|Notes for John Henry Lumpkins|
|Oklahoma land deed for 4/3/1905|
John Henry Lumpkins went to Walnut Ridge, AR when he was a young fellow,
age 12 or 13. He worked in the hide tanning factory and later in a cotton gin
for his father in law.
John Henry came to Oklahoma through Texas. His son, Lee Roy, was born in
Pecan Gap 28Aug1889. They came into Oklahoma through Mansville, OK. John
Henry had a sister living there. They went through Colegate, Stonewall, &
Konawa. They went on to the Choctaw Nation for a while. He heard that cattle
rustlers & horse thieves were around there. They left and came to Old McGee,
which is now Stratford.They lived near the Byford Community. John Henry
bought a farm on Big Sandy Creek, South and a little West of Stratford.While
living there he ran a little store called the Malooat Store. It was on the
North side of Big Sandy, near the bridge. In a few years they moved into
Stratford. They lived south of Main Street. Tennie and Henry Jones lived
accross the street. They later moved to Oklahoma City, living on Choctaw St.
for a while. Frances Ann got bedfast and was for many years. They later moved
into the house with their son Lee Roy Lumpkin. They lived there until they
went to live with their son Cleveland. Frances Ann was bedfast for about 15
years. John Henry took care of her. John Henry died 14Sep1934. He was
playing catch ball with his grandchildren and he fell dead from a heart
attack, Frances Ann lived about two more years. (this information provided by
Opal Lewis Melton)
(per Opal Lewis Melton - Grandaughter of John H. Lumpkins)
John Henry Lumpkin came to Okla. through Texas. Came to Pecan Gap, that is
where his son Lee Roy Lumpkin was born in 1889 Aug 28. They came into Okla.
through Mansville, Ok, stayed there awhile, as Grandpa, John Henry had a
sister living there, through Colegate, Stonewall, & Konawa. Went on to
Choctaw Nation for awhile. He heard that cattle rustlers & horse thieves were
around there. they left there, came to Old McGee, which is now Stratford.
Living near the Byford Community, Mother 7 My dad met while they were living
there. They (Louis Eugene & Frances Ann) were married in Nov 1897, ordering
their marriage liscense from Ardmore, Indian Terr. John Henry Lumpkin bought
a farm on Big Sandy Creek, south and a little west of Stratford. While living
there, ran a small store called the Malooat Store. It was on north side of
Big Sandy near the bridge. In a few years moved into Stratford. Living south
of Main St. Tennie & Henry Jones lived across the street from them. John
Henry & Frances Lumpkin moved to OK City living on Chactaw St. for a while.
Grandmother Frances Ann got bed fast & was for many years. They later moved
in the house with their son Lee Roy lumpkin. Living there until they went to
live with their son, Cleveland Lumpkin & wife Elsie. Grandma was bedfast
about fifteen years. Grandpa took care of her. He died Sept. 14 1934. He was
playing catch ball with his grand children. Fell dead from heart attack.
Grandmother lived about two more years. Comments of Opal Lewis Melton -
Granddaughter of John H. Lumpkin"
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