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TALOGA-TIMES ADVOCATE, Thursday, November 23, 1978, Page 1, Column 2
Services Held Sunday For Bart Woods

Funeral services for Bart Woods, 71, Taloga, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 19, in the Taloga School auditorium. Mr. Woods passed away on Thursday, November 16.
He was a stockman and school teacher.
Burial was in the Mound Cemetery, Taloga, under the direction of Shaw Funeral Home.
Survivors include: two daughters, Judy Gorton of Tuttle and Marla Grant of Lawton, and two sons, Glenn and Joe Woods, both of Norman; two sisters, Ruth Woods of Taloga and Blanche Christopher, Bartlesville, and one brother, Mart Woods, Oklahoma City.


TALOGA-TIMES ADVOCATE, Thursday, November 30, 1978, Page 5, Column 1......OBITUARY

Bart Woods was born August 3, 1907, to Francis Starling and Maud May Woods, on the home place 7 1/2 miles east of Taloga.

He entered the first grade in 1913 at Lone Star School which was located on the southwest corner of the Woods farm. He went to school there six months of each school year for seven years----through the 7th grade. He graduated from Taloga High School in 1927.

After two years study in the school of music at Southwestern State Teachers College, he accepted a one-year teaching position at Crescent, Okla. after which he returned to Southwestern in 1932 as Assistant Director of Bands. After the death of Mr. George Crisp, Bart became full-time director of the Band program
During his last two years at Southwestern he was very active, playing in the College Orchestra which was styled after the Big Band sound. After receiving his degree, he taught one year in the Anadarko schools.
In 1934 Bart came to Taloga as Assistant Principal and Band Director. Two years later he became Superintendent of Taloga School, the position he held for thirteen years. The bands, quartets, glee clubs and many music directed activities received many honors.

In 1940 while still Superintendent at Taloga, he married Lola Vesta Singleton. They were blessed with four children; Marta Lynn of Lawton, Judy Blanche of Tuttle, Glen Allen of Norman, and Joe Bart of Norman.
The Bart Woods family lived on the Payne place, 2 1/2 miles southeast Taloga for several years during which time his interest gradually turned to farming. In 1946 he chose to spend his time operating the Woods farm and ranch. He soon became owner of the farms and spent his life in the livelihood of producing harvests and cattle from the land which he loved.

Bart loved his farming, he loved his cattle, he loved his family, and he loved his music. Even at age 71, he was still very active----feeding his cattle every day, going on trips with family, children, and grandchildren, playing his trombone every night-----because he loved it!

Bart was a member of the First Methodist Church of Taloga and even though he did not attend church regularly during the last few years of his life, he was a devout Christian. He taught every one of his children the Lord's Prayer by the time they could talk. Every night before going to sleep he asked them to repeat it with him.
Preceding Bart in death were: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Starling Woods, and three brothers, Fred, George and Glen.

Survivors include: Lola Woods of Taloga; two sisters, Ruth Woods, Taloga and Blanche Christopher Ryan of Bartlesville; twin brother, Mart Woods, Oklahoma City; and his children, Marta, Judy, Glen and Joe; four grandchildren, John, Jeff, Jamie, and Jorge Gorton of Tuttle; son-in-law, Johnnie Gorton, Tuttle; sister-in-law, Marian Woods, Tulsa; niece, Novalie Woods, Tulsa; nephew, Richard Woods, Washington, D.C.; nephew, Joe Christopher and family of Stephenville, Texas; nephew, Tom Christopher, New York City; and a host of friends and loved ones.

Funeral services for Bart Woods were held Sunday, November 19, 1978 at 3 p.m. in the Taloga School auditorium. Officiating ministers were, John Whittington, Ewel Vaughan and Darrel Bratten. Internment was in the Mound Cemetery, Taloga, under the direction of Shaw Funeral Home.

TALOGA TIMES-ADVOCATE, Thursday, December 2, 1937, Vol. XLIV, No. 20, Front Page, Column 1
Mrs. Francis Woods Seriously Ill--------

Mrs. Francis Woods is seriously ill in a hospital in Bartlesville. Mr. and Mrs. Woods, their two sons, Bart and Mart, and daughter Ruth Mitchell drove to Bartlesville Wednesday night of last week to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with George Woods and Blanche Christopher. Mrs. Woods cold from which she was suffering developed into acute pneumonia and she was taken to the hospital.

Bart and Mart returned to Taloga Sunday to assume their school work. Monday morning they were called back as she was in a critical condition. A phone call Tuesday night revealed that she was very low. Mrs. Nettie Boggess took Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mosteller to Bartlesville Tuesday night.

