Franklin B. Tripp and Mabel Clair McKenney

Franklin B. Tripp was born 1884 March 17 in Osage Oklahoma Indian Territory and died Feb 1966 in Oklahoma. He was buried at the Pawhuska Cemetery.

1908 Nov 30 he married Mabel Clair McKenney b. 1888 Oct 16 in Chautauqua County, Kansas. She died 1972 Sep 11 in the Ponca City hospital and was buried at the Pawhuska City Cemetery as well.

Mabel was a daughter of George Washington McKenney Jr. and Belle M. Sparks.

Frank TRIPP was the son of James Preston TRIPP and Jennie MCWHIRT. James Preston TRIPP also married Mary SPARKS, a sister of Belle SPARKS, Mable’s mother. Jennie MCWHIRT was a sister of Samuel MCWHIRT, husband of Addie MCKINNEY, G. W. MCKINNEY JR’s sister.

Francis Partch writes:

My great grandfather was Samuel MCCORMICK, born about 1852, and was supposed to have driven a wagon from somewhere near the Wabash River to Kansas for a James and Carrie SPARKS. Samuel married Mary SPARKS about 1872 and they had children James, George and Carrie listed on the 1850 census for the town of Belleville, Chautauqua County, KS. They later had Katherine, and a set of twins Weltha and Amanda. (Amanda was my grandmother.)

Sam MCCORMICK died in the 1880’s and Mary MCCORMICK later married James Preston TRIPP and they had a son Johnny who had an accident during childhood which caused a paralysis. He walked somehow with his hands. Family tradition said the family was related to Cyrus MCCORMICK, the inventor of the reaper. I believe Mary MCCORMICK had a maiden name of SPARKS. She also had two sisters with first names of Martha (who married THOMAS) and Belle who married MCKINNEY. My grandmother was Amanda MCCORMICK who married Conner and they moved to CO. He died in 1915 and then Amanda married Sherrill WEST in Colorado.

James Preston TRIPP, who married Mary Sparks MCCORMICK, was the father of Frank TRIPP who married Mabel Clair MCKENNEY. James TRIPP’s parents were Horace B. TRIPP and Elizabeth WOOD.

Franklin and Mabel had two children:

  1. Jennie Belle b. 1909 October 6 in Chautauqua County, Kansas, died December 25, 1914. She is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua County, Kansas.
  2. Georgia Delores Tripp b. 1914 in Pawhuska, Osage, Oklahoma, died 2003 June 28 in Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma, was buried at the Grandview Cemetery in Kaw City. She married, 1937 June 25 in Claremore, Rogers, Oklahoma, Edlward L. Cook.

Larry McCombs notes that after the death of Mabel’s sister, Carrie Isabel (MCKENNEY) HAMPTON, Frank and Mabel Clair (McKinney) Tripp adopted Helen Lois, a daughter of Carrie, but he’s unaware if it was a legal adoption or not.

THE CENSUS DATA

1-WD FORESTER, Osage, Oklahoma
Series: T624
Roll: 1268
Part: 2
Page: 2A
Year: 1910
24/24 TRIPP Frank 26 md 1 year b. OK father b. IL mother b. MO House carpenter
Mabel wife 22 b. KS father b. US mother b. IA
Jennie B. daughter 6/12 b. KS father b. Pawhuska mother b. KS

1915 Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Kansas
Pg. 12
Pennell, Anderson, Moffit
Geo W McKENNEY 53 IA
Belle 45 IN
Carrie 17 OK
J E SPARKS 83 IN
Carrie 81
H. B. TRIPP 31 OK
Mable 26 KS

1920 KS COWLEY CO.
ARKANSAS CITY
PART OF 3RD WARD OF CITY
15 DAY OF JANUARY 1920 by Mrs. Mary Bridges
(unable to read house number, is a multi-family dwelling)
27/27 TRIPP Frank Head Rents 35 m b. KS parents b. IL, mechanic for a garage, wages
Mable Wife 31 f b. KS father b. ID mother b. IL (gives her dad as born in Idaho)
Georgia Daughter, appears to read 3 yoa b. KS parents b. KS

Not related to the other Tripps in Cowley County.

1930 OK, OSAGE CO., SHIDLER, DISTRICT 37
INCORPORATED PLACE: SHIDLER TOWN
TOWNSHIP OR OTHER DIVISION: FORAKER TOWNSHIP
Enumerated April 7 – 8 , 1930
Page 3b
220/98/88 TRIPP Frank O $150 45 married at 24 b. OK parents b. IL mechanic and engineer in oil field, wages, working, not a veteran
Mable 42 married at 21 b. KS father b. IA mother b. IL
Georgia 14 b. OK father b. OK mother b. KS

Following is Mabel TRIPP’s obituary, furnished by Frances Partch:

9-12-72

Mabel Tripp dies; services here Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel E. Tripp, 83, Newkirk, formerly of Pawhuska, have been set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, under the direction of the Shidler Funeral Home with the Rev. Leland Peterson of the Kaw City First Christian Church, officiating.

