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Opal Paris Cheesman



Ancestors of Opal Paris Cheesman


Generation No. 1

1. Opal Paris Cheesman, born February 14, 1912 in Kellyville Oklahoma; died March 20, 2001 in Cushing, Ok. She was the daughter of 2. Delbert Ray Cheesman and 3. Rachel Elvara Glenn. She married (1) Charles Lee Burke May 13, 1932 in Cushing Oklahoma, Payne County. He was born April 09, 1911 in Perry, Oklahoma, and died December 01, 1996 in Cushing, Oklahoma. He was the son of Stephen A. (Doug Burke) Burk and Alwilda (Allie) Webb.

More About Opal Paris Cheesman:
Burial: Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, Oklahoma

Notes for Charles Lee Burke:
Charles worked for the Cushing news paper for many year. He started as a small boy.

More About Charles Lee Burke:
Burial: Fairlawn Cenetery, Cushing Oklahoma


Generation No. 2

2. Delbert Ray Cheesman, born November 20, 1888 in Henry County, Mo.; died December 10, 1973 in Cushing, Oklahoma. He was the son of 4. John Andrew Cheesman and 5. Mary Elizabeth Frazell. He married 3. Rachel Elvara Glenn February 11, 1909 in Creek County, Oklahoma.
3. Rachel Elvara Glenn, born October 22, 1887 in Owsley, Clay County, Ky; died April 15, 1959 in Cushing, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of 6. John Glenn and 7. Mellisa Jane Edwards.

Notes for Delbert Ray Cheesman:
Note- Was called upon from doctors to stop bleeding. A story told by family members that if a person was bleeding Delbert would says words over them and the bleeding would stop.

Moved from Kelleyville 1927 to Cushing, Ok.

More About Delbert Ray Cheesman:
Burial: Fairlawn Cenetery, Cushing, Oklahoma
Occupation: Carpenter

More About Rachel Elvara Glenn:
Burial: April 17, 1959, Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, Oklahoma

Children of Delbert Cheesman and Rachel Glenn are:
1 i. Opal Paris Cheesman, born February 14, 1912 in Kellyville Oklahoma; died March 20, 2001 in Cushing, Ok; married Charles Lee Burke May 13, 1932 in Cushing Oklahoma, Payne County.
ii. Ines Marie Cheesman, born January 28, 1914 in Kelleyville Oklahoma; died August 21, 1983 in Paradise; married Seth Sandin June 18, 1924.
iii. Clarance Woodrow Cheesman, born November 26, 1917 in Kellyville Oklahoma; died March 15, 1980 in Oklahoma; married Eva May Day October 30, 1937 in Oklahoma.
iv. Jere D. Cheesman, born 1918 in Kelleyvillle Oklahoma; died 1918 in Kelleyvillle Oklahoma.
v. Cynthia D. Cheesman, born 1923; died Unknown.


Generation No. 3

4. John Andrew Cheesman, born January 29, 1852 in Mulberry Grove, Bond County, ILL.; died June 24, 1942 in Creek County, Kelleyville, Oklahoma. He was the son of 8. William Cheeseman and 9. Susan Elam. He married 5. Mary Elizabeth Frazell April 10, 1873 in Franklin County, OH.
5. Mary Elizabeth Frazell, born June 28, 1853 in Franklin County, Ohio; died March 06, 1943 in Creek County, Kelleyville, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of 10. Joe Frazell.

Notes for John Andrew Cheesman:
Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
Date: April 7, 1937
Name: John Andrew Cheesman
Residence Address: Kelleyville
Date of Birth: Jan. 29, 1852
Place of Birth: Bond County ILL.
Wife: Mary Elizabeth Frazell
Place of birth: Franklin Co. OH.
Information on wife: Born 1854
Father: William Cheesman
Place of Birth: Ohio
Information on father: Born abt 1817
Mother: Susan Elam
Place of birth: ILL
Information on mother: Born 1831 in Bond or Fayette County ILL.
Field Worker: Davis M. Kife

J. A. Cheesman, pioneer farmer, lives 1/2 mile northeast of Kelleyville. Mr. Cheesman is 85 years of age. He was born in Illinois. He came from Missouri to Oklahoma, in 1892 and settled 6 miles east of Supulpa. A year later he moved 1 mile southwest of Kelleyville on Alfred McKellop's place.

