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Submitted on 7Mar2015 by Jon Rogers
Looking for any possible info on my grandfather, John E. Rogers, possibly lived in Rogers County prior to 1916, may have been born there. Married to Minerva Allen circa 1914-15. Sorry but I don’t have birthdates or other vitals. He and Minerva were divorced prior to my farher’s birth, and Minerva wouldn’t talk about it. Any leads would be appreciated.

Surname: JENKINS
Submitted on 17Oct2013 by Nancy Bushong
Looking for the family of John Jenkins born 1883, died 1964 in Chelsea, married to Dessie.  They are buried in Snider Cemetery.

Surname: FOREMAN
Submitted on 18Jan2013 by: Janelle Foster
Seeking burial site of Amanda (Smith) Foreman, date of death 12 Feb 1920 inSan Miguel co. NM. Her body was taken to Claremore, Rogers Co. for burial. Her husband James A. Foreman died between 1910 and 1920. Would like to know where his burial is. He served with 1st Cherokee Cav in Civil War and was listed ont he 1910 UCV list in Roswell, NM. He needs a VA marker for his service.

Surname: POTTER
Submitted on 9Dec2012 at: for information about a Johnnie Cleveland Potter. as far as i know he was Born sep. 3 1921. died aug 19 1964 of hopkins. And buried in Claremore, Ok Has a son named johnnie douglas potter who passed away in 2009. These are my father and grandfather and I know little about them.

Surname: HASTY
Submitted on 24Sep2012 by Carla Adams
Trying to find information on the mother (Pearl Hopkins) of William Franklin Hasty (1888 in Oologah -1972), family information has him being born in Claremore, Rogers Co, OK in Indian Territory and passed away in Osage City, KS. Census of him has, unmarried, show his step mother as his mom, Ida Castella Stineman, and shows
her born either KS or TN. Once William is married,  his census only show USA for his mother's birth place. Ida and William George Hasty were married about 1896, she had a son (born 1892) from a previous spouse and William Franklin was born 1888, Ida Castella is not his biological mother. Family information also has William Franklin being taken by his father from his mother, still trying to find out what year this happened. Kansas had a 5 year census and so far I can't find the Williams' in 1895, so maybe still in Oklahoma? for him either show OK or Indian Territory. His father was William George Hasty, born 1864 in KS. Ida Castella Stineman, born 1875 in KS or TN, first son born 1892 in KS to a Lenard Davidson. Please let me know where I should look, who I can call or any clues would help.

Surnames: MASSEY, WEST
Submitted on 1Jun2012 by: Henry B Milton

Looking for marriage certificate for William Thomas Massey & Melvina West (Born 5Jan1887 in or near Catoose). Married 24 May 1898 in or near Catoosa. The term "Chris Sage's Trading Post" has been mentioned. Melvina West was my great-grandmother. She does not seem to appear on any census data until the federal census of 1900.

Surname: BAILEY
Submitted on 1Jun2012 by Talley Bailey

Looking for descendants of William A Bailey and wife Nancy Bailey who are listed in Rogers Co Okla in 1930 federal census. Believe William is the son of my great granddad Reverand Josephous S. Bailey of Texas County Missouri. William I'm looking for was born in Cabool ,Missouri around April 10 1876. Talley Bailey 988 Reynolds Road, Chepachet, Rhode Island 02814     4015670298

Surname: MARTIN
Submitted on 25May2012 at:
I am needing any info on this couple. Minnie died around 1913 in Inola is what I was told. And William died about 1923 or 1924. I am doing a look up for a Rhonda Steele who lives in Oregon. She thinks he is a cousin to Will Rogers. I can't seem to find anything on them.
Surname: DUFFY
Submitted on 12May 2012 by: Nancy
I am researching Patrick J. Duffy who was a builder in Collinsville OK until 1934 when he died. I have his obit from the Tulsa Daily World on 2 August 1934, but it does not give me a page or column info. Does anyone have access to it, and could check for me?
Surname: LEACH
Submitted on 7May2012 by Tina Cox
I’m attempting to search for an obituary for Larry Dale Leach, Died 6-22-1994. He is buried in Washington Cemetery in Foyil, OK (Rogers County)

Surname:  WHITE, ELDER
Submitted on 6Mar2012 by Linda Everett
I'm searching for a Timonthy White b.Aug. 25, 1829 in Randolph County, North
Carolina. He died March 29,1907 in I think Chelsea , Rogers County,
Oklahoma. He married Lydia Ann Elder . I'm searching for their Obituaries.
I sure would like to have any help on this family.

Surname:  GILBERT
Submitted on 19Feb2012 by Susan at:
Anyone have information on my grandfather, Jackson Ballard Gilbert?

