John H TUGMAN David Milton TUGMAN Jack D TUGMAN Lucy GREGORY Joyce Laverne TUGMON William Henry TUGMON Bobby Ray TUGMON Jimmy Edward TUGMON Fannie Belle KELLEY Franklin M TUGMAN Thomas Edward TUGMON Fred TUGMAN Lorena TUGMAN Ella Kinnelly BOHANNON Mini tree diagram
George Edward TUGMON

George Edward TUGMON1,2,3,4,12,6,11,7,8,13,9,10

4th Oct 18821,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 - 10th May 19701,5,7

Life History

4th Oct 1882

Born in Nocona, Montague, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10


Resident in Justice Precinct 2, Montague, Texas.2


Married Lucy GREGORY in Oklahoma

9th Apr 1914

Birth of son David Milton TUGMAN in Oklahoma.14,15,16,7

19th Apr 1919

Birth of son Jack D TUGMAN in Lusk, Niobrara, Wyoming.17,18,18,18,19,18,20,21,22

15th Nov 1919

Divorced from Lucy GREGORY in not with Lucy and kids in 1920 Wyoming census.14

23rd Dec 1923

Married Fannie Belle KELLEY in Saddle Mountain, Comanche, Oklahoma.5,8

31st Mar 1928

Birth of daughter Joyce Laverne TUGMON in Cache, Caddo, Oklahoma.23,24,4,25,7

4th Mar 1929

Birth of son William Henry TUGMON in Oklahoma.4,26,1,27,28

27th Nov 1931

Birth of son Bobby Ray TUGMON in Mearstone, Oklahoma.7,1,29,26,30,29,7,13

6th Feb 1939

Birth of son Jimmy Edward TUGMON in Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico.13,31


Resident in Bakersfield, Kern, California.11

10th May 1970

Died in Pryor, Mayes, Oklahoma.1,5,7

after 10th May 1970

Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma.7


  • IN the 1900 census, George was erported as 8 years old, born in October 1891.  But later infoprmatoin reports him born 4 October 1882.  His 1902 Choctaw registration, however, has the age of 10, which we would expect form the report in 1900.

    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, George was working on the farm of the Steward family near Marlow, Oklahoma.

    1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 21 April, Richland Township, District 243, page 4B, No Hse/Fam Numbers
    Steward, James R Head M W 36  Married 14 yrs AR AR AR Farmer Rents
    Steward, Ella Wife F W 29  Married 14 yrs AR TN TN
    Tugman, George  Laborer M W  18  Single TX TX TX Farm Laborer Rents

    About 1913, George married Lucy Gregory, daughteer of Dock Patrick Greegory and Julia Ann Clementine Strange.  George and Lucy moved to Wyoming but were divorced there around the time their second son J D was born.  In January 1920, the census reported them both in Platte County, Wyoming, and now divorced and living in different locations in the county.

    1920 Federal Census, Platte County, Wyoming, 1 March, Wheatland, District 69, page 7A, 16th St, Hse #119, Family #125
    Tugmon, George T [sic] Head Rents M W 27 Divorced TX TX OK Farm Laborer

    1920 Federal Census, Platte County, Wyoming, 7 February, Rock Lake, Platte, Wyoming, District 74, page 5B, Hse #85, Fam #87
    Lucy Tugmon Housekeeper F W 23 Divorced TN TN TN
    David M Tugmon M W 5 OK OK TN
    J D Tugmon M W 8mos WY OK TN

    From the birth of David in Oklahoma and J D in Wyoming, we see they moved out to Wyoming sometime between 1915 and 1919.  Their first son David (Dave) was born in Oklahoma in about 1915 and the second son J D was born in Wyoming about February or March 1919, according to the census report, but in April 1919 according to family sources and the California Death Index.  For some reason, George's middle initial is reported here and in 1930 as T instead of E for Edward, as we would expect from family sources.

    George moved back to Oklahoma and was remarried in December 1923.  Fannie Belle Kelley was the second wife of George Edward Tugman, after his divorce from Lucy Gregory.

