John William Folger (1848–1934)

©2015 Lori Cook-Folger, CG

John William Folger, the son of Robert David Folger and Nancy Haines, was most likely born 8 February 1848, in Hampshire County, Virginia. He died 12 February 1934, in Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.[1] He married first, Mary Adeline “Addie” Ferkins, daughter of William Russell Ferkins and Margaret Jane Teller, on 24 December 1873, Rio, Knox County, Illinois.[2] She was born 30 July 1858 in Illinois, and died 21 February 1878.[3] He married second, Caroline “Carrie” Whiteleather, daughter of John F. Whiteleather and Mary Ann Heflin, on 23 March 1881, Rio.[4] She was born 4 October 1856, Rio, and died 26 July 1944, Crescent, Logan County, Oklahoma.[5]

John’s Parentage and Birth

John listed his parents, Robert Folger and Nancy Haines, on the marriage license to his second wife, Carrie.[6] Nancy Haines Folger’s probate lists her children as James, Mary, Isaac, John, Manda, Robert, George, and Jane (deceased).[7]

The household of Robert Folger in federal enumeration records of 1850–1870 supports this:

  • 1850 Hampshire County, Virginia, John is age 2[8]
  • 1860 Monroe County, Ohio, John is age 12[9]
  • 1870 Knox County, Illinois, John is age 21[10]

John’s birth year and place are a little more inconsistent than his parentage. His death certificate gives the birth year of 1846 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, and this information was repeated on his headstone.[11] The informant on the death certificate was his daughter, Olive, and she most likely guessed at his birth year and place. Early records consistently place John’s birth year as 1848. The first federal population census to be taken after John’s birth was in 1850.[12] It was the first federal enumeration that named each individual in the household and their age, as of the official census date of 1 June. John is the fourth of five children in the household of Robert and Nancy:

Robert Folger, age 32
Nancy Folger, age 28
James Folger, age 9
Mary Folger, age 6
Isaac Folger, age 4
John Folger, age 2
Susan J. Folger, age 1 month
George Haines, age 17
Isabell Haines, age 61

Nancy gave birth every two to three years and the children are consistently named in census records through 1870. These records were created close to the births, and she likely gave the information to the census enumerator.

The Folger surname is not found in deed, census, or tax records in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in the time-period of John’s birth.[13] It is most likely that John was born in Hampshire County on 8 February 1848.

John’s Life

John was only 13 when the Civil War began and 17 by the end. There are three John Folger’s in Ohio Regiments: [14]

  • John C. Folger, 5th Regiment, enlisted 1861
  • John Folger, 60th Regiment, enlisted 1862
  • John Folger, 122nd Regiment, enlisted 1864, age 36[15]

John would be too young to have enlisted in 1861 or 1862, and the John that enlisted in 1864 was too old to be him. He likely did not serve.

John lived with his parents, helping on the farm, until his marriage to Addie Ferkins on 24 December 1873. Addie was born 30 July probably 1858. Her headstone is difficult to read and was transcribed on Find A Grave as 1850.[16] Her name was also transcribed as Madeline rather than Adeline. Census records prior to her marriage record her birth year as 1856–1858.[17]

A little more than three years after their marriage, Addie gave birth to their only child, Archie Forest, on 10 January 1877.[18] In January of 1878, Mary A. and John W. Folger are among the heirs listed in a deed selling Addie’s deceased father’s property to her brother-in-law.[19] The day after the deed was recorded, on 21 February 1878, Addie died.

The 1880 census shows John, widowed, boarding in the household of his brother, James, in Rio Township.[20] James had an uncured/ulcered stomach and may be why John was listed on the agriculture schedule rather than James.[21] The family farmed on 80 acres producing 150 pounds of butter, 250 dozen eggs, and 2800 bushels of Indian corn. James’s farm was valued at $3200.

