Vivian [Email bounced] Feb 2004
Joseph Lynch Martin, served in Civil War on Confederacy
side; born 1820, probably in Osage in Indian Territory, died 1881; married
Julia Lombard, who was born 1823 (don't know where), died 1845. Joseph's
son was Alexander Lombard Martin, born circa 1874, in Osage, Indian
Territory, OK. Died Dec. 7, 1915. Married to Maggie (?) Quinton who
was born in Claremore, Indian Terr., OK, about 1865.Anyone recognize
this family? A beginner would appreciate your help
Glyn Thomas [Glyn@sbgi.or.uk] Dec 2004
Jane's original surname was JONES (maiden name was THOMAS). Her first
husband is believed to have died in a mining accident, presumably in
Pennsylvania, which is where she originally entered USA (we think) around
1880. She then re-married and became Jane MASON, husband's first name
unknown Not sure if she traveled to Ponca City (PC) as JONES and married
there, or was already married and a MASON when she got there. My relatives
say she traveled by covered wagon, but I'm not sure if this was a "wagon
train" like we see here in the cowboy films! Not sure of date of
Jane's arrival in PC, but my great aunt (deceased) visited her from
Wales in 1926-1929. At that time she was running a hotel or restaurant
in PC, but I have no info on the name of the place. Was Ponca City very
big at that time?
We always welcome any enquiry no
matter where it is from. I did not find any marriage records, so she
was probably married elsewhere. A search of the city directories for
that time period revealed There is a N. A. Mason who worked for the
Marland refinery, and a R. O. Mason, who worked for the telephone company,
living in the Miller hotel at 209 1/2 South 1st street in 1926. There
were about 15 small hotels in operation in 1926
I am trying to find who Lola Wood married after she divorced by Grandfather
Ollie Matheny 6 Oct 1909 in Kay Co. Her parents, Perry and Anna L Wood
ran a cafe in Ponca City. Can you be of any help?
Sorry I have no access to divorce records. I can't find anything on either
one if they stayed here. Such as burial or marriage.
I did find her parents buried in Ponca City IOOF cemetery as listed below~~
Perry Wood Jan 17 1864 Feb 3 1953 w Laura; Father; cs
Laura Wood Nov 1 1861 Nov 15 1943 h Perry; Mother; cs
Is there someone there that I could get to search for the obits for Perry
and Laura? They might tell where Lola is and who she married. I would
be glad to pay for them.
FUNERAL SERVICES ARE
PENDING FOR MRS. WOOD
Funeral services were pending at the Gill Funeral Home Monday afternoon
for Mrs. Perry Wood, 82, who died at her home at 502 S. 7th st. earlier
in the day.
Mrs. Wood had lived in Ponca City for 40 years. She was born Nov. 1, 1861
at Newton, Illinois and came to Oklahoma from that state. Her husband
is among survivors.
Other survivors are 2 sons, John D. Wood, Fort Smith, Ark. and Harry V.
Wood, Ponca City; 2 daughters, Mrs. Della Reese of the home, and Mrs.
Joe Swoboda, of Omaha, Neb. Also, surviving is a granddaughter, Miss Della
Wood, Arkansas City, Kansas formerly of Ponca City. A daughter and 2 grandsons
preceded her in death.
From Ponca City News Nov 15 1943
FORMER CITY MAN,
PERRY WOOD, 89,
DIES IN NEBRASKA
Perry Wood, 89, of Omaha, Nebraska former Oklahoma pioneer and long time
resident of Ponca City, died early Tuesday morning at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Joe Swoboda of Omaha.
Funeral services are pending with the Gill Funeral Home in charge of local
arrangements. The body will be sent here from Omaha Wednesday.
Born at Charleston, Illinois June 17, 1864, he moved with his parents
to Douglass, Kansas when he was 21. He first came to this state at the
opening of old Oklahoma when he made the run in 1889, and remained in
Oklahoma about one year then returned to Kansas.
Following the opening of the Cherokee Strip, Wood came to Ponca City and
opened the old Casino cafe on East Grand where the W.W. Virute dry goods
store is now located. He managed this cafe for five years, then left Ponca
City for a number of years, two of which he spent in Kansas City.
Mr.& Mrs. Wood returned to Ponca City and opened the present Wood's
Cafe at 121 S. First approximately 37 years ago and operated the eating
establishment until they sold it to C. H. Putt.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Swoboda and Mrs. Frank Reese, 506
S. Seventh; 2 sons, Harry Wood 324 S. Palm and John Wood of Oklahoma City;
2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Wood died here in 1943.
