The Tishomingo Capital-Democrat
Thursday, January 6, 1938
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Emet for WILLIAM BREEDEN, age 79, formerly of Tennessee, who moved to Emet 41 years ago. Services were in charge of Rev. J. W. ARCHER of the Emet Baptist church, assisted by Rev. W. I. LOWE of the Tishomingo First Baptist Church. Interment was arranged by Chapman funeral home. Surviving are three sons, S. E. BREEDEN, I. E. BREEDEN, and W. E. BREEDEN, all of Emet. WILLIAM BREEDEN was born in 1858 in Tennessee and married in 1881 to MOLLIE RAPER. In 1884 the family moved to Texas where they lived until moving to Emet 41 years ago.
Former County Resident Dies
Wapanucka by WALTER DUNN
Message was received last week by Mrs. AMELIA MURPHY and Mrs. NAOMI CALLAHAN announcing the death of their father, L. C. H. BALL, at Bowment, Idaho. Mr. Ball was born at Ten Miles, Tennessee, Nov. 12, 1860. When a young man, he moved to Boggy Depot, I. T. On Feb. 14, 1883, he married Miss SUSANNA CHRISTINA and resided at Boggy Deport, Lehigh and Emet until 1898, moving to Wapanucka before any railroad was here. He took an active part in building the town. As a contractor, he built several of the churches, the Harris Hotel, and a number of business houses and residences. He left here in 1916 moving to Clarita, then to Indianola. In 1920 he moved to Bowment, Idaho and lived there since. He leaves six daughters, Mrs. AMELIA MURPHY and Mrs. NAOMI CALLAHAN of Wapanucka, Mrs. J. E. CLARK of Coalgate, Mrs. METHA PAULLAS of Springdale, Washington; Mrs. CARRIE CHESTER of New Franklin, Missouri, and Miss ADA BALL of Nampa, Idaho; one son, WILLIAM J. BALL of San Francisco, California; one brother, E. J. BALL of Wapanucka; and several friends. His wife preceded him in death in April 10, 1928; a daughter Mrs. JUANITA HARRIS died in 1934.
Miss JUNE STOUERS and WALTER WILLIS, both of Wapanucka, were quietly married in the presence of a few friends by Rev. MILLER, a Baptist minister at Durant, Dec. 27. She is the daughter of Mrs. EMMA STOUERS of Achille where she was educated. She is presently the music teacher here. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIS of Hugo and is school band director.
Mrs. Sutlewhite(?), Miss LEONA and Miss NEONA COUTHERN visited their sister Mrs. ARTHUR MONTGOMERY and brother JOHN COUTHERN.
BEN JONES and family, who were called here a few weeks ago by the death of his father, BERRY JONES, returned to their home in Elidia, California.
Mr. and Mrs. BEN F. PAYNE and Mrs. EDMOND PAYNE were in Ardmore.
Thursday, January 13, 1938
HUNTER DAVIS, age 67, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. L. HAMILTON, early Monday after an illness of almost two years. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Roff, former home of Mr. Davis. He and Mrs. Davis moved to Tishomingo only a short time ago. Surviving are his widow; eight sons, JACK DAVIS of Purcell; CLARENCE DAVIS of Wynnewood, OTIS DAVIS, LESTER DAVIS, both of Oklahoma City, WOODROW DAVIS, J. C. DAVIS both of Tishomingo, OSCAR DAVISof Oklahoma City, JOE DAVIS of Ada; daughters Mrs. W. L. HAMILTON, Mrs. A. L. BROWN of Oklahoma City, Mrs. HASKELL TAYLOR of Fort Worth; a sister Mrs. LIDA ROCHI of Los Angeles, California, and a brother NICK DAVIS of Atchison, Kansas.
Kramer Pierce, age 47, Milburn lumber and hardware dealer, died suddenly Tuesday morning. At the time of his death, he was filling his capacity as judge of the election board in the Milburn precinct at the special election to determine if Johnston County would vote a $45,000 bond issue to build a new courthouse. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Milburn with Rev. FRED A.TUCKER of Tishomingo First Methodist Church officiating. Interment was directed by Chapman funeral home. Mr. Pierce is survived by his mother of Milburn. He was born in West Virginia, coming to Johnston County several years ago, locating in Milburn. He was prominent in Republican politics and was a party leader in the county. Pierce attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball, baseball and track. He played professional ball with Little Rock in the Southern Association, but his career ended when he broke his leg and the bones failed to knit back properly.
J. C. KEMP, age 81, died Wednesday at a Lawton hospital. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at Tishomingo, Friday, with Rev. FRED A.TUCKER officiating.
The farm home of LOT DAVIS, five miles east of Mill Creek, was destroyed by fire.
JIM BAILEY of Reagan is in the Tishomingo hospital seriously injured as the result of accident. Bailey had tied up a cow, preparatory to milking her and when he steeped away to get to some feed, she gored him.
LENA SANDERS vs. WELDON SANDERS, divorce.
ELIZABETH CHANCE vs. LAWRENCE CHANCE, divorce.
Elder FRANK WHARTON and family have located here. He is a Freewill Baptist minister.
JAMES WOLFE just completed a small house east of town. Mrs. FAIRCHILD and son CHUB moved into it.
JOE WATSON is slowly recovering from his illness.
Mrs. DUBREY called on Mrs. CARRIE PITTSEN Sunday.
Mrs. MITCHELL and Mr. and Mrs. CANNON CATON and little daughter visited the JAMES WOLFE home.
Mr. and Mrs. BOBBY MILLER of Roff had business here.
ELMER GASSOWAY/GASSAWAY and family moved to the Phillips house.
Mrs. FRANK WHARTON was ill.
Mr. GOLIGHTLY and family moved to Reagan
The CHARLES TOLBERT family visited Mrs. NELLIE TOLBERT.
Rev. PITMAN filled his regular appointment here.
LESLIE ROE is building a new house at Reagan.
A. T. CARAWAY visited Mr. HOLMES.
HOWARD SMITH, EASER and RUFUS REED, and JIMMIE LEE and JERRY JOHN ELLIOTT visited the CARAWAY home.
Mrs. PEARL MOORE returned home to Walters.
BERT BEAVERS’ home burned several days ago.
Uncle WILL VINEYARD is home after visiting in Texas.
Mrs. NONA CARAWAY was rushed to Sulphur with two severe teeth which were removed by Dr. SHAMEL.
