The Daily Ardmoriete
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, January 8, 1942
Marriage licenses: FREEMAN F. ARMSTRONG of Overbrook to LOREASE JEWELL CARROLL of Wilson; DARWIN C. STANLEY of Seattle, Washington to MARGARET LUCILLE WOERS of Ardmore; CLAUDE JOHNSON of Duncan to VERA GERTRUDE CARROLL of Wheeler.
Friday, January 9, 1942
Funeral to Be Held
Funeral services for the late BOB REED will be at Woodford Saturday afternoon according to advice received here by GEORGE COFFMAN, principal of Jefferson school. Reed died at his home in eastern Oklahoma where he has lived the past 10 years. Prior to that, he was a ginner in southern Oklahoma for many years. He operated a gin at Brock and later lived at Wilson.
Marriage license: CECIL C. ROUTT and DESS COPELAND both of Burneyville
Divorce filed: ALICE WILSON vs JOHN B. GILMORE
Mr. and Mrs. MARK KIRKPATRICK of Chicago, Illinois returned home after a visit with his mother, Mrs. MARK KIRKPATRICK of 612 McLish. This is their first visit since their marriage several years ago.
Colored Woman to Do War Work
Mrs. T. B. MITCHELL, colored, known as CLEO CHERRY, is leaving for Los Angeles to do war work and to join her husband who is doing aviation work for the government.. She is a graduate of Douglas high school and two full years at Langston university and studied there through four summers.
Sick list: Miss PATRICIA CLARY, Miss TOMMIE GREEN, Mrs. L. F. KELLEY, Mrs. JACK HOGUE, TOM PULLS of the Magnolia production dept.
The funeral of JESSE ORSEN LUCAS was conducted Sunday afternoon in the West Main Church of Christ in Healdton with GEORGE H. STPEHENSON, pastor, preaching the sermon. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Pallbearers were A. W. SHAVER, TOM SANDERS, F. L. CHAPMAN, JOHN RANDOLPH, J. B. FARRELL and JACK RABLE. He died following a paralytic stroke at the home of GUS WILSON at Dundee, his employer. He was well known in the Dundee community where he resided. Surviving are his widow, four sons MERLE of Ardmore, EARL, WAYNE and T. L. of Healdton and Wirt; three daughters BOBBIE JEAN, Mrs. OPAL HOGUE both of Healdton, and Mrs. VICTOR RUSSELL, two brothers and three sisters.
Miss RUBY WOODS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. WOODS of Aylesworth, and MAX KENNAN were married at Durant Thanksgiving day by Rev. S. B. RICKERSON. She attended Aylesworth high school and has been employed at the Madill beauty shop for some years. He has worked at Pure oil field near Madill the past two years and is the son of W. M. KENNAN of Springdale, Arkansas.
Funeral services for GEORGE EARL MASSEY, 65, were held privately at the Watts funeral home chapel Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Massey, who had been in ill health and in the hospital the past 27 years, was born at Gordonville, Texas Nov. 6, 1875. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. MAGGIE WOODS and Mrs. MYRTLE HERRIN both of Kingston and two brothers, BEN R. MASSEY of Patterson, New Jersey, and JERRY C. MASSEY of Washington, D. C., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held for HENRY WYNNE, 31, Marshall county night jailer, were held at the First Baptist Church here Thursday afternoon. Rev. D. L. RILEY was in charge, assisted by JOHN W. PIGG of the Church of Christ. Interment was at the Madill Legion cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home. Pallbearers were BASIL ADAMSON, PAUL VANDERVORT, SALLIE PERRYMAN, ROY LOCKHART, CHARLES BROWN and JACK LIVINGSTON. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. MINNIE WYNNE of Aylesworth, four brothers, CLARENCE WYNNE of Shawnee, FRANK WYNNE of Oklahoma City, BUDDIE WYNNE of Hope, Arkansas and LEE WYNNE of Mission, Texas.
Mannsville Woman Died
Mrs. BELLE SEARS, 45, mother of three sons and two daughters, who died in an Oklahoma City hospital, was buried at Mannsville Saturday morning. Mrs. Sears was making her home with her mother in Mannsville when she became ill.
Farm near Springer
C. B. SMITH is located on a farm of 170 acres, which he owns on Grindstone Creek 3 miles west of Springer. The creek runs most of the year and provides plenty of stock water. He has Jersey and Guernsey cattle. He sells cram and feeds milk to his hogs. He raised corn, cotton, grain, and livestock. He uses two mule teams and does not own a tractor. For 36 years he has lived in the same community and for 30 years has lived on the same farm.
Monday, January 12, 1942
Kills His Ex-Wife, Self
El Reno, Jan. 12: After an argument in his apartment here last night, LEON MILLER, 52, shot and killed his divorced wife, PAULER GOBER, 24, of Shawnee and then ended his own life. …TYLER SOUTHARD, 18, nephew of Miss Gober, accompanied her to Miller’s place for a visit. He told authorities the couple started drinking and quarreling then the man suddenly pulled out a pistol and ordered Southard to get out. While Southard hurried to the police, the shootings took place. Miller had resided here for some years, employed as a railroad brakeman. He and the victim were married last June 14 but separated within two weeks and he obtained a divorce last July. ..Miss GOBER was visiting a sister, Mrs. E. L. SOUTHARD here… Funeral arrangements for Miss Gober are not completed. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. GOBER of Shawnee. Miller’s body will be shipped to Sherman, Texas for interment.
