The Tishomingo Capital-Democrat
Thursday, July 1, 1937
ZACK H. TATE
ZACK H. TATE, age 78, a resident of Johnston County since long before statehood, died Friday from a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. ROY HURT, at Fillmore. Funeral services were held Saturday at Enterprise, conducted by Rev. JULIA STANDRIDGE of Madill, assisted by Rev. A. A. PUCKETT of the Tishomingo Methodist Church, and Rev. J. R. CARTWRIGHT of Wapanucka. Interment in the Enterprise cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Besides his daughter at Fillmore, Mr. Tate is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. HARDY of Coleman and Mrs. JOHNSON of Durant; three sons, CLIFF TATE of Tishomingo, DON TATE of Milburn and H. L. TATE of Foss. ‘Uncle Zack’ has been prominently identified with affairs of this community since before statehood. He was interested in state and local politics, served two terms as a county official. His wife died 18 months ago and since then, he spent much of his time visiting his children.
JERRY KAUFMAN Taken to Hospital after Fight
A quarrel, which originated in a café at Tishomingo Saturday afternoon, climaxed in a stabbing which sent one of the men involved to an Ardmore hospital Saturday night. W. H. WILLIAMS and JERRY KAURMAN camped on opposite sides of the Washita River near the bridge between Ravia and Russett and giving their occupation as fishermen, were hauled before a justice of the peace Saturday afternoon for fighting in the city café. William said Kaufman started the trouble. Kaufman was fined and Williams was released. About 9:00 Saturday night, Kaufman was brought bleeding from knife wounds to the county jail. He accused Williams of handling the knife. … Williams is much older than Kaufman and his plea of self-defense was upheld by the county attorney.
W. A. BEASLEY vs. ANDY BEASLEY, divorce.
Thursday, July 8, 1937
Coal and Johnston County officers are investigating the murderous assault of JOHN H. PARDUE, age 48, who is a Durant hospital in critical condition following a revolver shot that sent a steel-jacketed bullet through his body late Saturday night while he was on duty as night watchman at the Dolese Bros. rock crusher near Bromide.
Well Known County Man Passes Away
JOHN F. GARNER, age 70, prominent in state and county politics for many years, died at his home in Mill Creek last week after a long illness. Born in Paris, Arkansas, July 9, 1897(?? 1867?), Garner was prominently identified with Arkansas politics and served four terms in the Arkansas legislature before coming to Oklahoma. After moving to Mill Creek, he served in the state legislature and took an active interest in politics up to the time of his last illness. He was a practicing lawyer at time of his death. He was a life long member of the Baptist church. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Miss JOHNNIE GARNER, and Mrs. DORIS BOATRIGHT both of Oklahoma City and Mrs. ESTUS of Afton. Funeral services were held last Thursday at the Methodist church in Mill Creek with Rev. HOLT officiating. Interment was in the Mill Creek cemetery.
Ravia Woman Injured in Accident
Mrs. INEZ DICKSON of Ravia is a Sulphur hospital with a broken arm, bruises and cuts, as the result of an automobile crash near Mill Creek Tuesday. Mrs. ROBERT MILLER of Roff, T. B. PHILLIPS of Ravia, Mrs. Miller’s infant daughter, and two other small girls were cut and bruised. .. The accident occurred when the auto driven by Mrs. Miller ran off the highway and crashed into a telephone pole. Mrs. Dickson is the daughter of Mr. Phillips and Mrs. Miller is a daughter of Mrs. Dickson.
Preliminary for Stallings
Preliminary hearing for SOL STALLINGS, charged with first degree murder in two cases, will be held before C. E. RATLIFF, justice of the peace, next Monday. … charged with the deaths of JACK BALLARD and HERSHELL HARRIS who succumbed to injuries when the WPA truck Stallings was driving overturned near Connerville on June 19. Stallings is accused of driving while drunk.
Thursday, July 15, 1927
Kills Texas Man
H. C. HARRIS, age 37, of Muenster, Texas, lived only a few hours in an Ardmore hospital after he was hurled 75 feet from his automobile when late Tuesday, he failed to make the curve on Hwy 48 leading to Tishomingo at the north edge of town. Harris was traveling by himself, headed south, and the car was going at a rapid rate of speed. .. The heavy set man was flung from the car and was found several feet south of the automobile. Two Tishomingo folk reported seeing the car about 8 miles north of here and said it was weaving over the road…
MILTON CLARK Drops Dead in Gainesville
MILTON CLARK, former Tishomingo resident and frequent visitor here, died suddenly while operating a linotype machine in Gainesville, Texas, July 10. Mr. Clark was in Gainesville on vacation and was working for the Signal print shop. He was a brother of JAMES CLARK, former editor of a Tishomingo paper.
