Newspaper Clipping Scrapbook
very early 1940's
composed by Ella Mae Campbell, b. April 21, 1924, d. March 6, 2004
Lillian Minyard Weds Calvin Grammer
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Minyard are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Lillian to Mr. Calvin Grammer
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Grammer of Chula Vista, Calif.
The groom is a brother of Henry Grammer, who married Louise Minyard in September.
The ceremony was read by W. E. Kelley, McAlester of Sat. Nov. 21.
The groom is working at Brown Construction Co. at McAlester.----November 21, 1942.
Maudean Miller Is Bride Of James Edward Young
Miss Maudean Miller, daughter of Mrs. Maudean Miller and of Dr. F. A. Miller, Hartshorne, became the
bride of James Edward Young, Birmingham, Ala., son of Mrs. Lillian Young of Selma, Ala., and of the
late Dr. James E. Young, in an impressive ceremony in All Saints Episcopal church, McAlester, Friday,
May 22, at 3:30 o'clock.
The sacred vows were read by Rev. E. M. Lindgren before a flowed-decked altar. Tall floor baskets with
pink and white roses and white snapdragons were artistically arranged.
During the ceremony soft organ music was played by Mrs. J. F. Fisher of McAlester.
The vows were read in the presence of the family and a few intimate friends. Out of town guests were
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ogletree of Wichita and Dr. and Mrs. M. L. Henry of Heavener.
The bride wore a pink lace frock with black accessories and her corsage was of sweetheart roses, forget-
me-nots and baby breath.
After the ceremony a wedding supper was served in the home of Mrs. M. L. Henry, sister of the bride, and
of Dr. Henry. Mr. and Mrs. Young will be at home after June 4 in Birmingham, Ala. after a wedding trip to
the deep south.
The bride is a graduate of Oklahoma University, Norman, where she was a member of the Gamma Phi
Beta sorority. For two years she was a secretary in the F. B. I. office in Washington, D. C.
The groom attended Marion Institute and the University of Alabama. He is employed in the Virginia-
Carolina Chemical Corp.----May 22, 1942.
Pauline Ratliff Weds Silvia Sonaggera
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ratliff of Lynwood are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Pauline to Mr. Silvia
Sonaggera of Wilburton on November 15 at Fort Smith, Ark.
They will be at home in Fort Smith where the groom is employed.----November 15, 1942.
Granddaughter of T. M. Whiting Weds Sunday in Ponca City
The wedding of Kathryn Whiting, daughter of Perry Whiting, Lake Charles, La., to Mr. Garnard Jones
was solemnized Sunday afternoon in Ponca City in the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. T. J. Cuzalina,
and Mr. Cuzalina, at 418 North Seventh street.
The vows were read by the Rev. G. Gerald Sias of the First Christian church in the presence of 50
guests, before the fireplace banked with greenery and large white chrysanthemums.
The beautiful setting in front of the fireplace contained a white pri dieu with tall baskets of white
Doty chrysanthemums and white candelabra holding lighted white tapers on either side. From the
ceiling above the fireplace was an all-covering garland of fern and clusters of white pompons which
extended to the windows on either side. The mantel of the fireplace held a fan-shaped arrangement
of chrysanthemums and pompons. In the fireplace banked with palms, was a screen of greenery
which held vases of chrysanthemums.
Miss Jane Mosbaugh played nuptial piano music and accompanied Miss Louise Campbell who sang
"I Love You Truly." The tapers were lighted by Miss Elma Jane Seaton.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an afternoon frock of Sierra rose velveteen with
brown accessories. Her brown hat had a short veil. She carried a Bible covered with a shower
bouquet of gardenias and Fuji chyrsanthemums with white satin streamers and the flower petals.
She was attended by Miss Charlotte Taft, who wore a beige jersey, and Miss Velma Casey, in blue
velveteen. The corsages were peach glamelias.
Mr. Jones' best man was Jack Teverbaugh and the groomsman, Doyle Davis. The men wore du-
bonnet carnation boutonieres.
Mrs. Whiting wore a blue dress and her flowers were gardenias and briarcliff roses. Mrs. G. L.
Jones, mother of the bridegroom, was attired in a black suit and her corsage was of white gar-
denias and pompons. The dress of Mrs. Cuzalina, aunt of the bride, and hostess, was black and
she wore gardenias.
Mrs. W. H. Casey served the punch and Mrs. A. E. Taft cut the cake for the reception that followed
the ceremony. Miss Rosemary Buetow and Miss Gertrude Daack were assistant hostesses. Miss
Shirley Woodruff, cousin of the bride and Miss Martha Jackson assisted in the guest room and Miss
Mary Deane Vance presided over the guest book. The large, decorated wedding cake, centered
the lace covered table. White pompons and greenery garlanded the cake and the green was ex-
tended along the table.
The couple soon left for a week's wedding trip to Joplin. The bride's traveling costume was a
The bride attended Cottey college, Nevada, Mo., last year and Oklahoma A. and M. college,
Stillwater, for a short while this fall. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Whiting of
Hartshorne.----October 18, 1942.
Mary Margaret Gordon Weds Private Emmett H. Mays
Mr. and Mrs. William Gordon of 3919 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, Colo., are announcing the marriage of
their daughter, Mary Margaret, to Private Emmett H. Mays, on October 17, in the chapel of the
Fitzsimons General Hospital.
The vows were read by Captain Henry Sears Thomson, U. S. Army Chaplain of the hospital.
The bride was dressed in soldier blue crepe with wine accessories and her corsage was of Ameri-
can Beauty roses.
Mrs. W. W. Guthrie, 1119 1/2 Cherokee, Denver, was matron of honor and wore beige crepe, with
Private Douglas McCall of Fitzsimons General Hospital was best man.
The bride is a graduate of Hartshorne high school of the class of 1942. She is better known by her
friends and schoolmates as Susie. She lived with her parents in Gowen until June when the
family moved to Denver.
The groom is the son of Rev. and Mrs. T. H. Mays of Nacadoches, Texas. He will finish his course in
the study of X-ray at Fitzsimons hospital next week.----October 17, 1942.
Margaret Worsham Marries In Kingman, Arizona
News has reached Hartshorne of the marriage of Miss Margaret June Worsham, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Worsham, of Kingman, Arizona, to Mr. Harry Veigh of Ely, Nevada.
The vows were read on October 5 in Kingman.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Willis, Hartshorne.----October 5, 1942.
Rose Ann Hendrix Is Bride Of John Leo Higgins
Mrs. T. J. Ratliff received word this week of the marriage of her niece, Rose Ann Hendrix, on
Sunday, September 27, at 3 o'clock to John Leo Higgins, in the Thousand Oaks Baptist church,
The bride's sister, Alice Hendrix, was bridesmaid, and her step sister's husband, Earl Reeves,
gave her away.
A reception was held in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hendrix, after the
The bride wore a blue dress with white veil and white accessories. Her flowers were white
Mr. and Mrs. Higgins are at home at 592 33rd St., Oakland, Calif.----September 27, 1942.
Pauline Boatright Is Bride Of Ralph Eller
Mrs. Elvira Boatright is announcing the marriage of the daughter, Pauline (Jackie), of Hazel
Park, Mich. to Mr. Ralph Eller, also of Hazel Park.
The vows were read in a simple ceremony Thursday, October 8, at 3 o'clock, in the home of
Rev. T. Earl, pastor of the First Baptist church of Ferndale, Mich.
Attendants were the bride's cousin, Miss Katherine Nichol, and Don Burrus, both of Hazel
The bride is a former resident of Hartshorne and has been employed in Hazel Park for the
last few months.
Mr. Eller is a native of Alplana, Mich. and is employed at Rotary Steel Co. in Detroit.
The newlyweds are at home at 23141 Crossley, Hazel Park, Mich.----October 8, 1942.
Moorene Moore Is Bride Of Arthur Westbrook
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Moore of Haileyville are announcing the marriage of their daughter,
Moorene, to Mr. Arthur Westbrook, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Westbrook, Idabel, Okla.
The vows were read May 23 in the First Baptist church of Davenport, Okla. Rev. Walf
Hamilton, former pastor of the First Baptist church of Haileyville, officiated. The vows
were exchanged before an altar of ferns and baskets of white roses.
The bride wore a dusky rose redingote ensemble. Her corsage was of white gardenias.
The couple will be at home at 220 Ramsey, Stillwater, Okla.
The bride was graduated from Haileyville high school and attended Oklahoma Baptist
University, Shawnee, where she was a member of the Hatharean Social club and
Kappa Delta Pi, a national honorary sorority. She has taught for the last four years in
the Haileyville public school and will receive her bachelor of science degree in edu-
cation at Oklahoma A. and M. college, Stillwater, this summer.
Mr. Westbrook is a graduate of Idabel high school and Oklahoma A. and M. college at
Stillwater, where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Itta Naha club,
Aggie Society and Alpha Zeta, national honorary society. He has taught for the last
three years in Haileyville high school. Now he is engaged in aircraft inspection
training conducted by the National Defense Industrial School at Oklahoma A. and M.
----May 23, 1942.
Fern Staley's Wedding To Be In Early July
Of interest to the editor's wife is the announcement of the approaching wedding of
her cousin, Fern Staley, Warrensburg, Mo., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Staley, in
early July to Aviation Cadet David Allen, of Independence, Mo. The groom-elect is in
training with the navy air corps at Corpus Christi and expects to finish his course for
an ensign's commission about July 1. He was graduated from the state college at
Warrensburg last summer and formerly taught in Leeton, Mo.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of the Warrensburg college. She was a music major
and was a member of the Crescendo club, Alpha Phi Delta, and Kappa Delta Pi,
Mr. Allen is a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, a mathematics fraternity.
The wedding will be held in the Latter Day Saints' church in Warrenburg.----July 1, 1942.
Betty Braden Marries Don Routh In Shawnee
Miss Betty Braden, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Braden, Shawnee, became
the bride of Mr. Don Routh of Paterson, N. J. Sunday after the morning church ser-
vice in the First Presbyterian church of Shawnee, with her father reading the sacred
Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. John Braden of Tulsa.
The bride is a graduate of the McAlester high school. She attended the University
of Oklahoma and the University of Indiana. She is a member of Delta Gamma
Mr. Routh is assistant pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Paterson and is
taking college work at Princeton.
Mr. and Mrs. Routh are making their home in Paterson.
The Braden family moved this month from McAlester to Shawnee.----May 24, 1942.
Mildred Darby Weds Gene Cummings
Miss Mildred Darby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Darby, Gowen, became the
bride of Mr. Gene Cummings, son of Mrs. R. I. Thrailkill, last Thursday afternoon
in the home of the officiating minister, Rev. J. O. Bennett.
Mr. Cummings is in the U. S. Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
After June 1 Mr. and Mrs. Cummings will be at home in San Antonio, Texas.
----May 21, 1942.
Carmel Sandlin Is Honored With Shower
Miss Carmel Sandlin, whose wedding to Milton James Johnston, Inglewood,
Calif., will be June 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada, was honored with a surprise
bridal shower Monday evening in the home of Mrs. Edna Neeley.
Miss Sandlin followed a string through the rooms of the house until she came
to a chest of miscellaneous gifts, ranging from coffee makers, ovenware, tea
towels and hot pads for the kitchen, to sheets and pillow cases for the bed-
room, to luncheon sets and a chest of beautiful silver for the dining room, to
towels and wash cloths for the bathroom.
Miss Darlene Schmieding, who has taught school with Miss Sandlin for several
years, read to her advise on keeping a husband, which had been written by
A dainty ice course was served at the close of the evening.
Guests included Mrs. John Bain, Mrs. W. J. Layne, Mrs. William Mullins, Mrs.
Catherine Perry, Mrs. S. J. McGilberry, Mrs. W. D. Blackwood, Mrs. Larry
Murray, Mrs. Elmer Thrower, Mrs. W. J. Park, Mrs. John Lowerison, Mrs.
Kelley Moore, Mrs. T. F. Woods, Mrs. W. A. Byrne, Mrs. Roy Byrne, Mrs. W. P.
Katigan, Jr., Mrs. Albert Long, Mrs. Robert Gentry, Miss Irene Spradling, Mrs.
Margaret Adams, Mrs. K. J. LeFevre, Mrs. George Walshe, Mrs. R. K. Billings,
Miss Darlene Schmieding, Mrs. Charles Sivil, Galena Park, Texas, Mrs. Finas
Sandlin, and Sandra Sue Billings.
Gifts were sent by Mrs. Joe Ganner, Mrs. J. L. Ganner, Mrs. W. A. Polk, Miss
Lorene Watson, Miss Lavaughn Whitehurst, Misses Edith and Gertrude Rich-
ards, Mrs. C. H. Carleton, Miss Alice Taylor, Miss Judy Walshe, Mrs. Schuyler
Davidson, and Mrs. Mel Thompson.
Miss Sandlin left Wednesday for Las Vegas.----June 20, 1942.
Mrs. Kitchell's Nephew Weds In St. Louis
Mrs. J. R. Kitchell has received word of the marriage of her nephew, Leut.
Wm. T. Harrison, St. Louis, Mo., to Miss Billy Carmack, Monett, Mo. on
Leut. Harrison is the son of Mrs. Kitchell's sister, Mrs. H. G. Harrison.
----November 12, 1942.
