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The Wewoka Times-Democrat

February 15, 1935, Friday

J.T. FRANKLIN, 72, died early this morning at his home in the Hart addition.
Survived by his wife: five sons, F.H. and J.M., of Wewoka, R.C. and L.P. , Glendale, CA., and Ray of Westwood, CA.; two daughters, Mrs. Dewey HARRISON and Mrs. Lucy EMANUEL of Wewoka.
Funeral arrangements are not complete - awaiting word from relatives. Funeral will probably be Sunday at Missionary Baptist Church. Key Funeral Home is in charge.


February 17, 1935, Sunday

FRANKLIN Rites Will Be Monday
Funeral services for J.T. FRANKLIN, who died Friday at his home in the Hart addition, have been set for 3 p.m. Monday in the Missionary Baptist church with the Rev. W.H. HODGES, pastor, officiating. Kay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FRANKLIN, who was 72 years old, is survived by his widow, five sons, F.H. FRANKLIN and J.M. FRANKLIN of Wewoka,  R.C. FRANKLIN and L.P. FRANKLIN of Glendale, Calif. and Ray FRANKLIN of Westwood, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. Dewey HARRISON and Mrs. Lucy EMANUEL of Wewoka.


Seminole County Couple Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary At Son's Home Friday
Relatives From Texas and Missouri Come to Wewoka To Help Honor Pioneer Residents
By Margaret HARRISON
Wewoka Times-Democrat Staff Member
(picture included)
Mr. and Mrs. J.P. SAMS, the good friends of literally hundreds of persons in Seminole county, celebrated their Golden Anniversary Friday at the home of their son, Vernett, and his wife, three miles south of Wewoka.
During the day many of their friends dropped by to join in the celebration and in the evening a delicious chicken dinner was served.
Also Present at Wedding
J.L. SAMS, a brother, and his wife had come from Waco, Tex. and Mrs. Grant KING, his sister, with her son, Oscar, had driven from Marshfield, MO., for the celebration. From Wewoka E.C. BRIDGES, Mrs. Sams' brother, his wife, and their children.
(This was continued on page three, but did not copy it)

Justice Needs New Pair Of Glasses
Justice of the Peace, Guy L. TRIMBLE, became so absorbed in a case which was being tried in his court Saturday, that he lost his glasses.
The story, as related by an eye witness, is that TRIMBLE, who was holding a smoking cigar in his hand and resting his head on the some hand, let the fire end get too near the celluloid rims of his glasses.
The rims immediately flamed up and encircled the peace justice's face, resulting in several small blisters, a fresh hair cut and trimmed eye lashes.
A new pair of spectacles was secured and the trial continued.

Spry Too Spry
"Seller of Liquor" Tries To Sell Deputy, Constable
Clarence SPRY became a trifle too spry in his liquor sales Saturday and as a result landed in the county jail.
SPRY is the second "seller of liquor" within two weeks who has mistaken men of the law for prospective customers. He, upon seeing Walter WEAVER, deputy, and Fred COLLIER, Lincoln township constable roving around tried to sell them liquor.

Court Term To Re-Open Monday
The case against Carl MARLER,  Calvin BENNETT and Oliver  STOUT, charged with robbery with firearms in connection with the hi-jacking of E.C. ALDRIDGE near Wewoka early in December, will be the first to come to trial Monday.

Conferences Will Be Held By Lecturer
Will Be Held Just Before Regular Meetings at Compton School All This Week
Private conferences will be held in connection with the series of lectures, "Family Relationships and the School Age Child," to be given by Miss Greta SMITH daily at Compton school.
Authority In Her Field
Miss SMITH, who has charge of the work on parent education in the East Central district with headquarters at Ada, is a recognized authority in her field. She is employed by the home economics division of the state department of vocational education.

