The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Friday, September 1, 1939
Ringling Man Near Death
ARTHUR ELLIS, age 45, Ringling school bus driver, is in Von Keller hospital in a critical condition with six knife gashes in his side and five stab wounds and a deep cut in his throat. Ellis was brought to the hospital Friday and C. C. CLINE of Ringling, a cripple, is in the county jail, alleged to have wielded the knife. HUBERT BARLETT, deputy sheriff, called to the hospital to investigate the case, said that Cline, his victim, and a third man, who had no part in the trouble, WILTON HOWARD, were incar three miles north of Healdton and that Howard said that Ellis and Cline were drinking. A quarrel ensued and Cline whipped out a pocket knife and began stabbing and slashing Ellis. Howard was driving the car, a coupe, and endeavored to disarm the cripple but was unable to do so. He drove on to Ardmore and said Ellis became unconscious after they passed Wilson. Bartlett said Cline still had the knife when he reached the hospital and that he had to engage in ‘quite a tussle’ with the man to disarm him.
Pallbearers for the funeral of Mrs. ALMIDA TRAMMELL, age 56, wife of ALPHEE O. TRAMMELL, who died Tuesday afternoon after a lengthy illness, will be JESS TENNYSON, ED ARMSTRONG, GEORGE W. COFFMAN, ROY PARISH, ERNEST JAMESON and W. G. LAMB. Services will be held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Saturday morning, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. O. GASH, with burial at Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. A son, P. F. JONES, who is attached to the naval service at San Diego, California, is to arrive Friday night in time for the services Saturday. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. RAY OAKLEY of Wink, Texas, and Mrs. PAT BARRON of Dallas, and a sister Mrs. BETTY MACKLIN of St. Louis.
Marriage license: ROBERT L. BARKER age 22 of Brock and Miss CLEO BEARDERN age 18 of Lone Grove.
Filed: JUANITA HALE vs. B. F. HALE, divorce.
Sunday, September 3, 1939
Two Oklahoma War Babies Join Army
Oklahoma City, Sept. 2: Two Oklahoma ‘war babies’ joined Uncle Sam’s army today. They are GEORGE L. BUTLER Jr. of Perry and JOHN HICKS of Fairchild. Butler’s father was overseas when he was born Aug. 1918. Hicks’ father went overseas a month after his son was born March 1918.
Boy Wants Home to Attend School
DALTON WEBB, a county youth of Route 2, Box 141, Ardmore, had completed 11 grades and wants to finish high school at Ardmore high school this year. He cannot go unless he has a place to stay. Dalton is a fine healthy lad… give him supplies in exchange for plenty of work. N. D. WEBB, a farmer, is his uncle.
J. J. HARRELL
Funeral services for JOSEPH JORDAN HARRELL, age 68, former Ardmore grocer, who died at his home, 121 E St NW Saturday of a heart attack, will be held at Harvey Bros. funeral home chapel this afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. H. SNOW of the First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery with graveside services by the Masonic lodge with members serving as pallbearers. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. MYRTLE HARRELL; five daughters, Mrs. C. L. HARRISON of Roswell, New Mexico; Mrs. FRED BRYANT of Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. W. J. MCCARTY of Gladewater, Texas, Mrs. LEE ALFORD of Ardmore and Miss LORENE HARRELL of Ardmore; two sons, FRED W. HARRELL of Oklahoma City and JOE B. HARRELL of Ardmore. For some years in the grocery business here, Harrell was born in Scott County, Arkansas, May 9, 1871, and moved to southern Oklahoma in territorial days 35 years ago.
Madill, Sept. 2:
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Nazarene church in Kingston for DURWOOD LEWIS, age 30, of Kingston, who was fatally injured Tuesday night in an automobile accident south of Madill. This was the first highway death for 1939 in Marshall County. Lewis and BILL CONWILL, also of Kingston, were returning home about 8:30 in a strip-down Ford when their car overturned. No one saw the accident but highway patrolmen, who investigated, believe that a blown-out tire on loose gravel may have been the cause. … A partner with MILBURN LEWIS in the Lewis Brothers service station at Kingston, Durwood Lewis is survived by his mother, Mrs. O. M. LEWIS of Kingston, and brothers and sisters, LEONARD LEWIS of Hugo, LISTON LEWIS of Oregon, MILBURN LEWIS of Kingston, Mrs. EARL JORDON of Bonham, Texas, and Mrs. ROY HILTON of Houston, Texas. Rev. BEN J. WILKINS officiated with pallbearers: R. D. TALIAFERRO, THOMAS MATCHEN, LEO MARTIN, LEWI BONIOL, PETE WILLIS and R. G. HAWKINS. Colby-Hardee funeral home had charge.
E. P. HAYNIE is superintendent at Woodville school, with ten years of experience, including the past four years at Achille. He replaces EUGENE BARNEY. Other teachers: Mrs. M. DEATON as high school principal and mathematics; JOE BEN WHEELER for English and athletic coach; Mrs. EVELYN TYALOR LANEY for commerce and music; Miss HARRIET KEARNS for home economics and science; Mrs. HAZEL BUCKLEY as grade principal; Miss MONETTE COFFEE for grades 5 and 6; Mrs. GLADYS GOFF HERMAN for grades 3 and 4; Miss ALENE FRENCH for grades 2 and 3; and Mrs. EDNA HARRISON for primary.
Ringling, Sept. 2:
Funeral rites were held at the Ringling Baptist Church Friday afternoon, Sept. 1, by the pastor of the Wilson Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. C. O. BIGBIE for ODE FREEZE, who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Von Keller hospital at Ardmore after a brief illness. He was born at Mannsville 43 years ago and resided here for 11 years, employee of the Sinclair Oil Co. for the past 5 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, a daughter PHYLLIS, three brothers, BOSS and BEN FREEZE of Hotchkiss, Colorado, and RAY FREEZE of Madill and other relatives.
Tishomingo, Sept. 2:
J. B. RAINBOLT, age 79, died at his home here Thursday, following an illness of several weeks. Mr. Rainbolt was born in Denton County, Arkansas in 1860, son of WILLIAM WESLEY and SARAH ANN RAINBOLT. He moved from Arkansas to Texas in 1889. In 1890, he married ELLEN MITCHELL and in 1895, they moved to what is now Johnston County where they lived in and around Tishomingo since that time. Mr. Rainbolt was a prominent stockman and farmer, a member of the Methodist church for many years. Survivors include his wife; sons, CLARK of Oklahoma City and L. D. of Tishomingo; three daughters, Mrs. MATTIE THOMPSON of Tishomingo, Mrs. COURTNEY GENTRY of Sulphur and Mrs. FLORA MAE FULLETT of Ada; brothers, HENRY RAINBOLT of Hollis, New Mexico; sisters, Mrs. M. J. KEMBRICK of Southland, Texas, Mrs. VINA HOWELL of Albuquerque, N. M., and Mrs. ZONA RENY of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Pallbearers: J. B. HUTCHENS, ANDY ARMSTRONG, L. H. MICKLE, ED MAXWELL, LUTHER HARBART, and LEE FRANCIS. Funeral services were held at the Condon Grove cemetery, with Rev. A. H. OGLE officiating.
Marietta, Sept. 2:
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the First Methodist Church for Mrs. NETTIE JANE COLSTON, age 44, wife of E. P. COLSTON, conducted by Rev. A. A. PUCKETT of the church, assisted by Rev. CHARELS P. M. MANN, Rev. FLOYD ROWLAND, and Rev. J. H. MILLER. Burial was in the Lake View cemetery arranged by Burton funeral home. She passed away at the family residence Thursday morning after months of illness. She was a resident of the county for 39 years and for the past 27 years, made her home in Marietta. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Methodist Church. Immediate survivors include her husband and two daughters.
