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Few items Feb. - March 1941 Sulphur
Posted by: Nita (ID *****6995) Date: January 05, 2010 at 12:30:07
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The Sulphur Times-Democrat
Sulphur, Murray Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, February 6, 1941

J. F. Tribble
Funeral services for JOHN F. TRIBBLE, 93 year old Confederate veteran of the Civil War, who died this morning after a brief illness, will be conducted at the First Baptist Church Friday afternoon with Rev. ROBERT S. SCALES officiating, arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. Mr. Tribble, who resided at the Southland Hotel on 24 West Vinita, suffered foot infection two weeks ago which resulted in his death this morning. One of Sulphur’s oldest residents, Mr. Tribble was a familiar figure to most of Sulphur’s inhabitants since he retained his activity until a short time before his death. He had lived in Sulphur since 1907, having come here from Texas, where he spent the early part of his life in Cameron and Fort Worth after the Civil War. Born in Mississippi on November 17, 1847, Mr. Tribble enlisted in the Confederate army at the age of 16 and served the remainder of the war. His description of events connected with this historic period of the life of the United States had been a source of great interest to all those who knew him.

Soon after coming to Sulphur, Mr. Tribble became a member of the First Baptist Church in 1908. He was active in the building program carried on by the church, which has seen the erection of two different meeting houses… Mr. Tribble was ordained a deacon of the church and served actively until health made it impossible for him to do so… six children by a former marriage (bad print copy), four daughters…

Lifelong Resident Dead

WILLIAM M. TILLISON, age 58, lifelong resident of Carter and Murray counties, died Tuesday last week at Cedarville. Funeral services were held Wednesday last week at the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Davis, Rev. GAITHER(? Bad copy) officiating. Tillison was born at Berwyn in 1882 and resided at Cedarville for (bad print)… Survivors include his widow, Mrs. MAUD HAM TILLISON; two sons, J. D. and ROY, and two brothers, JACK and JOHN TILLISON, all of Davis.

Dougherty Man Buried
Funeral services were held at Dougherty for THOMAS J. JONES, age 78, who died there Friday, Jan. 31, after an illness of 2 ½ years. Several children survive. Mrs. Jones died in 1939.

Thursday, February 13, 1941

Rites for E. C. Higgins
Funeral services were held at the Freewill Baptist Church Saturday afternoon for EARVE CLYDE HIGGINS, age 55, who died at his home two miles northwest of Sulphur last Thursday. Higgins was born December 20, 1885 in Georgia, moved to Indian Territory when he was seven years old, and has lived in Garvin and Murray counties the past 48 years. He was a well known and highly respected citizen. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. DORA JAN HIGGINS; seven daughters, Mrs. LULA RAPER, Mrs. OLETA FRANKS and Misses THELM, LOUISE and NOLA MAE HIGGINS, all of Sulphur, and Mrs. OLPHELIA JONES and Mrs. WAHNEETA BERNARD, both of California; and four sons, THEODORE, CORBETT and LUTHER HIGGINS, all of Sulphur and PURN HIGGINS of California. Rites at the Freewill Baptist Church were conducted by the minister Rev. F. A. MCCAGE. Pallbearers were PAUL GOFFE, C. W. PURTLE, JOHN NICHOLS, CHARLES FURGESON, EARL CRUMP and ED LEAL. Interment at Oaklawn cemetery was arranged by Frier Funeral Home.

Early Davis Resident Dies
Mrs. M. CALHOUN, age 71, early day resident of Davis, died Monday, Feb. 3, at her home in Oklahoma City. The Calhouns had not lived in Davis since 1915.

Mrs. Sarepta Riepe, age 71, widow of the late THEO RIEPE, died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 2, her home at Davis. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church Monday afternoon, Feb. 2, Rev. M. MELL of the Davis Methodist Church officiated, assisted by Rev. D. A. WILLIAMS of the Christian church. Burial was at Davis. Mrs. Riepe had lived at Davie since 1899. She is survived by a son, WILLIAM F. RIEPE, secretary of the Davis chamber of commerce, a sister and a brother.

Son Born
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER HIGGINS at the Sulphur Hospital Friday morning, named JOHN CLYDE.