Thursday, January 20, 1938
J. C. Kemp
J. C. KEMP, pioneer settler of Johnston County, died in a Lawton hospital last Wednesday at age 81. Mr. Kemp was born June 17, 1857 near Kemp, Panola County, Indian Territory, son of JOEL and ABAGAIL KEMP. He was married to ELIZABETH MINERA PERRY in 1879 and ten children were born to this union, three of whom died in infancy. Surviving are four sons, ELI C. KEMP of Talihina, RAYMOND H. KEMP of Tishomingo, J. E. KEMP of Mead, JOEL L. KEMP of Ardmore; three daughters, Mrs. J. S MAYTUBBY of Clarita, Mrs. T. C. MILLER of Tishomingo, and Mrs. J. N. CHAPMAN of Glendale, California; and one sister Mrs. FANNIE WEST of Durant. Early in life, Mr. Kemp united with the Methodist Church at Eccan Springs, near Colbert. He was one of the pioneer founders of the Methodist church at Tishomingo. He was superintendent of the Harley Institute from 1892 to 1898 and spent the remainder of his life in this vicinity. Funeral services were held Friday at the First Methodist Church here with Rev. FRED A. TUCKER, pastor, officiating. Interment was arranged by Chapman funeral home.
Thursday, January 27, 1938
W. A. MILLER
W. A. Miller, age 70, prominent Tishomingo insurance man and active in business here since 1909, died in an Ardmore hospital of an heart ailment Tuesday morning. He had been ill for two months. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church here Friday afternoon with Rev. W. I. LOWE, pastor, and Rev. JOHN J. STOBAUGH officiating. Arrangements made by Chapman funeral home. Mr. Miller is survived by his widow; a son HARRISON MILLER of Hondo, Texas; two grandchildren, ROBERT and HAROLD; and a brother HOMER MILLER of Ada. Mr. Miller engaged in several types of business during his residence in Tishomingo, but in recent years was in the insurance and real estate business. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
JUANITA HUDSON, waitress at JIM PARKS’ café, was taken to a Sherman, Texas, hospital Sunday where she was operated on for appendicitis.
Victim of Pneumonia
KENNETH TERRY KING, 16 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. BONE KING, died early Friday night of pneumonia after an illness of only a few hours. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church with Rev. FRED A. TUCKER and Rev. W. I. LOWE officiating. Interment in the city cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Besides his parents, the child is survived by a small sister, DELOIS KING; his grandmother Mrs. VIRGIL LEE, two uncles, HAROLD and BILLIE KING; and his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. D. H. MCCURRY of Wapanucka.
Funeral services were held in Loco for FRANK HATCH, who died Sunday at the home of his son-in-law, GEROGE LATHAM, 3 ½ miles south of Madi’’(Madill?).
Mrs. ED EDWARDS, who moved from Johnston County to west Texas about 10 years ago, burned to death recently when her clothing caught fire while she was busy in her home.
Passes Away in Colorado
RUFUS HILL, age 42, died Sunday in Villa Green, Colorado, where he had been teaching school. His death came after a very short illness. Surviving are two children; four sisters, Mrs. RANNIE FULLER of Tishomingo, Mrs. O. S. WATLEY of Emet; Mrs. LEE WATLEY of Emet; Mrs. WILSON SCHICOTE of Egypt; and two brothers, JOE HILL and BEN HILL. Hill had been teaching at Villa Green for several years, but spent his summer vacations in Johnston County. His body was shipped here for burial. Funeral services were to be held at Bee this afternoon with J. J. STOBAUGH in charge.
Funeral services were held Tuesday for Mr. JOHNSON of Fittstown. He was the father of Mrs. LEON HARPER of Tishomingo.
Five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. KELLER is reported ill with flu.
Card of thanks. Signed by Mrs. J. C. PIERCE of Milburn.
Pioneer Passes Away
Rev. THOMAS QUAID passed away Jan. 20 at the home of his daughter Mrs. J. O. SKILLERN of Milburn. He had been ill for several weeks. Grandfather Quaid was born in Russ County, Texas in 1859. He married Mrs. ANN CHISUM 57 years and he and his family came to Johnston County from Texas about 48 years ago. Surviving are his wife; eight children, L. H. QUAID of Achille, T. D. D. QUAID of Phillips University at Enid; S. W. QUAID of Tishomingo, J. W. QUAID of Sasakwa; Mrs. W. Z. NEWGENT/NUGENT of Milburn, Mrs. W. E. JARNIGAN/JERNIGAN of Hugo, Mrs. W. D. RHEA of Milburn and Mrs. J. O. SKILLERN of Milburn; Mr. Quaid became a Christian at age of 19 and united with the Methodist Church. A few years later, he entered the ministry and preached among pioneer settlers and Indians of the county more than 40 years. His gentle counsel and his presence will be missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and his many friends.
Former County Woman Dies
Wapanucka by WALTER DUNN
Mrs. ANNE MCCLAIN, former resident of this place, died at her home of her daughter, Mrs. STANLEY DARNEL/DARNELL in Durant, Jan. 14. Mrs. McClain was born in Fannin County, Texas, Sept. 6, 1885. She was the mother of 11 children, nine of whom survive. They include three daughters, Mrs. DARNEL, Mrs. ALBERT LOWER of Fort Worth; Mrs. ELMER BATES of Wapanucka; six sons, TRAVISof Wasco, Cal., CLIFFORD of Fort Worth, Texas; SAM of Denison, Texas, ROBERT, WILLIE and EUGENE MCCLAIN of Durant; All were at the bedside of their mother when death came except for Travis who was unable to attend.
Miss GRACE HOOD and WALTER TAYLOR were married at Wapanucka Saturday by Rev. DALLAS JOHNSON of the Methodist Church. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. HOOD residing southeast of town. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. TAYLOR of Ryan. They will live in Wapanucka.
Thursday, February 3, 1938
Ravia Man Passes Away
Dr. S. E. CUMMINGS, well known Ravia physician, died in an Ardmore hospital early Thursday of injuries received in an automobile accident near Ravia Monday night. Funeral services were to be Thursday afternoon at Ravia. Mrs. WALTER CUMMINGS, a relative of the Dr. Cummings, was driving the car, and was injured.
S. W. WELLS, son-in-law of BOB NEWMAN, died Friday afternoon of heart trouble in Oklahoma City. He was head of Jones Pipeline Co. of Seminole. His wife was formerly MILDRED NEWMAN of Tishomingo. Besides his widow, he is survived by three children, HAL, HALGEAN, and JACK. Funeral services were held in Oklahoma City Monday.
Pneumonia Fatal to Bob Lytton
T. W. ‘BOB’ LYTTON, age about 80, died after a short illness in Wichita Falls, Texas, last Saturday, Jan. 29. He had taken the flu which developed into pneumonia. A brother-in-law of J. C. BENNETT, Tishomingo postmaster, Lytton was well known in Johnston County although he had been away the past 15 years. He was one of the very early settlers in this community and established the first store and post office at Reagan in 1897. Funeral services were held at Troy, Monday afternoon, with burial in the Troy cemetery. His immediate survivors include his widow and three daughters.
