Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Friday, October 1, 1948
STEVEN WAYNE WHITTINGTON
Marietta, Oct. 1: Funeral services for Steven Wayne Whittington, 90, were held at Leon Wednesday afternoon with Rev. L. C. SUMMERS, pastor of the Methodist Church of this city, and Rev. J. H. MILLER officiating, directed by Goodrich funeral home of Marietta. He died Sept. 29 at his home in Leon where he had lived for the past 51 years. He came to Indian Territory from Arkansas in 1897 and settled at Leon and had an active part in the development of that section of the county. He united with the Methodist Church at age of 11 years and has been active in Christian work since that time. He served as justice of the peace of Leon precinct for 20 years and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. REBECCA WHITTINGTON of Leon; five daughters IDA TALIAFERRO and Mrs. ALICE GRAVES of Leon; Mrs. LELA HOFFMAN of Longview, Texas, Mrs. EDITH WASHINGTON and Mrs. OUIDA LEHEW of Dallas, Texas; five sons, H. W. WHITTINGTON of Ardmore, MOSES WHITTINGTON of Ryan, NOAH WHITTINGTON of Marietta,k STEVEN WHITTINGTON of Dallas, Texas, andMANUEL WHITTINGTON of Oakland, California; three brothers, JOHN WHITTINGTON of Hedley, Texas, HENRY WHITTINGTON of Big Spring, Texas, and JOE WHITTINGTON of Oklahoma City; two sisters Mrs. LIZZIE MEADOWS of Chickasha and Mrs. ALICE GARRETT of Ardmore; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sunday, October 3, 1948
WILLIAM NEWELL WHITFORD
Services for William Newell Whitford, 73,m who died Oct. 1, are today at 3 p.m. in the First Baptist Church. Dr. KARL MOORE will preside at the services and burial at Hillcrest Memorial Park directed by Harveys. Pallbearers: active, HOWARD JOHNSON, GEORGE CLEEK, HOWARD MUSGROVE, BUD STEPHENS, AL DAVIS and J. H. HARRELL; honorary, S. G. ASHBY, CHARLES BREWER, D. V. CALLAHAN, Dr. WALTER HARDY, L. A. FISCHL, J. B. CHAMPION, T. W. CHAMPION. Dr. J. L. COX, Dr. R. C. SULLIVAN, ROY MCALISTER, GEORGE M. OTEY, and EDWARD KLEIN. Born Feb. 17, 1875 in Dover County, Tennessee, he has lived in this community the past 65 years. Survivors are his wife, RUTH of 1403 West Broadway; two daughters Mrs. EUNICE SANDERS of Ardmore and Mrs. S. J. FROST of Oklahoma City; a brother ED WHITFORD of Ardmore; three sisters, Mrs. MELISSA WYATT of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. FANNIE HALL and Mrs. DAISY BIBLES of Hartshorne; and three grandchildren, Mrs. O. D. TARLTON of Fort Worth, Texas, Miss EUNICE FROST and NEWELL FROST of Oklahoma City.
WILLIAM JACKSON CALLOWAY
William Jackson Calloway, well known Mannsville resident, died at age of 68 in an Ardmore hospital of injuries received when he fell from a bridge north of Mannsville, hitting a concrete slab below. Services will be held at 3:00 this afternoon at the Mannsville Baptist Church. A resident of Marshall County for 48 years, he is survived by his widow JENNIE; two sons, J. W. and GENE of Weatherford, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. ANGELINE TEAGUE of Odessa, Texas, and Mrs. KATIE ARMSTRONG of Texacola, Illinois. Watts funeral home has charge of arrangements.
ISAAC L. LITTLE
ISAAC L. ‘UNCLE IKE’ LITTLE, born June 9, 1853, died in an Ardmore hospital Friday and services have been set for 2:30 today at Watts funeral home chapel in Madill. Rev. J. S. DENNIS of St. Louis will officiate. Well known throughout the county, Little moved to Kingston in 1895 and served as justice of the peace there for 16 years. He is survived by a daughter Mrs. MARTHA SAVAGE of Madill; two sons, OSCAR of St. Louis and ARTHUR of Donna, Texas; 29 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a Mason.
Healdton Couple Observes Golden Wedding Anniversary
A recent celebration in Healdton was the open house arranged by the children of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. THOMPSON on their golden wedding anniversary. Ninety-one friends called between hours of 2 and 6 p.m. to extend congratulations… Mrs. ORAN THOMPSON, a granddaughter, presided at the handmade guest book and Miss WANDA THOMPSON and Miss BARBARA THOMPSON, granddaughters, presided at the tea table. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson have lived in the Healdton community the past 26 years. They moved from Texas to Wirt in 1922 where Mr. Thompson was employed with the Sinclair-Prairie Co. Co. From there they moved to Fox in 1933 and to Healdton in 1942. They have five children, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, including the following who attended the open house and the family dinner: Mr. and Mrs. A.E. IMEL and son DALE of Skellytown, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. R. D. THOMPSON, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. BRYANT and daughter MARGARET ELLEN, Mr. and Mrs. ROY THOMPSON and daughters WANDA and BARBARA, Mr. and Mrs. ORAN THOMPSON and daughter CHARLOTTE, all of Healdton; Mr. and Mrs. H. G. THOMPSON and children GAYLON and ROBERT of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. BRYANT and daughter NANCY, Mrs. H. G JETER of Pampa, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD HENRY and children CARMELIA, and FLOYD Jr. of Healdton.
HERBENLINE URNAIZY and JOSEPH URNAIZY.
