Headrick Walter GAY Arley B GAY Sylvia Catherine GAY Carrol H GAY Bobby Ray GAY John Douglas GAY Living GAY Living GAY Mary Myrtle HAYES Bertha Lee GAY Kelly Caroline PALMER Mini tree diagram
Preston Clifton GAY

Preston Clifton GAY5,1,2,3,4

24th Aug 19011,2,3,4 - 22nd Aug 19615,2

Life History

24th Aug 1901

Born in Pauls Valley, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4

7th Dec 1923

Married Mary Myrtle HAYES in Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma.5

24th Dec 1925

Birth of son Carrol H GAY in Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma.5,6

29th Aug 1927

Birth of son Bobby Ray GAY in Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma.6,5,6

5th Feb 1933

Birth of son John Douglas GAY in Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma.5,6

22nd Aug 1961

Died in Garvin County, Oklahoma.5,2

after 22nd Aug 1961

Buried in Civit Cemetery, Garvin County, Oklahoma.2

Other facts

 

Birth of son Living GAY

 

Birth of son Living GAY

Notes

  • His nickname was Press.  Even as a 1-year-old he was registeredofficially as Press Clifton Gay.

    U.S., Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914, 25 Sep 1902, Choctaw By Blood
    Dawes #14475 Gay, Press Clifton  Age 1 Male 1/32 blood Census Card #86[b abt 1901]

    Note that the date of birth on his gravestone is wrong, since we knowhe was already one year old when he was registered as a citizen of theChoctaw Nation in September 1902.  His birth year would have been1901, not 1903.  The day of birth is probably correct.  At some point,the date got shifted by two years in family memory and that wasreported for his death record information.

    Preston C Gay
    Birth Aug. 24, 1903 [1901]
    Death Aug. 22, 1961
    Parents:
    Headrick Walter Gay (1875 - 1950)
    Caroline Palmer Gay (1879 - 1908)
    Sibling Sylvia Katy Gay Richardson (1900 - 1960)
    Burial Civit Cemetery, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    Created by Paul Belvin Jan 29, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #64868821,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64868821&ref=acom&ftm=1

    The 1910 and 1920 censuses report ages that are consistent with Pressbeing born in 1903.  Since we know he was registered in the 1902Choctaw roll, his parents must have reported his age wrong.

    1910 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 21 May, Stratford,District 82, Page 17B, Hse/Fam #231
    Gay, Headrick Head M W 33 Widowed Married 10 years MN IL KY RetiredFarmer Owns [b abt 1877]
    Gay, Katy S Dau F W 9 yrs 7 children/7 living OK MN OK [b abt 1901]
    Gay, Presley Son M W 6 Single OK MN OK [b abt 1903]
    Gay, Bertha L Dau F W 2 Single OK MN OK [b abt 1908]
    Brown, Susan S Mother-in-law F W 69 Single KY VA IL [b abt 1841]

    Press' grandmother Susan Brown is in their household.  Her name isBrown because Susan was married and widowed again since the 1900census.

    1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, -- February, Whitebead,District 33, page 2B, 111 S Pearl St, Hse #37, Fam #39
    Gay, Headrick Head Owns M W 42 Married MN MN MN Garage Mechanic [b abt1877]
    Gay, Lucy Wife F Ind 26 Married OK TN TN [b abt 1893]
    Gay, Press Son M Ind 17 Single OK MN OK [b abt 1902, but see 1902census card, age 1]
    Gay, Bertha Dau F Ind 12 Single OK MN OK [b abt 1907]
    Gay, Clara Dau F Ind 7 Single OK MN OK [b abt 1912]

    Preston Clifton GAY was born on 24 Aug 1903 in Pauls Valley, IndianTerritory
    He died on 22 Aug 1961 in Garvin, Oklahoma
    He was buried on 26 Aug 1961 in Civit Cemetery, Garvin, Oklahoma
    Preston married Mary Mytle HAYES on 7 Dec 1923 in Pauls Valley,Garvin, Oklahoma
    --  Earl Jones, http://earljones.net/aqwg356.htm#9146

    Gravestone of Preston C Gay, Civit Cemetery, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    Father Preston C Gay
    Aug 24, 1903 Aug 22, 1961

Sources

  • 1. U.S., Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
    • 25 Sep 1902, Choctaw By Blood
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1910 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 21 May, Stratford, District 82, Page 17B, Hse/Fam #231
  • 4. 1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • -- February, Whitebead, District 33, page 2B, 111 S Pearl St, Hse #37,
  • 5. Earl Jones Genealogy
  • 6. Green Hill Cemetery (Lindsay, Oklahoma) listings

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