Waurika News Democrat
Waurika, Jefferson Co., Oklahoma
Friday, March 1, 1940
Word was received in Waurika Wednesday about the death of RILEY HUDLOW at Phoenix, Arizona, Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be conducted at Chickasha some time Saturday, no definite time set. Riley was the son of the late J. M. HUDLOW of Waurika and was born and reared in this section. He was a driver for the Oklahoma Transportation Co. for years until last fall when he was compelled to give it up on account of high blood pressure. He went to Phoenix after January 1 to rest and recuperate but suffered a stroke and died suddenly.
Editor’s Niece Dies in Missouri
C. S. STORMS of the News-Democrat staff was called to Liberty, Missouri Friday of last week to attend the funeral of his niece, Miss DOROTHY ROGERS, who died in a research hospital at Kansas City early Friday morning. Funeral services were conducted from the First Christian Church in Liberty Saturday afternoon, by Rev. GREEN, the pastor. Interment was in the family lot in Fairlawn cemetery in Liberty. Miss Rogers was born June 23, 1910 and died Feb. 23, 1940, age 29. She was educated in the public schools of Liberty, William Jewell College and the State Teachers College at Warrensburg, Missouri. For years she was a teacher in the public schools at Liberty. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. PAUL ROGERS, and one sister, Mrs. RAY KEPHART, all of Liberty.
Six Men Held for Robbery
Local officers solved the robbery of the Fitzgerald Grocery at Hastings Saturday night, recovered most of the stolen goods and arrested six men, JOHN PAUL DAMRON, JAMES DAMRON, DOUGLAS MYERS, DON LANDERS and BILL CHILDERS, all of Comanche, and O. H. JENKINS of Walters.
Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. G. A. MULLER
FRED GOODMAN visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. FRED GOODMAN.
Mr. and Mrs. ALF SHROEDER and Miss NELLIE MANN of Troup, Texas were guests of the W. H. MANN family.
RAYMOND HELMS of Ardmore visited his mother, Mrs. CORA COX who is ill.
Misses ALMA CUMMINS, MINNIE B. LATHAM, and ADA MARIE GARNER were guests of Miss Latham’s sister, Mrs. HALCOMB of Walters.
Mrs. CLYDE WOOD of Wichita Falls visited her mother Mrs. AVO HARWELL.
Mr. and Mrs. KERN DAUGHERTY of County Line visited her mother Mrs. MITTIE WARDEN.
Mrs. D. E. ESCUE of Ada was a guest of her sister Mrs. W. E. ROACH, with other guests, Mrs. Roche’s (Roach?) daughter, Mrs. U. L. HOOSIER and PEGGY JEAN of Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. VICTOR HAMILTON had as guests her parents Mr. and Mrs. L. E. DURHAM of Ryan.
CLARK BLEVINS left for his job at Odessa, Texas.
Mrs. P. B. TURNER was ill with flu, as was her son, CLAUDE TURNER Sr. who took treatment at the hospital at Gainesville, Texas.
Miss EMMA LEE SMALLEY, an outstanding music student at the Oklahoma College for Women, spent the weekend with her parents Mr. and Mrs. FINISH SMALLEY.
FRANK BLEVINS, son of Mr. and Mrs. KENNETH BLEVINS, is employed at Odessa, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. DELLINGER and son PHILLIPS visited her sister who is ill in Oklahoma City.
The W. L. CULVER had as guests her mother Mrs. COFFMAN of Byers.
BERT SOWELL of Seagraves, Texas, visited his mother in the Grady community.
Mrs. WALLACE ROGERS and children left to join her husband at Odessa, Texas.
Miss CLYTIE MCCALEB visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. D. C. MCCALIB at Colbert.
Mrs. W. E. HAMMOND visited her mother, Mrs. A. N. EWING, at Madill.
COLBERT HACKLER, son of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES HACKLER, who spent his entire life around the Ringling Hudson-Houston Lumberyard and served as bookkeeper here for years, was transferred to the lumberyard at Pauls Valley where he is the bookkeeper.
PEGGY and CLAUDE TURNER Jr., students at Cameron College at Lawton, visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE TURNER Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. LONDON went to Chickasha where he is on the federal jury.
HERBERT JONES, Ringling high school senior, was operated for a ruptured appendix at Hardy sanitarium in Ardmore.
S. B. LYLE, age 82, passed away at his home in the South Center Point community, Wednesday, Feb. 21, after a brief illness. He had resided in this vicinity 35 years. He is survived by three sons, J. L. LYLE, C. C. LYLE, and P. A. LYLE, some grandchildren, among them Mrs. EARL VAN BUSKIRK, Mrs. OLIN THURMAN, Mrs. JOE MADWELL, Mrs. L. D. BURNS, EDWIN LYLE, Mrs. J. B. AUSTIN, and a niece, Mrs. LEE BENNETT.
Friday, March 8, 1940
A.J.E. BARTON Dies at Waurika Saturday
A. J. E. Barton, pioneer Addington farmer and preacher, died at the Waurika hospital Saturday, March 2, following a paralytic stroke. Funeral services were held at the Addington Baptist church Sunday afternoon by Rev. RALPH A. HILL of Waurika, with interment in the Addington cemetery. Mr. Barton was a resident of the E. B. Ranch community for years and was one of the county’s most respected citizens. ANDREW JACKSON EDOR BARTON was born in Alabama, Jan. 12, 1873, and moved later to Parker County, Texas, coming to Oklahoma about 40 years ago. He became a Christian in early life and united with the Free Will Baptist Church in which he was a minister since age of 18. His first wife, Mrs. ELLA BARTON, died Jan. 7, 1918. He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. EDNA BARTON; four children of the home address, ANDREW, OLIVER, JERRY and HERSCHEL; other sons and daughters are IVY at Tira, Texas, VERTIS and Mrs. SARAH PITTS both of Comanche, BUNION/BUNYON, DAVID, TOLLIE, MARY and NELLIE of California; stepson DAVID KING of Waurika. Five brothers and one sister also survive, JOE BARTON of Cannon City, Colorado; ROBERT BARTON of Lipan, Texas, ALBERT BARTON of Corpus Christi, Texas, SAM and WALTER BARTON of Roff, Okla., and Mrs. JOSEPHINE KIRKLAND of Wichita Falls, Texas.
JAMES OWEN FELTS
JAMES OWEN FELTS, son of BEN FELTS, deceased, and Mrs. FELTS, now Mrs. FANNIE L. HASTINGS of Oklahoma City, died suddenly Monday at his home in Waurika. Mr. Felts had been ill with flu about two weeks when he was stricken with a heart attack. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Waurika Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL then the body was taken to the old home at Oklahoma City where interment was in Rose Hill cemetery. JIM FELTS, as he was called, was born May 31, 1878 in Izzard County, Arkansas. He came to Oklahoma when a young man and resided at Elk City, Oklahoma City and Waurika. In the early days he was in the home of his father here for good part of the time. He is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Hastings, a son Dr. GEORGE FELTS and a daughter Mrs. GLENN DAY of Oklahoma City; three brothers, O. C. and ELMER of Oklahoma City, DICK of Seminole; a sister Mrs. NORA WARREN of California. There is Mrs. Felts, the former Mrs. ETHEL JOHNSON of Ada whom he married in Duncan, March 27, 1937, and her daughter SUE JOHNSON. The Felts family came to Waurika two years ago to make their home. He was a traveling salesman and gone a good deal of the time. His church membership is with St. Luke’s church in Oklahoma City. Mr. Felts’ son Dr. GEORGE FELTS and daughter Mrs. GLENN DAY, and brothers, O. C. and ELMER of Oklahoma City attended the funeral.
JAMES PEYTON WADE Buys Ranch
James Peyton Wade closed a deal Thursday of last week to purchase 800 acres ranch belonging to DON MAJORS and located east of Ryan. He plans to enter into the cattle business and continue his drug store at Healdton.
Held for Child Abandonment
VICTOR ECKLER, county attorney, and W. B. ALLEN, deputy sheriff, went to Springfield, Missouri to bring back JOHN G. RYAN to answer a charge of child abandonment. Ryan was selling books and supplies for a Kansas City firm in Missouri.
Mrs. TOM HUGHES, Mrs. CLARK ARMSTRONG, and Mrs. C. A. ARMSTRONG of Ryan were dinner guests of the W. J. DUNFORD home.
Mrs. CARRIE CROWE visited Mrs. JNO. HALL.
Mrs. N. T. DUNFORD and Mrs. JOHN HALL went to Ringling.
W. H. BAKER visited the P. R. DUNFORD home.
Mrs. WESLEY OWINGS / OWENS and son EDDIE JOE visited her sister, Mrs. JOHN HALL and daughter.
Mrs. BILLIE ROBERTS visited Mrs. T. A. HALL.
Rev. and Mrs. DENNARD and children of Sugden visited Mrs. F. S. LEBEAU.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. DUNFORD and Mr. and Mrs. NEWTON GANN visited the P. R. DUNFORD home.
Mrs. GERTRUDE GRIFFIN and BILIE MYRL, Misses OPAL VAUGHN, REBA HERRING and FAYE CRANFIL were dinner guests of the BILL ROBERTS home.
W. H. BAKER is visiting his daughter Mrs. LEE DORRELL/DORRETT and family at Ringling.
Mrs. A. G. CRANFILL, former resident of this community, making her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. SAM SHARP at Putman near Oklahoma City, died last week. For 30 years, Mrs. Cranfill and her husband, the late Dr. Cranfill, lived in this community. The funeral services were held Thursday here and she was laid to rest by the side of Dr. Cranfill and son ROY, who preceded her in death by years. Mrs. Cranfill leaves two sons and two daughters, LOUIS CRANFILL of Duncan, CECIL CRANFILL who teaches at Oak Hill; Mrs. RUBY CALVERY of Mena, Arkansas, and Mrs. SHARP, at whose home she passed away, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, a sister, brother and other relatives.
Friday, March 15, 1940
Mrs. D. E. Cantrell
Mrs. D. E. CANTRELL, wife of Dr. D. E. Cantrell of Healdton, died suddenly at her home in Healdton Tuesday afternoon, following a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Cantrell was 59 years old and is survived by her husband, two sons, and one daughter. Funeral services were conducted at the Church of Christ in Healdton Thursday afternoon. The Cantrells were early residents of Waurika and had many friends here. Mrs. Cantrell was the daughter of the late D. C. CAMERON, who was in the grocery business in Waurika many years ago.
Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. G. A. MULLER
ARTHUR EVERTON THOMPSON
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, March 2, for Arthur Everton Thompson, who passed away at his home, March 1, age 61. He was born in Alabama, Nov. 25, 1878. He came to Ringling 14 years ago and lived in this vicinity since that time. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. MINNIE THOMPSON, mother Mrs. MARY ANNE MOORE; four children, Mrs. LILLIE HUFFMAN of Hutchinson, Kansas, Mrs. LAURA JAMES of Orr, OTHAL THOMPSON of Ringling, Mrs. LUCILLE MEEKS of Ringling; three stepchildren, LEE BARKSDALE of Ardmore, CARL BARKSDALE of Ringling and Mrs. OPAL GEURIN of Ardmore; two brothers, CHARLIE THOMPSON of Stonewall, FRANCIS THOMPSON of California; a sister Mrs. MINNIE LESTER of California and some grandchildren.
J. W. Pistole
J. W. PISTOLE passed away at his home here early Friday, March 8, age 81. He had been in failing health for some time. He was born at Centerville, Texas, in 1859 and came to this section at an early age. He married Miss MOLLIE MORGAN on May 8, 1909. Survivors are his wife; four children, CHARLES PISTOLE of San Francisco, Cal., JACK PISTOLE of Oklahoma City, JAMES PISTOLE who is a student at Souhwestern Teachers College at Weatherford; and Miss CLOMA PISTOLE of Conroe, Texas; two stepdaughters, Mrs. MAUDE CRENSHAW of Conroe, Texas, and Mrs. JIMMIE WALKER of Geary, all of whom were with him at his passing, except Charles in California. J. W. or ‘Dad’ Pistole came to Ringling when it was young and operated a café until the last four years of his life. He joined the Baptist Church.
Mrs. LEE WATKINS is recovering from the flu.
The TOTTY family, Mrs. A. L. SANDERS and daughter, BONNIE FAYE, and Miss ALLEYE MYERS were guests of the FITZGERALD home near Verden.
Mrs. W. H. KING, son JOE of Hastings, and the W. H. CASSADY family were guests of the R. C. HATCHER home.
Miss NELDA RUTH MASSEY entertained with a party for young people at her home.
The EARL CASSADY family and Mrs. M. V. and A. V. PLESS were guests of the J. O. SLOAN family.
The LONNIE RAY BRIDGER family of east of Waurika visited the W. M. ‘BUD’ JAMES home.
The J. B. BICKERSTAFF family of Holly Hill vicinity visited their son ROY and family.
GLYN LACROSSE is a new pupil from Madden Grove.
Friday, March 22, 1940
J. W. Sanders
J. W. Sanders of Ryan died Wednesday. Funeral services were Thursday afternoon at the Ryan Church of the Nazarene with Rev. JOHN HULCY, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Ryan cemetery by the side of Mrs. Sanders who preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 1936. JAKE WILLIAM SANDERS was born Feb. 29, 1872 in Cedartown, Georgia, where he grew to manhood and married in 1890 to Miss LULU M. GREEN. Mr. Sanders was stricken with an heart ailment seven years and was cared for by Mrs. Sanders until her death. Living in Cedartown for years, Mr. and Mrs. Sanders and the older children came to Texas and settled in Rom then Longview where they lived until 1919 when they came to Ryan. In his last plans Mr. Sanders included requests in regard to his cousin, Mrs. SUDIE BROWN, formerly of Springville, Alabama, who, with her daughter, HILDA, came to live with Mr. Sanders after the death of his wife, and by whom he was nursed through his last illness. Mrs. Sanders’ brother, ‘Uncle HENRY’ GREEN lived with Mr. Sanders and Mrs. Brown made a home for both of them. Mr. Sanders is survived by three son, two having died in childhood, C. T. and C. J. of LaJunta, Colorado, S. L. of Albuquerque, N. M., six grandchildren, of whom, JO ANN, daughter of C. J., was here for her grandfather’s funeral, and two great-grandchildren, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. CLEO SANDERS of Borger, Texas. His two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
Hastings Items by Mrs. Earl W. Stephens
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE COFER and two children GEORGE and GAYLE VALENTINE returned to this home at Riverside, California, after visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. CARDEN and son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. CARDEN, daughter DAVENE, Mr. and Mrs. GUY FITZGERALD and daughter WAUNETTE attended the funeral of H. K. PRICE at Duncan.