John and Addie’s young son, Archie Forrest, was living with his grandparents, Robert and Nancy Folger, who had also moved to Rio.[22] Right next-door was the household of Mary A. Whiteleather, widow, and her seven children.[23] Mary’s husband, John, had died of dropsy in May, just before the census was taken.[24] Their daughter, Carrie, married John Folger on 23 March 1881.[25]

The month before their marriage, John purchased a small piece of land, “being the West twenty-eight (28) acres of the South West quarter of the South East quarter of Section twenty-two (22) in township thirteen (13) North range one (1) East” for $980.[26]            

Guy Webster was born the following February and one year later on 15 February 1883, a daughter, Luella, was born. She would only live a month and was buried in the Rio Baptist Cemetery where Addie was buried.[27] One more daughter, Nettie, was born to the couple in Illinois, in 1884.[28]

John sold his 28-acre property in Knox County on 5 September 1887, for $1275.[29] He purchased 105 acres in Pleasant Township, Cass County, Iowa, on 11 October 1888.[30] He paid $2600 that included an assumed mortgage of $1200. Pleasant Township is in the southwest corner of Cass County on the Montgomery County line.

The couple’s daughter, Olive, was born in February 1891 in Pleasant Township. The medical attendant, A. Carson, lived in Elliott, a small town just over the line in Montgomery County. Olive’s birth was registered in Montgomery County almost a year later on 20 January 1892.[31] Her headstone lists her birth date as 25 February, and the birth register says 26 February.[32] Carrie signed and affidavit on 19 September 1942 for a delayed birth certificate for Olive. It stated she was born on 25 February 1891, Elliott, Cass County.[33] Since the birth was not recorded for a year, the discrepancy is understandable. The couple’s last two daughters, Winnie Gertrude[34] and Mary Mable,[35] were also born in Cass County.

John was sued by John McKeane in December 1893. Newspapers called it “an interesting case.” McKeane’s daughter was supposed to have been working for the Folger’s in February of 1892. She was doing general housework including laundry that McKeane claimed was infected with diphtheria. After returning home she became sick with diphtheria and no precautions were taken resulting in four children dying from the disease. Part of the trial transcript was printed in the newspaper.[36] A court case could not be found in Cass County records.[37]

In February of 1900, John sold his property in Cass County.[38] He had paid off the mortgage and received $5,125 for his land. He then purchased one hundred thirty-eight acres in Fillmore County, Nebraska, for $4,145.[39] That left him almost $1000 to move his family where they settled into their new home by the time of the 1900 federal enumeration.[40] The land was most of the northeast quarter of section 12, township 5 north, range 3 west. The Nebraska & Colorado Railroad Company had a right of way through the south portion. He sold this property in 1903[41] and purchased a full quarter section a few months later in section 14.[42]

John and Carrie sold the property in Nebraska in March of 1907 and relocated to Oklahoma.[43] They would remain in Oklahoma the rest of their lives. John was aging by this time and in March of 1910 he purchased two lots in the new Sawyer’s University Place Addition in the City of Enid.[44] In 1930, they moved across the county line into the small town of Marshall.[45]

John died 12 February 1934, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, while visiting his daughter, Olive.[46] He was brought home to Oklahoma and buried at North IOOF Cemetery, also called Marshall Cemetery, in Garfield County.[47] Carrie died on 28 July 1944 in Logan County.[48] She is buried next to John.[49]

Children of John William Folger and Addie Ferkins:

i.  ARCHIE FOREST FOLGER, born 10 January 1877 in Illinois and died 1961 in Nebraska.[51] He married first, Mary Ann Silk, 2 March 1898 in Montgomery County, Iowa.[52] She was born 29 September 1876, Iowa, and died 11 November 1914, Greeley County, Nebraska.[53] He second married, Augusta Luth, between 1914–1920.[54]

