Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Wednesday, January 1, 1947
Kingston, Jan. 1
Services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Kingston Baptist Church for Mrs. ELLEN MILLER, 63, Kingston, who was found Friday afternoon burned to death in the kitchen of the family home by her husband R. G. MILLER. Her clothing had evidently caught fire from a butane cook stove of which all burners were turned on when the body was discovered. Pallbearers: COMMIE REESE, FRANK HARRIS, J. F. MOORE, FLOYD WATTERSON, RAYMOND GARY and WILL HOBBS. Rev. CHERRY of the Madill Baptist Church assisted Rev. DAN TYSON with the services. Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband; two daughters Mrs. LEE NAIL of Bromide, Mrs. SIDNEY GILREATH of California; a son V. C. MILLER of Conroe, Texas; 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; three brothers, four sisters and her mother Mrs. ARIZONA SNYDER.
Mrs. JOSEPHINE WILLIS
Mrs. JOSEPHINE LUELLEN WILLIS, age 75, of Fairview, mother of Mrs. DAN RYAN of 1014 McLish Ave., died suddenly at the Ryan home on New Year’s Eve night. Mrs. Willis had been visiting her daughter and Mr. Ryan. Funeral services will be at Enid Thursday at 4 p.m. Rev. HORACE CASEY, formerly of Ardmore, will officiated. Harveys direct arrangements. Pallbearers are FENT HAGERMAN, ADDIE MANNING, DAWSON HOOK, JOHN DAWSON, FLOYD PERKINS, WEBB NASH and OLLIE GLEASON, all of Fairview. Survivors include daughters Mrs. Ryan and Mrs. MABEL WILLIS WAHL of Enid; and granddaughter Miss BILLY BOWLBY of Ardmore. Mrs. Willis was born Oct. 9, 1871 at Horsebranch, Kentucky.
Mrs. SAM SEAGROVE
Mrs. Sam Seagrove, mother of Mrs. HOMER WILSON of Ardmore, died in Paoli, Jan. 1. Mrs. Seagrove had been ill for some time. Funeral services will be at Paoli.
Thursday, January 2, 1947
Ardmore’s first New Year baby to be reported to the Ardmoreite is MARY LEE WOODLEY, born at 6:15 New Year’s morning at Hardy Sanitarium. The parents are Mr. and Mrs. JOHN OLLEN WOODLEY of 1101 Fourth Ave. NE. The father is employed by the city.
Dr. Edwards’ Rites
Last rites for Dr. FRANCIS MARION EDWARDS, age 72, physician of Jefferson County for 31 years, will be 3 p.m. Friday in the First Methodist Church at Ringling. Rev. G. LYLE SMITH of Waurika will conduct services and burial will be in Ringling cemetery beside his wife who died 29 years ago. Pallbearers will be Ringling Masons. Dr. Edwards died Dec. 1 in Ardmore following a cerebral hemorrhage on Christmas morning. He was born in West Plains, Missouri, Sept. 26, 1874 and is survived by one daughter Mrs. WILMA EDWARDS BAKER whose husband, F. L. BAKER, is county judge of Jefferson County. Harvey funeral home is in charge.
Mrs. Dean Bell Discovers She Is Not Citizen
After 16 years in the U. S., Mrs. DEAN W. BELL of 413 12th Ave NW finds she is not an American citizen… Canadian born Mrs. Bell says that when she applied for a passport to join her husband in Tokyo that she must go on a British passport. Her daughter, ORA MAE, although born in Canada, is an American citizen and will have an American passport. Until now Mrs. Bell had thought since her husband was born in this country that their children were American citizens, although born in Canada. The Bells had been told their children could declare their citizenship when they reached 21. This was the law until Sept. 21, 1922, six weeks before the Bells were married Nov. 8, 1922. They were not aware of the change until now.
Upon arrival in Tokyo, Mrs. Bell must go to the American counsel and apply for a visa to use when she is ready to return home. Her husband is with the Army engineers in the office of the chief engineer at headquarters in Japan. Their son FRANK had just arrived in Tokyo, part of Gen. McArthur’s honor guard. Their other son DOUGLAS is a student at O.U. Mrs. PAUL LENE PAYNE WRIGHT will drive west with Mrs. Bell and her daughter and the three will sail from Seattle for Japan. Mrs. Wright will join her husband who is an Army colonel.
Friday, January 3, 1947
Col Allen Passes Away in Army Hospital
Lieut. Col. DANA H. ALLEN died quietly in his sleep Thursday night in California, according to word received from Mrs. ALLEN at Sausalito. He had been ill since last summer when he entered an Army hospital in San Francisco. … Col. Allen will be buried there… Col. Allen came here in 1939 as an instructor for the 179th Infantry, Oklahoma National Guard, a major at that time. The Allens made their home here at 814 Stanley Blvd for some years. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter Sue who is a freshman in college. The son Lieut. DANA H. ALLEN Jr., pilot with the U. S. Army Air Corps, died in Philippines, captured on Corregidor and died on the Bataan Death March.
Healdton News, Jan. 3:
Some of the boys about town dropped in at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.A THOMPSON to celebrate the birthday of ROBERT J. WATSON of Lawton, an uncle of Mr. Thompson. A dinner was served to uncle BUCK ROBERSON, 84, W. J. SULLIVAN, 81, W. F. CRAFT 80, S. R. SYE 85 and the host R. A. Thompson.
Mrs. JUANITA MAE ELLIS
Funeral services were held at the Healdton Assembly of God Church for Mrs. JUANITA MAE ELLIS, Tuesday. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY RIDDLE, she died in an Ardmore hospital following a brief illness, age 29. JUANITA MAE RIDDLE was born at Wirt Dec. 23, 1917. She had lived in this community many years. Surviving are her husband, PUSHMATAHA ELLIS, her parents, sisters and other relatives.
Miss JUANITA LLOYD of Wapanucka and KENNETH KRALL, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOE KRALL, were married Saturday at Gainesville, Texas. Both are students at Murray State College at Tishomingo.
Sunday, January 5, 1947
Mrs. FANNIE ROBISON
Arrangements for Mrs. FANNIE ROBISON, 71, who died of a heart attack Friday night, are pending arrival of relatives. Mrs. Robison had been down town a short time. She collapsed soon after her return and died within a few minutes. Mrs. Robison was born Jan. 2, 1876 in Bessarabia, Rumania and came to this country in 1910. She had lived in Ardmore the past 31 years. Survivors include her husband JAKE ROBISON of 709 B St NW; son GEORGE ROBISON of 711 B St NW, and four daughters Mrs. K. E. CALKINS of High Rolf, New Mexico; Mrs. E. I. COWAN of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Mrs. ARTHUR GOLDMAN and Mrs. MAURICE RAWSON of New York City.
Death of Infant
Commitment and burial were in Ardmore for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. W. HOWELL of Wilson, arranged by Harveys. The Howells have four sons and four daughters, V. W. Jr., DONALD, ROBERT, DAVID, JIMMIE, MARY ANN, ANITA and WANDA.
Mrs. KATIE E. LENHART
Major and Mrs. RAY MALOTT, Salvation Army officials, returned from Enid where they were called by the death of Mrs. Malott’s mother Mrs. KATIE E. LENHART, 77. Mrs. Lenhart fell and injured herself two weeks ago, did not rally and died. Funeral services were in Enid Tuesday afternoon.
