The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Sunday, November 24, 1929
Aged Man Killed by Train
Enid, Nov. 23: FRANK PRIEST, age 71, was killed instantly today when he walked in front of a southbound Santa Fe passenger train at Marshal near here, while delivering papers. .. Priest, who had lived in Marshal since 1894, is survived by his widow, two sons and two daughters.
Former Ardmore Man Dies in Texas
B. F. WILKES, former resident of Ardmore, died at his home at Pittsburg, Texas Saturday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted from the home this afternoon. He was a brother of T. J. WILKES who died in Ardmore 14 years ago. TOM WILKES of Ardmore left Saturday to attend the funeral.
Love County Man Admits
G. W. THOMPSON, who lives in Love County and was arrested in Healdton by MONROE GUNTER and DWIGHT BELL , admitted to chicken theft.
Davis, Nov. 23:
Funeral for Mrs. Russell
Funeral services for Mrs. IRENE RUSSELL were held Monday at the Methodist church, Rev. TUCKER, JULIUS, and FERGUSON officiating. It was attended by a large crowd of friends who contributed a beautiful array of flowers. Burial was in Green Hill cemetery. Mrs. Russell was born five miles southwest of Davis on Sept. 23, 1899 and had spent most of her life here. Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. STRICKLAND; two sisters Mrs. LENA FIGET and WILLIE MAE STRICKLAND, all of Oklahoma City. Out of town relatives at the funeral were: her husband, her parents, two sisters, Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT GUDARIAN of Shawnee. Out of town friends at the funeral were Mrs. GUS GRAVES, Mrs. TOMALY and son TOM, Mrs. WHEELER, Mrs. WILBANKS and Mrs. W. L. ROGERS, all of Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST SOSBEE and Miss GLADYS KNAPP of Seminole.
Healdton Oil Man Dies
Funeral services for ARTHUR G. DEAN, superintendent of the Empire Pipeline Co. and well known resident of Healdton,will be held Monday afternoon at Healdton. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore, arranged by Harvey Bros. Mr. Dean died at an Ardmore hospital. He is survived by his wife and two sons, ARTHUR J. and WARREN. He has been a resident of Healdton for many years…He was a Methodist and a Mason. (long obit from front page Tuesday, Nov. 26, stating: ARTHUR GARFIELD DEAN was born at Bradford, Pa., March 1, 1881, and died at Ardmore Nov. 22, 1929, age 48 years.He was the son of ROBERT and MARY DEAN. He married at Jonesboro, Indiana on March 16, 1907 to Mrs. PERMILLIA CURTIS. To this union, two sons were born, ARTHUR and WARREN.)
Woman Burned Severely
Wirt, Nov. 23: Mrs. W. E. ANDERSON is in serious condition as a result of burns she sustained Friday. Her clothing taking fire from an open stove, Mrs. Anderson ran from the house screaming. Neighbors rushed to her assistance. Her husband, who was in Pauls Valley at the time, has been summoned.
Provence Man to Terrace Farm
H. L. HOLT, who lives near Provence, is making arrangements to terrace his farm and the terrace lines will be laid by O. L. PUTMAN, county farm agent. Holt’s farm is located in one of the best fruit and truck growing sections of the county.
J. A. UNDERSHILL Dies
Madill, Nov. 23: J. A. UNDERHILL, age 65, died unexpectedly at his home 3 ½ miles from Madill last night from acute indigestion. He had been active in democratic politics for years and at the time of his death, was serving as road supervisor for this district. He was a member of the Christian church and the Masonic fraternity. Besides his wife, he is survived by three son, HOLMES, athletic director at Henson; AUDRY, teacher at Bucholts; AUBREY at San Francisco.
Madill, Nov. 23:
Oakland Woman Dies
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday for Mrs. SAMANTHY/SAMANTHA A. HAWKINS, pioneer resident of Oakland, one mile west of Madill, who died Saturday following several months of illness. Services were held at the Baptist church of Madill, conducted by Rev. GEORGE A. DALE, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Tuesday, November 26, 1929
Loco, Nov. 26: ASHLEY H. ELLIS, EULAN FRIES and BUREN MALONE attended the footgame at Norman between O.U. and O. A. & M..
Miss CARRIE GREEN, student at O.U., was at home for the weekend here.
H. L. COLEMAN and family, and Miss FIELDS of Pernell visited here.
GUY BENSON, who has been here with his family for two weeks, returned to San Antonio where he has been taking treatments for several months.
The junior class play will be presented in the gymnasium Tuesday night.
Miss ILA YEARY visited at Elmore City.
Mrs. L. J. GIBBS, suffering from heart trouble, is better.
JOHN FRIELDS, E. E. POE of Loco and JACK MEANS of Pruitt City are at Electra, Texas in court. Means’ son was shot by another man while on a oil field job. He is being tried for murder.
Supt. WARREN of the Velma schools was here on school business.
G. R. PRESLEY and family were called to the bedside of a sick uncle in north Texas.
Miss CLARA SANDERS visited her father at Duncan.
