Mrs. Frances Folsom Vail
September 3, 1857—June 14, 1931
Mrs. Frances Folsom Vail, mother of Mrs. W. D. Austin of Pauls
Valley, and pioneer woman of Atoka, died Sunday, June 14, after an
illness of more than a year, being confined to her bed most of the time.
Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church at Atoka
on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, June 15, conducted by Rev. H. O.
Morris her pastor.
The deceased was born at Scullinsville, Indian Territory, on
September 3, 1857, and moved with her parents (Coleman Folsom and
Elizabeth Cole) to Atoka when a very small child. She was married to
James Washington Vail on August 18, 1871, and to this union wee born ten
children. After the death of her husband she moved to Featherston to
make her home with daughter, Mrs. Mittie Fatherstone McCall.
Mrs. Vail had visited her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Austin in this city
and had many friends who will be grieved to learn of her passing. She
was laid to rest by loving hands under the banks of beautiful flowers,
six grandsons acting as pallbearers.
Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were; a
sister Mrs. Green Taylor, Chickasha; a daughter, Mrs. W. D. Austin and
three children, Dallas Vail, Frances Folsom, and Junia E. Austin, and
Mrs. Anna Boatwright of Krebs.
Mrs. Vail leaves to mourn her passing, eight children, five
daughters and three sons, thirty-two grandchildren, fourteen
great-grandchildren and a host of friends.
Note: Mrs. Vail is buried in the Old Atoka Cemetery.
Submitted by Shanta Jones firstname.lastname@example.org great great
granddaughter of Mrs. Vail.