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wayne (#46954396)
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Bio Photo Born 1946, Chandler OK; US Army, Vietnam, 1968-69; Ph.D. University of Kansas, 1976; current residence: Tokyo, Japan.

Author of two books of family history: "North of Deep Fork: An Oklahoma Farm Family in Hard Times," which deals with Lincoln County; and "The Fate of Bones: Adventures in Family History," which follows the Pound/Pounds family from Virginia in the mid-1600s to Oklahoma at the start of WWII. Available from Amazon.

I have just published a group of non-fiction stories about early-day killings in Lincoln Co. Oklahoma called "The Lonesome Death of Billie Grayson." It has just appeared (April 2016) and is available on or from links on the website below.

I run a Lincoln County Oklahoma website at The Table of Contents for the new book is posted there. And I've made a new website for McCorkle Cemetery in Lincoln Co. because the FAG contributor who controls most of the sites there suffers from terminal inertia:

Right now, I am working on a book about the vanished village of Clematis, south of Davenport in Lincoln Co. It's not by chance that its rise and fall coincides with that of the Oklahoma Socialist Party.
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Dan Jordan
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If you go to you will find pictures of the 6 request you have. Sorry I can't post them. They were taken by Sherry Springer.
Added by Dan Jordan on Feb 23, 2017 4:27 PM
Vicki Moore Carberry
RE: Alfred Hiemer # 98789927
Wayne - not sure who might have had the stone placed. I walk the cemetery a lot (for exercise) and when I see a new stone or new request I try to get a pic of it. Maybe the Meeker City Hall can help - their number is 405-279-3321.
Added by Vicki Moore Carberry on Feb 20, 2017 7:37 AM
RE: burial place of Caney Cross (55276963)

Thanks for your message. I don't think your Louisindia is related. I have the Federal census records for the Cross family from 1860-1910, and there is no one in their household with anything like that name during that period. The family had connections to Virginia and Missouri, but none that I am aware of in the Indian Territory.
Added by Varego on Feb 06, 2017 6:48 PM
RE: Blanche Pounds Donahue
Wayne, you could always write to them and ask.
Added by EDWARD ROCK on Feb 03, 2017 8:34 AM
Transfer of Mary Melchert Haley
I have transferred the Mother of your Uncle Ira Howser to your care. Fulscher was sent through the edit program so you will have to ask whomever sent it to me.
Added by OkieBran on Feb 01, 2017 6:20 PM
Gloria Reck
RE: Selden Lindsey
Wayne: If you look again at pg 191, at the end of 2nd paragraph, Harrell states that Benjamin Williams died after 1850. This is correct. He's on the 1850 census of Saline Co. Ark. in home of his son Lott Green Williams, but is not on the 1860 census. In the spring of 2012 I spent two weeks at Ark. History Commission in Little Rock searching ten + years of the Arkansas Gazette issues searching for a death notice or obituary for Benjamin Williams, to no avail. I think by the time he died there was a more local newspaper that is not now extant. 1842 is the year that Benjamin Williams sold 40 acres, except that he exempted "five rods square whereon my graveyard is situated." (Saline Co. Ark Deed Bk B, pg 333.) Many family members pitched in -- after I located this old graveyard -- and eventually it was fenced and cleared, with crosses placed on the obvious graves, plaques erected, etc. It's known as the Williams-Tull Cemetery in the village of Tull; it's in the far back yard of the Evans home in Tull. Many locals that I spoke with knew exactly who was buried in this graveyard, yet the lady that put up the plaque listing the buried did make an error or two. Wish they had consulted closer with me -- I was just too far away geographically. Gloria Reck, Eureka, Calif.
Added by Gloria Reck on Jan 28, 2017 3:38 PM
RE: Lassie Willey
Hi Wayne and great to meet you here on findagrave. First, thank you for your service to our country! Thanks so much for the obituary for little Chloe. I have tried to look at the old Chandler newspaper but no one in town had copies of it. Now I'm confused because Chloe's article stated she's buried at Freeman Cemetery instead of New Zion. So I don't know what to do about that. I CAN view your tree at ancestry with the URL you sent. Thanks much! Is it a private tree? If so, I can delete your message off of findagrave if you want. Do you have anything more about Marina (Willey) Huffman? I would be interested in anything you have. I'm related to them through Lassie's Campbell family. Quite a few of them settled around Chandler and are buried at New Zion, including my great-grandfather Thomas Jefferson Campbell, who is buried not far from the Willey plot. Thanks again, Lynne
Added by K&LB on Jan 26, 2017 7:04 PM
RE: Clematis
You didn't mention Clematis, it's on your profile :) Yes, when my sister and I were poking around the Davenport cemeteries, we went to the Victor cemetery and knew this. We went to the historical society first to gather all info we could find on old cemeteries around here. I think we spent several weekends driving back roads of Davenport hunting things down, walking through tall weeds in fields. We also were up around Prague, Chandler, Sac and Fox, Meeker, Sparks, Wellston. She has done some of the Boley cemeteries. Every now and then, she'll come across someone that tells her somemore history or where another abandoned cemetery is, and we head it. That was several years ago though, it's time for us to go again.

Added by ancestryhunter2 on Jan 14, 2017 8:33 PM
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mary anna alderson duncan
i came across your post on the website and 1 it helps me even more because I now know Henderson Duncan (my Greatxx Grandfathers grandfathers name. i wanted to get any ufo you may have access to or at least point me in the direction. Goosiah@gmail Thanks
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