Children of John William Folger and Carrie Whiteleather were:

ii. GUY WEBSTER FOLGER, born 12 February 1882 in Knox County and died 31 March 1952 in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma.[55] He married (1) Jessie Belle Randolph on 11 February 1904 in Strang, Fillmore County, Nebraska and (2) Ruth Klein Smith 22 June 1941.[56]

iii. LUELLA FOLGER, born 15 February 1883 and died 19 March 1883 in Knox County.[57]

iv.  NETTIE LORRAINE FOLGER was born 22 November 1884 in Knox County and died February 1975 in Oklahoma.[58] She married (1) Ora Rex on 6 September 1905 in Fillmore County[59] and (2) John D. Rogers on 1 December 1921 in Garfield County, Oklahoma.[60]

v. OLIVE FLORENCE FOLGER was born 25 February 1891 in Cass County, Iowa, and died 6 January 1972.[61] She married Eli Hamilton Smith on 3 May 1914 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma.[62]

vi. WINNIE GERTRUDE FOLGER was born 18 April 1893 in Cass County, Iowa and died 4 December 1945, probably in Oklahoma.[63] She married Frank L. Randolph (brother of Jessie Belle Randolph[64]) on 23 July 1913 in Garfield County.[65]

vii. MARY MABLE FOLGER was born 17 November 1895 in Cass County, Iowa and died 29 January 1976, in Oklahoma.[66] She married (1) Leonard David Brisby on 17 April 1915 in Noble County,[67] and (2) John Arthur Michael on 22 December 1924, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.[68]

 

[1] Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Death Certificate, 1934, John William Folger, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Vital Records Department, Madison. North IOOF Cemetery (Garfield, Oklahoma; Bison Rd. & 174th, North of Marshall), John W. Folger marker, photographed by Lori Cook-Folger, 7 September 2011.

[2] Knox County, Illinois, Marriage License and Returns, no. 3079 (24 December 1873) John W. Folger to Addie Ferkins; County Clerk’s Office, Galesburg. Knox County, Illinois, Deeds V. 106:332; Heirs of Russell Ferkins, 20 February 1878; County Clerk’s Office, Galesburg; FHL microfilm 1,403,682. Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com : accessed 7 March 2015), memorial no. 116,553,416, Willliam Russell Firkins (1812–1857) and memorial no. 116,553,738, Margaret Jane Teller Firkins (1817–1890), created by “Marty & Harley,” citing East Paw Paw Cemetery, DeKalb County, Illinois.

[3] Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com : accessed 22 August 2014), memorial no. 7,310,332, Mary Adaline (mis-transcribed as Madaline) Folger (1850–1878), photo by E.M.; citing Rio Baptist Cemetery, Rio, Knox County, Illinois. The headstone is difficult to read and her birth was transcribed as 1850, but she was likely born 1858.

[4] Knox County, Illinois, Marriage License and Returns, no. 5877; County Clerk’s Office, Galesburg.

[5] Oklahoma State Department of Health, death certificate no. 42-11374 (1944), Carrie Folger; Vital Records Service, Oklahoma City. North IOOF Cemetery (Garfield, Oklahoma; Bison Rd. & 174th, North of Marshall), Carrie Folger marker, photographed by Lori Cook-Folger, 7 September 2011.

[6] Knox County, Illinois, Marriage License and Returns, no. 5877; County Clerk’s Office, Galesburg.

[7] Knox County, Illinois, Nancy Folger probate file, Box 222; Court Clerk’s Office, Galesburg.

[8] 1850 U.S. census, Hampshire County, Virginia, population schedule, p. 227, dwelling 1184, family 1184, Robert Folger; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 27 October 2009); citing NARA microfilm M432, roll 948.

[9] 1860 U.S. census, Monroe County, Ohio, population schedule, Seneca, p. 20 , dwelling 127, family 126, Robert Folger; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com:27 October 2009; citing NARA microfilm M653, roll 1012.

[10] 1870 U.S. census, Knox, Illinois, population schedule, 44, dwelling 325, family 325, David Folger; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: 27 October 2009); citing NARA microfilm M593, roll 240.

[11] Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Death Certificate, 1934, John William Folger, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Vital Records Department, Madison. North IOOF Cemetery (Garfield, Oklahoma; Bison Rd. & 174th, North of Marshall), John W. Folger marker, photograph by Lori Cook-Folger, 7 September 2011.

