BAGGETT, Henry David Father: John BAGGETT
b. 5 October 1872 Mother: Kizzie LANSFORD
d. 14 October 1959 Spouse: Kate Raye PRICHETT
. b. San Augustine, TX
. d. Graham (Young) TX
. .
(doublemonument) .
BAGGETT, Estella Father: Francis Ellsworth ROGERS
b. 25 August 1900 Mother: Rose PENDLETON
d. 3 March 1968 Spouse Newman V. BAGGETT
. b. Farmersville (Collin) TX
. d. Elk City (Beckham) Ok.
. .
BAGGETT, Newman V. Father: Henry David BAGGETT
b. 19 December 1896 Mother: Kate Raye PRICHETT
d. 22 June 1977 Spouse: Estella ROGERS
Vet of WW I b. San Augustine, Texas
. d. Grants (Valencia) NM
. .
(double monument) .
BAGGETT, Terrence I “Ted” Father: Henry David BAGGETT
b. 8 March 1904 Mother: Kate Raye PRITCHETT
d.  27 January 1981 Spouse: Willie T. TRENT
. b. Geary (Panola) TX
. d. Albuquerque (Bernalillo) NM
BAGGETT, Willie T. Father:
b. 4 December 1904 Mother:
(living Albuquerque, NM 1893) Spouse: Terrence I. “Ted” BAGGETT
[d. 1999 is hand written inthis book] .
. .
UNMARKED GRAVE of unidentifiedyoung man who broke his neck when he dove from the bank of the Washita River inAugust 1926. He carried no identification but had inquired from someone in thecommunity about the possibility of finding work. His funeral service wasconducted by Reverend William R. TRENT. Many attended the service and allgrieved for his family who would possibly never know what happened to him.

Page 32


ARGO Family

GladysARGO and Robert Lee ARGO were children of George W. ARGO and Katie N. APPLETON.George and his wife filed for homestead in section 10, Twp 13N, R22 WIM. Theywere also parents of Maude M., Thomas O., Gertie B., Mamie, W.M.C. and Mellie.

Georgewas the son of Jessie O. and Susan V. ARGO. The older ARGOs were born in Ohioand Indiana respectively. George ARGO was born was born in Colorado and his wifeKatie was born in Texas.



Rosewas the daughter of Joseph B. PINKSTON and Cora E EZELL. She was married toJesse ALLEN.


BAGGETT Family Of Kiowa Community

HenryD. BAGGETT born 6 October 1872 and his wife Kate Raye PRITCHETT born 25 February1875 were both born in San Augustine County, Texas and were married there on 4December 1892. During their more than 60 years of married life they lived in SanAugustine, Ironsa, Texas where children Lucius Harold, Mack Bonda, JamesEverett, Newman V. Eala Mae and John Walter were born. The family moved to Panola County, Texas in 1901 where Terrence I.“Ted” and Cecil D., Acie W., Fern, Lorene and Voyne were born.

TheBAGGETT family had five sons in service in World War I. Their lives were sparedexcept for Lucius Harold who died at Naval Hospital at Mare Island, Californiafrom influenza.

WhenWorld War II came, three more sons entered military service. The youngest son,Richard Voyne, was killed n action in Sicily.


From The Hammon Advocate,Thursday, 24 October 1918

“The remains of Lucius BAGGETT, son of Henry and Kate BAGGETT arrivedWednesday from San Francisco, California where he died last week of influenza.He was serving his second enlistment in the U. S. Navy. The remains were laid torest in the Kiowa Cemetery.”


From The Hammon Advocate,Thursday, 30 June 1921

“Popular Young Couple Married”

Saturday afternoon Miss Estella Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E.ROGERS of this city, and Mr. Newman BAGGETT of west of Hammon slipped off to thecounty seat town, Arapaho, and were quietly married there. (Arapaho is countyseat of Custer Co. Ok)

The bride has been reared in this community (Butler) having graduated fromhigh school here this spring. She has the affectionate regard of a coterie offriends who join us in congratulations.

The groom is a well known young man of the Hammon vicinity. His parentslive on a farm west of Hammon. He is a young man that will assist this westerncounty in the great strides of advancement it is now taking.


Page 33


The newlyweds have not as yet picked out a location. Mr. BAGGETT willteach school this winter. At present he is with his wheat crop west of Hammon.—fromButler Herald

Mr. BAGGETT is one of Hammon’s most promising young men. He graduatedfrom the high school here this spring and has a host of friends among the youngpeople of Hammon and Carpenter who wish the couple the greatest happiness. TheAdvocate joins them in their congratulations and best wishes.


