The Tishomingo Capital-Democrat
Thursday, January 7, 1943
JOHN WALLER, farmer died suddenly Saturday night following a heart attack. Services were held Monday afternoon at the Wapanucka Baptist church with Rev. WILLIARD officiating. Mr. Waller was well known in the county. His daughter Miss EDITH WALLER, now a teacher in New Mexico, formerly taught in the school system of Wapanucka. He is survived by his wife and five daughters, Miss Edith Waller in New Mexico; Miss NOVA WALLER of the school at Graham, Okla., Miss LILLIAN WALLER of the home; Mrs. BERNICE KERN of Oklahoma City and Mrs. GEORGE HOBEL of Kansas City. Funeral arrangements were made by Chapman funeral home.
News Man Dies in Wapanucka
Funeral services were held for WALTER J. DUNN, age 67, of Wapanucka, Saturday afternoon in the Methodist Church in Wapanucka with Rev. RALPH PATTERSON officiating. Mr. Dunn came to Oklahoma 16 years ago and has been prominent in Wapanucka life since he first made his home there. Mr. Dunn died suddenly Dec. 31 from a heart attack. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. LILLIAN DUNN; two daughters, Miss PATRICIA DUNN of Des Moines, Iowa, where she is a member of the W.A.A.C. and Miss PEGGY DUNN of the home; and a sonBOB DUNN of Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, Texas. Mr. Dunn was born May 17, 1875 in Hampton, Illinois, and in Dallas, Oct. 14, 1913 he married Miss LILLIAN CONRAD. Later he lived in Denison, Texas where he engaged in the wholesale grocery business. He moved to Wapanucka 16 years and was city treasurer at time of death. In addition to his immediate family, he is survived by a sister Mrs. ELIZABETH JOHNSON of Tucson, Arizona; one brother, T. D. DUNN of Taylor, Texas; a niece, BLANCHE DUNN SHERIDAN of Fort Worth; two nephews, DAN DUNN of Denison, Texas and OTTO DUNN of Denison. Pallbearers: BEN F. PAYNE, J. A. MONTGOMERY, M. D. FAULKENBERRY, E. B. HUNT, T. H. HENDERSON, RUSSELL BROWN, H. E. BROULLIARD and M. C. SMITH. Interment in the Wapanucka Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home.
Graveside Services for Savage Infant
Graveside services were held Wednesday for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WOODROW SAVAGE, who was found dead early that morning. Rev. M. D. GENTRY of the First Baptist Church officiating for the five day old girl.
Pioneer Teller Woman Buried
From the Chapman funeral home chapel, services were held Sunday for Mrs. MARTHA K. SWINDELL, 75 year old pioneer Teller pioneer. Mrs. Swindell died Saturday. She is survived by her husband, T. L. Swindell and two sons, GREEN and T. L. Swindell Jr.
Friends met in Wapanucka Thursday to pay tribute to Mrs. EDITH MORTON, who died at her homer there Tuesday. Services were conducted by Rev. M. D. GENTRY. Mrs. Morton, wife of HUGH MORTON, pioneer merchant of Wapanucka, is survived by two children, NORMAN who is in the U. S. army forces, stationed at New Orleans, and Mrs. RUFUS ADDY of Wapanucka; a sister, Mrs. EMMA AIKENS of Arkansas; two brothers, WILL WALTON and EMORY WALTON of San Antonio, Texas; and a niece, Mrs. JAKE DAVIS of Tishomingo. Funeral arrangements were made by the Chapman funeral home.
The JACK MARTIN family moved from here to Oklahoma City. We regret to lose GENEVA and ARTHUR MARTIN, pupils in the school.
The TOAD BYNUM family visited the ROSS LEDGERWOOD home.
The OTIS KINSEY family of Ardmore were guests of the URIE PIGG family.
The FLOYD BROOKS family visited the FOSTER WRIGHT home.
Miss JUDY and PINKY HUGHES of Tishomingo visited the school.
The ROSS LEDGERWOOD family moved here from the Bullard Chapel community.
J. W. LOVETT visited the PRESTON LOVETT family.
On the honor roll of the primary class at the school: CAROLYN and PATRICIA BURRIS, RANDALL CARGILL, KANITA ANN POPE, CLETA FERN PAYNE and GENEVA ANN MARTIN.
WILEY PAYNE and children visited the WILLIE BEAVERS family.
Mrs. DOYLE LOVETT and son MEREIDTH of Oklahoma City visited here.
BETTY JO ALLEN visited the JOHN LAMB family.
OGLA, MARY and IVA HARRIS and ALTON and MILLIE CARAWAY visited the H. F. ALLEN family.
Mr. and Mrs. BOB HINCHEY and daughter visited the A. T. CARAWAY family.
BILL ROWE visited the LESLIE ROWE home.
The A. T. CARAWAY family and the J. H. GREENWOOD family attended a singing in the Blue church Thursday night.
Thursday, January 14, 1943
Despondency over returning to his base at Camp Carson, Colorado, caused Pvt. SILAS M. MIDDLETON, about 35, of Mannsville to kill himself Jan. 7. Pvt. Middleton had just completed a ten day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. JOHN MIDDLETON. Burial was not made until Tuesday, pending release from the Army. … Rev. LOWE conducted the funeral services at Mannsville Tuesday and burial was in the Cedar Hill cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home of Madill. He is survived by his parents; four brothers, LAWRENCE, CECIL, THOMAS, BILLY and a sister Mrs. F. BANKS.
Phillips Pardons Wright
CODY WRIGHT, whose turbulent dealings with his divorced wife, LUCY WRIGHT, have been in court actions for the past two years, was granted a pardon by LEON C. PHILLIPS, Jan. 89, ina wave of clemency actions taken by him before the relinquished the governorship of the state on Jan. 11.…Cody and Lucy Wright were married Dec. 4, 1933 in Chickasha and began divorce action Jan. 26, 1939...a long period of court proceedings… Wright has remarried.
