History of Haskell County, Volume 1, Article entitled "Peevyhouse, Willie and Lucille" by Pam McDaniel, pg.
"Willie and Lucille Peevyhouse are long time residents of Haskell County having both ben born and raised there.
They live on their farm located on the outskirts of the Fish Creek Community between Stigler and Kinta where they raised three
children: Lonnie Dale, Pamela Diane and Jeffrey Allen.
"Willie Frankie was born 14 March 1927 to Frances "Frank" Andrew Peevyhouse and Lillie Alice (Reid) Peevyhouse in the
community of Antioch. Willie remembers times being very hard when he was growing up, very hard for everyone, but
he also remembers the good times he had growing up in the Rocky Ridge Community and the good neighbors the Peevyhouse kids
knew, especially Mr. and Mrs. Clarence (Bessie) McKinney. History of Haskell County, Volume 1, Article entitled "Peevyhouse,
Willie and Lucille" by Pam McDaniel, pg. 463 (excerpt):
"Freda Lucille was born 19 September 1929 to Jasper Luther Krumsiek and Lucy Jane (Honeycutt) Krumsiek in the community
of Martin Box which is now known as the Lafayette Community. Lucille remembers going to town in the winter, about once
a week when she was a little girl and using a rock or a piece of iron, heated and wrapped in a cotton sack to keep their feet
warm during the trip.
"After serving in the U. S. ARmed Forces stationed in Camp Walters, Texas; with the 148 Infantry int he South Pacific;
and St. Louis, Obisbo, California; Willie hitchhiked his way back to Haskell County where he married Freda Lucille Krumsiek
on October 30, 1947....
"Willie helped in the construction of Lake John Wells in 1956, Rural Electric Cooperative in 1959-60 and the Haskell
County Hospital in 1960-61. He went to work at the Haskell County Hospital in maintenance after completion of the construction
in 1962. In the early part of their marriage Willie worked for the McAlester Ammunition Depot, he returned to work there
and retired with 20 years service in 1975. Lucille worked at the Stigler Canning Company during the early part of their
marriage, but quit and maintained the ranch when Willie returned to work in McAlester. Willie is active in the Elliott-Warren
VFW Post 4446 and served as Post Commander in 1985-86.
"Willie and Lucille celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year, 1987. Working together has netted them
a good life with a fine family. Their three children and six of their seven grandchildren all live in Haskell County...."
NOTE: Willie and Lucille Peevyhouse filed a lawsuit against Garland Coal Company in about 1963, in
an attempt to get Garland Coal Company to reclaim land that had been strip mined. "The Ballad of Willie and Lucille"
is the popular name that has been given to the cumulative story of their journey in the courts to try to get justice.
The internet has many examples of legal studies and opinions which have referred to the lawsuit and its outcome; these are
just some of the links I have found:
The Ballad of Willie and Lucille - description of lawsuit
Ballad of Willie and Lucille - Appeal
Willie and Lucille continued
The ballad of Willie and Lucille Peevyhouse - a video
Peevyhouse - Video about Garland case
Peevyhouse - Seeking Caselaw's Biggest Loser Again
Peevyhouse - Seeking Caselaw's Biggest Loser
Peevyhouse vs. Garland Coal Company - the lawsuit that started it all
The Trials of Law School - Filmmaker videos the ballad of Willie and Lucille
Willie and Lucille Peevyhouse - "Sorry the law s*****d you over"
Peevyhouse v. Garland Coal & Mining Co. 382 P.2d 109 (Okl.1962), cert. denied, 375 U.S. 906 (1963). Dawson, pp. 19-20
Remedies - refers to the case
Lecture 12 - refers to the case
Judith L. Maute resume
PEEVYHOUSE v. GARLAND COAL & MINING COMPANY 1962 OK 267 382 P.2d 109 Case Number: 39588 Decided: 12/11/1962 Supreme Court
Peevyhouse vs. Garland Coal Company at Wikipedia
Peevyhouse v. Garland Coal & Mining Company, P.2d 109 (Okla. 1962), cert. denied, 375 U.S. 906 at 4 Law School
Peevyhouses "The Most S*****d Victims in Case-Law History"
The Ballad of Willie and Lucille - Contract Law
University of Oklahoma, College of Law, Judith Maute