Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma
Thursday, March 14, 1940
Sister Dies at Gainesville, Texas
Mrs. SALLY CARTER, age 79, died at her home in Gainesville, Texas Sunday morning. She was a sister of G. W. PEVETO and an aunt of LEE PEVETO and BURL PEVETO of Sulphur. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Peveto, Lee Peveto and Burl Peveto attended the funeral in Gainesville Monday. Mrs. Carter and her four children visited here often and have friends in the community.
Thursday, March 21, 1940
Nephew of Mrs. R. J. CARTER Died
Funeral services for EMIT ESTILL of Oklahoma City, nephew of Mrs. R. J. Carter of Sulphur, will be held Friday afternoon at the Frier funeral home chapel. Estill died suddenly Wednesday night at Oklahoma City. His body was brought here to Sulphur this afternoon by Friers.
Funeral for Mrs. Bascom
Funeral services were held Wednesday for Mrs. FRANCIS BASCOM, age 48, of Sulphur, who died Tuesday at the Indian Hospital at Lawton. Mrs. Bascom spent all her life in Murray County. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. MARY PARKER of Rt 1 Sulphur, and a brother JOE PARKER of Rt 1 Sulphur. Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Frier funeral home chapel with Rev. ABEL BROWN officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
EDDIE MCMAHAN 25 of Apache and BARBARA (bad print)
JOHN WATSON 48 of Oklahoma City and Mrs. ELYSE JO SPENCER of Shawnee.
DUARD THOMAS 21and DORIS L. LILLARD both of Ada.
R. E. BLEDSOE 29 and HAZEL STEWART both of Davis.
WADE LANNOM 21 and WANDA SUDBURY both of Wynnewood.
RAY COUSINS 25 of Wynnewood and EDITH OWENSBY of Pauls Valley.
TRUMAN TROY PRICE 21 of Seminole and MARY KATE KILGORE of Wewoka.
PAUL W. SHIPMAN 21 and DOROTHY L. DICKSON, both of Ada.
PAUL L. SHORTER 26 and GLADYS E. COOK both of Ada.
WILLIS G. MASSEY 37 and ETHEL E. BAIRD both of Ada.
JACK R. VANN 24 of Oklahoma City and VIRGINIA MARTIN of Sulphur.
Thursday, March 28, 1940
Services for Mrs. Sullivan
Funeral services for Mrs. MOLLY J. SULLIVAN, age 75, of Sulphur, were held Sunday afternoon at the Dunn funeral home chapel. Mrs. Sullivan died Saturday afternoon at her home on West 15th St. She had been ill for several months. Mrs. Sullivan was born January 15, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee and moved to Texas when a child. She lived near Sulphur for 30 years. Her husband J. H. SULLIVAN died two years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include five sons, H. Y. SULLIVAN and W. I. SULLIVAN both of Sulphur, O. E. SULLIVAN of Ontario, California, R. E. SULLIVAN of Amarillo, Texas, and S. P. SULLIVAN of Windom, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. OLLIE NOAH of Cordell,Mrs. TOM POWELL of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. RAY TARVER of Sanger, Texas; a brother ROE CURLEE of Handley, Texas and several grandchildren. JACK CHAFFIN officiated at the services. Pallbearers were Mr. Harris, OTIS TINKLE, D. M. WILLIAMS, EDWARD TURNER, SID TAYLOR and BOYD HORSMAN. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
Card of thanks from the family of Mrs. M. J. Sullivan. Signed by WILL, OSCAR, ROY, SAM and HARROLD SULLIVAN; OLLIE NOAH, EDNA POWELL, SADIE TARVER, and grandchildren MAYDELL SURTEES, MARGIE BEETIE, BONNIE RAY SULLIVAN and great-grandchildren BILLIE and BOBBIE SULLIVAN.
Thursday, April 4, 1940
Marriage License: OWEN LANSFORD 21 and BILLIE BERNICE CRANE both of Sulphur.
War Veteran Dies
EUGENE SAMUEL TAYLOR, age 40, of Tulsa, died Wednesday morning in the Veterans Hospital at Sulphur following a long illness. Taylor was born in Eldon, Missouri where he spent his early life. He enlisted in the Navy April 30, 1918 and was in active service until April 22, 1922. He entered the hospital in 1932 and had been confined there most of the eight years. Taylor was an active member of the V. F. W. Survivors include a brother, RUSSELL TAYLOR of Tulsa; and two sisters, Mrs. L. A. WOTEN of Eldon, Missouri and Mrs. T. E. HOSKINS of Springfield, Missouri. The body was shipped to Eldon, Missouri for burial, arranged by Dunn funeral home.
Mrs. SARAH BELLE HAMILTON, age 78, pioneer resident of Sulphur, died at her home, 13 E. Vinita Ave., Tuesday night. She was born November 24, 1861 in Richmond, Missouri and lived in Sulphur the past 34 years. She married WILLIS W. HAMILTON on June 5, 1888 at Richmond, Mo. Her husband died in Sulphur 17 years ago. Mrs. Hampton was the last of eight children. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Baptist Missionary Society, a faithful worker, a loyal neighbor, a faithful mother and beloved by all who knew her. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. DELLA NEWMAN of Bentonville, Arkansas and Mrs. ALINE BARNETT of Boise, Idaho, and two grandchildren, W. H. BARNETT and Mrs. GLENN TAYLOR both of Perry. Final arrangements have not been completed… arranged by Frier funeral home.
