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Andy Gregory

Birth5/29/1892
 
Reside1900Indian Territory, Chickasaw Nation, Township 4
Death1/25/1975
Grave1/28/1975
 
By Brown-boydston Funeral Home
Aged: 82.7 years
As far as his children said they ever knew, Andy never had but the one name. I remember his rural mailbox on the section-line road in front of his house, south of Lindsay, Oklahoma, was labeled "A. Gregory."

All his accounts and his mail were always in the name Andy Gregory or A Gregory. His nieces and nephews called him Uncle Andy. His grandchildren called him Grandpa. His earlier children Dessie and Josephine called him Papa, the other children called him Daddy.

His birth record from Tennessee reports his name as Andy None Gregory. As far as any of the family knew, Andy never had a middle name.

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Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909
Name at Birth
First: Andy
Middle: None
Last: Gregory
Signature of Registrant: Andy Gregory
Gender Male
Birth 29 May 1892 Jefferson, Newport, Tennessee
Father Patrick Gregory
Mother Julia Strange
Present address Lindsay, Oklahoma
Sworn 2 May 1942
Supporting Evidence:
Family Bible of Andy Gregory 1892
Family Bible record of Patrick Gregory, father 1892
Affidavit of father 5-24-42
Abstracts Certified by Court for submission Pauls Valley, Oklahoma 4 May, 1942
Approved by State of Tennessee 12 May 1942

Back Side: Affidavit of Father of Andy Gregory for Delayed Certificate of Birth
Oklahoma, Garvin County.
"I hereby certify, on oath, that I am at present 89 years of age; that I am related to the person represented by this certificate as father, and that I had actual knowledge of the facts as stated in this certificate at the time this birth occurred, and that I know them to be true becaue I am father of Andy Gregory, applicant herein for delayed birth certificate."
Signature: Patrick Gregory, Address Lindsay, Oklahoma
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In the 1900 census he is listed as Andrew. And his brother Edd is listed as Edward. The family know for certain that these "full" names are not correct. The over-correction error of the census enumerator is confirmed when we see that he listed the father of these children as Doctor instead of "Dock."

1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 4 July, Township 4 South Range 4E, District 145, page 27A, Hse/Fam #402
Doctor Gregory Head W M Sep 1855 44 Married 21 yrs AL Unknown TN Farmer
Julia Gregory Wife W F Jan 1855 45 Married 21 yrs TN TN TN
William H Gregory Son W M May 1880 20 TN TN TN Farm Laborer
Charles Gregory Son W M Dec 1881 18 TN TN TN Farm Laborer
Thomas Gregory Son W M Jan 1884 16 TN TN TN Farm Laborer
Edward Gregory Son W M Nov 1885 14 TN TN TN Farm Laborer
John Gregory Son W M Jun 1890 9 TN TN TN
Andrew Gregory Son W M May 1892 8 TN TN TN
Lucy Gregory Dau W F Aug 1893 6 TN TN TN
Wiley Gregory Son W M Aug 1897 2 TX TN TN

In 1910 Andy is in his parents home in Richland Township of Stephens County (just outside Marlow town). The 1910 census enumerator was apparently barely literate. Most of the names are horribly misspelled and the handwriting is scrawling and almost illegible. The family name appears to be written Grgery, or maybe Gegery. Andy is listed as Anda. His father Dock is listed as Dolf, and his mother Julia as July!

In 1910, we discover Dock and family in Richland Township of Stephens County (near Marlow) Oklahoma. He is recorded under the spelling of Dolf Gegery. The writing of this enumerator is fairly legible, but spelling is awful, and he seems not to have heard correctly the forms of some names.

1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 25 April, Richland Township, District 243, page 6B, No Hse or Fam #s on this page
Gegery, Dolf Head M W 56 married 31 years AL TN TN Farmer
Gegery, July (Julie?) wife F W 55 married 31 yrs TN TN TN
Gegery, Anda Son M W 18 TN TN TN

Andy married Alpharetta Mae Green, whom he had known for several years as their families lived close together in Richland Township, Stephens County, Oklahoma. They married in October 1913. I have not been able to locate any record of this family in the 1920 census. I did find Andy's WWI Draft Registration from 1917. He was still in Marlow at that time.

U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Andy Gregory
Residence Marlow, Oklahoma
Born May 29, 1892, Newport, Tennessee
Self-employed Farmer
Blues Eyes, Light Hair
Registration 15 June 1917

In 1913 Andy married Alpharetta Mae Green, whose family lived on a farm near Marlow. In 1918 they were still in Marlow when Andy registered fr the WWI draft.

