Submitted by Wilburn J Killingsworth
Generation No. 1
1. VOLLIE AUSTIN2 KILLINGSWORTH (WILLIAM JOHNSON1) was born 10 Nov 1888 in
Carbon Hill, Alabama, and died 28 Feb 1972 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He married
EXIE CAROLINE STUDDARD 21 Jul 1907 in Carbon Hill, Alabama, daughter of
ANDREW STUDDARD and LEE DOBBINS. She was born 30 Mar 1891 in Carbon Hill,
Alabama, and died 12 Sep 1955 in Checotah, Oklahoma.
Notes for VOLLIE AUSTIN KILLINGSWORTH:
Vollie and Exie are buried in the Checotah, OK cemetary. They farmed
Alabama and worked in the coal mines until November 1921.
November 3, 1921 they moved to a farm near Pierce, OK and farmed until
Vollie was a complete storty teller, people enjoyed being around him
listen to stories told during his earlier years. He was a very knowledgeable
Notes for EXIE CAROLINE STUDDARD:
Exie was 1/4 Cherokee Indian.
She was a very good mother, filling many rolls for the family, the
housekeeper, mother, wife, doctor, barber, chaplain, peacemaker, you name it
she tried to help.
All laundry was performed on a rub board and a flat iron until 1933
gasoline maytag washing machine was purchased. This machine was used to do
the laundry for three families (Ruby, Grace and for the home).
The first replacement for the flat iron was a gas heated iron.
Electricty was not available in the farm community until 1945.
Life was very rough, your food was grown from gardens and meat was
from the animals that was raised for that purpose.
Eva Herren (Exie's sister) told me that when Exie was young, that they
to walk to school and that they did not go to school every school day. They
went to school only when they could. They worked in the fields.
Part of a year Exie stayed with an uncle in Eldridge, AL., so she could
More About VOLLIE KILLINGSWORTH and EXIE STUDDARD:
Marriage: 21 Jul 1907, Carbon Hill, Alabama
Children of VOLLIE KILLINGSWORTH and EXIE STUDDARD are:
2. i. RUBY NADELL3 KILLINGSWORTH, b. 31 Aug 1908, Carbon Hill, Alabama;
13 Mar 1991, Cadillac, Michigan.
3. ii. WILLIAM BOYD KILLINGSWORTH, b. 05 Jun 1911, Carbon Hill, Alabama;
22 Aug 1993, Muleshoe, TX.
4. iii. OLIOUS GOSS KILLINGSWORTH, b. 06 Apr 1913, Carbon Hill, Alabama.
5. iv. GRACE LEO KILLINGSWORTH, b. 20 May 1915, Carbon Hill, Alabama.
6. v. EDITH ELLA KILLINGSWORTH, b. 05 Aug 1917, Carbon Hill, Alabama.
7. vi. CLARA ELIZABETH KILLINGSWORTH, b. 25 Nov 1920, Carbon Hill, Alabama.
8. vii. JAMES AUSTIN KILLINGSWORTH, b. 19 Jun 1923, Checotah, Oklahoma.
9. viii. ROY DAVIS KILLINGSWORTH, b. 20 Nov 1925, Checotah, Oklahoma.
10. ix. WILBURN JACKSON KILLINGSWORTH, b. 26 Aug 1927, Checotah, Oklahoma.
Generation No. 2
2. RUBY NADELL3 KILLINGSWORTH (VOLLIE AUSTIN2, WILLIAM JOHNSON1) was born 31
Aug 1908 in Carbon Hill, Alabama, and died 13 Mar 1991 in Cadillac,
Michigan. She married (1) ODDY MORGAN BROCK 21 Mar 1924 in Checotah,
Oklahoma, son of DAVID BROCK and EMMA HUBBARD. He was born 23 Nov 1901 in
Indian Territory, and died 04 Jan 1971 in Cadillac, Michigan. She married
(2) GEORGE TUCK 21 Mar 1924 in Michigan. He was born Unknown in ?.
Notes for RUBY NADELL KILLINGSWORTH:
They lived on a farm near Pierce, OK until 1926. They moved to Flint,
1926 and worked in the auto plant for General Motors. In 1927 they returned
to Okla and lived on the same farm until 1936, then they returned to
Michigan and Oddy retired from General Motors.