Wood was en-route in April 1889 to take part in the first run for homes,
which was opening the first six counties to homesteading. When Wood and
some of his friends reached the Salt Fork River, just south of this city,
it was bank full and had no bridge. Wagon after wagon kept arriving on
The travelers crossed the river on a railroad bridge. Horses were led
across the stream and the men of the party assisted each other in drawing
and shoving the wagons across. They made it without an accident.
From the Ponca City News Feb.3 1953
Since I found out the names from the obits I sent
you, I checked my books and found this out that might help too.
Kay County Marriage Book
John D. Wood married Alice M. Kelley 11-26-1912
All the following below are buried in Ponca City
John D. Wood 3-28-1891 3-25-1966 w. Alice M.
Alice M. Wood 12-25-1895 7-14-1948 h. John D. Eastern Star
Della Wood Rees 10-12-1894 11-26-1965
If you'll notice from the obits Della's name was spelled
Reese~~but I think it should really be Rees like the cemetery has it.
The Swoboda name must be the Lola you were looking for, since I couldn't
find her anywhere around here.
Hope this has given you some help and another state you can check in.
Shirley Harlan~~~Corresponding Secretary
Thanks again. Found Lola Swoboda bn 1888 died in Nov 1974 in Omaha and
am now trying to find an obit there. You helped a lot. Any charge?
No, no charge. Glad you found her.
Albert Emerson Mendenhall and Ruth Ann Mobley Mendenhall, and five living
children were living in Kansas in the 1900 US Census. The five living
children were Lester L., Sophia G., Lorena L., Deaver K., and Gladys E.
In the 1910 US Census Albert and Ruth were living in Alva Ward 1, Woods,
Oklahoma and Deaver and Gladys were the only children living with them.
Lester was living as a single person in Murdock, Ellis, Oklahoma. Lorena
and Sophia were married and living in Oklahoma. I have reason to believe
that between 1900 and 1910 Albert Emerson and Ruth Ann and the five children
were living in or near Blackwell and that Lester may have taught school
in or near Blackwell. I am trying to find out more about this decade events
for this family
I find no Mendenhall's buried in or near Blackwell.
So am thinking they probably did leave the Kay Co. area at some point.
I did find a Lester Mendenhall / Emma Reed took out a marriage licence
Gladys E. Mendenhall / Thomas W. Roe took one out 6-26-31 but they probably
left too, as I found none of them here.
Sorry, but that's all I could find in Kay Co
Georgia Geske [Geskega@aol.com] May 2007
Please, would it be possible for one of your members to lookup an obituary
for me? His name is Hugh Miller, and he died in Blackwell, Kay Co, 26
July 1910. Do you know the cost for death certificates at the Kay County
Courthouse? Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Hugh Miller Dead
Hugh Miller died at his room at the Commercial Hotel, Tuesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. Mr. Miller was for years a merchant tailor in this city,
but two or three years ago his eyesight commenced failing and he later
went blind and was compelled to give up all work. He fell down stairs
about a week ago, and died as a result of those injuries. Mr. Miller,
we believe, has some children but they evidently lost all love for him
long ago, as he was permitted to live as best he could for several years,
and more recently at the expense of the county.
He was buried Wednesday afternoon in the local cemetery. There are several
good sermons in the story of life and death of Hugh Miller and the final
summing up would, we believe, be that in all of his troubles, he was more
sinned against than sinner.
A copy of the obit. is available if you want.
A death certificate must be obtained from Ok. City. Address below
Vital Records Service
Oklahoma State Dept. of Health
1000 Northeast 10th
Oklahoma City, OK. 73117
The cost is 10.00 and you must also send copy of a photo ID with your
You can also go online & type in Ok. death records, then click on
Vital records for death & there is also a page you can print off that
you'll have to fill out in order to obtain the death certificate.
Another way to try is---type in NCHS vital records. Then click on the
state you want, & all the info you want is there.
Hope this will help you. If you need anymore help, just let me know.
Bette Forgy [email@example.com] June 2005
I am helping friends of mine locate some family members.
His grandparents were living in Ponca City back in the 30's, names were
George Washington and Mary Frances (Molly) Minor. The grandmother was
killed in July of 1934 a car was suppose to have hit her. Could you
check your records for information on the Minor family, as I also believe
she is buried there. George Washing Minor died 1-December-1943 and is
buried at Tecumseh, Oklahoma. Very appreciated for any information.
