Atoka County, Oklahoma Genealogy
part of the OKGenWeb and USGenWeb Project
Home | Cemeteries | Census | Lookups | Master_Index | Obits | Photos | Queries | Resources | Surnames | Towns in Atoka Co. | State Resources

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 great great granddaughter of Mrs. Vail.

© 1996-2023 by OKGenWeb ~ Atoka Co. Coordinator

State Coordinator: Linda Simpson Asst. State Coordinator: Mel Owings