The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Monday, June 1, 1936
Two Die in Traffic Mishaps
Two were killed and two were seriously injured in highway accidents.Mrs. S. W. CLOUD of San Antonio, Texas, was killed instantly and her husband seriously injured in a car collision near Weatherford. LEROY STURGEON, 25 of Doughit was killed near Quapaw when a train struck a car stalled on the track. DON COOPER suffered a fractured skull; BILL LITTLE 18 of Quapaw was uninjured when he jumped from the car as the train bore down on it.
Tuesday, June 2, 1936
Games Results in Death of City Lad
An exciting game of ‘follow the leader’ ended in tragedy at 5 p.m. Monday for EUGENE OWENS, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. OWENS of 412 I ST NE. Young Owens was caught in the shaft of the cooling system fan at the rear of the Fox theater on East Main and fatally injured. Funeral was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Harvey Bros. chapel with interment at Rose Hill cemetery. He is survived by his parents, two brothers VIRGIL CARL and VICTOR HERBERT, sister FRANCES MAE;a grandmother Mrs. MINNIE WALLS of Ardmore and grandfather JOH FRENCHMORE in Colorado, five aunts and six uncles. Pallbearers were JAMES PATILLO, HENRY HUNT, RICHARD LILES and DUTCH TABLER. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Boy Scouts, and the third grade at school. Investigators said that he and a companion, GEROGE RIDGWAY, age 12, were playing at the rear of the Fox theater, a few doors from the furniture store operated by Owens’ father on East Main….boys climbed the ladder to the balcony and watched the fan operated, then… Owens thrust his foot against the revolving shaft,… the his trousers were pulled into the aperture…
Rev. DAN CURB Recalls Pioneer Days of Emmanuel Baptist Church and Tells of Growth of Ardmore.
Out of the prairie mud and into a thriving city with paved streets, Rev. DAN CURB has seen Ardmore grow. He is here for the 40th anniversary of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. … Mr. Curb call Leon home. He came to Love County in 1883 when 12 year old and grew to manhood near Leon. He was ordained a minister at Newport in 1902… Mrs. Curb was Miss ETTA WOOLRDIGE of Leon… first church was at Lone Grove… (long article).
Sayre Farmer Dies in Wreck
Clovis, New Mexico, June 2: FRED F. LEWIS, age 48, of Sayre, Oklahoma, farmer, was killed or burned to death when his truck, loaded with furniture, crashed into the center piece of a railroad overpass six miles east of Fort Sumner.BILL HILL, age 45, Lewis’ companion, was dragged from the burning truck in time to save his life but he suffered severe burns. They were on their way to Estancia Valle with a load of furniture, state police said. Lewis’ son, WELDON LEWIS, who driving another truck following at a distance of about two miles, drove up in time to drag Hill from the wreck but was unable to reach his father due to flames.
Wednesday, June 3, 1936
GRACE EVERS vs C. B. EVERS, divorce.
Healdton Boy Hurt
Healdton, June 3:
DOYLE JOHNSON, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS JOHNSON, was seriously injured Friday when he fell from a tree about a mile from Healdton. He was rushed to the hospital where a kidney was removed.
Funeral services were held Friday in the Assembly of God church at Wilson for CLIFFORD LEROY BOXWELL, formerly of Healdton. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE W. BOXWELL formerly of Healdton, who now live in the Carter Camp at Dillard. The father is still in the employ of the Healdton bakery and well known here. Clifford Boxwell was born Jan. 23, 1916 and died May 28, 1936 at the age of 20 years. The services were conducted by Rev. NICHOLS of the church. Interment at the Hewitt cemetery was arranged by Collier Bros. of Healdton. Survivors include his parents and two sisters.
Thursday, June 4, 1936
Officers Shot One Man
Braggs, June 4: Possemen sought a fugitive in the hills northeast of here after a companion of the fugitive was shot down and two were captured. Sheriff GROVER BISHOP of Tahlequah declared the man hunted was SAM JERNEWAY of Tahlequah, a fugitive from the Arkansas penitentiary. Riddled with 12 shotgun slugs and near death was a man the sheriff said admitted he was ESTEL PERKINS of Carter county lifer, who escaped from a convict camp at Clayton, Oklahoma last August. The four armed men were flushed b the officers seven miles northeast of here as the officers hunted for a band of auto thieves. (long article).
Keys Sisters 21 Years Old
Hollis, June 4: The Keys quadruplets are 21 years old today, coming of age are MONA, ROBERTA, MARY and LEOTA. Mr. and Mrs. FLAKE KEYS joined the celebration.
Friday, June 5, 1936
JEWELL ROBISON vs BUSTER LEE ROBISON, separate maintenance.
VANDY THOMAS BRUTON, age 26 to Miss ADA LILLIAN FERTIG, 26 of Ardmore, applied for by N. R. SUTTOn.
JOHN TONER, 46 of Denison, Texas to Mrs. ALTA SMITH 41 of Ardmore.
Sunday, June 7, 1936
C. E MADDOX
C. E. ‘TAB’ MADDOX, county commissioner from the second district, died late Saturday night from injuries received last Tuesday when his auto crashed into a tank truck at Ratliff Corner in western Carter County. ..His pickup struck struck the rear of a tank truck where the roads intersect. The truck was driven by a man named MCFARLAND who is a truck line contractor at Duncan.
Three Hurt at Wichita Falls
Wichita Falls, Texas, June 6: At least three persons were injured… series of twisters struck the area. Mrs. ANNIE DONALD of near here was injured, Mrs. MARY FOX of Wichita Falls struck by lightning, and at Burkburnett, EDNA SMITH was injured when a twister hit…
One Injured Severely in Collision
One was seriously hurt and six others bruised when two cars collided on Hwy 70 near Lone Grove last night. Most seriously hurt was CLINT ALEXANDER of Glenn, Others wereWALTER FUSSELL , who is with the state highway department at Ada, LENA ALEXANDER, JACK PENN, Miss WOOTEN, and a Miss SAWYERS.
(Later item: LEARY ALEXANDER, age 18, of Hewitt died from his injuries Tuesday night. The body was taken to Wilson for funeral services at the Nazarene church with Rev. NICHOLS officiating. Richeson Funeral Home made arrangements. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ULIS ALEXANDER, six brothers and one sister.
Innocent Man Served 8 Years
Oklahoma City: EUGENE RODDY of West Tulsa, who served 8 years on a co-joint robbery in a drugstore holdup, was freed because officials were convinced his was a case of mistaken identity.
Nine were killed, dozens of homes and buildings wrecked and widespread suffering caused by 48 hour series of Oklahoma and Kansas tornadoes, rainstorms, and floods. Twelve patients missed injury when a twister ripped in the Waurika hospital. Dead:
Mrs. L. F. BREWER, killed at her farm home near Hastings.
LESTER R. HENRY, middle aged Pontotoc county farmer, drowned when he slipped into a ditch.
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD ANSON, Uncas farmers, killed when their house collapsed.
Mrs. ELIZABETH JOHNSTON of Ada died at a Campfire Girls camp near Ponca City.
RANDALL BUSH, 38, a cripple who died in the wreckage of a house near Snyder.
MARSHAL WOOD, 85, Burbank nightwatchman, killed when wind wrecked a store building there.
HENRY C. HARDEN, 48, farmer killed by lightning near Eldorado, Kansas.
GEORGE ELB/ EIB, 64 farmer killed by lightning near Clay Center, Kansas.
BUDDY CHEEVER, 24, farmer killed by lightning near Minco.
Tribute to Mrs. Webb
Funeral services for Mrs. VIRGINIA LAMB WEBB, age 38, wife of DOW WEBB, who died at her home, 1122 West Broadway, Thursday night after a lengthy illness, will be held at the First Methodist Church this afternoon, conducted by Dr. W. L. BLACKBURN, presiding elder of the Ardmore Methodist district. Burial will be at Rose Hill arranged by Harvey Bros. Pallbearers will be INGRAM HENRY, CURTIS CATHEY, H.E. STANSELL, CARROL BELL, ED E. HENRY and BUCK WEBB. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, MARY ELLEN WEBB, VIRGINIA LOUISE WEBB, BETTY BLANCHE WEBB, FRANCES RUTH WEBB; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. LAMB; sisters Mrs. C. E. MURPHY of Ardmore and Mrs. R. M. MOBERLY of Chicago; five brothers, FRED LAMB of Kilgore, Texas, H. B. LAMB of Healdton, DON LAMB of Wilson, E. S. LAMB and ROY LAMB both of Big Spring, Texas. Before she became ill, she was active in the First Methodist Church.
Funeral for Infant
Funeral services for E. R. BECK, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE BECK of Overbrook, who died Friday, were held at the McAlister cemetery Saturday afternoon, conducted by the Overbrook Methodist minister with Bettes Funeral Home in charge. Other survivors are three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. BECK of Greenville and Mrs. J. M. MITCHELL of Greenville.
Trustees of Confederate Home pay Tribute to General Sneed
A special memorial service was held in the Confederate Home chapel for the late ‘general’ RICHARD ALEXANDER SNEED, president of the board. … he was born in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi in 1845. At age of 16 he enlisted in the Confederate army… (long article)
Burglars Raid Madill Stores
Madill, June 6: No clues to the burglars entering the Rollins drugstore and Thacker dry good store…
Child Killed: The year’s first swimming death was that of ANNA LOU SUDEBERRY, age 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. SUDBERRY. While swimming at Pettijohn Springs, seven miles north of Madill, she fell from a scaffold built for mounting a pulley. She died almost instantly. She had been going down on the pulley several times but her foot slipped and caused her to fall. Funeral services were held from the Madill Methodist church Monday afternoon with Rev. W. E. BOWERS, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Madill Legion cemetery. …she was a member of the seventh grade class. Her mother, well known in Madill, is employed at the Palace grocery. They made their home with Mrs. Sudberry’s mother, Mrs. J. E. FLYNT. Mr. Sudberry arrived home after learning of his child’s death, accompanied by some relatives from Chickasha.
R. A. RABON
Another of Madill’s old timers was claimed by death Sunday morning when R. A. ‘RUFUS’ RABON succumbed to pneumonia at a Pauls Valley hospital where he had been taken due to double pneumonia. Funeral services were held from the family home in Madill Monday with M. E. EWING of the Madill Church of Christ officiating. Watts Funeral home was in charge. Burial was in Madill Oakland cemetery… survived by his wife, one daughter DOROTHY, and three sons, CURTIS, FLOYD, and HERMAN.
Indian Woman Dies
Mrs. SWEENEY PHILLIPS, Madill Indian woman, age 39, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. VESTA MILLER, Sunday from pneumonia. Funeral services were held from the Watts funeral home chapel Tuesday afternoon with Rev. B. H. ELSEY, Baptist pastor, in charge. Burial was in the Concord cemetery near Ardmore. Survivors are her husband, four children, Mrs. Miller, THOMAS BROKESHOULDER, ANDREW BROKESHOULDER, and Miss LOWEN BROKESHOULDER, and a sister Mrs. JENA JOHNSTON of Ardmore.
