The Waurika News Democrat
Waurika, Jefferson County, Oklahoma
Friday, July 10, 1942
Grandmother Collins, a little old lady who had known life here for almost a century, joined the caravan of her pioneer friends late Sunday night… Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church by Rev. G. LYLE SMITH, a close friend whose birthday was on the same day as Grandmother Collins and observed the date with her, assisted by Rev. W. A. MCCONNELL and Rev. ALBERT MCCLELLAN. Interment was in the Waurika cemetery. ALABAMA HORTON was born Dec. 5, 1847 in DeKalb County, Alabama, daughter of ‘Uncle PRESTON and Aunt BETSY’ HORTON whose sons and daughters number 16, 14 growing to maturity. From this remarkable large family, to survive the passing of their sister are: Mrs. MARTHA SELLERS age 99, and Mrs. PARLIE JONES, 98, both of Arizona, Mrs. IDA SMITH, 85, of Oak Grove, Alabama, Mrs. DOUG COLEMAN, age 83, of Fort Payne, Alabama, GRIFFIN HORTON, age 78 and JOHN HORTON, age 75, of Porterville, Alabama. She grew up on her parents’ plantation and on June 28, 1866, she was united in marriage with A. G. COLLINS at Oak Grove, Alabama. They began married life with little except her dowry, a great deal of ambition, and a desire to succeed. … She had a badly crippled hand sustained when the sorghum mill jammed and none of the help knew anything except yell for Miss Bama. She released it but her hand was permanently injured. The Collins were blessed with 11 children: EDWIN who died when 10 days old, ADA and RHODA who died ages 4 and 5 within a week of each other, ROBERT who died at 22 while a medical student; surviving sons and daughters are Mrs. GEORGIA DOSS, Mrs. LILLIE MAY, Dr. D. B. COLLINS, Mrs. BIRDIE HODGE, A. G. COLLINS, JOHN COLLINS and Mrs. BELLE SECKMAN, all of whom miss their mother greatly. There are 25 living grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, PHILIP DEAN and HAROLD GENE TOTTY of Ryan. In 1903 the Collins family left Alabama and came to Sugden, then to Big Pasture at its opening, then to New Mexico, then back to Jefferson County where they became land owners, farmers and stockmen. In later years Mr. and Mrs. Collins moved to Waurika and built a home next to their son, Dr. D. B. COLLINS, whose special charge they were until Mr. Collins died Dec. 22, 1932. On Dec. 1, 1934, Grandmother Collins told Dr. Collins told she wanted to move to the Waurika hospital and since that time she has lived there. …
Under the Stars and Stripes
Short items about men in service: Lt. CLIFFORD PITTMAN, FRANKLIN TEETER of the U. S. Navy, son of Mrs. HASSA TEETER; Sgt. ELMER COFER of U. S. Army, son of SEBE COFER; Capt. BILL CLEVERDIN; Pvt. MALCOLM FOWLER; Pvt. GEORGE A. BROWN; Lt. THOMAS E. ASHINHURST, son of the late Dr. ASHINHURST of Waurika; ALBERT F. COCKRELL son of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIS F. COCKRELL of Addington; Tech. Sgt. EARL W. HUTCHINGSson of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. HUTCHINGS of Hastings and his wife, the former Miss MARY CARNES PHIPPS; Pvt. T. L. ’DODO’ EDMONDSON son of Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD EDMONDSON of Addington; Sgt. CHARLES WINCHELL of Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, a guest of the L. C. HUTCHINGS family and Miss MAYE HUTCHINGS of Addington; Pvt. ELMER LEE HUFER son of Mr. and Mrs. M. HUFFER; First Mate ROBERT BOLLING of Freer, Texas formerly of Waurika with wife and two children at Alice Texas for duration; DEE BAKER, former resident here and captain in World War I, accepted for special training at Camp Wolters at Mineral Wells, Texas, hisson Lt. DEE BAKER Jr. graduated from Okla. A & M now at Camp Bowie, Texas; RICHARD CARTER son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. CARTER in army air photography.
DICK PRYOR, superintendent of Mountain Home school, announced school opening July 13.
Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. O. A. MULLER
Mr. and Mrs. CARLOS MONTANDON and children JENNIE LYNN and BUDDY are visiting relatives in Van Buren, Arkansas.
Mr. and Mrs. BILL MOORE and daughter DONNA FAYE, who are on vacation in Arkansas, visited the Montandons in Arkansas.
Mrs. F. C. KEETON and sons CLIFF and DON are visiting relatives in Shawnee.
J. W. CATHEY and sister Miss MARTHA CATHEY and JOE BROCK were in Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. HEARN SPRADLING of Wilson were here.
JACKIE WALKER is spending this week with his brother WESLEY WALKER and family in Durant.
Mrs. ALICE TREADWELL and daughter JEAN and GRACE of Dallas and Mrs. Treadwell’s son O. P. TREADWELL with his wife and two sons PIERCE Jr. and FLOYD of Victoria, Texas, are guests of their sister and aunt Mrs. A. C. SWINNEY and Mr. Swinney.
Dr. and Mrs. HARRY WHITE of Ada were guests of his sister Mrs. L. M. LONDON and Mrs. London.
Mrs. A. W. SAMPLES and daughter ANNA LOUISE returned from Arlington, Texas where they visited her sister Mrs. JAMES LEFTWICH.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE HOLLOWAY and son EARL are in Ardmore.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. HAMM and son KEN/KEM of Wichita Falls visited the Hamm family of Ringling and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. WID EAKIN of Gainesville, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. SMITH and sons attended the rodeo at Ardmore.
RAYMOND GOODMAN, a cadet in the Air Corps training at Enid, visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. FRED GOODMAN Friday en route to Lubbock, Texas for a two months extensive course.
Mr. and Mrs. M. O. TUCKER returned from vacation at Hot Springs, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee.
Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. GARNER were Mr. and Mrs. HARRY KUINN(?) of Chickasha.
Mrs. SALLIE JO COLSON, who is visiting her sister Mrs. W. R. CONRAD and Dr. Conrad at Portageville, Missouri, underwent an appendix operation there Friday and is doing nicely.
JEAN GRIFFIN of Oklahoma City is visiting her aunts Mrs. BOSS JONES and Mrs. WEBSTER MITCHELL.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN UHLES and children visited at Gene Autry (Berwyn).
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. WOODWORTH attended the rodeo at Ardmore.
JAMES PISTOLE, student at O.U., visited his mother Mrs. J. W. PISTOLE.
Sgt and Mrs. DANA JACKSON returned to Cheyenne, Wyoming, after visiting relatives here. He is stationed at Fort Warren.
Mrs. TERRY MORRIS has been seriously ill.
Rev. C. O. BIGBIE and JOHN LOVE attended the all day Workers meeting at the Baptist Church at Rubottom.
Among the young people at Turners Falls: Miss JOYCE HODGES, DORIS WELCH, Miss EVELYN BARKER, ED MILLER, Miss PAULINE BLACKWELL, Miss MODENE FARMER and PRESTON CONNELL.
Mrs. LOVIE COFFEY of Wichita Falls and Mr. and Mrs. NEWT SANDERS of Ardmore visited the BIGBIE home.
Mrs. MARY MUSGRAVES is in Oklahoma City to visit her son SOCAR SONS and Mrs. Sons and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. VERNON PEMBERTON and friends from Dallas visited his mother Mrs. ETTA PEMBERTON.
