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Pauls Valley Cemetery

Garvin Co., OK

Transcribed by Gay Wall, May 1999
Indian Pioneer Papers, Volume 111, Microfiche #6016976

Founded about 1870 by Russ MITCHELL and John HILL; abandoned 1902 due to growth of city; present owner - City of Pauls Valley; original owners - Russ MITCHELL and John HILL.

Approximate number of graves = 250; approximate number of marked graves = 95; general condition of headstones, including inscription -  Fair  (Feb. 3, 1937); Condition of premises - well kept and fenced.

Several of the PAULS were killed following a family trouble and died with their boots on and were buried here. Several were buried there unidentified.

Legal description: Garvin County, Section 17 T 3 N  Range 1 E

NAME DATE BIRTH  DATE DEATH  COMMENTS
Frank BRADBURY Aug 09, 1873 Sep 28, 1898 "Weep not he is at rest"
James M. SUTTERFIELD Mar 05, 1839 Nov 17, 1891 "We will meet again"
Rev. J.T. HENDERSON Sep 16, 1842 Jan 08, 1900  
Frank WILLIAMS Feb 11, 1849 Mar 29, 1900 born in Kentucky
Ida Mary, daughter of F. and M.E. WILLIAMS   Feb 21, 1891 age 3 Mo. 28 days --"Her spirit smiles from that Bright Shore and whispers weep no more"
Allin MCCLURE   Jul 15, 1872 son of I.A. MCCLURE
Silbia MCCLURE Sep 19, 1882 Jun 25, 1887  
Gink MCCLURE Nov 09, 1884 Jun 04, 1887 son of I.A. and Mary MCCLURE
Peter MCCLURE Nov 19, 1886 Jun 11, 1887 son of I.A. and Mary MCCLURE
(Double Tombstone)
Hogan PAUL
born A.D. 1868   age 8 mo 
s/o Sam and Lucy PAUL
Infant PAUL born A.D. 1875    died age about 2 mo
Infant s/o Sam and Sarah PAUL
John G. BROWN Jun 16, 1817 Dec 21, 1888  
Alonzo SEARCY Jul 24, 1876    
Thomas J. THOMPSON Mar 03, 1841 Sep 15, 1897  
Infant JETT 1899-1899   Son of J.B. and M.B. JETT
James B. JETT Oct 11, 1896 Apr 22, 1898  
H.A. EDWARDS Dec 08, 1838 Oct 31, 1895 "Dear Wife and Child weep not for me from you a husband and father Christ doth call."
A.J. HOGGARD May 30, 1868 Dec 04, 1883  
(Double Tombstone)
D.B. CHILES

Nov 24, 1826

Aug 22, 1899
"How sweet to the soul are the breathing of peace when the still voice of pardon bids sorrow to cease when the welcome of mercy falls softly on the ear. "Come hither ye laden." "Ye weary, draw near."
H.I. CHILES Aug 11, 1825 Aug 15, 1898
Jessey CAMPBELL Sep 13, 1883 Oct 20, 1883 "Asleep in Jesus." -- Infant son of J. Y. and S. J. CAMPBELL
Little infant son of J. Y. and S. J. CAMPBELL     "Asleep in Jesus."
James W. CAMPBELL Apr 09, 1881 May 15, 1881 "Asleep in Jesus." -- Infant son of J. Y. and S. J. CAMPBELL
(Double Tombstone) 
Rebecca and Authur MCCRACKEN