Mrs. TEXANNA LATTA
Mrs. Texanna Latta was born in Grayson County, Texas, Dec. 28, 1860 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. J. CLEVENGER in Hastings, Tuesday, March 5, 1840, age 79. In 1882 she was united in marriage with D. C. BISHOP. To them four children were born, J. C. BISHOP of Walters, ED C. BISHOP now deceased, W. T. BISHOP of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. C. J. CLEVENGER of Hastings, with whom she made her home. Mr. Bishop died Nov. 2, 1915 and she united in marriage with THOMAS LATTA, who preceded her in death years ago. Mrs. Latta united with the Church of Christ in 1918. She leaves her three children, eight grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren, and friends. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ Wednesday by Evangelist VAN BONNEAU of Dodsonville, Texas, with interment in the Hastings cemetery.
Card of thanks signed by Mr. and Mrs. C. J. CLEVENGER, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. BISHOP of Wichita Falls, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. BISHOP of Walters, Mr. and Mrs. JOE LEE, Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE CHEATHAM of Ringling.
Dr. O. E. CLEMENTS, a former Hastings physician, died in the Riverside clinic at Blackwell following major surgery. His body was brought to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. WALLER/WALTER CLEMENTS at Hastings Saturday by the Earl C. Morris funeral car. The body was interred in the Hastings cemetery Tuesday.
Attending the Clements cemetery: the SEBE COFER family, the WILLIS WORLEY family, Dr. and Mrs. W. M. BROWNING, HENRY REYNOLDS, PE. E. WAID, the W. F. BRUTTON family, Dr. J. R. GOSSETT of Temple, Dr. WOLF of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. JESSE HOLLY and daughter PATRICIA, the JOHN M. HOLLY family of Edmond, the ALVA HOLLY family of Oklahoma City, Mrs. DAVE HEARNE and daughter, Mrs. ERNEST WINFIELD of Duncan.
H. K. PRICE
H. K. Price, pioneer citizen of Addington community, died at his home there Saturday, March 16, following an illness of several weeks. Mr. Price was born in Louisiana, Sept. 1, 1863 and was in his 77th year. He came to Addington in the early days and engaged in the hardware business there for a time. He is survived by one brother, a sister and a nephew. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Addington Sunday afternoon, March 17, by Rev. HOLLINGSWORTH, assisted by Rev. THOMAS M. PRICE, step-nephew of the deceased. Burial was in the Addington cemetery with Masonic services.
J. C. CASH
J. C. Cash, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. CASH who have lived in an around Terral the past 41 years, was born near Ryan, Jan. 16, 1924 and died near Terral March 11, 1940, age 16. Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God Church by the pastor, Rev. FULLERTON, assisted by Rev. ABSHIRE of the Brown Chapel and Rev. JACK ABSHIRE of Texas, an old family friend, with interment in the Terral cemetery. J. C., one of ten children, would have graduated from the 8th grade at Terral, having lost one year of school when he and his parents and brother OTIS were in California for the health of Otis. J. C. is survived by his parents; brothers and sisters, HERBERT of Anadarko, EUGENE and OTIS of Mesa, Arizona, FRANCIS of Tulsa, PASCHAL of Gilroy, California, ORBA of Purcell, Mrs. IRENE HILL of Altus, Mrs. RUBY BUSSEY and OPAL CASH of Terral and other relatives.
Friday, March 29, 1940
Mrs. J. DUNFORD, Mrs. GERTRUDE JOHNSON and Mrs. NEWTON GANN were dinner guests of Mrs. TOM HUGHES and then attended the Missionary Society in the home of Mrs. IKE SHIELDS.
The JOHN HALL family were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. ZED STEWART and family at Caddo.
WINSTON DENNIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. SCOTT DENNIS, is in the hospital at Wichita Falls for an ear infection.
Mrs. JACK MCNEW and son of Nocona, Texas, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. TOM OWINGS / OWENS.
EARL DEAN TATE visited CHARLES GRIFFIN.
Mrs. J. D. SULLIVAN, Jr., and daughter SONJA spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. T. DUNFORD.
Mrs. FRANK LEBEAU
Mrs. Frank LeBeau died Thursday night. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at her home, conducted by Rev. SHIRLEY of Oscar, assisted by Rev. DODSON of Apache. Interment in the Grady cemetery was by the side of a daughter and son. MAGGIE BELLE CALVARY was born April 16, 1882 and died March 22, 1940. She married FRANK S. LEBEAU in November 1994 and to this union six children were born, two preceding her in death. Surviving are her husband; sons, R. C. and PAUL LEBEAU of Hynds City, Texas; daughters, Mrs. LELA SAPPINGTON of Grady and Mrs. FLOYD CREAMER of Sallisaw; five grandchildren, JAMES BEESON, BILLY FRANK and BARBARA ANN SAPPINGTON, GLORIA JEAN and LOUIS FRANK LEBEAU; four brothers and two sisters, WALTER CALVARY of Glen Rose, Texas; RAY and WYLIE CALVARY of Mena, Arkansas, DENNIS CALVARY of Fort Cobb, Mrs. NAOMI GRANT of Petersburg, and Mrs. VADA BEGLEY of Bonita, Texas, who all attended the funeral except Mrs. Creamer and Ray.
Out of town people for the funeral were; RAYMOND LEBEAU family of Tipton, the CLIFFORD LEBEAU family of Cement, Mrs. BERT DODSON and Mrs. SKINNER of Overton, Texas; the ZED STEWART family, Mrs. BERT ROBINSON and Mrs. WESLEY OWINGS of Caddo, the J. E. BEGLEY family, Mrs. J. H. BEGLEY, Mrs. FRANK BAKER, Mrs. RUBY SAPPINGTON, the JACK MCNEW family, the SON TOWERY family, all of Nocona, Texas; the CLARK ARMSTRONG family, the TOM HUGHES family of Ryan, Mrs. J. D. SULLIVAN of Waurika, Mrs. JOHN TATE of Valley View, Texas, OTT BUTLER and son of Claypool, and BILL BEGLEY of Bonita, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. BUSTER LINDERSMITH, Mr. and Mrs. LONNIE LINDERSMITH and children, RUTH and LEON, Mr. and Mrs. LOYD LINDERSMITH and children LAVONNE, PAUL, LORENE, and JACKIE LEE, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. LINDERSMITH and children HARMON and LOIS, spent Sunday with the W. M. LINDERSMITH family.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. MORRIS, Mr. and Mrs. R. O. BROWN, and children PETE, BILL, and FREDDA, Mr. and Mrs. DAYMOND POYER, and children, HOWARD, EMBELL, and BETTY LOU, visited the ELMER MOORIS home.
LOYD and LEO LINDERSMITH and OTTO WELCH were in Oklahoma City and W. M. LINDERSMITH returned home with them.
Mrs. MAUD PIERCE of Moran visited the W. M. LINDERSMITH family.
Mrs. LEE MAHANEY of Alvarado, Texas, visited her sister Mrs. PRICE WOOD and family.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE ROUTE and daughter FREDA ANN visited the PRICE WOOD home.
Mrs. T. J. WELCH visited her grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. ELMER MORRIS.
Society News by ALTA HEACOCK
At the meeting of the Waurika Choral Club, Mrs. F. E. WATKINS was elected to be the delegate to the Oklahoma Federation of Music clubs in Oklahoma City on March 31.
Sunday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. STOWE, their older daughter, Miss VIRGINIA, became the bride of CLIFF TRICE, also of this city in a simple home service. Mrs. E. J. LEVERETT sang, accompanied by Miss JUANITA CLYMER on piano. Rev. RALPH A. HILL of the Baptist church officiated. Bridesmaid was Miss DOROTHY LEVERETT and REX COLLINS was best man. Guests included the bride’s grandmother, Mrs. VIRGINIA STOWE; the groom’s sisters, Mrs. FRANK GROSECLOSE and Mrs. HERMAN GARNER and her husband of Wichita Falls, Mrs. E. J. LEVERETT, Miss Juanita Clymer, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. GROSECLOSE, Rev. and Mrs. HILL. Both bride and groom are graduates of the 1937 class Waurika high school, both enrolled the following year at college, Virginia at Denton, Texas, and Cliff at O.U. now a junior in petroleum engineering. Cliff is the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. ZACK TRICE, both deceased, at Ryan, and was reared from babyhood by his grandmother, Mrs. B. H. WRIGHT now of Wichita Falls, Texas. For the past years, he made his home with his sister, Mrs. FRANK GROSECLOSE and her husband.
Mrs. CLARA HOPSON received a telephone call Tuesday night from Edmond that her daughter, WANDA, who has been living in Edmond the past two years with her sister, Mrs. M. T. WIGLEY, and attending college, was married that night to WAYNE MESSER, also of Edmond. Mr. Messer is associated with a mill and elevator company.
Among the marriage licenses:
O. C. CAMPBELL and MARTHA FAYE TURNER, both of Roaring Springs, Texas.
Hastings Items by Mrs. Earl W. Stephens
Mr. and Mrs. CHESTER BROWN of Temple announce the birth of a son born Friday, March 15, named JERRY LANE. Mrs. Brown is the former Miss HORTENSE DAWSON.
Dr. OLLIE E. CLEMENTS, oldest son of WALTER and LENA CLEMENTS, was born in Cooke County, Texas, Feb. 20, 1884 and passed away March 15, 1940 at Riverside clinic in Blackwell. When a youth of 18, he moved with his parents to the Clements homestead a mile east of Hastings where his parents still reside. Here he met Miss MILDRED LEE KERLEY, who on June 2, 1909, became his wife. To this union five children were born, three boys and two girls, one boy died at birth, buried at Hastings. The children are Mrs. BLANCHE ADELL STROUP of Los Angeles, California, ROBERT LEON CLEMENTS of New Jersey, MARY JO and DAVID WALLER who reside with their mother at Oklahoma City. He is also survived by his aged parents, three sisters and three brothers. Dr. Clements received his elementary education in Cooke Co., Texas, and taught school in Oklahoma three years, then studied medicine in Fort Worth, Texas, medical college where he graduated in 1911. He practiced medicine continuously until his death. He began his medical career in Hastings, then in 1915, moved to Gainesville, Texas where he was a successful surgeon. His health began to fail about five or six years ago, so he began to set his business in order that he might have more recreation time. In 1938 he moved to Oklahoma City that his children might have better educational advantages. He had a complete physical breakdown, following that illness, he accepted a position as surgeon in a CCC camp near Blackwell. When 15 years old, he joined the Methodist Church and was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Masonic lodge.
Friday, April 13, 1940
W. D. Jones
W. D. JONES was born in South Carolina, April 14, 1863 and died Friday, April 5, at the home of his son, S. M. JONES, at Marlow after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Methodist Church of Waurika, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL, with interment in Nocona, Texas. When a small boy, he moved with his family to Alabama where he grew to manhood and at age of 21, he was united in marriage with Miss SARAH LOVE. To them five children were born, three preceded him in death. In 1894 he brought his family to Texas, settled near Spanish Fort in Montague County. In 1898 he married Miss SARAH KATHRYN SHIVERS and they were the parents of eight children. Five sons and three daughters survive him. For years he engaged in stock raising in and around Nocona. In 1910 he moved his family three miles east of Waurika. In the fall of 1911, he began work for the F. E. WATKINS Land Co., now known as the Oklahoma Land Co., by which he was employed about 15 years. His work took him to many sections of Oklahoma where he was known as ‘Farmer Jones.’ When he first began this work, he drove a horse and a two wheeled cart on the trails and cowpaths which he had to traverse in many sections. In 1921, Mrs. Jones died and he was now needed at home, so he took up farming and living in Waurika. After his children married, he operated a cream station which was his last active work. Mr. Jones is survived by, S. M. JONES and Mrs. EMMA HENDERSON of Marlow, A. R. JONES of Welton, OTIS JONES of Ryan, D. W. JONES of Enid, Mrs. GOLDA LANCASTER of Modrea, California, DOUGLAS JONES of McLoud, Miss NORA JONES and Mrs. ALICE NELSON of Amarillo, Texas, and Mrs. GLADYS SMITH of Waurika, 31 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. MARTHA ANN HUDLOW
Mrs. Martha Ann Hudlow, a pioneer settler of Indian Territory, was born March 29, 1860 in Pope County, Arkansas. She came to Indian Territory when a girl and settled with her parents near Comanche. She was married to JOHN M. HUDLOW in 1878 and to them were born two sons and seven daughters. The youngest son RILEY HUDLOW died a few weeks ago. Surviving are Mrs. G. A. RIDDLES of Comanche with whom Mrs. Hudlow was making her home at time of her death Friday night; Mrs. G. F. WILLIAMS and Mrs. J. M. LINDSEY of El Reno, Mrs. ROBERT PICKETT of Duncan, Mrs. J. J. DEMPSEY of Norman, numerous grandchildren, a brother, THOMAS GEORGE of Ryan and a sister, Mrs. ALICE REYNOLDS of Dover, Arkansas. Mrs. Hudlow was converted and joined the Church of Christ 39 years ago. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ Sunday afternoon at Comanche by Rev. G. LYLE SMITH of the Waurika Christian Church with interment in Comanche.
