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Waurika News Democrat
Waurika, Jefferson Co., Oklahoma

Friday, January 5, 1940

N. E. Weaver’s Kin in Same House 93 Years
N. E. WEAVER of this city feels sure that his family has established some kind of record as his great uncle, Rev. TAYLOR LEATH, of Jamestown, Alabama, was born in the house where he now lives 93 years ago and has never lived anywhere else his life through. Taylor Leath’s father came from Scotland and settled at Jamestown, Alabama, where he married an English woman and built the house where his son still lives. Three other sons were born to the couple, Rev. Taylor being the youngest of the family. Each of the four sons had a son named GEORGE, each had a daughter named JANIE, and a daughter named MARY, while three of them had sons named JOHN. For some reason or other, the fourth brother ‘flew the track’ in following family precedent, and named his last son BILL instead of John. Mr. Weaver heard from his uncle a short time ago that he was well and doing nicely for a man of such advanced age. He plans to die in the home which is the only one he has ever known.

Town Topics
Mr. and Mrs. CLARK ARMSTRONG of Ryan visited the VIRGIL BIFFLE home.
Mrs. MATTIE CURTIS and BOB visited relatives in Wilson.
The JIM POWELL family of Walters visited the SAM JOHNSON home.
The CLIFTON ROCHELL family visited relatives at Idabel.
The DAVE SPRADLING family of Norman visited home folks here.
The E. P. KENNEDY family of Oklahoma City were guests of the PAT HAINES family east of Waurika.
Miss BERTA NUTT went to Salida, Colorado to spend the winter with her brother, BYRON, SHIPP, and family.
Miss CORENE ATEN, who teaches at Comanche, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. HARRY ATEN.
HORACE BROOKS, attending college at Lawton, visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. L. C. BROOKS.
LILLIE V. and BILLIE CURTIS and IVA JEAN MCKELROY will be missed as they moved during the holidays.
OSCAR SPIVEY and Miss AUDREY GIBBONS, both of Nocona, Texas, were married in Waurika December 23 by Rev. HARYD BAUGH.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. NELSON visited at Waukomis, Newkirk and Enid.
The LEE ALLISON family of Clovis, New Mexico visited here.
Mrs. JESS CUNNINGHAM of Henrietta, Texas, and Mrs. PAT HAINES of Waurika visited their mother, Mrs. E. L. AUMENT at Chickasha.
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. GILLIAM and Miss MARY and Miss RUTH BROOKS attended the ‘Watch Service’ at the Methodist Church in Waurika Sunday night.
Miss LILLIAN SHIPP, head of the English department of Sapulpa high school, returned to work after spending the holidays with relatives here.
A. R. CURTIS and family moved from Waurika, Route 2, to Loco, Star Route, and had their newspaper subscription address changed.
Mr. and Mrs. HERMAN LYLE and son of Sudan, Texas, were Christmas guests of their daughter Mrs. LOUIS ATEN and family.
R. C. TAYLOR and his mother, Mrs. E. C. TAYLOR, went to Mangum and returned with their household goods. They have rented the former TURNAGE home and will live here.
Attending the funeral of E. C. TAYLOR at Altus Sunday were Mrs. FANNIE NALL and daughter, Miss LILLYE MAE NALL; Mrs. DILLARD DYE; ARTHUR GRUNDY, Mrs. SAM GRUNDY and Mrs. O. E. HEACOCK.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. CAPEHART and grandsons, JIMMIE MATTHEWS of Waurika and BILLY BROWN of Oklahoma City came home from Port Aransas, Texas, where they went fishing, but caught only four. Jimmie used his new gun and brought down five ducks.
The A. L. MCKELROY family moved to their new home near Claypool.
Mrs. GROVER WARREN, her sister Mrs. ROBERT ELKINS and Miss MARY RUTH GAINES drove to Norman to take Miss RENE WARREN, PAT WATTS and ALLEN MARTIN back to college.
R. C. TAYLOR, who was called to Mangum Friday by the illness and death of his father, E. C. TAYLOR, came home with his mother who will make her home here with him.
Mr. and Mrs. OLIVER of Valiant and Mr. and Mrs. BILL HOOPER of Cooper, Texas, were guests of their little granddaughter and daughter, JANIE HOOPER, who lives with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. D. A. FOWLER, during the holidays.
Mrs. J. D. DALE of Hastings renewed her subscription to be sent to Sulphur where she is spending some time for her health.
Mrs. B. E. VANBEBBER and Miss JUANITA CLYMER drove to Lawton and were accompanied home by the former’s daughter, Mrs. DENNIS SMITH, and Mr. Smith who visited here.
Mrs. W. J. MCDANIEL of Ryan Route 1 renewed the newspaper subscription.
Mrs. L. B. GOZA was the guest of Mrs. R. V. RABB at Marlow. She was accompanied home by Mrs. J. E. ROGERS of Alvarado, Texas, who will visit here. Mrs. ROY RICHERSON was also a dinner guest of Mrs. Rabb.
Mrs. C. H.GAINES, who spent the holidays with her daughters, Mrs. A. M. KERLEY and Mrs. C.E DEAN and Mr. Dean, whose home is in Lubbock, Texas, but who are in Corpus Christi for the winter, returned home.
Mrs. H. M. TOBIAS of Duncan was here and reported that she spent the holidays with her daughter, Mrs. JULIA MOOMAN of Wichita, Kansas.
Mrs. A. J. LIVELY was called Quanah, Texas, Sunday night, by the death of her sister, Mrs. BILL BOYNTON. She was joined Tuesday by her children, ARTHUR, NOVELL and Miss RUBYE and Miss MARY JO RICHARDSON, who attended the funeral and brought their mother home.
Mrs. W. G. TURNAGE, son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. BEN WOFFORD and little Ben of Northwood, Iowa, spent the holidays here with friends.
The JOHN PIERCE family of Oklahoma City and CLYDE OSTERHAUS spent the holidays with their parents Mr. and Mrs. E. J. OSTERHAUS then the Pierces returned home and Clyde for the college at Warner.
Mrs. JIM WAY and little son JIMMY LEE, her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. J. OWEN, all of Ringling, and Mrs. Owen’s mother, Mrs. RING of Addington, spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Owen’s younger daughter, Mrs. EARL MOREY and Mr. Morey at Plainview, Texas, then returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK GOODNATURE, who have been here since the school building at Sugden was begun, as Mr. Goodnature was in charge of construction, left for Lawton then beginning another job. The Sugden school was dedicated Tuesday night.
Mrs. PRINCE ROBISON drove to Norman to take her son, JAMES, and Miss KATHRYN RYAN, who lives in Norman and was a guest during the holidays in the Robinson home. Mrs. WALTER ROBISON and little daughter VEVA JANE went with her mother as far as Chickasha where they visited.
Mrs. I. F. CURRY wants old friends of Mrs. ADA GIBBS, who used to live near Hastings, and whose husband was county superintendent of Sunday schools for some years here, to know that Mrs. Gibbs fell Christmas eve at her home in Eldorado, Missouri, and sustained a broken hip. She is in the hospital at Eldorado according to a card from her son, ERNEST LAMBETH.
Mr. and Mrs. DAVID WRAY and daughters, Miss FRANCIEL and JO ANN were Sunday dinner guests of their brother and uncle, L. G. HIGHTOWER and family. They were accompanied to Terral by Mrs. Wray’s mother, Mrs. CORA HIGHTOWER who had visited them for a week, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. CADDY/GADDY and son BILL of Jacksboro, Texas, who were also guests of the Hightower home.
E. J. OSTERHAUS, who spent a week in an Oklahoma City hospital, came home, doing nicely except for a strict diet. For the first time in all their married years, Mrs. E. J. feels she has him under her thumb and is seeing that he ‘walks the chalk’ in an effort to get him well again.
Mr. and Mrs. G. V. DENNIS and daughters, Miss KALITA VON and BETTY of Broken Arrow returned home after visiting their father and grandfather, Dr. D. B. COLLINS and Mrs. Collins. Mr. and Mrs. BURCE COLLINS and daughter SHERRY of Lexington, Kentucky, also spent the holidays with the Collins family.
BUCK CULLAR returned to his home at Dalhart, Texas, after Christmas, leaving Mrs. Cullar and son ROYCE to continue to visit home folks here. Buck wrote Mrs. Cullar that there were 15 inches of snow out Dalhart way.
Mr. and Mrs. RALPH COLE of Washington, D. C. spent the holidays with his mother, Mrs. GEORGE WATSON, and Mr. Watson and his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. B. L. MAPLES of Sugden. Mr. and Mrs. Cole are both employed in the Department of Commerce in Washington and busy with the 1940 census. The trip to Oklahoma was a honeymoon for them since they married Nov. 4.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. MASSEY had a grand time Christmas. They went to Oklahoma City and had Christmas eve dinner with their daughter, Mrs. TROY BURROUGHS, Mr. Burroughs, and son RAYMOND LAWRENCE, and were met there by a son, RAYMOND and wife of Flora, Illinois. Early Christmas morning, they drove to Seminole to keep a date with Santa Claus and their four grandsons.
Mrs. J. W. ROUTE and grandson L. G. HARGIS are home from a grand holiday trip to Sunflower, Mississippi, her girlhood home. While there, they were guests of her brother, whom she had not seen for 40 years. He was a child of three when she left there and he is a grandfather now. Two half-brothers and a brother from Memphis, Tennessee, joined Mrs. Route in her visit. The brother in Mississippi has a large plantation with 15 cabins which house the people who do plantation work. Mrs. Route and L. G. made the trip to Mississippi with WARREN JONES, superintendent of the Irving Consolidated school, whose home is there.

