The "Old Home Place" abt 1900-1910

The "Old Home Place" abt 1900-1910
Earp Homestead located N. Keokuk Twp., SE 1/4 S6 T15N R6E, Lincoln CO., OK, or 3 miles north and 2 1/2 miles west of Stroud, OK.

The Earp Family Blog


Here you'll find a family parlor for descendants and other kin of William Asbury and Mary Frances (Wright) Earp, who settled near Stroud (Lincoln Co.) Oklahoma Territory in 1892. May it be a resting place along the highway of time for all who pass this way. Come on in--the door's open. Sit down and rest a spell. Let's swap some stories and photographs from the treasure chest of time. Y'all come on in now, hear?


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Will Earp, Mary F. Wright Earp and Family 1891-92

This photo is a real treasure and one that I had never seen until recently. It was taken in 1891 or 1892. I don't know if was taken in Nebraska before the Will Earp family left for Oklahoma or if it was taken after their arrival in Oklahoma Territory. If anyone knows where it was taken, please let me know.

The Will Earp Family in 1891-92. Left to right: Vernie born 1889, Wm A. born 1856,
                      Ina Elizabeth born 1887, Coy Jane born 1884, Otto George born 1886, Mary F.
Wright born 1862 and Martin Earle born 1890.

By the fall of 1891 Will Earp, Mary Frances Wright Earp and their children had settled at Guthrie, OK Territory for the winter. There a child was born who did not survive.

In January of 1892, Will traded a wagon, a team of mules and harness for a claim of 160 acres of land located in N. Keokuk Twp., northwest of Stroud, Oklahoma Territory. Hugh Earnest, born 1893, was the first of the Earp children born on the new claim. Hannah Ona came in 1896, Ara Viola followed in 1898, Oba Asa in 1900, John Luther in 1902 and Claud Russell in 1904.

Note the picture of the entire family that is posted on the beginning page of this blog.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Photo Albums

I have just completed putting together a new family history photo album. I have to thank my cousin Janie Anderson Anderson for her help with this latest project. Most of the family photos in the album were sent to me by Janie.

Janie has an amazing knowledge of the Earp/Wright/Ewing connection. Thanks to her my curiosity has finally been satisfied and I now understand all the twists and turns of those family connections. (I think.)

Janie explained that as a girl she and her family attended the Church of God in Stroud. Her grandmother, Coy Earp Miller, daughter of Wm. and Mary F. Earp, was widowed and lived with our great grandmother, Mary F. Earp. Many Sundays Janie and her family ate Sunday dinner there at the Earp home and she spent the afternoon observing all the many visiting family members who dropped by to see their mother, grandmother, and/or great grandmother.

Church of God, Stroud, OK, built abt. 1928
I will soon be posting some of those photographs. Above is a photo of the Church of God in Stroud, OK. This church was built by our great grandmother, Mary Frances Wright Earp, after her husband Will Earp died and she moved to town. It is still standing but has recently been purchased by a private buyer and has been renovated into a home.