[12] 1850 U.S. census, Hampshire County, Virginia, population schedule, p. 227, dwelling 1184, family 1184, Robert Folger; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 27 October 2009); citing NARA microfilm M432, roll 948.

[13] Westmoreland County, Virginia, Folger surname search: Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782–1842; FHL 1,905,748 & 1,905,749; and Index to Deeds, 1653–1898; FHL 34,327. “U.S. Census Records,” Ancestry, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 March 2014), Folger surname search, 1810–1830.

[14] National Park Service, “Soldiers,” database, Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm : accessed 24 May 2015), entries for John Folger [unit], Union.

[15] Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1866, Vol. VIII, 110th–140th Regiments—Infantry, (Cincinnati: The Ohio Valley Press, 1888), p. 344; digital images, Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org : accessed 24 May 2015).

[16] Find A Grave, memorial no. 7,310,332, Mary Adaline Folger (1850–1878).

[17] 1860 U.S. census, Knox, Illinois, population schedule, Sparta, p. 142, dwelling 1035, family 1034, Jane Firkins; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 April 2013), citing NARA microfilm M653, roll 195. 1870 U.S. census, Knox, Illinois, population schedule, Sparta, p. 433, dwelling 87, family 77, Jane Murry; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 April 2013), citing NARA microfilm M593, roll 241.

[18] “U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 January 2010), card for Archie Forest Folger, Garfield County, Nebraska.

[19] Knox County, Illinois, Deeds V. 106:332; Heirs of Russell Ferkins, 20 February 1878; County Clerk’s Office, Galesburg; FHL microfilm 1,403,682.

[20] 1880 U.S. census, Knox, Illinois, population schedule, p. 11 (penned), p. 324 (stamped), dwelling 89, family 92, James Folger; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 27 October 2009); citing NARA microfilm T9, roll 220.

[21] 1880 U.S. census, Knox, Illinois, agriculture schedule, p. 9 (penned), line 8, John Wm. Folger; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 7 March 2015); citing NARA microfilm T9, roll 220.

[22] 1880 U.S. census, Knox, Illinois, population schedule, p. 18B (penned), dwelling 145, family 148, Robert Folger; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: 27 October 2009); citing NARA microfilm T9, roll 220.

[23] 1880 U.S. census, Knox, Illinois, population schedule, p. 18B (penned), dwelling 146, family 149, Mary A. Whiteleather; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: 27 October 2009); citing NARA microfilm T9, roll 220.

[24] 1880 U.S. census, Knox, Illinois, mortality schedule, p. 1 (penned), ED 147, family 149, John Whiteleather; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: 18 June 2009); citing NARA microfilm T1133.

[25] Knox County, Illinois, Marriage License and Returns, no. 5877 (26 February 1881), John W. Folger & Caroline Whiteleather; County Clerk’s Office, Galesburg.

[26] Knox County, Illinois, Deeds V. 113:117; John W. Folger, 25 February 1881; County Clerk’s Office, Galesburg; FHL microfilm 1,403,684.

[27] Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com : accessed 22 August 2014), memorial no. 7,310,333, Luella Folger (1883–1883), photographed by E.M; citing Rio Baptist Cemetery, Rio, Knox County, Illinois. This cemetery is located on the SW corner of the NE 1/4 of Section 28, Rio Twp.

[28] Fillmore County, Nebraska, Marriages, 1905–1905, no. 3275; Folger-Rex, 6 September 1905; Clerk’s Office, Geneva, Nebraska.

[29] Knox County, Illinois, Deeds V. 130:70; John W. Folger, 5 September 1887; County Clerk’s Office, Galesburg.

[30] Cass County, Iowa, Deed Book 93:285; Pleasant Armstrong to J.W. Folger, 11 October 1888; FHL microfilm 1,547,921.

[31] Montgomery County, Iowa, Register of Births, vol. 2 (1880–1917):27, entry for unnamed Folger, female child of John Folger, 26 February 1891; Clerk’s Office, Red Oak; FHL microfilm 1,481,705, item 2.