W. D. MCINTYRE
W. D. McIntyre, for many years a resident of Addington, died at Addington, Friday, April 5. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Addington Friday afternoon by Rev. M. V. PRESTIDGE with interment at the Addington cemetery. Mr. McIntyre was a familiar figure about Addington and Waurika for years. WILLIAM DANIEL MCINTYRE was born near Cato in Rankin County, Mississippi, Aug. 10, 1871, and would have been 69 on his next birthday. He was the sixth of a family of nine children born to JOHN and ANNIE MCINTYRE. His mother passed away when he was nine years old and he was raised to manhood by his father and elder sister. Six brothers and sisters survive, all in Mississippi near the old family home. Mr. McIntyre came to Indian Territory about 1890 and located first at Cheek, near Ardmore, where he taught several terms of school. He married Miss MYRTLE PEARL PACE of Addington, Oct. 30, 1901 and they first located at Sugden. One daughter, Mrs. VIRGINIA LEE BERRY, wife of HENRY N. BERRY, was born to this union and she, with the widow, and one grandson, HENRY N. BERRY Jr., are left to mourn. Mr. McIntyre joined the Baptist church in early manhood and was a member of the Addington Baptist church.
HOWARD KING, the county superintendent the past five years, will be superintendent of the Terral school.
Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. G. A. Muller
FAYE DELL CONAWA/CONWAY
Faye Dell Conaway passed away at the Waurika hospital Thursday, April 4, after two weeks illness. She was born in the Ringling vicinity Nov. 29, 1922. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. CONWAY of the Union Hill community; six brothers and one sister, ORVIL CONWAY of Blythe, California; CLARENCE CONWAY of Union Hill, JESSE CONAWAY Jr., EUGENE, HARVEY and ANNA BELL Conaway/Conway, all of Union Hill; grandmothers, Mrs. BAKER of Orr and Mrs. Conaway/Conway of Gainesville, Texas, some aunts and uncles. Funeral rites were held at Orr Thursday afternoon by Rev. CLARNCE MCGOWAN of the Church of God at Ringling. Interment was in the Orr cemetery. Pallbearers were classmates: VERNON MILLER, CORTEZ ALLEN, LLOYD TROXWELL, BEN A. PRYOR and HARLON WHITTERS.
Mrs. MATTIE WEAVER, known as Aunt Mat, died Sunday, March 31. She had been ill for some time, but was feeling better Sunday morning and was lying on the bed, talking with Mrs. HILL COFFEY and Mrs. GEORGE HEATON, when she had a heart attack. Miss MATTIE YATES was born Feb. 28, 1878 at Belcherville, Texas, and passed from this earth March 31, 1940, age 62. Aunt Mat was converted at an early age and joined the Baptist Church. She was united in marriage with RUBE WEAVER Dec. 23, 1896 and to this union, a boy was born and died in infancy. Aunt Mat was a loyal wife and a mother to many poor, homeless boys and girls. Her husband lost a faithful companion. … Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church in Terral where she had her church membership. Rev. G. A. ELROD and Rev. GREGG, former pastors, and Rev. J. P. SIMMONS, Methodist minister at Terral, officiated. She was laid to rest by the side of her baby in the cemetery at Belcherville, Texas. Survivors are her husband; three sisters, Mrs. KIT TOOMBS of Cedarvale, N. M., Mrs. ROXIE MILES of Belcherville, and Mrs. LILLIE JENNINGS of California, and other relatives.
Guests of the PLANT family Sunday included Mr. and Mrs. TOM ANTHONY, Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE ANTHONY, Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST ANTHONY, DOYAL BISHOP, GLEN ANTHONY and CECIL DAVIS.
Mrs. GAY of Waurika visited her granddaughter Mrs. JIM WELCH.
The ALLEN SMITH family visited the GEORGE SMITH family.
Mr. and Mrs. HERMAN HUSKEY visited the D. R. DRIVER family at Chapel Hill.
SKEET ROSE and CLIFTON STEWART of Waurika visited VIRGIL PUTMAN.
Mr. and Mrs. VIRGIL PUTMAN visited G. W. PUTMAN at Waurika.
The ARCHIE SLOAN family left for California.
HERMAN BAKER of Rienzl(?), Miss., visited his aunt, Mrs. WIRT.
IDELL SMITH and HELEN MCGREGOR visited Mrs. PAUL KING.
The Beam school will close April 26.
Hastings Items by Mrs. Earl W. Stephens
Last Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. MILLER received a call from their son-in-law, WALTER KOLLER, at Warner, that Mrs. Koller was taken to Muskogee for an emergency appendectomy. Mr. Miller and a daughter, Mrs. ANDY DILLARD of Waurika, left for Muskogee.
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIS BICKERSTAFF have a new daughter born Sunday, named SHEILA CAROLYN.
C. M. BROOKS was found dead in the pump house at the city lake Friday morning. The funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday afternoon with Rev. JIM CULPEPPER, his pastor, officiating. Rev. O. TROY THOMAS of Apache, former pastor, offered words of consolation. Rev. A. L. SIMMONS of the Baptist Church and Rev. J. T. MCCBRIDE of Walters, former pastor, took part in the service. J. M. DYER, S. W. Light and Power superintendent, eulogized his life. Mrs. Earl W. Stephens sang and Miss NINA RUTH FREEMAN accompanied her. The Masonic lodge took charge for committal rites at the Hastings cemetery. CHESTER MCCOOK BROOKS, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. BROOKS, was born in Montgomery, Alabama, Feb. 23, 1870 and departed this life Friday morning, April 5, 1940. When a child, he moved with his parents to Calhoun County, Mississippi, where he grew to manhood. Here he met Miss LUCY JANE CRENSHAW, and on Nov. 1, 188, they were married at Calhoun City, Miss. On Nov. 1, 1838, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary when their neighbors surprised them with a buffet supper in their home. This union was blessed with 11 children, six sons and five daughters: LUTHER and WALTER of Guymon, RALPH and DON of Waurika; GRANVILLE of Walters, JOE of Kaw City, Mrs. JUNIA WILLIAMS of Marlow, Mrs. CLARA BICKERSTAFF of Waurika, Miss MARIE of the home, Mrs. UMA PHILLIPS and Mrs. MILDRED MARKUM. Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Markum and LUTHER preceded him in death. On Jan. 10, 1909, they moved to Grand Prairie, Texas, where they resided until Dec. 9, 1909 when they moved to Hastings. For some years they lived on their farm northwest of town. After moving to town, he was engineer for the Chickasha Gin until 14 years ago when he was made superintendent of the public utilities in Hastings. He was united with the Methodist Church and was a member of the Masonic lodge. He leaves 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. ADDIE GASTON to Tennyson, Texas; Mrs. MATTIE CARPIER of Grand Prairie, Texas; Mrs. LULA KEYS of Grand Prairie, and Mrs. ADA RIVES of Long Beach, California, a number of nephews and nieces.
Friday, April 19, 1940
TOM DORSETT, sturdy pioneer of this section and former county sheriff, died at his home in Ringling early Wednesday, April 17, following a long illness. He would have been 74 years of age at his next birthday. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church in Ringling Thursday afternoon by the pastor, Rev. C. O. BIGBIE, assisted by Rev. G. LYLE SMITH of the Christian Church at Waurika. Interment was in the Cornish cemetery directed by the Masonic lodge.
The death of Tom Dorsett removes one of the most colorful of our pioneers, few of whom remain. He came into this section when there was little civilization here and contributed his part and more to the building of the community and state. He had been a continuous resident of what is now Jefferson County since 1876. Mr. Dorsett’s parents, with two sons and three daughters, came from Texas and settled in the Courtney Flats community, southeastern Jefferson County, just west of the present Petersburg school. Prior coming to Indian Territory, the Dorsett family lived in Hill County, Texas. The family brought all their furniture in one wagon while TOM and his half-brothers, FRANK and BILLY, went back to Hill County to drive the 30 head of cattle which were brought to graze some of the vast numbers of the unoccupied land of the Chickasaw Nation. On Dec. 15, 1877, the father died, leaving Tom, a lad of ten years, to take care of his mother, brothers and sisters. The only occupation open then was farming and ranching, so Tom busied himself in this rich Red River Valley in farming and ranching on a small scale. The only education he received was from the actual contacts with life.
TOM DORSETT was born in Bosque County, Texas, July 25, 1866. His father was AMBROSE WASHINGTON DORSET, a native of Louisiana, and his mother’s maiden name was MARTHA ELIZABETH HANCOCK, born at Merrywithers, Georgia, Dec. 19, 1840.
On Dec. 25, 1890, Tom was married to Miss MARIETTA TULLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. EMERSON TULLEY. She was born at Gainesville, Texas, Aug. 20, 1872. Mrs. Dorsett’s mother, whose maiden name was MARY JANE MONDS, was one-quarter Cherokee Indian. Mr. and Mrs. Dorsett were married at Spanish Fort, Texas with ISAAC ROBERTS, justice of the peace, and founder of the town of old Cornish, officiating at the wedding.
Mrs. Dorsett and the following sons and daughters survive, Mrs. MAE SANDERS of Kirkland, Texas, EDGAR DORSETT of Corpus Christi, Texas, Mrs. MINNIE BACHTOLD of Ryan, LEE DORSETT of Ringling, Mrs. DOVIE MASSEY of Greggton, Texas; Mrs. WAVIE JONES of Gladewater, Texas. The five deceased children are, BILLIE, CHARLES, MYRTLE, LYNN and CLIFF. Of this number, Billie, Charles, and Cliff died the same month during the flu epidemic of 1918.
In early 1890, Mr. Dorsett with his mother’s brother, CHARLES HANCOCK, hauled saw logs to the present site of Atlee, then known as Butcher Knife (named after F. M. ‘ BUTCHER KNIFE’ TUCKER, whose wife was named Atlee), to have JIM HELMS, father of Mrs. EDNA MOODY now county clerk of Jefferson County, to make rafters and lathing for a new home. Steers were used to haul the saw stocks to the mill and the lumber back. The Dorsetts built a house one mile north and one-half mile east of South Center Point. According to Mr. Dorsett, JIM HELM started cutting the logs on the 17th of August, 1890, and it was not long until the Dorsetts had under construction a two room double log house 14 x 16 with a foot hall between the two rooms and a porch on the east side. The family moved into the new home about 1891.
When S. P. ‘PETE’ TREADWELL was elected the first sheriff of Jefferson County in 1907, Dorsett was appointed field deputy and elected constable, served in both capacities then. When JOHN WRIGHT took the sheriff’s office in 1911 as second sheriff of the county, Dorsett was again appointed field deputy and moved to Ryan with his family, Jan. 1, 1911. He served as field deputy 1 ½ years then was appointed by T. B. LEVERETT as deputy tax assessor, served for 8 years. In 1920 Dorsett made the race for county commissioner in the Ringling district No. 2 and took office July 1, 1921. He was re-elected and served until July 1929. After leaving the commissioner’s office, he engaged in farming and ranching.
Mr. and Mrs. DORSETT moved to Waurika in 1934 and he was, for a time, custodian of the county courthouse, but in January 1939 failing health caused him to resign, so he and Mrs. Dorsett returned to their old home at Ringling.
Mrs. BERTHA CHOWNING
BERTHA MIDDLETON CHOWNING, daughter of WILLIAM and NORA MIDDLETON, was born at Greenwood, Texas, Dec. 15, 1891, and departed this life at Norman, April 12, 1940, age 48. She came to Waurika in 1911 and this has been her home since that time. She was united in marriage with OTIS G. CHOWNING on April 30, 1927. In early life she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband who died Aug. 31, 1937. She leaves two sons, MELVIN LEVERETT and WINFRED CHOWNING of Waurika; two brothers, BILL MIDDLETON of Waurika and CARL CADDELL now of Nowata, and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Waurika Baptist church Saturday, conducted by Rev. RALPH A. HILL with interment in the Waurika cemetery. Life had not been very kind to Bertha Chowning; she knew many of its hardships and disappointments, ill health had been a constant companion for the past several years.
Mrs. James Kieth’s Only Sister Dies
Mrs. ROBERT V. COLLINS, age 55, member of a pioneer Fort Worth family and the only sister of Mrs. JAMES L. KIETH/KEITH of Addington, who passed away Saturday, April 6, at her home in Fort Worth. Mrs. Collins lived in Fort Worth all her life and is survived by her husband, a son KIETH J. COLLINS, and daughter Miss MARGARET COLLINS, all of Fort Worth, sister Mrs. Kieth of Addington. The only brother in the family, JOHN DODD, died last October. Miss Margaret Collins taught in the Addington high school for years and her mother visited her and Mrs. Kieth here often. Funeral services were held Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Rev. ERENEST LANGENHORST officiating. Rosary was led by Msgr. JOSEPH G. O’DONOHOE Saturday at the Robertson-Mueller-Harper funeral home.
MELVIN FRANCIS HOSLER
Melvin Francis Hosler, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. HOSLER of Cox City, died April 14, following a lingering illness. He was born Aug. 31, 1921 at Portage, Penn. At age of three, he moved with his family to Sulphur, Oklahoma, later to the south part of Jefferson County. He completed the eighth grade at Oscar school then entered high school at Ryan when he was taken ill his first year and was unable to attend. He is survived by his parents, and four brothers, KENNETH, ALBERT, BILL and DON.
CARLOS MONTANDON, superintendent of the East Mountain Home school this year, will be superintendent of the Ringling schools next term. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. C. E. MONTANDON, who lived here for years.
Prof. N. B. SMITH, three years superintendent at Davidson schools, will be superintendent at Ryan next term.
Mr. and Mrs. EZRA HOOD are the parents of a son born Wednesday, welcomed by his sister, MAYBELLE.
