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 Susan Jane “Sue” <I>Murphree</I> Walden

Susan Jane “Sue” Murphree Walden

Birth
Saint James, Stone County, Arkansas, USA
Death 27 Mar 1989 (aged 91)
Oklahoma, USA
Burial Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Drive 2, Section 2, Lot 0901
Memorial ID 79915470 · View Source
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Susan Jane Murphree was born February 28, 1898 in St James, Arkansas (Stone County), daughter of Franklin Cicero Murphree (1849-1936) and Margrett Melinda Catherine Greenway (1856-1929).

The 1910 Federal Census for Municipal, Oklahoma (Bryan County) shows Susie J. Murphree, age 12, born in Arkansas; living with her father, Franklin C. Murphree, a farmer, age 60, born in Alabama; and her mother, Margarett C., age 54, born in Arkansas. The census shows that Franklin and Margarett had been married 35 years and had given birth to 10 children, of which 7 were still living. Also living in the household were two of Susie's siblings: James M. Murphree, a farm laborer, age 18; and Owen T., a farm laborer, age 15; both born in Arkansas.

Sometime around 1916, Susan married Obie Wright Walden who was born June 11, 1892 in Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall County), son of William B. 'Billy' Walden and Laura (maiden name unknown). The 1920 Federal Census for Ada Ward 2, Oklahoma (Pontotoc County) shows Sue Walden, age 21, born in Arkansas; and her husband, Obie W. Walden, an ice cream maker, age 26, born in Texas. Living with them were two children: Laura K. Walden, age 2 years 8 months; and Mary F. Walden, age 3 months; both born in Oklahoma.

The 1930 Federal Census for Chickasaw, Oklahoma (Pontotoc County) shows Sue Walden, age 33, born in Arkansas; and her husband, Obie W. Walden, a farmer, age 36, born in Texas. Living with them were five children: Kathryn Walden, age 12, born in Oklahoma; Mary Walden, age 10, born in Oklahoma; Obie Walden and Opal Walden (twins), age 8, born in Texas; and Billy Walden, age 2 years 2 months, born in Oklahoma. Also living in the household was Susan's father, Franklin C. Murphree, a widower, age 81, born in Alabama.

The 1940 Federal Census for Durant, Oklahoma (Bryan County) shows Sue Walden, age 41, born in Arkansas; and her husband, Obie W. Walden, a public school janitor, age 44, born in Texas. Living with them were three children: Obie W. Jr. and Opal L. Walden (twins), age 18, born in Texas; and Billie F. Walden, age 12, born in Oklahoma.

Obie died May 3, 1973 in Durant, Oklahoma (Bryan County) and was buried there in Highland Cemetery. Susan died March 27, 1989 in Oklahoma and was buried beside her husband.


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  • Created by: TimelessSpirits
  • Added: 5 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79915470
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Jane “Sue” Murphree Walden (28 Feb 1898–27 Mar 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79915470, citing Highland Cemetery, Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by TimelessSpirits (contributor 47310549) .