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23. Squire Dewberry [640] (Robert Dewberry8, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 20 Mar 1877 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA,51 died on 15 May 1956 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA52 at age 79, and was buried on 19 May 1956 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.53 User ID: 60.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 44 Son of Robert Dewberry, 22 years old, Single, Farm Laborer. Milit-Beg: 12 Sep 1918, Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA. 51 WW I Draft Registration - next of kin - wife Laura He appeared on the census on 13 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. Listed As Cousin Of William Dewberry, Age 31. His obituary was published on 15 May 1956. 170 Squire Dewberry, 66, died at 5:30 a.m., today, in the home of his sister, Mrs. Septertee McFall of 121 Arlington Drive.

Dewberry, a resident of Lawton for 20 years, had been in ill health since June, 1955 when he was injured in an automobile accident near Lawton.

He was a member of the Church of Christ, First and Euclid.

Dewberry is survived by two sons, Joe Renie Dewberry of Tyler, Texas, and J. R. of Bakersfield, California; six brothers, Monroe and Spencer of Tyler, Texas; four sisters, Miss Emma Dewberry, Mrs. Elsie Mennifee, Mrs. Septertee McFall, all of Lawton, and Miss Ella Dewberry of Oklahoma City; one uncle, one aunt; and six grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fletcher Funeral home of Lawton.

Squire married Lottie Williams [1560] 171 [MRIN: 241] about 1920.171 Another name for Lottie is Lottie Dewberry.171

The child from this marriage was:

+ 113 M    i. Reverend James Raymond Dewberry [294] 172 was born on 29 Aug 1921 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA,172 died on 6 Jul 1962 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA172,173 at age 40, and was buried about 13 Jul 1962 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.172,174

Squire had a relationship with Lilia Swancy [1561] 172 [MRIN: 244], daughter of Anner Swancy [1562] and Texanna Thompkins [1563]. This couple did not marry. Lilia was born on 17 Feb 1895 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA172 and died on 1 May 1925172 at age 30.

Death Notes: Died giving birth to Demp Miller


Their child was:

+ 114 M    i. Joe Rainey Dewberry [295] was born on 29 Aug 1912 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA,172 died on 26 Nov 1990 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA175 at age 78, and was buried in Dec 1990 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA.

Squire next married Laura [490] [MRIN: 245]. Laura was born circa 1880.60

The child from this marriage was:

   115 F    i. Bernice Dewberry [296] was born about 1911 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. User ID: 273.

24. Sarah Dewberry [57] 54 (Robert Dewberry8, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in Apr 1885 in Texas, died before 16 Apr 1963,55 and was buried after 16 Apr 1963. Other names for Sarah were Sarah Dewberry and Sylvia Dewberry. User ID: 118.

General Notes: According to Hartwell Menefee, she is remembered as Sylvia, not Sarah.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the Smith County Texas census on 4 Jun 1900 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 50 Daughter of Robert Dewberry, Born Apr 1885, Age 15 Single, Farm Laborer, Unemployed for 4 months and attended school for 2 months, Born in Texas,

Sarah married Chilton [174] [MRIN: 61] in 1905.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 116 F    i. Frankie Mae Chilton [655] 54 was born in 1906 in Texas.

26. Emma Dewberry [628] (Robert Dewberry8, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in Sep 1887 in Texas, died on 30 May 1961 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA56 at age 73, and was buried in Jun 1961 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. User ID: 59.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 4 Jun 1900 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 50 Daughter of Robert Dewberry, Born Sep 1887, Age 12, Single, Farm Laborer, Unemployed for 4 months, Attended School for 2 months, Born in Texas. She appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 44 Daughter of Robert Dewberry, 22 years old, Single.

Emma had a child

Her child was:
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   117 M    i. John J. Dewberry [313] was born in 1909 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA, died in Nov 1975176 at age 66, and was buried in Dec 1975. User ID: 289.

 

27. Rose Dewberry [52] (Robert Dewberry8, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in Oct 1891 in Texas, died on 12 Jun 1944 in Forney, Kaufman, Texas, USA55,57 at age 52, and was buried on 15 Jun 1944 in Forney, Kaufman, Texas, USA. The cause of her death was Hypertrophic Heart Disease. User ID: 112.

Medical Notes: Date of birth March 20, 1897.

Informant: George Braxton, Route 1,Forney, Texas

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 4 Jun 1900 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 50 Daughter of Robert Dewberry, Born Oct 1891, Age 8, Single, Attended School for 2 months, Born in Texas. She appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 177 Listed as Rosa, Daughter of Robert Dewberry, 18 years old, Single.

Rose married George Braxton [2221] 178 [MRIN: 823].
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28. Monroe Dewberry Sr. [651] (Robert Dewberry8, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 27 Mar 1893 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA,58 died on 15 Dec 1963 in McKinney, Collin, Texas, USA59 at age 70, and was buried after 15 Dec 1963 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA. The cause of his death was Hypertensive arteriosclerotic heart disease. User ID: 61.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 4 Jun 1900 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 50 Son of Robert Dewberry, Born Dec 1893, Age 6, Single, Born in Texas. He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 44 Son of Robert Dewberry, 16 years old, Single. Milit-Beg: World War I Draft Registration Card, 5 Jun 1917, Flint, Smith, Texas, USA. 179 Monroe was a single farmer working in Noonday. He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 180 Head, Age 36, Married at age 23, Farmer, has radio.

Monroe married Nancy Williams [10] [MRIN: 10], daughter of Billie Williams [2025] and Viney Reece [2026], about 1920 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. Nancy was born on 4 Jun 1899 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA,49,181 died on 27 May 1936 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA178,181 at age 36, and was buried on 27 May 1936 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA.181 The cause of her death was Chronic Nephritis and Heart Attack. Another name for Nancy was Nancy Dewberry.

Death Notes: Cause of death chronic nephritis and heart attack. other contributory causes myocarditis

Medical Notes: Informant: Monroe Dewberry, Rout 1, Flint, Texas

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. Wife of Monroe Dewberry, Age 26, Married at age 16, Farm Laborer

Children from this marriage were:

+ 118 M    i. Maurice Dewberry [1066] was born about 1917.

+ 119 M    ii. Monroe Dewberry Jr [748] 49 was born on 2 May 1918 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA and died on 25 Nov 1969 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA182 at age 51.

+ 120 F    iii. Arlene Dewberry [749] 183 was born on 5 May 1920 in Texas,49 died on 19 May 1975 in Palestine, Anderson, Texas, USA184 at age 55, and was buried on 25 May 1975 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA.

+ 121 F    iv. Charlean Dewberry [750] was born on 7 Oct 1921 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA and died on 6 Nov 1994 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA62,184 at age 73.

+ 122 F    v. Izola Dewberry [1064] was born on 19 Mar 1924 in Texas,185 died on 16 Sep 2003 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA185 at age 79, and was buried after 16 Sep 2003 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA.185

+ 123 F    vi. Elnora Dewberry [11] was born on 21 Oct 1925 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA,186 died on 6 Aug 1946 in Noonday, Smith, Texas, USA at age 20, and was buried on 7 Aug 1946 in Smith, Texas, USA.

+ 124 M    vii. Spial Alford Maurice Dewberry [14] 49 was born on 6 Apr 1928 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA187 and died on 7 Aug 2000 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA188 at age 72.

   125 F    viii. Dewberry [1886] 189 was born on 9 Dec 1929 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA189,190 and died on 9 Dec 1929 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.

Birth Notes: Stillborn female, delivered by Roxie Johnson, Midwife

   126 F    ix. Dewberry [488] was born on 11 May 1931 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA191 and died on 11 May 1931 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA. The cause of her death was Stillborn.

Birth Notes: Certified by M. J. Kuykeridall, MD

+ 127 M    x. Steve Erriton Dewberry [1067] was born on 14 Sep 1933 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA and died on 4 Jan 1990184 at age 56.

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29. Spencer Dewberry Sr. [657] (Robert Dewberry8, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 18 Nov 1896 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA,60 died on 3 Jun 1975 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA61,62 at age 78, and was buried on 7 Jun 1975 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA. The cause of his death was Medullary Failure. User ID: 62.

General Notes:
His obituary reads - Mr. Spencer Dewberry, Sr. was born in Flint, Texas to the late Robert and Nannie Dewberry. He died Tuesday, June 3, 1975. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera Dewberry; one daughter, Mrs. Ora Mae Jones; three sons, Elder Linzy Dewberry, Spencer Dewberry, Jr., and Curlie Dewberry; one stepson, L. P. Tanner, all of Tyler; four brothers, Clayborn Dewberry, Quarner Dewberry, Jessie Dewberry, and R. L. Dewberry; two sisters, Septertee McFall and Essie Menefee, all of Lawton, Okla.; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Medical Notes: Per death certificate, birth date is 11-8-1897. Informant, Ora Mae Jones - daughter.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 4 Jun 1900 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 50 Son of Robert Dewberry, Born Apr 1896, Age 4, Single, Born in Texas. He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 44 Son of Robert Dewberry, 12 years old, Single. Milit-Beg: 5 Jun 1918, Flint, Smith, Texas, USA. 60 World War I Draft Registration Card - Listed as Spincer Dewberry, age 21, birthdate Nov 18, 1896. Nearest relative was Robert Dewberry. He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 192 Head of household, Age 31, Married at Age 19, Farmer, Next door to Finley and Martha (Clark) Browning. Martha is the sister of Mary Clark, 1st wife of Clayborne B. Dewberry. He worked as an Oil Fielder. 178
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Spencer married Vera Joe Stripling [315] [MRIN: 12], daughter of Joseph Stripling [1086] and Unknown, about 1917 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. Vera was born on 8 May 1897 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA,74 died on 23 Nov 1987 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA193 at age 90, and was buried on 28 Nov 1987 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA.194 Another name for Vera was Vera J. Dewberry.

General Notes: Mrs. Vera J. Dewberry grew up and attended the Lee Spring Public School. Mrs. Dewberry was a member of Bethel Temple Church of Christ. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Spencer Dewberry and to this union five children were born. Mrs. Dewberry departed this life after a lengthy illness leaving to cherish her memory four sons: L.P. Tanner of Flint, Linzy Dewberry, Spencer Dewberry and Curlie Dewberry , all of Tyler; a daughter: Mrs. Ora Mae Jones of Tyler; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; five nephews, five nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 192 Wife of Spencer Dewberry, Age 27, Married at age 15, Farm Laborer

Children from this marriage were:

+ 128 F    i. Ora Mae Dewberry [317] was born in 1921 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.

+ 129 M    ii. Linzy Dewberry [319] 61 was born on 29 Jun 1923 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA62 and died on 3 Nov 2000 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA62,195 at age 77.

   130 M    iii. Stripling Dewberry [12] was born on 26 Feb 1926 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.196,197 User ID: 1009.

   131 M    iv. Spencer Dewberry Jr. [316] was born on 26 Feb 1926 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA198,199 and died on 17 Mar 2003 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA62,200 at age 77. Another name for Spencer was Brady Dewberry.200 User ID: 291.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 201 Son of Spencer Dewberry, Age 4

+ 132 M    v. Curlie Dewberry [318] 61 was born on 26 Aug 1930 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA and died on 15 Apr 1999 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA62 at age 68.

31. Tissue Dewberry [668] (Robert Dewberry8, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in 1900 in Texas and died before 16 Apr 1963.55 Another name for Tissue was Tissue Morgan. User ID: 63.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 44 Daughter of Robert Dewberry, 10 years old, Single. She appeared on the census on 23 Apr 1930 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 202 Listed as Luticia, wife of Samuel McCuen, age 32, married at age 29

Tissue married Morgan [29] [MRIN: 26] about 1920.

Children from this marriage were:

   133 M    i. J. D. Morgan [347] was born in 1921. User ID: 533.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 23 Apr 1930 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 203 Listed as Jay D. Morgan, Stepson of Samuel McCuen, Age 9.

   134 M    ii. Irvin V. Morgan [348] was born in 1922. User ID: 534.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 23 Apr 1930 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 202 Stepson of Samuel McCuen, Age 7.

Tissue next married Samuel McCuen [1787] [MRIN: 368] about 1927 in Oklahoma. Samuel was born in 1887 in Texas.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 23 Apr 1930 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 202 Head of Household, Age 33, Married at age 30.
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34. Essie Dewberry [677] (Robert Dewberry8, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 20 Sep 1904 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA, died on 18 Sep 1994 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA73,74,75 at age 89, and was buried after 18 Sep 1994 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. Another name for Essie was Essie Menefee.73 User ID: 67.

General Notes:
Her obituary reads - Essie Dewberry Menefee, one of fourteen children, was born to the union of Robert and Nannie Dewberry, September 20, 1904, in Flint, Texas. She married Earnest Menefee on April 17, 1927 in Cache, Oklahoma. To this union twelve children were born. She is preceded in death by her husband, Earnest, who died in December 1968 and five children. Essie Dewberry Menefee moved to Lawton, Oklahoma on January 1, 1945. She united with Union Baptist Church in 1946 under the leadership of Rev. T. O. Mitchell, and she was always in attendance. She served faithfully as a member of the Sunday School, Mission Choir and Chair lady of Mission Circle #1. Also, she worked with Vacation Bible School and had served as a very dedicated Usher for many years until prevented by failing health in 1989. She leaves to mourn and cherish her loving memory eight children, five daughters, Johnnie V. Huffman, Leola Dillard and Rosie M. Williams, all of Lawton, Oklahoma; Billie Bradley, Wellington, Kansas and Betty Rhodes, Fontana, California; three sons, Rev. Hartwell Menefee, Temple, Oklahoma, Alexander Menefee, Hutchinson, Kansas and William Menefee, Los Angeles, California; a stepson, Erwin Menefee, Los Angeles, California; fifty-four grandchildren; ninety-two great-grandchildren; numerous great great-grandchildren; one sister, Septertee McFall; and one brother, R. L. Dewberry, both of Lawton, Oklahoma; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and countless friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 44 Daughter of Robert Dewberry, 4 years old, Single. She appeared on the census on 30 Jan 1920 in Noonday, Smith, Texas, USA. 76 Daughter of Robert Dewberry, Age 15 Farm Laborer She resided at 1906 Roosevelt Avenue in 1947 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 204 Dishwasher at M & W Café.

Essie married Ernest Menefee Sr. [665] [MRIN: 134], son of Unknown and Mary Menefee [2057], on 17 Apr 1927 in Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.73 Ernest was born on 4 Nov 1897 in Texas62 and died on 30 Dec 196862,73 at age 71.

Noted events in his life were:

Milit-Beg: 12 Sep 1918, Henderson, Rusk, Texas, USA. 205 Present Occupation: Farmer, Employer: Silas Gray, Nearest Relative: Mrs. Silas Gray, M??????? He resided at 1906 Roosevelt Avenue in 1947 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 206 Laborer.

Children from this marriage were:

   135 F    i. Rosie Menefee [1417] was born in 1924.

+ 136 F    ii. Johnny V. Menefee [304] was born on 14 Mar 1929 in Davidson, Tillman, Oklahoma, USA,207 died on 8 Jan 1996 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA207 at age 66, and was buried on 12 Jan 1996 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.207

+ 137 M    iii. Ernest Menefee Jr. [382] was born on 28 Jun 193062 and died in May 1987 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA62 at age 56.

+ 138 F    iv. Geraldine Leola Menefee [301] 208 was born on 11 Oct 1931 in Levelland, Hockley, Texas, USA,189,208 died on 29 Dec 2007 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA209 at age 76, and was buried on 4 Jan 2008 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.210

+ 139 M    v. William Augusta Menefee [173] was born in 1933.

   140 F    vi. Menefee [1888] 189 was born on 27 May 1935 in Tarrant County, Texas.189

Birth Notes: Infant

+ 141 F    vii. Billy Jo Menefee [306] was born on 27 May 1935 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.211

+ 142 F    viii. Betty Jean Menefee [305] was born on 12 May 1937 in Tarrant County, Texas189 and died before 29 Dec 2007.212

   143 M    ix. Menefee [1887] 189 was born on 9 May 1939 in Tarrant County, Texas.189

Birth Notes: Infant

+ 144 M    x. Alexander Menefee [133] was born on 9 May 1939.211

+ 145 M    xi. Hartwell Menefee Sr. [307] 213 was born on 1 Jan 1942 in Tarrant County, Texas.189

+ 146 F    xii. Rosie Mae Menefee [300] was born on 12 Sep 1943 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA,214 died on 12 Jan 2008 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA215 at age 64, and was buried on 18 Jan 2008 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.210

Essie had a child

Her child was:

+ 147 M    i. Margin Gerald Dewberry [302] 65 was born on 20 Oct 1922 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA, died on 28 May 1986 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA65 at age 63, and was buried in Jun 1986 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.

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35. Jessie Dewberry [676] (Robert Dewberry8, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 20 Sep 1904 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA, died on 29 Dec 1990 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA65 at age 86, and was buried in Jan 1991 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. User ID: 66.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 44 Son of Robert Dewberry, 4 years old, Single. He appeared on the census on 30 Jan 1920 in Noonday, Smith, Texas, USA. 76 Son of Robert Dewberry, Age 15 Farm Laborer He resided at 12 Bell Avenue in 1941 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 216 Porter at the Terminal Cafe Milit-Beg: U. S. Army, 18 Apr 1942, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA. 71 Civilian Occupation - Medical Equipment Maintenance Technician
Serial # - 38151230
Education - Grammar School He worked as a Busboy in 1946 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 72 Mistletoe Cafe He resided at 1210 Oklahoma Avenue in 1950 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. With Wife Ella M.

Jessie married Corine [2038] 67 [MRIN: 369] before 18 Apr 1942.71 The marriage ended in divorce. Corine was born about 1908.67 Another name for Corine is Corine Dewberry.67

Noted events in their marriage were:

Divorced: Divorced, 4 May 1947, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 217

37. Quanah Dewberry [678] 67 (Robert Dewberry8, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 10 May 1907 in Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA,67 died on 17 Dec 1989 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA77 at age 82, and was buried after 17 Dec 1989 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. User ID: 68.

