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Clement, Clark
Fowler, Oscar
Honeycutt, George Calvin Sr. and Martha Jane (Brinkley)
Krumsiek, Jasper Luther and Lucy Jane (Honeycutt)
Mantle, Mickey
Peevyhouse, Frank and Lillie (Reid)
Pevehouse, Andrew Jackson and Emeline Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Bray)
Reid, Marcus and Almanda (Davis)
Reid, Robert and Mary Luetta (Rogers)
Reno, Dana
Stigler, Joseph Simeon

Clement, Clark (Information provided by Susan Eaton)

Stigler News-Sentinel
Vol. 55-No. 20
Thursday, July 19, 1956
Who's Who In Haskell County

"Clark Clement Compiles Record of Public Services"

Editor's Note: Again this summer the News-Sentinel will feature stories by M.L. McCrory about some of this county's outstanding pioneer citizens. It is in this way that we pay our respects to some of those who have helped make Haskell County what it is today. The story this week is about Clark Clement of Stigler.

In October, 1893 William H. and Minnie L. Clement moved to the new community of Stigler, I.T. The town at that time consisted of one general merchandise store, located about where Hammon's Service Station now stands. With them they brought their two sons, Clyde, 6, and Clark, who would be 2 on Nov. 28. Clark Clement has been a prominent citizen of this county from that day until the present time.

The Clement family settled on a farm located where the Copeland Oil Company's bulk station is now situated. The land was leased from the late J.S. Stigler. Clark and his brother started to school in Stigler in a small frame building on the present Sigmon Hotel site. They completed their schooling, however, after the old brick building was built at Boone School in 1906.

Works As Delivery Boy

After his school days Clark worked as a delivery boy for the Sigmon and Son Meat Market and did a lot of riding for various local cattlemen. Clyde became a schoolteacher and served several rural schools of this county until his death about 5 years ago.

In 1925, Clark became under sheriff to E.E. England, who had been elected for his first term. In those days the upper story of the Sigmon building was used as a courthouse but the sheriff's office was housed in a building south and west of the Long Bell Lumber Co. which has since been destroyed. The next sheriff's office was in the building now housing the Stigler Hatchery. In 1929, Clark left the sheriff's office and became an employee of the city for the next 7 years. During that period he acted as Chief of Police, pumper at the city lake and helped maintain the streets. In his work with the street department, Clement used a horse-drawn grader and constructed culverts of wood.

Starts His Own Business

Following his service with the city, Clark went into business for himself, opening a Grocery store on South Broadway. He remained in the store until 1943, at which time he was employed by the First National Bank of Stigler. It is with the bank that Clark is best remembered by his many friends. He was always to be found there until Jan. 1 1954, at which time he was forced by ill health to give up work. He served under the last three bank presidents and was second only to A.C. Stumbaugh in years of service at the time of his retirement.

In 1914 Clark was married to Miss Cora Crews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Crews of this community. The Clements have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. Their daughter, Doris, will be well remembered for her years of teaching in Stigler schools. She is now Mrs. Walker Howard and is living in Aberdeen, Md., where her husband works for Western Electric at the Government Proving Ground. The other daughter, Ruth (Mrs. L.D. Satterfield) is teaching in Comanche.

Bill is Game Ranger

Their son Bill is well known in the county, as he is a game ranger for the game and fish department. Pat is a building contractor in Blackwell and Larry, the youngest, is employed in the mechanical research department of the Halliburton Oil Supply Company in Duncan.

Clark joined the Baptist Church in 1915 and has been active ever since. At present he is a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Stigler. He has also been a member of the Stigler Masonic Lodge since the early 1920s.

Clark Clement is confined to his home most of the time now, but he remains the same warm friendly person we have all known so long. The News-Sentinel and this writer join his many friends in wishing him better health soon.

