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Name: Paul Thompson <jpt3343@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-09-21
Surnames I'm Researching: Thompson, McBride
Subject: Great Site!
Comments:
I like your website. It is well organized and has lots of useful information. Thanks.
 

Name: Patsy (Wells) Calkins <patsyskip1@cox.net>
Date: 2008-08-11
Surnames I'm Researching: Wells, Axley, Bell, Bingham, Hooper
Subject: genealogy
Comments:
Hello,
I am researching my family genealogy and am wondering whether or not there might be information available regarding my family and what I need to do to obtain printed copies.

I was told that there is an old cemetary approximately three miles south of the Bixby City Cemetary. Can you give me information on how to locate it?

Thank you for your assistance!

Patsy Calkins

 

Name: franklin hughes <feh@olp.net>
Date: 2008-06-12
Subject: william dunlap civil war discharge
Comments:
i enjoy your website very much. the civil war discharge of william dunlap was interesting, his wife was previously married to my great, great grandfather david g hughes. after his death she married william dunlap. her name was isabelle durossette. she had three children with each husband. they were long time residents of the stone bluff, leonard area. thanks for letting me look around.
 

Name: ddstizza <ddstizza@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-06-12
Surnames I'm Researching: Vaughan, Peters & Smith
Subject: Vaughan, Peters & Smith Families
Comments:
My grandparents, Leonard P. Vaughan & Edith W. Vaughan, owned a grocery store in Bixby in the early 1900's. My mother, Marguerite Vaughan, was born in Bixby in 1919. My mother was one of seven children. Her siblings were Donald, Clyde, Myrtle, Nadine, Grace & Vina Vaughan. My grandparents are buried in the Bixby. Does anyone have any information on my family?

Other relatives of the Vaughan family were the Peters and Smith families.

Thanks for your help.
Dorothy Stizza

 

Name: Ronnia Manasco <rmmanasco@cox.net>
Date: 2008-06-06
Surnames I'm Researching: Manasco, Willis, Poe, Hudson, Beene, Terry ect.
Subject: Family Research
Comments:
I have some limited info on some of these family's mentioned above, and would like to gather more extended information to complete my research...I know that most of these families are buried in the Bixby Cemetery, for the exception of the Manasco's, and they are mostly buried in Floral Haven Cemetery, of Broken Arrow, OK.
Any help here would be appreciated...
Thank You,
Ronnia Manasco

 

Name: Gardner W. Carson <gardnerw36@aol.com>
Date: 2008-05-19
Surnames I'm Researching: carson, godfry
Comments:
While looking trough the comments I came across the name of Stone Bluff. I remember my mother telling about them camping there when she was a little girl.
My Grandfather James William Turner was a Wanderer and Horse trader traveling over Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas, in a covered wagon. I have a picture of the family in front of a tent near Telaquah. My mother said they were cutting blocks for the railroad. This would have been around 1914 a couple of years before or after. If anyone is interested in the picture would be happy to share.

 

Name: Judy (Axley) Robertson <judy59709199@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-28
Surnames I'm Researching: Axley
Comments:
Great website. I truly enjoyed reading the article about my great-grandmother, Sarah D. Axley. It was interesting to learn that she and her children, including my grandfather, Arthur A. Axley, had walked from Alabama to Oklahoma.

More interesting is the statement that she had six children. The family only knew of Arthur, Maude, Nettie and Hettie.

 

Name: Bobby Brooks <RobertLB79@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-25
Comments:
I lived in Bixby for some time in the 70,s and went to school their --I miss it very much-- I now live Sandston Virginia--between Richmond and Williamsburg -I worked at the old 5 and 10 Ben Franklin douring my Highschool days grad-of1979 would love some news from what ever happened to Ben Franklin and my old friends coworkers--- Lousie Davis---Bea Medcalf---Lucy Norton---Freda Dewoody with which I had great times working and enjoying the green corn festible my address is Bobby Brooks 4807 Red Coach Terrace Sandston,Va 23150--possible contact is Mattie at Doc's thrif-t wise
 

Name: Douglas Warren <dougw71@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-30
Comments:
Just passing through (12/30/2007).

Doug

 

Name: Webmaster <bixby.okhs@cox.net>
Date: 2007-12-25
Comments:
Re: Armstrong message, below:

Tombstone for David and Lula Armstrong shows the following:
David, b. 1848, d. 1921 (comment: Father); Lula, b. 1869, d. 1939 (comment: Mother).
Bixby Cemetery, Bixby OK
An email copy of the tombstone is available at Bixby Historical Society.

