Elax Spencer Petete

M, b. 29 November 1897, d. 15 December 1940
     Elax Spencer Petete was born on 29 November 1897 at Houston, Perry Co., AR. He was the son of James Leroy Petete and Nancy Eudora Cockrell. Elax Spencer Petete married Rhea Maude Johnson, daughter of Samuel Johnson and Nancy Sweeden, on 27 April 1927 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK. Cause of death: on 15 December 1940 Tuberculosis. Elax Spencer Petete died on 15 December 1940 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK, at age 43 HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Monday, December 16, 1940
Petete Services Set for Tuesday
City Resident Succumbs To Long Illness
Spencer Petete, 43 years old, died at 1:10 p.m. Sunday at his home, 309 1/2 E. Choctaw. He had been ill for about six months. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene. Rev. C.C. Johnson, pastor and Elder H.G. Burch will officiate. Burial will be at Holdenville Cemetery by Mackey Funeral Home.
Petete formerly lived on a farm west of Holdenville but moved to town when he became ill six months ago. He had been a resident of this community since December, 1904. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rhea Mattie Petete, one son Clyde Wayne, of the home address, four brothers, E.L., Charley, Coleman and Cecil Petete all of Holdenville; four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Cheek, Mrs. Anne Middleton, Mrs. Bessie Puckett and Mrs. Mary House all of Holdenville. Active bearers at the final services will be Leo Middleton, Hugh Petete, Carl Cheek, James Petete, Ralph Middleton and Gerald Puckett. Honorary bearers will be Andy Robertson, Earl Allen, Gladney Cummings, Ira Newman, Harry Metcalf and T.J. Cecil.

Elizabeth Petete

F, b. 1849
     Elizabeth Petete was born in 1849 at Pickens Co., AL. She was the daughter of Theodore L. Petete and Mary R. Windle.

Emmit Leon Petete

M, b. 2 January 1922, d. 27 December 1940
     Note: Leon loved to hunt and fish. He always had a dog. One dog in particular was a little Rat Terrier named Jack. Jack would run rabbits, chase squirrels and hunt rats. We would take him to a meadow on Jackson Hill out west of town, there were some large rocks, over at the side of the meadow. In between these rocks you could find cotton tail rabbits. Ole Jack could run these cotton tails down here, but if they went out onto the meadow they would run off and leave him. Word got around town what a good ratter, Jack was and several people borrowed him to catch rats around their house and barns. One man, a colored man named Pool, kept a horse and cow at his house over in colored town. Pool talked to Daddy about borrowing Jack to kill the rats at his place. Daddy asked Leon to loan Jack to Pool, so Leon took Jack over to Pool's house and made a deal with Pool to use Jack. The kids in the neighborhood would all play outside in the night. We would play, ditchum, sheep in my pen, wood tag, hide and seek and several more. Have you ever gone snipe hunting? -- this was one of the standard games played on every new kid who moved into the neighborhood. One night we were playing ditchum, after about an hour of playing, Leon was missing. Everyone fanned out looking for him. One of the boys found Jack in a ditch about a half block from home. He was dead (starved to death). Some one went to the house and told Daddy about Jack. Daddy went as fast as he could and checked the gun closet, and sure enough Leon's shotgun was missing. Daddy jumped in his car and headed for Pool's house. With-in a block of Pool's house Daddy caught up wiith Leon. He was going over to kill Pool for starving his dog to death. We never did know if Pool knew how close he was to being killed. Emmit Leon Petete was born on 2 January 1922 at Coston Twp., Hughes Co., OK. He was the son of Emmitt Leroy Petete and Edna Martha Cain. Emmit Leon Petete died on 27 December 1940 at Hughes Co., OK, at age 18 HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Thursday December 26, 1940
Hit By Car, Son Of Police Chief
Critically Hurt
Physicians Fear For Recovery Of Leon Petete, 18
Leon Petete, 18-year-old son of Chief Of Police and Mrs. E. L. Petete, was still unconscious and in a very critical condition this afternoon in a local hospital from head injuries he sustained when struck by an automobile two and one-half miles west of Holdenville on U.S. Highway 270 at 1:00 a.m. this morning. Unable to complete their examination until the boy regains consciousness or some of his lost strength the attending physicians this afternoon could not definitely determine his chances of recovery by were of the opinion they were extremely slim. A constant vigil over the youngster is being maintained. Billy Foster, 21, Oklahoma Baptist University student home for the Christmas holidays, was driver of the car which struck the police chief's son He is held in the custody of authorities pending completion of the investigation into the accident and the
outcome of young Petete's injuries. Petete is believed to have sustained a brain concussion and probably a skull-fracture. His condition does not yet permit of the making of an x-ray examination necessary to determine the exact extent and seriousness of his injuries. He was struck as he was getting back into the car in which he and two companions, Elmer Dee Autry and Tom Bruner, had been opossum hunting. Returning home, the three sighted another opossum running across the highway. Petete got out of the car and with the aid of their dog, caught the animal, which he had put in the car and was getting back into the machine when he was hit by Foster's car. The parked car, with Autry at the wheel, was off the pavement, Harry Davis, highway patrolman who investigated the accident, declared this afternoon. He said Petete landed on top of the Foster car, his head apparently striking a corner of the windshield. His shoulder, Davis said, was believed to have dented the top of the car. After striking parked car Foster's automobile careened into a field, coming to a stop about 175 feet away, Patrolman Davis said both cars were badly damaged but neither overturned. The car driven by Autry was headed toward Holdenville. Young Foster and a companion were en route to Wewoka. The companion was held blameless. Foster, former HHS football star, suffered a badly bruised chest in the crash. He was taken to a hospital for examination this afternoon. This examination revealed young Foster's condition to be considerably worse than was first believed. In addition to an injured chest and two broken ribs, Foster was suffering of shock and mental anguish. He and Petete have been friends for many years. "I am distressed, I pray to god for Leon's recovery." He sobbed
None of the others at the scene of the accident was injured. S.G. Lyons, Holdenville was the first passerby to reach the victims. He rushed Petete and his two companions to Holdenville. Arthur Martin, who lives near the scene of the accident, arrived soon after ward and came in to report the accident to the Chief of Police. Foster and his companion remained at the scene of the accident until Highway Patrolman Davis and W.D. Acton arrived.

HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Friday, December 27, 1940
Injuries Fatal To Leon Petete; Rites Saturday
Police Chief's Son Died This Morning
Foster; Improving
Never regaining consciousness, Leon Petete, 18, son of Chief of Police and Mrs. E.L. Petete, died at 1:56 this morning in a local hospital of head injuries sustained early Thursday when he was struck by a car on Highway 279 west of Holdenville. Attending physicians said the youngster had a severe concussion and a basal skull fracture. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the First Baptist Church. Elder H.G. Burch of the Capital Heights Baptist Church; Rev. J.E. Kirk, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and Rev. C.C. Johnson, Church of the Nazarene minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Holdenville Cemetery. Condition of Billy Foster, 21-year-old college student for the Christmas vacation, and driver of the car which struck the Petete youngster, was improved today. He is undergoing treatment in a local hospital for chest injuries and broken ribs. Charles Springer, who was riding with Foster, was not injured. Elmer Dee Autry and Tom Bruner, hunting
companions who were with young Petete also escaped injury. The accident occurred two and a half mile west of Holdenville. The car in which Petete, Autry and Bruner were returning from opossum hunting trip to the country, was parked off the paving and headed toward Holdenville. Foster and Springer were driving toward Wewoka. Petete would have been 19 years old January 2. He was born Holdenville and attended local schools, being graduated from high school last spring. He was prominent in athletics in high school and was a member of the basketball team. He is survived by his parents, five brothers, Hugh, of Wichita Falls, Texas; Horace, Harold, Spencer Paul and Theo, and one sister, Lucille all of the home address. Bearers at the services Saturday afternoon will be Charles Baldwin, Speck Broaddus, Elmo Knight, Elmer Dee Autry, Tommy Bruner and Homer Cherry. Hudson Funeral Home will be in charge. While investigation into the accident has been completed, no charges have been filed against young Foster. County Attorney Harvey Powell is out of the city and nothing will be done until be returns, Paul Ballinger, his assistant stated.

HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Sunday December 29, 1940
Services Held For Leon Petete In City Chamber
Church Crowded at Rites For Police Chief's Son Saturday Afternoon
Hundreds of friends of the young man and his family assembled in the First Baptist Church her Saturday afternoon for the funeral service for Leon Petete 18, victim of a highway accident early Thursday morning. The seating capacity of the church auditorium, including the balcony was filed to capacity and a score or more were unable to obtain seats. After impressive services in which three ministers officiated burial occurred in Holdenville cemetery under direction of the Hudson Funeral Home. Rev. J.E. Kirk read the scripture. Rev. C.C. Johnson gave the prayer and the eulogy was delivered by Elder H.G. Burch of the Capital Heights Baptist church. In the services Leon the son of Chief of Police and Mrs. E.L. Petete, was eulogized as a bright and honorable young man with a promising future who had embraced Christianity at the age of 14. The Capital Heights quartet composed of Verlon Pogue, James, Albert and Virginia Burch, sang "Gathering Flowers from the Master's Bouquet." The quartet, with the Baptist choir composed of Mrs. W.D. Waggoner, Mrs. Maud Brinson, Mrs. Ray Smith, Paul King and Maurice Carder, sang "Asleep in Jesus" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." Miss Elouise Stamps was at the organ. Leon, a member of the high school basketball team last year when he completed his high school education, is survived by his parents, five brothers and one sister. The brothers are Horace, Harold, Spencer Paul and Theo of Holdenville, and Hugh of Wichita Falls. The sister Miss Lucille Petete of the home address. The young man was born and reared in Holdenville. City offices and the City Library were closed during the funeral hours and all members of the police and fire departments attended the rites as did the youth's former associates to the circulation department of the Daily News. Troop 55 Boy Scouts of which Spencer Paul Petete is a member, were present in a body.

Emmitt Leroy Petete

M, b. 11 May 1890, d. 1 December 1964
     Emmitt Leroy Petete was born on 11 May 1890 at Gordo, Pickens Co., AL. He was the son of James Leroy Petete and Nancy Eudora Cockrell. Emmitt Leroy Petete married Edna Martha Cain, daughter of Stephen Cain and Laura McKenzie, on 24 December 1914 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK. Emmitt Leroy Petete died on 1 December 1964 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK, at age 74 HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Wednesday Dec. 2, 1964
Emit Petete Services Slated Here Thursday

Services for Emit L. Petete, 75, former Holdenville Chief of Police for eight years and Hughes County Sheriff for 10 years, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Euel Bowen, Pastor of Capitol Heights Missionary Baptist Church will conduct the rites assisted by the Rev. George Jesse, Sasakwa. Burial will be in Holdenville Cemetery directed by Hudson Funeral Home. Petete died late Tuesday evening at P&S Hospital. He was born at Gordo, Alabama May 11, 1890 coming to Hughes county from Houston, Ark. in 1903. He was well known throughout the county and surrounding area as a peace officer. Petete was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his widow Edna, of the home, 406 N. Walnut; five sons, Hugh, Wichita Falls, Texas; Horace and Spencer city; Harold Okla. City; Theo, Turkey; one daughter Lucille Collis, city; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Other survivors include three brothers; Charley and Cecil, city; Coleman, Carlsbad, N. M; Three sisters; Mrs. Annie Middleton, Mrs. Bessie Puckett and Mary House, all of city. Active bearers will be Dale Middleton, Ray Petete, Oliver Middleton, Clyde Petete, Jerold Puckett and Charles Petete. Members of his Sunday School Class will be honorary bearers and Hugh Sandlin, Bill Benham, Bontie Abernathy, Barney Evett, Lee Reid, Earl Moore, Speck Broaddus, Bill Nicholson, Wewoka and all peace officers.

