Wesley Alonzo Pittman

Wesley Alonzo Pittman


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  • Oklahoma and Texas

**  Wesley Alonzo settled 3/4 mile and 2 and 3/4 mile south of Gould, in Jan. 1898 from Texas.  Born  Jan. 7, 1875 in Greene Co. Illinois the son of John Henry and Elizabeth Ann Cannedy Pittman.  He married Dec. 20, 1896 to Florence Maude Vaughn(1/4th Choctaw), the daughter of Joel B. and Sally Ann Oldham Vaughn.  Florence was born April 29, 1881 at Ryan, Indian Territory, Oklahoma.**

They had nine children and seven survived: Lee Roy 1898 Gould, Emmet born 1900 Gould, Oscar Albert born 1901 Gould, Alonzo Leon 1903 Gould, Stella Mae 1904 Eldorado, Alvin John Henry  1912 , Jack B. born 1914.

** Lon and Florence moved from Gould to Hooleyann, north of Childress,Texas where they built a large Victorian house and raised peanuts.  One of the family's fondest memories was the big Oak Tree in the front yard with the swing in it. Later, they lived in Kirkland,Texas then Lon moved the family to El Reno, Oklahoma where he farmed and had a combination grocery store and gas station at Union City.  Later he went to work for the Rock Island Railroad.  Lon died Nov. 14, 1936 and Florence died Sept. 17, 1947. Both are buried at Kirkland, Texas...**

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