Researched by Don House, Bixby Historical Society

 

Name: William Copeland <wcopeland@twmi.rr.com>
Date: 2007-12-16
Surnames I'm Researching: Armstrong, Bricker, Beasley and Acree
Comments:
I know that William David Armstrong (1848 - 1930) and Lula Bricker (1869 - 1938) are buried in Bixby's cemetery.
 

Name: Bixby Historical Society Webmaster <bixby.okhs@cox.net>
Date: 2007-12-04
Comments:
The message entered below by Captain Ron Williams was received at Bixby Historical Society on Nov 24, 2007. Williams requested that his email address not be posted on the internet since his minor children share the address with him and his wife. Inquirers may write Bixby Historical Society for contact information.
 

Name: Rob Williams <None>
Date: 2007-12-04
Comments:
My grandparents lived in Bixby. I visited them every summer when I was growing up. I always thought the downtown flag pole was really neat. My grandpa told me it was placed there in memory of a young soldier who died in WWI. Being career military, that makes it even more special.
During Thanksgiving, I was in Coweta visiting relatives and drove over to Bixby to look around. It has really changed. The old flag pole has been replaced with a new stick like one that is not nearly as interesting.
My cousin had told me Bixby icons were disappearing, one at a time. I see the old flag pole was moved to the city park, but it sure would look better if it was back in its old place in the middle of the street, in memory of Bixby soldiers who died for our freedom.
Any thoughts?

 

Name: franklin hughes <feh@opl.net, >
Date: 2007-12-02
Surnames I'm Researching: hughes, dunlap, durochette, winkler families.
Comments:
My fathers family came to Leonard and the Stone Bluff area soon after statehood. I am just looking for old family names and tidbits. Good Website.
 

Name: franklin hughes <feh@opl.net>
Date: 2007-11-30
Comments:
just looking, good site
 

Name: NOLAN RAYMOND YOUNG <TOPGUNNOLAN2@AOL.COM>
Date: 2007-11-15
Surnames I'm Researching: YOUNG
Comments:
I`AM TRYING TO FIND MY DADS FAMILY.HIS NAME IS RAYMOND WILLIAM YOUNG AND HIS DADS NAME WAS WAS WILLIAM WASHINGTON YOUNG . THEY CALLED HIM W.W.YOUNG. MY DAD WAS BORN IN OKLAHOMA.
 

Name: hugh james bruce <hughj29@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-19
Surnames I'm Researching: bixby
Comments:
i live in schuylerville n.y-i am trying to google search on a old bottle that has bixby on bottom of bottle..looks like 1900 or so
 

Name: Judy Stuck <tjstuck77@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-08-25
Surnames I'm Researching: Stuck, Ryan, Fugate, Henderson, Lyman
Comments:
looking for any information about the Tom Ryan Family and the Harry Stuck Family they lived at Jenks and Glenpool Harry and Jennie Stuck are buried at Bixby Cemetery
maybe their children are in the area.

Tom and Jesse Ryan lived at Jenks and are buried at Tulsa Rose Hill Memorial Park

Mary Fugate lived at Coweta but wanted to be buried next to her sister Rebecca Lyman at the Bixby City Cemetery

Thanks
Judy Stuck

 

Name: Angela Gammill <angelrgamm@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-13
Surnames I'm Researching: Gammill, Moreland
Comments:
Hi. I really like this site. It's easy to navigate and find what one is looking for. Thank you for all the clues about my family that I finally found here.
 

Name: Tams Bixby Howard <dsahoward@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-02
Surnames I'm Researching: Bixby
Comments:
Just looking for things about My great grandad Tams Bixby and his fathers
 

Name: gardner carson <gardnerw36@aol.com>
Date: 2007-01-16
Surnames I'm Researching: carson
Comments:
Talked to Don house a couple of days ago. I am researching my grandfather who had a blacksmith shop in bixby about 1910 the 1910 census shows him in bixby township in 1910.
I attended bhs from 1946 to 1953

Gardner W. Carson
402 mesquite lane
Murchison, tx 75778
9034693210

 

Name: Chuck Hall <chucklotto@charter.net>
Date: 2007-01-14
Surnames I'm Researching: Chesley, Frank
Comments:
Frank Chesley was my Great-Grandfather, and he drilled the first Oil well at Glen Pool!
 

Name: S. Smith <sawalkers@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-11-18
Comments:
Dear Officers, Staff, and Volunteers at Bixby Historical Society,

Thank you for publishing A HISTORY OF THE BIXBY AREA, Centennial Edition. When I, first, received my copy of the book, I glanced through it, reading the titles and skimming through a few of the articles about people I knew. Not until I prepared excerpts from the book for publication on BHS web site did I actually sit down and read the entire book.

I have, yet, to read a novel that touched as many emotions as did this book. The authors expressed the joy, sorrow, fun times and the drudgery, that brought to life those folks who were so much a part of our history. Our rich heritage is overwhelming and humbling.