Mrs. Condren Dies at Home at Hominy
Mrs. SALLIE CONDREN, age 74, died June 3 at her home in Hominy. The funeral was held Friday at Lawrence, Kansas. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. RACHEL FREEMAN, Mrs. DELIA JOHNSON, Mrs. IDA SCOGGINS, Mrs. ALICE BROCK, Mrs. JOHNNIE PORTER and two sons, JOHN and WALTER NALL.
J. D. MCDANIEL vs ELIZA MCDANIEL, divorce.
CLEO HOWELL vs WAYNE W. HOWELL, divorce.
NEVILLE STANFORD 26 of Ardmore and Miss JEWELL RATLIFF 18 of Healdton.
GEORGE HAAS 72 of Cleburne, Texas and SALLIE ELLEN BUTCHER 65 of Fort Worth.
STERLING SIKES 26 of Davis and FREDA LEE BOWER 18 of Sulphur.
Monday, June 8, 1936
W. A. COE at Mannsville
WILLIAM ARGILE COE, age 80, widely known southern Oklahoma farmer at Mannsville, died early Monday following an illness of seven weeks. The funeral will be at the Lone Cedar cemetery with Dr. W. T. REYNOLDS, Presbyterian minister at Pauls Valley who will be in charge. He will be assisted by a son-in-law of the deceased, Rev. JOHN ALEXANDER ORANGE of Shawnee, also a Presbyterian minister. He is survived by his wife; three daughters, EMMA who is a teacher at Konawa; IRENE COE ORANGE of Shawnee,and LARRA ZOLA COE, assistant home demonstration agent in Comanche County. There are two grandchildren, MARY MAGDALENA and JOHN ORANGE Jr. and several nieces and nephews. Among the nephews are W. D. COE of Ardmore and B. F. COE of Chickasha; and two grand-nephews, CLINT and ROYCE COE who live here…. Mr. Coe came to Oklahoma in 1911 from New Mexico where he had been in ranching business for 40 years and settled on a farm near Mannsville. (description of his colorful life)… Mrs. J.B. CARPENTER, sister of Mrs. Coe, is a medical missionary of the Seventh Day Adventist church in Washington state and visited here many times. Mrs. Coe also has a brother,…
Tribute Paid to C. E. Maddox
Funeral services for C. E. ‘Tab’ Maddox, county commissioner who died Saturday night from injuries in a traffic accident near Ratliff Corner, will be at the Bettes Funeral Home chapel Monday afternoon, with burial at Rose Hill. Ministers will be Rev. GROVER of Maysville, Dr. W. L. BLACKBURN and Re. W. E. RECTOR of Ardmore. Active pallbearers will be W. R. GORDON, JOHNNIE WILLIAMS, R. L. LASLEY, SAM MCCLENDON, HASKELL JONES and JESS DIXON. …. Mr. Maddox was born at Cherokee, Georgia in 1869 and married in 1890 to Miss JENNIE MORRIS at Nebo, Texas. Nine children were born of which three daughters survive. They are Mrs. ONA BAREFIELD of Bakersfield, California; Mrs. LUTIE JONES of Perryton, Texas and Mrs. RUTH SPEAKE of Oklahoma City. There are four grandchildren, one brother and three sisters.
CHARLES HENRY DAVENPORT
Funeral services for CHARLES HENRY DAVENPORT, age 77, of the Springer and Glenn communities, were held Sunday afternoon at Springer with Rev. H. G. BAKER and Rev. G. W. WHITFIELD officiating. Interment was at Springer cemetery.Mr. Davenport, age 77, died Sunday morning and lived 40 years within six miles of Springer. Pallbearers were chosen from friends; KIRB DRAIN, W. S. GARDNER, C. C. THOMPSON, I. C. FRAZIER, C. R. SMITH and NOAH HOOVEN. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. BETTY DAVENPORT; children, ARTHUR now of Tulsa and formerly on the Ardmoreite staff, Mrs. LUCILLE RICHARDS of Tulsa, HOLLY of Marana, Arizona, VERDA and LORENA of Glenn all were present except Holly. Mr. Davenport was born Dec. 5, 1858 in Scott County, Arkansas and died June 7. He was the son of a pioneer Baptist preacher, the eldest of four children and the last to pass on. He married MALINDA M. COOPER, Dec. 13, 1882 and to their union were born four children, of whom Mrs. LUCILLE RICHARDS survives. Malinda Cooper Davenport died November 1895. … He moved to Indian Territory in 1896…(long article). `
Wednesday, June 10, 1936
Durant Woman Dies from Wounds
Durant, June 10: VIOLA HURLEY, age 29, died at a hospital here from a wound inflicted by a stray rifle bullet. Meanwhile county judge J. L. WHEELER called before him a 12 year old boy who admitted he was hunting birds 100 yards from the hotel where Mrs. Hurley was shot last Monday. She was standing a window when struck by the bullet. Her husband survives.
City Woman’s Brother Dies
JAMES N. DODSON, Jr. 35, native of Ardmore and brother of Mrs. FREEMAN GALT of Ardmore, died in a Fort Worth hospital Tuesday night after a five day illness. Death was believed to a brain abscess. Funeral services will be held at Robertson-Mueller-Harper Funeral Temple at Fort Worth Thursday afternoon then the body will be taken to Traverse City, Michigan for burial. Survivors include his sister here, his mother Mrs. P. C. DINGS of Fort Worth, and his father, JAMES M. DODSON Sr. of New York and five uncles. Dodson was born in Ardmore, attended Culver Military academy, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1923. He went to Fort Worth 12 years ago and engaged in the oil business. His home was 3225 University Drive and he was a member of the Fort Worth Boat club.
Funeral for Baby
Funeral services for SHIRLEY JEAN HARRIS,6 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. HARRIS, who died early Wednesday will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Berwyn Baptist Church conducted by Rev. W. LEE RECTOR of the First Orthodox Baptist Church of Ardmore. Bettes funeral home is in charge. Survivors include the parents, a brother JIMMY CHARLES HARRIS, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. HARRIS of Berwyn, great-grandmother Mrs. DELINA HARRIS of Dewright, Oklahoma and Mrs. C. V. HARRISON of Konawa; aunts Miss OPAL EAVES of Antlers, Miss ALINE HARRIS of Berwyn; uncles HASKELL HARRIS of Chicago, Ill., ARTHUR HARRIS, BURLON HARRIS and LESLIE HARRIS all of Berwyn.
Card of thanks from Mrs. W. A. COE, Rev. and Mrs. JOHN A. ORANGE, EMMA and LARRA ZOLIA COE.
REBUIN J. GAYLOR vs VIOLA GAYLOR, divorce.
OPAL KOLB vs J. A. KOLB, divorce.
SALLIE TAYLOR vs HENRY TAYLOR, divorce.
STANLEY STROMBERG 21 and Miss HONORA HORN 20 both of Ardmore.
WALTER F. TUCKER 23 of Lone Grove and Miss BESSIE MAE MCMILLAN 18 of Wilson.
J. H. TODD 72 of Paoli and Mrs. EULA WILLIAMSON 45 of Purcell.
RALPH E. MORRIS 31 aand KATHERINE DAVIDSON 21 both of Ardmore.
CLARENCE COLWELL 21 of Gainesville, Texas and Miss MARJORIE MAXWELL 21 of Ardmore.
FARRIS WORLEY 22 and MARY LEE SIKES 18 both of Tatums.
Confederate Vet Answers Last Call
BENSON M. WATTS, Confederate veteran, died at the Confederate Home early
Wednesday morning. Services will be held at the chapel Thursday arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Watts was born in South Carolina in 1949 and had lived at the home for some years.
Thursday, June 11, 1936
Mrs. IODA LING Passes
Mrs. IODA LING, age 45, for a number of years employed at the Westheimer & Daube store here, died late Wednesday after a week illness. She is the wife of H. W. LING. Services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Friday morning conducted by Ev. F. D. MCCREEDY and burial at St. Mary’s cemetery will be arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children, Mrs. C. R. ELLISON of Dallas, JAMES LING of Idabel, CHARLES LING of Idabel, KATHERINE LING of Ardmore, and MICHAEL LING of Hugo; four sisters, Mrs. ANS JONES of Hugo, Mrs. L. R. ASH of Tulsa, Mrs. BERTHA SMITH of Shreveport, Louisiana and Mrs. I. HALL of Electra, Texas. Mrs. Ling was born in Texas but lived in Ardmore for a number of years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Negro Girl Held for Trial
Altus, June 11: OLIVA GARVIN, age 19, twice saved from possible mob violence, was bound over without bond today for a murder charge of the slaying of S. E. HARLAN, age 34, white, relief worker.… Harlan was shot down at an Altus RR station. The Negro girl told county officers that she shot in self-defense.
Oil Field Worker Killed in Wreck
Oklahoma City, June 11: CLARENCE SADDLER, age 23, Oklahoma City oil field worker, was killed today when his car collided with another at a street intersection and overturned. He died of a skull fracture. RALPH YOUNG, 28, driver of the other car, told police the cars barely touched but Saddler’s car was going so rapidly, it careered and turned over. The body of Saddler will be taken to Duncan for funeral services. Saddler had moved from there seven years ago.
Oklahoma City man to Be Buried
Oklahoma City, June 11: Funeral services will be held here today for CALVIN JACKSON HOBSON, 49 year old oil operator, who died after a two months illness. Hobson, native of Pauls Valley, had lived in Oklahoma City 20 years. He was president of the Hobsco Petroleum Co.
Sulphur, June 10:
Veteran Dies at Home
CLARENCE E. MCKINLEY, age 38, World War veteran, died at his home 1316 West Wyandotte, following a long illness, Friday, June 5. McKinley lived in Sulphur since 1925, part of the time as a patient at the Soldiers Hospital. He was born in Missouri 1897. Funeral services were conducted from the Frier Funeral home chapel Sunday morning, burial at Hinton Sunday afternoon. Survivors include two brothers, HAROLD MCKINLEY of Douglas, Kansas and HAROLD MCKINLEY of Kaw City, and two sisters, Mrs. FERN PHARISS of Brady, Texas and Mrs. EARL CHADWICK of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Friday, June 12, 1936
Four Enlist in Navy
Four Oklahoma men and two north Texas men enlisted in the U. S. Navy: T. C. WEST of Ardmore, E. I. CHASTAIN of Fittstown, W. MATTHEWS of Ravia, F. D. CRABTREE of Healdton, ENIS MCCOLLUM and J. H. MADDOX both of Valley View, Texas.
Sunday, June 14, 1936
Healdton Man May Lose Leg
WALTER BRAY, minister of the Church of Christ at Healdton, is the Hardy sanitarium with a badly mangled leg and surgeons expect to amputate it. A pumper for the Texas Co. on a lease 1 ½ miles from Healdton, he caught his leg on the flywheel of the powerhouse. A son heard his screams and went to his rescue. Bray is 46 years old and lived in Healdton area most of his life. He lives with his wife and three sons near the powerhouse on the lease.