Funeral services for BILL BETTS, who died Sunday in Norman, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Chapman funeral home chapel with Rev. PHILLIP PIERCE of the Methodist Church officiating. Mr. Betts was born in Pattison, Texas, 59 years ago, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. D. S. BETTS, pioneer residents of this community. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. BEULAH RICHARDSON and Mrs. NANNIE SCOTT of Dallas, and two brothers, D. L. BETTS of Wichita and TONY BETTS of San Francisco. Pallbearers: MACK RUTHERFORD, ED RUTHERFORD, JIM PARKS, LUTHER GREEN, WILBUR WHITE and GRADY COGDILL. Out of town attending the funeral: Mr. and Mr. T. J. SCOTT, Mrs. A. E. GORE, Mrs. NETTIE SILLING of Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. V. P. SCOTT of Dallas.
Connerville Kin Killed in Train-Car Crash
Mrs. JODIE HEFFINGTON CAMPBELL, her husband and 13 years old daughter were killed last week near their home at Flagstaff, Arizona, when their car collided with a train. Her parents Mr. and Mrs. JOE HEFFINTON of Connerville were notified. Funeral services were held there. Mrs. Campbell’s sister, Mrs. MARY SHULTZ and two brothers, CHARLES HEFFINGTON and BUCK HEFFINGTON went to Arizona for the rites.
Troy Man Fatally Burned in California
Funeral rites for J. T. ROBERTS, age 24, of Troy, who died from burns in Huntington Park, California, last week, were held Friday at Troy by the Chapman funeral home. Roberts died when his home was completely destroyed by fire.
From The Daily Oklahoma, Dec. 17, JACK PEBWORTH is missing in action. Lt. Pebworth finished Murray college here in June 1941, then joined the Army to train as a pilot… he helped sink two Japanese destroyers north of Kiska Island…
Rev. S. B. NELSON filled his regular appointment here Sunday.
Mrs. STELLA TEEL visited her brother, SAM J. HAM of the Randolph community.
Mrs. AVA CONVERSE and family and J. N. HUDDLESTON visited Mrs. LUTHER WARREN.
Mrs. PALMER has been ill.
Mrs. EVA FRANCIS and children of Clifton, Arizona visited the O. J. MARSHALL family.
NADINE HOPEWELL has as Sunday guests, OZIE BRASHIER, ARNOLD MAYS and WANDA SMITH.
Mr. and Mrs. PLEAS GREENWOOD visited her mother, Mrs. VADA BRASHIER.
MARGARET LOU CODY visited FAE and MAE WARREN.
MARTIN and WANDA JO WELLS visited COY LEE SMITH.
Mrs. J. W. Richardson Celebrates 85th Birthday
Mrs. J. W. RICHARDSON of Wapanucka celebrated her 85th birthday Jan. 8 at home with her daughter Mrs. LELA BROWN. Mr. and Mrs. HORACE MCCURRY fixed a nice birthday dinner and in the afternoon, she was surprised with a shower by friends. A birthday cake with 85 candles was baked by Mrs. Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. BAUGHMAN and daughters Miss BETTY BAUGHMAN of Oklahoma City and Mrs. MERLE BLAKELY went to Sulphur to attend the funeral of MURTON RICE, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Baughman.
C. H. JOHNSON, a negro living near Milburn, renewed his subscription to the Capitol-Democrat when he transacted business in Tishomingo Friday.
HOLDER WILLIAMS of Milburn was transacting business in Tishomingo and announced plans for a farm sale at his farm on the north edge of Milburn.
Thursday, January 28, 1943
Burns Fatal to Bob Newman
Burns he received more than three weeks ago caused the death of BOB NEWMAN Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. V. L. BAVINGTON in Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. JOHN J. STOBAUGH at the Chapman funeral home chapel Sunday afternoon. Mr. Newman was born April 26, 1868 in Tennessee and came to Tishomingo about 40 years ago. He is survived by his son, BOB NEWMAN Jr. of Paris, Texas; daughters Mrs. BAVINGTON of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. MILDRED WELCH of Oklahoma City; two brothers, TOM NEWMAN of Ada and ANDY NEWMAN of Arkansas; two sisters, Mrs. TOM HUDGENS of West Plains, Mo., and Miss ADDY NEWMAN of Arkansas. Pallbearers: MACK WOLFE, ANDY ARMSTRONG, HORACE CUNNINGHAM, L. G. WILEY and JIM PARKS. Interment was in the city cemetery.
Services for Pioneer of Russett
Funeral services for STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS SHOOK, resident of Russett the past 58 years, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Russett church with Rev. CHARLES BLACK, Madill Baptist pastor, officiating. Mr. Shook died Monday in an Ardmore hospital after a three day illness. He was born Jan. 17, 1868 in Des Moines, Iowa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. MARY SHOOK; four sons, E. E. of Mountain View, D. E. of Phoenix, Arizona, W. C. and S. A. Jr. of Russett; two daughters Mrs. MARY MILTON of Tishomingo and Mrs. IVY BURTON of Ardmore; four stepchildren, two sisters, Mrs. EMMA ALLEN of Russett and Mrs. MATTIE DANIELS of Oregon; 25 grandchildren, and one great-grandchildren. Interment in the Russett cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home of Madill.
Miss VIRGINIA ALEXANDER, formerly associated with the Tishomingo Drug Store, resigned to accept a position in the county school superintendent’s office, announced by Mrs. EARL MCDONALD, county supt. Miss MARGIE LINCH/LYNCH, who formerly held the position, resigned to go to Atoka, her home town, and work. Mrs. RAY HARBERT succeeds Miss Alexander at the drug store.
