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Bill & Ella Seymour Etter

    On June 7, 1884, William (Bill) Emory Etter was born in Jack County, Texas to John Henry, (son of Henry C & Nancy "Utt" Etter) and Amanda Jane, (daughter of John R. & Susan Elizabeth "Sherrell" Armstrong) Etter.
     He had five sisters, Victoria, Alice, Cora, Mattie, and Mary. He had two half sisters, Minnie and Octavia.  He had four brothers:  Emor, Henry, Nathaniel and Robert.

     Bill married Pearl Alice McDaniel on July 19, 1903 in Jack County, Texas. They had three sons, Leslie, Reese and Harold.  Harold died 1909 and Alice died before the 1910 census.  Less than a year later, Reese died around five years old.  Alice is buried at Bailey, Stephens, OK.

     On June 21, 1917 Bill married Ella Seymour in Chickasha, Grady, OK. They lived in Rush Springs before moving to Comanche County in the mid 20s.

     Ella Elizabeth Seymour was born October 7, 1898 in Forney, Texas to Thomas Hunter  (son of Robert & Elizabeth Ingram Seymour) & Josephine Evaline (daughter of Jeremiah Henry & Sarah "Mays" Taylor) Seymour.

They were the parents of fifteen children.

    Bill passed away  January 13, 1961 at his home in Fletcher, and is buried at Fletcher Cemetery.  Ella passed away on November 17, 1973 and was buried beside Bill on November 19, 1973.

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