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THOMAS J. SARAH M.
(1846 - 1928) (1847 - 1921)
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CHARLES H. MEEKER
(1873 - 1950)
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WILLIAM H. MEEKER
(1870 - 1949)
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ADA MEEKER
(1889 - 1959)
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Obituary
THOMAS JEFFERSON MEEKER (06 Feb 1846 - 09 Dec 1928)
and his wife
SARAH MARGARET KILLEY MEEKER (03 Nov 1847 - 16 Jul 1921)
Are buried here with three of their children
 WILLIAM HENRY MEEKER (10 Aug 1870 - 14 Feb 1949)
and 
 CHARLES HAMILTON MEEKER (27 Mar 1873 - 07 Dec 1950)
and 
 ADA MEEKER (26 Dec 1889 - 09 Jun 1959)
 
Much of what is known about Thomas Jefferson Meeker comes from his 1928 obituary.  There are obvious errors, e.g., his father is identified as "Elijah" Meeker, and some recollections that may not be entirely accurate.  He enlisted for a three-year term on 20 July 1861 at Sumner, Lawrence Co.,   IL.  He re-enlisted 1 Jan 1864 for which he apparently received a bounty as a veteran volunteer.  He was promoted to corporal in July 1865.  He was mustered out in Memphis 15 January 1866. 
 
OBITUARY: 20 December 1928

THOMAS JEFFERSON MEEKER was born February 6, 1846, in New Albany, Ind., to Mr. Elijah and Elizabeth Meeker. While yet a small boy the family moved to a farm in Illinois, where he grew to young boyhood. While here the Civil War broke out and Thomas, who was just past fifteen and his brother Halsey, who was a little over a year older than he, decided life on the farm was monotonous compared to what they thought army life to be, so the two boys ran away from home into Missouri and enlisted in the army. He joined Company H of the Eleventh Missouri infantry as a fifer, but later became a corporal. He was in actual service for his country for four years, seven months, and twenty-eight days, and was in all the important battles of the South and, Southwest, yet he never received a wound, though he was seriously ill at one time. At the close of the war, the two boys returned home, but an older brother and a brother-in-law had died in service for the Union. The two boys were no more satisfied at home than they were before the war, so again they went to Missouri. In 1869 Thomas J. Meeker and Miss Sarah Margaret Killey were married. They lived in Missouri until 1880, when they moved to Cook County, Texas, near Marysville. Later the family went to Indian Territory where they remained until the opening of Oklahoma in 1889. In that year Mr. Meeker secured the homestead on Bluff Creek, ten miles southwest of Edmond. This remained the family home until after the death of Mrs. Meeker on July 16, 1921. Since then he and his younger daughter, Ada, have made their home together in Edmond, Okeene, and Norman. Seven children were born to this union, all of whom are still living. They are William H. of San Francisco, California; Charles H. of Tampa, Florida; John W. of Phoenix, Arizona; Mrs. T. G. Madden of Gotebo, Oklahoma; Carl C., west of Edmond, on the old home place; Grover C. of Britton; and Miss Ada of Edmond. William H. Carl C., Grover C., and Miss Ada were present at his bedside at the time of his death Sunday morning, December 9th, a few minutes past six o'clock at his and his daughter's home, 70 1 East Main St., Edmond, Oklahoma. He was 82 years, ten months, and 3 days of age. His sudden illness and death made it impossible for the other members of his family to be present at his bedside. Mr. Meeker enjoyed almost perfect health all during his life, though the past week he seemed to be not quite so well as usual. He was stricken with a slight stroke of paralysis while at the dinner table about 1 P .M., Saturday, December 8. He remained perfectly conscious up to a few minutes before his death and passed away very peacefully. While a young man, Mr. Meeker was an attendant at church when the families were located near where church services were held. He never united with any church and claims he never knew true religion until converted at the age of forty-seven. Since then he became a student of the Bible, and it was a great grief to him that he could not read it the last two or three years of his life. All who knew Mr. Meeker vouch to the fact that he had the true old-fashioned religion and on his deathbed told him family he was prepared to meet his God. The best point in Mr. Meeker's character was his love for children. He is survived by twenty-three grandchildren whom he loved very much. Wherever Mr. Meeker went he soon became the friend of all the children and took a great delight in telling them stories, especially of Pioneer times and of the Civil War, which he always told with very little partisanship for his side and he was a true opponent of war, as he never failed to emphasize the horrors of it. Mr. Meeker always kept in touch with his brother Halsey, but his three brothers, Charles, Amos, and Joshua and his four sisters, Margaret, Laura, Julia and Mollie, who were living at the close of the war he soon lost all touch with and when his brother, Halsey passed away in 1920, he thought he was the only remaining member of the family, however, about 1924 he got a letter from his youngest brother, Amos who said he was living most of his time with his youngest sister, Mollie Wilson, on a farm near Lewellen, Nebraska, as they had each lost their life partners. Letters began to pass among the three and in February, 1928, Mr. Amos Meeker, who was 78 years of age and Mrs. Mollie Wilson, who was 65 years of age, came to Norman to visit their brother, Thomas, whom they had not seen for 60 years. They spent several weeks together talking over their lives and were in every way congenial Mr. Thomas Meeker returned the visit to Nebraska in August of this year and again the three were happy together and looked forward to many more visits. These were the last three survivors of a family of ten children. This brother and sister were unable to be at the funeral because of a recent misfortune in Mrs. Wilson's family. The funeral services were held at the Britton Baptist Church, Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 P.M., Rev. E. 0. Vanbibber and Rev. Covington officiating. Interment was in Olive Hill cemetery, 6 miles west and 1 mile north of Britton.

