Shirley, I found Ralph's obit in Hydro. I didn't find Clyde's in the Jan. 1963 Hydro paper, nor Nadine's in July into Aug. 1951 in either the Hydro or Hinton papers. Were there any others or other possibilities in searching for these? Let me know if I can check further for you. Bonnie
(P.S.-I do have a number of Virginia names, mainly in the Loudoun, Prince William areas, but I unfortunately don't have any of them back to colonial times)
The Hydro Review, Thursday, July 16, 1970, page 1
Ralph Ottinger Funeral Rites Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Ralph Thomas Ottinger, 66-year-old farmer and stockman in the Hydro area, who passed away quite suddenly Saturday afternoon of a heart attack, were held Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., in the First Methodist church of Hydro, with Rev. O.A. McDonald, pastor, officiating. Services were concluded in the Hinton cemetery in Hinton.
For the funeral services, Mrs. P.K. Pease played an organ prelude and postlude of sacred selections and accompanied Mrs. Terrel Nowka and Miss Karen Clark, who sang ...
Casket bearers were Lowell Ethel, Wayne Dunn, Leland Dunn, Calvin Mauldin, Milton Chisum, and Emil Heidebrecht.
Honorary bearers were Earl Cox, Ralph Bassler, Johnny Harris, W.O. Frost and W.D. Epperly.
Mr. Ottinger was born south of Hydro on January 4, 1904, grew to manhood in that area, later moved to Hinton, and was a partner with his father in the Ottinger Brothers Construction company, in road construction.
He was married to Miss Zulema Young in Poteau, on Sept. 8, 1928. After their marriage they made their home in Hinton until 1940, when they moved to a farm south of Hydro.
Mr. Ottinger was a well known farmer and stockman in Oklahoma, a member of the Hydro Masonic Lodge and First United Methodist church, served on many boards in many capacities throughout his life.
He is survived by his wife Zulema of the home; three daughters, Mrs. W.L. (Helen Margaret) Brown of Clovis, New Mexico; Mrs. Bill (Minnie Lou) Bradley of Memphis, Texas; Mrs. Bob (Linda Sue) Pike of Ellensburg, Washington; one son, Ted Calvin Ottinger of Simi, California; eight grandchildren; two brothers, E.C. Ottinger of Fort Worth, Texas; and Ted Ottinger of Fletcher; four sisters, Mrs. A.W. Monson and Mrs. Howard Babb, both of Fort Worth, Texas; Mrs. J.P. Dilley of Yale and Mrs. Alex Seigle of Dallas, Texas, and was preceeded in death by two brothers, Claude in 1936 and Clyde in 1963.
He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Lloyd Ottinger.
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