The Tishomingo Capital-Democrat
Thursday, July 7, 1938
Two young men were killed and a third seriously injured when the car when they were riding plunged off Hwy 48 about nine miles north of Tishomingo late Saturday night. The dead: JOEL H. MAYTUBBY, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOE MAYTUBBY of Clarita, and HENRY BURROW, age 22, son of Mrs. HENRY BURROW of Clarita. The injured youth was FED MCMILLAN also of Clarita. JOEL H. MAYTUBBY, known as BUCK, when he attended Murray college years ago, was the only son of the first mayor of Tishomingo. The youth’s parents lived in Tishomingo for many years in the early days and his father was active in Chickasaw tribal affairs as well as civic improvement of the town. McMillan was still alive Wednesday in a Durant hospital and the doctors gave him fifty-fifty chance of surviving. He had not regained consciousness and is suffering from a head wound. Maytubby was thrown from the car when it struck a culvert while headed south on Hwy 48 and was found several feet from the car in a pasture six hours after the accident by BRYCE WOODY who lives about 20 yards from the scene….Funeral services for Maytubby were held Monday morning at the First Methodist Church here with Rev. FRED A. TUCKER officiating. Interment was in the Tishomingo cemetery. Maytubby was well known in Tishomingo, a prominent football player at Murray. He had been employed with the Indian Service stationed at South Dakota and was home on vacation.
Funeral services for BURROW were held Tuesday at the Church of Christ in Clarita with S. F. ROSS of Coalgate officiating. The young man is survived by his mother Mrs. Henry Burrow; there sisters, Mrs. EMMA J. AVANZIM of Coalgate, Mrs. G. T. BOLES of Okmulgee, and Mrs. BERTHA HOLCOMB of Longton, Kansas, and a brother SAM BURROW of Clarita.
Thursday, July 14, 1938
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. DRAPER, who have lived in and around Johnston and Marshall counties since before statehood, recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The Draper family held a reunion at the Draper home.
Pioneer of County Dies
CAL WILLIAMSON, age 68, a resident of Tishomingo since 1904, died Saturday, July 9, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. GLADYS MORAN. He had been in an Ardmore hospital for one week. Surviving are his widow, one daughter, and a granddaughter Miss JEAN MORAN. Funeral services were held at the cemetery here Sunday afternoon with Rev. W. I. LOWE of the Baptist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. ROBERT PHILLIPS of the Presbyterian-Christian Church. Interment was arranged by the Chapman funeral home.
Thursday, July 21, 1938
CHARLES EDD GUNSOLUS
Charles Edd Gunsolus, 2 ½ year old son of Mr. and Mrs. BILL GUNSOLUS, passed away at the family home last Thursday. Services were conducted by Rev. W. I. LOWE of the Baptist Church here at the Condon Grove cemetery.
SOL STALLINGS, former WPA foreman, was taken to the McAlester penitentiary by Sheriff RIP HAMILTON. He was sentenced to four years for manslaughter for the death a year ago of two WPA workers when his pickup turned over on the highway north of Tishomingo.
Mrs. Jamison Dies at Wapanucka
Wapanucka, July 21
Mrs. MAE JAMISON, well known citizen of this place, died at her home Wednesday morning, July 13, after a long illness. Mrs. Jamison moved to this community some 48 years ago and lived here continuously. She was a member of the Methodist church and was a faithful worker in it. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. JOHN O’NEAL of Clarita, Mrs. ONZIL DARTER of Temple, Mrs. OTTO ARBOGAST of Orland, California; one son TOM JAMISON living at Davis, a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at the Methodist church with burial in Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery.
Little JIMMIE, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. HORTON, was taken suddenly ill and rushed to a Durant hospital, successful operation to remove the appendix.
A family reunion was held last week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. SMITH. Their daughters, Mrs. BESSE SAUDER of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. DOROTHY LE FEVRE / LEFEVER and husband of Hartshorne, Mrs. LYDIA GRAYSON, husband, and son of Corpus Christi, Texas, were present. Others attending were D. C. COOPER with daughter, Mrs. MODREL ROBINSON, and daughter of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. MYRA M. DONAVAN, a sister of Mrs. Smith; four generations were present at the gathering.
D. C. COOPER of Fort Worth, a teacher in the old Wapanucka Rock academy 36 years ago, accompanied by his daughter and grandchild, visited the C. D. SMITH home.
SAM R. SPARKS of Milburn, a former resident of this community 30 years ago, spent an enjoyable day here meeting old friends. He was accompanied by his daughter. This was this first visit here for several years.
Thursday, July 28, 1938
10 Year Old Wapanucka Girl Killed in Accident
Wapanucka, July 28: Tragedy cast a gloom over this place last Thursday afternoon. Several little girls were playing on the logs belonging to the Hilburn saw-mill. They got one of the logs to rolling and GERALDINE, ten year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JESS BATES, was in front of the log at the time. It rolled over her, crushing her so that when loving hands immediately picked her up, life was gone. She was born and lived all of her life here, attended public and Sunday schools here. Besides her parents, she is survived by several sisters, brothers, and other relatives. Funeral services were held Friday in the Baptist Church with Rev. W. P. MUGG, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.
Brothers’ Quarrel Ends in Shooting
McDonald Brothers in Hospital
“This will be the last I guess!’Those words were uttered by IKE MCDONALD, Tishomingo mechanic, according to his wife a few moments before he and his brother, NICK MCDONALD, settled an old quarrel at sunup Tuesdaymorning by pumping shotgun lead into each other. Ike and Nick, long time residents of Johnston County, lived as neighbors with their house a quarter of a mile apart on the same quarter section a mile west of Tishomingo. For years they have been anything but friendly and Tuesday they sent each other to the hospital… saw HARRY SAXON, Nick‘s son-in-law, and ELLIE FAIRCHILD, Nick‘s cousin and housekeeper.. Ike is 43 years old and has five children. Ike is about 38 and has one child. They have quarreled intermittently for the past five years, but particularly since the death of their mother about years ago, when she left each of her children 40 acres of land. Recently they were involved in a lawsuit over straying cattle and about three years ago a quarrel was climaxed with a knifing.
He Is Recovering
RICHARD WOODRING, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. WOODRING, was suffering from diphtheria, throat stopped up and quit breathing. Then Dr. R. V. MONTAGUE, at whose hospital the child is a patient, punctured the boy’s windpipe, put in a silver tube and the baby breathed again. The youngster seems to be on the road to recovery.