 
OBITUARY - 10 December 1950

CHARLES H. MEEKER Services are pending here for Charles H. Meeker, 77, a former Oklahoma City Resident, who died Thursday at his home in Fort Meyers, Fla. They will be announced by Smith & Kernke funeral home.
Meeker lived for many years with his parents northwest of Oklahoma City. A school teacher, he taught here during the early years before statehood, then went to the Philippines, where he taught for several years. he was retired from the Tampa, Fla., school system at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Minnie, of the home; a son, Alton, Tucumcari, N. M.; a daughter, Mrs. Tom Kugel, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Ken Madden, Gotebo, and Mrs. Ada Meeker, Colorado, and two brothers, Grover and Carl, both of Britton.

 
OBITUARY - 22 February 1949

HENRY W. MEEKER Services for Henry W. Meeker, 70, of Roseville, Calif., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Smith & Kernke funeral home with burial in Olive Hill cemetery. A former Britton resident, Meeker died February 14 in Loomis, Calif.

 
OBITUARY - 11 June 1959

MISS ADA MEEKER Funeral for Miss Ada Meeker, 60, retired Oklahoma rural school teacher, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Smith & Kernke funeral chapel. Miss Meeker died Tuesday night in the home of a niece, Mrs. Mary Swihart, 1241 SW 34. A native of Oklahoma, Miss Meeker lived in the Oklahoma City area most of her life except for a short time she lived at Gotebo [?]. She was a graduate of Central State college, Edmond. She received her master's degree in education from the University of Oklahoma. She had taught in rural schools in the state for 30 years.

Thomas Jefferson Meeker ca.1920 Ada Meeker ca.1935
Thomas and Sarah Meeker had 5 sons and 2 daughters.
 
Some information about the MEEKER family is on ROOTSWEB
Genealogy:
Family of Thomas and Sarah Killey Meeker
 
Generation No. 1

 

2. Thomas Jefferson Meeker11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27, born 06 Feb 1846 in New Albany, Floyd Co, IN28; died 09 Dec 1928 in Edmond, Oklahoma Co, OK. He was the son of 4.  Mathias Meeker and 5. Elizabeth Alstott. He married 3. Sarah Margaret Killey 17 Oct 1869 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO.

3. Sarah Margaret Killey29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38, born 03 Nov 1847 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO; died 16 Jul 1921 in Edmond, Oklahoma Co, OK39. She was the daughter of 6. J. B. Killey and 7. Nancy ?.

Notes for Thomas Jefferson Meeker:
OBITUARY: 12/10/1928
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T. J. MEEKER, born in Terre Haute, Ind., Feb 6, 1846 deceased Dec. 9, 1928. Confederate soldier. Services will be conducted at Britton, Tuesday, 2 ;.m., Olive Hill cemetery by Pass undertakers, Edmond.
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Family shaped Olive Hill's history
John J. Corbin
04/22/1982 Daily Oklahoman
 
AN INDIANA lad named Thomas J. Meeker carried water for Union soldiers during the Civil War. Years later, he settled with his family on a homestead west of Oklahoma City. The Meekers were hardy pioneer settlers who obtained permanent deed to quarter sections of Oklahoma after buying out land-stakers in the Run of 1889. The one-time Union Army water boy died in 1928. Of importance to Dorothy Meeker Choate is that Meeker, her paternal grandfather, helped shape the history of Olive Hill Cemetery, a small burial ground in northwest Oklahoma City. Buried there are members of her family and members of what was once a farming community.
"These were all the native families living between the highway (Northwest Expressway) and Memorial Road,"
At NW 108 and Rockwell, the community burial ground once belonged to Olive Hand Bailey, a woman who farmed a quarter section of land with her sons after buying a claim in 1890. Olive Bailey set aside an acre for the cemetery a year before her death in 1891. She was the first to be buried there. Today, the cemetery bearing her name is on the fringe of urban development and nearing the end of its purpose. "There won't be anymore buried in this cemetery unless it's a descendant of someone already buried here," said Lola Nicholson Bailey, family historian. How entwined are the blood ties is evidenced by the fact that Olive Bailey was the great-grandmother of Mrs. Choate, 56, and mother-in-law of Lola Bailey, who turns 81 on April 27. Mrs. Choate and Mrs. Bailey, northwest Oklahoma City residents, visited the cemetery earlier this month. They used a key to unlock a gate, a security precaution made necessary after vandals overturned 30 headstones. "I wrote the family history, and it goes back to the time they came to the United States," said Mrs. Bailey. In the early days, she wrote, community members would randomly select a spot in the cemetery, dig a grave and bury a loved one. Cemetery records state that the Gypsy Oil Co. in 1929 obtained an oil and gas lease on the quarter section where the cemetery lies and "furnished legal and monetary assistance to make the acre conform with their policy." Thereafter, toughened young men like James and Ralph Bailey, brothers of Mrs. Bailey's late husband, Fred Bailey, began plotting grave sites and placing permanent name plates on graves not marked by stones or monuments. In 1934, community leaders became members of a chartered, non-profit cemetery association entrusted with a perpetual care fund, and the cemetery deed was placed on file in the Oklahoma County Courthouse. Mrs. Kenneth Goodman of Yukon is association chairman. Mrs. Choate's maternal grandparents, Rufus M. and Elizabeth Bailey, chose that acre as their final resting place, as did Mrs. Bailey's paternal grandparents, James and Margaret Nicholson. Curtis H. Nicholson, Mrs. Bailey's uncle who died in 1977, is the most recent to be buried at Olive Hill, which now has 138 graves. Meeker and his wife, Sarah, are entombed, along with four other Union Army soldiers and two World War II veterans.
 