MABEL HAWTHORNE and W. A HAWTHORNE.
MARTHA BIRCHEL and GEORGE BIRCHEL.
CLARENCE BARTEL and NANNIE MAE BARTEL.
DONALD WILLIAMSON by and through his father, ALFRED THOMAS WILLIAMSSON, vs. FLORA MAE WILLIAMSON, annulment.
MALCOLM ARMSTRONG 22 and MARJORIE PARKER 19 both of Ardmore.
CHARLES ROBERT COE 24 and ELIZABETH IKARD MERRICK 24 both of Ardmore.
LLOYD CLARK HENRY Jr. 25 and JO ANNE SULLIVAN 18 both of Ardmore.
Monday, October 4, 1948
Widely Known Rancher Dies
JOE MASSEY, 65, prominent southern Oklahoma ranchman, died Monday morning at his home at Tishomingo. The pioneer rancher and stockman suffered a stroke four months ago but had recovered and was able to be out. He was born Feb. 8, 1883 in Waverly, Tennessee. As a child, he moved to the vicinity of Denison, Texas then had lived in Johnston County nearly 42 years. Widely known throughout this area, he owned and operated a ranch near Tishomingo for the past 18 years. He was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, RUBY; two sons JOE and BUCK MASSEY of Tishomingo; a daughter MARTHA of the home; a brother TOM MASSEY of Valliant; two sisters Mrs. ELMER WARD of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mrs. LINNIE BOUCHARD of Canyon, Colorado; and two granddaughters MARTHA BETH and MARY JO MASSEY. Services will be 2:30 Wednesday in Tishomingo. Rev. JOE KIRK of Mill Creek will preside at the services, assisted by D. D. CREECY of Ardmore. Burial at Tishomingo arranged by Chapman funeral home.
Ardmore Man’s Brother Passes
A number of men in Ardmore will recall the visit here of E. S. MORRIS about a year ago. He was from Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he was engaged as a contractor and builder, and visited his brother C. B MORRIS, who is in lumber and mill work and in home building. … E. S. Morris died Sept. 24 in a Memphis hospital, age 62...
Mrs. W. B. EAGLE
Services for Mrs. ANNIE COSTELLO EAGLE of 229 A St. SW, who died Sunday morning, were Monday at Bettes chapel. She was the wife of W. B. EAGLE, Ardmore produce dealer. They were married Dec. 2, 1912 in Ardmore and continued to make their home here. Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. WOODOW W. ANDERSON of Ardmore, and Mrs. DAVID SHANNON of Tulsa; a sister Mrs. Z. T. CAREY of Opelousas, Louisiana, a brother ERNEST S. COSTELLO of Whitfield, Miss., and four grandchildren. She was born Dec. 11, 1881 in Slaughter, Louisiana. Pallbearers: BRYCE B. WILLIAMS, ARNOLD ANDERSON Jr., WILBERD D. CHAFFIN, MILBURN POSEY, BILL HAYS and JACK SMITH.
Mrs. ANNA BELLE COX
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Belle Cox, 48, who died Oct. 3, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Bettes chapel. Mrs. Cox had been a resident of Gene Autry (Berwyn) community for 31 years. She was born Aug. 17, 1900 in Cisco, Texas and is survived by a son, WALTER W. COX of Lone Grove; two brothers, BEN F. ROLADN and SYLVESTER ROLAND of Cisco; and three sisters, Mrs. CECIL DAWSON of Lawton, Mrs. RUBY KENNEDY and Miss VIOLA ROLAND of Dallas, Texas. She had been ill the past month. Burial will be beside her husband WALTER COX in the Gene Autry cemetery.
Tuesday, October 5, 1948
WENDELL W. MILES 40 of Beverly, Mass., and VIRGINIA E. WHYTE 31 of Phoenix, Arizona.
DEWEY KEITH 28 of Lone Grove and DOTTIE MAE MARLER 32 of Lone Grove.
JOHN BURNETT vs. CATHERINE BURNETT
HELEHN HEARTSILL vs. CLARENCE HEARTSILL.
A.D. ARNOLD et al vs. JAS. R. WOOD et al quiet title.
C. C. RUSSELL vs. CLARA BOLANDER et al quiet title.
M. A. BRADYand J. R. BRADY vs. E. B. WILLIAMS, partition.
Mrs. ADELE WILLIAMSON
Healdton, Oct. 5: Funeral services for Mrs. Adele Williamson, 48, wife of J. E. WILLIAMSON, chief engineer for the Magnolia Pipeline Co. at Healdton, are to be conducted 2:30 Wednesday. Services are to be in First Methodist Church at Healdton with Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL, pastor, officiating. Burial at Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore arranged by Collier Bros. Mrs. Williamson died Monday in an Ardmore hospital after a lingering illness. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and active in American Legion auxiliary. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, June 6, 1900. She married J. E. Williamson in Dallas 1920. They have lived in Healdton for many years. They have two children, JOHN R. WILLIAMSON of Oklahoma City and Miss DOROTHY CLAIRE WILLIAMSON of Healdton. Survivors include her husband, two children; her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. R. FOLMAR of Dallas, Texas; a sister Mrs. CLAIRE WHITUS of Fort Lewis, Washington; three brothers JOHN FOLMAR of Vanderbilt, Texas, MARSHALL FOLMAR of Pampa, Texas, and FRANK FOLMAR of Chicago, Illinois; and one granddaughter LINDA SUE WILLIAMSON of Oklahoma City.
