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



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?

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

January Wedding 1940



On the
16th of
this month, my parents would've been married 72 years. There were no wedding pictures because Opal forgot to buy film for the little Brownie Kodak camera that she had given  Archie a few months earlier. It was a Sunday morning in 1940 and there were no convenience stores open that day. After the wedding both families gathered at the home of Archie's parents, Tom and Roxie Pounds, northwest of Chandler, Oklahoma, for a large celebration dinner. Opal was the daughter of Hugh and Arlie Earp, who lived north of Chandler. That evening there was a shivaree by their friends. The "friends" wanted to dunk Archie in the horse trough but his brother interfered and was able to squelch that idea! After all it was January in Oklahoma! This marriage with the simple beginnings and no pictures to memorialize the occasion, lasted 62 years.