Thursday, February 11, 1943
Rev. Charles H. Ward
In the church that he had delivered countless sermons, where he had brought together many of different faiths, funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Rev. CHARLES H. WARD. Rev. Ward died late Monday following an illness of several months. However, he had recuperated enough to deliver a brief message not two weeks ago from the pulpit of the church he loved. Distinguished ministers from over the state came to pay tribute to him. Rev. L. C. WALTER, president of the Oklahoma Presbytery, and Rev. WARD DAVIS of the First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City, Rev. REYNOLDS of Pauls Valley and Rev. EPPERSON of Ada spoke. Representatives of the Army Air Force Technical Training Command formed a guard of honor. For although he was ill, Rev. Ward succeeded in creating interest in the establishment of the United Service Organization branch and was the first president of the group. Pallbearers: M. C. COURTNEY, F. B. RUSH, OTTO HUTTON, DENVER PHELPS, J. C. MARTIN, JOE B. PALMER, JIM HARKEY and LUTHER HARBERT. Active in civic work, Rev. Ward was a member of the Wesley Brotherhood, the Lions Club and served on the rationing board. He and Mrs. Ward came to Tishomingo three years ago from Snyder. Rev. Ward was born 33 years ago in Missouri and received his ministerial training at a Presbyterian seminary in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by Mrs. Ward; his mother Mrs. O. WARD of Raymondville, Texas who was in the hospital at the time of her son’s death and unable to attend the funeral. His grandmother died only last week and his father less than a year ago. The body was shipped to Cameron, Texas for interment.
When AARON ‘RED’ GILL went to the Army, he left his big German police dog with his mother, Mrs. OLLIE GILL, and his sister, Miss OPHELIA GILL, an invalid. Now the dog is gone. Mrs. Gill has searched everywhere for it. It was a constant companion for Miss Gill. She is ill and worrying over the loss of the dog. They live across the swinging bridge. Red Gill is an MP at Laredo, Texas.
Thursday, February 25, 1943
Mrs. Ward’s Brother Dies
Friends of Mrs. CHARLES H. WARD were grieved to learn of the death of her brother, KENNETH MCBURNETTE/MCBURNET at Uvalde, Texas, who died suddenly Saturday. He had attended the funeral of the late Rev. Charles H. Ward not two weeks ago. Mrs(??). McBurnette has been an invalid for months and is considered in a serious condition.
Mrs. J. WHITE WILLIAMS, mother of Miss LEOLA WILLIAMS, who has been seriously ill for past weeks, was slightly improved. A nephew of the family, T. K. MORPHEW, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. MORPHEW of Greenville, spent the weekend with them. He is stationed in san Francisco aboard of a sub-tender and will return to base there.
Wapanucka, Feb. 24: MILES FAULKENBERRY will host to the people of Wapanucka at a free picture show Saturday when the representatives of the Public Service Co. of Oklahoma bring a colored movie, ‘Oklahoma Gears for War,’ to this town. The movie was written and produced by J. P. ARNOLD and MERLE BLAKELY of Tulsa…
DOUG HOLLY, former city marshal of Mill Creek, was chosen as county jailor here by CHARLIE GILLIAM, county sheriff. He will replace JOHNSTON ‘PUNK’ LEWIS, who was drafted. Mr. Holly will move his family to Tishomingo as soon as he finds an available home.
Lt. HERSCHEL RAMSEY, who was graduated from the commercial department here with the class of 1939, was killed in an airplane crash in the Panama Canal Zone…. His home was in Burneyville in Love County. He began his pilot training while he was a senior at East Central State College, leaving there for army duty in 1941.
Lt. and Mrs. JOHN E. HARRIS, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. PETERMAN, and Mrs. JOHN HARRIS visited at Murray.
Mr. and Mrs. DEE SMITH left for California. Mr. Smith had been in business in Ravia for several years.
Mrs. W. M. HATCH and daughter, Mrs. ORVILLE WILLIAMS, of Connerville, visited in Tishomingo.
Mr. and Mrs. BOB ARMSTRONG and daughter, ANDRA, and Miss ESTELLE CLARK visited Mrs. Armstrong’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. JIM LESTER at Mill Creek.
Lt. and Mrs. JOHN E. HARRIS of Camp Bowie, Texas, visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HARRIS of Ravia and Mr. and Mrs. J. K. PETERMAN of Tishomingo.
Thursday, March 4, 1943
J. S. SAVAGE
Funeral services for J. S. Savage were held Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with Rev. M. D. GENTRY officiating and BART BIRMINGHAM directed the song service. Burial was directed by Chapman funeral home. Mr. Savage was born 1863 in Tennessee, going to Texas years later to marry MOLLIE DURBIAN, later moving to Oklahoma. Of their nine children, four boys survive; JAMES E. SAVAGE of Knoxville, Tenn., HARRY, ROY and WOODROW SAVAGE of Tishomingo. He is survived by the boys, his wife, and six grandchildren. One grandson, JACK SAVAGE, is in the U. S. Navy. Pallbearers: WALTER THOMPSON, FLOYD INGRAM, BILL WEBB, H. CRABTREE, BILLY KING and BILL THOMAS.
BOB ARMSTRONG, who has been associated with his father, ANDY ARMSTRONG, in managing Armstrong & Co. since his graduation from Oklahoma A. & M. College, left to join the Douglas Aircraft Co. in Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. DUARD PYLE and children CAROLYN and JAN spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN J. STOBAUGH. Mrs. Pyle will be remembered as Miss ELIZABETH STOBAUGH. Mr. and Mrs. PYLE established a home at Oklahoma City after moving from Fort Smith, Ark.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. MCGEE of Texarkana spent the week with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. MCGEE.
Mrs. VAL BARTLETT and Miss JEAN LILES were in Ardmore.
