submitted to the Kingfisher County OKGenWeb page
by its most valued contributor, Barbara Clayton.
I am extremely grateful to Barbara for all she does for
and especially for her transcription of my
great-grandfather's obituary notice.
Source: KINGFISHER WEEKLY FREE PRESS, Thursday, June 22,
1916 - OBITUARY
Andrew McMillin [McMillan] HALSEY was born in Wheeling,
West Virginia [Piney Creek, Allegheny County, North
Carolina], July 26, 1843, and died at the home of his
son, John HALSEY at Linton [Sinton], Texas, Monday, June
13, 1916, at 12:03 a.m.; aged seventy-two years and
eleven months. He was sick only a few days prior to his
At the age of eighteen years Mr. HALSEY enlisted in the
Confederate Army where he served nearly five years,
during which time he saw much hard service and engaged in
many bloody battles. Shortly after the close of the war
he drove in a wagon from North Carolina to Kansas,
settling in Kansas City.
He was married to Miss Francis SUSAN [Susan Frances
WYATT] of Wyatt, North Carolina [born Jackson County,
Missouri], March 4, 1864. To this union was born nine
children, four boys and five girls, all of whom survive
him: Mrs. Fannie BELL of Eagle City, Okla.; J. B.
[Burgess Josiah] HALSEY of Kansas City; Mrs. Addie SMITH
of La Kemp, Okla.; John HALSEY of Linton [Sinton], Texas;
Mrs. Anna JONES of Lahoma, Okla.; Mrs. Nina YOUNT of
Bridgeport, Okla.; Joseph H. HALSEY of Moorewood, Okla.;
Mrs. Rose PEDIGO of Bridgeport, Okla.; and Andrew F.
HALSEY of Ashland, Kans.
Mr. HALSEY was married the second time to Miss Laura J.
WEAVER, fifteen years ago. This wife died in Kingfisher
seven years ago last Decoration day, May 30, 1909. Since
that time Mr. HALSEY has made his home with his children.
In March, 1879 Mr. HALSEY moved with his family from
Kansas City to Clearwater, Kans. where they resided until
their removal to Oklahoma in the spring of 1891 at the
opening of the C. and A. country. He filed on and
homesteaded a claim thirteen miles northwest of this city
on Cooper creek on which place he made his home until he
retired some seven years ago.
Mr. HALSEY had been a faithful consistant member of the
Baptist church for over thirty-five years. He was a
member of the Cooper Creek Baptist church, transfering
his membership to the First Baptist Church of this city
on his removal here and was still a member here at the
time of his death. Mr. HALSEY was indeed a splendid
citizen and zealous christian worker.
Funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church
this afternoon at 2 o'clock by Revs. HUFF and INGRAM. The
remains were laid to rest in Kingfisher cemetery by the
side of his second wife. The remains of his first wife
will be removed from their former resting place in Cooper
Creek cemetery and be buried by his side.
The nine children were all present at the funeral which
is the first time they have been together since the death
of their mother seventeen years ago last December.
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