Surname: NAIL
Submitted on 13Feb2012 by Raymond Nail
Looking for any information for my gg Grandfather, John Nail. He died 15 October 1912 in Catoosa, Rogers County, OK. He has a son, James Sherman Nail, buried in Dick Duck Cemetery and another son Tom Nail buried in Wofford Cemetery.
Submitted on 12Nov2011 by Dalena Nichols
Seeking obituary for Nora ((DeLung) Drew Pinkerton who died 28-MAY-1962 in Claremore, OK. Thanks in advance for your help

Surname: PICKETT
Submitted on 3Aug2011 at:
Seeking an obituary for a family member that died in Catoosa, OK (Rogers) in 1993.  I can not find it online.  Looking for someone that has access to the Catoosa Times and could look for an obit for Carl Frederick Pickett.  He died July 7, 1993.  Catoosa, OK was his last residence

Surname: BARNES
Submitted on 25Jul2011 by Michelle Stripland
I am looking  to see if my friend Jeffery Barnes was buried Sat 07/23/2011 at Dick Duck Cemetery. He passed on July 19th, 2011.

Submitted on 14Jun2011 at:
Looking for a newspaper article dated May 12- May 17, 1900. This person might have died in a bar fight in Chelsea or David, Oklahoma. His date of death was May 12, 1900.He is buried in the Chelsea Cemetery. His wife's name was Landora Brown. And he had one son named John Jeffery Phinney born Jan. 2, 1901.Parents names were Asahel and Mary Phinney

Submitted on 6Jun2011 at:
Looking for information on Warren Smith Drew m. Lydia in I believe 1810 census of Rogers County, Collinsville.  A Josie Glen, step-day in household. Both parents state they were born Illinois. He was born abt. 1877/8. Trying to see if he is my line from Jefferson County Illinois, son of William Martin and Josephine (Clark) Drew?

Submitted 20Jun2011 by Robie Merritt Loriaux Roberts
According to her son's (Thomas Herman Merritt) WWI Draft Registration Jennie Merritt was alive on 09/12/1918 and living in Rogers County.  Jennie is Mary Jennie Crawford Merritt McIntosh b 1878.  I was told she had remarried to an unknown McIntosh between 1918 - 1925 when supposedly she passed away. Looking for her marriage record to Unknown McIntosh and divorce record from George Thomas Merritt.
Surname: PHINNEY
Submitted on 17May2011 by Rue Carton
My great grandfather John Thomas Phinney is buried in the Chelsea Cemetery.  I was wondering if there are any records kept in the office for the cemetery that might  contain how he died or what state he was originally from.  He died May 12 or 19, 1900.  My siblings and I are trying to find this information to have a positive link to a John  Phinney son of Asahel and Mary Phinney in the 1870 Census for Wea Township, Miami County, Kansas,  His age of three months would seem to match the age of John Thomas Phinney on his headstone there in the Chelsea Cemetery.  Just trying to check every possible source.

Surname: Stout, Sammie Lloyd
Submitted on 25Apr2011 at:
Looking for an obit  and where he is buried. He died on 18 April 1995 in Claremore, Rogers, Oklahoma. Thanks, Carol

Surname: CLARK
Submitted on 6Mar2011 by:
James Rice
Doing some genealogical research on Henry Clark that is buried in the Sweeten Cemetery, OK. He is a distant relative of mine.  Does anyone know whether or not he was Native American? I know he lived and died in the Creek Nation.  Was born in Kentucky

Surname: PLEW
Submitted on 2Feb2011 at:
LookingRorsan obit for Salem Plew. He died in Vinita, Ok. But a Claremore, OK. funeral home handled the service. He died on June 2, 1941. The Musgove-SH. handled it. Any help will be appreciated.
Submitted on 14Jan2011 at:
Obituary for Mrs. James Tritthart, 34 years old
I believe this woman was Mary Fern TITUS, born about 1904 in Illinois.  She married James "Jim" TRITTART (1900-1982)  about 1921.  They had a son, James "Jimmy" TRITTART, Jr., who was born 4 JUL 1923, and died 10 OCT 1990.  I would be most grateful if anyone can verify the identity of Mrs. James Tritthart.
Submitted on 2Jan2011 at:
  I am researching a Ruby Edith Robbins, born Jan. 22, 1912 Seminole county, Oklahoma, married a Loren Alford Compton.
Submitted on 13Dec2010 by: 
Don Shadburn
I am interested in getting a more complete listing of burials in Chelsea Cemetery. Specifically, I am interested in Emma Roberts or any of the ROBERTS family members who are buried there. I know a number of Rogers family members are buried in Chelsea. I was there in 1977 and photographed a number of grave markers on the Rogers families, several from GA. Also, Anna C. Lenoir (nee Rogers) is buried there, and I believe her daughter Emma Roberts is buried there and perhaps other members of the Roberts family.  Can someone, who has prepared a complete listing of all the burials in Chelsea cemetery, help me?  Thank you for your time and good help in advance.  Don L. Shadburn-Forsyth County (GA) Historian-Cumming, Georgia