I am a Bixbian. I was born there, at home during an ice storm. The first seventeen years of my life, excluding a short stay in Ft. Smith, AR during World War II, were spent making memories in Bixby. I came home to Bixby to bury my mother, my dad and my husband, in Bixby Cemetery. A portion of my soul belongs to Tulsa, where Jim and I raised our family. However, my beloved Bixby owns my heart.

Again, thank you for taking the time to record our magnificent history. You are indeed appreciated.

S.W. Smith

 

Name: Shari Smith <bixbyokhs@cox.net>
Date: 2006-09-17
Comments:
A Call for Holiday Memories,

A new project, Holiday Memories, was added to the Bixby Historical Society web page. You are invited to submit your holiday memories to this user participation project. For more information go to our home page. Highlight New Additions on the left side of the page. Click on 'A Call for Holiday Stories.'

Your participation is appreciated.

Shari Smith, Webmaster
Bixby Historical Society
Bixby OK

 

Name: Freda Bridgeman <gf-bridgeman@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-09
Surnames I'm Researching: Hughes-Dunlap-Durossette
Comments:
I love your website. I found a lot of ancestry from the files of the Leonard Funeral Home records. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: William R Bixby <william.bixby@informa.com>
Date: 2006-06-28
Surnames I'm Researching: Bixby
Comments:
I came across your web site by accident when trying to research my family tree. I am pleased to sign your guest book and congratulate your informative web site.
 

Name: Brownie <tulseytown@cox.net>
Date: 2006-06-17
Surnames I'm Researching: 1904 First Bank in Bixby
Comments:
looking for info on buildings history in downtown Bixby
521-2048

 

Name: Dr. Harold L. Smith <haroldsmi@aol.com>
Date: 2006-06-06
Comments:
I received my book Thursday and have a hard time putting it down. Thank you for all of your hard work. I graduated from BHS in 1958.

Dr. Harold L. Smith
2308 Whisperton Drive
Arlington, Texas 76016
817-451-8920

 

Name: WARREN (GILL) JOHNSON <WARREN.JOHNSON@XETA.COM>
Date: 2006-01-09
Surnames I'm Researching: CHAMP JOHNSON
Comments:
I WAS INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT ABOUT WHAT INFORMATION YOU HAD ON CHAMP JOHNSON.
 

Name: Debbje Stevenson <debbie74346@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-01-07
Surnames I'm Researching: Stevenson, Compton, Alby, Kafer
Comments:
Wonderful website....Loved the stories, please put more on the website. Thanks, Debbie
 

Name: Janette Perryman <janettesworld@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Surnames I'm Researching: Davis, Sumner, Carney, Richardson
Comments:
Have enjoyed your site, I will be back
 

Name: Sheri Ishmael-Waldrop <swaldrop1995@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-06-23
Surnames I'm Researching: Ishmael, Burrus (Burris in the census), Beck
Comments:
The family of my grandfather, Martin Wilburn Ishmael born 1910 in Bixby, came to the Bixby area before 1910. James Dickerson Burrus and Emma Rebecca Beck Burrus, John Ishmael and Lucy Burrus Ishmael and children, along with several other Burrus children and their families, came to Oklahoma from Illinois. We don't know why they came, how long they were in the area, where they lived or what they did while in the area, but my great-grandfather, John Ishmael, passed away around 1910 and was buried in the "Spike S" cemetery, according to my grandfathers notes (After looking at your site I believe it is also called the Sanger Cemetery south of town). Jake E. Burrus was also buried there following a hunting accident. My family would appreciate any information you have on our family and the early years of the town. Thank you for site and helping to keep the history of Oklahoma.
Sheri Ishmael-Waldrop

 

Name: Reba Harvey <RebaOK@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-27
Surnames I'm Researching: BENNETT, MUNDELL, HARRIS, FRAILEY, DUNLOP/DUNLAP, HIGGINBOTHAM
Comments:
Two of my ancestors (George Washington HARRIS and Charles Richard 'BeneDick' FRAILEY) are buried on the Sanger (old Spike S) farm. Am especially interested in finding out more about George Washington HARRIS' ancestory.
 

Name: Velta M. Linebarger <velrayline2@ aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-22
Surnames I'm Researching: Bullock
Comments:
I am very interested in the History of the Bullock family. I am the daughter of Vergil Edward
Bullock.

 

Name: Carol Cline <ruby.carol@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-01-16
Surnames I'm Researching: Garlick
Comments:
Researching my grandfather,Omer Garlick who lived in Bixby who died Feb 8, 1955.
I am unable to find anything on him and would appreciate anything you might have.
He lived in Bixby as did his brother Delmar, for many years.

