Robert Clarence BRINKLEY Herman BRINKLEY Annie May BRINKLEY Bessie BRINKLEY Jessie Lee LEDFORD Dorothy Kathleen LEDFORD Linda Jane LEDFORD Living LEDFORD Living LEDFORD Ione BRINKLEY Robert Clarence BRINKLEY Beulah Mae WILLIAMS Mini tree diagram

Ruth BRINKLEY1,2,3,4,5,7,6

15th Mar 19081,2,3,4,5,6 - Jun 19821,4

Life History

15th Mar 1908

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


Resident in Jackson, Cotton, Oklahoma.2

about 1925

Married Jessie Lee LEDFORD in Oklahoma.5

5th Jul 1928

Birth of daughter Dorothy Kathleen LEDFORD in Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma.1,8

17th Oct 1949

Birth of daughter Linda Jane LEDFORD in Oklahoma.9

Jun 1982

Died in Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma.1,4

Jun 1982

Buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma.4

Other facts


Birth of son Living LEDFORD


Birth of son Living LEDFORD


  • Ruth's sister 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, Ruth Dau M W 2 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, Annie M Dau F W 16 TX AR MS Farm Laborer
    Brinkley, Bessie Dau F W 14 OK AR MS Farm Laborer
    Brinkley, Ruth F W 11 OK AR MS Farm Laborer
    Brinkley, Ione Dau F W 7 OK AR MS Farm Laborer
    Brinkley, R C  Son W 4 OK AR MS Farm Laborer

    1930 Federal Census, Cotton County, Oklahoma, 4 April, Cache, District 3, page 2A, Marietta & Clear Creek Rd, Hse #25, Fam #26
    Ledford, Jessie Lee Head Rents M W 24 Married at age 19 OK OK AR Farmer
    Ledford, Ruth F W 22 Married at age 17 OK TX TX
    Ledford, Lanie L Son M W 1yr9mos OK OK OK [b abt June 1928]

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    Ruth Ledford
    Born 15 Mar 1908
    Died Jun 1982
    Last Residence Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401
    SSN 448-70-1438 issued Oklahoma (1975-1976)

    Ruth Brinkley Ledford
    Birth Mar 15, 1908 Comanche, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    Death Jun 1982 Muskogee County, Oklahoma
    Spouse Jessie Lee Ledford (1906 - 1987)
    Burial Memorial Park Cemetery, Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
    Created by Paula Ledford Waller May 26, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #70429254,


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