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Ken Ellis (#47192601)
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I grew up in Eastern Oklahoma. My ancestors originally came to this area when it was still Indian Territory, migrating from Arkansas and before that, the Eastern United States. At one time, one of my Grandfathers was the only white boy attending Dwight Mission school. My great Grandfathers were of Irish, German, and English descent. I am interested in researching the names Davis, Ellis, Thomason, and Wright.
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mjg
Find A Grave request -Thomason
I walked the entire Centerton Cemetery today, but did not find a stone for James Willis Thomason.

The address for the Centerton Cemetery Association is P.O. Box 482, Centerton, AR (I couldn't locate a phone number for them.) If you would like to write them and ask them to verify that James is buried there, and see if they know if there is a stone on the grave, I will be glad to go back and look again.

The cemetery is divided into four sections by it's two intersecting roads. It would help if you could also find out which section the stone is in---NW, SW, NE or SE.
Added by mjg on Mar 23, 2014 7:29 PM
Wes T.
RE: OAK GROVE Cem.
No, quite a bit more than that. A lot of focus on tribal history, lot of photos of early Cherokee leaders. Also has maps, diagrams and it is a great set of books. They have them on eBay quite often.
I think the libraries that are part of the Eastern Oklahoma District Library System have them in their reference section.

The only down side I can see is that some of these were done almost 40 years ago. It is time for someone to organize a project to update their work, as there are a lot of newer burials that need to have a plot number assigned, and maps updated.
Added by Wes T. on Jan 26, 2014 8:00 AM
Wes T.
OAK GROVE Cem.
In case you were wondering, the source on those edits I have put in (mainly plot numbers) -- is the book "Our People And Where They Rest: A Visit to 104 Old Cemeteries in Eastern Oklahoma," James W. Tyner, Maxine Tyner and Alice Tyner Timmons, American Indian Institute, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. 1970-1985, (Library of Congress No. QE99-C5-T97) There wasn't a place for me to put that in the edit form.

Thanks for all your help! Best wishes.

Added by Wes T. on Jan 22, 2014 7:01 PM
Dstmnstr
RE: thanks
Your welcome, Merry Christmas!
Added by Dstmnstr on Dec 24, 2013 5:51 PM
Lois McDonald
Mary Cooper
Link to her husband was made
Added by Lois McDonald on Dec 23, 2013 8:25 PM
Edwin Kuehn
Peter Wynn Memorial
Ken, Peter has been linked to his parents and his memorial transferred to you. As a bonus you also get his wife's memorial. Take good care of them. I have no idea why I established memorials for them. My mother came from Coryell County, TX and while researching my family the Wynn's information must have reached out and grabbed me. Whatever happened the memorials were established and are now in the hands of family.

Merry Christmas.
Added by Edwin Kuehn on Dec 22, 2013 11:47 AM
Laurie Surface Roberts
RE: Photo request
I'm sorry--the photo I took turned out to be of the tombstone of his son William Wynne (d 1808), which has become nearly illegible. I did not see one for the William born 1699. Will go back and look but am not too hopeful that anything that old can be identified.
Added by Laurie Surface Roberts on Jul 07, 2013 1:09 PM
annie bet
Clarence H. Wright
Hi - not sure if you have the correct "wright". There may be more than one Clarence H. Wright at Memorial ... This fellow was my great grandfather. His father was Jefferson Davis Wright. Spouse Eva Wright.

Added by annie bet on May 02, 2013 1:06 AM
Cindy
Della Giesberg
Hi Ken Delta's was spelled wrong. Her came on the headstone is Della. Could you fix this thanks Cindy
Added by Cindy on Mar 03, 2013 8:20 PM
Dolores Colwell Willis & Roy Willis
Stella Byfield
Thank you for links.
Added by Dolores Colwell Willis & ... on Feb 07, 2013 10:14 AM
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