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McWILLIAMS / CAMPBELL (unknown) Harmon County, OK

Am trying to find out info on the McWILLIAMS and CAMPBELL families. Robert S. McWilliams was born: May 15, 1920 in Hollis, OK. He was the son of Wm. Robert and Carrline (Campbell) McWilliams. He had one other brother and several sisters. Family tradition says he was a large farm owner with many outbuildings to house migratory workers when the crops came in. He lost everything during the depression and the family eventually went to So. California (prob. late 1930's.) Carrline (Campbell) McWilliams parents, Samuel (b:1847, d:1922) and Fredericka Campbell (b:1852, d:1915) could very well be buried around Hollis. Can anyone help me? Thank-you.

Marsha McWilliams April 4, 1997

RING, James Andrew (1920) Harmon County, OK

Looking for information on James Andrew RING, who was in Harmon County OK when the 1920 U.S. census was taken. James was born 21 Aug 1858 in Fannin Co., TX and married a Josephine LINTON in Fannin Co., TX. Josephine was born Jan 1861 in LA. They have the following daughters: Caroline,born Jan 1880 TX, who married an EVANS Jessie, born Nov 1882 TX, who married a HUDSON Cleveland, born Jun 1885 TX Myrtle, born Apr 1887 TX , Floy born Aug 1889 TX and Nannie, born Oct 1893 TX, who married a HUDSON. I would appreciate any information you wish to share and I will do the same.

Barbara Cunningham  April 7, 1997

CANSLER, Charles (0000) Hollis, Harmon County, OK

This was my great grandfather. My great grandmothers given name is unknown. They were known by friends and neighbors alike only as Mama & Papa Cansler. They had 4 children: Bonnie Cansler, Fannie Myrtle Elise Cansler, Guy Cansler, Goldile Lee Cansler. I need to know Mama Christian & given name, also where she and Charles originally came from. It is my understanding that they were among the first white settlers in OK. There are still Canslers in Hollis, and I am sure they must be relations. Also, my mother, Patsy Jean SARRELS, Goldie Lee Canslers oldest child is buried there.

Jane Sarrels Friedrick May 11, 1997

McCARTY, James Rice (1899) Harmon County, OK

James Rice McCarty (1869-1934) and Ursula WADE (1871-1966) had eight daughters and four sons: Vera, Jewel, Aaron W., Crystal, James Jeff, Johnny M., Ethel, Ursula, Terry Glenn, Twyla, Laura, and Helen.

Jim M. Robertson May 21, 1997

HATCHER, Wm. H. & Stella (WHITTEN) (1911) Hollis, Harmon County, OK

Any one seeking Harmon Co. HATCHER or WHITTEN lines can contact me. They entered OK in early 1900's going back and forth across lower OK from McCurtain, Pittsburg, Coal and Harmon counties. Wm. and Stella (WHITTEN) HATCHER md. 1923 and settled into Hollis in 1941 remaining until death, living in communities of LaCasa, Ron, Arnett, Gould (Childress and Dodson, TX). Parents of Stella, John Robt and M. Francis (REID) WHITTEN lived there in early 1940's before moving and remaining in McCurtain Co., OK. If you who seek this page know me, please send note to say hello. Also interested in MIMS/HUGHES lines of Gould. Thanks.

Lorraine HATCHER ALMSTED May 23, 1997

PAIN, Phillip (1919) Harmon Co., OK

PAIN, Phillip D. (Name may be spelled PAYNE) married Addie WILLIS in 1909 and in 1919 was convicted of Assault and Battery and sentenced to 3 years. Spent part of it at Granite as prisoner #2424 and remainder at McAlister as Prisoner Mc-10677. Paroled in Sept. of 1921. I seek information about him after prison and anything regarding his wife and children. He worked as a painter and as a sewing machine salesman.

Bill Hunt May 30, 1997

CANSLER, Charles Vernon (1898) Harmon County

Update on the CANSLERS of Harmon County.

