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 Lillian May <I>Adkins</I> Kirkpatrick

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Lillian May Adkins Kirkpatrick

  • Birth 31 Jul 1904 Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
  • Death 29 Oct 1996 Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Wanette, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Plot Lot 479 Block 30, S 1/2, First Addition, Plot owners: Opal & Lillian Kirkpatrick
  • Memorial ID 11454202

Lillian May Adkins was born in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX (Lillian told me Beaumont, one of her dau's says Saratoga) to the parents of Benjamin L. Adkins and Minnie Mae George. She was their first child. Shortly after her birth her parents moved to Wetumka, Hughes Co., OK where she grew up and was schooled. She met and married her only husband Opal Cullins "O.C." Kirkpatrick in Wetumka. They were married 09 Dec 1922 in Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK. To this union were five children born 1) Evelyn Lorene 2) Donald Ray 3) Patricia Ann 4) Charles Cullins & 5) Mary Jane Kirkpatrick. The first two children were born in Wetumka. After 1930, O.C. and Lillian moved to Wanette, Pottawatomie Co., OK where they lived the remainder of their lives in the same house next to the School in town. The rest of their children were born in that house. Lillian's husband died in 1952 and she never remarried. She worked for a number of years selling Avon, working as a Clerk for the Post Office, and the Secretary for the Wanette Cemetery until her death.

She attended the Wanette First Baptist Church and was a true Christian Lady. She was sweet, honest and loved by all.


State of Oklahoma
Hughes County in County Court
To any person authorized to perform the Marriage Ceremony, Greeting:
You are hereby authorized to to join in marriage Mr. Opal KIRKPATRICK of Wetumka, County of Hughes, State of Oklahoma aged 20 years, and Miss. Lillian ADKINS of Wetumka, County of Hughes, State of Oklahoma aged 18 years.
And of this License you will make due return to my office within thirty days from this date. Witness my hand and official seal this 9th day of December, 1922.
Signed: R. B. Billingsley, Court Clerk
By: ________________ , Deputy
Recorded this 9th day of December, 1922
Signed: R. B. Billingsley, Court Clerk
By: ________________ , Deputy
I, John L. Coffman, Judge of the District Court of Holdenville in Hughes County State of Oklahoma do hereby certify that joined in marriage the persons named in and authorized by the License to be married on the 9th day of December, A.D. 1922 at Holdenville in Hughes County, State of Oklahoma in the presence of Anita Holle of Holdenville and B. R. Templerman (surname unclear) of Holdenville.
Signed: John L. Coffman, District Judge
Returned and recorded this 9th day of December 1922.
R. B. Billingsley, Court Clerk
By Lessie Wysor, Deputy

Document 2:

This certifies that Opal KIRKPATRICK of Wetumka, Oklahoma and Lillian ADKINS of Wetumka, OK. Were United in Holy Matrimony at Holdenville According to the Ordinance of God and the Laws of the State of Oklahoma on the 9th day of December in the year of our lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty Two.
John L. Coffman, District Judge
Witnesses: Vista Billingsley
B. R. Tempherman (surname unclear)


Attending Physican, Certificate of Death, State of Oklahoma, Department of Health
1. Name: Lillian M. KIRKPATRICK
2. Date of Death: October 29, 1996
3. Sex: Female
4. Race: White
5. Age at last birthday: 92
6. Date of Birth: July 31, 1904
7a. County of Death: Pottawatomie
7b. City of Death: Shawnee
7c. Inside City Limits: Yes
7d. Hospital: Shawnee Regional Hospital
8. State of Birth: TX
9. Citizen: USA
10. Marital Status: Widowed
11. Surviving Spouse: N/A
12. Social Security Number: 448-36-2393
13a. Occupation: Clerk
13b. Kind of Business: Postal Service
14a. Residence - State: OK
14b. County: Pottawatomie
14c. City or Town: Wanette
14d. Inside City Limits: Yes
14c. Street or Address: Box 134
15. Father's name: Benjamin F. ADKINS
16. Mother's name: Minnie M. GEORGE
17a. Informant: Pat CANNON
17b. Mailing Address: 4103 Pine Ridge, Shawnee, OK 74801
18. Cause of death: a. Immediate Cause: Respiratory Failure
18b. Due to: Pnemonia
18c. Due to: CVA (Stroke), Part II: Other conditions: Anemia, Partial SBO Secondary Toimpaction
19a. Autopsy: No
20a. Physician attended: 10/15/1996 to 10/29/1996
20b. Last saw her: 10/28/1996
20c. View body after death: Yes
20d. Death occurred at 10:05 a.m.
21a. Certifier: Glen R. Hanson, M.D.
21d. Mailing address: 2801 N. Saratoga, Shawnee, OK 74801
22a. Pronounced dead: 10/29/1996 at 10:05 a.m.
23a. Burial: Yes
23b. Date of Burial: October 31, 1996
23c. Cemetery: Wanette Cemetery
23d. Location of Cemetery: Wanette, OK
24. Funeral Home: Roesch-Walker, 400 N. Broadway, Shawnee, OK 74801
24b. Funeral Director: Doug Walker
25. Local Registrar: Signature and date
26. Date Received by State Registrar: Nov 8 1996

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  • Created by: Mindy
  • Added: 31 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11454202
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lillian May Adkins Kirkpatrick (31 Jul 1904–29 Oct 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11454202, citing Wanette Cemetery, Wanette, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Mindy (contributor 46796420) .