In the 1920 census, when Alfred was 6 months old, the family was living in Lindsay Township of Garvin County, Oklahoma, about 40 miles northeast of Marlow. Alfred's name there is recorded by the enumerator as Alford Andrew. They were living in Marlow in 1917 when Josie was born and 1918 when Andy registered for the draft. After Alfred's death, family members say they lived near Cox City, then later near Purdy, just south of Erin Springs.

1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 5 February, Lindsay Township, District 28, page 7B, Hse #129, Fam #128
Gregory, Andy Head Rents M W 28 TN TN TN Farming
Gregory, Retta A Wife F W 24 OK TX GA
Gregory, Dessie L Dau F W 4yrs10mos OK US US
Gregory, Alpha J Dau F W 2 OK US US
Gregory, Alford A Son M W 6mos OK US US
Gregory, John Brother M W 30 OK US US

It is a puzzle why the enumerator put US as the birth place of both parents of all the chidlren, since their states of birth are given right in the record. Next door is Walter Trout, one household in the family whom Andy's daughter Wanda June would later marry.

1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 5 February, Lindsay Township, District 28, page 7B, Hse #128, Fam #127
Trout, Walter L Head Rents M W 36 TX GA AL
Trout, Ina L Wife F W 28 OK US US
Trout, Elmer L Son M W 11 OK US US

1930 Federal Census, Garvin, Oklahoma, 12 April, Lindsay, District 10, page 7B, Hse #92, Fam #109
Gregory, Andy Head M W 37 TN TN AL General Farming
Gregory, Retta Wife F W 34 OK TX GA General Farming Labor
Gregory, Dessie Dau F W 15 OK TN GA
Gregory, Josephine Dau M W 12 OK TN GA
Gregory, Louila Dau F W 9 OK TN GA
Gregory, Everett Son F W 6 OK TN GA
Gregory, Wanda Dau F W 3 OK TN GA

Andy was a Farmer all his life, from his childhood. I remember he was still living on his farm in 1973-4, though I do not remember how actively he himself was actually working the farm at that time. He moved into a house in town for about the last year of his life.

During part of the time while he had his own farm he also worked for others in the Broom Corn fields, for which Lindsay was known in earlier years. My mother told me about her father and many of the men of the county working in the broom corn harvest. The slogan of Lindsay at that time was "Lindsay broom corn sweeps the world."

In 1940, for some reason the enumerator wrote Everett's name first even though two children are older. The youngest daughter Loretta does not appear with the famly. She was born in1936.

1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 8 April, Lindsay, District 25-12, page: 5B, House 50, Rented
Gregory, Andy Head M W 47 born Tenn Rural Garvin Co in 1935 Farming
Gregory, Reta [Retta] Wife M W 44 born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935
Gregory, Everett W 16 born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935
Gregory, Desy [Dessie] Dau F W SIngle 25 born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935
Gregory, Josephine Dau F W SIngle 22 born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935
Gregory, Lou Ila Dau F W 19 Single born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935
Gregory, Wanda Dau F W 13 born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935

Andy was born in Newport, the county seat of Cocke County. In his WWI draft registration, he report Newport as his place of birth. But in 1942, he reported his birth place as Jefferson County, Tennessee. This is where the family lived, and it appears their place was near the county line with Cocke County.

U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Andy (None) Gregory
Residence Lindsay, Garvin County, Oklahoma
Born May 29, 1892, Jefferson County, Tennessee
Contact Mrs Andy Greogry, Lindsay, Oklahoma, Rt 3
Self-employed, Lindsay Oklahoma, Route 3
Blues Eyes, Light Hair
(back)
5'4" 135 lbs Blues Eyes, Brown Hair, Dark Complexion
Registration 27 April 1942 Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma

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Andy Gregory was honored on his 80th birthday with a dinner given by his children.
Mr Gregory has six children and they were all present. They are Mrs J E Spann, Mrs Lou Jenkins, Mrs Roy trout, Mrs Joseph Gay, Mrs R J Hayes and Everett Gregory.
The dinner was served in the Lindsay City Park.
...
Also present, and special guests, were Mr Gregory's brothers, Tom Gregory, Lindsay, who is 88 years old; and Charlie Gregory, Lawton, who is 90 years old.

2nd story:
"Mrs Lou Jennkins, Vernon, Tex., spent Friday night with her father, Andy Gregory, and Saturday night wwith her brother, Mr and Mrs Everett Gregory, and sons."
-- Paul's Valley Democrat, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, Tuesday, 6 June 1972; clipping courtesy of Loretta Gregory Gay
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Andy Gregory was killed in a car crash when he had a stroke while driving. His sister-in-law Dorothy Green was riding with him at the time, and suffered a broken hip, which crippled her to a large degree. Dorothy was the wife of Homer Green, youngest brother of Andy's wife, Alpharetta Mae Green.