My greatgrandfather Charles Vernon CANSLER, and great grandmother Edna (Edith-Ellen?) EASLEY, settled and homesteaded outside present day Hollis OK in 1898.

They had 7 children: Alta Mae Cansler b. 7-30-1897 (TX) d. infant  / (TX) Bonnie Belle CANSLER b. 4-8-1899 (OK) m. Charles CAGLE d. ? / Fannie Myrtle CANSLER b. 3-31-1901 (OK) m. Roy P. NELSON d. ? / Guy CANSLER b. 5-4-1903 (OK) d. 2-21-1962 (OK) / Hill CANSLER b. 5-12-1905 (OK) d. infant (OK) / Goldie Lee CANSLER b. 3-28-1908 (OK) m. Jean S. WAGNER d. 3-29-1997 (TX) / RH CANSLER  b. 5-22-1913 (OK) d. ?

Any information on the place or time of death for Bonnie, Fannie or RH would be greatly appreciated.

Jane Samuels Friedrick July 13, 1997

RIPPETOE, William M. (1924) Harmon County, OK

Wm. M. RIPPETOE b.May 18,1843 in MO, d. 1924 at Hollis, Harmon County, OK. Married Feb. 27, 1867 in Carroll County, MO, Margaret Ann LINNEY b. Feb. 1847 in MO, d. 1912 at Shamrock, Wheeler County, TX. I know for a fact (because I've been there and have been in contact with some of them) that there are lots of RIPPETOEs still living in the Hollis/Gould, OK area. I have lots of gaps in my info and will appreciate any info from anyone who can help me with my research. Thanks.

Wesley L. Parker Aug. 16, 1997

YEARGAN, William (1925) Hollis, Harmon Co., OK

Want to contact individuals who knew my grandparents, Dr. William Melvin and Grace H. YEARGAN, and their children, Raymond Melvin and Iris Grace. Iris Grace was my mother. Dr. Yeargan moved to Hollis about 1925 and practiced medicine there until 1962. He died in 1963. Grace Yeargan taught English in the Hollis schools from sometime in the 1920s until she retired in 1966. She died in 1978. Raymond and Iris Grace attended Hollis schools, completing high school in 1937.

Pat Dahl Sept. 28, 1997

HENDRICKS, Roy Neely (0000) Gould, Harmon Co., OK

Seek information of Roy Neely and Gracie Hendricks and children, Louis,Lola B. (married James MASTERS), Lillie Belle, R.C., Earl, Don and Darrell, who was born in Harmon Co. The family lived in Ron, Shrewder, and Gould and the parents were living in Gould when they died--Roy in 1953 and Gracie in 1986. Roy was my great-grandmother's first cousin.

Pat Dahl Sept. 28, 1997

FARMER, G. Daniel (1900) Harmon, Jackson, Greer Co's, OK

G. Daniel FARMER, b. abt 1871 in TX. G. Daniel is known to have lived in Greer, Jackson & Harmon Co., OK, and Hardeman Co., TX, during the late 1890's & early 1900's.

Parents: Henry FARMER, b. May 05, 1824 in Knox Co., TN, - d. Jun 01, 1901 Vashti, TX & Syntha/Cynthia A. JACKSON, b. abt 1827 in TN. - d. Mangum, MO aft 1900. They married Apr 28, 1847 in Anderson Co., TN. Siblings: Mary Jane, b. abt 1848 in TN -- Andrew Jackson, b. Nov 11, 1849 in Knox Co., TN - d. Oct 25, 1930 Bellevue, TX, m. Mary Isabell GERREN, Aug 1876, Decator, TX. -- Lucina F., b. abt 1858 MO -- John W., b. abt 1861 TX -- James H., b. abt 1864 TX -- Richard A., b. abt 1866 TX -- Martha, b. abt 1868 TX -- Henry, lived in Quanah, TX. If anyone has any of these names in their data base, I would love to hear from you.