Joner A. Bevans Dies Friday
Joner Augustus Bevans, 47, died early Friday at 2:15 a. m. at the family
residence on E. Lehigh. He had been in poor health for more than three
Funeral services were held at the home Saturday at 10 o'clock with Elder
J. S. White and Elder T. E. Fitzwater of the Latter Day Saint church in
charge. Burial was at Mountain Station cemetery beside the graves of
his two babies, Helen Marie, who died June 22, and Tommie Wallace, who
died two years ago.
Mrs. Bevans and six children survive. They are Merlin, Elwina, Vonnie,
Alma, Junior, and Dale. His mother, Mrs. Betty Bevans, Hartshorne, and
two sisters, Mrs. Robert Barrowman, Pitcher, and Mrs. M. A. Eastburn,
Parsons, Kansas, and a brother, John Bevans, Parsons, survive. The
brother and sisters were here for the funeral.----August 15, 1942.
A. L. Siler Rites Are Saturday
Funeral services for A. L. Siler, 64, who died suddenly last Tuesday of an
attack of acute indigestion at his home in the north part of Haileyville,
were held Saturday at 2:30 o'clock at the Haileyville Baptist church with
Rev. M. W. Landers, the pastor, in charge.
Music was under the direction of Mrs. Landers and consisted of a solo by
Mrs. T. D. Culley, a number by a choir of the church, and a special quartet.
The body was held until Sunday morning for burial in the McAlester cem-
etery, awaiting the arrival of a son, Buford, from California. He came
Three daughters, Mrs. Georgia Sanders and Mrs. Mary Moran of Oklahoma
City, and Mrs. Charlotte Zukoski of Detroit, Mich. and three sons, Morris
Siler of Sheppard Field, Buford, of California, and J. C., at home also sur-
vive, as does the wife and companion. Five grandchildren also survive.
-----August 18, 1942.
Mrs. S. C. Richardson Dies In Daughter's Home
Mrs. S. C. Richardson, 86, died Wednesday morning at 4:30 o'clock at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Adams, south of McAlester, where she
had been bedfast for one month.
"Mother" Richardson would have been 87 years old on November 5. She
was born at Wnynesboro, Texas, but had spent most of her life in this
section of the state. Since February 2, 1900 she and her family had lived
in the Sulphur community.
Three sons and a daughter survive. The sons are Fred Richardson and
Toach Richardson of Hartshorne, Jeff Richardson of Maderia, Calif., Route
2, and Mrs. Adams is the only daughter. Twenty-nine grandchildren, 27
great grand children and four great great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 o'clock in the Sulphur ceme-
tery, where her companion, John J. Richardson, who died in 1916, is
buried.----August 14, 1942.
Jerry Coussens Dies In Oklahoma City
Gerald (Jerry) Herman Coussens, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Coussens, Oklahoma City, died Tuesday night on the operating
table at Wesley hospital, Oklahoma City.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at Evans
Funeral chapel, Hartshorne, with Rev. T. P. Spear, Christian minister,
officiating. A quartet composed of Mrs. Spear, Janice Thrower, Mable
Sweet, and Frances Key, with Dorothy Trueblood at the piano, sang
"Jesus Loves Me," "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam," and "Jewels."
Mr. Spear talked on Transplanting Flowers to God's Garden and quoted
the comforting Scripture, "Suffer little children to come nto me and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
Besides the parents, the baby is survived by an older brother, Conrad,
his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Sheeley, Hartshorne,
and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Coussens, Oklahoma
Burial was in Elmwood cemetery, Hartshorne. Pallbearers were Mrs.
Coussens' sisters, Mrs. Dan Clemente and Mrs. Archie Bibbs, Mr. Coussens'
cousin, Geraldine McCullar, and Miss Ina Graham, Oklahoma City, who
had nursed the baby since he was six months old.----August 11, 1942.
W. M. Brown Dies In Veterans Hospital
W. M. Brown, of the Arch community, died Monday night at the Veterans
hospital in Muskogee where he has been ill for more than two months.
Funeral arrangements await the arrival of a son, Wm. Brown, Jr., from
Fort Jackson, S. C. Two daughters, Juanita and Wilma, also survive.
Mrs. Brown is also left.----August 10, 1942.
Mrs. S. E. Greear's Mother Dies Suddenly
Death came suddenly, in a heart attack, Friday to Mrs. Anna Bertha Faulk-
ner Moore, at her farm home near Haywood.
Mrs. Moore was the mother of Mrs. S. E. Greear of Haileyville. She is sur-
vived by another daughter, Mrs. M. M. Smalling, and a son, H. D. Moore.
Funeral rites were Sunday afternoon at Humphrey's Funeral Home in Mc-
Alester with Rev. T. P. Spear, Haileyville Christian minister, in charge.
Music was provided by young people of the Haileyville and Hartshorne
Christian church, with Dorothy Rose Trueblood at the piano.
Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery, McAlester. Pallbearers were Claude
Henderson, Elmer Gray, M. R. Collier, Albert Phillips, D.
Born August 3, 1874 at Covington, Ky., Mrs. Moore was married in March
1895 to John P. Moore at DeMossville, Ky. In 1903 they moved to the
Mrs. Moore had been a member of the Christian church for more than
40 years.----August 7, 1942.
Mrs. Pearl Dameron Dies In Colorado
News of the death of Mrs. Pearl Dameron in Pueblo, Colo., last Wednes-
day reached Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Sames late Friday.
Mrs Dameron was nurse at Jones Academy for several years.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Details of her death were not given in the brief message to Dr. and Mrs.
Sames from Mrs. Dorothy Custis, daughter of Mrs. Dameron.----August 11, 1942.
Mrs. K. J. LeFevre's Father Dies Wednesday
Mrs. K. J. LeFevre recieved a message early Wednesday morning of the
death of her father, C. D. Smith, in Wapanucka a few minutes before.
She and Mr. LeFevre left immediately for Wapanucka to attend the fun-
Mrs. Smith and two other daughters, Mrs. Bess Scudder of Wapanucka
and Mrs. Lydia Grayson of Okmulgee, survive.----August 17, 1942.
Burial was made in Elmwood cemetery Friday of last week for the baby
son of Mr. and Mrs. James King. Mrs. King will be remembered as
Ardell Bates, formerly of Bache.----May 9, 1942.
M. H. Wolfe, 75, Dies In Dallas, Texas
M. H. Wolfe, 75, died Wednesday, October 21, in Dallas, Texas, his
nephew and nieces learned here.
Mrs. Wolfe is the sister of the late Mrs. R. S. Miller, mother of Mrs. Carl
Dumbleton, Haileyville, Mrs. W. A. Hammond, Hartshorne, and Dr. Frank
Miller and Roy Miller of Hartshorne.
Mr. Wolfe was a religious philanthropist and was well known through-
out the Southwest. Especially was he loved by members of the Baptist
church for his spiritual leadership.
Mrs. Dumbleton as a young woman in her teens spent most of her sum-
mers with her aunt and uncle in Dallas.----October 21, 1942.
Mrs. Maudie Payne Is Buried Saturday
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Evans Funeral chapel
for Mrs. Maudie Payne, who died early Friday at a McAlester hospital.
Rev. M. W. Landers, Haileyville Baptist pastor, was in charge. Burial was
in Elmwood cemetery.
Mrs. Payne, born in Hartshorne in 1904, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. F.
Kline, is survived by her husband, Riley Payne, a son, R. C., her parents,
three brothers, Joe, Henry, and George Kline, and two sisters, Mrs. Ova
Blackburn of Cowden, Ill. and Mrs. Ruth Jones of McAlester.----October 2, 1942.
Mary Jane Muir Is Buried Monday
Funeral services were held Monday at 3 o'clock at the Haileyville Christian
church for Mrs. Mary Jane Muir, who died early Saturday evening.
Mrs. Muir had not been well Saturday and neighbors and friends had been
with her during the day. But they left about six o'clock and Mrs. Stanton
Jones returned about nine o'clock, to find her dead.
Rev. T. P. Spear, pastor of the Haileyville church, preached a comforting
sermon on "Assurance." Music was furnished by Miss Thelma June Steph-
enson and Miss Ruth Burgess, with Miss Vera Mae Stephenson at the piano.
They sang "Abide With Me," "Jesus, Savior Pilot Me" and "What a Friend
We Have in Jesus."
Burial was in Elmwood cemetery, Hartshorne, by the grave of her husband,
who was buried October 9, two years ago. Pallbearers were Jesse Huskey,
C. B. Young, Ed Frashier, W. P. Calhoun, McAlester, and Oscar Glenn and
Floyd Baldwin, both of Wister.
Among those from out of town here for the funeral were Mrs. Lottie Heath-
cock, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Muir, of Wister, Mrs. Bridgewater, Mrs. Tom Welsh,
Mrs. Frank Elliott, Mrs. William Scherman, and Mrs. Walter Welch, of
Born February 4, 1901, Mary Jane Williams was married to Chester Muir in
August, 1921. Two children were born to this union, Joanna and Lewis
Griffith, both of whom died in infancy.
Two brothers, Griff Williams, of Hartshorne, and Henry Williams of Kansas
City, and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Pilant, of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. H. L. Ellis,
survive, as does a niece, Mrs. Roy Trueblood, of McAlester.
Griff Williams and Mrs. Trueblood were the only near relatives here for the
funeral.----September 26, 1942.
Willis Mathiews, Jr. Dies In Lynwood
Willis Mathiews, Jr., 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Mathiews, died at
the home of his parents in the Lynwood community early Monday morning.
Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon at the Lynwood school with Rev.
J. B. France, pastor of the First Christian church, McAlester, in charge. Mrs.
T. P. Spear and Mrs. Wesley Lay sang "What a Friend We Have in Jesus,"
"Does Jesus Care" and "Abide With Me." Burial was in Elmwood cemetery,
The youth is survived by three brothers and three sisters.
Baptized about two years ago as a member of the Christian church, he had
requested Rev. T. P. Spear to preach his funeral. But Mr. Spear was unable
to leave his work at the Rock Island. Until a few days before his death when
his eyesight became very dim, the boy read his Bible daily.
He had been ill for more than a year with a tumor of the spine.----October 19, 1942.
John M. Reagan Is Buried Tuesday
John M. (Hayes) Reagan, born December 19, 1909, died Monday morning at
7 o'clock at St. Mary's hospital, McAlester, after a lingering illness. He had
been critically ill for four months and had been in the hospital since last
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the family
residence in Hartshorne with Rev. John Hunter of the Dow Holiness church
in charge. Burial was in Elmwood cemetery.
Before he became ill Mr. Reagan was a farmer in the Sulphur community.
He is survived by his wife, who was Nina Skaggs before their marriage
June 27, 1939, his father, Hugh Reagan, three brothers and three sisters.
Two of the brothers are in the army. Carl C. (Sandy) Reagan is stationed
in Hawaii and the father does not know where Chester (Scott) is since he
left Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., a few weeks ago. The third son, Austin
Reagan, expects to leave for the Army very soon. He was the only
brother here for the funeral. Mrs. Esther Pippin, a sister, was at the
funeral, but two other sisters were not here. They were Willette Jenkins
of Denison, Texas and Pearl Byrum of Brawley, Calif.----October 4, 1942.
Mrs. Jim L. Forsythe Dies Sunday Afternoon
Mrs. Jim Forsythe died Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her home after
a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Evans Fun-
eral chapel with Rev. Harold Black, pastor of the Presbyterian church,
Mrs. K. J. LeFevre and Mrs. George Walshe, with Miss Darlene Schmie-
ding at the piano, sang "Have Thine Own Way, Lord," "Lead Kindly
Light" and "Sun of My Soul."
Mr. Black read from Psalms and Proverbs, closing with the 23rd Psalm.
His text for the comforting sermon was taken from Acts 7:60, "He fell a-
sleep," telling of the death of the martyr, Stephen. He said that just as
sleep is necessary for our health in this life, so is it essential that we
sleep in Death to obtain eternal life and be with Christ.
As day follows night, so after the night time of death is the beautiful
morning of resurrection for the saints, he declared.
Pall bearers were Carl Nick, Jim Williams, J. S. Martin, Mel Thompson,
Joe Rudisill, and Albert Long.
Dora Coffee was born May 20, 1887 at Colvard, Okla. In 1907 she was
married to Jim L. Forsythe and since has resided in Hartshorne.
She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Lennie and Mary
Elizabeth Forsythe, of the home address, two sisters, Mrs. T. E. Metcalf
of Denison, Texas, and Mrs. Carl Logan of Burbank, Calif.
Out of town relatives here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Bates, Mrs. T. E. Metcalf and Mrs. MacKenzie, all of Denison, Texas.
----October 18, 1942.
Barnhill Rites Are Sunday
Tony Barnhill Dies In Veterans Hospital
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at his home in Gowen
for Tony Harrison Barnhill, who died last Thursday in the Veterans
Rev. W. G. (Bill) Lucas of Wister officiated. "Farther Along" and "God
Will Take Care of You" were sung by A. Hunt, Ben Neathery and Rev.
W. Seeds, with Mrs. William Gordon at the piano.
Tony Barnhill was born November 18, 1892 at Fort Smith, Ark. He is
survived by his wife and daughter, Laverne, of the home address,
also his mother, Mrs. J. C. Hicks of Bogota, Texas, and a sister, Mrs.
Dora Main, of Palestine, Texas.
Other out of town relatives who attended the funeral were his cousins,
Alva Barnhill, Whorton, Texas and Will Allen of McAlester; Mr. and
Mrs. John Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. Charley Colston of Hartshorne;
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Caudron of Kansas City, Kansas and J. C. Caldwell
of Bogota, Texas.
Pallbearers were Virgie Morris, Virgil Zaccanti, Harry Ziverk, C. A.
