Sulphur Times Democrat
Sulphur, Murray Co., Oklahoma
August 28, 1941
A coon-tailed rattlesnake, 5 feet 1 inches long, was killed on the BROWN ranch 10 miles southeast of Sulphur by three local youths, JOHN WIGGINS, MAURICE STEPHENS and JACK BIRCH who were hauling rocks when they came across the snake.
CHARLES HENRY SLATE
Charles Henry Slate, age 71 of Route 1 Mill Creek died in a city hospital. Services were at Frier Funeral Home chapel Friday afternoon. Rev. ROBERT S. SCALES of the First Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be at Davis. He was born July 10, 1870 and is survived by his wife, Mrs. MARY SLATE of Mill Creek, three sons, PERRY SLATE of Norman, CLYDE SLATE of McAllen, Texas, and LEE SLATE of Mill Creek; two daughters, Mrs. JOHN R. MAIN of Elmore City and Miss MODENA SLATE of Mill Cree; six brothers, BILL SLATE and SAM SLATE of Purcell, DAVE SLATE of Lindsay, MARION SLATE of Bradley, MELL SLATE of Norman and GEORGE SLATE of Bakersfield, California, and two sister Mrs. MANDY KELLER of Ponca City and Mrs. LIZA WILFORD of Colony, eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
JOHN SIMCO of Sulphur was guilty of disturbing the peace.
Services for WILSON BROADBENT
Funeral services were held at Carlsbad, New Mexico for WILSON BROADBENT, age 35, son of Judge and Mrs. H. W. BROADBENT of Sulphur, who died from lockjaw following a rattlesnake bite. Following a service at the West Funeral Home chapel conducted by the Carlsbad Presbyterian Church, burial was at the Carlsbad cemetery. Judge and Mrs. Broadbent and HOWARD and HARRY BROADBENT returned to Sulphur. Wilson is survived by his wife, the former ROBERTA LOWRANCE whom he married in 1924, and two children, ROBERT age 15 and ANNABELLE age 12. The family will continue to run their business near the Carlsbad Caverns. Wilson was born June 22, 1906 and graduated from Sulphur high school in 1924, attended the Rahe Auto school in Kansas City for a complete mechanical training course. He went into the business at Pawhuska then came to Sulphur to work with the Chevrolet company, then went to Carlsbad to establish his own business and homesteaded a quarter section.
Services for Mrs. PEARL JOBE
Funeral services for Mrs. PEARL JOBE, age 37, of near Sulphur, were held at the Frier Funeral Home chapel Monday and burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Mrs. Jobe died Friday in an Oklahoma City hospital (?bad print) after a long illness. JACK CHAFFIN of the Church of Christ of Sulphur officiated. Mrs. Jobe was president of the Helping Hand Home Demonstration Club and was one of the outstanding club workers of the county. She is survived by her husband, HUGH JOBE of Sulphur, son HUGH Jr. and daughter DOROTHY JEAN JOBE of Sulphur; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. RUTHERFORD of Sulphur; four sisters, Mrs. ESSIE PAYNE of Oklahoma City, Mrs. ETHEL WOODWARD, Mrs. JEWEL REESE and Mrs. PAULINE DUDLEY all of Sulphur; five brothers, ERNEST, FLOYD, ROY RUTHERFORD all of Sulphur, VERNON LEE and L. H. RUTHERFORD of California. Mrs. Jobe was born in Bryan County, Oklahoma February 2, 1940 and spent her early life there, moved to Sulphur in 1916.
Chickens Rest Easier, Crime Wave Halted
Rev. and Mrs. W. F. MORRISON of Bennett Tourist Courts, 223 West 12th St. took the law in their own hands and caught the chicken thieves in the act, eight opossums.
DERWARD IRA BYERS 22 and ORA MAE PAYNE 20 both of Hickory.
CLIFFORD PARKS 21 and EUDORA PICKENS 19 both of Davis.
CLAUSER SUTTON 22 of Coalgate and CLARA INEZ MULLINS 17 of Sulphur.
LEONARD E. AARON 22 of Davis and JEWELL BRASHEARS 20 ofChigley.
DAVID JACKSON 18 of Elmore City and ADDIE MAE CATTRELL 16 of Wynnewood.
JOHN E. LEWIS 27 and GERTRUDE GILL 20 both of Sulphur.
