John H TUGMAN George Edward TUGMON Franklin M TUGMAN Thomas Edward TUGMON Rachel TUGMAN Zane TUGMAN Bonnie TUGMAN Della Bell HOPKINS Lorena TUGMAN Ella Kinnelly BOHANNON Mini tree diagram

Fred TUGMAN1,2,3,10,7,8,9,11,4,5,6

also known as 8

22nd Feb 18967,9 - 8th Apr 19751,7

Life History

22nd Feb 1896

Born in Indian Territory.1,2,3,4,5,6

(most likely)

21st Feb 1898


(less likely)

22nd Feb 1898


(less likely)

8th Nov 1916

Married Della Bell HOPKINS in Carter County, Oklahoma.1,13,6

9th Jun 1919

Birth of daughter Rachel TUGMAN in Oklahoma.9,11

18th Dec 1921

Birth of son Zane TUGMAN in Oklahoma.11,7

28th Jun 1924

Birth of daughter Bonnie TUGMAN in Graham, Carter, Oklahoma.12,11

8th Apr 1975

Died in De Queen, Sevier, Arkansas.1,7


  • 1900 Federal Census, Montague County, Texas, 8 June, Justice Precinct 2, District 48, page 6B, Hse/Fam #111
    With parents in grandfather's household:
    Tugman, Thomas Head W M born (no month) 1837  63 Married 44 years Immigrated to US 1849 Naturalized Ireland Ireland Ireland Farmer Cannot read or write Owns
    Tugman, Margrett Wife W F Feb 1839  60 Married 44 years  8 children/5 living Immigrated to US 1850 Not Naturalized Ireland Ireland Ireland Can read and write
    Tugman, John H Son  b Feb 1861  39 MO Ire Ire Farm Laborer Can read and write
    Tugman, Ella Dau-in-law Oct 1863  36 Married 19 years  8 children/5 living Ind Terr -- -- Can read and write
    Tugman, Fred grandson Feb 1896 4 IT MO IT

    1902 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914
    Mississippi Choctaw Indians, Census Card Number 1323
    1 Tugmon, Ella 38 F 1/2 blood Father Ben Bohannon (dead) Claim Choctaw  Mother Thirza Bohannon (dead) Claim Choctaw
    2 Tugmon, Frank Son 17 M 1/4 Father J H Tugmon Non-Citizen, Mother #1
    3 Tugmon, Thomas Son 12 M 1/4 Father J H Tugmon Non-Citizen, Mother #1
    4 Tugmon, Georgie Son 10 M 1/4 Father J H Tugmon Non-Citizen, Mother #1
    5 Tugmon, Freddie Son 4 M 1/4 Father J H Tugmon Non-Citizen, Mother #1
    6 Tugmon, Renie Dau 2 F 1/4 Father J H Tugmon Non-Citizen, Mother #1
    Tribe Mississippi Choctaw
    Registered 28 January 1901
    Decision Rendered 18 Oct 1902
    Enrollment Claim Rejected 3 Nov 1902
    Confirmed by Secretary of the Interior 9 Jun 1903
    Notice of Departmental Action Mailed to Applicant 17 Jul 1903

    In 1910 Fred is living with his brother Frank near Marlow, Oklahoma.

    1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 20 April, Richland Township, District 245, page 4A, Hse/Fam #Not Given
    Tugman, Frank  Head M W  23  Married 4 yrs TX TN TN Farm Labor Rents
    Tugman, Willy Wife  F W  24  Married 4 yrs 2 children/1 living AR TN AR
    Tugman, May Dau  F W 3 Single OK TN AR
    Tugman, Fredie Boarder M W 14 Single OK TN TN Farm Labor

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Fred Tugmon
    Residence Daisy, Atoka County, Oklahoma
    Birth 21 Feb 1898
    Occupation Working in Saw Mill for George Goslin, Daisy, Atoka, Oklahoma
    Nearest relative First Cousin Maggie McCoy, Daisy, Oklahoma
    Tall, Slender, Gray Eyes, Brown Hair
    Registered 12 September 1918  Hartshorne, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
    Signed with his mark

    Note that the WWI registration and the Social Security Death Index both report the year of birth as 1898, whereas the 1900 census and family genealogies report it as 1896.  The day also varies, with the draft registration saying 21 February, while the SSDI says 22 February.  It looks like the correct year is 1896, because this matches the 1900 census, when he was reported to be 4 years old.  They surely would know if he was 4 or 6.  In 1920 (census date 1 January), his age was 22, which would make him born in 1897!

    As an adult Fred probably remembered the year incorrectly.  Fred could not write (not his Mark in signing the draft card).  He might have been able to read, and the 1910 census reports him at 14 years old as able to both read and write, and the 1920 census likewise just 2 years after he had signed his draft card with only a mark.

    Even though he gives the name of his cousin as the nearest relative, genealogies report that Fred was married in 1916.  Most men put their wives as nearest relative.

    Fred Tugman Sr
    Birth 22 Feb 1896 in Indian Territory
    Death 8 Apr 1975 in De Queen, Sevier, Arkansas
    John H. Tugman 1861-1941
    Ella Bohannon b 1861
    Marriage to Della Taylor 8 Nov 1916 in Carter, Oklahoma
    --  Monica/Michael,

    Note that this genealogy reports Fred's wife as Della Taylor, rather than as Della Hopkins.  I have not found documentation associating Della with the name Taylor.  The date of the marriage matches other reports.  But this one states the county of marriage.  This source reports the correct Hopkins parents, and does not give any information about a first marriage.  Della would have been only 16 if they married in 1916.  The Social Security record that appears to be hers has her name as Della Taylor, indicating she married after Fred died.

    1920 Federal Census, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, no date, Finley Township, District 229, p 4B, Hse/Fam #84
    Tugmon, Fred Head Rent/Own Unknown M W 22 Can read and write OK Ireland Washington  Works at Worth Saw Mill
    Tugmon, Della Wife F W 19 Can read and write TX MS MS
    Tugmon, Rachel Dau F W 10mos Can read and write OK OK TX
    Holland, Chas Laborer M W 18 Cannot read or write AR AR AR  Laborer at Worth Saw Mill

    By 1930 Fred and Della have three children.  for some reason Rachel and the other two are designated as Fred's Cousins rather than son and daughters.  In this census, Fred's age again matches a birth year of 1897.

    1930 Federal Census, Hutchinson County, Texas, 3 April, Precinct 2, District 6, p 1B, Hse/Fam #25
    Tugman, Fred Head Rents $15 RE Value M W 33 First married at age 18 OK OK OK Town Man [born 1897]
    Tugman, Della Wife F W 29  First married at age 16 TX MS MS [born 1901]
    Tugman, Rachel Cousin [sic] F W 10  OK TX OK [born 1920, should be 11 already if she was 10 months old in Jan 1920]
    Tugman, Zane Cousin M W 8  OK TX OK [born abt 1922]
    Tugman, Bonnie Cousin F W 5  OK TX OK [born abt 1925]

    Social Security Death Index
    Fred Tugman
    Born 22 Feb 1898
    Died Apr 1975
    Last Residence De Queen, Sevier, Arkansas 71832
    SSN 444-05-6728 issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)

    The place of death reported here by the SSDI is followed by some genealogies, but one or more report the place of death as Pryor, in Mayes County, Oklahoma, not far from Tulsa.


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