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 David Wright Lynn

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David Wright Lynn

  • Birth 30 May 1896 Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, USA
  • Death 1 May 1982 Hennessey, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Hennessey, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 83823075

From the Hennessey Clipper (Used with permission):

Dec 2, 1926: David Lynn came down from Enid Saturday evening and spent the night and all day Sunday with his aunt, Clara Lynn.

Apr. 8, 1926: Mrs. Clara Lynn and David Lynn visited Mrs. Emma Umberger Sunday afternoon.

Feb. 4, 1926: Dave Lynn is staying with his Aunt Clara, this week. Mrs. Clara Lynn, who has been a mite ill is getting better.


David had a younger brother whose name was Dewey. David and Dewey were raised by their Aunt Clara and Uncle John Thomas Lynn (see FG memorial 7975804 (his father died between 1900 and 1910 in a horsing accident). The boys do not show in the home of John and Clara in 1900, but appear with them in the 1910 census in Kingfisher County, OK. His father's birthplace is listed as Iowa.

He registered for the draft for WWI and WWII, and was exempted due to his right hand, which was severely broken in a railroad mishap. On those documents, he listed his birthplace as Colfax, New Mexico, and in 1942 indicated a Mrs. Rose Smith of Tyro, KS as the person who would always know his mailing address.

His birthday has been listed both as May 3 (WWI registration)and as May 30, 1896 (most other documents).

His grandparents (father's parents) were James Lynn (born in CT) and Melorah Cook (born in NJ). His father's name would have been either Samuel W. or Andrew J. (the only boys in the James Lynn home to have been born in Iowa).

David Lynn married Hattie Gregory Umberger (former wife of George Umberger) and the couple adopted my mother, Evelynn Grace Beebe on 18 November 1940 in Kingfisher County, OK.

Their farm was located in the old township of Lacey, OK at coordinates 36.100985,-98.092429. They lived there until Hattie died in 1972.

If you are reading this and you know who Mrs. Rose Smith is, or you have any other information about my grandfather's, grandmother's, or mother's family, I would SO love to hear from you!

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  • Created by: Val Lovelace
  • Added: 21 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83823075
  • Val Lovelace
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for David Wright Lynn (30 May 1896–1 May 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83823075, citing Hennessey Cemetery, Hennessey, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Val Lovelace (contributor 47525955) .