Ruby worked for hubbards Department Store for several years.
Notes for ODDY MORGAN BROCK:
Oddy and Ruby are buried in the Maple Hill Cemetary at Cadillac, Michigan.
More About ODDY MORGAN BROCK:
Cause of Death: Emphysema
More About ODDY BROCK and RUBY KILLINGSWORTH:
Marriage: 21 Mar 1924, Checotah, Oklahoma
More About GEORGE TUCK and RUBY KILLINGSWORTH:
Marriage: 21 Mar 1924, Michigan
Children of RUBY KILLINGSWORTH and ODDY BROCK are:
11. i. ALICE ELAINE4 BROCK, b. , Pierce, Oklahoma.
ii. DAVID ODDY BROCK, ; m. CORABELLE GRAY,
Notes for DAVID ODDY BROCK:
David worked several years on the production line with General Motors
Flint, MI. In the 1950's he became very ill with symptoms similar to polio.
After his bout with the Doctors and hospital, David obtained his Accounting
Degree, became a Group Leader in the Corporate Offices of General Motors. He
also obrained his pilot license and became very active, disregarding his
More About DAVID BROCK and CORABELLE GRAY:
iii. VOLLIE CLARENCE BROCK,
iv. BABY DAUGHTER BROCK, b. 21 Feb 1932.
v. BABY SON BROCK, b. 27 Apr 1933.
3. WILLIAM BOYD3 KILLINGSWORTH (VOLLIE AUSTIN2, WILLIAM JOHNSON1) was
05 Jun 1911 in Carbon Hill, Alabama, and died 22 Aug 1993 in Muleshoe, TX.
He married PEARL EVELYN GARDNER 02 Sep 1935 in Checotah, Oklahoma. She was
born 26 May 1915 in Sapulpa, OK, and died 03 Jan 1990 in Muleshoe, TX.
Notes for WILLIAM BOYD KILLINGSWORTH:
Boyd and Pearl were married during the thirthies when times were not
best for a young couple to marry and raise a family. They started ourt
farming then a
short period of time they tried commercial fishing off the southern
of Texas near Raymondville, Texas. They returned to Oklahoma where they
farmed until 1959. The acreage they were farming was taken over by the U S
Government for the construction of the Eufaula Dam.
In 1959 they moved to a farm in Texas near Muleshoe, Texas where he
until his retirement in 1987.
More About WILLIAM KILLINGSWORTH and PEARL GARDNER:
Marriage: 02 Sep 1935, Checotah, Oklahoma
Children of WILLIAM KILLINGSWORTH and PEARL GARDNER are:
12. i. WILMA DEAN KILLINGSWORTH,
13. ii. WILLIAM CARROL KILLINGSWORTH,
4. OLIOUS GOSS3 KILLINGSWORTH He married LOYCE EDITH WILLIAMS 22 Jul
1938 in Checotah, Oklahoma. She was born in Brushill, OK.
Notes for OLIOUS GOSS KILLINGSWORTH:
Olious has farmed his entire life, he farmed near Pierce, Oklahoma
Federal Government acquired the property he was farming to construct the
Eufaula Dam in 1959. They moved to Muleshoe, Texas where has has farmed
since 1959. Loyce has taught school her entire adult life, she has recently
retired. They are very active in their church and the community. Olious has
been a Deacon in the Baptist Church subsequent to 1940.
More About OLIOUS KILLINGSWORTH and LOYCE WILLIAMS:
Marriage: 22 Jul 1938, Checotah, Oklahoma
Children of OLIOUS KILLINGSWORTH and LOYCE WILLIAMS are:
14. i. MARY ANN KILLINGSWORTH,
15. ii. OLIOUS JERRY KILLINGSWORTH, b. Checotah, Oklahoma.
16. iii. GLENDA JEAN KILLINGSWORTH, b. Checotah, Oklahoma.
17. iv. KAY LYNN KILLINGSWORTH, b.Checotah, Oklahoma.