 

Name: Don Williams <DonHillWilliams@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-14
Surnames I'm Researching: Barnes, Jeffries, Lee,
Comments:
I have a number of relatives living in the Bixby area now. I am looking for old photos of Bixby downtown area. Thank you.
 

Name: Cathy Burdge <clburdge@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-14
Comments:
I'm taking a history class @ TCC and "Tam Bixby" was discussed last night as founding Bixby and I was just interested in reading a bit more about him and Bixby. My husband is the Mayor of Sand Springs so I understand the importance of communities and our history.

Thanks!
Cathy

 

Name: Mitch Kelly <saxman78@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-01-05
Surnames I'm Researching: Roderick
Comments:
I went to school in Bixby from 3rd grade until 9th grade and I'm trying to find Brent Roderick.
He probably graduated in 1978. Any info would be greatly appreciated! I still have my old Bixby Spartan sweatshirt. Bixby was a great place to grow up. Things have sure changed up there since I left in '75. GO SPARTANS!

 

Name: Kristi L. Dorris <Kristidorris@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-12-16
Surnames I'm Researching: Potts, Divine
Comments:
Hello Bixby!
 

Name: slasha <teen.girl.squad@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-12-01
Comments:
I love tom and bo apitz!!
 

Name: Michael DePriest <Dedoghunter@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-27
Surnames I'm Researching: DePriest
Comments:
Looking for information on DePriest Family history.
 

Name: Robert M Bilbruck, Ph.D. <bobb1925@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-10-24
Surnames I'm Researching: Bixby
Comments:
Tams Bixby was my Grandfather's (George Bixby's) Brother. I know from my mother, Helen, that they lived in Muskogee for some time and appearently he, George, had some job with the Indian Agency for the Five Civilized Tribes some time early in the 1900s. In 1942 I met Tams, Jr. at the newspaper in Springfield, Missouri. I certainly would like to know if anyone can clarify my Grandfather's association with the Five Civilized Tribes.
 

Name: link- <link-1356@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-08-25
Comments:
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Name: Don R Cagle <donsskywarn@juno.com>
Date: 2004-07-20
Comments:
Great Site, enjoy coming here.
 

Name: Joann Guinn <joanng2@cox.net>
Date: 2004-07-01
Comments:
Great web page
 

Name: Pam Marker <pmarker@olp.net>
Date: 2004-06-22
Surnames I'm Researching: Leonard-Neas-Cowell
Comments:
We have two group pictures from 1921 and 1929. We are looking for anyone who would be able to
point out Floyd C. Leonard. The first of only four Funeral Directors of Leonard and Marker
Funeral Home over the past 84 years.
Also, if anyone has pictures of Floyd C. Leonard, Joe Neas or Leon Cowell, we would appreciate
the opportunity to make copies and learn more about these men.
As we are proud of our history, we would like to have these memories on display in our Funeral
Home and share the stories with our community.

 

Name: Raymond and Martha Smith <raymar@academicplanet.com>
Date: 2004-06-13
Surnames I'm Researching: Martin, Frady
Comments:
Just found the web page and enjoyed reading the emails and Quaries. Thanks. Martha
 

Name: Michael Fox <foxmo@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2004-05-18
Comments:
Just browsing
 

Name: P. Joyce Barr <barr@adnc.com>
Date: 2004-05-14
Surnames I'm Researching: Pinion, Prowse, Cantner, Brown, Sample, Rundle, Newlin
Comments:
Hello,

I am researching the family of William E. Pinion. Any information or contact with relatives or friends would be great! This site has been very helpful. However, my email to you was sent back as not deliverable. Have you changed your email account?

Joyce Barr

 

Name: Donna Fancher <a55classic@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-28
Surnames I'm Researching: Fancher,Herington,Wagner,Whiteman
Comments:
My grandaughter was doing a report on Oklahoma, and I am fasinated by all the history it has to offer. One could spend a life time exploring everything. I was just in your site home page because I couldn't find an entry point. So I will attempt it again.
Thank-you for keeping History alive, by keeping records.
Donna Fancher

 

Name: Donald M. Beene <shirldon@mc.net>
Date: 2004-04-26
Comments:
Planning visit to Bixby on 6/18 and 6/19/2004. Time again for Willis family reunion (maternal grandparents). Hope to find your facility "open" so we can browse.
I still consider myself to be a Bixbyite (is that a word) even though my family moved away during
the late 1930's to California. Chasing jobs, as so many others were at the time. I would have been part of high school class of 1949. Still remember some of the class names! Any news about a 55-year class reunion? What are dates for your Corn Festival this year?

