Jerry Wayne Peterson

M, b. 18 January 1950, d. 15 April 2012
     Jerry Wayne Peterson was born on 18 January 1950 at Campbell, Douglas Co., MO. He was the son of Flora Mae Whorton. Jerry Wayne Peterson began military service Vietnam War service, U.S. Army, Sergeant. He died on 15 April 2012 at Cahokia, St. Clair Co., IL, at age 62 OBITUARY

Jerry W. Peterson, Sr., 62, of Cahokia, Illinois, born January 18, 1950 in Campbell, Missouri, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at his residence.
Jerry was a U.S. Army Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Peterson.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy K. Peterson, nee Bevelot; two sons, Jerry (Lisa) Peterson, Jr. of Valmeyer, IL. and Bobby Peterson of Cahokia, IL; his mother, Flora Mae Peterson of Morton, IL; two brothers, William (Sharon) Peterson of New Franklin, MO., Gary (Diane) Peterson of Cahokia, IL; three sisters, Hazel (Bob) Smith of Morton, IL., Debbie Peterson of St. Louis, MO., and Sandy (Kevin) Suminski of Taylor, MI; three grandchildren, Kylie, Cory and Makayla Kaye. He was a dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.
Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 17, 2012 at Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, Illinois with Pastor Robert Nowlin officiating. Burial in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

He was buried in April 2012 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis Co., MO, Findagrave #99034644.

Johanna Peterson

     Johanna Peterson married Carl Nelson.

Child of Johanna Peterson and Carl Nelson

John Peterson1

M, b. January 1921
     John Peterson was born in January 1921.1 He was the son of Christian John Peterson and Carrie Esther Bach.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 170.

John L. Peterson

M, b. circa 1910
     John L. Peterson was born circa 1910. He married Lavon Holtman.

Kendall August Peterson

M, b. 4 March 1933, d. 25 May 2008
     Kendall August Peterson was born on 4 March 1933 at Ruskin, Nuckolls Co., NE. He was the son of Arthur S. Peterson and M. Bernice (?) Kendall August Peterson married Jean Dianne Larimore, daughter of Verne Lafayette Larimore and Sarah Hannah Iles, in 1956. Kendall August Peterson died on 25 May 2008 at Kansas at age 75. He was buried in May 2008 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Republic Co., KS, Findagrave #71494754.

Child of Kendall August Peterson and Jean Dianne Larimore

Kristine Anne Peterson

F, b. 30 July 1960, d. 27 February 2004
     Kristine Anne Peterson was born on 30 July 1960 at St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN. She was the daughter of Rev. Arthur L. Peterson and Marilyn Joyce Rundell. Kristine Anne Peterson died on 27 February 2004 at Garden City, Finney Co., KS, at age 43. She was buried in March 2004 at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garden City, Finney Co., KS, Find A Grave Memorial# 8457573.

Lee A. Peterson

M, b. 1870, d. 15 April 1957
     Lee A. Peterson was born in 1870 at Iowa. He married Ada M. Wheeler on 19 February 1901 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA. Lee A. Peterson died on 15 April 1957 at Marion, Linn Co., IA.

Child of Lee A. Peterson and Ada M. Wheeler

Leona Nora Peterson

F, b. 3 June 1894, d. 19 August 1988
     Leona Nora Peterson was born on 3 June 1894 at Peterson, Clay Co., IA. She was the daughter of Peter John Peterson and Ida Bell DeVault. Leona Nora Peterson married Francis Roswell Parker, son of John Ichabod Parker and Mary Jane Chiles, on 4 April 1923 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA. Leona Nora Peterson died on 19 August 1988 at Indianola, Warren Co., IA, at age 94. She was buried in August 1988 at Norwalk Cemetery, Norwalk, Warren Co., IA, Findagrave #24684520.

Child of Leona Nora Peterson and Francis Roswell Parker

Lillian Peterson

F, b. 28 May 1893, d. 22 December 1972
     Lillian Peterson was born on 28 May 1893 at Wisconsin.1 She married Louis E. Larimore, son of William Edgar Larimore and Hattie E. Reed, on 11 August 1927, no children. Lillian Peterson died on 22 December 1972 at age 79.


  1. [S3252] 1940 Federal Census, Racine County, Wisconsin. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 4517.

Lura Esther Peterson1

F, b. 15 March 1887
     Lura Esther Peterson was born on 15 March 1887 at Benton Co., OR.1 She was the daughter of Charles Augustus Peterson and Samantha Alice Starr.1


  1. [S3226] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Oregon. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1353; FHL #1241353.

