Will Babb [firstname.lastname@example.org] October 2010
About 4 years ago, I spent one full day in Kay County, OK. My
routine is to take pictures of every stone in a cemetery, go home and
upload the non-duplicates to findagrave.com; all the while, looking
for my Babb relations.
One cemetery was New Home Cemetery, the "town" of Eddy.
I call it southwest of Blackwell but I did not find the town, cemetery
is on a slight rise in the prairie. Among the pictures I take
is Sarah E Taylor/Babb and Inez B. Taylor/Babb.
Another cemetery was Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Blackwell, Kay County,
OK. This cemetery is northeast of the New Home Cemetery, and northeast
of Blackwell. Among the pictures I take is Sarah E Taylor/Babb
and Inez B. Taylor/Babb.
These photos were taken maybe 4 hours apart and I did not notice the
similarity until I got home and was putting names on my pics. I went
to my family files and found them; Inez B. Babb was the daughter of
Sarah Elizabeth McNemar & Marion Wilson Babb. Marion Wilson
is my "3rd cousin, twice removed".
Without going to any trouble, do you have any comments about these
two gravestones in separate cemeteries? I'm sure we agree that
the four burial sites are not occupied by these two ladies.
Thanks in advance for you assistance, please have a good day,
Your people are definitely buried in Prairie Chapel Cemetery
According to my records they are as follows
Marion Wilson Babb Aug 4 1862 Mar 21 1945
Block B Lot 12 Sp 1
Madeline Babb Inkster Dec 8 1906 Dec 21 1971
Sarah E. Babb 1870-1959
Inez Babb Taylor 1889-1964
Sarah & Inez have a c/s (common stone)
My suggestion to your thinking the pics were in 2 different cems are
probably due to when you downloaded them you had no way to distinguish
when you changed cemeteries. Only possible thing that could have happened.
Now are far as the New Home Cemetery or Eddy Cem. that cemetery IS NOT
IN KAY CO.
It is in Grant Co. That cemetery is located on the WEST side of the
road that divides Grant Co. from Kay Co. That road is the dividing line
between the 2 counties. East side of road is Kay Co.---West is in Grant
Lots & Lots of misinformation people make when putting that Cemetery
on-line. The little town of Eddy was pretty much a spot in the
road years ago. Several houses, elevator, grocery store, ect. But is
no longer there as I'm sure you noticed :)
Hope this has helped you. Just know your people are in Prairie Chapel
Fred Ferguson [email@example.com] June 2011
What is the best way to find out information about my great grandfather
great grandmother who died around Bartlesville, )K.
William Andrews Bailey who died in 1926 and Selina Shervington Bailey
died in 1944.
This is all the information that I have been able to find on them.
Any help would be appreciated.
According to my checking neither of them are in
Bartlesville, Washington Co. Ok.
By your death dates you listed, they are both buried in Shawnee, Pottawatomi
Co. Okla. in the Fairview Cemetery.
This is what I found on each. If this corresponds with what you have
or know, then this is the right track. Otherwise, that will need more
William (Will) Andrew Bailey b. 12-2-1861 Iroquois, Illinois d. 2-10-1925
Ida Selena "Lena" Shervington Bailey b. 3-28-1871 Missouri
d. 8-28-1944 Shawnee, Ok.
I'd advise you to start checking census records, as that will help you
trace them down at least every 10 yrs.
Let me know if I can be of anymore help
Thanks for the help Shirley. I am new at this. Is there somewhere online
I can check the census data?
Michelle Banks Watt [mailto:MBWATT@aol.com] March 2004
I've been searching for Mary Ann (Stevenson) Banks'
place of death. I noticed that the Genealogical Society also has newspapers...is
it possible you might have a paper that contains her obituary? Below
is the last known census which includes her. We have not been able
to locate eith James or Mary in the 1910 Census
1910 Census Kay Co, OK ED 93, Pg 11 Longwood Twp
James M (sic) Banks, WM 65 b. Nov 1934 b KY parents B KY married 43
years living with wife Marry (sic) Banks in household of son Solomon
Mary A Banks [husband James W]
died Sep 25, 1904 burial in Longwood Cemetery. James
is not listed. Newspaper issue which should have had obit is missing.
Dr. Garold Barney [firstname.lastname@example.org] July 2005
I have been searching for three years now to find the origin of my
Barney family. This I know of reasonable certainty: My father, Edward
C. Barney was born in 1906 in Seiling, Oklahoma.
My grandfather, also, named Edward C. Barney, was most likely born in
Kanakee, Illinois, in 1866-7. Grandfather had a brother named Napoleon
that,too, moved from Illinois to Seiling, Oklahoma (1910) and then to
Blackwell, Oklahoma region.
Napoleon married a woman by the name of Mae (or May) White. Napoleon
registered for the draft during WW I in Kay County. There is no record
that he served in the military, however.
Several children were born to Napoleon and Mae and lived in Kay County---perhaps
in Blackwell. Napoleon and family appear in Federal Census as late as
1920 in Kay County.
It appears that Napoleon died---or was killed---in about 1926.
No existing family members know the first name of Edward or Napoleon's
father. Perhaps an obituary would contain some helpful information.
At one time Napoleon was Catholic but may have changed his religious
preference to a Protestant church.
If I knew the names of newspapers in Blackwell and Kay County, I might
be able to search further.
According to some family members, Napoleon was shot to death while sleeping
in his home. If that is true, a news paper must certainly have covered
Any suggestion that you care to make will be greatly appreciated.
Blackwell Morning Tribune Oct 1, 1934
TONKAWA MAN DIES
Barney, Found with throat cut, succumbs Sunday
Blackwell Morning Tribune Oct 2, 1934
JURY RETURNS VERDICT
Blackwell Morning Tribune Oct 3, 1934
Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday
***Note: Survived by daughters Mrs. Marie Roeder
of El Dorado, KS & Mrs. Lucile McGowan of Tonkawa, Sons W I Barney
of Tonkawa, Elvin Barney of El Dorado, KS, Floyd and Harold Barney of
Corpus Christi, TX.
Copies of newspaper articles available on request
Misty [email@example.com] January 2008
I am looking for the gravesite of Julius H. Bartels. The little information
I have is as follows:
Julius H Bartels was born approximately 1900, place unknown. He died
between 1955-1957 in a big Blackwell tornado. His is supposed to be
Julius married Ola Lauren Riley on Feb 22, 1921 in Oklahoma. They had
one daughter, Lucille F Bartels, born January 3, 1922 in Kingfisher,
Oklahoma. They divorced shortly after and he went to Blackwell, Oklahoma.
Yes, he is buried in the Blackwell Cemetery B.
Jan. 24, 1895 D. May 25, 1955
May 25, 1955 was the date of a devasting tornado that hit Blackwell.