Mrs. Mary Smith Passes
Wapanucka, July 21:
Mrs. MARY JANE SMITH, age 85, one of the oldest pioneers of the county, died at her home near Wapanucka, Friday night, following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith, born in Tennessee, had lived in Oklahoma more than 50 years. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church in Wapanucka with Rev. BIGGS officiating.
Mrs. Mills Passes
Mrs. SAM MILLS of this community passed away Sunday. She had been in ill health about a year. Funeral services were held Monday at the Baptist church with Rev. J. R. CARTWRIGHT officiating. Mrs. Owens of Coleman led the singing. Interment was in the Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery.
Thursday, July 29, 1937
Stork Partial to Girls; Leaves Five Out of Six Locally
Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT ANDERSON are the proud parents of the boy, while the parents of baby girls are just as proud: Mr. and Mrs. ROY POTTS, Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR BEAVER, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN W. TEEL, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE KING, and Mr. and Mrs. HENRY ARLEN GRANT.
Black Widow Spiders Bite Three Here
Mrs. J. B. WOOD did not see the insect, but Dr. C. O. HARNED, who treated her and advised she enter a hospital, said her reaction was similar to a person suffering from a black widow poison. FRED WALKER, age 18, son of J. W. WALKER, saw the spider in his shoe as he was dressing Sunday at the camp of the family near Tishomingo. He killed the spider and identified it as a black widow. He was also treated by Dr. Harned. Mrs. MARION WINKLER was bitten on the knee as she was preparing for bed Wednesday night. Her husband discovered and killed the black widow spider. Mrs. Winkler was also treated by Dr. Harned.
Snake Bite Kills Mill Creek Boy
EDDIE GARRISON, age 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. BOB GARRISON, died in a Sulphur hospital last Wednesday from a bit several hours previously of a diamond rattlesnake. The youth was walking with his cousin, DUKE CONNERS, picking up wood in a grove about a mile south of the Garrison home, which is 6 miles north of Mill Creek. The two started for the house when the snake bit the youngster on an ankle. The boy threw down the wood and ran the mile to his home, becoming overheated. He was rushed to the hospital but the poison had spread. Funeral services were held at Mill Creek cemetery with Rev. JOHN BROCK, pastor of the Holiness church, officiating. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother PAUL GARRISON, age 18...
Thursday, August 5, 1937
Bromide Man Drops Dead at Home
FED CHASTINE /CHASTAIN, 38 year old employee of the Dolese Bros. rock crusher, dropped dead at his home in Bromide Wednesday afternoon. Death was attributed to leakage of the heart. Mr. Chastine had gone to the chicken house early in the afternoon but his absence from the house had not been noticed and his death came as a complete surprise, when about 6:00, the body was discovered by the small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY CLOWERS, next door neighbors. Chastine had lived in Johnston County practically all of his life. He belonged to the Baptist church and was an outstanding Christian. He is survived by his widow and one son; one brother, STEDD CHASTINE of Olney, and one sister Mrs. BESS BARTON. Funeral arrangements had not been made Thursday morning.
Mrs. Lynn Passes Away at Her Home
Mrs. OTIS LYNN, wife of city school board member, died at her home in Tishomingo Saturday night after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services, conducted by J. J. STOBAUGH, were held Monday at the Church of Christ with special music by a quartet from the Madill Church of Christ. Pallbearers: CHARLES DRAPER, J. D. DUNLAP, CLIVE MURRAY, JIMMY MOORE, FORREST ARMSTRONG, and H. D. WORKMAN. Besides her husband, Mrs. Lynn is survived by three children, ELMORE LYNN, FLOYD LYNN, and DELORIS LYNN; two sisters Mrs. EULA ABSHIER of Shawnee and Mrs. MYRTLE WHITFIELD of Ardmore; and a brother J. T. LAMPTON of California. All survivors except for the brother attended the funeral. Mrs. Lynn became ill about the first of the year but her condition was not regarded as serious until five weeks ago… heart ailment and cancer of the lung. Mrs. Lynn was reared in Oklahoma, living many years in Marshall County. She and Mr. Lynn were married in 1913 and moved to Tishomingo 16 years ago. She was baptized into the Church of Christ at Madill.
