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BYFORD SCHOOL GROUP
5-Mi1es S. of Stratford, OK
MISS WALSEY GOODWIN, TEACHER
TOP ROW: Left to Right
2.L. B. Aikens, 3.Everett Warren, 4. Dee Maxwell,
5.Hamby, 6. Charlie Griffin, 7 & 8. Unknown, 9. William Calton,
10.Goodwin, 11. Hobbs, 12. Walsey Goodwin, 13. Lillie Willis
SECOND ROW FROM TOP: Left to Right
1. Ola Warren, 2. Myrtle Calton 3. Inez Lowball, 4. Aikens,
5. Unknown, 6. Dora Kennedy 7.Aikens, 8. Dade Hobbs
THIRD ROW FROM TOP: Left to Right
*Maud (Maxwell) Abney, 2. Mary
Ann(Griffin) Calton, 3. Martha
4. Hattie Kennedy, 5. Nanny Walker, 6. Judith Lowball, 7. Laura Willis,
8. Ellie (Hobbs) Gadbury, 9. Leebuck Aikens, 10. Linden Goodwin,
11. Lena Postoak, 12.Goodwin, 13. Mrs. Lowball
FOURTH ROW FROM TOP: Left to Right
Child, Abney Child 3. Ellis Calton, 4. Bill Willis,
5. Unknown, 6. Williams (Fannys son), 7&8. Unknown,
9. Jess Willis, 10-11-12 Unknown.
BOTTOM ROW (crosslegged on ground): Left to Right
1-2-3. Unknown, 4. Oscar
Postoak (Indian boy),
5. Sammy Goodwin, 6-7. Unknown.
Maud (Maxwell) Abney was wife of the Baptist Minister that performed
the wedding ceremonies of several of the Cantwell children including
Perry Oantwell & Myrtle Calton; William Calton and Cora Cantwell;
Ernest Bartlett and Sina Cantwell; Dee Maxwell and Lucy Cantwell.
Was Abney, Minister.
The daughter of Mary Irene Cantwell
Thompson. Her mother, Myrtle Jane Calton Cantwell attended Byford School as
well as many Aunts, Cousins, and Uncles. My Great-father was G.E. Calton and
my Great-great-grandfather was Charles L. Griffin. They both owned general
stores in McGee and Stratford.
Charlie Griffin, William Calton, Myrtle Calton, Mary Ann Griffin
Calton, and Ellis Calton are
all relatives of mine. Charlie Griffin is one of the children of Z.Y. (Yoke)
Griffin who owned several businesses in McGee. Charlie was orphaned along
with 5 other Griffin children when his father was shot by Dr. Norris on June
7, 1905. The children were raised by my Great-great-grandfather, Charles Lot
Griffin. C.L. Griffin was the Justice of the Peace in McGee and also served as postmaster.
This submission is dedicated to my Mom, Mary
Irene Cantwell Thompson, and to my Grannie, Mary Ann Griffin Calton
and her husband, George E. Calton, as well as her,
Mary Ann's, father and mother, C.L. Griffin and Margaret Walker Griffin.
Submitted by Inis Faye
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