Carter County 89’er Succumbs
GEORGE EDWIN DONOVAN Dies at Home Seven Miles East of City
Funeral services for George Edwin Donovan, 82, veteran Carter County 89’er who died Sunday at his home seven miles east of town, were held in the Provence cemetery Monday. Rev. W. L. RECTOR of the First Orthodox Baptist church officiated and burial was in the Provence cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. SALLIE DONOVAN, son GEORG EM. DONOVAN of Ardmore, two stepdaughters, QUEENIE STRATHAM of Oklahoma City and VIRGINIA M. VOLINO of Ardmore, two stepsons JOSEPH M. VOLINO of Ardmore and MELTON SILVIA of Oklahoma City, and eight grandchildren. Pallbearers were ED MCKEE, ED GRAHAM, LEE LOUDERMILK, IVAN HOLLEY, CLAUDE HOLDEN and LLOYD FAIR. Donovan had been in ill health for several years. He was born in Maine Feb. 11, 960 and came to Oklahoma in 1889. On Dec. 31, 1920 he married SALLIE VOLINO at Provence. He had lived in Carter county 30 years.
Marriage licenses: COLUMBUS NERO of Woodford and GLADYS LIGONS of Newport; JOHN T. MORRIS of Frederick and JEWELL ROSE of Ardmore.
Divorce filed: WILLIE LEE WILSON vs HENRY WILSON; ULDENE MERRYMAN vs CARL S. MERRYMAN; JUANITA POE vs JOE POE
Tuesday, January 13, 1942
Kindred Return after Bettes Funeral Rites
Relatives were here for the funeral of the late A. F. BETTES then returned home. Here were Mr. and Mrs. W. A. KISTLER of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. CRINER and daughter CAROL JEAN of Forsan, Texas; Mrs. J. J. TAYLOR and sons NOLEN and JOSEPH of Dallas, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. BETTES of Paris, Texas.
New Mexico Girl Bride
The marriage on Nov. 14 at Bernallilo, New Mexico of Miss MARY COOK of Albuquerque, and NORMAN A. MORRIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOE E. MORRIS of 230 South Mill St. is announced. She is the foster-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. FRED B. BIRD of Albuquerque and a student at Western College for Private Secretaries in Albuquerque. Mr. Morris is a graduate of Ardmore high school and the air corps technical school at Chanute Field, Illinois. He had been in a group of troops en route to Manilla, P. I, when war was declared then was ordered to return to Bakersfield.
Mr. and Mrs. RAY SHURLEY named their daughter, born Jan. 8, JANET LEE. Mrs. Shurley is the former Miss MARGARET FULLINGTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. G. FULLINGTON of Hoxbar. Mr. Shurley is the son fo Mr. and Mrs. J. C. SHURLEY also of Hoxbar. E. P. SCHOLZ of Hoxbar and Mrs. I. H. FULLINGTON of 1050 First Ave. NW are great-grandparents.
Funeral for Hunting Victim
Madill, Jan. 13: Marshall county’s first hunting accident victim of the year was buried at Powell Monday afternoon. Funeral service for JIMMIE NEWTON HARGIS, 19, were conducted by Rev. SAM LAMBER at the Powell church. Interment was in the Powell cemetery. The boy and his cousin FRANK WOODS, 22, were returning from a rabbit hunt when Woods’ gun trigger caught on a fence as the two were crawling through. The 12 gauge shot struck Hargis. He died Saturday night. Surviving are his wife, NORA HARGIS, his parents Mr. and Mrs. JIM HARGIS of Powell, seven brothers and two sisters, TALMAGE, TOMMY, TROY, TED, ELMO, CLEO, LEON, Mrs. OLA COOMBS and Mrs. ORA KECK all of Powell.
Wednesday, November 14, 1942
Marriage license: L. L. SPANGLER and MARGARET LAVAY BRAMLETT both of Abilene, Texas.
Court; THOMAS JEFFERSON MAY by his uncle and next friend TOM AY vs MARY MAY, annulment of marriage.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HARLESS
Funeral service for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HARLESS, well known former Milo farmer who died Monday at his home at Soper, were held Wednesday in the Kingston Baptist church. Rev. TENNEYSON, pastor, officiated and burial was in the Kingston cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. CORA WEEMS of Boswell, Mrs. RUTH LEE of Soper, Mrs. NELLIE BUTLER of Milo, Mrs. ALBERT KYLE and OZELLE HARLESS of Brentwood, California; four sons, FLOYD and CLAUD HARLESS of Soper, ROY HARLESS of Brentwood, California and AUBREY HARLESS of Camp Roberts, Cal., one sister Mrs. NANNIE WARD of Milo, three brothers JOHN HARLESS of Farmersville, Texas, B. P. HARLESS of Milo and OIL HARLESS, unknown whereabouts, and 28 grandchildren. Harless was born May 12, 1868 in Alabama. He died after a brief illness. He moved from Boswell to Milo in 1926 and lived there until six weeks ago when he moved to Soper. He married ALLIE MITCHELL Agu. 23, 1892 in Ardmore, she died in 1905. Two years later he married ELLA OWESN Aug. 25 and she preceded him in death in 1938. Four children were born to the first union and five children the second union.
Thursday, January 15, 1942
Mrs. JESSE TRUE
Funeral services for Mrs. JESSE TRUE, who lived at the Confederate home the past three years, will be held at Fort Worth, Texas Friday morning. Bettes funeral home was in charge. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. TOM D. TAYLOR of Fort Worth, one sister, Mrs. R. L. WALLACE of Chickasha and three grandchildren. Mrs. True had been ill several years. She died early Thursday morning. She was born Aug. 3, 1870 in Gilmer, Texas. She had been a Christian since birth.
Friday, January 16, 1942
Marriage license: RAYMOND A. DONE of Davis and VIRGINIA LEE HICHLEY of Fort Worth, Texas.
Filed: E. L. REDMAN and ETHEL REDMAN vs QUINTON LITTLE, damages
ROBERT LIVELY, minor by J. S. LIVELY, his father and best friend, vs Harvey Bros. Funeral Home, damages
HELEN MORNING vs HARRY G. MORNING, divorce
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. ARMSTRONG of Fox announce the marriage of their daughter Miss LA NELL to O. B. JONES of Tulsa, son of Mr. and Mrs. NAVY JONES of Healdton. They were at Oklahoma City by Rev. J. HOWARD WILLIAMS, pastor of the First Baptist church there. Mr. and Mrs. EJLAN W. FRIELS of Tulsa were the attendants. She graduate from Fox high school and attended business college in Ardmore. She had been employed as assistant postmaster at Fox and then employed by the Anderson Appliance Co. at Duncan. He is employed by the Gulf Oil Co. at Tulsa.