High School for Colored Planned
Twelve students now ready for ninth grade classes….making an effort to put in an additional teacher at Booker T. Washington school to offer high school work. HERBERT TAYLOR is the principal and LILLIAN CRISP is a teacher.
Wapanucka Baby Drowned
LUCILLE, 3 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. T.TAYLOR, rolled from her bed into a tub of water left nearby and was drowned at her home in Wapanucka Wednesday. The mother had left the child for 15 minutes and returned to find her dead in the tub of water.
Mr. and Mrs. DENVER PHELPS of Tishomingo spent Sunday with his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. PHELPS. Their daughter Mrs. J. C. PARRISH, who is attending East Central State College at Ada, also visited her parents.
Miss JESSIE MCGILL, who is teaching at Wilson grade school in Atoka County, visited her aunt, Mrs. WESLEY PERKINS. This is Jessie’s first year teaching. She teaches primary children and had an enrollment of 39 the first week.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN LOWERY and family left for Wichita Falls, Texas, to visit Mrs. Lowery’s sister, who just had surgery.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. FRANK NORTON visited them.
Misses MARIE and VERA PITTMAN and Miss IMOGENE HUDGEN were in Ada.
Mrs. ESTA FAE HICKS of California visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. FATE GRIFFIN.
The DUDLEY family of Reagan visited the BROGDEN family.
Miss IMOGENE HUDGENS is receiving treatment from Dr. GUY CLARK at Milburn. It is feared she will have to have her tonsils removed.
Thursday, August 4, 1938
REAM HUNT, age 17, a Wapanucka youth, was instantly killed Wednesday in a car accident near Byars, Oklahoma about 30 miles northwest of Ada. CHARLES GILLIAM, whose car the youth was driving and who was with him at the time, escaped with slight injuries. The victim is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. ‘URIE’ HUNT of Wapanucka where Mr. Hunt is in the grocery business. Mr. Gilliam and Ream had been friends for some time. They met in Tishomingo Saturday and the youth agreed to drive Mr. Gilliam’s car for him this week while he worked in Canadian and Oklahoma counties. They had completed their work in these counties and were on their way to Byars when the accident occurred… The Hunt boy had been driving a car since he was 10 or 11 years old.
Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the home of GEORGE ABLES early Wednesday. Mrs. GLENN FRAZIER first noticed the flames, believing at first it was back of her own home. The houses are side by side. When the fire department arrived, the entire house was a mass of flames, according to LLOYD NIBLETT, fire chief.
Duel Victim Buried
Funeral services for IKE MCDONALD, who died Friday in the Tishomingo hospital from gunshot wounds inflicted by his brother, NICK MCDONALD, were held Saturday at the Baptist Church. Rev. W. I. LOWE, pastor, officiated, assisted by Rev. FRED A. TUCKER of the Methodist Church. Burial in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. He is survived by his father, three brothers, two sisters, his widow and children. Nick McDonald is slowly recovering in an Ardmore hospital from injuries received in a duel with his brother.
Dies in Talihina
ELI KEMP, World War veteran, died at his home in Talihina and was buried in Tishomingo last week. Mr. Kemp was practically reared in this community and was married here. He has relatives residing here.
A fractured skull and other injuries received here when he fell three stories in an elevator shaft at the State Capitol building Sunday resulted in the death of MART MILLER Wednesday. Mr. Miller lived in Oklahoma City and was employed as night watchman at the Capitol building. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church this afternoon with Rev. W. I. LEWIS/LOWE officiating. Burial was in the Tishomingo cemetery. He is survived by his wife, one daughter ETTA BELLE MILLER of Tishomingo, two brothers, TOM MILLER of Tishomingo and ELMER MILLER of Oklahoma City, and a sister Mrs. LOUIS JONES of Oklahoma City.
DOROTHY DUNN vs. RICHARD DUNN, divorce.
Possession of Child Is Asked Again
THOMAS LEE ‘SONNY BOY’ TAYLOR again is the object of a court battle. For the fourth time, his father TOM TAYLOR of Wapanucka is attempting to gain possession of the child. When Thomas Lee was just two days old, his mother died. At that time the infants was laid in the arms of Mrs. ANNIE TAYLOR, his aunt, according the story told. Mrs. Taylor and her husband had no children of their own, but loved and supported the little nephew until 1934 when JOHN TAYLOR died. Mrs. Taylor continued to keep and care for the youngster. In September 1935, the father started habeas corpus proceedings to recover custody of the lad. The case was heard before Judge J. I. GOINS, who awarded the child to Mrs. Taylor. In February 1936, the case was again brought up, this time before Judge W. G. LONG of Sulphur. Again, the court ruled in favor of Mrs. Taylor. This time the case was appealed to the supreme court and the decision of the lower court was upheld and the foster mother again awarded custody. …
Federal Agents Arrest
Operations here by federal agents were climaxed Thursday morning with the arrest of five members of the PENNINGTON family, RAZZ BARNES and EARL DEATON. All were taken to Durant and jailed…manufacturing whiskey. Arrested: RICK PENNINGTON, PECK PENNINGTON, BASIL PENNINGTON, JOE PENNIGTON, RAY PENNINGTON, RAZZ BARNES, and EARL DEATON. … A sack of sugar and a small car belonging to JACK PENNINGTON, father of the five boys, were included in the haul..
Thursday, August 11, 1938
BENSON GIBLSY, young man living near Bromide, was severely injured late Saturday night on the highway just north of Tishomingo, when he staggered in front of a car driven by Dr. C. O. HARNED of Tishomingo. Gibson and a companion, W. A. MORRISON, had been ordered to leave Tishomingo, officers reported, and were walking on the highway. Dr. Harned had been called to the home of JOHNNIE HARRELL, north of town, whose wife had appendicitis and was returning to Tishomingo with Mrs. Harrell and Mrs. R. A. MACKEY, mother of Mrs. Harrell, in the car with him. ..
Miss White Passes Away
Miss MARJORIE WHITE, daughter of DAVE WHITE, long time resident of Bee, passed away in a Durant hospital Aug. 6. She had been in poor health for several weeks. For the past several years, she was the Bee correspondent for the Johnston County Capital-Democrat. Her mother died when she was only two years old and she lived until grown with an aunt, EVELYN CARTER. She had been keeping house for her father for the past 14 years. Surviving are her father; two aunts, NANNIE WHITE, and Mrs. MAUDE ADKINS of Shamrock, Texas; cousins, ARRIE STALLINGS of Kenefic, BERTIE WALTON, NELL CONNER, and ADDICK HAMMONS of Kemp, Mrs. LOTTIE PERKINS of Honey Grove, Texas, WILLIE STALLCUP of California, VESTIA, ESTES, RUBY and BILLIE WHITE of Shamrock, Texas.
