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Sulphur Times Democrat
Sulphur, Murray Co., Oklahoma

Thursday, April 6, 1939

Rites for Daughter of W. R. Lannom
Mrs. ELIZABETH HALTON, daughter of W.R . LANNOM, well known resident of Sulphur, died suddenly at her home in St. Louis, Missouri Thursday night of last week. Mrs. Halton was 46 years old and had lived at St. Louis for 20 years. The body arrived in Sulphur Saturday night and funeral services were held at the Frier Funeral Home chapel Sunday afternoon with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Mrs. Halton is survived by a son HARRY HARVEY of St. Louis who accompanied the remains to Sulphur; her father, W. R. LANNOM and one brother E. R. LANNOM both of Sulphur.

Charged with conjoint robbery and firearms: FRANK SMITH, FOYEL PARRETT, OSCAR TATE, MACE HERNDON Jr. and JOE WHEELER ALEXANDER. They entered a plea of guilty.

Former City Girl Dies in Gainesville
Mrs. MARY CUNNINGHAM WILSON, age 28, a young woman reared and lived in Sulphur until a few years ago, died last night in a Gainesville hospital, following an illness resulting from a mastoid operation performed at Dallas. She was a niece of GEORGE CUNNINGHAM of Sulphur. The J. E. CUNNINGHAM family moved from Gainesville to Murray County when Mary and her twin sisters MILDRED were a year old. She attended school here, a student at East Central college and taught at the Palmer, Murray County, school. The young couple lived at Ada then moved to Pilot Point, Texas where Mr. Wilson bought a drug store. Survivors are a small daughter MARILYN age 2 ½ years old, her husband, her twin sister Mrs. WILLIAM HALL of Hugo, sisters Miss MAGGINE CUNNINGHAM of Henryetta and Mrs. THELMA CARTWRIGHT of Gainesville, brothers THOMAS and MORRIS CUNNINGHAM of Gainesville, BOONE CUNNINGHAM of Hugo, her father J. E. CUNNINGHAM of Gainesville; her mother died here several years ago.

Services for George Hood
Last rites were held Saturday afternoon at the Drake Cemetery for GEORGE A. HOOD, age 78, who died at the LESTER ROBERSON home, six miles northeast of town, Friday night. Rev. CORBETT of the Pentecostal Holiness church conducted the service. Mr. Hood, who had lived in the county for 40 years, made his home with the Robbersons for the past eight years. There are no known living relatives. Mr. Hood was born in Mississippi March 1, 1861 and spent his early life there. Burial at the Drake cemetery was arranged by Frier Funeral Home.

Opens Station
J. F. ASHLEY, who has lived here four years, has leased the Dutch Mill service station near the Vendome and opened for business. He was employed for at the Vendome for several seasons.

Card of Thanks for the help in the illness and death of our beloved WILLIAM. Signed Mrs. WILLIAM TOLLIVER and children; LEWIS TOLLIVER and wife; Mrs. TESS WATSON and family; Mr. and Mrs. ROY TOLLIVER; Mr. and Mrs. KID TOLLIVER; Mr. and Mrs. DOC TOLLIVER.

Last Rites Held at Sunshine
Last rites were held Sunday afternoon at the York Baptist Church in the Sunshine community for CARROLTON UNDERHILL, age 53, who died in the Valley View hospital at Ada Saturday, April 1, after a short illness. Rev. O. E. WRIGHT conducted the services for the old time Murray County resident who was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Underhill was born in Delta County, Texas, January 3, 1886 and spent his early life there. He moved with his parents to Oklahoma when he was 11 years and lived in Murray County and surrounding area for 42 years. He had been a prominent ranch owner with his home on a ranch between Hickory and Roff. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. ROSA UNDERHILL; two sons, MELTON of Non(?) and J. O. of Gerty; three brothers, HAWKINS UNDERWOOD of Hickory, KEITH UNDERWOOD of Pontotoc, EARL UNDERWOOD of Finley; and three sisters, Mrs. ZOA WHITE of Hickory, Mrs. ELA BELT of Hickory, Mrs. MARGIE COPELAND of Ada. Interment was at the Connerville cemetery arranged by Frier Funeral Home.

Society
Miss GABRIELLE MCCONNEL and LESTER YENZER, both of Crescent, were united in marriage at the home of Rev. A. A. HARMAN on 1024 West 11th Wednesday, April 5. Attendants were Mrs. OPAN HOPKINS, sister of Mr. Yenzer, and Miss MARTHENA MCCONNEL, sister of the bride, both from Crescent. The bride was a teacher at Phillips University at Enid after touring Europe last summer. She received her A. B. from Phillips university… Mr. Yenzer is in business with his brother at Yenzer Brothers Furniture and Hardware at Crescent.

Marriage Licenses
(bad print) and INEZ MITCHELL 21 both of Dallas, Texas.
(bad print) MCCURLEY of Bochito, and (bad print) of Colbert.

