The Healdton Herald
Healdton, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, January 1, 1942
Family Reunion Enjoyed
A family reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MOORE Christmas day was attended by the following relatives: Mr. and Mrs. T. A. BLEVINS of Healdton, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. DANIELS and children LAZALIA LOU and BILLIE of Zaneis; Mr. and Mrs. JESSE GANDY and children RAYMOND DOYLE and JANICE FAY of Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE MOORE and son CLARENCE JOE of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. WILLARD MOORE and son JAMES of Healdton; Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD MOORE of Healdton; Mrs. IDA GORDON and daughters of Healdton; Mr. and Mrs. OSCAR BLEVINS and son of Lyons, Kansas; Mrs. BILL BLEVINS and son of Margaret, Texas; and E. W. FRANZ of Margaret, Texas. Miss NETTIE MOORE, who is employed at Morgan City, Louisiana, was the only family member unable to attend.
Miss JUNE THOMPSON of Oklahoma City and CHARLES WARREN TATE of Fox were united in marriage Dec. 24. They will live at Oklahoma City. He is the son of C. W. TATE, well known in the community.
Miss MAMIE BLEVINS of Pernell and Sgt. FRANK B. SEIGENTHALER of 77th Field Artillery at Fort Sill were married at Wilson, Dec. 15. Mr. and Mrs. BOB BLEVINS of Wilson were the attendants. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MILES BLEVINS and a graduate of Fox high school.
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. LAMPKIN announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss THELMA LAMPKIN, to J. O. WHITE, teacher at Graham school. She is a graduate of Healdton high school and received college training at East Central Teachers College at Ada and is a member of the Rexroat school faculty. He graduated from McAlester high school and attended East Central Teachers College at Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. W.A . PRYOR of Idabel, formerly of Healdton, announce the marriage of their daughter, RUBY BELLE, to HENRY HANSEL of Idabel, on Dec. 23, 1941 at the home of Rev. J. J. MAYS. Mrs. Hansel was born and reared in Healdton. Her father owned the Quick Lunch Café until 1938 when they moved to Idabel.
Mr. and Mrs. MICHAEL PICK of 1226 Northwest 18th of Oklahoma City announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss JUNE, to HENRY GALOOB, son of SAM GALOOB of 1628 NW 41 St. in Oklahoma City and Healdton. Rabbi MARTIN GODDMAN will read the nuptial service Jan. 4 at Emmanuel Synagogue. Mr. Galoob is the manager of Galoob Iron and Metal Co. in Healdton.
A. F. BETTES Died in Ardmore
A. F. BETTES, president of the Bettes Funeral Home in Ardmore, passed away Tuesday night after an operation. His death was a shock to friends. Funeral services will be held in the Bettes funeral home chapel Friday, conducted by Rev. ROBERT J. SMITH of the First Methodist Church in Ardmore, assisted by Dr. C. E. WILBANKS of Stillwater, former pastor of the Ardmore First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Ardmore. Mr. Bettes was born Jan. 12, 1870, at Holden, Missouri, and migrated to Texas, coming to Ardmore from Clarksville, Texas 20 years ago, as co-founder with his brother, H. S. BETTES, of the funeral home which bears their name. He had been in the undertaking business most of life. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Ardmore and a former member of the Ardmore Lions Club. The brother, with whom he was associated in Ardmore, died years ago and he was the last member of a family of nine brothers and sisters. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. H. W. TERRY of Ardmore; Mrs. KENNETH E. JAMES of Ardmore; Mrs. J. B. CRINER of Forsan, Texas; and Mrs. W. A. KISTLER; two sons, ALBERT BETTES Jr. of Ardmore and JOE BETTES of Ardmore; eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces.
Oil Field Workers Injured
Condition of KENNETH BAXTER, employee of Cox & Hamon Oil Co. near Healdton, is serious at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City where he was taken for treatment Monday night with injuries received in an explosion on the lease where he was working Monday afternoon. He was brought to the office of Dr. DAVID CANTRELL for first aid then transferred. LILIAS CAREY, also an employee of the company, who was working with Baxter at the time, received burns and bruises, and is at his home, not thought to be seriously injured. Baxter received a wrenched back, numerous burns, and other injuries. He was visited by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. CHESTER BAXTER, his sister Mrs. JIM MANESS, his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. DAN GAUNTT; her brother EMMET GAUNTT and wife; her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. WAYLAND MICHAEL.
Healdton Boys Safe
Mrs. PEARL PATTON received a nice Christmas present in the form of an air mail letter form her son, WARREN PATTON, informing her of his safety, and also the safety of DEWITT FLETCHER of Healdton. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. HAM Sr. were also gladdened by news of the safety of their son, MILTON HAM, who is in the U. S. Marines. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. LELAND of Wirt received word that their son, DEE, was okay.
Thursday, January 8, 1942
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Tuesday for KENNETH BAXTER, well known resident, who succumbed to injuries received in an oil field accident. Mr. Baxter passed away at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City Saturday night. Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the church conducted services with burial in Hewitt cemetery arranged by Collier Bros…Pallbearers were employees of the Cox & Hamon Oil Co., for whom the deceased worked. KENNETH EUGENE BAXTER was born in Marietta, Okla., Nov. 6, 1914 and came to the oil fields with his parents when a small child. He married Miss MILDRED GAUNTT of Wilson, Oct. 6, 1937 and to this union two children were born, BILLY GENE and JOYCE LYNN, Billy Gene preceded him in death. Baxter died Jan. 3, 1942, age 37. He was a graduate of Healdton high school. Surviving are his widow, two daughters, BARBARA JANE by a former marriage, and JOYCE LYNN of the home; his parents Mr. and Mrs. CHESTER BAXTER of Wirt; sister Mrs. JIM MANESS of Healdton and brother FORREST.
J. O. LUCAS
Funeral services were held at the West Main St. Church of Christ Sunday at 3 p.m. for JAMES ORSEN LUCAS, father of MERLE LUCAS, former grocer man here, who passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. WILSON of Dundee, for whom he was working. Mr. Lucas succumbed to a paralytic stroke. GEORGE H. STEPHENSON of the church conducted services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Pallbearers were F. L. CHAPMAN, JACK RABIE, J. B. FARRELL, TOM SAUNDERS, A. W. SHAVER and JOHNNIE RANDOLPH. Mr. Lucas was 56 years old and well known in Dundee where he resided. Surviving are his widow; four sons, MERLE of Ardmore; SARL(?), T. L. and WAYNE who reside in the Wirt-Healdton area; three daughters, Mrs. OPAL HOGUE, Mrs. V. RUSSELL and BOBBY JEAN, of the home; two brothers and three sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. GUNTER of Keller celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family reunion in the home Christmas Day. To this union were born 14 children, all of whom are living except one child. There are 23 grandchildren. All children were present except two, Mrs. H. H. BAIRD and son, Rankin, Texas, and Mrs. ROSCOE PEARCE and daughter of Fillmore, California. Attending were: the BUSTER GUNTER family of Fillmore, Calif., the ROSCOE GUNTER family of Keller, the ROLAND GUNTER family of Wilson, the BUD GUNTER family of Fillmore, Calif., the ROYCE ARNOLD family of Ardmore; the VERTIS HUBBARD family of Fairfield, Illinois; the CECIL VANDENBURG family of Healdton; Mrs. LOUIS GUNTER of Fillmore, Calif., the THEO PRICE family of Purcell; the JERRY MITCHELL Jr. family of Oxnard, Calif., Miss PEGGY GUNTER of Wilson. Twenty one grandchildren were present.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. ARMSTRONG of Fox announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss AVA NELL, to O. B. JONES of Tulsa, on New Year’s Day at Oklahoma City. Mr. and Mrs. EULAN W. FRIELS of Tulsa were the attendants. She is a graduate of Fox high school and was assistant postmaster at Fox for six years. She was employed as bookkeeper for an appliance company in Duncan. He is chief field clerk for the Gulf Oil Co.
Miss CECILE BOYD of the Dundee school faculty and PAUL LITTE of Pine Valley, Oklahoma, were married Christmas eve at the home of Rev. H. G. RYAN in Ardmore, district superintendent of the Methodist Church. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. BOYD of Marietta and received her college training at Southeastern State Teachers College at Durant. He is an employee of the Dierks Lumber and Coal Co. in Pine Valley.
Mrs. NORENE TEAKELL, member of the Dundee school faculty, and ARTHUR GRUNDY, local business man, were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. KENNETH ALFORD. She is the daughter of W. B. WATKINS of Stratford and received her college education at East Central State Teachers College at Ada and has been a member of the Dundee school for the past year and previously taught five years at the Courtney school. The groom operates a drug store here and at Waurika, and has ranching interests.
Thursday, January 15, 1942
Mrs. LELA. CHAPMAN
Funeral services were held Friday in the Hahn funeral home in Oklahoma City for Mrs. LELA CHAPMAN, age 53, a resident of Oklahoma City for the past ten years, who died of a heart ailment Thursday morning at her home, 2108 S. Eastern Ave. She had been in ill health the past years. Mrs. Chapman was the mother of F. L. CHAPMAN, well known bookkeeper at Wirt Franklin Oil Co. north of Healdton. Surviving are her companion, H. T. CHAPMAN; six daughters, MORRELL and EMMA JEAN of the home; Mrs. RHODA SUE TALLEY of Oklahoma City; Mrs. WYODA UNDERWOOD of Anadarko, and Mrs. JAQUELINE FIELD of Long Beach, California, and Mrs. BOBBIE LEE STANLEY of Corpus Christi, Texas, and seven sons, LWELL, THURMAN, HOUSTON, BILLY JOE, LESLIE RAY and CLARK WAYNE of Oklahoma City, and FAIR LEE of Healdton. Mrs. Chapman’s death was the first in the family with all 13 children still living.
Attend Funeral at Gainesville, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. JOSH FISHER and son, BILLY JOE, and another son, PAUL RAY FISHER and his wife, attended funeral services at Gainesville, Texas, Friday afternoon for WILLIAM DAVID FISHER, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHNNIE FISHER, who died at Muenster, Texas, where the family lives. The pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church conducted the service with burial in the cemetery at Gainesville.
Early Day Settler of Healdton Dies at Booneville, Arkansas
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. REECE received the sad news of the death of her father, W. L. CORNEILIUS, age 55, early day settler of Healdton, who died at the family home at Booneville, Arkansas this morning from a heart attack. He had been in ill health for two years, retiring from 14 years service with Shell Oil Co. Prior to that, he was employed by Sun Oil Co. for years. He was a brother-in-law of J. W. SAVERLINE and was well known by the old timers. The family resided at Ryan, Oklahoma, prior to moving to Booneville. Mr. Cornelius came to Healdton from Bradford, Pennsylvania in 1917. He was a devoted member of the Methodist Church and former member of the I.O.O.F. Survivors include his wife and his daughter here, Mrs. E. C. REECE.
Funeral services were held at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. STARK, Sunday afternoon, for DAVID EDWIN, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. CAMPBELL. Rev. S. E. STARK of the Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted the service, assisted by Rev. J. P. PINKSTON of the Assembly of God Church at Wirt. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Colliers Bros.
Miss IRENE GRISHAM of Graham and BILLY GENE COX of Healdton were married Sunday at the office of justice of peace D. L. BENSON. She is the daughter of Mrs. B. GRISHAM of Graham. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN COX of Healdton. They will make their home in Healdton. Immediately after this ceremony, Miss ELAWEAN DAVIS of Fox and PAUL RAYMOND MEASLES of Healdton were also united in marriage by justice BENSON. She is the daughter of Mrs. W. D. DAVIS of Fox. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. MEASLES of Healdton.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. BROWN announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss MAXINE BROWN, to ALBERT WALLACE of Apache, on Jan. 7. She is a graduate of Healdton high school and he is employed by the Texas Co. at Apache where they will make their home.
Thursday, January 22, 1942
Mother of DAN BLACKBURN Taken by Death
Funeral services were held at the Lone Oak Baptist Church near Sayre, Okla., Saturday, for Mrs. L. A. BARNES, mother of DAN BLACKBURN, local business man. Mrs. Barnes passed away Jan. 15 at her home in Sayre. With her at the time of her death were her son, Mrs. A. D. BROWN, and other relatives. Rev. W. T. CAST of the Lone Oak Baptist Church conducted the services, assisted by Rev. T. W. MCKNEELY of the Sayre Baptist Church. Burial was in Lone Oak cemetery. Mrs. Barnes was 88 years old and lived a consecrated Christian life since she was 14 years old. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. FRANK HARNHAM of Sayre; seven sons, DAN BLACKBURN of Healdton; ED HUGHES, and GORDON of Sayre, WALT of Perryton, Texas; JOHN of Shamrock, Texas, and JESSE of Los Angeles, California; and several grandchildren.
Members of the Dan Blackburn family attending the funeral were Mr. Blackburn, Mrs. A. D. BROWN and son DAVID, Mr. and Mrs. WLATER BLACKBURN and son JOE WALTER of Healdton; Mrs. J. W. DULANEY and son BILLY of Stonewall, Mrs. R. L. TAYLOR of Burkburnett, Texas, and BILL BLACKBURN of Oklahoma City.
Thursday, January 29, 1942
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Woodford Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. ELIZABETH BETTIE CUNNINGHAM, mother of Mrs. L. F. MCDONOUGH of Healdton, who passed away at the family home in Oil City, Monday morning. Burial in the Milo cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral hoe. ELIZABETH BETTIE CUNNINGHAM was born in Trick County, Kentucky, June 19, 1861, and died January 26, 1942, age 80 years. She married W. L. CUNNINGHAM and to their union were born five daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham also reared two adoptedsons, WESLEY and HUGH. Mr. Cunningham preceded her in death. Mrs. Cunningham was a member of the Methodist Church for 20 years. The family resided in southern Oklahoma for many years. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. L. F. MCDONOUGH of Healdton, Mrs. BOB RABURN of Oil City, Mrs. W. B. DICKSON of Madill, HUGH CUNNINGHAM of Oil City, WESLEY CUNNINGHAM of Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.
