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|Alfred Lewis Van Tuyl 1914|
They had five children;
Judith Ann Died at birth, May 24, 1941
Charles Don July 5, 1942 Married Lisa Sandell Brandt
Margaret Louise October 1, 1943 Married James Hartshorn
Patricia Ann August 27, 1946 Married Lesley Gleaves
Rebecca Jo December 21, 1953 Married Michael Kohen Tabor
Verna was an elementary school teacher at the Porter School, while living with her grandparents on the Conley farm, two miles south of the Van Tuyl farm. Verna's father Benjamin Franklin Conley retired from the railroad and became an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Her mother was one of the original enrollees of the Cherokee Nation. Verna's Grandfather, Benjamin Barnett Conley was a successful farmer. Alfred worked in oil fields in Illinois, and during the last 20 years of his life worked for Douglas Aircraft and American Airlines in Tulsa. He also acquired two farms near Porter. Alfred's hobby was treasure hunting, and he traveled all over Oklahoma and Arkansas with his metal detector. He never found any treasure, but had a lot of fun. Alfred and Verna were members of the Church of Christ
Pictured left: Charles Don, Margaret Louise, Patricia Ann. Taken in front of their house on South Street, Grayville, Illinois. Pictured Center: Patricia Ann and Margaret Louise. Pictured right: Rebecca Jo.
Pictured left: Alfred and Verna in 1972. Pictured center: Alfred Lewis Van Tuyl shortly before his death. Pictured right: Verna Conley Van Tuyl.
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