So he was evidently killed the night of the tornado. Shirley
Betty Fredrick [Bettyfredrick@aol.com]
Can you help me get a death records on my great grand pa Berryman Barnett
Nov 2 1827 pass away Newkirk Okla. Thank you betty
Sorry, birth and death records must come from Oklahoma City.
Here is the address
Vital Records Service
Okla. State Dept. of Health
1000 Northeast 10th Room 117
Oklahoma City, OK. 73117
I would advise you to call them first to find out what you need to do
and how much the charge is. I do know you have to furnish proof of that
person is your ancestor. Also, if the date you gave me below is a born
date, they will need a complete death date.
Adam Baughman [firstname.lastname@example.org]
I am trying to research my family lineage and when I did
a search of Irvin W. Baughman, my great grand father, on the Metacrawler
search engine, it brought up this website. I could not find his name
on the website however. I would have thought this search result just
a random matching of the words Irvin and Baughman except that I know
that my relatives did live in Ponca City for quite some time. I was
wondering if you could be of some help. Irvin has been my "brick-wall",
so to speak since I have not been able to research farther than him.
He was married to a Bertha Davidson and had at least three siblings,
Homer Olive and Laurie. Irvin had four children, Ira, Harry, Loren,
and Fannie. Any help in this matter is greatly appreciated
Kay County Marriage Records [Application
dates] Kay County Courthouse-Newkirk, OK
Baughman, Irving W - Davidson, Bertha
E 9/24/1906 Book 6 Page 123
Baughman, Ira – Dupee, Laura 7/2/1931 Book 23 Page 616
Baughman, Loren – Kirkpatrick, Marguerite M 1/10/1942 Book 34 P 184
Adam Baughman [email@example.com] June 2011
I'm searching for information on the parents of Irving Baughman who
married Bertha Davidson in Kay County in 1906. I have struggled to find
his parents as I've seen documents with an "Irvin" or "Erwin"
and "Irving" spelling. Are there any records with his parents
names? Perhaps associated with his marriage certificate?
According to my records, yes, they applied for
a marriage license 9-24-1906.
Also, they both are buried in Ponca City IOOF Cemetery.
Irvin W. Baughman 1882-1938 Pioneers of Okla.
Bertha E. Baughman 1891-1951
I think their children were--Ira I. Baughman, Harry Baughman, Loren
There is a Harry H. 1910-1966 along w/his wife Veda L. also buried in
Ponca IOOF. So this could be one of their sons.
As for the numerous spellings of Irvin name, that is most common on
census records since census takers early on weren't too swift about
spelling. Guess they never asked how to spell a persons name, just wrote
it down as it sounded to them.
But according to 1917-1918 draft registration card this is the way it
Irvin William Baughman b. Feb 20, 1882 Indiana. He was listed as a carpenter.
As far as Irvins parents, I found Jacob Baughman b. Nov. 1855 Ohio mother,
Alice b. Dec 1857 Indiana
On the 1900 census Wayne, Starke Co. Indiana
All the above kids were b. in Indiana. Notice the spelling of kids--I
put it down just like the census showed.
They are all on numerous census from 1860 on.
Jacob's parents seem to be George Baughman b. Ohio and Margaret b. PA
P.S. Irvin's brother Homer & sister Ida are also listed in the Ponca
Hope this will help you go on with your checking. Let me know if I can
Thank you so much Shirley!
I had found Irvin's father Jacob and Alice on a census too (when we
went to he LDS Temple in Salt Lake) but if I remember correctly, there
was something incongruent about it; either dates, ages, or places of
origin. I will have to dig back into it.
Ira Baughman is my grandfather. He died early at age 42 or 44 when
my dad was only 2 so much of the namesake died with him.
I'm very excited now! I will check back in with you soon to confirm
this lineage. Thank you so much!
I looked in my research sources and found the same 1860 census with
George Baughman and family. I didn't commit to it because of the spelling
of "Ervin" for Irvin on the later census (thinking I was going
up the wrong tree.) The other inconsistency was the 1900 census has
Jacob's mother's birthplace as Ohio, not Pennsylvania as stated on the
1860 census. Any thoughts?
It's amazing how common George Baughman and Jacob Baughman names were.
Don't let the census's throw you!! As I said before back then census
takers wrote down what they heard & evidently asked no questions
as to spelling. And probably spelling names exactly right wasn't for
them to worry about.
Also, the state a parent was b. in was sometimes wrong. Maybe due to
all of them moving so much, the kids couldn't remember where their parents
were born, let alone themselves!!!!
I checked the 1860 Census again + 1870 for Geo. Baughman & wife
Margaret. Positive they were the parents of Jacob. According to those
2 census's I came up with 11 children listed.
At that time they were in California, Indiana Starke Co. Does that meet
with what you found??
Then sometime between 1870-1880 Jacob was married to Alice. As they
were in North Bend, Starke Co. Indiana listed as:
Jacob Baughman 25
Alice " 22
Nora " 5
Edward " 10 mons.
Then the other day I sent you them on the 1900 census.
Couldn't find the 1910 Census but found the 1920 census in Jordan Valley
Pawnee Co. Ok.
Jacob Baughman 65
Alice " 62
Homer " 30 Single (he is Jacob's brother)
See if this is close to what you have been checking. You might check
Pawnee Co. Ok. to see if Jacob & Alice stayed there.
Heath [firstname.lastname@example.org] Feb 2004
Do you have any info pertaining to a W.B.(William Benjamin)
Beach?? That's all I know. Well, I do know he lived in Ponca City during
WWII. He had a son, also W.B. (William Benjamin) who was a WWII vet
and was shot down in Vienna, Austria. He was in a B24 Bomber. Do you
have info on the son also??
In the cemetery records for Ponca
City, there is a W.I. Beach 1885-1952
Will Beach 1874-1936 (brother)
Hal Beach 1879-1948 (brother)
These three are in the Ponca City IOOF cemetery.
John Chase [email@example.com] December 2004
I am looking for information on my Third cousin Nancy
Cordelia Lunceford b.February 27, 1868 d. March 13, 1942 at 303 W.
College St, Blackwell, Kay Co, OK.
I know that her husband John William Beatty d.April 09, 1917 I know
that she was buried at The I.O.O.F. cemetery in Blackwell and I am
assuming that John is also buried there.
I would like to get John's burial location confirmed
and his date of Birth for my records and any info that you might be
able to assist me with.
Nancy Cordelia Lunceford was a daughter of James Monroe
Lunceford and Margaret Elizabeth Chase. Nancy's Grandparents were
John Chase and Nancy Campbell. My Great Grandparents were William
Elvin Sr. Chase and Jane "Jennie" Campbell from TN. The
two Chase brothers married two Campbell sisters.
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated!
Respectfully, John Chase
They are both buried at the IOOF
Cemetery south of Blackwell
Block 154 Lot 8 which is located just inside the North Gate.
There is also a monument which Cordelia Beatty placed there in 1938.