    Oklahoma, County Marriage Records, 1890-1995
    G T Tugmon, Age 33 (born abt 1890),
    Fannie Kelley, Age 22 (born abt 1901)
    Both residents of Lawton, Comanche County
    License issued 20 December 1923
    Marriage 23 Dec 1923 Comanche County, Oklahoma
    Ceremony by Pastor Missionary G W Hicks, of Saddle Mountain Baptist Church, Saddle Mountain, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, near Saddle Mountain on the highway in Comanche County.
    Witnesses Miss Ruth Hicks, Wilmot, Kansas and Miss Bertha Eckert of YWCA, New York City
    Recorded 2 January 1924, Comanche County Marriage Book, p 218

    George Edward TUGMON
    Birth 4 OCT 1891 in Montague County Texas, Death 10 MAY 1970 in Pryor Ok
    Father John TUGMON b 22 FEB 1861
    Mother Ella BOHANNON b 30 JUL 1861 in Montague County Texas
    Marriage Fannie Bell KELLEY b 5 APR 1902 in Comanche County Ok, d 16 APR 1987 in Pryor Ok
    Married 23 DEC 1923 in Saddle Mountain Ok
    --  Tugmon Family,*v38t1631&id=I001

    George and Fannie Belle were enumerated in Comanche County, Oklahoma, in 1930.

    1930 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 4 April, Saddle Mountain Township, District 32, page 1B, Hse #12, Fam #16
    Tugmon, George T Head Rents M W 48 First Married at age 22 TX TX OK Farm Manager
    Tugmon, Fanny Wife F W 28 First Married at age 21 OK TX TX No Occup
    Tugmon, Joy L Dau F W 3 OK TX OK
    Tugmon, Billie H Son M W 1yr1mo OK TX OK

    A Social Security record reports a son named Jimmy Edward Tugmon that had not been reported in other records.  He was born in 1939, so should be in the 1940 census, but that census had not been found for this family when Jimmy's Social Security Application record was found in March 2019.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Jimmy Edward Tugmon
    Birth 6 Feb 1939 Amagrader [Almogardo], New Mexico
    Death Date 25 Jul 2003
    Father George E Tugmon
    Mother Fannie B Kelly
    SSN 447362243
    Jul 1954 Name listed as JIMMY EDWARD TUGMON; 05 Aug 2003 Name listed as JIMMY E TUGMON

    The aberrant birth date shows up in George's WWII draft registration, he reported his birth date as 14 October 1892, nine years earlier than his previous age reports indicate.

    In 1942, when he registered for the WWII draft, George was in Decatur Texas, north of Fort Worth.

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    George Edward Tugmon
    Residence Decatur [Wise County], Texas
    Age 59, Born 14 October 1882 in Nocona, Montague County, Texas
    Contact Milton Tugmon (Son)
    Employed by PWA (? Maybe WPA, Workmen's Progress Assocation?), Decatur
    5' 9 1/2" 155 lbs, Gray Eyes, Brown Hair, Ruddy Complexion
    Registered 27 April 1942 Decatur, Wise County, Texas
    Signed George E Tugmon

    George was in California for a while.  In the 1952 directory, we find him in Bakersfield, Kern County, California.  His son JD (called Jack) and his wife Mary are also living in Bakersfield by now, where Jack was a truck driver.  Note that here the name is again spelled Tugmon, while in some other branches of the family, it is spelled Tugman.  George's first wife Lucy Gregory spelled the name Tugman, and her Tugman descendants continue to spell it that way.  Here Lucy's son Jack, however, is listed under the spelling of his father's name Tugmon.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Bakersfield, California, City Directory, 1952
    Tugmon G E h1121 Smith (no occup listed)
    Tugmon Jack D (Mary) driver Beckey-Harvey Trucking r 513 1/2 Knot

    George's Social Security records report his birth date as in 1882.  This conflicts with all other family sources, which report him born in 1891.  His age in censuses likewise corresponds with birth in 1891.

    The SS Death Index reports his last residence was Chouteau, in Mayes County, Oklahoma.  Family sources report he died in Pryor, in the same county.  He was likely in a hospital, though I have not found a definite record or report of that.  The SS number was issued in New Mexico.

    Social Security Death Index
    George Tugmon
    Born 14 Oct 1882
    Died May 1970
    Last Residence Chouteau, Mayes, Oklahoma 74337
    SSN 525-16-4342 issued New Mexico (Before 1951)

    George Edward Tugmon
    Birth Oct 4, 1882 Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma
    Death May 10, 1970 Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma
    Spouse Fannie Belle Kelley Tugmon 1902-1978
    Son Bobby Ray Tugmon 1931-2003
    Burial Fairview Cemetery, Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma, USA
    Created by Dennis Wilson Jul 31, 2016
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #167625095,


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