The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Sunday, July 2, 1939
Healdton Couple Married 50 Years
A special event in Healdton was the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM R. INGRAM last Sunday at their home, Ingram Ranch southwest of Healdton. Mrs. Ingram was MOLLIE HEALD CARTER, daughter of later CHARLES HOBART HEALD. She and Mr. Ingram were married in Healdton June 26, 1889. They are the parents of JOHN CARTER INGRAM, WILLIAM HOBART INGRAM, Mrs. D. A. HOLMAN of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. ROBERT BURNS of Tulsa, Mrs. EARL CORNISH of Healdton, Mrs. H. C. AMOS of Denton, Texas, and Mrs. CARL FORD of Enid. All were present except the daughter in California. The grandchildren include KENNETH BURNS, HOBERTA and JOHNNIE MARIE CARTER, VIRGINIA and BILLIE EARL CORNISH, DOUGLAS and DICK FORD, CUB AMOS and two great-grandsons, CLARENCE GILBERT and BOBBY LYNN ROSE. Other out-of-town guests and relatives present: Mrs. DETTIE GOLDSBY PICKENS and ALVIN PICKENS of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. CUB REAM and Mr. and Mrs. HARLAN BURKE of Ardmore, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. MASON and daughter DOROTHY ANN, and Mr. and Mrs. BEN CARTER of Durant, Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE ROSE of Ringling, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CARTER of Healdton, and Mrs. GEORGE MURRAY of Colbert.
VERLIA vs. ROY BOLAND, divorce.
Marriage licenses: J. M. TURNER age 19 of Madill and VELMA PETERS age 15 of Shay; LETELL POWELL age 19 and MADIE BELL SATTERWHITE age 29 of Ardmore.
Tishomingo, July 1:
CARTER D. PIERCE
CARTER D. PIERCE, age 28, died at his home 3 ½ miles east of Tishomingo early Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Condon Grove cemetery with Rev. W. I. LOVE of the First Baptist Church in Tishomingo officiating. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. IRENE PIERCE; two sons, ELBERT PIERCE and ALBERT PIERCE, one daughter IDA ANN PIERCE; stepfather and mother Mr. and Mrs. ANDREW COLE; brother EARL PIERCE, two half-brothers CURRY BLUE and JAMES COLE; two half-sisters MILLIE SELLERS and LUCILLE COLE. Pierce was born April 3, 1922 in Stone County, Missouri.
Appendicitis Is Fatal
SHIRLEY BIGGER, well known farmer who lived four miles southeast of Wapanucka, had a sudden attack of appendicitis the first of last week. He was rushed to a Durant hospital where an operation was performed, then he was in a critical condition, died Thursday, June 22. Mr. Bigger was born in Tennessee Aug. 10, 1887 and came to this area when he was a young man. For years he engaged in farming. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge in Wapanucka and was secretary for the organization for some years. He is survived by his wife, ANNIE BIGGER, one daughter LOUISE ELLIOTT of Ada, sons REEVES BIGGER of the home and RAYMOND BIGGER of Monticello, Arkansas; three brother OSCAR BIGGER of Guymon, W. B. BIGGER of Madill and E. G. BIGGER of Lewisburg, Tennessee. Services were held at the Christian Church at Wapanucka with Rev. JOHN LEWIS FLOYD officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery with I.O.O.F. services at the grave.
VALVIA LEE EDMONDSON, age 20, died Monday at the Tishomingo hospital after several months of pernicious vomiting of pregnancy. Funeral services were held Thursday at Connerville. Surviving are her husband, one sister, one brother and her father, V. O. SURRELL.
Madill, July 1
Funeral services for WALTER MARTIN FINEFROCK, formerly of Madill, were held at the Baptist Church here 3:00 Sunday. He residing in Seminole at time of death, caused by pulmonary hemorrhage. Mr. Finefrock was the husband of the former JEWELL BATTLE of Madill, lived here years ago. He was employed by Heimerich & Payne Oil Co. His wife, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. BATTLE, live din Madill most of her life. Rev. D. L. RILEY officiated, assisted by JOHN W. PIGG of the Church of Christ. Music was furnished by the Nazarene quartet. Surviving are his wife, JEWEL FINEFROCK; his mother Mrs. J. M. MCCROCKENON, two brothers EMERY FINEFROCK of Oklahoma City and ALBERT FINEFROCK of Wewoka; one half-brother BOB MYERS of Lawrence, Kansas, and one half-sister Mrs. CHARLES CALDWELL of Oklahoma City. Mr. Finefrock was in the hospital division of the U. S. Navy for four years and had completed ten years with Heimerich & Payne Oil. Burial was in the Madill-Legion cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for Mrs. D. D. ARMSTRONG of Woodville, who died at her home Wednesday morning. Mrs. Armstrong was a pioneer resident of Marshall County. She had been seriously ill since Friday when she suffered a paralytic stroke. Surviving are her husband and daughter. MONROE AYRES had charge of the funeral service. Burial was in the Woodville cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home.
Miss LOUISE WARD and Miss JOSEPHINE BRUSTER were hostesses Thursday evening when they entertained with a shower to honor Mrs. WILLODEAN KEENER, recent bride.
A nine pound daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. RALPH ARRINGTON of Oklahoma City, formerly of Madill. The mother is the former TRAVELYN LEWIS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE LEWIS. The baby is named JOY DIANE.
WILL COBB, pioneer resident of Marshall County, died suddenly at his home Wednesday evening of stomach hemorrhage. Mr. Cobb went to town Wednesday afternoon and transacted business and was not ill. He came home that evening and became ill and died the same evening. He was 65 years old and had resided in Woodville many years. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Church of Christ in Woodville with M. U. AYRES of Madill officiating. Burial was in Woodville cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home.
Marietta, July 1
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for JAMES HENRY NELSON at the First Christian Church conducted by Rev. W. C. HARRISON of Gainesville, Texas, assisted by Bro. OSCAR ELLISON. He passed away at the family residence Tuesday evening, paralytic stroke. He was 76 years old and was born November 1862 in Yorkville, Missouri. At age of 21, he came to Jimtown where he resided since that time. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Masonic lodge. The Marietta Masonic lodge conducted services at the cemetery. Pallbearers: SAM BILLINGSLEY, SPYKER BLACK, ORREN WESTER, BUD AUTRY, FRED ENAS, and R. E. ALEXANDER. Burial was in the Lake View cemetery arranged by Burton funeral home.
Funeral services were held in the high school auditorium Thursday for CHARLES LESTER SHUBERT of Addington Bend. The 12 year old boy died in the Hardy sanitarium of appendicitis. Burial in Lake View cemetery arranged by Burton funeral home. The service was conducted by Rev. J. H. MILLER, Methodist minister, assisted by Rev. ALBERT A. PUCKETT.
Miss KATHLEEN WAND and S. J. TIPTON Jr. were united in marriage Sunday morning by Rev. JAMES V. GRAY in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. WAND.
J. L. HARDEMAAN
Funeral rites for JOHN L. HARDEMAN, age 73, of Milo were held at Milo on Friday afternoon with Rev. G. T. FORD and Rev. G. W. HANKS officiating with interment in the Milo cemetery. Hardeman was born in Denton County, Texas in 1866. Eight sons and daughters, 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive him. His sons and daughters are: EVA SIMS, THERMAL, CAL, ADDIE DARR, of Quemada, Texas, ALFORD HARDEMAN of Peoria, Arizona, WILLIE ARMSTRONG of Milo, BESSIE STRAIT of Empire, California, MAUDE WALK of Overton, Texas, MAY BLAIR of Thrift, Texas, DONIE POWELL of Wilson. LEONARD HARDEMAN, another son, died when 16 years of age.
Healdton, July 1
FRANK A. ROBBERSON
FRANK A. ROBBERSON, well known employee of the Shell Oil Co. at Wirt, succumbed to burns received weeks ago in an accident near his home at Wirt. He was taken to the Ardmore sanitarium for treatment where he died Friday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the Dale funeral home chapel Sunday morning with Rev. MOSES WHITTINGON of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial was at Sherman, Texas, the old home of the deceased. Pallbearers: W. D. SIMMONS, HENRY SHIPMAN, CLAUDE ODLE, B. R. CLAYTON, W. C. HOLDER and WALTER WHITE. FRANK ALEXANDER ROBBERSON was born at Sherman, Texas, Jan. 1, 1874 and died June 23, 1939, age 65. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and employed by Shell Oil Co. for years and would have retired soon. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. JESSIE ROBBERSON; sons J. SHEPHERD ROBBERSON and FRANK A. ROBBERSON Jr.; sisters Mrs. FLORINE DANA and Mrs. MAPLE RHODES of Dallas, and one brother Rev. GROVER C. ROBBERSON of Ord, Nebraska.
