the chest.
The investigation was conducted by Sheriff D.F. H. HARSH, Deputy Sheriff Harold MEAD and County Attorney Wayne STEVENS since the altercation occurred outside the city. Detective Ivan E. WEBB of the police department assisted the county officers.
A Coroner's jury was called at 4 o'clock Sunday morning by acting Coroner Charles D. REED, but adjourned pending further information.
Services Are Tuesday
Funeral services for COMBS will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Miles Memorial chapel. The Rev. Phil DESCHNER, assisted by the Rev. E. L. CONLEY, will officiate.
COMBS was born Nov. 15, 1886, near Fulton, Mo., and came to Ponca City in 1900. He was an assistant pipeline superintendent for the Marland Oil company for 17 years. He was an employe of the Ponca City Milling company at the time of his death.
Survivors include Mrs. COMBS; a son, Lee COMBS, Jefferson City, Mo.; a brother, Ralph COMBS, Wichita; and three sisters, Mrs. George WARREN, Mrs. Alva GINGERICH, and Mrs. Ray KIZER, all of Ponca City; and the mother Mrs. J. C. COMBS, Ponca City.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F cemetery.
Extracted & Transcribed by Birdie (Totty) McNutt birdiemc@juno.com
Note: This is the son of John Cuthbert and Sally Price HARDIN COMBS.


Comanche County: The Lawton Constitution, Thursday, June 3, 1943
  Our Men In Service Goes To Marines
Herrell Glennan, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom GLENNAN, Cameron College, has been transferred from the Navy Air Corps to the Marine Air Corps, and made a hospital apprentice first class. He is stationed at Kearny Mesa, San Diego, after being in the Navy eight months.
Submitted by: Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


Logan County: Guthrie Daily Leader, Monday, June 21, 1943
  Coyle Man Dies
James Thomas DISNEY, Pioneer, Succumbs James Thomas DISNEY, 79, pioneer Coyle farmer, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Tom MORRIS, 802 N. Ash, Guthrie, early Monday morning.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete pending the arrival of relatives. The Davis-Owen Funeral Home here is in charge.
DISNEY came to Oklahoma from Manhattan, Kansas and settled on a farm east of Coyle in 1900. He has lived in or near Coyle since that time and has been in ill health for more than a year.
He is survived by his wife: six sons, Verne W., Napa, Calif.; Carl Chester, Hayward, Calif; Dwight, who is in the navy stationed at Los Angeles, Calif.; Alroye, Coyle; James, San Pablo, Calif.; and Wilbur, Vallejo, Calif. The daughter, Mrs. MORRIS, Guthrie; two brothers, John, Manhattan, Kansas, and Ed Hayward, Calif; and two sisters, Mrs. Bell YANUCA and Mrs. Clara SLOCUM, both of Los Angeles, Calif. This Family is Researched by: Leona Headley  lheadley@cottagesoft.com


Logan County: Guthrie Daily Leader, Monday, June 21, 1943
Funeral services for Herbert J. GARNETT, 77, retired paper salesman, who died here Saturday night, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home at 602 East Noble. Rev. B.W. WILKINS, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate at the services.
Burial will be in Summit Weiw cemetery under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Raymond H. PEYER, Harold WELCH, Harold COOK, Orville BROWN, J.M. DOLOH and Paul FIELDING. GARNETT was a member of the First Methodist church and a member of the Lodge 35 A.F. and A.M.  He was also a member of the Oklahoma consistory. He was born in 1869 in Bethanty, Ontario, Canada. He taught school and later entered the mercantile business at Blue Rapids, Kansas. GARNETT moved to Guthrie in 1914 and was employed in 1916 by the Carpenter Paper company as a salesman. He held this position for 25 years before retiring in 1941 when he was stricken ill.


Garfield County: Enid News and Eagle, Wednesday, December 1, 1943
  Name of Paper unknown
Euel W. McKee was born in Maynardsville, Union county, TN., March 2, 1855 and died December 1, 1943. On June 14, `877 he was married to Mary Elizabeth Cox, also a native of TN., who preceded him in death by nine years. To this union wer born six children, three boys and three girls. McKee moved his family to Enid,OK. in 1919 where he made his home until his death. He had been a member of the L.D.S church since 1930. Until his retirement he was employed by the Frisco Railroad Co.
He is survived by one son, L.V.McKee of Ripley, OK.; three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Grantz of Enid with whom he made his home for the past two years, Mrs. Viola Lytle of Enid and Mrs. Effie Thompson of Sherman, TX.; two brothers, Paris and Preston, both of TX.; 24 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Ann Hazen shootme@acadiacom.net


Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, December 9, 1943
  Lawrence Potts Kills Former Wife With a Shotgun Tragedy Occurred Monday Night In Maysville
Tragedy again stocked in Maysville, Monday night, the victim this time being Mrs. Sylvia POTTS, who was shot and killed by her former husband, Lawrence POTTS, 37, from whom she had been divorced about two months.
After the shooting, which occurred near the home of Mrs. J.H. MAYS about 8 o'clock, POTTS drove away in his car, presumably going to the home of a brother to get more shells for his gun, which he did not get, then made his way back to town on the road to a friend's to try to get the shells to kill himself with he told the officers when they had literally treed him in a pecan tree on the S.J. MAYS place west of town, where he gave up and plunged to the ground, the fall knocking him out temporarily.
The trouble leading to the tragedy was not a recent date. After obtaining a divorce Mrs. POTTS came to Maysville with her six children and secured employment in Roy HARRIS' cafe, while POTTS worked on the railroad and lived in the tenant house on the Calvin HORN place east of town.
He was discharged from the section fob that morning and spent the day in town it was said.
Mrs. POTTS quit work at the cafe for the night about 8 o'clock and walked toward her home in the Reubin COFFEY house in the west part of town. POTTS, sitting in a car in front of the C.L. WILLIAMS home, accosted her, according to his testimony. Refusing to go to the car to see him, he said he went across the street to her and opened fire.
In all, three shots were fired, at least two of them being into her body. She fell in the bar ditch near Mrs. MAYS home and died instantly.
Night Marshal Bill ADAMS was the first officer to reach the scene of the tragedy. POTTS already had driven away. Arousing Marshal MCKINNEY who was at home, and calling the sheriff's office soon a posse of officers was on the trail of the man. When located in the tree he readily gave up and admitted the shooting, Mr. ADAMS said.
POTTS was arraigned Wednesday morning on a charge of murder before County Judge GARVIN, pleaded guilty, and was bound over to the district court without bail.
Funeral services for Mrs. POTTS were held at the First Baptist church Wednesday at 10:30, Rev. P.E. HIGH, conducting. Yeary & Vaughn had charge of the funeral arrangements, taking the body to Pernell for burial.
Besides the six children ranging in ages from 6 to 17, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.L. MCCARTY of Whitebead, two brothers and two or three sisters.
Researching Potts/McCarty Family is Carolyn Byrum cbyrum@gte.net


Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, December 9, 1943

Kay WREN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. MERRITT, was operated for appendicitis at the Lindsey-Johnson-Shirley clinic Monday night. Her condition was satisfactory following the operation. She is eight years old.


Grady County: The Tuttle Times, Thursday, December 30, 1943

W. S. MUNDELL age 83 passed away at the home of his son Charlie Mundell south of Oklahoma City Sunday morning. Funeral services were held in the Sowers Funeral home Tuesday at 2 o'clock.
Researched by Ch2mglider@aol.com MONROE, THOMAS

Cimarron County: Boise City News, Thursday, January 27, 1944

Oscar THOMAS, born Sept, 19, 1880 in Oakland City, Indiana to Hiram L. and Hannah THOMAS, died in Aransas Pass, Tex. January 15, 1944 at the age of 63 years, 3 months, and 24 days. At age 22, Mr. THOMAS married Alice E. MONROE.


Oklahoma County: Luther Register, Thursday, February 3, 1944

Services for Mrs. Irene Cargile, (nee Cole), who passed away Feb. 2 at Uvalde, Texas, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Luther Christian church. Rev. O. W. Reece of Edmond, officiated. Burial was in the Luther cemetery, with Baggerley Funeral home in charge.
Irene Cole, dughter of Otho and Anna Cole, was born October 3, 1915 at Luther, Oklahoma, and departed from this life in Uvalde, Texas, on February 2, 1944 at the age of 28 years, 3 months and 29 days.
In early girlhood she became a member of the Christian church of Luther and throughout the remainder of her life worked in the various churches wherever she made her home.
Irene received her grade and highschool training at the Luther public schools, graduating in May, 1933. she then entered A. & M. College at Stillwater, Oklahoma, and attended two years.
Irene became united in marriage July 3, 1942, with Charles W. CARGILE, makiing their home at Uvalde, Texas, and to this union was born one daughter, Sharon Kaye.
Besides her husband and infant daughter, she leaves to mourn her loss, her father, O.M. Cole, two sisters, Mrs. Ross W. LOVELL and Mrs. E. J. CANADA, all of Luther, one brother, Herman Cole, of Oklahoma City, three nieces, one nephew, and a host of relatives and friends.
Her ready, winning smile and cheerful ways made friends for her wherever she would go, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Submitted by: Sharon McAllister 73372.1745@compuserve.com


Oklahoma County: The Daily Oklahoman, Monday, April 24, 1944

Mrs Anna N. BARNES, 77 died Saturday Afternoon at Rolater's sanitorium She is survived by a son, John Barnes, Venice California, and three daughters, Mrs. Claude MURPHY, Cordell, Mrs. Olgar HOWARD, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Louise BOUGHT, Chicago. Services will be at 2 pm Tuesday in the Marshall Funeral Home, with burial at Rose Hill.
Researched by Sandy at: SFisc73516@aol.com
Submitted by Nalora Burns vashti@theshop.net


Beckham County: The Beckham County Democrate, Thursday, April 27, 1944

Thursday, April 27, 1944
Staff Sergeant Billy W. Morgan Killed in Action over Romania
Staff Sergeant Billy Wayne MORGAN, 20 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.French Morgan, living one mile south of Erick, has been reported killed while participating in a bombing raid over Romania in Europe, according to information received by his parents from the War Department Tuesday.
Mrs. Morgan received the following telegram:
Mrs. Rebecca M. Morgan:
The Secretary of the War Department desires me to express his deep regret that your son, Staff Sergeant Billy W. Morgan, was killed in defense of his country on April 4, over Romania.
Letter follows.
Dunlop_Actg. Adjutant General.Sgt. Morgan was a ball turret gunner on a b-24 Liberator bomber and flew with a veteran group of the 15th Army Air Force in Italy. He was apparently the only crew member killed in the plane as one of his close buddies, Leo K. BITTING, known to have been one of the same crew, wrote a letter to Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, stating that they had done everything possibly for him.
Sgt. Morgan was a graduate of Erick high school with the class of '41. Following his enlistment in the Air Corps on November 3, 1942, he underwent training and received his silver gunner's wings. He left the states in December, 1943 for combat duty. Arriving in North Africa December 19, he was sent to Italy where he continued his base of operation until his death. His first combat mission was the Viterbo Airdrome at Rome. Sgt. Morgan has one brother, Corporal Donald Morgan, who is in England with the Medical Corps.
A memorial service is being planned for the boy, to be held about the 25th of May and Army Chaplain D. D. BARBER, former Erick pastor, is expected to officiate.
Submitted by: David Morgan dmorgan@efn.org


Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, April 27, 1944

Potts Given Life For Wife Slaying
Lawrence POTTS, accused murderer of his wife in Maysville on the night of December 6, 1943, entered a plea of guilty when his trial opened in district court on April 17th. He was immediately sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor by Judge Ben T. WILLIAMS. POTTS had been in jail since the fatal shooting of his wife, Sylvia POTTS, near the home of Mrs. J.H. MAYS, where she was waylaid by her estranged husband on her way home from work in a cafe.
A large number of witnesses had been called and preparation  made for the trial, which ended abruptly by the defendant's guilty plea.
Researching Potts/McCarty Family is Carolyn Byrum cbyrum@gte.net


Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, April 27, 1944

Former Maysville Girl Dies In California
Mrs. C.L. WILLIAMS reported Friday that she had received a message that a niece, Mrs. Loreene SCOTT, a daughter of  Dode CROUCH, had died at Richmond, Calif. at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20.
Burial was Monday, Mrs. SCOTT is survived by a husband and three small sons. The family has lived in California the past three years.


Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, April 27, 1944

Gene Wade Out For Sheriff Job
The first political announcement of the present campaign was brought in to The News sanctum today, when Gene WADE, former Pauls Valley policeman, walked in and placed his announcement for sheriff of Garvin county.
Mr. WADE served on the police force in the county seat for two years and had a splendid record. He resigned to enter the sheriff's race. WADE was born and reared in Pauls Valley and is well known over the county. he will make a formal statement at a later date.


Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, April 27, 1944

O.L. SHOEMAKE and wife and baby of McAlester stopped for a short visit with Mrs. SHOEMAKE'S grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan WEST, as they were on their way home from Oklahoma City, Thursday, where Mr. SHOEMAKE took his final for the army.


Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, April 27, 1944

Mrs. Belle J. DICKERSON, 81 years old, passed away at her home in Wynnewood Saturday night.
Mrs. DICKERSON was the wife of Rev. J.H. DICKERSON, Presbyterian minister, and the mother of Mrs. Guy MITCHELL.


Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, April 27, 1944

Mrs. Will CLEVELAND of Duncan visited her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan WEST, Friday. It was their first visit together in 12 years.

Mrs. Frieda SANDER of Seiling, Okla. is a guest of her daughter, Mrs. C.J. ALLISON and family.

Grady County: Alex News, Sunday, May 14, 1944

"Under The Ripples Of Old Glory"
Mr. and Mrs. Robert DRISKOLL received the Purple Heart awarded their son Melvin DRISKOLL who was wounded last April in Italy. After hospitalization Melvin was back on active duty. It is reported he was driving a jeep that was wrecked by a bomb when the injury occurred...
Submitters Note: Melvin DRISKELL was injured 5/14/1944 and and was with the 757th Tank Battalion. Our actual spelling of the last name is DRISKELL, but I wrote it as it was in the article.
                                                Follow-Up Articles - Date Unknown
Cpl. DRISKELL Receives Good Conduct Medal
Cpl. Melvin L. DRISKELL, Alex, has recently been awarded the Good Conduct medal for fidelity, efficiency and exemplary behavior, according to information received from the public relations office of his unit in the European theater.
Cpl. DRISKELL, son of Robert DRISKELL, Alex, is a member of the 757th tank battalion, now fighting with the fifth army in the Apenine mountains of northern Italy.
                        DRISKELL Truck Driver With Army In Italy
Cpl. Melvin l. DRISKELL , son of Mr. Robert DRISKELL, Alex, is a truck driver for the 757th Tank Battalion, Fifth Army group functioning from behind the ridges bordering Italy's Po Valley on the south, according to word received from the public relations office of his unit.
Hard-packed snow and ice in treacherous mountain country prohibit orthodox tank tactics involving maneuver. The tanks are kept under cover in the daylight, within 2,000 yards of the enemy. At night, they are wheeled up to firing points only a few yards away, where their firepower is utilized in performance of field artillery missions.
Submitted by Robin Minadeo  carasel@jps.net


Washington County: Examiner Enterprise, Bartlesville, Friday, July 21, 1944

Heart Attack Kills Pioneer
Stricken while she prepared the family's evening meal, Mrs. Jennie VIVA FRIES, 76, died suddenly last night about 7:30 o'clock of a heart attack in her home in Tuxedo. Mrs. Fries had been in apparently good health at the time she was stricken. She left the kitchen and went in to lie down on a divan in the living room where her husband, George Fries, found her body.
Mr. and Mrs. Fries came to Bartlesville in 1910 from Wood County Ohio. After engaging in the oil business for sometime, Fries practiced law here until about 1920, when he retired and moved to Tuxedo.
The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary three years ago. She was a member of the Bartlesville First Christian Church.
Survivors include five sons, Claude Fries, 312 East Fourteenth: C.E. Fries of the army, stationed in Alexandria, La. George M. Fries of the navy, stationed in Brooklyn N.Y.: Dwight R. Fries, with the army in India, and Donald P. Fries of Tulsa: four daughters, Mrs. Rhea FOLGER and Mrs. Eva ENGLER both of Tulsa; Mrs Cleo CASSIDY and Mrs. Frieda HENSLEY, both of Los Angeles; one sister Mrs. Amy ASH of Oklahoma City; two half sisters and one half brother; also seven grandchildren.
The body is at the Neekamp funeral home. Funeral arrangments are incomplete.
Submitted by: Susan Lundberg Scott suescott@fwst.net


Hughes County: The Holdenville Daily News, Thursday, September 7, 1944

Funeral services for R.L. DENNEY, 71, will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the East Main Street Church of Christ with the Rev. Perry BLUE, Allen, officiating. Mr. DENNEY died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in a local hospital after an illness of several months.
Although he had made his home in Holdenville for only about five years, Mr. Denney had lived in Hughes county 45 years, coming here from Arkansas. He owned and operated a mail store near the Phillips Plant for several years. His farm home is near there.
Survivors include his wife, of the home address, 501 W. Ninth; five daughters, Mrs. G.R. KELLEY, Lindsey; Mrs. J.E. SCHILLING, Okmulgee; Miss Bertha DENNEY, Okmulgee, and Mrs. Howard GROTJOHN, Forrest, Tenn, and three sons, Bob DENNEY, city; Howard DENNEY, Wichita, Kans., and Henry DENNEY, Pocassett, Okla., and 12 grandchildren and two brothers, C.T. DENNEY, Oklahoma City and Allen DENNEY, Haskell, and one sister, Mrs. John WILLIAMSON, Francis.
The Allen Funeral Home will be charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Mary Anne Denney  bob@dimensional.com


