Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


George Russell DEATHERAGE "Jr"

1.  Came to Indian Territory in 1896.

2.  Retired farmer.

3.  Religion:  Member of the Church of God, 5th at Townsend, Ada, Oklahoma


Byrd Joseph DEATHERAGE

1.  The first mention we have in history of the Deatherage family is of one D'Aeth who came from Flanders in 1066 in the train of William the Conquerer. Afterwards he married a woman whose name was Etherage and from this was derived the present family name.

2.  Three brothers came to Virginia in 1675.  From these three brothers came the numerous descendants of that name living in the United States.

3.  Byrd Deatherage came to North Arkansas in 1855 and settled in Johnson County and afterwards at the Wilson Spring (as it is now known) near Harrison.  After some years he came to Baxter County and settled not far from the present site of Gassville.  At the beginning of the Civil War he went to Missouri where two of his sons enlisted in the Union Army.

4.  Byrd Deatherage married Lucinda Pollard who was of a distinguished family of Virginia.  He himself was a cousin of the Byrd family of Virginia who have become famous statesmen and explorers.

5.  After the Civil War, Byrd and his five sons and two daughters returned to Arkansas and settled near the site of the Colfax meeting house.  This meeting house which still stands was built when he was a school director of the district.  He also served as one of the three commissioners in the first county organization.  The family later moved to Three Brothers.  John C. Deatherage, a son of Byrd built the first school house at Three Brothers and was well known all over North Arkansas.  Only two of the old stock of this branch of the Deatherage family remain in Baxter County.  They are Abner, a realestate man of Cotter, and Joe A., a well known minister and lecturer on 6.Freemasonry.

6.  Information from History of Baxter County...page 148.


William Terrell HAYES

1.  William's birthday is uncertain...it may be 9 Jan 1870...Deep Creek District, P. O. Clarkesville, Habersham, Georgia.

2.  Shortly after the death of  baby Ray, the family moved to Fitshugh,  Indian Territory, Oklahoma

3.  William & Mary lost four children to fever.  Three in Indian Territory and one in the "new" state of Oklahoma.  The fear of fever was never forgotten by the Hayes children as they grew up.  The cure for typhoid fever was unknown then.  

4.   Sources:...From Bessie-Floy-Bertie's personal knowledge...Richard & Alan Jones records... Pontotoc County Genealogical Society Quartlery.

5.  6 Jun 1929....Terrell Hayes & family took dinner with their son Ernest Hayes & family.  PCHGS

6.  Mary Bug & William T. separated shortley before his death...she said if she had known he was about to die she would have stayed with him.

7.  They were owner of a dry-goods and grocery store @ McGee and later in Sulphur, Oklahoma, where he died.  The address in Sulphur was 1322 West Vinita.


Mary Bug "Mollie" WRIGHT

1.  9 May 1929....Mrs. Molly Hayes & daugher Floy spent Tuesday afternoon in the Bruce Little home.

2.  Mollie died @ 3:30 P.M. at Floy's house at 1800 NW 9th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

3.  Richard reports marriage date of 4 Jan 1891, removed to Oklahoma Indian Territory by wagon that same year and settled in Davis, Indian Territory, Oklahoma.


Roy HAYES

1.  Ray Hayes died as an 8-month old baby with (Typhoid) Fever.


Cecil HAYES

1.  Cecil died with fever...at 13 months of age.


William Clyde HAYES

1.  William Clyde Hayes also died of fever at 16 months of age.


Floy Marie HAYES

1.  "Summers Chapel" items from Stratford Star....22 Aug 1929....Floy Hayes spent Thursday with her sister Mrs. Bessie Jones.

2.  22 May 1930...Miss Floy Hayes of Oklahoma City is visiting her parents Terrell Hayes & Family.  PCGS.

3.  Floy's last permanent residence was 418 East Poplar, Holdenville, Oklahoma - 74848.  However, she lived with Richard Jones at Choctaw, Oklahoma  for a time before her death.  

4.  Floy never married.

5.  This writer had her dancing to his ukelele up in Oklahoma City in 1989 at the  Jones reunion.   What a gal!


Dorothy HAYES

1.  Dorothy Hayes was the last child of William & Mary to die of fever.  

2.  She died at 18 months of age.


James Winfield "Jim" WRIGHT

1.  Jim is buried in Lot 4, Block 3l, Sp.8E in Rosedale Cemetery, Ada, Oklahoma.

Head stone photo...
Bessie Hayes (Jones) writings.
Dortha Lee Lewis Watson.
Richard Jones
Death Certificate
PCHGS: 26:118 Vol XXVI No. l & Vol. XXX11, No. 2.


Sarah Wade CYPERT

1.  Sarah died @ 6:00 AM, 213 West 6th or 527 West 8th, Ada, Oklahoma. [At Pearl's home]


Loma M. WRIGHT

1.  There is some question of the correct name...It could be Lana or Lona...


Mattie HAYES

1.  Richard D. Jones reports that Mattie & George were married on 30 May 1890.

2.  According to the obituary at the time of her sister, Laura's death on 27 Aug 1952, Mattie lived at Lincoln, Nebraska.