Funeral services were held at Mt. Olive cemetery Monday afternoon for GILBERT RAY EMBERLING, 13 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. BANKS EMBERLING, who passed away at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. MOLLIE EMBERLING here early Monday, following an illness of several days. Rev. VERNON BARR of the First Missionary Baptist Church conducted the service. Dale funeral home was in charge. The baby was born in Healdton May 30, 1938 and died June 26,m 1939. Surviving are the parents, several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church here Friday for Mrs. H. F. PRATER, well known resident of the Wirt and Healdton communities for 19 years. Rev. C. O. BIGBIE of the Ringling First Baptist Church conducted services, assisted by Rev. S.E . STARK of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial was at Bowie, Texas, the old home, arranged by Dale funeral home. Mrs. Prater was in declining health for some time. Mrs. KATIE PRATER was born at Shreveport, La., Jan. 6, 1867. She married HARLEY F. PRATER Aug. 14, 1881 and to their union, nine children were born, one of whom preceded her in death. Mrs. Prater was a member of the Baptist Church for 56 years. Surviving are her husband; children, Mrs. CHARLIE POLLARD, Mrs. FRANCES WOODS, of Healdton; Mrs. OTIS LEMONS of Wirt, Mrs. L. A. ROBISON of Van, Texas; JOHN PRATER of Fittstown, BRICE PRATER, BILL PRATER, and B. F. PRATER of Healdton, and several brothers and sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. G. D. RILEY of Pampa, Texas, announce the marriage of their daughter, LAVON, to CLYDE JOHNSON of Pampa. They were married at Roswell, N. M., June 3. They will live at Le Fors, Texas, where the groom is assistant bookkeeper with Dansinger Oil Co.
Monday, July 3, 1939
JOHN BUSCH, age 77, resident of Ardmore since 1898 and operator of a milling establishment here for years, died at his home, 112 Stanley, Monday after an illness of two months. Funeral services are to be held Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. F. D. MCCREEDY officiating and interment will be Rose Hill cemetery directed by Harvey Bros. Pallbearers: LAWRENCE SPREKELMEYER, J. J. STOLFA, SAM MCDANIEL, CY REEDER, W. M. GWYNN and JOE CRONIN. Rosary devotions will be held at the Harvey Bros. funeral home 8:00 p.m. Monday. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. ANNIE MARY BUSCH, two sons, JOE BUSCH of Ardmore and JOHN D. of Kerrville, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. C. C. SCHOPPE, Mrs. JAMES STONUM and Miss ANNIE BUSCH, all of Ardmore. Mr. Busch was born in Bornheim, Germany, May 17, 1862 and came to the United States in 1886. He worked for a milling company at Dallas soon after reaching this country and later was a resident at Gainesville, Texas. He came to Ardmore in 1898 and engaged in the milling business,… with the Ardmore Milling Co., later operated his own business on South Washington.
Drowns at Turner Falls
Body of WAYNE PURDUE, age 23, member of a seismograph crew stationed at Shawnee, who drowned at Turner Falls, was taken from a Davis funeral home to Ferris, Texas, for funeral services. Purdue met with disaster while swimming in the Blue Hole.
Marriage licenses: FOY C. STECK Jr. age 24 and ROSALIE KROPEK age 18 of Fort Worth; RODERICK MCDONALD age 24 and GERALDINE BRIDGES age 23 of Dallas; ARCHIE THOMAS age 32 and VERA MAYFIELD age 18 of Stillwater; LEE M. BIGGS age 49 of Edmond and Mrs. RUBY ADAIR age 39 of Ardmore; JAMES M. WIGGINS age 23 and ESTELLINE COTHRAN age 22 of Ardmore; WILLIAM WATKINS age 24 of Ardmore and RATHA MAE DUCKETT age 18 of Oklahoma City.
Tuesday, July 4, 1939
Ardmore Man’s Relative Dies
JACK UNDERWOOD of the Ardmore Milling Co. received word that his brother-in-law, E. S. RATLIFF, of Oklahoma City, died Monday. Mr. Ratliff was a lawyer in Oklahoma City and served as lawyer of the corporation commission. Born in Tennessee, Ratliff lived as a child and young man at Gainesville, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas law school and went to Ada from Gainesville 35 years ago. He was a member of the first and second state legislature, representing Pontotoc County and served six years as mayor of Ada. As mayor, he decided city officials should get together to talk over confusing problems, and he helped to organize the municipal league…. He went to Oklahoma City in 1919 and served as attorney for the corporation commission until 1934 then returned to private practice. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. ROBERT EATON, home address 1407 NW 23rd; and Mrs. KATHERINE ROBEY of Portland, Oregon; four sons, EDGAR S. RATLIFF Jr., ROBERT RATLIFF, BILL RATLIFF, and DICK RATLIFF, all of the home; four brothers, L. D. RALTIFF of Haskell, Texas, W. H. RATLIFF of Dallas, CHARLES S. RATLIFF of Stamford, Texas, BERT RATLIFF of Ad; three sisters, Mrs. EVA JEFFRES of Amarillo, Texas, Mrs. MAY LANG of Lubbock, Texas, and Mrs. ALBIN CAMPBELL of near Wills Point, Texas, and one grandchild.
Highway patrolman W. D. HAMILTON of Ponca City went to investigate an accident near Perry and found his brother, MARK A. HAMILTON of Memphis, Tennessee, whom he had not seen in seven years. They last met at the funeral of their father here in 1932. Mark A. Hamilton, his wife and daughter and sister-in-law were on their way to San Francisco, California when their new car skidded on wet pavement near Perry… The car was demolished but no one was injured. Hamilton returned to Perry, traded the wrecked car for a new one and continued the trip. W. D. and MARK A. HAMILTON are brothers of HARRY A. HAMILTON of this city. Their mother, Mrs. W. L. HAMILTON, is a long time resident of Ardmore. Mark Hamilton works for Southern Cotton Oil Co. in Memphis.
Gainesville Man Succumbs
Gainesville, Texas, July 4:
JOHN ALEXANDER MYERS Sr. age 46, federal auditor and World War veteran, died at the home of his sisters, Mrs. JOE M. LEONARD, 6233 South Denton St., Saturday night, following a an illness of several months. He had been critically ill for three weeks. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the G. J. CARROLL funeral home chapel with Rev. C. W. HARRISON of the Dixon St. Christian Church officiating. Interment was in Fairlawn cemetery. Pallbearers: HOMER ‘BUDDY’ STICE of Dallas, RAFE PIPER, CECIL TINSLEY, SAM. W. SIMS, LEON LIDDELL Sr., and T. H. CHAFFIN of Gainesville. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. GOLDIE MYERS; son JOHN Jr., a student at O.U. at Norman, his parents Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE W. MYERS; sisters Mrs. PEARL GRIERSON and Mrs. JOE M. LEONARD, all of Gainesville and other relatives. Mr. Myers was born in Gainesville, April 16, 1893 and was educated in local schools. (long description about his work history).
Wednesday, July 5, 1939
12 Persons Die in State
Four persons were injured fatally in traffic accidents, two shot to death, three drowned and three killed in airplane crash. The airplane crash occurred at Carmen when the four place ship of J. STANLEY OSBORNE, age 28, of Oklahoma City, plummeted to the ground near the city park. Carried to death with Osborne were BILLY CARTER, age 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. CARTER, and EARL HAMACHER, age 17, son of Mrs. CLAUDE JEFFRIES.
LOUISE VIRGINIA FAIRBANKS, age 3, fell into Bull Creek and drowned near the family’s farm home at McAlester. She wandered away from her parents, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE FAIRBANKS, while on a picnic. There were two other reported drowning.
HARVEY HODGE, age 21, of Oklahoma City was knocked from his bicycle by an automobile Tuesday night and died hours later.
MINNIE MAUDE SMITH vs. H. A. PRUITT, doing business as Pruitts, personal damage.
MURTORA vs. WILLIAM ‘WILLIE’ ABRAMS, divorce.
CHARLES vs. JACQUETA BATSON, divorce.
Marriage licenses: GUY H. COUCH age 20 of Wilson and HAZEL MAE SMITH age 18 of Dillard; CLINTON ALEXANDER age 24 and LOIS KINCHLOE of Wilson; J. J. LYLES age 21 and RUBY WHITEHEAD age 18 of Fort Worth; FINIS MCCLENDON age 21 and EVELYN PAULINE THOMPSON age 18 of Healdton; THOMAS JASPER COLLIS age 33 of Wortham, Texas, and Mrs. LOLA GARNAND age 31 of Ardmore; CAROL DIOTTE age 24 and LOUISE HELBACH age 29 of Ardmore.
Thursday, July 6, 1939
Death of Negro Cleared Up
The mystery of the highway death of more than three years ago of HERMAN BIKES, age 50, a Tatums negro, was cleared up Wednesday afternoon when TOM CARTER, 33, negro, told ALVIN RATLIFF, county attorney, and BILL RATLIFF, deputy sheriff, who has worked on the case since Bikes’ broken body was found, that he was the driver of the car that struck the victim. He pleaded guilty to second degree manslaughter and was fined $100 and costs by MARVIN SHILLING, county judge. Bikes’ body, badly cut and bruised, was in a ditch near the road. Officers decided he had met death by being struck by a hit and run driver… near the body, officers found liquor bottles. .. Carter stated that he was carrying some passengers from a picnic home and that Bikes walking ahead of him on a downhill road suddenly stepped from the roadside into the path of his car.
