Old Queries


COLLINGS, Herbert Lovell (0000) Elk City, Beckham County, OK
Seeking descendants of Herbert Lovell COLLINGS (1869-1941), a prominent Primitive Baptist minister who was a resident of Strong City, OK, at the time of his death. He md/1 Vevie (surname unknown), c1891 in TX. Issue: Roy (1893-1981), Ora (1896-c1938), Hartie (1900-?), Isaac Cecil (1903-1983), Alvie (1906-1985) and Iva May COLLINGS (1909-1910). He md/2 Ella (surname unknown), c1912 in OK. Issue: Ralph (1916-1981), Vivi, Coye and Leona COLLINGS. Mrs. Ella COLLINGS d. 1983 in Elk City, OK. I have lots of COLLINGS data to share. Thanks!
Bobby J. Wadsworth April 12, 1997

GRUBB, Ed , (unknown), Sayre, Beckham County, OK
Would like information on Ed GRUBB, he was in the last land run in Oklahoma and homesteaded a quarter section near Sayre. Not sure of date of death, but know he was born in Georgia.
Norwood Grubb April 4, 1997

JONES, Jefferson Y. (0000) Sayre, Beckham County, OK
Looking for information on Jefferson Y. JONES and his family that lived in the Sayre, OK area for several years. He died about 1936 in Sayre. Jefferson had several children that lived in the area until about 1980.
Paul E. Diles April 6, 1997

ROWLAND, William (1903) Erick, Beckham County, OK
Looking for William ROWLAND born ca 1850 and wife Elizabeth (FARRIS) ROWLAND who went west to OK after 1869. William supposedly died Feb 1903 near Erick. Did William have children or brothers and sisters near him? Would like to hear from descendants or anyone with information about this ROWLAND FAMILY.
Linda Nixon April 14, 1997

BURRUS, Lemuel McCoy (1906) Texola, Beckham Co, OK
LEMEUEL MCCOY BURRUS(BURRIS) and his wife, LENA DUNIGAN BURRIS came by covered wagon in 1906 to Texola, Beckham Co., OK. Lemuel contracted the measles from his three little daughters and died. I am trying to locate an index to the Texola Cemetery to determine where he was buried.
Brenda Hutcheson SmithApril 20, 1997

BAKER, Seth (0000) Canute, Beckham County, OK
Am trying to find info on Seth BAKER, m Mary MARTIN. Son Seth m. Oma CLINE in Canute, OK in 1921. Mary died in OK in 1937 and Seth went back to OK and is buried there. Hoping someone could tell me if he went back to Canute. Would appreciate any information anyone may have. Thank you.
Bunny Solomon April 29, 1997

GRAVES, James C. (1890"s) Texola, Beckham County OK
I really don't have anything to add at he moment, but am trying to research the names of my grandparents and ggrandparents, they lived in Beckham County Oklahoma in the late 1890's and early 1900's. They were James C.Graves and Rebecca E. Travelstead Graves. They are buried in the Texola Cemetery. If any one has any information on them, I'd be most appreciative.
Toby Bost April 29, 1997

PRYOR, Philip J. (1936) Beckham Co., OK
Philip J. "P. J." PRYOR and his second wife, Nancy Catherine "Kitty" (THORNE) CHANNELL PRYOR, brought their family to Carter, OK. Kitty died in 1926 and was buried at Poarch Cemetery which lies between Carter and Retrop. P. J. died in 1936 in Elk City and was buried at Poarch Cemetery. Only Kitty's grave has a granite stone marker. Neither one have a gravemarker with inscriptions.
The child of P. J. Pryor by his first wife, Elizabeth Ann EASTEP (who died in east TX), who came to OK was John Henry PRYOR, my grandfather. He married Rosa Mattie SMITH 1907 in Cordell, Washita Co., OK. They eventually moved east to Marshall Co., OK. Rosa's parents were Frank M. and Mary Jane (FLIPPIN) SMITH.
P. J. and Kitty PRYOR's surviving children who lived in Beckham Co. area were: Jerome Kirby (later moved to TX), Clarence McGary (went back to TX), Ira Minerva COOPER ADAMS and James Jesse. Kitty's children by her first marriage to George William CHANNELL were: Mildred Asaline, John William, George Thomas and Samuel Rufus. The Channell children also came to Beckham Co.
P. J. had a brother, John Buchanon "Buck" PRYOR, who also brought his family to Beckham Co., probably at the same time with P. J. Buck died 1914 and his wife, Emma Jane TERRY, died in 1920. Both are buried at Ural Cemetery, south of Elk City. Their children were: John Montgomery, Thomas Jefferson "Cooney," Mary Jane GRAY, Lillie Mae RICHARDSON and Henry Clay.
P. J. and Buck were the sons of Lemuel and Elizabeth (HARDEGREE) PRYOR. The HARDGREE relatives also came to Beckham Co. and surrounding counties. I would love to hear from any descendants of the above persons and the Hardegrees...and to exchange information.
Nova A. Lemons May 5, 1997

