Sulphur Times Democrat
Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma
Thursday, August 8, 1940
Clinton Little Dies Friday
CLINTON LITTLE, 23 years old, who lived near Mill Creek, died late Friday in a Norman hospital after a long illness. He was the son of Mrs. FRANK LITTLE of Mill Creek, and the late FRANK LITTLE. He was born in Johnston County in 1917, lived near Hickory during his early life, but had spent his later life near Mill Creek. Survivors include his mother; four brothers, CARL GENE LITTLE of the home, GLENN LITTLE of Grand Junction, Colorado; HUBERT LITTLE of Turner Ranch, and MARVIN LITTLE of Lorenzo, Texas; and five sisters, Misses CONNIE RUTH, BIRDIE, MARLENA, and NEVA LITTLE, all of the home, and Mrs. PEARL SOUTH of Hickory. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. DWIGHT O. NORTHRIP, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, officiating. Interment was at Fletcher.
Thomas Rucker Dies Friday
THOMAS A. RUCKER, 21 years old, died at the family home, 1012 West 3rd, Friday afternoon after an extended illness. Rucker was born in Sulphur and had spent all of his life here. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. DOROTHY RUCKER; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. RUCKER; two brothers, EDGAR and CHARLES RUCKER; four sisters, MARGARET, NORA, and MARGIE RUCKER, and Mrs. WILLIE BELL BLACK, all of Sulphur. Funeral services were held at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel Saturday afternoon, Rev. A. A. HARMON, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery.
Joy Farmer Dies at Home
MANCIE M. SHELTON, age 58, died at his home near Joy, five miles north of Davis. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church, Wynnewood, by the pastor, Rev. GOSS, with burial in the Wynnewood cemetery. Survivors are his widow; eight children, NOBLE SHELTON of Brock; J. L. SHELTON of Maybank, Texas; ADA BELL GENTRY of Brady; PEARL ALINE PAYNE of Maybank, Texas; MYRTLE LEE ROBERTS of Brady; NORA MAY SLOAN, LOTTIE SHELTON, and MANCIE MATTHEW SHELTON Jr., of Wynnewood; one sister, Mrs. LIDA DOLLISON of Sherman, Texas, and one brother AUGHTY B. SHELTON.
Son of Sulphur People Dies in Capital Crash
His head crushed his overturned truck, ARTHUR L. HENLEY, age 20, died Monday en route to a hospital after a collision with a car in Oklahoma City. Henley’s parents were said to be living in Sulphur. He lived in Oklahoma City with a city, Mrs. T. P. TURNER. He was an employee of the Adams Union Truck Co., Oklahoma City. Police filed a charge of having no driver’s license against ADDIE E. LEWIS, negro, who was driving the other car. Henley’s truck and the Lewis auto collided at an intersection.
Nine Marriage Licenses Issued
WILLIAM F. MORRISON, 64 to Mrs. SADIE BENNETT, both Sulphur
C. M. REYNOLDS 36, Hickory, to Miss OMA WILCOX, Roff
C. C. CLEMENT, 22, Roff to LORA D. TOMLINSON, Wynnewood
JIM NORTON, 38, Ladonia, Texas to Mrs. DORA NORTON, Sulphur
CHESTER FLICK, 42, Berwyn to Mrs. HAZEL BELL, Ardmore
LUTHER E. SOUTH, 21 to BESSIE C. WHITTSETT, both Davis
WILLIE SEXTON, 21, Dougherty, to GLOYS MAXWELL, Sulphur
PAUL H. SPERRY, 35, to BERNICE B. WHITE, both Ardmore
GARVIN PECK, 23 to LAURA MARTIN, both Ada
Family Reunion in Gillespie Home
With the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. GILLEAPIE and children BILLY, BOBBY, CAROLYN SUE and DON, from San Antonio, Texas, the C.J. GILLASPIE family will hold a reunion with four generations present in the direct Gillespie line. The four generations include H. J. GILLESPIE of Mangum who is visiting his son, C. J. GILLASPIE; the latter’s son W. M. GILLASPIE, and daughter Mrs. MERVIN OWENS, and grandchildren, BILLY, BOBBY, CAROLYN SUE and DON GILLASPIE and MERVIN OWENS, Jr. Others present will include Mrs. W. M. Gillaspie, and Mrs. C. J. Gillaspie, and daughters, Misses MARY LEE and LENELL.
Thursday, August 15, 1940
Rites for Mrs. Alice Given
Mrs. VIRGINIA ALICE GIVEN, 410 West Muskogee, died in a local hospital Tuesday afternoon. She was 57 years old. Funeral services for Mrs. Given, who was the mother of DAVID and GLEN GIVEN, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Frier Funeral Home chapel. Mrs. Given was born August 6, 1883 at Paris, Texas. Her early life was spent in Texas and Missouri, but she had lived here for many years. She was once a teacher in Cameron school. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the First Christian Church. Besides her two sons, David and Glen, both of Sulphur, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. B. Q. HIGHBURGER of Paris, Texas, and a brother, A. P. HUDDLESTON of Chickasha, a granddaughter MARCHITA GIVEN of Sulphur; three nephews, BILL, HOOKS and BEN JR. HIGHBURGER, all of Paris, Texas; and two nieces, MILDRED HIGHBURGER of Dallas and THELMA LEE HIGHBURGER of Fort Worth. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. A. HARMAN of the First Christian Church, and interment was at Oaklawn cemetery. Pallbearers were JOHN TOWNSLEY, ADDISON WALKER, JACK NOWLIN, AUSTIN HORN, MOODY LATTIMORE and ROBERT FULTON.
G. W. Minson Dies at Veterans Hospital Wednesday
GEORGE W. MINSON, a veteran of the world war, died Wednesday morning at the state veterans hospital, after an illness of several years. She was 54 years old Monday. He was born in Arkansas. He is survived by a cousin, Mrs. BARNEY MOON of the Fletcher community near Sulphur; three brothers, JIM MINSON of Dill City, CLARENCE MINSON of Wichita Falls, Texas, and ROY MINSON of McCrory, Arkansas; and three sisters, Mrs. NETTIE HIGGS of Shawnee, Mrs. MARY LEE CAYTON of Ada, and Mrs. CLAUDE KING of Oklahoma City. Services were held today at the chapel of Dunn Funeral Home. Interment was in the American Legion plot in Oaklawn cemetery.
Man Kicked in Throat by Cow
A.E.WALTERS of west 17th St. was severely injured Wednesday morning when eh was kicked in the throat by a cow which he was milking. A neck muscle was severed but the blood vessels were not broken.
Five Marriage Licenses
BASIL E. BARBER, 32, of Oklahoma City to EVA M. HICKS of Holdenville
WILLIAM A. LATTIMER to LORANE A. AULDS of Ada
BUDDY E. BRENTS, 18 to OLENE W. COCHRANE, both of Hickory
DOUGLAS WATSON, 19, of Dougherty to PAULINE FRENCH of Sulphur
C. A. CANON, 56, Roff to Mrs. FANNIE NICHOLS, Roff
First Murray County Attorney Dies July 29
Murray County’s first county attorney, B. F. CORRY, died Monday, July 29, at his home at Oakman, Alabama, it was learned here by friends Saturday. He was 72 years old. Corry will be remembered by older citizens of Sulphur as a militant force on behalf of law and order at all times. He was Murray county attorney for five years,1907-1912.… Surviving are his widow, Mrs. ALLIE CORREY; a daughter Mrs. S. J. ROCKWELL of New York; a son, JOE CORRY of Oakman, and a brother WALTER G. CORRY of Oakman. Corry was an Alabaman, but shortly after his marriage to Miss ALLIE MONROE in 1894, he moved to Oklahoma and lived here for 21 years, practicing law at Hickory when elected county attorney, then moved to Sulphur. He returned to Alabama in 1915 and entered the coal business in Oakman…
Thursday, August 22, 1940
Killed in Auto Crash
M. F. WILLIAMS, 60 years old, Drake community farmer, was killed and two others possibly seriously injured, in an intersection collision late Wednesday afternoon near Stratford. Rev. and Mrs. E. C. MEHAGAN of Sulphur received severe injuries in the crash which occurred when the car driven by Mehagan collided with automobile driven by JACK BRUNDIDGE of Ada, at the intersection of highways 18 and 19 on the outskirts of Stratford. Mr. and Mrs. M. F. WILLIAMS and the year old baby of the Mehagans also in the Mehagan car. Neither Mrs. Williams nor the baby were injured badly. … Williams’ body was brought to Sulphur. Williams was the father of FINICE T. WILLIAMS, an employee of the Hicks service station. Rev. Mehagan was said to have been in Sulphur a short time, conducting a revival meeting south of Sulphur.
Funeral arrangements for Williams had not been completed. Williams, who lived in the Drake community, came to Murray county in 1929. He was born in Wise county, Texas September 3, 1879 and spent his early life near Lubbock in west Texas. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. EDNA WILLIAMS; five sons, JOE and GWIN WILLIAMS of the home, FINICE T. WILLIAMS of Sulphur, PAUL WILLIAMS of Hermosa Beach, Calif., GENE WILLIAMS of Oklahoma City; and three daughters, ERMALEE and PATSY WILLIAMS of the home, and Mrs. WILMA GREENWOOD of Manhattan Beach, Calif. Dunn Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jane McKoy
Mrs. JANE MCKOY, 82 years old, mother of ALBERT MCKOY, west 16th and Broadway, died Monday morning at the home of a son in Moore, Texas. Mrs. McKoy was well known to Sulphur people, having lived here with Mr. and Mrs. Albert McKoy for 10 years until about a year and a half ago. Beside Albert McKoy, she is survived by a son, JOHN B. MCKOY at Moore, Texas, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Raymond, Kansas.
528 More Quail Distributed
Quail were released on the farms of LUKE MORAN, A. L. ARNES, MRS. T. B. GRIDER, CLYDE B. THOMPSON, R. LANCASTER, C. P. SINGLETARY, MACE HERNDON, GUS BRISTOL.
