The Tishomingo Capital-Democrat
Thursday, July 1, 1943
Funeral services for Mrs. MARY MILLER, age 68, were conducted Thursday morning, July 1, in the Baptist Church at Antlers, Mrs. Miller, mother of Mrs. GEORGE PARKER of Tishomingo, died at the Parker home here Monday, following paralysis. Mrs. Miller made her home in Tishomingo for the past 2 ½ years. She was a member of the Baptist Church and was buried in the Antlers cemetery. Survivors include CARRIE BELL HADENSCHIELD of Chicago, Illinois, WILLIE MILLER of Antlers, EFFIE HORN of Oklahoma City, NORA WEST of Norman, Mrs. GEORGE PARKER of Tishomingo, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Watts funeral home of Madill announced that funeral services for S. G. SEXTON, age 80, resident of Ravia, have been tentatively set for Sunday afternoon. The service will be at Newport, northwest of Ardmore, the former home of Sexton. Burial will be in the Newport cemetery. Until Sunday afternoon, the body will lie in state at the Watts funeral home. Mr. Sexton made his home in Ravia for the past 6 years, prior to moving there, he had lived in Ardmore for 50 years. He died Wednesday while crossing the street between his home and the home of his daughter Mrs. LOMA GASTINEAU in Ravia. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Gastineau; two sons, GENE SEXTON of Ardmore and CLAUD SEXTON of Apache; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Tuesday afternoon, the funeral service was conducted at the Nazarene Church for DAVIS MONROE SIMMONS, age 73, Tishomingo resident, who died at his home here Monday night, following an illness of several weeks. Rev. W. O. FELTS of the Nazarene church officiated with burial in the city cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Mr. Simmons was a member of the Nazarene church since 1921. He was born in Anderson County, South Carolina, in 1870 and was the son of CHARLES and LYDIA SIMMONS. He made his home in Tishomingo since 1917. Surviving are his widow and one daughter JEWEL of the home.
JOHNSON WISDOM filed for divorce from LAVINA WISDOM. They were married Oct. 31, 1941 and lived together until August 1, 1942, no children. The petition was sworn by the plaintiff before E. S. MACKENZIE, county judge in Hernando County, Florida.
Thursday, July 8, 1943
Evans, War Prisoner, Is Fever Victim
GIFFORD EARL EVANS, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. DRAPER of Tishomingo, has been officially reported dead. Evans’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. EVANS, who live in Weatherford, told Miss ELLA DRAPER in a telephone conversation Sunday after they received an official telegram that he died from tropical fever while a prisoner of war in a Japanese camp. He was a first pilot on a Army Flying Fortress and the family had no word from him since the fall of Bataan, until a few weeks ago, when they learned he was a P.OW.
GRANVILLE OWENS, age 29, of Healdton and Miss MAUDIE WOOTEN, age 20, of Wilson were married by J. O. ROBERTSON, justice of the peace. DARVIS L. BOWLES, age 24 of Milburn and Miss IMA RAY DUREE, age 20, of Fillmore were married by J. O. Robertson.
MARION WINKLER formerly of Johnston County, now of Mountain View, visited here.
Miss DONNIE MAE COLE, daughter of Mrs. OTIS LYNN, is the society editor of this paper, succeeding Miss MARY JOYCE GRAY who is in Oklahoma City.
MARGARET STOBAUGH, who is a member of the WAAC, was called here by the death of her mother, who had been ill for several months.
The SHERMAN CHURCH family of Waco, Texas, visited here.
Cpl. SAMUEL T. FARMER of Nashville, Tenn., stationed at Fort Sill, visited his cousins here. D. L. CLEMENT, Mrs. J. E. MARSH and Mrs. L. D. PARKHILL, cousins of Farmer, were surprised. He was disappointed not being able to meet his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. CLEMENT who are visiting in Blanchard. He had last seem them two years ago.
Milburn by Mrs. RUBY MCGLOCKLIN
News was received here of the death of Mr. COURRINGTON, formerly of this community, at his home at Blue.
Thursday, July 15, 1943
Baker Attend Mother’s Rites
Funeral services were conducted Monday for Mrs. EMMA RHEA, mother of Mrs. EDWIN BAKER, in Harrison, Arkansas. Mrs. Baker and Jean had been at Rhea’s bedside for more than a month. Mr. Baker, who remained in Tishomingo, was accompanied Sunday to Harrison by D. D. CREECY. Mr. and Mrs. Baker, Jean, and Mr. Creecy returned home to Tishomingo Tuesday.
Gold Star Rites
A gold star memorial service was held here Wednesday for Lt. GUILLFORD E. EVANS, age 23, U. S. Army pilot who died in the Philippines. … Lt. Evans was born in Tishomingo, April 10, 1920 and attended school here until his family moved to Weatherford, where his father, A. T. EVANS, is agent for the Rock Island RR.
Mill Creek Man Wreck Victim
P. E. ROGERS, age 51, of Mill Creek died in a Sulphur hospital Sunday afternoon from injuries received in an automobile collision that afternoon. Four other persons, including Mr. and Mrs. LEE WEST, and their children DELORES, age 9, and CHARLES, age 12, were taken to an Oklahoma City hospital. The children were treated for head injuries. BRUCE COLBERT, driver of one of the two cars, escaped injury.
Mannsville Boy Hurt by Horse
The condition of JOHN HENRY EGGENBERG, 5 year old son of HENRY EGGENBERG of Mannsville, was reported improved. He fell from a horse and was kicked in the head by the animal, taken unconscious to the Hardy sanitarium at Ardmore.
Former Tishomingo Man’s Mother Passes
Mrs. H. HOBBS, other of Rev. FRED STUMPP, former pastor of the Baptist church here, passed away (no place given).
Former Resident of Wapanucka Dies
Mrs. W. H. HUNT, pioneer resident of Wapanucka, but was living near Ada, died at her home July 3. She passed away unexpectedly but had been in ill health for months. Funeral services were held at Ada and Wapanucka, July 7. Besides her husband, she is survived by six children, E. B. HUNT of Wapanucka, EUNICE of California, GRACE SAILORS of California, AGNES HADDAD; WENDEL, Coalgate; and WILLENE BALLARD of Dallas. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt lived at Wapanucka for years, leaving there about 8 years ago and operated a store in Ada.
Mrs. JERRY WHITTEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. PACE, underwent a tonsillectomy at the Madill hospital. Mrs. Whitten, who has been employed in Los Angeles, was en route to Tishomingo when she became ill and was taken from the train at Big Spring, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Pace went to Big Spring and brought her to their home.
Mr. and Mrs. VESTON TATE and small daughter left for Lone Pine, California where he accepted a position with the civil service commission. En route to their new home, they will visit relatives in New Mexico and San Diego, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. RAY of Pontotoc to Clovis, N. M.