Sunday, January 18, 1942
Mr. and Mrs. BELLOWS Married 50 Years
In contrast to the zero weather on their wedding day, Jan. 13, 1892, it was a springlike day last week when P. W. BELLOWS, age 72, and Mrs. BELLOWS, 65, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The couple were married near Blueridge, Texas. Children and grandchildren present in the Bellows home, 1021 Wolverton, were Mr. and Mrs. WALTER H. GILLIAM of Oklahoma City, Mrs. J. B. AVERYT and JOE LEE, O’DESSA and ANNA MAE, Mrs. ELBERT BELLOWS and sons WALTER WAYNE and WENDEL EARL of Overbrook and Miss ESTHER BELLOWS of Ardmore.The youngest present was 20 day old WENDELL EARL BELLOWS and the oldest 83 year old J. C. PACE ofGainesville, Texas, father of Mrs. P. W. BELLOWS.Other relatives present were Mrs. JIM PACE and daughters SULA, MARIE and GENE, Mr. and Mrs. TRUMAN PACE and daughter KATHERINE SUE, all of Gainesville. Members of the family unable to attend were Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST HUGHES of Latonia, Ky., ELBERT BELLOWS of Dallas, Texas and J. B. AVERYT and son WELDON of Graham. Mrs. JULIUS BROWN and daughter JUDY ANN were guests.
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. POPHAM of San Antonio, Texas announce the marriage of their niece, Miss JEAN EMERY, to PALMER BOLES, son of Mrs. Z. L. BOLES and the late Mr. Boles, 1308 McLish.
Mr. and Mrs. DARWIN C. STANLEY will be at home at Seattle, Washington. She is the former Miss MARGARET LUCILLE WOERTZ, daughter ro Mr. and Mrs. PAUL WOERTZ of 1302 McLish.
Mrs. MURRELL MATHEWS, Jr. of Ada,the former Miss LAWANA LINDSEY of Ardmore, was honored with a kitchen shower.
City Woman’s Father Passes
S. A. WILBORN of Palacios, Texas, a former resident of Sulphur, and father of Mrs. J. L. MURPHEY of 515 South Washington St. of Ardmore, passed away Thursday. Funeral services were held in his home town Palacios. Interment will be at Sulphur today. ..Mr. Wilborn was born at Pilot Point, Texas on Dec. 26, 1881.
Madill News, Jan. 17:
A number of Marshall county residents went to Edmond to attend the funeral of MART EDWARDS, former resident of Marshall county, age 72, who died Sunday at this home between Edmond and Arcadia. Mr. Edwards was the father of Mrs. W. L. MOORE of the Linn community and he and Mrs. Edwards have a large number of relatives in this county. Among the ones at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. MOORE, Mr. and Mrs. ROGER BAKER, M. HARTIN, WILLIS HARTIN, Mrs. P. POOL of Cumberland and others.
Funeral services were held at Kingston Wednesday afternoon for B. F. HARLESS, age 73, former Marshall county resident who died at his home in Carter county on Monday. Rev. J. S. TENNYSON was in charge of the funeral at the Kingston Baptist church arranged by Bettes funeral home. Burial was at Kingston cemetery.
J. W. STARKEY, formerly of the Weaverton community in the county, died Jan. 5 at Bonham, Texas. He was the father of N. H. STARKEY of Madill. He is survived by his wife, another son, three daughters and several grandchildren.
Marietta News, Jan. 17:
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the First Baptist church for CLAYBURN FRANKLIN JOHNSON, 77, who passed away Wednesday morning. Death came as a result of injuries received two months ago when he fell and broke his hip. The last rites were conducted by Rev. W. P. POLAND, assisted by W. B. BURKHART and burial was in the Lakeview cemetery arranged by Burton funeral home. Pallbearers were E. C. BURKHART, O. T. BURKHART, JOE COLLEY, O. C. REASONER and WILEY THOMAS. Johnson came to the Indian Territory in 1898 and lived here until the time of his death. He was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. JANIE JOHNSON; sons ROBERT, LEE, MAUT and WILLIE JOHNSON all of this community, and JOE VAUGHN JOHNSON of Ponca City, daughters Mrs. EUNICE CLARK of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. ERA MAY HYDEN of Oklahoma City, two brothers BERRY JOHNSON and WILLIE JOHNSON of the Oswalt community, one sister Mrs. W. L. ADAIR of Eagleville, Tennessee and nine grandchildren.
M. QUINN of Port Arthur, Texas, father of Mrs. W. B. MONROE of this city, passed away at his home in that city last Thursday. He will be remembered by many people in Love county. He lived 7 years in the Leon community and a number of years here. Funeral services were held Friday at the Port Arthur Church of Christ.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Thackerville for ROBERT HENDERSON MULLINS. The services were conducted by Rev. J. H. MILLER, assisted by Rev. LEONARD PAYNE and Rev. D. H. HUDSON. Mullins came to Love county in 1929 and lived here since. He was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. MYRTLE MULLINS, one son JACK MULLINS of Thackerville, daughters Mrs. BESSIE MAE MCCAGE, Miss LULA JEWEL, Miss UNA ALLIEN and Miss ALLIE RAY MULLINS of Thackerville. Pallbearers: JESS SHAFFORD, THURMON JOHNSON, ED CRELES, ARLIE ROBINSON, CLEVE HUDSON and W. T. DUNSWORTH. Burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery of Thackerville arranged by Burton funeral home.
