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James Creston Threlkeld

Male 1908 - 1999  (91 years)


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  • Name James Creston Threlkeld  [1
    Born 4 May 1908  Francis, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Buried May 1999  Memorial Park Cemetery, Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 May 1999  Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Ada Evening News- May, 1999 Creston Threlkeld Dallas, Texas --- Services for James Creston Threlkeld Sr., 91, Dallas, formerly of Ada, Okla., are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Southwest Church of Christ in Ada, Danny Stewart officiating. Burial follows in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Threlkeld died May 24, 1999, at a Dallas nursing home. He was born May 4, 1908, at Francis, Okla. to Dr. William Rolle and Ida Trawick Threlkeld. He came to this area in 1912 and attended Ada High School. He graduated from East Central State College with a bachelor's degree, and he received his master's degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1941. He was co-owner and operator of Threlkeld Brothers Pickle Company in Ada with his brothers Robert and Emory. He was also co-owner of Threlkeld Farms west of Ada. He was a charter member of the Southwest Church of Christ, where he served as an elder for 20 years. He also taught Bible classes. He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving from 1942 until 1956. He moved to Dallas in 1990. He and Bettie Droke were married Jan. 20, 1937. She died June 2, 1989. Survivors include two sons, James C. Threlkeld Jr., Mesquite, Texas, and Gary Threlkeld, Littleton, Colo.; two granddaughters; two step-granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Bearers are Riley Young, Leo Sims, Norman Bullock, Glendel Hatton, Tommy Myers and James Coffey. Honorary bearers are John Lee, Wayne King, Butch Platt, Johnny Ray, Bill Bailey and Gary Littleton. Family and friends may call at Criswell Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m. today.

      (Courtesy of Lynell Cordell)
    Person ID I5628  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father William Roly Threlkeld, M.D.,   b. 1 May 1877, Delight, Howard County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1971, Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Ida Trawick,   b. Feb 1878, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1948, Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1900  Velma, Alma, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • CHICKASAW NATION MARRIAGES ARDMORE COURTHOUSE GROOM INDEX 1895 - 1907

      THRELKELD, W R 23 TRAWICK, IDA 24 23 DEC 1900 ALMA

      TRAWICK, G A 28 McCAULEY, BELLE 19 13 JUN 1902 ALMA

      GENTRY, FRANK M 35 JONES, ADA 26 17 SEP 1905 ARTHUR

      CANDREN, THOMAS 23 GENTRY, CARRIE 21 13 FEB 1896 DUNCAN

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~okgarvin/kinard/chicmarriageindex.htm
    Family ID F2562  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family Bessie I "Bette" Droke,   b. 18 Aug 1914, Olney, Coal County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1989, Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1935  Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F2931  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 May 1908 - Francis, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jan 1935 - Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - May 1999 - Memorial Park Cemetery, Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 May 1999 - Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Threlkeld, James & Bette (Droke)
    Threlkeld, James & Bette (Droke)
    The photo of this double tombstone was taken prior to the death of James Creston Threlkeld in 1999.

  • Sources 
    1. [S124] Harvey, Kenneth C--Family Member; Gedcom, Printed Descendants Reports of Payne and Gentry Families, Correspondence.

    2. [S532] Cordell, Lynell Gentry-Family Researcher P.O. Box 1992 Duncan OK 73534-1992 Correspondence, Gedcom, Family Group Sheets, Email.