According to word received by Mrs. ERNEST ROSE, her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. LOVE, are improving at a Duncan hospital from critical injuries received in an auto accident there three weeks ago.
Mrs. JACK BALLINGER and baby daughter JANE, Miss DORA A. PEASE, Murray County home demonstration agent, Mrs. ERNEST RUTHERFORD and two children, and Mrs. CONNIE BOLAND and son C. W. of Sulphur were visitors in the MACK YANCEY home at Buckhorn community yesterday. Mrs. Ballinger and baby also visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. FINLEY E. TOLLISON while there.
R. A. JOHNSTON and daughter Mrs. S. A. ROGERS attended the funeral of a cousin, ALLEN HODGE, at Okemah Friday. The man, about 40, died suddenly of a heart attack on a downtown street at Okemah yesterday.
County Pioneer Dies
JOE S. JOHNSTON, age 81, pioneer resident of the Nebo community, died Wednesday morning at his home. He had been ill for several years. Funeral services were held for Johnston this afternoon at the Drake cemetery with JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Johnston was born April 15, 1859 in Missouri and lived in Murray County for 42 years, known as a pioneer stockman. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Mesdames G. O. PRITCHARD of Drake, A. E. GOODE of Denison, Texas, R. B. GOODE of Ardmore, F. E. BRITT of Sulphur and B. H. EDWARDS of Nebo; one son BERT JOHNSTON of Nebo and 15 grandchildren. Pallbearers were WILLIARD GOODE, ROBERT GOODE, ANY GOODE, LEONARD EDWARDS, H. B. EDWARDS and HAROLD(?) all grandsons. Interment was in the Drake cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home.
Services for Mrs. Portman
Mrs. GEORGE PORTMAN, age 24, died early Friday morning at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. W. PURTLE. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. D. O. NORTHRIP of the church and Rev. ROBERT S. SCALES of the First Baptist Church in charge of services. Mrs. Portman, who was Miss DOROTHY PURTLE before her marriage December 24, 1939, was born July 29, 1915 in Sulphur and attended school here. She won scholarship honors in high school and received the Rotary club award for the best all-around student. After graduation from high school in 1933, Mrs. Portman attended Oklahoma Baptist University, graduating with honors 1937. While at O.B.U., she was a member of the Courtney English club, Kappa Delta Pi, national honorary education fraternity, Orian Social club and the Y. W. A. She was the freshman queen during her first year and was school candidate for the queen of the Drake Relays in 1937. Mrs. Portman taught in Sulphur high school two years after completing her college work. She was sponsor of the junior class while teaching. She was forced to discontinue her teaching last year in March because of illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by her parents, her husband, sisters, Miss MARY FRANCES PURTLE and Mrs. PORTER ROUTH of Oklahoma City. Burial in the Oaklawn cemetery was arranged by Frier funeral home.
Thursday, April 18, 1940
Card of thanks from the family of VIRGINIA WEBSTER from Mr. and Mrs. MANCILL WEBSTER and children, MAURICE , GENEVA, COLLEEN and LAWANDA.
Girls were charged with embezzling an auto... complaint made against JERRY MATHIS age 28 and EDIE INGRAM age 17 both of Sulphur by W. M. SARTAIN of Seminole who said the pair took his car Tuesday and failed to return it.
Former Sulphur Resident Dies
E. R. LANNOM of Sulphur received word Monday that his uncle, W. A. LANNOM, age 80, died Wednesday evening last week at St. Augustine, Florida, following an illness of several years. The deceased was a resident of Sulphur for two years from 1927 to 1939, operated a cabinet shop here.
Mrs. MARGARET ROGERS of Davis was admitted to a local clinic for treatment of severe burns when a gasoline lantern exploded.
Brother of Sulphur Men Dies
CLYDE LITTLETON, age 58, of Konawa died suddenly Tuesday last week at his home, following a heart attack. He was a brother of C. L. LITTLETON and A. C. LITTLETON, both of Sulphur. Other survivors include his wife, two children and five sisters. Funeral services were held at Konawa.
Pioneer County Resident Dies
C. G. CRIST, age 86, of Route 3 Sulphur died at his home Sunday afternoon following a long illness. Crist was born December 26, 1853 at Louisville, Kentucky and spent his early life in Kentucky. He had lived near Sulphur for 40 years. He was a member of the Baptist church. His wife died 1929. Survivors include four daughters, Mesdames THOMPSON of Sulphur, MARY FARRIS of Purcell, J. W. MCGINNIS of Roswell, and MATTIE PRIEST of Sulphur; two sons, H. J. CRIST of Hennepin and GUY CRIST of Denver, Colorado; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. D. O. NORTHRIP of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment was at Purcell.
CHARLES HENRY GOOD of Turner Falls was charged with wife and child abandonment, charge at request of Mrs. GRACE GOOD.