General Notes:
His obituary reads - Named for Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief who settled in the Fort Sill area, Quanah was born in Cache and attended Cache public schools, later moving to Grandfield and then to Tyler, Texas.

He married Elsie Morgan in 1932. In 1936, he moved to Lawton. He entered the military in 1944, returning to Lawton after his discharge. On January 23, 1967, he married Letrice Marie Brown. He was a member of Grant Chapel AME Church. He was a foreman with the City of Lawton and was also a police officer. Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters: Irma Myers and Vanessa Dewberry, both of Lawton; a son, Lawrence, Lawton; 10 stepchildren; two brothers, Jessie and R. L., both of Lawton; two sisters: Essie Menefee and Septertee McFall, both of Lawton; 30 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 44 Son of Robert Dewberry, 2 years old, Single. He appeared on the census on 23 Apr 1930 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 202 Brother-in-Law of Samuel McCuen, Age 23 He resided at 9 Main in 1941 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. Driver for Dewberry Taxicab Milit-Beg: U. S. Army, 20 Apr 1944, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 71 Occupation - Truck Driver or Chauffeur or Tractor Driver Event-Misc: City Patrolman Selected, 11 Nov 1947, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 218 Quarner Dewberry, 40, 103 1/2 Dearborn, today had been appointed by Mayor George Hutchins to serve as the city's Negro district patrolman.

The appointment was confirmed by the city council at Monday afternoon's special session and came after a petition had been submitted by about 20 Negro residents asking that Dewberry be named to patrol their area. He resided at 104 East Bell Avenue in 1950 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 72 listed as a student. Event-Misc: 3 Dec 1954, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 219
Lawton police Friday were looking for a motorist who Thursday night cursed and shot a man in the hand for attempting to hitch a ride.

Allen Hills was hospitalized for a gun wound in the left hand after he asked a motorist for a "lift" across town.

Hills told officers Quanah Dewberry and Johnny R. Hodes he was walking along a city street when he saw the car. He walked up and asked the driver if he was going across town.

"He got out of the car and cursed me "Hills said, adding, "I was so shocked when he told me to get away from the car that I didn't move. He pulled the pistol out and shot me."

The bullet entered his hand below the thumb. The irate motorist drove away. Event-Misc: Negro Policemen's Ball, 19 Jun 1956, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 220 An afternoon baseball game pitting Lawton View against Cache, and an evening dance at a local nightclub were on tap today for Lawton's Negro population as they observed emancipation day.

Tonight at the Jive club, Johnnie Rhoades and Quanah Dewberry, Negro patrolmen of the Lawton police department, will sponsor the annual Negro policemen's ball.

The officers said proceeds from the dance will be used for uniforms. The public is invited to attend the dance. Event-Misc: Negro Cop Is Forced To Resign, 1 Apr 1957, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 221 Police Chief Ron Wheatley announced today he will recommend appointment of a 31-year-old Negro employee of Union Bus station to replace Quarner Dewberry as police patrolmen.

Dewberry's resignation is expected to be turned in late today or Tuesday.

"Dewberry is no longer on the force," said Wheatley. "His employment was ended effective when he finished his patrol duty last night."

One city official, who asked not to be identified, confirmed that Dewberry had been asked to resign, and that the Negro patrolman had agreed to do so.

No reason was given by the informant.

Quanah married Elsie Morgan [1369] 67 [MRIN: 252] in 1932 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA.67 Elsie was born on 28 Nov 1912 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA and died on 22 Jan 1958 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA67,222 at age 45. Another name for Elsie was Elsie Morgan Dewberry.67

Death Notes: Mrs. Elsie Dewberry, 45, No. 1 Dearborn, a resident of Lawton since 1936, died at a local hospital about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Dewberry was born at Bullock, Texas, Nov 28, 1912, and was married to Quanah Dewberry at Tyler, Texas in 1932.

She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and was past president and treasurer of Missionary Circle No. 3 and past secretary of Sunshine Benevolent Club.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ima Myers of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Morgan, Bullock, Texas; two brothers, Tommy J. Morgan and Cornelius Morgan, Tyler; three sisters, Mrs. Bernice Grant, Dallas, Mrs. Olita Siels, St. Louis, MO, and Bernie Mae Morgan, Terrell, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Jefferson Funeral home is no charge of arrangements.

Noted events in her life were:

She resided at 104 East Bell Avenue in 1950 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 72 listed as a student.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 148 F    i. Ima Dee Dewberry [299] 67,223 was born on 7 Jan 1934 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA,67,223 died on 29 Dec 2003 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA74,223,224 at age 69, and was buried on 5 Jan 2004 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.67

Quanah next married Letrice Marie Brown [1370] [MRIN: 370] on 23 Jan 1967 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.67 Letrice was born about 1910. Another name for Letrice is Letrice Marie Dewberry.77

Children from this marriage were:

   149 M    i. Lawrence Dewberry [728] was born in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. User ID: 798.

+ 150 F    ii. Vanessa L. Dewberry [729] was born on 12 Feb 1966 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.

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38. Septertee Dewberry [681] (Robert Dewberry8, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 18 Apr 1909 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA, died on 6 Oct 2001 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA78,79 at age 92, and was buried on 12 Oct 2001 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.79 Another name for Septertee was Septertee McFall. User ID: 69.

General Notes:
Her obituary reads - Mrs. McFall was born in Cache, Oklahoma to Robert and Nannie Dewberry. Septertee was named for one of Quanah Parker's wives. She married Clayton McFall. She was employed by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Lawton. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she served as an usher and was a member of the Mother's Board and the Cora Calaway Mission Circle.

Survivors include a son, Clayton McFall Jr., Tyler, Texas; two daughters: Lillie M. Brown, Seattle; and Ella McCain, Lawton; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Onetha McFall.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, 12 Oct 2001, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Gary E. Bender, pastor, officiating.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 44 Daughter of Robert Dewberry, 6 months old, Single.

Septertee married Clayton McFall Sr. [308] [MRIN: 265] about 1928 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. Clayton was born about 1907 and died before 6 Oct 2001.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 151 M    i. Clayton McFall Jr. [312] was born on 12 Sep 1930 in Chattanooga, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA, died on 27 Jul 2010 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA at age 79, and was buried on 31 Jul 2010 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA.225

+ 152 F    ii. Lilly Mary McFall [309] was born on 29 Feb 1932 in Chattanooga, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.

+ 153 F    iii. Onetha McFall [311] was born on 1 Oct 1933 in Grandfield, Tillman, Oklahoma, USA74 and died on 31 Aug 198174 at age 47.

+ 154 F    iv. Ella Rosa Mary McFall [310] was born on 20 Jun 1935 in Indiahoma, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.

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39. R. L. Dewberry [255] (Robert Dewberry8, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 15 Feb 1912 in Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA,80 died on 17 Jun 2008 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA at age 96, and was buried on 21 Jun 2008 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. User ID: 235.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 9 Apr 1930 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 70 Listed as Aurelle, Son of Robert Dewberry, Age 17. He resided at 12 Bell Avenue in 1941 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 216 Hallman, Midland Hotel (listed as Robert L.) He resided at 121 Arlington Avenue in 1947 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 72 R. L. was still driving for the Busy Bee Cab Company cab. He resided at 105 Bell Avenue in 1950 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 72 Listed as Robert L,. cab driver for the Busy Bee Cab Company. Elweila taught school. Reunion: Dewberry Family Reunion, From 30 Jul 2000 to Jul 2000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA. Reunion: Dewberry Family Reunion, From 2 Aug 2002 to 4 Aug 2002, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, USA. Reunion: Dewberry Family Reunion, From 23 Jul 20o4 to 25 Jul 2004, Irving, Dallas, Texas, USA.
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R. married Elweila Hutson [752] [MRIN: 203] on 12 Oct 1940 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.80 Elweila was born on 21 Mar 1908,80,226 died on 15 May 1991 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA80 at age 83, and was buried after 15 May 1991 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. Another name for Elweila was Elweila Dewberry.80

Burial Notes: Sunset Memorial Gardens

Noted events in her life were:

She resided at 121 Arlington Avenue in 1947 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 72 R. L. was still driving the Busy Be Cab Company cab. She resided at 105 Bell Avenue in 1950 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 72 Listed as Robert L,. cab driver for the Busy Bee Cab Company. Elweda taught school. Event-Misc: Kappa Delta Pi education fraternity, 29 Jul 1956, Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, USA. 227 Mrs. Elweda H. Dewberry, a teacher at Douglass school here, last week pledged Gamma chapter of Kappa Delta Pi education fraternity in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony held in Room 227 of the Graduate Education building, University of Oklahoma, Norman.

With 19 other pledges, she will be initiated into the organization July 31.

Mrs. Dewberry is this summer working toward a master's degree in elementary administration from the university. Her obituary was published on 15 May 1991 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. Lawton Constitution, Oct 3, 1946
Mrs. Wilson, 90, Negro, Dies Today

Mrs. Susan Wilson, 90-year-old Negro resident of Lawton since 1910, died at 8:25 a.m., today in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Will Jones, 105 Bell. Ill for more than two months, she had been in serious condition since Sept . 27.

Mrs. Wilson, born in Palestine, Texas, became well known here during her long Lawton residence. She became a member at the Bethlehem Church in 1910.

Survivors in addition to Mrs. Jones, are two granddaughters, Mrs. R. L. Dewberry, 121 Arlington Drive, and Mrs. Phalor Bonley, 105 1/2 Bell; a grandson, Ernest Cooper on east Columbia, and four great-grandchildren.

Services, at the Bethlehem church are indefinite pending arrival of relatives and will be announced by the Shaw Funeral Home.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 155 F    i. Rheta Dewberry [297] was born on 24 Jan 1945 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA.80

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41. Annie Lovie Britton [653] (Amanda Dewberry9, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 5 Apr 1890 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA87 and died on 27 Dec 1980 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA88 at age 90. Another name for Annie was Annie Lovie Adams.88 User ID: 614.

General Notes:
Her obituary reads - On April 5, 1890 in Smith County, Texas, God blessed the late Talbert and Amanda Dewberry Britton with Annie Lovie the youngest of their four children. On December 27, 1907 she married to Mondy Adams. He preceded her in death February 27, 1950. She is survived by a beloved sister Eddie A. Johnson of Tyler, her daughter and son-in-law Amanda and Theodore Raibon, Tyler, seven grandchildren, Sylvia, Cincinnati, Ohio, Patricia, Tyler, Sharron, Dallas, Linda, Tyler. Five great grandchildren, Mekeba, Glenn Jr., Kye, Augustus and Tamika. A god son Rev. Cargin Kise, Lancaster, Texas and a host of other relatives and friends.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 3 Jun 1900 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 228 Daughter of Tott Britton, Born Apr 1890, Age 10. She appeared on the census on 9 May 1910 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 229 Wife of Monday Adams, Age 20, Married for 2 years with no children. Lived next to her parents. She appeared on the census on 13 Jan 1920 in Noonday, Smith, Texas, USA. 230 Age 29, Wife of Mondy Adams She appeared on the census on 11 Apr 1930 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 231 Age 40, Married at age 17, Wife of Mondy Adams
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Annie married Mondy Adams [1050] [MRIN: 359], son of Unknown and Clara Richardson [1828], on 26 Dec 1908 88.,232 Mondy was born on 4 Mar 1884233 and died on 27 Feb 1950 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA88 at age 65.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 3 Jun 1900 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 84 16 year old step-son of Tott Britton, Mondy Adams, Born Mar 1884, Farm Laborer He appeared on the census on 2 May 1910 in Justice Precinct 4, Smith County Texas. 229 Listed as Monday Adams, Head, Age 26, Married 2 years, Born in Texas, as were his parents, Farmer. Lived next to his father-in-law, Tolbert Britton. He appeared on the census on 13 Jan 1920 in Noonday, Smith, Texas, USA. 230 36 year old farm owner, Head of Household He appeared on the census on 11 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 234 46 year old Head of Household (farmer), married at age 23, owned a radio.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 156 F    i. Amanda Evelyn Johnson [187] was born on 7 Jan 1927 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA,74 died on 15 Jan 1989 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA74,134 at age 62, and was buried on 21 Jan 1989 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA.235 (Relationship to Father: Foster, Relationship to Mother: Foster)

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44. Mamie Whiting [328] (Jane Dewberry11, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 22 Apr 1901 in Forney, Kaufman, Texas, USA94 and died on 12 Feb 1983 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA62,94 at age 81. Another name for Mamie was Mamie Berry. User ID: 302.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 26 Apr 1910 in Forney, Kaufman, Texas, USA. 91 10 year old daughter of Frank,. She appeared on the census on 17 Jan 1920 in Forney, Kaufman, Texas, USA. 92 19 year old daughter of Frank.

Mamie married Berry [329] [MRIN: 286] after 17 Jan 1920 in Forney, Kaufman, Texas, USA. Berry [329] was born in 1899.

The child from this marriage was:

   157 M    i. Gentle Berry [330] was born about 1921 in Forney, Kaufman, Texas, USA. User ID: 304.

45. William Dewberry Sr. [823] (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 7 Jun 1890 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA, died on 18 May 1967 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA107 at age 76, and was buried on 22 May 1967 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA.107 User ID: 9.

General Notes:
His obituary reads "William M. Dewberry, 76, a retired Santa Fe Railway employee, died Thursday at the Grandview Osteopathic Hospital. He had been ill several months and seriously ill the past two weeks. Dewberry was born June 7, 1890, at Forney, Texas. When a small child he moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton (sic) Dewberry, to Lawton, where he received his education. He was married on October 27, 1914, to Lethonia McNeal at Lawton and they made their home on a farm near there. In 1926 they went to Guthrie and Dewberry was employed by the Santa Fe, transferring to Ponca City in 1939. He retired in 1959 after 33 years with the company. Dewberry was a steward in the AME Church and a member of Lodge 26, AF&AM. Surviving Dewberry are his wife of the home, three sons, William Jr., 1301 Scott, Everett of Kansas City, MO., and Leonard of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Clariece Horton of Dallas; five brothers, C. D., 1214 East South Avenue, Warren, Marcellus and Frank of Guthrie and Jody of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Houston and Miss Gladys Dewberry of Kansas City, MO; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dewberry was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the CME Church with the Rev. Melvin Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel."

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 29 Jun 1900 in Forney, Kaufman, Texas, USA. 236 Son of C. Dewberry, Born Jun 1890, Age 10, Born in Texas. He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 108 Son of C. B., Age 19, Single, Farm Laborer. He appeared on the census on 13 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 237 Head, Age 29, Farmer He appeared on the census on 3 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 238 Head, Property valued at $500.00, Age39, Married at age 22, Section Laborer on the Railroad. He resided at 1215 South 13Th Street in 1940 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 72 Laborer on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad He resided at 1215 South 13th in 1942 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 239 Laborer on the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe along with his wife Lethonia. He resided at 1215 South 13th in 1952 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 72 listed as a laborer with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe rail line with his wife Lethonia

William married Lethonia McNeal [181] [MRIN: 78], daughter of Lucien McNeal [673] and Unknown, on 27 Oct 1914 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.107 Lethonia was born on 27 Sep 1896 in Rockdale, Milam, Texas, USA and died on 5 Oct 1984 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA at age 88. Other names for Lethonia were Lethonia Dewberry and Aunt Dump McNeal.

General Notes: Her obituary reads - "Aunt Dump received her education in the Rockdale school system. Her family moved to Lawton on 1910 where she met and married William. In 1926, they moved to Guthrie and later, 1939, to Ponca City. Aunt Dump was a longtime member of the Conner Chapel AME Church where she held various positions and was an active member of the Missionary Society."

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 13 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 237 Wife of William Dewberry, Age 23. She appeared on the census on 3 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 238 Wife of William Dewberry, Age 33, Married at age 18. She resided at 1215 South 13Th Street in 1940 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 72

Children from this marriage were:

   158 F    i. Clarice Dewberry [219] was born in 1917 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA and died on 2 Nov 1984 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA240 at age 67. User ID: 213.

General Notes: A 17-year old and his roommate saved the teen's grandfather Friday when they pulled the unconscious man from of a burning house but were unable to rescue the man's sister, who dies in the blaze.

Fire officials identified the victim as Clarice Horton, 68.

Leonard Dewberry, 58, was listed late Friday as being in stable and improving condition at St. Joseph Medical Center here.

He was being treated for smoke inhalation, a hospital spokesman said.

Police said Allen Dewbery (sic) and his roommate, Donald Ray Anderson, were alerted to the fire about 4 a.m. Friday by barking dogs.

The pair rushed next door to help and were able to grab the elder Dewberry and get him out of the house, Detective Capt. Allan Coopock said.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 13 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 237 Son of William Dewberry, Age 3. She appeared on the census on 3 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 238 Daughter of William Dewberry, Age 13, Single.

+ 159 F    ii. Henrietta Dewberry [87] was born in 1919 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA and died before 18 May 1967.107

+ 160 M    iii. William Dewberry Jr. [216] was born on 24 Mar 1921 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA241 and died on 28 Feb 1976 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA62,242 at age 54.

+ 161 M    iv. Everett T. Dewberry Sr. [218] was born on 17 Apr 1923 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA,243 died on 4 Aug 1996 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA62,243 at age 73, and was buried on 12 Aug 1996 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA.243

+ 162 M    v. Leonard Dewberry Sr. [72] was born on 18 Jan 1926 in Oklahoma and died in Feb 1988 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA40 at age 62.

47. John Wright Dewberry [47] (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 24 Aug 1896 in Forney, Kaufman, Texas, USA,109 died on 28 Sep 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA62,110 at age 71, and was buried on 3 Oct 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA. User ID: 11.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 29 Jun 1900 in Forney, Kaufman, Texas, USA. 96 Listed as John W., Son of C. Dewberry, Born Aug 1895, Age 4, Born in Texas. He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 108 Listed as Johnie, Son of C. B., Age 14, Single. Milit-Beg: 5 Jun 1917, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA. 109 Draft Registration

John married Jeana Carter [1999] [MRIN: 49] on 20 Nov 1915 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. Jeana was born in 1896 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. Another name for Jeana was Jeana Dewberry.

