Mary Angeline Lamb, daughter of Hezekiah Lamb and Hannah Small, was born after June in 1857, in Dallas County, Iowa. She was married 30 November 1879, Riverton, Iowa, to James Judkins Shriver, who was born in 1848, in Guernsey, Ohio, the son of Adam Shriver and his wife Martha Judkins. (See Part I Shriver Family)
When Angie and James were first married they farmed near Todd Creek, Johnson County, Nebraska, according to the 1880 Census, with yet no children. The 1890 Census is missing.
They went to the Oklahoma Indian Territory, to find better circumstances. James Judkins Shriver hauled freight for the U.S. Government in the Oklahoma Indian Territory.
Hannah kept a letter written by James, during his struggles. The date is not clear, but would have to be before Angie died in 1894. She was approximately 37 years old, and was buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery, in Anthony, Kansas. This may be because James was still unsettled, and Angie’s sister, Naomi, offered the space in their own family plot.
Anthony is near the Oklahoma border, and not far from where James was. James lived with his son Adam Hale and family on Chestnut St., in Ponca City, Oklahoma for a short time before his death on 3 April 1921, in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. James was buried beside Angie.
“February 18, 189_ (1?) Rush Springs, _____? Indian Terr
Mr. and Mrs. H. Lamb, respected father and mother
Naomi sent me your letter. I was glad to hear you was well. Flossie also sent John’s letter. I will let the little girls come to you as soon I can, but I have not money enough at present to send them, and I don’t know whether they can go alone, or not, if I had. We have had bad luck since we came south, but I think I can get land here yet. I am about 125 miles south of Anthony at present on the Rock Island road. I am hauling freight for the government to Fort Sill. There is more work here than any place I have been. Crops was good here, corn is 35 cts per bu. Hale and me have the grip but are getting better. When I am settled I want my children, but I know you can do better for them, than I can, and that is my sole object in life, to do the best I can for them. I would do as Angie requested and try to get close to you, but crops are too uncertain in Jewell County, Tell John I thank him for the interest he takes in the welfare of the children. This is all I can think of at present.
Write soon as you get this
Direct to Rush Springs, Ind Ter your son
J. J. Shriver"
Adam Hale Shriver, son of Mary Angeline Lamb and James Judkins Shriver, was born 20 August 1881, Tecumseh, Nebraska.
The 1900 Oklahoma Census, Osage Reservation, showing Hale Shriver working on the farm of what looks like a Joseph Hughes. This Joseph was born in Michigan but owned a farm on the Indian Reservation. It could be this is the teacher that took Adam under his wing.
Shriver family history has told the story of Adam Hale Shriver, as a young adult, working on the farm of a schoolteacher, who taught school on the Osage Nation Reservation. This school-teacher took Adam under his wing and gave him his high school education. After leaving the farm, Adam continued his education and received his four-year college degree. This education gave Adam the needed tools to start his own Insurance and Real Estate business in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
He was married at the age of 29, 28 June 1911, in Belle Plaine, Kansas to Margaret Mae Burgess, (SS#444-36-3987) who was born 25 September 1887, Belle Plaine, Kansas. Her father, Laurence G Burgess, Sr. was born 23 May 1844 in Kentucky, died 16 November 1953, and buried in Belle Plaine, Kansas; her mother was born in Illinois.
Hale moved his family to Ponca City in 1917. On the 1930 Census, the value of his home in Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma, was $10,000, and they had a radio. Margaret died April 1965.
Adam Hale Shriver and Margaret Mae were buried in Bell Plaine, Kansas. (See Part I for Burgess Family)
Mary Flossie Shriver, daughter of Mary Angeline Lamb and James Judkins Shriver, was born 16 December 1883 in Wymore, Nebraska.
She was married 14 February 1903, in Newkirk, Oklahoma Territory, to William Edward Dossett, who was born 22 November 1873, Caveinrock, Hardin County, Illinois, son of William Illes Dossett and Dosha Ann Palmer. (See Dossett Family, Part I)
The family was always poor and lived in a fuel shed. It caught on fire, and Flossie died 25 October 1936, in Osage County, Oklahoma, and was buried in Ponca City, Oklahoma. William was buried in Eureka, California.
Francis Shriver, daughter of Mary Angeline Lamb and James Judkins Shriver, was born about 1890, perhaps in Oklahoma. She was married to a man named Smithia. She probably died between 1989 and 1994, in Colorado.
Burgess Hale Shriver, son of Adam Hale Shriver and Margaret Mae Burgess, was born 19 March 1914, in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, and was graduated from High School there in 1932, and Tonkawa Jr. College in 1934. From there he was graduated from Oklahoma A & M in economics in 1936, and attended one year of Law School at the University of Oklahoma in 1937-8. He was married in 1939, to Marie Young, born 29 November 1917 (SS# 443-10-1011, died 19 April 2001.
Burgess served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a pilot and gunnery instructor from August 1942 to October 1945. He returned to Ponca City to reestablish the Shriver Insurance Agency, later partnering with Paul Jaqua from 1949 to 1960, and independently from 1960 to 1972. He owned and operated the Wilbank Apartments from 1972 until 1994.
He was past Commander of the local American Legion; past master of Masonic Lodge 83; 32nd degree Mason; member of First United Methodist Church. He moved to Marlow, Oklahoma in 2002. He died 7 May 2005 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and buried there. (SS# 442-09-3301)
Clara Jean Shriver, daughter of Adam Hale Shriver and Margaret Mae Burgess, was born May 1919, in Oklahoma. She was married to Marvin Modeen, who died before 2004. Jean died about 1992.