One of Founders of Sulphur Bank Dies at Durant
A heart attack Saturday night proved fatal to W. C. SLAUGHTER, 60 years, widely known southern Oklahoma banker, who was one of the founders of the Farmers National bank here…Funeral rites were held at the First Christian Church in Durant Sunday afternoon with burial in the Highland cemetery at Durant.
Dougherty Child Dies Here Monday
MABLE JUANITA PARISH, 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. TROY PARRISH of Dougherty, died in a local hospital Monday after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Parrish is an employee of the Southern Rock Asphalt Company. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. FAB WATSON of Dougherty. Funeral services were held at the Watson home Tuesday with JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Interment was in the Dougherty cemetery arranged by Dunn Funeral Home.
Gaither Reunion in Park
Gaither family reunion was the Platt National Park early this week. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. LEE and son J. K. of Arkadelphia, Ark.; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. EWING and Mrs. E. O. OLDS of Camden, Ark., Mr. and Mrs. J. W. GAITHER, Mr. and Mrs. JAMES GAITHER, and son JAMES DAVID, and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. MCNEILL of Munday, Texas; Mrs. J. SWAFFORD of La Croise, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. R. C. BOWEN, Mr. and Mrs. N. C. BOWEN and son NORMAN, all of Ada; LYNN WOOD of Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. O. U. GAITHER of Roff; Mr. and Mrs. C. G. JENNINGS and Mrs. G. W. CROWDER and children GLEVA FAYE and CHARLES RAY of Sulphur.
Miss LOIS ALEXANDER and LEO MCELORY were united in marriage on Aug. 4. In Tulsa. The bride’s home was in Bartlesville. Mr. McElroy is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MCELROY of Sulphur.
Nine Marriage Licenses
EDWARD BLEVINS, 22, to LOUISE ETHRIEDGE, both Stratford
CLARENCE D. COOK, 22, Sulphur to CYNTHIA I. BERRYMAN, Ardmore
CHRISTOPHER HOFFER 27 to RUTH B. MILLSAP, both Ardmore
HARRELL WISDOM, 21, Wynnewood to VERDA JO CLANNCH, Lexington
RAY JOHNSON, 21 to IVA LEE EADS, both Ada
FRANK D. POINDEXTER, 22, to JESSIE LAVERN SMITH, both Sulphur
F. E. COPPENBARGER, 26 Davis to HELEN DICKERSON, Wynnewood
CLARENCE BARGER 48, Mill Creek, to Mrs. CLIMMIE PHILLIPS, Ardmore
JOHN H. BAUGH, 23, Pauls Valley to IRENE DEATHERIDGE, Davis
Thursday, August 29, 1940
Two Marriage Licenses
WILLMER HOOFARD 212 to LOTTIE SHELTON, both Wynnewood
CHARLES C. CRAVENS, 23 of Silsbee, Texas to ANN MARIE LEWIS, Sulphur
Raymond Van Meter Sent by Navy to Philippines
RAYMOND EUGENE VAN METER, son of RAY VAN METER, veterans hospital employee, is sent by the U. S. Navy to the Philippines. He had been in San Diego undergoing training since he entered the Navy five months ago.
Services for M. F. WILLIAMS Rites
Funeral services for M. F. WILLIAMS, 60 year old Drake farmer who killed in an auto accident Wed. afternoon last week, were held Sunday afternoon at the Pentecostal Holiness church in west Sulphur. The rites were conducted by Rev. CLARENCE NEUKIRCHNER, former pastor the church, and interment was in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. Two children of Williams, who live in California, arrived late Saturday afternoon for the services…
Langston Joins Army Air Corps
WINNFRED W. LANGSTON, 21 years old, enlisted in the Army Air Corps and will be sent to Fort Sill.
Rites Held for David Pioneer
Funeral services were held at the Davis Methodist church Saturday, Aug. 17, for Mrs. NELLIE O. DAVIS, 77 year old pioneer resident of Davis, who died Thursday, August 15. Rev. E. L. LLOYD, pastor, conducted the service. Burial was in Green Hill cemetery beside her husband, the late L. A. DAVIS, who died Feb. 15, 1931. Death was due to a heart attack…health had been failing for three years. Mrs. NELLIE OLIVIA DAVIS was born at Waco, Texas, Jan. 12, 1863. Her early life was spent at Waco, in which city she married LOCKNEY A. DAVIS of Lebanon, Tennessee on March 28, 1883. They moved to Indian Territory in 1899; located near Davis and moved into the city in 1905, resided here the remainder of their lives. To this union seven children were born, one son dying May 18, 1901. The six surviving children were present at the funeral, Mrs. STELLA ALPERS of Davis, Mrs. MANN ROBINSON of Wirt, Mrs. F. A. LEE of Clinton, R. S. DAVIS of Davis and E. A. DAVIS of Thomas.
Rites for A. W. Alison
Funeral services for A. W. ALISON / ALLISON, age 73, who died suddenly Friday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at the Frier Funeral Home chapel. Services originally had been set for Sunday, but time for his son, V. T. ALISON to reach Sulphur from Corpus Christi, Texas. Rev. ROBERT S. SCALES, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated at the rites with interment at Oaklawn cemetery. Pallbearers were BOYD B. HORSMAN, DON EDWARDS, HAYES EAST, MACE HERDON, IRA POTES, and COLEY SINGLETARY. Alison, former Sulphur resident, died at Carrizo Springs, Texas Friday afternoon following a heart attack. Mr. and Mrs. Alison lived in Sulphur for years ago and, for years, had been making their home at Carrizo Springs where they owned property. Mrs. Alison had lived in Sulphur and older residents will remember her as Mrs. HOLSAPPLE. They had recently made arrangements to return to live here. Mrs. Alison was in Sulphur when she received news of her husband’s death.
Mrs. Gladys Kellogg
Mrs. GLADYS ROSE KELLOGG, 40 years old, died at her home in west Sulphur Sunday. Mrs. Kellogg was born in 1900 at Leedey, but had made here home with Mr. and Mrs. E. S. SCHLOTZHAUR since a small child. She is survived by two sons, FRANK KELLOGG of Grand Lake, Colorado, and EARL KELLOGG of Sulphur; a daughter, Miss BESSIE KELLOGG of Sulphur; her father, FRANK DEISTER of Aurora, Missouri; a sister, Mrs. IONA SCHAFFNER of Butler, and a brother JOHNNIE GEISTER of Rex, Idaho. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Frier Funeral home chapel, JACK CHAFFIN, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn cemetery.
Mrs. R. D. Runyans Ill
Mrs. R. D. RUNYANS, Ada, is critically ill in a Claremore hospital where she received treatment for six months. She is the former Miss ADA ALDRICH, eldest daughter of Mrs. A. A. ALDRICH, and the late Mr. Aldrich. Mrs. Aldrich now lives in Tulsa. The Aldrich family was one of the early Sulphur families.
Thursday, September 5, 1940
Funeral services for JOHN ROBERT COPELAND, 72 years old, who died at his home here Tuesday evening, were held this afternoon at the Mannsville cemetery, conducted by Rev. AGENER, Methodist minister. Copeland, who suffered an extended illness, was making his home with a niece, Mrs. LIZZIE DAVIS. Other local survivors include two nephews, ERWIN F. GREESON and H. D. GREESON, both of Sulphur. Copeland was born in Wayne county, Tennessee April 9, 1868 and came to Oklahoma in 1914 from Hill county, Texas. Since 1914 he made his home with Mrs. Davis. He had been a member of the Presbyterian church since a young man.
Vernon Receives Injuries
LEONARD MARVIN VERNON, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. VERNON, northwest of Sulphur, received injuries when a horse fell on him at the Vernon farm. His father is a field worker for the Murray county AAA office.
Son to Motsenbockers
A son was born early Saturday morning to Mr. and Mrs. HORACE MOTSENBOCKER at their home in Dougherty. He weighed 8 pounds.
Father of Mrs. DeFratus Dies
F. BION MCCURRY, 84 years old, father of Mrs. ALBERT DEFRATUS, died Wednesday morning at his home in Salisbury, Missouri. Funeral services were held there Friday afternoon.
From the News Briefs
Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT DEFRATUS and son ALBERT BION were called to Salisbury, MO by the death of her father, F. BION MCCURRY.
County Line Woman Dies
Mrs. SARAH C. SMITH, 62, wife of R. V. SMITH of County Line, died at the family home Tuesday last week after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at Hennepin, her former home, Wednesday afternoon last week, with burial at Green Hill cemetery at Davis. She is survived by her husband and several grown children.
Nine Marriage Licenses
A.L. CRAIG and AILEEN HARRIS, both of Ada
L. B. HENDRICKS of Spencer and Mrs. ANNA BELLE HENDRICKS of Oklahoma City
RAY WHITE and ERMA LYONS, both of Ada
PERRY CASTLEBERRY and MARGIE LEE CLARKE, both of Sulphur
EUGENE R. CAIN and EDNA MAE WILLIAMS, both of Mill Creek
CHARLEY TAYLOR of Big Canyon and Mrs. ALTA MAY TEAGUE of Ardmore
EMIL J. FARNE of Overbrook and LEONA BROWN of Davis
ALFRED FLOWERS and VICTORIA SIMMONS, both of Roff
BOYCE C. LAMB of Roff and EDNA E. THOMAS of Fitzhugh
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. MAYS, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. HENRY, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. ROSS and Mr. and Mrs. ROY BENNETT of Sulphur, and Mr. and Mrs. HOUSTON GEORGE of Ada attended funeral services at Gainesville, Texas for Mrs. J. D. LEEPER. Services were in the Leeper home.
Porter Displays 122 Year Old Cent
WALTER LOWE, porter at the Artesian hotel, is displaying a one cent piece minted in 1818 during the administration of JAMES MONROE. Lowe said Mrs. Lowe found the coin in the trunk of her grandmother who died recently in Texas.
Daughter Born to Millers
A daughter was born early Wednesday morning to Mr. and Mrs. FELIX MILLER at the Rose clinic, weight 9 ½ pounds.