Monday, January 6, 1947
Mrs. Fannie Robison
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Robison, wife of Jake Robison, Ardmore business man, are to be Tuesday in Temple Emeth with Rabbi S. D. SOSKIN officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery, arranged by Harveys. Pallbearers: IKE FISHMAN, LOUIS FISCHL, MAX GREENBERG, JOE SIMONS, SAM YAFFE and NATHAN LITCHMAN.
Mrs. FRANCES LANE
Mrs. FRANCES LANE, 93 years of age, died Sunday morning at her home, 614 Third Ave. NW and services were held Monday at the Caddo Methodist Church, with Rev. ROYAL officiating. Interment was in Folsom cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. MARGARET GALVIN and Mrs. ROSE BELL of Ardmore; Mrs. DAISY WILLIAMS of Caddo; two sons, EDWARD and BARTHOMEW LANE of Caddo; some grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Tuesday, January 7, 1947
Funeral services for LORA GENE WILLIS, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN GROVER of Madill, will be Wednesday at Harvey funeral home chapel. Miss Willis died at Madill Monday. Survivors include her parents, a sister Mrs. CELESTIA SCHRIMCHER of Madill; three brothers, OLEN of Westville, AARON and VIRGIL of Muleshoe, Texas. She was born Oct. 14, 1924 at Duncan.
Wednesday, January 8, 1947
L. H. LOVE
Funeral services for LORENZO HENRY LOVE, 77, retired businessman, prominent in fraternal and church activities, a resident of Ardmore since 1895, will be Thursday at the home, 320 D St SW. Burial in Rose hill cemetery directed by Harvey funeral home. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by Ardmore Lodge No. 31 A.F. & A.M. Rev. HORACE C. CASEY, former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, now of Enid, will be officiating. Mr. Love, who had been in ill health since July, died at his home Tuesday. His death was unexpected and he had been making satisfactory recovery from an operation some months ago. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. DOROTHY LOVE; son L. T. LOVE and daughter Mrs. SPENCER ENTRIKEN, all of Ardmore. Another daughter Mrs. FRANK PORTER died in 1930. … Born in Selma, Alabama, Nov. 23, 1868, Mr. Love started in the cotton business as a young man in Chattanooga, Tenn. In 1893. In 1895 he and his brother-in-law the late T. A. THURMOND, also a cotton buyer, were attracted to Ardmore… He and his first wife, the former Miss RUBY THURMOND, whom he married in Denver, Colorado and the Thurmonds came to Ardmore and formed the firm of Love and Thurmond… Mrs. Ruby Love died in 1934. Later Mr. Love married Mrs. DOROTHY HANNA of Pittsburgh, Pa….
I.R. MASON, 84, pioneer attorney of Ardmore, first county judge of Carter County after statehood, one grand-master of the I.O.O.F. in Indian Territory, died at his home, 20 Second Ave. NW Wednesday. He had been in ill health two years and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage last Saturday night. Funeral services will be announced by Bettes Funeral Home. Mason came to Ardmore in 1890 as agent for Santa Fe RR. He bought a home on the corner of Washington and Second Ave, now occupied by the Mulkey Hotel. He later moved west on the same street. Born Feb. 14, 1863 in Chambersburg, Illinois, Mason attended law school receiving his degree and admission to the bar before he was 21. Unable to practice law, he joined employment with the railroad. At age of 21 he became members of the Odd Fellows and Mason lodges. … After two years with the railroad, he resigned to practice law… He is survived by his wife, Mrs. GERTRUDE MASON of the home, daughter Mrs. WILDA IRENE HANN of Brownsville, Texas; son ARTHUR MASON of Brownsville, Texas; daughter Mrs. JOE MASON CRITCHFIELD, stepson HOWARD WELLS of Ardmore; granddaughter Mrs. WILDA EDITH HUGHES of Los Angeles, Calif.; two adopted grandchildren, Miss DRADIE HANNA of Oklahoma City and Mrs. AUDRY NEWMAN of Clinton…
Wilson Family Left Destitute by Fire
Mrs. STELLA MERRITT, 56 year old widow at Wilson, lost the home and all contents by fire. Relief activity has been launched by the Red Cross. Money and clothing for immediate needs have been provided… gifts of household goods and other articles are to be left at Grandma SCARBERRY first residence west of the Wilson Assembly of God… The Merritt family: Mrs. Merritt; daughter PATSY 16, high school student, her father, L. T. STOKER, 83, blind and almost helpless; a daughter whose husband is in services, Mrs. LORENE SMITH and her 3 year old son.
Hunting a Job
Here is a 17 year old Madill boy who wants to work, has done gasoline filling station work, work in a bakery… name GILBERT WILLIAMS.
Mrs. LAURA L. CONWAY
Final rites for Mrs. Laura Conway, who died at her home 335 Glover St SW Tuesday, were in the First Baptist Church at Gene Autry (Berwyn) Wednesday. Rev. ROSS HUGHES officiated and burial in Berwyn cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: HOWARD HANNEY, LOIS VANN, PINKEY CROSSLANDS, O. J. ROUNDTREE, RUFUS JALILE and BILL JAMES. Mrs. Conway had been a member of the Baptist Church for 34 years. Born in Cleburne, Texas, Jan. 20, 1880, she moved to Indian Territory in 1892 and became the bride of W. E. CONWAY in 1896 at Nebo. They were the parents of ten children and reared four foster children, three of whom survive. Children and foster children surviving: C. M. CONWAY, FRANK CONWAY, Mrs. RUBY SAUNDERS, LEE STRAIN and DORIS DILL of Ardmore, W. E. CONWAY Jr., MCKINSEY CONWAY, B. R. CONWAY, PHRONIE COWAN of Gene Autry / Berwyn; ESSIE FLETCHER of Springer, ALLIE CONWAY of Cheyenne; Mrs. JOSIE SELF of Greeley, Colorado, and HOMER CONWAY of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
RANSON W. TROUT
Services were held Wednesday afternoon at Pooleville for RANSON WESTMORELAND TROUT, arranged by Hutchins funeral home of Davis. Mr. Trout was 82 years of age. He is survived by six daughters, Mrs. VIRGIL JOHNSTON of Milo, Mrs. CHARLES SHAFER of Sivells Bend, Texas; Mrs. GEORGE HICKEY of Cedarvale, Mrs. SID HARRELL of Ardmore, STELLA TROUT of Davis, ANNIE TROUT of Pooleville; and five sons, HARRY of Lawton, BOB and FURMAN of Pooleville, PAT of Alma and BEN of Davis. Mr. Trout had been a resident of Pooleville for the past 54 years.
HENRY J. CARTER and Mrs. MILDRED KILLOUGH of Healdton
ROBERT J. HARGRAVE of Antlers andBETTY JO VAUGHAN
LOUIS PARISH and SHELLEY TURNER both of Ardmore
HAWLEY M. KILPATRICK of Oklahoma City and FRANCES ALICE FELL of Ardmore
SHIRL L. MCDONALD and SADIE WEEMS both of Ardmore
CHARLES WHITLOW of Oklahoma City and BARBARA JEAN FREEMAN of Ardmore
ADDISON HARRIS and Mrs. VIOLA SMITH of Pauls Valley
M. B. ROBERTSON and LENA FAYE WHITE of Healdton
N. T. MCDOUGLE and LENA MAGAR of Ardmore
JAMES PEARD / BEARD of Wirt and MARY ELIZABETH JONES of Ardmore.
