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Does anyone out there have any additional information on an Alva pioneer that we featured in our in Vol. 10, Iss. 1, dated 2008-01-06, concerning Pioneer William Franklin Hatfield - Alva, OK?
Karyn Brooks is researching an old Alva resident "William Franklin Hatfield" who was also a founder, editor of a newspaper. Hatfield was also heavily involved in Democratic party, etc.
Karyn found an old picture in a thrift shop that she is trying to trace. "William Franklin Hatfield" and "Mammoth Hot Springs Yellowstone National Park" are stamped on the back. It is very old simple picture of a road winding through a mountain pass. Karyn is trying to find out if he took picture or was given picture to Wm. F. Hatfield.
Does anyone have any information or interested in helping Karyn Brooks (Karyn via Facbook)?
1322 Locust, Alva, Woods, Oklahoma
We heard from a lady that was born in Alva, Oklahoma in the old hospital December 1942, by Dr. Simon. Charlotte Anne Waggoner (married BLOCK). The Waggoner's lived in this 1322 Locust, Dutch colonial house her parents built in 1939-40 while her dad taught at the university in Alva, Woods, Oklahoma.
Charlotte says her mom was Charlotte Anna Tuenge (married Waggoner). her dad was Dr. Marion Arthur Waggoner (from Tonkawa). Charlotte says, "My mom was German, had been naturalized before the war. She told me later, during the war, everybody in Alva was nice to her, only the sheriff (or a police person) had to visit regularly. They ate cake and drank coffee. Her mother (also naturalized, all emigrated to St Louis Missouri in 1929). There she met my dad as students. My parents moved to Alva in 1939 when they got married. I went to KU for grad work and my mom died in 1967. I had a happy childhood in Alva, live in Germany. Worked with the ITS in Arolsen, Germany."
I also heard from another person that Dr. Fred Green, D.O. and his family lived in the 1322 Locust house after the Waggoner's. Dr Fred Green, D.O. had an office on Center Street, between 7th & College (Chiropractor in that building today.
Would love to know who else owned, lived in this house and the stories it could tell. Does anyone else know has has owned, lived and owns, lives in 1322 Locust Street house today?
I have been told that the vacant lot next the the house was used to pasture a horse. It was outside of the city limits back then. Did you know that the Ensor House across the street had a stable for horses, also. I did not know that.
Good Night and Good Luck researching your ancestry!
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Comments: Thank you so much for providing me with so much info about the house in Alva where I was as a baby. ~Charlotte Waggoner Block 2012-02-14 14:36:49
Ellis, I do not know the answer to that question about Earl Geis living there. But maybe someone else out there might know more. Didn't W. D. Myers live up in that area before his death? Not sure which house or if it was next to this house. ~Linda McGill Wagner 2012-02-14 13:48:50
Linda. Is that the house Earl Geis (superindent of school) lived in? Ellis ~ 2012-02-14 10:35:43
Sometime in the 1970's the house was purchased by Dr. David Bohlen and his wife Marge. They raised three children there but Marge died in the late 1980's (I think). Bohlen sold the house to Venkata and Suda Moorthy who live there currently. ~Ken Brown 2012-02-14 10:23:00
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