One and Two Room Schools of County Present Good Programs
The one teacher schools of Jefferson County presented a splendid program at the Waurika high school auditorium, April 11, composed of readings and songs. Approximately 153 pupils took part in the program. Schools received superior rating: Brown’s Chapel, Major and Opie. E. B. Ranch, Holly Hill, Texas and Rocky Knob were rated good. J. L. HARRISON, pupil in the E. R. Ranch school, was rated as superior in boys’ oration. (long list of student ratings for one and two teacher schools)
Friday, April 26, 1940
ROBERT C. KIRBY
ROBERT C. KIRBY died at his home in the Terral community, Tuesday,
April 14. ROBERT CLEMENTUS KIRBY was born at Pontotoc, Missouri, Jan. 30, 1870, youngest child and only son of a family of nine children. His parents, BELEN CLEMENTUS KIRBY and KANZADA KIRBY were natives of South Carolina. Mr. Kirby was married to Miss LENA B. MOONEY in 1892 and the couple lived near Oxford, Mississippi until 1893 when they with their son CARL to Greenwood, Texas. For 13 years the family lived in the vicinities of Greenwood, Alvord and Decatur, Texas. In 1906 the family moved to Indian Territory, near Ryan, later moving to Terral. Seven children were born to them: CARL, ELDON, CLOVEY, ROBERT, EULA, Mrs. ELLIE MILLER and Mrs. GRACE BARBER. Mrs. Miller has been a teacher in the Terral schools the past 12 years. Mrs. Kirby passed away about 8 years ago. Twelve grandchildren also survive: J. C., O. B. EULA MAE, BERNA DEAN, NELDA MAE, DORIS LOUISE, ZIONZELLE, MAGADELINE, C. C. and BOBBY JOE KIRBY, and FRANCES and MAXINE BARBER. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, April 17, by Rev. ELROD of Roscoe, Texas, a former pastor of the Terral Baptist church, and Rev. SIMMONS, pastor of the Methodist church. Pallbearers; EARL, JOHN and SANFORD ROARK, EARL PHILLIPS, DOYLE CAMPBELL, and CLYDE BAKER. The flower bearers were Mrs. EARL ROARK and daughter THYRITIA, Mrs. JOHN ROARK, Mrs. ROY PEALOR, Mrs. CLYDE BAKER, and Mrs. ALVA HULLUM. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. ARTIE BILLINGSLEY and Mrs. FLOSSIE MULLINS of Oxford, Miss.
Friday, May 10, 1940
Mrs. Joseph T. Wood
Mrs. JOSEPH T. WOOD died Wednesday of last week in Waurika. Death came after months of ill health but confined to bed only the preceding five weeks. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with Rev. RALPH A. HILL officiating. Mrs. Wood was laid to rest in the family lot at the Waurika cemetery. ELLEN LEE, daughter of JAMES and MANERIVA LEE, was born at Magnolia Springs, Texas, Aug. 6, 1863 and died at the old family home northwest of Waurika May 1, 1940, age 76. Ellen Lee grew to young womanhood at Magnolia Springs and there was united in marriage with JOSEPH THORNTON WOOD, Nov. 18, 1883. The same year they moved to Comanche County, Texas. To them were born two daughters, MAMIE now Mrs. R. C. WRIGHT, with whom she made her home for years, and KATHRYN, who was Mrs. E. B. ELLIS, deceased. When the Cherokee Strip opened, the Wood family moved to Elk City where Mr. Wood had a claim. For years he was sheriff of that county and later served as deputy U. S. marshal under Colonel Nix. In 1892 the family moved back to Magnolia Springs for a time then in 1906, the family came to Jefferson County where Mr. Wood bought the ED WOODSON farm which was the family home until his death and where his widow continued to live with her daughter, Mrs. R. C. WRIGHT and Mr. Wright, living with her. In early life Mrs. Wood joined the Baptist church. She was educated at the seminary at Jasper, Texas. Of her immediate family, she is survived by her daughter Mrs. Wright; two granddaughters, Mrs. LEE ALICE ELLIS MOCK of Waurika and Mrs. KATHRYN WRIGHT HOOPER of Pampa, Texas; grandson, THORNTON J. WRIGHT of Oklahoma City, and a great-grandson, THORNTON WRIGHT Jr., and two sons-in-law, R. C. WRIGHT and E. B. ELLIS. In her father’s family, there were eight daughters and a son, all of whom preceded Mrs. Wood in death except Mrs. MARY LEE MCKENNON and Mrs. MARTHA SINGLETARY both of Kirbyville, Texas, the latter attended her sister’s funeral.
C. L. ATCISON, whose home is Eliasville, Texas and was employed as bookkeeper of the First National Bank here, will be at the First National Bank at Breckenridge, Texas. Until permanent help is employed, MARY PATTON will pinch-hit, filling the position she held for years prior to resignation in December.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. ANDERSON, children and their mother, Mrs. CORA ADAMS, with house guests, Mrs. JOSEPHINE GOBLE of Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. WYNNE BRYANT of Tulsa, went to Henrietta, Texas for dinner and the houseguests will visit their cousin, R. L. DAVIES. And family there. Mrs. JOSEPHINE GOBLE of Portland, Oregon and her sister, Mrs. WYNNE BRYANT of Tulsa came to visit their cousin, E. B. ANDERSON, and family.
Recently OSCAR SCOTT sold his 690 ranch, where he had made his home the past 20 years, to CLYDE EDGARS who bought the home place and to BRANDON Brothers who took the rest of the ranch. The Scotts are moving to town to the former E. J. LEVERETT home.
HENRY GREEN, Negro, Buried
HENRY GREEN, negro, age 75, a pioneer citizen here, died Sunday afternoon at his home from a paralytic stroke. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Mount Zion Baptist Church conducted by Rev. BURDEN, negro minister of Ardmore. Interment was in the Waurika cemetery. Henry Green was born in Texas, but came to Waurika 35 years ago and lived here continuously. He was employed by various white families for years, doing farm work. JESSE J. HUNTER looked after Henry’s needs after he became old and incapacitated for work. Henry had many friends and was respected by his people. He had been a member of the Baptist Church since childhood. He is survived by a son, ELISHA GREEN, in California, and a daughter, LOUETTA UTTERBACK, who lived with and cared for father after he failed in health. There are four grandchildren, LEWIS, ITASKA/ITASCA, JOHNNIE and ROSIE ROGERS, all of whom live here.
Among the wedding licenses: WILLIAM BRADFORD and MAXINE MATTHEWS, both of Sunset, Texas; C. D. LEATH and SYLBLE LEATH, both of Burkburnett, Texas; BLUFORD GARLINGTON and LUCILLE HUSKEY, both of Bowie, Texas; HOWARD RODEN and LENA PAWHUSKA(?), both of Wichita Falls, Texas; JOHN GARVIN of Bellevue, Texas, and MARY LOUISE BRANDON of Bowie, Texas.
Byers News by Mrs. KATHRYN RIDINGS
JOE HEASLEY of Davidson, Okla., visited his mother Mrs. WILLIE HEASLEY.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. STINE, Mrs. MARIE LEWIS, and Misses HAZEL and MARIE COOPER were in Wichita Falls.
Mrs. DESSIE MCCLENDON of Fort Worth visited her sister, Mrs. SUSIE TUCKER and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. WRIGHT.
Miss HELEN CHRISTIAN of Wichita Falls spent the weekend with her parents Mr. and Mrs. L. M. CHRISTIAN.
Misses LOVET BALCH and MOLETTA MCGAUGHEY of Amarillo attended the funeral of their grandfather, F. P. MCGAUGHEY.
Mrs. S. M. SMITH was in Electra to visit her daughter Mrs. C. E. BUSH and Mr. Bush.
Mr. and Mrs. OLAN RIDINGS and daughter YVONNE, Mrs. ROBERT ELKINS and daughter DEAN MAE were in Byers to visited Mrs. E. W. RIDINGS and Mrs. KATHRYN RIDINGS and CHARLES.
Miss HELEN CHRISTIAN was in Iowa Park.
Mesdames LAWRENCE RUSH, J. H. HUNT, and Misses PAULINE ROWE and COZART were guests of the Junior Delphian club in Henrietta.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. ROWE and daughter Miss PAULINE were in Ryan to visit Mr. and Mrs. ARNER and family.
Mrs. R. V. LIGON visited relatives in Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. CHRISTIAN, Miss HELEN CHRISTIAN, Mrs. E. W. RIDINGS, Mrs. Kathryn Ridings, and CHARLES were in Waurika.
Funeral services for RUSSELL A. ARNOLD, age 32, who died Monday in a San Angelo hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon at the First Baptist church in Byers with Rev. GEORGE THOMPSON of Panhandle, Texas, officiating, assisted by Rev. J. H. HUNT of Byers. Burial was in the Byers cemetery. Survivors include his widow, three daughters, FLORENCE, BOBBIE and ANN of Byers.
F. P. MCGAUGHEY
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon of last week at the First Baptist church in Byers for F. P. MCGAUGHEY, age 82, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. ED BALCH, Wednesday. Rev. FLOYD MCGAUGHEY of Dallas, a nephew, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Byers cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Balch of Byers and Mrs. ROSS of Temple, Okla.; two sons, HUBERT MCGAUGHEY of Byers and WEBB MCGAUGHEY of El Paso, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Grandfather of Mrs. ELI RUSH Dies
Rev. J. P. GAY, grandfather of Mrs. Eli Rush of Byers, died at his home at McLean, Texas, Thursday, April 25, after a brief illness, age 86. Rev. Gay was born in Louden, Tennessee, July 30, 1853, and came to Texas in 1873. Before moving to McLean in 1928, he was a resident of Clay County for 30 years. He was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1890 and was active for more than 37 years until he retired because of his health. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. F. E. ROBINSON, Mrs. J. S. GRAHAM, Mrs. M. W. WATKINS and Mrs. W. K. CORNETT, 25 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in McLean with Rev. TROY A. SUMMERFALL, pastor of the Baptist church, Rev. BAND of the Church of the Nazarene, and Rev. HUNT officiating. Among the relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Rush of Byers.
Ryan News by LOIS MILLER
J. B. BEARE was born March 12, 1869 in Clark County, Arkansas, and passed away at his home in Ryan, April 27, 1940. He was married to IDA A. WELLS in 1890 and to the union were born 11 children, Mrs. Beare and two children preceded him in death. Mr. Beare lived in Ryan about 30 years and was only ill a few days before his death. He was a member of the Baptist church since age 17. He is survived by four sons and five daughters, TOM BEARE of Duncan, FRED and PAUL BEARE of Ryan, BOB BEARE of Freer, Texas; Mrs. ODA DULANEY of Waurika, Mrs. LUCILLE GARRISON of Ryan, Mrs. HAZEL HUNT of Duncan, Mrs. MABLE SIMS of Chickasha and Mrs. DIXIE POINDEXTER of Lawton. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, April 28, with Rev. CAROLS BERLY of the Baptist church officiating, assisted by Rev. JOHN HULCEY of the Nazarene church.
Friday May 17, 1940
N. F. Surface
From Falfurrias, Texas, paper, Falfurrias Facts:
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 7, at Brazoria, Texas, for N. S. SURFACE, age 95, pioneer Brooks County landowner, who died Monday, Mary 6, at his home a few miles north of this city after an illness of three weeks. A Civil War veteran in the Union Army, Mr. Surface is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. IDA MAY RUNNELLS of Brazoria; two sons, J. W. SURFACE of Lyndon, Kansas and C. A. SURFACE of Waurika, Oklahoma. He was born Feb. 23, 1845 at Eaton, Ohio, and moved to Kansas in 1969 when that territory was first opened for settlement under U. S. Land patents. In 1910 he came to South Texas and purchased a farm near La Gloria but did not move his residence here until about 8 years ago. A few weeks, the aged veteran fell and suffered internal injuries. He was one of the few remaining Civil War veterans in South Texas who attended the final reunion at Gettysburg two years ago.
JAMES MARTIN WAY
James Martin Way, pioneer Waurikan, died here Friday night after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at the tabernacle at the Waurika cemetery, Sunday afternoon, with Rev. M. V. PRESTIDGE, Baptist minister of Addington, officiating, life long friend of the family, assisted by Rev. COY M. SPENCE of Waurika. Mr. Way was born at Willhollow, South Carolina, Aug. 18, 1869, and died at Waurika, May 10, 1940, age 70. Mr. Way moved to Texas in early live and lived at Mineral Wells for some time.
He came to Waurika in 1919. Mr. Way was first married to Miss FRONIA GUNTER and to this union were born five children. The first Mrs. Way died and Mr. Way later married Mrs. FLORA DILLARD and to this union seven children were born. Surviving are Mrs. Flora Way; four children of the first marriage, Mrs. LILLIE REYNOLDS of Duncan, SAM WAY of Detroit, Michigan, JIM and JOE WAY of Waurika; children of the second marriage, GRANVILLE WAY of Oklahoma City, MAY, DOLLIE, ANDY, JACK, and MARIE of Waurika; stepson ANDY DILLARD of Waurika, a sister Mrs. LIZZIE HARRISON of Mineral Wells, Texas. Two children, JULIUS and JERRY, preceded their father in death. A step-daughter, Mrs. WINFREE DILLARD, died years ago. Mr. Way was a member of the Baptist Church and the Woodmen of the World.
Louis Matthews, age 12, passed away at the Waurika hospital following surgery for a ruptured appendix. Funeral services were held Thursday morning by the Apostolic Mission conducted by the pastor, Rev. THOMAS S. BROWN with interment in the Waurika cemetery. The tragedy of Louis’s death is that for a long time, he has been the head of the family, consisting of his mother, Mrs. LYDA CROSS, and a little half-brother, because his mother is blind. Louis has been the eyes for her and did all the errands and carried most of the responsibility that would have normally been hers. He was ambitious in school, anxious to finish that he might make a living for his mother and little half-brother.
