|Birth: ||Jun. 11, 1908|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1999|
In 1901 the Zipse family moved from Kansas in a covered wagon to a farm near Duncan. They spent almost a year in this area cutting timber for sale to other settlers.
In 1902 they moved to a 160-acre school land farm four miles north and three miles east of Walters, Oklahoma.
In 1917 oil was found on the homestead and Fred sold one half of his oil royalty for $50,000. That was a lot of money in those days.
This oil find was a new discovery and those oil sands were named after the Zipse family. Since this is a somewhat difficult name to pronounce, the Zipse Oil Sands are also called Zippey, Zipsee, Zippe, and several other variations.
With this new-found wealth, the family moved to Verden and purchased several farms in the area. They eventually sold all of the surface rights but retained half of all mineral rights.
Today all of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren are now sharing in these small royalty revenues.
Ethel graduated from Verden, Grady County, OK, High School in 1926.
She married Norman Lloyd Talkington in 1927. They were the parents of Joe Ed and Norman Dale Talkington.
The family lived in Verden for a few years and moved to California in 1939.
In 1941 the family moved from California back to Anadarko, Caddo County, OK.
They moved to Stillwater, Payne County, OK, in 1951 where Norman died in 1956.
Nine years later she married Earl Friend. He died in 1963.
She later moved to the Spanish Cove Retirement Center in Yukon, where she died in 1999.
Fred Louis Zipse (1865 - 1944)
Frona Mae Roberts Zipse (1874 - 1945)
Norman Lloyd Talkington (1902 - 1956)
Earl H. Friend (1907 - 1978)
Maintained by: N. Dale Talkington
Originally Created by: AL
Record added: Dec 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63455499
Glen E. Carter
Added: Feb. 12, 2012
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