Children from this marriage were:

   163 F    i. Arlee Dewberry [266] was born after 1915 and died after 1930. User ID: 246.

+ 164 F    ii. Iris Dean Dewberry [633] was born after 1915.

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John next married Eserline Francis [265] [MRIN: 51], daughter of Marion Francis Sr. [615] and Luvenia [616], in 1944 in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA.110 Eserline was born on 9 Oct 1907 in Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA,110 died on 27 Apr 1989 in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA110,244 at age 81, and was buried on 5 May 1989. Other names for Eserline were Eserline Dewberry and110 Eserline Dewberry.

General Notes: Funeral Services Held at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Washington, DC., Rev. Henry Y. White, Pastor, Officiating

Obituary

Eserline Dewberry, a longtime resident of Washington, D.C., died on Thursday, April 27, 1989. she was born in Cash, Oklahoma, the loving daughter of the late Mr. Marion and Luvina Francis, Sr.

Eserline Dewberry, better known to many as Madame Dewberry, spent her entire life bringing joy to others through music and other civic and community services. Her love for music found her involved with many singing groups culminating with the formulation of the Dewberry Singers, during the mid to late 60's.

Known as a woman of action full of drive and determination to excel in all areas of life, Eserline traveled the world giving concert performances, and spreading joy and laughter to the hearts and souls of many. The love she had for the welfare of others was immeasurable. This was evidenced in the many accolades that she received for concert performances and community services.

Eserline Dewberry was a lady of stature who dined and rendered professional services to presidents that spanned from President Harry S. Truman to President Ronald Reagan.

Truly a lady of class in every sense of the word, Eserline's only desire was to live her life so that it would be a shining example to those she knew and those who knew her, so that in some small way she could help somebody.

In Washington, D.C. in 1944 Eserline was wed in holy matrimony to the late John Wright Dewberry. This beautiful union was terminated with his demise in 1967.

Madame Dewberry is survived by four sisters, Roberta Odomes of D.C., Hazel Barber of California, Roberta Hightower and Lela Thomas; two brothers S. M. Francis and Marion Francis, Jr. all of Texas; a nephew and niece Bennie and Vivian Dewberry of Washington, D.C.; great nephews and nieces, Carlton and Joanne Dewberry, James and Ven Dewberry of Virginia. There are two sisters-in-law, Gladys Dewberry and Goldie Houston of Missouri; devoted friends, Melvin Brooks of D.C. and Eleanor and Tony Leavitt of California, other relatives and devoted friends.

Aunt Essie related that she went to Washington, DC with her employer, an Army officer. In 1952, three weeks before an assassination attempt on President Truman's life, she began working at the White House, serving Presidents from Harry S. Truman through Ronald Reagan. Although Aunt Essie retired as White House Pastry Chef in 1976, she was still returning to prepare her specialties for special occasions as late as 1987. A Lyrical Soprano, Madam Dewberry has given concerts around the world and performed annually at President Johnson's White House Christmas party. She formed the Dewberry Singers in the mid 60's. By the early 1980s, she began limiting her performances to the Washington area due to her health, finally retiring from active performances in 1987.


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49. C. D. Dewberry [68] (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 31 Mar 1900 in Forney, Kaufman, Texas, USA, died on 11 Nov 1988 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA111 at age 88, and was buried on 19 Nov 1988 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA.111 User ID: 13.

General Notes:
C. D. wrote the following to be used as his obituary - C. D. moved with his family to Lawton, Oklahoma in 1902. His father, C. B., his Uncle G. P. Harrison, a Mr. John Banks and a Mr. John Turks all moved to the Lawton area because of a new land opening for the Homesteaders and the farms available in that new opening. Although he didn't remember all the details, the first Negro School was built on C. B. Dewberry's farm about 5 miles west of Lawton.

They moved back to Logan County, Oklahoma in 1912 where his father bought another farm south of Seward because there were several years of drought and crop failures in Lawton. He attended school there and married Leola Harvey in 1921. His four older children were born there.

C. D. moved his family to Ponca City during February of 1930. He worked first for the Santa Fe Railroad and later, beginning 5 June 1944, Continental Oil Company where he was responsible for the service station, supervised parking, and chauffeured company presidents. He retired from Continental Oil in April of 1965, and then drove a school bus until 1972.

C. D. was made a Mason in August 1922 at Guthrie, OK Eureka Lodge # 14. C. D. was a member of the St. John Baptist Church since 1930, serving as a Deacon since 1931. He was Worshipful Master of Weber Lodge No. 26 A&FM, a Past Master, a Scottish Rite Mason of 33 degrees and a member of the Supreme Council of Scottish Rite orders. He was elected Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma in 1965, serving in that post for 22 years. He was awarded the honorary degree of Past General Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons in 1978. He has attended numerous Annual Supreme Councils of the 33rd degree Masons, including the 86th Annual Session held in Monrovia, Liberia in 1972.

He has served as chairman of the Ponca City Housing Authority, being first appointed to this board in 1968.

On 14 October 1983 follow the death of his son, Lester; C. D. prepared the following information to be used during his burial service. "C. D. Dewberry, long time Ponca City, OK resident at 1214 East South Ave, expired, etc,..... Born March 31, 1900 in Tyler, Texas, he was the son of C. B. and Mary Dewberry moving to Lawton, OK the year 1902, later in 1912 moving to Logan County, Guthrie, OK. He attended school in that vicinity. In 1921, November 6th he was married to Leola Harvey. His parents, five brothers, one son, one sister preceded him in death. His four older children were born in the Logan County vicinity. Moving to Ponca City in February (of) 1930 working for the Santa Fe railroad (and) later for Continental Oil Company for 21 years, retiring April 1965(.) His wife Leola preceded (him) in death (in) 1976. He later married Menttory Nichols. In addition to his church affiliation of the St. John Baptist Church since 1930 and a deacon since 1931, he was a 33 degree Mason, served as Grand High Priest of the State Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma, Prince Hall, Past General Grand High Priest of America P.H.A.(,) a Grand Lodge Officer of Charity Commission for Charity since August 1948(.) Served on the Ponca City Housing Authority for more than 12 years part of that time as the Chairman of the Board. Oh yes(,) I was made a mason in August 1922 at Guthrie, OK Eureka Lodge #14."

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 29 Jun 1900 in Forney, Kaufman, Texas, USA. 96 Son of C. Dewberry, Born Mar 1900, Age 3 months, Born in Texas. He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 245 Listed as Clayburn, Son of C. B., Age 10, Single. Milit-Beg: World War I Draft Registration Card, 6 Sep 1918, Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 60 Laborer working for Connley Construction Company at Fort Sill, Oklahoma He appeared on the census on 14 Jan 1920 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 99 Listed as Claiborne, Jr., Age 19, Farm Laborer He appeared on the census on 3 Apr 1930 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 246 Listed as Clayburn Dewberry, Head, Age 30, married at age 21, proprietor of a cafe which he rented for $30.00 per month, born in Texas. He resided at 920 South 13Th Street in 1936 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 72,247 Listed as Claborne D. Dewberry He resided at 533 North 9Th Street in 1940 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 72 He resided at 1331 Scott Avenue in 1942 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. Janitor, Higdon Florists Event-Misc: Kay County Negro Fair, 14 Sep 1948, Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 248 The Kay county Negro fair will continue Tuesday and Wednesday in the Attucks school park, C. D. Dewberry announced Saturday.

The fair will be held in connection with the annual Kay county free fair at Newkirk and will have the same exhibits of horses, cattle and domestic goods as are listed in the county fair catalog. He resided at 1214 East South Avenue in 1952 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA.
72 Employee of Continental, name spelled Clabourne D., listed with wife Leola. Event-Misc: Imperial Council of the shrine, Aug 1956, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA. 249 Just back from Washington, D. C., is C. D. Dewberry, who as grand high priest of Prince Hall Holy Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma attended a convention there of the Imperial Council of the Shrine. Dewberry, who also is a member of the International Board of the royal Arch conference was accompanied by Mrs. Dewberry and Mrs. Mary L. Whitby. Mrs. Dewberry is a member of Eastern Star. Mrs. Whitby is grand ancient matron of the Heroines of Jericho. Both attended the international Eastern Star and Heroines of Jericho conference. The trio also spent some time sightseeing while in Washington. Event-Misc: Preside Over 56th Annual Grand Session, Jun 1958, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 250 C. D. Dewberry, 1214 East South Avenue, left for Lawton Sunday morning to preside over the 56th annual grand session of the Grand Chapter of the Prince Hall Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma, to be held there beginning Monday. Dewberry is grand high priest for the Oklahoma lodge. Event-Misc: 40th Wedding Anniversary, 9 Nov 1961, Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 251 Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Dewberry, 1214 East South Avenue, will observe their 40th wedding anniversary Monday at an open house in their home beginning at 7 p.m. Hosts for the event will be a son, Perry L. Dewberry, and two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Young and Miss Glenna Dewberry, all of Ponca City. The couple's other children are Ernest of Tulsa; Lester, Topeka, Kan.; Bennie E. who is stationed in Germany with the U. S. Army, and Willard E., Oakland, California. Event-Misc: Attended the International General Grand Conference, Jun 1962, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. 252 C. D. Dewberry, grand high priest of Prince Hall Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma, has returned from Detroit, Mich., where he attended the International General Grand Conference. He was accompanied by Mrs. Dewberry and their daughter, Mrs. Leroy Young and children. The group visited in Washington, D.C., also. He retired Continental Oil Company on 21 Apr 1965 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 253 Event-Misc: Grand High Priest, 4 Jun 1965, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA. 254 Grand High Priest of the Prince Hall Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma is C. D. Dewberry, 1214 East South Avenue. Dewberry returned recently from Oklahoma city, where he presided over the Grand Session and was re-elected Grand High Priest. He will attend the national meeting in Pittsburgh June 20-24. Event-Misc: National Grand Session, Jun 1968, Birmingham, Alabama. 255 C. D. dewberry, 1214 East South Avenue, grand high priest of Prince Hall Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma, has returned from the national grand session of Royal Arch Masons in Birmingham, Alabama. Dewberry also is an honored 33rd degree Mason. He was honored for Banquet in Jan 1969 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA. 256 C. D. Dewberry, grand high priest of the Prince Hall Royal Arch Masons, will preside at the mid-year grand session to be in Oklahoma City Saturday, opening at 9:30 a.,. At 7 p.m. Dewberry will be honored at a banquet in recognition of his having held the office of grand high priest for 20 years. Event-Misc: Re-election to Executive Board, Jul 1971, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, USA. 257 C. D. Dewberry, grand high priest of the Prince Hall Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma, was reelected to the executive board for another two-year term at the recent general grand conference in Lansing, Mich. He has been a member of the board for the past eight years. About 500 people attended the joint meeting of royal Arch Masons and Heroines of Jericho. Reunion: Family Reunion, 23 Aug 1971, Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 258
The family of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Dewberry, 1214 East South Avenue, hosted a reunion at Lake Ponca Park today honoring the couple on their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Dewberry were married in 1921 at Guthrie. The honorees have seven children, 29 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family also celebrated the birthday of Perry Dewberry.

Unable to attend were the Rev. and Mrs. Stacy Cowan of Oklahoma City, Bennie Dewberry and family of Alexandria, VA., Mr. and Mrs. James Dewberry and Marcus of Sacramento, California., and Edgar Dewberry who is stationed in Vietnam.

Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Perry L. Dewberry, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Young, Barbara Lee, Mazella, Regina and Alan of Ponca City; Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Dewberry and Dwayne of Coyle; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Dewberry, Donna and Leslie of Dover, Del.; Willard Dewberry of Oakland, California.; Mrs. Glenna McDonald, Tory and Chimene of Alexandria, Va. and Mrs. Anita Lopez and Stacey of Castro Valley, California.

also Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Dewberry of Enid, Miss Sandra Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny white, Gary, Toi and Marsha, Glenn Dewberry, Miss Karen Dewberry and Mrs. William Dewberry of Ponca City. Event-Misc: Returns from New Orleans, Jul 1972, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
259 C. D. Dewberry, grand high priest of Prince Hall Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma, has just returned from the General Grand Conference of Grand Chapters that met recently in New Orleans. Event-Misc: Liberia Meeting, From 28 Oct 1972 to 5 Nov 1972, Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. 260 C. D. Dewberry returned Monday from Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa, where he attended the 86th annual session of the United Supreme Council, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, Prince Hall Affiliation, USA.

The session was at the invitation of President William R. Tolbert, the Liberian Government, Mesurado consistory and all Prince Hall Masons of the West African Republic. Tolbert is also a 33rd degree Mason, receiving the degree in America some time ago. He was honored for Honorary degree of Past General Grand High Priest in Jul 1978 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA.
261 C. D. Dewberry, past grand high priest of Prince Hall Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma, has returned from the General Grand Conference of Royal Arch Masons which convened in Kansas City, MO.

During the meeting, the honorary degree of Past General Grand High Priest was bestowed upon him. Dewberry also is an honorable 33 degree Mason. Reunion: Family Reunion, From 8 Aug 1980 to 10 Aug 1980, Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA.
262 Festivities began with a buffet dinner prepared by the Ponca City families who hosted the reunion. All family members participated in a talent show.

On Saturday, the Dewberry clan gathered at the shelter house at Lake Ponca for a picnic dinner . The picnic was followed by a musical rehearsal which included the grandchildren of C.D. Dewberry.

Sunday, the family attended church services at St. John Baptist Church, where the elder Dewberry is president of the Board of Deacons and where all of the Dewberry children and some of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren once attended.

The grandchildren , assisted by their grandfather, C.D., and uncle, Lester Dewberry, presented two vocal selections, "Soon And Very Soon" and "Have Faith In God" for the morning service.

The family then gathered at Buffy's Buffet for dinner and pictures.

The reunion ended at the home of C.D. Dewberry, where he was presented with gifts and a cake in the shape of "80" representing his 80th birthday which he celebrated in March.

Children and spouses attending the reunion were Willard Dewberry of Oakland, California.; Lester and Mary Dewberry, Miami, Fla.; Earnest and Ella Dewberry, Huntsville, Texas; Benny and Shirley Dewberry, Camp Springs, Md.; Glenna J. Dewberry, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Barbara . Dewberry Young, also Perry and Viola Dewberry, Ponca City.

Grandchildren attending were Patricia Dewberry Cowan of Dallas, Texas; Barbara L. Young, Oklahoma city; Mazella Young, Lake Jackson, Texas; Edgar and Linda Dewberry, El Sobrante, California,; Irvin and Cheryl Dewberry Love, Tulsa; Troy Dewberry and Chimene McDonald, Colorado springs, Colo.; Sandra Thompson, Edmond; Cedric Dewberry, Enid; John Dewberry, Camp Springs, Md.; Glenn and Karen Dewberry, Alan Young, Jessie and Regina Young Stewart, Michelle Palmer Dewberry and Denise Tipton, all of Ponca City.

Great-grandchildren attending were Gray, Marsha, Toi and Cory Love, Tulsa; Robin and Andrea Young, Oklahoma City; Tonya Driggus, New Carrolton, Md.; Kim Graham, Mapleshade, N.J.; DeLawerance Miller and Siante Dewberry, El Sobrante, California.; Dwayne Dewberry II, Huntsville, Texas; Adrian, Shantea and Welford Cowan, Dallas, Texas; Nicole Stewart and Tomeka Young, Ponca City.

A business meeting was held and plans for the next reunion were discussed. The Dewberrys will gather in August, 1982, in Camp Springs, Maryland, where they will be hosted by the Bennie Dewberry family.

He was honored for Birthday Celebration on 6 Apr 1985 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA.
263 C.D. Dewberry, 1214 East South Ave., community leader and current chairman of the Ponca city Housing authority, will be honored with a birthday celebration at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at St. John Baptist Church, 1009 South Eleventh..

His family asks that friends join them in celebrating his 85th birthday. Hosts for the party will be his children, Perry of Ponca City, Earnest of Athens, Texas, Bennie of Maryland, Barbara Young of Ponca City, Willard of Oakland, California., and Glenna McDonald of Colorado Springs. In addition, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be assisting with the event.

dewberry came to Ponca City in March 1930. He was employed in the Motor Transportation Department at Conoco Inc., retiring in 1965. Later he drove a school bus.

since coming to Ponca City, he has served on many City Commission appointments. Presently he is serving on the Helpline board. He was appointed a charter member of the Ponca City Housing Authority board in 1968 by the late C. D. Hull, mayor at that time, and has served the board continuously except for two years.

A 330degree Mason, he served as grand high priest of the Prince Hall royal Arch Masons more that 20 years. He attended conventions of the Scottish Rite orders through the years, including one in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa.

He is a member of St. John Baptist Church which he serves as chairman of the Board of Deacons and president of the Brotherhood. Through the years, he has served in other departments of the church.

Dewberry's birth date is actually March 31, but since he will be attending an out-of-town meeting, the celebration will be on Saturday, April 6. Event-Misc: Keeping Busy, 22 Dec 1987, Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA.
264 At 87, C.D. Dewberry, 1214 South Avenue, continues to enjoy community and civic work. Presently he is serving as chairman of the Ponca City Housing authority. He has served off and on the Housing Authority Board since first being appointed by Mayor C. D. Hull in 1968.

Helen Freeman, executive director of the Housing authority, said Dewberry is a good chairman and committee member. She said he has worked hard for Broadway Plaza, which houses the elderly, as well as the low-rent housing. the program was new nearly 20 years ago and there were no housing units at that time.

Currently the housing authority is responsible for 191 low rental units and 83 elderly units. Dewberry is a member of the Regional NAHRO (National Association of Housing Redeveloper Officials).

Dewberry came here in the early 1930s from Guthrie, where he worked for Santa Fe Railways.

Later is was employed by Continental Oil Company in the Motor Transportation Department. His duties in addition to running the service station and supervising parking was to chauffeur company presidents. Dewberry chauffeured both Dan Moran and W. F. McCollum.

Dewberry said there was a definite difference in attitude of the two oil company presidents, Moran and Dewberry got along all right, but Moran didn't always get along easily with other employees.

