Ruth Esther Willett1

(17 April 1921 - 26 June 2000)
     Ruth Esther Willett was born on April 17, 1921 in Douglas, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma.2 She was the daughter of Yeulin VanSickles Willett and Ruth Elizabeth Fink.
     Ruth married Anthony (Jack) Strickler Lanza, son of Santo (Samuel) Lanza and Amy Alice Strickler, on April 13, 1940 in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma.2 Ruth Esther Willett was a writer, mostly short stories. Ruth died on June 26, 2000 in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, at age 79.3 She was buried in Crystal Valley Cemetery, Manitou Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.4

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1940Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, at 1261 Park PlaceAnthony (Jack) Strickler Lanza5

Children of Ruth Esther Willett and Anthony (Jack) Strickler Lanza

  • Anthony Willett Lanza+ b. April 2, 1941, d. November 5, 2014
  • Charles William Lanza
  • Suzanne Genevieve Lanza
  • Melissa Ruth Lanza
  • Matthew Yeulin Lanza
  • Carmella Benettie Lanza

Citations

  1. [S8205] Personal knowledge of Genevieve Willett Slade, Anthony Jack Lanza and Ruth Esther Willett were married on April 13, 1940. Genevieve Slade was presentas a junior bridesmaid.
    Dorothy Waldrep Defenbaugh was maid of honor. Married in St Rose of LIma Church, in Perry, Oklahoma.
  2. [S8141] Ruth Esther Willett sent this info to Genevieve Willett Slade in 1997.
  3. [S8117] Personal knowledge of Genevieve Willett Slade, unknown publish date.
  4. [S9] https://www.findagrave.com/,, Ruth Esther Willett Lanza, Crystal Valley Cemetery, Manitou Springs, Colorado.
  5. [S8343] 1940 US Census of Adams County, Illinois, ED 1-42, sh 63-A, lines 16-18, fam 257.

Charles Fink Willett

(9 March 1926 - 26 June 1982)
     Charles Fink Willett was born on March 9, 1926 in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma. He was the son of Yeulin VanSickles Willett and Ruth Elizabeth Fink.
     Charles married Dorothy Howe Griffith on August 30, 1946 in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina,1, the daughter of Julia Howe Pinckney & George B Griffith.2 Charles was an attorney. Dorothy & Charles divorced about 1953.3
     Charles married second Patricia Anne Eckels, daughter of Andrew Charles Eckels and Alma Eleanor Lieber, on August 13, 1957 in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey.4,5 Patricia & Charles divorced about 1975.3
     Charles married third Sandra J Morris on September 23, 1979 in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.2 Charles was a practicing attorney in Delta, Colorado at the time of his death.3 Charles died on June 26, 1982 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, at age 56. He was buried in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma.

Child of Charles Fink Willett and Dorothy Howe Griffith

  • Allison Griffith Willett

Child of Charles Fink Willett and Patricia Anne Eckels

  • Yeulin VanSickles Willett

Citations

  1. [S8176] Wedding Announcement sent by George Barney Griffith (in possession of Genevieve W Slade Jan 1996) Married Sat aftn 5:30 pm Aug 13th, St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Durham, North Carolina.
  2. [S8117] Personal knowledge of Genevieve Willett Slade, unknown publish date.
  3. [S7594] Personal knowledge of Genevieve Willett Slade.
  4. [S8177] Invitation to marriage in possession of Genevieve Willett Slade.
  5. [S6548] New Jersey, Marriage Index, 1901-2016, Ancestry.com, Bride Index 1957, Crawford Twp, Union Co, Aug 13, 1957, Patricia A Eckels & Charles Willett.