Mrs. F. P. BUTLER of Oklahoma City spent the weekend with the family of her brother L. A. LYNN. She was accompanied by her sons and his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. CHAS ORSBORNE/OSBORNE and daughter LOIS of Holdenville visited the LOU GATLIN family.
Mrs. BUCK LEARY of Sulphur, Mr. and Mrs. JNO. EWING, Mrs. EDITH LEE, Mrs. HELEN WELCH and children, JOE FRANK and BILLIE of Roff were in Ada Saturday. Mrs. Ewing and Mrs. Welch attended the funeral of Mrs. J. P. JONES of Roff.
Sulphur Girl Dies at Talihina
Miss RUTH BATES, age 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. BATES of 202 E Vinita in Sulphur, died last Thursday morning at Talihina after a year’s illness of tuberculosis. Miss Bates was born December 24, 1921 at Boswell and her early life was spent in Hugo. The family came to Sulphur in 1921. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Bates is ill in a Talihina hospital and was unable to attend the funeral. Mrs. Bates is a World War veteran and a former patient at the Veterans Hospital here. Survivors include Mr. and Mrs. Bates, two brothers, J. C. age 13, and HERSCHEL age 4, and three sisters, LUCILLE age 15, LAURA MAE age 11 and RUBY FAYE age 7, all of Sulphur. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Dunn funeral home with Rev. D. O. NORTHRIP of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
Thursday, April 25, 1940
Killed in an Auto Smashup
Mrs. BILL STEPHENS of Sulphur received word that her brother, GEORGE J. TERRY of Batesville, Arkansas, was killed early Friday morning in a head-on auto collision about 8 miles from his house. Terry was the son of the late GEORGE TERRY of Sulphur and visited here. He was a prominent business man in Batesville. Survivors include Mrs. Terry and four children.
Charges of assault and battery were filed against M. S. LANCE of Dougherty, now in the county jail. He is charged with beating his 17 year old daughter with a razor strap. BILL GODWIN of Dougherty brought the girl to a Sulphur clinic for treatment then Lance threatened Godwin for interfering.
Marriage license issued to MITCHELL WRIGHT age 36 and Mrs. ESTELLA MAE WRIGHT both of Pauls Valley, both colored.
Thursday, May 2, 1940
WILLIE E. FRANTZ 26 of Delaware and Miss DAISY A. FREDERICK of Dougherty.
JOHN BLENKIN 60 and Mrs. RUBY BLENKIN both of Sulphur.
DAVID N. MARTIN 26 of Oklahoma City and Miss MARY LUCILLE MOOSE of Sulphur.
LEO H. BIRD 23 and Miss JOHNNEY E. HICKS both of Sulphur.
Miss Makemson Dies
Miss ANNA MAKEMSON, age 61, sister of Mrs. ETHEL M. PERRY who is a supervisor at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, died Friday at Mrs. Perry’s home, 517 E. Tahlequah, following a long illness. Miss Makemson had been ill for several years and lived in Sulphur for 18 years. She was born in Georgetown, Texas on November 30, 1878 and spent her early life there. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include Mrs. Perry, and her mother Mrs. KATE H. MAKEMSON of Georgetown, Texas. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Frier funeral home chapel with Rev. L. L. WILKINS of the Central Presbyterian Church officiating. Pallbearers were ALFRED STEPHENS, TED GRIFFING, JESS CHANDLER, PAUL GOFFE, HUGH DOERR, and JOHN HASTE. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
Thursday, May 9, 1940
Frank LeFlore Dead
FRANK T. LEFLORE, age about 70, veteran Sulphur resident, was found dead this morning at his home on East First St. The physician reported death from a heart attack. LeFlore was born at Fort Smith, Arkansas and lived there until he came to Sulphur in 1904. He was a farmer and raised big potato crops in bottom land around Sulphur. He retired from active farming some years ago. His only close relative is his son EDWARD LEFORE of Oklahoma City, who was traveling and was contacted at El Paso, Texas. Mr. LeFlore was a member of the First Methodist Church and a Mason.Mrs. BIRD WILLIAMS, his cousin, said that he had visited with her Wednesday night and was apparently in good health. Funeral arrangements will be made by Dunn funeral home.
WILLIAM PARISH Dead
WILLIAM LEIGH PARRISH, age 65, of Sulphur died Tuesday afternoon. He was born February 7, 1875 in Patch Groves, Wisconsin and was educated at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf at Delavan, Wis. After graduation, Parrish settled in San Antonio, Texas and lived there until last June when he came to Sulphur. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. KATE PARRISH, a daughter at San Antonio, a son at Denver, Colorado and a sister at Madison, Wisconsin. Funeral services were held this afternoon at Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. LEONARD PAYNE officiating. Pallbearers were W. T. GRIFFING, G. S. PRICE, ALFRED STEPHENS, GUY CALAME, E. R. RHODES and J. R. CARMACK.
From page 3 with known names of graduating classes at Sulphur high school.
Earliest 1910: FRANK RAWLINGS, HENRY LEONARD, JOHN BELLE TALLEY, LULA SCHENCK, JEANETTE PARKER, NANOLENE DUPRESS, ESTELLE SHELTON.
