The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Friday, December 1, 1939
C. P. Smith
Funeral services for CHARLES PETER SMITH, 602 D NW, who died suddenly Thursday, are to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. F. D. MCCREEDY officiating. Pallbearers: S. L. WILKINSON, FRANK SCHNEIDER, J. F. BEARDON, FRANK PORTER, JOHN HENDRICKS, and P. J. CLARKSON. Rosary devotions will be at Harvey Bros. chapel Friday at 7:30. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. IRENE W. SMITH, one daughter Mrs. CHARLES COMBS; sons, GEORGE C. SMITH and NICK P. SMITH; two brothers, P. C. SMITH of Tulsa and JOHN SMITH of Washington, Pa., and six grandchildren.
Four Persons Meet Death
Four persons met violent deaths in traffic accidents in Oklahoma over the Thanksgiving holiday. Three were fatally injured Thanksgiving day when a Frisco freight train struck an automobile near Chelsea, where all three resided: ROBERT H. BROWN, age 52, Chelsea cemetery sexton; PRENTICE DONNELSON, age 28, tourist camp operator; and CECIL DONNELSON, age 31, brother of Prentice. The fourth person to die was Mrs. H. W. BRIAN, age 42, of Tulsa, who was fatally injured in an automobile collision there Thanksgiving night.
Tribute to Be Paid Woman
Mrs. BERTHA SMITH, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. JEFF C. JOHNSON of Leon, member of one of the prominent early day Indian families, died at her home, 603 Sixth Ave SE, early Thursday. Her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. BROWNIE FORD, living next door to her, gave her every care that could be given a mother during a long illness. A regular visitor in the home through the illness was Rev. J. O. GASH of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Harvey Bros. chapel with interment at Rose Hill cemetery. BUSTER FORD, a student in junior high, is a grandson. Mrs. JOE THORNTON, a sister, of Oklahoma City, and BURLEIGH JOHNSON, a brother, of Chickasha, were with her at her passing. Bearers of the body are friends of Brownie Ford: BEE PAYNE, BEN HIGNIGHT, LYNN LEWIS, LEE WIGGINS, JAMES WATSON and GORDON SHAHAN. Mrs. Smith was born at Whitebead, Indian Territory, and spent her life in Oklahoma. She came to Ardmore about 30 years ago. As a young woman, she lived at Leon where she became a member of the Methodist Church.
Filed for divorce: JEWEL vs. JOHN P. RAFFERTY.
MARTIN H. CHINBURGM, age 61, and Mrs. MONTERREY WILSON age 48, of Tekamah, Nebraska.
DESMOND O. LAFFERTY age 26 of Borger, Texas, and DOROTHY P. DALSHAW 23 of Dallas.
BRUCE LAMAR SIFFORD 22 and DOROTHY ILINE PRESLEY age 21 of Marietta.
GEORGE C. SMITH 24 and MILDRED BROWN age 22 of Childress, Texas.
J. H. CAVEL age 28 of Magnolia, Arkansas, and THELMA LEE BANDY age 24 of Loco.
FLOYD BYRD 23 and PAULINE ROBISON age 18 of Graham.
RUSSELL E. PATTERSON age 35 and Mrs. MARGARET DARRAH 26 of Fort Worth.
Sunday, December 3, 1939
Filed for divorce: BERTHA FAYE vs. GLENN NICHOLS.
ALBERT ARCHER 23 of Madill and MAYE DONHAM 20 of Ardmore.
ROY MCKOWN age 23 and DOROTHY MITCHELL age 18 of Lone Grove.
ELMER C. DILL 21 and WANDA MAXINE DICK age 29 of Belle Plains, Kansas.
Dick Rabun’s Brother Dies
DICK RABUN, county jailer, received word early Saturday about the sudden death of his eldest brother, JESS RABUN, of Augusta, Georgia. Rabun said his brother died of a heart attack. He was a salesman for a produce company and resided in Augusta for many years. Rabun said he would be unable to attend the funeral.
Davis, Dec. 2:
Funeral services for DAVIS HANEY, age 47, who lived southwest of Davis, were held at the grave in Green Hill cemetery Saturday afternoon. He was born in Cooke County, Texas and moved to Davis seven years ago.He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. GOLDIE JENNINGS of Price’s Falls and LENNIE HANEY of the home; two sisters, Mrs. MAUD BENNETT of Trousdale and Mrs. BETTIE BENNETT of Norman.
Pauls Valley Man Dies
Friends regret to learn of the passing of J. M. MCPHERSON of Pauls Valley last Friday. He passed away at his home northeast of the city following a stroke of paralysis. Deceased was well known in Davis, having south of Davis for several years. He moved to Pauls Valley ten years ago. Funeral services were held at Pauls Valley with Rev. W. T. REYNOLDS of the Presbyterian Church and Rev. ROY AUTREY of Konawa officiating, with burial at Mt. Olivet cemetery at Pauls Valley. Deceased is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. ROSA CROWE of California, Mrs. EDWIN HARTNESS of Pauls Valley, and Mrs. VINEY of Texas; four sons, JOE of Salina, California, FRANK of Dallas, JACK of Davis and EARL of Pauls Valley.
Miss MARTHA LU CASTLEBERRY of Davis and CHARLES O’GRADY of Daugherty were married July 20 at Marietta with Rev. W. B. GRAY of the First Baptist Church of Marietta officiating. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ROSCOE CASTLEBERRY and a senior at the high school. The groom is employed at a drug store in Daugherty.
M. G. Tracy Dies
M. G. TRACY, age 74, of Davis for 44 years, passed away at his home in Davis last Wednesday following a heart attack. He had been in failing health for several months. Funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN of Sulphur officiating, assisted by Rev. D. A. WILLIAMS of the Christian church in Davis. Burial was in Green Hills cemetery arranged by Hutchins funeral home. Pallbearers: ED RIDDLE, A. L. PITCHFORD, DOYLE DAILEY, J. P. HARTNESS, C. H. WILLIS, and JOE DRAKE. Deceased is survived by his wife, three brothers, H. G. and B. T. TRACY of Shidler and LINDSAY TRACY of Oklahoma City, and two nieces, Mrs. E. GORGIS of Davis and Mrs. HAROLD PATTERSON of Sulphur.
C. D. COX of Hennepin to VINCE A. ANDREWS of Davis; EARL EPPLER of Wynnewood to Mrs. MARIE MARTIN of Wynnewood; ARLEY COLBAUGH of Mountain View to VELMA PRUITT of Wynnewood. EARL EPPLER and VELMA PRUITT are former Davis residents.
Monday, December 4, 1939
Death Claims Henry F. Moore
Funeral services for HENRY FORD MOORE, 22 year old Ardmore man, who died Sunday morning after two weeks fight against a rare form of paralysis, are to be held at the First Church of Christ Monday afternoon, conducted by LOGAN BUCHANON, assisted by the church’s minister, WARREN E. STARNES. Escorts will be SWIFTON HUNLEY, DON LAMB, ASHLEY HODGES, RAYMOND PARKER, WARREN MCFARLAND and KEITH BENSON. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. LAVERNE MOORE; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. MOORE of Ardmore; a sister Mrs. JACK HAYES Jr., and a brother, DORN S. MOORE of Ardmore; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. SPENCER of Ardmore and Mrs. J. MATT MOORE of Wilson. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. The youth, employed at Martin-Fedler drug store, was born here Oct. 22, 1917. Mrs. Moore, who before her marriage Aug. 22, was Miss LAVERNE ZIMMERMAN, is secretary of RANDALL HOLLADAY at Fox schools.