Emmit was born in Pickens County, Alabama in 1890, about four miles from Gordo. Before, September of 1892, the family had moved to Judsonia, White County, Arkansas, a small town just outside of Searcy, the County seat. From here the family moved to Houston, Perry County, Arkansas, before November of 1897. Here is where he received all of his education, which was only through the fourth grade. He quit school to help in the fields with his Dad. For by this time there were three more children born, which made a total of eight children still at home. In the winter of 1904 the family came to Holdenville, Oklahoma. This is where Emmitt lived the rest of his life, here in Hughes county. With the death of their parents it left some what of a burden on the children and especially Emmitt as he was the oldest child still at home. He was 19 years old and Uncle Cecil was the youngest at 7 years old. They just batched so that they could stay together. Emmitt farmed and worked at odd jobs around for the neighbors, Ralph Middleton told me one time about Emmitt being at their house late one evening, he told Aunt Annie he had just finished a wagon load of cotton, and he would get up early and sneak out before daylight and get it to town by sun up. Well Ralph said sneak, nothing, you could hear that old wagon for a mile, as he passed their house and woke the whole family.
Emmitt took up carpenter work for awhile, working for Mr. Aaron Horn. They built several houses near Spaulding and out on the end of South Oak and South Broadway Streets in Holdenville. In December of 1914 Emmitt married Edna Martha Cain. This sort of broke up the family. Being as the three older sisters were already married and had homes of their own, they took different ones of the children.

Children of Emmitt Leroy Petete and Edna Martha Cain

Frances Georgian Petete

F, b. circa June 1860, d. 1945
     Frances Georgian Petete was born circa June 1860 at Pickens Co., AL.1 She was the daughter of Theodore L. Petete and Mary R. Windle. Frances Georgian Petete married William Jesse Hollingsworth, son of Israel Hollingsworth and Diana L. Story, on 1 July 1880 at Pickens Co., AL. Frances Georgian Petete died in 1945 at Pickens Co., AL.

Children of Frances Georgian Petete and William Jesse Hollingsworth

Citations

  1. [S2760] 1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 20; FHL #803020.

Geneva Petete

F, b. circa 1863
     Geneva Petete was born circa 1863 at Pickens Co., AL.1 She was the daughter of Theodore L. Petete and Mary R. Windle. Geneva Petete married John Abbott Hollingsworth, son of Israel Hollingsworth and Diana L. Story, on 15 September 1880 at Pickens Co., AL.

Citations

  1. [S279] 1870 Federal Census, Pickens County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, Series M593, Roll 36; FHL #545535.

Glendia Don Petete

M, b. 12 December 1924, d. 17 January 1926
     Glendia Don Petete was born on 12 December 1924 at Coston Twp., Hughes Co., OK. He was the son of Emmitt Leroy Petete and Edna Martha Cain. Glendia Don Petete died on 17 January 1926 at Coston Twp., Hughes Co., OK, at age 1.

Harold Edward Petete

M, b. 25 November 1919, d. 7 October 1992
     Harold Edward Petete was born on 25 November 1919 at Coston Twp., Hughes Co., OK. He was the son of Emmitt Leroy Petete and Edna Martha Cain. Harold Edward Petete married Noma J. (?) on 14 February 1952 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK. Harold Edward Petete died on 7 October 1992 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, at age 72 HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Thursday, October 8, 1992
Harold Petete rites Saturday
Harold E. Petete of Oklahoma City died Wednesday, Oct. 7 in St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, at the age of 72. He was born in the Coston Area west of Holdenville November 25, 1919 to Emit L. and Edna Petete. He had lived in Oklahoma City since 1946. He attended Holdenville Schools graduating with the class of 1938. During World War II, he served in the United States Coast Guard. After his discharge, he was employed by the Grace Petroleum Co. as an accountant until his retirement. He was a 32 year member of the Yukon Moose Lodge. Petete is survived by his widow, Noma J. of the home; two daughters, Linda Cherry, Oklahoma City; and Brenda Gardini, San Diego, Ca; two sons, Jerry Nicks, Dallas. Tx., Gene Nicks, Los Gatos, Ca; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Other survivors include four brothers, Hugh, Wichita Falls, Tx; Horace and Spencer, both of Holdenville; Theo, Oklahoma City; and one sister, Lucille Collis, of Holdenville; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Resthaven Mortuary Gardens cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial to the Lung Association of the Cancer Society.

Horace James Petete

M, b. 29 April 1918
     Horace James Petete was born on 29 April 1918 at Jacobs Twp., Hughes Co., OK. He was the son of Emmitt Leroy Petete and Edna Martha Cain. Horace James Petete married Susie Jane Cully, daughter of Alec Cully and Nora (?), on 11 May 1941 at Seminole, Seminole Co., OK.