Born October 16, 1888 in Chautauqua County, Kansas, Mrs. Tripp died Monday in the Ponca City hospital. She moved with her family to Pawhuska when she was a young girl. She was married to Frank Tripp, November 30, 1908 and moved to Shidler where he worked in the Burbank Oil Field. After his retirement in 1954 the couple moved to Wynona and then to Kaw City in October 1965. Her husband preceded her in death in 1966.

Mrs. Tripp lived in Newkirk since May 1971. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Wynona.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Georgia) Cook of Kaw City; two grandchildren, Bud Cook of Kaw City and Carol Sue McComb of Newkirk, and four great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery with Shidler Funeral directors in charge.

Jesse C. Hampton and Carrie Isabel McKenney

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Daughter of George Washington McKenney Jr. and Belle M. Sparks, Carrie Isabel was born Nov. 1897 in Kay County, OK, died 1931 March 7 in Shidler, Osage County, Oklahoma and was buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery at Belleville, Chautauqua County, Kansas.

1916 Nov 30 at Elgin, Chautauqua Kansas, Carrie married Jessie C. HAMPTON, son of Lewis R. Hampton and Nancy Hudgens. He was born 24 August 1885 at Marion, Illinois and died 8 March 1965 at Imperial, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. He was buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Belleville, Chautauqua County, Kansas. His name and birth and death dates were in the family record. SSDI gives last residence as Imperial, Pennsylvania.

Jessie is seen int the 1900 census:

Year: 1900; Census Place: Southern, Williamson, Illinois; Roll: T623 354; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 123.
81/81 HAMPTON Louis head June 1843 58 b. TN parents b. TN
Nancy wife Oct 1841 59 b. TN father b. NC mother b. TN
Gertie daughter June 1872 b. IL parents b. TN
Johnie son Feb 1883 17 b. IL parents b. TN
Jessie son Aug 1885 14 b. IL parents b. TN

Then again, Jesse is in the 1910 census:

1910 AR Clay Co Oak Bluff
Series: T624 Roll: 46 Part: 1 Page: 157B Year: 1910
HAMPTON Jesse boarder 22 b. IL parents b. TN bookkeeper for stock company

Series: T624 Roll: 46 Part: 1 Page: 183A Year: 1910
114/114 HAMPTON Lew R. 67 married twice 2 years b. TN parents b. TN
Maggie wife 45 married twice 2 years 1 child 1 surviving b. TN parents b. TN
Micke Mitchell hired hand 23 b. TN parents b. TN
Jessie son 24 b. IL parents b. TN

After their marriage, the family is seen in the 1920 Chautauqua Co. Belleville census at household 70/79. Jesse C. gave himself as born in IL and his parents in TN. He was a retail salesman. In that census they had two daughters: Marie M. 1 year of age, b. KS, and Doris who was 3 months old.

1920 CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY BELLEVILLE TOWNSHIP CENSUS
NAME OF UNINCORPORATED PLACE: CHAUTAUQUA CITY
14 January 1920 by Carl H. McDonald
Pg. 9B
Kiles Street
66/75 MCKENNEY George W. Head OF mw 56 md. b. IA father b. OH mother b. PA house carpenter own business
C. Belle Wife fw 50 md b. IL father b. IN mother b. IN
SPARKS James E. Father-in-law mw 87 wd b. IN father b. KY mother b. KY
70/79 HAMPTON Jesse C. Own, Free mw 34 md b. Illinois and parents in Tennessee Retail salesman, general merchandise, wages
Carrie I. fw 22 md b. Oklahoma. Father-Iowa and mother-Illinois
Marie M. fw 1 6/12 b. Kansas father b. IL mother b. OK
Doris R. (daughter) fw 3/12 b. Kansas father b. IL mother b. OK

A John R. HAMPTON (also born in IL, as was Jesse), married an Opal MCKENZIE, daughter of Joseph MCKENZIE and Florence PERSHALL. As Jesse had a brother, Johnnie, I’m considering it a good possibility that this was the Hampton who married Opal. Florence was the sister of John Wesley PERSHALL m. Lucretia Jennie Kirkpatrick, whose mother Zilpha STRICKLIN was the sister of Millie Ann STRICKLIN who married James Kelly CROCKETT who was the grandfather of Vera who married James Albert MCKENNEY, son of Belle and George, in 1904.

Children of Carrie Isabel and Jesse were:

  • Marie Maxine b. 14 June 1918 Chautauqua Co. KS
  • Doris L. b. 18 Sept. 1919 Chautauqua Co. KS
  • Jess (Mac) b. 17 Nov. 1920 Chautauqua Co. KS d. abt. 1970.
  • George b. 14 Nov. 1923 Chautauqua Co. KS.
  • Helen Lois b. 20 April 1928 in Chautauqua CO., Kansas, d. 25 Sept. 1933 in Ponca City, Osage, Oklahoma and is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Belleville, Chautauqua, Kanas. Mabel Clair descendants, who have provided birthdates, note that after the death of Carrie, Frank and Mabel Clair adopted Helen, but it’s not known if it was a legal adoption or not. She is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery listed as Helen L. HAMPTON.

