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Submitted on 17Feb2015 by Judy Wiley
Looking for an obituary for Cora (Hagadorn) Hamilton b. 1877 d. Sept 15 1973 in Fairview, Major, Oklahoma. I haven’t seen the Hamilton name listed in the Major county surnames, but am hoping someone will be able to help me.

Submitted on 28Feb2014 by Glenda Stehr
I have an old quilt – signed and embroidered names.  Two of the names are Ida Howell(my paternal grandmother) and Maggie Molden(my maternal grandmother)  At the center of the quilt is P.N.G. Fairview, Oklahoma.  I am trying to find out what P.N.G. stands for.  Probably looking at the late 1920s and/or the early 1930s.

Surname: TUTTLE
Submitted on 5Mar2014 by Terri Kukla Since Henry Tuttle lived and was buried in Orion OK, I was hoping that there might be a history or bio about him. Especially since he served in the Civil War and was a Pensioner. I believe he had a son named Charles S. Tuttle.e.

If theres a local history book that might have information about the veterans buried there or a family history.

Surname: MILLS
Submitted on 2Sep 2012 by Jeff Smith
I am trying to find information on the Thomas Boyd Mills Family that lived in Major County for the 1920 Census.  He was a Painter. Thanks

Surname: MURRAY
Submitted on 20Apr2012 by:Harold Beaver
I have read that Jeremiah A. Murray 1832-22 Jan. 1918 died in Ames, OK. Can anyone verify this and name the cemetery? I believe that Jeremiah Murray could have been a country preacher along with his brother Jacob. So, he might not have lived in the area too long. The info I got is that he was buried at a Baptist Church Cemetery in Ames.

Surname:  FULLER
Submitted on 30Sep2011 by:  Shelley Cardiel
Found an old Photo. Check out the information at:  FULLER

Surname: SANDERS
Submitted on 5Aug2011 by Delana Herron
Looking for the family members of Vernie Ray Sanders. Vernie had three sons: Steve, Graid and Todd Sanders. His mother was Virginia Marie Cooper "Sanders"  His father is Daniel L. Sanders. His sister is Dana Sue Sanders, last known married name was Waters 1976. I am Delana Herron his cousin. My father and his mother were brother and sister. My email is I am not sure where Vernie died (Mar 26, 1977). I know he lived in Tulsa OK, His mother & father-Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Submitted on 4Jul2011 by Terry DeVetter
Marriage lookup for George Thomas Rooks and Ethel I. Turpin. George was born in 1892 and single on 1910 census, so marriage after 1910.

Surname:  McLeod, Vitali
Submitted 27May2011 by Gail McLeod
My name is Gail Vitali McLeod.  I am trying to obtain information regarding my late father’s sister, Mary Vitali, who was born in 1910 and died during childhood from smallpox, I believe.  She is counted in the 1910 Census for Gowen Township.  My father wasn’t born until 1914, but his brothers are also shown in the census, as well as his mother.  I would like to find any information available regarding Mary; e.g., exact birth date and date of death

Bill Hunter HENSON/HUNTER Robert HENSON, son of Robert and Sarah (ARTHUR) HENSON, married Barbara Ann HUNTER, daughter of ABRAHAM and Patience (McFADDEN) Hunter in Knox county Kentucky October 19, 1851.  The family moved to Woods county Oklahoma before 1900 and were in Major county in 1910.  I would like to get whatever information possible on their children and descendants. Where are they buried?  Any information will be a big help.  Bill
Hunter, 66 Glencairn Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1S 1M6. 

Diana in Enid Looking for information on Jerome Rector,  Elmer J  Champion he is buried in Rusck Cemetery by Fairview Ike Henline and his wife Ava Rector Henline

Lawrence Gee I am looking for anyone with info on a James Davidson who died at  Lahoma, Okla.  I am not sure what county that is in but it is a few miles north of Fairview.  I have been unable to find his grave.  He d.1899.  He was the father of Nora Davidson Kersey who is buried at Fairview Ok.  Thank you. 

James Ray, - POPE, Mrs. Francis (nee Ray): 1910 Fedral Census: Majors County Frank Pope, 42, IA ; Mary Pope, 42, NE; Phoebe, 16; Clark, 13; Dorothy, 11;Wallace, 9; Hall, 5 Would apprececiate any information on my grandfather's sister and her family, that moved to Ridgefield area around turn of century.

John W. Reed July 11, 1997 | I am searching for information on GEORGE WASHINGTON REED. He was born in 1830 in Jennings county, Indiana, and participated in the Oklahoma Land Rush in 1893. GEORGE WASHINGTON REED settled in Major county where he operated the "Reed Farm." 