R. C. Taylor’s Father Buried at Altus
Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon at Altus in the Tims-Peterson funeral home for R. E. TAYLOR of Mangum, pioneer druggist of southwestern Oklahoma, who formerly lived in Altus. He was the father of R. C. TAYLOR of Waurika, who was called home Friday by his father’s illness. Mr. Taylor died early Saturday morning in a Mangum hospital after an illness of two days, during which time he suffered from an intestinal obstruction. He was born in Tennessee 62 years ago, Sept. 15, but came to Oklahoma at an early age and in 1899, he managed a drug store at Navajo, believed to be the second drug store opened in southwestern Oklahoma. In 1901 he was united in marriage at Navajo with Miss EDITH MITCHELL and they lived at Navajo until 1904 when they located at Headrick. In 1924 the family moved to Altus where Mr. Taylor was associated with various drug stores until 1 ½ years ago, he moved to Mangum, associated in the Mangum Drug Store. He had been actively engaged as a druggist since 1899. Survivors include Mrs. Taylor, son CLIFTON TAYLOR of Waurika; a nephew ELMO SHIPE who was reared in the Taylor home as is as their own son; a brother, LESTER TAYLOR of Indiahoma, three sisters, Mrs. ADA SMITH of Kansas; Mrs. KATE BURCHARD of Texas, and Mrs. MYRLTE SHIPE of Ada. … Dr. Hightower, an old family friend, closed the funeral rites.

Former Resident of County Dies
The following account of the death of Mrs. MARY JANE HECKMAN, formerly of the Irving Consolidated school community, is taken from the Portales, New Mexico Daily News:
Mrs. MARY JANE HECKMAN, age 83, passed away at her home Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3:00. Funeral services were conducted from the Wheeler mortuary chapel, Tuesday, Dec. 19, and interment was in the Portales cemetery by the side of her husband, GEORGE M. HECKMAN, who passed away Aug. 31, 1928. Grandmother Heckman, as she is familiarly known, has been a resident of Portales and Roosevelt County for the past 15 years. Since the death of her husband, she lived alone in her home on east Liberty St. About two months ago, Mrs. Heckman suffered a stroke and her granddaughter, Mrs. RALPH SMITH, went to live with her and care for her. She is survived by a son, J. R. HECKMAN of Sulphur, Nevada, who visited with her at time of the stroke, but was unable to attend the funeral; one daughter, Mrs. KATIE CHERRY of Fresno, California, who was unable to attend the funeral; grandchildren, Mrs. RALPH SMITH of Portales, Mrs. KATHERINE NEWBERRY of Malaga, N. M.; PAT HECKMAN of Jal, N. M.; RICHARD HECKMAN of Sulphur, Nevada; WILLIAM HECKMAN of Carson City, Nevada; Mrs. MARY JANE MORROW, ALLEN CHERRY, and TOM CHERRY, all of Fresno, California. There are 11 great-grandchildren, and one sister Mrs. ROSA ANN WEBBER of Roscoe, Missouri.

Friends in Ryan, Sugden and Waurika communities were notified of the death of Mrs. LENA M. DIXON in a hospital at Sanger, California, on Dec. 19, 1939, from paralysis. Mrs. Dixon was a former resident of Jefferson County and was at one time postmistress of Sugden. She was the mother of Dr. ROSCOE DIXON, who was a partner, at one time, of Dr. D. B. COLLINS, in the practice of medicine at Sugden, who, with his wife, was killed in an automobile accident years ago at Sugden. Mrs. Dixon was 88 years old on Dec. 4, 1939 and was known as Grandma Dixon She was a devout member of the Baptist Church and lived her religion daily.

Mr. and Mrs. BERT GAY, son GROVER GAY and daughter, Mrs. OZETA WELCH,, came home Thursday night of last week from Tenaha, Texas, where they had taken their mother and grandmother, Mrs. JIM PHILLIPS, age 72, for burial. Mrs. Phillips passed away the morning of Dec. 23 at the Gay home where she had been living for some time and funeral services were held Christmas day at the old family home at Tenaha.

Evans Family Reunion
The Evans family was reunited during the Christmas holidays the first time in 40 years that the sisters, Mrs. MINNIE BROWN, Mrs. MARY HOOPER, Mrs. ALLIE EVANS, Mrs. RUTH HOOPER, Mrs. LULA HARPER and Mrs. ANNIE BRYAN and the brothers, L. E. EVANS of Los Angeles, and BERT EVANS of Hastings, had all been together. The gathering was at the old family home near Hastings, now owned by the younger son of the family, BERT EVANS. The highlight of the gathering was having Mr. and Mrs. L. E. EVANS home again. Attending: Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Evans of Los Angeles, California; Mr. and Mrs. R. L. BROWN of Nocona, Texas; Mrs. W. H. HOOPER and son FELTER of Bethany; Mrs. ALLIE EVANS of Minco, Mr. and Mrs. WALTER HOOPER and sons ELBERT and LEON of the Red Store community; Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES HOOPER of Hastings, Mrs. O. C. RAGAN and KENNETH and NINA; Mr. and Mrs. HERBERT EVANS and daughter of Hastings; Mrs. HILL DILLARD and daughter of Waurika; Mr. and Mrs. R. F. WHITE of Hastings, and EVELYN and BETHA EVANS of the home address.
Mr. and Mrs. HILL DILLARD had as dinner guests, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. EVANS of Los Angeles, California, uncle and aunt of Mrs. Dillard.

Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. G. A MULLER
Mrs. R. T. FLETCHER, Mrs. KATE MCGRAW, Mr. and Mrs. S. P. MCGRAW and children visited relatives at Oklahoma City.
Mrs. D. R. GARRETSON of Oklahoma City looked after business affairs here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. MAXWELL attended the ball game at Dallas.
Miss BILLIE ELLIOTT of Oklahoma City visited Miss GWENDOLYN DULANEY.
Mr. and Mrs. HARRY KROUSE of Oklahoma City visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. A. BARNARD. Their son DUANE had spent the week with his grandparents.
BOB ALLEN of Midland, California, visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. M. L. ALLEN in the Grady community.
Mr. and Mrs. MELVIN HOWARD of Oklahoma and Miss H. HOWARD, student at O.U., visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. WILTON HOWARD.
Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE WOOD of Wichita Falls visited her mother, Mrs. AVO HARWELL.
Mr. and Mrs. JOE HARPER and daughter FRANCES and JAT JACKSON visited relatives at Albany, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. HENRY had as guests, their sons, PAT HENRY of Kansas City, Mo., JOE HENRY of Oklahoma City, and daughter BESSIE HENRY, O.U. student.
Mrs. A. L. HILL and daughter JANIE V. of Sayre visited the former’s niece, Mrs. VIRGIL LAMBETH and Mr. Lambeth.
JOYAL DUNFORD, student at Texas Technical College at Lubbock, Texas, visited his parents in the Grady community.
Mrs. WALTER ROSE returned from Santa Fe, N. M. where she visited relatives.
Miss CORENE WATTS of Kansas City, Mo., visited her mother Mrs. NAVADA WATTS and other relatives.
CHARLES PISTOLE visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. PISTOLE, then left for California, en route visiting his sisters, Miss C. PISTOLE and Mrs. JO CRENSHAW in Conroe, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. ANDREW BRANCH and daughter VERA moved to Cleveland. Mr. and Mrs. Branch are widely known here where Mr. Branch has been an extensive farmer and rancher for the past 27 years.
Mr. and Mrs. JAMES DICKEY and daughter VELMA FAYE and Mr. and Mrs. L. R. SHELLENBERGER and daughter RETA JOYCE, all of Bakersfield, California, were guests of the homes of S. C. SHELLENBURGER, J. E. DICKEY and NEW CHAMBERLAIN of Ringling, and L. R. EASTERLING at Ada. Mrs. Dickey will be remembered Miss MARGIE SHELLENBERGER, a member of the class of 1937. They were accompanied home by CECIL SHELLENBERGER.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN DAVIS and family of Muleshoe, Texas, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. LUM STROUD and other relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. BUCK STROUD and Mr. and Mrs. TROY CHILDRESS and baby spent Christmas day with Mr. and Mrs. BILL CHILDRESS of Utica, parents of Mrs. Stroud and Mr. Childress.
Holiday guests in the P. B. TURNER home were their daughter, Mrs. BURCK BAUCUM and Mrs. Baucum of Barnsdall, and daughter Mrs. CHRISTINE CADION(?) of Bristow. On Christmas day they enjoyed a family reunion in the home of another daughter, Mrs. L. R. TRIPP and Mr. Tripp of Waurika.
Miss GRACE ALKIRE, who has been at Corpus Christi, Texas for several months, visited her grandmother Mrs. S. H. WALLACE.
Visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. W. PISTOLE were their sons, CHARLES PISTOLE of San Francisco, California, JACK PISTOLE of Oklahoma City, and JAMES PISTOLE, student at Southwestern college at Weatherford.
Mr. and Mrs. PASCHAL HENSON and Mr. and Mrs. L. D. MEEK of Bakersfield, California visited the EVERETT DOSS home.
PEGGY TURNER and brother CLAUDE TURNER Jr., students at Cameron college at Lawton, visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. Claude Turner Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. LESTER WALLACE and children of Wichita Falls visited his mother Mrs. S. H. WALLACE.
Miss MARY LOIS HARWELL of Ringling and CLYDE WOOD of Healdton were married Saturday night, Dec. 23, by Rev. FARNHAM at his home in Healdton. She is the daughter of Mrs. AVO HARWELL of Ringling, reared here and a graduate of Ringling high school. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. WOOD of Healdton, graduate of Dundee high school and attended Murray College at Tishomingo. They will live at Wichita Falls, Texas where he is employed with Cox-Hammond Oil Co.
James Richardson Passes
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon by Rev. J. W. ODEN at the Ringling Methodist Church for JAMES RICHARDSON, who passed away at his home in the South Center Point community Sunday, Dec. 24. He was 84 years old, born at Alterbrook, Arkansas, but came to Oklahoma in 1901 and lived at Center Point since 1908. His wife preceded him in death in 1899. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. MOLLIE DAVIDSON, Mrs. MYRTLE DUKE, and Mrs. V. A. WILLIAMSON; son CHARLES RICHARDSON; 14 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He united with the Methodist Church when 25 years old and was a good neighbor, ever ready to lend a helping hand. Interment was in the Ringling cemetery.
Former Ringling Girl Weds
Nuptials were read Saturday Dec. 23, at Santa Paula, California, for Miss LEONA LOCKWOOD formerly of Ringling, and TROY WHITE of Santa Paula, by Rev. CLARK at his home with Mr. and Mrs. YUBA FOX and their daughter as attendants. Mrs. Fox is a sister of the bride. Mrs. White was reared near Ringling and graduated with the 1939 class. They will reside in California where he is employed by Jones-Dodd Oil Co.