Deligans, E. A. Bennett and Mr. Mote of Wilburton.
Burial was in Elmwood cemetery with A. Lapp Funeral Home of
Wilburton in charge. ---February 26, 1942
Mrs. Alfred Mitchell Is Buried Friday
Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 o'clock for Mrs. Alfred
Mitchell at Evans Funeral chapel, with Rev. M. W. Landers,
Haileyville Baptist pastor, in charge.
Mrs. Mitchell died at her home near Weathers Wednesday evening
after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Sam Mitchell, a sister-in-law, and Mrs. George Walshe sang
"The Old Rugged Cross," "Sometime We'll Understand" and "Face
to Face" with Mrs. Robert Gentry at the piano.
Mrs. Mitchell united with the Haileyville Baptist church seven years
ago and later transferred her membership to the Hartshorne church.
She is survived by her husband, three sisters, and four brothers.
Mr. Landers preached a comforting sermon based on 1 Corinthians
15. ---October 6, 1942
Mrs. Bezinque's Rites To Be Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. Alph Bezinque, who died in San Jose,
Calif., will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. John's
Catholic church in McAlester.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery at McAlester, beside her
husband, who died less than two years ago.
The Bezinque family was loved by Hartshorne people when he
directed a band here. Later he was band director and organizer
or the State Prison Band.
Mrs. Bezinque was with her daughter, Miss Jennie Bezinque in
San Jose. ---October 23, 1942
Mrs. Harvey Craig Dies In Kansas City
Mrs. Harvey Craig, 51, of Kansas City, Mo. died Monday at 12:30
o'clock, after a lingering illness.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Craig of Hartshorne
and a sister of Mrs. Fred Whiting of the Shady Valley community.
Her husband, two sons and a daughter also survive. The sons
are Harvey and Howard Craig and the daughter is Emma Jewell
Craig, all of Kansas City.
Her parents have been with her for two months and Mr. and Mrs.
Billy Whiting went to Kansas City Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Whiting were unable to go for the funeral, since Mr. Whiting is
recuperating from an appendix operation, and Mrs. Whiting is
Mrs. Craig spent her childhood days in Hartshorne and was
married here to Joe Harvey Craig of McAlester.--October 12, 1942
T. W. Riley Rites Are Wednesday
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon for T.
W. Riley at Snow, Okla., in Pushmataha county, by Rev. Archer,
minister of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Riley had lived in Pittsburg county for many years before
moving to Pushmataha county.
Surviving are his widow, two sons, Charles Riley and George
Riley, both of Snow, and five daughters, Mrs. Mary Davidson,
Bache, Mrs. Iva Shrum, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Juanita Connally,
Norman, Mrs. Anna McKinley, Shawnee, and Mrs. Louise Mc-
Kinley of Dale. Twenty-five grandchildren also survive.
---September 23, 1942
Giles F. Sparkman Dies In California
News reached Harshorne this week of the death in Stockton,
Calif., on September 22, of Giles Franklin Sparkman, 49.
Funeral rites were Saturday, September 26, at the Chapel of
the Palms, Stockton, and burial was at Park View cemetery.
A former resident of Hartshorne, Mr. Sparkman is survived by
his children, Mrs. John Dudley, Lloyd, Howard, Orvil and
Mildred Sparkman, all of Stockton, and Mrs. Harry Hebdon of
The daughter, Mildred, was enroute to Florida to be married
when her father died. She came back and the sailor to
whom she was engaged, came to Stockton and they were
Death was caused from a heart attack.
Edith Marzuola Is Bride of Frank Antonelli
Miss Edith Marzuola became the bride of Frank Antonelli in
a simple ceremony Wednesday at 8 o'clock at the home of
Justice of the Peace W. E. Kelley in McAlester.
Mr. and Mrs. King Antonelli were attendants.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Marzuola,
Hailyville, and is a graduate of the Haileyville high school.
The groom is the son of Mrs. Jim Antonelli and he completed
his high school course in Hartshorne. ---February 4, 1942
Colleen Smith Weds Arnold Bookout
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Smith are announcing the marriage of their
daughter, Colleen, to Arnold Bookout, son of Bob Bookout.
The wedding was solemnized in Atoka on August 4.
Mr. Bookout is stationed at Brooks Field, San Antonio, Texas
in the Army Air Corps.
He was home for the week end. ---August 4, 1940
Jeanne VanMeter Weds James Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Dave VanMeter are announcing the wedding of
their daughter, Jeanne, to Mr. James Johnson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. L. A. Johnson, which was solemnized last Thursday night
at Cambria, with Rev. Charles VanMeter, cousin of the bride,
reading the vows.
The bride is attending Hartshorne high school. The groom
works for NYA in McAlester. ---May 1, 1941
Watts-Spears Wedding Is Announced
Miss Frances Watts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Clyde Watts of
New Hope, and Mr. Earl Spears, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Spears, announced their marriage Sunday, which took
place January 16, 1941.
Mr. Spears is employed in Hartshorne and they will con-
tinue living here. ---January 16, 1941
Johnye Bookout Weds Mose (Sonny) Watts
Mr. and Mrs. John Bookout are announcing the wedding of
their daughter, Johnye Lavaughn, to Mose (Sonny) Watts,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Watts, which was an event of
Tuesday night in Wilburton.
Temporarily the young people are with Mr. Watts' grand-
mother, Mrs. Ott, in the New Hope community.
The bride and groom are students at Hartshorne high
school, the bride a sophomore and the groom a junior.
---December 31, 1940
Betty Duggan Weds Paul Curbow
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Duggan of Lynwood community are
announcing the wedding of their daughter, Betty, to Mr.
Paul Curbow, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Curbow.
The wedding vows were read September 15 in Wilburton
in the home of the officiating minister, Rev. McCartney.
Witnesses were Miss Norma Aaron of Haileyville and
Mr. Ralph Shephard of Hartshorne.
Mr. Curbow graduated from the 1938 Hartshorne high
school class. He is now employed in Clarksdale,
Mr. and Mrs. Curbow plan to make their home in
Arizona. ---September 15, 1941
Ruth Hutchison Weds William Housley
A wire reached Mrs. J. S. White, mother of the bride,
this week that Miss Ruth Hutchison was married to
William Housley on Friday, August 22, at Coeur Dalene,
Idaho, by Elder S. J. Fout.
The bride wore a dress of ashes of roses shade, with
blue accessories. Her corsage was of carnations and
After the simple wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Fout entertained
with a reception. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Schierman were
Mr. and Mrs. Housley spent their honeymoon in
Spokane, Wash. and visited the Grand Coulee Dam.
---August 22, 1941
Tommie Bookout Is Bride Of Louis Sheeley
Miss Tommie LaVelle Bookout became the bride of
Mr. Louis James Sheeley Saturday at 2 o'clock at the
Methodist parsonage with Rev. Melvin Miller, the
Methodist pastor, officiating.
Attendants were Mrs. Sheeley's sister, Mrs. Mose Watts,
of McAlester, and Mr. Edsel Bookout.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Book-
out, and is a graduate of the Hartshorne high school.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Sheeley
of Hartshorne. He is with the U. S. Army, stationed at
Camp Barkley, Abilene, Texas. They plan to establish
a home in Abilene.
(No date written in)
Frank Langley, 24, to Margie Hopper, 16, both of Hartshorne,
December 4, 1940.
A. F. Dear, 30, Wilburton, to Louise Busetti, 18, of Hartshorne,
December 7, 1940.
(This is a Handwritten Notice)
Bertha Lackey married to Mr. Cecil Secreat on April 11, 1941
at 7 o'clock. He is a sailor.
Louise Parker Is Honored With Shower Saturday
Miss Louise Parker, whose wedding to Sherrill Agee, will be
an event of Thursday night, (tonight) at 8 o'clock in the Meth-
odist church study, with Rev. Melvin Miller, pastor, officiating,
was honored with a shower in the home of Mrs. J. S. Martin
A poinsetta lace table cloth, crocheted by Mrs. Martin, cover-
ed the table, centered with a May pole from which streamers
in pastel shades radiated. Under the streamers were piled
the gifts. The dainty refreshments carried out the pastel
Guests for the afternoon were Miss Parker, Mrs. Sarah Park-
er, Mrs. H. A. Agee, Mrs. S. C. Agee, Mrs. Anna Hardy, Mrs.
E. C. Trueblood, Mrs. Fannie Gibson, Mrs. George Chron-
ister, Mrs. Mollie Woods, Mrs. John Machunis, Mrs. Bob
Booth, Mrs. Glenn Hall, Mrs. Ben Miller, Mrs. Catherine
Perry, Mrs. J. W. Martin;
Billie Jeanne Martin, Virginia Perry, Jimmie Dean Stand-
erfer, Mary Lou Parker, Wanda Agee, Marie Pool, Freda
Rudisill, Vedua Rudisill.
Those sending gifts were Mrs. Bob Bookout, Mrs. Pauline
Wilson, Mrs. Anna Patterson, Mrs. Johnye Louise Long,
Miss Vivian Haley, Mrs. John Deller, Mrs. J. E. Abernathy
and Norma Jean, Mrs. Standerfer, Mrs. Lonnie Parker,
Catherine Ganner, Marjorie Gilliam, Mrs. Ledbetter, and
Elsie Alice Martin.
Miss Parker is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Parker.
Mr. Agee is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Agee of Rt. 2,
Hartshorne. The young couple have a home already
furnished in the Sulphur community. ---May 15, 1941.
Devota Cecil Weds Keith McCall
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cecil of Gowen are announcing the
marriage of their daughter, Devota, of Phoenix, Arizona,
on February 9, to Mr. Keith McCall, of Phoenix.
Mrs. Cecil attended four years of high school in Hart-
Mr. and Mrs. McCall are making their home in Phoenix.
---February 9, 1942.
Winnie Britton Weds Leonard Riley
Miss Winnie Britton, Gowen, became the bride of Leonard
Riley Saturday, February 7, at 6 p. m., in a mission at San
Antonio, Texas, where Leonard is with the Headquarters of
The wedding was simple with a few close friends present.
Mr. and Mrs. Riley are at home at 223 Mason Street, San
Both are graduates of the Hartshorne high school.
---February 7, 1942.
Lora Elizabeth Bennet Weds Billy Rose Deligans
The wedding of Miss Lora Elizabeth Bennet, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. A. Bennet, Cambria, to Mr. Billy Rose Deligans,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Deligans, was solemnized Saturday
at 8 o'clock in the home of the bride's parents.
Rev. Tom Lucas of Adamson read the sacred vows, using the
single ring ceremony. The vows were exchanged before an
improvised altar of ferns and fall flowers.
The bride wore a blue chiffon velvet dress with veiled hat.
Her shoulder corsage was of pink carnations. For something
old the bride wore a broch which belongs to Mrs. Joseph
Deligans, grandmother of the groom. She carried a hanker-
chief which her father had sent her mother when he was in
World War I.
Attendants were the bride's sister, Miss Osa Bennett, and Mr.
James Arthur Hunt.
The wedding march was played by Mrs. Frank Burnett.
At the informal reception which followed the wedding, punch
and the wedding cake were served.
The bride was valedictorian of the 1940 class of the Hart-
shorne high school and has attended Eastern Oklahoma
college, Wilburton, for one year.
The groom is a graduate of Hartshorne high school and of
Eastern Oklahoma college, Wilburton.
The young couple left Sunday for Durant to enter South-
eastern State college.
Guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Bennett and
family, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Deligans, Mrs. Osa Null, Mrs. Steve
Barnes and children, Mrs. Mae Harrison and daughter,
Wanda, Mrs. William Goodart, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Deligans
and daughters, Louise and Joan, Miss Helen Ratliff, J. O.
Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bennett and family, Mrs.
Charlsie Huddleston and Mary Ellen, Mrs. Mary McGowan,
Miss Josephine Machunis, Mrs, Frank Burnett and children,
Mr. and Mrs Joe Sivil, Miss Maxine Elliott, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Hunt and sons, Mrs. Jack Cummings and Carole
Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Dennett, Mrs. Lige Ford, Bobby
Deligans, Tony Regalski, Mrs. Mollie Evicks, Mrs. Adam
Evicks and daughter, Mrs. Jake Johnson and children,
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lackey, Miss June Bishop, Tony
Ferbison, William Vermillion, Joy, Clifford and Jimmie
Bennett, and Mildred Ann Walker. ---August 30, 1941.
Clifford D. Jones, 21 of Talihina married to Johnnie L. Machernee,
21 of Hartshorne. Married December 19, 1940 at Wilburton.
Louise Morris Weds Adolph Shamasko
Miss Biddie Morris of Gowen is announcing the marriage of her
daughter, Louise, to Mr. Adolph Shamasko, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Sigmon Shamasko, of Craig, on Saturday, August 23, in Chicago,
The vows were read by the Rev. Father Bolin at 10o'clock at St.
Columkille church on Grand Avenue and Paulina street, Chicago,
The bride wore a beautiful white frock of marquisetta over satin
and a fingertip veil of net. Her arm bouquet was of white roses
and lilies of the valley. For the bride's entrance, Lohengrin's
Wedding March was played.
The bride's sister, Mrs. Joe Kubricki, was matron of honor. She
wore a frock of peach net and carried red roses and lilies. Ted
Rice was the groom's best man.
The bride, who graduated in the class of 1938 from Hartshorne
high school, attended Eastern Oklahoma A. and M. college,
Wilburton, for one year. She is now employed with the Guard-
ian Electric Manufacturing Co.