Fowler, Oscar - Author

Stigler is proud to acclaim one of its native sons, Oscar Fowler, who has recently written a book on the "Life of Governor C. N. Haskell." This book, woven around the life of Oklahoma's first governor, will be placed on sale to the public within a few weeks. (From the Stigler News Sentinel July 24, 1930)

Honeycutt, George Calvin Sr. and Martha A. (Brinkley) - written by Pam (Peevyhouse) McDaniel

George Calvin Honeycutt Sr. was born 12 January 1860 at Rock Springs, Walker County, Georgia to Josiah E. Honeycutt born in North Carolina and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) born in Georgia. Married twice, George had 14 children. His first marriage was to Tennessee McCoy, daughter of Fletcher A. McCoy and Susan (maiden name unknown) McCoy. They married 15 November 1878 at Sick Mountain, Conway, Arkansas. One child was born to this union: Martha Ann Honeycutt, born 5 February 1880 at Sick Mountain, Conway, Arkansas. Martha Ann Honeycutt married Ollie Lee Mann 25 May 1901, she died 28 October 1907. Date of death for Tennessee McCoy Honeycutt is unknown.

George married Martha A. Brinkley 8 July 1880 in Springfield, Conway County, Arkansas. 13 children were born to this union: Bunk B. "Bump" born 26 January 1883, married Bertha McKinzie, died 15 June 1942; Flurtey Jane, born 28 October 1884, buried at New Home Cemetery, in Spiro, Oklahoma (child); Margaret Louvenia, born 8 February 1887, married James Andrew Martin in 1901, died 11 December 1978; Alexander Lester, born 27 November 1888 in Conway, Arkansas, married Dovie Arvenure Fikes and then Cary Carrie, died 28 January 1973; Mary Luizey born 24 August 1891 in Arkansas, died 4 January 1908 and buried in San Bois Cemetery near Kinta, Oklahoma; George Calvin Jr. born 16 August 1893 in Spiro, married Edna Fenton then Mellie Ratterree 18 December 1921, died 4 September 1980; "farris" Pattrick Henry born 14 March 1895 in Spiro, married Bertha "Emma" Browning 22 July 1917, died 29 December 1932; Johnny Everett born 5 May 1897 in Spiro, married Ora Ethel Brazeal then Clara Jeschke, died 4 January 1982; Alice born 14 March 1899 in Oklahoma, married William Ashing, died 6 September 1927; William born 15 September 1901, buried at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro, Oklahoma (child); Gene Monroe, born 15 March 1902, died 18 February 1908 buried Sans Bois Cemeter, Oklahoma (child); Kirby, born 20 April 1905, Stigler, Oklahoma, married Lettie Mae Sandlin, died 13 May 1974; Lucy Jane born 22 October 1907 in Stigler, married Jasper Luther Krumsiek, Sr. 29 September 1926, living in Lafayette Community of Haskell County this date (1987) (see Jasper Krumsiek story for more information).

George Calvin Honeycutt Sr. was a farmer, he died 9 October 1930 in his home southeast of Lafayette Community, Haskell County. He is buried in Sans Bois Cemetery near Kinta, Oklahoma.

Martha A. (Brinkley) Honeycutt was born 17 August 1865 to Bunkas A. Brinkley and Martha A. (?Williams), she died 23 August 1949 in her home south of Stigler in the Lafayette Community, she is buried in Sans Bois Cemetery near Kinta, Oklahoma.

Lucy Jane (Honeycutt) Krumsiek is the only living member of this family, 1987.

Krumsiek, Jasper Luther and Lucy Jane (Honeycutt) - by Pam (Peevyhouse) McDaniel

Jasper Luther Krumsiek and Lucy Jane Honeycutt were married 29 September 1926 in First Methodist Church in Stigler, Oklahoma. During the early part of their marriage they lived near Cedar Creek in the Lafayette community of Haskell County and have lived within a one mile radius of that area their entire 61 years of marriage. To this union were born 5 children: Beatrice Irene born 6 August 1927; Freda Lucille born 19 September 1929; Earl Eugene born 12 November 1931; Jasper Luther Jr. "J.R." born 2 October 1939; and Joe Pat born 7 January 1946.

The Krumsiek children attended school at Lafayette for the most part with the exception of J.R. who attended high school at Stigler and Joe Pat who started to Stigler school around 1958 after Lafayette school closed.