George Andrew Willett

(10 September 1859 - 19 October 1906)
     George Andrew Willett was born on September 10, 1859 in Union County, Kentucky.1 He was the son of Andrew Jackson Willett and Julia Ann Fenwick. George Andrew Willett was baptized on October 23, 1859.
     George married Mary Lee (Mollie) Burks, daughter of Charles Burks and Emily Virginia VanSickle, on November 2, 1887 in Ste. Genevieve, Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri, They were married at the brides residence by H. S. Watts, MG.2 George Andrew Willett purchased S/2 Sec 15 and NW /4 Sec 22, T21N, R1W, I.M. Noble County, Oklahoma, being Lots 5, 6, 7, Block 66 in Townsite of Perry being Lots 5,6,7 Block 66 Townsite of, Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma Territory, on October 11, 1902.3 He was injured in an accident while moving a house and died the next day.4 George died on October 19, 1906 in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma, at age 47 There is a difference in dates between his obit and newspaper article, but tombstone says Oct 19, 1906, which is correct.5,6 He was buried in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma.7 His estate was probated on February 24, 1912 in Perry, Oklahoma; Mary L., widow, an undivided 1/3 interest; son, Charles A. Willett 1/6; son, Yeulin Willett 1/6; daughter, Genevieve Maurine Willett 1/6.8

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1860Union County, KentuckyAndrew Jackson Willett9
1880Kaskia Pct, Randolph County, IllinoisAndrew Jackson Willett10
1890T13N, R2W, West of Edmond, Oklahoma County, OklahomaGeorge Andrew Willett11
1900Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma, on F StreetGeorge Andrew Willett12

Children of George Andrew Willett and Mary Lee (Mollie) Burks

Citations

  1. [S8142] Kentucky Historical Society.
  2. [S8183] Marriage Certicate, James L. Slade has a photocopy in his files.
  3. [S8195] Deed recorded Noble Co OK courthouse Sept 4 1906, Deed from Commissioner of General Land Office.
  4. [S8193] Obituary of G. A. Willett,.
  5. [S8193] Perry Journal, from Enterprise Times, Perry, Oklahoma, Friday, October 19, 1906: G. A. Willett, who sustained an injury Thursday evening died last night at 7:20 at his home northeast Perry at age 47. Funeral Services will ber held tomorrow Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m. from the Baptist Church, of which the deceased was a devout member. The ceromony will be in charge of the K P & MWA organizations.
  6. [S3] Tombstone or grave marker inscription, Oct 19, 1906.
  7. [S8345] Findagrave.com,, George A Willett, Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Noble Co, Oklahoma.
  8. [S8196] Order of Settlement and Distribution in the estate of GW Willett deceased          , Mary L. widow an undivided 1/3 interest
    Charles A. Willett 1/6
    Yeulin Willett 1/6
    Genevieve Maurine 1/6.
  9. [S8198] The 1860 US Census for Union County, Kentucky, Page 360, Roll 83, T 7
    AJ Willett 25 farmer
    JuliaA. Willett 20 wife
    George inf.
  10. [S8197] 1880 Randolph Co, Illinois Census, ED 96, pg 14-B, lines 17-23, dwl 123, fam 123.
  11. [S8152] First Territorial Census of Oklahoma 1890 before statehood., 332, Page 332, family #51, lines 19-21, T13N, R1&2W, Indian Meridian.
  12. [S8140] 1900 US Census, Noble Co, Oklahoma (OK Territory), ED 152, Sheet 26-B, hh 590, fam 587, lines 74-79, on F Street.

Mary Lee (Mollie) Burks

(25 November 1867 - 21 April 1944)
     Mary Lee (Mollie) Burks was born on November 25, 1867 in Farmington, Saint Francois County, Missouri.1,2 She was the daughter of Charles Burks and Emily Virginia VanSickle.
     Mary married George Andrew Willett, son of Andrew Jackson Willett and Julia Ann Fenwick, on November 2, 1887 in Ste. Genevieve, Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri, They were married at the brides residence by H. S. Watts, MG.3 Her husband, G. A. Willett, was injured in an accident while moving a house and died the next day, Friday, October 19, 1906 at age 47.4
     Mary married second Charles Robert Hartman on April 21, 1917 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.2,5 Mary Lee (Mollie) Burks purchased an apartment building on November 8, 1922 recorded 1423 South Peoria, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.6 Mary died on April 21, 1944 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at age 76.7,2 Her will, dated Aug 1943 was filed for Probate on May 17, 19458 and was buried in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma.7,2