The retired Continental Oil Company employee recalls picking Moran up at the airport one day and on the way back the Continental chief executive saw three women employees crossing the street in the complex. He was upset because it was 1;20 p.m., and he thought they were 20 minutes late.

Moran, according to Dewberry, proceeded to find out who the women worked for and complain to their boss. Moran then learned the women were on staggered lunch break and actually ten minutes early. Moran was known for locking the doors so latecomers couldn't enter.

Dewberry said he wasn't there at the time but heard of Moran going in to one of the shop areas and finding a man sitting down on a can. It infuriated Moran so much he kicked the can out from under the guy and then learned he didn't work for continental but was on contract for another company.

One interesting aspect of chauffeuring for the Continental executives was driving a bright green Cadillac. In those days, according to Dewberry, whenever the company bought a vehicle, it was routine to deliver it to the paint shop and a green paint job and Continental Oil Company emblems.

Most of the trips with the company presidents was to and from the airport. dewberry often drove lesser officials to Wichita, Oklahoma City or Tulsa and on one occasion to Denver. C. D. retired from Continental after 21 years of service in 1965.

But he didn't retire from volunteer service and leadership, he has since put in 22 years in that capacity.

In addition to serving on the Ponca City Housing Authority to ensure housing for low-income families, Dewberry was active in St. John Baptist Church, where he was ordained a deacon in church and continues to serve as chairman of the Deacon Board. He also is president of the Brotherhood and for many years sang in the choir.

He has worked with helpline since it was established, including serving on the board. He also worked with boy Scout Troop No. 10 sponsored by St. John Baptist.

a Mason and member of Webber Lodge No. 26 AF&AM, he is a Past Master, a Scottish Rite Mason of 33 degree and a member of the Supreme Council of Scottish Rite orders.

Dewberry is Past Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma and honorary past General Grand High Priest royal Arch Mason and served for 22 years as Grand High Priest royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma. He has traveled extensively attending conventions including one in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa.

C.D. and his wife reared a family of seven children. He says with pride all finished high school and three have college degrees.

Dewberry's appearance belies his eighty and seven years. His volunteerism seems to have agreed with him and no doubt in the future he will find somewhere else to serve to keep himself out of mischief.
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C. married Leola Murl Harvey [193] [MRIN: 71], daughter of Monroe H. Harvey [899] and Laura Smith [91], on 9 Nov 1921 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.265 Leola was born on 9 Mar 1902 in Forrest City, St. Francis, Arkansas, USA, died on 19 Apr 1976 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA266 at age 74, and was buried on 24 Apr 1976 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. Another name for Leola was Leola Murl Dewberry.265

Death Notes: Mrs. Leola Murl Dewberry, 74, of 1214 East South Avenue, died Monday at 8:45 P. M., in Highland Nursing Center where she had been a resident since Feb. 11. She has been in failing health since an automobile accident in March 1965.

General Notes: Born at Forest City, Arkansas, she moved with her parents to Logan County Oklahoma where she received her education and met and married C. D. Dewberry.

Mrs. Dewberry was a member of the St. John Baptist Church, Geneva M. Weaver Federated Club, Orph Chapter 151, Order of Eastern Stars, and Matron of the C. D. Dewberry Chapter No. 8 of the Heroine of Jericho when she passed.

Her health had been failing since an automobile accident in March of 1965.

A memorial has been established at St. John Baptist Church in honor of the late Leola Murl Dewberry. Persons wishing to contribute to her memory may make contributions to the Leola M. Dewberry Memorial in care of Vink Fowler, treasurer of St. John Baptist Church, 1009 South Eleventh.

Surviving are her husband of the home, five sons, Perry of 1608 North Woodland, Ernest of Poteau, Lester of Miami, Fla., Bennie of Alexandria, Va., and Willard of Oakland, California.; two daughters, Barbara Jean Young, 711 South sixth, and Glenna Joyce McDonald, Colorado Springs; eight brothers, Lester Harvey, Berkley, California., Nelson Harvey, Oakland, California., Sherman Harvey, Oklahoma City, Lewis Harvey, Colorado springs, Gene Harvey of California, Marion Harvey, Minneapolis, Minn., Milo Harvey, Buffalo, M.Y., and Nathan Harvey, Los Angeles; two sisters, Roberta Taylor, Los Angeles, and Mary Lee Thompson, Oklahoma City; 26 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to per parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, one brother and three sisters.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 4 May 1910 in Chandler, Lincoln, Oklahoma, USA. 267 Daughter of Monroe, Age 8, Born in Arkansas. She appeared on the census on 10 Jan 1920 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 268 Daughter of Monroe Harvey, Age 17 She appeared on the census on 3 Apr 1930 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 246 Listed as Cleo, Wife of Clayburn, Age 28, Married at age 19, Born in Arkansas as were her parents. She resided at 920 South 13Th Street in 1938 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 72 Listed as Claborne D. Dewberry She resided at 533 North 9Th Street in 1940 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 72 She resided at 1331 Scott Avenue in 1942 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA. 247

Children from this marriage were:

+ 165 M    i. Perry Lee Dewberry [215] was born on 23 Aug 1922 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA,269 died on 12 May 1991 in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA270 at age 68, and was buried on 18 May 1991 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA.270

   166 F    ii. Edna Marie Alice Dewberry [69] was born circa 1923 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA and died circa 1923 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. User ID: 130.

+ 167 M    iii. Earnest Edward Dewberry [249] was born on 23 Feb 1924 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.271

+ 168 M    iv. Lester Claiborne Dewberry [260] was born on 26 Jun 1927 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA, died on 15 Aug 1983 in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA272,273 at age 56, and was buried on 20 Aug 1983 in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA.272

+ 169 M    v. Benny Ervin Dewberry Sr. [232] was born on 7 Apr 1929 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA, died on 31 Oct 1992 in Bethesda, Montgomery, Maryland, USA274 at age 63, and was buried on 5 Nov 1992 in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA.274

+ 170 F    vi. Barbara Jean Dewberry [270] was born on 24 Jun 1931 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA.

+ 171 M    vii. Willard Eugene Dewberry [281] was born on 25 Apr 1934 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA, died on 21 Nov 1999 in Oakland, Alameda, California, USA at age 65, and was buried on 26 Nov 1999 in Piedmont, Alameda, California, USA.275

+ 172 F    viii. Glenna Joyce Dewberry [292] was born on 31 Mar 1936 in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, USA.

C. next married Menttory Debose [84] [MRIN: 72], daughter of Joe Debose [944] and Mamie [945], on 23 Apr 1977 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA.111 Menttory was born on 20 Aug 1915 in Dothan, Houston, Alabama, USA, died on 20 Sep 1995 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA276 at age 80, and was buried on 26 Sep 1995 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA.276 Other names for Menttory were Menttory Dewberry and111 Menttory Nichols.

Burial Notes: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery

General Notes: After many years of serving God and being active in civic and community involvement and education, Dr. Menttory Debose Nichols-Dewberry went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 20, 1995 . Born in Dothan, Alabama, Dr. Dewberry moved to Oklahoma City as a young girl with her brother, Veodom, mother, Mamie, and father, Joe. They settled in "West Town".

Menttory Debose married Willie Nichols of Luther, Oklahoma, and one daughter, Zelia Rosetta, was born. Many years later, she married C.D. Dewberry of Ponca City, Oklahoma.

A graduate of Douglass High School, Dr. Dewberry received her B.A. degree from Langston University. Her Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in special education were conferred at the University of Oklahoma. She taught special education at several schools in Oklahoma City and Ponca City. She was an avid church worker, having held many positions at the Bethlehem Star Baptist Church and the East Zion District. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Urban League, NAACP, Phi Delta Kappa, Business and Professional Women’s Federated Clubs University Women, Langston Alumni Association and many others.

After Dr. Dewberry's health failed, she was a resident of Canterbury Fountains, Edwards Redeemer Nursing Home. She moved into the Charles Atkins Center just 16 hours before the Lord called her home. Menttory was preceded in death by her parents and her brother. Remaining to cherish the love and legacy of this great person are her daughter, Zelia Nichols Brown, her husband, Coy, and three grandchildren, Lowell Sekou Brown of Bloomington, Ill. Jima K. and Ayanna A. Brown of Plainfield, New Jersey; her devoted nephew, whom she raised as a son, Leonardo Debose, his wife, Myrna, their daughters, Lashawn Pender, Nikole O. Debose and granddaughter, Micah of Memphis, Tennessee,; cousins, Frank Martin, Elizabeth Stearns, Pearlie Mae Jones, Eva Howell of Alabama, Mildred Brown of Oklahoma City; sister-in-law, Evelyn Lee of Okla. City; nine nephews, one niece and many friends. Services will be held at Bethlehem Star Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday Rev. James Coates officiating. Burial will be at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Services under the direction of Temple & Son Funeral Home.

50. James Lee Dewberry [89] (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 21 Apr 1902 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA,112 died on 24 May 1981 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA112,113 at age 79, and was buried on 28 May 1981 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.114 Another name for James was Jimmie Lee Dewberry. User ID: 15.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 108 Son of C. B., Age 8, Single. He appeared on the census on 14 Jan 1920 in Springer, Carter, Oklahoma, USA. 99 Listed as James L., Age 17, Farm Laborer

James married Murple [323] [MRIN: 95] about 1921. Another name for Murple is Murple Dewberry.
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51. Warren T. Dewberry Sr. [99] (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 3 Mar 1909 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA, died on 13 Oct 1989 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA117 at age 80, and was buried on 21 Oct 1989 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.118 User ID: 16.

General Notes: Funeral Service Saturday, October 21, 1989 at 11:00 A.M., First Baptist Church, Guthrie, Oklahoma, Rev. Hersey L. Hammons, Officiating.

Obituary

Warren T. Dewberry was born March 3, 1909 to Claybourne and Elizabeth Dewberry in Lawton, Oklahoma. He was one of 13 children born to this union. They later moved to Seward, Oklahoma where he joined St. Matthews Baptist Church of Seward, Oklahoma at an early age. He later moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma an united with the First National Baptist Church approximately 17 years ago, where he served as a deacon until death.

He was united in marriage to Damie Lee Hogg, in 1930. To this union 15 children were born, two preceding him in death. He was a loving and affectionate husband, father and grandparent. He was an active member in the Progressive Men's social and Charity Organization. He held the office of President for two consecutive years. Being a hard working man, he was the owner an operator of Dewberry's garage for over twenty years, other occupations include janitorial work, security guard and farming. He leaves to mourn, his wife Damie Dewberry; nine daughters, Merley Owens, Cassie Blue, Virginia Love all of Guthrie, Oklahoma, Donna Chapman, Carolyn Jenkins of Denver, Colorado; Alberta Bowman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Brenda Jenkins and Jennifer Harris of Stillwater, Oklahoma and Velma McCauley of Kansas City, Missouri; four sons, Michael Dewberry of Guthrie, Oklahoma, Roy Dewberry of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Warren T. Dewberry, Jr. and Curtiss Dewberry of Kansas City, Missouri; 48 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Seven brothers preceded him in death. Survivors include, Frank Dewberry of Seward, Oklahoma, Marcellus Dewberry of Guthrie, Oklahoma and Carter Dewberry of Kansas City, Missouri; three sisters, Goldie Houston and Gladys Dewberry of Kansas City, Missouri, Leona Jacobs of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and a host of relatives and friends.

He departed this life October 13, 1989 at the age of 80 years.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 108 Son of C. B., Age 1, Single. He appeared on the census on 14 Jan 1920 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 99 Listed as Warren, Son of Claiborne Dewberry, Age 10, Farm Laborer He appeared on the census on 3 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 277 Listed as Warren, Age 21, 2 dwellings from William Dewberry, Agricultural Farmer

Warren married Damie Lee Hogg [262] [MRIN: 102], daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 2 Jan 1930 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.278 Damie was born on 17 Nov 1915 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA74 and died on 13 Apr 1999 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA74 at age 83.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 3 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 277 Wife of Warren Dewberry, Age 18 year.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 173 F    i. Virginia Dewberry [806] 117 was born in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.

+ 174 F    ii. Alberta R. Dewberry [622] 117 was born on 31 Oct 1934 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA,279,280 died on 24 Mar 2010281 at age 75, and was buried on 1 Apr 2010 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.

+ 175 M    iii. Warren Turner Dewberry Jr. [781] 117,282 was born on 16 Dec 1935.283

+ 176 F    iv. Velma Dewberry [811] 117 was born about 1938 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.

+ 177 F    v. Jennifer Dewberry [810] 117 was born about 1939.

+ 178 M    vi. Curtis Dewberry [815] 117 was born on 5 May 1940 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.280

+ 179 F    vii. Brenda Dewberry [809] 117 was born about 1941.

+ 180 F    viii. Carolyn Dewberry [808] 117 was born in 1942 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.

+ 181 F    ix. Cassie Dewberry [805] 117 was born in 1943 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.

+ 182 F    x. Merley Dewberry [734] 117 was born about 1944 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.

+ 183 M    xi. Roy Dewberry [814] 117 was born about 1945 and died in 2004 about age 59.

   184 M    xii. Michael Dewberry [813] 117 was born about 1946. User ID: 890.

+ 185 F    xiii. Donna Dewberry [807] 117 was born about 1948 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.

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52. Frank L. Dewberry Sr. [98] (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 21 Oct 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA,119 died on 10 Nov 1992 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA120 at age 82, and was buried on 14 Nov 1992 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.114 User ID: 159.

General Notes:
His obituary reads - Frank was born to Clayborn and Elizabeth Dewberry in Lawton, Oklahoma. His family moved to Seward, Oklahoma when he was five years old where he grew up and spent his entire adult life. He united with the St. Matthew Baptist Church, now known as United Baptist Church at an early age and remained a faithful member until his health failed. He served as a faithful chairman of the deacon board and worked in many other positions in his church. He was a choir member, Sunday School teacher, treasurer and trustee. Frank loved his church and would defend it with his life. In 1931 Frank was united in marriage to Mable Glover. To this union 10 children were born. One preceded him in death, Clydell Dewberry. Frank was a self educated man who worked at various trades. He was a farmer, as well as a public servant. He worked for the Inter Urban, Tinker Air Force Base and Citizen Bank where he retired. He was a loving father who gave most of his earnings to his children and grandchildren upon their request. He was a friend and brother who would help anyone in need.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the Logan County Oklahoma census on 14 Jan 1920 in Springer, Carter, Oklahoma, USA. 99 Listed as Frankie L., Son of Claiborne Dewberry, Age 8, Farm Laborer He appeared on the Logan County, Oklahoma census on 21 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 100 Son of Clabon Dewberry, Age 19, Single
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Frank married Mable Glover [264] 284 [MRIN: 101], daughter of William Glover [1408] and Mattie [1409], in 1931 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.119 Mable was born on 18 Oct 1915 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA,114,285 died on 12 Jul 2002 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA286 at age 86, and was buried on 20 Jul 2002 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.114 Another name for Mable was Mable Dewberry.119

General Notes: Mable Glover-Dewberry was born October 18, 1915 to William & Mattie Glover in Seward. Oklahoma. She attended school in Logan County. She met & married the late Frank Dewberry, Sr. in 1931. To this union ten children were born. Her husband and two sons, Clydell & Eugene Dewberry preceded her in death. Mable joined Antioch Baptist Church at a very early age and later went on to join United Baptist Church of Seward, OK. Mable loved to bake cakes and won 1st place in a 4-H contest with Rose Parker House. She loved cooking and flowers. She raised beautiful vegetable gardens and then gave generously to any and everyone who wanted any. She loved people and no one was a stranger.

Mable leaves to cherish her memory; four sons, Frank, Alfonzo, Henry & Jerry Dewberry. Four daughters; Mary Dewberry, Patricia Hill, Henrietta Clark & Victoria Davis. Three additional daughter-in-laws, Joanne Dewberry, Seward, OK., Mary Dewberry of OKC, OK. and Nylah Dewberry-Fleming of OKC, OK. Forty-four grandchildren, fifty-four great grandchildren and twenty great-great grandchildren. Three sister-in-laws; Pauline Glover, Seward, OK., Dorothy Glover, OKC., OK & Opal Glover all of Guthrie, OK, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 186 M    i. Frank Dewberry Jr. [648] was born on 29 Apr 1931 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA40 and died on 28 Nov 2008 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA40 at age 77.

+ 187 M    ii. Alfonzo Dewberry [863] was born about 1933 in Logan County, Oklahoma, USA.

   188 M    iii. Clydell Dewberry [862] was born on 17 Nov 1934,114 died on 19 Mar 1979 in Oklahoma74 at age 44, and was buried after 19 Mar 1979 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.114 User ID: 936.

Burial Notes: Son of Frank and Mabel

+ 189 M    iv. Eugene Edward Dewberry [864] 287 was born on 10 Nov 1938 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA,287 died on 23 Nov 2000 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA40,287 at age 62, and was buried on 28 Nov 2000 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.287

+ 190 F    v. Victoria Dewberry [871] was born about 1939.

+ 191 F    vi. Patricia Dewberry [869] was born about 1940.

   192 M    vii. Jerry Dewberry [865] was born about 1941. User ID: 939.

   193 F    viii. Mary Dewberry [868] was born about 1942. User ID: 941.

+ 194 F    ix. Henrietta Dewberry [649] was born about 1943.

+ 195 M    x. Henry Dewberry [650] was born in 1946 in Logan County, Oklahoma, USA.

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53. Marcellus R. Dewberry [100] (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 29 Jun 1912 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA,121 died on 26 Jul 1992 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA122 at age 80, and was buried on 31 Jul 1992 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.114,121 Another name for Marcellus was Pap Dewberry. User ID: 160.

General Notes: Funeral Services Held 1:00 P.M., Friday, July 31, 1992 at Macedonia Baptist Church, Guthrie, Oklahoma, Pastor Eddie A. Ward - Officiating.