More About Thomas Jefferson Meeker:
Burial: Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [33]
Military service: Civil War - Union40,41
Obituary: 20 Dec 1928, Edmond Sun
Resided: Bet. 1890 - 1921, Edmond, Oklahoma Co, OK42,43,44,45
 
More About Sarah Margaret Killey:
Burial: Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [33]

Children of Thomas Meeker and Sarah Killey are:

1 i. William Henry Meeker, born 10 Aug 1870 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO; died 14 Feb 1949 in Loomis, Placer Co, CA; married Pearl Lyons 14 Nov 1895 in Oklahoma Co, OK.

ii. Charles Hamilton Meeker46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53, born 27 Mar 1873 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO; died 07 Dec 1950 in Ft. Myers, Lee Co, FL; married Minnie Ella Corn 20 May 1900 in Norman, Cleveland Co, OK; born 01 Aug 1880 in Corsicana, Navarro Co, TX; died 26 Mar 1964 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co, NM.

Notes for Charles Hamilton Meeker:
OBITUARY: 12/10/1950; p.8
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CHARLES H. MEEKER
Services are pending here for Charles H. Meeker, 77, a former Oklahoma City Resident, who died Thursday at his home in Fort Meyers, Fla. They will be announced by Smith & Kernke funeral home.
Meeker lived for many years with his parents northwest of Oklahoma City. A school teacher, he taught here during the early years before statehood, then went to the Philippines, where he taught for several years. he was retired from the Tampa, Fla., school system at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie, of the home; a son, Alton, Tucumcari, N. M.; a daughter, Mrs. Tom Kugel, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Ken Madden, Gotebo, and Mrs. Ada Meeker, Colorado, and two brothers, Grover and Carl, both of Britton.
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Charles H. was of Tampa in 1928. His tombstone gives only his year of birth. He is buried in Lot 33 in the Olive Hill Cemetery. He and his son Alton are in the 1920 census twice (NM and OK) undoubtedly in OK when settling his mother's estate.
More About Charles Hamilton Meeker:
Burial: Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [33]
Obituary: 10 Dec 1950, Daily Oklahoman
Record Change: C

iii. John Wesley Meeker54,55,56,57,58, born 29 Nov 1876 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO59; died Bet. 1920 - 1950; married Mary Elizabeth Ashley Abt. 1916 in Tombstone, Cochise Co, AZ; born Sep 1895 in TX; died Bet. 1930 - 1985.

Notes for John Wesley Meeker:
John W. was of Phoenix in 1928. Irene Fallon notes that John "had a first wife and one daughter and a second wife and children."
Thomas' obituary noted that when he died in 1928, all seven children of his family were still living.

 

iv. Emma M. Meeker60,61,62,63,64, born 20 Feb 1879 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO65; died 21 Jun 1951 in Oklahoma City, OK; married Timothy George Madden 17 Mar 1908 in Mt. View, Kiowa Co, OK; born 25 Dec 1870 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL66; died 27 Apr 1957 in Gotebo, Kiowa Co, OK66.

Notes for Emma M. Meeker:
All of the Madden children were born on the farm eight miles southeast of Gotebo.
Thomas Meeker's obituary noted that when he died in 1928, all seven children of his family were still living.
 
1900 Census list name as Anna:
This note from Judy Stubbs, descendant of the sister of Thomas (1 Dec 2001):
I just looked at Thomas Meeker's pension application documents again. In affidavits of both May 1898 and April 1915 he listed all of his children and their dates of birth. In both instances it is very clearly Emma. I also have a letter (1984) from Irene Madden Fallon and she calls her mother's name Emma. Perhaps the census taker just misunderstood the name--it wouldn't be the first time.
More About Emma M. Meeker:
Burial: Rose Cemetery, Hobart, Kiowa Co, OK
Certificate: 04 Oct 1949, #13
 
More About Timothy George Madden:
Burial: Rose Cemetery, Hobart, Kiowa Co, OK

v. Carl Clinton Meeker67,68,69,70,71, born 03 Jun 1884 in Indian Territory [OK]; died 25 Apr 1970 in Oklahoma City, OK; married Sarah Ingraham 23 Dec 1907 in Oklahoma Co, OK72; born 14 Mar 1886 in IN; died 11 Jan 1976 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Notes for Carl Clinton Meeker:
OBITUARY: 04/26/1970
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Carl Meeker, 85, of 1221 NW 92, died Saturday at Mercy Hospital following a brief illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Britton Baptist Church with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery directed by Sherman Funeral Service.
Meeker was born in Indian Territory and made the run of 1889 with his father in a covered wagon and homesteaded in Britton. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Britton and had attended Central State College and the University of Oklahoma. He was a Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah; three sons, and three daughters.
 
More About Carl Clinton Meeker:
Burial: 27 Apr 1970, Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK
Obituary: 26 Apr 1970, Daily Oklahoman
 
Notes for Sarah Ingraham:
OBITUARY: 01/12/1976
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MEEKER, Mrs. Sarah,90, of 4300 NW 55, housewife. Services 2 P.M. Tuesday, Guardian Westide Chapel.
 