Rites for Mrs. Neugent
Funeral services were held Wednesday for Mrs. MINNIE QUAID NEUGENT who died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. BART MILLICAN in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Neugent was born Aug. 14, 1884 and moved to Indian Territory with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. QUAID. In 1899 she married W. Z. NEUGENT. Ten children were born to them with eight still living. Mrs. Neugent had lived in Johnston County for many years and was an invalid for 20 years. She was a member of the Methodist church since age 12. Surviving are her husband and eight children, Mrs. THELMA THATCHER of El Monte, California, CLARENCE NEUGENT of La Porte, Indiana, TOM NEUGENT of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. MINNIE NORMAN of Pampa; Mrs. JANIE MILLER of Oklahoma City, Pfc OTIS D. NEUGENT of Fort Lewis, Wash., Mrs. GOLDIE MILLICAN of Milburn, and Mrs. RUBY MILLICAN of Oklahoma City, 19 grandchildren, five brothers and three sisters.
Thursday, July 22, 1943
Funeral services for Mrs. RUTH STONE DAVENPORT, who died Tuesday in her home at Oklahoma City, were held Wednesday afternoon with P. J. WHEAT of Stonewall officiating. Mrs. Davenport was born Nov. 15, 1915, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LEE STONE. She married OTIS DAVENPORT July 31, 1930. She united with the Missionary Baptist church of Plainview in 1933 and lived a Christian life. She is survived by her husband, two children KENNETH age 12 and MARIE age 7; her mother Mrs. DON TATE of Milburn, one sister Mrs. BUCK HOUSE of Oakland, California; two brothers, CHESTER STONE of Sulphur and ISAAC STONE where in the Armed Forces.
Neely Dies in Lawton
Services for JAMES HENRY NEELY, age 86, retired pioneer farmer who died in a Lawton hospital, July 19, were conducted Wednesday with graveside services in the Tishomingo cemetery, with W. G. DRAPER officiating. Arrangements were by Chapman funeral home. Neely, until two years ago, made his home near Tishomingo for about 40 years. Pallbearers were J. O. ROBERTSON, LEE OVERBY, C. A. MCCALL, ANDY ARMSTRONG, OTIS LYNN and J. B. HUTCHENS.
Funeral services for WILLIAM HENRY SHUMARD (Sumard?), age 84, pioneer resident of Johnston County, were conducted Wednesday in Jesse, with Rev. NALL of Bromide officiating. Chapman funeral home had charge. Shumard, before he retired from business, operated a feed mill here for 40 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. LAURA TURNER SHUMARD; four daughters, Mrs. MAUD HARPER of Wewoka, Mrs. MINNIE HARPER of Oklahoma City, Mrs. MYRTLE SKILES and Mrs. MARY CHAPMAN of Bromide; son ROY SHUMARD of Atoka, three sisters, 27 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Gregory Charges Cruelty
In a divorce action, MILES T. GREGORY charged his wife, VERBA OLETHA, whom he married last Nov. 7 in Tishomingo, with cruelty.
Thursday, July 29, 1943
Wapanucka Dies at His Home
J. ALEX BLACK, well county farmer living near Wapanucka, died at his home early Monday, in poor health for years. Funeral services were held Tuesday with burial in the Rosedale Cemetery in Ada with Rev. FRANK CRUMP of Hugo officiating. Besides his widow, Mr. Black is survived by one son, HARVEY M. BLACK, school superintendent at Hugo; three daughters, Mrs. MARGARETTE H. NETZEL of Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha; Mrs. LEON WHITNEY of Denver, Colorado; and Mrs. JOHN ALDEN of Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Black came to Johnston County in 1912 from Wisconsin, settling on a farm near Wapanucka and building one of the most substantial homes in that section. He specialized in raising dairy cattle and held one of the finest herds of Jerseys in that section. He served as a member of the county excise board, resigning when his health became bad.
Missing in Action
DAVID ALBERT BETTINGER, Seaman First Class, is missing in action, … vicinity of Bali Strait in the great Java sea battle in February 1943. He was one of 3 sons of J. L. BETTINGER Sr. of Bromide, who are in the navy. He graduated from Bromide high school in 1939 and enlisted in the navy in June 1939. To date, he is the only Bromide boy reported missing.
Father, Three Brothers of George Moore, First Casualty of County
Quick to avenge the death of their son and brother, four men in the Moore family joined the colors. They are GEORGE S. MOORE, MMI, father of George Moore Jr., age 23, Marine who died Dec. 24, 1941 in the battle at Bataan; three brothers of George Moore Jr., EUGENE WILBUR MOORE, Pfc; JACK MOORE and Pfc. JAMES MILTON MOORE, all with the Marine Corps. … The father, George Moore Sr., is a first class machinist mate to the fire chief in the Marines, serving with a naval construction battalion, now 45 years old, Moore was born at Vernon, Texas.
Photo of four county service men: Cpl. J. W. MOORE, Cpl. ELIJAH EARHART, Pfc EARL JACK MOORE and Pfc ERNEST ‘WIG’ WRIGHT. Pfc Earhart is the son of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM C. EARHART and entered service in August 1940, age 22. His brother Cpl J. D. EARHART is with the Army Air Corps and joined Feb. 26, 1941.
Thursday, August 5, 1943
ED PARKS, former Johnston County resident, died in Texas. JIM PARKS, accompanied by his daughter, JUANITA, attended the funeral services at Grove Hill cemetery at Dallas. Parks died July 24 in a Dallas hospital after suffering a heart attack at home. Survivors include his brother, JIM PARKS; a daughter Mrs. TULLIE ROSS of Bryan, Texas; sons CHARLES and ED Jr. both in the Armed Forces; his estranged widow, Mrs. EDNA PARKS of Tishomingo; sister Mrs. MINNIE MANGUS of Plainview, Texas; brother, WALTER PARKS of Davis; sister Mrs. MYRTLE BICKELEY of Electra, Texas; sister, Mrs. LILLIE FOSTER of Dallas; sister, Mrs. MAY BOHENNECAMPS(?) of Dallas; brother, MILLARD PARKS of Tishomingo.
Mrs. ALMARINE ROBERTS of the Nida community is recovering from major surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sherman, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. JAY EVANS announce the birth of a son, HENRY LEE. Evans is the Navy and Mrs. Evans is living in Los Angeles, California. Henry Lee is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY EVANS of Ravia.
AUSTIN PARKER left for Tulsa then Canada to work for the Noble Drilling Co. He was formerly manager of Jay’s Tavern.
Thursday, August 12, 1943
99 Year Old Resident of Bromide Dies
Mrs. ELLEN CANTRELL, 99 year old resident of Bromide, died at Bromide on Aug. 1. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. CARTWRIGHT at the Baptist Church in Bromide and interment in the Moore cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Born in 1844, the deceased was born in 1868 to W. W. CANTRELL. The couple were the parents of eight children, four of whom preceded their mother in death. The four living children are JIM CANTRELL of Davis, TOM CANTRELL of Wilburton, Mrs. BEULAH BUCHANAN of Tulsa and Mrs. PEARL DAVIS of Bromide. Mrs. Cantrell united with the Baptist Church in 1868 and lived a Christian life. She is also survived by one brother, three sisters, 34 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
World was received here last week that Pvt. HARRY BULLARD died in a plane crash July 14 in the Latin American area. He is the son of Mrs. A. J. THEDICK of Downey, California, and nephew of Mrs. H. R. MCCALL of Tishomingo.
