The Drumright News
Drumright, Creek Co., Oklahoma
Friday, January 2, 1925
Bristow Man Finds Wife and Son Dead from Deadly Gas
Bristow, Dec. 30: G. E. BURCH, employee of the Transcontinental Oil Co. refinery here, returned to his home shortly after 5:00 Monday afternoon to find his wife and ten year old son lying dead on a bed, result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Three stoves in the small home were turned high and air in the rooms were stifling.
Death List from Christmas Tragedy Reaches 34
Hobart, Dec. 26: The death list of the Babb’s school house fire Christmas tree entertainment increased to 34 at noon today when JOHN GOFORTH here died. Dead: Mrs. RODA BRADSHAW, age 37; ROW BOLDING age 17, MAGGIE BOLDING age 13, EDWARD BOLDING age 8, WILLIAM BIGGERS age 9, T. C. COFFEY age 65, MAUDE COFFEY age 16, ETHA COFFEY, AUDREY COFFEY age 26, JUANITA CLEMENTS STEVENSON age 26, infant MARY JUANITA STEVENSON, MARY LOIS CLEMENTS age 21, GLADYS CLEMENTS age 22, W. T. CURTIS age 47, Mrs. W. T. Curtis age 38, FRANCES CURTIS age 8, EDNA CURTIS age 12, JOHN DUKE age 21, J. T. GOFORTH age 55, VESTA JACKSON age 18, CYRIL PECK age 17, PAUL PECK age 19, WALTER BIGGERS age 15, MATTIE MAY BRYAN age 10, Mrs. T. C. COFFEY age 60, ORLEY COFFEY age 6, MARY ELIZABETH EDEN age 3, JOHN HEPENSHERGER age 9, Mrs. GLENN HILL age 26, school teacher; OBEL PECK age 21, ERNEST (surname blurred) age 15, JULIA REVILL age 9, LEE REVILL age 11, LILLIE REVILL.
Aged Victim of Hobart Disaster
Hobart, Dec. 30: Mrs. ISABEL MCNUTT, age 73, who was injured at the Christmas eve fire at the Babb’s schoolhouse, died at her home 4 miles south of here early today.
Hobart, Dec. 27: Eight bodies were buried yesterday following memorial services at the Hobart auditorium… This morning, the bodies of 20, each to a casket, were lowered into a grave 10 feet long and 6 feet wide.
Friday, January 9, 1925
CLIFFORD LEE NEWMAN, age 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES L. NEWMAN, 423 South Bristow St., died yesterday in a local hospital following an operation by a Tulsa specialist after an illness of four days. Clifford Lee was born in Drumright. He is survived by a brother HOMER ALVIN, sister HAZEL MAY and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. WILSON of Avery, besides his parents. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the First Baptist Church with Rev. R. W. LACKEY to preach the service. Interment will be in North Drumright cemetery directed by Newton-Campbell-Brown funeral home.
The wife of CHARLES UNDERWOOD, residing at 408 E. Third St., died Sunday afternoon at Guthrie, following a prolonged illness. Deceased was born in Missouri, April 2, 1886 and was 38 years old. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, the Missionary Society and the Royal Neighbors. Surviving her are her husband, Charles Underwood, son DELVIN; daughters LULU and WILMA, all living here; her father, SOL TURNER of Tiff City, Missouri; seven sisters, Mrs. MAGGIE LAWSON of Drumright, Mrs. AGNES MATHIS of Tiff City, Mo., Mrs. ALICE HARTSHORNE of Tiff City, Mo., Mrs. LIZZIE TAYLOR of Anderson, Mo., Mrs. LUCY CRUZAN of Pomona, California, (two sisters not listed); four brothers, JIM, JOHN, CHESTER and JESSE TURNER, all of Tiff City, Mo. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the residence, 408 Third St., with Rev. TALBERT officiating. Interment was in the North Drumright cemetery directed by Newton-Campbell-Brown funeral home.
Mrs. MINNIE HINCH
Funeral services for the late Mrs. MINNIE HINCH, who passed away at the family home, Third and Ohio streets, Friday night, were conducted yesterday. Interment was in the North Drumright cemetery directed by Newton-Campbell-Brown funeral home.