Funeral services for Andy were held at the Brown-Boydston Funeral Home in Lindsay, with Bill Gentry, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Greenhill Cemetery, near Lindsay, in McClain County.

Social Security Death Index
Andy Gregory
Born 29 May 1892
Died Jan 1975
Last Residence Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma, 73052
SSN 448-16-4900 issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)

Obituary of Andy Gregory, Rocky Point, south of LIndsay, Oklahoma
Born 29 May 1982 at Newport, Tennessee
Married to Alpharetta Mae Green 26 October 1913 in Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma
Died 25 January in the University Hospital, Oklahoma City
Funeral 28 January 1975 in the chapel of Brown-Boydston Funeral Home, Bill Gentry, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating
Burial in the Greenhill Cemetery, Lindsay (McClain County), Oklahoma by Brown-Boydston Funeral Home
Annotation at the top by Andy's daughter Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins: "Tues Jan 28, 1975 issue of the Lindsay News"
-- Lindsay News, Lindsay, Oklahoma, 28 January 1975; Published the day of his funeral

Andy Gregory
Birth May 29, 1892 Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee
Death Jan 25, 1975 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Parents:
Dock Patrick Gregory (1852 - 1947)
Julia Ann Clementine Strange Gregory (1855 - 1935)
Married Oct 26, 1913
Spouse Alpharetta Mae Green Gregory (1895 - 1963)
Siblings:
William Henry Harrison Gregory (1880 - 1931)
Charles Bluford Gregory (1881 - 1979)
George Thomas Gregory (1884 - 1982)
Edd Gregory (1885 - 1958)
John Gregory (1890 - 1993)
Lucy Carter (1893 - 1970)
Burial Green Hill Cemetery, McClain County, Oklahoma, Section 4, Row 14
Created by DLT Jul 04, 2011
-- Find A Grave Memorial #72684537, findagrave.com

Alpharetta Mae Green

Birth10/21/1895
 
System does not allow us to put the actual name of the location; Born in the town of Marietta; At that time it was Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
Reside1930/1940
 
1930-1940 census
Death4/24/1963
 
Grave
 
Aged: 67.5 years
Nieces and nephews called her Aunt Rettie. Grandchildren called her Grandma. From an early age our parents made sure we learned the full names of our grandparents and aunts and uncles.

My mother Lou Ila Jenkins found among her papers a school report card for her mother, in the name Retta Green. This was a report card for the school year 1911-12 in Stephens County, Oklahoma. The family was living a little south of Marlow, Oklahoma, at that time, in Richland Township. The card does not give the name of the specific school.

In the 1910 census, her name is not written clearly in the almost illegible hand of the enumerator.

1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 25 April, Richland Township, District 243, Page 6B (No House or Family numbers)
Green, Joe Head M W 34 Widowed OK AL AL
Green, Re-a Dau F W 14 OK OK OK
(the loop of the e is just extended up and forward. No letter)
Green, Minnie Dau F W 11 OK OK OK
Green, Homer Son F W 3 OK OK OK

Rettie married Andy Gregory, whose family had lived nerby for several years in Richland Township, Stephens County, Oklahoma. They married in October 1913. They were still in Marlow when Andy registered for WWI in Marlow. They appear in the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Lindsay, Garvin County.

1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 5 February, Lindsay Township, District 28, page 7B, Hse #129, Fam #128
Gregory, Andy Head Rents M W 28 TN TN TN Farming
Gregory, Retta A Wife F W 24 OK TX GA
Gregory, Dessie L Dau F W 4yrs10mos OK US US
Gregory, Alpha J Dau F W 2 OK US US
Gregory, Alford A Son M W 6mos OK US US
Gregory, John Brother M W 30 OK US US

1930 Federal Census, Garvin, Oklahoma, 12 April, Lindsay, District 10, page 7B, Hse #92, Fam #109
Gregory, Andy Head M W 37 TN TN AL General Farming
Gregory, Retta Wife F W 34 OK TX GA General Farming Labor
Gregory, Dessie Dau F W 15 OK TN GA
Gregory, Josephine Dau M W 12 OK TN GA
Gregory, Louila Dau F W 9 OK TN GA
Gregory, Everett Son F W 6 OK TN GA
Gregory, Wanda Dau F W 3 OK TN GA

I remember visiting Grandma and Grandpa a lot on their farm south of Lindsey, Oklahoma. At least two summers I went up and stayed with them for a while. I remember grandma reading her Bible to me every evening, sitting in her rocking chair beside a small table with a kerosene lamp. When i stayed with them, I would walk with her about a quarter mile down the road to the section line corner for a Holiness Church worship service held in the schoolhouse.

