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Re: SIKES families of Pawnee County 1900-today
Posted by: Jan Payne (ID *****0008) Date: November 12, 2006 at 14:21:19
In Reply to: Re: SIKES families of Pawnee County 1900-today by bobby sikes of 301

From the Pawnee County Marriage Index to 1964 and marriage books----
--Flossie Sikes, age 19, resident Pawnee, married Earl Davis, age 19, resident Pawnee, on March 3, 1914, by Geo. E. Merritt, County Judge County Court, with father C.S. Davis giving permission, in Pawnee County marriage book 8, page 48.
--May Sikes, age 21, resident Pawnee, married Orvace Coe, age 22, resident Stillwater, on June 7, 1930 by Will L. Johnson, Baptist minister, Pawnee, in Pawnee County marriage book 13, page 122.
--Neal Leon Sikes, age 25, resident Pawnee, married Clara Geraldine Hamrick, age 21, resident Pawnee, on January 25, 1942, by A.J. Bradshaw, Christian Church, with Tansey, Holdenville witnesses, in Pawnee County marriage book 17, page 15.

In the Pawnee County marriage index, Cleveland Division---
Pauline Sikes married John Willenborg and can be found in Pawnee County marriage book 2, page 283.

From the Pawnee County probate index to 1964 and probate file #1624, Willa Lee Sikes, son of A.W. Sikes, died 7 October 1931 in Pawnee from an auto accident driven by LeRoy Anthony.

No obituary found in Pawnee newspapers for Emma Lee Sikes, wife of G.L. died 8 May 1917, and buried in Maramec IOOF cemetery.

From the "Courier-Dispatch and Times-Democrat" newspaper, Pawnee, OK, Thursday, January 8, 1925, page 5, col. 5---
"An Aged Woman At Maramec Passed Away-Dec. 22, 1924
Nancy V. (Powell) Sikes was born in Wayne County, Tenn., May 7, 1851, was married to A.L. Sikes Oct. 29, 1886. To this union was born seven boys and seven girls of whom eight are living, six were present at the funeral. Grandma Sikes was a devoted Christian and was a member of the Baptist Church at Maramec.
She leaves her husband and eight children and a large number of grandchildren and greatgrand children, besides a host of friends to mourn her going.
The funeral was conducted from the home by her former pastor, Will L. Johnson of Pawnee.
Text Rev. 4-1. 'After this I looked and behold a door was opened in Heaven.'
She was buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Maramec.
Farewell Sister
-Contributed."

From "The Pawnee Courier" newspaper, Pawnee, OK, Thursday, June 14, 1934, page 3, cols. 2 & 6----
"Obituary
A.L. Sikes was born in Union City, Tennessee, September 24, 1842 and died June 5, 1934 at the age of 85 years, 8 months and 11 days. He was united in marriage to Nancy Powell, October 29, 1867 who preceded him in death nine years ago. To this union were born 14 children, seven of which preceded him in death. The seven who survive are: S.B. Sikes, of Clinton, Okla., G.L. Sikes, of Rayon, Colorado, Mrs. Mary High, of Highland, California; R.E. Sikes, of Oklahoma City, Okla; A.W. Sikes, of Pawnee, Okla.; Mrs. Fannie Fowler, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Mrs. Earl Davis, of Cushing, Oklahoma.
Those present for the funeral were: R.E. Sikes, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; A.W. Sikes, of Pawnee, Okla.; and Mrs. Earl Davis, of Cushing, Okla.; and a number of grandchildren.
Mr. Sikes was a Baptist minister for several years and a member of the Baptist church of Maramec, Okla.
Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Maramec, Oklahoma.
In Loving Memory
of our dear father and grandfather
A.L. Sikes
Loving and kind in all his ways,
Upright and just to the end of his days,
Sincere and true in his heart and mind
Beautiful memories he left behind."

"Card of Thanks
We acknowledge with grateful appreciation, the kind expression of sympathy from our many friends in the death of our dear father and grandfather Mr. A.L. Sikes, and the lovely flowers. Also the assistance so kindly rendered by the I.O.O.F. and Rebekah lodges and the choir. We also wish to thank, Rev. Will L. Johnson of Pawnee for the beautiful words spoken.--Mr. and Mrs. Earl Davis and family, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Sikes and family, Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Sikes and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy High and daughter, and grandson, Paul Prather."

From "The Pawnee Chief" newspaper, Pawnee, OK, Thursday, March 16, 1961, page 1, vol. 4---
"Last Rites for Arch Sikes, 79, held Sunday
Rev. David Arnold of the First Christian Church officiated at services held Sunday afternoon for Arch Wallis Sikes, 79, a retired city employee, who died Thursday, March 9, at a Pawnee hospital.
Mr. Sikes was born February 8, 1882 at Troy, Tenn., and moved near Guthrie in 1901. He was married there on January 2, 1908, to Pearl Jenkins. The family moved to Pawnee in 1918 where they have lived since. Mr. Sikes retired 10 years ago from his job at the City Lake.
He was a member of the First Christian church here.
Surviving are his wife of the house, one son, Neal Sikes of San Leandro, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Coe, Guthrie, and Mrs. Mildred Ketch, Oklahoma City; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary High, Riverside, Calif.; Mrs. Flossie Davis, Tulsa, and a sister in Phoenix, Ariz. Also 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Interment was in the Highland cemetery under the direction of the Poteet Funeral home."

Listed in the "Survey of Summit View Cemetery Logan County Guthrie Oklahoma" compiled by Logan County Genealogical Society, 1993, "Orvace Rolla Coe, b. 1908 d. 11-5-1952, Block 33, lot 49A, Purchaser: Helen M. Coe. Lot card reads 'Orvall Rolla Coe'." and "Nina Porter Sikes 1902 1-25-1984 Block 33, lot 17A, Purchaser: Roy Porter. PORTER-double stone. Lot card reads Nina Porter Sikes. Stone reads Nina M. Porter-'Mother'."

From "The Oklahoman" newspaper, Oklahoma City, OK, December 7, 1954, page 9,---
"Services Today For City Victim Of Lung Ailment
Services for Robert E. Sikes, 76, of 1224 N. Shartel, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Watts funeral chapel, with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. He died of a lung ailment Sunday following a prolonged siege of ill health.
Sikes was born in Union, Tenn., and came to Oklahoma as a young man. He had been a city resident at various times since the early days.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gerald Mraz, Fontana, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary High, Riverside, Calif.; Mrs. Fannie Swartout, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Mrs. Flossie Davis, Depew; one brother, A.W. Sikes, Pawnee; and three grandchildren."


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