Submitted on 20Nov2010 at:
The following Stinnett's died in Chelsea:   Wayne Stinnett born Dec 12, 1915 and died May 1979 and his father, William David Stinnett died in April 1965.  I am trying to find where they are buried, and anything on them other than census records
Submitted on 30Oct2010 by: Kay Partridge
Looking for information on my Gaines family that are buried in Highland Cemetery in Inola Oklahoma. They are Mary Bertha Gaines and her husband Charles Horton. Mary Bertha Gaines Horton died 5/22/2002 in Inola Okla. Would you have any information as to where she is buried in the Highland Cemetery ?
Surnames: BELL, MCNAIR
Submitted on 30Oct2010 by: Martha Hagan
My name is Martha Bell Hagan of Chattanooga, TN. My search for my grandfather Dr. Robert Bell is listed herein. According to the genealogy I have gathered he originally was from Forsythe County, GA, having relocated in the late1800s to Rogers County, Oklahoma. Was known as Dr. Bob. His father was Anderson S. Bell married to Albina McNair Bell. If there be any further data for me to ascertain that this listing be one and the same as my own grandfather I would much appreciate your assistance.
Surnames:  GLIDEWELL, byers
ubmitted on 12Sep2010 by:  Shannon Byers  Looking to connect with anyone that has information or is connected to Lacy H Glidewell who died in Oklahoma in 2002.  My records show he was married to Verlia Smith born 1917, who was the daughter of Oliver and Lizzie Byers Smith. Lizzie Byers was the daughter of William Redman Byers, who was the son of William Redding Byers.  The Byers line is my line and I am looking for any information on the marriage of Oliver and Lizzie  and Verlia Smith and Lacy Glidewell and their descendants.
Surnames:  HAMMITT, ASH
Submitted on 25Aug2010 at: need info. on William A. Hammitt and Emmie or Emma Ellen Ash, married 1922, Claremore, OK. Please contact me @   Thanks
Submitted on 9Aug2010 at:
Looking for ANY info on my GG Grandfather William Jessie Dodson. Born in Hamilton County Tenn. Sept or Nov of 1850/1851
to a woman Named Elizabeth Shanan/Shannon/Shanahan- Dodson. She was born 1827 in Kentucky and died 1896 in Claremore, Oklahoma. She is Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in 1 of 11 plots owned by W. J. Dodson. William J. Dodson Had three kids in Arkansas by his First Wife Mary Ann "Stoddard" (No death date on her.) Lillian E. Dodson-1873 Osias S. "Clem" Dodson- 1875 (And my G Grandfather) William Frederick "Fred" Dodson-1877. 
He then married a Cherokee woman named Nancy Jane Oldfields and had 3 more kids
Jessie Iona Dodson-Modlin-1894
Waite Floyd Dodson-1896 And
Dewey Lee Dodson-1898. 
William Jesse Dodson owned Dodson's Dry Goods on 4th and Missouri in Claremore, Installed The first street lamp there in front of his store, was a Justice of the Peace, Member of the IOOF (They have no info on him)  and a Jack of all trades. He bought 11 cemetery plots at Woodlawn and they are all still vacant but the one his mother is in. I am looking for ANY information on any of these people specifically His Mother/Father, First Wife, and Children Lillian and Osias. I more importantly would love to know when and where he died. And ANYTHING about Lillian E. Dodson. 
The last census I have for him is in the 1920's when he lived in Verdigris. And believe quite strongly that he died there around 1921. If you have ANY info about anything I have said please let me know. Anything could help.
Surnames: FRY, GARBER
Submitted by Vicki S. Tesnar on 2Jul2010 at:
Am looking for the following obits of the FRY family.  As you can see, all four are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.  I think Gertrude Garber is the daughter of Cullie and Irene.  I don't have the exact death date or burial date for Cullie and Gertie (Ousley) Fry - - would love to have that. Also, Cullie is of Cherokee lineage. Where would you suggest I go next in obtaining an obit?  Any clues or insights would be appreciated.
 1.)  Garber, Gertrude b 2/15/1900; d 10/19/1995. She is buried in Woodlawn  Cemetery.      Plot AA-8-L36-1E
2.)  Fry, Cullie "Stick" b 9/3/1878; d 1959.  He also is buried in Woodlawn.       Plot CP1-G-L12-2E
3.)  Fry, Gertie Ousley  b 10/1891; d 1969.  Also buried Woodlawn.       Plot CP1-G-L12-3E
4.)  Fry, Irene Trout  b 11/22/1874;  d 7/30/1931 .  Also buried in Woodlawn.       Plot CP1-G-L12-1E
Surname:  Kishpaugh
Submitted on 17June2010 by:
Barry Kishpaugh
Came across  a C.W Kishpaugh buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Rogers County Oklahoma  who was buried in 1933.  .  I am just starting searches for Kishpaugh’s in Oklahoma.  Would it be possible to obtain the cemetery records for C.W Kishpaugh.   Also would you know of any other Kishpaugh’s in Oklahoma history
Submitted on 13May2010 by Susan Primm Carlson
Shelton is the surname.  Family head was James Emory Shelton b 9 Jul 1867 in Missouri; wife is Ida Ellen Stoneking, b abt 1869.  Children were Laura B Shelton, b Jul 1892 in Cherokee Territory, OK; Mamie Shelton b 29 Mar 1894 in Pryor, Mayes Cherokee Territory, OK; and James William Shelton b 11 Apr 1896 in Cherokee Territory, OK. 
Walker is 2nd surname. Mamie Shelton married William Henry Walker (b 18 Jun 1877 in Iowa) about 1909 in Cherokee Territory, OK.  They had one daughter, Ida Elisabeth Walker b 25 Mar 1911 in Claremore, Rogers (Cherokee Territory), OK. 
I am the Great Granddaughter of Mamie Shelton and William Henry Walker.