Thursday, April 13, 1939

One o of State’s Oldest Cattlemen Is 91 Today

JOE T. ROFF, Sr. of Roff is celebrating his 91st birthday today. Members of his family and friends met at the home of his daughter, Mrs. MILDRED ROFF SMITH, and grandson JOE for the birthday party. Mr. Roff has spent 70 of his 91 years in Indian Territory and Oklahoma.

He was born in Gundy County, Missouri in 1848, going to Cooke County, Texas when he was 12 years old at the outbreak of the Civil War. His father, CHARLES L ROFF, was a major during the Civil War, born in Virginia in 1817, coming to Texas in 1860. Mr. Roff came to Indian Territory in 18678 during the troublesome years. He was married in 1871. In 1883 Mr. Roff established a ranch, known as the XR Ranch at the head of the Blue, present location of town of Roff, bringing in 2000 head of cattle overland from Cooke County… (long article).

Local IOOF Men Attend Funeral of Son of J. C. WOOD
Several Sulphur members of the IOOF fraternity attended the funeral services in Healdton for J. C. WOOD, Jr. son of J. C. Wood Sr. of Sulphur, IOOF of local lodge. The funeral for Mr. Wood, age 35, prominent insurance man for years at Healdton and Ardmore, was held at the Healdton First Baptist Church with the pastor Rev. O. HAMBLEM in charge. JUNIUS CLAY WOOD Jr. was a 32nd degree Mason…

Last Rites for ELBERT S. KIRBY
Funeral services for ELBERT S. KIRBY, age 55, who died early Wednesday morning in an Ardmore hospital, will be held at the family home at route 3 Mill Creek Saturday afternoon. Three sons are expected to arrive from California. Rev. BILLY RICE of the Pentecostal Holiness church will conduct the services with burial at the Drake cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home is in charge.

Last Rites for Legion Member
Funeral services for PORTER CALVIN DEAN, age 44, who died Friday at the Veterans hospital, were held from the Frier Funeral Home chapel Saturday morning. Death was attributed to tuberculosis. Mrs. Dean was born June 22, 1894 in Paint Rock Valley, Alabama and spent his early life in east Texas. He and his family have lived in Sulphur many years. Mr. Dean was a member of the American Legion and Legionnaires will be pallbearers. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. MYRTLE DEAN; two daughters, VALERIE and DAPHNE; and two sons, CALVIN and J. T. all of the home; three brothers, BILL DEAN of Oklahoma City, G. O. DEAN of Ada, LOUIE DEAN of Cushing; and three sisters, Mrs. A. R. AMMONS of Wynnewood, Mr. BERTHA HIGH of Corfman(?), Texas, and Mrs. LULA FERREE of Oklahoma City. Interment at Oaklawn cemetery was arranged by Frier Funeral Home.

Howell Case Will Be Appealed
JOHN A. HASTE, acting as judge, ordered the will of CALVIN H. HOWELL admitted for probate, in which Dr. T. P. HOWELL of Davis was contesting the will. Howell died in Davis January 31, 1939 left property to Mrs. MADELINE HOWELL, his widow.

Marriage Licenses issued from the office of JOHN HENRY SAMPLES, court clerk: LESETR H. YENZER 35 to GABRIELLE A. MCCONNEL 20 both of Crescent.
LEE S. WILLIAMS 40 of Davis to PAULINE LYDAY 34 of Loco.
RAYMOND BRIGGS 37 to LILLIAN HUTCHINS 41both of Oklahoma City.
JOHN W. ALEXANDER 41 to Mrs. HELEN BERLUND 41 both of Pauls Valley.
CARL J. WHITELEY 25 to ALICE T. SPROUSE 18 both of Duncan.
ERNEST E. THRONTON 23 to BEATRICE F. MITCHELL 21 both of Davis.
GLENN W. BUL 26 to MILDRED WATSON 24 both of Walters.
CHARLES HAYDEN HARDIN 23 to EMPRESS E. CALTHARP 19 both of Lawton.
T. C. DUNCAN 31 to RUBY MOORE 19 both of Sulphur.
TRAVIS O. DRIVER 21 of Fitzhugh to JOSEPHINE L. BLEVINS 21 of Ada.
RICHARD E. PATTERSON 45 to MARY DAUGHERTY 33 both of Sulphur.
BRUCE COLBERT 36 to SYLVIAN MCCLENDON 31 both of Maysville.