From The Hammon Advocate,Thursday 2 September 1948


Sgt. Richard Voyne BAGGETT, youngest son of Henry and Kate BAGGETT, wasborn January 23, 1915 at Herring, Oklahoma and was killed in action on theIsland of Sicily August 4, 1943 at the age of 28 years, 6 months, 13 days.

The family moved to the Strong City Community in 1930, where Voynegraduated from high school in 1933. He entered the service of his country onDecember 3, 1941 and trained as a soldier at Fort Ord, California.

He was in all major campaigns in Africa, and was killed in action duringthe Sicilian invasion.

When he was ten years of age he accepted Christ as his savior. He was laidto rest beside his oldest brother, Lucius, who gave his life in the service ofhis country in World War I.

BAGGETT was a fine young man who stood six feet and two inches. To knowhim was to love him. He was not only sound physically but possessed many goodprincipals of religion and morality.

He believed in rendering his best to any worthwhile undertaking in life.The he gave to his country, his life.

In his correspondence home he often stated that he was ready to give hislife, to make the supreme sacrifice for those principals for which his brothersand nephews lived, fought and died.

The last letter which he wrote home was dated June 17. In this letter hewrote somewhat of a farewell to all. Knowing the task before him, he wrote fromAfrica, ‘the twittering of the leaves, the raising of the sea breeze, the songof the birds and the challenge of the battle may soon end the last chapter of mylife.’


Page 34


He leaves behind, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry BAGGETT, Strong City,Oklahoma; seven brothers: Bonda, Goldsmith, Texas; Everett, Oklahoma City;Newman V., Strong City; John and Acie, Chico, California; Cecil, Ryan, Oklahoma;Terrence, Clinton, Oklahoma; four sisters, Mrs. Eala FULLER, Graham, Texas; Mrs.Eula KNIGHT, Allen Reed, Texas; Mrs. Fern BURNS, Fort Worth, Texas; Mrs. LoreneLAVER, Whittaker, California and other relatives and friends, who sympathizewith the family.

Reburial services were conducted by Reverend Andrew BORUM at the gravesidein the Kiowa Cemetery, Sunday afternoon, August 29, 1948.


From The Hammon Advocate,Thursday 16 April 1959

Kate Raye BAGGETT Services Thursday

Services for Kate Raye BAGGETT, 926 N. Adams, Elk City, were held at 2p.m. Thursday at the Strong City Baptist Church with Reverend James WILKINSON,LaVerne, Oklahoma officiating.

She was married to Henry BAGGETT December 4, 1892 in San Augustine, Texas.Mrs. BAGGETT had lived in Oklahoma since 1906. She lived in Ellis County until1909. Since that time she had lived in Roger Mills County until recently whenshe moved to Elk City.

She was member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband,Henry, home address; ten children, Bonda BAGGETT, Andrews, Texas; James E.BAGGETT, Oklahoma City; Newman V. BAGGETT, Woodward; Eala Mae FULLER, Graham,Texas; John W. BAGGETT, Chico, California; Terrence I. BAGGETT, Elk City, EulaKNIGHT, Amarillo, Texas; Reverend Cecil D. BAGGETT, Watonga; Acie WilliamBAGGETT, Chico, California; and Fern Estella BURNS, Whittier, California; asister, Mrs. Amanda BAGGETT.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Lucius T. BAGGETT, World War I andVoyne BAGGETT, World War I.

Burial was in the Kiowa Cemetery with Martin-Hullum Funeral Home, ElkCity, directing.

Note:    Her four daughters names were: Eala, Eula, Fern andLorene.


Page 35


From The Hammon Advocate,Thursday 29 October 1959


Born October 6, 1872, in San Augustine, Texas, Mr. BAGGETT died at thehome of his daughter. Mrs. Eala Mae FULLER, at Graham, Texas on October 14, atthe age of 87 years and 8 days.

He was married to Kate Raye PRITCHETT December 4, 1892 in San Augustine.The filed on a farm in Ellis County in 1906, and in 1909 moved to Roger MillsCounty and lived here until 1954 when he moved to Elk City.

He was a member of the Strong City Baptist Church, where he served asdeacon.

Survivors include seven sons, Bonda BAGGETT, Andrews, Texas; JamesBAGGETT, Oklahoma City; Newman BAGGETT, Woodward; John W. BAGGETT, Chico,California; Terrence I. BAGGETT, Elk City; the Reverend Cecil BAGGETT, Watonga,Oklahoma, and Acie W. BAGGETT, Chico, California; two daughters Mrs. Eala MaeFULLER, Graham, Texas and Mrs. Eula KNIGHT, Amarillo, Texas; 36 grandchildren,43 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Other survivors includes two sisters, Mrs. Estella SHORTE, Center Texasand Mrs. Mary DEFEE, Pineland, Texas and one brother, W. A. BAGGETT of CenterTexas.

