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Mostly obits Nov 25 -Dec 31, 1947 Ardmoreite

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The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma

Tuesday, November 25, 1947

Public Records
Divorce filed: ELLEN MARIE WEBB vs. FLOYD W. WEDD
Marriage license: EMMETT E. MAULDIN 116 and Miss BERTHA MAE TINDALL 16, both of Milo, parents’ consents for both.

Wednesday, November 26, 1947

Father, Powerless to Help, Sees Son Run to Death in Front of Car
While his father looked on, helpless to avert the tragedy, FRANK RUSSELL LOWRANCE, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. MARC LOWRANCE of 1014 Third Ave SW, raced in front of a passing car and to his death at 6 p.m. Tuesday. ALBERT H. BONNEAU of Third and I St Sw, Ardmore furniture man, was driver of the car. He was exonerated by the officers. … The child is survived by his parents and a brother MARC, 12.

Hero Buried at Ringling
Re-burial services were in Ringling for ASHLEY ROBERTS, 24, who was killed in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. His body was returned from overseas last week. The body was met by the young hero’s mother, Mrs. HOMER BAUCUM of Ringling. He was a nephew of WLATER and ANNIE)?) ROBERTS of Ardmore and a grandson of the late ISAAC ROBERTS, widely known in this area.

Mrs. RANNIE ODELL ASHLEY
Services for Mrs. Rannie Odell Ashley, 40, who died Nov. 24 at Farwell, Texas, will be in the Wheeler school Thursday at 3 p.m. The body was returned by Goddard airplane with Harvey’s special ambulance equipment. Mrs. Ashley was the wife of A. H. ASHLEY of Farwell. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. PAULINE FLEMING of Farwell, a brother, ED PETTY of Comanche; three sisters Mrs. JENNIE REED of Pauls Valley, Mrs. MAY COX and Mrs. ROY SMITH of Santa Paula, California, and two grandchildren. Rev. G. W. HANKS, Freewill Baptist minister, is to preside.

Thursday, November 27, 1947

Death Claims Widow of City Business Man
Mrs. E. B. LUKE, widow of the late E. B. Luke, pioneer business man of Ardmore, died at her home Wednesday evening. The body is at Bettes funeral home, but no arrangements have been made for the funeral. Mrs. Luke was one of the most widely known women in Ardmore. Her husband established the Luke Music Store in the early days, a landmark in Ardmore. The Luke residence is at E St NW and West Broadway. Mr. Luke died several years ago.

Rambling Reporter
What was once considered the chief diet of the sharecropper and tenant farmer is now the scarcest article on the list as far as a meat packing salesman is concerned, according to C. B. MAYFIELD. The cut is the lowly dry sow belly, now it is higher than many others cuts of the hog or beef, and hardest to get. Mayfield has been working this territory since September…moved his wife and daughter here from Muskogee. His wife WENOMA is a native of Tishomingo, daughter of ED SMITH, long time Johnston County merchant. Mayfield was born and reared at Ada. Their daughter DEANNE, 10, attends Franklin school.

ERNEST V. ‘BUSTER’ COX recently bought out WAYNE DANIELS’ electrical business. Buster has been working for Wayne for several years and is well qualified to continue the business. The last time the Rambler wrote about Buster, he was a suspect in a murder case, but of course, was entirely innocent. His uncle, WILL COX, was mysteriously killed in his store at Hoxbar over 20 years ago. Buster lived nearby and discovered the body. A week elapsed, the crime was unsolved, so Buster was picked up as a suspect. Two county boys proved to the slayers.

Friday, November 28, 1947

Last Tribute to Mrs. Luke
Last rites for Mrs. E. B. Luke, 68, who died Wednesday evening, were Friday afternoon in the First Methodist Church, conducted by Dr. WILLIAM H. MANSFIELD. Burial was in Rose Hill beside her husband, E. B. Luke, pioneer business man of Ardmore. Bettes directed arrangements. Active pallbearers: EVERETT HENLEY, MACK FRASER, ALBERT SOLOMON, GEORGE DAVIS, CHARLES A. MILNER and JOHN W. ATKINSON… Mrs. Luke was born Sept. 2, 1879 in Plainfield, Iowa. She was married to EDWARD B. LUKE in Oklahoma City in 1898. Coming here in the early days, her husband established the Luke Music Store. Since his death, the business has been continued as a family enterprise. Mrs. Luke lived quietly at home and was in ill health, residence 503 West Broadway. A member of the Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star, she is survived by a son EDWARD LUKE; two daughters, Mrs. DEWEY WOOD and Miss HELEN KATHRYN LUKE; three grandsons, EDWARD LUKE WOOD, ROBERT PHILLIP LUKE and EDWARD A. LUKE Jr.; three sisters, Mrs. CHARELS ANTOL of Oklahoma City, Mrs. ROSE BROOKS and Mrs. LAURA HETHERWICK of New York; and two brothers, GEORGE MCGREGOR of Oklahoma City and ROY MCGREGOR of Houston, Texas.

LEONARD THOMPSON
Bettes will announce burial arrangements for LEONARD THOMPSON, who died Nov. 27 in a hospital in New Mexico. He was an oil field worker, a veteran of World War I, born 1893 at Keller. Survivors include a daughter, Miss (blurred print) THOMPSON of Hobbs; four sisters, Mrs. MYRTLE BARNES of Ringling, Mrs. GERTRUDE TEEL and Mrs. C. RIDGWAY of Ardmore, Mrs. C. BRIDGES of Oklahoma City, and two brothers LON THOMPSON of Los Angeles, Cal., and CLYDE THOMPSON of Ardmore.


Sunday, November 30, 1947

Former Carter County Celebrates Golden Wedding (with photo)
Visalia, California, Nov. 29: At the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. WEAVER recently was the setting for a delightful reception honoring their golden wedding anniversary. HENRY WEAVER, an early day peace officer, and his family lived in Newport and Ardmore, Oklahoma form 1904 to 1928. They frequently go back to Oklahoma to visit. All their children and grandchildren were present: CLYDE WEAVER, J. E. WEAVER of Woodlake and EDNA MCMILLAN of San Francisco. Grandchildren: SHIRLEY and CAROLYN WEAVER, children of J. E. and PAULINE WEAVER; DARLENE, CLYDE Jr. and little MARY LOU, 7 months old, children of CLYDE and LOIS WEAVER; GLADYS DENNIS, daughter of EDNA WEAVER MCMILLAN, and children, JOYCE ELAINE and CHERYL, great-grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Weaver.

Teachers Sees Her Former Pupils at Soldier Springs
Mrs. SALLIE B. MILEY, 403 D St NW, who taught the second school ever held at Soldier Springs near Hobart in 1903, visited there recently and saw some of her former pupils who are now grandparents. The place was a barren spot as Mrs. Miley first knew it. Now called the shelter belt, it presents a different picture with beautiful trees and rich farmland, reaching for miles through Kiowa County. A native of Virginia, Mrs. Miley has had a colorful life. She was educated in Kentucky and spent early years in that state. After her marriage, she homesteaded in New Mexico, but has made her home in Ardmore for years. Her son PAUL POLK, a footballer on the Ardmore team years ago, is in the oil business in Illinois. Another son, IRWIN(?) B. MILEY, is a photographer for the Dallas Morning News and president of the Texas State Photographers association.

Public Records
Divorces filed:
MARY CHARLENE MURRAY vs. DEMPSEY MURRAY
OBIE JOHNSON vs. CLAUDINE JOHNSON
BEULAH LOVE vs. CECIL LOVE


Divorce granted: ALMA CLOAR vs. LUTHER CLOAR
Marriage license issued to DUANE B. MOSMAN, 34, of Stockton, Cal., and Miss NEVA BEATRICE TODD, 34 of Ardmore.

Monday, December 1, 1947

Young Pastor Dies
Two persons lost their lives in traffic accidents over the weekend.
EDWARD HADDUCK, 20, of Russell, Kansas, associate pastor of the Wesley Methodist Church in Oklahoma City and ministerial student at Oklahoma City University, killed in headon collision late Saturday five miles northeast of Oklahoma City.
LONE ELK, an Indian, died Saturday night in an Elk City hospital after being struck by an automobile earlier on an Elk City street.