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1870Union Twp, Oak Ridge, Sainte Genevieve County, MissouriCharles Burks9
1880Union Twp, Ste Genevieve County, MissouriCharles Burks1
1890T13N, R2W, West of Edmond, Oklahoma County, OklahomaGeorge Andrew Willett10
1900Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma, on F StreetGeorge Andrew Willett11
1930Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, at 1423 South Peoria StreetMary Lee (Mollie) Burks12
1940Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, at 1423 South Peoria StreetMary Lee (Mollie) Burks13

Children of Mary Lee (Mollie) Burks and George Andrew Willett

Citations

  1. [S8217] 1880 US Census Ste Genevieve County, Missouri, page 10, ED 137, Dwelling 85, fam 86.
  2. [S8143] Obituary of Mary Lee Willett Hartman in Tulsa Tribune, Mon 24 Apr 1944,.
  3. [S8183] Marriage Certicate, James L. Slade has a photocopy in his files.
  4. [S8193] Obituary of G. A. Willett, , from Enterprise Times, Perry, Oklahoma, Friday, October 19, 1906: G. A. Willett, who sustained an injury Thursday evening died last night at 7:20 at his home northeast Perry at age 47. Funeral Services will ber held tomorrow Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m. from the Baptist Church, of which the deceased was a devout member. The ceromony will be in charge of the K P & MWA organizations.
  5. [S8182] Marri age Liscense, Genevieve Willett Slade has a photocopy of original document., The Rev. C. W. Kerr, Presbyterian Church, USA performed ceremony.
  6. [S8184] Deed of Record at County Court House, Tulsa County deed bk 422, p 382; descr as L 7 &8 Broadmoor Heights Second Addn to City of Tulsa, Apt Hse 1423 S Peoria.
  7. [S8128] Death Certificate, certified copy in possession of Genevieve Willet Slade.
  8. [S8169] Will, Mary Lee Burks Willett Hartman's will was filed for probate on May 17, 1944 in Tulsa County. Genevieve W Slade has certified copy.
  9. [S8215] 1870 US Census of Staint Genevieve County, Missouri, page 18, dwg 111, fam 112.
  10. [S8152] First Territorial Census of Oklahoma 1890 before statehood., 332, Page 332, family #51, lines 19-21, T13N, R1&2W, Indian Meridian.
  11. [S8140] 1900 US Census, Noble Co, Oklahoma (OK Territory), ED 152, Sheet 26-B, hh 590, fam 587, lines 74-79, on F Street.
  12. [S8346] 1930 US Census of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, ED 72-147, sh 12-A, lines 13-16, dwl 223, fam 325.
  13. [S8347] 1940 US Census of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, ED 79-66. sj 64-A, lines 21-23, fam 329.

Charles Andrew Willett1

(8 February 1889 - 21 January 1921)
     Charles Andrew Willett was born on February 8, 1889 in Missouri.1 He was the son of George Andrew Willett and Mary Lee (Mollie) Burks. Charles died on January 21, 1921 in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma, at age 31.1 Died of influenza after returning from France after World War I. He was buried in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma.1

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1890T13N, R2W, West of Edmond, Oklahoma County, OklahomaGeorge Andrew Willett2
1900Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma, on F StreetGeorge Andrew Willett3

Citations

  1. [S8345] Findagrave.com,, Charles A Willett, tombstone, Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Oklahoma.
  2. [S8152] First Territorial Census of Oklahoma 1890 before statehood., 332, Page 332, family #51, lines 19-21, T13N, R1&2W, Indian Meridian.
  3. [S8140] 1900 US Census, Noble Co, Oklahoma (OK Territory), ED 152, Sheet 26-B, hh 590, fam 587, lines 74-79, on F Street.

Genevieve Maurine Willett

(28 November 1900 - 5 July 1920)
     Genevieve Maurine Willett was born on November 28, 1900 in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma Territory. She was the daughter of George Andrew Willett and Mary Lee (Mollie) Burks. A music major at Oberlin College in Ohio; collapsed while playing basketball at college; was taken to Tulsa, where she died. No marriage, no issue. Genevieve died on July 5, 1920 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, at age 19.1 She was buried in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma.2

Citations

  1. [S8345] Findagrave.com,, Genevieve M Willett, tombstone, Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Oklahoma.
  2. [S8345] Findagrave.com, Genevieve M Willett, Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Noble Co, Oklahoma.