1911: EVA DENTON, RUTH ESTES, ETHEL ADAMS.
Thursday, May 23, 1940
(Editor’s note that this should been in the issue for May 16)
Mrs. WILLIE ANGELINE PRUITT, age 68, pioneer of this area, died Tuesday morning, May 14, at her home, 921 W. 11th, following a long illness. She was born in Texas and came to Oklahoma as a child. Mrs. Pruitt lived in Sulphur and surrounding communities for about 50 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband W. F. PRUITT died about 15 months ago. Survivors include a daughter Miss VIOLA PRUITT of Sulphur, a son RAFE PRUITT of Dougherty and four brothers. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Dunn funeral home chapel with JACK CHAFFIN officiating, interment at Oaklawn. Pallbearers were L. C. CHAFFIN, G. W. RICHARDSON, PETE FARRIS, S. E. BALLINGER and MARVIN WADE.
Killed in Auto Accident
BYRTIE H. BUTLER, age 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. BUTLER of 18th and Vinita, was killed Tuesday morning, May 14, at Ottawa, Illinois, in an auto accident. His body was shipped to Sulphur for burial. Butler was born at Nebo and lived in Sulphur and Nebo most of his life. His parents are pioneers of this section. Other survivors include a brother HOWARD BUTLER of Urbana, Illinois, three sisters, Mrs. E. W. RAPP of Oakland, California; Mrs. JOE HOLLEY of Urbana, Ill., and Mrs. BRUCE DYER of Oklahoma City; two nieces and one nephew. The body arrived here Friday morning. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Church of Christ on West Vinita Ave. with JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Interment was at the Drake cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home.
Notice to the unknown heirs of SELANEY HICKER nee STALLABY, fullblood Choctaw No. 8756, deceased, CILLIN BAKER nee HARRISON, Choctaw No. 15,421, DEWEY BAKER and ANNIE HICKER…
Aged Veteran Located
‘UNCLE BILL’ RENO, who checked out of the Veterans Hospital and disappeared Saturday afternoon, was located Tuesday morning in Pratt national park by DON STAUFFER, park forester. Reno, who is 74, had been wandering in the park and was weak from exposure and lack of food. When found, he was badly scratched and clothing torn. He was returned to the hospital. … It was though by his sons, who came here from Texas to search, that he started to Arkansas where he lived until 15 years ago when he came to Sulphur.
Services for Local Youth
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for HAROLD WALL, age 19, who was found dead Friday morning about a mile north of Francis in Pontotoc County. Wall was a son of Mr. and Mrs. EVERETT WALL of West 8th and Wynnewood. It is believed his death was accidental, that he was hit by a train since he was found badly battered on the railroad right of way. He was on his way home from Arkansas. Survivors include his parents, two brothers THURMAN WALL of Sulphur and AUBREY WALL of Oklahoma City and his grandmother Mrs. FRANK BUCHANAN who lives north of Sulphur. Funeral services were held at the Advent Christian Church, arranged by Dunn funeral home.
The Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. RUBIN SMITH with five members and Miss PEASE, county agent. Next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. TOM DAYTON. Attending were Mrs. Dayton, Mrs. SUTHER, Mrs. BARRON, Mrs. HANEY, Miss Pease and the hostess Mrs. Smith.
GEORGIA LEE HODGE visited IRENE HANEY.
Mrs. BERTHA OXLEY and two children of Mill Creek visited her parents Rev. and Mrs. R. F. BROOKS. Then her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. BABE HIGGENBOTTOM, accompanied her home.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES HANEY, Mrs. ALFORD BROOKS and two children and Mrs. DORA TREWETT and son all attended the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. ANGIE PRUITT, at Sulphur.
BETTIE LOVE and MARJORIE SUTHER spent Friday with LENA RUTH SMITH.
RUBIN SMITH’S mother visited them.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHNNY HODGE spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. CHAS SAUNDERS.
Our thoughts go out to Mr. and Mrs. RAFE PRUITT over the death of his mother Mrs. Angie Pruitt.
Mrs. JOHNNY HODGE and children, Mrs. DICK SHIPLEY and son, Mr. and Mrs. THEDO PARRISH and daughter all attended the funeral of their cousin Mrs. Pruitt.
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. BROOKS and children went to Norman.
CHARLES HANEY accompanied the juniors to the city for their vacation.
Mr. and Mr. ALFORD BROOKS and children visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES HANEY and daughter IRENE.
ERNEST CALLIS of Dougherty visited his brother-in-law and sister Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES HANEY and nieces IRENE and Mrs. ALFORD BROOKS.
The Home Demonstration met May 20 at the home of Mrs. Dayton with five members and three visitors, Miss LENA RUTH SMITH, MELVIN SMITH and MERRELL ROY SMITH. … club decided to give our chickens away next Saturday at RALPH GIBSON’S.
