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Sallie Frances McClain

Sallie Frances McClain, daughter of George W. McClain and Laura Belle Boyd, was born March 26, 1886 at Skullyville and died June 25,

  1. She attended the local school and St. Ann’s Academy in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She married James Hamilton Tibbitts, a Spiro businessman and they had four children: James Yeager, George McClain, Nellie Louis, and Mary Lucille.

James Yeager Tibbitts, son of Sallie Frances McClain and James Hamilton Tibbitts, was born May 31, 1910 in Spiro, Oklahoma where he now lives and is an Assembly of God Minister. He married Irene Greenwood and they have two children, Frances Irene and James Harden.

Frances Irene Tibbitts, daughter of James Yeager Tibbitts and Irene Greenwood, was born March 7, 1933 in Spiro, Oklahoma. She is married to Sid Henry, Jr., and they live in Texas.

James Harden Tibbitts, son of James Yeager Tibbitts and Irene Greenwood, was born June 11, 1934 in Spiro, Oklahoma. He received his education in Spiro where he and his wife, Kathryn Kuykendall, now live. They have three children: Debra Kay, born in 1953; Karen Sue, born, in 1955; and Jimmy Don, born in 1957.

George McClain Tibbitts, son of Sallie Frances McClain and James Hamilton Tibbitts, was born April 30, 1914 in Spiro, Oklahoma. He graduated from Spiro High School and served in the United States Navy R. M. 2c from January 1944 to October 1945. He and his wife Lucille Vivian Frye, now live in California where he is employed as a maintenance mechanic. They have three children: Barbara Jean, George Hamilton, and Jerry Wayne. Deceased.

Barbara Jean Tibbitts, daughter of George McClain Tibbitts and Lucille Vivian Frye, was born November 21, 1934. She married Louie G. Conte and they had one child, Denise Marie Conte, born February 21, 1954. She later married Carl David Borgdon.

George Hamilton Tibbitts, son of George McClain Tibbitts and Lucille Vivian Frye, was born March 3, 1938 at Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He graduated from Santa Clara, California High School and is now employed by the Kaiser Aluminum Company. He married Carol Jean Parker and they have one son, George Craig Tibbitts born March 11, 1965 at Modesto, California. Deceased.

Jerry Wayne Tibbitts, son of George McClain Tibbitts and Lucille Vivian Frye, was born September 12, 1939 at Spiro, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Santa Clara High School and is now employed as a production worker. Deceased.

Nellie Louise Tibbitts, daughter of Sallie Frances McClain and Hamilton Tibbitts, was born November 27, 1917 in Spiro, Oklahoma. She married Harold Cottingim and they had one son, Harold Lynn, born December 27, 1939. She later married J. D. Fleming of White Deer, Texas.

Mary Lucille Tibbitts, daughter of Sallie Frances McClain and James Hamilton Tibbitts, was born January 25, 1921 in Spiro, Oklahoma. She and her husband, Cecil Jack Adams, live in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have one son, Ronald Cecil, born May 16, 1949.

Sources Carter, The Territorial Paper of the United States Foreman, Removal of Indians to the West Toulmins, Digest of 1823 Wright, The Chronicles of Oklahoma Gideon, History of Indian Territory Alabama Department of Archives and History Georgia Department of Archives and History Tennessee Department of Archives and History

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