The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
Wednesday, October 1, 1947
Frank Cook Passes Away
Services for FRANK COOK, pioneer Ardmore laundry owner, who died Tuesday evening, will be conducted at Harvey chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday. Cook, a city resident for more than 50 years, was well known in business circles. In the laundry business since a young boy, he owned at different times every laundry in Ardmore. He was operating a home laundry at the time he became ill and underwent surgery three weeks ago.
A native of Fannin County, Texas, he came here from Leonard, Texas where he was born June 1880. His father, A. B. COOK, was an early day painter and paperhanger of this city. Survivors are his wife, MARY COOK of 1005 North Washington, and four sisters, Mrs. OLLIE ROBERTS, Mrs. LULA YELL, and Mrs. IDA ROBERTS, all of Ardmore, and Mrs. J. H. MUSGRAVE of Omaha, Nebraska.
Rev. J. EVERARD CARTER of the First Christian Church will preside at services. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are GUY SPENCER, RABON WILKES, BILLY JOHNS, I. I. TARVER, LUTHER SANDERSA and LOUIE BASTIN. Honorary bearers are B. S. IRBY, B. S. FROST, CECIL GRAHAM, GEORGE W. OAKLEY, and EDGAR SANDLIN.
Marriage license issued to: EDLEY MANGUS, 26, and Miss FLORA ARTERBERRY, 18, both of Shay.
Divorces granted: HAZLE CLAUSEN vs. LYELL CLAUSEN; RAY WILLINGHAM vs. FAYE WILLINGHAM; DOLLY MAYHEN vs. W. L. MAYHEN.
Divorces filed: JUNE D. BERRY vs. EDGAR BERRY; JACK MORAN vs. JERRY M. MORAN; GERALDINE SANDERS vs. ISAAC L. SANDERS; MYRTLE MAY HOLT vs. ROY HOLT; CLAUDINE FRANKLIN MADISON vs. BARRELL MADISON; HAZEL CLAUSEN vs. LYELL CLAUSEN; HAROLD D. ALLEN vs. DOLORES ALLEN.
When the Baptists revived their church at Cheek and really got busy, the only bootlegger of the country quit his ways and came over to the church and gave money to the cause. Cheek is still progressing. BARNEY GRIFFIN and his brother SANDY GRIFFIN have given an acre of land for a new church edifice.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. DENTON will have been married 41 years next Oct. 27. They have reared three children, two daughters and a son, and there has never been a doctor called to the home except when Dr. JEROME C. MCNEES attended the mother on three occasions when the children were born. Mrs. Denton was MAUD LANTZ and she lived at Weatherford, Texas, when she and Mr. Denton were married. The children are INEZ, WILLIAM OLIN and JIMMIE LOU. The girls are at home and the son is in California where he has a lucrative position with a painting manufacturer. Mr. Denton served four years as a member of the city commission… His first grocery store was at the end of 3rd Ave. NE. From there he moved to C St. and Sixth Ave. SE where he sold groceries for 30 years. He owned the store at the English Village for two years and built a nice suburban store at 12th Ave. NW and Wolverton St, which was sold.
Thursday, October 2, 1947
Healdton Woman Celebrates Birthday
Birthday honors were extended Mrs. ROXIE ANIS CHASE of Healdton, Thursday, in celebration of her 80th birthday. Born in east Texas near Huntsville, she lived near Sweetwater, Texas until she moved to Indian Territory at age of 14. Her home was established at Healdton vicinity and she has spent the past 66 years there. She married the late GROVER E. CHASE on Nov. 16, 1884. Their four children are Mrs. GUSSIE GREENWOOD and Miss LENNIE CHASE with whom Mrs. Chase makes her home, and EMMETT G. CHASE and ABEL D. CHASE of Talihina. She has 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one gg-grandchild. She also has three brothers and one sister living.