J. W. THOMISON and HAZEL ROSS of Ardmore
ROY L. PLUNETT of Abbott, Texas, and PAULINE C. ASHLEY of Newport
CONRAD L. COOK and MARGARET ALICE BROWN of Ardmore
JACK LANIER of Garland, Texas, and VIRGINIA L. HANCOCK of Ardmore
JAMES A. HARRIS and NORA MARGARET HOMASON of Ardmore
ROBERT LIVESAY Jr. of Santa Maria, California, and LOUISE SULLIVAN of Ardmore.
HARRY MCGELLEY and ELSIE GRACE of Ardmore.
WILLIAM T. LYLES and FLORENCE LINDLEY of Healdton.
OPAL S. DAVIS vs. MARSHALL C. DAVIS
JUNE PONDER vs. RALPH PONDER and the Exchange National Bank of Ardmore, divorce??
EVELYN LIGON vs. HOMER E. LIGON
IDA M. WOODARD vs. W. E .WOODARD et al money judgment attachment.
WILMA LOUISE HARRIS vs. GEORGE HARRIS
MARIE ROBERTS vs. MARVIN E. ROBERTS
JAMES FINLEY vs. LOUZELLA FINLEY
WILLIE JOYCE TYALOR vs. ENOCH ARLON TAYLOR
J. C. MCMILLAN vs. WILLENE MCMILLAN
DALE FUQUA vs. JO ANN FUQUA
Mrs. R. L. MCCLELIN vs. R. L. MCCLELINJ
HELEN CARPENTER vs. CHARLES E. CARPENTER
GERTRUDE RUSSELL vs. WILL H. RUSSELL
SADIE PRICE vs. H. S. PRICE
CECIL JONES vs. ELEGEUNNE JONES
LIZZIE FULLER vs. ROSCOE FULLER
CARL H. WOOD vs. ROWENA WOOD
VELMA SMITH vs. OMER J. SMITH
MONTE DEE APPLETON vs. CAROL JEAN APPLETON
MATTIE THOMS vs. WILLIE R. THOMAS
BESSIE MAY ROBERTS vs. PAUL K. ROBERTS
Thursday, January 9, 1947
Dr. NORMAN MILLER
Funeral services for Dr. NORMAN MILLER, 68, who has been a practicing dentist in Ardmore the past 15 years, are to be Saturday morning at the Bettes funeral home chapel. Rev. Miller of Thackerville will officiate and burial will be at the Durant cemetery. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, the I.O.O.F., and the First Methodist Church. He died Thursday morning at 212 Fourth SW after a three weeks illness. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. NORMA E. WINKLER of Oklahoma City and Mrs. BETTY S. HAYS of Oklahoma City, and one grandson, JERRY SHEUNO HAYS of Oklahoma City.
Funeral arrangements for I. R. MASON will be Friday afternoon at the First Christian Church with Rev. EVERETT CARTER, minister, officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: HOWARD JOHNSON, LEON DAUBE, W. L. ALEXANDER, L. S. GASSOWAY, C. P. SEBASTIAN and FRED HORN.
Mrs. NETTIE ALICE ANTHONY
Mrs. Nettie Alice Anthony, 52, died at her home 503 Park St Thursday after an illness of two years. She was born in Texas and was an active member of the Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her husband, JOE ANTHONY; four children, Mrs. BESSIE SMITH, BILLIE ANTHONY, HERMAN ANTHONY, and GLYNN ANTHONY of Brownwood, Texas; two brothers, JOHN HICKS of Ardmore and VIRGIL HICKS of Ogden, Utah; three sisters, Mrs. ADA BIRD of Ardmore, Mrs. MAUDE WINFIELD of Matador, Texas, and Mrs. LOTTIE BLACK of Deseret, Utah; and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harveys.
NEVIL OLGA HITCHCOCK
Services have been scheduled Friday afternoon at the First Methodist Church of Mannsville for NEVIL OGLA HITCHCOCK of 12 ½ Third Ave NE, who died Wednesday. Officiating will be Rev. DENNIS and FRED JONES with interment in Lone Cedar cemetery arranged by Harveys. Born in Mannsville, Jan. 15, 1911, Mr. Hitchcock is survived by his widow, MARY EDNA HITCHCOCK, son CHESTER EARL, daughter RUTH FAYE, sister Mrs. C. B. BERRYMAN and brothers CHARLES L. HITCHCOCK of Crone, Texas and ADRIAN L. HITCHCOCK of Mannsville. Pallbearers: LEONARD INGLE, FRED COOMS, RAY ASTON, KIRK MORGAN, CARL JENKINS, WILLIAM ‘BEAN’ RENSHAW.
Friday, January 10, 1947
Services for Mrs. NETTIE ANTHONY, 52, have been set at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Assembly of God Church. Rev. PAUL E. RIGGS will officiate with burial at Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Harveys. Pallbearers: PAUL EVERETT, CLAUD DAY, CECIL BLAGG, W. M. SMITH, FRANK DAVIS and BILL PRICE.
Sunday, January 12, 1947
SILAS ALBERT MICHAEL and Mrs. ALICE THOMPSON of Ardmore.
PAUL DAY of Healdton and BETTY MOORE of Ringling.
J. C. MILLER and BONNIE TIDWELL of Ardmore.
HARRY RILEY JERNIGAN and Mrs. MARY TEAGUE of Ardmore.
SAM BROWN vs. HATTIE BROWN
RUBY L. MCDANIEL vs. ELMER G. MCDANIEL
KENNETH BOLES vs. KATHLENE BOLES
FLORENCE E. DOROUGH vs. THOMAS G. DOROUGH
Monday, January 13, 1947
Mrs. CORA CAMILLA MILLER
Mrs. Cora Camilla Miller, mother of Mrs. JOHN M. THOMPSON, died Sunday evening after a two weeks illness. Mrs. Miller made her home here with Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, 211 G St SW, for the past 12 years. Besides Mrs. Thompson, she leaves a son, ROY MILLER, of Muskogee, five grandchildren, MURIEL MILLER of Muskogee, JACK, ANN, MICHAEL and LETITIA THOMPSON; a nephew LEONARD SAMMIS of Oklahoma City, and two nieces, Miss GRACE SAMMIS of Oklahoma City and Mrs. ETHEL JOHNSON of Flushing, New York. Mrs. Miller was born Feb. 22, 1865 in Lafayette, Indiana. She married GUY MILLER in 1893 at Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her husband died in 1943. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bettes funeral home chapel, conducted by Rev. GLENN C. MCGEE of the First Presbyterian Church of which she was a member. The body will be taken to Oklahoma City for burial. Dr. ROBERT J. SMITH, former pastor of the Ardmore First Methodist Church, will have charge of graveside services in Memorial Park.
SHARON KAY BAPTISTE
Services for Sharon Kay Baptiste, daughter of Mrs. LULA BAPTISTE of Overbrook, were in Bettes funeral chapel Monday afternoon followed by burial in the McAlister cemetery near Overbrook. The child died Jan. 12. She was born Nov. 4, 1946 at Overbrook. Survivors are the mother, brothers DOLPH and KENNETH, a sister EVELYN; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. ARCH MORRIS of Overbrook; two aunts, Mrs. LULA YELLOWEAGLE of Weatherford and Miss ALLIE MORRIS of Overbrook; and four uncles, CHRISTIAN, LEONARD, BENNETT, and RALPH MORRIS all of Ardmore; one great-uncle WOOD MORRIS and a great-grandmother, Mrs. MINERVA MORRIS of Overbrook.