Carol L. Franklin Nov. 29, 1997

CHISUM, John & LONG, Mary (0000) Russell, Harmon Co., Ok

I am looking for my Great Grandparents. Their names are John CHISUM and Mary LONG. John CHISUM was born on January 27, 1875 and died on November 28, 1944. Mary LONG was born on April 18, 1883 and died on June 11, 1944. They are both buried at Altus Cemetery (Old Greer County). I am told that they where both raised around Russell but I have not been able to verify this information as of yet. John CHISUM was the resident blacksmith and local coffin maker in and around the Russell area. I also, was told that John CHISUM had a farm in Altus, a little ways from the Altus Cemetery (Old Greer County). Willie Bell CHISUM Miller was the oldest of twelve children born to John and Mary CHISUM. Their other children are Mose, Jim, John, Paul, Teet, Calvin, Dollie, Hattie, Hazel, Lillie, and Jaunita. Willie Bell died on April 30, 1975 and is buried by her parents in Altus cemetery. If any one has any information that might help me please email me.

Debra Riem Dec. 24, 1997 (great grand daugther of) John CHISUM & Mary LONG

SAPP / SPEER (1908) Hollis, Harmon Co. OK

Seeking information on the SAPP and SPEER family, early settlers of Hollis. OK My grandmother was Delia SAPP, daughter of W. F. (Uncle Billy) SAPP. She married Ray SPEER in Hollis, approx 1928.

Jack Speer Dec. 24, 1997

Surnames: HACKER

Submitter: Theresa Ellon hacker Brooks Date: 06 May 2003

I am looking for information on James (Jim)Burton Hacker.Born November 5,1876 Died January 22,1942. I believe he started out in Hollis Oklahoma and perhaps died there also. He married Anna Lee Mills But I don't have a marriage date on them.Could you tell me if and where he is buried?

Thank you, Ellon Hacker Brooks

Seeking information on: HOLLIS ELEM. SCHOOL

Submitter: Johnie Lee Date: 22 Apr 2003

Would like to contact someone who has school annuals from Hollis school from the latter-1990's. Have a young friend who attended elementary school there in that period. Due to circumstances beyond his control, he no longer has any photos or any keepsakes from his days in school there. A copy of his class photo(s) from the annual(s) would be treasured very much.


Submitter: Don M. Davenport Date: 15 Mar 2003

Seeking information about Charles 'Newt' NELSON and Simmi Rilla (DAVENPORT) NELSON family who lived near the La Casa school in the 1930's. Any information will be greatly appreciated.


Submitter: Karen Cowan Date: 07 Mar 2003

looking for two things . elmer ainsworth is buried in fairmont cemtery died in april 1961 looking for any family or imfomation . also poss he divorced a wife either margaret rebecca ainsworth or name could of been rebecca ainsworth unknow date around the time 1921 to june 1922 any help appeciated

Surnames: BALKCOM

Submitter: Jerry Balkcom

Interested in surname Balkcom. John Ira Balkcom, wife Ida, and family settled near Hollis between 1905 and 1909.

Surnames: BEAVERS

Submitter: Brad Brittain Date: 17 Feb 2003

Searching for any informaton on Sam BEAVERS family who lived in Harmon Co. early 1900s.
His wife was Janie A. Claxton from TN.


Submitter: Fay Truesdell Date: 27 Jan 2003

Does anyone have info on Nealy (Neal) Coppage and/or Macone Whitney Johnson of Harmon County first part of the 1900's? Both originally from Denton Ct, Tx. Thanks

Surnames: BYRD

Submitter: Debbie Lewis Date: 29 Dec 2002


Are you searching for the family "Byrd"? My grandmother who's maiden name was Byrd (Ida Estelle Byrd). Her father's name was James L. Byrd and mother, Priscilla (don't know her maiden name). James L. Byrd and his family were on the 1920 and 1930 census for Harmon county ,Oklahoma. I can't find him has a child anywhere. The census says that he was born in Arkansas in 1870, but I haven't turned up any record of him.

