The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Wednesday, July 1, 1936
Claremore Farm Boy Is Drowned
Claremore, July 1: JAMES RADER, age 16, drowned late yesterday in a pond near his farm house four miles south of here. Hs had gone to the pond with his half-sister, FRANCES FULTZ, age 11, and four other girls to swim. The girls said he dove from a board into deep water and then shouted for help. ALVIN NICHOLS, father of one of the girls, pulled the boy from the water and he was brought here where the fire department men were unable to revive him.
Farmer Dies Result Burns
Durant, July 1: VINCENT MCKINNEY, age 36, died in a hospital here today from burns suffered when a farmhouse seven miles southeast of here burned. His mother, Mrs. P. M. MCKINNEY, and a brother HOWARD were burned slightly. The victim was trapped in his bedroom on the second floor of the frame residence and as burned as he dashed downstairs. …Funeral services will be held tomorrow.
Condition of Three Grave
Three of the four young persons injured in an auto accident Tuesday morning in which one was killed remained in serious condition. 17 year old OLETA SANDERS of Gainesville, Texas, whose legs were broken above the knee, was described in serious condition. ATWELL THRELKELD of Ardmore has a fractured pelvis and possible internal injuries, and CRADDOCK BEARD of Ardmore has a crushed sinus. MARVIN CORDELL of Mill Creek was dismissed.
The body of MOZELLE SHAW, age 15,who was killed in the accident, was taken to Gainesville, Texas. Services by Carroll Funeral home were held Wednesday. She is the daughter of Mrs. ELIZABETH SHAW, WPA worker at Gainesville. The accident occurred 12 miles east of here at Wolfe Creek shortly before noon Tuesday. Cordell, who had caught a ride with the four when the auto in which he was riding broke down, said they were travelling at a high rate of speed.
Mrs. EULA PACE Passes Away
Funeral services for Mrs. EULA PACE, age 29, who died here Tuesday, will be held at Rose Hill cemetery Wednesday evening, arranged by Bettes Funeral home. Surviving are one child; her father, Mr. CAMPBELL of Ardmore; four brothers, VERNON CAMPBELL of Ardmore; HENRY CAMPBELL of Sand Springs, ARCHIE CAMPBELL of Arizona and GRADY CAMPBELL of Virginia; one sister Mrs. LIZZIE KNIGHT of Sand Springs. Mrs. Pace, who lived on 12th Ave. NE, had lived in Ardmore more than 25 years and was born near Ardmore.
Thursday, July 2, 1936
TOM CONNER vs IDA CONNER, divorce.
HENRY KEEL vs REBECCA KEEL, divorce.
IRENE DOLHEM vs M. J. DOLHEM, divorce.
Farm Woman Dies Result of Burns
Shawnee, July 2:Mrs. W. E. MCLAUGHLIN, age 31, farm woman, died today from burns suffered when an oil stove exploded as she was preparing a meal at her home near here yesterday. Her husband and three sons survive.
Friday, July 3, 1936
Richard Jones, Maud, Killed in Wreck in Arbuckles
RICHARD JONES, age 30, filling station operator of Maud, was fatally injured and LUTHERLUCOMPTE, age 38, garage man of Maud, was being held in the Carter County jail as a result of a fatal truck-car collision on U. S. Hwy 77 at the south base of the Arbuckle mountains. JONES, suffering a fractured skull and numerous injuries, was first taken to Davis in a passing car and then to a Sulphur hospital. He died an hour later. His body was returned to the Hutchens funeral home at Davis to be taken to Maud. JIM LATHROP, deputy sheriff, investigated and said that Jonesand Lucompte were riding in a 1927 Buick sedan, going south down the mountain road. A.E. SHROPE of Winfield, Kansas, driving a Diamond T truck loaded with produce, was going north up the hill and said he saw the Buick careening from side to side down the hill at a high speed. Shrope pulled as far to the side as possible but the car crashed into the truck, demolished the Buick, both men thrown out. Lucompte said Jones was driving, but Lathrop found a pint of whiskey… booked Lucompte on a ‘drunk driving’ charge. .. Lucompte said Jones asked him to drive him to Ardmore to visit relatives…
Mrs. John F. Easley Passed
Mrs. LUCILLE DUDLEY EASLEY, wife of JOHN F. EASLEY, editor and publisher of the Daily Ardmoreite, died of a heart attack at Friday morning at the family residence, 1614 Stanley blvd. The end was peaceful and unexpected. At the home was a brother, Dr. MARION DUDLEY, who had come Thursday to observe with Mrs. Easley her birthday. He is a Lawton druggist and the only surviving member of her immediate family. … She was the daughter of Dr. M. J. DUDLEY, a surgeon in the 59th Georgia Regiment, and was a descendant of American Revolutionary forebears. She and Mr. Easley celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary a few days ago. They were married June 1896 in the little town of Leon and came to Ardmore where they resided continuously. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. ALBERT RISSEN, and three grandchildren, JOHN EASLEY, BETTY MAURINE and ALBERT Jr. The services will be held at the Harvey Bros. chapel Sunday afternoon, with the Christian Science church in charge. Those serving as active pallbearers: I. D. PRICE, SAM BLACKBURN, RAMON MARTIN, D. B. GAINES, HARRY WILSON and L. A. SPREKELMEYER. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery beside her mother who died years ago.
Threlkeld Dies of Injuries
ATWELL THRELKELD, age 25, of Ardmore, became the second victim of the auto crash east of Ardmore Tuesday morning in which Mozelle Shaw of Gainesville, Texas was killed and four others injured. He died of internal injuries Friday morning. Funeral services will be held at the Harvey Bros. chapel Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. C. E. WILBANKS of the First Baptist church, with burial at Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers will be JOE SWINKEY, PIKE ARNOLD, CORTEZ CRADDOCK, RUSSELL ADAMS, R. B. MAYS and FRANK HERRON. Surviving are his widow, a daughter WANDA SUE, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. SAM R. THRELKELD, a sister LAHOMA FROLEY and a half-brother, S. S. THRELKELD jr. all of Ardmore.
Church Nears Completion
Graham, July 3: Workmen are completing the new Methodist church started in June… The Women’s Missionary Society meeting of the week was marked by an address of Mrs. C. B. NORTHCUTT, of Ardmore, district secretary. Mrs. A. L. CARPENTER accompanied her to Graham. Mrs. GEORGE ENGLISH and Miss BALTHROPE served refreshments to: Mesdames CECIL MILLER, RAY EDWARDS, J. H. HOPKINS, L. A. CASEY, J. S. SAPP, T. C.JOHNSTON, BERTHA CHAPMAN, M. A. JACKSON, A. D. DAVIS, GUY WOOD, A. W. CARSON, L. W. CRONIN. The society will meet with Mrs. BERTHA CAMPBELL Monday when Mrs. WILKERSON will conduct the Bible study.
Tribute to Whittington
Funeral services for WILLIS F. WHITTINGTON, age 48, son of the late Captain and Mrs. W. F. WHITTINGTON, prominent early southern Oklahoma family, who was found dead in bed Thursday morning, will be held at the Bettes Funeral home chapel Friday afternoon, conducted by Dr. S. W. WILLIAMS of the First Methodist church. Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery. Bearers of the body will be E. C. LONDON, FRANK STEEL, S. L. WILKINSON, EVERETT HENLEY, CHARLES DOBBINS and J. BARTON HETTICK. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. C. D. CARTER, who is the widow of congressman Carter, and Miss JEWEL WHITTINGTON, with whom he was associated in the operation of the Whittington Hotel, and a nephew, COLEMAN R. JONES. The Whittingtons came to Ardmore in the early days.
Sunday, July 5, 1836
Tribute to Mrs. Easley
Long article about her funeral.
Among the out of town relatives in attendance: Dr. and Mrs. MARION DUDLEY of Lawton, HESS, LESS, and JESS THOMPSON of Oklahoma City.
Policeman Shot to Death
Seminole, July 4: Officers of two counties joined in a hunt for two men, one of whom shot and killed CHRIS WHITSON, 52 year old Seminole policeman, at a tavern 1 ½ miles northwest of here late this afternoon. Whitson was shot five times as he approached two men who were in an auto stolen at Shawnee Thursday night. MELVEN HARVEY and IRVIN JONES, Seminole youths, recognized the car here this afternoon as the one stolen from them. They followed the men to the tavern then returned to Seminole and asked Whitson to get the car which belonged to WILLARD HARVEY, father of Melven. The youths told officers the men were headed toward Shawnee.
Funeral Held for Mrs. ANNA CASE
Oklahoma City, July 4: Funeral services were held here today for Mrs. ANNA CASE, age 41, former Holdenville music teacher, who died Thursday. Three daughters, all of Oklahoma City, survive her.
Six Persons Die as Oklahoma Celebrates
For the Fourth of July, four persons died in auto accidents and two drowned. ETHEL MAY WRIGHT, age 16, MAY TROPPER, age 14, and her twin sister FAY TROPPER, all of Blackwell, went wading in the Chilkaskia river, stepped down in a deep hole, Fay alone managed to crawl back to the bank. The bodies of Miss Tropper and Miss Wright were recovered.
Private STANLEY J. PAYNE, age 20, of Chico, Texas, just relieved of guard duty at Fort Sill, was riding a truck back to the barracks. He fell and the heavy truck tires passed over his head, dead by the time he was taken to the fort hospital.
SIMON BEAN, age 35, Choctaw Indian of Beachton, was killed when his auto crashed into a bridge railing at the edge of Smithville, died of a skull fracture and broken neck. CHARLEY HEASTON and ARTHUR SUMMER of Smithville, other occupants of the auto, were uninjured.
H. C. FRENCH, age 49, mold cleaner at an Ada glass factory, was killed when his bicycle at Ada collided with an auto driven by E. D. ROSS of Stonewall. Ross’ auto overturned as he swerved in an effort to avoid the crash.
The first Fourth of July victim was DUDLEY BALDWIN, age 35, Geary farmer, killed when his auto met a truck head-on three miles west of El Reno. PAUL JOHNSON 26 and THEODORE CUTNOSE, both of Geary, were injured.
Oil Pumper Drops Dead
A.E. BAIRD, age 56, oil well pumper, of Pooleville, dropped dead at a local café Friday night and late Saturday efforts to locate a son, ELER BAIRD, had been unavailing. The body was brought to Harvey Bros. funeral home, pending arrangements. He was employed by the Carter Oil Co.
