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Stephen Pete Gritts
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1894
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1961
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA

Stephen Pete Gritts

Birth: 25 APR 1894 in Tahlequah, Tahlequah Dist, CN, OK IT

Event: #on Dawes Roll #25361, as Stephen Gritts.
Event: Enrollment Family Card #6871, 1 yr old, Full Cherokee.

Father: Thomas Jediak Gritts b: 2 JUN 1851
Mother: Agnes Jane Brown b: 4 MAY 1866 in Tahlequah, Tahlequah Dist, CN, OK IT

The Tahlequah Times July 6, 1961

Funeral services for Stephen Gritts, age 67, of Tahlequah were held at 2pm, Wednesday, at Double Springs Cemetery with Rev. George McGee officiating.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home directed the burial.
Paullbearers were Gabe Medlin, Buck Johnson, Charlie Briggs, M.M. Hall and Ward Ryals.

Gritts, born in Cherokee County April 25, 1894, died Monday in a Tahlequah hospital after a lingering illness. He was a World War I veteran, and a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife Opal of the home; three sons, Jack W. of Tahlequah, Eugene W. of Tulsa, Arlie L. of Broken Arrow and one daughter, Bonnie Arnold, deceased (see: Bonnie Gritts Arnold) of Oklahoma City. Three step-sons, Samuel Craig and Ricky Craig both of Tahlequah, and Howard Craig of Tulsa; Three step-daughters, Shirley Tucker, Maxine Craig and Geneva Craig all of Tahlequah; thirteen grandchildren, four brothers: Levi and Sam on Tulsa, John of Wagoner and Thomas of Tahlequah; two sisters, Maggie Fritts and Pearl Maynard of Tahlequah.

[Obit sent by Shirley Utley Cressler (#47356479)] 
Family links: 
  Agnes Jane Brown Gritts (1866 - 1931)
  Bonnie Jean Gritts Arnold (1921 - 2010)*
  Jack Walter Gritts (1923 - 2009)*
  Eugene Willard Gritts (1925 - 2000)*
  Arlie Lee Gritts (1928 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Double Springs Cemetery
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Alice Huitt Preston
Record added: Oct 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43518412
Stephen Pete Gritts
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World War I Victory Medal as earned by Private First Class Gritts. Rest in peace. / Known until 1947 simply as the "Victory Medal", the World War I Victory Medal was awarded to any member of the U.S. military who had served in the armed forces between the...(Read more)
- Grateful Patriot
 Added: Jul. 7, 2014
Thank you, Private First Class Gritts, for your service in the 30th Evacuation Hospital, US Army, in World War I.
- Wes T.
 Added: Jul. 7, 2014

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