Claborn Lee Fritts Obit, Bethany, Oklahoma 1929

Claborn Lee Fritts’ obituary appeared in the January 18, 1929 issue of The Oklahoman, and I’ll be the first to tell you that I have no idea how he spelled his name, the typical being Claiborne, with many variations.  I have chosen the spelling on his tombstone, but, as you can see, the tombstone has yet another spelling.


“Clayborn Lee Fritts, 51 years old, died at his home in Bethany, Thursday morning. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Birdie Fritts, one son, Darel Fritts, four daughters, Mrs. Winnie Maddox of Bethany, Ethel Fritts and Mrs. Helen Brown of Oklahoma City, and Myrl Fritts of Muskogee.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Perrine chapel Friday morning at 11 o’clock.”

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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