William Lester COX Lester Earl COX Chester Mearl COX Reno STEPHENS David F ENGLE Living TARVER Oliver Eugene COX Othelia Phil COX Odelia COX Living COX Nora Belle HUNT Mini tree diagram
Virgie Allene COX

Virgie Allene COX5,6,7,1,8,9,2,4,3,3

8th Jun 19271,2,3,3 - 9th Mar 20164,3,3

Life History

8th Jun 1927

Born in Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma.1,2,3,3

14th Jan 1963

Married Reno STEPHENS.3

5th Dec 1979

Death of Reno STEPHENS in Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma.9,10,3

14th Aug 1980

Married David F ENGLE in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas.1,9

16th Aug 2003

Death of David F ENGLE in Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma.10,3

9th Mar 2016

Died in Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma.4,3,3

12th Mar 2016

Buried in Erin Springs Cemetery, Erin Springs, Garvin County, Oklahoma.3,3

Other facts

 

Married Living TARVER

Notes

  • 1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 22 April, ElmoreTownship, District 8, page 12B, Hse #216, Fam #225
    Cox, William L  Head M W 32 TX TX  TX  Farm Laborer [born abt 1888]
    Cox, Nora B  Wife F W 32 TX TN TN [born abt 1888]
    Cox, Lester E Son M W 9 OK TX TX [born abt 1921]
    Cox, Chester M Son M W 7yrs6mos OK TX TX [born abt Sept 1922]
    Cox, Vestie M Dau F W 5yrs7mos OK TX TX [born abt Oct 1924 - actual 1Dec]
    Cox, Virgie Dau F W 2yrs10mos OK TX TX [born abt May 1927]

    Family sources tell us Virgie's middle name was Allene.  But we oftenheard her called by her nickname Put.

    1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 15 April, Lindsay,District 25-12, Page 2B, Hse #15, Rents
    Cox, Bud Head M W 43 Married Grade 4 b Okla Same place Garvin Okla in1935 Farmer [b abt 1897]
    Cox, Nora Wife F W 43 Married Grade 4 b Okla Same place Garvin Okla [babt 1897]
    Cox, Vergie Dau F W 12 Single Grade 2 b Okla Same place Garvin Okla in1935 [b abt 1938]

    Put was married 3 times, The husbands' names were first given to me byLou Ila Gregory Jenkins.

    Virgie Cox was married three times; a Tarver was her first husband,and father of all her children; she divorced him and was widowed bytwo later husbands, Reno Someone and David Engle.
    --  Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins, Personal telephone communication toOrville Boyd Jenkins, 3 December 2014 [Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins is thesister-in-law of Virgie's sister Vesta Marie Cox Gregory].

    A note on a photo on the Allen Family Tree provided Reno's surname.In the series of Put's married names, Stephens would match Reno."Virgie (Put or Pat) Cox Tarver Stephens Engle."
    --  Note by B J Allen, Allen Family Tree,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/31307885/person/12523133201/photo/be651254-e587-4a0c-8792-6669811c793d?src=search&ftm=1

    Bilile Jean Allen, on the family genealogy, also reports a marriageand divorce date that matches the information we have about Virgie'smarriage and divorce from Mr Tarver.  The information is reportedwithout a name, designted "Private."

    Virgie Allene (Put) Cox, Birth June 8, 1927 in  Oklahoma
    Marriage 11 Jan 1947 Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma
    Divorce from Private Sep 1957
    Death March 9, 2016 Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma
    --  B J Allen, Allen Family Tree,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/31307885/person/12420288650.

    Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
    David F Engle
    Age 46, Birth Year abt 1934
    Marriage 14 Aug 1980 Cooke County, Texas
    Spouse Virgie A Cox
    Spouse Gender Female
    Spouse Age 53
    Source Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Virgie A Engle
    Birth Date 8 Jun 1927
    Route 2, Lindsay, OK, 73052

    Virgie is among the survivors listed in her father's obituary in 2000.

    "Earl "Red" Lester Cox, Sr, 79, of Whitney passed away on Friday,November 17 [2000], at the VA Hospital in Dallas.  Survivors include:... one brother - Bee Cox and his wife, Helen;  four sisters - MarieGregory and her husband, Everett, Virgie Engle and her husband, David,Ophelia Remy, Odelia Martin;  24 grandchildren, 24great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews."
    --  Obituary of Earl "Red" Lester Cox, Sr, newspaper name not given,courtesy of B J Allen, the Allen Family Tree

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    David F Engle
    Born 17 Oct 1933
    Died 16 Aug 2003
    Last Residence Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma  73052
    SSN 456-36-4496 issued Texas (Before 1951)

    The follwing memorial on Find a Grave was posted in 2013 because hername appears on a joint stone with her former husband from whom shewas divorced.