Jasper Luther Krumsiek was born 10 March 1906 to Rev. Earlen "Earl" Robert Krumsiek and Anna S. (Bouse) Krumsiek, the third child of three boys. (See Earlan Krumsiek story.) Jasper helped construct the McCurtain housing project in 1945, worked pipeline jobs in Haskell County and worked at the Stigler Cannery from 1955 to 1963. Jasper also farmed most of his life and still runs a few cows on his acreage in the Lafayette community.

Lucy Jane Honeycutt was born 22 October 1907 to George Calvin Honeycutt Sr. and Martha A. (Brinkley) Honeycutt, thirteenth child of 13 children. Born and raised in the Lafayette community of Haskell County which used to be known as Martin Box. The Honeycutt family came from Conway, Arkansas and settled near the Lafayette community, there she met and married Jasper and together have raised their family in the same community. Lucy was a housewife during the time her children were growing up but went to work at the Stigler Cannery in 1955 and retired from there in 1979.

Jasper and Lucy celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1986 with all their children and grandchildren in attendance. The Krumsieks have 5 children 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Two of their children live in Haskell County. Beatrice Irene (Krumsiek) Pugh married Kenneth Pugh and now resides near Lequire and Freda Lucille (Krumsiek) Peevyhouse married Willie Peevyhouse (see Willie Peevyhouse story). Three sons: Earl Eugene Krumsiek married Lillie Pauline Huffaker now living in Sand Springs, Oklahoma; Jasper Luther Jr. "J.R." married Freda Sue Borneman now living in Coweta, Oklahoma, and Joe Pat Krumsiek married Carol McKinney now living in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Jasper and Lucy are members of the Lafayette Free Will Baptist Church.

Mantle, Mickey - Connection to Haskell County

Mickey Mantle was the enthusiastic endorser of the Bat-Master, a baseball batting practice toy which was invented by a Stigler resident, Glen Barnett. The Bat-Master was manufactured in Stigler during the late 1960s and early 1970s by the Barnett Manufacturing Company.

Peevyhouse, Frank and Lillie (Reid)

Frances "Frank" Rasbery Peevyhouse was a long time resident of Haskell County. Born 15 May 1887 at Hackett, Arkansas to Andrew Jackson Pevehouse and Emeline Elizabeth (Bray) Peevyhouse of Tennessee (see related story). Frank was the 6th child of 11 children born to Andrew and Elizabeth.

Frank married Maggie "Meg" Vernon having two children born to this union; Julia Peevyhouse born 28 May 1909 and Myrtle Peevyhouse born 25 March 1912. Maggie died about 1914.

Frank married Lillie Alice Reid, born 28 January 1897, in October of 1917 and to this union were born 20 children which Lillie raised along with Julia and Myrtle. Melvin Eugene was born 24 October 1918; Robert Andrew born 10 June 1920; Lula Mae born 23 April 1922; Houston Frances born 13 April 1924; Willie Frankie born 14 March 1927; James Lee born 11 April 1929; Bufford Lowell born 7 April 1931; Anna Lou born 19 April 1933; Lennie born 7 April 1935; and Wanda Faye born 25 May 1937.

Julia married Sam Carlile, they had 5 children, after his death she married Elmer Allen, deceased. Julia Allen resides in Ft. Smith, Arkansas this date. Myrtle married Otis Bowen, they had 5 children. Otis is deceased this date. Myrtle resides in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
Melvin married Dovie Beeler, they had 3 children, Dovie is deceased, Melvin is residing in Sperry, Oklahoma.
Robert married Beatrice Bailes, they had 5 children, they are residing in Farmersville, California.
Lula married Author Pearson, they have 6 children, they are living in Stigler, Oklahoma.
Houston married Lillian Anderson, they have 2 children, divorced Lillian, married Lillie (Medlock) Hensley, no children born to this union, they live in Stigler, Oklahoma.
Willie married Lucille Krumsiek, they have 3 children, living in Stigler, Oklahoma.
James married Wanda (maiden name unknown), they live in Muskotah, Kansas.
Bufford married Jean Ellen "JeanE" Macgirvin, they have 4 children, living in Great Ben, Kansas.
Anna Lou married John Pugh, they have 3 children, living at Kinta, Oklahoma.
Lennie married Jim Stubblefield, they have 2 children, living at Stigler, Oklahoma.
Wanda Faye married Paul Hall, they have 6 children, live at Bakersfield, California (See related family stories).