1883-1887 
1885-1885
   
Sylester VANDERFORD Jul 21, 1832 May 01, 1885 "Gone but not forgotten."
Sadie Emma SHELTON Apr 04, 1883 Nov 27, 1883 d/o A.W. and A.B. SHELTON
Viva B. SHANNON Jul 29, 1886 Apr 30, 1885* * must be a misprint -- d/o J.M and M.J. SHANNON
Saley G. KIMBERLIN Sep 12, 1879 Jul 08, 1883 d/o Grant and Elizabeth KIMBERLIN
Amanda HOLFORD Apr 01, 1862 Dec 07, 1879 w/o D.B. HOLFORD
William E. MATH Sep 06, 1872 Dec 05, 1876  
Mary J. MCLANE Dec __, 1838 Sep 08, 1878 w/o H.H. MCLANE
Samuel WHITE   Jan 09, 1892 Age 46 years, 2 mos. 12 days -- "Close me they sweet eyes, from this world of pain, But we trust in God, To meet thee again."
Gertey  BAKER Nov 11, 1886 Oct 16, 1900 d/o Z. and L. BAKER -- "Tread softly by the grave of one, our hearts had learned to love."
Mary WILLIAMS Jan 18, 1847 Feb 28, 1891 w/o Frank WILLIAMS -- "Dearest wife and mother thou art gone. 'Tis God that hath bereft us. He can all our sorrows heal."
Essie B. WILLIAMS   Oct 02, 1893 Age 1 month 23 days. d/o F. and M.E. WILLIAMS -- "Just when we learned to love her most, God called her back to heave."
Linaro P. WHITEFIELD Jan 20, 1897 Feb 14, 1901 s/o J.B and R.A. WHITEFIELD -- "Tread softly by, The grave of one, Our hearts had Learned to love."
Fred MALCHON   Oct 04, 1898 Age 53 years --"Odd Fellow" -- "May the souls of the departed. Through the Mercy of God. Rest in Peace."
J.A. PEARSON Jun 05, 1860 Feb 02, 1901 "In God we Trust."
Roy H. GALT Oct 16, 1897 Jan 02, 1899 s/o G.E. and A.V. GALT
Henry L. SPICER Jul 07, 1850 Feb 08, 1883 "Farewell my wife, and children all from you a father Christ did call mourn not for me. It is in vain to call me to your sight again."
Sallie E. ENGLAND Jan 18, 1862 May 02, 1892 w/o E.T. ENGLAND --"A fairer bud of promise never blossomed."
A. Fay FOREGEY Jun 02, 1890 Dec 02, 1892 s/o A. and A.L. FOREGEY -- "He was the sunshine of our home, an angel to us given but when we learned to love him most, "God called him home to heaven."
B.T. LEEWRIGHT Feb 15, 1824 Feb 25, 1895 Age 71 years and 11 days --
In memory of 
Ellen WAITE Dec __ 1895 Mar __ 1889 "Gone to Rest."
F.T. WAITE Sep 23, 1853 Sep 24, 1895 "Gone but not forgotten."
W.H. THOMPSON Sep 02, 1827 Oct 18, 1878 "Gone Home."
James W. THOMPSON Sep 27, 1874 Nov 01, 1874 s/o W.H.G. THOMPSON -- "For such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
Vesty JANEWAY   Sep 13, 1883 age, 2 years --d/o M.E. JANEWAY -- "Budden on earth to bloom in Heaven."
Rhody JANEWAY   Oct 13, 1892 Age 62 yrs. 7 months -- w/o Wm. JANEWAY -- "Here I lay my burden down change the cross into the Crown."
Tamora MCGEE Aug __  1896 Feb __  1898 Peace.
H. LAMBERT Jan 24, 1818 Jun 10, 1883 To the memory of -- "Weep not for me."
James M. JACKSON Oct 25, 1881 Sep 23, 1884 s/o R.H. and Lille JACKSON -- "A little bud of love to bloom with God above."
E.G. TAYLOR Oct 31, 1859 Jan 02, 1884  
Cyrus Owen WEST Jul 09, 1888 Sep 05, 1888 s/o G.L. and B.M. WEST
"Mason" Chisholm W. BARNETT Oct 28, 1859 Feb 19, 1899 "They who knew him best will Bless his name, And to keep his memory dear while life shall last."
Rufus A. SHEPHERD Feb 27, 1857 Mar 05, 1892* Loving husband, a father dear, a faithful friend lies buried here [Nov 2002 Janelle Shepherd advised - Rufus Ashby Shepherd died March 1, 1892 of lockjaw]
S. L. HEWITT Mar 3?, 1847 Sep 29, 1887  
Chalmers WARLICK Mar 29, 1888 Jan 02, 1889 Our Darling one has gone before To greet us on the Blissful Shore.
R.E. SIMMONS Mar 12, 1872 Apr 16, 1889  
Searcy COPELAND Jan 10, 1878 Aug 18, 1883 s/o J.F. COPELAND
