Re: Actons Ia, Oh, Va
Beth, You are welcome. I am sending you the obit of Mary Jane Argabright Acton, the wife of Joseph Myers Acton. It might give you some information you don't have. You might want to check out the caddo county, Oklahoma website on rootsweb as we have more information on the Acton family.Sandy Miller
The Anadarko Tribune
May 30, 1918
DEATH OF MRS. ACTON
Mrs. Mary Jane Acton died at the family home in this city, Wednesday morning, May 22, 1918, at 2:15 o'clock of Bright's disease. The funeral sermon was preached to a large audience at the residence Saturday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, by Rev. L.L. Brannon. Burial in charge of Undertaker Gish, took place in the Anadarko cemetery. Mrs. Acton had been a sufferer for several years. It had been for a long time so that death was frequently threatened, when she would revive and prolong the unequal struggle. She was a sister of J.M. Argabright of this city, who, a veteran of the Union army and well up in years, was present at the funeral.
The subject of this sketch was born at Oskaloosa, Iowa, Jan. 1, 1852. She was united in marriage to J.M. Acton at Ashland, in that state, Nov. 23, 1872. From there in 1873, she went with her husband to York county, Nebraska, from where they moved to Seneca, Kansas in 1889, and from there to Anadarko at the time of the opening in 1901, having resided here ever since. Of this union were born four girls and two boys. One girl and one boy preceded their mother to the grave. The surviving children are Mrs. Cora Myers, Anadarko; Fred Acton, Anadarko; Miss E. Gracie Acton, Anadarko, and Mrs. William Van, Verde, Arizona.
Here from outside the city to attend the funeral were George Riley of Oklahoma City, who was a nephew of the deceased; Mrs. Berry Smith of Grady county, Chester Acton's father, who is a cousin of J.M. Acton; Guy Acton, a brother of Chester, and his wife, living four miles north of Verden; J.H. Norris, son and daughter, from Elk City, Okla.; Mr. Norris' brother-in-law, Mr. Crabtree, also from Elk City; George Riley's daughter from Britton, Okla.
Mrs. Acton joined the M.E. church when fourteen years of age and had been a devoted member in all the time until her death. A profusion of flowers was in evidence at the funeral exercises and at the grave in the cemetery. The attendance at both places was a fine testimonial of the esteem in which Mrs. Acton was held by those who knew her.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our friends and neighbors who responded so lovingly during the illness and death of our wife and mother. We thank them for their kindness in waiting on her and doing all in their power to make her closing hours easier than they otherwise could have been.
J.M. Acton, Fred Acton, E. Gracie Acton, Mrs. Cora Myers, Mrs. William Van