S. R. ’BOB’ RENICK
Funeral services for S. R. ’Bob’ Renick, 71, were Monday afternoon in the Church of Christ at Marietta, arranged by Goodrick funeral home. TOM SMITH of Healdton was the officiating minister. Renick was born Nov. 18, 1876, in Collinsville, Texas. He married Miss FLORENCE ADELL SANDERS Sept. 8, 1898, and lived in Carter and Love Counties the past 50 years. His wife died years ago. Surviving are two sons, ROY BENCIK of Ardmore and ALVIS RENICK of Lamesa, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. LOLA SHIPMAN of Overbrook, Mrs. IRMA WATSON of Lone Grove, Mrs. NORMA TESTERMAN of Tishomingo and Mrs. HAZEL ARD of Ardmore, and 14 grandchildren. Burial was in the Marietta cemetery. Pallbearers: LEONARD RICE, CHARLIES ROARK, TREVENER EVANS, JESS TESTERMAN, A. E. GARRISON and CLARENCE CHESTNUT.

BESSIE MCBRIDE TURNER
Services for BESSIE MCBRIDE TURNER of 914 Third Ave NE, who died Sunday at Talihina, have been set for 2:30 Tuesday afternoon in the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: RICHARD POWELL, DAN PRUITT, JESSE ELLIOTT, J. W. ELLIOTT, CHUBBY HUNT and TOMMY HUNT. Mrs. Turner was born March 4, 1908 at Madill and married JACK TURNER at Chickasha in 1941. She had made her home here for the past three years. Survivors include her husband; two sons, JOE MCBRIDE of Ardmore, and GORDON MCBRIDE of Waco, Texas; her parents Mr. and Mrs. WILL MCBRIDE of Ardmore; brothers, MILBURN MCBRIDE of Ardmore and CLIFFORD MCBRIDE of Oklahoma City; sisters, Mrs. PASCHALL RITCHEY of Marlow, Mrs. OLLIE HEAD of Snyder; Mrs. OLIVER DUGGINS of Carter and Mrs. WILLIE DUGGINS of Modesta, California.

Mr. and Mrs. SAM POSTOAK, southwest of town, announce the birth of their 13th child Sunday, BARBARA JEAN.

Mrs. PEARL PATTON of 822 D St SE announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her granddaughter Miss MARY LOU JACKSON, to JACK HAZELWOOD, son of Mrs. OLLIE HAZELWOOD of Ardmore and the late Rev. L. F. HAZELWOOD. Miss Jackson is employed by S. H. Kress Co. and Mr. Hazelwood at the Cross Shoe Shop.

Tuesday, December 2, 1947

Mrs. IDA KELLER BUTLER
Arrangements are incomplete for Mrs. Ida Keller Butler, 62, who died Nov. 30 at her home at Woodford. Mrs. Butler was born March 3, 1885 in Lampassas, Texas. She married A. D. BUTLER, March 17, 1909 and had lived in the county since. A Baptist since 1920, she is survived by her husband and seven children: CARROL ADAM BUTLER of Ada, WINIFRED REGINALD BUTLER and HARVEY EUGENE BUTLER of Hydro, LOIS KELLER BUTLER of Ontario, California; JACK, MAX LARVE and A. D. KELLER Jr., all of Ardmore; a brother, GEORGE KELLER of Rogers New Mexico; and sisters Mrs. MAGGIE BRADLEY of Ardmore and Mrs. ANNIE STRICKLAND of Kansas.

Mrs. MARY LOU JOHNSON
Services for Mrs. Mary Lou Johnson, a resident of Healdton the past 21 years, who died Monday at her home, will be Wednesday in the East Hill cemetery at Roff. A Presbyterian, Mrs. Johnson is survived by a son, JOE E. JOHNSON of Ardmore; three daughters, Mrs. FRANK FULTON of Healdton, Mrs. DOLLIE MAE MADDOX of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. LOIS RICHMON of San Diego, Cal. She was the mother of ten children. Her husband preceded her in death years ago. Mrs. Johnson was born June 13, 1866 in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Bettes funeral home of Healdton is in charge.

Sentenced at court:
JACK KNUTSON, manslaughter.
LESTER LEE WALLACE, manslaughter.
ELVIN MCKINNEY, manslaughter.
OSCAR WILLIAMS, forgery.
CLIFFORD RAY RUTLEDGE, bigamy.
JACKIE KALE, reckless driving.
CLYDE MCDONALD, disposing of mortgaged property.
JESSE WILLIAMS
R.T. WEBB, assault with a deadly weapon.

Wednesday, December 3, 1947

Anniversary
Sulphur, Dec. 3: Fifty golden years, they intended to keep it quiet, not make any fuss about it, but when you have 50 years of wedded bliss, that’s news and news gets around. Mr. and Mrs. W. I. WILLIAMS of Sulphur will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Friday. They were married Dec. 5 1897, at the farm home of the bride’s parents, near Egger, now Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas. The bride, 17, was born on the same farm. Williams, 24, drove to market and picked up the license. He thought that he could get the preacher any time. When time for the ceremony came, no preacher could be found. They stopped an itinerant preacher, J J. HOLLAND, a Missionary Baptist, from an adjoining county, who performed the ceremony. They homesteaded in no-man’s land near Boise City, not much money, only a dugout for a home, but they were the happiest days of our lives. Since then, the Williams have lived at Idabel, Ada, Oklahoma City, and Pauls Valley. When time came to retire, they chose the ‘prettiest spot’ in Oklahoma and here they mean to stay. They have three children, RALPH WILLIAMS and MAE EUBANKS of 711 NE 11th and FAY GORDON of 1725 NW 13th; grandsons, LEWIS LOYD EUBANKS, 24 and W. J. EUBANKS, 26, both students at O.U. and JERRY GORDON, 6, of Oklahoma City. .. The Williams household is now made up of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS, her sisters, ‘AUNT SACKIE’ SARAH HANCOCK and Mrs. LULA GREEN.

Thursday, December 4, 1947

Baum Man Is Gravely Hurt in Collision
One man is near death and no hope is held out for his recovery as result of a truck-car collision five miles east of Ardmore on Hwy 70 Wednesday. MEREL EDWARD SKINNER, 28, route 1 Ardmore, employed by Fox Rig & Lumber Co., as a carpenter, is at Hardy Sanitarium in grave condition. Skinner in a 1936 model car was traveling east toward the Baum community where he lives. An oil field truck with pipe was traveling west, topped a hill just as Skinner reached the peak of the hill, it was raining… The truck was driven by HERBERT BAKER BRUCE, 19, of 1308 Austin St, Wichita Falls, Texas…

WILLIAM H. COLBY
William H. Colby, 79, retired, of Houston, Texas, father of Mrs. R.W. GARDENHIRE of 1103 Bixby, died in his sleep Tuesday night at Houston where services will be held Friday. Colby was a pioneer real estate man of Houston. Besides Mrs. Gardenhire, he is survived by a son FRANK COLBY, widely known newspaper columnist and author of syndicated column ‘Take My Word for It.’

Friday, December 5, 1947

J. J. ‘JESS’ OXFORD
Funeral services were held Thursday morning in Houston, Texas, for J. J. ‘Jess’ Oxford, 54, brother of HEV and TOM OXFORD of Ardmore. He died Wednesday following a major operation. He was office manager of one of the leading wholesale furniture houses in Houston. In addition to his two brothers here, he is survived by a his wife, a son JAMES HARVEY OXFORD, his mother Mrs. J. R. OXFORD, both of Ardmore; a brother C. C. OXFORD and sister Mrs. AL YOUNG of Houston, Texas.

Healdton News, Dec. 3
Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. CAREY celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Thanksgiving Day in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. CAREY at Durant. Four of their five children were present: Mr. and Mrs. H. A. ROBERTS and daughters SUE and PATSY, Mrs. R. N. HURT and daughter DONNA, all of Healdton; Mr. and Mrs. LAWTON CAREY and daughter SANDRA of Fox; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. CAREY and sons RONNIE and LARRY of Durant.