Mrs. HESTER ASKEW returned form California where she spent the past month with her husband, who is employed there. Her sister, Mrs. KATHRYN MAJOR HINES, who also visited there, accompanied her home.
Mrs. RAY EHRICH and son TONY returned from Milwaukee to make their home in Tishomingo. Mr. Erhich is now in the U. S. Air Corps.
Mrs. LAURA SANDERS has been ill.
Mr. and Mrs. STANLEY CUNNINGHAM and son STAN has as guest, Mrs. DORA B. CUNNINGHAM of Chickasha.
Thursday, March 16, 1943
Tribute for Chickasaws’ First Lady
Tribute to Mrs. DOUGLAS H. JOHNSTON, widow of the last elected governor of the Chickasaws, was paid here Friday when friends from over the state gathered for her funeral rites. Mrs. Johnston died March 9 in an Oklahoma City hospital, age 77. Since 1939 when Gov. Johnston died, she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. JUANITA JOHNSTON SMITH. First lady of the Chickasaws for more than 40 years, Mrs. Johnston made a host of friends throughout the territory and state. She met and married her Indian leader husband when he was superintendent of the Bloomfield Academy and she was a teacher in a Chickasaw school on the Oklahoma bank of the Red River, across from Denison, Texas. When Gov. Johnston assumed duties in Tishomingo, they established a home at Emet. In Oklahoma City, Thursday, state dignitaries paid tribute to this pioneer while at the Chapman funeral home chapel here, Friday, again another group gathered. Rev. PHILLIP PIERCE of the Methodist Church read the service. Among the out of town friends were Gov. FLOYD MAYTUBBY, appointed governor of the tribe, succeeding the late Gov. Johnston; Mr. and Mrs. I. H. WALTON and Mrs. LUCY CHEADLE of Wilburton; Mrs. LA UNA SKINNER, Mrs. FRANKIE LOVE and Mrs. RALPH JOHNSTON of Denison, Texas; Mrs. HELEN FERRIS, Miss LORENA SHORT, and Mrs. ADA BINGHAM of Oklahoma City and Gov. Chief DURANT of Durant. Burial was here.
A photo: somewhere in North Africa, these Yanks take time out to read the Murray College paper, The Aggielite. On the extreme left is a brother of ELSIE REYNOLDS, former Aggie. Miss Reynolds is now a riveter at the Spartan Co. at Tulsa.
Aunt Dinah Dies
Those who have known, Aunt DINAH CLARK, well known negro resident, were saddened to know of her death this past week. She was the mother-in-law of BILL MCKENSIE.
J. BOB DEES, formerly of Wapanucka, was found guilty of manslaughter charges in an Atoka court Monday and sentenced to 7 years. He was charged with the murder of his wife, NORMA DEES, age 24, July 26, 1942. At the time of her death, he was a defense worker in Texas, home on vacation. He and Mrs. Dees had been to Atoka and en route home, when he said his wife fell from their car, when the door swung open, and fractured her skull. She later died in an Ada hospital.
Pioneer Resident Dies
Funeral services were held this week in Oklahoma City for MARTIN L. BOWERS, age 81, formerly of Johnston County. Bowers was the first Rock Island Railroad agent in Tishomingo and saw much of the opening of the state.
TIM GRAHAM and RAYMOND HALEY left for Fort Worth to work in the defense industry. Haley is present water superintendent.
Thursday, April 1, 1943
First State Bank Acquires Mill Creek Bank
With the sale of the assets of the First National Bank of Mill Creek to the First State Bank of Tishomingo, it will be the first time since 1901 that the Penner family of Mill Creek hasn’t been in the banking business in Mill Creek. (history of the Mill Creek bank)…Mr. and Mrs. CHARLIE PENNER have three child, CHARLINE, DOROTHY NELL and DWAINE ‘SON’ who is a private in Australia and his wife is employed at the First National Bank of McAlester. Charline’s husband, Major HERBERT VON TUNGION, is based at Tucson, Arizona while Dorothy’s husband is Lt. E. C. SWANK. Another daughter PEGGY was accidentally killed while hunting in 1938.
Pioneer Pontotoc Woman Dead
Funeral services for Mrs. VIOLET LOVE WEEMS, age 73, pioneer Pontotoc matron, were held Wednesday at the Union church in Pontotoc. Mrs. Weems died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. MITTIE LAWSON in Wichita Falls, Texas. She is survived by nine children, Mrs. Lawson, Mrs. MYRTLE PAYNE of Wayside, Texas; Mrs. JON KISER of Pontotoc, Mrs. VELMA HULL of Bethany, Miss WILLIE WEEMS of Ranger, Texas, WALTER WEEMS of Shawnee, LUTE WEEMS of Marietta, HERBERT WEEMS of Oklahoma City, and CARMEL WEEMS of Stonewall and her husband, BILL WEEMS. Burial in the Pontotoc cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home.
Thursday, May 13, 1943
Well Known City Woman Dies
In the Chapman funeral home chapel, final rites were conducted Sunday afternoon for Mrs. SALLY KINGSBERRY, age 70, who died in her home in Tishomingo Friday. Rev. PHILIP S. PIERCE of the Tishomingo Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the city cemetery. Pallbearers: HEAD WHITE, HAL STAMPS, Mr. HARKEY, JOHN MARTIN, M. RUTHERFORD, and BILL WHITE. Mrs. Kingsberry, who was born in Paris, Texas, in 1873, is survived by one son, R. H. KINGSBERRY of Houston, Texas, one sister Mrs. O’DELL of Haileyville; two half-sisters, Mrs. ELLIS CHURCH of Mannsville and Mrs. HELEN SLATEN/SLATON of Ardmore. She was the widow of GEORGE H. KINGSBERRY who preceded her in death in 1933 and she had lived in Tishomingo since 1890 and was married here. She was known as Aunt Sally.
