Husband of Virginia E. Bray. Son of Urban Miller Goltry and Rosetta Green.
DEATH CLAIMS S.T. GOLTRY, AREA PIONEER
Death claimed another of Enid's and northwest Oklahoma's pioneer business men and leaders early Saturday when S.T. Goltry, 80, died at his home, 1002 West Maple.
Although he had been ill since last January, news of his death was received with much regret by his legions of friends.
Mr. Goltry and his father, Urban M. Goltry and his brother, Charles W. Goltry of Enid played a very important part in the development of Enid and several communities in this region.
They came to Enid in 1900 and purchased the First National Bank of Enid, and they operated this institution until 1910, when they sold it to H.H. Champlin.
They also organized and were interested in banks at Carrier, Goltry, Ames, Hunter, Douglas and Lucien, being influential in getting several residents from Iowa, their former state, to come to this region and engage in business.
They also were interested in a large number of grain elevators, lumber yards and kindred businesses in this region. In fact, it was the Goltry and Sons firm that built the first grain elevator in each and every town west of Enid on the Frisco line to and including Avard.
Mr. Goltry also owned and operated the first automobile in Enid, those with the rear seat facing the back.
In late years, Mr. Goltry had sold his banking interests and was involved for several years in farming and ranching and the production of livestock. He also had a hobby of repairing violins and he became very adept at this during the late years of his life.
Mrs. Goltry preceded him in death on May 29, 1938.
His immediate surviving relatives are three sons, Hershel U. Goltry of Amber, Okla., Homer W. Goltry of Enid and Joe W. Goltry of Chickasha; three daughters, Mrs. F.A. Hudson and Mrs. Fern Price of Enid and Mrs. Frances Whitlock of Omaha, Nebr.; two brothers, Charles W. Goltry of Enid and Marlin Goltry of Arnolds Park, Iowa, and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Garton of Chickasha.
Tentative funeral services have been set for 10 o'clock Monday morning at the family home, with the Rev. Fletcher S. Crowe, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Enid Cemetery with the Fossett-Schaeffer funeral home in charge.
During his business life in Enid and throughout this region, Mr. Goltry made hundreds of loyal friends and they were quick, upon learning of his death, to send messages of condolence to the family.
Virginia E. Bray Goltry
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