Pioneer of Milburn
GEORGE WASHINGTON, age 64, pioneer Indian citizen of Milburn, died Saturday afternoon at Ryan, of pneumonia after an illness of nine days. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church at Milburn Monday with W. M. FLY, superintendent of the school, officiating. KENNETH CLARK, county attorney of Johnston County, delivered a brief eulogy. Arrangements were made by Grantham funeral home of Ryan, Okla. Mrs. Washington is survived by his wife; two daughters Mrs. E. L. NICHOLS of Burkburnett, Texas and Mrs. ORBIE WILLARD of Ryan, Okla.; three sons, OSLER, MAYNARD and HERMAN all of Johnston County. Mr. Washington was a graduate of Chickasaw Academy, alter known as Harley Institute, a school for Chickasaw boys located at Tishomingo. He served as judge of the tribal courts at Tishomingo during the Chickasaw tribal government. He was engaged in farming and stock raising near Milburn for the last 40 years. His beautiful county home, 2 miles southeast of Milburn, for a quarter of a century, attracted the young people of the community, who loved him and called him Uncle George. Mr. Washington was never too absorbed in his own business interests to help promote anything for the betterment of the town and community. He served on the board of education at Milburn for years and his name is on the cornerstone of the high school building, placed there against his wishes by friends, will be a monument to his interest in his community. .. “GEORGE WASHINGTON was a man who was never too busy to come to the aid of his neighbors and he never heard had an axe to grind.”
City residence belonging to Mrs. M. W. ODELL, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR LONG and family, was damaged less than $10 early Monday when a blaze that started from a heating stove was quietly extinguished.
ELZIE TURNER of Tishomingo and ALVA OWENSBY entered pleas of guilty to whiskey charges.
FREEMAN KEEL vs. NORA H. KEEL, divorce.
Card of thanks from the family of W. A. MILLER: Signed by Mrs. PEARL MILLER; W. H. MILLER and family, ROBERT MILLER and family.
Wapanucka by Walter Dunn
Mrs. EDMOND PAYNE went to Eufaula Sunday to attend the funeral of her aunt Mrs. YARBOROUGH.
GLEN SMITH, high school inspector, visited the schools throughout the county during the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. PETER L. RICHTER visited the P. W. WILLIAMS family at Mannsville.
The Coleman high school boys and girls’ basketball teams played the Mannsville teams. MARY ALICE CHANEY was the high point scorer for the girls.
Mrs. MYRTLE TIPPIT visited her sister Mrs. P. W. WILLIAMS at Mannsville.
OPAL NELSON is the bride of LEONARD T. TROUTMAN, married last Saturday in the home of Rev. LAWSON. Opal is a senior at the high school.
DAILY MCDANIEL gave a farewell party last Saturday. The McDaniel family are moving to a farm near the Wilson school in Atoka County.
THELMAN MILES, negro, waived preliminary hearing to assault with intent to kill… Miles is charged in the Jan. 22 knifing in which CHARLEY JAMES, local negro, was seriously cut with a razor…
Thursday, February 10, 1938
GEORGE A. VANNOY, former district WPA supervisor and state political leader of prominence, died suddenly at his home here Friday morning, critically ill only a few moments. Funeral services were held at the Murray armory Sunday afternoon with Rev. HORACE CASEY of the Ardmore First Presbyterian Church officiating, assisted by Rev. FRED. A. TUCKER of the Tishomingo First Methodist Church. Mr. Vannoy / Van Noy is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. LAJOY VANNOY FUSSELL and Miss SUE VANNOY and a brother J. W. VAN NOY of Dodd City, Texas. A native of Dodd City, Texas, where he was born Aug. 6, 1882, Mr. Van Noy had been a citizen of Tishomingo since 1906. Shortly after moving here, he married Miss SUE HUTCHENS. During his residence here, he had been identified with public life in Tishomingo and Oklahoma. He was instrumental in organization of city civic groups, a member of the Presbyterian Church and served four years on the Tishomingo city council.
Soldier Asks Aid
There’s a soldier boy, barely 20 years old, in the guardhouse at Fort Bliss, Texas, who may be a relative of yours. He doesn’t know who he is. For years, he thought his name was LARRY QUINTON KELLY. He thought his father was SAM KELLY with whom he lived. Then Kelly told him that his parents were dead; that he was born at Mill Creek, Oklahoma, and his parents were killed in a car wreck. Larry Kelly joined the Army and another soldier recently told him that he had seen his comrade’s mother working in a cheap dance hall. Kelly violently resented this remark and after the ensuing fight, left the reservation for fear of the consequences of his act. He turned in recently, faced trial and is now serving his sentence for desertion. FOUNTAIN BROWER, home service chairman of the American Red Cross, received the following letter from A. D. MUDD, Red Cross worker at Fort Bliss: “LARRY Q. KELLY, who is now serving a sentence for desertion, has appealed to the Red Cross for aid in establishing his identity. The man tells us that he made his home for years with SAM KELLY of Cochran, Texas, and that when he left for the Army, Mr. Kelly told him that he was not his real father and that his real father and mother were dead…. He was born in Mill Creek, Oklahoma on Oct. 3, 1918. .. His parents died of an automobile accident as they were rushing to the hospital in Mill Creek immediately after his birth. His father was killed outright in the crash, but his mother lived only a few hours after giving birth to him…” Written records are scarce in this county but old timers around Mill Creek may remember if such an accident occurred in 1918. ..
Aged Pioneer of Bromide
Mrs. MIRIA JOHNSON, age 87, of Bromide died Saturday, Jan. 29. Funeral services were held the next day with interment in the Ball cemetery. Mrs. Johnson was the widow of ‘UNCLE BUD’ JOHNSON, widely known in earlier years. She had lived in the Bromide community all of her life.
Gilliam Resigns as Sheriff
CHARLIE GILLIAM, Johnston County sheriff the past 13 ½ months, field his resignation with the county board of commissioners. He will accept a position with the state school land department, the job he resigned to become a candidate for sheriff before the last county election.
Mrs. ELBA HOLLOWAY’S father, Mr. ARMSTRONG, passed away last Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held at the Troy school house Thursday afternoon. The pastor of the First Christian Church of Sulphur officiated. Mr. Armstrong had lived here and at Mill Creek for many years.
MORA WHITTLE vs. OPAL WHITTLE, divorce.
RUBY BABER vs. RAY BABER, divorce.