Marriage license was issued to R. SUTTLES, age 76, of Milburn and Mrs. CALLIE SLEER age 63 of Marlow.
C. H. HOLLADN filed for divorce from ZERA/ZORA HOLLAND; married Dec. 1940 and have one son.
Dies at Family Home in Milburn
Mrs. J. C. COGBURN, age 61, died in her home in Milburn last Saturday, Aug. 7. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, VIRGIL COGBURN of Milburn, LONNIE COGBURN of Chickasha, and BERTHA SCRIBNER of Chickasha; two stepchildren, LULA BARNETT of Tulsa and IDA DAVIS of Fillmore; two brothers, LONNIE CHANEY of Fillmore and DAVE CHANEY of Coleman; one sister IDA CALDWELL of Milburn and 15 grandchildren. Mrs. Cogburn joined the Missionary Baptist Church at Fillmore in 1926 and lived a Christian life.
Reported Missing, Boys Are at Home
FOSTER WRIGHT was the most worried man in the county Monday when he called the paper and the sheriff’s office. His story: His daughter, Mrs. DEE TIDWELL and her husband were moving from Childress, Texas to Paoli. They were sending their three boys to Tishomingo to stay with their grandfather until they were settled in the new home. The boys were to arrive by bus Thursday afternoon last week. Wright met the bus and saw boys get off, but they did not look like his grandsons. When no other boys got off, he tried to find the three boys he saw get off, but they had vanished. After their supposed arrival, he received a letter from his daughter asking how the boys were doing and he believed, of course, she had started them on their way, ages 6, 7, and 11. Sheriff CHARLIE GILLIAM and his deputies started a search, drove all afternoon, and had a long distance call made to Paoli to locate the children’s parents. When the telephone call was completed, Gilliam said the boys had gone to Paoli with their parents, not sent to Tishomingo after all.
News from Our Colored Friends by Mrs. L A. JAMES
MELVIN AUSTIN of Tatum, who joined the Army Aug. 13, is visiting his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. R. T. JAMES.
R. M. METTERS, State Supervisor of Independent Mutual Hospitalization Society, will speak at the Peaceful Rest Church Thursday.
Rev. and Mrs. JACKSON attended the Sunday school Congress in Tatum this week. Mrs. Jackson is the delegate from the Peaceful Rest church.
Mr. and Mrs. ELMORE LOVE left for Detroit, Michigan.
Thursday, August 19, 1943
JOSEPH H. DAUGHTERTY, member of the military police corps, filed for divorce from HAZEL C. DAUGHTERTY. They were married Jan. 13, 1938 at Henderson, Kentucky and have no children. He was inducted into the army Oct. 17, 1942, at Evansville, Indiana, and she is guilty of infidelity. She signed a waiver in the case in Vanderburgh, Indiana.
Mrs. BIRDIE BLANCETT filed for divorce from THOMAS BENTON BLANCETT. They were married July 19, 1933 and lived together until July 26, 1938. He failed to provide for her and their two minor children, GERALD EUGENE age 9 and MELVIN WAYNE age 7.
Mrs. ADELINE R. FRANCIS filed for divorce from JOSEPH FRANCIS this week, then they asked for the case to be dismissed.
J. W. RHEA, small son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. RHEA of Milburn, was severely burned late Saturday when gasoline that had been spilled on his clothes became ignited. He was treated then taken to a hospital in Ardmore for observation.
Funeral services for Mrs. MARY ELLEN TIMMONS, age 63, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Connerville. Mrs. Timmons died Saturday, Aug. 14, at her home. She was born July 5, 1880 in Georgia. At age of 11, she moved with her family to Fannin County, Texas and became affiliated with the Baptist church at age of 16. Survivors are her husband, W. D. TIMMONS; six sons and four daughters, GEORGE of Bennington, ARTHUR of Connerville, FLORENCE AVENT of Connerville, MAUD BANKER of Honey Grove, Texas, FLOYD of Fittstown, LLOYD of Fittstown, VELMA COBBLE of Connerville, ELBERT of Connerville, VIRGIL of Kerrville, Texas, and INEZ HOBBS of Ada; 32 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Rites for Woman
Funeral services for Mrs. OLETA GOODMAN, age 27, will be conducted Thursday afternoon when a graveside service is held at the Bold Springs cemetery. Mrs. Goodman died Tuesday in a Clinton hospital where she was a patient for the past two months. She had been ill more than a year with tuberculosis. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. LIVINGSTON and was born at Wapanucka. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband; LESTER GOODMAN; their three children, ten brothers and sisters. Chapman funeral home had charge.
Thursday, August 26, 1943
JOSEPH DAUGHTERTY of the military police corps stationed at the internment camp, was granted a divorce from his wife HAZEL.
EUNICE MOORE filed for divorce from OTIS B. MOORE. He is serving ten years sentence in federal penitentiary on a felony. They were married March 18, 1917 and lived together until 1921, then they separated.
Mrs. JOAN STALLINGS filed for divorce from PRESTON STALLINGS, married Feb. 128, and he failed to provide a home for her other than that of his parents. They had been living with his parents, his two brothers, ages 18 and 8, in a four room house. They found fault with her and nagged her.
RUFUS S. GANN filed for divorce from VERVAN V. GANN, charging abandonment; married in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Dec. 26, 1937 and on July 15, she left him, without cause.
Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND MARTIN announce the birth of a son, BILLY RAY, born Aug. 24.
Cpl and Mrs. HERMAN THOMPSON announce the birth of a girl born Aug. 22 in the Colwick hospital in Durant.
Mrs. JOHN CHISHOLM returned to Tishomingo after spending several days in Austin at the bedside of her sister Miss KATHERINE PARKER.
Rites for Child in Ravia
Funeral services for JUDY ELLENE EUDALY, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES A. EUDALY, were held in the Church of Christ at Ravia with Rev. GODFREY of Madill officiating. Burial was in the Ravia cemetery. The child was born Feb. 16, 1941 and died in an Oklahoma City hospital after a short illness. Survivors include the parents, two brothers and one sister.
Bromide Man Dies in Durant
GROVER CLEVELAND MAY, widely known county merchant, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, in a Durant hospital. May operated a grocery store in Bromide more than 16 years. May was born in Okolona, Arkansas, Nov. 12, 1888, married Miss ETHEL SORELLS on Aug. 28, 1913 and he moved his family to Bromide in 1919 and farmed until he opened a store. In 1927 he united with the Presbyterian Church in Bromide and was superintendent of the Sunday school for 16 years, held church offices and was a deacon more than 7 years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ethel May; daughter Mrs. ROBERT KINSEY; two grandchildren, LAJUAN and MULINE KINSEY; four brothers, CHARLES, DICK, and WILL MAY of Okolona, Ark., and Dr. BOB MAY of Little Rock, Ark.