George Arthur Willett1

(6 April 1906 - 28 January 1971)
     George Arthur Willett was born on April 6, 1906 in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma Territory.2 He was the son of George Andrew Willett and Mary Lee (Mollie) Burks. George Willett, widely known Oklahoma bridge player, won the Pat Hayes Memorial trophy, reputed the world's largest, at the annual Enid auction bridge tournament held last week Willett also holds two other state titles. The cup is valued at $300.3 He was at Normandy Beach on D-Day in World War II, died unmarried. Pfc George Willett was stationed in England at time of his mother's death 1944.4 George died on January 28, 1971 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, at age 64.5,2 He was buried in Olivet Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California.

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1930Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, at 1423 South Peoria StreetMary Lee (Mollie) Burks6
1940Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, at 1423 South Peoria StreetMary Lee (Mollie) Burks1

Citations

  1. [S8347] 1940 US Census of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, ED 79-66. sj 64-A, lines 21-23, fam 329.
  2. [S8213] Records of the Coroner of City of San Francisco, California.
  3. [S8214] Tulsa World newspaper, : Tulsa paper, unknown, George Willett, widely known Oklahoma bridge player, won the Pat Hayes Memorial trophy, reputed the world's largest, at the annual Enid aution bridge tournament held Enid last week Willett also holds two other state titles. The cup is valuedat $300.
  4. [S8117] Personal knowledge of Genevieve Willett Slade, unknown publish date.
  5. [S5] Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S8346] 1930 US Census of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, ED 72-147, sh 12-A, lines 13-16, dwl 223, fam 325.

Andrew Jackson Willett

(1824 - 1899)
     Andrew Jackson Willett was the son of Richard Willett and Teresa Hill.1 Andrew Jackson Willett was born circa 1831 in Union County, Kentucky.2,3
     Andrew married Julia Ann Fenwick, daughter of Robert Fenwick and Elizabeth Birch, on September 21, 1858 in Kentucky.4 Andrew Jackson Willett witnessed the will of Robert Fenwick on February 7, 1865 in Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky.5 Andrew Jackson Willett was farmer. Andrew died in 18996 and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma, Holy Name Block O.6

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1850Union County, KentuckyRichard Willett2
1860Union County, KentuckyAndrew Jackson Willett7
1880Kaskia Pct, Randolph County, IllinoisAndrew Jackson Willett8

Children of Andrew Jackson Willett and Julia Ann Fenwick

Citations

  1. [S8351] Mary Louise Donnelly, Edward Willett, Colonial Maryland Pewterer, County Clerk, Plantation Owner 1999), pg 68, Richard Willett.
  2. [S8202] The 1850 US Census for Union County, Kentucky, Dist #2, img 84/122, line 42, dwl 577, fam 577, & lines 1-10, img 85/122.
  3. [S8351] Mary Louise Donnelly, Edward Willett, Donnelly, pg 108, Andrew Jackson Willett.
  4. [S8178] Marriage Bond The Commonwealth of Kentucky (photocopy in possn Genevieve Slade, pg 153, bk 1.
  5. [S8199] Willett/ Fenwick Estate Papers, Estate papers of RW Fenwick: AJ Willett administrator, Includes list of property sold, and final settlement, Mar 16, 1878.
  6. [S8345] Findagrave.com,, Andrew J Willett, tombstone, Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma.
  7. [S8198] The 1860 US Census for Union County, Kentucky, Page 360, Roll 83, T 7
    AJ Willett 25 farmer
    JuliaA. Willett 20 wife
    George inf.
  8. [S8197] 1880 Randolph Co, Illinois Census, ED 96, pg 14-B, lines 17-23, dwl 123, fam 123.

