Carter County Citizen
Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
Thursday, September 4, 1930
Mrs. E. A. WALLIS
Mrs. E. A. WALLIS, 70 years old, a resident of Childress, Texas, for a number of years, and mother of M. M. WALLIS of Ardmore, died early Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. R. CARTER, of Wichita Falls after a long illness. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, LARKIN WALLIS, by Rev. J. T. GRISWOLD, pastor of the First Methodist Church. The body was laid to rest in Childress cemetery.
Mrs. WALLIS was born in Jamestown, Arkansas on June 6, 1860. She was married there in 1883 and went with her husband to Texas in 1907. The family moved to Childress in 1915 and Mrs. Wallis made her home there until about four years ago. She was the mother of 13 children, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. One, Mrs. MARTHA EVILINE KEELE, died in 1923. Surviving are seven sons: F. E. WALLIS of Gainesville; M. M. WALLIS of Ardmore; LARKIN WALLIS of Childress; C. M. , R. L., E. A. Jr. and C. H. WALLIS of Oakland, California; and five daughters, Mrs. CARTER of Wichita Falls; Mrs. J. J. HENDERSON of Fort Worth; Mrs. CARRIE WALLIS KEELE of Dimmett, Texas; Mrs. VIVA BONNINGTON of Oakland, California; and Miss JEWELL WALLIS, who lived with her mother.
Mrs. DICK PIKE, Mrs. CHARLEY WOLFE, TULL BROWN and HELEN WOLFE, his finance from the Coline lease at Oil City, came to Equal Rights Friday, August 29, after Mr. and Mrs. CARROLL, Mrs. Pike’s daughter and son-in-law. A big time was had motoring back. Songs were sang.
Miss JOSIE DAVIS, friend of Mrs. Carroll, visited here. Miss Davis is just home from Stillwater where she has been attending Oklahoma A. & M.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. CARROLL entertained the young people of Equal Rights last Thursday with a masquerade party.
Equal Rights school enrollment is dropping. Several have stopped to help on the farm.The school superintendent, E. A. DICKSON, visited the school.
Mrs. R. R. PRITCHARD and daughter RUTH of Equal Rights visited in Ardmore.
The seventh grade home economics class at Equal Rights had two practical lessons. In their textbook they learned t make cocoa, broil bacon and poach eggs. Since none in the class liked poached eggs, they decided to devil the eggs and serve with broiled bacon. The class, consisting of BERNICE WATSON and DOROTHY PRITCHARD, served the dishes to their teacher, Mrs. Carroll, and their friend, Miss STRINGER.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. STRINGER of Equal Rights visited her parents at Blanchard.
EULA, CLARENCE, ELOISE, INEZ, A. G. and ROBERTA STINGER took their lunch and went to Turner Falls for an outing.
Mrs. MYRTLE HOOVEN of Provence gave a party to which many Equal Rights young people attended.
Thursday, October 9, 1930
O. B. WILSON 33 and Miss LOIS WOOD BYRD, 34, both of Dallas.
JACK COLLINS 21 of Marsden and Miss MOLLIE HOLBROOK 18 of Brock.
HOLLEY E. ROSE 32 of Stamford, Texas and Miss EDNA LOUISE BURWELL 32 of Breckenridge, Texas.
C. H. REYNOLDS 21 and Miss MABEL CHEVES 18 both of Mannsville.
ROY LALOUR 31 of Los Angeles, California and Miss MARIE COMPTON 28 of Louisville, Texas.
P. R. BUTLER 27 and Miss ALTA MAY HARRISON 21 both of Ardmore.
TULL BROWN 21 and Miss HELEN WOLFE 18 both of Oil City.
County Court Notes
Cases dismissed against: BOB MARUTSKY, CHARLES E. SMITH, URIE SMITH, BARNEY WARD, J. A. YATES and CHARLEY POWELL.
Demurer in the defense of the cases of JOHN PRUITT and BILL WOMACK was sustained and cases dismissed.
Bonds of J. THOMAS, WOMACK MULLENS, ED NORTON and CHARLEY DAVIDSON were forfeited when the defendants failed to appear for trial.
C. D. SMITH was granted a divorce from JUDY SMITH. They lived together 10 days after their marriage June 1. Smith alleges cruelty.
MARIE SANDLIN granted a divorce from B. R. SANDLIN. They were married in 1923 and lived together until September 1930. She charges cruelty.
JEWELL QUINN, wife of ALFORD QUINN, alleges neglect of duty in her petition for divorce. They were married in 1927 and have two children. She asks for $5 000 alimony to be paid at $25 per month.
Jury Duty: H. S. HORTON, N. W. GRISHAM, LUTHER PAYNE, S. D. HAWKINS, M. TALLEY, M. N. FOWLER, J. H. FERGUSON, CLAUDE ARNOLD, W. B. WILEY, N. E. NALL, J. M. CROSBY, T. J. POLLOCK, J. C. DILLARD, S. J. SEBASTINE, J. H. NICHOLSON, J. O. STROUD, R. L. BOWMAN, J. O. BENTON.
Thursday, October 16, 1930
Officer’s Death Quickly Revenged by Brother’s Gun
After his brother BABE PRUITT, Berwyn constable, died in a hospital here Sunday afternoon from bullet wounds inflicted by SEMI ROBINSON, negro, CLAUDE PRUITT shot and killed the negro after driving him from another part of the hospital.
The negro was already suffering from a bullet wound in his lung inflicted during a gun fight at a dice game the officers had raided Saturday night in the mountains near Berwyn. He fled from the negro ward of the hospital as Claude Pruitt entered the door and ran half a mile before his pursuer sent a bullet. Claude Pruitt surrendered voluntarily to the officers.
The deaths of constable Pruitt and Robinson were but ten minutes apart. Claude Pruitt dashed from his brother’s deathbed to the negro ward.
The affair which ended the lives began in a lonely mountain shanty. BABE PRUITT and CECIL CROSBY, Berwyn officers, were met with rifle fire when they attempted to arrest participants in the dice game at the place. Bullets in his groin, Pruitt returned fire and shot wounded Robinson in the lung. Both were brought to the Von Keller hospital.
McKown Satisfied with Canning Profit
W. L. MCKOWN, well known industrious farmer living 1 ½ miles south of Lone Grove, is pleased with the results of the canning demonstration held at his place Wednesday by county home demonstrator, Mrs. MINNIE B. CHURCH. The calf weighed about 102 pounds, worth about $6 in cash. Taking the canning proposition, he realized $13.80 in canned meats, 56 cents for the hide and divided about 1/3 of the calf with neighbors. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. MADDOX and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. BAKER.
JOHN BUCK and family of Kingston were in Ardmore en route to Healdton to attend the funeral of Mrs. GORRELL LASTIER who died Sunday.
Can the Calf and Pig Save the Difference
L. G BELL of the Mount Washington district is another wide awake farmer who believes in preparing for the winter and making the most of his young beef. He reports canning demonstration by Mrs. Minnie B. Churchman completely sold him on the thrifty manner of conserving the product and getting about three times in valued. He had a calf of about 120 pounds worth about $8 cash. He got $27.83 from the canning demonstration.