Cornish Home News
Misses BERTHA RUTH LAYTON and FAE HENRY of the Cornish Children’s Home left for Texas to visit their relatives at Gainesville and Whitesboro.
MELVILLE HACKLER of Ponca City visited his father W. H. HACKLER.
M. E. HARRIS, Jr., of Chickasha visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. M. E. HARRIS Sr. at the Home.
Mr. and Mrs. MCCLURE, teachers at the Mountain Home school, were guests at the Home.
Mr. and Mrs. EARL EMRY and daughter WINIFRED of Wilson were guests of Mrs. Emry’s parents Mr. and Mrs. M. E. HARRIS.
Mr. and Mrs. HANKS of Ardmore were guests in the Home.
W. H. HACKLER and son MELVILLE were in Lawton to visit his daughter, Mrs. CLAUD FLETCHER and family.
Miss JUANITA WILLIAMS spent the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. E. C. REECE of Healdton. After returning she will visit friends in Arkansas with Mr. and Mrs. Reece.
JOHNNIE, FRANCES, and MARJORIE SKINNER of Ardmore were guests of the children in the Home during the holidays.

Mr. and Mrs. WOODROW HOLMAN and son CHARLES and Mr. and Mrs. ROSCOE HOLMAN of Snyder, Texas, visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. R. LEAVELLE and Mr. and Mrs. J. O. ALSUP.
The CHARLES KIDWELL family visited in Nocona.
Mr. and Mrs. GLEN MOLSBEE and daughters of Nocona, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BERRY and VIRGINIA of Terral and Mrs. JACOBS of Fort Worth visited Mr. and Mrs. BILL COFFEEY and family.
Several families are moving this week. The FLOYD WILLIAMS family moved to the grove; J. D. SPOONE moved to where Floyd lived and EVERETT JACKSON moved where J. D. lived. CHRIS PEACOCK now lives in the WEATHERLY house just west of the Fleetwood store. Mr. and Mrs. LANKFORD moved from the grove to the house vacated by Mr. SALMON who moved to Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. HANNAN BRYANT, BILLIE and CECILE of Oscar and Mr. and Mrs. EARL MCDONALD, SHIRLEY NELL and HELEN SUE visited the HILL COFFEY family.
Mrs. ROXY MILES, her son and his wife, all of Belcherville, and a daughter of Lawton, visited Mrs. Miles’ sister, Mrs. REBA WEAVER and Mr. Weaver Friday.
Miss CORENE MUNDY of Terral visited Mr. and Mrs. HOLLIS MUNDY.
The EARL LEAVELLE family visited her mother in east Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. MOORE of Italy, Texas, visited the J. O. ALSUP family.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN ESTES and son WALTER visited relatives at Tuskahoma.
The CHARLES KIDWELL family were guests of the W. H. MORRISON family.
IRA HENDERSON moved to the WILL GRIFFIN place near Terral. HILL COFFEY moved to where Mr. HENDERSON lived and JOHN BERRY of Terral moved to the farm vacated by Mr. Coffey.
Miss EDDYE JO WRIGHT and JACK OGLES/OGLE gave their friends a surprise when they were quietly married last week. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. WRIGHT and grew up in this community, graduating from Terral school last year. Mr. ogle is well thought of and is associated with his father in farming.

Mud Creek
T. H. MCGARVIN of Chickasha visited his brother-in-law, BUNK NORMAN and Mrs. Norman.
Mr. and Mrs. BENNIE MELTON and WINNIE JO visited the latter’s brother GEORGE PURTELL and family.
Mr. and Mrs. THURMOND BENNETT moved to the Beavers place recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN CORSS who rented a place east of Comanche.
Mr. and Mrs. BUD FOWLER and family visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. HOMER SMITH of the Madden Grove community.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLIE KEENEN/KEENAN and daughter MILDRED visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. W. C. COTTON.
Mr. and Mrs. ELMER BENTON and children drove to Ardmore where the children visited friends while the former went to Marietta to visit their aunt, Miss ILA NORVELLE. Miss Norvelle accompanied them home to visit with them and her sister, Mrs. J. C. HINES and Mr. HINES.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK/MACK(?) CALDWELL and daughter EULA MAE and Miss LOIS MYERS spent the holidays with the J. T. CROSS family.
Mr. and Mrs. HERBIE BEAVERS recently purchased a new Ford car.

Addington News by ALBERT HUFFER
HARRY WILLIAMS of Whitesboro, Texas visited friends here .
Miss MARGARET PRICE, who visited relatives here, returned to her school work in Wyoming.
V. T. DIMERY and T. L. EDMONDSON were in Waurika.
Rev. and Mrs. M. W. PRESTRIDGE of Lawton visited here.
Miss LUCY SMITH will be a teacher at Alex.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. SIMON visited relatives at Sugden.
ERNEST GALBRAITH had business in Terral and Ryan.
JOE DIMERY of Duncan visited his mother Mrs. T. H. DIMERY.
B. L. WILLIAMSON and D. M. LEAVELLE subscribed to the newspaper.
Addington School News
In the first year home economics, we are studying foods for lunch and supper with special types of wheat flour, quick breads, yeast breads, using all purpose flour. Since it is hog killing time, we are going to make meat dishes. In the second year, we are beginning the study of clothing for children. Each girl will make a garment for a child. We each told a story to the folk in the primary room.
The second grade learned to tell hours and half-hours on the clock. The first grade can do counting and reading of numbers to 100.
Miss LORENA GILLESPIE, a high school teacher, had an appendectomy in a hospital at Oklahoma City. Miss Smith took over the English work in high school and Miss NEVA GILLESPIE is teaching the fifth and sixth grades.
Signed by PEGGY CERNEY, reporter.

Card of Thanks
Mrs. EFFIE MARTIN, who left for California after the death of her husband, R. MARTIN, writes a card of thanks.

Hastings Items by Mrs. EARL W. STEPHENS
Mrs. GUY FITZGERALD and daughters, WAUNETTA and Mrs. JACK TAYLOR, visited their sister-in-law and aunt Mrs. C. W. CAREY in Wichita Falls.
Mrs. GREY ADKISON/ADKINSON spent Christmas in Temple with her sister, Mrs. MATTIE HALMON/HOLMAN. All of the ROBISON family enjoyed the day there: the A M. ROBISON family of Hastings, the ERNEST CUMMINS family of Lawton, Mrs. PETE GILLESPIE and daughter of San Antonio, Texas, the JOHN ROBISON family of Lawton, the V. HENSLEY family of Altus, Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR RAGAN/REAGAN and daughter of Hastings, the JIM FLOYD family of Walters, and the hostess’s family.
Miss MAGADALENE CLEMENTS will work in the home demonstration department at Hugo.
Mrs. C. A. RODDAM is recovering from an operation at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.
J. M HOOPER and sister MARY LOU returned from visiting their brothers. Mary Lou was the guest of MARVIN HOOPER and his wife at Lawton while J. M. spent time with BUD HOOPER and family at Electra, Texas.
Mrs. T. K. SPICER and daughter MARY LOUISE of Walters and Misses REBEKAH MCLAIN and E. BAILEY of Fort Worth were Sunday guests of the EARL W. STEPHENS home.
Mr. and Mrs. ROY VELEAU and her father MARK RISLEY visited in Clinton with her sister and his daughter, Mrs. PHIL ISENHOUR who is in the hospital there.
Rev. and Mrs. O. TROY THOMAS visited relatives in Fort Scott, Kansas.
G. E. ADKISON and son GUY visited his brother IVAN ADKISON in Temple.
Mr. and Mrs. EARL THOMPSON visited her sister Mrs. DAN HUNTER and family in Duncan.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. THOMPSON had as guests, their grandsons, H. C., KENNETH DAN, and MAX LYNN EDWARDS and ROBERT HAINES ALLEN of Temple.
HARLAN OWENS of Stillwater and his aunt Mrs. ORA TROLLINGER of Oklahoma City here.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK TAYLOR and his mother Mrs. TOMMY RYALS of Waurika went to Oklahoma City then Mrs. Ryals took them to Warner for school.
Mr. and Mrs. FRED PETTY and son GARLAND EARL visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. B. SPENCER.
GUY FITZGERALD, H. G. VALEAU, and ROY LEWIS drove to Sulphur to visit with EARL DAVIS Sunday. They found he could only last a few hours so they remained to be with Mrs. Davis during the last trying minutes and accompanied the body back home.
Misses MARGUERITE and MILDRED MEEKS returned to Edmond after spending the holidays with their parents Mr. and Mrs. J. L. MEEKS.
CHARLIE GILLESPIE was rushed to a hospital at Duncan for emergency appendectomy. Little hope is held for his recovery as the appendix had already ruptured.
Mrs. JOHN LEBAUFF of Electra visited with her sister Mrs. C. GILLEPSIE during the illness of Mr. Gillespie.
Mrs. C. C. PORTER was the guest of the STEPHENS and REYNOLDS families at Walters.
Out of town relatives attending the EARL DAVIS funeral: Mr. and Mrs. C. W. CAREY and sons WILFORD and BUSTER of Wichita Falls; Mrs. MARTIN MORROW and daughter ELSIE MARIE; the J. M. DAVIS family of Electra, the H. A. WILSON family and RAYMOND JONES of Sunset, Texas; the BURT HIPP and ODELL HIPP families, the ROY BLACK family and Mrs. MONROE BLACK of Petrolia, Texas; Mrs. EDNA JONES of Bowie, Texas; the D. W. WILSON family of Comanche; A. L. DAVIS of Chickasha; the LEW OLIPHANT family, the J. W. BOS family, LUTHER FITZGERALD, and R. L. MCCLELLAND of Comanche who served as master of ceremonies for the Masons; from Waurika were Mrs. FRANK ELKINS, J. M. DYER, CLEVE LARGENT, VICTOR ECKLER, JOHNNIE PHILLIPS and the R. G. RYALS family; form Temple were the G. H. WILKIE family, DAN ALLEN, FRED HOWELL and Mrs. JOHN HENRY PRICE of Addington.
Sunday afternoon, EARL R. DAVIS slipped out to join the caravan of his comrades who paid the price of war before him. Earl’s patriotic fervor led him to join Uncle Sam’s forces while he was a very young man. He served in the Coast Artillery at San Francisco and later joined the Canadian Army. When war was declared in 1917, he again joined the colors and was mustered into the 36th Division where he served as a member of Co. A, 14th Infantry, A.E.F. He was wounded in action at Argonne in which he received a citation from President Wilson. He was discharged in June 1919. In 1936, his health failed to the extent he entered the Veterans Hospital..
EARL RHODES DAVIS, son of W. L. and NANCY DAVIS, was born Nov. 6, 1889 at Eros, Arkansas and died Dec. 31, 1939 at the Veterans Hospital at Sulphur. He moved with his family to Oklahoma in 19078 and settled near union. On Aug. 8, 1921, he and Mrs. DELIA JONES were united in marriage at Sunset, Texas. They made their home in Hastings the greater part of their married life. Surviving are his widow; three brothers and three sisters, J. B. DAVIS of Hastings, ORAN DAVIS of Huntington, Oregon; J. M. DAVIS of Electra, Texas; Mrs. C. W. CAREY of Wichita Falls, Texas, Mrs. MARTIN MORROW of Electra, Texas, Mrs. W. E. PATTERSON of Andrews, Texas; and other relatives.
Golden Wedding Anniversary
Despite bad weather, 42 relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. ELY near Duncan to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Christmas Day. Attending: sons, W. M. ELY, C. MARION ELY, and GENE ELY of Hastings, MARTION ELY and DOC ELY of Velma, CHESTER ELY of Amarillo, Texas, and their families; a daughter Mrs. W. H. NOBLE and family of Belva(?); a granddaughter Mrs. HARRY STANBAUGH and family of Vici; two brothers of the hostess, LEWIS and LEON STAHL and wives of Topeka, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. BYFIELD and son OLEN of Orienta who were neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Ely a long time ago.

