Arthur Washam~~~1881-1962 © The Ponca City News Sunday, October 7, 1962 Submitted by: Shirley Harlan
Arthur Washam Taken by Death
Arthur W. Washam, 80, a resident of Oklahoma since before statehood, died Friday evening in the Ponca City Hospital after an illness of a year.
He was born Nov. 5, 1881 in Mound City, Mo., and at an early age came to the territory which is now Oklahoma. The family settled around Chickasha, where Washam engaaged in farming until he moved to Ponca City in 1917. He was employed by the old Empire Refining Co., and later by the city until his retirement in 1949. He was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving Washam are his wife of the home, 315 North Elm; two sons, John, Los Angeles, and Abe, 90 Elwood; two half-sisters, Mrs. Gladys Lockhart, Tulsa, and Mrs. Hazel Long, 722 East Chestnut, and two brothers, Roy E., Los Angeles, and Frank J., Marysville, Calif.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the First Church of God with the Rev. Forrest Richey, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery under direction of the E. M. Trout and Sons Funeral Home.
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