 

Name: Sonja Tashman <ironcloud@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-04-25
Surnames I'm Researching: Mobbs, Beggs, Wilson
Comments:
I was trying to trace my family tree and had some choctaw, chickasaw lineage that I wanted to take a closer look at.
 

Name: Robb <robbyrobb70@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-22
Comments:
looking for information about an international tour of Bixby.
 

Name: John Nelson Bixby <jbixby@nlis.net>
Date: 2004-04-21
Comments:
Just checking out the Bixby name. Hope I can visit someday.

Jack Bixby
Cumberland, Maine

 

Name: Judy Bertoli <jlbertoli@msn.com>
Date: 2004-04-09
Surnames I'm Researching: Moody, Reeves(Reaves)
Comments:
My great grandparents were Ransom Monroe Moody & Martha(Mattie Reeves) Moody. They lived in Bixby and appear on the census for 1920 & 1930. Believe he was a rancher and she ran the old movie theater.

Any info would be appreciated.

Love your site. It has been so helpful.

 

Name: Janette Perryman <Janettesworld@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-03-29
Surnames I'm Researching: Perryman, Sumner, Davis, Carney
Comments:
Trying to prove a Dr. Carney's first name. Was married to my ggggrandmother, she is buried at the Bixby Cem., by the first entance. She died 1934, lived in Leonard at time of her death. Not sure where the Carney's lived, due to the fact that she was living in the HH of her son-in-law, Zeb Davis. She was born a Meadors from KY, married a Sumner, became a wd and m Dr. Carney. Also need to know if there was a deaf school in the area about 1900 to 1910. You have a lovely town and area I have visited more than once. I am from AR. I have family from your area.
 

Name: Pat Eddins <rena2000@cox.net>
Date: 2004-03-11
Surnames I'm Researching: Mullen--Shepherd--Wagley
Comments:
Am trying to comfirm burial site of family members.Bixby City Cem. Miles Mullen and Ada Howell Mullen.
Great site.

 

Name: Lisa (DeGroff)Lykins <Lisadelivers@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-09
Surnames I'm Researching: LYKINS, DeGroff, LeComte
Comments:
I was married from Dec. 7, 1989 until Dec. 16, 1991 to Timmy Lee Lykins. Timmy and his family still live there. I lived in Bixby from Jan. 1990 until March 1990. I moved to Tulsa where I lived until ?April or May ? until I flew home to Ohio. I have a son from this brief marriage. I would like as much information as I can find regarding his family. Timmy's parents: Larry and Frances Lykins. Timmy's brother: Ray "Allen" Lykins. Timmy's Daughter: Rachel Lykins (her mother is Ginger Lee. My (Timmy's) son is Devin Lee Lykins. He is now 13. He has never met his dad and has met his sister Rachel only once when she visited Ohio with her mother in the summer of 2000. Timmy has only seen Devin in person once when he was 2 months old. Timmy does not attempt to contact Devin. I need vital medical history information as well as genealogy info. Thank you for any help you can provide. ~Lisa M. (DeGroff) Lykins
 

Name: Shelly Davis Osborn <straitmadness@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-04
Comments:
I am the grandaughter of Cleo Easton Nichols and Edward Livingson "Bud" Nichols. Granny was a nurse for Dr. Daily for some time. We are all long time Bixby residents.
 

Name: Linda Turner <lmturner@idir.net>
Date: 2004-02-20
Surnames I'm Researching: Cooper
Comments:
My grandfather James Cooper was a traveling minister from a church in Bixby. I was curious about the community.
 

Name: Shari Smith, Webmaster, Bixby Historical Society <bixbyokhs@cox.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Comments:
Welcome to Bixby Historical Society Guestbook. Please feel free to add your comment, suggestions and inquiries. Thank you for visiting Bixby Historical Society Web Page.

Several of the following comments are reprinted from an earlier guestbook. This explains the two dates for the entries.

 

Name: Debbie YOUNG <countrygrl_67@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: DUNLAP.DUROSSETTE,HUGHES,ROBBINSON?.
Comments:
Friday 02/16/2001 4:23:57pm
TAYLOR,YOUNG... THis is just some of my Bixby Surnames amoung others are
HARRIS, LINKER,LYKINS,WILLCUTT....

 

Name: Alice Snider Bass <redheadedndn@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Shepherd and Snider families
Comments:
Wednesday 02/21/2001 3:52:45pm
I am a grandaughter of Grover and Lula Shepherd. Their daughter Dessie married Bob Snider. I was born and raised in Bixby. I enjoy seeing anything about the town I remember growing up in as a child. Keep up the good work.

 

Name: Donald Lee House <dlh1@olp.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: House, Vernon, Payden
Comments:
Wednesday 02/28/2001 3:59:35pm
Born and raised in Bixby area mid '30s to mid 50's. Now living in Bixby after several years on East Coast. Web page is a great asset for the Bixby Historic Society.

