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Orvel Edwin Hooker Sr.


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Orvel Edwin Hooker Sr. 18

  • Born: 4 Jul 1893, Browning, Linn, Missouri, USA 37
  • Marriage (1): Atha Geneva King on 20 Aug 1916 in Bynumville, Chariton, Missouri, USA 36
  • Marriage (2): Mildred Irene Landon on 23 Nov 1933 in Kennett, Dunklin, Missouri, USA
  • Died: 13 Oct 1948, Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, USA at age 55 38,39
  • Buried: 15 Oct 1948, Maple Cemetery (Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, USA) 37,40

bullet   Cause of his death was Cancer 38.,39


bullet  General Notes:

O.E. Hooker Dies at Caruthersville, Mo.

Orval(sic) E. Hooker, former prosecuting attorney of Pemiscot County and a leader in Republican county politics died at his home Wednesday night, October 13, of cancer. He was 55.

Mr. Hooker came to Caruthersville in 1919 as high school principal. Later he was superintendent of schools at Hayti, during which time he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1925.

He leaves his widow, his father, John T. Hooker, his brother, Glenn Hooker, of Ferguson, Mo., and a son O.E. Hooker, Jr., of Ouachita College, Ark.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church, October 15, in Caruthersville.

The above article was taken from the St. Louis Star-Times.

Orvel was a teacher during the regular school year and attended the First District Normal School (later named Northeast Missouri State Teacher's College and now Truman University) in Kirksville, Missouri summer sessions each year, 1911 through 1918. He also did some correspondence work for at least one term (Fall 1915). He received this elementary teaching certificate in August 1914, his 30 hour and 90 hour certificates in August 1916, and his 120 hour certificate and B.S. diploma in August 1918.

While a student at First District Normal School, Orvel held these teaching positions during the school year: Elementary grades, Browning, Missouri (1913-1915); Teacher, Pollock, Missouri (1915-1916); Principal, Dawn, Missouri (1916-1917) $720 salary; Superintendent, Prairie Hill, Missouri (1917-1918) $1125 salary; Superintendent, Caruthersville, Missouri (1918-1919) $1200 salary.

Source: St. Louis Star-Times

Orval(sic) E. Hooker, the son of John T. Hooker, died 13 Oct 1948 aged 55 years. Services held in Caruthersville MO. Leaves the widow, a son O.E. Hooker Jr of Ouachita College, AR; father and brother Glenn of Ferguson MO; cousins Mrs O.T. Johnson and Miss Pauline Hooker of Browning MO and Mrs William Stark of Centerville IA.

Source: The Browning Leader-Record [Issue 21]
Date: Oct 1948
Location: Browning, Linn, Missouri, USA 38

bullet  Death Notes:

55 Years, 3 Months, 9 Days


bullet  Life Events:

1. Occupation: School Principal & Superintendent/Lawyer. 38

2. Church Affiliation: Baptist. 38

3. Education: Northeast Missouri State Teacher's College (BS-Education), 1918, Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, USA.

4. Organization: Freemason. 41

5. Census: Little Prairie Township (Caruthersville), Jan 1920, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA. 42

6. Census: Little Prairie Township (Caruthersville), 12 Apr 1930, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA.


Orvel married Atha Geneva King, daughter of John Wesley "J. W." King and Eva Summers, on 20 Aug 1916 in Bynumville, Chariton, Missouri, USA.36 (Atha Geneva King was born on 18 Oct 1893 in Bucklin, Linn, Missouri, USA,43 died on 12 Feb 1931 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA 44 and was buried on 16 Feb 1931 in Maple Cemetery (Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, USA).). The cause of her death was Peritonitis, following an operation for Appendicitis 38.,39

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Place: Home of John Thomas Hooker
Presiding: Rev. William Young 45


Orvel next married Mildred Irene Landon on 23 Nov 1933 in Kennett, Dunklin, Missouri, USA. (Mildred Irene Landon was born on 29 Feb 1908 in Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, USA,46 died on 26 Jul 1990 in Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, USA 46 and was buried on 28 Jul 1990 in Maple Cemetery (Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, USA) 46.). The cause of her death was Natural/Presumed to be Myocardial Infarction 38.,39

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