Lillie Alice (Reid) Peevyhouse died 19 January 1947 and Frank died 12 August 1979 at the age of 92 years. They are buried at the Antioch Cemetery near Stigler, Oklahoma.

Pevehouse, Andrew Jackson and Emeline Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Bray)

Andrew Jackson Pevehouse was born May 1858 in Tennessee, research shows he was the 5th child of 6 children born to John W. Pevehouse and Malissa (maiden name unknown).

Emeline Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bray married Andrew Jackson Pevehouse both of Tennessee, 11 children born to this union; Rufus Lee born 28 April 1882; Martha, date of birth unknown; Thomas "Tom" R. born September 1885; Frances "Frank" A. born 17 May 1887; Benjamin "Ben" H., Reverend, born 4 March 1889; Sam born March 1894; Ross "Roy" born March 1895; Martha Margaret born February 1889; Malice born March 1881; Judith R. born April 1884; and Lillie Lavada born October 1896.

Andrew Jackson Pevehouse, son of John W. Pevehouse appears to be the direct descendant of John Pevehouse #2, one of the three original brothers that came to Tennessee. Elihu Pevahouse (died in Civil War), Daniel Pevahouse, and John Pevehouse. It is researched that John #2 also served in the Civil War in Private Company M and the 6th Tennessee Cavalry C.S.A. having six children. The general flow of history, as researched by David Pevehouse of Reedley, California, is a John Pevehouse received a land grant from Norin Caroline in 1790. His children, some unknown, stayed in Tennessee with the exception of one who went to Texas and one, Andrew Jackson Pevehouse, who brought his family west to Oklahoma in the 1890s. Research appears that the original Pevehouse-Pevahouse-Peevyhouse clan came from Germany.

Pioneer Citizen is Called by Death

Mr. Andrew Jackson Peavyhouse was born May 17, 1858, in Jackson, Tennessee. He married March 11, 1880, he was the father of ten children of which four precede him in death.

Surviving Mr. Peeveyhouse are his wife, Mrs. A. J. Peevyhouse, six children: Frank Peevyhouse, Ben Peevyhouse, Ruffus Peevyhouse, Roy Peevyhouse, Mrs. Malissie Host, and Mrs. Freeman Adams; 56 Grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends.

Mr. Peevyhouse passed away on November 18, 1939, at the age of 80 years, seven months and one day.

A poem written by a friend, Dena Adams follows:
In Memory of Mr. A. J. Peevyhouse

Grandpa lies silently sleeping in the graveyard on the hill
We see him yet in memory so cold, so pale and so still,
But we know he's sweetly resting in the sweet Home beyond the sky,
Where someday we shall meet him when it comes our time to die,
We know we all shall miss him and that no one can take his place,
But someday we'll go and see him and meet him face to face,
For we know that he'll be waiting over on the other shore,
Where God had said we all shall dwell and live forever more.
So let us all be ready when the Lord shall call us home,
There we shall rest forever and never never roam.

Reid, Marcus and Almanda (Davis) - by Pauline King

Marcus and Almanda Davis Reid came to Haskell County about 1890 from Barber, Arkansas. They were married there about 1870. Almanda was born in Arkansas. Marcus's family was probably originally from Alabama, then Mississippi. He settled in Arkansas after the Civil War.

Marcus was a blacksmith. He had lost his right foot and the lower part of his leg in the Civil War and wore a wooden leg. He was very good at his trade and was kept busy at the Stigler Livery stables, at home, on other farms and even worked some in the strip mining equipment. As he grew older he was known as Uncle Marcus Reid. The family also farmed.