Friday, January 23, 1925
Tidal Employee Dies at Home
WILLIAM K. SIMPSON, age 54, following a prolonged illness, died at this morning at his on the LIZZIE BROWN lease, two miles southeast of Drumright. Mr. Simpson was born in Jollytown, Pennsylvania, in 1870. He has been a resident of Drumright for the past six years, moving here from Smithfield, West Virginia, and has been employed the past 6 years by the Tidal Oil Co. Surviving are his wife; four sons, AUGUST W., ORVILLE, ARNOLD and CLARENCE SIMPSON, all of the home; six daughters, Mrs. OPAL HUMPHREY of Limber Port, W. Va., Mrs. SARAH M. MINMEAR of Braman, Okla., Mrs. FAY SNIDER of Smithfield, W. Va., Mrs. FERN TULL of Drumright, Mrs. LENDA LEDGERWOOD of Three Sands, Okla., and Miss MARVIS SIMPSON of Drumright. Definite arrangements are pending, awaiting arrival of relatives. It is expected the remains will be shipped to Mannington, W. Va., his old home, for interment, arranged by Newton-Campbell-Brown funeral home.
Friday, January 30, 1925
Four Wounded in Street War After Holdup
Four Bristow residents are suffering from wounds, none believed fatal, after one of the most spectacular bank robberies this morning. The wounded are: Mrs. ELLIS ABRAHAM, shot in arm; PETE ADAMS, formerly of Drumright, shot through both arms and twice in chest; R. BABB, officer, shot through hand; Miss MARGARET JONES, shot in the side. The American National Bank, of which HARRY G. HENDRICKS is president, is the loser by the bandit for $7000, covered by insurance.
Aged Resident Dies
Mrs. LUCY R. KYGER, age 79, mother of Mrs. F. H. MERRILL of 110 East Cherry, died this morning after an illness which struck her on New Year’s Day. Mrs. Kyger, who has been a widow half of her life, lived with her daughter, Mrs. Merrill, for the last 30 years. She has been a Drumright resident since 1912. Besides Mrs. Merrill, she leaves a son, FRANK KYGER of Overland, Missouri, five grandchildren, Mrs. J. W. PINKSTON of Drumright, CHESTER MERRILL of Drumright, CONSTANCE MERRILL of Drumright, FRED KYGER of Overland, Mo., and Mrs. G. GOETTE of St. Louis, Missouri. Rev. DENTON WOODS will preach the funeral service at the Merrill home tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Pawnee, arranged by G. B. Stubblefield.
Mrs. D. J. Smith
Mrs. D. J. SMITH (LOTTIE EUNICE SMITH), age 38, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. R. P. ENSLEY, on the Litchfield lease four mile southeast of Drumright last night. Death came after an illness of eight weeks from pneumonia. Mrs. Smith had lived for eight years in Bartlesville. The family lived at Bristow for about a year and, although never living in Drumright, she had many friends here. She leaves one child, Miss MILDRED SMITH, age 17, who lives with her grandmother, Mrs. Emsley. Her husband is living but has been missing for the last three months, despite efforts made to find him since the serious illness of his wife. Mrs. Smith leaves two brothers, EARL EMSLEY, employee of the Standard here, and HENER(?) EMSLEY of Kansas and one sister, Mrs. HERNY FORD of Drumright; her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. P. EMSLEY of Drumright. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Methodist Missionary Society at Bristow. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Methodist church at Shamrock with burial in the Shamrock cemetery. Rev. GROVES will preach the funeral service. Newton-Campbell-Brown funeral home has charge.
Friday, February 13, 1925
Aged Woman Dies After Illness of Two Years
FRANCES ALLEN TRUMBULL, age 73, died at her home, 408 North Morrow, yesterday morning. She had been in poor health for the last two years but grew weaker the last two weeks. Besides her husband, she is survived by five sons, CHARLES R. TRUMBULL of Drumright, CLARENCE P. TRUMBULL of Weston, CLAUDE TRUMBULL of Milton, Ohio; CLARK V. TRUMBULL of Mackinaw, Michigan; S. A. TRUMBULL of Cooper; two daughters, Mrs. C. W. SHOWMAN of Napoleon, Ohio, and Mrs. CHARLES R. CARTER of Bellingham, Washington. Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon. Rev. GEORGE Q. FENN(?) will preach the service. Interment will be in the North Drumright cemetery. C. B. Stubblefield has charge of burial.
Friday, February 27, 1925
Mother of Nine Dies
Mrs. ADDIE ELIZA BLACK, age 49, mother of nine children, died at her home, 602 South California Ave., Tuesday. She had been ill for years. Mr. and Mrs. Black have lived in Drumright about a year. Following are her children: Mrs. HETTY FORESTER of Rising Fawn(?), Georgia, Mrs. JESSIE HARTLINE of Sulphur Springs, Alabama; Mrs. INEZ BRANNON of Drumright, Mrs. FAY RILEY of Drumright, Miss CONNIE BLACK of Drumright, JOHN BLACK, CURTIS BLACK and WILLIE BLACK, all of Drumright. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with Rev. R. W. LACKEY officiating. Services were held at the North Drumright cemetery. FRED SMITH of Wilburton, a brother of the dead woman, attended the funeral. C. B. Stubblefield had charge.