Mrs. MILDRED FULTON
Two little children, STEVE FULTON, age 3 and DOROTHY FULTON, age 4, are asking for their mother, TOMMIE FULTON, age 10, understands and grieves, while the 4 months old brother, LEO BROWNING, has no concerns with it. MILDRED CHANDLER FULTON passed away Tuesday night, in ill health for nearly a year, double pneumonia came with suddenness. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church of which she was a life-long member. Rev. CLAY O. OAKES, the pastor, officiated, assisted by Rev. G. LYLE SMITH, family friend. Interment was in the Waurika cemetery. MILDRED FRANCES CHANDLER, only child of Mr. and Mrs. T. N. CHANDLER, pioneer citizens here, was born May 27, 1909. Finishing high school here, she attended the Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha, a term at O.U. and a year at Kidd-Key College (Sherman, Texas?). On Aug. 4, 1928, she was united in marriage with FLOYD LEE FULTON, who, with their four children and her parents, comprise the immediate family…
Miss BERTA NUTT
Miss Berta Nutt died Tuesday. Funeral services were held in the Waurika Baptist church Thursday afternoon conducted by her pastor, Rev. RALPH A. HILL. Interment was in the Waurika cemetery. Miss SARAH BERTA NUTT, daughter of D. M. and MATTIE MALLETT NUTT, was born in Iola, Texas. Her father died when she was five years old, then she, her mother and two sisters, ALLIE and WILLA, went to Perryton, Texas to make their home with Mrs. Nutt’s father, HOWELL MALLETT. Later Mrs. Nutt married W. P. SHIPP at Perryton and they brought the family to Dallas, later to Addington. When Mr. Shipp was elected county attorney of Jefferson County, they moved to Waurika. Miss Nutt attended University of Texas, Southern Methodist University, and received here degree at North Texas Teachers College at Denton in 1923. For 12 years, she taught at the high school of Bowie, Texas, until her health failed five years ago, then made her home in Waurika, active in Baptist church work. She underwent major surgery at Salida, Colorado, last summer and spent the past winter at the home of her brother, BYRON SHIPP at Salida, then was brought home to be cared to by her mother and sisters, Miss EMMALYNNE SHIPP of the home, and Mrs. T. J. MCGUIRE of Nocona, Texas. Immediate relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. ALLIE HANLIN and BYRON SHIPP of Salida, Colorado, Mrs. T. J. MCGUIRE of Nocona, Texas, Miss LILLIAN SHIPP of Sapulpa, and two uncles, G. N. and F. M. MALLETT of Texhoma.
Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. G. A. Muller
J. R. DULANEY and daughter NANCY of Ardmore visited his mother Mrs. NANNIE DULANEY.
Mr. and Mrs. FRANK WYNN of Madill visited Mr. and Mrs. SIDNEY ROLLS and Mrs. ANNIE JERNIGAN.
Miss KATHLEEN WALLACE, a music instructor in the Denison, Texas schools, spent the weekend with her parents Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES WALLACE.
Guests of Mrs. S. H. WALLACE were her son, LESTER and family of Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. BASIL DULANEY and daughter MARIE of Denison, Texas, and Miss GWENDOLYN DULANEY, a student at O.U., were guests of their parents Mr. and Mrs. J. P. DULANEY.
Miss FAY WATTS of Ardmore was a guest at the Cornish Children’s Home.
Mr. and Mrs. CECIL FLANARY and children of Healdton, Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE WOOD of Wichita Falls were guests of their mother, Mrs. AVO HARWELL.
Mr. and Mrs. BERT DILLION were guests of their daughter Mrs. LEE MCBRIDE and family in west Texas.
Mrs. SUSIE KIDWELL of Oklahoma visited Mrs. L. B. JACKSON Sr.
LYLE GAFEL, student at O. U. visited his brother, RAYMOND.
PATRICIA GAY of Wilson visited the Ringling schools.
Mr. and Mrs. LESTER TRIPP and JEAN were Sunday guests of Mrs. Tripp’s parents Mr. and Mrs. P. B. TURNER of the Claypool community.
ASHLEY HODGES of Ardmore visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. WALTER HODGES.
Mrs. BESSIE MORRIS and three sons left for Aurora, Missouri, to spend the summer. This will be the first time in 20 years she had visited her old home.
Miss ANNA KATHERINE SWINNEY, O.U. student, and Miss MARTHA RUTH GARNER, student at Southeastern State Teachers College at Durant, visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. A. C. SWINNEY and Mr. and Mrs. E. C. GARNER.
COLBERT HACKLER of Pauls Valley spent Mother’s Day with his parents Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES HACKLER.
KATHERYNE KELLEY, Ringling high school student, fell Monday while skating near the high school and fractured a leg.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CUMMINS, formerly of Ringling, now of Santa Fe, New Mexico, announce the birth of a son, JAMES BEECHER, born April 30.
Misses ALMA CUMMINS and NORENE VICKERY, teachers in the Cornish school, presented their students in an operetta Sunday evening.
Mrs. WALTER ROSE was hostess to the Cornish Mutual Benefit Club at her home with nine members present.
The first grade pupils of Mrs. W. E. HAMMONDS enjoyed a picnic at the country home of a classmate, JACK WILSON.
Funeral services were conducted at the Ringling Baptist church Monday afternoon, May 13, with the local pastor, Rev. C. O. BIGBIE, for WILSON SESSUMS, who died at his home here Sunday, May 13, after two years’ illness. He was 79 years old, born in Texas, but resided in this section of Oklahoma for 60 years. He was a long time member of the Baptist church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. CARRIE BOMAN of Mountain Park and Miss WILLIE SESSUMS of Ringling; two brothers, DAN SESSUMS of Ringling and BUNK SESSUMS of Littlefield, Texas; one sister Mrs. MATTIE STEPP of Ringling; and other relatives. Interment was at Bowman/Bomar Point cemetery near Wilson.
Mrs. GEORGE POWELL and little daughter visited Mrs. R. C. HATCHER.
Mr. and Mrs. BOB CAMPBELL visited the F. ROWE home at Hastings.
CHARLES KAUERAUF has been painting his residence.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. BEAVERS of the E. B. Ranch vicinity visited Mrs. T. V. DRUMMOND of Hastings.
OSCAR SCOTT and family, who have lived in our vicinity many years, sold their ranch and moved to Waurika.
Mr. and Mrs. HADON WELCH visited the ELMER MORRIS home.
Friday, May 25, 1940
Four Waurika Girls Get Degrees at O.C.W.
Four Waurika girls will be among the seniors graduating at the Oklahoma College for Women: Miss EMMA ELIZABETH GRESHAM, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. GRESHAM, a B. S. in commerce; Miss BEULAH HALL, daughter of F. H. HALL of Phillips, Texas, a B. A. in psychology and philosophy; Miss THELMA LOUISE LARGENT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. LARGENT, a degree in music education; Miss DOROTHY MAXINE SURFACE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. SURFACE, a degree in music education.
Deed More Than Half Century Old
In digging through some old papers recently, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. WIGLEY came across a deed for land made out to his father, F. M. WIGLEY, dated Jan. 31, 1885 and recorded Feb. 2, 1885. The tract consisted of 328 acres 10 miles from Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas, and the deed was from F. M. CLARY and wife ELIZAH, to F. M. WIGLEY, for $5,000.… FRANK WIGLEY, who is named for his grandfather, FRANCIS MARION WIGLEY, falls heir to the deed due to being his grandfather’s namesake, and thus having a sort of prior lien on the document. FRANCIS MARION WIGLEY, FRANCIS MARION CLARY and FRANCIS MARION IVY were all neighbors and friends in Texas. F. M. Ivy, father of our HARLEY IVY, moved to Jefferson County. Both he and F. M. Wigley have grandsons carrying on the Francis Marion name. Francis Marion Ivy is better known as Red Ivy.
T. N. Chandler
T. N. ‘NEWT’ CHANDLER, pioneer Waurika citizen, died at his home here Thursday morning. Mr. Chandler had been in ill health for years and suffered a stroke last week. The death of his daughter, Mrs. MILDRED FULTON on Tuesday of last week, was a shock to him. Mr. Chandler came to Waurika in the pioneer days and for 32 ½ years, he carried the mail on one of the rural routes, retiring April 30, 1938 on account of ill health. Mrs. Chandler and four grandchildren are the only survivors of the immediate family.
Among the marriage licenses: CLAUDE SIMS and AUDA FAYE DOLLAR, both of Iowa Park, Texas; JOE E. DIKE and JANE RUTH SCHIAM of Ringgold, Texas; L. W. HALEY and THELMA MORRIS both of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Friday, May 31, 1940
Mrs. Joe Rich Was Grandmother at 29
Mrs. JOE RICH evidently holds the record for young grandmothers in this section, she was a grandmother at age of 29. The granddaughter EVELYN ANN EDWARDS of Ryan was born to her daughter Mrs. IDABEL EDWARDS, three year ago when Mrs. Rich was 29 years 6 months old. Evelyn Ann’s mother was 14 years old when she was born and Mrs. Rich was 15 when the baby’s mother was born to her. Little Evelyn Jane has grandmothers, Mrs. Rich and Mrs. BERT EDWARDS, four great-grandmothers, and a great-great-grandmother who passed away six months ago.
JAMES W. BIFFLE
James W. Biffle passed away Friday night at St. Anthony’s Hospital at Oklahoma City. There was a brief service at the Street & Draper Funeral Home by Dr. NEWELL CRAIN, personal friend and pastor with music from St. John’s Church where Mr. and Mrs. Biffle had their membership after moving to the city. The body was brought to Waurika at the Morris funeral home chapel to lie in state until the funeral Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church of Waurika Rev. MCCONNELL, pastor, opening the services followed by Rev. DORSEY KELLY, present pastor of St. John’s, with NEWELL CRAIN, bringing the final message. Mr. and Mrs. Biffle were the parents of 11 children, a daughter, RUBY BIFFLE GROOMS having passed away. Surviving children are Mrs. JOHN BROWN of Cox City, Mrs. ALLEN WRIGHT of Chicago, Mrs. LANG KING of Gallup, N. M., Mrs. CHARLES GALE of Shawnee, JOHN BIFFLE of Tallon, Nevada, Mrs. FLOYD CONTWAY of Altus, Mrs. H. R. ALEXANDER of Duncan, Mrs. EARL C. MORRIS, VIRGIL BIFFLE, and JIMMIE BIFFLE, all of Waurika. There are 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, JIMMIE, MARY JANET, and VIRGINIA MARGARET BROWN and NANCY JEAN HATLEY…
In November 1899, Mr. and Mrs. Biffle came to Pickens County, Indian Territory and settled on a ranch at Grady. In 1912 Mr. Biffle was elected Jefferson County sheriff and the family moved to Waurika. Later he raised stock and farmed. In 1934 Mr. Biffle was elected police officer at the State Capitol which office he filled until Monday night of last week when he was stricken with a heart attack, just after he and Mrs. Biffle returned from a reception given at the St. John’s Methodist Church at Oklahoma City for a new pastor.
T. N. Chandler
NEWT CHANDLER passed away Thursday of last week. He left his wife and four little grandchildren, and a son-in-law, F. L. FULTON of Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Christian Church of which he had long been a member, conducted by Rev. G. LYLE SMITH, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. CLAY O. OAKES of the Presbyterian Church. Interment was in the Waurika cemetery by his daughter Mildred Fulton. T. N. Chandler, known as Newt of Chan, was born at Maysville, Georgia, June 27, 1877, son of FRANCES and THOMAS CHANDLER, made his home with them until he was grown and came to Leesburg, Texas to visit a sister, and never went back to Georgia, even for a visit. At Leesburg, he met and married Miss VICTORIA CARLOCK, known as Vicky or Mama, at LaVada, Texas, on Feb. 17, 1902. In 1903 they left Texas and came to Waurika. In 1905 Newt was one of the first rural mail carriers, active until 1938 when he resigned due to ill health. He is also survived by three sisters and three brothers, none of whom were able to attend the funeral. Relatives in attendance: Mrs. CLIFF MCELROY and Mr. and Mrs. TURNER SHARP of Tulsa; Mrs. CLYDE COOPER of Atoka, Mrs. V. S. SCOGGINS and Mrs. H. E. MCELROY of Denison, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. C. L. SELVEDGE of Ardmore, Mr. and Mrs. GUY HENDERSON of Duncan, F. L. FULTON of Oklahoma City, Mrs. A. F. BORDNER of Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. W. H. POWELL of Lawton, the last two friends of Mrs. Chandler.
J. H. Carter
J. H. CARTER passed away last Saturday at the home of his son, BIRK, 3 1/1 miles northwest of Waurika, age 80. Funeral services were held Monday at the Baptist Church of Waurika, conducted by Rev. RALPH A. HILL, with interment in the Waurika cemetery in the family lot. JAMES HENRY CARTER was born in Cumblin(?) County, Kentucky, Jan. 31, 1860. When he was 18, he left Kentucky for Sinclair County, Missouri, near Flower City, where he met and married Miss NANCY C. SUITOR. To them were born eight children. A daughter died in infancy and a son was killed in an oil field explosion at Port Arthur, Texas, Jan. 1924. In 1906, the family moved to near Waurika which vicinity has been the family home since. Five years after coming here, Mrs. Carter died of a heart attack, leaving Mr. Carter with seven children, the youngest, JACK, a baby. For eight years, at one time, he with sons DALLAS and JACK lived together… Mr. Carter is survived by the following sons and daughters, J. B. and DALLAS of Waurika, Mrs. ALTA CARLTON of Waco, Texas, Mrs. FRATIE COOPER of Panama, Okla., MELVIN CARTER of Oklahoma City, and JACK CARTER of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. W. F. HILL of Eddy, Texas, and Mrs. DEEDIE NELSON of Troy, Texas.