Wapanucka, Aug. 11;
REAM BURTON HUNT, only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. HUNT of this place, who lost his life in an auto accident near Byars, Aug. 3, was born here Feb. 2, 1922. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, uniting with it when he was nine years old and was a regular attendant in the Sunday school and services. Besides his parents, he leaves two little sisters MARY JANE and PATRICIAN ANN. He was a junior at the high school. ..Services were held at the high school auditorium with Rev. CODY of Tulsa officiating, assisted by Rev. PALLAS JOHNSON, local minister. .. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery, laid to rest near his grandfather, BOUDINOT REAM, who preceded him in death only two months ago.
Well Known Colored man Dies
MOSS CHEADLE, 40 year old colored man who lived northeast of Tishomingo, died after only a few hours of illness Monday. He was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday. Funeral services were held at the colored cemetery at Milburn with Gray funeral home of Tishomingo in charge. Cheadle is survived by his wife and eight children, a brother, JOHN CHEADLE, who lives nearby. He had been a resident of Johnston County all of his life.
Pioneer of Johnston County Dies
Uncle DAVE SKILLERN, one of Johnson County’s pioneer citizens, passed away July 31, after two months illness. He died at the home of his son, D. H. SKILLERN. Mr. Skillern was born in White County, Arkansas in 1957. He grew to manhood in that county and was married to EMMA HART. He came with his family to Johnston County in 1906 where he had since lived. He is survived by two sons, J. O. and D. H. SKILLERN, both of Milburn, and several grandchildren. He was a member of the Baptist Church more than 50 years. Interment was in the Bowl Springs cemetery with Rev. W. I. LOWE officiating.
Card of thanks signed by J. O. SKILLERN family, D. H. SKILLERN family, ARTIST, GUY, and HASKELL LANIER, ELIA VESTAL, DAHLIA WHITE.
Card of thanks signed by Mrs. NORA MILLER, ETTA BELLE MILLER, the T. C. MILLER family, the LEWIS T. MILLER family, ELMER MILLER.
Card of thanks signed by Mrs. LENA KEMP, JOE, HARRY, and WESLEY; the J. E. KEMP family, the RAY KEMP family, the BOB CHAPMAN family, the J. S. MAYTUBBY family, the TOM MILLER family.
Funeral services were held by Rev. ELLIS of Emet for JIM AUTREY Sunday afternoon. Singling was provided by the Emet choir. Mr. Autrey left a host of friends and relatives.
OTIS SKILLERN and family attended the funeral of his father at Bold Springs last Tuesday week. Mr. Skillern had formerly made his home with Otis but at the time of his death, he was visiting the home of another son.
Mr. and Mrs. HARRY HAYES announce the birth of a eight pound son born Aug. 6. Mrs. Hayes is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD MCNEELY.
Mrs. VENDALL MILLER, formerly BESSIE WALKER of Emet, visited her mother Mrs. MARTHA MILLER. Mrs. Miller’s new baby boy attracted attention, named WENDEL LAVON.
Thursday, August 18, 1938
GEORGE M. KENT, age 71, died Friday night, Aug. 12, at the home of his son CLAUD M. KENT of Tishomingo. Death was due to a lingering illness. Mr. Kent was born in Virginia and came with his parents when a small child to Cooke County, Texas. He was reared there and was united in marriage with ROSIE L. BURGESS in or near 1890. He moved with his family to Indian Territory in 1905 and was a resident of Oklahoma for 32 years. He is survived by his wife; five sons and their wives, and 17 grandchildren. The sons are CLARENCE KENT of Fort Worth, Texas, CLAUD KENT of Tishomingo, CLINTON KENT of Durant, CALVIN KENT and CLIFFORD KENT of Milburn. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. COONROD of the Free Will Baptist church of Folsom. Interment in the Oak Grove cemetery arranged by Holmes funeral home of Durant. Pallbearers: CLARENCE COKER, BARNEY COKER, ERNEST BLUE, ALLEN CLARK, FRANK BEGIEL, and GEORGE PALMER.
EFFIE SKAGGS vs. BEN SKAGGS; ELMER SPENCER vs. LILLIAN SPENCER; OPAL TRUETT vs. WALTER TRUETT; MYRTLE GREEN vs. J. L. GREEN;P FRANK BORNHEIM vs. MARGARET BORNHEIM; BESSIE GREENWOOD vs. WILSON GREENWOOD; DESSIE BERRY vs. CHARLIE BERRY.
D. C. LOVEDAY, age 41, died at his home north of Tishomingo, Friday, Aug. 12, after a long illness. He had been a resident of the community for 30 years. Funeral services were held at the family residence Saturday with Rev. JOE MCDONALD of the Church of God officiating. Interment in the Condon Grove cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Surviving are is wife, two sons, FORREST and FLOYD, two daughters, VERGIE and INEZ; four brothers, N. J. LOVEDAY of Oklahoma City, NICK LOVEDAY of Denver, Colorado; GENE LOVEDAY of Ardmore and GEORGE T. LOVEDAY of Tishomingo; four sisters, Mrs. JACK GRAHAM of Denver, Mrs. CHARLES WAIT of Denver, Mrs. ROSS MATHIS of Tishomingo and Mrs. JOE LYONS of Tishomingo, and his mother Mrs. S. F. LOVEDAY.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Passes
DELMA GYLE, six month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN H. ELLIS, died at the family home last Thursday. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church in Milburn with Rev. FRED A. TUCKER, pastor of the Tishomingo Methodist church, officiating. Interment was in the Condon Grove cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home.
Mrs. SUE MEHARG announced the purchase of the Draper Ice Cream Parlor and confectionary on Main Street from W. H. DRAPER, who started the business this spring.
Mr. and Mrs. EARL STEWART and children, LORETTA, JANE and EUGENE, of Seattle, Washington, visited the HORACE STEWART family last week. From here both families went to Mineral Wells, Texas, to visit their parents Mr. and Mrs. J. C. STEWART.
