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Mary Elnora Castor Oakes
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1859
Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 10, 1941
Bentonville
Benton County
Arkansas, USA

Mary was the eldest of eleven children born to Thomas Gratton "TG" Castor & his first wife, Marilla Lee (Keller).

Mary Elnora was a tiny, petite woman, only about 5 feet tall. She never had her hair cut; when she brushed it out her hair would reach the ground when she was standing.
She was a faithful member of The Methodist Church in Bentonville, AR. Mary married John Wesley Oakes on March 20, 1880, in Bentonville, AR.
Their 6 children:
William Gratton, Charles LeRoy, Marilla "Riley", Emzy Farmer, Sr., Ruth Helene, Anna Maude Oakes

"Services were held at the Calhoun-McKinney Funeral Chapel on Monday, May 12, 1941. The Reverend W.F. Cooley, pastor of the local Methodist church, and Reverend Charles B. Marrs, the pastor of the Presbyterian church of Moutainburg, Arkansas, conducted the service; music was furnished by The Jackson Family Quartet of Dug Hill, AR.
Pallbearers were; Ronald Oakes, Harry Farmer Oakes, Charles Oakes, Zeno Stroud, Lyle Williams and Cleo Boling." 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Gratton Castor (1837 - 1915)
  Marilla Lee Keller Castor (1839 - 1896)
 
 Spouse:
  John Wesley Oakes (1858 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  William Gratton Oakes (1881 - 1905)*
  Charles LeRoy Oakes (1884 - 1953)*
  Marilla Clyde Oakes (1886 - 1892)*
  Anna Maude Oakes Leaton (1890 - 1975)*
  Emzy Farmer Oakes (1893 - 1983)*
  Ruth Helene Oakes Boling (1897 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Elnora Castor Oakes (1859 - 1941)
  Clarisa Ellen Castor Sugg (1861 - 1917)*
  Charles Veter Caster (1863 - 1941)*
  James Edwin Castor (1873 - 1874)*
  Susan Gertrude Castor Wood (1875 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakes Cemetery
Bella Vista
Benton County
Arkansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Cheri
Originally Created by: Jim Buck
Record added: Jul 09, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7669735
Mary Elnora <i>Castor</i> Oakes
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Mary Elnora <i>Castor</i> Oakes
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Mary Elnora <i>Castor</i> Oakes
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- Vivian Puryear Almand
 Added: Feb. 11, 2014

- Brenda Howard
 Added: Aug. 11, 2013
TO MARY ELNORA (CASTOR) OAKES, WIFE OF JOHN WESLEY OAKES. DECENDANT OF THE CASTOR/KELLER/ EDWARDS FAMILIES.
- CHARLES R. RAUCH & FAMILY, TULSA, OK.
 Added: Jun. 19, 2011
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