Clemscot Man Died from Injuries
Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Clemscot Wednesday for EARL JAMES WISE, age 29, who succumbed to injuries received Saturday afternoon near Ratliff Corner. Mr. Wise was fatally injured as he was thrown 51 feet through the windshield. He had seen a car approaching and swerved to one side to avoid a collision when the car got out of control. With him in the accident were L. L. KENNEDY and a Mr. ROZZELL of Clemscot. … Wise’s death was the first traffic fatality in several weeks. Burial was in the Graham cemetery directed by Harvey Bros. funeral home. Mr. Wise died Saturday night at Hardy sanitarium at Ardmore where he was taken after receiving first aid here. He lived in the Clemscot community for 15 years. Surviving are his widow; son DALE WAYNE of the home; two other children, EARLENE and WILLIAM by a previous marriage; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. WISE of Clemscot; sisters, Mrs. VALLIE HENDERSON and Mrs. CLYDE LAVENDER of Long Beach, California, Mrs. HAROLD KILLINGSWORTH of Phoenix, Arizona; three brothers, WAYLAND of Chickasha, MELVIN of San Jose, Calif., and ELMER of Pruitt City.
D. J. REYNOLDS
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Freewill Baptist Church at Wirt for D. J. REYNOLDS, well known citizen of the community who passed away at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK SCOTT, early Wednesday. Mr. Reynolds suffered a paralytic stroke a year ago and never recovered from it. Rev. T. J. KNIGHT, Freewill Baptist minister, conducted the service, assisted by Rev. C. W. CAMPBELL of the Wirt Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Ryan cemetery directed by Richeson funeral home. Ryan was the old home. D. J. REYNOLDS was born in Ellis County, Teas, Jan. 23, 1868, and died January 28, 1942. His wife preceded him in death. He was a long time member of the Methodist Church and belonged to the Woodmen of the World lodge at one time. Surviving are eleven children; Mrs. FRANK SCOTT and ELMER REYNOLDS of Wirt; Mrs. LEE SNYDER, Mrs. WILLIE KENNEDY and ROSS REYNOLDS of Ryan, Mrs. JEWEL STEELE of Fort Worth, MORRIS REYNOLDS of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. ADA EILAND of Bangs, Texas, and Mrs. LILLIE THOMAS of Zephyr, Texas.
Father of Mrs. WILLIS HARMON Died at Wirt
Mr. MERRY, aged father of Mrs. WILLIS HARMON, of Wirt, died at the Harmon home suddenly Wednesday. The body was taken to a Lawton funeral home. Mr. Merry had been making his home with Mr. and Mrs. Harmon for some time. He previously lived at Indiahoma.
Thursday, February 5, 1942
Mrs. A. B. RUTHERFORD
Mrs. A. B. RUTHERFORD passed away at the family home in northwest Healdton Sunday morning from a paralytic stroke suffered three days earlier. Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford celebrated their 47th anniversary Thursday. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church, of which Mr. Rutherford is an elder, Monday, conducted by Rev. GROVER THOMPSON, pastor, assisted by Rev. E. L. POWELL of the Methodist Church, Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the First Baptist Church, Rev. S. E. STARK of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, and ASHLEY S. FARNHAM, friend of the family. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Collier Bros. Pallbearers: CARL WINTERS, L. W. EVANS, LEWIS CARLTON, G. M. WALDRIP, J. R. WINSLETT and EVERETT YATES. Mrs. Rutherford was born in Denton, Texas, Sept. 14, 1872, and died Feb. 1, 1942. She became a member of the First Christian Church while a child and remained a faithful member until death. She lived in Healdton over 20 years. Survivors include her husband; six daughters, Mrs. GROVER HOWE of Healdton, Mrs. ARTHUR CALDWELL of Jay, Mrs. TOM WARD of Frederick, Mrs. C. PAUL HANKINS of Port Arthur, Texas; Mrs. SUE WOOD of Port Arthur, Texas, Mrs. FRANCES BRADLEY of Hebbronville, Texas; one son, ROBERT RUTHERFORD of Luling, Texas; and twelve grandchildren. Here for the funeral from out of town: Mrs. R. S. ZIEGLER and Miss MARGIE ZIEGLER, Mr. and Mrs. EARL RINEHART, TOM WARD, Misses BETTY and MARGARET WARD of Frederick, TOM ZIEGLER of Canyon, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. HENRY HOWE, Mrs. MARGARET CORNWELL of Roanoke, Texas, Mrs. I. V. MCDANIEL, Mrs. SUE WARD, and Mr. and Mrs. C. J. HENNIGER of Ardmore.
CALVIN THOMPSON Killed in Action
The sympathy of a grateful nation and especially Carter County residents is extended to Mr. and Mrs. T. W. THOMPSON of Brownstown, Illinois, former residents of this community, for giving to the United States Naval forces, a fine son, who died in the service of this country. CALVIN THOMPSON was killed in action, January 24. His sister, Miss FLEETA THOMPSON, a nurse in the Weedn Hospital at Duncan, was informed and notified her parents in Illinois. Young Thompson was reared in this community. His father was employed here for years by the Carter Oil Co., prior to being transferred to Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson have another son, CLIFFORD, also in the U. S. Navy. There are three sisters in addition to the sister at Duncan. Thompson became the second Healdton boy to die in action since the beginning of the war.
22 Years Ago
A return visit of the ‘flu’ struck again: HENRY CARPENTER and two girls, CECIL WATSON and RUTH BARKER, also, MELBA CAMERON and Mrs. C. W. HENSON.
Mr. and Mrs. NICK MARTIN of Lolita, Texas; Mrs. F. R. DAVIS and son CARL LYNN of Edna, Texas, and Staff Sgt. CARL MARTIN and Mrs. Martin of Denver, Colorado, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. EMMET GAUNTT and other friends in Healdton. Sgt. Martin is en route to Mathers Field, California from Lowery Field, Denver, Colorado.
Thursday, February 12, 1949
Death of ROY WOOD Confirmed
A telegram received by W. G. WOOD of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Healdton, from the War Dept. informed him of the death of his son, ROY EUGENE WOOD, First class fireman, on Dec. 7, 1941. A previous telegram received here stated that Roy Wood was missing in action. ROY WOOD is the first Carter county boy to die in action and the first from Healdton.
Healdton War Dead Honored
Memorial services will be held Sunday at the West Main St. Church of Christ for CALVIN THOMPSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. THOMPSON, of Brownstown, Illinois, formerly of Healdton. Young Thompson was killed in action and in defense of his country on Jan. 24, 1942.
22 Years Ago
Dr. CAMERON and Mrs. Dr. CANTRELL entertained this week their sisters, Mrs. PAGE of Henryetta and Mrs. PAGE of Sherman, Texas. A reunion was held at the Cantrell residence when the father of the four, D. C. CAMERON of Waurika, arrived to spend a day with his children for the first time since they had married.
Mrs. KUHLMAN of Pawhuska arrived to visit her daughters, Mrs. BEALL and Mrs. HIERONYMUS. She was accompanied by her son HARRY and brother Mr. SKINNER.
Funeral services were held at the West Main Church of Christ for CAROLYN THOMPSON, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ODELL THOMPSON, who died at Hardy sanitarium in Ardmore Sunday. The baby was born Friday, Feb. 6. AUSTIN VARNER, minister of the Wilson Church of Christ, conducted the services in the absence of GEORGE H. STEPHENSON of the local church who was attending a Bible Lectureship in Dallas. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Mr. and Mrs. M. BL. THOMPSON are grandparents.
Mrs. Fore Hostess
Mrs. ANN FORE was hostess for the Carter County Y Club in her home the past week. A covered dish lunch was served. Mrs. E. E. LINDSAY will the next hostess. Mrs. H. J. RITTER of Wichita Falls, Texas, Mrs. DAISY EMBERLING and Mrs. HAL FORE were guests. Members attending: Mesdames S. J. ALTOM, RUBE EMBERLIN, ANN FORE, W. B. KIRKPATRICK, BOB LINDSEY, E. E. LINDSEY, M. P. RITTER and Grandma SKELTON.
Thursday, February 19, 1942
Mother of Mrs. LIGE LAMB Died at Home at Ardmore
Mrs. J. H. CAMERON, Mrs. O. T. JENNINGS, Mrs. GLEN THOMPSON, Mrs. RICHARD M. MASSAD, and Mrs. REYNOLDS CANTRELL attended the funeral of Mrs. NANNIE MCGHEE, mother of Mrs. LIGE LAMB, in Ardmore, Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. McGhee, pioneer resident of southern Oklahoma, passed away suddenly at her home Tuesday morning. She was well known here and is also the mother of Mrs. CHARLES CHAMPION, Mrs. CECILE DILLINGHAM, PLES MCGHEE, and Mrs. CHARLES HOTCHKISS.
More on Memorial Service for Calvin Thompson
THOMAS CALVIN THOMPSON was born Jan. 13, 1918 at Farris, Oklahoma, and passed away Jan. 24, 1942, age 24. He grew to manhood in the Healdton-Wirt community and attended Dundee high school. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy, Oct. 8, 1936, at Dallas, Texas and was sent to the Naval Training Station at San Diego, California, then assigned to the U. S. S. New Mexico, becoming first class seaman in 1939. He became interested in cooking and served in that capacity on the U. S. S. Prairie until he transferred a year ago to the U. S. Submarine 3-26, stationed at New London, Connecticut, where he served until his death. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. THOMPSON formerly of Healdton; one brother CLIFFORD in the U. S. Navy, last heard of at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; four sisters, Miss FLEETA THOMPSON who is on the nursing staff at Weedn hospital in Marlow, DORTHA, BETTY LOUISE and MELBA JEAN, all of Brownstown, Illinois; his grandmother, Mrs. J. A. THOMPSON of Healdton; cousins, Mrs. GEORGE MURPHY and ODELL THOMPSON of Healdton and other relatives. He was engaged to marry Feb. 14, 1942 to Miss HELEN SHULTZ of Philadelphia, Penn, who was present at the memorial service at the West Main St. Church of Christ. Relatives and friends from out of town attending the memorial service: Miss Helen Shultz of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. CLAY RILEY, H. C. THOMPSON, O. C. THOMPSON, Miss NAOMI THOMPSON, Mr. and Mrs. JEFF HOLLINGSWORTH, and Mr. and Mrs. CLINTONSORRELLS of Oklahoma City; HENRY CLYDE EARHART, RALPH EARHART, and Mrs. CLYDE EARHART of Ardmore; Misses NORA TABER, HELEN and LORETTA CARRIKER, ROSE CHURCH, and IMOGENE SPANNAGEL; Mr. and Mrs. EUELL HOLCOMB and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. TAYLOR of Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. WOOLOVER of Brownstown, Ill., and Mrs. A. C. SIES who is president of the Navy Mothers Club of Ardmore.
Son of Local Man Re-Enlists in Navy
First Class Electrician ED RAY of Banana Grove, Florida, is here on a re-enlistment leave from the U. S. Naval Training Station at Banana Grove, Florida. Ed, who was reared in the Fox community, with his wife are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. WALTER RAY. He completed ten years in the Navy Saturday and has re-enlisted.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. WOOLEVER of Brownstown, Illinois, are visiting their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. HERMAN CLAXTON.
Mr. and Mrs. DON HAMMOND and son were called to Booneville, Arkansas during the weekend by the death of an uncle of Mr. Hammond.
Thursday, February 26, 1942
Mrs. W. A. ALTAFFER of Sasakwa visited her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. DON HAMMOND.
Mr. and Mrs. OSCAR HUGHES and Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS H. VICK went to visit at Pecos, Texas where they will visit Mr. and Mrs. EARL HARDY. Mrs. Hardy is the former Miss RACHEL HUGHES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hughes.
Thursday, March 5, 1942
Memorial for ROY WOOD
Final tribute was paid to the memory of ROY EUGENE WOOD, Fireman First Class, U. S. Navy, Sunday at the First Christian Church. Rev. GROVER THOMPSON of the church conducted the service. W. G. WOOD, father of Roy Wood, was unable to attend. ROY EUGENE WOOD was born in Healdton, May 27, 19178, and died Dec. 7, 1941, age 24. He was reared here and graduated from Healdton high school in 1938. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1939 and was stationed on the U. S. S. Arizona for some time. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are his father, W. G. WOOD, sister GERALDINE; brother RALPH WOOD who reside in Arizona; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. WOOD of Healdton and some uncles, aunts and other relatives.
Has Two Sons in Service
Mrs. ALETA POLK, who resides near Fox, has two sons in the service, Sgt. BERNARD POLK of the U. S. Army Air Corps at Ellington Field, Texas, and HAROLD POLK in the U. S. Navy at Alameda, California and just finished a period of schooling there.
Mrs. DORA CAUDILL was called to Kentucky by the death of her mother.
Mrs. EDNA HIEGLE of Bakersfield, California, came to visit her mother, Mrs. J. P. MCGRAW.
A.G. SMITH, who enlisted in the U. S. Navy recently and transferred from San Diego, Calif., to Norfolk, Virginia, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ABE SMITH and his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. TOM E. SMITH.
Mr. and Mrs. BUSTER PIPKIN and daughter DONNA LOUISE of Monahans, Texas, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. PIPKIN and B. W. GANDY and other relatives. They were accompanied by Mrs. FRED MARTIN and her two son who visited her parents near Eaves City.
Mrs. PAUL GLASCOCK of Bell, California, is a guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. PAUL WALKER, who live south of town. She accompanied a group of California visitors, Mrs. CLANDIE REAMS, CLYDE REAMS Jr., Miss MARGARET TYLER and FRANK TYLER here. They will return to California Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. POSS BROOKS and children of Wink, Texas, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. OTT DEES. BILL TOWNSEND, who was a deputy sheriff here at one time, resides at Wink and is doing nicely according to Mr. Brooks, who sees him quite often.
