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Fair, Elizabeth Emerick
Mrs. Elizabeth Fair
Baxter Emerick of Wallula avenue has received word of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Fair, aged 99 years, 6 months, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Young in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
Mrs. Fair was born in Jefferson township, Butler County, February 28, 1832 and lived in that district the greater part of her life.
Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Jennie Young of Parkersburg, W.Va., Mrs. Eva Thompson of Oklahoma, Jack, Charles, Harry and George of Oklahoma, Frank of West Virginia and Louis Fair of Florida and 19 grandchildren.
The body will be brought to the Dengler-Thompson funeral home, 137 West Jefferson street, tomorrow night.
Funeral services will be held from the Dengler-Thompson funeral home at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Burial will be made in the Summit cemetery.
Butler Eagle, August 17, 1931 p. 7
ELIZABETH FAIR FUNERAL IS HELD - Woman Almost 100 Years Old Dies Sunday;
Take Body to Butler
Mrs. Elizabeth Emerick Fair, 99 years and 6 months old, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Young, at 1625 Latrobe street. Funeral services were held in the Young home Monday evening with Rev. J. Leonard Fischer, of St. John's Lutheran church, officiating. The body will be taken to Butler, Pa., this morning and final rites will be held there Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Sumitt cemetery. Harry Fair of Oklahoma, and Frank Fair of Troy, sons, with Mrs, William Keller and Mrs. T. C. St. Clair, granddaughters, will accompany the body.
Mrs. Fair had been a resident of this city for the past 11 years, and had made many friends here. She was born in Butler, Pa., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Emerick. She was a member of a large family, all of whom lived to be more than 90 years old. She was married to George Fair, who died 17 years ago in Butler, and it was after his death that she came to West Virginia. She spent several years in Sistersville, then coming here to live with Mrs. Young. Mrs. Fair was the mother of 12 children, eight of whom survive. They are: Mrs. A. L. Young, this city; Mrs. E. L. Thomas (This may be Mrs. Jesse Elmer Thompson), Okmulgee, Okla.; H. G. Fair, T. A. Fair (Charles A. Fair????), A. J. Fair, G. W. Fair, all of Okmulgee, Okla.; Frank Fair, Troy, W. Va.; L. C. Fair, of Clearwater, Fla. She has 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. W. D. Keller and Mrs. C. St. Clair, both of Latrobe street, this city, are granddaughters.
Mrs. Fair's husband was called to service during the Civil war and during the four years of the war she kept her home and farm together for her 12 children. During her long life she saw the coming of the sewing machine, telephone, telegraph, railroads, and many other things that were patented in her lifetime.
Her husband was engaged in the oil business and with her family she followed him through the oil fields of Pennsylvania before her family migrated to West Virginia during the oil excitement here. She had been a member of the Lutheran church in Butler, Pa, for many years, and continued her membership in St. John's church here. The Parkersburg (W. VA.) News, Tuesday, August 18, 1931, p3
Fair, George W. Fair
Inventor and Veteran Dead
George W. Fair, One of Oldest Citizens, Died at Home Yesterday
Deceased was well and favorably known
George W. Fair, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of the city, died at his home, No. 507 West Wayne street at 11:15 o'clock Thursday morning, after an illness of about a month, due to the infirmities of age. Up until about a month ago Mr. Fair was about the city a great deal, being until that time a remarkably active man, considering his age.
Mr. Fair was born in Jefferson township March 1, 1830, and was therefore in his 84th year. Early in life he came to Butler, where he engaged in the brick making business his plant being located in what is now the Fourth ward, in the neighborhood of North McKean and East May streets. During the oil excitement at Millerstown and Greece City, in the early 70;s, when there was but one railroad, the West Penn, entering Butler, he erected a hotel at the corner of Monroe and East Jefferson streets, on the present site of the New Monroe hotel, naming it Fair Exchange, which was considered one of the best hostelries in Butler at that time. The hotel was the stopping place of most of the persons coming here to visit the oil fields, and was regarded as the headquarters for oil men in this section. When the oil excitement began to wane, Mr. Fair disposed of the hotel and removed to Iowa, but returned to Butler after a few years and began a career in various capacities in the oil country, following the Western Pennsylvania territory from McKean county to the southern extremity of the state. He was perhaps one of the best known men in the oil regions. Being a man of genial and companionable disposition, he made friends rapidly, and his sterling honesty and reliability in business deals enabled him to retain the friendship of those with whom he came in contact to a remarkable degree.
He was the inventor of the Fair elevator for tubing and casing, a device now considered indispensable at oil and gas wells, and just recently secured a patent on an improvement to the elevator, which is pronounced by oil men to be of equal value with the original invention.
On August 1, 1864, he enlisted with Company G, sixth Pennsylvania artillery, and served with this command until the close of the Civil war, being mustered out in 1865. He was a member of A. G. Reed Post, No. 165, G.A.R. of Butler.