Medal To Be Given To Brother
Luther HARRISON To Be Presented Croix de Guerre Award To Richard
VETS INVITED
Henry WELCLI (sic)To Supervise " Old Soldier's Feed" For Visitors
Luther HARRISON, Oklahoma City, brother of Richard HARRISON, for whom Wewoka American Legion post was named, will be presented with Croix de Guerre by General W.S. KEY at a special Legion program here Tuesday night, according to Pal NOE, member of the organization.
French Songs Planned
All Legion members in surrounding towns and communities, especially those of old company "G", will be invited to attend the meeting, NOE announced.
A program, featured by an "old soldier's" feed, to be prepared by Sergeant Henry WELCH, aided by members of the Auxiliary, has been arranged. WELCH, who has spent the greater part of his life in the army, and Mrs. W.W. WEAVER of Seminole will appear on the program, singing French songs.
HARRISON Killed in France
Other interesting events listed on the program are: music by M.F. MORGAN and Eddie POSTON, dance members to be presented by the class of Ruth MARTIN, local dance instructor, to be under the supervision of  Mrs. B.S. KELLEY and the response by HARRISON.
The Croix de Guerre was awarded to the family of Richard HARRISON by the French government and has for several years been kept in the hut here. NOE stated that is would be given to the brother of HARRISON because of its historical significance. HARRISON, a lieutenant, was killed in action while in France.

GRISSO Will Sponsor Plans For Contest
Great Part Of Success of Garden Work Attributed To Seminole Man by Miss Ruby NOWLIN
Dr. W.E. GRISSO of Seminole will again sponsor the Seminole county garden contest, Ruby M. NOWLIN, county home demonstration agent announced Saturday.

Lecture Tonight
Former Convict To Appear At Missionary Baptist Church
"Life behind prison walls and trivial things which lead up to it," will be the subject of Snow ALLEN, who served a 15-year sentence at the Illinois state prison, in a lecture to be given at the Missionary Baptist church at 8 p.m. today.

Roadmen Meet
NICHOLS Elected President of No. 48 Association

Despite the fact that is is not even on the highway, Wewoka fared well at a meeting of State HIghway No. 48 association which convened at Drumright Friday night.
State Senator Allen G. NICHLOS was elected president of the association and V.L. KIKER, state representative, was one of the principal speakers, giving what was generally regarded as the administration's viewpoint on tax matters.
NICHOLS succeeds Dr. W.E. GRISSO, of Seminole, as president of the association. Dr. GRISSO resigned as he will soon take his position as member of the state highway commission.
Others from Wewoka, who attended the meeting were: L.V. PORTERFIELD, Tas. D. HUNT, Rex  COFFMAN, J.M. HUSER and Roy GRACE.

Stolen Car Recovered
A Chevrolet coupe, stolen from Charles SEBASTAIN two weeks ago, was recovered Friday near Snomac when Elmer STANDEOFF, constable, discovered it in a wooded section near that place. The radio, battery and wheels had been stripped from the car.

Yoder Gets 3 Years On Mann Act Charge
Roy YODER, 34 years old, Seminole garage owner, Saturday was sentenced to three years in the federal penitentiary on a charge of violating the man act.
He was found guilty two weeks ago by a jury and sentence was passed by Judge  Edgar S. VAUGHT after the defendant's motion for a new trial was overruled. YODER'S attorneys announced the conviction and sentence will be appealed in the circuit court of appeals.


Friday May 7, 1937 Front Page

Dies At 96, Aged Colored Woman, Mother Of Fifteen Nearing the century mark,
Mrs. Caroline Dunlay, 96, Wewoka colored woman, died at her home on So. Hichita Ave. Thursday night. She was born in Choctaw Co. Mississippi on February 27, 1841, and came to Seminole Co. 30 years ago.
She was the mother of 15 children, 6 of whom are living and is also survived by 183 grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dr. W.S. Dunlap of Lima, Mrs. Lela Chilton of Omaha, Nebr., Mrs. Rosa Jholston of Denver, Colo., and A.A. Dunlap of Kansas City, Kansas, are her sons and daughters.
Services Sunday at St. Pauls Baptist Church here, burial at Blanton Cemetery with Myers funeral home in charge.
This Family Researched by Tracy Dunlap tdunlap646@aol.com


