The Afton American, Thursday March 21, 1957, page 1, column 6
Emma Freeman Dies In Afton
Mrs. Emma Freeman, 80-year-old resident of the Afton-Grove
area for the past 60 years, died early Tuesday morning at 2:30 at the
Johnson hospital, following a long illness. She made her home
here with her daughter, Mrs. Alberta Bohanon.
Mrs. Freeman was the widow of the late Ed
Freeman, veteran peace officer of Northeastern Oklahoma and who
preceded her in death 10 years ago. They came to Oklahoma with
her husband following their marriage in 1897 from near Excelsior, Mo.,
making the trip by covered wagon.
She was a member of the First Christian church.
She is survived by one son, Hugh Freeman,
Afton; another daughter, Mrs. Dorotha Ice, Springfield, Mo.; two
sisters, Mrs. Lillie Mclaskey and Mrs. Elsie Deakins, both of
Osawatomie, Kan.; a brother, John Hufft, of Tokyo, Japan; 14
grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday
at the Christian church with Mr. Bert Layman, pastor,
officiating. Interment was in Mount Hope cemetery under direction
of the Burke funeral home.