Mrs. Boggess reported on her return Wednesday night that Mrs. Woods condition was some what improved, with some little chance for her recovery.


TALOGA TIMES-ADVOCATE, Thursday, December 9, 1937, Vol. XLIV, No. 21
Mrs. Woods Passes

The community was saddened last Thursday evening when word came that Mrs. Francis Woods had succumbed to the attack of pneumonia from which she suffered since shortly after Thanksgiving in a Bartlesville hospital.
Mrs. Woods with her family had lived on their farm 8 miles southeast of Taloga since 1898. Her life was saddened on April 20, 1917, by the untimely death of her oldest son, Fred A. and again on October 11th, 1934 at the death of Glen, her fifth child.

The mother of seven children she yet found time to make a wide selection of friends as a witness the gorgeous contribution of lovely flowers that accompanied the one to her final rest.

Filled with the tender sympathies of the truly great she not ony found time to care for her own family, but opened her home and heart to a motherless child showing him all the kindness she had her own childen.
Death held no fear for this courageous woman, and when she must have known the end was near she faced the one great adventure unafraid, a true Christian.

No finer tribute can be paid our departed friend than to quote this verse visitors found hanging in her home. "May all who come unto my door sweet welcome find and peace of mind."

THERE IS A POEM ....."MOTHER" that follows this article. I did not take the time to transcribe but I'll get it for you when I go back to the library.

Funeral services were held at the Taloga community building Sunday at 2 p.m.
Rev. J. C. Coover of Pond Creek, a close friend of the family when a pastor here, spoke words of comfort to the bereaved family. The High School boys quartet composed of Alvin Evans, Norman Cleveland, Deryle Allen, Wilson Hatchett sang the songs, "Lead Kindly Light" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." The Senior class girls acted as flower girls.

Pallbearers were R. W. Collier, C. L. Pinkard, Harvey Carter, T. W. Evans, Burton Williams, and Roy Valentine.
Bart and Mart Woods, the twin sons and youngest of the children of Mrs. Woods, are the superintendent and principal of Taloga High School. This entire community sympathize with them and the rest of the family in their bereavement.


TALOGA TIMES-ADVOCATE, Thursday, December 9, 1937, Vol XLIV, No. 21

Maude May Mosteller was born on April 13, 1874 at Pleasant Plains, Illinois and died at Bartlesville, Oklahoma on December 2, 1937.

At the age of six years she, with her parents and brother, moved to Greenwood, Missouri, where they resided until 1890 when the family moved to Indian Territory, Old Oklahoma, and settled at Mustang where she grew to womanhood.

On May 9, 1895, she was united in marriage to Francis S. Woods at Mustang, Oklahoma, and in 1898 moved to the farm eight miles Southeast of Taloga, where the family has since resided.
Children born to the couple: Fred A. Woods, deceased April 20, 1917, Geo. M. Woods, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Glen Woods, deceased Oct. 11, 1934, Mart Woods, Taloga, Bart Woods, Taloga.
Other immediate survivors are: Francis S. Woods husband; Fred F. Mosteller, brother; Bert B. Mosteller, brother; Joe Christopher, grandson; Novalie Woods, granddaughter; Richard Woods, grandson; Beryle Gates, foster-son and in addition many other relatives and friends.

At an early age she joined the Baptist church in Greenwood, MO and remained a member of the Baptist church until two years ago, when she united with the First Chrisian Church of Taloga

Mrs. Woods Dies
Funeral Is Tentatively Set For Sunday At Taloga - ***Newspaper clipping (probably Bartlesville, OK newspaper)

Mrs. Maud May Woods, 63, of Taloga, mother of George M. Woods and Mrs. E. R. Christopher of this city, died at 6:30 last night at Memorial hospital following a week's illness with pneumonia. Mrs. Woods was given a blood transfusion yesterday in an effort to save her life.

Survivors include her husband, F. S. Woods; two other sons, Bart and Mart Woods of Taloga; another daughter, Miss Ruth Woods of Taloga; a foster son, Beryle Gates of Taloga; two brothers, Fred Mosteller of Taloga, Bert R. Mosteller of Vale, Ore.,and three grandchildren, Novalie and Richard Woods and Joe Christopher all of Bartlesville.

The body will probably be taken Saturday by Neekampa to Taloga for burial. Funeral services have been tentatively set for Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Woods came here to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with their son and daughter. Mrs. Woods, contracted a cold shortly after their arrival. Pneumonia developed and she was taken to the hospital where her condition had been critical for several days before her death.

