Texas Family Group Sheet for the Thomas Mathew Choate Family

Husband: Thomas Mathew CHOATE
Birthdate: 6 Feb. 1849
Birthplace: Peach Tree Villiage, Polk Co., TX
Death date: 12 June 1938
Place of death: Crowell, Forad Co., TX
Burial: Crowell Cemetery
Father: David Bartlett Choate
Mother: Polly Ann Judson

Marriage date: 2 Jan. 1876
Marriage place: Limestone Co., TX

Wife: Josephine Cordia SPRINGFIELD
Birthdate: 10 Oct. 1859
Birthplace: Thornton, TX
Death date: 16 May 1934
Place of death: Crowell, Foard Co., TX
Burial: Crowell Cemetery
Father: Gabriel Stiles Springfield
Mother: Martha Jane Rogers


Child No. 1: Bob Choate
Sex: M
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Child No. 2: Johnny Choate
Sex: M
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Child No. 3: Larkin Choate
Sex: M
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Child No. 4: Dora Lee Choate
Sex: F
Birthdate: 28 Dec. 1880
Birthplace: Kossee, Lomestone Co., TX
Death date: 10 June 1982
Place of death: Lawton, Comanche Co., OK
Marriage date: 25 Dec. 1898
Marriage place: Tyson, TX
Spouse's name: George Leonard Henson

Child No. 5: Steven Strickland Choate
Sex: M
Birthdate: 19 Nov. 1882
Birthplace: Snyder, Kiowa Co., OK
Death date: 6 Aug. 1946
Place of death: Manitou, Tillman Co., OK
Marriage date: 7 Dec. 1907
Burial: Frederick Cemetery, Tillman Co., OK
Marriage place: Aquilla, Hill Co., TX
Spouse's name: Ethel May Tripplet

Child No. 6: Ella Florence Choate
Sex: F
Birthdate: 3 March 1884
Birthplace: Texas
Death date: 7 May 1977
Place of death: Chickasha, Grady Co., OK
Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady Co., OK
Marriage date: 1903
Marriage place: Hill Co., TX
Spouse's name: William Americus Haught

Child No. 7: Ada Choate
Sex: F
Birthdate: 8 Sept. 1885
Birthplace: Aquilla, Hill Co., OK
Death date: May 1974
Place of death: Chickasha, Grady Co., OK
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Spouse's name: Thomas Stradley (1), John Beard (2)

Child No. 8: Nancy Ann Choate
Sex: F
Birthdate: 17 June 1888
Birthplace: Hill Co., TX
Death date: 30 June 1969
Place of death: Spur, Dickens Co., TX
Burial: Spur Cemetery, Dickens Co., TX
Marriage date: 29 De. 1905
Marriage place: Mangum, OK
Spouse's name: Walter Franklin Foreman

Child No. 9: Mary Adeline "Addie" Choate
Sex: F
Birthdate: 7 Nov. 1890
Birthplace: Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX
Death date: 26 Aug. 1957
Place of death: Ardmore, Carter Co., OK
Burial: Crowell Cemetery, Foard Co., TX
Marriage date: 3 June 1917
Marriage place: Snyder, Tillman Co., OK
Spouse's name: Dolphus Gipson Pauley

Child No. 10: Roxie Minnie Bea Choate
Sex: F
Birthdate: 24 Oct. 1892
Birthplace: Aquilla, Hill Co., TX
Death date: 24 Jan 1990
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Marriage date: 10 Dec. 1916
Marriage place: Frederick, Tillman Co., OK
Spouse's name: Claude Cannon Mott

Child No. 11: Walter David Choate
Sex: M
Birthdate: 28 Jan. 1895
Birthplace: Hill Co., TX
Death date: 3 Apr. 1986
Place of death: Selah, Yakima Co., WA
Marriage date: 18 Sept. 1920
Marriage place: Lawton, OK
Spouse's name: Oma E. Otwell