 

Name: Steve King <steve.d.king@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Mose, Devin, Yockey
Comments:
Friday 03/02/2001 2:24:24pm
Great web page, looks good and has lots of useful information. Keep it up.

 

Name: Sherry Jones <sjones4842@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Jones,Martin,Anderson,Payne
Comments:
Monday 04/02/2001 8:20:52am
I was so happy to find this site. I think it is going to be very useful for my research once people find that it is here and we can all start sharing info!!

 

Name: Tina <dlmangel15@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: BUCKMASTER, CRITSER
Comments:
Tuesday 04/10/2001 1:10:06pm
My grandfather was JAMES EDWARD BUCKMASTER. My great grandparents were WILLIAM and LAURA CRITSER and my great uncle was ELMER CRITSER. I don't know the maiden surname of LAURA CRITSER. They are all three buried in the Bixby Cemetery. I have been researching without much luck and am hoping someone can help. Any information is appreciated.

 

Name: Darren <djh31@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: COPPEDGE
Comments:
Tuesday 04/10/2001 1:14:19pm
I am attempting to find information on my great grandfather WILLIAM JORDAN COPPEDGE. He was originally from Franklin Co. North Carolina but (as was told by my grandmother) moved to Bixby, Oklahoma after 1900. He was apparently a pharmacist and had a pharmacy in Bixby. His father (whose name I do not know) was apparently a doctor in Bixby in the same time period.
We also have pictures from a funeral in 1941 that took place in Mounds OK. He also apparently rode in a posse to catch Jesse James (though I am not sure if the time period is right for this to be true).
Please contact me at jdh31@earthlink.net.

 

Name: S. Jones <SJones4842@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Jones, Martin, Anderson, Payne
Comments:
Tuesday 04/10/2001 1:16:34pm
Looking for information on any of the above families. My father was CHESTER JONES, (twin to Lester), although born in AR, they and their large family of brothers and sisters grew up in the Leonard/Bixby area.

 

Name: Susan Perkins <bsperk@geotec.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: COPPEDGE
Comments:
Tuesday 04/10/2001 1:18:16pm
I would like to get in touch with the people looking for info on Dr. Coppedge, he was my gr-grandfather and would like to write them. Could you supply their e-mail address? Susan Perkins

 

Name: Shari Smith <sawalkers@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: FULLER, WALKER, SHORES, FISHER
Comments:
Tuesday 04/10/2001 1:56:29pm
Need informtion about Jennings Fuller whose obituary is shown in the Bixby Historical Society Obituaries. Any information appreciated.

 

Name: Helen Christian <hchristi@olp.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: MIZE, CHRISTIAN
Comments:
Monday 04/16/2001 10:56:10am
Thanks for such a wonderful HISTORY of my home Bixby, OK.

 

Name: Deb Young <Countrygrl_67@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: DUNLAP, TAYLOR, YOUNG
Comments:
Monday 05/07/2001 9:57:23am
This is what my Aunt Leona (DUNLAP) TURNER, a resident of Bixby, today told me of her child hood memories -- TheY lived at Mt. Creek Bride on the Tulsa Co. side of the Wagoner & Tulsa Co line. The house was on same side of the road as the mountain. She remembers a concrete block building on the same side of the road as the house. Perhaps this was Coal Holler. The first house was my grandfather's, Richard DUNLAP; .the second was Sam & Betty DUNLAP's. Snake Creek Bridge was just across the railroad tracks. On the left was a little white house where we went to alot. I think this house belonged to Joseph & Julia YOUNG, who were my great granparents. If you turn right, you come to Blue Whole. Don CARMICHEAL, now lives there. The TAYLOR family once lived there. Can you help with location today? Deb aka as Countrygrl_67@yahoo.com

 

Name: Summers <sssummers60@cs.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: SUMMERS
Comments:
Monday 05/07/2001 10:14:38pm
I think the site is great.
I come here often just to see what has
been added.

 

Name: Jack Delaney Allen <: jallen39@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Williams, John Delaney
Comments:
Thursday 05/10/2001 8:34:36am
I'm trying to locate the grave of my great grandfather, John Delaney Williams, who migrated to Bixby, OK from Crawford County, AR. I checked the Leonard-Marker Funeral Home Records but found no record of his death or burial. He died on my birthday, January 3, 1929 in Bixby and I thought he was buried there. Can you tell me who to contact to check cemetery records? Also, was there another funeral service in Bixby in 1929?
Thank you for any help.

