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8. JOSEPH EDWARD RICHARDS

MY MOTHER MARY RICHARDS, TOLD ME A STORY ABOUT JOSEPH EDWARD RICHARDS, HE OWNED HIS OWN IRON MINES IN ILLINOIS'S.HE WAS A VERY WEALTHY MAN. HE SENT HIS CHILDREN TO THE FINEST SCHOOLS. HIS SON, MY GRANDPA FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS SR. WAS A WELL EDUCATED MAN, DUE TO THE SCHOOLING HIS DAD PROVIDED. HE ALSO HAD A FARM WHERE HE RAISED STOCK, MOSTLY HORSES. HIS WIFE PARMELIA WISHON HAD A STROKE LATER ON IN LIFE AND COULDN'T TALK OR WALK AFTERWORDS.

FAMILY HISTORY FOR JOSEPH RICHARDS
ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP

Biographical Directory
From "The History of JoDaviess County Illinois"
by H.F. Kett & Co., 1878

RICHARDS JOSEPH, Farmer; Sec. 12; P.O. Elizabeth; born in Elizabeth, Aug. 21, 1854; never been away from his native village; born in a log cabin near his father's present residence; married Miss Parmelia Wishon March 6, 1873; she was born in Elizabeth Tp., near the famous Wishon Diggings, Sept. 7, 1865; have two children: Martin Wishon Richards, born Jan. 11, 1874; Joseph E. Richards, May 14, 1876; Mr. R. Has 163 acres of land, a fine house, and a well 228 feet deep, said to be the second in the Co. in point of depth.
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JOSEPH EDWARD RICHARDS AND PARMELIA WISHON HAVE THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN;
1) FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS SR. 27 NOVEMBER 1883 IN DUBUQUE, ILLINOIS,   MARRIED 30 JULY 1903 IN GALENA, ILL, TO EMMA REBECCA LINDSEY.
2) CATHRINE EDITH (ONE IS THE MIDDLE NAME) RICHARDS BORN 1879 IN   ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS.
3) EDWARD RICHARDS
4) MARTIN WISHON RICHARDS 11 JANUARY 1874
5) WILLIAM RICHARDS 1866 IN ELIZABETH, ILLINOIS, DIED 20 MARCH 1948   IN LOMA LINDS, CALIFORNIA.
6) JOSEPH E. RICHARDS14 MAY 1876 IN ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS
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Household Record  1880 United States Census Search results
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Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Joseph RICHARDS-Self-Married-Male-White-age 25-IL-Farmer-ENG-ENG-1855
Parmilecia RICHARDS-Wife-M-Female-W-25-IL-Keep House-KY-NY-born 1855
Martin W. RICHARDS-Son-Single-Male-White-age 6-IL-IL-IL-born 1874
Joseph E. RICHARDS-Son-Single-Male-White-age 4-IL-IL-IL-born 1876  
Cathrine RICHARDS-Daughter-Single-Female-White-age 1-IL-IL-IL-b 1879
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9. PARMELIA "PARMILECIA" WISHON

JOSEPH EDWARD RICHARDS AND PARMELIA WISHON HAVE THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN;
1) FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS SR. 27 NOVEMBER 1883 IN DUBUQUE, ILLINOIS,   MARRIED 30 JULY 1903 IN GALENA, ILL, TO EMMA REBECCA LINDSEY.
2) CATHRINE EDITH (ONE IS THE MIDDLE NAME) RICHARDS BORN 1879 IN   ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS.
3) EDWARD RICHARDS
4) MARTIN WISHON RICHARDS 11 JANUARY 1874
5) WILLIAM RICHARDS 1866 IN ELIZABETH, ILLINOIS, DIED 20 MARCH 1948   IN LOMA LINDS, CALIFORNIA.
6) JOSEPH E. RICHARDS14 MAY 1876 IN ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS


10. ROBERT C. LINDSEY

Marriage: Lindsay - Casper
On Thursday forenoon, Mr. Robt. Lindsay, of Excelsior Mills, Wis., and Miss Elizabeth Casper, of Scales Mound, entered into a life partnership, the Rev. James Baume sealing the contract. The ceremony was performed at the M. E. parsonage on Bench Street, and there were present as witnesses, the parents and a dew of the near relatives of the contracting parties. The attendants were a brother of the groom, and Miss Tatchio, of Scales Mound. The wedding party repaired to Pooley’s gallery and were duly taken, and in the afternoon set out for home.
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Jo Daviess Co., IL Marriage IndexVolume E, 1870-1885
Lindsey, Robert married Casper, Elizabeth on 5 Sep 1878, Page 165

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Obituary: Robert C. Lindsey
A dispatch was received from Chicago on Saturday, the 19th inst., announces the death of Robert C. Lindsey, who breathed his last Friday night on a Baltimore & Ohio train while on his way to Galena from Washington, D. C., where he held a clerkship in the War Department.

Mr. Lindsey was born in Vinegar Hill township. His father is dead, but his aged mother still lives, and resides on the old homestead with several of her children. Robert was formerly a student at the German English College in Galena. After leaving college he taught school in different parts of this county. He was at one time principal of the Elizabeth schools, and also was a teacher in the Apple River schools. Some time ago he moved to Iowa, and was following his profession there, when he secured a clerkship in the War Department at Washington. This was about one year and a half ago.

Consumption was his ailment, and it soon became evident that he could not recover. His relatives in this county were apprised of his condition, and received a letter a short time since announcing his determination to return to his old home to spend his last days. Mr. Lindsey was accompanied by the wife and four children who survive him. Mrs. Lindsey was a resident of Apple River township at the time of her marriage to her deceased husband.

Later.
The remains of Robert C. Lindsey arrived in Galena via Illinois Central railroad Sunday morning, accompanied by the wife and four children of the deceased, and were conveyed to the home of his mother in Vinegar Hill township.

Mr. Lindsey’s death occurred Friday, when the Baltimore & Ohio train upon which himself and family were passengers was at Zanesville, Ohio.

Mr. Lindsey was born in Wisconsin, but his parents settled in Vinegar Hill township, this county, when he was a child, and it was there that he was reared. His father, Thomas Lindsey, died six years ago, but his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Lindsey is still living, and resides on the old homestead.

The deceased about a year and two months prior to his death accepted a clerkship in the Sergeant General’s office at Washington, and it was while en route to his old home from the National Capitol that he passed away. Immediately prior to his removal to Washington he was principal of the high school at Bonaparte, Iowa. Previously he was principal of the Elizabeth, Scales Mound and Apple River schools.

The funeral of Mr. Lindsey took place from the residence of the mother of the deceased in Vinegar Hill Township at 1 o’clock Tuesday a. m. Rev. H. T. Smidt, pastor of the German Presbyterian church in Galena, conducted services at the house, and the remains were interred in Greenwood.
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Lindsey, Robert- teacher; Sec. 29; P. O. Scales Mound. died january 18, 1889, 34 years old, He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, in West Galena Township, Illioins.
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Household:  1880 United States Census
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Robert LINDSEY-Self-Married-Male-White-age 25-IL-School Teacher-  Ireland-Ireland-born 1855
Elizabeth LINDSEY-Wife-Married-Female-White-age 21-IL-Keep House    SWITZERLAND-GERMANY BORN 1859
Arther A. LINDSEY-Son-SINGLE-Male-WHITE-AGE 10M-IL-IL-IL-BORN 1879
D. ROBINSON-Other-Divorced-Male-WHITE-AGE 68-NC-Retired Merchnt-PA-VA
 BORN 1812
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Robert LINDSEY Household
    Male -------------------------------
Other Information: Robert Lindsey
   Birth Year <1855>  
    Birthplace IL  
    Age 25  
    Occupation School Teacher  
    Marital Status M  
    Race W  
    Head of Household Robert LINDSEY
    Relation Self  
    Father's Birthplace IRE  
    Mother's Birthplace IRE   
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Other Information: Elizabeth LINDSEY Household Female
   Birth Year <1859>  
    Birthplace IL  
    Age 21  
    Occupation Keep House  
    Marital Status M  
    Race W  
    Head of Household Robert LINDSEY
    Relation Wife  
    Father's Birthplace SWITZ  
    Mother's Birthplace GER ---------------------------------------------------------------------Other Information: Arther A. LINDSEY Household Male   
    Birth Year <1879>  
    Birthplace IL  
    Age 10M  
    Occupation   
    Marital Status S  
    Race W  
    Head of Household Robert LINDSEY
    Relation Son  
    Father's Birthplace IL  
    Mother's Birthplace IL  
---------------------------------------------------------------------Other Information:  D. ROBINSON Household Male  (NOT SURE WHO HE IS)
   Birth Year <1812>  
    Birthplace NC  
    Age 68  
    Occupation Retired Merchnt  
    Marital Status D  
    Race W  
    Head of Household Robert LINDSEY
    Relation Other  
    Father's Birthplace PA-FATHER; JESSE ROBINSON
   Mother's Birthplace VA- MOTHER; CASSANDRA SHERRILL
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ROBERT C. LINDSEY AND ELIZABETH CASPER HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN,

1) EMMA REBECCA LINDSEY BORN MAY 1883 IN APPLEVINE-DUBUQUE, ILLINOIS,  MARRIED FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS SR. ON 30 JULY 1903 IN GALENA,   ILLINOIS. DIED 7 MAY 1950 IN FONTANA, CALIFORNIA. BURIED ON 10 MAY  1950 IN MONTICITO CEMETERY, LOMA LINDA, CALIFORNIA.

2) BERTHA MARY LINDSEY BORN 9 SEPT 1882 IN ROSE HILL, MAHASKA, IOWA. MARRIED ON 4 JULY 1906 IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO HILLIMAN MERRITT SPITTLER, WHEN HE DIED SHE MARRIED MR. ROGERS, BERTHA DIED 14 OCT 1966 IN SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA.

3) ARTHUR A LINDSAY BORN 1879 IN ILLINOIS, DIED 1898

4) WALTER W. CASPER MARRIED ON 26 FEB 1885 IN DUBQUE,IOWA TO BARBARA (UNKNOWN LAST NAME).