R. C. ROBERSON of Marietta and VERDA SHANKLEE of Burneyville were married Saturday evening by Rev. HUDSON by stopping him on the highway where he performed the ceremony. Roberson recently bought the EUGENE HOLLOWAY grocery store.
Monday, September 4, 1939
Mrs. L. T. BOW
Services for Mrs. L. T. BOW, who died at her home, A & Stanley, Monday morning, will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Harvey Bros. funeral home chapel with Rev. W. LEE RECTOR officiating. Mrs. Bow, a pioneer resident of Ardmore, came here in 1906. She was born at Burkesville, Kentucky, Jan. 18, 1854, attended Alexander college, and taught in Kentucky schools. She married L. T. BOW, Feb. 11, 1875. Eight children were born to them, three daughters and five sons. Two sons, STANLEY and OSCAR BOW, are deceased. Mrs. Bow was a life-long member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are Miss BERNICE BOW, head of the commercial department of Ardmore high school, with whom she made her home; Mrs. H. W. SMITH of Lawton, Mrs. C. C. BUFFINGTON of Hollywood, California; three sons, M. H. BOW of Gladewater, Texas, HORACE S. BOW of Pauls Valley, and LEO T. BOW of Ranger, Texas; and grandchildren, STANLEY JONES of Hollywood, California, JOE C. JONES of Fresno, California, BERNICE and ELAINE SMITH of Lawton, JOHN LEE BOW of Ranger, Texas, and STANLEY BOW of Louisville, Ky., and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers: GEORGE HANN, MATTHEW ALEXANDER, FRANK STEELE, JOHN HARTNITT, JIM LATHROP and S. L. WILKINSON.
City Leader Church and Clubs Dies
Mrs. MARY B. MOORHEAD, active in church, civic, and musical circles in Ardmore, died at her home, 210 9th Ave NW, Monday morning. She had been ill three months. Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Dr. J. T. MCCLURE, with burial at Rose Hill cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Bearers of the body: E. N. HORTON, LEO ATKINS, B. S. FROST, OLLIE SPARKS, B. V. BARR, O. D. BARBER and ELMER MURPHY. Survivors include her husband, HARRY MOORHEAD; daughter MARYELLA, age 9, sister Mrs. L. C. ADAMS of Kansas City, Kansas, and a brother, CARL C. ADDISON of Saginaw, Michigan. A son, HARRY RUSSELL MOORHEAD, died May 25, 1932. Mrs. Moorhead was born in Braymer, Missouri, Jan. 30, 1895, and married Mr. Moorhead, Oct. 16, 1920, in Oklahoma City. The family had lived here for years. She was active in the First Methodist Church, the Missionary Society and all departments of the church, a member of the Art Club, and the Philharmonic Club.
H. M. Tanner
HORACE M. TANNER, brother of J. D. and C. B. TANNER of Ardmore, died at his home in Terrell, Texas, Monday morning. Funeral services will be held at Lone Grove Tuesday afternoon, directed by Harvey Bros. In addition to the two brothers, there are five sisters, Mrs. EARLE KEYS of San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. MATTIE DRUMMOND of Houston, Texas, Mrs. HARRY SWAN of Lancing, Michigan and Miss MARGARET TANNER of Burkburnett, Texas (fifth sister not listed).
Tribute Paid Mrs. Taylor
Funeral services for Mrs. THELMA TAYLOR, age 37, who died at her home, 118 E St SW, Sunday, were to be held at Harvey Bros. funeral home chapel Monday afternoon, conducted by Dr. C. E. WILBANKS of the First Baptist Church, with burial at Hewitt cemetery. Bearers of the body: WILL S. JOHN, PHILLIP SPEARS, SANFORD BEARD, and LONNIE SIGMOND. Survivors include her husband, B. F. TAYLOR; daughter JACQUELINE and son BILLY JOE TAYLOR; four brothers, ALTON LIGHTLY, CRIPTON LIGHTLY, ELMER LIGHTLY, and CHESTER LIGHTLY; sister BEATRICE LIGHTLY and mother Mrs. ROSIE LIGHTLY, all of Ardmore.
Tuesday, September 5, 1939
Former City man Hurt in Texas Wreck
Slight improvement was seen Tuesday in the condition of CLIFFORD JONES, formerly of Ardmore, seriously injured last Saturday night when the motorcycle which he was riding was crashed into by an automobile three miles east of Pampa, Texas. Jones is in the Worley hospital in Pampa. Fatally injured was W. D. ‘BILL’ KELLEY, age 17, a Pampa youth who was riding with Jones. He died at the Pampa hospital an hour after the accident.
Funeral services for Jones were held at the Pampa First Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Pampa Fairview cemetery. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. KELLEY Sr. Mr. Kelley is a drilling contractor at Pampa.
Jones, the son of M. D. JONES, partner in the Jones-Everett Machine Co. here, was demonstrating the machine to Kelley when the accident occurred. His wife is the former Miss MARY L. ABBOTT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. ABBOTT of Ardmore. Mrs. Jones was visiting her sister Mrs. GRADY MCKINNEY at Harrah, Texas, at the time of the accident. M. D. Jones was in Colorado at time of the accident. Clifford Jones’ mother, Mrs. JETTYE JEAN JONES, lives at Norman, Okla.
JETTIE G. vs. FLOYD HOWELL, divorce.
MATTIE vs. LUTHER THOMPSON, divorce.
R. S. CARNAHAN age 49 of Tulsa and Mrs. MONAH L. WEAVER age 35 of Oklahoma City.
JOE M. CASH age 21 of Fort Sill and Miss MILDRED ODOM age 18 of Dillard.
ROBERT W. BYBEE age 21 and Miss MARIE ROBERTSON age 17 of Marietta.
C. C. CALDWELL age 70 and MARY BOYD age 60 of Tatums.
GEORGE SPENCER age 28 and LOLIA PONDER age 22 of Milo.
Wednesday, September 6, 1939
Well Known Overbrook Man Passes
WILLIAM LESLIE GREEN died Tuesday evening at the home of his son, LES GREEN, dairyman at Marietta. Services, conducted at the Presbyterian church pastor of Marietta, will be held Wednesday afternoon at Overbrook with burial in Rose Hill cemetery, arranged by Burton funeral home of Marietta. Pallbearers: HENRY PITTMAN, STANLEY FORBES, WILL RILEY, SAM PARKER, SID BOURLAND and DUD WILSON. William Green, known by friends as Billy Green, was born in Parker County, Texas, near Stringtown in 1858. His first move was to Chicago, Illinois, where he was engaged in the packing business. About 1886, from Chicago, he moved to Indian Territory and established a cow camp where Overbrook is now, since that time, engaged in ranching and feed raising at Overbrook. Besides the son with whom he had lived three years before his death, he was survived by LOVEL GREEN of Marietta, a dairyman, Mrs. NATHAN PACK of 3rd Ave. NW in Ardmore, a daughter; Mrs. W. A. GARDNER of Harris St NW in Ardmore, a daughter; ED GREEN of Lindsay, a brother, who will attend the funeral; BARNEY GREEN of Chickasha, a brother who will attend the funeral; Mrs. J. B. DOUGHTY of Weatherford, Texas, a sister; Mrs. LILLIE LINDSAY of Dallas, Texas, a sister; JIM GREEN of Fort Worth, a brother. Before Ardmore and Overbrook dotted the map, Billie Green was raising cattle and shipping them to market. He was noted for his skill with roses and his love for horses and cattle…
Thursday, September 7, 1939
Child Runs in Front of Car, Killed
Funeral services for CHARLES KIPLINGER, age ten, son of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES KIPLINGER of Waldron, Arkansas, who was killed Wednesday afternoon when struck by a motor car, seven miles north of Ardmore on U. S. Hwy 77, are to be held in Waldron, probably Friday. The body was taken to Waldron by Bettes funeral home Thursday. According to MOSE ADAMS, highway patrolman, the boy was run down and fatally injured at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday as he raced across the road from the back of the Kiplinger car into the path of a car driven by HERMAN L. POWELL of Ardmore. Adams said that the boy with his mother, Mrs. BERTHA KIPLINGER, his brother WILLIAM and sister-in-law, Mrs. ADA KIPLINGER, were en route south on the highway when their car had broken down on a slight hill… Mr. Powell with Mrs. Powell and Mr. and Mrs. HORACE STEWART of Ardmore was traveling north to Oklahoma City when the boy ran immediately in front of this car…. Survivors include the parents, five brothers, WILBUR of Oklahoma City, WILTON, CLIFFORD, JIM, and WOODROW, all of Waldron, Arkansas and one sister Mrs. PANSY THOMPSON. He was born in Snowball, Arkansas, Aug. 2, 1929. There will be no charges filed.