Jack Delaney Allen

 

Name: Alice Snider Bass <redheadedndn&amp;yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: SHEPHERD & SNIDER
Comments:
05/27/2001 11:12:47pm
I like the site and it was helpful in finding dates of family who had passed away. My father Robert Shelton Snider somehow has been overlooked. He is buried next to my mother Dessie Snider
Robert Shelton Snider b.June 26,1910 d.March 29, 1977. He was actually buried on April 1,1977, I don't know which these dates you use. He was the son of Frank L. Snider-Mo. Nina Smith-Ok. Could you please see that his name gets added to the cemetery burial list? I would deeply appreciate this kindness. Sincerely,
Alice Snider Bass

 

Name: Alice Snider Bass <redheadedndn@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: SNIDER
Comments:
Tuesday 06/19/2001 8:15:25pm
I have been told that a great uncle of my father ran a store in Stone Bluff at one time maybe even before the 1900's His name was Samuel Robert Snider. I would love to find out any info if I can. A couple of cousins and I are doing the Snider genealogy. Thank you.

 

Name: Ruthann Keith <rak49916@cs.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: GRANT
Comments:
Wednesday 07/11/2001 6:28:52pm
Could you tell me the address of Vital Statistics. I am trying to obtain my father's birth certificate. He was born in Bixby in 1918. His parents went ot Bixby to work in oil fields. Thank You Ruthann (Grant)Keith

 

Name: Shari Smith, Webmaster <bixbyokhs@cox.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Comments:
Oklahoma State Vital Records Office

Vital Records Service
Oklahoma State Dept of Health
1000 Northeast Tenth, Room 117
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
(405) 271-4040

Please make your check or money order payable to the Vital Records Service. The office is open to the public from 8:30 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. If you go to the office, you can pick up copies of records in about one hour, depending upon how busy they are.

Tulsa office:
Vital Records Service
108 N. Greenwood
Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 582-4973
Office hours: 8:30 am-4:00 pm M-F

Birth Records - $5.00 - available from Oct 1908 - Note:Oklahoma will only release Birth Certificates to the PERSON or the PARENT of the person named.

Death Records - $10.00 from Oct 1908

Marriage & Divorce - These records are available from the Clerk of Court in the county where the event occurred. Fees vary.

 

Name: Carol Cline <peachyforyou@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Garlick
Comments:
Wednesday 09/19/2001 1:00:13am
Thank you so much for the information I
was able to obtain from your website.

 

Name: Deborah Horton Core <dcore@mailbundle.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: HOBBS, HORTON, PARKER, HERRON
Comments:
Thursday 12/20/2001 11:28:14pm
 

Name: jboggs <jboggs1021@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: boggs-smith-simon-puckett-hilderbrand-sprague-spriggs-cunningham
Comments:
Saturday 01/19/2002 1:20:23pm
Nice site. Will be back.

 

Name: Rev. James C. Ray <RevJRay@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Comments:
Tuesday 02/05/2002 2:25:53pm
I have sure enjoyed your website I gained so much information from it...Thank You! How often do you update the site? Do you have any pictures of downtown Bixby around 1949 thru 1953 ?

 

Name: Linda <lmturner@idir.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Cooper
Comments:
Wednesday 02/20/2002 10:42:45am
I was told by the Dulaney-Browne Library in Oklahoma City that my Grandfather John Cooper was a local preacher for the Methodist Episcopal church, south in the Creek District at Bixby for the years 1910-1914, 1916 and 1918(as a local Deacon) I was hoping to find some information about the town and maybe something about my grandfather and family. I found your site very interesting and will be checking back from time to time to see the new things added. Thanks

 

Name: Wesley E. Parks <weparks@dellepro.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Parks, Lovett, Neafus, Taber
Comments:
Thursday 02/28/2002 2:24:48pm
My family lived in Bixby around 1930-1950. I've enjoyed the chance to read about Bixby's past and look forward to observing it's future.

 

Name: Marcia Frady Gifford <yea1962@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: FRADY - BRAS(S)FIELD
Comments:
Wednesday 03/06/2002 0:06:59am
Bixby will always be close to my heart! We lived across the street from the school and I could hardly wait to start! My Father, John E. Frady, Jr. graduated from BHS in the late '30s. As a little girl, Mr. Harvey, the Superintendent, was my hero. Our family moved after my first year in school, but I came back as often as I could and stayed as long as I could. My grandparents, John Edward and Mae Frady, owned Frady's Variety Store (later became Frady's Dry Goods). How I loved to "help" in the store! I'll never forget those wonderful Saturday nights on Main Street when people would sit in (or on) their cars and watch the crowds go by. THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND!!! My friends, Ruby Daniels, Armelda McMurray, and Jeanie Weaver come to mind as a most important part of my life there. Thanks for letting me go back in thought to a simpler time when my "world" was right there in Bixby, Oklahoma:) I'm glad I found you! I would like to become a member of this great Historical Society.

