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Homer Lafayette Smith
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1879
Maysville
Benton County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1960
Owasso
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Husband of Alice Virlinda Flournoy. Father of two daughters . Homer was a teacher, and owner of general store in Owasso, Tulsa Co., Oklahoma. Age : 81. founder of the first store in Owasso, Oklahoma died after a 5-week illness in a Tulsa hospital. Started the general store in 1900 , the year after the town was founded. Graduate of the old Cherokee male seminary at Tahlequah. He taught school at Ketchum and Fairland before moving to Owasso. A part-Cherokee Indian, he was a member of the Cherokee tribal council since it was revived in 1947. As a council member he had been active in pressing claims on land in Texas once owned by the tribe. Tulsa-Whisenhunt funeral home handled arrangments. Picture of him is in the November 11, 1960 Tulsa Daily World newspaper.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Jackson Smith (1835 - 1918)
  Sarah Penelope Fields Smith (1842 - 1928)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Virlinda Flournoy Smith (1885 - 1979)
 
 Children:
  Thelma Smith Van Cleave (1906 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  Walter F. Smith (1870 - 1956)*
  Maggie Jane McCullough (1872 - 1926)*
  Homer Lafayette Smith (1879 - 1960)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Owasso
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: kw
Originally Created by: dee
Record added: Jan 22, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5149794
Homer Lafayette Smith
Added by: Laura Goumaz Flebbe
 
Homer Lafayette Smith
Added by: Laura Goumaz Flebbe
 
Homer Lafayette Smith
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- DMLeForce
 Added: Nov. 22, 2010
One daughter was married to Harley Van Cleave, who ran for mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma at one time. The other daughter was Bonnie Brown who taught at an Indian reservation near Gallup, N.M.His wife was Alice Virlinda Flournoy.
- Rose Marie
 Added: Dec. 20, 2007
 
 
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