Child No. 12: Myrtle Choate
Sex: F
Birthdate: Dec. 1897
Birthplace: Texas
Death date: Abt. 1900
Place of death: Hill o., TX
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* Some of the information for the family of Thomas Mathew Choate was provided to me from Cleo Choate Reid, granddaughter of Thomas Mathew Choate and daughter of Steven Strickland Choate. Cleo lived in Big Spring, TX for several years but now resides in Abilene, TX.
* Noted 16 Feb. 2000. Obituary:
T. M. CHOATE DIES SUDDENLY EARLY SUNDAY ...From Foard County News, June 16, 1938
  Funeral services for Thomas M. Choate, 89, were held in the First Methodist Church of Crowell Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Elder L. E. Garner, pastor of the Quanah Church of Christ officiating and was assisted by Rev. E. L. Yeats, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment was made in the Crowell Cemetery by the side of his wife, who died here on May 16, 1934.
  Mr. Choate died in his sleep early Sunday morning, presumably as the result of heart failure, as he attended a political speaking in Crowell Saturday night and seemed hearty at that time. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ada Beard, in Crowell.
  A Masonic burial ceremony was held at the grave by Crowell Lodge No. 840 A. F. & A. M. Womack Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Active pall bearers were T. S. Haney, Jeff Bruce, Granville, Lanier, Glenn Offield, Charles Fergeson and Henry Black.
  Mr. Choate was born in Peach Tree Village, Polk County, Texas on February 6, 1849. When five years of age, he moved to Limestone County where he married Miss Josephine Springfield in Kosse in 1876.
  Sixteen children were born to this union. Three children died in infancy and a son died at the age of 17 years. Eight children, two sons and six daughters survive and are as follows: S.S. Choate of Snyder, Oklahoma and W. D. Choate of Rush Springs, Oklahoma; Mrs. G. L. Henson of Overton, Mrs. W. H. Haught of Rush Springs, Oklahoma, Mrs. W. F. Foreman of Spur, Mrs. Ada Beard of Crowell, Mrs. D. G. Pauley of Margaret and Mrs. C. C. Mott of Manitou, Oklahoma.
  Mr. Choate moved with his family in 1887 to Hill County where he lived until moving to Snyder, Oklahoma in 1908. In 1934, Mr. Choate moved to Crowell and had been living with his daughter since the death of his wife.
  He became a member of the Methodist Church while living in Limestone County, and about thirteen years ago, he united with the Church of Christ in Snyder.
  Other survivors include one borther, S. S. Choate of Fort Worth; twenty-five grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
  Out of town relatives who attended the service were Mrs. Henson of Overton; Mr. & Mrs. S. S. Choate of Snyder; W. D. Choate of Rush Springs; Mrs. Haught and three daughters of Rush Springs; Mrs. Mott of Manitou; Mrs. Foreman and four children; Bailey Mott, a grandson and wife of Frederick, Oklahoma; Mrs. Harold Miller, a granddaughter and husband of Snyder, Oklahoma; Mrs. Homer Prater, a niece of Fort Worth; Dewitt Choate, a nephew of Fort Worth.
  Out of town friends present were Mr. & Mrs. Foy Pauley of Olney and Mr. & Mrs. Roy Kirkpatrick of Fort Worth.
* 1850 Polk Co., TX census / with parents / listed as Thomas SHOAT, age 6/12, b. in TX.
* 1860 Limestone Co., TX census / with parents / listed as Thos. CHOAT, age 9, b. TX.
* 1870 Limestone Co., TX census / with parents / listed as Thos. CHOATE, age 19, b. TX
* 1887 Moved to Hill Co., TX
* 1900 Hill Co., TX census, JP 2, 7 June 1900, ED 54, p. 3. 52/52
Choate, Tom, Feb. 1850, 50, marr. 24 yrs., TX MS IL
----------, Josephine, Oct. 1859, 42, marr. 24 yrs., (12-9), TX AL SC
----------, Steven S., Nov. 1882, 17, TX TX TX
----------, Ella, Mar. 1884, 16, TX TX TX
----------, Ada, Sept. 1885, 24, TX TX TX ????? age 14????
----------, Nannie, June 1888, 12, TX TX TX (Nancy Ann)
----------, Adda, Nov. 1890, 9, TX TX TX (Mary Addie)
----------, Roxie, Oct. 1893, 6, TX TX TX
----------, Walter, Jan. 1895, 5, TX TX TX (Walter David)
----------, Myrtle, Dec. 1897, 2, TX TX TX (this is the only time Myrtle will be seen on census records as the story I've been told is that she died at age 3 of red ant stings).
(Census taker's handwriting difficult to read)
* 1908 Moved to Snyder, OK (Kiowa Co.?)
* 1910 Kiowa Co., OK census, Hunter township, 30 Apr. 1910, ED 773, p 8A. 103/135
Choate, Thomas M., 61, m1 for 38 years, TX MS IL
----------, Josephine, 63, m1 for 38 years, TX SC AL
----------, Addie, dght, 18, S, TX TX TX
----------, Roxy B., dght, 17, TX TX TX
----------, Walter D., 15, S, TX TX TX
* 1920 Kiowa Co., OK census, ED 140, 14-16 Feb.1920, Mountain Park, sheet 4A. 70/71
Choat, Tom M., head, 70, marr., TX AL TX
---------, Josephine, wife, 59, TX SC AL
---------, Walter, son, 24, S, TX TX TX
Stradley, Ada, dght., 33, Widow, TX TX TX
(Note: in household 66/67 is a John T. Beard, age 51, married although no wife is listed. Could this be the John Beard that Ada Choate Stradley eventually married?)
* 1930 Tillman Co., OK census, Hunter, 4 Apr. 1930, ED 71-16, p. 2A. 30/33
Choate, Tom M., 80, marr @ age 26, TX MS IL
----------, Josephine, 69, marr @ age 17, TX AL NC
Beard, Ada, dght., 43, Div., age @ 1st. marr. 20, TX TX TX
* 1938 Thomas Mathew Choate died in Foard Co., TX.

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