First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]

Edna Lee DeBELL

Female 1890 - 1985  (94 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Edna Lee DeBELL 
    Born 19 Nov 1890  Skidmore, Nodaway County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Social Security No. 442-64-6309 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Jun 1985  Enid, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Congestive heart failure due to atherosclerotic ischemic myocardiopathy 
    Buried 18 Jun 1985  Lions Club Cemetery North, Marshall, Logan County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Darla Terry :

      Hale, Edna, Don E. Hale and Edna L. (DeBell) Hale, in Garfield County, Oklahoma - 1893-1982: 1982:

      DON E. and EDNA L. (DeBELL) HALE

      I came to Okla. Terr. with my parents, John S. and Nancy DeBell, and two brothers in Sept. of 1907. My parents were married Oct. 29, 1889; he was from near Savannah and she was born in Taylor Co., Ky.

      I was the oldest child, Edna Lee DeBell, born Nov. 19, 1890; John Harvey, June 13, 1892; Joseph P. in 1894.

      The reason we came to O.T. was that my Uncle Million (sp?) Skaggs had made the Cherokee Strip "run" in 1893. He settled on a claim southeast of Nash. He had lived in Kans. before the run and accumulated some money. He would buy calves from the settlers from time to time, ship a carload to Kansas City and come to visit. Uncle Million (sp?) met us at Pond Creek, O.T. A few days later he drove us around to look at different farms for sale.

      As prohibition was voted in that year, an old Civil War veteran, Captain Mock, wanted to sell, so he could move to Kans. where he could get his liquor. He owned a farm 2 miles south of Coldwater, (later named Hillsdale). We liked the farm very much and my parents bought it. Father had received $58 an acre for our farm in Mo. and he paid $20 an acre for this 160 acre farm. That left him money to buy machinery, 4 horses and a wagon, a spring wagon and a topless one-seated buggy.

      There wasn't much entertainment in the winter time, a few dances now and then. The youngsters of the neighborhood, Berry family, Hale and my brothers and I would drive over to the school house 8 miles east to "literary".

      Our neighbors east of us, Frank Hale and daughter Flossie, came to visit us and when I returned her call, I met Don Hale. Going to "literary" together, we fell in love and July 27, 1909, were married.

      Our first children were twins, born Dec. 27, 1910. Irene and John Franklin. John just lived 6 hours. My mother and mother Hale lined a box my brother and Don made and took the baby and buried him in my parents' garden 4 miles north of Carrier. In 1929 we had another set of twins.

      Evelyn Irene Hale married and she and her husband have three children.

      Our next child was Harry Richard who just lived 11 months.

      Elfa Mae was born Dec. 10, 1913. She and her husband adopted a son, Robert.

      Virgie, our next daughter, has one girl.

      Joseph Cecil, born July 17, 1918; our eldest son has three children. He is an oil worker, Joe served in Germany in World War II.

      Don Marchant, April 14, 1920, had no children. He died at age 26. He was in the Philippines. During the war he contracted parasites. His death broke our hearts. His wife brought him home to bury. We were thankful for that.

      Billy Lee was born April 18, 1922. Bill was in England during World War II.

      The twins Dick Lawrence and Bobby Wayne were born in 1929. Dick works in oil production. Dick has three girls and a boy. Bobby Wayne is a steel worker. Bob has two girls.

      Lois, born Nov. 3, 1925, has two boys and a girl.

      I have 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren.

      In the depression Don's brother-in-law who lived at Bison, Okla., bought a 1000 egg incubator. However, he was unable to run it and his wife couldn't run it alone, as every time he went into the basement room where it was, he would get an asthma attack. He wanted my husband to come and run it for him. That sure helped us out as Don could have half what he made. Don made $300 a month. That year the great dust storms were especially bad. We would go to bed at night and next morning the house would be covered with dust. Lots of places it drifted as high as the fence post. Don ran the hatchery for 3 years, 1933, 1934, and 1935.

      One year we had the smallpox. Don was working on sewer line and people began getting smallpox so we went to Enid to get vaccinated. Don had already been exposed, however, didn't know it until he began breaking out. He asked the Doctor if he should quit work. Dr. said no use as he was outdoors. Evelyn was in high school so they made her stay out of school. I had been vaccinated 32 years before and never took. All the children had them except Billy. Virgie just had the fever and red eyes, did not break out. After we fumigated, Billy broke out; talk about plague, you couldn't touch him without hitting a big blister. His mouth bled and the other children wanted him to stay in his room until he was over them.

      In the depression people were losing their farms and Guthrie bank owned the farm we lived on. They wanted us to buy it and said they would let the year's installment apply on the principal. We had a large family and no money. However, we bought it and still owed $3500 when we sold it in 1933, and bought a home in Covington on E. Monroe St.