Society
83rd Birthday
Mrs. B. W. TILLERY honored her mother, Mrs. W. B. ALLBRIGHT, on Saturday April 8 to celebrate her 83rd birthday. Mrs. Allbright has been a county resident for 35 years. (list of guests)

Thursday, April 20, 1939

Last Rites for J. E. URY
Funeral rites for one of Sulphur’s most highly respected and beloved citizens, JAMES ENNIS URY, age 81, will be held at the Frier Funeral Home Friday morning. Rev. ERNEST C. WEBB of the Grace Methodist Church of Oklahoma City, former pastor here and family friend, will give the sermon. Rev. J. C. HARRIS of the First Methodist Church will be in charge of the service, assisted by Rev. LEONARD PAYNE of the St. Paul Methodist Church. Mr. Ury died at his home on 1123 Division Wednesday following an illness of several weeks. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Masonic lodge here. He was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas September 30, 1878, and lived there until he came with SUE ROGERS, his young wife, to Checotah, Oklahoma in 1900. The Ury family moved to Sulphur in 1916 and for many years, Mr. Ury was a partner in the Famous Dry Goods Co. For the past 15 years he has been associated with the Sulphur Dry goods store here. Masons will act as pallbearers. Following the service here, the body will be taken to Sulphur Springs, Texas for burial. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sue Ury; sons J.(?) Ury of McAllen, Texas, FRED URY of Eldorado, Texas; HILLMAN URY of Houston,; and JIMMY RAY of the home, one daughter Mrs. JACK DREW of Sulphur; a brother STEWART URY of Sulphur Springs, and two sisters, Mrs. H. L. WOOD of Los Angeles, and Mrs. RAY ALLEN of Chicago.

Drake
The death angled visited the Kirby home and took ELBERT S. KIRBY Wednesday morning April 12. Those left to mourn his going are his wife, Mrs. LAURA KIRBY, three daughters LOVEY KIRBY, Mrs. THOMAS GILBERT, and Mrs. NETTIE RAY; four sons, IVEY, SAM, J. H. and IKE KIRBY; and three brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held at the family home Saturday afternoon with Rev. BILLY RICE of the Pentecostal Holiness church conducting the service. Burial was in the Drake cemetery.

Murder Charges Dismissed
Murder charges against VICTORIA LEE and RICHARD BRUNER, negroes, and BARNEY PHILLIPS, white, all living near Davis, were dismissed Saturday following a preliminary hearing… arrested and charged with the poisoning of CHARLES LEE, negro, husband of Victoria Lee, following his death March 18…. State chemists found strychnine in his stomach in an examination at Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City Man Dies in Soldiers Hospital
Last rites for THADDEUS C. DUNCAN, age 47, Oklahoma City, who died Sunday in the state Soldiers hospital here, were held in Ardmore Tuesday afternoon at the Ardmore cemetery. Mr. Duncan, who came here for a general checkup in the hospital, died suddenly Sunday morning before an examination was made. He had been a barber in Oklahoma City for years. He enlisted in the service from Ardmore, his former home. Survivors include a son MAXION DUNCAN, a brother JESS DUNCAN, and a sister Mrs. EVA MAE WILSON, all of Oklahoma City.

World War Veteran Dies
CARTER REESE SPARGER, age 48, Oklahoma City, died at the Soldiers hospital Sunday night following a long illness. Mrs. Sparger was born in Bonham, Texas March 24, 1891 but came to Oklahoma when he was 15 years old. For the past 10 years he lived in Oklahoma City. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. MARY SPARGER, a son and a daughter; a sister(?) Miss IRENE SPARGER, all of Oklahoma City; and a sister Mrs. E. F. SIMPSON of Edmond. Funeral services were held in Bonham, Texas April 18 with burial at the Wild Willow cemetery there. The body was taken overland to Bonham by the Frier Funeral Home.

Last Rites for Mrs. Tomlin
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the family home, East Oklahoma and 10th Street, for Mrs. JULIA TOMLIN, age 74, who died in her home Thursday night following an illness of about three months. Rev. L. R. SIMMONS of the First Baptist Church conducted the services. JULIA CRAWFORD was born in Lineville, Alabama April 13, 1865. When age of 14, she married JAMES TOMLIN in Clay County, Alabama. At age 16 she united with the Missionary Baptist Church. The Tomlin family left Alabama in 1887 and established a home where Mill Creek is located. IN 1912 the family moved to Sulphur to their present home. Four of eight children born to Mr. and Mrs. Tomlin are still living. They are Mrs. SALLIE CARR, Mrs. EVA GREEN both of Sulphur, Mrs. BEULAH BASS of Ardmore and one son, W. R. TOMLIN of Arizona. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery.

Services for Mrs. Young
Funeral services were held Monday April 17 at the Nazarene Church in Ada for Mrs. MARTHA YOUNG, age 84, who died at her home here, 1208 West Broadway, Saturday night. Rev. R. E. MCCAIN of the local Nazarene church officiated. Mrs. Young had been ill about ten days. Doctors attributed her death to heart disease. She was a resident of Sulphur many years ago, but had made her home in Texas until two years ago when she returned here. Survivors include sons, W. W. YOUNG of Wright City, GEORGE W. YOUNG of Mitchell, South Dakota; daughters, Mrs. JANIE HUDSON of Houston, Mrs. EMMA ARNET of Goose Creek, Texas, Mrs. MARTHA CHUMBY of Houston, and Mrs. VERA WOODS of Atoka(?); 25 grandchildren. One granddaughter is Mrs. PAUL ANDERSON of Sulphur. Pallbearers were grandsons.