Thursday, August 25, 1938
W. M. TATE, janitor at the south ward school for the past several years, died at his home here Wednesday. Funeral services were held Thursday.
J. C. AUTREY
J. C. AUTREY died at his home at Nida Sunday, Aug. 7. He was 56 years old. Funeral services were held at Milburn Sunday evening. Rev. ELLIS of Milburn officiated. He is survived by his wife, and six children, SYROUS(?), WELDON, GERALD, PAUL, PAULINE and CLAUDIA.
MRS. C. A. MCCALL, Mrs. J. B. HUTCHENS, Mr. and Mrs. DAVE STOVALL, Mrs. EARL STOVALL, and Mrs. ZETTIE FUSON were among those from here who attended the funeral of Rev. JULIA STANDRIDGE at Madill Monday.
Mrs. J. R. DUTY at Pontotoc
Mrs. J. R. Duty, age 63, dropped dead of heart trouble at her home in Pontotoc, Aug. 11. She with her husband had been residents of Johnston County the past 40 years. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 22, at Pontotoc with J. D. BLAND, pastor of the Church of Christ at Purcell, officiating. Interment was in the Pontotoc cemetery. Surviving beside her husband are three sons, ELZIE DUTY of Ada, R. J. DUTY of Purcell, SKEET DUTY of Pontotoc; five daughters, Mrs. A. C. COMPTON of Pontotoc, Mrs. T. N. HAWKINS of Drumright, Mrs. FRED STALCUP/STALLCUP of Ada, Mrs. URIE UPDEGRAFF of Connerville and Mrs. NORA MARTIN of Ada.
Thursday, September 1, 1938
Stores Closed for Last Rites
Mrs. William H. Murray, wife of the former governor, was born 63 years ago on a farm a mile north of Milburn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. HEARRELL. Her father came from Neosha, Missouri and her mother, sister of Governor DOUGLAS H. JOHNSTON, was a native of Indian Territory. She attended Bloomfield Seminary when Gov. Johnston was superintendent of the school and after her graduation, she taught at Emet. She and her two sisters, DAISY and ADA, both surviving, were orphaned and made their home with Gove. Johnston before marriage. She met William H. Murray while he was practicing law at Tishomingo and they were married July 19, 1899. … Surviving besides her husband and two sisters, Mrs. DAISY BINGHAM of Tishomingo and Mrs. ADA BINGHAM of Oklahoma City and her uncle, Gov. Johnston, are four sons, MESSINA of Oklahoma City, JOHNSTON of Tonkawa, William H. Jr. of Elk City and BURBANK of Milwaukee, and a daughter JEAN of Broken Bow. Mrs. Murray died Sunday at an Oklahoma City hospital. She had been confined to the hospital with gall bladder ailment since July 17... Services were held at the cemetery with Rev. CHARLES L. BROOKS, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Pauls Valley, officiating. Pallbearers: C. A. MCCALL, WILLIAM D. FRENCH, L. H. MICKLE, CORNELIUS HARDY and W. E. SMITH.
Kingsberry Family Sues Frisco RR
WALTER S. FREEMAN, administrator for the estate of JUDE KINGSBERRY, who was killed May 26 when struck by a Frisco train at a grade crossing, filed suit in district court last week, demanding $50,000 damages from the railroad… The damages are asked on behalf of Jude Kingsberry’s wife, Mrs. OTHERINE P. KINGSBERRY, and son WILSON MCCOY KINGSBERRY.
Rites for W. M. Tate
Funeral services for W. M. TATE, age 68, a resident of Tishomingo since 1917, were held at the Methodist Church last Thursday afternoon with Rev. FRED A. TUCKER officiating. Mr. Tate died after an illness of several months at the family home here Wednesday. Surviving are his wife and three children, Mrs. CHARLES R. MILLARD, Mrs. MACK TATE and BILLIE TATE. Pallbearers; J. W. BRUCE, J. D. DUNLAP, W. W. BONHAM, GLEN FRAZER, D. D. CREECY, and FORREST ARMSTRONG. A quartet composed of Rev. Tucker, FORREST ARMSTRONG, J. W. GOODFELLOW and GAINES F. WEST, rendered vocal selections. Mr. Tate and his family moved here from Texas more than 20 years ago. He had been a member of the Methodist Church since early manhood.
Mrs. H. B. COURTRIGHT, who taught last year in the Washita school, is leaving to teach in the primary department and music in the schools at Hobbs, New Mexico.
DOROTHY REED vs. BILL REED, divorce.
Thursday, September 8, 1938
Pioneer of County Dies in Hospital
PHILMER W. BUTCHER, age 85, citizen of Johnston County since long before statehood, passed away in Tishomingo this week after a short illness. Mr. Butcher was born in Tennessee in 1853. He was married to Miss ANN VERNON in 1873 and they established a home in Texas, later moving to Indian Territory and what is now Johnston County. Funeral services were held Monday at the Baptist Church at Milburn with J. J. SLOBAUGH officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons, CLIFFORD GAMMILL, WILLIE DAY, CHARLES GOODALE, TED RAPER, GUY LINDLEY and PRESTON MARKHAM. Surviving are his second wife and three daughters, Mrs. W. H. LINDLEY of Wellington, Texas, Mrs. FRANK DAY of Canon City, Colorado, Mrs. CHASE RAPER of Wellington, Texas; two sons, O. P. BUTCHER of Robie/Roby, Texas, and J. W. BUTCHER of Longmont, Colorado. The daughters attended the service but the sons were unable to be here.
Funeral of Pioneer Held at Fillmore
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Fillmore for Mrs. BLANCHE GENTRY HOPEWELL, who died at her home in Milburn, on Aug. 30. Services were conducted by Rev. PALLIS JOHNSON of the Methodist Church at Milburn. Mrs. Hopewell was born in Virginia in 1870 and married WILLIAM HOPEWELL in 1895 and moved to Oklahoma. She converted at age of 18 and was an active member of the Methodist Church for many years. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, MARION HOPEWELL, Mrs. KATE FILLMORE and ROBERT HOPEWELL, all of whom live near Fillmore; one brother, ROBERT GENTRY of Washington state, and one sister BETTY HOWRY of western Oklahoma.
CLIFTON ADDY vs. LUCILLE ADDY, divorce.
LYNN MARSH and Miss MILDRED HAYNIE, both of Durant, were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage, Saturday. Mrs. FRED A. TUCKER and Miss MARIE STONE were the witnesses with Rev. Tucker officiating.
