The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Wednesday, November 1, 1939
Funeral rites for Mrs. ETA JEANETTE FLOWERS, who died here Tuesday evening after 20 days illness, were to be held at the Springer Baptist Church at 2:30 Wednesday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. L. H. OWENS, Burial at the Springer cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Bearers of the body: GEORGE WOLFE, W. W. SAMPLEY, J. BUSH, CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN, JOHN DOGGETT and R. E. DEFOE. Mrs. Flowers is survived by her husband, RUBEN ALLEN FLOWERS, to whom she was married at Stonewall, Nov. 4, 1905; two daughters, Mrs. IVY MAE CUTBURTH of Crane, Missouri, and Miss MYRTLE FLOWERS of Tulsa; five sons, RUBEN FLOWERS Jr. of Glendale, Arizona; CECIL FLOWERS of Centrahoma; WOODROW, J. C. and HERSCHEL FLOWERS, all of Springer; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. ANNA KYLE of Springer, Mrs. BUD HODGE and Mrs. ZORA BACON both of Boswell; a brother, BUD HODGE of Springer; some aunts and uncles including Mrs. IRA RATLIFF of Ardmore. Mrs. Flowers was born in Hunt County, Texas, Aug. 20, 1890. She was a member of the Springer Missionary Baptist Church.
S. E. Wilson
STEPHEN EDWARD WILSON, resident of Carter County, died here Wednesday morning of a heart ailment after three weeks illness. He had been in poor health for the past three years. Funeral services will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 114 B St. SW, at 4:00 Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. J. REISWIG of the Oklahoma City church. Burial will be in the family lot at Provence cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. Pallbearers: J. I. CONLEY, N. R. SUTTON, CARL HARMON, JOHN L. PAYNE, JOSEPH KARLICK and OLIVER BATY. Wilson was born at Pocahontas, Arkansas, Feb. 23, 1875 and moved to Oklahoma when a young man. He was married to Miss MARY SHAW at Ada in 1905 then they moved to Texas, living for some years at Fort Worth. They moved to Carter County in 1917. He has been a ranchman and, for years, operated a ranch at Pooleville for T. C. ROBERTS of Princeton, N. J. He had also lived at Provence. Due to ill health, he gave up ranch life three years ago and moved to Ardmore, making his home at 131 K St. NW. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Wilson; two sons, WOODROW WILSON of Ardmore and CHARLES WILSON of the U. S. Navy on the U.S.S. Quincy stationed on the east coast; a daughter Miss EDITH WILSON of San Jose, California; two brothers, CALIB WILSON of Springfield, Missouri, and WILLIAM WILSON of Doto, Arkansas; and a sister Mrs. MINVERA MINTO of Doto, Ark. For more than 20 years he was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and was a deacon at time of his death.
Funeral for Boy
Funeral services for CLOVIS LEE GIBSON, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. GIBSON of 216 I NE, are to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Freewill Baptist Church at Enterprise, with Rev. G. W. HANKS officiating. Interment in Newport cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. Young Gibson died at his home Wednesday morning. He is survived by his parents, sisters MELBA JOYCE and HELEN MARIE; and brother WILLIAM LUTHER.
Article and pictures about DAROLD J. BUTLER, age 26, Garvin County farmer, about he, his wife and young son living in an six room home on one acre tract northeast of Pauls Valley, and his plans to become a modern farmer. He is a tenant farmer, including managing his mother’s 80 acre farm besides cultivating 80 acres of rented land leased in the Washita valley.
Thursday, November 2, 1939
Mrs. ELLEN MARY EPPLER celebrated her 88th birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. V. GRUMBLES at Woodford, Oct. 24, with a large group of friends and relatives present. Before her marriage to JOHN V. EPPLER, she was Miss ELLEN TAYLOR. Mrs. Eppler and her brother, JOHN TAYLOR of Illinois, are the only two living members of the old Taylor family. Mrs. Eppler is the mother of 11 children, eight of whom were reared to be grown and have families of their own. She has 56 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Ringling, Nov. 2:
I. HARMON returned from the west coast where he visited several weeks with his children.At Bakersfield, he visited a daughter, Mrs. HELEN VAN VICKLE and family, and two sons, HARROLD and EARL and their families. At Los Angeles, he visited another daughter, Mrs. J. WALDEN and family.
Funeral services were held at the Ringling Baptist Church Tuesday, Oct. 31, by Rev. TERRY MORRIS for PAUL BUTLER, son of Mr. and Mrs. ELMER BUTLER, a Ringling high school student, who died suddenly Monday afternoon at the school building after practicing with the Ringling Blue Devil football team of which he was a member. Members of the football squad were pallbearers and high school girls were flower girls. Besides his parents and two brothers, JIMMIE and DALE, other relatives were saddened at his sudden passing.
Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE BANKS of Nebraska announced the birth of a daughter, MADELINE ROSELLA, born Oct. 20. The mother is the former Miss ANNE CODGEL.
Mr. and Mrs. FRED HOUSTON announced the birth of a son on Oct. 24.
Friday, November 3, 1939
B. J. Dibrell
At an early hour Friday, the death of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DIBRELL occurred at the home of his son, CHARLES DIBRELL, at 801 C St NW, after an illness of five weeks. Dibrell was born in Houston, Mississippi, Feb. 23, 1857. He moved to this section almost 50 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. MAE HILL DIBRELL; son CHARLES, with whom he made his home; a sister Miss MATTIE DIBRELL of Dallas, Texas; twin grandsons, CHARLES M. DIBRELL and BEN B. DIBRELL, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dibrell; they have been leaders in this section in short wave broadcasting, radio building, and repairing. Services will be held at the Bettes chapel Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. C. CASEY of the Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Arthur Kyle will direct the music. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers: FRED C. CARR, E. E. GUILLOT, C. F. ADAMS Sr., LEON DAUBE, W. C. BAKER and MILTON JOHNSON. For years Dibrell engaged in the mercantile business in Ardmore and Mannsville. He was secretary of the old Shelby Downard Asphalt Co. for years, but had not been active in business for some time.
Baby Taken to New Home
Safford, Arizona, Nov. 3: A six day old baby girl was taken with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES MATTHEWS, to a new home on the edge of one of the upper Gila Valley’s many cotton fields today. It was admittedly the first time in many months that the family, whose home was originally in Oklahoma, has had a roof over its head. The birth of the baby, yet unnamed, beside the highway near here Saturday morning of near freezing weather, was responsible for that. The child and her armless mother, who left the hospital last night, were the object of admiring hospital staff, the child for her sunny disposition and the mother because of her ability to do with her feet what the normal person does with hands. … Mrs. Matthews told nurses that she could thread a needle, sew, launder, take care of her children and feed herself with her feet. The Matthews are transients, en route to Oklahoma from California. Mrs. Mathews’ condition is congenital.
Family Was in Ardmore
Ardmore’s Salvation Army was ‘host’ to the Matthews a year or so, said, Capt. LEON THOMAS of the Salvation Army. “They stayed here several days, occupying the ground floor. The mother was armless…” Capt. Thomas said that after the family left the Salvation Army, they camped several weeks at the west edge of Ardmore, living in a little squatters’ camp. They had originally came from north of town where relief workers had found the family living in a pig pen.
Filed for divorce: JAMES A. vs. ANNA MAE WILLINGHAM.
Marriage license: C. L. GAITHER, 26, and SADIE WOODROW REYNOLDS 26 of Ardmore.
Wynnewood Man Dies
Funeral services for HILLARY SHACKLEFORD/SHACKELFORD, age 65, were held at Wynnewood, Tuesday, with interment in the cemetery at Davis. Until ill health forced his retirement, Shackleford was a druggist at Wynnewood and formerly published a newspaper there. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss ELLA CROSSETT; two sons, HILLARY and FAY. He was a brother-in-law of W. E. SCHOOLER, publisher of the Hugo Daily news, and R. E. CROSSETT, publisher of the Soper Democrat.
