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Emmitt Albert Tobler

        Emmitt Albert (Bill) Tobler, son of Annie Eliza McClain and

Albert Tobler, was born at Oak Lodge on February 9, 1905. He received his education at Oak Lodge and Spiro, he was a farmer and later employed by the LeFlore County Highway Department. He and his wife, Alice Swafford, have two children, Billie Jean and Tom.

        Billie Jean Tobler, daughter of Emmitt Albert (Bill) and Alice

Swafford, was born at Spiro, Oklahoma, on September 12, 1930. She received her education in the Spiro City Schools and married James Wreen, an Armed Forces career man. They have two children, Aleta Jean, born November 22, 1953 and Jacqueline, born January 29, 1959.

        Tom Tobler, son of Emmitt Albert (Bill) Tobler and Alice

Swafford, was born in Spiro, Oklahoma on August 27, 1938. He received his education in the city schools of Spiro and is now employed by the Rath Packing Company at Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He married Anita Means and they have one son, Ernest Alan, born November 23, 1962.

        Annie Lila Tobler, daughter of Annie Eliza McClain and Albert

Tobler, was born October 15, 1907, at Spiro, Oklahoma, died July 2, 1958, and is buried at Wilburton, Oklahoma. She attended school at Oak Lodge, Spiro city schools, and St. Ann’s Academy at Ft. Smith, Arkansas and in later life was a piano teacher. She married Claude Burl Blackmon, a car salesman. They had one daughter, Anna Carolyn.

        Anna Carolyn Blackmon, daughter of Annie Lila Tobler and

Claude Burl Blackmon, was born February 11, 1934 at Spiro, Oklahoma. She received her education in the Spiro City Schools, Wilburton High School (Wilburton, Oklahoma), and Eastern Oklahoma A&M College at Wilburton. She now lives in Wilburton and works as a secretary. She married Vernon Underwood, New Business Representative for Public service Company of Oklahoma. They have two children, Marie Ann, born July 5, 1957 and Mark Vernon, born November 9, 1959.

        Vivian Catherine Tobler, daughter of Annie Eliza McClain and

Albert McClain and Albert Tolber, was born January 23, 1910 at Spiro, Oklahoma. She received her education at Oak Lodge and Valliant, Oklahoma. She married Edward C. Robinson, a businessman in Lebanon, Tennessee. They had three children: Edward Leon, Elizabeth Jane, and James Porter.

        Edward Leon Robinson, son of Vivian Catherine Tobler and

Edward C. Robinson, was born April 7, 1931 and died February 9, 1940.

        Elizabeth Jane Robinson, daughter of Vivian Catherine Tobler

and Edward C. Robinson, was born July 18, 1933 in Lebanon, Tennessee. She attended the Lebanon city schools and received her B. S. and M. A. degrees from Middle Tennessee State University. She now lives in Lebanon, Tennessee where she is a schoolteacher. She married Gene E. Hale, teacher and Assistant Headmaster at Castle Heights Military Academy. They have two sons, David Alan, born July 23, 1956 and James Michael, born December 28, 1959.

        James Porter Robinson, son of Vivian Catherine Tobler and

Edward C. Robinson, was born May 12, 1940 in Lebanon, Tennessee. He received his education in the Lebanon city schools, Castle Heights Military Academy and the University of Tennessee. He is in the Refrigeration Sales and Service business with his father in Lebanon, Tennessee. He married Elaine Bastion.

        Leon Nolen Tobler, son of Annie Eliza McClain and Albert

Tobler, was born January 23, 1913 at Spiro, Oklahoma and died September 23, 1965. He received his education at Oak Lodge and Valliant, Oklahoma. He was a businessman in Spiro, Oklahoma where his wife, Theresa Ainsworth Tobler, now lives.

        Roy Joe Tobler, son of Annie Eliza McClain and Albert Tobler,

was born December 10, 1916 in Spiro, Oklahoma. He received his education at Oak Lodge and the Spiro city schools. During World War II he served in the Coast Guard. He is in the Automatic Coin Machine business in Lebanon, Tennessee where he lives with his wife, Lyna Mae Blackwell. They have one son, Roy Gene.

        Roy Gene Tobler, son of Roy Joe Tobler and Lyna Mae Blackwell,

was born December 28, 1942 at Ft. Smith Arkansas. He received his education in the Spiro city schools, Lebanon city schools, and Middle Tennessee State University. He is employed by Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation Lebanon, Tennessee where he lives with his wife, Beverly Bryd. They have two sons, Wesley Gene, born December 5, 1962 and Christopher Martin, born October 2, 1964.

        Mattie Belle Tobler, daughter of Annie Eliza McClain and

Albert Tobler, was born September 4, 1919 at Oak Lodge. She received her education at Spiro, Oklahoma. She and her husband, James E. Richardson, own and operate Ike’s Garage in White Deer, Texas.

Charlie Gilliam Tobler, son of Annie Eliza McClain and Albert Tobler, was born August 14, 1922 at Oak Lodge. He received his education in the Spiro city schools and is a graduate of Poteau Junior College. During World War II he served in the Coast Guard. He is employed by the Spiro School System and was Mayor of Spiro from 1962 – 1964. He and his wife, Gladys Couch, have two sons, Charles Leon, born April 7, 1953 and James Randal, born March 13, 1954.

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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