News from Terral by Mrs. J. H. PEALOR
F. M. HARE Dies
F. M. HARE passed away Wednesday afternoon. He had been in ill health for some time. Mr. Hare was born 61 years ago in Comanche County, Texas, and departed this life May 22, 1940. H married Miss MALISSE ROGERS and to this union two children were born, one died infancy, and the other, GEORGE HARE of Terral. Mr. Hare was a member of the Terral Methodist Church and lived in and around Terral about 25 years. He is survived by his wife, son GEORGE of Terral, and five grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. SAM MILLER and Mrs. MONT ESTES of Terral; six brothers, ALONZO HARE of Chico, Texas, JESSE HARE of Carlsbad, N. M., DALLAS HARE of Throckmorton, Texas, MARTIN HARE of Clayton, N. M., JIM HARE of Tulsa and RODO HARE of Ryan. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Terral cemetery by Rev. A. F. DUKE of Marlow, assisted by Rev. J. P. SIMMONS of Terral.
Miss JEAN SHIPLEY became the bride of OWEN EWING, now of Amber, former teacher in the Terral schools, on Sunday evening at Amber. The vows were exchanged at the Methodist Church at Amber after which a reception was held at the home of the bride’s sister. Mrs. Ewing is a graduate of the Oklahoma College for Women.
Mrs. J. H. PEALOR received a letter from Mrs. O. R. LEWIS of Randle, Washington, about the death of Mrs. ORA STINNETT, nee Miss ORA CHILCOAT, at her home in Puyallup, Washington. Mrs. Stinnett has many relatives here.
Ringling and Cornish
WILLIAM P. MANN
William P. Mann passed away at his home here early Tuesday morning, May 21, ate age of 86 year, 11 months and 3 days. He was active until 8 months ago when he was bed-stricken. He was born at Independence, Missouri, but had resided in Oklahoma many years. He moved to Ringling from Walters about 15 years ago. Two wives preceded him in death. Survivors include his present wife, Mrs. MATTIE MANN; there children by the first union, Mrs. HELEN SHROEDER of Troup, Texas, GEORGE MANN of Overton, Texas, and CHRIS MANN of Gardenville, Texas, one son of this union, FRANCIS MANN died in France during the War; NELLIE MANN, a daughter of the second union, of Troup, Texas, and three sisters also survive. Funeral services were held at the Ringling Baptist Church Wednesday, may 22, by the pastor, Rev. C. O. BIGBIE, assisted by Rev. J. W. ODEN of the local Methodist church. He was a member of the Baptist Church since age of 13. Interment was at Walters.
Miss MARY DE VERE HARRIS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. TOM HARRIS of Ringling, graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women with a B. A. in English.
Mr. and Mrs. BILL MOORE have a new daughter, DONNA FAYE MOORE, born Saturday in the Waurika hospital. Mrs. Moore is the former Miss FAYE COLLINS of Ringling. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. A. G. COLLINS and Mr. and Mrs. GROVER MOORE of Ringling, first grandchild in the Moore family and third grandchild in the Collins family.
Mrs. R. A. BALDWIN of West Liberty, Kentucky, and her daughter, Mrs. H. L. GENTRY of Jackson, Michigan, arrived to visit Mrs. Baldwin’s brother, J. S. COLE and family. Mr. Gentry was called to Arizona on business and will return here so the family will attend graduation exercises at Ward Belmont College at Nashville, Tennessee, where their daughter Miss WINALEE GENTRY will graduate.
With every one, more or less, jittery about the war new, Mrs. M. F. WALSH has good cause to be in Waurika because of relatives in the war zone. Her sisters, Miss JANE and Miss CATHERINE WALSH live at Essex, England, where bombing is reported and a brother, ARTHUR ELWOOD, is in London, other relatives in Ireland.
Mrs. F. E. WATKINS left for Easton, Pennsylvania, to visit her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. BOLTON LOVE.
Mr. and Mrs. DON MORRISON of Dallas were here to attend the funeral of her grandfather, J. W. BIFFLE.
Miss MOLLIE WHITE left for Winnebago, Minnesota, to spend two months with her brother, W. F. WHITE and her sister Mrs. THEODORE RYNEARSON. The Rynearson home is near a running stream of water, where Miss White intends to do some fishing.
Friday, June 7, 1940
Rev. I. W. ARCHER
Rev. I. W. Archer, former pastor of the Baptist church at Hastings, died at the home of his on, J. M. ARCHER at Austin, Texas, Sunday, June 2. Definite arrangements for the funeral were awaiting word from a son in Oregon, but burial will be at Caddo, Oklahoma.
HOWARD ANDREWS in Shreveport
Howard Andrews, who is ‘sailing down’ the Red and Mississippi Rivers in a kayak made by himself, writes his parents Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE ANDREWS of this city, that he was in Shreveport, Louisiana Wednesday of this week, making an average of six miles per hour. It will take him two more weeks to reach Mississippi. He had to walk and carry his boat across a log jam at the Denison, Texas dam. Howard, who spent this past year with Mrs. BEESOM GRANTHAM and attended Duncan high school, is 18 years old and out making the trip for the thrill of it. His boat is named ‘Youth of Duncan’ and he figures he was well provide financially for the trip, he saved $10 for the trip.
Miss MYRTLE DYE of Oklahoma City was a guest of her cousin, DILLARD DYE, and Mrs. Dye. Mrs. Dye accompanied her guest to Fort Worth and visited her cousin, Dr. SYDNEY PRICE.
Mrs. LAURA SMITH, who has been in Pueblo, Colorado, with her daughter, Mrs. D. E. BLAY and family, returned home and was met by her son, A. G. SMITH of Davis and accompanied him home. She left Tuesday for Greenville, Texas, to visit relatives.
Mrs. TOM CUBINE and daughter, Mrs. CLENTE BEVITORI and little son, CLENTE ALBERT, and Misses ANITA and LEONA ELDER and ABBY LOUISE WOOD drove to Ryan to visit Mrs. JOSIE CRAIG at the Ryan hospital. They were accompanied home by Mrs. MAGGIE WALLS, mother of Mrs. Cubine, who will visit here.
FUZZY FOWLER and SHOTGUN LEVERETT left on the Rock Island freight train for points west, hoping to reach California and find jobs. At San Jose, they have friends ‘who will feed us for a few days.’ JESSE VANBEBBER gave them a lift to the freight yards.
Dr. and Mrs. D. B. COLLINS had all their children and grandchildren home last week, including Mr. and Mrs. G. V. DENNIS and daughters, Miss KALITA VON and HELEN of Broken Arrow and Mr. and Mrs. BRUCE COLLINS and daughter CHERRY of Lexington, Kentucky. The Dennis family will be at Norman where he enter O.U. and the Collins family left for Lexington to attend the summer term there.
Mrs. P. W. DENNEY and Mr. and Mrs. EDRIC DENNEY and three children drove to Springtown, Texas, to enjoy the annual reunion. The Denneys were accompanied home by her sister, Mrs. HUGH DAVIS of Weatherford who visited here.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. NELSON made their annual pilgrimage to Enid for Memorial Day where her parents, Judge and Mrs. J. B. ROBERTS are buried. They were guests of her brothers, BERT ROBERTS and Mrs. Roberts at Waukomis and MAX ROBERTS and his family at Newkirk. Max has a furniture store at Newkirk, one at Winfield, Kansas and a third at Ponca City, so they visited there and enjoyed a visit at Winfield with Miss TAD JOHNSTON, formerly of Waurika.
Miss KATHLEEN GRUNDY of Healdton came to join her cousin, Miss EULA BENNETT of Central City, Kentucky, to visit at the home of Kathleen’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. SAM GRUNDY.
Dr. ELGIN E. GROSECLOSE, an economist with the U. S. Treasury in Washington, D. C., visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. M. C. GROSECLOSE here. He attended the O.U. reunion of the class 20 years ago.
Mrs. GEORGE THOMPSON was called to Duncan Monday by the death of J. E. BURBA’S father, FOSTER BURBA, who died at the Burba home Sunday. Funeral services were held at Tuttle Monday afternoon with interment there. Mr. Burba is survived by three sons and two daughters. He was a pioneer of the Tuttle vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. G. N. PENTECOST of Phoenix, Arizona, who visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. H. M. BEAVERS of the Independence community, left for Galveston to attend the National Convention of Insurers. En route home they will visit Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES LINDSEY at Amarillo, Texas. They visited her brothers, OLAN and JACK BEAVERS and their families. BILLIE JEAN BEAVERS accompanied them to Durant where she will visit.
Friday, June 14, 1940
Man Is Identified
The finger print system and the diligent work of local officers are responsible for the identification of a man killed by a switch engine at the local Rock Island yards, Friday morning of last week. His name was found to be L. B. MATTHEWS and his parents and other relatives were located near Chico, Texas, Tuesday, by Mayor Largent and Sheriff Berry. When the body of Matthews was found in the yards, he had almost no marks of identification about him. He had a small paper sack in his pockets which showed he had recently stopped a the St. Francis Hotel in Fort Worth, but it was worthless for identification because he registered under an assumed name. NEWT LEWIS, city policeman, and BOB BERRY, sheriff, had fingerprints taken and sent to Washington for identification. Matthews had been picked up some time ago at Sweetwater, Texas, for investigation. Berry and Largent went to Chico, Texas, and located Mr. and Mrs. W. B. MATTHEWS, parents of the dead man, who were preparing to go to Fort Worth to locate their son. Matthews and his brother had gone to Fort Worth to get some parts for a car. The parts were obtained and the brother returned home but Matthews stayed, expected home the next day…
Waurika Girl and Two Men Are Hijacked
Miss NINA SNIPES, BILL SPRADLING, and JACK SIMS, all of Waurika, were victims of a hijacking early Wednesday morning on Hwy 81 between Addington and Comanche…..
Friday, June 21, 1940
Mrs. J. C. HINES
Mrs. J. C. HINES, age 64, who had lived for the past 17 years on a ranch 14 miles east of Addington, died Monday night of cancer of the liver, after a year’s illness, the last four months bedridden. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Morris funeral home chapel by Rev. S. DICKEY, family friend, with interment in the Waurika cemetery. EMILY FAYNOR HINES, daughter of WILLIAM HENRY and SALLY ROGERS NORWELL, was born Jan. 15, 18(?print), in Izzard County, Arkansas, near Batesville. She moved with her family to Hill County, Texas and was married to JOHN HINES Dec. 31, 1896. The family lived in Jefferson County for the past (?print) years. She is survived by her husband, three sons (dark print…).
A. W. ‘DUB’ BENNETT
A. W. Bennett, known as Dub, died Tuesday evening of last week from a heart attack at his home 3 miles north of Claypool. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. JNO. A. BENNETT, born near Hugo Aug. 27, 1919, living there until Dec. 28, 1926 when the family moved to Empire City and in 1933 the family moved to the place where they live now. A. W. graduated from Claypool Consolidated high school in 1938, outstanding basketball player. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett referred to their children as ‘a half dozen boys’ as there were no girls in the family. Due to his weak heart, which started bothering him in the last year of high school, he had to miss the class trip to Carlsbad Caverns. His brother ROY, who finished high school the same year, brought him souvenirs of the trip. Funeral services wee held at the Waurika Baptist church Wednesday afternoon by Rev. STEWART DICKEY of Claypool officiating with interment in the Waurika cemetery. Survivors include his parents, five brothers, OBED, THURMAN, DALE and EMMETT all of near Claypool and ROY BENNETT of Ardmore. There are aunts and uncles, among those who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. A. G. BENNETT of Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. LEE BENNETT of Orr; a cousin, VIRGINIA BENNETT of Duncan. Pallbearers were CLAUD TURNER Jr., GLEN LOCKWOOD, DON PAUL COLLINS, MARVIN DAVIS, all of Claypool, GORDON THOMPSON and KENNETH HILL of Ardmore.
Miss MABEL SULLIVAN, who lived here with her parents Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD SULLIVAN for years, then the family moved to Lawton, and DOYLE FINNIGAN, son of Mrs. IDA FINNIGAN of Lawton, were married Saturday evening at the First Baptist Church with Rev. OREN C. REID officiating. Miss MAE MARGUERITE SEPHENS were ELDON ENGLISH were the attendants. Both are graduates of Lawton high school and she attended Cameron College, now employed as assistant bookkeeper for Buck Turner Motor Co. and he is employed at the local S. H. Kress Store.
R. H. HYDE was called to Seville, Ohio Thursday of last week by the death of his father. Mr. Hyde was picked here by his brother, DERWIN HYDE, who is an instructor at Randolph Field, Texas, as they went from here to Anadarko for Mrs. BILL KARTY, nee Miss EVELYN HYDE, who made the trip with them.
Miss THELMA LOUISE LARGENT and Miss ELIZABETH GRANTHAM went Chickasha to attend the wedding of Miss CLARICE LAFLIN of that city and MAURICE WILLIAM REX of San Antonio, Texas, at the Holy Name Catholic Church.
Mrs. HAROLD NICHOLS and sons VAN NORVEL and GARY LEE of Amarillo, Texas, visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. G. W. EDWARDS while Mr. Nichols was in Ohio. The Nichols, whose home has been in California for years, are finding it difficulty to adjust themselves to Amarillo.
Mrs. H. M. DAVIS and daughters Miss MARY and little DIANNE, the formers niece’s Mrs. MILDRED BUCHANON, all of Oklahoma City, were victims of an automobile accident on their return home after a visit with home folks in Terral.
N. E. WEAVER had a pleasant surprise Sunday when his cousin, JOE WEAVER, Mrs. Weaver, and their son PENN and his wife, all of Oklahoma City, came to visit. Mr. Weaver and his cousin were reared in Center, Cherokee County, Alabama, grew up there together, but had not met in 50 years, and despite Joe Weaver having lived in Oklahoma City long enough to be retired street car conductor. They found each other through their old hometown paper, the Coosa River News, in which a letter N. E. Weaver wrote from here was recently printed. N. E. Weaver’s parents came to Texas in 1897 and he came to Oklahoma in 1907.
Friends here had word that Mr. and Mrs. ED HOLZENKAMP, who lived south of Waurika for years and sold their farm year ago to move to Arkansas, had sold their property in Arkansas, contemplating a move to Oklahoma or perhaps Wichita Falls, Texas where they have relatives.