11. ELIZABETH CASPER

ELIZABETH CASPER LINDSAY WAS BORN IN GUILFORD TOWNSHIP, JO DAVIESS COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MARCH 2, 1859. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. THOMAS CASPER, BOTH DECEASED. HER FATHER DIED SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO AND HER MOTHER DIED ONE YEAR AGO LAST OCTOBER. SHE SPENT HER GIRLHOOD DAYS AT THE HOME OF HER PARENTS AND WAS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR YOUNG LADIES OF THE COMMUNITY. ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1878, SHE MARRIED TO ROBERT C. LINDSAY. THE HOME WAS BLESSED WITH FOUR CHILDREN, TWO SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS:
1) WALTER W. OF DUBUQUE, IOWA
2) MRS. FRANK RICHARDS-EMMA REBECCA OF SAN BERNARDINO, CA.
3) MRS. HILLIMAN SPITLER-BERTHA OF SAN BERNARDINO, CA.
4) ARTHUR PASSED AWAY IN 1898

AT THE TIME OF THEIR MARRIAGE HER HUSBAND WAS PRINCIPAL OF THE HIGH SCHOOL AT SCALES MOUND. HE AFTERWARDS OCCUPIED SIMILAR POSITIONS AT ELIZABETH ILL., APPLE RIVER ILL., VAL PARAISO INDIANA, BENTORSPORT AND BONEPART IOWA, AFTER WHICH HE ACCEPTED A GOVERNMENT POSITION AT WASHINGTON, D.C. IN THE WAR DEPARTMENT. WHILE IN WASHINGTON MR. LINDSAY'S HEALTH FAILED AND IT WAS WHILE ON HIS WAY BACK TO GALENA THAT HE PASSED AWAY AT JANESVILLE, OHIO, JANUARY 18, 1889, LEAVING MRS. LINDSAY WITH FOUR SMALL CHILDREN. SOON AFTER THE BURIAL OF THE HUSBAND MRS. LINDSAY MOVED TO SCALES MOUND, RESIDING THERE UNTIL 1895 WHEN SHE MOVED TO DUBUQUE, IOWA, TO GIVE HER CHILDREN A GOOD EDUCATION, AND CONTUNUED TO RESIDE THEIR UNTIL THE PAST FOUR OR FIVE YEARS BEFORE HER DEATH. SHE SPENT THE GREATER PART OF HER TIME IN CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, IOWA AND ILLINOIS. HER DEMISE WAS VERY SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED, BEING TAKEN SICK ON WEDNESDAY AT ABOUT 7 O'CLOCK APRIL 18, 1912, AT THE HOME OF HER BROTHER, THOMAS CASPER IN THE VILLAGE OF SCALES MOUND, AGED 53 YEARS, 10 MONTHS AND 2 DAYS. MRS. LINDSAY WAS HELD IN HIGH ESTEEM BY A LARGE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS WHO HAD KNOWN HER FROM CHILDHOOD AND HER SUDDEN TAKING AWAY HAS BROUGHT SORROW TO MANY HOMES IN THIS ENTIRE COMMUNITY. OWING TO THE TWO DAUGHTERS LIVING IN CALIFORNIA AND ON THEIR WAY HOME TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL.

ELIZABETH LEAVES BEHIND SIX BROTHERS AND ONE SISTER:
1) JULLIUS CASPER OF SCALES MOUND
2) THOMAS CASPER OF SCALES MOUND
3) PETER CASPER OF SCALES MOUND
4) JOSEPH OF GYPSUM, KANASAS
5) JOHN OF DEER LODGE, MONTANA
6) HENRY OF DEER LODGE, MONTANA
7) MRS. WM LINDSAY OF MERRIL, IOWA--NO FIRST FIRST NAME WAS LISTED.

Marriage: Lindsay - Casper
On Thursday forenoon, Mr. Robt. Lindsay, of Excelsior Mills, Wis., and Miss Elizabeth Casper, of Scales Mound, entered into a life partnership, the Rev. James Baume sealing the contract. The ceremony was performed at the M. E. parsonage on Bench Street, and there were present as witnesses, the parents and a dew of the near relatives of the contracting parties. The attendants were a brother of the groom, and Miss Tatchio, of Scales Mound. The wedding party repaired to Pooley’s gallery and were duly taken, and in the afternoon set out for home.

Newspaper prices:  Card of thanks, 50 cents, obituary poetry, 5 cents a line.  Church & society notices in regard to suppers, entertainments, considerations, 5 centers per line.  Resolutions of respect, $1.00. Wood cost $6 a cord.

NEWS PAPER ARTICAL--Theater: February 16, 1916, The new Star Theater opens tonight for the first time and the majority of people are certainly glad of it.  Mr. Burns, the proprietor.  Several trials were made before tonight and those who witnessed the shows say that the picture are best to be seen in this part of the state. Picture Programs at Star Theater:  "Spoilers" admission will be 15 and 25 cents.  "Just Out of College", "All for a Girl"  Thorns of Passion".
4 Reel Feature "Thorns of Passion" at the Star Theater.  10 cents of all.