Oma Ethel HAYES

1.  Oma had Lena or Lila out-of-wedlock and never married the father.  [Unknown to this writer]

2.  In the 1910 Garvin County, Oklahoma census the following is found:
                         Joe Globe, age 30 born Mo.
                         wife:  Ethel
                         Step-daughters:  Lena Burton 1898-1899    [Note:  Sam Burton must have adopted her]
                                                        Ola Burton born 1905

3.  In the 1930 census Oma E. Miller states her age at first marriage was either 12 or 13.  There was only a son present in the houshold...Cornelius, Jr. b. 1929.


Charles Arthur TABOR

1.  Source:  California Death Index, 1940-1997 Record  and family recoreds.


Ida Millicent HAYES

1.  According to the obiturary at the time of her mother's death, Ida lived at Eldorado, Oklahoma.

2.  24 Apr 1910 Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma.

3.  Obituary Copy:    Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home, Merced, California.

4.  This writer, Earl L. Jones, has in possession a three-page hand written letter from Ida Millicent to Wallace & Nettie Hayes dated 28 Jul 1945...plus a photo that shows her as very pretty young lady, and  another photo of Charlie Tabor & Ida.


Don(ald) Alvin HAYES

1.  It has been reported by others that Don may have been born at Mountain Home, Arkansas, or Little Rock, Arkansas, but, Wheelerville looks more likely to this writer since that is where the other children were born.

2.  He worked on a Railroad.

3.  He was also a carpenter, construction worker, & gin machinest of which the latter is listed on his Registration Card No. 2217  -1804 No. 15, (probably 1915) which at the time showed he had a wife and three children.

4.  24 Apr 1910 Garvin County, Oklahoma Census.  Social Security Death Register.   SSN 525-10-1069

5.  He suffered from diabetes and gout all through life...

6.  Don Hayes of England records...Mountain View Cemetery (Headstone), Lordsburg, Hidalgo, New Mexico.  (This writer visited the cemetery)

7.  Andrew "Andy" Lester Hayes, son of Alvin Lester Hayes, researched the movements of Alvin in his early life when he was with his father, Don.  The family moved from Stratford, Oklahoma  in 1923 and went to Lordsburg, New Mexico.

8.  Richard Jones gives alternate marriage date of 24 Aug 1909...


Ada Elizabeth PARKER

1.  Delayed birth Certificate is in conflict of other sources...1891, Ballinger, Runnels, Texas...

2.  It is said that Ada suffered from TB and may have been the deciding factor in their moving from Oklahoma to New Mexico.

3.  Cousin, Donalvan Victor Hayes, of England reports that she died in Bakersfield, California and his father, Alvin Lester Hayes had her body sent back to Lordsburg by train, for which he paid.  (Reported by Andrew "Andy" Lester Hayes to Don)


Albert W. "Blackie" HAYES

1.  Albert was a Corporal in the U. S. Army during WW II.

2.  He was attached to Anti -Aircraft on a Pacific Island...

3.  He was captured by the Japanese...and as a POW, was treated in a most cruel manner and in-humane by his captors in the Philippines.  He survived the Baatan Death March.  He related many stories about the bad treatment and the lack of food and medicine...how he and the others would eat anything that got into the confines of the prison camp that they could capture.  Seems I remember that he related stories about the worst stuff to eat was a dog or monkey, not only did they taste bad, they were tough and stringy...snakes, bugs, or anything else were edible.

4.  One of his duties was to work in the potato patch and if anyone was ever caught trying to smuggle one back into camp they would be severely punished with the butt of a rifle or bayonet, and of course his hungar and starvation caused him to get his share of the beatings!

5.  He was released at the end of the war in 1945 and brought back to a hospital in San Francisco where he was visited by many of his kin...Wallace & Nettie Hayes, Delena, Argie (mother of this writer) , RJ and I'm sure others that I cannot verify.  This writer heard some sad conversations from his mother Argie about how skinney and under nourished Albert was.  Apparently he had been a fairly large [but not fat] young man but at that time his weight was down in the eighties.  It was said that he was just "skin & bones".

6.  His sister Margarette claims hat he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. (Needs to be confirmed)

7.  Albert later rode the Rodeo Circuit all dressed in black...thus, his nickname "Blackie".

8.  This writer's Aunt Delene Hayes Roberts who is still living in Cushing, Oklahoma as of 20 Jan 2010 has confirmed his nickname "Blackie" and confirmed the stories mentioned above since she was one of the family  who actually visited him at the hospital when he was released from the POW camp in 1945.


Don(ald) Alvin HAYES

1.  It has been reported by others that Don may have been born at Mountain Home, Arkansas, or Little Rock, Arkansas, but, Wheelerville looks more likely to this writer since that is where the other children were born.

2.  He worked on a Railroad.

3.  He was also a carpenter, construction worker, & gin machinest of which the latter is listed on his Registration Card No. 2217  -1804 No. 15, (probably 1915) which at the time showed he had a wife and three children.

4.  24 Apr 1910 Garvin County, Oklahoma Census.  Social Security Death Register.   SSN 525-10-1069

5.  He suffered from diabetes and gout all through life...

6.  Don Hayes of England records...Mountain View Cemetery (Headstone), Lordsburg, Hidalgo, New Mexico.  (This writer visited the cemetery)

7.  Andrew "Andy" Lester Hayes, son of Alvin Lester Hayes, researched the movements of Alvin in his early life when he was with his father, Don.  The family moved from Stratford, Oklahoma  in 1923 and went to Lordsburg, New Mexico.

8.  Richard Jones gives alternate marriage date of 24 Aug 1909...