Friday, September 8, 1939
Well Known Woman Dies in Sulphur
Sulphur, Sept. 8: Mrs. D. C. PATTON, age 94, widow of an early day furniture dealer here and mother of Mrs. P. B. CONLEY, Mrs. CARRIE MORGAN and Mrs. J. B. SPRAGGINS, all of Ardmore, died at her home here this morning after an illness of three years. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church here Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. ROBERT SCALES, pastor. Burial will be Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore arranged by Frier funeral home. Surviving, in addition to the three daughters living in Ardmore, include another daughter, Miss KATHERINE PATTON of Sulphur, a son EMMETT PATTON of Roswell, New Mexico, and some grandchildren. Mrs. Patton moved to Sulphur with her husband and family in 1905 where he engaged in the furniture business. Mr. Patton died in 1915. Mrs. Patton was born near Raleigh, South Carolina, Jan. 30, 1845 and moved with her family to Tennessee when she was 11 years old. It was in Tennessee where she and Mr. Patton married Feb. 5, 1863. After their marriage, they moved to Texas where they lived until moving here in 1905.
Cushing Woman Killed by Car
Death of two pedestrians were reported by the state highway patrol. Mrs. LILLIE CROSBY PATE, age 20, of Cushing Route 2, died of a crushed skull when struck by a car early Friday on Hwy 33 near her home. RELFORD NUNLEY, age 68, a negro of Idabel, died Thursday night of injuries received Wednesday on Hwy 21 three miles east of Idabel. Mrs. Pate was walking toward her home with her husband when she crossed the road in the path of a coupe driven by NEWELL THOMAS JETT age 25 of Cushing. Nunley was crossing the highway with a mule-drawn sled when struck by a sedan driven by ARVIE SNELL, a negro, of Idabel.
Confederate Widow Passes
Funeral services for Mrs. REBECCA JANE STANLEY, widow of a Confederate veteran, who died at the Confederate Home here Friday morning after several days’ illness, are to be held at the Lone Grove Methodist Church Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. MARVIN QUATTLEBAUM. Burial in the Lone Grove cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers; W. W. HAMMETT, B. F. NICHOLS, TOM PASCHALL, FRANK MADDOX, O. W. TALIAFERRO, and W. L. SIMPSON. Survivors include a son, JAMES E. STANLEY of Route 2 Ardmore; one stepdaughter, Mrs. R. J. LEMONS of Long Beach, California; two stepsons, M. M. STANLEY of Pleasanton, Texas, and N. N. STANLEY of Gila, N. M., and some grandchildren. Mrs. Stanley was born in Williamson County, Texas, Feb. 9, 1853 and had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church since she was 17 years old. She moved to Indian Territory with her husband in 1896 and settled at old Hewitt. Later the family moved to Lone Grove then in 1905 to Beaver County. Her husband, J. J. STANLEY, died Nov. 5, 1937 and for seven months, she made her home with her son here.
Sunday, September 10, 1939
City Woman’s Dad Dies
GEORGE P. STONE died Friday evening at his home in Houston, Texas. He was the father of Mrs. R. C. HORNOR of 822 Stanley and had been in ill health for some time. Mr. Stone had visited in Ardmore on several occasions.
C. H. THOMPSON
Funeral services for CLIFFORD HERMAN THOMPSON, age 65, prominent Carter County farmer, who died Friday evening, will be held at the Harvey Bros. funeral home chapel this afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. T. MCCLURE of the First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Mr. Thompson moved to Carter county, nine miles east of Ardmore, in 1907 from Greenville, Alabama. He was born in Greenville, Alabama, Feb. 17, 1875 and was married to Miss LORA ANNE BROWN, April 18, 1898. Survivors include his wife; son ARNOLD B. THOMPSON of Ardmore; three daughters, LOIS and HELEN THOMPSON of Ardmore, Mrs. J. O. WILLIAMS Jr. of Denver, Colorado; a brother DON THOMPSON of Greenville, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. WILL MURPHEY and Mrs. SID ANDREWS, both of Greenville, Ala., and two granddaughters. Pallbearers: G. O. ADCOCK, FLOYD RANDOLPH, HALE DUNN, EARL Q. GRAY, J. B. CHAMPION and R. L. HUNTER.
Mrs. L. E. FINE
Mrs. L. E. Fine of 1021 1st Ave SE, a pioneer southern Oklahoma settler, died Friday. She was the widow of F. A. FINE of Mannsville. She is survived by six children, Mrs. RUBY RICHERSON of Ardmore, V. A FINE of Ardmore, MATTIE FINE of Ardmore, Mrs. S. R. FITZGERALD of Hobart, Mrs. T. SHORTEI of Hobart, and BUD FINE of Hobart; five sisters, Mrs. BILL CALLOWAY, Mrs. HUGH CALOWAY/CALLOWAY, Mrs. BELL NORTON of Mannsville, and Mrs. CLARK HARRIS of Walters (fifth sister not named), one brother FRANK HUGHES of Mannsville, sister-in-law, Mrs. MOLLIE HUGHES of Mannsville, and 17 grandchildren.
Golden Wedding Anniversary
To honor her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. LEDBETTER of 1101 B St NW, on their golden wedding anniversary Friday, Mrs. ARTHUR K. MCCRORY of 1105 B St NW, entertained with a luncheon. The Ledbetters came to Ardmore in 1908, reared their family of three daughters here. They were married in LaGrange, Texas, and lived there until 1908. Their daughters are: OLIVE, Mrs. OLIVE CARDWELL; LAURA, Mrs. LOUIS A. JONES, and JEAN, Mrs. ARTHUR K. MCCRORY, all of Ardmore. Mr. and Mrs. Ledbetter are members of the Methodist Church.
W. F. Bomars Return Home
Mr. and Mrs. W.F. BOMAR of 215 B ST SW, accompanied their son and daughter-in-law,, Mr. and Mrs. WALTER FRANK BOMAR of Chicago home, following a visit here. They went by way of Dallas and visited another son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. BUDDY BOMAR and baby. From Dallas, they went to Paris, Tennessee, for a reunion of the senior Mr. Bomar’s family. There were 30 members of the family all together at one time in Henry, Tennessee, for the first time in 29 years, and while in Paris, Tenn., there were 27 present at a sister’s home. The I. C. BOMARS of 18 7th St. NW attended the reunion and have returned home.
Madill, Sept. 9:
Funeral services were held at the Provence school Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. NANCY ROENA LARD, age 83, former Madill woman, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. V. C. MICHAEL, at Provence. Rev. D. L. RILEY, Baptist minister in Madill, conducted the service. Mrs. Lard is survived by her daughter and two sons, JOE A. LARD of Caddo and GEORGE W. LARD of Sulphur, a stepson JOHN D. LARD of Springer, and three sisters who live in Louisiana. Colby-Hardee funeral home of Madill was in charge.