[32] Enid Cemetery (Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma), Olive Florence Smith marker, transcribed and photographed by Lori Cook-Folger, 7 November 2013.

[33] “Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850–1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 15 November 2016), Olive Florence Folger, 25 February 1891, certificate no. 143984; citing State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines.

[34] Cass County, Iowa, Register of Births, vol. 2 (1892–1896):18, entry for unnamed Folger, female child of Carrie Whiteleather and John W. Folger, 18 April 1893; Clerk’s Office, Atlantic; FHL microfilm 1,548,719, item 2. Also, Odd Fellows Cemetery (1040 S. Waverly St., Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma), Winnie G. Randolph marker, transcribed and photographed by Lori Cook-Folger, 2 September 2011.

[35] Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com : accessed 22 August 2014), memorial no. 96,558,417, Mary Mabel Folger Michael (1895–1976), photographed by Cathy & Thomas; citing Crescent Cemetery, Crescent, Logan County, Oklahoma.

[36] “News of the State,” The Algona (Algona, Iowa) Courier, 22 December 1893, p. 2, col. 2; digital images, Newspapers.com (http://www.newspapers.com : accessed 7 March 2015). “An Interesting Trial,” The Atlantic (Iowa) Weekly Telegraph, 20 December 1893, p. 2, col. 1–2; digital images, NewspaperArchive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 28 March 2015).

[37] Cass County, Iowa, search by Cass County Abstract Co., Inc. found no case for McKeane v. Folger. Several cases involving John McKeane and others were found.

[38] Cass County, Iowa, Deed Book 160:553; John W. Folger to Frederick Reed, 14 February 1900; FHL microfilm 1,547,925.

[39] Fillmore County, Nebraska, Deed Book 23:58–61; Elisabeth Hettinger to John W. Folger, 6 February 1900; Register of Deeds, Geneva.

[40] 1900 U.S. census, Fillmore, Nebraska, population schedule, Hamilton, ED 28, p. 154, dwelling 24, family 24, John Folger; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com:27 October 2009); citing NARA microfilm T623, roll 926.

[41] Fillmore County, Nebraska, Deed Book 25:315; John W. and Carrie Folger to Joseph B. Letwiller, 9 October 1903; Register of Deeds, Geneva.

[42] Fillmore County, Nebraska, Deed Book 25:340; Maggie Gilbert to John W. and Carrie Folger, 4 January 1904; Register of Deeds, Geneva.

[43] Fillmore County, Nebraska, Deed Book 27:23; John W. Folger et ux to John H. Lentfer, 26 March 1907; Register of Deeds, Geneva.

[44] Garfield County, Oklahoma, Deed Book 65:347; John W. and Carrie Folger, 11 January 1910; County Clerk’s Office, Enid.

[45] Logan County, Oklahoma, Deed Book 93:138; J. W. and Carrie Folger, 30 October 1930; County Clerk’s Office, Guthrie.

[46] Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Death Certificate, 1934, John William Folger, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Vital Records Department, Madison.

[47] “Folger Rites Are Held On Thursday,” Oklahoma (Guthrie) State Register, 15 February 1934, p. 1, col. 3; OHS microfilm 162-142, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City.

[48] Oklahoma State Department of Health, death certificate no. 42-11374 (1944), Carrie Folger; Vital Records Service, Oklahoma City.

[49] North IOOF Cemetery (Garfield, Oklahoma; Bison Rd. & 174th, North of Marshall), Carrie Folger marker, transcribed and photograph by Lori Cook-Folger, 7 September 2011.

[50] Folger family photo, ca. 1931, Lori Cook-Folger Collection, Hot Springs, North Carolina.

[51] “U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” images, Ancestry (http:www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 January 2010), card for Archie Forest Folger, Garfield Co., Nebraska. Find A Grave, database and images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 8 April 2013), memorial no. 58,019,741, Archie Folger (1875-1961), photo by Linda Berney; citing O’Connor Cemetery, O’Connor, Greeley County, Nebraska.