Mr. Shamasko is a graduate of the Haileyville high school class
of 1938. He was a member of the football team for four years
and played basketball for three years. He is now employed at
the Nicro Steel Co.
A reception followed the ceremony in the home of the bride's
sister, Mrs. Kubicki.
Mr. and Mrs. Shamasko are now at home at 825 N. Hermitage,
Chicago, Ill. ---August 23, 1941.
Merrell Mitchell Weds James Milton Grey
Announcement reached Hartshorne this week of the wedding
of Mrs. Merrell Mitchell to Mr. James Milton Grey, both of
Oklahoma City, on Tuesday, September 30, at 8:30 o'clock in
the living room of Rev. James B. Burnside, 3136 N.W. 27th
street, Oklahoma City, pastor of the Second Presbyterian
Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goodness, also of
The bride wore a black pin stripe suit with gold accessories
and a gardenia corsage.
Mrs. Goodness wore a gray suit with green accessories.
Mrs. Grey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Thompson
and was reared in Hartshorne where she completed her
high school work. She has had art training in Kansas City
and for several years has been a commercial artist in
Oklahoma City. Mrs. Grey also attended Wolfe School of
Costume Design, Los Angeles, Oklahoma College for
Women, Chickasha, and the Woodbury school, Los Angeles.
Mr. Grey is the son of Mrs. C. E. Grey and the late C. E. Grey
of Chilocco, who for 35 years was in the Indian service.
James Grey is an architectural designer. He was graduated
from Marysville high school, Marysville, Wash. and Cameron
College at Lawton. He is owner of the Modern Drafting
Service and he and Mrs. Grey are associated in business
together, with offices at 914 Braniff Building, Oklahoma
Mr. and Mrs. Grey are living temporarily at 2114 Stonewall,
Oklahoma City. ---October 30, 1941.
Stallings-Grice Vows Are Read Here Sunday
In the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. David G.
Stallings, the wedding vows were read Sunday at 2 o'clock
by Dr. L. C. Walter, Oklahoma City, retired Presbyterian
minister, for Miss Tom Ed Stallings and Mr. Harwood
Vinson Grice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harwood Newman Grice,
The sacred vows were exchanged before the fireplace in
the living room, which was banked with ferns, and flanked
on either side with tall baskets of large white mums. The
couple knelt on a white satin prie dieu for the wedding
Prenuptial music was played by Mrs. E. R. Jolly, McAlester,
who played the nuptial music at the wedding of the bride's
parents. Her numbers were "Because," d'Hardelot; "O
Promise Me," Carrie Jocobs Bond; and Lohengrin's
Bridal Chorus, Wagner.
The bride was radiantly beautiful in an afternoon frock of
R. A. F. blue wool, with which she wore black accessories.
She carried a white Bible covered with gardenias, which
were later made into a corsage.
The traditional "something old" was a pin belonging to
her great grandmother and a hankerchief, which had been
carried by the bridegroom's mother and grandmother at
Attendants were Miss Joan Stallings, sister of the bride,
and Mr. Jim S. Cook, of Dallas, Texas. Miss Stallings wore
a blue crepe dress with navy accessories and her corsage
was of pink rosebuds and tuberoses.
A reception followed the ceremony when guests were
members of the wedding party and a few friends of the
The three tiered wedding cake centered the dining table
and this was served with ice cream by Misses Darlene
Schmieding, Lavaughn Whitehurst, and Elsie Alice Martin.
The cake was placed on a mirror, and was surrounded
with ferns and tube roses. Napkins bore the names, Tom
Ed and Vinson.
Miss Pauline Fenton, Tulsa, a cousin of the bride, had
charge of the guest book.
After the ceremony, the bride and groom left for Hutchins,
Texas, where Mrs. Grice has been teaching, and where
they are establishing a temporary home, until they move
to Dallas for their permanent home.
Mrs. Grice is a graduate of the Hartshorne high school.
After attending Gulf Park college, Gulfport, Miss., she
went to Southern Methodist University, Dallas, where
she graduated. She was a member of Delta Delta
Mr. Grice is also a graduate of Southern Methodist
University. He was a member of the Lamba Chi Alpha
social fraternity and of Alpha Theta Phi and Beta Gamma
Sigma honorary fraternities. He is employed at the
Republic National Bank of Dallas, Dallas, Texas.
Out of town guests included the groom's parents, Mr. and
Harwood N. Grice, Mr. and Mrs. Waddell Moursand, Jim
Cook, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Wallace, Jr., Dallas, Texas,
Mrs. Paul Fenton and Miss Pauline Fenton, Tulsa, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Nolan, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Riedt, Mr. and Mrs.
E. R. Jolly, McAlester, and Mr. and Mrs. George Green,
of Haileyville. ---May 9, 1942.
Virginia Ruth Claycomb Married James M. McKenzie
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Claycomb of 1401 W. 23rd Place, Tulsa, are
announcing the wedding on February 6, of their daughter,
Virginia Ruth, to Mr. James M. McKenzie, also of Tulsa.
The vows were read at 7:30 o'clock on Friday, February 6, in
the home of Rev. Bascom Watts, pastor of Boston Avenue
Methodist church. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Skeele
of Tulsa. Mrs. McKenzie and Mrs. Skeel were former school-
The bride wore a pale blue dress with white eyelet collar
and black accessories. Her flowers were a corsage of
gardenias. For something old she wore a brooch that be-
longed to her great grandmother.
Mrs. Skeele wore a dress of blue sheer wool with a corsage
of red roses.
Mrs. McKenzie was born and grew to high school age in
Hartshorne. At that time she moved with her parents to
Tulsa, where she completed her high school education at
Daniel Webster high school. Since graduating last spring,
she has been employed in the office of the Family Service
Laundry of West Tulsa.
Mr. McKenzie, who has lived in Tulsa for four years, is
employed at the Spartan Aircraft Factory.
The couple will be at home at the Alden Apartments,
1111 S. Denver, Tulsa. ---February 6, 1942.
Mogene Mitchell Weds Leotis Woods
The wedding of Miss Mogene Mitchell of Higgins to Leotis
Woods of Hartshorne was solemnized Saturday, December
6, in the McAlester Christian church with Rev. Charles F.
Schwab, pastor, reading the vows.
Attendants were Ouida Davis of Gowen and Lee Lawson
The groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Woods, enter-
tained with a wedding supper.
The groom was recently released from the U. S. Army,
where he spent two years as a corporal. He is expecting
a call to go back to the Army, since the outbreak of the
war. ---December 6, 1941.
Jo Dollins Is Bride Of Robert E. Doan
Miss Jo Dollins, daughter of O. O. Dollins, Alamagordo, N.M.
became the bride of Robert E. Doan in Norman Saturday
night, where the vows were read by Rev. Roy O'Brien, pastor
of the Norman Christian church, in his home.
After graduating from high school here, the bride attended
Southeastern State college, Durant, for two years and when
her father went to New Mexico for his health, she accom-
panied him there, where she met Mr. Doan.
The groom is the son of Mrs. Don L. Doan of Alamagordo.
At present he is a cadet in the air corps and is stationed at
Cimarron Field, Oklahoma City.
Temporarily Mrs. Doan is here with her brother, O. O. Dollins,
Jr., and Mrs. Dollins. ---May 9, 1942.
Gracie Mae Kelly To Marry Paul McCurley
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Kelly of the Higgins community are announcing
the approaching wedding of their daughter, Gracie Mae, to
Sargeant Paul J. McCurley of Las Vegas, Nevada, which will be
an event of May 26 at the Post.
The groom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McCurley of
Fort Smith, Ark.
A bridal shower was given recently to honor Miss Kelly in the
home of Mrs. Ted Cooper. Guests included Mary Frances Hubert,
Mrs. John Hubert, Grace Doshier, Alice Mitchell, Alice Thompson,
Alma Ruth Ott, Mrs. Alza Mitchell, and Mrs. C. H. Kelly. Gifts were
sent by Dorothy Lee Giles, Mrs. Harvey Gilreath, Mrs. Winney
McCaslin, Mrs. Beulah Doshier, and Mrs. Noah Thompson.
---May 13, 1942.
Ruby May Stamper Weds Carl Hugh Sawyer
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hammond gave a happy home wedding to Miss
Ruby May Stamper, 25, of Washita and Carl Hugh Sawyer, 28, of
Apache, Friday at 5 o'clock, when the young couple asked Justice
of the Peace Hammond to read the vows.
The groom was in soldier's uniform and is stationed at Fort Sill in
the Field Artillery School.
Mrs. A. E. Carlock and her sister, Mrs. B. O. Patterson, witnessed
the reading of the vows.
After the ceremony Mrs. Hammond served cookies and coffee and
pictures were taken of the bride and groom and of Mr. and Mrs.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Stamper of Washita
and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Sawyer of Seminole.
They went into the Kiamichi mountain country for their wedding
trip, after which the groom returned to Fort Sill and the bride to
Washita. ---March 20, 1942.
Laura Marie Karas Weds Louis Marchese
The wedding of Miss Laura Marie Karas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Karas, to Mr. Louis Marchese was solemnized Sunday, July
5, at 9 o'clock Mass at St. Teresa's Catholic church in Gowen with
Rev. Father Boguslaus Jacaszel officiating.
The bride wore a white gown and fingertip veil. Her arm bouquet
was an orchid and white carnations.
Louise Norwich was the bridesmaid and Mary Louise Goodart the
train bearer. Pete J. Bullitt was best man.
The wedding march was played by Mrs. Margaret Volturo and the
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament sang.
A reception for relatives and close friends was held after the cere-
mony at the home of the bride's parents.
Mrs. Marchese is a graduate of the Hartshorne high school and
has been working in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Marchese are now at 1820 S. 55th Court, Cicero, Ill.
---July 3, 1942.
Mrs. Jess Suter Is Buried Sunday
Mrs. Jess Suter of the Arch community died Friday at 3 o'clock in
St. Mary's hospital, McAlester, after giving birth to a still born son
on the Tuesday before Friday.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at
Evans Funeral chapel with Mr. A. Bristow, Church of Christ min-
ister, from N. McAlester, in charge.
Mrs. Suter was Lillie Taylor before her marriage, the daughter of
the late Luther Taylor. Besides the husband she leaves six child-
ren, ranging in age from 4 to 18.
A brother, Robert Taylor, of the Higgins community, and a sister,
Mrs. Bertha Watson, of Oklahoma City, were here for the funeral.
---December 20, 1940.
Infant Is Buried In Sulphur Cemetery
Donnie Ross, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Burrell, of the
Arch community, was buried in Sulphur cemetery Wednesday
afternoon, Rev. T. P. Spear, Christian minister, officiating.
---May 15, 1940.
Garland M. Lasater Is Drowned In Wyoming
News of the sudden death of Garland M. Lasater, drowned re-
cently near Cody, Wyo., while attempting to ford the Shoshone
river on horseback, came as a distinct shock to the many friends
in this county of Mrs. Lasater, who was Miss Ruth Sawyer before
While attending school here, Mrs. Lasater lived for a time with
Mrs. Belle Miller. ---June 5, 1941.
Legion Funeral Held For Thomas Chivolek
Funeral services for Thomas Chivolek, 52, who died Saturday
in the Veterans hospital, Muskogee, where he was taken
Thursday, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
Hartshorne Methodist church with Rev. Melvin Miller, pastor,
A World War Veteran, Mr. Chivolek had lived in Hartshorne
for 20 years. The Nathan Plunkett American Legion Post had
charge of the services at the church and at the cemetery.
Born in Austria, Mr. Chivolek came to America at the age of
10, settling in Pennsylvania. After the War, he came to
Hartshorne and married Miss Anna Russell of Wilburton.
His widow and three children, Thomas, Jr., Cle?? Chivolek,
and Ollie Ann Chivolek survive. ---August 30, 1941.
"Aunt Callie" Skinner Is Buried Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Stephen A. Skinner, "Aunt Callie,"
was held Sunday at 3 o'clock at the Evans Funeral chapel
with Rev. G. M. Everett, McAlester, in charge.
With Mrs. George Linney at the piano these comforting
hymns were sung: "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," "Does
Jesus Care?" "Shall We Gather at the River," and "What
a Friend We Have in Jesus."
Pall bearers were Mayor J. S. Martin, F. B. Pitchford, Nor-
man James, J. B. Nichols, Joe Gornik, and Charley Book-
Burial was in Elmwood cemetery, where "Uncle Steve,"
the bereaved husband, was sexton for several years, un-
til a fall three years ago made it impossible for him to
work any longer.
Nancy Caroline Clark was born on May 31, 1874 in
Tennessee and on August 3, 51 years ago, was married
to Stephen A. Skinner in Madison county, Ark. The
funeral was held on the 51st anniversary.
They came as young people to Indian Territory and lived
for many years near Wild Horse Creek in Latimer county.
They moved to Hartshorne in 1922 and have been living
in the same house since that time.
No children were born. Besides the husband, two sisters,
Mrs. Betty Bevins and Mrs. Amanda Johnson, and two
brothers, James Wesley Clark, and Johnnie Clark, Red
Though she had not been well for several years "Aunt
Callie" became critically ill with ptomaine poisoning a
week before her death at 4:30 p. m. on Friday, August 1.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Skinner are members of the Free Will
Baptist church and had their membership in the church
at Blue. ---August 1, 1941.
Wm. M. Brown Rites Are Friday Afternoon
William M. Brown, 54, who died at the Veterans hospital,
Muskogee, Monday night, was buried Friday afternoon at
Elmwood cemetery, Hartshorne, following the funeral rites
at Evans Funeral chapel at 2:30 o'clock.
