Mae Cleveland McCathern was born 20 May 1899 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma and died 13 Aug 1976 in Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas.She married James Emitt McCathern on 6 Jan 1920 in Beckham County, Oklahoma.
What I remember about Mae was she was an exceptional gardener known in Hereford, Texas for her roses and other flowers.When you visited she always gave you a gift of her seeds.She never had an idle moment finding things to do all the time.She also liked to collect anitiques.At her funeral they described her as "a character."She was a colorful lady.
She had three natural children, two males who are still living and one female, Elona Mae, born 1924 and dying in Texola in 1928.She is buried in Buffalo Cemetery, Mayfield, Oklahoma.Both her sons served in the military during World War II.
Mae died of cancer in 1976 and she is buried next to Emitt in the cemetery in Hereford, Texas.