5. GRACE LEO KILLINGSWORTH (VOLLIE AUSTIN2, WILLIAM JOHNSON1) was born
May 1915 in Carbon Hill, Alabama. She married (1) JOHNIE PRATER 07 Jan 1931
in Checotah, Oklahoma. He was born 03 May 1912, and died 27 Jul 1987 in
Checotah, Oklahoma. She married (2) CECIL BROWN 09 Jun 1991 in Checotah,
More About JOHNIE PRATER:
Cause of Death: Strokes
Fact 1: Farmer
More About JOHNIE PRATER and GRACE KILLINGSWORTH:
Marriage: 07 Jan 1931, Checotah, Oklahoma
More About CECIL BROWN and GRACE KILLINGSWORTH:
Divorce: 12 Jan 1994, Carrolton, TX
Marriage: 09 Jun 1991, Checotah, Oklahoma
Children of GRACE KILLINGSWORTH and JOHNIE PRATER are:
18. i. ARNOLD DEAN4 PRATER, b. Checotah, Oklahoma.
19. ii. GERALD BOYD PRATER, b. Checotah, Oklahoma.
6. EDITH ELLA3 KILLINGSWORTH (VOLLIE AUSTIN2, WILLIAM JOHNSON1) was
Aug 1917 in Carbon Hill, Alabama. She married (1) HOWARD WILLIAM SIMONS 27
Jul 1937 in Flint Michigan, son of FRANK SIMONS and MARY ?. He died Unknown
in Flint Michigan. She married (2) BOB KELLY 22 Dec 1968 in Flint Michigan.
He was born 22 Nov 1923 in Flint Michigan. She married (3) LEONARD CHARLES
WISE Unknown in Flint Michigan. He was born Unknown in ?, and died 03 Jul
1960 in Flint Michigan.
Notes for EDITH ELLA KILLINGSWORTH:
Edith went to Flint, Michigan in 1935, there she met Howard Simons,
married and had eight children. They divorced, she married Lynn Wise and
they had one child (Terri). Lynn had Lukema and passed away 7-3-1960. Edith
married Bob Kelly. Edith worked for several years in a restaurant.
More About HOWARD SIMONS and EDITH KILLINGSWORTH:
Divorce: Unknown, Flint Michigan
Marriage: 27 Jul 1937, Flint Michigan
Notes for BOB KELLY:
Bob sold cars for many a year. He was on the Ed Sullivan show when
named the outstanding salesman for Lincoln Mercury.
More About BOB KELLY and EDITH KILLINGSWORTH:
Marriage: 22 Dec 1968, Flint Michigan
More About LEONARD WISE and EDITH KILLINGSWORTH:
Death of one spouse: 03 Jul 1960, Flint Michigan
Marriage: Unknown, Flint Michigan
Children of EDITH KILLINGSWORTH and HOWARD SIMONS are:
20. i. HOWARD WAYNE4 SIMONS,
ii. DONALD BRUCE SIMONS, m. PHYLLIS JEAN ERNST
21. iii. JAMES ALLEN SIMONS,
22. iv. WILLIAM BRIAN SIMONS,
23. v. THOMAS DAVID SIMONS,
24. vi. ANITA KATHRYN SIMONS,
vii. BENJAMIN CRAIG SIMONS, m. DONNA CHEADLE,
25. viii. JULIE NADELL SIMONS, b. 08 Oct 1952, Flint Michigan; d. 16
1973, Flint Michigan.
Child of EDITH KILLINGSWORTH and LEONARD WISE is:
26. ix. TERRI LYNN4 WISE, b. 01 May 1958.
7. CLARA ELIZABETH3 KILLINGSWORTH (VOLLIE AUSTIN2, WILLIAM JOHNSON1)
born 25 Nov 1920 in Carbon Hill, Alabama. She married GERALD LINDSAY BRISTOL
07 May 1939 in Checotah, Oklahoma. He was born 10 May 1914 in Pauls Valley,
OK, and died 29 Dec 1989 in Portland, Oregon.
More About GERALD BRISTOL and CLARA KILLINGSWORTH:
Marriage: 07 May 1939, Checotah, Oklahoma
Children of CLARA KILLINGSWORTH and GERALD BRISTOL are:
27. i. LLOYD RODNEY4 BRISTOL,
28. ii. JOYCE ELAINE BRISTOL,
29. iii. THOMAS LINDSEY BRISTOL,
30. iv. JOEL BRYAN BRISTOL,
31. v. ANNALEE BRISTOL,
32. vi. MARIBETH BRISTOL,
33. vii. JAMES BARRY BRISTOL,
34. viii. DAVID GERALD BRISTOL,
8. JAMES AUSTIN3 KILLINGSWORTH (VOLLIE AUSTIN2, WILLIAM JOHNSON1) was
19 Jun 1923 in Checotah, Oklahoma. He married MARGARET CLARA GWYN 29 May
1943 in La Junta, Colorado. She was born 18 Feb 1926 in La Junta, Colorado,
and died 26 Feb 2003 in Fort Worth, TX.