City Woman’s Father Dies
Funeral services for ROBERT WEIL, age 68, father of Mrs. LOUIS A. FISCHL, will be held at the Jewish cemetery today. Mr. Weil, prominent pioneer resident of Bowie, Texas, died suddenly at 11 p.m. Friday. He had lived in Bowie over 40 years. He was owner and operator of a hotel there. A native of Baden, Germany, he came to this county a young man and for many years engaged in merchandising at Bowie then operated a hotel there. Senator Fischl, advised of his father’s-in-law death, left for Bowie Friday night to join Mrs. Fischl who had been visiting her parents. Harvey Bros. are in charge of arrangements. The cortege will arrive from Bowie and proceed to the Jewish cemetery where Rabbi HARRY A. MERFIELD will conduct services. Pallbearers will be HENRY BAUM, EDWARD KLEIN, SAM YAFFE, SAM DAUBE, DAVE DAUBE and PINCUS/FINCUS TEMERLIN.
Infant Dies at Home
ALPHA FAYE HAGGARD, 16 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RUSSELL HAGGARD, died at the family home 703 B St. SE, Saturday evening. Funeral services will be at Harvey Bros. chapel this afternoon, conducted by Rev. ED RICE. Interment will be at Rose Hill cemetery. Survivors include her parents; a brother AMBROSE LANGFORD HAGGARD; two sisters JEANINE and JULIA HAGGARD; grandmother Mrs. M. M. PRIDEMORE of Texas, grandfather ROBERT L. RUSSELL of Brownwood, Texas; and two uncles, ALFRED and ROBERT HAGGARD of Ardmore.
Highway Employee Dies of Injuries
McAlester, June 12: Injuries from a car accident near here proved fatal to JACK ROBERTSON, age 32, of Henryetta, employee of the state highway department. Robertson was injured recently when his auto overturned three times.
Sulphur, June 13:
(long article about the marriage of Miss RUTH PURTLE to PORTER ROUTH).
Funeral services were held for Mrs. MARY E. MILLER, age 64, who died at her home west of Sulphur Tuesday morning of pneumonia, in the family home Wednesday with Rev. CAL CHAFFIN and Rev. HAROLD MENGES conducting the services. Interment was in the Davis cemetery, arranged by Frier Funeral Home. Mrs. Miller was born in Charlotte, South Carolina, August 13, 1871where her early life was spent. She had been a resident of this county since 1908. Pioneering with her husband, who died last September, she aided the development of the community. She was the mother of ten children, all attended the funeral. Surviving are Mrs. CARRIE BEADLES of Oklahoma City, Mrs. WINONA MCPHERSON of Davis, Mrs. LAURA ANDERSON, Miss MARY MILLER, Miss INA MILLER, all of Sulphur, THOMAS MILLER, VANCE MILLER, ARCHIE MILLER, LEANDER MILLER and ROBERT MILLER, who is one of the county commissioners.
Accident Fatal to Mrs. Miller
While on her way to attend the funeral of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary E. Miller, Mrs. THOMAS MILLER was struck to the pavement by a car about half way between Davis and Sulphur. She was rushed to a Sulphur hospital and died from injuries Wednesday. She was born Nov. 24, 1904 at Grandview, Texas, coming with her family to Sulphur in 1913. She married Thomas Miller Dec. 22, 1929. Besides her husband and son MONROE LEE, she is survived by four sisters, Mrs. J. F. CRESON, Mrs. JEFF KING, Mrs. A. J. ORR all of Sulphur, Mrs. LYDIA MAY of Madill, and three brothers, F. B. WALKER of Alvarado, Texas, D. W. MILLER of Madill and SAM WALKER of Sulphur. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ here Thursday with JACK CHAFFIN officiating.Burial at Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Frier Funeral home.
ALLEN BARRETT CLAYCOMB 21 to Miss MARY GRACE MOFFETT 18 of Sherman, Texas.
DAVIS C. SLOVER 30 to MILDRED O. WILES 28 of Ponca City.
STANLEY JOHNSON 23 to Miss MARGRET WOLFE 18 of Ardmore.
JAMES B. O’DANIELS51 to Mrs. VIOLETTE CHARLOTTE JOHNSTON 34 of Kansas City, Missouri.
Monday, June 15, 1936
Infant Dies at Home
Funeral services for JOSEPH PEARIGEN, one year son of Mr. and Mrs. MELVIN PEARIGEN, who died at the family home one east of the fairgrounds Sunday morning, will be at the Harvey Bros. chapel Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. HORACE C. CASEY of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be WAYNE BYRD, JOSEPH KARLICK, W. E. BRANSFORD and CLYDE WYATT. The survivors include the parents, a sister MARY ANN, two brothers, MELVIN Jr. and HOWARD; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. HERNY PEARIGEN of Ardmore, maternal grandmother Mrs. JOSEPH TABOLSKY of New York City; aunt Mrs. J. A TAYLOR of Ardmore and uncle R. M. PEARIGEN of Oklahoma City.
VERNON HOBBS Badly Injured
VERNON HOBBS, employee of Hudson Houston Lumber Co. at Pampa, Texas, is in a Pampa hospital badly injured from a car accident which occurred in Pampa. He is a brother-in-law of RALPH SULLIVAN of 319 G St and a son-in-law of G. M. SULLIVAN of 311 HNE. Mrs. Hobbs and children were in Ardmore when the accident occurred. They were accompanied by the Sullivans to Pampa.
Die on State Highways
Mrs. C. S. SILTZ, 57, of Chickasha was killed Sunday when her car collided in Chickasha with one driven by J. E. STAPLETON of Verden. Diltz, his granddaughter BETTY BOB DILTZ and Mr. Stapleton were injured.
Mrs. BESS NOFFSINGER, 53, of Oklahoma City died of injuries received last Tuesday in a collision one mile east of the Britton-Edmond highway intersection. Her husband, ERENEST NOFFSINGER, is recovering from injuries.
MELVIN GRIFFITH, 25, Broken Bow, was killed Sunday when his car struck a stalled car and overturned on the Broken Bow-Idabel highway.
JACK ROBERTSON, 32, of Henryetta died of injuries when his car overturned near McAlester Friday.
ALFRED HOLLAND, 25, of Tahlequah died of injuries Friday in a collision near Tahlequah.
Tribute Paid to Madill Woman
Funeral services for Mrs. REBECCA JANE NALER of Madill, who died Sunday, were held Monday morning in the Nazarene church of Ardmore, with burial at Lone Grove cemetery arranged by Watts Funeral Home of Madill. Mrs. Naler was born January 24, 1870 and was married to Mr. Naler in 1888. Ten children were born, eight of whom are living, Mrs. C. C. WOOD of Joshua, Texas; Mrs. S. E. PRUETT of Mannsville, Mrs. W. F. MCPHERSON of Plainview, Texas; FOY E NALER of Lubbock, Texas; Mrs. W. H. NELSON of Ardmore, Mrs. FLOYD ZELLNER of Ardmore, ROY NALER of Lubbock, and J. R NALER of Ardmore. There are 34 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and the following sisters and brother, Mrs. A. B. CHRISTIAN of Penelope, Texas; Mrs. W. A. BELL of Eldorado, Mrs. MARY RIPLEY of Texarkana, Texas, and J. T HAZELWOOD of Cleburne, Texas.
World War Veteran Killed by Train
Oklahoma City, June 15: Funeral services for THOMAS M. MCCLURE, 36, who died yesterday shortly after being struck by a train here, will be held at Poteau tomorrow. McClure, World War veteran, had been working as a salesman here. The body was taken to Poteau today.
LAURA FRANKS vs HENRY FRANKS, divorce.
In re habeas corpus JOYCE MAYS to her mother, Mrs. LONNIE BROWN.
NATHANIEL TURNER, 26 to OLLIE BELLE KEMP 23 of Ardmore.
LOUIS KETNER 238 of Wynnewood to Miss JOHNNIE HANNAH 25 of Wilson.
CAROL LEWIS GANDY 21 to REGION MARY CUMPTON 18 of Wilson, applied for by DEAN CARLTON.
GARLAND L. BEDFORD 21 to Miss FAYE WINA COLEMAN 18 of Davis.
Seminole Boys Dies in Wreck
Baltimore, June 15: A Seminole Indian boy and the driver for a party of sight-seeing Indians were killed today in a car accident-truck collision on Washington Blvd. The Indians, residents of Seminole, Oklahoma, were returning to Washington from a trip to New York when the accident occurred. The dead are JAMES THORPE, age 38 of Clarendon, Virginia, driver of the car, and FLOYD WALKER, 14, Seminole Indian. Four members of the party were injured: Mr. and Mrs. JAMES WALKER, ages 38 and 42, BARNEY COKER 23, nephew of Mrs. Walker, and CHARLES GROUNDS, an Indian lawyer. The Indians had engaged Thorpe to chauffer them from Washington to New York and back.
Tuesday, June 16, 1936
MARY GIST vs E. F. GIST, divorce.
Marriage license: BURTON WILLIAMS 26 of Levelland, Texas to Miss MARY ELLIOTT 17 of Lone Grove.
Wednesday, June 17, 1936
Tribute to Mrs. LOIS JONES
Funeral services for Mrs. LOIS JONES, age 32, who died at her home 201 Tenth Ave SE, Tuesday, will be held at Harvey Bros. chapel Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. O.GASH of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery. Surviving are four sons, JESSE, CECIL, JOHN, and W. H. JONES of Ardmore, one daughter, BILLIE JEAN JONES; her mother, Mrs. EMY TAYLOR of Durant; two sisters, Mrs. W. T. BOOTH of Maytoy and Mrs. VIRGIL DAVIS of Poteau, and two brothers, JAKE DODSON of Pennington and WILLIE DODSON of Durant.
Oil Field Worker Dies
Lubbock, Texas, June 17: FRED WOOD, 30 year old oil field worker, died here of injuries suffered when dynamite exploded in the Monument field near Hobbs, New Mexico. The body will be sent to Faxon, Oklahoma where his parents live.
Two Naval Men Burn to Death
Norfolk, Va., June 17: Lieut. CHARLES E. MALLORY, 27, of Bethesda, Maryland, and Radioman W. C. GRAY of Wharton, Texas were burned to death today when their plane crashed from 150 feet shortly after taking off from the naval air station.
Ardmore Man Great Grandson of Baron HENCKEL von DONNERSMARK
Dr. A. S. HENKEL, who began his fifth year at Ardmore on May 1, is really Baron ALBERT SIEGFRIED HENCKEL von DONNERSMARK. He is the great-grandson of Baron HENCKEL von DONNERSMARK, who was mentioned in Thackeray’s ‘Vanity Fair’ as being in London in 1815…
Cordell Farmer Dies in Collision
Cordell, June 16: Funeral arrangements were to be made today for G. W. ROBERTS, 40, Sentinel famer, killed last yesterday in a car-truck collision three miles north of Rocky. VAN TUNGEIN of Hobart, driver of the truck, escaped injuries. Roberts’ widow and two daughters survive.