Rev. and Mrs. O. HAMBLEN were called to Shawnee, Monday, where Rev. Hamblen conducted a funeral. They were accompanied by Mrs. J. H. LOWE, who visited her mother-in-law, Mrs. RHODA V. LOWE and by Mrs. W. S. RAY, who visited her daughter Miss GRACIE RAY.
Thursday, March 12, 1942
W. J. SMITH
W. J. SMITH, former keeper of the Mt. Olive cemetery and pioneer resident of Healdton, succumbed to a heart ailment at his home in south Healdton Wednesday morning. He was first stricken during the holidays while visiting the home of his son, FLOYD SMITH, in Gladewater, Texas. He was brought home as soon as he was able, where he has been ill since. His wife was also ill but she is improved. Funeral services are being held in the West Main St. Church of Christ, conducted by KERMITT UPSON, minister of the Church of Christ at Walters, former minister of the church here. He will be assisted by GEORGE H. STEPHENSON, present minister of the church here. Burial will be Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Richeson funeral home. WILLIAM JOEL SMITH was born in Gregg County, Texas, Oct. 24, 1865 and died March 11, 1942, age 77. Two of five children are surviving. Mr. and Mrs. Smith celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in February. He was a long time member of the Church of Christ… Surviving are his wife, daughter Mrs. R. G. LOWERY of Allen, Okla., and son FLOYD SMITH of Gladewater, Texas, some grandchildren and other relatives.
Funeral services were held at the Freewill Baptist Church in Wirt Wednesday afternoon for DAVID EDWARD DAVENPORT, son of Mr. and Mrs. ED DAVENPORT of Wirt, nephew of FRANK DAVENPORT, who is employed by the Draft Board. Rev. T. J. KNIGHT conducted the service with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: BILL GILES, PHIL LOVING, RAYMOND HURT, DONALD ROBINSON, M. L. BOND and LUTHER DENNIS. DAVID EDWARD DAVENPORT was born Jan. 22, 1926, at Kerney Park, California, and died March 8, 1942, age 16. He had been in declining health for some time. He attended Dundee school. His father operated garages at Wirt and Healdton for years. Surviving are his parents, three sisters, two brothers, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. GARDNER and Mrs. S. L. DAVENPORT, and other relatives.
Miss CECILE LAVERNE GAMBLE became the bride of WALTER O’RILEY MAY Saturday at the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. CARL WILCOXSON were attendants. She is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. CARL GAMBLE, well known residents of Healdton and a senior at Healdton high school. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN MAY of Wirt. He was reared in the community and a member of the 1940 class of Dundee. He is employed at Vegas Aircraft Plant at Burbank, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. JACKSON of Wirt announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss FLORA, to Cpl. GILES E. WAYMAN of Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She attended Dundee school and is employed at the May Grocery at Wirt. He is the son of Mrs. W. F. WAYMAN of Konawa and a graduate of Wanette high school and is stationed with the U. S. Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Miss JO TURNER and S./Sgt. JACK E. ‘BUSTER’ SUMMERS of Camp Barkeley, Abilene, Texas, were married Sunday at the home of Rev. ASHLEY S. FARNHAM. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. TURNER of the Staunton community and a sister of TOM TURNER of Healdton. She attended school at Fox and Healdton. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. JESSE SUMMERS of Healdton and is with the 45th Division at Camp Barkeley, Abilene, Texas.
Complimenting Mr. and Mrs. CARL ROBYLER of Duncan, guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. EAKIN, Mrs. M. H. PRICE entertained at dinner and bridge in her home Saturday evening. Mrs. Robyler will be remembered as Miss VIEVA MARTIN, sister of Mrs. Eakin.
Thursday, March 19, 1942
WILLIAM J. HERRING
Funeral services were held at the West Main St. Church of Christ Saturday for WILLIAM J. HERRING, pioneer resident of this community, who died at the family home in north Healdton, Friday, following an extended illness. GEORGE H. STEPHENSON of the church conducted the services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Mr. Herring was born March 24, 1875 in Ripley County, Missouri and died March 13, 1942. He resided here many years and was a member of the East Healdton Church of Christ, having obeyed the gospel in 1937. Survivors are his wife; sons, ARCHIE L. and W. J. Jr. of San Francisco, Calif.; daughters, Mrs. CLAUDIE SHRADER of Oklahoma City, Mrs. TOMMIE HEARN of Healdton and Mrs. L. A. MILLS Jr. of Fairfax; two children by a former marriage, Mrs. ELMER JEWETT and WALTER HERRING of eastern Oklahoma; brothers, J. A. HERRING of Healdton and J. B. HERRING of Breckenridge, Texas, and seven grandchildren.
Coleman Brothers in Marines
JOHN HENRY COLEMAN and OTHO P. COLEMAN Jr. are both in the U. S. Marines. John is at San Diego, California and Otho is at Pearl Harbor. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. ORTHO P. COLEMAN Sr. of Pauls Valley, formerly of Wirt. Mr. Coleman is an employee of the Stanolind Pipe Line Co.
Mrs. FRANKIE JEAN MOSSMAN
Mrs. FRANKIE JEAN MOSSMAN passed away at Trinidad, Colorado, Feb. 24, 1942. Funeral services were held at the Montrose funeral home on March 1, conducted by Rev. PINKERTON of Montrose, Colorado. She was laid to rest in the Grand View cemetery at Montrose. She is survived by her husband, IRVIN MOSSMAN and son OTHO LAWRENCE, age six months, of Leadville, Colorado; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. JIM BENSON; sister JOAN, brother HUGH, all of Wirt; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. EDWARD BROWN of Trinidad, Colorado; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. WILKINS, Mrs. N. E. MOORE of Kingston, Okla., and R. BENSON of Writ, and other relatives. Mrs. Frankie Jean Mossman was born at Healdton, Okla., March 27, 1921, and married IRVIN MOSSMAN on Sept. 3, 1940 and died Feb. 24, 1942.
22 Years Ago
Mr. MATSON sold his drug store to JACK LANGSTON and his two sons.
Baby girls were born to the PIERSON family and the HOPKINS family; baby boys born to the STEADMAN family and to the CHAMBERS family.
In the school assembly program were some new names: MARGARET RHEA, HORACE CAUDILL, CLARK CRARY, JEFFIE SMITH, JOHNNIE ROBBINS, JEWEL MARTIN, and GLENNA WHEELER.
C. H. HEALD celebrated his 77th birthday with all his family, except two members, gathered around the family table.
Funeral services were held at the Bit Shop Church of Christ north of Healdton, Sunday, for ROBERT EUGENE GORDON, baby son of Mr. and Mrs. TOMMIE GORDON, residents of that community. TOM E. SMITH of the Church of Christ, conducted the service with burial in the Graham cemetery directed by Collier Bros. Pallbearers: A. C. CREEL, LEORY QUALLS, FRED KILROY and ZACK FORE. The child was born Oct. 26, 1941 and died March 14, 1942. Surviving are the parents and one brother.
Graham Boy Made Sergeant in Army
VERNON F. GARRETT, son of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES CROW of Graham, who is stationed in the U. S. Army Air Corps at Lemoore, California, has been promoted to rank of sergeant. He joined March 1, 1941.
Thursday, March 26, 1942
Founder of Camp Community Funeral Held Monday
ANDY CAMP, founder of the Camp community, passed away at his home in Ardmore, Sunday, following an extended illness. Few men were better known or more respected than was Andy Camp. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church at Velma, Monday, with Rev. STIGLER, pastor of Marlow Baptist Church, close family friend, in charge. He was assisted by Rev. WILKERSON of the Baptist Church at Tuttle, also a close friend. .. Burial was in the Velma cemetery in the family plot. Pallbearers were close friends of the family. Mr. Camp was born Dec. 25, 1857, at Mendon, Louisiana, and died March 22, 1942, age 85. He was a long time member of the Methodist Church, having united with the church in his youth. Mrs. Camp died eight years ago. Surviving are the following children, Mrs. WILLIE RUSSELL and Mrs. L. C. GIDDENS of Ardmore; sons, DENNIS CAMP of Miami, Florida; JOE of Chickasha, HOMER and ALVIN of Alma; and FRED of Seminole; 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Loco Pioneer Passes
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at Loco Sunday for C. P. HOLDEN, pioneer resident of that community, and uncle of Mrs. W. D. GRISHAM of Healdton. Mr. Holden is also an uncle of county commissioner, OTT HOLDEN, of Ardmore. His daughter, Mrs. OLE QUINN, is well known in Healdton. Burial was in the family plot in the Loco cemetery and three ministers, close friends of the deceased, conducted the services. Mr. Holden was one of southern Oklahoma pioneer citizens. He was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1854 and moved to Ardmore in 1892. In 1907 he moved to his present home at Loco. Survivors include two sons, O. D. HOLDEN of Pauls Valley, and RAYMOND HOLDEN of Ada; two daughters, Mrs. ADA BARRETT of Loco and Mrs. OLE QUINN of Loco; some grandchildren and other relatives.
Miss NORMA JEAN ROBISON of Ardmore and CURTIS CRAFT of Wirt were married March 8, 1942 at Gainesville, Texas. She is a graduate of Ardmore high school and her mother is a member of the nursing staff at the Von Keller hospital. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD CRAFT of Wirt and brother of Mrs. PAUL FISHER of Healdton. He is a Dundee high school graduate and attended Ardmore business college, now stationed at Camp Barkeley, Abilene, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. NICHOLSON of Wirt announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss LOIS HELEN, to GUY HARRIS of Dillard, January 12, at Abilene, Texas. She was a senior in Dundee high school. He lived at Dillard for years prior to entering the U. S. Army, stationed at Fort Sill.
HAROLD SHANNON, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOE SHANNON of Wirt, enlisted in the U. S. Navy.
J. EMERY STEWART, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. STEWART; JEFF FULLER Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. FULLER, and DAVE PUSLEY Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. DAVE PUSLEY Sr. of Wirt, have enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps.
Mr. and Mrs. LEE WIGGINS returned from a visit with their son, JOE WIGGINS, who is stationed at the U. S. Marine base at San Diego, California. En route they visited Mrs. Wiggins’ brother,at Casa Grande, Arizona, and with Mr. Wiggins’ sister at Carrizo, New Mexico.
Thursday, April 2, 1942
Miss TREVA BELLE HOLLOWAY of Fox and CHESTER DENNING, a flying instructor at the Vernon, Texas Air school, were married at the First Baptist Church here Saturday. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LONNIE HOLLOWAY of Fox and a graduate of Fox high school, then attended Oklahoma Baptist University. The groom was reared at Yale, Oklahoma.
Miss DELPHINE GEHRKE of Denver, Colorado, and BILL WEBB, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. WEBB of Apache, Okla., formerly of Healdton, were married March 14 at Balboa, Canal Zone. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. EMMA GEHRKE of Denver, Colorado. The groom is stationed with an oil company in South America.
Mrs. BESSIE MORGAN of Lubbock, Texas, and RALPH FORD of Healdton were married in the study of the First Methodist Church at Duncan Saturday. The bride is known here, having lived in Healdton previous to moving to Lubbock. He is employed by Wirt Franklin Oil Co. at Fox.
Thursday, April 9, 1942
Miss EDNA TAYLOR
Miss EDNA TAYLOR, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LOUIS E. TAYLOR, who resided two miles north of town, passed away in the University Hospital at Oklahoma City, following an operation she underwent some weeks ago. She had been in ill health for several years. Funeral services were held at the East Healdton Church of Christ Saturday afternoon, conducted by TOM E. SMITH of the church. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Harvey funeral home. Miss Taylor was 15 years old and was a member of the Church of Christ. She attended Healdton school as long as she was able. Survivors include the parents; brothers, Pvt. CURTIS A. TAYLOR of Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri; LOUIS E. TAYLOR Jr. of Healdton; sisters, Mrs. BURIEL BELL of Springer, HREVIA ODELL and MILDRED INES of Healdton; her grandparents and other relatives.
Carter County Y Club
Mrs. MINNIE B. CHURCH, county home demonstration agent, was a guests when the Carter County Y Club met. Two quilts were quilted to obtain money for the club treasury. Grandma RITTER was a guest. Members attending were Mesdames ETHEL ALTOM, RUTH EMBERLIN, RUTH CREEL, AMY CREEL, Grandma SKELTON, M. P. RITTER, M. M. DAVIS, BOB LINDSEY, KATE DIXON, J. B. SKELTON, OSCAR ALTOM, E. E. LINDSEY and JOHN QUALLS.
Miss VIRGINIA BUNYARD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CLAUD BUNYARD of 511 D St NW, and ROBERT WADE TEEL, son of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES TEEL of Healdton, were married in the parlor of the First Christian Church with Rev. JOHN B. MULLEN, minister, reading the ceremony. Miss ROSE MARIE BUNYARD was her sister’s only attendant; KENNETH TEEL served his brother as best man. Mrs. Teel is the employed in the Marshall County office of the state department of public welfare and graduated from Ardmore high school. Mr. Teel is a senior aeronautical engineering student at O.U. He finished high school at Wilson.
Thursday, April 16, 1942
Mother of Dr. Watkins Died in Texas
Funeral services were held at Seadrift, Texas, Friday, for Mrs. IDRESS WATKINS, mother of Dr. T. J. Watkins of Healdton. Mrs. Watkins passed away in the home of her daughter, Mrs. BETTY PINER, of Corpus Christi, Thursday, following two months illness. Services were conducted by Mr. STEPHENS, minister in the Church of Christ at Victoria, with burial in Seadrift cemetery. Mrs. Watkins had visited the T. J. Watkins home here on numerous occasions. She was born in Bell County, Kentucky, May 15, 1847, and died April 9, 1942, age 95. She married JOHN A. WATKINS in 1867 and to the union twelve children were born, ten of whom survive. She obeyed the gospel 30 years ago and became a faithful member of the Church of Christ. She had lived in Corpus Christi 13 years. Surviving are the children, Mrs. MARIE ARMSTRONG, Mrs. BETTY PINER, and Mrs. SUE BOYKIN, of Corpus Christi, Texas; JAMES, JOSEPH H., H. G. and JOHN D. WATKINS and Mrs. CLARA YOUNG of Seadrift, Texas; Mrs. JULIA C. HOWARD of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Dr. T. J. WATKINS of Healdton, and 24 grandchildren.
