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Dewey County: Taloga Advocate, Thursday, January 10, 1946
Charley Edwin RUBLE, son of Thomas P. and Anna RUBLE, was born January 1st, 1867, and died January 3rd, 1946, age 79 years, 2 days. Born on a farm 3 miles south of Bruceville, Indiana.
In 1886 he moved with his parents to Avilla, Kansas, and lived there until the opening of Cheyenne & Arapaho Country in 1892 and he came to Dewey County, Oklahoma and settled on a claim 1 ½ miles southeast of Taloga and proved same up.
In 1901 he was married to Margaret Ollie HILDEBRAND, who passed away in April 1935. He sold the farm and lived in numerous places but settled in Weatherford, Oklahoma where he died. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He was one of the organizers of the Taloga Church in January 1893. He was an invalid of the last three years of his life.
He leaves to mourn his loss, one brother, James E. RUBLE of Taloga, Oklahoma and several nieces and nephews.
Nelda Rowland nrowland@sdcoe.k12.ca.us


Haskell County: Stigler-Haskell County Tribune, Thursday, February 7, 1946
Allison David REYNOLDS of Brooken died February 4, 1946.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Pearl BENTON, of Brooken, and one son, Doc REYNOLDS, of California.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 6, at 4:00, burial in the Whitefield cemetery with Jev. J. R. SHAW officiating.
Submitted by: David Franklin Reynolds daver@teleport.com


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Friday, July 19, 1946
Services Pending For Hurd, Retired Postal Employee
Robert M. HURD, 70, retired mail carrier and postal clerk, died Thursday at 8:20 a.m. of a cerebral hemmorrhage suffered at his home Wednesday night. Funeral services are pending the arrival of his two children who are in California.
Hurd, a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, Shawnee Masonic Lodge and the I.O.O.F moved to this county in 1903 from Gainesville, Texas and settled in the Trousdale community. and continued there until 1918, when he came to Shawnee and was employed as a clerk in the post office here until his retirement in 1941. Hurd had been in failing health for the past six months.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Hurd of the family home; six sons, William Hurd of Wellington, TX, Claud and Cecil Hurd of Oklahoma City, Earl Hurd of Shawnee, Lloyd D. Hurd of the Navy stationed at Oakland California, and Robert M. Hurd Jr of the home address. Five daughters, Mrs Eva WITT and Mrs. Edith BURNS of Shawnee, Mrs Rosa HIGHT of Muskogee, Mrs. Irene MACKEY of McAlester, Mrs Lorene WAREN of Richmond, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. E. L. MCDONALD of Tecumseh, Mrs. J. F. MASK, and Mrs. W. A. MCGEEHEE of Gainesville. TX; Two brothers, M. Hurd of Oakland California,; Walter Hurd of Woodward, OK; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Roesch Brothers are in charge of Arrangements.
Contributed by Nalora Burns vashti@theshop.net


Marshall County: Madill Record, Thursday, October 24, 1946
Funeral services for Roy D. STONE, Madill abstracter for many years were conducted from the Wattts chapel here at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Mr. STONE had been in ill heath for about five years, and had retired from active business more then three years ago.
His condition had grown gradually worse, and no hope was held for his recovery. He had undergone several operations. Friday morning, he ended his life with a bullet through his head.
Mr. STONE was born in Mangum July 13, 1891. He came to Madill about 30 years ago and was employed in the county clerk's office. Later he left here, but returned in 1935 to enter the abstractin business. He establised the Pioneer abstract company here, but sold out to Winston Smith about a year and half ago.when his health became so bad that he could not continue his work. He was a veteran of the first World War.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs Cordella MOON, two daughers, Miss Margaret Kay STONE and Mrs Naomi Bess KEELER, both of Oklahoma City; four step-children, Mansford MOON and Mrs. Verna REID of Madill, Mrs Cordella May VANDERPOOL and Tom MOON, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Nora GLOVER, Ada, and Mrs. Cora TAYLOR, Walters; two brothers Dewey STONE, Waurika, and Bill STONE, Tulsa, and six grandchildren.
The funeral services Monday were conducted by L.E.CARPENTER, minister of the Church of Christ, assisted by the Rev. R.B. SPIVEY; Burial was in the Madill-Legon Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Winston SMITH, Fred BLALOCK, Jake JONES, H.J. HARTIN, Dr. P.L. RICE, Harmon SPICER, Joe ISBELL and C.A. HARDEE.
Cathy Phillips CraftyCathyC7@aol.com


Oklahoma County: The Oklahoma County Recorder, Thursday, November 14, 1946
Daily Jots, Weekly news
Mrs. Emma LIVELY, Mr. Earl Lively, Mr. Herbert Lively and son, all of Texas, Mrs. WILMOUTH and Children of Oklahoma City were Friday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Will LOVELL. Mrs Lively remained in Luther to be with her brother, Mr. Lovell, who is very ill.
Submitted by Nalora Burns vashti@theshop.net


Oklahoma County: The Oklahoma County Recorder, Wednesday, November 20, 1946
W. E. LOVELL, 80, Luther, dies after a long illness.
William Edward Lovell was born in Miami County, Kansas on November 1, 1866, and passed away at his home in Luther, November 13, 1946.
He moved with his family to this community forty-nine years ago.
Those who survive are his wife, Bessie HAMILTON LOVELL, a daughter, Mrs. Ethel VORELL, a son, Ross W. LOVELL, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Four sisters, Mrs. Emma LIVELY, Mrs. Permelia WIGGINS, Mrs. Ida HIBBARD, Mrs. Laura CLARK, and a brother, Frank LOVELL.
Services were conducted at the Baggerly Funeral Chapel in Edmond at 2 pm with the Reverend Reece of the Edmond First Christian Church officiating. Interment was made at the Luther Cemetary with the reverend Otis Spriggs conducting the committal service.
(there was also a card of thanks below signed only: The W. E. Lovell Family)
Submitted by Nalora Burns vashti@theshop.net


Custer County: The Weatherford News, Thursday, February 13, 1947
Mrs. Sarah A PORTER, 70, wife of E. C. PORTER, died shortly after noon Tuesday at the Emergency hospital after an illness of four weeks. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. Thursday (today) from the Lockstone funeral home  with Rev. George BAKER, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery.
A long time resident of Weatherford, Mrs. PORTER, for many years was active In the business affairs of this community.  She was engaged in the cafe business here as owner and operator for years, her first experience in this line dating back to the early days of the town's history. As an early resident, Mrs PORTER made her home here continuously except for nine years spent in Texas. Mr. and Mrs. PORTER returned to Weatherford two years ago in August. She was born at Cove, Arkansas October 30, 1876. She became ill four weeks ago and had been in the hospital for two weeks.
Surviving her are her husband, E. C.PORTER, of Weatherford, two sons, Earl CLARK, of Weatherford and Fred CLARK, south of Hydro, a granddaughter Joyce CLARK,Chicago, Ill. Two brothers and one sister, Grover BELL and Tom BELL and Mrs. Jack ALLEN,of Mena, Arkansas.
Submitted by Nelda Rowland nrowland@sdcoe.k12.ca.us


Logan County: Cimarron Valley Clipper, Coyle, Thursday, February 27, 1947
Funeral services for Mrs. J.T. DISNEY were held Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church with the Rev. J.W. COATES of Oklahoma City officiating.
Mrs. DISNEY has lived in or near Coyle for forty-seven years and was well known through out the community. She was a member of the Christian church here for many years. Burial was at the Guthrie cemetery.
Survivors are six sons, Alroye DISNEY, Coyle; Verne DISNEY, Napa, Calif.; Carl DISNEY, Hayward, Calif.; Dwight DISNEY, Los Angeles, Calif.; James DISNEY, San Pablo, Calif.; and Wilbur DISNEY, Redwood, Calif. and one daughter, Mrs. Tom MOORIS of Guthrie.
This Family is being Researched by: Leona Headley  lheadley@cottagesoft.com


Logan County: Cimarron Valley Clipper, Coyle, Thursday, February 27, 1947
Funeral Services Are Held For Coyle Youth
Funeral Services were conducted Wednesday at the First Christian church for Delmar Larue PEPMILLER, 13, who died Sunday in the Guthrie hospital. R.T. GEORGE of the Assembly of God of Stillwater conducted the funeral services, and burial was made in Clark cemetery under the direction of Davis funeral home of Guthrie.
The youth was born August 22, 1933, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar PEPMILLER of route 1, Coyle. He was a member of the Assembly of God church.