Sunday, December 7, 1947

Four Persons Hurt Result of 4-Car Crash
In a four car collision four miles south of Ardmore on Hwy 77, four persons were injured: EARL E. WILSON, 38, of Guthrie, his wife Mrs. ERNESTINE WILSON, Mrs. R. M. WEST of Dallas, and R. M. WEST of Dallas. ..

Four Die in Plane Crash at Chickasha
Chickasha, Dec. 6: A doctor, his wife and two guests were killed tonight when a four passenger private airplane crashed and burned on a farm 3 miles west and slightly north of here. Dr. ROY EMANUEL, 50, a Chickasha physician about 22 years, owner and pilot; his wife, Mrs. Emanuel about 50; Miss CHARLOTTE HICKMAN, about 40, office nurse; and EVERETT WILCOX, 35, Chickasha music dealer and former high school music director of Wewoka.

Mrs. Wolverton Found Dead
When FONNIE R. WOLVERTON came from the lake Saturday, he found his wife dead… She was alone in the home and Dr. F. W. BOADWAY, who was called, said she had been dead about two hours. Mrs. Wolverton was about 70 years and had been ill several years. The body was taken to Bettes funeral home. The daughter, Mrs. CHARELS ALBERDING of Kenilworth, Illinois, was notified… Mrs. Wolverton was born MARY CHASTAINE and was born in Waynesville, North Carolina. She lived here prior to her marriage to Mr, Wolverton, both members of pioneer families. ..Additional survivors include a sister Mrs. JOHN K. SPEARS of Oklahoma City, and three grandchildren.

Love County to Honor Hero
Plans are announced for funeral services Tuesday for Pfc. KENNETH MCMEANS, first of the county war dead to be returned from overseas. Under direction of the Marietta American Legion and Burton-
Goodrich Funeral Home, the body will arrive Tuesday and service at the First Baptist Church will be conducted by Rev. TAFT HOLLOWAY, burial at Lakeview cemetery. Killed in action in Germany Feb. 2, 1945, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. MCMEANS. He was born Feb. 12, 1924 in Lewisville, Texas and moved with his family to Love’s Valley near Marietta when he was about five. …. In addition to his parents he is survived by three brothers, W. J. MCMEANS, FRED T. MCMEANS, and DON MCMEANS, all of Marietta. Pallbearers: C. J. SHELLENBERGER, DAVID SHELLENBERGER, POPE ROBERTSON, JACK THURMOND, BILLY BRANNON, VIRGIL LYNCH, CHARLES KESSELBERG, DAVID WILSON, all members of the Marietta American Legion.

Assailant of Two Officers Shot to Death
Antlers, Dec. 6: A man identified as STEVEN M. CARTER, arrested earlier this afternoon in connection with the shooting of two peace officers, was shot and killed in the Pushmataha County jail when he attempted to escape, shot three times by ATWOOD THOMPSON, Oklahoma game ranger with a gun that had been taken from Carter when he was arrested near Valliant…


Veteran’s Body Being Returned
Body of Sgt. JACK D. MCPHERSON, killed Jan. 5, 1945, in the European theater of operations, is being returned from overseas and should arrived here Tuesday, Dec. 9. He was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Ardmore. Survivors are his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MCPHERSON of Oscar; a brother W. C. MCPHERSON Jr. of Ardmore; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. MCDONALD of Tuttle; seven uncles, G. C. MCPHERSON, GROVER MONTAGUE, OLIVER MCDONALD and R. T. MONTAGUE of Blanchard; JIM FIELDS of Oklahoma City, TYLER MCDONALD and JOE MCPHERSON of Tuttle; three aunts, Mrs. JACK BYERS of Blanchard, Mrs. BUCK JONES of Ada, and Mrs. TED ROB INETT of San Fernando, California, and a cousin, Mrs. WOOD SELVIDGE of Ardmore. Bettes will direct.

C. A. REEVES
Burton-Goodrich funeral home of Marietta announced services for 2 p.m. Monday for C.A. REEVES, who died there Saturday, age 74. Rev. L. ENLOE will conduct the funeral at the First Christian Church and burial at Lakeview cemetery. Pallbearers: JIM THOMPSON, OTIS WEBB, JOE LONDON, ROBERT REID, ELZIA GWIN, and SAM BILLINGSLEY. Mr. Reeves had been a resident of Love County the past 30 years, moving from Alabama. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. EVA LOU REEVES of Marietta; four daughters, Mrs. PERAL FREEMAN of Thackerville, Mrs. MAUD GRAY of Milburn, Mrs. MARY LOU CONRAD of Demitt, Texas, and Mrs. EVELYN THOMAS of Hart, Texas; two sons, H. B. REEVES of Marietta, and JOHN N. REEVES of Fort Worth, and 18 grandchildren.

Married 50 Years (with photo)
Former Ardmoreites now living in Ada, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CALVIN LOCKE recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with an open house for their friends. Approximately 125 persons called during the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Locke are the parents of Miss ODEAL LOCKE, Mrs. NORENE LEDBETTER of Wichita Falls, Texas, Mrs. GERTRUDE CASTLEMAN of Shawnee and Major NORVAL M. LOCKE of Kokura, Japan. Before moving to Ada, the Lockes lived in Ardmore 14 years.

Coe Children Fete Parents on Anniversary
Children of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. COE of 17 Seventh Ave NW will entertain from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday with an open house in the Coe home on the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents’ home Dec. 7, 1897, in Cooke County, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Coe have lived in Carter and Love counties 43 years and in Ardmore since 1925. They were married at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. NOLEN near Gainesville. Mrs. Coe’s grandfather, HIRAM ‘HI’ DENNIS, was widely known in north Texas among the early day residents. All the family will be present at the anniversary party except a grandson, SHIRLEY ABBOTT, in California. The sons and daughters and their wives and husbands acting as hosts are: Mr. and Mrs. C. A. COE of Marietta, Mr. and Mrs. ROYCE COE, CLINT COE, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. MILLER and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. JOHNS, all of Ardmore; Mr. and Mrs. FRANK DUSTON of Gainesville, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. A. F. ABBOTT of Oklahoma City. There are 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Rambling Reporter
Probably the oldest man in Carter County is JOHN CRINER, age 97, a few months older than E. B. PUGH. Criner is living with his son, CHARLES CRINER, a few miles southeast of Ardmore, surrounded by his beloved Criner Hills that were named for him. GEORGE CRINER, his eldest son, was telling something of his father’s kindness to the early settlers. He was a native and when the first settlers drifted into Indian Territory, John Criner operated a prosperous ranch. He had corn cribs, bugling with corn and smokehouses full of meat. George and his father never turned down a needy settler. Told them to help themselves to corn and meat and repay them when they were able. George says few of those his father was so generous with ever repaid. Now he is feeble, nearly blind, and his sole support comes from a small pension and what his sons furnish him.

Tatums Man
T. J. MALONE, principal of the Tatums high school in the northwest Carter County, will head the Southern Oklahoma Negro Teachers Association for the coming year. Vice-president is R. G. HAYNES of Waurika. Other officers are: GLORIA AINSWORTH of Ardmore as secretary, Mrs. ESTHER JOHNSON of Ada as assistant secretary, W. M. MARSHALL of Hugo as treasurer, Mrs. E. M. BAKER of Ardmore as music director, and Mrs. INEZ BURNELL of Hugo as assistant music director.

Monday, December 8, 1947

Soldier Dies in Wreck, Wife Gravely Hurt
A Fort Leavenworth soldier was killed, his wife seriously injured and a Graham man hurt, but not seriously, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in car collision on Hwy 70 four miles west of Lone Grove. Dead: ROY MARVIN VANSILL, 27, soldier at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Injured: his wife, Mrs. ELLA FRANCES VANSILL, 17, and WILLIE EDWARD VANSILL, 23, of Graham, a nephew to Roy Vansill and driver of the car. Slight lacerations were suffered by PAUL ALLEN of Wichita Falls, Texas, driver of the other car in the two car crash.