S. L. COPELAND
Services were in the Wilson Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Monday for S. L. COPELAND, retired farmer of this county. Rev. TOM E. SMITH of Healdton officiated and burial at Reck cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Copeland was born April 10, 1865 in Illinois and died Jan. 11 following an illness of two weeks. Survivors are his wife and five children, A. J. and JIMMIE COPELAND, Mrs. TEMPLE PRUITT, Mrs. LULA SMITH, and Mrs. JANIE MARTIN, all of Wilson; three brothers, S. A. and A. A. COPELAND both of Wilson, and J. L. COPELAND of Ventura, California; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His wife was the former Miss ADDIE GERMANY. They were married in Texas in 1895 and resided in an around Wilson for the past 40 years.
Services for BERRY BALL, 72, retired telephone company employee…
Tuesday, January 14, 1947
ROBERT DICKSON ‘DICK’ RABUN, for 16 years a peace officer and serving as deputy sheriff, died suddenly Monday while engaged with other officers in a routine investigation near Smyrna schoolhouse south and east of Ardmore. Death was attributed to heart disease. He had been in ill health for some years but persisted in continuing his duties as deputy sheriff. His home is 1124 Cruce St. NW. Funeral arrangements are not complete pending arrival of relatives. Services are tentatively at the Orthodox Baptist Church of which he was a member. Harveys funeral home is in charge. Rabun was born near Augusta, Georgia, March 12, 1895, son of Mr. and Mrs. SOL RABUN. He was engaged as storekeeper on a plantation in Georgia until 1922 when he moved with his family to Ardmore. He worked as car salesman… In 1930 he accepted as a jailer and fingerprint man under the administration of sheriff ELMER BYRD, continued through the FLOYD RANDOLPH and WILLIS TENNYSON administrations with the exception of three years when he was identification officer for the Ardmore Army Air Field, then resumed duties under present sheriff HOWARD JOHNSON on Jan. 6. Survivors are his wife, a son WAYNE, a student at O.U.; daughters, Mrs. KAY GRIDER of California and Miss MONA RUTH, a student at the high school; a brother OLIVER RABUN in Augusta, Ga., and a sister Mrs. JACK ALEXANDER of Houston. Mrs. Grider is en route from California.
R. W. DICK
R. W. DICK, dead at his home in Oklahoma City, is better known in Ardmore than any other city….R. W. Dick was the first mayor of Ardmore after its incorporation in 1898...a water system and sewer system… practiced law in Ardmore, firm of Dick and Brown…
Graham, Jan. 9: Four years ago Jan. 9, the home of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLIE CROW was saddened by the telegram from the war department that their son RAYFORD was a POW by the Germans. A neighbor Mrs. DON PARRISH brought the message. He was the first Carter County boy to be a P.O.W., a prisoner by the Germans for 19 months. They never one word until a telephone call from their son Rayford letting them know he was on his way home and was in St. Louis, Missouri.
Wednesday, January 15, 1947
Blast Burns Woman and Husband
Mrs. BILLIE BOLIN of Ada was badly burned about the face and shoulders in a gasoline explosion and her husband, LLOYD H. BOLIN, employee of the E. T. HUNTER Construction Co. of Ada, suffered burns on his hands in attempting to put out the flames. The accident was at Gene Autry / Berwyn.
Taxi Driver at McAlester
McAlester, Jan. 15: ARTEMUS MINYARD, 35, McAlester taxi driver, was killed last night when his cab and an MKT passenger train collided at a grade crossing.
LARENCE HAYDEN and MARTHA BAKER of Gainesville, Texas.
HILDRED A. TUCKER and MARY LOIS HUNT of Tulsa.
MARCUM FINLEY and WILTA MAE THOMAS of Ardmore.
JAMES M. COLLINS Jr. and CAROL JEAN TERRY of Ardmore.
JOE EDWIN FRANKLIN and MARTHA LOU PARKER of Ardmore.
CATHERINE BUTLER vs. GEORGE C. BUTLER
VIRGINIA FIELDS vs. BOBBY GENE FIELDS
JOYCE MCCARTNEY vs. G. R. MCCARTNEY
ODES H. SHELLEY vs. BETTYE SUE SHELLEY
VADA WILLIAMS vs. ROY WILLIAMS
FRANCES ISABEL WYATT vs. GEORGE W. WYATT
ORAL N. SCOTT vs. MYRTLE SCOTT
LOIS STARNES vs. CLIFFORD STARNES
JOHNNIE PILLOWS vs. MINNIE PILLOW
VIRGIL MCAFEE vs. THRESSA MCAFEE
Mrs. LAURA OLA FRANKLIN
Pallbearers for Mrs. Laura Ola Franklin services Thursday in the Methodist Church at Gene Autry / Berwyn will be N. M. BROCK, WILLIAM JAMES, MILTON DILLON, ROY MAYS, GROVER GAMBLE, and NABLE HARDY. Rev. BIGGS of Lone Grove will officiate, assisted by Rev. W. G. SEARS, with burial in Berwyn cemetery arranged by Bettes. Mrs. Franklin died Monday at Gene Autry / Berwyn where she made her home for the past 25 years. Four children survive.
Services at the First Orthodox Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Thursday, officiating Rev. R. J. ANDERSON. Pallbearers: ARTHUR FLETCHER, ARTHUR MCCRORY, HOWARD JOHNSON, ERNEST TATE, GEORGE BOREN and WILLIS TENNYSON. Honorary pallbearers will be all city and county officials.
Thursday, January 16, 1947
Mrs. MELVENA BAKER
Mrs. Melvena Baker, 77, of 419 F St SE, died Thursday morning. She was born in Kentucky Feb. 18, 1869, and had lived in and around Marietta for the past 23 years. Her husband died 35 years ago. Survivors are four sons, WILLIE, LOY, and DALE BAKER all of Marietta, CLAUD BAKER of Willows, California; two daughters Mrs. ARMEDA TIPTON of Ardmore and Mrs. AUDELA HENDRICKSON of Davis, 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and some nieces and nephews. Services are set at 2 p.m. Friday in the Methodist Church at Marietta with burial at Marietta arranged by Harveys.
EUGENE ROBERT SIMONS
Services for Eugene Robert Simons, 44, of 222 A St NE, are set for 3 p. m. Friday in the Harvey chapel. Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers: HOWARD JOHNSON, TRUMAN MASSEY, JAMES BAXTER, LACY KING, TERRY PARKER and WILLIS TEYNNYSON. Simons was born Oct 23, 1902 at Baum. He died Tuesday night. Survivors include his wife and a son EUGENE VICTOR SIMONS, a student at Texas A.&M. at College Station.
Mrs. T. E. BRAZELTON
Services will be Thursday in Paris, Texas, for Mrs. T. E. BRAZELTON, 83, who died Wednesday. She was an aunt of Mrs. SAM P. HALE of 309 F St SW and Mrs. TOM YOUNGBLOOD of Davis, who will attend the funeral with Sam P. Hale Jr. Survivors include three daughters and her husband. Mrs. GEORGE WRIGHT, mother of Mrs. Brazelton, gave the land on which the city of Paris is located. Brazelton has been connected with the Santa Fe RR for more than 50 years and was one of the officials who settled claims in the Ardmore explosion.