Thursday, April 27, 1939

Services for Ravia Man
Death came Thursday night to FELIX W. ‘ROSCOE’ PENNER, age 43 of Ravia. He had been a patient at the Soldiers hospital here for the past few weeks. Funeral services were held at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel Saturday with Rev. A. A. HARMAN conducting. He was born January 21, 1896 at Mill Creek and spent most of his life there. He enlisted in the Army February 22, 1918 at Tishomingo and was discharged June 26, 1919, a member of the Battery D, 344 of the Field Artillery and served a year overseas. For two years from April 1934 to January 1936, he was in the Veterans CCC camp at Pueblo, Colorado. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. JOHN HARRIS of Ravia, Mrs. J. A. EDWARDS of Houston and a brother PAUL PENNER of Altus. Interment was in the Mill Creek cemetery.

Relatives Reunited just before Death of JAMES C. RIND
Last rites were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Dunn Funeral Home for JAMES G. RIND, who died in an Oklahoma City hospital from pneumonia following an operation. Rev. A. A. HARMAN officiated. W. A. BRUMLEY was the only relative present for the funeral. Mr. Brumley and Mr. Rind, cousins, had not seen each other for 40 years until only a few days before Mr. Rind’s death, when they were reunited. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.

Palmer
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. STEPHENS of the Palmer community celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, April 23, with all of their six children and their families, and other relatives and friends present. They met for a picnic dinner and party at the Travertine Island in the Platt national Park Sunday at noon. An unusual feature was that the witness of the marriage ceremony of Mr. and Mrs. Stephens, an uncle of Mrs. Stephens, T. J. BARKER, was present. Mr. and Mrs. Stephens, who both lived near where Marietta is now, were married in Gainesville, Texas April 23, 1889. Legal marriage licenses could not be obtained in Indian Territory so the couple went to Texas to have the ceremony performed. The family lived in the southern part of Indian Territory until June 1900 when a move to Greer County was planned. On the way some of the family became ill and a stop was made at Hickory. When the sick members became well enough, instead of going on, the family decided to farm here for the next year. Since November 1900, Mr. and Mrs. Stephens have been residents of the Palmer community.

The six children, five sons and one daughter, and other relatives and friends presented gifts. A large wedding cake with a miniature bride and groom was cut by Mrs. Stephens. Guests were: sons, DENNIS, FLOYD, BRYAN, IRA and JOHN and their families, all of Sulphur; daughter Mrs. GRACE DOUGHERTY of Clovis, New Mexico; T. J. BARKER of Palmer, uncle of Mrs. Stephens; Mrs. Stephens’ brothers and their families , W. T. LEMASTERS of Wichita Falls and A. A. LEMASTER of Marietta; Mrs. Stephens’ sisters and their families , Mrs. (bad print) and MRS. STOUT of Brinkman…

Local Woman Dies in Oklahoma City
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Dunn Funeral Home chapel for ANNA PALMER, age 33, who died Friday morning in an Oklahoma City hospital following a long illness. Rev. D. O. NORTHRIP officiated. Mrs. Palmer had been a resident of Sulphur many years. She is survived by her father, C. G. CRIST, two brothers and three sisters. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.

New Daughter
Mr. and Mrs. FINNIS WILLIAMS of West 17th and Muskogee announce the birth of a new daughter Wednesday morning. Mrs. Williams and all her children have been born in the same room at the family residence.

Son of City Man Dies in Dallas
Word was received here of the death of AUBREY REDWINE, of Houston, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. REDWINE of Sulphur, who died suddenly in Dallas Friday, April 21. Mr. Redwine was passing through Dallas when he became ill and passed away from a heart attack. He formerly lived and married in Sulphur. Survivors are his wife and four children; his father, two brothers CLARENCE REDWINE of Kansas and STANLEY REDWINE of Houston and one sister Mrs. H. O. LOYD of Shawnee. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. REDWINE of Sulphur and Mr. and Mrs. H. O. LLOYD and son JEAN/GENE of Shawnee returned home after attending the funeral at Dallas.

Pioneer Makes Talk at Kiwanis
J. C. POTTS, resident of Sulphur since 1900, told about the making the run of 1889 in Oklahoma Territory and staking a lot at Oklahoma City. (long article)

Thursday, May 4, 1939

Mrs. Dunn Buried at Hickory
Last rites were held today at the Corley school house for Mrs. VELMA ADA DUNN, age 49, who died at her home seven miles southwest of Stratford Wednesday. Rev. E. E. GREEN of Sulphur conducted the services. Mrs. Dunn was born in Texas and lived her early life there. She had lived in Murray and Pontotoc counties for the past 40 years. Survivors are her husband, J. DUNN, son FRED REEVES of the home, four sisters, Mrs. O. A. GOODMAN of Sapulpa; Mrs. J. J. POWELL of Tulsa, PEGGY DUNCAN of Ponca City, CRISTAL DUNCAN of Los Angeles, and brother N. M. DUNCAN of Tulsa. Interment at Hickory cemetery arranged by Dunn Funeral Home.

