Saturday, July 21, 2012

Frank Spencer Obituary

Frank Spencer as a young man.
The Bristow News
Thursday, May 7, 1959
Page 1

Rites Wednesday For Mr. Spencer -- Church Member Seventy Years

Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Free Will Baptist church for Frank Wolfward [Walford?] Spencer with the Reverend George M. Schaum officiating, assisted by the Reverend Waldo Young.

Mr. Spencer died Sunday [3 May 1959] in Bristow Memorial hospital.

He was born in Kentucky, May 20, 1868 and came to Oklahoma in 1904.  A retired farmer and carpenter, he had lived in Bristow for 30 years.  He had been a member of the Free Will Baptist church for 70 years.

Survivors are his wife, Mollie, of the home, 309 East Second; six daughters, Mrs. Viola Miller, Bristow, Mrs. Vickie Palmer, Waco, Texas, Mrs. Allie Walls, Antioch, California, Mrs. Leora Arnold, Drumright, Mrs. Rosa Osburn, Tahlequah, and Mrs. Ida Brown, California; one son, William Spencer, Bristow; one stepson, Sherman Hammons, McKinney, Texas; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ada Looney, Venica, California; 27 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery with Dunaway funeral home in charge of arrangements.

This is the obituary we found today for Zachary's great, great grandfather.  We went to the public library in Bristow, Oklahoma for Anna's first genealogy research trip.

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