Wednesday, October 6, 1948
WILLIAM GUY BAILEY
Chapel rites for WILLIAM GUY BAILEY, 75, formerly of Ardmore, who died Oct. 1 at Holtville, California, following a long illness, will be followed by burial here Thursday at 1 p.m. by Harveys. Born in Grayson County, Texas, Bailey came here in 1883. In his early life he worked for a railroad and later did carpentry work. He was a Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. LEONA BAILEY, of Holtville, Calif.; three sons, ROY of Austin, Texas, JOE of Holtville, Calif., and CHARLES of Ardmore; two daughters Mrs. J. M. EDWARDS and Mrs. GEORGE KENDALL of Holtville, Calif.; 10 grandsons and one great-grandson; two brothers OMER and FRED of Ardmore; and two sisters, Mrs. EDNA JAMES of Ardmore and Mrs. MYRTLE TWEEDY of Cromwell. The body is being accompanied to Ardmore by son Charles Bailey and Mrs. James.
JOHN B. TRACY
Funeral services were Monday in Taunton, Miss., for JOHN B. TRACY, widely known attorney of that state, who died Oct. 1 following a long illness. He was the father of Mrs. H. H. REVELLE of 1516 Stanley Blvd. and had visited in Ardmore where he was known and liked. Mrs. Revelle had been with him recently in Taunton and was in the station buying a return ticket when news came of his death. Besides Mrs. Revelle, survivors include his wife who was associated in practice with her husband; son JOHN B. TRACY Jr. and several daughters living in the East.
Thursday, October 7, 1948
KENNETH GERALD BLANTON
Graveside services for Kenneth Gerald Blanton, 3 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. BLANTON of 1217 11th Ave. NE, will be held in Rose Hill cemetery Thursday. Rev. ROSS L. HUGHES will officiate and Harveys will have charge. Survivors include his parents, a brother RUSSELL LEROY, sister JUNE, paternal grandmother Mrs. VICIE BLANTON; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. WICKWIRE.
Mr. and Mrs. P. M. BOUCHER of 1017 West Main returned from Little Rock, Arkansas, where they were called by the death of her brother SCOTT SOSBEE. Sosbee spent two months in Ardmore last winter. His death was the result of a heart attack while on a hunting trip.
Sunday, October 10, 1948
Mrs. MARY E. CRUM
Marietta, Oct. 9: Funeral rites for Mrs. MARY E. CRUM, 86, were held in the Eastman church Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. TAFT HOLLOWAY, pastor the First Baptist Church of this city. Interment was in Eastman cemetery with Goodrich funeral home in charge. Mrs. Crum died Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Marsden community where she had lived many years. She had been a resident of Love County for 56 years and a member of the Church of Christ for 73 years. Survivors include two daughters Mrs. ADA SWINNEY of Marsden with whom she had made her home since the death of her husband, GEORGE W. CRUM, 14 years ago; and Mrs. VINNA SWINNEY of Greggton, Texas; two brothers MACK STEWART of Wilson and JIM STEWART of Fort Worth, Texas; 16 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Monday, October 11, 1948
Couple to Observe 65th Anniversary
JOHN B. ROSE, 87 and his EMMA, in her 80th year, are celebrating today their 65th wedding anniversary. It will not be a big celebration du to a stroke which Mr. Rose suffered four weeks ago. They were married in Dallas, Oct. 11, 1883 and have lived in Ardmore 52 years. Most of this Mr. Rose was in the grocery business and retired only about 12 years ago. In close attendance since her father’s illness has been Mrs. TOM MUSGRAVE of 1028 Fourth Ave NE. A son FRANK ROSE lives in Houston, Texas, but will be unable to be here due to his own illness. There are grandchildren, JOHN BOONE and THOMASINE BOONE in Ardmore; BILLY BOONE of Houston, and JAMES MUSGRAVE of Phillips, Texas; and three great-grandchildren, BILLY FRANK BOONE of Denison, Texas; EDGAR BOONE of Dallas, and GLORIA GAYLE MUSGRAVE of Phillips, Texas.
Tuesday, October 12, 1948
Mrs. GENEVIEVE BRISCO, a former Ardmore resident, died Monday afternoon in her home at Bonham, Texas. The body will be returned here for burial Wednesday at Bettes funeral chapel. Born Sept. 1918 in Whitewright, Texas, Mrs. Brisco is survived by her husband, ISHMAEL BRISCO of Bonham, a son GERALD DEAN BRISCO; a daughter PATSY ANN; her mother Mrs. FLORA MAY WALLACE, all of Bonham, and a sister Mrs. LUCILLE WILLIAMS of Ardmore.
Wednesday, October 13, 1948
Waurika Man Dies in Wreck
Addington: BILLY JOE HAYES, 25, of Waurika, was killed near here last night in a collision between his car and a farm tractor. The accident happened on a Jefferson county farm-to-market road four miles west of here, highway troopers said. The tractor driver AUBREY LEMONS of Waurika was not hurt.
W. H. BROOKS 28 of Ardmore and NORMA CURTNER 19 of Cabool, Missouri.
ELMER A. WILLIS 23 and RAMONA JOPLING 20 both of Ardmore.
WILLIAM E. SIMMONS 34 and HAZEL MARIE VALLEY 34 both of Ardmore.
EMMA MAY PEARSON vs. WILLIAM R. PEARSON.
R. WHITE vs. JOHN WHITE.
VERA BRAUCHER vs. CHARLES W. BRAUCHER.
Mr. and Mrs. C. K. JONES of 408 F St SW returned from Corsicana, Texas where they attended the funeral of her father A. W. LEVERMAN. They were accompanied by their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. CARLTON JONES.
