Judith [firstname.lastname@example.org] May 2011
I am located in the state of WA, but have a good amount of family history
in Kay County. I am attempting to put all the various family information
together and would appreciate finding obituaries on individuals. Do
you do such research and provide copies of each found?
I appreciate you may have fees. Please advise.
Recently I started thru some of my old research and discovered holes
here and there. I'll prepare an initial list and send it tomorrow.
I am delighted to be in contact with you. Thank you
Arthur Lee b/d. 1886 inf Wolf Crk Cem Newkirk
Jess A d. 5 19 1972 Blackwell Cem [online]
Juanita E. d. 12 16 1998 Blackwell Cem [online]
Claude d. 1959 I00F Cem Tonkawa [online]
Evelyn d. 2001 I00F Cem Tonkawa [online]
Gladys L. d. 8 7 1976 Newkirk Cem [online]
Harvey R. d. 8 21 1971 Newkirk Cem [online]
Hazel d. 1975 I00F Cem Tonkawa [online]
Henry A. d. 1 19 1955 Indian Cem Tonkawa
Henry R. d. 1998 Indian Cem Tonkawa
Jack J. d. 9 5 1962 New Home Cem Eddy
Minnie d. 1-1-1974 New Home Cem Eddy
Rosa M d. 1915 I00F Tonkawa
Will C. d. 1934 I00F Tonkawa [online]
Rilda J. KIRKENDALL-Jenkins d. abt 1925 Blackwell Cem ... "Rilda"
or Morrilda possibly; mother of Gladys, Jess and "Dee", widow
of James Wm Jenkins (not sure who Dee is ...m or f...?)
MAY to Frank McCoy Blackwell Dec 19 1905 name spellings as shown on
lic, witnesses, location
I may not have made myself clear when I mentioned
I could do a marriage lookup for you. I can do that--but I do not have
access to the marriage license. If you want a copy of the license send
Kay County Court Clerk
Newkirk, Ok. 74647
Include a SASE + $1.00 for each copy
A marriage application was made for Frank McCoy and Mame Reynolds Dec
19, 1905 Book 5 pg. 422. Include that with your letter. Will make it
easier for them to look up.
The obits will take me quite awhile to get them all, so bear with me.
I will get back to you at a later time & let you know what I've
been able to find.
Okay,. Thanks for the clarification, I'll send to the courthouse for
a copy. Since she was "Reynolds" at the time of marrying Frank,
she married and divorced between 1900 and 1905. Hmmmm wonder where and
who Reynolds is.....better check Kay County Divorces. A new piece of
info... thanks. She was single living with her parents in the 1900 Fed
This possibility---"Reynolds" was her maiden name. Really
kind of depends on their ages when they married in 1905. If she was
an older person, and HAD BEEN married to someone else, he could have
died and not necessarily divorced. If you have her born date, figure
from there what her age would have been in 1905.
Check that 1900 census you said she was living with her parents &
see what her parents last name was.
Her maiden name is Jenkins....in the 1900 Census she was 22. Single,
living in the family home. Yes, she could have been widowed but I am
mailing the courthouse for the marriage certificate so requesting a
court check for a divorce I felt would save time The est time period
I would believe would be 1901-1904. I have another state to research
if the end of the marriage isn't in Kay Co. Finding a death record on
Rogers without a first name or date I am not sure I would hit successfully.
If it is death, it could be early in Kay Co. I have seen your web and
could have missed the information.
I checked an on-line OK Marriages site, by Groom, for Rogers....no bride
Thanks for your input
Update: That name "Mame Reynolds" you sent.... it seemed familiar
but there wasn't a note in my computer.... looking through paper files
I found she and Frank McCoy's marriage lic that I had requested from
the courthouse in 2006....no wonder I had missing information.... I
needed further research on this name. I have so much on these families
but when there is questions I don't input to the computer record until
the question is satisfied. ... uff... it is a lot of work but it has
its rewards. I have been working on my maternal and paternal families
since 1994. Skip any concerns on this marriage.... I'll have to look
at divorce or death.
Just wanted to give you a little update on where we stand.
I have been able to find 6 obits so far. Tomorrow I will have to make
a trip to Ponca City Library, (since I don't live in that town) to try
& finish up with the others.
The ones you couldn't give me a complete death date on, month, day. I
have no way of trying to find an obit for those people. My records just
give the year also. If you have any knowledge from your searching, you
can let me know later.
Also, if you'll send me your address I can mail them to you when I finish.
I wondered how the research was going and if I should go ahead and send
you advance money. You can let me know about that.