Pioneer Resident Died Saturday
Final rites for Mrs. FLAURA HOOSIER, age 72, resident of Johnston County, were held Tuesday in the Tishomingo First Baptist Church with Rev. M. D. GENTRY officiating. Interment was in the family plot of the city cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Mrs. Hoosier is survived by one daughters, Mrs. F. E. SHAW of Tishomingo; one son WALTER HOOSIER of Ardmore and one granddaughter Mrs. MOZELLE HALLETT of Houston, Texas. A native of Georgia, Mrs. Hoosier moved to this territory in 1895 and made her home here since that time. She was the widow of the late W. H. HOOSIER who died in 1916. They were married in Georgia where their home was at that time.
Rites for Mrs. Baker
Funeral services for Mrs. JANE BAKER, age 76, resident of Clarita, were held Monday with Rev. M. D. GENTRY of the Tishomingo First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the city cemetery, arranged by Chapman funeral home. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. M. R. MCADAMS and three grandchildren. Mrs. Baker was born in Kentucky in 1867 and had resided in Oklahoma since 1903.
CALVIN ALBRIGHT, employed with the Austin Bridge Co., visited in Dallas.
L. D. HALLEY, county jailor, was lonesome Tuesday, as the county jail ended its third empty day. The county had no ‘boarders’ since Sunday morning.
Mrs. C. W. GILBERRY and daughter JUANITA, Mrs. HUBERT BLACKWELL and small son CHARLES WILLIAM, and Mrs. G. L. BASS visited the RAY KENNEY/KINNEY home.
Pfc. JOHNSON ‘PUNK’ LEWIS, of Camp McCain in Mississippi, visited here. Before his induction three months ago, he was county jailor.
Pvt. WILLIAM ‘BILL’ NORRIS wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs. COY NORRIS of Tishomingo, that ‘he thinks the Army is swell.’ He is at Camp Robinson, Arkansas.
Pfc. J. A. LESTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES LESTER of Mill Creek, is visiting his parents, and sister Mrs. BOB ARMSTRONG of Tishomingo. He is at Baton Rouge, La.
Pvt. JIMMIE WILTSEY visited friends here and his grandmother at Ada. He volunteered for the service in November and is stationed in Georgia.
ELSIE FUTCH of Huntington Park, California, visited her grandmother, Mrs. NELLIE TOLBERT and other relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CLIFTON and family of Denison, Texas, visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. CLIFTON and Mr. and Mrs. WARD SCOTT.
Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS FISHER and grandson JOHNNIE of Oklahoma City visited the latter’s mother, Mrs. E. A. DUDLEY and relatives.
Mr. Tolbert entertained the young people with a dance Wednesday to celebrate the marriage of his granddaughter, ELSIE FUTCH, to Sgt. HOWARD JOHNSON who is stationed in Canada.
CHARLENE BAILEY of Denison, Texas, visited her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. WARD SCOTT.
Visiting the BARNEY DUDLEY home were Mr. and Mrs. DAN PERKINS and children, WAYNE and VERA; JOHN POWELL, Mrs. MINNIE DUDLEY, Mr. and Mrs. PORTER DUDLEY, Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS FISHER and grandson JOHNNIE of Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. BAULTY DUDLEY visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. ORG PRICE at Sulphur.
Mrs. R. E. RUTHERFORD returned from Amarillo, Texas, where she had been at the bedside of her brother, C. H. TROTTER, who had major surgery in the Veterans hospital there.
Among the marriage licenses: Pfc. ALEX BROWN, age 20, of Memphis and Miss MARTHA L. GASSAWAY, age 20, of Memphis, Tennessee.
Mr. and Mrs. IRVIN DUNCAN moved to their new home here from Fittstown.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE WINKLER visited at Shamrock, Texas.
Several houses have been moved from Fittstown recently.
Lightning struck and killed a milk cow belonging to JAMES ROGERS.
Mr. and Mrs. WILL INGRAM entertained relatives from Wagoner, two nieces, Miss ERMA MORRIS and Mrs. EVA FULTON.
Thursday, May 20, 1943
Pioneer Dies Sunday
Funeral services were held Tuesday for C. C. SWINDELL in the Chapman funeral home chapel. Swindell died at his home in Tishomingo on Sunday. Survivors include the widow; four children and a grandson, Mrs. DICK PRATT of Ardmore, Sgt. JAMES MEDGAR SWINDELL of Camp Barkeley, Texas; Mrs. AL G. WILLIS of Boston, Mass., MILTON SWINDELL of Wilson and Milton Swindell Jr. of Wilson.
CHARLES RICHARDSON of Wapanucka has meningitis and is the first case of this type in the county.
Mrs. GERALDINE NICHOLS is seeking to end her ten year marriage to JOHN T. NICHOLS. They were married June 8, 1933 in Tishomingo and have two children, DOROTHY JEAN 9 and WANDA MARIE 7. … asserts that he has been with women of questionable character and seen many times with VERA LOIS KERR… Mrs. Nichols took the children and left, later received word he would take the children from her. Mrs. Nichols states in her petition that three cows and a calf given her by her parents are solely hers… She also obtained an order to secure hers and the children’s clothing from their home.
Mrs. BIRDIE BORDIN filed for divorce from GARDNER BORDIN,they marred May 22, 1937 and lived as man and wife until April 18, 1943...
Among the marriage permits, one from folks out of state: JEROME P. SWEENEY age 29 of Deer Park, Ohio and Miss VIRGINIA M. SPENCE age 20/26 of Sharronville, Ohio.