Beckham County: The Beckham County Democrate, Thursday, October 5, 1944

Lt. Burton REEVES Visits Billy W. Morgan's Grave
In a recent letter to Mr. and Mrs. L. L. HUGHES, Lt. Burton A. REEVES former Erick boy, tells of visiting the grave of Billy Wayne MORGAN, in Italy. Dear Puddy, Landrum and Family:
Hello, folks. Just a line or two, because that's about all you can squeeze on one of these things (V-Mail letter). Perhaps its speed will make the compensations, though.
Since I last wrote you, I attended a military funeral at one of the military cemeteries here in Italy, and while there I came across the grave of Billy Wayne Morgan.
I just thought perhaps the family would like to know, but I didn't know just who to write, so I thought of you.It is a beautiful place, magnificently kept all the time, and it is American soil with "Old Glory" flying over it in all her majesty.
After the war if they want his body returned to them in the states, they can arrange for it, or if they want it to remain here it will always be on American soil and will forever be cared for.
We talked for some length of time with the Chaplain and the attendants about it. The Chaplain has contacted the family long before, I'm sure, but I did want to send this word in addition to his.
Lots of love and God's richest blessings. As ever, Burt.
Submitted by: David Morgan dmorgan@efn.org


Cleveland County: The Daily Transcript, Norman, Friday, November 24, 1944

Heart Disease Is Fatal For Mick Haynes
Mick HAYNES, 63, prominent farmer, stockman and landowner, died this morning after a week's illness with heart disease. He lived on Route 1, west of Norman.
Born in Alabama, November 1, 1881, Mr. Haynes, moved to this county with his parents in 1886 and had lived here since.He was active in his farm work until he became ill. He was elected president of the Norman Oil Milll and Gins Co-operative last March.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday, at the First Christian church, Rev., Cecil A. DENNEY, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at the Warren cemetery with the Primrose Funeral home in charge. The body will remain at the funeral home until time for services.
Mr. Haynes is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah DOWNING HAYNES, sister of C. C. Downing and James Downing, Norman. Also two sons, R. Lee Haynes, Royal Air Force Ferrying Command, Montreal Canada, and Charles Haynes, Norman, U.S.N.R, and three brothers, Sid Haynes, Oklahoma City; John Haynes, Mustang, and Arthur Haynes, Yukon. Submitters Note:
B: 7 November 1881, AL D: 29 November 1944 Norman,(Cleveland),OK Burial: Warren Cemetery M: 5 Mar 1905 Place: Norman,(Cleveland),OK Spouse: Beulah DOWNING F: Elihue HAYNES M: Edna/Etta LEWIS
Submitted by: Geneva G. genevag@hintonet.net


Garvin County: Wynnewood New Era, Thursday, December 7, 1944

Jack PATRICK, age 85, died December 1, 1944.
Born in Missouri, he was a pioneer of Wynnewood, living here for 45 years.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lillie STORY, Gainsville, TX; Mrs. Nellie FRAZIER, Dora, Missouri; Mrs. Earl LOWE, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Earl BEARD, Dewey, OK; 23 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Burial at the Oaklawn Cemetery.


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Saturday, December 9, 1944

Mrs. Mary Tailta GOATES, 720 North Kickapoo, has received word that her husband, J.C. GOATES, has been graduated from N.A.T.T.C, Norman, and has received his first class seaman's rating. He attended the aviation machinist mate school.
Seaman Goates attended Tulsa Central High School and Tulsa University. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.T. GOATES, reside in Tulsa, where Goates enlisted in April, 1944


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Saturday, December 9, 1944

Vital Statistics
Marriage Licenses
Kenneth MOYDELL, 22, Prague, and Ester Mae HINDS, 19, Prague.
Divorces Granted
William Fletcher SHIPMAN from Zella Ruth SHIPMAN.


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Saturday, December 9, 1944

Ranch Foreman Killed
Gene Autry, Okla.- Dec.8
Astor Nolen HENRY, 31-year-old ranch foreman for Lloyd NOBLE, Ardmore oil man, was killed Friday when struck by a Santa Fe freight train near a cattle loading pen. highway Patrol Trooper I.W. MANLEY reported


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Tuesday, December 12, 1944

McLoud Infant
Burns sustained when she ran unnoticed into a burning house Saturday afternoon were fatal to Elsie Loretta ROBINSON, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Robinson, McLoud, route 1.
The child died Saturday in a local hospital. She was visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. RUSCHE, west of McLoud when their house caught on fire. The house burned completely.
The parents came to Pottawatomie Co. from Brownsville, Tex., in June, but both were reared in the county.
Survivors are the parents and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. RUSCHE and Mr. and Mrs. J.S. ROBINSON of Edmond.


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Tuesday, December 12, 1944

Miller Services To Be Wednesday
Funeral services for Walter MILLER, 66, who died at his home, 1404 North Draper, Friday afternoon, will be held in the Gaskill chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Rev. E.S. HOWELL will conduct the services and burial will be in Fairview cemetery.
Bearers will be E.P. BRASIEL, Cecil PINKSTON, Clarence DAVIS, Jack FORRESTER, Byrd WOOD, and Loyce LAMB.
This Family Researched by Verla Pinkerton


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Tuesday, December 12, 1944

Tecumseh Infant Succumbs Sunday
Darla Kaye HEY, daughter of Pvt. and Mrs. Lester J. Hey, Tecumseh, was born at 8 p.m. Sunday in a Shawnee hospital and died five minutes later.
Survivors other than the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.E. HEY and Mr. and Mrs. A.J. MARTIN, all of Tecumseh
Funeral services with Cooper's in charge, are incomplete, pending the arrival of the father, who is stationed at Fort Ord, Calif.


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Tuesday, December 12, 1944

Death Claims City Woman
Mrs. Ella WRIGHT, 84, 207 South McKinley, who apparently had died in her sleep, was found Monday at 6 p.m. by a neighbor, Mrs. Cleve HOLT.
Mrs. Wright had been at church services at the Church of God Sunday night, apparently in good health, neighbors said.
Mrs. Wright leaves one daughter, Mrs. O.G. ROSE of Fransis, who arrives in the morning. Funeral services, with Gaskill's in charge, are pending her arrival.


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Tuesday, December 12, 1944

Vital Statistics
Marriage Licenses
Donald Corbitt MURK, 27, ,Oklahoma City, and Estelle Cordelia SMITH, 21, Oklahoma City
Malcolm Henry MCCOLLUM, 22, Norman, and Olita BURROWS, 21, Shawnee.
Lloyd Frederick SIMMONS, 22, Hampton, Minn., and Doris June HILL, 18, Shawnee.
Bernie D. BROOKS, 23, Heavener, and Lilliam I. BAILES, 25, Konawas.
Jays KEESEE, 66, Oklahoma City, and Sallie HAYWOOD, 45, Shawnee. Divorces Filed
Fred F. SILER vs Viola SILER
Janice Lee TARRANCE vs Charles TARRANCE.