Haskell Little, 40, of Venice, California, collapsed at work in the Douglass aircraft plant Oct. 12 in Venice and died a short time later. The body is to be returned here for burial. Little was born March 10, 1908 at Durwood. He had lived in California the past four years. Survivors include his wife; two sons, RONALD and THOMAS; a brother T. J. LITTLE Jr. of Velma and a sister Mrs. CLYDE STRAWN of Pooleville; an aunt Mrs. IZORA BOLES of Sulphur, and his parents Mr. and Mrs. T. J. LITTLE of Pooleville. Bettes will announce burial arrangements.
Thursday, October 14, 1948
MARY WELLS FAIR vs. WARREN L. FAIR
CORDIA STEVENS vs. CLYDE STEVENS
J. N. GASAWAY
Funeral services were Thursday in Tishomingo for J. N. GASAWAY of Ravia, formerly of Carter County. Burial was in Tishomingo cemetery. The 76 year old pioneer was the father of L. S. GASAWAY, mechanic for Sam P. Hale Company. Six children survive.
JERRY CECIL ROBBINS
Services for Jerry Cecil Robbins, 11 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. ROBBINS of 1117 Tenth Ave. NE, who died Thursday morning, are set for Friday at Harvey chapel. Burial will be at Davis with HAROLD HILDERBRAN and NEWTON NEZBETH assisting. Survivors include the parents, a sister CONNIE MAE and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. ROBBINS and Mr. and Mrs. M. F. HENSON of Ardmore.
Negro Boys and Girls Win Honors
Carter County Negro boys and girls brought more fame and fortune to this section with the winning of places in the state junior livestock show at Guthrie Tuesday. Four boys and one girl brought home honors from the show with one first place, two second places, one fourth and one seventh place prizes. CLEMENT SHANNON of Milo won top honors with first place prize with his lightweight Hampshire pig; HENRY SHANNON of Milo won second place with his lightweight Duroc Jersey pig. In the lightweight Chester White classs, J. W. SHANNON of the Roosevelt School won second place. The only girl to enter the show brought home fourth place with her heavyweight Poland China hog (no name given). EUNA LOFTIN of Gene Autry (Berwyn) placed seventh with the heavyweight Poland China pig.
Friday, October 15, 1948
P. A. MELTON
P. A. MELTON, father of L. L. MELTON of 431Third Ave SE, and C. A. MELTON of 725 McLish Ave., died in a Los Angeles, California, hospital, Oct. 14. The body will be brought to Mangum where services are set for Monday afternoon, Oct. 18, in the Church of Christ.
Sunday, October 17, 1948
Mrs. Cisco, Well Known Ardmore Teacher, Passes
Mrs. CLAIRE DYER CISCO, widely known teacher and daughter of a prominent early day family, died Friday in an Ardmore hospital where she had been a patient for the past three months. Services will be today at 2 p.m. in Harvey chapel, conducted by Rev. GLENN C. MCGEE, minister of the First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Cisco was born Aug. 21, 1892 near Medicine Bow, Wyoming. She attended school at Kearney, Nebraska, graduated from Ardmore high school and held degrees from the state teachers college at Pittsburg, Kansas and the University of Oklahoma. She was a member of the Ardmore chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the American Association of University Women. Mrs. Cisco taught in the Ardmore schools from 1918 to 1926 and from 1937 to 1948. She was the widow of NOAH CISCO, grade school principal here for some years. They married in 1923 and he died in 1937. Survivors are a daughter Mrs. WIRT BATIS, her mother Mrs. KIRK DYER, a brother EZRA DYER, and two sisters Mrs. ROBERT E. KEITH and Mrs. A. E. EWELL Jr. all of Ardmore. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery with family members as pallbearers.
Commitment services for LINDA LOU and BETTY SUE, infant daughters of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. ROBBINS of 1117 11th Ave NE were Saturday afternoon at Davis directed by Harveys. The babies were stillborn Friday night. Earlier services had been held for Jerry Cecil Robbins, 11 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robbins at the same cemetery. Survivors include the parents, a sister CONNIE MAY, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. MELVIN HENSON and Mr. and Mrs. G. W. ROBBINS of Springer.
Mrs. SARAH WINNIE ICE
Services for Mrs. Sarah Winnie Ice, 79, Stephens County pioneer who died Thursday in the home of a son CLYDE ICE in Big Spring, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Christian Church at Duncan. She was born Sept. 5, 1869 in Clay County, Texas, and moved to Duncan at an early age. For 4 ½ years she lived in the home of Mr. and Mrs. FRED ICE of 341 C St SE, but had been in Big Spring the past few months. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. MYRTLE COOK of Kermit, Texas, Mrs. ALICE BRADBURY of Denver and Mrs. MABLE SCHMICK of Sacramento, Calif.; four sons, W. C. of Duncan, CLYDE of Big Spring, Texas, FRED of Ardmore, and WAYNE of Van, Texas; a sister Mrs. ALLIE HEDGECOXE of Oklahoma City, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ice had lived in Velma and Marlow.