LAURA TALKINGTON vs. GUY TALKINGTON, divorce.
Funeral for Palmer Child
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. A. PUCKETT Wednesday at the Bold Springs cemetery for JOE WAYNE PALMER, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. PALMER of Milburn.
Thursday, August 12, 1937
A. A. AYERS/AYRES of Cottonwood community brought the first bale of cotton to Tishomingo Friday. A total of $27.50 in cash and $3.50 in merchandise were subscribed last week by local businessmen to be given as a special premium to the producer bringing in the first bale.
Thursday, August 19, 1937
T. B. PHILLIPS
Funeral services were conducted August 7 by Rev. A. A. PUCKETT for THOMAS BELMONT PHILLIPS, age 74, of Ravia, who died Aug. 6 at an Ada hospital. Rev. M. C. HOLT, pastor of the Ravia church, assisted. Interment was in the Ravia cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. WILEY DIXON of Roff; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. LEX PHILLIPS of Maud; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother LYNN PHILLIPS of Ravia. Mr. Phillips had been a member of the Methodist Church since his early life and was a Sunday school teacher at the church for some time.
Thursday, August 25, 1937
Daughter of Ex-Governor Mosely Dies
Mrs. FLORA GRIFFIN, age 46, died at her home in Ardmore last Friday afternoon. Mrs. Griffin was one of the daughters of PALMER S. MOSELY, who was prominent in the development of this section. MOSLEY was governor(?) of the Five Civilized Tribes for several years and his name is connected with many constructive events in the history of the Indian Territory. Mrs. Griffin is a sister of Mrs. REX SMITH of Tishomingo. Other survivors include a son and a daughter. Funeral services were held at Bromide, where Mrs. Griffin spent most of her life, with Rev. NELSON of the Methodist Church at Clarita officiating.
New Dairy Barn
A new dairy barn, furnished with stalls, space to care for the milk, and cleanliness equipment, is the pride and joy of a Johnston County family, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. COVEY of the Earl community.
Bromide Man Buried
Funeral services were conducted Sunday for J. H. CHAPMAN, age 79, Bromide man who died Saturday morning at his home there. Burial was in the Bromide cemetery. Rev. W. I. LOWE of the Tishomingo First Baptist Church officiated. Survivors include his widow, two daughters and four sons.
Sister of Mrs. Mulligan Is Buried Tuesday
Mrs. ALICE CHAPMAN, age 77, sister of Mrs. SALLIE MULLIGAN of Tishomingo, died Aug. 24 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. JOHN RAPER in Ada. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Nazarene in Ada Tuesday with Rev. CANE, pastor of the church, officiating. Besides her sisters here, she is survived by five children, 21 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Chapman had lived in Tishomingo for the greater part of her life and was well known here.
Young High School Grad Passes Away
LEOTA SEAY, age 17, honor student at Tishomingo high school before her graduation last spring, died at the home of her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. A. SEAY, Friday, of a heart ailment. Funeral services were held Saturday with Rev. W. I. LOWE of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Miss Seay was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LOYD SEAY, who died during her early childhood. Since their deaths, she had been reared by her grandparents. Besides her grandparents, Miss Seay is survived by two uncles, THOMPSON SEAY and NORRIS SEAY; and an aunt, Miss JULIA SEAY, of Hugo.
Thursday, September 16, 1937
Mrs. FLORENCE ESTELLE BOYD, age 61, died at her home here early Saturday night from a paralytic stroke received about nine hours previously. Funeral services were held by Rev. W. I. LOWE at the First Baptist Church here Sunday afternoon. Interment in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Surviving are her husband, C. J. BOYD, son JOHNNIE BOYD of Paris, Texas, and a grandson, JACK BOYD, whom she and her husband reared, and two brothers. Mrs. Boyd was born in Paris, Texas, Sept. 8, 1876 and married her husband in 1896. They moved to Tishomingo in 1906 where they have made their home since that time.
New Trial Granted to JOHN RAAB
Criminal court of appeals granted Johnnie Raab a new trial, convicted two years ago and sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary more than a year ago. Raab was sentenced in connection with the death on Dec. 16, 1935 of CLOUGH WESTER in an automobile accident. Raab was driving a truck which collided with a coupe in which Wester and two companions were riding. Raab is now living in Bryan County, free on bond since his appeal was being made.