Camp Residents Died from Auto Accident Injuries
Joint funeral services are being held this afternoon at the Camp school house, northwest of Healdton, for Mr. and Mrs. T. A. NIVENS, well known Alma residents, who died in Dallas, Texas, as a result of an automobile accident April 1. Mrs. Nivens passed away April 9 and Mr. Nivens passed away April 14. A son, T. A. NIVENS Jr., also injured in the accident, was released from a Dallas hospital April 14. DON PETTIJOHN of Ardmore will conduct the service with the Rangeley funeral home of Duncan in charge Burial will be in Tussy cemetery. The Healdton Masonic lodge will conduct graveside service. Mr. Nivens, age 60, was born at St. Jo, Texas, while Mrs. Nivens was born in South Carolina. The couple married in Texas and had resided near the Camp school for the past 30 years. The family had planned to move to Chouteau soon. Survivors include four daughters, three sons, two sisters and one grandson.
Pioneer Minister Claimed by Death
W. H. DOSS, early day Circuit Rider Minister for the Church of Christ, passed away Monday at his home after a weeks illness… he was one of the best known pioneer ministers in southern Oklahoma and had resided in Healdton many years. … Funeral services were held at the Northside Church of Christ of which he was a member, Tuesday afternoon, conducted by LUTHER KILLINGSWORTH, minister in the Church of Christ, who resides at Graham and close friend of Mr. Doss. Burial was in Hewitt cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: FRANK MCBRIDE, J. W. MOORE, JOE JOHNSON, J. D. ELMORE, T. H. STRICKLAND, and WALTER RAY. Mr. Doss was married to JOSEPHINE COLVIN in 1878 in Kaufman County, Texas. She preceded him in death in 1919. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. IVA ALOSI, of Dallas, Texas, three sons, JESSE and ED DOSS of Healdton; and HENRY Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; four brothers, CHARLES, HUGH F., MONROE and RICHARD, all of Arkansas; nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Thursday, April 23, 1942
Grandmother of Mrs. R. H. BROOKS Funeral
Funeral services for Mrs. MARY ATTAWAY JONES, well known resident of near Sulphur, who died Friday morning at the home of her grandson, W. B. JONES and wife, were held in the Methodist Church at Gene Autry (Berwyn), Friday afternoon. Rev. MARTIN QUATTLEBAUM, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Gene Autry / Berwyn cemetery.
MARY M. ATTAWAY was born Jan. 1, 1851, at Shreveport, Louisiana, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. ATTAWAY. She married WILLIAM W. JONES in 1867 and to this union two sons were born, one son died in infancy. Her husband passed away in 1869. She was a widow for two years. In 1871 she married J. H. KEYES, and to this union three children were born, one son and two daughters. One daughter and the son preceded in death as did her second husband. Mrs. Jones united with the Methodist Church when she was young. … Survivors include one son, O. A. JONES, of near Sulphur; one daughter, Mrs. LIZZIE MOORE, who recently moved from Healdton to California and did not attend the funeral; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. H. H. HANEY of near Gene Autry / Berwyn was her only nephew who lived close. There are other nephews and nieces, and other relatives. Pallbearers were her great-nephews, OTIS and ERNEST JACKSON of Ardmore, RAYMOND MASSEY, CLYDE, HOWARD, and R. J. HANEY of Gene Autry.
Mr. and Mrs. TOMMIE LEWIS, JOE LEWIS, SKEET LEWIS, and PARKER LEWIS attended the birthday celebration of Mrs. ALICE BAKER, mother of Joe, Tommie and Parker Lewis, Wednesday. Mrs. Baker is well known here. She is taking care of her 93 years old father, ZACK WALKER, at Paris, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. P. R. SKAGGS had as guests her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. SHERMAN RAY of Odessa, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD WILSON of Tulsa and Mrs. MARK MCGEE of Tulsa were guests of the SHERMAN HUNTER family.
Miss ANNA BELLE CONWAY of Ringling and ALVIN J. COPELAND of Camp Barkeley, Abilene, Texas, were united in marriage April 12 at the home of justice of peace J. P. HARGROVE with Miss MARY JEAN STOCKTON and EDGAR CONWAY as attendants. She is a student at Ringling high school and he is in the U. S. Army at Camp Barkeley, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. THRONEBERY of Wirt honored their niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. WILLIAMS, with a wedding shower April 14. Fifty guests attended.
Thursday, April 30, 1942
Mr. and Mrs. ROSS AUSTIN announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss DORIS MARIE AUSTIN, to DICK GORDON, who is stationed with the U. S. Army at Indio, California. They were married Saturday at Quartzsite, Arizona. She is a member of the 1939 class of Dundee. He is the son of Mrs. IDA GORDON of Healdton and was a member of the 1940 class of Healdton.
A wedding shower was given at the Lone Star Club House Thursday evening, April 23, honoring Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES SHRADER. She is the former miss JEANNE MOORE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ROY MOORE of Healdton, finished high school in 1941 and employed at the G. W. Wacker Store in Healdton. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. OSCAR SHRADER of Healdton and a graduate of Healdton high school and employed by Magnolia Petroleum Co. pipeline at Healdton.
Attend Funeral at Madill
Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD WASSON attended the funeral of her brother, JOE STERLING, at the Methodist Church in Healdton, Monday. Services were conducted by the pastor of the church, assisted by the president of the college at Wilburton. Several of the college students attended the funeral for young Sterling.
Thursday, May 7, 1942
ROBERT E. PENNEY
Funeral services were held at Tecumseh, Wednesday, April 29, for ROBERT PENNEY, retired railroad man, father of RALPH PENNEY of Healdton, who succumbed to a two months illness following a paralytic stroke. Mr. Penney was 72 years and had resided at Tecumseh for 42 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He died Monday, April 27. Surviving are his wife; children, RALPH PENNEY of Healdton, Mrs. CALLIE STEWART of Santa Rita, New Mexico, H. N. PENNEY of El Reno, A. V. PENNEY of Danville, Indiana, and M. L. PENNEY of Fort Worth, Texas.
Thursday, May 14, 1942
ELMER H. SIMONS
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Methodist Church for ELMER H. SIMONS, pioneer resident of Healdton and well known oil well shooter in southern Oklahoma. Rev. E. L. POWELL of the church conducted services with burial in Rosemont Burial Park in Wichita Falls, Texas. Collier Bros. funeral home had charge. Pallbearers: RAY GOODNIGHT, B. L. PEEK, JOHNNIE FULTON, BEN J. HILL, W. C. NELSON and RUBE HOUSE. ELMER H. SIMONS was born in Akron, Ohio, June 13, 1871, and died May 9, 1942, following an illness of over a year. He was married to Miss ANNA M. HESS, May 6, 1897, at Montpelier, Indiana and to this union were born one son, JAMES ELMER SIMONS, who preceded his father in death. Mr. Simons and his wife moved to Healdton in 1919 and was associated with the U. S. Torpedo Co. for years. He was active in the Methodist Church, steward in the church, and was amember of the Elks Lodge at Burkburnett, Texas, at one time. Out of town relatives and friends here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. DEWITT LIPE and son of Seminole, Mr. and Mrs. BOB SIMONS and family of Oklahoma City, and Mr. and Mrs. E. R. KELLER of Wichita Falls, Texas. Surviving are his wife, one brother, and some nephews and nieces.
JOHN W. NEWELL
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, Monday, for JOHN WINFIELD NEWELL, pioneer resident of western Carter County, who died at the family home northwest of Healdton, Saturday morning after an extended illness. Rev. E. L. POWELL of the church conducted the service. Burial was in the Graham cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Pallbearers: EMMET LINDSEY, MACK LINDSEY, JOHN KELLY, CLAUDE ENGLAND, C. C. WOULFE, H. B. CHASTAIN, and M. E. MARTIN. JOHN WINFIELD NEWELL was born in Jefferson County, Kansas, Aug. 20, 1860 and died May 9, 1942. He married to his companion, May 20, 1905 and to their union, three children were born, one of whom survive. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; daughter, Mrs. HORACE CAUDILL of Three Rivers, Texas, one sister in California, and some grandchildren.
J. W. HAM Sr.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Sunday for JAMES WILLIAM HAM Sr., local surveyor and long time resident of Healdton, who died Friday. Mr. Ham’s death was a shock to friends who were unaware of his illness. He was ill a short time and succumbed to a heart attack. Rev. E. L. POWELL of the church conducted the service with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home….Pallbearers: CLYDE F. ROSS of Ardmore, GROVER HOWE, C. W. HENSON, DAN BLACKBURN, W. L. EAKIN and W. J. MORGAN. James William Ham, Sr., was born Sept. 9, 1877, in Senotobe, Mississippi. He moved from Texas to Carter County 30 years ago, then Healdton 15 years ago. He married Miss MATTIE WHEATLEY, Dec. 10, 1904, who survives him. Five daughters and four sons were born to them, eight of whom survive. Surviving are his wife; children, Mrs. MARY BEATY of Albuquerque, N. M., Mrs. CLARK HENSLEY of Ardmore, Mrs. JOSEPHINE COOK of Wichita Falls, Texas, Mrs. LOLA BOYD of Oklahoma City, JAMES W. HAM Jr. of Healdton, Sgt. CHARLES E. HAM of Camp Devens, Mass., Pvt. MILTON F. HAM of the U. S. Marine Corps somewhere in the Pacific; brothers and sisters, R. D. HAM of Healdton, FRANK and JOHN HAM of Lubbock, Texas, Mrs. EMMA SANDEFUR of Temple, Texas, Mrs. CALLIE CREED of Houston, Texas, Mrs. MAE HICKS of Paris, Texas, and Miss CLEMMIE HAM of Paris, Texas, and eight grandchildren.
Thursday, May 28, 1942
Mrs. J. F. TYLER
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Friday for Mrs. EMMA RAE TYLER, son of J. F. TYLER, dairyman for this city, who passed away in University Hospital at Oklahoma City, Thursday, following an extended illness. Rev. E. L. POWELL of the church, conducted the services, with special music provided by a mixed quartet, Mrs. RALPH GRAY, Mrs. ASHLEY S. FARNHAM, GROVER HOWE, and A. J. SUTHERLAND. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: J. A. TOLBERT, LEOTHO TOLBERT, MARVIN WOMBLE, J. P. MCMAHON, RAY KARR and HUBERT GWINN. Mrs. Tyler was born Sept. 22, 1885 in Delta County, Texas. After her marriage to J. F. Tyler, April 15, 1921, at Coalgate, they moved to Tishomingo then to Healdton in 1925. She had been active in the Methodist Church since childhood. Surviving are her companion, one daughter MARGARET of Healdton, some stepchildren in California, one sister, Mrs. ED. GREEN of Healdton, one brother, GRIP SCOTT of Tishomingo, and other relatives.
22 Years ago
The authorities of the town were in a squabble with the Holy Rollers. The sect claimed a constitutional right to disturb the peace of the community if they so desired. Many complaints were filed.A mob of Holy Rollers gathered in town and terrified a few spineless men and timid women, released the prisoners held in jail, the city marshal having turned over the keys. It must have been a good battle.
JOE LOWRANCE is now assistant post master.
AL JENNINGS is no longer known as Al, now he shall only respond to ‘Foghorn.’
Mrs. J. M. MORGAN left for her home near San Antonio for an all summer stay.
ALLEN J. SOUTHERLAND Missing in Action
ALLEN J. SOUTHERLAND of Ardmore, son of Mr. and Mrs. JESSE SOUTHERLAND, formerly of Healdton, who is a private in the U. S. Army is listed as missing in action in the fall of Corregidor… He is a nephew of Mrs. ERNEST KNIGHT, JESSE and LESTER SOUTHERLAND, local residents.
Golden Wedding Anniversary
In observance of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. MABRY, 38 relatives gathered and friends assembled in their home in the east edge of Healdton, Sunday, for a Sunday reunion. Mr. and Mrs. Mabry are the parents of ten living children and they have lived in Healdton two years, coming here from Edmond, their home for many years. Mr. Mabry is a retired farmer. They have 41 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Thursday, June 4, 1942
Funeral services were held in the Collier Bros. funeral chapel on Tuesday for JOY DAN MCCLANAHAN, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. JOY MCCLANAHAN, who died June 1, born May 31. Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the First Baptist Church conducted the service with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery. Survivors include the parents, sister STEVE ANN; brother CROCKETT NOFFLE, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. MCCLANAHAN and Mr. and Mrs. ROY MORGAN.
22 Years Ago
GEORGE TUCKER is the new city marshal.
Mrs. SADIE RYBURN was conducting summer school at the Methodist Church.
Thursday, June 11, 1942
Mrs. L. W. EVANS
Upon the day for her departure for Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was going in the interest of her health, Mrs. LAURA ETTA EVANS, wife of L. W. EVANS, Santa Fe agent here, was claimed by death. Though known to be in declining health for years, her death came as a shock. With her husband, she had only recently returned from Temple, Texas, where she went through the Scott White Clinic. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church, of which she was a faithful member, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. GROVER THOMPSON, pastor of the First Christian Church at Fletcher, former pastor here; assisted by Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the First Baptist Church and Rev. E. L. POWELL of the Methodist Church. …Pallbearers were: JIM SIGLER, CARL WINTERS, CARL GAMBLE, NAT COULTER, KAY TAYLOR and W. A. REYNOLDS Sr. The body was taken to Ardmore then to Denver, Colorado for burial by the side of a daughter, Miss EVELYN EVANS. Services of the Eastern Star were conducted by the local chapter. LAURA ETTA KOCH was born Nov. 27, 1890, and died June 6, 1942, age 52. She married L. W. EVANS and to this union one daughter, EVELYN, was born and preceded her mother in death. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. The family had resided in southern Oklahoma for 22 years. Surviving are her husband, her mother, Mrs. ELLEN KOCH of Watonga, and other brothers and sisters.
