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Stephen Pete Gritts
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1894
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1961
Tahlequah
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
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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)] 
 
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 Parents:
  Agnes Jane Brown Gritts (1866 - 1931)
 
 Children:
  Bonnie Jean Gritts Arnold (1921 - 2010)*
  Jack Walter Gritts (1923 - 2009)*
  Eugene Willard Gritts (1925 - 2000)*
  Arlie Lee Gritts (1928 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
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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