Julia Ann Fenwick

(7 November 1839 - 18 January 1927)
     Julia Ann Fenwick was born on November 7, 1839 in Kentucky. She was the daughter of Robert Fenwick and Elizabeth Birch.
     Julia married Andrew Jackson Willett, son of Richard Willett and Teresa Hill, on September 21, 1858 in Union County, Kentucky.1 From Enterprise Times, Perry, Oklahoma, Friday, October 10, 1906: Mrs. J. A. Willett and daughter, who were called here by the death of the son and brother, G. A. Willett, returned to their home at Rogers, O. T. this evening. Julia died on January 18, 1927 in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas, at age 87.2 She was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma, Holy Name Block O.2,3,4

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1850Dist #2, Union County, KentuckyRobert Fenwick5
1860Union County, KentuckyAndrew Jackson Willett6
1880Kaskia Pct, Randolph County, IllinoisAndrew Jackson Willett7
1900Chickasha, Grady County, Indian TerritoryAlbert S. Daniels8

Children of Julia Ann Fenwick and Andrew Jackson Willett

Citations

  1. [S8178] Marriage Bond The Commonwealth of Kentucky (photocopy in possn Genevieve Slade, pg 153, bk 1.
  2. [S8145] Arkansas Death Certificate certified copy in possession of Genevieve W Slade, gws 10 Jan 1995.
  3. [S8205] Personal knowledge of Genevieve Willett Slade.
  4. [S8345] Findagrave.com,, Julia A Willett, tombstone, Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma.
  5. [S8202] The 1850 US Census for Union County, Kentucky, page 491, dwelling 441, family 441.
  6. [S8198] The 1860 US Census for Union County, Kentucky, Page 360, Roll 83, T 7
    AJ Willett 25 farmer
    JuliaA. Willett 20 wife
    George inf.
  7. [S8197] 1880 Randolph Co, Illinois Census, ED 96, pg 14-B, lines 17-23, dwl 123, fam 123.
  8. [S8144] 1900 US Census of the Chickasha Nation, Indian Territory, ED 153, sh 26-B, lines 82-86, dwl 541, fam 560.

William Robert Willett

(27 September 1861 - 8 December 1906)
     William Robert Willett was born on September 27, 1861 in Union County, Kentucky.1,2 He was the son of Andrew Jackson Willett and Julia Ann Fenwick. William Robert Willett was baptized on November 10, 1861 in St Vincent, Union County, Kentucky.3
     William married Martha Camilla Hughes, daughter of John Hughes, on June 13, 1888 in Missouri.4 William died on December 8, 1906 at age 45.2 He was buried in Bonne Terre Cemetery, Saint Francois County, Missouri.2

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1880Kaskia Pct, Randolph County, IllinoisAndrew Jackson Willett5
1900Perry Twp, Saint Francois County, MissouriWilliam Robert Willett1

Children of William Robert Willett and Martha Camilla Hughes

  • Harry Opel Willett 6 b. September 11, 1889, d. August 12, 1987
  • Stella M Willett 1 b. October, 1891
  • Essie Willett 1 b. August, 1895
  • Rena Willett 1 b. March, 1896
  • Edna P. Willett 1 b. January, 1898
  • Robert Willett 1 b. November, 1899
  • Vernon Willett 7 b. circa 1902
  • Goldie L. Willett 7 b. circa 1904

Citations

  1. [S8234] 1900 US Census of St. Francois County, Missouri, ED 95, sh 13-B, lines 81-88, dwl 261, fam 272.
  2. [S8314] FindaGrave.com website,, William Robert Willett, tombstone, Bonne Terre Cemetery, St. Francois Co, Missouri.
  3. [S8146] Baptismal Records from Sacred Heart Church, St. Vincents, Union Co, Kentucky.
  4. [S8317] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com, img 21/45, pg 36, Wm R Willitt and Miss Martha Hughes, Jun 13, 1888.
  5. [S8197] 1880 Randolph Co, Illinois Census, ED 96, pg 14-B, lines 17-23, dwl 123, fam 123.
  6. [S8206] DAR Records of WILLETT, unknown publish date.
  7. [S8303] 1910 US Census of St. Francois, Missouri, ED 87, sh 20-A, lines 20-26, dwl 363, fam 315.