Officers of Indian Group Elected
Department officers of the Johnston County Indian Credit Association was organized last Thursday with about 150 people present. Officers elected: RICHARD SMITH, pres., RAY KEMP, vice-pres., ARTHUR ASKEW, sec.; Mrs. THELMA CLARK, director and BEAUDENOT BEAMS, director. There will be $15,000 in federal money available for lending to Indians who can demonstrate their ability to repay the loan.
Thursday, September 22, 1937
JESS MOON of Ardmore, formerly of Milburn, passed away at his home Friday evening. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon with Rev. J. M. RAPER officiating. ELSA WALKER conducted the singing service. The deceased is survived by his father, four brothers, three sisters, several other relatives. His mother was killed in a car wreck about 18 months ago. Interment in the Condon Grove cemetery directed by Chapman funeral home.
Thursday, September 30, 1937
Wapanucka school was closed Monday after physicians at a Shawnee hospital had positively identified the illness of a second grade boy, LARRY SAUTER, at Wapanucka as infantile paralysis. The boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. WAYNE SAUTER, became ill last Friday while at school and was taken to the hospital. T. E. MCDONALD, school superintendent,..said the school will be closed two weeks, at least, and longer if any other cases are reported. Clarita had been closed because of an outbreak there but opened again this week.
Oil Worker ‘Mighty Happy’ that Reports Concerning Him Untrue
Ada, Sept. 30: SAM GADBERRY went about his work as a fireman on the oil lease near Fittstown today, ‘mighty happy’ that reports of his death are untrue. Pontotoc County officials were asked to notify Gadberry’s relatives that he had been killed in an oil field accident. Mrs. Gadberry requested authorities to find the ‘body’ and have it returned to Allen, Okla., for burial. Authorities were informed by telephone that Gadberry was dead, had been killed in a truck collision near Tishomingo. After their search there had been fruitless, they went into the oil fields seeking information. They questioned one man particularly and asked him if he knew Gadberry. ‘I think so,’ he said, ‘I’m Gadberry.’ Officers hunted the person who informed them Gadberry was dead.
Miss HENRY ALMA WEBB Dies
Miss HENRY ALMA WEBB, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. TYLER, who lives ¾ mile southwest of Tishomingo, passed away Friday morning of paralysis. Miss Webb was born Dec. 9, 1900 at Cumberland. When she was six months old, she was stricken with infantile paralysis and from that time was confined to bed. The disease robbed her of her eyesight, her speech and the use of her right arm and leg during her 37 years of life. She was cared for by her mother. Her father, RICHARD WEBB, died the same year she was born. Surviving are her mother, two brothers, J. E. WEBB of Bromide, and W. H. WEBB of Tishomingo; and a niece and a nephew. Mrs. LUCY R. WILDS was at her bedside when she passed away. Funeral services were held at the home with Rev. KIMBROUGHT officiating. Interment in the city cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home.
Thursday, October 7, 1937
Funeral at Fillmore
Funeral services, in charge of the James D. Davis post of the American Legion, was held Monday afternoon at the family home near Fillmore for PITTMAN PETERS, World War veteran, who was killed when struck by an automobile on the highway near Ada Sunday. Rites were read by BYERS COLUMBUS, in both English and Indian tongues, after which the American Legion continued the service, with J. D. DUNLAP, district commander, S. J. WHALEY, district adjutant, and HAL STAMPS, post commander. Pallbearers: HENRY RUTH, JIM DOWDY, FREEMAN KEEL, SIMON PETERS, DICK SMITH and MARION FILLMORE.
CLYDE WRIGHT Best Fiddler
CLYDE WRIGHT, local shoe cobbler, won the district old fiddlers’ contest at Murray College armory last week. By winning first, Wright will get his expenses paid to the state contest in Oklahoma City on Oct. 15. In the 10 district contests, Wright was the only man hailing from this city at which the contest was held who won first. He was accompanied on the guitar by JACK NORTON.
Pontotoc Woman Passes Away
Last rites were held at the Pontotoc church Monday for Mrs. MORTON, age 73, who died at her homer there Sunday. Attending the funeral from Tishomingo were Mrs. VELMA COLE and her father W. W. INGRAM. Surviving are six children, Mrs. WALTER THOMPSON, JOHN MORTON, and SAILS MORTON of Pontotoc, Mrs. MOSSIE SCOTT of Oklahoma City, DEWEY MORTON of Los Angeles, California and BESSIE MITCHELL of Arkansas.