Marriage Licenese
LOYD W. CRANE 22 of Sulphur to HAZEL L. ANDERSON 19 of Stratford.
VERNON A. PURSLEY 26 to EDNA A MANSWELL 20 both of Sulphur
GEORGE W. PRICE 21 to INEZ DEEL 21 both of Sulphur.
G. W. THOMAS 22 to EVELYN STALLINGS 18 both of Kenefic.

Last Rites for Mrs. Thetford
Funeral services for Mrs. SARAH THETFORD, age 69, who died at her home in south town Wednesday night, will be held Friday afternoon at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. BILLY RICE in charge. Mrs. Thetford had been in ill health for two years. She was the wife of the late P. G. THETFORD who died here two years ago. She had lived in Sulphur since 1905 and was the former wife of the late JIM CAMPBELL. She will be buried by his side in the Oaklawn cemetery.

Father of Local Woman Dies
After an extended illness, GEORGE E. ANTHONY, age 71, passed away in a Norman hospital recently. He was the father of Mrs. GEORGE SWEETEN of Sulphur. Mr. Anthony had lived in and near Davis the past 32 years and had many friends in the vicinity. HE was born near Lawrenceburg, Tennessee August 21, 1867. In 1888 he married Miss VICIE NUNLEY at Lawrenceburg. He is survived by his widow and four daughters, Mrs. ANNIE HUTCHINS of Lawton, Mr. ETHEL CLAPP of Wynnewood, Mrs. GEORGE SWEETEN of Sulphur, and Mrs. ZONA KELLEY of Edinburg, Texas.

Brother of Local Man Killed in Texas
Funeral services were held Monday at Perryton, Texas for ED LITTLETON, brother of C. L. LITTLETON and A. C. LITTLETON of Sulphur. He was killed in Perryton Saturday. The two brothers and two daughters of C. L. Littleton, Mrs. JOE EDLER and Mrs. DAYTON BURNSIDE, and CLAUDE LITTLETON of Konawa attended the funeral services Monday.

Funeral Services for Dr. Higgs
Funeral services were held at Roff Wednesday afternoon for Dr. G. W. HIGGS, age 84, who died at his home near Hickory Tuesday evening. Mr. STRINGER conducted the services. Dr. Higgs, who had been a resident of near Hickory for over 25 years, was born March 5, 1855 in Washington County, Tennessee and spent his early life there. He purchased a ranch east of Hickory in 1912 and had lived there since. Survivors are five sons, W. H. J. HIGGS of Hickory, J. C. HIGGS of Columbus, Ohio, R. T. HIGGS of Custer, S. D., G. W. HIGGS of Birds Mill, and two daughters, Mrs. MARY SUMMERS of Hickory and Mrs. ADDIE STRINGER of Fittstown. Interment at the Roff cemetery was arranged by the Frier Funeral Home.

Fined
ALVA JASPER BARRETT of Wynnewood was fined $20 for reckless driving.

Dougherty Woman Dies
Mrs. LUELLA WOOD, age 64, wife of J. A. WOOD, died at her home in Dougherty early Thursday morning of last week. About 3 months ago, she fell and broke her hip. She was in an Oklahoma City hospital several weeks but was unable to overcome the effects of the fall. Burial was in the Dougherty cemetery.

Mrs. LOLA ETHEL BROWN Buried at Dolberg
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel for Mrs. Lola Ethel Brown, age 41, who died at the Sulphur clinic Wednesday April 16. Rev. JACK CHAFFIN conducted the rites. Mrs. Brown was born January 29, 1898 and had lived with her family in Murray County for several years. Survivors include her husband, FRED BROWN, daughters GENEVA and GLADYS, and sons GARLAND, EDWARD and ELMER, all of the home address. Interment was in Dolberg cemetery north of town.

Uncle of Sulphur Man Passes
Funeral services were held in Wynnewood Friday for BEN T. NORMAN, age 49, uncle of LYNN W. NORMAN of Sulphur. He died at his home in Wynnewood Wednesday of last week. Mr. Norman, a World War veteran, was formerly deputy marshal and at one time undersheriff of Garvin County.

Marriage Licenses
FOSTER CHANEY 21 to ADA REA SELL 18 both of Olney.
L. C. REID 58 of County Line to LURA PENDLEY 37 of Coalgate.
WILL A. GUEST 55 and Mrs. MARY BRITT 49 both of Ada.
WILLIAM J. FEARS 49 of Ada to Mrs. MAUDE SPELL of Ardmore.
BILL BOBY KAYLOR 21 to ANNIE RUTH DUNN 18 both of Olney.
D. J. BERTENOUGH(?) 52(?) and GERTRUDE DETMAN 41 both of Shamrock, Texas.

News Briefs
Mrs. ELWOOD HOLLAND and children JERRY, MILDRED and LAWANA JEAN of Oklahoma City are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. TAYLOR who reside in Pratt National park.