Mary Leta Dossett, daughter of William Edward Dossett and Flossie Shriver, was born 18 December 1905, in Uncas, Oklahoma Territory. She was married/1 in 1923, in Eliasville, Texas, to John Thomas (Man) Gray, who was born 23 December 1899, in Necessity, Texas, and died 2 November 1934, in Perry, Oklahoma, buried in Perry, Texas. (See Gray Family, Part I)
She was married/2 in Osage County, Oklahoma, to Viller William Boone, who was born 3 August 1897, in Laurence County, Missouri. They were divorced, and he was married/2 to Irene Carter. He died and was buried in December 1954, in Fredonia, Kansas.
Mary Leta died 20 December 1990, in Opopka, Florida, and was buried in Orlando, Florida.
Francis Mae Dossett, daughter of Mary Flossie Shriver and William Edward Dossett, was born 26 February 1912, in Donald, Oregon. She was married 8 March 1930 in Newkirk, Oklahoma, to Edgar Charles Chambers, who was born 10 July 1910 in Winfield, Kansas, son of Frances Chambers and Mary McArthur. He died 17 February 1996 in Sonoma, California, and was buried in Eureka, California.
“While driving through the Valley of the Moon, in the spring of 1956, Frances fell in love with all the beautiful flowers and informed her husband this would be where they would settle. She truly loved her life in the Valley; gardening, baking with her grandkids, being an active member in both the Grange and Rebecca lodges, her job as a psych-tech at the Sonoma State Hospital, private nursing clients and spending time with family and friends.
Frances had a big heart and welcomed many people into her home as well as her extended family. She loved children and was a foster parent for many years as well as "Grandma" to most of the neighborhood kids wherever she called home."
Francis Mae died, age 92, in Florence, Oregon, 27 August 2004. She was survived by grandchildren Michael Edward Dunlap of Happy Camp, Joan Leigh Curtis of Valley Ford, Robert Edward Hudspit, of Sand springs, Oklahoma, Mark Allen Hudspit of Salt Lake City, Janice Marie Cohn of Sonoma, Denise Noel Weatherwax of Agua Caliente, eight great grandchildren, and two great-great gandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at Sunset Memorial Chapel in Eureka.
Jeanne Ann Shriver, daughter of Burgess Hale Shriver, Sr. and Marie Young, was born in 1942, in Oklahoma. She was married to Mark DeFoe of Derby, Kansas. In 2005, they live in Buckhannon, West Virginia.
Burgess Hale Shriver II, son of Burgess Hale Shriver and Marie Young, was born August 1944. He was married in 1939 to Cynthia Niezgoda, born December 1946, from Amsterdam, New York.
Susan Jane Shriver, daughter of Burgess Hale Shriver and Marie Young, was born in 1953, in Oklahoma. She married Rodney Barnes of Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Leroy Edward Gray, son of Mary Leta Dossett and John Thomas (Man) Gray, was born 2 October 1934, in ?.
Donald Ray Gray, son of Mary Leta Dossett and John Thomas (Man) Gray, was born 2 October 1934, in Perry, Oklahoma. He was married/1 2 June 1952, in Arcadia, Galveston County, Texas, to Jane Lee Bruce, who was born 25 December 1935, in Como, Missouri, the daughter of James Bruce and Ava Neal.
Margaret Elaine Boone, daughter of Mary Leta Dossett and Viller William Boone, was born 2 July 1943, in Fairfax, Oklahoma. She married Jim Konrady.
Aimee Marie DeFoe, daughter of Jeanne Ann Shriver and Mark DeFoe, was born in 1971. She married Dave Passmore. In 2005, they live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Buckhannon
Rachiel Bonnie Barnes, daughter of Susan Jane Shriver and Rodney Barnes, was born 1975, Ponca City, Oklahoma. She married Jeremy Morgan of Tucson, Arizona.
Donald Lee Gray, son of Donald Ray Gray snf Jane Lee Bruce was born 24 January 1935, in Galveston, Texas. He was married in ? to Brenda Kay Bayless, who was born 7 August 1954 in Beaumont, Texas, daughter of ?
Terry Ray Gray, son of Donald Ray Gray and Brenda Kay Bayless, was born 5 April 1956, in Pasadena, Texas. He was married in ? to Kathy Jane Brown, who was born 18 September 1958, in Houston, Texas.
Gina Gale Gray, daughter of Donald Ray Gray and Brenda Kay Bayless, was born 11 January 1964, in Iuka, Misssissippi. She was married/1 in ? in Lumberton, Texas, to Franklin Lafayette McCray, who was born 2 February 1961, in Nederland, Texas, son of ?
She was married/2 ? in Lumberton,Texas, to Timothy Jack Venable, who was born 11 May 1961 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was married/3 2 April 1982, in Lumberton, Texas, to Donald Allen Simmons, who was born 7 August 1962, and adopted.
Birth order is uncertain.
Jessica Jane Grey, daughter of Terry Ray Gray and Kathy Jane Brown, was born 19 March 1979, in Beaumont, Texas.
Dyana Danelle Simmons, daughter of Gina Gale Gray and Donald Allen Simmons, was born 5 August 1985, in Nederland, Texas. She was married ? to Christopher James Tanton, who was born 20 May 1984, in Silsbee, Texas, son of Christopher Miller and Mishelle Tanton.
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