Mrs. NATTIE SPERRY
Services for Mrs. NATTIE SPERRY of 227 7th Ave. NW, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at the Carter Ave. Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Sperry had been a resident of Ardmore many years. She was born Aug. 21, 1873 in Missouri and is survived by two sons, FRED and PAUL, of Ardmore; and two daughters, Mrs. ROY WALKER of Ardmore, and Mrs. JEWELL ALBRO of Tulsa. There are 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Rev. FRED A.DUNNING will preside at the services. Pallbearers are HAROLD TAYLOR, CHARLES WISDOM, CLEVE MCPHERSON, CLAUD HOLDEN, PHILLIP SPEARS and CLARENCE FEDLER. Burial at Rose Hill is arranged by Harveys.
Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon at Pruitt City for PETE MEANS, widely known farmer, and uncle of JOHNNY MEANS of Healdton, who died in the home of his brother, LEW MEANS, Sunday night at Zaneis, following a lengthy illness. Burial was at Velma, directed by Richeson Funeral Home of Wilson. Means was a member of the Assembly of God Church and served as a member of the church board for some time. He was well known among the cattlemen in southern Oklahoma. Most of his life was spent near Pruitt City. His wife preceded him in death. Surviving are four sons, WALTER MEANS of Carlsbad, N. M., ROY MEANS of Harlingen, Texas; CALVIN MEANS of Lubbock, Texas; and JOHN MEANS of Oklahoma; a daughter, Mrs. LOU MCAFEE of Alma; and several brothers including JACK MEANS of Fox, CHARLES MEANS of Duncan and LEW MEANS of Zaneis.
Sulphur: Funeral services for WYNEMA MAXEY, age 18, who was killed near Wynnewood in an auto accident Sunday, will be in the Church of Christ at Byars, Thursday at 2:30. Rev. WALLACE of Stratford will officiate. Wynema was born at Byars, April 9, 1934. She was an 8th grade student at Lone Hill near Byars. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. MAXEY of Byars; nine sisters and five brothers. Burial will be at Byars arranged by Dunn Funeral Home of Sulphur.
72nd Birthday (with photo)
After waiting more than 70 years, Mrs. TILLA ALLEN of 14 4th Ave NE, had her first birthday party Sunday for her 72nd birthday. She had the party with a cake and all the trimmings, including 72 candles, at the home of her brother, JOHN A. COX, and Mrs. COX, in Fort Worth, Texas. Her sister, Mrs. J. R. BANISTER came from Santa Ana for the celebration. … Among those present were Mrs. Allen’s only son, LAMONT CHADDICK and another brother CHARLES F. COX, both of Fort Worth. A native of Forney, Texas, Mrs. Allen moved to Oklahoma in 1894. She will visit in the home of her son and his wife this week.
Friday, October 3, 1947
HAROLD SCOTT, age 55, died Thursday night in Texas according to word received by his sister, Mrs. GEORGE H. MASON. Scott, a member of a family of 11children, was with a construction firm in Dallas. Services will be in Dallas.
Mrs. R. D. PHIPPS
Mrs. R. D. PHIPPS, the former Miss CARLENE HOLDEN of Ardmore, died Thursday in Los Angeles, according to word received by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. CARL HOLDEN. Burial will be in Dallas but funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Mrs. Phipps is survived by her husband and nine year old son, R. D. PIPPS Jr; two brothers, KENNETH HOLDEN of Los Angeles, and CLAUD HOLDEN of Oklahoma City, and her parents.
Mrs. J.R. BRANUM
Mrs. J. R. BRANUM, a city resident for 47 years, died Thursday night in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The body is to be returned here for burial. Services of the Seventh Day Adventist Church will be 2:30 p.m. in the Harvey chapel. Mrs. Branum was the mother of B. D. BRANUM and RAYMOND BRANUM of Ardmore, and Mrs. PAT JACKSON, the former Miss MAURINE BRANUM, of Fort Smith, at whose home she died. Grandchildren are DON, ROYCE, and DALE BRANUM and PATRICIA and RONADL JACKSON. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. BERTIE GEORGE of Ada, and Mrs. LIZZIE SCREWS of Mount Pleasant, Ark., and a brother, JOHN HILL of Mount Pleasant, Ark.