Rev. George R. House, Indianola, pastor of the Arch Church
of Christ, officiated. Music was furnished by a choir of church
members who sang "Never Grow Old," "How Beautiful Heaven
Must Be," and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye."
Mr. House based his sermon on the text, "Blessed are the dead
which are in the Lord."
The son, William M. Brown, Jr., from Fort Jackson, S. C., saluted
the flag draped casket of his father as the pallbearers carried the
casket to the hearse for burial. Pallbearers were Adrian Taylor,
Sim Mason, Gene Bruton, Edgar Bruton, Ed Pilgrim, and Albert
Mrs. Brown and two daughters also survive. ---August 17, 1942.
Mrs. Neeley's Brother Dies In Claremore
Mrs. Edna Neeley received the sad message in the night Satur-
day of the sudden death of her brother, Clarence P. Crudup,
superintendent of the Claremore schools.
When a blood clot in the blood stream reached his heart,
death came to him, unexpectedly.
Mrs. Crudup was entertaining at bridge Saturday evening and
Mr. Crudup complained of feeling not well and asked her to
get some one else to play his hand at the bridge table. He
went to bed with a book to read and later was found dead by
Funeral rites were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock in the
Claremore high school auditorium, where he had spoken so
many times in his 13 years as a school man in Claremore,
first as high school principal, later as superintendent. Arm-
istice day services, previously scheduled for 11 o'clock in the
high school auditorium, were cancelled as were plans for a
high school homecoming Friday. School remained closed
The body was taken to Durant, where his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. Crudup, live, and a second funeral service was held in
the Methodist church at Durant at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morn-
Mr. Crudup is survived by his wife and three children, Robert
Lee, a freshman at A. and M. college, Stillwater, Johnnie Lou,
15, and Joan, 11. He is also survived by two brothers, H. E.
Crudup of Tulsa and R. E. Crudup, principal of the McAlester
high school, and four sisters, Mrs. Neeley, Mrs. R. K. McIntosh
of Tahlequah, Mrs. William M. McVeigh of Durant and Mrs.
Jack Brooks of Gonzales, Texas.
Mrs. Neeley's daughters, Martha, and her son, Claud, went
with her to the funeral. ---November 9, 1940.
Rites Are Monday For Pioneer Mother
Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Ranallo, 85, who passed away
early Saturday morning at her home here, were held Monday
morning at 9 o'clock from the Holy Rosary Catholic church.
Burial under the direction of the Evans Funeral Home took
place in the family plot by the side of her late husband, who
died a year ago, and her son, Joe, in the Catholic cemetery.
Pallbearers were her five grandsons, Frank, Angelo, John,
James, Thomas, and Ted Sitter.
Mrs. Ranallo came to Hartshorne 45 years ago from Italy with
her sons, Lige and Joe, to join her husband and establish a
home here in territory days. She had been in ill health for
over three years.
Survivors are one son, Lige Ranallo, nineteen grandchildren,
five great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Frank Collechie.
Five of the grandchildren were unable to attend the funeral:
Mrs. G. C. Burk, Central Valley, Calif.; Mrs. J. B. Oliver, Detroit;
Joe Ranallo, Jr., who is in the army, Mary and Betty Ranallo
who are Carmelite Nuns in Oklahoma City. Her sister was not
able to come either. ---June 6, 1942.
Mrs. J. R. Wiser's Rites Saturday
Former Teacher's Mother Dies At Daughter's Home Here
Death came to Mrs. J. R. Wiser, 70, Thursday afternoon of last
week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Valentine, a few
hours after another daughter, Miss Johnye Wiser, Drumright
teacher, came with the news that she had rented a home there
for herself and her mother.
Mrs. Wiser had been ill for some time but seemed apparently
Born in Alma, Ark., Bonnie Busheart was married to J. R. Wiser,
who preceded her in death 10 years ago.
Six children were born to this union, five of whom are living.
They are Mrs. J. E. Valentine, Hartshorne, Mrs. Carl Phillips,
Porum, Miss Johnye Wiser, Drumright, Robert Wiser, Norman,
and Fay Wiser, Ada.
Miss Wiser had been a teacher in the Hartshorne schools for
10 years, resigning in September to go to Drumright.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 o'clock at the
Evans Funeral chapel with Elder A. Bristow, pastor of the
Haileyville Church of Christ, officiating. Music was furnished
by Daisy Hall, Ola Faye Hayes, Chloe Price, and Sam Strange.
They sang "Rock of Ages," "Heaven Holds All To Me," and "In
the Sweet Bye and Bye."
Mr. Bristow spoke of the loyalty of Mrs. Wiser to the church.
He read a part of 1 Thessalonians 4 for the opening Scripture
and his sermon was filled with references to comforting
Burial was in Elmwood cemetery by the grave of her husband.
Pallbearers were Joe Long, Gus Sadler, Murl Hinman, Marvin
Trammell, J. E. Abernathy, and W. H. Killebrew.
All the children were here for the funeral. Among the other
out of town relatives here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs.
W. M. Stevens of Muskogee, Bill Wiser, of Havanna, Ark.,
Orville Wiser and his sister, of Checotah, Mrs. Harve Wiser of
Fort Worth, Roy Benefield, of Dallas, Texas.
Miss Kathleen Burnett, who teaches school in Drumright, was
here for the funeral, and returned to Drumright with Miss
Johnye Wiser Sunday afternoon. ---No Date Listed
James T. Anderson Rites Sunday
Funeral rites for James T. (Tommie) Anderson, 74, who died
Friday in McAlester, were he was taken from his home in
Haileyville when he became ill, were held Sunday morning at
Evans Funeral Chapel.
Rev. C. E. Jackson, local Baptist minister, officiated and music
was sung by Mrs. Sam Mitchell and Mrs. Joe Ganner, with Miss
Janice Thrower at the piano. ---July 17, 1942.
Mrs. Zach Blackwell Hears Death's Call
A heart attack proved fatal last Tuesday for Mrs. Zach A. Black-
well, living on N. 13th street, Hartshorne.
Her husband was with her when death came.
Funeral rites were held at the home Thursday with Rev. Pallas
Johuson, Methodist minister, in charge. Burial was in Ti ceme-
tery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral home.
Born October 4, 1871 in Hunt county, Texas, Mrs. Blackwell was
a resident of Pittsburg for 23 years.
Besides the husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hazel
Sinyard, Weathers, two sons, Alfred Morgan of Sulphur and
Stanley Blackwell of Hartshorne, three brothers, L. J. Murray of
Caddo, John Murray of Blanchard, and Henry Murray of Chand-
ler, 17 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and one great
The Blackwells had moved to Hartshorne from the Ti commu-
nity last January 26 to be near a doctor for Mrs. Blackwell.
---August 11, 1942.
Cartwright's Brother Dies In Wapanucka
Dewey Cartwright, Wapanucka, brother of Congressman Wil-
burn Cartwright, died Friday at the family home at Wapa-
Congressman Cartwright was called home from Washington
by the fatal illness of his brother, who had been chauffeur
for his father, Rev. J. R. Cartwright, a Baptist minister, who
has appointments in Johnston, Atoka and Coal counties.
Born May 21, 1900 at Cleveland, Tenn., Dewey Cartwright
had never married.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. B. Justis of
Besides the parents, Dewey Cartwright is survived by these
brothers and sisters, Congressman Cartwright, Floyd Cart-
wright of Wapanucka, Mrs. G. P. Mathes, Dallas, Texas,
Kenley S. Hilton and W. C. Chunn.
Cartwright, Shafter Cartwright, both of Wapanucka, Mrs. C.
A. Montgomery, McAllen, Texas, Clifford Cartwright, We-
woka, and Keith Cartwright, Hugo. ---August 7, 1942.
Mrs Robert Bradley Dies In Ohio
News reached Hartshorne this week of the death in
Cambridge, Ohio of Mrs. Robert Bradley, 84, who lived at
one time in Hartshorne. She is the mother of C. D. Brad-
ley of McAlester. In February she and her husband had
celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.
The Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio, carried this item
about her death:
Mrs. Addy Watkins Bradley, 84, died Monday at 7:45 a.m.
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allie McCauley, 919
Jefferson Ave., following an illness of about one year.
Her condition was serious about three weeks.
She was born in Chauncey, Athens county, a daughter
of William and Mary Craig Watkins and was the last of
this family. She was a member of the Chauncey Metho-
Most of her life was spent in Athens. However, she re-
sided in Oklahoma from 1910 to 1925, moving from
there to Guernsey Co.
Besides her husband, Robert Bradley, she leaves the
following children: Mrs. Dora McCauley, Fresno, Calif.;
Mrs. Bessie Kilbreath, Zanesville; Mrs. Allie McCauley,
Cambridge; Mrs. Ella Davis and Mrs. Vinnie Walters,
Canton; Mrs. Edith Brown, Roswell, N.M.; Willis Brad-
ley, Toronto, Ohio, and C. D. Bradley, McAlester, Okla.
Twenty-five grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and
three great-great-grandchildren also survive. Two
daughters are deceased. ---June 8, 1942.
J. H. Valentine Dies In Sacramento, Calif.
News has reached Hartshorne of the death in Sacramento,
Calif. on Tuesday of J. H. Valentine, father of Mrs. Ashel
Garrett, of Wilburton.
The body is being brought to Hartshorne by a daughter,
Rose Bass, of Littlefield, Texas, who was with her father
when he died. The body is expected to arrive Thursday
and services will be conducted by Evans Funeral Home.
Valentine, a former resident of Hartshorne, is a nephew
of Misses Alice and Ida White, of Hartshorne.
A son, Tom Valentine, who is in the Navy, was temporarily
in Philadelphia, when news came of his father's death,
and he will be here for the funeral. ---June 10, 1942.
Harold Harris Funeral Sunday
Accident Victim Dies 24 Hours After Shot
Funeral rites for Harold Edward Harris, 11 year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. George Harris, Hartshorne, fatally shot Wed-
nesday in an accidental discharge of a Smith and Western
pistol in the hands of his friend and neighbor, Jerry Law-
rence, were held Sunday at 2 o'clock in the Hartshorne
The youth died in Albert Pike hospital, McAlester, Thurs-
day, just before six o'clock, almost 24 hours to the minute
from the time of the accident in the back room of the
William Morris home, grandfather of Jerry Lawrence.
Conscious to the very last, the boy declared that Jerry was
not to blame, and to the very end, he kept begging his
mother not to cry, and kept hoping that Mr. and Mrs.
Morris were not sick because of the accident.
The two boys were in the room alone when Jerry, 14, a
freshman student at the Hartshorne high school, showed
the younger lad his granddad's pistol, which would some
day be his own.
"Is it loaded?" asked Harold.
"No," replied Jerry.
"Let me see it," said Harold, and he reached for the barrel,
as Jerry held the gun. Somehow the trigger was released
and the bullet entered Harold's body, going clear through.
"Jerry, it was loaded," Harold cried.
He was rushed to the McAlester hospital where everything
possible was done to save his life. But to no avail.
Rev. Melvin Miller, who is now teaching a defense course
at Waco, Texas, was called home to preach the funeral
sermon, for Harold Harris was a faithful attendant at the
Methodist church. The minister was deeply touched and
his voice choked at times, as he spoke of his dream that
Harold might someday be a Moses or a Joshua to lead the
people of this community to a closer walk with God.
His text was: "I am the resurrection and the life. He that
believeth on me though he were dead, yet shall he live;
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never
The church was crowded with friends and relatives of both
families, and many more stood on the outside.
The Methodist and the Christian church choirs furnished the
music with Dorothy Trueblood at the piano. The first hymn
was "Whispering Hope." Billy Pat Katigan and J. R. Dellar
sang "Fairest Lord Jesus." Two other songs were sung by
the choir, "In the Garden" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."
Mrs. Ed Patterson played the piano accompaniment for the
duet by the two boys and also played the march as the
friends passed by the bier. Rev. T. P. Spear, pastor of the
Christian church, read the Scripture, 1 Thess. 4:13-18, and
Rev. Pallas Johnson, the new Methodist pastor, prayed.
The many flowers were beautiful.
Active pallbearers were Gerald West, Jack Wade, Eugene
Savage, Harold Crowder, Max Surry, and John Sprankle.
Honorary pallbearers were playmates of Harold: Billy Pat
Katigan, J. R. Deller, John Mahnker, Buddy Bibbs, Tommie
Woods, Sonny Lester, Sonny Smith, and Jackie Allen.
Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery, McAlester.
Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Harris,
and three brothers, George, Jr., Lloyd, and Albert Harris.
Jerry Lawrence's mother, Mrs. Pearl Lawrence, of New
York City, and his aunt, Mrs. Inez Lawrence, of Wichita,
Kansas came for the funeral. ---April 9, 1942.
Mary Moltzen Rites Are Friday
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Hailey-
ville Presbyterian church for Mrs. Mary Moltzen, who died
Wednesday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs.
Dwight Bell, in McAlester.
Rev. T. P. Spear, Christian minister, officiated talking on
"Security." He used some of Mrs. Moltzen's favorite
Scriptures, including the 23rd Psalm and the 14th chapter
Music was furnished by Mrs. Gerald Riedt, Mrs. T. P. Spear,
Miss Ruth Burgess, and Miss Vera Mae Stephenson, with
Miss Nelma Reed at the piano. Hymns sung were "Rock
of Ages, "Beautiful Isle" and "Lead Kindly Light."