Mrs. C. A. MARTIN of Waurika presented a book review in the home of Mrs. J. P. DULANEY. Mrs. Dulaney was assisted by Mrs. F. D. GROVER and Mrs. BILL MOORE. Out of town guests Mrs. PAUL TOTTY, Mrs. O. RIDING, Mrs. MARSHALL SAMPLES all of Waurika, and Mrs. A. G. COLLINS and Mrs. HURK BAUCOM of Claypool.
Junior League Camp
Attending the Junior League Camp at Turner Falls: JO ANN EAKIN, ADA MARIE GARNER, BETTIE BELL RANDOLPH, and JUNIOR SPIVEY. Rev. F. D. GROVER accompanied there.
Rev. and Mrs. C. O. BIGBIE entertained the pastor of the Enon Association at the Bigbie ranch south of Ringling.
Vacation Bible school began at the Baptist Church with L. B. GORDEN as principal, Miss MILDRED DAVIS as secretary and pianist, and teachers, Mrs. FRED MITCHELL, Mrs. OLEN MARTIN, Mrs. DOW GREER, Mrs. B. M. NEWMAN, Miss JOYCE HODGES and Mrs. C. O. BIGBIE.
Hastings Items by Mrs. E. O. MILLER
Little DONNA SUE DRESSER of El Reno came down on the Rocket to spend two weeks with her grandmother Mrs. VETA WILSON.
Pvt. RAY CHANDLER of Camp Barkeley, Texas, was here.
FRED SILVEY of Lawton visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. P. H. SILVEY and little daughter JOY.
GLEN MCCARTY and LEN BOYDSTON, who have defense jobs in Gainesville, Texas, spent the holiday with their families.
RUFUS MANN and GEORGE MITCHELL were in Ardmore.
Sgt. ROBERT HATCHER of Camp Barkeley, Texas, visited his family in the Texas community.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. CRISTIE / CHRISTIE and daughter PEGGY of Austin, Texas visited the LEN BOYDSTON family. Peggy stayed to spend the summer with her grandmother.
Miss LILLIAN CHANDLER was in Lawton.
Mrs. M. M. BERNARD’S mother Mrs. W. T. COLE, who has been in Vicksburg, Mississippi, returned home.
Mrs. CHARLES ADAMS of Oklahoma City spent the holiday with home folks. PATTY RAY PRICE, who visited Mrs. Adams, came back with her.
Pvt. ESTES MITCHELL of Sheppard Field at Wichita Falls was here.
Pvt. J. B. FOSTER of Fort Sill visited his family here.
Mrs. BENTON GRAYSON of Haskell, Texas, returned home after visiting the CAROL STAFFORD family.
Mr. and Mrs. OTHO THOMPSON had as dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. HOMER EDWARDS and sons of Temple. Another son H. C. EDWARDS was here on a furlough from Camp Barkeley, Texas.
Miss RUTH EMERSON returned from visiting the CLAUDE EMERSON family at Muskogee.
Miss ROBBIE LOU SYLLENDER, attending business school at Oklahoma City, was here for the holiday. Miss PAULINE SYLLENDER, also of Oklahoma City, was here to visit her mother.
Mr. and Mrs. LORAN TYSON and daughters visited the E. O. MILLER family.
Corporal JOHN SHERMAN YOUNG of Camp Polk, Louisiana, visited his father A. E. YOUNG in the Madden community.
Mrs. EMMA CLEMENTS of Waurika visited here.
To celebrate the birthday of Mrs. H. W. BOYDSTON, relatives gathered at the Boydston home Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. T. J. GOODGER of Lawton, Mrs. R. B. ETTER of Waurika, MILDRED and GLENN BOYDSTUN of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CHANDLER, Mr. and Mrs. CLIFFORD HARPER and EMOGENE of Hastings.
The marriage of Miss JEAN GOIN and KACY THOMPSON Sunday evening came as a surprise to friends. Rev. WILKERSON of the Church of Christ at Duncan read the vows in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. EUGENE HIGHT and Mr. and Mrs. JAY BURUM, all of Hastings. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. GOIN of Hastings and finished high school last year and is attending a business school at Duncan. KACY (A. K.) is the son of Mr. and Mrs. EARL THOMPSON of Hasting, finished high school and plans to attend Oklahoma A. & M. at Stillwater this fall.
Miss MAVELDA BARKER entertained with a slumber party. Guests: Misses EMOGENE BOYDSTUN, JOYCE WALLACE, JERRY LYONS, NINA RUTH FREEMAN and IRENE COOPER.
Mrs. ROY STORY and Mrs. B. HAWKINS of Addington visited Mrs. LONDON.
A.R. KISER, attending radio school at Tonkawa, spent the weekend with home folks, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. KISER / KIZER and Mrs. MARION WHITFIELD.
W. C. LONDON was in Duncan.
Mr. and Mrs. GENE PHELPS and children were in Addington to visit her mother Mrs. HOLLMON and her brother.
Mrs. JULIUS LONDON left for San Francisco, Calif., where her husband is.
Misses GWENDOLYN WHITFIELD and JUHREE LONDON with some Addington friends went to Duncan.
Mrs. MARY EDWARDS visited her sister Mrs. G. W. YEAGER.
Mr. and Mrs. J. FOWLER visited the BUD FOWLER family in Mud Creek community.
Mrs. WENDELL YEAGER and children visited relatives in Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. BUD FOWLER visited the JESS FOWLER family.
Mrs. FRED BRITTON went to visit her father at Walters.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. LONDON and children and Mrs. ARCHIE PLEISS / PLESS and son were in Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. DUD BRITTON and children went fishing.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. WELCH visited her parents near Addington.
Mr. and Mrs. PAUL KING and children visited her mother near Addington.
Friday, July 7, 1942
Mrs. J. B. WAINSCOTT
After several years of illness, Mrs. J. B. WAINSCOTT died July 9 at the family home in east Waurika. Funeral services were conducted July 10 at the Morris Chapel by Rev. G. LYLE SMITH of the Waurika Christian Church of which she was a member. Interment was in the Waurika cemetery. JOSIE CLANNAHAN was born at Gainesville, Texas, Feb. 20(?), 1886, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. CLANNAHAN. The family lived at Gainesville and later moved to Ardmore area where she was married 38 years ago to J. B. WAINSCOTT. The family lived around Gainesville and Ardmore until 19 years ago when they moved to Waurika area. Mr. and Mrs. Wainscott were the parents of five children, one dying in infancy. Surviving are VERDIE, Mrs. J. E. LOKEY of Waurika; OTIS of Wichita Falls; DOROTHY, Mrs. JIMMIE CULLAR of Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. JOYCE BROWN of Walters and MURIEL of the home; they with Mr. Wainscott mourn her loss. There is one grandchild. Mrs. Wainscott is also survived by her father, W. E. CLANNAHAN of Hobart; three brothers, CLARK CLANNAHAN of Hobart, JAY CLANNAHAN of Cordell; ALLEN CLANNAHAN of Olney, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. T. I. MEANS of Rockey and Mrs. CLAUDE MASSEY of Canadian. All were present at the funeral rites except Mrs. Jimmie Cullar, who visited here in March.
