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Wilma Juanita STARNS

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  • Name Wilma Juanita STARNS 
    Birth 17 Jan 1907  Hobart, Kiowa County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 17 Jan 1908  Hobart, Kiowa County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Social Security No. 448-22-2087 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Sep 1980  Oklahoma Memorial Hospital [now University Hospital], Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Liver cancer 
    Buried Resthaven Gardens Cemetery, Cleveland County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Wilma STARNES is listed in a household headed by her father, Colonel STARNES, in the 1910 census of Hobart, Kiowa County, OK at 230 Lowe Street. [The compiler believes that Colonel STARNES was Colonel Andrew STARNS.]

      According to the 1910 census, Wilma was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1908. According to the 1910 census, she was born in OK. [The compiler believes that Wilma was Wilma Juanita STARNS.]

      (2) Wilma STARNES is listed in a household headed by her father, Colonel O. STARNES, in the 1920 census of Hobart, Kiowa County, OK at 401 South Jefferson Street. [The compiler believes that Colonel O. STARNES was Colonel Andrew STARNS.]

      According to the 1920 census, Wilma was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1908. According to the 1920 census, she was born in OK. [The compiler believes that Wilma was Wilma Juanita STARNS.]

      (3) Yearbook, Central High School, Oklahoma City, OK, 1924, p. 123:

      La Tertulia (The Get-Together)

      La Tertulia was organized in 1923 to aid in the study of the Spanish language. The colors are red and yellow.

      First semester
      WILMA STARNS
      President

      Second semester
      Secretary and Treasurer
      WILMA STARNS
      (4) Yearbook, Central High School, Oklahoma City, OK, 1925, pp. 50, 99:

      WILMA STARNS
      Spanish Club '23, '24, '25, Pres. '23, '24, Sec. and Treas. '24, '25; French Club '25; Student Council '24; Spanish Play '24, '25; Annual Staff '25, Sec. '25; National Honor Society '24, '25; 1st Medal Spanish Interscholastic Meet Norman '24.

      "El coraz??n de oro pero la cabeza de hierro." [The heart of gold but the head of iron.]

      * * *

      Spanish Club

      First semester
      WILMA STARNS
      Secretary - Treasurer

      Second semester
      Secretary - Treasurer
      WILMA STARNS

      The Spanish Club was organized in 1923 to aid in the study of the Spanish language. The colors are red and yellow.

      (5) New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010:

      Name: Wilma Lewis
      Arrival Date: 28 Aug 1931
      Birth Date: 17 Jan 1908
      Birth Location: Oklahoma
      Birth Location Other: Hobart
      Age: 23
      Gender: Female
      Port of Departure: Boulogne sur Mer, France
      Port of Arrival: Galveston, Texas
      Ship Name: Karlsruhe

      [According to the Starns family Bible, Wilma was born on January 17, 1907, rather than January 17, 1908 as shown in the passenger list.]

      (6) New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006:

      Name: Wilma J Bersano
      Arrival Date: 16 Aug 1950
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1908
      Age: 42
      Gender: Female
      Port of Departure: Cristobal, Canal Zone
      Ship Name: Panama
      Port of Arrival: New York, New York
      Nativity: Oklahoma
      Birth Location: Oklahoma

      (7) The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, OK, September 16, 1980, p. 85:

      LEWIS

      Wilma J., age 72; died of cancer Sunday, Sept. 14 [1980] in Okla. Memorial Hospital. Survived by a son, Mark Bersano of Okla. City; a daughter, Clay Wickline & an 8 yr. old grandson, David of Chicago; a sister, Lucile Frost of Indianapolis; & a sister, Maurine Wehrend of Denver City, Texas. Mrs. Lewis has requested that her remains be bequeathed for medical research & education & and requested no funeral services.

      (8) Social Security Death Index:

      Name: Wilma Lewis
      SSN: 448-22-2087
      Last Residence: 73111 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States of America
      Born: 17 Jan 1908
      Died: Sep 1980
      State (Year) SSN issued: Oklahoma (Before 1951)

      [According to the Starns family Bible, Wilma was born on January 17, 1907, rather than January 17, 1908 as shown in the Social Security Death Index.]

      (9) www.findagrave.com:

      Wilma Lewis
      Birth: 1906 [sic; should be 1908]
      Death: 1980

      Inscription: In grateful remembrance of those who are laid to rest here. They bequeathed their mortal remains to further medical education and research in Oklahoma.

      Burial: Resthaven Gardens Cemetery, Oklahoma City (Cleveland County), Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
      Plot: Garden of the Holy Family

      Created by: Phil & Donna (Stricklan) Whitaker
      Record added: Apr 09, 2007
      Find A Grave Memorial# 18836013
    Person ID I2736  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father Colonel Andrew STARNS,   b. 11 Sep 1873, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1941, St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ida Lynda GROSS,   b. 7 Jan 1880, Birchwood, James [now Hamilton] County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1956, Gainesville, Alachua County, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Oct 1897  Birchwood, James [now Hamilton] County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 9 Jul 1934  Norman, Cleveland County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) On June 11, 1934, Mrs. C. A. STARNS ("Ida"), as plaintiff, filed a petition for divorce from her husband, C. A. STARNS ("C. A."), as defendant, in the District Court of Cleveland County, OK, under case no. 12370. The law firm of Muldrow and Keller represented Ida, and C. A. represented himself, in the divorce proceeding.