On December 19, 1850, Mr. Fair was married to Elizabeth Emerick, who, with six sons and two daughters, survives him. The surviving children are A.J. of Butler, Lewis C., of McDonald, George W. of Charleston, W.Va., Harry G. of Okmulgee, Okla, W F. of Troy, W.Va., Charles A. of Clarksburg, W.VaMrs. A. L. Young of Lima, W. Va., and Mrs. E. J. Thompson of Clarksburg, W.Va.
Funeral services will be held at the family residence at 507 West Wayne street at 12 o'clock Saturday and the interment will be in Jefferson Summit cemetery in Jefferson township.
Butler Citizen, December 26, 1913 p. 3
Flynn, Adeline Matilda Blanton FlynnMrs. Dennis T. Flynn, Pioneer of Oklahoma, Passes Away in East
City Woman Was First Child Born in Humboldt, Kas.,
To be Buried Here.
Another of Oklahoma's rapidly disappearing pioneer women joined the ranks of those gallant settlers who have conquered the "last frontier" when Mrs. Dennis T. Flynn, 70 years old, died Wednesday night in Boston, Mass.
Death came to Mrs. Flynn after a long illness during which she declined slowly until the end. Mrs. Flynn went to Boston in November, 1928, where she entered the Christian Science Benevolent Home.
Death came to 7:30 0'clock Wednesday night, according to a message from relatives.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. J. Richardson of Washington, D.C.; two sons, Streeter B. Flynn of Oklahoma City and Olney F. Flynn of Tulsa; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Streeter of Ponca City, Mrs. Lester A. Heckard of Wichita, and Mrs. Sallie Crowl of California, and by three grandchildren, Margaret and Adelaide, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Streeter Flynn, and Allene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Onley Flynn
Her husband, the former congressman and attorney,was with Mrs. Flynn when she died. Although the message received here was not definite it is thought by members of the family that the body will be sent from Boston Thursday and that the funeral services will be held Sunday or Monday. Funeral arrangements are being held in abeyance pending the arrival of the body here.
Mrs. Flynn's entire life was spend helping to bring new and virile countries under the yoke of civilization. She was the firs white child born in Humboldt, Kan., when that state was still a rugged, unbridled wilderness. There she grew into young womanhood, met Dennis T. Flynn, a young attorney to whom she married in 1884 at Kiowa, Kansas.
When Oklahoma territory was opened Aril 22, 1889, it was a signal to the young married couple to move into a still newer territory. Mr. Flynn arrived in Guthrie on the first train ever to run into that city and was immediately appointed postmaster. Less than two months later Mrs. Flynn joined her husband in the new country.
When she came to Oklahoma Mrs. Flynn had only one small child, Dorothy, now Mrs. Richardson. While still in Guthrie her husband was elected to congress and distinguished himself as one of the most able statesman ever to come out of such a new country.
When Mr. Flynn retired from public life and left congress, the family moved to Oklahoma City. That was in 1902. From that time on Mrs. Flynn was prominently identified with the leading society circles of the city and was actively engaged in various club activities which sought to improve the civic and cultural qualities of a new country.
In later years she spent much of her time traveling with her husband and family but maintained an active interest in the affairs of the city. She was a member of the '89er association and attended the First Church at Christ, Scientist, here.
The Oklahoman, April 18, 1929 p.2
Funeral Service for Mrs. Flynn is Slated for Sunday
Oklahoma City. April 18
Funeral services for Mrs. Dennis T. Flynn, 70, who died last night at Boston, Mass., probably will be held here Sunday or Monday. Mrs. Flynn, wife of the former territorial delegate in congress and Oklahoma politician, had been ill several month. She went to Boston last November to enter the Christian Science Benevolent Home.
Mrs. Flynn, born in Humboldt, Kan., was an 'eighty-niner, coming to Oklahoma Territory in that year with her husband from Kiowa, Kan., and settling at Guthrie. Flynn later became postmaster there and subsequently a congressional delegate. In 1902 the family moved to Oklahoma City.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Flynn is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. J. Richardson, Washington, D.C.; two sons, Streeter B. Flynn, Oklahoma City, and Olney F. Flynn, Tulsa, and three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Streeter, Ponca City, Mrs. Lester A. Heckard, Wichita, and Mrs. Sallie Crowl, California.
Ada, April 18, 1929
Flynn, Dennis T. Flynn
Dennis T. Flynn
Served Oklahoma in Congress 10 Years--Dies at 78
Oklahoma City, June 19
Dennis T. Flynn, Congressional Representative from Oklahoma in Territorial years and one of the leading fighters for Statehood, died today at the age of 78. He was Oklahoma's first Republican National Committeeman.
Born in Phoenixville, Pa., Mr. Flynn was admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1890 and began practice in Guthrie. Oklahoma Territory had Republican Governors as a rule, appointed by Republican Presidents, and for ten years, 1892-1902, it consistently returned Mr. Flynn to Congress. Mr. Flynn was a director of the First National Bank and Trust Company and of the Oklahoma City Hardware Company.