Friday, January 12, 1940

Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. G. A. MULLER
Mrs. G. M. FORD returned from Durant where she spent the holidays with her daughter, Mrs. L. E. EVANS and family. Miss WILMA FORD of Oklahoma City, formerly of Ringling, was also a holiday guest in the home.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. GOODMAN and son LEROY of Shawnee were guests of F. G. and E. C. GOODMAN last week. DONALD GOODMAN accompanied them to Yukon in their way home for a visit with Dr. and Mrs. G. L. GOODMAN.
Mrs. E. C. GOODMAN and children JERRY and GAYLE visited her mother Mrs. CALLIE HOLT at Jacksboro, Texas.
Guests in the home of Mrs. EMMA STRICKLAND and Mrs. BESSIE MORRIS during the holidays were Mrs. RHONDA CHERRY and sons, Mr. and Mrs. HOMER CHERRY and baby, and Miss MARGARET HOWE, all of Lawton; Mr. and Mrs. S. R. DRISKELL and family of Ryan; M. E. TINDALL, daughter and son of Oklahoma City.
Mrs. PERCY LAMBETH underwent an operation at Ardmore and is doing nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE WEAVER of Oklahoma City were guests of her father, J. P. DELLINGER and Mrs. Dellinger. Mr. Weaver is assistant attorney general for Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mrs. JESS CHAMBERLAIN, who have resided at Salt Lake City for some time, have returned to live in Ringling.
Young Set
M. E. Missionary Society
The lesson was presented by Mrs. J. W. ODEN when the Methodist Missionary society met. Mrs. O. A.MULLER resigned as superintendent of publicity and Mrs. DALE ALLEN replaced her.
A marriage of interest announced was that of KENNETH BLEVINS and Miss LAWANDA BOYD, both of Ringling, who were married Dec. 21 by the justice of the peace, R. H. HALL at his home. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. FRANK BLEVINS, reared here, 1939 graduate of Ringling high school. The bride moved here about two years ago with her parents Mr. and Mrs. BOB BOYD, a sophomore at the high school. Mr. Blevins is employed at Odessa, Texas.
Mrs. ELIZA JANE DOSS passed away Jan. 1, 1940 at the home of her son, CHARLES DOSS, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at the Ringling Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. ODEN, officiating. ELIZA MEEK, daughter of L. D. and ELIZA MEEK, was born in Ottawa, Kansas, Dec. 12, 1876 and was 63 years old at time of her passing. She was united in marriage with G. H. DOSS in 1892. To this union 9 children were born, one preceding her in death. Surviving are LEWIS and RAY DOSS of Oklahoma City, CHARLIE DOSS, ALONZO DOSS, EVERETT DOSS, BONNIE DOSS and Mrs. ELIZABETH ALLEN, all of Ringling, Mrs. ELIZA MATHERSON of Brady; 26 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Doss had resided in Oklahoma since she was 12 years old. She joined the Methodist Church at age of 123. Besides her immediate family, the following sisters and brothers survive: Mrs. EVA WELLS of Sixes, Oregon; Mrs. MATTIE ARNOT of Amarillo, Texas; L. R. MEEK of Bakersfield, California, ALFRED MEEK of Olden, Texas; ADA MEEK of Ringling, and other relatives. Out of town relatives attending the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. EARL DOSS, Mr. and Mrs. RAY DOSS, Mr. and Mrs. ARCHIE DOSS, Mrs. EMILY RUDER, Mrs. MYRTLE FORMAN/FOREMAN/FURMAN, Mr. and Mrs. ODIS JOHNSON, Mr. and Mrs. ROLAND JOHNSON, Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD LEE, Mr. and Mrs. ART JONES, JOHN COBB, all of Chickasha; J. WOODS of Ardmore, BESSIE RAMSEY of Mexico, and MAUDE OZELL of Fox.

Union Valley
Second and third grades with Mrs. WAGNER: HERSCHELL WHITE is a new pupil. YVONNE JACKSON and BONNIE RUTH EWING moved to the Terral community.
Fourth and fifth grades with Miss ROBBERSON: NORMAN TURNER was absent Friday, breaking his year’s attendance record. New pupil, JOHN WHITE from Terral. MARY MAY FLOWERS brought lovely flowers for the room. GARLAND JACKSON and JIMMY JAMES EDWARDS moved away.
Fifth and sixth grades with Mrs. ENGLAND: ELWANDA THOMAS and LLOYD JACKSON moved away. THOMAS WHITE is a new pupil.
Seventh grade with Miss BROWN:
Commercial classes with Mrs. Palmer: Best bookkeeping work was done by DOROTHY MCCALIP, CORENE HICKMAN, and LOUISE PEACOCK. Making improvement in the typing class: FELTON CAIN, ROBERT NASH, FLOYD CAIN and DWAYNE BROOKS.

Hastings Items by Mrs. EARL W. STEPHENS
Mrs. W. G. GRAHAM and son JOHN G. of Kilgore, Texas, returned home after visiting her mother Mrs. VETA WILSON. While here, they spent a few days in El Reno with Mrs. Wilson’s daughters, Mrs. RALPH JACKSON and Mrs. DON DRESSER.
H. G. VELEAU and Mrs. EARL R. DAVIS had business in Walters and Sulphur.
DELBERT RAGAN returned from Enid and has accepted a position with Goin Variety Store and began work Monday.
Mrs. GRACE FORGY and children moved back to Addington. She was assistant telephone operator here for several months.
Tuesday: Word was just received about the death of ROY BLAIR, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. BLAIR in a Duncan hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. VELEAU were in Waurika to visit her sister, Mrs. COLLINS HODGE and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. VALEAU.
Mrs. M. M. BERNARD shopped in Waurika.
Lose Home
Mr. and Mrs. RODDAM had the misfortune to lose their home, contents and garage by fire Saturday afternoon. Only their cook stove, buffet and dining table were saved. They carried no insurance. On Monday the people of the community showered them at the Methodist Church.
Thursday morning, the death angel claimed the Hastings’ oldest resident and one of the pioneer citizens, Mrs. NANCY DAVENPORT. Mrs. Davenport was a true daughter of the Old South…never really became accustomed to the western ways of Texas and Oklahoma. Mrs. Davenport took the flu in February 1935 and, though she recovered from it in three weeks, her vitality was so sapped that she had to remain in bed the greater part of the time. She had been practically blind for the last 12 years, but was never heard to complain of her affliction. Her daughter, Mrs. MARY SPARKS, took loving care of her. NANCY JENNINGS was born in Clark County, Georgia, March 10, 1841, and died January 4, 1940 in her home in Hastings, age 98. On Feb. 4, 1858, she and SEABORN L. DAVENPORT were married by Rev. HENRY W. SHEATS. To this union 13 children were born, 9 sons and 4 daughters, two of whom preceded her in death. Nine of the children were at the funeral. The family moved to Texas in 1881 and then to Indian Territory in 1886. In 1906 they moved to Hastings where Mr. Davenport died Nov. 4, 1910. Since that time she made her home with her son, JENNINGS B. DAVENPORT. Her daughter Mrs. MARY SPARKS came to live with them and care for her mother 10 years ago. She obeyed the gospel in 1895 and lived true to her Maker. Mrs. Davenport leaves her children, STILL, WHIT and SAM DAVENPORT of Duncan, CHARLES DAVENPORT of Marlow, WELDON DAVENPORT of Devine, Texas; EMMETT DAVENPORT of Garber; MARSHALL DAVENPORT of County Line; Mrs. LILLIE MIDKILL of Midland, Texas, Mrs. CLARA FRASER of Ardmore, JENNINGS ‘BUDDY’ DAVENPORT and Mrs. MARY SPARKS of Hastings, 36 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home Thursday by Elder OSTELOH, assisted by Elder CLEVENGER of the Church of Christ. The body was interred in the Hastings cemetery by the side of her beloved husband.