Sunday, November 5, 1939
Killed in Collision
Two children were killed, three men injured, and a woman and small child escaped with minor hurts Saturday night when the automobile, in which they were returning to Krum, Texas, from Oklahoma City, collided with a beer truck six miles north of Ardmore on Hwy 77. The dead are; MILDRED WILLIS, age 7, BILLY WAYNE WILLIS, age 5, both of Krum, Texas. The injured: HOMER HODGES, age 30, of Jones, Okla.; ELMER GARLAND age 27 of Bolívar, Texas; Mrs. LILLY WILLIS age 27 and JOYCE WILLIS age 3 both of Krum, Texas. … Mrs. Willis said the family had been out in western Oklahoma picking cotton and left Oklahoma City late Saturday. Mrs. Willis said that Garland and Hodges were relatives of hers and Hodges was returning with them to Krum to visit there.
Wilson, Nov. 4:
Services were held at the Reck cemetery Sunday for OZA LAWRENCE, who died in a McAllen, Texas, hospital Wednesday from injuries received Wednesday in a car accident. Lawrence formerly lived in Wilson until two years ago when he went to Texas with a construction company. He is survived by his wife and daughter, LAVONNE; three brothers, R. J. of Lyford, Texas; W. A. of Velma and EUGENE of Loco; five sisters, Mrs. BELLE GRAHAM of Ringling, Mrs. KYTRIE HOPKINS, Mrs. VIDA ROBINSON, Mrs. VELMA STEWART, and Mrs. WINNIE CAMPBELL, all of Loco. BOB DUMAS of Wilson was Lawrence’s father-in-law.
Davis, Nov. 4:
Mrs. Margaret Russell Dies
Mrs. MARGARET RUSSELL, age 88, widow of the later PERRY RUSSELL, passed away at her home in Davis, Oct. 25. She had been ill two weeks. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church last week with Rev. ERNEST LLOYD conducting. Interment was in Greenhill cemetery, arranged by Hutchins funeral home. She is survived by seven children, BILL, JOHN, and CLABE of Davis, PAT RUSSELL of San Francisco, California, and BUD RUSSELL of Oklahoma City; Mrs. JIM ROWE and Mrs. JOHN MABRY both of Davis; 40 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Madill, Nov. 4:
Funeral services were held Monday for LULA MAE JOHN, three month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. EDWARD JOHN, at the Fillmore cemetery. The child died of pneumonia. The parents formerly lived at Lebanon, where the mother will be remembered as PHOEBE KEEL. Colby-Hardee funeral home was in charge.
Funeral rites were held Thursday afternoon at Watts chapel for JOHN R. WOOD, brother-in-law of Mrs. HOUSTON KIRTLEY. He was killed in an auto-truck collision Saturday in San Bernardino, California. Rev. J. W. BECK, Methodist pastor here, officiated. Wood is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of Mrs. W. T. O’NEAL of Madill; three daughters, Mrs. J. N. HILLIER of Odessa, Texas, Mrs. B. HAWKINS of Hobbs, N. M., and Mrs. J. H. MCGREDE of Pittsburgh, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. SID BURNEY of Oklahoma City, Mrs. S. M. SALVAGE of Long Beach, California; and Mrs. RUTH BLACK of Rope, Texas. Burial was in the Madill Legion cemetery.
Marietta, Nov. 4:
Funeral services were held Monday at the Burton funeral home chapel for ALLEN AUD, conducted by Rev. JAMES E. GRAY, assisted by Rev. E. E. WATSON. Deceased passed away while working a guard at the state penitentiary at McAlester early Sunday, of a heart attack. He had been in ill health for several weeks. He was born Feb. 7, 1883 at Thackerville, age 56. His parents died when he was ten years old and he was reared by his sister Mrs. EDGAR TOWNSEND. For more than 25 years, he lived in Marietta during which time he was employed as fireman for two gins here and as janitor at the Love County courthouse. Survivors include two sisters Mrs. EDGAR TOWNSEND and Mrs. JOE TOWNSEND. Burial was at Lakeview cemetery. Pallbearers: ORREN WESTER, SAM BILLINGSLEY, WARREN BILLINGSLEY, HENRY PITTMAN, ROY LEE COCHRAN, and WILLIS CHOATE.
Thackerville Man Dies
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the First Methodist Church in Thackerville for JOHN D. SMITH, age 63, a Thackerville resident for 51 years, conducted by Rev. D. H. HUDSON, Baptist minister. Death was result of a heart attack. Burial was in the Thackerville cemetery with pallbearers: WARE HIGH, RALPH WISEMAN, HERMAN SMITH, JOHN SCOTT and JOHN MEEKS. Survivors include his wife; five sons, RUSSELL, CHARLES, VIRGIL, JIM, and VERNON; four daughters, Mrs. LELA WINES, LIZA COMER, LULA ROBERSON and CLEO THROSHER; five brothers, DAN, WILLIE, HENRY, GEORGE and FRANK; and two sisters Mrs. EDNA PIERCE and Mrs. IRA RICE.
Tishomingo, Nov. 4:
Funeral services for LEM B. RICHARDSON, Johnston County pioneer, were held Wednesday in the Chapman funeral home chapel in Tishomingo, with Rev. W. LOWE, former pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery. Lem B. Richardson was born in Marshall County, Feb. 12, 1886, and moved to Johnston County in 1888 where he resided until his death, after a prolonged illness. He was in public life here for years, serving deputy sheriff and city marshal. He also practiced law in Johnston County. Prior to his death, he held an executive position with the Works Progress Administration. He is survived by his wife, BEULAH RICHARDSON; a half-brother, DELBERT RICHARDSON of Roby, Texas; a sister Mrs. RHEA of Henderson, Texas, and two nieces Mrs. DEB WILLIAMS and Mrs. HARBET of Denison, Texas.
Filed for divorce: WILLIAM A. SULLIVAN vs. MAY EMERALD SULLIVAN.
Marriage license: CHESTER HOWARD age 21 of Cheek and Miss AUDRY MAY LOFTON, age 18, of Abner.
Funeral for MARCEL BONNEAU, father of ALBERT BONNEAU of 710 McLish Ave., will be Tuesday from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Purcell, his home for many years. The elder Bonneau was in the furniture business at Purcell for a quarter of a century. He made his home with his son here for some years, following his retirement from active business. Last August he underwent an operation for gallstones and had been a daughter in California since then. Death occurred early Friday at Los Angeles. The body is being accompanied to Purcell by his youngest daughter and namesake, Miss MARCEL BONNEAU, who had been with her father during his illness.
Monday, November 6, 1939
Enrollees Hurt in Wreck
Six CCC camp enrollees from Camp 1813 at Lake Murray were injured sufficiently to require hospitalization and four others were bruised and shock when a dump truck taking the 10 youths back to their work after the lunch hour turned over three miles south of the camp. The injured: VERNON COOPER of Durant; JACK B. BURNS of Madill; HENRY ELLIS of Ardmore; RALPH ARMSTRONG of Wilson, ROY MARTIN of Durant, DEWIGHT MCMAHAN of Ardmore. The four bruised: ELMER PALMER of Durant, HOUSTON CRAIN of Durant, JAMES POGUE of Ardmore, and ARTHUR ARLEDGE of Ringling.
Charges on Truck Driver
ALVIN C. BRUCE, county attorney, filed charges of murder by automobile against CARL SHACKELFORD, Ardmore truck driver, in connection with the fatal crash of his truck and a car on Hwy 77 8 miles north of Ardmore. The third victim died, HOMER HODGES, age 30, of Jones, Okla., died Sunday night. BILLY JAMES WILLIS age 7 and his sister MILDRED WILLIS age 5 of Krum, Texas, were killed instantly. J. M. WILLIS, driver of the car and father of the children, continues to be in critical condition at VonKeller hospital. ELMER GARLAND, age 27, of Boliver, Texas, is seriously hurt, but improving. Mrs. LILY WILLIS, mother of the children, was moved from Hardy sanitarium to be with her husband at VonKeller hospital; the 3 year old daughter JOYCE was not hurt in the crash. Relatives of the Willis family and Hodges were in Ardmore to arranged for the bodies to be moved to their homes. The Willis family formerly lived in Marietta, then moved to Krum, Texas, five years ago.
