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Roy L McAnally
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Birth: May 3, 1908
Lawrence County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1936
Carter County
Oklahoma, USA

Roy's parents were:
Clarence Taylor McAnally 1886 1946
Tennessee "Tennie" Hollis 1888 1938

Newspaper articles from the Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite have helped provide a brief glimpse into the lives of Roy and his wife, Marie. Roy married Marie Jennings in Ardmore, Carter Co, OK on Saturday, Dec. 31, 1932.

JANUARY 2, 1933
"City Woman Becomes Bride of Ada Man
Miss Marie Jennings and Roy L. McAnally United in Marriage

With Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Norris, themselves October bride and him as the only attendants, Miss Marie Jennings, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Jennings, 101 Twelfth Avenue Northwest, became the bride of Roy L. McAnally, Ada, a former Ardmore man, Saturday evening at 8:30 o'clock. The vows were exchanged before Rev. E. M. Whitwell, pastor of the First Christian church.

Mrs. McAnally was graduated with the 1931 class of the Ardmore high-school, and has been a prominent worker in the Younger Business and Professional Women's Club here. She was employed at the L.C. Burr Co. store at the time of her marriage.

For her wedding dress the bride had chosen a periwinkle blue dress and a bouquet of white and yellow snap dragons.

Mr. McAnally was formerly connected with the Oklahoma Gas and Electric company here, but is now Associated with that company in Ada. His parents live in Lawrenceberg, Tenn., and next Saturday Mr. and Mrs. McAnally will leave for a wedding tour of the east, stopping for a visit with Mr. McAnally's parents and other relatives in Tennessee. Meantime Mrs. McAnally will remain with her parents here. Upon their return from the honeymoon tour, the couple will make their home in Ada."

"Mrs. Roy L. McAnally, Recent Bride, Honored at Several Happy Events
Much of the social activity of the past week revolved about Mrs. Roy L. McAnally, who before her marriage on New Year's eve was Miss Marie Jennings, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Jennings, 101 Twelfth avenue northwest.

The concluding courtesy shown McAnally before her departure on Saturday evening with Mr. McAnally for their wedding trip to Tennessee, was a miscellaneous shower and bridge party with which Mrs. Cecil M. Jackson, 114 Sixth avenue northwest, entertained in honor of her brother's bride.

Mrs. Jackson brought her guests together in the club-rooms of the Oklahoma Gas and Electric company. Scores were kept on wedding ring and cupid tallies, the bridal suggestions being repeated in the part details carried out in pink and white. The favors at bridge went to Mrs. Gene Smith and Mrs. M.E. Yeager.

For the presentation of the shower the gifts, wrapped as parcel post packages were delivered by Mrs. Raymond Reed, in the attire of a postman. The hostess was assisted in cordialities by the bride's mother. Guests for the evening included... .

Mrs. J.T. Allen began the post-nuptial entertaining in honor of Mrs. McAnally at a kitchen shower for a dozen friends of the bride in the Allen home, 409 E. street northwest, Tuesday evening. Bridge was the diversion at which Mrs. Raymond Reed received high score. The hostess served fruit cake and punch to the following guests... ."

"Mr. and Mrs. Roy McAnally, who have been residing in Ada since their marriage which was an event of the late winter, have returned to Ardmore to live and have taken an apartment at the Parkview. Mrs. McAnally was Miss Marie Jennings of this city."

"No-Host Dinner Set For club Opening
Beginning the season for the Friday Night club the members will have a no-host dinner Thursday evening in the O.C. and E. clubrooms. This is the first meeting of the autum and will be followed with Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hendricks entertaining the club. Mrs. Roy McAnally is president of the group which consists of eight couples in the young married set."

Tragedy struck when Roy was burned while working.
Roy McAnally, Lineman, Trapped by 'Flash' From 66,000-volt Main Line While Working on Pole Near Cedarvale.
Roy McAnally, 30, lineman for the Oklahoma Gas and Electric company, narrowly escaped death Thursday forenoon when a 'flash' on a 66,000 volt main line trapped him as he worked on the pole. He was painfully burned about the face, chest and legs. He is in the Hardy sanitarium and while physicians do not believe his injuries critical, they were described as extremely serious.

McAnally, with Tom Gamby, foreman; C.L. Dunning and Arch Nelms were employed on the main line north at a point a mile and a half north of Cedervale. McAnally, held by his safety belt, did not fall from the pole when the searing flash of the arc struck him.

Companions Rescue Him
His companions went to his rescue and lowered him to the ground and toook him to Davis in the company truck. There he was placed in an ambulance and brought to the Hardy sanitarium. He was given tannic acid bath and other treatment for burns and was resting as easily as could be expected at 2 p.m.

The arc burned him only, it was said - there being no shock. Such 'flashing' are not uncommon on high lines but are rare enough to be termed unusual. ... ."

"Mrs. Cecil Jackson Visits Brother
Mrs. Cecil Jackson, 114 Sixth avenue northwest, went to Oklahoma city Wednesday to visit her brother, Roy L. McAnally, who is a patient in St. Anthony's hospital. His condition for the past few days has been described as 'not so favorable.'

He was burned severely last July while at work for the Oklahoma Gas and Electric company on a transmission line, south of Davis."

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1936 - Page 1
"Roy M'Anally Passes Away
Man Who was Seriously Burned Last Summer Dies at Oklahoma City.
Funeral services for Roy L. McAnally, 27, who died in Oklahoma City late Wednesday as an aftermath of burns received on July 12 of last year, will be held at Harvey Bros funeral home Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by K.C. ?, pastor of the church of Christ.

The body will be sent Thursday night to Lawrencesburg, Tenn., for burial.

Survivors include his widow, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. McAnally, two sisters, Mrs. W.N. Jackson and Miss Ruby McAnally, all of Ardmore and three brothers, Frank McAnally, Raymond McAnally and Jack McAnally, all of Lawrencesburg, Tenn.

Physicians here and at Oklahoma City had made a valiant effort to save his life. One leg was removed.

Pall bearers are to be Bernice ?, H.E. Carpenter, C.L. Dunning, Lyndall Byrd, J.B. Norris & Waldo George."

"$74,111 Damages Asked in Death
Marie McAnally, administratrix of the estate of Roy McAnally, employee of the Oklahoma Gas and Electric company, who died recently as a result of burns sustained on a 60,000 volt line in the Arbuckle mountains on July 11 last year, has filed suit for $74,11.40 damages in district court. Contention is advanced by plaintiff that the material was faulty and that it was not due to negligence of the deceased employee that caused the fatal accident. The damages are ascertain by the contention that McAnally was earning $156 a month at the time of his death and since he was only 27 years of age had a long life ahead of him."

Researched & compiled by Virginia Brown
March 2014
Family links: 
  Clarence Taylor McAnally (1886 - 1946)
  M. Marie Jennings Duncan (1913 - 1976)
  Roy L McAnally (1908 - 1936)
  Jack McAnally (1925 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Red Hill (Lawrence County)
Lawrence County
Tennessee, USA
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