Relatives and friends here from out of town for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. A. T. EVANS and daughter WILLIE of Weatherford, Okla., SAM EVANS of Blanchard, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. O. S. DAVIS and daughter Miss MILDRED of Ringling, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. WEBB of Apache, and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. BUCKMASTER and daughter PHYLLIS and son HAROLD of Tonkawa.
Funeral services were held at Harvey Funeral Home chapel in Ardmore for MANCIL S. SKINNER, Los Angeles, California, who was a brother of W. T. SKINNER of Wirt. Mr. Skinner was killed in an accident in California earlier this week. He was reared in Ardmore and worked at the Shell Oil Co. office at Wirt for several months in 1920. Another brother, MORRIS SKINNER, is also known here. Rev. ROGER WAGGONER of the Missionary Alliance Church in Ardmore conducted the service with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. Mr. Skinner was in the transportation business in Los Angeles, operating a large freight line there at the time of his death. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and was a Shriner. Surviving are his wife, three children, his mother, Mrs. OAN MILBURN, sisters, Mrs. MARY FREEMAN and Mrs. RUTH JOHNSON of Hollywood, California; three brothers, LEO SKINNER employed by Shell Oil at Wirt; MORRIS SKINNER of Great Bend, Indiana, and CHARLES C. SKINNER of Los Angeles.
Mrs. JACK FULTON and son of Wagoner, and Mrs. ROY MCGEE and daughter of Wagoner were weekend guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. LEO SKINNER of Wirt and attended the funeral of their uncle, Mancil Skinner at Ardmore.
Mrs. J. T. VICK is the guest of her grandmother, Mrs. ARTHUR COOTS in Shawnee, Miss HAYWOODEAN VICK, who accompanied her there, is attending business college there.
Coming together for a family reunion in the home of Mrs. WILLIE LEAF, Sunday, were her parents, Rev. and Mrs. G. W. WHITFIELD of Springer, a sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. NOLAN LUMMUS and daughter, MARY GUINN of Evansville, Indiana, another sister, Mrs. LINNIE WALDRON of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, and a daughter, Mrs. CHARLES CRABTREE of Brownwood, Texas.
Thursday, June 18, 1942
WEBB T. HORTON
Funeral services were held at the West Main St. Church of Christ Monday for WEBB HORTON, apioneer western Carter County resident, who passed away at the family home north of Healdton, June 12. E. L. LANDON of the Church of Christ in Santa Fe, a close family friend, conducted the service, assisted by TOM E. SMITH, minister in the Church of Christ, also a family friend was in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. funeral home. Graveside services were conducted by the Foster Masonic lodge, of which the deceased was a member. Pallbearers: MONT KERNS, JIM SMITH, J. C. ROGERS, ZEB JONES, HENRY BOWDWELL, and WALTER RILEY. WEBB THOMAS HORTON was born March 3, 1877 and died June 12, 1942, age 65. He married his wife in 1897 and to that union five children were born. He was a member of the Church of Christ for 32 years…. He is survived by his companion, and several children, one of whom is in the service for our country.
Funeral services were held at the First Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday for Mrs. CLEMMIE C. BRYANT, who died in University Hospital at Oklahoma City, early Sunday, following an extended illness. Rev. VERNON L. BARR of Alex conducted the service with burial at the Loco cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Rev. B. T. NEAL, present pastor of the church here, assisted. Mrs. Bryant was 64 years old and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church. She had resided in this section of the county for 20 years. Surviving are four daughters and one son. A daughter, who was formerly Mrs. ALICE STORTS, is well known here.
Joint funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. EDNA COX and her son, JOHN L. COX, who were killed by the tornado in Oklahoma City Friday night. Rev. E. L. POWELL of the church conducted the service. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Collier Bros. funeral home. Pallbearers: W. L. SOUTHWARD, CLAUDE SOUTHWARD, L. B. SOUTHWARD, HERSHELL BURKETT, BOB WARE, and GROVER TIPPS of Zaneis. Appropriate military services were held at the graveside for Mr. Cox, who was a veteran of World War I.
Mrs. EDNA COX was born March 15, 1867 and died June 12, 1942, age 75. She converted at age of nine and united with the Methodist Church in later years. She was a member of the Zab Zaneis Methodist Church and lived in southern Oklahoma many years. She was visiting the home of her son in Oklahoma City when she was killed. Surviving are six children, C. A. COX who is employed with the Pure Oil Co. in Healdton; JIM COX of Longview, Texas; OTTO COX of Big Springs, Texas; Mrs. BERTHA TIPPS of Cowden, Illinois, and KAY COX of San Francisco, California, and one sister.
JOHN L. COX was born July 15, 1892 and died June 13, 1942. He was married to his companion who survives. He was a member of the American Legion, having served in World War I. He had resided in Carter County for many years. He is survived by his wife and six brothers and sisters.
Thursday, June 25, 1942
Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church Saturday for Mrs. JAMIE EMILINE COLEY, who died at the family home in Healdton, Thursday night, following an illness of eight years, following a paralytic stroke. Rev. S. E. STARK of the church conducted the services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. funeral home of Ardmore. Pallbearers were: J. T. LOFTON, PETE COLEY, AUBREY COLEY, FLOYD FREEMAN, BUD FREEMAN and CECIL WEAVER. Jamie Emiline Coley was born Oct. 11, 1857 and died June 18, 1942, age 84. She married WILLIAM MCDONAL COLEY of Bule Springs, Mississippi, and to this union, were born six sons, four of whom are living, and four daughters, all living. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include JAMES L. COLEY of McComb, J. ED COLEY of Foss, DON L. COLEY of San Juan, Texas, DOC R. COLEY of Healdton, Mrs. ARENA FREEMAN of Nocona, Texas, Mrs. LULA BURTON of Healdton, Mrs. KIRK TROUTMAN of Tribbey, and Mrs. DOLLIE MCCOY of Alma, and 55 grandchildren.
Accident Victim Buried Here
Funeral services were held at the West Main St. Church of Christ Tuesday for EMMET FLYNN, formerly of Healdton, who was electrocuted in an accident in the Houston shipyards where he was employed, Saturday afternoon. GEORGE H. STEPENSON of church conducted the service with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Pallbearers include his nephews. EMMET FLYNN was born Dec. 16, 1906 at Salem, West Virginia, and died June 20, 1942, age 36. He married Miss GLADYS PATTERSON May 9, 1928, and to this union were born two sons. He came to southern Oklahoma with his family in 1917. His father is an oil man, ED FLYNN, of Shawnee, and attended the funeral. Mrs. Flynn was unable to attend. Ed Flynn was associated with Pure Oil Co. here for years. His wife was in Houston where she is attending a Defense School for women. She was reared in Healdton and is a daughter of Mrs. J. W. PATTERSON of Healdton. Surviving are his wife, two sons, his parents Mr. and Mrs. ED FLYNN of Shawnee, two sisters and other relatives.
TROY PASCAL TRUITT
Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church at Alma recently for TROY PASCAL TRUITT, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. TRUITT, residents of western Carter County, who passed away in St. Anthony’s hospital at Oklahoma City, June 13, following three months illness. Rev. F. A. MCCAGE, Freewill Baptist minister at Sulphur, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. T. J. KNIGHT of Healdton. Burial was in the Alma cemetery directed by Beeson-Grantham funeral home of Duncan. Pallbearers: MARLIN COFFEY, KENNETH RICE, G. H. BENSON, H. A. TRICHEL, JOHN MCILVAIN, and W. M. DAY. TROY PASCAL TRUITT was born Jan. 11, 1922 and died June 13, 1942, age 20. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. TRUITT, and attended Caddo and Alma schools, class of 1940. He attended Murray College at Tishomingo for 1 ½ years. He is survived by his parents and other relatives.
Mrs. S. M. FULTON
Funeral services were held in the Assembly of God Church in Wilson, Tuesday, for Mrs. S. M. FULTON, pioneer resident of that town, who is the mother of Mrs. JESSE SUMMERS of Healdton and JOHNNIE FULTON of Wirt. Mrs. Fulton died suddenly from a heart attack Sunday morning as she prepared to go to church. Rev. E. L. POWELL of the First Methodist Church of Healdton of which Johnnie Fulton and family are members, assisted in the service. Burial was at Bomar Point, with all children present except one child. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Her husband preceded her in death.
Thursday, July 2, 1942
Miss HELEN ALLEN of Norman and AUBRA R. HURT of Wirt were married at the First Baptist Church at Norman by Rev. Hallett. They live at 519 North Dewey in Oklahoma City and operate a stand in the capitol building. She is a graduate of the School of Blind at Muskogee and attended O.U. at Norman for three years. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HURT of Wirt and also attended the School of Blind at Muskogee.
Miss LONA MARY NORDMAN and ROBERT FLOYD EMBERLIN of Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, Texas, were married at the home of justice of peace J. P. HARGROVE Sunday night. She attended school at Graham and at Hewitt. He is a 1938 graduate of Fox high school and is stationed at Sheppard Field, Texas, with the Army Air Corps.
Thursday, July 9, 1942
Miss WANDA MARTIN of Healdton and ARCHIE MILBURN of Pernell were married at Elmore City Friday by the pastor of the Holiness Church. She is the daughter of Mrs. LEM MARTIN of Healdton and graduated this spring here. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. SAM MILBURN of Pernell.
Justice J. P. HARGROVE officiated at a double wedding in his home on July 4, when Miss ELVIE WILLIE NORDMAN of Clemscot and ZACK FORE of the Fore store community, and Miss DOLORES RUTH STEELE of Graham and RUSSELL B. KIRKPATRICK of Fox were united in marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Fore will make their home at St. Louis, Missouri where he is employed by Emerson Electric Co. Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick will live in Healdton where he is employed in the oil field with BILL BEGLEY. Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD EMBERLIN were witnesses at the weddings.
Thursday, July 16, 1942
Miss ZULA MAY WRIGHT and LEO FANNING of Healdton were united in marriage July 4 at the home of justice J. P. HARGROVE. She is a graduate of Fox high school and he is a graduate of Healdton high school. They will make their home in Healdton where he is employed.
Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE COALY of Fox announced the marriage of their daughter, Miss PAULINE COALY, to MIKE DIXON of Dillard. They were married July 4 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. POLLOCK of Dillard. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. DIXON of Dillard and graduated from Wilson high school last spring.
Thursday, July 23, 1942
Brother of Mrs. GELDER Killed by Train
GLENN HYNDMAN, brother of Mrs. JOHN F. GELDER, was killed instantly Sunday morning when he was struck by a freight train. The accident occurred at Girard, Kansas. A native of Crawford County, he returned to Kansas four years ago after an absence of several years and was employed by the Girard Milling Co. Services were held in the Kirkpatrick funeral home chapel Monday, July 20. Three brothers, one sister, and four half-sisters survive him: J. HYNDMAN of Girard, Kan., H. C. HYNDMAN of Russellville, Ark., W. D. HYNDMAN of Brownsville, Texas, Mrs. JOHN F. GELDER of Healdton, Mrs. H. H. BOGLE and Mrs. R. J. LANYON both of Pittsburg, Kansas; Mrs. CHARLES LINK of Liberty, Mo., and Mrs. NORMAN JAY of Steelville, Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. BILL DOWNTAIN attended the funeral of his uncle, BOB DAMRON, at Comanche, Monday. Mr. Damron was a retired merchant. Funeral services were held at the Comanche Christian Church.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. BALES and family returned a visit to his old home in Alabama. They visited Royal, Oneonta and Haileville, where he had the pleasure of seeing some of his pupils he taught in school and seeing some relatives.
Coming together in the home of Mr. and Mrs. HERSHELL STEPHENS Sunday were some relatives including Mr. and Mrs. E. L. WATKINS of Tishomingo, Mr. and Mrs. ELMER COSTELLO and children of Tishomingo, Mr. and Mrs. JOHNNIE STEPHENS and family of Pauls Valley, S. A. STEPHENS, father of the boys, and BILL STEPHENS of the U. S. Navy, just recently returned from Puerto Rico. Two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Stephens have enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard.
HARRY MOORE Died from Heart Attack
Mr. and Mrs. EARL TRAMMELL received word Wednesday of the death of a brother-in-law, HARRY MOORE, in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Moore, well known here, succumbed to a heart attack Tuesday night. Mr. Moore, son of the late W. F. MOORE, one time merchant and city treasurer of Healdton, resided here many years. He also operated a grocery business in Ringling for years. He is survived by his widow and three children and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. HUMPHRIES of Healdton are an uncle and aunt of the deceased.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. KING of Wirt announce the marriage of their daughter Miss INA FAY KING to Lieut. Z. B. MALANCHUCK of the U. S. Bombardier School at Midland, Texas. They were married at the military chapel at Midland, Saturday evening. The groom’s sister, VERA MALANCHUCK, was matron of honor. The bride is a member of the 1940 class of Dundee high school and attended business college at Oklahoma City and has been employed by the City Supply Co. at Pampa, Texas. He is an instructor in the bombardier school at Midland.
Thursday, August 6, 1942
Attend Funeral of Niece at Stillwater
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN F. GELDER and daughter RUTH and Mr. Gelder’s daughter, Mrs. CHARLES CORKEN of Oklahoma City, attended the funeral services at Strode funeral home in Stillwater Sunday for Mrs. KATHRYN CASEY, of Kirkwood, Missouri, who passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE B. GELDER in Oklahoma City, early Saturday. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. Clark, long time friend of the family. Mrs. Casey, age 35, is survived by her husband, one daughter PATRICIA, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE B. GELDER of Oklahoma City, brother GEORGE, and other relatives including her uncle and aunt here.