Funeral Rites for Mrs. Mary Denton
Funeral services were to be held at the Confederate Home Monday afternoon for Mrs. MARY DENTON, who died there Sunday afternoon after four years illness. The services are to be conducted by Rev. EDGAR BICE, assisted by Rev. W. H. SNOW, with burial in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Survivors include one son, GENE DENTON, with whom she formerly made her home here; three daughters, Mrs. MAGGIE ROWE and Mrs. EVA BARTON of Tensaw, Texas, and Mrs. BEATRICE FLEMONS of unknown address; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The body of W. W. LESLEY, who died here Sunday, will be sent to Kingfisher Monday by Bettes funeral home for services to be held at Kingfisher Tuesday afternoon. Born at St. Joe, Missouri, March 15, 1847, Lesley lived here for several years. He was a member of the Advent Christian Church for 61 years. Survivors include four sons and one daughter.
Four Persons Killed in Traffic
At least four persons were killed in traffic accidents in Oklahoma during the weekend. VIRGIL BLALOCK, age 45, of Frederick was killed in state highway 36 southwest of Lawton when O. Z. LEE’S car struck a horse. Lee, 27, also of Frederick, was seriously injured. A motorcycle-truck collision at Tulsa took the life of OSCAR WILSON, a CCC enrollee. BRIXE CRABTREE, age 22, driver of the motorcycle, suffered minor hurts. Wilson was seated behind him. JEFFERSON D. THOMPSON, age 21, was killed near McAlester when his automobile crashed into a telephone pole. S. O. HILL, age 65, was knocked down by a car in Oklahoma city and died a few hours later.
Mr. and Mrs. Griffis Return from Funeral
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN GRIFFIS, northeast of Ardmore, returned from St. Jo, Texas where they attended the funeral of his nephew, CLAUD PRICE, who died of injuries received in an automobile accident. They were accompanied to St. Jo by his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. CLAY GRIFFIS of Ada.
Ardmore Man’s Mother Dies
J. F. BUCHANAN of 125 D ST SW left Monday for Blue Mountain, Mississippi, to attend the funeral of his mother, Mrs. J. E. BUCHANAN, who died at midnight. She and her husband celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 13, and this was the first death in the family. Besides the son here, there are four other children.
Marriage licenses: ALBERT DORSEY STEELE, age 21, and AUDREY BORNE, age 18, of Ardmore; CECIL LLOYD ‘JACK’ HART age 26 of Oklahoma City and MARY WIRT HEAD, age 21, of Ardmore; NEPHI LAFONTAIN age 18 and ETTA RACHEL LOVE 16 of Hoxbar.
Tuesday, December 5, 1939
Search for Lost Child Renewed
Antlers, Dec. 5: Two hundred posse men led by the McAlester penitentiary bloodhound pack returned empty-handed today after an all-night search for ALFRED LANDETH, a farmer’s son lost since Sunday in the mountains east of here. A score of men freshened by a night of sleep left here this morning under the leadership of BOB HILL, Pushmataha county commissioner, to resume the hunt. The boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. LANDRETH of the Cloudy Mountain area, was last seen Sunday afternoon playing in the yard. The entire neighborhood had been enlisted in the search by nightfall. Yesterday, the prison bloodhounds were obtained by sheriff JOHN HELM. Enrollees of the Nashota CCC camp, who have been building footpaths through the mountains in southeast Oklahoma, took the lead in the hunt because of their knowledge of the terrain.
Confederate Vet Dies
Funeral services for G. W. NEWTON, Confederate veteran who died at the Oklahoma Confederate Home here Monday, were to be held at the home Tuesday afternoon with burial in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Survivors include one son, W. E. NEWTON, of Durant, who was here for the rites. Newton was born in Virginia, Dec. 28, 1845 and served during the War Between the States with Co. D, 38th Virginia Infantry. He had been a resident of the home since 1917.
Oklahoma Man Pleads Guilty
Phoenix, Arizona, Dec. 5: A bizarre romance between an Oklahoma railroad worker and his 12 year old niece, whom he abducted a decade ago, was unfolded today as O. V. MINER, age 51, awaited sentencing for the crime. The girl, Mrs. ALICE VESTAL MINER, now 11, was taken from her Phoenix home in April 1929 and was not heard from until a month ago when she appeared at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN FRANK VESTAL in Ashland, Oregon. Mrs. Miner told interviewers of a roaming life with Miner, whom she married in 1932, three years after he took her from her home after a series of quarrels with her parents. The young woman said they toured the country while he worked at odd jobs. Miner hid her whenever anyone visited their car or when they passed through a town, she related. She said four children were born, the first when she was 13. She declared Miner was cruel to her and last summer she was advised to get a warrant for his arrest. Miner became suspicious and left, she continued, so she appealed to a welfare agency in Miami, Oklahoma, which located her parents and provided the fare for her trip to Ashland. …home at Picher, Okla… The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison.
Marriage license: CHARLES EDWARD CARPENTER, age 21 of Corona, California, and ELLEN LOUISE ELLIS age 18 of Ardmore.
Wednesday, December 6, 1939
Fence Holds Child’s Body on Mountain
Antlers, Dec. 6; The rugged Kiamichi mountains were too tough for JACKIE LANDRETH, 3 year old child of western Oklahoma prairies. His body was found late yesterday trapped in a fence five miles from the Cloudy Mountain community where he vanished Sunday afternoon. SAM THOMPSON, member of the posse which had searched the forests and canyons of this wild, remote section of southeast Oklahoma for over 48 hours, almost rode his horse over the boy’s body. It was hanging by the heels in the wire fence … theorized he had tried to climb the fence and had fallen. Jackie, son of Mr. and Mrs. ALFORD LANDRETH, would have been four years old next May. All but ten months of his life had been spent on table-top ranchland near Watonga. Then the family moved to the mountain home which is inaccessible except by foot or horseback. The mountains were strange and fearful to the child. He never became accustomed to them, or the towering trees which surround his home…his mother, sobbing, ‘He and CLARENCE, his little brother, were playing at putting a kitten in jail. Clarence said the kitten ran away and Jackie went out the gate after it.’ Jackie was one of four children in the family. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, OLIVER and CLARENCE, and one sister MARGUERITA.
Funeral services were held in Shawnee Tuesday for BEN COOPER, brother of TOM COOPER, who was employed for years in the Tom Cooper Motor co. here. Ben Cooper died in Oklahoma City Sunday morning. In addition to Tom Cooper, another brother, his widow, three children and five sisters survive.
J. H. Rutledge Claims Record
J. F. FLOYD of 921 D St SE, asked in Tuesday’s paper if any one could beat his record of having sent 7 children to GEORGE W. COFFMAN’S school. The answer from J. H. RUTLEDGE, east of the fair grounds, says that in 1909 he moved from southern Texas to Ardmore and settled on a five acre tract secured from RAY POLAND east of the fair grounds, where he still resides. He had seven children in the covered wagon in which they moved. After his arrival, four more children were born and all went to GEORGE W. COFFMAN’S school. .. Besides these children, there are now five grandchildren going to Coffman’s school.
Marriage license: WARD HOLT 19 and ZONA RILEY 16 of Ardmore.