JAMES ROY VICKERS
James Roy Vickers of Abilene, Texas, age 49, a former resident here, died at the hospital in Santa Anna, Texas, Saturday. He was born at Petersburg, Kentucky but came to the Ryan community with his parents when he was six years old. He grew up in Ryan and married Miss CALLIE CAPPS. To them were born five children, one dying in infancy. Surviving are AVA, ARVILL, PAULINE, and CAROL, and some grandchildren. There are three sisters, Mrs. A G. COLLINS of this community, Mrs. BOYD KIMMEL and Mrs. EARL HOLCOMBE both of Fort Worth; and brothers WILLIE, CORDELL, and JOHN of El Reno and DON of Anadarko. All their children with their mother were present at his death. Mr. Vickers was a barber in Abilene for years with a fine business. He was taken ill recently with a kidney ailment and went to the family physician at Santa Anna for treatment. Funeral services were held Sunday at Abilene and interment was there.
Under the Stars and Stripes
Pvt. CLAUD PARKER, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. PARKER of the Claypool community, is with Co. G 358th Infantry, now in Australia. He writes his wife is employed in the War Dept. at Washington, D. C.
Petty officer ELMO POE, volunteer with the Naval Reserves, is stationed at Owensboro, Kentucky; he is son of Mrs. A. E. LANDON and a former member of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol; his wife and two small sons are in Oklahoma City where she will teach this term.
S. Sgt. HARLEY Q. MOORE of Ellington Field, Texas, home on furlough to visit his parents; on provost marshal duty.
HORACE BROOKS, son of the L. C. BROOKS and the late Mrs. Brooks, with the Medical Corps in the Naval Reserves at Corona, Calif., Naval hospital.
EMERSON PHILLIPS and MALCOLM FOWLER are at Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, Texas, taking tests for mechanical school.
CARL ROBERTS of U. S. Army and brother BARNEY ROBERTS of U. S. Navy are in active service, unknown whereabouts, according to their grandmother Mrs. D. A. FOWLER, both are from Jefferson County although their parents live in Kingman, Arizona.
S.Sgt. BUMPKIN LAYTON, radio operation in U. S. Army stationed at Bowling Field near Washington, D. C., writes his grandmother Mrs. W. O. LAYTON.
BILLIE POE, volunteer with U. S. Armed Forces, and youngest son of Mrs. A. E. LANDON, shipped to unknown destination.
Pfc. GERLAND W. PORTERFIELD, 23 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. RAY P. PORTERFIELD of Route 1, graduated from Post Technical Clerical and Supply school at Midland Army Flying School, world’s largest bombardier college.
Pvt. F. C. WILLIAM LEWIS ‘BILLIE’ GUTHERIDGE wrote his father he is on board a ship, unknown location.
Part of Ryan news
Mrs. JAMES P. WADE and children of Healdton visited relatives here.
Mrs. J. T. DANIEL was called to Terral, Texas Sunday by the death of her father. Mr. and Mrs. BEN DANIEL, Miss ROWENA and ROLAND accompanied her.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK LESH and his mother visited Mr. and Mrs. J. R. KENNEDY. The Lesh family live near Nocona, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. MORGAN GLENN and family went to Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. RICHARD STARK and son, Mr. and Mrs. TOM KYKER and family of Duncan visited relatives here.
Miss RUTHIE CHAFFIN is now employed at San Antonio, Texas.
Miss JUNE MARTIN of Houston, Texas visited her aunt, Mrs. R. C. ARMSTRONG and family here.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE WILLIAMS and baby are spending a few days with relatives here before leaving for Louisiana where he was transferred.
Mr. and Mrs. GARLAND WHITE moved back to Ryan from Rush Springs and he will enter the U.S. Army.
D. D. THOMPSON of Littlefield, Texas was in Ryan on his way to Mineral Wells, Texas to visit his son OWEN who is the U. S. Army there.
W. L. ACREE was here on business and visited relatives.
GRANT REED of Grady was in Ryan on business.
The Leona Hillary Circle entertained the Lizzie B. Wilson Circle in the home of Mrs. J. H. BARRETT Tuesday afternoon. Two new members: Mrs. FLORENCE PALMER and Mrs. WOODRUFF. A short services was held by Mrs. JIM LEWIS to honor the mothers who have sons in the armed forces. Mrs. HOMER CRAYTON of Saint Louis was a special guest.
News from Terral by Mrs. J. H. PEALOR
Mr. and Mrs. CARL GAMBLE of Healdton visited here.
Mrs. OLLIE GREEN and children of Electra, Texas visited here.
HOMER EWING of Ryan was here.
TOM EMBREE / EMBRY of Grady was here.
OTTO ROBERTSON, ROBERT KIRBY, and WESLEY LEAVELLE were in Fort Worth.
Mrs. W. L. RICHARDS is sick.
Mr. and Mrs. BENNIE BROWN of Ringling visited the FERRIS CEPHUS family.
JOHN SMART of Good Chapel was here on business.
The W. B. WAGONNER family were in Denton, Texas with their parents and grandparents.
Mr. and Mrs. OPAL HAMILTON were in Bowie, Texas with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. ELMER HAYS and son LYNN had business at Spearman, Texas.
Rev. and Mrs. A. F. DUKE of County Line visited his sister Mrs. DOVIE LOCK and family here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. HAMILTON and daughter BETTY LOU of Amarillo, Texas, visited his brother OPAL HAMILTON and family.
J. E. CEPHUS took Rev. and Mrs. S. S. WALKER to Oscar where Rev. Walker will hold a revival.
Mr. and Mrs. PAUL JAMES BROWN of Vernon, Texas, visited his sister Mrs. CECIL SHARP and family.
Mr. and Mrs. DELL CATES of Maud and Mrs. OCIE LAMBERT of Oklahoma City spent the weekend with the R. H. CATES family.
Mr. and Mrs. AB HICKMAN shopped in Waurika.
W. R. WAGONER and family were at Turner Falls.
BILL MONTGOMERY left for Memphis, Tenn., to visit his parents.
Mrs. ALVA HULLUM and daughter SHIRLEY NELL had business at Ryan.
Mr. and Mrs. SAM SHORTES of Fort Worth visited his brother M. F. SHORTE family and the J. E. CEPHUS family.
Prof. HOWARD KING and family visited at Waurika.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ‘BUCK’ STEWART of Wichita, Kansas were here, accompanied by their daughter PATRICIA who had spent three weeks with them.
Mrs. JOHN HOMER WALLING and sister Miss BETTY JO STEWART were in Bowie, Texas with Mr. and Mrs. J. J. WALLING.
Mr. and Mrs. HEDLEY of Winfield, Kansas, came here to look after their fruit farm.
W. F. RODGERS of LaVilla, Texas, spent some time with his family.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. FISHER of Wichita Falls visited Mrs. J. H. PEALOR. They reported their son-in-law, GEORGE DRUNDETT, is a prisoner of war.
Miss PEGGY DAVIS visited her uncle ROBERT DAVIS and family at Oklahoma City.
HENRY JOHNSON, who drives a truck for J. P. PEALOR at LaVilla, Texas and who was in Iowa on business, came by Terral and was accompanied home by W. F. RODGERS.
Miss KATHLEEN and Miss HAZEL HAZLETT of Lawton visited their mother Mrs. MJOLLIE HAZLETT and her son JAMES WALKER.
BRYCE HILL of Wewoka and daughter Miss DOROTHY of Dallas visited here.
Mrs. L. B. YARDER of Paris, Texas, was a guest of Mrs. J. E. FRISK.
Mrs. BENNIE CROMWELL and daughter MARY RUTH of New Mexico, and Miss VIRGINIA DICK of Alvord, Texas, spent the weekend with the W. C. CROMWELL family. Bennie came for them Friday to take them to Alvord, Texas for a Dick family reunion.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BERRY of Fleetwood visited the M. C. CROMWELL family.