Mrs. F. R. WOLVERTON
The Episcopal burial service was conducted Monday afternoon from Bettes chapel by Rev. EDWIN A. MORTON for Mrs. F. B. WOLVERTON, an Ardmore resident since 1898. Mrs. Wolverton died Saturday in her home. Survivors include her husband, F. B. WOLVERTON of 219 Stanley Blvd., a daughter Mrs. CHARLES HOWARD ALBERDING of Kenilworth, Illinois, a sister Mrs. JOHN K. SPEARS of Oklahoma City and three grandchildren. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery with DORRIS O. COFFEE, J. SPENCER ENTRIKEN, DALE TATE, DONALD WOLVERTON, ROBERT WOLVERTON and BEN CURTIS as pallbearers. Mrs. Wolverton was born MARY CHASTAINE in Waynesville, North Carolina. Both she and her husband were members of pioneer Ardmore families.

Mrs. SADIE BALL
Mrs. Sadie Ball, formerly of Ardmore, died Sunday morning in a hospital at Ada, where she had been living since leaving here. The body is at Bettes funeral home. Mrs. Ball was born June 12, 1880, in Lebanon, Missouri. She is survived by three sons, ED BALL of Cordell, Cal., JOHN BALL of Bushton, Kan., and HOWARD BALL of Ada; two daughters, Mrs. CLAUDE PROCTOR of Oklahoma City and Mrs. CLAUD COFFMAN of Ada; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, December 9, 1947

Circulation Man Is Killed
Two men died and one man was critically injured in Oklahoma highway accidents last night. JOSEPH E. BAILEY, 38, newspaper circulation manager of Tulsa, was killed instantly when a car overturned on the outskirts of Tulsa. Bailey driving home to Sperry. CECIL JOHN LONG, 38, Seminole, an oil well acidizer, was driving a truck on a truck convoy near St. Louis, Okla., when his machine went out of control, killing him. TAYLOR MARCUM HENSLEY, 50, a Pocasset farmer, received critical injuries when he jumped from his truck as it hurled into a dry canyon from a small bridge, about a mile north of Anadarko.

Tribute to Dead Hero
Services will be Wednesday at Bettes chapel for Sgt. JACK D. MCPERSON, 21, commander in the 740th Tank Battalion, who was returned here from Belgium for reburial. Rev. J. EVERARD CARTER of the First Christian Church is to preside with American Legion in charge of graveside service with Rev. FRED A. DUNNING as post chaplain. Ex-service men as pallbearers: BASIL MORAN, J. J. MORAN, E. C. GAUNTT, EDDIE ELLIS, JACKIE ELLIS and DONALD JACKSON. McPherson enlisted March 1, 1943, at Waurika and saw service in France, Holland and Belgium, killed Jan. 5, 1945. Born Feb. 8, 1925 in Ardmore, survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MCPHERSON of Oscar, brother W. C. MCPHERSON Jr., of Ardmore, and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. C. J. MCDONALD of Tuttle and a number of uncles and aunts.

MEREL EDWARD SKINNER
Services were Tuesday afternoon in the Assembly of God church at Baum for Merel Edward Skinner, 28, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident, Dec. 3, on Hwy 70. He died Monday afternoon in Ardmore. Survivors include his wife, MARIE SKINNER, a daughter LYNDA JOYCE of Baum, a brother NEWMAN LEE SKINNER of Tucson, Arizonia; four sisters, Mrs. WANDA GOODWIN and Mrs. JIMMIE RAE GUNSOLES of Baum, Mrs. VIRGINIA STIEDWIG of Mannsville and Mrs. LAHOMA HIGHNIGHT of Ardmore, an aunt Mrs. ANNIE WEST of Baum, one niece and two nephews. Burial at Young cemetery directed by Harveys. Pallbearers: R. J. NAYLOR, ELMER WARMER, PAT BATTLES, CHARIS JONES, LEONARD INGLE and R. A. DAVIS. Rev. FRED JAMES presided at services.

Wednesday, December 10, 1947

Three Oilfield Men Killed in Crash near Konawa
Konawa, Dec. 10: Three oilfield workers flying from their home at Wewoka to work near Duncan were killed in a pre-dawn crash of their plane near here. Dead: OLLIE BEN MARTIN 20, pilot; DICK CARDER 43, and C. S. TUCKER, about 43. The patrol said that Carder came to Wewoka last night to see the coronation of his daughter JOYCE LEE was Wewoka high school yearbook queen. Martin had been married about a month.
BEN THOMPSON
Ben Thompson, 67, died Tuesday in Kokomo, Indiana, according to word received by HUGH MCINTIRE, a brother-in-law. Thompson was with the railway express office at Kokomo for a number of years. He wad been ill for some time. The funeral will be Friday at Kokomo. Survivors include his wife, a son and a daughter.

Thursday, December 11, 1947

Wilson Dies of Injuries
H. F. WILSON, 75, who lived west of Ardmore on Hwy 70, died of injuries and complications arising from his being struck by an automobile as he walked across the highway Tuesday morning, dying Thursday. Wilson was the 18th person to die of injuries in traffic mishaps in Carter County in the current year. … Services will be held Friday at the Bettes chapel, conducted by Rev. PAUL E. RIGGS of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. Burial will be at Rose Hill. Wilson was born Nov. 2, 1872 in Texas. A farmer, he came here in 1935 from Hobart. Survivors include three sons, JOHN WILSON of Ballico, Cal.; VASCO and JAMES WILSON of Ardmore; five daughters, Mrs. JESSIE BRANCH of Hobart, Mrs. CLAUDIE TOLBERT of Hackman, Cal., Mrs. MARIE FOSTER of Ardmore, Mrs. MELISSA FOSTER and Mrs. DOVIE FOULTNER of Ballico.

Public Records
Annulment suit for DOROTHY LEE REYNOLDS, a minor, by J. A. REYNOLDS, her father, against A. R. WHEELER.
Divorce filed: A. H. GENTRY vs. MARIE GENTRY.

Friday, December 12, 1947

Healdton
Mrs. J. M. LOVING
Funeral services were held Thursday in the Bettes funeral home chapel for Mrs. NETTIE LOVING, 81, who died Tuesday after an extended illness. Rev. CLAY of the Assembly of God Church conducted services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons: ALEC FLEMING Jr., LEWIS MERRITT, JACK GAMAN, JOHNNY HUNT, ERWIN COPENHAVER and JAMES ALLEN HUNT. Mrs. NETTIE LOVING was born June 21, 1866, at Jacksboro, Texas. She married JAMES M. LOVING at Gainesville, Texas, Oct. 28, 1946. She had lived in this section for 50 years… Surviving are her husband J. Loving of Healdton; children, ROY MERRITT ofP hoenix, Arizona, CLARENCE MERRITT of Healdton, DEWEY MERRITT of Healdton, Mrs. MAMIE LEE of Healdton, J. W. WEST of Lone Grove, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Military Funeral
Funeral services were held at the Graham Baptist Church Wednesday for Sgt. ROY M. VANSILL, Graham, stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Sgt. Vansill died of injuries in an automobile collision between Wilson and Ardmore Sunday afternoon. His wife was seriously injured, now receiving treatment at an Ardmore hospital. The car was driven by his nephew, and the group were en route to Ardmore to visit Sgt. Vansill’s father has been receiving treatment in an Ardmore hospital. Rev. HERBERT G. BARNETT of the First Baptist Church of Healdton conducted services with burial in Graham cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home of Healdton. Military services at graveside were conducted by Co. G 179th Infantry 45th Division, stationed at Healdton. Roy M. Vansill was born July 21, 1919 at Oil City and died Dec. 7, 1947, age 28. He was married to ELLA FRANCES, who survives him, on Dec. 13, 1945. Surviving are his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. EDWARD W. VANSILL of Graham, and three brothers, FRED of Dillard, CHRIS of Oil City, and W. A. of Graham.


Mrs. LEVA GARDNER
Mrs. HULDAH DUNCAN of 621 H St NW received word Thursday about the death of her sister, Mrs. LEVA GARDNER, Wednesday at Springfield, Missouri. Services will be Saturday at Niangue, Missouri. Mrs. Duncan will be unable to attend since she has been ill for more than a year.