Grandma Gillis, 104 Yesterday
At the ancient store building on East Broadway, which is used by those worshipers of the Pentecostal church of the Assemblies of God, yesterday, there gathered from any towns around, friends who wished to honor Shamrock’s oldest resident, Grandma ELIZABETH GILLIS, on her 104th birthday. There were many from Shamrock where Grandma Gillis had lived for some years; there were some from Mannford and others from Drumright. … At her special request, the meeting was presided over by Mrs. W. H. CUNNINGHAM of Mannford, a lay preacher whom Grandma Gillis dearly loves. … Grandma told of her 65 years of testimonials. She told of being converted by coming ‘under the power’ while dangerously ill, in 1860, when she was 49 years old. … Grandma Gillis, according to family records, was born in 1821 in East Tennessee. When she was very small, the family emigrated on horseback and with pack horses to Jackson County, Illinois, where she grew up, married and reared a family of nine children, only one of whom is living today, Mrs. MCDONALD of Shamrock. Grandma, who does not look to be more than 70 or 75 years old, now loves to captivate the hearts of children with her accounts of early settlement life in Illinois. These are not stories of Indian wars, but have to do with man’s constant fight against the wild beasts of the forests, which continually threatened to eat up everything they had.
They had to build their buildings of logs piled tightly together so the ‘varmints,’ as she called the forest animals, could not crawl through, even the stock yards had to be so built. Snakes were one of the worst pests…It was about 1878 when Grandma Gills made the long trip to Oklahoma. Her children were scattering, her husband had died, and she married again. They built a little shack where Tulsa now stands and when the Frisco RR was being built through to Sapulpa, which was long the terminus, she cooked for the gangs of builders. ‘When we first built, ours was the only building,’ she explained. .. Now she lives with her daughter in Shamrock. She is well of body and keen of mind… Relatives who attended the service and dinner at her daughter’s home at Shamrock were Mr. and Mrs. J. R. BRAMWELL and son, PAUL F., of Tulsa. Mrs. Bramwell is a granddaughter and Paul is Grandma’s only great-grandchild; JAMES MCDONALD of Shamrock, son of Mrs. McDonald, is a grandson; Mrs. BERTHA SHOMATE of Tulsa is a granddaughter.
Friday, March 6, 1925
Drumright Man Dies of Hurts
ROY CRAWFORD of Drumright, oil field worker, who was seriously injured Friday night on the Drumright-Stroud road, when his car crashed, died at 7 a.m. Monday in an Oklahoma City hospital. Mr. Crawford leaves a wife. His parents live at Tonkawa, where he will be buried Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred 11 ½ miles from here near the home of a farmer named Worthington, who went out and took him from beneath the car. He was taken to Worthingon’s home and a Stroud doctor was called and found he suffered from serious abdominal injuries. He was taken to the Smith hospital by a Newton-Campbell-Brown ambulance then taken to the Oklahoma City hospital. On this trip he was accompanied by DAN ROSSON, of the local Odd Fellows lodge. Crawford, whose home was on West Wood St., left a wife, no children. He married a year ago last August to Miss JESSIE FORD. She has a sister, Mrs. EDNA CRAMER of 232 East Second St. They are the only members of the family here.
Young Woman Victim of Flu
The influenza epidemic claimed the first victim, Miss HELEN V. KELSEY, age 35, who died Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the home of her brother, LAWRENCE M. KELSEY of the Sinclair gasoline plant three miles northeast of Drumright, following a short illness. Miss Kelsey, whose home is with her parents at Olean, Cattaraugus(?) County, New York, came to Drumright several weeks ago to visit her brother here. Her health had not bee good, but she hoped to rest and recuperate. She was a librarian. Surviving her are her parents Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE S. KELSEY of Olean, N.Y.; three brothers, G. FRANK KELSEY of Buffalo, N. Y., JAMES ROBERT KELSEY of Olean, and LAWRENCE M. KELSEY of Drumright, and one sister Miss MARY W. KELSEY of Blasdell, N. Y. The body was sent to Olean.
