1997 Queries


Paul Carter Dec 28, 1997
I am looking for information on Flora Ann Terry BROWN (maiden name was VANHOOSER) who married James DONNELLY some time between 1900 and 1910. In 1900 in Baylor Co, TX, Flora Ann was a widow of Henry BROWN. In 1910 in Manitou, OK, she was a widow of James DONNELLY. Flora Ann DONNELLY died December 14, 1913 and is buried in the Manitou Cemetery. In the 1910 US Census, she was living with her daughter's family - Edward Dick and Millissie Pairlie BANDHOLTZ in Manitou.


Paul Carter Dec 28, 1997
I am seeking a picture of the Manitou Cemetery that was taken after October 12, 1939. I am trying to identify a grave site of Millissie Bettie BANDHOLTZ CARTER. Her gravesite is about 30 feet north and a little west of the entrance to the cemetery on its SE corner.


Don Smart Dec 27, 1997
My ancestors settled in Tillman County around the turn of the century. Included are Great-Granddad Thomas SMART, Granddad Claud SMART, Great Uncle Jake SMART. I have researched all my SMART ancestors back to the mid 1700's. Ready to share and learn more...


Dezmon Tillman Dec 14, 1997
Hi, my name is Dezmon TILLMAN, and I've always wanted to know more about my family tree. If you have ties to any TILLMANs, send me an email and let's talk.


Mary F Moore Nov 22, 1997
I am looking for the family of Salathial Husdon (LATHE) KINDER. He was born October 15, 1878 and is buried in the Loveland Cemetery. He lived in the Loveland area in the 1920's. He married Minnine WEARMONTH, April 30, 1903. Salathial is a brother to my Grandmother, Frances Olive (KINDER) GURN. She married Charles Edwin GURN. Salathial's and Olive's parents are Thomas and Maria Jane (SIMS) KINDER. I have some names of Salathial's children: they are Gladys, Evelyn, Mable, Venus and Howard. There maybe more and some of these may not be right. I am working on the KINDER Family History and would like to hear from anyone who knows of this family. Also, I would like to hear from family members. I would be glad to exchange any information that I have.


Donald Ackley Nov 18, 1997
I am seeking any information on the death of Bob ACKLEY of ACKLEY Pontiac in Grandfield. Bob was born in Kentucky and migrated to OK. I think he died in the 1950s but I am not sure. Any help would be appreciated.


Dale Harris Nov 6, 1997
Thomas Griffin HARRIS b:1855 Benton Co, TN d: Tillman Co, Ok. His father was Joel Asa HARRIS b: Dec 1820 Clairbourne Co, MS d:1907 Travis Co, Tx. His mother was Milly Cherry. Joel's father was Hugh HARRIS b: abt 1790 NC, and his mother was Nancy b:1791 NC. Another Tillman Co family is ALEXANDER. John Radon ALEXANDER b:1854 Cobb Co, Ga moved to Stephens Twp, Tillman Co in 1905.


Larry Wilcox Nov 6, 1997
I am looking for the parents of James Robert CAMPBELL, a carriage maker who married: Sarah Jane GIBSON. They lived in Mercer County, Missouri about 1870.


Ellen Crawford Nov 3, 1997
I am doing some research for the families of my sister-in-law, Jackie Dutton WILLIAMS. Her grandfather was Richmond (Richard) DUGAN. His first wife was Lily LEWIS. They had children: Sarah Ellen, Myrtle Lee (My sister-in-law's mother), Annie May, Thomas Cecil, Birdie Lois, Eddie Floyd, Freddie Loyd and Albert Leo DUGAN. Lily died in 1915 and Richmond married Willie MITCHELL. They had children: Floy Bell, Edna Fern, Lonnie Richard, Joe Rita and James Ray DUGAN. Richmond died in 1945 in Altus OK. Myrtle Lee DUGAN married Sherman DUTTON in 1917 in Tillman Co. He was a son of Steven A DUTTON and Ella HUFF, also living in Tillman Co. They
had children: Della, Beulah, Bertie, Sherman, Willie, Houghlin, Hughford, Beatrice and Gladys DUTTON. I believe some members of these families stayed in Tillman Co and I would like to exchange info with any of them. Thanks so much.


Mark Jeffcoat Oct 29, 1997
Just curious if you had any knowledge of an Albert Price BAILEY and his wife Jane HAMBY who resided in Fredrick around the turn of the century. Jane was Indian and from the Chirachao Apache tribe. Her father was William Redbird. Have not been able to find any data online to date. Any assistance is appreciated. Cheers,


Dixie Minson Oct 26, 1997
I am trying to get information on the WILLIFORD Line. My grandmother died in Tillman County in 1920. Her husband Joseph TROTTER is buried in Tillman County, he died in 1919. I went to Tillman County in 1995. I located their graves in Hollister. I searched the library there as well. I am trying to find out history and family. I do know that the land my great grandparents owned is still in the TROTTER name. I searched the land records there. Hugh TROTTER is my great uncle. He died in the 1980's I believe. If you can help I would appreciate it.