Rev. J. L. NALL, Ravia minister, officiated the funeral service in Ravia Baptist Church for ANDREW JACKSON POTTS Saturday. Burial was in the Ravia cemetery. A widely known farmer and stockman of Ravia of the county, Potts died Aug. 20. He lived in Johnston County many years and was recognized as one of the pioneer stockmen in this section. He was married in 1877. Potts was a member of the Baptist church since early manhood. He is survived by four sons, J. D. and A. M. POTTS of Tishomingo, H. A. POTTS in California and ELMER POTTS of Snyder; three daughters, Mrs. W. L. MARTIN of Mannsville, Mrs. G. E. WALFORD of Connerville, and Mrs. E. D. LOLLIE of Stockton, California; 64 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren.
Five Year Old Boy Dies
Final rites for WINFORD CLIFTON GROSS, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. GROSS of Connerville, were held at Seeley Chapel with Rev. NELSON MORRIS, Indian Methodist minister, officiating. Burial was in the Seeley Chapel cemetery. Born in 1938, the child died at the family home in Ravia, Aug. 19.
Miss Cheadle Dies
Final rites for Miss VIRGINIA CHEADLE, age 23, will be held today (Thursday) afternoon at the Chapman funeral home chapel with burial in the private cemetery at the family home north of Milburn. Miss Cheadle died in a hospital at Ada Wednesday following a brief illness with appendicitis. She is the daughter of Mrs. JESS HOBBS and was reared by a maternal aunt, Mrs. CONVERSE who lives near Milburn. There are five sisters surviving.
Thursday, September 2, 1943
Church Leader’s Rites
Funeral services for JOHNSTON BOBB, age 64, superintendent of the Choctaw-Chickasaw district of Indian Missions for the Methodist Church, will be held Thursday afternoon, Sept. 2, in the First Methodist Church in Hugo. Rev. W. D. WITT of Muskogee will officiated. Bobb died Saturday morning in Paris, Texas, hospital. He was district superintendent of the Indian Missions which cover 13 counties including Johnston County for the past 11 years. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. MAY EDWARDS BOBB, daughter EVANGELINE, both of the home and one son, BERTRAM BOBB, in the U. S. Navy.
Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT MORROW and children are moving to Portales, New Mexico, to farm. Morrow has lived at the family home, 1 ½ miles northeast of Tishomingo, more than 30 years. He is conducting a farm sale at his home on Sept. 18.
Card of thanks from the family of R. C. MURPHY. Signed by L. M. MURPHY and family; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. MURPHY, Mrs. LILLIAN MCLEOUD and children; J. T. MURPHEY and family; A. Q. MURPHY and family; R. C. MURPHY Jr. and family; Mrs. MARETH SHAPLEY and family.
Mr. and Mrs. BILL MCDONALD of Tishomingo announce the marriage of their daughter ELIZABETH MCDONALD to Corporal CARL CLARK HOLLAND, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOE CLARK of Tishomingo. The couple were married Aug. 25 at Las Vegas, Nevada with Rev. C. H. SLOAN of the First Baptist Church officiating. Both bride and groom graduated from Tishomingo high school in 1941.
Coleman by JUANITA CROW
Grandma HALLIBURTON died the 24th and was buried the 25th. Her two sons and their wives from Texas were at her bedside when she passed away.
Cpl. BEN HARDY returned to Kelly Field.
JUANITA CROW, LUCILLE MAZE and MILDRED NEELY visited their aunt at Atoka.
Mr. and Mrs. ADD HAMMONDS had their daughter from Oklahoma City to visit them.
Mrs. MORRIS and family visited JOE JONES.
Grandma DEAN is ill.
Mrs. DEWITT SMITH of Wapanucka visited her mother Mrs. JESS WOLFE.
Mrs. TOM DRAIN, Mrs. NEWELL, Mrs. MORROW and Mrs. HIGGINBOTHAM visited Mrs. HALLIBURTON.
CLARENCE GATALIN and son OLEN visited his sister Mrs. MACE BROWN.
Mrs. J. H. HARDY visited her daughter Mrs. JESSE F. JONES.
Mrs. PETE DANIELS visited the A. C. TIPTON home.
Thursday, September 9, 1943
Mrs. Moore Gets Son’s Posthumous Award
Mrs. GEORGE MOORE, Sr., received her son, George Moore Jr.’s certificate of the Purple Heart award. The War Dept. informed her that George Moore Jr. was seriously wounded in battle and his death resulted from the wound, died Dec. 24, 1941. He was stationed in Shanghai, Chicago before his transfer to the Philippine Islands… His brother JACK MOORE, who is the only family member in the U. S., contracted tropical fever during his 18 months service in the Solomon Islands and is still taking treatment of quinine. The father and two other sons are serving overseas.
Thursday, September 16, 1943
County Pioneer Dies
Funeral services for HENRY WALKER WILLIAMS, age 62, of Wapanucka, were held Monday in the Wapanucka Baptist Church and burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery directed by Chapman funeral home. Williams, widely known in the county, operated the Williams Café in Wapanucka for several years. He moved to that area 40 years ago. He was born in Morgan County, Kentucky, Feb. 17, 1881. On Feb. 28, 1899, he married Miss OCTAVIA LOWE and eight children, six boys and two girls, were born to them. Surviving are the widow; five children, OLLIE WILLIAMS of Texaco, N. M.; EVERETT WILLIAMS of Pasadena, Texas; ARTHUR WILLIAMS of Wynnewood, GRACE HUICKLEY and ROY WILLIAMS of Farwell, Texas.
Legal notice: NOVA LEE ORUM vs. LOWELL ELBERT ORUM, for divorce.
LUVERNIE L. LEAGUE was born Jan. 31, 1868 near Laurel Hill, DeKalb County, Tennessee, and married ALFRED C. WITT on April 29, 1884. To this union were born five children, Mrs. W. H. MILLER of Vici, Mrs. T. J. MILLS of Oklahoma City, Mrs. THOMAS A.PEXTON of Tishomingo, and CHARLES WITT of Grand Rapids, Michigan. One daughter, MYRTLE ESTELLE, died in childhood. Her husband died Sept., 21, 1917. She and her husband spent their first years as pioneers in western Kansas, moving to Oklahoma in 1894 and lived mostly in Logan County near Guthrie. She untied with the church in early married life.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. PHILLIPS and children HENRY, BILL, and JULIA, of Bonham, Texas, visited her sister, Mrs. FOUNTAIN C. BROWER and husband.
Legal notice: CLYDE STEWIG vs. FAYREEN STEWIG, for divorce.
Thursday, September 23, 1943
Funeral rites for NAY BURNETT, 77, resident of Tishomingo, who died Sunday, will be held this afternoon with graveside services in the Tishomingo city cemetery, directed by Chapman funeral home. Rev. ATTERBURY will officiate. Surviving Burnett, who had been confined to bed with arthritis for some time, are his widow, Mrs. MOLLIE BURNETT; two sons who live near San Bernardino, California; one brother NAT BURNETT of Lawton, and one sister Mrs. PRICE CHANCE of Atoka. Pallbearers; BOB MCCALL, DAVE STOVALL, J. B. RILEY, TAYLOR BLANTON, D. D. H. MOORE and S. N. BRASHIER.