Thursday, December 7, 1939
A. H. Palmer, Early Day Banker
ALEXANDER HAMILTON PALMER, early day Ardmore banker, churchman, and Masonic leader, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. CLINT DOVE, 501 E. St. NW, Wednesday night on his 80th birthday. He had been ill only two hours. A short time before, he had been honored with a birthday dinner when his only great-grandchild and other family members were present. He suffered a stroke at 9:00 Wednesday night. Funeral services are to be held at the First Methodist Church of which he had been an active member for 56 years, Friday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Dr. ROBERT J. SMITH. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. Escorts: EULIS HORTON, T. B. FRENSLEY, ARTHUR KYLE, J. W. DAVIS, W. C. BAKER and Col. WILLIAM HUTCHINSON. Survivors, in addition to the daughter with whom he made his home, include another daughter, Mrs. NORMAN MILLER of Ardmore; three grandchildren, PALMER MCKINNEY of Madill, RICHARD MCKINNEY and Mrs. J. H. RILEY of Ardmore; and a great-granddaughter, CHERYL ROSE DICKINSON of Ardmore. A son, LESLIE PALMER, died many years ago. Palmer was born in Hardin County, Tennessee, Dec. 6, 1859, son of JOSHUA T. and ELIZABETH PALMER. He attended school there and when 19 years old, moved to Montague, Texas, where he served as assistant postmaster, later appointed postmaster for four years. He later became assistant cashier at the First National Bank of Montague for five years, advancing to cashier. In 1895 he came to Ardmore as assistant cashier of the City National Bank, alter acting vice-president until it was sold to the First National Bank. In 1914 he purchased the First State Bank at Tuskahoma and was president there for four years. During his time there, the bank was robbed two times, during one time, Palmer was slightly injured. In December 1917, he returned to Ardmore and organized the City State Bank.
Driller Dies from Burns
St. Louis, Okla., Dec. 7: CHARLES THORNLEY, age 45, Oklahoma City driller, was fatally burned and a fellow workman was injured today in an oil well fire in the Saint Louis field. Thornley died in a hospital at Maud. RALPH CALLAHAN, age 32, was treated for a broken right hand and burns on his right hand.
The body of S. A. APPLE, member of the discovery company of the Healdton oil field and early day resident of Ardmore, who died Sunday in Los Angeles, California, will arrive here Thursday at 8:07 p.m. over the Santa Fe RR. The funeral at the Harvey Bros. chapel will be at 2:30 Friday with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. Mrs. Apple will accompany the body to Ardmore.
Healdton, Dec. 7
Word was received by G. W. RILEY of the death of his father, C. RILEY, at he home in Walnut Springs, Texas. He was 82 years old. He was a resident of Marietta and Love County for years where he was in business. He was a member of the Marietta Masonic lodge. Funeral services were held at Walnut Springs Wednesday afternoon. He was known in Healdton through several of his children who have lived here. Survivors include his widow, sons, G. W. RILEY of Healdton and G. D. RILEY of Pampa, Texas; formerly of Healdton; daughters Mrs. BAILEY SMITH of Cushing, only recently moved there from Healdton; Mrs. J. H. MORGAN of Thackerville, and Mrs. LEE EVANS of Walnut Springs in whose home Mr. Riley died.
Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church Saturday for EDWARD CAMPBELL, well known Healdton man who died here Nov. 30, of a paralytic stroke. The services were conducted by Rev. MOSES WHITTINGTON of the Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the First Baptist Church and Rev. I. D. HAWKINS of the Graham Methodist Church. Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Pallbearers; C. W. HENSON, GLENN MCCAULEY, W. B. WALLETT, JAMES WASDE, BOYD MARTY and J. A. MOORE. Mr. Campbell was born in Greenville(?), Tennessee, Feb. 2, 1874. He lived in Healdton several years, a member of the Methodist church. Survivors are the widow,a daughter Mrs. GUYMON MORRISON of McCamey, Texas; son EDWIN CAMPBELL of Healdton; a brother R. L. CAMPBELL of Limestone, Tenn.
Former Merchant Dies
NICK TAYAR, former merchant of Healdton, died suddenly in Oklahoma City Sunday. Funeral services were held there Monday.
Called to Missouri
L. W. EVANS, Santa Fe RR agent here, was called to Carrollton, Missouri Monday by the critical illness of his father who died at the family home Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held at Carrollton. Mr. Evans was 83 years of age.
City Child Passes Away
BARBARA JEAN OZMENT, 9 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT OZMENT of 720 Fourth Ave. SE, died Thursday morning of undetermined cause. Escorts will be CHARLES RUTLEDGE, ELMER BROWN, WILLIAMS EVANS and HAROLD PARKER. She is survived by her parents, and brother JIMMIE MAX, age 3. Funeral services at Harvey Bros. chapel will be Friday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. J. GASH and Rev. C. C. WILSON. Burial will be in the Newport cemetery.
Friday, December 8, 1939
INEZ vs. CARL TADLOCK, divorce.
JESSE MARTINEZ 21 and CHARLOTTE FLORES 18 of Fort Worth.
WILLIAM M. TALLEY 25 of Ardmore and MYRTLE BEA JOHNS 26 of Lone Grove.
H. D. MITCHELL 21 and NANCY SPURLOCK 18 of Ardmore.
Sunday, December 10, 1939
Wilson, Dec. 9
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. LESTER THOMPSON died Saturday at the family home near Wirt. Services were held Sunday afternoon at the Hewitt cemetery, conducted by CLYDE CORNER of the Wilson Church of Christ. Mr. and Mrs. NICHOLS of Wilson were grandparents.
Madill, Dec. 9:
Woman Pioneer Dies
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH WATKINS, pioneer Marshall County resident, at the Lebanon church with JOHN W. PIGG of the Madill Church of Christ officiating. Mrs. Watkins, age 67, was taken to an Ardmore hospital Saturday night in a serious condition and died there Monday. She had lived in Marshall County in and around Lebanon since statehood. Survivors are five sons, OLCE WATKINS of Tishomingo, TOM WATKINS, BILL WATKINS, JIM WATKINS, and BUDDY WATKINS, all of Lebanon; daughters Mrs. ELLA PACK of Knox City, Texas, and Mrs. MAGGIE HARRIS of Lebanon; her mother Mrs. JANE WOOLEY, age 86; brothers, FOSTER WOOLEY of New Mexico and BILL WOOLEY of Ledo, Texas; sisters Mrs. IDA LAVEY of Marlow, Mrs. MAMIE PRICE of Arkansas, and Mrs. MYRTLE TURSSELL of Cleburne, Texas. Burial was in the Lebanon cemetery arranged by Colby-Hardee funeral home.
Funeral for Child
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Powell cemetery for WILEY DAVIS, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. ED DAVIS of Powell. Services were conducted by Rev. SAM LAMBERT with Colby-Hardee funeral home in charge. The child is survived by a twin brother and his parents. Mrs. Davis is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES OWENS.
Healdton, Dec. 9:
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon for HENDERSON NEWTON FARMER, father of Mrs. W. A. DELANO, who resides north of town. Mr. Farmer passed away Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Delano, following pneumonia. Services were conducted by Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the church with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Dale funeral home. Pallbearers, I.O.O.F lodge members: H. H. STEPHENS, CARL ERICKSON, BEN CLARK, J. W. MOORE, CHARLES WHITE, and CLOYCE STEPHENS. Mr. Farmer was born in Alabama, March 26, 1852 and died at age of 87 years. He was a member of the Baptist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge in Ardmore. He is survived by his widow and several children.
The MCDOWELL triplets, JOY, JUNE and JO ANN, with their parents Mr. and Mrs. TEMPLE MCDOWELL of Hutchinson, Kansas, spent Thanksgiving with their grandparents, Mrs. And Mrs. JOHN ARNOLD and their aunt, Mrs. CARRIE GARR. Mrs. McDowell is the former Miss BESSIE ARNOLD of Healdton and graduated from Healdton school. Mr. McDowell is a former football star of Wilson. Other guests were Miss LETHA COWAN and JOHN ARNOLD of Ardmore.