Dixie Lee TROTTER MINSON, Father is Charles Andrew TROTTER, grandfather, Joseph TROTTER, great grandfather, Paris Right TROTTER,
Williford Line - Dixie Lee TROTTER MINSON, father's mother is Ella WILLIFORD, whose father is Isaac WILLIFORD. It is my understanding that Louise SLAUGHTER was a sister to Ella WILLIFORD. Cora FISHER was Louise's daughter, and I know both are deceased. Is there any family left in Tillman County?


Ron Bryan Oct 22, 1997
My name is Ron Bryan from Indiana. Been doing genealogy for 6-7 years now, and just yesterday hit my BRYAN jackpot. My great-grandfather was Jessie Bryan born in Fredrick, OK (probably 1895-1899). He married Blanche May born in Tipton, OK on Sept. 1, 1899. I have never known their son (my grandfather) personally. I hope someone can help me learn more about the BRYAN's and/or MAY's of the 1800's. These great-grandparents of mine had five children: Wylmouth (married "Wood" - (currently lives in Dallas), Lloyd (deceased), and Clovious (my grandfather), the other two I have no names for. I believe they were all born there in Tillman Co. Eventually though, the family
relocated to Arkansas.


Cathy Reisinger Oct 19, 1997
Great site! My mother's family is from Tillman County - Frederick and Tipton in particular. Know anything about them? My great grandparents were the John PRUITT & Idella GREGORY family. My grandparents were the John SYDNEY & Daisy Estelle HORTON family. My mother was Betty Jo HORTON and graduated from Tipton High in 1941.


Janet Lynn-Smart Oct 17, 1997
I am looking for Ed MAY and his wife, Nora SYKES from Frederick. I was told there is some history of this family published in a book on Tillman County. Would appreciate any help. I live in Stillwater, Payne Co, OK. If I can be of help in this area, let me know.


Carla Hillman Ratcliff Oct 14, 1997
I am researching Elizabeth J. WHEELER, b Copiah Co MS, 1842. She was the wife of Erastus Benjamin WHEELER. She lived in Dewitt Co TX, then Polk Co, TX then Archer Co, TX then moved to Tillman CO, OKLA and applied there for her conf. widow's pension. She also had been accepted here in TX as well for the pension. The date on her OKLA pension request was Jan 15, 1925. Any help would be appreciated.


Linda Mann Oct 11, 1997
Researching Martin B. & Mary (IRBY) BILYEU in Manitou 1902 - 1925. Martin died 18 Jul 1906 in Manitou, struck by lightening. Mary continued to raise her children there & died 7 Jan 1925. Was there a publication at that time that might have had obituaries? Also, George HANCOCK married Lillie May BILYEU 20 May 1906 in Lawton (she went by her middle name, May). The BILYEU's moved from TX to OK. The Benjamin Lewis HANCOCK family was living near Manitou (Schofield). They had the homestead next to the BILYEU's. The HANCOCK's had to have been in Tillman Co by Aug 5 1903 because BLH was an organizer of the Schofield Cemetery Association. He died 1934 in Eakly OK. Looking for anyone who might want to share information about these families.


BSchwab346@aol.com Oct 1, 1997
Looking for information (an obit?) on a William SPRINGER, I believe he died about 1925 or maybe a little sooner. He was supposed to have lived in Frederick when he died. I wrote to the state and they said they did not have his death certificate, and that counties sometimes didn't send in the death certificates. I need to find out if this was my g-grandfather's brother. But I have come to a brick wall it seems. Thank you for any help on SPRINGERs who lived there at that time.


Maria Minear Oct 1, 1997
Looking for information on Mary Jane, Carrie (Steven) WADE lived in Tillman Co. She died on 22 Dec 1929 at the age of 49.


Wendy Hood Sep 23, 1997
My dad graduated from Manitou High School in 1936. He lived with an aunt and uncle named L D NICHOLSON (Del and Margaret) when his mother died in 1932. L D NICHOLSON was the supt of schools in Eldorado, Oklahoma in 1941 (is that still in Tillman County?). I'm still trying to find out information about the area he must have lived in, but haven't found anything yet. We lost contact with his family when he left after graduation and since he died in 1971, I don't know where to go for information.


Kathy Jun 8, 1997
I am looking for information on my gg grandmother. Her name was Ophelia DACUS and she was born on 2/4/1883 in Davidson, Tillman Co, OK. She married James Avery COUCH.