Mrs. Johnson Goes to Kentucky
Mrs. W. F. JOHNSON, mother of the co-owners of the Johnson furniture store, CLIFFORD and KENNETH JOHNSON, leaves Saturday for a visit of several weeks in her ‘old Kentucky home.’ She came as a bride here in 1906 and lived here since. This is her first visit back in eight years. She expects to visit three nieces in Glasgow…
JOHN DANIEL FINELY
Services were Thursday in the Lone Grove school for JOHN DANIEL FINELY, age 81, who died Oct. 1 in his home near Lone Grove. He was born Sept. 4, 1866 in Nashville, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife; six sons, DANIEL, JAMES, GEORGE, WALTER, and EDWARD, all of Lone Grove, and CHARLES of Richland, Wash.; one daughters Miss KATHERINE FINELY of Lone Grove, and a sister, Mrs. MOLLIE HOWARD of Pinedale, Cal. He was a retired farmer and a resident of Lone Grove for 32. Harvey funeral home directed arrangements.
Monday, October 6, 1947
Death of Infant
Services were Monday afternoon in the Graham Baptist church for LINDA GAIL VANSILL, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ROY M. VANSILL of Graham. Rev. JOE DEE RAY of Healdton presided and Bettes funeral home of Healdton made arrangements. Survivors include five uncles, two aunts and both grandparents.
Mrs. HENRY SUTHERLAND
Rites for Mrs. HENRY SUTHERLAND, 215 C St. SW, who died Sunday morning, were Monday afternoon in the Noble Memorial chapel of the First Presbyterian church. One of the oldest members of the Presbyterian church, Mrs. Sutherland was well known to hundreds of persons in Ardmore. Her husband was a pioneer attorney. They came here from Sherman, Texas in 1905. Born in Canton, Mississippi, Mrs. Sutherland is survived by one daughter, Mrs. COLQUIT E. SYKES of Ardmore; a grandson, SUTHERLAND SYKES of Fort Worth, Texas; and two grandsons, DAVID and LARRY SYKES, a nephews, and several nieces. She was a long-time member of the Presbyterian church and the birthday club of which she served as secretary-treasurer. Dr. GLENN C. MCGEE, minister of the First Presbyterian Church, presided at the services. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, directed by Bettes Funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Dr. CHARLES S. LYNCH, FRED W. HORN, CHARLES DIBRELL Sr., CARL P. HORN, BEN CURTIS and J. ERNEST WILLIAMS.
Mrs. LENNIE PEARL JONES
Mrs. LENNIE PEARL JONES, age 56, a long time resident of Stephens County, died of a heart attack Sept. 21 in her home near Marlow. She was born at Ryan Feb. 14, 1891. After her marriage to HENRY JONES Oct. 10, 1907 in Ada, they moved to Marlow and lived there since. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Mrs. GRACE LAMB of Marlow, Mrs. CHARLOTTE WHITE of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. DORA FRANCES HAGGARD of Blythe, California; seven sons, E. K. JONES, W. A. JONES of Oklahoma City; ALTON JONES of Foster, V. C. JONES, R. H. JONES, HENRY JONES Jr., and BILLY JONES, all of Marlow; her mother, Mrs. DORA RYAN of Marlow; a sister, Mrs. O. E. CHAPPELL of Santa Barbara, California, and one brothers, CLYDE RYAN of Borger, Texas. Relatives attending the service were FRANK BAGGETT, EVA JONES, WILL JONES, JOHN and OWEN JONES, all of Konawa; Mrs. ESSIE WINFIELD of Ada, DESSIE RYAN of Ringling, FRANK RYAN of Healdton, Mrs. HELEN MIDKIFF of Oklahoma City and CHARLES E. RIDLEY of Lindsay.