12. JOHN THOMAS PARTAIN (PRITCHETT)

JOHN THOMAS PARTAIN HE WAS GRANTED HOMESTEAD CERTIFICARE 7695, APPLICATION NUMBER 175572 FOR A 162 ACRE TRACT, ON 16 OCTOBER 1895 IN CLEBURNE COUNTY, ARKANSAS, USA.HE WAS A RESIDENT IN 1900 MORGAN TOWNSHIP, CLEBURNE COUNTY, ARKANSAS, USA. HIS CHILDREN INCLUDE HOYN T. WIFE JULIA E. CHILDREN OLIVER, JOHN, CALLY, OLI, WILLIAM AND CHARLES, MINNIE, FLETCHER, ROBERT AND JULIA. OCCUPATION-MINISTER, AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Presented by Lanny Partain, son of Charlie Partain, son of John Thomas Partain, son of Charlie and Elizabeth Partain. December 1999.
                      John Thomas Partain
    The following is from a hand-written story about my grandfather, John Thomas Partain. The account was written by my cousin Ola Fern Ford Speer(daughter of my aunt Callie Partain Ford).I got a copy from my cousin Flossie Evans (daughter of my uncle John Partain) who received it from Ola Fern Ford Speer.  
     "John Thomas(Pritchett) Partain, or "Big John" as he was often called, was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dec. 6,1866. This is told in the story of Great Grandma Partain, and other things are told about him in the story of Callie Pritchett.
                     John Thomas Partain
First Generation
1.  John Thomas Partain, son of Charlie Partain and Elizabeth Partain, was born Fayetteville, Cleburne County, Arkansas 12/1866.  
He married three times. He married L. Z. Bell Gibbons Partain Van Buren, Arkansas, July 19, 1885. Bell was born June 29, 1869. L. died App. August, 1887 Shirley, Arkansas, at approximately 18 years of age. J.T. Partain's first wife either died in childbirth or died while she was carrying their first child. She is buried in Bradford Cemetery near Shirley, AR. The tombstone reads "N.Z. Bell wife of J.T. Partain Born June 29, 1869.
     He married Julia Melinda Maxwell Partain Van Buren, Arkansas, December 25, 1887, BY J. B. FURTONER-ELDER. Julia was born November 10, 1868. Julia was the daughter of Abner William Maxwell and Nancy Emily Treadway Maxwell. Julia died August 20, 1907 Spiro, Oklahoma, at 38 years of age. "Julia Melinda Maxwell was born in Arkansas, November 1868. Her father's name was P. S. Maxwell, who was known as "Stillman" Maxwell.  He was born in Illinois. Her mother's name was Nancy (in some records, Emily). Treadway, of Van Buren, Arkansas.  Julia Melinda married Grandpa John Tomas Partain in December 25, 1887. She was 19 years old and he was twenty-one years old.Julia and John Thomas had ten children, 6 boys and 4 girls. They were born in this order:
Oliver E. born Jan. 1, 1888. Died Oct. 19, 1966
John A. born March 5, 1891. Died Nov. 19, 1971
Calidonia Myrtle-Lee(Callie, born Dec. 16, 1893. Died April 22, 1978 William Arthur, born Dec. 6, 1894. Died July 27, 1967
Ollie, born Feb. 1896. Died 1985, buried in Spiro, Okla.
Charley E. Born April 10, 1898. Died March 22, 1977
Minnie, born Aug. 1900. Died ?? buried in Spiro, Okla.
Fletcher, born Sept. 1902. Died Feb. 26, 1944
     All these children were born in Arkansas. They left Heber Springs, Arkansas in the year of 1902. Fletcher was a three month old baby.  They moved to Spiro, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, as Oklahoma became a state in the year of 1907. Several families traveled with them, including a Reverend Elliott, Church of Christ minister. He preached in places along the way to Oklahoma.
     In Morrilton, Arkansas, Grandma Julia became very ill with typhoid fever.  She and the younger children had to be left behind. The older children went on to Spiro with Grandpa. Later on they returned for her and the other children. After Grandma and Grandpa reached Oklahoma, they had two more children: Robert Dow, born July 1905 Julia Melinda, born Aug. 11, 1907
     Grandma Julia Melinda died Aug. 20, 1907.  Baby Julia was 9 days old. Grandma Julia was 38 years old.  She is buried in Spiro Cemetery."
     He married Etta Elliott Partain.  Her body was interred 1967 Spiro Oklahoma, Spiro Cemetery.  Etta became the mother of Ocie Theodore Partain Bokoshe, Oklahoma, October 26, 1911.  Etta became the mother of Albert Estil Partain May, 1913.  Etta's dad, a Church of Christ preacher, built a house in Heber Springs, AR.
    "John Thomas (Pritchett) Partain, or "Big John" as he was often called, was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dec. 6, 1866. This is told in the story of Great Grandma Partain, and other things are told about him in the story of Callie Pritchett.
                    This a another story;
When John Thomas was a young man wanting to get married, he was in love with two beautiful girls. He couldn't decide which one to choose for his bride. Every day or so, he rode his horse to see his sweethearts. This one day, he had made up his mind he would ask one of them to marry him, but he couldn't decide which one. So, as he rode his horse along, they came to a fork in the road.Grandpa decided he would let his horse decide which fork in th road to take. One girl lived down one road, and the other girl lived down the other road.  So the horse chose the road and Grandpa married the girl. Her name was Belle Gibbons. On July 19, 1885, she and Grandpa were married.  She was 15 years old and Grandpa was 19. The marriage ended in tragedy, as she and the unborn baby both died in childbirth in August of 1886.(Some records show she and the baby both died at 4 months of the pregnancy.)
     On December 25,1887,Grandpa Partain married his other sweetheart Julia Melinda Maxwell. She was 19 years old and he was 21 years old. They had ten children, listed in the order of birth in the story of Julia Melinda Maxwell.
     Grandpa Partain was a Church of Christ minister. He is the first person I ever heard preach. When I was just a small child he preached in the schoolhouse on Sundays, where we kids all went to school during the week. The schoolhouse was on Bokoshe Mountain.
     Grandpa John Thomas Partain fathered 14 children in all.
We lived in Whitefield, Okla. when we got word that he had died. I remember mom taking the younger children and going to the funeral. I think they drove down with Uncle Charley. I was old enough by then to stay home and do the housework and the cooking. Grandpa died April 19, 1932. He and two wives and several of his children are buried in the Spiro, Ok. Cemetery. Grandpa was 65 years old when he died."
    John Thomas Partain and Etta Elliott Partain had the following children:
Firstborn (Etta) Partain.
Ocie Theodore Partain was born October 26, 1911.
Albert Estil Partain was born May, 1913.
    John Thomas Partain and Julia Melinda Maxwell Partain had the following children:
Oliver Edward Partain was born January 1, 1889.
John Alvin Partain was born March 15, 1891.
Callie Myrtle Partain Ford was born December, 1892.
Ollie Pearl Partain Gentry was born February, 1894.  She              married Elige Gentry.
William Arthur Partain was born December, 1896.
Charlie Edwin Partain was born April 10, 1898.
Minnie Malela Partain Flynn was born April 13, 1900.
Fletcher Monroe Partain was born September, 1902.
Robert Dow Partain was born July 7, 1905.
Julia Melinda Partain Pinkerton was born August 11, 1907.
                     Second Generation
    3. Ocie Theodore Partain(John Thomas1)was born Bokoshe,Oklahoma October 26, 1911. Ocie died June 2,1981 Bokoshe,Oklahoma,at 69 years of age. He married Hazel Nixon Partain Greenwood, AR,11/8/1940. Ocie Theodore Partain and Hazel Nixon Partain had the following children:
15  Charlotte Faye3 Partain was born Bokoshe, Ok August 31. 1941.
16  Dianna Sue Partain was born Bokoshe, OK July 24, 1946.
17  Phillip Ocie Partain was born Bokoshe, OK July 31, 1952.
    4.  Albert Estil Partain(John Thomas)was born May, 1913. He married Muriel Tanksley Partain. Muriel is the daughter of Daniel Baxter Tanksley and Emily Tanksley Eoff. Albert Estil Partain and Muriel Tanksley Partain had the following child: 18 Joe Partain.
    5.  Oliver Edward Partain(John Thomas1)was born January 1,1889.  Oliver died April, 1966 at 77 years of age. He married Fannie M. Rucker Partain January 1,1916.Fannie was born September 26,1893. At 30 years of age Fannie became the mother of Grover Sherman Partain July 5,1924. Oliver Edward Partain and Fannie M. Rucker Partain had the following children:
19  Grover Sherman Partain was born July 5, 1924. Grover died September 1975 at 51 years of age.
20  Charles Darman Partain was born July 8, 1926. Charles died June 28, 1983 at 56 years of age.
    6.  John Alvin Partain(John Thomas)was born March 15, 1891. John died November 19, 1971 Stigler, Oklahoma, at 80 years of age. He married Lena Ruth Watson Partain Unknown. Lena was born March 26, 1894.Lena died February, 1986 Stigler, Oklahoma, at 91 years of age. John Alvin Partain and Lena Ruth Watson Partain had the following children:
21  Glenn Alvin Partain.
22  Arthur Thomas Partain.
23  Mary Mae Partain Richards.
24  Flossie Marie Partain Evans.
    7.  Callie Myrtle Partain Ford (John Thomas1 Partain) was born December,1892. Callie died April,1978 Stigler,Oklahoma, at 85 years of age. She married Ed Ford. Callie Myrtle Partain Ford and Ed Ford had the following children:
25  Ola Fern Ford Venable Speers. She married twice.She married Virgil Venable. She married Alvin Speers.
26  Leland Ford.
27  Vernon Ford.
28  Olen Ford.
29  Warren Ford.
30  Alvin Ford.
31  Lucille Ford Edwards.
    8. William Arthur Partain(John Thomas)was born Spiro, Oklahoma December, 1896. William died July 27, 1968 Stigler, Oklahoma, at 71 years of age. He married Lola Vancil Partain. Lola was born November 4, 1902. Lola died August,1986 Stigler, Oklahoma, at 83 years of age. William Arthur Partain and Lola Vancil Partain had the following children:
32  W.A. (Dub) Partain.
33  Gerald Wayne Partain. Gerald died 1997 San Diego,California.
34  Leona Partain Miller. Leona died 1997 Stigler, Oklahoma. She     married Junior Miller.
35  Norma Lucille Partain Wade. Was born September 11, 1923 Wade Bokoshe, OK. She married twice. She married Robert Brown. She married Norman Levon Berry. Norman was born Honey Grove, TX October 27, 1820. Norman died December 1, 1984 Fort Smith, Arkansas.
     9.  Charlie Edwin Partain(John Thomas)was born Spiro, Oklahoma April 10, 1898. Charlie died March 1, 1977 Bokoshe, Oklahoma, at 78 years of age. C.E. Partain died in Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas, of congestive heart failure. He had an enlarged heart that Dr. Lane said was probably congenital. His wife, Beulah, and Frank Cantrell, an elder from Stigler, Oklahoma were at his side when he died. He married Beulah McCullar Partain Bokoshe, Oklahoma, March 26, 1922.  Beulah was born Cameron County, Oklahoma March 21, 1904. Beulah is the daughter of William Andrew (Alonzo) McCullar and Minnie Delcina Herron McCullar.Charlie weighed 175 pounds; was 6-feet tall; had brown hair; had white skin; had blue eyes. Charlie Edwin Partain and Beulah McCullar Partain had the following children:
37   Othal Edward Partain was born January 10, 1923. Stigler, Ok.
38   Ernest Wayne Partain was born February 26, 1926. Boskoshe, Ok.
39   Lanny Eugene Partain was born January 13, 1941. Stigler, Ok.
   10.  Minnie Malela Partain Flynn(John Thomas Partain) was born April 13, 1900. She married Marion Flynn. Minnie Malela Partain Flynn and Marion Flynn had the following child:
40  Bobby Flynn.
    11.  Fletcher Monroe Partain(John Thomas1)was born September, 1902. He married Ruby Partain. Fletcher Monroe Partain and Ruby Partain had the following children:
41   Howard Partain.
42   Helen PartainDinoff.
43   Emma Jean PartainGentry.
    12.  Robert Dow Partain (John Thomas1) was born July 7, 1905.  Robert died December 1986 Spiro, Oklahoma, at 81 years of age. He married Ester Ware Partain. Robert Dow Partain and Ester Ware Partain had the following children:
44   Robert (Bob) Partain.  His body was interred 1999 Spiro, OK.
45   Audry O. Partain.
46   Tommy Partain.
47   John Thomas (Sonny) Partain was born February 9, 1934.
48   Roland (Pat) Partain was born 1940.
49   JoAnn Partain was born 1942.
50   Ellen Partain was born 1944.
51   Julia Partain was born 1946.
    13. Julia Melinda Partain Pinkerton (John Thomas Partain) was born August 11, 1907. She married Fred Pinkerton. He married an unknown person.Julia Melinda Partain Pinkerton and Fred Pinkerton had the following child:
52   Bill Pinkerton.         "Third Generation"
   21.  Glenn Alvin Partain (John Alvin, John Thomas) birth date unknown. He married Geneva Pauline Lester Partain Spiro, Oklahoma, December 25, 1937. Geneva was born Spiro, Oklahoma January 1, 1921.   Glenn Alvin Partain and Geneva Pauline Lester Partain had the following children:
53  Linda Ruth Partain was born Rialto, California April 9, 1939.  Linda died April 9, 1939 Rialto, California, at less than one year of age.
54   Alvin Newt Partain was born Fontana, California January 6, 1941.
55   Glenda Lee Partain was born Fontana, California July 10, 1943.  Glenda died February 6, 1961 Ojai, California, at 17 years of age.
56   Anita Carol Partain Shaw Day was born July 10, 1958.Ventura, Ca.
   24. Mary Mae Partain Richards
  25. Flossie Partain Evans(John Alvin,John Thomas) birth date unknown. She married Frank Morley Evans Yuma, Arizona, 4/12/1941.  Frank was born San Bernardino, CA 3/4/1920.
  Flossie Partain Evans and Morley Evans had the following child:
57  Morley Wayne Evans was born 7/24/1942.
58  Claudia Marie Evans Waters was born 3/15/1944. San Bernardino, Ca
  32. W.A.(Dub)Partain(William Arthur,John Thomas)birth date unknown He married Ruby(?)Partain. W.A.(Dub)Partain and Ruby(?) Partain had the following children:
59   Mike Partain.
60   Terry Allen Partain.
61   Debbie Partain.
62   Chuck Partain.
    36.  Norma Lucille Partain  Wade (William Arthur Partain, John Thomas)was born Bokoshe,OK September 11, 1923. She married twice.  She married Norman Levon Wade. Norman became the father of Judy Diane Wade Berry Bell, CA, September 13,1953. She married Robert (Buddy) Brown. Norma Lucille Partain Wade and Robert(Buddy)Brown had the following child:
63  Robert Darrell Brown was born January 28, 1947, Stigler, Ok.
Norma Lucille Partain Wade and Norman Levon Wade had the following child:
64  Judy Diane Wade Berry was born September 13,1953, Berry Bell, Ca
    37.  Othal Edward Partain(Charlie Edwin, John Thomas)was born Stigler, Oklahome January 10,1923. He married Ruth Hyder Partain. Othal Edward Partain and Ruth Hyder Partain had the following children:
65   Edwina Partain.
66   Keith Lynn Partain was born Tulsa, Oklahoma December 10, 1947.
     38.  Ernest Wayne Partain(Charlie Edwin,John Thomas)was born Bokoshe, Oklahoma February 26, 1926. He married Beulah Faye Whisman Partain. Beulah was born Muskogee, Oklahoma October 24, 1925. Beulah is the daughter of Mr. Whisman and Mrs. Whisman. Ernest Wayne Partain and Beulah Faye Whisman Partain had the following children:
67   Terry4 Partain.
68   Donny Partain.
69   Joseph Partain.
70   William Partain.
71   Susie Matthews Partain.
     39.Lanny Eugene Partain(Charlie Edwin, John Thomas)was born Stigler, Oklahoma January 13, 1941. He married Donna Faye Bolds Partain Pharr,Texas,March 9,1962. Donna was born Newcastle, Indiana June 4, 1942. Donna is the daughter of Sherman Cleo Bolds and Faye Elberta Muma Bolds Elliott. Occupations: Grew up on a truck farm; Preached in San Juan, Texas; Taught High School in Edinburg, Texas and McAllen, Texas; Worked for Sears in Corpus Christi, Texas; Longview, Texas; and Nederland, Texas; Worked for Unocal in Nederland, Texas and Rodeo, California; Administrator, Solano Christian Academy in Fairfield, California.Lanny weighed 170 pounds; was 6-feet 1-inches tall; had bloodtype A+; had Brown hair; had White skin; had Blue eyes at age 58 years. Lanny Eugene Partain and Donna Faye Bolds Partain had the following children:
72  Jana Rochelle Partain was born McAllen, Texas October 21, 1964.
73  Sheila Renee Partain was born October 7, 1967.
                    Fourth Generation
    56. Anita Carol Partain Shaw Day (Glenn Alvin Partain, John Alvin, John Thomas) was born Ventura, California July 10, 1958.  Anita died July 31, 1999 Cushing, Oklahoma, at 41 years of age. Her body was interred August 4, 1999 Spiro, Oklahoma. She married twice.  She married James Day. James became the father of Michael James Day Cushing, Oklahoma, June 7, 1999. She married Unknown Shaw. Unknown became the father of Amy Shaw Cushing, Oklahoma, April 27, 1983.  Unknown became the father of Ashley Shaw Cushing, Oklahoma, June 30, 1987. At 24 years of age Anita became the mother of Amy Shaw Cushing, Oklahoma, April 27, 1983. At 28 years of age Anita became the mother of Ashley Shaw Cushing, Oklahoma, June 30, 1987. At 40 years of age Anita became the mother of Michael James Day Cushing, Oklahoma, June 7, 1999. Anita Carol Partain Shaw Day and Unknown Shaw had the following children:
74  Amy Shaw was born Cushing, Oklahoma April 27, 1983.
75  Ashley Shaw was born Cushing, Oklahoma June 30, 1987.

Anita Carol Partain Shaw Day and James Day had the following child:
76  Michael James Day was born Cushing, Oklahoma June 7, 1999.

  57. Morley Wayne Evans(Flossie Partain, John Alvin, John Thomas) was born 7/24/1942. He married Nancy Louise Smith Evans Rialto, California, 4/30/1965. Nancy was born in Texas 3/1/1944. Morley Wayne Evans and Nancy Louise Smith Evans had the following children:
77  Christopher Wayne5 Evans was born Indio, California 9/16/1967.
78  Matthew Ryan Evans was born Fontana, California 10/6/1975.
79  Karly Kay Evans was born Fontana, California 11/6/1981.
    