Submitted on 26Apr2010 at:

Looking for a birth for Inez Ballard who was born Apr 22, 1916 in Claremore. Also a divorce record for Leonard Pool to Alice Bertie Ledbetter. 
Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks   Sally

Surnames:  HALEY
Submitted on 23Apr2010 at:
by Larry Daily

I am looking for any information pertaining to Jonathan H Haley, great grandfather known to have been living in the Catale,
Chelsea area circa 1920.listed as a Physician in the Chelsea area in the U.S. general census of 1920. Any information would be appreciated.


Surnames: JONES
Submitted on 12Apr2010 by: Linda Hopper

Can someone do a lookup at the library?  I need an obit or article on Jesse Lee Jones that died of a gunshot wound May 23,1948. 
Thank you for your time.

Submitted on 11Apr2010 by:
Looking for information on Leona Inez Ballard who was born in Claremore on Apr. 22, 1916. Her parents were Joseph Carrol Ballard and Alice Bertie Ledbetter.  I am looking for the marriage of Joseph Ballard and Alice Bertie Ledbetter. which was abt. 1912-1916.

Surnames:  COX, PETTY
Submitted on 21Mar2010 at:
I'm trying to find any information on the parents of Mattie F Cox, born 1903, died possibly in 1939 or later.. Her husband was William Arthur Petty and they resided in Collinsville, OK with their children:

Arthur R Petty
Mabel Belle Petty
Mary Ann Petty
Bessie Lee Petty
Helen Petty
William Fred Petty
Harley James Petty
Ina Joe Petty
Eli Sammy Petty
I can't seem to find any information other than part of the 1930 Census before their last 4 children were born - I have no other information from my mother's family tree and we believe our Native American ancestry branches off from Mattie Cox. 

Submitted on 5Mar2010 at:

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Surnames: Gosnell, Gausnell
Submitted on 5Mar2010 by Harold Gosnell

Researching the surnames: Gosnell and Gausnell

Submitted on 26Feb2010 at

I am looking for any information anyone might have on my great grandfather Horatio (Harry) Moses Martin born in Shaler about Dec. 1862. 
I have some information: 
The 1870 Census for Shaler, Allegheny Co, PA Robert 36 Rebecca 30 Margaret 11 Herchel 8 Horatio 6 Levi 5 Wilbert 3 Robert 1 The 1880 Census for Franklin, Butler County, PA Horatio Martin, age 17, laborer on a farm. "Probably" the same as in the 1870. 
I'm basically trying to confirm that this in fact my great grandfather. After PA, he would have lived in Puyallup, WA (where my grandfather Victor Leon was born), Winterset, Iowa (1900 Census), and finally Claremore, OK (1910 Census). In 1888, he was married to Myrtle Catherine Cathran (?) Surname Unknown. 
I believe he and his wife probably stayed in Claremore because my grandfather lived not too far away in Nowata. I have no information about his or his wife's dates of death.  He's a bit of a dead end, so I appreciate any help.  Dawn A. Lester

Submitted by Deborah Culberson<> on 22Feb2010

Searching for info re: Troy V Curtis d Claremore OK  24 Apr 1989 and wife Annie B Martin Curtis d Claremore OK  Dec 1973...OBITs info  would be wonderful, general info good...daughters Christine b 1926 and Goldie b 1929...Annie's mom Maude Agnes Masterson Martin is my great-aunt...families lost track when both in Virginia...

