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Looking for Descendants of Florine Agnes Williams of Verden, OK

I have another item in my family history collection that I would like to return to a descendant of the original owner:

Calling Card, c1936

This young lady was quite easy to find. While Williams can be a bottomless pit to research, her given name of Florine is quite unusual.

A quick online check discovered that she was Florine Agnes Williams, born 21 December 1919, probably in Verden, Grady County, Oklahoma. That makes her a classmate of my mother-in-law.

Florine was the daughter of Chester P. Williams and Florence Agnes McMullen, both born in Oklahoma. They had several children; Florine was the eldest.

  1. Florine Agnes, born 21 December 1919, Verden, Grady, Oklahoma; died 23 February 2001, Medford, Oregon; married (1) Mr. Tester, before August 1954 (2) Mr. Pellet, before January 1960 (3) Donald Calvin Durham, before October 1966. He was born c1914, Oklahoma; died 1989.  Her obituary named her as Florine Agnes (Williams) Tester, but I haven’t been able to find a transcription or abstract of the details.
  2. Norma E., born c1926; died after 1940 census
  3. Richard George, born 22 February 1927, Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma; died 28 November 2004, Ventura, Ventura, California.
  4. Joann or Emma Joe, born c1930; died after 1940 census.

It appears that after she graduated from Anadarko High School, Class of 1936,  Florine attended the University of Oklahoma and is found in the 1940 yearbook.

There is one person who has her in their family tree. I have messaged this person and am hoping to hear back from them. It appears that Florine had at least one daughter with Donald Durham and that daughter married and has four children. I would love to send this card back home so I hope I hear back soon.