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Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
February 1, 1946, pg 1
[large front page article of about 4 columns]

Carl C. Magee 
Retired Editor
Civid Aid, Dies

Heart Ailment Is Fatal for inventor of Parking Meter

Carl C. Magee, 73, widely known crusading newspaper editor and civic leader here, died late Thursday night at St. Anthony hospital. His death was attributed to coronary thrombosis.

The former editor, president of Magee-Hale Park-O-Meter Co. at the time of his death, had been in the hospital since January 23. He had been suffering from influenza for several weeks but had continued to go to his office until he was stricken and taken to the hospital.

Earlier this week Magee's condition was believed improved, but he suffered a relapse Thursday afternoon and died a few hours later.

School teacher, lawyer, editor, inventor, business man and simultaneously, civic worker, Shriner and prominent Methodist layman - Magee crowded the experiences of several life-times into his 73 years. He credited his great energy to clean living.

His period of greatest national prominence probably was in the early 1920's during the New Mexico political fight which culminated in the Teapot Dome naval reserve scandal, and the downfall of Albert B. Fall, then secretary of the interior...

In 1895 Magee had marrrie Grace Griffin of Cedar  Falls, Iowa, and it was her illness with tuberculosis which finally caused him to move to New Mexico....

Carl C. Magee Jr. was killed in an airplane accident near Tulsa, Sept. 27, 1925...

surviving him are his son,Ted, living in Los Angeles; a daughter, Mrs. J. D. Grenko, Port Arthur, Texas; and four grandchildren ane two great grandchildren. The Guardin funeral home is in charge of arragemnts which are not yet complete.


Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
January 25, 1946, pg 38

Carl Magee, former newspaperman and the founder of the Dual Parking Meter Co., is in serious condition at the St. Anthony hospital, according to a hospital attendant...


Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
February 2, 1946, pg 16

Carl C. Magee Rites Set for 3 pm Sunday

Services for Carl C. Magee, 73, retired newspaper editor and civic leader, who died late Thursday night at St. Anthony hospital, will be a 3 pm Sunday in First Methodist church.

The body will lie in state all day Saturday until 1pm at Guardian Funeral Home, burial will be at 4 pm Monday in Rose Hill cemetery, Tulsa.

The former editor was president of the Magee-Hale Park-O-Meter, at the time of his death.

He came to Oklahoma City in 1927 and became editor of the Oklahoma News. After his resignation from the newspaper it was revealed he had invented a parking meter. It was tested in Oklahoma City and Dual Parking Meter Co. was formed.


Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
February 5, 1946, pg 5

Carl Magee Buried in Tulsa Beside Wife

Tulsa Feb 4 -- Carl C. Magee,73, former fiery southwestern editor an inventor of the parking meter, was buried here Monday afternoon beside his wife and a son killed while training to be a flier in World War I. He was an early-day Tulsa attoney, leaving here in 1919.


Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

June 15, 1936, pg 1

Mrs. Magee Dies; Services Set Tuesday

Mrs. Carl C. Magee [Grace Gertrude Griffin Magee] , 62 years old, wife of the former editor of the Oklahoma News, died at St. Anthony's hospital Sunday. She had been critically ill since May 17, when she suffereed a cerebral hemorrhage.

Services will be conducted at the First Methodist Episcopal  church at 2 pm Tuesday. She will be buried at Rose Hill cemetery, Tulsa, Wednesday.

Mrs. Magee is survived by her husband, a daughtger, Mrs. J. D. Grenko, Tulsa, a son, Ted, Hollywood, Calif.; a brother, C. J. Griffin, Montezuma, Iowa and three granddaughters.s


Found these Magee family burials listed at Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 5, 2007.