Healdton News, Jan. 17
Miss IRENE GRISHAM of Graham and BILLY GENE COX of Healdton were untied in marriage Sunday night at the office of the justice of peace D. L. BENSON. She is the daughter of Mrs. C. B. GRISHAM of Graham. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN COX of Healdton.
Immediately following this ceremony, Miss ELLAWEAN DAVIS of Fox and PAUL RAYMOND MEASLES of this town were untied by justice Benson. She is the daughter of Mrs. W. D. DAVIS of Fox and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. MEASLES of Healdton.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. BROWN announce the marriage of their daughter Miss MAXINE to ALBERT WALLACE of Apache. They were married at Apache Jan. 7. She isa graduate of Healdton high school.
Mr. and Mrs. VAIL HONR announce the birth of a son Jan. 9.
Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE ALLEN announce the birth of a daughter Jan. 12.
Mr. and Mrs. AARON PARKER have a new daughter born Jan. 14. Mr. and Mrs. RILEY SIZEMORE are the maternal grandparents of SHARON LAFAYE.
Ringling News, Jan. 17:
W. H. Coaly Passes
W. H. COALY passed away at his home in the Mountain Home community suddenly Friday Jan. 9. He was born in Montague county, Texas 69 years ago and was married to Miss TENNIE PRUITT in 1894 in Texas. They came to Indian Territory and lived in the Mountain Home community for the past 24 years. In addition to his wife, the following children survive, CHARLIE COALY and Mrs. EVILEE HICKS of Ringling, CLARENCE COALY of Fox, UNA SULLIVAN of Eunice, New Mexico, 10 grandchildren; three brothers, ROSS of Lawton, ELBERT of Hollis and GAITHER in California. All the children and one brother Ross Coaly attended the funeral conducted by Rev. A. T. DAVIS of Ringling at Mountain Home Saturday afternoon. He was a devout member of the Church of Christ since a young man. Interment was in Dixie cemetery arranged by Richeson funeral home of Wilson.
Mrs. Mattie Stepp
Funeral rites were conducted at the Assembly of God church Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 13, by Rev. V. J. BOUTWELL for Mrs. MATTIE STEPP who died of a heart attack Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. FLOSSIE POLAND. She was born Aug. 29, 1878 and was 63 years of age at the time of her passing. She is survived by two sons, RUSSELL STEPP of Fox and MARVIN STEPP of Ringling, one daughter, Mrs. FLOSSIE POLAND, two brothers, and a host of other relatives. Interment was in the Dixie cemetery arranged by Richeson funeral home of Wilson.
Wilson News, Jan. 17
Services were held Sunday afternoon in Wilson at the Assembly of God church for Mrs. EDITH MAE CANNON, who died Friday in Ardmore following an illness of six weeks. Rev. C. E. BICE officiated, assisted by Rev. W. R. NICHOLS of Wilson. Burial was in the Hewitt cemetery arranged by Richeson funeral home. Mrs. Cannon was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CHARELS L. BURRIS of Wilson and was born April 18, 1903 in Mc Donald County, Missouri and had lived in Oklahoma 24 years. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. DEWEY STANFORD of Wilson, Mrs. LEONARD TAYLOR of Santa Barbara, California, four brothers, CLAUD BURRIS of Wilson, CLEO BURRIS of Wirt, ERNEST BURRIS of Lawton and EVERETT BURRIS of Healdton.
Rev. and Mrs. CLARENCE BOUNDS of Wilson announce the wedding of their daughter Mrs. FERN GARD to JOE PAYNE of Childress, Texas. They were married Jan. 10 in the home of the bride’s parents.
Miss VIRGINIA RUTH TAYLOR of Oklahoma City and H. L. JACKSON of Oklahoma, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. JACKSON of Wilson, were married in the First United Brethen church in Oklahoma City with Rev. FRANK CROSS reading the ceremony.
Davis News, Jan. 17:
The marriage of FRED L. RYAN in Davis to Miss CHRISTINE HOTCHKIN occurred at Antlers on Dec. 29, learned from the Antlers American paper, at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. CORY STEPHENSON. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. HOTCHKIN of Bennington. They will make their home in the Rio Grande valley.
After an illness of two months, E. R. KING, age 78, pioneer resident of Hennepin, passed away at his home there Jan. 1, 1942. Chronic nephritis was given as cause of death. Funeral services were held Friday at the Hennepin Baptist church in which he was a leader for ten years. Rev. JOHNNY WALKER, Baptist minister of Pauls Valley, and Rev. CARTER, Pentecostal minister at Hennepin, conducted the service. Interment was at Green Hill cemetery at Davis. Mr. King was born in Rome, Georgia in 1863. Leaving Georgia in early manhood, he went to Marietta where he resided about 15 years then located at Hennepin. He was a ginner and farmer. He is survived by one son, LLOYD of Hennepin and one daughter Mrs. DAISY LOONEY at Norman.
A daughter, named WILMA JEAN, was born Jan. 2 to Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES SCROGGINS. The mother is the former Miss JANET BAILEY.
Marriage licenses: J. D. MCGUIRE and BILLIE VAN NEWBURN of Ardmore; CHARLES D. SHELTON and LILLIE MAUDE HATCHER of Ada; EDGAR E. SHELTON and SYLVIA VIOLET BARRINGER of Ada; WILBERT H. HILL and ODENE FARRELL of Ardmore.
Divorce filed: LEO WADDLE vs ROSE WADDLE
Russett Boy is Air Corps Officer
Russett, Jan. 17: LUTHER MARSHALL CLIFTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. TOM L. CLIFTON of Russett, received his commission as second lieutenant in one of U. S. bombing squadrons. He graduated from Plainview high school, Murray State college of agriculture and was attending Oklahoma A. & M. when he volunteered. He has two brothers in the air corps, LEONARD D. and CLINTON B. CLIFTON.
6 Year Old Patriot Buys Defense Stamps
FRED ALLEN THOMS, who is only 6 years old but concerned about the war, saved his pennies for weeks and brought three war savings stamps. ..He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. TILLMAN of 1102 Third Ave. NW.
