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List of Members

Record of Interments

List of those who purchased lots

Rush Springs, OK, IOOF No. 30

Register of Membership

1895-1905

Several years ago a genealogy researcher in Oklahoma City found two books in the attic of a house she had just purchased. The house had belonged to a member of the Worsham family. The books had been in the possession of Gailen Worsham for a number of years before being left in the house. The researcher had seen a query I posted for information about the Worshams of Rush Springs and forwarded the books to me, along with some water-soaked photos. One of the books was the Register of Members of the IOOF Lodge in Rush Springs and the other was the Rush Springs IOOF Cemetery Record.

I am including here only some of the information from the Membership book. Other columns included whether the member was admitted by card from another lodge or was initiated, when he passed various degrees, when he withdrew, was suspended, expelled, or died, and what offices he held.

As you will notice, there were a great many soldiers among the members. This was during the period when the railroad delivered supplies for Fort Sill to Rush Springs. Supplies were then moved by wagon to the Fort. Many soldiers were stationed then at Rush Springs.

The book is now in the Hampton House museum in Rush Springs.

List of Members                                                                                          (Return to top of page)

Name

Date admitted

Age

Occupation

Notes

John R. Davis

April 4, 1895

 

Salesman

 

M. L. McGaughy

April 4, 1895

 

Farmer

Name crossed out

Jno Coyle

April 4, 1895

 

Farmer

 

Wm. Wheeler

April 4, 1895

 

Black Smith

 

H. C. Nay

April 4, 1895

 

Druggist

Name crossed out

Thos Cobler

April 4, 1895

 

Merchant

Name crossed out

J. A. Lee

April 4, 1895

48

Merchant

 

James Evans

April 4, 1895

38

Farmer

 

W. R. Hardgraves

April 4, 1895

39

Carpenter

Name crossed out

J. J. Barley (?)

April 4, 1895

35

Minister

 

Theo Davis

April 4, 1895

21

Salesman

 

J. B. Cox

April 4, 1895

37

Farmer

 

J. P. Freman

May 7, 1895

 

Tradesman

 

H. N. Roberts

May 31, 1895

31

Farmer

Name crossed out

A. L. Crevling

May 31, 1895

36

Engineer

 

C. A. Reynolds

May 31, 1895

29

Farmer

 

A. L. Evans

May 31, 1895

39

Merchant

 

Geo M. Conaway

June 14, 1895

49

Farmer

 

L. W. McAuley

June 28, 1895

27

Forman (sic)

 

Geo W. Snyder

July 9, 1895

58

Stockman

 

J. E. Titus

Aug 9, 1895

38

Farman (sic)

 

J. B. Hays

Sept 13, 1895

37

Minister

Name crossed out

W. S. Blair

Nov 1, 1895

29

Sect. Hand

 

T. J. Brooks

Dec 27, 1895

 

Bookkeeper

 

B. J. O'Brien

Mar 27, 1896

 

Barber

 

Jas McAvoy

March 27, 1896

38

Soldier

 

Ferdinand Stein

Apr 17, 1896

22

Soldier

 

John Hackett

Apr 24, 1896

39

Soldier & shoemaker

 

Chas Gunther

Apr 24, 1896

 

Soldier & Tailor

 

James Colbert

Apr 24, 1896

28

Soldier & shoemaker

 

Adams Hoffman

Apr 24, 1896

28

Soldier & shoemaker

 

Jas R. Radcliffe

May 8, 1896

21

Soldier

 

Jas S. Garrett

May 8, 1896

27

Do (ditto)

 

J. H. Haynes

June 5, 1896

37

Merchant

 

Christian Schultz

August 1, 1896

40

Soldier & carpenter

 

W. H. Dunaway

Aug 22, 1896

 

Farmer

 

John Chambers

Aug 22, 1896

42

Soldier

 

Charley Christman

Aug 22, 1896

37

Soldier

 

Georg Link

Aug 22, 1896

33

Soldier

 