Child Abandonment Should Be Federal Law Sulphur Man Claims; Mother Supports Six
A.A. KETCHUM, Sulphur real estate dealer, believes federal government should take a more direct hand in reviewing the circumstances which makes children dependent upon the state and federal government… An example which has caused the Sulphur man to become intensely interested in the welfare of abandoned children comes from one family to which he rents a two room house. The example is furnished by Mrs. PEARL STONE and her six children. The husband and father abandoned them in California earlier this year, since they have been in Oklahoma a short time while they are not eligible for state aid to dependent children. The Stone family lives in a two room house owned by Mr. Ketchum. Not only does this serve as a home for Mrs. Ketchum and her six children, but also for her parents. The burden of supporting this crowded family falls upon Mrs. Stone who works in a Sulphur café for a meager salary. …
Photo of the family: Mrs. PEARL STONE, 33, and six children, WILTSE 11, CALVIN 9, LANN REA 7, PORTIA FAYE 6, LANNY KAY 5, and DIXIE 3.
Rites for Mrs. Grason
Funeral for Mrs. MARGARET GRASON, who died Oct. 13, will be from the First Negro Baptist Church Monday, Oct. 18. Survivors include her husband, JOE GRASON; two sisters Mrs. MAGGIE KEMP and Mrs. MARY KEMP; her grandmother Mrs. VICTORIA MCGOWAN; grandfather WILL MCGOWAN; and two aunts, Mrs. RACHEL RUSSELL and Mrs. LAURA CLARK. Dawson-Dillard Funeral Home is in charge.
Monday, October 18, 1948
Seven Persons Fatally Hurt Road Mishaps
Five Oklahomans and one New York man were killed in weekend traffic accidents; another Oklahoman was killed in Kansas.
The dead include a 48 year old woman tentatively identified as Mrs. LOUISE GANN of Tulsa, who died of injuries received northeast of Oklahoma City as a passenger in a jeep driven by ERNEST W. CLAUNCE, 53, of Jones. Others: SHIRLEY ANN WALLACE 13 of Pawnee; her mother Mrs. WAYNE WALLACE 30; OTTO YOUNG 28 of Hooker; HAROLD TOWNSEND 49 of Rochester, New York; HEZY C. MAHURIN 68 of Blanchard. Mrs. Wallace and her daughter were killed near Pawhuska; the girl died when the family car went out of control on U. S. hwy 60, then another car killed Mrs. Wallace and seriously injured her husband as they stood by the wreckage. Young was killed when his car went out of control near Clinton on U. S. hwy 66. Mahurin died in Oklahoma City after being in a two car collision in his son’s auto near Newcastle. GEORGE V. MARTIN, 47, of Granite, was the victim of a two car collision near Mt. Ida, Arkansas.
Frisco Switchman Crushed to Death
Tulsa, Oct. 18: JAMES O. WATSON Jr., 22, a switchman for the St. Louis-San Francisco RR, was crushed to death yesterday under a tank car in the road’s west Tulsa area…. Watson, a navy veteran of the recent war, had been working for the road since last summer.
Wednesday, October 20, 1948
EVEALYNN VAE HORTON vs. WOODROW HORTON
Friday, October 22, 1948
SEYMORE MCKISSICK for 45 years has been with the Luke Music Store, a record without parallel in Ardmore. The McKissick family are known for their steadfastness of purpose. They attend the Sunrise Baptist Church, a small church on K St NW. There are four generations of the family in the Sunday School. They are Mother McKissick and her daughter Mrs. MITA CASEY, Mrs. Casey’s daughter Mrs. COLETA WILLIAMS, and her children KENNETH, BERNARD and RANDOLPH.
GEORGIA ASKEW is among Ardmore’s oldest Negro residents. She came here nearly 44 years ago with her husband JIM ASKEW. They worked for this reporter’s mother as cook and dishwasher. Jim passed on many years ago. Georgia reared a large family, all grown. However she is still raising children. She has LOIS GENE, age 6, whom she has raised since she was four months old. Lois Gene is the daughter of Georgia’s niece. Georgia owns her home at 716 C NW.
ANCEL LOVE has been water and sewer superintendent for the city of Ardmore more than 38 years. At one time he was also in charge of city parks. Ancel went to work under the late KIRK DYER, then city manager. He was born and reared in Ardmore as was his wife the former BONNIE SIEGLER. Their daughters LEANNA and BETTY JO are married with homes of their own. Their son ANCEL Jr. still lives at home and works here as an insurance adjuster. Ancel said he got his schooling in the sewer and water department under JEFF HURT. Ancel was Jeff’s boss but the Negro worker had been with the department 25 years when Ancel went to work. …Jess is still on the payroll and is by far the oldest city employee with nearly 53 years service.
Sunday, October 24, 1948
Mrs. R. L. GRAHAM
Mrs. R. L Graham, wife of the Methodist pastor at Maysville, died Friday of a heart attack. She had been ill several weeks and was thought to be improving. Burial will be in Oklahoma City following services Monday in the Methodist Church at Pauls Valley. Four daughters and three sons survive in addition to the husband. He was licensed to preach in Ardmore and held pastorates in Marietta, Waurika, and Ardmore before going to Maysville.
FRED M. COX
Fred M. Cox, one time resident of Ardmore, died Friday afternoon at Cordell and services will be today in the Cordell Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter SHEILA MAY; a son FRED Jr. and grandson FRED III, all of Cordell. Cox was a 32nd degree Mason and a contractor. He assisted in the building of Lake Murray.
Young Mothers Dies of Injuries
Mrs. DOROTHY LORENE PITTMAN, 20, of Paris, Texas, was injured and her husband and baby killed in a freak accident involving a truck and car Thursday near Antlers. Mrs. Pittman’s husband, MARK PITTMAN, and 8 month old daughter LINDA SUE were killed instantly. Mrs. Pittman died later.
