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First Families of America (#47494024)
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Bio Photo I began my genealogical research many years ago while 4 of my great grand parents were alive and members of both my mother and father's families; their unles, aunts and cousins. this endeavor enludes the Furgerson, Ritter, Farrell, Leatherwood, Nabors, Fain, Butler, Lay, Bullard and Lancaster families. 15 years ago I began to submit my work online and now have several immediate family members working on findagrave and

I am a Daughter of the Confederacy and my sons are chapter members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in the states of Oklahoma and North Carolina.

Our family hails from Kully Chaha, Choctaw Nation Indian Territory - Bonham, Texas - Shelby County, Alabama - Cass County, Georgia - Spartanburg, South Carolina - Blue Ridge, Arkansas - Virginia and Monroe County, Mississippi.

I was assisted not only by my family and extended family but through many other reasources, some below.

Hughes County, Oklahoma historians.

A cousin -in-law, Author of The History of Calvin, Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Historical Society.

The Oklahoma History Center
for Native American research.

The Arkansas Historical Society at Mountain View, Stone County, Arkansas.

Fort Smith, Arkansas Family History Center.

Bonham, Fannin County, Texas court records, land, vital and burial records.

Wise Funeral Home, Bonham, Texas.

Holdenville, Hughes, OK Court Records.
Hudson Funeral Home, Holdenville, OK.
Hudson & Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville, OK

Le Flore County Health Department

LDS Family History Center @ Mesa, AZ, Snow Flake, AZ and Tulsa, OK.

United States War Department.

Castle Garden imagration records @
Battery Park, Manhattan, New York.

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Heather from VA
RE: Heather
Yes, I am :)
Added by Heather from VA on Aug 25, 2016 5:47 PM
I have been doing research for 30 plus years and reading obit (survivors) is especially important to me but Find A Grave rules out publishing survivors due to privacy and I try as best I can to comply. I know some contributors do and some don't and one day they will be reported. Sorry I left off survivors for that reason only.
Added by CP on Aug 25, 2016 8:48 AM
Margaret Rorick Beach
Clovis Silas 68773046
No I'm not sure of the date. I probably read what was on the tombstone. I was actually photographing other Silas graves (family) and this one was there too. I don't know who this is. Not in my family tree. If you think I should change the date to 1929, I will.
Added by Margaret Rorick Beach on Aug 25, 2016 6:48 AM
Margaret Rorick Beach
Clovis Silas68773046
Added by Margaret Rorick Beach on Aug 25, 2016 6:46 AM
Susan I. Grills
Henry & Zada Ferrell
Thank you for the obits on Henry & Zada Ferrell. I have incorporated the additional info into their bios. I did not include the entire obit, as these are less than 56 years old and thus copyrighted. And I never list the married name of the daughters, or where any of the children live, for privacy reasons. Hey, I am a UDC member too!
Added by Susan I. Grills on Aug 22, 2016 10:58 AM
Diona Dickerson
Elmwood Memorial in Livingston
Funny you ask about this place. I just passed through the area a few weeks ago and had forgotten my camera. Egad.

Another route to Birmingham from where I live now.
I will make a mental note to stop. I'd love to find Mrs Nancy while I'm there, she was a co-worker killed in the tornado of 2011.
Added by Diona Dickerson on Aug 17, 2016 8:34 PM
Mary Richard obituary
I just noticed the obituary clipping that you posted on Mary Richards's memorial. Thank you! --Bob
Added by Bob on Aug 12, 2016 8:46 AM
Donald Rich
Nancy Rich
My great great grandfather did not have anyone in his family nor his children by the name of Rich.

None that you know research indicates differently.
Added by Donald Rich on Aug 12, 2016 3:46 AM
Kathy Hayes
RE: Kathy
PVT Jacob Dudley Cody was a Confederate soldier who died here with just the clothes on his back. Without any funds, I doubt if there will be a marker but I can try. Riverside is notoriously bad keeping records. I have only been able to find four markers from some twenty requests. Give me some time to research it.
Added by Kathy Hayes on Aug 09, 2016 7:49 PM
Danny Chancellor
Lillie Parham obituary
Holdenville Daily News
Tuesday, July 23, 1974
Page 1


Lillie B. Parham, 517 S. Echo, died in Boyce Manor Nursing Home Monday night at the age of 88. She was born near Poteau, Indian Territory, June 9, 1886. She grew up in the Poteau area, moved to the Atwood community in 1903 and had lived in Holdenville since 1950.

Her husband, Houston G. Parham preceded her in death May 8, 1946.

Survivors include: two sons, Cecil A. Parham, Oklahoma City, Fieldon Parham, of Duncan; four daughters, Atha Hoyt, Oklahoma City; Ruth Egan, Baton Rouge, La.; Alta Maye Fox, Oklahoma City and Inez Hancock, Lone Oak, Tex.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dave Bowlin, Poteau; two sisters, Georgia Hamilton, Henryetta, and Mittie Gunter, Velin, N. M.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hudson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Atwood cemetery, under direction of Hudson Funeral Home.
Added by Danny Chancellor on Aug 08, 2016 3:58 PM
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