JAMES CLIFTON Passes Away
Octogenarian Dies at Boggy Depot by WALTER DUNN
JAMES CLIFFORD, well known and highly respected farmer living in the Boggy Depot community, died Thursday after a short illness in the home of his son, LATHAM CLIFFORD, in Wapanucka. Mr. Clifford was born 83 years ago in North Carolina, moved to Texas when a young man and married Miss MAGGIE CLARK. They had been married 53 years at time of his death. To this union eleven children were born, two preceding him in death. Some 35 years ago, he moved from Texas to Clarita, after residing there for a time, he moved to Boggy Depot where he lived at time of his death. He leaves his wife; four daughters, Mrs. MAY COLLIER, Miss LOU CLIFFORD of Dallas, Mrs. EVA BEATTEI of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Mrs. SADIE GRAHAM of Boggy Depot; five sons, JOHN of Tupelo, EDGAR of Maud, LATHAM of Wapanucka, ALLEN and GATES CLIFFORD of California. Services were held Saturday in Clarita conducted by a Methodist minister from Ada. Burial was in the Moore cemetery, arranged by Holmes funeral home of Durant.
Thursday, September 22, 1938
Old One-Toe is Finally Captured
Old One-Toe, big timber wolf, has been a menace in Marshall County since 1932. Her career was abruptly brought to an end Tuesday night when the big wolf stepped into a trap on the T. J. BREDING farm, 7 ½ miles southwest of Madill. The old wolf was easily recognized because of the fact only one toe remained on one fore-foot, shown in the pictures.
Sonny Boy Awarded to Mrs. Biggers
Sonny Boy TAYLOR, over whose custody his father and foster-mother have been to district court four times and one time to the state supreme court, will continue to live with the latter. Judge J. I. GOINS presided. Mrs. ANNIE TAYLOR BIGGRERS, the foster mother, has raised the small boy since he was placed in her arms when he was a baby. At that time she was the wife of Taylor’s brother. Later her husband died and a few months ago she married Mr. Biggers. Both Mrs. Biggers and Mr. Taylor live in the Wapanucka vicinity…
Found Dead at His Home in Tishomingo
JOHN BRIDGES, 89 years old, went to sleep Monday night. Tuesday morning, when his granddaughter called him for breakfast, he failed to answer. He had peacefully passed away during the night. Mr. Bridges had lived in Tishomingo since long before statehood and was well known particularly by old timers. He had been very active, considering his age, up to time of his death. Funeral services were held at Ravia Wednesday, with Rev. W. I. LOWE of the Tishomingo Baptist Church officiating. Mr. Bridges had been a member of the Baptist church for years. He is survived by four children, Mrs. MAGGIE BEAVERS of Tishomingo, Mrs. NORA QUAID of Ardmore, LIZZIE BIRD of Corpus Christi, Texas, and JIM BRIDGES of Tishomingo; 28 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; three half-sisters, DORA WAGGONER of Russett, FRANNIE CHAMRIC of Russett, and PARALEE CRAIG of Ravia; one half-brother, JIM PIERCE of Ravia. His wife died November 27, 1919.
Mrs. MATTIE MADISON
Mrs. MATTIE HODGES MADISON died at her home in Coleman, Sept. 18. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with Rev. W. I. LOWE of the Tishomingo Baptist church officiating. Surviving besides her husband, CLYDE MADISON and two children, are her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. T. V. HODGES of Coleman, seven sisters, Mrs. CORA STROUD of Slayton, Texas, Mrs. PEARLIE FRAIR of Coleman, Mrs. ZORA VAUGHN of Coleman, Mrs. MAMIE BRAKE of Slayton, Texas, Mrs. BESSIE ALLEN of Leonard, Texas, Mrs. HATTIE GUYER of Byars, and Mrs. RUBY TUCKY of Coleman; two brothers, T. V. HODGES Jr. and SIDNEY HODGES of Coleman. Mrs. Madison was united with the Missionary Baptist Church at Centerhill in 1932 but moved her membership to Coleman in 1938, during a revival of Rev. W. I. Lowe. Of the ten children born to Mr. and Mrs. Hodges, Mrs. Madison was the first to pass away. All the children were present for the funeral except Mr. Stroud and Mrs. Brake.
Mrs. U. R. HUDSON, age 50, passed away at her home near Fillmore Saturday. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with Rev. EMET KIMBROUGH of the Nazarene Church at Milburn officiating. Interment was in the Enterprise cemetery. Mrs. Hudson is survived by her husband and three children.
Pioneer Minister Buried Saturday
Rev. ROGERS ANDERSON, who was born in what is now Pushmataha County, Aug. 6, 1850, died last Thursday at his home near Connerville. Funeral services were held Saturday with Rev. W. I. LOWE of the Tishomingo Baptist church officiating. Rev. Anderson was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and was ordained a minister in 1900. He is survived by two sons, RAYNIE ANDERSON of Connerville and CHARLES ANDERSON of Weathers. His wife died in 1932.
Protest of Water Lack to Be Made
Mass meeting of the Tishomingo colored people was called for next Monday night by R. T. JAMES, negro leader, to discuss the possibilities of securing a fire plug for the negro residential section of Tishomingo. The action is the result of a fire early Wednesday morning when the home of LAFE BUTCHER was burned to the ground. Only reason several other houses were not destroyed by fire was because there was almost no wind, James said. Colored folk can not obtain insurance on their homes and their school and church are in danger if a fire breaks out and when the wind is blowing hard.
Thursday, October 13, 1938
Killed on Railroad Trestle
Mangle body of THOMAS WOODY STEWIG, Mannsville man, was found Sunday morning on the railroad trestle on Hwy 70 east of Ardmore. The accident occurred sometime Saturday night but the body was not found until early Sunday morning by some farmers who happened to be passing. Cause of the accident is unknown but it was thought Sewig either did not hear the train or he might have stumbled and was not able to get off the trestle before the train crushed his body. The Watts ambulance took the body to the Watts funeral home at Madill. Stewig, who was only 34 years old, is survived by his wife and four daughters, IRENE, BETTY JANE, NADINE and PEARL. His mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. J. T.STEWIG of Mannsville, three brothers, and three sisters also survive. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Mannsville cemetery with JOHN W. PIGG of the Church of Christ officiating.
