The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Tuesday, August 1, 1939
Held at Madill
Madill, Aug. 1: WILLIAM THOMAS O’NEAL, age 74, resident of Marietta for many years until 11 months ago, died at his home here yesterday of heart disease. He had been in ill health for two years. Funeral services will be held at Watts funeral home chapel this afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. W. BECK of the Madill First Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. J. H. MILLER of the Marietta Methodist church. Burial with Masonic honors will be the American Legion cemetery here. Lodge members will be pallbearers. Survivors include his widow; five daughters, Mrs. HOUSTON KIRLTY of Madill, Mrs. T. L. GLAKELER of Dallas, Mrs. EDNA WOOD of Pittsburg, Texas, Mrs. CLYCE GEORGE of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mrs. JAMES HOLBROOK of Ardmore; and one son, TROY O’NEAL of Corpus Christi, Texas. Mr. O’Neal was married to Miss ANN ANGLIN on Feb. 4, 18i85 and lived in and near Marietta since that date before moving to Madill. He was a member of the Oakland Masonic lodge and was a member of the Christian Church since he was nine years old.
CALLIE B. vs. OSCAR A. STRANGE, divorce.
DOROTHY vs. CHARLES THRASHER, divorce.
Wednesday, August 2, 1939
Ringling, Aug. 2:
The children of I. HARMON met at his home in Ringling, Thursday, July 27, for a family reunion and to celebrate their father’s 76th birthday. Those present were: the HAROLD HARMON family of Ringling, Mrs. W. VAN VICKLE and family of Ringling, the W. I. HARMON family of Wirt, the ROY HARMON family of Santa Fe and Mrs. EARL SPRANGEL and family of Randlett.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. HARRIS of the Cornish Children’s home, Mrs. LATHAM and W. H. HACKLER, also of Cornish, attended a reunion of old friends and schoolmates at the home of Mr. COPELAND near Lone Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. LONGEST have a new boy, KENNETH J, born July 21; they reside at Courtney community.
Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST CHOATE of Union Hill have a new girl born July 21.
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. MCKAY have a new boy, WILLIAM CLARK, born July 26.
Miss MAE NEWCOMB and FRED LAWSON, both of the Claypool community, were married in Ringling, July 15 by Rev. LYNCHE at his home. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BEN NEWCOMB and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. ZEKE LAWSON. The attendants were the bride’s brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. BUSTER NEWCOMB.
Funeral for Youth
GERALD EDWARD ROBERTS, age 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. LEM ROBERTS, died at his home southwest of Ardmore, Tuesday, after an illness of three months. Funeral services were to be held at Bettes chapel Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. LEE RECTOR of the First Orthodox Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Cousins of the boy will serve as pallbearers: BILL, JOHN, WESLEY, HARMON, FORD EDWARD and MARVIN CALENDER. Survivors include his parents, four sisters, Mrs. ELLIS O’DELL, Mrs. WAYNE LYLES, FERN and MODENE ROBERTS, and four brothers, BUCK, LENARD, MARVIN and LUTHER ROBERTS, all of Ardmore.
Marriage license: J. R. HARGROVE of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and ZONA GIBSON of Ardmore.
LORETA from ELMER DOUGLAS, divorce.
DOVIE vs. C. D. MORRIS, divorce and custody of children.
Thursday, August 3, 1939
Widely Known Ardmore Woman Succumbs
Mrs. JEANETTA LOWENSTEIN HERZMARK, wife of FRANK HERZMARK of Ardmore, and a member of a pioneer southern Oklahoma family, died at her home, 627 Stanley, Wednesday night, after a week’s illness of heart disease. Funeral services are to be held at Temple Emith Friday morning, conducted by Rabbi DAVID LEFKOWITZ of Dallas. Burial will be in Mount Zion cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. Survivors include her husband, sons, RALPH and ALVIN HERZMARK, and three brothers, SOL M. LOWENSTEIN, EMANUEL LOWENSTEIN, and HARRY LOWENSTEIN, all of Ardmore. Mrs. Herzmark, with her husband, operated the Lowenstein Store, a woman’s store which her parents established in the early days of Ardmore. She was active in the Ryonis club and in the Jewish Ladies Aid and Sisterhood, widely known for her civic and club activities and her work in Temple Emith.
Two Oklahomans Die
Oklahoma City, Aug. 3: A Canadian County business man and a Pushmataha County farmer died in hospitals here today of burns suffered in two explosions. HARRY L. BLUM, age 31, of Calumet, was burned when accumulated gas in the basement of his home exploded as he attempted to ignite a pilot light which had gone out. The body was taken to El Reno. LONG G. LANGFORD, age 59, who lives near Rattan, succumbed to injuries received when an oil stove exploded, setting fire to the home.
Rites for Mannsville Man
Madill, Aug. 2: Last rites were held Tuesday for LORANZO BARNES, a resident of Mannsville for years, who died at a Norman hospital Sunday. Services were held at the Lone Cedar cemetery with Rev. BESSIE ADAMS, assisted by Rev. CLIFFORD BURKETT of Ardmore. Mr. Barnes, age 69, was born April 17, 1870 in Alabama and came to Mannsville in 1909 where he lived since that time. Surviving are his widow, IDA BARNES; three sons, ALFRED, DOWELL, and FRANK, all of Mannsville; two daughters, SUSIE ELDRIDGE of Lone Grove and BEATRICE BARNES of Mannsville; one brother W. D. BARNES of Mannsville, and two sisters, LIZZIE BARNES and LIDDIE WADE of Rockdale, Texas. Funeral arrangements were made by Colby-Hardee funeral home of Madill.
Mt. Washington Youth Succumbs
RAYMOND WILLIAMS, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. WILLIAMS of Mount Washington, died Wednesday afternoon following an operation performed last Friday. Funeral services are to be held at the Baptist Church in Wilson Friday morning with Rev. M. L. WELCH of Tipton and Rev. W. LEE RECTOR of the First Orthodox Baptist Church here, officiating. Bearers: SID PITTMAN, CHARLES STEWART, CHARLES GRIFFIN, FRANK STALCUP, PAUL FISHER and JAMES ISAAC. Survivors include his parents, two brothers MERLE and JAMES WILLIAMS, and one sister FERN WILLIAMS, all of Mt. Washington; his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. JASPER WILLIAMS of Wilson, and several uncles, aunts, and cousins. The youth, who graduated from Mount Washington high school in 1936, was born six miles south of Wilson, Aug. 17, 1919. His father was formerly superintendent of Mount Washington consolidated school.
Similar Names Confusion
Mrs. CLARENCE HARRIS, wife of police chief in Ardmore, reported that she was married for 25 years and was not the Dovie Harris who filed for divorce, after she received telephone calls about ‘her’ divorce.
WILLIE HARRIS vs. SAM HARRIS, divorce.
CLARA CARLISLE vs. LEONARD CARLISLE, divorce.
LOLA GILMER vs. MURPHY GILMER, divorce.
Marriage license: CLEMON FRANKLIN of Milo and DORIS CHILDS of Berwyn.
Friday, August 4, 1939
EDNA PRUITT vs. RAYMOND PRUITT, divorce.
Copeland Family Reunion
The annual reunion of the COPELAND family was observed July 30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. COPELAND at Brock. 62 relatives and friends attended. (long list of people attending the reunion.)
Sunday, August 6, 1939
Tishomingo, Aug. 5:
JACQUELINE HOEDEBECK, age 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LEE HOEDEBECK of Washita Farms, died last Tuesday evening, July 27, after an illness of 24 hours. She passed away at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN YOSTEN in Muenster, Texas. The family was spending a vacation with her grandparents when she died of streptococci infection. She is survived by her parents, a brother, a sister, grandparents, and several aunts and uncles. She was buried in the Catholic cemetery at Muenster with Rev. Father FRAWIN O.S.B. officiating, July 28. Carriers: Miss PHILOMENA HOEDEBECK of Tishomingo and BEATRICE REITER, ROSE MARIE ENDRES, and DOROTHY MAE YOSTEN of Muenster. Attending from Tishomingo besides parents were grandparents Mr. and Mrs. FRED HOEDEBECK and children, RAY, JOE, CLETUS, AFRED, EUGENE, and PHILOMENA, and Mr. and Mrs. FRANK KREBS of the Washita Farms.
Mannsville Man Dies
LONZO D. BARNES, age 69, of Mannsville, died in a Norman hospital Monday morning. He had been in ill health for some time. Funeral services were held at Lone Cedar cemetery Monday afternoon. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. IDA BARNES, three sons, ALFRED, DOWELL and FRANK and two daughters Mrs. SUSIE ELDRIDGE of Lone Grove and Miss BEATRICE BARNES of Mannsville; brother, W. D. BARNES of Mannsville, and sisters Miss LIZZIE BARNES and Mrs. LIDDY WADE of Rockdale.