Sharon Turner Samuel Austin CRITES,born May29,1875,in Payola, Miami,Co Kansas died October 26,1941 in Ames OK,Major Co. Married Alice Knight June 1898. Alice was born in Mt. Ridge Kansas, McPherson Co. Alice KNIGHT/CRITES died June 1906 . May have died in El Reno, Lawton, Hinton. I am seeking any information anyone may be able to provide me. Alice KNIGHT/CRITES was Earl Arnold's ggrandmother, she died be- fore her daughter,Lillian Jane CRITES was 3 years old. Thank-You for any and all help-S turner 

David M. Dunlop I am looking for relatives of my great grandfather Glenn Branson Haines, who lived with his family in Alva, Oklahoma. His parents were Joseph and Marcella B. Haines. He had four other siblings, Ora Haines, B. Haines, Della Haines Harston, and Agnes Haines Fash. I have Glenns obituaries and death records from Beaumont, Texas. He died Oct 22, 1938 in Beaumont. Any clues would be helpful 

Howard I am searching for the burial records of the Zeigler Lone Star Cemetary that is located in Major County.I have contacted the County Clerks and mortisians in Fairview and Wynoka, but no one seems to be able to help me with these records. My Grand Father and three of his children are said to lie there, but I would like proof. We were out there and found no markers remaining for them, but found five unmarked graves(all they had was a small stone block but no name, they apeared to have been put there resently)I am wondering if these could be my familys graves. Any info would be appreacated. Thank You. Sincerely 

Dr. Terry R. Conley | I am trying to learn more about my great-grandfather Charles Conley and his sister, Mrs. Josie Laughbaum. Both came to the Fairview area and homesteaded land near Cedar Springs about 1898. Mrs. Laughbaum died in Fairview in 1918, and I have her obituary from the file at the library. Charles Conley died in 1935 (exact date uncertain) and is buried in Fairview Cemetary in the same plot as my grandparents, Lou Conley and Grace Conley, as well as my uncle Ebert Conley. I was in Fairview recently and was unable to find any information about Charles Conley from the obituary file, and the microfiche for the 1935 newspaper appears to be incomplete. If any person has information regarding Charles or Mrs. Laughbaum I would be happy to hear from you. 

Robert A. Henricksen | I am searching for information on my Great Grandfather. His name was JOSEPH E. ETHRIDGE ..Born May 3, 1873 in Monett, Missouri and he died in Okeene hospital on Oct 17, 1932. He is buried at a cemetery in Isabella, OK. (Major Co) right near your area. I need the address of Isabella Cemetery, so I can write to them for information. I also have many other relatives that are buried at Isabella cemetery, which includes Joseph E. Ethridge's father who was MARTIN VAN BUREN ETHRIDGE. The only other info I have about Joseph, was that he was accidently shot and killed by his 14 yr old son (Joe Jr.), and Joseph E. Ethridge died in a Okeene hospital. This information was apparently printed in the Fairview Republican newspaper. I am hoping to contact someone who can help me locate some of this information. It is quite possible that some of the related Ethridge members are buried in Okeene, but I would like to have the address of Isabella Cemetery or phone # for someone to talk with. I would appreciate any help that can be given. Thank you. Robert A. Henricksen 16511 - 193rd Ave. East Sumner, Wash. 98390 (360) 897-8839 

Peggy Morgan I'm seeking information about my grandparents Haywood and Emma Jane Morgan. They were in the Major Co. census jn 1910.My grandmother died in Okeene in 1914.Any info will be greatly appreciated. Also, can anyone tell me about Cimarron Twp.? Thanks! 

Marsil Creech | CREECH, William Patton b. 1869 Lee Co Va, married Nancy Alice Cox Wolfe Co Ky ca1900. Their children: Martha married Charlie Martin in Woodward Co OK; Bertha m. a Forsythe; Maude m. a Critz in Major Co Ok, John M. died ca. 1938 unmarried; Augustus d ca. 1836 unmarried; Fielden b. 1903 at Belva OK m. Lena Elizabeth Troilo 1931 Bexar Co TX; Really would like to find info on the siblings. Marsil Creech 506 S. Mississippi, Roswell, NM 

Derwin Wilson Hi, I need help in tracing my Grandmother. Her name was Lela Clare Morse she was born about 1900 possibly in Kansas. She married a William Oliver Marshall in Reydon OK, abt 1930. She died in Reydon about 1936 and I am told was buried in a cemetary there that was eventually either damaged or removed because of the construction of a road. Other surnames I have encountered in my research that connect to Roger Mills county are Scrivner, Gray, Hemphill, Horton. If anyone has any info, please e-mail me. Thanks. 

