Updated December 18, 1998
Kiowa County, Oklahoma Queries
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Kiowa County Queries
My Gr. Aunt Eudell COSTEN died June 12, 1998 in Snyder, OK. Can anyone mail
me a copy of her obituary and/or any news items concerning the COSTEN family
who were early settlers of Kiowa Co., arriving there in 1901 from Jack Co. TX.
They were mostly bakers and butchers in the town of Snyder, I believe. I will
gladly pay for copies and postage. Thanks in advance. Please contact Virginia
I am searching for information on Elizabeth ATTEBERRY HAMILTON, b. July 25,
1890 and d. 15 Mar. 1967 in Snyder. I believe she was the daughter, of George
Washington ATTEBERRY, my g-grandfather's nephew. G. W. ATTEBERRY died in Whitewright,
TX, so I am told, ca 1939. If anyone has any information and would be willing
to share, I would be most grateful. I have 1332 names in my Atteberry database.
Not many considering I have been doing research for the past three years. I
will be happy to share, only for personal research, "not for profit." I do not
choose to share with "body snatchers" that are researching for someone else
that will be charged. Please contact Ruth
Atteberry Adams Atoka County Coordinator.
My great grandfather, Edward DYE, moved from Kansas to Lone Wolf, Oklahoma in
or about 1901. I assume he went there to find land. I know that he died in 1905
and family story suggests he died in Lone Wolf. I would like to confirm this
and understand that there are no death records in Oklahoma to send for. Is anyone
out there connected to cemeteries in the Lone Wolf area? would you be able to
check for an Edward DYE. His wife was Ida M. Dye and his children were Roland
and Leland DYE. The family came to California after his death. I believe Ida
remarried but don't know to whom. It is possible she married someone in Kiowa
area.Any help and advice is greatly appreciated. Please contact Linda
MASON, GERGENS (1) John Mason? & Sarah Reding? (MD>OH) (2) Jonathan Mason
& Anna Sufiah Grimes Mason (OH) (3) Charles Drum Mason & Nancy Coats
(OH>NE) (3) Thomas J. Mason & Eliza J. Kizer (OH>NE) (3) Wilson L.
Mason & (OH>NE>OH) (3) Emily J. Mason & David Coats (OH) (3) Loyd
L. Mason & Lydia A. Spitzer (OH>NE) (3) Leroy S. MASON & Catherine
E. GERGENS (OH>NE>OK) (4) Frank W. MASON (4) Ethel L. MASON (4) Bessie
M. MASON (4) Lee D. MASON Leroy S. MASON (b. Aug 20, 1842) to Jonathan/Ann MASON
as eighth child in Goshen Twp. Hardin Co. He served in the 121st OH Infantry.
When his parents died in 1872, Leroy moved to Nemaha Co, NE but may have spent
time in Iowa and Douglas Co. NE as a school teacher. He moved to Kiowa Co. OK
and had a Hobart, OK address in the 1900-1920 period. There were other MASON
relatives in Roger Mills Co. and Beckham Co. OK in the same period. Any contact
from this family is welcome. Please contact Emmett
I am researching John COPE, who died in Oklahoma after 1930. He and his daughter,
Laura NASH had both moved and died there. His brother and wife, Chester and
Pernilla Steele COPE are enumerated in the 1920 Census of the town of Gotebo.
Any dates or information regarding any of these individuals would be appreciated.