Tishomingo, Dec. 9:
Funeral services for Mrs. ELLEN ELIZABETH SCHULTZ, age 57, of Connerville were held in there Monday with Rev. O’NEIL officiating. Mrs. Shultz/Schultz was born in 1882 and died Dec. 3. She is survived by her husband, A. A. Schultz; five sons, POWELL, ROBERT, SHERRFYL, CARL and ELVIE, all of Connerville; five daughters, HAZEL SIMPSON, MYRTLE RAMEY, and BEULAH GRAY all of Connerville, ESTER RAMEY and ERNESTINE MONCRIEF both of Bromide.
Richmond Child Dies
Funeral services for JERRY RICHMOND, 8 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. CAREY RICHMOND, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Nazarene church with Rev. W. FLETS officiating. The baby had been ill 44 days, spending 37 days in the Oklahoma University Hospital at Oklahoma City, where he died Monday of spinal meningitis and glandular trouble. Burial was sin the Tishomingo cemetery.
Marriage licenses: JAMES OLIVER ROYAL 31 and MILDRED SMITH 28 of Ardmore; C. H. HILL 32 and Mrs. NELLIE VIOLET WILLIAMSON 33 of Marietta.
Monday, December 11, 1939
Ardmore Man’s Mother Dies
LUTHER WILLIAMSON of 703 Third NW left Monday for Decatur, Texas, to attend the funeral of his mother, Mrs. JERRY WILLIAMSON, who died Sunday evening. She and her husband celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Nov. 1. Besides the son here, eight other sons and daughters survive.
Woman Dies at Springer
Miss MARY ANN KUNTZ, age 77, resident of the Springer community for 45 years and active in church affairs there until a few months ago, died at the home of her brother, JAKE KUNTZ, Sunday afternoon after a short illness. Funeral services were to be held at the Springer Methodist church Monday afternoon with Dunn funeral home of Sulphur in charge. Survivors include her brother with whom she made her home, another brother, MIKE KUNTZ of Springer and a sister, several nieces and nephews. Miss Kuntz was born in Mason County, Kentucky, Jan. 18, 1862, and moved to Springer in territorial days.
JOE REEVES 24 and Mrs. FAYE L. TAYLOR 21 of Dallas.
CULLEN THOMAS CRIBBS 22 and Miss MABLE JESSUP 19 of Nocona, Texas.
EARLY HENSLEY 21 of Guthrie, Texas, and PAULINE WATSON 18 of Matador, Texas.
C. W. HOOD 22 of Guthrie, Texas and Mrs. PAULINE ROUTH 20 of Sulphur.
Tuesday, December 12, 1939
Ardmore Man Passes Away
Funeral services for HARRISON FRANKLIN BLASSINGAME, 330 C St SE, who died Monday at his farm near Mt. Washington school, were held Tuesday at the Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. J. O. GASH, pastor, officiating, assisted by Dr. W. LEE RECTOR of the Orthodox Baptist Church. Harvey Bros. arranged the burial in the Brown cemetery eight miles west of Tecumseh. Mr. Blassingame, who lived in Ardmore since February 1915, had been ill for some time. He was born in DeQueen, Arkansas, July 12, 1879. While a small child, he moved to Tecumseh. In May 1903 he married Miss LEONA THOMAS of Tecumseh. They had one son, RAYMOND BLASSINGAME of 1204 North Washington. After several transfers about the state, the Blassingames came to Ardmore from Clinton in 1916. He was foreman of the Rock Island RR roundhouse. Survivors include his wife, his son, RAYMOND, his mother Mrs. M. F. HALE of Tecumseh; one sister Mrs. J. F. WHITLEY of Tecumseh; three half-sisters, one half-brother; and grandchildren, LAMONT, BOBBIE, WANDA, WILLARD, DONNA, DON LEE, LEANA LOU, and JAMES RICHARD, all of Ardmore.
Marriage license: ARTHUR AUTTON 46 and BEATRICE RAY 25 of Ardmore.
Wednesday, December 13, 1939
Marriage license: ELMER THURMOND 18 and WILLIE LEE JACKSON 18 of Overbrook.
Divorce granted: MARY FRANCES ADAMS vs. COLUMBUS BENJAMIN ADAMS.
Thursday, December 14, 1939
Hurt in Fire
Fire of undetermined origin swept a four room frame dwelling at 13 12th NW, burning nine persons, four critically at 5:15 a.m. Thursday. BUD ROSS, age 45, WPA worker; CORA ROSS 9, JOHN ROSS 14, and BUDDY ROSS 16, are suffering from third degree burns; Mrs. ROSE 38, JACK ROSS 11, BOB ROSS 3 and PATRICIA ROSS 6 months old, are painfully seared about the face and body and are in hospitals. OPAL ROSS, age 5, was the only member of the family to escape serious injury. … Mrs. Ross told investigators that she and her husband were up at 5 a.m. She built a fire in a wood heater in a front room. Her husband built a fire in the kitchen stove and they both used kerosene to build the fires. A few minutes later, there was a red glow from the kitchen… husband investigated and found the kitchen ablaze…curtain blazed up, she threw a bucket of water on her husband and the curtain… the fire spread… She, the baby and Jack rushed out a front door and, badly seared, ran to Mrs. J. W. REAMS at 15 12th Ave NW. The other six could not fight their way to a door and Mrs. Reams said she heard screams… Ross, Buddy, John, Jack and Bobby are at Hardy sanitarium.
Appeal for Newport Man
Friends of GRADY L. WARRINGTON Thursday issued an appeal to the people of Ardmore to contribute food and household goods as a result of a fire Tuesday which destroyed his home and contents. Warrington lived alone in his home, a two room home, 2 ½ miles west of Newport. He was a WPA worker but was laid off in December 1938 and has had no employment since. His only means of sustaining life has been his garden which he cultivated diligently. After the fire, he rigged up a bed in a small outbuilding, but forced to depend on neighbors for food.
Ghouls Attempt to Loot Indian Grave
Sapulpa, Dec. 14: Ghouls seeking valuables for the third time to loot the grave of JESSE ALLEN, famed Indian U. S. deputy marshal of territorial days. Allen, part white, was an adopted member of the Creek tribe and was buried in a family plot three miles northwest of Slick. Sheriff LEW WILDER said today robbers had dug down to the steel vault, apparently hunting for valuables they believed were buried with Allen according to Indian custom… Allen, who died Sept. 16, 1937, at age of 85, was reputed to be wealthy. He won family as a deputy marshal in early days in tracking down horse thieves.
Friday, December 15, 1939
Three Members of Ross Family Die
Three members of the Ross family have died and two others are said to be at point of death as a result of burns received when their four room dwelling was destroyed by fire… BUD ROSS, age 49, father, died at the Hardy sanitarium. JOHN ROSS, age 14, died there a few hours later; and CORA ROSS, age 10, succumbed at the Von Keller hospital. Buddy Ross, age 16, was given blood transfusions at the Hardy sanitarium but physicians have slight hope of his recovery. Harvey Bros. funeral home has charge of the three.
Marriage license: AMOS T. MCCLENDON 22 and MARY GILDA GUEST 18 of Wilson.
Filed: DOROTHY vs. BOYD FINNELL for divorce and alimony.