Monday, January 19, 1942
Marriage licenses: J. R. WARD and E. EMOGENE LINN of Dallas, Texas; FOREST B. LEWIS and DOROTHY MAE SEMSCH of Leo, Texas; JAMES R. HINDS of Carnegie, Pennsylvania and L. TRAHAM of Inglewood, California.
Tuesday, January 20, 1942
Funeral services for ALONZO /ALONSO C. CALLEY, 70, who died Sunday here, were conducted at the Bettes funeral home chapel Monday afternoon by Rev. W. LEE RECTOR of the First Othodox Baptist church. Burial was at the Pooleville cemetery. Calley, a native of Alabama, had lived in Ardmore the past ten years. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. JOHN REED of Alma and Mrs. ZILLIAN CRITES of San Diego, California; and brothers JOHN CALLEY of San Angelo, Texas, ROLLEY CALLEY of Arvan, California, CHARLES CALLEY of Tulsa, WARNER CALLEY of Mexia, Texas, TOM CALLEY of unknown address, a stepmother Mrs. GEORGIA CALLEY of Healdton.
Makes 500 Garments
Mrs. J. F. FULLER of Healdton made 500 garments for the Red Cross in the year 1941. Mrs. Fuller is a sister of Mrs. WILLIAM P. BURCH Jr., former president of the Young Women’s Christian Association in Ardmore and now lives in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The former’s son, JEFF FULLER Jr. volunteered for the air corps.
WILLIAM PLUMBEE pleaded guilty to liquor fined and jailed. MABEL JACKSON pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of liquor, fined. Cases dismissed against RALPH PONDER for liquor and JOE MARTIN for liquor. ED SNEED forfeited his bond for liquor; MYRTLE HOLT for same. Cases passed for the term: JIM CAVINS for unlawful possession; CLINTON STUDEMAN / STEUDEMAN and J. C. MILLER for malicious mischief; JOE CARTER for unlawful possession; A. A. WATKINS for driving under the influence of liquor; CLAUDE COOK same as Watkins; EDGAR LEE MITCHELL and BUDDY WATKINS for illegal trespass; SAM GALOOB for failure to file a written record for junk purchased.
Young Farmer Finds New Life
JOE N. STANFORD, living on a 40 acre farm that belonged to his mother, picked up and went to California some weeks ago. Joe is 32, 6’2” with a family, a cow, a pig and a dozen hens and he figured he was tied down and could not get away. One of his summer crops was watermelons that he hauled to Ardmore. Joe was visited by a sister who ‘talked’ to him good, pointed out to him he was wasting his life and how better things were within reach. .. He argued he had no way to get into Ardmore to the NYA airplanes metal project. His sister told him to take down that railroad track and walk. Joe finally agreed to it. He walked the long miles. He entered the work. His fingers were trained to work and he made good. A call came from an airplane factory in California and Joe went. He left his wife and young baby in Ardmore. He writes home that the week he took down $53, a lot of money to a fellow who had not seen a $20 bill in five years. As soon as the baby is old enough to make the trip, Mrs. Stanford will join him on the west coast…
Young Couple Sets Example
The WILLIS R. ROBINSON family of the Leon community in Love county presents an example of what a young man and wife can accomplish on a southern Oklahoma farm. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson and two sons moved to the present farm in December 1939. They have lived near Thackerville, farming on shares. In 1939 they purchased their farm of 60 acres for $400, paying $100 down. …They moved to the new farm which had no house, barn, pen for fence; they had some household goods, a tent and a dog. They couldn’t get a loan the first year but they leased an old team, borrowed two cows and bought a few implements. Most of the expenses the first year were met by Robinson and the boys cutting wood. In early 1941, they got a loan, built a two room log house with a leanto for a kitchen, for $55.41. They built a smoke house and dug a roomy cellar, then added a cow shed, made fences,…dug a water well, set out an orchard, terraced the land… Mrs. Robinson canned from the large garden… acquired some hens, now about 100, supplying one of the main incomes. … Both boys are in high school, DAVID will go to Oklahoma A. & M., then Herman has another year, raising turkeys to help pay toward college…
Thursday, January 22, 1942
H. F. JONES
H. F. Jones, salesman for Herd-Bailey company, who has been ill since the first of the year, died in the veterans hospital at Sulphur Wednesday night. The funeral will be Saturday afternoon with burial at Marietta. Harvey funeral home will have charge. Jones, who made his home at 214 Fourth Avenue NW, is survived by his wife, the former WILLIE BURTON of Marietta, one daughter ANNA SUE. Other relatives are a brother, T. B. JONES of Wedowee, Alabama, and three sisters Mrs. OTIS SPENCER of Wedowee, Alabama, Mrs. J. DUNN of Walder, Alabama, and Mrs. CAROLYN STITTS of Macon, Georgia. He was born June 6, 1890 in Randolph county, Alabama and was a World War veteran and member of the American Legion.
Love County Pioneer Dies
Marietta, Jan. 2: DALLAS DUTTON, pioneer of Love county and Marietta, died in Ardmore Wednesday. Funeral arrangement are pending arrival of a son, W. M. DUTTON of Rawlins, Wyoming. Dutton came to Oklahoma and settled near Leon in 1901. He lived in Love county for the remainder of his life. He was 62 years old. Burton funeral home is in charge. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. ALICE DUTTON, daughters Mrs. GERALD J. TEAGUE of Ardmore and Mrs. N. S. ELKOURI of Ponca City, sons J. W. DUTTON of Oklahoma and W. M. DUTTON of Rawlins, Wyoming; three brothers ROBERT DUTTON of Fort Worth, GEORGE DUTTON of Springtown, Texas, S. P. DUTTON of Bakersfield, California, and seven grandchildren. Dutton was born Sept. 18, 1874 and died after a brief illness.