Thursday, May 30, 1940
Mrs. T. C. SIMMONS, age 52, of Cushing, sister of C. L. LITTLETON and A. C. LITTLETON, both of Sulphur, died Monday in a hospital at Tonkawa. Mrs. Simmons was a former resident of Sulphur and had many friends here. Funeral services were Wednesday at Cushing, attended by her brothers and other relatives from Sulphur. Survivors include her brothers, C. L. Littleton and A. C. Littleton, and four sisters Mrs. BONNIE HARRIS and Mrs. VIDA PRIBBLE both of Three Sands; Mrs. ORA BURKHART of Perryton, Texas and Mrs. VADA FULLBRIGHT of Van Nuyes, California.
Former Sulphur Resident Died
HARRY ROGERS, age about 40, died Wednesday morning at the home of his mother Mrs. EVERETT BUTTERLY at Davis. Rogers, formerly lived in Sulphur, had been an invalid for several years and Mrs. Butterly is the only close relative surviving. Funeral arrangements are not completed.
JAMES CALDWELL and JIMMIE ESTILL from Sulphur enlisted in the U. S. Army.
Dr. Luster Died
Dr. J. G. LUSTER, age 64, pioneer Davis physician, died suddenly Friday, May 17, at his home following a heart attack. Dr. Luster had many friends in Sulphur and vicinity. He came to Davis May 2, 1898 and was the oldest physician in the county in years of service. Survivors include Mrs. Luster, two daughters DOROTHY and BOYD LUSTER both of Davis; two sisters Mrs. LULA B. DILLON of St. Louis, Missouri and Mrs. LILLIE HANCOCK of Dixon, Missouri, and a brother EDGAR LUSTER of Belle, Mo. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, May 19, at the Davis Christian Church of which he was a charter member. Interment was at Green Hill cemetery.
The Buckhorn Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. THELMA VICKERY in Sulphur with 14 members, and two visitors, Mrs. DORA MOSS and Mrs. VESSIE WILLIAMS’ two sons. Attending were Miss Pease, the agent, Mesdames NEAL, SMITH, CARRIE BULEN, PERRY CHADWICK, SPICE, ESSIE THOMPSON, BERIY RUNYAN, LUCILLE RUNYAN and son DOC WILLIAM, Miss ARKIE CHADWICK, Mrs. LOLA FROST and son TOMMY, Mrs. HELEN THORNTON and son, Mrs. GRACE RUNYAN and son JOHN THOMAS, MARY CHADWICK and the hostess Mrs. Vickery.
The Sunshine Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. J. B. CHESTER. A handkerchief shower was given for Mrs. SHERMAN YOUNG, who is leaving. The next meeting will be with Mrs. RUBY HOOVER at the home of her sister Mrs. ROBERT MILLER.
The Fletcher Home Demonstration Club met in the home of Mrs. LEO MCKINLEY, called to order by the president, Mrs. N. V. COLLINS. A poem was read by NINA FAYE VICKERY and Mrs. T. B. VICKERY led the prayer. Attending: Mrs. W. O. GERMANY, Mrs. CROWELL, Mrs. COLLINS, Mrs. VICKERY, JANIE VICKERY, and guests MARY COLLINS and NINA FAY VICKERY. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. J. L. PARKER.
LOYD HURT 27 of Salem, Illinois and MARY FRANCES SOUTH of Davis.
BENJAMIN KENNETH HOOVER 23 of Dougherty and RUTH CRAWFORD of Sulphur.
HULON A. KIRBY 21 and HELEN VIRGINIA CRUMB of Hickory.
J. VAN LINDLEY 21 and BEULAH RYLAND of Crescent.
HERSHELL E. BURK 21 of Sulphur and RUBY SANDERS of Davis.
Koller Home Demonstration Club met in the home of Mrs. C. H. HAMPTON with four members and several guests. MRS. LEE SLEDD, Mrs. ED MONJAY, Mrs. GLENN CROWDER, RICHARD HOLMAN and C. L. HAMPTON were among the visitors. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. C. G. JENNINGS.
Mrs. ROY BENNETT entertained the Wednesday Afternoon Sewing Club. Members: Medames BRYAN BATES, AMOS N. DUNN, JOE JOHNSTON, LYNN W. NORMAN, WALDO GEORGE, WILKES MOUNTFORD, EWING SADLER, ERNEST ROSE, LEROY HALL, and the hostess.
The Tuesday Thimble Club met with Mrs. V. D. ELLIS on West First St. Attending: Mrs. R. J. BRADSHAW, Mrs. ROBERT WOODRUFF and son BOBBY, Mrs. NOLAN ELLIS and baby son, Mrs. OREN SANDERS and little son JERRY TOWN, Mrs. WAYNE TINSLEY, Mrs. W. L. VERNON, Mrs. BILL SCHWAKE, Mrs. LEROY ELDER, Mrs. FRED WILLIAMS, Mrs. MARVIN ROY and children BILL and BETTY ANN, and Mrs. V. D. ELLIS and children YVONNE and DARRYL. The next meeting will be with Mrs. W. L. VERNON at the Southerland hotel.