More About Sarah Ingraham:
Daughter of Virgil B. and Carlotte Ingraham
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1900 Census - OK - Spring Creek Twp.
NAME                                 Age           
Ingraham Virgil B. Head W/M Jul 1849 50 M-20Yr IN
Ingraham Carlotte  Wife W/F Jul 1854 45 M-20Yr Eng
Ingraham Elizabeth Dau  W/F Mar 1881 19 S      IN 
Ingraham William   Son  W/M Jul 1883 16 S      IN 
Ingraham Sarah     Dau  W/F Aug 1886 13 S      IN 
Ingraham Chester   Son  W/F Dec 1897  2 S      OK 
Burial: 13 Jan 1976
Obituary: 12 Jan 1976, Daily Oklahoman

vi. Grover Cleveland Meeker73,74,75,76,77, born 23 Dec 1886 in Marysville, Marshall Co, IT [OK]; died 08 Jul 1958 in Oklahoma City, OK; married (1) Zoe Coody; born 14 Aug 1899 in Shannon, TX; died 08 Nov 1975 in Oklahoma City, OK; married (2) Olive Eleanor Bailey 20 Dec 1910 in OK; born 22 Jan 1887 in Hoyt, Jackson Co, KS; died 20 Sep 1935 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Notes for Grover Cleveland Meeker:
OBITUARY: 07/09/1958
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Grover C. Meeker, pioneer farmer, stockman and dairyman, died Tuesday in his home, 1501 NW 100, following an extended illness. He was 71.
Services will be at 2 ;.m. Thursday in the Britton Methodist church. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery under the direction of the Sherman funeral home.
Meeker was born at Marysville in the Chickasaw Nation and made the run of 1889 with his parents, who settled northwest of Britton.
Until he became ill, Meeker operated a number of farms and dairies and managed extensive land holdings northwest of the city.
Meeker was a 32nd degree Mason and belonged to the Guthrie Consistory and India Temple Shrine.
His is survived by his wife Mrs. Zoe Meeker, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Gibbon Butler, Urbana, Ill., Mrs. Orlean Choate, 1020 NW 21, and Mrs. Joe C. Joplin, Idabel; to sons, Maj. Thomas B. Meeker, Fort Worth, Texas, and Capt. James i. Meeker, Eglin Field, Fla.; a brother Carl Meeker, 1410 NW 92; a sister, Ada Meeker, 417 W Park place, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
More About Grover Cleveland Meeker:
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK
Certificate: 29 May 1935, #02
Obituary: 09 Jul 1958, Daily Oklahoman
 
Notes for Olive Eleanor Bailey:
OBITUARY: 09/21/1935
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MEEKER RITES TO BE SUNDAY
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Pioneer Britton Woman Is Claimed by Death
Services for Mrs. Grover Meeker, 48 years old, Britton, will be conducted at 2; p.m. Sunday from the Britton Methodist church. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery under direction of the Britton funeral home.
Mrs. Meeker, wife of a pioneer Britton livestock and oil lease dealer, died Friday morning in a city hospital of complications following an appendicitis operation a week ago.
Active in church and women's club work, Mrs. Meeker was president of The Britton home Demonstration club and was a member of the Eastern Star. She had been a resident of Oklahoma county nearly 40 years.
Last month, the second oil well in the new Britton field was drilled in on Meeker's property near Britton.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Meeker is survived by three daughters, Geneva, Olive and Dorothy Meeker; two sons, Thomas and James Meeker; two sisters, Mrs. Berta Lay, Britton, and Mrs. Sarah Sitlington, Edmond, and five brothers, Jim Bailey, Britton; William Bailey, South America; Ralph Bailey, Hereford, Texas; Fred Bailey, Yukon, and Harry Bailey, Bethany.
 
More About Olive Eleanor Bailey:
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NELLIE: (a poem by her mother Libby McKeage Bailey)
She is dead, she is dead, and her beautiful head
Lies under the green of the grass;
And she could not hear if I should go so near
She could touch me as I pass.
Under the clover whose blossoms bend over
Resteth she, O my sweet!
Resteth from sorrow, to wake not tomorrow
With white roses at her feet;
At the head a white stone, with her old name thereon
And the day she went to sleep;
But her new name God given, is written in heaven
In the book that the angels keep.
O my darling, I miss you, and long to kiss you
Asleep in your low narrow bed;
Where the grass green and tender, and
The clover's red splendor
Hideth your beautiful head.
Mother
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Olive Eleanor (Nellie) Bailey came to Oklahoma Territory with her family at the age of seven. She was one of those unusual characters born to be agreeable, dutiful and patient. As a child, she was loving and obedient. As a youth, she was a daughter devoted to her parents and forgetful of self in service to her siblings. She was faithful to every trust placed on her by her parents. She was very popular in the community.
After graduating from the Scott School, she enrolled at the Normal School at Edmond, Oklahoma. She earned her teaching certificate after one year and taught her first year at the Lynch School in Oklahoma County (1910-11). She married Grover Meeker during that year and retired to homemaking.
The first sixteen years of her married life was spent on a farm in the Cleveland School community (Oklahoma County). Then the family resided on the Meeker farm at the northwest corner of Britton, Oklahoma. She was a devoted wife and mother and active in the community.
Nellie was a member of the Britton Chapter of the Eastern Star, member of the Rainbow Advisory Board, president of the Home Demonstration Club, member of the Britton Study Club, member of the Oklahoma City Hospitality Club, and member of both Junior-Senior and Elementary P.T.A. In each of these organizations she was known as a worker and leader of the first rank.
Her untimely passing at the age of 48 years brought great sorrow to the entire family. Years later, one of her brother's remarked " Nellie was most nearly perfect person I ever knew."
 