Friday, January 7, 1947
Mrs. EMMA FRY BYARS
Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Durwood Indian Church for Mrs. EMMA FRY BYARS of 1020 O St NE. Mrs. Byars died Friday following a two years illness. She was born Jan. 1, 1892 at Bennington and is survived by two children, Mrs. LILLIAN TAYLOR and DAVID THOMPSON, both of Ardmore; a sister Mrs. ELLA ANDERSON of Connerville; a half-brother EDMOND FRY of McAlester and four grandchildren. Rev. MON DAVIS will officiate and burial at Durwood arranged by Bettes.
Sunday, January 19, 1947
Death Claims Sulphur Resident
Sulphur, Jan. 18: Services are set at 1 p.m. Sunday in Sulphur for JOHN CALVIN RACKLEY, 91, Murray County farmer, who came to Oklahoma at the opening of the Kickapoo country in 1895 and homesteaded a claim a few miles north of McLoud. He died Thursday afternoon, born March 11, 1855 in Benton County, Arkansas. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. BEN STAMBACK, Mrs. ISAAC BEESLEY, both of Oklahoma City, Mrs. P. E. WEBBER of Sulphur; five sons, FRED McFarland, Cal., CHARLES and FRANK both of Wellston, ERNEST of Oklahoma City, and FLOYD of Sulphur, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild…. Rev. ROY WARD of the First Methodist Church will officiated.
Rites for Madill Veteran
Madill, Jan. 18: Funeral services for HUGH F. HAWKINS, age 27, veteran who escaped casualty 32 months in Pacific warfare, were held Thursday afternoon at the Kingston high school auditorium. Hawkins was killed in an accident in Washington state Jan. 9 while working for a construction company, crushed by a giant tractor. George Henry, Kingston school superintendent, was in charge, assisted by Rev. B. J. Wilkins, Nazarene minister, and Rev. J. S. Dennis, Methodist minister. Alger Floyd and Mrs. L. H. Haney had charge of music. Born at Kingston, Nov. 24, 1919, Hawkins graduated from high school there in 1938 and attended Hill’s Business College at Oklahoma City, and Murray State School of Agriculture at Tishomingo. He entered army services in July 1942 and served 3 years 5 months, with 32 months overseas. Surviving are his parents Mr. and Mrs. R. G. HAWKINS of Kingston, a sister Mrs. UNICE BURROWS of San Antonio, Texas; a brother BOB HAWKINS and his grandfather J. J. CANNON.
DAN EVANS of Ardmore and BETTY LODGE of Alton, Illinois.
GARLAND HOWARD MCKEY and Mrs. PAULINE TAYLOR of Ardmore.
Divorce filed: JAMES W. OSBOURN vs. LYDIA OSBOURN
Monday, January 20, 1947
THOMAS J. BALLARD
Bettes will announce arrangements for THOMAS JEFFERSON BALLARD, 76, who died Jan. 20 at his home east of Ardmore. He was born Nov. 6, 1871 at Center, Alabama, and lived in this community 5 years. He was a Baptist and married Miss CORDELIA HOPKINS April 15, 1901. Eleven children were born. Survivors include his widow; four sons, W. H. BALLARD of San Francisco, Cal., HERBERT BALLARD of Monroe, Oregon, ARSIE and ARMOND BALLARD both of Ardmore; and three daughters Mrs. OPAL ROARK and Mrs. H. J. HODGE of Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. MYRTA BERRYHILL of Ardmore; two brothers, HOMER BALLARD of Visalia, Cal., and WILL BALLARD of Boswell; a sister Mrs. HANNAH CUNNINGHAM of Fort Payne, Alabama, and eight grandchildren.
MACK R. HEARON
Mack R. Hearon, 48, 911 A St NE, died Sunday night. He was born June 7, 1898 in Fannin County, Texas and had been a member of the Church of Christ since 1925. Services are in 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Ardmore Church of Christwith burial at Highland cemetery at Durant. Officiating will be GEORGE W. MCCOLLUM, Church of Christ minister, assisted by Rev. J. E. LYNN of the Church of God. Burial arranged by Harveys. Pallbearers: BILL STINSON, MATT ALEXANDER, LEE TODD, DICK WEST, O. A. BURRUS, and CARL HOLLENSBE. Survivors include his wife, DOLLIE; his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. H. HEARON of 1117 C St NE; four brothers, L. H. and CHARLIE HEARON of Durant, ROY and JOHN HEARON of Ardmore; a sister Mrs. R. E. CLEAR of 1108 B St NE; a half-brother A. Y. FORD of Durant; a stepdaughter Mrs. VIRGIL BROWN, and granddaughter GAYLE ANN BROWN, both of Ardmore, and some nieces and nephews.
Mrs. SAMANTHA DAVIS
Services for Mrs. Samantha Davis, 80, widow of the late WILLIAM PATTERSON DAVIS, former Ardmore attorney, are set Tuesday in the Methodist Church at Lone Grove. Burial at Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Harveys. Mrs. Davis died Jan. 19 at her home north of Lone Grove. She was born near Lynchburg, Tennessee, May 11, 1868. Following her marriage Aug. 19, 1891, she and her husband lived at Winchester, Tenn., until 1904 when they moved to Ardmore. Davis was a practicing attorney here for the next 11 years. They moved to their farm near Lone Grove in 1915. Survivors include a son HERBERT DAVIS of Lone Grove, a daughter Mrs. PEARL SCRIVNER of Lone Grove; two grandchildren, Mrs. CLARENCE BREWER of Deese and Miss HESTALEEN DAVIS of San Antonio; a great-granddaughter ROSALYN BREWER; and three nephews, JAMES, WILLIE, and ALVIN BAXTER, all of Ardmore. Mrs. Davis joined the Methodist Church at age of 10. Pallbearers: RALPH YOUNG, ROBERT MITCHELL, OMAR TALLEY, MELVIN COLSON, OTHA PAYNE and DICK NAYLOR.
It is just a bit unusual that four men who worked together in 1894, 53 years ago, are all still living: CLEM BROOKS, BEN FORBES, TOM LEBO, and DOLPH MCBRIDE. They worked for the Daubes and were engaged in buying, shipping and feeding cattle. They worked with cattle and still live in this community.
SCOTT SPARKS came here in 1887 and CLEM BROOKS came in 1889. Mrs. Sparks and Clem are first cousins. The families have been closely associated all through the years…. Clemscot was named for them.
Tuesday, January 21, 1947
Mrs. LYDIA PEARL HAWKINS
Mrs. Lydia Pearl Hawkins died Tuesday at 506 5th Ave SE. She was the wife of S. C. HAWKINS, who lives on Hoxbar Route and is survived by her husband and two children, J. L. HAWKINS and GEREA HAWKINS. In addition, she also leaves a grandchild, a brother JOE WHITE of Ardmore, a sisters Mrs. BERTIE NALL and Mrs. BARTHEMIA LOVE both of
Ardmore, Mrs. MAUDIE DENNIS of Wirt, Mrs. STELLA TURNER of Hamlin, Texas, Mrs. EVA SHILLINGS of Optima and Mrs. ELLA ABANTS of Norman. Mrs. Hawkins was born Oct. 10, 1894 in Cotton County, Texas and had lived in this community all her life. Burial will be directed by
Bettes funeral home, conducted by Rev. V. A. JONES.
