Obituary Postings

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SMITH -- John William, "Bill", passed away from this life on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 after a six-year battle with cancer. He was born December 26, 1932, the fourth child to Velta (Andrews) and John M. Smith, on his grandad's Albert "Pete" Smith's home place at Red Rock, OK. John grew up on his parents' dairy/wheat farm west of Ponca City. Shortly after graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Army Aircraft Division, 99th Battalion at Gross Point, MI, during the Korean Conflict. He married Jayne Files-Huskey on February 14, 1967 in Hominy, OK. John was employed at American Airlines for 34 years, retiring as CC Chief in January, 1991 and co-owner of B.S.B. Company. He is survived by: his wife, Jayne; daughter, Teresa Smith-McMahon; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Mary Huskey; 2 granddaughters, Alison and Chandler Huskey, all of Tulsa, OK; 2 sisters, Shirley Osborne-Barber of Hillsboro, OR and Lois Skaggs of Ponca City, OK. He is preceded in death by: his parents; and a brother, V.A. "Sonny" Smith. Memorial service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Moore's Southlawn Chapel, 663-2233, share memories at

Published in the Tulsa World from 3/16/2007 - 3/17/2007.

CARROLL - Woodrow Wilson, born in Perry, OK 11/30/1912.

SWART - Theodore F. "Ted Swart

May 18, 1988 (Mon)
Funeral Set for Tuesday for Ted Swart
Theodore F. "Ted" Swart, 83, 627 Kaw street, died at 2:40 p.m. Saturday at Perry Memorial hospital.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral chapel with Rev. David Dickinson, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. Burial will be at Grace Hill cemetery.

Swart, the son of Reinhard and Anna Swart, was born southeast of Perry, Dec 23, 1904. He was married to the former Mary Ruth Gross, who survives.

He was a member of the First Christian church and the Masonic lodge and was a 32nd degree Mason. Swart was a 60-year member of the Perry Golf and Country club. He operated Swart Oil company for 48 years and retired in 1974.

In addition to Mrs. Swart, of the home, survivors include two sons, Robert Swart, Kingfisher; and Jerry Swart, Longmont, Colo.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Swart was preceded in death by one daughter, six brothers, and three sisters.

SWART - Oscar W.

Rites Sunday For O.W. Swart, Perry Native
Funeral will be at the Poteet chapel in Pawnee Sunday at 2:30 p.m. for Oscar W. Swart, 81, formerly of Perry and brother of a local man, who died at5:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Pawnee cemetery.

Swart was a brother of Ted Swart, Seventh and Kaw streets. He was reared on a farm southeast of here. He was in the soft drink bottling business in Perry and Pawnee and had been retired several years. He had lived in Pawnee since 1922.

In addition to his brother here, he is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Rosa Pendleton of Oklahoma City and Mrs. H. R. Walker, Texas City, Texas. One son, Riney, of Pawnee; one grandson and one great-grandson also survive.

OBITUARY: The Perry Republican, (Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma), 18 Mar 1909, p. 05, column 04.

  William McCALL died March 11, 1909, at the home of Emmet BEACH, nine miles south of Perry. Mr. McCALL was born in Ross County, Ohio, Dec. 25, 1818. He moved with his parents to Indiana, thence to Clay County, Mo., in 1836. After his majority he lived in Platt county, Mo. fifty years, coming to Perry June 10, 1899. Mr. McCALL lived to the ripe age of 91 years, 2 months and 14 days. He leaves three sons and two daughters, Mrs. GINTER and Mrs. BEACH, who reside near Perry.
  Mr. McCALL was baptized by Rev. G.B. COLLINS August 29, 1907, and united with the Lawnview Congregational church the following Sunday. The interment took place March 14, 1909, in Fairview cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. Mrs. E.R. COLLINS.

Submitted by: Lola L. Allen

OBITUARY: The Perry Republican, (Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma), 30 Nov 1922, p. 01, column 05.


  Emmett BEACH, an old resident of the county, died at his farm home six miles south of the city Friday morning. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. David THOMAS from the family home and interment was made in Fairview cemetery, six miles south of Perry.
  Sunday night, his aged mother, Mrs. Josephine BEACH, also passed away, after a brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted from Christoph & Newton funeral chapel in Perry Tuesday afternoon and interment made in Fairview cemetery where her body was laid to rest beside that of her son.
  The BEACHES were old residents of the county, residing on their farm south of town for many years. Mr. BEACH was never married, living with and caring for his mother who was alone and advanced in years.

Submitted by: Lola L. Allen

DEATH NOTICE: The Perry Daily Journal (Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma), 15 Feb 1941, p. 01, column 07.


  Mrs. Missouri A. GENTER, 85-year-old, long-time resident of Perry, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at her home. Twelfth and Locust streets, following a heart attack.
  The body will be at the Davis funeral home until funeral services. No definite arrangements have been made, pending arrival of relatives from Kansas City.
  Only immediate survivor is a brother, Dr. McCALL of Perry. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Submitted by: Lola L. Allen

OBITUARY: The Perry Daily Journal (Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma), 17 Feb 1941, p. 01, column 06.