OTTO ROBERTSON had business at Fort Worth.
Mrs. DAVID WRAY and daughter JO ANNE of Waurika visited the J. E. CEPHUS family.
Mr. and Mrs. JESSE SMITH and daughter MATTIE MARGARET and son DOYLE visited Mrs. J. E. PEALOR.
Mrs. CHESTER VESSEL and daughter MODENA and niece AUDRA LEE VESSEL of Ryan visited the ADAM DUNCAN home and the J. H. PEALOR home.
Mr. and Mrs. OTTO ROBERTSON and two children were in Ryan.
JACK STEWART went to Bowie, Texas to meet his daughter Mrs. JOHN HOMER WALLING of Corsicana, Texas, who will visit here.
DICK CAMPBELL passed his physician examination for service.
Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. O. A. MULLER
Mrs. F. C. KEETON and children returned from Shawnee where they visited her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. HAMILTON went to Dallas to meet their son RAYMOND who is in training with the U. S. Marines at Texas A. & M.
JOHN UHLES was in Dallas.
Mrs. AVO HARWELL and daughter BETTY JO returned from Los Angeles, California.
Mr. and Mrs. LEE MCINTYRE of Temple were guests of the HOWARD MCINTYRE family.
Mrs. LUM STROUD returned from Enid where she had an operation.
Miss OLLENE LOWERY of Gainesville, Texas was a guest of Mrs. NORA ROBERSON and friends at Ringling.
Mrs. JOHN BUGGS and daughter of Durant visited her sister Mrs. TOM GARDNER and family.
Mrs. CHARLES WALLACE returned from Tulsa where she visited her son TOM and family and there she met her daughters JANE of Pryor and KATHLEEN of Denison, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. HAMM Jr. and son KEM of Wichita Falls, after spending Friday night with the M. E. HAMM Sr. family of Ringling, departed for Seneca, Illinois to visit the REX DAVIS family.
JAMES MORRIS, stationed at Seattle, Washington with the U. S. Navy, returned there after a visit with his parents the TERRY MORRIS family.
Mrs. LEE MCBRIDE and children, who were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. BERT DILLON, returned home to Sour Lake, Texas.
Mrs. KENNETH PLOOF(?) and daughter EVELYN and Mrs. PAUL PARKER, all of Los Angeles, Calif., are here to visit their mother Mrs. TERRY MORRIS, who is ill.
Rev. F. D. GROVER left for Turner Falls to attend the Senior League Assembly there.
V. E. HAMM of Wichita Falls visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. M. E. HAMM.
Mrs. A. C. SWINNEY visited her mother Mrs. J. L. COX at Corsicana, Texas.
VIRGINIA HAMMONS visited her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W. H. DODD at Rexroat.
Miss EVELYN PARKER, whose approaching marriage to EDGAR BENNETT has been announced, was complimented with a shower with Mrs. HOWARD MCINTYRE and Miss PAULINE BLACKWELL as co-hostesses as the Howard home. Attending were Mesdames EZRA RANDOLPH, ED HENSON, L. B. HICKS, H. M. KYKER, J. H. KYKER Jr., REVA REED, GERTRUDE GOLDKINS, CHARLES WALLACE, OPAL SINGLETON, FROSTY EDMONDSON, and Misses VENEEAL WELCH, ANNA MAE SPELLS, MADEAN FARMER, JOYCE MERL HODGES, MARTHA ATHEY, DOROTHY RANDOLPH, and MAXINE RICH. Sending gifts were Mesdames JESSIE MAE GAY, L. B. GORDON, RALPH JACKSON, BELLE FISH, HODGES, W. W. MILLS, GROVER MOORE, SYBILE THOMAS, JOSIE HIDGON, W. A. SAMPLES and daughter ANNA LOUISE, LEO HODGES, and Miss PEARL LOWERY.
Mrs. BERT DILLON entertained in her home for her granddaughter PATRICIA ANN PORTER of Sour Lake, Texas, for her sixth birthday. Attending were BETTIE JANE LAMBETH, BETTYE JANE ROLLIN, JULIA ANN UHLES, CHARLES UHLES, JERRY HODGES, DARLENE GOODE, SUSIE KING, BOBBIE DALE, JOYCE DOSS, BETTIE DOSS, GERALD MCBRIDE and DAROLD MCBRIDE.
Marriage vows were exchanged between Miss ARLENE DODD of Ringling and ERVIN HARLAN of Holdenville, at Oakland, California July 2. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. DODD and reared in Ringling. They will make their home at Oakland where he is employed by Mooresike Ship Building Co.
Friday, July 24, 1942
Under the Stars and Stripes
Pvt. THOMAS WOOD, who volunteered for the army two months ago, is with the Coast Guard in training at Camp Wallace, Texas, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. WOOD of the community west of Waurika.
JAMES FITZPATRICK, will graduate as second class radio man in the U. S. Navy from a Canadian radio school, will be in Corpus Christi, Texas as an instructor. His wife, the former LOIS MOODY, has been with her mother Mrs. EDNA MOODY.
Lt. ELMO SHIPE came to visit his aunt Mrs. R. E. TAYLOR and cousins, Mr. and Mrs. CLIFFORD TAYLOR. He finished OTS at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Mrs. ETTA PEMBERTON of Ringling has four sons in service and a fifth JOHN is trying to get in officer training school. The sons in service are VERNON PEMBERTON in training in a mechanical school at Dallas; MILLARD PEMBERTON stationed at San Antonio; Sgt. LEWIS ‘PECK’ PEMBERTON is in Fort Benning, Georgia; and JACK PEMBERTON is with the 45th Division at New York. Mrs. Pemberton is the daughter of the late J. T. GOODE and Mrs. HELEN CORNISH GOODE who were pioneers of this section.
Chaplain RALPH A. HILL has an address at New York.
PAT WATTS, son of Mr. and Mrs. TOM WATTS of Waurika, is graduating the army flying school at Midland, Texas and will be a 2nd lieutenant, a graduate of Waurika high school, attended O.U. from 1936 to 1939, father is T. B. WATTS of Waurika who is a Spanish American War veteran.
Lt. CLAUDE TURNER Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE TURNER Sr. of Waurika, member of the U. S. Ferry command on the east coast.
Miss HANNAH ASHBY, member of the W. A. A. C. at Fort Des Moines, began training for her new work; taught some years in the primary division of Norman schools; joined this summer.
S. Sgt. EDWIN GOLDEN, recruiting officer for U. S. Marines, stationed at Huntington, W. Va., is now First Sgt.
Lt. HARLEY IVY Jr., former asst. county attorney, is at the reception center at Fort Sill.
HOWARD ANDREWS, coast artillery, Panama Canal Zone, is now S. Sgt.
Lt. GORDON MCGRAW, formerly of Waurika, visited friends here; son of Mr. and Mrs. EARL MCGRAW, stationed at Springfield, Mass., honor student at Waurika and graduated from O.U.
SAMMIE J. BROWN, son of Mr. and Mrs. RUFUS O. BROWN of Hastings, is at Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas.