Mrs. LEONA SMITH
Mrs. Leona Smith, who died Jan. 17 and was buried Sunday in Houston, Mississippi, was the mother of Mrs. DELLA TURMAN of 16 8th Ave NE. the daughter was with Mrs. Smith but a granddaughter, Mrs. J. H. GRAVITT, with whom Mrs. Turman makes her home here, was unable to attend. Mrs. Smith was 87 and had lived in Mississippi many years, an old time resident of Houston.
Wednesday, January 22, 1947
Mrs. Lydia Hawkins
Final rites were Wednesday afternoon in Bettes chapel with Rev. V. A. Jones officiating. Burial was in Provence cemetery. Pallbearers: GENE SHURLEY, FLOYD COLLINS, HAROLD PARKER, J. C. DAY, FRED NALL and CLYDE SHURLEY.
Thursday, January 23, 1947
Mrs. DIRETHA BARNS COLLINS
Funeral services for Mrs. Diretha Barns Collins, 75, of 108 Mill St SW, who died Jan. 22, were Thursday afternoon at Harveys chapel, conducted by Rev. V.A. JONES of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial was in Rawlins cemetery. Mrs. Collins was born July 19, 1872 in Nashville, Tenn. She leaves her husband, J. W. COLLINS of the home; four daughters, Mrs. D. L. HOFFMAN, Mrs. LULA FOUST and Mrs. J. E. ROZZELL all of Ardmore; Mrs. SADIE DAVIS of Antlers; four sons, JEFFERSON, ZEMO, ROBERT and EWING all of Ardmore; three sisters Mrs. MANDY THORNTON, Mrs. POLLY THORNTON, and Mrs. MARY ANN COLLINS, and brother DAVE BARNS, all of Nashville, 29 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Tribute to Kingston Man
Kingston, Jan. 23: Funeral services for HUGH HAWKINS, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. HAWKINS of Kingston, were held in the auditorium of the Kingston high school… Hawkins is survived by his parents; a sister Mrs. NEWTON BURROUGHS of San Antonio, brother BOB HAWKINS of Kingston, nephew HUGH BOB HAWKINS; grandfather J. J. CANNON of Oklahoma City. Pallbearers: IRVING . BLOOD of Metairie, La., GLENN NICHOLS of Ardmore, ROBERT L. RHODES of Drumright, CHARLES W. WEBSTER of Henrietta, CARL MACKEY of Durant, DAVID TURNER of Perry, RAYMOND SMITH, ORVAL HOBBS, and CHARLES EASLEY of Kingston and M. W. MURR of Dallas. (long list of relatives and out of town people at the funeral).
Friday, January 24, 1947
W. B. FRAME, City Pioneer, 90th Birthday
W. B. FRAME, who served two terms as city treasurer and later as county clerk at different times of 17 years, is 90 years old Friday. He started his political career here soon after arrival from Dexter, Texas in spring 1888. A schoolteacher before coming here, he became a druggist and operated a well known store here for many years. With his father-in-law, W. F. THOMASON, Frame bought out WILLIAM GREEN, early day druggist. He was born Jan. 24, 1857 in Moore County, Tennessee at little town Marble Hill. On Feb. 19, 1882 he married Miss EULA THOMASON and soon they moved to Texas, coming here six years later. … family dinner attended by Frame’s children, JAMES, TOM, PAUL and SUE all of Ardmore, and MYRTLE with her husband, JOHN D. FREEMAN, of Tulsa. W. J. Frame’s widow may possibly be here, also. Grandchildren: Mrs. CHARLES M. HUDSON, JOHN D. FREEMAN Jr., PAUL NELSON FRAME, Miss GLORIA FRAME, and SUE CAROL FRAME. Great-grandchildren: KENNA and CHARLES MILBURN HUDSON, DAVID, ROBERT and MARTHA VIRGINIA FREEMAN and JOHN FREEMAN III.
Mrs. J. W. FLETCHER
Mrs. J. W. Fletcher, formerly of Ardmore, died Thursday in a hospital at Wichita, Kansas, after a long illness. Services will be Saturday in Wichita, arranged by Downing funeral home. Mrs. Fletcher is survived by her husband, a employee at the Boeing Airplane Co. in Wichita; four sisters, Mrs. JODIE HOPE, Mrs. DOROTHY EDWARDS, and Mrs. W. M. BRUMLEY all of Ardmore, Mrs. GRACE MCCAULEY of Pomona,
California; three brothers, CLEVE CLOWER in California, CHARLES CLOWER of Hot Springs, Ark., and BUCK CLOWER of Fort Worth, Texas. An only child, Sgt. J. W. FLETCHER Jr., was killed in a plane crash Oct. 11, 1944 in Chesapeake. Mrs. Fletcher’s husband was employed with the Santa Fe freight office here during the residence here.
BEVERLY JANE WATTS
Services were Friday morning at the Russett cemetery for Beverly Jane Watts , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BILL WATTS of Mannsville. She was born and died Jan. 23. They have another child JUDITH ANN WATTS. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. C. WATTS of Oklahoma City and Mr. and Mrs. C. M. MAY of Mannsville. Bettes funeral home was in charge.
Mrs. Whitman Will Stop Work after 27 Years
After 27 years with the Daubes’, Mrs. BLANCHE WHITMAN of 220 C St NW has decided to stop work and make her home with relatives at Ada. She has worked at Daubes’, missing only two or three days. Once, she took off a few hours early on Christmas eve, says Mrs. TOM CARTER at whose home she has lived ever since she came to Ardmore, and only then because she was ill. Mrs. Whitman is recovering from virus pneumonia. She came here in 1917 and except for two or three days, has lived in the same room at Mrs. Carter’s home since. … thousands know her as the distinguished looking, silver haired manager of the hosiery department. Outside of her work at the store, her chief interest is the First Baptist Church where she seldom misses a Sunday in attendance. She comes from a family of a long longevity record, with her mother living past 90. Until her death, Mrs. Whitman visited her mother every year in Missouri where she lived alone and was active up until almost the hour she died.
Four Young Men Enlist in Navy
The Ardmore Navy recruiting office announced the enlistment of four men: BILLY BOB SCHULTZ, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. SCHUTLZ of 1323 10th Ave NW; LESLIE RAY DARTER, son of Mrs. ALTA VAUGHN of Thackerville; BEASLEY LEWIS, son of Mrs. ORA LEWIS of Ravia; MURREL DEAN FOLSOM, a veteran of WW II, son of Mr. and Mrs. BEN S. FOLSOM of Route 1 Ardmore, re-enlisted. Folsom had served 20 months in SW Pacific on the U.S.S. BOTTINEAU.
Sunday, February 26, 1947
Powell Woman Dies of Burns
Madill, Jan. 25: Attempting to clean a hat with gasoline and a brush brought death Saturday morning to Mrs. OPAL MARIE GREEN, 28, wife of C. H. GREEN, Marshall County farmer at Powell… Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Powell school. Mrs. Green had lived in the Powell and Lebanon communities all her life. She married Dec. 21, 1940 and is survived by her husband, father C. A. OWENS of Powell; four brothers, RAY of Lebanon, W. H. of Madill, OTIS of Bonham, Texas, and HERBERT of California; and two sisters Mrs. MILDRED DAVIS of Mannsville and Mrs. RUBY SNIDER of Lebanon. Burial will be in the Powell cemetery.
