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From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Smith and Rust in Tulsa
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 20:08:36 -0700
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The only thing that I can think of that brought these Baxter Co. folks to
the west Tulsa area in the 1920s, would have been oil. Simple as that.
There was a big oil boom in that time period. Can't say for sure, but there
were a great deal of oil refineries going up in west Tulsa at that time.
Sunray-DX for one. Could be that they were just working the oilfields,
though. Roughnecking it. Dangerous work, but paid real well.
I know what kept Dollie in Tulsa and am not real sure that it was better
than what she left in Arkansas - but, it is what she did.
"I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough White blood for you to
question my honesty." ........Will Rogers
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 8:38 PM
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Smith and Rust
> > I was wondering about the marriage date of Dollie Smith's to Conrad
> > That part of the census didn't come through, so I appreciate your
> > to tell me. Now, that I know that Rust probably died in Tulsa Co., then
> > am going to call Rosehill where Sherman and Nancy, Russ Orvis, Archie
> > etc is buried to see if he might have been buried there.
> The Census didn't say when they married but Dollie is listed as his wife
> that 1920 Tulsa census.
> You got the Beck, Tipton and Joe Smith, Rusts, and Chandlers all living in
> I'll bet you Luther Chandler is one of the Chandlers from across the river
> where the others lived.
> Even the Brancums and the Bowmans that lived in the same row of houses may
> be from over in those hills. There were a lot of them over there in the
> What could all these people have left Baxter County for before 1920 that
> them in the Sand Springs, OK area ???
> Most of these people only lived to be a little over 50 years of age, why
> Sherman's wife the Blankenship was one that lived longer but she wasn't
> there in 1920 either.
> > Archie, Sherman's son died in 1938 and Conrad in 1935, so it might be
> > a shot.
> > Seems that I recall having checked the Sand Springs Cemetery and there
> > no Conrad Rust there. Quite frankly, I was surprised that he wasn't at
> > Memorial Park in Sand Springs. There is another older cemetery there in
> > Tulsa at 9th St. and Peoria and I can't think of the name of it - but,
> > he's not in Sand Springs and not in Rosehill, then he might be at the
> > Peoria. Wish I could think of the name of it.
> > Any Tulsans reading this post? Cemetery there at 9th and Peoria?
> > Of course, if he was a Catholic, he could be at the cemetery at 91st and
> > Harvard, where an old friend of mine is buried. Goodness, now I can't
> > of that one either. Bad night for the use of brain cells.
> > And
> > This William "Burhl" Smith is one of Lewis Smith and Ethel Callaway's
> > He was one of the decorated WW II veterans. This man earned FIVE Bronze
> > Stars and was at Omaha Beach. Bob Hudson says that he died in Houston,
> > this must be him. His nickname following the War was "Sarge" I was
> > He was married to a Marjorie Evans, but am not sure if she was from
> > or not.
> > Bob said that Sarge and Peachy, another brother worked on the dams (?)
> > after the work was gone there, moved on. A third brother named Frog
> > cleaners there in Mountain Home at one time (circa 1946). He moved on
> > OKC and upon the death of his wife; returned to Mountain Home, where he
> > in 1989. Seems he grew and sold watermelons there in the vicinity.
> Homer Earl Smith at least I think this is the one called Frog. Also I
> I sent this before
> Homer Earl Smith s/o Ethel Smith m. Sindey Sue Hutcheson, d/o Dr. & Mrs V.
> E. HUTCHESON ON Jun 3, in Gainesville, Mo.Don't forget this is just across
> the line in MO. (newspaper Jul 17, 1942) may have been when he came back
> Mt Home area.
> HOMER E SMITH 20 Dec 1922 05 Oct 1989
> 72653 (Mountain Home, Baxter, AR)
> This is the one that I wondered how he got his nam Homer. I ask you if
> was a connection to Quinby Smith. His father was a Homer Smith b. 1896 d.
> 1935 in TX. He was buried in Mt Home Cemetery.
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