Obituary

Marcellus (Pap) Dewberry was born June 29, 1912 to Clayborn and Elizabeth Dewberry in Lawton, Oklahoma. His family moved to Seward, Oklahoma when he was three years of age. He united with the Saint Matthew Baptist church at an early age. He united in marriage October 7, 1941 to Bernice Carey. To this union eight children were born. He is survived by his wife Bernice, of the home; five daughters and three sons: Calvin Dewberry, Charlene King, Cynthia Smith, of Guthrie, Oklahoma; Catherine Gray, Charlsetta Jennings, Carl Dewberry, Cheryl Walters, of Lawton, Oklahoma; Clarence Dewberry of the U.S. Army, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; one sister, Gladys Dewberry of Kansas City, Missouri; two brothers, Carter Dewberry of Kansas City, Missouri, Frank Dewberry of Seward, Oklahoma; twenty-one grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 14 Jan 1920 in Springer, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 99 Listed as Marcellus, Son of Claiborne Dewberry, Age 7. He appeared on the Logan County, Oklahoma census on 21 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 100 Son of Clabon Dewberry, Age 17, Single

Marcellus married someone after Aug 1931 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.288

His child was:

+ 196 F    i. Ora Mae Dewberry [1193] was born in 1933 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.

Marcellus married Willa Mae Griffin [2000] 265 [MRIN: 105] after 2 Sep 1931.265 Willa was born about 1911.265 Another name for Willa is Willa Mae Dewberry.265

Noted events in their marriage were:

Marcellus and Willa obtained a marriage license in Aug 1931. 289 Marcellus Dewberry, Edmond, and Willa Mae Griffin, Seward

Marcellus next married Bernice Carey [263] [MRIN: 103] on 7 Oct 1941 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.290 Bernice was born about 1920. Another name for Bernice is Bernice Dewberry.290

Children from this marriage were:

   197 M    i. Calvin Dewberry [746] . User ID: 813.

+ 198 F    ii. Charlene Dewberry [850] .

+ 199 F    iii. Cynthia Dewberry [851] .

+ 200 F    iv. Catherine Dewberry [852] .

+ 201 F    v. Charlsetta Dewberry [853] .

+ 202 F    vi. Cheryl Dewberry [854] .

+ 203 M    vii. Carl Dewberry [931] 291 was born in 1957.292

+ 204 M    viii. Clarence Dewberry [856] was born about 1959 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.

54. Eddie Dewberry [88] (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in Jan 1914 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. User ID: 148.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 14 Jan 1920 in Springer, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 99 Son of Claiborne Dewberry, Age 5. He appeared on the census on 21 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 100 Son of Clabon Dewberry, Age 15, Single

Eddie married someone after Feb 1937 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.293
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55. Carter Dewberry [97] (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 3 Jan 1916 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA, died on 26 Dec 2005 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA123 at age 89, and was buried on 7 Jan 2006 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA.123 User ID: 158.

General Notes: Funeral Services Held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 7, 2006 and Charter Funeral Chapel, Kansas City, Missouri, Senior Pastor: Victor Clay.

Obituary

Carter Dewberry was born on January 3, 1916 in Seward, Oklahoma to the union of Clayborne Dewberry and Lizzie Turner. Carter was the sixth child of twelve children from that union. 12 brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Carter accepted Christ and continued to serve him until his death.

He was united in marriage to Inez Estella Jefferson on June 23, 1937. the marriage produced 10 children. His parents, two children and his wife preceded him in death.

The family moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1956. Carter worked as a service station attendant, mechanic, and a manger for many years. Carter was a quiet man with a strong presence.

Carter was a loving husband and father. He leaves to cherish his fond, unforgettable memories: one sister, Gladys Rosa Dewberry of Kansas City, Missouri; nine children and their descendants: Hula U. Dewberry H. Johnson, Robert C. Dewberry, Francille L. Dewberry M. Howard, Leroy C. Dewberry, James A. Dewberry, Charles L. Dewberry, Don A Dewberry (deceased), Mona R. Dewberry Talifero, Uyless M. Dewberry, Grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; sons-in-law, daughters-in-law; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 14 Jan 1920 in Springer, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 99 Son of Claiborne Dewberry, Age 3 years, 11 months. He appeared on the census on 21 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 100 Son of Clabon Dewberry, Age 13, Single
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Carter married Inez Estella Jefferson [322] [MRIN: 100] on 23 Jun 1937 in Logan County, Oklahoma, USA.294 Inez was born on 28 Aug 1915 in Goodnight, Logan, Oklahoma, USA,74 died on 27 Aug 2001 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA74 at age 85, and was buried on 1 Sep 2001 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA. Another name for Inez was Inez Estella Dewberry.294

General Notes: Funeral Services Held 11:00 A. M. at Charter Funeral Chapel, Rev.. Steven King Associate Minister of Eight Street Baptist church, officiating.

Obituary

Inez Estelle Jefferson Dewberry was born on August 28, 1915 in Goodnite, Oklahoma to the union of James Harrison Parker Jefferson and Sarah Jane While Jefferson. Inez was the second child of eleven children. Inez accepted Christ at an early age and continued to serve him until her death. She was united in marriage to Carter Dewberry on June 23, 1937. This union produced 10 children, one preceding her in death. The family moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1956. Inez worked for Mammouth Life Insurance for a number of years. She enjoyed meeting, working and helping people. We will remember her most for her sense of humor, laughter and love to give advice... whether you took it or not. Inez was a loving wife and mother. She leaves to cherish her fond and unforgettable memories: her husband of 65 years, Carter Dewberry; one sister, Amorette Paige of Chicago, Illinois; Nine children, Hulda U. Johnson, Robert C. Dewberry, Francille L. Howard, Leroy Dewberry, Rev. James A. Dewberry Sr., (Karen), Rev. Charles L. Dewberry Sr. (Betty), don A Dewberry, Mona Raye Talifero (Jerome), Uyless M. Dewberry Sr.; Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, Great great grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She left a lasting legacy of love that will last forever in our hearts and minds.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 205 F    i. Hulda U. Dewberry [1227] 295 was born on 19 Feb 1939.295

+ 206 M    ii. Robert Cortez Dewberry [1228] was born on 6 Jul 1941,295 died on 17 Mar 2010 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA296 at age 68, and was buried on 27 Mar 2010.

+ 207 F    iii. Francille L. Dewberry [652] was born on 7 Feb 1943.295

+ 208 M    iv. Le'Roy C. Dewberry [1229] was born in 1944.

+ 209 M    v. James Arthur Dewberry Sr. [1230] 297 was born on 18 Jun 1946 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA.297

+ 210 M    vi. Charles L. Dewberry [1231] was born in 1947.

+ 211 M    vii. Don Aquilla Dewberry [1232] was born on 27 Jul 1948 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA,295 died on 17 Jan 2003 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA298 at age 54, and was buried on 15 Feb 2003 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, USA.

   212 F    viii. Baby Dewberry [1233] was born after Jun 1948 and died in 1948.

+ 213 F    ix. Mona Raye Dewberry [1234] was born on 6 Aug 1954.299

+ 214 M    x. Uyless Marquette Dewberry [1235] was born on 20 Jan 1956.300

56. Goldie Alice Elizabeth Dewberry [125] (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 3 Apr 1918 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA, died on 8 May 1990 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA74 at age 72, and was buried on 17 May 1990 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA. Another name for Goldie was Goldie Alice Houston.301 User ID: 17.

General Notes: Per Aunt Goldie, her other middle names were Zenobia Beatrice Marylee Elizabeth Coretha since all the neighbors wanted to share in giving her a name.

Funeral Services Held at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church of Jesus Christ, Rev. Earl Abel Officiating.

Obituary

Mrs. Goldie Alice Elizabeth Dewberry Houston was born April 3, 1918, to Claybourne an Elizabeth Dewberry in Seward, Oklahoma. She was one of 13 children born to this union. Both parents an nine brothers an sisters preceded her in death.

While residing in Seward, Oklahoma, she united with the St. Matthew Baptist church at an early age. The family later moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma, but continued to drive back to Seward for church services. She was very active in the church Sunday School and the Baptist Training Union, attending the local an state Congress. She continued this throughout her life.

She was united in marriage to Lloyd E. Houston, from Meridian, Oklahoma, in 1945. He served in World War II and after his Honorable Discharge, they moved to Kansas City, Kansas and to this union three children were born. Her only son preceded her in death.

She was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to her entire family.

She was employed with the Martex Printing Company for ten years, retiring in 1980. She was a beautiful seamstress and loved to sew for her church members and friends. She was a charter member of Palestine Missionary Baptist church of Jesus Christ. She was the organizer of the Usher Board #2, a Beginners Sunday School Teacher for 17 years, and a member of the Senior Usher Board General Mission Society. She was also a member of the Ruth Circle and a member of the New Era District Senior Usher Board. She was a former member of the Senior Choir. She was a member of the Christian Witness Committee and Treasurer of the American business Women's Association., Cosmic Star Chapter. Sometimes misunderstood by members and friends, but she truly loved people and her Heavenly Father.

She loved to travel and ha made plans to attend the National Convention in California this September, as she did each year.

She leaves to mourn her passing: her husband, Lloyd E. Houston, of the home; two daughters, Claudette Scott, Bethany, OK, and Elaine Jones, Oklahoma City, OK; three brothers, Carter Dewberry, Kansas City, MO, Marcellus Dewberry and Frank Dewberry, St., Guthrie, OK; one sister, Rosa G. Dewberry, Kansas City, MO; half-sister, Leona Jacobs, Oklahoma City, OK; three grandsons and four granddaughters; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

She departed this life Sunday, May 13, 1990 at 2:30 p.m. She will long be remembered. "We loved her but God loved her best." She has gone home.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 14 Jan 1920 in Springer, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 99 Lister as Goldie, Daughter of Claiborne Dewberry, Age 1 year, 9 months. She appeared on the census on 21 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 100 Daughter of Clabon Dewberry, Age 12, Single

Goldie married Lloyd Houston [257] [MRIN: 127] in 1945 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.301 Lloyd was born on 10 Feb 1918 in Meridian, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 215 F    i. Claudette Houston [258] was born on 5 Jun 1947 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA.

+ 216 F    ii. Elmira Elaine Houston [259] was born on 25 Feb 1950 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA.

58. Samual Oliver Dewberry [86] 100 (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in 1921 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA, died in 1962 at age 41, and was buried in 1962 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.114 User ID: 146.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 21 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. Listed as Oliver, Son of Clabon Dewberry, Age 9, Single

Samual married Margaret [261] [MRIN: 93] about 1942. Margaret was born about 1923 in Oklahoma. Another name for Margaret is Margaret Dewberry.

The child from this marriage was:

   217 M    i. Samuel Dewberry [2001] was born about 1943.

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59. Rosa Gladys Dewberry [158] (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 18 Jul 1923 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. User ID: 18.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 21 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 100 Listed as Gladdis, Daughter of Clabon Dewberry, Age 7, Single Reunion: Dewberry Family Reunion, From 23 Jul 20o4 to 25 Jul 2004, Irving, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Rosa had children

Her children were:

+ 218 M    i. Winfield Dewberry [326] was born on 1 Jul 1941 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA.

+ 219 F    ii. Sandra Dewberry [101] was born on 21 Mar 1952 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA.

60. Jodie E. Dewberry [85] (Clayborne B. Dewberry12, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 6 Apr 1926 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA, died on 9 Aug 1972 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA at age 46, and was buried after 10 Aug 1972 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.114 User ID: 145.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 21 Apr 1930 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 100 Son of Clabon Dewberry, Age 4, Single Milit-Beg: 30 Jun 1944, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 71 Serial # - 38712282
Education - Grammar School He served in the military Automobile Accident on 22 Jun 1946 in Middletown, Orange, New York, USA.
302 Four young soldiers stationed at West Point were injured here at 12:50 a.m. as the Army sedan in which they were riding sideswiped a pole and then rammed head on into a tree at the intersection of Bridge and Williams Street.

The injured soldiers were: Corporal Franklin J. Tyse, twenty-five, the driver of the car, abrasions of the legs: Private Atho W. Cokely, twenty, possible skull fracture and possible fracture of the left arm; Private Jodie E. Dewberry, twenty, lacerations of the face, left shoulder and right leg; Private William S. Moore, nineteen, compound fracture of the left leg and possible fracture of the left arm.

The four were taken first to St. Luke's Hospital, then moved to Stewart Field Hospital and finally to the hospital at West Point. All were expected to recover. Event-Misc: 20 Jul 1947.
303 One of the few schools of its kind in the country, the flying school for Negro veterans at the Country Club airport, has graduated its first class.

Raymond Davis, chief instructor and operator of the school, said Saturday the next class is ready to start and some of the first students have enrolled in more advanced flying course.

Five got their private flying licenses last week after competing 40 hours' flight training.

They are all from Guthrie, which is Davis' home town. The graduating students are Jodie Dewberry, Milton Owze, Edgar Cherry, LeRoy Perry and Clifford Smith.

Dewberry, Owze and Cherry immediately enrolled in the school to earn their commercial flying licenses.

Davis learned to fly before the war at the Al Guthrie flying school in Stillwater. During the war he was a flight commander at Tuskegee, Ala., in the 99th and 332nd squadrons.

He trained more than 200 pilots while he was instructing there, he said.

Jodie married Opal Rucker [2096] [MRIN: 92] about 1950. Another name for Opal is Opal Dewberry.

Children from this marriage were:

   220 F    i. Diana Dewberry [2112] .

+ 221 F    ii. Jocelyn Dewberry [2113] 304 was born circa 1957.

+ 222 F    iii. Electra Dewberry [2097] was born on 12 Dec 1951.

   223 M    iv. Elmer Dewberry [2098] was born about 1952.

   224 F    v. Olga Dewberry [1603] 305 was born on 9 Jan 1955.306

Birth Notes: A Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Jodie E. Dewberry, 407 E. Perkins, Guthrie, was born in St. Anthony Hospital.

62. Ella Harrison [107] (Caroline Dewberry13, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in Jul 1893 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA and died in Jan 1968 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA62 at age 74. Another name for Ella was Ella Turner. User ID: 166.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 11 Jun 1900 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 131 Daughter of General P. Harrison, Born Jul 1893, Age 6. She appeared on the census on 26 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 127 Listed as Ella Turner, Daughter of General P., Age 16, Wife of Robert W. Turner.. She appeared on the census on 23 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 15 Widowed Daughter of General P., Age 26, Cook. She appeared on the census on 8 Apr 1930 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. 307 Listed as Ella Slayton, Renting a house at 1018 1/2 East 32nd Street, Age 37, Married, 1st Married at 16 years old, hotel maid

Ella married Robert W. Turner [344] [MRIN: 114] in 1910 in Oklahoma. Robert was born in 1878 in Texas and died before 23 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.308

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 26 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 127 Son-in-Law of General P. Harrison, Age 32, Born in Texas

Children from this marriage were:

+ 225 F    i. Luella Evelyn Turner [208] was born in 1911 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.

+ 226 F    ii. Alice Turner [209] was born in 1913 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.

   227 F    iii. Beatrice Turner [213] was born in 1916 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA and died after 23 Jan 1920. User ID: 209.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 23 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 15 Granddaughter of General P. Harrison, Age 4.

Ella married someone Slayton [476] 309 [MRIN: 596].
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63. Buluh Elaine Harrison [205] (Caroline Dewberry13, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in Apr 1895 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. Another name for Buluh was Buluh Elaine Sanders. User ID: 204.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 11 Jun 1900 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 131 Listed ad Buluh, Daughter of General P. Harrison, Born Apr 1895, Age 5. She appeared on the census on 26 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 127 Daughter of General P., Age 15

Buluh married Saunders [785] 310 [MRIN: 170] about 1914 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 228 M    i. Joseph Saunders [206] 310 was born in 1915 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.

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64. Goldie Harrison [112] (Caroline Dewberry13, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in Apr 1897 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. Another name for Goldie was Goldie Neal. User ID: 168.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 11 Jun 1900 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 131 Daughter of General P. Harrison, Born Apr 1897, Age 3. She appeared on the census on 26 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 127 Daughter of General P., Age 13

Goldie married Neal [1452] [MRIN: 119] about 1917.
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65. General Lamar Harrison [111] (Caroline Dewberry13, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 3 Jun 1899 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA, died on 17 Jan 1986 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA132 at age 86, and was buried on 25 Jan 1986 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.133 Another name for General was Buddy Harrison. User ID: 167.

General Notes:
According to his obituary, "G.L." or "Buddy" as he was fondly called by close friends and relatives, was the oldest son of the nine children born to Generale and Caroline Harrison. Before he was a year old his parents traveled to Comanche County, Indian Territory, and became early settlers as homesteaders in what later became the State of Oklahoma.

Education was important to the Harrison family and though there were no schools in Comanche County for Negro children, his father insisted that his children be taught at the County School with the white homesteaders' children.

"G.L." has a thirst for knowledge, performed well in school, and received an appointment as a teacher before he had what he considered adequate training for the profession. He was determined to prepare himself through higher education. He realized that in order to reach his goal he needed to complete standard high school studies. Accordingly, he enrolled and was graduated from Lincoln High School in Kansas City, Missouri. His further educational pursuits resulted in academic degrees: A.B. from Howard University of Washington, D.C., B.E. and A.M. from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1936.

Dr. Harrison married the former Dorothy Pennman of Portsmouth, Ohio. They had two sons, Lamar and Richard, both now deceased.

Dr. Harrison had a long and distinguished career in the field of education. He served as the Acting Head of the Department of Education at Virginia Union University, Director of Elementary Teachers Education at West Virginia College, Professor and Dean of Education at Prairie View College, Prairie View, Texas, a member of the Board of Trustees of Wilberforce University from 1932 to 1937, and as President of Langston University in Oklahoma from 1940 - 1960. General Lamar Harrison assumed the presidency of Langston University, Langston, OK on January 5, 1940, remaining until 1960 when he resigned. G. Lamar authored several studies dealing with Black rural school systems and his doctoral dissertation was on the training of Black teachers to serve in rural school districts.

When he began his administration in 1940, Langston had standing only as a "standard four year college". During his tenure the school was brought up to par in library, physical plant, and faculty. Under his leadership as President of Langston University the value of the campus physical plant quadrupled, major improvements included modern sewage-disposal plant, paved streets, modern stadium, and many new buildings. The University was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and affiliated with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. In the very first year he brought to the campus four new faculty members who had earned doctorates.

