Maude Ellen (Griffith) Countryman

Mrs. Maude Ellen Countryman, daughter of Michael and Agnes Griffith, was born at Geneseo, Kansas, February 25, 1879, and departed this life January 27, 1960, at the age of 80 years and 11 months.

She was united in marriage to Fred G. countryman february 16, 1896, at Midway, Kansas. This union lasted 52 years, and to it were born 10 children, Mr. Countryman preceding her in death August 11, 1948, and one baby, Henry Countryman, November 17, 1921.

In April 1913, the family then consisting of 7 of the children, came to Fairview Oklahoma. The other 3 children were born in Fairview. In 1919, a home was purchased on the corner of Maple and So. 3rd Ave., where Mrs. Countryman still resided at the time of her death.

Early in youth, she united with the Christian Church, and for her baptism, ice was broken on the river near her parents’ home in Rice County, Kansas. She united with Central Christian Church in Fairview _____ and was a very active member to the time of her death.

Beloved by all who have known her, she leaves to mourn her loss 4 Sons — George, of Fairview; Louis of Oklahoma City, Paul of winton, California, and Frank of Lawton, Oklahoma. 5 Daughters — Mrs. Amelia Summers of Grenola, Kansas, Mrs. Doris Knoop of Miami, Florida, Mrs. Agnes Malcom of Alpine, Oregon, Mrs. Fannie Emanuel of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Georgia Sutton of Los Angeles, California. 33 Grandchildren; 31 Great-Grandchildren; 2 Brothers — Mr. Truman Griffith of Calumet, Oklahoma, and Mr. Arthur Griffith of Topeka, Kansas.

4 Sisters — Mrs. Sarah Pierson of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; Mrs. Clara Kaipe of Enid, Oklahoma; Mrs. Emma Johnson of Springdale, Arkansas; Mrs. Pearl Stroud of Compton, California —

And a host of other relatives and friends.

Transcribed from a hand-written original draft by William R. Emanuel, Charlottesville, Virginia, 30 Apr 2020. (Original on file.)