Oakland Boy Killed in Car Accident
One Oakland boy is dead, another at the point of death and a third badly injured and two more have slight injuries as the result of a highway crash early Sunday morning. ELVIN RUSSELL died Monday of injuries sustained in the crash. CLIFF VANDERVER is in an Oklahoma City hospital suffering injuries likely to be fatal. LESTER PRICE is recovering from a severe head injury. BUSTER TEMPLETON and JAMES HOWE are recovering from minor cuts and bruises…The boys had been to Ardmore Saturday night and were on their way home about 2:30 in the morning. They made the trip in Price’s car and he was driving. … Vanderver is about 25 years old, married, and lives with his parents at Oakland. He is not related to the Vanderverts of Madill. Lester Price, about 19 years old, is at home recovering from a head injury. He lives with his mother at Oakland and is a brother of ANNIE PRICE and Mrs. RICHARD HICKS. BUSTER TEMPLETON, about 18 years old, is a nephew of CLIFF VANDERVER and lives with the Vandervers. He is a student at Madill high school and plays on the high school football team. JAMES HOWE, age 16, lives at Oakland with his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. BERT GARDNER. Indications that the wreck was caused by the driver going to sleep are substantiated by the fact that a few months ago, Price went to sleep while riding on a truck at Lake Murray, he fell off the truck while it was traveling about 15 mph, but no injured.
Former Resident of County Passes
AMAZIAH GREENWOOD, age 54, uncle of CECIL GREENWOOD of Tishomingo, died after several weeks illness at his home in Healdton last Week. Greenwood moved from Tishomingo about 25 years ago but has several friends and relatives, including three brothers and two sisters in Johnston County. Another brother lives in Oklahoma City. He had been assistant postmaster at Healdton for years.
Thursday, October 20, 1938
90 Year Old Indian Dies at Fillmore
ELTON HOLDMAN, 90 year old Indian, who lived in this section practically most of his life, died Thursday at the home of TAYLOR BROWN near Fillmore. Holdman had made his home with Brown for some time. Indian services were held Friday at Fillmore with interment in the Fillmore cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. No close relatives survive.
J. M. LOPER
J. M. LOPER, age 65, passed away at his home here early Monday morning after a long illness. He had been a resident of Tishomingo for many years and had been an active trader and business man until his last illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. W. I. LOWE, officiating. Interment in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Surviving besides his wife, is one daughter, Mrs. JAMES RITTER; a brother JACK LOPER of Trona, California; two sisters, Mrs. ESTELLE SMITH of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Mrs. E. H. DKCIK of McAlester.
Thursday, October 27, 1938
JAMES MCKAY LOPER, 1873-138
JAMES MCKAY LOPER, well known pioneer of Johnston County, passed away at his home in Tishomingo, Oct. 17, 1938 after a long illness. He was a resident of Tishomingo over 37 years, during which time he held positions of public trust. … He was postmaster of Tishomingo for 8 years. As tax commissioner and WPA supervisor, he gave eminent satisfaction. JAMES MCKAY LOPER was born July 13, 1873 in Brundage, Alabama and 5 years later, moved with his parents to southern Texas, where he received his public education. Later on, the family moved to Sherman, Texas, where he graduated from business college, June 21, 1896. He was married to HATTIE RAY DICK of Sherman, Texas. To this union was blessed with a daughter THERESA MARIE….
Thursday, November 3, 1938
Woman Friend to All Dies
Mrs. W. N. RATLIFF, age 87, who was mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother to almost 100 people, and friend to hundreds, died at her home east of Tishomingo Sunday afternoon after a short illness. At her bedside was her husband, whose age differs from hers by onlyday, who had lived with her and worked by her side since their marriage more than 68 years ago. Mors than 40 years of that 68 years of married life had spent what is now Johnston County. Here most of their nine children settled and raised their families and gained the respect of the community.
Pioneer of County Dies at Age 84
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Wapanucka for JOE SIAH MORTON, age 84, who died Monday at his home in Wapanucka. In charge of services were Rev. RICHARDSON, assisted by Rev. MUGG. Interment at the Wapanucka cemetery arranged by Chapman home. Surviving are two brothers, E. C. MORTON of Muskogee and J. N. MORTON of Silverton, Texas; Mrs. H. D. MORTON of Mineral Wells, Texas, and the following grandchildren, Mrs. R. R. ADDY of Wapanucka, NORMAN MORTON of Oklahoma City, ALFRED and SKELLY WOLVERTON of Seminole, Mrs. ELIZABETH DAVIS of McAlester and Mrs. ADDY JARVIS of Laura, Illinois. Mr. Morton had lived in Johnston County for the past half century. He joined the Baptist church at an early age and lived a consistent Christian life. He was a deacon in the Baptist church. His first wife died in 1914 and he married Mrs. NORA MICKLE, mother of BOB and CHARLES MCCALL and L. H. MICKLE, all of Tishomingo.
W. L. MEHARG
WILLIE LEE MEHARG, age 71, died at his home in Roff last Monday after a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Roff Tuesday with Rev. C. B. HOLLAND of the Asbury Methodist Church and Rev. COMBS of Roff in charge. Interment was in the East Hill cemetery of Roff. Mr. Meharg was born in Anniston, Alabama, moving to Texas in 1876. There he married ADA ARLENE DODSON and moved to Oklahoma in 1899. He organized and was president of the first bank at Fitshugh, later disposing of his banking interest and built and operated the first cotton fin. He sold his gin in 1927 and moved to Tishomingo and bought a cotton gin and grain elevator there. He continued in business until three years ago when ill health forced him to retire. Surviving are four sons, VESTON MEHARG of Ada, BUSTER MEHARG of Tishomingo, JOHN L. MEHARG of Roff, and DOUGLAS MEHARG of Tishomingo; three daughters, Mrs. A. C. NORRIS, LUCILLE MEHARG, and EVA LULA MEHARG, all of Tishomingo; three sisters, Mrs. PEARL SHROCK of Wichita Falls, Texas, Mrs. LAURA MILL of Jal, New Mexico; Mrs. ETTA COOPER of Nocona, Texas; two brothers, BOSE MEHARG of Spanish Ford, Texas and BUCK MEHARG of Roff, and nine grandchildren. Pallbearers were LEE BUNYARD, JOE ROBNETT, BOB HOOD, all of Roff, CHARLES GILLIAM of Tishomingo, LEO KING, DORIS and LEWIS EMMERSON of Fitshugh. Among the out of town attending the funeral were… Mrs. THAD MAJOR…
Card of thanks for husband and father; signed by Mrs. THAD MAJOR, Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR ASKEW, Mr. and Mrs. NOBLE HOLLOWAY, Mr. and Mrs. BO MAJOR, Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD MAJOR, and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. HINES.
