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|EMMA EVERIDGE WILSON
From The Antlers American, January 9, 1958, Antlers, Oklahoma
Mrs. Emma Wilson
Services Held At Methodist Church
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Everidge Wilson, 82, were conducted
Saturday morning at the First Methodist Church by Rev. Halton Hyden, pastor.
Burial was in Fort Towson cemetery with the Coffey Funeral home in charge
of arrangements. Pallbearers were Carl Gossett, Frank Fodge, Robert Wood, Jr.,
H. D. Weaver Jr., Francis Cahill and Atwood Thompson.
Mrs. Wilson died Thursday morning Jan. 2, at the Medical Center hospital at
Talihina. She is survived by seven children, Mrs. Alma Tiberg of Casmalia, Calif.,
Mrs. Mamie Ferrell of Arlington, Va., James S. Wilson of Muskogee, William H.
Wilson of Miami, Joe D. Wilson of Breckenridge, Texas, Roy Wilson of Stillwater
and Wilbor O. Wilson of Davis, Calif.; stepmother, Mrs. Betty Everidge of Grant;
five sisters, Mae Irwin of Beaumont, Texas, Mrs. Ophelia Kelleam of Duncan,
Mrs. Tommie Leard of San Angelo, Texas, and Mrs. Robbie Tugwell of Duncan,
and by 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Wilson was born Emma Everidge Aug. 21, 1875 at Doaksville, Indian
Territory. She was a member of a prominent Choctaw Indian family and
daughter of Joe Everidge, territorial U.S. Deputy Marshall and Mrs. Everidge.
She attended Lexington academy, Lexington, Mo.
In 1891 she married Edward Hayes Wilson. They moved to Wheelock
Academy near Millerton where he was superintendent for a number of years. In
1900 they built their home north of Fort Towson and Mr. Wilson engaged in
cattle ranching. He passed away in 1920.
Mrs. Wilson moved to Stillwater in 1928 to send her children to Oklahoma
A&M college. She was an ardent sports fan, attending all the A&M sports
activities. She had the same reserved seat yearly for the football games and was
known to many fans as "Old Faithful". While in Stillwater she was active in
Sunday school, church and WSC's work and was a member of the Ready to Help
and Navy Mothers clubs.
Seven of Mrs. Wilson's nine children attended Oklahoma A&M. Mrs. Wilson
moved to Antlers in 1953 and transferred her church membership to the First
Out of town relatives and friends who attended the services included Mr. and
Mrs. James S. Wilson, Muskogee; William H. Wilson and Billie, Miami; Mr. and
Mrs. Joe D. Wilson, Breckenridge, Texas; Roy Wilson and children Janice Sue and
Allen Kay, Stillwater; Mrs. Nina Wilson, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Grover Keaton,
Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Wilson Jr. and children Edward III, William and
Sarah, Dallas; Mrs. Emma Wilson and Mrs. Elinor Floyd, Valliant; Mrs. Ophelia
Kelleam, Duncan; Judge and Mrs. M. V. Raulston and Mrs. Nora Vandergriff,
Hugo; Mr. and Mrs. Raphiel Herndon, Muskogee; Mrs. Bill Redding, Ada; Mr. and
Mrs. Edgar Everidge, Jr., Oklahoma City; James DeMoss, Stillwater; and Mr. and
Mrs. Brownie Orton, Fort Towson.
submitted by: Katherine Leach
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