The death dates with only a year; I had hoped there might be an indexed
data base of the county deaths at the county courthouse or other history
collection locations ( local libraries, gen/history societies, etc).
How does Kay Co Government keep track of deaths in the county? Any suggestion
on discovering the actual date?
Thank You for the update, greatly appreciated
I sent the obituaries for Jenkins today. Bill is included. You will
get a lot of family info from them. My head was spinning from all the
names & who belonged to who :)
Alyson Arevalo [AGArevalo@freemanhealth.com] May 2011
I am looking for an obituary on the following gentleman:
James William Jones
B: 07/15/1896 Texas
D: 12/14/1978 Ponca City, OK or Crowley County, KS
(Social Security last benefit was sent to Ponca City, OK, but James
is buried across the state line in Crowley County, KS)
We believe that his wife was Germania Lee Cloer, and had at least three
sons including a Walter E. Jones.
Thank you so very much for your time. It is appreciated!
I will check the microfilm to see if I can find
his obit. Our charges are $2.00 for any obit + printing.
I do know his funeral was handled by Grace Memorial Funeral Home in
Ponca City. He evidently died there but was taken to Arkansas City,
Kansas and buried at Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
I'll get back with you about the obit.
Thank you so very much! I will be anxiously waiting your answer.
I do apologize for my mistake, but James’ wife was Maudie B. (Dempsey)
We are hoping that this is the father of our long lost Walter Edwin
Jones who disappeared when his son, Coy Edwin, was two years old in
1946. On Walter’s son’s birth certificate, it says that Walter was born
in Hart, TX, and the only Jones family in that area in the 1930 census
was a James and Maudie Jones, living in Floyd Co, TX with a son, Walter
E., born around 1922, and a set of twin boys.
Walter married Reba Martin (she was fourteen) in 1941 in Barry Co.,
MO, and then they moved to Amarillo, TX where he had family. When her
father became ill, she came back to Missouri with their 2 yr old son
to care for him in July, 1946. Walter sent her things to her through
the mail, and told her not to come back. She remarried in 1953 after
a judge granted her a divorce for desertion. No one has a clue what
happened to Walter after July, 1946.
I know we are clutching at straws, but so far we have eliminated many
Walter E. Jones, and hopefully one day find the right one.
I will make a trip tomorrow to try to get the obit you wanted.
In the meantime, I found out this info and you can do some checking
to see if this might be the right person you have been looking for.
Walter Edwin Jones b. 14 Sep 1922 in Floyd, TX.
d. 3 Nov 1983 San Diego, Calif.
His parents listed as James William Jones and Maudie B. Dempsey
Walter is shown as having married another lady around 1946 and having
Does this sound familiar to you as to being the right Walter??? With
Jones being such a common name I'm sure there are thousands of Walter
E. Jones's. Didn't know if you had maybe already found this and maybe
ruled it out.
Anyway, just another area to check.
Thank you for letting me know. Actually that is wonderful information…
We did have the social security index information, and it matches the
year Walter would have been born per his age on his son’s birth certificate.
However, we did not know about the marriage in 1946. It would be extremely
interesting to find out exactly when he remarried and to whom.
Your help is appreciated!
I have the obituary you wanted for James William Jones. Actually it
is very informatiive with a lot of information that should help you.
I guess I must have forgotten to ask for your address, if you want this
mailed to you.
Oh my goodness yes, please mail it! I’m so excited! I just can’t wait
to see it… Thank you! Thank you!
Sylvia D Douglass [mailto:email@example.com] July 2004
A few years back we tried getting a death record for an
Johnson, who died in Kay Co Jan. 19, 1912, but were told no record was
found for him. We have an obit, but need his death record to find out
who his parents were. Any suggestions? Would the mortuary have that
information? My cousin has the copy of the obit, but Samuel died in
or near Blackwell. I believe he was buried in the private cemetery on
the Disney Farm. We
have found since we first requested the death record that Samuel had
the name Johnston when he married and on the 1850 census when he was
None of the Funeral homes or the cemetery have
any record of a Samuel Johnson/Johnston.
I don't show any record of Disney in this area for that time period.
There is a James Disney listed in Grant County. Have you tried there?
It's possible they would have a record of the Cemetery on the Disney
Grant County Historical Society
RR3, Box 301
Medford, OK 73759
Phone: (405) 395-2822
At the usgenweb site this volunteer
will do lookups http://www.rootsweb.com/~okgrant/lookupsgc.html
Lookup Volunteer: N. Dale Talkington
The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma
Cemetery, funeral home, and newspaper accounts.
by Deone K. Pearcy and N. Dale Talkington
34 cemeteries, 14,204 graves