Funeral for Mrs. Ward
Healdton, July 4: Funeral services were held Saturday, July4, at the First Methodist church of Healdton for Mrs. LYDIA BELL WARD. Rev. C. L. ECKLE, pastor, conducted the services. Mrs. Ward passed away at her home in north Healdton early Friday morning. She had been suffering from heart ailment for some time. Mrs. Ward had been a resident of Healdton for 15 years. She was born in Pierce City, Missouri, March 18, 1874 and was 62 years old. She was married in 1896 to MARVIN WARD, who survives here. The surviving children are BRYAN WARD, Miss DAMARIS WARD, and Mrs. ARETHA HUGHES of Healdton, SAM and M. D. WARD of Seminole, and Mrs. JACQUELINE LILLARD of Wilson, all present at the funeral. Brothers and sisters also surviving are JAMES TROUT and Mrs. LOU CAPRON of California, Mrs. LUCY TURNER of Picher, GEORGE TROUT of Loco, Mrs. LAURA PEYTON of Cleburne, Texas, and DAN TROUT of Baytown, Texas. Interment was at the Loco cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. funeral home of Healdton. Mr. and Mrs. WILLIE PEYTON of Cleburne, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE TROUT of Loco, Mr. and Mrs. DAN TROUT of Baytown, and Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM HARTSFIELD of Sulphur and other relatives from out of town attended the funeral.
Madill, July 4:
Rites for EARL MOORE
Funeral services were held from the Liberty school Friday afternoon for EARL MOORE, age 17, who died in a Sherman hospital Thursday morning, from a ruptured appendix. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. MOORE. Rev. C. J. BULLARD officiated.
Little Sonny Boy WILKERSON, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. HUBERT WILKERSON, who live north of Madill, is in critical condition in an Ardmore hospital as a result of injures received when he was run over by a car on the highway near the ice plant. …The Wilkersons have two other children of whom Sonny Boy is the youngest.
WALTER HUFF, formerly manger of the Livengood Motor Co., was appointed city night watchman to succeed J. T. PRATT, who held the office the past five months. KARL SETHIFF will replace Huff at the motor co. JAMES CARDIN will also be employed at the company; his position at the Rollins Drug store will be taken by TOM ALEXANDER Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. QUALLS and sons, FERRIS and THURMAN, and the latter’s daughter, JERRY ANN, returned from Ida Lou, Texas where they attended the funeral of a relative, ROBERT BLAKELY. Blakely, killed in a car accident last Friday, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. GENE BLAKELY, who formerly lived in the Rabon community in Marshall County. His funeral was Tuesday.
Tribute Paid to Miss Phelps
A large group of Madill and Kingston friends attended the funeral in Troy Tuesday of Miss VERNA MARIE PHELPS, sister of Mrs. FRANK LANDRAM and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. PHELPS, formerly of Kingston. Miss Phelps, age 25, died Monday night at the home of her parents in Troy after an illness of three years. Funeral services were held at the Troy schoolhouse Tuesday with Rev. W. I. LOWE, Baptist minister in Tishomingo, officiating. Burial at the Troy cemetery was directed by Watts funeral home. Miss Phelps had returned recently from Tucson, Arizona where she had lived for some time for her health. Immediate survivors are her parents, sisters, Mrs. LANDRAM of Madill, and Miss MARY PHELPS of Troy and a brother DENVER of Tishomingo.
Funeral Held for Infant
Funeral services were held at the Newport cemetery yesterday afternoon for the day old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. MERRITT of Newport, who died here Friday, arranged by Bettes funeral home.
Healdton, July 4:
Funeral services were held at the Dixie cemetery Friday for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. MORRIS. The baby died July 2 at the family home near Graham where Morris is employed by the Westheimer & Daube Oil Co. Dale funeral home of Healdton had charge of arrangements. Survivors include the parents and one sister.
Word was received here of the death of Mrs. B. P. GARLAND, mother of Mrs. L. F. KELLEY of Healdton, at Pauls Valley Friday, July 3. Mrs. Garland made her home with Mrs. Kelley here until recently and was widely known.
Marietta, July 4:
Miss EVAZA EVANS of Haileyville and CLAUDE COLSTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES COLSTON of this city, were married June 5 by Rev. H. Nally at Muskogee. They will reside in Haileyville where he is a high school coach.
Rev. and Mrs. JAMES V. GRAY were called to Duncan Wednesday night where her father, W. J. PYONT was seriously ill. He died Thursday. The funeral was held Friday at the First Baptist church at Duncan, conducted by Rev. J. J. WARD and Rev. ROY L. HURST. Mr. Pyont had been in the grocery business for 15 years. Two sons live in Duncan.
Monday, July 6, 1936
Marietta, July 6: Funeral services for JESS MCCARTY, about 35, hardware dealer, whose body was found in a county jail cell here Sunday morning, are to be conducted at the First Baptist church this afternoon, by Rev. J. W. TRUITT of Whitewright, Texas, and Rev. JAMES V. GRAY, Marietta Baptist minister. Burton funeral home has charge. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. MCCARTY, long time Marietta residents; his widow, one son and one daughter. McCarty went to jail, asking to be locked in a cell… ORREN WESTER, sheriff, said that it was not the first time that McCarty had asked to be locked up.
Five Killed in Gunfight
Lufkin, Texas, June 6: An argument over payment for a taxicab services was listed by police as the cause of the deaths of five persons, resulting from a gun fight on July 4. WILLIE CASTLE, 30 year old negro, sought for the slaying of CHARLIE NEWBERRY, taxicab operator, was cornered by ten officers yesterday in a house and was shot to death when he refused to surrender. Newberry’s sons, J. B. and ELMER, died a few hours later of their wounds. Castle fled after he, O. T. BOATRIGHT, another negro, and the NEWBERRYS participated in the battle at the taxicab office. J. B. Newberry chased Boatright for two blocks, fatally shooting him.
Ollie Miers Passes
Ardmore’s first death of the summer due to typhoid fever occurred Sunday when OLLIE MIERS, 12 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JEFF MIERS of 1224 Tenth Ave. NE, succumbed to the disease. Hers was the first outbreak and she had been ill three weeks. Funeral services for the young girl were held Monday at Harvey Bros. chapel and interment was at Rose Hill. She is survived by her parents, two brothers, MANFORD and DOYLE, and a sister ZOLA.
Funeral for A. E. BAIRD
Funeral services for A. E. BAIRD, 55, employee of the Carter Oil Co. at Pooleville, who died suddenly in an Ardmore café early Saturday morning, were held Monday at the Harvey Bros. chapel with Rev. C. E. WILBANKS officiating. Interment was in Kilgore cemetery near Lindsay. Baird is survived by his wife, from whom he was separated, one son EBER BAIRD, two brothers and three sisters.
ANNIE LAURIE GODWIN vs W. L. GODWIN, divorce.
MILTON PRUITT vs HARRIET PRUITT, divorce.
BRUCE MCMILLAN 21 to MARGIE STRAUGHN 19, Wilson.
NEAL SCOTT 29 to ETHEL MAE FRANKLIN 17, applied for by EVA SCOTT.
CHARLES DANLEY 39 of Ardmore to ESTHER FERGUSON 19 of Madill.
JOHN L. HUSTON 29 of Enid to BARBARA L. LEASURE 21 of Oklahoma City; applied for by FOSTER STONER.
PAUL FAGAN 23 of Ardmore to O’DESSA MARTIN 20 of Connerville.
MARSHALL E. DODSON 22 to LIA WERLINE 19 of Courtney.
RALPH K. MCCLELLAN 27 of Kansas City to MARIE PEMBERTON 29 of Dallas.
HARLAND NEWSOM 22 to HAZEL DAVIDSON 24 of Celina, Texas.
L. R. MERRILL 40 to HELEN LOUISE HARRYS 23 of Dallas.
CLAUDE E. WOLVERTON 34 of Gainesville to OVA BYNUM 36 of Altus.
ROY J. MELINDER 21 of Tulsa to HELEN HAY HUGHES 18 of Gainesville.
WALTER ROBERTSON 21 to SYLBE HANSON of Nocona.
FERRIS J. KEMP 32 to INEZ WOLFE 32 of Fort Worth, Texas.
W. H. GEARY 21 to EDITH FERGUSON 18 of Madill.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. STRACHER of 312 East Broadway announce the marriage of their daughter Miss JANET STRACHER to WILLIAM EARLEY of Cleveland, Tennessee. The marriage took place July 4 at the First Orthodox Church by Rev. W. LEE RECTOR. The only attendants were her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. HENRY STRACHER.
Tuesday, July 7, 1936
Miss Burton Passes Away
Funeral services for Miss ELSIE FLONELL BURTON, who died in an Oklahoma City hospital Monday night after an illness of three months, will be held at the Pooleville Baptist church Wednesday afternoon. Burial arranged by Bettes funeral home of Ardmore will be in the Pooleville cemetery. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. BURTON, four sisters, Mrs. ROSE REID, Mrs. MARY WARD, Mrs. GERTRUDE KENNEDY, LAVERNE BURTON, and two brothers, DALLAS BURTON and LESTER BURTON, all of Pooleville. Miss Burton was born at Pooleville Nov. 13, 1914.
Lost Child Found
Safford, Arizona, July 7: A searching party found five year old GORDON JENSON alive and unharmed in the regions of Mounhgraham, 4 to 5 miles from the picnic site where he wandered away Sunday. Sheriff HUGH TALLEY said the child had apparently suffered from the two nights and days of wandering through the underbrush. … His parents, Mr. and Mrs. SAM JENSEN, were still on the mountain summit when their son was returned.
Sulphur Man’s Mother Dies
Sulphur, July 7:
Funeral services for Mrs. AMANDA MASTERS, age 81, mother of EARLE MASTERS of Sulphur, were held at the Hahn Funeral home chapel in Oklahoma City Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. CECIL DENNY, Christian minister of Durant, assisted by Rev. N. L. KEITH of the Sulphur First Christian church. Interment was in the family lot at Norman, beside her husband, E. A. MASTERS, who died at his home in Sulphur in 1919. AMANDA PEERY MASTERS as born in Kansas where she spent her early life, then moved to Sulphur in 1911. She passed away at the home of her son, CLAUDE MASTERS of Sapulpa, early Friday morning. Mrs. Masters spent most of the past 12 years with her daughter, Miss MYRTLE MASTERS, in Durant. About 2 year ago they went to Jefferson City, Missouri where they have resided. She had left her home there a few days before her death to visit her son in Sapulpa. The Masters family is well known in Sulphur. Another daughter, Mrs. RAY CONNALLY, of Oklahoma City also survives.
Sail to Australia
EDDIE MURDOCK, son of Mrs. R. M. DUNHAM of Sulphur, will leave soon for the west coast then sail to Australia where he is booked for several boxing matches. He is visiting his mother and sister here.
Miss NETTIE CANTRELL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. CANTRELL, and WILLIAM HOGAN of Vinita were married Sunday evening here at the Calvary Baptist church in the presence of 30 friends and relatives. They will live in Sulphur where he is employed.
With Mrs. O. L. MCINTIRE of Durant, Mrs. GOBLE BAXTER of Paris, Texas, Mrs. WILLIAM GODDARD of Haroldsburg, Kentucky, and Mrs. PAUL REED of Sulphur as additional guests, Mrs. R. W. CHANEY entertained the Friday Tea club Wednesday with a breakfast-bridge. Mrs. HUGH CUSHENBERRY will entertain the club next Friday.
