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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

George E. Vickrey, John H. Vickery, James Turriff, 6 South 45 West




VICKERY
In 1900 Baxter Springs, Kansas, Gilla E. Michener, born Oct 1883 in Kansas, is with parents Elias and Amanad Michener.
They had been there in 1895, too.
Elias Michener 1841-1917 is buried in Baxter Springs, # 27465583, with Amanda J. 1845-1901 snd Jennie (Smith) Michenre 1859-1912.

In 1920 Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, John H. Vickery is a water superintendent for the city, born in Missouri, married to Gillas E. born in Kansas, both 34.
September 20, 1923 Neosho, Missouri "Mrs. Ella Vickrey died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Donnely, in Joplin last Thursday morning and was brought to Granby Friday and taken to the Baptist church where the funeral was preached by Rev. Mr. Green of Eldorado Springs. Mrs. Vickery was at one time a good citizen of Granby. She moved to Joplin with her husband several years ago. Tier husband was brought back here about two years ago and laid to rest in the new cemetery.
Mrs. Vickery leaves the following children to mourn her departure: Ed Vickrey of Stratton, Colo.; John Vickrey of Claremore, Okla.; Mrs. Bert West of Stotts City, Matt and Kit Vickrey and Mrs. James Donnely of Joplin, also one sister, Mrs. Tom Troxel of Baxter Springs.
She was laid to rest in the new cemetery."
#37267931 says she was Lou Ella, the daughter of O.C. and Mary (Rogers) Hudson, marrying Abner Jason Vickery.
Abner # 37267844 1854-1921 is buried in Newton County.
One FindaGrave list has her brother George Edwin Hudson buried there, too 1854-1892 "Infamous George Hudson was shot by Officer William Robedew of Colorado at his saloon in Granby on August 6, 1892 at about 11:30 P.M. The charge for which he was wanted was for assault and robbery committed in May 1879 in Park County, Colorado. (Information found in Newton County News, August 11, 1892.) "

1927 " An investigation into alleged liquor law violations and laxity in enforcement in Wagoner county will be launched by the United States grand jury when it convenes here Jan, 10, according to John H. Vickery, deputy prohibition administrator. Conditions in the county relative to liquor law enforcement wore branded as "shameful" today by Vickery, who said that Many bootleggers openly boast of paying for "official protection" from the law. Vickery's disclosure of the contemplated federal Investigation followed a aeries of raids in which six men were arrested, two large stills seized and hundreds of gallons of mash and liquor destroyed"

They're living at 1420 N. Main in Tulsa in 1930, where he's a U.S. Marshal.
In 1939 newspapers reported that John H. Vickery was chief of guards for Mid-Continent Petroleum, accused of trying to trap striking o\il workers to dynamite equipment.

In 1940 John and Gilla are in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He's an investigator for an oil company.
Gilla E. (Michener) Vickrey 1883-1952 and John H Vickrey 1886-1961 are buried in Cherokee COunty, Kansas, # 29395013 says he was the son of Abner J. and Ella (Hudson) Vickrey.
John was born Feb 7, 1886 at Granby Missouri to A. J. and Ella (Hudson) Vickrey. He was a retired driller when he died in Joplin, Missouri. Matt Vickrey was the informant.
(1969 Joplin " Matt Vickrey, curator of the Joplin Mineral Museum adjusts miniature of old "Joplin Camp." The display was constructed by Vickrey to show what Joplin was like in the late 1800s after lead was discovered on Joplin Creek."

GEORGE EDWARD VICKREY
In 1900 Marshall County, Kansas, Laura B. Pike is 12, with William D. and Carrie L. both 41. Dollie J. is 14, and Ollie M. is 10.
Laura is probably related to the Sarah Pike who married John Clair, both buried in Kirk Colorado.

(Ollie Daffer is married to Jas. S. 26, in 1910 Shannon County, Missouri, with Jas. W. 2 and Oral L. six months. Olive May Daffer 1890-1962 is buried in Modesto, California # 38776610.)
In 1910 Jasper County, Missouri, W.T. Pike is a stone mason, 52, widowed, with Laura 22.
In 1920 Kit Carson County, George E. Vickrey is farming, 40, born in Missouri, with Laura B. 31 Kansas. Helen M. 8 and Luella M. 3 were born in Missouri.
Vickrey, G. E., Farmer, S. 35, T. 6, R. 46, P. O. Stratton. Mr. Vickrey was born in Missouri in 1880, settled in the County in 1918, and married Laura Pike. They have two children.
In 1922 Ed. Vickery of Stratton is the treasurer of School District # 39.
George E. Vickrey claimed land in 26 and 35, 6S 46W in 1922.
In 1930 Tulsa, George and Laura have Hellen M. 19, Luella M. 14, and Gladys L. 5 born in COlorado.
In 1940 Tulsa they have Gladys 15, and Luella M. 24 Dunn, married to Leo J. 25.
George Edward Vickery 1880-1961 and Laura B. 1888-1970 are buried in Sperry Okaahoma # 15928721.
Gladys Louise Vickery was born July 16, 1924 at Stratton to George E. Vickrey and Laura B. Pike, name as Boothe in 1947 and as Gladys Louise Rippy whnen she died February 17, 2007.
She's buried in Fort Logan # 19269242.
Luella Mae Vickrey born March 29, 1916 at Neck City, Missouri to George E. Vickrey and Laura B. Pike, died January 29, 1999 in Tulsa as Luella M. Furtney - probably husband Harold M. Furtney.