Death of Infant
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in Anadarko for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. PANNIE HAGOOD, former residents of Oscar. The baby died Tuesday of pneumonia. She was two months old. Bettes directed burial.

Sunday, December 14, 1947

Abe R. Travis Dies While Playing Golf at Dornick Hills
ABE R. TRAVIS, 41, of 219 F St SW, widely known oil producer, died Saturday afternoon when he suffered a heart attack while playing golf at Dornick Hills Country Club…. Travis is survived by his wife, NORMA GATES TRAVIS of the home, his father D. R. TRAVIS of Denver, Colorado, one sister Mrs. EUGENE SLOW of Dallas, Texas, and three brothers, GEORGE TRAVIS of Thermopolis, Wyoming, LOUIS and MARSHALL TRAVIS of Tulsa. Mrs. Travis is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. FRANK GATES. Gates was a widely known Ardmore pioneer who was connected with Tyler-Simpson Co. for 51 years, served as manager of the firm for years. Travis was born Dec. 17, 1907 at Marietta, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Illinois and received his AB and Doctors degree in engineering at O.U. He served in the Army Air Force as a captain in the intelligence dept. and served two years overseas during WWII. He was connected with the Gled Oil Co. of Tulsa. The body was sent to Tulsa late Saturday night. Funeral services will be Monday 11 a.m. at the Fitzgerald funeral home in Tulsa.

R. E. ANDERSON
R. E. Anderson, 60, retired railroad man, died Friday night at his home, 312 A ST SW, following an illness of several years. Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Carter Avenue Methodist Church conducted by Rev. A. B. CARSON of Apache, with Rev. J. D. STOUT of Maysville and Rev. FRED A. DUNNING, church pastor, assisting. Burial at Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Bettes. Pallbearers: H. H. EBELING, L. C. HENRY, ROY WARD, W. A. DAMRON, E. H. WEST and W. C. SCRIVNER. Anderson was born Oct. 5, 1887, in Ashland, Mississippi. At McKinney, Texas, he married Miss MABEL KIRKWOOD of Madill on Feb. 9, 1908. He came here in 1922. He had been a section foreman with the Santa Fe RR between the line here and Ringling. He is survived by his wife; three daughters, PAULINE MAUJLDIN of New Brunswick, N. J., NAOMI ANDERSON of the home, and BERNICE GALLANT of Berlin, Germany; two brothers, W. L. ANDERSON of Ringling and ROBERT ANDERSON of Tishomingo, and a sister Mrs. B. F. EDLEN of Tishomingo. He was active in the Carter Ave. church throughout his residence here.

Confederate Veteran Dies
Sulphur, Dec. 13: BURRELL NASH, 107 year old veteran of the Confederate Army, died here today just 11 days before he would have been 108 years old. Nash…died as the result of injuries suffered Tuesday when he fell in his home. Nash was born Christmas eve, 1839 on a farm near Atlanta, Georgia. He spent five years in the Confederate forces with a rank of private first class, his friends said. He was wounded twice in the war. He had lived in Sulphur since he was 96 years old, having farmed until that time. He had two children, both of whom he outlived.

ED DARNALL
Ed Darnall, 50, of Marlow, died Saturday morning at a Marlow hospital. He is a nephew of WHITE DARNALL of Darnall.

Public Records
Divorce filed: BETTY JO JACKSON vs. ROY JACKSON
Divorce granted: HELEN L. HOLBROOK vs. HENRY L. HOLBROOK

Hennessey Man Dies of Monoxide Fumes
Hennessey, Dec. 14: Carbon monoxide gas fumes were believed to the cause of the death of a Hennessey man and illness of other family members. A. MCCLELAND, 83, succumbed to a heart attack shortly after the family was overcome. Dr. H. VIOLET STURGEON, who called to the home, said fumes were apparently responsible. Other family members overcome: Mrs. A. MCCLELAND, Miss EDNA LAURENCE, Mrs. F. C. PETERS, FLOYD MCLELAND and JACK TROYER.

Monday, December 15, 1947

Six Traffic Deaths
Latest victims:
MICHAEL DAUGHTERTY, one year old, of Bristow.
Mrs. JOHN L. DAUGHTERTY, about 55, of Dinuba, California.
LOYAL FATE ‘BUD’ STILES, 30, of Oklahoma City.
ALBIN LEONARD CARLSON, 57, of Tulsa.
FRED ANDERSON, 66, of Kaw City.
WILLIAM CARL PATTON Jr., 20, of Tulsa.

G. W. FOX
The Body of G. W. FOX of Provence, who died in Ardmore Monday morning, is at Harvey funeral home.

Tuesday, December 16, 1947

Two Persons Die in Flames after Wreck
Ponca City, Dec. 16; J. B. ‘PETE’ MCQUAID, 54, veteran taxi driver, and his passenger, Miss VIOLA SMITH, 20, burned to death in a fire which followed the collision of McQuaid’s cab and a gasoline transport truck, driven by DWIGHT SPOTTS, 28, not hurt.

Public Records
Divorce granted: A. H. GENTRY vs. OMARIE GENTRY.
Divorce filed: ARLINE PRICE vs. EDDIE PRICE; J. R. BROWN vs. RUBY BROWN.
Marriage licenses: JACK HAZELWOOD 20 and Miss MARY LOU JACKSON 20, both of Ardmore; THOMAS FREDERICK COLLINS 24 of Oklahoma City and Miss SARAH ANN LOVE, 23, of Ardmore; EARL L. WEEKLY 21 and Miss MARGENE KING 18 both of Ardmore.

Wednesday, December 17, 1947

Last Rites for Mrs. Pierce
Following services set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the residence, 1002 Burch St NW, the body of Mrs. LOTTIE PIERCE, 69, who died Tuesday, will be buried beside her husband, MARION T. PIERCE, Carter County oil man, rancher and stockman. Mr. and Mrs. PIERCE were married at Munk /Monk, in 1894. They lived in that community 22 years, coming here in 1916. Pierce died Nov. 6, 1932. They were the parents of six children. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. SYBIL HOWELL of Garland, Texas, and Mrs. EDITH LANDERS of Ardmore; two grandchildren, BILLY MARION BRADY of Stillwater and PEGGY LANDERS of Ardmore; two sisters, Mrs. SARAH FLETCHER of Mer Rouge, Louisiana; and Mrs. MARY VINEYARD of Quitague, Texas. Mrs. Pierce was born Feb. 25, 1878, in Louisville, Kentucky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ISAAC STAPLES. She was a member of the Ardmore First Orthodox Baptist Church. Rev . R. J. ANDERSON of the church will preside at services, burial directed by Bettes funeral home. Active pallbearers: C. W. CUDE, ORBAN BRADY, EARL MORTON, BUDDY MORTON, DEE JORDAN, and E. S. WILLIAMS…. Mrs. Pierce also leaves several nieces and nephews, among them Mrs. SUDIE WALKER who made her home with Mrs. Pierce.

Mrs. Pinkie Allen
Mrs. PINKIE ALLEN was found dead in her bed Wednesday morning by her husband, WALLACE ALLEN, 625 I St NE. She was subject to heart attacks and her death is attributed to that cause. Both she and her husband are well known in Ardmore where they have lived many years. The body is at Ragsdale funeral home pending burial arrangements.


Thursday, December 18, 1947

Well Known Negro Dies at Home
Funeral arrangements are pending for GLENN BRUCE, 65, who died Dec. 17 at 19 F St NE. Burial plans will be announced by Dawson-Dillard funeral home on arrival of relatives. Bruce lived here since before statehood and was well known. He is survived by three sons, two here and one in Los Angeles.

Public Records
Divorce granted: J. R. BROWN vs. RUBY BROWN.
Divorce filed: G. F. FAULKNER vs. VIRGINIA FAULKNER
Marriage licenses: RAYMOND AURIETT 32 and VERY MAY HOLMES 29 both of Ardmore; CLYDE K. KERNS 25 of Alma and Miss VIRGINIA CAMP 17 of Fox.