Final rites for Miss NOVADA LOUSIE DUNNING, age 27, were conducted Wednesday at the Wapanucka school house with interment in the Wapanucka directed by Chapman funeral home. Rev. M. D. GENTRY of Tishomingo officiated. Miss Dunning, who had been an invalid for 8 years, was born July 24, 1916 at Wapanucka where she attended school and graduated in 1934 from high school. She attended Murray College and East Central College in Ada. She united with the Baptist church in 1931. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. DUNNING of Wapanucka; one sister Mrs. DORIS WILLIAMS of Farwell, Texas; her grandparents, Mrs. EPHIE DUNNING of Wapanucka and Mr. and Mrs. A. G. MORROW of Davis and several aunts and uncles.
Miss MARY JANE BAKER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. EDWIN BAKER, left for San Antonio, Texas, where she will be stationed at Brooks General Hospital as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Fort Sam Houston.
Mrs. NOVA LEE ORUM filed for divorce from LOWELL ELBERT ORUM, charging desertion and abandonment. They were married in Ravia, Sept. 30, 1940 and the same year he left her and had not communicated with her.
Mrs. LONA ELLEN BLEVINS, who married REUBIN FRANK BLEVINS in Ardmore of September 1942, asks to terminate their marriage, no children together, but they each have children from earlier marriages. … he asked her to move out with her children… she and her children moved to Mill Creek, her former home.
Thursday, September 30, 1943
Mrs. IDA M. HUTCHENS has reopened her beauty shop at the old location on Main Street. Assisting her will be Mrs. SUE MEHARG and Mrs. MEAD MARCHMAN.
NANCY, the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. OSCAR BRANTLEY, died in an Oklahoma City hospital. Funeral services were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Saturday morning with Rev. M. D. GENTRY officiating.
Colored Folk Buy $157.30 in Bonds
Those who bought war bonds and stamps for the Third War Loan to ‘back the attack’ under R. T. JAMES, chairman, are: Mrs. LILLIE A. JAMES, Rev. J. C. KEMP; NED LOVE; JAMES WHITE; Mrs. SYLVESTER IKARD, Mrs. TEXANNA WILCOX; VELMA CHEADLE, MELVIN PERRY, LAWRENCE CHEADLE, J. W. BROWN, JOE E. MACKEY, AMBY WILLIAMS, COLUMBUS GRIGSBY, RUDY MILES.
Marriage record: L. I. CAMPBELL, age 43 of Copemish, Michigan, and Mrs. DOLLIE MCCAULEY age 33/23 of Ardmore; JOSEPH C. COBBLE age 36 of Connerville and GERALDINE WALKER age 18 of Bromide.
Thursday, October 7, 1943
Widow of JESSE HOLT Sentenced
JEANETTE HOLT, widow of JESSE HOLT, former Tishomingo man, was sentenced to life in prison at Waynesburg, Pa. after a jury found her of poisoning her husband last May 27.
Sgt. J. K. SALES, back from North Africa, is anxious to return to the battle zone. He is a grandson of Mrs. MINNIE PENNER of Mill Creek, and is visiting relatives in the county. While he was in Cairo, Egypt, he ran into GROVER TATE from this county and while stationed in Bengasi in the Libyan desert, he met JACK MARTIN also from Tishomingo.
J.C. BENNETT will be postmaster of Tishomingo. He was born and reared in Tishomingo, son of the late J. C. BENNETT, who was postmaster until his death a year ago. Employees: B. A. MEHARG, Mrs. ED GILL, BILLIE KING, and two rural carriers, L. H. HARBERT and J. J. HAIRRELL.
Veteran World War I Dies
LEWIS C. BISHOP, veteran of the first world war, passed away in an Oklahoma City hospital, Friday, October 1, result of a paralytic stroke a few hours earlier. Mr. Bishop was reared in Johnston County, volunteered his service to his country immediately after the declaration of war in 1917. He served through the war with the 89th Division until he was wounded 11 days before Armistice. He lost his right leg as a result of the wound. American Legion Post had charge of the funeral at the Capitol Hill funeral home chapel in Oklahoma City with interment in the Sunny Lane Memorial Park in Oklahoma City. He was a brother of Mrs. A. G. SCOTT, Mrs. W. M. WOLFE, and Mrs. HEARN CHISHOLM, all of Tishomingo, who all attended the funeral.
RICHARD HUTCHENS of Perrin Field, Denison, Texas, visited his grandmother, Mrs. IDA M. HUTCHENS.
Mr. and Mrs. LYMAN HOBBS of Atoka visited the JOHN CHISHOLM home.
Thursday, October 21, 1943
Funeral services for Miss MOZELLE NIBLETT, age 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD NIBLETT, who died early Tuesday in a hospital at Laredo, Texas, will be held at the Methodist Church here Friday afternoon. Rev. A. A. PUCKETT, former pastor, now at Talihina, will conduct the services. Interment will be directed by Chapman funeral home. Miss Niblett was born at Ravia and lived most of her life in or near Tishomingo. She is a graduate of Tishomingo high school, Murray College and Southeastern State College at Durant. She formerly taught school at Mill Creek, Russett, and Norris Chapel. She went to Laredo to teach and was there a short time when she became ill. Death followed a third operation performed only last Thursday. She was in the hospital three months when death came. Besides her parents, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. KENNETH PETERS and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. L. J. NIBLETT and Mr. and Mrs. UPDEGRAFF.
Former Milburn Couple Observe 50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. W. N, PORTER of 207 South Ash St., Ponca City, observed their golden wedding anniversary with an informal open house Sunday afternoon. The couple were married Oct. 15, 1893 at Red River Station, Montague County, Texas. Members of the family: Mrs. IVA FITE of Hollies Grocery and Market, Mrs. CLETUS CARTER who is a teacher at Enterprise, and RAYMOND ANDERSON who taught for some years in Kay and Osage Counties. There are four grandchildren: GERALDINE CARTER, EMMA JEAN FITE, BARBARA ANN and CHARLOTTE FAE ANDERSON. Mr. and Mrs. Porter went to Ponca City 13 years ago from Milburn where they had lived since statehood. Mr. Porter is employed at the Hollies Grocery and Market.
Mrs. O. H. MERRITT and daughter JANE of Oklahoma City visited Mr. and Mrs. C. A. MCCALL last week. Mrs. Merritt will be remembered as CANNIE WADE, sister of Mrs. McCall.
JACKIE RAY BOYD was born Aug. 10, 1941 to Mr. and Mrs. PETE BOYD and departed this life Oct. 15, 1943, age two years. His death came after a short illness. He leaves his parents, three brothers TOMMY, CHARLES, and MAURICE; sisters, BETTY, EMMA JEAN, and CLARICE; grandfather J. J. HAIRRELL, and grandmother Mrs. NORA BOYD. Aunts and uncle who attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. GUY BOYD and children, Mr. and Mrs. ELMER VOTAW and children of Beaumont, Texas; Pvt. M. F. BOYD of Laurinburg Maxton Air Base at Maxton, North Carolina; Mr. and Mrs. JEFF HAIRRELL and family, Mr. and Mrs. LUDIE HAIRRELL and family, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HAIRRELL and family, Mr. and Mrs. CARL BOYD and baby, PAT HAIRRELL and BOBBY JUNE BOYD. Services at the family home were conducted by Rev. JOHN BROCK with interment in the Condon Grove cemetery.
