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These people are all related.
Janie Adeline McIlvain Gibbs, Mary Bell McIlvain Rodgers, and Emma McIlvain Stalcup (mother of
Wrixom R. "Jack" Stalcup and Ida Bell Stalcup Stofle) were sisters of my great great grandfather,
Jasper McIlvain. All were children of Wrixsom/Wrixom McIlvain and Roana Jane Jolliffe who married
in Johnson County, Indiana in 1846. The family lived in Brown Co., IN until 1865 when they began
their migration to Texas, ending up in Wise Co., TX about 1876.

Pauls Valley Democrat
Thursday, February 23, 1939

Mrs. Gibbs of Paoli Succumbs
Funeral Arrangements Held Up to Hear from Son

Mrs. Janie Gibbs, about 75, well known pioneer resident of Paoli, died about 9:30 o'clock
Thursday morning at her home there after a week's illness of heart disease. She had not been in good
health for several years.  Funeral arrangements were being held up pending receipt of word from a son, J.A.
Gibbs of Chowchilla, Calif., her only living child. The body is at the Stufflebean Funeral home here pending
arrangements.  Services will be held at the Paoli Methodist Church, with burial in the Paoli Cemetery.
Mrs. Gibbs had lived in and near Paoli for the past 45 years. Her husband died many years ago.
Survivors include five granddaughters, Mrs. Mabel Watson and Mrs. Bertha Lee Southwell of
San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Ruby Whatley of between Pauls Valley and Paoli, Mrs. Sam Powell of
near Paoli, and Mrs. Goldie Anderson, Wayne, and a sister, Mrs. F. M. Rogers, Paoli.

Submitted by Gail R. Blancett, e-mail:

Stufflebean Funeral Home records show Janie Adeline Gibbs
born 15 Nov 1863 in Illinois
Father: W. R. McElvene
Mother maiden name: Joloff


Pauls Valley Democrat
Thursday, March 2, 1939

Mrs. Janie Gibbs

Mrs. Janie Gibbs, one of Paoli's most beloved citizens, was born November 15, 1864, in Illinois
and departed this life on February 23, 1939, at 9:30 a.m. at the age of 74 years.
Aunt Janie, as she was affectionately known to her many friends, was married to Mr. J. W. Gibbs
on December 20, 1885, at Sunset, Texas, in Wise County.
To this union were born two children, Mr. J. A. Gibbs, a son, and Mrs. T. C. Palmer, daughter.
Mrs. Palmer passed away 19 years ago, leaving four daughters who were reared and educated by
Aunt Janie. All are married now.  Besides the son and four granddaughters, she also is survived by seven other grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Her many friends also mourn her going as she had been in the Paoli community for 45 years, being active in church and all other activities that were upbuilding to the community.

Submitted by Gail R. Blancett, e-mail:

Buried in Paoli Cemetery, Mary Lee Palmer, wife of Tyre C. Palmer

Read WPA Indian Pioneer Paper Interview with Janie Gibbs

Pauls Valley Enterprise
Thursday, March 27, 1947

Paoli Pioneer Woman Passes at Home of Son

Mrs. Mary Rogers, 79, pioneer Paoli resident passed away Saturday at the home of her son,
west of Paoli.  Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church with Rev. Michael,
Pentecostal Holiness pastor, conducting the service.  Interment was in the Paoli cemetery with
Stufflebean Funeral directors in charge of arrangements.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. A.
Poffenberger of Tulsa and one son, W. W. Rodgers, Paoli.

Submitted by Gail R. Blancett, e-mail:

Stufflebean funeral home records show full name Mary Bell Rodgers, born June 25, 1867 in
Missouri, died March 22, 1947 in Paoli. Father's name: McVelvane

Chickasaw Nation Marriages show:
Frank M. Rogers, age 42, and Mary Bell Rogers (age not given) married 24 May 1898.
Wise Co., TX marriages show:
C. H. Rodgers and Mary Bell McIlvain married 14 Feb 1886

1900 Census showed Frank and Mary Rogers as married 2 years but there are 4 Rogers children in
the household--William age 13; Bertha M. age 11; Annie E. age 7; Richard age 5. 1910 Census
showed that Frank M. Rogers had been married once but Mary Bell had been married twice.

Garvin Co. Marriages show marriages:
W. W. Rodgers to Hattie May Riley on 18 Nov 1908 in Paoli witnessed by F. M. Rodgers;
Bertha Rodgers to Charles A. Poffenberger on 30 August 1911
Annie Edith Rogers to Joe N. King on 16 Oct 1912