Logan County: Cimarron Valley Clipper, Coyle, Thursday, February 27, 1947
Has 80th Birthday Jacob SHELLHAMMER, pioneer citizen of Coyle, celebrated his 80th birthday Tuesday.
SHELLHAMMER is widely known in this vicinity. He was formerly active in the fields of teaching and farming, and took an active part in many of the towns activies before retiring.
School Road Work Starts: Those contributing to the road fund are: Coyle School, $183.37; First National Bank, $25.00; Sanitary market, $25.00; John ECKMAN, $25.00; HILLERBY Supply, $25.00; Nona Fruin RICE, $25.00; Alta DOBSON,$25.00; John FRY, $25.00; and Larkin UPCHURCH, $25.00.


Logan County: Cimarron Valley Clipper, Coyle, Thursday, February 27, 1947
NEWSPAPER-TIDBIT Clipper To Become Eight Page Paper
Keeping with the newly initiated policy of The Cimarron Valley Clipper, the newspaper starting next week will enlarge to eight pages. Four of the pages will be devoted to local and surrounding area news and advertising while the other four pages will consist of syndicated material by some of the nation's foremost columnists. Among the new features added are the columns of Walter WINCHELL and Kathleen NORRIS. A full page of comics along with illustrated news pictures will also be published.


Logan County: Cimarron Valley Clipper, Coyle, Thursday, February 27, 1947
GOBLES Celebrate Golden Wedding
(Article containing large picture of the couple)
Mr. and Mrs. Dick GOBLE celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Sunday, Feb.23, at their home north of Coyle. Seventy-one relatives, including their 11 children and all but two of their grandchildren attended.
Mrs. GOBLE, who before her marriage was Maude BURNETT, was born in La Cygne, Kansas on August 11, 1877. Mr. GOBLE was born in Freeman, Missouri July 11, 1874. They were married at Mound City, Kansas in 1897 and came to Oklahoma in 1898.
Mr. GOBLE has taken and active part in building the city of Coyle. He built many of the sidewalks of Coyle, the city jail and the Amerada office. He has worked as a car salesman, in geneal merchandise business, building contractor and cotton buyer. He retired several years ago to his farm north of town. Mrs. GOBLE is the fourth member of a family of eight to celebrate their golden anniversay.
The 11 children and eight grandchildren of the GOBLES at the celebration were Mr. and Mrs. A.L. GOBLE of Mission, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Paul GOBLE, Shirley, Glenda, Jimmie and Mary Beth of Muskogee; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence CAPPS and Dennis of Huntington Park, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Orville G. CORDIS of Guthrie; Mr. and Mrs. John CRABTREE of Guthrie; Mr. and Mrs. C.W. COWAN, Carolyn and Maralyn of Guthrie; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn GOBLE and Danny of Coyle; Mr. and Mrs. E.H. SHAW of Coyle. Other relatives present were Mrs. Dora CADY of Parker, Kansas; Mrs. Arta MINER of Elsmore, Kansas; Mrs. Fred ZIMMERMAN of Parker, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. C.L. BURNETT of Cushing; Mr. and Mrs. W.H. CADY, Gene and Janice of Parker, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie BOTTRELL and Leona of Parker, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Walter McBRIDE, Cullen BURNETT and Harold BURNETT of Parker, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. V.L. MINNICH of Norman; Ray PAY PARMELEY of Long Beach, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. E. B. WARD, Gafe, Jean, and Leah of Stillwater; Mrs. Dixie Lee JORGENSEN of Austin, Texas; Mrs. and Mrs. Francis BRUCE and Donald of Kansas City, Kansas; Laura SCRUGGS of Parker, Kansas; Mrs. adn Mrs. G.N.GOBLE of Coyle; Mr. and Mrs. Harry MINNICH, Harriett, Charles, Katherine, and Velta Ann of Coyle; Mr. and Mrs. C.L. MINNICH of Coyle; Betty Jean and Donald James COYNE of Coyle. Friends calling in the afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Leonard TAYRIEN; Mr. and Mrs. J.P. DUNCAN Jr., Babette and Johnnie, all of Guthrie; Mr. and Mrs. Bert TRAVER Jr. of Tryon; the Rev. Harrie YOUNG of Enid;  and Mrs. E.A. ANNIS; Mr. and Mrs. Ermine LEWIS; Mr. and Mrs. Bert TRAVER Sr.; Mrs. H.L. ROBERTS; Mr. and Mrs. John FRY; Mr. and Mrs. R.J. GEPHART; Mrs.Agness Bell LEWIS; Mrs. Alta DOBSON and Mr. and Mrs. O.G. CORDIS, all of Coyle; Mr. adn Mrs. R.E. DAVIS, Bill DAVIS of Stillwater. Cake and punch was served to guests in the afternoon.


Greer County: Mangum Daily Star, Wednesday, April 23, 1947

Charles SMITH dies Today
Charles Grad SMITH, 16 died at 12 o'clock today noon at the home of his parents, 204 South Louisiana, Mangum. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 Thursday at the Eastview auditorium. Rev Jeff MOORE will officiate, assisted by Clarence GARRISON.
SMITH was born May 15, 1930, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Tom H. SMITH. He lived here all his life and was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include the parents, of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Wanda POTTER, Brinkman; Miss Geneva SMITH, of the home; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. T. P. GAMMILL, Carter, and Mrs. Joe SMITH, Mangum.
Interment will be in Jester cemetery, under direction of Greer Funeral home.
Submitted by: Wanda Nasg GOODE wngoode@infinitytx.net


Harmon County: Gould Democrat, Thursday, November 27, 1947

YOUNG Funeral services conducted Fhursday afternoon, Nov. 21, for Mrs. Maggie L. YOUNG, mother of Leman YOUNG of Gould, route #2 and Medford YOUNG of McQueen, from the Gould Church of Christ with Minister Earl R. BRECHEEN. Mrs. YOUNG, 66, died last Monday afternoon in her home southwest of Gould at 8 p.m., suddenly.
Mrs. YOUNG was born at Montague Co. Texas, Feb. 9, 1881 was a resident of Harmon Co. for the past 12 years.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Leona PARKER, Cutler, CA; Mrs. Sadie MANNINGS of Fresno, CA.; Mrs. Frank COST of Wheeler, Texas; Mrs. Zenia GAINES of Pampa, Texas; Mrs. Teenie COPE of Brawley, CA.: Five sons; Medford of McQueens; Leeman of Gould; Rex of Dallas; Thurston of Wheeler, Texas; Iman of Oregon. Other surviviors include three sister, 2 brothers, 25 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren.
Petty Funeral Home of Hollis in charge. Burial was in the Gould Cemetery.
This family Researched by Eunice M. Young emy@oregontrail.net


Kay County: Kaw City Democrate, Friday, November 28, 1947

Resident Of Kaw City Marion E. COMBS Dies.
Kaw City--- Funeral services for Marion E. COMBS, 76, will be held in the Assembly of God church at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. W. R. REDDOUT, pastor, officiating. Burial, under the direction of the Whitlock Sons funeral home, will be in the Grandview cemetery.
COMBS, who was born Feb. 15, 1871, in Iowa, came to this locality with his parents a number of years before the Cherokee Strip was opened to settlement and had lived here all his life since then. He was married to Miss Etta JONES in Newkirk on Dec. 13, 1925. In poor health for a number of years, COMBS had been bedfast for the past year and a half. He died Thanksgiving morning at his home.
Survivors include his wife, three sons, Merle, Jimmy and Alvin COMBS, four daughters, Mary, Loretta, Marie and Alice Faye COMBS, all of the home; two step-sons, Joe SMITH of Kaw City and Frank SMITH of Fort Jackson, S.C.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Paul ROBERTS of Cunningham, Kan.; a granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Minnie WAYMIRE of Wichita, Kan., and two brothers, Jess COMBS and Valley COMBS, both of Kaw City.
Extracted & Transcribed by Birdie (Totty) McNutt birdiemc@juno.com
Note: This is the son of Peter Anderson Combs and Kesiah LuAnna Lancaster Combs and my 3rd great uncle. which names his wife Etta Jones Combs. Vally(sic) Combs Is His Brother Valentine Combs Mentions Also His Bro Jesse Combs and sister Minnie.