Tom Embrees Dies in Tulsa
TOM EMBREE, brother of Mrs. R. E. HUNTER, east Oklahoma avenue, died in Tulsa Sunday night. Embree lived in and near Sulphur for a number of years until 10 to 12 years ago. He was formerly a farm operator here. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Palmer school.
Mrs. J. D. Leeper Dies in Gainesville
Mrs. J. D. LEEPER, Gainesville, Texas, owner of the Leeper chain of lumber yards, died Friday at her home in Gainesville, Texas. She suffered a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Leeper, who was preceded in death by her husband about five years ago, is survived by a daughter Miss NETTIE LEEPER.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. HOMER CATES at their home southwest of Sulphur early Saturday morning, weight 7 pounds.
Davis Resident Dies
Funeral services for WILLIAM PERCY WALKER, 76, Davis, were held at the Davis Baptist church Tuesday last week by the pastor, Rev. W. I. LOWE, assisted by Rev. E L. LLOYD of the Davis Methodist church. Interment was in Green Hill cemetery. About a year ago Walker came to Davis, purchasing the C. E. LONG rock house located between Turner and Cedarvale(?). He was born in London, England and came to the U. S. about 20 years ago. His widow is his only surviving relative in this country.
Mr. and Mrs. EWEN GALE of Mill Creek had a daughter MARY FRANCES born at the Sulphur clinic Saturday.
Thursday, September 12, 1940
Mrs. John F. Williams Dies at Roff
Mrs. IZORA MAUDE WILLIAMS, 59 years old, died Saturday afternoon at her home two miles west of Roff. Mrs. Williams, born in Texas in 1881, was the wife of JOHN F. WILLIAMS, an extensive landowner of the Dolberg community and one of the pioneer families of southwest Pontotoc county…Survivors include Mr. Williams; seven sons, BILL, TROY, EUGENE, ERVIN, VIRGIL and KENNETH WILLIAMS, of Roff (no seventh name given); three daughters, Mrs. EFFIE PATTON and Mrs. ETHEL FARLEY of Roff and Mrs. ESTHER HARRIS of Oklahoma City, and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon the Dolberg schoolhouse, Rev. STRINGER of Ada officiating. Interment was at the Dolberg cemetery directed by Frier Funeral Home.
SILAS M. GRIDER, Sulphur, enlisted in the army as a flying cadet. He, a former student of Oklahoma A. & M. college at Stillwater, will be sent to Tulsa or Muskogee for preliminary training.
MARVIN BURRIS of Oklahoma City, who spent six weeks in Sulphur taking the mineral water baths, was called home by the death of his son, JIMMY BURRIS, in California. Mrs. Burris flew to the west coast and accompanied the body of her son to Oklahoma for burial.
JOHN HARRISON of Ponca City, who visited the home of his nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. STOCKTON of 1200 East 4th, was called home by the death of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. RALPH HARRISON. Mrs. Stockston accompanied him home to attend the funeral services.
Mrs. R. A. BOND attended the funeral service of JIMMY BURRIS held at an Ada funeral home.
Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER HIGGINS returned to Sulphur to live following a six months residence in Hopland, California. They plan to go into the café business here.
R. A. SAAB left for his studies at Oklahoma A. & Mollege after a summer visit his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HASSEN of 1215 East Second.
LEONARD BIRCH, farmer who lives 5 ½ miles west of Sulphur, who brought the first bale of cotton to town, received about $70 in premiums for his quick work, according to JOHN TOWNSLEY, manager of the HASSEN gin.
Father of Mrs. R. M. Myers Dies at Gainesville
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Gainesville, Texas for L. D. LAVENDER, 70 years old, father of Mrs. R. M. MYERS of 1620 West Broadway. He died last Thursday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. JOE THOMPSON of Gainesville after an illness of three months. Survivors include his widow, daughters, Mrs. Myers, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. FRED HATCHER of Gainesville; two sons, CAREY LAVENDER of Fort Worth and LUTHER LAVENDER of Gainesville. Interment was at Gainesville.
Nine Marriage Licenses
SAM IRWIN MCKOWN to VERGA MAE UMPHRESS both of Sherman
J. P. STALLINGS to LOUISE DAVIS, both of Shawnee
WOODROW WILLIAMS to GENIVA PETFY both of Davis
T. J. WINKLER of Bonnerdale, Arkansas to MARTELLE POWELL of Sulphur
WILLARD EAVES to PAULINE NROTHCUTT both of Ada
W. F. GRIGGS to VIRGINIA BELLE MURPHY, both of Marietta
C. R. COTTINGHAM to MARY E. LOVE both of Mead
OMEGA MCDONALD to HELEN MACKEY both of Roff
JEWELL TAYLOR of Sulphur to ELLA MAE STOUGHTENBOROUGH of Ardmore (colored)
Four Brothers Put 43 Years in Army, Navy
Sidney, Illinois: Mr. and Mrs. FRED KOERNER have five adult sons, four in the services, totaling 43 years. RALPH, 34, with 14 years in navy; HOWARD, 32, with 14 years in navy; WILBUR, 30 with army 12 years, now at Albrook Field, Panama Canal Zone; THOMAS in the navy 3 years. FREDERICK KOERNER, 21, hasn’t decided which service to join.
Women Drivers Are Not Bad in Air
Alva, Sept. 12: Mrs. SUDIE FAYE STAMBAUGH and MARJORIE RODKEY, first northwest Oklahoma women to solo in a Civil Aeronautics Authority pilot training course, had nothing from praise from their instructors.
Thursday, September 19, 1940
Services for T. S. Stone
THOMAS S. STONE, age 83, a resident of Sulphur and Murray county for 50 years, died early Friday in a local hospital. Stone, who observed his 83rd birthday August 20, was born in Springdale, Arkansas in 1857. When 18 years old, he moved to California and four years later returned to Arkansas where he lived until 1890 when he moved to Indian Territory, lived n Sulphur for the last half century. He was a member of the Masonic lodge. Survivors include two sons, five daughters, a brother, 31 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The sons: W.F. STONE and CLARENCE STONE both of Sulphur; the daughters, Mrs. GRACIE COYLE of Sulphur, Mrs. ALICE GOODALL of Yukon, Mrs. URSIE COYLE of Norman, Miss MAE STONE of Norman, and Mrs. ROSIE WILSON of Oklahoma; brother JOHN STONE of Pilaski, Calif. Funeral services were at the chapel of the Frier Funeral Home Saturday afternoon with Rev. A. A. HARMAN of the First Christian church officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn.
Funeral for Mrs. Eldred
Funeral services for Mrs. ALICE ELDRED, age 28, and infant son, who died in a local hospital Saturday morning, were held at the Dolberg schoolhouse Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Eldred was born August 27, 1912 at Hickory. She lived in Murray county until her marriage two years ago to W. R. ELDRED, moving to Route 2, Roff in Garvin county. Survivors include her husband, a baby daughter, GLADYS MILDRED ELDRED; her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. T. TEVIS of Route 2 Roff; six sisters, Mrs. CLARENCE WILSON of Jones, MRS. CLARA LITTLE of Sulphur, Mrs. JACK DAVIS of Route 2 Sulphur; Mrs. IDA TALKINGTON of Route 1 Mill Creek, Mrs. LAVENIA MCCRAW of Hickory, and Mrs. MENILLAH DOW of Dougherty; three brothers, BUSTER TEVIS of Oklahoma City, and CLEO and LEO TEVIS of Roff. Interment was at Dolberg cemetery directed by Dunn Funeral Home.
45-Year Pontotoc Resident Dies
Funeral services were held in the Lightning Ridge community for JOHN HENRY HOOSER, age 74, who died at his home at Lightning Ridge near Roff Sunday. Hooser, born at Clarksville, Texas in 1866, came to Oklahoma about 50 years ago and lived in Pontotoc county for the last 45 years. He was a member of the Lightning Ridge Baptist church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. ROXIE HOOSER; six daughters, Mrs. RACHEL WEBB of Ada, Mrs. ZEALEN BLANTON of Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. ZELMA WHITSETT of Selma, Calif., Mrs. HAZEL SHAHAN of Ottawa, Kansas, Mrs. TRULA SOLOMON of Roff, Mrs. LOIS ROPER of Roff and sons TOSS HOOSER of Ada, ROSS HOOSER of Gagdy, Texas, and L. G. HOOSER of Hooser. Rev. ARBUCKLE of Ada officiated at the services. Pallbearers were JESSE WEBB, KENNETH COBB, JEFF FUSSELL, BUD SOLOMON. Interment was at Lightning Ridge.
Daughter of Bradshaws Dies
BETTY JEAN BRADSHAW, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. BRADSHAW, died in a local hospital Friday night. Fuenral services were held Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn cemetery directed by Dunn Funeral Home.
J. H. Turnbow, 88, Dies Here Tuesday
JAMES H. TURNBOW, age 88, died early Tuesday morning at his home, 1124 West Muskogee. He was born in Tennessee in 1852 and later moved to Hereford, Texas where he lived for several years before moving to Sulphur. He lived in Sulphur for a number of years. He was a member of St. Paul Methodist church. Survivors include his wife, four sons, and a daughter. Funeral services were at the Frier Funeral Home chapel Wednesday morning. Rev. LEONARD PAYNE, pastor of the St. Paul Methodist church, officiated. Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mother of Frank Toler Dies in Illinois
Mrs. SARAH JANE TOLER, 73 years old, mother of FRANK TOLER, instructor in the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Astoria, Illinois after an illness of several months. Mr. Toler was at his mother’s bedside at the time of death. Funeral services were held in Astoria Tuesday. Besides her son, her husband, GEORGE E. TOLER, survives.
Early Day Resident Dies
Mrs. GEORGE E JACK, early day resident of Davis, and sister of MAXEY DENTON, died at her home in Montgomery, Alabama. Funeral services were held Wednesday last week. Mrs. Jack, the former Miss JESSIE DENTON, had been ill for several months. She was well known in Murray county, having lived at Davis during the early days of the city. She taught school at Davis, Roff, Gainesville, and in New Mexico. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, VERNA and MARY ELLA; her stepmother, Mrs. R. O. DENTON of Davis; a sister, Mrs. H. T. STEWART of Brea, Calif.; and two brothers, MAXEY DENTON of Sulphur and ROBERT DENTON of Oklahoma City.