In 1887 he married Addie M. Blanton of Kiowa, Kan. He was a close friend of the late Vice President Charles Curtis.
New York Times, June 20, 1939 p. 21
Flynn, Margaret Hurd Tuttle
Private grave side services for Margaret T. "Peggy" Flynn, 91, the widow of deceased Oklahoma City businessman Streeter B. Flynn Sr., are today at Fairlawn Cemetery Mausoleum.
Flynn was born Margaret Hurd Tuttle June 22, 1897, in Washington D.C. She attended Potomac School and Holton Arms School in Washington and Westover School in Middlebury, Conn.
She married Streeter B. Flynn Sr. Oct. 18, 1919, and the couple moved to Oklahoma City in 1920. She was an early member of the Oklahoma City Junior League, and a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral.
Flynn had three children, Peggy, now deceased, and Streeter B. Flynn Jr. and Adelaide Flynn Wilson, both of Oklahoma City. Streeter B. Flynn Sr, was a senior partner in Rainey, Flynn, Green & Anderson, now Rainey, Ross, Rice and Binns.
In addition to her children, she is survived by two grandchildren: Adelaide Hornberger of San Francisco and Courtney Wilson of Menlo Park, Calif; and two great-grandchildren; Courtney H. Hornberger and Garreth Hornberger, both of San Francisco.
Memorials in Margaret Flynn's name may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, St. Paul's Cathedral or the St. Anthony Foundation.
The Oklahoman April 19, 1989 p. 16
Flynn, Streeter Blanton, Jr.Streeter Blanton Flynn, Jr. Born November 12, 1929, died January 12, 2002. Mr. Flynn was the son of a prominent Oklahoma pioneer family. Mr. Flynn attended Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts and the University of Oklahoma. At. O.U. he was a loyal member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1954. He was a devoted alumnus of his alma mater, and in July 1976, he established the Streeter B. Flynn, Jr. Railroad Collection in conjunction with the Oklahoma State University Library. Since that time, he has contributed extensively to that collection.
He was a retired Officer of the First National Bank and Trust Company of Oklahoma City. He was a member of the Irish Georgian Society, the English Speaking Union, the Oklahoma Heritage Association, the Men's Dinner Club, the Classic Car Club of America and an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Flynn was also a noted Oklahoma historian and genealogist. A retired Major in the United States Army Rese4rfe, Mr. Flynn contributed patriotically to his country and quietly to many philanthropic interest during his life time.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Streeter B. and Margart T. Flynn and sisters, Peggy Flynn and Adelaide Wilson. He is survived by his nieces, Mrs. Mark Hornberger of San Francisco, California, and her two children, Courtney and Gareth, and Mrs. William McInerney of St. Helena, California. Private services were held, in lieu of lowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the St. Anthony Hospital Foundation, 826 NW 11th street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106 or the charity of choice.
Daily Oklahoman, Friday, January 18, 2002 p. 8-D
Frost, Jack Frost
STOCKTON- The ashes of Jack W. FROST, a Redwood City native who died in Stockton Monday, will be distributed in the Half Moon Bay area, where he once loved to go fishing.
FROST, 64, was chief Northern California right-of-way agent for the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. until his retirement two years ago. He suffered from cancer, and underwent brain surgery in November in Stockton, where he lived.
A native of Redwood City, FROST was a "hometown boy" who wrote for the Tribune colorful descriptions of the battlefield from Italy during World War II. His unit participated in the beach landing at Palermo. He was a sergeant in a signal construction battalion at the time; he later attained the rank of lieutenant.
FROST was graduated from Sequoia High School in 1931 and from San Mateo Junior College in 1933. He became a PG&E lineman before entering the army in April 1941.
His father, the late Willis G. FROST, was a civil engineer and one-time candidate for county supervisor. While in high school, FROST was a swimming star. He won Peninsula Athletic League back stroke and free style championships.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of Stockton; his mother, Ruth, of Redwood City; a son, Patrick, of Chico; a daughter, Jackie DOWTY, of Davis; his brother Dick, of New York; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Stockton, under direction of the DeYoung Memorial Funeral Home.
San Mateo, February 10, 1979 (note: library did not send obituary date, this is the date he died)
REDWOOD CITY-Ruth FROST, a lifelong resident of the Peninsula, died Saturday at Sequoia Hospital at the age of 87.
Mrs. FROST was the wife of Willis FROST, who died here in 1971. She was a native of San Francisco. Mrs. FROST had been active in many civic organizations an was past president of the Redwood City Womens Club.
Surviving are her son, Richard FROST of New York, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Cremation was under the direction of Crippen & Flynn Chapel, Redwood City.
The family prefers that memorials be donations to the San Mateo County chapter of the American Heart Association, 1848 El Camino Real, Burlingame, 94010.
San Mateo, November 27, 1979