The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
Friday, July 13, 1928
Former Wilson Football Star Killed on Rig
Wilson, July 13: THOMAS “STICKS” DEBERRY, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY DEBERRY of Wilson, was killed by the falling of the hoisting apparatus on a rotary rig near St. Louis in this state in the Seminole oil fields yesterday….Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Wilson Church of Christ, Rev. W. DON HOCKADAY holding the service, and burial in the Hewitt cemetery. Sticks DeBerry was one of the most popular young men of Wilson, the star halfback of the Wilson football team, graduating in the class of 1928…for the past five years been employed at the Central Tire shop of Wilson, part time work while attending school. He had recently taken up oil field work, employed by KAHL & SMILEY, drilling contractors, at the time of the fatal accident.
Youth Killed in Motor Crash North of City
Sole Support of Widowed Mother
WESLEY W. WALLACE, 18, son of Mrs. MINNIE E. WALLACE of 603 Fourth Av NW, and the sole support of the family composed of his widowed mother and four children, was killed this morning when a truck which he was driving overturned with him, one fourth mile south of the country club on federal highway 77… body taken in charge of Bettes funeral home. No arrangements for the funeral had been completed. …Wallace was truck driver for BUCHANAN, operator of the Broadway battery and tire shop. He was hauling gravel for work on the federal highway… The body was said to be the sole support of his mother, three younger brothers, LEE, ALBERT, and BILLY and younger sister MARY ELIZABETH.
Child Improving at Von Keller Hospital
BELLA KAYE MATHERS of Denison, Texas is improving at the Von Keller hospital after swallowing a bichloride tablet. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. MATHERS of Oklahoma City and JAMES C. MATHERS of Marietta were called here.
Cause of Girl’s Death Mystery
FREDDIE LEE BRILEY, 10 years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. BRILEY of Graham, died at a local hospital today. The body will be returned to Healdton for burial. Peculiar circumstances surround the death of the girl. She was wading at Hickory Dam last Sunday and complained of one of her feet, upon coming out of the water. From then she was never able to stand on the foot. Attending physicians believe she was bitten by a snake while in the water, although her family does not concur in this opinion.
Slaughter Wins Suit for Pension
L. C. SLAUGHTER, 72 years old, will continue to draw his pension of $45 per month from the firemen’s fund of this city, unless the commissioners see fit to appeal the case to a higher court. Slaughter, who was fire chief of the Ardmore department from 1902 to 1923, sat through a hearing in district court this morning, and heard, ASA WALDEN, judge, hand down a decision granting the plea, he had made that his pension be restored to him… for 15 years the city paid his pension, then in January of this year, the board decided that under a construction of the state law, the old veteran was no longer entitled to his monthly check, and as a matter of further law had never been truly entitled to the pension. Slaughter brought suit against the city and the judgment today was the result…
Muskogee, July 13: Mrs. DAN L. JONES, wife of the manager of the Okay Truck Co. of Okay, a few miles northwest of Muskogee, suffered injuries when her automobile was struck by a passenger train today.
Sunday, July 15, 1928
Thirty Years Ago on July 15, 1898
Mrs. A. B. SEAY, Mrs. WALTER HARDY, and Miss BLANCHE HARDY went to Oil Springs.
Mrs. G. W. WILHELM and three little girls were in San Angelo, Texas.
W. F. WARREN, postmaster of Berwyn, was here.
PORTER STAPLES is advertising as the red headed grocer.
Miss NINA SMITH went to the Atlanta Confederate Reunion.
S. T. BLEDSOE had a letter from S. MCKENNON of the Dawes Commission that said enrolling Indians was progressing.
Capt. W. R. WOOD operated the street sprinkler.
Gov. GREEN MCCURTAIN of the Choctaws and Gove. R. M. HARRIS of the Chickasaws held a conference at Caddo.
Misses PEARL FOLSOM, BEULAH GREEN, and RUBY SANDERS, and Messrs. WILL WHITMAN, TOM BOYD, and JACK SCANLON spent the day at Woodford with Miss MINNIE SMITH.
Funeral for Wesley Wallace
Funeral services for WESLEY WALLACE, 18, victim of automobile accident Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with Rev. W. LEE RECTOR officiating. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, three younger brothers and one younger sister.