Thursday, October 14, 1937
Postmaster Was Killed by Robbers
The secret of who killed TOM STEWART, Wapanucka postmaster, that has been puzzling county officers since the slaying in December 1934, may be brought to light if the story told by BILL MELTON, Murray County ex-convict, can be proved. CHARLIE GILLIAM, sheriff, said. Melton, who was released from Murray County jail on bond Monday after he had been picked up on a charge of hijacking a Sulphur store, told Gilliam that JACK COBB, who was with Melton in the state penitentiary, admitted the killing. …
Woman Dies of Injuries Received in Accident
Mrs. BUCK ERWIN, who was injured when the truck in which she was riding overturned on the Tishomingo-Milburn road Tuesday, Oct. 12, passed away in an Oklahoma City hospital Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Erwin were moving to Tishomingo from Boswell when the accident occurred. They had planned to make their home here. Besides her husband, Mrs. Erwin is survived by two small children. The body was taken to Boswell for burial.
Mrs. MOLLIE RICH
Mrs. MOLLIE RICH, age 65, for almost 50 years a resident of Mill Creek and community, died at the home of her son, CHARLIE RICH, Tuesday. Funeral services were held at Mill Creek, Wednesday, with interment in the Troy cemetery. Mrs. Rich is survived by two sons, CHARLES RICH of Mill Creek, and JULIAN RICH of California; three daughters, Mrs. EDDIE POLLY and Mrs. ELEM GREENWOOD of California, and Mrs. DOVIE HARDY of Mill Creek. Known as ‘Mother’ Rich, Mrs. Rich was the wife of a pioneer school teacher and was widely known and respected throughout the county.
Mrs. ETTIE MORTON
Mrs. ETTIE MORTON of Pontotoc passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. WALTER THOMPSON. She was 73 years old. She is survived by six children, Mrs. BESSIE CAMPBELL of Siloam Springs, Ark., Mrs. WALTER THOMPSON, JOHN MORTON of Pontotoc, Mrs. MASSIE SCOTT of Oklahoma City, DREWERY MORTON of Los Angeles, California, SALIES MORTON of Pontotoc; one sister Mrs. MATTIE WHITE of Wilson and one brother ELDRIDGE GASAWAY of Wilson. Mrs. Morton was the wife of HARPER MORTON, who died in 1927, an early settler of the Pontotoc community. Funeral services were held at the Pontotoc church with Rev. WESLEY HART of Fittstown officiating. Pallbearers: FLOYD INGRAM of Connerville, HOLSEL POINDEXTER, WELDON HARRIS, MYRLE PANNELL, W. Z. KYLER and JACK MITCHELL all of Pontotoc.
Thursday, October 21, 1937
CLAUDE H. GRAY, age 52, who came to this section almost 40 years ago, passed away last Saturday. Funeral services were held by Rev. W. I. LOWE of the First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. Interment in the Connerville cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Pallbearers were Mrs. Gray’s brothers and included, J. D. FERRIS, WYATT FERRIS, PLEAS FERRIS, ARCHIE FERRIS, SPEAR FERRIS and LEONARD FERRIS. Besides his widow, Gray is survived by six children, Mrs. MONA PROUGHTON of Connerville, Mrs. GWENDOLYN MOORE of Tishomingo, NADA GRAY, WILLIAM T. GRAY, KATE MILDRED GRAY, and MARY JOYCE GRAY of the home; two sisters and one brother. Gray lived in Connerville until two years ago when he moved to Tishomingo. He had been critically ill for several weeks.
Resident of Mannsville Passes Away
Mrs. HATTIE R. WHEELER, age 63, a Mannsville resident since 1992, died Saturday at Ponca City, where she had been visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. JESS WHEELER. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Mannsville Baptist church with Rev. O. L. LOWE officiating. Surviving are three sons, J. V. WHEELER of Ponca city, C. J. WHEELER of Mannsville, and O. T. WHEELER of Houma, La.; five daughters, Mrs. ART TABER of Mannsville, Mrs. COTTON FRASER of Anahuac, Texas; Mrs. MELBA KENNEDY of Beaumont, Texas; Mrs. JOHN BAKER of Bay City, Texas; VIOLA POLLARD of Eastland, Texas; three brothers, WOODY TABOR,WHIT TABOR, and C. W. TABOR, all of Texas; and a sister Mrs. ALBERT DOZIER of Afton, Texas. All but Mrs. Pollard and C. W. Tabor attended the rites. Mrs. Wheeler had been a member of the Baptist church since she was 15 years old and was active in church affairs.