Hugh Petete

M, b. 7 September 1916
     Hugh Petete was born on 7 September 1916 at Coston Twp., Hughes Co., OK. He was the son of Emmitt Leroy Petete and Edna Martha Cain. Hugh Petete began military service in 1943 WW II Service

HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Sunday, January, 2, 1944
Cpl. Petete Sends Home Interesting Italian Souvenirs
Now the proud possession of the Emet Petete family, is a shipment of gifts from Italy-sent by their son, Cpl. Hugh Petete, who is serving there with the quartermasters corps of the 36th division. The shipment which had been on its way one month, was received here Thursday. Included in the shipment was a field percolator, about three inches high is complete with tiny lamp underneath and one-cup pot and a tiny steam pipe. A picture of Lucille, Cpl. Petete’s sister is already in the artistic shell frame. Cpl. Petete does “not write often but his letters are long and cheerful” his family said today.

Ivey Blanche Petete

F, b. 28 November 1883, d. 26 December 1955
     Note: AUNT BLANCHE
Aunt Blanche was born, Nov. 28, 1883, near Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama. The first child of James and Eudora Petete. The house was an old log house with a dog run down the middle. It was on the top a hill, over looking a river bottom. In this way the wind would help keep the mosquitoes blown away. It was said that the river bottom was a heaven for marlaria carrying mosquitoes. William Bryant Hollingsworth said there was a grave
yard back of the house, with several graves, people dieing from malaria. This may have had some thing to do with
the Petete family moving on. They moved over into Arkansas, around Judsonia in White county. Staying here from around 1892 to 1895 when they moved on to Houston, Arkansas. While here at Houston she met and married John Cheek, on Nov. 1, 1903. John and Blanche moved over close to Centerville, Yell county, that was where John was born. They farmed until
moving out to Indian Territory, I think it may have been some time in 1905, because James and Eudora left Houston and came to Holdenville in December of 1904. John and Blanche stayed at Centerville until they could sell their livestock and house. So it must have been some time in the early part of 1905, when they made their trip
out here. Ivey Blanche Petete was born on 28 November 1883 at Pickens Co., AL. She was the daughter of James Leroy Petete and Nancy Eudora Cockrell. Ivey Blanche Petete married John Wesley Cheek, son of Henry Cheek and Mary Poe, on 1 November 1903 at Houston, Perry Co., AR. Ivey Blanche Petete died on 26 December 1955 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK, at age 72 HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, December 27, 1955
Rites Pending For Mrs. Blanche Cheek

Services are pending for Mrs. Ivey Blanche Cheek, who died at 6:50 p.m. Monday at her home, 513 W. 8th. Hudson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Cheek had been in ill health for more than a year before her death. Surviving are one son, Carl Cheek, Holdenville; four brothers, Emit Petete, Charlie Petete, Cecil Petete, all of Holdenville; and Coleman Petete, of Carlsbad, N.M; three sisters, Mrs. Anne Middleton, Mrs. Bessie Puckett, and Mrs. Mary House, all of Holdenville. She was buried on 28 December 1955 at Holdenville Cemetery, Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK.

Child of Ivey Blanche Petete and John Wesley Cheek

James Coleman Petete

M, b. 9 March 1900, d. 26 August 1976
     James Coleman Petete was born on 9 March 1900 at Houston, Perry Co., AR. He was the son of James Leroy Petete and Nancy Eudora Cockrell. James Coleman Petete married Veva House on 6 August 1937 at Wewoka, Seminole Co., OK. James Coleman Petete died on 26 August 1976 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, at age 76 HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Friday, August 27, 1976
James Coleman Petete

James Coleman Petete, 76, of 512 East 7th, died in St. Anthony's Hospital in Okla. City at 6:45 a.m. Thursday. He was born in Houston, Ark. March 9, 1900 and came to Holdenville in 1904. He grew up in this area and was employed in Oklahoma oil fields for a number of years. In 1948 he went to work for International Minerals and Chemical in Carlsbad, N. M. Petete retired in 1965 and moved to Ada. He returned to Holdenville in 1969 and was active in senior citizens, was a member of East Main Church of Christ, and was a 32 degree Mason. He was married to Viva House at Wewoka, August 6, 1937. She survives him of the home. Also surviving are a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Turpin; another sister-in-law, Mamie Petete of Holdenville survives and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be Saturday 3:30 p.m. at the East Main Church of Christ with Minister John Hall officiating. Interment will be in Holdenville Cemetery. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of services.

