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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I found my grandfathers obiturary!

Transcription:  Lawton Constitution (Lawton, OK) 12 Sep. 1962

Buford Orville McCaw, 47, of 1807 Bell, died at 4:22am today in a local hospital. 

Services will be at 2pm Friday at Trinity Baptist Church.  Rev. Bob Harris, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in Chattanooga cemetery under direction of Becker Funeral Home.

Mr. McCaw was born Feb 20, 1915 in Chattanooga, and lived there until 1940, when he left to work in various states with a pipe-line company.  In December 1961, he moved to Lawton from Henderson, Ky.  He was a member of the Baptist church of Corydon, Ky., and a Masonic Lodge 723, Omaha, Ill.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Diana Lynne Duncan, and his mother, Mrs. R. L. McCosh, both of 1807 Bell; his father, W. J. McCaw, Oklahoma City, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. W. D. McCaw, Casper, Wyo.

This obituary has a tremendous amount of information for someone who never knew their grandfather and never knew much about what happened or who his family was.  This journey has been a long one for me.  I have been looking for years for this!!
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