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Rev Ernest E. Bristow
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1894
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Nov. 26, 1941
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA

His parents were John C. Bristow, bn MO, and Savannah A., bn AR. They had six children.
Ernest Ed (E.E.) was raised in Oklahoma and
was a land assessor in Tecumseh (Indian Territory) in the early 1900's.
After he finished college, he taught school in many small oil towns in south central Okla. He was also an ordained minister, and music instructor, and often led the singing in many churches. He also taught "singing schools" in communities all over that area. Family records written back then said he had a beautiful tenor voice.
Related to teaching school, his name is found in the old 1920's Ada Weekly newspaper with items such as, "E.E. Bristow, Stratford, Rt. 4, teacher, for 8 terms; then "Prof. Bristow with his able corps of teachers attended teachers meeting Thursday, Friday and Saturday."
He was 47 when he died. He had left OK to find work in CA due to hardships following dustbowl. He worked one day there, had a heart attack and returned to OK where he died a few months later.
In the book, "History of Oklahoma Free Will Baptist State Association, 100 Years, 1908-2008", pub. 2008, it records that in 1926, "Eld. E.E. Bristow, was Rep. from Center to the State Ass'n of FWB, and in the 1932 annual state Association, he was elected clerk of that organization. It gave Francis, Center Ass'n as his address. Several old news items in the Ada Evening news show him with other ministers, attending meetings, etc, as well as teaching singing schools. He is honored here for his life and the good he did. 
Family links: 
  Allie Cooper Bristow (1898 - 1976)*
  Ima Jean Bristow Chambers (1921 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried beside Allie Bristow
Wanette Cemetery
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA
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Record added: Oct 20, 2005
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Rev Ernest E. Bristow
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An early day school teacher, preacher and singer. Thank you.
- winnie yandell
 Added: Jan. 16, 2011

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