Flu Ends Life
Sapulpa, March 3: Mrs. SARAH ROCKWOOD, age 80, died at the home of Miss MABEL CLUTE in the Stonewall building this morning, following an illness of two weeks. Lured to the country by the warm sunshine and spring weather, she went to visit her grandson at Jenks a few weeks ago and took sick while making a garden there. She made her home in Sapulpa at intervals the past eight years. She resided at the Stonewall Rooms since October of last year. Relatives who survive her are her grandson, LEE RUSSELL, of Jenks, a niece, Mrs. MAUDE RUSSELL of Tulsa, and a cousin, CHARLES ROCKWOOD of this city. Funeral arrangements are not completed, but it thought the body will be taken to Mounds for interment. Lewis Landrith funeral home has charge.
Died, at the family residence in Shamrock on last Sunday morning, Mrs. C. T. TAYLOR after a brief illness and had the attention of three physicians. She was in a delicate condition… Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Monday with Rev. T. C. THATCH, the pastor, conducting the service, interment in the Shamrock cemetery.
Friday, March 13, 1925
Shamrock Woman Taken by Death
Mrs. W. WALKER, wife of W. L. WALKER, well to do farmer, lives three miles south of Shamrock, died Friday from an attack of heart disease. She was 37(?), and leaves three children, age 8 to 15. She was the mother of young Walker who was killed at Depew last fall by his brother..
Tulsa Man Dies from Accident
C. RAY MCMICHAEL, age 27, of Tulsa, died in a Drumright hospital Sunday about 15 minutes after his Cadillac car, driven by Mrs. McMichael, skidded and rolled over, ¼ mile south of the monument on the Shamrock road. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. GOGGIN of Shamrock, parents of Mrs. McMichael, are now in Drumright hospital, suffering from injuriesreceived. Mrs. McMichael was not badly hurt….The body was taken to Tulsa… Mr. Goggin, a Frisco agent at Shamrock, and his wife, had been visiting their daughter and son-in-law and were out driving in the new car when the accident occurred. RAY MCMICHAEL, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. MCMICHAEL, excavating contractor, was office manager of his father’s business. He graduated from Tulsa high school, served overseas during the World War with the 27th Division, and had been married less than two years.
Friday, March 27, 1925
Shamrock Boy Killed by Fall Off Car
BENNIE STEVENS, 7 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN STEVENS, who live 5 miles east to Shamrock, was almost instantly killed Thursday afternoon when he fell from a car on which he was riding on his way home from school at Oak Grove. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Shamrock cemetery.
Shamrock Woman Dies of Stroke
‘Grandma’ SHIPLEY, age 63, one of the best known residents of Shamrock, died Friday night of a paralytic stroke suffered in the morning. She was well known in Drumright, as well as Shamrock where she has relatives. She is said to have liven in the oil fields here since the field opened 13 years ago. Mrs. Shipley lived with her son, MARSHALL SHIPLEY, an oil worker. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday.
From the Shamrock News column:
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon with interment in the Shamrock cemetery. All but two of her children were present at the funeral, and her brother and three sisters were here. .. She is survived by four sons and six daughters, all of whom are married except two.
Bank Employee Dies Saturday
EUGENE STOLL, age 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM STOLL, who live one mile west of Drumright, died Saturday evening after an acute illness of only four days. Stoll was an employee of Drumright State Bank and a brother of WILLIAM A. STOLL, part owner of the Drumright Buick Co. Although he had been in poor health for the last four years, he refused to give up. Despite his weakened physical condition, he insisted on working… He was a graduate of the class of 1923 at Drumright high school. The family has lived here and at Cushing the past 8 years and is widely known in this part of the state. Besides his parents and his brother here, Stoll leaves a brother, HENRY H. STOLL of Kansas City. Miss ADDIE PRIDE of Drumright is an aunt. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday. Rev. J. W. RUNYAN preached the service. Burial was in the family plot north of Cushing cemetery, arranged by Newton-Campbell-Brown.
Service for Mrs. Starchich
The funeral of Mrs. ETHEL STARCHICH, wife of FRANK STARCHICH, who died at the family home, 319 East Federal St., Thursday morning, was held in the Methodist Episcopal Church Friday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. J. W. RUNYAN of the First Christian Church. During the service, Mrs. OPAL HAUGH MCCANCE sang ‘Sweet Hour of Prayer, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, and Rock of Ages.’ The body was laid to rest in the Fairview cemetery directed by C. B. Stubblefield.
D. C. SELLERS and R. A. SELLERS were at Maysville, Arkansas last week to attend the funeral of their uncle, W. C. SELLERS, who died from the effect of blood poisoning caused by a splinter in his hand. He was a prominent stockman in that country and well known in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma as he was a big stock raiser, buyer and shipper. He was a brother of H. A. SELLER, one of our townsmen.