Two Marriage Licenses
AUDREY B. ALTOM, 22, Durant to MOZELLE TODD, 22, Maysville.
HA. B. STAMPS, 21 of Tishomingo to (bad print)

Miss MONA DELL KOLLER of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Sulphur, became the bride of CHARELS L. HALL of Ardmore. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. O. GASH of the Ardmore Emanuel Baptist Church, with Mr. and Mrs. MAURICE MEANS of Ardmore as attendants. She was reared in Sulphur, a sister of Mrs. JESS COTTER, and was employed in a Dallas beauty shop. They will live in Ardmore

Legal Notice
U.S. vs 63.75 acres of land in Murray Co. and RILLA GILES, J. ROYAL GILES, RUBY RUTH SELBY nee GILES, j. s. wade…

Thursday, February 20, 1941

Services for A. J. Koller
Funeral services for A. J. ‘BERT’ KOLLER, age 49, who died suddenly Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Frier Funeral Home chapel. Koller dropped dead at this farm residence 3 ½ miles northwest of Sulphur at noon Monday, when he went home for lunch after a morning’s work on the farm. Death was attributed to heart disease. Koller, who celebrated his 49th birthday only Saturday, was born in Sulphur on February 15, 1892. Having lived in Murray County area all his life, he was widely known and had many friends. Survivors include his father, JOE KOLLER of Sulphur; three brothers, J. W. and R. C. KOLLER of Sulphur, and FRANK KOLLER of California; and a sister Mrs. SOPHIA CAPE of Littlefield, Texas. JACK CHAFFIN of the Church of Christ officiated at the rites. Six fellow American Legionnaires were pallbearers. Interment was at the Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Frier Funeral Home.

Rites for Roff Man
Funeral services were held at Roff this afternoon for JAMES FEELING WALTERS, age 72, who died at his home at Oil Center north of Roff early Wednesday morning. Rites were held at the Roff First Christian Church, Rev. A. A. HARMAN, pastor of the Sulphur First Christian Church, officiated. Interment was at the Dahlberg cemetery.

Among First to Go
Fort Sill Division Training Center: Sgt. HOUSTON P. WILLIS of Davis was one of the first 45th Division soldiers to leave for Camp Barkeley at Abilene, Texas for the 45th division training. He is a master sergeant in headquarters battery, 158th field artillery.

Rites for Frank Wilson
Funeral services for FRANK C. WILSON, age 61, who died early Sunday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Christian Church. Wilson died unexpectedly at his residence on 321 East Tahlequah Saturday night. Wilson was chief engineer for the Oklahoma School for the Deaf for 20 years, retiring in 1938 because of ill health. JOHN A. GOUGH, OSD superintendent, said all members of the school staff and student body who wished to attend the funeral would be dismissed. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. LILLIE M. WILSON, and a daughter Mrs. MYRTLE PAYNE of Truman, Arkansas. Rev. A. A. HARMAN of the First Christian Church will officiate, arranged by Frier Funeral Home at Oaklawn cemetery.

Rites for E. P. Rehwalt
Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon for ERNEST PHILLIPS REHWALT, age 55, who died Sunday afternoon at his residence here. Rehwalt, who had lived in Sulphur for 22 years, had been ill for two years. He was born in Wayne, Kansas, August 16, 1885. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. CORA REHWALT of Sulphur, two daughters, Mrs. VERNON TOUGH and Mrs. MARY HATFIELD, and a brother W. M. REHWALT of Elgin. Rites were at the Freewill Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. F. A. MCCAGE, pastor, officiated. Interment was at the Iona cemetery arranged by the Dunn Funeral Home.

Couple Married At Davis
Mrs. ALICE BARNETT, age 68, became the bride of J. S. SPARY, age 80, in ceremony at Spray’s residence in Davis by L. E. CHAUDAIN of Davis, justice of the peace.

Former Mill Creek Man Dies
ALLEN C. CRAWFORD, age 68, former long time resident of Mill Creek, died at his home near Wetumka early Saturday morning. Crawford had only recently moved to the farm near Wetumka. Funeral arrangements were delayed, pending arrival of children from California.

Thursday, February 27, 1941

Rites at Berwyn
Funeral services were held at the Berwyn Methodist Church Sunday afternoon for Mrs. SARAH JANE TREECE, who died Saturday afternoon at her home near Berwyn. Interment was in the Berwyn cemetery arranged by the Dunn Funeral Home of Sulphur.

