319. Ralph Klondike "Dike" COMSTOCK117 was born on 21 November 1903 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas.34 He died in March 1987 at the age of 83 in Sparks, Lincoln County, Oklahoma.131,208
R. K. Comstock, age 21, marriage to Clara Haggard, age 18, on 5 Dec 1921; T. P. Yadon, JP
Note: Dike was 18, but males must be 21 to marry in Arkansas without parental permission.
1930. Ralph K. Comstock was living in Van Buren. He was 26. Operator of an auto service store. Clara M. was 26. They had married at age 18. June and William R. were in the household.
1940. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ward 1, Hh 1. In 1935 they had still been living in Van Buren.
R. K. Comstock, 36, Garage mechanic, private business
Clara M., 36
June 16, William R. 11, and Mary Jane age 7 - all born in Arkansas
23 Dec 1971 Press Argus, published Van Buren, AR
Clara wrote an article following a 50th wedding anniversary for Dike and Clara, which included a picture of them as newlyweds in 1921. She talked about receiving many cards and described their pecan farm. She named her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She also listed many out of town visitors.
Buried White Dove Cemetery, Sparks, Lincoln, OK.
Ralph Klondike "Dike" COMSTOCK and Clara Mabel HAGGARD were married on 4 December 1921 in Dripping Springs, Crawford County, Arkansas.34 Clara Mabel HAGGARD, daughter of William Martin HAGGARD and Mary R. Belle "Mollie" STEVENS, was born on 25 October 1903 in Dripping Springs, Crawford County, Arkansas.34 She died on 3 November 1991 at the age of 88 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.131
Clara sent a letter to Press Argus, newspaper of Van Burn, just after she and Dike had celebrated this 50th Anniversary on Dec 5th, 1971. It was printed in the paper on Thursday, 23 Dec 1971.
....we had a grand time Dec. 5th, and sure didn't get that much attention the same day fifty years ago.
...count three very well adjusted children, June Comstock Smith of Okla. City, Wm Randolph Comstock of Norman and Mary Jane of the home - five pretty special grandchildren - Ann Smith Kirton of Enid, Mary Sou Smith Kime of Okla. City, Wm. Ray Smith, Masters Randolph Comstock Jr. and Renae Marie Comstock. Four great grands, Kelly Kirton, age 8, in 3rd grade ...Dean Kirton, age 4 ...cotton headed Chris who is five ...Becky (who) wasn't even here last year.
...All except Randy were here, he's serving the U.S. Air Force in Alaska
...in-laws - son in law Ray Smith, daughter in law Phyllis Lehan, two grandsons in law, Jerry Kirton and Wes Kine.
Clara and Dike are buried White Dove Cemetery, Sparks, Lincoln Co, OK, with their daughter Mary Jane.
Ralph Klondike "Dike" COMSTOCK and Clara Mabel HAGGARD had the following children:
|June Lea COMSTOCK.|
|Ralph Klondike COMSTOCK Jr. was born on 13 April 1925 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas.34,211 He died on 13 April 1925 at the age of 0.142,143 |
Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press Argus 1925
Vol 10, Fran Alverson Warren
17 Apr 1925
LOST INFANT SON
Ralph K. Comstock, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph K. Comstock died Monday night at the family home in Van Buren. Burial in the family cemetery near Uniontown was made Tuesday afternoon.
|William Randolph COMSTOCK.|
|Mary Jane COMSTOCK was born on 29 December 1932 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.34,211 She died on 30 June 1976 at the age of 43 in Sparks, Lincoln County, Oklahoma.131 |
Had polio in 1951; left as quadriplegic. Compiled the "Comstock-Haggard and Allied Families" book in 1972. She is my 2nd cousin, once removed.
Buried White Dove Cemetery, Sparks, Lincoln Co, OK. There is a triple headstone for Mary Jane and her parents.