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The Family of Linda Sue (Dyer) Craig

Updated May 9, 2009

Linda Sue (Dyer) Craig
1525 Reding Drive
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73119
United States

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I would love to share my love of history and of my family with
anyone who is interested in sharing it with me. I knew none
of my grandparents so I had very little knowledge of them,
especially since my parents were the babies of their families. The only thing that I really had was hearing old family stories by some of my older relatives. I remember my Aunt Bessie telling me how her grandmother, Julia Standley Helm came to Oklahoma in a covered wagon with her family. I would imagine that was a very trying time with several children in tow. I have really loved connecting with distant relations on both
sides of my parents families. I have made several strong bonds
even though I have never met them personally. Related families include: Shott, McBride,Jones, Dyer,Shoemaker, Walker, Dicey, Powell, Standley (Stanley), Helm, Goldman, Gholson, Heffington, and many others..I am leaving this as a heritage for my children and their children and any future generations to know where and who they came from. As with any family there are good and bad relations found. I have found many good ancestors in our past clear back to prior to the forming of the United States. I have discovered Senators,judges, and lawyers, along with several Physicians including one who was the only Physician in Collin County, Texas during the Civil War period. I am proud to come from this lineage of great Americans. I have crossed the water on some of my family tree lineage and have now come across Sirs, ladys, magistrates, Dukes, Earls, and even kings in my heritage. I am so happy that I began this conquest of my past. It has given me a good feeling and since of belonging to the entire world. Feel free to contact me or to copy any of the information that I have gathered from boxes in court house basements, from Historical societies, word of mouth of older relatives, and going thru many old cemeteries in search of headstones. If you have new information on this family, I would love for you to share it with me. I hope that anyone reading and looking at this site can gain some knowledge and help with their personal quest in delving into their past. Please don't hesitate one bit about contacting me. I would really love to include your family information on this page as well. My files include well over 2000 individuals and is impossible to include everyone on this page, but I will try to do so. I recently had the opportunity to meet cousins that I had never met before, when on July 15, 2006 we all met together to replace my great-grandfathers Civil War Headstone. It was really a very special day in many ways. I found that I had more family and now have pictures of many that have gone on to a better place. I hope to continue to had to my family try and find even more family members. Would love to hear from anyone in these families.

My Family History


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  • My Family Tree (1297 KB)
    This is my family that I have obtained information on. Most of my information has been well documented.