Marietta, Aug. 5:
Funeral services were held Monday morning at the Greenville cemetery for MARY FRANCES HOLT, nine months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ED HOLT of Marietta. The child died at the family home of a stomach disorder. The service was conducted by Rev. J. H. MILLER, Methodist minister, arranged by Burton funeral home.
Madill, Aug. 5:
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Mrs. VERA MAY BLACKWELL of the Simpson community, who died following the birth of her son in an Ardmore hospital. Mrs. Blackwell, wife of RAY BLACKWELL, was only 19 at time of her death. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. BRIDGEMAN of Simpson. The child, born by a Cesarean operation, is in good condition. M. E. EWING had charge of the service, arranged by Watts funeral home.
Slain Sheriff is Nephew
Sheriff BILL BRUNT, who was killed the past week at Rusk, Texas, was a nephew of Mrs. W. C. COFFMAN, wife of Ardmore’s assistant postmaster. Brunt was the son of Mrs. Coffman’s oldest brother. The Coffmans reside at 1013 C St NW. Brunt and his wife visited in Ardmore a year ago in September. He was 29 years old, serving his second term as sheriff and had been married only three years. The driver of a car said to be hauling beer into the dry territory, shot the sheriff through the heart, but the sheriff lived long enough to fire four bullets into his slayer, killing him and wounding a woman companion. Burnt held the sharpshooter record in the U. S. Navy. He had served as police chief at his native town, Alto, Texas.
Davis, Aug. 5:
EDGAR F. HUNTER, age 68, died at his home at San Antonio, following a lengthy illness. He resided in Davis some 30 years ago and was associated with the R. L. FREEMAN store as bookkeeper. He is survived by his wife and two sons at San Antonio and other relatives
Mr. and Mrs. B. WOLF and family and Miss ROSALIE ADES returned from New Orleans, La., where they attended the wedding of their son SIDNEY to Miss PEARL HILLER last Saturday.
State Youth Dies in Car
Regina, Sask., Aug. 5: An Oklahoma youth and a Regina girl were killed and four other young persons were injured today when an automobile missed a highway curve, half mile west of Belle Plaine, rolled over and hit a telephone pole. The death: ELWYN W. CLAUDE, age 20, of Cushing, Oklahoma, the driver, and Miss MURIEL MCINTYRE, age 19, of Regina. Injured: JACK HERON age 19 and JAMES PARKER age 18 both of Regina. Claude, a student at the University of Oklahoma, was visiting here with his parents Mr. and Mrs. ELLIS D. CLAUDE of Cushing, Okla.
Another State Man Dies
St. Joseph, Quebec, Aug. 5: ROYCE SIMPSON, prominent grain dealer of Piedmont, Canadian County, Oklahoma, remained in serious condition today after an automobile accident late yesterday in which his brother, BOYD H. SIMPSON, Piedmont school superintendent, was killed. Slight injuries were suffered by Mrs. ROYCE SIMPSON, her 8 year old son and her mother, Mrs. B. GOSSETT, age 56, when the Simpson car figured in collision with a truck. The Simpsons were going to Quebec. Another brother, L. A. SIMPSON, and his son WARREN were killed in 1935 by the mad hitchhiker, CHESTER COMER.
Healdton, Aug. 5:
Funeral services were held at the First Missionary Baptist Church Thursday for Mrs. MINNIE MAE UNDERWOOD, wife of S. B. UNDERWOOD, well known resident of Clemscot community. Mrs. Underwood died early Thursday, following a lengthy illness. KERMIT UPSHAW of the West Main Church of Christ conducted the services, assisted by Rev. CHARLES RHODES of the Graham Methodist Church. Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Collier Bros. Mrs. Underwood was born Aug. 20, 1893 and died July 27, 1939. Surviving are Mr. Underwood; two daughters, Mrs. FLORA BILLINGS and Mrs. FLORENCE BILLINGS, a son ALFRED WALKER, all of Clemscot, and a sister Mrs. HENRY LEWIS of Clemscot.
Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church Tuesday afternoon for WILLIE MELVIN CUNNINGHAM, five weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. ALTON CUNNINGHAM of Big Spring, Texas. The baby died at the home of the grandmother, Mrs. VADA HAMMON Monday. Rev. S. E. STARK of the church conducted the service with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery. He was born June 23, 1939 and died July 31, 1939. Survivors include the parents, and maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. H. H. HAMMON.
Monday, August 7, 1939
CHARLES W. HERD
CHARLES W. HERD of 627 McLish, president of Herd-Bailey Hardware, died suddenly Sunday afternoon while playing golf with three friends at Dornick Hills Golf club. He had just made a long drive at No. 7 when he clutched his heart, staggered, and fell dead. Funeral services are to be held at the First Methodist Church Tuesday morning, conducted by Dr. J. T. MCCLURE, pastor, with burial at Rose Hill cemetery directed by Harvey Bros. Bearers: SAM P. HALE, MARSHALL COLLIER, SAM MCDANIEL, S. A. GEORGE, FISHER MULDROW and WILL N. MORGAN. Survivors include his widow and son, SEQUOYAH HERD of Ardmore. Herd was a member of the Ardmore Rotary Club, past president of the chamber of commerce, president of the board of stewards of the First Methodist Church, and the board of the directors of the Ardmore Retail Merchants’ association.
Negro Pays Debt
When A. O. MURPHY, negro, decided to join Father Divine’s church in Los Angeles, he had to ‘set things right with his conscience,’ he wrote to the sheriff’s office here. Accordingly, he recalled that 23 years ago, he borrowed $4 in Oklahoma City from a JENNIE BROWN, whom he believed lives in Ardmore. Before he could square things, he had to pay that $4, he wrote. Last week he sent the money to the sheriff here with the request that he find Jennie Brown and give her the money. Sheriff FLOYD RANDOLPH turned the money over to JENNIE BROWN, whose name is now JENNIE BROWN RISTON of 906 Roff St., and wrote to Murphy that the debt had been paid. JENNIE BROWN RISTON recalled lending the money. “But it wasn’t just 23 years ago,” she told Randolph, “It was 30 years ago that I loaned him the money.”
CORDELIA NICHOLS vs. GLEN NICHOLS, divorce.
Marriage license: ALBERT MORGAN and KATE STEWART of Ardmore; EUGENE HOWARD HOLLAND and ANITA MARIE HOLLAND, Dallas.
Tuesday, August 8, 1939
D. J. vs. IVA BELL KEEL, divorce.
Wednesday, August 9, 1939
Charges of assault with a dangerous weapon were filed in justice THAD C. JOHNSON’S court at Graham Wednesday against JESS WINSLETT, negro, who is charged with stabbing MEMOL RICHARDSON, negress, with a knife at Tatums. The woman was stabbed in the left side and left arm.
Duncan, Aug. 9: Mrs. REX MONCREIF, age 19, mother of two, was found shot to death early today at the farm home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. FREDERICK. Sheriff BROOKS HERVY declared the death a case of suicide. Mrs. Moncreif had been brooding over her health. The Fredericks live near Mud Creek 18 miles southeast of Duncan The Moncreif home is nearby.
Marriage licenses: THOMAS HUMDY and CORA LOFTEN of Berwyn; ELZIE STONE of Milo and DOROTHY PRUITT of Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. Z. H. LEVAN of 317 H St. NE will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Friday, Aug. 11 with an informal tea at the Calvary Presbyterian Church... ELIZABETH JANE GWINN, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. G. D. GWINN, was married to ZEBEDIAH H. LEVAN Aug. 11, 1889, by Rev. ED ROBINSON in the Methodist Church at Pelham(?), Tennessee where the bride’s father was pastor, an old church and established many years. Bridal attendants were Miss ANNA KERN(?) and Miss NANNIE GILLIAM….At the tea, Mrs. LeVan will wear a replica of her wedding dress which she made at age of 19 and is now 70. … They spent their honeymoon at Mount Eagle, Tullahoma and Stone Door in the Cumberland Mountains. Mr. LeVan, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. LEVAN, was a young school teacher and, after the honeymoon, they established at home at Pelham where he taught school in rural district two miles where he lived. In May 1920, the LeVans came to Ardmore. He was an employee of the Ringling RR until the company was sold to Santa Fe RR. .. There are five children in the family. They are NOLAN LEVAN of Oklahoma City, RALPH LEVAN of Ardmore, GEORGE LEVAN of Houston, Texas, HARRY LEVAN of Dallas and HERSCHELL LEVAN of Oklahoma City. The only grandchild, JERRY LEVAN, son of NOLAN LEVAN, will accompany his parents here for the celebration.