In 1941, the name of the school was officially changed from the Colored Agricultural and Normal University to what it had always popularly been called - Langston University. At this time, the Langston University Alumni Association was making progress in removing the presidency from political influence, and so G. Lamar achieved stability. A herd of registered beef cattle was established, and the campus was provided with steam heat and underwent renovation, paving streets and constructing a modern stadium, a new library, the I. W. Young Auditorium, and Jones Hall. The value of the physical plant rose to $4 million. A radio, shoe, and barber shop was started, and the university printed its own catalog in its print shop.

In 1948, Langston became a member of the Association of American Colleges. Subsequent accreditations achieved during G. Lamar's tenure included membership in the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and affiliation with the State Department for training of foreign students and nationals.

In 1949 the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a resolution that the library building at Langston University be named in his honor.

Subsequent to his retirement from Langston, Dr. and Mrs. Harrison moved to Chicago where he continued his involvement in the field of higher education, serving as: Professor of Education and Director of Information Services at Chicago Teachers College, Professor of Education at Roosevelt College, and Chief Educational Planning, Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity. His last position was as Director, Chicago Senior Aides Project, Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity.

Dr. Harrison was a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, member of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, and a member of various scholastic honorary societies and educational associations.

Dr. Harrison received many citations, honors, and plaques in recognition of his dedicated service in the field of education and served on many governmental and educational commissions, the Southern Regional Education Board, the Association of Land Grant Colleges, and the Board of Trustees, State Department, Wilberforce University.

The Harrisons have given material and moral support to organizations committed to community service. Through their arrangements on a more private level, many students of limited financial means have been enabled to attend and complete college and to move on to further and successful careers.

On Saturday, October 25, 1985 Dr. Harrison's personal papers were presented to Langston University to become a part of the Black Collection Center.

He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Dorothy; two brothers, Ulysses and Prentice Harrison of Lawton, Oklahoma; other relatives and many friends.

In a speech before the Chicago Sunday Evening Club several years ago, Dr. Harrison stated his philosophy of living was based on the Book of St. Matthew, Chapter 7, verses 1,2,3, and 12 which reads as follows:

Judge not, that ye be not judges, For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in Thy brother's eye but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

The more modern translation and interpretation of these verses is, "Treat others as you would have them treat you."


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Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 11 Jun 1900 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 131 Listed ad General L., Son of General P. Harrison, Born Jun 1899, Age 11 months. Milit-Beg: World War I Draft Registration, 12 Sep 1918, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA. 205 "World War I Draft Registration Information - Present occupation - farmer on General P. Harrison's farm at Route #1, Box 128, Cache, Comanche County, Oklahoma" He appeared on the census on 23 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 15 Listed as G. L., Son of General P., Age 20. He graduated from Ohio State University on 18 Dec 1936 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, USA. 311 G. Lamar Harrison who was recently awarded degree of Doctor of Philosophy received his elementary training in a one-teacher rural school in Comanche County, Okla. There was no high school for members of the Race in the county at the time Mr. Harrison completed his elementary school work, consequently he remained at the elementary school two additional years to secure whatever high school work the teacher was able and willing to offer. During the next three years, he worked at various jobs which included teaching two six-month terms in rural one-teacher schools in Oklahoma.

Mr. Harrison's undergraduate work was taken at Howard University, Washington, D.C., from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1926. While a student at Howard he served as Captain in the R.O.T.C. unit. In 1930 he was commissioned First Lieutenant in the United States Army, reserve status. Upon graduating from Howard University he was awarded a teaching fellowship by the University of Cincinnati from which institute he received the degree of B.E. and M.A. in education in 1927 and 1929, respectively. In the summer of 1931, he entered the Ohio State University where he specialized in College Administration and Public School Administration and Supervision. On December 18, 1936, the Ohio State University conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Dr. Harrison has held the following positions: Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Education at Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA., 1927-1928; Associate Professor of Education and Director of Elementary Teacher Training at West Virginia State College Institute, W. VA., 1928-1931; and since 1932 he has served as head of the Department of Education and director of teacher training at Prairie View State College. He worked as a President on 5 May 1940 in Langston, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.
312 Much interest was aroused throughout the nation in the formal inauguration of Dr. G. Lamar Harrison as president of Langston University, May 5, 1940. To understand the basis of this interest one must review some highlights in the development of Oklahoma's only institution for the higher education of Negroes. Founded in 1897 by Act of the Territorial Legislature, the University has trod a precarious path beset in many places by political pitfalls and often leading through the morass of confusion and stagnation, but emptying at last into the broad fields of promise. Probably no college in America has enjoyed a more phenomenal growth in recent years than has Langston. Its enrollment of scarcely 500 in 1936 has climbed to 1,067 in 1940.

The greatest handicap to its unbroken progress during the past twenty years has been the inescapable change of administrations every four years, due to political manipulation. However, in an attempt to remove the institution from the clutch of such unwholesome influences, the 1939 session of the Oklahoma state legislature created the board of regents of Oklahoma colleges and charged it with the supervision of seven state teachers' colleges, including Langston University. After the first staggered terms, each member is to have a seven-year tenure calculated to prevent the Board's subjection to political influences.

In spite of handicaps the University has gradually won an enviable place in the vanguard of land grant colleges. It has an annual budget of approximately $180,000 for salaries and maintenance, a faculty of sixty-five, and a student body drawn from sixteen states. Many of its former students have made worthy records at such well-known graduate schools as the University of Iowa, Northwestern University, University of Kansas, University of Chicago, and Columbia University. Its graduates occupy one-half of the high school principalships in Oklahoma, and approximately all positions as teachers of vocational agriculture. Last hear its football team was recognized by the leading sports commentators as national champions.

To head this growing institution in the midst of a transition which, it is hoped, will lead to early accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Dr. G. Lamar Harrison was called from the directorship of the department of education at Prairie View (Texas) State College last January. Previously he had headed the departments of education of West Virginia State College and Virginia Union University. He had also gained a wide knowledge of college administration while serving on the board of regents of Wilberforce University, having been appointed to a four-year term by the Governor of Ohio. His academic training was secured at Howard Univ. (A.N.), University of Cincinnati (M.A.), and Ohio State Univ. (Ph.D.)

President Harrison's formal inauguration was one of the biggest events Oklahoma Negroes had witnessed in many years. It was attended by the Governor of the state, the chairman of the board of regents of Oklahoma colleges, a large number of state legislators, representatives from sister colleges, President John W. Davis of West Virginia State College who was guest speaker, and more that two thousand less famous spectators. Ceremonies were broadcast over the state's most popular radio station WKY.

An analysis of Dr. Harrison's inauguration address reveals him as a progressive leader with a progressive program. Under his administration Langston University aspires to new heights unattained before. He was employed on 27 Aug 1960 in Langston, Logan, Oklahoma, USA.
313,314 The resignation of Dr. G. L. Harrison effective Sept. 1, terminates almost twenty-one years of service as president of Langston University.

Dr. Harrison is a native of Oklahoma and has a long and colorful career as an education and administrator. Under his leadership the university has experienced one of its greatest periods of growth and development.

G. Lamar Harrison was born Logan County and grew up in Comanche county, Okla. When he was one year old his parents General P. Harrison and Caroline Harrison moved their family to a rural community near Cache, 15 miles west of Lawton.

No school was provided for Negro children in the community and after much effort on the part of their father, the older Harrison children were permitted to attend the white rural school.

ONE-TEACHER SCHOOL

Later a school for Negroes was established, the Harrison-Bank elementary school, named for the only two Negro families in the predominantly white and Indian settlement. Lamar received his elementary education at this one teacher school.

After graduation from Harrison-Banks elementary school, young Harrison attended Tishomingo Normal, and at 17, received a teaching certificate. He taught in Cotton County, Temple, Okla. the only teacher in the 22 public rural school. The next year he taught at the Harrison-Banks school in his home community.

The summer he graduated from high school the railroad trainmen in Kansas City were on strike. Harrison was offered full time employment in the dining car stationed in the railroad yards at what seemed to him an astronomical salary, one hundred and fifty dollars per month.

STIGMA OF STRIKE

He remembers his dilemma in weighing the stigma of strike breaking against this chance to earn money for the college education he desperately wanted. Finally he accepted the job and formulated an hypothesis that he was really a "mediator" in that his action would probably encourage the regulars to end the strike quickly.

Having once entered the yards to undertake his employment, the union picket line prevented his leaving, and he lived inside the yards until he earned enough money to enter college.

He finally reached Washington in 1922, and in September enrolled in Howard University.

In 1926 he received the A. B. degree from Howard University, was awarded an officer commission, and also granted a teaching fellowship to the University of Cincinnati.

"For the first time since my elementary school days," he said, "I could use all of my spare time for study instead of working." Harrison received the B. E. degree and later the M. E. degree at the University of Cincinnati.

In 1927 he served as acting head of the Department of Education at Virginia Union College. Later he served as head of the Department of Elementary Education, and principal of the Training School at West Virginia State College.

In 1936 he received the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the Ohio State University. Dr. Harrison served as director of the Division of Education and Coordinator of Research at Prairie View College from 1932 until 1939 when he accepted the presidency of Langston University.

PLANT VALUATION

When he became president in 1939 the plant valuation totaled $916,193. Today the valuation is more than $4,162,810.

among major plant improvements are included a modern sewage disposal system, a modern four thousand capacity stadium, the G. Lamar Harrison Library, the I. W. Young Auditorium, C. Felton Gayles Gymnasium, the Science and Agriculture Building, a modern infirmary, the Student Union Building, housing units for married students, additional faculty cottages and apartments, and the enlargement of the men's dormitory and the trades building.

In addition to the physical and material growth during President Harrison's administration, the university has advanced its academic rating and recognition. Since 1948 Langston has been a member of the North Central Association of colleges and Secondary schools.

Dr. Harrison's wife, Mrs. Dorothy P. Harrison has won the affection of the faculty and student body by her warm personality and her wide participation in various campus activities.

Mrs. Harrison served as national treasurer for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for four years; as national president from 1936-1938; and is now a member of the executive board. she is a graduate of the Ohio State University and received the M. S. degree at Oklahoma State University.

In appreciation of his progressive leadership and dedication, a grateful college is preparing an elaborate reception for President and Mrs. Harrison.

A life size portrait of him will be unveiled and placed in the first floor reading room of G. Lamar Harrison Library.

After the announcement of his resignation the faculty and staff unanimously approved an action of the Board of Regents naming him President emeritus. He was employed as a professor of education and director of Information services on 1 Sep 1961 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA.
315 Dr. G. Lamar Harrison, former president of Langston University, joins the faculty of Chicago Teachers College Sept. 1, at the Crane Campus.

He lives at 3001 So. Parkway with his wife.

Dr. Harrison graduated from Lincoln High School, Kansas City, MO., received the A. B. degree from Howard, Washington. D.C.; the B. E. degree and the A. M. degree respectively from the University of Cincinnati; the Ph.D. degree from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; and the degree D.C.L. (honorary) from the University of Liberia, Monrovia, West Africa.

He served as acting head, Department of Education, Virginia Union University, 1927-28; director of elementary teacher education; West Virginia State College, 1928-1932; professor and director of education, Prairie View State College, Prairie View, Texas, 1932-1939; and president of Langston University, Langston, Okla. 1938-1960.

Dr. Harrison who has received a number of citations holds membership in numerous educational and professional organizations and has served on a number of Boards, among which was the Board of Trustees of the State Department of Wilberforce University - five years; Board of Consultant U. S. Was Man Power Commission, three years; Southern Regional Education Board, ten years.

He is a member of the following scholastic honorary societies: Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Kappa Psi, Alpha Kappa Mu. His obituary was published in the Jet Magazine on 17 Feb 1986.
316 G Lamar "Buddy" Harrison 86, well known educator and former president of Langston (Okla.) University who served in that capacity for 20 years, died suddenly at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago.

Harrison served as president of Langston University from 1940 to 1960.
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General married Dorothy Marie Pennman [152] [MRIN: 118] on 20 Jun 1932 in Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, USA.317 Dorothy was born in 1907. Another name for Dorothy is Dorothy Marie Harrison.317

General Notes: Dorothy was the 11th National President (1956-1958) of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Harrison attended Ohio State University and earned her Masters Degree from Oklahoma A&M University. She was married to the President of Langston University where she received her Honorary Doctorate Degree.

Noted events in her life were:

She was honored for Delta Sigma Theta Past National President on 13 Sep 2005. 318 11th National President 91956-1958) Harrison attended Ohio State University and earned her Masters Degree from Oklahoma A&M University. She was married to the President of Langston University where she received her Honorary Doctorate Degree.

Children from this marriage were:

   229 M    i. Gerald Lamar Harrison [156] 319 was born on 20 Oct 1934 in Prairie View, Waller, Texas, USA162,319,320 and died on 3 Jul 1948 in Langston, Logan, Oklahoma, USA320,321 at age 13. User ID: 178.

Birth Notes: Prairie View College Hospital

Death Notes: Langston, Oklahoma - Gerald Lamar Harrison, son of President and Mrs. G. L. Harrison, of Langston University, died instantly here last Wednesday afternoon when a jeep which he was driving in company with several other youths turned over one mile south of the university campus.

A student at Palmer Memorial Institute, young Harrison was spending his vacation with his parents. He was born at Prairie view, Texas, October 20, 1934.

General Notes: His obituary reads - Gerald Lamarr Harrison, 13-year-old son of Dr. G. L. Harrison, president of Langston University, died instantly Wednesday evening when a jeep which he was driving with his younger brother, Richard, and several other youths, turned over a mile south of the Langston monument on the Meridian Road. Richard 11 years old, suffered a broken arm, according to x-ray reports made later at St. Anthony hospital here. None of the several other youths were injured.

It is thought that the Jeep went out of control and finally overturned after criss-crossing the rough road.

The fatal accident victim recently returned from Palmer Memorial Institute, North Carolina, where he was an academy student.

   230 M    ii. Richard Harrison [155] 162 was born on 2 Nov 1936 in Prairie View, Waller, Texas, USA,26,189 died on 21 May 1950 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA320 at age 13, and was buried after 21 May 1950 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. User ID: 177.

Burial Notes: Summit View Cemetery


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67. Lillian Berniece Harrison [256] (Caroline Dewberry13, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in 1902 in Seward, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. Another name for Lillian was Lillian Berniece Taylor. User ID: 236.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 26 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 127 Listed as Berniece, Daughter of General P., Age 8. She appeared on the census on 23 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 15 Listed as Lilly B. Taylor, Daughter of General P., Wife of William Taylor, Age 17.

Lillian married William Taylor [783] [MRIN: 204] about 1918 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. William was born in 1887 in Oklahoma.

Noted events in his life were:

Milit-Beg: 12 Sep 1918, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 60 "Occupation: Farmer, Nearest Relative: Lily B. Taylor, Name. William Nelson Taylor" He appeared on the census on 23 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 15 Son-in-Law og General P. Harrison, 33 years old

The child from this marriage was:
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   231 M    i. Eugene Taylor [784] was born in 1919 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. User ID: 863.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 23 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 15 Grandson of General P., Age 1. He appeared on the census on 23 Apr 1930 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. Grandson of Caroline, Age 11.

 

 

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70. Vernie Harrison [126] (Caroline Dewberry13, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in 1906 in Oklahoma. Another name for Vernie was Vernie Williams. User ID: 170.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 26 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 127 Listed as Versia, Daughter of General P., Age 4. She appeared on the census on 23 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 15 Listed as Versa, Daughter of General P., Age 14.

Vernie married Bennie Williams Sr. [159] [MRIN: 128] after 23 Jan 1920.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 232 M    i. Bennie Williams Jr [160] was born about Feb 1950 in New York, New York, New York, USA.

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71. Susie Jane Harrison [132] (Caroline Dewberry13, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in 1908 in Oklahoma. Another name for Susie was Susie Jane Dixon. User ID: 171.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 26 Apr 1910 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 127 Listed as Susie, Daughter of General P., Age 2. She appeared on the census on 23 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 15 Listed as Susan, Daughter of General P., Age 11.

Susie married James Dixon [161] [MRIN: 131] after Feb 1925.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 233 M    i. James Lamar Dixon [163] was born about 1940322 and died on 25 Sep 1985 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA323 about age 45.

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72. Alberta Evelyn Harrison [135] (Caroline Dewberry13, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born in 1911 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. Other names for Alberta were Babe Harrison, Alberta Evelyn Johnson, and Alberta Evelyn Thomas.134 User ID: 173.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 23 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 15 Listed as Alberta, Daughter of General P., Age 9. She appeared on the census on 23 Apr 1930 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 324 Daughter of Caroline, Age 19.

Alberta married Samuel Johnson [1052] [MRIN: 136] about 1926.

Children from this marriage were:

   234 M    i. Cargin Kise [1057] . User ID: 1260.

+ 235 F    ii. Amanda Evelyn Johnson [187] was born on 7 Jan 1927 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA,74 died on 15 Jan 1989 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA74,134 at age 62, and was buried on 21 Jan 1989 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA.235

   236 M    iii. Jerry Johnson [1054] was born about 1928. User ID: 1257.

   237 M    iv. Arthur Johnson [1055] . User ID: 1258.

   238 M    v. Eric Johnson [1056] . User ID: 1259.

Alberta next married Thomas [1293] 134 [MRIN: 137] after 1928.134 Thomas [1293] was born about 1910.134
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73. Prentice S. Harrison Sr. [134] (Caroline Dewberry13, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 25 Sep 1912 in Oklahoma and died on 6 Jul 1986 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA62,135 at age 73. User ID: 172.

General Notes: Service Friday, July 11, 1986 at 2:00 P.M. at Union Baptist Church, 16th and Garfield, Rev Dr. C. W. Whitlow, Pastor, Rev. Thomas Masters Harrison Officiating.