Tuesday, October 7, 1947
Ninnekah, Oct. 7: A baby girl drowned in a five gallon water can yesterday. The child was LINDA LOU DUNCAN, 1 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HARMON DUNCAN. Linda wandered out to the back porch and tumbled into the can, partly filled with water.
Thursday, October 9, 1947
JOHN WALTER HERON
JOHN WALTER HERON, age 77, 521 Carter Ave SE, died Thursday in Ardmore. He was born October 1870 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and had been a resident of this community for the past 50 years. A Methodist since 1888, he is survived by his wife, CORA LEE; a daughter, Mrs. G. A. MAULDIN; two brothers, TOM HERON and L. L. HERON, all of Ardmore; two half-brothers, JOE HERON of Ardmore and RECK HERON of Sicpio; three granddaughers, one grandson and four great-granddaughters. Rev. FRED A. DUNNING will preside at services in Bettes chapel.
Mrs. JOE HENSON
Funeral services for Mrs. JOE HENSON, age 56, were attended Wednesday afternoon at Maysville by her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM MAYS, southeast of the fairgrounds. Mrs. Henson died Monday. She was born at Maysville in 1891 and had lived there always. Her husband, a son, and four daughters survive.
Services for DUD WILSON, who died Wednesday noon, will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Wilson home at Marietta. Rev. BRYAN will preside.
Filed: GEORGIA RENFRO vs. A. C. RENFRO.
Friday, October 10, 1947
Marriage licenses: HOMER L. RATCHFORD, 23 of Sulphur and Miss EMMA JEAN FOX, 21, Davis; F. F. RAY 35 and Mrs. ANGELINE ERPILLLO, 34 both of Dallas; JEFF D. TUCKER 28 and Miss LUCY MARIE EDGE both of Ardmore; JAMES CRANMORE 21 and Miss LOUISE SPRADLING 16 both of Ardmore.
Divorces filed: MARY LEE ELDER vs. GEORGE ELDER; LOUISE THATCHER vs. SANUERY THATCHER; ELDIN CLYDE LEEPER vs. CORDELIA LEEPER; MARTHA THOMAS vs. L. D. THOMAS; HALLIE WHITE vs. JAMES WHITE; E. IBBIE MCKILLIP vs. ALA VIOLA MCKILLIP; MEXIN DAVIS vs. WILLIE LOUISE DAVIS; MAVIS L. WALDEN vs. CLAUDE W. WALDEN; NORA GOODNIGHT vs. ALFRED GOODNIGHT; SALLY BARNETT vs. R. BARNETT; RUBY HACKER SMITH vs. JOHN HACKER SMITH.
Divorces granted: VERA DELORES BREWER vs. CAROL ALLEN BREWER; JEWEL PRICE vs. THEO M. PRICE; BESSIE CARROLL vs. GEORGE CARROLL; ONA TURNER vs. THOMAS TURNER; BETTY JUNE GAMBEL vs. JAMES EARL GAMBEL; MAVIS L. WALDEN vs. CLAUDE W. WALDEN.
JIMMIE BURROWS Jr., by next friend, JOHN BURROWS, vs. MAMIE A. BRADY and ROY BRADY, damages.
L. A. WHITAKER and ROSS D. WHITAKER vs. unknown heirs of DAVID OSCAR COTTON.
Sunday, October 12, 1947
100th Birthday Celebrated by ROBERT STUARD
Life began another century this week for ROBERT CRAWFORD STUARD of Ranger, Texas, uncle of S. C. REEDER of Ardmore and ALVIN GORDON who lives near Wilson. Born Oct. 8, 1847 at Raleigh, Smith County, Mississippi, ROBERT CRAWFORD STUARD observed his 100th birthday at his home in Ranger. He is the 10th child of a family of 12 children and is the sole survivor. At age of 14, he went with his parents to Texas, settling in Milam County, at the beginning of the Civil War. Because of his youth and being underweight, he did not engage in the war. However, his father and brothers did. He stayed home looking after the farm. He married CORNELIA SCARBOROUGH, a cousin of the late Dr. LEE R. SCARBOROUGH and DALLAS SCARBOROUGH of Abilene. They settled on a farm in Eastland County in 1880. In 1883 he moved to Ranger where he maintained a home except for a short while in Weatherford.