Friday, December 18, 1947

THOMAS H. VICK
Thomas H. Vick, formerly of Healdton, died Dec. 11 in his home at San Diego, California. He was a former city attorney of Healdton and was well known in the county. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. J. T. VICK, of San Diego, Cal., one sister, Mrs. A. H. HUDSON of Shreveport, La.; two daughters, Mrs. LAWRENCE LAMARA of San Diego, Cal., and Mrs. GLYN SHELTON of Sacramento, Cal., and three grandchildren, MICHAEL and STEVEN T. COOTS and SANDRA E. LAMARA, all of San Diego. She had been ill for some time.

Mrs. ELMER STONE
Funeral services for Mrs. Elmer Stone, 91, mother of Mrs. LOUISE TOWNSEND of 218 D St SW, will be Saturday in the East Liberty Methodist Church near Clenwood, Iowa. Mrs. Stone, a former resident of Healdton, died Wednesday morning in Kermit, Texas, where she was making her home with her daughter, Mrs. RAY V. LOONEY and Mr. Looney. The body was accompanied by members of the family. Mrs. Townsend left Wednesday evening with her son, W. E. MAYBERRY, of Guthrie, and daughter Mrs. H. E. BUTTERFIELD of Lawton. Burial will be beside Mrs. Stone’s husband in the family cemetery at East Liberty. The Stones came to Healdton in 1917 from Iowa. Stone practiced law in Healdton for some years, and since his death, Mrs. Stone had been with Mr. and Mrs. Looney.

Rambling Reporter
When BURL NASH, who would have been 108 Dec. 24, was laid away at Sulphur, he was dressed in Confederate grey and his coffin was draped with a Confederate flag. For 91 of his almost 108 years, he was a member of the Church of Christ and he organized a rural church six miles from Sulphur that is an outstanding rural church of its denomination. The pastor, who conducted the funeral, had known him 35 years and could relate many incidents of his life. The aged soldier did not want to die in the Confederate Home; he wanted to die in his home town of Sulphur he loved so well.

Sunday, December 21, 1947

Mrs. W. S. HORTON
Mrs. W. S. Horton, 54, died Friday evening, following a stroke suffered early that morning at her home, 209 Moore St SE. Services will be Monday at 3 p.m. in the Bettes chapel. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery will have as pallbearers: H. A. LONGINO, B. L. OWENS, SAM HUTCHINS, D. A. HOMER, B. W. DUKE and ALVIN BAXTER. Mrs. Horton was born Feb. 23, 1893 in Texas. She had lived in this community 26 years. A member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, rites will be conducted by Rev. HOMER BURROWS, pastor. Survivors include her husband, a gauger at the Ben Franklin Refinery; a daughter Miss THELMA HORTON, and two sons, CLIFFORD and BILLY; three sisters, Mrs. RUTH MITCHELL of Tucumcari, N. M., Mrs. MYRTLE WILKES of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. MAMIE BLACK of Oklahoma City.

Public Records
Divorce filed: GEORGIA FARRELL vs. M. L. FARRELL

Rambling Reporter
ANNIE WOOD at Pooleville was born ANNIE DICKERSON. She first married BOB HARMON, at his death she married GUY WOOD. Guys is well-to-do and Annie has considerable means, too, and they keep their properties separated and trade with each other as they would trade with outsiders.
BOB HARMON and IKE HARMON were brothers. Ike was a well known ginner.
J. G. GOODMAN was an early day farmer at Pooleville. He raised as many as 200 bales of cotton a year and took first rank as cotton grower.
Mrs. CLARENCE HARRIS was DOVIE BARNES before her marriage. Her family lived at Pooleville. Her pastor, Rev. EVERETT CARTER, might as well know now that Mrs. Harris grew up in a community known for its big dances and she still likes to dance.
Among the prominent men at Pooleville: J. J. EAVES, E. R. POOLE, L. O. MAJORS, IKE HARMON, of this group, only Majors and Harmon survive.
W. H. HARRIS was a pioneer at Pooleville. His sons were BUD, SAM, VIRGIL, CLARENCE, JOHN and LON. Clarence is now city manager of Ardmore.
In the early days, the elite of country lived at Pooleville. Men and women went for 50 miles to Pooleville dances. There was a group of good solid pioneers there who never allowed the dances to be broken up by the rough class.

As proof that Baptists and Presbyterians can get along, LONE DENMAN has been a deacon at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, colored, for 22 years and a janitor at the First Presbyterian Church for 20 years, longer than any other church custodian in Ardmore. Also the best, according to GLENN MCGEE. When you hear the chimes playing at that church, think of Lone for he is the person who generally plays them. Lone has been treasurer of the Mt. Zion Church for 14 years and has kept the finances of the church in excellent condition. Two of his three daughters have college educations and are teachers. The other finished high school and is married. His only son is now a senior in college. Lone has lived in Ardmore more than 30 years. His hobbies are a fine garden each year and keeping a pretty church yard.

Monday, December 22, 1947

J. F. BENNETT Passes at Home
J. F. BENNETT, ‘89er and resident of southern Oklahoma 58 years, died Monday morning in his home, 811 E St NW. He had been ill three weeks. One of the best known pioneer settlers of this section, Bennett went into mercantile business at Graham in 1889. He retired in 1923 and moved to Ardmore. Survivors include his wife, MARTHA; a stepson, ROBERT IRBY of Little Rock, Ark., a brother J. H. BENNETT of Ardmore; and sister Mrs. G. P. LILLARD of Haskell, Texas. JAMES FRANKLIN BENNETT was born May 22, 1857 in Randolph County, Missouri. He moved with his parents to Sivells Bend, Texas, Oct. 10, 1876. His father, JOHN B. BENNETT, died there in 1879. There were nine children, six boys and three girls. Services are set 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Christian Church burial at Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Rev. J. EVERARD CARTER will preside. Bennett was a member of the I.O.O.F. and had belonged to the Christian Church since 1874.

JOHN WALLACE Dies in Fire
A charred body found on the floor of a fire-gutted shanty, which burned at 10 p.m. Sunday in northeast Ardmore, has been identified as JOHN WALLACE, about 55. Wallace was Indian, well known to police. The shack, about 10 feet by 12 feet, was owned and occupied by BUD MCCURRY, 50, a common laborer, who is being held… a smart but complete distillery was in the shanty with a considerable quantity of sugar, chops and other commodities associated with production of illicit whiskey…

ALEX MUSGRAVE
Alex Musgrave, 60, who was born and reared in Ardmore and had lived in and around here most of his life, died Sunday night in Wapanucka while visiting relatives. He was a brother of LAWRENCE MUSGRAVE of Wapanucka. In addition to his brother, he is survived by his mother, another brother ALBERT MUSGRAVE of Oklahoma City, a sister Mrs. THURMON PULLIAM and a son. Burial will be arranged by Bettes funeral home.

Rambling Reporter
ED HALL, who lives west of Hennepin, reminds us that R. W. TROUT was a fine old pioneer in Pooleville section near where Mrs. JOHN MCCARTY and Mrs. CLARENCE HARRIS grew up. Mrs. SID HARRELL of Ardmore is a daughter of the Trouts. In the old days when New Year’s came, Mr. Trout filled his tables with baked turkey, ham, sausage and spareribs, hired musicians and invited dancers to come to spend the day and the night dancing. He had a way of getting them out when they imbibed too much. Mr. Trout died a few months back. …

J. B. ROSE thinks he and his wife have been married longer than any other couple in Ardmore, perhaps Carter County. He would like to hear of a couple married longer. He and Mrs. Rose are married longer than 65 years, when he was 22 and she 15. Now he is 87 and she is 80. They are the parents of four children, two sons and two daughters. The surviving children are FRANK ROSE of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. TOM MUSGRAVES of Ardmore. There are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Rose was in the grocery business many years, now retired.

