* No mention of anyone named Bea, Elizabeth or Phillips!
Kingfisher Free Press, April 20, 1964
LEONA DALTON DIES; FUNERAL SCHEDULED TUESDAY MORNING
Miss Leona Randolph Dalton, 88, a local resident since 1890, died Saturday in the Hukills Rest home, where she had been a resident for several years. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the First Christian church, of which she was a member. William Imhoff will officiate. Interment will be made in the Kingfisher cemetery. Langley-Mason Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Dalton was born July 17, 1875 in Kansas, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dalton. She came here with her parents in 1890, and they resided on a farm six miles northeast of Kingfisher.
She was a dressmaker during her early years.
Survivors include two nephews, Roy M. Clute of Estes Park, Colo., and Charles Dalton of Lodi, Calif.
source: Kingfisher Free Press, Apr. 20, 1964
(The Dalton Gang Story, p. 70)
Her father's name given as William in this obituary and on her death certificate. (ref. p. 71 of Samuelson's "Dalton Gang Family").
The informant on her death certificate was "Roy M. Clute, Estes Park, CO". He must be the one that gave her father's name as William and he probably wrote her obituary also. Why Roy would make that mistake about her father is unknown but she was the last survivor of her immediate family and her father had died 74 years before, long before Roy was born, and he obviously made a mistake.
Where is the mention of Jack Phillips?
If he was her nephew – and a first cousin of Roy Clute – why is he not mentioned? Could it be he is no relation to their family?
The Dalton family lived in Kingfisher and Leona died there. Jack Phillips, alleged nephew, was living 85 miles south in Elmore City, but he is not mentioned in the obituary. Why?