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Queries - O

 

OAKES

Patricia Oakes-Allen [silenthill@cove.net]

I am seeking information on the Elmer E OAKS family. They are on the 1930 census in Ponca City. Wife is Lula M (HUFFMAN) OAKS (41), widow; Leeta (12); Martin R (10); Earnie Lewis (7). I have Earnie's death cert (d.
24 May 1998 in Tulsa), which says he was born in Ponca City on 27 June 1922. I am trying to find a death date for Elmer and Lula OAKS and any other info on this family in the Kay County area. In 1920, (1920 census), Elmer and family was living in Jasper County, Missouri. I am also looking for info on his brother, Perry OAKS, who was living in Ponca City on the 1920 census with wife Gertrude (2d wife) and daughter, Viola. By 1930, Perry was in Okmulgee County, OK. Possibly, daughter, Viola May was married in Kay County.

Patricia Oakes-Allen
Silent Hill
797 Jacks Corner Road
Hopewell, PA 16650-7951

Lula M. was born in 1888 and died in 1945. No other dates available. She is buried in the Ponca City IOOF cemetery. Per Cemetery Inscriptions page 403

Judy Hakins [glasmama@yahoo.com] August 2005

I am looking for genealogy information on EDSON E. ORTON, his wife Mary S. and their daughter Florence (?). Edson was born 31 Aug 1849 in Fairfax, Franklin, VT and died 1 Mar 1929. He is buried at the IOOF Cemetery, Blackwell, Kay Oklahoma. I found the family in the 1920 census in Blackwell. I do not know how long they lived there, his occupation, etc. His mother, Abigail HAKINS Orton (b.19 Sep 1820 VT; d. Dec 1870 NY) was an ancestor of my husbands. Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

info I found as follows:
Buried in the Blackwell Cemetery
Block 232 [All ORTON] Robert, Edson E, Mary Francis, Edson E, Charles A, Clarence.
Block 246 Una Jackson [Streamer], Susan [Streamer] Orton, Ernest Streamer
3 Pictures of Tombstones found. Edson 1844-1929, Edison [Edson?] ?-1933, Robert 1932-1933, CA 1875-1957, Mary F 1878-1960
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Blackwell Journal Tribune Newspaper articles
Edson who died in 1929 - None were found for him....Library does not have the 1929 newspapers. I'm checking to see if there were copies of them made or not.
Mary Susan Orton 3/29/1943 Page 1 Col 6 [Copy]
Florence Jane Orton Moses 11/7/1976 Back page [Copy]
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Marriage records
Isabel Orton - Ernest Hankla [1915]
Leona Orton - Roy Shelton [1917]
Mattie Orton - Oliver Darr [1920]
Una Stearmer - James Jackson [1909]
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and also in the newspaper obits
Mattie Darr [1938]
Grace [Mrs Charles A] Orton [1987]
Isabelle Orton [Mrs Earnest Hankla] [1987]
Robert Edison Orton [1933]
JoHanna Orton [Mrs Ed Larson [1956]
Irvin Orton [1933]
Una Jackson [1992]***She was 103 when she died

North Central Oklahoma History book Page 100 Betty Orton

Copies available of the following upon request:
Mary Susan Orton - Record of Funeral and Obit
Florence J Orton Moses – Obit
Tombstone picture - Edson – Edison – Robert E – CA & Mary Orton

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Linda Thompson [llt@kconline.com] June 2005

Would it be possible for you to obtain two obit's for me? One would be for Homer Owen who died in Ponca City in September 1968. The other one would be for his wife, Eutis Frace (Hyatt) Owen who died in January 1980 in Ponca City.

Death claims Homer Owen, 85
Homer A D Owen, 85 died Monday afternoon…He was born Feb 13, 1883 in Huntington, Ind and graduated from veterinary college in Ontario, Canada in 1909…For 25 ½ years he was associated with the Phillips Petroleum Co in the Burbank field…Surviving him are his wife…two sons, Orville, Oklahoma City & Eddie, Crescent; three daughters Mrs Earl (Florence)McKeever, Bartlesville, Mrs Otho (Ruby) Harvey Hewins, Kan, Mrs Johnnie (Ethel) Marchesoni…;two sisters Mrs Charlotte Lee Huntington, Ind & Mrs Beatrice Shidler, Kopnisch, Mich…Preceded in death by a daughter, Beatrice and a son, Allison.
Funeral service will be at 10am in the EM Trout & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev Argus Hamilton, pastor of the First Methodist Church will officiate….burial will be in the Newkirk Cemetery…
The Ponca City News September 2 1968 - Ponca City, Oklahoma
[Trout Funeral Home Book 10 Page 247 of their records]

Entis Owen Rites Friday
Mrs H A C (Entis) Owen died Wednesday…Born Dec 11 1882 in Huntington, Ind…Surviving are two daughters…two sons…Funeral service will be 10am Friday in EM Trout & Sons Chapel with Dr Fisher Blanton, pastor of First United Methodist Church…officiating…burial will be in Newkirk Cemetery…
The Ponca City News January 10 1980 – Ponca City, Oklahoma
[Trout funeral Home Book 16 Page 155 of their records]

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