Mrs. SAM POSTOAK, a full blood Indian farm woman, will tell she has been a mother 13 times. She looks young and fresh today. Eleven of her children are living. CALVIN, who gave 2 years to the Marines, is back and in school at Haskell. ETTA is also at the Haskell Institute at Lawrence, Kansas and will graduate next spring. JACK and LUCILLE are at Haskell. NORA, JOHN, EDMOND, WAYNE, and WALTER are in the Plainview school. Martha is a graduate of Haskell and is married to a young Indian lad who is doing a hitch with the navy at San Diego and Martha is there with him. BARBARA JEAN is too young for school and is with her mother. The Postoak family is a worthy full blood Indian family and have a farm with a good house and every child will be graduated from college.
DON MCGUIRE, who carried the Daily Ardmoreite route 22, would have plenty of money in his savings account but for the fact he bought a motorbike. He is 14 and has been delivering on this route for more than a year. He is son of BLAINE and LOIS MCGUIRE and has three sisters, BETTY, SHIRLEY and KAREN.
R. L. LEWIS, 14, was stricken with polio when he was but two years of age so he has to walk on crutches. This reporter interviewed him at the Douglass-Tulsa game the other night. He still has hopes of walking without crutches. His father is TOMMY LEWIS, a porter at the Exchange National Bank. Tommy takes care of the beautiful JIM BIVENS yard on the side and his son inherits his love of flowers.
Mrs. Boucher and Sons to Go to Marshalls
Mrs. A. L. BOUCHER, formerly Miss MARGARET BELL, and two sons, who have been living in Lynwood, California, will sail Nov. 3 from San Francisco to join her husband Lieut. A. L. BOUCHER in the Marshall Islands where he has been stationed since last May… Mrs. Boucher is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ELMER BELL of Calwa, Cal., and was graduated from Ardmore high school… Lieut. Boucher entered in the Navy Jan. 10, 1836... Mrs. Boucher is a sister of Mrs. JACK CROSS of 726 North Washington and a cousin of Mrs. JAMES O. BRALEY, formerly Miss ROSE ELAINE WILLIAMS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. PINCKNEYWILLIAMS of Ardmore and Caddo, who has left for Vienna, Austria where Mr. Braly will be an attorney with the civil affairs branch of the U. S. government. Braly is the son of Mrs. MARJORIE BRALY of Ada.
Monday, October 25, 1948
FRANK MARTIN Jr.
Wilson, Oct. 25: Funeral services for Frank Martin Jr., 26, fatally injured in an oil field accident near Hobbs, New Mexico, Oct. 22, were Sunday in the First Baptist Church. Burial was at the Graham cemetery. Rev. J. P. DANE officiated and Richeson-Bates had charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife DONNA LEAH; a daughter KURANNE SUE; his father FRANK MARTIN of Wilson; two sisters Mrs. CURTIS SHORES of Hobbs, N. M., and Mrs. MACK DILLARD of Ardmore; a aunt and foster mother Mrs. MAUDE JACKSON of Wilson; his wife’s parents Mrs. ISABELLE QUINN of Hobbs and CLYDE QUINN of Abilene, Texas.
Mrs. VIRGINIA B. FERGUSON
Wilson, Oct. 25: Services for Mrs. Virginia B. Ferguson, 82, who died Monday, will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church. Burial at Hewitt cemetery arranged by Richeson-Bates funeral home with Rev. J. P. DANE presiding. Mrs. Ferguson was born Sept. 4, 1866. Her husband J. A. FERGUSON died March 23, 1908. They were married Dec. 8, 1844 (the item seems have the birth date and marriage date reversed) and to this union were born 10 children. Survivors include three daughters Mrs. J. B. KERR and Mrs. O. E. TOWRY of Ardmore and Mrs. MAYE BARBOUR of Wilson; a son W. G. FERGUSON of Wilson; two sisters Mrs. J.M. LAMB of Ardmore and Mrs. OLLIE MCAMIS of Fort Worth, Texas; two brothers, CHARLES CLAXTON of Healdton and J. M. CLAXTON of Wilson, 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
JOHN CALVIN HODGES
Healdton, Oct. 25: JOHN CALVIN HODGES, 77, died Monday in his home at Fox. He was a retired blacksmith. Survivors include his wife, JENNIE, whom he married in 1931; three daughters Mrs. ETTA BUTLER of Ratliff City, Mrs. GLADYS LAWSON of Oklahoma City and Mrs. PAULINE CORBIN of Carmi, Illinois; three sons, EDWARD HODGES of Elmore City, ROY HODGES of Countyline, and BOB HODGES of Kilgore, Texas; a sister Mrs. CHARLES FORBES of Duncan; two brothers, LEO HODGES of Ardmore and MARVIN HODGES of Elmore City; 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Bettes funeral home of Healdton will announce burial plans.
AUDREY KATHERINE TURMON vs. DONALD MARSHALL TURMON.
GLADYS JAMES vs. O. C. JAMES and First National Bank, divorce(?)
KENNETH CLAUDE HUTSON 26 and FLORA D. JARVIS 26 both of Ardmore.
