Robert Clarence BRINKLEY Herman BRINKLEY Annie May BRINKLEY Myrton Alfred THOMAS Alfred Robert THOMAS Wanda Mae THOMAS Joe Frank THOMAS Charlotte THOMAS Oma Jean THOMAS Ruth BRINKLEY Ione BRINKLEY Robert Clarence BRINKLEY Beulah Mae WILLIAMS Mini tree diagram

Bessie BRINKLEY1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

20th Oct 19051,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 12th Aug 19904,5

Life History

20th Oct 1905

Born in Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8


Resident in Jackson, Cotton, Oklahoma.2

11th Aug 1926

Married Myrton Alfred THOMAS in Cotton County, Oklahoma.1,7

30th Jun 1927

Birth of son Alfred Robert THOMAS in Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma.10,4,11,8,1

18th Jan 1930

Birth of daughter Wanda Mae THOMAS in Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma.8,1,4

27th Nov 1935

Birth of son Joe Frank THOMAS in Cotton County, Oklahoma.4,12

27th Nov 1935

Death of son Joe Frank THOMAS in Cotton County, Oklahoma.12

about 1938

Birth of daughter Charlotte THOMAS in Cotton County, Oklahoma.8

after 1940

Birth of daughter Oma Jean THOMAS

13th Mar 1988

Death of Myrton Alfred THOMAS in Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma.4,5

12th Aug 1990

Died in Cotton County, Oklahoma.4,5

after 12th Aug 1990

Buried in Walters Cemetery, Walters, Cotton County, Oklahoma.4


  • Bessie wrote an article about their parents, which included the children's birth dates.

    Obituary of Robert Clarence Brinkley
    Main book article incorporating the obit:
    Robert married Beulah Mae Williams, from Mississippi, in Grandview, Texas.  Her father was T J Williams from England, mother Elizabeth Poteet.
    Herman b 1901 [actual 17 Apr 1900] d at age 2 [3 Mar 1902]
    Annie Mae b 12 oct 1903
    Bessie b 20 Oct 1905
    Ruth b 15 Mar 1908
    Ione b 21 Oct 1912
    R C "Bud" b 11 April 1915
    --   story in an unidentified book, written by Bessie Brinkley Thomas, Robert's daughter, Provided by Linda Mason Ledford, wife of Ronald "Ron" Ledford, son of Jesse and Ruth Brinkley Ledford, via mail to Marion Mixon. accessed 1 April 2015

    1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 13 July, Strauss Township, District 62, page 4A, Hse/Fam #179
    Brinkley, Robert C Head  M W 34 Married 11 years AR TN TN Farmer Rents
    Brinkley, Beulah Wife F W 28 Married 11 years, 4 children, 3 living MS England MS
    Brinkley, Bessie Daughter F W 4 OK AR MS

    1920 Federal Census, Cotton County, Oklahoma, 14 January, District 149, page 4A, Hse #72, Fam #73
    Brinkley, Beulah M Head Owns F W 38 Widow MS England MS Farm Laborer
    Brinkley, Bessie Dau F W 14 OK AR MS Farm Laborer

    "I have photos labeled as "To Uncle Frank and Aunt Esther from Bessie"  Frank would be the husband of my grandmother, Esther (not the swimmer) WILLIAMS.  They lived in San Francisco.  She passed away in 1971. I don't know when he passed."
    --  Barbara Gangnon, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 6 November 2017

    Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995
    Marriage LIcense
    Myrton A Thomas, resident of Faxon, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    (Application line indicates he is "of Cotton County," but residence is reported as Faxon, which is in Comanche County.
    Age 22, Birth abt 1904 Kansas
    Spouse Bessie Brinkley, resident of Walters, Oklahoma
    Age 20, Birth abt 1906 Oklahoma
    License issued 11 Aug 1926 Cotton, Oklahoma, USA
    No marriage date, location or officiant is reported; this is only the license to marry.
    Registered Cotton County Marriage Book, p 270

    1930 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 10 April, Lawton, District 23, page 9A, 921 7th St, Hse #189, Fam #206
    Thomas, Merton Head Rents M W 26 Married at age 22 KS KS KS Farmer
    Thomas, Bessie F W 24 Married at age 20 OK TX TX [mar abt 1926]
    Thomas, Alfred Son M W 2yrs9mos OK KS OK [b abt June 1927]
    Thomas, Wanda M Dau F W 2mos OK KS OK [b abt Jan 1930]

    1940 Federal Census, Cotton County, Oklahoma, 2 April, Bryan Township, District 17-24, page 1A, Hse #6 Owned, Value $400
    Thomas, Myrten A Head M W 36  Grade 8 b Kentucky lived Rural Cotton County in 1935 Farmer  [b abt 1904]
    Thomas, Bessie Wife F W 34  Grade 8 b Oklahoma lived Rural Cotton County in 1935 [b abt 1906]
    Thomas, Alfred R Son M W 12 Grade 7 b Oklahoma Rural Cotton County in 1935 [b abt 1928]
    Tomas, Wanda Mae Dau F W 10 Grade 5 b Oklahoma Rural Cotton County in 1935 [b abt 1930]
    Thomas, Charlotte S Dau F W 2 Grade 0 b Oklahoma [b abt 1938]

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    Bessie Thomas
    Born 20 Oct 1905
    Died 12 Aug 1990
    SSN 445-56-0150 issued Oklahoma (1968-1969)

    Bessie Brinkley Thomas
    Birth Oct 20, 1905 Cotton County, Oklahoma
    Death Aug 12, 1990 Cotton County, Oklahoma
    Spouse Myrton Alfred Thomas (1903 - 1988)
    Son Alfred Robert Thomas (1927 - 2014)
    Burial Walters Cemetery, Walters, Cotton County, Oklahoma
    Created by Rick Miller Jan 19, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #46865950,


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