Rites for County Man
Funeral services for M. L. MONCRIEF, age 69, who dropped dead Sunday at Plainview, were held Monday afternoon with Rev. MAYO of Durant officiating, assisted by Rev. M. HUDSON, officiating. Interment in the Wells Valley cemetery directed by Chapman funeral home. Besides his wife, Mr. Moncrief is survived by two sons, three daughters and two sisters. Born in Arkansas, he moved to Indian Territory in his boyhood and lived in this country for many years. He was united with the Missionary Baptist Church at age of 21 and was a charter member of the Plainview Baptist church.
‘Good Samaritan’ Turns out as ‘Firebug’
CLYDE KENSEY, 17 year old resident of Twelve-Mile Prairie, is in the county jail…
JESSE SMITH was granted a divorce from JUANITA SMITH in district court.
Miss MARGERY REUBELL, age 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. REUBELL, of Wapanucka, died early Wednesday after an illness of three months. Funeral services were to be held this afternoon at Shawnee with Rev. W. A. BIGGS of the Wapanucka Methodist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. R. E. L. MORGAN of Shawnee. Besides her parents, Miss Reubell is survived by three brothers and one sister.
Criminal Docket Set
Three cases, two of which the defendants are charged with first degree murder, comprise the district court criminal docket. .. The trial of W. A MOORE, charged with the shotgun slaying of his neighbor, LUTHER MCLAUGHLIN, on a road near the latter’s home, is set for Nov. 15. Moore was tried last may but the case was declared a mistrial when five of the jurors voted for acquittal and seven for conviction. SOL STALLINGS is charged with murder because of the death of two men who were riding in his pickup with 11 others when the vehicle overturned on Hwy 48 near Pontotoc. … The third case is JESS WOLFE, charged with cruelty to animals.
ALGAE MAE STRONG vs. FRANCIS STRONG, divorce.
Thursday, October 28, 1937
W. F. PERRY Killed
W. F. Perry, age 28, of Littlefield, Texas, was killed in an accident near Baring, Missouri, Tuesday, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. O. PERRY of Tishomingo were informed. The young man had been doing tank construction work. Funeral services will be held at a cemetery near Ringling. Besides his wife, he is survived by his wife and a stepson. There is some anxiety by Mr. Perry over the whereabouts of another son, DAN PERRY, former Tishomingo high school football star, who left October 4, planning to join his brother in Illinois. He rode to the Ardmore post office, declaring he intended to hitchhike part of the way to Illinois. Since he and had not been heard from, and his brother had been searching for him before the fatal accident occurred.
City Man’s Cousin Slain
K. V. COGDILL, age 70, deputy sheriff, was fatally beaten near a Grenville, New Mexico, dance hall early Sunday. His cousin, GRADY COGDILL, local barber and former county jailer, has been informed.
Thursday, November 4, 1937
Sister of City Folk Passes
Mrs. DAN EDWARDS of Ardmore, sister of Mrs. W. A. MILLER and Mrs. G. W. CHENOWTH of Tishomingo, died at her home in Ardmore last Thursday night. Funeral services were held at Ardmore Sunday with interment in the Tishomingo cemetery. Pallbearers: L. H. MICKLE, C. A. MCCALL, HUGH HUTCHENS, H. R. MCCALL from Tishomingo. Mrs. Edwards was a resident of Tishomingo for years.
W. M. LUCAS and associates bought 320 acres southwest of town occupied by T. B. FRENCH.
Durant Man Dies in Wapanucka
Wapanucka by WALTER DUNN
Friday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. ROGERS of Durant arrived to visit their daughter Mrs. ROY HILBURN and family. Sunday morning Mr. Rogers arose in the best of health, romped with the children and ate a hearty breakfast. In short time he complained of feeling badly. A physician was called but was unable to relieve the pain and in a half-hour he passed away from a stroke of apoplexy. The remains were taken to his home in Durant from which place, services were held Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers had been married 52 years. Besides his wife and ten children, there are other relatives.
