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Look up: Need obits & name of cemetery for SUMNER in 1970s, Ada, Oklahoma
Posted by: Janice Fenter (ID *****7098) Date: January 23, 2011 at 10:54:50
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I need a look up in the newspaper for Ada, Oklahoma (Pontotoc County) for an obit, death and or Funeral Notice for my grandmother's half sister, Myrtle Mary (HARDAGE) SUMNER and husband Earl Thomas SUMNER. They lived in Ada, Oklahoma. I think their house was on Johnson Street.

I'm trying to find the actual date of death for these two and where they are buried. If they were not buried, then if their cremated remains are located at a cemetery and who I might contact for information.

I have the following from the Social Security Death Index:
Name: SUMNER, EARL
Birth: 25 May 1888
Death: Aug 1970
Age: 82
Last Address of Record: 74820 (Ada, Pontotoc, OK)
Last Benefit: (none specified)
Issued By: Oklahoma

Name: SUMNER, MYRTLE
Birth: 01 Mar 1894
Death: Dec 1979
Age: 85
Last Address of Record: 74820 (Ada, Pontotoc, OK)
Last Benefit: 74820 (Ada, Pontotoc, OK)
Issued By: Oklahoma

I have Earl's place of birth as Celeste, Texas, his mother as Lura P. SUMNER [died 9 July 1951] and a brother named Ore H. SUMNER [died 12 June 1912].

Earl may have been married before he married Myrtle. In the "Oklahoma Pontotoc County Quarterly, Vol. XI, #2, January 1980," I found a listing for a marriage between an E.T. SUMNER and Maudena CARNEY, 7 Nov. 1910.

I have Myrtle's birth name as Myrtle Mary HARDAGE, and she was born in Bismarck, Arkansas, to John Monroe HARDAGE and Nora A. SAUNDERS (or SANDERS). Myrtle's parents are buried in Durant, Oklahoma, in the Highland Cemetery, along with some of their children in the same cemetery plot.

In the "Oklahoma Pontotoc County Quarterly, Vol. XIV, #3, January 1983," I found the listing of the marriage of Earl SUMNER, age 29, and Myrtle HARDAGE, age 23, both from Ada, on 28 June 1917. From personal knowledge and other sources I know Earl worked at the post office in Ada for several years. I don't believe this couple ever had any children.

Through the website for Find A Grave, I found one of Myrtle's sisters, Olene J. (HARDAGE) CONNALLY buried in Rosedale Cemetery with husband Charles H. CONNALLY. Olene died 31 March 1977 in Ada, Oklahoma, and lived on the same street as her sister, Myrtle.

Myrtle had another sister, Margaret "Attie," who also lived in Ada. She was still alive when Olene died in 1977, and may have been mentioned in any obituary. Attie's married name may have been KIRT/KURK, or any variation of the spelling, when Myrtle died. If still was living at the time of Myrtle's death, she may have taken care of the arrangements for Mytrle's funeral and burial.

I've looked at the Find-A-Grave website for Earl and Myrtle SUMNER, but haven't been able to find them.


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