March 9, 1976

Wewoka Daily Times, Page 1

Judge Franklin Dies
Former Municipal Court Judge Frank H. Franklin died Sunday. He was 83 years old. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the First Baptist Church of Wewoka. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Franklin was municipal judge in Wewoka from the latter part of 1969 until 1972. Before that he was a Justice of the Peace in Wewoka from 1963 until 1970.
He is the father of Fleeda Jones, Paulyne Chriswell and Joyce Hardgrove, all of Wewoka. He is also survived by his wife Iva Blanche of the home, his son James M. Franklin of Oklahoma City and Mable HOpkins of Shawnee.
Judge Franklin is also survived by two sisters, Vesta Chicotte of Lake Isaabella, Calif. and Lucy Keesee of Kernville, Calif.: a brother, Ray Franklin of Susanville, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Judge Franklin was an agent for Magic Empire Express in Wewoka, past owner of Franklin Transfer and Storage and "one of the pioneer city fathers."
Franklin was born in Briar Town April 5, 1893. Briar Town was then a part of Indian Territory.
He was also a Deacon in the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.
This  Family Researched by Tami Ramsey tami@i-plus.net


August 23, 2000

Wewoka Times

QUALLS, Eldridge "Buck" June 4, 1911 Wister Aug. 14, 2000 Holdenville   Services: First Assembly of God Church Wewoka, Rev. Perry JUSTUS, Oakwood Cemetery, Stout Funeral Home Parents: Manleu and Era (DONATHAN) QUALLS   Married: Mary Bell BLASSINGAME on June 4, 1938 at Wewoka   Preceded by: parents, wife on June 16, 1997
Survivors: son Frank DELOE, 3 brothers Guy, Ben and Earl.

GREEN, Wesley Sr. Oct. 13, 1926 Holdenville Aug. 18, 2000 Wewoka   Services: Revs. Bill HOBIA and Bill MERRITT, Lena Family Cemetery, Stout Funeral Home Parents: Ena and Annie (HARJO) GREEN   Preceded by: parents, sisters Kizzie GREEN and Mary (GREEN) JOHNSON, brother Edmond Joshua GREEN Sr., 2 great-grandchildren

HARJO, Mark Henderson Sept. 12, 1983 Ada Aug. 20, 2000 Lake Texhoma Services: Revs. Houston TIGER and Tony TIGER, Vamoosa Cemetery, Pickard Funeral Home   Parents: Allsia Kay HOWELL and Damon Henderson HARJO

SMITH, Wallace Raymond July 13, 1911 Dustin Aug. 19, 2000 Holdenville Services: First Baptist Church in Sasakwa, Wesley MARTIN officiating, cemetery in Durant, Ok. Stout Funeral Home   Parents: John and Mallie (PEEVY) SMITH   Married: Ruth SANDERS on Mar. 24, 1962 in Ada
Preceded by: parents, first wife Nellie ELLIG, daughter Jacquelyn WESTERMAN, stepson Ralph SANDERS, 2 brothers Claude SMITH and William SMITH, 3 sisters Thelma JETER, Ruth CONASTER, Katie LILES

CASTOE-WARD, Murlie Mar. 5, 1925 Brooken Aug. 14, 2000 Norman Services: Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Czech Cemetery   Married: Homer CASTOE , Orville WARD   Preceded by: Homer in 1975, Orville in 1997, sister

WILLIAMS, Shirley (AILSHIE) Jan. 25, 1939 Aug. 19, 2000 Services: Stout Funeral Home, Rev. Larry CHESSER and Rev. Lee ESTEP, Oakwood Cemetery   Parents: Paul and Lydia (MILLER) AILSHIE   Married: Glenn WILLIAMS on Aug. 12, 1960 at Poteau, Ok.   Preceded by: parents

JONES, Susie Nora Feb. 5, 1905 Bristow, I.T. Aug. 17, 2000 Shawnee Services: Swearingen Funeral Home, Rev. Carl WHITFIELD, Rest Haven Memorial Gardens   Parents: William W. and Lizzie (CARSON) MACKEY   Married: William Oscar JONES on Jan. 20, 1930 9n Wewoka   Preceded by: parents, husband on Oct. 24, 1979

SMITH, Jimmie Dale Jan. 13, 1938 Wewoka Aug. 17, 2000 Parents: Jess B. and Della Ruth (PEARCE) SMITH   Married: Letta Naydean KEETON on Jan 20, 1958 in Wewoka   Preceded by: parents, infant brother
Services: Rev. Russell RYKER, Oakwood Cemetery, Stout Funeral Home

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