Fred Downs Jun 8, 1997
I am researching the Downs family. My grandfather and grandmother, Dallas D and Philena DOWNS lived in Grandfield, Oklahoma and raised a family there during the early 1900's.


Lorraine Hatcher ALMSTED Jun 8, 1997
BRISCOE, James W. (1800-1861) md. Mary Green DOSSEY b 1807 Obion Co, TN. Son was Wm. Greenberry BRISCOE b 1824 Morgan Co, AL d 1908 md (1844 Sevier Co, AR) Sarah ROLLS b 1827 TN d 1915 Johnson Co, TX. Issue to Wm G and Sarah: Mary C, James, Martha, Thomas, Charles, Adeline, Sarah, Amanda, Benj Franklin, Wm Bee, Geo M, John, Edmond Willis, Jane, Joseph Alonzo, Robt, Henry Clark all b 1844-1869 Sevier/Polk Co, AR and Limestone Co, TX. Benj Franklin BRISCOE b 1854 Polk Co. d 1929 Frederick, Tillman Co, OK md 1877 Eliz Jane SORREL b 1858 TX d 1913 Frederick. Issue to Benj & Eliz Jane: Wm Floyd, B Oscar, Maggie Lee, Luter Clarence, Fannie Eliz all b 1879-1889 Llano Co, TX. Maggie b 1883 md (1897 Johnson Co, TX) Thomas Jefferson BOGLE b 1873 Washington Co, VA. Maggie and Thom J BOGLE lived in Johnson/Tillman Co. Willing to exchange info. Thanks,


Joe Coffield Apr 15, 1997
Am seeking info on George and Nancy GROOMS family showing in Tillman Co. on 1920 Census. Also have ltr from Sarah MULLINS-CROCKRELL(sp) dtd 14apr1934 to William James LANCASTER, my grandfather, and Nancy GROOMS and Sarah's brother. Sarah and Nancy LANCASTER were born in Arkansas between 1870 and 1875. William James LANCASTER was born in Cleburne, TX in 1886. The family moved to Pottawotamie Co. During the 1890's and show being in Eason Twp on the 1900 Census. Sarah had twin daughters, Leta and Lena MULLINS(born in Sherman, TX in 1894) and a son, Frank born in OK in 1898. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Barbara Hepworth Apr 15, 1997
Any information on Mary Elizabeth TAYLOR who died 9 Sept 1910 in Tillman Co. Oklahoma? Who was her mother - father? Where were they born? She was married to Thomas B. TAYLOR when she died.


Erin Bibles Apr 15, 1997
Hello, my name is Erin BIBLES and I am researching the CHEEK and HEWETT lines. In my family tree, these two lines tied the knot in Tillman County in 1923. I have them connected with the towns of Loveland, Grandfield and Hollister. I don't have a whole lot of information yet, but would be happy to share what I do have. Sincerely, Erin


H. Neil Smith Apr 12, 1997
A grandfather of mine - George Malcom HUNT (b. 9/5/1844 in Tennessee and d. 12/6/1928 in Tipton, Tillman, Oklahoma). George was married to Martha Mary Rebecca Elvine MOBLEY (b. 4/17/1884 in Forestburg, Montague, Texas and d. 8/27/1967 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California). They were married on 5/3/1903 in Forestburg, Montague, Texas. If they are in your family tree too please contact me by email link below, or: H. Neil Smith, 587 N. Mathew - Porterville, CA 93257; (209) 784-2244.


Kathy Norcross Apr 12, 1997
Am researching several families in Tillman Co. Looking for death dates and cemetery records. Absolom Miller RICH and wife Anna Elizabeth WHITE RICH both died in Hollister. Also looking for death records for their children. I have names but no birth records, they were not born in Tillman Co. Absolom's son Joseph Carr RICH and wife Mary Abigail MAPP RICH, both died in Tillman Co. Where do I go for Cemetery records and what are the cemeteries? Also my Father-in-Law, Gordon Joe NORCROSS was born in Frederick. I have information on all of these lines just need some documentation. Feel free to add me to your surname links.


Donna Bertling Ward Apr 12, 1997
I am looking for Cora Mae BERTLING (ROLLINS). She was born approx. 1926 in Littlefield, Texas. Her mother Elva ROLLINS died when Cora was three months old. Cora's grandfather, Jim ROLLINS, took Cora back to OK. We think he may have taken her to Tipton, Tillman Co., OK. Elva had a brother named Ed ROLLINS. My grandfather never saw Cora again. She has half-brothers and half-sisters that would like to meet her. Thanks for your help.