Friday, January 23, 1942
Mrs. GENEVA VINEYARD
Funeral services for Mrs. GENEVA SMITH VINEYARD, former Gene Autry/Berwyn resident who died Tuesday at her home at Pharr, Texas, were held Friday at the Gene Autry / Berwyn Baptist church. Rev. FRANK WEBB, pastor, officiated, and burial was at the Berwyn cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Survivors include the husband, C. E. VINEYARD, two daughters FAY VINEYARD of Fresno, California, and RUTH VINEYARD of Pharr, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. MATTIE THOMPSON of Ardmore and Mrs. OLA VINEYARD of Gene Autry; two brothers, WALTER and JASPER SMITH of Gene Autry, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were HOWARD SMITH, JOYCE SMITH, J. B. VINEYARD, G. W. VINEYARD, EDWARD VINEYARD and JAMES VINEYARD, all nephews. She was born March 14, 1900 at Palacios, Texas. She died after an illness of one month. She had lived with her family at Pharr the past four years. She had lived at Berwyn / Gene Autry since 1913. She married C. E. VINEYARD Dec. 23, 1917 at Berwyn / Gene Autry.
“Unload Gun” Kills Man
Guthrie, Jan. 23: ROY SMITHERS, 19, picked up a pistol a neighbor had taken from a drawer, to chase away a prowler and thinking it was uploaded, pointed it to his head, jokingly. “Shall I?” he asked TROY MILLER, 17, the latter told officers….
Sunday, January 25, 1942
James W. Newcomb
Funeral services for JAMES W. NEWCOMB, long time resident of Ardmore, who died Saturday night at his home, 1009 Bixby, will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal church this afternoon by Rev. GEROGE H. QUARTERMAN, rector. Arrangements are by Bettes funeral home. Mr. Newcomb was born Feb. 24, 1866 at Clifton, Tennessee and came to Ardmore in 1902. He was engaged in real estate and the oil business for years. He was a life long member of the Episcopal church in which he was active at St. Philip’s. Besides his wife, Mrs. VILLULAH NEWCOMB, he is survived by one son, THOMAS NEWCOMB, two granddaughters, SUSAND and BETSY NEWCOMB, six sisters, Mrs. BAILEY SCHUMPERT of West Point, Miss., Mrs. H. M. MCAMIS, Mrs. KELSEY BASS, Mrs. JANE HOOKER, and Miss HATTIE NEWCOMB of Cornith, Miss., and Mrs. J. T. TAYLOR of Beckley, West Virginia.
Mrs. BLANCHE MOORE
Funeral services for Mrs. BLANCHE ANN MOORE, who died at the Confederate home Friday, were held in the Bettes funeral home chapel Saturday. Rev. IRA H. PEEK of the First Baptist church, officiated and the body was taken to Sweetwater, Texas for burial. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. FRANCES HUTCHERSON of Houston, Texas and Mrs. LILIA HEARSON of Gene Autry/ Berwyn, two sons, WILLIAM MOORE of Edna, Texas and A. A. MOORE of Golden; one brother HENRY BROWN of Athens, Texas, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Moore was born Dec. 15, 1862 at Fort Smith, Arkansas. She had lived in the Confederate home for four years, prior to that time, she and her husband had lived in Sweetwater, Texas. Her husband, A. J. MOORE, died Feb. 27, 1937. She was a member of the Baptist church.
JAMES T. TAYLOR
Funeral services will be at the Bettes funeral home chapel here Sunday afternoon for JAMES T. TAYLOR who died Saturday morning at his home, 1103 A St NW, following an illness of several years. Paul McClung of the Church of Christ will be in charge of the rites, followed by burial at Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers: J. R. GENTRY, PETE BOUCHER, JES SPAYNE, C. NEWMAN, BOSS BURMLEY and LON MCBURNETT. Taylor, born Aug. 8, 1850 at Williamsburg, Kentucky, lived in Ardmore since 1903. He was a former merchant and engaged in the grocery and restaurant business in the early days of Ardmore. His wife died 1918. Surviving are five sons and two daughters: JESS, JIM, JOHN, and HENRY TAYLOR of Ardmore, CHARLES TAYLOR of Big Canyon, Mrs. CINDY MCBURNETT and Mrs. BEULAH CORNELIUS of Chickasha and five grandchildren. He was a long time member of the Church of Christ.
Madill News, Jan. 24:
Miss SAMMYE JEAN LYNN, daughter of CLAUDE LYNN of Oakland, and OVERTON WILSON, son of Mrs. BESSIE WILSON of Oakland, were married Oct. 29 at Bonham, Texas with Mr. and Mrs. EDISON PAYNE as their attendants. She is a senior at Madill high school. He graduated from Madill in 1937 and employed with an oil company in Texas.
Mrs. WILL LANDRAM announced the marriage of her daughter, Miss MYRTLE JEANNE to EDISON PAYNE. They were married by Rev. LUTHER J. HOLCOMB of the First Baptist church at his home in Durant with Mr. and Mrs. OVERTON PAYNE as the only attendants. She is a senior at Madill high school. He graduated in 1934 here, now manager of the Southern Auto Supply.
REX NULL, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. NULL of Madill, enlisted in the Army Air Corps at Grayson county, Texas.
Corp. DALE NOWLIN, 3rd Chemical Co. at Will Rogers field at Oklahoma City, and son of Mr. and Mrs. O. NOWLIN of Madill, left for Fort Mammoth, New Jersey where he was accepted in officers training.
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM ROY OWEN of Kingston named their son WILLIAM RAY Jr. born Jan. 16.
Mr. andMrs. L. B. LUKENBELL of Little City have a daughter born Jan. 20.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. FOWELR of Russett have a daughter born Jan. 16, named WILMA FAY.
Mr. and Mrs. HANSFORD CHARLES ERWIN of Woodville named their son JAMES WILLIAM born Jan. 14.
Mr. and Mrs. LILLARD SANDERS of Lebanon have a son born Jan. 17.