Rev. J. W. BECK of the First Methodist Church in Madill was in charge of funeral services at the Willis school Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. LUCY P. GILL, age 81, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. IKE LLOYD at Yukon, Tuesday. Mrs. Gill had been ill for some time. She was a member of the Methodist Church and had lived in Marshall County for 21 years. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. TOM OLIVER of Madill, Mrs. JOHN CARLTON of Madill, Mrs. ANNIE HAYES of Wilson, Mrs. NELLIE BATES of Snyder, Mrs. Floyd of Yukon; three sons, SAM GILL of Magnolia, Arkansas, WILL GILL of Pineapple, Alabama, and HENRY GILL of Dallas; a sister Mrs. JENNIE SPECK of Denver, Colorado, 25 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
EDWARD E ALSUP, former Madill high school football star, and Miss DOROTHY COUND of El Paso, Texas, were married Aug. 26 in Las Cruces. They will live at Faden(?), Texas, where he is employed by El Paso Natural Gas Co. After graduating from high school here, he attended Murray College at Tishomingo then left in 1937 to attend the School of Mines in El Paso.
The Coble family, including eight children, eight grandchildren, and others, gathered for a family reunion for the first time since 1934 at the L. J. COBLE home at Isom Springs. Attending: Mr. and Mrs. LEE SHIRK of Aurora, Missouri, Mrs. FERN STIVERS and son of Monett, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. BAY COBLE and children, Mr. and Mrs. RAY COLBE and children of West Lassiter, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. DON COBLE, daughter and nephew of Ardmore; Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE ARMSTRONG and son of Denison, ROSS, MELVIN, MAURINE, LOUISE and Mr. and Mrs. L. J. COBLE.
Miss RENA MAE TRIPLETT and W. H. DAVIS Jr. were married Saturday, Aug. 26, by J. ALEXANDER, justice of the peace at Oakland. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. O. TRIPLETT of Ravia and a senior in Madill high school. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. DAVIS Sr. of Madill, graduated from high school in 1935 and in connected with the Davis Plumbing Co.
Funeral services for HERBIE JEAN, three months old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Z. MAXWELL of Cumberland, were held at the Cumberland school Sunday afternoon with Rev. B. J. WILKINS of the Kingston Nazarene church in charge. Burial was in Cumberland cemetery, arranged by Watts funeral home. He is survived by his parents, a sister LOMA FAYE age 5, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. T. MAXWELL and Mr. and Mrs. JIM DUNCAN, all of Cumberland.
Mr. and Mrs. LAWRENCE ABLES announce the birth of a daughter, LINDA KAY, born at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD ABLES, here Thursday. The mother is the former Miss MARGUERITE BAKER.
MICHAEL LEWIS is the name for the new son of Mr. and Mrs. PAUL O’NEAL of Oakland, born Sunday. Mr. O’Neal is the head of the Oakland school.
Monday, September 11, 1939
Tuesday, September 12, 1939
G. C. Segroves
GROVER CLEVELAND SEGROVES, age 52, former Ardmore grocer and a former school board member, died suddenly of heart disease at his home, 531 G St NW, Monday. Services will be held at the First Christian Church Thursday. Segroves, after retiring from the grocery business here, was with Southeastern State College during the time Kate Galt Zaneis was president of the school. There are several sons and daughters, including Rev. J. T. SEGROVES, Christian minister.
MARTHA RACHEL ELROD, age 21, daughter of Mrs. MARION F. CROSS, died at the family residence, 826 6th Ave NE, Tuesday morning after an illness of six weeks. Funeral arrangements are pending. Bettes funeral home is in charge for the services to be held at the Assembly of God Church of which Miss Elrod was a member. She is survived by her mother, stepfather, Marion F. Cross, her father, G. H. ELROD, brother E. H. Elrod Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. GLADYS FAY SORRELLS and Miss BLOSSOM ELROD; five stepbrothers, JACKSON, BILLY MURL, BOBBIE G., JAMES FRANKLIN and EUGENE CROSS, one stepsister KATHERINE CROSS, and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. C. T. HERNDON.
City Woman Dies
Mrs. W. A. JOHNSON, a resident of Ardmore since 1918, died suddenly at her home, 1409 Harrison, after three years’ illness. Funeral Thursday will be conducted at the First Methodist Church by Rev. J. T. MCCLURE. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery directed by Harvey Bros. Pallbearers: PAUL WOERZ, B. W. DUKE, J. S. MURPHY, ROY WHITE, R. S. RYBURN, IRVIN GIBBONS, E. D. SHELL and LUCIAN HOARD. Born at Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mrs. Johnson celebrated her 51st wedding anniversary with Mr. Johnson last May. She is survived by her husband, W. A. Johnson, son W. DONALD JOHNSON of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters Miss MAGGIE MAE JOHNSON of Ardmore and Miss MATTIE JOHNSON employed in the state dept. of education at Oklahoma City, a brother, GEORGE D. MCINNIS of Hattiesburg, Miss., and two granddaughters, MARGARET and JANET JOHNSON, several nieces and nephews living in New Orleans, Miami, Fla., and Hattiesburg. Mrs. Johnson’s maiden name was MATTIE B. MCINNIS. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson came here during the war from Hattiesburg where they had lived since their marriage there in 1888.
Tribute Paid DAVID H. SAPP
Last tribute was paid to one of Cooke County’s highly esteemed pioneer citizens Sunday afternoon in the Methodist Church at Marysville, Cooke Co., Texas, when funeral services were held for DAVE H. SAPP, age 83, who passed away at his home Saturday following an illness. The services were conducted by Rev. WILL ANDRESS and J. L. LITTLE with burial in the Marysville cemetery,arranged by Scott Bros. funeral home of St. Jo. Pallbearers: BILLY BLAKE, CLYDE STILES, ROBERT BONE, PAUL, RAYMOND and WAYNE YOUNG. Flower girls were EVELYN YOUNG, BETTY JANE BUTTS, JANICE SAPP, MARJORY SMITH, OLIVE HOLCOMB and CLEMMA LONG. Mr. Sapp is survived by seven children, Mrs. MARY HOLCOMB of Big Spring,, R.A. SAPP of Dexter, AUBREY SAPP of Duncan, Okla., Mrs. QUEENIE BONE, Mrs. NELLIE LYONS of Marysville, Mrs. SYBIL BUTT of Valley View and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. BEN FORBES of Ardmore is a niece. Mrs. Sapp was born March 3, 1856 in Timpson, Shelby Co., Texas, and came with his parents to Cooke County when he was 11 years old, settling in the Marysville community.
Wednesday, September 13, 1939
Ardmore Man’s Father Passes
News of the death in Burlingame, California of A. S. BRAMLETT, father of M. M. BRAMLETT of Ardmore, was received here Wednesday morning. He died Tuesday evening following a lengthy illness of a stomach ailment. Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Bramlett and son Ray returned from California Monday evening after having rushed to the elder Bramlett’s bedside days ago. When they left California, he had improved. Survivors include sons, M. M. Bramlett of Ardmore, A. F. BRAMLETT and T. F. BRAMLETT of Burlingame, Cal.; four daughters, Mrs. H. E. TERRY of Albuquerque, N. M., Mrs. HERMAN RUTER of San Francisco, Cal., Mrs. JIMMY PHELPS of San Carlos, Cal., and Miss LILLIAM BRAMLETT of Burlingame, Cal., and five grandsons, JIMMY PHELPS Jr. of San Carlos, DONALD RUTER of San Francisco, DICK, JIM and RAY BRAMLETT of Ardmore, and his widow. Bramlett was born in Mississippi, Sept. 14, 1864 and for 15 years, engaged in contracting and building business in California. He retired five years ago on account of poor health. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the First Baptist Church at Burlingame.