Thursday, September 26, 1940
Services for Roff Woman
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Roff Methodist church for Mrs. NORMA HOLCOMB JOHNSON, 23 years old, of Roff who died in an Ada hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Johnson’ death came on her 23rd birthday. Rev. JOHN NEW of the Allen Baptist church will officiate and interment will be at the Roff cemetery directed by the Dunn Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be WOODY CASTLEBERRY, MELVIN STROTHER, CHESTER SMITH, MACY WALKER, H. K. BOWIE and PAUL YOUNG. Mrs. Johnson was an outstanding young woman of the Roff community. She was born in Caney in 1917, but moved with her parents to Roff in 1934. She was a graduate of East Central State college, having received her bachelor of science in 1939. She married JACK B. JOHNSON at Roff on June 3, 1939. She was a member of the Methodist church since age 10 years. Survivors include her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. HOLCOMB, and a sister Mrs. MOZELLE DAVIS of Roff.
Seven Marriage Licenses
HOMER BROWN to Mrs. JUANITA SCHWARTZ both of Pauls Valley
J. F. CREEL of Loco to GERTRUDE HAMMOND of Healdton
WILLIAM H. SCHWEGMAN to Mrs. STELLA M. WILLIAMSON, both of Shawnee
DELMAR COLES to JEAN BARRY both of Sulphur
IVIE G. PRICKETT to LAURA E. LOVINCE both of McAlester
HERSCHEL F. SHEPARD to BETTY ALLEN both of Wewoka
SIMON JACKSON to ROBERTA SWINDELLE, both of Tatum (colored)
Mrs. LEA BOREN
Mrs. LEA BOREN, age 36, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. ANN GOODSON Saturday. Mrs. Boren, who was born at Stigler in 1903, had lived in this community the past 15 years. Survivors include a daughter, PATRICIA ANN BOREN and a son JAMES DOYLE BOREN, both of the home address; her father, J. H. TROUT of Sulphur; foru brothers, TED, BUCK, ROBERT and NEAL TROUT all of Sulphur; six sisters, Mrs. ANN GOODSON, Mrs. FLORENCE WOMMACK, Mrs. LAVERN MOORE and Mrs. JEWEL BAKER all of Sulphur, Mrs. DALLIE THOMAS of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. ZINNIE KITCHENS of Stigler(?). Funeral services were held at the Frier Funeral Home chapel Sunday afternoon, Rev. H. E. BULMAN officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
A daughter was born early Wednesday morning to Mr. and Mrs. ACIE CLARY at the Sulphur clinic, named SYBLEE.
OSCAR F. GRIDER, age 23, who lives west of Sulphur, enlisted in the army and sent to Brooks field. He was a member of the 1937 Sulphur class. His brother SILAS GRIDER recently joined as a flying cadet sent to Tulsa.
Eleven Marriage Liceses
J. R. CAMPBELL to Mrs. T. ARNOLD both of Clovis, New Mexico
Rev. C. PAYNE to JESSIE HANEY both of Dougherty
DOYLE SMITH to ALINE KING both of Fort Worth
JAMES F. MARTIN to GLADYS M. WILSON both of Sulphur
WILLIAM J. BOWMAN to EULA MAE KING both of Lawton
EUGENE D. FISHER to Mrs. MARGIE M. FISHER both of Sulphur
ALFRED L. NELSON to OVADENE MIZE both of Sulphur
JAMES F. MAYFIELD to ANNALINE BOND both of Ada
ED GILL of Milburn to SYLVIA BENNETT of Tishomingo
CHARLES F. MOORE Jr. to HELEN F. REEVES both of Durant
REID BICKNELL to RUBY HENNERS both of Oklahoma City
Card of Thanks from the family of JOHN HENRY CASTEEL, signed Mrs. J. H. CASTEEL and Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT LOWRANCE
Former Sulphur Man Gloriously Upholds Tradition
His command was only an old stump-masted fishing barge patronized by land-lubberly anglers, but her master, JACK GREENWOOD, former Sulphur resident, who proudly wore the braided legend ‘captain’ on his cap, gloriously upheld the sea’s proudest trandtion when disaster struck.
He shepherded his panic-stricken passengers over the side of the stricken Olympic 11 to be picked up by rescue boats. Then he went down to Davy Jones’ locker with his ship. Thus came the death of JACK GREENWOOD, 28 year old barge captain of Redonda Beach, California. The barged was down in a fog off San Pedro, California by the Japanese freighter Sakito Maru, Sept. 4. Greenwood’s body later was discovered.
Mrs. Greenwood is the former Miss WILMA WILLIAMS, the daughter of Mrs. M. F. WILLIAMS of Drake. Her father, the late M. F. Williams, was killed in an auto crash near Stratford August 21.
Greenwood was born in Johnston county in 1912 and spent his early life in Sulphur and at Milburn. He was married to Miss Williams in 1934 and lived in Sulphur until two years ago. At one time he was an employee of the Jennings garage.
Frenzied clanging of the Olympic 11’s ship bell failed to impress the navigating crew of the Japanese freighter to prevent the running down and sinking of the barge in a channel fog, siad L. R. OHISER, night watchman on the barge. “Thirteen people had just come aboard the Olympic and I was standing by the ship’s bell, ringing it at frequent intervals because of the fog. Sudeenly I saw the shape of the freighter coming right at us out of the fog and I rang the bell as hard as I could, and kept ringing it. I saw she was going to hit us. The crash knocked most of us off our feet. The Japanese ship, instead of keeping her prow in the hole in our side to hold us afloat, immediately backed away. The water rushed in and the old Olympic sank almost before we had time to put on lifebelts… sank within two minutes of being struck.”
The California newspapers were high in praise of Greenwood’s heroism… Greenwood got everybody to the other side and made them put on life preservers. If he’d taken care of his own safety, not so many would have been saved… Six others lost their lives in the disaster.
Greenwood’s body arrived by train at Davis Saturday morning. Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Holiness church here Satruday afternoon. Rev. GEORGE HARRIS, pastor, officiated….Greenwood was a member of the Milburn Methodist church. He is survived by his widow; his father NEAL JESTER of Milburn; his grandmother Mrs. SUSIE GREENWOOD of Sulphur; three uncles, WILBUR JESTER, JEFF GREENWOOD, and BARNEY GREENWOOD, all of Milburn and an Mrs. DELLA GREENWOOD of Milburn.
Thursday, October 3, 1940
Services Held for Mrs. SARAH INGRAM
Funeral services were held Tuesday mroning for Mrs. SARAH INGRAM, age 82, who died Sunday at the home of a daughter in Oklahoma City. The rites were held at the Calvary Baptist church with Rev. DWIGHT O. NORTHRIP, pastor, officiating. Interment was in a Sherman, Texas cemetery arranged by Frier Funeral Home. Mrs. Ingram, long a member of the Calvary Baptist church, lived in Sulphur for years, but moved to Oklahoma City to the home of her daughter a few weeks ago.
Pioneer Sunshine Resident Buried at Davis
Funeral services for Rev. H. D. LOW, 80 year old pioneer minister and farmer of the Sunshine community near Davis, were held at the First Baptist church at Davis Sunday, Sept. 22. Officiating at the rites were Rev. B. T. NEAL of Maysville, assisted by Rev. W. I. LOWE, pastor of the Davis Baptist church. Low, who was ill for two months, died at a Sulphur hospital. He was born at Decatur, Illinois March 6, 1860. When 12 years old, he came to Indian Territory and located near Durant, moving to the vicinity of Davis in 1906. He had been a Baptist minister about 55 years. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. LORENA ELKINS of Lordsburg, N. M.; Mrs. PEARL KYLE of Texarkana, Ark.; Mrs. JANNIE DERRICK asnd Mrs. FRANCES SMITH both of Stuart; and Mrs. ANNIE MOTLEY of Scipio; seven sons, EDWARD LOW of Stuart, STEVE LOW of Holiday, Texas; EDWARD LOW of Visalia, Calif.; WILLIAM, HUGHEY, GORDON and JAEMS LOW, all of Sunshine; a sister Mrs. MARGARET FENNELL of Scipio; a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment was at Greenhill cemetery at Davis.
Thursday, October 10, 1940
Baby Found in Wynnewood Alley
Wynnewood, Oct. 10: Garvin county officials investigating the abandonment of a newborn child in the business district of Wynnewood siad today they felt they know the identity of the child’s mother, but she had not acknowledged it. The day old baby, a boy, found by two Wynnewood youths about 8 p.m. Wednesday in a blind alley here, was in a Wynnewood hospital where physicans said that although suffering from exposure, he would survive. … Wrapped in a newspaper and a woman’s stockings, the baby was found by LEE COURTNEY and BRYON MAYBERRY, Wynnewood youths who investigated noises they heard coming from the bundle. They called W. A. COX, night policeman, and the child was taken to the hosptial…
Seven Marriage Licenses
G. W. DAIRDSON to VIVIAN MCADAMS both of Ada
VIRGIL WILLIAMS to LORENE GRANTHAM both of Roff
DALE DEERING to GENEVA NEASE both of Ada
LEE ROY FOXX to NORMAN JEAN KING both of Ada
BURTON W. CORBIN of Stratford to WANDA JUNE NEAL of Ada
CLAUDE RRECE to OPAL WORLEY both of Sulphur
Thursday, October 10, 1940
A marriage license was issued at Pauls Valley to HERBERT SNYDER and JERLENE CHANDLER, bth of Sulphur.
Notice by publication
The state of Oklahoma vs. the known and unknown heirs, creditors…. Of LUCY MCGEE, full blood Chickasaw Roll No. 945, deceased, and GINCY PARANACHER, nee GREENWOOD, full blood Chickasaw Roll No. 949, deceased and CALVIN PARNACHER, deceased….. EDNA B. WILLIAMS filed petition … quieting title to (land description and location).