James Edgar Petete

M, b. 16 February 1924, d. 4 December 1983
     James Edgar Petete was born on 16 February 1924 at Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK. He was the son of Cecil Calvert Petete and Mamie Mae Brown. James Edgar Petete died on 4 December 1983 at Talihina, Le Flore Co., OK, at age 59 Obituary:
James Edker Petete, 320 South Bullitt, died Sunday at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina at the age of 59. He was born in Tulsa Feb. 16, 1924 and had lived in Holdenville most of his life.
He was a veteran of W W II and served in the United States Army. Survivors are one sister, Mary Evelyn Wilson and one brother-in-law Doyle Wilson of Holdenville, one sister in-law Mary Thelma Petete, Moore, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held today at 2:30 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Meredith Robinson officiating. Burial was in Holdenville Cemetery.

James Leroy Petete

M, b. 29 November 1854, d. 6 December 1910
     Note: HOLDENVILLE TIMES
Friday April 10, 1908
FARMER'S UNION IN HOLDENVILLE
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The City Again Honored by Organized
Industry--Welcome Address,
Response and Banquet

Holdenville was made unusually alive last Friday by the arrival of a large number of delegates from the twenty different Farmer's Union locals in Hughes county and upon assembling in Odd Fellow's hall Friday morning about 11 o'clock it was found that there were about 100 delegates and those interested in the good of the order, besides hundreds of people on the streets, visitors who had been drawn here to lend their aid and encouragement to a band of worthy co-workers in the interest of organized and intelligent labor.
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Following is a list of the places where local unions are established in Hughes county and the names of the delegates who attended their big quarterly meeting, and who were generously welcomed and handsomely entertained by the business men here last Friday and Saturday:
Oak Grove, C.B. Barksdale, A.M. Loftis, Robert Baird; Carson, J.A. Garrett; Guertie, G.L. Miller, W.R. Cecil; Beulah, J.W. Parkham, R.E. Garrett; Baker Branch, B.M. Hale, L. E. Votaw; Valley View, E.D. Blevins, A.J. Blevins; Texas Banner, Joe Armstrong, J.S. Aylor; Union Chapel, G. Ligon, T.E. Ligon, J.R. Ligon, W.A. Sutton, W.C. Ross; Pecan Grove, Tom Wilkes, G.F.Trogden, G.W. Moore; Round Prairie, S.T. Cypert; Salt Creek, Hampton Maddox, H.H.Vaught, M. D. Hensley, T.F. Mitchell; Spaulding, M. Bailey, J.E. Davis, J.E. Welch; Newburg, J.F. Hensley, N.J.Johnson, F.M. Hart, B.A. Johnson; Yeager, A.A. Green, R.B. Collins, J.J. Edwards, W.W. Balson; Hickory Grove, J.I. Waldrop, J.T. Bonds, W.J. Self; Paririe View . R.E. Bise, J.R. Watson; Benedict, G.W. Riley, W.T. Walton; Coston, J.L. Petete, J.A. Cooley; Holdenville, C.C. Leach, John A. Jacobs.

HOLDENVILLE TIMES
Friday, April 17, 1908
Township Meeting
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Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the township board of Jacobs township Hughes county, Oklahoma at the office of the county clerk in Holdenville, on the 22nd day of April, 1908. All claims against the township should be filed with the clerk prior to that date.

J.L. Petete
Township Clerk.

James Leroy Petete was born on 29 November 1854 at Pickens Co., AL.1 He was the son of Theodore L. Petete and Mary R. Windle. James Leroy Petete married Nancy Eudora Cockrell, daughter of Jacob Cockrell and Mary Fant, on 5 December 1882 at Pickens Co., AL. James Leroy Petete married Anna B. Cooper on 15 June 1910 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK. James Leroy Petete died on 6 December 1910 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK, at age 56. He was buried on 7 December 1910 at Holdenville Cemetery, Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK.