Ringling, July 6:
FRANKLIN C. HARRIS, a farmer-stockman, who resided a few miles south of Ringling, succumbed Sunday morning at his home from a heart attack. He was in failing health for some time. He was on the streets of Ringling Saturday afternoon, seemingly in the best of spirits. He was 62 years of age and came to this section about 35 years ago. He married Miss MYRTLE EPPERSON in 1895 and to this union three girls were born. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. RUTH HOPKINS and Mrs. MARIE HAMMONS; and two brothers, BILL and LON HARRIS. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. TERRY MORRIS at the Holiness church in Ringling, Monday, July 3. Interment was in the Hewitt cemetery near Wilson arranged by Dale funeral home of Healdton.
Old Settler Visits
Mrs. A. B. WHITE, husband and daughters MARY and WANDA and a niece, Mrs. LETHA SKELTON, all of Clovis, New Mexico were Ringling visitors. Mrs. White will be remembered as Miss GERTRUDE OFORD/OXFORD but married since moving to New Mexico and has reared her family there. They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. GRAVELLY of the Claypool community.
Mrs. CLYDE BARNES, who was Miss RUBYE HOLLOWAY before her recent marriage, was honored with a post-nuptial shower with Mrs. L. R. RAMSEY as hostess.
Friday, July 7, 1939
W. B. WEAVER
Duncan, July 7: W. B. WEAVER, age 73, deputy U. S. marshal at Ardmore before statehood, died at his home north of Duncan last night. At one time he was a city councilman at Chickasha. Survivors include his widow; five children, W. H. WEAVER of Altus, Mrs. R. F. SMITH of Come, Colorado; Mrs. M. W. JONES of Pampa, Texas, Mrs. JUNE HILTON and Mrs. THORA HILL of Chickasha. The funeral services will be held at Chickasha.
ELLA vs. W. E. HOLMES, divorce.
RUTH vs. ALFRED T. WILLIAMSON, divorce.
Sunday, July 9, 1939
Healdton, June 8:
Brothers Passes Away
SAM BURKHALTER, who resides west of town, was called to Oklahoma City Monday by the death of his brother, JOE BURKHALTER, age 63, who was killed by an automobile on a downtown street in Oklahoma City,
Funeral services were held at the Holiness church in Ringling Monday for FRANKLIN C. HARRIS, pioneer resident of the community and well known farmer-stockman, who passed away Sunday. Rev. TERRY MORRIS conducted services with burial in the Hewitt cemetery arranged by Dale funeral home. Pallbearers: WILSON HOWARD, LEONARD PEMBERTON, BUCK STROUD, TROY CHILDRESS, W. W. MILLS and HENRY HAMMOND. Franklin C. Harris was born in Arkansas, Dec. 13, 1876 and died July 2, 1939 at age of 62. He was a member of the Apostolic church and had resided in the community over 30 years. Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Mrs. ALEX HAMMOND of Ringling and Mrs. E. P. HOPKINS of Healdton.
Davis, July 8:
B. B. BAILY/BAILEY of Morgan, Texas, father of J. T. BAILY, who lives west of Davis, died last week at his home. Burial was at Koppert(?), Texas. He was 89 years old and had been an active farmer until a few years ago. He leaves one son and three daughters, J. T. BAILY of Davis, Miss BELL BAILY of Morgan, Texas, Mrs. KIMBAL/KIMBALL/KIMBELL of Kopperl(?), Texas, and Mrs. BUSH of Blume, Texas; and other relatives. Attending the funeral from Davis were Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Baily, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. BAILY/BAILEY, and W. I. JOHNSON.
BILLY JACK LUCAS, age 12, of Weslaco, Texas, died following an operation for appendicitis recently. He was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. KENNEDY of Davis. His mother is the former ANNA FAY KENNEDY. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. LUCAS and a brother, JOHN SANFORD LUCAS. The funeral held at Ralls, Texas, was attended by Mr. and Mrs. HARVE KENNEDY and Mrs. ROSS CARNES of Davis and Mrs. M. L. EATON of Oklahoma City, relatives of the deceased.
JESS H. RAMSEY gave up his position as mail carrier on west route out of Davis last Monday. He was succeeded by BILL POE of Hennepin who got the contract by competitive bid. The route extends from Davis to Hennepin and Tatums.
Funeral services were held at Green Hill cemetery at Davis for Mrs. MOLLIE BURKHART, age 54, wife of W. L. BURKHART. She spent all of her life in Murray County. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. ALLEN GORDENHART of Tarsin, Texas, Mrs. MAE BELL RUSS of Coalgate and Mrs. IRENE FRAZIER of Sulphur; four sons, E. G., J. C. and E. D. BURKHART of Davis and C. C. BURKHART of Sulphur. Frier funeral home had charge.
Ringling, July 8:
Funeral service was held at the Ringling Baptist church Wednesday, July 5, by Rev. C. O. BIGBIE of the church for JAMES LEE HOUSTON, who died at his home here, July 3, after an extended illness. He was born near Prairie hill, Missouri, Oct. 3, 1868, sixth child and sixth son of Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT G. HOUSTON. He married Miss CELIA MATILDA BAKER. To this union seven children were born, two of whom died in infancy. He joined the Methodist Church in 1901. Survivors include his wife; four sons, JAMES S., ROY G., RAYMOND H. and FRED S. HOUSTON, all of Houston; Mrs. ETHEL QUICK of Healdton; three sisters, Mrs. W. C. STIGALL of Moberly, Missouri, Mrs. B. F. JACKSON and Mrs. SALLY DUNN both of Salisbury, Missouri, and nine grandchildren. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery arranged by Collier Bros.
Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD MCINTIRE gave a surprise dinner Saturday, July 1, to honor Mrs. ELDON SINGLETON on her birthday and Mrs. Singleton’s parents Mr. and Mrs. OSCAR WARDEN on their 33rd wedding anniversary. Others attending were Eldon Singleton, Mr. and Mrs. WILLARD BAKER, Mrs. GERTRUDE RICH and her son JACKIE.
Tishomingo, July 8:
W. L. WINKLER, age 84, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. VERNA O’DELL, in Milburn, Friday evening, after two months of serious illness. He died of a paralytic stroke. He had been in ill health for the past two years. Mr. Winkler lived in Milburn over 40 years. His wife preceded him in death in 1928. Surviving are three children, Mrs. DORA SKINNER of Tishomingo, GEORGE WINKLER of Tishomingo, and Mrs. O’Dell, one brother, two sisters and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services were held in at the First Baptist Church in Tishomingo Sunday afternoon with Rev. W. I. LOWE, pastor, officiating.
Funeral services were held Wednesday for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. ELMER ALBES, who died at birth at Wapanucka, Tuesday, with Rev. Cartwright in charge of the service.
WILMOTH RIESINGER, age 40, died at his home in Tishomingo Thursday afternoon. He was the owner of the Town Tavern café. He was reported by friends as feeling well Thursday morning, but his wife said he went home a short time before his death, complaining he did not fell up to par. After he had been home a few minutes, he sent his wife for a doctor, but medical assistance came too late. An autopsy performed by Dr. R. V. MONTAGUE revealed that heart trouble was the cause of death. Rissinger had been bothered with recurrent heart attacks, his wife said. Surviving are his wife, one daughter Mrs. GERALDINE NICHOLS of the Bullard Chapel community; one adopted son, BILLIE JOE; two grandchildren, his father J. H. RIESINGER; two sisters Mrs. FLORENCE BROWNLEE of Tishomingo and Mrs. DREAMER HOBBS of Henryetta. Funeral services were held at the Condon Grove cemetery with Rev. Hobbs of Ada in charge. Interment was directed by Chapman funeral home. Riesinger was a resident of Johnston County all his life.
In a quiet ceremony, July 2, at the Baptist parsonage, Miss ZULA MCGILL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MCGILL of north of Tishomingo, became the bride of GLEN LOCKE of Mountain View, Okla. Rev. W. I. LOWE officiated. Mr. Locke is an adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. COX, north of Tishomingo and is a graduate of 1935 Tishomingo senior class.
Shawnee Man Passes Here
Funeral services for WALTER F. TINSLEY, age 32, Shawnee newspaperman, were held at Shawnee Saturday. Mr. Tinsley, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. TINSLEY of 601 B NW, died at his parents’ home Friday after a year’s illness. He came to Ardmore in January from Shawnee where he was connected with the Shawnee News in the advertising department. He had been in ill health for six months prior to his coming to Ardmore. He is survived by his parents; two brothers, EDGAR TINSLEY of Ardmore and CECIL TINSLEY of the Register at Gainesville, Texas; his wife ERMA and young daughter NANCY; four sisters, Miss ELTORI TINSLEY of Oklahoma City, Miss EDNA TINSLEY, Miss RUTH TINSLEY and Mrs. LAWSON GORDON, all of Ardmore. Harvey Bros. transported the body to Shawnee for service. Mrs. Tinsley is a well known resident of Shawnee where her family has resided for years. Tinsley formerly lived at Gainesville, Texas.