Three Marriage Licenses
W. A. JENNINGS of Norman to MARY YETMAN of Tulsa
HAROLD H. HOWELL of Meeker to OAP W. MAY of Shawnee
BYRD H. ADKINS of Sulphur to FANNIE MAE FERDES of Chicago, Illinois (colored)
Pioneer Will Observe 96th Birthday
JOSEPH A. CHIPMSN, veteran state rancher, celebrated his 96th birthday Wednesday with a family reunion in the home of his son, JESSE CHIPMAN of Davis. Chipman, who lives at Pauls Valley, was a pioneer cattleman in Carter County before the town of Ardmore was established. Four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren will attend the birthday celebration.
Father of Frank Gibbard Dies
FRANK GIBBARD, Sr., age 63 years, of Durant, father of Frank Gibbard Jr., former Sulphur high school speech instructor, died Sunday morning at Durant. He had been in ill health about a year. Funeral services were held at Durant Monday. Frank Gibbard Jr. is now a student at the University of Oklahoma school of law.
War Veteran Dies
JAMES E. LEDFORD, 45 years world war veteran, died Saturday the state veterans hospital. Ledford was born in 1895 at Bagnell, Missouri. He had previously lived at Talihina but came to Sulphur about five years ago to enter the veterans hospital. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. EVA B. LEDFORD of Sulphur; three son, JAMES, LOUIS and DONALD GENE LEDFORD, all of Sulphur; two daughters JOYCE and BETTY JANE LEDFORD, both of Sulphur; two brothers, SPENCER LEDFORD of Sulphur, HOMER LEDFORD of Red Oak; a sister Mrs. ADA HALLFORD of Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral services were held at Talihina Monday, arranged by Frier Funeral Home. Interment was at the family burail ground at Talihina.
Mother of Mrs. Jeff Brown Deis
Mrs. SARAH C. STOWERS, age 75, died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. JEFF BROWN on Division street. Mrs. Stowers was born in Missouri on Christmas day 864. She came to Oklahoma in 1900. She had lived in Oklahoma City for the last 15 years, coming to Sulphur to live with her daughter about six weeks ago. Other survivors include a son, JESSE SUMMERS of Enid; two other daughters, Mrs. ARCHIE WILLIS of Miami and Mrs. CHARLES LINTON of Oklahoma City; a sister Mrs. AMANDA BEESON who lives in Missouri.
54 Year Davis Resident Dies
Mrs. THEODOSIAH FERGUSON, age 81, for 54 years a resident of Davis, died October 1 after a short illness. Mrs. Ferguson was born in Texas in 1859. She married in 1879 to J. S. FERGUSON and they moved to Davis in 1886 wehre they lived for the remainder of their years except for three years during which they lived in Texas. Rev. Ferguson, widely known minster of Davis, died in 1938. Funeral services were held at the Davis Baptist church last Thursday afternoon with her son, Rev. W. F. FERGUSON, pastor of the First Baptist church at Slaton, Texas, officiating. Rev. W. L. LOWE, pastor of the Davids church, assisted. Six of her sons were pallbearers. Interment was in Greenhill cemetery. Survivors include nine sons, Rev. W. F. FERGUSON, GEORGE C. FERGUSON of Vernon, Texas; HOLMES FERGUSON of Medicine Mound, Texas; MOSE L. FERGUSON of Stratford; SANFORD A. FERGUSON of Medicine Mound, Texas; EDGAR FERGUSON of Katonah, New York; OTTO M. FERGUSON of Ardmore; THEODORE L. FERGUSON of Amarillo; BARTO K. FERGUSON of Clermont, Florida; and four sisters, Mrs. SARAH BARNETT of Macomb, Mrs. LENNIE BARRETT of Lindsay, Mrs. NORA CARR of Okemah, and Mrs. N. J. BUTT of Wynnewood.
J. R. CLEMMONS, Pioneer Davis Resident, Dies
Funeral services were held Sept. 29 for JAMES R. CLEMMONS, 90 years old, pioneer Davis resident, who died September 27 in Ada. Clemmons had been an educator for more than 50 years, having been interested especially in geology, astronomy, and history. He was born in Tennessee in 1850, moved to Texas in 1880. In 1898 he moved to Davis and established a subscription school. The school later was made a free school. Clemmons taught in other schools near Davis including Price’s Chapel, Woodland, Russell, and others. He also taughter at Kiowa and Retrop near Sentinel. For the last 12 years he lived with a sister, Mrs. ED VANDERVORT of Dallas. At the time of his death, he was visiting a brother, O. D. CLEMMONS of Ada. Other survivors include Mrs. FAY CROSSETT of Davis, a stepdaughter. Funeral services were held at the Davis Christian church, Rev. D. A. WILLIAMS officiating, assisted by Rev. W. L. LOWE, Rev. LLOYD, and Rev. PHIPP. Interment was at Greenhill cemetery at Davis.
Rites for Mill Creek Woman Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. J. E. NORMAN, age 56, Mill Creek, were held at the Mill Creek Baptist church Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Norman died at Durant Firday. She had lived at Mill Creek about 37 years. Rev. KIRK LAWTON officiated at the services. Interment was at Mill Creek cemetery directed by Frier Funeral Home of Sulphur. Survivors include her husband; five sons, BURLEY ENGLISH of Los Angeles, Calif., CHESTER ENGLISH of Van Clemeth, Calif., BEAVER ENGLISH of Honolulu; J. E. NORMAN of Grand Lake, Colorado; and FAY NORMAN of Clarmont, California; and three brothers, J. T. DEAVER of Nashville, Illinois; J. N. DEAVER of Konawa, and N. R. DEAVER of Pomona, Calif.
DUB WEST and JUNIO KIRBY visited MELVIN HALE.
Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE ELLEDGE fo Mountain Park, Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER ELLEDGE of Fox, and Mrs. DENNARD PHODEN of Tipton visited Mr. and Mrs. G. N. CARTER.
Mrs. GUY RUSHTON and Mrs. ALMA KIRBY visited Mrs. VERA KIRBY.
Mr. and Mrs. ROY WILKINS were guests of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY CARTER.
Mr. and Mrs. JAMES HOWE visited in the Nebo community.
Mrs. JOE JOHNSTON visited Mrs. ROSIE BREWER.
C. B. DONIGUE visited the CHARLES KIRBY home.
Miss ALINE POOL of Ardmore is visiting her grandmother Mrs. CHARLEY RENEGAR.
Miss FLORENCE WIDDLE entertained some young folks in her home.
FOSTER SIKES of Fort Sill visited his parents.
JACKIE WELLS was a guest of BURL MANN.
JANE and LAURA MAE ELLEDGE visited SUE CARTER.
JACK JAMES visited his grandparetns Mr. and Mrs. FATE OWENS.
Mr. and Mrs. TOMMIE CALDWELL and family visited Mrs. ANNIE CALDWELL.
Card of Thanks from the family of W. M. JOHNSON by Miss GRACE JOHNSON, Mrs. CLARENCE BEAVERS, Mrs. CLAUDE GERMANY, Mrs. TED TROUT, Mrs. WAYNE COOPER and Mrs. JAMES HUNT.
Rites at Davis for Mrs. V. P. Kelly
Fuenral services were held at the Frist Presbyterian church at Davis Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. V. P. KELLY, Ardmore, formerly of Davis who died early this week. Rev. J.A PHIPPS, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiated at the rites, assisted by Rev. H. C. CASEY of Ardmore. Mrs. Kelly made her home in Ardmore with her daughter, Mrs. D. A. ANDERSON. The KELLY family moved to Davis from Tennessee more than 40 years ago. Mr. Kelly died in 1924. Among the relatives at the funeral besides Mr. and Mrs. D. A. ANDERSON were Mr. and Mrs. JAMES C. KELLY of Davis, Mr. and Mrs. HARDIN KELLY of Kansas City, Missouri and their son C. H. KELLY; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. BAGWELL of San Antonio, Texas; Mrs. PAYNE KELLY and her daughter Mrs. R. STRICKLAND of Gainesville, Texas; Mrs. BILLIE MARTIN of Pauls Valley, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK KELLY of Waurika; Mr. and Mrs. OWEN MARTIN/MARRS/MARVIN of Davis; Mrs. D. C. RYAN asnd Mrs. Ryan of Pawnee/Shawnee; MARY JO KELLY of Oklahoma City. Two daughters were not present, Mrs. D. R. JOHNSON, former MARIE GRACE KELLY, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. CLAUD HARDY, former BERTHA KELLY of Jerdeline, Montana.
Fther of Ernest Lykins Passes Away
FRANKLIN MALONE LYKINS, father of ERNEST B. LYKINS, Dallas, formerly of Sulphur, died late Saturday night at his home in Ardmroe. He had been ill for a year and a half. Ernest B. Lykins was formerly a well known lawyer in Sulphur, having lived here several years ago.
M. W. HUDSON Dies
W. W. HUDSON, age 82, died Friday night at the home of his daughter Mrs. J. H. HENSON of 11 east Tulsa. Hudson came to Sulphur four years ago to make his home with Mrs. Henson. He was born in 1858 in Cedar County, Missouri. He moved to Oklahoma in 1902 and lived in Pottawatomie county until he came here in 1936. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors are Mrs. Henson, Mrs. O. C. CATHLEDGE/CATLEDGE of Trousdale, Mrs. A. T. GRAHAM of Oklahoma City; six sons, O. J. HUDSON of Houston, Texas; W. C. HUDSON of Shawnee, G. W. HUDSON of Arkansas City, H. P. HUDSON of Davis, P. W. HUDSON of Wichita Falls, Texas; R. M. HUDSON of Trousdale. Funeral services were held Monday in Izzard county, Arkansas with funeral arrangements made by Dunn Funeral Home of Sulphur.
A daughter named JESSIE LEE was born last Thursday morning to Mr. and Mrs. CECIL MCMURTRY at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. WETHERBEE of 1124 west Muskogee.