Mrs. O. R. NANCY Injured
Mrs. O. R. NANCE, living in the suburbs of Oklahoma City, Thursday after dark, started the highway to the home of a neighbor, and was knocked down by a truck. She was rushed to a hospital, both legs and one arm broken…recovery doubtful. Mrs. Nance and her sisters living in Ada and two other ladies were in an auto wreck in April 1936, all were more or less injured. BEN F. PAYNE of Wapanucka is a brother of Mrs. Nance and went there to be with her.
Thursday, November 11, 1937
Milburn Child Diphtheria Victim
JIMMIE WAYNE KREGER, age 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. PAUL KREGER of Milburn, died in a Sherman hospital Wednesday night, cause of death was diphtheria. Funeral services were held at the home of the child’s parents in Milburn Friday with interment in a Durant hospital arranged by Chapman funeral home. Rev. W. I. LOWE of the Tishomingo First Baptist Church officiated. The child is survived by his parents.
B. E. CUMBIE/CUMBY of Los Angeles, California, visited here with his sister, Mrs. MOLLIE ALEXANDER and his brother CHARLIE CUMBIE. They had not seen each other for 38 years.
Thursday, November 18, 1937
Mrs. JIM HALLMARK died Monday, Nov. 15. She was 64 years old and the doctor reported that she had cancer of the stomach.
Thursday, December 2, 1937
Ada Woman Killed in Car Accident
Mrs. J. C. MCCULLUM, age 30, died in an Ada hospital an hour after an automobile accident north of Troy last Friday with four other persons, including JOE BAILEY COBB of Mill Creek and J. D. GASTINEAU of Ravia were injured. Mrs. McCullum was riding with her husband, who until recently was a salesman for the Ada Milling Co. in a new Plymouth sedan en route to Ada from Texas to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. On the curve north of Troy, a tire on the McCullum car blew out and crashed into the 1937 pickup driven by COBB. Other passengers in the McCullum was a 17 year old youth who was critically injured and McCullum’s young daughter who escaped injury. McCullum was badly hurt. Cobb and Gastineau escaped with bruises and minor cuts.
Mrs. JANIE SMITH
Mrs. JANIE SMITH, age 73, resident of Johnston County since 1901, passed away at her home here Sunday. She had been in ill health for several months but her condition was regarded as critical only for the week preceding her death. Funeral services were held at Troy Monday with Rev. JOHN BROCK of Troy officiating. Pallbearers: BOOTS ROAN, GEORGE VANNOY, WARD SCOTT, ERNEST BRAWLEY, EUEL MOORE and J. S. BALLARD. Mrs. Smith was born July 28, 1864 in Tarrant County, Texas. She had lived in Oklahoma since 1896 and in Johnston County since 1901. She was a member of the Baptist Church for many years. Surviving are three sons, GREEN SMITH of Hickory, CLINT SMITH of Reagan and TOM SMITH of Tishomingo; 14 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Two sons, OAK SMITH and CARL SMITH, well known in Tishomingo, preceded her in death. Four of her grandchildren were reared in or near Tishomingo: Mrs. T. J. PARKEY, CHARLES SMITH, OTIS SMITH, and Mrs. JACK GILLIAM.
COTTON MARSHALL, son of Mr. and Mrs. CAL MARSHALL, is in the Tishomingo hospital with a broken leg and dislocated ankle as the results of a fall from a tree this week.
T. P. HESTER of Ravia is in the Tishomingo hospital in serious condition resulting from a scaffold where he was carpentering. Hester landed on a sawhorse and broke his pelvis.
Thursday, December 9, 1937
F. M. JONES
F. M. Jones, age 77, one of Johnston County’s pioneer settlers, died in an Oklahoma City hospital last Monday. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Sulphur with interment there, arranged by Chapman funeral home. Pallbearers: WALTER K. JONES of Oklahoma City, JACK NOWLIN of Sulphur, W. E. HILL of Sulphur, W. T. DRAIN of Coleman and K. A. DRAIN of Ardmore. Surviving are five sons and one daughter: R. M. JONES, ROY D. JONES both of Oklahoma City, A. L. JONES of San Antonio, JESSE F. JONES and W.A . JONES both of Coleman and Mrs. H. N. MORGAN of McAlister. Mr. Jones came with his parents to Indian Territory, settling at Coleman, 66 years ago. He lived there until 19 years ago when, because of bad health of himself and his wife, they moved to Sulphur. His wife preceded him in death 5 years ago. Until recent years. Mr. Jones was an active landowner and stockman, well known. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 30 years.