Marietta News, Jan. 24:
Funeral services for Mrs. ANNA NETT, age 78, were held Friday afternoon at the First Baptist church conducted by Rev. EUAL LAWSON.Burial was in Lakeview cemetery arranged by Burton funeral home. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. CHARLES SYKORA, Monday. She was born in 1863 in Czechoslovakia and had been in this country since 1903. Survivors include sons, ALFRED NETT of here, JERRY NETT of St. Joseph, Missouri, and EDWART NETT of the veterans hospital at Little Rock, Arkansas, and six daughters, Mesdames CHARLES SYKORA of Gainesville, Texas, LILLIAN RICHLEFFS and FERRIS LARSON of Chicago, CHARLES RELMAN of Berwyn, Illinois, PAULINE BASS of Palestine, Texas and HOWARD CHAFIN of Pasadena, Texas.
Miss JUANITA RHOADES and VERNIE SMITH were married Sunday afternoon at the Church of Christ by Mr. Dennis.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning, Jan. 17, for PEGGY JO KIRK at the residence of A. E. RAWLS here, conducted by Rev. W. H. MAPP. The child was born Aug. 24, 1940 and died from diphtheria Jan. 16 at the Gainesville sanitarium. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND KIRK of Marietta.
Monday, January 26,1942
Clemscot Man Fatally Hurt
EARL JAMES WISE, 29, oilfield worker of Clemscot, was fatally injured Saturday afternoon when his car turned over ¼ mile south of Ratliff Corner. His was the first traffic fatality in several weeks in the county. Wise died at the Hardy sanitarium Saturday. Bert Powers, highway patrolman, said that Wise, with L. L. KENNEDY, and a man named EZZELL, all of Clemscot, were en route home from work Saturday afternoon. As their car came off highway 7 on state highway 76, Wise saw a car approachingand swerved to one side and his car was out of control. Kennedy suffered minor shoulder injury and Ezzel was uninjured.
Widow Keeps Family Going
Mrs. FRANKIE GARY raises family and keeps farm debtless.
Mrs. Frankie Gary, a widow living southeast of Wilson, makes a living for her brood and keeps the farm she owns to a high standard and gives her children exceptional educational advantages. ….the farm is 10 miles southeast of Wilson. GARLAND helps his mother on the farm, HELEN and BURNETT attend the Lone Grove high school, and the fourth child COKLEY is with the U. S. Marines stationed in San Diego, California. (long article)
Tuesday, January 27, 1942
Mrs. ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM
Funeral services for Mrs. ELIZABETH BETTIE CUNNINGHAM, Oil City resident who died at her home Monday morning, were held Tuesday at the Woodford Methodist church. Rev. JSSSUP of Lone Grove officiated. Burial was at the Milo cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. FRANK MCDONOUGH of Healdton, Mrs. W. B. DICKSON of Madill, Mrs. BOB RABORN of Oil City, two adopted sons, WELSEY and HUGH CUNNINGHAM; two brothers, JOHN HARRIS in Kentucky and DOSS HARRIS of Missouri; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were BUD HURSTON, JOHN JONES, BOB MEEKS, JESS DICKSON, ROLEY HIGH, and ARTHUR PRESLEY. Mrs. Cunningham died after an illness of two months. She was born June 19, 1861 in Trigg county, Kentucky. She had lived in Oil City the past two months, having moved there from Woodford where she had lived for 25 years. She came to Oklahoma from Kentucky 52 years ago. She married W. L. CUNNINGHAM in Kentucky. The husband died four years ago. She was a member of the Woodford Methodist church.
EARL JAMES WISE.
Funeral services for EARL JAMES WISE, 28, oil field worker of Clemscot, who was fatally injured when his car turned over Saturday night, will be conducted Wednesday at the Clemscot Baptist church. Burial will be inGraham cemetery arranged by Harvey funeral home. Pallbearers will be DOED WILLIAMS, CHESTER BRENT, BURL WILLIAMS, DENNIS WILLIAMS, EARL WILLIAMS and Mr. WALKER. Wise is survived by his wife, two sons DALE and WAYEN, and daughter ESTINE, his father, C. H. WISE, his mother, Mrs. ANNIE WISE, brothers, MELVIN of San Jose, California, ELMER of Clemscot, WAYLAND of California; sisters, Mrs. EDNA LAVENDER and Mrs. VALLIE HENDERSON of Long Beach, California, and Mrs. VERGIE KILLINGSWORTH of Phoenix, Arizona.
Mrs. JENNIE MILNER
Mrs. JENNIE MILNER, resident of Ardmore for 2 ½ decades, died at her home, 209 M St NE, Tuesday morning. She was 74 years old.The funeral will be Wednesday at the Harvey funeral home chapel with E. W. SCHENK, Advent Christian minister, in charge. Mrs. Milner is survived by two sons, G. O. MILNER of Pauls Valley and C. M. MILNER of Ardmore, 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Two Persons Burn at Vinita
Vinita, Jan. 27: Mrs. DEE PITTS, age 52, and granddaughter, WILMA JANE PITTS, age 5, were dead after an explosion and fire at their home near Big Cabin. An oil stove exploded as Mrs. Pitts was refueling it.
Lindsay Youth Dies
Chickasha, Jan. 27: ZANE COCHRAN, age 17, of Lindsay, died in a hospital here today as result of a gunshot wound in the stomach after he accidentally shot himself while hunting near his home.
Uncle of Dead Woman Arrested
Walters, Jan. 27; GROVER MINCEY, war veteran uncle of Mrs. HOMES JONES, age 41, who was found shot to death at her home near Temple, was held for questioning…Sheriff Gardner said Mincey took him to the place where he had hidden a shotgun belonging to the victim’s husband. The body of Mrs. Jones was found Friday when her husband, a car salesman at Walters,returned home….Mincey had been making his home with the Jones family since his release from the veterans hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Faces Murder Charge
Madill, Jan. 27: Charge of murder was filed against Mrs. ANNIE LULA MCCORMACK, 37, full blood Choctaw Indian, Monday afternoon, in connection with the death of her husband, OTIS MCCORMACK, 40. .. the death of McCormack is entangled with the suicide last Friday of BEN HAMMONS, 57, friend of Mrs. McCormack, who shot himself to death after making a statement to officers at the inquest hearing of McCormack’s death. … the McCormacks had five children and lived near Madill.