Family Photos

  • Bartlett Standley (7 KB)
    Bartlett (Tack) Standley lived in Bosworth, Missouri at the time of his death. He was a very colorful individual. Father: Hugh Standley Mother: Deliliah Ashby Daughter: Julia Standley Helm Married (1) Nancy Mahaney 12-5-1855 at Carroll County, MO Married (2) Catherine (Forrest) Addis Miles
  • Herbert Jones and Family (167 KB)
    This picture is of my Uncle Herbert and his wife Myrtle and two of their children: Mabel and Herbert Jr.
  • Virgil Lee (Ted) Jones and Eva (McAffrey) Jones (190 KB)
    This picture was taken shortly after they were married. Am unsure if this was taken here in Oklahoma or in Arizona where they moved looking for work.
  • Julia Standley Helm (77 KB)
    Julia is the daughter of Bartlett Standley and Nancy Mahaney. She married Lina P Helm. They moved from Bosworth, Missouri to Earlsboro, Oklahoma. Their oldest daughter, Edna Blanche was my grandmother thru her second husband Dock David Dyer.
  • Ellis Pat Jennings (3 KB)
    family picture
  • Dock David Dyer (78 KB)
    Dock was born in McKinney, Texas area to Martin VanBuren Dyer and Palina Powell. He moved to Oklahoma near the Roff area in the late 1800's. He and his second wife Edna Blanche Helm Littleton was the parents of my father, Virgil Wallace Dyer
  • Charles Jennings & Elgie Dyer (8 KB)
    Wedding Photo
  • Herbert and Myrtle Jones (23 KB)
    This is their wedding picture. I wish to thank my cousin, Norma Jean Jones Jernigan for the copy.
  • Thomas Jefferson Powell (13 KB)
    Son of Dr. David Ellis Powell and Lucinda (Shoemaker) born December 17, 1847 and died on January 3, 1904 in Collin County, Texas
  • Virgil Wallace Dyer (49 KB)
    Son of Dock David Dyer and Edna Blanche Standley Littleton, and my father
  • Sarah Catherine (Powell) Hart (25 KB)
    Daughter of Dr. David Ellis Powell and Lucinda Shoemaker Powell. Wife of Henry Hart. She was born in Missouri and died at Collin County, Texas.
  • Thomas Dyer (14 KB)
    Son of Dwight Dyer and Thursa Frances (Powell) Dyer. He was born about 1871 and died about 1883 in Texas.
  • Foster H. McBride and Dartha Lavina (Jones) McBrid (6 KB)
    I was sent this picture by another family member and it was such a good picture that I felt I should share it with others.
  • Charles Dyer, Rhoda, Minerva, Catherine (5 KB)
    This is a picture of Charles Dyer, his wife Rhoda Ann Smith, Minerva Dyer (Baby) and his mother Catherine Minerva Dyer (wife of Benjamin F Dyer)
  • Harlen Jones (40 KB)
    Pictured with Cousin Virginia Jones Jacobson
  • John and Angela on her Wedding Day (35 KB)
    This was taken on July 16, 1988 on our daughters wedding day at South Woodward Church of Christ
  • Uncle Monroe and Aunt Opal (11 KB)
  • Thad and Alma Littleton and children (61 KB)
    Top: L-R Delores(Stans wife), Jimmy, Alice(Thad Jr wife), Thad Jr., Billy Joe, Delores, Betty Middle: Stan, Thad, Alma, and Mr. Lemmon (Delores's hus) Floor: Dick, Ronnie (Thad Jr's son) and Tom
  • Benjamin Humphries and Joanna Helm Humphries (697 KB)
    Joanna is sister of Lina P. Helm
  • Hugh Shott (566 KB)
    Hugh Shott is my great grandfather. He was married twice: 1)Louisia McBride 2) Nancy Atlanta Kinley. My grandmother, Nancy Annie Shott was from his second marriage.
  • Richard Helm (757 KB)
    Richard Helm was the father of my great grandfather Lina P. Helm
  • Lina P Helm (54 KB)
    Father of Edna Blanche Helm. Husband of Julia Standley. He is buried in Seminole, Oklahoma next to his wife.
  • Delila Ashby (122 KB)
    She is the mother of Bartlett(Tack)Standley. She was born in 1805 and is buried in Wharton Cemetery in Bosworth, Missouri not far from her son
  • Michael Wylie (15 KB)
    School Picture made for the 1991-92 school year at Western Heights High Schooll
  • Palina Powell Dyer and family members (57 KB)
    Back Row (L-R) John Perkins, Lee Mattox, Pet Whitaker; Middle (L-R) Delia Dyer, Perlina Powell Dyer, and wife of Lee Mattox Front Row: (L-R) Eva Jennings, Oscar Jennings, Ellis Jennings, unknown infant of Lee Mattox
  • Delia Dyer (16 KB)
    This was taken from a family photo. Delia was married to Mr. Maddox, Mr. Whittaker and a Mr. Meadows.
  • Richard Hathaway Helm and Stella (Cook) Helm (1174 KB)
    Richard is the son of Richard and Eleanor (Smith) Helm and brother to my great grandfather, Lina P. Helm
  • Cleason and Annie Jones (26 KB)
    This is a digital printout of an extremely old picture while still in the frame. Did not want to take a chance in hurting the picture by taking it out of the frame.
  • Louis C. Cooper and Belle (Dyer) Cooper (6 KB)
    Belle is the daughter of John Richard Dyer and Palina Ann (Powell) Dyer and sister of my grandfather Dock David Dyer
  • Edna Blanche Helm (Littleton) Dyer (48 KB)
    Edna Helm was the daughter of Bartlett Standley, and was first married to John Wesley Littleton and then was later married to Dock David Dyer (my grandfather)
  • Willia Jean (Billie) Littleton Samples Boyer (21 KB)
  • Hugh Shott (40 KB)
    This is Hugh Shott, son of Caleb Shott, father of my grandmother-Nancy Annie Shott Jones
  • James Standley (146 KB)
    James was born in 1792 and died in 1874. His parents were John and Rebecca (Shinn) Standley. His wife was Mary "Polly" Trotter.
  • Leon Willard Jones (22 KB)
  • Elizabeth Victoria (Peyton) Standley (58 KB)
    Elizabeth was the wife of James Milton Standley
  • Cleason and Nancy Annie Jones (39 KB)
    Cleason and Nancy Annie with their boys, L-R Monroe, Herbert, Willie and Hugh
  • Norman Jones (5 KB)
    Son of Herbert Lester Jones and Myrtle Wood
  • Bartlett Christopher (Tack) Standley (58 KB)
    Headstone Picture

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