Johnston Grove by MARGARET WRIGHT
MILDRED BATES, MARGARET and JULIA WRIGHT visited PAULINE HALLMARK.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HOLCOMB gave a party to honor Sgt and Mrs. HULETT HOLCOMB, recently married.
The BILL LEDGERWOOD family visited the JAMES LEDGERWOOD family.
CLAYTON BALES visited JACK and ARLIN HALLMARK.
Mr. and Mrs. Bates moved here, occupying the former home of the DICK SHELTON family.
The BILL ELKINS family visited the MARVIN RUSSELL family at Bold Springs.
The JOHN HOLCOMB family visited relatives in Arkansas.
LEOLA ELLEN TIPPS visited ORA MAE COMBS.
Thursday, October 28, 1943
Melton Rites at Milburn
Final rites for G. A. MELTON, widely known county man, were conducted at the Milburn Methodist Church with Rev. DARROW, assisted by Rev. PHILIP E. PIERCE, officiating. Melton died at his home on Sunday. Melton, who was born October 15, 1849 in Van Sanette County, Georgia, moved to Indian Territory when a small boy and settled in what is now Johnston County. He married Miss JANE JOHNSTON and, while the couple had no children of their own, they reared several foster children. Surviving Melton are a niece, LENA BROWN HORTON and a nephew, GEORGE MELTON.
Frost Rites in Enid
Funeral services for J. B. FROST, formerly of Tishomingo, and widely known in the county, were conducted Sunday afternoon at Enid. Frost, who for years was rural mail carrier here, died Oct. 22.
On Monday afternoon, funeral rites were held in the Milburn Baptist Church for H. A. BOWER, with Rev. A. A. PUCKETT officiating. Bower, who made his home in Emet for years, had a wide acquaintance over the county. Survivors include the widow and daughter MARIE of the home in Emet; two sons, CARL BOWER of Gainesville, Texas, and CLYDE BOWER of Oklahoma City; a sister who lives in Emet and two grandchildren, WAYNE ALLEN BOWER and THERESA GAYLE BOWER. Holmes Funeral Home directed the interment in the Condon Grove cemetery.
JOHN HAM of Milburn received word that his nephew, Pvt. HUGH CHANCE, was sent overseas and he talked with GEROGE JOHNSON whose home is in Tishomingo.
Pfc. ROBERT WHEELER ‘BOB’ THORNTON, wife, and baby came from San Diego to visited relatives here. He is the Tank Corps of the Marines and will return to San Diego. While at home, he was employed at the Jack Prim Grocery and was known as ‘the service boy with the smile.’
JOHN K. PETERMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. PETERMAN of Cedar Ridge community, is somewhere in the South Pacific.
Cpl. OTIS W. ‘GOAT’ SMITH visited his family here. He was formerly stationed at Ft. Warren, Wyoming at the Quartermasters dept.
Pontotoc by Mrs. SUNDERE COBBLE
The Pontotoc Red Cross met to fold bandages. Attending: Mesdames JESS HENRY, GERTIE PANNELL, ARTHUR ROSS, TOBE CHAMBERS, JAY HARDEN, JIM SALISBERRY, HENRY ALLEN, ZOA WHITE and Miss LILY POE.
News from Our Colored Friends
R. T. JAMES, chairman of the county for the Third War Loan drive for the colored people, in school district 20, said he was proud of the county quota going over the top. Some of the names who participated in the drive; EMMA EPPERSON, JACK AYTCH, and LOSSIE LOVE.
NED ROSS and JOHN CHEADLE reported they failed to raise anything in their district. GRANVILLE HARKINS of the Fillmore district has not reported.
Thursday, November 4, 1943
Connerville Merchant Killed in Automobile Accident
Bus Driver Held on Manslaughter
R. E. STEWART, age 51, merchant of Connerville, was killed instantly and three persons were hurt when a Jordan bus, driven by SILAS HINES of Ada, and Stewart’s pickup collided head-on two miles north of Connerville, Saturday night. Hines has been charged with manslaughter. .. The accident was investigated by French and Gilliam before the arrest was made. Hines was released on $2500 bail. … Passengers on the bus said that Hines was driving at an excessive rate. A few weeks, Hines paid a fine of $25 after being found guilty of assault and battery against Dr. Rogers of Connerville who was a passenger on the bus Hines was driving.
Funeral services for Stewart were held Tuesday at Connerville with Rev. W. O. FELTS of the Church of the Nazarene of Tishomingo officiating. The American Legion participated in final rites. Burial in the Connerville cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Stewart was born Feb. 16, 1892 in Texas but lived in Oklahoma most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. ANITA STEWART; a brother, CLAUD STEWART, and two sisters, Mrs. MOLLIE RAMSEY of Fittstown and Mrs. WINNIE LAMB of Shawnee.
Cpl. ERNEST ‘WIG’ WRIGHT is in Mobile hospital with a broken leg after seeing action as a paratrooper in the South Pacific. He is the son of Mrs. VERDA JONES.
Pvt. RAWLEIGH RAY HOWELL of Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas, is visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. R. M. HOWELL of Tishomingo.
Pvt. KNISLEY SIDES, son of Mr. and Mrs. LUX SIDES, wrote his parents that he somewhere in England, drinking tea and watching the English people drive on the left side of the street.
11 Year Old Girl Dies at Milburn
ELDA SATTERFIELD, 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. SATTERFIELD, died in an Ardmore hospital after a brief illness Sunday morning. Services were held at Milburn Tuesday with Rev. M. D. GENTRY of Tishomingo officiating. Interment in the Milburn cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. She is survived by her parents, five brothers, LONNIE, JOHNNIE, HARVEY, RAY, BODY and ARIE; four sisters, SUSIE, LENORA, RUBY and ALMA.
Mrs. WILLIE WOLFE of Atoka is visiting her brother, WILLIAM D. FRENCH.
County Boys Face Court
O. T. TICE, age 16, LEROY STEPHENS, age 16 and BERT TAYLOR age 15 allegedly took a truck belonging to A. W. BAILEY of Wapanucka and were apprehended.
Mother of Local Man Passes Away
Funeral services for Mrs. BELLE ZORA HUTTON, age 80, mother of OTTO HUTTON, well known county resident, were held at the Holmes funeral home chapel in Durant last Saturday. Rev. GRAY CARTER of the Church of Christ officiated. Mrs. Hutton had been ill for some time. She had lived in Durant since 1925. Besides her son here, she is survived by four other sons and four daughters. Attending the funeral from Tishomingo: Mr. and Mrs. JIM HARKEY, Mrs. JOE PALMER, Mrs. L. H. MICKLE and Mrs. M. C. COURTNEY.