Monday, July 10, 1939
Love County Boy Drowns
Ardmore firemen with their rescue equipment aided in the recovery late Sunday afternoon of the body of BILLY FLOYD, age 16, son of MYRON FLOYD, Love County farmer, from Red River under the old toll bridge south and east of Marietta. JOHN MOORE, the fire chief, said the boy with six others was swimming in the river and became exhausted. He was in the water several hours before the body was recovered from near the center of the stream.
R. L. WHITSON vs. CORA PITTMAN WHITSON, divorce.
Marriage Licenses: EARL TROUT age 23 of Clemscot and REETA FERGUSON age 21 of McMann; EULIS PARKER age 24 and WILLIE DUDLEY age 20 of Ardmore.
Tuesday, July 11, 1939
JO vs. A. C. BRIDGES, divorce.
Marriage licenses: ALGIE HUNT age 68 and Mrs. MARY RILLIE age 44 both of Ardmore; DAVID G. TUCK age 36 of Spartanburg, S. C., and ANNIE O. HENDERSON age 25 of Fort Worth; E. B. LOWE 47 and Mrs. LEXIE BELL RECTOR age 31 of Oklahoma City.
Wednesday, July 12, 1939
Funeral services for Mrs. CORE E. WATSON, age 76, who died at her home 10th & L Sts. NW, Tuesday afternoon, were to be held at the Harvey Bros. chapel Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. C. WILSON of the Carter Ave. Methodist Church. Interment is to be in Rose Hill cemetery. Bearers: J. R. WILLIAMS, SI BUSH, PAUL BIXBY, JESSE MASON, JOHN ATKINSON, and W. T. WILLIAMS. Survivors include five sons, DAVE P. WATSON of Ardmore, WALTER WATSON of Mountainair, N. M., JOE, JAMES, and WILLIS WATSON all of Ardmore; four grandchildren, CORA C. BULLARD of Mountainair, N. M., JOE W. WATSON, FARREL and MICKEY WATSON all of Ardmore and a nephew, J. B. WATSON of Mountainair, N. M.
VELVA vs. NOLAN H. SMITH, divorce.
Thursday, July 13, 1939
Durwood Man Passes Away
Funeral services for EHRET EDWIN PARK, resident of the Durwood community who died at his home Wednesday night, are to be held at the Nelda cemetery Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. WILLIE MILBURN of Provence. Burial arranged by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: W. HENDERSON, C. E. MCKEY, TOM HAUSER, E. V. PRUITT, DELL LAMBERT and WILLIE KING. Survivors include his widow, the former Miss RUBY HANEY to whom he was married at Durwood Nov. 6, 1910; one daughter RUBY PARK; five sons, EMMETT PARK, CHESNEY PARK, MONROE PARK, GEORGE PARK and E. E. PARK Jr.; all of Durwood; three sisters Mrs. VERNIE DYER of Pittsburg, Mrs. BERTHA RAMSEY of Nevada, Texas, and Mrs. WINNIE ALLEN OF Wesley; and three brothers, W. L. PARK of Durant, MELVIN PARK of Pittsburg and W. H. PARK of Nevada, Texas. Park was born in Kentucky, Oct. 27, 1889 and moved to southern Oklahoma shortly after statehood. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness church and a member of the Woodmen of the Year since he was 18 years old. He had been ill for seven years.
Friday, July 14, 1939
RUTH vs. L. C. GIDDENS, divorce.
Sunday, July 16, 1939
L. T. Burton
L. T. BURTON Sr., age 59, for 25 years the operator of the Burton funeral home at Marietta, died at his home Saturday evening, following a heart attack. Mr. Burton had been in ill health for a year and had spent most of the time the last five months in bed. Funeral services with Harvey Bros. of Ardmore in charge will be held Sunday afternoon in Marietta with Rev. C. C. PUCKETT officiating, assisted by Rev. JAMES V. GRAY and Rev. OSCAR ELLI. Burial will be at Lakeview cemetery in Marietta. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. LULU BURTON; sons, SELZ BURTON of Chase, Kansas, L. T. Burton Jr. and WENDLE/WENDELL BRUTON of Marietta; two grandsons, MILTON WARD BURTON and LON ALLISON BURTON; one sister Mrs. GEORGE BECK of Waco, Texas.
Young Man Dies Under Train
HAROLD EUGENE HENDERSON, age 25, of Drumright was instantly killed when he fell beneath the wheels of the north bound Santa Fe freight train near the water tank in the Santa Fe yards at 7 p.m. Friday night. Henderson sought to swing aboard the train, his foot was dragged under the trucks and the wheels passed over his body. Harvey Bro. prepared the body for shipment to Cushing and funeral services are to be held at Oilton where his parents live. His father came to Ardmore Friday night and accompanied the body back to Oilton. Henderson had been employed in the Illinois oil fields and had come to Ardmore on an unsuccessful search for other work.
Healdton, July 15
Funeral services were held at the West Main Church of Christ Tuesday for GUY MCCANNE, age 32, former resident of Healdton, who died following five months illness. CLYDE C. CORNER of the Wilson Church of Christ conducted the service, assisted by ROY COGDILL, evangelist in the Church of Christ. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Collier Bro. Pallbearers: R. E. VICKERY, A. W. SHAVER, FRED MASSAD, CLARENCE ALLEN, W. H. ERVIN, and GENE VICKERY. McCanne was born may 4, 1907 and became a member of the Church of Christ at age 14. He resided here for years. He is survived by his daughter EVELYN JOYCE of Hobbs, N. M., his mother, Mrs. T. P. MCCANNE; brothers and sisters, Mrs. WALTER PITTMAN of Healdton, Mrs. W. A. PRYOR of Idabel, Mrs. D. J. SALKILL of Waurika, Mrs. R. W. BOONE of Kilgore, Texas, FRED of Eldorado, Ark., and E. E. of Alvord, Texas. His father, T. P. MCCANNE, passed away in 1937.
Mrs. Couch’s Brother Dies
Mrs. W. R. COUCH and son HORACE were called to Lockney, Texas, Wednesday, to attend the funeral of her brother, JONATHAN NICHOLS. Funeral services were held Thursday. He lived here at one time.
Marietta, July 15:
Funeral at Chickasha
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Chickasha for JIM BOND, Grady county sheriff and brother of R. T. BOND of Marietta. He, who served as peace officer of his county for years, passed away Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. BOND and Mrs. FLOYD MAHANEY of this city attended the funeral.
The Greenville School will open the fall term Monday, July 21 according to TOM REID, superintendent. Other faculty members: ORAL JENKINS, FLORA DRAM, Mrs. TOM REID, ALICE HULL, Mrs. VICTOR THOMAS, EDITH WALTON and Mrs. VELMA JONES.
Thackerville Man Dies
Funeral services were held at Thackerville Friday afternoon for ELISHA MADISON SMITH, age 82, pioneer citizen of the county. He passed away at the family home there early Thursday morning, heart attack. He had been in poor health for some months. He was well known in Love County, an active member of the Masonic lodge. Burial was in Mt. Zion cemetery arranged by Burton funeral home. Survivors include six sons, JOHN, GEORGE, HENRY, FRANK and DANIEL of Thackerville and WILLIAM in Texas, and two daughters ARA RICE of Walters and EDNA PIERCE of Creek/Cheek.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. ADCOCK of Thackerville announce the marriage of their daughter, FRANCES, to J. C. LIDDELL Jr. of Thackerville. The ceremony was Nov. 11, 1938 at the home of Rev. S. B. FIGHT of the First Baptist Church of Purcell. She graduated from Thackerville high school and attended O.U. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN C. LIDDELL Sr., graduating from Thackerville high school in 1936 and attended O.U., will fill his position on the Thackerville high school faculty.
Funeral services were held for BILLIE FRANKLIN FLOYD, age 15, at the Thackerville school auditorium Monday afternoon, conducted by Bro. OSCAR ELLISON of the Thackerville Church of Christ. The boy drowned in Red River Sunday afternoon while swimming with six other boys. … Burial was at Mt. Zion cemetery at Thackerville. Pallbearers: ART BONDS, RAY DAUGHERTY, MACK LONG, LINDSAY BONDS, CLINT GRAHAM and O. JONES. Survivors include his parents Mr. and Mrs. M. S. FLOYD and other relatives.
Ringling, July 15:
HASKELL RAMSEY of Cornish and Miss JOAN CARROLL of Grand Saline, Texas, were married at the home of the bride at Grand Saline, Saturday, July 9. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. CARROLL of Grand Saline. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. RAMSEY of Cornish and reared here and attended Ringling high school. Their romance began a year ago when she visited her uncle, BOB CARROLL, here. They will make their home in Cornish.
Mrs. BILL SINGLTON, nee Miss EMMAGENE JOBE, was feted with a post-nuptial shower Monday in the Tarr home in Ringling with Mrs. IMOGENE TARR as hostess.