  Funeral services for Mrs. Missouri Adline McCALL GENTER, resident of Perry since 1906, who died at her home Twelfth and Locust streets Friday from a short illness, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Methodist church.
  Rev. Percy BECK, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery, south of Perry,
  Mrs. GENTER who was born in Platte county, Mo., February 07, 1856, and was married in Waldon, Mo., February 28, 1878, to Christopher Fredrick GENTER, who preceded her in death in 1922.
  Mrs. GENTER, with her husband, made the run at the opening of the Pottawatomie and Sac and Fox territory, settling on a farm, two miles northwest of McLoud, Oklahoma.
  They lived in McLoud, where Mrs. GENTER was an active church worker and community builder, until 1906, when they moved to Perry.
  She was an active member of the local Methodist church.
  Survivors include one brother, Morton "Dock" McCALL of Perry; two nieces, Mrs. Lillian B. EDWARDS of Bristow and Mrs. Estella HANSING of Twin Falls, Idaho, both of whom were reared by Mrs. GENTER, and a number of other nieces and nephews.
  The Davis funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by: Lola L. Allen

OBITUARY: The Perry Daily Journal (Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma), Sunday, 20 Feb 1949, front page.

Doc McCALL, Strip Pioneer Dies Friday

  Morton (Doc) McCALL, 82 year - old Cherokee Strip pioneer, died Friday at 7:30 p.m. at his home, 921 Delaware street, following a long period of failing health.
  McCALL, a retired farmer, had been in ill health the past two months.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Potts funeral home chapel, with Rev. Jack WILKES in charge. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery, seven miles south of Perry on the CCC road.
  McCALL came here in 1893 at the opening of the Cherokee Strip. He was born in Clay county, Missouri.
  The deceased, a bachelor, is survived by four nephews, O.B. McCALL of Topeka, Kan., Elmer and Billy McCALL of Arondale [Avondale], Mo., and Clellan McCALL of Reno, Nev.

Submitted by: Lola L. Allen

The following obituaries were submitted by Judy Fields 

Taken from "The Noble County Sentinel"  March 25, 1920
Page 1
   Robert D. Davis, living northwest of Morrison, died at the family home Sunday, March 21, at 12 o'clock, following a long illness of tuberculosis.  He was at the time of his death, 66 years, 6 months and 27 days old having been born in Kentucky on August 22, 1852.  His children, among whom are Walter Davis of this city and Halick Davis of Topeka well known in Perry, attended the funeral services at Sumner, at the Baptist church, Monday afternoon, March 22.  Rev P.J. Vermillion, of Perry officiated.  Interment was made in Sumner Cemetery.

Taken from "The Perry Republican"   March 25, 1920
Page 8
Mr. R.D. Davis died at his home northwest of Lela Sunday.  He was an old resident of Noble county and leaves a widow, eight children and a host of friends to mourn his loss.  The funeral services were conducted by the Baptist minister, Rev. Vermillion of Perry.  Mr. and Mrs. Van Meter and Mrs. Pearl Mesdambs, Mollie Fields, Edna Treadway, Gertie Treadway and Walter Davis of Perry. Halleck Davis of Wichita, B.D. Davis of Pawnee and Norman Davis of Seattle, Wash. were called to the bedside of their father R.D. Davis.  Norman arrived after his father had passed away.
(Mrs. Hobbs was the daughter of Robert D. Davis)
Taken from "The Perry Republican"  April 29, 1914     Page 4
Mrs. William Hobbs
   Sad indeed is it to be called upon to chronicle the death of anyone, and particularly so that of one in the bloom of youth, when life to them seems to hold so much for the future, with loved ones around them and having served only a brief time of the allotted span of life.  In this connection the death of Mrs. William Hobbs, Monday afternoon at her home near this city, is an illustration that death is no respecter of persons, age or conditions.  Mrs. Hobbs was only twenty-four years of age and the mother of an infant babe three weeks old, who besides her husband and numerous relatives are left to mourn her death.
   Funeral services were held at the Catholic church in this city Wednesday at ten o'clock, attended by a host of friends, after which interment was made in the Catholic cemetery southwest of town.
   The bereaved have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their loved one.
Taken from "The Perry Republican"  March 11, 1915
Page 2
   George Davis, 23 whose parents live at Sumner, died in Phoenix, Arizona Monday, March 8th of consumption.  He had left home and gone to Iowa where he contracted the disease that proved fatal, and about three months ago went to Phoenix in hope of recuperation.  His father accompanied him and took care of him during his illness.
   The body is being shipped to Sumner where burial will be had.  The parents and a number of brothers and sisters survive him.

Taken from "The Perry Republican"  January 8, 1906

 Funeral of Mrs. Robert Davis
  The funeral of Mrs. Mary J. Davis wife of Robert Davis who died Saturday evening, 45 years of age, of consumption took place this morning at 10 o'clock from her late home 9 miles east of this city.  Rev. Curl pastor of the Baptist church of Morrison officiating.  The remains were laid to rest in Grace Hill Cemetery.
   The sorrowing family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Taken from "The Daily Enterprise"
Friday, August 9, 1901
Perry, Oklahoma Territory
Page 3, Column 4
T.D. Fields died today at the Pawnee house where he has been ill for some days with blood poisoning caused from a diseased jawbone.  He was 51 years of age and live five and a half miles northeast of the city.
Buried Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Oklahoma


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