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK
Obituary: 21 Sep 1935, Daily Oklahoman

vii. Ada Meeker78,79,80,81,82, born 26 Dec 1889 in Marysville, Marshall Co, IT [OK]; died 09 Jun 1959 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Notes for Ada Meeker:
OBITUARY: 06/11/1959; p. 8
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MISS ADA MEEKER
Funeral for Miss Ada Meeker, 69, retired Oklahoma rural school teacher, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Smith & Kernke funeral chapel. Miss Meeker died Tuesday night in the home of a niece, Mrs. Mary Swihart, 1241 SW 34.
A native of Oklahoma, Miss Meeker lived in the Oklahoma City area most of her life except for a short time she lived at Gotebo.
She was a graduate of Central State college, Edmond. She received her master's degree in education from the University of Oklahoma. She had taught in rural schools in the state for 30 years.
 
More About Ada Meeker:
Ada was unmarried and lived in Edmond in 1928. On the 1890 census "Adie" was 5 months old. Her tombstone gives only her year of birth. Her tombstone gives only the year of her death. She is buried in Lot 33 in the Olive Hill Cemetery.
 
Burial: 11 Jun 1959, Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [33]
Certificate: #26
Obituary: 11 Jun 1959, Daily Oklahoman
 
Generation No. 2

 

4.  Mathias Meeker83,84,85,86, born 31 Jul 1804 in Essex Co, NJ; died 27 Apr 1876 in Lovejoy Twp, Iroquois Co, IL. He married 5. Elizabeth Alstott 16 Oct 1833 in Harrison Co, IN87.

5. Elizabeth Alstott88,89,90,91,92,93, born 20 Nov 1816 in Washington Co, IN; died 28 Dec 1900 in Garden Co, NE.

Notes for  Mathias Meeker:
New Albany Township, Floyd Co, IN 1840 Census
 
More About Elizabeth Alstott:
Burial: Plum Creek Cemetery, Garden Co, NE

 

Children of Mathias  Meeker and Elizabeth Alstott are:

i. Margaret Jane Meeker94,95,96,97,98,99,100,101, born 12 Dec 1834 in New Albany, Floyd Co, IN; died 14 May 1921 in CO; married (1) Hugh McClarren 12 Mar 1854 in Harrison Co, IN; born 1831 in PA; died 1859 in IN; married (2) William P. Murphy 21 Apr 1860 in Palestine, Crawford Co, IL; born 1818 in Lincoln Co, KY; died 08 Aug 1866 in Greencastle, Putnam Co, IN; married (3) Uriah Tebow Woodbury 07 Dec 1871 in IN; born 1834 in OH; died 1883 in IN or NE; married (4) Anson S. Woodward 02 Sep 1883 in Custer Co, NE; born Mar 1822 in IN; died 1907 in NE.

Notes for Margaret Jane Meeker:
Shown as divorced in the 1880 census.

ii. William Henry Meeker102,103,104, born 1836 in IN; died 13 Dec 1861 in IL.

iii. Julia Ann Meeker105,106,107, born 1838 in IN; died 04 Jan 1925.

iv. Laura E. Meeker108,109,110,111,112,113, born 19 Mar 1841 in IN; died 01 Dec 1908 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co, IN; married (1) Joseph S. Allen 28 Mar 1861 in Clark Co, IL; born 1840 in IN; died 1861; married (2) John L. Leitheiser Bet. 1861 - 1865 in IN; born Oct 1839 in Bingen, GERMANY; died 27 Mar 1908 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co, IN.

v. Halsey Meeker114,115,116,117,118,119,120, born 30 Nov 1843 in New Albany, Floyd Co, IN; died 04 Feb 1914 in Joplin, Jasper Co, MO121; married Mary E. Weese 07 Oct 1870 in Iroquois Co, IL; born 13 Jun 1848 in Morgan Co, WV121; died 06 Dec 1923 in Joplin, Jasper Co, MO.

More About Halsey Meeker:
Burial: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper Co, MO

2 vi. Thomas Jefferson Meeker, born 06 Feb 1846 in New Albany, Floyd Co, IN; died 09 Dec 1928 in Edmond, Oklahoma Co, OK; married Sarah Margaret Killey 17 Oct 1869 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO.

vii. Charles Hamilton Meeker122,123,124,125,126, born 07 Mar 1848 in New Albany, Floyd Co, IN; died 13 Dec 1892 in Ontario, Malheur Co, OR; married Margaret D. Daniels 16 Sep 1875 in Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN; born 21 Mar 1855 in IN; died 14 Mar 1883 in IN or OR.

viii. Amos O. Meeker127,128,129,130,131,132,133,134, born 21 May 1854 in Harrison Co, IN; died 01 Mar 1943 in Brush, Morgan Co, CO; married Amanda Francis Schooley 1881 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL; born Feb 1857 in IN; died Bet. 1910 - 1920 in NE or WY.

ix. Joshua W. Meeker135,136,137,138,139,140,141, born 22 Feb 1856 in Harrison Co, IN; died Bet. 1920 - 1930 in NE; married Elizabeth ? 1883 in NE; born Apr 1865 in AUSTRIA; died Bet. 1910 - 1920 in IL.

