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                                             Arthur Clyde Adkins and Katie Matilda Wilson

                                     My direct ancestor  is child number 3.  George Wilford Adkins



m. of Arthur Clyde Adkins and Katie Matilda Wilson in Walters, Cotton County, OK by Reverend Wheat on Dec 23, 1916. Both the bride's and groom's parents lived in Apheatone, Cotton Co, OK at the time of the wedding.

Arthur Clyde Adkins, b. Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co TX, Jul 8, 1896 to George Theodore Adkins [b. in Fleming Co KY] and Francis Elazada Blair [b. in Parker Co TX]; Arthur d. Stephens Co OK on Nov 30, 1982; b. Marlow Cem.

Katie Matilda Wilson, b. in Garland, Dallas Co TX on Oct 15, 1895 to John Wilford Wilson [b. in Georgetown, Bradley Co TN] and Nancy Susan Pace [b. in Garland, Dallas Co TX]; d. Stephens Co, OK on April 24, 1978; b. Marlow Cem.


1. Lida Bell Adkins b-Aug 30, 1917 Apheatone, Cotton Co OK d-2005 Tulare Co CA m-Jack Price

2. Arthur Clyde Adkins b-Sep 3, 1918 NE Lindsay, McClain Co OK d-2006 Marlow, Step Co OK m-Reba Noblett

**3. George Wilford Adkins b-May 11, 1920 NE Lindsay, McClain Co OK d-Aug 27, 2004 Marlow, Step Co OK m-Christeen Graham

4. Louis Henry Adkins b-Nov 27, 1922 Lawton, Comanche Co. d-Feb 25, 1935 Purdy, Stephens Co OK single

5. Kenneth Wayne Adkins b-Jan 2, 1925 Lawton, Comanche Co. OK m-Pauletta Hays

6. Blair Pace Adkins b-Mar 11, 1931 Foster, Stephens Co OK d-2003 Lindsay, Garvin Co OK m-Frankie Mercer

7. Katie Loretha Adkins b-Dec 22, 1933 Foster, Stephens Co OK d-Dec 15, 1992 Plano, Collin Co TX m-Dale Armstrong


1. Lida Bell Adkins, m. in Home of Justice of Peace in Duncan, Step Co OK on Oct 18, 1937 to Jack Johnson Price [Mar 22, 1914 in Purdy, Garvin Co OK-Dec 28, 1974 Tulare Co CA], son of Mary Effie "Polly" Masoner and Joseph Ben Price. Witnesses at marr: Joe Estes and Judd Anderson of the Burrows Community. Hillcrest Cem, Porterville, Tulare Co CA.    Issue, Barbara, Jackie, Billy Dwayne, Donna Gayle, and Vivian Eileen.

2. Arthur Clyde Adkins Jr, m. in Stephens Co OK on Sep 10, 1955 to Reba Lea Noblett [b. Dec 22, 19__ Step Co OK], dau of Maggie Hearn [d. 1970's Step Co OK] and Robert Lee Noblett [d. 1970s Step Co OK]. Clyde has been a derrickman in the oilfields most of his life. Issue, 2 ch: Debbie and Danny

**3. George Wilford Adkins, m. at Nancy Susan Pace Wilson's House in Marlow, Step Co OK on Jul 29, 1939 to Christeen Graham [Jun 2, 1921 Fish Creek, Doyle Comm, Step Co OK], dau of Maudie Della Graham [Jun 18, 1891 Owens Prairie, Ind Terr] and Tot William Graham [b. in Whitesboro, Cooke Co, TX]. Wilford and Chris farmed near Antioch, Garvin Co, OK until c1968 when they mvd to a farm on Hwy 7 and Bear Creek in the Central High School Dist. Issue, 5 ch: **Patricia Joan, Carolyn Joyce, Betty Jo, Gary Wayne, and Robbi Lynn.

4. Louis Henry Adkins. Rev. Wash Graham of Rush Springs conducted funeral service. Beeson Grantham Funeral Home of ?Marlow OK.

5. Kenneth Wayne Adkins, m. in Duncan, Step Co OK on Apr 23, 1950 to Pauletta Hayes [b. Mar 8, 1932 Step Co OK], dau of Edna Eileen Wallace [May 27, 1896 Norman, Cleveland Co OK-Mar 7, 1975 Step Co OK, born to Nora Wallace] and Wm Thomas "Tom" Hayes [May 29, 1891 Corning, Clay Co AR-Jan 6, 1976 Lawton hosp, Comanche Co OK, resided Duncan, m. Oct 2, 1915 Blanchard, McClain Co OK]. Kenneth was a chemical plant operator at Sunray, Comanche, Step Co OK, mvd c1968 to Corpus Christi, Nueces Co TX.   Issue, 2 ch: adopted 1957 Step Co OK: Cheryl Marie, b. Sep 10, 1954 Longview, Harrison Co TX and m. Thomas Andrew "Tommy" Pospech; adopted 1972 Ft Worth, Tarrant Co TX: Warren Wayne, b. Jan 21, 1967 Ft Worth and m. Rebecca (__) Grotz.

6. Blair Pace Adkins, m. in Wichita Falls, Wichita Co TX on Apr 22, 1950 to Frankie Dean Mercer [b. Nov 22, 1935 Steph Co OK],  dau of Vergie Lee Vestal Mercer Reynolds [Nov 27, c1915 Little Rock, Pulaski Co AR-Oct 31, 1987 Cleveland Co OK] and Wm Franklin "Frank" Mercer [Apr 21, c1909 Henderson Co TX-Jul 21, 1940 Bell Garden, Los Angeles Co CA]. Blair has been a downhole oilwell fishing tool expert in Europe, South America and here in the USA where he has been a consultant. Issue, 2 ch: Terry Lee, b. Dec 21, 1953 Step Co OK and m. Thomas Dale Blankenship, m,2-Keith Wayne Cooper; Russell Blair, b. Jul 2, 1950 Seminole, Pottawatomie Co OK and m. Karen Beth (Tucker) Taylor.

7. Katie Loretha Adkins, m. in Verla Armstrong Guild's Home, Midwest City, Oklahoma Co, OK on Jul 10, 1959 to Dale Winston Armstrong [b. Sep 6, 1935 Lawton, Comanche Co OK], son of Edna Mae Moyer [Oct 20, 1901 Eureka, Greenwood Co KS] and Winston Wm "Bill" Armstrong [Oct 29, 1890 Parker Co TX-Feb __, 1960 OKC]. Div'd 1977, Dallas Co, TX. Issue, 3 ch: Tracy Dale, Allison Elaine, and Vincent Regan.






































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