Miss ELAINE WOOD of Pilot Point, Texas is here to visit her sister Miss DOROTHY WOOD.
Mr. and Mrs. BILL E. HEATH and son returned from Olney, Texas where their visited their sister and aunt, Mrs. BERNARD FURRH.
Mrs. W. R. KERNAN and daughter of Hollywood, California are visiting her mother, Mrs. R. M. DURHAM. Mrs. Kerman is the former Miss VINITA MURDOCK of this city.
Mrs. MANILA LIGON and children of Electra, Texas are here to visit her mother, Mrs. I. C. RENFRO.
Mrs. ELSIE REESE of Hobbs, New Mexico is here to visit her mother Mrs. J. E. BAILEY and her brothers, WORTH and ERNES HILL.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. HARPER of Oklahoma City, and Mr. and Mrs. CHESTER GREER of Paducah, Kentucky were guests of relatives in Ardmore.
Miss CLAIRENE RAMSEY and BILLY FULTON are representing the First Christian church here at the leadership conference at Camp Chapman.
Mrs. HOMER BISHOP and children of Wewoka are guests of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. G. W. SLOVER.
ELGIN WATKINS, young son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. WATKINS of 935 West 14th St., was taken to an Ardmore hospital.
PUAL MCAFEE of Wichita Falls, Texas will visit his brother RAY MCAFEE and family.
Miss HILDA NEWMAN of McMinnville, Tennessee is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. BUCK LEARY here.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. SAPP of Fort Worth are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. DAVE BLAKEMAN and family.
Miss RUTH CUNNINGHAM is visiting her sister Mrs. JIM DUNCAN at Stratford.
W. L. COFFMAN vs MAUDE COFFMAN, divorce.
MAURICE BRIDGE vs FREIDA BRIDGE, divorce.
ESTELLE COX vs CALVIN COX, divorce.
S. R. HICKS, 39, Madill and IMA PRICE, 28, Oakland.
LYMAN C. VEASLEY 31 and MARY FOSTER HUDSON, 23, Ardmore.
J. L. COX 55 and MAE MORSE 34, Ardmore; applied for by G. O. MORSE.
G. M. FRENCH 41 and ORA JUSTUS 53 of Fort Worth, Texas.
Thursday, July 9, 1936
MARTHA LEWIS, an incompetent, by Dr. J. F. ROBINSON, her guardian, vs unknown heirs of SINCUM THOMAS, deceased, quiet title.
OSCAR L. MITCHELL et al vs Carter Oil Co., cancellation of oil and gas lease.
In re habeas corpus of LUTH JONES.
G. W. HILL vs ELLA WALKER, nee ROBERTS, foreclosure.
JEWELL LATTIMORE vs WILLIE LATTIMORE, divorce.
Marriage license to PAUL BRILEY 27 to BEULAH WILCOX 28 of Oklahoma City.
Names in Oil and Gas Transactions:
LILLIE SULLIVAN and husband, C. P. SULLIVAN; R. L. KINNEAR; R. L. KINNEAR; M. G. CUNNINGHAM; C. E. CLAXTON and ORIE CLAXTON, husband and wife; H. G FARNSWORTH; J. W. GLADNEY and BLANCH GLADNEY, husband and wife.
Funeral Rites for Child
Funeral rites for MIRRIE MADELENE SHOEMAKER, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. AUSTIN SHOEMAKER, who died Wednesday, will be held at the family residence three miles southwest of Ardmore, Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. B. BROWN, Sulphur minister, arranged by Harvey Bros. Pallbearers will be JESSE JIM, GEORGE BELL, MURROW COOPER, and KELSEY WILLMOND. Surviving are her parents, grandmothers, Mrs. MADELENE FARVE of Ardmore and Mrs. MISSIE HOLDEN of Overbrook; a great-grandmother, Mrs. MARY SHOEMAKER of Ardmore; aunts, Mrs. OLD FORD of Overbrook and Mrs. BERTHAM JIM of Overbrook; and an uncle WINSTON SHOEMAKER of Overbrook.
Friday, June 10, 1936
Former Ferry Operator Dies
Hugo, June 10: G. W. BOYD, age 83, who operated a ferry over the Kiamichi River near here in the territorial days, died today at his home at Sawyer. Funeral services were to be held later today with burial in the Sawyer cemetery. Surviving are four sons, HARVEY BOYD of Hugo, RICHARD and HENRY BOYD of Sawyer, and JIM BOYD of Newark, New Jersey.
Texas Officer Leaps to Death
Tyler, Texas, June 10: JOHN W. POPE, Jr., assistant Texas attorney general, plunged to his death from a seventh floor hotel room today to escape flames from a bed set fire by a cigarette…. Relatives live in Dallas where the body will be taken. He was 26 years old.
Thomas Man Dies from Injuries
Woodward, July 10: WAYNE EMBERSON of Thomas died late yesterday at a hospital from injuries suffered when the auto that he was driving plunged from a highway near Supply and overturned.
Seminole Farmer Killed in Wreck
Seminole, July 10: E. B. VAUGHN, age 78, Seminole county farmer, died in an auto collision six miles north of here late last night, which sent his daughter, Mrs. CLIRCIE WARRAN to a hospital. E. V. VAUGHN, driver of a borrowed car in which the three were riding, was not hurt. The accident occurred when they entered state highway 48 from a side road.
Sulphur, July 10
Mr. and Mrs. RALPH MCKEE, a son BOBBIE WARREN, born in Sulphur hospital June 28.
Mr. and Mrs. PAT PATTERSON, a daughter SADIE, born in Sulphur hospital June 28.
Mr. and Mrs. RALPH WILSON of Pilot Point, Texas, a daughter, born in a Salina, Texas hospital July 5. Mrs. Wilson is the former Miss MARY CUNNINGHAM.
Sunday, July 12, 1936
Madill, July 11:
Miss Andrews’ Mother Dies
Report received here Tuesday of the death in Okeene Tuesday afternoon of Mrs. Andrews, mother of Miss MAUDE ANDREWS, former home demonstration agent of Marshall county. Miss Andrews resigned several weeks ago to be with her aged parents.
Funeral services were held at the Oklahoma school Monday afternoon for Miss EDWINA GARNER, six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. GARNER of the Oklahoma community. She died in an Ardmore hospital early Monday morning.Her appendix had burst.
ELISE MCLAUGHLIN vs MORGAN E. MCLAUGHLIN, divorce.
C. E. SANDS vs ELIZABETH SANDS, divorce.
In the matter of the estate of ALICE DAVIS, now WILLIS, Mississippi Choctaw 34, appeal from county court.
TOMMIE THOMPSON 29 to LELA MOSE 15, Ardmore.
TOM BOOTH 37 to CORDIE AINSWORTH 37, Ardmore.
Marietta, July 11
Funeral services were held Monday for J. C. MCCARTY at the First Baptist church, conducted by Rev. J. W. TRUETT of Whitewright, assisted by Rev. JAMES V. GRAY, pastor of the local church. He was 35 years old and lived all his life in Marietta. He had been in the hardware and furniture business here. …Those surviving include his widow, children CLINT and MAVIS; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. MCCARTY, pioneers, and the following, all of whom attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. BEALE MCCARTY of Sulphur, Mr. and Mrs. EARNEST MCCARTY and daughter of Ada; Mrs. FRANK MILLER of Oakland, California; Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE ENGLISH of Clemscot; Mr. and Mrs. JENNING MCANNALLY and family of Denver, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. JOHN T. WOODS of Ada; Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BALTHROP of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. JIM BALTHROP of Slidell, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. HAL PURDY of Ardmore; Mr. and Mrs. M. W. MCCLURE of Wichita, Kansas; A. P. BALTHROP of Courtney; Mrs. LEPER and CLYDE LEPER of Ardmore. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery arranged by L. T. Burton funeral home. Pallbearers: W. C. PEDEN, BEN OWEN, JOHN PICKENS, all of Ardmore; RUSSELL PROCTOR of Sherman, D. L. MONTGOMERY and ORREN WESTER.
One colored man is in jail and the other in serious condition, result of a double shooting affray Monday, ESAU HALSTEAD, colored, is seriously wounded and NATHAN WRIGHT, colored, is in jail.
RALPH K. MCCLELLAND was charged with bigamy on a complaint prepared by the county attorney’s office. He is alleged to have married MARIE PEMBERTON against whom a like charge was filed while still married to RUBY MCCLELLAN.
ROBERT BROWN Dies at Wilson
Wilson, July 11: ROBERT E. BROWN, whose home as 603 South 3rd St., died Monday evening, July 6. He had been a resident of Wilson for 22 years. He was born at Wier, Kansas and was 48 years old. He is survived by his wife; a stepson DOC BROWN; a sister Mrs. NELLIE KING of Ponca City; a niece, Mrs. LYLA WINN and her husband, F. E. WINN of Krebs. All the above, with Mrs. KELLY KING of Ponca City, a nephew from Krebs, and Doc’s aunt, Mrs. FRANK MEEKS of Ardmore, attended the funeral. Pallbearers: CHARLES MCCABE, E. L. FOSTER, MACK LOVEALL, LAURENCE LEE, BILL GRIFFIN, and JOE DUFOLD. Funeral at the Church of Christ was conducted by Rev. CHARLES L. JOHNSON, assisted by L. D. WEBB, arranged by Richeson Funeral home with burial at the Hewitt cemetery.
Wilson, July 11:
R. C. SWAN, a former resident of Wilson, died at Breckenridge, Texas, June 22, suddenly, and was buried at Albany, Texas. Five children, of whom one was Mrs. ROBERT EDWARDS of Orr, survive him.
Ringling, July 11:
LOUIS LAFAYETTE STOCKTON of Cornish passed away at his home Wednesday, July 8. Burial was in the Ringling cemetery Thursday afternoon. He was 65 years old. Mr. Stockton was born in Van Buren, Arkansas in 1871. He came here in 1921. Mrs. Stockton died in 1920. There are eight children who survive him: ROY R. STOCKTON of Ringling; K. J. STOCKTON of Ringling, LEE STOCKTON of Wilson, CLYDE C. STOCKTON of Ringling, Miss BESSIE STOCKTON of Ringling (other three?). A brother E. H. STOCKTON of Ringling also survives.
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER CALDWELL and daughter BARBARA LEE and Mr. and Mrs. CAROL BELL and son MONTE, all of Ardmore, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. FLOURNEY ENGLISH.
WANTLAND SHANNON returned from Munday, Texas.
Mrs. MORRIS DULANEY and Miss LAVERNE SHERFEY of Ardmore visited Mrs. F. C. KEETON.
LARRY ALBRITTON of Wichita Falls visited Mr. and Mrs. B. F. HAMILTON.
Mrs. TRIXIE CUMMINS and sons of Ardmore visited Mrs. JULIE CUMMINS.