$4000 Spent in Search for Boy
Winslow, Ariz., Nov. 6: While fellow grade school students spoke in awe of the exploits of BRUCE CROSLER, age 7, who survived almost a week of hunger and exposure in one of Arizona’s wildest areas, forest service officials raised the question of repayment of approximately $4000 spent in feeding and equipping searchers. The child, recuperating in a hospital, wise-cracked yesterday about the ordeal which ended Saturday when he walked into a deer hunting camp in Wildcat Canyon, 60 miles south of here.
Filed for divorce: GERTRUDE vs. BOREN KNIGHT.
JOHN MURLE HACKATHORN 22 and WILBURN LEE JORDAN 20 of Dallas.
R. T. HILL 81 and Mrs. ZUE JOHNSON 55 of Dallas.
CLEVE STILL 31 and LULA MAY REED 21 of Ardmore.
ROY HUERTA 22 and FRANCES CRUEZ 18 of Dallas.
JAMES ROBERT ROYALL 22 and MARTHA MAE DEATHERIDGE 17 of Ardmore.
EVERETT L. BEDFORD 30 and LOIS S. MELTON 21 of Healdton.
TROY DOUTHITT jr. 23 and LORAINE KRAFT 22 of Fort Worth.
Wirt Woman Passes Away
Funeral services for Mrs. EDNA PEARL MITCHELL, resident of Wirt since 1916 who died at Clinton, Sunday after 3 ½ months illness, were to be held at the Hewitt cemetery Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. ELMER ADAMS of Connerville. Burial arranged by Bettes funeral home of Ardmore. Survivors include her husband, W. MITCHELL; five daughters Mrs. ADA EMMERSON of Los Angeles, California, BILLY YVONNE, DEVORELOUISE, and BERTHA IRENE MITCHELL all of Wirt, and Mrs. LERENE WATTS of Minelomette, Missouri, and three sons JOHNNY MITCHELL of Wirt (other two names of the sons not given), two grandchildren; a sister Mrs. ETHNA HAYS and a brother C. D. YOUNG of Fox. Mrs. Mitchell was born in Red River County, Texas, May 14, 1895 and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Tuesday, November 7, 1939
Filed for divorce: MICHAEL CHIKOSKY vs. JULIETTE CHIKOSKY; FANNIE DEE REEDER vs. CHARLES REEDER (divorce and custody of child).
Marriage licenses: VALTON RAY DURIN 27 and SYLVIA LOUISE WALKER 18 of Wilson; SCOTT WILLIAMS 22 and OLA MAE NEEL 23 of Goodland, Texas.
Wednesday, November 8, 1939
Healdton Man Passes Away
Healdton, Nov. 8: W. J. EMERY, father of Mrs. J. H. STEWART of Healdton, died in Ardmore Tuesday following an operation last Wednesday. He made his home with Mrs. Stewart, coming here from Pennsylvania 11 years ago. Funeral services will be held in the Dale funeral home chapel Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. M. WHITTINGTON of the First Methodist Church here, Rev. A. S. FARNHAM, and Rev. O. HAMBLIN of the Healdton First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore. Bearers of the body: CLYDE HENSON, BEN J. HILL, GORDON MOORE, J. E. WILLIAMSON, ED EDMONSON, and J. D. PENCE. Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Stewart; a son, S. W. EMERY of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, JOHN EMERY of Tulsa and JOE EMERY of Bartlesville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His wife died here in July 1938. Emery was born in Pennsylvania Jan. 6, 1857, and was a member of the First Methodist Church of Healdton.
Friday, November 10, 1939
Ardmore Man’s Mother Dies
Mrs. ZELA BATES, mother of RANDOLPH C. BATES, Carter County engineer, died Thursday afternoon at her home in El Reno. Funeral will be Saturday at the First Christian Church in El Reno.
Funeral services for JOE ERNEST ANDERSON, World War veteran, who died at his home, 1211 B NW, suddenly Thursday afternoon, are to be held at Harvey Bros. chapel Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. D. DUBBERSTEIN of the Trinity Lutheran Church. The American Legion post will have charge of graveside services in Rose Hill cemetery. Bearers of the body: HALE DUNN, GRADY SUMNER, BERT ORMSBY, WALTER LOUGHRIDGE, CORD TALIFEFFO, and BEN SCOTT. Survivors include his wife, the former Miss PANSY SCOTT; his parents Mr. and Mrs. JOHN E. ANDERSON of Ardmore; two aunts, Mrs. R. E. WILLIAMS of Ardmore and Mrs. CROCKETT HALL of Oklahoma City, two uncles, LAWRENCE WALKER of Ardmore and DINK ANDERSON of Ardmore. Anderson, who served with Battery B 304th Field Artillery during the World War, was born in Paris, Texas, May 27, 1891 and lived in Ardmore many years. He was associated with the Texas Co. here as warehouseman, and was recognized as a musician of considerable note, playing with southern Oklahoma orchestras during the past 20 years.
Sunday, November 12
Davis, Nov. 11:
Funeral services were held from the Dunn funeral home chapel last Sunday for Mrs. P. W JONES, age 68, mother of Mrs. TOMMIE CASTLEBERRY, of Davis. Mrs. Jones was born in Hope County, Arkansas and came to the Palmer community with her husband some 50 years ago where she has lived since. She is survived by her husband, P. W. JONES of Sulphur; two sons, BEN and EBB, both of Sulphur; four daughters, Mrs. MACE NOWLIN of Sulphur, Mrs. LELA BREWSTER of California, Mrs. ETHEL CASTLEBERRY of Sulphur, and Mrs. TOMMIE CASTLEBERRY of Davis. Burial was in the Palmer cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons and flower girls were granddaughters.
Wilson, Nov. 11:
CHARLES SUMNER BELL, known as KID BELL, passed away Monday. He was 85 years old and had been active until a few months ago. He was well known among business houses on Main Street as he visited them every morning and took a great interest in the sports of the school, always traveled with the football boys when they went to games away from home. Surviving him are his wife, three daughters, Miss DOROTHY BELL, Mrs. WEBB THOMPSON of Wilson, and Mrs. JIM LUCAS of Seminole; one brother, FRED BELL of Wilson; eight grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. He was born at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Aug. 11, 1854. He settled in Wilson in 1919 after retiring from 49 years of service in the railroad industry. Services were held Tuesday at the Baptist church with Rev. EUAL LAWSON officiating. Pallbearers were football boys: BILL MARUTISKY, JACK EPLY/EPLEY, LYNN JONES, ANCEL DAVIS, RED SPARKS and CALVIN HUFFAKER. Burial in Bomar Point cemetery arranged by Richeson funeral home.
Madill, Nov. 11:
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Woodville for JOHN F. TUMEY, age 47, who died in an Oklahoma City hospital Saturday afternoon of tetanus, caused from bruising a finger. Tumey lived seven miles east of Madill. Rev. BEN WILKINS of Kingston officiated. Tumey is survived by his wife, LILLIE; three sons and three daughters, JOHNNIE, ORVILLE, CHARLES, MARY JAYNE, ELIZABETH, and RUBY; three brothers, ALEC TUMEY of Madill, JIM TUMEY and GEORGE TUMEY of Platter; and a sister Mrs. MAY BELL CRIPS of Platter. Burial in the Woodville cemetery arranged by Colby-Hardee funeral home.
S. W. NESMITH, Nazarene pastor, was in charge of funeral services Tuesday in Watts funeral home chapel for SAM CLIFTON of Madill, who died here Monday after two weeks illness with pneumonia. He lived here five years, coming to Madill from Ravia. Surviving the 36 year old man are his wife and two children, LOUISE and COQUEESE; one sister Mrs. BERTHA MAE FAULKNER, brothers, OSCAR CLIFTON, CHARLES CLIFTON, and JIMMIE CLIFTON, all of Ravia; and ALFRED CLIFTON of Princeton, Texas; and his mother Mrs. EMMA CLIFTON of Ravia. Burial was in the Ravia cemetery.