Magazine to Publich Story of Cantrell Case
The story of the slaying in 1929 of JOHN CANTRELL, Murray county deputy sheriff, and the subsequent capture of the murderer will be related in a future issue of ‘True Detective Mysteries’ maganzie, announced last week. The article was written by GENE POTES, city editor of the Sulphur Daily News in collaboration with his father, IRA POTES who was county sheriff at the time of the slaying. The under sheriff was killed by BILL GRANTHAM, a desperado of the Southwest.
15 Marriage Licenses
R. L. COWEN to Mrs. GRACE P. DENNINGTON both of Shawnee
WILLIAM HECTOR to GENEVIEVE JOHNSON both of Wynnewood
HOYET JOHNSON to LENA CARPENTER both of Wynnewood
E. W. BRADEN to LETA JO SMITH both of Sulphur
LEON D. DRAKE Jr. of Davis to MARY M. JONES of Pauls Valley
ALFRED KING to ELIZABETH DAGGS both of Ada
H. M. BOYD of Shawnee to RUBY DEE WEBB of Tecumseh
CARNEI D. WOODY to WILLIE C. ANDERSON, both of Marietta (colored)
CLIFFORD A. GAFFORD of Whiteharral, Texas to IRENE PRUETT of Wynnewood
JESSE LEE CHADWICK of Davis to VADA A. CHRISTIAN of Lexington
MARION T. CONYER of Sulphur to BEATRICE L. SCOTT of Dougherty
BILL HAGGARD to LORRAINE CHISM both of Atoka
FORREST B. ANDERSON to MARD A. WINSETT both of Shawnee
RAY PEARSON of Pauls Valley to IRENE MARTIN of Monterey, California
B. O. SMITH of Hammon to Mrs. SUE WILLIAMS of Deport, Texas
L. H. BOLAND of Norman, Mrs. TOM BOLAND of Tulsa, and Mrs. ROY MCKENZIE and small son ROY LEAMON of Los Angeles, California were guests of Mr. and Mrs. CONNIE BOLAND, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. ORR and other relatives. Mr. Boland is father of DELOIS BOLAND, who makes her home with the A. J. ORR family.
Little LAWRENCE WAGGONER fell from a horse and broke his left arm.
Mrs. KING of the Turner Ranch and Mrs. JIM ELLIOTT attended the Texas state fair ar Dallas.
J. M. JINKS was in Sulphur
FRED REECE left for California.
Mrs. FRANK WEST shopped in Sulphur.
LEROY NEAL had business in Ardmore.
Mrs. L. A. WAGGONER and daughter LAWANA were in Sulphur.
Mr. and Mrs. JIM UNDERWOOD moved to the Frisco community.
ALLIE DONAGHEY is building an underground silo.
Mrs. LEROY NEAL and three daughter visited Mrs. GARRETT and Mrs. LUTTS.
P. G. WAGGONER of Oklahoma City visited his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. ALMERIGN of Bryant visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. ROBINSOn.
Mr. and Mrs. LEROY NEAL celebrated the 13th birthday of their daughter CLARA LEE.
Mrs. ELLA WADE and children had Sunday dinner with Mr. and Mrs. JOHN LEMONS.
Mr. and Mrs. JIM HARRISON of Hugo visited Mr. and Mrs. DONNIE HARRISON.
Thursday, October 17, 1940
Mrs. MATILDA C. DOUGHERTY
Mrs. MATILDA C. DOUGHERTY, 81 years old, who had been a resident of Iona community for the past 40 years, died early Friday morning at Stigler. Mrs. Dougherty, born at Spiro in 1858, spent her early life in LeFlore county and came to Iona in 1900. Her hsuband died in 1920. She will be buried at Iona by her side. She had been a member of the Methodist church since she was 13 years old. Survivors include two sons, J. F. DOUGHERTY of Iona and C. L. DOUGHERTY of Boynton, a daughter Mrs. J. M. BYRD of Stigler; 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Iona school. Rev. LEONARD PAYNE of the St. Paul Methodist church of Sulphur officiated. Pallbearers were J. E. OSBORN, L. L. DOWLING, TROY DAVIDSON, W. D. WALKER, BILL LEWIS and BERT DELAY. Funeral arrangements were by Dunn Funeral Home.
Thursday, October 24, 1940
Joe Chapman, 21 Years Davis Mail Carrier, Dies
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for JOE G. CHAPMAN, 51 years old, widely known Davis mail caririer, who died suddenly early Saturday morning. Except for short periods when Chapman was on vacation, it was the first day in 21 years that saddened patrons of Davis rural route one went to their mail boxes to find that their carrier was not Chapman. He had lived at Davis since 1996 and had been mail carrier of that route, east of Davis, since 1919. Chapman…He was a brother-in-law of J. H. OUTLER, Sulphur mail carrier on rural route 3. He was married in 1913 to Miss ERSIE OUTLER at Davis. Survivors include his wife; a daughter INEZ CHAPMAN of Davis; a brother JESSE CHAPMAN of Fort Worth; two sisters, who live at Horse Cave, Kentucky, Chapman’s birthplace. He was long a member of the Baptist church and a deacon of the baord of deacons of the Davis Baptist church where funeral services were held. Rev. W. I. LOVE of the church officiated at the rites and interment was at Green Hill cemetery at Davis.
39 Year Davis Resident Dies
Funeral services were held Firday at Davis for Mrs. W. I. MEYER, 62 years old, who died suddenly October 15 of a heart attack at the Meyer residence in Davis. Mrs. Meyer had lived at Davis for 39 years. She was born 1878 at Sparta, Tennessee. She marreid W. I. MEYER at Rosston, Texas in 1898. They moved to Davis in 1901. Survivors include her husband, five children, W. A MEYER of Oklahoma City, RAYMOND L. MEYER of Fort Bliss, Texas; Mrs. JEWELL AYERS, FRANK W. MEYER, and IRBY FAY MEYER all of Davis. Rites were at the Davis Christian church, Rev. D. A. WILLIAMS, officiating. Interment was Green Hill cemetery.
A son, JERRY FRANKLIN, was born last Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. FRANK ELMORE of Sulphur route 1 at the Rose clinic.
72 Year Old Davis Man Dies
WILLIAM T. CLINE, age 77, died Oct. 13 at his home northwest of Davis after an illness of a few days. Funeral services were held Oct. 14 at Savanna near McAlester. Cline had been a resident of the Davis area for about seven years. He was born in Green county, Arkansas January 23, 1863. He married in 1890 Miss MARY ADAMS. Survivors include six sons, FRANK CLINE of Arizona, ANDREW, THEODORE, JOHN, RAY and ORVILLE CLINE all of Davis; and there daughters, Miss MELIA CLINE of Davis, Mrs. RACHAEL ESTEY and Mrs. MARTHA SMITH, both of Van Buren, Arkansas.
Mrs. D. M. THOMAS Dies
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel for Mrs. SARAH ALICE THOMAS, age 45, of the Koller community, who died at her home Monday night. Mrs. Thomas was born June 30, 1896 at Peck Kansas. She moved to Caddo county, Oklahoma 39 years ago and had lived at Koller for the last 18 years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, D.M. THOMAS; four sons, MORRIS, HENRY, RALPH and MEARLE all of Sulphur route 2; a brother D. J. MORRIS of Lookeba; a sister Mrs. T. A. CRAIN of Lookeba. Rites were held Tuesday at the Dunn Funeral Home chepl with Rev. ROBERT S. SCALES, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating, assisted by Rev. F. MCCAGE, pastor of the Freewill Baptist church. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
The community was saddened by the death of Mrs. D. M. Thomas. She leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death.
Mrs. PENNINGTON and uncle of Drake community visited her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. LEE SLEDD.
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. LEWIS and littels on visited her parents at Ada.
DONALD SKELTON went for treatments at a hospital at Clinton.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. HAMPTON and son and daughter J. D. Jr. and JOY ANN of Pittsburg, Texas, are visiting his mother, his brotehr and sister-in-law, Mrs. C. E. HAMPTON, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MCELROY and Mother Hampton.
Mrs. C. L. HAMPTON visited her sister-in-law, Mrs. J. W. MCELROY.
Thursday, October 31, 1940
Daniel J. Mueller Dies Sunday Night
DANIEL J. MUELLER, age 68, died Sunday night at a local hospital after a serious illness of several weeks. Mueller, who came here in May for his health, was born in Lafayette, Indiana. Formerly of Oklahoma City, he had been in ill health and inactive for four or five years. Survivors include a son, HAROLD L. MUELLER of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Mrs. FORREST H. REED of Nashville, Tennessee, and Mrs. GEORGE E. BEGGS Jr. of Morrisville, Penn.; a sister Mrs. MARY EMMA FIELDING of Lafayette, Indiana. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. DWIGHT NORTHRIP of the Calvary Baptist church officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery.
Brother of Mrs. A. G. Dunn Dies
CLARENCE N. BILLS, 50 years old, brother of Mrs. A. G. DUNN, died Saturday at Fort Worth, Texas, his place of residence. He had been ill for some time. Funeral services were held in Fort Worth Monday afternoon. Interment was at Fort Worth.
HOWARD L. PILFREY and EVENLYN MARIE LAW, both of Pauls Valley
HERMAN CASTOE and ERMA KRONER, both of Ada
W. L. DAVIS and LELA MAE ODAY both of Madill
Thursday, November 7, 1940
Long Time Hickory Resident Dies
FINIS THOMAS WHITSETT, age 89, died Monday at his home at Hickory. Whitsett was born in Texas November 1, 1851. He came to Indian Territory in 1896. He lived at Hickory for 33 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ for 45 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. L. A. Whitsett; seven sons, E. P. WHITSETT “Red” of Odessa, Texas; LESLIE WHITSETT of Mannsville; JAMES S. WHITSETT of Ardmore; B. H. WHITSETT of Ardmroe; THOMAS WHITSETT of Hickory, JOE and WILLIAM WHITSETT both of Selma, California; two daughters, Mrs. FLORENCE DENNIS of Clayton and Mrs. MYRA STUCHUL of Canton, Ohip; 27 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Hickory, JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Interment was at Hickory arranged by Dunn Funeral Home.