Thursday, June 18, 1936
Mrs. Perkins Dies at Home
Funeral services for SARAH ELIZABETH PERKINS, age 76, who died at her home 510 North Washington, early Thursday, will be held at the Harvey Bros. chapel Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. E. WILBANKS of the First Baptist church. Burial will be at Rose Hill. Pallbearers will be E. O. HALE, FRED SLAYTON, CHARLES VAWTER, W. M. HAMILTON, MAX ROBERTSON and HARRY HAMILTON. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. I. C. BARRETT of Healdton, Mrs. R. F. CASTLEBERRY, Mrs. FELIX GARCIA, and Mrs. ROBERT HILL of Oklahoma City, and one son D. T PERKINS and eight grandchildren.
Truck Driver Dies in Wreck
Oklahoma City, June 18: T. B. GRAY, 36, of Greenville, Texas, a truck driver, was killed today when his huge van crashed into another truck parked on a highway one mile north of Noble. GUS TRIPLETT of Knox City, Missouri, driver of the other truck, and JACK BARROWS of Denver, assistant driver, were not injured.
Youth Held on Murder Charge
Walters, June 18: Fifteen year old CLIFTONZACHARY was charged with murder and delinquency today in the early morning slaying of his tenant-farmer father, GRADY ZACHARY, age 42, at their small farm home yesterday. … County attorney FLOYD JACKSON talked with the widow and her daughter LORRAINE who stated that Zachary was mean to the family. Jackson said the boy told him he shot his father with a 22 caliber rifle… The Zachary family farmed one-quarter acre tract moving to Cotton County from Durant nine years ago.
J. F. RATCLIFF vs EDNA MAE RATCLIFF, divorce.
THURMA LOVE vs CLEVELAND LOVE, divorce.
Tribute Paid to Walter Bray
Healdton, June 18: Funeral services for WALTER W. BRAY, minister in the Church of Christ, were held Tuesday afternoon at the East Side Church of Christ. Mr. Bray died early Monday as the result of an injury received Saturday. The services were among the most widely attended ever held in the community. Conducting the services were Evangelist HOMER A. GAY of Lebanon, Missouri and Elder TOM SMITH of the Church of Christ at Healdton. Interment was at Mt. Olive cemetery with Collier Bros. in charge. Active pallbearers were fellow employees of the Texas Co.: B. P. SMITH, PETE COLEY, TOM BAXTER, GRANT GREEN, I. L. LANSFORD and GEORGE IDLEMAN. Mr. Bray was born at Healdton, Feb. 13, 1898. He had lived in this community all his life, family being pioneer settlers. He married Miss BESSIE SIMRELL in 1917. To them were born four children, three sons and one daughter who died in infancy. Mr. Bray became a member of the Church of Christ seven years ago… He is survived by his widow; sons, RAYMOND, GLENN and DONALD, his father ELBERT BRAY, his stepmother and a number of brothers and sisters.
Friday, June 19, 1936
City Woman’s Mother Dies
Mrs. F. K. HANNA, mother of Mrs. KERMIT KYLE of 115 F St SW, died Thursday evening in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mrs. Kyle was with her mother and will accompany the body back to Galesburg, Illinois, the former home. The funeral will be Saturday at the First Presbyterian church in Galesburg and will be attended from here by Mr. Kyle, Mrs. Kyle and her sister Miss RUTH HANNA, executive secretary of the Young Women’s Christian Association in Chattanooga.
Sulphur, June 19:
Funeral services for Miss FRANCES HOCKENSMITH, long time teacher at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, were conducted at the First Christian church Sunday afternoon with Rev. N. L. KEITH, pastor, officiating. She died at her home here following an illness of a few days…. Miss Hockensmith was born at Columbia, Missouri and spent her early life there. She came to Sulphur 34 years ago at the beginning of the institution for the deaf, as a teacher. She was an active member of the Christian Church, giving her time and money to the work of the church...Two brothers survive, WATSON and NEWTON HOCKENSMITH of Fulton, Missouri who were with sister when she died. The body was taken to Fulton for burial.
Funeral services for JOHN HENRY PENNINGTON, age 30, who died at Beeville, Texas, Sunday, June 14, were conducted at the A. G. Dunn Funeral Home chapel Tuesday with Rev. A. B. WHITE of the First Baptist Church officiating. Active pallbearers were RALPH TRUITT, JOHN MCCRAW, Dr. J. F CHI, BUSTER BALLINGER, MARVIN STEPHENS and CHARLES JENNINGS. Interment was at Oak Lawn cemetery. Pennington was born April 14, 1906 in Missouri. He married Miss LEE CAPE of the Koller community in July 1934. Other survivors are his parents, four sisters and one brother.
Funeral for Mrs. Lovett
Funeral services for Mrs. MARY C. LOVETT, age 44, who died in a Shawnee hospital early Thursday after found unconscious at a farmhouse near Asher earlier in the day, will be held at the Harvey Bros. chapel Friday, conducted by Rev. ELBERT M. WHITWELL of the First Christian Church, with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers will be F. J. BALLINGER, R. M. STICE, JOHN Q. ADAMS, ALLEN DESHONG, CLAUD MCPHERSON and ROY BIGBIE. Relatives include her mother, Mrs. C. J. JEFFRESY, LILLIAN SCARBROUGH, ALVIN LOVETT, BARBARA SCARBROUGH, JOHN JEFFREYS, W. J. JEFFREYS, ALTON WATONS and FANNIE ALFORD.
ELSIE TYLER vs OWEN TYLER, divorce.
ELIZABETH YAFFE vs L. F. JONES, et al injunction.
MARY ROSE vs HEXT ROSE, divorce
LOUIS ADAMS 21 to ANNA DIXON 22 of Ardmore.
JOHN NICHOLS 20 of Pauls Valley to Miss ROSETTA MULLINS 15 of Ardmore.
Sunday, January 21, 1936
Four Die in Crash
Columbus, Texas, June 20: A truck-car crash near here killed four persons and injured four more. They are ADOLPH WEGENHOFT 32, Rock Island stockman and his five months old son; Miss VAIDA HOLSTEIN, 17, his stepdaughter, and HILLMER DUNLAVY 28, a barber of Columbus.
Kickapoo Indian Shot to Death
Shawnee, June 20: JAMES ELLISON, about 35, a Kickapoo Indian, was killed here late today, shot five times with a 22 caliber pistol and a man is in custody. Ellison was chased into a small hut in the residential section by another Indian.
Beaver Lawyer Dies from Heat
Heat claimed its first victim in Oklahoma. B. E DICKSON, age 478, Beaver County attorney, was found dead at his office at Beaver by Dr. R. A. MILLER, a dentist with an office next door. Dr. F. A. MCGRAW attributed it to heart failure induced by extreme heat, 105 degrees.
Former Davis Woman Passes
Funeral services for Mrs. C. E. BARNES, formerly of Davis, who died in San Antonio, Texas, Saturday will be held at the Davis home Monday morning. Mrs. Barnes, a niece of Mrs. D. A. ANDERSON Jr. of 327 11th Av. NW, was Miss CATHERINE BAGWELL before her marriage and lived in Davis for many years. Her father was superintendent of the Davis school at one time.
Drowned Girl’s Body Recovered
Guthrie, June 20; Funeral services for KATHERINE CUNARD, age 18, who drowned in the Cimarron River 12 miles west of here, will be held tomorrow at Crescent. Guthrie firemen recovered the body. ElSIE BISHOP, who stepped into the deep water with Miss Cunard when the two were wading, was rescued by BILL JOHNSON, manager of the telephone company at Crescent, then he returned for the other girl, but she was swept under by the current. Both girls were employed by the telephone company.
Madill, June 20:
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Madill Baptist Church for WILLIAM WOODFORD CHANEY, age 72, who died from a heart attack Tuesday afternoon. Rev. B. H. ELSEY of the church was in charge, assisted by Rev. JULIA STANDRIDGE of the Nazarene church here. Chaney had returned from Dallas Tuesday and became ill. Burial was in the Madill Legion cemetery arranged by Watts Funeral home. Pallbearers were D. K. BATTENFIELD, L. T. DEERING, JIM FREEMAN, GEORGE BARNARD, JOHN LANDRAM and R. H. STROTHER. Special singing was by BASIL ADAMSON, Mrs. ED LONG, FRED BAKER and Mrs. JOHN LANDRAM. Survivors include his wife; seven children, three brothers and one sister. All the children are known here, attending the Madill schools: PAUL CHANEY of McCook, Texas; Mrs. PEARL PARRISH of Dallas; Mrs. G. W. KNIGHT of Dallas; ARTHUR CHANEY of Madill; JOE CHANEY of Sulphur; Mrs. BILL KNIGHT of Dallas and Mrs. JACK KENYON of Lawton.
Marietta, June 20
Funeral: Funeral services for RICHARD J. WILLIAMS, age 25, who died Monday at the family residence in Rubottom, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Rubottom cemetery, conducted by Rev. EUAL LAWSON of Zanesis. Bettes Funeral Home of Ardmore was in charge. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. LENA WILLIAMS; four sisters, Mrs. RUBY ROBISON of Leon, Miss BERDIE WILLIAMS of Leon, Mrs. BERTHA BLANKENSHIP of Wilson, Mrs. MYRTLE GEHAGAN of Healdton; and two brothers, J. F. WILLIAMS and L. A. WILLIAMS, both of Rubottom.
Held in county jail: RUS SMITH and LEE MARTINDALE of Thackerville, WALTER LANDERS of Gainesville; (BILLY EASLY and CLARENCE LANDER held as material witnesses), charged with stealing chickens from COLBY SIMS in the Thackerville community.
Wilson, June 20:
Marriage: Miss BESSIE MAE MCMILLAN, daughter of Mrs. MAE MCMILLAN, to WALTER T. TUCKER, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. TUCKER of Lone Grove, took place June 11 at the First Baptist church in Ardmore performed by Rev. C. E. WILBANKS, in the presence of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. C. A. MEAN and ETHRIDGE CANNON of Lone Grove. She is a junior in Wilson high school and he graduated from Lone Grove.
Mrs. TINNIE STILES of South 6th died suddenly Thursday afternoon at her home on South 6th St.
CHARLES FRANK IVEY died at his home June 18. He was born June 22, 1873. Burial was at Maysville.
LAURA CLICK vs WILLIE CLICK, divorce.
WILLIS COOK 21 to JUANITA CARROLL 22 of Wilson.
VERNON G. LANGLEY 19 to Miss ARCHETTA CLARK 18 of Ardmore.
Dr. ROY W. KEY 38 to Miss GOLDA MCLANE 24 of Sherman, Texas.
ED F. JOHNSON 43 to DENA MARIE RANDOLPH 36 of Dallas.
DOLPH MORRIS, under 12 year sentence for manslaughter in the death of SIMON MARSHALL, will probably be taken to the penitentiary; appeal was made.
