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Smalley, Kate Eugena

Female 1875 - 1969  (93 years)


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  • Name Smalley, Kate Eugena 
    Born 20 Sep 1875  Nacomus, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Jan 1969  Stillwater, Payne Co., OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29498  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 

    Father Smalley, Eugene Rudolph,   b. 30 Jan 1841, Bunker Hill, McCoupin Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1911, Pond Creek, Grant Co., OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Cromwell, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 31 Dec 1855, Bunker Hill, McCoupin Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1929, Wichita, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Oct 1869  Bunker Hill, McCoupin Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9811  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McCarter, Charles Milton,   b. 16 Apr 1870, Oden, IM Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, Pond Creek, Grant Co., OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 16 May 1900  Moran, Grant Co., Okla. Terr. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. McCarter, Elizabeth Amanda,   b. 1 May 1901, Pond Creek, Grant Co., OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1982, Wakita, Grant Co., OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F9810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Broderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #3866] Kate Eugenia Smalley was born September 20, 1875 in Nakomis, Illinois to Eugene R. Smalley and Mary Elizabeth Smalley, the third of four children. Later they moved to Spivey, KS. Too young to make the run of 1893 (Cherokee Outlet), Kate came to Oklahoma Territory about 3 years later and proved up a claim originally staked by another man. Her claim was the NE quarter of 29-26-8. Her father homesteaded the Smalley Place (Lots #7 & 8 S1/2 of SW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of 26-26-8) on which he built a building which served as a home, post office, and grocery store. This was known as Moran. Her brother David homesteaded the quarter across the road south from Moran (35-26-8). Twice a week, Kate would carry the mail from Moran to Pond Creek, riding horseback. She married Charles Milton McCarter on May 16, 1900. He had homesteaded a quarter section 5 miles east and 5 1/2 miles north of Nash. Right after they were married, they moved to Pond Creek where Charles was in the grocery business with Albert Garrison. He later sold his share of the grocery store and went into the hardware business. Their first child, Elizabeth Amanda, was born May 1, 1901. Four years later Louis Eugene was born (January 2, 1905) and Maxine was born December 16, 1906. Charles Milton's involvement in the community affairs is exemplified in his serving as County Commissioner for one term, his serving on the first Board of Directors of the Production Credit Association and his serving on the Pond Creek Board of Education. Following her graduation from Pond Creek High School, Elizabeth attended Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma, where she earned her life-time teaching certificate, after which she taught school at Creek Bank school house, one mile south and two miles east of Pond Creek for one year before marrying Neil Alvin Wilkins on February 24, 1923. They were married secretly, not telling even their parents for a while, as it was taboo for teachers to be married, and she wanted to finish the year, which she did. Their first son, Neil A. Wilkins, Jr., was born October 24, 1923. Elizabeth and Neil met while Elizabeth was still in high school. She had accompanied her mother to the field where her mother and a friend were cooking for a thrashing team of which Neil was a part. (Roy Biggs).