Friday, January 26, 1940

Funeral services for SAM E. BULLARD, a former resident of the county, who died at his home in Chickasha Wednesday of this week, Jan. 24, will be conducted from the Chapel at the Waurika cemetery 1:00 Saturday afternoon by Rev. RALPH A. HILL of the Waurika Baptist Church. Mr. Bullard is a brother of the late SID BULLARD of this county and lived for years on a farm east of Waurika in this county. He left here about 1921 and resided mostly since that time in Chickasha. He is survived by his widow and several children; two brothers, WALTER BULLARD of Longview, Texas; and CLABE BULLARD of Carnegie; four sisters, Mrs. W. A. MCLAIN of Healdton, Mrs. SUE LAHMAN of Altus, Mrs. I. M. LAWSON of Apache, and Mrs. BELLE COOPER of Oklahoma City.

CLARENCE DENNEY Dies at Bovina, Texas
Mrs. P. W. DENNEY received a message Wednesday morning about the death of her brother-in-law, CLARENCE DENNEY, age 57, who passed away at Bovina, Texas, after an illness of three months due to non-infectious spinal meningitis which developed after serious case of intestinal flu. Funeral services were held at Bovina Thursday afternoon and interment will be in the family lot there. Mr. Denney is survived by his children, J. C., CLEVA LEE, RUBY, EDNA, BARNARD, and BILL, all of whom live at Bovina, except EDNA who lives at Clovis. There are two brothers, FRANK DENNEY of Wardsville, and R.A.DENNEY of Springtown, and a sister Mrs. WILL JENKINS of Fort Worth. Mr. Denney visited several times during the illness of his brother, P. W. DENNEY. Mrs. Clarence Denney died when the youngest child of the family was nine months old and the father reared them all. The family moved from Springtown to Bovina about 20 years ago.

Four Boys Given Eagle Scout Badges
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. OSTERHAUS, Captain and Mrs. B. A. MERRITT, P. C. LARGENT, and daughter Miss THELMA LOUISE, Dr. and Mrs. JAMES F. PEARCE, Rev. and Mrs. RALPH A. HILL, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. PHILLIPS, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES CLUTZ, Mr. and Mrs. MILES MURPHY, and Miss ARLINE ZACHARY of Waurika attended a banquet held at Chickasha when four Waurika boys received their Eagle Scout badges, MILE COPPICK MURPHY, CLEVE LARGENT Jr., CLYDE OSTERHAUS and JOHNNY PHILLIPS.

RICHARD KING Dies at Duncan
RICHARD W. KING, age 67, known as Dick King, died at a Duncan hospital Monday about noon, following a brief illness. He had not been in good health for some time and death came as the result of a fall at his home Sunday night which injured his head. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church at Duncan Tuesday with interment in the Duncan cemetery.

Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. G. A. Muller
Pioneer Woman Passes
Mrs. SALLIE THOMPSON, a pioneer woman of this section, passed away at her home here Monday morning. ‘Aunt Sallie,’ as she was known, had been confined to her bed about two weeks, although she had been confined to her home for several years from a injured hip she received in a fall. SALLIE CORNISH was born Sept, 3, 1860 and was in her 80th year. She moved to Indian Territory when a young girl and lived in this section more than 53 years. Her husband, SAM THOMPSON, preceded her in death years ago. They were the parents of five children, a son and daughter passed on. The survivors are ED THOMPSON of El Reno, WES THOMPSON of Yuma, Arizona, and SAM THOMPSON of Ringling, with whom she made her home; a sister, Mrs. HELEN GOODE, and some grandchildren and other relatives. She was a long time member of the Church of Christ.
Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God church by Mrs. BUCK COLSON Friday afternoon, Jan. 19, for Mrs. NANCY MCKAY, who passed away at her home a few miles north of Ringling Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 17, after a few days illness. Survivors include her husband, C. O. MCKAY whom she married in Ringling Nov. 1, 1934; two sons, OLENTHOUS and CLARK MCKAY; her mother, Mrs. MARY HUNTER of Orr, and some brothers and sisters. Her father, J. R. LOCKE, died ten years ago. Mrs. McKay was born in Texas, Aug. 10, 1912, and moved with her family to southern Oklahoma when a small girl. She has lived in the Orr, Terral, and Ringling communities since coming here. She has been a devoted member of the Assembly of God church since age 12.
Move to Colbert
Dr. and Mrs. D. C. MCCALIB, who have resided here the past three years, moved to Colbert last week. Dr. McCalib plans to have a drug store at Colbert and bough property there.

Friday, February 2, 1940

Mr. and Mrs. BILLY ROBERTS and his mother Mrs. SAM ROBERTS went to Ardmore.
Mr. and Mrs. HENRY GRIFFIN were in Ryan.
Mr. and Mrs. HASKELL EVANS took his sister Mrs. OTTO FRAZIER home to Elk City.
Mrs. ANDY GRIFFIN and daughter BILLY MYRL visited Mr. and Mrs. TOM DORSETT.
On the sick list: FINIS ALLEN and PAUL LEBEAU.
Mr. and Mrs. NEWELL DUNFORD and J. W. DUNFORD went to Ardmore.
Mr. and Mrs. JIM HERRING and daughter REBA were in Ringling.
Mrs. BRUCE GRIFFIN visited her sister Mrs. GLEN RILEY.
VIRGIL RICH, J. D. FOX, CORENE WINN and CLAUD BRASHIER, all of Spanish Fort, Texas, were supper guests of the HERMAN GRIFFIN family.
Mr. and Mrs. CLARK ARMSTRONG of Rejan visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. LANFORD, Mr. and Mrs. N. T. DUNFORD, Mr. and Mrs. NEWTON GANN and daughter PATTY were dinner guests in the Dunford home.
Miss SARAH BROWNING visited her parents near Oklahoma City.
Miss OBERA RICH, who works at Ringling, spent the weekend at home.
Relatives here received word from BOYD STEWART, who joined the CCC and was sent to Red Feather Lake, Colorado, that he likes the camp fine.
Miss OPAL BRUNDAGE visited home folks near Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. HENRY GRIFFIN visited Mr. and Mrs. DOCK TATE.
Stitch and Chatter Club
The club met last week with Mrs. LEONARD DUNFORD when one quilt was finished and some fancy work was done. Attending: Mrs. GERTRUDE GRIFFIN, Mrs. ERNA HALL, Mrs. N. T. DUNFORD, Mrs. BESSIE GRIFFIN, Mrs. ALA CRANFILL, Mrs. GANTLIN and daughter MARY, and Miss MARY VAUGHN.
JOHN CAIN passed away in the Waurika hospital Wednesday. John had been in bad health for two years with diabetes. JOHN CAIN was born at Spanish Fort, Texas, Aug. 23, 1910 and married on Dec. 22, 1935 to Miss LOREE REID. Two sons were born but one preceded his father in death tow years ago. He leaves his widow and little son, father SQUIRE CAIN; two sisters, Mrs. LOYD WILLIAMSON of Spanish Fort and Mrs. MITCHELL BROWN of Grady; aunts and uncles and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Grady church Friday afternoon and was laid to rest in the Grady cemetery by the side of his small son. Those who attended the funeral from Spanish Fort were Squire Cain, Miss LIZZIE CAIN, CASS CAIN and Cass Cain Jr., Mr. and Mrs. WHEELER HOWARD, JOHN and DESS RIDENHOUR, Mrs. CLYDE RIDENHOUR, Mr. BARBER and CALVIN LITTLETON, Mr. BAXTER, CALVIN LITTLETON, also Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE CAIN of St. Louis, Oklahoma.
News was received here late Sunday afternoon of the death of Mrs. OTT BUTLER of the Claypool community. Mrs. Butler was a sister of FRANK LEBEAU of this community.

News from Terral by Mrs. J. H. PEALOR
Mrs. J. P. SIMMONS, LULU BARBER, Mrs. GENE CAMERON and children, Miss BEULAH DUFFEL, Mrs. E. L. RODGERS and MARY AGNES, and Mrs. J. H. PEALOR were in Ryan.
Mrs. T. V. JACKSON and little son left the Ryan hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. VANDERBURG and daughter BILLIE visited Mr. and Mrs. MCDANIELS in Ryan.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. PEALOR went to Wichita Falls.
TOM LONGEST of Ryan was here.
Miss SHIRLEY MAE FORD of Duncan and CARL ROBERTS were dinner guests of the LUCIAN SALMON home.
DAVID and WALTER HAZLETT of Crocket, Texas, visited here.
R. L. ANDREWS was in Waurika.
Mrs. J. R. TROUT visited her daughter Mrs. KARL WILCOXON and husband in Norman.
J. L. HICKMAN, CARL ROBERTS and BABE CEPHUS were in Wichita Falls.
ROY MUNNY, C. S. ROBNETT, and D. L. SCHWARTZ were in Waurika.
Mrs. LAWRENCE LANGFORD, the little VESSEL baby, and LAURA LANGFORD were on the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. KAD/CAD STIGGINS of Cedar Vale, New Mexico, visited the Pealor home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. FRISK were in Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. DALE MORROW were in Ryan.
Mr. and Mrs. CLAUD JACKSON of Comanche visited here.
Mr. and Mrs. CHESTER ROBERTSON, past owners of the Club Café, moved to Waurika.
ELMER HAYES left for west Texas.
J. E. CEPHUS had business at Burkburnett.
JOE ABROUSE and nephew EDWARD were dinner guests of the CEPHUS family.
WILL STEWART and daughter JENNIE ALLEN and PATRICIA STEWART attended the show in Waurika.
Mrs. A. L. HULLUM was in Ryan.
O. W. WILLARD of Union Valley was here.
W. A. MITCHELL of near Ryan was here.
LOIS PEACOCK visited in Ryan.
BILL LEMMONS of Ringgold visited ROY PEALOR.
Mrs. Nancy Lue/Lou Lock/Locke McKay was born near Eden, Concho County, Texas, Aug. 10, 1911 and died at her home near Orr January 17, after a short illness with pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God Church by BUCK COLSON Jan. 19. Immediate family members are her husband, C. O. MCKAY to whom she was married in Ringling Nov. 1, 1934; sons OLENTHEUS and CLARK MCKAY; mother Mrs. MARY LOCK HUNTER of Orr; four brothers, R. L. LOCKE, GEORGE F. LOCKE of Terral; CHARLES LOCK of Muleshoe, Texas; JIMMIE LOCKE of Orr; four sisters, Mrs. TOM DUNCAN, Mrs. M. DUNCAN of Terral; Mrs. QUEEN ELLIOTT of Mesa, Arizona, Mrs. SUSAN THOMPSON of Orr. Her father, B. F. LOCKE, died at Terral ten years ago. When a small girl, Mrs. McKay moved with her family to Terral where she attended school at Blue Grove east of Terral and the Terral schools. She was converted by the preaching of Rev. ALONZO JONES and was baptized by him into the Assembly of God Church at Terral, later she moved with her mother and brother Jimmie to Orr where she united with the church here. Attending her funeral from Terral were R. L. LOCK, Mrs. GEORGE LOCKE, Mrs. ALBERT EWING, Mrs. DOVIE GUNTER, and Mr. and Mrs. DEMPSEY BUSSEY.
Terral School
First Grade: PEGGY SEEDS and PATRICIA STEWART returned to school after illness. DANA LEA MINER, who recently moved to Hillsboro, Texas, wrote a letter to the children. SUSIE DAKE/DUKE moved to Hugo.