Stuard is the father of six children, four of whom are still living. They are CLARENCE STUARD of Breckenridge, ROSS R. STUARD of Dallas, TRUMAN T. STUARD and Mrs. AMY BROWN of Ranger…. The celebration at Ranger was attended from here by Mr. and Mrs. Reeder, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES H. BRIGHT of Fort Worth.
Four Generations at PEDEN Reunion (with group photo)
When W.C. PEDEN, Ardmore jeweler, and his five sisters sat down to dinner recently in the Chickasaw Lake Club, it was exactly 50 years since they had all been together for a meal although they have lived within 150 miles throughout this time. They just visited back and forth, but never all got together at the same time. When they counted noses, 32 were present, including four generations. Peden and his sisters, Mrs. EDNA SAUNDERS, Mrs. ETHEL YELLE and Mrs. LOVIE LASH, all of Dallas, Mrs. LELA ARMSTRONG of Waco, Texas, and Mrs. W. C. ARMSTRONG of Okemah, were born and reared at Hillsboro, Texas. Their father, HENRY DAVID PEDEN, was a Texas ranger who spent 10 years on the frontiers of the Lone Star state fighting Indians. He fought in the Civil War. Coming to Texas from Mississippi, he traveled 40 days and night by covered wagon, arriving 65 years ago in Hillsboro, a small village of less than 100 people. He was a great singer and so after dinner here, this descendants sang and recalled childhood happenings in Hillsboro. The youngest of 10 children, W. C. PEDEN, had two brothers, CLARK and MINTER, who died after they were grown. Their parents are both dead. Their mother, a native Mississippian, was born at Tupelo.
Mrs. ROSIE HUGHES
Services were in the Marietta cemetery Saturday afternoon for Mrs. ROSIE HUGHES, age 70, a resident of Marietta for the past 40 years. Bettes funeral home directed burial arrangements. Mrs. Hughes was born June 30, 1877 at Decatur, Texas. Her husband JOE EDGAR HUGHES survives.
Mrs. IVA GORDON
Services for Mrs. IVA GORDON, who died suddenly Wednesday night at Sulphur, are to be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carter Ave. Methodist Church. Rev. FRED A. DUNNING will officiate. Mrs. Gordon is the mother of LAWSON and IVA C. GORDON of Ardmore and SAM C. GORDON of Sulphur.
Two War Dead to Be Returned
GORDON SHAHAN, service officer for the GEORGE R. ANDERSON Post, American Legion, said he had been notified by San Francisco authorities that the bodies of two Ardmore servicemen being returned from over seas are to be shipped to Fort Worth, Texas where the quartermasters dept. will wire their parents as to final instructions for burial. The bodies are: R. K. BELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. CLAUD C. BELL of 1108 B St NE, and WILEY L. WORD., son of Mrs. PATTY F. WORD of Lone Grove.
Dead Sooner Is Identified
Washington, Oct. 11: The body of Corp. EUGENE O. SCHARMACHER of Ponca City, Oklahoma, originally buried as an unknown in the Camp O’Donnell Prisoner of War cemetery on Luzon, Philippines Islands, has been reburied in the U. S. Armed Forces cemetery No. 2 in Manila.
Indian Marriage, Divorce Customs Key Issue in Case
The marriage and divorce customs of the Chickasaw Indian Nation prior to statehood was the center of testimony in a civil suit before federal judge BOWER BROADDUS in U. S. district court here Friday which involved heirs to 160 acres tract of oil land in Garvin County. Among the nine witnesses, all part Indian, called to the stand by both sides was former governor WILLIAM H. MURRAY of Oklahoma, who testified in the case of the U. S. govt. vs. T. H. HEWITT, et al, in which GEORGE MARRIS, JANE MARRIS SMITH, LILLIE MARRIS BERRY and NED SOCKEY are interveners.