Rites Sunday Afternoon For Mrs. Maude Woods ------- **Newspaper Clipping (probably Bartlesville, OK newspaper)

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude May Woods, mother of Mrs. E. R. Christopher and George Woods of this city, who succumbed to pneumonia late yesterday afternoon at Memorial hospital after a week's illness, will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Christian church at Taloga. Rev. J. C. Cooper of Pond Creek will officiate and burial will be in the Taloga cemetery. The body will be taken overland to Taloga by the Neekamp funeral home tomorrow morning.

Mrs. Wood, whose home is at was stricken ill while visiting with her son and daughter here. She is survived by her husband, F. S. Woods; two other sons, Bart and Mart of the home; another daughter, Miss Ruth Woods of Taloga; two brothers, Bert B. Mosteller of Vale, Ore., and Fred of Taloga, and three grandchldren of this city.

IN MEMORIAM - MATILDA J. WOODS----- ***Newspaper not documented but thought to be the Taloga, Oklahoma paper, February 1912 On Friday, Feb. 2, 1912, the "White horse and his pale rider" paused at the home of T. B. Woods, southeast of town and took from its fireside the beloved wife and mother, Matilda J. Woods.

The deceased was born in Ross county, Ohio July 2, 1843, where she spent her childhood days. She was married to T. B. Woods in December 1865, to whom she was a loving and beloved wife forty six years.

Six children were born to this union, two of whom died in infancy. Her death is mourned by her loving husband and their two sons, Francis and George and daughters, Mrs. Minnie Burge and Mrs. Coral Mosteter, all of whom were at the bedside of the deceased at the parting hour.

Mrs. Woods united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Nodaway county Missouri about the year 1869 and lived a consistent Christian life until God called her home.

She had been an invalid and a patient sufferer for many years prior to her death which while not unexpected, was a great shock to the relatives and friends she leaves behind.

While they miss her from the home and fireside, they know she has but gone on before, where she will be waiting to welcome them to the mansions above.

The patient helpful life and calm and peaceful departure of such a Christian character does more to make the world better than any any other influence under which our lives are brought.

The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. C. W. Musgrave, after which all that was mortal of the deceased was laid to rest in the Taloga cemetery.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."

We take this method of thanking our many friends for their generous help during the sickness, death and burial of our wife and mother. T. B. Woods and children

Published in the Norman Transcript, Norman, OK
date Jan 30 1990

Lola Singleton Woods

Memorial services for Lola Singleton Woods, 77, Norman, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Moore, with the Rev. Daryl E. Johnson officiating. Inurnment will be in Mound Cemetery, Taloga, under the direction of Mayes Funeral Home.
Mrs. Woods died Sunday, Jan. 28, at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City.
She was born in Sidon, Arkansas, on Oct. 5 1912. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in education from Southwestern State Teacher's College and later taught English and French in Taloga and Seiling, retiring in 1976. She was married to Bart Woods for 30 years, residing in Taloga. She moved to Norman in 1980.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Bart and Kim, and Glen Allen and Kathy, all of Norman; two daughters and one son-in-law, Marta Lynn Grant of Killeen, Texas, and Judy Woods and John Gorton of Tuttle; one brother and sister-in-law, Virgil and Roslie Singleton of Loveland, CO; four grandsons and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bart, in 1978.
The family has designated Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation as appropriate for memorial contributions.

TALOGA TIMES-ADVOCATE, Thursday, December 12, 1940, Front Page, Column 3 Taloga School Sup't. Weds H.S.Teacher School children whooped with glee Tuesday morning when the news leaked out that two of their high school teachers were married and had been married for two weeks. It was great fun for the pupils and embarrassing for the bride as they attempted to break the habit of saying "Miss Singleton" and say "Mrs. Woods." Miss Lola Singleton and Bart Woods gave their families and their friends the slip Tuesday, November 26, when they passed on thru Oklahoma City, their supposed destination, and went to Fort Smith, Arkansas. In the First Christian Church of Fort Smith, Rev Wallace R. Bacon read the vows which made them Mr. and Mrs. Woods. On their return to Taloga to resume their school duties after a weeks vacation of school on account of impassable roads, no one was the wiser as to the work of Dan Cupid. But on Tuesday, two weeks later, they decided to let the world in on their secret. The bride is the instructor of English and dramatics in the Taloga school system, this being her second year here. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Southwestern State Teachers College at Weatherford and has continued studies in the University of Oklahoma. Her popularity among the students and town folk alike has long been an established fact. The groom, Bart Woods, one of the twin team, Bart and Mart, has grown to manhood in this community. After finishing high school in Taloga, Mr. Woods received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Music from Southwestern and has continued his work in music in Colorado. He is the Superintendent of Taloga School, this year being the sixth in that position with two previous years as math teacher. Mrs. Woods will continue her duties in Taloga school thru the remainder of this school year. The happy couple plan to be at home to their friends on the old Payne farm east of town after the first of the year. The Taloga community and friends over the county and elsewhere wish the happy couple a long and happy wedded life.
FRANCIS S. WOODS DIES AT 84, SERVICES HELD MONDAY - He died in March 28, 1953 - ***Newspaper Clipping - source not known...possibly newspaper where daughter, Ruth, was living at the time, possibly Clinton, OK