Obituary

Ref. SFC Prentice S. Harrison was born September 24, 1912 in Cache, Oklahoma. At an early age he confessed a hope in Christ. He enlisted in the Army and retired. He received the Good Conduct Medal with clasp, World War II Victory Medal, American Defense Medal, Occupational Medal (Germany). By trade he was a barber and an Administrative Specialist. He met and married Dolois, to this union one son was born. Prentice was a member of the Christian Caller Western Hills Christian Church. Sunday morning he departed this life leaving to mourn his passing, his wife, Mrs. Dolois Harrison of Dryridge, Kentucky; one son Prentice S. Harrison, Jr., of Kentucky; one brother Ulysses Harrison of Lawton, Oklahoma, and one sister-in-law, Maxine Harrison whom he lived with; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 23 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 15 Son of General P., Age 7. He appeared on the census on 23 Apr 1930 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 128 Son of Caroline, Age 17. He resided at 8 Dearborn Avenue in 1937 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 325

Prentice married Delores [175] [MRIN: 135] about 1932. Delores was born about 1912. Another name for Delores is Delores Harrison.

The child from this marriage was:
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   239 M    i. Prentice Harrison Jr. [177] was born about 1933. User ID: 186.

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74. Ulysses S. Harrison [139] (Caroline Dewberry13, Susan Flernoy2, Spencer1) was born on 4 Feb 1916 in Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA, died on 3 Sep 1993 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA135,136 at age 77, and was buried on 10 Sep 1993 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.67 Another name for Ulysses was Mule Harrison. User ID: 174.

General Notes:
His obituary reads - The ledger containing the record of the life of Ulysses S. Harrison was opened with his birth into time on February 4, 1916. Ulysses, the youngest of eleven children was born in Cache, Oklahoma. Ulysses is preceded in death by both parents, eight sisters and two brothers.

The record of Ulysses' life continues with his early education at Newderah Elementary in Cache, Oklahoma. His father was instrumental in breaking down the barriers of the all-white school of Cache to educate his children. Later, Ulysses attended Douglass in Lawton; and graduated from Dunbar High at Duncan, Ok in 1935. In 1958, he completed his education as a graduate of Langston University, at Langston, OKLAHOMA.

Mr. Harrison, a veteran of World War II, entered the United States Army, served in Japan and the Philippines; and was honorably discharged.

In December 1969, Mr. Harrison was board certified by the Department of Education in the State of New Jersey as a Teacher of Industrial Arts; and served as an educator in the public schools of Cincinnati, Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Oklahoma. After ten years of teaching, he retired from the public schools at Chicago, Illinois. While residing in California, he was employed by Douglass Aircraft. He was also employed by Checker and Penny Cab Companies of Chicago, Illinois; and People Cab Company of Lawton.

Mr. Harrison devoted his life to community service which he credits to a poem recited to him some years ago by his grandmother which told of "a woman who was old, ragged and gray". He served with distinction as a volunteer with the Department of Human Services (RSVP). He traveled throughout the state providing service to the people of the community. He received numerous certificates and citations for his dedicated service.

He was recently recognized among the most distinguished and outstanding volunteers in the State of Oklahoma for unselfish and untiring contributions of time, skill, and efforts to the community by the Department of Human Services. The state House of Representatives; acting on behalf of the citizens of Oklahoma, in 1993, he received the 'Portraits in Caring' Award of congratulations for outstanding volunteer service. He was considered the historian of the family, who knew and loved everybody. He was noted among family members and friends as the talker, who always had a "word", and was not bashful in saying, "Now, will you shut up and let me talk".

He confessed Christ at an early age and in 1988 he united with the membership at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Hollis, OKLAHOMA, under the pastorate of the late Reverend Willis Clytus. He was a life member of the Langston University Alumni Association. Mr. Harrison was an activist for the Civil Rights Movement in the sixties; and participated in the great "March on Washington". He was a member of the Lawton branch of the NAACP.

Among the members of this extended family, the following participated in the service - Vice Chief Bishop A. L. Ponder (cousin), Reverend Lorenzo Jacobs (cousin), Reverend Hartwell Menefee (cousin), Benjamin "Duke" Williams (cousin), Mondy Raibon (nephew), and Reverend Thomas Harrison-Masters (son).

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 23 Jan 1920 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 326 Son of General P., Age 3. He appeared on the census on 23 Apr 1930 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 128 Son of Caroline, Age 14. He graduated from Dunbar High School in May 1935 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 67 He resided at 8 Dearborn Avenue in 1937 in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. 204 Milit-Beg: World War II Enlistment Record, 18 Dec 1943, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. 327 Education: 4 years of High School; Civil Occupation: Semiskilled structural- and ornamental-metal workers; Marital Status: Separated, without dependents

He graduated from Langston University in May 1958 in Langston, Logan, Oklahoma, USA. 67

Ulysses married Willie May [1780] 328 [MRIN: 141] about 1931. Willie was born about 1918.328 Another name for Willie is Willie May Harrison.328

The child from this marriage was:

   240 F    i. Regina Nall [879] was born about 1932. User ID: 951.

Ulysses next married someone.

His children were:

   241 M    i. Robert Preston [880] . User ID: 952.

   242 M    ii. Walter Gaston [881] . User ID: 953.

   243 F    iii. Betty Gaston [886] . User ID: 958.

   244 F    iv. Margie George [887] . User ID: 959.

   245 F    v. Ella Preston [889] . User ID: 960.

   246 F    vi. Emma Jean Grissett [890] . User ID: 961.

+ 247 F    vii. Marian Harrison [875] was born in 1931.

Ulysses next married Isabell [1448] 329 [MRIN: 140] in 1950.329 Another name for Isabell is Isabell Harrison.329

Children from this marriage were:

   248 F    i. Shirley Jean Masters [885] 329 was born about 1941.329 User ID: 957.

   249 F    ii. Alfreda Dean Masters [884] 329 was born in 1942.329 User ID: 956.

   250 F    iii. Cora Lavenne Masters [882] 329 was born in 1946.329 User ID: 954.

   251 F    iv. Sandra Kay Masters [883] 329 was born in 1946.329 User ID: 955.

   252 M    v. Walter Masters [878] was born in 1950.329 User ID: 950.

   253 M    vi. Thomas Harrison-Masters [876] was born on 21 Jul 1952.329 User ID: 949.

General Notes:
History of The 9 Year Old Mystery Child Minister

On July 21, 1952, the Metropolitan Area of Los Angeles was shaken by a great earthquake - only seconds before Tommy, the God-Child informed his mother physically that he was ready to make his entrance into this sinful world and shake the people preaching God's word.

Thomas was born by Caesarian section the 7th month, 1952 - began preaching the 7th month 1954 - was baptized into the Church of the Living God the 7th month 1957.

He has always been very devoted to his mother and wants to follow her everywhere she goes, even to the grocery store. He is very uncomfortable when absent from her.

When he first began preaching in the home his mother ignored him for several months concluding that it was a mere imitation. He would preach daily using some elevated object as his pulpit.

The next step he began dressing in large shirts and dresses for robes, finally he told his mother he wanted to preach in the church. Of course this was met with opposition because of his young age and skepticism for same. For the first few months much public sentiment was aroused and discussed pro and con in the newspapers and public gatherings, such as barber shops, beauty parlors, etc. He resents his mother reading the Bible to him. He desires to preach from his environment, and what he learns from the process of osmosis and what thus sayeth the Lord.

He is very inquisitive, sensitive, quiet and peculiar. He likes to work with tools. His mother has purchased for him any number of carpenter sets. He is very careless and cares nothing for material goods, any length of time. So are his play periods limited.

Little Harrison has a special care for elderly people and a desire to heal the sick. He visits the sick in the neighborhood and also far away when he can secure transportation, carrying them fruit from the refrigerator.

Thomas is the baby of six children, Walter Ray, 11 years of age, is possessed with an unusual mathematical ability. Sandra Kay, 15, and Alfreda Dean, 19, are versatile children and outstandingly gifted in the field of commercial art and designing. Shirley Jean, the eldest, is a high school senior and gifted in the field of music. She plays the piano and violin with the college school orchestra. Cora Lavenne, 17, is a vocalist and oftimes accompanies her brother Thomas singing religious spirituals on many of his programs.

Thomas is the son of Mrs. Isabell Harrison, a graduate of Langston University, a school teacher as well as a Christian woman.

He is the grandson of the late Walter Arch, a Bible Band organizer and instructor and also the grandson of Rev. T. A. McDaniel, minister and pastor in Beaumont, Texas, the grandson of Mrs. Cora McDaniel who plays a Harmonica and also noted for successfully sponsoring musical programs.

Thomas has influenced souls to come into the church and others to count up the cost.


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Ulysses next married Maxine E. Paris [727] [MRIN: 142] on 10 Aug 1976 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA.135 Maxine was born on 27 Jun 1920. Another name for Maxine is Maxine E. Harrison.135

Noted events in her life were:

Reunion: Dewberry Family Reunion, From 30 Jul 2000 to Jul 2000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA.

 

76. Emma Flournoy [508] (Early15, Edward7, Spencer1) was born in May 1898 in Texas. Another name for Emma was Emma Jones.154

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 4 Jun 1900 in Smith, Texas, USA. 138 Daughter of Early Flournoy, Born May 1989, Age 2. She appeared on the census on 27 Apr 1910 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA. 330 Daughter of Early Flournoy, Age 11,Farm Laborer She appeared on the census on 30 Jan 1920 in Noonday, Smith, Texas, USA. 331 21 year old daughter of Early Flournoy She appeared on the census on 11 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 332 Wife of Sherman Jones, age 31, married at age 20

Emma married Sherman Jones [9] [MRIN: 9] on 25 Dec 1919 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.154 Sherman was born in 1896 in Texas.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 30 Jan 1920 in Noonday, Smith, Texas, USA. 331 24 year old son-in-law of Early Flournoy He appeared on the census on 11 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 332 Head of Household, Age 34, married at age 24

Children from this marriage were:

   254 M    i. T. W. Jones [482] was born in 1921 in Texas.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 11 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 332 9 year old son of Sherman Jones

   255 F    ii. Ora L. Jones [483] was born in 1922 in Texas.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 11 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 332 8 year old daughter of Sherman Jones

   256 F    iii. Learny Jones [484] was born in 1924 in Texas.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 11 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 332 6 year old daughter of Sherman Jones

   257 M    iv. S. J. Jones [485] was born in Jul 1925 in Texas.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 11 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 332 4 year 9 month old son of Sherman Jones

   258 M    v. Raymond Jones [486] was born in Oct 1927 in Texas.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 11 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 332 2 year 6 month old son of Sherman Jones

   259 M    vi. L. E. Jones [487] was born in Aug 1928 in Texas.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 11 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 332 1 year 8 month old son of Sherman Jones

77. Calvin H. Flournoy [509] 145 (Early15, Edward7, Spencer1) was born in Jan 1900 in Texas.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 4 Jun 1900 in Smith, Texas, USA. 138 Son of Early Flournoy, Born Jan 1900, Age 7 months. He appeared on the census on 27 Apr 1910 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA. 139 Son of Early Flournoy, Age 10,Farm Laborer He appeared on the census on 30 Jan 1920 in Noonday, Smith, Texas, USA. 140 20 year old son of Early Flournoy. farm laborer He appeared on the Precinct 4 census A[r 5, 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 333 Listed next door to Early, he rented a farm, age 30, 1st married at age 21.

Calvin married Jesse L. [2222] 333 [MRIN: 824]. Jesse was born circa 1921 in Texas.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 5 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. Wife of Calvin H. Flournoy, age 29, 1st married at age 20, Born in Texas
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79. Lillie Blanche Flournoy [8] (Early15, Edward7, Spencer1) was born on 21 Jun 1910 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. User ID: 1005.

General Notes: Biography

Lillie Blanche Flournoy was born June 21, 1910 to Early and Mattie Hamilton-Flournoy in Flint, Texas. She and her twin brother, Willie were the youngest of five children, and her siblings were Emma, Colvin and Lanie.

Lillie attended Bethlehem Baptist Church which was a one room school house in Flint. She attended Texas College and was graduated with a high school diploma in 1930.

In October 1931, her father died.

On a beautiful Tuesday night in early September 1933, her brother, Lanie, invited her to go to church with him. They went to Lanes Chapel C.M.E. Church on Jamestown road because the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church was conducting a revival. On that evening, Lanie introduced Lillie to Ivy Lincoln, and that was the beginning of love, bliss, and enchantment. Lanie's goal was for Lillie to get a college degree, however, he died in the fall of 1933.

Lillie and Ivy dated for two (2) years, and they were married on December 25, 1935. After marriage, she moved to the Chapel Hill Church community, and became active in Chapel Hill C.M.E. Church. This union produced seven children: Ellen, Willie Ivy, Emma Lillian, Casey Elizabeth (deceased), Early Colvin (E.C.), Bonnie Victorene, and Julia LaVerne. Lillie has nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Mattie Flournoy died on December 31, 1961, and Lillie is the sole survivor of her siblings. She remained a homemaker and farmer for many years. However, some of the jobs she held outside of the home were at The Pecan factory (Tyler, Texas), Lindale Canning Company (Lindale, Texas), Texas A&M Nutritional Program (Tyler, Texas), and Jordan's Home Health Care (Tyler, Texas). She also supplemented their income by making children's clothes, bed sheets, pillow cases, and stitching patchwork quilts. She had a valid driver's license, and drove a vehicle until she was 94 years old.

She maintained a fruit and vegetable garden; and raised chickens, turkeys, ducks, guineas, cows, horses, and hogs.

Ivy, her lifelong love and companion's health began to fail in the early 1990's and he died in 1996 at the age of 95.

At the age of 100, Lillie still exercises every day, reads the newspaper, makes her bed, cleans her room, cooks, and washes dishes. Lillie's favorite television shows are Wheel of Fortune, The View, American Idol, and CNN Network. She loves President Barack Obama, and is fascinated by his presidency. She remembers when Blacks could not vote, and when they were permitted to vote, they had to pay a "poll tax".

She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church from childhood until marriage. Until recently and due to health challenges, she was active and in regular attendance at Chapel Hill C.M.E. Church.

She loves the Lord, praises Him daily, and contributes her longevity to being a good and faithful servant.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 30 Jan 1920 in Noonday, Smith, Texas, USA. 140 9 year old daughter of Early Flournoy She appeared on the census on 5 Apr 1930 in Justice Precinct 4, Smith County Texas. Daughter, Age 19,

Lillie married Ivy Lincoln [2231] 334 [MRIN: 826] on 25 Dec 1935.143 Ivy was born in 1901143 and died in 1996143 at age 95.

Children from this marriage were:

   260 F    i. Ellen Lincoln [2232] .143

   261 M    ii. Willie Ivy Lincoln [2233] 143 was born on 8 Sep 1938 in Smith, Texas, USA.169

   262 F    iii. Emma Lillian Lincoln [2234] 143 was born on 8 Jul 1940 in Smith, Texas, USA.169

   263 F    iv. Casey Elizabeth Lincoln [2235] 143 was born on 29 Oct 1941 in Smith, Texas, USA.169

   264 M    v. Early Colvin Lincoln [2236] 143 was born on 31 Jul 1947 in Smith, Texas, USA.169 Another name for Early is E. C. Lincoln.

   265 F    vi. Bonnie Victorene Lincoln [2237] 143 was born on 29 Jan 1951 in Smith, Texas, USA.169

   266 F    vii. Julia LaVerne Lincoln [2238] 143 was born on 17 Apr 1954 in Smith, Texas, USA.169

85. Huitt Flournoy [2156] (Major16, Edward7, Spencer1) was born on 20 Dec 1900 in Smith, Texas, USA,148 died on 24 Oct 1975 in Midland, Midland, Texas, USA40 at age 74, and was buried on 30 Oct 1975 in Midland, Midland, Texas, USA.

General Notes: Service Thursday, October 30, 1975 - 1:00 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. L. H. alexander, officiating.

Obituary:

Mr. Huitt T. Flournoy was born December 20, 1900 in Smith County, Texas. He moved to Midland, Texas in 1923.

He leaves to mourn, 1 son, Curtis Flournoy of Midland, Texas; 3 daughters, Mrs. Cloma L. Powell of Reno, Nevada; Mrs. Ruth Faye Reece or Tucson, Arizona; and Miss Dorothy Maw Flournoy of Midland, Texas; 4 sisters: Mrs. Sleata Davis of Midland, Texas, Mrs. Katherine Gains of Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Rosie Nell Chevrs of Dallas, Texas; and Mrs. Uarelee Barner of Dallas, Texas; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Huitt married someone.

His children were:

   267 M    i. Curtis Flournoy [2157] .148

+ 268 F    ii. Cloma L. Flournoy [2158] .148

+ 269 F    iii. Ruth Faye Flournoy [2160] .148

   270 F    iv. Dorothy Mae Flournoy [2162] .148

86. T. K. Flournoy [690] (Horace17, Edward7, Spencer1) was born in 1902 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA and died on 5 Jan 1981 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA152 at age 79. User ID: 879.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 3 May 1910 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 150 Listed as Tecake, son of Horace Flournoy, age 8 He appeared on the census on 7 Feb 1920 in Noonday, Smith, Texas, USA. 17 year old son of Horace Flourney, attended school.

T. married Mauseleat Bowie [1449] 335 [MRIN: 386], daughter of Frank Bowie [497] and Emma [2206], on 4 Dec 1929.336 Mauseleat was born on 4 Jul 1912 in Texas,62 died on 30 Dec 1981 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA62,158 at age 69, and was buried after 30 Dec 1981 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.158 Another name for Mauseleat was Mauseleat Flournoy.

Burial Notes: New Hope Cemetery

General Notes: Service: Sunday, January 3, 1982, 2:00 P.M. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Flint, Texas, Reverend Fred Bagsby, Pastor - Officiating.

Obituary:

Mrs. Mauseleat Flournoy was born June 4, 1912 to the parents of Frank and Emma Bowie in Smith County, Texas.

Mrs. Flournoy attended school in the New Hope Community. She united with the New Hope Baptist at an early age and was later united with the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. T. K. Flournoy on December 4, 1929, who preceded her in death on January 5, 1981. To this union three children were born.

She also was a member of the Heroines of Jericho, Court No. 488. She became a member over thirty-five years ago and was secretary until death.