Wendy E Hood Apr 2, 1997
I'm looking for information on my father's family. His name was Kelton Clyde Melburn THOMAS. His father's name was C.C. THOMAS of Texas. His mother's name was Douglas Lee GOWER of Texas. My father was born in Ardmore, Okla on Oct 11, 1916. His dad died around 1920. His mother later remarried changing her name to GREGORY. She died when my dad was 11 yrs old, and he was sent to live with the L.D. NICHOLSON family in Manitou, Okla. He graduated in 1936 from Manitou High School. He left Oklahoma right after graduation. He ended up in Seattle, WA and died in 1971. Any information on the above named families (from Tillman & Carter counties, Oklahoma) would be greatly appreciated.


Kay McMahan Noska Mar 31, 1997
I am trying to locate some PERRY brothers that lived in Tulsa Co. early 1900's. Names were Waynard, Richard & Kenneth. They were sons of Seaborn PERRY from Shawnee, and earlier Tillman Co. Ok. (around the town of Fredrick). Any help would be wonderful.
Kay MCMAHAN 1407 Alvin Ave. El Campo, Texas 77437


Claude Kim Bell Mar 23, 1997
I am looking for the burial sight of Julia (FRYLY) CHILDERS who lived in Tillman County near present day Grandfield with her son Jim and his wife Katherine. Two of Jim's children, Willie and Cora, are supposedly buried in the same cemetery. All deaths occurred around 1903-1905. Oral history indicates burial near Electra, Texas. No records or headstones support this history.


Nancy Hammonds Mar 22, 1997
Looking for help... My family is from Tillman County. I recently acquired some audio tapes that my grandmother made in the 1970's of her recollection of her family's (their name was DECKER) move from Comanche County to Tillman County around 1900. She was between 15-20. She talks about their 160 acres that they acquired in a lottery that they had for a farm. Could anyone help me discover more about the DECKERs or allied familes HAMMONDS, and DOTSON?


Donald Lee DeFord Mar 6, 1997
I am looking for a Great Aunt. Her maiden name is Pauline DEFORD. She was born in Oklahoma County, or in Grandfield, Tillman Co, Oklahoma in 1912 or 1913. Her father's name is Leroy DEFORD and her mother's maiden name is Lena BEDFORD. She had a brother, Leroy Jr. In 1920, she lived in Grandfield, Tillman Co, Oklahoma. In the 1920 OK census there were two boarders living in the home; Geo W. GREEN Jr. and M. V. MCNALLY.


Kay McMahan Noska Mar 5, 1997
I am trying to locate information about James Richard PERRY & his sons: Charles, Jackson, and Seaborn who may have lived in Tillman Co 1880-early 1900.


Terris C. Howard Feb 18, 1997
I am looking for any descendants or information about Jacob Earl WILSON b. 20 Jul 1885 Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co, KS d. 24 Jun 1962 Frederick, Tillman Co, OK m. 20 Jul 1906 Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co, KS to Grace Bernice CATT b. 20 Nov 1887 Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co, KS d. 28 May 1963 Frederick, Tillman Co, OK. I am compiling the WILSON family history back to Mahlon Stacy WILSON and his wife Susanna EPLEY. To exchange or supply information on this family contact me by email or at 6535 Seaview NW #303B, Seattle, WA 98117-6051.


Jerry Witt Feb 1, 1997
My maternal grandfather William Matthew HUBBARD (1872-1967) and grandmother Mabel McClellan DONAHOO (1885-1967) lived in Grandfield nearly all their lives. Mabel's parents were Frank M. DONAHOO and Margaret MOORE. Frank worked as a cow hand across the river in Texas and later moved to Davidson where he raised his family. Mabel's syblings were Marion (1887- ) who may have married Cola CURTIS, Tom (1888- ) who married Zadie HINES (their children were Howard, Billy Tom, Pauline and Melba), Wes (1890- ) m. Dolly THORNHILL, Goldie (1892 - ) m. Ray MCCLURE, Iva (1894 - ) m. Will BASSINGER, Dewey (1897 - ) m. Winifred GODFREY, and Hazel (1899 - ) m. Eula LANDIS. Now I'm looking for information and long lost relatives.


David Campbell Jan 23, 1997
Looking for information on Will KEYES. Born in Virginia, he is the father of Charles Baker KEYES (b:27 Jul 1861; Berryville, AR). Charles was married to Florence Elizabeth JAMES, and their family settled in OK. They passed away in the 1940's at Davidson, Tillman Co.


David Campbell Jan 23, 1997
Looking for descendants of Louis CAMPBELL (b Dec1883; in TX). Louis was the son of David Crockett CAMPBELL. In the late 1890's, David Crockett CAMPBELL moved from Texas to southern Oklahoma and by 1904 was living in Davidson, Tillman Co, OK. Louis may have married Fannie B. MORRIS.


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