Please contact Carol
CUNNINGHAM / GROUNDS
My grandfather DEWEY HOBSEL CUNNINGHAM was supposedly born in Kiowa on the Indian
Reservation in 1902 to ROSA GROUNDS, an Indian, and Frank CUNNINGHAM, who worked
there. Could you give me full names and birthdates on them? Please contact Connie Hill
I am looking for information on my father, James Wayne WARD. He was born in
Snyder sometime between July 1901 to July 1903. He spent time in Texas where
he was a boxer. He eventually moved to California. Relations include a Ruby
Jewel ( unknown surname) and a Brother (name unknown). He had sons named James
Wayne WARD and David Wayne WARD in Texas. Please contact Wayne
Seek any info on family of Jay Caldwell WILLARD who appear on 1910 Kiowa County
census. Jay WILLARD b. 1848 in Pickens/Union Co., SC, wed Bettie, was in TX
for 1900 census, and d. before 1940. His children were John Qincy Adams, Choise,
Ross, Grover Cleveland, Earl, Annie, Roxie, and Ivy/Alva WILLARD. Much to share
on his siblings and parents and descendants. Thanks! Please contact Helen
William Raymond SHEPHERD was born 17 Nov. 1884, Tipton, MO, (Moniteau Co.) and
died 13 April 1965 Oklahoma City, OK. His obituary, from the Daily Oklahoman,
p.3, col.3, 13 April 1965 stated he lived at 320 NW 8 in Oklahoma City and died
at his home. "Services will held in Snyder under direction of Preston-Leckie
Funeral Home, and Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of city arrangements. He
was formerly a manager of city hotels, motels, and apartments, lived at 900
N. Broadway, Oklahoma City and was employed at the St. Nicholas Hotel, also
at 900 N. Broadway, Oklahoma City. He is survived by his wife, Madge." I am
looking for any relatives of William Raymond or Madge SHEPHERD. I am hoping
that a connection may be found in Snyder, OK. Please contact Raymond
Seeking information about Colonel (his name, not his title)Andrew STARNES/STARNS,
who was born Sept. 11, 1873 in TN, the son of James Henry STARNES/STARNS, Sr.
and Narcissus (?) STARNES/STARNS. He moved with his family from Brittsville,
Meigs CO. TN to Birchwood, James (now Hamilton CO) TN in 1882. He married Ida
GROSS on Oct. 11, 1897 in Birchwood. At the time of the 1910 census he was living
at 230 Lowe St., Hobart, Kiowa CO. OK. He owned several businesses in Hobart.
He was divorced by Ida, subsequently remarried and died about 1941 in Oklahoma
City, Ok. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mike
I am researching my mother's side of the family in Roosevelt, OK. The surname
is ALLEN. They were living there in the late 1920s, early 1930s. Thanks. Please
contact Jan Schupp
SARAH FORD GROSS
Trying to find where my ggrandmother died. Her name was Sarah FORD GROSS. Her
husband Samuel GROSS d. 1894 and is buried at Moore, Cleveland CO. OK. It is
said that Sarah died about 1904, while living with her son THomas Jefferson
GROSS in Kiowa Co.. I believe he and his wife Anna may be buried in Snyder Cemetery.
Any help appreciated. Please contact Ellen
Seeking this family, lived in Mountain View in 1920. Joseph MCDONALD reportedly
died in 1959, but I cannot locate his grave. Here is a listing of the family.
Joseph also had a brother named Johniie T. MCDONALD, who lived next door in
Mountain View in 1920. Joseph F. MCDONALD b. 9May, 1865, TX; wife Annie P b.
2,1872 TX; Ben b. IT (OK); Robert M. b. 1892, IT; Audie b. 1906 IT; Olan b.
1890, IT, Marjorie b. 1894 IT; Fannie Birdie b. IT. Any Leads appreciated. Please
Henry Theodoric RUSHING b. Wright Co. MO, d. 1954 OK, married Sara Jane STOGSDILL
in 1884, Webster Co. MO. Children of the marriage--Christina b. 1885; Verbia
b. 1887; Harry b. 1890; Rosa b. 1893, Melissa. Family was in Roosevelt, Kiowa
Co. OK in 1912. I have substantial more information on this family group to
share. Looking for more information on Christina RUSHING who married Hoyt FRANCES
and Harry RUSHING who married Edith THURMAN. Please contact Glenn McAnarney
Looking for Ira THURMAN, MO>USA, OK>USA; 1863-1936. Ira THURMAN married
Millie Maude MCBURNEY (1873-1963) Children are Edith; George; Orvis; Jesse;
Elza; Ira Leroy; Marvin; Clifford and Lois. The family relocated from Stanberry,
Gentry CO. MO to Roosevelt, Kiowa Co. OK ca 1898. Seeking information on parents
of Ira and I have substantial information to share on this family group. Please
contact Glenn McAnarney
George Washington MCBURNEY b. March 14, 1850 Farmington, Ontario, NY d. Feb.