Thursday, November 10, 1938
Handicap Doesn’t Hamper County Girl, Who Works and Is Happy Despite Injury
LOUISE DUNNING, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. DUNNING of Wapanucka, three years ago was ‘on top of the world,’ she was attractive, educated in Wapanucka school, Murray college, and East Central college, and had reason to look forward to a bright future. On June 1, 1835 a small neighbor boy was playing ‘bandit’ with a supposedly empty gun. The gun fired and the bullet accidentally struck Miss Dunning in the back, result was paralysis from the waist down. .. Louise Dunning refused to accept the inevitable. Before the accident, she had given her friends finger waves just for fun. As she looked for something to occupy her mind after she was able to sit in a wheelchair, she decided to commercialize on the finger-waving. She did good work and now has a paying business. She is saving every penny and hopes to enter a school for paralysis in California where she might learn to walk with braces.
Thursday, November 24, 1938
Mrs. Coker Passes Away
Mrs. SUSAN COKER, age 80, a resident of Johnston County almost 50 years, died Friday morning after two day illness of heart trouble in the home of her daughter Mrs. NELLIE HAYES in Ardmore. Funeral services were held in Tishomingo Saturday afternoon. Pallbearers: LEVY DAWSON, JACK SHIRLEY, LEE SHIRLEY, BUDDY COKER, BARNEY COKER and CALVIN COKER. Surviving are two sons, JESS COKER and COOTS COKER; three daughters, Mrs. Hayes of Ardmore, Mrs. BESSIE DAWSON of Fillmore, Mrs. MELDIE WOODY of Pittsburg; 27 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Coker was a member of the Free Will Baptist church for the past 60 years.
Funeral Services in Mill Creek
Funeral services were held in Mill Creek Friday for X. H. ENGLISH, age 81, of Los Angeles, who died in his California home Nov. 5. Mr. English, who was born in Sharp County, Arkansas, spent much of his life in and around Mill Creek. He is the father of Mrs. H. D. FRALEY who now lives near Mill Creek. Rev. JACK CHAFFIN conducted the services Friday with burial in the Mill Creek cemetery.
Pioneer Ravia Citizen Is Dead
J. R. BLYTHE, pioneer Ravia man, died at his home in Ravia Monday morning. He was 85 years of age and had been a resident of Ravia for 48 years, having lived in his present house for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. MARY JUNE BLYTHE, and one sister, Mrs. T. B. WINNINGHAM of St. Louis, Mo. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Holiness Church in Ravia with J. A. ACHILLE in charge.
Thursday, December 1, 1938
Mrs. HATTIE BROWN
Mrs. HATTIE BROWN, age 40, wife of JERRY BROWN of Washita Farms, died Tuesday morning. The family had lived at Washita Farms for the past seven years. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Nazarene church with Rev. EMET KIMBROUGH officiating. Interment was arranged by Chapman funeral home. Surviving are her husband; nine children, Mrs. FLOYD STALLINGS, Mrs. LOONEY BOSEN, DELPHIA, CALVIN, BESSIE MAY, ALBERT, BOBBY, WILLETTA and an infant, BARBARA SUE; four brothers, ED, SAM, JIM and BOB WOOD, and two sisters Mrs. MILLIE SPENCE and Mrs. DELLA DALE.
Pioneer Dies at Milburn
CLARENCE COMPTON, who came to Indian Territory before statehood and lived in what is now Johnston County since that time, passed away at the home of his sister Mrs. LULA JOHNSON of Milburn this week. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon with Rev. W. I. LOWE officiating. Surviving are two brothers, W. W. COMPTON of Sterling, Kansas, and E. M. COMPTON of Pawhuska; two sisters Mrs. ELLA DARBISON and Mrs. Johnson, both of Milburn.
Thursday, December 8, 1938
Long Time Resident of County Dies
J. W. MARSHALL, resident of this section for 40 years, passed away at the home of his son, J. C. MARSHALL, this week. Until a few months ago, he made his home with his daughter Mrs. JACK WALKER at Tishomingo. Mr. Marshall settled at Emet almost a half-century ago and later moved to Milburn. He had lived in what is now Johnston County most of the time since coming to Indian Territory. Funeral services were held at the graveside at Condon Grove cemetery Monday with Rev. A. H. OGLE, pastor of the Methodist church, in charge. Burial was arranged by Chapman funeral home. Surviving besides J. C. Marshall and Mrs. Walker are: daughter Mrs. LORA BAILEY of Ardmore, three sons, GEORGE MARSHALL of Tishomingo, HENRY MARSHALL of Ada and EMET MARSHALL of Maud.
Mother of Sheriff Dies in Kingston
Pneumonia caused the death of Mrs. J. B. DOWDY, pioneer of Marshall County, and mother of sheriff-elect of Johnston County, JIM DOWDY, at her home in Kingston last week. Mrs. Dowdy came to Oklahoma in 1898. Since that time, she has lived most of the time in Marshall County. She died at age of 82. Besides her son here, she is survived by six children, 24 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Mr. and Mrs. Dowdy were married for 64 years. Surviving are her children, Mrs. DELLA WHITE of Kingston, Mrs. ELLA MAYBERRY of Guthrie, FRANK DOWDY of Kingston, W. A. DOWDY of Kingston, E. H. DOWDY of Shawnee, JIM DOWDY of Tishomingo and Mrs. SILAS GORRELL of Kingston. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Baptist Church at Kingston with Rev. HUB BULLMAN of Sulphur officiating, assisted by Rev. W. I. LOWE of Tishomingo.
Card of thanks signed by: Mrs. J. W. WALKER of Tishomingo; J. C. MARSHALL of Tishomingo, G. W. MARSHALL of Hobbs, N. M.; E. F. MARSHALL of Maud, Mrs. W. H. BAILEY of Ardmore, W. H. MARSHALL of Ada, and Mrs. S. A. BOONE of Bay City, Texas.