[52] “Iowa, County Marriages, 1880-1937,” database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 August 2017), Archie Folger to Mary Ann Silk, 2 March 1898, Montgomery County, Marriage Returns.

[53] Linda Berney, transcriber, “Obituaries,” Greeley County, Nebraska, RootsWeb (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~negreele/obits/obits-F.htm : accessed 5 November 2013), Mayme (Silk) Folger, 1876-1914, citing Wolbach (Nebraska) Messenger, 12 November 1914. Find A Grave, database and images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 8 April 2013), memorial no. 58,019,742, Mary Ann Silk Folger (1876-1914) photographed by Linda Berney; citing O’Connor Cemetery, O’Connor, Greeley County, Nebraska.

[54] For Augusta’s maiden name, see her children’s SS applications, Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Applications & Claims Index, 1936–2007,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 August 2017), entry for John Raymond Folger, SS no. 508-03-2855 and Nora Lucille Folger Wiemer, SS no. 493-16-3269. For approximate marriage date, “United States World War I Draft Registration, 1917-1918,” digital image, FamilySearch, (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 August 2017), card for Archie Forest Folger, Garfield County, Nebraska.

[55] Oklahoma State Department of Health, death certificate no. 004410 (1952), Guy W. Folger; Vital Records Service, Oklahoma City.

[56] Fillmore County, Nebraska, Marriage Book 4:51, certificate no. 3082 (11 February 1904), Guy W. Folger & Jessie B. Randolph; Fillmore County Clerk, Geneva. Kansas Department of Health, marriage license no. H24645 (1940), Guy W. Folger & Ruth M. Klein; Office of Vital Statistics, Topeka.

[57] Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com : accessed 22 August 2014), memorial no. 7,310,333, Luella Folger (1883–1883), photo by E.M.; citing Rio Baptist Cemetery, Rio, Knox County, Illinois.

[58] Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 November 2013), entry for Nettie Rogers, 1975, SS no. 440-64-4454. Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com : accessed 31 March 2015), memorial no. 135,551,503, Nettie Lorraine Rogers (1884–1975), photographed by David Schram; citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma.

[59] Fillmore County, Nebraska, Marriages, 1905–1909, no. 3275; Folger-Rex, 6 September 1905; Clerk’s Office, Geneva, Nebraska.

[60] Oklahoma, “Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890–1995,” database with images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 8 April 2013), Garfield County, Oklahoma, Marriages, 17:370, John D. Rogers to Nettie L. Rex, 1921.

[61] “Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850–1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 15 November 2016), Olive Florence Folger, 25 February 1891, certificate no. 143984; citing State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines. Find A Grave, database and images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 8 April 2013), memorial no. 84,877,690, Olive Florence Smith (1891-1972) photographed by David Schram; citing Enid Cemetery, Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma.

[62] Logan County, Oklahoma, Marriage Book 12:324, E.H. Smith-Olive Folger, Clerk’s Office, Guthrie.

[63] Odd Fellows Cemetery (Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma), Winnie G. Randolph marker, photographed by Lori Cook-Folger, 7 September 2011.

[64] 1900 U.S. census, Fillmore Co., Neb., pop. sch., ED 28, p. 155 (stamped), dwell. 40, fam. 42, Lewis Randolph.

[65] Oklahoma, “Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890–1995,” database with images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 April 2013), Garfield County, Oklahoma, Marriages, 11:154, Frank L. Randolph to Winnie G. Folger, 1913.

[66] Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com : accessed 8 April 2013), memorial no. 96,558,417, Mary Mabel Michael (1895–1976), photo by “Cathy & Thomas”; citing Crescent Cemetery, Crescent, Logan County, Oklahoma.

[67] Noble County, Oklahoma, Marriage Book 6:440, Brisby-Folger, Clerk’s Office, Perry.

[68] Oklahoma, “Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890–1995,” database with images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 22 May 2012), Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, Marriages, 7:416, John Michael to Mabelle Brisby, 1924.

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