      (2) Enid Morning News, November 26, 1980, p. A-6:

      Mrs. Hale Celebrates 90th year at Dinner

      Mrs. D.E. Hale, 818 W. Nagel, celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday at the Hendrie House with members of her family.

      Her eight children and their spouses present were Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Hale, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hale, Charles and Elfa Lang, Ray and Evelyn Frederick, all of Enid; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hale, Sand Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Dick[ey] Hale, Pampa, Texas, Mrs. Lois Norris, Odessa, Texas, and Mrs. Vergie Brown, formerly of the Philippines, now staying with her mother.

      Others present were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren from Oklahoma, California, Tennessee and Missouri.

      (3) Enid Morning News, November 18, 1984, p. F-7:

      Edna Hale to Mark 94th Year

      Edna Hale will celebrate her 94th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Greenbrier Nursing Home, 1121 E. Garriott.

      Family and friends are invited to visit with her in the library at the nursing home. She requests no gifts, please.

      She was born Nov. 19, 1890, in Nodaway County, Mo. She moved with her parents and two brothers to Oklahoma in September 1894. They lived in the Carrier-Hillsdale farm community.

      Edna and Don E. Hale were married July 7, 1908, in Enid. In 1911 they moved near Marshall, where they farmed for many years. They moved to Covington upon retiring from farming.

      Eight of her 11 children are still living. They are Dick[ey] of Pampa, Texas, Bill of Gainesville, Texas, Bob of Sand Springs, Lois Norris of Odessa, Texas, and Evelyn Frederick, Elfa Lang, Virgie [sic, should be Vergie] Brown and Joe, all of Enid.

      She also has 18 grandchildren and 30 great- and great-great grandchildren.

      (4) Enid Daily Eagle, June 17, 1985, p. B-4:

      EDNA L. HALE

      Services for Edna L. Hale, 94, who died early Sunday morning in a local nursing home following a period of ill health, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Hugh Holland will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Marshall.

      Hale was born Nov. 19, 1890, in Nodaway County, Mo., to John and Nancy DeBell. She married Don E. Hale on July 27, 1909. They lived most of their life on a farm northeast of Marshall, moving to Covington in 1958.

      She was a member of Willow Road Christian Church.

      She was preceded in death by two brothers; a son, Don, Jr.; two infant sons, Harry and John; one granddaughter and a grandson.

      Survivors include four sons, J.C. Hale, Enid, Bill, Gain[e]sville, Texas, Bob W., Sand Springs, and Dick[ey], Pampa, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Elfa) Lang, Enid, Vergie Brown, Enid, Mrs. Ray (Evelyn) Frederick, Enid, and Mrs. Lois Norris, Odessa, Texas; 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren.

      Memorials may be made to the Willow Road Christian Church, with the funeral home and the church in charge of the funds.

      (5) Funeral card:

      Ladusau-Evans
      FUNERAL HOME

      Enid, Oklahoma

      * * *

      IN MEMORY OF

      EDNA L. HALE
      1889 1985

      SERVICES
      LADUSAU-EVANS
      FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL
      JUNE 18, 1985 10:00 A.M.

      CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING
      REV. HUGH HOLLAND

      INTERMENT
      NORTH I.O.O.F. CEMETERY
      Marshall, Oklahoma

      CASKET BEARERS
      GRANDSONS

      * * *

      God hath not promised
      Skies always blue,
      Flower-strewn pathways
      All our lives through.
      God hath not promised
      Sun without rain,
      Joy without sorrow,
      Peace without pain.

      But God hath promised
      Strength for the day,
      Rest for the labor,
      Light for the way.
      Grace for the trials,
      Help from above,
      Unfailing sympathy
      Undying love.

      * * *

      IN APPRECIATION

      In behalf of the family, we wish to express gratitude for your many kindnesses evidenced in thought and deed, and for your attendance at the memorial service.

      Will those driving in the funeral procession please turn on the headlights of their car until arrival at the cemetery.

      Every Consideration Is Yours

      Ladusau-Evans
      FUNERAL HOME
      Enid, Oklahoma

      (6) Social Security Death Index:

      Name: Edna Hale
      SSN: 442-64-6309
      Last Residence: 73738 Garber, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States of America
      Born: 19 Nov 1890
      Died: Jun 1985
      State (Year) SSN issued: Oklahoma (1973)

      (7) Darla Terry :

      Photograph of tombstone in Lions Club Cemetery North, Marshall, Logan County, OK:

      HALE

      DON E.
      1888
      1965

      EDNA L.
      1890
      1985
    Person ID I804  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Family Don Ecily HALE,   b. 5 Dec 1888, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1965, Covington, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 27 Jul 1909  Enid, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • (1) Application for Marriage License

      STATE OF OKLAHOMA )
      Garfield County )

      I, Don E Hale of Garfield County, State of Oklahoma, aged 20 years, and legally competent to make and take an oath, do solemnly swear that I am acquainted with Mr. Don E. Hale and Miss Edna Debell who are parties for the marriage of whom a LICENSE is hereby applied for. The said parties, and each of them, are of sound contracting mind and unmarried and not disqualified or incapable under the law of entering into the marriage relation. That said parties are not of the relationship prohibited by law and may lawfully contract and be joined in marriage.