Funeral services were held Friday at Kingston for Rev. GEORGE T. HERRIN, pastor of the Baptist Church there for 11 years. Rev. R. C. MILLER of Durant officiated, assisted by Rev. F. C. ROWLAND of Ardmore, Rev. BYRL VICK of Madill, Rev. J. W. TENNYSON ofKingston and Rev. J. S. DENNIS of Kingston. Rev. Herrin died suddenly Wednesday noon at his home in Kingston. Surviving are his wife and three children, HAROLD HERRIN of Omaha, Nebraska, V. R. HERRIN of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mrs. LUCILLE PETTY of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Monday, November 13, 1939
R. W. RANDOL
ROBERT WILLIAM RANDOL, age 85, retired pioneer merchant, died Sunday evening at his home, 105 C St. SW, of pneumonia after a short illness. Randol conducted a general mercantile business here for 25 years and was prominent in civic and church life. He was born May 28, 1854 in Carroll County, Tennessee, son of Mr. and Mrs. MARTIN CRAWFORD RANDOL. He went west when he was 22 and later became a merchant at Dexter, Texas. He married Miss LOUISE WILKES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. WILKES of Longview, Texas, June 10, 1885. Continuing in business until the fall of 1889, Randol then moved to Ardmore. For years he was director and vice-president of the Ardmore National Bank and owned the Randol Hotel. He also assisted in organizing the Pennington Wholesale Grocery Co., being a director for years. Randol helped organize the First MethodistChurch and was a member of the board of stewards for years. He served on the board of trustees of old Hargrove College and was a 32nd degree Mason. Mr. and Mrs. Randol celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1935. Survivors are the widow; two daughters Mrs. EVERETT KRUGER and Mrs. CHARLES MILNER; two sons, ARCH MASTIN and ROBERT LUTEHR, the latter of Fort Worth, Texas; two grandsons, ROBERT ARCH of Breckenridge, Texas, and CHARLES ROBERT of Ardmore. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Harvey Bros. chapel with Dr. ROBERT J. SMITH of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers: WARD MERRICK, MORT WOODS, TOM FRAME, JOHN MAUPIN, SYLVESTER MULLEN Jr. , ROBERT BATIS, ERNEST HENDON, and Dr. HOYLE CARLOCK.
Healdton Oil Man Succumbs
LIGE LAMB, age 50, Healdton oil man and widely known in southern Oklahoma, died in the Veterans hospital at Sulphur shortly before noon Monday. Tentative arrangements for funeral services will probably be in the Harvey Bros. chapel Tuesday afternoon with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. Survivors include his widow, the former Miss ALTA MCGHEE of Ardmore; his mother Mrs. CHARLES LAMB of Carmel, Indiana, and brothers and sisters, HUBERT R. LAMB, WILLIAM C. LAMB, ROY LAMB, Mrs. JACK SMITH, all of Carmel, Indiana; Mrs. NELLIE CERKS of Thompsonville, Michigan, VERNON LAMB of Indianapolis, WALTER LAMB of Shidler, and HOWARD LAMB of Chicago. Lamb served in the World War and was active in the American Legion, and a member of the Masonic lodge.
Six Killed on Highways
Mrs. MARGARET LANE, age 71, was killed when an automobile in which she was riding and a taxicab figured in a collision at a Chickasha street intersection.
WAYNE HALROYD, age 43,Mannford, was killed in an accident six miles east of Oilton.
JOHN NEET, age 40, of Tulsa was injured fatally when his automobile overturned near Owasso.
DOYLE BLAND, age 22 of Indiahoma was found dead beside the wreckage of his overturned car six miles northwest of Indiahoma.
JOHN T. OAKLEY, age 55, of Oklahoma City was fatally hurt in an accident near Seiling.
Mrs. BUD HELM, age 45, wife of a well-to-do Garvin County land holder, was killed instantly when a car collided with a passenger train at a Pauls Valley crossing.
Death Claims Berwyn Man
Funeral services for WILLIAM BERT WILEY, who died at his home at Berwyn Sunday after two years illness, are to be held at the Berwyn Methodist Church Tuesday with Rev. MILLER, pastor, officiating. Burial in the Berwyn cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Bearers of the body are nephews: LEO CROW, CLAUD DILLON, BUSTER DILLON, VERNON DILLON, MILBURN SIMMONS and GUY CROW. Survivors include the widow, one son AUSTIN WILEY of Berwyn; a grandson, JIMMY AUSTIN WILLIAMS, and a brother and two sisters. Wiley, who lived at Berwyn many years, was born at Austin, Texas, Nov. 27, 1871 and married Miss LOU ANN DILLON in 1905 at Newland, Texas. He moved to Berwyn from Texas 32 years ago. He was active in the Methodist Church and a member of the Woodmen of the World for 40 years.
Mrs. Obie Newsom
Funeral services for Mrs. OBIE NEWSOM, Ardmore resident for many years, who died Sunday after a lengthy illness, are to be at the Baptist Church at Hugo Tuesday morning with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery there, arranged by Bettes funeral home. Survivors include several daughters and sons, including Mrs. F. H. CALDWELL of Hugo. Mrs. Newsom was an active worker in the Baptist Church here.
Tribute Paid World War Vet
Funeral services for FRANK NED, World War veteran, are to be held at the Concord church east of Ardmore Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. JOSHUA WESLEY. Harvey funeral home has charge. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. LULEUDA BAPTISTE and Mrs. BESSIE BOSTON of Ardmore; two sons, BUSTER NED of Hartshorne and JUSTIN NED of Durwood. Ned served as a private in Battery C, 12th Field Artillery during the World War.
Thursday, November 16, 1939
Mill Creek Cattleman Succumbs
FELIX PENNER, who came to Oklahoma during the year the Santa Fe railroad was running its first tracks into Ardmore, a pioneer ranchman and cattleman for more than 50 years, died at his ranch home west of Mill Creek Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held at the Mill Creek school Friday afternoon, with burial in the Mill Creek cemetery, arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Survivors include his widow; two sons, CHARLES PENNER, president of the Mill Creek National Bank, and CYRUS PENNER, Mill Creek rancher; a sister Mrs. CLARA NICKLAS of Sulphur; four grandchildren, Mrs. HERBERT BOTUNGLAN of the Panama Canal Zone; DOROTHY NELL PENNER, DWAIN PENNER and CYRUS PENNER Jr. all of Mill Creek. Penner was born near New Braunfels, Texas, Oct. 19, 1859 and attended public schools there. In 1880, he taught school in Livingston County, Texas, and later as a druggist at Galveston, Texas. Hearing of the new Oklahoma country when the Santa Fe was building its roads through southern Oklahoma, Penner decided to come to Oklahoma, setting in 1889 on a ranch near Mill Creek where he made his home. In 1890 he married Miss AMANDA HARRIS, daughter of territorial governor CYRUS HARRIS (governor of the Chickasaw Nation?). She died on March 11, 1923 and on Feb. 2, 1927 he married Miss MINNIE COBB of Mill Creek.
J. B. McCrory
J. B. MCCRORY, age 85, father of BOB and ARTHUR MCCRORY of Ardmore, died at the latter’s home shortly before noon Thursday after six weeks illness. Funeral arrangements had not be made but the body will be returned to Alabama, his former home, for burial, arranged by Harvey Bros. In addition to the two sons here, two other sons, FARRIS MCCRORY of Stigler, formerly of Ardmore, and GEORGE MCCRORY of Houston, Texas, survive.
Former City Woman Dies
Funeral services for Mrs. ADELINE ARBUCKLE PERRY, age 86, formerly of Ardmore, are to be held Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. JAMES J. WALLRAP officiating. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. Pallbearers: J. D. MCGUIRE, J. J. STOLFA, L. L. ROBINSON, CLYDE SHOPPE, E. E. GUILLOT, and JOE CRONIN. Mrs. Perry died at Narco, Louisiana, on Tuesday. She formerly lived in Ardmore, leaving here some 15 years ago. Rosary devotional services will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Harvey Bros. chapel. Mrs. Perry is survived by a daughter, Mrs. NYAL SHERMAN of Beaumont, Texas, a grandson, WILLIAM PERRY CECIL of Narco, La., a brother, BILLY ARBUCKLE of Marietta; and a sister Mrs. JAMES LAWSON of Saxon, Okla.