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Tuesday, December 12, 1944

Accident Fatal To Konawa Sailor
The second sailor on overseas leave to become a traffic fatality in this area in less that a week, S 1-c Andrew W. PORTER, 19, of Konawa, died Saturday morning when an automobile he was drving crashed over a 12-foot embankment to strike a concrete retaining wall of a bridge on Highway 99.
The crash occurred southeast of Konawa. Seaman Porter was alone in the car. He was killed instantly.
He was on leave from a shipyard and repair base at San Pedro, Calif. following assignment after his return from sea duty.
Porter was the son of Jess Porter, Konawa Indian, and his sister, Betty, was the first Seminole Indian girl to join the W.A.C.
The other sailor to lose his life in a traffic accident was S 2-c Pat JENKINS of Wetumka, who was killed last Sunday when his car sideswiped another and crashed into the bank of a stream near Holdenville.


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Tuesday, December 12, 1944

Miller Succumbs At Home
Walter MILLER, 66, a retired pipe line employe, died Friday at his home, 1404 North Draper.
Miller moved to Shawneein 1937 from Bristow and has resided here since that time.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Miller, of the residence; two sons, Earl Miller of Shawnee and Dale Miller of Richmond, Calif.; and two daughters, Mrs. Hazel PRICKETT of Richmond, Calif. and Mrs. Leona WEBB of Tecumseh.
Funeral arrangements will be announced late by Gaskill's. This family researched by Verla Pinkerton


Beckham County: The Beckham County Democrate, Thursday, December 14, 1944

AAF Hero's Medals Presented to Mother
Mother of an AAF turret gunner killed in combat over Rumania, Mrs. French MORGAN, route 3, Erick, is presented the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Silver Star in a special retreat ceremony at the Altus, Okla., Army Air Field.Col Henry R. BAXTER, commanding officer, makes the presentation of the decorations which were posthumously awarded to Staff Sgt. Billy W. MORGAN, who heroically died at his guns in a B-24 Liberator.

Alfalfa County: Helena News, Thursday, January 25, 1945

Date of article unknown
Frank ECKES died 25 January 1945, in Helena, Alfalfa Co., OK.
Frank Eckes Dies Thursday Noon After Long Illness
Frank Eckes, manager of the Helena Telephone Exchange the past eight years, passed away at his home here at noon Thursday, Jan. 25, after a lengthy illness.
Survivors include his wife of the home, his aged mother Mrs. Mary Eckes and his brother Chas. Eckes of Tulsa, his sister Mrs. Minnie KOST of Beardstown, Ill., and other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H.F. Brawley, Methodist minister, Sunday afternoon at the Helena Christian church. Rev. H.C. Lamb, Thomas Palmer and members of the Helena Masonic lodge assisted in the service. Burial was in Good Hope cemetery with Cordray & Sons in charge.
Hymns were sung at the service by Mesdames G.G. HARRIS, L.S. REDMAN, Web GLIDEWELL and Glen CASTLE and Messrs. D.S. VANWYE, Ray MURRAY, Everett GALER and F. I. BONHAM, to piano accompaniment by Miss Lorene FORD.
Out-of-town relatives attending last rites were Mrs. Mary Eckes and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Eckes of Tulsa, and E.R. Murray of Grimes, Ia., brother-in-law of Mrs. Frank Eckes.
Submitted by: Gay Eckes gdeckes@ix.netcom.com


Nowata County: Nowata Daily Star, Tuesday, March 6, 1945

Wounds Fatal for City Man
Cpl. Ralph V. FLANAGAN of Nowata died in Holland, February 25, as a result of wounds, received in action in Germany, it was learned here today. A war dept. telegram did not describe the action in which the city soldier died.
FLANAGAN entered the service in December 1939, and took his training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He went overseas in November 1944.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Betty Jo and his daughter, Judith Ann, include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. FLANAGAN who live north of the city.
It was announced yesterday that FLANAGAN had been awarded the bronze star medal for heroic achievement in combat.
His wife and daughter have been living in the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. TAYLOR of Nowata.
Submitted and Researched by Janet Lynn  Janet@ionet.net


Adair County: Westville Record, Friday, March 23, 1945

BRIGHT MORRIS, FOWLER, PARKHURST, BEAVER Mrs. Gatsy Bright Morris, born February 5, 1868 near Baron, I.T., died March 14, 1945 after a long illness at her home in Westville.
She is survived by her husband Mr. C. G. Morris, 3 daughters, Mrs. Ella Fowler, Mrs. Artie Parkhurst and Mrs. Sadie Beaver and a step-son, Mr. Nick Morris.
Burial was under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. Service was held Sunday, March 18, at Baptist Mission church, with Rev. J.C. Morris officiating. Interment was at Baptist Mission Cemetery.
Submitted by: Wanda Morris Elliott jwdre@intellex.com


McCurtain County: Idabel, Wednesday, April 11, 1945

Ben VIRGIN, Jr., Is Not Killed
The war department release reporting Sgt. Ben VIRGIN, Jr., dead in action last week was erroneous, according to a letter from his mother, Mrs. Velma VIRGIN, formerly of Golden and now of Wichita Falls, Tex.
Sgt. VIRGIN'S name was included in a casualty list released to the press last week. He was wounded, however, and has been decorated with the Purple Heart, an Oak Leaf Cluster and the Bronze Star. He wears stars for four major campaigns. He is serving in the European theater of war. A letter to his mother last Saturday stated that he is well and is back on duty.
Submitted by: Christine Stotzer  sctot@sc-durant.com