Surname:  GOSS
Submitted by on 12Feb2010
Researching the Surname GOSS
Submitted by Wanda Bouchey on 19Jan2010

Looking for an obit and/or cemetery listing for Clinton L. Phariss.  Died in Claremore, OK. Roger Co.  Jan. 1970 per  S/S

Surnames: MANTOR
Submitted by Mark on 11Nov2009

Looking for my great grandmother Daisy Bell Mantor.

Submitted by S. Pearce on 15Aug2009
  Seek obit or family info on Grace Gregory, b. 1885, Elk City, Montgomery Co. KS to Mary Monfort and Wm. Means Gregory; died 27 March 1963, Claremore, Rogers Co., OK. Her parents are suspect to me as biological because they had been married 25 years when she was born and the only other child listed for them was a son with no dates. Mary Monfort's brother, Peter S. Monfort, migrated to the Cherokee Nation and died there in 1903, age 74.  He was born in Warren Co., OH and most of his children were born in IN.  Possibly Grace Gregory might have been a child of one of them or born in the Gregory line and raised by Mary and Wm. Gregory.  Mary died 1919 and Wm. in 1917, both in Montgomery Co., KS.  It appears Grace did not marry.  If so, perhaps she was infirm.  I did not find SSN info on her online.  Perhaps she migrated to Claremore to reside with relatives.  I would be interested in any obituary information on her.
My source for her is
I cannot confirm the data is correct.  Some in the Monfort family were ministers, Presbyterian I think.
Surnames: FOUTS
Submitted on 14Aug2009 by: jackitaylor6 at:

I am looking for any info on Fouts's in Rogers Co. My GG Grandfather David Fouts lived there abt 1873, had a son named Walter, looking to see if there were any other children or any other info on the Fouts's
Surnames: Tinker, Bradley
Submitted on 13Aug2009 by: Katherine Tinker-Harris <>

Looking for any information on Samuel J. Tinker b. 1/15/1873, d. 9/8/1930 or Daisy Bell (Bradley) Tinker b. ? d. 1/24/1917. I'm particularly interested in finding out her birth date. Both are buried in Inola at the Sweeten Cemetery

Submitted on 21Jul2009 by elmerenaoliver at:

Minnie Lee Davis and Herbert Ray Camren stop in Chelsea, had my mother Aug 29,1933 ,I am searching for their marriage paper, by 1936-1939 Minnie show her name to be Camren . Living in Arizona. Who can help me. please please

Surname: MOORE Family
Submitted by Tanyua Davis on 7Apr2009

I am researching the Moore family -- please add me to the surname list, 
Tanyua Davis
P.O. Box 134
Pleasant Grove, AR 72567

Surnames:  SALSMAN
Submitted by Richard Salsman on 5Apr2009

I would like to have any information or history on the town of “Salsman” which used to be located just southwest of Claremore. I am trying to see what the family connection is. 

Surnames: Stankewitz
osted on 4Mar2009 at:

Barbara Jean Stankewitz, Borland.father is Lee Afton Stankewitz, Grandmother is Azalea Lee Green looking for rest of my family.

Posted by Jan O'Brien on 4Mar2009

It was my thinking that Rogers County was formed from Indian Territory.  Do you have a source for the Cherokee Nation statement?  Thank you,

Surnames: ROBBINS
Posted by Dennis Ward on 3Mar2009

Who was the first wife of Rev. Lonnie C. Robbins? He had 3 children by his first wife..

There is a wonderful old wood frame church at the corner of 427 rd and hwy 28 not far from the toll road gates, a broken sign on the porch says South Branch---It faces hwy 28 at 427 farm rd on the way to Chelsea/Foyil--I would love to know more about it, do you have any history or knowledge of the building?  thanks ellen benson,
Surnames: Taylor, Dye, Baugh
Submitted on 9Jan2009 by

Do you happen to know anything about Pleasant Dye and Mary Ann Taylor who were the parents of Gideon Dye? I'm trying to find out when they died and where they're buried. Would really like to share information on this family. If you would too then email me at Thanks so much.