Ringling, Aug. 9:
Mrs. MATTIE ELMS
Funeral rites were conducted at the Ringling Methodist Church Monday afternoon for Mrs. MATTIE ELMS of Comanche, who was a victim of a car accident Saturday evening near Duncan, when her daughter, Mrs. WILLIE GRIFFIN and daughter, CHARLOTTE, were injured. Mrs. Elms, age 74, was born in Virginia, but moved to Spanish Fort, Texas, when a young woman and where she lived many years prior moving to Comanche. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by children, FRANK ELMS of Bakersfield, California, Mrs. I. HOGUE of Wetumka, Mrs. WILLIE GRIFFIN of Comanche, and Mrs. ALICE ANDERSON of Ringling; three brothers, G. EAKIN of Wetumka, BEN EAKIN of (?), and R. W. EAKIN of Waurika; one sister, Mrs. SUE LOVETT of Seminole; nine grandchildren, and other relatives. Her pastor, Rev. R. G. HEADRICK of Comanche, officiated, assisted by Rev. T. A. FOWLER of Tipton, former pastor, and Rev. J. W. ODEN of the Ringling Methodist Church. Interment was in the Ringling cemetery.
Now living in Houston, Texas are Mr. and Mrs. CARL E. MCGUGAN, who were married Aug. 2 at Marietta. She is the former Miss ZELLA GREENWOOD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. GREENWOOD of Marietta and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. CARL MCGUGAN Sr. of 129 B. St. NW, Ardmore.
Mrs. W. E. WINSTON and son NEIL of Antlers returned home after a visit with relatives in Ardmore, where they formerly lived. Neil underwent an operation while here and during his convalescence was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. HUBERT C. HILL of 204 B St NW, who were also visited by REX HILL of Monahans, Texas, a brother of HUBERT and RALPH HILL. The Hubert Hill’s younger son, JIMMIE, just returned from a visit with his aunt, Mrs. PAUL CROSBY, the former Miss MARY HILL, now in Joplin, Missouri.
Thursday, August 10, 1939
O. J. vs. THELMA ROUNDTREE, divorce.
SCOTT vs. BESSIE MUSGRAVES, divorce.
ARTELIA vs. ROBERT PATTON, divorce.
Friday, August 11, 1939
Funeral services for Mrs. UNNETTE JOSEPHINE REEDER will be held 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Bettes funeral home chapel with burial at Bowman/Bomar Point cemetery west of Wilson. Mrs. Reeder died Thursday at the home of her son, S. C. REEDER, 214 A St SW. She had been bedfast for six years. Besides her son here, she is survived by another son ASHLEY REEDER of Wilson and a daughter Mrs. JESS STARK of California, a sister Mrs. R. C. STEWARD of Weatherford, Texas, and eight grandchildren. Pallbearers: CHARLES H. BRIGHT, ROBERT WESTLER, EARL WATSON, ROY HARRIS, FELIX KING, and ANCEL LOVE. Rev. W. LEE RECTOR of the First Orthodox Baptist Church will officiate. Mrs. Reeder had lived in Ardmore since 1930. She was born in Louisiana, Oct. 15, 1859 and was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband died in 1901.
Pioneer Dies at Son’s Home
Funeral of M. C. BEDFORD, resident of Ardmore 37 years, were to be conducted Friday afternoon at the Emmanuel Baptist Church by Rev. H. T. WILES, Baptist minister of Shawnee. Serving as bearers of the body will be six grandsons, MACK BALL, ELMER BEDFORD, DENNIS SMITH, CARL STRINGER, LUTHER MATTHEWS, and JOHN YOUNGBLOOD. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Bedford died Thursday at the home of his son, LON BEDFORD, in Shawnee, where he had made his home the past two years. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Masonic lodge and Woodmen of the World. Besides his son in Shawnee, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. PEARL MCDANIEL of Shawnee, Mrs. POLLY BRATCHER, Mrs. GERTRUDE MATTHEWS, both of Cleburne, Texas, and ED BEDFORD of Ardmore. Bettes funeral home is in charge.
Tishomingo, Aug. 11: JOHN WOODRING, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. HESS WOODRING, farmers living southeast of Ravia near here, died in a Tishomingo hospital Thursday night as the result of drinking kerosene from an open coffee can placed under the stove. He was brought the hospital Thursday afternoon.
Sunday, August 13, 1939
Davis, Aug. 12:
JOHN BERRYHILL of Wagoner and Miss MARION MAY TURPIN of Sapulpa were married last Monday by Rev. R. C. HOWARD of the Kellum Ave. Baptist Church of Oklahoma City. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. TURPIN of Sapulpa and a teacher in the Claremore school. The groom is the son of W. T. BERRYHILL and a teacher in the Davis school, now high school principal of the Davis high school.
Mrs. W. O. WILKERSON, age 79, passed away at her home, Aug. 9, after several months illness. Funeral services were held at the home Thursday by Rev. J. B. ROUNDS, Rev. WILLIAMS and Rev. MCCLELLAND. Mrs. Wilkerson was born in Coweta County, Georgia, July 17, 1860 and married WILLIAM WILKERSON in 1881. To this union seven children were born, three died in infancy and two daughters passed away years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. OMA NORMAN at the home address, and son BILL WILKERSON of Shawnee; seven grandchildren, LYNN NORMAN of Sulphur, BERNICE CROCKETT of Durant, LOLA FAY KRIENHAGEN of Davis, CAROL REEDY of Fort Worth, Texas, JAMES REEDY of Marietta, BILLY and RUTH ANN WILKERSON of Shawnee; three great-grandchildren, LYNN CROCKETT, CAROL ANN and MARTHA JANE REDDY. The four grandsons, CHARLES DICKSON and WILL PETERMAN were pallbearers. Interment in Green Hill cemetery arranged by Hutchins funeral home.
Rites for Boy
Services were held Tuesday afternoon for ROY GLENDON, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. JESS GREEN of Powell, who died in an Ardmore hospital Monday of typhoid fever. M. U. AYRES of Madill officiated with burial in Powell cemetery, arranged by Watts funeral home.
52nd Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. CORGILL of 1615 D St SE, will celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary at an open house Sunday. Their children, Mrs. M. A. QUINSEY, FLOYD I. CORGILL, and Mrs. C. L. DODD of Tishomingo, together with Mr. Corgill’s sister Mrs. L. A. FOSTER of Oklahoma City, and nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild will be present.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. BRAMLET/BRAMLETT were hosts for a family reunion at their country place southeast of town recently. It was the first time that Mrs. BELLE WATSON and her brother OLIVER RECTOR of White Deer, Texas, had been together in 40 years. Other family members present with their children: Mrs. O. L. WATSON, Mrs. WELDON MCEACHERN of Crosbyton, Mrs. IRENE GINN of Konawa, Mr. and Mrs. CALVIN FORD of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. THURMAN BRICE and Mrs. ISA WATSON of Altus, WOODROW WATSON of Lawton and Mrs. MARTHA HARMON of Lone Grove.
W. D. CLEMENTS, age 71, of Woodford and Mrs. Clements came home Friday from a motor trip that took them over roads of 2654 miles and Mr. Clements did all the driving. The trip took them to his boyhood home in Georgia. Mr. Clements was accompanied to Ardmore Saturday by his daughter Mrs. IDA TANNER.
Madill, Aug. 10:
Last rites were held Saturday afternoon for T. R. RAGSDALE, age 81, of Aylesworth, who died at the home of his nephew, GRANT THURMAN, Thursday night. He had been in ill health for the past six months. Others surviving are a son, JACK RAGSDALE and a brother DAN RAGSDALE. GEORGE HENRY of Kingston conducted the services with burial in Cumberland cemetery, arranged by Watts funeral home.
Miss MARY MARIE MITCHELL, daughter of Mrs. MARY LEE MITCHELL of Oklahoma City, and niece of Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN B. BRYANT of Madill, became the bride of ROBERT VEASEY of Van Alstyne, Texas, in a ceremony at the home of the brides’ grandmother, Mrs. R. L. SEARS, in Whitewright, Texas.
Miss FRANCES GREENE moved to Monahans, Texas to attend school and make her home with her uncle, GEORGE GREEN, and family. She is the daughter of Mrs. W. E. MARTIN of Madill.
Ringling, Aug. 12:
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. REECE THOMPSON of Fox, formerly of Ringling, passed away at Hardy sanitarium, Friday, Aug. 11.
Mrs. WILLIAMS, mother of Mrs. R. M. PARSONS, and grandmother of Mrs. A. HARWELL, passed away Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. BESSIE WHITE in Comanche, at age of 92, after a stroke of paralysis. Funeral service and interment were in the Blanchard cemetery Friday afternoon.
First Bale of Cotton
The Dulaney independent gin ginned Ringling’s first bale of cotton Thursday, raised by a widow, Mrs. CARRIE CASTLE, who resided a few miles west of town… This is the earliest cotton that the Dulaney gin has ginned in its history.