I live in Washington State.
Ponca Visitor is Killed in Accident
- Ponca City News July 18, 1934 Page 10 Col 6
Mrs. Mary Frances Minor, 69 year
old resident of Konawa, was fatally injured shortly after 5 o'clock
Monday afternoon when crushed between a car and a tree at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Edna Schreckengaust, six miles east of city. Mrs. Minor
and her husband, Ponca City hospital in the Downey ambulance. She died
at the institution about 4:30 O'clock Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Minor and her husband George
Minor and their two sons, George, Jr., of Shawnee and Rube Minor of
Konawa, had been visiting at the Schreckengaust home. While the car
was being craned it rolled forward and pinned Mrs. Minor against the tree.
She suffered severe body lacerations and internal injuries when struck
by the headlights and fender of the automobile.
Funeral arrangements had not been
completed Tuesday afternoon, pending arrival of word from relative,
according to head of the Downey funeral home.
Survivors include the widower; two
sons and two daughters, Mrs. Schrekengaust of the city and Mrs. Bessie
Harms of Modesto, Calif.
[Copy of article available on request)
Penny Musser [firstname.lastname@example.org] May 2007
I am looking for family information in the Newkirk area
around 1904-1910. The family name is Elmer O and Jenny C Mohr, they
had two young girls at the time of there arriving to Oklahoma. They
had two sons born in Newkirk, Harold was born June 12, 1905 and Kenneth
was born July 07, 1907. Elmer lived in El Paso, IL. before moving to
Newkirk. He had a faming background and could do anything ""handy-man".
He may have been in law enforcement. Also was there any organization
" Anti-Horse thief Association" in the Newkirk Area? William
Fredrick Mohr, Elmer's father, owned land in Kay County. This information
was obtained from his WILL upon his death in 1916. Another family name
could be Albert and Nettie Leasman, may have something to do with the
Just received your letter of Mar.
16 last night at our monthly meeting.
With just a very quick check of my books there is a Nettie V. Leasman
w/death date of 8-12-1970 buried in the Newkirk Cemetery. The funeral
was handled by Miller-Stahl Funeral Home. Her b. date May 26, 1877
Then there is Eilbert Leasman Sept. 7, 1874 d. Dec.14, 1933
Could this be your Albert you mentioned??
Frances W. Leasman Oct.12, 1906 d. Nov.11, 1927. All 3 are in the Newkirk
So far have found no Mohr people. Is the land info you sent with your
letter in the Newkirk area???
If you have any further info that would help me, please let me know.
And in the meantime I will do some more checking for you.
Yes the Leasman is family, and yes the property was in Kay County,
the information was on the will of W F Mohr. Please let me know any
cost and where to send a check. Thank you
I have found the land area you
sent with your letter. It is N.W. of Newkirk, Kay Co. bordering on the
I can send you a copy of the map, but would probably be better if I
mailed it to you.
Is that what you wanted, a direction of where the land is??
And yes, there was back in those days an organization
"Anti-Horse Thief Association". I checked for Elmer's name
but could not find him. Have still been unable to find any of your Mohr
people you asked for. They may have went to another County in Ok. or
maybe up into Kansas.
Let me know what else you need & if you want me to send you the
Nettie V Leseman obit online
Carolyn Cavalli [email@example.com] June 2011
I am research my mother’s family. My great grandmother died in Kay County,
OK and was hoping to locate her obituary. Her name was Cora Bell Moore
died 23 Sep 1930 in Blackwell, Kay , OK.
I greatly appreciate any help you can give me.
I went to the library to check the microfilm for Cora's obit, but they
did not happen to have the 1930 census.
However, none of my cemetery records show she is buried here. Are you
sure she is buried in Blackwell???
I received from a family member that Dugger Funeral
home in Blackwell, OK handled the services so I am assuming she is buried in Blackwell.
I found her buried in Braman Cemetery, which is a very small town about
9 miles N. of Blackwell.
Cora Belle (Dix) Moore 10-14-1875 9-22-1930
Pleasant Grant Moore 1868-1935
Dugger Funeral Home is no longer in business but another funeral home
bought them out, so am assuming they took over the records. I'll call
them today & see if they might have any other information on them
that might be useful to you
I called the funeral home & the lady checked Cora's records they have
but there was no important other information on it, only the cost of the
Sorry I couldn't help more.