His wife and two sons preceded him in death. Burial was in Kiowa Cemetery,southwest of Hammon, directed by Martin-Hullum Funeral Home of Elk City,Oklahoma.

Note:    The funeral gives full name as Ephrem Henry DavidBAGGETT. Also there were four daughters—the other two being Fern and Lorene.


From The Elk City Daily News– a clipping bearing no date.

BAGGETT Rites Held

Funeral services for Newman BAGGETT were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in theMartin Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Albert C. TRENT of Frederick, Oklahomaofficiating. Burial followed in the Kiowa Cemetery.


Page 36


Mr. BAGGETT was fatally injured in a one car accident located 15 mileseast of Grants, New Mexico Wednesday, June 22, 1977.  He and his brother, Ted BAGGETT were enroute home fromattending the funeral services of a brother-in-law in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mr. BAGGETT was born in San Augustine, Texas December 19, 1896. He was 80years of age. His resident address was 411 West Second Street, Elk City, andOklahoma. He moved to Oklahoma Territory in 1900 settling on Ellis County andspent most of his life in western Oklahoma. He was married to Estella ROGERS atArapaho, Oklahoma on June 18, 1921 and attended Southwestern College atWeatherford acquiring his degree from Central State University at Edmond,Oklahoma. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and served his country during WWI overseas. He was a member of the retired teachers association and a life-timemember of the Oklahoma Educational Association. He taught school for 30 yearsretiring in 1961 when he moved to Elk City where he has lived since.

Survivors include 4 sons; Harold of Oklahoma City, Clifford of Butler,Oklahoma, Raymond of Vian, Oklahoma, Floyd of Balko, Oklahoma. Three sistersMrs. Eula KNIGHT of Amarillo, Texas, Mrs. Lorene MCGOWN of Hawaii and Mrs. FernBURNS of Garland, Texas. Twelve grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Besideshis wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter.



From The Wichita Falls RecordNews, Wichita Falls, Texas 31 May 1980

BURKBURNETT (special)            Gravesideservices for Hannah A. BENDER 83, who died Thursday in a Wichita Falls nursinghome, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Kiowa Cemetery in Hammon, Oklahoma.

The Reverend Bart MONTGOMERY, pastor of Hammon First Baptist Church, willofficiate. Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett, Texas has charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. BENDER was born January 22, 1897, in Hammon and had lived in theBurkburnett area since 1912. She was a member of the Holiness Church.

Survivors include two sons, C. C. and Eugene J. BENDER, both of Randlett,Oklahoma; two daughters, Jessie May WHITE of Phoenix, AZ, and Effie Bell WATSONof San Jose, California; a brother, Charlie C. DYKES of Skellytown, Texas; sevengrandchildren and nine great grandchildren.


Page 37


From The Elk City Daily News,Elk City, Oklahoma, Wednesday January 28, 1981

Ted BAGGET’s Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Ted BAGGETT, Sr., former Elk City resident, will beconducted from the Martin Funeral Chapel Thursday, January 29, at 2 p.m. withReverend Jack YOUNG, officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairlawn (sic)Cemetery.

Mr. BAGGETT was born March 8, 1904 in Texas and died Tuesday inAlbuquerque at the age of 76.

He was a retired salesman and was a longtime member of the Baptist Churchand at present was a member of the Monterey Baptist Church in Albuquerque. Theyhad made their home in Albuquerque the past 2 years. He was married to WillieTRENT on November 5, 1924 and she survives him.

Other survivors include 6 sons, Terrance BAGGETT, Jr. of Albuquerque,Charles BAGGETT of Hayesville, Kansas, Bill BAGGETT of Tulsa, Ronald BAGGETT ofLeavenworth, Kansas, James BAGGETT of Highland, Illinois and Trent BAGGETT ofStigler: 19 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and other relatives.


From The Hammon Advocate,Thursday, July 7, 1955

Kiowa News

Mrs. Alice NOBLITT BAKER, Amarillo, Texas, passed away early Saturdaymorning in Erick, Oklahoma. The funeral was in Erick Baptist Church. Burial wasin Kiowa Cemetery, Sunday afternoon. Mrs. BAKER was born in Kiowa Community, andspent her childhood here. She was a member of the First Baptist Church inAmarillo, Texas.


Herring News

Those from Herring Community attending services for Mrs. Alice NOBLITTBAKER, in Erick Sunday were Messrs and Mmes Tom PINKSTON and family, Joe DRIVERand family, Buster DODSON and family. Jesse ALLEN and Kay, Harlan THOMAS, andMelvin PINKSTON. Mrs. BAKER was a half-sister of Mrs. Joe DRIVER, Mrs. BusterDODSON and Tom PINKSTON. Mrs. BAKER was visiting her parents, Mrs. and Mrs.Maholn NOBLITT in Erick at the time of her death. She had undergone surgery. TheNOBLITTs formerly lived here. Our deepest sympathy goes to the bereaved.