W. P. ARNOLD, who was recently selected mail carrier for the Ardmore-Ringling route, has moved his family from the Grady community to Ringling and they have apartments with Mr. and Mrs. GLEN STAFFORD.
Ardmore’s First Bale
First bale of cotton to be ginned in Ardmore was brought in by E. W. BLANKENSHIP of Courtney Flats in Love County. At Marietta, E. R. MCKIBBAN of Love’s Valley brought in the first bale.
NORMA CRINER JOLIFF vs. J. F. JOLLIFF, divorce.
Marriage licenses: FRED B. HICKS and MONNIE ELIZABETH SANGSTER of Ardmore; RAYMOND HICKS and GENEVIEVE HENSON of Ardmore, applied for by NETTIE HICKS.
Tishomingo, Aug. 12:
CONRAD WALTERSCHEID, age 58, died at St. Vincent hospital at Sherman, Texas, last Tuesday. Funeral services were held Wednesday with requiem high mass for the deceased at St. Anthony’s Church on the Washita Farms. Rev. LOUIS, O. S. B., was celebrant at the services. The body was taken to Muenster, Texas, for burial. He is survived by his wife and three children, OTTO and ISBELLA of Washita Farms, and Mrs. JOHN WELLER of Muenster, Texas, two grandchildren and four brothers. Pallbearers were his nephews.
Healdton, Aug. 12:
Funeral services were held at the West Main Church of Christ Monday morning for Mrs. MARY L. JONES, mother of LON and HORACE JONES, well known here. ARTHUR B. TENNEY of the Church of Christ at Abilene, Texas, conducted the service with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery, arranged by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: R. E. VICKERY, A. W. SHAVER, W. R. COUCH, C. MANESS, B. S. FORD, and W. H. ERVIN. Mrs. Jones died at the home of her son, Horace, early Sunday after an illness of several months. MARY LOU BARBEE was born June 30, 1863 in Marshfield, Missouri and married W. N. JONES Dec. 6, 1888 at Sedan, Kansas. She became a member of the Church of Christ in 1910. She resided in Oklahoma many years and lived in Carter County since 1930. Surviving are three sons, HORACE JONES of Healdton, LON C. JONES of Gainesville, Texas, and WALTER H. JONES of Oklahoma City.
Wilson, Aug. 12:
BILLY INUS, five day old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. JORDAN of Lone Grove, died Monday. The funeral was held in the Baptist church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. RILEY.
Miss RUTH CLARK and LEON MILLER, both of the Reck community, were married at the Fox service station, July 29, with Rev. R. C. FOX reading the vows.
Funeral services were held last Friday at the Church of Christ for D. M. SLOAN, who died at his Ada home Thursday. Mr. Sloan was born at Healdton. He is survived by his father, E. B. SLOAN of Wilson, and a brother H. B. SLOAN. Services were conducted by minister CLYDE C. CORNER of the Church of Christ with interment at Bomar Point cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. KERR of Wilson announce the marriage of their daughter CLORINE KERR of Clinton, to MACEY MCCOY of Childress, Texas. They were married at Clinton where she is employed. She graduated from Wilson in 1929 then attended college at Durant and Baylor University at Waco, Texas. They will live at Big Spring, Texas, where he is employed.
Marriage licenses: KENNETH AVERS and MILDRED CHAMPBAIN(?) of Wilson; W. M. LANE age 36 and Mrs. GRACE BLACKBURN age 38 of Comanche; GEORGE SIENNICK age 22 and MAXINE CRIPPS(?) of Fort Worth; R. C. TIPTON age 21 of Ardmore and DOROTHY MCPHAN age 22 of Tuttle.
Tuesday, August 15, 1939
Funeral services for Mrs. EDNA GRIFFIS of 703 B NW, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. F. PRICE of St. Jo, Texas, Monday afternoon, are to be held at the First Baptist Church at St. Jo Wednesday, conducted by Dr. C. F. WILLIAMS of the First Baptist Church here. Burial will be in the St. Jo cemetery. Mrs. Griffis, who has lived here since 1919, was born Feb. 14, 1856 at Springfield, Illinois, and married JOHN W. GRIFFIS in 1871. She made her home with a daughter, Mrs. DORA LAUDERDALE, here since coming to Ardmore from St. Jo 20 years ago and was active in the First Baptist Church. Survivors include 11 children, Mrs. M. F. MELTON of Ada, Mrs. W. F. PRICE and Mrs. J. G. MAY of St. Jo, Texas, Mrs. H. O. LOVE of Dallas, JOHN GRIFFIS of Ardmore, H. C. GRIFFIS of Ada, W. T. GRIFFIS of Wichita Falls, Texas, T. H. GRIFFIS of Oklahoma City, H. H. GRIFFIS and B. F. GRIFFIS of Waco, Texas, and Mrs. Lauderdale. There are 39 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mrs. ELIZA SHOEMAKER, age 84, who had been a resident of the Newport community for 20 years, are to be held at the Newport cemetery Wednesday afternoon with Bettes funeral home of Ardmore in charge. Mrs. Shoemaker died at the home of a son, A. L. SHOEMAKER, with whom she made her home, Tuesday morning of injuries received in a fall Aug. 3. Survivors include sons, A. L. SHOEMAKER of Newport, T. C. SHOEMAKER of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Mrs. LILLY JONES of south Texas and SARAH SHOEMAKER of Newport, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Shoemaker was born at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and moved to Newport from Texas 20 years ago. Her husband died in 1905. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
In regard to the approval of the issuance of a marriage license to ETTA REBECCA WILLIAMS, a minor, age 14, by her father, A. WILLIAMS.
DAISY TUCKER vs. BERT O. TUCKER, Jr., divorce.
Marriage licenses: JOHNNY CROUCH age 33 of Fort Worth and MARY BELL SEXTON age 20 of Roanoke (Texas?); EARL BANKS age 18 and ETTA REBECCA WILLIAMS age 14 both of Berwyn.
Wednesday, August 16, 1939
Mrs. L. E. LYFORD of Del Rio, Texas, was killed and her mother, Mrs. GEORGE L. FORTENBERRY of Greenville, Texas, was critically injured in an automobile accident Tuesday night as they were on their way to Ardmore to visit relatives. The tragedy occurred between Whitewright and Sherman, Texas. Mrs. Lyford died in a Sherman hospital a few hours after the accident. She was a niece of Mrs. D. S. SIMS of 802 Carter Ave., who left immediately for Sherman. Going with Mrs. Sims were her daughters, Mrs. PHILIP A RAWLINS and Mrs. FRED BUTLER. Mr. Rawlins and Miss HELEN RAWLINS returned here and will go to Greenville, Texas, Thursday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Lyford.
Santa Fe Man To Retire
The dean of Texas freight officials, J. S. HERSHEY, for 35 years, general freight agent for the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe RR, announced his retirement for Aug. 31. ..Mr. Hershey was born June 30, 1868 at Nebraska City, Nebraska and began his railroad career in 1890 in the Chicago office of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy RR.
LATTIE LEE WELLS vs. EUGENE WELLS, divorce.
Thursday, August 17, 1939
MINNIE GRAHAM LONG vs. WILFORD G. LONG, divorce.
Marriage licenses: JAMES E. SEGROVES age 21 and CATHERINE MAE WHEELER age 22 of Wilson; LON HODGE age 22 and CLEORA MCMAHON age 17 of Springer; WILLIS WITT age 24 and Mrs. RUTH LONG age 23 of Fort Worth.
Friday, August 18, 1939
Mrs. G. P. Cobb
Mrs. GUY P. COBB, resident of Ardmore since 1905 and active in church and club affairs for years before poor health forced her retirement, died at her home, 603 D St. NW, Thursday night after ten days illness. Episcopal Church services will be held at the residence Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. ARLAND C.BLAGE of the Lawton Episcopal Church. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. Born in Newington, England, Sept. 12, 1857, Mrs. LILLIAN SARAH COBB, age 81, was married to GUY P. COBB On Sept. 2, 1891 at Spa, Belgium. As a bride she came to the United States and made her home at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, until 1898 when the family moved to Indian Territory. Since 1905 they have lived here. Survivors include her husband, their daughter Mrs. GEORGE HOLLINGSWORTH and a daughter and two sons by a former marriage, L. H. SINCLAIR of Kansas City, Mo., and ARTHUR SINCLAIR of Hondo, California, and Mrs. HOWARD GREATHOUSE of New Harmony, Indiana; one great-grandchildren and the following grandchildren, ROBERT SINCLAIR, ALBERT SINCLAIR, BEATRICE SINCLAIR, MARJORY SINCLAIR, ARTHUR SINCLAIR and GUY C. FORT.