Thursday, May 27, 1943
Dies at Mountain View
PAT TAYLOR, age 41, first coach of Tishomingo high school and later coach at Murray College, died suddenly at his home in Mountain View. No details available except he died Tuesday before a telephone call was made to his mother-in-law, Mrs. J. C. BENNETT Sr. of Tishomingo. Taylor was married to the former Miss SYBIL BENNETT. Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, PATRICIA, GARY and JAY BENNETT. Mrs. Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bennett Jr. and Mrs. ED GILL left to attend the funeral at Mountain View. Sgt. Gill received emergency leave from San Angelo to attend the funeral. … Mr. Taylor had been at Mountain View with the Soil Conservation Service the past two years.
Farmer BILL BAUGHMAN, who looks after this and that on the Washita Farms, reports a four legged chicken was hatched at the Farms. ‘Come on down and see him,’ he invited, ‘but bring a dime with you. I’m charging ten cents a peek.’
Charged with gambling: BILL DAVIS, CHESTER DAVIS and WILLIAM PHELPS.
Mrs. Hawkins Dies in Texas
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 27, for Mrs. LEWIS HAWKINS, who died Tuesday following an operation in a hospital at Sherman, Texas. Mrs. Hawkins was a sister of OTIS LYNN, acting postmaster of Tishomingo. The final services were held in Madill with burial in the Oakland cemetery. She was 46 years old. Surviving are two married sons and two daughters.
M. R. HORTON filed for divorce from DOROTHY JEAN HORTON. They were married Dec. 20, 1940 at Canadian, Texas and they have no children.
Pfc. ELMER T. TURNER of Camp Normyle, San Antonio, Texas, filed for divorce from Mrs. RUTHIE IRENE TURNER. They were married Dec. 19, 1939 and they have no children. … he charges she sold his personal property including a span of mules, his watch, bonds, etc. Turner alleges she paid $80 for attorneys in Oklahoma City on behalf of ALBERT TERRY who was in jail and with whom Mrs. Turner has been associated, also associated with TOMMIE SANDERS in the Army at Camp Barkeley, Texas… On May 28, 19421 Mrs. Turner filed for divorce from Mr. Turner but failed to complete the suit.
Thursday, June 3, 1943
Bardin Divorce Granted
Mrs. BIRDIE BARDIN was granted a divorce from GARDNER BARDIN in district court in Tishomingo. She was awarded custody of their minor child and $25 alimony. They married May 12, 1937 and lived together until April 18, 1943.
J. W. Davis
J. W. DAVIS, age 82, formerly of Connerville, died Friday in an Ada hospital. Known as ‘Gold Tooth’ Davis, he built the first house in Connerville in 1893. He was a Baptist minister during his residence in the county. Several years ago the family moved to Allen in Pontotoc County where they resided since.
Two Connerville women, Mrs. RALPH TWEEDY and Mrs. DURWOOD BRUMLEE, each walk three miles to the Connerville school house to help in rolling surgical bandages for the Red Cross.
Milburn by Mrs. RUBY MCGLOCKLIN
Sgt. ED GILL of San Angelo, Texas, visited his aunt, Miss DORA GILL.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES MORGAN and son of McLean, Texas, visited with Mrs. BELL MORGAN and his sister Mrs. ELZIE WALKER.
Mr. and Mrs. DAN ADAMS visited her father, Mr. SWINNEY, in Houston, Texas. Mr. Adams will report for aphysical examination for the Army on June 7.
Mrs. VIOLA GANN and son visited her sister at Shawnee.
HERMAN FORD of the Navy returned to base. His sister, Miss ELNA FORD and Miss JANET HALEY accompanied him to Tucson, Arizona where Miss Ford will visit her brother, GROVER FORD and family and Miss Haley with her sister Mrs. C. B. HOUSER and family.
A son was born Tuesday night to Mr. and Mrs. VELDER HEATH in a Durant hospital. Mr. Heath is employed in defense work in California. The new arrival is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. HEATH and a great-grandson of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. GANN.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. WORD moved to Texas instead of Colorado as previously announced.
Thursday, June 10, 1943
Mrs. MARY EVA FOWLER died Wednesday at the home of a daughter in Wagoner. Mrs. Fowler, widow of a Methodist minister who served the Tishomingo church at the time of his death several years ago, was widely known. He served as librarian at Murray College for approximately 22 years. At one time she was president of the Oklahoma Conference of Women’s Work in the Methodist churches. Surviving are two children, Mrs. WALTER VANNOY of Wagoner and HOLDMAN FOWLER of Arizona. Local people attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. D. C. CREECY, Mr. and Mrs. FOREST ARMSTRONG, Mrs. L. H. MICKLE and Mrs. J. T. LIGHTFOOT.
C. E. Walker
Funeral services for C. E. WALKER, age 73, Tishomingo resident, were held Sunday afternoon at the Nazarene church with Rev. W. O. FELTS officiating. Burial in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Walker died early Friday from a heart attack. He had an operation several months ago. He was confined to his home for several weeks. Walker was born Dec. 16, 1870 in Ashland, Alabama, son of ANDREW JACKSON WALKER and MARTHA KING WALKER. When a young man, he married Miss AMANDA ELIZABETH THOMPSON and nine children were born to them. He resided in Tishomingo the past 25 years and was an active member of the Nazarene church. Survivors include the widow; nine children, JACK of Houston, Mrs. CARRIE TURNER of Tishomingo, Mrs. GERTRUDE BOOKER of Shreveport, La., OLIN of Woodward, Mrs. RUTH KNIGHT of Dallas, Mrs. ANN DAVIS of Houston, Mrs. NAOMI DAVIS of Villagreen, Colorado, HELON of Houston and MORRIS of Houston; 30 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild; three stepchildren, Mrs. GRACE SMITH of Tishomingo, JONAS WILLIAMS of Fort Sill and Mrs. NEVA CRETHERS of California. At the time of his death, he was living with his second wife, whom he married in 1922.