Class of 1918
There were eight members of the class of 1918 and all were accounted for except two. One member, MAMIE KINGSBERRY, passed away in 1918, same year of graduation, and buried in the Tishomingo cemetery. GUSSIE WHITE, daughter of Major White, who is a jeweler in Tishomingo, is now married and living in California. INEZ SWINK is now teaching school at Haworth. CLYDE MOWDY is teaching at a school near Coalgate. ABIJAH COLBERT is living in Ada where he gives piano lessons and tunes pianos. PAUL ELLIS is married and farms near Tishomingo. The other members, unaccounted for, are: BUFORD COLEMAN and BERLE FRENCH.
Johnston County has 943 persons totally unemployed and who want to work; 651 employed in federal emergency projects; and 591 who are partly employed.
Dr. Seth E. Cummings
Funeral services for Dr. SETH EDGAR CUMMINGS, age 69, pioneer Ravia physician who died in an Ardmore hospital Thursday morning, were held at the Church of Christ in Ravia Thursday afternoon. Dr. Cummings died of injuries received in a wreck at Ravia Tuesday. Following the accident, he was taken to Ardmore for treatment. Dr. Cummings is father of Edgar Cummings, principal of the Shay school in southern Marshall County. Singers at the final rites included a male quartet from the Shay school. W. H. FIKE, minister, conducted the services. Surviving are his wife, son Edgar Cummings, daughter Mrs. G. T. MAYBERRY of Lawton. Pallbearers: TJ. F. PATE, D. K. HATHORNE, JACK DARRELL, J. W. SAYLORS, W. M. MOORE and LEE PARKER. The physician had practiced in Ravia about 43 years and was well known. He was a former Johnston County commissioner.
J. H. MAY
J. H. MAY, age 70, pioneer farmer of the Mannsville community, died at his home in Mannsville Wednesday. A successful farmer, he had been well known and well liked by his associates.
Thursday, February 17, 1938
Board of county commissioners appointed L. W. ‘RIP’ HAMILTON to succeed Charlie Gilliam as county sheriff. Hamilton, long a resident of the county, living in the eastern part on Twelve-Mile Prairie, most of his life. WALTER THOMPSON of Pontotoc was selected to be the jailor.
Milburn Man Shot During Family Quarrel
Family quarrel at the home of BEN PALMER, 40 year old farmer living four miles north of Palmer, ended in a shooting Monday night that sent LEE WALLACE, age 27, Palmer’s son-in-law, to the hospital with a bullet wound in his shoulder…
A divorce was granted to RUBY BABER vs. ROY BABER.
While several companions watched helplessly Wednesday morning, flood waters of the Washita River took the life of GRADY WHITE, age 28, head of the cattle department of the Washita Farms. Early Wednesday, White and five assistants went to the river bottoms to drive in some cattle that were stranded by rising waters. He attempted to make a short cut across a lake formed by the water, but the young horse he was riding refused to swim when the water got deep. He left his horse and attempted to swim out but his heavy clothing pulled under the water. Those who accompanied him: MACK MCLAUGHLIN, R. E. REED, T. L. GRUNDY, CURTIS SPENCER, and FRANK ROSSELL. Friends searched for White’s body but it was five hours later before it was recovered,a great distance from where it went down. Funeral services were to be held Thursday at the Baptist Church with Rev. W. I. LOWE officiating. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery. White was reared in Johnston County, son of Mr. and Mrs. MITT WHITE. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife and three small children, BOB, age 7; WARREN age 5, and BILLIE almost 2; and one sister Mrs. CALVIN COKER.
Mother of Café Owner
Mrs. EMMA GORDON, age 66, mother of RUFUS GORDON, owner of the Pullian Café, died at her home in Caddo last Saturday. Mrs. Gordon was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Oct. 16, 1871. She was the mother of 14 children, 12 of whom survive. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include six sons, six daughters, 24 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday with Rev. THOMAS EDMOND officiating. All children except one were present for the last rites. Mrs. Gordon had lived in Caddo for the past 29 years.
Card of thanks from the family of W. J. ARMSTRONG. Signed: Mr. and Mrs. R. T. HOLLOWAY; RAYMOND HOLLOWAY; ELBA HOLLOWAY; Mr. and Mrs. DENZIL JENKINS, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. ARMSTRONG and family; Mr. and Mrs. H. L. ARMSTRONG and family.
B. N. HIGGINBOTTHAM passed away at his home near Coleman Monday night. He had been a member of the community for many years.
Wapanucka by Walter Dunn
Mrs. N. R. WILLIAMSON died at her home here last Thursday after an illness of only eight days. Before her marriage, Mrs. Williamson was LAURA MORRISON, born at Melissa, Texas, Jan. 9, 1859. In 1882 she married W. H. BROWN. To this union eight children were born, six surviving. She was left a widow in March 25,1910. In 1919 she married N. R. WILLIAMSON. In 1929, she was again left a widow. Mrs. Williamson united with the church when very young. To mourn her passing she leaves six children, 34 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the residence Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. PALLAS JOHNSON of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. J. R. CARTWRIGHT. The remains were laid to rest in the Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery.
CHARLES, son of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES RICHARDSON of Wapanucka, who is a member of the CCC camp at Monument, Colorado, is in the Fitzsimmons hospital at Denver, Colorado.
There are some old fashioned large families in our community: the A. R. SHIPMAN family have two boys and five girls; the A.C. TIPTON family had three boys and three girls; the W. C. DEAN family have three boys and three girls; the R. E. PATTON family has six girls and four boys; the S. T. NELSON family has six boys and two girls; the T. D. SHIPMAN family had four boys and four girls. These large families are to be congratulated.
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER ROBBINS of Purcell visited the JIM MCDANIEL family.
Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST SPRADLING and Miss CHARLEEN/CHARLENE ADDISON of Wapanucka visited his mother Mrs. SPRADLING
JOHN WESLEY CLEMMER is very ill at his home.
Thursday, February 24, 1938
Veteran of World War Passes Away
Funeral services for DOC DAVIS, 42 year old World War veteran who died at the State Veterans Hospital at Sulphur Wednesday after a lingering illness, were held Saturday at Milburn, conducted by Rev. RAPER of Milburn. Burial was in the Condron Grove cemetery. Davis was born in Texas, Jan. 20, 1895 and his early life was lived in that state. He later moved to Oklahoma and enlisted and served with Co. F 111th Engineers in the U. S. Army until the end of the war. He saw service in the Meausse, Argonne, and St. Milhell campaigns with the American Expeditionary Forces. Besides his wife, Mrs. LIZZIE DAVIS, he is survived by one daughter, JUANDA DAVIS; two stepdaughters Mrs. ALLENE HANEY of Berwyn and LORENE BANKS of Sulphur; two brothers, STEVE DAVIS and ED DAVIS of Fillmore; two sisters Mrs. NORA ODELL of Fillmore and Mrs. JESSIE HENSON of Washington, and other relatives.