Judge JOHN H. HARPER Dies at McAlester
Judge JOHN H. HARPER, for many years prominent in southern Oklahoma, died at a hospital at McAlester July 21, following several months illness. Almost three years ago he fell on the street in Waurika and broke his hip, but fought his way back until he was able to walk and take of business in his office. In May of this year he went to the home of his son EARL at McAlester. His son IVIN of Waurika and daughter Miss FRIEDA of Washington, D. C., were summoned to his bedside but Miss Frieda arrived after his death. The body was returned to Waurika and funeral services were conducted from the Morris funeral home chapel Wednesday by Rev. G. LYLE SMITH of the Christian Church. Interment was in the family plot at the Ryan cemetery. JOHN H. HARPER, son of SAM R. and DELILAH ELIZABETH HARPER, was born at America, Georgia, Sept. 6, 1857 and died at McAlester, Okla., July 21, 1942, in his 85th year. He married Miss MATTIE LEE GWALTNEY in Bowie, Texas in 1890. She preceded him in death several years. To this union three children were born, EARL HARPER of McAlester, IVIN HARPER of Waurika and Miss FRIEDA HARPER of Washington, D. C. The Harper family lived for a time at Belcherville, Texas, but moved to Terral, Indian Territory about 1894 and later to Ryan where they lived until 1912 when they came to Waurika. He was engaged in hardware business at Ryan and Terral for a time, also published a newspaper at Ryan for a short time. He gave most of his attention to the practice of law and became known over Oklahoma as an able barrister. He was elected county judge in 1928, re-elected in 1930, served 2 terms. He is survived by his three children, two grandchildren Earl Jr. and Miss ELIZABETH ANN HARPER; one brother SAM R. HARPER of Talco, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. MABLE CARR and Mrs. ELLA BUCHANAN of Talco, Texas, and Mrs. HAROLD ARNOLD of Mountain View, Texas. His brother with his son HEWEY / HUEY HARPER and grandson ROBERT HARPER attended the funeral.
DICK BLYTHE of Burkburnett, Texas, was arrested south of Madden Grove Saturday in possession of 68 pints of bootleg whiskey and placed in county jail.
Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. O. A. MULLER
Mr. and Mrs. ED HAMILTON of Eldorado visited the TOSS INGRAM family at Zaneis.
Mrs. W. F. MANN returned from Texas where she visited the ALF SHROWDER family and NELLIE MANN at Troup and her son WALDON GILLIAM and family at Marshall.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. JACKSON Jr. are the parents of a daughter born July 20.
BILLIE FREEZE of Marietta was a guest of Mrs. ODE FREEZE and daughter Mrs. OREN MURPHY.
Mrs. M. J. UHLES of Norman is a guest of her son JOHN UHLES and family.
Mrs. EMMA STRICKLAND and nephew CLARENCE MORRIS went to Cohoma, Texas where they are now employed.
Mrs. ELLA RICE and granddaughters BOBBIE and SHIRLEY WAGGONER and Mrs. VALLEY SPARROW and son DICK of Healdton went to Lake Murray.
Mrs. H. G. LINDSAY and children of Longview, Texas, were guests of her mother Mrs. D. M. STEWART and family. Another daughter Mrs. BILL RITTER and Mr. Ritter of Oklahoma City were weekend guests.
Mrs. EFFIE BLACKWELL returned from Vinson where she visited her aunt Mrs. SMITH.
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. TURNER received a message that their son LLOYD, who is with a U. S. Signal construction company, had landed in England.
DELLA LE COKER of Oklahoma City visited her aunt Mrs. MARY MUSGRAVES and Mr. Musgraves.
Friends and neighbors honored Mrs. NANCY WHITMORE on her 76th birthday, July 15. The cake and ice cream were furnished by Mrs. CHARLES WALLACE, Mrs. ED BEAN and Mrs. ANNIE JERNIGAN. Guests: Mesdames M. THOMAS, BAKER, CARROLL Sr., BOB GARDNER, TOM DORSETT, LON ALLEN, BOB CARROLL, Rev. DAVIS, Mrs. BOB WYCHE and Mrs. NORA ROBBERSON. Mrs. Whitmore had a paralytic stroke a few weeks ago.
Mrs. JOHN WILLIAMS passed away Sunday night at a Norman hospital where she had been a patient since Wednesday of last week. She is survived by her husband and three children. Funeral services were conducted at the Ringling Baptist Church.
Some of the Town Topics
D. W. KOOKEN had word that his grandson G. H. PEACOCK age 19, employed at a Defense project at Gainesville, Texas, had the misfortune to lose his right eye last week when a piece of steel as wide as a man’s thumb was imbedded in the eye ball.
Mr. and Mrs. BEN PRYOR are now located in the Claypool community where they will teach the ensuing year, beginning the summer term Monday. He is superintendent and she is waiting for her placement.
JOHN BRISCOE with the U. S. Navy stationed on East Coast was called to Ardmore by the dangerous illness of his mother.
The J. M. MOORE family enjoyed their annual reunion at Turner Falls. Attending: the F. E. SPIVEY family of Hollis; the FRED MOORE with children SHIRLEY and GENE of Rush Springs; the TED HOUCHINS family of Dallas; the FLOYD JONES family and the MELVIN WINTON family with son JERRY DALE all of Fort Worth; MARGARET ANN and LENA; Mrs. JOE CANTRELL who is the mother of Mrs. Fred Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. DEES and their uncle B. T. CAMPBELL and two daughters of Frederick returned from vacation in Creede, Colorado. During the vacation, MIKE DEES stayed with his aunt Mrs. GENEVIEVE HARRINGTON at Oklahoma City.
Mrs. H. R. BEAVERS was called to Comanche Monday by the illness of her father, D. SANDERS, who recovered.
Mrs. J. D. PARSONS and three daughters FRANCES, JUNE and HETTIE LOU, of Ladonia, Texas, are guests of her sister Mrs. LEONARD MOORE an family. They were joined by their sister Miss HETTIE BELL PATTERSON of Oklahoma City.
Miss HETTIE BELL PATTERSON, former resident now at Oklahoma City, is in the local issue of the Air Corps Engineering Dept. doing office work and also enrolled in a school.
Miss KATHLEEN GRUNDY and her father ARTHUR GRUNDY of Healdton visited his brother SAM GRUNDY and Mrs. Grundy.
Mrs. DOROTHY SHEAR of Enid visited her sister Mrs. WAYNE DUNN.
Pvt. DONALD MOORE of Sheppard Field visited home folks here.
CARL TEETER of Temple visited his uncle HARLEY IVY and family.
The marriage of Miss SUE BETH TABER and HENRY C. DURRETT, both of Waurika, was solemnized Thursday, July 9, at the local Baptist Church. (long description of the service)… Mr. and Mrs. DURRETT left for Dallas where he completed the tests for the U. S. Navy, where he had previously served, as second mate. She is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE TABER, pioneer residents here, graduate of local school, attended a private school for girls at Eureka Springs, Ark,, received B.A. at the C.I.A. college at Denton, Texas, taught in Waurika school for some years… Mr. Durrett is the son of the late HENRY DURRETT and Mrs. Durrett of Union Valley community, graduated from the school there, attended college at Ada, served in the U. S. Navy; for five years, taught in the rural schools of Jefferson County, been associated with W. Y. DILLEY as field and office man for the Dilley farming interests.
Mrs. GROVER WARREN was hostess for a dinner party with Miss RENE WARREN, Miss JUANITA ENGLE, Miss FRIEDA WARD, all of Wichita Falls, and Miss BILLIE JEANNE ROBISON of Waurika.
Union Valley Home Demonstration Club
With two guests, Mrs. CARL RICHARDSON and Mrs. ETHEL BATTLES, members of the Union Valley H. D. C. met with Mrs. B. M. MCKINLEY. Attending: Mesdames EARL ROBERTS, IRA PEACOCK, LOLA CLEVELAND, LISSIE ROMINES, PAULINE EVANS and OPOL LINTON.