Notes for Joshua W. Meeker:
Listed as Joseph in the 1910 Census but is really Joshua (same children, wife, etc as Joshua in the 1900 census).
Amos O. b. Feb 1883 NE
Otto    b. Nov 1884 IL
Edna    b. Feb 1887 NE
Claud   b. Aug 1892 NE
Lyla    b. May 1897 IL
Elsie   b.     1903 IL
 
Notes for Elizabeth ?:
1900 Census - 7 children born 5 still living

x. Mollie Belle Meeker142,143,144,145,146,147,148, born 02 Sep 1861 in Hutsonville, Crawford Co, IL; died Apr 1947 in Lewellen, Garden Co, NE; married (1) James Wilson 21 Mar 1882 in Iroquois Co, IL; born 06 Jul 1850 in Warren Co, IL; died 15 Apr 1906 in Lewellen, Garden Co, NE; married (2) Edward H. Hartman Bet. 1928 - 1930 in NE; born 19 Apr 1860 in IN; died 30 Jun 1951 in Garden Co, NE.

Notes for Mollie Belle Meeker:
1900 Census - 6 children born - 4 still living
More About Mollie Belle Meeker:
Burial: Plum Creek Cemetery, Garden Co, NE
 
More About James Wilson:
Burial: Plum Creek Cemetery, Garden Co, NE

 

 

6. J. B. Killey149, born 1815 in TN; died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Lawrence Co, MO. He married 7. Nancy ?.

7. Nancy ?149,150,151, born 1823 in VA; died Bet. 1870 - 1900 in MO?.

More About J. B. Killey:
Occupation: 1850, Physician

 

Children of J. Killey and Nancy ? are:

i. William Killey152, born 1845 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO; died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Lawrence Co, MO.

3 ii. Sarah Margaret Killey, born 03 Nov 1847 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO; died 16 Jul 1921 in Edmond, Oklahoma Co, OK; married Thomas Jefferson Meeker 17 Oct 1869 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO.

 