Mr. and Mrs. LONGLEY of Covington were here visiting Mr. and Mrs. LONGLEY of Jackson Town. They were en route from Bristow where they had been to attend the funeral of ZACKERY KELLY, brother of Mrs. L. M. LONGLEY, who died last week.
Prairie Employee Dies Suddenly
STANTLEY STIGLER, employee of the Prairie Oil and Gas Co., died Tuesday afternoon at the Smith hospital after an illness since late Thursday. Death was due to obstruction of bowels. C. B. Stubblefield funeral home has charge. He was 27 years old and was married a year ago.
Charge Husband Tried to Teach Baby to Teach
Mrs. IDA SPRINGER alleges that her husband, MRYL SPRINGER, tired to teach their baby MARGIE to swear and on one occasion he struck her. Mrs. Stringer asks for the divorce and custody of their daughter. They were married Sept. 21 in Guthrie.
GLENN STARR of Shamrock Dead
GLENN STARR, age 32, tool dresser for the Olean Petroleum Co., died Friday at the Drumright hospital following a pistol wound received 4:30 p.m. Thursday on the Main Street of Shamrock. The dead man is a brother of Dr. O. W. STARR of Drumright and leaves a wife and a child two years old. He lived in Shamrock. W. E. DARDEN, salesman of novelties and former confectioner of Shamrock, was arraigned before justice W. E. NICODEMUS today oncharge of firing the fatal shot. Darden is suffering from a pistol shot through his right arm, which is alleged to have been fired by the dead man…. Darden was a defendant in a divorce action here filed by his wife, Mrs. LILLIE BLANCH DARDEN… Starr’s mother, Mrs. BLUE STARR of Claremore, was sent for. She arrived at Drumright. His father came today.
Friday, April 10, 1925
Telegrapher Victim of Flu
GRANT NICHOLS, age 35, telegrapher employed by the Oklahoma Pipe Line Co. died this morning from influenza. Nichols, who came to Drumright two months ago from Winfield, Kansas, was seriously ill only a few days. Nichols was a 32nd degree Mason. No definite arrangements are made at the Newton-Campbell-Brown funeral home.
Friday, April 17, 1925
Former Police Officer Killed DORSEY ANDREWS, former Drumright police officer and pal of U. S. LENOX who was killed by bank robbers, is dead. Andrews was shot in death Saturday night by hijackers. Thus has passed one of Oklahoma’s old officers of the law. … Andrews was about 60 years old. Following his retirement last year, he purchased a store at Mehan between Ripley and Stillwater. Two years ago Andrews left Drumright. He ran for the office of sheriff in Payne County, but was defeated, then served as under sheriff until the time he retired and bought the store at Mehan….
Former Drumright Postal Employee Dead in California
WILLIAM T. VAN METRE/MATRE, former money order clerk under ORVILLE KNIGHT, then postmaster of Drumright, died suddenly at Downey, California. Van Matre was a resident of Drumright from 1914 to 1921. Van Matre was postmaster at Downey. Death was due to acute indigestion. He was born in Holden, Missouri and leaves one sister in Holden and a brother in Downey. He leaves a wife and daughter, Mrs. ERAL HOGGARD of Thurber, Texas, and a son VERNAZ(?) of Downey.
Accident Kills Drumright Boy
H. P. REASON, age 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. HARRY REASON of Drumright, was killed in an accident Friday evening at Hale, Missouri, where he and his mother were visiting with Mrs. Reason’s mother, according to a telegram received by Mrs. C. B. STUBBLEFIELD, who is the boy’s aunt. Mr. Reason is an employee of the Palm Garden Confectionary here. Mr. Reason, Mrs. Stubblefield, and Mrs. S. J. MCCLEAN left yesterday for Hale where the funeral will probably be held. The deceased was an only child.
Former Derrick Employee Found Dead in Kiefer
ED LANGSTON, age 63/68(?), for 13 years a resident of Drumright, who was employed by the Evening Derrick as printer here when the paper first started in a tent on the side of what is now Tiger Hill, is dead today. Langston was found dead in the office of the Kiefer Democrat at Kiefer Friday. He was, all of his life, a printer of the ‘old school.’He died as he lived, with his type stick in his hand…. Mr. Langston had been employed by the Kiefer shop for some months. .. A customer found the body there early this morning. ,,, Mr. Langston leaves a wife and three children, HARRY LANGSTON age 17, WINIFREY age 16 and NADINE age 13. Mrs. L. W. BAHARD(?) of Drumright is a sister of Mr. Langston. .. The family moved from here to Cleveland, Okla. Mr. Langston was born in Rome, Georgia.