Egypt Woman Passes Away
Mrs. GEORGIA ALLEN, age 60, wife of MORGAN ALLEN, died early Friday night of pneumonia after an illness of only a few days, at their home near Egypt. Mr. and Mrs. Allen moved from Texas to Oklahoma in 1896 and lived in the same community since, living at their home place for 25 years. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon with Rev. ELLIS of Emet officiating. Interment was at Oak Grove cemetery. Besides her husband, Mrs. Allen is survived by three daughters, Mrs. NORA WARDEN of Milburn, Mrs. JEWEL WARDEN of Coleman and Mrs. LOVIE WHITE of Bromide; one son, ARTHUR ALLEN of Milburn, 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Last Ridge Rites
Final respects for Miss FRANKIE LORENE RIDGE, age 18, who died in an Oklahoma City hospital Monday, were paid in services at Ravia Tuesday morning with JOHN W. PIGG of the Church of Christ conducting. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. RIDGE of Ravia. Burial was in the Ravia cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home.
Justice J. R. ALEXANDER entered the second pair of not guilty pleas to charges growing out of the PETTIJOHN holdup Monday morning. FLOYD LEWIS JORDAN and FRED LLOYD, who were placed in the county jail on the release of ALFRED LEE and HOWARD ADAMS…
Thursday, March 3, 1938
JAMES RITTERS, age 39, a resident of Tishomingo since early childhood, died at the University hospital in Oklahoma City early Monday morning. He was stricken a week earlier with appendicitis. Mr. Ritter was born at McAlester, July 4, 1899. On Feb. 1, 1921, he married Miss THERESA LOPER. He received his education in Tishomingo schools and was engaged in restaurant and automobile sales business. Funeral services were held Tuesday with Rev. W. I. LOWE of the Tishomingo First Baptist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. FRED A. TUCKER and Rev. W. A. HINTON. Interment was in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Besides his wife, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. RALPH SLOBAUGH of Tulsa and one brother CARL RITTER of California.
Mrs. J. D. CHENOWTH
Mrs. J. D. CHENOWTH, age 72, who with her husband has been owner and manager of Devil’s Den park since 1924, died at her home Monday after a week illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Dallas, former home of the Chenowths. Chapman funeral home took the body to Dallas. Besides her husband, Mrs. Chenowth is survived by one son, W. G. CHENOWTH, Tishomingo businessman, one daughter Mrs. H. P. GREENFIELD; one grandson, HENRY GREENFIELD Jr.; one brother BRYANT HARRINGTON of Grapevine, Texas; four adopted children, RICHARD CLEMENTS, SAM CLEMENTS, RICHARD CLEMENTS, and NELLIE FAY CLEMENTS. Last fall marked the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Chenowth.
Mrs. MABEL RAWLS was granted a divorce from CLARENCE RAWLS, county commissioner, in district court. They were married May 2, 1928.
Article about an old site of tumbling pile of rock, decaying wood, and found memory of some teachers and the thousands of people who received their education at the school. During the existence of the school, a large number of teaches and missionaries at different times were from different states … among them was MARY G. GREENLEAF, who died after only a short year of service. Her remains were laid to rest under one of the many large trees, close to the work and building she loved. On her deserted grave is a broken headstone that bears this inscription: MARY GC. GREENLEAF, born Jan. 3, 1800, died Jan. 26, 1857. The land and building were sold a few years ago at public auction to Mr. GILLESPIE, adding to his already large ranch. The passing of this old academy and landmark closes another chapter in history.
FRANK LONG, negro, opened a beer parlor and rooming house in east Tishomingo. Long is also building several small rent houses in east Tishomingo.
HENRY ELLIOTT, who lived near Caney, was buried in the Enterprise cemetery Saturday, Feb. 26.
Thursday, March 10, 1938
Well Known Doctor Dies at Coleman
Funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church at Coleman March 5 for Dr. JAMES HENRY HARDY, who died at his home Friday night, March 4. Rev. W. I. LOWE of the Tishomingo First Baptist Church officiated. Music was rendered by a trio, Mrs. BART BIRMINGHAM, Miss EDITH WALLER and Mrs. L. H. MICKLE. Dr. Hardy was born Sept. 24, 1859 in Winston County, Mississippi. He was first married to Miss WINNIE BYRD. To this union were born four children, DORA, JAMES CLAY, JOHN and CORA. His first wife died in 1898 and he later married Miss CECIL TATE, March 1, 1900. To this union was born nine children, RUTH, HENRY, HERMAN, BEAULAH, CLIFTON, ERA, GENEVA, MARVIN and BEN. Dr. Hardy was converted in 1903 at Cope, Okla., and became a member of the Methodist Church. He practiced medicine for 26 years in or near Coleman. He is survived by his wife, 11 children, 25 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Surviving children are: Mrs. DORA HARGROVE of Selma, Calif., JAMES CLAY of Honolulu, Hawaii; Mrs. A. W. GOSS of McPherson, Kansas; Mrs. OSCAR KNIGHT of Oklahoma City, HENRY HARDY of Marietta, CLIFTON HARDY of Wapanucka, Mrs. SAM CLIFTON of Marietta, GENEVA, MARVIN and BEN of the home at Coleman. All of his children were at the bedside when death came except Dora and Clay, who were so far away. All funeral arrangements were by Chapman funeral home. Interment was in the Enterprise cemetery.
Final Train Service
Thirty-seven years after the first train roared over the tracks of the C.R.I.&P. RR thorough Tishomingo, another train will pull over the tracks next Tuesday, it will be the last one. .. . Besides making Tishomingo an inland town, completely without railroad facilities, the greatest blow from the loss of the railroad will be removal of almost half a million dollars of taxable property. Total tax paid by the Rock Island last year was $15,658.
N. N. DOLLAR, age 32, died Sunday at his home at Enterprise after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held Monday at Enterprise with R. A MACKEY officiating. Surviving are his wife and three children.
Prairie View Girl Passes Away
EDNA PAULINE ETHERLY, age 11, passed away at her home in the Prairie View community early Tuesday morning. She is survived by her father, a brother and five sisters. Her mother died last April. Pauline was born near Stonewall but her family moved to the Prairie View district where she did all of her school work. While her school works was interrupted by frequent visits to the hospital, she was an excellent student and studied hard.
JOHNNIE GREEN vs. MARION GREEN, divorce.