Pallbearers were T. W. Lewis, O. J. Burdick, Lorren Bur-
dick, A. A. Clanton, J. W. Keith, and Paul Willis, the latter
Mary Louise Seeman was born in Iowa on August 4, 1866.
She was married to Fred John Moltzen in 1888. He pre-
ceded her in death in October of 1932. One son, George
Moltzen, gave his life in the service of his country in
World War I.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Laura Yockstick,
of East St. Louis, Ill., Mrs. Elsie Bell of McAlester, and a
son, Carl F. Moltzen, of Chicago, Ill. and six grandchildren
and seven great grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Sarah
Shadduck, of Coleman, S. D. and a brother, Marks See-
man of Green Island, Ia., also survive.
She and her husband became a member of the Pres-
byterian church in 1932. She served as Worthy Matron
of the Order of Eastern Star in which she still held her
At the grave the Stars had charge of the service. Mrs.
Dewey Heard, acted as Worthy Matron, Miss Nelma Reed
as organist, Mrs. Lizzie Mayberry, chaplain, Mrs. S. M.
Jones as Worthy Patron, Mrs. T. P. Spear, Adah, Mrs.
Glen Hall, Ruth, Mrs. J. B. Smith, Esther, Mrs. Amelia
Stark, Martha, Miss Anne O'Nesky, Electa, and Mrs. C. E.
Garrett, Associate Matron. ---August 3, 1942.
Mrs. Edna Neeley's Father Dies In Durant
R. L. Crudup died at his home in Durant Wednesday morn-
ing, three days before his 83rd birthday.
His daughter, Mrs. Edna Neeley, a teacher in the Harts-
horne high school, had planned to help him celebrate
his birthday. Instead she and her daughter, Martha, were
called to Durant by his fatal illness Tuesday night.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in
Mrs. Ruby Gentry has been substituting for Mrs. Neeley
The aged man was also the father of R. E. Crudup,
McAlester high school principal. Four daughters, two
sons, and the aged companion survive.---March 25, 1942.
Last Rites Friday For James Henry Valentine
Final rites were held Friday at 3:00 p.m. for James Henry
Valentine who passed away June 6 in Sacramento, Calif.,
in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home here with Herbert
M. Pierce, pastor of the First Baptist church of Wilburton,
Mr. Valentine was born June 10, 1883, at Slate Springs,
Miss., the eldest son of James McPherson Valentine and
Rosa Belle White Valentine.
He became a Christian in early boyhood and joined the
New Hope Baptist church near Slate Springs.
On December 24, 1903, he married Miller A. Ligon, who
preceded him in death in 1923. To this union eight
children were born, six of whom are living.
He came from Mississippi to Hartshorne in 1913 and
placed his membership in the Ridgeway Baptist church.
He resided near Hartshorne until 1930 when he moved
to West Texas and from there to Sacramento, where he
remained until death.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Gallian, of
Sacramento, Mrs. J. A. Garrett, of Wilburton, and Mrs.
W. E. Bass, of Littlefield, Texas; three sons, James Elmo
of San Jose, Calif., Thomas, of the U. S. Navy, and
Henry, of Sacramento. He is also survived by his mother,
Mrs. Rosa Belle Valentine, a sister, Mrs. Edward Skelton,
both of Slate Springs, Miss.; three brothers, J. K., of D'ho,
Miss., C. E., and Alton, of Cleveland, Miss. and two aunts,
Misses Alice and Ida White of Hartshorne.
Children present for the funeral were Mrs. Bass, Mrs.
Garrett and Thomas, the remainder of the children having
attended a previous funeral service held in Sacramento
last Monday. Interment was in Elmwood cemetery.
---June 6, 1942.
Mrs. C. E. Kingrey Is Called By Death
Funeral Rites Are Sunday Afternoon
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 o'clock at Evans
Funeral chapel for Mrs C. E. Kingrey, 73, who died suddenly
early Friday morning at her home on E. Kali Inla avenue.
The chapel was filled with loved ones and fragrance of
flowers drenched the room. Services were short with Rev.
Pallas Johnson, pastor of the Methodist church, in charge.
There was no music.
Burial was in Elmwood cemetery. Rev. T. P. Spear had the
commital prayer at the grave. Active pallbearers were R. L.
James, Jim Williams, E. W. Hall, John Machunis, J. W.
McPherson, and I. C. Gunning, the latter of Wilburton. Hon-
orary pallbearers were Mrs. Daisy Hall, Mrs. E. W. Hall, Mrs.
Bob Booth, Mrs. John Dellar, Mrs. Carrie Carleton, Mrs. John
Machunis, Mrs. Osa Null, Mrs. Pippin and Mrs. Phillips.
Born in Sparksville, Ky., Georgia Sparks was married to
C. E. Kingrey in Sparksville. They came to Oklahoma in
1908 and have made their home in Hartshorne since 1912.
The husband and one daughter, Mrs. Ed Patterson, survive,
as do two sisters, Mrs. F. C. Wheeler, Gradyville, Ky. and
Mrs. J. W. Simpson, Breeding, Ky., and one brother, M. S.
Sparks, Galena Park, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Sparks came Friday evening to attend the
funeral. They left again Monday.
Among those from out of town who came to attend the
funeral were Mrs. J. O. Schuster and daughter, Elaine,
Mrs. Burl Neal, and Mrs. Emma Roy of Oklahoma City, Mrs.
Laura Hayes of El Reno, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wilder of
McAlester, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ganner and daughter,
Dorothy, and Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Gunning, of Wilburton, and
Mr. and Mrs. Cy Aldridge of Poteau. ---September 23, 1942.
Barbara Sue Agee, 10 month old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Sherrel Agee died in Duncan on Monday, the 23rd
of November 1942.
Mrs. J. S. Martin Rites are Sunday for she died Friday
November 20, 1942.
Mary Frances Kernell Weds Lieut. Robert Lane
Miss Mary Frances Kernell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. S.
Kernell, Shawnee, was united in marriage to Lieut. Robert
Augustus Lane, son of Mrs. Susanne Lane of Little Rock,
Ark. and S. A. Lane, of Russellville, Ark., in an impressive
ceremony Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian
church at Shawnee.
The single ring ceremony was read by Dr. Donald A. Hyde,
former pastor on the church in the presence of about 200
relatives and close friends.
As the guests assembled nuptial music was played by Miss
Ramah Lee Smith. As the candles were lighted, Mrs. Ed-
ward Caraway of Tulsa and Mrs. William Nicholson played
"Ah Sweet Mystery of Life."
Norman Green, soloist, sang "Ave Maria," Schubert, and
"I Love Thee," Grieg. Miss Smith played the traditional
wedding marches for the processional and recessional
and Gounod's "Ave Maria" was played softly as the vows
The bride was lovely in her wedding gown of ivory faille,
fashioned in colonial style with pointed bodice gathered
at the front, sweetheart neckline edged at the base with a
ruffle of lace, leg of mutton sleeves, tight below the el-
bows and tapering to lace trimmed points over the hands.
The hooped skirt was very full and caught by tiny bows in
scallops below the knees, showing the crinoline under-
dress trimmed with rows and rows of lace. The skirt had
a long train over which the two-tiered veil of illusion fell
from a scalloped halo of illusion backed with a ruffle of
lace. She carried a white Bible, topped with white
orchids and stephanotis and tiny ribbons. Attached to the
shower bouquet was the wedding ring of her late grand-
mother, Mrs. Leona A. Jones.
For "something borrowed" the bride wore a crystal pen-
dant, a family keepsake belonging to Mrs. Clark Martin,
her "something old" was a pin worn by her mother at her
wedding. She also carried a lace handkerchief that Mrs.
M. C. Hoard had carried at her wedding and her "some-
thing blue" was a blue heart and a new dime, worn in
Lieutenant Lane was in white full dress uniform and full
evening dress was worn by the other men of the wedding
Mrs. H. S. Kernell, mother of the bride, was gowned in
nile green crepe, decorated with flowers of the material.
She wore a turban of pale pink maline, pink gloves, and
a shoulder corsage of pink glamellias.
A dinner gown of poudre blue chiffon, with silver acces-
sories, was worn by Mrs. S. M. Lane, Little Rock, Ark.,
mother of the bridegroom. Her corsage was of orchids.
A reception for the relatives, close friends and out of
town guests was held by the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. S. Kernell, at their home, 527 W. Wood St., Shawnee,
immediately after the ceremony.
Music was furnished during the reception by Miss Letty
Jo Culley and Tommy D. Culley of McAlester.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Lane left during the evening on a
wedding trip to Hot Springs, Ark. On their return they
will be at home at Jacksonville, Ark.
The bride's going away costume was a tailored suit of
yellow gaberdine with white chiffon blouse, British tan
felt hat and accessories in the same shade. She wore
an orchid corsage.
Born in Haileyville the bride spent her little girl days
there, moving later to McAlester where she graduated
from high school. She attended Oklahoma College for
Women, Kansas university at Lawrence, and A. and M.
college, Stillwater, where she received her BFA degree
in piano. She has also taken work on her master's de-
gree at the University of Oklahoma. She moved two
years ago with her parents to Shawnee.
Since last August she has been employed in civil ser-
vice at the Midwest Air depot at Oklahoma City.
Lieutenant Lane is a graduate of Culver Military acad-
emy, Culver, Ind., and of the school of business admin-
istration at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
He is a lieutenant, junior grade, stationed at the Ord-
inance camp at Jacksonville, Ark., near Little Rock.
Mrs. Tom Culley, Miss Letty Jo Culley and Tommy D.
Culley, Mrs. John Strait, and Miss Marguerite Strait
attended the wedding. ---June 5, 1942.
Miss Olive Stevens Weds Fred Boethen
Miss Lily Olive Stevens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mar-
shall Stevens, 247 North Thompson Street became the
bride of Fred William Boethin, McAlester, son of Mrs.
Wilma Lorenz of Gowen, Oklahoma, Saturday, Octo-
The ceremony was solemnized in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. F. C. Powell, 705 South 8th St., McAlester, with Rev.
Auguie Henry, pastor of the First Baptist church, offici-
ating at the single ring ceremony, in the presence of
close friends of the couple.
Mrs. Wilma Pate, McAlester, sister of the groom, was the
bride's only attendant and Sam E. Nigh, McAlester, was
The bride wore a suit of soldier blue with brown acces-
sories and her corsage was of pink rose buds.
Mrs. Boethin, a graduate of Vinita high school, attended
Eastern Oklahoma A. and M. college Wilburton, and is a
graduate of Central State college. She is at present
teaching in the Golden Rod school.
Mr. Boethin is a graduate of Hartshorne high school and
Eastern Oklahoma A. and M. college. He is employed
as an engineer at the Naval Depot at McAlester.
---October 3, 1942.
Bobbie Jones Weds Demma Lee McClary
Mrs. Effie Jones, 905 Fifth Avenue, Venice, Calif., is announ-
cing the wedding of her son, Bobbie Jones, to Miss Demma
Lee McClary of Yale, Okla., on September 19.
Mr. Jones is employed as rodsman by the Dupont Powder
Co. at Chouteau, Okla.
He and his wife are making their home in Tulsa.
---September 19, 1942.
Mable Irene Brookins Is Bride of G. P. Crockett
On October 5 at 7:00 o'clock in Phoenix City, Alabama, Miss
Mable Irene Brookins became the bride of First Lieutenant
G. P. Crockett. Rev. W. H. Cook read the vows for the
beautiful double ring ceremony.
The bride was lovely in soldier blue with luggage accessories.
Her corsage was sweetheart roses. She had as her attendants
her sister, Miss Hazel Brookins and Mrs. Prather McKenzie, of
Columbus, Ga. They wore black with matching accessories.
Prather McKenzie was the best man.
Mrs. Crockett is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs J. F.
Brookins of Columbus, Ga. She attended Slocomb high
school and is a graduate of Jordan Vocational School, Colum-
Lieut. Crockett is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Crockett of
Haileyville, Okla. He is a graduate of Haileyville high school
and later attended Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee,
before entering the Army in 1936.
They visited the groom's parents here from Thursday until
Tuesday and left to make their home in Fayetteville, N.C.
near Fort Bragg where Lieut. Crockett is stationed as a mem-
ber of the parachute troops. ---October 5, 1942.
Mary Ellen Huddleston To Wed Ernest Bridgewater
Mrs. Charlsie Huddleston is announcing the engagement and
approaching marriage of her daughter, Mary Ellen, to Mr.
Ernest Bridgewater, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Bridgewater, of
615 E. Wyandotte avenue, McAlester.
Miss Huddleston is a graduate of the Hartshorne high school
and is now employed at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.,
Mr. Bridgewater graduated from the McAlester high school
and attended Eastern Oklahoma A. and M. college at Wilbur-
He has been employed with the Brown-Bellows Construction
Co., McAlester, but left Monday for Oklahoma City to enlist
in the Navy. ---October 1, 1942.
Ann Langley Is Bride Of James Ferman Greene
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Langley of Powhatan, Ala. are announcing
the marriage of their daughter, Ann, to James Ferman Greene
on September 19, with Rev. Self of Wegra, Ala. officiating.
The bride wore a military brown suit with brown accessories.
Her corsage was of pink rosebuds.
She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Melvin Moro, who came
from Tennessee for the wedding. Others who attended were
Mrs. Virginia Montgomery, Richard Montgomery, Maxine
Newell, Opal Sparkman, Edna Robbins, and Gladys Hays.
After a few days in Birmingham, the bride and groom are in
Powhatan, Ala. ---September 19, 1942.
