Lottie Lucille <I>Jennings</I> Minter


Lottie Lucille Jennings Minter

Camden County, Missouri, USA
Death 2 Sep 2012 (aged 99)
Oklahoma City, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 127089290 View Source
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Lottie Lucille (Jennings) Wynne was born January 12, 1913, in Camden County, Missouri to Lettie Ann (Hollcroft) and Arthur Bell Jennings. Lottie was third born of seven children, two girls and five boys.

Later the family moved to Oklahoma City, OK , where Arthur had a succession of jobs that included Ford Motor Company, Iten Biscuit Company, Wilson & Company, and Fraizer's Water Well Drilling Company. In the early 1930's, Arthur bought a farm near Pauls Valley, OK, where he engaged in farming and water well drilling.

When Lottie was 14 years old, in 1927, her mother gave her five dollars to go to Texas to find work. She caught a ride from Oklahoma City with a man and a women and wound up in Wichita Falls, Texas, where the Salvation Army found her a job in a garment factory at $17 per week. It was here that she met Olvis Jackson Minter from Pine Forest, TX. They married and had two children: Thomas Jackson Minter and Betty Lou (Minter) Gaetz.

In 1935, Lottie and Olvis divorced. Betty lived with her mother and Thomas lived with his father. Lottie and Betty returned to Oklahoma City following the divorce.

Back in Oklahoma City, Lottie found work at Wilson & Company. In 1946, she attended beauty school and obtained a license to practice cosmetology in Oklahoma. From then until the 1970's, she owned and operated a beauty shop. During this period of her life, she married William "Bill" Wynne in 1963, who died not long after their marriage.

In 1969 she bought lake front property in eastern Oklahoma on Lake Eufaula, and moved there permanently in 1977. She was an active member at the First Christian Church in Eufaula, Oklahoma, and was participated in the "Friendly Lake Eufaula Area Supporters" (FLEAS) for many years. A generous woman, while at Lake Eufaula, Lottie kept and cared for two teenage Chinese girls for a period of time. Throughout her life, she was independent and self-supportive. One time when she was in her late eighties in discussing her finances, she said, "I may just go to Tulsa and get a job." She wore high heels well into her eighties.

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