Davenport Man Killed at Well
Davenport, Okla., April 13: ROSCOE WILSON, age 22, oil field worker, was killed instantly when he was caught between a heavy tool and the main drill stent while working at a Prairie test well southwest of here early today.
Railroad Man Killed
McAlester, April 11: MARTIN RALLS, railroad bridge worker, en route from Coalgate to Enid, was shot and killed last night at Haileyville by CHESTER NATION, town marshal. The officer encountered the railroad man as he alighted from a freight train. In answer to the command to stick up his hands, Ralls reached for his identification card in his coat pocket. Misconstruing the movement, the marshal shot and killed him instantly.
Friday, April 21, 1925
Elrod Called to Father’s Funeral
R. W. ELROD of the Strand Theater left Wednesday for Exeter, Missouri, to attend the funeral of his father, MARSHALL M. ELROD, age 72, who died Saturday morning in Burbank, California. Members of the family in California found the aged man dead in his bed early Saturday. The body arrived at Exeter Thursday and the funeral will be held Friday. Mr. El.rod of Drumright and a sister, Mrs. MYRTLE POOLE of Webb City, Missouri, are the only children.
Pneumonia Causes Death
WILLIAM LOGSDON, age 34 or 31, an employee of the Roxana Oil Co. for the past five years, died Monday night of pneumonia. He had been ill the last two weeks. The body was shipped to Blackburn, Missouri, which is the old family home. The funeral will be there and the burial will be in the family cemetery. He leaves a father, mother, a brother, JOSEPH LOGSDON who is also an employee of the Roxana, and another brother, PAUL LOGSDON lives at Bixby, Okla.
Friday, May 15, 1925
ALEX FRANCIS, former Drumright grocer but for the last three years a resident of Bristow, was found dead Friday night. Francis had been in good health during the earlier part of the day. His death was a surprise. Francis had attended the funeral of a baby born to Mrs. SAM RICHARDS, formerly of Drumright. After returning from the funeral, he told his wife he would take a nap. When a family member went to his room to call him to dinner, he was dead. Francis was well known in Creek and surrounding counties. At time of his death he was serving as deputy U. S. marshal, serving under U. S. Marshal HENRY G. BEARD of the new federal court. The deceased ran a grocery in Drumright and after leaving here, he operated a store at Bristow.
Mrs. MARGARET ENOCH, at whose home LEE BRISENDINE and JACK MILLER were arrested Sunday night on charge of robbing the rooms of E. J. SKIDMORE, was arrested Wednesday … pleaded not guilty… Mrs. MARY LATHAM, county humane agent, was to make arrangements for Mrs. Enoch’s seven children, now left with no one to care for them at her home, 412 North Harley.
Mrs. Enoch is Held
Friday, May 22, 1925
Aged Visitor Taken by Death
While in Drumright visiting his son, D. C. MAXWELL of 222 East Sinclair, ALBERT SAMUEL MAXWELL, age 75, of Lucern, Okla., died here Friday afternoon. Death came after an illness of less than two weeks. Mr. Maxwell had been here only two weeks at the time of his death. He leaves two sons, Mr. Maxwell of Drumright and F. B. MAXWELL of Concrete, Colorado, and daughter Mrs. J. M. HARDING of Oklahoma City. All were at this bedside at time of death. The funeral and burial were held at Lucerne this afternoon by C. B. Stubblefield funeral home.
Report Youth Killed in Crash
It was reported here late this afternoon that WOLFORD ANDREWS, age 19, whose father is a blacksmith on North Texas St., was killed Monday night in an automobile accident at Pauls Valley. The body was to be shipped to Drumright. Andrews was driving an automobile for an Indian named ROGERS when the accident occurred. Rogers was unhurt and Andrews was killed.
Enoch Returns to Take Charge of Family
BILL ENOCH, employee of the Sinclair Oil Co., who has been working in the northern oil field of this state, returned to take care of his eight children. His wife, Mrs. Margaret Enoch, was taken to the county jail following a preliminary hearing…… Miller confessed, according to JACK ARY, that his real name is LAWRENCE HARMON. Harmon, according to Ary, broke jail at Wellington, Kansas, May 6, along with two others… wanted there for violation of the white slavery law.
Friday, May 29, 1925
Free Deputies Who Shot Youth at Preliminary
In a preliminary trial held before justice E. B. PAGE Monday night, GEORGE W. JOHNSON and HOMER COX, deputies, were freed of a charge of murder growing out of the death of BURNEY (VERNEY) BLUE, age 20, Sunday afternoon.