OMER BROWN vs. PAULINE BROWN, divorce.
Thursday, March 17, 1938
Mrs. E. B. REED, prominent resident of Tishomingo for the past 30 years, died at her home here Monday after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Reed was 76 years old. Funeral services were to be held Thursday afternoon at the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. RAY DAVIS, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Reed is survived by her husband, five children, E. B. REED Jr., HOMER REED both of Dallas, Texas; Mrs. MINNIE BURTON, Mrs. IDA HUTCHENS, both of Tishomingo, and Mrs. TOM TALLEY of Sulphur; two sisters and ten grandchildren.
MILLARD PARKS, manager of the Tourist Café, was taken to the Tishomingo hospital for treatment early Tuesday morning, after he was slashed on the throat by a butcher knife in the hands of his brother, ED PARKS, who had been living in Dallas.
Sheriff RIP HAMILTON raided the home of RIE RISINGER, owner of the Town Tavern, and found a quantity of bonded whiskey; Risinger was jailed. Hamilton raided the home of RAZZ BARNES and no whiskey was found.
Thursday, March 24, 1938
Divorce petitions filed:
TOMMIE BRATCHER vs. VERNON BRATCHER; R. W. MENELEY vs. MARTHA MENELEY; GERALDINE PITTMAN vs. G. W. PITTMAN.
Mannsville Woman Dies
Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Mannsville Saturday for Mrs. IDA MAE RANDOLPH, resident of southern Oklahoma since 1879, who died at her home at Mannsville Friday. Chapman funeral home had charge. Surviving are her husband, WILL RANDOLPH; three daughters, Mrs. PAT SMITH of Thackerville, Mrs. BUD TWEEDY of Russett and Mrs. GLENN KELIN of Milburn; four sons, ORVILLE and DAVE RANDOLPH of Hartshorne, OLLIE RANDOLPH of Seminole, and DON RANDOLPH of Mannsville; two sisters, Mrs. W. S. BENCHMAN of Chickasha and Mrs. LEE of California; one brother, J. E. SHIPMAN of Ardmore. Mrs. Randolph was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the W.O.O.
Wapanucka by Walter Dunn
Small Girl Dies
Word was received recently of the death of the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LEE MOORHEAD, living at Odesia, La.. Mrs. Moorehead will be remembered as MAUD MCNUTT and is a sister of Mrs. CLAUD WELLS and Mrs. PAULINE BROWN.
C. C. RILEY, for the past several years section foreman for the Rock Island RR here, was transferred to Barber, Arkansas.
C. E. RUEBELL, former agent for the Rock Island RR here was transferred to Alanreed, Texas.
H. O. WHALEY, long time employee of the Rock Island RR, has been transferred to McAlester.
Thursday, March 31, 1938
James A. McCarty, age 67, died at his home north of Tishomingo Sunday. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Monday with Rev. W. I. LOWE officiating. Mr. McCarty was a resident of Johnston County for many years. Interment was in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home.
W. A. MOORE, farmer, was charged with the murder of his neighbor, LUTHER MCLAUGHLIN who was shot and killed more than a year ago. The first trial resulted in a hung jury.
Negro Tells of Early Days as U. S. Marshal
Durant, March 24: JIM RUTH, 76 year old negro, stopped his farm work the other day and came to town. He brought his commission to show that nearly 50 years ago he was a deputy U. S. marshal, probably the only negro marshal Oklahoma every had. Ruth, who said he liked to ‘talk over the old days,’ said he had arrested many ‘bad men’ but never shot a man.
“I knew it was unusual for a colored man to be an officer, so I always got the advantage on a man before I tried to make an arrest.”
Ruth’s commission showed that her was commissioned a deputy marshal for Indian Territory in the Northeast Texas district, with Paris, Texas, as headquarters in 1889.
“One of my worst moments I ever had was a time I went with a white officer to arrest a man who had killed his wife,” Ruth said. “He wasn’t at home. The white officer told me to crawl under the house while he waited in a nearby thicket. That was about midnight. The man came in about 4 a. m. but he didn’t go to bed. I was pretty scared he would hear me under the house. He came out after sun-up to wash his face and we jumped him.”
Thursday, April 7, 1938
Discovers Whiskey Still in County
One hundred gallon cooker, used in the manufacture of whiskey, and 14 barrels of mash wee captured by L. W. ‘RIP’ HAMILTON, sheriff, this week in a hideout two miles east and south of Troy. JESS PEDEN, who lives a short distance from where the still was located, implicated BASIL, PECK and RAY PENNINGTON as owners of the outfit. The Pennington brothers were arrested.
Nida Cotton Gin Operator Passes Away
JAMES T. HALBROOKS, age 52, resident of Johnston County for 40 years, died suddenly at his home near Nida last Thursday. Funeral services were held Friday with JOHN W. PIGG of Madill and J. J. STOBAUGH of Tishomingo officiating. Interment was in the Condon Grove cemetery. Surviving are his wife; six children, ESTHER PEARL HALBROOKS, CHESTER HALBROOKS, Mrs. JOE HOOD, JAMES WINSTON HALBROOKS, and VIRGINIA LEE HALBROOKS; six brothers, ERNEST HALBROOKS of Achille, FRED , A. C., CORB, OTT, and SIG HALBROOKS all of Lawton, and one sister Mrs. E. C. KENNEDY of Lawton. Mr. Halbrooks was born in Corsicana, Texas. His family moved to Johnston County when he was a youngster, and he lived here since that time. For years, he operated a cotton gin at Nida.
ESSIE SESSUM vs. ERNEST SESSUM, divorce.
J. T. RHEA vs. MARIE RHEA, divorce.
DIPPIE WILLIAMS vs. NORENE WILLIAMS, divorce.
MARIE SPARKS vs. PAUL SPARKS, divorce.
ALLIE WHATLEY vs. OSCAR WHATLEY, divorce.
The matter of habeas corpus of DELORES LEE OLIVER, a minor, custody of child.
Wapanucka by Walter Dunn
ELI SMITH, well known farmer living three miles west of town, was injured by lightning a week ago Saturday. … he is slowly recovering.
Thursday, April 14, 1938
Shot by Father-in-Law
ALTON COLBERT, age 25, was shot in the back by a bullet from a 22 calibre rifle in the hands of his father-in-law, CLIVE WISDOM, age 45, at the latter’s home 3 ½ miles south and east of Connerville Saturday. Colbert was taken to the Tishomingo hospital and the bullet extracted… excellent condition. .. Colbert and Wisdom, both Indians, had been quarreling Saturday morning and Wisdom threw a poker at Colbert, ordering him from the house where the two families had been living. Colbert started to leave, about 50 to 75 feet from the house, Wisdom fired at him with the gun.