Surname:  HUFFMAN
Submitted: on 16Nov2008

I am looking for an obituary and or a place of burial for Sherman Albert Huffman. He was born in IN 3 Jun 1887 and died in Claremore 8 Dec 1968. He was a School Teacher of some sort. He was married to Wife Bertie who was born 21 Dec 1895 and died in Claremore  1Mar 1984. They had one son, Dean Albert Huffman born 12 Jul 1929 and died in Claremore 17 Oct 1993. I cannot find find records
of burial on line in any of the Rogers County Cemeteries. If anyone can help or point me in a direction it would be much appreciated.
Don Huffman
Surnames: HUFFMAN

Don, I knew Dean as an acquaintance because of work and I called a friend's father who lived across the street from the Huffman's, both the parents and Dean when he came back to Claremore.  The friend said he thought Sherman and Bertie were from Cushing, Payne Co., OK and he believes they were buried there. So, you might check Payne County for any burials.  I volunteer at the Will Rogers Library on Monday evenings, and I will see if I can find obits for them in the Claremore Progress films.   Sincerely, Louise
I really appreciate the effort. Since you did know Dean, What did he do for a living? would he also be buried in Cushing? Do you think there might be living relaatives? I have found nothing on these three except the social security zip code of the last benefit which is Claremore. I searched the Cemeteries on line in Payne County and found nothing.
Thank You so much for your response.  Don Huffman, citrus Heights, CA
Posted on 14Feb2009
This Mr. Huffman sounds like a teacher I had at Sequoyah(5 miles North of Claremore) in 1947 my senior year. I have pleasant memories of him, he was nice person. I think that he taught & retired from Okla. Military Academy at Claremore, sometime he would wear his military uniform at Sequoyah. Shortly after finishing high school I went to work for Southwestern Bell, Mr. Huffman questioned me how his son might go to work for SWBTCO. The last time I remember seeing him when my son was born in 1954 he talked to me about buying an insurance policy for my son. My son had the colic and cryed all night, he seen how tired I was, he said I will talk to you about it when you get some sleep. I don't remember ever seeing him again. John P. Lock

Surnames: Dick, Fields, & Minson
Submitted by: JohnWFarley on 3Dec2008 at

Mary Ellen Fields Dick is my 1st cousin 4X removed. Has anyone found the names of Ellis's Parents? Ellis Dick may be related to other Dick family but as of yet not found a link.

Donna Posey on 10Nov2008
I am surching for the date of death for Oliver Watson Rutherford.  He died in fall of 1994 I believe.  He lived in Catoosa and was born on April 18, 1913.  Any help you can give me will be appreciated.  I am working on a family tree for my children.

Surnames: SMALL
Posted on 27Oct2008 by: klsers
James H W Small death 6-28-1899
Looking for information on James H W Small died or was killed 6-28-1899 near Claremore, OK. Where is he buried? Thank you, K Smith

Surnames: Brown, Crittenden
Submitted by: CECarroll1945 on 9Sep2008 at:

I am trying to determine if Isaac Brown, born 1904, died 1988, and his wife Bertha had any children.  Their last residence was in Pryor, Mayes Co., OK.  Isaac was the son of Andrew and Palmira Brown.  He is buried at Ward's Grove Cemetery in Rogers Co., OK.

Submitter:  Jim Houston on 25Oct2008

There is a Frona Cooley listed on the honor roll with my grandmother Ruby (Barnes) Houston in the November 21, 1907 issue of the Owasso, Oklahoma Valley Echo as follows: 
"Pupils in Mrs. N. D. Smith's class at .the Owasso school were listed on the, honor roll if they averaged 85 percent in all studies. The. Echo includes the honor roll from the November examinations: 
Callie Mitchell, Frona Cooley, Ruth Hagaman, Doddle Foster, Lulu Brown, Ruby Bares, James Roebuck, Gladys Hagaman, Beyer Smithers, Nellie  Barnes, Carrie Petty,. Dorothy Swift, Oma Foster, Leo Roebuck, Hallie Pitman, Holly Anderson,  Nora Scott, Gabe Ballard, Ora Hudsøn, Sarah Hudson."
  Could this be your Frona Cooley? My grandmother would have been about 12 in September 1907.
Not sure but I believe that De Witt C and Nancy J Cooley MAY have been the parents of your Frona Cooley and that her siblings may have been Charles W and Elais M Cooley. I base that on the the previous message I sent which showed that Frona Cooley was a shoolmate of my grandmother Ruby (Barnes) Houston and the fact that De Witt C Cooley lived in the same location and county as Ruby's father JOSEPH T. BARNES and Ruby's husband's father WARREN BEAUREGARD HOUSTON (my great-grandfather) in the 1910 census for 1910  Census, for Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Owasso Township.
I can only guess that Frona was not include in the attached census page because she was already married to Mr. Wood.

Surnames: Roberts/Crockett
Submitter: Jennie Wright  Date November 6 2003

Seeking information on George W. and his wife Maggie (nee Crockett) ROBERTS. They are listed on the 1930 Rogers County, OK census. They are both 71 on that census. They have a grandson living with them by the name of Earl Dunn. They are living next to their son John M. Roberts.
George & Maggie Roberts were on the 1920 Tulsa Co., OK census. At that time they also had grandchildren living with them by the name of Dunn.
I would like to share information on the Roberts' line. George is my great-grandfather's brother.