Children of James Leroy Petete and Nancy Eudora Cockrell

Citations

  1. [S2760] 1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 20; FHL #803020.

Lyon Petete

M
     Lyon Petete was born at Pickens Co., AL. He was the son of Theodore L. Petete and Mary R. Windle.

Margaret Petete

F, b. 21 January 1926, d. 21 January 1926
     Margaret Petete died on 21 January 1926 at Yeager, Hughes Co., OK. She was born on 21 January 1926 at Yeager, Hughes Co., OK. She was the daughter of Cecil Calvert Petete and Mamie Mae Brown.

Margaret E. Petete

F, b. circa 1850
     Margaret E. Petete was born circa 1850 at Pickens Co., AL.1 She was the daughter of Theodore L. Petete and Mary R. Windle.

Citations

  1. [S2760] 1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 20; FHL #803020.

Mary Criss Petete

F, b. circa 1856
     Mary Criss Petete was born circa 1856 at Pickens Co., AL.1 She was the daughter of Theodore L. Petete and Mary R. Windle. Mary Criss Petete married William Fledo Clardy on 19 October 1880 at Pickens Co., AL.

Citations

  1. [S2760] 1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 20; FHL #803020.

Mary Elizabeth Petete

F, b. 18 April 1895, d. 4 April 1969
     Mary Elizabeth Petete was born on 18 April 1895 at Judsonia, White Co., AR. She was the daughter of James Leroy Petete and Nancy Eudora Cockrell. Mary Elizabeth Petete married Dudley Porter House on 21 January 1919 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK. Mary Elizabeth Petete died on 4 April 1969 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK, at age 73 HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Sunday, April 6, 1969
Mary Elizabeth House
Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Capital Heights Baptist Church for Mary Elizabeth House, 723 W. Main, who died Friday night at Boyce Manor Nursing Home. Rev. Euel Bowen will be officiating, assisted by Rev. David Hall. Burial will be in Holdenville Cemetery, under direction of Hobgood Funeral Home. Mrs. House was born April 8, 1895 at White County, Ark. She had lived in this community since 1903. Survivors are three brothers, Charley Petete, and Cecil Petete, both of Holdenville and Coleman Petete of Ada. Also one sister, Mrs. Bessie Puckett of Holdenville.

Spencer Paul Petete

M, b. 1 January 1927, d. 10 July 2008
     Spencer Paul Petete was born on 1 January 1927 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK. He was the son of Emmitt Leroy Petete and Edna Martha Cain. Spencer Paul Petete married Norma Lee Collis, daughter of John Collis and Myrtle Orsburn, on 24 August 1952 at Van Buren, Crawford Co., AR. Spencer Paul Petete died on 10 July 2008 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK, at age 81.

Susan Petete

F, b. 1848
     Susan Petete was born in 1848 at Pickens Co., AL.1 She was the daughter of Theodore L. Petete and Mary R. Windle.

Citations

  1. [S2760] 1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 20; FHL #803020.

Theodore L. Petete

M, b. 9 October 1819, d. 15 June 1900
     Theodore L. Petete was born on 9 October 1819 at South Carolina.1 He was the son of William Petete and Margaret Davidson. Theodore L. Petete married Mary R. Windle, daughter of Andrew Moore Windle and Elizabeth McDowell, on 30 January 1843 at Noxubee Co., MS, Info from Spencer Petete, great-grandson of Mary R. Windle. Theodore L. Petete lived in 1870 at Bostic Precinct, Pickens Co., AL.1 He died on 15 June 1900 at Kennedy, Lamar Co., AL, at age 80. He was buried in June 1900 at Bethel Cemetery, Reform, Pickens Co., AL.

Children of Theodore L. Petete and Mary R. Windle

Citations

  1. [S279] 1870 Federal Census, Pickens County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, Series M593, Roll 36; FHL #545535.