Tishomingo, June 20:
Funeral: Mrs. REBECCA BENNETT, known to everyone in Johnston County as Grandma Bennett, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W.LOWRY in Troy. She had been ill several months. Funeral services were conducted in the First Baptist Church Thursday afternoon with W. P. LOWE officiating. Interment was in the Troy cemetery. Pallbearers were J. C. BENNETT Jr., MACK BENNETT, MIKE DERRICK, HERMAN ALLEN, BOB HUDGINS, and BERNIE LOWRY. Surviving are five sons, two daughters, 22 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Her children are: J. C. BENNETT who is the Tishomingo postmaster; F. E. BENNETT of Mill Creek; R. H. BENNETT and S. R. BENNETT of Oklahoma City, D. M. BENNETT of Alpine, Texas, Mrs. W. T. LITTON of Wichita Falls, Texas and Mrs. J. W. LOWRY of Troy. Mrs. Bennett would have been 83 years old on July 3. She had lived in Johnston long before statehood. Since the death of her husband several years ago, she made her home with her son, J. B. BENNETT, until she went to Troy a few months ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church for several years.
McLaughlin Is to Go on Trial
CLEVE MCLAUGHLIN, charged with murder in the fatal shooting a month ago of his 14 year old niece, DORTHA NEEL, will go on trial in district court Tuesday. Other cases for trial: RAYMOND PRUITT for robbery; LEO COLLINS, AKA MOLLIE BILL BLALOCK, and ROYAL ROWAN for forgery.
Monday, June 22, 1936
Well Known City Woman Passes Away
Mrs. R. MCMILLAN, beloved Ardmore woman…., died at her home, 802 Bixby Ave., Sunday night after a lengthy illness.She had been a semi-invalid for years and had been confined to her bed the past nine months. Funeral services will be held at the Harvey Bros. Funeral Home chapel Tuesday afternoon, followed by burial at the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Norman. The Ardmore services will be conducted by Dr. S. W. WILLIAMS of the First Methodist church and graveside services by Dr. A. NORMAN EVANS of the McFarlin Memorial church at Norman.Pallbearers at the Ardmore service will be J. B. MOORE, F. O. DAVIS, HAL M. CANNON, HUGH STURM, BOB PHILLIPS and Dr. WINFIELD MILLER. Bearers at the Norman graveside will be JOHN LINDSAY, Judge BEN WILLIAMS, JOHN BARBER, Dr. BOBO, FRANK MILLER and JAMES GRESHAM. She will be buried beside her husband and two sons. Survivors include three daughters,Mrs. T. G. GIBSON of Ardmore, Mrs. IRBY KOLB of Duncan and Mrs. ROBERT TAYLOR of Quapaw; four grandchildren, MCMILLAN LAMBERT of Oklahoma City, JEAN TAYLOR, JOSEPHINE TAYLOR and IRBY TAYLOR, all of Quapaw; and two nephews, JAMES HEWGLEY and JAMES HEWGLEY Jr. of Oklahoma City.Mrs. McMillan is the widow of judge R. McMillan, who died a few years ago, district judge of the Pauls-Valley-Norman district and referee in bankruptcy. Mrs. McMillan was born in Nashville, Tennessee Jan. 13, 1861 and was educated in private schools. She was a member of the Methodist church here and of the Daughters of the American Revolution….
Funeral for Mrs. Hanna
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church in Galesburg, Illinois Saturday for Mrs. E. K. HANNA, mother of Mrs. ARTHUR KYLE of 115 F St SW, who with Mr. Kyle was present for the rites in the family lot at Prairie City, Illinois. Mrs. Hannah, a graduate of Knox College, married LEVI SMITH HANNA and went to live in Clarinda, Iowa. While the children were still small, her husband died. Active in church and civic affairs, she was chairman of the women’s section of the party that elected a reform mayor in Galesburg and worked for prohibition. After 1920 she lived with her daughter, Miss RUTH HANNA, wherever her Y.M.C.A work took her. …Her death occurred in Chattanooga, Tennessee where brief services were held Friday morning by Dr. JAMES FOWLE. She leaves two grandchildren, ROBERT HENRY KYLE and JANET RUTH KYLE of Ardmore.
Weatherford Man Dies of Injuries
Weatherford, June 22: Funeral arrangements were to be made today for WALTER MARICAL, 44, Weatherford grocer, who died late yesterday of injuries suffered in an auto wreck near Shamrock, Texas. EVELYN MARICAL, 17, his niece, in the auto at the time of the accident, is in critical condition at a Shamrock hospital.
SIM FRANKLIN 21 to DOROTHY DAVIS 18 of Ardmore.
EDGAR E. MARTIN 25 to OLA WINFRED PASCHALL 18 of Ardmore.
R. M. WOMACK 53 of Ardmore to EMMA C. ALFORD 44 of DeKolb, Texas.
ELYON BRYANT 33 to EDNA MAE BLANTON 22 of Ardmore.
CLEO WALTON 29 of Pauls Valley to MABLE L. BROWN 22 of Ida, Louisiana.
LEONARD SNEED 28 of Vernon, Texas to OPAL KELLER 21 of Wirt.
FRANK CALCATERRA 23 to GRACE SHOW 17 of Fort Worth.
J. M. DODD 40 to LEONA JACKSON 36 of Wichita, Kansas.
J. P. HARRIS 21 of Celina, Texas to MODINE TUCKER 18 of Frisco, Texas.
H. F. MERCHANT 36 of Waco to MURIEL ENSLEY 30 of Carrolton, Texas.
Funeral for Mrs. MARY WOOD
Funeral services for Mrs. MARY WOOD, age 55, who died Sunday, will be held at the family residence, 1227 B St SE, Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. ED BICE of the Assembly of God church, and Rev. W. H. SNOW of the First Church of the Nazarene.
Tuesday, June 23, 1936
A sudden gust of wine was blamed for the deaths of H. A. MOORE , age 45, of Enid, and WILLIE BELL, Ardmore negro, who were drowned in the city lake at dusk. S. K. WRIGHT, Oklahoma City, brother-in-law of Moore, managed to swim to shore to safety after high waves brought by the gusty wind filled their rowboat and caused it to capsize (more details in article).
Two Killed, Five Others Injured
Anadarko, June 23: Two men were killed and five others injured in an auto collision 4 ½ miles west of Binger on Highway 41 early today. The dead are: WILLIAM MCCAUGHEY of Eakley and FRED MOORE of Eakley. The crash amputated the right arm of Sgt. OMAR EVANS of Fort Sill. Others injured were Mrs. ALLIE BALDWIN 47 of Lawton, her daughter Mrs. LIZZIE GRIMSLEY 22, LEON TAFF of Eakley and OLIN MARTIN of Eakley. Escaping injury included another daughter of Mrs. Baldwin, JESSIE, 9, Mrs. EVANS, HARVEY MARSHALL, a Fort Sill private, and LEE DUNAWAY and JESS TIPTON of Eakley. Taff suffered a broken back and Martin a broken neck. Evans’ arm was so badly mangled, needing amputation. Evans is fromCompany M 29th Infantry at Fort Sill. Evans was on his way to Bridgeport to take Mrs. Baldwin and her two daughters to visit relatives. The six occupants of the other auto are farmers in the Eakley community.
Three Boys Want Permanent Home
Wanted: A Permanent home in kind family. Apply at the county judge’s office. Signed: CECIL JONES, CLEO DON JONES, and HENRY JONES.
That advertisement didn’t appear but it would have probably been worded like the one if it had appeared.CECIL JONES, 12, CLEO DON JONES, 8, and HENRY JONES, 4, are looking for a home. They are three bright-eyed blond lads and at the present, being care for at a home in Ardmore, with the First Baptist church contributing $5 a week for their support. Their mother died recently and their father deserted them some time ago. There are no relatives. CLYDE F. ROSS, county judge, said they need permanent homes. An older brother and a younger sister have already been placed in homes in southern Oklahoma.
Negro Death Investigated
County officers are continuing their investigation into the death of THOMAS WILSON, age 39, a Springer negro farm hand, whose badly decomposed body was found in a bar ditch on a side road 250 yards from U. S. highway 77 one mile north of Springer.MARCUS WILSON, a relative, found the body. The man was last seen about 11 o’clock Saturday morning. At that time, according to C. T. WILSON, a nephew, the man stopped near the place where the body was found and said “I’m tired, I’ll lay down and sleep for awhile. You go on home.” C. T. Wilson said they had both attended the negro picnic near Springer and his uncle had been drinking heavily. JIM LATHROP, county deputy, said it was impossible to ascertain if death was due to foul play or other causes due to the decomposition.
Former City Man Succumbs
F. C. DEZENDORF, former Ardmore man, died suddenly late Monday at Houston following a heart attack. The body will be brought to Ardmore for burial. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. BERRYHILL of 618 Sixth Ave. SE, conducted by Rev. ELBERT M. WHITWELL of the First Christian church and Rev. GEORGE QUARTERMAIN of St. Philip’s Episcopal church. Mrs. Dezendorf will be remembered as Miss EDITH BERRYHILL who has four brothers, W. J., FRANK, TED, and MATTHEW BERRYHILL, residing in Ardmore. Besides his wife and a son TED Jr., Dezendorf is survived by several brothers and sisters in California.
Farmer Killed by Lightning
LOUIS CLINTON, 45 year old farmer living 14 miles southwest of Purcell, was killed when lightning struck him as he rounded up cattle before an approaching thunderstorm.
An approaching storm, whipping up dust, was blamed for a head-on crash near Tipton in which J. C. BARNES, 45 year old Tipton tenant farmer, was killed and Mrs. G. H. ANDERSON of Manitou, driving the other car, suffered critical injuries. (From another article, Anderson, who has a grocery store north of Frederick, said his wife had left their home to come to the store, hurrying apparently to escape the gathering storm. Mrs. Anderson was taken to a Wichita Falls hospital.)
JOHN SNYDER, 25, former Hanna officer, was killed when a fierce wind whipped through the town, smashing the roof of the building he occupied. ARTHUR STOUT fo Hanna was trapped by falling debris and was injured.
First Bale Cotton
Corpus Christi, Texas, June 23: The first bale of 1936 cotton was brought in, bringing its owner more than a $1 a pound. Because TEOFIL GARCIA, Starr County farmer, sped to the Corpus Christi cotton exchange with the first bale of marketable cotton, he received the $500 prize.
Tribute Paid to Woman
Funeral services for Mrs. GEORGE A. WARD, age 90, who died at the Confederate Home Tuesday morning, will be held at the home chapel Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. C. E. WILBANKS of the First Baptist church. Funeral arrangements are by Harvey Bros.
Ardmore Folks Attend Rites
Mr. and Mrs. JOE SIMON attended the Tuesday funeral of her father, SOL WHITE, age 83, long time Oklahoma merchant who died at his home in Prague Monday. The services were held at the Hahn Funeral home chapel at Oklahoma City Tuesday afternoon, followed by burial at Fairlawn cemetery. In addition to Mrs. Simon, Mr. White is survived by his widow; three more daughters Mrs. JOHN SUTTON of Prague, Mrs. ROSE AMBERSON of Okemah and Mrs. BEN MARKS of Houston; two sons, CHARLES C. WHITE and LOUIS WHITE of Prague and three grandchildren. He had lived in Oklahoma 40 years.
Wednesday, June 24, 1936
Friends Complete Arrangements for Tribute to Mrs. Campbell
Friends were completing arrangements Wednesday for a tribute of flowers, letters and telegrams to be paid Friday to Mrs. C. M. CAMPBELL, Ardmore woman whose long and useful life has made her one of the most beloved citizens here. Although she will not be able to see friends due to illness, they will be received by her daughter, Mrs. RACHEL CAMPBELL SUGGS.