Tuesday, December 23, 1947

Wallace Death Probe Closed
The fire death of JOHN WALLACE (JOHNNIE EM-YAH-TUBBEE), Indian, on Sunday night in a tiny shack in northeast Ardmore is closed, cause of death accidental.
Funeral for Emi-Yah-Tubbee, 58, who was burned to death Sunday, was Tuesday afternoon at McMillan. Rev. JOSHUA WISTLEY officiated and burial was in the Indian cemetery near McMillan arranged by Harveys. Survivors include his wife, ARELENA, his mother Mrs. NANCY MAY TUBBEE, a son CLEVE Emi-Yah-Tubbee, a daughter, MARY of Shaster, California, a brother, two sisters and seven grandchildren.

Healdton Couple Loses All by Fire
LOTTIE and HARDIN ALLEN at Healdton lost all they had to fire… if persons will offerings at the Odd Fellows hall in Healdton, they will get them.

ALEX J. MUSGRAVE
Funeral services for ALEX J. MUSGRAVE, 62, who died Dec. 22 at Wapanucka, were Tuesday afternoon in the Bettes chapel, conducted by Rev. KARL H. MOORE with Rev. FRED A. DUNNING assisting. A veteran of World War I, Musgrave served in the medical corps at Denver, Colorado. He was a member of the George R. Anderson Post No. 65 and Legionnaires served as pallbearers: BEN SCOTT, BILL ROBERTS, L. L. TARVER, ART MOORE, BUD GOSS, and JIM FRAME. Taps were played by J. L. WILSON. Musgrave was born Step. 19, 1885. He had lived in and around Ardmore most of his life. Survivors include his mother; a brother ALBERT MUSGRAVE of Oklahoma City, a sister Mrs. THURMAN PULLIAN, a son and brother LAWRENCE MUSGRAVE of Wapanucka.

J. F. BENNETT
Nephews of the late J. J. Bennett will be pallbearers at the funeral Wednesday in the First Christian Church. They are: KENNETH BENNETT, ARTHUR DILLARD, JACK DILLARD, HOMER BURROW, PAT BENNETT and WES BENNETT. Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery directed by Bettes. Rev. J. EVERARD CARTER will officiate. ..

Wednesday, December 24, 1947

Two More Die in Accidents
Mrs. ALICE SAUER, 70, of Weatherford, died Tuesday night in a Clinton hospital of injuries received in a highway crash between a car and pickup truck. She was riding with her son, EZRA JOHNNY SAUER, 28, when their car and a truck collided, driven by JACK HILTON, 52, of Elk City, Hilton and Sauer are in a Clinton hospital.
WILLIAM OTIS NICKENS, 42, of Watts, was killed when he drove his car into the abutment of a bridge over the Illinois River tow miles north of his home town. His brother ORVILL NICKENS, 40, was a passenger, broken arm and jaw.

Arkansas Girl Dies in Wreck in Davis Area
Sulphur, Dec. 24: Miss MARY LEE ZANER, 23, route 4 Hot Springs, Arkansas, died today of internal injuries received at dawn in overturning of a car on the curve of Hwy 7 near Davis. She was a passenger in a car driven by MELVIN KENNETH DELOACH, 26, of Coalgate. Two other passengers: Miss DAVETT DELOACH, 24, Coalgate, sister of the driver, and DELBERT INMAN, 29, of Coalgate. The four were en route from Wink, Texas, where DeLoach works, to Coalgate for Christmas.

OSCAR A. SHAFFER
Sulphur, Dec. 24:
Funeral services for Oscar C. Shaffer, 63, who died Monday following a three weeks illness of a heart ailment, will be in Calvary Baptist Church here Friday. Rev. ELMER GRAY, pastor, will officiated, assisted by Rev. L. R. SIMMONS and Rev. J. H. HOUSE. Born in Fannin County, Texas, April 8, 1884, Shaffer came to Sulphur at age of 18. He had been justice of the peace and a police judge here for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, a daughter Mrs. EVELYN TERRY of Sulphur, sons, LONNIE of Ada and GENE of Los Angeles, Cal., a sister Mrs. MAGGIE HINES of Muskogee, and three grandchildren. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery directed by Dunn’s of Sulphur.

Mrs. J. B. HARRELL
Mrs. J. B. Harrell, 83, mother of SID and JAMES HARRELL, died Wednesday morning at 719 North Washington, her home for many years. Services will be Friday in Harvey chapel, conducted by Rev. WILLIAM H. MANSFIELD. Pallbearers: WES ROSS, ERWIN AKERS, VIRGIL THOMAS, CREED SPEAKE, RICHARD JOHNSTON, and PAUL SPEAKE. Mrs. Harrell came here in 1900 from Henderson County, Texas. She had lived here quite since, part of the time at the Harrell ranch at Pooleville.

Public Records
Divorces filed: KENNETH LEIS vs. EARLENE LEIS; BEATRICE LYNCH vs. GEORGE M. LYNCH.
Marriage licenses:
HAROLD E. MCMILLAN 18 and Miss HAZEL MAULDIN 18 both of Ardmore.
BILL E. SKINNER 21 and ISABEL ROMIREZ, 25, both of Ardmore.
JOHN T. KENDRICK 27 and Miss WANDA LOU BEASLEY, 19 both of Ardmore.
AARON JULIUS MILLER Jr. 18 and Miss HELEN MARIE HERBERT 18 both of Ardmore.
LAURENCE DUNLAP Jr. 22 and Miss BETTY LOU PATTERSON 22 both of Ardmore.
D. F. OVERTURF 24 and Miss COLLEEN JEAN MASSAD 23 both of Ardmore.

Rambling Reporter
The Greer brothers, HENRY, JACK, and EARL are holding their first family reunion in 12 years. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. FRANK GREER of Oil City and are here to spend Christmas with their family. HENRY GREER, the eldest, lives and is employed at Fort Worth, Texas. JACK and EARL GREER, ex-GI’s, are attending O. U. All are three are Carter County boys and graduates of Wheeler school. Jack was in the Aviation Engineers and spent 23 months on the Aleutians and nine months on Okinawa.

The Willie Stevens Negro American Legion Post is building a new hut on Burton St. in SE Ardmore. W. M. WILCOX, former post commander, is in charge and says the post is running short of funds, and would appreciate help from the organization’s friends, both black and white. Wilcox is a veteran of WW I, but the present commander is Lieutenant McKerson of the last war. McKerson told the Rambler that his name was source of much embarrassment when he was in the Army, both to himself and the actual lieutenants, as Lieutenant is his name, not his rank.

Unusual occurrence at the First Methodist Church last Sunday when three baby sons of three sisters were christened by Dr. WILLIAM H. MANFIELD. They were all about the same age… TERRY ROSS, son of HARRY and JERRY HANNA of Wadsworth, Ohio; BRUCE VINCENT, son of EDWARD and ELOISE WINSTON of Norman; and JOHN ROBERT, son of RALPH and MONA RUTH BEAUVAIS of Ardmore. Mrs. Hanna, Mrs. Winston and Mrs. Beauvais are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. ALEX FRENSLEY.

Friday, December 26, 1947

Carter County Amputee To Get Cash for Home
A check for $4793.87, funds raised here in 1946 toward providing a home for JOEL RAY ROBBINS, who lost both legs at the hips in the war, was in the mail and should be in Robbins’ hands by Sunday. It will go toward the payment on his new $8000 home in Mt. Airy, Maryland… When friends of young Robbins campaigned for funds to buy him a home, Robbins planned to stay in Carter County, but circumstances arose where it was more to his advantage to go east, he did so, there he married and decided to make his permanent home.