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Tuesday, March 16, 1948

Mrs. Wright Dies At McCloud
Mrs Mary A. WRIGHT, 57, of McCloud, died at 7:45 pm Monday at her home.
A member of the Union Baptist Church, Mrs. Wright moved to McCloud six years ago from Butler, Ok., where she had lived most of her married life. Wright is employed at Tinker Field.
Survivors include the husband, J. R. Wright of the home address, six sons, Lewis, Dixie, J. R. Jr., Jess, and George; two daughters, Lula Mae and Evelyn; a brother, Otto Monk, McCloud; six sisters, Mrs. Grace ORNER, Washington D.C.; Mrs. Esther WALLING, Anthon, Iowa; Mrs. Minnie BICE, Storm Lake, Iowa; Mrs. Pearl ANDERSON, Correctionville, Iowa; Mrs. Hazel THOMPSON, Meridan, Iowa; and Mrs Velma VINSON, Anthon, Iowa and 12 grandchildren.
Roesch Brothers in in charge of arrangements.


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Tuesday, March 16, 1948

Rites Set For Mrs. MCDONALD, Tecumseh Resident
Last rites for Mrs. Lillie May McDonald, 69 Tecumseh resident since 1930 who died Sunday morning in an Oklahoma City Hospital, will be held at 2 pm today in the Church of Christ of Tecumseh. Doyle Banta, minister, will officiate, and burial will be at the Martin Hill cemetary east of Wanette. Mrs. McDonald's death followed an illness of four weeks, She has been in failing health for the past year.
She came to Oklahoma from Texas in 1905 and located near Chickasha, Two years later she moved to the Wanette area where she lived until moving to Tecumseh in 1930.
Survivors include five daughters,Mabel; Ola; Iva, Cleta, and Edna; a sister, Mrs Wille MCGEEHEE, a brother, Walter HURD; 17 grandchildren and 11 great Grandchildren.
Bearers will be Leslie YOUNG, Charlie WILLIS, Lloyd HACKETT, Ivan MILBURN, Bill RAGEN, and H. H. JUDY.
Coopers have charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Nalora Burns vashti@theshop.net


Kay County: The Ponca City News, Sunday, August 1, 1948

Mrs. COMBS Rites to be Held Today
Mrs. J. C. COMBS, 84, died shortly after midnight Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alva GINGERICH, 501 South Thirteenth street.
The Rev. P. T. Stanford will conduct funeral services Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the First Methodist church. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery under the direction of the Miles Funeral Home.
Last October, Mrs. COMBS fell at her home, 519 North Osage street and fractured her hip. After being hospitalized for six weeks, whe was dismissed to the home of her daughter.
Mrs. COMBS was born April 16, 1864, near Springfield, Ill. She received her early education there and moved with her parents to Fulton, Mo., where she was married on Sept. 16, 1882. They farmed near Fulton until 1905 when they moved to Ponca City. COMBS was employed by the Old Marland Oil Company. He died in 1938. Mrs. COMBS was a member of the Methodist church and the W.C.T.U.
Surviving her are a son, Ralph Combs of Tulsa, and three daughters, Mrs. Ray B. KIZER, Mrs. George WARREN and Mrs. GINGERICH all of Ponca City, and one brother, Tinsley HARDIN, also of this city. Fourteen grandchildren and seven great-granchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.
Two sons and her husband preceded her in death.
Extracted & Transcribed by Birdie (Totty) McNutt birdiemc@juno.com
Note: This is Sally Price HARDIN COMBS, wife of John Cuthbert COMBS of Ponca City was preceeded her in death. She is also the mother of the above Ed COMBS who was murdered in Ponca City, Okla.


Greer County: Granite Enterprise, Wednesday, August 18, 1948

Mrs. Walter V. Allen, Pioneer Granite Lady, Passes Away Friday
Funeral Services Held From Local Church Of Christ Monday
Mrs. Nancy Ann Litton Allen, wife of Walter V. ALLEN Of Granite, passed away Friday afternoon, August 13th at the family home following a short illness. Mrs. Allen had been in poor health for several years, however was up Friday morning and did her work about the home, and helped her husband with the work in the Allen's store.
She was born in Hickman County, Tennessee, January 11, 1886, and was 62 years seven months and two days at the time of her death. Nancy Ann LITTON was married to W. V. Allen in Hickman county, Tennessee on January 8, 1905 and the family moved to Greer county, Oklahoma in 1906. They have lived in and around Granite since that time. Mrs. Allen became a member of the Church of Christ at an early age and was a faithful member until the last few years, when falling health prevented her from taking an active part in church work. She was a loving wife and mother, and was loved and respected by all who knew her.
She leaves to mourn her passing five daughters and one son. They are: Mrs. J. B. PERRY, Granite; Mrs. Lawrence GRIFFITH, Mangum; Mrs. Luther FRENCH, Granite; Mrs. Leonard PRATT, Mangum; Mrs. Haskell BILBREY, Texhoma, and Lester ALLEN, Bakersfield, California. Four brothers and two sisters also survive. They are: C.M. LITTON, Granite; Henry LITTON, Granite; Brown Litton, South Gate, California; Haskell Litton, Lancaster, California; Mrs. Robert VAUGHAN, South Gate, California and Mrs. Clyde NEWMAN, Bell, California. Ten grandchildren are also among the survivors. All of the children and brothers and sisters were present for the last rites. Two sisters and three brothers and the mother and father precede Mrs. Allen in death.
Funeral rites were held at the local Church of Christ Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Bro. Mark McElhaney, Church of Christ minister from Oklahoma City, in charge. Interment was in the City Cemetery under the direction of the Irwin Funeral Home of Granite.
Pall bearers were: Elmer PICKERING, Hugh VAUGHAN, Arthur BOWMAN, Albert SANDERS, J. C. FORD, Sr., and Tillman TERRY.
Out of town relatives here for the last rites were: Mr. and Mrs. Tolbert Litton, Chickasha; Mr. and Mrs. James, DUNCAN; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd MCGAVOCK, Hobart; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar PRATT; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. SMITH and daughter, Mrs. Sam ALLENBAUGH, and Spence ALLEN, all of Oklahoma City, and Mr. and Mrs. Walton FRENCH....
Submitted by Donna Allen Niswonger


Bryan County: Caddo Herald , Friday, October 1, 1948

At the home of his son, Lee, in Caddo Tuesday morning early, Bob SIMMONS died after a short sickness. He was at his home south of town when taken suddenly in a worsened condition, and to the home of Lee Simmons, and died before medical aid could be had. Funeral arrangements await the arrival of his sons from California
Bob Simmons had lived in Caddo many years and was a well respected citizen.
Submitted by Nalora Burns vashti@theshop.net


Nowata County: Nowata Daily Star, Monday, January 31, 1949

Pioneer Oil Field Worker Succumbs
Funeral Wednesday John MCGRATH, 92, father of Mrs. F. A. FLANAGAN, north of Nowata, died early today in the Flanagan home, where he had made his home for the past 29 years.
McGRATH, an oil field worker, worked continuously for 67 years, and retired at the age of 87 years. He started working in the oil fields of Pennsylvania, later going to New York, Ohio, and Kansas before coming to Oklahoma. Rosary services will be conducted Tuesday at 8 pm in the Benjamin Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 9 am in St. Catherine's church with Father S. H. Kleman in charge; burial will be in the Caney, KS Cemetery.
Beside his wife who died in 1942. Survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. J. E. FLANAGAN, Hornell, NY and Mrs. George F. DAUGHERTY, Caney, KS; one son, John L. McGRATH, Delaware; 26 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. Six grandsons will be casket bearers.
Submitted and Researched by Janet Lynn   Janet@ionet.net