Services were held at the Methodist Church in Taloga, Monday for Francis Starling Woods, 84, with Rev. E. F. Haddon, pastor of the Homestead Methodist Church officiating, burial in the Taloga

Mr. Woods, who is the father of Miss Ruth Woods of 312 S. 6th passed away Saturday night at the Oklahoma General Hospital in Clinton following a months illness.
One of the pioneers of Oklahoma, he made the Cheyenne - Arapaho run in 1892 and filed on land at Taloga which he owned at the time of his death. He at one time also lived at Mustang, Oklahoma. Mr. Woods was a member of the Taloga Methodist Church, and was a member of the Odd Fellows.

Survivors besides Miss Woods are another daughter, Mrs. Blanche Christopher, Bartlesville; three sons, George M. of Tulsa, Mart of Oklahoma City, and Bart of Taloga; one foster son, Beryl Gates of Woodward; and a sister Mrs. Coral Mosteller of Gotebo.

PIONEER RITES HELD AT TALOGA - ***Newspaper Clipping - source not known ... He died in March 28, 1953were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Methodist Church at Taloga with Rev. E. F. Haddon, pastor of the Homestead Methodist Church, in charge.

Mr. Woods was the father of Miss Ruth Woods, 312 S. 6th. He died Saturday night at the Oklahoma General Hospital in Clinton after a one - month illness.

He made the Cheyenne - Arapaho run in 1892 and owned the land he filed on at Taloga until his death. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Taloga, and belonged to the Oddfellows lodge. At one time he lived at Mustang, Okla.

Burial will be in the Taloga cemetery.

Survivors include, besides Miss Woods, another daughter, Mrs. Blanche Christopher, Bartlesville; three sons, George M., Tulsa; Mart, Oklahoma City, and Bart, Taloga; one sister, Mrs. Coral Mosteller, Gotebo and a foster son, Beryl Gates, Woodward.

From the personal collection of daughter, Ruth Woods

Francis Starling Woods was born Nov. 1, 1868 at Burlington Junction, Missouri. As a young man he came to Old Oklahoma and settled at Mustang. here he married, and in 1899 moved with his young family to a farm southeast of Taloga. Early in life he was converted to the Methodist faith. The following excerpt from "A Psalm of Life" is symbolic of his private outlook on life.

"Tell me not in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Died March 28, 1953.

Insurance Agent Is Dead at Tulsa - (Son of Francis S. and Maude (Mosteller) Woods)

George M. Woods, 57, of 328 NW 24, died in a Tulsa hospital Sunday following a month's illness. Services are set at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Tulsa Whisenhunt Funeral home chapel.
A native of Mustang, Woods moved to Tulsa from Bartlesville in 1950. He was recently transferred to Oklahoma City by the Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Co., for which he served as state agent.
Survivors include his wife, Marian, and a son, Richard, at home; a daughter, Miss Novalie Woods, of Tulsa; two sister, Miss Ruth Woods, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. E. R. Christopher, Bartlesville; and two brothers, Mart Woods, Oklahoma City, and Bart Woods, Taloga.
Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery, bartlesville, at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The family asks that remembrances be in the form of heart fund contributions.


Death Takes G. M. Woods -- Former Bartlesville, Tulsa Insurance Man

George M. Woods, 57, state agent for the Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Co. formerly assigned to Tulsa but recently operating from Oklahoma City, died Sunday in a Tulsa hospital.
Born at Mustang, he came to Tulsa from Bartlesville in 1950 and late last year moved to Oklahoma City when transferred by the insurance company to its office there.
He was a member of Kiwanis, the Blue Goose insurance men's organization, the Bartlesville Masonic lodge and of the First Christian church, Tulsa.
Survivors include the widow, Marian, of the Oklahoma City home; a daughter, Novalie Woods, 1140 S. Quincy ave.; a son, Richard Woods, of the home; two sisters, Ruth Woods, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. E. R. Christopher, Bartlesville, and twin brothers, Mart Woods, Oklahoma City, and Bart Woods, Taloga.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Tulda-Whisenunt funeral home chapel with interment at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Bartlesville.

Fred Woods obit

George William Woods obit

Glen Woods obit