 

Name: Sue Sager Williams <charsuw@msn.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Sager
Comments:
Sunday 06/09/2002 10:37:14pm
My grandfather was Louis H. Sager. He ran the grain mill in the 20's and 30's. I was born in Bixby and moved to Arizona in the middle 30's. My grandparents moved to Arizona in the late 30's.

Several teachers roomed at my grandparents home and I was a regular visitor as my parents lived across the street. My grandparents home was across the street from the high school. I came down with the measles, the house was quarantined and the teachers had to move out until I got over the measles.

 

Name: Stella Ray <ray3062@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Newman
Comments:
Tuesday 09/03/2002 1:15:13pm
Daughter of William Henry and Nora Etta Newman. Born 9/9/32 In Leonard,Ok

 

Name: Jeff Collins <n/a>
Date: 2004-02-18
Comments:
Friday 10/11/2002 2:41:31pm
 

Name: Fleta <fleta@cswnet.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Comments:
Thank you so very much for providing this wonderful resource for us all to freely search for our family history. I found 3 death records and 2 obits for our family, and cleared up a mystery as I did not know the family lived in OK. The ggrandparents and the ggrandchildren are found in Arkansas, and it just never occured to me that the generation in between would be found in another state. You have a wonderfully helpful site.
 

Name: Ruth Korn <rutkorn@webtv.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: ElishaYoung/Kissah Shewmake
Comments:
Sunday 11/03/2002 0:15:35am
Just trying to find family but its hard, wish some one could help.... Thanks

 

Name: Dr. A. J. Bixby, Jr. <Bishop@wgfe.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Comments:
Wednesday 11/06/2002 5:51:28pm
 

Name: Joseph Brown <jsbrown@family-network.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Bittle/Brown (Bixby & Mounds area)
Comments:
Monday 12/30/2002 3:47:08pm
The Bittles are my cousins ,hey ya all

 

Name: bruce baker <not available>
Date: 2004-02-18
Comments:
Just surfing.
 

Name: Joy Strimple <jbs720@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: McCarrick
Comments:
Friday 01/17/2003 5:06:00pm
My mother, Martha Joy McCarrick was born here in 1919...daughter of Harold McCarrick. Am compiling a 'book' of her birthplace. Great web site!!

 

Name: Elaine Jacoby <uderend@csonline.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Comments:
Tuesday 02/11/2003 6:11:47pm
A few years back I called your newspaper(The Bixby Bullitin)talked to a Bobbie?
for some information on an ancestor. She kindly put an ad in the paper for my relative. I had 2 phone call the next day when it was in the newspaper. I so appreciate what she did for me. It opened a whole new part of my Family Tree. I just happened on this site while i was looking for another ancestor.

 

Name: DONNA ANDERSON <CANDE617@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: 2004-02-18
Comments:
I LIVE IN GA, MY M-I-L IS THE BIXBY FROM HER MOTHER'S SIDE. HER'S WERE FROM OHIO, NY AREA. WAS WONDERING HOW THE TOWN GOT STARTED AND WHO THE BIXBY'S ARE THERE. THANK YOU FOR ANY RESPONSE. DONNA
 

Name: Shirley Clark Coyle <Quiltlady35@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Picklesimer/Clark
Comments:
Thursday 04/10/2003 12:35:55am
 

Name: Sue Sager Williams <charsuw@msn.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Sager
Comments:
Sunday 04/27/2003 12:01:28am
My grandfather was Lewis H. Sager. father Edward A. Sager.

 

Name: Edward Randolph Sager Sr. <Edwardrsager@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Surnames I'm Researching: Sager, Randolph
Comments:
Friday 05/09/2003 11:41:01am - Son of John Wilson Sager and Viola Myrtle Sager. Grandson of Ernest and Essie Randolph owner of Randolph's Sinclair service station. Graduated from BHS in 1955. Married to Sammie Pitts Sager (deceased). Two sons - Edward R. Sager, Sr. and Richard Andrew Sager. Currently live near Indian Springs CC in Broken Arrow.
 

Name: Kathy Dowler McSpadden <kmcspadden@velaw.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Comments:
Wednesday 05/14/2003 3:10:03pm - I grew up in Bixby but have lived in Houston for the past 25 years. I've enjoyed browsing around this web site and will return often to see what's been added. I do have a question: Some of my family members are listed in the obituary section but many are missing. How can they be added? Thanks!
 

Name: Shari Smith, Webmaster <bixbyokhs@cox.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
Comments:
Welcome to Bixby Historical Society web page. We appreciate your visit. Please come back often.