ARNOLD, Jasper Newton (0000) Sayre, Beckham Co., OK
I'm looking for records of land holdings by Jasper Newton ARNOLD from 1889-1948. Sayre, OK. Also any information about Jasper Newton ARNOLD's brothers, wife etc. Thank you.
Gerald Arnold May 23, 1997

PAIN, P. D. (1919) Beckham County, OK
PAIN, P. D. (May be Payne, and first name believed to be Phillip but not positive.) Married Addie Georgia WILLIS about 1909. On 28 Nov 1919 he was sentenced to 3 years in prison for Assault and Battery. Spent some of the time at Granite and remainder at McAlister. His prisoner number at Granite was 2424 and at McAlister it was Mc-10677. He was paroled in September 1921. I seek information about his family members and what happened to him after prison. Believe he was a painter and also know he sold sewing machines sometimes.
Bill Hunt May 30, 1997

MURPHY, William Alexander (1903) Sayre, Beckham County, OK
Seeking information on William Alexander Murphy, b 16 June 1865 in MS, married Sarah Ellen WRIGHT in Sharp Co., AR. Sarah had two brothers, Jim and Charlie, who came with her by wagon train to the Sayre area between 1889 and 1903. W.A. Murphy was reportedly the first treasurer of Beckham Co. Children: Virgie Etter, Beaulah Vista, Elmer Alexander, Myrtle Florence, Dora Minerva, William Melville (father of Lomax), Claude, Clyde, Roy, Ray, Bessie Anna and John Homer. Myrtle married William Alexander TAYLOR born 1 Oct 1891 in Delhi, OK. William Alexander Taylor's parents were William Lewis Taylor and Addie May KAHLER. Myrtle Florence Murphy Taylor's daughter, Dorothy Imogene married David Stimson DAUGHERTY (my parents). David's mother, Ola Lee STIMSON was born 30 August 1893 in Granite, OK and married Delford David Daugherty. Ola's parents were I.M. Stimson and Cora Alexander. I'm looking for any info regarding these people or their possible descendants.
Paula S. Ermey May 30, 1997

LAWRENCE, John and Della (0000) Sayre, Beckham County, OK
I am searching for any information about my ggrandparents John and Della D. LAWRENCE. Della's maiden name was SLATON and she was often called Dolly. John, Della, and their children came to Indian Territory from NC sometime after 1884. It is rumored they might have had up to 12 or 13 children. I believe my grandfather was one of their younger children. His name was Benjamin F. LAWRENCE. His WWI draft registration lists his next of kin as Della D. LAWRENCE living in Vancouver, BC. If any of this sounds familiar, please email me. I am interested in any information or possible leads.
Kathy Lawrence Knight

HOFF, Coxley (1901) Bettina, Beckham, County, OK
I am trying to find out any information on Coxley Hoff, his wife Tempy Stanford Hoff, and his daughter Vina Hoff COX. They lived in Bettina between 1900 and 1920. Vina married Joseph COX and had two children: a boy born in Texas named Andrew, and a daughter born in OK.
Tammy Rose July 17, 1997