Oil City Pioneer Taken by Death
Funeral services were held at the West Main St. Church of Christ, Wednesday, for FRANK PRESTON JONES, pioneer resident of the Oil City community and a member of the Wheeler school board for years. Mr. Jones died at the Elmore Apartments in Healdton Monday after an extended illness. GEORGE H. LANIER, evangelist in the Church of Christ at Fort Worth, Texas, conducted services, assisted by EUGENE SWIM of Wichita Falls, Texas. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: WILTON COOK, A. W. HIERSTON, J. E. STEELE, A. M. MILLS, W. K. GUERIN / GEURIN, A. W. SHAVER, and ORB KEETON. Dr. D. E. CANTRELL was honorary pallbearers. FRANK PRESTON JONES was born in Jackson County, Texas, April 17, 1883, an died August 3, 1942, age 59. He was a member of the West Main St. Church of Christ and had resided in the Oil City community since coming here from Texas in 1917. Surviving are his companion (a daughter of G. W. GEURIN and MARTHA ROZZELL); five children, Mrs. RICHARD MCKINNEY, Mrs. RAYMOND CHILDRESS, and Mrs. ARTIE G. HENRY of Ardmore; Mrs. C. O. PIKNER of Lone Grove and ITHA JONES of Wilson; two brothers, GEORGE JONES of Graham community and JOHN JONES of Oil City; and one sister, Mrs. HATTIE DUNN of Wewoka.
Thursday, August 13, 1942
WILLIAM R. INGRAM
WILLIAM RIVERA INGRAM, widely known oil man, rancher and one of the discoverers of the Healdton oil field, succumbed to a brief illness Saturday. He resided in the same county for 55 years and married Mrs. MOLLIE CARTER HEALD, member of the Heald family… Funeral services were held at Harvey Bros. funeral home chapel in Ardmore Sunday conducted by Rev. ROBERT J. SMITH of the First Methodist Church in Ardmore, assisted by Rev. E. L. POWELL of the Healdton Methodist Church and Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the Healdton First Baptist Church. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers: J. ERNEST WILLIAMS, J. F. CRADDOCK, ROY JOHNSON, CHESTER FRANKLIN of Ardmore, O. T. JENNINGS, DAN BLACKBURN and EMMET GAUNTT of Healdton. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. D. E. CANTRELL Sr., Dr. WALTER HARDY, CUB REAM, SAM DAUBE, WIRT FRANKLIN, JOHN F. EASLEY, Mr. RAWLS, JOHN COX, A. B. SEAY, Dr. W. F. MCKNIGHT and HERMAN HITCHCOCK. WILLIAM RIVERA INGRAM was born in Florence, Alabama, March 7, 1860 and died Aug. 8, 1942, age 82. He was a son of the late Capt. P. G. INGRAM of the Civil War. He came to Oklahoma in 1875 and married Mrs. MOLLIE CARTER HEALD, June 26, 1889. He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Oklahoma City and the Indian Consistory at McAlester and a member of the Healdton Methodist Church. He and his wife reared a splendid family her and still maintained their ranch home here after moving to Ardmore a few months ago for Mrs. Ingram to be nearer to her doctor. Dr. WALTER HARDY is a brother-in-law of the deceased. Surviving are his wife who lives at 819 West Main in Ardmore; five daughters, Mrs. SHRILEY HOLMAN of Healdton, Mrs. ROBERT BURNS of Tulsa, Mrs. EARL CORNISH who recently moved to California, Mrs. H. C. AMOS of Denton, Texas, and Mrs. CARL FORD of Tulsa; one son, HOBART INGRAM of Oklahoma City; one stepson, JOHN CARTER of Healdton; one brother, P. Y. INGRAM of Throckmorton, Texas, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Thursday, August 13, 1942
Mrs. MARY KIRBO
Funeral services were held at the Holiness Church Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. MARY ANN KIRBO, pioneer resident of Healdton, who died at the family home in East Healdton Sunday evening. Rev. S. E. BLACK of the church officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: CLEVE GORDON, C. H. WHITE, HENRY RIVIAST, J. W. MCKINNEY, EARL DAWSON and C. A. THOMAS. Mrs. MARY ANN KIRBO was born in Mississippi, Jan. 7, 1860, and died Aug. 9, 1942, following an illness of several years… Surviving are her husband, three daughters, two sons, and other relatives.
WILLIAM STEVENSON Died in Arizona
Funeral services were held at the Hewitt cemetery Sunday afternoon for WILLIAM STEVENSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. OSCAR STEVENSON, who died at Sheridan, Wyoming, Aug. 2, of a throat ailment. The family resided here for years and the youth is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. STEVENSON of Wirt. Rev. PLANK of the Assembly of God Church at Wilson conducted the services at the cemetery. Young Stevenson was born in Healdton, May 17, 1927, and died Aug. 2, 1942, age 15. ..
Free Will Baptists Hold Revival
A revival meeting began last Saturday at the Caddo school house, ten miles north and five miles west of Healdton, conducted by Rev. M. M. MCKEE of Soper, Oklahoma, evangelist, and Rev. J. H. BURR of Comanche, pastor of the church. Rev. McKee has had several years of experience in the work of the pastoral and evangelistic work.
Thursday, August 27, 1942
Funeral services will be held at the West Main St. Church of Christ Friday for FRED R. GOODWIN, employee of the Shell Oil Co., who passed away Tuesday night at the Hardy sanitarium. He only entered the hospital the afternoon of the day of his passing. GEORGE H. STEPHENSON of the church will conduct the service, assisted by Rev. ODELL WHITWELL and Rev. O. HAMBLEN, with burial in Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore, arranged by Collier Bros. Pallbearers: W. D. SIMMONS, ROY WITHERS, J. O. LELAND, HENRY SHIPMAN, FRED THOMAS, and W. H. WOOD of Ardmore. FRED ROMINE GOODWIN was born in Missouri, Nov. 29, 1886 and died Aug. 25, 1942, age 56. He had been employed with Shell Oil Co. for the past ten years at Wirt. Mrs. Goodwin served as postmistress at the Wirt post office for many years. She preceded him in death by 17 months. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. PAUL CANNON of this city, Mrs. A. B. CHAPMAN of Wirt; one son, WAYNE GOODWIN, in the U. S. Navy at Detroit, Michigan, and other relatives.
Thursday, September 3, 1942
Grundy Family Move to Waurika
The ARTHUR GRUNDY family will move to Waurika where he will assume management of the Grundy Drug Store at Waurika, replacing Mr. TAYLOR, who has been called into service. KENNETH ALFORD will be in charge of the drug store here and has efficient helpers, Dr. W. F. MCKNIGHT, Mrs. RALPH GRAY, ROBERT GRUNDY, and CHARLES LEE BAKER. Mrs. Grundy is well known as a member of the Dundee school faculty for years.
Miss HELEN EVANS of San Diego, California, and CARL KERNS, of San Diego, formerly of Fox, were married Aug. 23 at Yuma, Arizona. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. V. G. KERNS of Fox and is a graduate of Fox high school. He is employed in aircraft work at San Diego at the present time.
Attend Goodwin Funeral
Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral of FRED R. GOODWIN last Friday were a son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. WAYNE GOODWIN of Detroit, Michigan, a granddaughter MARGARET ANN GOODWIN of Greenville, Texas; his mother, Mrs. J. F. GOODWIN of Pawnee; a sister, Miss PANSY GOODWIN of Pawnee;another sister, Mrs. NELL WYSS of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. E. R. LIZAR and daughter DOLORES of Pawnee; JAMES WILKERSON of Pawnee, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. WOOD and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. ALEXANDER of Ardmore; Mrs. W. J. SCHLEIN of Lawton; Mrs. BERTHA CHAPMAN, Mr. and Mrs. WILL CANNON and family, Mr. and Mrs. ROY CANNON and children of Clemscot, Mrs. CHARLES HENRY, Mrs. R. G. WILSON, Mrs. C. H. SULLIVANT and Mrs. GEORGE HARMON of County Line.
Thursday, September 10, 1942
WILLIAM FRANCIS MCKNIGHT Killed by Automobile Sunday Night
Dr. W. F. MCKNIGHT succumbed to injuries received Sunday evening, en route to his home from the Grundy drug store, where he worked. He passed away Monday morning. He had followed his profession of druggist over 50 years. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Wednesday, conducted by Rev. O. HAMBLEN, close family friend. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery by the side of his wife. Pallbearers: ARTHUR GRUNDY, KENNETH ALFORD, DAVE BRAY, Dr. W. D. TEAGUE, Dr. D. E. CANTRELL Sr. and E. F. KENNEY. Members of the Healdton Masonic lodge attended the service in a body and conducted graveside services.
WILLIAM FRANCIS MCKNIGHT was born at Tolbert, Indiana, March 31, 1859 and died Sept. 7, 1942. He spent his childhood at Noble, Illinois and moved to Saint Jo, Texas, afterwards. He married Miss JENNIE GORDON, Dec. 6, 1885, and to this union were born two daughters and one son. One daughter, Mrs. ROSIE WATSON, preceded him in death. He came to Healdton in 1887 and established a drug store. He was the best authority on Healdton and could relate many interesting experiences. In the early days, he acquired the title, Doctor McKnight, and old timers still referred to him in this capacity. Many articles of commendations have appeared about him in various papers, including The Dallas Morning News, the Daily Ardmoreite, and the Healdton Herald. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, life member of the Healdton Masonic lodge, secretary of the VIA, member of the ‘40 Year Club’ of the Drug Business and considered the outstanding leader of this community. .. Surviving are two children, Mrs. EMMET CHASE of Healdton and J. A. MCKNIGHT of Lodi, California, a daughter, Mrs. ETHEL MCKNIGHT, who made her home with him, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, one half-sister, and other relatives. His son was unable to attend the funeral.
Among out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were HAROLD HAMBLEN of Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. GENE WATSON of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. ARTIE WALK of Monahans, Texas; county attorney RUTHEFORD BRETT, county judge JOHN MCCAIN, H. M. HOLLOWAY, of Ardmore, and O. B. ORR of Wilson.
Sister of Wirt Man Enlisted in WAAC’s
Miss BESSIE TURMAN of Gober, Texas, who has been employed at Wichita Falls, Texas since April with the Western Garment Factory, was the first Wichita Falls girl to enlist in the WAAC. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WALTER TURMAN of Gober, Texas and sister of DONALD TURMAN of Wirt.
Father of HENRY HALL Died at Soper
Mr. and Mrs. HENRY HALL and family were called to Soper, Sunday morning by the sudden death of his father, ROBERT LEE HALL, age 74, who died from a heart ailment. He had not been ill previously. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Soper, Monday afternoon. He was a retired rancher and stockman. He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. MARY PARSONS of Caviness, Texas; Mrs. CORRINE STEWART of Forney, Texas, and Mrs. LOUISE ANDERSON of Soper; three sons, HENRY HALL of Healdton, GROVER HALL of Cushing, and CECIL HALL of Gladewater, Texas, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church Tuesday for JERRY EUGENE MOORE, baby son of Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE MOORE, who died in the Hardy sanitarium in Ardmore Monday night. Rev. E. L. POWELL conducted services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE MOORE, brother, CLARENCE Jr., grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MOORE and Mrs. ALTA CARNES.
Sister of Mrs. BOB MILLS Dies in Minnesota
Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. N. S. AUSTIN in Wilson, Saturday, for Mrs. D. W. SHIRLEY, sister of Mrs. Austin, and sister of Mrs. BOB MILLS of Healdton. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore by the side of her mother, Mrs. J. F. MARTIN, who resided here for many years previous to her death. Mrs. Shirley succumbed to a heart attack. Surviving are her husband, D. W. SHIRLEY of Minneapolis, Minn., who is in charge of a defense project there; three sisters, Mrs. N. B. AUSTIN of Wilson, Mrs. BOB MILLS of Healdton and Mrs. FRED OWENS; her father, J. F. MARTIN of Frederick; two brothers, one of whom is A. B. MARTIN stationed at U. S. Naval Base at San Diego, California, and came for the funeral.
22 Years Ago
Teachers in both the high school and grade school: JULIA BLACK, J. R. HOLBROOK, MARY JENNINGS, MABEL CHASE, ELIZABETH JOHNSON, AVA DIXON, RUTH WOODWORTH, LAURA HOLT, MAYTIE SIMMONS, L. FRONTERHOUSE, ELIZABETH CONDON, ALEXINE LEDFORD, LETTIE ADAMS, GERTRUDE LEWIS, HAZEL LINDEN, FAY SINDOW, CARRIE YEARWOOD, RETTA SMITH, ELVA GARRISON and LELA TAYLOR.
Word was received here Friday by friends about the death of Mrs. M. E. BLACKWELL, mother of Mrs. FRANK L. SMITH, who passed away early Friday morning, following a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Saturday between Guthrie and Blackwell. Details are lacking.
Mr. and Mrs. BUREN POTTS of Santa Anna, California, have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. HEINLEN. The ladies are sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. SPEARS of Wirt had as guests, her mother, Mrs. I. P. STOKER of Burkburnett, Texas, a brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. RONNIE STOKER of Houston, Texas, another brother, JOE STOKER who is stationed at New Orleans, La., with the Coast Guard, and Mr. and Mrs. FRED ELMORE of Graford, Texas.
Thursday, September 17, 1942
Coming together at the home of Mrs. ELIZABETH GIBSON, Sunday, were the following members of the family, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. GIBSON, Mr. and Mrs. JOHNNIE GIBSON and children, ODOM DUE of Newport Beach, California; Mrs. JIMMY HARDING of Carney, California; Mr. and Mrs. JOHN DUE of Ravia and Mrs. MOLLIE KISTLER of Ravia.
Mrs. MITTIE GILES and baby son, BOB HENRY, of Wewoka and Mrs. FRED BLOCKLINGER of Okemah were guests of Mr. and Mrs. BERT TUCKER during the weekend.