Thursday, June 13, 1940
Funeral at Erick
Mrs. HARRY FRYE of Sulphur returned from Erick where she attended the funeral of her father JOHN WRIGHT, age 87, who died Friday night. Wright visited in Sulphur about five weeks last winter. Survivors include his wife; seven daughters, Mrs. Frye, MRS. THOMAS H. POWELL of Stotts City, Missouri; Mrs. W. J. COUNTS of McAlester, Mrs. JAMES MCNATT of Norman, Mrs. W. E. TAYLOR of Shamrock, Texas; Mrs. J. E. BIGGS of Lubbock, Texas and a daughter in San Francisco, Cal, and a son JOHN WRIGHT Jr. of Erick.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. MAXWELL , who live six miles south of Sulphur, announce the birth of a son born Friday afternoon at the Rose clinic, named ROBERT BURTON Jr.
JOHN W. EWING, long time resident of the Hickory community, died Monday night, June 10, following a long illness. He was 68 years old. Death came in the Valley View hospital at Ada where he underwent a major operation. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Methodist Church at Hickory with Rev. J. M. JONES, pastor, officiating. Interment in the Hickory cemetery was arranged by Dunn funeral home. John W. Ewing was born May 11, 1872 at Sulphur Springs, Texas. He married December 23, 1900 to ADA B. SHORE at Sulphur Springs. They moved to Hickory 40 years ago where they reared their children, maintaining a home constantly open to their many friends, holding a place of high esteem in the community. He joined the Methodist Church in 1919. Mr. Ewing is survived by his widow, Mrs. ADA EWING, three daughters Mrs. LOYD WELCH of Roff, Mrs. BUCK LEARY of Sulphur and Mrs. JESS LEE of Hickory; four grandchildren; three brothers, A. EWING of Britton, JIM EWING of Camden, Ark., and M. E. EWING of Madill; and a sister Mrs. T. A. MORTON of Oklahoma City.
HAROLD C. CUNNINGHAM 50 and Miss RUBY MAGEE of Ada.
FOSTER H. THOMAS 19 and MARGARET G. HAWKINS of Davis.
LOW R. EDWARDS 19 of Rt 3 Sulphur and DOROTHY BLALOCK of Sulphur.
EARL D. LINVILLE 18 of Sulphur and EDITH BROWN of Wynnewood.
CLYDE F. BEAVER 20 and FLORA L. DUKE of Sulphur.
OLA FINIS BOURNS 32 of Ardmore and OVELIA E. LOONEY of McAlester.
FLOYD A. DUNAHO 21 of Davis and MARY FROST of Wynnewood.
JOE HUGHES 23 and VIVIAN FLORENCE MILLER of Sulphur.
JOHN HENRY DAY 18 and JANETTE SUSIN MOODY of Sulphur.
LIONEL S. BURROWS 24 of Madill and HAZEL M. BLANTON of Ardmore.
RUFUS HOLLAND 25 and MILDRED BYRD of Wynnewood.
ALVIS L. PRENTICE 24 of Shawnee and EVELYN V. THETFORD of Sulphur.
WAYNE RICHARD 26 of Sulphur and Mrs. ESTELLE WILLIS of Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. L. TOLLIVER of the Carr Chapel community attended the funeral services for JOHN L. EWING at Hickory. Mr. and Mrs. TOLLIVERand RUSSELL HOGGARD visited Mr. Tolliver’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. DOC L. TOLLIVER at Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. CARR and family of Fort Cobb visited her brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLEY PERRY, then they attended the wedding of Mr. Carr’s niece, Miss VIRGINIA MORGAN at Oklahoma City.
Mrs. GEORGIE WARD returned from a two weeks stay at bedside of her daughter Mrs. E. T. WHITE at an Oklahoma City hospital.
Mrs. JOHN COOPER and little daughter RUTH ANN joined Mr. and Mrs. B. F. THOMPSON and daughters OMA LEE and MARY FRANCES of Stratford in leaving on vacation to Springfield and other points in Missouri. They will visit Mr. and Mrs. HARRY THOMPSON and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. ECKERLE and daughter LEONA of Oklahoma City visited their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. KENT of 1216 East First St.
Mrs. BYRON AMSPACHER left to visit her parents Mr. and Mrs. ROY RADLEY at Pawnee.
Mrs. JOHN DAVENPORT and her sister JOAN DENNIS visited in Oklahoma City and Shawnee.
Thursday, June 30, 1940
The funeral for JOHN W. EWING was held at the Hickory Methodist Church Wednesday, June 12, with the pastor, Rev. JONES, assisted by Rev. HOLLAND of Ada and Rev. PIGG of Madill. Active pallbearers were his nephews, JIM EWING of Madill, MURL EWING of Tulsa, B. B. EWING and JOE EWING of Suphur Springs, Texas, LEV MILLER of Tyler, Texas and EWING MARTIN of Oklahoma City… (long list of relatives who attended the funeral).
PLEAS SHIP P of the CCC camp at Wynnewood spent the weekend at home.
Miss JOHNNIE GATLIN visited her sister Mrs. LAHOMA SOUTH at Mannsville.
M. A. MITCHELL spent the weekend at home.
MARTHA JO ETCHISON returned from visiting her brother at Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. EARL SULLIVAN andson of Anadarko and PAUL SULLIVAN of Brunswick, Georgia visited their grandmother Mrs. UNDERWOOD.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. WALLER and family of Gunter, Texas visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. W.A. BARROW.