Mrs. A. T. GREEN
Mrs. A. T. GREEN died at a Wichita Falls hospital Sunday after an illness of two months. She was 55 years old. The family formerly lived in the Irving community, west of Ryan, and had many friends here. She is survived by her husband, and three children, LEE ROY, EARL and Mrs. FARRIS HUGHES. Funeral services were conducted from the First Baptist Church at Wichita Falls Friday with interment in the Ryan cemetery, where another brief service was held.
Mrs. T. P. MILLER, aged mother of R. H. MILLER of Ryan, died at the home of another son, D. C. MILLER, in Bowie, Texas, Jan. 29 after a brief illness. Mrs. Miller was born in Missouri, Oct. 29, 1849, age 90 years old at time of death. Her husband, T. P. MILLER, was a pioneer Baptist minister and preceded her in death years ago. She is survived by five sons and three daughters, J. C. MILLER of Fort Worth, D. C. MILLER of Bowie, Texas, R. H. MILLER of Ryan, E. S. MILLER of California, C. P. MILLER of Stoneburg, Texas; Mrs. NORA GREGGS of Stamford, Texas, Mrs. DORA CROSS of Stoneburg, Texas, and Mrs. ARTHUR CROSS of Wizzard Wells, Texas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Stoneburg, Texas Tuesday with Dr. R.E . BELL, a teacher in the Baptist college at Decatur, Texas. Interment was in the Hopewell cemetery near Stoneburg. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. MILLER, Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS SOUTHARD, Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND MILLER and son GENE of this community attended the service.
Mrs. W. T. GIVENS, age 72, mother of W. L. GIVENS of Ryan, died at the West Texas Hospital at Lubbock, Texas, Jan. 27, following two weeks illness. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Abernathy, Texas. Mrs. Givens was well known in Ryan and vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. GIVENS of Ryan were called to Lubbock Thursday and remained until Sunday.

Holly Hill
GUY JAMESON, Jr., visited his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. H. C. JAMESON of Hastings.
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. PALMER visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. DAVE LONG at the Madden Grove community.
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. HOBBS and family were Sunday guests of their son BILL HOBBS and his family.
The G. A. POWELL family were guests of the ELMER RIDDLES family.
Mrs. J. T. CLARK, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. CLARK spent Sunday with the PETE MELTON family.
The ROY BICKERSTAFF family spent Sunday with the J. B. BICKERSTAFF family.
Mr. and Mrs. DUNNING of west of Hastings and Mr. and Mrs. OLLIE FROST spent Sunday with the J. R. JARRETT and the JACK CLARK families.
Guests in the V. G. MITCHELL home were: the A. M. STAFFORD family, Mrs. ED PRICE, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. LYONS of Hastings; the CARL MITCHELL family north of Hastings, Mrs. C. T. MITCHELL, FRANCIS MITCHELL, and the ALFRED WILLIAMSON family of Addington and the C. A. JENNINGS family of Duncan.
Holly Hill School News
J. H. MEEKS, THERON PALMER and GENE MARTENS have perfect spelling scores. ELDON RAY RIDDLES, a beginner, was promoted to first grade.

Misses MELISSA and ADELL RICE of Nocona were guests of their sister Mrs. W. A. WORTHEN and family.
Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST REAGAN of LaHarba, California visited the LOYD JACKSON home.
The AUSTIN SMITH family had business at Bowie.
CYRIL and ARYLES/ARLESS WORTHEN, ADELL RICE and BUDDY MOORE attended the show at Ryan Sunday afternoon.
VERNON DUNCAN and W. E. INGRAM of Terral visited their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. LANGFORD.
Mrs. BERTHA HALEY and Mrs. LALLIE PEACOCK visited Mrs. Z. I. TANNER who is ill.
Mrs. HOLLIS MUNDY visited in Terral.
Mrs. HERMAN WELLS visited her brother CHARLES VANZANT and his wife in Ryan.
GEORGE HEATON and son MAVIS of Nocona were Sunday dinner guests of the RUB WEAVER family.
Mrs. AUSTIN SMITH and NANCY, and Mrs. CHRIS PEACOCK visited the BILL WEATHERLEY family at Ryan.

Friday, February 9, 1940

Former Waurikan Dies Saturday
BILLY PATTERSON, who lived in and around Waurika from 1909 to three years when the family moved to Hobbs, New Mexico, died from sinus cancer which first gave trouble in October, 1939. The disease could not be checked and he was bedfast only three days before his death which was Saturday morning at the family home in Hobbs. The family came to Nocona, Texas Sunday to follow Billy’s request to be buried by the side of his mother, Mrs. W. R. PATTERSON, who died when he was a young lad. Funeral services were held there Monday afternoon at the Christian Church and interment was by the side of his mother. WILLIAM A. PATTERSON was born in Paris, Texas, May 25, 1890. He came to Oklahoma in 1907 and to this section a short time before his marriage to Miss MARY SPIVEY Sept. 24, 1911. Two sons were born to them, WAYNE and DONALD, the former lives at Roswell, N.M., with his wife and small son JAMES DONALD; Donald, the second son, in his third year of college, will be at home with his mother the rest of this semester. There are two sisters and a brother who were unable to attend the funeral service. Other than Mrs. Patterson, Wayne and his family, and Donald, immediate relatives attending the funeral and coming to Waurika Monday night for a brief visit with the Spivey family were: Mrs. JOHN SPIVEY, Mr. and Mrs. WELDON SPIVEY and son, Mr. and Mrs. LANHAM SPIVEY and two sons, all of Mangum, and Mrs. EVA WALLS of Dallas. … Billy Patterson was one of the best painters and interior decorators that Waurika has ever had. He was converted while living here when Wayne was a baby and he and Mrs. Patterson joined the Christian Church.

Mrs. LIZZIE HEADRICK, wife of CHARLES HEADRICK of Addington, died at the family home in Addington Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the Addington Baptist Church Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. HARRY DAVIS and children of Temple visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. HARLEY MOORE.
Mrs. W. F. GABLE of Addington was in Waurika and reported that her little daughter WANDA, who underwent major surgery at Rochester, Minnesota last summer, is doing fine now.
Mrs. J. A. LAWSON of Comanche wrote to send the News-Democrat sent to her.
Little LEWANNA ROSE, age 18, baby of Mr. and Mrs. CAROL ‘BUDDY’ ROSE is in the Waurika hospital suffering from deep burns on the lower part of her body sustained when she tipped over a pan of boiling water on herself two weeks.
Mrs. DILLARD DYE drove to Mr. Dye at Oklahoma City, who came from Bartlesville. Mrs. Dye teaches fine arts classes in Duncan.
L. S. GARRETT was called to Oklahoma City to be with Mrs. Garrett who was operated there Wednesday, having her appendix and tonsils taken out.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. HALSTEAD of Hardtner, Kansas, who have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. R. A. HILL and family for some time, were called to Kansas by the death of Mr. Halstead’s brother, JIM HALSTEAD, who died at his home near Hardtner Sunday.
Miss BILLY MARIE BOSTER and GARLAND FRANCIS HANCOCK were married Feb. 1 at Little Rock, Arkansas, where they will live. She is the granddaughter of MOUNT MORRIS and the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOE BOSTER, nee Miss LILLIAN MORRIS.
Mrs. C. MCLEAKE, who has been very ill at the home of her brother, FERRIS NORVELL in El Reno, came home and was taken to the VICTOR ECKLER home until her own home could be warmed and ready for her. Mrs. W. H. WOOSTER, who will be remembered as Mrs. JOYCE, a former resident here, will stay with Mrs. McLeake until she improves.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. OSTERHAUS and son CLYDE, who attends Conner College at Warner, and Miss ARLINE ZACHARY drove to Oklahoma City to visit the Osterhaus daughter, Mrs. JOHN PIERCE and family. Miss Arline attends the Oklahoma College for Women.
It was a happy time at the R. H. HYDE home last week when one daughter, Mrs. ROLAND POWERS and baby daughter LOUETTE of Jackson, Miss., came home after being away from home seven months. They were joined by another daughter, Mrs. BILL KARTY and son RANDOLPH SCOTT of Anadarko and with Mrs. BILL SPRADLING and her three children, and WANDA who is still at home, there was a family reunion with four sisters. Included were Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND HYDE, nee Miss JEAN SNIPES.
Miss MARY RUTH PURVIANCE, who spent some time the past few years here with her uncle and aunt, Dr. and Mrs. A. H. BARTLING, tried college at Vallejo, California, where she went with her mother last fall, but came back to enroll in the Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha. Folks in California laughed at her Oklahoma manner of speech and she didn’t like theirs any better.
Little SHARON KAY FOSTER arrived at a hospital at Wichita Falls Sunday, claiming her parents, Mr. and Mrs. JIM FOSTER nee Miss FRANCES BORWN, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. EUGENE BROWN and Mr. and Mrs. BOB FOSTER. She is the first grandchild in the families.
DONALD PATTERSON of Hobbs, New Mexico, who was here to bury his father Billy Patterson in Texas, has had two years of college in business administration. He was home for a few weeks during his father’s illness. He is an accountant with the R. E. GRIFFITH Moving Picture Co. at Hobbs, N. WAYNE PATTERSON, the older son of Billy Patterson, has been associated with the company for years.
Mrs. S. F. PARKER, nee Miss EFFIE HEACOCK who taught years ago in the Waurika high school, now a member of the high school faculty at Wichita, Kansas for years, wrote home folks that she has sponsored two broadcasts over Wichita radio stations this winter, one of the National Honor Society which she sponsors and one for social studies.