Surnames: MELTON
Diane O'Quinn Date 6 November 2003

We are looking for a George W Melton that lived in Claremore OK in 1944. He may be our key to figuring out our Melton mystery. I am not having any luck so hopefully someone in your area could look for him in a cemetery listing or city directory, or maybe the 1930 census. I believe that he was born in Laclede Co, MO in abt 1862/1864 or so. We know that he was in Claremore in 1944 because he was in the obit listing for our ancestor, Melissa Caroline (Melton) O'Quinn Marcum in June of 1944. If you can help me, please let me know. I sure would appreciate this. Thank-You.

Surnames: DEATON
Submitter: Gary Deaton  Date: 20 June 2003

OK, this is a weird question, but, I am going to ask it anyway.
Please get a map and go south of Oolagah to east-west road 43 and then go to north-south road 410.  At this point go south nearly one mile.
Has there been an occurrence at this point that is historically significant??
Was there been anything news-worthy such a military attack, outlaws captured, a disaster at this location??
I have driven through this area for many years and just have a "hunch" about it.

Surnames: BAIZE
Submitter: Robert D. Baize Date: 17 June 2003

I am seeking information regarding a Native American heritage that is strong in my families verbal traditions but I cannot presently find any "proof" thereof.  Can anyone assist please?

Submitter: John Clements Date: 11 June 2003

Hi; This seems to be a very good site, I hope you can help me. I am trying to acquire the obituaries for my mother, Lorrine Jackson Clements, born 1920, died 1941. I believe in July or early august. I would also like to acquire the obit for Henry Jackson, born 1863 died 1935. Both of these obits would probably be in the Chelsea Reporter. 
Thank you for your trouble;

Surnames: COWAN
Submitter: Marilyn Simpson Date: 9 June 2003

I am looking for a newspaper story on my Great-uncle Dr.William Cowan of Jay Ok. He was a practicing physician in Jay from the 1930's till his death in 1956. The Tulsa World did an article on him sometime in the 1940's not sure of the date. My Dad told me the article was entitled "Doctor to the Cherokees". I would enjoying finding any thing on him. thanks for all your help.

Submitter: Connie Giltz Date: 8 June 2003

I have a crack in my brick wall but need more information to break through. I am looking for the parents of my great great grandmother, Martha Jane Scott Gibbs, Martha married Joseph Lewis Gibbs in Mattoon, Cole County Illinois and moved their family to Rogers County in the 1880s.  Their daughter Charlotte Gibbs married William Henry Fry. Martha and Joseph had the first hotel in Claremore, I have seen it refered to as the Pacific Hotel but have a photo of it as the Gibbs Hotel. Martha and Josephs son James Franklin Gibbs is my Great Grandfather, he married Lizzie Davis of Claremore. I have read that Martha's parents died on the Oregon Trail and that she was returned to her Paternal Grandparents, but I am unable to find any names. Any help/suggestions are welcomed. I am very willing and anxious to share what information I have.
Thank you

Surnames: OWEN / DUNCAN

Submitter: Dan Owen Date: 29 Mar 2003

I would like to communicate with any one having information on Frank Lewis Owen and his wife Eyla Duncan Owen. According to social security records Frank died in Rogers County 14 Dec. 1996.


Submitter: Shirley Franklin Date: 29 Mar 2003

I am looking for information on my Franklin family. All I have is My father (only son) Bobby Franklin and his father JB Franklin jr. My grandfahter married Dorthy Burns (Blanchard,OK) They moved to Tulare,California and raised my dad and his sister in Westminster. My father died in December and I had not gotten to the Franklin genealogy yet. I believe that my grandpa's mothers maiden name was Hamilton. My grandfather had several brothers. And of course my grandfahter's father's name was John Franklin. Any help at all would be great.

Submitter: Cynthia Olson  Date: 28 Mar 2003

I am looking for info on a James C. Young that lived in the Alluwe, Chelsea, Claremore area. I believe he is buried in the Winganon Cemtery but I need to find additional info to prove that this is "my" James Clinton Young. Since I can't obtain a death certificate because he died in 1902 can anyone tell me if there would be a local newspaper in the area that might have an obit from this time period? Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated!!!