Ringling, Dec. 15:
Mrs. Joe Adams
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. RIGGS received a message last week that their daughter, Mrs. JOE ADAMS, passed away at Gilbert, Arizona Tuesday night, Dec. 6. Mrs. Adams had resided with her family at Healdton for some time prior to moving to Arizona a few months ago with the hopes of improving her health. She was 37 years old and born in Arkansas, but had spent most of her life in Oklahoma. She was a member of the Baptist church. Besides her parents, her husband and three children survive, WANDA LEE and HOWARD ADAMS and J. T. PRIVOT by a previous marriage. Funeral services and burial were conducted at Gilbert, Arizona, Dec. 7.
Berwyn Woman Passes Away
Funeral services for Mrs. DESSIE PEARL KYLE of Berwyn, who died here Thursday afternoon after the birth of a daughter, were to be held at the Berwyn Baptist church Friday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. HUGHES. Burial in the Berwyn cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Bearers: T. J. GUERIN/GEURIN, J. N. PHELPS, CLAUD HUTSON, DENNY MILLSAMP, ERNEST GUMFORY and GORDON BLAINE. Survivors include her husband, GARLAND BRUCE KYLE of Berwyn; a son CHARLES LEE KYLE; two daughters DOROTHY LOUISE and the unnamed infant; her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. B. ROBINSON of Gainesville, Texas; four brothers HASKELL ROBINSON of Gainesville, EDDIE ROBINSON in Alabama, PLOMAS ROBINSON of Kilgore, Texas, and CLEO ROBINSON of Gainesville; three sisters, Miss BESSIE ROBINSON of Gainesville, Mrs. RUBY BALDWIN of Sivells Bend, Texas, and Mrs. LOUISE CLARK of Gainesville. Mrs. Kyle was born Nov. 1, 1908 in Marshall County, Alabama and, as a small child, moved with her family to Gainesville. She moved to Berwyn in 1932 and married Mr. Kyle on Dec. 9. 1933. She was a member of the Sivells Bend Baptist church and active in the Berwyn Baptist church.
Capture of a still, arrest of two men and seizure of corn whiskey … work by MARION JENNINGS and JOE HOLDER, constables. JIM RUSSELL, age 36, and JACK ADAIR, age 25, were arrested by the raiding party … in the woods six miles east of Ardmore.
Sunday, December 17, 1939
Funeral Services at Fox
Funeral services for BENNIE AUBREY RIGGS, who died at his home in Clemscot Friday morning, were held at Fox Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. EARL RICE. Burial in the Graham cemetery arranged by Rangeley Goodman funeral home of Duncan. Survivors include his widow, LETHA RIGGS; son GEORGE RIGGS of Clemscot, daughter Mrs. PEARL KEITH of Lone Grove; four sisters Mrs. PEARL BIVINS of Sherman, Mrs. MARY BERRY of Denton, Texas, Mrs. RETTA MARSHALL of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mrs. NANIE WILEY of Oklahoma City. Riggs was born at Mill Creek, April 15, 1877 and lived in Oklahoma since 1901(?).
Three Fire Victims to Be Buried
Triple funeral services will be held at the First Orthodox Baptist Church at 2:00 this afternoon for thee members of the Ross family, fatally burned Thursday. Conducting the service will be the pastor, Rev. W. LEE RECTOR and burial in the Pruitt cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. WILLIE ED ROSS, age 48, World War veteran, was born July 21, 1893 at Tom Bean, Texas and had lived here the past 23 years. Escorts for his service: CHARLES W. ROACH of Lone Grove, CLAUDE HOLDEN, TOM KYLE, RICHMOND TELFORD, BOB SURBER, and MANSFORD DRUMMOND. Ross enlisted in the Army on June 1, 1918 at Ardmore and served as a private with the Co. I, 57th Infantry, until Feb. 17, 1919 when he was discharged. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. JEWEL ROSS, daughters, JIMMIE LOU SAMPLES of Okmulgee, OPAL and PATRICIA ANN ROSS of Ardmore; sons BUDDY, JACK and BOBBY ROSS of Ardmore;a brother J. W. ROSS of Sherman, Texas, and a sister Mrs. CHARLES PELTON of Ardmore. Bearers for John Ross, age 13, a junior high student, members of the Boy Scout troop here, include TRAVIS FRENSLEY, JAMES EASTUP, EARL RAY STUBBS, ADRIAN BOLTEN, DAN EVANS and JOHN WILBURN. Escorts for Cora Ross, age 9, will be ALBERT STRINGER, LEE SCRUGHAMS, WADE RAYBUN, and DOUGLAS BELL.
Tishomingo, Dec. 16:
Former County Girl Dies
Funeral services were held at the home of JOHN TEEL last week for his daughter, Mrs. DEWITT DAUGHERTY of Sayre. Mrs. Daugherty was visiting the home of parents during Thanksgiving holidays when she received an attack of appendicitis on the following Friday. She died Dec. 10 in Ardmore. After the funeral, the body was sent to Sayre for burial services.
Marriage licenses: LEONARD SANDERS 24 and VIOLA HOLAWAY 19 of Wilson; SAM BROWN 57 and Mrs. HATTIE SCOTT 40 of Milo; OLLIE B. PETERSON 37 and Mrs. DAISY DIERING 35 of Fort Worth; BILL LYLES 24 of Clemscot and KATIE KATHERINE WEBB 24 of Clemscot.
Funeral to Be Held in Texas
Funeral services for LUTHER HOMER SHARP, age 48, World War veteran, who died at his home southwest of Ardmore Friday, are to be held at Greenwood, Texas, First Methodist Church this afternoon with Harvey Bros. in charge of arrangements. Sharp, who was a sergeant of Co. B 395th Infantry, 90th Division during the World War, is survived by his widow, the former Miss LELA MILDRED DODGE, son CECIL SHARP; brother, ZACK SHARP of Graham. Sharp enlisted in the Army at Decatur, Texas, Sept. 19, 1917 and was discharged from service, June 24, 1919, after serving 21 months in the war. He was born at Ralston, Texas, Feb. 4, 1891, and moved to Ardmore from Decatur, Texas, 12 years ago.
Wilson, Dec. 16:
WILLIAM L. ‘FATS’ FULTON was born July 19, 1887 in Springfield, Missouri and died Saturday, Dec. 9, at the family home in Wilson. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Assembly of God Church with Rev. ROBERT NICHOLS officiating. The survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. LEATRICE MALONE of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. ALTUS MAGNESS of Cannon, Mrs. JESS SUMMERS of Healdton; sons, PAUL FULTON of Wilson, JOHN FULTON of Healdton and HAROLD FULTON of Durant; and brothers, J. I. and JOE FULTON of Addington and JOHN FULTON of Kansas City.
Miss VERA HUNZIGER of Wilson and CLARENCE FLEMING of Firebaugh, California, were married at Ringling, Nov. 25. They will make their home in California where he is employed.
Madill, Dec. 16:
Denison Man Dies
Funeral services were held Monday at the Nazarene Church in Denison for C. C. WELCH, age 73, owner of the Welch furniture and hardware store in Denison, a brother-in-law of B. M. COLBY of Madill and uncle of Mrs. KARL SETLIFF. His death followed a five days’ illness. Burial was in Honey Grove, Texas with the Colby-Hardee funeral home in charge.