McCurtain County: Idabel, Wednesday, April 11, 1945

ARNETT Dies (April 7, 1945)
Funeral is held Monday Afternoon James Samuel ARNETT, 50, died at his home in Idabel at 11:30 p.m. Saturday of a heart ailment. He had been in ill health for several months.
Born September 30, 1894, in Texas, he had resided in this community 30 years, moving from Texas. He was a retired farmer and a member of the American Legion and the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ida ARNETT, Idabel; three daughters, Misses Lillian, Rachel, and Mildred ARNETT; one brother, Judge Geo. T. ARNETT, Idabel, and two sisters, Miss Jessye ARNETT and Mrs. O. G. HAMIL, both of Idabel.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Coffey funeral home with Rev. W. W. Starnes officiating. Interment was in Denison Cemetery.
Pallbearers were E. P. SNEAD, Harold STEVENSON, E. E. COCHRAN, John MORELAND, Guy R. OLD and J. M. CRAIG. Earl MAYS, Pat LAWSON, C. E. BOLLINGER and Miss Margaret STAMPS accompanied by Mrs. J. R. WATERS, sang "Where We'll Never Grow Old," "Shall We Gather at the River" and "Rock of Ages."
The McCurtain county department of public welfare was closed during the funeral.
Christine's Note: (J. Samuel Arnett was married to my aunt Lucy Boone. Lillian, Mildred, and Rachel are my cousins.) (Jessye Arnett worked for the public welfare office, so I assume that is why it closed for this funeral).
Submitted by: Christine Stotzer  sctot@sc-durant.com


Garvin County: Pauls Valley Enterprise, Tuesday, May 1, 1945

Sgt. Chris BURNETT son of Mr.and Mrs Joe BURNETT of Scoby-Enlisted in the army in January of 1942.


Oklahoma County: The Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday, May 1, 1945

John Marshall THOMAS, 69, of 1011 N Everest, died Monday at his home after a five-month illness.
Early-day state man, he settled in Moral as a youth in 1895. From 1910 until 1937 he operated a machine and repair shop in Okemah, and later in Binger. Since 1940 he had lived in Oklahoma City. He was a member of the aptist church and the I.O.O.F.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Agnes; three sons, Sidney O, Harvey, LA; James L and Eugen W, Edmond; two daughters, Mrs Effie O COOK, 1017 N Everest and Mrs Eva BENNETT, home address; a brother Frank, Wynona; four sisters, Mrs Eliza Phillips, Bristow, Mrs Sarah E Parker, East St Louis,Ill, Mrs Annie EVANS, Tulsa, and Mrs Alice BESS, West Point, MO; and 12 grandchildren.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Smith and Kernke funeral home with burial in Memorial Park.
Submitted by Peggy Thomas Villanueva dlzj71a@prodigy.com


McCurtain County: Idabel, Thursday, September 6, 1945

Clara FLANAGIN, 55, widow of the late Carl FLANAGIN, died at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Saint Anthony hospital in Oklahoma City. She had been rushed to the hospital Friday with a tetanus infection in a leg wound suffered recently at her home.
Born June 20, 1890, in Arkansas, she had resided in this community for almost 30 years. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Presbyterian church with the Rev. R. R. Craig, pastor, officiating. Music was under the direction of Miss Geneva ?.
Interment was in the Broken Bow cemetery under the direction of the Coffey funeral home. Bearers were Joe HOUGH, Jim TOUCHSTONE, Clarence LANE, Dennis BEE-ON, Jack CURRENCE and Milt LAMBERT.
She is survived by two sons, Claude W. FLANAGIN, Broken Bow, and Shelby R. FLANAGIN, Madill; one daughter, Mrs. G. B. HALLMARK, Oklahoma City; one brother, S. K. ROBINSON, Ada; one sister, Mrs. Clyde WOOD, Durant; and one grandchild.
Submitted by: Christine Stotzer  sctot@sc-durant.com


Adair County: Westville Record, Friday, October 5, 1945

PATTERSON Mr. Oscar C. Patterson was born July 23, 1876 at Olan, North Carolina. His parents moved near Cane Hill, Arkansas, where Mr. Patterson was reared and educated. He moved to the Westville community in 1920 and spent the remainder of his life here.
His profession was farming and his farm located three miles north of town was recognized as the most up-to date farm in this section of the state. He sold his farm a year ago and had retired, purchasing a home in Westville.
Death came at City Hospital at Fayetteville, Arkansas, 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Alpha Patterson, five brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Hall of Stilwell, officiating. He was laid to rest in the Dutch Mills Cemetery.


McCurtain County: McCurtain Gazette, Wednesday, October 24, 1945

Joseph Earnest HENDON, 80, well-known Idabel citizen died at his home of a heart ailment at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. he had been in ill health for a number of years, but he had been bedfast only since last Thursday.
Rev. HENDON was born in Jasper, Ala. August 14, 1865, but moved to Oklahoma at an early age. He moved to Haworth from Oklahoma City in 1914 and operated a lumber yard there until 1923 when he moved to Idabel. He was a bookkeeper for the sheriff for some time and was a contractor. he was ordained a minister of the Methodist church in 1915 and had organized Sunday school classes and preached over most of this county, never for remuneration. He was a member of the Methodist church and a Master Mason.
He married the former Mrs. Mecca SHELTON, who is remembered as a teacher in the Haworth school system in 1915.
She survives him as do four daughters, Mrs. W.M. LONSWAY, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Tom CROW, San Antonio, Tex.; Mrs. A.R. KIRCHNER, Oklahoma City; and Mrs. Lucille RAINEY, Galveston. Tex.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Cliff MILLER, Denver, Colo.; one brother, B.B. HENDON, Dustin; one sister, Mrs. Lucy COYLE, Waco, Tex.; 16 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Idabel Methodist church with Rev. Thomas E. WEBB, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. R.R. CRAIG, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Interment was in Denison cemetery under direction of Coffey funeral home..
This Family Researched by Swmntchr@aol.com


