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Bethel Eugene Anderson
Submitted by: Kenneth G. Andersonn

Bethel Eugene Anderson was born August 17, 1895 in Talihina Indian Territory and died November 17, 1945. He was the son of Crawford John Anderson (Roll # 5489) and Serena Benton Anderson. He had one full sister, Alice M Anderson (Roll # 5491). She married Lee Elliott and divorced. Later she married Andy Lavender and had one daughter.

Bethel had one half-sister, Myrtle S Anderson (roll# 5493). She married Lee Stafford and they had our sons and two daughters.

Bethel had one half-brother, John Gilbert Anderson (Roll# 44) Minor Choctaw by blood. He married Ruth Rambo and they had one son and one daughter. The Broken Bow Clinic is named after John G. Anderson. He also had one step-brother, Leslie James, who is on the Choctaw Council and lives east of Talihina.

Bethel is the grandson of Capt. John Anderson and Elizabeth Perry Anderson.

Bethel went to school some at Jones Academy and other schools. By trade he was a brick and rock mason worker. He helped build the Indian Hospital at Talihina and was employed there at the time of his death.

Bethel married Gertie Lee Elliott on November 9, 1913 at Prairie Grove. They had ten children, eight which grew to adulthood.

Children of Bethel Eugene Anderson and Gertie Lee Elliott Anderson: Everett born 6-20-1917 in Talihina and died 8-28-1917 in Talihina Ethel Grace born 9-10-1914 in Talihina and died 5-19-1983 in Talihina Lois Maxine born 2-28-1916 in Talihina and died in 1996 in Weatherford, Texas Billy Ray born 5-16-1920 in Talihina and lives in Jefferson, Oklahoma Tommy born 2-19-1922 in Talihina and died 1-9-1930 in Hominy, Oklahoma Evelyn Lee and Edwin Gene (twins) born 10-15-1925 in Talihina. Evelyn lives in Talihina and Edwin lives in Spiro, Oklahoma Kenneth Grant born 11-20-1928 in Hominy, Oklahoma and lives in Daisy, Oklahoma. Bethel Jerry born 4-15-1931 in Hominy, Oklahoma and lives in Mansfield, Texas Delta Lawrence born 9-8-1933 in Hominy and lives in Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Grandchildren: Ethel Grace and Pete Escue (both deceased) 1 son – Tommy Lois Maxine and Bud Glenn (both deceased) 4 sons and 2 daughters Billy Ray; Theresa; Shirley; Stephen; Bryan Evelyn Lee and Jack Toumbs 2 sons and 2 daughters Delta Elaine; Jack Gilbert; Eugene Lee, James Elliott Edwin Gene and Joy Vineyard 2 sons Blake; Joe Kenneth Grant and Ruthie Bacon 2 daughters Kenni Sue; Kathy Marie Bethel Jerry and Vernie Mattoy 2 sons Gary Don; Charles Delta Lawrence and Susan 3 sons Delta (Buddy); Morgan; Roger