Marshall County: Madill Record, Friday, July 15, 1949

Funeral servicies for Charley VAUGHN, 79, will be held in the Apostolitic church in Ardmore Saturday at 3:30 p.m. He died Tuesday in his home in Ardmore. He had lived there for the past four years. Bro. Laborn TEAGUE will conduct the services. Burial will be at the Rosehill cemetery, Ardmore. Watts Funeral Home of Madill are in charge of arrangements. Mr. Vaughn had been an invalid for the past nine years. He lived in Marshall county, near Aylesworth most of his life.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Cora Ethel DUDLEY, Ardmore; two sons, Zet, who lives in California and J.B.; Camp Hood, Texas, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Submitters Note: Charley VAUGHN was born December 25, 1869. Charley married Mary Belle WILDER, Februrary 26, 1906, in Johnston County. Other children not listed in paper are Nithel and William Henry VAUGHN. Charley&rsquo parents were George Washington VAUGHN and Mexico. Brother and sisters: Becky, James Monroe, and William A. VAUGHN.
Submitted by: Trudy M. Marlow jmarlow@texoma.net
Genealogy: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/m/a/r/Trudy-M-Marlow/


Grady County: Rush Springs Gazette, Monday, September 19, 1949

Funeral services for Leslie ETTER of Phoenix, Arizona were held at the cemetery Friday afternoon with Rev. COWAN officiating.
  Leslie N ETTER was born March 6, 1893 in Jack County, Texas. He passed from this life in Phoenix, Arizona, September 18 1949 at the age of 56 years, 6 months, and 12 days.
He was united in marriage to Miss Jossie FITZPATRICK. To this union was born 7 children; Eva URSHEY of Tulsa; Eva (Iva) GREANEY of Weatherford; John ETTER of Marlow; Marie DOBBINS of Pampa, Texas; Mrs. Merill LEADBETTER of Wichita Falls, Texas, and 8 grandchildren survive his passing. Two brothers, W.E. ETTER of Fletcher; Edd ETTER of Ft. Worth, Texas; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alice BARNES of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Callie MOBLEY of Phoenix, Arizona also survives his passing.   Mr. ETTER was a former resident of Rush Springs.
Submitted By Margie Etter MEtter39@aol.com


Oklahoma County: The Luther Citizen, Thursday, April 20, 1950

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Lovell Services To Be In Luther
Services for Ross WIlliam LOVELL, 58, Luther dairyman, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Luther highschool auditorium under the direction of Baggerly funeral home, Edmond. Burial will be in Luther cemetery.
LOVELL was found shot to death Tuesday night in the milk house at his home. Fred FESLER, who works for LOVELL, was in one of the other buildings when he heard a shot. He rush to the milk house to find LOVELL on the floor with a 410 shotgun lying beside him.
He was still alive when FESLER got there but died seconds later without uttering a word. Blood was streaming from a wound in his left chest just above the heart.
Coroner G. C. VOREL, justice of the peace at Luther, turned in a verdict of death by self-inflicted wounds.
LOVELL was a member of the Luther school board. He was married at Luther in 1914 to Cecile COLE, and had lived on the farm at the edge of town since 1897. He was born in Osage City, Kan.
Survivors are his wife, Cecile, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Lucile MCALLISTER, Edmond, and Miss Mary Louise LOVELL, Tulsa; his mother, Mrs. William LOVELL, Luther, and one sister, Mrs. Ethel VOREL, Luther.
Submitted by Sharon McAllister 73372.1745@compuserve.com


Oklahoma County: The Luther Citizen, Thursday, April 27, 1950

Not labeled, but probably from The Luther Citizen, April 27, 1950:
Bessie, daughter of Alvin and Hannah HAMILTON, was born in Muncie, Ind., Feb. 19, 1870, and departed this life April 23, 1950, at Luther, Okla., at the age of 80 years, 2 months and 4 days.
She grew to womanhood in Osage County, Kans. At the age of 18 she married William E. LOVELL, and to this union was born a daughter, Ethel of Luther, and a son, Ross, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. LOVELL, with her family, moved to this community 52 years ago, and had resided here untl the time of her death.
The survivors are a daughter, Ethel VOREL, of Luther; a brother, Milt HAMILTON, of Vassar, Kans; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Submitted by Sharon McAllister 73372.1745@compuserve.com


Oklahoma County: The Luther Citizen, Thursday, April 27, 1950

Ross W. LOVELL, son of WIlliam and Bessie LOVELL, was born in Osage county, Kansas, August 28, 1890, and departed this life April 18, 1950, at the age of 59 years, 7 months and 21 days.
In 1898 he came to Oklahoma with his parents, settling on a farm near Luther, and had resided in this community until his death. Ross attended school at Luther and later spent two years at Central State College in Edmond, Okla., where he lettered in baseball and football. In early manhood he became a member of the First Christian Church in Luther.
On June 14, 1914, he was united in marriage with Cecile COLE and to this union were born 2 daughters, Lucille and Louise. Ross was an active farmer, stockman, and business man and served on the Luther School Board for the past 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Cecile; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lucille McALLISER of Edmond and Louise LOVELL of Tulsa; one graddaughter, Sharon McALLISTER; and his sister, Mrs. Ethel VOREL of Luther; other relatives and a great host of friends.
Submitted by Sharon McAllister 73372.1745@compuserve.com


Marshall County: Madill Record, Tuesday, May 30, 1950

Arlena MCADOO Services Are Held Tuesday, June 1, 1950
Funeral services were held Tuesday for Mrs. Arlena Lucindy McAdoo, she had lived in Marshall county for the past 52 years. Her husband, George McAdoo, died in 1922. Mrs. McAdoo was born February 10, 1867 and died May 29 following an illness of five weeks. Services were held in the Watts Memorial-Chapel with Bro.Armstrong of Kingston conducting the services. Doylen White and Opal Paregien were the singers and Mrs. Wendly Watts was the organist.
Mrs. McAdoo is survived by nine children, Everett McAdoo, Kingston; Elige McAdoo, Healdton; Suller McAdoo, Woodville; Mrs. Etna HIGGINS, Willis; Mrs Lizzie WALLACE, Willis; Mrs. Virgie WALLACE, Willis; Mrs. Jessie DICE, Willis, Mrs Melvina DAUGHTERY, Atwater, Calif; and Willie McADOO, Ft. Supply. Pallbearers were: Roy McADOO, Tom DAUGHTER, Humphrey McAdoo, E.G.McAdoo, Elmer  WALLACE, and Norvin DICE.
Submitters Note: Arlena Lucinda KECK was born February 10, 1867 in Arkansas, she was the daughter of Charles Christoper KECK and Sariah Lucinda SMITH
Submitted by: Tammy Dice Jones wjones@texhoma.net
McAdoo Family Genealogy http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/6166/


Creek County: Sapulpa Daily Herald, Sunday, October 1, 1950

Researching this family is Janice at momo7@sover.net
Mrs. Adelle ROSS Dies At Home Of Sister Here Sunday Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today for Mrs. Adelle Stevens ROSS, age 65, who died early Sunday at the home of her sister, Mrs. John ARCHER, 1341 E. Lincoln, Sapulpa. The Reverend Tom Carter presided at the last rites. The body has been sent to Roanoke, Alabama for burial. The Landrith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the body to be sent to Roanoke, Alabama, for burial. Mrs. ROSS had lived here for the last 13 years, moving here from Barnesville, Georgia. She had been ill for the past several years. She was born in Lineville, Alabama, May 17, 1885, and lived in Rock Mills, Alabama and Barnesville, Georgia before moving to Sapulpa, Oklahoma to be cared for by her sister, Mrs, E. S. ARCHER. Mrs. ROSS had no children. She was the oldest of five children of Mr. and Mrs. George W. STEVENS of Rock Mills, Alabama. She is survived by another sister, Mrs. Ucal Stevens LEWIS of St. Petersburg, Florida. A younger brother, Merle Carey STEVENS and his family--her niece and nephew, all of NY City.


