Dr. J. C. Helf Obituary


Tipton, August 28. - Dr. J. C. Helf, pioneer citizen of Tipton, and one of the best known men in the Tipton community, died at his home here at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, after a heart attack which caused him to be under the care of physicians for only an hour. Dr. Helf was 73 years old.
Dr. Helf was down town, apparently well, an hour before his demise. He had gone home, where he complained of not feeling well, and a few moments later a physician was summoned. He gradually sank, however, until death came to him.
Dr. Helf was a native of Missouri, coming to Oklahoma and the Tipton community when it was first opened, in 1909. He had been identified with the growth and progress of the community. He was engaged in the grocery and mercantile business for several years, but had not been active in the business life for the past few years. He had not practiced medicine since coming from Missouri.
In addition to his wife, who survives him, there are three sons, Paul Helf, Tipton; Claude Helf, Albany, Texas; Charlie Helf, California: and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Webb, Electra, Texas, and Mrs. Bess Bowman, of Plainview, Texas.
Funeral arrangements are awaiting arrival of the son from California.
Dr. Helf's death is felt keenly by the Tipton community. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a man of good character, who stood well among his friends and associates.
(Reference: The Frederick Leader, August 28, 1926, page 1, column 5-6)

Submitted by Betty Helf (Mrs. Joe F. Helf) on May 8, 2002.