Semeskie-Pasesas Wedding Is Saturday, October 3
In pretty rites at 5 o'clock Saturday, October 3, Miss Frances
Semeskie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Semeskie, Hart-
shorne, became the bride of Mr. Charles John Pasesas, Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pasesas, 10626 Edbrooke avenue,
The ceremony was read by the Rev. Father E. S. Keough of
the Holy Rosary church, 113th and South Park avenue.
The bride wore a street length dress of powder blue velvet
with corresponding accessories and a corsage of white roses.
Mrs. Mary Pasesas, sister-in-law of the bridegroom, was her
only attendant. She wore royal blue velvet with black ac-
cessories and a corsage of red roses.
Ben Pasesas served his brother as best man.
Mrs. Pasesas, mother of the bridegroom, wore aqua lace
with black accessories and a corsage of gardenias.
The bride's parents were unable to attend the wedding due
to the illness of her father.
Following the ceremony, a dinner and reception was held
for the immediate families and close friends at the home of
the bridegroom's parents.
The bride attended Hartshorne high school for a time and
later was a companion for Mrs. C. S. Wingate.
The groom finished the eighth grade in Hartshorne. He is
now employed at the Ammunition Containers' Corporation
in Harvey, Ill.
The newlyweds are at home at 11258 Vernon Avenue, Chi-
cago. ---October 3, 1942.
Gwendolyn Sue Hamilton Bride of John David Norris
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Hamilton, 214 E. Wyandotte, McAlester, are
announcing the marriage of their daughter, Gwendolyn Sue, to
Mr. John David Norris, son of Mrs. T. T. Norris, Krebs, and the
late Dr. Norris.
The vows were exchanged in Pawnee, Okla. on September 25
with Rev. Bradshaw officiating.
Mrs. Norris, who spent her girlhood days in Hartshorne, is a
graduate of the McAlester high school and attended Oklahoma
A. and M. college, Stillwater, this summer.
Mr. Norris also graduated from the McAlester high school and
attended Oklahoma A. and M. college, for two years, where he
was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Both are employed by the Brown-Bellows Construction Co.
They are at home at 300 West Adams, McAlester.
---September 25, 1942.
Betty Jane Caldwell Weds Cadet Bruce Laurence-Katz
An announced reached the editor and wife this week from Lt. Col.
and Mrs. Virgil Eugene Caldwell, Tyler, Texas, of the marriage of
their daughter, Betty Jane, to Cadet Bruce Laurence-Katz, United
States Army Air Corps, on Saturday, October 31, at Tyler, Texas.
While stationed in McAlester Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell were guests of
the Thrower family.
Lt. Col. Caldwell, who was a Major when they were making their
home at the Aldridge hotel, McAlester, was a boyhood chum of
Elmer Thrower, The Sun editor, in Westville, Okla.
---October 31, 1942.
Miss Emma Lou Frost, English teacher in the Haileyville high school,
became the bride of Mr. R. E. Carleton, Stratford, Friday evening,
October 16, at 6 o'clock, in a quiet ceremony in the Oak Avenue Bap-
tist church, Ada, with the groom's brother, Rev. Gus Carleton, pastor
of the Baptist church in Duncan, reading the vows.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frost of Healdton and
makes her home in Haileyville with Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Garrett. She
will continue to teach in Haileyville.
She has her B. A. degree from the Oklahoma College for Women,
Chickasha, and has done graduate work at Oklahoma University. At
Chickasha she was a member of a national literary sorority, Chi Delta
Phi, and a member of Hypatia, college honor society.
Mr. Carleton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Carleton, Stratford, and is
a teacher in the Pauls Valley school.
He is a graduate of East Central college, Ada, and has attended
Oklahoma University for his graduate work.
---October 16, 1942.
Durant Girl Weds Cadet Mitchell Bisanar
The wedding of Miss Josephine Wilson, daughter of Mrs. Maud
Wilson, 424 West Locust street, Durant, to Cadet Mitchell Bisanar,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bisanar, 701 South A street, Mc-
Alester, was solemnized Saturday night, October 3, in the post
chapel at Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas.
The bride was graduated from Durant High school and attended
Southeastern State college, Durant, where she was a member of
Phi Kappa sorority.
Cadet Bisanar attended Oklahoma Military academy at Claremore
and Southeastern State college, Durant.
Mrs. Bisanar will continue as secretary to Judge Ferguson in Du-
rant until after Cadet Bisanar graduates from training at Randolph
Cadet Bisanar is the nephew of Sam Mitchell, Miss Sue Mitchell,
Alfred Mitchell, and Mrs. G. A. Riedt of Hartshorne.
---October 3, 1942.
Osa Bennett Marries James Hunt Friday
The wedding of Miss Osa Bennett, commercial teacher in the
Hartshorne high school, to Mr. James Hunt was an event of Fri-
day night, October 9, in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. Bennett.
Rev. J. T. Lucas of Bowers read the vows.
The bride is a graduate of Eastern Oklahoma A. and M. college,
Wilburton, and has attended Southeastern State college, Durant.
She became a teacher in the Hartshorne high school this fall.
The groom, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hunt, Gowen,
is a graduate of Eastern college, Wilburton, and is now employ-
ed at the naval ammunition depot near McAlester.
---October 9, 1942.
Lucile Davison Weds Walter Penn Rogers, Jr.
Announcement has been made of the wedding of Miss Lucile
Davison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Davison, Kiowa, to
Walter Penn Rogers, Jr. of Roxboro, North Carolina.
The vows were read in Washington, D.C. Saturday, August 8,
at 6 o'clock, by Rev. John S. Briggs of the Fifth Baptist church,
a cousin of the groom.
Mrs. Rogers is a graduate of Kiowa high school and the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma School of Journalism. She has been
employed in the Government offices in Washington with the
Bureau of Public Relations.
Mr. Rogers is with the U.S. Army, Headquarters Co., Washing-
Mrs. Rogers is a sister of Mrs. Howell McGee, Idabel, who
lived here from January until June, while her husband was
high school principal. ---August 8, 1942.
Freda Cottrill Is Bride Of Earle Hackbarth
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cottrill, Dow, are announcing the wedding
of their daughter, Freda, to Earle Hackbarth, Harrisburg, Ill.,
on Saturday night, August 8, at 8:00 p.m. at the First Methodist
church in Harrisburg. Dr. C. C. Hall, minister of the church,
read the vows and organ music by Mr. Reed consisted of these
nuptial favorites, "Because," "I Love You Truly," and "O Pro-
Mr. and Mrs. V. K. Benson were the only attendants.
Mrs. Hackbarth wore a navy blue tailored linen suit with white
accessories. Her flowers were white gladioli. She is a grad-
uate of the Haileyville high school and had been a nurse at
Lindsey-Johnson-Shirley hospital in Pauls Valley.
Mr. Hackbarth, the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Hackbarth, Sealy,
Texas, received his education in Texas, at Southwestern Uni-
versity and Texas University, where he received his degree in
geology. He is employed with the Texas Oil Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Hackbarth are at home at 320 West Church St.,
Harrisburg, Ill. ---August 8, 1942.
Jean Deligans Brings Bride Home For Visit
Mr. and Mrs. Jean Deligans of Houma, La. are here for a 12
day stay with Jean's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Deligans.
Before their marriage last Thursday in New Orleans, La.
Mrs. Deligans was Miss Alma Talbot. Her home was in
Houma, but she had been working in New Orleans.
---August 13, 1942.
Catherine Strong, daughter of Mrs. Daisy Strong, Haileyville,
joined the ever increasing number of navy brides on Satur-
day evening, July 25, when she married Patrick M. Wheeler,
formerly of Ada, Okla., now a Yeoman in the U.S. Navy at
The vows were read at the residence of William J. Self, a
friend of the bride's family, at 5124 5th St., N. W., Washington,
D.C. Rev. William E. LaRue of the Takoma Baptist church
The bride wore a black crepe street length frock, trimmed
with white lace. She wore a Juliet cap of seed pearls and a
corsage of red rosebuds and lilies of the valley.
The bride's sister, Miss Ella Mae Strong, the maid of honor,
wore a blue two-piece suit and a corsage of pink rosebuds.
Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler attended East Central State college,
Ada, for two years. Mr. Wheeler was assistant football
coach at the college, while he was a student at the school.
Mrs. Wheeler also attended the Chillicothe, Mo. business
college before going to Washington to accept a civil ser-
vice job. She will retain her position. Mr. Wheeler has
Guests at the wedding included Mrs. Ollie Muckelvane
Griffin and her daughter, Mildred Louise, cousins of the
groom, Miss Margaret Hays, cousin of the bride, Mr. and
Mrs. Clifford Warren and daughter, Joyce Ann, Miss Mar-
cella Heard, formerly of Haileyville, Miss Ruth Lindsey,
Miss Lelia Edwards, Miss Louise Grimes, Miss Patsy Sum-
mers, Miss Ruth Sherrill, Miss Trevor Hoffman, Miss Helen
Zalesak, Miss Kate Kennedy, Pete J. Ahlfield and Ben C.
The groom's parents live in Gainesville, Texas.
---July 25, 1942.
Rose Marie Bennett Is Bride of Jack Morris
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Bennett are announcing the marriage of
their daughter, Rose Marie, to Mr. Jack Morris of Wichita,
The wedding was an event of August 18 with Rev. Tom
Mrs. Morris will shortly join her husband who is employed
by Aircraft Welders, Inc. ---August 18, 1942.
Adeline Kline Weds Robert Dunn
The wedding of Miss Adeline Kline to Mr. Robert Dunn was
solemnized Wednesday afternoon in the home of the offici-
ating minister, Rev. T. P. Spear.
The bride's mother, Mrs. Beatrice May, and the groom's
mother, Mrs. Alex Dunn, and Mrs. Sam Bailey witnessed the
reading of the sacred vows.
Mr. Dunn is working with his father at loading shale east of
The young couple will make their home in Hartshorne.
---August 6, 1942.
Belva Frakes Is Bride Of Earnest Claycomb
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Frakes of the Craig community are an-
nouncing the marriage of their daughter, Belva, to Mr.
Ernest Claycomb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Claycomb, of
Morenci, Arizona, on Sunday, June 7, at Wilburton.
The single ring service was performed by Rev. T. P.
Spear, Haileyville, Christian minister.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Menasco, the latter a sister of the bride,
were the only attendants.
The bride graduated from the Haileyville high school in
The groom attended Hartshorne high school, later serving
a term in a CCC camp in Colorado, before going to Arizona.
Mr. Claycomb returned to Arizona, Mrs. Claycomb remain-
ing here for awhile with Mr. and Mrs. Menasco.
---June 7, 1942.
Military Secret Is Aired
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Heard of Haileyville are announcing
the wedding of their daughter, Marcella, to Sergeant
Alvin Presson, Enid, Okla., which was an event home of
the officiating minister, Rev. Pallas Johnson.
After a brief Ozark tour, Mr. Presson will return to Mus-
kogee, where he is stationed at Camp Gruber, and Mrs.
Presson will report back to Washington, where she is
working in the war department, on August 20.
Mr. and Mrs. Presson are both graduates of the Hailey-
ville high school. After their high school graduation,
Mr. Presson took a business course in Enid and Mrs.
Presson attended a business school in McAlester.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Presson of
Enid. ---August 13, 1942.
Lois Storrie Weds Jack Irvin
In a simple single ring ceremony in the home of the
officiating minister, Rev. Pallas Johnson, Miss Lois
Storrie of Carbon became the bride of Mr. Jack Irvin
The bride is a graduate of the Hartshorne high school.
Among the attendants at the wedding were the bride's
mother, Mrs. Janet Storrie, her sister, Miss Marion
Storrie, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Irvin, Bill Carleton, and Mr.
and Mrs. Giacomo.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin will be at home at Kremming, Colo.,
where Mr. Irvin is working. ---July 13, 1942.
Emily Jeanne Hawk Weds Oliver Stewart
Announcement has been made of the wedding on Saturday,
July 18, in All Saints Episcopal church, Pasadena, Calif., of
Miss Emily Jeanne Hawk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mallory
Hawk, Springdale, Ark., to Mr. Oliver Morgan Stewart, Pasa-
The bride, who taught school in the Lone Oak school north
of Hartshorne last year, is an accomplished musician. A
former resident of McAlester she made her home with the
Elmer Thrower family for six weeks this spring when her
family moved to Springdale. She attended Christian college,
Columbia, Mo., the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and
received her degree from Central State college, Edmond.
At O.U. she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Mr. Stewart is the son of Mrs. C. V. Stewart, McAlester. He
is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he was
a member of Phi Kappa Sigma and Sigma Pi Sigma. He is
now an aviation cadet in the Army Air Force, studying
meteorology at the California Institute of Technology at
Pasadena, where the young couple will make their home.
---July 18, 1942.
Bryant-Hixon Wedding Is Announced
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Bryant of Las Cruces, N. M. are announcing
the marriage of their daughter, Alice, to Mr. James T. Hixon of
The Christian church at Deming was the setting for the wedding
ceremony, with Rev. Francis L. Wheeler officiating.
The couple spent a short wedding trip in Carlsbad and El Paso.
The groom expects to receive his assignment in the U.S. Naval
The Bryant family formerly lived in the Sulphur community here.
Mrs. Bryant writes: "We like New Mexico fine. Have a good lo-
cation and fine weather as a rule, but like others, we get lone-
some for Oklahoma at times." ---August 12, 1942.