In 1895 Mr. Cheesman moved to where Kelleyville is now located, there was only one store, and it was located 1 mile south of Kelleyville and was owned by James Kelley.

When the Frisco R. R. line was extended from Sapulpa to Oklahoma City, Mr. Kelley moved his store to the present location of kelleyville. Mr. Cheesman and his son helped make the ties for the railroad.

He knew Jack Tiger, who was born as Tiger Jack, who kept a livery stable for the mail carriers horses.

The only two ranches at Kelleyville then were the Alfred McKellop Ranch south of Kelleyville and the J. Purcell Ranch located in the Deep Fork bottoms.

He knew the old times around Sapulpa and vicinity. Mr. Cheesman will be married 64 years the 10th of April. His wife is 84 years of age.

They have two interesting pieces of furniture they brought with them from Missouri in a covered wagon. One is a drop leaf table that is 64 years old and another is an old stove 46 years old. They are still using these two articles of furniture.

Mr. Cheesman has three boys, one being 68 years of age and still living with his parents.

Turkey and deer were plentiful when he came to Oklahoma.

Marriage record Source: Mike Hirrlinger


More About John Andrew Cheesman:
Burial: Sunrise Cemetery

More About Mary Elizabeth Frazell:
Burial: Sunrise Cemetery

Children of John Cheesman and Mary Frazell are:
i. Thomas J. Cheesman, born January 27, 1874 in Mo.; died September 1941 in Kellyville Ok., Creek County.

More About Thomas J. Cheesman:
Burial: Sunrise Cemetery

ii. Ettie Cheesman, born 1875 in Mo; married Wilkenson.
iii. Ida Bell Cheesman, born December 19, 1879 in Hunting Dale, Henry County Mo.; died December 08, 1965 in Kelleyville, Ok; married Aba Thomas December 19, 1900; born February 06, 1876 in Maddison Mo.; died December 10, 1963.
iv. Charlie R. Cheesman, born August 12, 1883 in Clinton, Boone Mo.; died 1961 in Kelleyville, Oklahoma; married (1) Sissy Farley; born Unknown; died Unknown; married (2) Onea P. Townsend February 12, 1912 in Kelleyville Oklahoma; born December 07, 1895 in Gadsden Etowah, Alabama; died June 27, 1949 in Kelleyville, Oklahoma.
2 v. Delbert Ray Cheesman, born November 20, 1888 in Henry County, Mo.; died December 10, 1973 in Cushing, Oklahoma; married Rachel Elvara Glenn February 11, 1909 in Creek County, Oklahoma.
vi. Delcie Myrtle Cheesman, born 1897 in Mo.; died September 12, 1943 in Kelleyville, Ok; married Kiefer; born Unknown; died Unknown.

More About Delcie Myrtle Cheesman:
Burial: Sunrise Cemetery

6. John Glenn, born February 10, 1860 in Clay County, KY.; died March 08, 1938 in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. He was the son of 12. John James Martin Van Buren Glenn and 13. Millie Radford. He married 7. Mellisa Jane Edwards 1882 in Ky.
7. Mellisa Jane Edwards, born November 30, 1862 in Owsley Co., Island City Ky.; died January 05, 1910 in Kelleyville Oklahoma, Creek County. She was the daughter of 14. James A. Edwards and 15. Paulie Foster Austin.

More About John Glenn:
Burial: Rose Park Cem.

More About Mellisa Jane Edwards:
Burial: Kelleyville Cem.