B. D. FALLIS 21 and MARGIE PENNY 19 both of Ardmore.
L. R. CONNELL 39 and EPPA JEANNE FULLER 39 both of Oklahoma City.
Tuesday, October 26, 1948
Death Claims Mrs. Spragins
Mrs. J. B. SPRAGINS, a resident of Ardmore the past 58 years, died early Tuesday in her home. She was 82. The widow of J. B. SPRAGINS, pioneer businessman of Ardmore, she was born Oct. 14, 1866 in Brownsville, Tennessee. She and Spragins were married in Henrietta, Texas, Sept. 1, 1890 and came here after the ceremony. Her husband died in 1937 and she continued to live in the family home at 305 West Broadway. The only son died some years ago. Survivors include a brother, Judge EMMETT PATTON of Roswell, New Mexico; and three sisters, Mrs. CARRIE MORGAN and Mrs. P. B. CONLEE of Ardmore and Miss KATHERINE PATTON of Sulphur. Mrs. Spragins fell about a month ago and had been confined to her bed. Her husband owned and operated one of the first hardware stores in Ardmore and was widely known in southern Oklahoma. Services will be Wednesday in the First Baptist Church and KARL H. MOORE will preside and burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery beside her husband and son, arranged by Bettes.
FRED H. ENAS
Marietta, Oct. 26: Funeral services for FRED H. ENAS, 69, were held Tuesday morning in the First Methodist Church with the pastor Rev. L. C. SUMMERS officiating. He passed away late Saturday night in a Dallas, Texas, hospital where he had been taken for treatment. He had been in ill health for several months. Mr. Enas was born Jan. 17, 1879 in Van Zandt County, Texas, and came to Marietta 44 years ago. Soon after coming here, he entered the mercantile business, retiring a few years ago. He was an active member of the Methodist Church, a member of the Masonic lodge, and was identified with every progressive program launched for the advancement of the county. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. MABEL C. ENAS; daughter-in-law Mrs. DOROTHY ENAS, both of Marietta; a sister Mrs. ETTA R. FRYE and nephew FRED E. FRYE both of Chickasha; three half-brothers and one half-sister, all of Van Zandt County, Texas. Interment was in Lakeview cemetery directed by Goodrich funeral home. Casket bearers: SAM F. BLACK, I. R. ARMSTRONG, RUFUS HENRY, BUD AUTRY, HERALD STAFFORD, and HARRY WELSH.
Mrs. MAUD HELEN HINES
Marietta, Oct. 26: Funeral services for Mrs. MAUD HELEN HINES, 63, were held in the family home Monday afternoon with Rev. L. C. SUMMERS, pastor of the Methodist Church here, officiating. Interment in the Lakeview cemetery arranged by Goodrich funeral home. She died Sunday morning suddenly of a heart ailment following an illness of several months. She had been a resident of Marietta since 1940. Survivors include her husband CHARLES HINES and three daughters Mrs. MARY ALICE DEAN of Oklahoma City, (two names cut off).
Wednesday, October 27, 1948
Healdton Man Hit by School Bus Succumbs
ELISHA RENO THOMAS, 80, Healdton, died in Hardy Sanitarium Tuesday night from injuries received last Thursday when a football bus struck him at the Y-intersection near Healdton town limits. He never regained consciousness. Thomas was hit by a school bus carrying football players to Healdton from Ringling for a game with Dundee. The bus was driven by GEORGE E. TALLCHIEF, coach for the football team. According to MARCUS CARTER, highway patrolman who investigated the accident, the elderly man attempted to cross the road when he saw the oncoming bus and decided to wait. Then, apparently changing his mind and believing he could get across the highway before the bus passed, he darted across the road. The bus driver, seeing the man dash into his path, swerved the bus to the left in an attempt to miss the Healdton man and the corner of the bus struck Mr. Thomas to the pavement. He was rushed to the Hardy Sanitarium.
Dear Rambler: We notice in your column about the four generations in a church and Sunday school… I want to tell you about two such families in the Emmanuel Baptist Church C St SE in Ardmore: Mrs. W. M. WOODS, age 79 of 524 D St SE; Mrs. A. B. TRAMMELL, a daughter of 520 S SE, HENRY BEARD, a grandson of 512 Lake Murray Drive; and BETTY BEARD, a great-granddaughter. Mrs. G. W. MCGENNESS, 77, of Tenth Ave SE, Mrs. THAD DAY, a daughter, of 1106 B St SE, Mrs. EDGAR JENNINGS, granddaughter, of 602 Seventh Ave SE, and STEVE JENNINGS, a great-grandson. Signed by O. A. TRAMMELL.
Hello, Rambling Reporter: Here is a news item about a Carter County boy who made good. W. E. PARKER just ended a visit in Sulphur from La Honda, California. While here, he visited his mother Mrs. NELLIE MASSIE, his sisters Mrs. NAOMI MONGER and Mrs. EDITH BREWER. Parker will be remembered in Carter County as DODY PARKER, comic strip writer for the Healdton Herald several years ago. He attended Ardmore and Healdton schools and remembers MURL PRICE and H. H. MANAHAN as teachers and A. L. POOL as principal. He joined the Navy at age 17 and served 2 ½ years, returning to work in the oil fields until 1942 when he was called to service again in the Navy. He was overseas 3 ½ years, Okinawa and other fighting areas, returning with Admiral HALSEY’S fleet in 1945. He began working at the YMCA at La Honda, California, as a handy man, now is an executive, has a private office and overseas the handling of hundreds of boys in the camp. Mr. Parker came to Sulphur to purchase horses from the CARL THETFORD ranch to take back to camp. His brother-in-law, LEONARD MONGER, accompanied him. Dody Parker has a beautiful wife, a son named MICHAEL DENNIS and a daughter named STEPHANIE LYNN. ….