Mrs. CASSIE DUNCAN and Mrs. BONNIE COLLIER of Healdton visited here.
W. H. HACKLER of Cornish visited his daughter Mrs. CLAUDE FLETCHER at Healdton.
JOHN HUGHES visited his daughter and son, CHARLES and LILA HUGHES of the Cornish Children’s Home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. BONE and son J. B. Jr. of Marietta were here.
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. MILLS and daughter THEDA of Wilson visited the A. E. PRESTWOOD home.
Mr. and Mrs. BUCK STROUD, DICK DILLEN, and ONETA MORRIS went to Turner Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. CARTER were on business at Duncan.
Mrs. B. HAMILTON of Wichita Falls visited her brother A. E. PRESTWOOD and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. HUGHES of Oklahoma City visited her father.
Mrs. LOUISE BASS returned from Gainesville and Whitesboro, Texas.
FRANK BRISTOW of Cornish visited his uncle CLARENCE BIGBIE here.
CARL COX had business at Ada.
Miss IMOGENE SINGLETON of Courtney is a guest of her aunt, Mrs. E. C. GOODMAN and family.
The Cornish young people met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR ELLIS to honor Miss LOIS LACY who will move to Amarillo, Texas. There are more than 40 people.
W. D. DEAN of Cornish left to visit at Stoneburg, Texas.
Miss JOANNA CARROLL of Grand Saline, Texas, a guest of the Carroll family of Cornish, and Miss ROSE MARY CARROLL visited relatives at Mountain Home.
Mrs. J. D. HANNAH of Waurika visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. TURNER.
RUDOLPH FOLSOM had business at Durant. He is a teacher in the Mountain Home school.
Dr. and Mrs. J. N. CALHOUN have as guests, their daughters, Mrs. PAUL OWENS and son, BILLY REESE, of Lawton, and Mrs. HARRY JONES and daughter BETTY RUTH of Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. LESLIE are on vacation in Mexico, visiting her people.
Mrs. M. E. RICHARDSON of Lawton returned home.
.W H. HACKLER of Cornish went to Chickasha and Norman.
Mrs. LOUISE BASS of Cornish will visit at Durant.
Monday, July 13, 1936
Pauls Valley, June 13: Officers sought to identify the battered body of a man, about 25, found on a railway right of way one mile southeast of here. It is believed that he was killed as he walked along the tracks, his clothes were scattered along the tracks for two miles.
City Woman Passes
Mrs. MARY LOUISE AULDS, a resident of the state for nearly 40 years, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. OLLIE WARD, 1017 B St NW. The funeral will be at Dixie Tuesday with burial arranged by Bettes funeral home. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by four sons, HOLLY, LONZO, FRED of Ardmore (fourth?), a sister, Mrs. NANCY AULDS and a brother HENRY HOLMAN, who live at Duncan, and several grandchildren.
EDITHE WHITE vs LECK (L. F.) WHITE, divorce.
HELEN PASCHALL vs J. C. PASCHALL, divorce.
BESSIE DAVIS vs C. H. DAVIS, divorce.
EVERET SCHELL 31 to ANNA MAE BURDUE 29 of Ardmore.
CLEBURN WALK 22 to VIOLA HUTCHINS 18 of Ardmore.
ROY ALEXANDER AHLL 11 to IVAN CARROLL 21, Ardmore.
PAUL L. RIDDLE 33 of Mount Pleasant, Texas to PAULINE WEST 18 Ardmore.
Dr. W. W. CHRISTOPHER 25 to BONNIE LEE BATIEN 20 Dallas.
JOE BENDER 26 of Gorman, Texas to MARTHA HICKS 29 of Fort Worth.
Judge and Mrs. Ogden Attend Reunion
Judge and Mrs. JOHN B. ODGEN of 314 Wheeler attended a reunion of his family last week at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. OGDEN of Mena, Arkansas. The occasion was the second visited home in 25 years of the oldest on, RILEY OGDEN, who is in the U. S. Marine Corps and has been in foreign countries most of the time. He returned to the U. S. from China the last of June and following this visit, returned to his command at Mare Island, California. He is a non-commissioned officer and will retired in seven years. All but one of the nine sons were present at the reunion.
Mr. and Mrs. SAMUEL J. CHANDLER of San Antonio returned home after a visit with their daughter Mrs. J. HOBSON VEAZEY and Dr. Veazey, 226 G St SW. They came to attend the wedding of Mrs. Chandler’s cousin, Miss MARY FOSTER HUDSON with Dr. Veazey’s brother, Dr. LYMAN CUNNINGHAM VEAZEY.
Monday, July 13, 1936
Farm Woman Drowns
Guthrie, July 12: The Cimarron river near here claimed a second drowning victim today within three weeks. Mrs. PAULINE HAMMOND, age 20, wife of BILL HAMMOND, 23, farmer of near Cashion, drowned 13 miles west of here yesterday when she plunged into a deep hole while wading with a group on an outing.
Tuesday, July 14, 1936
Two Perish in Oklahoma Heat
Two person were dead from searing heat in Oklahoma. Mrs. MARIE MANKER, 35, a maid, was found dead in bed at her home at Tulsa and police and physicians attribute the death to heat prostration. ALLEN H. THOMAS, 53, proprietor of a McAlester tourist camp, died late yesterday of a heart attack, physicians said excessive heat was a contributing cause.
Tribute to OTTO HAMMOND
Funeral services for OTTO HAMMOND, age 52, who died at the family residence 1507 West Main, Tuesday, were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. JIMMY DIXON with interment at Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. He is survived by sons, BUT(?) of Ardmore, PRESTONand HOLLIS of Wirt; daughters, OPAL, RACHEL and RUTH HAMMOND of Ardmore, and Mrs. BLANCH ADCOCK of Write; three brothers, CHARLES HAMMOND of Comanche, DELBERT and EARL of Wirt; and his mother Mrs. ZUDIE HAMMOND of Wirt.
Girl Dies in Texas Storm
Dallas, July 14: One person is dead and five nursed minor injuries in the wake of strong winds and rainstorms along the Texas coast. Miss EUFALA MAE FISH, 18, was dead of shock after lightning struck a small structure on her father’s farm south of Newton in southeast Texas.
Detroit Negro Hurt in Wreck
ROBERT W. DAVIS, age 78, negro, whose home is in Detroit, is in Hardy sanitarium with a broken leg and deep wounds on his face and head as a result of a collision between his car and a truck driven by DELBERT BROWN of Ardmore, at Fourth and L Streets SW Monday. The truck overturned and the sedan in which Davis, with his son JACK, and a hitchhiker, JIM MCMECHAN of Ellensburg, Washington, was riding, was demolished. Delbert Brown was driving the truck for the Corcoran Flour and Feed Co.
Wednesday, July 15, 1936
Teacher Dies in Wreck
Anadarko, July 15: HAZEL RATHJENS, 23, Apache school teacher, was killed near here last night when a tire on the auto in which she was riding blew out, causing the car to overturn. J. W. FULBRIGHT, another occupant, suffered a broken leg. Miss Rathjens suffered a skull fracture.
Four Young Men Enter Navy
Four young men of southern Oklahoma departed for San Diego, California to enter training in the U. S. Navy, announced by J. H. SHOWERS, Ardmore recruiting officer. They are: G. E. CARRIKER and W. L. ATTERBURY of Healdton, J. P. STANSELL of Duncan and J. D. HARMAN of Elmore City.
MARY MITCHELL vs JAMES K. MITCHELL, divorce.
BILLIE JANE SHELBACH, a minor, by H. W. TERRY, her father and next friend, vs STANLEY SHELBACH, annulment of marriage.
CARL L. SMOYER vs MARY SMOYER, divorce.
W. I. RIDGEWAY 39 to LILLIE PALMORE 35 Ardmore.
ED GRIFFIN 28 to EMMA LEE STOKES 23 Healdton.
Wirt Franklin Employee Dies
FRANK MARVIN O’BRYAN, an employee of Wirt Franklin Petroleum Co. for the past 15 years, died Tuesday following a ten day illness. Funeral services will be at the Tishomingo Methodist church Thursday, with Dr. J. C. DODSON, Healdton minister, in charge. Interment will be in the Madill cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home of Ardmore. Survivors include his wife, a son FRANK MARVIN Jr., two daughters, BESSIE JO and Mrs. DOROTHY BEALY of Oklahoma City, two brothers, J. B. O’BRYAN Jr. and T. M. O’BRYAN, both of Tishomingo. He was born in Missouri Sept. 30, 1881.
Ringling, July 15:
The wedding of Miss WILMA HANSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. HANSON, to CLARENCE DAVIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Davis of Bokchito, was an event Sunday, July 12, performed at the home of bride with Rev. C. O. BIGBIE officiating.
Thursday, July 16, 1936
Detroit Negro Dies
ROBERT DAVIS, age 78, Detroit negro, injured in an collision between a truck and a car on L St. SW a few days ago, died in the Hardy sanitarium Thursday. He contracted pneumonia which caused his death, after sustaining a broken leg and probable internal injuries. The body was taken in charge by the Ragsdale funeral home.
Death Claims Will B. Gilley
WILL B. GILLEY, who came to Oklahoma before statehood about 40 years and settled at Ardmore, died at his home, 303 Third Ave NW, Wednesday following a three days illness. He was born in Georgia May 22, 1866. Services will be at the Bettes funeral home chapel Thursday and burial at the Provence cemetery. Rev. ED M. BICE of the Church of God will officiate. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. LETHA SANDERS of Ardmore and Mrs. F. H. HOWARD of Lamar, Texas; three sons, O.J., GEORGE, and EMMETT GILLEY, all of Ardmore, and a sister Mrs. MARY HATFIELD of Jolly, Texas. Pallbearers: LONNIE WEATHERS, JIM STAPLES, JEFF FOUNTAIN, JIM DUSTON, JIM COLLINS and R. W. CYPERT.
MAMIE MCKINZIE vs ARTHUR MCKINZIE, divorce.
EDNA MAE JACKSON vs JIM JACKSON, divorce.
Mrs. RUBY MCCLELLAN vs RALPH MCCLELLAN, divorce.
TOM J. PRUITT vs IVA PRUITT, divorce.
ROY HUDDLESTON 31 to OMA HARAGAN 21, Healdton.
ROBERT E. OLAND 38 Muncie, Indiana to NELL FRANKLIN PORTER 36 of Dallas.
Friday, July 16, 1936
Two Person Lose Lives, Three Hurt
Weatherford, July 17: A filling station fire at Corn, which broken out when a truck smashed into a gasoline pump, claimed its second victim today. JACOB ZIELKE, age 44, died of severe burns at a hospital here shortly after HENRY BOESE, 50 year old farmer, died at a Cordell hospital. Zielke is survived by two daughters, ELSIE, age 12, and EVELYN, age 14. Three others were seriously burned. KENNETH and KALVIN KISSLER, young sons of REUBON KISSLER, were in critical condition with body burns. The elder Kissler suffered superficial burns as he smothered the flames on his sons’ clothing. ISAAC NICKEL, filling station attendant, escaped unhurt. Nickel said Boese drove his truck into station and walking to Heilke/Zeilke when the truck driven by Kissler accidentally struck the pump. Flaming gasoline was thrown over the two trucks and occupants. Boese is survived by his widow, three daughters and two sons.