Marie Ann Peterson1

F, b. 25 January 1918
     Marie Ann Peterson was born on 25 January 1918.1 She was the daughter of Christian John Peterson and Carrie Esther Bach.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 170.

Mary Alice Peterson

F, b. 10 October 1865, d. 11 September 1941
     Mary Alice Peterson was born on 10 October 1865 at Auburn, Androscoggin Co., ME. She was the daughter of Samuel Peterson and Rhoda Brown. Mary Alice Peterson married Jesse Benson Starr, son of William Warren Starr and Phoebe Elizabeth Herbert, on 7 March 1886 at Benton Co., OR. Mary Alice Peterson died on 11 September 1941 at age 75.

Children of Mary Alice Peterson and Jesse Benson Starr

Mildred Mae Peterson1

F, b. 17 November 1888
     Mildred Mae Peterson was born on 17 November 1888 at Benton Co., OR.1 She was the daughter of Charles Augustus Peterson and Samantha Alice Starr.1


  1. [S3226] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Oregon. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1353; FHL #1241353.

Myrtle Edna Peterson1

F, b. circa 1896
     Myrtle Edna Peterson was born circa 1896 at Illinois.1 She was the daughter of Gust Peterson and Lulu Ellis.2 Myrtle Edna Peterson married Albert Benjamin Hill, son of Elmer Ellsworth Hill and Ludacia Moser, circa 1914.1

Children of Myrtle Edna Peterson and Albert Benjamin Hill


  1. [S2003] 1920 Federal Census, Champaign County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Rolls 297-98; FHL #1820297-98.
  2. [S494] 1900 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 321 - 323; FHL #1240321 - 23.
  3. [S1235] 1930 Federal Census, Champaign County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 410.

Peter John Peterson

M, b. 6 April 1860, d. 26 November 1940
     Peter John Peterson was born on 6 April 1860 at Copenhagen, Denmark. He was the son of Henry Peterson and Johanna Jorgensen. Peter John Peterson married Ida Bell DeVault, daughter of George C. DeVault and Prudence Davalt, on 26 December 1886 at Warren Co., IA. Peter John Peterson died on 26 November 1940 at Warren Co., IA, at age 80. He was buried in November 1940 at Norwalk Cemetery, Peterson, Warren Co., IA, Findagrave #24684148.

Children of Peter John Peterson and Ida Bell DeVault

Reta Columbia Peterson1

F, b. 24 February 1902, d. December 1985
     Reta Columbia Peterson was born on 24 February 1902 at West Virginia.1 She was the daughter of James Barton Peterson and Nancy Columbia Corathers. Reta Columbia Peterson married Adam J. Linger, son of Charles L. Linger and Mary Etta House, on 31 March 1937 at Methodist Protestant Parsonage, Berlin, Lewis Co., WV, Ceremony by Rev. F. E. Smith. Two daughters to the marriage. Reta Columbia Peterson died in December 1985 at Harrison Co., WV, at age 83 Dates per SSDI, last residence Clarksburg.


  1. [S3209] 1940 Federal Census, Lewis County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 4417.

Richard Peterson

M, b. 20 December 1890, d. 8 December 1892
     Richard Peterson was born on 20 December 1890 at Ayrshire, Palo Alto Co., IA. He was the son of Peter John Peterson and Ida Bell DeVault. Richard Peterson died on 8 December 1892 at Peterson, Clay Co., IA, at age 1. Cause of death: When Dickey was 2 years old he drank lye water thinking it was milk. (In those days lye water was used in doing the laundry.) Over the next five months (reported as three months elsewhere) he starved to death due to the damage done to his throat. He was buried in December 1892 at Oakland Cemetery, Peterson, Clay Co., IA, Findagrave #70445398.

Ruth Iola Peterson1

F, b. 17 September 1893, d. 5 May 1944
     Ruth Iola Peterson was born on 17 September 1893 at Washington Co., OR.1 She was the daughter of Charles Augustus Peterson and Samantha Alice Starr.1 Ruth Iola Peterson died on 5 May 1944 at Forest Grove, Washington Co., OR, at age 50.


  1. [S3226] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Oregon. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1353; FHL #1241353.

Samuel Peterson

     Samuel Peterson married Rhoda Brown.

Child of Samuel Peterson and Rhoda Brown

Samuel Peterson1

M, b. 9 February 1896, d. 18 April 1973
     Samuel Peterson was born on 9 February 1896 at Washington Co., OR.1 He was the son of Charles Augustus Peterson and Samantha Alice Starr.1 Samuel Peterson married Blanche Lavonna Kirk, daughter of J. Caleb Kirk and Mary (?), on 7 July 1922 at Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Samuel Peterson lived in April 1930 at Cochran Precinct, Washington Co., OR.2 He died on 18 April 1973 at Washington Co., OR, at age 77 Dates per SSDI, last residence Buxton.