Their children were Manerva, John Robert, Wilson, Mary Ann, Lona, Arva, and an adopted daughter, Bobbie Davis Reid. Bobbie was the daughter of Almanda's brother, Andrew, and Nancy Jane Davis. Her father died before she was born and her mother died when she was an infant. She and Wilson were the same age.

Manerva married a Mr. Bookout. Their children were Alfus, John and Ada (Hood). They lived at Warner, Oklahoma.

John Robert married Mary Luetta Rogers. (See John Robert and Mary Lue Reid.)

Wilson married Annie Dearman. Their children were Arvil, Girty, Monroe and Richard.

Mary Ann married George Barnard. They had two children, Sally and Everett. Mary Ann died when the children were small.

Lona married the same George Barnard and adopted the children. Lona and George also had two children, Elvis and Viola (McGowen).

Arva died when she was a young girl.

Bobbie married Fred Green. (See Fred and Bobbie Green.)

Almanda died at Stigler in the early 1900s. After Almanda's death Marcus lived in the home of his son, John Robert and Mary Lue Reid. He also spent time visiting with his other children and grandchildren.

Grandpa was always welcome at the home of his granddaughter, Ava St. Clair and her husband, Earl. He always enjoyed the evening, visiting and talking with Earl about the bible, politics, and just things in general. The children enjoyed sitting on his knee to comb his white wavy beard and sitting around to hear him whistle and sing.

Marcus didn't talk about the war very often but he did tell this story. "I was a very young man when the war broke out," he said, "and all the men except me had joined the Confederate Army. Because I was young, I was the only man left to look after and help the women folks in the neighborhood. A bunch of Bush-Whackers were going through the country 'tearing up Jake', stealing and mistreating the womenfolk. They were just a bunch of outlaws that didn't belong to either side (the north or the south). They heard that a young man was at our place and bragged, they were going to kill me. Someone brought Ma the word and she hid me in a cellar and concealed the entrance which was under a stairway in the middle of the house. She did a good job too. I couldn't hear anything and I couldn't get out.

"They did come and just messed up everything." His face glowed with anger. "They even took the feather beds off the beds, tied them to the horse's tails and split them open. Feathers were everywhere. Mean just low-down mean," he said. "Ma let me out about dark."

A horse had been saddled and ready for him. His mother and family and friends convinced him that under the circumstances, he could be of no help to them. They knew the outlaws would come back for him, when they knew he was there. He reluctantly told them goodbye and left to join the nearest troops. He didn't go into town to register, he just rode directly to the troops.

Relatives have told different stories about how he lost his leg in the fighting but no one really knows. He did say, "The shot that got my leg, got my horse too."

Not realizing the importance of record, he didn't bother to register when the war was over either, he just went home.

He later went back to Barber, Arkansas where he married Almanda Davis. All that is know about Almanda is that, the old people said, she was a gracious and loving person. When the children asked, Grandpa, what was Grandma like? The answer was always something like, "She was the prettiest woman you ever saw, and one of the best, too."

Almanda died at Stigler about 1903 and Marcus died there about 1933, just a few weeks short of this 90th birthday. Both are buried at the Stigler Cemetery.

Reid, Robert and Mary Luetta (Rogers) - by Pauline King

John Robert "Bob" Reid, the son of Marcus and Almanda (Davis) Reid, was born in Barber, Arkansas, May 30, 1874. He came to Haskell County when a young man and taught prescription school. He went back to Barber, Arkansas, where he married Mary Luetta Rogers, December 23, 1893 and they returned to Stigler.

Mary Luetta "Lue" was born August 5, 1878 in Barber, Arkansas. Her parents were William Henry and Winnie Virginia (Joiner) Rogers. Other children of William and Winnie were Josephine, Thomas Absolum, Anna Eliza "Liza", Charles Andrew, Jess Monroe, Robert Mitchell, Johnny Everett, Bertha Lee, and William Alvin.

Josephine married George Kelsey. They had three children, Dewey, Etta and an infant son, who died shortly after birth. Josephine and George lived in Haskell County. Liza married John Tolette and they lived near Keota. Some of their decendants still live there.