Sunrise wedding of interest to Wilson and Ardmore society was a ceremony this morning at 5:00 in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. HARDY E. BAUGH of Wilson, uniting Miss RUBY E. BAUGH of Wilson and DAVID WALTER OGDEN of Ardmore. Immediately after the ceremony, they left by motor for Mena, Arkansas to spend their honeymoon in the Ozark mountains. The marriage service was spoken before a small company of relatives and friends by the bride’s father, who is a minister in the Church of Christ. Mr. Ogden recently completed his law study at the Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tennessee and intends to practice in Ardmore. He is a brother of judge JOHN B. OGDEN of Ardmore and PETE RAY OGDEN, newspaper publisher at Wilson. The bride is assistant secretary for the People’s Building and Loan association of Ardmore.
Marriage licenses issued to: JOHNSON KANEOTOBA 25 and Miss LADIE GOING, 22, both of Idabel; PERCY JONES 22 and Miss IRENE JOHNSON both of Idabel; ARTHUR CROCKER 22 of San Angelo, Texas and Miss ROXINE PARK 32 of Tulsa; JOHNNY DALE 11 of Medina, Texas and KATHERINE MYERS 17 of Springer; ROBERT I. LINES /LYONS 22 of Stuttegar, Arkansas and Miss GERTRUDE GAINES 22 of Ardmore; N. D. ADAMS 42 of Healdton and Miss LOIS BURRESS 22 of Anadarko; SIDNEY RICE 21 of Newport and Miss THELMA GILLIAND 18 of Wilson.
Divorce suits: ROSE LEE FOLSOM vs EDGAR FOLSOM; EDITH PALMER vs GILBERT PALMER; SIBYL BROWN vs T. G. BROWN; WILLIE LATTIMORE vs JEWEL LATTIMORE; LESTER ODEFFLEE SEAL vs CHARLIE SEAL.
R. L. SERBER Wins Success on Farm
About 12 years ago, R. L. SERBER came from Tennessee to Carter County, having but little or no money. He purchased 290 acres of land on credit, at the foot of the Arbuckle Mountains north of Berwyn, with some fine valley land and grazing lands running up the mountains. When Mr. Serber secured this land, it was in a poor state of cultivation with few improvements; today, one of the finest farms in the county, modern buildings, fenced fields… paid for the farm and improvements….
Monday, July 16, 1928
ARTHUR WALCUTT, former U. S. commissioner and one of the pioneers of Ardmore, died early Sunday morning in the Walcott addition… born March 14, 1869 at Pilot Point, Texas, educated in public schools there and at Franklin college… his mother, Mrs. MARTH WALCOTT, with her husband, founded the town of Pilot Point died in May. A sister Mrs. TOM MOORE of Olustee is the only surviving member of his immediate family besides his wife Mrs. Walcott and son DAN HAILEY WALCOTT of Enid and daughters Mrs. DUNCAN WOOD of St. Louis, Mrs. MITCHELL JONES of Ardmore, Mrs. ROBERT J. BALL of McAlester, and Miss LUTIE TOM WALCOTT of Ardmore.
Tuesday, July 17, 1928
Newport Family Found Destitute
Mrs. EFFIE WILKES, county probation officer, and CARL HOLDEN deputy sheriff, were called to Newport where a man attempted to murder his wife and children… found a feeble minded couple living in destitute conditions… woman placed in county home, youngest child, boy of four years, taken to the University hospital to have his feet straightened out at the children’s clinic and four of the children placed in the Cornish Orphans Home.
Thursday, July 19, 1928
Woman and Three Men Escape from Kay County Jail
Newkirk, July 19: Four prisoners, ART CATLIN, C. E. ANDREWS, CECIL BROYLES and LAURA “DUTCH” PHILLIPS… escaped from the jail…
Boy Killed by Lightning
Wichita, Kansas, July 19: Lightning struck and killed JAMES WILKINSON, 17 year old Dexter, Kansas highschool boy near Belle Plains yesterday. Wilkinson, employed at the DAN FORSYTHE farm, attempted to stop a run away team frightened by the storm when the lightning struck. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. WILKINSON, live at Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Mrs. MABLE OAKMAN filed for divorce from NORRIS OAKMAN, saying he threatened her… they have two children..
Mr. and Mrs. WIRT FRANKLIN and daughters LOUISE and JEWELL and recently adopted baby daughter BETTY JEAN will be accompanied by Misses KITTY BROWN and ANNA PERKINS when they leave for their cottage at Colorado Springs for a vacation.
WOODROW MCCAGE of Thackerville, who was injured in an accident sometime ago, is getting treatment at the Hardy sanitarium for a head injury which never healed.