Divorces granted: S. E. CUMMINGS, a Ravia physician, from Mrs. CUMMINGS; LAURA LOVE, colored, from ELMER LOVE; IVERNA GIBSON, divorce and custody of two children from CARL GIBSON; OPHA MAE DODD from ARLISS DODD; HENRY BARDNIN divorce and custody of one child from NELLIE BARDEN.
Thursday, December 16, 1937
Wapanucka by Walter Dunn
Mrs. Wolverton Passes Away
(cut off)… Mrs. Wolverton was laid to rest in Ardmore beside her husband who preceded her in death several years ago. Chapman funeral home of Tishomingo had charge of the funeral.
Wm. M. Hooper Dies
WILLIAM MONORE HOOPER died December 6 at his home after a lingering illness. He was born in Calloway County, Kentucky in 1856 and married SURLINDA JANE FURGUSON/FERGERSON May 18, 1884. To their union nine children were born, three girls and six boys, two of the daughters preceded him in death. Mr. Hooper and his family came to Wapanucka 28 years ago and during this time, he was pastor of several Baptist churches in nearby towns. He is survived by his wife, six sons, RAY, JAMES. W., WILLIAM P., LLOYD, BOBEL, and TREAMAN; and daughter Mrs. FANNIN. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Baptist church with Rev. MUGG officiating, assisted by Rev. RICHARDSON and Rev. CARTWRIGHT of Wapanucka, and Rev. BULLMAN of Mill Creek. Interment was in the Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery.
The Nida Sunshine Club enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner in the home of the president, Mrs. ANNIE SHARP. Attending: Mesdames TOM ROBINSON, GLADYS MARTIN, OPAL JOHNSTON, KATE HENDRIX, RICHARDSON, KATHRYN GOETTINGS, RUBY BALLARD, JANICE ROBINSON, MILDRED STALLINGS, DIXIE PARISH, ALLEN DAVIS, CECIL HENDRIX and JIM HENDRIX. Guest were BUCK SHARP, TOM ROBINSON, BILL MARTIN, ELIZA JOHNSON, MOTE HENDRIX, ROY RICHARDSON, AUSTIN GOETTINGS, JIM HENDRIX, BEN BALLARD, JULIAN ROBINSON, HOMER STALLINGS, C. D. PARISH, CECIL HENDRIX, Mr. and Mrs. G. FOWLER of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. HAMILTON of Tishomingo and Mrs. Richardson of Bee.
Thursday, December 23, 1937
Milburn Youth Dies in Camp
VERSAL GANN, age 24, son of Mrs. VIOLA GANN of Milburn, died in a CCC camp at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Sulphur more than a year ago in which ROY OWEN was killed. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with Rev. BRADFORD officiating, assisted by Rev. W. I. LOWE. Interment was arranged by Chapman funeral home. The young man is survived by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Mrs. MARY UNDERWOOD, age 84, of Mannsville died at her home there Saturday. Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon with Rev. W. I. LOWE of the Tishomingo First Baptist Church officiating, arranged by Chapman funeral home. Mrs. Underwood is survived by a daughter Mrs. FLORENCE YOUNG of Mannsville.
At the hospital:
MOZELLE SMITH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CLINT SMITH of Tishomingo, was released after surgery for abscesses in both ears, in hospital for 5 days. MEREDITH BAILEY of Reagan underwent a throat surgery. T. B. HESTER of Ravia was released after three weeks of treatment. JUANITA JAMES of Pontotoc was released after treatment for food poisoning. Mrs. COVEY JOHNSON will be returned home Friday after a major operation last week.
Thursday, December 30, 1937
C. A. WHEELER, who has been construction foreman for the Murray barn project, was transferred to Hennepin where he will take charge of a construction gang building a stone school house.
100 Year Old Negro Passes
PHILLIP JACKSON, 100 year old negro, who was born and reared in Johnston County, died last Tuesday at his home here. Surviving are his wife and children; a brother who is 90 years old, and an adopted son.
Mrs. MARY DAVENPORT, age 62, died at her home in Fort Worth Monday. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church here Wednesday with interment in the Connerville cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. An aunt of BON and WALTER EASTERLING, Mrs. Davenport had lived in Connerville for many years.
Marriage license issued to DUNN DURRETT, age 67, of McKinney, Texas, and A. M. MCFARLING, age 56 of McKinney, Texas.