SOURCES

 
1. Census 1880 - MO - Jackson, Jasper Co; p.435; ROLL: T9_694; ED: 64.
2. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
3. Letter from Irene Fallon, (1984).
4. Lola Nicholson Bailey, "Genealogical Record of Rufus Miner and Elizabeth McKeage Bailey and Related Families," 1979.
5. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
6. Civil War pension application: Thomas J. Meeker, #818,242.
7. California Death Index, (ROOTSWEB), "Electronic."
8. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
9. Oklahoma County Marriage Records Index 1889-1907.
10. Marriage Records of Oklahoma Co, OK 1889-1907.
11. Census 1850 - IN - District 45, Harrison Co; p.395; ROLL: M432_149.
12. Census 1860 - IL - Orange, Clark Co; p.291; ROLL: M653_162.
13. Census 1870 - MO - Vineyard, Lawrence Co; p.571; ROLL: M593_787.
14. Census 1880 - MO - Jackson, Jasper Co; p.435; ROLL: T9_694; ED: 64.
15. Census 1890 - OK - Veterans Census.
16. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.4A; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
17. Census 1910 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.305A; ROLL: T624_1265; ED: 231.
18. Census 1920 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.1B; ROLL: T625_1473; ED: 167.
19. "Obituary of T. J. Meeker," (unidentified newspaper, possibly of Britton, OK).
20. Civil War pension application: Thomas J. Meeker, #818,242.
21. Will of Thomas J. Meeker, written 13 Nov 1926.
22. Letter from Irene Fallon, (1984).
23. Letter from Suzie Meeker Jones.
24. Letter from William Meeker, (1988).
25. Lola Nicholson Bailey, "Genealogical Record of Rufus Miner and Elizabeth McKeage Bailey and Related Families," 1979.
26. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
27. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
28. Civil War pension application: Thomas J. Meeker, #818,242.
29. Census 1850 - MO - District 47, Lawrence Co; p.272; ROLL: M432_404.
30. Census 1860 - MO - Mount Vernon, Lawrence Co; p.0; ROLL: M653_628.
31. Census 1870 - MO - Vineyard, Lawrence Co; p.571; ROLL: M593_787.
32. Census 1880 - MO - Jackson, Jasper Co; p.435; ROLL: T9_694; ED: 64.
33. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.4A; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
34. Census 1910 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.305A; ROLL: T624_1265; ED: 231.
35. Census 1920 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.1B; ROLL: T625_1473; ED: 167.
36. Lola Nicholson Bailey, "Genealogical Record of Rufus Miner and Elizabeth McKeage Bailey and Related Families," 1979.
37. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
38. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
39. "Obituary of T. J. Meeker," (unidentified newspaper, possibly of Britton, OK).
40. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
41. Olive Hill Cemetery Archives.
42. Civil War pension application: Thomas J. Meeker, #818,242.
43. "Obituary of T. J. Meeker," (unidentified newspaper, possibly of Britton, OK).
44. Census 1890 - OT - Spring Creek Twp, Oklahoma Co; p.358; ; ED: 27.
45. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
46. Census 1880 - MO - Jackson, Jasper Co; p.435; ROLL: T9_694; ED: 64.
47. Census 1900 - OK - Norman, Cleveland Co; p.9B; ROLL: T623_1336; ED: 33.
48. Census 1920 - OK - Frisco, Canadian Co; p.10A; ROLL: T625_1455; ED: 96.
49. Census 1920 - NM - Tucumcari, Quay Co; p.9A; ROLL: T625_1078; ED: 133.
50. Census 1930 - FL - Tampa, Hillsborough Co; p.8A; ROLL: 319; ED: 96.
51. Lola Nicholson Bailey, "Genealogical Record of Rufus Miner and Elizabeth McKeage Bailey and Related Families," 1979.
52. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
53. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
54. Census 1880 - MO - Jackson, Jasper Co; p.435; ROLL: T9_694; ED: 64.
55. Census 1900 - AZ - Precinct 1, Pima Co Arizona Territory; p.18A; ROLL: T623_47; ED: 47.
56. Census 1920 - TX - Valera, Coleman Co; p.3B; ROLL: T625_1788; ED: 58.
57. Census 1930 - AZ - Alkire, Maricopa Co; p.35; ROLL: 58; ED: 42.
58. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
59. Civil War pension application: Thomas J. Meeker, #818,242.
60. Census 1880 - MO - Jackson, Jasper Co; p.435; ROLL: T9_694; ED: 64.
61. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.4A; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
62. Census 1910 - OK - Mountain View Twp, Kiowa Co; p.112B; ROLL: T624_1257; ED: 178.
63. Census 1920 - OK - Mountain View Twp, Kiowa Co; p.17A; ROLL: T625_1467; ED: 142.
64. Census 1930 - OK - Mountain View, Kiowa Co; p.3B; ROLL: 1910; ED: 25.
65. Civil War pension application: Thomas J. Meeker, #818,242.
66. ROOTSWEB, "Electronic."
67. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.4A; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
68. Census 1910 - OK - Deer Crk Twp, Oklahoma Co; p.82A; ROLL: T624_1265; ED: 188.
69. Census 1920 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.5A; ROLL: T625_1473; ED: 167.
70. Census 1930 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.1B; ROLL: 1918; ED: 150.
71. Lola Nicholson Bailey, "Genealogical Record of Rufus Miner and Elizabeth McKeage Bailey and Related Families," 1979.
72. Marriage Records of Oklahoma Co, OK 1889-1907.
73. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.4A; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
74. Census 1910 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.305A; ROLL: T624_1265; ED: 231.
75. Census 1920 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.2B; ROLL: T625_1473; ED: 167.
76. Census 1930 - OK - Britton, Oklahoma Co; p.1B; ROLL: 1917; ED: 4.
77. Lola Nicholson Bailey, "Genealogical Record of Rufus Miner and Elizabeth McKeage Bailey and Related Families," 1979.
78. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.4A; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
79. Census 1910 - OK - Mountain View Twp, Kiowa Co; p.111A; ROLL: T624_1257; ED: 178.
80. Census 1920 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.1B; ROLL: T625_1473; ED: 167.
81. Lola Nicholson Bailey, "Genealogical Record of Rufus Miner and Elizabeth McKeage Bailey and Related Families," 1979.
82. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
83. Census 1850 - IN - District 45, Harrison Co; p.395; ROLL: M432_149.
84. Census 1860 - IL - Orange, Clark Co; p.291; ROLL: M653_162.
85. Census 1870 - IL - Fountain Creek, Iroquois Co; p.317; ROLL: M593_231.
86. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
87. Indiana Marriages to 1850.
88. Census 1850 - IN - District 45, Harrison Co; p.395; ROLL: M432_149.
89. Census 1860 - IL - Orange, Clark Co; p.291; ROLL: M653_162.
90. Census 1870 - IL - Fountain Creek, Iroquois Co; p.317; ROLL: M593_231.
91. Census 1880 - IL - Lovejoy, Iroquois Co; p.228; ROLL: T9_214; ED: 133.
92. Census 1900 - NE - Blue Creek, Deuel Co; p.2B; ROLL: T623_922; ED: 96.
93. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
94. Census 1850 - IN - District 45, Harrison Co; p.395; ROLL: M432_149.
95. Census 1860 - IL - Palestine, Crawford Co; p.391; ROLL: M653_171.
96. Census 1870 - IL - Chicago Ward 5, Cook Co; p.241; ROLL: M593_200.
97. Census 1880 - IL - Chicago, Cook Co; p.245B; ROLL: T9_186; ED: 29.
98. Census 1900 - NE - Saltillo, Lancaster Co; p.5B; ROLL: T623_934; ED: 81.
99. Census 1910 - NE - Elba, Howard Co; p.7B; ROLL: T624_848; ED: 149.
100. Census 1920 - NE - Montrose, Montrose Co; p.6B; ROLL: T625_168; ED: 122.
101. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
102. Census 1850 - IN - District 45, Harrison Co; p.395; ROLL: M432_149.
103. Census 1860 - IL - Orange, Clark Co; p.291; ROLL: M653_162.
104. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
105. Census 1850 - IN - District 45, Harrison Co; p.395; ROLL: M432_149.
106. Census 1860 - IL - Orange, Clark Co; p.291; ROLL: M653_162.
107. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
108. Census 1850 - IN - District 45, Harrison Co; p.395; ROLL: M432_149.
109. Census 1860 - IL - Orange, Clark Co; p.291; ROLL: M653_162.
110. Census 1870 - IN - Terre Haute Ward 2, Vigo Co; p.428; ROLL: M593_366.
111. Census 1880 - IN - Terre Haute, Vigo Co; p.595A; ROLL: T9_319; ED: 223.
112. Census 1900 - IN - Harrison, Vigo Co; p.2A; ROLL: T623_408; ED: 99.
113. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
114. Census 1850 - IN - District 45, Harrison Co; p.395; ROLL: M432_149.
115. Census 1860 - IL - Orange, Clark Co; p.291; ROLL: M653_162.
116. Census 1870 - IL - Fountain Creek, Iroquois Co; p.317; ROLL: M593_231.
117. Census 1880 - MO - Galena, Jasper Co; p.579D; ROLL: T9_695; ED: 72.
118. Census 1900 - MO - Joplin Ward 3, Jasper Co; p.22A; ROLL: T623_865; ED: 38.
119. Census 1910 - MO - Joplin Ward 7, Jasper Co; p.13B; ROLL: T624_791; ED: 51.
120. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
121. Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1956, "Electronic."
122. Census 1850 - IN - District 45, Harrison Co; p.395; ROLL: M432_149.
123. Census 1860 - IL - Orange, Clark Co; p.291; ROLL: M653_162.
124. Census 1870 - IL - Pecatonica, Winnebago Co; p.354; ROLL: M593_294.
125. Census 1880 - IN - Walker, Jasper Co; p.261B; ROLL: T9_286; ED: 59.
126. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
127. Census 1860 - IL - Orange, Clark Co; p.291; ROLL: M653_162.
128. Census 1870 - IL - Fountain Creek, Iroquois Co; p.317; ROLL: M593_231.
129. Census 1880 - IL - Lovejoy, Iroquois Co; p.228; ROLL: T9_214; ED: 133.
130. Census 1900 - NE - Blue Creek, Deuel Co; p.1B; ROLL: T623_922; ED: 96.
131. Census 1910 - NE - Blue Creek, Garden Co; p.3A; ROLL: T624_846; ED: 112.
132. Census 1920 - WY - Election District 8, Fremont Co; p.3B; ROLL: T625_2026; ED: 57.
133. Census 1930 - NE - Blue Creek, Garden Co; p.2B; ROLL: 1281; ED: 3.
134. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
135. Census 1860 - IL - Orange, Clark Co; p.291; ROLL: M653_162.
136. Census 1870 - IL - Fountain Creek, Iroquois Co; p.317; ROLL: M593_231.
137. Census 1880 - IL - Chicago, Cook Co; p.245B; ROLL: T9_186; ED: 29.
138. Census 1900 - IL - Chicago Ward 25, Cook Co; p.4A; ROLL: T623_274; ED: 749.
139. Census 1910 - IL - Chicago Ward 26, Cook Co; p.13B; ROLL: T624_271; ED: 1120.
140. Census 1920 - NE - Blue Creek, Garden Co; p.8A; ROLL: T625_991; ED: 121.
141. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
142. Census 1870 - IL - Fountain Creek, Iroquois Co; p.317; ROLL: M593_231.
143. Census 1880 - IL - Lovejoy, Iroquois Co; p.228; ROLL: T9_214; ED: 133.
144. Census 1900 - NE - Blue Creek, Deuel Co; p.2B; ROLL: T623_922; ED: 96.
145. Census 1910 - NE - Blue Creek, Garden Co; p.9A; ROLL: T624_846; ED: 112.
146. Census 1920 - NE - Blue Creek, Garden Co; p.8A; ROLL: T625_991; ED: 121.
147. Census 1930 - NE - Blue Creek, Garden Co; p.1A; ROLL: 1281; ED: 3.
148. John Altstatt, ALLSTADT Clans, (ROOTSWEB,), "Electronic."
149. Census 1850 - MO - District 47, Lawrence Co; p.272; ROLL: M432_404.
150. Census 1860 - MO - Mount Vernon, Lawrence Co; p.0; ROLL: M653_628.
151. Census 1870 - MO - Vineyard, Lawrence Co; p.571; ROLL: M593_787.
152. Census 1850 - MO - District 47, Lawrence Co; p.272; ROLL: M432_404.
 