Pauls Valley Daily Democrat
Tuesday, December 18, 1962

Ida Bell Stofle, 82, Paoli, dies

Mrs. Ida Bell Stofle, 82, of Paoli died at 12:45 a.m. Monday in the Colonial Nursing Home in
Pauls Valley.  She was born Nov. 14, 1880 in Texas and had lived in and around Paoli since
1929. She was a member of the Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday
in the Paoli Baptist Church with Rev. F. D. Grover of Noble and Rev. W. L. Womble of
Paoli officiating. Burial will be in the Paoli cemetery under direction of Stufflebean Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, J. W. Stofle; five daughters, Mrs. I. V. Watkins of Clovis, Calif.,
Mrs. B. C. O'Hagan of Sonora, Calif., Mrs. Bud Kinney and Mrs. L. F. Powell, both of Paoli,
and Mrs. Jack Gregory of Oklahoma City; two sons, S. L. Stofle of Fort Worth, Texas, and S. D.
Stofle of Berkeley, Calif; two brothers, A. C. Stalcup of Henrietta, Texas, and W. R. Stalcup of
Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Ray of Pilot Point, Texas and Mrs. Eula Ward of San
Francisco, Calif.; 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Submitted by Gail R. Blancett, e-mail address:

Stufflebean Funeral Home Records list Ida's father as Wallace Stalcup and mother as Emma


Pauls Valley Daily Democrat
Friday, June 25, 1971

Mr. Stalcup

Fred L Stalcup, 51, former grocery store owner and operator, died Thursday, June 24, in Pauls Valley.
Services are set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26 in the Paoli Baptist Church. Rev. W. D. Warner,
Paoli, and Rev. Don Chambers, Lexington, will officiate. Burial will be in Paoli Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lenore; one son, Larry, who is serving in the U.S. Navy; two
daughters: Mrs. Janet Dulin, Norman and Debra, of the home; his parents: Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Stalcup, Paoli; two sisters, Mrs. Margie Dennis, Paoli, and Edith Price, Broken Bow; two
brothers: D. C. Stalcup, Collinsville, Tex. and Timothy Stalcup, Midwest City; and one uncle:
Raymond Pendley, Paoli.  Funeral services are under the direction of
Stufflebean Funeral Home in Pauls Valley.

Submitted by Gail R. Blancett, e-mail address:

Tombstone in Paoli Cemetery
Fred L. Stalcup
Nov. 22, 1919 - June 24, 1971
Stufflebean Funeral Home Records list name Frederick Leon Stalcup


Pauls Valley Democrat
Sunday, August 1, 1971  p. 8A

Mr. Stalcup 

Services for W. R. "Jack" Stalcup, 79, who died Friday, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the
Paoli Church of Christ.  Rev. Don Chambers will officiate assisted by Jim Wilson.
Burial will be in the Paoli Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean Funeral Home.
Stalcup was born February 12, 1892 in Ardmore and had lived in Paoli since 1913.
Survivors include his wife: Beulah; two daughters: Margie Dennis, Paoli, and Edith Price,
Broken Bow; two sons: D. C. Stalcup, Collinsville, Tex., and Timothy Stalcup, Midwest City; one
sister, Eula Ward, San Francisco; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Submitted by: Gail R. Blancett e-mail:

Tombstone shows Wrixom R. Stalcup
Marriage recorded in McClain County for W. R. Stalcup and Beulah Pendley, August 25, 1915.
Stufflebean Funeral Home Records list father as J. W. Stalcup and mother as Emma Macelvane


When I was searching for the death records and obituaries, I found the funeral home records for
Emma McIlvain Stalcup and her husband among the Stufflebean Funeral Home Records. But, I
couldn't find obituaries in the newspapers. I didn't know if you could include the Funeral Home record
information on the obituary site. I decided I'd go ahead and send the information to you just in case
you could because it rounds out the information. I'll leave it to your discretion.


Stufflebean Funeral Home (Pauls Valley, OK) record:

Date: Oct. 12, 1917
Name of deceased: J. W. Stallcup
Place of Death: Paoli (Garvin Co., OK)
Funeral Services: Whitesboro, Texas
Certifying Physician: Dr. Lane
His Residence: Paoli
Cause of Death: Hemiplegia
Date of Death: 10/12/17
Marital Status: Married
Aged: 66 years
Body to be shipped to: Whitesboro, Texas
Charge to: Mrs. J. W. Stallcup

Submitted by Gail R. Blancett, e-mail:

Marriage of Jas. W. Stalcup to Emma McIlvain recorded on 7 June 1871 in Cooke Co., TX marriage

Wrixsom and Roana Jolliff McIlvain's Bible lists marriage of Wallis J. Stalcup and Emily McIlvain on 7
June 1871.


Stufflebean Funeral Home (Pauls Valley, OK) Register

Standard Certificate of Death
Place of Death: 3/4 Mi. W Paoli, Garvin County, OK
Full Name: Mrs. Emma Stallcup
Residence: Paoli
Date of Death: 3/20/1930
Cause: left blank
Female, White, Widow
Date of Birth: 4/14/1853
Age: 76 years 11 months, 6 days
Birthplace: Ind
Father's name: Mc elvane
Birthplace of Father: Ind
Maiden Name of Mother: Jolliff
Birthplace of Mother: Ind
Place of Burial: Whitesboro, Texas
Physician: Dr. Alexander

Submitted by Gail R. Blancett, e-mail:

Wrixsom and Roana Jolliff McIlvain's Bible (copyright 1847) lists birth of Emily McIlvain on April 14,

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