PHILLIP HARRIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. HARRIS of Marietta, had surgery for appendicitis.
BILL BRAWLEY, wanted here for car theft at Graham, was returned from Maud by CON KIERSEY, deputy sheriff.
Mr. and Mrs. PAUL SMITH, 614 C NW, have an eight pound son, JERRY PAUL; she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. OLLIE ANDERSON.
After 30 years of married life, Mrs. ADA MARR filed for divorce from ED MARR…. Have four minor children and she wants custody.
BUCK JONES was charged with driving a car while intoxicated.
State Pioneer Dead at Davis
A.J. CHAPMAN, Oklahoma pioneer and former deputy U. S. marshal in Ardmore, died at his home in Davis Tuesday and the funeral was to be held this afternoon. Services were conducted at the home by Rev. TUCKER of the Methodist Church. Interment was at Davis cemetery. Mr. Chapman had been an invalid for six years and moved to Davis six months from Oklahoma City.
Friday, July 20, 1928
ERNEST FORD Is Dead as Result Knife Wounds
ERNEST FORD, who resided southeast of Ardmore on Hoxbar Route, died in a local sanitarium today as a result of knife wounds sustained during a fist fight Sunday night at his home. The body was taken to Harvey Brothers undertaking… Murder charges were filed against LAWRENCE MUSGRAVE and ALBERT MUSGRAVES, brothers,, by MARVIN SHILLING, assistant county attorney. The funeral will be conducted Saturday afternoon at the Harvey Bros. chapel by Rev. W. LEE RECTOR of the First Baptist Church. Besides his wife and mother, Mrs. S. E. FORD, the following brothers and sisters are in the list of survivors: WILLIAM, BENNIE, BUD, FRED, TOM, BROWNIE, Mrs. GRIFFEY, Mrs. HAYES, Mrs. LEWIS and Mrs. MCCARTY, all of Ardmore.
Child Passes Away
LUCILLE, six year old daughter of E. G. ELKINS, died at a local hospital, where she had an operation for appendicitis. The funeral will be this afternoon at Alma, with Rev. MOSES WHITTINGTON of the Carter Avenue Methodist Church, in charge of the service arranged by Bettes funeral home. The child’s mother died at an Ardmore hospital July 9. Besides her father, there are three sisters and one brother.
Son and Father Placed in Jail
Pryor, July 20: Additional arrests are expected today, sheriff CHARELS M. KELLEY, stated in the robbery of the Bank of Salina in this county. ROOSEVELT BARTON, 19, and his father J. L. BARTON 65, both of Siloam Springs, are in jail…
Sunday, July 22, 1928
Well Known Man Dies at His Home
WILLIAM HENRY SMITH, 719 B St NW, well known resident of Ardmore, died last night and the funeral will be held from the Harvey Bros. chapel this afternoon. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, REBECCA and RACHEL and a son VERDINE, all of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. BANGLEY of Ardmore and two sisters.
State Wide Search
Tonkawa, July 21: A state wide search was contemplated tonight for HAROLD CORBETT, 14, who disappeared from his home a week ago.
Divorces filed: ZADDIE BELLE JACOBS vs JOHN JACOBS; MABLE OAKMAN vs NORRIS OAKMAN, ADA MARR vs ED MARR
A.J. Chapman died Tuesday morning at his home after an extended illness. He had been in failing health for many years. The funeral was held at the family residence Thursday afternoon by Rev. F. A. TUCKER of the Methodist Church. Judge E. W. FAGAN of Sulphur made a brief talk. The pallbearers were U. S. marshals and other officials from Ardmore. Mr. Chapman was a native of Louisiana but spent most of his life in Texas and Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife and daughter, Mrs. ROLAND JARRETT of San Antonio.
Death claims F. C. PICKENS
FRANK C. PICKENS, 59, died Tuesday night at his home six miles south of Davis. The funeral was held at Greenhill cemetery at Davis Thursday afternoon. Mr. Pickens was born in Tennessee but came to this country at an early date and has farmed around this section for many years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and five sons.
Death of Mrs. FRANK MATE
Mrs. MARTHA MATE, 25, died Tuesday night after a brief illness of fever and pneumonia. She was the wife of FRANK O. MATE, a farmer living 2 ½ miles northeast of Davis. The funeral was held at the Greenhill cemetery Wednesday, conducted by Rev. J. S. FERGUSON.