Hastings Items by Mrs. EARL W. STEPHENS
Last Monday night, Mrs. J. R. PERSON died at her home near the Fairview school house. She had been in poor health for some years. She was a Jefferson County pioneer, as she and Mr. Person settled on a farm three miles north of Hastings in 1901, living there continuously. Funeral services were held by Rev. SIMMONS at the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Hastings cemetery by the side of her husband. MARY ELIZABETH RATLIFF, daughter of WILLIAM and MARTHA STPLER RATLIFF, was born June 6, 1862 in Sublinga, Georgia, and moved with her parents to Waxahachie, Texas, in 1872. She was converted and joined the Baptist church at age of 16 and lived a true Christian life until her death, Jan. 29, 1940. She and JOSEPH RICHARD PERSON were married Jan. 10, 1883. He preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1929. To this union five children were born, WILLIAM LEROY of Kingfisher, CLAUD O. of Olney, Texas, LIDAY M. POWERS of Salem, N. M., UFA O. SMITH of Comanche and RICHARD PERRY of Hastings. Besides the children, she is survived by three brothers, JOHN RATLIFF of Hobart, JOSEPH RATLIFF of Palacious, Texas; and GEORGE W. RATLIFF of Ennis, Texas, 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives. Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were: the M. L. PERSON family of Kingfisher, the CLAUDE PERSON family of Olney, Texas, Mrs. EMORY POWERS of Salem, N.M., the JIM SMITH family of Comanche, the ARTHUR HUDDLESTON family of Santa Maria, California; the ELSON HARMON family of Allen; JOHN RALTIFF, Dr. J. B. RATLIFF, the ERNEST PRETTY family, Mrs. LILLER FORD of Hobart; the G. W. RATLIFF family of Ennis, Texas; Mrs. VERA HARPER, Mrs. LORENE STEPHENS and son BILLY JEAN; the CURTIS TRAMMELL family, the JAY PHIPPS family of Walters; Mrs. LAURA LEWIS, Mrs. BILL BURTON, Mrs. ROSS JEMISON, Mrs. MERLE RYLANT, Mrs. JOHN TUNNELL and son, Grady, Mrs. VIOLA GRIMSLEY of Temple; Misses ADEALE and CECHEIL MILLER of Comanche, CLARENCE BRIGBY of Ennis, Texas.

J. C. CURTIS of Wilson died last week from injuries he received in a car wreck about two weeks ago. He was a former Ryan resident, well known here. Funeral services were held at Wilson Saturday with interment in the Ryan cemetery.

Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. G. A. Muller
Mr. and Mrs. FRANK WYNN moved to Comanche last week where Mr. Wynn was transferred by the Jordon Bus Co. for whom he works.

Friday, February 16, 1940

Ryan Pioneer Passes Away
J. R. ‘BOB’ EPPERSON died at his home in Ryan Friday of last week, another one of the old pioneers of this section. He had been in poor health for 12 years but had been able to be up and about town most of the time. Three years ago he suffered a fractured hip, recovered sufficiently to go to town. On Friday before his death, he was stricken with some form of paralysis and was not able to speak again. Funeral services were held from the family home in Ryan Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10, with Rev. W. S. DABNEY of the Ryan Methodist church officiating. Interment was in the Ryan cemetery. J. R. EPPERSON was born Feb. 14, 1862 at Mt. Piagah, Arkansas, where he grew to manhood, and died at Ryan, Feb. 9, 1948, lacking 5 days being 78 years old. He was united in marriage with Miss CORA MARCH of Pangburn, Arkansas, Oct. 17, 1888. To this union five children were born, four sons and one daughter. The widow and two sons, GRADY EPPERSON of Ryan and CLAUD EPPERSON of Fort Worth, survive. Two sons and one daughter preceded their father in death. PAUL EPPERSON died at age of 2 ½ years in 1894; EMMETT EPPERSON died in an Army camp at Fort Worth after enlisting for World War June 1, 1918; Miss BOBBY EPPERSON died at age of 22 in 1922. Mr. Epperson was a member of a family of 13 children. He is survived by four brothers and one sister, BERT and JOHN EPPERSON of Levelland, Texas, STEVE EPPERSON of Pangburn, Ark., H. A. EPPERSON of Searcy, Ark., and Mrs. MATTIE HOLDEN of Redlands, California. In Arkansas, Mr. Epperson engaged in mercantile business. The family later moved to Brownwood, Texas, then to Indian Territory, locating at Ryan in 1896, where they have since with the exception of 4 ½ years at Comanche. When the family first came to Ryan, Mr. Epperson was associated with J. L. HENDERSON in business and the two bought a flour mill at Terral and moved it to Ryan, where they operated it for a time. Mr. Epperson later engaged in the confectionary and café business, being active until his failing health forced his retirement.

Dr. and Mrs. J. L. HOLLINGSWORTH were called to Duncan Wednesday afternoon of last week to attend the funeral services of W. R. HALL, age 67, who died Tuesday of shotgun wounds, accidentally inflicted by himself. The funeral rites were at Duncan where the family has been living for the past several years and interment was in the Hastings cemetery. Mr. hall is survived by Mrs. Hall, five daughters and a son; two daughters, Mrs. ED SPARKS of McCamey, Texas, and Miss ZELLA HALL are well known here. The family resided at Hastings for some years.

‘Uncle Tom’ Bryson, an old gentleman well loved and respected in this community where he had lived for many years, passed away Friday morning at the home of a niece, Mrs. ETTIE OGLETREE, in Ada, where he had been living for several months. Funeral services were held at the Morris chapel Sunday morning and were conducted by Rev. G. LYLE SMITH of the Christian Church and family friend. Interment was at Sunset, Texas, where Uncle Tom lived for many years. CHARLES THOMAS BRYSON was born in Georgia, Jan. 7, 1856 and as a child lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction. At age of 14, he came to Ellis County, Texas, the trip being made by ox wagon. Much of the tribulations which beset the family on that memorable undertaking, Uncle Tom remembered and talked about shortly before his death. He was one of his father’s 22 children, having been two sets of sons and daughters, his father marrying twice. In 1878 Uncle Tom moved to Tarrant County and was married the following year. He and his wife were childless but reared a son, PERRY BROWN. Mrs. Bryson died many years ago. In 1928 Uncle Tom came to Jefferson County and made his home here until going to live with his niece at Ada, Mrs. OGLETREE, her son and daughter, JACK and MINNETTE. Uncle Tom was converted and joined the Methodist Church in 1888. He was a Woodman of the World and a 32nd degree Mason. He is survived by three brothers and his adopted son, PERRY BROWN, besides his niece, Mrs. Brown, who was like a daughter to him, and other nieces and nephews.

ED SCHWARTZ, prominent farmer living east of Waurika, died at a Duncan hospital Monday morning, following an illness of several weeks, developed into pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the Morris funeral home in Waurika Tuesday afternoon by Rev. RALPH A. HILL of the Waurika Baptist church. Interment was in the Waurika hospital. Ed Schwartz was born at Rosenburg, Texas, on June 23, 1900 and passed away Feb. 12, 1940 in his 40th year. He moved with his father’s family to Oklahoma in 1918, settling near Waurika. He was married to Miss BERDIE HOBSON of Waurika on Nov. 18, 1922 and to this union, three daughters were born, one passing away in infancy. The widow and two daughters, MARJORIE YVONNE and EDWINA FAYE, survive. He is also survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. CARL SCHWARTZ of Comanche; five sisters, ALMA SEAT of Foster, LYDIA KIRBO of Wilson, OLGA POMEREKE of Comanche, HENRIETTA BRITTON of Charlie, Texas, and Miss DOROTHY SCHWARTZ of Duncan; and three brothers, W. H. of Richgrove, California, J. H. SCHWARTZ of Addington and CHARLES SCHWARTZ of Comanche.

A. O. WOOD of Waurika received a telegram last week about the death of his brother, J. M. WOOD, Feb. 5, near Xenia, Illinois. Mr. Wood was born in Virden, Illinois, April 7, 1877 and moved with his parents, when a child, near Xenia, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Miss NORA MEEDERS in 1897. To this union nine children were born, with four preceding their father in death. He leaves his wife and five children, MYRTLE, LOYD and FRANCIS of the home; LORAN of California and EDNA of Arkansas; six brothers and five sisters, A.O., C. E. and Mrs. JULIA DEAN of Waurika; J. A. of Gilliam, Arkansas; A. L. of Lawton, Mrs. ALICE DAKIS of Coleman, Okla., E. L. and L. E. of El Reno, Mrs. GRACE BALL of Pauls Valley, Mrs. ANNA VANMATEER of Xenia, Illinois, and Mrs. VIOLA TACKETT of Louisville, Illinois. He moved to Oklahoma in 1910 and located on the MOSE ANDERSON farm, four miles west of Waurika where he resided for 21 years then moved to Gilliam, Arkansas then to Illinois in 1937.