Wednesday, January 28, 1942
Former O. G. & E. Man Killed at Work
FRED JOHN HAGEMAN, former O. G. & E. employee and more recently with the Memphis Light, Gas, and Water division at Batesville, Arkansas, met sudden death Friday, Jan. 16, while on duty. Hageman worked in Oklahoma for some time. Funeral services were held at the Batesville Oaklawn cemetery Sunday, Jan. 18.
Rare African Parrot Passes
A rare old bird died here recently. An African parrot was brought to this country sometime around 1877 by R. C. SEAMAN’S father who treasured it highly and at the time of his death two years ago, willed it to Mrs. Seaman.
JAMES CLYDE MCKINLEY Jr. of Thalia, Texas and JOYCE WHILLETTE LINK of Clarendon, Texas.
EARL GLENN ALDRIDGE of Dumas, Texas and BESSIE RUTH TATUM of Gainesville, Texas
SIDNEY A. LOVITT and AGNES R. HUFFER of Oklahoma City
TRICE H. EDENA and EVELYN V. THORTON of Dallas, Texas
PERCY H. KRAMER of Savannah, Georgia and GLADYS M. BRANDON of Houston, Texas
O. R.PARSONS and JEWELL FITZGERALD of Dallas, Texas
JOE A. MOCK and JOSPEHINE J. JONES of Ennis, Texas
JOHN H. WILLENKAMP and DOROTHY SPARK of Dallas, Texas
HOWELL B. HILTON of Denton, Texas and FRANCES FLANAGAN of Frankston, Texas
DORIS THOMPSON and MARQUETTA MCGENE of Ardmore
WARREN GRAHAM and JOYCE JACKSON of Ardmore
LOVETTA JOHNSON vs J. L. JOHNSON, divorce
JUDSON LOVE WILSON Jr vs LUCY MARIA WILSON, divorce
RUTH ATTEBERRY vs DALTON ATTEBERRY, separate maintenance
PAULINE HUDDLESTON vs EDWARD E. HUDDLESTON, divorce
MARY LEE WINSLETT vs JESSIE WINSLETT, divorce
WINSTON L. CANNON vs Independent Ice Co.
State High Court
In the matter of the estate of BETSY JONES, nee CHRISTY, LeFlore county, affirmed.
PAULIN WILHELM now PAULINA HAUERT, et al vs PAULINE PFINNING, Carter county, reversed
EVA LILES vs SAMANTHA BIGPOND, Creek county, affirmed
Thursday, January 29, 1942
Rites for B. F. Cooley
Funeral services for Rev. B. F. COOLEY, pioneer Baptist preacher who passed awayThursday, will be held in the Bettes funeral home chapel Friday. Rev. PETTIJOHN, Stobtown pastor and long time friend, will officiate and burial will be in Lone Grove cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. JULIA MCKINNEY COOLEY, five daughters Mesdames A. F. BRIDGES and E. I. MURPHY of Ardmore, O. L. WILLIAMS of Anna, California, H. H. HORTON of Idalou, Texas and M. M. LEWIS of Oklahoma City; two sons, P. A.COOLEY of Oklahoma city and L. A. COOLEY of Corpus, Christi, Texas; one granddaughter Mrs. ROY L. BROWN of Ardmore. Rev. Cooley was born Oct. 11, 1858 in Nashville, Tennessee. He taught the first school at Prairie Valley and his last pastorate was at Prairie Valley before he retired in 1918. He preached all over this section. He married JULIA A. MCKINNEY July 20, 1878 at Monnett, Missouri.
Tulsa Man Killed
Tulsa, Jan. 29: ZIM GREENWOOD, about 60, was shot to death today in an altercation with tow police officers at the Owl Tavern on the northside. The policemen were ARHTUR SELBY and HARRY DUNN, both off duty.
Marriage licenses: A. C. KING of Houston, Texas and Mrs. MARGARET SWAIN of Durant
Filed for divorce: MATTIE BAKER vs ROBERT D. BAKER
Mrs. M. C. PICKERING, who suffered a fractured hip in a fall while shopping downtown last Saturday, is resting at her home, 17 Scott St. SW. She is the mother of Miss NITA PICKERING, social welfare worker in Carter county dept.
Friday, January 30, 1942
Farmer Admits Killing Wife
Guthrie: DELMAR SMITH, 51 year old farmer, was held in Logan county jail for a sanity hearing in connection with the slaying of his 49 year old wife. The couple had no children. The home is about 12 miles south of here near Waterloo.
Two Sisters Visit Mrs. Martin
Mrs. N. E. MARTIN of 125 Seventh Ave NW had two sisters to visit her, Mrs. MYRTLE MCCOY of Dallas, Texas and Miss FRIEDA SIMPSON of New York City. While here, Mrs. McCoy received a cablegram that her son, Lieut. MARCUS A. MCCOY, arrived safely in England. He was with the first ship load of officers to arrive from America.
Three Hurt in Texas Storm
Longview, Texas, Jan. 30: Three people were injured in a sudden windstorm: E. M. WHATLEY, 59, broken back and fractured pelvis, GORDON WHATLEY with fractured ribs, and J. C. MILLER for glass cuts.
Marriage licenses: JULIUS DOYLE HENSLEY of Bakersville, California and MARGARET RICHARDS of Sulphur; VIRGIL DILLARD BURT and BERTIE LEE PIERCE of Brock; DONALD MCPHERSON and NAN TAYLOR of Ardmore.