Mrs. HOWARD BROOKS, formerly Miss ELIZABETH KEPLINGER, of Oklahoma City, visited her mother, Mrs. MARIE KEPLINGER.
A.H. WALKER of El Monte, California, and Mrs. CLYDE HARDY of Longview, Texas, were guests of their sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. GANDY.
Mrs. D. M. PHILLIPS of Dallas, Texas visited Mr. and Mrs. W. B. HUMPHRIES here. Mrs. Humphries and Mrs. Phillips were schoolmates fifty years ago.
Thursday, September 24, 1942
Mrs. SALLIE GARRETT
Mrs. SALLIE GARRETT was born Sept. 18, 1862 and died Monday, Sept. 14, 1942 in Sunny Vale, California, age 80. She was Miss SALLIE FOSLEY/ BOSLEY before her marriage. She leaves two brothers, two sisters; three sons, JIM GARRETT of Lone Grove, CARTER GARRETT and RILEY GARRETT of Gracemont; two daughters, Mrs. LULA CLARK of Van, Texas, and Mrs. VIRGIE HENDRIX of Sunny Vale, Calif., 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and other relatives. Her death was a shock to her children. Oklahoma had been her home for many years. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 19, with interment in Bomar Point cemetery near Wilson.
22 Years Ago
A cutting affray in which JOHN ADAMS wielded a knife against his father, the murder of LEE SIGLER and the shooting of ALBERT LITTLE, a character in Ragtown, made the front page of the Herald.
Criminal Court Docket: CLYDE MARVIN STEPHENS, A. A. WATKINS, MYRTLE HOLT, EDGAR LEE MITCHELL, BUDDY WATKINS, CHARLES ANDREW JACKSON WEESE, LEW EMMITT, GEORGE DANIEL HARRIS, NEHEMIAH THRASH, T. J. GRIFFIN, PRESTON MONROE HUDSON, W. G. ENGLE, EDITH MCKNIGHT, JACK BLALOCK, WILLIE LATTIMORE, WILLIE WHITE, ROSS AUSTIN, OLLIE YOUNGBLOOD, KAISER MCCARTY, DOROTHY HICKS, BENNY JEFFRY, BERT REEVES, ARENA STOKES, LOUISE BROOKS, CHARLES THATCHER, ADRIAN CHASTAIN, ELIZABETH HENDRICKS, DONALD LEE GAZAWAY, GEORGE HILL Jr., and CHARLES PAYNE.
Mr. and Mrs. GUY FEWELL of Zaneis were notified by the Navy Dept. that their son, WESLEY RUDOLPH FEWELL, petty officer third class, U. S. Navy, was killed in action in the West Pacific. No details were given. When last heard from he was on board an aircraft carrier. Fewell graduated from Zaneis high school in May 1941 and, a month later, enlisted in the U. S. Navy as aviation machinist’ mate. He was all conference star on the football team in 1941 and played on the undefeated Zaneis team in 1940. His father is superintendent of the plant of the Sinclair Co. near Zaneis. He is survived by his parents; brothers CLINT FEWELL, former U. S. Marine, and GLENN, senior at Zaneis high school, and sisters, Mrs. ELDRIDGE CULBERTSON of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mrs. W. R. DODSON Jr. of Oklahoma City.
Thursday, September 24, 1942
Mrs. H. P. LAMPKIN returned from Hedley, Texas, where she was called by the death of her brother, O. H. TINSLEY, who died from an illness following an operation he underwent nine days before his death.
DELBERT WINN of Sacramento, California, and BYRON WINN of Chico, Texas, were guests of TONY WINN and Mr. and Mrs. FRED JAMES. The boys resided here for some years and now are in California.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. HORTON announce the birth of a son, HARDY PASCIE(?) born Sept. 18.
Thursday, October 1, 1942
Brother of Mrs. J. R. BIGGS Died in Sulphur Hospital
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church at Wilson Wednesday for CLAUDE CHESNUTT, member of a pioneer Wilson family, and brother of Mrs. J. R. BIGGS of Healdton. Mr. Chesnutt passed away in the Veterans Hospital at Sulphur, following an illness of some time. Mr. and Mrs. Biggs and children attended the funeral. Burial was at the Kingston cemetery. Mr. Chesnutt’s father was president of the Bank of Wilson at one time.
Mrs. CHARLES RICHARDSON
The body of Mrs. MARIE RICHARDSON, wife of CHARLES RICHARDSON of St. Louis, Okla., employee of the Gulf Oil Co., who resided at the Gulf Oil Camp here 12 years ago, was returned to Healdton Tuesday afternoon for burial by the side of a son who died years ago. Funeral services were held at St. Louis Tuesday morning.
Thursday, October 8, 1942
J. F. GANN Died in Shawnee
Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church in Shawnee, Monday, for J. F. GANN, widely known pioneer resident of Shawnee, and father of OTTIS GANN of Healdton and W. B. GANN of Tulsa. The pastor of the First Christian Church at Shawnee conducted the service with burial in Fairview cemetery near the grave of Mrs. Gann’s father. Mr. Gann was 72 years old and a retired business man. He had lived in Shawnee for 22 years and was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are his widow; ten children, nine of whom were present for the service; 12 grandchildren, and other relatives. One son, Sgt. JOE GANN in the U. S. Army Air Corps stationed in Alaska, was unable to attend.
Attend Golden Wedding Anniversary
Rev. and Mrs. S. E. STARK and Mrs. OPAL PARKER returned from Carnegie where they attended the golden wedding anniversary of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE REIKING. Members of the family attended from Des Moines, Iowa, Shawnee, Cherokee, Oklahoma City and Healdton. Mr. Reinking is a retired farmer and was seriously ill for several months last year. Mr. and Mrs. Reinking have visited Healdton on different occasions.
CLAUDE BENSON Buried at Madill
Funeral services were held at the Watts funeral home chapel in Madill Wednesday for CLAUDE BENSON, early day barber here, and a brother of justice D. L. BENSON of Healdton. The pastor of the Nazarene Church at Madill conducted the services with burial in the Madill cemetery. Madill is the old home of the Benson family. Mr. Benson passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Muskogee, Sunday night, after an illness of eight months. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the American Legion post here at one time and resided here 15 years. In the early days, he and his twin brother STRAUD operated a barber shop here. He was 47 years old. Surviving are his wife, who resides in Oklahoma City; six brothers and three sisters. Attending from here were Mr. and Mrs. D. L. BENSON and Mr. and Mrs. DEE HUGHES.
Mrs. W. J. ALEXANDER Died in Ardmore
Funeral services were held in Ardmore Wednesday for Mrs. W. J. ALEXANDER, pioneer resident of Ardmore, and mother of CHARLES F. ALEXANDER, who was cashier for the Santa Fe RR here for years until he was transferred to the Ardmore office of the Santa Fe RR. She was 81 years of age.
Thursday, October 15, 1942
Local Baby Saved by First Aid Treatment
When the E. B. AUSTIN baby, JACKIE, age 19 months, was found floating down in the fish pond, Monday afternoon, it was thought she could not be saved, but through the efforts of BOB MILLS and C. B. FORBIS and their knowledge of first aid, they administered artificial respiration and were rewarded by the child’s returning consciousness. Dr. EMMA JEAN CANTRELL’s services were secured and with her added mean of resuscitation, the baby’s recovery is assured… Mr. Austin is employed by the Magnolia Co. now in Beaumont, Texas. The family lives in the HENRY KEENE house in the north part of town and the fish pond is in the back yard.
BARNEY HOLCOMB Died in Texas
Funeral services were held at the Fundamentalist Baptist Church at Arp, Texas, Tuesday, for BARNEY HOLCOMB, age 50, brother of Mrs. JOE LEWIS, J. W., TOMMY and LEE HOLCOMB, well known in Healdton. Mr. Holcomb succumbed to a heart attack, ill only a short time. Burial was in the Henderson cemetery with the following relatives from southern Oklahoma in attendance: Mrs. JOE LEWIS and J.W . HOLCOMB of Healdton, TOMMY HOLCOMB of Tussy, Mrs. DELLA ASHLOCK of Tussy and Mrs. BILL QUAID of Ardmore. Mr. Holcomb, an oil company employee, lived in east Texas seven years. He was a member of the Fundamentalist Baptist Church and the Masonic lodge. Surviving are his widow, one son GODFREY, two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. JOE LEWIS of Healdton, Mrs. DELLA ASHLOCK of Tussy; Mrs. BILL QUAID of Ardmore and a sister in El Reno; three brothers, J. W. HOLCOMB of Healdton, TOMMY and JOE HOLCOMB of Tussy.
Mrs. J. G. DIXON
Tentative funeral arrangements for Mrs. J. G. DIXON, widely known resident of western Carter County, who passed away at the family home northwest of Healdton, are to be at the Dixie cemetery, Friday, weather permitting. Mrs. Dixon was born Feb. 10, 1866, at Leaf River, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her husband, who was well known in this community. The body will be taken to the family home to await funeral services. Mrs. Dixon is survived by the following children: MILDRED DIXON of Tucson, Arizona, who had been with her mother here for some time; Mrs. JOHN ODELL of Dillard, JOHN DIXON of Seminole, JERRY DIXON of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. WI. I. MITCHELL of Cache; 26 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, SAM CREEL of Fox and DOC CREEL of Duncan, and four sisters.
Thursday, October 22, 1942
Relatives Attend Funeral of Mrs. J. G. DIXON
Out of town relatives who attended the funeral of Mrs. J. G. Dixon held here last Friday: the JOHN DIXON family of Seminole; the JERRY DIXON family of Oklahoma City, MILLARD DIXON of Tucson, Arizona; the W. I. MITCHELL family of Cache, Okla., the JOHN ODELL family of Wilson, Mrs. LEO MEDLEY of Houston, Texas, Miss CARMELITA DIXON of Houston, Mrs. SARAH DEPRIEST of Lubbock, Texas, STANFORD DEPRIEST of New Mexico, Mrs. ROBBIE TYSON of Oklahoma City, the DOC CREEL family of Ardmore, Mr. and Mrs. SHELTON DIXON and Mrs. IRMA BURNS of Seminole.
GEORGE H. STEPHENSON of the West Main St. Church of Christ conducted the services for Mrs. Dixon..
Mrs. RHODA LOWE Died at Her Shawnee Home
Funeral services were held at a Shawnee funeral home Tuesday for Mrs. RHODA LOWE, age 69, mother-in-law, Mrs. J. H. LOWE of Healdton. Mrs. Lowe died at the family home Friday. She had been in declining health for some time. Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the First Baptist Church of Healdton conducted the services with burial in the Shawnee cemetery. Attending the funeral from Healdton were Rev. and Mrs. O. Hamblen, Mrs. HAROLD HAMBLEN and Mrs. LENA WOOD.
Family Has Nice Service Record
T. R. BATES has in his possession clippings from the Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Commercial and another paper of Pine Bluff, containing reports of the nice service record of the family of his son-in-law, Rev. DOYLE T. ROWE. Rev. Rowe and three of his sons are in the Armed Forces. He is a chaplain in the U. S. Army, rank First Lieut. His sons in service are ARGUS LEE ROWE who is a machinist mate in the U. S. Navy where he had already served four years before re-enlisting in 1940; Cpl. HORACE RAMON ROWE with the U. S. Army Signal Corps in Camp Crowder, Missouri, and the youngest, JESSE FULTON ROWE, age 21, who became an aviation cadet last August in the U. S. Navy Reserve and now at the University of Georgia.
T. S. BORCHERDING
Funeral services were held at the First Orthodox Baptist Church in Ardmore Wednesday for TILLMAN S. BORCHERDING, age 39, oil field worker, who died at Madill on Monday, following injuries received in an accident in the oil field on Sept. 28. Rev. W. LEE RECTOR of the church conducted the services, assisted by GEORGE H. STEPHENS of the West Main St. Church of Christ in Healdton. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers were associates in the oil business. Borcherding was born at Atoka, May 7, 1903, and, for some time, had worked in the oil fields. Survivors include his wife, ALICE ARMATE BORCHERDING, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. BORCHERDING of Ardmore; two brothers, LOUIS of Troup, Texas, and HERMAN of Duncan, and one sister, Mrs. DOC CREEL of Ardmore.
Thursday, November 5, 1942
J. W. CRAIN
Funeral services were held at the West Main St. Church of Christ Saturday for JACOB WARREN CRAIN, brother of Mrs. J. W. ORME, who made his home with her for more than 50 years. Mr. Crain suffered a heart attack Friday. He had an attack of flu but was able to get up and about the house. Mrs. Orme has also been ill for several months. GEORGE H. STEPHENSON, minister in the West Main St. Church of Christ, with burial in the Mt. Olive cemetery. Pallbearers; DAVE BRAY, Dr. T. J. WATKINS, B. S. FORD, A. W. SHAVER, L. D. RHODES and RUFUS COUCH. He was born at St. Jo, Texas, July 18, 1866, and died Oct. 20, 1942, age 76. He practiced medicine in the early days and became a member of the Methodist Church early in life. He lived in and around Healdton since he was 18 years of age and made his home with his sister, Mrs. J. W. ORME. Surviving are two children, neither of whom attended the funeral; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Orme of Healdton and Mrs. H. H. O’KELLEY of Portageville, Missouri; and several nieces, including Mrs. L. H. DUNCAN of Healdton, Mrs. SHELTON TYER of Ardmore, Mrs. JOE RATCLIFFE of Oklahoma City, Mrs. EVERETT RANER(?) of Ringling, and Mrs. D. C. BEST of Pauls Valley.