George B. Schroeder

Aug 22, 1896

32

Soldier

 

Stephen H. Rawelin

Aug 22, 1896

48

Soldier

 

Win D. Williams

Oct 24, 1896

34

Farmer

 

Peter Johnson

Oct 24, 1896

25

Soldier

 

William Brooks

Oct 30, 1896

45

Farmer

 

M. A. Grosse

Oct 30, 1896

36

Bookkeeper

 

L. H. Lemons

Jan 9, 1897

45

Editor

 

Robert Robinson

Mar 30, 1897

 

Soldier

 

Pinson Burch

Apr 3, 1897

56

Farmer

 

Jerry O'Connell

May 1, 1897

38

Soldier

 

Edwin C. Kelly

May 1, 1897

25

Soldier

 

D. B. Buckhalter

May 8, 1897

 

Farmer

 

Frederick Mack

June 19, 1897

29

Soldier

 

Geo D. Conger (?)

Aug 21, 1897

30

Merchant

 

W. C. Dunn

Oct 2, 1897

42

Farmer

 

T. C. Worsham

Jany 28, 1898

30

Marble worker

 

J. M. Austin

Jany 28, 1898

25

Minister

 

J. J. Steward

Feby 25, 1898

37

Laboring man

 

J. C. Gray

March 19, 1898

46

Farmer

 

Stephen Brown

 

22

Banker

 

J. C. Cox

Jan 19, 1901

 

Blacksmith

 

James Watkins

Sept 21, 1901

 

Hotel keeper

 

J. P. Bradley

January 4th, 1902

33

Pumper RR

 

W. B. Shields

January 4th 1904

51

Farmer

 

A. L. Henry

Jan 18, 1902

22

Farmer

 

J. R. Bailey

March 1st 1902

 

 

 

Lee B. Wilson

 

 

 

Granted card

Robert S. Cox

June 7, 1902

25

Farmer

 

John Coyle

 

 

 

 

Fred Blakely

 

 

 

 

R. S. Cox

June 7, 1902

32

Lumber dealer

 

J. T. Bond

Nov 1st 1902

30

Dentist

 

A. M. Dicks

Dec 6, 1902

37

Merchant

 

Robert T. Trotter

Jan 24, 1903

23

Labor

 

C. B. Hoyt

Jan 24, 1903

30

Labor

 

Jno. J. Hendrick

Jan 30, 1903

51

Merchant

 

J. E. Bailey

Jan 30, 1903

29

Farmer

 

J. E. Hendrick

Mar 7, 1903

23

Salesman

 

John Shields

Mar 14, 1903

 

 

 

Jas S. Pursley

Mar 21, 1903

37

Farmer

 

J. R . Godfrey

Mar 27, 1903

 

 

 

J. S. Bates

Apr 4, 1903

33

Miller

 

O. S. May

Apr 4, 1903

23

Farmer

 

G. W. Casey

Mar14, 1903

 

"

 

H. T. Norton

May 16, 1903

 

"

 

J. C. Thompson

May 16, 1903

29

 

 

J. D. Brooks

May 16, 1903

40

Blacksmith

 

Geo W. Wagner

June 13, 1903

62

Painted (sic)

 

J. L. Lindsay

June 20, 1903

21

Bookkeeper

 

C. C. Forte

June 27, 1903

31

Farmer

 

W. F. Clayton

July 4, 1903

29

Labor

 

H. H. Castleberry

July 11, 1903

31

Labor

 

A. D. Gardner

Aug 8, 1903

23

Farmer

 

J. W. Norton

Aug 15, 1903

 

"

 

J. H. Dickson

Sept 5, 1903

28

Laborer

 

J. M. Hale

Sept 19, 1903

25

"

 

C. B. Barnes

Oct 3, 1903

26

"

 

F. B. Taylor

Oct 10, 1903

 

Minister

 

W. C. Delozier

Nov 7, 1903

52

Farmer

 

G. M. McCown

Jan 30, 1904

22

Livery

 

J. P. Kirk

Feb 13, 1904

 

 

 

D. H. Cox

May 39, 1904

2?

