Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Bessie Lee Buckholts

Submitted By: Don Zellner

Bessie Lee Buckholts was born at Ardmore, Indian Territory on May 4, 1904 to George Washington Buckholts and Martha Elizabeth Buckholts. Bessie’s father built the first hotel in Ardmore, Indian Territory in 187. The Town of Buckholts, Texas was named after Bessie’s great-great-grandfather. Bessie married Bert Zellner in Ardmore, Oklahoma on June 5, 1921. They had 12 children. Bessie lover her family and lover to cook and sew. Bessie passed away March 22, 1992 and is buried at Gage, Oklahoma.

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