Children of John Glenn and Mellisa Edwards are:
i. Mary Margarite Glenn, born September 29, 1883 in KY; died Unknown; married Monroe Chadwell.
ii. Lattie Susan Glenn, born February 16, 1885 in Ashley County Ky; died December 10, 1961; married John Fredrick Ralston; born November 27, 1877 in Oklahoma; died November 17, 1954.
3 iii. Rachel Elvara Glenn, born October 22, 1887 in Owsley, Clay County, Ky; died April 15, 1959 in Cushing, Oklahoma; married Delbert Ray Cheesman February 11, 1909 in Creek County, Oklahoma.
iv. Martha Elizabeth Glenn, born June 02, 1889 in Booneville, Owsley Ky.; died September 04, 1970 in Cushing, Ok; married (1) Donald Kurtz; born Unknown; died Unknown; married (2) Thomas J. Blair February 07, 1909 in Creek Co., Oklahoma.
v. Nettie Jeannet Cecelia Glenn, born October 29, 1891; died October 21, 1970; married John Hardren Ross; born November 03, 1887; died April 19, 1956.
vi. Erby David Glenn, born July 06, 1893 in Boonsville KY.; died October 26, 1969; married Ida Townsend December 28, 1917 in Creek County, Ok; born September 19, 1897; died February 29, 1960 in Sapulpa Ok.

More About Erby David Glenn:
Burial: Supulpa Oklahoma

vii. James Edward Glenn, born March 02, 1895 in Madison Ky; died November 11, 1918; married Amanda Potts; died Unknown.

More About James Edward Glenn:
Burial: Kelleyville Oklahoma

viii. Richard William Glenn, born May 06, 1897 in Ky; died Unknown.


Generation No. 4

8. William Cheeseman, born February 05, 1820 in Ohio; died January 13, 1904 in Huntingdale, Henry County, Mo.. He married 9. Susan Elam August 05, 1849 in Fayette County, IL..
9. Susan Elam, born August 15, 1832 in IL.; died January 21, 1911 in Henry County, Mo.. She was the daughter of 18. Daniel Branch Elam and 19. Mary Nancy Ann Graves.

Notes for William Cheeseman:
The following was in "Annals of Henry County", vol. II, compiled by Kathleen White Miles, pub. Fall, 1974 by The Printery, p. 116, from an article in a paper dated 16 Jan 1904.

"Good Man Passes Away -- From Laban Walker, who is on the jury, we learn of the death of Wm. Cheeseman, at his home in Huntingdale, after a short illness, Wednesday night, aged 84. Leaves a wife and five children -- Dan, who lives in Kansas City; John, in the Territory, near Sapulpa; William, in Oklahoma; Mrs. Anna Tarter of the Territory and Mrs Fannie E. Daniels, near Hartwell. Rev. Harris, of the M. E. Church conducted the funeral Friday morning, the 15th and his remains were laid to rest in the Swindle Cemetery, near Huntingdale."

More About William Cheeseman:
Burial: Swindle Cemetery, Shawnee Township Henry County Mo.
Occupation: Wagon maker

More About Susan Elam:
Burial: Swindle Cemetery, Shawnee Township Henry County Mo.

Children of William Cheeseman and Susan Elam are:
i. William J. Cheesman, born 1870 in Mo; married Mary.

More About William J. Cheesman:
Census: 1920, Nowata Co., Hickory Twp. Oklahoma

ii. Nancilla Cheesman, born 1850; died Unknown.
4 iii. John Andrew Cheesman, born January 29, 1852 in Mulberry Grove, Bond County, ILL.; died June 24, 1942 in Creek County, Kelleyville, Oklahoma; married Mary Elizabeth Frazell April 10, 1873 in Franklin County, OH.
iv. Daniel O. Cheesman, born 1855 in Bond County ILL.; died Unknown; married Eliza Ella Morgan; born 1861; died Unknown.

More About Daniel O. Cheesman:
Occupation: Farmer E.C Royston Huntingdale Shawnee Twp.

v. Mary Ann Cheesman, born 1858; died Unknown; married ukn Tarter.
vi. Susan Frances Cheesman, born February 03, 1867 in Mulberry Grove, Bond County, ILL.; died November 01, 1939 in Urich, Mo; married Frank C. Daniel October 15, 1889 in Huntingdale, Mo.