Witnesses for the government testified that the customs of the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes before statehood were for a man and a woman to be married when they began living together and at the time of separation, there existed a divorce. On the other hand, the defense witnesses, including Murray, testified they knew of no such customs among the tribes…. During the time before statehood, the tribes adhered to legal separation under a law passed by Congress in August 1856 in which they were required to register marriages and divorce within six months in federal court.
The government entered the case in the capacity of a guardian of the ‘restricted Indian’ and brought suit on behalf of the heirs of FORGY MARRIS, full blood Mississippi Choctaw. The action was filed on behalf of NED SOCKEY, upon the intervention of others claiming to be heirs of FORGY MARRIS. NED SOCKEY, intervening in his own behalf and the government in the controversy between the Indian claimants.
According to testimony introduced previously, FORGY MARRIS died May 4, 1933 in Garvin County and NED SOCKEY, a nephew, who is 11/13(??) Choctaw Indian, claimed to be her sole heir. GEORGE MARRIS, a 5/8 Mississippi Choctaw, claimed to be the sole heir as surviving husband and JANE SMITH and LILLIE BERRY, sisters who are 7/8 Mississippi Choctaws, jointly to have inherited the allotment of land.
Following FORGY MARRIS’ death, SOCKEY, as sole heir, conveyed a deed to the land of J. B. HIBDON, who later transferred the property to HEWITT and several other persons with the Skelly Oil and Gas Co. ending up with the drilling rights.
GEORGE MARRIS married FORGY in Mississippi according to Indian custom prior to 1900. They later moved to the Chickasaw Nation in January 1903 and separated according to Indian custom in May 1903, while living in the Nation…. Later Forgy, under the name of VIRGIE SOCKEY, married RAFE SOCKEY in March 16, 1904 with a Baptist minister officiating and after obtaining a license. They were later divorced in Carter County Nov. 13, 1906. She later married a white man, LUTHER or L. D. BERRY, and was divorced from him in Garvin County, June 13, 1929 and never remarried.
GEORGE MARRIS secured a license and married LILLIE MCCARTY Jan. 2, 1912 and has been married to her since.
No record of either obtaining a divorce in court exists.
FORGY MARRIS left as sole heir her nephew NED SOCKEY, who was later decreed to be the heir by a Garvin County court.
Judge BROADDUS took the case under advisement and will rule later.
Monday, October 13, 1947
Mrs. CATHERINE ELIZA SMITH
Wilson, Oct. 13: Funeral services for Mrs. CATHERINE ELIZA SMITH, who had lived in the Wilson community for 60 years, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Wilson Baptist church and burial was in Simon cemetery arranged by Richeson funeral home. Mrs. Smith died after a two weeks illness at her home in Wilson Sunday. Rev. HOLT of Wichita Falls officiated. Pallbearers were HARVEY TAYLOR, JIM SERMON, BOB HALL, ERMAN BURAL, OTTO HIGH and DALE GALBAN. Born March 14, 1858, Mrs. Smith was a native of Benton County, Arkansas. In addition to her husband, survivors include sons and daughter, REESE SMITH of Wilson, MARVIN SMITH of Pemerton, Texas; Mrs. EXIE HARVEY of Wilson; brothers, TOM JONES, GEORGE JONES, REESE JONES; sisters, Mrs. JAMES TIVIS, Mrs. SAM GARRETT and Mrs. E. A. PRUITT.
