Kiowa County, Oklahoma

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1998 Archived Queries


COSTEN 7/2/98
My Gr. Aunt Eudell COSTEN died June 12, 1998 in Snyder, OK. Can anyone mail me a copy of her obituary and/or any news items concerning the COSTEN family who were early settlers of Kiowa Co., arriving there in 1901 from Jack Co. TX. They were mostly bakers and butchers in the town of Snyder, I believe. I will gladly pay for copies and postage. Thanks in advance. Please contact Virginia Cottrell

ATTEBERRY, HAMILTON 7-28-98
I am searching for information on Elizabeth ATTEBERRY HAMILTON, b. July 25, 1890 and d. 15 Mar. 1967 in Snyder. I believe she was the daughter, of George Washington ATTEBERRY, my g-grandfather's nephew. G. W. ATTEBERRY died in Whitewright, TX, so I am told, ca 1939. If anyone has any information and would be willing to share, I would be most grateful. I have 1332 names in my Atteberry database. Not many considering I have been doing research for the past three years. I will be happy to share, only for personal research, "not for profit." I do not choose to share with "body snatchers" that are researching for someone else that will be charged. Please contact Ruth Atteberry Adams

DYE, Edward 7-29-98
My great grandfather, Edward DYE, moved from Kansas to Lone Wolf, Oklahoma in or about 1901. I assume he went there to find land. I know that he died in 1905 and family story suggests he died in Lone Wolf. I would like to confirm this and understand that there are no death records in Oklahoma to send for. Is anyone out there connected to cemeteries in the Lone Wolf area? would you be able to check for an Edward DYE. His wife was Ida M. Dye and his children were Roland and Leland DYE. The family came to California after his death. I believe Ida remarried but don't know to whom. It is possible she married someone in Kiowa area.Any help and advice is greatly appreciated. Please contact Linda Knabke

MASON, GERGENS 8-1-98
MASON, GERGENS (1) John Mason? & Sarah Reding? (MD>OH) (2) Jonathan Mason & Anna Sufiah Grimes Mason (OH) (3) Charles Drum Mason & Nancy Coats (OH>NE) (3) Thomas J. Mason & Eliza J. Kizer (OH>NE) (3) Wilson L. Mason & (OH>NE>OH) (3) Emily J. Mason & David Coats (OH) (3) Loyd L. Mason & Lydia A. Spitzer (OH>NE) (3) Leroy S. MASON & Catherine E. GERGENS (OH>NE>OK) (4) Frank W. MASON (4) Ethel L. MASON (4) Bessie M. MASON (4) Lee D. MASON Leroy S. MASON (b. Aug 20, 1842) to Jonathan/Ann MASON as eighth child in Goshen Twp. Hardin Co. He served in the 121st OH Infantry. When his parents died in 1872, Leroy moved to Nemaha Co, NE but may have spent time in Iowa and Douglas Co. NE as a school teacher. He moved to Kiowa Co. OK and had a Hobart, OK address in the 1900-1920 period. There were other MASON relatives in Roger Mills Co. and Beckham Co. OK in the same period. Any contact from this family is welcome. Please contact Emmett Mason

COPE, NASH 8-1-98
I am researching John COPE, who died in Oklahoma after 1930. He and his daughter, Laura NASH had both moved and died there. His brother and wife, Chester and Pernilla Steele COPE are enumerated in the 1920 Census of the town of Gotebo. Any dates or information regarding any of these individuals would be appreciated. Please contact Carol

CUNNINGHAM / GROUNDS 9-21-98
My grandfather DEWEY HOBSEL CUNNINGHAM was supposedly born in Kiowa on the Indian Reservation in 1902 to ROSA GROUNDS, an Indian, and Frank CUNNINGHAM, who worked there. Could you give me full names and birthdates on them? Please contact Connie Hill

WARD 9-21-98
I am looking for information on my father, James Wayne WARD. He was born in Snyder sometime between July 1901 to July 1903. He spent time in Texas where he was a boxer. He eventually moved to California. Relations include a Ruby Jewel ( unknown surname) and a Brother (name unknown). He had sons named James Wayne WARD and David Wayne WARD in Texas. Please contact Wayne K. Ward