Tribute for Mrs. MCGUIRE
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Harvey Bros. funeral home chapel for Mrs. ROSE MCGUIRE, age 57, who died at the home of her son at 316 G NE Tuesday. Rev. A. F. GREEN conducted and burial was at McAlester cemetery. Bearers of the body were CLAUDE HOLDEN, T. C. GRAHAM, WANDDA MITCHELL, FELIX YATES, ALEX PARKER and BERT MITCHELL.Surviving in addition to her husband, J. A. MCQUIRE, are her mother, Mrs. WILLIAM CARPENTER,of West Liberty, Kentucky; four sons, WALTER, BLAINE, and CLINE MCGUIRE of ARemore and RAY MCGUIRE of Peru, California; four daughters, Mrs. GLADYS ALEXANDER, Mrs. BLANCH SODERBLOM, Mrs. BERNICE ROBERTSON and Miss RUTH MCQUIRE, all of Ardmore; and three sisters in Kentucky who were unable to attend the funeral. Mrs. McGuire was born in Breathitt County, Kentucky and married to J. A. MCGUIRE on June 28, 1898. She died incidentally on their wedding anniversary.
Two Critically Injured in Wreck
El Reno: WILLIAM CRUSE of Seminole and EARL ALDEN, age 13/15 of Fittstown were injured critically in an auto collision five miles west of here. Mrs. Cruse and VINCENT ALDEN, age 11, escaped with slight injuries, W. R. MOORE of El Reno, driver of the other car and his son ORVILLE, age 18, were also injured.
Funeral Held for Hollis Pioneer
Hollis: Funeral services were planned here today for C. R. PETTY, age 77, pioneer Hollis merchant, who died of paralysis at his home. Petty was born at Morrisburg, Pennsylvania, coming to Hollis 27 years ago. Survivors include his widow, a son W. J. PETTY of Hollis; and three daughters, Mrs. TOM GARRISON and Mrs. VERNER BRISCOE of Hollis and Mrs. TOM VERHYDEN of Hillsboro, Texas.
Oklahoma City Man Drowned
Pauls Valley: All night efforts to recover the body of RALPH SWEARINGEN, 35 year old Oklahoma City oil field worker, drowned in a creek near here proved futile. W. W. SMITH and A. L. BURROUGH, both of Oklahoma City, his companions, said the three went swimming in the creek after they arrived for a day’s fishing trip. Smith and Burrough told officers they go out of the water and Swearingen remained in the river, holding to a snag out in 10 feet of water. Then they heard him call out, and he was gone.
Died from Natural Causes
THOMAS WILSON, age 45, Springer Negro farm laborer, whose badly composed body was found later Monday afternoon on a side road near Springer, probably died from a heart attack, aggravated by whiskey and intense heat.
Wounded Negress in Grave Condidtion
NORA CLAY, Negress, is in critical condition at her home on White St SE, with deep knife wounds on her head and arm. HAROLD CLAY, her husband, is in city jail as result of a fight between the two Tuesday night.
Owens to Crown Queen of Show
With the crowning of the queen and the presentation of an elaborate floor show by BEN YOUNG and his orchestra, Ardmore’s big three day electric show will come to a close Thursday night. … The candidates are Misses VELMA LEE KENNEY of Healdton, THEDA MILLS of Wilson, VIRGINIA WHITE of Tishomingo, JOY DUKE of Ardmore, MARILYN RANDELS of Ardmore, CHRISTINE CHANEY of Sulphur, and VIRGINIA BELL MURPHY of Marietta…
Dezendorff Rites Delayed
Funeral services for F. G. DEZENDORFF Jr, age 39, of Beaumont, Texas, who died suddenly in Houston, Texas, have been postponed from Wednesday to Thursday afternoon and will be held at the home of a brother-in-law, JENKS BERRYHILL of 618 Six Ave SE. Conducting the services will be Rev. ELBERT WHITWELL of the First Christian church and Rev. GEORGE QUARTERMAIN of St. Philip’s Episcopal church. Harvey Bros. funeral home is in charge. Pallbearers will be ROGER SEAMAN, JOHN FERRATA, BERT RULE, and WILLIAM SAMON, all of Houston, and TED BERRYHILL and HARRY WILSON of Ardmore.Survivors include his wife, Mrs. EDITH BERRYHILLD DEZENDORFF, one TED DEZENDORFF; sister LUCILLE KIRCHER of Washington, D. C.; two brothers, ARTHUR and J. D. DEZENDORFF of Washington, D. C.; his stepmother, Mrs. LUCY MAE DEZENDORFF of Trenton, New Jersey; a stepsister, Mrs. MAE FOUTZ of Washington, D. C.; and four brothers-in-law, TED BERRYHILL, FRANK BERRYHILL, MATHEW BERRYHILL and JENKS BERRYHILL, all of Ardmore. Dezendorff served in the intelligence division during the World War and was a captain in the 4th infantry. He was director of the port at Beaumont and at one time lived here.
Thursday, June 25, 1936
Farm Woman and Son Found Slain
Johnson City, Texas, June 25: Mrs. ERNEST HERWIG, age 28, with her nine year old son were slain with an axe late yesterday at their farm home about 10 miles southeast of Johnson City….
Young Woman Dies at Home
Funeral services for WINNIE MAXINE ARNOLD, age 22, wife of FAIN ARNOLD, will be held at Harvey Bros. funeral home chapel Friday afternoon, conducted by D. C. MOSER of the Church of Christ. Burial will be at McAlester cemetery. Pallbearers will be GENEVA BREWER, BEULAH KYLE, ANITA KYLE, ASA KYLE, HESTER MCCOMBER, and CECIL COOPER. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Arnold is survived by a daughter MILLIE MAXINE ARNOLD; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. PERRY CARPENTER of Deese; five brothers, BERNARD CARPENTER, FORD CARPENTER, A. C. CARPENTER, ZANE CARPENTER, and KENNETH ROY CARPENTER; her parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. ARNOLD of Deese; one brother-in-law CHARLES ARNOLD of Oklahoma City and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. MAUD ADAMS of Ardmore and Mrs. RUBY GREWELL of Pampa, Texas.
MERRILL STANTON 34 to JOHN FULLE 23 of Fort Worth.
EMILE JUMET 47 of Pittsburg, Kansas to GRACE STICE of Marietta.
HARRY O’GOFF 46 of Prague to FRANCES WHITE 38 of Oklahoma City.
VUR MATTHEWS 27 to ESTELL MORRIS 18 of Marietta.
WALTER MILLER 22 to JEWELL THOMPSON 18 of Dallas.
HARRY MORAN 34 to REBA NEFF 22 of Ardmore.
Wilson, June 25:
Mrs. TENNIE STILES was born June 26, 1876 in Franklin, Tennessee and died suddenly at her home in Wilson, June 18, 1936, dropping dead while ironing. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church, services conducted by the pastor, Rev. S. G. ROGERS, Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Stiles was a resident of Wilson 21 years. She left to survive her ten living sons and daughters and several grandchildren. Burial was at Bomar Point arranged by Richeson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Tribbie / Tribby
Mrs. MAUD T. TRIBBIE, wife of LOUIS TRIBBIE of Ringling, died at Norman June 21. She was born March 8, 1874. The body was taken to Seminole for burial. Services were held at the Seminole Baptist church. Interment was in the Seminole cemetery. Mrs. Tribbie is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. H. STAGGETT of Okemah and Mrs. L. S. JOHNSON of Atlanta, Texas; a son, ALVA TRIBBIE of Ringling and her husband Louis Tribbie of Ringling and a grandson. Richeson Funeral Home had charge.
Infant Passes Away
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. MAGNUS of Graham, died here June 22 and was buried in the Hewitt cemetery. Richeson Funeral Home had charge.
Charlie Frank Ivy
CHARLIE FRANK IVY died June 18 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. E. PAYNE, on West Main St., Wilson. He was born June 22, 1873. The funeral was held at Maysville June 20 and interment was at Maysville cemetery. He is survived by five sons and one daughter. Richeson Funeral Home had charge.
Married at Davis
Miss BEATRICE RUSSELL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. RUSSELL of Wilson, and WILLIAM HIERONYMUS NORMAN were married at Davis Sunday, June 21. She is a graduate of Wilson schools and a favorite of the younger set. They will live in Tulsa.
Married at Norman
The marriage of Miss ROSE MARTY/MARTIN of Norman and SPURGEON KERR, son of C. W. KERR of Dillard, was solemnized Saturday, June 20, in the First Baptist church at Norman. Mr. Kerr is on the steamship Escanaba, stationed at Grand Harbor, Michigan. The couple will live in Michigan.
Healdton, June 25:
Funeral services were held Wednesday for FRANK WILLIAMS, who died early Tuesday at the home of his brother, JOHN WILLIAMS, here. Williams became ill three weeks ago at Brock. The services were conducted at the Pentecostal Holiness church by Rev. S. E. STARK, pastor. Interment at Mt. Olive cemetery was arranged by Collier Bros. Williams was a native of Texas but had been in southern Oklahoma oil fields for many years. He was 54 years old and is survived by three brothers, J. W. WILLIAMS, W. A. WILLIAMS of Healdton, and H. C. WILLIAMS of Wewoka; and one sister Mrs. ANNIE KIMBERLIN of Iowa Park, Texas.
Golden Wedding Anniversary
Honoring Mr. and Mrs. W. B. RATLIFF on their golden wedding anniversary, Mrs. W. M. RATLIFF was hostess at a lovely dinner Saturday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. JIM BUTLER, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. STEVENSON, Mrs. LULA CANADA, and Mrs. M. E. BLACKMAN. Mr. and Mrs. Ratliff are among the pioneer settler of this region, having lived here and nearby for 45 years.
Rites for Infant
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Dixie cemetery for RICHARD PRESSLEY, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. PRESSLEY of the Gulf Oil company camp near Fox. The services were conducted by Rev. J. C. DODSON, Baptist minister, and interment at Dixie cemetery was arranged by Collier Bros. of Healdton. Surviving are the parents, three brothers and three sisters. The baby was born June 18 and died the following day.
Mrs. JIM THOMPSON went to Irving, Texas to visit her daughter Mrs. EDDIE MISHOU.
Mrs. J. L. COPELAND of Houston, Texas is visiting her mother, Mrs. EDNA HIGGLE, her sister, Mrs. ELLIS COUCH, and her grandmother, Mrs. J. P. MCGRAW.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. CHAUNCY, Mrs. J. D. NESS and Miss HELEN HIERONYMOUS of Tulsa were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. HIERONYMOUS and Mr. and Mrs. H. P. GORDON. They attended the wedding of Miss BEATRICE RUSSELL of Wilson and MELVIN HIERONYOUS of Tulsa, on June 21.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. MARTIN and her brother, Mr. HOLLOUGHBAUGH, attended the funeral of a nephew at Alvord, Texas.
Estate of MARY L. MADDEN, deceased.
Estate of LEAMON HOOKS, deceased.