Rev. B. S. FOLSOM
Rev. B. S. FOLSOM, age 63, retired Methodist minister, died Oct. 12 in his home at Nelda. He was born July 2, 1884 in Alabama. Survivors are his wife; four sons, ORAN FOLSOM of Los Angeles, Calif., Major BUREN FOLSOM of Craig Field, Ala.; TOPSEY FOLSOM of Kansas City, Kan., and MURRELL DEAN FOLSOM of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. OPAL CORNELL of Nelda and Mrs. OMA COX of Wichita Falls, Texas; seven grandchildren and two half-sisters at Duncan. Bettes funeral home will announce arrangements.
Tuesday, October 14, 1947
Mrs. IVA A. GORDON
Funeral services were in Carter Ave. Methodist Church Sunday afternoon for Mrs. IVA A. GORDON, age 62, former insurance collector and agent here and one time dietician and cook for Hardy sanitarium. Mrs. Gordon had lived in Ardmore 33 years. She died of a heart attack Wednesday night at Sulphur. The Dunn funeral home directed burial at Rose Hill cemetery with ARTHUR MURPHY, CECIL YATES, HAROLD LANNOM, BILL LANNOM, JOHN PIERCE and DAVID MCCLURE, all of Sulphur, as pallbearers. Rev. FRED A. DUNNING officiated. Mrs. Gordon was born July 8, 1885 at Effingham, Illinois. She is survived by three sons, SAM GORDON of Sulphur, LAWSON and IVAN GORDON of Ardmore; four grandchildren, BOBBY GENE, JACK CHARLES, DON GENE and CAROL JUNE GORDON; two brothers, GAIL WYCOFF who near Champaign, Ill., and ALVA WYCOFF of Los Angeles, Cal.; and three sisters, Mrs. FRANK RAKER, Mrs. GEORGIA SMITH and Mrs., JESSIE NOFLIGGER, all of Effingham. The funeral here was attended by Mr. and Mrs. BAKER, Mrs. HOEFLIGGER and a cousin, Mrs. LEE MCCORMICK of Effingham.
W. L. KIRKLEY
Services for W. L. KIRKLEY, age 63, who died at his home, 819 East Broadway, Monday, will be in Bettes chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday. He was born Sept. 14, 1884 in Texas and had lived here the past three years. He was married to Mrs. ELLA SMITH Jan. 23, 1947. Survivors include his wife; two sons, WILLIAM KIRKLEY and DAVE KIRKLEY, one daughter Mrs. FERN HOFFMAN, all of Galveston, Texas; a brother NOLAH KIRKLEY of Claremore and two grandchildren. Rev. GEORGE R. HINSHAW will preside at the services. Burial in the Eastman cemetery near Marietta will have JOHN CULP, W. F. CANAFAX, DOC HAVELY, SAM HUTCHINS, HARRY MCCLELLIN and HERMAN HUNT as pallbearers.
Mrs. MARY R. COLLINS
Mrs. MARY R. COLLINS, age 89, widow of Rev. J. Y. COLLINS, early day Presbyterian minister in Oklahoma, died following a long illness Tuesday morning at Hugo. She was the mother of Mrs. C. C. BIARD of Ardmore. A resident of this state for more than 50 years, Mrs. Collins came here from Texas. Besides her daughter here, she leaves one son, WILKIE COLLINS of Hugo, and three other daughters, Mrs. W. R. MCMILLIN and Mrs. ZELMA HUDGINS both of Hugo, and Mrs. MARVIN DICKSON of Grant, a brother and sister in Nocona, Texas and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All the children were present at her bedside. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian church in Hugo with Rev. J. EVERARD CARTER of the First Christian church here, assisting the minister in the services. Burial will be at Hugo.
Wednesday, October 15, 1947
Marriage licenses: JOE A. WELCHERT 27 and Miss MAXINE COPELAND, 24 both of Oklahoma City; LAWRENCE R. ADAMS 27 and Miss MARY EDNA FULLERTON 20 both of Pauls Valley; NICK WARD 37 of Bishop, Texas and TENNIE MAE GILSTRAP 39 of Oklahoma City.