CURTIS LEON ARMSTRONG, two day old son of Mr. and Mrs. MAURICE ARMSTRONG, passed away July 9. Interment was in the Hewitt cemetery arranged by Dale funeral home.
SYLVIA DAWN is the name chosen by Mr. and Mrs. LAWRENCE ALBRITTON for their daughter who arrived at their home in Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4. The mother is the former Miss MERL HAMILTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. HAMILTON of Ringling.
The hearts of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. COALY of Mountain Home community were made glad when their children met at their home for a family reunion July 8. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE COALY and daughter PAULINE of Fox; Mr. and Mrs. SCOTT SULLIVAN and sons BOBBY JOE and G. V. of Penwell, Texas, Mrs. EVILLE HICKS and daughter EARLINE, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLIE COALY and children, FLOYD ADRIAN, MELBA JEAN and JOY DENISS. This is the first reunion they have had in years.
Tishomingo, July 15:
Mrs. Bettinger Dies
Mrs. JOE BETTINGER died Monday at her home in Bromide. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Bromide with Mr. NELSON, minister of the Church of Christ at Mead, in charge. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery directed by Chapman funeral home. Mrs. Bettinger is survived by her husband and 11 children. She was a well known and respected citizen.
Davis, July 15;
Pioneer Resident Dies
Mrs. J. R. HIX, a resident of Murray County for 40 years, died in an Oklahoma City hospital last Wednesday following a lingering illness. The body was brought to Davis and interment was in Green Hill cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. She is survived by her husband, J. R. HIX, five sons, SAME and FLOYD HIX of Davis, ROY HIX of Dougherty, GEORGE HIX of Hopeville, California, and J. B. HIX of Sunshine, and two daughters, Mrs. AUDIE DEEN of Fort Arbuckle and Mrs. RUBY ELMORE of Sulphur.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN GREER announce the arrival of their second son last Friday, named HOUSEN BERDELL. He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER GREER of Davis.
BOB PETERMAN of Davis and Miss ANNABELL POPE of Hennepin were married last week at Edmond with Rev. M. E. RAMEY, Baptist pastor, officiating. Mr. and Mrs. JOE GOLD of Oklahoma City were witnesses. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. POPE of Hennepin where she attended school. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. PETERMAN and was reared in Davis where he graduated from high school. He has been an employee of the Milner bakery for years.
Monday, July 17, 1939
Mrs. FLORA WILEY, wife of AUSTIN WILEY, widely known southern Oklahoma woman, died at Berwyn Monday morning after an illness of eight years. She was born at Tupelo, Nov. 14, 1907. Funeral services are to be held at the Methodist Church at Berwyn Tuesday afternoon conducted by the pastor Rev. H. B. WILSON. Burial in the Berwyn cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Bearers: CLAUDE A. DILLON, BUSTER DILLON, JOHN ROSE, CECIL CROSBY, MILBURN SIMMONS and JOHN SAMPLEY. Survivors include her husband; son IRVING AUSTIN WILEY of Berwyn; sister, GLADYS MOORE of Sherman, Texas; three brothers, ALBERT, RALPH and J. D. MOORE of Panhandle, Texas; her parents T. D. MOORE of Panhandle, Texas, and Mrs. WILLIE WATSON of Sherman, Texas, her parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. WILEY of Berwyn. She married Austin Wiley at Springer in 1928 and was active in the Methodist church at Berwyn.
PEARL DAVIS vs. BEN DAVIS, divorce.
Marriage licenses: BILL JONS of Provence and CASSIE MCCAROLEY of Ardmore; HOMER LISMEN of Caddo and FRANCES CUBLEY of Armstrong; GEORGE H. HERR of Houston, Texas, and AMALESE GOUGH of Beaumont, Texas; T. R. CLARK and INA MAE MARRION of Dallas, Texas; RUBEN HARAMANN of Stafford, Kansas, and MARY LOUISE WHITE of Dallas, Texas.
Wilson, July 17:
J. B. RROST
J. B. FROST of Bryon/Bryan, Texas, who has been ill at the home of his sister Mrs. J. A. FINLEY, died there Friday, July 8. Services were held Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Wilson with Rev. EUAL LAWSON preaching the sermon. Members of the Masonic lodge had graveside rites. JAMES BRANTON FROST was born in Williamson County, Texas, March 4, 1886. He lived in Wilson and neighborhood until he was transferred to Texas in 1927. He is survived by his wife, daughter GUENOLA and son JAMES B. Jr. of the home address; five sisters, Mrs. F. A. FINLEY of Wilson, Mrs. S. K. LOCKHARD of Gainesville, Texas, Mrs. E. E. EVERETTE of LaMesa, Texas, Mrs. W. A. HESTER of Tecumseh, and Mrs. R. B. RAMSEY of Bartlett, Texas;two brothers, GEORGE FROST of Brownstown, Illinois, and HENRY FOST of Wilson. All of the relatives were present except Mrs. R. B. Ramsey. Interment was in the Hewitt cemetery arranged by Richeson funeral home.
Miss HAZEL SMITH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. SMITH of Dillard, and CHARLES COUCH, son of Mr. and Mrs.GUY COUCH of Fox, were married at the Dillard Methodist parsonage Monday, July 3, by Rev. MONROE WRIGHT. They will live in Wilson where he is employed by Hudson-Houston Lumber Co.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. HORN, who live west of Wilson, announced the marriage of their daughter, MODINE, to R. V. HERRELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. WES HERRELL. They were married by Rev. ROBERT NICHOLS of the Assembly of God church. They will make their home in Wilson.
Tuesday, July 18, 1939
Tribute Paid Berwyn Girl
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Berwyn Monday afternoon for BETTY JUEL HOY, age 14, Berwyn school girl who died here early Monday. Rev. H. B. WILSON officiated and burial was in the Berwyn cemetery, arranged by Harvey Bros. funeral home. Bearers: PAUL GILLESPIE, PRESTON BROCK, W. C. CROW, CLIFFORD AKERS and JOE NEAL MAXEY. Survivors include the parents Mr. and Mrs. W. W. HOY, and two sisters, VERTA LOU and BILLIE BARBARA HOY, all of Berwyn.
Eastern Star Burial
With the Ardmore Order of the Eastern Star in charge of services, funeral rites were conducted at Rose Hill cemetery here Monday afternoon for Miss PEARL CONLEY, age 61, who shoe died at her home in Louisville, Colorado, July 11. Burial was made beside her father who died here years ago. Harvey Bros. had charge.
Tribute Paid Ardmore Man
Funeral services for CAL EDWARD MCCLAINE/MCCLAIN, age 89, who died at his home, 606 Park St. SE, Tuesday afternoon, are to be held at the Rose Hill cemetery Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. O. GASH of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, arranged by Harvey Bros. Bearers: CLAUD PISTOLE, NEWT BURKETT, C. C. HATHCOCK, CHARLES RUTLEDGE, E. S. WILLIAMS and JOE TAYLOR. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. DOSHIA MCCLAINE; sons JOHN and BUDDY MCCLAINE, both of Ardmore; four daughters, ELLEN JORDAN of Fort Worth, LILLY JORDAN of Ardmore, VINORIA SCOGGINS of Lake View, California, and RUTH MAE SCOTT of Ardmore; 29 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Wednesday, July 19, 1939
City Woman Passes Away in Wichita
Mrs. JOHN WHITEMAN, prominent Ardmore woman and resident of this city for many years, died early Wednesday in Wichita, Kansas, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. THERON HINSHAW and her husband, Dr. Hinshaw. The body is being returned to Ardmore for burial. Services will be Friday at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. HORACE CASEY in charge of the rites. Commitment at Rose Hill cemetery will be beside her husband who died several years ago. Other details of the funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mrs. Whiteman was ill since last November. She came here as a young woman and was teaching Latin in the Ardmore high school at time of her marriage. A charter member of the Ryonis Club, which she served as president, Mrs. Whiteman was also a member of the Ladies of the Leaf, pioneer literary club of the city and headed the financial campaign for the YWCA drive to raise money for the new building. Besides her daughter, she is survived by her son, JOHN RICHARD WHITEMAN, who graduated in June from Rice Institute at Houston, Texas.
Marietta, July 19: Funeral services for DALE WILSON, age 21, popular young Marietta man, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident near Cromwell in west Texas yesterday while returning home from a trip to Carlsbad Caverns, are to be held at the family residence this afternoon. OSCAR ELLISON, minister in the Church of Christ, will conduct the service with interment in Lake View cemetery arranged by Burton funeral home. The youth finished Marietta high school in 1937 and lived here all his life. He was engaged to marry Miss OPAL NEWELL of Durant. Survivors include his parents Mr. and Mrs. E. R. WILSON of Marietta; four brothers, EM, MELVIN, DAVID and HOWARD WILSON all of Marietta, three sisters Mrs. FRED BILLINGSLEY, Mrs. W. T. BATSON, and Mrs. ROY LEE COCHRAN of Marietta; five nieces and nephews; the following aunts and uncles, LEE ASKEW, ROSCOE ASKEW, JULIUS ASKEW, and BILL WILSON all of Marietta, Mrs. COLLIE LAMBERT of Albuquerque, N. M., Mrs. WILLIE BLACKBURN of Wilson and MARION WILSON of Texas. The accident occurred when the automobile in which he was riding with another Marietta youth, W. J. MCMEANS, hit a bridge abutment near Cromwell, Texas yesterday morning.