LOYD E. ROBISON 47 and Mrs. JULIE LOUISE TIDWELL 45 both of Ada.
ARTHUR T. GLASS 21 and OLA MAY MARTI 22 both of Norman.
Thursday, September 4, 1941
Eight Marriage Licenses (most unreadable due to bad print)
F. MARCHMAN 38 and ELIZABETH MOORE 21 of Tishomingo.
EDGAR PYLE 21 and WANDA KERNS 16 of Elmore City.
JOHN L. GREEN 27 and HELEN BOUKNIGHT 27 both of Sulphur and colored.
Services for LUTHER W. MYERS
Funeral services for LUTHER W. MYERS, age 71, were held Monday at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel. Myers, who lived 3 miles north of Sulphur on Highway 18, died Sunday afternoon. Interment at Oaklawn cemetery followed the services conducted by the pastor of the Ada Advent church. Myers is survived by his wife, Mrs. ESIBA MYERS, a stepdaughter, Mrs. BERYL FISHER of Sulphur; a granddaughter, DONNA J. FISHER of Sulphur, a sister DONA ABSHER of Stratford and a brother BERT MYERS of Missouri. Myers was born in Missouri March 29, 1870 and spent his early life there. At age 18, he went to Texas then to Oklahoma. He lived at Waurika the past 30 years and moved to Sulphur to do work as a road construction contractor last October.
First Cotton Stamps
M. M. THOMAS of Route 1 Davis was issued the first cotton marking stamps for Murray County.
Funeral for JOSEPH FARRIS
Funeral services for JOSEPH FARRIS, age 68, of Sulphur were held Saturday afternoon at the Frier Funeral Home chapel, burial at Oak Lawn cemetery. Farris died last Thursday at Corpus Christi, Texas while visiting son OLIN. JACK CHAFFIN, Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. R. R. FARRIS, officiated. Pallbearers were G. W. RICHARDSON, LES COONROD, DICK SHIPLEY, RAYMOND PARKS, LEE THOMPSON and Mr. BUTCHER. Survivors include son OLIN FARRIS of Corpus Christi, daughters, all of Corpus Christi, Mrs. WILLIE CARTER, Mrs. LEE WHITE, Mrs. ETHEL WILKINS, and Miss RUTH FARRIS, and ten grandchildren.
Case against LEON HAMPTON of Dougherty for assault and battery dismisses by justice of peace OSCAR SHAFFER. DAVID ‘SPECK’ KIRKPATRICK was bound over on robbery charge.
Thursday, September 11, 1941
Man on Farm near Fletcher
G. W. HUDSON, age 61, of Arkansas City, Kansas, hanged himself this morning at the farm of O. W. GERMANY, ½ mile north of the Fletcher school house… Hudson and Germany agreed to terms on the sale of the farm…
County Air Raid Officer
ED CORFMAN of Sulphur was named county air raid officer.
Four Marriage Licenses
E. D. BURKHART 21 and EDNA MAE HANEY 15 of Sulphur.
FRED V. EVANS 22 and VALERY HALEY 19 both of Dallas, Texas.
E. G. BECKHAM 29 and MARY LOU AWTRY 18 both of Sulphur.
GRADY V. KIRKE 54 of Mercury, Texas and Mrs. INEZ HALEY 45 of Sulphur.
Mrs. Brewer’s Brother Dies
Funeral service for J. W. MADISON of Duncan, brother of Mrs. T. C. BREWER of Sulphur, was held at Duncan Monday afternoon. Madison, who recently spent three weeks at the Veterans Hospital here, died last Thursday in Hines hospital. He was 48 years old.
Wedding bells rand over Koller Saturday when GRADY KIRK and Miss MARY LOU AUTRY of Sulphur were united in marriage. The couple left for Sayre where he will be employed.
Legal notice: The state of Oklahoma vs the heirs, creditors, etc. of ASAW CONWOY, deceased, ROSA SEELEY, deceased, RENA GRAYSON deceased, BENJAMIN B. LINDSEY deceased, ANDRED J. SNIDER, deceased, AMANDA E. SNIDER deceased, SARAH OFIEL deceased, WILLIAM J. BUTER, G. W. LASSITER, CLAUD ENGLAND, JACK CUTSHALL, H. R. LACKEY… The plaintiff is W. S. DUNCAN.