Page 38


From The Daily Oklahoman,Mo9nday, May 3, 1981

Death Claims Laone BARTLETT at Age Of62

Mrs. Laone BARTLETT, 62, of 10021 NE 12, died Sunday at PresbyterianHospital. Services will be at 10 am Tuesday at Bill Eisenhour Northeast FuneralHome with burial in Kiowa Cemetery at Hammon.

She was born at Hammon and lived in Oklahoma City from 1959 to 1967 beforereturning to Hammon. She was a nurse and a farmer.

Survivors include a brother, Dennis FORD, Morton, Texas, and four sisters,Mrs. Georgia BROTHERS, Dumas, Texas; Mrs. May Zella BROTHERS, Wichita, Kansas;Mrs. Leila EVETT, 1312 N. Post Road and Lena FORD of the home.



Writtenby Lawrence E. EVETT, a brother-in-law

Laone FORD BARTLETT was born 27November 1908 on the same farm she lived for the last several years. She diedthe 2nd day of May 1971 at the Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City. She waspreceded in death by her parents, William A. and Margaret FORD and a brotherOscar FORD.

Hersurvivors include one brother, Dennis FORD of Morton, Texas; four sisters; Mrs.Georgia BROTHERS, Dumas, Texas; Mrs. May Zella BROTHERS, Wichita, Kansas; MissLena FORD and Mrs. Leila EVETT of Oklahoma City and six nieces and nine nephews.

LaoneFORD BARTLETT was a strong-willed, inherently generous and kindly person towardsher fellow man. She was a person who went through the trials and tribulations ofthe great depression of the thirties, working hard to help support the largefarm family living just outside Hammon, Oklahoma. She helped integrally with thefurthering of the education of her younger sisters, when money at that time wasvery hard to obtain.

Hersacrifices in those bitter times made the essential difference in the futurelives and education of her family. She was sensitively and more acutely aware ofthe beauties and grandeur of the works of mature in the world, and the artisticcreative efforts of he acquaintances than the average person. She had ad innateappreciation of the miracle of growing living things in the earth. LaoneBARTLETT had a supreme reverence for the rights and dignity of the individualperson and as angry abhorrence for the insanity of war—the violations anddiscriminations against human dignity and the intrinsic rights of every person.


Page 39


LaoneBARTLETT was the ultimate human who dwelt in the “house by the side of theroad” and if, as in the Holy Book, you were a stranger, she welcomed you; ifyou needed clothing, she offered what she had; if you were hungry and thirsty,she offered food and drink; if you were sick, she visited you. She was a personof whom it can be well said was attuned to the main stream of life.


 Do not stand at my grave andweep;

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds thatblow.

I am the diamond glints onsnow.

I am the sunlight on ripenedgrain.

When you awake in themorning’s hush,

I an the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circledflight.

I am the soft stars that shineat night.

Do not stand at my grave andcry;

I am not there. I did not die.

Author unknown

Page 40


Clifford Barnard BARNES

CliffordBarnard BARNS was born in 1913, son of Eppie BARNES and Grace CHAMBERS. Cliffordlived his entire life in Western Oklahoma becoming well known through thesouthwest for his fair dealing in buying and selling horses. He was well likedand respected by those who knew him.

He developed sugar diabetes that rendered him invalid in 1973 andsuccumbed to a heart attack in 1974. He was married to Naomi THOMAS who surviveshim.


Thomas Duncan BOREN

ThomasDuncan BOREN was born 30 April 1864 in McLennon County, Texas. On the 23rd ofNovember 1899, he filed for homestead in Section 24, Twp 13 North, Range 22 Westof the Indian Meridian along with his sister Susan Florence BOREN. His sistercancelled her homestead application but Tom BOREN was issued his finalcertification for fulfilling the requirements of homesteading on the 18th ofOctober 1906.

Uncle“Tom” as he was affectionately called by all in the community was nevermarried but when his sister Maude died, he assumed the parental responsibilityof rearing her son Robert BURROWS. His love and devotion to this nephew wasadmired and respected by all who knew them.

WhenTom BOREN died 12 December 1946, his funeral services were held in the KiowaSchool House on Saturday the 14th of December 1946 at 3 p.m. His many friendsand neighbors came to pay their last respects to this beloved man whose honestyand integrity had been an example for all to follow. The Reverend O. B. POWERSof Hammon, Oklahoma officiated. The pall bearers were:Jesse ALLEN, John ALLEN, Opal BRIGHT, Fred STUBBLEFIELD,Audie LUTTERLL, Dolph LUTTRELL

Hewas laid to rest in the Kiowa Cemetery.