Pawnee County: The Pawnee Chief, Thursday, November 9, 1950

Letter To The Editor - Start Mink Farm
Editor of the Chief:
Here is some news of former Pawneeans, who now live in Missouri.
While Mr. and Mrs. Lee Barnes and their son, Ronnie, were on their way to Iowa recently, they spent the night in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew LILES of Sheldon, Missouri. Mrs. LILES is a sister of Mr. Lee BARNES.
Mr. and Mrs. LILES have started a mink farm this year, and so far have 29 minks. I enjoy the Pawnee Chief very much.
Sincerely, The former Miss Ida BARNES
Submitted by Rita Buford bbuford@centurion.flash.net


Murray County: Sulphur Times-Democrat, Thursday, January 4, 1951

Atteberry Rites To Be Held At 1St Free Will Baptist
Funeral rites for William Thomas Atteberry, 54, will be held from the First Free Will Baptist church Thursday at 2 p.m. with the pastor, Reverend W. S. Mooneyham officiating.
Pallbearers will be J. O. LOWTHER, R. D. NORWOOD, D. E. CLARK, M. L. BOND, Vern BRANDON and Marvin MAY of Healdton. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery with the Dunn Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements.
Atteberry died Saturday, December 30, at 3:30 in a local hospital following a heart attack. He was born November 6, 1896 in McKinney, Texas. After spending his early life in Texas, he came to Oklahoma where he resided in Healdton until about six years ago when he moved here. He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the 11th Supply Train with the 36th Division. He had one year of overseas service. Atteberry was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge and Consistery and the American Legion.
The family includes his wife, Mrs. Bertha Atteberry, 1411 West Muskogee, Sulphur one son, Loren, stationed in New London, Conn. with the U. S. Navy; and grandson Loren, Jr., New London, Conn; one sister, Mrs. Ella Atteberry JOHNSON, Sulphur and four brothers, Ben F. Atteberry, Davis; Jim Atteberry, St. Jo, TX., Earl Atteberry, Healdton, OK, and Henry Atteberry, Ok. City, OK. He was preceded by his parents William Atteberry, and Jennie Leona Blair Atteberry, and sister Della Atteberry Holder.
Submitted by: Ruth Atteberry Adams- adamssec@qni.com


Love County: Marietta Monitor, Tuesday, February 13, 1951

Oswalt, Feb 13- Services for William "Uncle Billie" Washington OSWALT, 93, one of the best known pioneer citizens of southern Oklahoma, were Monday afternoon in Oswalt, northeast of Marietta. OSWALT died Sunday in Marlow.
"Uncle Billie" was born on Freestone County, Texas. He moved to Burneyville, near Marietta , in 1875 and after a short time settled at Oswalt, the town to which he gave his name. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the Masonic lodge.
Survivors are two sons, Will, of Oswalt, and Emett, of El Centro,Calif; two daughters, Mrs. W.F. LOONEY, Marlow; Mrs. A.R. KNIGHT, Healdton; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Simon cemetery in Love County.
Submitters Note: "Uncle Billie" OSWALT was sort of a legend down in Love County. He was an old west train robber in his early years but in later life he used to take in orphan children who didn't have any place to go. My father was an orphan and was raised by "Uncle Billie" even though he was not actually related.
Submitted by Calvin GOFORTH calgofo@cityscope.net


Pawnee County: The Pawnee Chief, Thursday, March 8, 1951

Freshmen Have Fewest Absences
Freshmen work harder for perfect attendance records than seniors, according to a list released this week by superintenden, Homer SHAW, and the longer a class has been in high school the fewer members it has with perfect attendance.
The list of Pawnee High students with perfect attendance for the first semester this year reveals that 22 freshmen were without absences, 10 sophmores missed no school, nine juniors had perfect attendance, but only five seniors had missed no classes during the first semester.
Freshmen without absences were: Mary Lou CROCKER, Margaret HUGHES, Wanda LUNA, Darlene MILLER, Wilma SCHMITT, Betty Jo SMITH, Donna WENGER, Delora WHORTON,Oscar Eugene ADAMS, Jimmy CANNON, John COONS, Clarence DALLAS, Edwin FENTON, Carl GARNER, Bobby HOOPER, Billy KLINE, Lee MATTHEWS, Harold MCALISTER, Charles MCCRAY, Clarence TAULMAN, Donald WORTHY and Harold SEALS.
Students in the sophmore class with perfect attendance were Donald MILLER, Barry STALLINGS, Donna BALL, Carlene CATHER, JoAnn GRAHAM, Effie GRIESEL, Ella HOLDERMAN, Betty TUCKER, Thelma WATSON and Cora Charlene WILLIAMS.
Juniors were Frankie BAUGH, Treca HAMBY, Mary Ann SMITH, Loretta TYSON, Charles CATHER, Clayton ENDICOTT, Tommy MAGGART, Glen NELSON and Eltom NIMERICK.
The five seniors were Russell STALLINGS, Bill WILLIAMS, Betty TILLMAN, Waned Jo JESTES, and Jeralene WAGNER.
Submitted by Thelma Watson's oldest daughter - Rita (HALL) BUFORD bbuford@centurion.flash.net


Pawnee County: The Pawnee Chief, Thursday, March 29, 1951

10 Are Inducted; 10 Get Orders; April Call Cut
Ten county youths left Pawnee Tuesday for the Tulsa Induction station and final physical examinations preparatory to being inducted into the Army.
The young men were: Ira Cary FIELDS, Lewis James BEJECK, Donald Ray SANDERS, George W. ROACH, Bobby Joe CARTER, Therman L. SMITH, Hubert C. SMITH, Joseph Frank BURGESS, James G. STARK, and Glenn F. SPARKS.
Sparks, who now lives in Jennings, was transferred here for induction by the Russell, Kansas draft board.
10 For Pre-Induction
Ten other youths are receiving orders this week to report for pre-induction physicals on April 12. The youths will report on the morning of April 12 at the selective service office on the third floor of the court house and then go to Tulsa by bus for their physical examinations.
Those receiving orders to report are Frank A. HUGHES, Lela; Paul F. REED, Euguene WATSON, Loyd K. CUMMINGS and Lee L. SPURGEON, all of Pawnee; Tally T. JOHNSON, Terlton; Billy BROYLES, Jennings; Donald Lee YINGLING, Skedee; Raymond R. URCHISON, Ralston, and Wilbur James CHRISTENSON, now of Junction City, Kansas.
Submitted by Rita Buford bbuford@centurion.flash.net



Kay County: Kaw City Democrate, Sunday, May 27, 1951

Valentine COMBS Dies In Hospital
Valentine Combs, 84, 616 North Osage Street, pioneer Oklahoman and long-time Kaw City resident, died early Saturday morning at the Ponca Cty hospital where he had been a patient since Tuesday. Services are to be a 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Miles Memorial Chapel with the Rev. P. T. Stanford, Ponca City, Officiating. Burial will be in the Blackwell 100F Cemetery.
COMBS was born Feb. 14, 1867, near Des Moines, Iowa, and received his education there and at Arkansas City, Kan. He was married to Carolyn HATFIELD at Winfield, Kan., Jan 25, 1892. In 1893 he made the Cherokee Strip run and claimed a farm near Longwood. In 1903 he and Mrs. COMBS moved to Kaw City where he worked as a carpenter. Following his wife's death April 13, 1920. COMBS continued to make his home in Kaw City until 14 months ago when he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, At that time he came to Ponca City to make his home with a son, Carl J. COMBS, Sr., 616 Osage Street. COMBS was a member of the Pentecostal church and was active in the I.0.0.F lodge at Kaw City.
Also surviving are a stepson, J. F. MORRIS, Richmond, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Minnie HARGRAVES. Wichita, Kan.; a brother, Jesse COMBS, Richmond, Calif.; six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Extracted & Transcribed by Birdie (Totty) McNutt birdiemc@juno.com
Note: This Is The Son Of Peter Anderson Combs And His Wife Kesiah Luanna Lancaster Combs, Also Mentions Brother Jesse And His Sister Minnie Combs-Spurgeon-Lish-Waymire-Hargraves This Being A Fourth Husband Now Of Record(G).


Garvin County: Maysville News, Thursday, June 14, 1951

Leonard CARROLL was called to Joplin, Mo., last Friday by the death of an aunt, Mrs. Henry ROLAND .He went by way of Ripley, OK and his mother, Mrs. George BRAKE accompanied him.