Notes for Susan Frances Cheesman:
"Henry County Scrapbook", vol. 2, by Kay Miles, pub. 1976 by The Democrat, p. 1905, from a paper dated November 1939.

"MRS. FRANK DANIEL DIED

November 1, 1939, following an extended illness at her home, south of Urich, and about 1 1/2 miles north of White Oak Church. She and her son, Arlyn, made their home together on what is known as the old Swackhammer place, the past several years. She was endeared to all who knew her - a calm, gracious gentlewoman, with an ever ready smile for all who knew her and a word of cheer for everyone.
Susan Frances Cheesman was born February 3, 1867, at Mulberry Grove, in Bond County, Illinois, and came to Missouri when three years old, living at Huntingdale. Here she was united in marriage October 15, 1889, to Frank C. Daniel, also of Huntingdale who died almost six years ago. To them were given six children, who survive and who are, two sons, Arlyn A., of the home; Idus L. of Holden; four daughters, Miss Lella Daniel, Buckner, Mo.; Mrs. Ira Wall, Denton; Mrs. P. A. McMillan, Sibley; Mrs. B. W. Hendrex, Adrian. There are 12 grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, John A., Cheesman, Kellyville, Okla., and W. J. Cheesman of Coffeyville, Kans.
Mrs. Daniel gave her heart to God and joined the M. E. South, Church at an early age and since, faithfully followed the Master. She was a devoted wife, a dear, sweet mother and grandmother, unexcelled in neighborly deeds and a true friend. She gave cheer to neighborhood gatherings, and was generous to go and help when needed.
Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Lucas Methodist Church by the paster, Rev. Wilson Branstetter. Burial in the Urich cemetery beside her husband.
Pallbearers were Carl Dennis, Chas. Hunt, Ross Perry, Edgar Hart, near the home, Newt Shipman and Alpha Zellers of Hartwell."

More About Susan Frances Cheesman:
Burial: Urich cemetery

10. Joe Frazell

Child of Joe Frazell is:
5 i. Mary Elizabeth Frazell, born June 28, 1853 in Franklin County, Ohio; died March 06, 1943 in Creek County, Kelleyville, Oklahoma; married John Andrew Cheesman April 10, 1873 in Franklin County, OH.

18. Daniel Branch Elam, born April 14, 1802 in VA.; died February 12, 1863 in Fayette County IL.. He was the son of 36. Edward Elam Jr. and 37. Martha Smith. He married 19. Mary Nancy Ann Graves April 13, 1826 in Mecklinburb County VA..
19. Mary Nancy Ann Graves, born 1809 in VA.; died 1854 in Fayette County IL..

Children of Daniel Elam and Mary Graves are:
9 i. Susan Elam, born August 15, 1832 in IL.; died January 21, 1911 in Henry County, Mo; married William Cheeseman August 05, 1849 in Fayette County, IL..
ii. Martha Frances Elam, born January 1827 in Virginia; died 1854 in Fayette County ILL; married Moses Elam December 23, 1841; born October 25, 1821 in Rutherford County N.C.; died 1862 in Fayette County ILL..
iii. William Thomas Elam, born Unknown; died Unknown.
iv. Mary J. Elam, born Unknown; died Unknown.
v. Lucinda Elam, born Unknown; died Unknown.
vi. Nancy Elam, born Unknown; died Unknown.

36. Edward Elam Jr., born January 29, 1765 in Mecklenburg, VA.; died 1811 in Mecklenburg, VA.. He was the son of 72. Edward Elam I and 73. Jane unknown. He married 37. Martha Smith December 07, 1786 in VA.
37. Martha Smith, born 1771 in Lunenberg, VA; died February 13, 1810 in Charlotte, VA. She was the daughter of 74. John Smith and 75. Susannah.

Children of Edward Jr. and Martha Smith are:
18 i. Daniel Branch Elam, born April 14, 1802 in VA.; died February 12, 1863 in Fayette County IL; married Mary Nancy Ann Graves April 13, 1826 in Mecklinburb County VA..