Thursday, September 18, 1941
Rites for G. W. Hudson
Last rites for G. W. HUDSON, who committed suicide near Fletcher school, were held Thursday morning at the Tecumseh Baptist Church Friday afternoon. Hudson was to purchase a farm from W. O. GERMANY in Murray County. Rev. C. O. BLAND of Tecumseh officiated and interment was in a cemetery near there.Survivors include his wife, Mrs. NANCY HUDSON of Arkansas City, Kansas; one daughter Mrs. EARL WRIGHT of Arkansas City; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. HENSON of Sulphur, Mrs. LUCY GRAHAM of Oklahoma City, Mrs. OMA CATLEDGE Trousdale, and four brothers, HUBERT P. HUDSON of Fairview, W. C. HUDSON of Shawnee, O. J. HUDSON of Houston, Texas, and PAUL HUDSON of Mineral Wells, Texas. GEORGE WASHINGTON HUDSON was born in Douglas County, Missouri August 23, 18890 and spent his early life there, then moved to Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma at age of 21. After living there 20 year he moved to Arkansas City. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of the World and belonged to the Christian Church. Dunn Funeral Home had charge.
GENE LANGSFORD of Sulphur got a badly fractured right shoulder Wednesday when he fell from a house roof that he was shingling. He is employed by Southern Rock Asphalt Co. and taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City for additional treatment.
Three to California
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. COBB and CLARENCE ADKINS, all of Sulphur, left for California where Cobb and Adkins will seek work. They are going to Monterrey where a brother, FRED ADKINS lives. Cobb resigned as mechanic at the Ford garage; Adkins left as attendant at Hicks Service station and Mrs. Cobb resigned as clerk at Sulphur Drug Store after three years of work there.
Thursday, September 24, 1941
Five Marriage Licenses
WILLIE POWERS and (bad print)
D. C. JACKSON 58 and Mrs. MATTIE FRANCIS DAVIS 57 both of Davis.
RALPH BULLARD 25 of Mill Creek and Miss ERA MAE PARKER 19 of Foster.
JESSE CECIL KAY 27 of Sulphur and Miss SUSIE JONES 24 of Elmore City.
JEFFERSON D. YOUNG 73 of Chattanooga, Ok., and Mrs. LULA KING 67 of Sulphur.
E. A. FARISS of Oklahoma City, lawyer, announced he was purchasing the 3800 acre ranch owned by J. BEN RUSSELL, Oklahoma city, which is located seven miles south and two miles west of Sulphur. Fariss also owner of a ranch in Dewey County.
Thursday, October 9, 1941
Second Crash Victim Dies
GLYNN BUMGARNER, age 29, of Hennepin died at a city hospital Wednesday evening of injuries sustained in an auto accident near Tatums Sunday. This was the second death resulting from the accident. …Funeral services were to be held at Davis… Glynn was the son of STANFORD BUMGARNER in Hennepin. … WILLIAM JACKS of near Sulphur died… (bad print)
Thursday, October 16, 1941
W. L. Fulton
W. L. FULTON age 77, resident of Sulphur since 19906, died at the home of his son ROBERT FULTON Wednesday evening of heart ailment. Funeral services will be at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel Friday morning. Fulton was well known and prominent in Sulphur and Murray County, serving as member of the county excise board until bad health forced his retirement less than a year ago…. Rev. H. H. ALLEN of the First Methodist Church of which Fulton was a member will officiate and bearers will be BLACK JAMES, LESTER PRESSON, HUGH CUSHENBERRY, W. P. COLLEY, CARL LITTLETON and JOHN BUTTERLY. Fulton was born April 24, 1864 in South Carolina, when a baby, the family moved to Petersburg, Virginia, later to Paris, Texas. Fulton went into the grocery business at Fulton then came to Sulphur in 1906. He was a grocery merchant here until retirement a few years ago. He was a Methodist and a Royal Arch Mason. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. NELLIE FULTON of Sulphur; three sons LANDER and ROBERT both of Sulphur, WARREN FULTON of Tulsa; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. PHILLIPS of Dayton, Ohio and Mrs. MARGARET FULTON FLOYD of Sulphur; 10 grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.
Sgt. J. W TAYLOR of the U. S. Army and Air Corps recruiting services announced that CLARENCE F. MAAS Jr and CECIL INGRAM both of Sulphur enlisted for the Army Air Corps.