Ignastius Aloysius Willett

(31 July 1864 - 24 May 1937)
     Ignastius Aloysius Willett was born on July 31, 1864 in Union County, Kentucky. He was the son of Andrew Jackson Willett and Julia Ann Fenwick. Ignastius Aloysius Willett was baptized on September 17, 1864 in St Vincent, Union County, Kentucky.1 Ignastius died on May 24, 1937 at age 72.2 He was buried in Saint Matthew Cemetery, Saint Louis City, Missouri.2

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1880Kaskia Pct, Randolph County, IllinoisAndrew Jackson Willett3

Citations

  1. [S8146] Baptismal Records from Sacred Heart Church, St. Vincents, Union Co, Kentucky.
  2. [S8345] Findagrave.com,, Alonzo Willett, tombstone, Saint Matthew Cemetery, Staint Louis, Missouri.
  3. [S8197] 1880 Randolph Co, Illinois Census, ED 96, pg 14-B, lines 17-23, dwl 123, fam 123.

Mary Agnes Willett

(January 1873 - before 1970)
     Mary Agnes Willett was born in January, 1873 in Kentucky.1 She was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Willett and Julia Ann Fenwick.
     Mary married Albert S. Daniels on August 12, 1896 in Chickasha, Oklahoma Territory.2 Albert S. Daniels of Chickasha, IT married Mary Agnes Willett of Canadian County. Rev E Hamilton of Chickasha officiated. Ceremony in parlor of Capital Hotel, Chickasha, Wed eve 12 Aug 1896. article from El Reno News on Aug 14, 1896. Mary died before 1970.

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1880Kaskia Pct, Randolph County, IllinoisAndrew Jackson Willett3
1900Chickasha, Grady County, Indian TerritoryAlbert S. Daniels1
1930Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas, living at 714 North 4th StreetAlbert S. Daniels4

Child of Mary Agnes Willett and Albert S. Daniels

  • Chester Daniels 5 b. May, 1897

Citations

  1. [S8144] 1900 US Census of the Chickasha Nation, Indian Territory, ED 153, sh 26-B, lines 82-86, dwl 541, fam 560.
  2. [S8179] Aug 14, 1896 , pg 7 col 1.
  3. [S8197] 1880 Randolph Co, Illinois Census, ED 96, pg 14-B, lines 17-23, dwl 123, fam 123.
  4. [S8352] 1930 US Census of Rogers County, Arkansas, ED 4-16, sh 7-B, lines 59-61, dwl 190, fam 208.
  5. [S5] Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com.

Charles Burks

(11 July 1838 - 5 September 1922)
     Charles Burks was born on July 11, 1838 in Farmington, Saint Francois County, Missouri.1,2 He was the son of Charles Burks and Elizabeth Murphy.
     Charles married Emily Virginia VanSickle, daughter of Joseph VanSickle and Sarah Rickard, on August 30, 1860 in Farmington, Missouri.1 Charles Burks served in At the breaking out of the Civil War, Charles Burks enlisted in Confederate Army, and served in the command of General Price until the close of the war. Obituary of his wife Emily refers to him as 'Colonel Charles Burks' circa 1864.3 He was landman,lawyer in 1900.4,5 "Hon. and Mrs. Charles Burks celebrated their golden wedding Aniversary August 30th. It was a happy event, all of their children except a son and daughter living in Missouri being present."6 Charles died on September 5, 1922 at age 841,7 and was buried in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Edmond, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.1,2

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1850Union Twp., Sainte Genevieve County, MissouriCharles Burks8
1860Union Twp., Sainte Genevieve County, MissouriCharles Burks9
1870Union Twp, Oak Ridge, Sainte Genevieve County, MissouriCharles Burks10
1880Union Twp, Ste Genevieve County, MissouriCharles Burks11
1890T13N, R 1& 2W, Indian Meridian, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Territory,
Charles came from Mo., been in territory for three months, 50 years old
Charles Burks12
1900Edmond Twshp, City of Edmond, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Territory, b Jul 1838, N.J., land agentCharles Burks13
1920Edmond, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Charles, age 81, Emily V age 78Charles Burks14