Pictures of the tombstone are available on request.
DR JAMES T BELL
Vicki Reynolds [firstname.lastname@example.org] Feb 2004
Researching information on my Uncle who was DR. James
T. Bell who lived in Ponca City Oklahoma back in the 1950's He had a
Chiropractic practice on 1315 Gore Blvd..& 305 1/2 East Grand St..
He was born 5-27-1920 in Sherman TX, Died 11-14-1973 in Cheyenne OK.
Married to Elwanda Wood-Bell 8-23-1945 in Dallas TX. Had two sons, Chris
Adrian Bell and Jeff Scott Bell. He attend a Presbyterian Church in
Ponca City,OK and was a mason. Thank you
No information found.
[email@example.com] April 2004
I am trying to find out what cemetery Analiza Benge, wife
of George Benge and her infant son Leonard are buried. They died between
November 1902 and probably February 1903 near Ponca City and the Arkansas
River. Analiza was born Mary
27, 1869. Leonard was born in November 1902.
No information found
to locate an obit for Della who died 5
Feb 1973 in Ponca City. She is buried
with her husband, Edd, inI OOF'
cemetery. I am most interestd in her
maiden name and place of birth in
Arkansas. Any help greatly appreciated.
It is our
society;s policy to charge $2 for obits.
Both Della and her husband's obits can
be found. Would you like Ed's also or
thanks for this. I just need Della's as
I have Edd's. Happy to pay your fee; do
you need my address or do you send it in
is the obit for Della.
published in the Ponca City News, Ponca
City, OK February 5, 1973
You can mail
the $2 to:
Genealogical Society P O Box 1965
Ponca City, OK
I hope you
have great results in your research
Pioneer Genealogical Society Staff: According
to my grandmother Beulah BERRY's Kay County marriage
license, she was living in Blackwell at the time of
her marriage to Stanford Joseph McCALEB in December
1916. According to family lore, she was
working in her sister's boarding house, and Stanford
was a boarder there. Although I image the
boarding house is no longer standing, it would be
really nice to at least have an address for the
house where my grandparents met, to include in my
records. I will be in the area for family history
research in early May, and I would very much like to
search for information on this boarding house.
Therefore, could you please tell me if there are any
Blackwell and Ponca City street directories
available for the period 1915 to 1920? And, if
so, where are they located, such as at one of the
public libraries in the area? I would
also welcome any other suggestions you may have for
locating an address and additional details on this
boarding house. Thank you in advance for your
time and reply. Regards, Barbara J. Day
exhausted all ideas that I have for finding the
checked all the area libraries and the historical
society for city directories or for any book that
might have the info that you are requesting. I
checked the advertising in a 1921 warden Atlas and
1917 yearbook that I have with hopes of finding
advertising for a boarding house. Also checked the
North Central Oklahoma History book that was
published a few years back. None found. Hotels
advertised but not boarding houses. I
imagine boarding houses advertising was more likely
to be by word of mouth.
Top of Oklahoma Historical Museum has some old tax
books rescued from Kay County court house in
might find something in them. They
are located on Main Street in Blackwell. [Across the
street south from Bob’s Grill – only building on the
find Stanford and Beulah’s marriage license date
12/6/1916 Book 10 Page 305. If
you don’t have a copy, you can write the court clerk
and get a copy for $1 and a SASE.
for your information:
Blackwell Public Library – 123 W Paden [right behind
above Museum] doesn’t have much of a genealogy
section. Earliest Directory they have is 1933. Has
Newkirk Public Library -
116 N Maple – Not sure about their genealogy
town newspapers, but The Microfilm reader is
Tonkawa Public Library – 216 N 7th –
Librarian said they didn’t have much on genealogy
City Public Library – corner of 5th and
Grand Ave [downtown] Only directory even close to
that time frame is 1909-10 and it is locked up. They
have a very large genealogy collection, but I don’t
believe there would be any thing there that would
help you locate the boarding house. If you have
other genealogy info you’re looking for in this
area…this is the place to go.
you searched the LDS Library to see if they have any
Directories? They microfilmed so much they might
have done some.
hope that this info will help you during your
are indeed a fine example of what is best about
us genealogist - the willingness to go to great
lengths, turn over every rock, and hunt down all
possible resources, just to find another clue
that may help another genealogist move his or
her research along. I can't tell you how much I
appreciate your extensive search for this simple
boarding house on my behalf. For example, I
probably wouldn't have thought to check for it
advertising, and it makes sense that this
probably modest boarding house would advertised
Finding the boarding
house's name and address in a city directory was
just a shot-in-the-dark to try, since events in
Blackwell, like my grandparent's marriage and my
grandfather's WWI draft registration, took place
between the 1910 and 1920 census. None the
less, I hope that eventually locating a
reference to it will help me determine
which of Beulah's married sisters she was
living with when she met Stanford. And, I'm
sure the house has long ago been torn down, so I
had no real expectations of just driving by
while I'm in Blackwell. But, thanks to you, I
now have so much more information to work
with than before. Per your suggestion, I will
likely skip the Blackwell Public Libr., or at
least just make a brief stop, and I will plan
some time for the Ponca City one. It also
sounds like the best place to search for books
that may have historic Blackwell and Ponca City
town pictures, which would give me some insight
into what those town were like when my
grandparents lived there. Plus, Bob's Grill
sounds like a good place for a hamburger while
in town. So, afterward, and armed
with the married names of my 4 great-aunts, I
just may find the boarding house on the old Kay
County tax records right down the street. Yes,
I do have Stanford and Beulah's marriage record,
but it's a poor microfilm version. So, I
thought I would try to get a better one in
Newkirk, since it's so close. Now that I have
the actually book and page numbers, that whole
process will be much faster. And, thanks for
reminding me about the LDS resources. I've been
so busy planning my May research trip to
Oklahoma that I forgot to check their website
for available Kay County microfilm for my annual
September trip to the library in Salt Lake City.
Finally, I realize
that you have spent a lot of time researching my
request, for which I am very grateful. To
further show my appreciated for your time and
efforts, I would like to make a contribution to
your Pioneer Genealogical Society, in your
name. If you could please tell me how and where
to send my check, I'll get it in the mail this
Regards, Barbara Day
Thank you for all the kinds compliments...They are
very much appreciated.
I did finally get in contact with a writer friend
and she reminded me of the fact that they were
mostly located in the vicinity of the railroad
station. In the 400 block of West Blackwell. There
is one she said she found mentioned in the old books
at the museum which is right across from the station
on Blackwell Street. There is also a big yellow
house across the street North that was probably
one. If you can schedule it where you are at the
museum in the morning, the lady the usually runs
things and would know more then the others is there.
A donation would be so appreciated by our small
society. You may send it to the following:
Pioneer Genealogical Society
P O Box 1965
Ponca City, OK 74601
And Thank you very much.