Healdton, Dec. 16:
Funeral services at the Church of Christ at Graham, Dec. 9, for JOHN DAVID WATKINS/WADKINS, for 50 years a resident of Oklahoma. LUTHER KILLINGSWORTH, minister of the Church of Christ, conducted the services directed by Dale funeral home of Healdton. Pallbearers: TOM BARNWELL, L. C. JOHNSON, TOM HARRIS, CHARLES KNIGHT, PETE KRUEGER, and JOE CARTER. Mr. Watkins was born in Shannon County, Missouri, Feb. 2, 1873 and was 66 years old at time of his death. He was engaged in farming and well known in the Graham community. Survivors are his widow and several children, and one sister (also at least three brothers, Tom, Cass, and Green/George).
Monday, December 18, 1939
C. M. Miller
Funeral services for CHARLES MONROE MILLER, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. L. P. EDWARDS east of Ardmore, after suffering a stroke 57 days ago, were held at the First Orthodox Baptist Church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. LEE RECTOR of the church. Burial in the Durwood cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Escorts: W. C. EDWARDS, CLARENCE WOOLREY, CLARENCE HART, LLOYD COLLINS, LEE BARKSDALE, RAY BLACKWELL, FURL SMITH and ASA EDWARDS. Survivors, including his daughter with whom he made his home for the past 15 years, are four other daughters, Mrs. MINNIE THOMPSON of Ringling, Mrs. BERTHA WEST of Snyder, Mrs. LILLY ROBERTS of Dunbar, Mrs. JEWELL SMITH of Waurika; sons, EVERETT and ONES MILLER both of Ardmore and BOB MILLER of Wichita Falls, Texas; 28 grandchildren and two nieces. Miller was born near Marion in Cole County, Kentucky, June 10, 1861 and moved to Cooke County, Texas in 1881. He married in 1886 to Miss NELLIE DEVAULT who died Dec. 6, 1924. Until he became ill, he was engaged in farming and stock raising.
Tuesday, December 19, 1939
Ardmore Man’s Mother Dies
Mrs. J. W. WILLIS, mother of CLYDE WILLIS, manager of the Griffin Grocery Co., died Monday at Henryetta where she has been ill for several months. The funeral will be Wednesday at McAlester and will be attended by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Willis and daughter MARY FRANCES, Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD TAYLOR, and Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD TAYLOR. Burial will be at the McAlester cemetery. Besides her son here, Mrs. Willis is survived by her husband, another son, and a granddaughter, DONNA LEE WILLIS.
Tom E. Morris
Funeral services for TOM E. MORRIS, 39, boilermaker at the Ben Franklin refinery north of Ardmore, who died suddenly at his home, 1228 D St NW Monday night, are to be held at the Harvey Bros. chapel Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. CLINTON WILSON of the Carter Ave. Methodist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Escorts: DAVE HOLLEY, LEONARD BROWN, JOHN BUNCH, A. F. CISCO, CHARLES HATHCOCK, and LEON MITCHELL. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. ADA MORRIS and his father, C. B. MORRIS, both of Ardmore. Morris was born here Feb. 29, 1900 and lived in Ardmore most of his life.
Wednesday, December 20, 1939
Death Takes Merchant of Tishomingo
Tishomingo, Dec. 20: HARRY WORKMAN, hardware dealer here since 1900, died suddenly this morning after suffering a stroke. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Survivors include his widow, a daughter Mrs. WINNA CHERRY of Bryan, Texas, and a sister Mrs. ROBERT LOONEY of Ponca City. Workman’s store was the oldest business on Main street here. It was established by his father nearly half a century ago and had been operated by Harry Workman for years.
New Life Opens for Crippled Girl from Fox
EDITH GAY came from the Fox community to Ardmore in November. She was reared on a farm and wanted to make her way in the business world. Her mother is a widow. After arriving here, she secured a place with the NYA that pays her $14 a month but she has not received any salary yet. Miss Gay was in a motor wreck on April 7, 1938 and suffered a broken leg. She was given surgical treatment in Ardmore then went to Oklahoma City for further work. She was told that she would be a cripple and the leg was put in a brace. In the operation, a bone graft was made. After the brace was removed, the surgeons told herethat she was in fairly good shape, but reverses came, the leg gave much pain. One day Miss Gay accidentally met Mrs. J. F. KARKALITS at the Y.W.C.A. Since that time a new world is opening for her. She was sent to Dr. HOYLE CARLOCK for examination and was told that the bone graft was dead and would have be removed before the leg could heal. The young woman has been with Miss West at the Washington apartments and doing her own cooking. GRACE and HERBERT MCEWEN of 435 H St SW are giving her a home in return for the care of their little girl. Arrangements are being made for the girl to have surgical treatment which is believe will result in healing the injury. .. ART BUTLER, a half-brother, and CHARLES GAY,a brother, who live at Fox, helped her with expenses in the Ardmore sanitarium and Oklahoma City hospital. … Miss Gay has been studying at the Ardmore Business College, taking a business course to fit her for office work.
Former City Man Succumbs
ARTHUR ADAMS Dies at His Home at Fort Stockton, Texas
The following news story from the Stillwater Daily Press will be of interest to Ardmore citizens who recall ARTHUR ADAMS, many of whom were associated with him in various enterprises. Mrs. Adams was the daughter of a pioneer Ardmore family, for years, her father, Mr. GLAZIER was an engineer on the Santa Fe RR:
ARTHUR WESLEY ADAMS, 67, first of the six members of the first graduating class of the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical college to be taken by death, died at his home at Fort Stockton, Texas, Dec. 17. He had been ill a month with a heart ailment. Arthur W. Adams was born Aug. 4, 1872 at Augusta, Kansas and the family pioneer in Oklahoma. Adams was a member of A. & M.’s first class graduating in 1896. Six boys were in the class and Adams is the first death. In 1902 Adams married OLIVE GLAZIER, who survives him. There are three children, RODNEY GLAZIER ADMS, of Bellingham, Washington; ARTHUR WESLEY Jr. associated with his father at Fort Stockton, and SUSAN ADELAIDE ROBERTS, also of Fort Stockton. All attended A. & M., married with one child each. There are two brothers, WALTER and HOMER ADAMS both of Stillwater. … at one time, Arthur Adams was associated with his brother Homer in the real estate business in Ardmore for 15 years.
Thursday, December 21, 1939
Davis Woman Dies at Home
Mrs. BERTIE RICE RUDD, old time Davis resident, died at her there Wednesday night. The body is at Bettes funeral home pending arrangements. Services will probably be at Davis Friday. Born in Durhamville, Tennessee, May 1862, Mrs. Rudd was the mother of six children, four of whom survive. They are ROY E RUDD of Davis, GEORGE RUDD of Ratfog(?), Tennessee, Mrs. T. H. CONN and Mrs. G. T. SELF, both of Davis. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Davis.
Oklahoma City, Dec. 21: JESSE MACK, age 40, died today of injuries suffered yesterday when he was struck by an automobile.
Little Soper Boy to Get Little Red Wagon from Ardmore Santa
GEORGE GORDON, age 5, son of Mrs. LOUISE GORDON of Soper, talked cheerfully about a little red wagon that Santa was going to bring him that his mother was worried. She had no money to buy a wagon and did not know of a friend in her home town to go to, so she wrote a letter to Santa Claus in Ardmore. In the letter she wrote that George go the idea he was to get a red wagon… The Ardmore Santa Claus quickly made up his mind and made arrangements for a red wagon to be sent to the postmaster at Soper to see that George gets his red wagon.