Former City Man Perishes
D. APPLETON, age about 38, whose home is in Sanger, Texas, was burned to death in an explosion on the Santa Fe railroad automatic signal tower at Fair Plains siding, five miles north of Gainesville, Texas, Tuesday afternoon. The body was seen from a nearby highway by tow women who reported it to police. Officers found the body, back down, all clothes burned off. There was evidence in the signal motor of an explosion. Appleton was the maintenance man for signals between Sanger and Red River. His wife, a son age 13, and daughter age 9, were on a vacation trip to Newton, Texas. Appleton came to Sanger in 1936 from Ardmore where he had lived 10 years. He had been employed on the Santa Fe RR for 17 years. An inquest will be held at Gainesville.
Tribute Paid to JOHN W. TERRY
Funeral services for JOHN WESLEY TERRY, age 39, who died here Wednesday after a 11 day illness, are to be held at Springer Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. W. HANKS of Wilson. Burial in the Springer cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Bearers, all of whom were associated with Terry at Springer school: H. H. HOWARD, H. F. SPENCE, JESSE POGUE, HASKELL AMOS, ELVIN KYLE and JOHN DOGGETT. Terry, a bus driver for the Springer school, is survived by four daughters, Mrs. FRANCES BEARD, THEOPA TERRY, IMOGENE TERRY, VIRGINIA TERRY and son KENNETH TERRY, all of Springer; his parents Mr. and Mrs. S. W. TERRY of Springer; four sisters and four brothers. His wife, Mrs. GERTRUDE TERRY, died in 1931. Terry was born in Stonewall, Texas, Oct. 29, 1899 and lived at Springer most of his life.
Marriage license issued to: A. J. MITCHELL and LOUISE LLOYD or Ardmore, applied for by Lois Mitchell.
Friday, July 21, 1939
Well Known City Woman Passes Away
Mrs. JOSEPH SYLVESTER MULLEN died of a heart affliction in Ardmore late Friday night. Mr. Mullen was 62 years of age and was born ADA MAURER at Boggy Depot near Atoka. She was educated at St Mary’s in Denison, Texas and at Kidd-Key at Sherman, Texas. She was a pianist of ability and had a singing voice of charming resonance. On her mother’s side, Mrs. Mullen was a descendant of PUCK-SHE-NUBBEEE, a famous chief of the Choctaws in Mississippi prior to the tribe’s removal west. On her father’s side, she was of French descent, her father being born in Alsace-Lorraine, France. One of her progenitors on that side was De Maurier, one of the marshals of France under Napoleon. Forty years ago, she married J. S. MULLEN and from there were born and now living here in Ardmore three sons, J. S. Jr., HAROLD and WALTER L. The family has… lived in the same city block for 35 years. The family is widely known throughout Oklahoma. … The funeral will be held in the Catholic church, of which she was a member, Saturday morning. Pallbearers: Dr. J. H. CARLOCK, JOHN L. SIMPSON, senator JOE B. THOMPSON, CHARLES L. ANDERSON, W. HENRY POTTERF, JULIUS LEDERMAN, WILLIAM W. POTTER and GERALD MOBLEY. Rosary devotions will be held at the Harvey Bros. chapel Friday evening at 8:00.
W. C. WRIGHT Acquires Farm
MILLARD WISDOM, formerly of Springer, is no longer a Carter County citizen. He is now in Wynnewood in Garvin County. His farm of 180 acres, where he lived and raised wheat for 31 years, is now the property of W. C. WRIGHT of Ardmore. Wisdom purchased 10 acres at Wynnewood and everything paid for and has a savings account… to show for 62 years of work in the Ardmore area.
Sunday, July 23, 1939
Mrs. NANCY MAY WHITEHEAD, wife of JOHN WHITEHEAD, an Ardmore police officer and member of a prominent southern Oklahoma family, died yesterday afternoon at her home, 707 F St SE. Christian Science funeral services are to be conducted this afternoon at Harvey Bros. chapel with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. Bearers of the body: WALTER GANT, JOHN SNEED, HARDY MURPHY, HOMER MEANS, ELMER BYRD, VIRIGL SHORT and GEORGE DAVIS. Survivors are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. LAURA GREEN of Texas, Mrs. PEARL GILBERT of Coleman, Texas, and Mrs. ORA MARTIN of Texas; one brother, TOM ROBINSON of Brownsville, Texas, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. HAZEL WHITEHEAD of McAlester and a grandson, JERRY ROBERT WHITEHEAD of Coleman. Mrs. Whitehead was born in Texas May 13, 1875 and lived in Ardmore for many years.
Miami Youth Dies of Spinal Injury
Miami, July 22: Fifteen year old WALTER UTSLER died of a spinal injury that he received when he dived in shallow water in the Neosho River July 12. He died in a Miami hospital.
Tishomingo, July 22:
Mrs. Gilliam Passes
MOLLIE C. GILLIAM, age 76, a resident of Tishomingo since 1899, died at St. Anthony’s hospital at Oklahoma City Tuesday morning. She had been in poor health for some time. Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. S. A. PUCKETT of Marietta. Interment was in the Tishomingo cemetery. Pallbearers: CHARLES DRY, CLARENCE RAWLS, H. WHITE, BILL WHITE, MEAD MARCHMAN and BOOTS ROAN. Mrs. Gilliam was the mother of CHARLES GILLIAM, well known in county and state political circles, who once served as county sheriff. She is also survived by two grandsons, JACK GILLIAM and WALTER GILLIAM and a granddaughter VERNA MAE GILLIAM. Among those present at the funeral were LYNN COLBERT of Duncan who made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Gilliam when he was a youth; Mr. and Mrs. JOE GILLIAM of Norman, Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT MCFARLAND of Chandler, JAY NANCE and TED CORNELL of Oklahoma City, Mrs. LULA DUNN and Mrs. JOHN GLENN of Madill
M. G. PARKEY
M. G. PARKEY, age 80, died at his home hear Saturday afternoon, critically ill for only a week. Funeral services were held Sunday at the First Methodist Church at Tishomingo with Rev. A. H. OGLE, pastor, officiating. Interment in the city cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Surviving are his wife, and seven children; five sons, IKE PARKEY of Collin Co., Texas, NED PARKEY of Fort Worth, JACK PARKEY of Dallas, TAYLOR PARKERY of Granite, and GEE PARKEY of Tishomingo; two daughters, Mrs. L. R. HARBERT of Tishomingo and Mrs.G. F. COOPER of Birmingham, Alabama, all attended the funeral except Mrs. Cooper. Mr. Parkey came to Tishomingo 22 years ago from Texas. He was born in Tennessee but came to Texas when nine years old. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. MAE PERRY
Mrs. MAE PERRY, age 31, died Monday at the Talihina tuberculosis sanitarium. Mrs. Perry lived at Connerville. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the High Hill church, conducted by Rev. RUBE ANDERSON. Interment was in the High Hill cemetery. Surviving are five children, three sons and two daughters, and one sister, Mrs. WINNIE PERRY of Connerville. Mrs. Perry was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. ODE SMITH of Reagan announces the marriage of her daughter, Miss WILMA SMITH to ALTON DEAVER of Ravia. JOHN J. STOBAUGH officiated the ceremony. The bride attended Tishomingo high school. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. DEAVER of Ravia.
Marietta, July 22:
Burneyville School to Open
Burneyville school will open Monday, July 24. Faculty: Mrs. BRIGHAM, primary; Miss BLANQUITA RAGSDALE, 3rd and 4th; PRICE TOWNSEND, 5th and 6th grades; W. B. MILLER, 7th and 8th grades and high school math; Mrs. PRICE TOWNSEND, English; EMERSON HYMAN, history, and BEN SCOTT, science.
Miss JUDITH BLACK left for Herman’s Hospital in Houston, Texas to undergo a major operation. She is manager of the OG&E office in Marietta. Word was received here by her brothers, IRBY and SAM, that she is doing as well as could be expected.
Fire Destroys Home
Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the home of WILL SMITH here Monday, located in the northwest part of town.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the First Methodist Church for Mrs. MARY EMOLINE O’DELL. She had lived in Love County more than 30 years. She was 79 years of age. Rev. A. W. PUCKETT of the Methodist Church conducted the service with burial in Lake View cemetery arranged by Burton funeral home. Survivors include five sons, ANDY, RIELY, JOE, ERNEST and LON; three daughters, Mrs. LOMA FREEMAN, Mrs. RUBY MCNATT, and Mrs. ELL HALLUM.
Funeral services were conducted last Friday morning at Chickasha for JIM BOND, Grady County sheriff for 14 years, and brother of R. T. BOND of Marietta. Attending the funeral from here: Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Bond, CECIL BOND, Miss GERALDINE BOND, Mrs. FLOYD MAHANEY and daughter SUE ROYCE, HUBERT ANDEREWS and PAUL PUCKETT.