Thank you anyway. I was just hoping to find an obit that might give me
little insight on the family.
I appreciate all the trouble you went to.
Mary Douglas [firstname.lastname@example.org] February 2009
Please tell me where I might find copies of the obituaries for Henry
Lee Moore who died 10 March 1967, Blackwell, OK and his wife, Besse Myrtle
Northrup Moore who died 30 June 1969, Blackwell, OK. I am willing to pay
reasonable research and reproduction fees.
Obits found for Harry L Moore and Besse M Moore,
transcribed records in the death records section of the online records
Michelle Bley [Chelle2032@aol.com] Feb 2004
I am researching Woodson H. Morris b. November 08, 1848,
Christian Co., KY. Family in Newkirk, Kay Co., OK by 1900. A wealthy
landowner, he was convicted for murdering Finis Cassidy on April 6,
1907 and sentenced to life at Newkirk. Woodson died September 01, 1916
assuming at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlister, OK where he
is listed in the 1910 census. The murder took place on Feb. 27, 1906.
Would like to have copies of the court documents pertaining to this
event or newspaper articles.
Wondering if the local historical society may be able to help and/or
a researcher for the courthouse.
[Full Transcriptions of the following
newspaper articles available on request]
The Ponca City Daily Courier, 28
February 1906 DOUBLE MURDER NEAR NEWKIRK. T. W. Cassidy and Son Shot
by W. H. Moms. WAS IN DALE TOWNSHIP. Killing Grew Out of a dispute Between
Morris and the Cassidy's in Regard to the Settlement of Accounts.
The Ponca City Democrat, 1 March
1906 Another shooting scrape occurred at Newkirk Tuesday afternoon,
in which W. H. Morris of Dale township shot and killed T. W. Cassidy
and his 18 year old son.
[The following articles are out
of chronological sequence, but they contain the resolution of this case.]
The Ponca City Democrat, 24 May
1906 DAMAGE SUIT! Killing of Cassidy at Newkirk Results in Widow Seeking
The Ponca City Courier, 6 October
1906 Morris Acquitted.
The Ponca City Democrat, 11 October
W. H. Morris, charged with the murder of the Cassidy's, father and son,
at Newkirk, was acquitted
The Ponca City Daily Courier, 1
AGED MAN AT BAR OF JUSTICE. Woodson Morris Faces Murder Charge Second
The Ponca City Daily Courier, 6
The Ponca City Daily Courier, 4 April 1908 Morris Case Appealed.
Woodson H. Morris was born 8 November
1848, died 1 September 1916, and is buried at the Newkirk Cemetery.
Suzanne Phillips [email@example.com] April 2004
I'm looking for Emma J Moyer, Jacob U. Moyer, Walter I.
Gertrude B (Gertie) Moyer. Their daughter and son-in-law are buried
Blackwell 100F Cemetery. (Everete Bird and Jessie Bird). Thanks
Suzanne (Bird) Phillips.
Walter I Moyer Discovered Dead Blackwell
Sunday Tribune April 4 1937 Pg 4 Survivors are two daughters Ethel Moyer
and Mrs Jesse Bird; two grandsons, Max and Dale Bird.
Jessie Bird Obit Blackwell Daily
Journal Tribune May 25 1955 Pg 2 She was born Jan 2, 1900. Burial will
be in the IOOF cemetery under direction of Roberts & Sons. Survivors
are two sons Max L Bird of Wichita, KS and Dale Bird of Oklahoma City,
OK; a sister Mrs Ethel Talley of Mission, TX
[Copies of Newspaper articles
available upon request.]
Robert Cline [firstname.lastname@example.org] Mar 2004
Hi, I am doing family research on the Cline side of my
family. I am looking for records for Mary J (Cline) Musgrave; she was
born 23 Jan 1849 in Ohio and died 12 Jun 1915. She was listed on her
father's obituary in 1911 as living in Nardin, OK and I found her listed
on the 1900/1910 census' as living in Rock Falls, Kay, OK. I appreciate
you assistance and look forward to hearing from you. Bob
I checked the 1920 census, Sanford
age 47 and his mother Mary age 68 are still in Kay County ed 142, sheet
7, line 46.
I checked the "Kay County
Cemetery Inscriptions" which were published in 1976 and could
not find them listed in any of the cemeteries in the vicinity of Rock
Falls or Nardin, including the cemeteries of nearby Grant County. This
does not mean that they are not buried here, just that they have no