Laborer

 

J. W. Finley

June 4, 1904

 

Physician

 

J. H. Rogers

July 16, 1904

 

Minister

 

C. M. Donagon

Nov 26, 1904

 

Farmer

 

J. T. Bailey

Dec 3, 1904

 

"

 

J. W. Timms

Dec 3, 1904

 

"

 

L. W. Long

Apr 22, 1905

 

"

 

S. C. Mayo

Apr 22, 1905

 

"

 

C. G. Hamilton

June 3, 1905

60

Liveryman

 

Malden T. Reaves

Nov 18, 1905

21

Farmer

 

W. D. Allcorn

Nov 25, 1905

 

 

 

W. H. Bailey

Dec 30, 1905

53

Merchant

 

H. C. Martin

Dec 20, 1905

43

Farmer

 

J. R. McGranohan

Jan 20, 1906

23

Liverman (sic)

 

B. O. Lindsay

Feb 3, 1906

28

Drugest (sic)

 

L. B. Barkdale

Mar 3, 1906

53

Carpenter

 

Luther Steele

Mar 10, 1906

25

Farmer

 

Jno C. Shooks

Mar 10, 1906

22

Mail carrier

 

C. G. Hamilton

Mar 17, 1906

38

Farmer

 

R. J. Harland

Mar 24, 1906

38

Farmer

 

Chas H. Brown

Mar 24, 1906

30

Laborer

 

 

 

Rush Springs IOOF No. 30

CEMETERY RECORD

This book currently belongs to me, but will be donated to the museum in Rush Springs next time I'm there.

There were only two pages in this book with any entries. They are given here in their entirety.

Page 1 RECORD OF INTERMENTS                                               (Return to top of Page)

Name

Date of Death

Age

Date of Interment

Place of Interment

Cause of death

Yr

Mth

Da

Yrs

Mths

Das

Yr

Mth

Da

Sect.

Lot

H. W. Kinnard

1915

Sep

9

35

6

12

1915

Sep

10

 

 

Typhoid Fever

Jess Mitchell

1926

Feb

3

 

 

 

1926

Feb

3

 

 

Pneumonia

J. R. Davis

1927

Feb

12

77

4

20

1927

Feb

13

5

E #11

Flu & old age

B. H. McKay

1927

Aug

26

73

10

1

1927

Aug

27

 

 

Parelises (sic)

A. N. Murphy

1927

Sep

13

69

 

 

1927

Sep

16

 

 

Old age

N. J. Penn

1932

Aug

9

65

6

 

1932

Aug

11

 

 

Heart trouble

S. H. Hughes

1937

 

 

 

 

 

1937

 

 

B5

S Lot 6

Old age

R. J. Harland

1938

Jun

8

70

8

 

1938

Jun

10

Public

Part

Heart trouble

E. Hovis

1933

Aug

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart trouble

J. H. Haynes

1938

Aug

11

79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old age

                                                                                                                                                Return to top

Page 3 - This is a list of persons who purchased lots in the IOOF Cemetery.

Mrs. Alice Mitchell - East 1/2 of Lot 11, Block 5

Bro. J. F. Barry - Lot 2 Block 1

Bro J. M. Coleman - South 1/2 Lot 5, Block 5

Bro. Roy Lindsay - West 1/2 of Lot 11 Block 5

Bro. T. M. McAdoo - Lot 2, Block 3

Bro. Ernest Dunn - Lot 18, Block 5

Bro. L. A. McGuyer - Lot 12, Block 5

W. W. Barker - Lot 14, Block 5

Bro. Robert Mitchell - Lot 10 Block 5

Miss Mary Turner - Lot 15, Block 5

Mrs. A. L, Kirk - Lot 7, Block 3

L. W. Jones - South 16 x 20 ft lot 45 Block 5

 

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