He may be of indian descent, but that could be just a family rumor. If you know of any information on him, I would appreciate it if you would email me with the information.

Surnames: GREGORY

Submitter: Maggie Briggs Date: 27 Dec 2002

Looking for any Gregory family members in Harmon. Specifically related to Elmer Gregory or Ealm Gregory.


Submitter: Ted Harris Date: 23 Dec 2002

I am looking for any inormation on the family geneology for Robert M. Bradley who lived in Hollis up until around 1919. His wife was Rebecca Worley. Their daughter (my mother)was Ruby Clara Bradley, and she graduated from Hollis High School in 1919. My Grandfather left Hollis in 1919 and went to Burkburnett where he drilled the second oil well in the Burkburnett oil boom.


Submitter: Wesley Dale Franklin Date: 25 Nov 2002

Searching for a lost Grandfather John Franklin D.O.B. Abt. 1888-1890. Only factual record is a marriage 1912 to Laura Alice Pyburn (Piber) Greer County, Ok. Had 2 sons 1913 & 1914 and possibly a daughter unknown date. Described as a "Good Looking Rascal" by my Aunt Jessie Pyburn Mathews & had dark wavy hair. Worked on or owned a farm Tx/Ok. Rumor per Jessie he left to join a circus or be a prizefighter. Per relatives his Mother was living somewhere in Tx 1945 and had married several times. Texas location would be within approx. 250 miles of Mangum, Ok.

Any leads apprecciated sold@wesleyfranklin or com zeke187@juno.com dlsraloha@aol.com

Thanks, Wesley


Submitter: Robert Sauls Date: 24 Nov 2002

Looking for information on John Cannon , surnames Cannon, Rowell and Hamlett from Gould Ok In 1915 Judge John Cannon and the Marshall of Gould, Hamlett, got into an argument and pulled guns and shot and killed each other. Would like more information on this

I have the obit on this that states what happened but I do not know what the argument was about . John Cannon died leaving a little girl I believe her name was Mattie her mothers maiden name was Rowell. And I think that her mother had died before the gunfight. I would like to know what happened to the little girl.

Robert Sauls


Submitter: Judy Barnett Smith Date: 31 Oct 2002

My ggrandfather is Sol D. Barnett (b1871 in KY d13 Apr 1919, Hollis, OK). He is buried in the Fairmount Cemetery. According to the 1910 Census, he was a tax assessor, my mother states his wife Mary Adams Barnett continued in this role for a short time after his death. In the 1930 census, she was married to a man named Pendergraft. If possible, I need someone to look up his death certificate and tell me where in KY he was born or what his parents' names were. I've hit a brick wall with him. You can contact me at jasnoz@hotmail.com.


Submitter: Barbara Lawrence Date: 30 Oct 2002

I am trying to find out if Perry G. Tice is buried here at Harmon Co., this is the last place that he is known to be. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Barbara Lawrence

Surnames: HUSBAND

Submitter: Paula Jackson Date: 13 Oct 2002

HUSBAND: I am searching for Dr. Husbands in the Hollis area. His wife was Sarah(Sallie)Collier Husands. Sarah was born in Panola Co.,TX and lived in Montague Co., TX for a while. I found in the Petty Funeral Home book information on Sarah's death and funeral but can find nothing about Dr. Husband's.

Thank you


Submitter: Scott McDaniel Date: 06 Oct 2002

I am looking for any information on Joseph Thomas Anderson who died on January 6 1955 in Ardmore Oklahoma but is supposedly buried at the IOOF cemetery in Ponca City. Joseph was a blacksmith and the father of Nancy Lleuella Anderson (McDaniel), my grandmother. Nancy married John T. McDaniel, Sr., my grandfather.