Thursday, March 6 1941

Wynnewood Banker Dies Unexpectedly
GEORGE L. BRADFIELD, about 69, president of the State National Bank at Wynnewood, died at his residence at Wynnewood Friday morning. Bradfield, who had been connected with the bank more than 25 years, had been in ill health for some time…. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Wynnewood Methodist Church, Rev. NOWLIN officiated. Interment was in the Wynnewood cemetery. Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Mrs. RAYMOND FERGUSON of Wynnewood and Mrs. EDWARD BAKER of Stroud; and two sisters, Misses SALLIE and PEARL BRADFIELD, both of Wynnewood.

Services at Drake for Mrs. Higginbotham
Mrs. ALPHA ODELL HIGGINBOTHAM, age 27, of Route 2, died Monday morning in a local hospital. Mrs. Higginbotham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. BREWER, was married Aug. 25, 1934 to G. D. HIGGINBOTHAM. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was born October 26, 1913 at Drake. Mrs. Higginbotham underwent an operation for a pin which became lodged in her appendix 19 years ago, recovered but became ill with a lung abscess. Survivors include her husband, her parents, and two sons, CHARLES D. HIGGENBOTHAM, age 5, and DONALD KEITH HIGGINBOTHAM, age 3. Funerals services were held at the Drake cemetery Tuesday afternoon, Rev. E. C. (?bad print) of the Assembly of God Church officiated, arranged by Dunn Funeral Home .

ELBERT YOUNG, who had lived in the Gilsonite community 30 years, died at his home at Vernon, Texas, Tuesday morning of last week. Young was a brother of Mrs. B. L. COMBS of Sulphur and uncle of Mrs. ERNEST CHADWICK. Mrs. Combs went to Vernon for the funeral. Mrs. Chadwick’s father, D. M. YOUNG of Tulsa was ill and unable to attend the funeral. Young was well known to many old timers here.

Brother of Palmer Man Dies
HOMER WILKINS, age 74, brother of C. A. WILKINS of Palmer, died unexpectedly at his home at Kiowa Sunday. Wilkins had left Palmer only Tuesday of last week, after visiting his brother. After visits with other relatives, he returned to his home. Funeral services were held at McAlester. Several Sulphur relatives attended.

Former Drake Resident Dies
I.L. FOX, age 80, who lived for many years at Drake, died Sunday morning at the home of a son, O. L. FOX at Center. Fox, born in Benton, Tennessee in 1861, was married to Miss MARY VICTORY CARTER. He lived for many years at Drake, and moved recently at Ada and Center. Survivors include four son, BOYD FOX of Poseyville, Indiana, N. D. FOX of Drake, O. L. FOX of Center, and I. L. FOX Jr. of Sulphur; two daughters, Mrs. JOHN L. HUDSON of Dalls, and Mrs. W. L. CARTER of Los Angeles; a brother BILL FOX of Cameron, and 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Rites were Monday afternoon at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel with interment at Oaklawn cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. DWIGHT O. NORTHRIP of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Rites Held Monday for S. B. Thomas
Funeral services were held Monday at the Frier Funeral Home chapel for STOUT BUCHANNAN THOMAS, age 45, of Dallas, father of JIMMIE and JACKIE THOMAS of Sulphur, who died suddenly at Beaumont Thursday. His sons, JIMMIE age 14, and JACKIE age 12, live here with their aunt, Mrs. WORTH HILL. Mrs. RAY RAMSEY is also their aunt, and Mrs. E. L. BALLINGER is their grandmother. Thomas was found dead of a heart attack in a hotel room at Beaumont Thursday. He was a traveling representative of a publishing company. The body was brought to Frier Funeral Home at Sulphur to be buried beside one of his children in Oaklawn cemetery here. He was born in Scranton, South Carolina January 20, 1896. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. KATHRYN THOMAS of Tulsa; his moteh rMrs. ELLEN THOAMS of Olanta, South Carolina; four brothers, S. R. THOMAS of Cadia, S. C., S. B. THOMAS of Florence, S.C., S. THOMAS of Olanta, S. C., J. J. THOMAS of Houston, Texas; and a sister Mrs. LEWIS BLOOMBERG of Olanta. Rev. A. HARMAN of the First Christian Church officiated at the rites, and Legionnaires of the Sulphur Post of the American Legion served as pallbearers at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Thursday, March 13, 1941

Four Marriage Licenses
ROBERT B. WILSON 28 of Fort Sill and WHONDIA ELKINS 18 of Sulphur.
GENE WILBURN 21 to LILA HENRY 21 both of Ardmore.
RAY SATTERWHITE 22 of Holdenville to FLORENCE GREER 21 of Electra, Texas.