Barbara Sue, Jaylene and Leroy HALEY and Eddie Ray CARROLL who had been visiting their grandmother, returned to Maysville on the train. Hard to tell whether the HALEY children and Eddie Ray were happier to get home...or their mothers were to get the here.
Submitted by: Barbara Holland holland7@chickasaw.com


Lincoln County: The Prague Record, Thursday, June 14, 1951

Reuben Theodore, son A.B. and Ann TOWER, was born near Rogers, Arkansas, May 13, 1876 and died at his home near Prague, June 14 1951, age 78 years, one month, and 1 day.
He was united in marriage with Pearl MCELVANY on December 24 1903 and to this union two children were born.
Mr. Tower came to Oklahoma in 1902 and settled on the Hartwell homestead where he made his home. He confessed faith in Christ early in life and united with the Methodist Church. He remained faithful until his Master called him home. His church has always had first place in his life and service. He took an active part in the planning of the church program and was steward of the church for several years. Friendliness and kindness won for him the friendship of all who knew him. He was a wonderful companion, a good father and a neighbor to everyone.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ray Tower, Norman, and Glen Tower, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs. V.M. MCGHEE, Wellsville, Kansas, and Mrs. M. A. FISCUS, Payson; many others relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held from the First Methodist Church Prague, at 2:30 p.m. June 16, with Rev. Sam Franklin, Rev. Ira Crabtree, and Rev. J.H. Farley officiating. Bearers were L.A. MOSS, Melton VAUGHN, R.A. OGBURN, Edd STOCAMY, Fritz HEINZIG and Charles DAVIS. Honorary bearers were members of the Wesley Bible class.
Submitted by fcRuble@isbe.assesus.net


Jefferson County: Waurika News Democrat, Friday, September 7, 1951

M.E. MORRIS, retired farmer and one of Jefferson county's best loved and most useful citizens, died suddenly at his home in Waurika Wednesday morning, Sept. 5, of a heart attack.
Mr. MORRIS had not been in good health for some time and left the farm to move to Waurika in August 1950 on the advice of his doctor. He had apparently been doing well but went out into his yard Wednesday morning to work at burning leaves, when he was stricken and died before help could reach him.
Mr. MORRIS was born near Tina, Carroll county, Missouri, February 17, 1885, and moved with his parents to the Indian Territory in what is now Carter county when he was ten years old. He was married to Miss Etta WELCH in 1905 and they moved to Jefferson county in 1907 and settled in the Madden Grove community, where they resided until moving to Waurika.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. MORRIS, all of whom survived:   Two brothers and one sister survive: G.H. MORRIS, Electra, Texas; Mrs. Bob SHACKLEFORD, Montague, Texas; W.R. MORRIS, Ardmore. There are also ten grandchildren.
Mr. MORRIS was an active member of the Methodist church and of the W.O.W. He took a special interest in all movements for improvement of farming conditions and had been a long time member of the Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Free Fair. He was a member of this board and superintendent of the poultry division of the 1951 fair at the time of his death.
Funeral service will be conducted from the Methodist church in Waurika at 4:00 pm Sunday September 9 by Rev. Weldon RIGHTMER of Lawton, assisted by Rev. Addison DUTTER, pastor of the Methodist church.
Submitted by Jeannie Williams stitcher@pond.net


Carter County: The Daily_Ardmoreite, Sunday, February 17, 1952

COTTLE Rites To Be Sunday
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Harvey funeral chapel for Mrs. Mary Magdeline COTTLE, 69, who died Saturday morning in a local sanitarium. George F. CARTER, minister of the Central Church of Christ, will preside and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
A long-time resident of Ardmore, Mrs. COTTLE was born August 4, 1882, in Lebanon, Missouri.
She is survived by three sons, Claud COTTLE, Leon and Marvin GOSS of Ardmore; three daughters, Mrs. Nettie CURRY of Tulsa, Mrs. Barton HETTICK of Tulsa, and Mrs.Evelyn FRAME of Ardmore; two brothers, J.M. MUSGRAVES of Ardmore, and L.M. MUSGRAVES of Marion, LA., and two sisters, Miss Ida MUSGRAVES of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Minnie HARRIS of Shamrock, Texas.
(Died Feb. 15, 1952)


Seminole County: The Seminole Producer, Tuesday, April 15, 1952

York Services Are Held Today In Maud
Maud- (Special)- Services for Thomas Huett YORK, 70, Maud, who died Tuesday in a Norman hospital following a illness of several weeks were held at 2:30 p.m. today from the Church of God here. Rev. E. W. Smith officiated and burial was in the Wolf cemetery under the direction of the Ogee Funeral Home.
York was a retired photographer and a member of the Maud Church of God at Maud.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha York of the home, 2 sons, Virgil York and Carl York of Maud, 2 daughters, Aileen PATTERSON of Pampa, TX, Erma ROBERTS of Shafter, CA. Also 2 sisters, Mrs J.B. POPE and Mrs Oscar DAMRON both of Okla City, and Mrs Arthur CHILCOAT of Elmore City, 2 brothers, Dan YORK of Ada and J.A. YORK of Seminole. Pallbearers were Bill LEDBETTER, John WALLACE, John SMITH, Henry HATE, A.H. SHOPTAW and C.S. SLATE.
Note: T.H. York, 8/18/1881-4/15/1952
Submitted by Jean Brand JBrand1056@aol.com


Pottawatomie County: Shawnee News-Star, Sunday, May 25, 1952

Services for Opal Cullins KIRKPATRICK, 49, Wanette will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Wanette Baptist Church.   Rev. Bill WALL, Pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in Wanette Cemetary.
KIRKPATRICK, a resident of Wanette community for the last 22 years, died Sunday morning after suffering a heart attack.
Survivors are his wife, Lillian, of the home, two sons, Donald, a member of the U.S. Marines Corp. at Jacksonville, Fla., and Charles of the home, three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn COULTER, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Patricia CANNON, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mary Jane KIRKPATRICK, of the home.   Two brothers, Elmer KIRKPATRICK, 1003 East Whittaker, and Allen KIRKPATRICK, Fort Worth, Texas, two half brothers, Jack BOWDEN, Norvata, and Glen BOWDEN, Gardenia, Calif., a sister Mrs. Pearl CONLEY, Wetumka, and two half sisters, Mrs. Ed HICKS, Wetumka, OK and Mrs. Bill ADKINS, Seminole.
Rolsch Brothers are in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by: Melinda Pennington boardstock@aol.com


Greer County: Mangum Daily Star, Monday, May 26, 1952

SMITH Rites are Saturday, City Resident Succumbs
Mrs. Dollie SMITH died at 3:20 a.m. Friday at her home in Mangum following a 12-month illness. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist church with burial at Jester. Rev. W. L. JORDAN of Mangum was in charge of the services.
Born in Mississippi Sept. 22, 1882. Mrs. SMITH came to the Eastview community from Texas in 1904. She has been a Mangum resident since 1840. Mrs. SMITH was a member of the Eastview Baptist church. Her husband died in 1934.
Survivors include a sister Mrs. Dora MOORE, Arlington, Texas; five sons Tom H. SMITH, Mangum; George SMITH, Mangum; Lloyd SMITH, Chickasha; Joe SMITH, Enid; Gene SMITH Mangum; three daughters Mrs. Walter CRISP, Salinas, Calif.; Ms. Fay GOODE, Mangum; Mrs. Gladys HUGHES, Mangum; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Submitters Note: Mrs SMITH was resident since 1940 --not 1840. She was the daughter of Thomas Dove COKER and wife Frances Bellzorah SCOTT COKER
Submitted by: Wanda Nasg GOODE wngoode@infinitytx.net


Garvin County: Pauls Valley Enterprise, Thursday, September 18, 1952

Wynnewood Service Today for Pioneer
Services for Mrs. A.J. WORLEY of Wynnewood were held this morning at 10 o'clock in the First Methodist church of Wynnewood. Burial was in Wynnewood Cemetery.
Mrs. WORLEY, 96, died in Wynnewood Wednesday after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Rev. A.J. WORLEY, pioneer Methodist minister, who came to Oklahoma City in 1889 where he organized St. Luke's Methodist Church, and served as pastor there for some time. He was the first presiding elder of the Oklahoma District, and Mrs. WORLEY was one of the early organizers of the Methodist missionary societies, of which she served as state president in the early days. She was a Methodist Sunday school teacher for more than fifty years.
She was born June 25?, 1856, in Glasgow, Mo.  Since 1907 she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. E.L. KEYS in Wynnewood.
Other survivors are two granddaughters, Mrs. Tom ROLLOW, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Harold FREEMAN, Pauls Valley and three great-granddaughters.
Submitted  by Susie Williams  susiejtw@telepath.com