Carter County Red Cross chapter is trying to locate LEONARD M. FAYLOR, whose only address is given as general delivery, Ardmore.
Negro Youth Killed Uncle
Early Saturday night in a café on East Main, JUNIOR MARSHALL, colored, 20, shot and killed MARCONI SMALLWOOD, 33, his uncle. Marshall walked to the city police station and surrendered to desk sergeant, CHARLES BEANE. It is said that Marshall’s mother killed his father and the Smallwoods had much to do with raising Marshall. An army rifle was used.
JOHN SAMUEL JACKSON
John Samuel Jackson, a resident of Carter County for the past 54 years, died Saturday afternoon at this home one mile west of Ardmore. He was born Sept. 1, 1873 in Franklin County, Missouri. He was a member of the Masons, Brock lodge. Survivors include his widow; three sons, W. A. JOHNSON of Ardmore, A. W. JOHNSON of Oklahoma City,and R. P. JOHNSON of Madill; two daughters, Mrs. H. C. IVEY of Ardmore and Mrs. IRA KOSKIE of Lindsay; six brothers, CHARLES of Kansas City; JOE of Hartshorne, OCIE of Ardmore, H. C. of California, WILLIE A. of Marietta, LOWELL of Brock; two sisters Mrs. MINNIE SULLIVAN of California and Mrs. ED MORTON of Perry Grove, Ark.; 8 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services are pending, to be arranged by Bettes funeral home with burial at Rose Hill cemetery beside a son BENJAMIN JOHNSON who died at Barslow, California last month.
C. W. ‘JAKE’ DAVIS
Services were held at 2:30 Sunday in the Chapman funeral chapel at Tishomingo for C. W. ‘Jake’ Davis, owner and operator of a cleaning establishment there, who died Friday. Davis had been in St. Paul’s Hospital at Dallas, Texas sincebefore Christmas, victim of a brain tumor. Rev. H. RAY WATSON of the First Baptist Church at Tishomingo will officiate. Born in Georgia, Jan. 26, 1900, Davis moved to Texas when a child and lived in Oklahoma the past 21 years. He married Miss ELIZABETH WOLVERTON of Wapanucka 21 years ago and they have a son LARRY. In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by a sister Mrs. VIOLA LYON of Killeen, Texas, and two brothers, FRED and RILEY of Dallas. He was a member of the Masons and the First Baptist Church at Wapanucka.
ARTHUR OWEN ANDERSON
Arthur Owen Anderson, born Oct. 12, 1878, died Friday at Healdton. He was formerly in the drug business. He married LEE DAVIS Feb. 4, 1924. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son DOUGLAS ANDERSON of Breckenridge, Texas; seven stepchildren, one grandson, 18 step-grandchildren, and 10 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Healdton with Rev. LAMAR GOSNELL of the church officiating, at 3 p.m. today. Richeson funeral home of Wilson has charge of arrangements of burial at Graham cemetery. Pallbearers; SHINE BAILEY, LARRY PRATER, HARRISON BRAY, VAL RENE, HERBERT KING, and FRED KING.
Mrs. M. H. JACOBS
Mrs. M. H. Jacobs of Fort Worth, Texas, originally of Ardmore, died at her home Friday after a long illness. Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at Harvey chapel. Owens & Brumley of Fort Worth are in charge. Mrs. Jacobs was born April 23, 1892. She is survived by her husband; three daughters Mrs. C. B. GUFFEY of Wichita Falls, Mrs. H.A. SISK of Long Beach, Calif., and Miss ESTHER JACOBS of Fort Worth; a son MILBURN JACOBS of Fort Worth; two brothers and two sisters, Mrs. ANNIE DAVIS of Henrietta, Texas, Mrs. W. M. PLUNKETT of Loving, New Mexico; R. A. DELONG of El Paso, Texas and JOHN DE LONG of Colton, California.
Mrs. AVIS I. BRADEN
Sulphur, Jan. 25: Services for Mrs. Avis I. Braden, 41, of Chandler, who died in the DeLay hospital here Wednesday, were in Calvary Baptist Church 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. W. C. CAMPBELL, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Braden was born in Texas, July 18, 1905. She came to Murray County at age of 12, was married to W. G. BRADEN at Sulphur in 1925. The family moved to Chandler about six months ago. Survivors are her husband; son BILLY in the U. S. Army; mother Mrs. DOLLIE SPARKS of Sulphur; sisters, Mrs. LEOLA MOORE of Reagan, and Mrs. EDITH DAVIS of Yakima, Washington; brothers ERNEST SPARKS of Oklahoma City, LEWIS SPARKS of Sulphur; ARTHUR SPARKS of Madill. She was buried in Oaklawn cemetery at Sulphur, arranged by Dunn funeral home.
Marriage license: WILLIAM LEE KIRKLEY and Mrs. ELLA KIRKLEY of Ardmore.
LOUISE WEST vs. EVERETT WEST.
WILLIAM H. CAMP vs. BETTY JEAN CAMP
MINNIE GOODHUE vs. JAMES A. GOODHUE
Wapanucka, Jan. 25:
VIRGIL O. HAMER of Valencia, California, was killed Tuesday, Jan. 21, when a train hit the car in which he was riding. Virgil, a former resident of Wapanucka, and a WWII veteran, was employed as airplane mechanic at Fairfax, California, where the accident occurred. He is survived by his wife Mrs. VIRGINIA HAMER of Valenica, Cal.; his parents Mr. and Mrs. F. A. HAMER of Wapanucka; three sisters, Mrs. MONA WATKINS of Ardmore, Mrs. BETTY JEAN WILSON of Moore and MARY LOU LEE of Lawrence, Kansas; three brothers, F. A. HAMER Jr. of Santa Rosa., Cal., WESLEY and ROBERT V. of Wapanucka. The body will be brought here for burial. The funeral will be Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church.
Monday, January 27, 1947
JAMES A. BURROW
James A. Burrow, 85, retired farmer and ranchman of this county, died Sunday after a brief illness. The services at 4 p.m. Monday in Harvey funeral chapel will be conducted by Rev. G. W. BANKS of Wheeler and burial at Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers: D. PARISH, T. J. BRISCOE, H. A. EVERETT, WALTER PIERCE, R. L. CANNON, and ROY SETTLES. Honorary pallbearers: J. F. BENNETT, EDGAR SANDLIN, ROBERT BATIS, JOHN H. SNODGRASS, CLEM BROOKS, SCOTT SPARKS, FRED E. SLAYTON, WALTER KERN, E. WYMORE, CLAYTON CUDE, V. M. SPRATT, Dr. WALTER HARDY, STERLING PHILLIPS, PAT BENNETT, CARL HOLDEN and SAM CUDE. Burrow was a director and served as vice president of the First National Bank for some years before he retired in 1937 and moved to Ardmore. Since then he made his home at 819 Hargrove. A Presbyterian, he was a charter member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Graham. He moved to Graham in 1899. Born May 28, 1862 in Tennessee, he went to Texas at 18 and was married there Nov. 30, 1887, to Miss MAUD ALMA SULLIVAN, Wills Point. His wife survives. In addition to his widow, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. W. M. COX and Mrs. W. M. REED of Breckenridge, Texas; three sons, HOMER B. BURROW of Graham, REUBEN L. and V. L. BURROW of Roswell, New Mexico; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and some nieces and nephews. Rev. JOE D. RAY of Fort Worth, Texas, pastor of the Baptist church at Graham, will assist in the service. A quartet, directed by Mrs. CHARLES REED of Graham, will sing. Quartet: Mrs. H. A. EVERETT, Miss MURIEL HUNTER, Rev. H. O. HUDSON and W. L. KERN.