Notes for JAMES AUSTIN KILLINGSWORTH:
Jim has lived a very interesting life. During his elementary and high
days, he was quite a fighter. Every kid in the community and surrounding
communities tried with no avail to beat him.
He was also a excellent marksman.
After high school, he joined the U S Army Air Force. During his tenure
was a Link Trainer Instructor and was an Amateur Boxer; which he never lost
After he was discharged from the services, he attended college, received
masters degree from the University of Oklahoma.
He obtained a teaching position at Stidham, Oklahoma High School. There
where he had the o pportunity to coach basketball.
His Succes at Stidham led him to other scholls as Head Basketball Coach
Assistant Football Coach...Lindsay, Shulter and Pawhuska, Oklahoma compiling
a 305-50 coaching record. From pawhuska he advanced to the college ranks. He
became the Assistant Basketball Coach at the University of Tulsa, where he
coached for three years, from there to Cerritos Junior College in
California, then to Idaho State University, then to Oklahoma State
University and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth Texas where he
remained until retirement.
During his coaching career he received many rewards. All of this was
possible by his wife Margaret who was his best fan and supporter.
More About MARGARET CLARA GWYN:
Burial: Glen Rose, TX
More About JAMES KILLINGSWORTH and MARGARET GWYN:
Marriage: 29 May 1943, La Junta, Colorado
Children of JAMES KILLINGSWORTH and MARGARET GWYN are:
i. PHYLLIS YVONNE4 KILLINGSWORTH, m.DENNIS RADDANT
ii. JAMES LARRY KILLINGSWORTH, Checotah, Oklahoma.
Notes for JAMES LARRY KILLINGSWORTH:
Jim Larry has never married. He loves his freedom, he worked for the
railroad in Idaho for eight years. He has also worked for the Forest Service
fighting fires in the north western states.
9. ROY DAVIS3 KILLINGSWORTH (VOLLIE AUSTIN2, WILLIAM JOHNSON1) was
born in Checotah, Oklahoma. He married REBA MAE BEEN 17 Sep 1948 in
Checotah, Oklahoma. She was born in Henryetta, OK.
Notes for ROY DAVIS KILLINGSWORTH:
After high school Roy remained on the farm to help his parents. From
he obtained a job with Western Electric, moved to Flint, Michigan and worked
for General Motors on the assembly line. He returned to Oklahoma and found
work at Tinker Air Force Base. In 1951 he moved to Tulsa and found work for
Douglas Aircraft (Now McDonald Douglas) where he worked until he retired at
He also ran his ranch and tends to about 150 head of cattle.
More About ROY KILLINGSWORTH and REBA BEEN:
Marriage: 17 Sep 1948, Checotah, Oklahoma
Children of ROY KILLINGSWORTH and REBA BEEN are:
35. i. RONALD ALAN4 KILLINGSWORTH,
36. ii. PAMELA SUE KILLINGSWORTH,
10. WILBURN JACKSON3 KILLINGSWORTH (VOLLIE AUSTIN2, WILLIAM JOHNSON1)
born 26 Aug 1927 in Checotah, Oklahoma. He married ULDINE SPAULDING 01 Nov
1947 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born 23 Sep 1929 in Checotah, Oklahoma.
Notes for WILBURN JACKSON KILLINGSWORTH:
Wilburn entered the U S Navy after graduation from high school, where
served for one year. He remained in the Naval Reserves for a total of 13
years and he also had a 3 year hitch with the Air Force Reserves.
Children of WILBURN KILLINGSWORTH and ULDINE SPAULDING are:
37. i. SHARRON JUANITA4 KILLINGSWORTH,
38. ii. GARY WAYNE KILLINGSWORTH,
39. iii. WILBURN JACKSON JR KILLINGSWORTH,
40. iv. KENNETH RAY KILLINGSWORTH,
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