    58. Claudia Marie Evans4 Waters(Flossie Partain, John Alvin, John Thomas) was born San Bernardino, California 3/15/1944. She married twice. She married William McDonald. William became the father of Abby McDonald San Bernardino, California. She married Rupert Lee Murphy Tijuana, Mexico, 9/27/1958. Rupert became the father of Donna Marie Murphy 3/26/1960. Rupert became the father of Caroline(Diana) Lee Murphy Ontario,California, 7/29/1961. Rupert became the father of Tina Marie Murphy Ontario, California, 9/11/1962. Rupert became the father of Judy Sue Murphy Ontario,California, 1/29/1964. Claudia became the mother of Abby McDonald San Bernardino, California. At 16 years of age Claudia became the mother of Donna Marie Murphy 3/26/1960. At 17 years of age Claudia became the mother of Caroline (Diana) Lee Murphy Ontario, California, 7/29/1961. At 18 years of age Claudia became the mother of Tina Marie Murphy Ontario, California, 9/11/1962. At 19 years of age Claudia became the mother of Judy Sue Murphy Ontario, California, 1/29/1964.Claudia Marie Evans Waters and William McDonald had the following child:
80  Abby McDonald was born San Bernardino, California.
Claudia Marie Evans Waters and Rupert Lee Murphy had the following children:
81  Donna Marie Murphy was born 3/26/1960.
82  Caroline (Diana) Lee Murphy was born Ontario, California 7/29/1961.
83  Tina Marie Murphy was born Ontario, California 9/11/1962.
84  Judy Sue Murphy was born Ontario, California 1/29/1964.
   63.  Robert Darrell Brown (Norma Lucille Partain Wade, William Arthur Partain, John Thomas1) was born Stigler, OK January 28, 1947. Robert Darrell Brown had the following child:
85  Linda Carol5 Brown Carpenter.
   64. Judy Diane Wade Berry (Norma Lucille Partain Wade, William Arthur Partain, John Thomas)was born Bell, CA September 13, 1953.  
She married Richard Wayne Berry in Tulsa, OK, December 16, 1978.  Richard was born in Amarillo, TX April 18, 1955.Judy Diane Wade Berry and Richard Wayne Berry had the following children:
86  Brandon Matthew Berry was born in Tulsa, OK April 14, 1980.
87  Bryan Mark Berry was born Tulsa June 24, 1982.
88  Bethany Anne Berry was born in Tulsa, OK May 30, 1988.
   73.  Sheila Renee Partain (Lanny Eugene,Charlie Edwin,John Thomas) was born McAllen, Texas October 7, 1967.Sheila Renee Partain and Ray Anthony Crumley had the following child:
89  Kara Rochelle Partain was born Longview, Texas February 17, 1993. Grandpa John Thomas Partain fathered 14 children in all. We lived in Whitefield, Okla. when we got word that he had died. I remember mom taking the younger children and going to the funeral. I think they drove down with Uncle Charley. I was old enough by then to stay home and do the housework and the cooking. Grandpa died April 19, 1932. He and two wives and several of his children are buried in the Spiro, Ok, Cemetery. Grandpa was 65 years old when he died." In the year 1885, or 1886, it was reported that Grandpa John Thomas Partain shot and killed Bill Fowler, the carpetbagger, for the rape of his mother. He would have been 19 or 20 years old at the time.  Fort Smith, Arkansas, Crawford Count Seat, records show of the death of Bill Fowler at that time. But the cause of death was not stated.”
“Big John” was born December 6(?), 1866 somewhere in Arkansas. At the time of this writing I have been unable to find documentation of his birthplace or his parents. His son Charlie (my father) listed John’s birthplace as Tennessee on an application for a delayed birth certificate in 1943. On the 1900 Census in the Morgan Township of Cleburne County Arkansas, he shows to be born in Arkansas. Legend handed down from John’s daughter Callie Ford through her daughter Ola Fern Speer has him being born in Fayetteville, AR.
Documented Information
(1)
A marriage license was issued in the county of Van Buren on July 17, 1886 for John Partain, age 21 and L.B. Gibbons, age 15. W. A. Maxwell (Julia’s brother) signed as bondsman. “Rev. J. B. Fortener of the Baptist church” performed the marriage. It was filed in the County Court House in Clinton, AR.
(2)
A marriage license was issued in the county of Van Buren on December 23, 1887 for John T. Partain, age 23 and Junie Maxwell, age 19. John T. Partain and R.S.Hill signed as bondsman. The same person performed the marriage. This time he signed “Elder J. B. Fortener.” It was filed in the County Court House in Clinton, AR.
(3)
A marriage license was issued in the county of Cleburne on August 30, 1909 for J.T. Partain, age 42 of Spiro in the County of Laflora (sic) in the State of Oklahoma and Miss Etta Elliott, age 27 of Cleburne County Arkansas. J. T. Partain and Wm. Elliott signed the bond.  “W.W. Humphrey, minister,” performed the marriage.  It was filed in the County Court House in Heber Springs, AR.
(4)
On October 16th, 1895 John T. Partain was granted Homestead Certificate Number 7695, Application Number 175572 filed in Little Rock, AR for the following 162-acre tract of land in Cleburne County, AR. The North East quarter of Section Thirty-six, in Township twelve North of Range twelve West and the South half of the North West quarter, and the North half of the South West fractional quarter of section Thirty one, in Township twelve North of Range eleven West of the Fifth Principal Meridian in Arkansas, containing one hundred and sixty two acres, and forty seven hundredths of an acre.
                   The Legal Land Description is:
# Aliquot Parts  Base Line  Fractional Township   Range   Section #
1  E1/2NE        5th PM           No               12N     12W   36
2  S1/2NW        5th PM           No               12N     11W   31
3  N1/2SW        5th PM          Yes               12N     11W   31
(5)
On November 22th,1898 a Warranty Deed was issued from Nance Maxwell, a widow, to John T. Partain for 160 acres for $250 as payment in full for the following land: SW1/4 of NW1/4 of Sec Two in Township 11N R12 West containing forty acres more or less. South West ¼ of the North West quarter of Section two in Township Eleven North of Range Twelve west of the Fifth principal Meridian in Arkansas
Attested to by Wm Elliott and Julia E. Partain
(6)
On November 25th, 1898 a Warranty Deed was issued from A.W. Maxwell and Lucy J Maxwell, his wife, to John T. Partain for 160 acres for $250 as payment in full for the following land: The E1/2 of the SW1/4 and the W1/2 of the NE1/4 of Sec 2 in Township 11 North of Range 12 West Containing 160 acres.
The East half of the North West quarter and the West half of the North East Quarter of Section two in Township Eleven North of Range Twelve West of Fifth principal Meridian in Arkansas.
       Attested to by Wm Elliott and Julia E. Partain
(7)
On August 29th, 1902 a Warranty Deed was issued from John T. Partain and Julia E. Partain, his wife, to James M. Johnson of Flonroe City, MO. in consideration of the sum of Six Hundred ($600.00) for the following land:
The East ½ Half of the North West ¼ quarter and the West Half of the North East Quarter ¼ and the South West ¼ of the North West quarter all in Section Two (2) Township Eleven (11 North of Range Twelve West of the Principle Meridian in Arkansas. E1/2 NW1/4, W1/2 NE ¼ and SW1/4 NW1/4 Sec 2 T11 R12 W Except 2 acres off of the South part of South West ¼ of North East of Sec Two T11 R12 conveyed to John Eoff.
         Witnessed by Robert R. Poe, Notary Public.
(8)
John Thomas brought his family to Spiro, Oklahoma from Cleburne County Arkansas. I don’t have any property titles from that time period yet. His house was about 6 blocks from the present home of Glenn and Pauline Partain (John Alvin’s son) in the middle of Spiro.  I don’t know if he rented or bought.
(9)
Beginning in October of 1919, John Thomas and his sons, William Arthur, and John Alvin, bought and sold land on Bokoshe Mountain in LaFlore County, Oklahoma. The land is described as the NW!/4 and SE1/4 of Section 20, Range 24 in Township 8. The buying and selling involved different sub-sections of those parcels and sometimes involved selling to each other.The exact series of transactions is difficult to follow. The land was sold to Mr. McBee for taxes in 1941 but redeemed by Ocie Partain, John Thomas’ son, November 15, 1943 and continued to be occupied by Ocie and his mother, Etta, until he sold it to Bob Hatter on March, 4, 1965.
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The first Census record I have found for John Thomas is the 1900 Census for Morgan Township in Cleburne County AR.  He is Household number 144.  
Partain, John T Head.   Dec. 1866        33        Parent birthplace
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Julia E.      Wife  Nov. 1868     31  Parent birthplace N.C.
Oliver          S   Jan. 1889     11  Ark. For all other birthplaces
John A.         S   Mar. 1891     9
Cally M.        D   Dec. 1892     7
Olie P.         D   Feb. 1894     6
William A.      S   Dec. 1896     3
Charles E.      S   Apr. 1898     2
  The next household (number 145) is as follows:
Maxwell Mamcy       H    Nov. 1821    78        
Widow born in N.C.  (This is Nancy)
Bradford Boena K.  GD  Jan. 1885     15
Tankaley David B.  GS  Jul. 1870     29  (This is Tanksley)        Lula M.         GD     July 1880     20
Mildred H.      GGD    Aug. 1889     9/12
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On July 17, 1886 John Thomas married a teenager named L.B. Gibbons.  She apparently went by the name Belle and it is alleged that she died giving birth to a child that did not survive.  Some accounts suggest that she died in the fourth month of pregnancy.  
   She is buried in Bradford Cemetery near Shirley, AR on the South side of Highway 16. Her head stone says “N.Z. Bell - wife of J.T. Partain – Born June 29, 1869 ”. Her grave is approximately: 7 positions from the left side of Row 13. There are approximately four unmarked graves on the left side and 5 unmarked graves on the right side of hers.  Robertson is buried on the far left and White on the far right of her row. There is another Gibbons in the same row.  
   Ola Fern Speer has an interesting story of how John Thomas chose her over Julia. (See Legends below.)
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On December 23, 1887, just 18 months after marrying Belle, John Thomas married Julia Maxwell,(They may have married on Christmas, but the license is dated 12/23/1887.)  Her first name is given as Junie on the marriage license.  I have also seen it as Julie and July.  Some accounts list her middle name as Melinda, but her tombstone (in Spiro Cemetery near the East entrance) reads, “Julia E wife of J.T. Partain born Nov. 18 1868 died Aug 20 1907”, and the 1900 Census in Cleburne County, AR lists her as Julia E.
  Julia was the 12th of 14 children born to Abner William and Nancy Treadway Maxwell.  She was the fourth of their children born in Arkansas.  The others were born in North Carolina.  
   Her brother, Abner Wilkerson, born 1857 in Henderson County, North Carolina, was a neighbor and close associate of J.T. Partain. John Thomas signed as Bondsman for Abner’s marriage to Lucy J. Brown.  Abner and Lucy were very prominent in the Settlement area during the second half of the 1800’s.
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Children born to John Thomas and Julia Partain:
Name          Born                      Died             Buried
Oliver E     Jan. 1, 1889 AR         Oct. 19, 1966    Bloomington, CA
John Alvin   Mar. 15,1891 AR         Nov. 19, 1971    New Hope Spiro
Calidonia Myrtle Ford-Dec.15,1892 AR April 22,1978     Stigler, OK
William Arthur-Dec. 6,1894 AR        July 27, 1967     Antioch, OK    Ollie Pearl Gentry-Feb. 9,1895 AR    January, 1985      Spiro, OK
Charlie Edwin  April 10, 1898 AR     March 22, 1977    Bokoshe, OK
Minnie  Malela Flynn-Aug. 13,1900 AR Nov. 28, 1993      Spiro, OK
Fletcher Monroe Sept. 6, 1902 AR     Feb. 26, 1944   Bloomington, CA
Robert Dow   July 7, 1905 OK         Dec. 1986          Spiro, OK
Julia Melinda Pinkerton-Aug. 11,1907 OK, Nov. 8, 1997   San Diego CA
 Mother Julia died August 20, 1907. Baby Julia was 9 days old.
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On August 30, 1909, two years after Julia died, John Thomas went back from Spiro, OK to Settlement, AR and married Etta Elliott. Etta was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Jane Brown Elliott. She was the fifth of 9 children. She was born December 11, 1882 in Turkey Creek, Cleburne County, AR and died January 15, 1967 in Bokoshe, OK. I have been told that William Elliott was a Church of Christ minister and that he accompanied Etta and John back to Oklahoma. I also have it that he died January 8, 1933 in Cleburne County, AR and is buried in Shiloh Crossroads Cemetery. According to Anita F Erickson, a descendent of Etta’s mother, all of the Brown family in that part of Arkansas were “Campbellites” which is what members of the Church of Christ were called.
Etta and her family appear in the 1900 Census in Van Buren County AR in Union Township, they are household site number 62;
Elliott William  6/1850  48  AR TN TN
Elizabeth        6/1851  48  AR TN TN
Sula             5/1876  24  TX AR AR (Should be Lula)
J Eggar          9/1880  19  AR AR AR
Elta            12/1882   7  AR AR AR (Should be Etta)
Claud S          4/1885  15  All the rest are AR
Minnie           3/1887  13  AR
Albert           4/1888  11  AR
Dora            10/1890      AR
Son George M and family are household site number 56
Son Frank J and family are household site number 63
        Children born to John Thomas and Etta:
                  Born                Died          Buried
Ocie Theodore  Oct. 26, 1911  OK   June 2, 1981   Bokoshe, OK
Albert Estle   May 1, 1914    OK    Aug. 21, 2000  Beaumont, CA
  Etta had never been married when she took on the responsibility of John Thomas’ 10 children. John was 42 and Etta was 27 when they married. Etta had dated a man named Mart Edwards and one of her cousins teased her that “Mart was a eunuch so Etta married a man with 10 kids” according to Genia Haslar. She also reports that this marriage was “much to the dismay and dislike of her (Etta’s) mother. Her mother still kept the picture of Mart Edwards. She wanted Etta to marry Mart Edwards.”
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1920 United States Federal Census – Oklahoma – Leflore County – Spiro Township – January 3, 1920
  Partain, John T. 53 years old, Listed as head of house, home owned free of mortgage, able to read and write
Etta 56 years old, Listed as wife, able to read and write (This should be 36 years old.)
Fletcher 17 years old Listed as son, able to read and write
Dow 14 years old  Listed as son, able to read and write
Julia 12 years old Listed as daughter, able to read and write
Osey  8 years old Listed as son, attended school (Should be Ocie)
Estlel 5 years old Listed as son (Should be Estle)
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Legends of John Thomas Partain: The following is from a hand-written story about my grandfather, John Thomas Partain.  The account was written by my cousin Ola Fern Ford Speer (daughter of my aunt Callie Partain Ford).  I got a copy from my cousin Flossie Evans (daughter of my uncle John Partain) who received it from Ola Fern Ford Speer.  
   “John Thomas (Pritchett) Partain, or “Big John” as he was often called, was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dec. 6, 1866.  This is told in the story of Great Grandma Partain, and other things are told about him in the story of Callie Pritchett.
   JOHN THOMAS WAS BORN FROM THE PRITCHETT UNION. PRITCHETT WENT BACK TO MISSOURI AFTER THE WAR, BEFORE J. T. WAS BORN & J. T. (JOHN THOMAS) ASSUMED THE PARTAIN NAME.On December 25, 1887, Grandpa Partain married his other sweetheart, Julia Melinda Maxwell. She was 19 years old and he was 21 years old. They had ten children, listed in the order of birth in the story of Julia Melinda Maxwell. Grandpa Partain was a Church of Christ minister. He is the first person I ever heard preach. When I was just a small child, he preached in the schoolhouse on Sundays, where we kids all went to school during the week.  The schoolhouse was on Bokoshe Mountain.
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According to Glenn Partain (John Alvin’s son) sometime between 1907 and 1919 John Thomas took his family to Mena, AR for some time. He moved back to Spiro before moving up to Bokoshe Mountain. Glenn says that he lived in two different locations in Spiro and that he bought land in the Arkansas River bottom between Spiro and Fort Smith, AR.  Glenn remembers hearing that the land was grown up with Johnson grass and JT bought hogs to eat the grass. Apparently they did their job before they caught cholera and died. Glenn also was told that JT had two houses burn in Spiro and Opal Tanksley remembers that he had one house burn on Bokoshe Mountain.
  OTHER DOCUMENTS SHOW: THAT JOHN T. PARTAIN RECEIVED A SUM OF $300.00 FROM LUCY & ABNER MAXWELL ON DECEMBER 18, 1895. DATE FILED FEBRUARY 9, 1904. RECORDED IN BOOK N PAGE 64. SOLD TO WM ELLIOTT FOR $350.00 ON NOVEMBER 14, 1898.

