The Afton American, Thursday, January 20, 1944, page 3, column 1

     Funeral services for B.R. Freeman, 92 who died Tuesday, January 11, in the home of his son, Ed Freeman, here, were held last Thursday in the Latter Day Saints church at Fairland.  Burial was in the Fairland cemetery.
     Among those from out of town who came here for the services were:  Bob Freeman, Mrs. Homer Ice and children, of Springfield, Mo.; Howard Freeman of St. Louis; and Hugh Freeman of Atwood, Okla.
     Berry R. Freeman was born in the state of Arkansas on March 22, 1851, and died in Afton on January 11, 1944, at the age of 92 years, 9 months and 20 days.  In 1869 he married Vella Cooper, and they were the parents of three daughters and eight sons.  The wife and five children preceded Mr. Freeman in death.
     Mr. Freeman came to Ottawa county in 1899 and has been a resident of this community continuously since that time.  He was a pioneer farmer and witnessed the development and transition of the Indian Territory into the state of Oklahoma.  In his later life he became affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and was faithful to that belief.
     Surviving children are:  Mrs. Minnie Yoho, Iola, Kan.; Ed Freeman, Afton; R.E. Freeman, Tulsa; C.W. Freeman, Marshfield, Oregon; J.C. Freeman, Moro, Oregon; Fred Freeman, Long Beach, Calif.