Bill Price Please note Spelling of names could be wrong I am seeking information on the Price and Whitaker surnames. I have traced my grandfather Walter Price to Ada, Oklahoma. I believe he married Selena Alma Whitaker in Oklahoma , not sure where. Selena Alma Whitaker had many brothers and sisters as follows: Henery Helen Deli ( possible Delbert ) Felix Media ( possible Madia ) Newt. Selenas' father was Phelix Bell Whitaker. Mother is unknown at this time. Some of the Whitakers moved to South Texas ( Wesalco ) and was involved in the citrus business. Additional information: Henery Whitakers' children are: Eutha Ethel Verna Harvey Aline James Jewell Earl My quest has found some relatives in Atoka, Oklahoma. If you are related or have any knowledge of any of the listed or not listed people, please, please, please contact me at the follwing email addresses: 

Cliff Stockton I am looking for any info on Authur Macdonald Conner b abt 187? in OK. His wife was Mira Cealie Musick, b Sept 11 1885 in OK. My mother was born Aug 19 1909 in Leedly OK. Authurs Dad was Miles Conner, mother was Mary Isabell Smith. No birthdates or places. Believed to be in OK. Mira Cealie Musick parents were Thomas Musick, and Mary Neal, also believed to be from OK. 

Roger N. Whiting Richer - my gt, grandfather, Peter Bonesteel Richer m(2) 24 January 1901 Minnie Christina Peterson at Enid, OK. They had three children: Alice, b. 20 June 1903 and may have m. a Stanley; Roseltha, b. 28 March 1909 and may have m. Ben Plunkett; and, Peter, b. 27 Dec 1907. My gt, grandfather Peter d. 3 November 1927 at Cleo Springs, OK; death of wife unknown. Would like to find more information about these families. 

Leona Headley | Anyone connected to Martin Van Buren ETHRIDGE/ETHERIDGE in Major Co. OK? He came into Major County by 1920 from Woods Co.Trying to find information on his parents Burrell and Anna (MABANE) ETHERIDGE/ETHRIDGE and on Martin's children. 

Dee Raymond Can anyone tell me the location of a town in OK called Estelle in the year 1904? My great grandfather, William Perry Hobson died on 8 Feb. 1904. His obituary which appeared in the Pratt County Republican newspaper located in Pratt, KS says that he died in Estelle, OK apparently while visiting other relatives with the same last name of Hobson. I'm trying to find out more about his death and who he was visiting. Since his funeral was held in Pratt just 2 days later, Estelle must have been fairly close to Pratt. If that is the case, then Estelle must have been in either Woods, Major, Grant, or Alfalfa counties. However, Estelle no longer appears on current maps. There is an Estella that is in Craig County in eastern OK, but that would appear to have been too far away. Thanks, 

Jackie Lamorie Hi, hope this is the right place. Am hunting for my Granddad. John H. Armstrong. He was born Jan 16, 1868 could be Arkansas or Fairview, Ok. which is Major County I believe. He did live in and owned property in Fairview, Ok. in the early 1900's. He married Fonda Bell Young in about 1903 give or take a year. We believe that to be in Fairview also. So far can find nothing. Was told he was a Marshall or Sheriff, this could be in Fairview also. Any and all help really really appreciated. Will hope to hear something. You can contact me at Thanks in advance. Jackie 

Chuck Gibson My Grandmother Was Julia Lorene Davis. Her father was Wesley C. Davis and her Grandfather was Ciscero G Davis from Ringwood, Major Co. Julia married Charles Alfred Gibson 9/19/1927 in Fairview, Okla. Would like more information on Davis Family. I am trying to get some information on some of my relatives who moved from Johnson County, MO to Major and Garfield Counties. I have a Rudolph Medley who in the 1920 census lists him as living alone in Garfield County 66 years old. He was married to Elizabeth and had two children-Joseph and Myrtle. The was a Joseph Medley in Ringwood, Major County in the 1920 Census that was probably his son married to an Esther with two children Floyd and Bernice. Another family I have that moved to Garfield County (1920 census) was William B. Helterbrand. He was married to Ida M. and had 4 kids-Minnie (17), Sydma (16), Albert W. (13), and Mildred G. (9). I was wondering if you could find out when they died and if you could get me obituaries for them. The censuses does not list a city for them-just Garfield County. I would appreciate the help! Hopefully your county library has a obituary file where you could just pull them up! Let me know how much you charge. I live in Dayton, OH and can't get out that way too easy. If you need anything from out this way, let me know. Also I have information from Nemeha County, KS if you need anything! 

Julia Avery I am searching for information on ELIZABETH ANNE LUST (b. cir 1875 in Russia d. 9 Dec. 1947 in Reedley, CA). She was married to HENRY LUST (b. cir 1874 in Russia d. 21 April 1935 in Enid, OK). They lived in Orienta, Major County, OK. Henry is buried in the Fairview cemetery. Elizabeth's parents are probably buried somewhere around Orienta. I don't know their names. Her death certificate listed parents as unknown. The LUST'S were Germans from Russia. Thanks for any help. Julia Avery 7347 Foxwaithe Lane Humble, TX 77338 (281)446-8319