Thursday, October 28, 1948
Services for A. W. BARBEE, 63, retired sales representative, who died Oct. 27 in his home, 303 H St NE, after a week’s illness, will be Saturday in the Baptist Church at Quinlan, Texas. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. M. JONES of Forney, Texas, a nephew. Masons will assist with the burial directed by the Bettes funeral home here. Barbee was born Sept. 11, 1885 in Linden, Texas and had lived in Ardmore 9 years, previously in Pittsburg, Kansas. He retired six years ago after 25 years as a biscuit company salesman. Survivors include his wife, a daughter Mrs. AUDREY C. HAFFLEY of the home; five brothers, B. E. of Quinlan, Texas; W. H. of Greenville, Texas; M. D. of Orange, Texas; J. H. of Leonard, Texas, and J. F. of McAlester; two sisters, Mrs. CLINT JOINES of Forney and Mrs. C. E. HARRIS of Odessa, Texas. Mrs. Barbee was the former Miss EXAR ELLISON before her marriage at Quinlan in 1906.
ELISHA R. THOMAS
Services for ELISHA R. THOMAS, 80, who died Oct. 26 in Ardmore, were set for the Thursday at the Church of the Nazarene in Healdton. Burial will be in Waurika. The Nazarene minister from Countyline was to direct services with Bettes funeral home of Healdton in charge. Pallbearers: H. P. THOMAS, HORACE BELL, HAROLD THOMAS, HERSHELL THOMAS, FORREST MCDOW and HOWARD WILLIAMS, A member of the Nazarene church, Thomas was born Oct. 28, 1868 in Georgia. His wife preceded him in death, Sept. 11, 1936. Survivors include three sons, THOMAS J. THOMAS of Fox, T. E. THOMAS of Waurika, and JACOB THOMAS of Lawton; three daughters, Mrs. RACHEL WILLIAMS of Healdton, Mrs. RUTH TAYLOR of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mrs. DANNA WILLIAMS of Banning, Calif.; 44 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
H. E. WALTER
H. E. WALTER, age 80, died Wednesday in Ponca City. He was well known here having spent several months last winter with his daughter, Mrs. J. W. STEWART, 229 C St SW. Services will be Friday in Tonkawa where Stewart had been a Ford dealer for many years. Besides Mrs. Stewart, he is survived by a son and two other daughters. He suffered a stroke 3 weeks ago.
Sunday, October 31, 1948
Killough Faces Murder Charge in Fatal Shooting
GEORGE TUCKER, 43 years old member of a pioneer western Carter County family, is dead and JACK KILLOUGH, 51 year old Healdton café operator, is in county jail, booked for investigation on charges of murder as the result of a shotgun slaying early Saturday morning. The fatal affray occurred at the BERT TUCKER beer tavern, on the outskirts of Healdton. The beer place is operated by George Tucker’s father. JOE CULP, assistant county attorney, said that murder charges against the Healdton restaurant man will probably be filed Monday. Tucker, shot twice with a .20 gauge shotgun, once in the stomach and once in the back, died three hours after the shooting in the Hardy Sanitarium. It happened at 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. … Killough, who had left the scene of the shooting, was apprehended fours hours after the shooting at a farm house some distance northwest of Healdton. … Present at the time was MILDRED KILLOUGH, ex-wife of Jack Killough, DOVIE SHRADER, his daughter-in-law and EMMETT F. VANDERBERG. …
Dear Rambler: I would like to call attention to an old couple in Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. EDGEMAN. They are pioneers, coming to Indian Territory in January 1901. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary Oct. 8. Their son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. EDGEMAN of Wilson entertained with a dinner, their daughter from Arkansas… son J. R. EDGEMAN and wife of Dillard, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were well wishers during the day. They are the parents of seven sons and two daughters. One son E. E. EDGEMAN was in the 14th Air Force in World War II… Before they got in ill health, there were four generations in the First Methodist Church at Wilson…
Funeral services for JAMES BLANKENSHIP, 83, who died Saturday, will be held Sunday afternoon at the Bettes funeral chapel. Burial will be in McAlester cemetery. He was born at Inez, Kentucky, Feb. 24, 1865. Survivors include his wife, five sons, SHELL, HERMAN, and ROBERT of Ardmore; CLINT and TROY of Button Willow, California; two daughters Mrs. JOHN ALLEN and Mrs. MARTAH COLHER(?) of Ardmore; a brother BEN BLANKENSHIP of Wapanucka; a sister Mrs. CHESTER LOWE, 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Rev. DAVID C. HALL of the Emmanuel Baptist Church will officiate. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Mrs. J. T. BURCH
Marietta, Oct. 30: Funeral rites for Mrs. VINIA MAY BURCH, 60, wife of J. T. BURCH, manager of the Carey-Lombard Lumberyard of this city, were held Saturday morning at the Goodrich funeral home chapel. Burial was in Pauls Valley cemetery. She passed away at the family home early Thursday morning after an illness of several months. She was a member of the First Christian Church and had been a resident of Marietta the past 13 years. Survivors include her husband and two sons, MARION BURCH of Marietta and J. T. BURCH Jr. of Seattle, Washington.
Miss DORRACE JO POTTS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOE J. POTTS of Durant, and MERLE EDWARD WATSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. OREN WATSON of Healdton, were married in a church ceremony at the First Baptist Church at Durant, Rev. L. L. ARMSTRONG of the church performing the double ring ceremony. Miss SUE POTTS, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. GENE LIGON of Marietta was best man. The bride is a graduate of Durant high school and Southeastern State Teachers College, now employed as a bookkeeper at Clark Bass Loans at Durant. The groom is a graduate of Fox high school and a veteran of World War II, serving 3 years in the U. S. Navy in the South Pacific. At present he is a junior at Southeastern State Teachers College.