26, 1928, Thomas, Custer CO. OK. Parents are Hamilton and Eliza MCBURNEY. He
had two sisters, Margaret and Caroline. Daughter Mille Maude MCBURNEY THURMAN
lived in Kiowa County, ca 1915. Seeking information on parents and siblings.
Please contact Glenn McAnarney
I am seeking information on Orville Lee EDWARDS born 1895. Believed to be in
Mountain Park when he joined the military in WWI. Could have married Ethel M.
PICKENS after the war. Please contact Barbara Giddens
I am looking for info on Sally (Sarah) PARKS ATCHLEY, b. 1860-70's m. N. D.
ATCHLEY, had 5 children Jack, Elec, Elige, Willie and Mabel, lived in Roosvelt.
I know of one sister that she had, her name was Kate BUTLER. Sally died in childbirth
with Willie. I know that she and N. D. are buried at Roosvelt, but I could not
find their graves. I would appreciate any help. Please contact Geri Beaver
In search of information on Curtis "Tommy" Ray McKINNEY, born 1918-1919, Rhinehart,
Dallas County, Texas. He lived in an orphanage in Tipton, Tillman County OK,
between 1933-1938. He married Opal Melba DEAN around 1941, lived in Snyder,
Kiowa County, OK for some period after marraige, divorced 1948-1949. He is reported
to have moved to Granite Greer Co. OK after divorce and remarried. He was a
meat cutter/butcher by trade. He had a brother, "Bud" McKINNEY, who had a business
in Vernon Wilbarger county, Texas. Any further information that can be provided
will be much appreciated. Please contact Cecil
Levi Murphy SOUTHERN was married abt. 1893 in OK to Mattie O. CAMPBELL. Levi
was known to have been associated with Kiowa CO. in Cooper Twp. Can anyone help
with whether or not this marriage occured in Kiowa Co.? Seeking exact details
of this marriage. Will share information. Please contact Toni
I am looking for information on my grandmother who is buried in Kiowa County
Cemetery. Her name was Fannie Dee BLACKBURN BOOKER. She died in 1910 or 1911.
How can I attain the death certificate for her? Any information would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you. Please contact Gary
CHANCE, CARLTON, HILLYARD
I am researching the CHANCE, CARLTON, and HILLYARD families in Roosevelt. I
read an enquiry Ann McGuffey, who is also researching these families., but I
was unable to send her an E-mail due to am improper E-Mail address. I have info
on these families and would like to contact her. Steve
Looking for info on Franklin CLARK, b. 1832 Morrow Co. OH, m. Jennie. Both died
11-4-1905, Mountain View, OK. Please contact Lori
I am searching for COSPER in Mountain View or Cloud Chief, OK. My grandfather
was born there on 3 April 1903, James Lloyd COSPER. His parents were George
Henry COSPER and ELiza Luella HARRIS. Can you help? Thanks! Please contact James Cosper
My g grandfather Carl Lesley REAVES was living in Kiowa Co. around 1910-1929.
Carl had a farm close to Lone Wolf Creek. Carl lost everything in the crash
of 1929. Carl and Bessie Emma GREGORY REAVES had two sons, Earl Monroe and Virgil
Pinard. Both boys went to scholl there for a few years. I have been told that
they had Indian blood. Both boys were given papers from school to have their
dad sign, so when they were 21, both boys would get 160 acres of Indian Land.
Please contact Nancy Reeves. I have a webpage with more info
about the REAVES/REEVES
BOND, PEIRSON, SIMMONS
I am looking for information about my Gr. Grandparents, Isam R. BOND and Elmira
PEIRSON BOND. I would like also information on my grandparents, Lester and Ethel
Mildred BONDS SIMMONS, all of which lived in Kiowa County. Your help will be
greatly appreciated. Please contact Paula
James Harlen BOTT, b. Feb. 20, 1870 Iowa, d. Aug. 3, 1946, m. Mattie J. MCDORMAN.
Their child Ruby Mae BOTT was my grandmother. She married a Kirby Smith WRIGHT
and her daughter Sarah Francis WRIGHT was my mother. I am looking for relations
on the BOTT family. Please contact Mary
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