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER PATTON announce the marriage of their daughter FRANCES to CLYDE RHODES of Marietta. They were marriedat the home of OSCAR ELLISON, minister in the Church of Christ.
Mrs. TOMMIE ALEXANDER had her son, BOBBIE LEE SIMMONS, operated on at the Crippled Children’s hospital in Oklahoma City. He will be in a cast for several weeks.
Ardmore Girl To Become Bride
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES HERMAN EVERETT of 815 Bixby, announce the engagement of their daughter Miss ANNE CORDELIA EVERETT, to OTTO FRANKLIN BAUMGARTNER of Salina,Kansas. Miss Everett had taught in the Salina schools for the past three years and formerly taught in Ardmore and Coffeyville, Kansas. She attended Oklahoma Baptist U., at Shawnee and Kansas State College at Manhattan, Kansas.
Wheeler School to Open Summer Term
Wheeler consolidated school, one of the largest oil field systems in the state, will open its summer term tomorrow. CLYDE GARTELL, superintendent, announced that a two months summer term and a seven months winter term will be taught. Teachers: J. R. SPURLOCK, principal, English and history; Mrs. PEARSON, music and 8th grade; Miss GLADYS KIMBRELL, 6th & 7th grades; Miss FANNIE HUNTER, 4th & 5th grades; Miss KLOHRINE LAMB, 2nd & 3rd grades; Miss ANN WHITE, primary.
Davis, July 22:
I. W. SANDERS of Davis passed away at his home last Tuesday following a stroke of paralysis sustained several days ago. He was born in Collinsville, Texas, May 10, 1870. He was a member of the church there which his grandfather organized, and some 40 years ago, he moved to Davis and united with the church here. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Baptist Church with Rev. W. LEE RECTOR of Ardmore officiating, assisted by Rev. C. R. MCCLELLAND. Hutchins funeral home had charge. Pallbearers: P. T. FRANCIS, OTTO BOYTE, ED PETERMAN, CHARLES DICKSON, ANDY LYLES and J. H. HUTCHINS. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. OSCAR POLK and Mrs. HARRIS COZBY of McAllen, Texas; two granddaughters, DOROTHY DEAN POLK and Mrs. JACK NELSON of McAllen, Texas, two sisters, two brothers, and other relatives, all of whom attended the funeral.
Madill, July 22:
A self-inflicted bullet caused the death of HAZEL MALINDA SHERWOOD, age 18, who lived at McMillan. Her body was found in a canyon near the home of her brother, ERNEST SHERWOOD, late Monday with a bullet wound from a .22 rifle through her head. The gun was lying at her feet. Surviving are her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. A. SHERWOOD and eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. FERRELL BRIDGEMAN, Mrs. BERNICE MILLER, ERNEST, MARVIN, WOODY, WILLIE MAE and OLIVER SHERWOOD, all of McMillan, and JOHN SHERWOOD of Cache. Last rites were held at the Legate cemetery Tuesday afternoon with Rev. MCCLAIN of the Nazarene church in Madill officiating. Watts funeral home had charge.
Last rites were held Wednesday for JAMES A. FOSTER, age 44, at the Cumberland school. Foster was killed Tuesday when a tree fell on him near his home at Linn. He was taken immediately to the office of a local physician but he died of internal hemorrhage. Surviving are his widow; five children, ERNEST, DELBERT, OLENE, MARIE and ODESSA of the home; his mother Mrs. G. C. FOSTER of Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. LORA GLASS of Chickasha and Mrs. WALTER SMITHERS of Cumberland and one brother, JOE FOSTER of Hugo. GEORGE HENRY of Kingston conducted the service, directed by Watts funeral home.
LILLIE PALMER vs. CHARLES PALMER, divorce.
Marriage licenses: EARL DENTON of Ardmore and JEAN MARONNI of Los Angeles; ROBERT HARDY GRIFFEY and MARTHA MAY PRUITT of Oklahoma City; CLIFFORD C. JOHNSON of Marlow and MABEL LOUISE HOFFMAN of Ardmore.
Monday, July 24, 1939
Woman Dies at Graham
Carter County courthouse was closed Monday afternoon in order that officials might attend the funeral services at Graham for Mrs. TONY GRISHAM, stepmother of Mrs. R. D. ‘DOC’ PARRISH, whose husband is acounty commissioner. Mrs. Grisham side Sunday after an illness of several weeks.The services were held at the Graham Baptist Church Monday afternoon with burial in the Graham cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. funeral home of Healdton. Survivors include the stepdaughter, three brothers(?) GRAHAM GRISHAM of Graham, W. A. GRISHAM of Countyline and JIM GRISHAM of Littlefield, Texas.
Death Claims Educator
EDGAR LEE SMITH, age 42, former superintendent of Healdton school and of Marietta school, died at his home in Oklahoma City of heart disease Sunday morning. He was a member of the state high school inspectors staff and was due to visit Carter County rural high schools. Smith, with 18 years in Oklahoma school systems, was formerly head of Northeast Junior College at Miami for two years until he resigned a month ago to return to the state department. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Denton, Texas, with burial in a Denton cemetery. He was born in McKinney, Texas and came to Oklahoma in 1924 to become principal of an elementary school in Durant. .. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. EDITH SMITH; son JOHN LEE SMITH age 11, and daughter EDITH ANN SMITH age one year; his mother, Mrs. J. T. SMITH and brother W. C. SMITH both of Denton.
EURA BRISTOW vs. MIRDA BRISTOW, divorce.
D. B. JONES vs. GEORGE K. JONES, divorce.
MABEL HOOD vs. BOOKER T. HOOD, divorce.
CHARLES ASTON, a minor, by C. W. ASTON, his next friend, vs. MARME/MARINE(?) ASTON, annulment of marriage.
Marriage licenses: PAT SCOTT of Milo and SALLIE WARD of Newport; SANFORD COPELAND and ADA REED of Brock, applied for by Mrs. JESSIE COPELAND.
Tuesday, July 25, 1939
Marriage license: TOM MOORE of Abilene, Texas, and LOUISE EVELYN FREEMAN of Ardmore.
ADA LEA EMERSON vs. LESLIE EMERSON, divorce.
JACQUETTA BATSON vs. CHARLES E. BATSON, divorce.
CECIL FERGUSON vs. W. T. FERGUSON, divorce.
SUSIE PATTON vs. WILLIE PATTON, divorce.
Wednesday, July 26, 1939
Wilson, July 26:
Born to Mr. and Mrs. DEE SANDERS of the Bethel community, twins.
Funeral services were held in the Church of Christ in Wilson Saturday afternoon for FRANCES V. RUARK, who died in Kilgore, Texas, Wednesday, July 19. The services were conducted by Rev. WATERS, assisted by minister CLYDE CORNER. Mrs. Ruark was a former resident of Wilson community where she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. REX DOYLE, who recently moved to Illinois. Interment was in the Hewitt cemetery arranged by Richeson funeral home. Mrs. Ruark is survived by four daughters, Mrs. REX DOYLE of Altamont, Illinois; Mrs. R. E. THOMPSON of Kilgore, Texas, Mrs. M. C. BASLEY of Ila, Kansas, and Mrs. CLAUD MCCALLAHAN of Countyline; son M. RUARK of Dallas, Texas; a brother, N. M. BENNETT of Whitesboro, Texas, all of whom attended the funeral.
Marriage license: OTTO F. BAUMGARTNER of Salina, Kansas, and ANN C. EVERETT of Ardmore.
TESSIE ANDERSON vs. HAMPTON W. ANDERSON, divorce.
Thursday, July 27, 1939
Ringling, July 27:
Mrs. MARY JANE ABSHIRE passed away Friday, July 21, at the home of her son, W. J. ABSHIRE, who resides a few miles south of Ringling. She was 72 years of age and had resided in this section more than 50 years, married her late husband 46 years ago. Eleven children were born to this union, all of whom survive: J. R., S. A., J. H., and J. B. ABSHIRE, all of Ringling, C. P. and H. L. ABSHIRE of Orr, Mrs. BESSIE SCOGGINS of Orr, Mrs. BERTHA CROSS of Cache Creek, Mrs. LILLIE GARDNER of Weldon, Arizona, Mrs. BOB GARDENER of Ringling (eleventh name??). Mrs. Abshire was a member of the Baptist Church since 14 years of age. Rev. C. O. BIGBIE of Ringling conducted the funeral service at the Atlee cemetery arranged by Collier Bros.