Wednesday, January 29, 1947
Funeral Rites for Ardmore Man
Services for CARL SHERIDAN KINKADE, 59, are set for 3 p.m. Thursday at Harvey’s chapel, Dr. WILLIAM H. MANSFIELD conducting. Burial at Rose Hill will have American Legion furnishing pallbearers. Kinkade died Tuesday while at work on the Champion building. Death was attributed to heart attack. He was born May 26, 1887 at Wolfe City, Texas and had resided here many years. The survivors include his wife, LUEINA INEZ of 522 Second Ave. NW; three daughters, ZARA, EFFIE LOU and CAROLYN; two sons, EMMETT SHERIDAN and WILLIAM WILLIS; a sister, Mrs. EFFIE SIMMS of El Paso, Texas, and a niece, Mrs. C. L. ORN of Houston, Texas. Judge JOHN MCCAIN will serve as chaplain for the commitment and JUDSON L. WILSON as bugler. Pallbearers: ALLEN EVANS, DAN B. WOODS, BEN BEAN, ROBERT DENARD, FORD WHITEHURST and GEORGE HOLLINGSWORTH.
College Worker Retired from Post
Sulphur, Jan. 28: Miss MYRTLE MASTERS, secretary to Dr. EUGENE S. BRIGGS, president of the Phillips University at Enid, for the past eight years, has resigned and will live in Sulphur with her brother, EARL MASTERS, business man here for 38 years. Miss Masters has been secretary to Dr. Briggs over 20 years, during his tenure as president of Southeastern at Durant, Christian College at Columbia, Mo., and director of education for Missouri.
Thursday, January 30, 1947
B. H. ALLEN, 78, pioneer Negro leader of Ardmore, died Wednesday evening at his home, 622 East Main St., after an illness since 1935. He came to Ardmore more than 60 years ago and observed the 50th wedding anniversary of his marriage to IDA B. BARRETT on Feb. 14, 1943. His first job here was as a farmer, later he worked for the compress. He owned and successfully operated the first Negro grocery store in town, selling it to open a barber shop which he ran until he retired. The management continues under his son, EMMITT ALLEN. A leader in religious and civic affairs, he served as a deacon of the First Baptist Church for more than 50 years and served as superintendent of the Sunday School for many years. Survivors include his widow; a daughter Mrs. OZELL JONES of Chicago, Illinois; and two sons, LUTHER ALLEN of Chicago, and EMMITT ALLEN of the home address; two brothers MATTHEW ALLEN of Ardmore and SAMUEL ALLEN of Louisville, Arkansas; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
Aged Indian Woman
Cache, Jan. 30: YANNI-TATCHI, Comanche Indian woman who was believed to be more than 100 years old, died yesterday. She had been a resident of Cache since 1901.
Former Ardmore Midget Negro Is Now ‘Big Time’ in New York City
This year, 28 year old FRANKIE DEE, negro, will mark his 10th anniversary in New York City. When he arrived from Ardmore where he was born, his first move to have his name FRANKIE DEE BROWN shortened to fit his size. Then he began a varied career that took him all over the U. W., Canada, Mexico, and a trip to Paris…. Night club, radio, television and the movies have used his talents… It was shortly after he went to work for a distiller in 1949 that Frankie met his future wife in a dancing school in New York. After a year’s courtship, they were married on his birthday, Aug. 31, 1941 and honeymooned for a week at Joe Louis’ training camp at Greenwood Lakes… His start in the ‘midget business’ came while he was still attending Langston University in Oklahoma where he majored in business administration. … he is four feet, weighs 65 pounds, a little man with big ideas. He is married to a normal sized woman, Broadway actress, RUBY DEE, a Hunter College graduate, and is a substantial personality in his community. A nephew of SHELBY MCKERSON, janitor at the Gilbert building since it was built in 1931, he has three other uncles, ALFRED, RICHARD and JOHN MCKERSON, and a number of cousins in Ardmore.
Rites for W. S. Teel
WILLIAM SAMUEL TEEL, retired café operator, resident of Ringling the past six years, died Wednesday in Oklahoma City. The body will be returned to Ringling for services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ, with burial in the Katie cemetery, arranged by Bettes funeral home. Teel was born Aug. 26, 1875 in Texas. He leaves his wife, RUBY, a daughter Mrs. T. H. RYALS of Waurika; a stepdaughter, Mrs. ALMETA LONG of Ringling; an adopted daughter, Mrs. G. E. SPRADLIN of Pauls Valley; brothers, RICHARD TEEL of Katie and M. D. TEEL of Sulphur; a sister Mrs. OLLIE SATTERWHITE of Elmore City; two grandsons, HARRY GENE LONG of Ringling and JACK TAYLOR of Waurika; and a great-granddaughter, JENNIE LYNN TAYLOR of Waurika.
A cavalcade depicting 100 years of life in Cooke County, Texas, will be staged in Gainesville, Texas, 100 years since the county was organized. There are two men I would to see represented in this big outdoor theater: IKE HOBBS and POLK HOBBS. Ike Hobbs was the first sheriff of Cooke County and lived in Ardmore for a time and his death was in Murray County on his ranch west of Davis. Mrs. HOMER BRITTON was his daughter. Homer Britton worked here for the Ringling RR and ran for county sheriff once or twice. The Brittons went to the Ike Hobbs ranch when they left Ardmore. Ike Hobbs organized the Indian fighters and led them in the last fight with the Comanches in this country. The fight was on the Indian Territory side near Thackerville, but it was fought entirely by Cooke County boys. CAL STEWART will tell you he was a lad when the battle was fought and his home was close enough for him to hear the guns. POLK HOBBS was a mail carrier in the early days, lived at Marysville.
The tragic death of GRACE MOORE brings back the presence of the Tennessee Moore family who lived here who were members of her family. Dr. R. D. MOORE practiced medicine here, an uncle of Grace who visited him here. Another member, a brother of Dr. Moore, was superintendent of Marietta schools. ROMA MOORE, a daughter of Dr. Moore, was a girl of plenty of glamour who started her career in Ardmore as a teacher.
Friday, January 31, 1947
Accident Fatal to Ardmore Man
BOBBY GLENN MASSEY was killed while doing construction work with the Brown & Root Construction Co. on Guam Island in the Pacific. Born Feb. 1, 1926 at Berwyn, young Massey attended school at Berwyn and Ardmore. He enlisted in the Army on his 18th birthday and went overseas shortly after basic training where he served in the European theater with the 7th Army. Following his discharge in April 1946, Massey lived with his sister, Mrs. GERALDINE IRWIN of Houston, Texas, until taking the construction job. Survivors include his father, I. A. MASSEY of 1111 Douglas St. SE; brothers, L. T. MASSEY of 1117 Wolverton St. NW; and I. R. MASSEY of Gene Autry / Berwyn; and two sisters Mrs. Irwin of Houston, Texas and Mrs. O. D. WILLIAMS of Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral services will be at Berwyn.