O. Z. KILCREASE vs. VIDA KILCREASE, divorce.
Marriage license: THELMER L. WESTCOTT age 22 and Miss IRENE DAVIS age 19 of McMillan.
Charges at Sulphur
Southern Oklahoma officers co-operated in a chase over Love, Carter and Murray counties Thursday night to round up 20 or more gypsies wanted in Sulphur for alleged illegal activities.
Sunday, August 20, 1939
Durant Man Charged with Killing
Durant, Aug. 19: Stooped, quiet JOHN O. STORY, age 60, soap peddler, was in an undisclosed jail tonight, accused of killing his second wife, who died screaming in a flaming smokehouse a year ago..collected $2460 insurance on her death .. The prosecutor said officials had been informed of the violent deaths of three sons in different states, on each, the father held an average of $1000 insurance policies. .. Story himself has had four different accidents, on which two he collected insurance and ‘has owned homes in every town in which he has lived and had fires covered by insurance’,…
Funeral for Infant
GEORGE ROBERT MCGINNIS, 6 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN B. MCGINNIS, died at the residence, 828 A St. SE, Saturday. Funeral services will be held at the Harvey Bros. funeral home chapel Sunday afternoon with Rev. J. O. GASH conducting, with burial at Rose Hill cemetery. Another survivor is the brother JIM MCGINNIS.
Healdton, Aug. 19:
Funeral services were held at Mt. Olive cemetery Wednesday for HERMAN BINGHAM, 16 year old son of W. H. BINGHAM, long time resident of this town. The boy died suddenly Wednesday morning. Although he had been in ill health for some time, he had not been seriously ill and his death was surprising. Rev. S. E. STARK of the Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted services, arrange by Dale funeral home. Pallbearers: JOE ASHTON, BUKC INGRAM, JESSE FRY, LEM SMITH, JAKE LOFTON and ERNEST KNIGHT. Herman Bingham was born in Healdton, Sept. 5, 1922 and died Aug. 16, 1939. His mother died in 1929. Surviving are his father, W. H. Bingham, and one brother, ALVA.
Marking the first time that two sisters, Mrs. LEE WARD of this community, and Mrs. J. N. GUNTER of Grayburg, Texas, had been together in 47 years, a family reunion was held at the home of their brother, MONROE SEXTON, at Simon recently. Attending: Mr. and Mrs. J. N. GUNTER of Grayburg, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. GUNTER and family of Houston, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. MONROE SEXTON of Simon, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN WARD and son of Healdton, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. WARD and son of Healdton, Mr. and Mrs. IRA CHITWOOD and children of Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. MARION CULWELL and family of Simon, Mr. and Mrs. JIMMY SMITH of Simon, Mr. and Mrs. GENE HODGE of Simon, and Mrs. ROY CHAPMAN and children of Tulsa. The birthday of John Ward was also celebrated.
Funeral at Lone Grove
Funeral services for Mrs. ELIZABETH JAMES, widow of JOHN E. JAMES, who died in 1925, were held at the Lone Grove cemetery Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. O. GASH of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Ardmore, arranged by Bettes funeral home. Bearers were great-nephews: ERWIN, IRA, OTTO, ALLIE and ERNEST VERNON and CLAUDE SMITH. Mrs. James, who was a resident of the Newport community since 1900, died at the home of a sister, Mrs. RHODES SMITH at Newport Friday afternoon. She was born in Joplin, Missouri, April 26, 1868. She made her home with a nephew, JIM EZZELL, at Newport. Survivors, in addition to the sister, include a brother, GEORGE EZZELL of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Whittington Park was the scene of a family reunion when the children of Mrs. J. J. LITTLE assembled for the first time in 15 years. Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were present: Mrs. F. F. LITTLE and daughters AURA and MARJORIE LITTLE of Springfield, Illinois; E. G. LITTLE and daughter MARGARET and son JIMMIE of Canyon, Texas, Mrs. E. R. HINSON and sons JACK and EARL and daughter BILLIE MARIE of Waco, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. PAUL BISHOP and children of Ardmore, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. LITTLE and J. M. Little of Ardmore, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. GRIFFITTS and son JERRY of Ardmore, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. HESTER and son ROLAND ROBERT and daughter LORETTA of Wilson.
Davis, Aug. 19:
Mrs. ALLIE LOVELL, age 77, passed away at her home in Pauls Valley last Sunday, following a long illness. She was the widow of the late Dr. H. P. LOVELL, who was an old timer in the Davis, one of the first mayors. Funeral services were held Monday with burial in Pauls Valley cemetery. Pallbearers: RAY CASHMAN of Tulsa, HENRY ROGERS of Ryan, Texas, CLIFFORD SHERROD of Oklahoma City, MARVIN HOGUE of Poteau, MAURICE BRADY of Okemah, and MILAM LUTON of Lindsey. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. LEILA BROOKS, Mrs. SNOW REEVES and Mrs. I. S. BYARS, two brothers, two sisters and nine grandchildren.
A family reunion of the Martin families of which JOE MARTIN of Davis is the 1939 president, was held Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Methodist assembly grounds of Turner Falls. Attending: the JOE MARTIN family, the CLARENCE MARTIN family, the BUD MARTIN family, the JACK FOX family, all of Davis; BILL MARTIN family, DENVER RHODES family, the R. E. FANDERGRIFT family, the BUDDY FANDERGRIFT family, Mrs. BETTIE DODSON, all of Purcell; the W. T. MARTIN family, the DWIGHT HOUSTON family, the BUCK MARTIN family, the CECIL MARTIN family, all of Purcell, Mrs. MARVIN ROWE and daughters of Henryetta; Mrs. MARTHA MCDONALD, the H. KERR family of Fort Worth, the H. C. MARTIN family, the J. J. MARTIN family, the RUFORD MARTIN family, all of Stephensville, Texas, and the C. L. WEST family of Longview, Texas.
Ringling, Aug. 19:
Funeral for Baby
A graveside burial service for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. REECE THOMPSON of Fox was conducted at Healdton Saturday afternoon. The baby, born early Friday morning, died a few hours later. Rev. FARNHAM of Healdton conducted the service, arranged by Collier Bros.
The annual reunion of the Morris family was held at the Cornish home of Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD MORRIS Friday Aug. 11. The brothers and sisters present: Mrs. J. W. PISTOLE, Mr. and Mrs. JERRY MORRIS and family, Mrs. O. B. D. MORRIS, wife of the late O. B. D. Morris, and family, all of Ringling; ED MORRIS of Ringling, Mrs. EMMA STRICKLAND of Ryan, Mrs. W. W. BOYD of Konawa, LEONARD MORRIS and family and other relatives, total of 60.
More than 100 attended the reunion of the Fore family at the Fore home in Healdton Sunday. Attending were the families ofMr. and Mrs. I. M. LINDSAY, Mr. and Mrs. WILSON FORE, Mr. and Mrs. HOWELL FORE,Mrs. LEILA FORE and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. FORE Jr., Mrs. M. L. FORE Sr., Mr. and Mrs. BILL LINDSAY of New Mexico, Mr. and Mrs. JESS FORE and daughter of Dixie; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. LAHMAN of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. FINIS MELTON of Clemscot, L. A. FORD of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. HERELL of Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. CLIFFORD HERELL of Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. TOM HERELL of Purcell, Mr. and Mrs. DANIEL HERELL of Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. LYNES(?) and Mr. and Mrs. J. V. TYNES of Ringling, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN FORE of Pioneer; LOYD FORE of Cross Plains, Texas, Mrs. MORGAN and son of Konawa, Mrs. D. D. WRIGHT, Mr. and Mrs. DEWEY FORE of Fox, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. RILEY, Mr. and Mrs. CARL FORE, Mr. and Mrs. JEWEL RILEY, and Mr. and Mrs. T. TINNER/TINER, all or Ringling.
Tishomingo, Aug. 19:
Funeral services were held in the Baptist church at Ravia Friday for JOHN WOODRING, 1 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. HESS WOODRING. Burial was in the Ravia cemetery. The infant died in the Tishomingo hospital Thursday evening of kerosene poisoning. The baby, crawling on the floor of the Woodring farm home 1 ½ miles southeast of Ravia, drank kerosene from an open coffee can under the stove. Mrs. Woodring discovered the child and rushed him to the hospital. Dr. R. V. MONTAGUE washed out the child’s stomach and cleaned the intestines. Antidotes for kerosene were administered in an effort to combat the effect of the kerosene on the baby’s heart. The heart beat returned to normal slightly before 7:00 and the child was apparently on the road to recovery when the accumulation of toxic poisons in the child’s lungs brought about collapse of the lungs. Death followed at 7:12.