Children of Samuel Peterson and Blanche Lavonna Kirk


  1. [S3226] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Oregon. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1353; FHL #1241353.
  2. [S3227] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Oregon. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1957; FHL #2341691.

Samuel Hill Peterson

M, b. 1 August 1835, d. 5 June 1911
     Samuel Hill Peterson was born on 1 August 1835 at Oxford Co., ME. He married Rhoda Hutchins Brown in 1857 at Androscoggin, ME. Samuel Hill Peterson died on 5 June 1911 at Sawtelle, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 75.

Child of Samuel Hill Peterson and Rhoda Hutchins Brown

Amelia Evaline Petete

F, b. 7 April 1852, d. 4 September 1905
     Amelia Evaline Petete was born on 7 April 1852 at Pickens Co., AL.1 She was the daughter of Theodore L. Petete and Mary R. Windle. Amelia Evaline Petete married Wilkens Monroe Hollingsworth, son of Israel Hollingsworth and Diana L. Story, on 4 November 1874 at Pickens Co., AL. Amelia Evaline Petete died on 4 September 1905 at Petty, TX, at age 53. She was buried in September 1905 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Petty, TX.

Children of Amelia Evaline Petete and Wilkens Monroe Hollingsworth


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

Annie Curry Petete

F, b. 26 December 1885, d. 4 January 1968
     Annie Curry Petete was born on 26 December 1885 at Pickens Co., AL. She was the daughter of James Leroy Petete and Nancy Eudora Cockrell. Annie Curry Petete married Marion Wesley Middleton, son of Richard Middleton and Sarah (?), on 15 November 1903 at Houston, Perry Co., AR. Annie Curry Petete died on 4 January 1968 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK, at age 82 HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Friday, January 5, 1968
Annie P. Middleton
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday for Annie P. Middleton, 82, 309 East Choctaw, who died Wednesday night at Physician and Surgeons Hospital. Rev. David Hall will conduct funeral services on the Nazarene Church. Burial will be in Holdenville Cemetery, under direction of Hudson Funeral Home. Mrs. Middleton had lived in this community since 1905. She was born December 26, 1886 in Alabama. Survivors include three sons, Leo, Ralph and Oliver, all of Holdenville; one daughter, Pauline Adams, of Tulsa: 13 grandchildren; three brothers, Colman Petete, Ada; Charley and Cecil Petete, both of Holdenville; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Puckett and Mrs. Mary House, both of Holdenville. Bearers will be Bill Ivestor, Jess Brewer, Ed Brewer, David Shirley and Harold Leach. Honorary Bearers will be Charley Baldwin, Joe Dean, Marshall Justice, Abb O'Donnell, Meredith Robinson, Earl Roberts, Louis McDaniels and Buck Miller.

Children of Annie Curry Petete and Marion Wesley Middleton

Bessie Eudora Petete

F, b. 13 January 1888, d. 14 July 1975
     Bessie Eudora Petete was born on 13 January 1888 at Kennedy, Lamar Co., AL. She was the daughter of James Leroy Petete and Nancy Eudora Cockrell. Bessie Eudora Petete married Thomas Clifford Puckett, son of William H. Puckett, on 9 March 1907, HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Sunday March 9, 1969
Pucketts Celebrate 62nd Anniversary
By Mrs. Herman Apple
Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Puckett, who own and operate the Broadway Grocery, 512 South Broadway celebrated
their 62nd Wedding anniversary Saturday. They were married March 7, 1907, buying their marriage license at
Wewoka, Indian Territory. In April, 1929 they moved to their present home and operated their little grocery store which is in one room of their house and across the street from Park View School. Theirs is one of the few stores who still sell penny candy, sometimes having 30 or 40 different kinds to the delight of the children who attend Park View School. For forty years Mrs. Puckett has mothered the Park View children. Binding up skinned knees, wiping noses, calling parents for children and calming the fears of little first graders. Before the school started serving lunches, she made and sold hamburgers. Almost every week visitors from "all over" who used to attend Park View, stop by to see the Pucketts. Many times they bring their children or grandchildren by to purchase "penny candy" from the same candy case that they did when they were children.
Mr. and Mrs. Puckett are the parents Mrs. Herman Apple, her twin brother Gene Puckett, Tulsa and Jerold Puckett, City. The Pucketts are both 81 years old and very active. Bessie Eudora Petete died on 14 July 1975 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK, at age 87 HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Tuesday July 15, 1975
Bessie Puckett, 87, dies

