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Paul Stone Paul Stone

posted on July 6, 2010

I am searching for information on my grandmother side of the family. Her name was Pearl Kite. She had a brother George. Pearl married Paul Goodnight. Any information would greatly appreciated.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 8, 2010

unfortunately, you have not named a location, given any years they were alive, named no spouses or children. you have given no dates of death. if you post about women, it is helpful to include their maiden name, as you did in your post.

first of all, heritage and tribal enrollment are two different things. many times natives didn’t apply for enrollment because 1) they didn’t qualify, 2) they were philosophically opposed to enrollment, 3) they didn’t have documentation, or 4) they
were mississippi choctaw and their ancestor had accepted land or benefits in lieu of tribal enrollment.

the dawes roll was taken 1896-1906, so you should trace your ancestors down to that time period. mostly, they had to be living in oklahoma by that time and agree to live there permanently.

there are a few family trees with these names on rootsweb worldconnect.
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  1. ID: I0735
  2. Name: Pearl Esta KITE 1
  3. Sex: F
  4. Reference Number: 735

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1 possible matches found on

Marriage 1 Allen Paul GOODNIGHT b: 14 SEP 1896 in Butler County, Kansas

  • Married: 1922 1


1. Alene GOODNIGHT 2. Arlene GOODNIGHT 3. Benjamin Robert GOODNIGHT 4. Wanda Lee GOODNIGHT b: 28 FEB 1929

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Englewood, Clark, Kansas; Roll 694; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 558.0.
this census, pearl said she was b. OK, parents b. TN. paul was b. KS. they have been married 6 years.

paul in OK, 1920
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Knowles, Beaver, Oklahoma; Roll T625_1452; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 936.
he manages several " maybe you can read it.

i cannot find her easily in 1920. you might have to get a copy of her social security application, if she was alive past 1/1/1937, so that you can see where to write for records. many filed delayed birth certificates to show proof of age and her parents’ names would be on that.

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.

i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.

suzanne hamlet shatto