If I can help with anything else, please feel free
to contact me.
the additional information. Who knows, I may
uncover an address in the old tax records, and
find it was one of those located on W.
Blackwell. Be sure to thank your writer friend
for me. This has become a fun quest! Usually, I
spend these family history research trips
digging through dusty old 17th. and 18th.
century records, pouring over huge land record
ledgers, or strolling through cemeteries, not to
mention cranking a lot of microfilm. This time
will be a bit different because the details I'm
researching are more contemporary, and sketchy
at best, since the two parties are long
deceased, as are their siblings and 3
children. I grew up 3,000 miles from these
grandparents, so I never really got to know them
as people. However, after 15 years of
genealogical research, I now know a great deal
about their family histories, way back to the
original Colonies. I have, of course,
interviewed family members, so I know a bit
about Stanford and Beulah's personalities, and I
have a little family lore to work with, like how
they met. Now, I thought I would just roam
around the areas where my grandmother was born
near Oklahoma City, in the tiny town of
Kendrick, take some time to look for her
father's land in Yukon, now a suburb of Oklahoma
City, and then take a casual drive up to Kay
County, to explore where my grandparents met and
married. You've been so very helpful in that
last goal. Plus, I like to tell folks that
genealogical fieldwork is a great way to see
interesting parts of our country, that I might
otherwise not have explored. So, I very much
look forward to visiting your area. I probably
won't find a lot of documentation, but it
promises to be a memorable trip, none the less.
Thanks again for helping me make the most of
this little journey to learn more about my
grandparents. My contribution will be mailed
this week. Regards, Barbara
Libby Stone [firstname.lastname@example.org] February 2008 Updated May 2008
I am searching for information of JAMES T. BICKSLER b. 1848 Virginia.
He relocated from Henry County, Iowa to Kay County, Oklahoma in 1903.
He married Catharine Mathews. She died between the 1910 and 1920 census.
1) Minnie b. 1873 married Robert Davisson Pool
2) Ella b. 1877 d. 1895
3) Frank b. 1880 married Mary Inez Oldt d. Bef 1910
4) Nellie b. 1883 married Pinkney W. Carter
5) Clarence b. 1885 married Jessie
I would welcome any information of this family, especially death information
of James T. Bicksler and first wife Catharine. I know that some of the
children stayed in the area, and I wonder what happened to the land
that James purchased in 1903. James was married to Mary L. Handy and
living in Kansas City, Missouri on the 1920 census. Family information
says that he died in 1921. Did he die in Oklahoma or Missouri?
Search of available records finds the following:
Bicksler Buried in Blackwell Cemetery Block 164 Lot 6
Ownership lists CW Bicksler
Sp 3 James T Sep 01 1848 – Mar 12 1921
Sp 1 Kate Oct 24 1850 – Sep 26 1913
Sp 5 Clarence W Nov 12 1885 – Aug 23 1969
Sp 7 Jessie Lee Mar 23 1886 – Sep 02 1982
Kay County Marriage applications shows
James T Bicksler and Mary L Handy Dec 22 1915 Book 10 Page 103
Clarence Bicksler and Jessie Bush Mar 28 1910 Book 7 Page 503
P W Carter and Nellie Bicksler May 10 1915 Book 9 Page 467
Newspaper index online shows [This is not complete]
Clarence obit Aug 24 1969 Pg2/6
Jessee Obit Sep 3 1982 Pg 8/8
Mrs Minnie Pool Dec 8 1944 Pg 1/7
Rev Robert D Pool Apr 23/24/25/26/1934 Pg 5/8 3/7 5/5 5/2
Kay County court records shows [Not sure how much of this they have
Jessie Lee Will Case P-82-00208 Sep 16 1982
1921 Warden atlas shows
JT Bicksler is listed in Carlisle Twp SW Qtr of sec 26
Nellie [S1/2 of SW sec 19] and Pickney Carter [NE sec 17 – NE sec 21]
are listed in Round Grove Twp
You mention that copies would be available for Jessie's will, and also
land records for James T Bicksler and descdendants. In the Henry County
Iowa newspaper it says that in 1903 James and family departed for Oklahoma
" where Mr. Bicksler purchased a large tract of land last spring."
I don't know if this implies homesteading or not, but it something that
I would like to follow up on.
I am attaching photos of the Bicksler's tombstones
at the Blackwell Cemetery, Kay County, OK.
The 1921 Warden Atlas Carlisle Twp and Round Grove Twp plat maps.
Well, you made me cry with the tombstones ! I don't know why ! When
I saw James tombstone, I just lost it. I guess when you have been tracking
someone for a decade and finally find a resting place, emotions take
over. The funny thing is, this is really a collateral line for me. James
T. Bickslers son, Frank, married my great aunt, Mary Inez Oldt. This
is such a sad story. Mary died the same year as their only son was born.
She died of consumption. Her husband Frank and little son, relocated
to Kay County Oklahoma with his Dad and family. This was 1903. Before
the 1910 census, Frank had drowned in the local river, leaving John
Paul an orphan at age 4 !! James raised him. He is the one I am actually
tracking. (John Paul Bicksler) He is my Dad's first cousin. My Dad will
be 91 in May and has always wondered what happened to John Paul. I have
tracked him through 1938 in Fargo North Dakota, but then he and family
disappear. That is another story altogether !!
Hey, one thing more from Oklahoma would be what actually happened to
Frank M. Bicksler. His death date on the tombstone in Henry County,
Iowa reads that he died July 9. 1904. Would there be death information
on that? That would be only one year after arriving in Oklahoma. Evidently
they took his body back to Iowa to rest with his young wife.The family
thinks he drowned. Now I have just asked you for yet another favor !!
Vicki, if you don't send one more piece of information, I will still
be one happy camper !1 There is no way I could have found any of this
information, and pictures too !!
July 10, 1904 Kansas City Star, Kansas City,
Missouri carried a article that Frank Bickslet had drown and the body
had not been recovered. [Nothing could be found in the local papers]
Jesse Bicksler's will Consists of 30-35 pages
Probate started about Sep 16, 1982 and ran til 1985
There are 5 People listed. As follows:
Ivan L Bush 3226 E 34th St Tulsa, OK Brother
Grace Bush Foster 6007 E 8th Wichita, KS Sister
Ruth Bush Isle The Sequoas Box 8182 501 Portola Valley, CA Sister
Lloyd J Bush Jr 2004 Arapaho Rd Edmond, OK Nephew
James Morton Bush 77 E Missouri Ave #43 Phoenix, Az Nephew
General Inventory listed:
1 1st Nat Tonkawa, OK $10,000 CD
2 1st Nat Tonkawa, OK $ 5,000 CD
3 1st Nat Tulsa, OK $10,000 CD
4 1st Nat Tulsa, OK $15,000 CD
5 US Treas Note $10,000
6 US Treas Note $10,000
7 US Treas Note $10,000
8 Merrill Lynch Stock $45,000
9 1st Nat Tonkawa, OK Checking
Checking $4,834.25 + Interest on above = $17, 248.77
Expenses: Burial, DR & Etc, Estate Tax, Atty fee, $10,570.05
Leaving a balance of $6,728.72
Each of the 5 were issued checks for their share as follows
Feb 1984 $23,200 Mar 1985 $1,046.49
James T land was purchased from A D Landphere So no homestead.