J. W. WHITE, pioneer of Jefferson County, died Saturday night at the Waurika hospital after a brief illness of pneumonia. He had been at the hospital only since the preceding Wednesday night when he was found ill at his own little home on East Broadway. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Morris funeral home chapel by Rev. G. LYLE SMITH of the Christian Church with interment in the Waurika cemetery where his mother and other relatives sleep. JOHN WALTER WHITE was the third son of SAMUEL and MAY ANN GARRETT WHITE, pioneer settlers at Springfield, Iowa, and was born Aug. 29, 1864, age 75. At age of 15 he converted and joined the Methodist Church at Springfield, a worker among the young people in the School school and the League. He worked his way through business college after finishing high school and majored in bookkeeping. After finishing business college and employed in various positions near his old home town, he went to Havelock, Nebraska, where he went into business for himself, later to Denver, Colorado, where he engaged in grocery business for 10 years. When his sister, Mrs. MAE T. TALLEY came to Oklahoma, he joined her at Perry and was in business there for five years before coming to Waurika in 1909 to assist in the care of his aged and blind mother, who was living with Mrs. Talley. He was clerk in the Walton and Sherwood Hotels for ten years after coming here, but through later years, he was in ill health and unable to continue with a steady job. He was the only father his sister’s children knew, RAYMOND and VERA TALLEY. He is also survived by a brother and sister here, LEUMUEL WHITE and Mrs. TALLEY; a niece, Miss MARY WHITE, two half-brothers, FRANK WHITE of Delta, Iowa and WARREN WHITE of Winnebago, Minn., WILL WHITE and Mrs. ETTA RYNERARSON, nephew and niece also of Winnebago, Minn., great-niece, Mrs. RUTH TALLEY MYERS of Nashville, Tenn., daughter of RAYMOND TALLEY, deceased for years, besides other relatives.

Funeral services for Mrs. C. E. HEADRICK, pioneer of Addington, were held Friday, conducted by Rev. PRESTRIDGE of Lawton, assisted by Rev. S. E. DICKEY, who also sang a beautiful solo. Interment was in the Addington cemetery by the side of loved ones. ELIZABETH JANE MCLEMORE was born June 20, 1881 and died Feb. 7, 1940 at the family home at Addington. She was a pioneer of Addington, having moved there when a small child. On Feb. 6, 1900 she was married to C. E. HEADRICK and to them were born 8 children, 3 preceding her in death. Mrs. Headrick was converted at an early age and joined the Baptist church. Survivors are Mr. Headrick; sons, ERNEST and CULLIS of Addington; daughters, Mrs. FORREST CLARK of Salem, Illinois, Mrs. W. H. FRASHER of Bullard, Texas; Miss GEORGIA HEADRICK of Addington; brothers, MARK and RAMSEY MCLEMORE of Addington; seven grandchildren and other relatives. Out of town relatives attending the funeral: the JIM HEADRICK family of Woodward, the CLIFF HEADRICK family of Duncan, Mrs. ETHEL HEADRICK and Mr. and Mrs. OLIN HEADRICK of Holliday, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. DALLAS MCLEMORE of Bowie, Texas; the H. L. FRASHER family of Gainesville, Texas, Rev. and Mrs. W. M. PRESTRIDG of Lawton, and Mrs. B. E. VANBEBBER of Waurika. Pallbearers: BILL FULTON, A. W. TURNER, CICERO H. PRICE, ERNEST GALBRAITH, ELBERT GALBRAITH, and FLOYD CHAPMAN.

Hastings News by Mrs. Earl W. Stephens
Mr. and Mrs. EARL W. STEPHENS, Mrs. MINNIE DAVIS and Mrs. IKE WILLIAMS attended the funeral of I. V. PRUITT at Duncan Sunday afternoon.
VENATOR GRAVES MITCHELL was born Oct. 9, 1874 in Rusk County, Texas and died Feb. 9, 1940 at his home near Hastings, age 65. In 1902 he married ANNA LAURA DAVIS, who survives him. He moved with his bride to Oklahoma near Stonewall shortly after their marriage. He cam with his family to Jefferson County in 1918 and made his home here. Five children were born to him and his wife. The first, a son, U. L., died in 1907, age 4. Surviving are two sons and two daughters, Mrs. QUANAH LYONS, CARL MITCHELL, GOLDA and ESTES, all of Hastings; one brother, LESLIE MITCHELL and one sister Mrs. FRANK LITTLE of Sulphur. Mr. Mitchell was converted and joined the Baptist church at age of 18. He was a member of the Hastings Baptist Church for 18 years. In 1934, upon moving to Addington, he moved his membership to the Addington Baptist church, then moved back to Hastings.

E. B. Ranch
E. B. Ranch School News
LAVERA PURTELL and MARY JO BREZINA gave an interesting report about their visit to the packing plant at Oklahoma City.

Ryan News by LOIS MILLER
I. V. PRUITT, who was formerly employed a the First State Bank in Ryan, was buried at the Duncan cemetery Sunday. He was the brother of the former Miss MAGGIE MAE PRUITT who taught school here years ago.
Mrs. Phena Burgin
Mrs. PHENA BURGIN was born Aug. 8, 1872 and passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 1940 at the home of her daughter in Ryan after an illness of several months. She leaves two daughters, one son and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Terral cemetery Sunday afternoon with Rev. CARLOS BERRY of the Baptist church officiating.

Friday, February 23, 1940

Addington News
Mrs. MINNIE JONES was born in Indiana, Feb. 9, 1854, and passed away Feb. 15, 1940 in the home of her daughter, Mrs. HATTIE WORRELL, in Ryan, after an illness of pneumonia and heart ailment. She married H. H. JONES, Jan. 1, 1887 at Lamar, Missouri. To this union three children were born, two sons and a daughter. Surviving are daughter Mrs. HATTIE WORRELL, sons HARRY JONES of Ryan and FRANK JONES of Oklahoma City, 8 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death about 20 years ago. After Mrs. Jones’ marriage, the family lived at Booneville, Missouri, until 1903 when they came to Indian Territory, living at Hastings. From Hastings they moved to Choteau then to Enid where Mr. Jones died. For the past ten years Mrs. Jones made her home with her son and daughter in Ryan, HARRY JONES and Mrs. ED WORRELL Sr. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Ryan Saturday morning with Rev. W. S. DABNEY, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Ryan cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, COLEMAN JONES of Oklahoma City, JONES WORRELL of Stillwater, ED WORRELL Jr. of Ryan, BILLY FRANK JONES of Ryan, KARL JONES of Ryan, and TOM KYKER who took the place of HERBERT JONES who was unable to attend.

On Wednesday of last week, Mrs. HERMAN WELLS passed away at the Ryan hospital after an illness of only a few days. Mrs. Wells was seriously ill but was thought to have improved, so her death was a shock. BEATRICE ETHEL VAN ZANT was born Feb. 1912 near Vashti, Texas, was converted in 1932 and united in marriage with HERMAN WELLS May 1933. To this union one daughter, PEGGY GALE, was born, but preceded her mother only a few days in death. Mrs. Wells passed away Feb. 14, 1940, age 28. She and her husband joined the Baptist Church at Good Chapel in 1938... Besides her husband, Mrs. Wells leaves her parents, four brothers, two sisters, six sisters-in-law, and other relatives. Funeral services were used at the Good Chapel church Feb. 16 with interment in the Ryan cemetery.
Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral of Mrs. Wells were: Mr. and Mrs. E. M. WELLS, RUE, MADELINE, and IRMA JEAN WELLS; the AUSTIN WELLS family, the VELDEN BARBER family, the HERMAN COZART family, F. P. SPECHE, VIRGINIA and BOBBY GENE, all of Vashti, Texas; ROLLIE WELLS, R. C. and CHRISTINE of Henrietta, Texas; the A. J. WELLS family, the ROY WELLS family of Borger, Texas, Mrs. SMART and Mrs. CHRIS WELLS, the HAZEL WELLS family, the JAKE ECHERT family, the GERALD SMITH family, the GENE LILLARD family, all of Wichita Falls, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. O. B. WELLS and MAX of Bellevue, Texas; the JAKE VAN ZANT family, the WELDON VAN ZANT family of Duncan; the WILL BAKER family of Waurika; the TRAVIS BAKER family of Oscar, the BOYCE BAKER family of Duncan, the PAUL WAGGONER family of Ryan.
Mr. and Mrs. BUDDY TULIAS are the parents of a baby boy born Feb. 13.
Mrs. MORGAN WALKER of New Rochelle, N. Y., visited her father-in-law, O C. WALKER.
Mr. and Mrs. DAVE FITZGERALD of Mannsville and Miss OLETA HINSLEY/HENSLEY visited the former’s brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. AUSTIN SMITH and NANCY.
Mrs. C. H. SMITH visited her daughter Mrs. HUGH WEATHERLY and Mr. Weatherly.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. WORTHEN and family and Miss FRANCS HINSLEY/HENSLEY visited at Nocona.
Miss ANNIE MAE LEAVELLE of Ryan spent the weekend here with home folks.
E. A. STEVENS and family visited the CLYDE KEITH family.

Mud Creek
The BEN MELTON family visited the PERCY FULTON family.
IRENE and AUDRY visited Mrs. BUD FOWLER.
Mrs. J. T. CROSS and son CLYDE visited Mrs. J. C. HINES who has been ill.
The BUD FOWLER family visited the ELMER BENTON family.
CLAUDE CROSS of Durant visited here with his wife then accompanied her to a teachers meeting at Oklahoma City.
Mrs. GLADYS CROSS, our teacher, is confined home with the flu and Mrs. Benton is her substitute.
Mr. and Mrs. CLAYTON LYONS of Roswell, New Mexico, returned home.