Genealogy last updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
 
OHC Relations
 
  Grover Meeker the son of Thomas J. MEEKER was one of the founding members of the Olive Hill Cemetery Association.  He was the second person issued a membership certificate (certificate #2).  Since May 29 1935, the MEEKER family has seen to Association business and have sometimes served as Association officers.     
  The Meeker family holds 25% of all Association certificates.  Except for the Lay family, more Meeker children, grand-children, great-grand-children and great-great-grandchildren maintain Association memberships than any other Olive Hill Family.
 
Association Membership
 
 
2 May 29 1935
Grover Meeker
(d.1958)
13 Oct 4 1949
Emma Meeker [Mrs. T. G.] Madden
(d.1951)
Sep 13 1974
David Swihart
-
26 Sep 13 1974
Ada Meeker
(d.1959)
Timothy G. Swihart
-
39 May 27 1972
Ruth E. Choate Wallick
Address on Record
40 May 29 1972
Ann M. Choate
Address on Record
41 May 29 1972
Dorothy Meeker Choate
(d.1998)
47 May 28 1973
Orlean Choate
(d.1974)
55 Aug 8 1973
Olive Meeker Joplin
(d.1993)
56 Aug 8 1973
Rebecca Joplin Black
Address on Record
57 Aug 8 1973
Susan Joplin Stewart
(d.1998)
May 28 2002
Mark R Stewart
Address on Record
58 Aug 8 1973
Jo Carole Joplin Smith
Address on Record
59 Mar 8 1973
Thomas B. Meeker
(d.1985)
60 Mar 8 1973
Robbie C. Meeker
(d.2006)
61 Mar 8 1973
John D. Swihart, Jr
Address on Record
62 Mar 8 1973
Susan Larue Swihart Knippel
Address on Record
89 May 26 2001
Osce & Naomi Meeker Roberts
(d.2015)