Aged Resident Succumbs
W. H. MATTHEWS, age 71, resident of Oklahoma for past 45 years, died at the county home here Thursday. He was born in Texas May 22, 1865. Services will be at the Berwyn cemetery Friday afternoon. His wife died several years ago and his only survivors are a son, JIM, and a sister Mrs. FRONIA EMERY of Shreveport, Louisiana. Bettes funeral home is in charge.
5 Collapse as They Work on Pipeline
Oppressive heat took its 10th victim Friday as ELI OLSON collapsed near Bartlesville in the 116 degree heat Thursday while working in a potato field.
JOHN H. JOHNSON, 36 year old Tulsa laborer, was taken from a Tulsa bound bus two miles south of Guthrie yesterday and rushed to the hospital where his condition is still grave.
ROBERT GREEN, 42, Seminole truck driver, heat prostration.
C. H. WEASEL, 64, Tulsa painter, heart attack by heat prostration.
JOHN W. JOHNSON, about 50, Oklahoma City, cerebral hemorrhage, probably induced by heat.
ORVILLE B. WARE, 43, Pawhuska, heart ailment, heat a contributing factor.
Mrs. P. KENNETT, 52, Tulsa heart ailment with heat contributing.
G. F. SCHERZER, 17, Harrah, drowned.
Woman Dies at Oklahoma City
Mrs. A. D. HARRIS, a pioneer of Marsden in Love County, died at her home in Oklahoma City early Friday, following a long illness. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. A. N. WALLACE of Ardmore and Mrs. W. L. MYERS of Duncan; four sons, ROY, BEN, FORREST and VAN, all of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs. ANNIE KIRKSEY of San Angelo, Texas, and Mrs. A. A. BROWN of this city. Mrs. Harris was born in Red River County, Texas where she resided until 1895, when she moved with her husband and family to Marsden in which is now Love County where she lived many years. She was 65 years old. The funeral will be here Saturday, but arrangements are not made yet.
S. T. Staples Dies at Home of Son Here
S. THOMAS PORTER, a resident of this state for half a century, died Thursday at the home of his son, EWELL PORTER of 518 Third Ave. NW. He had lived the past 30 years near Springer and was widely known. The funeral at 4 p.m. will be followed by burial at Springer. The ministers in charge of the rites are Rev. W. L. BLACKBURN, presiding elder of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, and Rev. ELBERT M. WHITWELL of the First Christian church. He is survived by his wife, VICTORIA PORTER; his son Ewell Porter, daughters Mrs. BILL HOWLAND, Mrs. FRANK SHINN, and Mrs. ORIN GILLIAM, all of Warner, Mrs. JOHN O’DELL of Wilson, Mrs. HOMER ROSS and Miss LILLIAN PORTER, who reside here. He leaves 10 grandchildren. Active pallbearers; LUDIE PARKER, EMMITT KRIEGER, CLEBERT WILLIAMS, RALPH SELLERS, T. P. STANSBURY, and LLOYD OWENS. Honorary pallbearers: D. M. SELLERS, J. M. ARNOLD, B. A. BURNS, J. F. OWENS, MIKE GORMAN, Dr. H. A. HIGGINS, BUD MITCHELL, GUY ARNOLD, C. C. HEARTSILL, ROBERT BATIS, C. F. WASHBURN, and C. A. AMMONS.
O.G.&E. Man Found Dead
Oklahoma City, July 17: The blood covered body of FRED WIRTZ, age 46, employee of O. G.& E. Co., was found dead today in a bedroom at his home by his wife. …
Sunday, July 19, 1936
Last Tribute to P. D. Cox
P. D. COX, age 81, father of Dr. J. LLOYD COX and L. N. COX, died Saturday at the home of Dr. Cox, 819 Bixby Ave., following a week’s illness. He sank rapidly after a second paralytic stroke Thursday after he had seemingly rallied after the return of Dr. and Mrs. Cox from a wedding trip to Colorado. Services in the First Methodist church at 4 p.m. Sunday will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. S. W. WILLIAMS, assisted by Rev. W. L. BLACKBURN, presiding elder. Burial at Rose Hill will be arranged by Harvey Bros. He made his home with Dr. Cox for 15 years and was widely known and well liked. He was born Nov. 18(?), 1855, in Rome, Georgia and a first cousin of HENRY W. GRADY, southern orator. For 40 years he served as a steward of the Methodist Episcopal church south. He is survived by his two sons here, daughters Miss AZLEE COX, all of Ardmore and Mrs. W. R. RAGSDALE of Whitesboro, Texas, son P. SHANNON COX of Ada. His grandchildren include Mrs. IRMA BREENDEN, Mrs. BRYANT DENDT, and CLAUD RAGSDALE, all of Whitesboro, and JAMES and SHANNON COX of Ada.
Mrs. W. A. HAUGER of Ramona died of heat. Her body was found on the floor of her home by her husband.
C. E. KOOMS, age 67, of Bartlesville was taken to the hospital in critical condition, heat prostration.
A.F. DUNHAM, age 65, a salesman, was found dead in his room in a Tulsa hotel. At Tulsa Dr. FRANK M. FREELY, age 64, was lying unconscious in his room, later dying from a heart attack resulted from heat prostration.GEORGE COKER, age 42, former police officer, died in a Tulsa hotel of a heart attack overcome by heat. J. W. CLARK, age 63, died at Tulsa, after collapsing with a heart attack, and J. W. DUNN, age 65, Lynn Lane stockman, died after being overcome at the Tulsa stockyards.
HENRY MAYO, age 70, died at Weatherford of a heart attack brought on by the heat.
Mrs. ANNA WISE, age 65, was found dead in her home at Enid.
ELMER JOHNSON, age 16, negro, drowned in Cottowood river at Guthrie where he attempted to escape the heat by swimming.
KVSO Radio Entertainers: BOB and DICK and The Three Tune Tusslers composed of CHICO BAKER on violin, BONNIE HORN on banjo, BALLARD TURNER, bass violin; BOB STAHL and DICK STAHL on guitars.
Mrs. McGehee Dies in City
Funeral services for Mrs. ZELMA MARSHALL MCGEHEE, age 23, wife of CLIFFORD MCGEHEE of Wilson, will be held Sunday morning at Keller cemetery. Rev. BIAS will officiate and Harvey Bros. will be in charge. Mrs. McGehee died in Ardmore Friday night. She is survived by her husband, her father, JOHN MARSHALL of Waco, Texas, a sister, Mr. J. L. CUMBY of Bonham, Texas; an aunt, Mrs. L. E. SWAIN of Ardmore, and a cousin DYER ROBISON of Ravia.
JACK SEGROVES Dies at Durant
Jack Segroves, age 17, former Ardmore high school student, died Saturday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. SEGROVES, in Durant. He had been ill more than a year. The body will be brought here for burial with services Sunday afternoon at the First Christian church, conducted by Rev. ELBERT M. WHITWELL, pastor of the church, where the family worshipped, and Rev. DENNIE of Durant. Serving as pallbearers will be Boy Scouts of Troop 8 of which the youth was a member here. Burial will be at Rose Hill. Besides his father, he is survived by four brothers, R. C., J. T., HAROLD and CARL GEAN; and three sisters, NORMA GOLDEANE, MILDRED EVELYN, and HELEN CHRISTINE; his grandfather JOHN HENDERSON and several aunts and uncles.
Miami Man Ends Life
Miami, July 18: FRED ARMSTRONG, age 46, died in a hospital today from poison which police sad was self administered. He was employed in a store here. His mother and two brothers could give no reason for his act.
Four Injured in Car Wreck
Healdton, July 18: WINFORD JOHNSON, 20, and his 13 year old brother, with Mr. and Mrs. A. L. WHITLEY of Countyline, were injured when the car in which they riding ran into a parked car.
Two in Navy
GARLAND EDGAR CARRIKER, son of R. G. CARRIKER of Healdton, and WILLIAM LOREN ATTERBERRY, son of W. T. ATTERBERRY, enlisted in the U. S. Navy, now training at San Diego, California.
WILLIE BLALOCK vs R. H. BLALOCK, divorce.
BERTHA WILLINGHAM vs ED WILLINGHAM, divorce.
D. M. PEERY vs STONIE ROGERS, dissolution of partnership.
LEWIS ALBERT STETZEL 21 to AUDRY LOUISE WALL 20, Dallas.
CECIL TIPPS 24 Zaneis to LOIS DUNDEON, 20, Wilson.
HARRY LLOYD PETTET 47 to Mrs. HERBERT TENA PIXA 47, Oklahoma City.
Tishomingo, July 18:
JOHN R. CROCKETT of Milburn died at his home Sunday evening, July 12. He was 76 years old. Funeral services were held from the Cumberland Cemetery Tuesday morning, with Watts Funeral Home in charge. He is survived by four children, Mrs. STELLA DUNCAN, Mrs. TIPP MAYO, Mrs. MARIE GLADNEY, and R. T. CROCKETT. He had lived in Johnston and Marshall counties since he was 9 years old. He was a member of the Church of Christ for the past 43 years.
Miss KATHERINE HENDERN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES HENDREN (spelled both ways in item) of Oklahoma City, and JOSEPH F. ROEDLE, son of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES R. ROEDLE of Tishomingo, were married.
Complaints filed against LEONARD ROBERTSON, BILL LEONARD and ‘John Doe’ by WILLIAM D. FRENCH, county attorney, charged with stealing a calf from GRADY JINKS, a cow from G. C. BOND, two steers from C. C. JOHNSON, and a steer from H. A. HACKARD.
A.T. ALDRIDGE, ager 46, former well known of Johnston county, died July 10 at his home in Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held Monday at the Methodist church at Mannsville by Rev. JOHN TENNISON, Baptist minister. Surviving are his widow, three children and one grandchild; three brothers, CHARLES ALDRIDGE of Liberal, Kansas; GEORGE ALDRIDGE of Mannsville, OSCAR ALDRIDGE of Mannsville; and a sister Mrs. J. A. PENDERGRASS of Sallisaw. He was employed by the Rock Island RR and spent 15 years in Johnston county. He left here 10 years ago.
Love County Men Injured
Marietta, July 18: Three western county men were injured early Wednesday morning when a car in which they were riding collided with a truck at the bottom of Rock Creek hill. Injure: ALVIN HALLUM, MASON WESTMORELAND (driver of the car), and JESS WESTMORELAND. ROEBRT CUNNINGHAM, driving an Ardmore Coca-Cola truck, was not injured.