Divorce granted: RUBY MANGUM vs. BOYD MANGUM
Civil suits filed: SKEET J. LEWIS vs. JENNIE JONES, et al, quiet title; GLENN HOWARD vs. VIRGIE LEE MAGNESS et al, quiet title; PAUL FULTON vs. VIRGIE LEE MAGNESS et al, quiet title.
JOHN TARANCE HERRING
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Baptist church at Wilson for JOHN TARANCE HERRING, age 86, who died Tuesday in his home, 1305 8th Ave. NW. He had lived there eight years. A retired grocer, Herring was born Oct. 18, 1861 in Texas. He married Miss NANCY CAROLINE PARKER in Titus County, Texas July 20, 1890. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, EZRA HERRING of Wilson and BARNEY HERRING of Denton, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. BELDA REXROAT and Mrs. VELMA ESKUE, both of Ardmore, 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are RAYMOND OVERTON, ANDY ANDERSON, EMMETT REXROAT, JOHNIE BACKFER, CHESTER BROWN and HERSCHAL HERRING. Bettes funeral home will direct burial in Hewitt cemetery.
TOM HARRIS, pioneer resident of this section, died Wednesday morning at Roff. He was the father of Mrs. A. M. BURT, wife of the Cities Service Oil Co. here. The Burts live at 1310 Bixby Ave.
Thursday, October 16, 1947
Woman Killed by Lightning
Mangum, Oct. 16: A bolt of lightning struck and killed Mrs. ROY TINNEY Wednesday afternoon as she worked in a Greer county cotton field. The 36 year old woman is survived by her husband and four children. Two other workers, CARL WARNER and DON CLARK, were knocked down but not seriously hurt.
Dr. HARRY S. DEVORE
Services for Dr. HARRY S. DeVore, former Ardmore minister, will be Friday at 3 p.m. in the Dallas First Methodist church. Dr. DeVore was pastor of the First Methodist church here from 1935 to 1941. He largely responsible for the liquidation of the church debt, for it was during his pastorate that R. B. GILBERT decided to give $25,000, if the church would raise a similar amount. After he left here he served as pastor of the church at Texarkana, Ark., and later as superintendent of the Dallas district. He was president of Central college, a Methodist school in Fayette, Missouri at his death. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Dr. JOHN DEVORE of U. S. Army Medical Corp. and Dr. JAMES DEVORE, an intern at Madison, Wis.; and daughter, Miss MARY ELIZABETH DEVORE, commercial artist for Tiche Goettinger in Dallas. Burial will be in the family plot at Lancaster, Texas.
Services for TOM HARRIS are set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Highway Baptist church at Little near Seminole. Harris was the father of Mrs. A. M. BURT, Sr. of Ardmore. He had lived at Roff and Seminole many years and was well known to early day settlers there. Burial is awaiting arrival of sons and daughters from California and Washington.
B. S. FOLSOM
Rites for B. S. FOLSOM, retired Methodist minister, were Thursday in Bettes chapel, conducted by Dr. WILLIAM H. MANSFIELD. Burial was in the Nelda cemetery. Pallbearers were SLOAN MCKEE, GROVER HERNDON, J. M. HARRELL, FRED DUNCAN, LEE HERRON, and JOHN SMITHERS. Rev. Folsom had lived in Carter County 30 and was well known.
Miss LENA DRAKE
Healdton: Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church Monday for Miss LENA DRAKE, member of a pioneer Healdton business family. Miss Drake passed away at the family home early Sunday, following an operation she underwent a few days before. Rev. HERBERT B. BARRETT, pastor of the church, conducted services with special music provided by the high school girls quartet. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Serving as pallbearers were S. O. NEWMAN, T. E. LEWIS, BEN CLARK, JOE M. LOWRANCE, KAY TAYLOR and A. D. BROWN. Surviving are the following brothers, ARTHUR DRAKE, U. S. DRAKE of Healdton, WALTER DRAKE of Ardmore and sister Miss MARY LOU DRAKE of Ardmore.
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