FURTNEY-- Luella M. , 82, passed away Friday, January 29, 1999 in Tulsa, OK. Born March 29, 1916 to George and Laura Vickrey in Nick City, MO. Member of Woodland View Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Preceded in death by son, Kenneth A. Furtney and sister, Helen Cook. Survived by: husband, Harold Furtney of the home; daughter, Diane Furtney of Columbus, OH; son, Robert Furtney of Tulsa, OK; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Tom Satterwhite of Washington, DC; sister, Gladys Rippy of Denver, CO. Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 1, 1999 at Moore's Southlawn Chapel with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery. Moore's Southlawn Chapel, 663-2233.


FURTNEY -- Harold M. 86, passed away Friday, March 8, 2002 in Tulsa, OK. Born April 9, 1915 in St. Louis, MO, to Martin and Eleanor Furtney. Served in the National Guard during WWII. He was a 1936 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Longtime Tulsa Businessman and Owner of Harold Furtney Company. Lifetime member of IEEE. Preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Luella Furtney. Survived by: 2 daughters, Diane Furtney of Columbus, OH and Gayle Furtney of Washington, DC; son, Robert Furtney of Tulsa, OK; sister, Elinor Neusitz of St. Louis, MO; niece, Tina Meyers; and nephew, Kurt Neusitz, both of St. Louis, MO. Service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2002 at Moore's Southlawn Chapel. Moore's Southlawn Chapel, 663-2233.

FURTNEY-- Gayle Satterwhite, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2004 in Washington, DC after a six-month battle with cancer. 50 years old, she was born in Tulsa, OK and graduated from Holland Hall in 1972, Bryn Mawr College in 1976 and later received a Law Degree from the University of Tulsa. After practicing labor law for several years in Houston, TX for the firm of Vinson & Elkins, she moved to Washington, DC and worked as a Federal Government Attorney for the FDIC and later for FEMA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Luella Furtney and her brother, Kenneth Furtney. She is survived by: her husband, Tom Satterwhite of Washington, DC; her sister, Diane Furtney of Columbus, OH; and her brother, Robert Furtney of Tulsa. Beautiful, bright and athletic, Gayle was a very successful, hard-working and loving person who will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. No public service is planned. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20057.

TURRIFF
In 1900 Howard County, Texas, James Turriff born Oct 1855, married 25 years to Marion S. January 1857, both Canada, have James Jan 1882 Canada, William C. Oct 1886, John Sept 1892, Marion S. Sept 1895, Robert Z. Dec 1897, and Lorne C. June 1899, all five born in Texas.
1906 Denison Texas "Fireman Jim Turriff of the Frisco is laying off."
James A. Turriff registered for WWI in Francis, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, born Jan 38, 1882 a locomotoive engineer for the St. L. S.F R.Y. His nearest relative was Myrtle Turriff of Francis.
In 1920 Marshall County, Oklahoma, James Turriff is a railroad engineer, 64, married to Marion S. 61, both born in Canada, immigrating in 1880, naturalized in 1886.

In 1920 El Paso, Texas, Myrtle Turriff is 31, born in Texas, living with mother Ida Beam 53. Evelyn Turriff 12 and James 5 are with them.
In 1922 J. H. Vickery and J. A. Turriff of Francis, Oklahoma owned 960 acres in sections 16 and 17, 6 South, 45 West.

Myrtle Turriff 1889-1927 is buried in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
" Mrs. Myrtle Turriff, 37, of Sapulpa, Okla., died at 2811 Louisville street Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. She is survived by her husband, J. A. Turriff, of Sapulpa, daughter Evelyn and son James, who were here at the time of death. The body was shipped at 12:30 today by Raster & Maxon to Sapulpa for interment. The daughter and son accompanied the body. "

In the same cemetery are James' brother John and his wife.