Before going more into the descendants of Carrie Isabel, here is her obituary:

MRS. JESSE HAMPTON CLAIMED BY DEATH

Carrie McKenney, daughter of G. W. and Bell McKenney, was born November 9, 1897 in Kay County, Oklahoma, near Ponca City. Her father moved his family to Chautauqua, Kansas, during her early childhood and she has resided in or near Chautauqua, most of her life. She graduated from high school in Independence, Kansas, in 1916 and in November of the same year was married to Jesse Hampton of Illinois. To this union five children were born, three girls and two boys. Mrs. Hampton was converted at an early age and united with the M. E. church and was always ready and willing to assist in the work of the church. For more than a year, just past, she had been a great sufferer and through it all has shown great patience and cheerfulness until it seemed that the Savior said, “It is enough, come up higher,” and at 3 o’clock on March 7, 1931, her spirit returned to God who gave it.

Her father and mother of Chautauqua, brother Albert McKenney of Sedan and sister Mrs. Mabel Tripp of Shidler, Okla., her husband and children of the home at Chautauqua and a large number of other relatives survive.

Funeral services were held at the U.B. church at Chautauqua Monday, March 9, conducted by Rev. J. B. Brown of Peru, who had performed the marriage service of Mr. and Mrs. Hampton nearly fifteen years ago while pastor of the M. E. church at Elgin, Kans.

Many relatives and friends of Oklahoma added their comforting presence to the large number of friends at Mrs. Hampton’s home town, Sedan and surrounding country who attended the funeral.

A lady friend, Mrs. Robinson from Shidler, sang a beautiful solo, two of the Chautauqua teachers Miss Dow and Miss Epperson sang “The City Four Square”, and a male quartet, composed of Messrs. Tom Burger, Mel Roberts, Earl and Raymond Delong sang “Sweet Hour of Prayer”, which was specially chosen by Mrs. Hampton and her children. “Asleep in Jesus” was also rendered by the full group of singers. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful. Burial was in Chautauqua cemetery. Pall bearers were: Ed Anderson, H. R. Delong, Ernest Carr, Ed Findley, Bruce Findley and R. C. Gauer. Flower girls: Mary Delong, Elouise Schwab, Wiladine Smith, Nelcine Gibbons, Opal Mays and Norma Lee Loy.

Rebekah lodge members conducted the funeral service of the order at the grave.

The following was also published:

Sedan Times Star

CARD OF THANKS

We all want to offer our sincere thanks to all, who in any way extended help and comfort to our departed loved one, and to the bereaved friends and for the wonderful floral offerings.– Jesse Hampton and family, G. W. McKenney and wife, F. B. Tripp, wife and daughter, J. A. McKenney and family

Now, for descendants. Marie Maxine Hampton married Ralph Harland Spray, the son of Fred Manfred Spray and Claudia L. McClure who I see in the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Armstrong, Nowata, Oklahoma. He was born 1912 July 3 in Oklahoma and died 1973 July in Imperial, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. I believe they had at least two children. Other family names may be Haney and Hopkins.

Doris L. Hampton died 1998 May 7 at the Hays Medical Center in Norton Kansas. The following is her obituary:

OBIT for Doris GRAY, died at Norton County KS.

Doris L. Gray, 78, 2800 Augusta, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at the Hays Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Chautauqua to Jesse and Carrie (McKinney) Hampton. She was a mental health technician and counselor at the Norton State Hospital until her retirement in 1982. She was active in Alcoholics Anonymous and was a Senior Companion in Hays.

Survivors include (and as these are survivors I’ll remove that information here but two were Delong sons and one was a Montgomery son in Arizona. She was listed as having 13 grandchildren and and three great-grandchildren. That’s a lot of descendants! When will any happen upon this page? Hello!)

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, with the Rev. William C. Miller officiating; burial in the Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Senior Companion Program, Hospice of Hays Medical Center or Alcoholics Anonymous.

So, it seems Doris was married to a Delong, a Montgomery and a Gray. I don’t know their names or the dates of marriage.

Jesse “Mac” Hampton who was born 1920, died 1970 in February. The family record gave him as marrying a “Rae”. That’s all the info I have on him! Contact me!

George B. Hampton b. 1923 Nov 14 in Chautauqua, died 1991 Nov 29 in Los Angeles, California. I show him as living in Venice, Los Angeles, California in 1965. Did he marry? Who did he marry? Did he have any descendants? Contact me!

Update on George Berl Hampton above. I received the following information on him, and appreciate it being sent along:

“George Berl Hampton, son of Jessie Hampton and Carrie McKinney, was born 14 Nov 1922 in Chautauqua County, Kansas and died 28 Nov 1981 in Los Angeles County, California. He was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles. On 4 Jun 1951, in Los Angeles, California, George married Vera Mae Bradford, 1908-1966, daughter of Porter Theodric Bradford and Savannah Ann Holland. Vera had one daughter by a previous marriage. To my knowledge, George had no children. I remember him as being a rather large man with red hair who loved to sing and entertain. He and Vera owned a screen door and cabinet shop in Venice, California.”