Carter Land The sec 19 piece came from James T to Nellie. The other
pieces were purchased Times must have been very hard for them as it
appears that it was mortgaged time and time again.
***Note: I did not get any copies
P W Carter marriage application says AM Carter Father
Married May 12, 1915 in Ponca City
Age 40 born Ark
Nellie's section says she was 31 born in Iowa J H Bicksler
Robert D Pool ME Church minister of Woodward married them
Clarence Bicksler Marriage application says James Bicksler Father
Married Mar 30, 1910
Age 24 Born Iowa
Jesse Bush James Bush Father Age 24 born Kansas
T H Oarkhill Methodist Minister married them
James T Bicksler marriage application says Samuel Bicksler father
Married Dec 22, 1915
Age 67 born Virginia
Mary L Handy age 50 born Kentucky NO Father listed.
M Porter Methodist Minister married them
Blackwell Journal Tribune Dec 8, 1944
Pool, Buesing rites at Porter's Saturday
Two services will be held at Porter's Funeral home Saturday.
Rites for Mrs. Minnie Pool, former city resident who died at Larned,
Kans., Wednesday morning, will be conducted at 2 pm with Rev O R Henderson
of Wellington officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.
***Note I did look and could find no other obit.
Blackwell Journal Tribune Sep 3, 1982
Bicksler graveside service set
Tonkawa – Graveside service for Jessie Lee Bicksler, 96, a resident
of Hillcrest Nursing Home, will be at 2pm Saturday in the Blackwell
IOOF Cemetery under the direction of McCafferty-Bolick Funeral Home.
She was a longtime Tonkawa resident and died Thursday night. She was
born March 23, 1886 at Augusta, KS. Her husband Clarence, died in 1969.
Survivors include one brother, Ivan bush of Tulsa and a sister.
Blackwell Journal Tribune Aug 24, 1969
Clarence Bicksler Services On Monday
Tonkawa-Service for Clarence W Bicksler, 83, 101 South 10th, Tonkawa,
who died at Ponca City General hospital Saturday morning will be at
2 pm Monday at McCafferty-Bolick Funeral home chapel. Rev W R King officiating.
Burial will be in Blackwell IOOF Cemetery.
Mr Bicksler was born Nov 12, in Salem, IA and came to the Round Grove
aread in 1906. In 1948 he moved to Tonkawa. The lone survivor is his
wife, Jesse Lee, of the home.
Blackwell Morning Tribune Apr 24, 1934
Pool funeral will be held on Wednesday
Reverend Pool was born November 14, 1872, on a farm near Burlington,
Iowa—the son of a Methodist preacher. He has been blind since 12 years
of age. August 28, 1895 he married
Survivors include his widow, his son, a brother, John W Pool, pastor
of the New London, Iowa Methodist church, a sister, Mrs M L Poulter,
Mt Pleasant, Iowa and Miss Lydia S Pool, a sister, a missionary at Khandwa,
This is the entry I found on line:
Just found this entry January 2008
Name: John P. Bicksler
Date of Death: 21 Oct. 1949
Place of Death: Tacoma
Estimated Birth Year: Abt 1900
UPDATE MAY 2008
One of our members has been transcribing the
obits and death notices in the old newspapers 1893-1908. These are on
the PGS Website.
This was found in his transcriptions of the Ponca City News.
At least now you know "The rest of the story"
from the Ponca City Daily Courier, 16 July 1904
Death by Drowning. -- The Chikaskia near this place
claimed another victim last Saturday, in the person of
Frank Bicksler, a young man living southeast of the
city. Mr. Bicksler, in company with several other men,
was in swimming Saturday afternoon and sank from
their view without warning and completely disappeared
despite their efforts to recover the body. Saturday
afternoon and evening and all day Sunday searchers
worked in vain trying to locate the drowned man.
Explosives and other means were used but all seemed
futile. Early Monday morning some boys found the
body in a measure lodged or held by the overlapping
branches of some trees. They fastened the body to the
tree and came to town to notify the undertaker. Chas.
Richards and Undertaker Fyffe went after the body and
it was prepared for interment. Bicksler was a single
man and made his home with his parents on the farm
commonly known as the Charley Goetting place. The
funeral was at the farm home southeast of the city
Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev Woodward of the
Methodist church, and the body was taken to the old
home in Iowa, Tuesday, for burial.--Blackwell Times
Kimberlee Bishop-VanHeulen (email@example.com)Jan
across a photo of my father's best
friend who was killed in WWII
His name was Lawson Goodner.
I wonder if
there is a page with soldiers from Kay
County who actually survived the war?
Lawson's twin brother Lawrence Goodner,
and my dad Dale Bishop were from Ponca
City and they survived the war. My dad
made it to staff sergeant and was a
sharpshooter in WWII. He came back with
severe shellshock and spent time in
hospital. He had been injured 3 times by
grenades and bullets. I am trying to
find any photos of my dad when he was
young. He would have been the same age
as Lawson Goodner. My dad was best
friends with the Goodner twins. My dad's
name is Dale Bishop, no middle name, and
DOB is 6/8/1923. I know he moved to
Ponca from Pauls Valley when he was a
very young boy and he must have attended
Ponca City schools. It is believed he
only attended school through the 8th
grade and I am trying to verify this.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
I am seeking information on the family of George and Loula
(Stilwell) Bissell who resided in the Mulhall/Blackwell area on land
obtained in a lottery. It is believed that she was Dean of Women at
a nearby college. Send information to: Arlene Clewett VroomanPO Box
1054Woodbridge, CA 95258-10
Douglas Smith [firstname.lastname@example.org] April 2007
I am working to establish the early history of the
Blackwell branch of my family, which is concentrated in central and
southwest Missouri. However, due to some information I have discovered,
I believe there may be a connection between the two brothers that
brought my Blackwell's to Missouri and other Blackwell's who may have
settled in Oklahoma.
More specifically, I was wondering if you could put me into contact
with anyone who might know the genealogical history of those
who founded Blackwell, Oklahoma. Please feel free to forward this
e-mail to anyone you believe might help me.
My Missouri Blackwell's, the brothers Joseph and George W. Blackwell,
migrated from what is now Meigs County, TN, in 1831 and 1836 or '37,
respectively. They were both reportedly born there in 1794 and 1805.