Pioneer Resident of County Dies
BOB FLEETING, 58 year old pioneer Oklahoma County famer and former longtime resident of Murray County, died at his home in Oklahoma City Tuesday after an illness of several days. Fleeting came to Oklahoma from Texas in territorial days, settling on a farm in Murray County where he lived until he moved to Oklahoma City about 14 years ago. Survivors include his wife; three daughters Mrs. DIXIE MOSES of Sulphur, Mrs. EDNA SCOTT of Memphis, Tennessee, and Mrs. LUCILLE COOPER of Birmingham, Alabama; two brothers, MARVIN and RENNON FLEETING of Fort Cobb; four sisters Mrs. HOOVER STRANGE of Anadarko, Mrs. NORMAN THOMAS of Fort Cobb, Mrs. EFFIE ROBERTS of Fay and Mrs. DIXIE HUMPHRIES of Clarksville, Texas. Funeral arrangements have not been announce.

Farmer Loses Feed in Fire
Fire destroyed the barn of JOHN HODGE, eight miles southwest of Sulphur, destroying corn, hay and harness.

GROVER CLEVELAND, age 58(?), territorial resident of Murray County, died Wednesday night last week at his home in Pecos, Texas after suffering a throat ailment for some time. Cleveland was a brother of ELMER CLEVELAND and a half brother of LOW R. CLEVELAND, both of Sulphur. Cleveland moved to the Nebo community when a child about 1898. He lived in Murray County until about 1910. He visited friends and relatives here. He lived at Duncan until recently. Other survivors include three brothers, ED CLEVELAND of California, WILL CLEVELAND of Duncan, ULYSSES CLEVELAND of Houston, Texas; a sister Mrs. C. N. COKER of Duncan, and a son at Alice, Texas and a daughter at Duncan. Funeral services were held Thursday.

Cedarvalle Man Dies
Mr. WILSON (no full name due to bad print) of Cedarville died of a heart attack Thursday morning. Wilson had been a resident 12 to 15 years. Survivors include four sons, ONIS and OTIS WILSON, both of Cedarville, two sons who live near Ardmore and a stepson, HARVEY WALKER of Davis. Funeral arrangements are pending.

McBride, Once Photo Man Here, Dies
J. H. MCBRIDE, many years a photographer here, died last Thursday night at Ada, CHARLES LUTHER, an old friend, learned Friday. McBride had been at Ada for the past 15 to 20 years, operating a photographic studio there. He had been ill for several years. Funeral services were held at Ada.

Mrs. Albright
Mrs. LIZZIE ALBRIGHT, age 84, died early Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. T. TAYLOR who lives east of Sulphur. … Born in South Carolina, April, 1856, she had lived in Murray County since 1905. Her husband W. B. ALBRIGHT died March 7, 1932. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. BOSS TILLERY of Sulphur, Mrs. J. O. WILKINS of Stennett, Texas, Mrs. Taylor; and three sons, T. C. ALBRIGHT of Sulphur, Rev. GRADY ALBRIGHT of Supply and C. C. ALBRIGHT of Durango, Colorado. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at St. Paul Methodist Church, Rev. F. L. GILES officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery arranged by Dunn Funeral Home.
Son Born
A son was born at the Sulphur Hospital early Monday nigh to Mr. and Mrs. JOE BINDERIM.
Daughter Born
A daughter was born late Thursday afternoon to Mr. and Mrs. C. W. HARVEY of Dougherty.

Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH JAMES was born near Charleston, South Carolina April 9, 1856. When she was a small child, her parents moved to Yell County, Arkansas near Plainview where she grew to womanhood in a large family under good religious influence. She converted to the Methodist Church at age of 18, and remained a steadfast member Christian throughout her life. After teaching school a few terms, she was married to W. B. ALBRIGHTT December 16, 1880 near Plainview, Arkansas where they lived until 1905 when the family moved to Indian Territory south of Sulphur. To this union were born seven children, three girls and four boys. The oldest boy DAN and Mr. Albright preceded her in death. Surviving are Mrs. W. T. TAYLOR, Mrs. B. W. TILLERY and T. C. ALBRIGHT, all of Sulphur, C. C. ALBRIGHT of Durango, Colorado, C. C. ALBRIGHT of Duncan, Mrs. J. O. WILKINS of Stinnett, Texas and Rev. R. H. ALBRIGHT of Supply. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. J. SULLIVANT of Norman, 21 grandchildren and a great-grandchild, and other relatives….

