The Earp Family Blog
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?
Monday, August 22, 2011
"North of Deep Fork, A Lincoln County Farm Family in Hard Times" is the title of a family history book written by my brother Wayne Pounds. It is now available online at Amazon.com for $10.91 plus shipping. The book is an updated, second edition of a history of a farm family in Lincoln County, Oklahoma, 1891-1941. Inside you will find regional history, county history, family history, genealogy and an Index that includes 165 family names.
This book is largely the story of the Pounds and Olson families from the time of the Oklahoma Land Run of 1891 until about 1941. However, you will find the Earps there also and many other Lincoln County families.
Happy Reading! We would appreciate hearing your comments on the book. Thanks.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
|Wm. Earp Family taken 1906 in Stroud, OK Terr. Back row: Hugh, Otto, Ira, Vernie, Earl.|
Front row: Ona, Oba, Coy, Will with John, Mary with baby Claud, and Ara on right.
Will and Mary Earp were married Jan. 1, 1884, in Clio, Wayne Co., IA. Their first child, Coy Jane, was born Dec. 15, 1884 in Greeley Co., NE. On Dec. 25, 1907 Coy married Phillip Otis Miller in Lincoln Co., OK.
|Coy Jane Earp and Phillip Otis Miller, 1907|
Otto George was born April 25, 1886, Greeley Co., NE. On the 29th of Oct., 1910, he married Fannie E. Cummings in Lincon Co., OK.
|Fannie Cummings and Otto Earp, 1910|
Ina Elizabeth was born Sept. 13, 1887, in Greeley Co., NE. She married Orval M. Collyer, March 3, 1907, in Lincoln Co., OK.
|Ina Earp and Orval Collyar, 1907|
William "Vernie" was born March 6, 1889 in Greeley Co., NE. On. Dec. 19, 1916, he married Elsie Mae Kennedy in Lincoln Co., OK.
|Elsie Kennedy and Vernie Earp, 1916|
The last child born in Nebraska before the migration to Oklahoma Territory was Martin "Earl". He was born Aug. 27, 1890 in Greeley Co. NE. On Nov. 12, 1919, Earl Earp married Flossie Pearl Burton in Lincoln Co., OK.
|Earl Earp and Flossie Burton, 1919|
The first child born in Oklahoma Territory was Hugh Earnest Earp, born June 4, 1893, in Keokuk Township, northwest of the town of Stroud, Lincoln Co., OK. Hughie was my grandfather. He married Lenna Wilburn Dec. 17, 1912. Lenna died two years later. Hughie then married my grandmother, Arlie Avenell Flatt, on Dec. 26, 1916, Lincoln Co., OK.
|Hughie Earp and Lenna Wilburn, 1912|
|Hughie Earp and Arlie Flatt, 1916|
The second child born in Oklahoma Territory was a girl, Ona Hannah, born Jan. 4, 1896. On Sept. 1, 1916, Ona married Edwin C. Taylor in Lincoln Co., OK.
|Ona and Edwin Taylor|
|Ara Viola Earp, 1910|
|Ara Earp Hensley and children, 1918|
Oba Asa was born April 28, 1900, north of Stroud, Lincoln Co., OK. He married Gladys Burton on Nov. 12, 1919.
|Oba and Gladys Earp and children|
|Oba and Gladys Earp|
John Luther Earp was born Nov. 28, 1902, north of Stroud, Lincoln Co., OK. He married Jessie "Dee" Henderson on May 24, 1926.
|Dee Henderson and John Earp, 1926|
The last child of Will and Mary Earp was born Nov. 30, 1904. He was named Claud Russell Earp. On Nov. 29, 1925 he married Opal P. Henderson in Lincoln Co., OK.
|Opal Henderson and Claud Earp, 1925|