They established themselves in what is now Hickory (formerly Benton)
County, MO. There were several other Blackwell's of similar ages in
this part of Tennessee in the 1820s and early '30s, and some in my
family believe some of these went on, eventually, to found Blackwell
I am eager to find links to other branches of this family, and I am
looking for someone who might be able to help prove or disprove the
possible link between my Blackwell's and Blackwell, Oklahoma.
Can you help? I would be very grateful. Thank you, Douglas Smith email@example.com
I'll try to help you if I can
concerning your Blackwell branch.
The name of the Blackwell, OK. founder was A. J. [Andrew Jackson]
Blackwell b. in Gilmore Co. Georgia in 1842 and came to the Cherokee
Nation in the 1880's. He died in 1903 of pneumonia and was buried
in Chelsea, OK.
His wife was Rosa "Vaught" Blackwell
3 children King David Blackwell Solomon Blackwell Hazel Blackwell
Of course there are numerous write ups & books on the town. So
if he happens to be in your line, I could give you more help. I just
gave you the bare necessities to get you started.
There would be charges for any copies & mailing fees if you find
you want more info.
Let me know if you need more help.
Thanks very much for your prompt and helpful response to my earlier
I think this is sufficient information to discredit the rumors that
AJ and his clan were related to my ancestors. I am fairly clear on
my line from the very late 1700s until the present, and there is no
Georgia connection. In fact, by 1842, all my line was already in Missouri.
Thanks very much for helping me close off this avenue of research.
Best regards, Doug Smith
Anthony Andres Rodgers [Email bounced]
I am looking for any and all information concerning Rhoena
Bland or Samuel Bland. They were born in your state in the early 1900s.
Rhoena's mother's name is Hicks
Rosa [XSuperBeex@aol.com] January 2008
on my great grandparents grave, the headstone says pioneers of ok, how
do i find proof of this and were Effie and William bonham in an org?
they are buried in Blackwell ioof cem. thank you Rosa
Not exactly sure how to answer this, but a family member who was responsible
for burying them had to know that or it wouldn't have been put on the
stone. They could have made the run into OK, or come soon after &
staked a claim.
There were 5 different runs into OK. & you didn't say which one
they were in nor if they settled around Blackwell or just where else
in Kay Co.
If you could give me a time period, that might help.
Sounds like you already have a pic of the stone, so probably have their
b. & d. dates from that.
If you need anymore help, feel free to email again
Thank you for getting back with me. I did some calling but no one is
still alive that knows why or how they were Oklahoma pioneers.
their birth and death are;
William Henry bonham b/11-4-1866 d/7-13-1939
effie Josephine hempsmyer bonham b/3-14-1885 d/1-17-1972
Where can I find info on the land run names or how to find how they
I checked the library with their land run books
of families & did not find any Bonham's listed. I don't know of
any other way to check.
I looked up their obituaries in the micro film while I was at the library
& nothing is mentioned about them being Pioneers.
Do you know where each of them were b. & their children?? Maybe
you already have their obits. Anyway, all that is listed. If you should
want them, I can email them to you
William Henry bonham b/ Ohio
effie j hempsmyer bonham b/ cherryvale Ks
One child b/ walkweda OK, rest in blackwell OK.
Yes, please send all you have on this family. Thank you for your time
and response. it is very much appreciated. Rosa
WILLIAM HENRY BONHAM
Funeral services for William Henry Bonham, 72, who died suddenly at
his home, 815 E. College, at 6:00 P.M. Thursday, will be held at the
Roberts mortuary Saturday at 4 P.M. with Rev. E.W. Harrison, pastor
of the Christian Church officiating.
Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Bonham was born in Ohio, Nov. 4, 1866 and had been a resident of
Blackwell since 1924, coming here from Cherokee.
Surviving are his wife Mrs. Effie Bonham, a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Day
of Jefferson: four sons, Charles, who resides in Montana, Johnnie of
Blackwell, Howard of Enid, and Earl, who makes his home in Arkansas:
Mrs. Lizzie Rogers of Mt. Hope, Kans., and a brother, George Bonham
of Supply, Okla.
EFFIE BONHAM'S SERVICE
IS SET WEDNESDAY AT 2
Mrs. Effie J. Bonham of Blackwell died at 11:05 a.m. Monday in Hillcrest
Manor Nursing Home where she had
resided for the past four years. Her residence was 707 W. Dewey. She
The funeral service will be at 2 P.M. Wednesday in Barr Funeral Home
chapel with Rev. Lew Davis, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.
Mrs. Bonham had lived in the Blackwell area since 1924 coming to the
community from Lamont. She was born
March 14, 1885 at Cherryvale, Kans. and was a member of the Christian
She was married to William Henry Bonham on March 22, 1903 at Grant City,
He preceded her in death in 1939.
Also, preceding her in death were one son, Howard; a daughter, Rosa
Conill; 2 brothers and two sisters.
Survivors are three sons, Charlie O. Bonham, Drummond, Mont.; Johnie
W. Bonham, Blackwell, and Pearl D.
Bonham of Billings; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Day of Elkhart, Kans.
23 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren
and 23 great-great-grandchildren. and one brother Roy Hempsmyer, of
Thank you so much. Info does the dates work to join the pioneers of
Will have to get papers for you to fill out. Get back with you when
I find out what you need to do.
Mary Ann Strote [firstname.lastname@example.org] October 2004
The family i am researching on is booth. and their may
also be another family that lived there in the area family name is
carlton. the farm area is in Newkirk
isaac boothand wife Josephine are my direct family
there is an alford lee and lillian booth i want to find out more about
the carlton is walter carlton and there may be children to him that
have died and i wonder if they are in the newkirk cemetery. as i said
there are a lot of questions i need to write and make things clearer
as to what i want.
my isaac booth i believe purchased his farm land in newkirk before
ok became a state i have some land purchased papers that i would be
glad to send also to you to have and look at. and i am sure you will
be able to explaine them more to me what exactly they are. i also
believe i have a copy of isaac's receiving his naturalization ship
paper from there also.
tryed to find the marriage of isaac booth to josephine (shaffer) carlton
up in Kansas smith center smith co Kansas that is where she was from
but there was no record of marriage of Isaac and Josephine.
was married to walter carlton up in smith center i did find their
marriage but i can not find the death of Walter Carlton in smith center
smith Kansas either. so this is why i want to try and see if by chance
walter is buried there in newkirk and that isaac and josephine married
there in Newkirk also. do you have death records of around 1894 and
marriage of 1894
i know josephine and walter had 1 living son he was walter carlton
jr. per the 1910 census there in Newkirk Kay co ok Josephine had 8
children there were 4 alive and that of course is the son of walter
calrton and her 3 children of isaac booths there may have been a child
verny Carlton and of the 2 other Carlton children i do not know.
Verny and 2 other i would say are buried with Walter Sr. i would say.
i checked all the records in kansas and found none of them there so
i am hoping they are there in newkirk or area.