Garvin County: Pauls Valley Enterprise, Thursday, September 18, 1952

County Pioneer Dies At Maysville
Funeral services for George W. STEPHENS, 83, pioneer Garvin County farmer, will be announced by Stufflebean Funeral Home, pending arrival of relatives from Washington state.
 Born June 15, 1869, in Tennessee, STEPHENS had lived in Garvin County for more than half a century. He died at his home in the Story community September 15 of a heart ailment. He had been in ill health for several years. Masonic Lodge A.F.&A.M. of Maysville will have charge of graveside rites. Burial will be in Maysville cemetery, under direction of Stufflebean.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Anna STEPHENS of the home; one son, Edgell of Route 1, Maysville; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel KIZZIAR of Maysville and Mrs. Bessie EVANS of Oceanbeach, Washington; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; four brothers, T.A.. SMITH and B.B. STEPHENS, Route 3, Pauls Valley and Renzo STEPHENS of Modesto, California.br>Submitted  by Susie Williams  susiejtw@telepath.com


Garvin County: Pauls Valley Enterprise, Thursday, September 18, 1952

S.W. Mankins Rites Held At Maysville
  Final rites for Sam MANKINS, 81, of Maysville, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church in Maysville, with Rev. Murphy DUNCAN of Maysville officiating. Burial was in Maysville cemetery under direction of Stufflebean Funeral Home.
  A resident of Maysville community since 1929, Mankins died at his home September 16. He was born August 24, 1871, and was a retired farmer.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ova CHEEK, Lindsay, and Mrs. Zona MCNIECE, McAllen, Texas; three sons, Pete MANKINS and Jack MANKINS of Maysville, and Buster MANKINS of San Diego, Calif.; 7 grandchildren; 2 greatgrandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Kate DILBECK of Marlow and Mrs. Edna DAVIS of Lubbock, Texas.
Submitted  by Susie Williams  susiejtw@telepath.com


Garvin County: Pauls Valley Enterprise, Thursday, September 18, 1952

Final Rites Held For Pioneer Citizen
  Final rites for Mrs. Catherine E. THOMPSON, 82, were held last Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Trinity Baptist church with Rev. Richard JUDD of Glennwood Baptist church, Tulsa, officiating. Assisting was Rev. Lenard SULLIVAN of the First Baptist church of Wynnewood. Burial was in Mt. Olivet cemetery under direction of Stufflebean Funeral Home.
  Mrs. THOMPSON, a longtime resident of Garvin County, died September 11 at the home of a son, Walter L. Thompson, Route 1, Pauls Valley, after a short illness. She was born October 12, 1869, and was married to Thomas A. Thompson November 23, 1890, in Belleville, Arkansas. Her husband preceded her in death in May, 1937.
Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. John ROADY, Davis; Mrs. Lula CURTIS, Grants Pass, Ore.; Mrs. Sara HATMAN, La Marque, Texas; Mrs. Mary SPRADLIN, Ponca City; Mrs. Tom TOWNSEND, Galveston, Texas and Mrs. Palmer WILLIAMS, New Iberia, La.; four sons, Henry Thompson, Ardmore, John D. THOMPSON, Colbert, Oklahoma, Clayton Thompson of New Iberia, La., and Walter Thompson, Pauls Valley; two sisters, Mrs. Ed RUSSELL, route 1, Pauls Valley, and Mrs. J.M. JONES, Oklahoma City; one brother, Bob Hughes, Pauls Valley; 29 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Susie Williams  susiejtw@telepath.com


Alfalfa County: Helena News, Friday, December 5, 1952

Date Of Article Unknown
Mary Adeline (IHRIG) ECKES died 30 November 1952, in Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK.
Mrs. Mary Eckes, Age 91 Dies
Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Eckes, Tulsa, a former Helena resident, were held here Tuesday afternoon at the Good Hope cemetery. Mrs. Eckes, 91, Passed away on November 30 at Tulsa. A service was held there on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the body was brought here by ambulance.
Mary Adeline Eckes was born Mary Adeline Ihrig in NEOSHO, Mo., November 13, 1861.
The lone survivor of that family, she was next to the youngest of 13 children. The family moved to Fall River, Kans. where she was married to W.H. Eckes in 1881. To this union three children were born.
W.H. Eckes made the Run at the opening of the Cherokee Strip on September 16, 1893. He failed to secure a farm, but traded the horse on which he made the Run for the farm near Helena, where the Eckes family moved April 10, 1894. They resided there for 46 years.
Mother Eckes is survived by a son, Charles Eckes of 1219 S. Utica, Tulsa, and a daughter, Mrs. Irvin KOST of Beardstiwn (sic) , Ill. There are seven grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren, also one foster-son, W.H. OLDS of St. Petersburg, Fla., and two foster-daughters, Mrs. Dan REDFERN of Helena, and Mrs. O.H. DUPUS of Aline.
After the death of her husband, she moved to Tulsa 12 years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Eckes joined the Free Methodist church near Helena in 1895, and attended church regularly during their lives. They were true pioneers and truly faithful. Their courage and sturdy spirit, along with the pioneers of their generations, laid the true foundation upon which the best hope for our state and nation rests.
Rev. Melvin Wright of Tulsa is one of Mother Eckes' former pastors during the era of early pioneer days.
Submitted by Gay Eckes gdeckes@ix.netcom.com


Garvin County: Pauls Valley Enterprise, Thursday, December 25, 1952

Rites For Mrs. Z.C. Looney Held Monday
Services for Mrs. Thena Jane LOONEY, 78, were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Stufflebean Funeral Chapel with Rev. Hale DIXON officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet cemetery under direction of Stufflebean.
Mrs. Looney died Saturday morning in the local hospital following an extended illness. All her children were with her at the time of her death.
Mrs. Looney, whose husband, Z.C. Looney, preceded her in death only six months ago, was born in Missouri Nov. 23, 1873. She was married to Z.C. Looney Nov. 18, 1894, in Myrtle, Mo., and with her husband moved to Mill Creek, I.T. in 1903, later moving to Pauls Valley in 1905 where the family resided continuously since that time. Mr. and Mrs. Looney had resided at the present home address, 205 E. Madison, since 1915. A member of the Baptist church since she was fifteen years old, Mrs. Looney had also been a member of the Royal Neighbors auxiliary of the W.O.W. for about 25 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Rosa PENDLEY of Pauls Valley, Mrs. Ruth LANGDON of LeMoore, Calif., and Miss Roxie of Oklahoma City; two sons, Coy of Pauls Valley and Ralph of the USAF, stationed in France. The later son has been home the past week due to his mother's serious illness.
 Other survivors are 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Submitted  by Susie Williams  susiejtw@telepath.com


Garvin County: Pauls Valley Enterprise, Thursday, December 25, 1952

Rites For Maysville Man Held Monday
Services for Lee R. BECK, 71, Maysville pioneer, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 in the First Christian church in Maysville, with David HOWELL, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Maysville cemetery under direction of Stufflebean funeral home.
BECK, a retired farmer who had lived around Maysville for many years, died in the Lindsay Memorial hospital December 19 following a long illness. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Maysville.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rose BECK of the home, Maysville, route 1; three sons, Lester , Richmond, Cal.; Chester and Vernon , both of Maysville; three daughters, Mrs. Stella MIRANDA and Mrs. Connie CARPENTER, both of Placeville, Cal.; and Miss Thelma BECK, Maysville, route 1; one sister, Mrs. Etta WRIGHT, Whittier, Cal.; one brother, Dave BECK of Tishomingo, and 10 grandchildren.
Submitted  by Susie Williams  susiejtw@telepath.com