The children and grandchildren of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. A. DRAPER met in a reunion with their uncle, W. G. DRAPER, and his family at Pettijohn Springs Saturday. Present were the families: Mr. and Mrs. RAY of Gordonville, Texas;MILES DRAPER, FLOYD BROCK, CAGLE and family of Roby, Texas, C. C. DRAPER of Denison, Texas; JOHN DRAPER of Sadler, Texas; ELLIS GLENN of Madill; PAUL CRAWFORD of Denison, Mrs. JUSTON POWERS of Durant, Mrs. RUTH SMITH of Denison, Texas; CHARLES E. DRAPER of Tishomingo, Mrs. A. T. EVANS of Weatherford and W. G. DRAPER.
Wilson, Aug. 19:
Two bales of cotton were brought to Wilson Monday afternoon from the Bellville community in the Courtney Flat area. L. L. MCCARTY brought the first bale, followed in two hours by L. L. DOWDIE who took his cotton to the Chickasha gin. The McCarty was unloaded at the Choctaw gin.
Madill, Aug. 19:
Funeral services were held Saturday for CLARIDA HOVERBOOKE, 4 year old daughter of Mrs. SARAH GOODWIN of McMillan. The child died early Saturday morning after being ill with a few hours of ptomaine poisoning. Services and burial were held at the Pickens cemetery. She is survived by her mother, half brothers and one half-sister, and her grandmother, Mrs. ANNA SEWALL/SEWELL. Colby Hardee funeral home made arrangements.
B. B. HAMMONS of the Rocky Point community, again for the second time the past two years, was the first farmer in Marshall County to bring the first bale of cotton to the gin. The second bale of cotton was brought in by J. C. LOLLIS who lives in the southwestern part of the county.
Custer Moore One of 14 Sons
J. CUSTER MOORE, who has been with the CCC camp at Lake Murray for two years and whose home is in Durant, is one of 14 sons in one family, no girls. Moore taught in Carter County for several years, at Lone Grove, Healdton and Woodford. While L. M. THURSTON was county superintendent, he and Thurston and E. A. DUKE of the state school inspectors established the first model school in Carter County at Lone Grove. Of the 14 sons born to his parents, 12 are now living, Moore said. On one side he is of Welsh blood and the other side, German. These boys were all born in one community in Johnson County, Texas, and their mother still lives. Her birthday has been established as homecoming day with the sons and they all trek back once a year to the family roof. Of the 12 living sons, two live in Durant, three in Fort Worth, one in Brownwood, Texas who is a Baptist minister, two are practicing physicians in Oklahoma City, tow live at Cleburne, Texas with one a physician and one a farmer; one in Memphis, Tenn. Where he is an executive for Firestone and one in South Carolina is a traveling salesman.
Monday, August 21, 1939
Oil Field Man Ends Life
Body of LESLIE EMERSON, age 35, oil field worker, late of Lake Charles, Louisiana, was being held Monday at the Richeson funeral home at Wilson pending funeral arrangements. Emerson died in Ardmore early Sunday morning and officers of the county and city, who investigated, said death was due to poison taken by Emerson while despondent over domestic and financial worries. Emerson, former resident of this section, returned to Ardmore Saturday from Illinois and visited relatives at 16 Stanley Blvd. Around 1 a.m., Sunday, he went to the bathroom and drank poison, officers were told. … His wife ADA lives at Lake Charles, La.
Story Clings to his Denial
Durant, Aug. 21: County attorney BILL STEGER asserted today he had an ‘airtight case’ against JOHN O. STORY, age 60, charged with murdering one of his four wives. .. Story was arrested at DeQueen, Arkansas, after neighborhood discussions had called to the attention of authorities other tragic deaths in his family. A son, JOE, age 15, died in a hunting accident near DeQueen last June; another FRANK, age 10, drowned March 8, 1937 while fishing near Gainesville, Texas, and a third, CHARLEY was killed by a train at Peoria, Illinois 20 years ago. …
Tuesday, August 22, 1939
WILLIAM E. DAVIS
Word was received of the death of WILLIAM EARL DAVIS, brother of MAGGIE DUNCAN of Ardmore. Mr. Davis died at the veterans hospital in Muskogee. Other survivors include his wife, MYRTLE; a sister MABEL CAPP of Fate, Texas, and three brothers, HERMAN, BEN and JESSE DAVIS. His home was at Fate, Texas.
Wednesday, August 23, 1939
JOHN O. STORY, Soap Peddler, Accused of Murder, Formerly Resided in Ardmore
JOHN O. STORY, age 60, soap peddler, involved in a sensational plot by which Bryan County officials allege he burned his wife to death for insurance and may have caused the deaths of other members of his family for similar reasons, formerly lived in Ardmore. He lived in the 800 block of A St. NE. He sold soap and while he lived here, his house burned. ..
FRED SKIDMORE vs. BERTHA SKIDMORE, divorce.
ALBERT PORTER vs. RENN PORTER, divorce.
LORENE NOLAND vs. HARRY W. NOLAND, divorce.
GEORGE SCOTT vs. LOUISE SCOTT, divorce.
ISAAC F. COLE age 28 and Mrs. EDITH FAIN age 31 of Dallas, Texas.
ROSCOE DOW MCCALMAN age 32 of Waco and Mrs. FRANCES WILLIARD DOWN age 34 of Durant.
FRED UPSHAW age 28 and Miss CLARICE GORDON age 24 of Medicine Lodge, Kansas.
WESLEY DOLLARHIDE age 23 of Haworth and Miss CHARLENE LADD age 22 of Bennington.
MYATT ALEXANDER age 49 of Tishomingo and Mrs. LOUISE MCGURIE age 42 of Troy.
BURNS W. TENNISON age 21 of Ardmore and Miss MILDRED ANN HICKMAN age 21 of Overbrook.
ARTER A. HIGH age 25 of Oil City and Miss CLETA ZELMA POWERS age 18 of Milo.
ARTHUR A. CLOVER age 29 and Mrs. TRUDIE SKAGGS age 23 of Dallas.
ROY BOSWELL age 21 of Corsicana, and Miss MILDRED GRADY age 18 of Albert.
Marietta, Aug. 23: Thirty-five were present at the reunion here Sunday of members of the E. L. DAVIS family. They gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Davis. Present: Mr. and Mrs. E. A. DAVIS and children ARLEY, MARVIN, JUNIOR, HOLLIS, GENE and INEZ; Mr. and Mrs. WALTER WRIGHT and children, KENNETH and ARLENE; Mr. and Mrs. HARVEY CHILDRESS and daughter ELAINE all of Ladyville(?); Mr. and Mrs. AARON DAVIS and son GLENN DEWAYNE, Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD WILSON and daughter JOYCE, Mrs. NANCY WRIGHT of Elmore City, Mr. and Mrs. ALVIN CUDD and Miss MARGIE IVY of Pauls Valley; Mr. and Mrs. BILLY WILSON of Sulphur; Mrs. ERNEST MOON and son BILLY GENE of Ardmore, CHARLES DAVIS and children, PERCY and LEMONA JUNE of Shamrock, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. BETHAL NAILLS and son CLEO of Berwyn, Mrs. EUNA FOWLER and PETE FOWLER of Wilson.
Thursday, August 24, 1939
Ringling, Aug. 24:
Mrs. M. J. HENSON was honored with a dinner to celebrate her 87th birthday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. HENSON in Ringing. She is active and maintains her own house. Children and grandchildren present: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Henson, Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE DAVIS and daughter KAREN KAY of Thackerville, Mr. and Mrs. CECIL CARNES of Healdton, YVONNE ROBINSON, JERRY DEE RICHARDSON of Shawnee, J. T. HENSON of Longview, Texas; C. W., LAURA, and CHARLES ASTON and MATTIE CRAVATT, all of Ardmore, HARDY MILLNER of Austin, Texas, A. L. HENSON of Caddo Mills, Texas, ELLEN and JR. HENSON of Gladewater, Texas, and G. C. and MYRTLE HENSON of Shawnee.
LUTHER HOPKINS returned from California where his parents located several months ago. Luther will resume his studies at Southeastern College at Durant where he has been active in athletics.
S. O. POOL and wife of Dundee and A. L. POOL of Healdton attended the funeral in Nashville, Arkansas last week for an uncle who was accidentally killed by falling brick in New York City.
JAMES FITZPATRICK of Ringling and TURNER PRUITT of northwest of town will attend the coming term at Cameron college at Lawton. Fitzpatrick graduated from Ringling high school in 1938. Pruitt expects to take a course in aviation.