Tribute Paid to Segroves
Funeral services for GROVER CLEVELAND SEGROVES, age 52, former Ardmore grocer, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday night, were to be held at the First Christian Church Thursday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. JOHN MULLEN with burial in Rose Hill cemetery directed by Harvey Bros. Pallbearers: OSCAR KYLE, J. W. BOUCHER, W. H. SPRADLIN, O. E. CHAPPEL, IKE FISHMAN, T. W. LOUGHRIDGE, JOHN SMALL and M. E. PICKENS. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. LENA SEGROVES; three daughters, GOLDEAN SEGROVES of Oklahoma City, Mrs. JOE KELLER and Miss HELEN SEGROVES of Ardmore; four sons, R. C. SEGROVES of Healdton, J. T. SEGROVES of Enid, HAROLD SEGROVES and CARL GENE SEGROVES, both of Ardmore; five brothers, JIM and SAM SEGROVES of Paoli, DOC SEGROVES of Ardmore, ZACK SEGROVES of Wilson and FRANK SEGROVES of Marietta; and one sister Mrs. PARALEE WIGGLEY of Maysville. He was born in Texas, Oct. 29, 1886 and lived here for years.
Thursday, September 14, 1939
Ardmore Folks’ Sister Passes
News was received here of the death of Mrs. W. H. BRALEY of Glendale, California. She was the daughter of Mrs. M. J. BOUCHER of 925 West Main and a sister of Mrs. EUGENE WOERZ, P. M. BOUCHER and J. W. BOUCHER, all of Ardmore, and Mrs. J. A. WILEY of Comanche. Mrs. Woerz and daughter Virginia left for Glendale Sunday and were at the bedside of her sister. Funeral services were in Glendale.
Healdton, Sept. 14
J. R. ALLEN, pioneer resident of Healdton and southern Oklahoma, died suddenly at his home here Saturday, Sept. 9. Mr. Allen came to this region before statehood, living in the Cheek neighborhood when he first came. He moved to the old town of Healdton in 1901 where he and his wife lived and reared their family. Eight children survive him, two others died in infancy. Mrs. Allen died at Healdton in 1933. Mr. Allen, known as Uncle Jim, was well known in the community. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the First Baptist Church at Healdton, Monday, with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery, directed by Dale funeral home. The Healdton Masonic lodge had graveside rites. Survivors are HUBERT ALLEN, CLARENCE ALLEN, W. T. ALLEN, Mrs. VERNIE LEWIS and Mrs. JIMMY RATCLIFFE, all of Healdton, Mrs. INEZ TAYLOR of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. VERA FORE and Mrs. ESTELLE EDWARDS of California. Mr. Allen was held at Decatur, Texas, May 12, 1862 and died at age of 77. Pallbearers: G. W. RILEY, W. R. MCCLENDON, A.S. FARNHAM, E. G. CHASE, C. V. BOX and DAN MOOSE.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church at Healdton Tuesday morning for a long time Healdton resident, Mrs. ESTELLE GUTHRIE, who died at her home here Sept. 11, following an extended illness. The services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. O. HAMBLEN with burial at the Fairview cemetery at Shawnee, directed by Dale funeral home. Mrs. Guthrie lived in southern Oklahoma 60 years and resided in Healdton since 1916. She was a member of the First Baptist church and Eastern Star. Mrs. Guthrie was born at Keokuk, Iowa, June 13, 1871 and died at age 68. Survivors include two sons, HARVE WILLIAMS of Healdton, LEE MARTIN of Wynnewood, and a daughter Mrs. J. T. GARNER of Seminole, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers: TOM BALLEW, JOHN ARNOLD, M. A. COOK, W. D. SIMMONS, W. R. COUCH and OTT DEES.
DAVID RAY SMITH, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. SMITH, died.
Friday, September 15, 1939
W. I. PARKER
Funeral services for WILLIAM I. PARKER, age 68, pioneer resident of Springer, who came to this section 30 years ago, are to be held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Springer with Rev. ROY MONTGOMERY officiating. Burial in the Springer cemetery directed by Harvey Bros. Mr. Parker, who was born Jan. 22, 1871 in Cannon County, Tennessee, died early Friday morning. He had recently returned from a ten day visit with relatives in Tennessee. He came to southern Oklahoma in 1909 and, with his wife, the former Mrs. LENORE SHOCKLEYQ whom he married in 1895, settled in Springer. He is survived by his wife, eight sons, LESLIE PARKER employed at the Ardmore post office, LUDIE and ALBERT PARKER of Bromide, EULIS, JACK and AARON PARKER, all of Ardmore, TOM PARKER of Pontotoc, and CECIL PARKER of Watonga; three daughters, Mrs. OPAL OWENS of Springer, Mrs. HOMER BURNS of Springer, and Mrs. CHARLES WALLACE of Woodford; one brother FRED PARKER of Bradyville, Tenn.; four sisters, Mrs. A. F. DUKE and Mrs. RACHEL TUCKER both of Bradyville, Tenn., Mrs. WILLIAMS of Morrison, Tenn. And Mrs. M. C. RICHARDSON of Fort Worth, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers: WILL JACKSON, ELVIN KYLE, D. M. SELLERS, JESS POGUE, all of Springer, JAMES PASS and JAMES COLVERT, both of Healdton.
Woman Dies in Healdton
Funeral services for Mrs. LAURA ELLEN HUSBAND, wife of J. W. HUSBAND, pioneer southern Oklahoma cattleman, who died at her home at Healdton Thursday morning, after a three years illness, are to be held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Healdton Saturday afternoon. Conducting will be Rev. S. C. STARKS, assisted by Rev. CLARENCE MATTHEWS and Rev. MOSE WHITTINGTON of Healdton. Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: HENRY REVIST, Mr. SKELTON, ERNEST KNIGHT, SHINE BAILEY, Mr. PRATOR and ROMA FREEMAN. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Mrs. GUY OLIVER and Mrs. BIRDIE HUDSON both of Healdton, and Mrs. HARVEY TALIAFERRO of Ardmore; two sons, EMMETT HUSBAND of Amarillo, Texas, and EARL HUSBAND of Pampa, Texas; a sister Mrs. MARY MCKNIGHT of Fort Worth, Texas, who is here for the services, and a brother, GEORGE WILLINGHAM. Another son ELMER died when a small child. Mrs. Husband, the former Miss LAURA ELLEN WILLINGHAM, was born at Whitesboro, Texas, April 26, 1879, and was married to J. W. Husband in Ardmore on Nov. 13, 1897. The family moved to Healdton from Coalgate 20 years ago.
NORA JONES vs. BEN JONES, divorce.
MYRTLE LEFEVERS vs. LUCIAN LEFEVERS, divorce.
ROY OTTO BLANKENSHIP 24 and PAULINE RAY 20 of Courtney.
B. L. SEARS 21 and JOHNNIE PEARCE 32 of Ardmore.
ANDREW PETTIS 21 and ARCHIELEE BOYDE 18 of Tatums.
R. B. CAVNER of Dickson High and EDDIE FAYE TYNES 20 of Baum.
Sunday, September 17, 1939
Criminal Court: CHARLES BATSON; CHARLES BOREN, ANDREW JAMES STERLING, FLOYD JONES, GLENN RICHARDS; MACK SHOCKLEY, HARVE GREESON, PETE MIDDLEBROOK, LEON BLANKENSHIP, EARL ALEXANDER, CASEY TRUSSELL, A. C. LAWLER, GUS JONES, TOM HOLLIDAY, CURTIS ROBERTS, ANDY JOHNS, CHARLES JOHNS, ORVILLE LITTLE, A. I. SENTER, O. A. CRAIGHEAD, R. H. WILLIAMS, J. E. ENGLAND, CLARENCE BAXTER, HAROLD PALMORE, ROMAN MITCHELL, LECK WHITE, HAROLD JENNINGS, MITCHELL ISAACS, TOM DOOL, TOM HENNIGAN.