Mr. andMrs. ALVA GARRETT of Fox visited in Loco.
Rev. J. R. CULWELL, formerly pastor of the Loco Methodist church, moved to the Oklahoma panhandle. His place was taken by Rev. LLOYD SANDERS, formerly of Wirt and Healdton.
Wednesday, November 27, 1929
F. DAVIS Dies at Home at Dillard
F. DAVIS, age 76, died at his home at Dillard Wednesday morning. He had lived in this community many years and was in business at Oil City in earlier year, but had been in business at Dillard the past six or seven years. Dr. A. B. DAVIS of Wilson is his father, and he has two sons, one in Arkansas and one in California.
WILLIAM DOVE, Pioneer, Dies
WILLIAM DOVE, pioneer of Ardmore, died Tuesday night at his home, 303 E St. NW from which the funeral will be conducted Thursday afternoon by Rev. C. L. BROOKS of the First Methodist church. Bearers will be SAM LANE, W. C. BAKER, M. M. GRIFFITH, L. M. THURSTON, B. W. DUKE and J. L. GEORGE. Harvey Bros. has charge. Dove is survived by two sons, CLINT of Ardmore and ERIC of Marietta, and a grandson THOMAS ROBERT FRENSLEY. William Dove was 77 years old. He came here from Texas in July 1894 when Ardmore was a hamlet and located on a farm east of the city where he engaged in farming and stock raising for several years. Later he moved to Ardmore and engaged in real estate, continuing his farming activities on the side.His death followed a prolonged illness.
Oklahoma Girl Is Killed in Arizona
Casa Grande, Arizona, Nov. 27: Miss VIRGIE WILLIAMS, age 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN WILLIAMS of Maud, Oklahoma, was killed and 12 other persons injured in an accident near here yesterday in which three autos figured. Two cars collided and a third auto plowed into the wreckage. The car containing the girl was driven by her sister, MABEL WILLIAMS. Other members of the Williams family were occupants of the auto. They were injure but not seriously.
Youth Accidentally Shot Removed Home
JAMES L. CAIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. BYRD, 312 Fourth Ave SW, was taken home from the Hardy sanitarium where he received treatment for a gunshot wound. He was accidentally shot by a schoolmate while bird hunting at Lone Grove.
Mrs. Lou Webster Dies at Lone Grove
Mrs. LOU WEBSTER, 75, pioneer citizen of this section, died at her home at Lone Grove Wednesday afternoon after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted from the First Baptist church at Lone Grove Thursday afternoon. Interment was at Lone Grove cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home.
Friday, November 29, 1929
Carter County Pioneer Dies
Funeral of JAMES F. DAVIS, pioneer merchant of Carter county, was conducted Thursday from the Methodist church at Ardmore. Burial at Hewitt cemetery was directed by Bettes funeral home with Masonic services at the grave. Bearers were members of the Masonic fraternity of Milo and Wilson. … He is survived by his wife; five sons and two daughters, The sons are WALDO of Roswell, N.M.; WARD of Little Rock, Ark.; LAINE and CLAY of Duncan; DWIGHT of Dillard. The daughters are Mrs. VERDA NEWTON of Wilson and Miss IVONNE DAVIS of Oklahoma City. Two brothers, A. L. DAVIS of Chickasha and Dr. DAVIS of Wilson , and three sisters in Wilson, Earlsboro and Barnsdall, are among the survivors.
Wynnewood, Nov. 29: The Wirt Franklin filling station on Commercial avenue was leased by WALTER and WILLIAM DOUGHERTY.
Funeral services were held at the family residence Sunday afternoon for Mrs. T. L. KNIGHT, who passed away Saturday after a lingering illness, by Rev. A. S. CAMERON, assisted by Rev. R. D. SHELTON. With Mrs. J. A. LAWRENCE at the piano, a quartet, Mrs. ARCH ROLLOW, Mrs. GARNER ROLLOW, JOHN MCGIBONY and Dr. G. D. SMITH, sang. Pallbearers were J. A. LAWRENCE, G. P. ROLLOW, C. E. KENNEDY, TOM BLYTHE, R. H. MITCHELL, PAUL BAKER and JOHN JENNINGS. CARRIE ZANELMA LIVINGSTON was born at Oxford, Miss., Aug. 29, 1875. She was married to THOMAS LAMAR KNIGHT in 1894 and to this union were born six children, four of whom survive: Mrs. O. L. FROST of Phoenix, Arizona; R. L. KNIGHT of Long Beach, California; DANIEL KNIGHT, HELEN KNIGHT and husband T. I. KNIGHT of this city. Mrs. Knight was a pioneer of Wynnewood, having moved here after her marriage. She was a woman of sweet Christian character, wonderful mother to her family, king and patient. She will be sorely missed…Out of town people at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. ROBIN KNIGHT of Oklahoma City and W. A. FROST of Durant.