Middleton Family Reunion
On Sunday, Aug. 13, the children of the late Mr. and Mrs. CLARK C. MIDDLETON held a family reunion at the home of Mrs. NANCY C. VAUGHN at Grady, the first time all the brothers and sisters of the family had been together since Aug. 10, 1929. There were ten in the family with nine still living. Present: Mrs. SARAH SLOCUM of Duncan, Mrs. ZILLIAH SLOCUM of Ada, Mrs. REBECCA CARPENTER of Stuart, MARAN MIDDLETON of Haywood, GEORGE MIDDLETON of Mulberry, Arkansas; Mrs. NANCY VAUGHN of Grady, JOHN MIDDLETON of Mannsville, Mrs. MOLLIE V. MILLER of Fort Worth, Texas, TOM MIDDLETON of Cromwell. JIM MIDDLETON, deceased brother, died in 1932.
Destroyed by Fire
Fire of unknown origin destroyed a barn and its contents belonging to W. C. HARRIN(?) on his farm three miles west of town. A small barn belonging to Mrs. CHIRSTAL GAMEL’S place in Ringling, occupied at present by Mr. and Mrs. BUCK FOX was destroyed by fire.
Two cows belonging to ALEX HAMMONS, who resides a few miles south of Ringling, were killed by lightning during an electric storm here Sunday.
Killed by Lightning
C. J. POKEJOY, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. POKEJOY/POPEJOY, who resided a few miles west of Ringling, was struck by lightning and killed during the rain storm Sunday morning, while helping his father and an older brother herd turkeys. The boy was standing on a large rock when struck and died instantly. His brother, ALBERT, received a severe foot injury when he mounted a horse to go for help when the horse slipped and fell. The deceased is survived by his parents, four sisters, Mrs. GEORGE JACKSON of Ringling, Mrs. NERVIE SCOTT of Wynnewood, Mrs. ELSIE ELLIS of West, Texas, and Miss MILDRED of Ringling; three half-brothers, ALBERT, ARCHIE and KERNEL MCKUEEN, all of Ringling; and other relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the Assembly of God church Monday afternoon by the local pastor, Rev. ELBERT LYNCHE. Interment in the Ringling cemetery arranged by Collier Bros.
Mrs. S. R. WALLACE of Ringling and her children, Mrs. BILL CHILDRESS and husband of Corpus Christi, Texas, L. L. WALLACE and family of Wichita Falls, Mrs. ARTHUR GOODE and husband of Ringling, and granddaughter Miss GRACE ALKIRE and Mrs. BELLE FISH of Ringling all attended the 17th annual Brawley-Sharrock reunion at Sulphur. There were 227 registered and many children, who attended, were not registered.
JACK DODD left to attend Draughon’s business college at Oklahoma City. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. DODD, who resided south of town and is a graduate of Zaneis high school.
EARL CUMMINS, who had a tonsil operation at the Hardy sanitarium, returned home.
Miss MARY MERKEL STEELE returned from Washington, D. C., where she spent the summer with her sister Miss FAYE DELL STEELE, who is employed in the U. S. government there. Mary Merkel is making arrangements to attend the Methodist college at Weatherford, Texas.
MARVIN NOLAN and daughter JEAN of La Junta, Colorado, were guests of his father, T. J. NOLAN and family. On Friday of last week, Marvin Nolan and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Nolan Sr. and family, T. J. Nolen Jr. and Mrs. J. P. DARROW were dinner guests of the HENRY NOLEN/NOLAN family at Healdton.
The junior girls class of the Baptist Church were entertained by their teacher, Mrs. B. M. NEWMAN, at her home last Wednesday. Attending: DOROTHY PRUNER, JEAN ADAMS, DOROTHA KYKER, WILLIE JEAN TROUT, BONNIE LOUCILLE NOLAN, BETTY BELL RANDOLPH, PEGGY ADAMS, ZELLA FAY GOODRICH, SYBLE FAE STEPPE, MARLETT GILLEY, DORIS CHAMBERLAIN, VIRGINIA HAMMONS, MELBA DEAN NOLEN, EUNICE GARDNER, FRETA MCCAY, LELLA MCCAY, HELEN LAYTON, NEVA LAYTON, JURHEE HUNTER and MARY LOIS NEWMAN.
Friday, August 25, 1939
Three persons were killed when a destructive wind storm struck northern Oklahoma Thursday night, crushing buildings, shattering and leveling trees. LEE FLOYD, age 12, who lived near Vinita, was lifted by the wind as eh stepped out of his house and hurled into a meadow where his bruised body was found Friday morning. CLYDE WILLIAM SHOVER, age 22, was milking when the barn collapsed, killing him. His home was near the Floyd home in the Carter community 12 miles northeast of Vinita. H. B. MCFADDEN, age 70, a caretaker, was injured fatally when the storm swept away a concession stand at Lake Ponca, 4 miles northeast of Ponca City.
Death Toll from Wreck Reaches Seven
Texola, Texas, Aug. 25: Death toll in an automobile-truck collision near here last night mounted to seven today with the death of DAN O’NEAL, age 68, of Belton. Another victim, Mrs. M. E. COKER, age 32, of Crane was not expected to live. Six killed outright: M. E. COKER age 34 of Crane, GAYLE BOYNTON age 34 and his wife age 32 of Goldsmith, Mrs. W. L. THOMPSON age about 30 and her two daughters JERRY 6 and JACKIE 7, all of Goldsmith.
Sunday, August 27, 1939
Long article about the Shipman family.
South of Ardmore on Hwy 77, 3 miles beyond Overbrook, then west 6 ½ miles on a graveled road, the home of LEE, World War veteran, and LOLA SHIPMAN is on 20 acres. The article is about their struggle to fill and level their land, tending 6 Jersey cows, 4 work horses, garden, etc. … In 1924 LEE SHIPMAN, age 26, and LOLA RENICK were married… children, LOUISE age 13, LAVERN age 11, LOYD age 9 and LYNN age 7.
Davis, Aug. 26:
JAMES C. WINDOM brought the first bale of cotton to Davis last Monday, raised on Mrs. SLOVER’S place west of Davis. The second bale was brought in by C. L. CHAFFIN.
OLA R. CAULSON age 22 of Sulphur and EULA W. ETHERTON of Davis were married in Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES GARRISON of 1923 NW 11th St. of Oklahoma City announce the marriage of their daughter CHARLENE to FRANK S. THOMPSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. THOMPSON of 1924 NW 11th St., formerly of Davis and Ardmore.
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. WHTIE of Davis have a new son born last Tuesday morning, named SAMMY MICHAEL.
A fire of undetermined origin burned the barn of JOHN LEWIS, who lives north of Davis. He had just finished gathering and storing his corn and other feed.
Wilson, Aug. 26;
Mr. and Mrs. L. I. LOFTON, formerly of Wilson, now of Altamont, Illinois, announce the birth of a son, FLOYD ELVIN.
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. CURTIS have a daughter born Sunday, Aug. 20.
Mr. and Mrs. LAURENCE have a daughter born Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Mr. and Mrs. J. JOHNSON have a daughter born Aug. 17
Miss MARIE STILES, formerly of Wilson, now of Roseville, California, and (no given name) DEFERNE were married in Nevada, Aug. 15, with Mr. and Mrs. FLINT, bride’s sister and husband, accompanying them. Mrs. DeFerne left Wilson two years ago. Her husband is employed in Roseville with the Pacific Fruit Express Co.
A shower was given last Friday to honor Miss RUDY WILLIAMS who married PAT SPEARS Saturday afternoon. The gifts were presented by the twins, RITA JAY and BILLY RAY BILLINGSLEY, niece and nephew of the bride-to-be, dressed as bride and groom.
Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD BAXTER were in Wilson Monday morning, en route to the funeral of his father, who died in Texas, Monday morning. He is also the father of CLYDE BAXTER of Wichita Falls, formerly of Wilson. Mrs. Howard Baxter is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. JACKSON.
Funeral rites were held in Wilson for LESLIE EMERSON, age 35, Sunday. He is survived by many relatives, a daughter, his mother, a son, three brothers, a sister and his wife. The funeral was held at the Church of Christ in Wilson by minister CLYDE CORNER officiating. Burial was in the Hewitt cemetery.
Funeral services for JESS ELLEDGE, age 33, who died here Friday after a brief illness, was held at Enterprise church yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. W. HANKS, Baptist minister. Burial in the Lone Grove cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. Bearers of the body: ERWIN MORRIS, TROY MORRIS, LAMAR HOWELL, BUDDY WARD, CLAUD TICHENOR and Mr. MCCLENEN. Survivors include his widow; sons GLEN and CHARLES WAYNE ELLEDGE; daughters RUTH, BARBARA ANN and EDNA SUE ELLEDGE; four brothers, WALTER ELLEDGE of Duncan, ROBERT ELLEDGE of Antlers, LEVI ELLEDGE of Antlers, and D. H. ELLEDGE of Henryetta; two sisters, Mrs. JIM FLOWERS of Henryetta and Mrs. IRENE HUDSON of Houston, Texas, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. WILL ELLEDGE of Henryetta. Elledge lived three miles north and one mile west of Lone Grove in the Enterprise community.