Mrs. May Ott
Mrs. MAY OTT, age 64, died at her home at 1214 west Wapanucka Tuesday. She came to Sulphur from Eufaula five years ago. She was born in Michigan Augsut 1, 1876. Mrs. Ott is survived by her mother, Mrs. SARAH F. WEED of 1214 West Wapanucka. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the St. Paul Methodist church, of which she was a member. Rev. F. L. GILES, pastor, officiated and interment was at Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn Funeral Home.
W. A. Shockley, War Veteran, Dies
WALTER A. SHOCKLEY, 46 year old veteran of the World War, died Saturday night at the state veterans hospital. Shockley was born at Pittsburg, Kansas January 6, 1894. Survivors include his wive, three daguthers, LORENE, FLORA, and MARGARETTE; his aprents, Mr. and Mrs. IKE SHOCKLEY of Henryetta; a sister Miss BETTIE SHOCKLEY of Okemah; two brothers, DOUGLAS and WILL SHOCKLEY, both of Henryetta. Ararngements with Frier Funeral Home sent the body to Henryetta for funeral services.
Thursday, November 14, 1940
Funeral Services for Dr. Bourland
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Dr. WILLIAM O. BOURLAND, pioneer Sulphur druggist and optometrist, wh died Monday afternoon in an local hospital. Dr. Bourland came to Sulphur 35 years ago to establish, with his brother-in-law, JOHN SUMMERS, the firm of Bourland and Summers, one of the oldest partnerships in Sulphur. In December 1904, one year after moving of Sulphur to its present site, the two purchased the Crescent drugstore and operated it since.
Dr. Bourland was born August 30, 1872 at Muhlenburg, Kentucky. He took his pre-medical training under the supervision of T. J. SLATON at Greenville, Kentucky, at that time, one of the outstanding physicians in western Kentucky. He studied two years at the famous Vanderbilt medical school then received the degree of doctor of medicine from the University of Kentucky medical school. He practiced medicine until 1905 when failing health forced to give up active practice. He came to Sulphur from Brookston, Texas. Dr. Bourland, who had been in ill health for several years, became confined to bed about eight weeks ago.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. ESTELLE BOURLAND; a daughrter Mrs. ESTELLE WOODRUFF of Jackson, Mississippi; two grandsons, EVERETT MICHAEL WOODRUFF and JOHN WILLIAM WOODRUFF; two sisters, Mrs. BYRD SHAVER of Greenville, Ky., and Mrs. BEN SCOTT of Madisonville, Ky.; two brothers, EDWIN BOURLAND and CHARLES EVERETT BOURLAND, both of Detroit, Michigan.
Funeral services were held at the Frier Funeral Home chpale Tuesday afternoon with Rev. H. B. ALLEN of the First Methodist church officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
J. M. Hale, Old Settler, Dies
J. M. HALE, age 89, one of Murray county’s oldest settlers, died Friday night at his home at Dougherty. He had been a resident of Oklahoma since 1902. He was born in Mississippi on December 18, 1851, moving to Arkansas with his parents in 1858. He came to Oklahoma 38 years ago. He had been a member of Baptist church since he was 18 years old. Funeral services were held at the Drake cemetery Sunday, Jack Chaffin officiating. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. CHARLOTTE HALE of Dougherty; six sons, W. M. HALE of Dougherty; REESE HALE and DOC HALE of Nebo; S. W. HALE, L. J. HALE and ZACK HALE all of Marrlton, Arkansas; and three stepchildren, L. A. MCFARLTON of Elmore City, Mrs. JOHN ENDSLEY and Mrs. JOE THOMPSON both of Arkansas.
J. T. RICHARDS and Mr. and Mrs. T. K. DAVENPORT returned home from Ardmore where they were called this week by the illness of their daughter and sisters, Mrs. T. A. ‘STAR’ TAYLOR, who is ill with blood poisoning of the foot. Mrs. Richards remained with her daughters.
ERNEST PIERCE to BEULAH GARRISON, both of Ardmore
VERNON C. ANDERSON of Roff to OLETA FLEMING of Laurence
GRANT L. HARRIS of Tryon to GERALDINE A. BANKS of Roff
HARRELL J. WHITMAN of Terrelland, Texas to VIDA LEE BRAMLET of Ardmore.
Thursday, November 21, 1940
Many State Men Entering Draft Army, First County Man Chosen
Murray county’s first draftee was JIM C. BURKHART, 22, Sulphur. One one county man was called in the first draft.
Rites for Wm. L. Bulman
Funeral services were held this afternoon for WILLIAM L. BULMAN, age 60, former old time resident of Mill Creek, who died at his home Saturday at Madera, California. Rites were held at the Frier Funeral chapel here today with Rev. A. D. WEST of Ada, Primitive Baptist minister, officiating. Interment was at Kinney cemetery near Sulphur. Bulman was born in Alabama Feb. 27, 1880. He lived in and near Mill Creek for 30 years before moving to California 3 ½ years ago. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. DELLA BULMAN of Madera, Calif., four daughters, Mrs. LOIS SIKES, Mrs. LELA PUGH, Mrs. EULA MERRITT, and Mrs. OLITA MCGAHA, all of Madera, Calif., a son W. L. BULMAN Jr. of Madera; his mother Mrs. REBECCA BULMAN of Mill Cree; three brothers, H. Z. BULMAN and O. D. BULMAN both of Mill Creek and J. D. BULMAN of Pauls Valley. Pallbearers were C. E. PENNER, DAN WALKER, T. A. CLEMENT, CHARLIE SANDERS, W. A. YOUNG and J. A. JOHANSON.
SAM BARGER, age 42, lifetime resident of Murray county, died Friday at his residence two miles west of Sulphur. Barger, born south of Sulphur July 12, 1898, had lived near Sulphur all his life. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. MILDRED BARGER; a stepson, J. R. TUCKER of Hickory; three brothers, ORA, CLARENCE and HENRY BARGER, all of Sulphur; a half-brother CHARLES BROWN of Sulphur and a half sister Mrs. ELLEN LEWIS of Tennessee. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Frier Funeral chapel, Jack Chaffin officiating. Interment was in Drake cemetery.
Mrs. Edmondson, Dougherty, Dies Suddenly Friday
Funeral services were held at Dougherty cemetery Saturday afternoon for Mrs. MINERVA F. EDMONDSON, age 64, show died suddenly of a heart attack Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. D. MITCHELL of Dougherty. Mrs. Edmondson was born October 13, 1876 in Georgia. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include five sons, H. H. EDMONDSON, JIM EDMONDSON, CHARLIE EDMONDSON, DERRELL EDMONDSON, and JACK EDMONDSON, and two daughters Mrs. MITCHELL and Mrs. BET SHULLER. Her husband died in 1917.
Brother of Gillaspie Dies in McAllen, Texas
C. J. GILLASPIE, 9 East Vinita, was called Monday night to McAllen, Texas by the death of his youngest brother, V. C. GILLASPIE. Although Gillaspie had been in ill health for years, his death was unexpected. He is survived by his father, H. J. GILLASPIE of Mangum, now ill at the Gillaspie residence here; two brothers, W. B. GILLASPIE of Amarillo, Texas and C. J. Gillaspie of Sulphur; a sister Mrs. W. A. BUSBY of Mangum. Funeral arrangements had not bee made but interment would be expected at McAllen where his wife, who preceded him death several months, is buried. Gillaspie served in the army during the world war but was not sent overseas.
Rites for Chaney Infant
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for PHILLIP CHANEY, 11 day odl son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. CHANEY, who died early Sunday morning athet Crippled Children’s Hospital at Oklahoma City. Services were held at the Frier Funeral home chapel Monday afternoon, Rev. ROBERT S. SCALES officiated. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
Services for Lovelace
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Nazarene church for FRED LOVELACE, age 48, sho died at his home in the Wynnewood View community Monday after an illness of four years. Rev. J. W. WARD officiated at the services… (rest not copied)
Mr. METLOCK is on the sick list.
Mrs. ILA LEE PENNINGTON and daughter and father, Mr. CAPES, visited a daughter-in-law and sister-in-law at Seminole who recently had an operation.
Mrs. BREWER visrteid Mr. and Mrs. HICKENBOTTOM / HIGGENBOTTOM at Dougherty.
Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE BROWN visited his sister Mrs. BERTIE KIRBY.
Mrs. EUIE DAVIS is the proud mother of a 5 lb. girl born Wednesday, named CLAUDENE.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK DEAVER and family visited Mr. and Mrs. Soodle Kirby at Valley View.
VELMA FOX, who is attending college at Ada, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. D. FOX.
J. T. ALEXANDER was in an Oklahoma City hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN STEPHENS of Sulphur attended the singing Sunday night.
Mrs. TOMMIE METLOCK visited Mr. and Mrs. METLOCK.
Mr. and Mrs. FINICE WILLIAMS and children visited Mrs. EDNA WILLIAMS and children.
Thursday, November 28, 1940
Rites for Mrs. Ferguson at Davis
Funeral services will be held at Davis Thursday afternoon for Mrs. MOSE FERGUSON, age 74, mother of Mrs. LYNN W. NORMAN and Mrs. JIMMY TATE of Sulphur. Mrs. Ferguson died Monday night and had been in ill health for some time. She lived in Davis for more than 40 years and was a widely known and much respected citizen. She was a member of the Baptist church. Her hsband Mose Ferguson died several years ago. Survivors include Mrs. Norman, Mrs. Tate; Mrs. BRADFORD MOORE of Norman and Mrs. MARGARET MCMAKIN of Norman; two sons, BUD and TOM FERGUSON, both employees of an oil company in South American. Bud Ferguson will arrive sometime tonight for the funeral but Tom Ferugson will be unable to attend the funeral, but will reach Davis later. Funeral servics will be Thjursday afternoon, Rev. W. I. Lowe, pastor of the Davis Baptist church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Robert S. Scales of the First Baptist church of Sulphur. Interment will be at Green Hill cemetery directed by Hutchins Funeral Home.