At the Smith Cole home, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. COLE were hosts with a ‘Dagwood’ supper to compliment CHARLES COOPER who will leave to join the armed services. Attending were Mrs. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. SNIDER, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. PAUL KETCHEN, Mr. and Mrs. DAVE SPRADLING, Mr. and Mrs. SEVIER EVANS and Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD HENKLE.
W. W. EARL of Waurika and Mrs. BLANCHE LOHR of Nokomis, Illinois, were married July 13 at St. Louis, Missouri, by a Methodist minister there. They are now at the Earle home on North Elm St. here.
There was a large group of Claypool folks at Turner Falls: Mr. and Mrs. LASTER GAINES, Miss MARY RUTH GAINES, Mr. and Mrs. Laster Gaines Jr., Mr. and Mrs. HACK HOWARD and family, Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD GRACE and family, Mr. and Mrs. WORTH DICKEY, J. W. MCCLELLAN, Mrs. CLAUDIA TERRACE and daughter CLAUDINE. After the day, Mr. and Mrs. Laster Gaines Sr. drove Miss Mary Ruth Gaines to Duncan where she works.
Mrs. BOB HODGES was hostess July 7 in her home to the members of the Friendly Neighbors Club.
Some folks went to Comanche Lake for a picnic, Mrs. J. T. CAPEHART and grandson JIM MATTHEWS were the only two went fishing and caught any. In the crowd: Dr. and Mrs. JAMES F. PEARCE and three daughters and two sons; Mrs. Capehart, Mr. and Mrs. WINFIELD DAVIS, DICK BROWN, JIM MATTHEWS, Miss PATTY BROWN, Miss DOROTHY CAPEHART and Miss EDDIE JO LEVERETT.
Mrs. PETE BEAVERS, who has been visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. P. SULLIVAN at Marshall, was honored with a layette shower in the home of Mrs. DAISY THOMPSON. Mrs. BRIDIE, PATRICIA THOMPSON, Mrs. FRED BOYSE and Miss JENNIE KIRKENDALL as assisting hostesses.
Pass Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary
On July 23, 1882, Miss MARIE LOUISE NORTH and OREN ROBERT DUNN left the home of the bride at Onalaska, Wisconsin, and went to Sparta, Wisconsin, a famous summer resort, where they were united in marriage in a hotel by a Methodist minister. Thursday, at the ages of 78 and 88, they were still happy together and able to look back over more than a half-century together and say ‘It has been good.’ Both were born and grew up in the timbered country of Wisconsin, where Mr. Dunn began his apprenticeship as a saw mill filer at age of 16, which was away back on April 4, 1869. By the time he married at age of 28, he was a master hand at his craft and could file any saw, circular, single or double cut band… After their marriage, Mrs. Dunn accompanied him on his travels around the country and they have lived in every state west of the Mississippi except Nebraska and Nevada and in many states on the east side. They lived for some time in British Columbia in New Westminster which was called Royal City due to Queen Victoria’s having some part in the founding. They liked their Canadian neighbors. … They were the parents of two children, ROBERT, who passed away here several years ago, and MARGARET, Mrs. J. A JAHNS of Houston, Texas.
One of her experiences was living one winter at Baraboo, Wisconsin, with her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN NORTH, his wife being the former Miss IDA RINGLING. Here Mrs. Dunn saw the famous Ringling Bros. Circus in the winter quarters and had the thrill of sharing circus life. The children were small then and Mr. Dunn was in Missouri in a place not advisable to take his family. In Feb. 1904, when Mr. Dunn was being paid $12.50 a day, he was stricken with an illness which made him feel that he must give up his profession and the family settled at Poteau where he bought the telephone exchange. They lived there until 1931 when they came to Waurika. … The anniversary will be spent quietly with a few friends and good wishes sent from relatives away from here…
Hastings Items by Mrs. E. O. MILLER
Mrs. OPAL MONROE and sons BILLY JAY of Temple and Pvt. JIMMIE JAMESON of Alamogordo, N. M., spent Wednesday with her sister Mrs. EARL THOMPSON and Mr. Thompson. Jimmie volunteered about seven months ago and has been stationed in six different states. This is first visit home.
Rev. and Mrs. TILDEN were guests of ELMER BENSON and MARILOU.
V. and HANNIE MELTON attended a Primitive Baptist meeting at Bryson, Texas.
BILLIE RUTH LINDERSMITH of Fox and EVERETT G. ORR of Chandler were guests of the HOMER L. DUNN family.
DON GOIN visited JACK and JIMMIE MCCAULEY at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. PHILLIPS.
The C. S. LEWIS family of Dallas visited the C. F. HOUCHINS family.
Mr. and Mrs. TED BARKER and MOVELDA moved to Rodeo, California.
Mrs. MAUDE GOINS had a checkup at a clinic in Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES GROVES and children of Byers, Texas, were guests of the OTHO THOMPSON family.
Misses JOYCE and ABBIE GRACE SCOTT of Bakersfield, Calif., are visiting their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. BOB HOOPER.
Mrs. CLAYTON BRIDGES had an appendectomy at Wichita Falls hospital.
Mrs. M. M. BERNARD is in Vicksburg, Miss.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. GLASSO of Dallas visited her father M. JONES.
Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE MOORE and children of Las Vegas, Calif., are visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. O. C. MOORE.
Mrs. HERON SKAGGS and son MARTIN of Dallas visited her mother Mrs. ALMA ANTHONY.
SHIRLEY TYSON of Waurika was a guest of her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. E. O. MILLER.
ELMER BENSON was a guest of the GEORGE MITCHELL home.
Mr. and Mrs. CAROL STAFFORD visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. HARVE GRAYSON at Carthrage, Texas, and her brothers, Cpl. J. C. GRAYSON of Willis, Calif., and Fireman First Class BENTON GRAYSON at Norfolk, Virginia.
Mrs. R. A. SYLLENDER is visiting her daughters BOBBIE LEE and PAULINE SYLLENDER at Oklahoma City.
RUDOLPH FREEMAN, who has been in New Haven, Conn., for six months, came home.
JIM and JACK MCCAULY of Arkansas City, Kansas, are visiting their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. E. P. PHILLIPS and Mr. and Mrs. JOHN PORTER.
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER KOLLER are moving to Terral where he will be high school principal.
Mrs. ELBERT NEWBERRY and son NORMAN was in Hastings.
Some of the Texas community:
HARRY VELEAU of Hastings organized a Sunday school at Texas.
W. H. THOMAS of Logan, New Mexico, is visiting relatives here.
Mr. MCNAMEE of Norman visited his daughter Mrs. J. C. COOKE and Mr. Cooke.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN TOTTY visited parents in Comanche.
BARNEY KENDRICK was taken to a hospital at Wichita Falls.
July 31, 1942
Lieut. JACK COLEMAN, stationed with U. S. A. Air Corps at Luke Field, Phoenix, Arizona, was seriously injured in a plane crash. His parents were notified and left by automobile for Phoenix.
ELMER HOMAN, jeweler at Denney’s Drug Store, will move his family to Elk City where he has a place as manager of a jewelry store.
Under the Stars and Stripes
Ensign DEAN E. LONDON, son of Mr. and Mrs. LEE L. LONDON of Ringling, completed a special training course at the Navy Supply Corps School at the Graduate School of Business at Harvard University. He graduated from the School of Business Administration at O.U. in 1937.
Lt. CLAUDE TURNER visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE TURNER Sr.; he is ferrying bombers across the country.