Mrs. T. P. WALL and daughter Miss KATHERINE JANE visited in Oklahoma City with her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS E. WALL of Mt. Carmel, Illinois who were in Oklahoma City on one day business trip.

Mrs. S. L. ROGERS of Sulphur Springs, Texas and Mrs. JOHN BELL of Dallas, Texas are guests of their daughter and sister, Mrs. J. E. URY at 1123 Division St.

Mrs. NEWLIN of Sulphur joined her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. WIGHT of Kilgore, Texas at Fort Worth, Texas to visit her brother and family, Dr. and Mrs. BEN WIGHT of Kermit, Texas.

Mrs. ROY OWENS of Gainesville was a guest of her relatives, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. WRIGHT and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. WRIGHT and their families.

CHESTER MOUNTFORD of Poynette, Wisconsin is making an extended visit with his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. J. E MOUNTFORD who reside on East Second St.

Mrs. TOM TAYLOR and son WAYNE of Norman and Miss LOIS TAYLOR, employee in the office of the University hospital at Oklahoma, and three nurses from the hospital visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN S. THOMPSON of 124 East Oklahoma.

Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN STEPHENS visited her mother Mrs. FRANK BUCHANAN in the Palmer community.

Mrs. MATTIE MCCLESKEY of the Carr Chapel community visited Mrs. JOHN S. THOMPSON at her home on East Oklahoma avenue.

Plead Not Guilty to Chicken Theft
Two men were arraigned on charges of larceny of domestic fowl: BUD LACKEY of Davis pleaded not guilty; CROWDER FARRIS of near Dougherty also pleaded not guilty. W. HART(?), MARION ANDERSON and Grandpa PARKER, all west of Sulphur, and FRANK CRAWFORD southeast of Davis reported their chickens had been stolen… sold to a Wynnewood produce company. The produce company owners identified Lackey and Farris as the men who sold the chickens.

Mrs. Collins Celebrates Birthday
Mrs. J. M. COLLINS celebrated her 94th birthday last Sunday when a dinner was served at her home here. Thirty-eight children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and friends attended. Attending were LOU COLLINS, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. COLLINS and daughter BILLIE JUNE of Sulphur, Mr. and Mrs. J. T, KELLY and children, CALVIN, CHESTER, ELMER, FRANCIS and DEWITT, Mrs. MARGARETTA BYNUM and son EDWIN of Eldorado, Mr. and Mrs. (bad print) and TOMMIE JOE of Fairfax, W. T. COLLINS and son B. L., Mrs. W. G. (bad prin), Mrs. NINA SULLIVAN and daughter CLAUDETTA, Miss OPAL NICHOLS of Sanger, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. COLLINS and children (bad print), Mrs. T. H. BOYDSTUN and daughter TERRY JIM of Denton, Texas, and Miss CORINE BELCHER of Pilot Point, Texas.

Thursday, May 18, 1939

Marriage Licenses
DELBERT E. EDGMAN 18 and ANNIE LEWIS 15 both of Davis.
ROLAND MCCRAW 20 and LAVICA LUMPKINS 17 both of Sulphur.
RALPH F. CLANTON 31 to LAURA E. ALBRIGHT 32 both of Shawnee.
JOHN F. MEEKS 21 of Sulphur to MARGUERITE W. CARRINGTON(?).

Thursday, May 25, 1939

Funeral for Young Hitchhiker in Texas
Funeral services were held this afternoon for (bad print) MAYBERRY, brother of Mrs. ED MONJAY, northeast of Sulphur and nephew of TOM DODSON of Sulphur. He was killed in Oklahoma County Monday afternoon when the ice truck, on which he caught a ride, ran into at a tree and crashed. The boy had led Sulphur Monday morning, supposedly at Lefors, Texas,…. (bad print).

Marriage Licenses
BOOK T. WASHINGTON 32 to FEBA JANE HORTENSE WEBSTER 31, both colored and of Dallas.
EDWARD L TURNER 23 of Davis to JOHNNIE MAE HAWKINS 19 of Davis.
A.D. WELBORN 36 to MARGARET C. RUCKER 31 both of Fort Worth.
SUBIN BRUER 19 to JESSIE LEE KING 18, both colored and of Sulphur.
H. L. OLIVER Jr. 21 to CHARLYNE HAWKINS 18 both of Walters.
W. L. BISHOP 68 to Mrs. LULA SCRIVNER 50, of Wilson.
ROLAND TANKERSLEY 28 to NELLIE FAYE RESS(?) 19 both of Sulphur.

