In 1970 at the death of Ida Lee (Boaz) (Linder) McElhaney in Muskogee, OK, her funeral records indicate she had a sister, Beatrice (Boaz) Blackard, of Sulphur, Murray Co, OK.The SS Death Index indicates a Beatrice Blackard b. Jun. 21, 1885 died Sulphur, OK Oct. 1973, the apparent wife of a "J. Blackard", b. Sep. 28, 1885 who died in Sulphur in Jun. 1967.
Ida Lee Boaz was born in March 1880. When Ida Lee married Thomas Richard Linder in March 1901, she is stated in the license to have been from "Menard", IT, about 7-miles due east of Ft. Gibson in what is now Cherokee Co, OK.
Until one week ago, the descendants of Thomas Richard and Ida Lee (Boaz) Linder did not know that Thomas was the 3rd great grandson of the historically significant Cherokee Nancy "Na-na-ye-hi" Ward.Ida's parents are the only thing missing in fully understanding the family tree.
Can you help me understand who the parents of Ida Lee and Beatrice Boaz (apparently sisters) were?