From A. J. HAYNES of Peoria, Illinois comes a subscription renewal to the News-Democrat and an interesting letter about the family who lived here for years. Mr. Haynes says they like Peoria better than St. Louis, he has a swell job. Mrs. Haynes just returned from a visit to Amarillo, Texas with their daughter MARY JANE and son LOVELL. Lovell is an orderly in the new Veterans Hospital at Amarillo, one of the lucky 25 out of 5000 applicants for jobs.
Byers News by Mrs. KATHRYN RIDINGS
MAUDINA MAY and FAYE RUTH HARDING of Amarillo, Texas, visited Faye Ruth’s parents Mr. and Mrs. GUY HARDING and family.
Miss FLOY EVELYN RIDDLES of Petrolia visited MARY RUTH HENDERSON.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. WHITEHEAD of Centralia, Illinois, came to visit her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. R. HENDERSON and family.
Mrs. DAISY DOWLIN of Bonham, Texas, visited her niece, Mrs. J. B. ALLEN and family.
Mrs. ALLARD SHIELDS of Henrietta visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. R. HENDERSON.
Mrs. NEVA OATS of Bonham, Texas, visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. S. ALLEN.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. HENDERSON and Miss BILLIE JEAN YARBROUGH left to visit relatives at Dallas.
Misses EVELYN BRAMMER, ALEENE FOSTER, EDITH, MURIEL, and LANELLE HUNDLEY, MARY RUTH HENDERSON, ESTER GLYNN BIGGERSTAFF, and GLORIA GRUNDY enjoyed a show at Wichita Falls.
CARROL CHOICE left for the CCC camp at Grand Junction, Colorado.
Mrs. H. D. VAUGHTER Sr. and Mrs. HIRAM VAUGHTER were in Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. WAYNE CHRISTIAN and daughter of Bedford visited his brother L. M. CHRISTIAN and family here.
Mrs. J. C. HOLCOMB of Galveston, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. DUBOIS and family of Petrolia visited the L. M. CHRISTIAN home.
W. M. WHITEHEAD underwent an operation in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Mrs. MABLE JAMES and mother Mrs. SHOCKLEY left to visit relatives in Holiday, Texas.
Mrs. L. M. CHRISTIAN was in Wichita Falls and Miss HELEN CHRISTIAN returned with her.
Mr. and Mrs. DALE LAWRENCE was in Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN ALLEN of Henrietta visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. S. ALLEN.
Miss MURIEL GIST of Charlie visited Miss MARY LEE WARREN.
Mrs. HAZEL ALLEN left for her home in La Crescenta, California after visiting her mother Mrs. LOVING and her sister Mrs. NAT FLEMING.
Mr. and Mrs. ELEM SNODGRASS of Olney visited relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. HENDERSON visited their daughter Mrs. ALLARD SHIELDS in Henrietta.
Mrs. HOMER HENDERSON and children and Mrs. W. M. WHITEHEAD were in Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. CHRISTIAN visited her father, JIM HATCHER of Henrietta.
Rev. and Mrs. J. H. HUNT visited her sister Mrs. JOHN BAKER of Gene, Texas.
Miss DOROTHY MAE WRIGHT returned from the Epworth League Assembly at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Mrs. CHAD HAMILTON and son of Lawton came to visit her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. A. GAINOUS.
Mrs. JOHN LOWERY and daughter LETA MAE and Miss DOROTHY HOPKINS of Wichita Falls, and Miss PEGGY LOWERY of Henrietta visited Mrs. ONIE HOPKINS.
Mrs. J. E. MARSHALL, teacher of the T. E. L. Sunday school class and president of the Baptist Missionary Society, was presented with a miscellaneous shower at the home of Mrs. R. D. HUGHES in appreciation of her service in the church. Refreshments were served to 21 members. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall are leaving for Jayton, Texas, where he has a better position with the Wichita Valley Railway Co.
Funeral services were held for JOHN WHITFIELD DUNN, June 10, at the Methodist Church directed by L. Y. HERRIN. Rev. ALLEN HARVEY-BROOKS, pastor, officiated, assisted by Mr. Dunn’s pastor, Rev. ANDERSON of Wichita Falls. Mr. Dunn was born in May 1874 in Tennessee. He married Miss MAY DARNELL and to this union one daughter was born. He was a railway engineer until his health failed and he had to retire. He moved to Wichita Falls some years ago where he lived at time of his death. He was united with the Methodist Church in early life. He leaves his wife, daughter Mrs. FLOYD DAFVIS, both of Wichita Falls, and other relatives. Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. EVA O’RORAK and daughter EVELYN of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. DARNELL of Jericho, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. FRED MCNEELEY of Frederick, Okla.
Ryan News by LOIS MILLER
Mrs. DALE MORROW of Terral visited here and attended a shower given for her sister Mrs. WILSON HUNT in the home of Mrs. W. A. MORROW.
Mr. and Mrs. RASTUS CAIN and family, who have been making their home in Marlow, visited the CARL CAIN family here.
BILLY ROY SOUTHARD of Irving community visited his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. R. H. MILLER.
Mr. and Mrs. PHILLIP DETRICK of Stoneburg, Texas, visited his brother ANDREW DETRICK here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. JONES of Stoneburg, Texas, visited here.
News from Terral by Mrs. J. H. PEALOR
Mrs. ED ZACHARY and baby of Grandfield visited here.
Mr. and Mrs. IVY of Schulenburg, Texas visited their son, LEON IVY, and family.
L. J. IVY, employed by the Magnolia Petroleum Co., has been transferred to Marquez, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. D. L. SCHWARTZ and ANDREW SCHWARTZ were in Lubbock, Texas, accompanied by Mrs. ERNEST ELLIS and daughter, who joined her husband there where he is employed.
Mr. and Mrs. GAIL PHILLIPS and son of Nocona were in Graham, Okla., and came by Terral to visit Mr. and Mrs. TOM MCKINLEY. They were accompanied by Miss DOROTHY MCKINLEY who will spend this week with them.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. HICKMAN and daughter VADENE went to Rush
Springs where their son, J. L. HICKMAN, is in the CCC camp, soon to be transferred to Colorado.
Miss DIXIE EDWARDS of Denison, Texas, visited Miss GERALDINE BURROW.
Friday, June 28, 1940
WILKES KING, a resident of the Chickasaw Nation near Atlee in the 1890’s, and a Kiowa-Comanche homesteader in 1901, was born Oct. 27, 1875 at Columbia, Missouri. His father was HENRY CLAY KING and his mother’s maiden name was ELIZA FICKLIN. He was the fourth child in a family of seven children. They are JIM KING, deceased; Mrs. C. P. STONE of Waurika, Mrs. ANNIE GREEN, deceased; Mrs. MAGGIE GOINS, deceased, MILLER KING of Waurika and Mrs. OSCAR STOVALL of Ryan.
Henry Clay King migrated with his family from Columbia, Missouri to Texas in 1876, when his son, WILKES, was one year old. The family took all their property in two covered wagons. They followed the Old Texas Trail across Indian Territory, and crossed Red River at Denison, Texas. After traveling about 21 days, the family stopped at Keller, Texas, a small town northeast of Fort Worth in Tarrant County. Having been among the first settlers in this vicinity, they experience the hardships of pioneer life.
June 10, 1893, his mother died and having an older sister, Mrs. C. P. STONE, who was living at Butcher Knife, now Atlee, in Pickens County, Indian Territory, he decided to moved to Atlee then known as Butcher Knife. He had transportation to Grady, Indian Territory, with a friend and was able to secure transportation from Grady to Butcher Knife with JIM DUNFORD, who happened to be freighting on that day. Mr. Dunford is now a resident of Grady.
September 9, 1900, he was married to Miss ANNE LEE HOLLAND, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. HOLLAND, who were living at Butcher Knife at the time. The wedding took place at Hewitt, small town one miles east of the present site of Wilson. To this union six children were born, ELSIE KING, deceased; CLYDE KING of Waurika; HOWARD KING of Waurika; Mrs. C. O. PACE of Salem, Illinois, RAY KING of Waurika and Mrs. BEATRICE WILLIAMS of Waurika.
In 1901, the Kiowa-Comanche country was opened, and on July 11, 1901, Wilkes King stepped off the train at El Reno and went to the registration office which had a large crowd and closed before King, C. P. STONE and a Mr. BROWN could register. In going to the main part of town to get a room for a night, they found another registration office open and registered. His card was placed in an envelope and placed in a box marked the Lawton District, with Fort Sill as headquarters. He later received a card with No. 885 and he was to report to the land office at Lawton, Aug. 9, 1901. … He filed on a plot five miles south and five miles west of Waurika, and homesteaded it.
Wilkes King has been a wide reader of books, magazines, newspapers and farm journals…
When he came to Oklahoma in 1895, the sites of Waurika, Hastings… were prairies… (rest of his story about homesteading and settling the area).
L. W. MYERS’ Brother Died
L. W. MYERS was called to Oklahoma City Wednesday of last week where his brother, H. K. MYERS, was seriously ill. His brother passed away Friday night. Funeral services were held in Oklahoma City Saturday afternoon with interment in a cemetery there. H. K. MYERS was 68 years old and is survived by his wife, three sons, and one daughter of the immediate family, and three brothers.
Among the marriage licenses: VERNON HILL of Kamay, Texas, and LOIS MCDONALD of Wichita Falls, Texas; CALVIN G. CAMPBELL of Seymour, Texas, and LOIS ELIZABETH BRADFORD of Vera, Texas; LLOYD FITZGERALD of Bridgeport, Texas, and MARIE KAKER of Paradise, Texas; LAWRENCE GRULICH of Vineyard, Texas, and VELMA WHITSELL of Shannon, Texas.
Mrs. W. O. Layton’s Mother Passes Away
Mrs. W. O. LAYTON received a message Friday evening that her mother, Mrs. W. W. LEE, had passed away at the home of her son, TOM LEE, at Grayford, Texas. The body was brought to the old family home at Bowie, Texas, where funeral services and interment were Saturday. Due to Mr. Layont’s illness, none of the family here attended the funeral. SALLY J. MYERS was born in Jasper County, Mississippi, Aug. 9, 1852 and lived through the Civil War and the Reconstruction. In 1867 she married Col. W. W. LEE and they moved to Texas in 1884. They were the parents of 11 children, 9 sons and 2 daughters. Four sons and both daughters survive. They are BEN LEE of El Paso, Texas, TOM LEE of Grayford, Texas, BRUCE LEE of Stanford, Texas, ROBERT LEE of Sunset, Texas; Mrs. H. A. DAVIS of Wichita Falls and Mrs. W. O. LAYTON of Waurika. Col. Lee died in November 1910.
Howard Andrews at Journey’s End
Waurika’ famous ‘river man’ HOWARD ANDREWS , who left here May 27, in a home made kayak to navigate the Red and Mississippi rivers, arrived at New Orleans, his destination, June 23, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, having transferred the distance in four days less than a month. Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE ANDREWS of this city, is a senior at Duncan high school, having made his home with Mrs. BEESOM GRANTHAM last year and served as the handy man in the Grantham funeral home.
Mrs. SEBIRT COFER
Mrs. Sebirt Cofer, pioneer of this section, passed away without advance warning of a heart attack Sunday afternoon. Death came as Mrs. Cofer was taken to a Duncan hospital from the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. W. MARTIN of Duncan, where she had been for days. Surrounded by her entire family, Mr. Cofer; her children, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. MARTIN, Mr. and Mrs. DON MITCHELL, Mr. and Mrs. LESLIE STONE of Tulsa; two step-daughters, Mrs. ANNA KOOKEN of Hastings community and Mrs. BESSIE PHILLIPS of Port Arthur, Texas. She came back home Monday to the house where she lived 22 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Waurika, conducted by the pastor, Rev. RALPH A. HILL. Mrs. E. J. LEVERETT sang. Interment was in the Hastings cemetery by the side of loved ones. MINNIE FRANCES was born at Burlingame, Kansas, Dec. 27, 1879, daughter of GEORGE and EDA BELLE FRANCES/FRANCIS. At age of 12, she moved with the family to Orlando, Oklahoma, where she grew up and married J. W. MITCHELL on June 22, 1903. After their marriage, they came to Red River country, settling on a farm in the Independence community where their two children, DON and EULA were born. Mr. Mitchell passed away in 1909, and Mrs. Mitchell and the children moved to Hastings where she married SEBIRT COFER four years later. He lived in the Melrose community and here they established their home until 22 years ago when they moved to Waurika, their present home. They were the parents of one daughter, NINA, now Mrs. R. W. MARTIN of Duncan. Mrs. Cofer was converted while living at Hastings and joined the Baptist Church. She leaves her immediate family, Mr. Cofer; son and two daughters, DON MITCHELL, EULA MITCHELL STONE both of Tulsa and NINA COFER MARTIN of Duncan; four stepchildren, ELMER and JOHN COFER, ANNA COFER KOOKEN and BESSIE COFER PHILLIPS of Port Arthur, Texas, and other relatives. Out of town relatives at the funeral: Mrs. J. W. WYANT of Orlando and her daughter Mrs. MILAN STEELE of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD STEPHENS of Purcell, Mr. and Mrs. FRED FRANCIS and son CHARLES and wife of Perry; Mrs. THERESA FRANCIS, son GEORGE and daughter EVELYN, BILL WATKINS, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE PETERSON and Mr. and Mrs. JOHN PETERSON, all of Orlando; MARVIN, OLLIE, and IRIS COFER and Mr. and Mrs. WIDDENER of Lawton.