Last Rites for O. B. Stephens
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for OTIS BURDELL STEPHENS, age 58, who died Saturday evening at his home, 220 East Wynnewood. Mr. Stephens had been in ill health for several years but had been confined to his bed only the past month. Born August 7, 1881 in Fannin County, Texas, he lived there until after his marriage in 1901. In 1906 the family came to Sulphur where Mr. Stephens was in the plumbing and heating business for many years. He was at one time an active member of the Woodmen of the World and served 20 years on the Sulphur fire department. Survivors include his wife, sons O. B. Jr. of the home, BUDDY STEPHENS of Sulphur and three daughters, Mrs. THELMA FURRH of Olney, Texas, Mrs. BILL HEATH of Sulphur and Mrs. JOHN GREER of Sulphur, six grandsons and one granddaughter. Pallbearerers were ED BALLENGER, B. F. KEITH, PAUL GOFFE, BILL RIFFE, and B. B. HORSMAN all of Sulphur, and LUTHER GREER of Davis. Burial at Oaklawn cemetery was arranged by Dunn Funeral Home.

Broken Ship
Mrs. MAUD SADLER of Wynnewood is in the Sulphur clinic with a broken hip. She is a frequent visitor in the ROBERT FULTON and LANDER FULTER homes.

Rites for LAVINA SCOTT
Death came to LAVINA SCOTT, 15 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. SCOTT of Route 1 Sulphur at the Sulphur clinic. She had been ill about a month, was a patient in an Oklahoma City hospital then transferred here about ten days ago. Funeral services were held at the St. Paul Methodist church, where she was a member, with Rev. LEONARD PAYNE, pastor, officiating. Born in Bristow April 15, 1934, the young girl moved with her family near Sulphur about six years ago. She was a student at Hickory high school, member of the 4-H Club, glee club and junior quartet of the Hickory school. Survivors are her parents, a brother G. R. SCOTT, a sister LEAH SCOTT and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. R. L. FRANKS of Sulphur. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery arranged by Frier Funeral Home.

school. Survivors are her parents, a brother G. R. SCOTT, a sister LEAH SCOTT and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. R. L. FRANKS of Sulphur. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery arranged by Frier Funeral Home.

Small Child Dies
Death came Friday morning to little WANDA JEAN SPINDLE, 3 ½ year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIE A. SPINDLE of Los Angeles, who are visiting relatives here. The child had been sick 13 days and died in the home of Mr. and Mrs. BILL BOSTICK, from pneumonia and measles. The Spindles, who are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. BOSTICK, formerly lived here. Survivors include the parents, a small brother BILLY WAYNE age 2. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel with minister JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Pallbearers were ALBERT DEFRATUS, A. P. LEWIS of Palmer, IRA NOWLIN of Drake and R. E. CHILES. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery.

Old Time Roff Resident Dies
Death came to one of the old-timers of this section Friday afternoon when A. MAXEY, age 83, died after a short illness at the home of his daughter, Mr. LECK CLAYTON of Roff, where he had made his home for years. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Roff Church of Christ. Mr. Maxey was born April 10, 1856 in Tennessee and spent his early life there. He came to Oklahoma 51 years ago and made his home near Roff for the last 45 years. Survivors are Mrs. Clayton, two grandsons, BILL CLAYTON of Roff and MAX CLAYTON of Los Angeles; one granddaughter Mrs. WILMA FANNING of Tulsa; and two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Burial in the Roff cemetery was arranged by Frier
Funeral Home.

Highway Patrol Locates Relatives of Wreck Victim
Relatives of the hitchhiker killed in an accident near Oklahoma City Monday afternoon were located here Tuesday through efforts of the highway patrol. The 15 year old boy, who died shortly after he and another youth caught a fired on a ice truck just west of Oklahoma City, was identified as J. F. MAYBERRY, brother of Mrs. DICK MONJAY of Route 2 Sulphur. The highway patrol here received word that the dead boy was believed to have been visiting here recently. MARVIN WADE, who happened to be in the patrol office heard the patrolmen talking about the it and remarked the description fit the brother of Mrs. Montjay who left supposedly Monday morning to return to his home in Leforest, Texas. SGt. T. L. BOCOCK went to the Montjay home seven miles northwest of Sulphur and brought both Mr. and Mrs. Montjay to the office then Sgt. Bobock called to Oklahoma City to have the description rebroadcast. Mrs. Montjay listened and said the description fitted her brother who had left here Monday morning to return home to Leforest, Texas. … The father of the boy, JEFF MAYBERRY, was notified of the tragedy.

Services for Mrs. Stone
Rites were held Monday afternoon at the graveside in Oaklawn cemetery for Mrs. MATTIE CARR STONE, age 78k who died at her home on West Tulsa and 13th St. Sunday night. Rev. A. A. HARMAN of the First Christian Church conducted the services. Mrs. Stone, who was born January 11, 1861 in Calvary(?) County, Missouri, moved to Texas in 1875 and to Arkansas in 1876.There she married T. S. STONE in 1879. In December 1890, they moved to Indian Territory and for the last 49 years lived in what is now Murray County. Survivors include her husband, T. S. Stone, three sons, WALTER STONE, CLARENCE STONE and WILLIAM STONE, all of Sulphur; and five daughters, Mrs. ALICE GOODALL of Yukon, Miss MAE STONE of Sulphur, Mrs. GRACE COYLE of Sulphur, Mrs. URCIE COYLE of Sulphur, Mrs. ROSE WHITE of Lawton, and a brother MARTIN D. COYLE. Pallbearers were BOYD HORSMAN, FRANK CRAWFORD, HAYES EAST, BIRD ASHTON, LUKE MORAN and JIM DAVENPORT. Burial was arranged by Frier Funeral Home.