Farm Wanted by Pooleville Man
F. J. TRIMMER of Pooleville route, box 22 Ardmore, wantsto pay crop rent for the use of a farm for next year. He would like from 75 to 100 acres in cultivation and some grassland. He has teams and tools. He came to this country in 1897 and knows this soil, knows what and when to plant. If you drop him a card, he will come to see you.
Woman Makes Living from Flock of Hens
For four years in succession, Mrs. JENNIE CHIVERS HILL has made a living producing eggs with a flock of White Leghorn chickens. She has 400 layers now, buys all the feed except the green pasture which is plentiful the year round. Her place is about six miles west of Davis. Her father established the ranch and since his passing, she had kept it going. Mrs. Hill has two daughters and is near a high school. Living in close proximity is her brother, who has two sons in his home. The brother operates the farm. Mrs. Hill has found among her father’s effects, a Bible bearing the date 1599 which she offers to sell. She will write to Dr. WILLIAM B. BIZZELL of the University of Oklahoma who is an authority on the value of old Bibles in order to learn something of its value. In speaking of the past summer, Mrs. Hill and her mother, Mrs. E. E. CHIVERS, who lives with her, slept under night under a blanket. Their home is in the edge of the hills and she thinks it is much cooler there than in other sections.
Ringling, Nov. 16:
JOSEPH STALLINGS of the Asphaltum community northwest of Ringling died early Friday morning, Nov. 10, in Ardmore after several days illness. He was past 70 years of age. He came to this section more than 50 years ago from Bowie, Texas. He taught school for some years after coming here, but soon engaged in cattle business and has been an extensive rancher of the pioneer type. Besides his wife, he is survived by an adopted son, BUCK STALLINGS; two brothers, L. A. and LEE STALLINGS; two sisters Mrs. LAURA WRITE (Wright? White?) of Addington, and Mrs. KATE NOLAN of Illinois; also the two MCCOLLUM sisters who were reared in his home, who are now married, and TOMMY WILLIAMS, who resided in the home for years, and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Asphaltum school building Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. MCDOWELL, a pioneer cowboy friend. ROY M. JOHNSON of Ardmore and JOHN VERTREES of Wewoka, both long time friends, paid eulogies to his memory. Interment was in the Loco cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. funeral home of Ringling.
A graveside funeral service was conducted at the Cornish cemetery Monday afternoon by Rev. SMITH of Cornish for VIRGIL RAY HALL, infant son born to Mr. and Mrs. H. M. HALL Sunday and lived a short time.
Friday, November 17, 1939
A heart attack, which caused him to topple from a pecan tree he was flailing, proved fatal Thursday afternoon to CLAUD WASHINGTON POGUE, Springer farmer and World War veteran. … Funeral services are to be held at the Christian Church at Springer Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev . G. W. PHILLIPS of Ardmore. Burial in the Springer cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Escorts of the body: ED WORTHY, BUNK THOMPSON, MACK MAHON, W C. BURCH, Mr. MCDONALD, and KIRB A. DRAIN. Survivors include his widow, the former Miss NANNIE OCTAVER/OCTAVIA HEARTSILL, to whom he married Oct. 18, 1919 at Glen; two sons, RAYMOND MILTON POGUE and WILTON THOMAS POGUE; two daughters IRENE CLAUDIAMAXINE POGUE and ANITA JOYCE POGUE of Springer and his mother Mrs. TOM POGUE. Pogue was born in Ellis County, Texas, Feb. 4, 1892 and had been a resident of southern Oklahoma for years. He had been in ill health for years. Mrs. Pogue is the daughter of C. C. HEARTSILL, well known Springer resident. From Nov. 19: Survivors also include a sister Mrs. WINNIE BRYANT of Ravia and seven brothers, LESLIE POGUE , JESSE POGUE both of Springer, WILLIAM POGUE of Ravia, DAVE POGUE of Oklahoma City, A. T. and A. A. PGOUE bothof Springer, W. R. POGUE of Dallas,
Pioneer City Man Succumbs
T. S. LEE, age 75, one of Ardmore’s first painters and paper-hangers, died at his home, 415 D St. SE, Thursday night after a lengthy illness. He had been in poor health for the past three years. Funeral services are to be held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. O. GASH, and rev. W. H. SNOW, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene. Escorts for the body: ALLEN KENNEY, DUNCAN TALIFERRO, W. G. LAMB, GEORGE W. COFFMAN and E. E. (cut off). Burial in the Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. Survivors include his widow; three sons, GUY LEE of San Francisco;, ARCHIE H. LEE of Ardmore, and WRIGHT LEE of Pryor; one daughter Mrs. HOWARD LONG of Ardmore; two brothers, Rev. C. G. LEE of Oklahoma City and RALPH LEE of Oklahoma City; and four grandchildren, NANCY LEE, BILLY B. LEE, and WATONA LEE, all of San Francisco and ANN LEE of Pryor. Lee was born in Sedalia, Missouri, Nov. 5, 1864, and moved to Ardmore from Iowa Park, Texas, in 1897, and made his home here. He was married to Miss FANNIE LIGHT on Jan. 26, 1890. They were planning to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary next January.
Sunday, November 19, 1939
W. F. Bowman May Get Cash
W. F. BOWMAN, inmate of the Oklahoma Confederate Home, has a paid-up life insurance policy for $650, news revealed by C. G. BACON who represents the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York. Bowman said he took the policy 50 years ago while he lived in New Orleans. He made the policy payable to his wife. While he was a roomer in the ED STEWART home about ten years ago, it was destroyed by fire, when the Steward house burned, Bowman did not know the policy had nay value and forgot it. Mrs. Bowman died June 10, 1910, 29 years ago. Dr. Walter Hardy is working with Bacon in helping to get all affidavits necessary concerning the identity of Mr. Bowman, the death of his wife, and such other information if required. WILLIAM F. BOWMAN, formerly was assistant attorney general of Texas, moved here many years ago and engaged in the practice of law. Misfortune overtook him and he was unable to practice law and was given a home by Carter county. When the county home burned, the late GEORGE W. LEWIS, superintendent of the Oklahoma Confederate Home, gave him a room in the Home where he is still resides.
Madill, Nov. 18:
Funeral services for P. D. NOAH, age 51, of Lebanon, who was killed instantly Wednesday afternoon when he fell from a pecan tree, were held Thursday afternoon in the Methodist Church at Lebanon, with Rev. J. H. MILLER officiating, assisted by JOHN W. PIGG, minister of the Church of Christ at Madill. Noah, for many years a resident of Lebanon, fell 40 feet from a pecan tree, which he was flailing. His neck, back, both shoulders, an done leg were broken by the fall. TIM SANDIFER of Lebanon, who saw the half-mile south of Lebanon, said he didn’t know how Noah lost his balance. Burial was in the Powell cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home. Noah is survived by his wife; three children, RAWLEIGH SIMS NOAH, and Mrs. DOROTHY MAE RHODES of Lebanon, and Mrs. ALLIE ARMSTRONG of Dallas; his father, T. J. NOAH of Mangum; three brothers, R. S. NOAH and WARD NOAH, both of Powell, R. R. NOAH of Russett; four sisters, Mrs. MYRTLE GRAY of Atoka, Mrs. MYRTLE NABORS of Mangum, Mrs. CLEMMA DAVIS of Dallas and Mrs. MABLE BELLE of Amarillo.
Mrs. CALLIE DAVAULT is in serious condition in a hospital at Sherman, Texas, this week following amputation of a leg just above the knee in an operation Saturday morning. A blood clot had stopped circulation. She is the mother of AMOS DAVAULT and CALVIN DAVAULT of Madill.
