Unknown ALLIANCE Dodson Franklin PRUITT Alvin Lee PRUITT Peter Virgil COOKSEY Ernest Sylvester LOOMIS Mary Louise MILLUS Mini tree diagram
Jewell Ruth MERRYMAN

Jewell Ruth MERRYMAN2,1,3,4,5,6,7,8

8th Jan 19061,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 7th Nov 19653,4

Life History

8th Jan 1906

Born in Bengal, Sugar Loaf, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Married Dodson Franklin PRUITT.8

29th Jan 1927

Birth of son Alvin Lee PRUITT.8,9

16th Mar 1947

Death of Ernest Sylvester LOOMIS.3,4

14th Aug 1948

Married Peter Virgil COOKSEY in Crawford County, Arkansas.6,8

7th Nov 1965

Died in Poteau, Le Flore. Oklahoma.3,4

after 7th Nov 1965

Buried in LeFlore Cemetery, Leflore, Le Flore County, Oklahoma.4


Divorced from Peter Virgil COOKSEY

Other facts


Married Ernest Sylvester LOOMIS


  • Jewell, as well as her younger sister Bernice Addie, born 1911, have the surname Merryman.  But both girls were born after the death of their mother's husband Walter Green Merryman in 1904.  Jewell was born in about 1905, possibly 1906.  She was given her mother's current surname of Merryman.  In the 1910 census Jewell's mother Mary Millus Merryman was reported as a widow.  No information has been found to indicate who Jewell's father was.

    Choctaw Nation Birth Affidavit
    Application for enrollment as a Choctaw Citizen
    "Child Illegitimate"
    Born 18 January 1906
    Mother Mary Merryman. age 33, citizen by intermarriage of the Choctaw Nation
    Father  not reported, widow of Walter Merryman, Choctaw citizen by blood
    Child has been named Jewel
    P O Bengal, Central District, Indian Territory
    Signed with HER X MARK
    Witnesses to her Mark:  C A Welch, W A Welch

    Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914
    Jewell Merryman
    Gender Female
    Birth 8 Jan 1906
    Mother Mary Merryman
    Choctaw Census Card Number 980
    Application for Enrollment Category By Blood, Minor

    1910 Federal Census, Latimer County, Oklahoma, 27 April, Damon Township, District 131, Page 3A, Hse #46, Fam #48
    Marymon [Merryman], Mary Head F W 35 Widow 8 children/5 living MO NY AR No Occupation Owns
    Marymon [Merryman] [Andrews], Perry D Son M W 17 Single MO US MO Farm Laborer, Working Out
    Marymon [Merryman] [Lewis], Jissie [Jesse] Son M W 12 Single OK US MO Farm Laborer, Working Out
    Marymon [Merryman], Bengiman [Benjamin] Son M W 7 Single OK US MO
    Marymon [Merryman], Jewel Dau F W 4 Single OK US MO

    1920 Federal Census, Latimer County, Oklahoma, 5 January, Damon Township, District 87, Page 1B, Hse/Fam #13
    Reed, Mary Head Rents F W 46 Widow MO NY MO Farmer
    Merryman, Jewell Dau F W 14 Single OK OK MO

    Ernest Sylvester Loomis
    Birth 14 Oct 1906 in Missouri
    Death 16 Mar 1947
    Spouse Jewell Ruth Merryman
    Birth 08 Jan 1907 in Oklahoma, Death 07 Nov 1965 in Poteau, OK
    --  Krebs, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/47954266/person/13201005275

    After the death of her first husband, Jewel married Pete Cooksey about a year later.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Jewel Loomis
    Age 42, Birth Year abt 1906
    Residence Le Flore, Le Flore, Oklahoma
    Spouse's Name Pete Cooksey
    Spouse's Age 44
    Spouse's Residence Le Flore, Le Flore, Oklahoma
    Marriage 14 Aug 1948 Crawford County
    Marriage License Date 14 Aug 1948

    There are indications that Jewel was married 3 times.

    "I think Jewel may have been married 3 times.  In 1926 she married a Dodson Franklin Pruitt or Prewett and had a son Alvin Lee in 1927."
    --  Donna Hunter, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 22 October 2016

    Jewel Merryman (Loomis) Cooksey
    Birth Jan 8, 1907
    Death Nov 7, 1965
    Burial LeFlore Cemetery, Leflore, Le Flore County, Oklahoma
    Created by OkieBran May 07, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #26659100, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Loomis&GSiman=1&GScid=1197744&GRid=26659100&


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