Mrs. J. C. HINES
Mrs. J. C. HINES, who lived on a ranch east of Addington, passed away Monday night, June 17, ill more than a year. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Morris funeral home chapel by Rev. S. E. DICKEY, an old family friend, with interment in the Waurika cemetery. EMILY FAYNOR NORVELLE, daughter of WILLIAM HENRY and SALLY ROGERS NORVELLE, was born Jan. 15, 1876 at Batesville, Arkansas. She moved with her parents to Hill County, Texas in 1894, where she taught school two years and then married JOHN C. HINES, Dec. 31, 1896. Mr. and Mrs. Hines moved to Duncan in 1991 and lived there until 1923 when they moved to a ranch home east of Addington. Their only daughter, MAY BELLE, Mrs. ELMER BENTON, and her two little daughters, BETTY JAYNE and PATRICIA, lived a short distance from the old home place and were daily visitors. For the past few months, the Benton family lived with her parents so she was able to care for her mother. ..She is survived by Mr. Hines; three sons, VERNE HINES of Victoria, Texas, NORVELLE HINES of Lawton, J. C. HINES Jr. of Lawton; the only daughter and youngest child, Mrs. ELMER BENTON; four grandchildren, JOHN HINES III of Estherville, Iowa, BOBBY VERNE HINES of Victoria and BETTY JANE and PATRICA SUE BENTON of Waurika. There are three sisters and two brothers, one of whom, Dr. E. E. NORVELLE of Oklahoma City attended the funeral. A niece, Miss ADA NORVELLE of McAlester, a registered nurse, was here during her aunt’s illness but she fell sick with a heart ailment and unable to attend the funeral.
ROY CROXTON of the Irving community visited his brother-in-law, HASKELL EVANS, and Mrs. Evans.
The ASA REYNOLDS family visited the L. G. DUNFORD family.
Mrs. WALTER NEILL and daughters, JOYCE and DOROTHY FARN, and granddaughter BOBBY visited Mrs. ANDY GRIFFIN and family.
The LEON GAMBLE family of Union Valley visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. N. T. DUNFORD.
Mrs. FLORENCE PALMER of Union Valley and her mother Mrs. ROBERTS visited her brother, WEBSTER ROBERTS and family.
NEWT GANN went to Waurika.
RUBE BROWN of Cox City visited the MCCLURE and JOHNSON homes.
Mr. and Mrs. VIRGIL SILLS and daughter SANDRA of Oklahoma City visited her mother Mrs. GERTRUDE JOHNSON and Mrs. MCCLURE.
Mr. and Mrs. RUBEN GILMORE of Monahans, Texas, were called by the serious illness of his father, REECE GILMORE who is in the Ryan hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD GRIFFIN visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. H. GRIFFIN.
The N. T. DUNFORD family, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. SULLIVAN Jr. and daughter SONJA were in Ryan
Mr. and Mrs. CLARK ARMSTRONG of Ryan visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. DUNFORD.
Mr. and Mrs. BILL ROBERTS made a trip to Healdton, taking VELMA LEE, to the bus for Duncan for her home.
JOHNNIE RUTH and BILLY RAY REED of Leon are visiting their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. T. A. HALL.
W. A. GOLDEN
W. A. GOLDEN passed away Sunday morning. Mr. Golden and family lived here and around Grady since 916. WILLIAM ALLEN GOLDEN was born in Jackson County, Alabama, Feb. 16, 1878, and died June 23, 1940, age 62. He was married to Miss NANNIE UTZMAN in 1900 and to them seven children were born, two preceding him in death. Survivors include Mrs. Golden, MARVIN GOLDEN of Oklahoma City, Miss DELLA GOLDEN of Nocona, Texas, Mrs. ESTELLE PRESCOTT of Frederick, WESLEY and ALMARIE of the home; four grandchildren, one sister Mrs. MILLIE TEAGUE of Fort Worth, Texas, and a half-brother, HICK GOLDEN and nieces and nephews. Mr. Golden was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge as long as the lodge was at Grady. He did all he could for better schools and churches until about four years ago when he was taken to the tuberculosis hospital at Clinton where he stayed until a year ago. He came home looking well until he took worse four weeks ago.
Card of thanks from Mrs. W. A. Golden, J. H. UTZMAN, W. D. UTZMAN, Mrs. GEORGE TEAGUE, M. C. GOLDEN and Mrs. ESTELLE PRESCOTT.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. LONDON of Chapel Hill visited the E. A. CASSIDY home.
Mr. and Mrs. MURL WATKINS and children visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. MUSGROVES northeast of Waurika.
GEORGE POWELL sold some cattle last week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. BRANDON and children visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. L. W. RIMMER.
Mrs. ROMIE WILLIAMS visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. L. H. COLLINS.
Mrs. M. V. PLESS and daughter Mrs. EARL CASSIDY and children visited her daughter Mrs. J. O. SLOAN at Comanche.
FRANK BROOKS visited relatives at Marlow.
Mr. and Mrs. T. O. PALMER and son visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. DAVE LONG and children at the Madden Grove community.
Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. O. A. Muller
Monument to Be Erected
GEORGE BYRAM, president of the Pickens County Cowmen’s Association, states that work on the monument to be erected on Monument Hill, three miles east of Addington, in memory of the old Pickens County cowmen, will be began about July 15. He is asking all eligible cowmen, which includes all those who settled in Pickens County prior to 1904, who want their names on the monument to send them no longer than July 10. Mr. Byram originated the idea after the sudden death of his long time friend, NEWT RICE, who died a few years ago and other old cowmen.
McKay Child Passes
OLYMPHUS MCKAY, son of JACK MCKAY, died in Cornish at age 2 years, 7 months, 3 days, Friday, June 21. His mother and one brother preceded him in death. Besides his father, one brother, his grandfather E. D. MCKAY, and grandmother Mrs. LOCHE and other relatives survive him. Services were conducted by Mrs. J. B. COLSON and interment was in the Cornish cemetery
H. S. Hartsell, age 66, of the Union Hill community south of Ringling, died Thursday, June 20, in the Waurika hospital, following a lingering illness. His wife and three children, Mrs. JOHNNY RYAN of Ringling, ENNIS HARTSELL of Booneville, Missouri, and LESTER HARTSELL of Ringling and other relatives survive. He had resided in the Union Hill cemetery for about 15 years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. OSCAR ELLISON of the Church of Christ of Healdton of which he was a member, Friday afternoon at Orr, with interment in the Orr cemetery.
Friday, July 5, 1940
JOE FEWELL was released on bond of $750 in county court early Wednesday morning, following the filing of charges against him of assault with intent to kill. The charge grew out of trouble between Fewell and COB BOWLES in the Tug’s No. 2 Recreation Parlor Tuesday night. It started with an argument over the settlement of a bill and Bowles ordered Fewell from the place. Fewell refused to go and a fight following with Cob Bowles, manager, LEON BOWLES, a brother, and Fewell as participants. ..
Old Timers Come Back for Visit
The D. J. SALKILL home in the east part of town has been the scene this week of a great deal of family visiting. Mrs. SALKILL had as guest, her mother, Mrs. T. P. MCCANN of Gainesville, Texas, and other relatives who came to visit the Salkills and Mrs. McCann. Guests include FRED MCCANN and daughter DONNA of Jasper, Texas, Mrs. McCann’s son and granddaughter; Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE LITTLE and two daughters of Burkburnett, and Mr. and Mrs. JACK CAMP and son of Pernell. Mrs. Little and Mrs. Camp are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Salkill. The McCanns lived here from 1906 to 1917 when Mr. McCann had a blacksmith shop. They were active in church work and the children enrolled in public schools. Since Mr. McCann’s death three years ago, Mrs. McCann had made her home with her daughter BELL, Mrs. W. M. PITTMAN, at Gainesville, Texas. Two of the boys, OTTO and GUY, passed away years ago. The others are ETHEL, Mrs. R. W. BOONE of Longview, Texas; ED MCCANN of Alvord, Texas, and RUBY, Mrs. W. A. PRYOR of Idabel. Mrs. McCann, Mrs. Salkill and Fred enjoyed meeting old friends.
Mrs. Fred Pittman Checking Orphans
Mrs. FRED PITTMAN of Norman was here to visit her nephew, TYLER CARTER, and family and looked after some business affairs. Mrs. Pittman is doing the field work involved in closing up more than 500 cases of orphan children who were at one time inmates of the Oklahoma City Orphanage, which has been discontinued for some time. In many instances, Mrs. Pittman found the children, once inmates of the home, were grown and married.
Brother Died in Nevada
ED CREW received a message Monday that his brother, CHARLES CREW of Fallon, Nevada, died suddenly Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. CECIL COLE, nee OPHELIA LEWIS, are the parents of a daughter, CECILIA CAROLYN, born Wednesday noon in the Waurika hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. BRYON SHIPP and three children of Salida, Colorado, arrived after visiting her parents at Aransas Pass, Texas, and will visit his mother, Mrs. W. F. SHIPP and family and his sister Mrs. C. S. STORMS and Mr. Storms.
Mrs. ESTELLE EUBANKS, son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. DON EUBANKS and baby daughter, DONNA DEANE, of Wichita, Kansas, arrived to visit Mrs. Eubanks’ brother, O. E. HEACOCK and Mrs. Heacock and will visit the H. SAMPLES family at Healdton.
Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD BRYANT and son EDDIE GLEN, who have been living in the Heacock tenant house on East G St., moved back to Wichita Falls. Mr. Bryant will continue his job as butter maker at the Co-Operative Creamery and will commute between here and home.
Rev. RALPH A. HILL left for Wellington, Kansas, to visit his brother and family.
Mrs. MOLLIE PARSONS of Fort Worth, Texas, was a guest of her niece, Mrs. RALPH PATTON, and Mr. Patton here. She is planning a trip to California to spend the rest of the summer. While here, Mrs. Parsons reported a pleasant visit with Mrs. R. J. SISK and daughter Miss ALLIE JAY, who live at Bay City, Texas, but who, for now, located at the Mayfair Hotel in Dallas. Here Miss Sisk, who is an accomplished fashion designer, having graduated in New York last year, is free lancing, not only her designs but carries them out in the planned material. Mrs. Sisk is the former Miss ALLIE LEE MILLER.
Mrs. VERNA BAXTER is here to visit her mother, Mrs. VIRGINIA STOWE, after spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. RUBY NICHOLS and family at Dallas. Mrs. Baxter reports that her mother-in-law, Mrs. H. A. BAXTER, who with Mr. Baxter, was a pioneer resident here and an early day worker in the Baptist Church, has spent eight months in the Nichols home. Mrs. Baxter is now 93 years old, she left here more than 30 years ago.
Ringling and Cornish by Mrs. O. A. Muller
Mrs. BESSIE MORRIS and three sons returned from Aurora, Missouri, where they visited relatives a couple of months, first time Mrs. Morris had visited her old home in 20 years. She was accompanied home by her brother-in-law, JOHN ANDREWS and his son, J. C. and her brother, ERNEST HEAD, of Tulsa. Her son, LEWIS MORRIS, of the CCC camp at Duncan, spent the weekend with his mother.
A. J. HOPKINS, formerly of Ringling, now of California, visited relatives here.
A lovely courtesy was shown Mrs. JACK STEWART, formerly PEGGY TURNER, when Mrs. A. G. COLLINS, Mrs. W. S. DAWSON, Mrs. ELBERT GRIFFIN, Mrs. ERNEST DICKEY, Mrs. LUNT GAINES, and Mrs. W. W. MOORE of Ringling were hostesses of a post-nuptial shower in the home of A. G. COLLINS south of Claypool.
W. L. CORNELIUS
Funeral rites were held at the First Methodist Church in Ringling, Tuesday afternoon, June 25, by Rev. BEARDEN of Courtney for W. L. CORNELIUS, age 72, who died Monday in a hospital at Gainesville, Texas, having been in poor health for several months. He was one of the pioneer builders of this section, resided in the Courtney community since 1909. He taught school for many years, later engaged in farming and gardening. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a devoted Christian. His wife, four step-children and several brothers survive. Interment was at Hastings.
Killed in Oil Field Accident
CLARK LOWE, nephew of JOHN LOWE of Ringling, was instantly killed in an Illinois oil field accident Friday, June 21. He was reared at Rubottom, was 33 years of age. He is survived by his wife, six brothers, two sisters, and other relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the Rubottom Baptist Church by Rev. LAWSON of Wilson, Monday, June 24. Interment was at Rubottom.
REECE GILMORE passed away at the Ryan hospital Friday night. He had been in bad health over a year.
News from Terral by Mrs. J. H. PEALOR
EMME SMITH passed away Monday morning. Mr. Smith had been in ill health for the past two years. He leaves his widow, Mrs. LENA SMITH; two sons, JUNIOR and EDWIN; daughter Mrs. ROBERT COLE; three brothers, AMON SMITH of Claypool, DOC SMITH of Ryan, and BILL SMITH of Ryan; four sisters, Mrs. LUTHER BLEDSOE of Terral, Mrs. CLEO WOODWARD of New Mexico, Mrs. RUBY PERRY of Illinois and Mrs. WALKER of Mississippi. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church by Rev. DUKE of Marlow and Rev. RAYMOND of St. Jo, Texas. Pallbearers were J. C. KIRBY, L. F. WRAY, A. L. HULLUM, LLOYD RITCHEY, and GEORGE HARE.
Friday, July 12, 1940
B. O. WEAKLEY Jr.
CURT GARDNER received a letter last week from BERT WEAKLEY, formerly of the E. B. Ranch community, but now at Lomita, California, having recently moved there from Redondo, telling about the death of his son Bert O. Weakley, Jr., June 24. Funeral services were held June 27 and interment was in the Roosevelt Memorial cemetery at Los Angeles. Death was due to a skull fracture and other injuries sustained when a speeding automobile in which he was riding, collided with a tow car pulling another automobile. Another man in the car, WILIAM D. FISHER, age 31, driver, died at the accident scene, and Weakley, age 18, died hours later. The two women with them were both seriously injured. Young Weakley is survived by his parents, two brothers and two sisters, and his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. A. B. WEAKLEY of Comanche.
An article about the place of H. M. GORBETT and sons, CLARENCE and EUELL, with a description about the fish pond, trees, etc.
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