BLALOCK, J. (1900) Sayre, Beckham County, OK
I am looking for the first name and burial place of my great-grandfather. He is listed on the 1910 federal census for the Sayre in Beckham County. His son (my grandfather Pink) and my grandmother are also listed. Only Pink and Lilly are listed in the 1920 federal census this time in Caddo County in the North Lathrum township. Pink and Lilly were married in Roger Mills county in 1907 (I have the marriage certificate). My great grandfather was 69 years old in 1910. My great grandmother Elizabeth was listed as being 60. My grandmothers maiden name was MADDOUX. Pink and Lilly were married by reverend J.C. WHITE pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church from Lone Oak. They were married at the home of Mrs. MADDOUX with witnesses Lonny MADDOUX and Frank NEIGHBORS on June 9, 1907. Any information regarding by great grandparents resting places will be greatly appreciated. Any information about the MADDOUX family will also be appreciated.
David Blalock July 28, 1997

SMITH (1910) Sayer, Beckham County, Oklahoma
On the 1910 Oklahoma index there is a Robert H. SMITH, white 53, b. SC. with wife Anna SMITH, white 40,b. Texas, Daughter Willie SMITH 14, b. Texas, daughter Gracie SMITH, 12, b. Texas, son James SMITH, 9, b. Texas, & son Walter SMITH, 2, b. Oklahoma. Also on this index in Bryan, County Oklahoma is a Robert H. SMITH (my ancestor) 40, white, b. Alabama. Julia A. SMITH, 30, b. KY, son George R. SMITH 16, b. Texas, daughter Mary SMITH, 14, b. Texas, daughter Hattie 12, b. Texas, & daughter Maggie SMITH, 6, b. Oklahoma. My ancestor W.R. SMITH's obit. Denison Herald, March 7, 1928 says that he W.R. SMITH not Robert H. was b. in Texas Jan. 3, 1928. That he was a native of Texas and had lived in the Denison Texas area most of his life. He was a mechanic. Survivors were, son George R. where abouts unknown, daughters Mrs. Mattie PINSON, Quannah, Texas, Mrs. S. CLARK, Elk City, Okla., Mrs. Hattie WEGER, Colbert, Okla. and a step mother at Allen. Julia A. WHITLEY SMITH according to her death certificate,she died in Sayer, Beckham Co. OK. May 4. 1945,& is buried in Sayer-Doxie cem. She was b. in KY & so were her parents. The informant on the death certificate was Mrs. Mary SMITH. Is it possible that on the 1910 index Robert H. was 30 yrs. instead of 40, and the Robert H. in Beckham Co. is his father. That would make him b. in 1880 and Julia A. b. 1880, so the Robert H. 53 in Beckham Co. would have been abt. 23 when he was born. Anna is 13 years younger than the Robert H. in Beckham Co. in 1910. If this is true then the Robert H. in Bryan Co. OK. has a son 2 yrs. older than his oldest step sister Willie SMITH. I have searched and searched for information to put this family together. If there is anyone out there that has this same family please let me know. George R. SMITH d. in a VA. hospital in OK. City, but was missing for alot of years. He was supposed to have married and had a daughter, we don't know who they were. He just up and left one day. The following is a list of persons names and possoble ages. Robert H.. b. abt 1857,Anna SMITH, b. abt 1870,Willie SMITH,b. abt 1896,Gracie SMITH, b. abt. 1898, James SMITH, b. abt. 1901, Walter SMITH, b. abt 1908, Robert H. SMITH, b. abt 1871-1880, Julia A. WHITLEY SMITH, b. abt 1871-1880, George R. SMITH, b. abt. 1894, Mary E. SMITH, b. abt. 1896, Hattie SMITH WEGER, b. abt. 1898, & Maggie SMITH. b. abt. 1904.
king1947 Betty ( Betty please send full e-mail address and your last name )

SPENCER, Bert (1983) Sayre, Beckham County, OK
Looking for exact date of death for Bert SPENCER who according to SSDI died in July 1983. Also looking for date of death of his wife Glendora Emma SPOON SPENCER called Glennie. She was born 4 Dec 1890. Bert was born 1 Feb 1888. I wish to try and locate obituaries and place of burial for both.. Thank you.
Gretchen Carey Aug. 10, 1997