Madill, Sept. 16:
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Church of Christ for FRANK COADY, son of J. R. COADY of Cedar Hill, who died in a hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Monday. Brother JOHN W. PIGG officiated. Coady, age 47, had been ill in the hospital for weeks. He formerly made his home with his father at Cedar Hill. He had recently been employed by Aerial Mail Service at Fort Worth, Texas, where he and his surviving wife lived. Burial was at McMillan arranged by Colby-Hardee funeral home.
Return to Visit
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. PORTER and son HAROLD of Washington, D. C., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. FRED BLALOCK. Mr. and Mrs. Porter were pioneer residents of Madill, having owned the first light and ice plant in the county. This is their first visit to Madill since 1917 when they sold their business here.
Kingston Man Dies
JAMES A. PARK, age 76, well known Kingston man, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday night at the home of a son, J. W. PARK, at Allen. He had been a resident of the state before statehood and lived in Marshall County since 1915. He lived at Allen with his son the past three years. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Baptist Church in Kingston, conducted by the pastor, Rev. GEORGE WOOD, assisted by Rev. BEN J. WILKINS. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Masonic lodge. He is survived by his wife, to whom he was married for 55 years, and ten children, Mrs. ORA CARPENTER of Chandler, Arizona, STANLEY PARK of Wewoka, BOB PARK of Kingston, LUTHER PARK of Kingston, JOHN PARK of Fittstown, PAUL PARK of Kingston, SILAS PARK of Chandler, Arizona, and Mrs. BEATRICE WOOD of Kingston. Watts funeral home had charge.
Funeral services were held at Ravia Saturday afternoon for Mrs. LESSIE E. ROBERTSON, age 83, a resident of Ravia for many years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. ED. THOMPSON of Ravia. She is survived by her daughter and four sons, CLYDE ROWE of Mill Creek, RAY ROWE of Lincoln, Ark., MIKE ROWE of Lula, and LAWRENCE ROWE of Ty(?), Oklahoma. Burial was in Mill Creek arranged by Watts funeral home.
GLORIA ANN, 7 weeks old, arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES ED GRIGSBY last Thursday. She had blue eyes and dark hair, a ‘superior baby’ according to her proud, newly adopted parents.
Mr. and Mrs. HOUSTON KIRTLEY announced the marriage of their daughter, Miss DORIS, to CURTIS SIMS, solemnized in St. Louis, Missouri, last Sunday morning, at the Union Methodist Church by Dr. PAUL S. DURHAM. Mrs. Sims, a 1937 graduate of Madill high school, attended the Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha, Southeastern State Teachers College at Durant, and the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Sims, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. SIMS of Wichita Falls, Texas, attended the University of Oklahoma, graduated from Tri-State College at Angora, Indiana, and is employed in Chicago by Universal Oil Co.
Waurika Man’s Father Passes
Waurika, Sept. 16; C. S. STORMS, senior editor of the Waurika News-Democrat, returned Tuesday from Missouri where he had been called by the serious illness and later death of his father, ROBERT H. STORMS of North Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Storms died at his home after an illness of only four days, Thursday, Sept. 7, only a few minutes after his son reached his bedside. Funeral services were conducted from the First Presbyterian Church in North Kansas City Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9, by the pastor, Dr. CRAMER, assisted by Dr. SWALLOW, a former pastor. Interment was in the family plot in the cemetery at Liberty, Missouri. Mr. Storms was a pioneer of northwest Missouri, born in Jessamine County, Kentucky, Jan. 8, 1858. His parents moved to Ray County, Missouri in 1858. In 1878 he married the late Miss MARY ELLEN MALOTT of Clay County, Missouri, settled on a farm in Clay County where he lived, the last 25 years at North Kansas City. To this union four children were born, the eldest, a son, died in infancy. Three children survive: C. S. STORMS of Waurika, Mrs. ERNEST L. DUDGEON and Mrs. PAUL Q. ROGERS, both of Liberty, Missouri. Mrs. Storms died in November 1921. Mr. Storms then married Miss MARY RETS of Kansas City in 1924 and she survives. He is also survived by one brother, Rev. W. R. STORMS, Baptist minister in Washington state. Mr. Storms was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Odd Fellows lodge.
Davis, Sept. 16:
Injured in Wreck
Returning from a picnic in a truck belonging to ROGER DICKINSON, the driver, FRANK DICKINSON, became sleepy and ran off into a ditch, injuring seven persons. JUNE PARKER, age 13, received a fractured leg and head injury. OLENE SMITH sustained a broken collar bone and broken jaw. OLA DEAN SMITHY received a back injury and broken pelvis bone. MAGDOLENE HUNT suffered a cut on the leg and bruised hip. Others injured: CRICKET HARPER, KEITH COPS, JAMES CONE of Davis, and RAYMOND GILBERT.
Mrs. ELLA PHILLIPS of Davis and J. H. WILLIAMS of Shamrock, Texas were married last week.
WILLIE MAY BROOKS and LEMUEL MOYER were married Sept. 5 in the courthouse at Sulphur by justice of the peace WHITE FROST officiating. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. BROOKS of Davis. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. JACK FLETCHER and is in training in the U. S. Army at Fort Bliss, Texas.
E. L. PAYNE, age 89, passed away Sept. 1 at his home, following years of ill health. He had been confined to his bed only ten days. Funeral services were held at the home the following Saturday, conducted by Rev. D. A. WILLIAMS of the Christian Church, assisted by Rev. C. R. MCCLELLAND of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife; three sons, WALTER and HENRY PAYNE of Davis and FRANK PAYNE of Kaufman, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. MOLLIE FORD of Davis, Mrs. A. M. HUFFINES and Mrs. E. B. ROGERS of Wynnewood, and other relatives.
Miss LEAH RUSSELL Dies
Miss LEAH RUSSELL passed away from a cerebral hemorrhage at the home of her mother, Mrs. F. M. RUSSELL, last Wednesday. Funeral services were held at the high school auditorium Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. R. MCCLELLAND of the Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. D. A. WILLIAMS of the Christian Church. Hutchins funeral home had charge of burial in the Green Hill cemetery. Pallbearers: B. WOLF, STEVE JOHNSON, TOM HOWELL, ED PETERMAN, LUTHER GREER and GEORGE PIERC. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. F. M. Russell, and five brothers and sisters.
Ringling, Sept. 16:
Services for J. W. Combs
Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon by the pastor Rev. C. O. BIGBIE for JOHN WILL COMBS, who died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. ANNA GRACE STEWART, at Chickasha, Saturday, Sept. 9, after a brief illness. He broke some ribs at his home here days ago and went home with his granddaughter to recuperate but developed pneumonia. He was born at Stillwater, Wolf County, Kentucky, Sept. 28, 1863, and married Miss MOLLIE KATE WALKER at Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 11, 1892. Six children were born to this union, of whom five children and his wife preceded him in death. Surviving are his son, J. W. Combs Jr., four orphan grandchildren raised by their grandparents, Mrs. MARY JANE JOHNSON, Mrs. ANNA GRACE STEWART, BILL and BOBBY CULBERTSON; a brother, a nephew D. A. TEAGUE of Healdton; two great-grandchildren, BOBBY RAY STEWART and BILLY DUMAS. Combs was a member of the Church of Christ. Interment was in the I.O.O.F cemetery with Masonic lodge rites.
Mrs. BILL COLSON went to Oilton last Wednesday in response to a message about the death of her nephew, JERRY LEE DICKSON, 21 months old son of her brother, ANDY DICKSON, Oilton high school coach, who was struck by an automobile in front of his home as he was crossing the street.
