Thursday, May 19, 2011

Who Do I Think I Am? Wow! Part 57


Winship Blackstone Petty (1834-1923). Here is what I have:

Winship Blackstone Petty married Maggie Gore. He probably abandoned her. He did die in Oklahoma City on January 1, 1925. He fell off a bridge into the Canadian River on New Year's morning (about 2:00 A.M) and died. The bridge is identified as an old trestle bridge and the river was located about 3/4 of a mile south of old downtown Oklahoma City at the time. Probably a few too many spirits...given the timing. It is published in the Daily Oklahoman. His brother John came from Tennessee to make the arrangements and he (Winship) is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

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