    Virgie A Stephens
    Birth Jun 8, 1927
    Death unknown [9 Mar 2016 Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma]
    Burial Erin Springs Cemetery, Erin Springs, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    [Has a double grave with her husband Reno Stephens from whom she wasdivorced]
    Created by Audrey (McConnell) Calger Dec 23, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #122073453,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122073453

    Her obituary from Boydston Funeral Home has her name as Virgie Allene"Put" Engle.

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    Virgie Allene "Put" Engle
    Born June 09, 1927
    Died March 09, 2016

    Virgie “Put” Allene Engle was born on June 8, 1927 in the Oak GroveCommunity (Purdy area). She was born to William Lester “Bud” Cox andNora Belle (Hunt) Cox. She continued to live in the Lindsay area untilshe married Clyde Tarver and was a military wife while he served hiscountry in Korea. Five children were born to this union. She marriedReno Lee Stephens after divorcing. He died in 1979. She then marriedDavid Engle and was very happy. He died in 2003, and since that timehad been a widow.

    She loved her family and they were the focus of her later years. Shewas known for her letter writing and her ability to keep up witheveryone’s birthdays. She also had an abiding love for her animals.She loved talking on the phone and watching “Days of Our Lives”. Shelooked forward to Turkey Talk each year. She called the radio stationfrequently and requested her favorite songs. Every person who enteredVirgie’s home was invited to call her Grandma. Virgie was a churchmember of the Fellowship of Living Faith. She read her Bible firstthing each morning and read the Bible through twice in one year acouple of years ago.

    Virgie passed from this life on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at LindsayMunicipal Hospital in Lindsay, Oklahoma at the age of 88. She issurvived by her children: Carol and Joe Basinger, Bud and LovertaTarver, Sue and David Henderson, daughter-in-law Kay Tarver, and herspecial daughter, Billie Allen. She was very proud of hergrandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren include:Jason Clymer and Brandi, Samantha Drew and Daniel, Pamela Tygart andRandy, Angel Nunn, Billye Thompson, Brandi Jones and Rodney,Christopher Tarver, Quella and David Meadors, Samuel and ShellyTarver, Jeremy and Tamie Bagley, Justin and Mica Bagley, Aaron andCasie Tarver, Kaylee Tarver, Caleb, Stephanie and Tenessa Bagley. Sheis survived by 38 great-grandchildren and numerous great-greatgrandchildren. Virgie is also survived by two sisters: Marie Gregoryand Odelia Martin.

    Virgie was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, RenoStephens and David Engle, daughter Diantha Popplewell, son ClaytonTarver and grandchildren: Alexis Russell, Charles Nunn and EricTarver; and her brothers: Lester Cox, Chester Cox, and O.E.”Bee” Cox;and one sister Ophelia Remy.

    Funeral services for Virgie will be Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Teno’clock A.M. at the Erin Springs Baptist Church, Highway 76 South,Lindsay, Oklahoma with Pastor Clay Hicks officiating. Interment willfollow at Erin Springs Cemetery, Erin Springs, Oklahoma. Services areunder the direction of B.G. Boydston Funeral Home of Lindsay,Oklahoma. Condolences for the family may be made online atwww.boydstonfuneralhome.com.
    --http://www.boydstonfuneralhome.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/15081/id/3623532
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    Another FInd a Grave memorial for her actual burial was posted afterher death.

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    Virgie A Cox Engle
    Birth Jun 9, 1927
    Death Mar 9, 2016 Lindsay, Garvin County, Oklahoma

    Virgie A. Engle of Lindsay passed from this life on Wednesday, March9, 2016 at Lindsay Municipal Hospital in Lindsay, Oklahoma at the ageof 88.

    Services for Mrs. Engle are set for Ten o'clock A.M. on Saturday,March 12, 2016, at Erin Springs Baptist Church, Highway 76 South inLindsay, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Erin Springs Cemetery inErin Springs, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of B. G.Boydston Funeral Home of Lindsay, Oklahoma. Condolences may be madeonline at www.boydstonfuneralhome.com.

    Spouse David Franklin Engle (1933 - 2003)

    Burial Erin Springs Cemetery, Erin Springs, Garvin County, Oklahoma

    Created by DLT Mar 11, 2016
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #159257952,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=159257952
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Sources

  • 1. Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
  • 2. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
  • 5. 1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 22 April, Elmore Township, District 8, page 12B, Hse #216, Fam #225
  • 6. 1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 15 April, Lindsay, District 25-12, Page 2B, Hse #15, Rents
  • 7. Obituary of Earl "Red" Lester Cox, Sr, newspaper name not given,courtesy of B J Allen, the Allen Family Tree
  • 8. Obituary of William Lester (Bud) Cox, Newspaper not stated, obitcourtesy of B J Allen, on the Allen Family Tree
  • 9. Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins, personal communication
  • 10. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

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