Children of Charles Burks and Emily Virginia VanSickle

  • Elizabeth Burks b. after 1861
  • Jasper Burks b. circa 1863, d. before June 4, 1887
  • Charles R Burks b. July, 1864
  • Mary Lee (Mollie) Burks+ b. November 25, 1867, d. April 21, 1944
  • Felix Burks 15 b. 1868
  • Anna L. Burks+ b. February, 1873, d. November 28, 1957
  • Cora Burks b. 1874, d. after 1944
  • Joseph Frederick Burks b. 1875, d. after 1944
  • Emily Viola Burks+ b. September 13, 1878, d. December 23, 1967
  • Carolyn E M Burks b. January, 1880, d. March 29, 1965
  • Frank Harold Townsend Burks b. November 4, 1883, d. January 23, 1913

Citations

  1. [S8147] Obituary of Emily Burks, (Edmond, Oklahoma: Edmond Sun, Thursday, September 7, 1922), 1.
  2. [S8240] Burks tombstone,, photographed July 27,1999 in possession GWS.
  3. [S8147] Obituary of Emily Burks, 1, (Author has photocopy).
  4. [S8153] 1900 US Census Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma County.
  5. [S8283] The Edmond Sun Newspaper, Edmond, Oklahoma, (Edmond, Oklahoma: The Edmond Sun, 1 Sep 1910), obituary.
  6. [S8283] The Edmond Sun Newspaper, bottom of pg 6, left of McGowan Ad.
  7. [S8244] Unknown title, Registration no.55254, Primary dist no. 5511
    died of arterio sitrusis.
  8. [S8150] 1850 US Census for Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, page 251, dwg 691, fam 708; Charles Burks family.
  9. [S8158] 1860 US Census Ste Genevieve Co, Missouri, Page 283, dwl 801, fam 815, Charles & Frances L Slade family.
  10. [S8215] 1870 US Census of Staint Genevieve County, Missouri, page 18, dwg 111, fam 112.
  11. [S8217] 1880 US Census Ste Genevieve County, Missouri, page 10, ED 137, Dwelling 85, fam 86.
  12. [S8152] First Territorial Census of Oklahoma 1890 before statehood., 332, Page 332, family #51, lines 11-17, T13N, R1&2W, Indian Meridian.
  13. [S8153] 1900 US Census Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma County, sheet 4, line 1.
  14. [S8188] 1920 US Census of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, 1920 census Oklahoma, r 105, sh 18.
  15. [S8215] 1870 US Census of Staint Genevieve County, Missouri.

Emily Virginia VanSickle

(6 November 1840 - 22 February 1923)
     Emily Virginia VanSickle was born on November 6, 1840 in Saint Francois County, Missouri.1 She was the daughter of Joseph VanSickle and Sarah Rickard.
     Emily married Charles Burks, son of Charles Burks and Elizabeth Murphy, on August 30, 1860 in Farmington, Saint Francois County, Missouri.2 "Hon. and Mrs. Charles Burks celebrated their golden wedding Aniversary August 30th. It was a happy event, all of their children except a son and daughter living in Missouri being present."3 Emily died on February 22, 1923 in Goltry, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, at age 82.2,4 She was buried in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Edmond, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.2,5

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1850Union Twp., Sainte Genevieve County, MissouriJoseph VanSickle6
1870Union Twp, Oak Ridge, Sainte Genevieve County, MissouriCharles Burks7
1880Union Twp, Ste Genevieve County, MissouriCharles Burks8
1890T13N, R 1& 2W, Indian Meridian, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Territory,
Charles came from Mo., been in territory for three months, 50 years old
Charles Burks9
1900Edmond Twshp, City of Edmond, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Territory, b Jul 1838, N.J., land agentCharles Burks10
1920Edmond, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Charles, age 81, Emily V age 78Charles Burks11