Sgt. BILL AUSTIN, stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, talked with his wife, the former Miss MARY CASHION, at Chickasha about his promotion.
Lt. ED BLAND, flight squadron commander, was in Oklahoma City and met his parents Mr. and Mrs. E. A. BLAND and their grandson TOMMY BLAND HANEY of this city and his sister Mrs. TOM HANEY of Oklahoma City for dinner.
Tech. Cpl. L. B. SMITH, with the 35th Engineers in Canada, writes his sister Mrs. WALTER PEYTON of his recent promotion; he is a Jeff. Co. boy.
Sgt. LOWELL E. MILLER writes his parents Mr. and Mrs. DICK MILLER from a camp in California, with an Army Tank Corps.
SCOTT PHAGANS of Duncan, Seaman 1st Class, visited his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. ED CREW, then returned to Seattle, Washington where his ship is being repaired. JACK PHAGANS has been in the Navy more than a year.
Pvt. WAYNE MCCULLOCH, son of Mr. and Mrs. RAY MCCULLOCH of Waurika, writes from Fort Benning, Ga., just graduated from parachute school.
Cpl. CHARLES MARCUS NASH, with the Engineers in U. S. Army, volunteered for the Air Corps, writes his mother Mrs. LEILA NASH at Terral.
Tech. Sgt. JACK MOCK is in the Air Corps at San Antonio, hoping for a furlough.
Tech. Sgt. CHESTER PENNELL of Camp Bowie, Texas, is on two months maneuvers.
Ex-marine H. R. LEE, former manger of the White Auto Store, has been called into service at Sheppard Field for office work.
Lt. CLIFF TRICE, stationed at Aberdeen, Maryland, goes to another school at Fort Washington. His wife will keep their apartment at Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Mr. and Mrs. W. MCKELROY of Waurika have two sons in U. S. Army, Cpl. LONNIE MCKELROY is a nurse in the Fitzsimmons General Hospital at Denver Colorado, having joined in Feb., 1942. Cpl. JACK MCKELROY is an army cook stationed at Fort Denbes, Mass., enlisted in Feb. 1941.
Cpl. LESLIE C. MARLETT, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. MARLETT of the Independence community, returned to Fort Bliss, Texas, after visiting relatives here. He is in the automatic weapon division of the coast artillery stationed there.
2nd Lt. PAT WATTS, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. WATTS, visited here. He is in the U. S. Army Air Corps, now in Florida for training.
JUHREE LONDON attended the Methodist Epworth Training camp at Turners Falls.
GWENDOLYN WHITFIELD returned from Muskogee where she visited relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. WOODROW PHELPS of near Claypool visited the GENE PHELPS family.
Mr. and Mrs. ARCHIE PLESS and son HUGH visited in Hastings with herparents Mr. and Mrs. TOM CASSIDY.
KENNETH CASSIDY visited BILLY LONDON.
Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Yeager are ill.
ORVILLE REYNOLDS left for California to find work and visit relatives.
The community extends sympathy to M. M. COOK and children in the loss of his wife and their mother, Mrs. COOK, who passed away Friday morning.
Former Resident Dies at Yuma
S. A. TIPTON, 63 years old, former county resident, died Wednesday of last week at Yuma, Arizona hospital where he has been for several weeks. He had been suffering from a lingering illness for the past months. The body was shipped to Anadarko where funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Smith Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. POSEY of the Anadarko Baptist Church. Interment was in the Anadarko cemetery. Mr. Tipton is survived by Mrs. Tipton and their daughter, also by two sons and a daughter Mrs. R. H. GREEN of Columbia, Miss., by a former marriage. The two sons, one in the U. S. armed forces, were unable to attend the funeral. Mrs. WALTER PEYTON, who lives east of Waurika and a sister of Mrs. Tipton, attended the funeral. Mr. Tipton was born and grew up in Caddo County and several years ago moved to Jefferson County where he was foreman of the C. R. PHELAN ranch for more than two years. Sixteen years ago he and his family moved to Yuma where Mrs. Tipton was employed in the Yuma hospital but Mr. Tipton was ill most of the time, unable to work. Others from this community at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. LOUIS WIRT, Mrs. ROY WIRT and Mr. and Mrs. PETE STEWART.
Mrs. M. M. COOK
ETHEL GROOMER was born May 24, 1893 at Duncan, passing her early life near Duncan and Chickasha. In 1909 she moved with her family to Jefferson County, living at Sugden until 1910 moved to Claypool where she married M. M. COOK July 20, 1916. After living in Claypool two years, they spent three years in Colorado, moving back to Oklahoma, residing in Temple for five years. The rest of their married life has been spent in Jefferson County except 1938 when they were in California. God sent ten children to bless their home, six of whom survive: VERA MAY PADGETT of Centerville, Calif., RUBY ROBINSON of Wichita Falls, SLATHUEL, FLOYD and RAY and youngest daughter DOROTHY living with their father at Waurika. The four deceased children: MANUEL, NELLIE, LOUISE and baby. … Survivors include her husband, children, her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. G. GROOMER of Pueblo, Colorado; four sisters Mrs. ESTER FARR, Mrs. MATTIE WRIGHT, Mrs. HOPE LEMON all of Pueblo, Colorado; Mrs. JESSIE FLANNERY of Trinidad, Colorado; five brothers, ARTHUR and FLOYD GROOMER of Pueblo, WALTER GROOMER of Claypool, JOHN GROOMER of Alaska, ALLEN GROOMER of San Louis Valley, Colorado, and others. Funeral services were held at the Independent Holiness Church at Addington July 26. Brother and Sister DICKEY officiated. Interment was in Temple cemetery.
Mrs. JOHN MORTON
After several months of illness, ten days of which she was confined to bed, Mrs. John Morton of this city died Friday. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Christian Church, conducted by Rev. G. LYLE SMITH. Interment was in the Waurika cemetery. MARY ANN PADDOCK, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. RUEBEN PADDOCK, was born March 1, 1897 at Caddo. Later the family moved to Jefferson County and here she married JOHN PHILLIP MORTON on Sept. 2, 1914. They established a home in Waurika. Two daughters, ANNA MAE, now Mrs. DICK WILLIAMS of Duncan, and NELLIE BELLE, now Mrs. LOUIS TAYLOR of Sunland, Calif., and a son DAVID who lives at home, blessed their marriage. Mrs. Young(Taylor?) was unable to attend the funeral but the other children were present, Mrs. Williams having spent a good deal of time here since her mother’s illness. John’s mother, Mrs. HEADRICK, has made her home with them for the past five years and is an invalid. There are four grandchildren, all children of Mr. and Mrs. Williams…. Other family members are her three sisters, Mrs. SUSIE FAIR of Portales, N. M., Mrs. JOSIE WATTS of Arizona and Mrs. R. R. STANTON of Ringling; her brothers, TOM PADDOCK of Ringling, HERMAN PADDOCK of Arch, N. M., and a half-brother BILL PADDOCK of Waurika, and a half-sister Mrs. ELLEN SIMMONS of this community.
Ryan News by LOIS MILLER
Mr. and Mrs. PHILLIP DELRICK of Stoneburg, Texas were here.
Mr. and Mrs. Bailey of Duncan visited her mother Mrs. M. S. CHAFFIN.
Miss VIRGINIA FAY THURMOND of Healdton visited her aunt Mrs. RAYMOND MILLER and family.
LLOYD EDMONDSON of Addington had business in Ryan.