Friday, December 22, 1939
Ardmore Man’s Mother Dies
Mrs. ELIZA LUCILLE HENDRICKS, long time Springer resident and mother of JOHN HENDRICKS of the First National Bank staff, died here Thursday night after a short illness with pneumonia and heart trouble. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C.C. WILSON of the Carter Ave. Methodist Church, will be held at the Springer Methodist Church Friday afternoon with burial in the Springer cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Survivors include her husband, C. C. HENDRICKS; son JOHN HENDRICKS of Ardmore; daughter Mrs. W. L. SUTHERLAND of Springer; two grandchildren, BILLY SUTHERLAND of Springer and JO ANN HENDRICKS of Ardmore; a sister Mrs. NANCY CLINGLING of Clarksville, Arkansas, and a brother, J. D. IRWIN of Casvill, Missouri. Mrs. Hendricks was born in James County, Texas, Sept. 25, 1875 and lived at Springer since 1900. She was an active worker in the Methodist Church. Escorts, all of Springer: J. A. HEARTSILL, D.M. SELLERS, LEE ROSE, H. C. BOYER, W. C. BURCH and J. M. ARNOLD.
Last Tribute Paid Mrs. Rudd
Funeral services for Mrs. BERTIE RICE RUDD, who died at her home at Davis Wednesday after a lengthy illness, will be at the Davis Methodist Church Friday afternoon with Rec. ERNEST LLOYD of the church officiating. Burial in the Davis cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home Ardmore. Bearers: S. M. ABSTON, GRADY BELL, ROSS SMITH, ANDREW HUDSON, TOMMY HOWELL, and GEORGE SMITH. Survivors include sons, GEORGE D. RUDD of Ripley, Tennessee and ROY E. RUDD of Davis; daughters Mrs. J. H. CONN and Mrs. G. T. SELF of Davis; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a brother, W. L. L. RICE of Ripley, Tenn. Mrs. Rudd was born at Ripley, Tenn., May 17, 1862 and moved to Oklahoma in 1906. Before moving to Davis in 1929, she had lived at McCurtain and Madill. Her husband, GEORGE D. RUDD, to whom she was married in 1880 at Durhamville, Tenn., died in 1908. She was active in the Methodist Church at Davis.
Sunday, December 24, 1939
Howells Not to Be Forgotten
Tragedy may be stalking the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. HOWELL of Hoxbar route, where Mrs. Howell is at the point of death from a gunshot wound received accidentally Oct. 9, but there will be some semblance of Christmas for all that. The American Legion, hearing of the plight of the family, said a Christmas basket would be delivered with food, candy, fruit, and a few playthings for the young Howells. An unidentified friend said he would see that some sort of oil heater or other stove was supplied for the unheated room in which Mrs. Howell is confined. Mrs. Howell was shot in the spine when a gun accidentally discharged. She was paralyzed by the shot and according to surgeons has only a short time to live.
Five of Family Die in Wreck
Deming, N. M., Dec. 23: Five persons of one family were killed and five other persons were injured late today in a highway collision which wrote a tragic end to what was to have been a holiday vacation. The dead: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. HORTON of Sweetwater, Texas; R. R. VICK of Big Spring, Texas, their son-in-law; the Vicks two children ages 4 and 8. Mrs. Vick, the daughter, was the only family member to survive. The Hortons and Vicks were en route from their homes to spend Christmas with relatives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Funeral services for SAM HARRIS, age 51, who died Saturday evening, will be held Sunday afternoon at the Harvey Bros. chapel, with Rev. W. LEE RECTOR officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery. The deceased, a brother of CLARENCE HARRIS, police chief of Ardmore, was employed as a tax auditor and his residence here was 214 West Broadway. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. WILLIE HARRIS; a son BRUCE HARRIS; his mother Mr. MARY J. HARRIS of Oklahoma City; four brothers, CLARENCE and VIRGIL HARRIS both of Ardmore, LON and JOHN HARRIS both of Oklahoma City; two half-brothers, BUD HARRIS of Pooleville, GUS HARRIS of Commerce, Texas, one sister Mrs. LILLIE BYRD of Oklahoma City; and a half sister IDA HARRIS of Beaumont, California. Pallbearers: FRANCIS LEWIS, RALPH LEVEN, CLAUDE HOLDEN, DOC WILKINSON, W. L. ALEXANDER and FLOYD RANDOLPH. Mr. Harris was born in Ladonia, Texas, Feb. 20, 1888.
ROBERT BOREN 27 and EUNICE PULLIE 30 of Ardmore.
R. D. MCCARTNEY 22 of Orr and JUANITA FRANKLIN 20 of Kilgore, Texas.
ELMER ESTEL HARMON 23 of Pooleville and VALA BREAME GENTRY 19 of Fox.
FRED H. LANFORD 18 and BETTY RUTH YOUNG 17 of Ardmore.
FRANK REED 33 of Woodford and IRENE LOVELL BLODGETT 18 of Wilson.
CAB CALLAWAY BOYD 22 of Ardmore and ANNA MURRAY KING 18 of Tatums.
LOUIS AUGISTINE 29 and ELIZABETH CARTER 23 of Oklahoma City.
JACK RICHARDSON 22 and LAVERNE JACKSON 19 of Berwyn.
JAMES E. SORRELLS 25 and MACIE MORRIS 18 of Ada.
Tishomingo, Dec. 23:
Funeral services for HARRY D. WORKMAN, age 55, pioneer business man, church leader and community builder, were held Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian-Christian Church at Tishomingo with Rev. S. GRAHAM FRSER of Oklahoma City, executive secretary of the Oklahoma Synod of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. The services were in the church founded by the late Mrs. GEORGE W. DUDLEY, mother of Harry Workman. Pallbearers: BILL LUCAS, E. G. REEVES, FRANK COSTELLOW, CLIVE E. MURRAY, M. C. COURTNEY, and J. D. DUNLAP. Workman was born in Marysville, Missouri, April 26, 1884, and died in Tishomingo, Dec. 20, 1939. He moved to Tishomingo with his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE W. DUDLEY in 1900. Here Dudley founded the Dudley hardware store and continued to operate it until his death six years ago. Since that time the business was owned and operated by Workman, the oldest business to continue operation on Tishomingo’s main street. He was a Scottish Rite Mason and member and past president of the Lions Club. He married Miss BESSIE R. WILSON, April 30, 1910. … He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. WINNA CHERRY of Bryan, Texas; and one sister Mrs. M. A. LOONEY of Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Fryer Passes
Funeral services were held Sunday at Vinita for AUDENE FRYER, wife of RICHARD FRYER, former theater manager here. Mrs. Fryer died from injuries received in a car accident on the night of Nov. 16 when their car collided with another automobile when they were returning from Vinita to Grove where they lived. Fryer was not seriously hurt but Mrs. Fryer was placed in a Vinita hospital after the accident and never regained consciousness before she died Dec. 14.
Monday, December 25, 1939
Two Died in Explosion of Locomotive
Choctaw, Dec. 28: Two trainmen were killed today by a boiler explosion on a local freight train two miles east of here: OLLIE L. HENDERSON, of Shawnee, the engineer, and WALTER A. CROWE of Shawnee, a fireman.
Tuesday, December 26, 1939
Rites in Memory of R. L. Scott
Funeral services for ROBERT LEWIS SCOTT, age 78, Carter County’s first farm agent and a prominent fruit and berry grower here, active in farm affairs of the state, are to be held at Carter Ave. Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. E. BOWERS, former pastor of the church, now of the Capitol Hill Methodist Church at Oklahoma City. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. Escorts: JOHN SNODGRASS, ARTHUR STRACHLEY, WALTER F. COLBERT, J. F. BENNETT, TOM POLLOCK and DAVE FRASIER. .. Survivors include his widow; two sons, W. L. SCOTT of Ardmore and JOE SCOTT of Norman, former teacher in Ardmore school; and two daughters, Mrs. A. J. POWERS of Ardmore and Mrs. ROY ROBINNETTE of St. Louis, Illinois. Scott, who died Saturday night, was born in Iowa on Jan. 14, 1863 and came to Ardmore some years ago. After serving as the first county farm agent, he went into the fruit and berry business. … His home is southeast of the fairgrounds.