District court jury found two Texas men guilty of 1st degree robbery: J. B. BENTLY and BILL WOOTEN; found not guilty: ROBERT ALLEN, EFFIE BENTLEY and ETHEL WOOTEN.
Madill, July 18:
W. S. RICHARDSON
Funeral services for W. S. ‘SHELL’ RICHARDSON were held Wednesday at the Church of Christ. He was a well known county farmer who died Monday of heart disease. Nearly 74 years old, he seemed to be in good health when he arose at his home in the Archerd community early Monday and went to see about his turkeys. He was found dead in about 30 minutes in a pasture close to the house. M. E. EWING, city manger, officiated at the funeral. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. Special singing was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. E. E. AYRES,Mr. and Mrs. JOHN LANDRAM and W. W. FONDREN. Active pallbearers were JOE HANNAN, ED OWENS, JOHN MCMILLAND, FRANK BOUNDS, JOHN CARLTON, and J. D. LEEPER. The Richardson family had resided on a JOE REIRDON farm south of town the past 23 years. He is survived by his wife, and the following children, Mrs. MYRTLE MCGINNIS of Hollis, JOHN RICHARDSON of Corpus Christi, Texas; LINN RICHARDSON, DICK RICHARDSON, JACK RICHARDSON, HASKELL RICHARDSON, and RICE RICHARDSON of Madill; Mrs. WINNIE DIGGS of Phoenix, Arizona, and VIRGIL SWOPE, a stepson at Oklahoma City.
JAMES WINFRED is the name for a son born Wednesday afternoon to Mr. and Mrs. REUEL W. LITTLE. The mother is the former Miss OTEKA WILSON.
Funeral services were held from the Cumberland cemetery Tuesday morning for JOHN R. CROCKETT of Milburn, many years a resident of Marshall county. Watts funeral home was in charge. He came to the county when he was 9 years old and had been a resident of Marshall and Johnston counties since then. He was a member of the Church of Christ for 43 years. Four children survive: Mrs. STELLA DUNCAN, R. T. CROCKETT, Mrs. TIP MAYO, and Mrs. MARIE GLADNEY. Among the grandchildren are Miss FLOZELLO MARIE GLADNEY, and a stepgrandchild, Mr. LEO LAMPS of Madill.
Funeral services were held last Saturday for W. B. WILLIS of Oklahoma City, formerly of Madill, who died at his home. Willis was 72 years old. He was in the drug store business in Madill a number of years.
DARRELL LOVELL Dies at Hugo
DARREL LOVELL, former basketball coach for the Ardmore Business college, the Terrel high school, and Rexroat Consolidated school, died at Hugo, July 15, where he was employed by the Hugo Public Service Co. The funeral was held at Sherman, Texas with burial in St. Mary’s cemetery. Lovell taught the past semester at Hugo junior high and was re-elected for the next term. He graduated with honors in 1933 from Southeastern Teachers college. He is survived by his wife, HELEN LOVELL, 2 year old son ADAIR, his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LOVELL of Wilson, a brother CLYDE LOVELL of Hollywood, California; and a sister Mrs. K. HAUB of Oakland, California.
Monday, July 20, 1936
Ada Woman Dies
Ada, July 20: BOB BUELL, Fittstown mechanist-aviator, was near death in a hospital today after a plane crash on the farm of Mr. and Mrs. NEWTON PRINCE five miles north of town which took the life of their 23 year old daughter Miss BAUCEY PRINCE. Little hope is held for his recovery, his daughter VERA BUELL of Joplin, Missouri notified.
The body of a man about 30, tentatively identified as R. J. LONG, was found in an alley at Tulsa.
Mrs. ALICE MCCLOSKY, 80, died at Tulsa after being stricken Sunday.
ALBERT RICHEY, 66, an old field worker, and DAVID W. WEBBER, 66, died from the heat at Sapulpa, temperature 107 degrees.
Mrs. BILLY SPEARS, 84, died at Whitebead near Pauls Valley, 112 degrees. BRYCE HARRIS, Pauls Valley business man, is recovering from heat prostration.
Mrs. TABIA MALCOM, 88, died of heat prostration at the home of a son at Ramona.
Ten died at Tulsa during the heat wave: Mrs. S. T. MASON, 74; ROBERT A. WILSON 86 of Kiefer; W. J. HASKEW 74 and JAMES VAN ZANDT. J. M. OSTRUM, 60, of Bloomington, Indiana was found dead in bed at Tulsa, and Mrs. MARY E. PARKER, 79, of Tulsa died from heat prostration. CLIFFORD BOLAND, 33, motor car company owner, H. L. GEBHART, 44; JUWELL MOORE 19, and CLARENCE SCRITCHFIELD 48.
PAUL HOOKER, 50, of Enid died in bed, attributed by heat.
HARRY DE BOLT, 70, of Muskogee died after being stricken.
Mrs. MARY E. KENDALL, 65, died at Oklahoma City, caused by heat.
RUBY PHENIX vs CHARLES E. PHENIX, divorce.
JOHNNIE THOMAS SULLIVAN 21 to EMMA LOIS SMITH 18, Lone Grove.
GERALD S. DAVIS, 26 to CECILIA O’BRYAN, 20, Dallas.
LOYCE SWAIN, 24 to EDNA WILLIAMS, 22, Ardmore.
BRET FRANKLIN WEATHERBEE, 27 to ALMA ALLINE PATTERSON 18, Ardmore.
KARL GREENE 21 to MARIE BROOKS, 22, Ardmore.
Death Claims W. B. WEAVER
W. B. Weaver, age 81, uncle of EUGENE H. MORTER and LUTHER C. MORTER, died here Sunday night. Services will be at the Harvey Bros. chapel, following by burial at Gainesville, Texas. Rev. ELBERT M. WHITWELL of the First Christian church is in charge. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. L. MORTER of Gainesville and Mrs. ROSS M. CHAPMAN of Oklahoma City.
Tuesday, July 21, 1936
Wind Demolishes Lone Grove Baptist Church
Congregation had just departed before storm struck the church. Barns on the farms of W. N. OATMAN, the WALDRIP farm, DOC COFFEY and O. W. TALIAFERRO were destroyed. SALES COFFEY reported a tree crashed against his porch. The WALTER COFFEY residence roof was caved in by a chimney toppling.
Funeral for Pioneer Hunter
Idabel, July 21: Funeral services were held at Hotchatown yesterday for JOHNNIE T. BEAVERS, 86, pioneer hunter for whom Beavers Bend on Mountain Fork river was named. He was widely known by tourist who visited his home on the Mountain Fork each summer. He entered Oklahoma when only Indians lived in the territory.
Heat Related Deaths
At Claremore: Mrs. T. L. HARVEY, E. A. WATTS, Mrs. ZIPPONIA WALLACE, BUSH QUEK/KECK(?), Mrs. LIZA CURLEYHEAD, Mrs. MATTIE CLUMNER, A. H. LIGHTNER,PHILLIP RADER and BETTY ROBINSON (negro).
Tulsa: NEWTON LOGAN, 68.
Tulsa Monday: J. M. OSTRUM 60 of Bloomington, Illinois; Mrs. MARY E. PARKER 79; Mrs. S. T MASON 74; ROBERT A. WILSON 867; W. J. HASKEW 74, JAMES VAN ZANDT 76, Mrs. ALICE MCCLOSKEY 80, tentatively R. J. LONG, about 30.
Sapulpa: ALBERT RICHEY 66; DAVID H. WEBBER 65.
Pauls Valley: Mrs. BILLY SPEARS 84.
Enid: FRANK HOOKER 50.
Ramona: Mrs. TABJA MALCOLM, 88.
Muskogee: HARRY DEBOLT 70.
Okarche: ANDREW MOFFETT, 33.
Kingfisher: TOM FENTON 74.
Crescent: D. WOLF 81.
Hobart: WILLIAM KAUFMAN about 70 of Oklahoma City.
Spavinaw: WILLIAM BARNHART 81.
Oklahoma City: Dr. A. B. CHASE.
Covington: W. P. COWELL 62, town treasurer.
Okmulgee: Mrs. IDA J. FISHER 70.
Henryetta: JAMES STEWART 54.
Clarksville: F.T. LAYTON, 19, negro.
Madill, July 21:
While pushing a car during a visit in the Cumberland community last week, 12 year old LOWELL DARROW, son of Mr. and Mrs. EZRA DARROW of Pettijohn Springs, was injured when his arm slipped and went through the glass door.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for ABNER GLENN DILLOW, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. DILLOW of Woodville, who died at the family home Friday after a long illness. Services were held at the Pentacostal Holiness church of Woodville with Rev. MARVIN JERNIGAN officiating. Interment was at the Woodville cemetery. His parents are pioneer residents of the Woodville community.
Funeral for Infant
Funeral services were held Friday at the Oakland Church of Christ for WILSON GENE FARMER, year old son and only child of Mr. and Mrs. WOODROW FARMER. The child died at the family home Thursday at Oakland. BASIL SHILLING officiated. Burial was at the Oakland cemetery.
Falling Pole Kills Child
Durant, July 21: Twelve year old IMA JONES was killed when heavy timbers supporting a swing at the schoolground at Blue,8 miles east of here, collapsed. Her playmate BETTY JEAN BEAL was in the swing at the time but missed injury. Ima is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. ELMER JONES, farmers living one mile north of Blue, one brother and one sister.
Wednesday, July 23, 1936
Funeral for Mrs. McGeehee
Funeral services were held at Keller cemetery Sunday for Mrs. CLIFFORD MCGEHEE of Burkburnett, Texas, with Rev. G. W. HANKS officiating. She is survived by her husband, her mother, her father, J. M. MARSHALL of Waco, Texas, brother RUSSELL MARSHALL and sisters GOLDEAN MARSHALL of Ardmore and Mrs. J. O. CUMBY of Bonham, Texas, and three children, CLAUDE Jr., PEGGY JUNE and BILLY JAMES.
Thursday, July 23, 1936
Mrs. Taylor Buried Here
Funeral services for Mrs. ROSE LEE TAYLOR, wife of HENRY TAYLOR, formerly of Ardmore, who died Friday at her home in Oklahoma City, will be there Friday, followed by burial at Rose Hill cemetery here. Rev. C. E. WILBANKS of the First Baptist church, will officiated at the graveside services. Bettes funeral home has charge. Mrs. Taylor is the mother of FRANK M. TAYLOR of 511 B St SW.
SUE GIBSON vs WILLIE GIBSON, divorce.
DELIA MCCLENDON vs VERN S. MCCLENDON, divorce.
CLAUDE DIXON 44 of San Francisco,California to LUCILLE WESSON 35, Dallas.
M. S. BILES 22 Lawton to MABLE HAYNES 24, Duncan.
DUFFIE YOUNG 29 to LOIS PHILLIPS 28, Lone Grove.