HISE, Jonathan Alexander Scott (1852) Elk City, Beckham Co., OK
Looking for descendants of Jonathan Alexander Scott HISE, born 1852 in Maryville, Blount, TN, and his wife, Martha Frances "Fannie" HENRY, born 1858 in Decaturville, Decatur, TN. They married in Lamar County, TX, in 1877. Their children were: Felix, Albert, Luther, George, Eula, Ella, and Julia. According to Jon HISE's death certificate he died 8 Feb 1950 in Bradley, Grady, OK and was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, Beckham, OK. I assume his wife was buried there, too. Kathy Henry Sterne, 3402 Candleway Dr., Spring, TX 77388.
Kathy Henry Sterne Aug. 16, 1997

ADKINS, Lavina (1916) Elk City, Beckham Co., OK
I am researching a JOHN ADKINS who lived in Elk City, Beckham Co., OK and his daughter, LAVINA JOSEPHINE ADKINS who was born 4/16/1916 in Elk City and married in 1933 in Elk City. Thank You,
Karolyn Klaes Aug. 16, 1997

GALLAWAY, Perry (1900) Erick, Beckham County, OK
Perry C. GALLAWAY (b.1857 GA), married 1st Julia C. COOPER 1874 in DeKalb Co. AL, 2nd Jerusha Darcus ELROD in 1884 DeKalb Co AL. Had 6 children by 2nd wife before 1900, none survived till time of census. Anxious to learn more about children one son Millard died by age 9 ?, no info on place or year of birth of children. Three children by first wife all survived, moved to Beckham Co. before 1900. Wish to contact COOPER and ELROD families to learn more about families of wives.
Sandra & Gerald Floyd Sept. 1, 1997

McLEAN, Percy (1905) Sayre, Beckham County, OK
I am looking for information on the parents of my grandfather, Percy McLEAN b. May 5, 1905, d. September, 1972, m. Willie BOYD. Children of Percy and Willie: Jim, m. Cheryl Jack, m. Dorothy, and Jerry Phil b.September 5, 1947, m. (1) Kathryn Ann POST, 1966 (2) Cheryl PLUMMER. Siblings of Percy: John Maxine, and Bud, b. March 11, 1921, d. February 11, 1993, m. Virginia. Any information would be welcome.
Kim McLean Mayo Sept. 7, 1997

BOYD, Willie (1910) Sayre, Beckham County, OK
I am looking for information on the parents of my grandmother, Willie BOYD b. January 15, 1910, d.January 23, 1990, Sayre, OK m. Percy McLEAN b. May 5, 1905, d. September,1972. Children of Percy and Willie: Jim, m.Cheryl Jack, m. Dorothy, and Jerry Phil b. September 5, 1947, m. (1) Kathryn Ann POST, 1966 (2) Cheryl PLUMMER. Siblings of Willie: Billie. Any information would be welcome.
Kim McLean Mayo Sept. 7, 1997

WOODMAN, Jay (0000) Elk City , Beckham County, Ok
I am seeking imformation on Jay WOODMAN and any of his decendents. He was born somtime around 1903 but I don't know where. He had a brother named Frank. He married Lela Blanche BAXTER around 1922 and devorced her 7 dec 1925. They had one child Lawernce Jay Jr. born 14 nov. 1923. If you can help I would be very grateful and would likewise help you if I can.
L D Martin Sept. 7, 1997

COY, Samuel (1900) Beckham Co, Ok
Searching for information on James William Aldridge who married Mahala C. COY in Butler Co, Ky. They moved to Beckham Co, Ok around 1900. They had most of the following children in Butler Co, Ky:

Dora, Eva, Belle, Victoria, Myrtle, Willie, Alva, and Rosa.

Have a lot of information on Coy amd some on Aldridge - will share all I have.
Mark Tevault Sept. 7, 1997

