Ezekiel was my great grandfather.
Here is what I know from my grandmother, Violet Patton Apple who died at 88 this morning, September 7, 2007:
My grandfather was Walter Carmen Apple.He died in 1999 at 86.
His father was Ezekiel Apple who married Anna Maye Kent (we have a gorgeous, slightly blurry photo of Anna Maye sitting on a chair in a field with a plaid scarf around her neck) in 1898 in Tennessee.Anna Maye died early and Ezekiel Apple went on to marry Harriet Hawkins in Crum Creek OK in 1922.He was 40 and she was 43.We believe Ezekiel had a brother, Luke whom he lived near in Fir, Montgomery, Arkansas in 1910.They eventually moved to Oklahoma.Also, we believe Ezekiel’s father was James P. Apple, born and died in Tennessee.
Children of Ezekiel & Anna Maye, the children might have lived with Luke after Anna Maye died:
Walter Carmen born October 26, 1912, married Violet Patton, August 3, 1919, on November 11, 1934, in Oklahoma – 7 children.
Children of Walter & Violet (they moved to Northern California in the mid 1930s, and then onto Silverton Oregon where they lived out their days):
Lenora Ann (passed), born January 25, 1936, married Jeff Western:Three children: Jeff, Julie and Dawn.
Wayne Carmen, born September 8, 1939, married Sonja Lysne:Four children:Shari, Traci, Kelli, and Scott
Lester Arthur born May 20, 1942, married Theresa Lee Porter:Two Children: Candace, me, & Michael
Bethel Ezekiel born November 24, 1944, married Mary ______:Two children:Gary and Sarah
Dwight Dean born May 24, 1947, married Linda _______:One child: Jenee
Joyce Elaine born October, married Michael Clapp:Two children:Shannon and Ryan
Debra Violet born October, never married.
Rufus William Apple lived in Oklahoma City most of his life, was married and had kids, details unknown
Bethel lived in Kansas and then Chesapeake, Ohio, was married and had kids, details unknown
George lived in Williams, AZ for years, details unknown
Hugh lived in Heavner, OK most of his life, was married had two boys Howard and Glenn, further details unknown.
Daisy, my grandfather's only sister, lived in Oklahoma most of her life but don’t have any details.
I have more information on Violet’s line and the current generations as well.