Many Here for Salmon Rite
Between 25 and 30 persons from Drumright attended the funeral of Rev. BERT W. SALMON, pastor of the Christian Church at Cushing, whose funeral was held there at the Baptist Church at 2:30. It was one of the largest funerals held in Cushing…
Hold Funeral of Victim of Bullet
Funeral services for BURNEY (VERNEY) BLUE, who was killed by officers in a battle Sunday afternoon about nine miles east of Drumright, was held this afternoon at the North Drumright cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. RUNYAN. Mr. and Mrs. SHERMAN LYNES, stepfather and mother of Blue, were at the funeral. His father, who lives in Missouri, was unable to be here.
Friday, June 12, 1925
Mrs. A. R. Getman
The funeral of Mrs. AL. R. GETMAN, age 46, of 423 South Cimarron, who died Saturday afternoon, was held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church at Cushing. Friends here met at the Getman home and left for Cushing. Rev. DENTON R. WOODS preached the funeral service, assisted by Rev. J. W. RUNYAN and a Cushing pastor. Women of the Eastern Star lodge of which Mrs. Getman was a member acted as pallbearers. Ms. Getman leaves her husband, son ARTIE GETMAN and daughters, who live at Cushing, Mrs. LAYTEN HUGHES and Mrs. BERRY MCQUEEN. Other relatives who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. J. C. MANN of Oilton, J. L. GETMAN of Stroud, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. ALEXANDER of Wewoka, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. PLUMBER of Bristow, Mrs. M. J. HARMISON(?) of Tulsa, Mr. and Mrs. BRYON of Perry, Mrs. M. J. CROTTY of Osawatomie, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT PLUMBER of Bristow.
Mrs. Lee Murray
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. LEE MURRAY will regret to know of the death of Mrs. Murray in an Oklahoma City hospital Saturday. Mrs. Murray was ill for many months. The funeral is being held today in Shawnee. Mr. Murray was formerly a grocer here.
Shamrock Man Dies
MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER PLUMB, age 59, an employee of the Cosden Oil Co. at Shamrock, died from pneumonia at a local hospital following an illness of only three day. He died Monday night. Mr. Plumb is well known in and around Drumright, having lived in Shamrock for 11 years. He was cleaning out man for Cosden… The deceased leaves his wife, four children, and two stepchildren. They are E. W., MILLIGEN, WILLIAM PLUMB of Okmulgee, ALFRED of Tulsa, HAZEL of Shidler and Mrs. VERA WILLIAMS of Shamrock. The funeral arrangements will not be made until a brother, WILL A. PLUMB arrives, who lives in South Dakota, arrives. Services and burial will be at Shamrock, arranged by C. B. Stubblefield.
Mrs. MINNIE L. POLSTON charged extreme cruelty against her husband, ARTHUR POLSTON… they married July 3, 1923 at Raton, N. M.
Friday, July 17, 1925
Drumright Resident Taken by Death
GEORGE P. CONN, age 49, for years a resident of Drumright, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. H. M. BOYLE, 309 North Harley, in this city, Tuesday morning. Mr. Conn came to Drumright four or five years ago and for the last one or two years, been employed by the Santa Fe RR at the freight depot. He was born at Jefferson City, Missouri, and has no near living relatives surviving except his sister, Mrs. Boyle, with whom he made his home. He had been ill for three or four years. The funeral will be conducted at the undertaking parlors of C. B. Stubblefield Thursday morning. The funeral party will then drive in Cushing to catch the Katy train for Oklahoma City.
Mrs. ANNIE STAHL FLEMING, age 69, died at her home at 300 South Pennsylvania Ave. in Drumright, Wednesday morning, after an illness which dated back for years. Mrs. Fleming was the wife of S. B. FLEMING, proprietor of a Drumright rooming house, who was formerly in the oil business in the Drumright field. The Flemings came to Drumright with other pioneers of Creek County from Toledo, Ohio, 12 years ago. She was born in Union County, Pa. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Drumright. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Misses CARRIE and ELSIE ANNA FLEMING, of Drumright. She is also survived by three brothers and four sisters, JOE STAHL of Bradford, Pa., H. E. STAHL of Toledo, Ohio, G. A. STAHL of Drumright; Mrs. L. C. GUITER of Vincennes, Indiana, Mrs. J. H. DORR of Mt. Jewett, Pa., Mrs. HANNAH FLEMING of Pleasantville, Pa., and Mrs. LEAH RHINEWALL of Pottstown, Pa. The funeral will be held from the Presbyterian Church in Drumright Friday by Rev. DENTON R. WOODS of the church. Interment will be at Tulsa, arranged by C. B. Stubblefield.