Theodore Liveston Petete

M, b. 18 April 1895, d. 21 February 1926
     Theodore Liveston Petete was born on 18 April 1895 at Judsonia, White Co., AR. He was the son of James Leroy Petete and Nancy Eudora Cockrell. Theodore Liveston Petete died on 21 February 1926 at Wewoka, Seminole Co., OK, at age 30 HUGHES COUNTY TRIBUNE
February 25, 1926
BOILER EXPLODES EAST OF WEWOKA
KILLING TENDER THEO PETETE FATALLY INJURED
WHEN BOILER BURSTS
Blown 150 Feet
Medical Aid Failed To Revive Injured Man, Every Nerve In Body Broken

Theo Petete, a pumper at the Dixie Oil company's water station on WEWOKA creek, about two miles east of Wewoka, was fatally injured when a boiler blew up last Saturday morning. No one was near the pump station when the accident occurred, but a young lady, living nearby, Miss Evelyn Newman, had noticed Theo letting the steam out of the boiler a few moments before the explosion, Miss Newman, returning into her home, was not an eye witness of the accident. Hearing the explosion she ran to the pump station and found Theo laying about 150 feet from the boilers, one of which was blown to pieces, Miss Newman ran to where the injured man was laying and laid his head in her lap. He appeared to rally for a moment and ask her what had happened to him, after which he seemed to relapse into unconsciousness. A brother of Miss Newman was working close by and obtained a car and took the injured man to a Wewoka Hospital. When examined by physicians at the hospital, it was found that in addition to internal injuries, the young man sustained a broken ankle and shoulder. His face and body was punctured with scales from the boiler and he was burned and scalded to a boneless degree. It was thought that every nerve in his body was broken by the explosion. After lingering for 24 hours ours in a dazed condition, becoming conscious but three or four times when he asked those around the bedside what had happened to him, or mentioned how terribly he was suffering he passed at 10:30 Sunday morning. The remains were brought to Holdenville Monday morning and services were held in the Baptist church at 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. Rev. J.E. Kirk, pastor officiating. Interment followed at 2:30 in the Holdenville cemetery under the auspices of the Independent Order of Odd fellows. Theo Petete had lived in Hughes County practically all his life, coming to this vicinity with his parents December 4, 1904. He was born in White County, Arkansas April 8, 1895 and at the time of his death was 31 years, 10 months and 10 days old. He was never married. He volunteered as a U.S. soldier and served in the World War. He left to morn passing besides a host of friends, five brothers and four sisters: Mrs. Blanche Phillips, Mrs. Anne Middleton, Mrs. Bessie Puckett, Mrs. Mary House a twin sister to Theo: Emmet Petete, Charley Petete, Spencer Petete, Coleman Petete, and Cecil Petete. All of the brothers and sisters were present at the bedside during Theo's last moments. He was buried on 23 February 1926 at Holdenville Cemetery, Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK.

William Petete

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     William Petete married Margaret Davidson.

Child of William Petete and Margaret Davidson

William Petete

M, b. 1846
     William Petete was born in 1846 at Pickens Co., AL.1 He was the son of Theodore L. Petete and Mary R. Windle.

Citations

  1. [S2760] 1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 20; FHL #803020.

Denise J. Petit

F, b. 1934, d. July 1995
     Denise J. Petit was born in 1934 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL. She was the daughter of George Orville Petit and Julia Estelle Fabishoski. Denise J. Petit died in July 1995.

George Orville Petit

M, b. 1908, d. 1990
     George Orville Petit married Julia Estelle Fabishoski. George Orville Petit was born in 1908. He died in 1990.

Child of George Orville Petit and Julia Estelle Fabishoski

Kitty Petit1

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     Kitty Petit married Giles Thomas.1

Child of Kitty Petit and Giles Thomas

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 537.

Franziska Petitpierre1

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     Franziska Petitpierre married Johann Keller.1

Child of Franziska Petitpierre and Johann Keller

Citations

  1. [S1936] Familysearch "German Marriages", online https://familysearch.org/, source film #1189338.

Peter Petrachkoff

M, b. 5 August 1945, d. 2 February 2002
     Peter Petrachkoff was born on 5 August 1945 at Germany. He was the son of Vasiilj Petrachkoff and Maria Chesnoff. Peter Petrachkoff died on 2 February 2002 at age 56.