Funeral services were held for CHARLES EDWARD HOLCOMB, prominent Ravia citizen, were held at the Church of Christ at Ravia Tuesday with JOHN W. PIGG, Madill minister, in charge. Holcomb died Monday after a lingering illness of cancer. He was 69 years old and had lived around Ravia for years. Surviving are five children, ALVA HOLCOMB of Frost, CLYDE HOLCOMB of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, LEONARD HOLCOMB of Checotah, EUGENE HOLCOMB of Ravia, and Mrs. C. U. PITTSON of Ravia; two brothers, one sisters, 23 grandchildren. MILAM EWING of Madill had charge of music for the services. Burial was in the Ravia cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home.
J. M. COLLINS, age 73, and a resident of Marshall County for 46 years, died at his home in Simpson Sunday of a heart attack. He had been in an Oklahoma City hospital and was returned to his home here a short time before his death. He is survived by his wife, two sons, LUCIAN COLLINS and ARLEY COLLINS, one daughter, Miss MAMIE COLLINS. Funeral services were held Monday at the Simpson church, conducted by JOHN W. PIGG of the Madill Church of Christ, with burial in the Rollins cemetery.
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Wapanucka Tuesday afternoon for JOHN HANCOCK, who died Monday night of pneumonia in a Durant hospital. Rev. W. N. SHOLL of the First Presbyterian Church in Durant officiated. He is survived by six daughters and three sons, including RAY HANCOCK of Aylesworth. Burial in the Wapanucka cemetery arranged by Colby-Hardee funeral home.
Last rites were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Kingston Methodist Church by Rev. J. S. DENNIS for CHARLES ODIS ROGERS, son of Mr. and Mrs. CARL ODIS ROGERS, who was dead at birth at their Isom Springs Surviving are one brother EUGENE, two sisters CLETA MAE and OPA; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. M. E. JUSTICE of Madill. Colby-Hardee funeral home had charge.
Marietta, Nov. 18:
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Mrs. BELLE GLAZENER, age 79, at the First Baptist church conducted by Rev. JAMES V. GRAY. Deceased was a pioneer resident of this city, having lived in Marietta long before the turn of the century. Death came as a result of paralysis at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E PERRY at Wolfe, City, Texas, Wednesday. She had been there a few months. Survivors include her son, GEORGE GLAZENER of Marietta,daughter Mrs. C. E. PERRY of Wolfe City, Texas, a granddaughter Mrs. W. J. JOHNSON Jr. of Fort Worth, two brothers, W. S. THOMAS of Gainesville and GEORGE THOMAS of Harlingen, Texas. Burial at Lakeview cemetery arranged by Burton funeral home.
Wilson, Nov. 18:
Two farmers, J. M. SEXTON and T. M. CULWELL, both living south of Wilson, will receive checks from the Chamber of Commerce for having the largest number of cotton bales ginned in Wilson, announced by W. L. STRAUGHN, president of the chamber of commerce.
Sulphur, Nov. 18:
Death claimed ESTEL MCCORD Monday in an Oklahoma City hospital. McCord suffered with ulcerated stomach. Left to mourn his death are his wife, daughter, parents, several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church by the pastor from Oklahoma City.
Dies in Texas
Mrs. FANNIE HOLLAND received news of the death of her sisters at Ennis, Texas, and was accompanied on her trip by Mr. and Mrs. WATLER BELL, L. T. STEPHENS and Miss CLARA HOLLAND.
Healdton, Nov. 18:
Funeral services were held at the Ringling cemetery Wednesday for Mrs. LUCINDA FRANCES LLOYD, wife of A. N. LLOYD, who had been a resident of Oklahoma over 50 years. Rev. ELBERT LYNCH of the Assembly of God conducted the service, directed by Dale funeral home of Healdton. Bearers of the body: J. F. WIGHAM, W. S. GILLEY, WALTER PERRY, CHARLES CONWAY, MARK CHOATE and MARSHALL ROSE. Mrs. Lloyd was born at Decatur, Texas, Nov. 15, 1872 and died Nov. 14, 1939. Survivors include her husband; children, GEORGE, BEULAH, PEARL of Ringling; LEE of Denton, Texas, Mrs. SUSIE REYNOLDS and Mrs. ALICE REYNOLDS of Bennington; a brother GEORGE BAKER of Denton, Texas, and several grandchildren.
Filed for divorce: ANN vs. ROLAND LAYTON; MARY FRANCES vs. COLUMBUS BENJMIN ADAMS; IVA vs. DEWEY VEAL for maintenance and support.
ERNEST BURROW 48 and Mrs. ETHEL M. DOUGLAS 48 of Lawton; RAY E. LANE 23 of Ada and BOBBYETTE SPOON 15 of Springer; SIDNEY RAY KENNEDY 24 and Mrs. BERTHA CLOPP 23 of Ardmore; A. B. HENDERSON 30 and I. F. SIMMS 29 of Dallas.
Monday, November 20, 1939
Five Highway Deaths
JOHN TRAYNOR, Roxana garage owner, died in a hospital at Guthrie today of injuries received in an automobile accident west of there Saturday night.
JOE G. PERDUE, age 39, of Tulsa, died in a Tulsa street when struck by a taxicab.
JOHN P. COVEY, age 32, Stonewall oil field worker, was killed when a car overturned and plunged into a ditch three miles south of Ada; two others were injured.
ROBERT G. MAXWELL, age 67, died at Muskogee of injuries suffered last Wednesday when he was struck by a car in a Muskogee street.
GEORGE H. STINE, 11 year old boy of Miami, was injured fatally when his bicycle and a truck collided at Miami.
Enterprise Child Passes
Funeral services for KENNETH TUSKER, age 6, of Enterprise, who died late Saturday, were to be held at Enterprise Freewill Baptist Church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. W. HANKS. Burial in the Lone Grove cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. TUSKER; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. F W. TUSKER and Mr. and Mrs. BLAINE (blurred print), all of Lone Grove; his great-grandmother, Mrs. R. C. MEEK of Bridgeport, Texas; two brothers, JAMES and BILLY DEAN TUSKER; a sister GLENDA RUTH TUSKER, and some uncles and aunts. The child was born Oct. 15, 1933.
Funeral services for CECIL C. CARTER, age 37, employee of the Ben Franklin Refinery here, who died Sunday after a brief illness, will be held at the Bettes funeral home chapel Monday afternoon, conduced by Rev. CONNER, Christian minister at Wilson, with burial at Rose Hill cemetery. Escorts for the body: H. L. BAHMER, C. BESAW, R. L. HORNER, JOE WHITEHURST, HARRY HUDSON and G. STEWART. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. WILLIE CARTER of Lone Grove; a son C. CARTER; a foster son ROM COY of Lone Grove; his mother, Mrs. APLLIE STEPHENS and stepfather W. D. STEPHENS of Duncan; his grandmother Mrs. ANGIE CARTER of Weatherford, Texas; three half-sisters, Mrs. E. HASKIN of Seminole, ELSIE and MARIE(?) STEPHENS of Duncan; three half-brothers, V. L. PARK of Electra, Texas, D. D. PARR and F. L. STEPHENS of Duncan. Carter was born in Fort Worth, Texas, March 25, 1902 and lived most of his life at Lone Grove.
Funeral for Mrs. Lebus
Funeral services for Mrs. ROSE P. LEBUS, age 86, widow of T. C. LEBUS, an early day Ardmore resident, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. NINA WOODARD of 415 B St NW Friday afternoon, were held at Harvey Bros. chapel Saturday afternoon. Dr. C. E. WILBANKS of the First Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Escorts: CLARENCE WOODARD, WESLEY WOODARD, JACK WOODARD, BROWNIE HURLEY, HOWARD JOHNSON and R. H. LEDBETTER. Mrs. Lebus was born in Medina, Ohio, April 22, 1853 and moved to Ardmore nearly 50 years ago. In addition to her daughter Mrs. Woodard, with whom she made her home, a son, BILL LEBUS, also survives.