FRANKKENNEDY, who has been employed at Nocona, Texas, visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. R. KENNEDY.
GRANT REED of Grady was here.
Mrs. DALE MORROW of Terral visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. R. CHAFFIN.
Mr. and Mrs. ROTHA MAINS and baby of Duncan visited Mrs. W. A. MAINS.
EVERETT RICHARDS left for Ardmore to attend an aircraft school.
VIRGLE MOSELY of Duncan was here looking after business.
CLAY LENCH / LYNCH, employed at Gainesville, Texas, visited family here.
T. E. GILCHRIST of Marlow visited relatives here.
JOHN ESTES of Fleetwood had business here.
Mr. and Mrs. JOE STEWART of the Standfield ranch were here.
Mr. and Mrs. DON JAMES of Illinois are visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD ROBERTS of Paris, Texas, visited here.
JOHN SMART of Fleetwood was in Ryan.
Mr. and Mrs. RICHARD STARK and son visited here.
Mrs. ED WORRELL returned from Fort Worth where she was under the care of a doctor.
Mr. and Mrs. SEBERN REED returned from visiting their children in California.
Mrs. WALTER MORRIS visited her sister Mrs. WILL WRAY and others.
HARVE DULANEY and JOHN PAYNE, employed at Chickasha, visited here.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK BOUNDS left for Altus where he is employed.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK LESH of Nocona, Texas visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. R. KENNEDY.
Mrs. OTTO FRAZIER, who teaches school at Browns Chapel, spent Saturday with her sister Miss WILLA DEAN EVANS.
Mr. and Mrs. DOC ABSHIRE of Comanche spent Sunday with the C. M. GREGSTON family.
Mrs. LODA SMITH visited Miss OLETA HINSLEY at Fort Worth.
Mr. and Mrs. JIM SAWYERS, Miss DOROTHY JEAN NESMITH, Miss BILLY JEAN GILBREATH, Miss IRMA BETH EVANS and Mrs. OTTO BOUND were in Wichita Falls.
Mrs. R. H. MILLER spent Monday with her daughter Mrs. LEWIS SOUTHARD and family at Irving.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. TODD, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. HARRIS and son went to Brownwood, Texas, to visit L. C. TODD who is in the army.
Miss JURETTA SUE SOUTHARD returned to Walters after visiting her grandmother Mrs. W. E. SOUTHARD and other relatives.
Miss NELL HARRIS visited relatives in Texas.
A surprise birthday party was held for WILLIE GILLESPIE Saturday night. Attending were the EARL BITTICK family, the CHARLES SOUTHARD family, the LEWIS SOUTHARD family, BILLY ROY and JURETTA SUE, Mrs. CRESWELL and GLEN NELL, Mrs. DARLENE FLOWERS and children of Arizona, HOWARD and GLEN DALE MORGAN and G. R. GILLESPIE.
Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. O. A MULLER
Mrs. CELESA LOCKWOOD left for Chicago then to visit relatives in Wisconsin.
Guests in the CLAUDE TURNER home were, their daughter Mrs. JACK STEWART and son LARRY of Wichita Falls, their son Lt. Claude Turner Jr. of Wilmington, Delaware; Mrs. Turner’s sister Mrs. JOE BRYAN of Ada, and her daughter Mrs. BEAUFORD TAYLOR and children DOROTHY and BILLIE of Los Angeles, Calif.
Misses KATHLEEN WALLACE of Denison, Texas, and ANNA JANE WALLACE of Pryor spent the weekend with their parents Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES WALLACE.
BILIE FAY, J. T. and DOUGLAS WILLIAMS returned home with their aunt Mrs. C. B. ELLZEY of Forestburg last week.
Misses ANNA LOUISE SAMPLES and MARIE GARNER were guests of Miss NANETTE LOWERY of Loco.
Miss VIRGINIA HAMMONDS returned from Rexroat where she visited her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W. J. DODD.
CARLTON and LORETTA CUMMINS returned from visiting relatives at Ardmore.
BILL COLSON, CLYDE CUMMINS, and JOHN PEMBERTON left for Seneca, Illinois where they are employed.
Mrs. GLADYS FRANKIE and children of Ardmore were in Ringling. They were accompanied home by Mrs. CORA COX who will visit there.
Mrs. MAGGIE WARD of San Antonio returned home after visiting her son CLAUDE MUSGRAVES and his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. SWINNEY were guests of Mr. and Mrs. DAN SWINNEY at Durant then they were accompanied home by their daughters Miss ANNA K. and Miss MARY who attended summer school at Southeastern College.
WYLODEAN BOLES of Scurry, Texas, arrived to visit her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. MONROE BOLES.
Out of town relatives attending the funeral of Mrs. JOHN WILLIAMS on Wednesday of last week were her parents Mr. and Mrs. T. B. OLIVER of Miami, Texas; two sisters Mrs. B. A. FARRIS of Wheeler, Texas and Mrs. C. O. ELLZEY and her husband of Forestburg, Texas; two brothers KEITH OLIVER of Vernon, Texas and JACK OLIVER of Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. CARL WILLIAMS of Levelland, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. F. V. WILLIAMS of Corsicana, Texas; Mrs. ROE WILLIAMS and sons JOE and RUDOLPH of Kilgore, Texas. Out of town friends were Mrs. LEROY CARROLL, Mrs. H. M. HALL, Mrs. BUD WEBB and Mrs. VIRGIL MERCER, all of Thackerville.
Mr. and Mrs. NEWT SANDERS of Ardmore spent Wednesday with her sister Mrs. C. O. BIGBIE and family while en route to their new home at Great Bend, Kansas where he is employed with Halliburton Oil Co.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. NOLEN of the Mountain Home community entertained with a family reunion with guests Mr. and Mrs. HENRY NOLEN and son DONALD of Healdton; Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD INGLE and son LAVELLE of Wilson, Texas; Miss BERNICE NOLEN of Galveston, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. NOLEN Jr., Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE HIZER (Kizer?) of Ringling, Mrs. J. P. DARROW of Ringling and Mr. and Mrs. HERBERT BEAVERS.
Addington News by ALBERT HUFFER
Mr. and Mrs. CLIFFORD MURRAY, 1st Sgt. CHARLES LONG and wife visited the ED ARNOLD family. They enjoyed an evening at Comanche Lake and visited Mr. and Mrs. FRED PHARIS of Loco.
Mrs. CHARLES LONG visited her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W. A. PHARIS at Addington.
Mr. and Mrs. WALDO ARNOLD returned home to Crane, Texas.
Mrs. FOREST CLARK and son TOMMY of Woodriver, Illinois, arrived to visit relatives.
B. L. WILLIAMSON had business at Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. CULLIS HEADRICK were in Ringgold to meet his sister Mrs. W. H. FRAZIER who is visiting this week.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. JACKSON and son Jack were in Terral.
Miss MAYE HUTCHINGS of Chickasha was here.
Mr. and Mrs. LOYD EDMONDSON and Mrs. M. HUFFER were in Duncan.
Mrs. IDA HOWARD, a resident of Addington many years, left for La Habra, California where she plans to make her home.
Miss LOUISE HOLLUM of Lawton was here.
Mrs. M. D. FRANKLIN visited the B. E. VANBEBBER home in Ryan.
R C. WHITE had business at Waurika.
Mr. and Mrs. ROY WEBB visited relatives in Bowie, Texas.
Mrs. HENRY PRICE is visiting relatives at Brady, Texas.
Rev and Mrs. M. W. PRESTRIDGE were at Lawton.