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Simpson Family

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John Golden Simpson and Erra Etta Bradshaw Simpson


1 SIMPSON, Albert Vanburen (KY)
1+ m Conway, Amanda Melinda (KY)

I have no information on either Albert V Simpson or his wife Mandy
Conway.  In the 1930 US Census for Gentry County, MO, John Golden
Simpson is listed as born in Missouri and lists both parents born in Kentucky. 



2 SIMPSON, John Golden  b 1872 MO

     2+ m Bradshaw, Erra Etta b 1876 IL (daughter of Perry Bradshaw (OH) & Jenny Haynes (OH))




3 SIMPSON, Frank

    (Frank could be Franklin, as Albert's oldest brother's name was William F. Simpson.  Unlike his father,
      Frank was a large man.)



3 SIMPSON, Earl
    
b August 13 1900
     d Nov 1982, Enid, Garfield Co OK (SSDI)



3 SIMPSON, William "Bill" Clark
   b March 8 1907 Island City, Gentry Co MO 
   d Sept 5 1993 Ketchum, Mayes Co OK
   buried Bryans Chapel Cemetery, Boatman, Mayes Co OK

3+ m Smith, Stella Mae (daughter of Benjamin Franklin Smith & Sadie Izetta Bowman)

   b Jan 29 1910 Maysville, Davies Co MO
   d July 24 1980 Tulsa, Tulsa Co OK
   buried Bryans Chapel Cemetery, Boatman, Mayes Co OK

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Bill & Stella knew what it was to live during touch times, raising their children during the worst of the Great Depression.  They were a happy family despite the times, and the children didn't suffer for being poor.  While living in King City, Missouri, the elder boys were very fond of walking through a wooded area along the path that lead to their Grandad Simpson's house.  He lived in a house beside a little river and is remembered as always wearing overalls.  "He carried rocks in his pockets.  And he was a dead shot with them.  He could throw a rock at a rabbit and kill it," according to his grandson Dale.  This was fortunate because meat was not a common dish at the dinner table. 

Like many families during that period, the Simpson household was hit by one of the worst crippling diseases of the time, polio.  It would take the life of their first daughter Betty Jean and affect the speach of their youngest son Jim.  Dale was lucky to come out of it unharmed.  Betty is buried in Union Star Cemetery in Gentry County, Missouri.

Living in the early 1900's meant that most families didn't yet have cars for transportation.  Bill and Stella were clever enough to ice skate along the river near their home in the winter time.  Bill was an amateur jockey and enjoyed playing baseball as a young father.  He was quite good. 

Families stuck together back then.  Stella's mother was killed in an auto accident while driving with most of her children from Maysville to Stanbury, the county seat, to enroll as a Cherokee Indian.  She was holding her youngest son Dayton on her lap when the car was struck and she was thrown from the car.  Sadie Bowman Smith suffered a broken neck, leaving her husband to finish raising their younger children. 

Stella's brother "Junior" retold how he and Dayton and Buck sometimes lived with Bill and Stella.  Even when times were the toughest, they were always provided plenty to eat.  In his later years, Junior enjoyed his great neice visiting in Esparto, California and making her grandmother Stella's famous egg noodles.  He said the taste of those noodles took him back in time.

Theirs was a love story that didn't end until death came to part them.  Bill had to say goodbye to his lifelong partner in 1980 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.  He buried Stella near the Bryan's Chapel church in Boatman Cemetery, and had a headstone placed there with both their names.  He left this world quietly in his sleep in September of 1993 to join Stella.  They are together again, side-by-side, just left of the gate near the church.


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          4 SIMPSON, Dale Dean
             b Oct 14 1930 King City, Gentry Co MO
             d May 20 2001 Wagoner OK
             buried Bryans Chapel Cemetery, Boatman, Mayes Co OK
             married on Nov 25 1952 Courthouse in Pryor, Mayes Co OK
            4+ PHIPPS, Marion Louise (daughter of Elmer Lee Phipps & Mary Bell Pullum)
             b Aug 12 1931 Hanna, Pittsburg Co OK
             d Nov 25 1994 Tulsa, Tulsa Co OK
             buried Bryans Chapel Cemetery, Boatman, Mayes Co OK
            4++ Holt, Lillie (Edwards)


              5 SIMPSON, "Living"
              5 SIMPSON, "Living"
              5 SIMPSON, "Living"
              5 SIMPSON, "Living"
              5 SIMPSON, "Living"           

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          4 SIMPSON,
Living John Franklin
             married on Nov 25 1953 Courthouse in Pryor, Mayes Co OK

            4+ BOLING, Marjorie Ann
              b Dec 21 1939

              d Aug 19 2000, Ketchum OK
            4++ Holt, Lillie (Edwards)

              5 SIMPSON, "Living"
              5 SIMPSON, "Living"
              5 SIMPSON, "Living"
              5 SIMPSON, "Living"
              5 SIMPSON, "Living"


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          4 SIMPSON, Betty Jean (died as a child, abt 5 years old, due to polio)
             buried Union Star, Gentry Co MO


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          4 SIMPSON, Living Dorothy Mae
             b Nov 31 1939 Maysville, Davies Co MO
             married April 7 1956 Courthouse in Pryor, Mayes Co OK
            4+ m EDWARDS, Living Lonnie Richard
             b 1938

              5 EDWARDS, "Living"
              5 EDWARDS, "Living"
              5 EDWARDS, "Living"
              5 EDWARDS, "Living"
              5 EDWARDS, "Living"

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          4 SIMPSON, James Clark
            4+ Ball, "Living" Barbara


Harry & Ruby Simpson
3 SIMPSON, Harry Paul
    b Mar 8 1910
    d July 1983 Salina, Mayes Co OK
   3+ Young, Ruby
    b Feb 18 1916
    d Oct 31 1993 Salina, Mayes Co OK
    
(Harry and Ruby are buried in the Hogan Cemetery, Locust Grove, Mayes Co OK)


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          4 SIMPSON, Living Teresa
              4+ Elliott, Living Mike

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          4
SIMPSON, Living Perry Paul
              4+ Sitsler, Living Connie




3 SIMPSON, Eva
      b Feb 27 1896
      d Feb 1976 Pryor, Mayes Co OK
   3+ Clawson, "?"

          4 CLAWSON, George Earl
             b abt 1924 Oklahoma
             d (Alaska?)
            4+ Nam, Soon He (sp-Korean)

          4 CLAWSON, Charles L.
             b Dec 27 1918
             d April 29 1992 Salina, Mayes Co OK
            4+ ?, Cleo Nell
              b Mar 28 1920
              d Mar 19 1992 Salina, Mayes Co OK

                 Clawson, Living (susie)
                 Clawson, Living Charles

   3++ Piercy, Glen (buried in Pryor, Oklahoma)



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