Thursday, November 23, 1939
Healdton, Nov. 22:
MARION WHITFIELD, uncle of Mrs. ELMER LEAF, with whom he had made his home for the past years, died here Tuesday morning. The body was taken to the Morris funeral home at Waurika. Burial will be at Waurika and funeral services conducted by Rev. VERNON BARR of Healdton. Mr. Whitfield is a brother of Rev. G. W. WHITFIELD of Springer, widely known Baptist minister. Other survivors are a son who lives at Waurika, a daughter at Marietta, and another daughter at Austin, Texas.
Mrs. B. A. ROBINSON of Healdton received news Tuesday about the death of her son, EDWARD ROBINSON at Lawton.
Mr. and Mrs. AUBREY MCMILLAN and CLAUDE ODLE were called to Abilene, Texas, Thursday to attend the funeral of Mr. Odle’s mother-in-law, Mr. ALICE HOLLIDAY who died at her home there. Burial was in Springdale, Arkansas.
Friday, November 24, 1939
E. K. Messick
Funeral services for E. K. ‘JACK’ MESSICK, of 226 Sixth NW, are to be held Sunday afternoon at the Harvey Bros. chapel with Rev. HORACE CASEY of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery. The Ardmore Masonic lodge will have graveside services. Messick is survived by his wife, a widely known vocalist of this area, and a son. His body was found near the new picnic area being built in Murray park Thursday afternoon by E. O. EGGLESTON, Mrs. Eggleston, and Mrs. Messick, who had gone to search for Mr. Messick. He left home 8:00 a.m. Thursday and when noon passed without a word from him, his wife became alarmed because it was his custom to telephone her during noon. The body was at the rear of his car with the motor running, his head near the exhaust and his left wrist slashed with a razor found 20 steps away. A billfold was on the car seat with a note to Mrs. Messick. … Messick had been in ill heath for some years and was despondent. He was construction foreman for the national park service at the Lake Murray park, continually in services since 1933.
Filed for divorce: HELEN LOUISE LERRET vs. THOMAS F. LERRET; RAY MCKEOWN vs. W. M. MCKEOWN.
Marriage licenses: ROY TUFTS, 45, and SALLIE MILLER, 28, of Dallas; ED BRANDLE 29 of Oklahoma City and ANNA LOUISE GRILL 16 of Norman; VERNON J. CAREY 35 and Mrs. FRANCES FULLER 34 of Dallas; ROBERT WEST 23 and MAYBELL RATLIFF 18 of Ardmore.
Sunday, November 26, 1939
10-Year-Old Boy Dies
Maud, Nov. 25: A ten year old boy was burned to death and three other members of his family were injured critically tonight when fire swept a small farm house 4 miles southwest of her. The body of VERNON SEARS was taken from the blackened home. In a hospital near death from burns were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. SEARS and his 7 year old sister LOUISE. Sears, age 72, and his wife, age 45, told that the family had retired for the night and awoke to find the house in flames. They were burned trying to save their son. Four other children were not at home.
Masons Will Pay Tribute
E. K. ‘Jack’ Messick is survived by his widow, Mrs. VIRGINIA MESSICK, son EDGAR VIRGIL MESSICK, and a sister Mrs. P. H. POWERS of Chicago.
Bristow Man Found Dead
Bristow, Nov. 25: A coroner’s jury attributed the death of natural causes for HENRY SENTER, age 53, prominent Bristow business man and sportsman, who was found dead in a wooded area near here. Search for Senter was started when LONG GREGORY, a farmer, reported Senter failed to return to his car last night after hunting quail alone on Gregory’s farm during the afternoon. The jury found that Senter died of a heart attack.
Davis, Nov. 25:
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BLANTON and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Blanton’s father, E. F. DICKEY, age 88, at Clinton, last week. Burial was at Arapaho. Mr. Dickey was making his home with a son at Arapaho. Deceased leaves three daughters and three sons, Mrs. WITCHER HATCHER of Arapaho, Mrs. HARRY PEACH of Hobart, Mrs. J. W. BLANTON of Davis, ARNODL DICKEY of Arapaho, EVERETT DICKEY of Sentinel and J. O. DICKEY of Weatherford.
Mrs. EMMA SATTERFIELD, age 70, died at Santa Monica, California last week. The funeral and burial were at Santa Monica. Mrs. Satterfield was a pioneer of Missouri and was a pioneer of Davis, coming here with her husband many years ago. After his death 20 years ago, she moved to California where she resided with her son, HENRY, returning to visit here. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. CHARLES STEVENS of Santa Monica, California; two sons, CLARENCE SATTERFIELD of Davis and HENRY SATTERFIELD of Santa Monica; and two grandchildren who live in California.
Madill, Nov. 25:
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Cumberland school for ED CARROLL, age 66, pioneer Marshall County resident, who died suddenly Wednesday of heart failure at the home of his son, WHIT CAROLL near Aylesworth. Carroll, well known among early settlers, was sitting in a chair reading when he slumped over dead. Burial was to be in Cumberland cemetery, arranged by Watts funeral home. Rev. SAM LAMBERT, pastor at Cumberland, was to officiate. Surviving are his wife and nine children, Mrs. RAYMOND YOW and Mrs. J. E. BERNARD of Madill, Mrs. L. L. BURGE of Isom Springs, Mrs. ALTA TEAGUE of Ardmore, Mrs. SUSIE TEAGUE of Linn, Mrs. JULIA MORRISON of Cumberland, CONDLE CARROLL and JIM CARROLL of Linn, WHIT CARROLL of Mead; two brothers, C. C. CARROLL of Madill and WHIT CARROLL of Brock; four sisters, Mrs. EULA UNDERHILL and Mrs. A. F. FULLER of Linn, Mrs. BILL EASTWOOD of Mead and Mrs. LAURA PHILLIPS of Vinita.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. BENTON, residents of Oakland for years, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday. The Bentons have five children and seven grandchildren.
Healdton, Nov. 25:
Mrs. SARAH H. MCDANIEL, mother-in-law of A. W. BOSSA, died at the home in Healdton, Tuesday. Mrs. McDaniel was a resident of Oklahoma City and had come to Healdton when she succumbed to pneumonia. The body was taken to Oklahoma City by Dale funeral home and services were held in Oklahoma City Wednesday. She was 67 years old. The Bossa family was recently transferred here by the Sinclair Oil Co.
Funeral services were held at Mission, Texas, Wednesday for the mother of JOHN and HERSHELL STEPHENS of Healdton. Mrs. Stephens passed away at the family home at Mission, Texas. She had lived there 16 years. Survivors are her husband, two daughters and seven sons.
Funeral services at the Mt. Olive cemetery were held Monday for JOYCE REYNOLDS, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. REYNOLDS of McMan. Rev. T. J. KNIGHT, Baptist minister, conducted the service.
Marietta, Nov. 25:
Funeral services were held Monday for VIRGIL ELLIS, age 30, at the First Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. EULA LAWSON, assisted by Rev. WALTER ROWLAND. Deceased passed away at the Gainesville, Texas, sanitarium Saturday night of a throat infection and pneumonia, ill only a few days. He was born in San Saba, Texas, and moved to Love County with his parents in 1912. For the past few years, he was a farmer and an automobile mechanic. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery arranged by Burton funeral home. Survivors include his wife, two children, PATSY ANNE age 6 and DONALD LEE age 1; his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. L. ELLIS; sisters Mrs. HOMER BROOKS and Mrs. R. P. BROOKS; and brother GRANVILLE ELLIS.
Monday, November 27, 1939
An immigrant boy who came to this country from his native France in 1877 and established the first ice cream parlor in Ardmore died at his home here early Sunday after a brief illness. He was JULIUS KAHN, early day business and fraternal leader of Ardmore, whose death at his home, 224 C St SW where he had resided continuously since his arrival here in 1889, marks the first break in the family. At his bedside was his wife, Mrs. REBECCA STIEFEL KAHAN, one of the city’s best known social welfare workers, and two daughters, Mrs. PINCUS TEMERLIN and Mrs. HARDY SIMS SOLOMON, who is a teacher in the Ardmore schools. The two sons, Dr. BERNARD KAHN of Spokane, Washington, and SIMON S. KAHN of New York City, arrived here by plane Monday morning.