WILLARD
9-21-98
Seek any info on family of Jay Caldwell WILLARD who appear on 1910 Kiowa County census. Jay WILLARD b. 1848 in Pickens/Union Co., SC, wed Bettie, was in TX for 1900 census, and d. before 1940. His children were John Qincy Adams, Choise, Ross, Grover Cleveland, Earl, Annie, Roxie, and Ivy/Alva WILLARD. Much to share on his siblings and parents and descendants. Thanks! Please contact Helen Wall

SHEPHERD
9-28-98
William Raymond SHEPHERD was born 17 Nov. 1884, Tipton, MO, (Moniteau Co.) and died 13 April 1965 Oklahoma City, OK. His obituary, from the Daily Oklahoman, p.3, col.3, 13 April 1965 stated he lived at 320 NW 8 in Oklahoma City and died at his home. "Services will held in Snyder under direction of Preston-Leckie Funeral Home, and Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of city arrangements. He was formerly a manager of city hotels, motels, and apartments, lived at 900 N. Broadway, Oklahoma City and was employed at the St. Nicholas Hotel, also at 900 N. Broadway, Oklahoma City. He is survived by his wife, Madge." I am looking for any relatives of William Raymond or Madge SHEPHERD. I am hoping that a connection may be found in Snyder, OK. Please contact Raymond E. Shepherd

STARNES/STARNS 10-20-98
Seeking information about Colonel (his name, not his title)Andrew STARNES/STARNS, who was born Sept. 11, 1873 in TN, the son of James Henry STARNES/STARNS, Sr. and Narcissus (?) STARNES/STARNS. He moved with his family from Brittsville, Meigs CO. TN to Birchwood, James (now Hamilton CO) TN in 1882. He married Ida GROSS on Oct. 11, 1897 in Birchwood. At the time of the 1910 census he was living at 230 Lowe St., Hobart, Kiowa CO. OK. He owned several businesses in Hobart. He was divorced by Ida, subsequently remarried and died about 1941 in Oklahoma City, Ok. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mike Frost

ALLEN 10-20-98
I am researching my mother's side of the family in Roosevelt, OK. The surname is ALLEN. They were living there in the late 1920s, early 1930s. Thanks. Please contact Jan Schupp

SARAH FORD GROSS 10-20-98
Trying to find where my ggrandmother died. Her name was Sarah FORD GROSS. Her husband Samuel GROSS d. 1894 and is buried at Moore, Cleveland CO. OK. It is said that Sarah died about 1904, while living with her son THomas Jefferson GROSS in Kiowa Co.. I believe he and his wife Anna may be buried in Snyder Cemetery. Any help appreciated. Please contact Ellen Byrne

MCDONALD 11-5-98
Seeking this family, lived in Mountain View in 1920. Joseph MCDONALD reportedly died in 1959, but I cannot locate his grave. Here is a listing of the family. Joseph also had a brother named Johniie T. MCDONALD, who lived next door in Mountain View in 1920. Joseph F. MCDONALD b. 9May, 1865, TX; wife Annie P b. 2,1872 TX; Ben b. IT (OK); Robert M. b. 1892, IT; Audie b. 1906 IT; Olan b. 1890, IT, Marjorie b. 1894 IT; Fannie Birdie b. IT. Any Leads appreciated. Please contact Littlrockr

RUSHING, STOGSDILL 11-5-98
Henry Theodoric RUSHING b. Wright Co. MO, d. 1954 OK, married Sara Jane STOGSDILL in 1884, Webster Co. MO. Children of the marriage--Christina b. 1885; Verbia b. 1887; Harry b. 1890; Rosa b. 1893, Melissa. Family was in Roosevelt, Kiowa Co. OK in 1912. I have substantial more information on this family group to share. Looking for more information on Christina RUSHING who married Hoyt FRANCES and Harry RUSHING who married Edith THURMAN. Please contact Glenn McAnarney

THURMAN, MCBURNEY 11-5-98
Looking for Ira THURMAN, MO>USA, OK>USA; 1863-1936. Ira THURMAN married Millie Maude MCBURNEY (1873-1963) Children are Edith; George; Orvis; Jesse; Elza; Ira Leroy; Marvin; Clifford and Lois. The family relocated from Stanberry, Gentry CO. MO to Roosevelt, Kiowa Co. OK ca 1898. Seeking information on parents of Ira and I have substantial information to share on this family group. Please contact Glenn McAnarney