Troy by HERMAN D. ALLEN
Pfc. DENZIL LOWRY is here from Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, Texas, where he has been in the U. S. Army Air Corps since December 1942. The families of his brother and four sisters met in the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. LOWRY. Present were Mr. and Mrs. BERNIE LOWRY of McAlester, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. DERRICK and daughters INEZ, MARJORIE and ZELA MAE, of Wilburton, Mr. and Mrs. BOB HUDGENS, Mr. and Mrs. LEE GRIFFIN and daughter SHIRLEY ANN, Mr. and Mrs. HERMAN ALLEN and children, BARBARA JEAN, LOWRY, and GLENNA KAY all of Troy. Mrs. NEWMAN, mother of Mrs. BERNIE LOWRY, was also a guest.
Funeral services for Mrs. MAUD BROCK, wife of J. W. BROCK, were held Tuesday in the Troy school auditorium. Mrs. Brock died Wednesday at the Cottage Hospital in Ada where she had undergone an operation. Heart trouble was the cause. She is survived by two children, Mrs. JOHN ROSS of Reagan and NORMA LEE CRENSHAW of Troy, her husband, J. W. BROCK, and other relatives.
H. A. BOWER has been ill.
Miss BILLIE JO ALKER visited her sister at Mead.
URLIE CROWSON, who works in Durant, visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. JEFF CROWSON.
Mr. and Mrs. BEN SMITH and daughters moved to their new home. Smith recently returned from Portland, Oregon.
STANLEY WILLIAMS visited his mother and brother here.
CARL DODD of Milburn visited the P. G. DODD home.
CECIL and R. C. PIERCE of Brown visited here.
NARDEK PARKS went to Oklahoma City for an army physical examination.
Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE BOWER and daughter of Oklahoma City and Mr. and Mrs. CARL BOWER and son of Gainesville visited the H. A. BOWER home.
Mr. and Mrs. I. E. BREEDEN received word from their son Pfc. HAROLD BREEDEN had arrived in England.
Mrs. TOM MILLER was called to the bedside of her sister in an Oklahoma City hospital.
Judge and Mrs. JNO. J. STOBAUGH celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, June 6. All of their children, Mr. and Mrs. RALPH STOBAUGH of Tulsa, Mr. and Mrs. JNO. STOBAUGH Jr. of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. DUARD PYLE and children CAROLINE and JAN DUARD also of Oklahoma City were present. The Stobaughs have made their home in Tishomingo most of their married life where he has a minister of the Tishomingo Church of Christ for nearly 40 years.
L. E. TOLAND filed for divorce from MARY LETTIE/LOTTIE TOLAND.
Funeral for JESS HOLT was conducted Monday, May 31, in the Christian Church at Ravia with Rev. GODFREY of the Madill Christian Church officiating. Watts funeral home of Madill had charge. Holt, age 33, had resided in Johnston County all of his life until recently. He died of a heart attack in Waynesburg, Penn., where he was employed by the WILLIAMS Brothers Const. Co. and was working on the ‘Big Inch.’ The body was returned to Ravia, accompanied by his widow, Mrs. JEANETTE HOLT, who was accompanied by Miss JEAN LOUGH of Waynesburg. Survivors include the widow, his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. P. HOLT of Rockwall, Texas.
Thursday, June 17, 1943
War Prisoners’ Escape Try Fails
A group of German war prisoners were working Tuesday in the Washita swamp about six miles from the internment camp. All prisoners were accounted for at noon. At 4:30, two of the men, RUDOLPH ARNES, age 21, and JACOB BRUM, age 22, were reported missing. The camp was notified and guards and bloodhounds were sent to the work site. In about two hours, the guards, assisted by the dogs, located the men. Both Germans are veterans of the Afrika Corps and both infantrymen. …
The members of the First Baptist Church (colored) of Tishomingo express gratitude to their white friends for their donations in the building of the church. Signed by Sister ELNORA HAYNES, Captain J. L. COUNTER, solicitor and Rev. C. M. FRANKS, pastor.
Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. BROCK, who died June 3, after several days illness, were held June 4 at the school house of Troy with Sister LYONS in charge of the service. The family had lived in the Troy community the past 31 years. She had been a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of 2 years. Burial was in the Troy cemetery. HERMAN ALLEN was in charge of the pallbearers and singing. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, WILLIE LEE ROSS and NORMA LEE CRENSHAW; two grandchildren, JEAN SLATON ROSS and EVON MCPHERSON; two brothers and two sisters, HOWARD SMITH of Ravia, NONAR SMITH of Russett, Mrs. STULLER of Colbert, Mrs. MYRTLE MEADOWS of Chickasha, and her father, B. F. SMITH of Troy.
Milburn by Mrs. RUBY MCGLOCKLIN
Attending the Red Cross meeting: Mesdames J. P. PIERC, H. C. BAER, H. S. BROTHERS, J. T. GARDNER, VIOLA GANN, A. C. RAPER, ADA OSBORNE, LAWSON HOLEMAN, L. J. HORTON, W. E. OLIVE, G. B. MILLER, W. T. DRAIN, B. H. PARRISH of Muskogee who was a guest of Mrs. Drain. They made 663 dressings.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for LOUISE PHILLIPS TAYLOR, who died June 8 in Tulsa. Surviving are her parents Mr. and Mrs. ALVIN PHILLIPS of Milburn, her husband LEONARD TAYLOR of the U. S. Navy somewhere in the South Pacific; 8 sisters, Mrs. W. W. SELBY of Milburn, VELMA PHILLIPS of Ardmore, Mrs. BERT BLANCHET, and MOZELIA PHILLIPS of Muskogee, LAVERNE PHILLIPS of Tulsa, JO ELLA and GERALDINE PHILLIPS of Milburn (no 8th name given); three nieces and three nephews, SUE CAROL, ELOUISE, DOROTHY, and KENNETH SELBY, GERALD and MELVIN BLANCHETT of Milburn. Mr. Taylor’s mother, sisters, and brother attended the funeral. Rev. PIGG of Pauls Valley officiated. Burial in the Tishomingo cemetery arranged by Watts funeral home of Madill. Louise attended school at Milburn and Murray College. She was employed as nurse for years, but at time of her death, she was employed at the Spartan Aircraft factory at Tulsa. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was 23 years of age.