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Description: The document is missing the top part.   It says "...that with us Christian brethren worshiping at Settlement Van Buren Co. Ark.have this the 4th day of August, 1898 ordained and set apart our worthy brother John T. Partain as a minister of the gospel and wefurther certify that brother Partain is a member in good standing of this congregation worshiping at Settlement. And we commend him to the brotherhood at large wherever his lot may be cast.

(something) in charge
Elders
J.A. Shriver
A.W. Maxwell

CERTIFICATE OF RECORD
State of Arkansas
County of Van Buren
I G.G. Perkins Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder of the County aforesaid, do hereby certify that the annexed and foregoing instrument of writing was filed for record in my office on the 16th day of August A.D. 1898, at 11 o'clock A.M. and the same is now duly recorded withy the acknowledgements and certificates thereon, in "Record Book 4 Page 75 of Ministers Credentials.

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court, this 16th day of Aug 1898
G.G. Perkins
Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officion Recorder
By J.L. Galloway
Date Taken: August 1898,Place Taken: VanBuren Settlement, Arkansas
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John Thomas Partain

“Big John” was born December 6(?), 1866 somewhere in Arkansas.  At the time of this writing I have been unable to find documentation of his birthplace or his parents. His son Charlie (my father) listed John’s birthplace as Tennessee on an application for a delayed birth certificate in 1943.  On the 1900 Census in the Morgan Township of Cleburne County Arkansas, he shows to be born in Arkansas.  Legend handed down from John’s daughter Callie Ford through her daughter Ola Fern Speer has him being born in Fayetteville, AR

Documented Information
(1)
A marriage license was issued in the county of Van Buren on July 17, 1886 for John Partain, age 21 and L.B. Gibbons, age 15. W. A. Maxwell (Julia’s brother) signed as bondsman.  “Rev. J. B. Fortener of the Baptist church” performed the marriage.  It was filed in the County Court House in Clinton, AR.

(2) A marriage license was issued in the county of Van Buren on December 23, 1887 for John T. Partain, age 23 and Junie Maxwell, age 19. John T. Partain and R.S. Hill signed as bondsman.  The same person performed the marriage.  This time he signed “Elder J. B. Fortener.” It was filed in the County Court House in Clinton, AR.

(3) A marriage license was issued in the county of Cleburne on August 30, 1909 for J.T. Partain, age 42 of Spiro in the County of Laflora (sic) in the State of Oklahoma and Miss Etta Elliott, age 27 of Cleburne County Arkansas. J. T. Partain and Wm. Elliott signed the bond.  “W.W. Humphrey, minister,” performed the marriage.  It was filed in the County Court House in Heber Springs, AR.

(4) On October 16th, 1895 John T. Partain was granted Homestead Certificate Number 7695, Application Number 175572 filed in Little Rock, AR for the following 162-acre tract of land in Cleburne County, AR.

The North East quarter of Section Thirty-six, in Township twelve North of Range twelve West and the South half of the North West quarter, and the North half of the South West fractional quarter of section Thirty one, in Township twelve North of Range eleven West of the Fifth Principal Meridian in Arkansas, containing one hundred and sixty two acres, and forty seven hundredths of an acre.

The Legal Land Description is:
#  Aliquot Parts-Base Line -Fractional-Township-Range-Section #
1      E1/2NE     5th PM        No       12N     12W     36
2      S1/2NW     5th PM        No       12N     11W     31
3      N1/2SW     5th PM       Yes       12N     11W     31

(5)
On November 22th, 1898 a Warranty Deed was issued from Nance Maxwell, a widow, to John T. Partain for 160 acres for $250 as payment in full for the following land:

SW1/4 of NW1/4 of Sec Two in Township 11N R12 West containing forty acres more or less.

South West ¼ of the North West quarter of Section two in Township Eleven North of Range Twelve west of the Fifth principal Meridian in Arkansas

Attested to by Wm Elliott and Julia E. Partain
(6) On November 25th, 1898 a Warranty Deed was issued from A.W. Maxwell and Lucy J Maxwell, his wife, to John T. Partain for 160 acres for $250 as payment in full for the following land:

The E1/2 of the SW1/4 and the W1/2 of the NE1/4 of Sec 2 in Township 11 North of Range 12 West Containing 160 acres.

The East half of the North West quarter and the West half of the North East Quarter of Section two in Township Eleven North of Range Twelve West of Fifth principal Meridian in Arkansas.

Attested to by Wm Elliott and Julia E. Partain

(7) On August 29th, 1902 a Warranty Deed was issued from John T. Partain and Julia E. Partain, his wife, to James M. Johnson of Flonroe City, MO. in consideration of the sum of Six Hundred ($600.00) for the following land:

The East ½ Half of the North West ¼ quarter and the West Half of the North East Quarter ¼ and the South West ¼ of the North West quarter all in Section Two (2) Township Eleven (11 North of Range Twelve West of the Principle Meridian in Arkansas. E1/2 NW1/4, W1/2 NE ¼ and SW1/4 NW1/4 Sec 2 T11 R12 W Except 2 acres off of the South part of South West ¼ of North East of Sec Two T11 R12 conveyed to John Eoff.

Witnessed by Robert R. Poe, Notary Public.

(8) John Thomas brought his family to Spiro, Oklahoma from Cleburne County Arkansas.  I don’t have any property titles from that time period yet. His house was about 6 blocks from the present home of Glenn and Pauline Partain (John Alvin’s son) in the middle of Spiro.  I don’t know if he rented or bought.

(9) Beginning in October of 1919, John Thomas and his sons, William Arthur, and John Alvin, bought and sold land on Bokoshe Mountain in LaFlore County, Oklahoma.  The land is described as the NW!/4 and SE1/4 of Section 20, Range 24 in Township 8.  The buying and selling involved different sub-sections of those parcels and sometimes involved selling to each other.  The exact series of transactions is difficult to follow.  The land was sold to Mr. McBee for taxes in 1941 but redeemed by Ocie Partain,  John Thomas’ son, November 15, 1943 and continued to be occupied by Ocie and his mother, Etta, until he sold it to Bob Hatter on March, 4, 1965.