Thursday, December 15, 1938
Killed in Car Wreck
J. D. WHITHORNE, age 32, was killed and BUSTER KALE, age 26, received a badly crushed leg Tuesday morning, when the car Kale was driving turned over on Hwy 90 near OTTO HUTTON’S filling station north of Tishomingo. Kale and Whithorne were returning from Ada where the former had been working and Kale fell asleep for just a second, he told a Capital-Democrat reporter, when he looked up, the car was headed for the ditch on the right side of the road, when he pulled it back the vehicle was heading for the other side, in an attempt to get the car straightened out, Kale lost control and a wheel came off. .. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Church for Whithorne with Rev. A. H. OGLE in charge. Interment was in the Tishomingo cemetery directed by Chapman funeral home. Surviving are his mother and four brothers. Whithorne had lived in Tishomingo all of his life, graduating from the high school and Murray college. He was a star player on both high school and college football teams.
91-Year Old Resident of County Dies
Ninety-one years ago in Indian Territory, an Indian baby was born to TURNER and LUCINDA BYNUM, who moved from Mississippi with the original Chickasaw tribe. The baby was a girl and was christened MARY. She grew to womanhood and married Col. GEORGE W. HARKINS of the Confederate Army who died in 1891. Mrs. Harkins lived in the same community in which she was born until last Saturday. She never grew old, her memory was still good up until she died and is the source of a good deal of the history of what is now Johnston County. She was a loveable character and her friends were legion. She is survived by two children, ED HARKINS and Mrs. LUCY B. CHEADLE, both of Emet; grandchildren, KISCO CHEADLE of Oklahoma City, YLYL CHEADLE of Muskogee, MARTIN D. CHEADLE of Holton, PUSH CHEADLE of Ponca City, BOB HARKINS of Oklahoma City, Mrs. I. H. WALTON of Wilburton, BILL HARKINS, ED HARKINS and LEFIER HARKINS. Services were held Sunday at the Presbyterian-Christian Church here with Dr. A. L. PORTERFIELD officiating. Special hymns were sung by a choir, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. WORKMAN, Mrs. M. C. COURTNEY, Mrs. PAUL PARK, and Mrs. JOE B. PALMER. Burial in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Six grandsons were pallbearers. Out of town relatives present at the services: Mrs. JUANITA SMITH JOHNSTON, LUDIE JOHNSTON, WILL M. BURNHAM and K. H. CHEADLE of Oklahoma City.
Hand Crushed in Machinery
HEBER GRUNDY, son of Mr. and Mrs. HOMER GRUNDY, employee at JIM HARKINS’ bakery, suffered a badly mangled hand Wednesday when his hand became caught in an electric mixer at which he was working. He was taken to the Tishomingo hospital and given emergency treatment.
W. S. HINCHEY
WILLIAM S. HINCHEY, well known and long time citizen of Wapanucka, after several weeks illness died at his home Sunday night. He was one of Wapanucka’s first citizens, had been connected with various kinds of business until on account of failing health, he was forced to retire a few years ago. He is survived by four sons, ARCHIE HINCHEY, JACK HINCHEY, and CLIFFORD HINCHEY of Wapanucka, BOB HINCHEY of Texola; a daughter Mrs. LEE JONES of Shamrock, Texas; and one brother CHARLES HINCHEY of Tishomingo. Funeral services were held by Rev. J. R. CARTWRIGHT at his residence Monday afternoon with interment in the Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home.
Thursday, December 15, 1938
W. J. Terry
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the family home in Wapanucka for W. J. TERRY, well known stock buyer and pioneer resident of this area, who died Saturday. Terry was at one time tie and lumber buyer for the Rock Island RR in what is now Johnston County the past 40 years and was one of the most valuable stock breeders in the county. He had been in poor health for some time. Services were in charge of J. J. STOBAUGH, minister in the Church of Christ in Tishomingo. Mrs. Mead had charge of music. Interment in the Wapanucka cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Surviving are his wife and one son BILL TERRY of Wapanucka.
Thursday, December 22, 1938
A. C. Tipps’ Neck Broken
Every vertebra in the neck of A. C. TIPPS, an employee on the high school auditorium, was broken Thursday afternoon when an 80 pound rock used in the construction of the building slipped and fell about 30 feet smashing him on the head. Tipps was standing directly under the building stone but was saved from instant death by a scaffold upon which the rock hit before it came on down. The injured man was rushed to the Tishomingo hospital…where an X-ray revealed his neck was broken. .. Dr. R. V. MONTAGUE said slightest movement during the next few days could mean instant death.
Wapanucka by WALTER DUNN
After being enrolled in five other camps since his first enrollment at Fort Sill, Camp. No. 849 in October 1933, A. F. CARPENTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. FRANK CARPENTER of Wapanucka, is now stationed at Brownwood, Texas. Carpenter, born and reared in Wapanucka, is the only representative in this camp from Wapanucka. On Oct. 11, 1933, he enrolled at Fort Sill. .. From Fort Sill, he was transferred to French Creek, Wyoming staying there a few months, then transferred to Oklahoma, stationed at Davis, and in October 1934 he was transferred to Lake Murray at Ardmore, spending two years helping build the largest man made lake in the U. S., then transferred in January 1936 to Arizona to a camp located at Grand Canyon, then transferred to Ten Sheep, Wyoming, finally to his present camp at Brownwood, Texas.
At the home of LEONARD DANSBY Thursday night, his wife, IRENE DANSBY, died. She was laid to rest at the Fort cemetery Friday afternoon.
Thursday, December 29, 1938
Reunion at Dunn Home
Wapanucka, Dec. 29:
A reunion was held in Wapanucka at the home of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM A. DUNN. The following members were present: WARD DUNN, manger of their Clarita ranch; Mr. and Mrs. ALLEN DUNN of Reno, Nevada, who have spent two weeks here after several years absence; Mr. and Mrs. E. O. WHEAT of Ada; Miss BRAZILIA DUNN of Dallas, Texas, where she is studying voice the past year. Mr. and Mrs. ALFRED DUNN of Denver, Colorado were the only ones unable to attend. Mr. and Mrs. DUNN are among the oldest settlers of this part of the state. He came to this country nearly 60 years ago and started ranching.
Christmas cheer in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. SMITH had all their children present: Mrs. BESS SCUDDER of Phoenix, Arizona; Mr. and Mrs. K. J. LEFEVRE and son CHARLES CASSIDY of Hartshorne, Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE GRAYSON and son CLARENCE of Corpus Christi. A nephew, F. H. DONAVAN of Chillicothe, Texas, was here, son of Mrs. MYRA DONAVAN who resides here.