Mrs. Flournoy departed this life on Wednesday, December 30, 1981. She leaves to mourn her passing one daughter, Mrs. Gloria Johnson of Bullard, Texas; two sons, Mr. Calhoun Flournoy and Mr. Errington Flournoy both of Flint, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Vera Walker of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Mr. Walter Bowie of Oakland, California; one uncle, Hr. Harvey Bowie of Oakland, California; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the Smith County Texas census on 15 Apr 1930 in Precinct 3, District 31. 337 Daughter-in-law to Missie Dewberry, Age 17, Married at age 17, Farmer.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 271 F    i. Gloria Ramona Flournoy [1650] 162,335 was born on 26 Sep 1946 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA162,335 and died on 26 Mar 2010 at age 63.

   272 M    ii. Errington Flournoy [1904] 338 was born on 12 Jun 1954 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.338

+ 273 M    iii. Calhoun L. Flournoy [1649] 335 was born on 5 Apr 1948,335,339 died on 24 Dec 1996339 at age 48, and was buried on 28 Dec 1996.339

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88. Eloise Flournoy [41] (Horace17, Edward7, Spencer1) was born on 17 Nov 1904 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.156 User ID: 41.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. Listed as Elouise Dews, Widowed, Head, Age 25, Married at age 17, Farmer. Event-Misc: 13 Nov 2004, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. 335 Eloise Flournoy Dews 100th Birthday Celebration Sat NOV 13th 2004 11am 3 pm LUNCH AT NOON

Tributes by: Ron Pitts, filmmaker/teacher Columbia College; Dorothy Tillman, Alderman 3rd ward; Richard J. Daley, Mayor of Chicago

Venue: Fuller Park Field House, 331 West 45th Street 45th & Princeton Sts Chicago, IL

Honors and organizations: Beauticians Association ( Madam C. J. Walker)

Hobbies: Great Food Healthy Living & a little Piano

Granddaughter Joann Winters recently said of her (Eloise Dews), "She's the first person in the family to make it to their 100th". Eloise is the daughter of Missy Dewberry and Horace Flournoy born on November 17th, 1904 in Smith County, TX. Married Artis Dews. Others in attendance included her Daughter Hazel Murray, sisters Hattie Reedy and Doris Flournoy Gross and brother, Horace Flournoy II as well as a host of family, i.e. Sylvia Raibon, Dorothea Evans, Althea Lovette, Cynthia Rhodes, Horace Flournoy III as well as many community and neighborhood supporters.

Eloise married Artis Dews [1626] 154,340 [MRIN: 39], son of Unknown and Julia Dews [1781], on 28 Oct 1922 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA 154.,340 Artis was born on 9 Jan 190140 and died in Oct 1966 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA62 at age 65.

Marriage Notes: Vol. 25, Page 354

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 16 Jan 1920 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA. 341 19 year old son of Julia Farm Laborer

The child from this marriage was:

+ 274 F    i. Hazel Dews [1627] 156 was born in 1921 in Texas.156

91. Theodore Flournoy [894] (Horace17, Edward7, Spencer1) was born on 29 Dec 1908 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA,62,157 died on 7 Jun 1969 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA62 at age 60, and was buried on 13 Jun 1969 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.158 User ID: 1095.

General Notes: Services: Lee Spring Baptist Church, Friday, June 13, 1969, 2:30 P.M., Reverend James Bailey, Officiating.

Obituary:

Mr. Theodore Flournoy was born in Smith County, Flint, Texas, December 29, 1908, to the late Horace and Missie Flournoy.

At an early age he united with the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Later he moved to Chicago and united with the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.

He was united in Holy wedlock to Miss Leta Williams and to this union four children were born, one son and three daughters.

Mr. Flournoy was employed at Ford Aircraft until retirement.

Mr. Flournoy expired June 7, 1969, leaving to mourn a wife Mrs. Leta Flournoy of Chicago; one son Jr. Joe Flournoy of Chicago; three daughters Mrs. Mildred Haggerty and Mrs. Shirley Johnson of Chicago, Mrs. Aretha Raibon of Tyler; five grandsons; three granddaughters, three sisters Mrs. Doris Gross of Jefferson, Texas, Mrs. Eloise Dews of Chicago and Mrs. Hattie Reed of Maywood, Illinois. three brothers Mr. T. K. Flournoy of Flint, Mr. Phinise (sic) and Horace Jr. of Chicago; two step brothers, one step sister; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 7 Feb 1920 in Noonday, Smith, Texas, USA. 160 12 year old son of Horace Flourney, attended school.
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Theodore married Lita L. Williams [1637] 342,343 [MRIN: 451], daughter of Alfred Williams [1638] and Lela Stripling [1639], in Jan 1931 342.,343 Lita was born in 1912 in Texas.342

General Notes: Services: Saturday, July 16, 2005, 11:00 a.m., Lee Spring Baptist Church, Flint, Texas, Rev. Thomas Blaylock, Pastor, Eulogist

Obituary:

Lita L. Williams Flournoy of Duncanville, Texas was born to Alfred Williams and Lela Stripling on July 29, 1910 in Flint, TX. Her parents preceded her in death. Mrs. Flournoy departed this life on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Charleston Methodist Hospital in Dallas, TX.

She attended school in Smith County and united with the Lee Spring Baptist Church at an early age.

She married Theodore Flournoy in January 1931. To this union four children were born, Joe Louis, Aretha and Shirley preceded her in death. the family moved to Chicago and lived there for many years before moving back to Texas.

she leaves to cherish her precious memories, one daughter, Mildred (Jesse) Haggerty of Duncanville, TX; sons-in-law, Earl Raibon of Tyler, TX and Donald (Ozzie) Johnson of Chicago, IL; grandsons, Forres Wayne Haggerty of Duncanville, Earl (Cecilia) Raibon of Longview, TX, Darryl (Marcella) Johnson of Chicago, IL. Lawrence Raibon of Florida, Kevin (Tonya) Raibon, Killeen, TX; three granddaughters, Brenda and Glenda Raibon of Tyler, TX, Yolanda (Bill) Boleska, Chicago, IL; special niece, Mae Dell elder (Tom) of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; one sister, Pauline Browning, of Tyler, TX; brother-in-law, Horace (Dorothy) Flournoy of Whitehouse, TX; sister-in-law, Eloise Dews of Chicago, IL and Doris Gross of Jefferson, TX; two special friends, Sandy Lindbled of Nevada, CA and Paul Lindbled of Parkridge, IL and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 9 Feb 1920 in Noonday, Smith, Texas, USA. 344 Listed as Leta L., 9 year old daughter of Alfred Williams, attended school. She appeared on the census on 3 Apr 1930 in Justice Precinct 4, Smith County Texas. 345 Daughter of Alfred Williams, age 18,

Children from this marriage were:

+ 275 F    i. Aretha Flournoy [1463] 335,346 was born about 1935 in Smith, Texas, USA335,346,347 and died in Apr 1983 in Smith, Texas, USA348,349 about age 48.

+ 276 F    ii. Mildred Flournoy [1641] 335 was born about 1930.335

+ 277 M    iii. Joe Louis Flournoy [1642] 335 was born on 1 May 1936 in Smith, Texas, USA335,349 and died in Sep 1983 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA348,349 at age 47.

+ 278 F    iv. Shirley T. Flournoy [1643] 335 was born on 3 Jun 1938 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA,335,348 died on 13 Dec 1992 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA at age 54, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA.348

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92. Hattie Mae Flournoy [1628] 156 (Horace17, Edward7, Spencer1) was born on 18 May 1915 in Henderson, Rusk, Texas, USA,156,159 died on 3 Nov 2006 in Maywood, Cook, Illinois, USA159 at age 91, and was buried on 10 Nov 2006 in Hillside, IL.159

General Notes: Services: Friday, November 10, 2006, 11:00 AM, First Baptist Church, 2114 Main Street, Melrose Park, IL 60160, Pastor John L. Belser, Officiating. Visitation: 10:00 AM. Repast Church Fellowship Hall Immediately Following Interment.

Obituary:

Our Beloved - Hattie Reedy, affectionately known as "Madear", daughter of the late Fannie Shipp and Horace Flournoy was born in Henderson, Texas on May 18, 1915. She attended the Henderson Texas public schools and united with the Mother Zion Baptist Church at an early age. She was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Negolian Reedy, January 12, 1932, who preceded her in death. Into this union eleven children were born. Daughter Olivia Reedy, two sons Mose Reedy and Horace Reedy, sister Oralevia, Eloise, brothers TK, Phinise, Theodore, Allen, Curtis and James also preceded her in death.

Madear and her husband moved the family to Maywood, IL in 1962, and later joined First Baptist Church of Melrose Park, IL where she served faithfully on the Mothers Board until her illness.

Madear departed this life November 3, 2006 at 08:21 am to receive her reward. Leaving to mourn her passing is eight children, Fannie Baker (John), Julius Reedy, Sr. (Jerry), Allen Reedy (June), Eugene Reedy (Shirley), Pauline Ward, Nell Grant (Clifford), Annie Burtin (Norman), and Danny Reedy, one sister Doris Gross, one brother Horace Flournoy II, 76 grandchildren, 100 great grandchildren, 25 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Madear was a grandmother to all in the neighborhood, and many found themselves just stopping by because in her presence is where they would always feel welcomed and at home. Her humor and love of people is what made her Mother Dear (Madear) to all.

Hattie married Negolian Reedy [2189] 157,159 [MRIN: 809] on 12 Jan 1932 157.,159 Negolian died before 3 Nov 2006.159

Children from this marriage were:

   279 F    i. Olivia Reedy [1640] .159

   280 M    ii. Mose Reedy [1646] .159

   281 M    iii. Horace Reedy [2182] .159

+ 282 F    iv. Fannie Reedy [2185] .159

+ 283 M    v. Julius Reedy Sr. [2187] .159

+ 284 M    vi. Allan Reedy [2191] .159

+ 285 M    vii. Eugene Reedy [2193] .159

   286 F    viii. Pauline Reedy [2195] .159

+ 287 F    ix. Nell Reedy [2196] .159

+ 288 F    x. Annie Reedy [2198] .159

   289 M    xi. Danny Reedy [2200] .159

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93. Horace Flournoy Jr. [1623] 156 (Horace17, Edward7, Spencer1) was born on 27 Aug 1929 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA.156,161

General Notes: Happy 80th Birthday

Horace Flournoy, Jr. was born in flint, Texas on August 27, 1929 to Horace Flournoy and Lebertha Smith-Flournoy. Horace is known by those around him by many names: Daddy, Paw-Paw, Deacon Flournoy, Horace Junior, Mr. Flournoy, and of course just plain Horace. Each of these titles denotes a very special relationship between him and his close friends and loved ones. He was the Salutatorian of his high school class and after attending Butler College in Tyler, Texas relocated to Chicago in 1953. Most memorable he worked for the Chicago Transit Authority until his retirement in 1987. All of his children and grandchildren have fond memories of riding the bus with "Daddy" or "Paw-Paw". After being ordained as a deacon in 1961, Horace has always held an active role in numerous ministries in his church. Further, he is and has always been a pillar of his community. He's been a barber, mechanic, bike repairman, and scoutmaster to name a few things. Horace's love of the Lord and his family have always been the most important things in his life. He is always available to talk or offer assistance and his life experiences speak volumes on how to live a life with honesty, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, and most of all LOVE!

Noted events in his life were:

Reunion: Dewberry-Flournoy Family Reunion, From 18 Jun 2010 to 20 Jun 2010, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA.

Horace married Dorothy Mae Hale [1631] 338,342 [MRIN: 647], daughter of Unknown and Unknown, about 1950.342 Dorothy was born about 1930.342 Another name for Dorothy is Dorothy Mae Flournoy.342

Children from this marriage were:

+ 290 F    i. Dorothea Flournoy [1633] 335 was born about 1947,335 died on 19 Apr 2005350 about age 58, and was buried on 28 Apr 2005 in Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, USA.350

+ 291 M    ii. Horace D. Flournoy III [1634] 335 was born on 23 Aug 1954.335

+ 292 F    iii. Cynthia Elaine Flournoy [1624] 156,211 was born on 30 May 1951 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA.156,211

+ 293 F    iv. Althea Lorraine Flournoy [1632] 335,338 was born on 6 Apr 1953 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.335,338

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94. Doris Jean Flournoy [1629] 156,162 (Horace17, Edward7, Spencer1) was born on 9 Aug 1932 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA.156,163

Noted events in her life were:

She attended school at Lee Springs Elementary School in 1938 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA. 163 She graduated from Stanton High School in 1949 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA. 163 She graduated from Texas College in 1960 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA. 163 with a degree in Home Economics. She graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 1978 in Prairie View, Waller, Texas, USA. 163 with a Master's Degree. She retired from education in 2000. 163 after 38 years of service. Reunion: Dewberry-Flournoy Family Reunion, From 18 Jun 2010 to 20 Jun 2010, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA.

Doris married Ernest Leroy Gross Jr. [1651] 162,342 [MRIN: 651], son of Earnest Gross Sr. [2190] and Unknown, on 4 May 1952 342.,351 Ernest was born on 26 Aug 1929.342,351

Children from this marriage were:

+ 294 F    i. Charlotte Yvonne Gross [1720] 162,352 was born on 8 Sep 1953 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.162,352

+ 295 F    ii. Deborah Nell Gross [1722] 162,352,353 was born on 25 Oct 1954 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA,352,353 died on 31 Dec 1991352,353,354 at age 37, and was buried on 4 Jan 1992 in Flint, Smith, Texas, USA.353

+ 296 M    iii. Eric Barnett Gross [1724] 352 was born on 21 Oct 1957 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA352 and died on 17 Apr 2008355 at age 50.

+ 297 M    iv. Rodney Kenyatta Gross [1652] 342 was born on 28 Jul 1960 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.162,342

   298 M    v. John Gross [2149] .353

   299 M    vi. Robert Gross [2150] .353

Doris next married Marion G. McIntosh [521] [MRIN: 607] on 4 Jun 1994 in Harris County, Texas.356 Marion was born in 1924357 and died on 2 Aug 2008 at age 84.

95. Cricy Williams [459] 39 (Isabella Flournoy18, Edward7, Spencer1).

Cricy married someone.

Her children were:

   300 M    i. Anantone Williams [460] .39

+ 301 M    ii. Solomon Williams [461] 165 was born in 1874 in Texas.

98. Ethel Williams [468] (Isabella Flournoy18, Edward7, Spencer1) was born in 1905 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 26 Jan 1920 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 166 16 year old daughter of Sol. She appeared on the census on 3 Apr 1930 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA. 358 25 year old wife of Knox Younger, married at age 16

Ethel married someone in 1921.

Her children were:

   302 F    i. Luevivian Williams [1674] 165 was born in 1922 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 3 Apr 1930 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA. 358 Listed as LV, 8 year old daughter of Knox Younger

   303 M    ii. Guss Williams [1675] was born in 1926 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 3 Apr 1930 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA. 358 4 year, 7 month? old son of Knox Younger

   304 F    iii. Freda Joe Williams [1676] was born in 1928 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 3 Apr 1930 in Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA. 358 2 year 1 month old daughter of Knox Younger

99. Thelma Williams [469] (Isabella Flournoy18, Edward7, Spencer1) was born in 1907 in Texas. Another name for Thelma was Thelma Ervin.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 26 Jan 1920 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 166 13 year old daughter of Sol. She appeared on the census on 5 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 359 Wife of Alfred B. Ervin, Age 22, married at age 21

Thelma married Alfred B. Ervin [1671] [MRIN: 669] in 1929. Alfred was born in 1908 in Texas.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 5 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 360 Household Head, age 22, married at age 21, next door to Solomon Williams, his father-in-law

Children from this marriage were:

+ 305 F    i. Alice Bernita Ervin [1683] 39,211 was born on 26 Jun 1932 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.39,211

+ 306 F    ii. Voncell Ervin [1685] 39 was born about 1933.39

+ 307 F    iii. Minnie Sue Ervin [1686] 39 was born about 1934.39

   308 F    iv. Vida May Ervin [1970] 211 was born on 30 Jun 1936 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.211

+ 309 F    v. Betty Lou Ervin [1684] 39 was born on 9 Mar 1938 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.39,226

   310 F    vi. Thelma Jean Ervin [1969] 226 was born on 6 May 1940 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.211

   311 M    vii. Searcy Arnold Ervin [1971] 211 was born on 8 Jun 1943 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.211

   312 M    viii. Dowain Glinda Ervin [1687] 39,226 was born on 23 May 1946 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.39,226

100. Loise Williams [1689] 165 (Isabella Flournoy18, Edward7, Spencer1) was born about 1910.165

Loise married someone Knox Younger [1670] [MRIN: 672] about 1931.165

Children from this marriage were:

   313 F    i. Blanche Younger [1691] 165 was born about 1932.165

   314 M    ii. Cletus Younger [1692] 165 was born about 1933.165

   315 M    iii. G. T. Younger [1693] 165 was born about 1934.165

   316 F    iv. Rena Younger [1694] 165 was born about 1935.165

   317 F    v. June Vernell Younger [1695] 165 was born on 24 Jun 1939 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.162,165

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102. Hattie Williams [1669] (Isabella Flournoy18, Edward7, Spencer1) was born in 1917 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the census on 26 Jan 1920 in Bullard, Smith, Texas, USA. 166 3 year old daughter of Sol. She appeared on the census on 5 Apr 1930 in Smith, Texas, USA. 361 13 year old daughter of Sol Williams Reunion: Dewberry-Flournoy Reunion, From 18 Jun 2010 to 20 Jun 2010, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA.

Hattie married George Dewitt Penn [1677] 39 [MRIN: 668] about 1937.165 George was born about 1915.39

Children from this marriage were:
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   318 F    i. Sandra Louise Penn [1678] 39 was born about 1939.39

   319 M    ii. Raymond Van Penn [1679] 39 was born about 1940.39

   320 M    iii. Ronald Tyrone Penn [1680] 39 was born about 1941.39

   321 F    iv. Margaret Carol Penn [1681] 39 was born about 1942.39

   322 F    v. Jacqueline Penn [1682] 39 was born about 1943.39


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