      On June 11, 1934, the court entered a temporary restraining order against C. A., "restraining and enjoining the defendant from or in any manner interferring [sic] with the care and custory of the children or with the plaintiff, or from going to the house of the plaintiff and causing any annoyance or disturbance."

      On July 7, 1934, Ida filed an amended petition for divorce from C. A., in which she alleged:

      "That she is a resident in good faith of Cleveland County, State of Oklahoma, and has been for more than one year next preceeding [sic] the filing of this petition.

      "That the plaintiff and the defendant wars duly and legally married at Birchwood, Tennesaee, on the 10th day of October, 1897, and have since continued to be husband and wife.

      "That of this marriage seven children have been born to the plaintiff and defendant, viz; Rena [sic], age thirty-one, Melvin, age twenty-eight, Wilma, age twenty-six, Maurine, age twenty-four, Byron, age twenty-two, Lucile, age twenty, and Jeanett [sic], age sixteen. That Jeanett is in the care and custody of the plaintiff. [Note by compiler: Two other children, Earl and Glennie, were born of the marriage but died young.]

      "That the defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty toward the plaintiff in that he has continually nagged at and abused her; that he has continually found fault with her and with practically everything that she has done; that on one occasion the defendant slapped and choked the plaintiff. That by reason of the facts hereinbefore set forth, defendant has made the life of the plaintiff unbearable; that he has kept her in constant mental strain and worry; that her health has been endangered; that she cannot continue to live with him as his wife,

      "Plaintiff further states that she and the defendant have a limited amount of personal property accumulated during their married life; that said. property briefly described is as follows:

      "Household and kitchen furniture.

      "Plaintiff prays that the court make an order awarding her the said personal property as part of the relief prayed for in this petition.

      "That the plaintiff is a fit and proper person to have the care and custody of the said minor child of the parties hereto, and that the care and custody of the child should be awarded to the plaintiff; that the plaintiff is entitled to an order of this court restraining and enjoining said defendant from in any way interferring with her or molesting her, and from interferring with her custody of the said child.

      "Plaintiff further states that she has always conducted herself toward the defendant as a true and faithful wife, and has given him no just cause or provocation for his extreme cruelty toward her as above set forth."

      On July 9, 1934, the court entered a decree of divorce which provides in part as follows:

      "The court, having heard the oral testimony of witnesses, sworn and examined in open court, and being fully advised of the premises, and on consideration thereof, finds that all the material allegations alleged in the plaintiff's petition are true, and that the plaintiff is entitled to an absolute decree of divorce from the defendant, by reason of the extreme cruelty of the defendant toward the plaintiff.

      "And the court finds that the plaintiff is without fault and that by reason of the acts of the defendant, and the fault of the degendant, plaintiff is entitled to a decree of divorce as prayed for. It is therefore, Ordered, Adjudged and Decreed by the court that the plaintiff be and she is hereby granted an absolute decree of divorce from the defendant.

      "The court further finds that the plaintiff is a fit and proper person to have the custody end control of the minor child of the parties hereto, namely, Jeanett [sic] age 16 years. It is therefore Ordered, Adjudged and Decreed by the court that the plaintiff be and she is hereby granted the absolute care and custody of the said child during her minority, and that the defendant have the right to visit said child at the home of the plaintiff at reasonable times, such visitations to in no way interfere with the custody and control of said child by the plaintiff.

      "It is further Ordered, Adjudged and decreed that the said plaintiff have and possess as and for alimony the household furniture, and the kitchen furniture; and the defendant is hereby ordered to convey the said property to the plaintiff, and it is further ordered that upon the failure of said defendant to execute said conveyance within five days from the date hereof, that this decree shall operate as such conveyance.

      "It is further Ordered, Adjudged and Decreed by the court that this decree does not become erfective until the expiration of six months from this date."
    Family ID F742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Harold Michael LEWIS,   b. 11 Nov 1905, Granite, Greer County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1978, Saint Johns County, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1928  Probably OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Abt 28 Apr 1945  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, OK, April 28, 1945, p. 11:

      News From the Public Records . . .

      DIVORCE DECREES . . .

      Wilma from H. Michael Lewis
    Children 
     1. Lee Michael LEWIS,   b. 14 Mar 1939, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1944, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  [natural]
     2. Clay LEWIS,   b. 22 Sep 1933, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1992, Chicago, Cook County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F1896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Louis BERSANO,   b. 28 Mar 1915, Nizza Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1994, Boswell, Choctaw County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Aft 28 Apr 1945 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F1897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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