Surnames: GRAY

Submitter: Cheryl Caswell Date: 26 Sep 2002

Searching for info on Joseph GRAY. I was told that he lived in Martin, Harmon County, Okla. at the time of his death back in 1945. Anyone with info on him, please email me at cheesequeen32@yahoo.com

thanks, Cheryl Caswell


Submitter: Jimmy Rust Date: 23 Sep 2002

Any info. on the Rust families from the Harmon, Greer counties area.Thanks


Date: 9/14/2002 From: Nancy Peterson Pardo

Please add PETERSON to your list.

My great-uncle Martin Peterson and his wife Annie O. "Ossie" Jones Peterson lived in Harmon County at the times of the 1910 and 1920 censuses and afterward. Both are buried in Riverside Cemetery in Mangum.

I have just started researching my great-grandparents, Peter and Mattie Christina Peterson, who originally immigrated from Denmark and moved to a farm southwest of Duke, Oklahoma shortly before 1900 and remained in the area until their deaths in 1928 and 1922, respectively. Tena (b. 1875), Annie (b. 1879), Martin (b. 1881), Mary (b. 1883), John T. (b. 1995), and William M. (b. 1898) Peterson were their children. All of the children were born in Texas except Tena, who was born in Illinois. Annie Peterson married Awlcie Carter and lived in the area. Tena Peterson married Oscar Denton around 1901 and was in the area until at least 1910; after that, we have no idea where she or they may have gone. Mary Peterson married Doc Star (or Starr) around 1906, and ultimately settled in Lubbock, Texas, although we don't know when they moved. John T. Peterson married Dewey Darby and remained in the area; he is buried in Rock Cemetery in Duke. William McKinley Peterson, my grandfather, married Katy May Tyson and lived in Duke, then eventually moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where he and my grandmother lived until their deaths with their 5 children and numerous grandchildren close by.

Thank you, Nancy Peterson Pardo Fort Worth, Texas


Submitter: Wilmoth Harmon Date: 22 Aug 2002

There was a postoffice in Harmon county call Wilmoth but I don't have a time of operation or a location can you help.

Thank You, Wil


Submitter: Janie Hammonds

Date: 18 Aug 2002

I'm searching for information on Mollie Luck b. 23 Dec. 1863 d. 17 May 1927 wife of George Henry Luck b. 09 Jan 1859 d. 09 July 1932. I have found a listing that they are buried in Bitter Creek Cemetery Hollis, Harmon County, Oklahoma. I have also found a listing of G.H. Luck in Sandy Cemetery with the same death date and age listed. It also states that he was from Hanley, Tx., I'm wondering if this is a misprint and could be Handley, Texas. My Great GrandMother Mollie Lewis Bratcher married a luck. My family is from the Arlington and Handley area's of Texas.

I'm also looking for information on Mary Sieber Mitchell b. 24 Oct. 1910 d. 31 Aug. 2001. She was married to Elbert Mitchell 10 Dec. 1927 and had 3 children: Charles, Floyd and Betty Woodruff.


Prairie Dog Fork of the Red River

Submitter: Stephen Taylor Date: 11 Aug 2002

Query Okharmon

I am interested in any history available regarding the old one-lane iron bridge over the Prairie Dog Fork of the Red River between Harmon County and Hardeman County TX. I would be interested in dates of construction, who built it, who financed it, how long it was a toll bridge, and who maintains it these days.

Stephen Taylor, Austin TX


Submitter: Paula LeMasters Date: 04 Aug 2002

Query Okharmon

I am hoping to find an obituary or more info on the deaths of John J Elmore b 4/22/1852 GA d 6/22/1911 Burried in Fairmount, Hollis, Harmon County, OK married to Nancy Jane Golden Elmore b 9/22/1849 Madison County, AL d 3/13/1930 burried Fairmount, Hollis, Harmon County, OK.

I would love to hear from anyone who may have info on this couple or who can point me in the right direction for an obit lookup.




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