Stephen GADDY Ethel GADDY George Roscoe GADDY Elmer GADDY Floyd Edward HUGHES Clarence McKinney PRICE Bessie GADDY Jessie GADDY Stephen GADDY Mollie WALTON Mini tree diagram
Reka Nana GADDY

Reka Nana GADDY2,1,3,5,6,1,4

15th Mar 18981,2,3,1,4 - Jan 19933

Life History

15th Mar 1898

Born in Acorn, Polk, Arkansas.1,2,3,1,4

16th Mar 1935

Death of Clarence McKinney PRICE.5

4th Jun 1944

Married Floyd Edward HUGHES in Sand Springs, Tulsa, Oklahoma.6

21st Jan 1988

Death of Floyd Edward HUGHES in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.7,3

Jan 1993


after 13th Jan 1993

Buried in Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sand Springs, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.5

Other facts


Married Clarence McKinney PRICE


  • The family name is misspelled in the 1900 census, wheen Reka wasreported as Reiker) Gaddis.

    1900 Federal Census, Polk County, Arkansas, 4 June, Eagle GapTownship, District 98, page 2B, Hse/Fam #36
    Gaddis, Stephen Head W M  Mch 1858 42 Married 11 yrs NC NC NC LumberCarrier Rents
    Gaddis, Mollie Wife W F Feb 1873  27 Married 11 yrs 6 children/6living MO MO MO
    Gaddis, Ethel Dau W F June 1892  7 Single Ind Terr NC MO
    Gaddis, Roscoe Son W M Dec 1894  5 Single Ind Terr NC MO
    Gaddis, Elmer Son W M Apr 1896  4 Single Ind Terr NC MO
    Gaddis, Reiker [Reka] Dau W F Feb 1896 [sic] 2/4 (first written as 2,then changed to 4) Single Ind Terr NC MO
    Gaddis, Jessie Dau W F May 1900  0mos Single AR NC MO
    Gaddis, Bessie Dau W F May 1900  0mos Single AR NC MO

    Both Elmer and Reiker (Reka) were reported as born in 1896, but indifferent months!  The entry for Reka first had age 2, then it waschanged to age 4.  Her year was likely 1898.  Years of birth are oftenwrong in the 1900 census.  Reka's Social Security records confirm 1898as the year of birth, and also corrects the month, reporting the birthdate as 15 Mar 1898.

    "My grandmother would have only been 12 years old in 1910 and sheisn't with Mollie and Terry in the 1910 census and isn't mentioned ascoming to the Christmas dinner."
    --  "dferg1200," Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 08September 2016

    Reka married Clarence McKinney Price.  After he died in 1935, shemarried Floyd Hughes.

    Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995
    F E Hughes, Age 44 Birth Year (Estimated) 1900
    Residence Wichita, Sedgewick County, Kansas
    Spouse's Name Reka N Price
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 45, Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1899
    Residence Sand Springs, Oklahoma
    Application made 3 June 1944
    Marriage 04 Jun 1944 Sand Springs, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Tulsa County Marriage Book, page 525
    --  "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995", database with images,

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Reka N Hughes
    Last Residence Tulsa, 74104, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
    Born 15 Mar 1898
    Died Jan 1993
    447-01-6010 SSN issued Oklahoma - Before 1951

    Her Social Security records report her birth place as Acorn (in PolkCounty), Arkansas, but her record in the 1900 census, when she was 2years old, report she was born in Indian Territory before they movedto Polk County, Arkansas.  I would seem to me likely that the earlierrecord would be correct.

    It is sometimes the case that family memory adjusts dates and placesover the years, and later reports do not reference earrlier records.In this case Reka herself must have reported this locatoi as her birthplace, and it was the earliest place she could have remembered.  Andit is is also possible that the enumerator could have gotten confusedabout which child was the first born in Arkansas.

    "I know that Mollie's maiden name was Walton, because I sent for mygrandmother, Reka Nana Gaddy's Social Security application.  It showsher parents as Steve Gaddy and Mollie Walton.  Reka was born in Acorn,Polk Co AR."
    --  "dferg1200," Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 08September 2016

    U S Social Security Application
    Reka Nana (Gaddy) Price
    Residence 410 Lincoln, Sand Springs, Oklahoma
    Employer Commander Mills, Inc, Sand Springs
    Age 39
    Birth 15 Jan 1898 Acorn (Polk County), Arkansas
    Parents Steve Gaddy and Molly Walton
    Signed with her married initials Mrs C M Price, 3 August 1937

    Her grave has a different year, also, from the Social Securityrecords.  It reports she was not born until 1899.

    Reka N Hughes
    Birth Mar 15, 1899
    Death Jan 13, 1993
    Spouse Clarence McKinney Price (1893 - 1935)
    Son Robert Wayne Price (1920 - 1980)
    Burial Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sand Springs, Tulsa County,Oklahoma
    Created by OkieBran Dec 02, 2014
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #139518453,


  • 1. Ancestry Messaging
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Polk County, Arkansas
    • 4 June, Eagle Gap Township, District 98, page 2B, Hse/Fam #36
  • 3. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 4. US Social Security Account Aplication
  • 5. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 6. Oklahoma Marriage License
  • 7. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

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