McCurtain County: McCurtain Gazette, Wednesday, October 24, 1945

Rev. WEBB Is Reassigned To Idabel Church
Rev. Thomas E. WEBB was reappointed to the Idabel pastorate Sunday at the East Central annual conference of the Methodist church in Tulsa.
Rev. WEBB, who has just concluded his fourth year in Idabel, is well known in both religious and civic circles in the Idabel area, being active in all church affairs, in civic organizations and in all matters for community betterment.
Mrs. WEBB is equally well-known among the women of Idabel, being an active church worker.
Other appointments read Sunday included:
J.C. CURRY, appointed Durant district superintendent.
Dr. R.T. BLACKBURN was reassigned to the Broken church. One of the best-known Oklahoma ministers, he has been at the Durant First church for the past two years, previously being Durant district superintendent for almost three terms. He has been in this district 17 years.
Rev. Charles A. HOLCOMB was assigned to the Eagletown church, replacing Tom DAVIS, who served there during the past year. Robert E. LEE, Idabel, was reassigned to the Harris circuit.
W.F. TRIPLET was assigned to the Haworth circuit, replacing Rev. C.B. DAVIS, who was assigned to Bokchite after the year at Haworth.
William T. TEMPLIN was assigned to Valliant-Fort Towson. C.T. DAVIS was assigned to Wright City from Wapanuka, replacing W.R. BREWER, who is taking a sabbatical year.
W.B. HUBBELL was reassigned to Smithville.
A.J. HAMILTON, former Broken bow pastor, was reassigned for his second year at Antlers.
Rev. John R. WEBB, son of Rev. and Mrs. Thomas E. WEBB, completed his fifth year at Okemah and was assigned to the Heavener church.


McCurtain County: McCurtain Gazette, Wednesday, October 24, 1945

Rev. E.D. MILLER Resigns Post Hugo, Oct. 24--
The Rev. E.D. MILLER has resigned as superintendent of the Goodland Indian school near Hugo, after 15 years in that position, and has left with his family to spend several months in Roswell, N.M. The Rev. Coleman LUCK, former pastor of the Presbyterian church in Marietta and more recently assistant superintendent of the Indian school here, has been named to succeed MILLER.


McCurtain County: McCurtain Gazette, Wednesday, October 24, 1945

Military Rites Are Held For Car Victim
Timothy JEFFERSON, 32, Idabel, died at 1:30 p.m. October 13, at Vancouver, Wash. of injuries received in a car accident.
He was born in Idabel December 28, 1912, and was reared in this community. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and was stationed at the Portland, Ore. naval base at the time of his death.
He married the former Miss Norman BROWN October 20, 1934.
He is survived by his widow; mother, Mrs. Nicey SHAW, Idabel, route 1; one brother, Juluis Barney, Portland, Ore; two sisters, Mrs. Salina JESSE, Broken Bow; and Mrs. Rosa WILLISTON, Idabel, route 1.
Military funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Idabel Presbyterian church with Rev. R.R. CRAIG, pastor and a veteran of World War I, officiating. He was assisted by Chaplain Fred MCPHERSON, Camp Maxey. Singers were Miss Grace LOUDERMILK, Mrs. W.E. COLLIER, Mrs. Robert MARTIN, Mrs. Frank LeGRANDE, and Miss Ethel LEGRANDE, accompanied by Miss Geneva HADDOCK. The coffin was draped in a flag at the church and also at the American Legion plot at Denison cemetery. Chaplain MCPHERSON gave the graveside service and Rev. CRAIG the benediction. A bulger from Camp Maxey played "Taps" and an eight-man firing squad fired the three volleys. The flag was at half mast during the services for the first veteran of World War II to be buried in the Legion plot.
Bearers were veterans of the armed forces, H.S. ROWLAND, Lee WEAVER and B.H. MCGOVERN, navy veterans, and Billie LAWRENCE, Roy ROWLAND, and Grover DANIELS, army veterans, and Jimmie Lee KING, navy veteran, alternate.
Interment was under direction of Wilson funeral home, and military rites were arranged by C.H. HOTTENSTEIN and J.G. HENDRIX of the local Legion post.


McCurtain County: McCurtain Gazette, Wednesday, October 24, 1945

A.H. LATIMER Critically Ill
A.H. LATIMER, pioneer resident of Idabel, is critically ill at his home in Oak Lawn addition. Mrs. LATIMER, who is also ill, is reposted to be improving.
Mrs. J.S. BROOKS, of Chickasha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LATIMER is at their bedside.


McCurtain County: McCurtain Gazette, Wednesday, October 24, 1945

General SMITH Dies Sunday At Broken Bow Home
General SMITH, 76, died at his home at Broken Bow at 12:25 p.m. Sunday of a stroke.
Born in Kansas City September 5, 1869, he had resided in the community 40 years, moving from Arkansas. He was a Mason.
Survivors include six sons, Clifford SMITH of Tulsa; Noah, Ira and Billy J. SMITH all of Broken Bow; Allie SMITH, Garnet, Kan. and Ora SMITH, Conway, Ark., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Broken Bow Baptist church with Rev. John SMITH officiating.
Interment was in Crown Hill cemetery under direction of Coffey funeral home.


McCurtain County: McCurtain Gazette, Wednesday, October 24, 1945

Will Nat ALLEN Gets Release
T-Sgt. Will Nat ALLEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.O. ALLEN, Idabel, received his discharge at Camp Chaffee Saturday after three years and four months in the army and 19 months in Africa, France, Germany, Holland and Belgium. With the criminal investigation branch, he received the Good Conduct medal, the EAME ribbon with four battle stars and a meritorious service plaque. He was a deputy sheriff under Joe HOUGH for two years and was working for DuPont at Pryor when he entered service.


McCurtain County: McCurtain Gazette, Wednesday, October 24, 1945

Mrs. TOLLESON To Meet Husband
Mrs. Wayne A. TOLLESON, secretary at Coffey funeral home for the past two months, resigned today to leave for Pauls Valley where she will meet her husband, Wayne A. TOLLESON, PhMic. TOLLESON, a veteran of four years and two months in the navy, is expecting a discharge this weekend.


McCurtain County: McCurtain Gazette, Wednesday, October 24, 1945

Two County Men Dock In East
Two McCurtain county residents are due on the east coast this week, according to an army announcement over the weekend: Pfc. Frank L. EPPLER, Broken Bow, is aboard the SS Thaddeus Kosciusko, due in Boston today.(Wednesday) T-5 Tandie COLE, Tom , was aboard the SS Sea Scamp which docked at Newport News Thursday.