Funeral rites were held Thursday afternoon at the Ringling Baptist Church by Rev. C. O. BIGBIE for Mrs. ODESSA ROBERTS of Clemscot, who died Tuesday morning in the Waurika hospital. She, age 24, is survived by her husband, HONEY ROBERTS; three children, SONNY, FLAYETTA JO and BARBARA ANN; her father ELZIE GOLDSMITH of Ringling, her mother Mrs. HENRY LEWIS of Clemscot; five brothers, CLARENCE, CLEO, STANLEY, WADE and KENNETH; sister Mrs. DELLIE PEWITT of Ryan; stepbrother HENRY LEWIS of Clemscot; grandmother, Mrs. THOMAS D. GOLDSMITH of Terrell; grandfather J. A. GEORGE of Coalgate and other relatives. Interment was in the Ringling I.O.O.F. cemetery directed by Collier Bros.
Mr. and Mrs. VERNON TUCKER announce the birth of son born at Patterson hospital at Duncan, Sept. 6, named CHARLES FRANKLIN. Mrs. Tucker was Miss PAULINE CUMBIE of Ringling.
A daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. CECIL HERRIN Sept. 11.
Wilson, Sept. 16:
Funeral services were held for Mrs. W. R. PRESNELL of Borger, Texas, a former Wilson woman, who died Monday following an operation at Baylor. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. MERRILL. The funeral services are delayed pending the arrival of a son who lives in New York. Mr. Presnell died four years ago and was buried in New York.
Tuesday, September 19, 1939
Ardmore Man’s Mother Passes
C. E. DICKINSON of Ardmore was called to Burlington, Iowa, by the death of his mother, whose funeral will be Tuesday at Burlington. She became ill a year ago and Mr. Dickinson visited her while she was a patient at Rochester, Minn. He is owner of the Dixie bakery in Ardmore.
Filed: PAULINE vs. FREEMAN DUNIGAN, divorce.
Marriage license: WILLIAM ALLEN TURNER 31 and LORRAINE BROWN 25 of Tulsa; ALEXANDER ASBERRY 36 and HAZEL WHITE 25 of Dallas.
Wednesday, September 20, 1939
Physician in Civil War Dies
Dr. FRANKLIN M. SKAGGS, a physician during the Civil War, who observed his 100th birthday on Aug. 22, 1939, died at the Confederate Home here Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services were to be held at the Confederate Home chapel Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Dr. JOHN S. MULLENS of the First Christian Church. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. A. GREEN of Stratford, Mrs. SYTHA STRONE of Purcell and Mrs. MARIE LEONARD of Hartford, Arkansas; and two sons, R. A. SKAGGS of Coalgate and LEE SKAGGS of unknown address. His wife Mrs. ANNIE SKAGGS died July 1, 1939. Dr. Skaggs was born in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, Aug. 22, 1939, and served as medical officer during the War between the States with Co. B., Wallace’s Battalion, at Woodfield, West Virginia. He lived here for 50 years and was a member of the Confederate Home for several years. Dr. Skaggs was a member of the First Christian Church in Ardmore.
Thursday, September 21, 1939
J. R. Barron’s Death Probed
J. M. BARRON, resident of Ardmore, died in the Muskogee Veterans hospital Wednesday, according to word received in Ardmore Friday. The body was being held, pending decision on cause of death, which officials at the hospital said indicated skull injury. Barron was held in the county jail off and on from June to last Friday in connection with a peace bond matter. Last Friday he fell from his bunk in a cell and an Ardmore physician was called to treat the injuries. The doctor did not report a skull injury. Later Barron was moved to the Veterans hospital at Muskogee.
Tribute Paid Healdton Man
Funeral services for BAINBRIDGE KIRKPATRICK, Healdton cattleman for 22 years, who died at his home there Wednesday afternoon, are to be held at the First Baptist Church at Healdton Thursday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. O. HAMBLIN. Kirkpatrick had been ill since June. Pallbearers: JIM WATSON, B. S. FORD, ELBERT BRAY, ROBERT DAVEY, W. M. RATLIFF and WARREN BARBER. Burial will be in Mt. Olive cemetery at Healdton, arranged by Bettes funeral home of Ardmore. Surviving are his widow; five daughters, Mrs. LESTER ORME of Healdton, Mrs. LETCHER EDWARDS of Fox, Mrs. HOBART HEARTSILL of Ardmore, Mrs. GARTH MOORE of Centralia, Illinois and Miss EILEEN KIRKPATRICK of Healdton; and two sons, WESLEY KIRKPATRICK of Tucson, Arizona and CALVIN KIRKPATRICK of Healdton. He was born in Mason County, Texas, March 20, 1867, and married Miss LOU ETTAPOPEJOY at Pauls Valley, June 23, 1905. He lived in southern Oklahoma for several years and was well known in cattle business. He was a member of the First Baptist Church at Healdton.
Former City Man Returns
FORNEY GILLIAM of Gardena near Los Angeles, California, is here looking over the streets and alleys where he played and seeing his old teachers. Thirty years ago he left Ardmore. His father, W. A. GILLIAM, operated a grocery store and meat market here and died 7 years ago. His mother, age 77, is traveling with Forney Gilliam. They first went to Birmingham where Forney was born, then to Gadsden where they drank from the old spring where his mother was reared and their car has a bottle of that Alabama spring water. Since Gilliam left here, he has been named General Forney Gilliam, now in civil service. He was overseas in the trenches in Belgium when the Armistice was signed, a member of the 91st Division. When he lived in Ardmore, he became a Mason and he and CLINT DOVE were members of the same Scottish Rite class at McAlester. .. He is at the home of his cousin, TOM GILLIAM, 400 Second Ave SE and will leave here Saturday.
Filed: FLORENCE vs. ARCHIE EPPLER, divorce.
Friday, September 22, 1939
War Veteran Passes
The body of JESSE J. MCGLASSON, age 45, World War veteran who formerly lived here and who died in the Veterans hospital at Waco, Texas, Thursday afternoon, is being returned to Ardmore for burial. Funeral services will be held at Harvey Bros. chapel Saturday afternoon, conducted by Dr. C. E. WILBANKS of the First Baptist Church. Pallbearers, veterans of the World War, will be GEORGE W. FAULKNER, A. R. ROBERTS, J. M. MAUPIN, ROY GIBSON, C. O. TAYLOR, and EARL ABNER BROWN. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery will be in charge of the American Legion. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. FRANK RANDOLPH of Nocona, Texas, four nieces and five nephews.
Farm Woman Seeks Place on Shares
Here is a farm woman who wants a place to work on the shares. There are four members in her family and she is farm raised, knows how to care and milk cows, raise chickens, turkeys and pigs. … Her name is Mrs. M. TENNIS at 731 2nd NE and a kind neighbor will call her to the phone at 1779-W.
Child Dies from Wounds
Shot from an accidental gun discharge which struck her in the stomach proved fatal late Thursday for DONNIE BERNICE BREWER, age 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. POLK BREWER at Springer. She died a few minutes after being rushed to an Ardmore hospital. Funeral services will be at the Baptist Church at Springer, conducted by Rev. OWEN of Duncan. Burial in the Woodford cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home of Ardmore. Survivors include her parents; four sisters OZELL, MURIEL, DORRIS, and NETHA MAE BREWER; and two brothers, HOMER and MARSHALL BREWER. She was born in Springer, April 1, 1934. Her parents have lived in Springer for years.
Hit-Run Car Kills Three Tulsa Boys
Tulsa, Sept. 22: Police sought the driver of an expensive and bloodstained automobile found abandoned last night after a hit and run driver struck and killed three youths and injured two others. Killed: HOYLE STRICKLAND, age 23, and his brother FORREST STRICKLAND age 16, and SIMON W. LAKEY. A fourth youth, who was pushing a bicycle as he walked with them, was injured; LEVI BURL LAKEY age 11, brother of Simon Lakey, has brain concussion and body bruises.