Ross Family Seeks Damages
JEWEL ROSS, for herself and the next friend of JENNIE ROSS SAMPLES, J. W. ROSS, JACK ROSS, OPAL ROSS, BOBBY ROSS and PATRICA ANN ROSS, filed damage action in district court against the Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. for $68,934 for the death of Bud Ross, husband and father of the plaintiffs. … Mrs. Ross in her petition alleged that her home was piped for gas service but that the fuel was not used, the family having wood-burning stoves. She alleges that a line led to the house and a gas meter was still attached although the services was inactive. Improper cutoff provisions, she charge, were made by the gas company and that leakage of the gas filled the building and that when a fire was built in a stove, it ignited the fumes and caused the tragic blaze.
Filed for divorce: TOMMIE vs. ERMON THOMPSON; BLANCHE MAY vs. BURTIS NELSON for divorce and custody of children.
JAMES EARL GARDNER 32 and HELEN LOUIS BROWN 20 of Dallas.
CLIFTON GORDON HARRIS 29 of Ardmore and FAY HANSELMAN 18 of Soper.
CARL R. BROWN 23 of Marietta and BETTE LOU BREANE 18 of Marietta.
WELDON GILLEY 21 and CHARLOTTE RAGSDALE 20 of Whitesboro, Texas.
Wednesday, December 27, 1939
Tribute Paid Young Woman
Funeral services for Mrs. BLANCHE MAE NELSON, age 32, who died at her home, 614 G ST NW, Sunday, will be held at Harvey Bros. chapel Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. JOHN S. MULLEN of the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Escorts: CORD TALIAFERRO, SPORT GRAVITT, EDGAR BICE, E. E. DENTON, Mr. GORDON and Mr. EMORY. Survivors include two sons, twin boys, age 4, CURTIS and BURTIS; a daughter MARY JACK NELSON; and her mother, Mrs. REUEL BRITTON of Healdton. Mrs. Nelson was born Oct. 28, 1907.
Thursday, December 28, 1939
Pooleville Boy Killed
Injuries received late Wednesday when he toppled from a truck near Pooleville proved fatal Wednesday night to 8 year old HURCHEL LEE NEEDHAM, Pooleville school boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. NEEDHAM, who live on the SCOTT SPARKS ranch near Pooleville. Funeral services will be held at the Pooleville Baptist Church Thursday afternoon with burial at the Pooleville cemetery, arranged by Harvey Bros. of Ardmore. Born at Apache, Sept. 26, 1931, the child is survived by his parents, two brothers, GLEN and RALPH NEEDHAM Jr. of Pooleville.
New Year Party for Col McKibben
A New Year’s party will be given for Col. J. T. MCKIBBEN Monday afternoon at his home, 323 K St NE. Col. W. W. HUTCHINSON, R. A. HOWARD and Mrs. Howard will be hosts for the visitors. Col. McKibben is the last surviving Union solder and member of the William B. Bradford G.A.R. in Ardmore, and has been adopted by the veterans of the Spanish-American War of which Col. Hutchinson and Mr. Howard are members.
Filed for divorce: F. L. BANKS vs. LORENE BANKS; L. L. KENNEDY vs. ALLIE MARIE KENNEDY; ALMA ROSE vs. ARTHUR ROSE.
Marriage licenses: FRANK TIDWELL age 67 of Healdton and Mrs. MARY GREGORY 59 of Oklahoma City; RAYMOND COLBERT 24 and GENEVA KEEL 23 of Mannsville.
Friday, December 29, 1939
Mrs. Sharp Passes
Friends here have been advised of the death of Mrs. MILTON R. SHARP, formerly of Ardmore, early this morning at Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Sharp died Dec. 4 following three months illness. She is survived by her husband, one time veterinarian of Ardmore and her parents who live in St. Louis, Missouri. Her husband is a government inspector for packing houses in Denver. Burial was in Fairmont cemetery at Denver.
Sunday, December 31, 1939
Davis, Dec. 29:
Mr. and Mrs. B. WOLF were called to Houston, Texas, last Saturday to attend the funeral of PHILLIP MORRISON, brother of Mrs. Wolf, who passed away last week. Burial was in Houston.
Filed for divorce: LEEADO BRINTLE vs. J. B. BRINTLE for divorce and custody of child.
Marriage licenses: J. R. SMITH 22 and FRANCES MCDOLAND 19 of Norman; GEORGE BLACK 32 and Mrs. LUELLA LYNES 33 of Winfield, Kansas.
Wilson, Dec. 30:
O. B. MCCARTY, age 77, dropped dead in the Wilson post office Tuesday morning, Dec. 26, after purchasing stamps for Christmas letters. He had been a resident of this section for 50 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Church of Christ with CLYDE CORNER officiating. Burial with Masonic rites was in Mt. Olive cemetery at Healdton. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. McCarty, a son JESSE, a daughter in Oklahoma City, and a niece, Mr. HARVE ALRED of Wilson.
Funeral services were held in Wilson Tuesday for JIM THOMPSON, who died at his home in Healdton. Burial was in the Hewitt cemetery. He is survived by a daughter Mrs. LOU WOLFE of Stanford, Texas, three son, HARRY of Mexico, BOB of Stanford, Texas, and HARVE of LaFeet, Louisiana.
Ringling, Dec. 30:
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon, Dec. 25, for JAMES RICHARDSON of the South Center Point community, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 24. He was born in Alter Brook, Arkansas, Oct. 23, 1855. He came to Oklahoma in territorial days. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. MYRTLE DUKE, Mrs. MOLLIE DAVIDSON, and Mrs. V.A . WILLIAMSON; one son CHARLES RICHARDSON; 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He had been a member of the Methodist Church since he was 25 years old. Interment was in the Ringling cemetery.
Funeral rites conducted Saturday afternoon in the Mountain Home school building by Rev. C. O. Bigbie for E. T. INGLER, who passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, in Ardmore, after a short illness. The deceased was about 73 years old and had been a long time resident of the Mountain Home community. His wife and seven children, five sons and two daughters, survive him. BILL INGLE of the Mountain Home community is the only child living in this vicinity. Interment was in the Dixie cemetery.
Marietta, Dec. 30;
Funeral services were held Monday from the Holmes funeral home in Durant for HAYGOOD CROCKETT, age 34, who died from a short illness in Durant. Rev. THOMAS E. HOOLSEMA of the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta officiated, assisted by Rev. SHAW of Durant. Burial was in the Durant cemetery. Deceased had made his home in Marietta for some time and while here, he was assistant supervisor on the farm security administration. Attending from Marietta were: Rev. Thomas Hoolsema, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. RAMBO, J. DAN RAMBO, C. C. WILKINS, Mrs. HETTIE LOCKE, REBECCA BRETT, GEORGE HARKEY, Mrs. E. LEVAN, Miss GLADYS WILLIAMS, Miss JOSEPHINE COUSER, Mrs. J. D. DAVIS Jr. and Miss LUCY DAVIS.
Miss ADA SPENCE RODGERS died Christmas morning at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. P. R. MASTERS, where she had made her home for the past nine years, after an illness of ten days. Interment was made in Fannin County, Texas. Some Marietta relatives and friends attended the funeral.