  Adair County: Westville Record, Friday, November 16, 1945

Mrs. Susan KELLEY was born March 9, 1860, and died Nov. 9, 1945 at the age of 85 years 8 months. She was born in Adair County and married to John D. Kelley who preceeded her in death in 1944. To this union were born seven children, three of which have passed on.
She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Charley of Westville and Jewel of Chewey, two daughters, Tenzy HAZE of Wichita, Kansas, and Mary DAVIS of Carden, Okla., 32 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, three brothers, three sisters and a host of friends.
Burial Services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Westville Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E.E. MCDONALD of Westville.
Submitted by: Wanda Morris Elliott jwdre@intellex.com


Garvin County: Pauls Valley Enterprise, Thursday, November 22, 1945

W.H. BURNETT died, his brothers are Joe BURNETT and Logan BURNETT of Cross Roads.


Adair County: Westville Record, Friday, November 23, 1945

Mr. J.H. WELCHEL passed away at 4:25 Tuesday afternoon at his home after several weeks illness. Funeral services were held at Roberts Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2:30. Burial was in the Westville cemetery.
Mr. Welchel is survived by his widow and eight children: Mrs. S.D. MCCALEB, Vinita, Mrs. J.A. VOGEL and Mrs. J.J. DRIESBACH of Muskogee, Mr. J.D. Welchel of Tulsa, Bertha JORDAN now in Germany. Ruby Welchel of Dallas, Texas, Earl Welchel and Mrs. Farris CABE of Westville, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


Cleveland County: The Lexington Sun, Thursday, December 6, 1945

Lexington Sun Funeral Services Held Tuesday Last For Mrs. MCNUTT
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Corbett Baptist church for Mrs. Mertie CERZELL McNUTT, 56, who died at her home in Lexington Sunday.
Mrs. McNUTT was born August 28, 1889 in Texas and moved to Oklahoma at the age of nine. She spent her early life in Corbett. She was a member of the Corbett Baptist Church for the past 20 years. Mrs. McNUTT is survived by her husband, William R. McNUTT of the home address; seven daughters, Mrs. Edith INGLE, Mrs. Earl EVANS, Mrs. Eula HENRY, Mrs. Fau WILHITE, Mrs. Bela JONES, Miss Aroma McNUTT, and Miss Helen McNUTT; and six sons, Curgus, Lowell, Elmer, Ellis, Ray and Doyle. She is also survived by one brother, Chessie STONE of Lexington, 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. One infant son preceded Mrs. McNUTT in death.
Rev. J.W. WILSON and Rev. Sam RUSSELL of Purcell officiated. Serving as pallbearers were John WHITE, Cecil BURNETT, Clovis MAYS, Onis STOVALL, Floyd GREEN and George SLAVIN. Arrangements were made by the Yoakum Funeral Home, Purcell and interment held at the Corbett Cemetery.
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Cleveland County: The Lexington Sun, Thursday, December 6, 1945

Willow View News by Trula THOMPSON
Mrs. Vernall HENRY and son Pat spent the week-end with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Hugh BAUM.

Mrs. Jonce GARNER was taken to the St. Anthony Hospital Tuesday for an operation.

Margie COLEMAN spent the week-end with her parents Mr. and Mrs. O.C. COLEMAN.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred GARNER visited Mr. and Mrs. Jonce GARNER Monday.

Baily THOMPSON visited Donald BAUM Saturday Evening.

Joe BLAIR spent Sunday with Doyle COLEMAN.


Cleveland County: The Lexington Sun, Thursday, December 6, 1945

Willow View by Trula THOMPSON

Bobby MOODY was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital Sunday afternoon for an appendecitis(sic) operation whick was performed at 6:00 o'clock Sunday evening.

Those visiting Mr. and Mrs. W.T. THOMPSON and son Baily were Mrs. J.A. SMITH and children and Mrs. Margie WALKER of Norman, Sarah Ann JOHNSON of Oklahoma City, Ruby DANIEL and R.L. VANWINKLE.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil BLAIR who had not heard from their son, Raymond since August received a letter this week saying he was in Shanghai, China.


Cleveland County: The Lexington Sun, Thursday, December 6, 1945

Lone Star News by Frances BRADSHAW

Mr. and Mrs. C.G. CURRIE announce the birth of a grandson born to their daughter, Cpl. and Mrs. Pal KOMK in the Purcell Clinic. They have chosen Paul Jr. for the name.

Pvt. Robert POE of California is here on a furlough to visit his parents Mr. and Mrs. N.B. POE.

Mr. and Mrs. GRILLY and family attended the funeral in Oklahoma City Monday of her brother.


Cleveland County: The Lexington Sun, Thursday, December 6, 1945

Lone Star News by France BRADSHAW

The Friendly Star Club ladies entertained their husbands and their families Thursday night with supper. After which they served ice cream and cake. those present were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew OLSON and son; Mr. and Mrs. N.B. POE and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Vic OLSON; Mr. and Mrs. G.W. CLOPTON; Mr. and Mrs. Bill CURRIE; Mr. and Mrs. Johnny TAYLOR; Mr. and Mrs. H.C. BRADSHAW and daughters; Mrs. Anna ROSS; Mr. and Mrs. Iaum ROSS and son; Mr. and Mrs. Sam WOMACK and children; Mr. and Mrs. Howard ONEAL and sons; Mrs. Bill FARROW and daughters; Mr. and Mrs. John MCKAY; Lillian CURRIE; Mr. and Mrs. Rex THIMBLE and sons.


Cleveland County: The Lexington Sun, Thursday, December 6, 1945

J.T. DILLARD Celebrates His 76th Birthday J.T. DILLARD Celebrated his 76th at a dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. Roy SHERMAN. His three sons, Rube, Buck and John and three of his five daughters, Ruth, Aline, and Lois were present. One daughter, Camay lives in San Bernardino, Calif; the other, Lucille resides in Mountain Plains, N.J. Also present were Mrs. BILLARD'S brother and sister, Tertius AUSTIN and Mrs. Perry GODFREY, both of Columbus, Mississippi.


Cleveland County: The Lexington Sun, Thursday, December 6, 1945

Mrs. Roy SHERMAN, Rural and Club Hostess. Mrs. C.H. SHERMAN, hostess to the Good Neighbor Sunshine Club, with nine members present and Mrs. W.F. BRIDWELL and Mrs. Willie HARRYMAN became new members. Officers were elected: Mrs. O.P. LAMBERT, president; Mrs. Willie HARRYMAN, Vice president; Mrs. George CARPENTER, Treasurer; Mrs. Clate SHERMAN, Secretary.

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