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Twigs from Lock Springs

Furnished by Jim Stout

Below are excerpts from the family history book Twigs from Lock Springs . There are several OXFORD's mentioned in the book and Jim Stout has been so kind as to transcribe them for us Oxford's seeking our past information. The location of the book history is in Missouri.

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The Twiggs Index is by no means complete. IT IS AN INDEX

This index is a complete, every-name index of the 134-page book
published in 1974 by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry. I'm not aware
of any other editions. Additionally, all females are listed by
their maiden names and by the surname of each husband.



Charles F., 128
Effie E., 114
Geneva, 17
George H., 114
George Mrs., 84
Homer H., 114
Homer Mrs., 51
James C., 128
Lura M. Mrs., 128
Mildred, 17
Nora E. Mrs., 128
Rebecca A., 114
Wilma Morris, 128

p. 17:
Mildred and Geneva OXFORD (twins?) graduated from Lock Springs High School
in 1931.

p. 51:
Lee A. TALLEY, son of Joseph and Nancy TALLEY, died in Dec. 1955. He was born June 17, 1884, near Gallatin. . .He married Mattie PIKE. They were the parents of five sons. . .Also surviving are. . .three sisters, Mrs. William
COX, Mrs. James E. McKOWN and Mrs. Homer OXFORD, all of Jamesport, Mo.

p. 84:
Elnora Susan VAN DYKE was born March 18, 1863 and died Nov. 17, 1939. On Dec. 28, 1882, she married William H. VAN DYKE. To this union four children were born. . .Mrs. George OXFORD, Chillicothe, Mo.

p. 114 (burials in Lock Springs Cemetery, Daviess Co., MO):
George H., b. 1883 d. 1965.
Effie E., b. 1886, d. 1970.
Homer H., b. 1882, d. 1961.
Rebecca A., b. 1881, d. 1961.

p. 128 (burials in Clear Creek Cemetery, Daviess Co., MO):
Charles F., b. 1867 d. 1931.
Nora E., his wife, b. 1877 d. 1904.
Wilma Morris, dau of C. F. & N. E., b. 1897 d. 1904.
James C., b. Aug. 24, 1874 d. Sep. 3, 1962.
Lura M., his wife, b. Feb. 6, 1883 d. Oct. 8, 1972.

Ref. Mooresville Cemetery Burials. Orva Pearl OXFORD, b. Oct. 23, 1906, d. Feb. 9, 1995. She married Russell H. BEST of Mooresville.

I also have references to the
(1886) and in Livingston County obituaries (1950-1987).


Page 651: Mahala BROWN, dau of Joshua BROWN and Sarah WELKER, married Madison OXFORD. No date or place of marriage is given, but this data is given in the context of Caldwell County, Missouri, history.

p. 702: William OXFORD of Livingston Co. was indicted in 1839 for "playing
at cards for money."

Ref. Livingston County, Missouri, Obituaries (1950-1989).

Published 17 Feb 1970.

Mrs. Effie OXFORD, widow of George H. OXFORD and a
resident of Chillicothe for 29 years, died this morning (17 Feb 1970) at
her home. Effie VAN DYKE, dau of William VAN DYKE and Nora FLETCHER was born May 14, 1886 in California. On Nov. 12, 1905, she married Mr. OXFORD at Jamesport, Daviess Co., Missouri. In 1939 they moved to a Livingston Co. farm. Three years later they moved to Chillicothe where Mr. OXFORD was engaged in the real estate business. Mrs. OXFORD is survived by three dau: Mrs. Geneva WIGHTMAN, Mrs. Mildred COX, and Mrs. Vinita COWAN; two sons, Harold and Ronald OXFORD. Interment in Lock Springs Cemetery.

Obit published 2 Feb 1965.

George H. OXFORD, a retired farmer and
Chillicothe businessman, died last night (1 Feb 1965) at the Chillicothe
hospital. A son of Henry Clay OXFORD and Elizabeth TERRY, he was born Dec. 23, 1883 near Jamesport, Daviess Co., Missouri. On Nov. 12, 1905 he married Miss Effie VAN DYKE. Burial in Lock Springs Cemetery.

Obit published 24 Jun 1985.

Mrs. Opal Romaine OXFORD, age 78, died Monday
morning at a hospital in Kansas City. She was a former Chillicothe
resident. She was born Nov. 28, 1906 in Pattonsburg, Daviess Co., Missouri.
Daughter of Fred JONES and Myrtle E. GOTSCHELL. She married Martin B. HAINES in November 1926. In April 1963 she married Roscoe OXFORD in Grove, Missouri.