(10) The first Census record I have found for John Thomas is the 1900 Census for Morgan Township in Cleburne County AR.  He is Household number 144.  

Partain, John T Head. born Dec. 1866 Age 33 Parent Birthplace N. C. ----
Julia E.-Wife-Nov. 1868-Age 31-Parent birthplace N.C.
Oliver-Son- born Jan. 1889-Age 11-Ark. For all other birthplaces.
John A.-Son- born Mar. 1891-age 9
Cally M. -Daughter-born Dec. 1892 age 7
Olie P. - Daughter-born Feb. 1894 age 6
William A.-Son-born-Dec. 1896 age 3
Charles E.-Son-born-Apr. 1898 age 2

The next household (number 145) is as follows:

Maxwell Mamcy-Head-born Nov.1821-age 78-Widow born in N.C.(This is Nancy)
Bradford Boena K.-GD-born Jan. 1885- 15
Tankaley David B.-GS-born Jul. 1870- 29 (This is Tanksley)         Lula M.-GD-born July 1880- 20
Mildred H.-GGD-born Aug. 1889 - 9/12

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On July 17, 1886 John Thomas married a teenager named L.B. Gibbons.  She apparently went by the name Belle and it is alleged that she died giving birth to a child that did not survive.  Some accounts suggest that she died in the fourth month of pregnancy.  

She is buried in Bradford Cemetery near Shirley, AR on the South side of Highway 16. Her head stone says “N.Z. Bell - wife of J.T. Partain – Born June 29, 1869 ”. Her grave is approximately: 7 positions from the left side of Row 13. There are approximately four unmarked graves on the left side and 5 unmarked graves on the right side of hers.  Robertson is buried on the far left and White on the far right of her row. There is another Gibbons in the same row.  

Ola Fern Speer has an interesting story of how John Thomas chose her over Julia. (See Legends below.)

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On December 23, 1887, just 18 months after marrying Belle, John Thomas married Julia

Maxwell.  (They may have married on Christmas, but the license is dated 12/23/1887.)  Her first name is given as Junie on the marriage license.  I have also seen it as Julie and July.  Some accounts list her middle name as Melinda, but her tombstone (in Spiro Cemetery near the East entrance) reads, “Julia E wife of J.T. Partain born Nov. 18 1868 died Aug 20 1907”, and the 1900 Census in Cleburne County, AR lists her as Julia E.

Julia was the 12th of 14 children born to Abner William and Nancy Treadway Maxwell.  She was the fourth of their children born in Arkansas.  The others were born in North Carolina.  

Her brother, Abner Wilkerson, born 1857 in Henderson County, North Carolina, was a neighbor and close associate of J.T. Partain. John Thomas signed as Bondsman for Abner’s marriage to Lucy J. Brown.  Abner and Lucy were very prominent in the Settlement area during the second half of the 1800’s.

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Children born to John Thomas and Julia Partain:
Name            Born       State         Died           Buried
Oliver E      Jan. 1, 1889    AR      Oct. 19, 1966   Bloomington, CA
John Alvin    Mar. 15, 1891   AR      Nov. 19, 1971   New Hope Spiro
Calidonia Myrtle Ford-Dec. 15, 1892 AR-April 22, 1978-Stigler, OK
William Arthur Dec. 6, 1894   AR      July 27, 1967   Antioch, OK     
Ollie Pearl Gentry  Feb. 9, 1895 AR   January, 1985   Spiro, OK
Charlie Edwin   April 10, 1898  AR    March 22, 1977  Bokoshe, OK
Minnie  Malela Flynn-Aug. 13, 1900 AR -Nov. 28, 1993  Spiro, OK
Fletcher Monroe Sept. 6, 1902   AR    Feb. 26, 1944   Bloomington, CA
Robert Dow     July 7, 1905     OK    Dec. 1986       Spiro, OK
Julia Melinda Pinkerton Aug. 11, 1907 OK-Nov. 8, 1997 San Diego CA
Mother Julia died August 20, 1907. Baby Julia was 9 days old.

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On August 30, 1909, two years after Julia died, John Thomas went back from Spiro, OK to Settlement, AR and married Etta Elliott.  Etta was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Jane Brown Elliott.  She was the fifth of 9 children. She was born December 11, 1882 in Turkey Creek, Cleburne County, AR and died January 15, 1967 in Bokoshe, OK.  I have been told that William Elliott was a Church of Christ minister and that he accompanied Etta and John back to Oklahoma.  I also have it that he died January 8, 1933 in Cleburne County, AR and is buried in Shiloh Crossroads Cemetery.  According to Anita F Erickson, a descendent of Etta’s mother, all of the Brown family in that part of Arkansas were “Campbellites” which is what members of the Church of Christ were called.

Etta and her family appear in the 1900 Census in Van Buren County AR in Union Township, they are household site number 62

Elliott William 6/1850     48        AR   TN   TN
Elizabeth       6/1851     48        AR   TN   TN
Sula            5/1876     24        TX   AR   AR (Should be Lula)
J Eggar         9/1880     19        AR   AR   AR
Elta            12/1882    17        AR   AR   AR (Should be Etta)
Claud S         4/1885     15        All the rest are AR
Minnie          3/1887     13
Albert          4/1888     11
Dora            10/1890

Son George M and family are household site number 56
Son Frank J and family are household site number 63

Children born to John Thomas and Etta:

Ocie Theodore Oct. 26, 1911  OK  June 2, 1981 Bokoshe, OK
Albert Estle  May 1, 1914    OK  Aug. 21, 2000  Beaumont, CA

Etta had never been married when she took on the responsibility of John Thomas’ 10 children.  John was 42 and Etta was 27 when they married.  Etta had dated a man named Mart Edwards and one of her cousins teased her that “Mart was a eunuch so Etta married a man with 10 kids” according to Genia Haslar.  She also reports that this marriage was “much to the dismay and dislike of her (Etta’s) mother. Her mother still kept the picture of Mart Edwards. She wanted Etta to marry Mart Edwards.”

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1920 United States Federal Census – Oklahoma – Leflore County – Spiro Township – January 3, 1920

Partain, John T-53 years old-Listed as head of house, home owned free of mortgage, able to read and write

Etta 56 years old-Listed as wife, able to read and write (This should  be 36 years old.)
Fletcher 17 years old-Listed as son, able to read and write
Dow   14 years old-Listed as son, able to read and write
Julia 12 years old-Listed as daughter, able to read and write
Osey 8 years old-Listed as son, attended school (Should be Ocie)
Estlel 5 years old-Listed as son (Should be Estle)

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Legends of John Thomas Partain
The following is from a hand-written story about my grandfather, John Thomas Partain.  The account was written by my cousin Ola Fern Ford Speer (daughter of my aunt Callie Partain Ford).  I got a copy from my cousin Flossie Evans (daughter of my uncle John Partain) who received it from Ola Fern Ford Speer.  

“John Thomas (Pritchett) Partain, or “Big John” as he was often called, was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dec. 6, 1866.  This is told in the story of Great Grandma Partain, and other things are told about him in the story of Callie Pritchett.

This a story told to me by my mom:
When John Thomas was a young man wanting to get married, he was in love with two beautiful girls.  He couldn’t decide which one to choose for his bride.  Every day or so, he rode his horse to see his sweethearts.  This one day, he had made up his mind he would ask one of them to marry him, but he couldn’t decide which one.  So, as he rode his horse along, they came to a fork in the road.  Grandpa decided he would let his horse decide which fork in th road to take.  One girl lived down one road, and the other girl lived down the other road.  So the horse chose the road and Grandpa married the girl.  Her name was Belle Gibbons.  On July 19, 1885, she and Grandpa were married.  She was 15 years old and Grandpa was 19.  The marriage ended in tragedy, as she and the unborn baby both died in childbirth in August of 1886. (Some records show she and the baby both died at 4 months of the pregnancy.)

On December 25, 1887, Grandpa Partain married his other sweetheart, Julia Melinda Maxwell.  She was 19 years old and he was 21 years old. They had ten children, listed in the order of birth in the story of Julia Melinda Maxwell.

Grandpa Partain was a Church of Christ minister.  He is the first person I ever heard preach.  When I was just a small child, he preached in the schoolhouse on Sundays, where we kids all went to school during the week.  The schoolhouse was on Bokoshe Mountain.

Grandpa John Thomas Partain fathered 14 children in all.
We lived in Whitefield, Okla. when we got word that he had died.  I remember mom taking the younger children and going to the funeral.  I think they drove down with Uncle Charley.  I was old enough by then to stay home and do the housework and the cooking.  Grandpa died April 19, 1932.  He and two wives and several of his children are buried in the Spiro, Okla. Cemetery.  Grandpa was 65 years old when he died.”

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According to Glenn Partain (John Alvin’s son) sometime between 1907 and 1919 John Thomas took his family to Mena, AR for some time. He moved back to Spiro before moving up to Bokoshe Mountain. Glenn says that he lived in two different locations in Spiro and that he bought land in the Arkansas River bottom between Spiro and Fort Smith, AR.  Glenn remembers hearing that the land was grown up with Johnson grass and JT bought hogs to eat the grass. Apparently they did their job before they caught cholera and died.  Glenn also was told that JT had two houses burn in Spiro and Opal Tanksley remembers that he had one house burn on Bokoshe Mountain.
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13. JULIA MELINDA (E?) MAXWELL

MARRIAGE: JULIA E MAXWELL MARRIED JOHN THOMAS PARTAIN ON 23 DECEMBER 1887 IN VAN BUREN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, USA. MARRIAGE PERFORMED BY ELDER J B FORNENER OF BAPTIST CHURCH: JOHN T PARTAIN AND R S HILL SIBONDSMEN.THEY HAD 10 CHILDREN INCLUDING MY GRANDFATHER JOHN ALVIN PARTAIN.            Julia Maxwell Partain
  The following is from a hand-written story about my grandmother, Julia Maxwell Partain. The account was written by my cousin Ola Fern Ford Speer (daughter of my aunt Callie Partain Ford). I got a copy from my cousin Flossie Evans (daughter of my uncle John Partain) who received it from Ola Fern Ford Speer. "Julia Melinda Maxwell was born in Arkansas, November 1868. Her father's name was P. S. Maxwell, who was known as "Stillman" Maxwell.  He was born in Illinois. Her moms name was Nancy (in some records, Emily). Treadway, of Van Buren, Arkansas. Julia Melinda married Grandpa John Tomas Partain in Dec.25, 1887. She was 19 years old and he was twenty-one years old. Julia and John Tomas had ten children, 6 boys and 4 girls. They were born in this order:
Oliver E. born Jan. 1, 1888. Died Oct. 19, 1966
John A. born March 5, 1891. Died Nov. 19, 1971
Calidonia Myrtle-Lee (Callie), born Dec.16,1893. Died April 22, 1978
William Arthur, born Dec. 6, 1894. Died July 27, 1967
Ollie, born Feb. 1896. Died 1985, buried in Spiro, Okla.
Charley E. Born April 10, 1898. Died March 22, 1977
Minnie, born Aug. 1900. Died ?? buried in Spiro, Okla.
Fletcher, born Sept. 1902. Died Feb. 26, 1944. All these children were born in Arkansas. They left Heber Springs, Arkansas in the year of 1902. Fletcher was a three month old baby. They moved to Spiro, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, as Oklahoma became a state in the year of 1907. Several families traveled with them, including a Reverend Elliott, Church of Christ minister. He preached in places along the way to Oklahoma. In Morrilton, Arkansas, Grandma Julia became very ill with typhoid fever. She and the younger children had to be left behind. The older children went on to Spiro with Grandpa. Later on they returned for her and the other children. After Grandma and Grandpa reached Oklahoma, they had two more children: Robert Dow, born July 1905 and Julia Melinda, born Aug. 11, 1907.Grandma Julia Melinda died Aug. 20, 1907. Baby Julia was 9 days old.Grandma Julia was 38 years old. She is buried in Spiro Cemetery."