Services planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday at Temple Emeth will be conducted by Rabbi S. S. SOSKIN of Fort Worth, Texas, followed by burial in Mount Zion cemetery, arranged by Harvey Bros. The body will lie in state at the home he built and lived the past 37 years and he will be buried in the same suit he wore to his wedding 44 years ago at Butler, Indiana. Born in Scherheim, Alsace, France, in 1860, he would have been 80 years old next April. (long description of his places of residence and civic and fraternal activities).
Second Victim of Maud Fire
Maud, Nov. 27: The fire which destroyed a farm home four miles southwest of Maud Saturday night claimed its second victim, LOUISE SEARS, age 7. Her brother, EARL SEARS, age 10, died in the fire. Mrs. JOHN W. SEARS, age 45, mother of the children, was reported near death, but the 73 year old father was better.
Filed for divorce: VIRGINIA MAE vs. JOHN DAVID MAJOR.
Marriage licenses: FLOYD RAINS 23 and HELEN TRUSSELL 18 of Ardmore; BERT SIDES 32 and EMMA RICKMAN 24 of Ardmore; JENNINGS PIPINS 27 of Orr and ETTA CHITWOOD 18 of Rubottom; THOMAS EUGENE YOUNG and ROXAN ALEXANDER 18 of Tatums.
Tuesday, November 28, 1939
J. H. FERGUSON
Funeral for JOHN HARMON FERGUSON, who died Tuesday morning at his home east of Ardmore, will be conducted Wednesday at the Bettes funeral home chapel with Rev. W. LEE RECTOR of the First Orthodox Baptist Church in charge of rites. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers: JOHN GRIFFIS, FARLEY RICHMOND, CLAUDE GOLDEN, FLOYD RANDOLPH, ANDREW RIDDLE, and CLARENCE HARRIS. Ferguson was born at Fort Smith, Arkansas, May 16, 1870. He came to Ardmore in 1903 and operated a livery stable for years, lager in the stock and farming business. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church which he joined at Hickory Ridge, Arkansas at age of 22. He was married on Feb. 14, 1892 to Miss TINNIA M. WILSON, a resident of Arkansas, and to them were born five children. He is survived by his widow; four daughters, Mrs. CLAUDIA LYLES and Mrs. GOLDA PRUITT of Ardmore, Mrs. LILLY PATE and Mrs. ADA PATTERSON of Brownwood, Texas; one son, TOMMY FERGUSON of Tucson, Arizona; a brother LEWIS FERGUSON of Duncan; three sisters, Mrs. MARY MALVINA BKER of Pryor, Mrs. BELLE MOORE of Kansas and Mrs. MARGARETTA HOLTHAM of Nocona, Texas, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Woman Dies at Healdton
Rosary services for Mrs. CLARA LORETTA WEST, age 35, of Healdton will be held at 7:30 Tuesday night at the Harvey Bros. funeral home chapel and funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in St. Rose of Lima cemetery at Perry. Mrs. West died at Healdton Monday. She is survived by her husband, HERSHEL R. WEST, two sons, BILLY RAY and JERRY DEAN; one sister Mrs. AGNES BOLAY; three brothers, JOHN S. GLEASON, ARGYLE GLEASON and GEORGE D. GLEASON; and her father, J. T. GLEASON all of Orlando.
Two Shawnee Women Hurt
Mrs. LEO SNIDER and Mrs. LISA WILLIAMS of Shawnee were given emergency treatment at the Hardy sanitarium Tuesday when their car, with six passengers aboard, turned over three times on the south side of the Arbuckle mountains shortly after 1:00. Neither was seriously hurt. They were two of six women from Shawnee en route to Ardmore to attend a funeral. Mrs. A. C. CUMMINGS, the driver, lost control of the wheel and the car rolled over three times. Others in the car were Mrs. BARLOW, Mrs. PETTY and Mrs.J. L. STEPHENSON. They were to attend the funeral for Mrs. IDA WIGGS of Shawnee whose burial was to be held in Ardmore.
Funeral services for Mrs. PAULINE JANE LEEPER, age 67, a resident of Marietta for 50 years, are to be held at the First Methodist Church in Marietta Wednesday at 2 p.m. Mrs. Leeper died at her home eight miles northwest of Ardmore Monday. She is survived by her husband, JOHN A. LEEPER; three sons, GEORGE LEEPER of Marietta, GILBERT LEEPER of Ardmore, CHARLES LEEPER of Marietta; two daughters, Miss MARGIE LEEPER of Ardmore and Mrs. J. C. NUNLEY of Oklahoma City; four sisters Mrs. R. SMITH of Norman, Mrs. CHARLES WILLIAMS of Oklahoma City, Mrs. J. CARPENTER of Oklahoma City and Mrs. BELLE RAINS of Labasas(?), Tennessee. Harvey Bros. has charge.
Thursday, November 30, 1939
Mrs. LULA DAVENPORT, 55, died at her home, 209 Second Ave NW Thursday morning after a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of Ardmore for years. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but services will be held at Harvey Bros. chapel at 2 p.m. Friday, conducted by Rev. W. LEE RECTOR of the First Orthodox Baptist Church, and WARREN E. STARNES of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, SPENCE DAVENPORT; a brother, ALBERT JEFFREYS of Ardmore, a sister Mrs. ALBERT SHARP of Butler; four daughters, Mrs. FLOYD GALLOWAY of Altamont, Illinois, Mrs. R. H. BAGGETT of Cleburne, Texas, Miss MARTHA LOU DAVENPORT and Miss MARTHA LOU DAVENPORT of Ardmore, a son SYLVESTER DAVENPORT of Dallas; three grandchildren, MARILOU GALLOWAY and PATRICIA ANN GALLOWY of Altamont, Ill., and MARY JOYCE DAVENPORT.
Funeral services for JESSE RAY DAVIS, age 24, former Woodford resident, who died at his home at Grandfield Wednesday morning after one year illness, will be held at the Woodford Baptist Church of which he had been a member since 1932, at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. Burial in the Woodford cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home of Ardmore. Rev. G. W. HANKS of Oil City will officiate. Escorts of the body will be L. MEEKS, JAMES ALLEN, HUGH WALLACE, B.P. MCGOODWIN, JACK KNUTSON, and ALLEN PRESLEY, all of Woodford. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. ALMA DAVIS, with whom he made his home at Grandfield, three sisters Mrs. MAGGIE DUNCAN of Ardmore, Mrs. MAYBELL CAPP of Rock Fall, Texas, and PATSY DAVIS of Grandfield; brothers, BEN and HERMAN DAVIS both of Grandfield. His father, JOHN F. DAFVIS, widely known in Woodford, died in 1925. Davis was born in Durant, Sept. 5, 1915 and lived at Woodford most of his life until a year ago when the family moved to Grandfield. He was a graduate of Woodford high school.
Mrs. MOLLIE J. GRANSTAFF, age 80, active church worker and a resident of southern Oklahoma since territorial days, died at her home of her niece, Mrs. CORA SHUMAN of 16 Stanley, Wednesday afternoon. She moved to Indian Territory from Dow(?), Tennessee in 1893. Funeral services are to be held at the First Orthodox Baptist Church Friday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. LEE RECTOR. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Mrs. Granstaff is survived by one sister, Mrs. AVO DRIVER, and one brother, BILL SMITH of Alexandria, Tennessee, who were unable to be at the time of Mrs. Granstaff’s passing, several nieces and nephews.
City Woman Dies at Home
Mrs. BERTHA SMITH, long time Ardmore resident, died at her home, 603 (street?) SE Thursday morning a long illness. She was the mother of Mrs. BERTHA FORD. The body is at Harvey Bros. funeral pending arrangements.
Young Woman Shot to Death
Duncan, Nov. 30: Mrs. EARL BARCLAY, age 25, was shot to death, and her husband, also 25, was wounded critically by an assailant as they sat in an automobile parked on a downtown street early today. County attorney ARTHUR MARMADUKE said IRVIN C. BERNELL, age 25, of El Reno, was arrested and admitted he fired the shots because Barclay, his brother-in-law, ‘had attempted to break up his home.’