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Contributed by Mary Anderson
Lila, Donny, and Harold Lankford
Photo taken prior to Oklahoma Statehood
Roff, Pontotoc County, Indian Territory
This photo came from photos belonging to John Wesley West of Mammoth Spring, AR from 1900-1946 when he died. I do know that John Wesley and Dora STEPHENSON WEST moved to Ada, OK, for about a year and it had to be before 1913 because that is the year that Dora died.
John's brother William H. and Laura STEPHENSON WEST also moved to OK and he died in 23 Dec 1906 in Ottawa, KS and she died 26 Apr 1916 in Roff, OK. She is supposed to be buried at Lightening Ridge Cemetery.
I have no idea what connection the WEST family had with the LANKFORD family but I sure would love to find out and I think that this is a beautiful family for sure.