14. HEZAKIAH MASON WATSON

BIOGRAPHY: HEZEKIAH MASON WATSON WAS SCOTCH DESCENT--HE WAS A TAX COLLECTOR. HIS WIFE MARY FRANCIS HENDRICK WATSON WAS PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH. THEY HAD 5 CHILDREN TOGETHER:

1-EARNEST ELI WATSON BORN DEC 5, 1882-DIED NOV 21, 1054, HE MARRIED LERA PALMER MAY 28, 1909, LERA DIED ON FEBRUARY 24, 1943. AFTER LERA DIED HE MARRIED ADDIE CAUGHNER SHE WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 17, 1882, SHE DIED NOVEMBER 1, 1985, THEY HAD NO CHILDREN. EARNEST & LERA'S CHILDREN ARE:
(A) RUTH MAXINE BORN MAY 3, 1910 IN CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA, SHE MARRIED WILLARD BASHAW ON JUNE 6, 1930. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN:
1)ROBERT ELI BORN APRIL 15, 1942, HE MARRIED SHERLY.THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN:
   A)DANA BASHAW BORN MAY 12, 1965, MARRIED MIKE FLORES BORN MARCH       24, 1961. THEY HAVE TWO CHILDREN:
1) KARLA BORN SEPTEMBER 17, 1984.
2) KELSEY BORN APRIL 11, 1991.
   A) WAYNE BORN AUGUST 24, 1962 MARRIED CATHY.
3) PATTI SUE BORN JULY 28, 1943, SHE MARRIED BILL RASH BORN JANUARY       6, 1933. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN:
   A) PRESTON BORN SEPTEMBER 14, 1968, HE MARRIED KINDRA EVANS. THEY HAVE ONE CHILD:
 4) CHANDLER BORN JANUARY 7, 1993.
   B) TRACIE BORN OCTOBER 7, 1969.

(B) OKAL VIRGINIA BORN JULY 27, 1913 IN MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA, MARRIED ON MARCH 3, 1990 TO WILKERSON-(I ALSO HAVE ANOTHER HUSBAND LISTED AS ARENT H.(PAT)PATTERSON).WILKERSON AND OKAL HAD TWO CHILDREN TOGETHER:
1) DARLENE RUTH BORN DECEMBER 7, 1938 MARRIED TO JERRY BROWN. THEY HAVE 4 CHILDREN:
   A) MICHAEL BORN NOV. 30
   B) ERIC BORN OCTOBER 18
   C) GERON BORN JULY 20
   D) ANGELIA BORN OCT 15
2) VICTOR LEONARD JR. HE MARRIED DOLORES CLENENGER. THEY HAVE THREE CHILDREN:
   A) VICTOR LEONARD JR.
   B) KARA MARCIA
   C) MOLLIE, MAY 2

(C) CAROL JEAN BORN JUNE 24, 1931 IN SPIRO, LEFLORE COUNTY,OKLAHOMA. SHE MARRIED ON OCTOBER 19, 1952 TO PAT STRIFF.

2)-ROBERT LEE WATSON BORN DECEMBER 27, 1886, DIED JUNE 4, 1082, HE MARRIED EFFIE JANE ELIZABETH FEB 18, 1905 IN UNION VILLE, MO. JANE ELIZABETH WAS BORN JULY 18, 1884 AND DIED OCTOBER 23, 1950 BURIED IN HARDIN, MOMTANA. THEY HAD A DAUGHTER THAT DIED AT 18 MONTHS, NAMED NELLIE MARIE BORN IN MISSOURI ON AUGUST 29, 1909 SHE WAS BURIED IN IOWA NOVEMBER 29, 1910. THAT WAS HIS FIRST WIFE, THE SECOND ONE WAS A COUSIN OF EFFIE, SHE HAD 2 GIRLS AND 1 BOY BY HER FIRST MARRIAGE.  AGNES BULLOCK TALLY. ROBERT'S  & EFFIE'S CHILDREN:

(A) LESTER LEE BORN SEPT 18, 1907, IN MISSOURI, HE DIED APRIL 29, 1989, HE MARRIED FRIEDA LOUISE NOHRA ON APRIL 8, 1931. LESTER RAISED A DAIRY HERD AND BEEF CATTLE. THEY HAD A SON WHICH DIED AT BIRTH. THEIR CHILDREN ARE:
  1)DUANE BURDETTE BORN OCTOBER 7, 1935, MARRIED ON JUNE 19, 1960 TO ANN ELIZABETH LARSON, THEIR CHILDREN ARE:
   (A) STEPHANIE LEE BORN SEPT 25, 1961 MARRIED ON AUG 24, 1985 TO WILLIAM ERICKSON.
   (B) GREGORY ALLEN BORN JUNE 3, 1963. (SINGLE)
 2) LARRY LEE BORN FEBRUARY 28, 1938 HE MARRIED ON FEBRUARY 7, 1960 TO NINA LEGNITZ, BORN APRIL 17, 1938, THEIR CHILDREN:
   (A) ANITA ELAINE BORN FEB 21, 1962 MARRIED MARCH 30, 1986 TO JOSEPH LOUIS KREMLOCK. THEIR CHILDREN ARE:
 1) CARRY JOSEPH SEPT 12, 1985
 2) KYLE LOUIS BORN APRIL 4, 1986
 3) RILEY JEAN BORN APRIL 4, 1989
   (B) DOUGLAS LEE BORN AUGUST 6, 1963
   (C) WESLEY EARNEST BORN SEPT 25, 1966
   (D) DARYL LESTER BORN DEC. 16, 1968

(B) CECIL FRANCIS  BORN APRIL 17, 1913 IN MACEDONIA, IOWA, HE MARRIED VIRGINIA BAILEY ON JUNE 6, 1944. VIRGINIA WAS BORN ON MARCH 12, 1914. THEYHAVE ONE SON:
 1) THOMAS RICHARD BORN MARCH 26, 1951 MARRIED TO MARILYN PETCH ON MAY 15, 1974. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN:
   A) THOMAS JR. BORN JULY 17, 1975
   B) JULIE MARIE BORN MARCH 21, 1977

(C) WILLIAM WAYNE BORN AUGUST 30, 1916 IN BELMONT, NEBRASKA. HE MARRIED ROSIE WOLF ON NOVEMBER 18, 1935. WILLIAM DIED ON MARCH 29, 1987 AND WAS BURIED MARCH 29, 1987.THEY HAD EIGHT CHILDREN:
1) MARGURITE JANE BORN SEPT 3, 1936 IN SARGENT, NEBRASKA. MARRIED KENNETH KURTZ. THEIR CHILDREN ARE:
 A) SHARILYN BORN JAN 18, 1956 IN HARDEN, NEBRASKA. MARRIED DENNIS ALLEN MALCHOK.THEIR CHILDREN ARE:
 1) AARON DAVID BORN NOV 19, 1983
 2) CHRISTOPHER JOEL
 3) JOHANTHAN MICHAEL BORN JAN 26, 1987
2) DONALD GENE BORN OCT 3, 1938, HE MARRIED ON NOV 5, 1960 TO SHARON KAY REDDING. THEIR CHILDREN ARE:
  1) WAYNE HARDY BORN IN 1961--AT THE AGE OF 16 WAS KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT ON OCTOBER 19, 1977.
 2) RONALD DEAN BORN MAY 5, 1963, MARRIED MAY KAY. THEIR CHILDREN ARE:
 A) CANDICE KAY
 B) CAMERON DEAN
3) MARY MARLENE BORN MARCH 17, 1941, MARRIED LESLIE ODEKOVEN ON AUGUST 30, 1968. THEIR CHILDREN ARE:
 1) MICHEL NEIL MARRIED MALINDA MADDDOX THEY HAVE ONE DAUGHTER:
   A) TIFFANY BORN OCT 23, 1986
 2) KAREN KIMBERLEY BORN DEC 1959, MARRIED TONY MEYER MARCH 1980. THEIR CHILDREN ARE:
   A) ANDY BORN IN 1982
   B) JOLENE BORN APRIL 1984
   C) SHAWN
   D) JOSEPH BORN 1986
   E) CURTIS LEE
4) DAVID LEE BORN NOV. 3, 1942, MARRIED EILEEN WAGNER THEIR       CHILDREN ARE:
 1) KELLEY CHRISTINE BORN JULY 7, 1984, MARRIED LEONARD ZIER, THEY HAD ONE SON:
   A) MASON BORN IN 1985
 2) ROGER ALLAN
 3) JOSUHA LEE BORN MARCH 3, 1980
 4) JUSTIN DEAN BORN JANUARY 1, 1983

5) TRERESA ANN BORN JULY 6, 1946 AHE LOST ONE EYE WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD, SHE MARRIED WILLIAM COOK, THEIR CHILDREN ARE:
 1) DANNY
 2) WILLIAM
 3) PAMELA (KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT)
 4) MELLISA ROSE BORN JAN 24, 1981

6) ROBERT LEE BORN NOV 6, 1949 MARRIED JUDY FLACKS, THEIR KIDS:
 1) SONNA
 2) CHRISTINE MARIE BORN DEC 1, 1980
 3) BOBBIE JEAN BORN 1982

7) SHARON ROSE BORN MARCH 26, 1952, MARRIED MICHAEL DENNISTORE, THEIR CHILDREN ARE:
 1) RACHEL ROSE
 2) MATTHEW MARK BORN APRIL 24, 1978
 3) VERONICA BORN IN 1980

8) WILLIAM MARK WATSON BORN AUG 10, 1960, MARRIED CHERYL NEDENS,THEIR CHILDREN ARE:
 1) NICKOLAS BORN IN 1979
 2) ADAM BORN IN 1982
 3) TANNER LEE BORN AUGUST 13, 1984
3) HOMER MASON BORN MAY 25, 1892 IN HARTFORD-PUTNAM COUNTY, KANSAS.
4) LENA RUTH WATSON BORN MARCH 26, 1894 IN HARTFORD, PUTMAN CO. KANSAS. MARRIED JOHN ALVIN PARTAIN ON DEC 16, 1916, IN BOSKOSHE LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. LENA DIED ON FEB. 21, 1986 IN SPIRO, OKLAHOMA, SHE IS BURIED IN NEW HOPE CEMETERY IN SPIRO, OKLAHOMA.
5)CLEARENCE WATSON DIED AT 9 YEARS OLD, FROM THE "KATAR" OF THE HEAD, THAT IS WHAT GRANDMA LENA TOLD HER DAUGHTER MARY IT WAS CALLED, NO IDEA WHAT IT WAS.

