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Frances De Sales Kreager Oldfield
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1892
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1962
Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA

Mrs. J. C. Oldfield
The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Chapel for Mrs. J. Clark (Frances DeSale) Oldfield, 70, former show business performer, who died yesterday in a local hospital. Mrs. Oldfield and her husband toured the country with the Interstate Pantages, on the Sullivan-Considine circuit, and later formed their own company. They were the first to import Hawaiian musicians to the United States during World War I. Her husband, first cousin to Barney Oldfield, famed racing driver, died in 1961. She performed in Lions Club Minstrels here. Mrs. Oldfield sang in the Metropolitan Opera under the stage name of Frankie Drew. She and her husband were nationally known for their "Visions d'Art", a novelty in electrical effects in the Garden Theatre of New York in the early 1920's. The Oldfields toured the United States with a vaudeville company. Her husband died in 1961. They moved to Corpus Christi in 1929 and operated a tourist lodge at Corpus Christi Beach. Survivors are two nephews, Robert Oldfield of Akron, Ohio, and Glen Oldfield Jr. of Galveston.
Corpus Christi Times, Thurs., 12/20/1962
obit contributed by Judy
Occupation: Actress-Retired, Stage and Home
Father: Michael Kreager
Mother: Margaret Herschel
Burial: Dec. 22, 1962, Rose Hill Park Cemetery
Informant: unreadable
12/3/1913 Frances Desales Kreager married to J. Clark Oldfield Chicago, Cook, IL
1/15/1920 Clark & Francis Oldfield were theatre entertainers in Dallas, Dallas, TX
Family links: 
  John Clark Oldfield (1882 - 1961)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Memorial Park
Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Searchers of our Past
Originally Created by: Judy B. Forgos
Record added: Apr 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68036850
Frances De Sales <i>Kreager</i> Oldfield
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- Judy B. Forgos
 Added: Apr. 28, 2014

- Judy B. Forgos
 Added: Apr. 7, 2011

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