Magee, Alene G., bur. 6/6/1973, Sec. Highland (14) L-109 #3
Magee, Anna Catherine, bur. 11/27/1924, Sec. Lyndale (12) L-297
Magee, Carl C., bur. 2/4/1946, Sec. Eastlawn (11) L-167 #2
Magee, Carl, bur. 9/30/1925, Sec. Eastlawn (11) L-167
Magee, Charles E., bur. 10/12/1969, Sec. Highland (14) L-109 #4
Magee, Erma W., bur. 9/30/1983, Sec. Lyndale (12) L-297 #1
Magee, Grace, bur. 6/17/1936, Sec. Eastlawn (11) L-167
Magee, Harold, bur. 9/1/1916, Sec. Graceland (6) L-384
Magee, Maurice, bur. 9/11/1974, Sec. Lyndale (12) L-297 #2
Magee, Theodore, bur. 11/9/1949, Sec. Eastlawn (11) L-167 #1


Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
September 28, 1925 pg 1

Carl C. Magee On Way To Scene of Deaths

Albuquerque, NM -  Sept 27 - Carl C. Magee,Albuquerque editor and father of Carl C. Magee, Jr. who was killed when an airplane in which he was riding crashed Saturday near Broken Arrow, Okla, is enroute to Tulsa, OK. He announced before leaving here Sunday afternoon that funeral arrangements would not b made until he arrived in Tulsa.


August 22, 1925

Carl Magee, Stormy Editor Fighting Enemy, Judge Leahy, Kill Bystander By Accident

Novembe 3, 1949  

Ted Magee's Rites Planned Here Saturday

copy in paperport

 


Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
January 25, 1946, pg 38

Carl Magee, former newspaperman and the founder of the Dual Parking Meter Co., is in serious condition at the St. Anthony hospital, according to a hospital attendant...


Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 19, 1936, pg 7

Mrs. Carl Magee Is Moved to Hospital

Mrs. Carl Magee, 63 years old, who became seriously ill Sunday at her home, 1912 Northwest Eighteenth street, was moved to St. Anthony's hospital Monday. Her condition was reported slightly improved.

Physicians describe her illness as "very serious" but held out hope for her recovery.


Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
February 2, 1946, pg 16

Carl C. Magee Rites Set for 3 pm Sunday

Services for Carl C. Magee, 73, retired newspaper editor and civic leader, who died late Thursday night at St. Anthony hospital, will be a 3 pm Sunday in First Methodist church.

The body will lie in state all day Saturday until 1pm at Guardian Funeral Home, burial will be at 4 pm Monday in Rose Hill cemetery, Tulsa.

The former editor was president of the Magee-Hale Park-O-Meter, at the time of his death.

He came to Oklahoma City in 1927 and became editor of the Oklahoma News. After his resignation from the newspaper it was revealed he had invented a parking meter. It was tested in Oklahoma City and Dual Parking Meter Co. was formed.


Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
February 5, 1946, pg 5

Carl Magee Buried in Tulsa Beside Wife

Tulsa Feb 4 -- Carl C. Magee,73, former fiery southwestern editor an inventor of the parking meter, was buried here Monday afternoon beside his wife and a son killed while training to be a flier in World War I. He was an early-day Tulsa attoney, leaving here in 1919.


Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 19, 1936, pg 7

Mrs. Carl Magee Is Moved to Hospital

Mrs. Carl Magee, 63 years old, who became seriously ill Sunday at her home, 1912 Northwest Eighteenth street, was moved to St. Anthony's hospital Monday. Her condition was reported slightly improved.

Physicians describe her illness as "very serious" but held out hope for her recovery.


Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
January 09, 1937, pg 1

Carl C. Magee Kin Dies in California

Perci al E. magee, 51 year-old Los Angles, Calif. attorney, brother of Carl C. Magee, city parking meter company president, died of pneumonia Friday, according to the Associated Press.  Other survivors include his wife, three children, and two other brothers, Biship J. Ralph Magee of the Methodist Episcopal church, aned Rev. John Magee, Methodist minister at Seattle, Wash.


Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
September 28, 1925 pg 1

Magee Estate Left to Son and Daughter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Source: The Oklahoman.

Contributed by Marti Graham, March 2007. Information posted as courtesy to researchers. The contributor is not related to nor researching any of the above.

 

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