Most family gatherings were held at their home. I remember Christmas gatherings there. Once we three boys stayed with Grandpa and Grandma while our parents went to the Texas State Fair in Dallas.

I remember when my uncles built them a new house. And I remember when years later they turned on the electricity to the house when the Rural Electric Cooperative got the system run to that part of the county. The Gregorys never did have a phone. Andy and Rettie worked their farm, raising their own meat and vegetables. I remember hunting squirrels in their woods southeast of the house. Andy also worked part of the time for others in the Broom Corn fields, for which Lindsay was known in earlier years. My mother told me about her father and many of the men of the county working in the broom corn harvest.

In a previous era, Lindsay was the broom corn capital of the world. When I was younger, there was a sign on each road as you entered Lindsay that presented the city's slogan, "Lindsay broom corn sweeps the world."

1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 8 April, Lindsay, District 25-12, page: 5B, House 50, Rented
Gregory, Andy Head M W 47 born Tenn Rural Garvin Co in 1935 Farming
Gregory, Reta [Retta] Wife M W 44 born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935
Gregory, Everett W 16 born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935
Gregory, Desy [Dessie] Dau F W SIngle 25 born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935
Gregory, Josephine Dau F W SIngle 22 born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935
Gregory, Lou Ila Dau F W 19 Single born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935
Gregory, Wanda Dau F W 13 born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935

Alpharetta Mae Green Gregory
Birth Oct. 21, 1895 Marietta, Love County, Oklahoma
Death Apr. 24, 1963 Wynnewood, Garvin County, Oklahoma
Parents:
T. J. Green (1873 - 1947)
Lou Ada Green (1877 - 1907)
Married 10-26-1913
Spouse Andy Gregory (1892 - 1975)
Children:
Dessie Lea Gregory Spann (1915 - 2003)
Alpha Josephine Gregory Hayes (1917 - 2005)
Alfred Andrew Gregory (1919 - 1920)
Everett Wayne Gregory (1923 - 2009)
Wanda June Gregory Trout (1927 - 2013)
Siblings:
Birdie Green (1898 - 1898)
Norah Green (1902 - 1902)
Burial Green Hill Cemetery, McClain County, Oklahoma, Section 4, Row 14
Created by DLT Jul 04, 2011
-- Find A Grave Memorial #72684641, findagrave.com

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Gladys Loretta 

  Joseph Donnie Gay 
2+

Dessie Lea 

3/12/19152/1/2003  OK, Stephens Co, Near Marlow, Family Farm James Ernest Spann 
3

Alpha Josephine 

12/30/19176/23/2005  OK, Stephens Co, Marlow Roy Jackson Hayes 
4

Alfred Andrew 

7/5/19197/9/1920   
5+

Lou Ila 

20 DEC 1920  OK, Grady Co, Cox City Orville L Jenkins 
6+

Everett Wayne 

15 AUG 192313 APR 2009  OK, Garvin Co, Purdy Vesta Marie Cox 
7+

Wanda June 

20 FEB 192715 FEB 2013  OK, Garvin Co, Purdy Roy Earl Trout 
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Sources
  1. Findagrave Andy Gregory
  2. Census: . 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory;
  3. Census: . 1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma;
  4. Other: Gedcom Import: Jenkins-Gregory-LeStrange-McSwainPRIV.ged; Imported 8/19/2007;
  5. Other: Social Security Death Index,Ancestry.com;
  6. Other: Obituary of A Gregory, Lindsay (Oklahoma) News, 28 January 1975;
  7. Other: Orville Boyd Jenkins, Personal Knowledge;
  8. Other: U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  9. Other: Gravestone of Andy and Alpharetta Mae Gregory, Green Hill Cemetery, Lindsay, Oklahoma;
  10. Other: Alpharetta Mae Gregory, names in a Bible;
  1. Findagrave Alpharetta Mae Green Gregory
  2. Census: . 1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma;
  3. Other: Gedcom Import: Jenkins-Gregory-LeStrange-McSwainPRIV.ged; Imported 8/19/2007;
  4. Other: Grade Report Card for Retta Green 1911-12, Stephens County, Oklahoma;
  5. Other: Gravestone of Andy and Alpharetta Mae Gregory, Green Hill Cemetery, Lindsay, Oklahoma;
  6. Other: Loretta Gregory Gay Genealogical Research;
  7. Other: Alpharetta Mae Gregory, names in a Bible;
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