Opens Davis Café
GRACE SCOTT, who formerly operated the City Café here, has reopened the café in Davis formerly known as the Bradford Café, now called Highway 77 Café.

Conley Boys Drowns
Q. T. CONLEY, age 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. CONLEY, and an employee of the Dixie Filling Station, was drowned Tuesday night in Lacy’s Lake north of town between 10 and 11 o’clock while he swam around a rowboat in which QUINTON LANGSTON and two girl companions were riding. The two boys with ETHEL LEE GLAZENER of Oklahoma City and AUDRA HUFFINES of Wynnewood, guests of Mrs. BOB STARK of Sulphur, drove to the dame, parked the car and got in a rowboat. When they were several hundred yards out, another car approached the dam and Langston said Conley took off his shirt, shoes and socks, saying he would swim to the car and move it so the other auto could pass. Langston persuaded him to wait and see if the other car could pass. The second car stopped and turned off the light and Conley, not wishing to lose articles in their car, started to swim toward their car, but the other car was driven away before he reached the cars, Conley returned to the boat that Langston was rowing and Conley swam around it. …got to shore, Langston and the girls did not see Conley, … thought Conley was playing a joke, waited an hour, then went to the Chapman resident on West 9th St. where the police were called. VAUGHN HETZLER was at the Hicks service station when he heard the report and reported it to the highway patrol office. County attorney EWING SADLER at the Vela and Dayton café heard the report and he with Sgt. TILMAN BOCOCK, LLOYD LEDBETTER of the city fire department, and JESSE FAULKNER and ROBERT LOWELL, patrolmen, went to the lake. Ledbetter reported to BOB JONES, west side fire department truck driver, and to ED WELCH, city fire department. OTIS TINKLE, DAYTON BURNSIDE, JOHN HOWARD MOORE, ED WECLCH and LLOYD LEDBETTER of the fire department, ‘FAT’ COTTLE and BOYD ROBB were among the citizens who searched for the body which was found Wednesday morning. GENE FRIER of the Frier Funeral Home stated there were no bruises or swollen places to indicate that Conley might have struck something while swimming around.
Funeral services were held this morning at the Frier Funeral Home chapel with JACK CHAFFIN, minister, officiating. The boy was born in Hopkins County, Texas April 14, 1921 and had lived most of his life near Sulphur. Survivors include the parents, brothers, JOHN and CURTIS SLOVER CONLEY, and sister MATTIE MAE CONLEY of Sulphur. Pallbearers were ARTHUR HARRIS, HASKELL HARRIS, SCOTTIE BLANTON, OTIS BRITT, JIM OAKLEY and CLIFFORD EVERETT. Burial was at Oaklawn cemetery.

Death of Dr. Shamel’s Mother
Word was received Tuesday of the death of Mrs. S. W. SHAMEL, mother of Dr. W. L. SHAMEL of Sulphur. She received suffered a stroke of paralysis. Dr. and Shamel and two of his children, BILLY and SUE, went to Jefferson City Monday.

Cars Damaged, No One Hurt in Headon Crash
RUBE WILLIAMS and GUS HENSLEY were held in jail Monday on charges of leaving the scene of a headon accident Saturday night two miles west of Sulphur when Mr. and Mrs. WAYNE RICHARD’s car was struck headon by the other men’s car.

Divorces Granted
(bad print) READING from JIM READING; MARIE DAVIS from ED LEE DAVIS; ROSE MAE WARD ASHLEY from VERN ASHLEY; RACHEL SANDEFUR HICKMAN from BEAUFORD LEE HICKMAN.

Pleads Guilty
LEE MIDKIFF of Oklahoma City pleaded guilty to reckless driving.

Funeral for Mrs. Shurley
Funeral services for Mrs. EDLA NELSON SHURLEY were held at the First Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon with Rev. J. C. HARRIS, pastor, conducting the rites. Mrs. Shurley, age 71, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. C. FINE, 10 miles north of town Monday afternoon after an illness confined her to be the past five months. She was born September 19, 1867 in Arkansas but had live in Sulphur the past 16 years. She was an active member of the First Methodist Church here until her illness. Surviving are her husband, J. W. SHURLEY, sons A. H. SHURLEY of Sallisaw, J. C. SHURLEY of Van Buren, Arkansas, W. N. SHURLEY of Sulphur and daughter Mrs. Fine, sister (bad print) of Reed, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were stewards of the church.

Charged: LOUIS VAUGHN, age 22, of Wapanucka at the CCC camp here, pleaded not guilty. The prosecuting witness was HAZELY WORLEY, 14 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. WORLEY, two miles west of Sulphur.




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