      I furthermore do solemnly swear that the following schedule, containing the names of the aforesaid parties, their age, color, places of birth and residence is correct in every particular, to the best of my knowledge, information and belief, to-sit:

      NAMES OF PARTIES

      Don E Hale Groom
      Edna Debell Bride

      AGE

      20
      18

      COLOR

      white
      "

      PLACE OF BIRTH

      Iowa
      Mo.

      RESIDENCE

      Coldwater Okla.
      " "

      4308

      /s/ Don E. Hale Applicant

      Subscribed and sworn to before me, 27 July 1909

      /s/ Boyd McClain Clerk
      _____

      I, the undersigned, Father of Don E Hale named in the above application, as under marriageable age, do hereby give my consent to his marriage to Edna Debell, this 27 day of July, A. D. 1909

      /s/ J F Hale
      Parent or Guardian

      (2) Marriage License

      STATE OF OKLAHOMA )
      ) ss. IN THE COUNTY COURT
      _____ County )

      To Any Person Authorized to Perform the Marriage Ceremony, Greeting:

      You are hereby authorized to join in marriage Mr. Don E Hale and Miss Edna Debell of the County aforesaid, whose ages, residence, etc. are as follows:

      NAMES OF PARTIES

      Don E Hale Groom
      Edna Debell Bride

      AGE

      20
      18

      COLOR

      white
      "

      PLACE OF BIRTH

      Iowa
      Mo.

      RESIDENCE

      Coldwater, Okla.
      " "

      And of this license you will make due return to my office within thirty days from this date.

      In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court, at my office in Enid in said County, this 27 day of July A.D., 1909

      Boyd McClain

      Clerk of the County Court.

      Seal
      _____

      CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE

      State of Oklahoma, ss.

      I, James B. Cullison County Judge, of Enid in Garfield County, State of Oklahoma, do hereby certify that I joined in marriage the persons named in and authorized by this License to be married, on the 27 day of July A. D., 1909, at Enid in Garfield County, Okla., in the presence of

      Grace Hale )
      ) WITNESSES.
      S S Skaggs )

      /s/ James B Cullison
    Children 
     1. Billy Lee HALE,   b. 18 Apr 1922, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 2004, Gainesville, Cooke County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     2. Don Marchant HALE,   b. 18 Apr 1920, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1946, Seattle, King County, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
     3. Lois Gene HALE,   b. 5 Nov 1925, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 2002  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     4. Bobby Wayne HALE,   b. 6 Sep 1929, Marshall, Logan County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 2014, Sand Springs, Tulsa County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     5. Dickey Lawrence HALE,   b. 6 Sep 1929, Marshall, Logan County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 2005, Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo, Potter County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     6. Joseph Cecil HALE,   b. 17 Jul 1918, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 2011, Enid, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
     7. John Franklin HALE,   b. 27 Dec 1910, Carrier, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1910, Carrier, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     8. Evelyn Irene HALE,   b. 27 Dec 1910, Carrier, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1996, Joplin, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     9. Harry Richard HALE,   b. 14 Apr 1912, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1913, Logan County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     10. Vergie Lucille HALE,   b. 29 Aug 1916, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1997, Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     11. Elfa Mae HALE,   b. 10 Dec 1913, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1996, St. Mary's Hospital, Enid, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F1079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos


    Headstones
    Edna Lee DeBELL
    Edna Lee DeBELL

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Oklahoma CountyMarriages, 1891-1959: Name: Don E Hale Titles & Terms: Event: Marriage Event Date: 27 Jul 1909 Event Place: Garfield, Oklahoma Age: 20 Race: Birth Date: Estimated Birth Year: 1889 Marriage License or Bond Date: Place of Marriage License or Bond: Garfield, Oklahoma Father: J F Hale Father's Titles & Terms: Mother: Mother's Titles & Terms: Spouse: Edna Debell Spouse's Titles & Terms: Miss Spouse's Age: 18 Spouse's Race: Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1891 Spouse's Father: Spouse's Father's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Mother: Spouse's Mother's Titles & Terms: Reference Number: Film Number: 1398698 Digital Folder Number: 4532285 Image Number: 00057.