Thursday, March 20, 1941

Hennepin Dies in Oklahoma City
A string of 646 deathless days in Murray County roads was snapped early Monday morning when JAMES R. YANCY, age 57, of Hennepin died in an Oklahoma City hospital of injuries received a week previously when struck by an automobile on Highway 7. It was the first fatal road accident in Murray County since June 2, 1939 when R. L. OAKLEY, a 14 year old bicycle rider, crashed into an auto and suffered injuries which proved fatal. ..Yancy was struck by a passing auto near the Washita River bridge west of Davis Monday night when he alighted from an auto of a friend. He received compound fractures of both legs and a head injury… Funeral services were held at Hennepin Tuesday. Interment was in the Katie cemetery directed by Hutchins Funeral home of Davis.

Rites for I. N. Freeman

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for ISAAC N. FREEMAN, age 86, who died at his home on West 14th St. Friday morning. Freeman was born August 9, 1854 in Rollie/Rolla, Missouri and remained in Missouri until 1902. After living in Comanche County, Texas for a number of years, he came to Sulphur in 1918. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. EMMA FREEMAN; a son, T. T. FREEMAN, both of Sulphur, and three daughters, Mrs. EFFIE BROCK of Comanche, Texas; Mrs. B. T. BLUNK of Sapulpa, and Miss ELLA MAE FREEMAN of Dallas. Rites were held at the Frier Funeral Home chapel… Pallbearers were HARVEY DUNCAN, L. C. PARKER, CLYDE INGRAM, VIRGIL BARNES, Mr. HALLEY, and BOYD HORSMAN. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Butt, Former Orphans’ Home Head, Dies
W. M. BUTT, age 88, early resident of Davis, died Tuesday last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. CRUCE of Ardmore. Rites and interment were in Ardmore. Butt was born in Tennessee and moved to Texas in his boyhood. He moved to Davis in early days, remaining there many years. He was interested in caring for orphans, and spent years as superintendent of the Odd Fellows’ home at Checotah and later the Baptist home at Oklahoma City.

Former Davis Barber Dies
J. H. ENGLISH, age 49, early day resident of Davis, died Monday last week of a heart attack at his home in west Tulsa. Funeral services were held at Tulsa and burial at Davis. English was born in Texas but came to Indian Territory with his parents when he was four years old. A barber, he opened a shop in Davis many years ago. He moved to Dougherty in 1925, later to Morris, then Tulsa.

WYATT N. PIERCE, assistant Davis postmaster, was recommended by congressman MIKE MONRONEY as the Davis postmaster. Mrs. ELLYN FRAME, who has been acting postmaster for the last six months, was not an applicant for the position.

Thursday, March 27, 1941

Former Davis Station Agent Dies
HENRY F. HERBIG, age 80, early day resident of Davis, died at Milburn Sunday of a heart attack. Herbig was station agent for the Santa Fe RR in Davis shortly after 1900. Later he went to Milburn where he managed the Santa Fe station until his retirement. Among those attending the funeral from Davis were HARRY N. HORNER, Davis banker, and ZACH T. COOPER, county assessor.

Rites for Frank Kelso
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for FRANK KELSO, age 72, of Roff who died at his home late Friday afternoon. Kelso had lived in the area for many years and was widely known. He was born June 3, 1869. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. LYDIA KELSO, and a son CLYDE KELSO both of Roff. Rites were held at the Roff Methodist Church with interment at Roff cemetery directed by Frier Funeral Home of Sulphur.

Brother of Mrs. Talley
Funeral services were held at Tishomingo for HOWARD K. REID, brother of Mrs. LULA TALLEY of 224 West 12th, who was killed last Thursday night in an auto accident in Arizona. Reid, a resident of Tishomingo, was en route to California when the accident occurred. Services were held at the Tishomingo Nazarene Church Tuesday afternoon. Other survivors include his father, E. D. REIDE of Tishomingo; a brother ELMER P. REID, and two more sisters who live at Tishomingo.

Roof Burned
The garage roof burned at LLOYD CLINTON’S home, 1018 W. Muskogee Monday night after the garage caught fire from burning grass. A car belonging to A. S. HUSTED of 1022 West Muskogee was removed from the garage without damage.

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