Isaac Booth - Josephine Corralton
Marriage Oct 12, 1894 Isaac - Age 57 born England - Resides K Co,
OT - Father: Thomas Booth Mother:Elizabeth Woods Josephine - Age 37
born PA - Resides Smith Co, KS - Father: Wm Schoffer No witnesses
are shown Ceremony performed by John Mundy Minister.
Alfred L. Booth - Lillian S Cole
Marriage Nov 7, 1906 Alfred - Age 36 born IL Resides Newkirk, OT -
Father: John Booth Lillian - Age 37 Resides Newkirk, OT - Father:
Julius Pochel Witness: HG Stocks and Mrs JA Stocks. Ceremony performed
by Jessie AB Oglevee Pastor Presbytrian Church.
Kay County Oklahoma"
Newkirk Cemetery - Newkirk,
Isaac Booth 14 Nov 1834
- 21 Mar 1917
Josephine Booth 2 Apr 1862 - 23 Mar 1930
Alford Lee Booth No date - 16 Mar 1918 Aged 47 yrs
Lillian S Booth 1869-1923
Warden Atlas of Kay
List Isaac Booth Heirs in Dale Twp [Copy Twp map]
Patent record for the land issued
to Isaac Booth 4/17/1903 Certificate #4080 Application #6601 Kay County
There was extensive research done
on this family - copies available on request
Bonnie Baker Roth [email@example.com] August 2009
Seeking obituaries for the following people and dates:
Nellie Blanche Braithwaite (nee Baker) died 17 Mar, 1927
buried: St. Mary's IOOF Cemetery, Ponca City
Florence Edward Braithwaite died 4 Aug, 1954
buried: same as above
and their son
Lawrence/Laurence R. Braithwaite September, 1973
last Soc. Sec. payment Perry, Noble County, OK
I would be happy to pay for any services rendered, or I can send a
retainer for someone to begin research.
Correction: the gravestone said Florence Edward died on August 4th.
The death certificate says August 11, 1954. He died in Perry, Noble
Have attached obit for Nellie Braithwaite. From
The Ponca City News, May 17, 1927.
Could not find others.
Obit is online
Richard [VRAE16@aol.com] October 2005
I found the following information
on page 222 of the "Cemetery Inscriptions-Kay County Oklahoma"
published by our Pioneer Genealogical Society of Ponca City, Oklahoma
in 1978, under the Newkirk Cemetery.
Brent, William S; 7 May 1855 - 29 Nov 1936 W/Delila Ann
Brent, Delila Ann; 31 Aug 1856 – 1 Feb 1942 H/Wm S
[Marlene Hume Stewart]
Thanks very much. We were lucky enough to be helped
by your group a couple of years ago. Verle's great grandfather disappeared
from Orange Co, Indiana in 1910 and never heard from again. Some rumors
had him murdered. One son looked for his father for the rest of his
life & never knew what had happened to him. His grandson was very
grateful to find out what had happed to him. Thanks again. Richard
John F. Bridgess (often misspelled as Bridges or Burgess) and Helen
M. (?) are shown as man & wife in 1930 Blackwell, Kay Co., OK, census
and we are interested to know if there was a marriage license or certificate
filed. Any information or assistance is greatly appreciated.
I am a member of the Oregon Genealogical Society of Tillamook Co. and
will gladly help someone needing information from this area
I searched our Marriage application database
and did not find John F Bridgess/Bridges/Burgess and Helen M. Have you
tried Sumner County, Ks.? Lots of people who lived in this area, went
to Wellington, KS to get married
Rick Albright [KD6DKC@aol.com] October 2005
I found a William W Bright listed
on page 222 for the Newkirk Cemetery. It reads: Bright, William W
- no date - died 9 July 1919 Age 70 years; also a second one:
Bright, William W – 1908 – 1944 [Marlene Hume Stewart]
Thank you so much for the above information. William
Walker Bright, 1849-1919 was born in Gallia Co., OH; the youngest
child of Virginia-born Jacob Bright & Maria F Shields Bright.
The family moved to Decatur Co., IA when William was about two years
old. William’s sister, Mrs. Emeline Bright Hinds, also moved to Oklahoma,
settling in Payne County. I have no record of William marrying, but
the younger William you found would seem to be a son. I was stationed
in Norman, OK at the Nave Air Technical Training Center in late 1957,
so my family has several connections to your state ,gg. Thanks again
for sharing your records.
I did some follow-up research after your e-mail arrived
and found that the older of the two William W Brights WAS married—three
times!—and that the younger William W was his grandson, via son Arthur
Bright, who also lived in Kay County, as did a second son, Earl Bright.
Between living in Iowa and moving to Oklahoma (before 1900) the older
WW Bright also lived in Washington Co., KS (1880) His first wife was
Loisa----and His third was Alice--. I don’t mean to flood you with
a bunch of information you don’t need, but I just wanted to show that
your cemetery data produced several breakthroughs for me and I do
thank you. WW is only a cousin to my direct ancestor but I work all
the family lines and I love adding leaves to the family tree…Rick
[Joodybos@aol.com] January 2004
I'm trying to research the death of a "BRINEY"
infant/child, first name unknown, in the 1920's, Blackwell, OK. My
grandparents were Jessie Blanch (SHAW) and John "Nels" BRINEY.
They had a son who died and was buried in Blackwell somewhere. I'm
assuming the Briney's were farmers since that's what they did most
of their lives; or built bridges. Believe they moved to Iowa in 1930's.
The death would have been prior to 1926, since that's when the mom
died (young). Any information or assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Briney is buried in the Plainview
cemetery, northeast of Blackwell. The stone says
Briney son March 4, 1900; f JN; m Jessie B.
per Kay County Cemetery Inscriptions page 304
CATHERINE M (OWENS)
Nancy May [firstname.lastname@example.org/nancymayhotmail37.com]
Looking for where Catherine M (Owens) Brookhart died,
death date, where she is buried. The last census I found her on was
the 1910 in Tonkawa Township, Kay County, OK. Also looking for obit
on her, still unable to find out her parents. and help would be appreciated.
Her children: Newton Samuel, Henry Clifford, Mary, Anna May, William
E. First spouse Redmond. She is alive in 1911 as she is deeding her
land to her children. Thanks
BROWN, Cleveland Charles
Deb DeVusser (email@example.com)
Sept 28, 2012
Charles Brown, Deceased 23 Feb 1920 in
Blackwell, Kay, OK. Born 16 Sep 1889 in
Co KS. Looking for birth cert for
children Burl Brown & Mel Brown (twins)
born 01/09/1917, Edna Fay Brown born
approx 01/28/1919. Edna "adopted out" we
think at about age two, to Critchlow
ideases where I can find BC & DC
the children were born in Okla. you will
have to obtain any b. & d. records from
Dept of Health
Northeast 10th Room 117
City, OK 73117
advise calling them first as there will
be a charge and I have no idea what that
is. That way they can tell you what you
need to do. I can also tell you that
Okla. began filing birth & death records
in 1908, however, mandatory filig was
not until 1917. Years oruir ti 1940 are
Deb DeVusser [firstname.lastname@example.org] May 2009
I am trying to assist my 92 year old step-father locate lost sisters.