An account of the reunion of the Cure-Stroud families recently held near Seymour, Texas, appeared in the Baylor County paper:
One of the finest and most successful family reunions every to be held at the Seymour park took place Saturday and Sunday among the Cure and Stroud families…coming from states of Washington, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas with a total of 160 relatives registered… The main honorees were Mr. and Mrs. W. A. CURE who live at Gilliland. Mrs. Cure is a sister of LUM STROUD of Ringling, Okla. Others from Ringling besides Mr. and Mrs. Lum Stroud were his sons, CECIL and BUCK with their families, Mr. and Mrs. WILL DAVIS, Mr. and Mrs. CAL DAVIS and Mr. and Mrs. BERT DILLON.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. TOM DORSETT met at their home in Ringling for a family reunion. Attending: the BUD JONES family of Gladewater, Texas, Miss DOVIE MASSEY of Greggton, Texas, the CLARENCE JOACHIN family of Walters, EDGAR DORSETT and daughter INEZ of Corpus Christi, Texas, the ELBERT SANDERS family of Quanah, Texas, the LEE DORSETT family of Ringling. On Sunday, the Dorsett family met with the TULLY family, who were Mrs. TOM DORSETT’S family in a reunion at Sulphur. Mrs. Dorsett met two sisters there whom she had not seen in 20 and 30 years.
Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR BUTLER and children of Oklahoma City are guests of relatives in Wilson and Cornish before moving to Illinois where Mr. Butler is employed with the Carter Oil Co. Mrs. Butler is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. HARRIS of the Cornish Children’s home.
Sunday, July 30, 1939
H. D. Galloway
H. D. GALLOWAY of Dallas, Texas, who was a printer employed on the Daily Ardmoreite from 1919 to 1921, died July 28 in the Union Printers’ Home at Colorado Springs, Colorado. He had been a sufferer of cancer for a number of months. Funeral will be held in Dallas Monday morning. Attending from here will be two brothers, C. O. GALLOWAY and C. A. GALLOWAY. A third brother, who also lives in Ardmore, W. A. GALLOWAY, will be unable to attend. Galloway was born Dec. 28, 1890. Surviving him are his wife and three children. Since leaving Ardmore, he was employed on the Dallas News and the Dallas Times-Herald.
Davis, July 29:
NATHAN GARNER, age 35, died suddenly last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. BATERSON. Burial was in Green Hill cemetery. Rev. LLOYD officiated. He was unmarried and his father died in April of this year.
ESTELLE FAY, age 8 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOE FIELDS of Davis, passed away in the Wynnewood clinic last Tuesday evening following an operation. Funeral services were held at the graveside arranged by Dunn funeral home.
Tishomingo, July 29:
Murl Askew Dies
MURL ASKEW, 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. ASKEW of Wapanucka, died Thursday morning at the Tishomingo hospital after an illness of typhoid fever. Funeral services were held at the auditorium of Wapanucka high school Thursday, with Rev. PALLAS JOHNSON of the Wapanucka Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Pallbearers were classmates of the Wapanucka graduating class of 1938. Surviving are his parents; a brother A. E. ASKEW of Wapanucka, a sister Mrs. C. A. EARHART of Pampa, Texas. He was a member of the Wapanucka softball team.
Miss WILMA SUE RAPER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. RAPER and HUGH HALEY were married May 2 while the she was visiting her parents at Granite. She is a graduate of Tishomingo high school and attended Murray State College and has been assistant county superintendent of Johnston County. Mr. Haley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. BEN HALEY of Tishomingo and a graduate of Tishomingo high school, employed by the U. S. Dept. of Animal Husbandry for 4 years. They will live in Tulsa.
Madill, July 29:
Funeral services fro ELLIS PADGETT of Oakland were held at the Church of Christ Monday afternoon. Padgett, age 43, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. EULA CAVENDER in Oakland. He was in ill health for years and had not been active for the past six months. Before that time, he was employed in an Oakland barber shop for years. Surviving are his daughter, VIRGINIA of Dallas, Texas, his mother, Mrs. SUSAN WATSON of Oakland, and his twin sister Mrs. ELMER PADGETT of Ardmore; two half-sisters Mrs. CAVENDER and Mrs. E. F. JOHNSON of Oakland; and two half-brothers, SAM WILSON of Ardmore and JOE WILSON of Hopeville, California.
Marriage licenses: JAMES R. SPURLOCK and MARY M. FOREMAN of Norman; RALPH B. WILLIAMS and BONNIE LOGAN of Oklahoma City.
Wilson, July 29:
Eighty-five members of the SHELLENBERGER family spent last Sunday at a family reunion at Lake Murray. Wilson members of the family attending were ROY SHELLENBERGER and S. C. SHELLENBERGER and their families. Others came from Yukon, Marietta, Ringling, Kilgore, Dallas and Columbia.
J. J. Pass
J. J. PASS was born March 4, 1861 at Jackson, Mississippi, and died July 24, 1939, at the home of HENRY PASS with whom he made his home for the past 20 years. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Church with Rev. A. A. PUCKETT of Marietta officiating, assisted by Rev. J. W. TREVETTE. Mr. Pass is survived by three sons, C. C. PASS and HENRY PASS of Wilson, and VICTOR PASS of Enid, and four daughters, Mrs. THALBERT PLYTER of Roswell, N.M., Mrs. O. POTTER of Dodge City, Texas, Mrs. CECIL CRANFILL of Grady and Miss ESSIE PASS of Petrolia, Texas.
Marietta, July 29:
Marietta Man Dies
Funeral services were held in Texarkana, Texas, Tuesday afternoon at the College Hill Baptist Church for BARNEY E. WARD, age 49, well known cattleman and rancher of this area. Mr. Ward died suddenly at his home here Sunday morning after returning from a trip to his ranch located east of the town. He had apparently been feeling well until a short time before he fatally stricken. He moved to Marietta from Texarkana only a few years ago and engaged in ranching since coming here. Before coming here, he was in the same business and was owner of a large market in Texarkana. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. L. B. BURNSIDES of the College Hill Baptist Church with burial in Hillcrest cemetery in Texarkana, arranged by Burton funeral home of Marietta and the Texarkana funeral home. Pallbearers: STEVE VANCE, EMMITT WILLIAMS, JOHN GILES, RALPH AARONS, JOE REED, PAUL MCDONALD and PETE FINLEY. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. BLANCHE WARD; two brothers, JAY and BYRON WARD of Texarkana, and one sister Mrs. MARVIN THOMPSON of Gainesville. Attending from Marietta were Mr. and Mrs. PAUL BURGESS, WOODY DIXON, BILL LOONEY, MAURY SHORT, J. D. HOWARD, BILL GOODWIN and JOHN SCOTT.
MARCELLA VINSON, age 16, of Legate, died Wednesday of appendicitis at Lebanon. She had lived here for five years. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. VINSON, three brothers, HOMER, ORVILLE and ELMER and a sister MARIE HAWKINS of Hobart.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. FLORIS JOHNSON of San Angelo, Texas, a daughter, JANET, July 26. The mother is the former Miss GERALDINE WARD and her mother, Mrs. HENRY WARD, is visiting the Johnson family at this time.
Ringling, July 29:
56th Wedding Anniversary
Several Ringling residents attended the 56th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. CHILDRESS at Utica, Monday. Mr. Childress is 77 and his wife is 75. They are the parents of Mrs. SAM MCGOWAN of Ringling. The following children and grandchildren attended: Mr. and Mrs. Sam McGowan or Ringling, Mr. and Mrs. BILL CHILDRESS and family of Utica; Mr. and Mrs. G. E. BUSH and daughter of Durant; Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT CHILDRESS and daughter of Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. E. C. CHILDRESS and family of Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. CECIL STROUD of Ringling, the C. E. BUSH family of Durant, the DOUGLAS CHILDRESS family of Utica, Mrs. EDITH STROUD of Ringling, Mrs. GLADYS ROBERTS of Ringling, BUSTER MCGOWAN of Ringling. Others present: Mr. and Mrs. BERT DAVIS, Mrs. BESSIE WOODS, Mr. and Mrs. WILLIE BIRGES, all of Ravenna, Texas, and Miss FAY KUYKENDALL of Utica.
Monday, July 31, 1939
Relatives from Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi gathered at McKinney, Texas, Sunday, July 23, for the 12th annual reunion of the descendants of SALATHIAL COFFEY. They met at Finch Park, McKinney with 150 of the clan in attendance. Officers were elected with FRED COFFEY of McKinney, president of the organization. New officers: W. T. DUNGAN of McKinney, new president, Mrs. FRANK ORR of McKinney as secretary-treasurer. SALATHIAL COFFEY and his wife, who founded the family, came to Texas in 1855 from Russell County, Kentucky, first settling near Wetzel south of McKinney. Salathial Coffey’s family originated in Virginia in colonial days. Some settled in North Carolina and others in Kentucky. Coming to Texas and Collin County 84 years ago with Mr. and Mrs. SALATHIAL COFFEY were seven of his children and six step-children. Among other children born after the family arrived in Texas was STERLING P. COFFEY, well known businessman of McKinney. …Attending from Ardmore and Carter County: Mr. and Mrs. M. P. ‘DOC’ COFFEY, WALTER J. COFFEY, Mr. and Mrs. J. SAM LANE, Mr. and Mrs. IVA COFFEY and children SHERRY and JERRY, LEO COFFEY, Mrs. WOOD HERNDON and IRENE COFFEY.
MINNIE ROGERS vs. ERNEST ROGERS, divorce.
Marriage license: J. C. RICHARDS and RUBY TAYLOR of Dallas.