Mary B. “Mabel” Culbertson
Submitted by: Cecil Hewitt, son.
Mabel was born 02-14-1897 at Kiowa, Indian Territory to Charles E. Culbertson and Sophia A. (Flint) Culbertson. Her parents were married on 2-24-1892 at Atoka, Indian Territory by Reverend J.S. Murrow, Indian Missionary. It is interesting to note that since her father was not Choctaw, hr had to travel by horseback from Kiowa to the Choctaw Nation Capitol Courthouse and paid $100 in order to marry Sophia. There were twelve children born to this union, including Mable.
Her father was the first postmaster at Kiowa and later owned and operated C.E. Culbertson Hardware-Furniture-Implements-Hanes and Lumber Company.
Mable was reared in Kiowa and married James A. Hewitt, Sr., in Kiowa on 09-28-1916. As this story is being written, Mabel is a resident of the Colonial Park Center in McAlester, Oklahoma where she celebrated her 100th birthday on 2-14-1997 with family and friends. Mabel has a sister, Gerea Culbertson Burns, living in McAlester. Mabel is a charter member of Daughters of the Confederacy. She lived in her home until six years ago, then she lived with her sons and their wives for four years, then moved to Colonial Park Center where she has lived for the past two years.
Family names, birth dates:
Father: Charles E. Culbertson born 02-15-1863 at Ft. Worth, TX
Mother: Sophia A. Flint born 11-28-1871 at Canadian, Indian T.
Charles Jr., born 04-19-1893;
Chloe, born 10-06-1894;
Lois, born 01-26-1896;
Mary Belle (Mabel), born 02-14-1897;
Zelma, born 07-28-1898;
Lucille, born 01-07-1901;
William F., born 02-05-1902;
Ida Juanita, born 06-23-1903;
Benjamin F., born 01-17-1905;
Lee Ross, (Rolls closed), born 08-12-1906;
Gerea (Rolls closed), born 04-28-1909;
Jack D., (Rolls closed), born 07-05-1911.
The sons of Mabel are:
James A. Hewitt, Jr., born 06-03-1918; and Cecil Flint Hewitt, born 04-02-1924.
James married Chattie Noah and Cecil married Joan Cates.
Grandchildren of Mabel are:
Hewitt Jordan, born 01-17-1942;
Patricia Hewitt Armstrong, born 10-16-1947;
Stephanie Hewitt Austin Herndon, born 03-14-1951; and
Natalie Hewitt Price, born 03-14-1951.
Stephanie and Natalie are twins. The great-grandchildren are:
Karen Jordan Kuykendall, James Jordan, Amanda Armstrong,
Carrie Armstrong, William Drew Austin, Evan Price and Hilary Hewitt.
Great-great grandchildren are Jonathan Kuykendall and Lauren Kuykendall.
Jonathan and Lauren are twins