In the early 20's Cleveland C. Brown died from influenza, and his wife
Myrtle Brown became incapable of raising their children:
Charles Leroy Brown , Rosa Mae Brown, Burl W. Brown, and Edna Faye Brown.
"Roy" and Burl were farmed out to distant family while the
two little girls were placed in an orphanage. The entire family was
in the 1920 census on W. Dewey St. I cannot find anybody past that date.
Is there any possibility that there are adoption records or state census
records to track the girls? Burl says that it might have been an Oklahoma
City orphanage, but records were lost (not sure if a fire or what) but
he has come to a dead end after years of searching. He is in very poor
health, and I am attempting to help find a miracle.
Could you give me some born dates of the below?
Are you sure they all stayed in Kay Co. I would have no other records
or way to check for any other Co. should they have moved.
Adoption records, if able to access them, would
probably have been in Okla. City.
Since Brown is such a common name there are numerous Brown's in my marriage
I found an Edna F. Brown / W.F. Camden applied for marriage in the 40's.
Would that be a date that could apply to your Edna??
Also, there are several Rosa Brown's listed also.
I also found a Charles Leroy Brown b. in the 20's.
That's why I need some kind of b. dates. Give me as much info as you
can find out or even come close to and I'll do some more checking.
Thanks so much for responding to my query. I have the 1920 census data
that my step-father verifies is his family.
Living on West Dewey Ave (around 700 block I think) of Blackwell.
Charles LeRoy Brown (the oldest) in 1920 he was 7 yrs. old. (Roy) Was
his nickname. Went back with his mother in Texas in 1922. So his date
of birth would have been circa 1913
Rosa May Brown She was 5 yrs. old. DOB circa 1915
Burl Wilson Brown was 3 yrs. old. DOB 1/08/1917
Edna Fay Brown Was 1 Yr. old. DOB circa 1919, so yes she could easily
have married in the 1940's
Father: Cleveland Charles Brown. 30 yrs. old DOB circa 1890 and must
have died shortly after the census
Mother: Myrtle Edna (Castle) Brown. 25 Yrs. old. DOB circa 1895 in Missouri.
She married Erby Noblett circa 1924.
Burl seems to think maybe the girls were in and orphanage in Oklahoma
City, but not sure why.
THANKS SO MUCH, for any assistance you can provide. I had planned to
scour the 1930 census records at my local library (they have ancestry.com)
but they are closed on Sundays
So far I have found nothing on your family.
I did find the Charles Leroy Brown I told you about is not yours since
he was born in 1929.
The Edna that married a Camden have been unable to find the Camden name
anywhere, either. May have left this area.
If you can find out anymore detailed information, if they are in this
area, write back & I'll check again Otherwise, I can't seem to help
If I find out anything else, I'll let you know. One thing Pops said
was that one of the girls (not sure if Rosa Mae or Edna) was in Bartlesville,
OK in 1936---- this was per Mabel Bassett ( a woman that used to work
for the state, now deceased)
Have a great day!
Lynda Daily [email@example.com] August - October
I am seeking information regarding Phoebe Burgell, b. 28 May 1884 in
Tennessee and d. 1943, possibly around the 19th of the month, at Ponca
City. I have information that she was buried at Ponca City Cemetery,
I presume is the IOOF Cemetery.
The 1900 Kay County Census has her living with her grandparents, Andrew
Judith Shupe in Blackwell Township. Her mother was Sarah Ann Shupe,
don't know the name of her father. She married Charles Edward Burgell
circa 1905. They had 10 children born in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank
Both Phoebe and Charles Edward Burgell are buried
in Ponca City IOOF cemetery.
C. Ed Burgell 1873-1963
Phoebe Burgell 1884-1943
also there are
Tom V. Burgell 1907-1955
Sally (Sallie) M. Burgell 1897-1974
Thank you for the information on Charles and Phoebe Burgell. Their
first child, Florence Lee Burgell, was born in Oklahoma 21 Aug 1906,
I presume in Kay County.
Tom Burgell was their 2nd child. I didn't know he had married or what
happened to him, so thank you for the information you found. Is there
marriage record for them or an obituary for either Charles or Phoebe
or Tom or Sally?
Did not find marr. for Charles & Phoebe.
Also, did not find marr. for Tom V. & Sally
Did find Florence Burgell / Benjamin F. Lear application date for marr.
6-29-1926 from Newkirk, Kay Co. But can't seem to find them in any of
the surrounding cemeteries, so could be they left this area.
Also found Charles Edward death date--Jan 28 1963
It could be that the Burgell marriages took
place in Sumner County, Kansas.
The SSDI shows Charles Burgell's last residence was Colorado at the
his death, so I don't know if there would have been an obit for him
in PC but would love to have it, as well as one for Phoebe Burgell,
Tom and Sally.
The information on Florence Burgell is most interesting. According
1930 Noble County, Oklahoma census, Florence was married to Otto Thornton
probably around 1926 as their first born child, Wanda Lee, was born
1927 in Noble County. Living with this was Florence's daughter, Rosemary
Stephens, who was born 6 Sep 1924 in Kansas. I haven't come across any
other Florence Burgell in my research, so would guess the marriage to
Benjamin Lear did not take place. Florence and Otto Thornton died in
Were there any obits for the Berieters?
I notice the listing of the Blackwell Cemetery shows Bereiter infant
died 1912 buried there. Arthur and Mattie didn't have any children that
know of, unless this infant was the only child.
Also, hoping you might be able to find one for Phoebe Burgell, since
died in 1943, don't know the month.
These people are buried in the Blackwell Cem.
Effie Lula Bereiter
W. T. Bereiter
-------Bereiter 1912-1912 Our darling infant daughter
I'm assuming this is husband & wife.
Am attaching 3 more obits.
Don't know if you need newspaper dates for all these obits or not but
here are the ones from the 3 I'm sending
Obit for Emma Shupe Legard Blackwell Weekly Sun----Thurs. March 21 1912
Mattie Beriter----Blackwell Journal Tribune---Sun. July 22, 1951
Tobe Beriter------ " " " ----Sun. Aug 5, 1951
I am sending 5 more obits. Paying when we finish is fine with me.
All of these came out of the Ponca library microfilm
C.E. Burgell 1st one Ponca City News Mon Jan 28, 1963 (dies in Colorado)
2nd one "" "" Tues Jan 29, 1963
Phoebe Burgell Ponca City News Feb 11, 1943
Thomas Burgell Ponca City News Mon. May 2, 1955
Sally Burgell Forman Ponca City News Fri. Mar 22, 1974