MCBURNEY 11-5-98
George Washington MCBURNEY b. March 14, 1850 Farmington, Ontario, NY d. Feb. 26, 1928, Thomas, Custer CO. OK. Parents are Hamilton and Eliza MCBURNEY. He had two sisters, Margaret and Caroline. Daughter Mille Maude MCBURNEY THURMAN lived in Kiowa County, ca 1915. Seeking information on parents and siblings. Please contact Glenn McAnarney **Glen, please send current e-mail to recordkeeper@prodigy.net**

EDWARDS 11-10-98
I am seeking information on Orville Lee EDWARDS born 1895. Believed to be in Mountain Park when he joined the military in WWI. Could have married Ethel M. PICKENS after the war. Please contact Barbara Giddens

ATCHLEY, PARKS 11-10-98
I am looking for info on Sally (Sarah) PARKS ATCHLEY, b. 1860-70's m. N. D. ATCHLEY, had 5 children Jack, Elec, Elige, Willie and Mabel, lived in Roosvelt. I know of one sister that she had, her name was Kate BUTLER. Sally died in childbirth with Willie. I know that she and N. D. are buried at Roosvelt, but I could not find their graves. I would appreciate any help. Please contact Geri Beaver

MCKINNEY 11-10-98
In search of information on Curtis "Tommy" Ray McKINNEY, born 1918-1919, Rhinehart, Dallas County, Texas. He lived in an orphanage in Tipton, Tillman County OK, between 1933-1938. He married Opal Melba DEAN around 1941, lived in Snyder, Kiowa County, OK for some period after marraige, divorced 1948-1949. He is reported to have moved to Granite Greer Co. OK after divorce and remarried. He was a meat cutter/butcher by trade. He had a brother, "Bud" McKINNEY, who had a business in Vernon Wilbarger county, Texas. Any further information that can be provided will be much appreciated. Please contact Cecil McKinney

SOUTHERN 11-10-98
Levi Murphy SOUTHERN was married abt. 1893 in OK to Mattie O. CAMPBELL. Levi was known to have been associated with Kiowa CO. in Cooper Twp. Can anyone help with whether or not this marriage occured in Kiowa Co.? Seeking exact details of this marriage. Will share information. Please contact Toni Turk

BOOKER 11-10-98
I am looking for information on my grandmother who is buried in Kiowa County Cemetery. Her name was Fannie Dee BLACKBURN BOOKER. She died in 1910 or 1911. How can I attain the death certificate for her? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Please contact Gary Booker

CHANCE, CARLTON, HILLYARD 12-2-98
I am researching the CHANCE, CARLTON, and HILLYARD families in Roosevelt. I read an enquiry Ann McGuffey, who is also researching these families., but I was unable to send her an E-mail due to am improper E-Mail address. I have info on these families and would like to contact her. Steve

CLARK 12-2-98
Looking for info on Franklin CLARK, b. 1832 Morrow Co. OH, m. Jennie. Both died 11-4-1905, Mountain View, OK. Please contact Lori

COSPER FAMILY 12-18-98
I am searching for COSPER in Mountain View or Cloud Chief, OK. My grandfather was born there on 3 April 1903, James Lloyd COSPER. His parents were George Henry COSPER and ELiza Luella HARRIS. Can you help? Thanks! Please contact James Cosper

REAVES
12-18-98
My g grandfather Carl Lesley REAVES was living in Kiowa Co. around 1910-1929. Carl had a farm close to Lone Wolf Creek. Carl lost everything in the crash of 1929. Carl and Bessie Emma GREGORY REAVES had two sons, Earl Monroe and Virgil Pinard. Both boys went to scholl there for a few years. I have been told that they had Indian blood. Both boys were given papers from school to have their dad sign, so when they were 21, both boys would get 160 acres of Indian Land. Please contact Nancy Reeves. I have a webpage with more info about the REAVES/REEVES

BOND, PEIRSON, SIMMONS 12-18-98
I am looking for information about my Gr. Grandparents, Isam R. BOND and Elmira PEIRSON BOND. I would like also information on my grandparents, Lester and Ethel Mildred BONDS SIMMONS, all of which lived in Kiowa County. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Please contact Paula Simmons Czesak

BOTT Family 12-18-98
James Harlen BOTT, b. Feb. 20, 1870 Iowa, d. Aug. 3, 1946, m. Mattie J. MCDORMAN. Their child Ruby Mae BOTT was my grandmother. She married a Kirby Smith WRIGHT and her daughter Sarah Francis WRIGHT was my mother. I am looking for relations on the BOTT family. Please contact Mary Ann Dunlap

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