Two Struck by Cars, Killed
FANNIE COOPER KINCY, 72, of Checotah, was stuck and killed as he stepped from a pathway on a Checotah street. The driver of the car was not held.
Mrs. MYTLE ALBERTY, 50, of Stilwell, died shortly after being dragged by a car driven by a cousin, DEWEY ALBERTY, who was held…

Mrs. MOLLIE CAUGHMAN HOLMES
Mrs. Mollie Caughman Holmes died Christmas Day at her home, 1201 C ST NW, following an illness of six weeks. Bettes funeral home announced services Saturday afternoon in the First Christian Church, with Rev. J. EVERARD CARTER officiating, assisted by Rev. CARL RIGGS. Pallbearers: PHILIP RAWLINS, EDGAR SANDLIN, RAY SCRUGHAM, W. L. ALEXANDER, WELTER REID, and ERNEST TATE. Mrs. Holmes was married to B. E. CAUGHMAN on Dec. 1, 1889, and two sons and two daughters were born to them. The daughters, Mrs. W. M. ESCOE of 806A St SE, and Mrs. JIM MAY of 1017 A St NW survive. She was preceded in death by Mr. Caughman three years ago. In June she married J. I. HOLMES, who survives, as well as a sister Mrs. J. D. BEGGS of Robstown, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. JOE ANTHONY of Lone Grove, and some grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Beggs will be unable to attend due to illness.

CLYDE N. HARRISON
Clyde N. Harrison, formerly employed with the Sneed Furniture Co. and later owned a furniture store in the 300 block NW 23rd St. in Oklahoma City, died Sunday night in the Wesley Hospital at Oklahoma City. …

Sunday, December 28, 1947

Red Cross Asks Aid for Needy Negro Couple
American Red Cross in Carter County appeals for assistance in aiding an aged Negro couple, LOUIS and JULIA ROBERTS, of Gene Autry / Berwyn, who lost their home and contents in a fire Dec. 7. No earlier call was made to help because they temporarily lived with relatives, now they want to re-establish residence…

HOMER W. LANCASTER
A former Ardmore resident, Homer W. Lancaster, now of Henryetta, was found dead in an hotel room at Ponca City, Tuesday morning. Services were held at the Buchanan funeral home, Henryetta, Friday. He was a member of the George R. Anderson Post of the American Legion at Ardmore. Survivors include Mrs. Lancaster, a daughter MILLIE JO and a sister in Plains, Texa.s

WILLIAM J. TURNER
Healdton, Dec. 27: William J. Turner, 70, died at his home this morning. Bettes funeral home of Healdton has charge. He is survived by his wife; children, ELVINA LOONEY of Healdton, MELVINA CAPP of Lake View, Oregon, LEONA MILLER of Bly, Oregon, MARY SANDERS of Vidor, Texas, CONNIE SMITH of Healdton, THOMAS TURNER of Houston, Texas, ARTHUR TURNER of Texas, ROBERT TURNER of Comanche, OLLIE JOE SANDER of Buffalo, New York, three brothers, two sisters, 26 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

S. C. WILSON
SOLOMON C. ‘SOL’ WILSON, 74, of 834 Douglas Blvd, died of a heart attack Friday at the home of his son, R. T. WILSON at Shafter, California. Mr. Wilson, who has been in ill health for years, went to California three weeks ago to visit his son. He made his home here with his daughter, Mrs. J. S. PUCKETT. Mr. Wilson was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1873. He moved to Carter County more than 50 years ago and lived in and around Ardmore since that time. Mrs. Wilson died in 1933. Survivors include four sons, W. C. WILSON of Maywood, Cal., G. S. WILSON of Hollywood, Cal., J. C. WILSON of San Fernando, Cal., and R. F. WILSON; five daughters, Mrs. J. F. LANKFORD of San Angelo, Texas, Mrs. W. E. KIMBALL of Washington, D. C., Mrs. PUCKETT, Mrs. F. J. CALDWELL of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. B. S. FOLSON of Selma, Alabama, a brother SPENCE WILSON of Ardmore, a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will be returned to Ardmore.

Anniversary of Couple Celebrated
Friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. CHASLEY HEED, 711 A St NE, met at their home Saturday for a surprise party to honor them on their golden wedding anniversary. The Heeds are the parents of two children, ILBERT HEED who, with his wife, attended from Fort Worth, and HOBART HEED…. The Heeds are long time residents of Ardmore.

Public Records
Divorce filed: J. V. PACE vs. EMMER PEARL PACE
Divorces granted: J. V. PACE vs. Emmer Pearl Pace; BETTY JO JACKSON vs. RAY JACKSON; JACKIE MCALLISTER vs. PALMER MCALLISTER.
Marriage license: ROBERT W. PARKER 24 and Miss PATTY CUDE 18 both of Ardmore.

Mrs. DOROTHY E. BAUCOM
Ringling, Dec. 29: Funeral services for Mrs. DOROTHY EMMA BAUCOM, 82, widow of the late J. T. BAUCOM, will be at the First Baptist Church Monday with Rev. BIGBIE officiating. Burial at the Orr cemetery directed by Richeson funeral home of Ringling. Six grandsons will be pallbearers. Mrs. Baucom died Sunday morning. She was born Dec. 7, 1865 in Tennessee. She married in 1887 and to the union were born eight children, seven of whom survive. She has 33 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Sons and daughters: Mrs. LILLIE LOWE of Ringling, OMER BAUCOM of Ringling, Mrs. MYRTLE COOPER of Ringling, Mrs. ROSE WRIGHT of James, Texas; Mrs. BESSIE HOGGARD of Ringling, CLAUDE BAUCOM of Los Angeles and WILLIE BAUCOM of Oklahoma City.

Mrs. J. J. THOMISON
Funeral services for Mrs. J. J. Thomison, 72, of 1421 Second Ave NW, who died at her home Dec. 28, were Monday in Bettes chapel. Burial was in Lone Grove cemetery beside her husband who died some years ago. Mrs. Thomison was born in Gatesville (Texas?) June 8, 1868. She married J. J. THOMISON June 29, 1891. Of the five children born, two survive: Mrs. BESSIE RUSSELL and Miss LESSIE THOMISON. Other survivors are a sister Mrs. JESSIE WILLIAMS, a sister-in-law, Mrs. EMILY BLEVINS, a brother-in-law, W. T. BARTLEY, 15 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Six grandsons served as pallbearers.

Services for Pioneer Negro
ROBERT STEVENSON, pioneer colored man of Ardmore, died Sunday morning, approximate age of 93 years. Services will be conducted Tuesday from the Salem Baptist Church at Hennepin, with Dawson-Dillard funeral home in charge. Mr. Stevenson was born at Hennepin and lived there and in Ardmore all his life. Survivors include six children, Mrs. TOM RAINEY, Mrs. LEE MCKINNEY, and Mrs. TOM WILLIAMS of Ardmore; Mrs. J. A. STEVENS and ALBERT STEVENSON of Oklahoma City and BROWN STEVENSON of Pauls Valley.

Wednesday, December 31, 1947

Two Die from Injuries
CECIL LEE GARMAN, 24 of Clayton in Pushmataha County, died of injuries when his car ran off the road west of Talihina yesterday.
Mrs. SUSIE GANTT, 70, of Wardville, Atoka County, suffered injuries last week when a car driven by her husband, THOMAS J. GANTT, 77, struck a concrete culvert near Kiowa. She died in a McAlester hospital.

Mrs. SARAH E. JONES
Services will be Thursday in Harvey funeral chapel for Mrs. Sarah E. Jones, 93, who died Tuesday. Rev. ROSS HUGHES will officiate with burial at Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers; ELBERT WILLIAMS, G. B. SHAHAN, JACK DYER, JIM DEHART, JOHN BUNCH and HAROLD PARKER. Survivors include two sons, GEORGE R. JONES of Eldon, Missouri, and WILLIE JONES of Ardmore; three daughters, Mrs. M. L. BROWN of Ardmore, Mrs. RUBY WELDON of Wilburton, and Mrs. BELL DOWDNEY of Duncan, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Jones had made her home with Mrs. Brown of 808 Fifth Ave NE. She had lived in Ardmore many years.

Public Records
Divorces filed: A. L. RIDDLE vs. THELMA RIDDLE; ANTON TWEHUA vs. FAYE TWEHUA; CORA LEE KOHLER vs. EARL J. KOHLER; VIRGINIA WORKS vs. R. C. WORKS; J. C. MCMILLAN vs. WILLENE MCMILLAN.
Divorces granted: LILLIAN REGGONS vs. WALTER REGGONS; OZELLA KEMP SUTTON vs. OTTOWAY SUTTON; ESTEL HARRINGTON vs. JOHN HENRY HARRINGTON.











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