Central Life Assurance Society vs ARCH MERITT, BARRIE MERRITT, TOM MCBRYDE, K. LINDSKOG, JAMES D. THOMAS, PERAL VITTETOE, JESSE B. MCBRYDE…
Funeral Services for Baby
Funeral services for MACK ROBERT LINGO, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES LINGO, who died at the family residence, 517 B St SW, Wednesday, will be held at the Lone Grove cemetery Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. BAKER of Lone Grove. Bettes Funeral Home is in charge.
Friday, June 26, 1936
Convict Slain by Cellmate
McAlester, June 26: Warden ROY KENNY said a fight between two cellmates over a 25-cent debt resulted in the fatal stabbing of WILLIAM BARFIELD, age 24, of LeFlore County last night. ROY GLASBY, age 24 of Garfield County, surrendered a butcher knife and placed in solitary confinement. …
Woman Admits Extortion Plot
Oklahoma City, June 26: Mrs. ZULA POSEY, age 32, of Prague, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of attempting to extort $3500 from two Prague businessmen by sending threatening letters through the mail…
Sulphur, June 26:
Funeral services for JOHN BENN, age 69, who passed away Saturday in an Ardmore hospital following an operation on Tuesday of last week, were held at the Vinita Ave. Church of Christ here Sunday afternoon with DRAY CARTER of Healdton conducting the final rites. Mr. Benn came to Sulphur from Tennessee in 1887. He was one of Murray County’s pioneers, residing at the Nebo community and well known for his integrity and forward-looking qualities. Three daughters survive him: Mrs. GENE LANSFORD of Dougherty; Mrs. LOY WINN of Plenscott; and Mrs. JACK RABIE of Graham. Four brothers, all residents of this community, who came here in 1887, survive: JIM BENN, CHESS BENN, JACK BENN and WALTER BENN. Burial was in the Drake cemetery with the A. G. Funeral Home in charge.
Final rites for GUY ‘PETER’ HUSBANDS, formerly of Sulphur, were held at Fort Sill June 15, after which military burial was made at the Lowrance cemetery, south of Sulphur with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating, arranged by Lawton funeral home. He was killed when struck by an auto June 14 and lived a few hours after the accident. He enlisted in the army and was stationed at Fort Sill near where the accident occurred. He was born at Connerville July 25, 1912 and had lived in and around Sulphur most of his life, attending public schools here. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. HUSBANDS who recently moved from Sulphur to Greggtown, Texas; two sisters, SYBIL HUSBANDS of Greggtown, and Mrs. DOROTHY WILLIAMS of Ardmore; six brothers, JOE, PAUL, WAYNE, JIMMIE and KENNETH HUSBANDS, all of Greggtown, Texas.
War Veteran Passes
WALTER D. HUSKEY, age 36, World War veteran, passed away at the Soldiers hospital Monday night. Funeral services were held from the A. G. Dunn Funeral home chapel Tuesday afternoon with Rev. MAURICE A. COOK of the Calvary Baptist church officiating. Members of the Sulphur American Legion post served as pallbearers. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery. Huskey, whose home was in Sawyer, was born Sept. 21, 1899 in Alabama where he spent his early life. He enlisted in the U. S. Army July 17, 1917. He had an excellent war record, serving in several battles… He received his discharge in 1919. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Sulphur American Legion post 148. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. NORA HUSKEY, five children, three of whom are patients of the children’s ward of the Soldiers hospital, his mother, two brothers and one sister.
Sunday, June 28, 1936
Girl Dies of Injuries in Auto Wreck
Fort Smith, Arkansas, June 27: Miss MINNIE SUE LANE, about 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. LANE of near Muldrow, Oklahoma, died in a Fort Smith hospital, shortly after she and five others were injured in truck-bus collision on U. S. Hwy 64 at Muldrow, Okla., several miles west of here. A passenger in the truck driven by her father, Miss Lane was crushed when their truck was crushed with a Santa Fe Trail System bus. Others injured were NOLA MAE LANE, sister of the victim; FINNEY WILSON Jr. age 34, MAXINE TREAT age 11, Mr. and Mrs. LANE…
Durant Youth Fatally Hurt
Euince / Eunice, New Mexico, June 27: FRED FRY, age 20, of Durant, Oklahoma, sophomore football player at Oklahoma A. & M., died almost instantly when he was accidentally knocked from a high derrick platform in an oil field eight miles west of here.
Sulphur, June 27:
Miss MARTHA BOONER of Tishomingo and H. C. BAILEY Jr., formerly of Sulphur,now of Shawnee, were married in a quiet ceremony at Shawnee, June 8. She attended East Central State Teachers college at Ada, taught school near Ardmore for some years and was to teach here the coming term, but resigned since her marriage. The groom, a Sulphur reared young man, is the son of Dr. and Mrs. H. C. HAILEY of this city. He graduated from Sulphur high school, attended University at Norman, now employed with the Adams Publishing Co. at Shawnee where they will live.
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. MASTERS announce the birth of a daughter June 23 at the family home.
Mr. and Mrs. RAY VANMETER announce the birth of a daughter born June 21 in a Sulphur hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE BROOK announce the birth of a son born at the family home June 13.
Ira Allday Dies
IRA P. ALLDAY, long time resident of Murray County, passed away at his home here on 11th St. early Thursday morning, attributed to apoplexy. Mr. Allday came to Murray County from Texas many years ago and made his home in Sulphur the past ten years… Survivors are his widow, and four daughters, Mrs. DOC BRADEN, Mrs. EUNICE WARD and Mrs. WARD HUNTER, all of Sulphur, and Mrs. COZETTA JOHNSON of California, and several grandchildren.
Taylor Infant Passes
JOE ALFRED TAYLOR, age 4 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. TAYLOR, passed away in an Oklahoma City hospital early Wednesday. Funeral services at the A. G. Dunn Funeral home chapel were conducted by Rev. MAURICE COOK of the Calvary Baptist church. Burial was at Mill Creek.
Funeral for JOHN FRANTZ
Funeral services for JOHN FRANTZ, age 41, World War veteran, who passed away at the Soldiers hospital Thursday, were held at the A. G. Dunn Funeral home chapel Thursday with Rev. N. L. KEITH of the First Christian church officiating.Frantz was born at Dougherty, June 21, 1895 and was reared in Murray County. He was actively engaged in the World War and suffered a physical handicap as the result. At the time of his death, his residence was 1818 West Vinita Ave. Survivors include his wife,and two children, ANNE, age 11, and RUTH, age 16; a sister, Mrs. GENE WILSON of Sulphur and PETE FRANTZ of Dougherty.
Wilson, June 27:
Mrs. OLLIE WHITENER of Wilson and TOMMIE LUDWICK of Temple, Texas were married at Ringling, June 20. They will live at Temple, Texas.
Among the out of town people attending the funeral of Mrs. TENNIE STILES last Saturday were Mrs. TOM HOLLOWAY and son L. B., JESS ARMSTRONG and BESSIE ARMSTORNG of Troy, Mrs. RICH of Mill Creek, Mrs. HANNAH POLLOCK of Muskogee, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. COLLINS of Wewoka, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. COLLINS of Wewoka, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. COLLINS and Miss LIZZIE COLLINS of Oklahoma City. Miss LIZZIE visited the home of CHARLIE STILES before returning home.
Funeral at Durwood Cemetery
Funeral services for WILLIS W. ALLEN, age 88, who died at the Masonic home at Guthrie, will be held at the Durwood cemetery this afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. SIEMENS of Marietta, arranged by Bettes Funeral home. Survivors include four sons, JOHN W. ALLEN of Ardmore, JOE ALLEN of Atoka, JIM ALLEN of Paducah, Texas and WILL ALLEN of Loveland, Texas. He was born in Alabama.
Carter County Farm Women Return from Washington Meeting by Convention Which Brought Together Farm Women of Every Place
The largest delegation of women ever assembled anywhere came together June 1 to 6 when Associated Country Women of the World assembled in the nation’s capital for their convention… from Ceylon, Australia, Canada, Palestine, New Zealand, India, Lativa, Germany, South Africa, Sweden, Southern Rhodesia, Switzerland, and England, some of the countries… Going from Ardmore were Mrs. MINNIE B. CHURCH, county home demonstration agent, Mrs. R. S. REED, Mrs. R. C. SURBER, Mrs. FANNIE B. HEDGES, Mrs. J. F. KING and Mrs. C. B TANNER….
T. J. RUTHERFORD vs MYRTLE RUTHERFORD, divorce.
BURNEY ROSE vs H. L. HAGERMAN, et al on contract.
M. A. STEELMAN vs BILL RATLIFF, justice of peace appeal.
MATTHEW A. BERRYHILL 23 to IMA JEAN HUTCHENS 18 of Ardmore.
G. W. WADE, 24 to BERNICE GOODSON 18 of Ardmore.
RAYMOND C. TELFAIR 30 to JESSIE MAE BEASLEY 25 of Ennis, Texas.
Marietta, June 27:
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the First Christian church for Miss SELMA INEZ SADLER, conducted by Rev. A. L. PORTERFIELD of Durant, assisted by OSCAR ELLISON, Church of Christ minister. Death came to the young Marietta woman as result of pneumonia in the Gainesville sanitarium last Tuesday afternoon. She took sick Sunday but wasn’t thought to be in serious condition until Tuesday afternoon. She was born near Marietta, April 11, 1914, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. SADLER who moved to Marietta several years ago. She was employed by the Southwestern Bell Telephone company since her graduation from the Marietta school in 1932. She was a member of the First Christian church and an active member of Eastern Star. Survivors include her parents, a sister Mrs. BEN F. JOHNSON, a brother, C. E. SADLER and a nephew and a niece. Burial was at the Overbrook cemetery arranged by L. T. Burton funeral home.
Five Held in Jail
Five Gainesville people are in the Love county jail on charges of robbery and kidnapping. Three men and two women forced TEX GILLIS of Oklahoma City to side of the road south of Thackerville and robbed and beat him. He was returning to Marietta from Gainesville, they forced his car to the road side, took $6 off his person, but missed the $295 in his billfold he threw to the back of the car. Then they took him to a place north of Thackerville and beat him. The five are: ETHEL BENTLEY WOOTEN, FRANCES BENTLEY, WILL WOOTEN, J. B. BENTLEY and ROBERT ALLEN. Assisting the sheriff were deputy HENRY HARDY, constable GEORGE ROBERTSON, and Thackerville city marshal CLAUD WHITTEN.
Monday, June 29, 1936
Hits Power Line
A.G. GRAHAM Jr., of 1412 Harris NW, is in Von Keller hospital with a broken arm, hurt toe, and back injuries, and HAZEL FULLER, 16 year old farm youth, was cut about the face and legs when the car in which they were riding crashed into a power line pole ½ mile south of Dornick Hills country club on Hwy 77 Sunday.
Missing Girl Found at Work
Kansas City, June 29; An 18 year old Cherokee, Iowa girl, sought by her parents since June 10 when she disappeared from a train here, was found by police today working as a nurse maid. The girl, ELIZABETH FOSTER, was detained at police headquarters while her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. FOSTER of Cherokee, who offereda reward of $100, were informed. “One of my boyfriends must have tipped off the police,” the girl declared angrily. She said she had been a student at the El Paso College of Mines for two years...