Marriage license: RALPH DOWNEY age 22 of Wirt and (?) COX age 18 of Healdton.
Sunday, September 24, 1939
Fire Wipes Out Home of Newlyweds
When the young Mr. and Mrs. MAX CRIM, newlyweds, came home from a little community party at Pruitt Thursday night, they found what had been their apartment on the Pruitt school grounds, smoldering ashes. The couple had been wed only a month and had furnished their apartment with new furniture, everything was destroyed. The neighbors were barely able to save the teacher house at Pruitt nearby. A two car garage, which was no longer needed for school purposes since the consolidation of Pruitt with Dickson, was turned into an apartment where Mr. and Mrs. Crim lived. She is a pupil at Dickson consolidated school and he is employed at Harrell’s grocery and market in Ardmore.
Madill, Sept. 23:
Returns from Funeral
Mrs. CHARLES L. TURLEY returned Friday from Amarillo where she went Tuesday to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs. W. R. PRESNELL. Mrs. Presnell, age 54, had undergone an operation in Dallas and was improving when peritonitis developed.
Mr. and Mrs. LONNIE WHEELER have a new son, named HAROLD JOE, born on Wednesday at their residence here. Wheeler is employed at Hilburn Market and Mrs. Wheeler is the former Miss PEGGY ALDRIDGE of Kingston.
Mr. and Mrs. ED ROSSEN are the parents of a son born at the home of the mother’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. TOM YOW near Madill. They live in Oklahoma City.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the First Baptist Church at Wapanucka, for JOHN WASHINGTON RICHARDSON, age 83, a Baptist minister for years. Rev. C. C. MORRIS, Baptist minister at Ada, officiated, assisted by Rev. W. P. MUGG of Skiatook, Rev. W. C. LOWE of Tishomingo and Rev. GEORGE CARTWRIGHT of Wapanucka. Colby-Hardee funeral home of Madill had charge of the burial at the Wapanucka cemetery.
Tishomingo, Sept. 23:
W. R. JACKSON
WILLIAM R. ‘BILLY’ JACKSON died Friday at Rockwood in his native state of Tennessee, according to information received here. He is the father of VIOLA JACKSON, now BURRIS, wife of H. H. BURRIS of Tishomingo. He was 87 years old. At age of 17, he came to Indian Territory where he lived until a short time before his death. He first lived at Caddo where he obtained employment from DAVID FULSOM/FOLSOM, a prominent Choctaw Indian, then he later became ranch boss for JOE NAIL, a wealthy Choctaw Indian, who maintained an extensive cattle ranch at the old Burris homestead near Stonewall 67 years ago. Mr. Jackson married a Choctaw woman, a member of the DONOVAN family, which has always been prominently identified among the Choctaws. He then settled near Bromide and maintained an extensive cattle ranch and general merchandise establishment in the same location which he named Viola, after his eldest daughter. He learned to speak the Chickasaw language fluently and became well versed in the Chickasaw laws, later admitted to practice law in the Chickasaw Nation. In 1889 he was judge of the district court of the Chickasaw Nation, later national attorney for the nation. His last official business was superintendent of the Collins Institute, a national boarding school for the Chickasaws. (later obit has Collins as the Rock academy)
Filed for divorce: EARL HUNTER vs. LOIS HUNTER.
EDWARD SMITH 21 and MILDRED PERKINS 19 of Denton, Texas.
DONLEY PIERCE 21 and Mrs. ERA BOYD 18 of Ardmore.
WILLIAM HARRIS 21 of Amarillo, Texas, and EMILENE NAPLES of Leonard (Texas?).
ALTON LUCAS 24 of Ardmore and PAULINE MILLS 22 of Springer.
Monday, September 25, 1939
CCC Worker Slain, Wife Wounded
Purcell, Sept. 25: CHUB STEWART, age 24, CCC camp worker, was slain early today and his wife, GLADYS, wounded seriously by a man who entered their home while they slept. A Lawton, police chief A. B. BOWLING said RAYMOND GLASCO, 45, a guard at Granite Reformatory, and former father-in-law of the wounded woman, surrendered in connection with the case. .. Mrs. Stewart gave an account of Glasco breaking in the Stewart house, who shouted, “You got my son killed.“ Glasco was the father of TED GLASCO, former husband of Mrs. Stewart, who was slain in a tavern altercation last year. ANDY DEATON, then Pontotoc County state representative, was acquitted of murder after a plea of self-defense. She married Stewart three weeks ago. … RAYMOND GLASCO drove to Lawton this morning and was persuaded by his sister, Mrs. JOHN STEVENSON, to surrender.
Funeral for Infant
Funeral services were held at Lone Grove Sunday afternoon for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. PAUL ARNOLD. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, PAUL CLINTON, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. THOMPSON of Lone Grove, and aunts and uncles. The child was born Saturday.
Thursday, September 28, 1939
Duncan Couple Shot to Death
Duncan, Sept. 28: Before the eyes of their horrified daughter, Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE BROWN were shot to death yesterday in the home of a friend and police chief JIM SKELTON said Brown killed his wife and then himself. Mrs. FLOSSIE MILLINER, the daughter, had taken Brown to Brown’s request to meet his estranged wife so Mrs. Brown could sign divorce papers. Brown, age 45, formerly policeman, had been in ill health.
Boy Dies from Snake Bite
Madill, Sept. 28: A snake bite proved fatal yesterday to J. C. WOLFE, age 8, of Powell, who died while en route to an Ardmore hospital. The snake bit the youth on the cheek while he was climbing the bank of a creek. Rushed to Madill, he was given first aid then taken to Ardmore. Funeral services are to be held at Shay cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. E. WOLF and five brothers survive.
Ringling, Sept. 28:
Funeral rites were held in the Holiness church, Friday afternoon, Sept. 22, by Rev. TERRY MORRIS for W. L. HUNTER, who died suddenly Sept. 21, at his home of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 65 years of age and lived in the vicinity of Ringling about 20 years. He is the father of seven children, five of whom survive: Mrs. BESSIE STEVENS of Phoenix, Arizona, LEE HUNTER of Logan County, Texas, OWEN HUNTER of Comanche, JIMMIE and JURHEE, both of Ringling; three brothers, JOE, H. D. and THOMAS R. HUNTER all of Ringling, one sister Mrs. DORA WRIGHT of Comanche.
Ardmore Youth One of Four Naval Academy Midshipmen Died in Tennessee Wreck
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 28: Four U. S. Naval Academy midshipmen en route to Annapolis for classes were killed today in a collision of their automobile and an apple truck at Braden, Tennessee, about 35 miles northeast of Memphis. The dead:
T. B. ORR Jr. of Ardmore, Okla.; BRITTON C. COLE of Bryan, Texas; PHILLIP L. SEEWALD of Amarillo, Texas and MAX E. MCCONNELL of Clovis, New Mexico.
Friday, September 29, 1939
Death Claims Mrs. Gardner
The body of Mrs. SUSIE COOPER GARDNER, age 58, who formerly made her home with a daughter Mrs. L. M. PAGE at Healdton, is being returned to Ardmore to the Harvey Bros. funeral home. Funeral services will be held at the Harvey chapel Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. HORACE CASEY of the First Presbyterian church with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. Mrs. Gardner died at Talihina Thursday night. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Page, Mrs. JACK OAKES and Miss DOROTHY GARDNER of Long Beach, California, sons, LEE GARDNER of Wilburton, ROBERT M. GARDNER and C. GENE GARDNER of Big Spring, Texas, and a grandson, O. W. LEWIS of Durant.