Charles Alexander Valentine and Family

--photo courtesy Wendy Gayle Walkup-Barry

FLOYD, c1901 – Charley Valentine family (left to right): Front row - Charles Alexander Valentine, baby Gladys and Elizabeth "Bettie" Ann Watson Valentine; back row - DeWitt T., Cordia Edith, Grover Cleveland and Willie. "Charley" was the son of Alexander Valentine and Margaret Coffey Valentine, daughter of David Pleasant Coffey. He was born May 5, 1860, in White County and died before 1910. “Bettie” was the daughter of Zachariah Watson and Mary Jane Owens. She was born in January 1867 in White County and died before 1914. They were married January 14, 1884 in White County, Arkansas. She had 10 children but only six made it to adulthood.

Charles Alexander Valentine, b. May 1860 in White County, Arkansas; d. Bef. May 1910 in Johnston County, Oklahoma
Elizabeth Ann Watson, b. January 1867 in White County, Arkansas; d. Bef. 1914 in Johnston County, Oklahoma leaving Anna Mae and Gladys orphans.  Their children are below:

Grover Cleveland, b. 8/21/1886 in Beebe; d. July 17, 1967 in Wapanucka, Johnston, Oklahoma and is buried in their Rose Hill Cemetery.

Cordia Edith, b. 10/25/1889 in Floyd; d. January 1977 in Tulsa, Oklahoma; buried in their Memorial Park Cem. m. Dan Jones

Willie, b. 3/6/1891 in Beebe; d. October 17, 1973 in Glendale, CA; buried in Tulsa's Memorial Park next to her husband Fred Walkup.

Dewitt, b. 1/9/1892 in Floyd or Beebe, not known; d. December 30, 1918 in Wapanucka, Johnston, Oklahoma; buried in their Rose Hill Cem., not known if he was ever married.

Gladys Lois, b. 5/11/1900 in Floyd; d. August 02, 1980 in Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma; buried in their Yukon Cemetery. She married Hugh Auburn McRee.

Anna Mae, who was not yet born when this photo was made. She was born September 28, 1903 in Foss, OK. She died February 28, 1983 in Tulsa, OK; buried in their Memorial Park Cem.  She married John Clinton Lees.