Two Drowned in Oklahoma
The body of 15 year old LUTHER RICE, farm boy, was recovered from the Washita River, near Chickasha Sunday. At Harrah, J. H. SMITH, age 60, Oklahoma City oil lease buyer, fell down a 20 foot embankment and was drowned in Horseshoe Lake. Six year old BONNIE COOK of Oklahoma City was rescued from Northeast Lake by her father, DAN COOK, when she waded beyond her depth.
Two Seminole Men Burned’
Seminole, June 29: Two Seminole machine shop workers were burned critically when a piece of drill pipe fell across a high line. EARL MCFARLAND and FRANK PINION were injured.
Midshipman Dies from Injuries
Portsmouth, England, June 29: PRESTON SMITH, a U. S. midshipman, died in the Royal Naval hospital today from injuries received from a fall in a ship’s hammock aboard the U. S. S. Wyoming.
Corsicana, Texas, June 29: Mrs. EVALINE RUSSELL, 84 years old woman from Stigler, Oklahoma, was killed and Mrs. M. L. RANDALL of Houston was injured when the car in which they and four others were riding struck a bridge on Hwy 75 near Richland south of here today.
Bus Mechanic Badly Burned
BOB MOFFITT, mechanic at the Jordan Bus Line garage on West Broadway, suffered painful but not serious burns on his head and hands Monday when a pan of gasoline used to wash tools became ignited from a spark.
JACK BUTLER 21 to DAPHNE WHEELER 18 of Milo.
WILLIAM JESSE LYONS 21 of Wilson to MARIE LEWIS 22 of Eufaula.
V. TRIPPET 25 of Dallas to THEILA MAE KILGO 21 of Houston.
CURTIS ANDY TAYLOR 18 to LISA JONES 17 of Ardmore.
HAROLD DONALDSON WEST 18 to MYRTLE ROSE BURGESS 17 of Ardmore.
HAROLD N. PARKER 22 to MARYNETTE LAMB 18 of Ardmore.
W.A. AUSTIN 21 to PAULINE MITCHELL 18 of Wilson.
E. L. LOFTIES 21 to AMY JONES 18 of Ardmore.
Negro’s Relatives Request Autopsy
Relatives of HERMAN BUYKE, negro, whose badly bruised body was found early Saturday morning on a road near Tatums, applied to ROBERT W. RICHARDS, county attorney, for an order for an autopsy. The relatives insist that Buyke was beaten to death and robbed. He had $10 and some whiskey in a sack at the time he was last seen alive. Officers, who examined the body, stated the possibility that Buyke was struck by a passing car and fatally injured, returning from a negro picnic.
Tuesday, June 30, 1936
One person is dead and four others are in the Hardy sanitarium, result from an auto wreck Tuesday at Wolfe Creek on Hwy 70, four miles west of Mannsville, just over the line in Carter County. Killed was Miss MOZELLE SHAW, age 15, of Gainesville, Texas. Injured were: Miss OLETA SANDERS 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. SANDER of Gainesville, both legs fractured; CRADDOCK BEARD of Ardmore, scalp wounds; ATWELL THRELKELD of Ardmore with cuts and possible internal injuries; MARVIN CORDELL of Mill Creek with cuts and bruise. Cordell, who had caught a ride with the four near Dickson school, said the car was traveling at high rate and failed to make a turn at the foot of a hill, crashing into a bridge banister, all except Cordell were thrown from the car. Miss Shaw was a daughter of Mrs. ELIZABETH SHAW, WPA worker at Gainesville, and Miss Sanders is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. AMOS SANDERS of Gainesville. This is the second serious accident at the Wolf Creek bridge. Several years ago, JINKS TROTTER was killed and his car burned when he failed to make the turn.
Couple Beaten to Death in Bed
Odgen, Utah, June 30: Mr. and Mrs. ADAM SNYDER, gray-haired grandparents, were slain and Mrs. Snyder’s 80 year old mother, Mrs. EMMA SCOTT ROSE, was beaten so severely she may die. Police seek GEORGE MORTENSEN, 37, of Salt Lake City, whose wife, GRACE MORTENSEN, daughter of the Snyders, was also bludgeoned with a pick handle…
Cattleman of Pioneer Days Passes
Funeral services for L. B. HORN, long time southern Oklahoma cattleman, who died at his home at Dickson Monday, will be at the Bettes funeral home chapel Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Dr. S. W. WILLIAMS of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in the Gainesville, Texas cemetery. Pallbearers will be JOE COOPER, OTHO MURPHY, RUSSELL LATHROP, MORRIS HARPER, W. M. GWYNN, and ARTHUR J. JONES. Surviving are his widow, a son, MALCOLM HORN of Oklahoma City, three grandchildren and two sisters. Mr. Horn was born at Lebanon, Tennessee July 3, 1857 and moved to Gainesville, Texas in 1880 to take charge of the Born/Horn Bros. ranch. In 1882 he moved to Loco (Oklahoma) and lived there a number of years, then moved to Ardmore. He moved from Ardmore in 1918 to Provence and was engaged in business. In 1926, he married Miss HESTER KENAMER, after his first wife died several years ago. Horn was a steward in the Methodist church and active in school and church affairs. He was president of the trades council for years until ill health forced his retirement.
Mother, Son Fight Felons
Reed, June 30: The story of the desperate struggle of a mother and her son with two armed men, one of whom boasted he was FORREST GIBSON, fugitive Texas killer, was told her today. Mrs. R. L. WHITTAKER, the mother, emerged with some bruises after she grappled with one of the intruders, who snapped his pistol ineffectually at her three times. Her son, PETE WHITTAKER, filling station operator and a Kiowa County special officer, exhibited some cuts and bruises…. (another long article about the fugitive chase is on front page)
Two Men Killed in Truck Wreck
Gainesville, Texas, June 30: W. C. MORGAN, age 27, and FELIX LEE, age 21, truck operators out of Clarksville, Texas, were killed when their truck sideswiped another truck, crashed into a culvert and turned over. The accident was on the road six miles west of Gainesville on the road to Wichita Falls. Both men were unmarried. Their bodies were brought to Gainesville.
Farmer Killed by Fall into Well
Hot Springs, Arkansas, June 30: JOHN SISTEN, age 48, farmer, was killed today when he fainted and fell 35 feet to the bottom of a dry well from which he had just been pulled to escape gas in the hole. Sisten was cleaning out the well into which he had lowered himself by a rope. When he felt overcome by gas, he called to his 15 year old daughter JEANNETTE to assist him to the surface. …
Short bio of LOUIS A. FISCHL, senator from Ardmore. Born in Taylor, Williamson Co., Texas on November 24, 1898, now 37 years old, came to Ardmore with his family in 1913. An only son, with five sisters, forced to quit school when 15 years old and earn a living, helping his family to keep his sisters in school…. Got a job with the Ardmore Abstract Co., worked until 1917 when he was appointed county court reporter, then 1918 became district court reporter… took home correspondence classes.. took and passed the law exam in 1924 and opened his law practice in Ardmore. …
HORACE AUTREY, 24 to RUTH MAINER 18 of Oklahoma City.
MAURICE HALL 21 to FLORINE GUSHING 18 of Shawnee.
ELLIOTT SIMPSON 41 to CARRIE ELSIE RILEY 36 of Fort Worth.
Masonic Rites Conducted
Masonic burial services were conducted at the Durwood cemetery in memory of W. W. ALLEN, age 88, one of the oldest Masons of southern Oklahoma, who died at the Masonic Home in Guthrie. Mr. Allen assisted in the institution lodges at Durwood and Baum, one time member of the Mannsville lodge, now all three lodges went out of existence.
Ardmore Girls to Play Overbrook
In their first game of the season, Ardmore girls softball team will play the Overbrook Indians at the Kiwanis playground, West Main St. and Broadway. Local lineup: F. O. MCLEAN, supervisor, DORIS WILKES, LUCILLE CARTER, THELMA DUNCAN, JANET KYLE, PRISCILLA HAVENS, CLEO WALLACE, MOZELLE JACOBS, HELEN FREDRICH, NELLIE WELDON, GLENDA CONTWAY, HELEN PIKE, BERNICE WELDON and EVELYN COX.
Rites for Mrs. Townsend
Funeral services for Mrs. MARTHA JANE TOWNSEND, age 91, who died at the Confederate Home here Monday, were held at the Bettes funeral home chapel Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. GEORGE W. LEWIS, superintendent of the Home. Burial was at Rose Hill cemetery. Surviving are her husband, J. W. TOWNSEND; four sons, ROBERT TOWNSEND of Silo, D. A. TOWNSEND of Durant, J. F. TOWNSEND of Denver, and W. T. TOWNSEND with unknown address; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Townsend was born in Georgia Nov. 7, 1845. Before coming to the Confederate Home, she lived at Durant.
Tahlequah Boy Drowns in River
Tahlequah, June 30: JAMES STARR WYLY / WILEY, age 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. WYLY of Tahlequah, was drowned late yesterday in the Illinois River when he had gone swimming with three other boys. The body was recovered.
Madill, June 30:
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Watts funeral home chapel for Mrs. JOE MCCROSKEY, age 27, who died Friday at her home in El Paso, Texas. She will be remembered as Miss THELMA MCGHEE, granddaughter of Mrs. ANNA MCGHEE of Madill. Burial was at Oakland cemetery. Mrs. McCroskey is survived by her husband, her mother, two brothers, K. G. MCGHEE of Oklahoma City and W. B MCGHEE of Tulsa.
DICK SMITH, residing in the south part of the county, received an injured arm Friday evening by a rifle said to have been fired by ORAN LANE, also residing in the south part of Marshall County. Lanes was jailed by JOE EVERETT, deputy sheriff, and HARMON SPICER. The men were in Smith’s field when a scuffle began over a rifle.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Lark cemetery for Mrs. J. W. ERWIN, age 53, who died early Saturday morning in a Durant hospital. GEORGE HENRY of Kingston officiated with GUY PARDUE of Lark in charge of the singing.
Miss MATTIE ESTELLE SCOTT accepted a position as assistant in office of Dr. N. MILLER, local dentist. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. PENN SCOTT and a graduate of the 1936 class.
Bride to Be Honored
Honoring Miss NOWETA WHTIING, whose marriage to WILLIAM WEEMS WEINTRAUB of New York City has been announced, Miss MARY WINIFRED COLBY and Mrs. WENDYL WATTS entertained with a personal shower at the Colby home. The wedding will be in early July.
LEO IVEY, who was severely injured in a truck accident last Saturday night, will be released from a Sherman hospital sometime this week. Lee sustained a broken jaw, punctured bladder and other injuries. His sister, Mrs. BERTIN QUALLS, and Mr. and Mrs. IRA IVY visited him.
HERNY MORTON of Isom Springs got his leg broken in two places when it was caught in a hay bailer. He was bailing hay for C. W MUNCRIEF of Isom Springs when his right leg was caught.