In 1930 the Frisco Railroad magazine, West Tulsa division, reported that J. E. Turriff, engineer, who had been absent due to an attack of blook poisoning has recovered and was back on his run on the Creek Sub.
His son James, 15, was living with his sister Evelyn Mills, 24, in Grady County, Oklahoma in 1930.
Also in 1930, Engineer James Turriff, Creek subdivision, was absent on leave spending his vacation in Canada at the Shrine convention.
In 1940, James is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 58, with Margaret 44 born in Texas. They were in Sherman Texas in 1935.
James registered for WWII in Sherman Texas, born Jan 8, 1882 at Toronto, Canada, with a wife .
He died in Sherman February 4, 1950, to be buried at West Hill. # 79652024 says "Married (1) Myrtle Beam on July 31, 1906 in Grayson Co., Texas. Married (2) Margaret Wallace. (Thanks to Rebecca) "
In 1947 Dallas Texas, Jas A. Turriff, Jr, is a representative of the CIT Corp, with Janice L. living at 6122 Lakehurst. Arthur Turriff is a mechanic with Catherine C. living at 2150 Burbank.

In 1950 Margaret I. Turriff, widow of J.A., is living at 3732 Binkley St. in Dallas.
"James A. Turriff died on February 4, 1950, and Margaret Turriff probated the joint and mutual will. She became independent executrix of the estate and took possession of all of the property of the estate. The value of the estate was listed in the inventory and appraisement at $5,000.00. Margaret Turriff executed a holographic will on May 24, 1973, and designated Mildred Wallace, appellant, as independent executrix, and upon application of Mildred Wallace such will was admitted to probate as the Last Will and Testament of Margaret Irene Turriff. In the holographic will specific bequests of $2,500.00 each were made to James A. Turriff, Jr. and Evelyn Turriff Mills. Other portions of the will distribute the remainder of the estate, which consisted of savings accounts, certificates of deposit and personal effects, to her brothers and sisters, and their spouses and their children and grandchildren — the nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews of Margaret Irene Turriff. Five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars in cash of the assets of the Estate of Margaret Irene Turriff is attributable to the property owned by either Margaret Irene Turriff or James A. Turriff, or both of them, at the time of the death of James A. Turriff on February 4, 1950. The remainder of her estate consists of property independently acquired by her after the death of her husband, two-thirds of which was derived from real estate devised to Margaret Turriff by a friend "

In 1974 J.A. and Janice are living at 4529 S. Versailles. He's a sales rep, she's a teacher of humanities and sciences at SMU. Julie, a clerk at the National Bank of Commerce, lives with them.


James Austin Turriff, born Dec 26, 1914, died in San Francisco County, California Sept 18, 1981, buried in Denton County, # 106418192.


Turriff, Janice Lindsay July 30, 1919 - June 18, 2011
Janice Lindsay Turriff passed away June 18, 2011 at age 92. She was born in Denver, July 30, 1919 to Dr. George Lindsay, and his wife, Ethel McCumber Lindsay. She is predeceased by her brother, Dr. Owen Lindsay, and is survived by her daughters, Anne Slaughter, and husband Randolph Slaughter, Jr., of Dallas; Patricia Boyd, and husband J. Kip Boyd of Midland; and Julie Robinson, and husband Boyd Robinson, of Albuquerque. Also surviving are Jan's grandson, Tanner Boyd, and wife Jasie, of Houston; and granddaughter, Lindsay Boyd Warner and husband, Mike, of Florida. Although not family by descent, Jan was also survived by many close friends of all ages. Jan and her children were blessed by their love and assistance to their mother, especially her dear friend Ernest Rager, as well as her friend that nursed her, Carmen Shannon.
Jan had an inquiring mind and throughout her life was involved in many activities. She and her husband, Jim, were founding members of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church where she was on the Altar Guild, Sunday school teacher, Rector's search committee in the formative years of the church. Later she loved being involved with the Daughters of the King at St. Christopher's. She also was a docent for exhibits at the DMA, did taping for the blind, taught English as a second language, and was a faithful Girl Scout leader for her daughters' troops. Jan was an avid reader, and especially loved poetry. She was a member of Craig Class and was retired from the staff of SMU. Most people who visited with Jan quickly sensed something special about her which came from her ability to seek out and share areas of interest with almost anyone; and a sparkle in her eyes that told everyone that she was always waiting and watching for what might be around the bend, all supplemented with a considerable knowledge base of things of art and humanities and culture. She will be missed by her family and friends but she is glad to have escaped the bonds of this earthly body and be with her Lord Jesus Christ.
Services will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at 4:00 PM with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Altar Guild of St. Michael's.
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