Mrs. Collins’ Funeral
Funeral services were held here Wednesday at the Baptist church for Mrs. BILL COLLINS, who passed away Monday night at her home in Bristow, following an operation for appendicitis, by Rev. R. D. SHELTON, pastor. Miss INA TROUT was married to BILL COLLINS on Sept. 26, 1925 and to this union were two children. Besides her husband and two children, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. TROUT, one sister and three brothers.
Tenant Farmer Is Successful
..Six years ago, NORRIS OAKMAN contracted with HUGH MCGILL to till McGill’s farms. McGill was looking for someone to farm according to his ideas and get into the livestock business. The men made a trade on a 50-50 basis for the livestock, beginning with 2 or 3 Jersey dairy cows, few hogs, and some poultry, and that’s all. They now have about 50 head of purebred Jersey dairy cattle to bring in cream checks every month; 150 head of beef cattle, large poultry flocks including turkeys and geese. One of these farms, southwest of Lone Grove, has 160 acres, cultivated in diverse crops, no cotton. The home place, where the livestock is kept, is four miles northwest of Springer, 360 acres divided into farm and pasture land.
Sunday, December 1, 1929
Pioneer Oil Man Passes Away in Minnesota
News of the death of J. B. SCHERMERHORN, who died Saturday morning at the Mayo hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, was sent to C. W. TOMLINSON in Ardmore, who is in charge of Schermerhorn oil interests in Oklahoma and Texas. Mr. Tomlinson and F. W. MERRICK left in the LLOYD NOBLE airplane for Kansas City to transfer to Minneapolis. .. Schermerhorn is survived by his widow, sons ROBERT and EDWARD, and daughter Mrs. HENRY SHERMAN who resides in Tulsa. … he was one of the pioneer operators in the Healdton field…his father was a Presbyterian missionary among the Choctaws… council made Schermerhorn a member of the tribe… his allotment was one of the richest section of the Healdton oil field…
Woman’s Death Investigated
Durant, Nov. 30: The body of Mrs. A. J. EASTEP is being examined for traces of poison… Mrs. ILA HUGHES confessed that Mr. EASTEP killed her husband then told her he would kill his wife…
Daughters Find Parents Slain
Denton, Texas, Nov. 30: Three young daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. BOWMAN, returning home near Pilot Point after a Thanksgiving holiday in Dallas, found their father dead with his throat cut and their mother beaten to death.
Madill, Nov. 30;
Mrs. J. W. PARRISH Laid to Rest
Mrs. J. W. PARRISH, age 67, died at her home in Madill Friday morning from double pneumonia. Mrs. Parrish had been a resident of Madill the past 15 years where she was an active member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, her son, CLYDE PARRISH who lives with his parents, Mrs. MYRTLE TURNER of Sparks, STEVE PARRISH of Powell, BABE PARRISH of the firm Barber & Parrish at Madill; Mrs. FAYE CHANEY and Mrs. GIRT SULLIVAN of Madill. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. W. WEBB, pastor.
Tuesday, December 3, 1929
Hour for the funeral of EDITH DAWSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WOODY DAWSON of Wirt, has been changed to 10 o’clock Wednesday morning from St. Mary’s Catholic church. Rev. McGreedy will officiate at the funeral. Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros.
Three murder cases are to be tried before ASA WALTON, district court. L. O. MAJORS and son WALLACE MAJORS are charged with the murder of WALTER GINN and MAX LIVENGOOD, alleged burglars, slain in a gun battle in front of the Majors’ general store at Pooleville. ANDY COMBS is charged with the murder of his cell mate WILLIE GIBSON in the county jail, and CHARLES WILLIAMS, who shot through a door and killed a negro CURTIS CHEERY.
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. STAGGS, 922 C St SE, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Wednesday, Dec. 18. They were married on this date at Paris, Texas. Most of their married life has been in Ardmore where they have lived 36 years. They have four children, Mrs. O. A.MORRIS who is the wife of the pastor of the Methodist church at Purcell; Mrs. RUTH ALEXANDER of Chattanooga, Tenn.; FLETCHER STAGGS of San Diego, Calif.; and HOMER STAGGS of Ardmore.
Thursday, December 5, 1929
Carter County Pioneer Passes
JAMES S. ALVERSON, pioneer of Carter county, died Wednesday at Pernell. His body was brought to Ardmore and burial took place Thursday afternoon from Harvey Bros.with Rev. ELBERT M. WHITWELL of the First Christian church officiating. Bearers of the body were O. W. ANDERTON, GEORGE EVANS, CON KIERSEY, HALE DUNN, WALTER COLBERT, and JESS DUNN. Alverson was 79 years old. He was one of the real pioneers of this section. He was known as the wheat king in southern Oklahoma. His home was at Woodford where he lived for many years.
Henryetta Man Killed by Car
Henryetta, Dec. 5; T. F. RUMSEY, 54, operator of a small café on the outskirts of Henryetta, was killed late yesterday when struck by a car driven by W. K. CONNER, Beggs oil worker.