Danenhour, Hettie

Hettie Danenhour was born March 27, 1892 in Lehigh, Indian Territory and entered on the Dawes Commission Rolls August 30, 1899. Her degree of Indian blood was listed at 3/8.

Her parents were Thomas Danemhour, Choctaw and Mary Impson Danenhour, Atoka County Choctaw Nation, dead before enrollment. She had two brothers, Frank and George, and two sisters, Fannie and Anna Mary who were also original enrollees.

In 1910 she married A.R. Ellis of Atoka, Oklahoma and had one child, Ferne Ancel Ellis. She divorced in 1913 and in 1926 she moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas to help care for her ailing father. When her father died she remained in Fayetteville and this was to be her home for the rest of her life.

She worked at many jobs but her 25 years in the Agricultural Department at the University of Arkansas gave her the most happiness and satisfaction.

She had two grandchildren, Maxine Wallick Hanna and Gene Howard Wallick. Who got to know her very well as we lived with her all during our growing up years. She preferred the name Hattie, was very proud of her Indian heritage, and worked hard all her life to keep the family together.

Hettie died in 1983 at the age of 90 and I still miss her.