Healdton, July 22:
Services were held at the Church of Christ West Main Sunday for J. D. CRAWFORD, pioneer merchant of Healdton, who passed away at his home here Saturday following a long illness. EUGENE WHITE, a minister from the Abilene Christian college, conducted the services, and a trio, Mrs. FRANK TEEL, Mrs. W. O. HUGHES, and R. E. VICKERy, sang special songs. Interment at Mount Olive cemetery was arranged by Colliers Bros. Mr. Crawford moved to Healdton in 1917 and was in the mercantile business since that time. He was a member of the Church of Christ, well known. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. MAUD SLOAN of Canton; three sons, ARTHUR of Healdton, BILLY of Ardmore and VALENTINE of California; five grandchildren, and other relatives.
Miss OMA HARRIGAN and ROY HUDDLESTON were married Thursday, July 18, midnight, vows read by CHARLES JOHNSON of the Church of Christ at Wilson.
Friday, July 24, 1936
Funeral for Infant Daughter
Services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WALTER TEAGUE of 217 Eleventh Ave NW, who died at the family home here Thursday, were held this afternoon at the Rose Hill cemetery. The Teagues have two other children, sons.
Mrs. Longest Passes
Wilson, July 24: Mrs. SUE LONGEST, age 70,died at her home near Petersburg Monday night, July 24. The funeral was held at the family home Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in the Petersburg cemetery. Mrs. Longest was born in Mississippi. Her husband C. J. LONGEST died four years ago. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. PONEY HOGUE; three sons, H. D. LONGEST, RUFFIN LONGEST and C. J. LONGEST Jr. and by four brothers, JIM BAKER, JOHN BAKER, WILL BAKER and TOM BAKER. Richeson funeral home was in charge.
Sunday, July 26, 1936
Guthrie Man Dies of Heat
Heat claimed its 77th victim in Oklahoma since July 13. ELMER FISHER, 45, former jailer at Guthrie, was found dead not far from a WPA project at Guthrie to which he had been assigned. He had been dead about two hours when he was found by GEORGE TURNER, a negro. He is survived by his widow and two daughters.
TOM A. HOWARD Dies at Berwyn
TOM A. HOWARD, 52, a resident of Berwyn and Springer communities for 26 years, died at his home at Berwyn Saturday after a brief illness. Bettes funeral home has charge. Mr. Howard is survived by his widow, Mrs. ELLA HOWARD, a son TOMMY HOWARD and a daughter MARY EMILY HOWARD; five sisters, Mrs. MARY DAVIS of Elida, New Mexico; Miss MYRTLE HOWARD and Miss BESSIE HOWARD, both of Kingman, Arizona; Mrs. LUCY RAY of Lavaca, Arkansas; Mrs. UNIE FLOCHE of Sparingburg(?), Texas, and two brothers, HORACE HOWARD of Eida, N. M., and ED HOWARD of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Beaver County Clerk Dies
Beaver, July 25: Mrs. VERA E. WILMOTH, 37, Beaver county court clerk, died here today following a major operation. Survivors include her husband, RAY WILMOTH; two sons, VICTOR, 14, and MARVIN, 15, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. VIE FRY.
Antlers Young Man Killed in Wreck
Antlers, July 25: WILLIAM POSTON, 22, of Antlers was killed in an auto accident on the Antlers-Atoka highway near Darwin, nine miles west of here today. He was returning from a picnic at Farris, riding on the fender of the car when it collided with another car, parked on the side of the road. He died on his way to the hospital.
Marietta, July 25:
ERNEST ROBINSON and two children, NOBIE/ROBIE(?) and VERA, all of Albany, New York, Miss DORIS ROBINSON of Oklahoma City, and EDGAR GARDNER of this town were slightly injured when thecar in which they were riding overturned, leaving Oklahoma City en route to Marietta.
Miss ORVIS THOMPSON and WALTER SCOTT TYNES were married at Gainesville by the pastor of the First Methodist church. Both attended Marietta schools and he is employed by the state highway department. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. SAM THOMPSON and he is the son of W. S. TYNES.
ERNEST BANDY 10 years for robbery; J. B. BENTLEY and BILL WOOTEN 16 years for robbery; CARL MORGAN, former Thackerville constable charged with attempt to fill with dangerous weapon, two years; JOHN HART 2 years for burglary; RUSS SMITH, WALTER LANDERS and LEE MARTINDALE guilty of larceny of domestic fowls.
VIRSEY RICHEY, formerly of Marietta, and RAYFORD RENICK of Healdton were married. Miss Richey attended Marietta school, graduated with class of 1931. Her parents are now at Rush Springs. She graduated in 1936 from Oklahoma A . & M. in home economics. While she was in high school, she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. J. DAN RAMBO Jr. Mrs. HUBERT THOMPSON of Marietta is her sister. Mr. Renick is connected with the Marathon Oil Co. They lived at Edmond.
Tulsa Man Held
Tulsa, July 25: Charged with murder in an auto accident death of JOHN FISHER, 65, pioneer farmer, L. W. KUNTZ, Tulsa salesman, was held in jail without bond. Fisher was killed late yesterday when his wagon was struck by a machine driven by Kuntz on the highway near Sperry.
Body of Man Found South of Marietta
The body of a man, answering the description of W. J. SMITH of Gladewater, Texas, was found in a pasture three miles south of Marietta, about 100 yards from the highway. He had been dead about two weeks.
Former Woodward Treasurer Dies
Tulsa, July 25: Mrs. NETTIE THOMAS, 59, of Woodward, former county treasurer, died here today at the home of her son, WILLIAM MCKINLEY THOMAS. The body was taken to Woodward.
Healdton, July 25:
Mrs. Martin Dies
Word was received here Thursday of the death of Mrs. MARTIN, mother of Mrs. G. W. RILEY and LEM MARTIN of here. She passed away at the home of a daughter at Fitzhugh following a long illness. Burial will be at Stratford.
Persons Seeking Old Age Pensions Desire Record of Marriage
Records of marriages performed in this district of Indian Territory days of southern Oklahoma prior to 1895 have been lost or misplaced (burned in the fire of 1895). ERNEST W. TATE, court clerk, besieged by applicants for information when these ancient records, brought about by the old age pension plan and the requirement of age proof, has sought everywhere for these records. From April 1895 he has the books, but four or five years prior to that are not among the volumes here. …
Marriage License; JEROME BAXTER 35 Ardmore to AUDRY E. GUTHRIE 33 Anadarko.
Monday, july 27, 1936
Oil Field Worker Burned
Oklahoma City: O. A. HILL, oil field worker, was nursing face burns as a result of a second well fire in Oklahoma City in two weeks.
El Reno Nurse Ends Life
El Reno, July 27: Funeral services are planned for tomorrow for Miss OPAL WARREN, age 25, a nurse in a hospital here, whose body was found hanging from a tree on the hospital grounds yesterday.
OLA BRIDGES vs HENRY BRIDGES, divorce.
WOODROW SMITH 23 to Miss VERNON STANFORD 23, Ardmore.
FRED TARVER 28 to Miss HELEN DAVIS 22 Ardmore, applied for by J. DOWNEN.
BUCKNER A. MCKINNEY Jr. 27 to Miss MARCELYN FLYNN 24, Dallas.
RAY YARBROUGH 20 to Miss LORETTA STIDHAM 19, Ardmore, applied for by O. C. YARBROUGH.
Tuesday, July 28, 1936
D. C. SAMPLEY Passes Away
D. C. SAMPLEY, formerly of Ardmore, died in a Sulphur hospital Monday after a six weeks illness. He had been in ill health for more than year. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Methodist church in Sulphur Wednesday afternoon. Surviving are his widow and four children, all of whom were at his bedside when he died. The children are CORNELIUS SAMPLEY, D. C. SAMPLEY Jr., Mrs. LAVINA WEBB, all of Sulphur and Mrs. RULBEN BRADEN of Great Bend, Kansas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. SAMPLEY of Baum; four grandchildren; four brothers and sisters, WALTER SAMPLEY, HENRY SAMPLEY, and Mrs. CULPEPPER both of Baum; Mrs. SIMMONS, Mrs. O. C. CARTER, and Mrs. MARK ALDRIDGE of Ardmore. He was born at Stevenson, Ala(?), Nov. 16, 1894. He moved with his family to Indian Territory in 1899 and married Miss BARBARA PITTMAN Oct. 17, 1907. Sampley was a former bridge and contractor for years, formerly C. E. & A. administrator for Murray county, 32nd degree Mason whose lodge will have charge of rites.
Three Killed in Collision
Piggott, Arkansas, July 28: Three were killed and two others injured in a truck-ambulance collision near Rector 8 miles south of here. The dead are: Dr. GEORGE CONE, 60; CLYDE ROLLINGS, 28, ambulance driver; Mrs. T. J. STAGGS, 30, wife of a Piggott merchant. Injured: RANDAL DAVIS and T. J. STAGGS.
Wednesday, July 29, 1936
Killed in Car Wreck
Smashing into a heavy truck that was parked on the highway south of Marietta early Wednesday morning, a new Plymouth sedan was wrecked. VERA LANGSTON, one of the passengers, was killed. GUS BEARD, and another passenger were slightly injured. The driver TITUS ROSS was bruised. All are negros. Titus Ross was employed as a porter at the Ford hotel.
Tulsa Woman Dies
Lubbock, Texas, July 29: Mrs. W. B. COLLIER, about 30, wife of a Tulsa, Oklahoma airport operator, died as she reached an operation room today after an auto wreck. Collier, who drove the car, was not seriously injured. LELA THREADGILL of Lubbock, driver of the second car, sustained minor lacerations.
D. C. MULLEN vs LOUISE MULLEN, divorce.
LESTER HANSON 26 to Miss IREE SMART 18, Loco.
HARDY ASHWORTH 39, Maysville, to Mrs. VIRGIE MORRIS, 26, Ardmore.
EDWARD JONES, 22, to Miss LEORA RUSH 19, Ardmore, applied for by ROBERT FIELDING.
Young Woman Dies of Hurts
McAlester, July 29: Mrs. FRANK BRIGGS, 22, daughter-in-law of state senator CLAUDE BRIGGS of Wilburton, died in a hospital when the car in which she was riding collided with a truck trailer near Cooper Ford. Mrs. LEE LACKEY, her companion, was injured seriously, and STERLING WEAVER, 9, was treated.
City Woman Dies at Home
Funeral rites for Mrs. OLLIE MAE SLOAN, 208 Second Ave NW, will be held Thursday afternoon at Harvey Bros. chapel with burial at Springer cemetery. Mrs. Sloan died at her home Tuesday after a long illness. Mrs. Sloan, a native of Springfield, Missouri, was 55 years old. She came to Oklahoma in 1895 with her parents. She married TOM SLOAN in 1898. Of this union there were six children, five of whom survive. Mr. Sloan died six years ago. She was a member of the Baptist church for many years. Ref. C. E. WILBANKS will officiate at the services. G. C. ADAMS will provide special music. Mrs. Sloan is survived by three sons, BILL of Oklahoma City, JEAN of Tulsa and L. J. SLOAN of Ardmore; two daughters, Mrs. A. L. STANLEY of Oklahoma City and FAY SLOAN of Ardmore; two grandchildren at Tulsa and a brother, J. M. CUNNINGHAM of Holdenville. Pallbearers will be C. V. ATKINSON, C. C. THOMPSON, W. C. GLADDEN, MARSHALL BRATCHER, G. W. LASLEY and CUB DILLARD.