Funeral for Infant
Funeral services for the infant of Mr. and Mrs. JAKE WHITMORE, who died Saturday night, were held at Bettes funeral home chapel Sunday afternoon, conducted by Mrs. D. E. HOLDER. Burial was in the Lone Grove cemetery. Survivors include the parents, who live on Hwy 77 just north of town, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. MILLER of Lone Grove and great-grandmother, Mrs. MARY WINKLE of Ardmore.
Brothers Return from California
Early in the summer, VERNON STANLEY hitch-hiked to California to visit points of interest, including the fair. On reaching California, he secured a job and after work hours, he visited the fair, San Francisco and Catalina Islands and other points. About a month ago, Vernon’s brother, JERAL D. STANLEY, also hitch-hiked to California and joined his brother. Vernon and Jeral live at 713 6th Ave. NE and are employed in the business department of the Daily Ardmoreite.
Rocky Point Man Dead
Relatives positively identified the body of a man, found dead in brush a mile south and east of Ardmore late Sunday, as that of JIMMY PHILLIPS, 35 year old Indian of Rocky Point. Phillips was last seen on Aug. 17, when he completed a city jail sentence for intoxication. The body was found by BILL JOHNSON, a negro, who lives at 1023 Douglas SE. Johnson was in the brush a half mile south of the city limits with his bird dog and the animal came across the body lying under a clump of brush. Johnson notified officers and deputy sheriffs BARNEY ROSE and HUBERT BARTLETT began investigation. The body was fully clothed, no sign of violence, taken to Harvey Bros. funeral home.
Tuesday, August 29, 1939
Nine Persons Hurt in Wreck
Nine persons were injured out of 11 involved in a two-car collision Monday night 3 miles north of Marietta. Two men are being held in the county jail, charged of being drunk, names PAUL TRUMBLEY and JOE ENGLISH, home in Oklahoma City. Two Ardmore families, 8 persons in all, were in one car and Trumbley, English and DON MOSONICK, age 17, a Chicago hitchhiker, were in the other. Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR ROLLER of 536 Wheeler, young son ARTHUR Jr., daughter WANDA SUE, and Mr. and Mrs. T. A. MCCOLLUM with son CHARLES age 8 and daughter MARILYN age 9 were riding in a Ford touring car.
Funeral at Sulphur
Funeral services for W. W. BROWN, pioneer citizen of Murray County, were conducted from the Calvary Baptist Church at Sulphur Sunday afternoon by Rev. DWIGHT O. NORTHRIP, pastor, with interment in Oaklawn cemetery. Brown was a native of Alabama, born near the present city of Birmingham, Feb. 26, 1860. He moved to Hopkins County, Texas in the 1880’s, then came to Indian Territory, settling near Hickory in 1909. In 1912 he moved to Sulphur where he resided until his death. Because of ill health, he retired from business years ago. Pallbearers: BOYD B. HORSMAN, C. PARKER and four of Mr. Brown’s nephews, OBAN, GEORGE, ORCA GRADY/BRADY of Ardmore and HERSCHEL GRADY/BRADY of Seminole.
Family Reunion at Fittstown
The children of E. A. SUTTLE of Brock met in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. BIGHAM and children BUENA and CHARLES of Fittstown on Aug. 23. Attending: Mr. and Mrs. O. N. SUTTLE and children LEO ONITA and VINITA of Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. O. M. SUTTLE and son PAUL DEE of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. HAMMER and children MARY LOUISE, MATTIE and DONALD of Graham, J. H. SUTTLE of Graham, J. B. SUTTLE Jr. of Brock, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. WARD and daughters BETTY and JUNE of Mexia, Texas, Miss RUTH WARD of Dallas, Texas.
Wednesday, August 30, 1939
Young Hitchhiker Appeals for Job
Do you have a job for a husky young chap, age 17, son of a deceased war veteran, who does typing proficiently, experience in drug stores, fountain, clerk, and apprentice pharmacist? Or work of any kind for husky young fellow, weighing in at 170 pounds, who was former 155 pound boxing champion in this district and can also play the piano? He is DON MASONICK of Chicago, who was driver of one of the cars involved in the crash Tuesday night…. Can provide character references from Chicago?
Madill Man Dies of Hurts
DURWOOD LEWIS, Madill filling station operator, died en route to an Ardmore hospital Tuesday night of injuries received when his pickup truck turned over on him and crushed him, a mile east of Madill, the police station was advised.
Divorces filed: ANN WRINKLE vs. E. R. WRINKLE; BEATRICE EVANS vs. EARL EVANS; MARGARET ALDRIDGE vs. EVERETT ALDRIDGE; ZELDA POPLIN vs. EVERETT POPLIN, W. F. BAKER vs. FAY E. BAKER.
LORENZO GUNN age 22 of Cheek and CLARA PEARL BOSTON age 19 of Ardmore.
JAMES FREEMAN age 19 and IDA MAE BERRY age 18 of Ardmore.
HOWELL E. SMITH age 24 and LAURELLA PAULINE STINGER age 23 of Dallas.
ELMER CASTLEBERRY age 31 and LORETTA PAULINE STEPHENSON age 15 of Healdton.
JOE W. COOK age 21 and BARBARA BEATRICE JOHNSON age 18 of Odessa, Texas.
JACK TIGNOR age 24 of Dallas and IDELL KOONS age 24 of Ardmore.
HOMER ABRAMS age 22 and OLLIE TAYLOR age 19 of Berwyn.
E. BLANTON age 46 of Wewoka and ORENA LOFTON age 35 of Ardmore.
L. E. BURT age 32 of Columbus, Texas, and BERNICE PAUL age 22 of Gainesville, Texas.
OSCAR E. SMITH age 55 of Corpus Christi, Texas, and FLORENCE MILES age 50 of Denton, Texas.
FRED HUDSON age 20 and VALESKA GILLIAM age 23 of Ardmore.
DELMER EARHEART age 25 and MARIE JOHNSON age 21 of Ardmore.
Union Vet Named Assistant Pastor
Pittsburgh, Aug. 29: Col. E. H. SAWYER, age 96, Union Army veteran, has a job waiting for him when he returns home from the Grand Army of the Republic convention. He’s going to take over the duties of assistant pastor of the First Baptist Church at Chickasha, Oklahoma. “I look forward to serving the 1800 members of my church, but I got a lot of pleasure of helping to operate my farm of 480 acres,” declared the veteran… Col. Sawyer, who was shot through the left leg at age of 20 and had to use crutches the past 20 years, has 7 academic degrees, formerly president of two western colleges, president of a bank and pastor of several large Baptist churches in the Midwest.
Thursday, August 31, 1939
Sweet Potato Crop Sold
As a result of two weeks’ selling of sweet potatoes, W. P. AUSTIN of Thackerville had $490 and every potato he sold, he raised on his farm of 180 acres located 3 miles south and one mile west of Thackerville. Austin has a good pickup truck to visit Marietta, Gainesville, Wilson, Healdton, Ardmore and sometimes Oklahoma City to make sales of products. He peddles from his own farm, grapes, peaches, pears, tomatoes, cantaloupes, and potatoes. He bought his farm three years ago, makes $400 annual payments and never fails to have the money ready for the payments.
Choctaw Woman to Have Hearing
Preliminary hearing for MITCHELL ISAAC, age 36, Choctaw woman, charged with murder in connection with the death on Aug. 17 of JIMMY PHILLIPS, her common-law husband, will be held Friday. She made a detailed confession on Wednesday that she caused Phillips’ death by striking him with a heavy piece of porcelain…
Mrs. ADA HOLMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. ADA HOLMAN, age 60, were conducted from the Dunn funeral home chapel at Sulphur by Rev. JAMES C. HARRIS of the First Methodist Church, with interment in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Holman lived in the Palmer community of Murray County since 1918 and was a member of the Methodist church for 32 years. Besides her immediate family, she is survived by four half-brothers, FRANK ESTES of Springer, LONNIE ESTES of Ardmore, SANFORD ESTES of Texas, ALBERT ESTES of Asher; four half-sisters, Mrs. NETTIE PERRY of Marietta, Mrs. MAE NICHOLS of Lone Grove, Mrs. WILLIE KENNARD of Randlett and Mrs. JANIE ROSE of Ardmore.
Healdton, Aug. 31:
Funeral services were held at the Holiness church Tuesday afternoon for JOHN THOMAS HICKS, who died Sunday in Clinton, following an operation. Services were conduced by Rev. VERNON T. BARR. Burial was in cemetery at Healdton directed by Collier Bros. Mr. Hicks was a former resident of Healdton. He is survived by several brothers and sisters, some living in Healdton. A sister, Mrs. RAYMOND HAMMOND, recently moved from Healdton to Tribbey.