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Annabelle Hanks

Annabelle Hanks

Female 1918 - 2001  (82 years)

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  • Name Annabelle Hanks  [1, 2, 3
    Born 14 Nov 1918  Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Jul 2001  Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):mtDNA results:  HV

      Differences from CRS:

      16256T
      16311C

      Lab: Family Tree DNA Kit #58243
    Person ID I1308  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Alvin Roscoe "Ross" Hanks,   b. 1 Mar 1892, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1968  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Medreth Elberta Vaughan,   b. 5 Mar 1895, Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1987, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1912  Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Clipping from the LAWTON CONSTITUION, probably published in June/July 1962.(courtesy of Sue Anna Lewis O'Hara)

      Lawtonians Will Celebrate Golden Anniversary Today

      Their childhood years were a coincidental series of almost-meeitngs, but Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hanks had to travel more than 800 miles before they met in Lawton and married --- and spent 50 years together.

      Mrs. Hanks, the former Medreth Elberta Vaughan, was born March 5, 1895, in Poseyville, Ind. Just across the Wabash River at Concord, Ill., lived 3-year-old Alvin Ross Hanks.

      The two grew up with mutual friends. Ross's grandfather and his oldest uncle lived in Medreth's home town, and Medreth's best girl friend, Nadine Brown, was Ross' cousin. The two families summonded the same doctor when someone was ill, and they visited the same places int he 35 miles between their two towns.

      When Ross was 11, he moved to Arkansas with his parents, and when he was 14, the family came to Oklahoma.

      Medreth lived in Poseyville until her mother died and she came to this area to make her home with an uncle, the late John L. Fairchild, in the Pecan community southwest of Lawton.

      Here the two met and were married. And have lived ever since except for a year in Littlefield, Tex. They farmed west of town, wher Mr. Hanks was a volunteer fireman for a number of years and then joined the Lawton Fire Department as a regular fireman in April 1926. He retired as fire chief in April, 1946.

      The couple has two sons and six daughters, all of whom will be in Lawton to host an open house in their parents honor from 2 to 5 p.m. in the parents home at 1108 Baldwin.

      They are SM-Sgt Teddy W. Hanks, Wichita Falls, Tex; Mrs. George W. Linville, Chico, Calif; Mrs. Richard G. Leonard,  Lolo, Mont., Mrs. Carroll L. Dyer, Orono, Maine; Mrs. Cliff Clark, Fairview; Mrs. Bill Hale, Elgin; Mrs. Cecil A. Lewis, 2703 N. 22nd, and Del D. Hanks of the home.

      In addtion most of the couple's 32 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren will be present for the celebration.

      To be truthful, the Hanks have been married two months longer than 50 years, but the celebration was postponed from April until today so that all the children could be together for the first time in 18 years.

      To help the mark the Golden------ (article was copied only through this line).
    Family ID F8267  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family Cecil Afton Lewis,   b. 23 Jul 1913, Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1991, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 18 May 1935  Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Lynell Gentry Cordell found a copy of their marriage licences, filed in Stephens County, OK and dated 5/18/1035. The reference number, from "On Demand Court Records" was MLI-16-00490
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F902  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Nov 1918 - Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 May 1935 - Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jul 2001 - Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    _Hanks, Annabelle
    _Hanks, Annabelle
    Wife of Cecil Afton Lewis
    B. 1918 D. 2001, Lawton, Oklahoma
    Lewis, Annabelle, Leroy Weaver and Violet Strong in 1945
    Lewis, Annabelle, Leroy Weaver and Violet Strong in 1945
    The Weaver and Lewis family remained close throughout the years. This photo is of:
    (L to R): Violet Stanley Strong, Leroy "Snip" Weaver, and Annabelle Hanks Lewis.
    Strong-Weaver-Lewis Reunion, Gainesville, Texas, March 1960

The Cecil and Annabelle Lewis Family
    Strong-Weaver-Lewis Reunion, Gainesville, Texas, March 1960 The Cecil and Annabelle Lewis Family
    Cecil and Annabelle (Hanks) Lewis are seated on the sofa, and next to them was their daughter-in-law Patricia (Herder) Lewis, and son Tommy. Seated on the floor in front of them was daughter, SueAnna, age 15. This photo was one in a series of photos taken at a March, 1960, family reunion at the home of Viola Strong Weaver of Gainesville, Texas.
    Lewis, Cecil and Annabelle (Hanks) ca 1985
    Lewis, Cecil and Annabelle (Hanks) ca 1985
    Cecil and Annabelle were married in Duncan, Oklahoma, and had three children. This picture was taken around 1985, when they were celebrating their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary.
    Hanks, Annabelle
    Hanks, Annabelle
    Annabelle, the wife of Cecil Lewis, at the celebration of her 75 birthday

  • Sources 
    1. [S246] O'Hara, Sue Anna (Lewis) Houston, Texas (saohara@houstontexans.com)/email dated 1 Mar 2002.

    2. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Oklahoma, Comanche, Lawton City Enumerated April 5, 1930 by C.H. Johnson ED 16-23 SD 8 Sheets 6A & 6B 701-121-130 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S333] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], (Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).