Fillmore Child Is Buried
ROSE EVA BROWN, age 3, daughter of MITCHELL BROWN, died at the family home in Fillmore, Friday. Services were conducted by Rev. HOLDEN at Fillmore Saturday with burial by Chapman funeral home.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. RHEA of Pontotoc had as guests their children from Tulsa: Mr. and Mrs. J. R. YOUNG and small sons JAMES and CHARLES, LOUISE RHEA and her boyfriend, JIM PEARSON.
Mrs. LINNON JOHNSON and little daughter LINDA MAE will leave for their home in Texas after visiting Mr. Johnson’s parents Mr. and Mrs. EDGAR JOHNSON. Linnon has been in Greenwood, Mississippi, attending the Hereford show. He is herdsman for the Essar Ranch at San Antonio, Texas.
Four from Same Family Serving Uncle Sam
Three sons and a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. BILL BURNS of Troy are in the Army, serving Uncle Sam in various parts of the world. THEO L. BURNS, age 29, is in an Engineering Unit in the Aleutians, joined the Army in 1942. Pvt. THOMAS W. BURNS, age 25, joined the Army four years ago and was a ski instructor in Wisconsin before he sailed, destination unknown. Cpl. OLIVS WAYNE BURNS, age 19, joined the Army last February and is training in Illinois. CECIL GIBSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES GIBSON and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Burns, joined the Army in December 1942 and is now in Nashville, Tenn.
Milburn by Mrs. RUBY MCGLOCKLIN
ELDRA SATTERFIELD, who entered an Ardmore hospital Oct. 26, died Sunday night of a ruptured appendix. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. SATTERFIELD who recently moved here from Atoka. Surviving are her parents and several brothers and sisters.
Mrs. BUG/BUGG, who lives west of Milburn, received a message Sunday that her daughter, who lived in Gainesville, Texas, died. Mrs. Bug left immediately for Gainesville.
A new member was added to the school faculty, Mrs. TILLMAN POTTS of Tishomingo. She is the former Miss INEZ DEATON who taught at Bold Springs during the summer term. The Bold Springs students have been transferred here.
EUGENE ‘COTTON’ KEELING of the U. S. Navy, is on furlough here. Cotton is stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, taking a radio course.
MAUDEEN COGBURN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. VIRGIL COGBURN, and Henderson)?) Burns/Burris of Chickasha, were married Oct. 25 at Chickasha.
JEANETTE HALEY, JERRY and JO ELLA PHILLIPS returned from Tulsa where they were employed and will attend school.
Mrs. MOON has as Sunday guests, Mr. and Mrs. WILMER REED and children, IMOGENE STEWART of Ardmore, and A. ST. CLAIR of Tishomingo and Mr. and Mrs. LID AUTREY of Tishomingo.
Rites for Mrs. Watkins
One of Johnston County’s pioneer women died last week when Mrs. IDA KATE WATKINS, age 82, wife of J. R. WATKINS, passed away at her home. Mrs. Watkins was born October 12, 1861 at Philadelphia, Tennessee, and died October 26. She moved with her husband and family to Johnston County in 1918. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Services were conducted Thursday with Rev. M. D. GENTRY officiating. Interment in the city cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home. Pallbearers: GEORGE LOWRY, BILL WARDEN, OTTO HUTTON, ROY POLLY, MITT WHITE and BILL MONROE. Besides her husband, Mrs. Watkins is survived by four children, Mrs. JOHN WHITELY, E. L. WATKINS, S. H. WATKINS, and JOHN B. WATKINS, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Thursday, November 11, 1943
M. D. Lewis
M. D. LEWIS, age 41, who lived a mile north of Ravia, died in an Ardmore hospital at noon Wednesday from injuries when a railroad push-car on which he was riding jumped the tracks about an hour earlier. Two other men, who were on the car, HERMAN BEAVERS age 37 of Ravia and EDWARD JONES age 46 of Ravia, were slightly injured. The accident occurred when the push car on which they were riding, jumped the tracks while they were employed by the Austin Bridge Co. The men were rushed to the office of Dr. J. T. LOONEY, physician for the Austin Bridge Co. then taken to the Ardmore hospital. Chapman funeral home has the body. Lewis is survived by his wife and five children.
Grandson of Indian County Pioneer Promoted
PAT E. GOFORTH, grandson of ELI GOFORTH, who was once interpreter for the Chickasaw Nation, was promoted to rank of captain at his station somewhere in the Southwest Pacific. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. ELI F. GOFORTH of Ada, and nephew of Mrs. LILLIAN GOFORTH of Ravia. The elder Goforth was born near Coleman and lived most of his life in Johnston County.
E. B. REED
Funeral services for E. B. REED, age 88, pioneer Johnston County resident, were held at the Chapman funeral home chapel Tuesday with Rev. W. O. FELTS of the Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment was in the city cemetery. Mr. Reed died Monday at the home of his daughter Mrs. LULA TALLEY in Sulphur. Surviving are children, Mrs. Talley, Mrs. MINNIE BURTON of Tishomingo, Mrs. IDA HUTCHENS of Tishomingo, and E. B. REED of Dallas, Texas; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Reed was the father of HOMER K. REED, well-known throughout Oklahoma, who died in 1941. Mrs. Reed died in 1936.
Father of Mrs. Baughman Dies
E. W. FAGAN, age 87, father of Mrs. W. M. BAUGHMAN, died at his home in Sulphur, Sunday, after an illness of three months. Fagan, one of Oklahoma’s pioneer lawyers, was county attorney of Murray County for 16 years between 1912 and 1932. Born in Alabama, he was a graduate of the University of Mississippi Law School and practiced law in Paris, Texas, before coming to Sulphur in 1906. He retired in 1934. Mrs. Fagan died about a month ago. Surviving are Mrs. Baughman, Mrs. MURTON RICE of Sulphur, sons, P. O. FAGAN of Oklahoma City, ROBERT FAGAN of New York City; two granddaughters, Miss BETTY BAUGHMAN who is a reporter on the Oklahoma City Times and Mrs. MERLE BLAKELEY of Tulsa. Funeral services were held Monday at the Calvary Baptist Church of Sulphur.
EMILY BISHOP CHRONISTER, age 70, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. MARIE WALLACE, in Oklahoma City, Nov. 3. Funeral services were held at Emet, where she lived for many years, arranged by Chapman funeral home. Mrs. Chronister was born at Lampasas, Texas, and married in 1892 to WILLIAM CLARK CHRONISTER who died in 1913. Surviving are four sons and two daughters, ROBERT and LORENSO CHRONISTER and Mrs. WALLACE of Oklahoma City, WILLIAM CHRONISTER of Shawnee, Mrs. MURIEL WEATHERS of Hinton and MAXFORD CHRONISTER of Emet, 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
Thursday, November 18, 1943
Former County Man Killed in Action in Pacific
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. WHEELER of Tishomingo received word that their grandson, ROBERT THORNTON, was killed in action somewhere in the Pacific. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. THORNTON, who live in California, received the message Thursday night. Thornton, age 34, a member of the Seabees, naval construction unit, was formerly of Tishomingo and attended Murray College. He was a WPA engineer and employed in the Tishomingo Abstract Co. offices while surveying roads in the county. He went to Los Angeles, California, where he was employed as an engineer by the city then worked for a large oil company, when he volunteered for the Navy about a year ago. He is survived by his parents, grandparents, a sister MABEL AUSTIN of Los Angeles and two brothers, DOUGLAS C. THORNTON who is a first class radio operator on a destroyer and TOMMY THORNTON.
