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Lucy Bradshaw Killian died in Groom, TX
Posted by: Julia Nelson Luke Date: January 10, 2002 at 18:25:35
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The year is 1906:
Isaac Smith Killian aka Ike Killian has purchased 160 acres in Beaver County, Oklahoma. Ike Killian moves his pregnant wife, Lucy Bradshaw Killian, and their five children from Kiowa County, Oklahoma to this 160 acres in February 1906. Ike Killian dies from pneumonia between February 8-15, 1906.

Lucy Bradshaw Killian buries her spouse in Beaver County, Oklahoma. She then boards a train, with her five children, heading for her father's home (Rev. J.H. Bradshaw), 9 miles north of Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma.

Lucy becomes ill in route, the train stops in Groom, Carson County, Texas, where Lucy is taken to a hotel. Lucy gave birth to a daughter and named her Mary Etta "Fay" Killian, after the woman who tended her at the hotel. A few days later, Lucy died. Her date of death would have been February 1906, between the 15th - 28th.

Where would Lucy Bradshaw Killian have been buried? Would there have been a newspaper in Groom, Texas? An article or obituary?

Lucy's youngest brother, Bunyard "Bun" Bradshaw was with Lucy when she died. Afterwards, he took the children by train to Erick, Oklahoma where they were met by the maternal grandparents and then taken to Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma.

Is anyone familiar with this story? Any help is greatly appreciated!


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