posted on January 18, 2012 and updated on January 18, 2012
Just tossing this out to see if anyone knows or has any family ties or knows of any connections. My grandma was 100% Choctaw. He maiden name was Ida Mae Calloway (b. 1906); her married name was Stanley. Her husband (Delbert ‘Deb’ Stanley) immigrated from western Europe. They lived in Ringold (OK) before moving west during the “dust bowl” of 1929. They had 16 children (the last 4 born in California); my mom (Betty Jo Stanley) was born Dec ’29 (Flagstaff, AZ) enroute to California. They settled in Arvin (south of Bakersfield).
There are several relatives still living in SE Oklahoma; and many more around Bakersfield and Arvin. The family tree is pretty much thoroughly documented.