At 2:00 Friday afternoon, funeral services were conducted in the Church of God at Ravia for MACK D. LEWIS, age 41, who died in an Ardmore hospital after suffering injuries when an railroad pushcar in which he was riding with two other men jumped the track. Mrs. LILLIE LYONS officiated and interment was in the family cemetery near Anvil Rock arranged by Chapman funeral home. Lewis, who was born Jan. 5, 1902, was a native of Mississippi, but had made his home in Troy and Ravia the past 24 years. While quite young, he united with the Methodist church. Survivors include the widow; five sons, four daughters, four grandchildren, one half-brother GUY JOHNSON, DOSSIE LEWIS in the Armed Forces overseas, Mrs. MINNIE HUKILL of California, Mrs. MARY MOSE of McMillan, OWEN, MAY, DAVID, KENNETH, BEASLEY, ELLA MAY, all of the home.
T. B. McLish
T. B. MCLISH, age 74, Oklahoma pioneer, died Friday in Pauls Valley after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were held in Pauls Valley Monday. McLish, who was Tishomingo’s postmaster before statehood, served under the administration of President McKinley. While in office here, C. M. MCCALL was his assistant. McLish, who was born and reared in Mannsville, was at one time connected with the office of the county clerk in Carter County and served as under sheriff in Carter County. Children of his first marriage are: EVA, AVA, LILLIAN, RUBY, MARY, BYNUM and WYNDELL. He was living at the farm home of a stepdaughter, Mrs. GILES PAINE, at Cross Plains, a few miles west of Pauls Valley.
State Pioneer Dies
Mrs. MARTHA EVANS, age of 74, wife of Dr. CHARLES EVANS, prominent state educator, died Sunday in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Evans was an aunt of KENNETH CLARK, county judge, and he, with his three brothers, JOHNSTON, STANLEY and MARTON, served as pallbearers at her funeral. Mrs. Evans was a sister of the late Mrs. J. J. CLARK.
Mrs. J. W. Lovett
Mrs. IDA MAE LOVETT, age 80 or 60, county resident for the past 40 years, died unexpectedly at her home Monday, following an illness of a few hours. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Bullard Chapel with A. D. WEST of Ada officiating. Interment in the Condon Grove cemetery arranged by Chapman funeral home, but will be delayed pending arrival of J. W. LOVETT Jr. who is the Navy at San Diego, Cal. Surviving are her husband, J. W. LOVETT Sr., and children, Mrs. OLA VANDIVER of Tishomingo, GEORGE LOVETT of Long Beach, Cal., Mrs. BIRDIE RAINBOLT of Ardmore, Mrs. MAE CORLEY of Oklahoma City, PRESTON LOVETT of Tishomingo, Mrs. JEWEL MARTIN of Oklahoma City, ROY LOVETT, DOYLE LOVETT of Oklahoma City, and J. W. Jr. of the navy in San Diego, Cal.; and one brother, MARSHALL FURR of Elmore City.
Mrs. LOUISE COPELAND is leaving to visit her husband, LEROY COPELAND, who was recently transferred from Brooklyn to Galveston, Texas, with the Merchant Marines.
The funeral for Mrs. MOLLIE WILSON was held at the Indian church Tuesday.
Mrs. S. L. BUTLER and son, Mrs. J. O. STALLINGS and daughter visited LEWIS STALLINGS at Nida.
Mr. and Mrs. BEN BULLARD/BALLARD and son visited the W. F. BALLARD family.
The HOUSTON SHASEEN family, the WILL STALLINGS family, and Mrs. HUBERT SCOTT visited the BEN STALLINGS home
JOANNA STALLINGS visited DEALMA STALLINGS.
Mrs. MILDRED STALLINGS, Mr. and Mrs. BEN BALLARD, and DEALMA STALLINGS shopped in Durant.
Ben Stallings is having a new roof put on his house.
ELBERT ENDSLEY, CLARENCE STALLINGS, and ALVIS ENDSLEY failed to put a wild cow in the lot at Ben Stallings.
HENRY ALLEN BOWER, son of CLINTON and MARGARET BOWER, was born July 28, 1873 near Henryville, Indiana, and departed this life October 22, 1943 at Emet near Milburn. He married in 1901 to EMMA HARRISON of Piedmont, Missouri. To this union, three children were born, CARL H. BOWER of Gainesville, Texas; CLYDE A. BOWER of Oklahoma City and KATHERINE MARIE BOWER of the home. Surviving in addition to his children are his wife; a widowed sister, Mrs. MARY A. BORDERS, who made her home with the deceased for the past seven years, and two grandchildren. At age of 15, Mr. Bowers converted and became a member of the Methodist Church. Being a tolerant man in his religious beliefs, he worked with and helped all faiths.
Thursday, December 2, 1943
Sgt. WILLIAM L. COFFMAN, whose wife Mrs. WANZELL COFFMAN lives on Tishomingo Route 2, was listed as one of there men who lost their lives when an Army bomber made a forced landing near Sioux City, Iowa. The names of the three men are released after the next of kin had been notified.
Thursday, December 9, 1943
Missing Connerville Child
A four year old boy, who may have wandered away from home with his dog, was the object of an all night search by scores of men in the Connerville community Wednesday night. The boy, GARY GARDNER, son of Mrs. BARNEY COKER, was seen about 3:00 Wednesday, Mrs. Coker told BUD SMITH, deputy sheriff, who took bloodhounds to help in the search. Mrs. Coker left the house to go to her husband who was cutting wood a short distance from the house. When she left, the boy was lying on a divan. When she returned, the boy and his dog were gone. After an all night search, he was not found…. The boy is the son of Mrs. Coker and ODELL GARDNER, who are divorced. The father is in the Army.
Pfc. FRANK SMITH, known as Teeney in high school to tell him from his brother known as Biggun, is back from the Pacific war theater. He doesn’t talk much but his parents, Mr. and Mrs. BUCK SMITH, told that he had been in battle area twice and in several battles in the Southwest Pacific.
The baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WYLIE RAPER died Thursday and was laid to rest in the Condon Grove cemetery Friday.
Thursday, December 23, 1943
Local Negro Killed by Wife
WALTER MORGAN, age 26, son of CLYDE MORGAN, was killed at his home in Oklahoma City by his wife, RUTH MORGAN, in a fight over money matters. According to the story his wife told, Walter had been in poker game and lost his money. His wife had some money and he wanted to make her give it to him. When she refused, Walter took the money away from her and the fight followed… They both had knives and they both fell, with her knife in his heart. Walter had been turned down three times for the army on account of a bad heart, according to his father. Funeral services for Morgan will be held in Tishomingo Thursday afternoon.
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