Rosemary McClure Is Bride Of Joe Frank Myers
Miss Rosemary McClure, Sheffield, Ala., became the bride of Joe
Frank Myers, Gowen, Wednesday evening in McAlester.
The bride has been here visiting her grandfather, Owen McHugh,
and her aunt, Mrs. C. D. Finley. She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William McClure.
The groom is a 1942 graduate of the Hartshorne high school. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Myers, Gowen.
The young couple are at home in McAlester, where the groom is
working for the Public Service Co. ---August 5, 1942.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Spear are announcing the birth of a daughter
on Saturday, February 14. --1942.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Barnes are the proud parents of an 11 pound
son, born Friday night. ---August 22, 1941.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. (Cotton) Davis are announcing the birth of a son
born August 9, who has been named Jeary Ronald. --1941.
Mr. and Mrs. David Haley are announcing the birth of a daughter,
who has been named Helen Genevieve. Mr. Haley is now em-
ployed in Los Angeles, Calif. --1941
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Stacy of the Blue community are announcing
the birth of a son on August 1 who has been named Tommy Ray.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moore of Tulsa are announcing the birth of
a son, born August 6. Mr. Moore is the brother of Mrs. Eddie
Simonoski of Hartshorne. The baby has been named Johnnie
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Allen of Detroit, Mich. are announcing the
birth of a son. Mrs. Allen was Lauretta Milton before her marriage.
---August 6, 1942.
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Parker are announcing the birth of a son on
Saturday, June 13. --1942.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lance are announcing the birth of a son on
April 9. The baby has been named John Henry. --1942.
Mr. and Mrs. Dee McCullar are announcing the birth of a daughter
on May 12, who has been named Maxey Lee Karen McCullar.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Semeski are announcing the birth of twin sons
Monday. Mrs. Semeski and the babies are at St. Mary's hospital,
McAlester. Before her marriage Mrs. Semeski was Miss Freda
Tomlin. The babies have been named Frankie Gene and Freddie
Dean. ---March 2, 1942.
The Hartshorne Sun Congratulates these parents:
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Rager of Dow upon the birth of a daughter
on April 27.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Goodall of Hartshorne upon the birth of a
daughter on April 27. Before her marriage, Mrs. Goodall was Miss
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Cecil of Ti upon the birth of a daughter on April
The Hartshorne Sun Congratulates these happy parents:
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Riley of Gowen upon the birth of a son, Donald
Leon, on October 5. Before her marriage Mrs. Riley was Mavis
The Hartshorne Sun congratulates these happy parents:
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn McBride upon the birth of a son, Jimmie Ray,
on September 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Langley upon the birth of a daughter on
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sitter upon the birth of a son on September 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Williams upon the birth of a daughter on
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy South upon the birth of a daughter, Virginia
Bell, on August 26. --1941.
The Hartshorne Sun congratulates these happy parents:
Mr. and Mrs. John Winifred Sparks of the Buffalo community
upon the birth of twin sons, Joe Lawrence and Jack Richard,
on August 14.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Dunagan of Wilburton upon the birth of a
son on August 16. --1942.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Huffman, Hartshorne, are announcing the
birth of a daughter on Sunday night. Mr. Huffman is in a
McAlester hospital from injuries received at the naval am-
munition depot more than a month ago. He broke his leg in
a fall. ---October 4, 1942.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Grey of Oklahoma City are announcing
the birth of a daughter on Monday, October 5. Mrs. Mel
Thompson went to the city Monday to be with her daugh-
ter for several weeks. Mrs. Grey and Jane Lynn are at
St. Anthony's hospital. ---October 5, 1942.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jones are announcing the birth of
daughter on Thursday, October 22. The baby has been
named Ellen Kay. ---October 22, 1942.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Davidson are announcing the birth of a
daughter, born Sunday morning, who has been named
Karen Leon. Private Davidson is here on furlough from
Camp Swift, Texas to see his new daughter.
---October 18, 1942.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yost are announcing the birth of a
14 pound son, born October 12, at 4:30 p.m. at Detroit,
Mich. Before her marriage Mrs. Yost was Miss Gertrude
Bidock, daughter of Mrs. Gertrude Bidock, Hartshorne.
---October 12, 1942.
Mr. and Mrs. John Polli of McAlester, Rt. 4 are announ-
cing the birth of a son on Wednesday, November 17, who
has been named John Louis Polli. The baby was born at
St. Mary's hospital, McAlester. Before her marriage, Mrs.
Polli was Teresa Gentila. ---November 17, 1942.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Bibbs are announcing the birth of a
daughter on November 20, who has been named Norma
Sharon. ---November 20, 1942.
"There's a box of toys on the attic floor
That Mother and I won't save any more,
The piggie bank, and the little toy train
The bright red wagon, and the model plane
A handful of marbles, a rusty knife
The lost report card that came to life,
A Teddy bear that's a trifle thin
(How many times have we tucked him in
And ruffled that tousled sleepy head
As he put up a fuss about going to bed.)
A catcher's mitt and a broken bat---
A fishing rod--and an old felt hat---
A letter 'with love' from Mary Sue
Our son's first girl---and the real one too.
The envelope from his very first pay
We'll never forget that momentous day
He barged in the kitchen intensely alive
And tossed on the table--two tens and a five.
His hands were blistered, his back was sore.
Now here was a man--not a boy any more.
A clipping---quite small but itsmeaning so great
'Miss Mary Sue Cullen today sets the date.'
And here as in contrast, an entire front page,
December the seventh, Pearl Harbor, and rage
"Well, son went to war and in our last goodbyes
We laughed and we joked at the tears in our eyes.
It wasn't so serious---He'd be gone for awhile
But he'd soon be back with that same boyish smile.
There were thousands going, yes, just like our son,
But Mother and I really saw only one.
Our little boy was marching away---
He would come back--but how soon---what day.
And then we went home and with Mary Sue
We planned all the things that we would do
To make his return a gala affair,
'Patriot'party---with flags everywhere.
Our hearts are heavy with unshed tears,
And we're looking back over many years.
And we're seeing things in a different light
As Mother and I sit here tonight.
The only prayer within our heart
Is that we all will do our part
The only word that we will heed
'Victory' and may God grant speed.
There's a box of toys on the attic floor
That Mother and I won't save any more
For the grandson we wanted can never be--
His father died for the Land of the Free!"
George Norris, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Norris, Estherville, Ia.,
was inducted into the Army September 24.
He sends this poem:
You say he can't stand the army,
The life is so rough, how sad,
Do you think that he's any better
Than some other Mother's lad?
You brought him up like a baby.
He doesn't smoke is your brag.
If the others were like him, well
What would become of our flag?
You say let the roughnecks do the fighting,
They are used to beans and stew.
But I'm glad I'm classed with the roughnecks
Who fight for the Red, White, and Blue.
You can thank God the stars in Old Glory,
Are not blurred with any such stains,
Because there are ten million roughnecks
That carry red blood in their veins.
They go to drill in bad weather,
Come in with a grin on each face,
While your darling sits in the parlor
And lets a "man" fight in his place.
You're right, we do smoke and we gamble,
But we fight as our forefathers did,
So go warm the milk for his bottle,
Thank God that we don't need your kid.
"Flesh and blood friends are necessary to a full life. Then, too,
there is the other kind of friend, the inanimate, although we do
not always think of them as such. Ellen Rice has spoken for me
about this kind in her lines--"
"The Old Coffee Pot"
The old coffee pot is blackened and worn,
And its handle is broken and soiled,
And its dented old sides are battered and scarred,
Showing all the years it has toiled.
But it stands there so brave in its place on the shelf
And thinks of the days that are past;
Of the glorious days when it sparkled and shone
And its handle was sturdy and fast.
And it smiles as it thinks of those days, long gone
When 'twas held in the hands of a miss;
And remembers the time she became rosy red,
When asked by her swain for a kiss,
And the days of the parties that afterwards came,
When fair ladies came laughing and gay;
Each bringing gifts for the sweet little bride
To use in her home some near day.
And how, one dark night, it had given its cheer
To a man, whose dark fear turned to joy,
When the doctor announced, in a jovial tone,
"Brace up, it's a fine ten-pound boy."
And the old coffee pot, though it's blackened and worn,
And its handle is broken with age
Still smiles, as it thinks of its life that has been
Chuck full to the very last page.
51 Selectees Pass Exam
Draft Board Lists The Ones Who Passed
Local draft board 2, of which Paul Sterling is clerk, has made
public this list of selectees who recently passed army exam-
Of 70 men sent up, 19 were rejected.
The selectees who passed are:
Howat Arthur Masterson, John Stallings Woodward, Tecumseh
Moore, Joe Howard Wieneke, Frank Butch Semeski, Hartshorne;
Jimmie Cirar, Louie Van Ellis, Rt. 1, Hartshorne; William Doug-
las Lancaster, Thomas Azzie Smith, Jack Alvis Strange, Harts-
horne, Rt. 2;
James William Hall, acting corporal, Mathew Earl Mabry, Joe
Winfield McGahen, and Edwin George O'Day, Haileyville;
Henry Irwen Cloud, George DeFrange, Sylvester Joseph De-
Giacomo, Charlie Eddie Dungan, Paul Silva, Earl Harrison Byrd,
and William Phillips, Krebs;
Lloyd Lester Farrell, Russell Boyd Farrill, Sebe Jones, Manford
McIntosh, Paul John Gibbons, Quinton; Aaron Arthur Gaines,
Frank Lonzo Basden, Paul Ward Roberts, Clyde Richard Ary,
Edgar Vernon Burns, Quinton, Rt. 2;
Jessie Haws, Jake Audrey Eldridge, George Logan Williams,
Eddie Leon Wood, Dow; Johnny Alfred Loden, Cyrus Langs-
ford Ellis, Bache;
William Cody Camp, Jr., Edwin Alberson, Weathers; Oved
Delbert Blevins, Crowder; Ernest Marsh Reed, Rt. 1, Crowder;
Marion Wilson Coltrane, Homer Lee Creel, Rt. 3, McAlester;
Adolphus Nelson, Paul Ervin Sartin, Rt. 4, McAlester; Edward
Allen, Dallas Milton Mouser, Rt. 5, McAlester;
Vance James Brown, Blocker; Ralph Edward Wilcox, Blanco;
Everett Vacil Ellison, Rt. 1, Eufaula; Henry Arl Reynolds, Al-
44 Leave Today For Examination
Men Go To Tulsa For Physical Examination
Paul Sterling, clerk of the local draft board No. 2, released
a list of 44 names of men who left Thursday for Tulsa to take
their Army Physical examination. They will return the 6th to
wait until they are called.
Men from Hartshorne listed were Frank Langley, James
Merle Brown, transferred to Tulsa, Arthur Henry Rich, Henry
Leonard Thornton, transferred to Oklahoma City, John Isaac
Huddleston, Victor Stachmus, Clyde Frank Morris, Wallace
Willis James, now living in Poteau, John Marion Buffo, Arn-
old Dee Pool, transferred to Sulphur.
From Pittsburg, Okla. are Thomas George Williams, Everett
Thomason, and Robert E. Lee, transferred to Los Angeles,
Krebs men listed are Melton Henry Sadler and Murel James
Crowder men leaving are Ted Newton Hope, Rt. 1, and
Jackson B. Nale.
Others listed are Ben Pearce, Eufaula, Rt. 1; John Migdat,
Alderson; Ebert Ervin Whittington, Dempsey L. Z. Huggins,
Quinton, and George Doctor, Quinton, transferred to Phoe-
nix, Arizona; Eual Vernon Pollard, Rt. 2, Quinton;
Clint David Matthews, Weathtrs, Leonard Ray Wallace,
Weathers, and transferred to Dallas, Texas, William Arthur
Lee Ennis Linker, Wilburton; James Taft Hamilton, Blanco;
William Henry Logan, Stapp; Edgar L. Shaffer, Leon Coffee,
both of Canadian;
Clyde Forrest Murphree, Wesley, Charley F. Smith, Rt. 5,
McAlester; Johnnie Bernardi, Rt. 5, McAlester; William
Alford Rowe and Eugene Alfred Allen, Ti, Okla;
Cecil Garcia, Dow; Dr. Earl Dorrough, transferred to El Reno;
Harold Alfred McCloud, McAlester, transferred to Stillwater;
Cleto Herron, Eufaula, transferred to Madera, Calif.;
Charles Eugene McClure, transferred from Sheffield, Ala.;
Norton Lazarus, transferred from Sherman, Texas; Jesse
William Dunham, transferred from Pittsburg, Calif.; Benny
Nick Zena, transferred from Detroit, Mich.
Local Men Pass Army Exam
Seven Whites and Four Colored to be Inducted
Seven white men and four colored men have passed their final
army examinations, it was announced this week by Paul Sterling,
clerk of Local Draft Board, No. 2.
Four colored men were sent to the examining and reception cen-
ter in Tulsa recently and all four of them passed. They were Clemit
Conrad Shores, Hartshorne, John R. Jones and Waymon Hardin
Atchison, Jr., Rt. 5, McAlester, and Charles Will Butler, Alderson.
Waymon Atchison went directly to the Army since he did not de-
sire to take the 14 day furlough. The other three are now on fur-
Of 10 white men sent for their army examination recently, seven
passed the test. They were Charles Hamier Sivil, Hartshorne;
John Crittendon Siler, D. B. McFarland, and Roy Joe Dunham,
Haileyville, the latter transferred from Pittsburg, Calif., John Mar-
tin Fabry, Jr., Alderson, Gene Doctorman, Pittsburg, and Bob Ed-
ward Massey, Quinton.