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Jesse Lee Abney
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JESSE LEE ABNEY (AUG. 6, 1900 - JULY 31, 1985)

JEWEL VELTA TILLEY (JULY 30, 1903 - NOV. 1, 1976)

(Pictured around the time of their marriage 1918)

 JESSE LEE ABNEY, born Aug. 6, 1900, in Logan Co., Ark. 
Jesse was 9 years old when his father moved the family to Oklahoma.  He spent the remainder of his life in and around Stratford, Oklahoma. 
For years, he owned and operated a farm southwest of Stratford.  After retiring from farming, he moved to town and was appointed City Marshal of Stratford, Oklahoma.  Jesse spent much time studying the Bible, but never took an active part in church.  He belonged to and attended the First Baptist Church of Stratford, Oklahoma on a regular basis.  He married Jewel Velta Tilley, on September 21, 1918.  She died Nov. 1, 1976.  Jesse died from inoperable bladder cancer at Norman Regional Hospital on July 31, 1985.  His services were held at the First Baptist Church in Stratford, Oklahoma with Pastor Jim Brown and David Plank officiating.  He is buried in the Abney Cemetery.


 by Jesse Spurlock, Abney Cemetery Record Keeper

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