Garvin County: Pauls Valley Enterprise, Thursday, February 12, 1953

Final Rites For R.H. (Bob) Hines to be Saturday
Funeral services for R.H. (Bob) HINES, 80, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Stufflebean Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Alba R. Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery under direction of Stufflebean.
  HINES, a pioneer county farmer and cattleman, died Wednesday morning in Lindsay Memorial hospital following an illness with a heart ailment. He had been in failing health for several years, but had remained actively engaged in overseeing his farming interests until a short time before his death. Born in Bethpage, Tenn., December 10, 1872. Hines came to Pauls Valley about 50 years ago and lived in Pauls Valley proper for about four years. He then moved to a farm east of town and has lived in that vicinity continuously since that time. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. May HINES, of the home; six daughters, Mrs. Zollie MCCROY, Pauls Valley, Mrs. Inez WRIGHT, Moody, Texas, Mrs. Retha DANIELS, Seaside, Calif., Mrs. John HARGIS, Salinas, Calif., Mrs. Homer MAYS, Watsonville, Calif., and Mrs. Raymond TALOR, Vernal, Utah; six sons, Jake, R.H. Jr., Roy W. and Bobby Joe, all of Pauls Valley, Tom of Phoenix, Ariz., Argus of Norman; and two brothers, Whitten HINES and A.B. HINES, both of Gotlan, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Submitted by: Susie Williams susiejtw@telepath.com


Garvin County: Pauls Valley Enterprise, Thursday, February 12, 1953

Rites For Mrs. Mary Alice Hall Held Monday
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Alice HALL, 78, was held Monday at 2 p.m. in Stufflebean Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Alva R. Hutchinson, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet cemetery.
Mrs. HALL, a resident of Garvin County since 1919, died in the local hospital Jan. 31 after a lengthy illness. Her home was in Elmore City for many years, but recently she had resided here with her daughter, Mrs. G.T. KERLEY.
She was born September 25, 1875, in Pineville, Ark., and was a member of the Methodist church. Her husband, whom she married in Pineville, Ark., August 28, 1892, preceded her in death December 3, 1949, in Elmore City.
Survivors are five sons, Chester HALL, Norfolk, Ark., Recter and Trulan HALL, both of Elmore City, Hubert and Wilson HALL, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; three daughters, Mrs. G.T. KERLEY and Mrs. R.L. RANDOL, both of Pauls Valley, and Mrs. Gussie GUTHRIE, Salinas, Calif.; two brothers, Steve McNEILL of Calico Rock, Ark., and Clarence MCNEILL, Creswell, Ark.; one sister, Mrs. Robert SCOTT, Viola, Ark.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Submitted by: Susie Williams susiejtw@telepath.com


Logan County: Guthrie Daily Leader, Sunday, June 14, 1953

Funeral Services for John A. HAMMACK, age 79, who died Saturday at his home, 606 N. Division, will be at 4:00 p.m. Monday at Davis Funeral Home.
Mr. HAMMACK had resided in this area for the past year.
He is survived by his widow, and three daughters, Mrs. Ida ANDRUS of Paul Ida., Mrs. A. M. EDDINGS of Guthrie, Mrs. Pearl DeHOOGE of Oakland, CA. Two brothers, Will HAMMACK of Fresno, CA. and Arthur PEEBLES of Fresno, CA. Four grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.


Kay County: Kaw City News, Thursday, June 18, 1953

Daniel BOONE, 74, Blackwell, died this morning in Blackwell's Riverside Hospital.
BOONE, who was born Nov. 11, 1878, had been a resident of Kay County for the past 50 years. He had been living in Blackwell for the past few years.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Florence WEBB, Arkansas City, Kan., and one brother, Walter BOONE, Kaw City.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Assembly of God church at Kaw City. Burial will be in the Grandview cemetery at Kaw City with Roberts Funeral Home, Blackwell, in charge.
Submitted by: Ruth Lockwood  ruthj@jlmnet.com


Jefferson County: Waurika News Democrat, Friday, June 19, 1953

Death came quietly Saturday afternoon to Mrs. R.B. ETTER, a gallant, little white haired woman, who had been waiting for His coming some time. Deprived of her eyesight several years ago she had looked forward to the time "when we shall see each other face to face and know as we are known; where there shall be no further walking in darkness for there is no night."
Mrs. ETTER had been a patient in an Enid hospital for some time having moved to that city from her old home town here to be near her daughter, Mrs. J.B. CORDONNIERE and family. Dr. CORDONNIERE being her son as well as physician.
She came back home Saturday night, back to the town she had loved so long and so well, and stayed in the home of a sister, Mrs. Wes BOYDSTUN, until time for farewell services. They were conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock in her home church, The First Methodist, where she had loved, prayed, and labored for many years.
The pastor, Rev. Addison CUTTER, had charge of the services assisted by Rev. Stewart DICKEY. Interment was in the family plot of the Waurika cemetery where she sleeps by her beloved husband who preceded her in death several years. Eliza HARRELL, one of a family of seven girls and one boy, was born in Mobile, Ala. When she was ten years old, the family moved to Boyd, Texas, where she grew up. In 1902 she married R.B. ETTER at Decatur, Texas. They came to Waurika in 1907 where he operated a cotton gin for several years and she was his bookkeeper. After his death she engaged in business for herself and was successful until her health failed. She was forced ;then to retire from public life but easily kept in touch with outside activities, until she lost her eyesight. Even then, with a surprising gallantry, she carried on. She kept a companion in the beginning but after she learned her way around the house, after she had access to the library of "Reading Books for the Blind", she was largely on her own. She would sit enthralled to listen to scripture or some selections, the best in prose and poetry; she kept abreast of the news by radio and took a courageous stand against loneliness and loss of interest in outside affairs. One of the brightest spots in Mrs. ETTER's life was always the daily visits with her sister, Mrs. T.J. GOODGER.
After she lost her eyesight Mr. GOODGER ran a line between the two houses and Mrs. ETTER hooked her cane over this and continued to make daily trips to the GOODGER home, for much happy companionship and visiting.
The ETTER home was blessed with one daughter, Lavelle, Mrs. Byron CORDONNIERE, who was all that a daughter should be in love, gentleness, and patience. Lavelle's husband was always spoken of as "my son", and Lavelle's daughter, was her grandmother's pride and joy in all the beauty of little girlhood and young womanhood.
Other survivors of the immediate family are Mrs. Vasti TOBIAS, Oklahoma City; Mrs Roy BURBANK, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. BOYDSTUN and Mrs GOODGER of this city. Mrs. ETTER is being missed these days but her feet are set in shining rays of light and she sees clearly each step of the way.
Submitted and Researched by Margie Etter MEtter39@aol.com


Greer County: Mangum Daily Star, Thursday, October 1, 1953

Day of article unknown
Ronald, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene SMITH, Mangum, died Wednesday in a city hospital following a 12-hour illness. Services will be at 2:30 o.m. Friday in the Church of Christ. Riley HENRY, minister, officiating.
Survivors include the parents and the grand parents Mr. and Mrs C. L. CREWS, Mangum. The child was born May 29, 1950 in Mangum.
Submitters Note: Child's name was; Ronald Eugene SMITH. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery.
Submitted by: Wanda Nasg GOODE wngoode@infinitytx.net


Greer County: Mangum Daily Star, Monday, October 26, 1953

Mrs. GOODE Services Set Here Tuesday
Mrs. Fay GOODE of Mangum died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday in a City hospital. She was admitted to the hospital Friday. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the First Methodist church with Dr. Samuel MARBLE, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.
Mrs. GOODE (STELLS SMITH) was born Nov. 22, 1904, in Ft. Worth, Texas. She accompanied her parents Mr. and Mrs. Joe SMITH to Eastview in 1905. On Oct. 22, 1923, she was married to Fay GOODE in Mangum. Mrs. GOODE was a member of the Baptist church and was an active member of the Edison and Junior Highschool Parent-Teacher associations.
Survivors include her husband, two sons Wayne GOODE, Borger, Texas; Ned GOODE, Mangum; five daughters Mrs. Houston ADAMS, Okarche; Mrs. John WHITE Jr., Littlefield, Texas; Mrs. Harold KELLY, Mangum; Miss Patsy GOODE, Mangum and Miss Glenda GOODE, Mangum; two sisters Mrs. Walter CRISP, Salinas, Calif., and Mrs. Bill HUGHES, Mangum; five brothers Tom, George and Gene SMITH, Mangum; Joe SMITH, Enid; Lloyd SMITH, Galveston, Texas
Submitters Note: Stella Smith Goode died 25 Oct 1953. In addition to the above listed survivors she had two grandchildren; Michael Wayne Goode and Keith Goode Kelly.
Submitted by: Wanda Nasg GOODE wngoode@infinitytx.net