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Willis Family Photos
Submitted by
Sandra L. Willis
who would like to find some of the descendants of
Richard P. Willis.

Robert P. Willis Sarah Ellen Kent

Richard P. Willis, Sr. and Sarah E. Kent Willis
Hydro, OK. about 1906 or 1907.

Richard P. Willis, Sr. was born 30 June 1833 in Caroline County, Maryland to Zachariah and Mary B. (Fisher) Willis. He followed his Uncle's family out to St. Joseph, Missouri in the 1850's and there met and married Sarah Ellen Kent daughter of Absalom and Isabel Kent on 17 Oct. 1861. They lived back and forth across the line between Missouri and Kansas until about 1902 when they took up a homestead outside of Hydro.
He died in Hydro 22 April 1910.

Richard P. Willis family Richard P. Willis, Sr., Harry Udder (Family friend), Sarah Ellen Kent Willis (Wife of Richard P. Willis, Sr.), Bertha Belle Rae Willis (Wife of Richard P. Willis, Jr.), Mrs. Udder (Family friend), Richard P. Willis, Jr., Helen Bertha Willis (Daughter of Richard Jr. and Bertha R. Willis) Thelma Rea Willis (Daughter of Richard, Jr. and Bertha Rae Willis)

Picture taken at Homestead about 10 miles outside of Hydro, Caddo County,OK. about 1906 or 1907.

Click here to see image of Richard P. Willis, Sr (73KB)In this picture #1 Unknown, #2 Richard P. Willis, Sr. b. 30 June 1833 Caroline County, Maryland, d. 22 April 1910 Hydro,Caddo Co., OK, m. 17 Oct. 1861 Doniphan Co., Kansas; #3 Unknown #4 Francis Asbury Willis b.12 Aug. 1835 Caroline Co., Maryland, d. 20 Dec. 1911 Atlantic City, New Jersey # 5 Sarah Ellen Kent Willis (wife of Richard P. Willis) b. 6 Dec. 1833 Ohio, d. 20 June 1915 Caddo Co., OK.

the Homestead of R. P. Willis and Sarah Kent Willis  (

Richard P Willis, Sr. and his wife Sarah Ellen Kent Willis's homestead about 1906 or 1907.
What hardy souls they must have been.

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