Bessie E, Puckett, 612 So. Bdwy. died at Boyce Manor Nursing Home Monday morning at the age of 87. She was born in Pickens County, Alabama, January 13, 1888. She spent her childhood in Arkansas and came to Indian Territory in about 1904. She was married to Thomas Clifford Puckett, March 9, 1907 in the Seminole Nation of Indian Territory between Holdenville and Wewoka. He preceded her in death February 12, 1972. Survivors include two sons, Jerold Puckett, Holdenville and Gene Puckett of Tulsa and one daughter, Eldine Apple of Holdenville and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Coleman Petete, of Holdenville, Charley Petete of Holdenville and Cecil Petete of Holdenville.

Children of Bessie Eudora Petete and Thomas Clifford Puckett

Cecil Calvert Petete

M, b. 5 February 1903, d. 6 August 1976
     Cecil Calvert Petete was born on 5 February 1903 at Houston, Perry Co., AR. He was the son of James Leroy Petete and Nancy Eudora Cockrell. Cecil Calvert Petete married Mamie Mae Brown, daughter of Edgar Brown and Myrtle McBride, on 1 September 1923 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK. Cecil Calvert Petete died on 6 August 1976 at Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK, at age 73 HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Sunday, August 8, 1976
Cecil Petete
Cecil Calvert Petete, 320 South Bullitt, died Friday at 9:45 a.m. at the Holdenville General Hospital at the
age of 73. He was born February 3, 1903 near Houston, Arkansas in Perry County and came to Hughes County in 1904 and lived in here since. He was married to Mamie Brown in 1923 in Holdenville. She survives him of the home. Also one son, James, of the home, and one daughter, Mary Evelyn Wilson of the Holdenville. Also, four grandchildren, Dayna and Marsha Petete of Moore, and Lynda and Bryon Wilson of Holdenville, and a number of nieces and nephews. One son, Ray Petete died July 25, 1969. Services will be held in the Hudson Funeral Chapel 10:30 a.m. Monday with Rev. Larry Martin, pastor of the Nazarene Church, and Reverend Mack Peercy, Pastor of the Capital Heights Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson Funeral Home.

Children of Cecil Calvert Petete and Mamie Mae Brown

Cecil Ray Petete

M, b. 25 March 1929, d. 25 July 1969
     Cecil Ray Petete was born on 25 March 1929 at Yeager, Hughes Co., OK. He was the son of Cecil Calvert Petete and Mamie Mae Brown. Cecil Ray Petete began military service Korean War, U.S. Air Force. Cause of death: on 25 July 1969 Cancer. He died on 25 July 1969 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, at age 40 HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
Sunday, July 27, 1969

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Cecil Ray Petete, 40, of Moore who died Friday afternoon at Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, following surgery. Calvin Ussery of Moore will officiate, assisted by Rev. David Hall at the Nazarene Church in Holdenville. Burial will be in Holdenville Cemetery, under direction of Hudson Funeral Home. Bearers will be, Kenneth Love, Roy Kincaid. Dale Middleton, Willard McCasland, Fred Roff, and Theo Petete. He was born in Yeager, March 25, 1929 and grew up and attended school in Holdenville. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors are his widow, Mary Thelma, of the home, two daughters, Dayna Petete and Marsha Petete, of the home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Petete of Holdenville, and one brother, James Petete, Oklahoma City, one sister Mary Evelyn Wilson of Holdenville, and his grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle Brown of Holdenville.

Charlie Essery Petete

M, b. 18 August 1892, d. 10 December 1975
     Charlie Essery Petete married Jenia Ione Graham, daughter of William Graham and Cleo Gideon. Charlie Essery Petete was born on 18 August 1892 at Judsonia, White Co., AR. He was the son of James Leroy Petete and Nancy Eudora Cockrell. Charlie Essery Petete died on 10 December 1975 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, at age 83 HOLDENVILLE DAILY NEWS
December 11, 1975
Petete, 83, Rites Pending
Services are pending for Charley Petete, 83, of Rt. 4 Holdenville, Petete died Wednesday at 6:20 p.m. in the Veterans Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born September 18, 1892. He was a retired farmer and came to Oklahoma about 1904. He had lived at his present home over 50 years. He is survived by one daughter, Wilma Alexander, Phoenix; and by one grandson, Charles Vaught, Moore; and by two brothers, Coleman and Cecil Petete, Holdenville. Hudson Funeral Home will handle the services.

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.

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.

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.