REFORD BAKER and THRESIA HICKS visited their uncle and aunt at Oklahoma City.
Miss BERTHA SHIPP shopped in Sulphur.
ANNA BELLE WALLER of Gunter, Texas is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. BARROW.
Mrs. JONES of Texas is visiting her sister Mrs. ADA EWING.
LESTER L. NEAL 27 of Sulphur and Miss THELMA PAYNE of Davis.
JACK R. ELLIOTT 18 of Wichita, Kansas and SYLVIA MAE SMITH of Sulphur.
LOYD N. RIDLING 22 of Stratford and MODENA LYLE of Sulphur.
RAYMOND BARGER 19 of Sulphur and ROMIA CARROLL of Ardmore.
Patients at the Rose Clinic: Miss JOSEPHINE WOMACK of Sulphur; Mrs. BILL MUSGROVE of Roff, BOB JACKSON of Sulphur, JERRY GILBERT son of KNOX GILBERT of Sulphur.
Thursday, June 26, 1940
Mill Creek Man Died
TROY LEE TAYLOR, age 21, of Mill Creek died at the University hospital at Oklahoma City from a tetanus infection Tuesday afternoon. He was born in Missouri and lived in Scullin, Mill Creek and surrounding communities since 1920. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. EFFIE TAYLOR; his parents Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT TAYLOR of Mill Creek; four brothers, THORNTON TAYLOR of Hachita. N. M. and MARVIN TAYLOR now in CCC No. 808 at Sulphur, ROBERT TAYLOR and CARL TAYLOR all of Mill Cree; and three sisters JUANITA TAYLOR, MARGIE TAYLOR and JULIA TAYLOR all of Mill Creek. Services were held this afternoon at the Mill Creek Baptist Church with Rev. H. Z. BULMAN officiating. Interment at the Troy cemetery was arranged by Dunn funeral home.
The Little Shop, recently opened in the Hassen building, moved to a new location at Gray Gables at 410 W. Muskogee, announced by the manager Miss LOIS HENDRICKS.
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
JOHN R. GOUGH of Fulton, Missouri, supervising teacher at the Missouri School for the Deaf, was named superintendent of the OSD here. He succeeds Dr. J. W. BLATTNER who is retiring as superintendent after serving 25 years.
Killed in Train Wreck
SAMUEL LELAND SHORE, railroad brakeman who was killed in a wreck north of Guthrie Monday morning, was a cousin of Rev. A. A. HARMAN of the First Christian Church. Shore and the train fireman were killed and the engineer was seriously burned in the wreck. Harman said that Shore is the third of a family of ten brothers who has met with violent deaths in recent years. About three years ago, one brother was murdered and a year later, another was killed in an automobile wreck near Edmond.
Corley Community Resident Died
Mrs. MILLISSA VIOLA WALLS, age 55, who lived in the Corley community 15 miles north of Sulphur, died Monday at her home, death attributed to paralysis. Mrs. Walls was born in Mississippi and spent her early life there. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness church. Survivors include her husband, W. G. WALLS, three sons, JACK WALLS and WILLIAM WALLS both of Roff, and SHORTY WALLS of Red Park, Arizona, and five daughters, Mrs. ELZIE WRIGHT, Mrs. MAE JOHNSON, Mrs. WANDA THOMPSON, Miss ONA WALLS all of Roff and Miss TANNA WALLS of Maderia, California. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Corley school house with Rev. T. J. WOODS of Davis officiating. Interment was at the Corley cemetery in Garvin County arranged by Frier funeral home.
ARTHUR WALLEN, Sulphur painter, escaped serious injury last Thursday while working at the home of Rev. J. W. LOWMAN.
JOHN TOWNSLEY Jr., of Sulphur, a youth, underwent an operation for a broken leg.
Aged Resident Died
JAMES WESLEY WILLIAMS, age 80, died Tuesday night at the home of his son ERNEST WILLIAMS who lives near County Line.Williams was a native of Hunt County, Texas. His wife, Mrs. VELMA WILLIAMS, died several years ago and he was buried beside her Wednesday afternoon at Velma. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Velma Baptist Church, arrangements made by Dunn funeral home.
Dies after Operation
KENNETH ROY TUCKER, age 18, of Roff died Sunday night in an Ada hospital following an operation for a ruptured appendix. He had been a resident of Roff since birth. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. MARTHA TUCKER of Roff and his mother Mrs. JIM PETERSON of Roff. Services were held at the McGee school house Tuesday afternoon with Rev. BARD WOOD officiating. Interment was at the McGee cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home.
Sulphur firemen made their first call in exactly a month when they extinguished a fire at the home of JIM ROCHELLE between Broadway and Muskogee streets.
ONITA BRYANT vs H. T. BRYANT, motion to squash service of summons…
ESTELLE RICHARDS vs WAYNE RICHARDS, order given setting aside divorce decree.
ROBERT JACKSON, age about 56, of Watonga, father of Miss MABEL JACKSON who is a nurse at the Sulphur Clinic, died Saturday night at the local hospital following a long illness. Jackson had been staying here with his daughter, who is the only survivor, about a year. The body was taken to Watonga for funeral services and interment arranged by Dunn funeral home.