Edward M. CRAWFORD    May 17, 1890 s/o J.H. and L.P. CRAWFORD -- age 13 days old --Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest God called thee home, He thought it best.
C.L. PLEMONS Mar 24, 1868 Jan 04, 1888 s/o H.C. and S.A. PLEMONS -- Gone but not forgotten.
Emily LAMBERT Jan 20, 1830 Oct 27, 1885 In memory of  -- Age 54 years and 10 months -- w/o H. LAMBERT
Sarah CRAIG    Dec 07, 1892 Age 41 years -- w/o G.W. CRAIG -- To forget is vain endeavor loves remembrance last forever.
Russell FREDEDICK Sep 17, 1870 Jul 01, 1891 s/o R.H. and A. FREDEDICK -- Forever with Christ.
W.S. DUNN Aug 04, 1871 Apr 26, 1899 Those who knew him best loved him most.
J.F. COUCH      Rock marked grave 
Sanford WARLICK Jan 07, 1884 Nov 17, 1895 Weep not father and mother for me. For I am waiting in glory for thee.
Infant  Oct 26, 1894 Oct 26, 1894 d/o J.W. and A.C. WARLICK -- Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven.
Du?-Paget-Clamat Van COPELAND May 09, 1859 May 09, 1901 Erected by the Woodsmen of the world.
Smith PAUL May 27, 1809 ???. 13, 1893 He was the first to make this valley yeild of its wealth.
EllenPAUL   1871 died in the year 1871 -- aged 74 years --  wife of Smith PAUL.
In memory of Ex-senator Samuel PAUL   Dec 19, 1891 aged 46 years -- In the midst of life we are in death.
To the memory of David H. GOGSWELL Feb 04, 1832 Jul 06, 1872  
Bertha KUKUK Sep 24, 186? Jul 15, 1890 wife of J.W. KUKUK --Since thou canst no longer stay to cheer me with thy love. I hope to meet with thee again in yon bright world above.
Samuel Garvin PAUL Oct 24, 1899 Dec 15, 1899 Our little boy sleeps sweetly here.
Infant daughter of P.E. and Emma MCHENRY Mar 23, 1892 Mar 26, 1892 Another little lamb has gone to swell with him who gave.
Willie May HUNTER Jul 02, 1897 Jun 11, 1899 Beautiful, lovely, she was but given a fair bud to earth to blossom in Heaven.
Emma A. CECIL Sep 04, 1871 Sep 04, 1892 d/o Miles and Annie L. CECIL -- Gone but not forgotten
Charles M.B. BROOKS Mar 06, 1868 Sep 24, 1894 Tis hard to break the tender cord When love has bound the heart Tis hard so hard to speed the works Must we forever part. Nearest Loved one we have ??id thee In the ???ceful grave's embrace But thy memory will be cherished Till we see thy heavenly face.
F. GIDDINGS   Jul 31, 1892 Age 27 years, 5 months, 16 days -- No pains, no griefs, no anxious fear can reach our loved one sleeping here.
Elzira GARDNER Jul 16, 1871 Sep 26, 1877 d/o J. and E. GARDNER -- At rest earths broken buds bloom in Heaven.
Ellen GARDNER Jul 16, 1871 Sep 14, 1877 d/o  J. and E. GARDNER
At rest earths broken buds bloom in Heaven.
In memory of Liddia Ann GIBSON   1846 May 30, 1894 Consort of Geo. GIBSON -- born in Marshal Co. Miss.  -- died in Pauls Valley
Andrew V. THOMPSON Oct 25, 1829 Jul 19, 1872 Age 42 yrs, 8 mo, 24 days
John STALLCUP Mar 26, 1844 Feb 01, 1900  
T.F. WAITE  Feb 21, 1827 Apr 28, 1874 One of the first settlers in Pauls Valley.
Catherine WAITE   Jul 24, 1895 Age 64 years -- w/o T.F. WAITE
Levina HEWITT Dec 16, 1856 Jun 06, 1896 w/o Samuel L. HEWITT -- As a wife devoted, as a mother affectionate, as a friend ever kind and true.
Nora Ellen HEWITT May 17, 1885 Mar 10, 1900 Tread Softly by the grave of one our hearts had learned to love.
Annie ?. SPEED Dec 29, 1867 Nov 17, 1900 w/o James L. SPEED --
As a wife devoted, as a mother affectionate, as a friend ever kind and true. Grave marked, Baby SPEED
I.A. MCCLURE    Mar 13, 1902  age about 67 years -- As a father affectionate, as a friend ever kind and true.
Mary MCCLURE   Dec 25, 1897 Age about 55 years --  wife of I.A. MCCLURE