Floyd Owen Gildon

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Floyd Owen Gildon

  • Birth 14 Jun 1955
  • Death 16 Dec 1960 Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Plot Block 22
  • Memorial ID 48304207

[Excerpts From The Lawton Constitution December 16, 1960.]

Three small children of a young Duncan widow whose husband was killed in a traffic accident a year ago died this morning in a fire which destroyed the family's modest home.
The widow, Mrs. Betty Gildon, fled to safety with her infant son. Dead are Floyd, 5; Curtis, 3; and Levonia, 2; who had been sleeping in a seperate bedroom from where Mrs. Gildon and the infant son slept. It was believed the victims died of suffocation. Bodies of the three children were found huddled under some clothing in a closet of a bedroom where they had slept. The children apparently had gone to the closet, which did not have a door, to escape the heat and smoke. C.C. Lawson, Duncan Fire Chief said, "a lot of burned matches" were found in the heavily damaged bedroom where the children had slept. He added it appeared the fire started in this room.
Mrs. Gildon's husband, Deverl, was killed in a one truck accident near Guthrie about this time last year.

Betty died August 11, 2002, in Indiana.


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  • Created by: J. Johnson
  • Added: 18 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48304207
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Floyd Owen Gildon (14 Jun 1955–16 Dec 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48304207, citing Duncan Municipal Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by J. Johnson (contributor 47208695) .