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Charley Bradford Aubrey
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1881
Death: Sep. 22, 1953

Charley Bradford Aubrey, Sr. of Durham, Oklahoma, was born January 16, 1881 in Montague County near St. Jo, Texas to Noah and Mary Ann (Brown) Aubrey. He passed from this life in the home of his son, Charley Bradford Aubrey, Jr, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 11:40 pm, September 22, 1953 at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 6 days.

He was united in marriage to Lillie Mae Talkington on October 05, 1902 at Atoka, Indian Territory. To this union were born nine children of whom three preceded him in death. Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey moved to Durham from Altus, Oklahoma in 1926 and had resided in that community since that time.

He was a member of the Church of Christ since 1932. For many years he had been associated with the Farmers Union Insurance organization.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife Lillie Mae of the home, four daughters; Lula Pearon Cooley of Stockton, California, Ninnie Lee Rorabaugh of Borger, Texas, Lois Pearl Strickland of Oklahoma City, Bonnie Marie Blackmon of Fritch, Texas; two sons, Charley Bradford Aubrey, Jr. of Oklahoma City and John Allen Aubrey, Sr. of San Antonio, Texas. Other survivors are his two brothers, Homer Thomas Aubrey of Durham, Oklahoma and Noah Timothy Aubrey of Oklahoma City. He also leaves 21 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Aubrey were at the Durham Church of Christ, 3 pm, Friday. Guy Gabbart and Ernest Sanderson, ministers, officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Durham, Oklahoma with services by Scroggins Funeral Home. Casketbearers are Bruce Thomas, Wayne Davis, Alston Riley, Leonard Hillman, Robert Bachman and Jim Brown.

Written by Mr. Aubrey for the Community Hospital Bulletin, November, 1952. MEMBER FAMILY OF THE MONTH
To tell their story we will reprint Mr. Aubrey's own account of his life… I was born in Cooke County, Texas near Dester (in his obituary, birthplace is different) January 16, 1881.

"At the age of nine years I moved with my parents to near Bonita, Montague County, Texas and at the age of 17 I went to the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, where later I met a red-head by the name of Lillie Mae Talkington. We were married October 05, 1902, at Atoka, Indian Territory. I still have my license."

"My wife was born in Washington County, Arkansas, near the Boston Mountains and at the age of six years, she moved with her parents to old Greer County, south of Mangum, where they homesteaded. When three droughts ran them out, they moved to the Choctaw Nation where I met her."

"We lived one year at Mena, Arkansas, then several years at Denison, Texas, where I worked for the railroad. We lived in Sulphur, Oklahoma and near there for 10 years, farming, and where weevils destroyed my cotton crops. Then we moved to Altus where the grasshoppers ate the crops."
"We moved to Roger Mills County, February 01, 1926. We made a huge cotton crop, but prices were too low to make much profit."

"My companion has been a wonderful wife and mother. We have had nine children, three boys and six girls. Two girls and one son have passed on. We have 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Our children are: Mrs. Lula Cooley, Stockton, California, C.B. Aubrey, Jr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Mrs. Ninnie Rorabaugh, Borger, Texas, Mrs. Lois Strickland, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; John Allen Aubrey, San Antonio, Texas; Mrs. Bonnie Blackmon, Fritch, Texas."

"I want to congratulate Dr. Shadid, founder of Community Hospital, also his sons, Dr. Fred and Dr. Alex, as well as the entire personnel of the Clinic and Hospital."

These fine people celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on October 5th of this year. We are proud to have them among our families and wish them both the best of health, success and happiness in the years to come. 
Family links: 
  N. A. Aubrey (1851 - 1916)
  Mary A. Aubrey (1852 - 1917)
  Lillie Mae Talkington Aubrey (1886 - 1968)*
  Mary Elizabeth Aubrey King (1903 - 1943)*
  Lula Pearon Aubrey Cooley (1906 - 1994)*
  Charley Bradford Aubrey, Jr. (1908 - 1987)*
  Ninnie Lee (Aubrey) Rorabaugh (1911 - 1977)*
  Willie Mae Aubrey (1915 - 1927)*
  Lois Pearl Aubrey Strickland (1917 - 1973)*
  John Allen Aubrey, Sr. (1921 - 1995)*
  Bonnie Marie Aubrey Blackmon (1926 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Roger Mills County
Oklahoma, USA
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Record added: Sep 18, 2009
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In loving memory of grandpa.
- Betty Montgomery
 Added: Oct. 3, 2009

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