Rev. GENTRY closed two weeks revival with five additions to the church who were baptized Sunday by Rev. FLOYD MERRILL. They are BOBBY MOON, JOYCE and BESSIE DODD, LOUISE and RICHARD ARMSTRONG. MAUDEAN COGBURN also joined the church but will be baptized next Sunday.
TANDY and WILMA HEATH, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ELMER HEATH, left here for Tucson, Arizona to visit their sister VIRGIE HEATH, brother LEON HEATH, and Mrs. FRANK JOHNSON.
Mrs. LETTIE TOLAND had as Sunday guests, her daughter and grandson, Mrs. HORACE COUCH and son of Healdton.
VELDER HEATH of Los Angeles, California came to home and his wife and infant son will return with him.
Ravia Youth Dies
Funeral services for PRENTIS WILLIAM AKINS, age 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. AKINS, were conducted at the Church of God at Ravia, Monday, June 6, with Sister Lyons in charge of services. The boy died at his home June 2. He attended Ravia schools and lived there all of his life. Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers, ROBERT in the Army, CHARLES and ERNEST GLENN of Ravia; 3 sisters, VELMA of Oakland, California, CORA and MARY LEE of Ravia; and his grandfather FRANK BONE of Milburn. Watts funeral home of Madill had charge.
Connerville by Rev. J. AUSTIN JOLLIFF
Corporal and Mrs. BERNARD GAIL WINTON announce the birth of a son, Bernard Jr., born June 1.
Mrs. JOE HEFFINGTON has been ill.
Rev. and Mrs. PAUL MILLER and daughter began a revival at the Assembly of God Church June 13.
Funeral services for Mrs. EMMA L. KINSEY HAIRELL/HARRELL, age 61, who died 6 miles north and west of Tishomingo, were conducted by Rev. AUSTIN JOLIFF at Mill Creek cemetery. She is survived by her husband, four sons, one daughter, two sisters and one brother.
VERNIE THOMAS and Miss LEE BARRETT, both of Pontotoc, were married at the Assembly of God parsonage June 6 by Rev. Jolliff.
Mr. and Mrs. KINSEY visited in Madill.
HOLLIS KING and daughter JETTIE and Mr. and Mrs. ALTON LOWE were in Tishomingo.
DOROTHY TAYLOR and KENNETH LOWE visited MAE and A. J. TOWNSLEY.
EFFIE JO GREGORY visited OLIVIA PAINE/PAYNE.
Mrs. MAE LOWE is expecting her son, Pfc EMET LOVE, home from San Marcos, Texas.
Mrs. BILL RAINES is expecting her son Billy Raines, home.
DENOTDO ARNOLD visited her sister Mrs. NICHOLS at Oklahoma City.
Concrete by MILLIE CARAWAY
Mr. and Mrs. TILLMAN JOHNSON visited the C. Q. HARRIS home.
WILLIE MCDONALD visited LOU ETTA ALLEN.
W. J. FREEMAN visited in Troy.
LETHA DELL MCDONALD and VYVONNE ALLEN visited WANDA PEARL MCDONALD.
JOHN MCDONALD and Mr. KING visited J. O. MCDONALD.
The OLIVER CORNELIUS family visited the LUTHER CORNELIUS home.
Thursday, June 24, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. COX were informed from the War Dept. that their son, WOODROW COX, was a prisoner of war by the Japanese. Since the fall of Bataan, Pvt. Cox was listed as missing in action.
Mrs. DENNIS JONES of Littlefield, Texas, who was in Tishomingo to visit her uncle, ANDY ARMSTRONG, and cousin, Mrs. E. C. REEVES, was called home Friday because her husband was seriously injured in an automobile accident. With her here was her son EDDIE RAY JONES.
Jesse Holt’s Wife Held for Murder
JESSE HOLT, former Tishomingo man who was buried at Ravia, June 1, met his death as a result of poisoning was believed this week after his widow was taken back to Waynesburg, Pa., to face murder charges. Holt died unexpectedly at Waynesburg on May 27 and his body was shipped back to Johnston County for burial. Authorities in Pennsylvania began investigation after receiving the report of the physician who attended Holt’s death post mortem examination was ordered, performed by two Madill physicians. The report revealed an abnormal amount of arsenic in the stomach, liver, and kidneys of Jesse Holt, probably causing death…. Mrs. Holt was reported to have gone to Frederick after the funeral.
RAY ROLAND, who lives south of Milburn near Egypt, will be tried for driving without a license.
Mrs. TENNIE PETERMAN filed for divorce from CLARENCE PETERMAN. They were married May 25, 1936 at Wewoka and have no children. They lived together until June 17. .. She alleges that when she needed medical attention in February, he refused to provide it and her relatives had to take her to the hospital and he refused to pay the medical bill. During the hospital stay, he refused to visit her or allow her 13 year old son from a former marriage to visit her. …
Mrs. IRENE OWENS filed for divorce from CARLTON OWENS, alleging he failed to provide support for her and their 14 month old daughter MARIE MARCELLA. They were married Dec. , 1940 and he left her about May 10 of this year.
When JOHN and GERALDINE NICHOLS, principals in a divorce action, failed to appear for final hearing in court, C. Hardy, attorney for Nichols, told the court they had affected a reconciliation.