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George Washington Buckholts

Submitted by: Don Zellner, grandson

George Washington Buckholts was father to 18 children. He and his first wife had 5 children. Together, they built and ran the first hotel in Ardmore, Indian Territory in 1888. He and his second wife had 13 children but he had no child with his third or fourth wives. My Choctaw line come from Buckholts, Brashears, Vaughn and Turnbull families. Buckholts is a well-known name around Ardmore, Oklahoma. Bessie Lee Buckholts, fifth child of George Washington and Elizabeth Buckholts, married Bert Zellner in Ardmore, Oklahoma on 06-05-1921. They had 12 children: Eula May, Herman D., Joyce Lee, William Arnold, Margie Lou, Billie Don, Donald Wayne, Raymond Earl, Bobby Leon, Gerald D., Shirley Ann and Ruth.

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