Thomas Absolum "Ab" married Rendy Cooper. They lived at Warner, Oklahoma and had four sons, William, Eual, who lived in Haskell County several years, Alonzo, and Leo.

Other members of the family lived in Poteau, Bokoshe and surrounding areas.

Bob and Lue spent their entire married life in Haskell County. Bob, who had learned the blacksmith trade from his father, worked as a blacksmith and at the cotton gins during the harvest season. He was also a U. S. Marshal. He was a tall, straight, blonde haired, blue eyed man, who seldom raised his voice even when he was angry.

A few men, who were young when Robert was marshal, are still living. One said "You just didn't cross Bob Reid. He was never boastful or flaunty. He would just show up seemingly from nowhere and calmly announce 'A-a-alright boys, the fun is over', and it was". He spoke of him with respect and said they called him "Uncle Bob" as he grew older.

Lue was a very petite lady (hardly five feet tall) with dark curly hair and brown eyes. She was a dedicated, hard working wife and mother. She had outstanding strength for her size and had a pleasant outgoing personality. Mary Lue and the children farmed when they lived in the country.

Eight children were born to Robert and Mary Luetta Reid. All are now deceased. Walter was born November 14, 1894, Willie and Lillie (twins) were born January 8, 1899, John was born November 18, 1900, and died at age 3 or 4, Lue Ava born December 7, 1902, Lillian was born September 3, 1905, and Lee Alma was born April 8, 1919. All of the children were born in Stigler except Lillie and Willie, who were born premature, while their mother was visiting relatives in Barber, Arkansas.

Walter married Malinda Ady of Warner, Oklahoma. They had three children, James, Dorothy, and Ruby. They made their home at Warner and both are buried in the Warner cemetery.

Willie married Nina Rainwater. Their story is in this book.

Lillie married Frank Peevyhouse. Read their story in this book.

Irvin married Ethel Gifford. They made their home in the Antioch community east of Stigler, and had seven children, Marie, Joe (who died in infancy), Buelah, Mary Lue, Felix, Georgia, and Jean. Irvin, Ethel, Joe, and Felix are buried in the Antioch Cemetery.

Ava married Earl St. Clair. See Earl and Ava St. Clair story.

Lillian married Jackson Gartrell and they had two children, Carl and Virginia. They were divorced and she later married Clyde Amos, who adopted the children and changed their names to Amos. Clyde and Lillian made their home in Haskell County. They are both buried in the Garland Cemetery.

Alma married L. V. Blaylock. She died of pneumonia May 5, 1935 at the age of 16. An infant son, who was born the day before was to weak to survive. He was buried with her in the Stigler Cemetery.

About 1929 or 30 Robert, Lue and Alma moved to the Mt. Olive community, where Robert worked as a pumper for the Acme and Garland Coal Companies, who stripped coal near Tamaha. Lue died there February 26, 1934 of pneumonia.

Robert married Laura Ann Doushel. They lived at Mt. Olive until 1938 when Robert went into the grocery business with Tom Pennington and moved to Stigler. The Pennington-Reid Grocery was located in the rock building across from the courthouse. He retired after about four years in the grocery business. Laura, who had been a dedicated and loving wife for ten years, had a stroke in 1944 and went to California to live with her children.

Robert lived with his daughter, Lillian, until his death, February 7, 1958. John Robert and Mary Luetta Reid are both buried in the Stigler Cemetery.

Reno, Dana - Miss Oklahoma 1961

Miss Dana Reno wore an Indian costume when she presented her Miss America talent performance. Dana was raised in Stigler. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Reno. Raymond Reno was Superintendent of Stigler Schools for several years, and Mrs. Reno was a teacher in the Stigler school system. Dana was one of the top ten in the Miss America Pageant.

Stigler, Joseph Simeon

The town of Stigler was named after Joseph S. Stigler, who died here on August 28, 1949 at the age of 92. Mr. Stigler was the father of the late William G. Stigler, Congressman from the 2nd District, and a leading figure in the House of Representatives during his time in Congress. (Please see page 48 of the Haskell County History book for a continuation of the J. S. Stigler story.)

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