Geneva Sackett

(1874-1952)
FatherJasper Newton Sackett (1840-1933)
MotherEmily Jane Corlew (1847-1903)
Geneva Sackett, daughter of Jasper Newton Sackett and Emily Jane Corlew, was born in Litchfield, Montgomery County, IllinoisG, on 20 September 1874.1 She died in Ripley, Payne County, OklahomaG, on 6 April 1952 and was buried at Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, Payne CountyG.1,2 She married first in Payne CountyG in 1891, William Pierce Stollings.1 William was born in Clinton, Henry County, MissouriG, on 10 January 1862.3,2,1 He died aged 73 in Ochiltree County, TexasG, on 14 December 1935 and was buried at Ochiltree Cemetery, PerrytonG.2 Geneva and William were divorced sometime before January 1902 when he married Margaret Stollings in Liberty, Missouri.2 Geneva married second in Grayson, Carter County, KentuckyG, on 31 July 1906, Charles McPhail, her first cousin, son of James McPhail and Maria Sackett.4 Charles died by suicide at home near Ingalls, Payne County, on 29 May 1931. She married third in Perry, Noble County, OklahomaG, on 5 March 1938, Gilbert Edison Shaw.5 Gilbert was born in Hocking County, OhioG, on 16 June 1880.2 He died aged 78 in StillwaterG on 14 May 1959 and was buried at Fairlawn Cemetery, StillwaterG.2
     In 1880 Geneva was living in Spring Valley, Cherokee County, KansasG, in the household of her parents Jasper and Emily, and was recorded in the census as Geneva Sackett, aged five and born in Illinois.6
     In 1900 she was living in Cimarron Township, Payne County, OklahomaG, in the household of her husband William Stollings, 37, a farmer, and was recorded as Geneva Stollings, aged 26. Living with them were their children, Walter, 5, and Jessie, aged two.7
     In 1910 she was living in Cimarron TownshipG in the household of her husband Charles McPhail, 45, a farmer, and was recorded as Geneva McPhail, aged 35. Their daughter Emma, aged one month
was living with them. Also in the household, as a boarder, was James W Sackett, 63, who was an uncle of both Geneva and Charles.8
     In 1920 she was living in CimarronG in the household of her husband Charles, 53, a farmer, and was recorded as Jeneva McPhale, aged 44.9
     In 1930 she was living in CimarronG in the household of her husband Charles, 64, and was recorded as Geneva McPhail, aged 55. They owned their home.10

Mrs. Geneva Shaw
Stillwater—(Bureau)—Mrs. Geneva Shaw, 77, Ripley, died at her home Sunday. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Strode funeral home, Stillwater, with burial at Fairlawn cemetery.
     Mrs. Shaw was a member of the Baptist church and the Women's Relief Corps of Stillwater.
     She is survived by her husband, Gilbert E. Shaw; a son, Walter Stollings, Oklahoma City: a daughter, Mrs. J. S. Thrasher, Booker, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Patty Smith, Arnett, and Mrs. Lou Clary, Moscow, Idaho, and a brother, Elmer Sackett, Pawnee.

The Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, 7 Jul 1952, p 6

Mrs. Shaw
Rites Tuesday

     Mrs. Geneva Shaw of Ripley, a Payne county resident since 1891, died at her home Sunday. She was 77 years old.
     Funeral services will be held at the Strode chapel on Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. with the Rev. A. L. McRill of Ripley officiating. Burial will be at Fairlawn cemetery.
     Mrs. Shaw was born at Litchfield, Ill., Sept. 20, 1874, to Jasper and Emily Sackett.
     She was married to William Stollings in Payne county in 1891. Stollings died in 1935 and she was married to Gilbert E. Shaw at Perry in 1938.
     Mrs. Shaw was a member of the Baptist church and the Womens Relief Corps of Stillwater.
     She is survived by her husband, one son, Walter Stollings of Oklahoma City and one daughter, Mrs. J. S. Thrasher of Booker, Texas. One brother, Elmer Sackett of Pawnee, and two sisters, Mrs. Hatty Smith of Arnett and Mrs. Lou Clary of Moscow, Idaho, also survive along with six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

—Unsourced newspaper image, Find A Grave.


Chas. McPhail Suicide at Farm Home Friday
Sat Down Under Tree and Shot Self Through Heart with Pistol; Burial Set for Friday
     Charles McPhail, 66, farmer living three miles south of Ingalls, committed suicide near his home early Friday morning, May 29, 1931, by shooting himself through the heart with a .45 caliber U.S. government automatic pistol.
     The suicide's body, propped against a tree about 200 yards from his farm house, was found by Mrs. McPhail, who heard the shot.
     Poor health and despondency are thought to be responsible for his suicide, believes Sheriff M. J. Bradley, who with County Attorney Ernest Jenkins, investigated the case early Friday.
     The theory that financial matters may have caused the death was discounted by Sheriff Bradley who said McPhail was a prosperous farmer with considerable acreage in cultivation.
     The decedent is said to have returned home from Ingalls late Thursday in a dejected condition and to have got his gun. Mrs. McPhail removed the cartridges but some time during the night or early morning they were discovered by the decedent. He was seen to leave the home between 5 and 6 o'clock Friday morning and sat down under the tree where he shot himself.
     Charles McPhail was born near Walshville, Ill., October 18, 1865. He was married to Geneva Stallings July 31, 1906. He came to Oklahoma in 1905 and settled on the farm where he lived until his death.
     The decedent is survived by his widow, two brothers, Tead McPhail, Walshville, Ill., and Hall McPhail, Litchfield, Ill; two half-sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Barlow, Walshville, Ill; and Mrs. Mattie Hudspeth, Walshville, Ill; a half-brother, Lon McPhail, Litchfield, Ill.
     Funeral services were conducted at the Strode Funeral home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Stillwater Gazette, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 5 Jun 1931, p 1.


Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church in this city Sunday afternoon for William Pierce Stollings, aged pioneer of Ochiltree county. The deceased was born at Clinton, Missouri on January 10, 1862, and died at his home in the Huntoon neighborhood northeast of Perryton on December 14. He was almost 74 years of age at the time of his death. Interment was in the Ochiltree cemetery.
     Rev. J. M. Sibley was the officiating minister. Active pallbearers were M. H. Crum, K. C. Trosper, Ollie Morris, T. R. Shirley, Dave Hummer and Luther Wade. Honorary pallbearers were Geo. Latham, Geo. Barnett, J. D. Wade, C. E. Woods, J. H. Woodward and J. H. Shearer.
     W. P. Stollings filed on land in Ochiltree county in 1901. On January 29, 1902 he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Stollings at Liberty, Missouri. When just a young man, he made a profession in Christ and united with the Christian Church.
     Surviving relatives are the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Jerry Thrasher, Douglas, Oklahoma; and one son, Walter Stollings of Perryton.
     The deceased during the many years that he has been a resident of this county, had made a host of friends. He was a good citizen, a real neighbor, a loving father, and a faithful husband. He was the owner of a large tract of land and had been very successful in his life’s work as a farmer and stockman.

Ochiltree County Herald, Perryton, Texas, 19 Dec 1935.

Geneva (Sackett) Shaw (1874–1952), Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, Oklahoma
(Src: Find A Grave, CS)
Charles McPhail (1865–1931), Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, Oklahoma
(Src: Find A Grave, David James)

Children of Geneva Sackett and William Pierce Stollings

Children of Geneva Sackett and Charles McPhail

 Notes & Citations

  1. Obituary.
  2. Website Find A Grave.
  3. Census.
  4. "United States Marriages", digital image, Findmypast, "31 Jul 1906, Grayson, Kentucky, Chas. McPhail, of Litchfield, IL, age 40, 1st m., farming, b. IL, father Jas. McPhail b. IL, mother Mariah Sackett b. IL; to Mrs Geneva Stollings, of Penn Co, OK, age 32, 2nd m., b. Litchfield, IL, father Jasper Sackett, mother Emma Corlew."
  5. "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890–1995", digital image, FamilySearch, "5 Mar 1938, Perry, Noble County, OK, Gilbert E Shaw, 57, b. OH, res. Ripley, OK, & Geneva McPhail, 63, b. IL, res. Ripley. Witnesses: Mrs Lillie Guinn, Mrs Sarah E Gue."
  6. 1880 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, NA T9-0376/646A
    Spring Valley, Cherokee, Kansas
    Jasper N. Sackett, head, married, 40, b. IL, farmer, father b. NY, mother b. IL
    Emily J. Sackett, wife, 33, b. IL, keeping house, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Elmer Sackett, son, 14, b. IL, at home, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Geneva Sackett, dau, 5, b. IL, at home, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Jasper P. Sackett, son, 3, b. IL, at home, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Lulu Sackett, dau, 1, b. KS, at home, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
  7. 1900 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 29, Enumeration District 0181, FHL microfilm 1241341
    Cimarron, Payne, Oklahoma, 11 Jun 1900
    Stollings, Wm P, head, b. Jan 1862, 37, m. 9y, farmer, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. TN
    Stollings, Geneva, wife, b. Sep 1875, 26, m. 9y, 2 ch, both living, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Stollings, Walter, son, b. Feb 1895, 5, b. OK, father b. MO, mother b. IL
    Stollings, Jessie, daughter, b. Aug 1897, 2, b. OK, father b. MO, mother b. IL.
  8. 1910 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_1269, p 12A, Enumeration District 0185, FHL microfilm 1375282
    Cimarron, Payne, Oklahoma, 6 May 1910
    McPhail, Charles, head, 45, m1. 4y, farmer, home farm, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, home owned on mortgage
    McPhail, Geneva, wife, 35, m2. 4y, 4 ch, 3 living, farmer, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    McPhail, Emma P, dau, 1/12, b. OK, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, James W, boarder, 63, single, farm laborer, working out, b. IL, father b. US, mother b. US.
  9. 1920 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_1482, p 9A, Enumeration District 170
    Cimarron, Payne, Oklahoma, 27 Jan 1920
    McPhale, Charles, head, 53, farm, general farm, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    McPhale, Jeneva, wife, 44, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
  10. 1930 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 1A, Enumeration District 0002, FHL microfilm 2341659
    Cimarron, Payne, Oklahoma, 2 Apr 1930
    McPhail, Charles, head, 64, m. at 40, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, home owned
    McPhail, Geneva, wife, 55, m. at 16, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 21106
Sackett line8th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American) (#1)
Line 3a (American) (#2)
Generation.Tree9Q.3
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