Wilson, July 29:
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. COPELAND of Brock held a family reunion, July 27, at their farm home. Attending were: Mr. and Mrs. ED BACON, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. WOLVERTON and child, MONROE OVERTON, WILL MCCORMIC, Mrs. HENRY COPELAND and family, Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN COPELAND, Mrs. E. E. BACON and son RICHARD; Mr. and Mrs. ROY CONWAY, all of Denton, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS COPELAND of Loves Valley; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. COPELAND, Mr. and Mrs. LEE COPELAND and family of Lone Grove, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. JOHNSON and family, Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST COPELAND and family of Marietta; Mr. and Mrs. S. A. FREEMAN of Marsden; Mr. and Mrs. W. L. BURMAN and family, Miss DOVIE FLOWERS of Armanda; JIM HENRY of Newport; BILL WORLEY and TOM BURNITT of Brock; Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD COPELAND and children of Wilson; Mrs. G. B. BROWN and little son of Ardmore; Mr. and Mrs. WALTER COPELAND of Brock, Mrs. JANE THOMPSON and Mr. and Mrs. H. E. COPELAND and daughter NETTIE of Brock. There were more than 75 present.
CLARENCE C. TUCK Dies
CLARENCE COLUMBUS TUCK was born Oct. 23, 1919 and died in Oklahoma City July 26. He was married Nov. 12, 1934 to GLADYS RUSSELL, who survives him. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. DELIA RUSHING, three sisters, Mrs. HOOT GIBSON, Mrs. TALLY EMERSON and Miss THELMA RUSHING, his grandmother Mrs. F. F. CRENSHAW, and other relatives. The funeral was held Monday afternoon in the First Baptist church with Rev. ROY L. BONNER officiating, assisted by CHARLES L. JOHNSON of the Church of Christ in Wilson. Interment at the Hewitt cemetery was arranged by Richeson funeral home.
A large family reunion was held Sunday at Marietta, honoring Mother SHELLENBERGER age 81 that day. Relatives from here who attended were Mr. and Mrs. E. E. SHELLENBERGER and family; Mr. and Mrs. M. E. SHELLENBERGER and family, Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE SHELLENBERGER and family, Mr. and Mrs. ROY SHELLENBERGER , Miss MARIE ROWLAND, Miss EUNICE EDGMAN, and Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE SHELLENBERGER, and family of Ringling.
Thursday, July 30, 1936
Bish Northcutt Meets Death in Accident
Marietta, July 30: BISH NORTHCUTT, about 38, met instant death at his home at Burneyville today when a chain supporting his auto broke and let the machine fall on him. The body was taken to the L. T. Burton funeral home here. He was lying under his car that was supported by a chain from a tree limb. He is survived by his father, J. J. NORTHCUTT, of Marietta and several brothers in Love county.
TED SMITH Dies Suddenly
TED SMITH, age 28, radio announcer with KVSO, Ardmore, and well known in southern Oklahoma, died suddenly here after noon Thursday, ill only a few days. Smith came to Ardmore last summer…. His mother was with him when he died. The body will probably be taken to Arkansas City, his former home, for burial.
Collier Tells of Accident
Tulsa, July 30: After his arrival here by plane today, W. S. COLLIER, airport operator, said the parents of AVA COURTNEY, Tulsa stenographer killed in an auto accident near Lubbock, yesterday would come to Tulsa to claim the body. Collier said the parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. COURNTEY, who live near Inola 40 miles southeast of here, had been informed of the death. …
JAMES HANERS 35 to Miss ANNA BELL HOLT 36, Ardmore.
HERBERT KELLER 21 to Miss IRENE BEARDEN 19, Ardmore.
Friday, July 31, 1936
Former City Banker Dies
Funeral services for OLIN H. WOLVERTON, age 54, who died in an Oklahoma City hospital Friday morning after a brief illness, will be conducted at the family lot in Rose Hill cemetery Saturday afternoon by Dr. S. WILLIAMS of the First Baptist church. Besides his widow, he is survived by a daughter Mrs. EVELYN WOLVERTON BIRGE of Sherman, Texas; two brothers, EUGENE WOLVERTON of Fort Worth and HAL WOLVERTON of Kansas City, Missouri; a sister Mrs. CLARA WOLVERTON YOUNG of Oklahoma City, several cousins and aunts, his father-in-law A. J. ADDINGTON age 86, who made his home with his daughter and her husband. Pallbearers will be: J. B. CHAMPION, JOEL BUCHANAN, ERNEST WILLIAMS, ALVIS CATHEY, and JULIAN BURNEY….OLIN WOLVERTON was born in Montague, Texas June 22, 1882, son of Dr. ABBY JUDSON and HESTER ANN PALMER WOLVERTON. His education was in the public schools there and at Hargrove college in Ardmore, founded by his father. In 1901 his father died and he entered the City National Bank, founded by his father, as a messenger boy. …
Funeral for Ted Smith
Funeral services for TED SMITH, 31, advertising manager of KVSO and announcer, were held at St. Mary’s Catholic church Friday morning, conducted by Rev. F. D. MCCREADY, pastor, and the body was taken to Arkansas City for burial. … In addition to his widow, there are two daughters, BETTY LOU SMITH, 12, and MARTHA ANN SMITH, 4; his parents Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH all of Arkansas City; a sister Miss HAZEL ANN SMTIH of Arkansas City and a brother NEAL R. SMITH of Big Spring, Texas…
L. C. TURRIFF Passes Away
L. C. TURRIFF, age 36, of 226 Eleventh Ave NW, local superintendent for the American National Life Insurance, died Thursday after a brief illness. The body was taken to Sherman, Texas for funeral arrangements. Besides his wife, he is survived by three brothers, JOHN of Tulsa, JAMES of Sherman, and ROBERT of Fort Worth; and two sisters, Miss MARIAN TURRIFF of Ardmore and Mrs. WILLIAM EVANS of Sherman. He had been superintendent of the insurance agency here for the past four years.
Sulphur, July 31
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. MARR of 1217 West Wyandotte announce the marriage of their daughter AGNES to WOMACK SCOTT, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. SCOTT of Sulphur which took place in a quiet ceremony at Durant. She graduated from Sulphur high school, attended East Central teachers college and employed a deputy to Murray county clerk. He is a Sulphur high school graduate, attended Wentworth college at Lexington, Missouri and is associated with his father here.
Miss VIRGINA KING, daughter of Mrs. W. S. KING of Sulphur, completed a deaf training course at Sioux Falls, S. D. She received her B.A. from East Central college at Ada and will teach at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf here.
JOHN CROW, age 25, of Murray county lost an arm when his motorcycle collided with a car driven by SIM SPARKS on West Broadway.
The HORSMAN family had a family reunion at Buffalo Springs in Platt national park. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. B. B. HORSMAN and children LEO and MARTHA BELLE, JESSE HORSMAN and children ROXIE, and ROY of West Plains, Missouri; Mrs. BETTY FERGUSON of Los Angeles, California; Mr. and Mrs. HUGH HOLLAND of Tyler, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. FRANK HOLLADN of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. A. A. HOSTED, Mrs. VIDA WHITE and daughter VIDA MAE, and Mrs. COLEMAN and FREIDA BELLE EMERSON all of Sulphur.
Mrs. S. E. BALLINGER will visit her son IVEN SHEPPARD at Detroit, Michigan.
Miss WILLIE LEE TIDWELL of Stigler visited her cousin, Miss EFFIE JOHNS here.
Mr. and Mrs. BRYAN BATES of Amarillo, Texas visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. G. DUNN.
Mrs. HATTIE DAVIS of Santa Anna, California arrived to visit her aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. J. A. WALLEN.
LOUIS MCCARSTLE left for San Pedro, California where he is stationed with the U. S. Army after he visited his sister Mrs. CLAUDE COTTON and mother Mrs. ONA MCCARSTLE.
Miss EDITH FRIER of La Port, Texas visited relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. ED OPLINGER returned to Riverside, California after visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. RUNYAN and other relatives.
Miss SNOOKIE KERR left to visit her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. FRED REYNOLDS and family at Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Mr. and Mrs. L. I. BENNETT and sons of Anadarko visited their daughter Mrs. JAMES KIRKPATRICK and her husband, 1131 Division St.
Mrs. BERT NEATHERY had a major operation in a hospital here.
Miss GLORIA JUNE GREEN of St. Louis visited her grandmother Mrs. B. M. GREEN.
Mrs. HERSHEL DOUGLAS and son Hershel Jr. of Shawnee came to visit her parents Mr. and Mrs. FRANK LEWIS.
Miss RUTH MELSON of Oklahoma City was a guest in the homes of Mr. and Mrs. HUGH CUSHENBERRY and Mr. and Mrs. MOODY LATTIMORE.
AUBREY WELLS left to visit relatives in California.
Mr. and Mrs. SAM NOBLE and family had as guests, Mr. and Mrs. OTIS ESTES and children Otis Jr., GEORGELINE and FLORA MAE of Dallas, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. BALLINGER and daughter JOANNE of Tulsa are visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. PORTER and sons JACK and DONALD visited their aunt Mrs. MAUD SADLER at Wynnewood.
Mr. and Mrs. BERT WALL and children of Los Angeles, California visited the EVERETT WALL and GROVER WALL homes here.
Oklahoman Dies of Broken Back
Long Beach, California, July 31: CHARLES RHODES, age 27, of Miami, Oklahoma, died of a broken back here yesterday. He was injured when he dove into a breaker in the ocean here.
Healdton, July 31:
Tribute to JESSE P. BURCH
Funeral services were held Monday, July 27, at the North Baptist church for JESSE P. BURCH, who passed away Sunday following a long illness. Burch had lived in Healdton many years, having been an employee of a tank company in the early oil field days. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. NANNIE M. BURCH; two daughters Mrs. BEULAH RAPER and Mrs. BILLIE GOLSON/GHOLSON; a brother BILL BURCH of Hugo, three nieces and a nephew, Mrs. KATE CULBREATH of Rexroat, OPAL KELLER, Mrs. QUINN and JIM BURCH of Wirt; and seven grandchildren. He was born in Mississippi April 23, 1877. Services were conducted by Rev. G. W. WHITFIELD of Springer and burial at Mount Olive directed by Dale funeral home.
Mrs. LEA PEDEN and WALTER RAY were married July 24 at the Healdton East Side Church of Christ by TOM E. SMITH officiating.