ED RATCLIFF Died in Oklahoma City
ED RATCLIFFE, early day resident of this city, died at the family home in Oklahoma City, Oct. 28. Mr. Ratcliffe, a veteran of World War I, was well known in Healdton, residing here many years. He was a brother of CECIL RATCLIFFE, JOE RATCLIFFE, former night watch of Healdton and OTIS RATCLIFFE. Christian Scientist funeral services were held at an Oklahoma City funeral home Friday, following by burial in Memorial Park cemetery with American Legion service. Mr. Ratcliffe, age 48, took an active part in World War I. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. ELLEN RATCLIFFE of Oklahoma City, with whom he made his home; two sisters, Mrs. MINNIE BAKER of Lubbock, Texas, and Mrs. MARY BAGWELL of Oklahoma City; brothers, JOE of Oklahoma City, OTIS in California, and CECIL of Healdton.
Thursday, November 12, 1942
Pioneer Woman Taken by Death
Twice within a week, death entered the home of Mrs. J. W. ORME, this time claiming Mrs. ORME. A member of the original families of the town, Mrs. Orme was a truly a pioneer resident of the community. She lived here 59 years. Her brother, J. W. CRAIN, passed away a week ago. Funeral services were held in the West Main St. Church of Christ Saturday, conducted by KERMIT UPSHAW of the Walters Church of Christ, who was minister here at one time. Pallbearers: L. D. RHODES, B. S. FORD, DAVE BRAY, W. R. COUCH, A. W. SHAVER and R. E. VICKERY. Born at Cleburne, Texas, July 24, 1863 Mrs. Orme came to Indian Territory in 1883, located at Healdton and lived here continuously until her death. She was a member of the West Main St. Church of Christ, having obeyed the gospel a year ago. Surviving are the following children, LESTER F. ORME, Mrs. L. H. DUNCAN of Healdton, Mrs. JOE RATCLIFFE of Oklahoma City, Mrs. EVERETT RAPER of Ringling, and Mrs. D. C. BEST of Pauls Valley, and one sister, Mrs. H. H. O’KELLEY of Portageville, Missouri.
JAMES L. ADAMS
Funeral services were held at Mt. Olive cemetery Monday for JAMES LAFAYETTE ADAMS, farmer, who resided south of town. Mr. Adams succumbed to pneumonia, ill for five days. Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the First Baptist Church conducted the services. Mrs. Adams was born in Grayson County, Texas, Aug. 16, 1860, and died Nov. 8, 1942, at age of 82. He lived in Carter County since 1922, coming here from Texas. Surviving are a sister, MARY ELIZABETH FULLER of Healdton and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. R. B. ADAMS of Healdton is a sister-in-law. His wife died years ago. He was a long time member of the Baptist Church.
Thursday, November 19, 1942
Funeral services are being held this afternoon in the West Main St. Church of Christ for R. E. VICKREY, pioneer dairyman of this community, who passed away at the family home west of town Tuesday night after a heart attack. GEORGE H. STEPHENSON of the church will conduct the services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of the church of which he was an elder since it was built and for some years before the Wirt and Healdton churches were combined. ROBERT EDWARD VICKERY was born at Monticello, Kentucky, July 15, 1877, and died Nov. 17, 1942, age 65. He married Miss IDELL WADE at Cartwright, Kentucky, June 18, 1911 and to this union were born three daughters and two sons. One daughter preceded him in death some years ago. He obeyed the gospel and became a member of the Church of Christ, an outstanding church leader….He was a member of the I.O.O.F lodge and was employed by Sun Oil Co. for 13 years prior to entering the dairy business of which he made a success. He and his wife reared a splendid family. He came to Wirt in 1914 from Dewey, Oklahoma, where he had moved in 1913 from Kentucky. Surviving are his companion; two daughters, Mrs. FRANK CHEATHAM of Tulsa and Mrs. HERSHELL BAKER of Shidler; sons, ROBERT VICKERY who is employed in the gasoline dept. of the Sun Oil Co. at Dallas, and EUGENE VICKERY, local postal employee and Singer Sewing Machine agent; sisters, Mrs. R. R. ROBERTS of Monticello, Kentucky, and Mrs. LUCY HARMON of Bethseda, Kentucky, and one brother, MARK VICKERY in Kentucky, and three granddaughters.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. TOLBERT announce the marriage of their daughter, BETTY SUE, to CARL NORDMAN of Clemscot. They were married at Ringling, October 25, by Rev. C. O. BIGBIE of the First Baptist Church. She attended Healdton high school, reared in this community. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. NORDMAN of Clemscot and employed by the Travelyn Oil Co.
Miss HELEN DUNCAN of Terral and JACK STEWART, assistant postmaster at Terral, were married at the home of the bride’s parents in Terral by Rev. White of the Terral Methodist Church. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. DUNCAN of Terral and a sister of Mrs. E. F. SMITH of Healdton. She attended Central College at Edmond and is teaching near Waurika.
Mrs. WALTER RAY announces the marriage of her daughter, Miss HELEN PEDEN, of Wichita Falls, formerly of Healdton, to Pfc. JAMES E. BURCH, formerly of Healdton, now stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. They were married at the home of Mrs. W. D. DRURY in Wichita Falls with Rev. ROBERT E. JONES officiating. Attendants were Miss MARIE SCHUMANN, formerly of Healdton, now of Wichita Falls, and Pvt. MAURICE TOMJACK of Sheppard Field. Pvt. Burch’s parents reside at Wirt. Guests: Mrs. W. D. IRVING, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. POSEY, Mrs. LON ERICKSON, Miss LOUISE WATSON, Miss JESSIE HARTLEY and Mrs. TINA HALEY of Wichita Falls.
Coming together for the first time in 15 years was the R.A THOMPSON family, who gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT THOMPSON, Sunday for a family reunion. Attending: Mr. and Mrs. R. A. THOMPSON, Mr. and Mrs. ROY THOMPSON, Mr. and Mrs. HASKELL THOMPSON of Dallas, Mrs. LUCIAN BRYANT of Pampa, Texas, Mrs. LILLIE IMEL of Skellytown, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson.
Thursday, November 25, 1942
W. L. HURT
W. L. HURT, pioneer city resident, died Saturday following a stroke suffered earlier in the day, as he was en route from town. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, awaiting arrival of a son, LOWELL HURT, who is stationed at Camp Butner, North Carolina…. Mr. Hurt was born Nov. 25, 1874, in Salem, Arkansas and had lived in Healdton many years. He was a member of the Church of Christ, the I.O.O.F. lodge and the Masonic lodge.Surviving are his companion; four sons, LOWELL of Camp Butner, N. C.; HARLEY of Altus, LLOYD of Salem, Illinois, OTIS of Crossville, Illinois; four grandchildren, and sisters, Mrs. MYRA BURGESS of Mannsville, Mrs. IDA HUTCHINSON of Bradley and Mrs. MATTEI GLASSGOW of Healdton.
Thursday, December 3, 1942
J. A. YATES
Funeral services were held at the West Main St. Church of Christ Wednesday for J. A. YATES, a resident of Healdton for 25 years. He passed away Tuesday after a lingering illness. W. R. COUCH, elder in the church and long time friend, conducted the services, with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery. Pallbearers, employees of the Magnolia Pipeline Co. of which his son, EVERETT, is an employee: GROVER HOWE, J. E. WILLIAMSON, RALPH PENNEY, J. D. PENSE, FRANK BARBOUR, and CLIFFORD BRYANT. JOHN ANDREW YATES was born in Kentucky, Nov. 6, 1870, and died Dec. 1, 1942. He made his home in Healdton 25 years and was a member of the West Main St. Church of Christ. Surviving are his companion, son EVERETT of Healdton; daughters, Mrs. GLADYS DAVIS of Midland, Texas, Mrs. CHRIS CORTMELGIA, Mrs. S. A. MOORE, Mrs. WILLIAM VANSYKE, and Mrs. L. A. ROBERSON, all of Houston, Texas; a sister and four grandchildren.
Thursday, December 10, 1942
Mrs. MONA DAVIS
Funeral services were held at the Fox Baptist Church Wednesday for Miss MONA DAVIS, who succumbed to pneumonia. She contracted pneumonia after her return from an Ardmore hospital. Rev. LOUIS HENDRICKS of the church conducted the service, assisted by Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the Healdton First Baptist Church. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery; pallbearers: DOC CREEL, WILSON FORE, HARRY PHIPPS, JESSE MENASCO, LEE HUMPHRIES, and CARL BUCK. MONA MAE DAVIS was born March 30, 1913 at Seminole, and died Dec. 7, 1942 at the family home at Fox where she had resided for years. For past years, she was employed in various cafes at Healdton. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. M. M. DAVIS of Fox community, three sisters, Mrs. OLLIE GANDY of Trinity, Texas, Mrs. S. D. GIBSON of Texas City, Texas, and TOMMYE JO of the home; brothers, M. M. DAVIS Jr. of Healdton and BILL RAY of the home.
Father of FRED TARVER Claimed by Death
T. M. DICKSON, R. B. COOK, ED HOUSTON, JEFF EWEING, RUSSELL GUFFEY, and ROY GUFFEY attended the funeral of P. B. TARVER, well known Ardmore jeweler, father of FRED TARVER of Healdton, in Ardmore, Saturday. Mr. Dickson served as pallbearer.
Mrs. ESSIE MANTON announces the marriage of her daughter, Miss KATHLEEN MANTON to HOMER AUSTIN of Wirt. They were married Nov. 14 in Oklahoma City. Sheis a graduate of Dundee high school and attended Southwest State Teachers College at Weatherford and Ardmore Business College. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. CLAY AUSTIN of Wirt and a graduate of Dundee high school and is now attending O.U. at Norman.
Thursday, December 17, 1942
Pioneer Wirt Man Taken by Death
Funeral services were held at the Freewill Baptist Church Tuesday for MILES JONES STEVENSON, for 30 years a resident of Wirt, an uncle of police chief BILL RATLIFF of Healdton. Mr. Stevenson passed away early Monday after an illness of two weeks. Rev. MCKEE of the church conducted the services with burial in the Keller cemetery. Pallbearers: BEN ATTABERRY, Mr. BURCH, MARVIN MAY, JESSE GARRETT, GEORGE BLAIR and MANNIE ROBISON. Mr. Stevenson was born in Georgia, Oct. 16, 1867 and died Dec. 14, 1942, age 75. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Two children preceded him in death. Surviving are his companion; two sons, OSCAR of Healdton and J. D. of the home; two daughters, Mrs. JOHNS SNELSON of Ryan and Mrs. SAMMIE LEWIS of Pilot Point, Texas, and several grandchildren.
Thursday, December 24, 1942
Mrs. CLAUD ENGLAND
Funeral services were held in the West Main St. Church of Christ Friday for Mrs. EFFIE ENGLAND, wife of CLAUD ENGLAND, resident of this community. Mrs. England passed away early Thursday in an Ardmore sanitarium where she had underwent an operation a few days earlier. PAUL MCCLUNG, minister of the Ardmore Church of Christ, conducted the services, with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery. Pallbearers: W. P. MURPHY, B. S. FORD, A. W. SHAVER, J. K. PIPKIN, SAM HESTER and EMMET CHASE. She was born Nov. 9, 1900 in Ardmore and but had made her home here since 1911. She married CLAUD ENGLAND Dec. 24, 1917 at Bonham, Texas. Surviving are her husband, Claud England who lives two miles north of town; son, A. C. ENGLAND of Buffalo, New York, daughter Mrs. ANITA SMITH of Wilburton, California; father, WILLIAM C. GOSSETT of Healdton, sisters Mrs. CLARA WHITENER of Duboise, Wyoming, Mrs. HELEN KILROY of Healdton; brother, ERNEST GOSSETT of Duboise, and one grandchild, PATRICIA SMITH.
Stephens Family Has Three Sons in Service
Mr. and Mrs. HERSHELL STEPHENS have three sons in service: JAMES STEPHENS enlisted in the U. S. Navy, now at San Diego, California; ROY STEPHENS in the U. S. Army at Ft. Bliss, Texas, and BILL STEPHENS, machinist mate in U.S. Navy at a naval base in Rhode Island and has been in service longer that the other boys.
Thursday, December 31, 1942
CHARLES R. STEWART
Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church in Oklahoma City Tuesday for CHARLES REED STEWART, age 70, formerly of Ardmore, father of Mrs. H. M. VANBUSKIRK of Healdton, who passed away at the family home, after two years illness. Mr. Stewart is a brother of J. A. STEWART, employee of the Magnolia Pipeline Dept. at Healdton, and Mrs. C. J. HENNIGER of Ardmore. He was superintendent of the pipeline department of Magnolia Petroleum Co. until his retirement in 1935. He was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania, Oct. 29, 1872, and came to Oklahoma in 1914. He moved to Oklahoma City in 1919. Mr. Stewart was a member of Lions Club, active in club boys camp work, Methodist Church and a 32nd degree Mason. He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. MORRIS T. MYERS of Oklahoma City, Mrs. H. M. VANBUSKIRK of Healdton and Mrs. KARL B. RUSCH of Dallas, Texas; son, Capt. CHARLES E. STEWART of Camp Tyson, Tennessee; three sisters, Mrs. O. G. WHITENER of Holland, Michigan, Mrs. PAUL DOTY of Chicora, Pa., Mrs. C. J. HENNIGER of Ardmore; four brothers, E. P. STEWART of Houston, Texas, EDWARD STEWART of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, FRANK STEWART of Newton Falls, Ohio, and J. A. STEWART of Healdton.
Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. HUMPHRIES celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Monday, Dec. 28. They were married in a Methodist parsonage at Rockwall, Texas, with three couples and the bride and groom forming a bridal party, at high noon, with Rev. J. H. REYNOLDS reading the vows. In 1919, before their two sons returned from the war, they were living in Ringling. Mr. Humphries came to Healdton to take charge of the Smith & Roberts store. One son returned in February and the second in May, after which time they were established in Healdton, associated with the Methodist Church. Mrs. Humphries has been an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary and served as first president and served as matron of the Easter Star. Besides their sons, LEO and HERBERT, their daughter, ARDYS, later Mrs. HARRY BIGLER, taught in Healdton schools.