SUMMERS, J. (1920) North Fork Township, Beckham County, OK
wife:Isabell - children: Pearl, Fannie, Nobie, Roseteen, Lillie Belle, Ray, Nellie, Hazel, Helen, Dorris. I am looking for full name of J. SUMMERS and any information regarding his ancestors.
Ray Summers, Jr. Sept. 13, 1997
TURNER, Rice Ross (1905) Sayre, Beckham County , OK
Looking for any info on my ancestor Rice Ross TURNER who lived in the Sayre, OK area. Was Married to Martha Jane COLLIER. They had children [1]John Marshall TURNER born September 20, 1866 married Fannie GARNER..[2] William Pinkney TURNER born June 8, 1868 married Leonora GIBBONS..[3] Samuel Isom TURNER born 1870 married Fanny HOPPER..[4] Mary Lena TURNER born February 4, 1872 married 1st William Madison McCARTY and [2nd] William Edward Hill KEMP..[5] Leonides Earl TURNER born October 31, 1877 married Minnie BASSEL [6] Almarena Florence TURNER born 1880 married Charles BARNET [7] Pascal Gustine TURNER born May 31, 1882..[8] Phocian Phercal TURNER born January 27, 1884 married Gertruda Bulah BASSEL...Rice Ross TURNER died November 28, 1905 and is buried at Sayre...any info would be apprecia ted ..does anyone know where he is buried? We have lost all contact with this side of the family..I do know that my grandmother, Janie Florence KEMP lived with her grandmother after her parents died for a while and the Sherriff from Louisiana came on the train to take her back to Louisiana to live with her KEMP relatives when she was about 8 yrs old ...this would be around 1910...thanks
Brenda McKinney Oct. 4, 1997

McDONALD (1902) Sayre, Beckham County, OK
Seeking relatives of William Washington McDONALD born 1867 in MS. Married to Mattie PHILLIPS in 1892 in MS. They lived in TX from 1892 to 1902. Moved to Sayre in 1902 with three children, Clarence, Annette & Abney. William was a doctor in Sayre from 1902 until 1916 when he died from glandular fever. His father, Matthew G. McDONALD, was still alive in 1916 and mentioned in his obit. William's widow & children subsequently moved back to MS. Would like to know if Matthew or any other McDONALDs were living in the Sayre area. Would like contact with any McDONALD, PHILLIPS, RAINER relatives.
Lynne Hicks Oct. 5, 1997

HICKS (0000) Erick, Beckham County, OK
I'm looking for information on Joseph HICKS born in OH, married to Eliza GRAHAM born in IL. Both are buried in Erick. They had a daughter Eva Tabitha HICKS that married Joseph William BULLEN/BULLIN. She was born 4-22-1880 in AR, died 9-27-1931 in Wellington, TX, buried in Texola, OK. Other family members that are buried in the Erick cemetery are Troy BULLEN, and Herbert (Buck) BULLIN. Anyone with information on this family, please email me...Thank you!
Cindy Bullen Oct. 26, 1997

SNOW, Edna Frances (1927) Delhi, Beckham County, Oklahoma
My grandmother was Edna Frances SNOW. She was hired to teach Spanish at Delhi High School in 1926-1927-1928. She was reportedly also the High School Principal. She met and fell in love with my grandfather Louis Leroy GILLILAND while he was a student at Delhi High School. I would like to locate anyone who might have Delhi yearbooks, school annuals, etc. Any information that might document Edna as a teacher and Louis as a student. Thank you.
Darla Gilliland Hoffman Nov. 28, 1997

DAVIS, Etta (NICHOLS) (1931) Erick, Beckham Co., OK
Seeking information on Etta (NICHOLS) DAVIS. According to the obituary of her sister Adeline Perniecy (NICHOLS) LEE, Etta (NICHOLS) DAVIS, was in Erick Oklahoma, in 1931. Etta was born about 1866 probably in Lamar County, AL, and was married to Tom DAVIS, presumably also in Erick in 1931. Have information on parents and brothers and sisters of Etta (NICHOLS) DAVIS. Am seeking information on Etta to fill in missing blanks in family tree. Any help appreciated.
Mrs. Ronald Shumate Dec. 24, 1997

VANDAGRIFF (0000) Sayre, Beckham County, OK
Looking for James Marion VANDAGRIFF birth,death date and any info on wife Cleo Patra BOLT. Had children, Victorine Hazel Maxine VANDAGRIFF was born in Sayer. James is Chactaw/Cherokee sent to Ok by the Government from the Carolinas. Any Info would be helpful!
Jenni BoDean Dec. 24, 1997

ROBINSON (0000) Beckham Co., OK
ROBINSON, WALKER, REDMAN, HUNTER, McDONALD, These are some of the names in my family. My Grand dad was Joe Wiley Walker homesteaded south of Elk City, in Run 1892. If I can help I've got about 4,000 names in my Genealogy.
H. D. Robinson Dec. 26, 1997

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