Mrs. J. S. BRITTON, age 60, of Mannsville, died in an Ardmore hospital Saturday following two weeks illness. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday with Rev. WILBANKS of Ardmore officiating. Interment was in the Milburn cemetery. Surviving are her husband; three children, Mrs. TRUDE ROBBINS of Milburn, Mrs. ONA B. ROBBINS of Milburn and AFTON BRITTON of Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Mrs. Britton had been a resident of Johnston County the past 14 years. She was a member of the Baptist church of Mannsville and had been a Christian since age of 12.
W. A. MOORE, farmer, was found guilty of manslaughter in district court. The jury set the sentence for eight years in the state penitentiary.
Isn’t This a Record?
Who among residents of Johnston County now living has lived in the county the longest? D. A. MELTON believes if he doesn’t hold the record, it won’t be far from it. He came to Johnston Count in 1872 and has lived here continuously for 64 years. He moved to a farm when he came to the county and has been a farmer since that time.
BILL REED, living in the northern part of the county, was arrested…
Thursday, April 21, 1938
Heart Attack Fatal to Teacher
Miss LARUE BELL, age 32, Kenefic school teacher, fell dead of a heart attack just as she concluded a short talk at the annual Kenefic high school junior-senior banquet at the Bryan Hotel in Durant last Saturday night. Surviving are her father, C. A. BELL of Kenefic, three brothers and four sisters. Miss Bell was a primary teacher and sponsor of the senior class.
Aged Negro Dies
FRED HAYS, 82 year old negro, died Saturday of pneumonia at his home in Tishomingo. Surviving are his widow; one son BOB HAYS; daughter CATHERINE JACKSON of Dallas and two grandchildren. Hays came to Tishomingo in 1902.
Jack and Jessie, male and female twin calves, were born to Old Brindy, half Durham and half Jersey cow, belonging to MARIAN WINKLER, and are getting along just fine. Their mother is a good provider.
Thursday, April 28, 1938
OMER BROWN of Wapanucka, charged with re-marrying before his divorce was final.
Mrs. ORA ADA SEAY
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. FRED A. TUCKER of the First Methodist Church for Mrs. ORA ADA SEAY, were held at the family home north of Tishomingo last Thursday. Chapman funeral home had charge. Survivors are her husband, J. A. SEAY; daughter Miss JULIA SEAY of Hugo and sons, NORRIS SEAY and W. T. SEAY. Among of town friends who attended the service: Mr. and Mrs. C. L. WEATHERFORD of Hugo, NOBLE BUTLER of Soper, Miss THELMA WILLIS of Hugo, TAFT BUTLER of Hugo, LEMMA MALONEY of Stillwater, Mrs. LEE CRAIG of Stillwater, Mrs. ZELMA HUDGENS of Hugo, Miss MARGUERITE BONNER of Hugo, Miss RUBY SEATY of Skiatook, Mrs. VERA WILLIAMS of Tulsa, DELIA SEAY of Tulsa, JOE SEAY of Tulsa, Miss ALVA ANNAOWEN of Coalgate, Miss FAYE MCKEMY of Madill and Miss JUANITA STEVENS of Atoka.
District court: EDITH RITTER vs. JAMES RITTER, divorce.
Mrs. T. J. PANNELL, age 77, died at her home at Mannsville, Tuesday April 27. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Wednesday with Rev. W. E. BOWERS of Madill officiating. Interment was in the Farmersville, Texas, cemetery. Survivors are her husband, sons JAMES PANNELL of Mannsville; daughters Mrs. PUAL HEADEN of Cushing and Mrs. LYDA HICKS of Globe, Arizona.
Murray College students are not permitted either to attend public dances or play for them.
The Booker T. Washington negro school of Tishomingo played Elmore City a game of softball here Tuesday, and won, score 19 to 0. Professor R. T. JAMES, formerly of Tishomingo, is principal at the Elmore City school.
Thursday, May 12, 1933
Former Johnston County Man Dies
GROVER CUMMINGS, age 42, former resident of Johnston County for years, died Monday at his home southeast of Enid. Mr. Cummings has several relatives and friends in Johnston County.
Court: ORVAL UPFOLD vs. CHRISTINE UPFOLD, divorce.
Twelve year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. GREGORY fell out of a tree last week and broke his arm.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. POWELL announce the birth of a daughter, born May 10 in a Durant hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. CARL REED announce the birth of a daughter, DORTHA CARROLL, born May 10.
Annual colored people’s picnic will be held at the picnic grounds north of the fairgrounds on May 25 and 26. In charge; Rev. J. W. MOSLEY, MITCHELL JAMES and JACK ALEXANDER.
HELEN WOOLARD was named valedictorian of the senior class of 1938; JACK WARDEN is salutatorian.
Mrs. JOHNNY HURST of Ravia was operated on at the Tishomingo hospital. Miss OLETHA STANFORD of Pontotoc underwent an operation for the removal of a tumor on the right leg.
Thursday, May 19, 1938
Well Known County Man Arrested
ISREAL/ISRAEL CORNELIUS MCLAUGHLIN, age 79, died in Tishomingo Thursday after a short illness. He had been making his home with his one unmarried son, LEVI MCLAUGHLIN, at Fittstown. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Friday with Rev. FRED A. TUCKER officiating. Surviving besides his son at Fittstown are his widow; one brother GEORGE MCLAUGHLIN of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. HUGH PACK and Mrs. GEORGE PACK, both of Stephenville, Texas; Mrs. CHARLIE MOORE of Lubbock, Texas; three sons, BEN MCLAUGHLIN, JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, and MACK MCLAUGHLIN all of Tishomingo. All were present at the funeral except Mrs. Moore who was ill. There are 58 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Mr. McLaughlin was born near Charlestown, West Virginia and from there moved to Texas where he met and married TIBITHA SMITH age of 22 in Stephenville, Texas. In later years he came to Oklahoma where he made his home since that time.
Former City Man Dies in Texas
S. C. HALL, a resident of Tishomingo for years until 10 years ago when he moved to Sadler, Texas, passed away at his home Tuesday night. He was an uncle of Mrs. L. H. MICKLE who left Wednesday to attend the funeral. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife and nine children.
Thursday, June 2, 1938
Milburn Girl Dies of Injuries
Miss PEARL HOLT, age 27, of Milburn, died in an Ardmore hospital Tuesday as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident on Hwy 22 a short distance west of Milburn Saturday night. Miss Hall was riding in the ‘turtle-back’ of a coupe with several others when a tire blowout forced the car to a stop. A truck drove up and was parked near the car. A car driven by WALLACE OWENS, who lives northwest of Milburn, crashed into the back of the car in which Miss Holt was sitting, catching her between the two vehicles. Her mother, Mrs. EMMA HOLT, was less seriously injured; both were taken to the Ardmore hospital. Owens told deputy sheriff CHARLIE DRY that the car was without a tail-light and he did not see it until too late to avert the mishap. The accident was termed unavoidable.
