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John Talbot Pittman
Birth: Dec. 1, 1874
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1946
Woodward
Woodward County
Oklahoma, USA

My great-Uncle, but my Mama called him Grandpa; therefore I have always referred to him as our Great-Grandpa

Married Nora Belle West on May 29, 1901 which bore him six children. However, upon the death of his brother and sister-in-law in 1912-1913, Uncle John & Aunt Nora reared five of their nieces and nephews. They must have been greatly loved as the children's children called them Grandpa & Grandma.

He loved to spin tall tales about dragons. What kid back in the 1940's had ever heard about dragons? No one knew anything about dragons, so his stories were a real treat to his listeners.

Grandpa Pittman talked about angels. Told the children never to forget to keep an eye out for the angels because they were around. They don't look like what we might think, but they were there to help. Said most angels look like regular people so always be on the lookout for them.

Read his Bible regularly and loved to share the stories with all the children around. He either read to them or told the stories in his own way. Once he told them about Daniel and the lions den and how afraid the lions were of Daniel! Made God's word real to the children!

Alphabetical List of Officers of the Regular Army (From Its Organization, 1789 to 1903) Who Were Killed or Wounded in Action or Taken Prisoner, With Date and Place. P - page 137: "Pitman, J. Talbot, lt col 11 and col 9 R I inf".

They had six children:
Freda Lavena
Ancil Leroy
Marvin Allen
Emit Talbot
Milo Irl
Donel Edward

But also reared:
Gorden Erastus
Huldah Belle
Wilson Caswell Jr.
Mabel Opal (my Grandma)
Raleigh Oral

Aunt Dyllis said he was the sweet part of life. A farmer all his life, he lived 71 years, 1 month, 15 days.

Many thank to Ruth Briggs for stone photo, and Branden Hurst for the military photo. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry L Pittman (1844 - 1920)
  Huldah Goodwin Pittman (1850 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Nora Belle West Pittman (1881 - 1978)*
 
 Children:
  Emit Talbot Pittman (1912 - 1971)*
  Donel Edward Pittman (1921 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Wilson Caswell Pittman (1867 - 1912)*
  Elizabeth Pittman (1869 - 1869)*
  Eda Belle Pittman Chambers (1870 - 1945)*
  William Henry Pittman (1872 - 1947)*
  John Talbot Pittman (1874 - 1946)
  Wesley Francis Pittman (1877 - 1957)*
  Arthur Arvine Pittman (1879 - 1968)*
  Thomas Oliver Pittman (1882 - 1929)*
  Amcy Emerson Pittman (1884 - 1968)*
  Amos Elias Pittman (1884 - 1957)*
  Anna Blanche Pittman Husted (1886 - 1938)*
  Mary Olive Pittman (1891 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
IN GOD WE TRUST
FATHER
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Woodward
Woodward County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Arleta ♥
Record added: May 30, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6459015
John Talbot Pittman
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John Talbot Pittman
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John Talbot Pittman
Added by: Ruth Briggs
 
 
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 Added: Feb. 14, 2015

- Diana McDevitt Eyler
 Added: Jan. 16, 2015
Angel Day blessings Grandpa,
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