80-Year Old Resident Dies
JOHN ROBERT BURNS, 80 years old, died Monday at his home at West 12th and Tulsa. Born Decmeber 6, 1859, in Georgia, Burns spent his early life around Ardmore and came to Sulphur about 15 years ago. He was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include a son, CHARLIE BURNS of Lone Grove; six daughters, Mrs. ETHEL RHODUS and Mrs. ALICE WILKERSON, both of Healdton; Mrs. CLARA COPELAND of Rex; Mrs. BERTHA WRIGHT of Ravia, Mrs. EMMA KEITH of Sargent, Texas; Mrs. JOSIE JORDAN of Lone Grove; and a number of grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Frier Funeral Home chapel, Rev. DUNLAP officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
Rites for Moore
Funeral services were held this afternoon for WILLIAM C. MOORE, age 82, who died early Saturday morning. Moore died at the residence of Mr. and Mr. JOHN SIMCO, 8 East Tahlequah, where he made his home. He was born June 2, 1858 in Tennessee where he spent his early life. He had lived in Oklahoma since statehood. He was a member of the Baptist church. He is survived by a son, Corporal J. W. MOORE, 546th Ordinance Co. at Lowry Field, Colorado. Corp. Moore arrived Monday night to attend the funeral. The rites were held at the Dunn Funeral chapel, Rev. Dwight O. Northrip of the Calvary Baptist church officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery.
Baugh to Lose Eye
BUSTER BAUGH of Wynnewood will probably lose the sight of his right eye as a the result of injuries received about a month ago in an auto crash west of Sulphur. EDWARD ROSS of Sulphur was injured in the same accident.
A daugther was born to Mr. and Mrs. JIM LONG at the Sulphur clinic Sunday night.
A daugther was born early Sunday morning to Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR MANN of Route 2, Davis, at the Rose clinic.
Thursday, December 5, 1940
Rites Held for Milton B. Boyd
Funeral services were held in Oklahoma City Wedneday for MILTON B. BOYD, brotehr of Mrs. J. M. DAVENPORT and HOMER BOYD, both of Sulphur, who died suddenly Tuesday. Boyd, age 53, was a pharmacist for the city county health clinic at Oklahoma city. He died unexpectedly of a heart attack. A member of the clinic stall for the last six years, he was previously a pharmacist for Oklahoma and Tulsa firms. Before that he operated a drug store in Ardmore. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. MAUD BOYD, a stepdaugther Mrs. BERT AIGUIER of Horton, Texas; a sister Mrs. DAVENPORT and a brother HOMER BOYD. After a second short services at Ardmore, Interment was at an Ardmore cemetery.
Father of C. J. Gillaspie Dies
H. J. GILLASPIE, age 91, Mangum, father of C. J. GILLASPIE of Sulphur, died early Saturday in a Mangum hospital. He followed his son, V. C GILLASPIE of McAllen, Texas in death by less than two weeks. Gillaspie, who had just returned to Mangum after a visit here, was born in Alabama October 20, 1849, but moved to Texas with his parents the following years. He had been a resident of Mangum since 1901. Mrs. Gillaspie died in 1930. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Mangum Church of Christ of which he had been a member more than 50 years. Interment was at Riverside cemetery at Mangum. Attending the funeral were C. J. Gillaspie and his daughter Miss NELL GILLASPIE.
A daughter was born Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Sulphur clinic to Mr. and Mrs. ELMORE GARRISON of Mill Creek.
O. F. SHULTE vs. T. E. MOORE et al… VINNIE WOODS, T. C. HORN, E. C. HORN, C. H. HORN, WALTER HORN, VINNIE ADAMS, and SALLIE SHIPLEY…
A marriage issued in Pauls Valley last week to PRESTON D. SMITH, age 21, and BETTY LOIS WALDEN, age 18, both of Sulphur, from the Pauls Valley Daily Democrat.
GEORGE FRANTZ 22 to WONDELL CONYER age 18, both of Sulphur.
EDGAR ELMER HALEY 21 to ALBERTA M. SANDEFUR 18 both of St. Louis, Oklahoma.
Thursday, December 12, 1940
Rudolph Uhles, Active Legion Member, Dies
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for RUDOLPH UHLES, age 49, widely-known Sulphur Legionaire and organizers of the local squadron of The Sons of the American Legion. He died early Monday morning the state veterans hospital where he had been seriously ill since Septembe 14. Uhles, a world war veteran, was cook for Co. B of the 357th Infantry. He took part in a number of major engagements of the war, including the battles of St. Mihiel and the Muese-Argonne. He was born July 14 1891 at Jamestown, Arkansas, but spent his early life at Wynnewood. An active member of the American Legion, he was finance officer of the local post. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. ALICE UHLES; a son BILLY UHLES of Sulphur; a daughter NOVELINE UHLES of Sulphur; a stepson, S. H. MCCOLLUM of Oklahoma City; his mother, Mrs. MARY J. UHLES of Sulphur; his father, W. B. UHLES of Batesville, Arkansas; two brothers JOHN H. UHLES of Sulphur and W. H. UHLES of Norman; a sister, Mrs. FLORENCE EDWARDS of Holtsville, California. Fuenral services were held at the Calvary Baptist church Monday afternoon, Rev. Dwight O. Northrip, pastor, officiating. Pallbearers were members of the local American legion. Interment was at Wynnewood directed by Dunn Funeral Home.
Charlie Rucker Dies
CHARLIE THOMAS RUCKER, age 51, of 1012 East 3rd, died Saturday in a Clinton hospital. Rucker had lived in Sulphur many years. He is survived by his widow; two sons, EDGAR and CHARLES RUCKER; and four daughters, MARGARET, NORA, and MARGIE RUCKER and Mrs. WILLIE BELL BLACK, all of Sulphur. A son TOM RUCKER died in August. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Dunn Funeral home chapel, Rev. A. A. Harman of the First Christian church officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery.
Thursday, December 19, 1940
Wynnewood Farmer Killed in Crash
C. G. HUFFMAN, Wynnewood farmer, was killed and his daughter, UNA, age about 25, was seriously injured Wednesday night in an automobile-farm wagon accident crash 1 ½ miles west of Wynnewood on U.S. 77. A car driven by DENNIS SHAW, salesman for an Oklahoma City feed company, ran into the back of the farm wagon in which the Huffmans were riding. T. C. BREWER, Sulphur automobile dealer, was a witness to the crash.
LEONARD. E. SMITH 19 to MARGIE BURROWS, 16 both of Hickory
RAY HOMER MCKINNEY 27 to LAURA BURT 29 both of Shawnee
J. L. DALWORTH 21 of Pauls Valley to NANCY C. WHITMAN 19 of Wynnewood
EDWIN DUNCAN, son fo Mr. and Mrs. AARON DUNCAN, now in the U. S. Navy, is in now in Hawaii. He joined the navy in the summer.
Thursday, December 26, 1940
Grand Uncle of Robbs Dies in Oklahoma City
A.B. ROBB, age 89, granduncle of BOYD and BUSTER ROBB of Sulphur, died last weekend at the home of his daughter at Oklahoma City wehre he lived the past two years. He formerly lived north fo Sulphur with his nephew, A. D. Robb, now deceased. Funeral services were held at Louisville, Tennessee.
16 Marriage Licenses
Q. R. WHITEN 18 of Sulphur to LEOTA SHAPR, 17 of Mill Creek
EARL E. MOOSE 27 to MARIE L. WE(possible Webb), 18 both of Sulphur
EDWARD CURRY 21 of Mill Creek to PAULINE SEWARD 19 of Sulphur
DELBERT L. MCGINNIS 40 to KATHLEEN JOHNSON 32 both of Ardmore
ONNEL J. HUNTER 23 of Sulphur to CORINE A. MONTGOMERY 20 of Davis
J. M. PHILLIPS 69 to Mrs. IDA L. ROGERS 52 both of Davis
VERNON WESLEY MARTIN 23 of Elmore City to HAZEL VIRGINIA KELLER 22 of Davis
FRANK HARBER 20 to MILDRED IRENE STEPHENS 18 both of Roff
A.C. BARNES 30 to ETIH (EDITH?) BRADLEY 34 both of Pauls Valley
JAY BILLINGS 18 of Sulphur to MARGIE PIERCE 15 of Davis
W. J. ROADY 49 to JEWELL GARRETT 39 both of Elmore City
HENRY W. PATTERSON 24 to JOSEPHINE CAMPBELL 22 both of Sulphur
HAROLD PARIGIEM 23 to EULAND CENTHEN(?) 19 both of Wapanucka
HOMER STEPHENS 23 of Davis to ESSIE MERRIE MEEKS 20 of Hennepin
MARION H. CHURCH 22 to EVA JUANITA LEMAY 19 both of Elmore City
CHARELS E. COTTON/CATTAN(?) 27 of Sulphur to MAGMILE (?) LEE HENDERSON 23 of Ardmore
Rites for Mrs. Grace Ruggles Moore
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Dunn Funeral home chapel for Mrs. GRACE RUGGLES MOORE, age 50, wife of WYATT MOORE, who lives southeast of Sulphur. Mrs. Moore, who ahd lived in Sulphur the past 29 years, died at her home Tuesday morning after an illness of approximately a year. The Moores are well known in Sulphur where he has servered several terms as city councilman. Mrs. Moore was born August 12, 1890 in Bronson, Michigan. Survivors are her huband and son MAURICE of Sulphur. Rev. H. H. ALLEN of the First Methodist church, officiated at the rites. Pallbearers were CARL LITTLETON, JOHN C. ROSS, FARNK LEWIS, JOHN TOWNSLEY, WILLIAM E. PARKER and C. P. SINGLETARY. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
Mover of Owen Wallen, Police Chief, Dies
Mrs. FANNIE WALLEN, age 83, mother of OWEN WALLEN, chief of police, died this morning at her home at Hobart. Mrs. Wallen had been ill three weeks. The body will be returned here Friday. Arrangments have not been made. Dunn Funeral Home will be in charge.