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  • ID: I476
  • Name: Joseph Benjamin PITTS
  • Surname: Pitts
  • Given Name: Joseph Benjamin
  • Nickname: "Joe-Ben"
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 Apr 1875 in Fayetteville, Lincoln County , Tennessee 1 2 3 4
  • Death: 17 Jul 1931 1
  • Burial: Masonic Cemetery, Custer County, Oklahoma 5
  • _UID: C002B39AD656D5438DC07C51495DDBECDA23
  • Census: 1880 District 7, Lincoln, Tennessee 6
  • Note: OBITUARY (Custer City, Oklahoma newspaper) Joel Ben Pitts was born April 22, 1875 at Fayetteville, Tenn. at the age of 25 years he moved to Oklahoma and settled on a farm near Custer City, and later he engaged in business here in Custer. In August 1925 he moved to Oklahoma City at which place he resided up to the time of his death. At the age of 18 years he united with the M. E. Church South at Beech Grove, Tenn. He moved his membership to Mt. Hope when he came to Oklahoma and from there to St. Luke's M. E. Church South, in Oklahoma City where he was a member at the time of his death. He was a member of the Masonic order in Custer City, of the Conistory at Guthrie and the Shrine at Oklahoma City. He was united in marriage to Addie Lou Luna, March 4th 1897at Fayetteville, Tenn. To this union three children were born, Elizabeth Pitts Gossum, Custer City, Joel G. Pitts, and Francis E. Pitts, Oklahoma City. He departed this life at high noon July 16th 1981, at his residence in Oklahoma City. He is survived by his wife, three children, grandson Billie Joe Gossum, Custer, brother Rufe H. Pitts, Oklahoma City, sisters Mrs. W. T. Davis (Daves), Indianapolis, Okla., and Mrs. Sallie Leitner, Weatherford. Funeral services were conducted here at the M. E. Church at 4 p. m. on Friday, conducted by Rev. Carson, and burial was in the Custer cemetery with Masonic honors. Many Masons from the different lodges over the county were present. The family have the deepest sympathy of the whole community in their sorrow and bereavement.
  • Change Date: 26 Sep 2016 at 16:17:02



    Father: Joel George PITTS b: 24 Feb 1842 in Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee
    Mother: Martha Caroline LITTLE b: 24 Jul 1844 in , , Tennessee

    Marriage 1 Addie Lou LUNA b: 7 Apr 1879 in , , Tennessee
    • Married: 4 Mar 1897 in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee 7 8
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Freeman PITTS b: 5 Aug 1898 in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee
    2. Has No Children Joel George PITTS b: 28 Dec 1902 in Custer City, Custer County, Oklahoma
    3. Has No Children Frances Evelyn PITTS b: 9 Oct 1910 in Custer City, Custer County, Oklahoma

    Sources:
    1. Title: RootsWeb World Connect Database
      Author: Loren A. Thurman
    2. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

      Title: 1880 United States Census
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 2000, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service
      Page: FHL Film 1255267; National Archives Film T9-1267; Page 52A
    3. Title: 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
      Author: Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001
      Publication: Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
      Note: Image Source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma; Roll: T626_1918; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 1042. Name: J B Pitts Age: 54 years Estimated birth year: 1875 Birthplace: Tennessee Relation to Head-of-house: Head Race: White Home in 1930: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma
    4. Title: 1920 United States Federal Census. [database on-line]
      Author: Ancestry.com
      Publication: Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001-.
      Page: Roll: T625_1461 Page: 4A ED: 37 Image: 0357
      Note: Name: Joel B Pitts Age: 44 years Estimated birth year: 1875 Birthplace: Tennessee Race: White Home in 1920: Grant, Custer, Oklahoma
    5. Title: Cemetery Inscriptions: Masonic Cemetery, Custer City, Custer County, Oklahoma
      Author: FindAGrave
      Note: OBITUARY (Custer City, Oklahoma newspaper) Joel Ben Pitts was born April 22, 1875 at Fayetteville, Tenn. at the age of 25 years he moved to Oklahoma and settled on a farm near Custer City, and later he engaged in business here in Custer. In August 1925 he moved to Oklahoma City at which place he resided up to the time of his death. At the age of 18 years he united with the M. E. Church South at Beech Grove, Tenn. He moved his membership to Mt. Hope when he came to Oklahoma and from there to St. Luke's M. E. Church South, in Oklahoma City where he was a member at the time of his death. He was a member of the Masonic order in Custer City, of the Conistory at Guthrie and the Shrine at Oklahoma City. He was united in marriage to Addie Lou Luna, March 4th 1897 at Fayetteville, Tenn. To this union three children were born, Elizabeth Pitts Gossum, Custer City, Joel G. Pitts, and Francis E. Pitts, Oklahoma City. He departed this life at high noon July 16th 1931, at his residence in Oklahoma City. He is survived by his wife, three children, grandson Billie Joe Gossum, Custer, brother Rufe H. Pitts, Oklahoma City, sisters Mrs. W. T. Davis (Daves), Indianapolis, Okla., and Mrs. Sallie Leitner, Weatherford. Funeral services were conducted here at the M. E. Church at 4 p. m. on Friday, conducted by Rev. Carson, and burial was in the Custer cemetery with Masonic honors. Many Masons from the different lodges over the county were present. The family have the deepest sympathy of the whole community in their sorrow and bereavement.

      Photograph and Tombstone Inscription
    6. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

      Title: 1880 United States Census
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 2000, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service
      Page: FHL Film 1255267; National Archives Film T9-1267; Page 52A
      Text: Extract: 1880 United States Census
      Census Place: District 7, Lincoln, Tennessee
      Source: FHL Film 1255267; National Archives Film T9-1267; Page 52A
      Household:
      Rel Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
      Joel PITTS
      Self Male M W 38 TN
      Occ: Farmer Fa: TN Mo: TN
      Mattie PITTS
      Wife Female M W 32 TN
      Occ: Keeping H Fa: NC Mo: TN
      Tennessee PITTS
      Dau Female S W 13 TN
      Occ: At Home Fa: TN Mo: TN
      Sallie PITTS
      Dau Female S W 11 TN
      Occ: At Home Fa: TN Mo: TN
      Lou Ella PITTS
      Dau Female S W 7 TN
      Occ: At Home Fa: TN Mo: TN
      Benj PITTS JR
      Son Male S W 5 TN
      Occ: At Home Fa: TN Mo: TN
      Rufus PITTS
      Son Male S W 3 TN
      Fa: TN Mo: TN
      Elizabeth BROWN
      Other Female S W 10 TN
      Occ: Lives At Home Fa: TN Mo: MO
      James MCCLAIN
      Other Male S W 22 TN
      Occ: Laborer Fa: TN Mo: TN
      Frank STONE
      Other Male S B 15 TN
      Occ: Servant Fa: TN Mo: TN
    7. Title: 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
      Author: Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001
      Publication: Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
      Note: 22 and 18 when first married.
    8. Title: Cemetery Inscriptions: Masonic Cemetery, Custer City, Custer County, Oklahoma
      Author: FindAGrave
      Note: Wife's name, date and place of marriage listed in his obituary.
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