Mill Creek Ranchman Killed
JOEL H. ‘JUDE’ KINGSBERRY, 40 years old, foreman of the Daube ranch of near Mill Creek, was instantly killed last Thursday when his Chevrolet car which he was driving was hit by a Frisco passenger train at the rail crossing near Troy. Kingsberry was returning from Tishomingo where he attended a meeting of the Cattlemen’s Association and was going home by way of another ranch to look after the harvesting of some grain, he told TOM CARDWELL in Tishomingo a short time before the accident occurred. Funeral services were held at the ranch house north of Mill Creek with Rev. W. I. LOWE of Tishomingo officiated, assisted by JOE KIRK of Lawton. Chapman funeral home had charge. … Hundreds of people attended, including SAM DAUBE, owner of the ranch on which Kingsberry had been employed for 17 years. Active pallbearers; TOM CARDWELL of Ardmore, LON DAUBE of Ardmore, CHARLIE PENNER, JOE BAILEY COBB, RICHARD PITTMAN, all of Mill Creek, and TOM PARKER of Pontotoc. Masonic services were at the graveside at cemetery. Survivors include his wife, OTHERINE KINGSBERRY; son WILSON, age 4; father WILL KINGSBERRY of Tishomingo; brother CHARLES KINGSBERRY of Fort Lyon, Colorado; three sisters, Mrs. JESSE CREEKMORE and Miss RUTH KINGSBERRY of Enid, Mrs. WINTER WILLIAMS of Perry. All were present at the services except his brother.
Thursday, June 9, 1938
BOUD REAM, age 65, a resident of Johnston County since 1900, died in a Fayetteville, Arkansas, hospital last Saturday after a short illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church in Wapanucka Monday with Dr. F. HOTCHKINS of the Bennington Presbyterian Church officiating, assisted by J. J. STOBAUGH of Tishomingo. Interment was in the Wapanucka cemetery. Pallbearers: M. C. SMITH, J. BEARD, ROBERT HOWELL all of Wapanucka; ECK PLUMMER of Coalgate, J. C. O’NEAL and J. S. MAYTUBBY of Clarita. Surviving besides Mrs. Ream are six children, Mrs. E. B. HUNT, VINNIE REAM, HELEN REAM, JACK REAM, all of Wapanucka; BOUD REAM Jr. of Shawnee; and Mrs. HOWARD VAUGHN of Durant; one brother, R. L. REAM of Ardmore and four grandchildren. Mr. Ream has been active in business and farming in Johnston County since 1900. At one time he was on the U. S. Marshal’s force and lived in Tishomingo. He resided in and near Wapanucka since 1904.
Pioneer of Madill Dies
JOE S. DILLINGHAM, age 72, pioneer resident of Marshall County, died Wednesday in an Oklahoma City hospital following an operation Monday. His death was caused from heart disease. Mr. Dillingham had not engaged in active business for more than ten years for failing health. … Mr. Dillingham was born in Sherman, Texas. The Dillingham family came from Kentucky to Sherman, Texas. He is survived by seven children; two brothers, FAYE DILLINGHAM of Madill and LEO DILLINGHAM of San Francisco, California, and one sister Mrs. JESS CORNELIUS of Oakland.
Thursday, June 16, 1938
Little JOAN CODY, age 2 years 8 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ORVILLE CODY living near Fillmore, died. Mr. Cody is the son of Mrs. ARTHUR LOWLY of near Tishomingo and Mrs. Cody is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. SAM DENNIS of near Fillmore. She was a niece of RUSSIE DENNIS, civic leader in the Emet community.
Old Settler Passes Away
W. S. MATTHEWS, pioneer resident of Tishomingo, died early Wednesday at the home of his friend for years, C. E. MERRILL. Three children, JUANITA, LAURA, and ALLEN were at his bedside. Mr. Matthews was well known in Tishomingo and Johnston County 25 years ago, but had moved away, returning some months ago. He had been ill for some time. Funeral arrangements are not completed.
Mrs. Miller Blames Death of Husband to City Men
Mrs. PEARL MILLER, widow of W. A. MILLER, well known Tishomingo insurance man and stock buyer who died Jan. 25 last week, filed a suit in district court, charging that Miller’s death was caused while he was ill by a threatened attack by MONTE BOND and his son H. D. BOND on Oct. 1, prior to her husband’s death. She demands $100,000.
JUANITA BUTTS of Milburn departed this life on Sunday, June 5, age 62, and her funeral was conducted at her home in Milburn on Wednesday. After the funeral, her remains were interred in the Tishomingo cemetery near the grave of her deceased brother, LEMUEL C. BURRIS. Mrs. Butts, whose maiden name was JUANITA BURRIS, was ½ Chickasaw by blood and a member of an outstanding family of old Chickasaw Nation, COLBERT A. BURRIS and LAURA A. BURRIS, her parents. She received her education at old Bloomfield Academy in what is now Bryan County, and finished there in 1892 at the leading educational institute of the Chickasaw Nation for girls. She is survived by her husband, JACK BUTTS of Milburn; her son MARION F. BRIDGES of Tulsa, and daughter ZELMA MCCALLUP of Oklahoma City; three brothers, H. H. BURRIS of Tishomingo, GEORGE W. BURRIS of Ada and MARVIN J. BURRIS of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Mrs. LULA RENNIE of Durant, Mrs. DAISEY FARNHAM of Duncan, Mrs. CECELIA MCKOY of Norman and Mrs. LILLIAM WOOLLEY of Stonewall; some grandchildren and other relatives. Mrs. Butts died after a lingering illness of some 5 or 6 years, during the last three years, she was in Boston, Mass., and Tulsa, in quest of health. She was a member of the Methodist church and later the Christian Scientist faith.
Wapanucka by Walter Dunn
A message was received from Oklahoma City Sunday that ALBERT MAYES, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. BROUILLARD, well known here, was attacked by two men Saturday night was he was on his way home there. Mr. Mayes put up a fight and received a severe knife wound on the head, found unconscious and taken to a hospital for treatment.
Thursday, June 30, 1938
Mannsville Woman Dies
Mrs. MARY EASLEY, known as Granny, pioneer resident of Mannsville, passed away at her home Tuesday. She had been in poor health for months. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Methodist Church and burial was in the Mannsville cemetery. She is survived by several children and grandchildren.