Submitter: Glenda Sorrells Date: 25 Mar 2003

Looking for any information on the Thomas Richard Sorrels/Sorrell/Sorrells family. Thomas was b.2-20-1848 GA d. 1-10-1923 Vinita OK buried in Chelsea Cemetery, Rogers Co OK. Thomas's wife Nancy L. Thompson b. 6-17-1852 GA d. 3-28-1901 Indian Territory Chelsea OK buried in Chelsea Cemetery, Rogers Co OK. Their children were James M.,Samuel David,Martha Matilda, Tresa Allen, John William, Sarah Artie, Andrew Jackson, Richard, Nancy Louisa, Jesse Alfred, Homer Barto. This family came from GA into TX and OK. Would like to hear from anyone knowing about this family. My " Thanks ": Glenda

Surnames: ROBERTS
Submitter: Monna Diaz Date: 22 Mar 2003

Looking for Richard Roberts for High School Reunion. Male Cherokee Indian graduated from Mount Saint Mary High School in Oklahoma City in 1973. Birth year 1954 or 1955. In 1983 worked at Rogers County Cherokee Assoc, Inc. In 1993 lived in Northern OK. Daughter died of a rare eye cancer.

Surnames: ALLEN

Submitter: Marilyn Woodfin Date: 03 Mar 2003

Looking for info on Lee Alexander Allen. Born in 1859 and died in 1940, Chelsea, Okla. He moved to Rogers County in 1920 from Lipscomb County, Texas. I'm looking for his burial site or an obit. Any help would be appreciated.


Submitter: Shirley Kennedy Date: 03 Mar 2003

Looking for information on Emma Kennedy (b. abt. 1869 in NC)married John Mitchell; in Wilson County Kansas 1900 & 1910;in Mayes County OK in 1920 with son Elver, dau-in-law Mary and grand-dau Lodica; lived in Chelsea with name of Pritchett in 1959 according to brother George Kennedy's death certificate. (George lived in Mayes County)Would like death/burial information for Emma and husband and data on descendants -- Elver, etc. Emma was my grandfather's sister.

Surnames: BENTON / RUSH

Submitter: Gwendolyn Prater Dalseg, Date: 22 Feb 2003

Dear List,

I am looking for information and descendants for Harry Benton b. 1894 MO. He married Goldie ? and had sons Harrison, Bobby, and Freddy (twins) by 1930. His mother and her brother were living with the family in the 1930 census for Tulsa Co. OK. I have lots of information to share and would like to fill in the gaps for this family. Harry's grandfather, Joshua Benton, is my gg-grandfather's brother. Please respond.

Thanks so much, Gwendolyn Prater Dalseg

Surnames: CLARK

Submitter: Jane M. McIntosh Date: 26 Jan 2003

Ettie D. clark Jan 1, 1877-Sept 6, 1917

Buried in the Snider Cemetery in Chelsa Oklahoma in my Clark Plot. Trying to locate a obituary  and any other information I can on the above person.

Surnames: BUSBY

Submitter: Janetta Marsh  Date: 08 Jan 2003

Looking for any info on my grandmother Dolly and Lily Ora'lee Busby, my mother said she was buried in Duck cemetery.  Mom said grandpa made her head stone out of sand stone. My mom was real young when she and baby passed on at Hillcrest Hospital then Morning Star Hospital. Mom said it was a few days before christmas in 1932 or 1933 and my grandfather would never talk about it. I have no dates on when she was born or her death date. Any help would be so greatful.thanks,  Janetta

Surnames: CARTER

Submitter: Robert Carter   Date: 04 Jan 2003

I'm looking for information on the Carter family, Orville and Roma Mae Carter of Chelsea, Oklahoma. With many children and such. Thanks....Bob Carter


Submitter: Judy Germann Date: 30 Dec 2002

I am searching for information on Martha J. Chrisman, nee Miller who is buried at Dick Duck Cemetery in Catoosa. She shares a stone with her son-in-law, Liddle Parks Bacon. She died in 1903 at her home near Catoosa. Is there any possibility of a death certificate on her? When did they begin keeping them in OK? How about newspapers - are there any available from that timeframe? I would like to find any information available on her, as I have very little. Would there be any information in the cemetery records? And who would I write to concerning them? Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.



Submitter: Ed Ridenour Date: 14 Dec 2002  URL: Ed Ridenour Family page

Looking for information on the Ridenour and Tanner families in Claremore, Chelsea, Newkirk, Bartlesville, OK.

Father was in Claremore and sold papers for the Record as a child to Will Rodgers. He attended school in Claremore. His grand uncles family "Thomas Riley Ridenour" lived and died in Chelsea.

Also had Uncle Glenn Ridenour, Aunt's Jewel (married Warren Carter) later lived in Ardmore. Another aunt Christal married Thomas Underhill.

Frank (Leonard Franklin) Tanner was my uncle who married Ruby Ridenour. Looking for additional information.


Submitter: Bill Cook   Date: 07 Dec 2002   URL: Cooks Hangout Page

I am researching all descendants of William Rgile and Mary Catherine "Hollis" Hancock who lived in Claremore and Oolagah, Rogers Co. Oklahoma and have lots of family in the area. My mother is their daughter Rosa Bell Hancock Cook.

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