Children of Emily Virginia VanSickle and Charles Burks

  • Elizabeth Burks b. after 1861
  • Jasper Burks b. circa 1863, d. before June 4, 1887
  • Charles R Burks b. July, 1864
  • Mary Lee (Mollie) Burks+ b. November 25, 1867, d. April 21, 1944
  • Felix Burks 12 b. 1868
  • Anna L. Burks+ b. February, 1873, d. November 28, 1957
  • Cora Burks b. 1874, d. after 1944
  • Joseph Frederick Burks b. 1875, d. after 1944
  • Emily Viola Burks+ b. September 13, 1878, d. December 23, 1967
  • Carolyn E M Burks b. January, 1880, d. March 29, 1965
  • Frank Harold Townsend Burks b. November 4, 1883, d. January 23, 1913

Citations

  1. [S8240] Burks tombstone,, Photographed July 27, 1999 in possession of GWS.
  2. [S8147] Obituary of Emily Burks, (Edmond, Oklahoma: Edmond Sun, Thursday, September 7, 1922), 1.
  3. [S8283] The Edmond Sun Newspaper, Edmond, Oklahoma, (Edmond, Oklahoma: The Edmond Sun, 1 Sep 1910), bottom of pg 6, left of McGowan Ad.
  4. [S8244] Unknown title, State Board of Health died in Goltry OK, buried Edmond, OK,
    died of old age and pnuemonia.

  5. [S8240] Burks tombstone, photographed July 27,1999 in possession GWS.
  6. [S8150] 1850 US Census for Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, pg 249, dwg 623, fam 640, line 35, Joseph VanSickle family.
  7. [S8215] 1870 US Census of Staint Genevieve County, Missouri, page 18, dwg 111, fam 112.
  8. [S8217] 1880 US Census Ste Genevieve County, Missouri, page 10, ED 137, Dwelling 85, fam 86.
  9. [S8152] First Territorial Census of Oklahoma 1890 before statehood., 332, Page 332, family #51, lines 11-17, T13N, R1&2W, Indian Meridian.
  10. [S8153] 1900 US Census Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma County, sheet 4, line 1.
  11. [S8188] 1920 US Census of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, 1920 census Oklahoma, r 105, sh 18.
  12. [S8215] 1870 US Census of Staint Genevieve County, Missouri.

Richard Willett1,2,3

(28 December 1800 - after 1886)
     Richard Willett was born on December 28, 1800 in Nelson County, Kentucky.1,4,3 He was the son of George E. Willett and Elizabeth Sanders.5 Richard Willett was a farmer.
     Richard married Teresa Hill, daughter of John Baptist Hill, on June 22, 1821 in Kentucky.6 In 1822, they relocated to Union County.1 Richard died after 1886 in Waverly, Union County, Kentucky.2

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1850Union County, KentuckyRichard Willett4
1880Union County, KentuckyRichard Willett7

Children of Richard Willett and Teresa Hill

  • John Baptist Willett b. 1822
  • Andrew Jackson Willett+ 3 b. 1824, d. 1899
  • George R. Willett b. July 2, 1824
  • Catherine Ellen Willett b. circa 1826
  • Mary Elizabeth Willett b. November 24, 1828
  • Benjamin Franklin Willett b. March 30, 1833
  • Samuel Lewis Willett b. circa 1835
  • Frances Marion Willett b. May 2, 1835
  • Patrick Alexander Hamilton Willett b. circa 1836
  • Louis Clark Willett b. March 29, 1837
  • Richard D. Willett b. March 25, 1840

Citations

  1. [S8200] History of Union County Kentucky Evansville, Indiana: Courier Co., Printers, Binders and Engravers, 1886. Reproduction, by Unigraphic, Inc. 1975), pages 860 - 862.
  2. [S8350] Jr. Albert J Willett, The Willett Families of North America Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1985), p 570-571, Richard Willett & Teresa Hill.
  3. [S8351] Mary Louise Donnelly, Edward Willett, Colonial Maryland Pewterer, County Clerk, Plantation Owner 1999), pg 68, Richard Willett.
  4. [S8202] The 1850 US Census for Union County, Kentucky, Dist #2, img 84/122, line 42, dwl 577, fam 577, & lines 1-10, img 85/122.
  5. [S8350] Jr. Albert J Willett, The Willett Families of North America, p 549-550, George E Willett & Elizabeth Sanders.
  6. [S8200] History of Union County Kentucky, page 861.
  7. [S8203] The 1880 US Census for Union County, Kentucky, page 391.