A civil action for $59,400 was filed by Mrs. BESS HYDEN of Davis against the Yellow Cab Transit Co. Her husband JOHN L. HYDEN was killed on October 12, 1939 in Coalgate when the car in which he was riding was allegedly struck by a Yellow Cab Transit truck which was traveling at a high rate of speed…charges the truck driver was negligent going 60 mph and failed to keep outlook for the car approaching from the opposite direction. Mrs. Hyden has two children.
BYRON KING WATSON 21 and Miss JESSIE MAEY DREW of Dougherty.
GROVER C. LEMING 27 of Rt 2 Sulphur and Miss MABEL AUBREY of Mill Creek.
T. P. TULEY 26 of Rt. 2 Wynnewood and Miss GRACE DICKINSON of Rt. 2 Davis.
EMMITT YOUNG (colored0 26 and Miss BESSIE REED of Shawnee.
JOHN A. COFFEY 21 of Wynnewood and Miss BLANCHE MCMAHAN of Roff.
GRADY B. ROSS 25 and Miss CLARENE SARTIN of Suphur.
MACE HERNDON Jr. 27 of Sulphur and Miss MARTHA STONE of Fort Defiance, Arizona.
Thursday, July 4, 1940
Mrs. J. M. CURRIE of Rt 1 Davis, remembers the bullfights in Mexico when she lived with her parents at Las Esperanza, Coahuila, Mexico where her father was a machinist for the American Coke and Coal Co.
FRED D. KIRBO 28 of Wilson and Miss MARIAN BETTY BARNHART of Seminole.
BROWN NEWTON 45 and Miss BERNICE ALEXANDER of Ardmore.
JOE CAIN18 of Mill Creek and Miss BERTHA WILLIAMS of Sulphur.
SAM MORRIS 29 and Miss ANN WOOD both of Dallas.
MATT SHIPMAN 43 and Miss SYBIL HOWARD of Sulphur.
THOMAS LEE MOORE 30 of Dewar and Miss NIGHIGAN DUNHAM of Henryetta.
JACKSON COLLINS 26 and Mrs. JENNITTA HALL of Stonewall.
J. I. MCKINZIE 46 of Evant, Texas and Miss PRISCILLA IVEY of Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. RAY CONNALLY and daughter BETTY of Oklahoma City were Sunday guest of their relatives Mr. and Mrs. EARLE MASTERS of 1108 East First St.
Mrs. BILL BOSTICK returned from Hot Springs, Arkansas, accompanied by Mrs. RICHARDINE TURMAN of Lawrence.
Miss ZUNITA WAKEFIELD of Durant, formerly of Sulphur, visited Miss MARIAN HOWELL and her mother Mrs. F. W. HOWELL of 1218 East Division St.
Mr. and Mrs. ARCHIE VERNON, Mrs. ALICE HAMBY and Mrs. J. A. HAMBY went to Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. FLACK went to visit the home of their daughter, Mrs. J. B. HOGEU at Oklahoma before leaving for a visit with their children in Los Angeles, California.
Mrs. A. C. HUDSON of Davis visited her sisters Mrs. J. H. MCCRAY and Mrs. ANCEL HARRIS and other relatives.
Thursday, July 11, 1940
Funeral for L. L. Davis
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for LEMUEL LEE DAVIS, age 63, who died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at 1220 West Wynnewood ave. early Sunday morning. Mr. Davis was born in Grayson County, Texas October 26, 1876. He moved with his family to Indian Territory when he was a small child and lived in Sulphur since 1927. He was a member of the Church of Christ and served as an elder and minister in the church many years. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. DOLLIE DAVIS; five daughters, Medames LEWIS R. COOPER and CHARLES MURDOCK both of Sulphur, JAMES L. BROOKS of Konawa, CECIL FURGERSON of Oklahoma City and VIRGIL WALLS of Pearson; and two sons, ARTHUR DAVIS of Konawa and BOYD DAVIS of Pearson; four brothers, two sisters and 28 grandchildren. Services were at the Tishomingo Ave. Church of Christ, Rev. ROVILL JOHNSON officiating. Interment at Oaklawn was arranged by Dunn funeral home.
Mr. and Mrs. BUNK ROBINSON and family are off to Grand Rapids, Michigan where their daughter Mrs. JEWEL MENEARILLI will live. While Mr. Robinson is away, his place as Frisco depot agent is taken by J. C. CAWLES of Latham, Kansas.
J. L. WAGGONER of the CCC Sulphur camp visited his parents before leaving for Grand Lake, Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. Z. A. GARRETT, and Mrs. ALLIE WAGGONER and three daughters attended TROY TAYLOR’S funeral at Mill Creek Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. GERMANY and son HUBERT of Fletcher visited the home of H. M. ELLIOTT.
Mr. and Mrs. BEBE CHADWICK and PATRICK visited Mrs. ELLA VALE and children.
Mrs. RAYMOND LASSEMAN of Roff and her mother Mrs. HAMMACH of Sherman, Texas visited Mr. and Mrs. J. M. JINKS.