Young Man Passes at Parents’ Home
THEODORE ERNEST DOWLER, age 25, passed away this morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. JAMES E. DOWLER on the Magnolia Petroleum Co. station ½ mile east of this city. The deceased was born in Centerville, Pa., Feb. 20, 1902(?). He later moved with his parents to Denver, Colorado, where he graduated from Denver high school at age of 17. Same year, he entered the University of Colorado at Boulder, after graduating, he came to Drumright in 1923. He won a scholarship to the Christian University at Fort Worth, Texas and was a member of the Men’s Choral union, being the only freshman to join. He was a member of the 23rd Ave. Presbyterian Church choir in Fort Worth. He studied music with his mother and was a talented musician. He had been in poor health for months and in April of this years, he and his father were both operated on in a Chicago hospital. After his return here, peritonitis set in which resulted in his death. His father is at this time at a Chicago hospital, undergone his fourth operation. Theodore had been stationed at Morrison, Okla., in the interests of the Magnolia Petroleum Co., being removed to his parents’ home here early Thursday morning… His father, JAMES E. DOWLER, is superintendent of the Pipeline Dept. of Magnolia Petroleum Co. and stationed here. It is probable the body will later be shipped to Pennsylvania for final interment. Newton-Campbell-Brown has charge.
Friday, December 18, 1925
Frontiersman Passes Away
J. B. AKIN, born in Louisiana Feb. 22, 1846, died at Corpus Christi, Texas, Dec. 13. Mr. Akin came with his parents to Texas, served with the Texas Rangers during and after the Civil War, received a severe wound in an engagement with the Comanche Indians in which encounter many comrades as well as Comanches lost their lives. Mr. Akin came to Indian Territory from Texas in 1885 and underwent the hardships and experiences of time. He was preceded on the last trail by his wife eight years ago. Since her death, he lived with a son, JOHN AKIN, near Purcell, Okla., spending his winters with his daughter in the South. He leaves six children, three sons and three daughters, Mrs. ADA FEELEY of Houston, Texas, Mrs. LULA NEFF of Corpus Christi, Mrs. BETTIE SMITH of Corpus Christi, W. M. AKIN of Portland, Oregon, JOHN WESLEY AKIN of Purcell and OLIVER B. AKIN of Drumright. Mr. Akin has always been an ardent Protestant Christian, affiliating in the old days with whatever church existed in the frontier communities and later in life with the Baptist church. The funeral and interment will take place at Purcell on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
REGINALD WAYNE, the 20 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. PRINCE, passed away this morning at the family home on the Jamina lease of the Tidal Oil Co., following a short illness. Deceased was born in Drumright, March 24, 1924. Surviving are his parents, a brother VERLAND, sister LOIS, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. A. L. SPAULING and Mrs. ALLIE CRUTCHER of this city. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at the Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. TALBERT officiating. Interment will be at the North Drumright cemetery arranged by Newton-Campbell-Brown.
Friday, January 1, 1926
Drumright Resident Killed
TEDDY GAROUTTE of Drumright was killed and BURNEY PHILLIPS of Sperry was badly injured Wednesday afternoon when a truck which they were driving turned turtle in the Cimarron River bend section just before the bridge leads to Oilton. Garoutte lived 25 or 30 minutes while he was being taken to Oilton. Phillips was brought to the Smith hospital at Drumright. Garoutte and Phillips were employed at the Cosden Pipeline Co. of Tulsa… The body of Garoutte was taken to the Peck Hardware Co. and prepared for burial. Relatives living in Montana were notified. He had no relatives in this section as far as known, it is probable that his body will be sent to Montana for burial. Phillips is 32 years old and has a family at Sperry. Garoutte was about 28 years old and had no family, had been a resident of Drumright about a year.
EDWIN J. HURST, One of Little Triplets
Edwin J. Hurst, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. FRANK HURST of 207 North Bristow, passed away Wednesday. The Hurst family have lived in Drumright about 10 years, coming here from Oklahoma City. Mr. Hurst, formerly an employee of the Tidal Oil Co., is operating a pool hall. The little one leaves his parents, five brothers, two of these being the remaining two of the triplets, including PAUL age 6, CURTIS age 17, LAWRENCE age 18, and one sister NOVA HURST age 8. Funeral arrangements are in charge by C. B. Stubblefield. The funeral was held at the home at 207 North Bristow Thursday. Rev. J. W. RUNYAN of the First Christian Church officiated. Interment was in the South Drumright cemetery.