A Century Ago...
Here are some of the U.S. statistics for 1905:
The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars. There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California. With a mere 1.4 million residents, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union. The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower! The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents an hour. The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year. A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year. More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home . Ninety percent of all U.S. physicians had no college education. Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard." Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee was fifteen cents a pound. Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo. Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason. The five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet. The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was 30!!! Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented. There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day. Two of 10 U.S. adults couldn't read or write. Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated high school. Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at corner drugstores. According to one pharmacist, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health." (Shocking!)
Eighteen percent of households in the U.S had at least one full-time servant or domestic. There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.
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HEZAKIAH SON:
BIOGRAPHY: AFTER EFFIE'S DEATH ROBERT LEE MARRIED AGNES BULLOCK A COUSIN OF EFFIE. SHE HAS 2 GIRLS AND 1 BOY BY HER FIRST MARRIAGE. HE WAS A FARMER.
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HEZAKIAH SON:
DEATH: CLEARENCE DIED AT 9 YEARS OLD, FROM THE "KATAR" OF THE HEAD, THAT IS WHAT GRANDMA LENA TOLD HER DAUGHTER MARY IT WAS CALLED, NO IDEA WHAT IT WAS.


15. MARY FRANCIS HEDRICK

THIS DRESS THAT SHE IS WEARING IN THE PHOTO, SHE MADE IT FOR THE PURPOSE OF HER FUNERAL BURRIEL AND ONLY WORE IT A FEW TIMES, THAT IS WHAT SHE TOLD LENA PARTAIN (HER DAUGHTER). MARY FRANCIS WAS PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH DESCENT. SHE WORKED DOING ODD JOBS AS CUTTING AND CLEANING TIMBER AND SOLD FIRE WOOD. SHE RAISED HOGS AND RAN A DAIRY HERD. SHE SOLD WHOLE MILK AFTER MOVING TO HARDIN MONTANA. SHE WORKED FOR THE HOLLY SUGAR COMPANY. SHE RAISED CHICKENS ALONG WITH THE HOGS. SHE GARDEN, DID YARD WORK AND LANDSCAPING WORK.

MARY FRANCIS USE TO TAKE LONG WALKS AND LIKED TO FISH WITH HER KIDS.

MARY MAE (PARTAIN) RICHARDS WOULD LIKE TO SHARE SOME THINGS ABOUT HER GRANDMOTHER (MARY FRANCIS). THE SPECIAL MEMORIES SHE HAS ABOUT HER. WE WERE VERY CLOSE AND I LOVED HER WITH ALL MY HEART.

GRANDMA HAD AN OLD WOODEN TRUNK THAT WAS COVERED AND TRIMMED IN SOME KIND OF METAL. THIS TRUNK WAS FILLED WITH ALL KINDS OF OLD THINGS. I LIKED SITTING ON THE BED WHILE SHE WOULD GO THROUGH HER THINGS. SHE HAD MADE A PRETTY DRESS FOR HER OWN FUNERAL THAT SHE HAD IN THERE. SHE HAD LITTLE PIECES OF CHINA AND FIGURINES THAT SHE HAD WRAPPED IN TISSUE PAPER. SHE HAD BOOKS, PAPERS AND PICTURES. I WISH I HAD BEEN ABLE TO READ BETTER AT THAT AGE SO I COULD HAVE READ SOME ON THESE THINGS.

SHE ALWAYS WORE HE HAIR IN A BUN ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD. WHEN SHE TOOK IT DOWN AT NIGHT IT HUNG DOWN TO HER WAIST. IT WAS STRAIGHT, MOSTLY GRAY WITH SOME DARKER STRANS. I ENJOYED WATCHING HER BRUSH HER HAIR AS IT WAS SO PRETTY.

MAMA (LENA) DID ALL THE COOKING, SHE WAS AFRAID THAT GRANDMA WOULD BURN HERSELF. BUT, GRANDMA DID NOT LIKE TO JUST SIT THERE. SHE WOULD HELP WITH THE DISHES AND SHE CHURNED THE BUTTER WHILE SHE SAT OUT ON THE BACK PORCH. SHE LIKED SITTING IN HER ROCKER ON THE FRONT PORCH WATCHING FLOSSIE AND I PLAY IN THE YARD.

GRANDMA- MARY FRANCIS- (THE OLDER SHE GOT), COULDN'T STRAIGHTEN HER FINGERS OUT, HER KNUCKLES WERE VERY LARGE AND CROOKED, THEY WERE CRIPPLED DUE TO ARTHRITIS AND DIABETES.  IT WAS VERY HARD AND PAINFUL FOR HER TO DO MUCH OF ANYTHING WITH HER HANDS LATER IN LIFE. I REMEMBER GOING TO THE MAIL BOX EVERY DAY, GRANDMA USUALY HAD SOME THING IN THERE FROM SOMEONE THAT LOVED HER.

GRANDMA AND MAMA DID A LOT OF QUILTING TOGETHER. THEY MADE MANY QUILTS FOR THE WINTERTIME TO KEEP US WARM. THEY HAD A WOODEN QUILTING FRAME THAT HUNG FROM THE CEILING. DADDY PUT FOUR HOOKS UP THERE. THE QUILT WOULD HANG DOWN SO THEY COULD WORK ON IT.  MAMA ON ONE SIDE AND GRNADMA ON THE OTHER FACING EACH OTHER TILL THEY MET IN THE MIDDLE. THEY TALKED AND ENJOYED EACH OTHER'S COMPANY WHILE THEY WORKED. WHEN THEY WERE DONE FOR THE DAY, THEY WOULD PULL IT UP AND TIE IT OUT OF THE WALK WAY. GRANDMA USE TO "CARD" THE COTTON. THE CARD IS A WOODEN BORAD WITH A BUNCH OF THIN NAILS THAT LOOKED LIKE NEEDLES. SHE WOULD TAKE THE COTTON AND THE CARDING TOOLS AND RUN THE COTTON BACK AND FORTH OVER AND OVER TILL THEY HAD GOTTEN ALL THE SEEDS, SHELLS AND BOWLS OUT, (THE BOWLS WERE WHAT THE COTTON GREW OUT OF, ON THE BUSH). THEN THE COTTON WAS LAYED FLAT ON THE LINING OF THE QUILT. THEN THEY WOULD PUT THE TOP OF THE QUILT ON TOP OF THAT. THEY PINED THE WHOLE THING TIGHTLY TOGETHER AND THEN SEWED AT ALL DOWN. THAT'S HOW THEY MADE THEM.

IT WAS A HOT SUMMER DAY IN THE MONTH OF JULY, IN THE YEAR 1931. I (MARY) WAS 8 YEARS OLD. GRANDMA WAS LIVING WITH OUR FAMILY. MY JOB WAS TO WATCH OVER GRANDMA WHILE MAMA AND DADDY WORKED THE FARM. GRANDMA HAD GONE DOWN INTO THE CELLAR TO KEEP COOL WITH A BOOK TO READ. DADDY HAD PUT A BED AND CHAIR DOWN THERE FOR HER COMFORT. MAMA ASKED HER IF SHE WOULD BE OK IF I (MARY) COULD WORK OUT IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN ON THIS DAY WITH HER. SHE SAID SHE WOULD BE JUST FINE. FOR SEVERAL DAYS GRANDMA HAD BEEN ASKING MAMA IF SHE COULD GO PICK BERRY'S. MAMA TOLD HER "NO" THAT IT WAS JUST TO HOT FOR HER TO BE OUT IN THAT HEAT. AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR OF WORK, I HAD GONE TO THE WELL FOR SOME WATER FOR US ALL. I HAD TAKEN SOME DOWN TO THE CELLAR FOR GRANDMA BUT SHE WAS GONE. I RAN UP TO THE HOUSE AND LOOKED ALL AROUND, THEN OUT TO THE BARN, THEN OUT TO THE OUT-HOUSE, BUT NO GRANDMA! I GOT REAL SCARED, I THOUGHT THAT MAYBE SHE HAD GOTTEN THRISTY AND WENT TO GET WATER FROM THE WELL AND FELL IN. I RAN TO GET MAMA, WE WENT TO THE WELL AND LOOKED DOWN BUT IT WAS TO DARK AND DEEP TO SEE ANYTHING. MAMA SAID, "LOOK AND SEE IF HER BERRY BUCKET IS ON THE FRONT PORCH". MAMA KNEW WHERE SHE WAS WHEN THE BUCKET WASN'T THERE. WE ALL TOOK OFF RUNNING DOWN TO THE MIAN ROAD AND DOWN AWAYS TO THE WHERE THE BERRY BUSHES WERE.  SURE ENOUGH THERE WAS GRANDMA DOWN ON THE DIRT GROUND HALF WAY INTO THE BERRY BUSHES. WE COULDN'T PICK HER UP TO GET HER BACK TO THE HOUSE. SO MAMA HAD ME RUN UP TO THE MAILBOX AND WAIT FOR THE MAIL CARRIER. IT WAS NEAR TIME FOR HIS ARRIVAL. THANK GOODNESS HE WAS ON TIME. MR. LESTER (THE MAILMAN) LISTENED TO MY STORY, THEN HE WALKED DOWN WITH ME TO WHERE THEY WERE AT. HE HELPED US TO CARRY GRANDMA AND TO GET HER INTO THE MAIL CAR, THEN TOOK HER UP TO THE HOUSE.  WHILE MAMA WAS CLEANING HER UP AND PATCHED HER ARMS FROM WHERE THE BERRY VINES HAD CUT HER. MR. LESTER DROVE OUT TO TOWN (SPIRO) TO GET DADDY. HE BROUGHT HIM HOME THEN HE WENT BACK OUT TO GET THE DOCTOR. DOCTOR GILLIAM WENT STRAIGHT OUT TO THE HOUSE. FLOSSIE AND I STAYED OUT SIDE WHILE THE DOCTOR TENDED TO GRANDMA. SHE HAD SUFFERED A HEAT STROKE. SHE WAS UNABLE TO WALK AFTER THAT. SHE HAD PROBLEMS TALKING CLEARLY ALSO. DADDY (JOHN ALVIN) PICKED GRANDMA UP AND CARRIED HER AROUND AND DOWN TO THE STORM CELLAR WHEN NEEDED. THEY GOT ALONG GREAT TOGETHER. THEY HAD JOKED AROUND AND CUT UP BEFORE HER STROKE, THEY BOTH HAD VERY GOOD SIENCE OF HUMORS.

SHE PASSED AWAY THAT FOLLOWING DECEMBER 1931. SHE DIED AT HOME. IT HAD RAINED FOR SEVERAL DAYS, THEY WERE UNABLE TO BURIE HER BODY, SO SHE STAYED IN THE HOUSE IN HER CASKET TILL THE RAIN STOPPED. SHE WAS TO BE BURIED NEXT OT HER HUSBAND HEZAKIAH MASON, BUT THE ROADS WERE ALL WAHSED OUT, SO SHE WAS BURIED CLOSER TO HOME. SHE IS IN THE SAME CEMETERY  "NEW HOPE" IN SPIRO, OKLAHOMA, AS LENA AND JOHN ALVIN PARTAIN.

LATER IN LIFE MR. LESTER THE MAIL CARRIER, HIS DAUGHTER PAULINE MARRIED MY BROTHER GLEN ALVIN PARTAIN.
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Household Record  1880 United States Census - Search results; ---------------------------------------------------------------------Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Rachel HUPP-Self-Wife-Female-White-age 63-KY-Keeps House-KY-KY  
Enoch A. HUPP-Son-Single-Male-White-age 21-MO-Farming-KY-KY  
Mary HEADRICK-Daughter-Single-Female-White-age 22-MO-MO-KY  
---------------------------------------------------------------------Source Information:
 Census Place Elm, Putnam, Missouri
  Family History Library Film   1254711
  NA Film Number   T9-0711
  Page Number   462C