Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: SPAKE of Dewey Co OK, and WREN of Woodward Co OK

One of my paternal grandfather's sisters was ARETTA MAY HUBER b July 13, 1873 Montgomery Co IN? Marshall Co IA? who married JEFFERSON M "JEFF" SPAKE b  Jan 27, 1871 Hardin Co Iowa. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Oklahoma and raised a large family there. They are buried at the Riley Cemetery, Lenora, Dewey Co OK. I found this photo on the website Find-a-Grave,  submitted by Roger Pffifner.

JEFF & ARETTA (HUBER) SPAKE had a daughter WILDA SPAKE born Aug 23, 1895 prob Marshall Co IA; she married CLARENCE MARSHALL WREN born Jan 18, 1883 Linn Co MO.  WILDA died at age 32, leaving only one son, LELAND STANFORD WREN born 1919 OK. He married JANE WOOD, and died 1951 in CA.  Oddly enough, LELAND was my second cousin, even though he passed away before I was born. His mother WILDA was my father's first cousin, even though she died when he was just five years old!

CLARENCE MARSHALL & WILDA (SPAKE) WREN are buried in the South Persimmon Cemetery, Sharon, Woodward Co, OK. Several other members of the WREN family are also buried at this cemetery. These photos also came from the website Find-a-Grave website, and were submitted by Mary Lambert.

Have a great day!


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