Note: Information from Find a Grave Altha Adelaide Jerome was born in Adair County, Illinois, March 22, 1855. She was the third child of Orrin Stephen & Phoeba (Davis) Jerome.
Altha's brothers and sisters were,
Chauncy, Benjamin, Menerva & Mansfield Jerome.
Altha was first married to John William Stone, Dec. 24, 1871, John passed away on Nov. 2, 1873. Altha & John had a son, John Robert Stone, who married Mary Jane 'Jenny' Elliott, March 17, 1896 in Payne County, Oklahoma. Jenny's parents were, Waymond C. & Martha Ann (Caroll) Elliott.
John and Jenny Stone's children were,
Wayman, Ralph Elliott, Carl H., Frank F., Madeline M., & Ralphine M.
Altha married Anderson Jane (Ank) Molloy, March 11, 1875 in Linn County, Missouri. Altha & Ank's children were, Daniel A. (Bert), Phoebe H. Kane, Eunice L. Adams, Orein A., Authur G., Ora E. (Mcguire, Noah), Leroy, & Luther W.
Anderson Jane (Ank) Molloy passed away March 11, 1875.
Altha married Hiram Myrick a widower July 3, 1905. There were no children to this union.
The Molloy family came to Oklahoma Territory, from Linn County Missouri, first setteling north of Guthrie Oklahoma. A son Luther was born there March 19, 1891.
Anderson J. (Ank) Molloy took a claim in the Sac & Fox Territory, one mile south and six miles east of Perkins Oklahoma, described as the SW 1/4 of Section 7, Township 17, Range 4, East. in 1891 on a horse nammed (Tag) which Mansfield Jerome, Altha's brother borrowed to make the Cherokee Strip land run on Sept. 16, 1893. Mansfield filed a claim, SW 15-20-2W.. in Noble County Okla. at the Land Office in Perry Oklahoma. The Molloy land is no longer in the family but the Jerome land is.
The first wood home built on the Molloy homestead was lost in a fire, Adelaide had fancied up her home by covering the bare walls with muslin. One evening while returning from the cotton field two of the Molloy children, Roy & Ethel were attempting to light a kerosene lamp when it overturned and caught the muslin on fire. Soon the whole house was in flames and the family lost all their clothes and household possessions.
Altha lost three of her children, Authur, Orein A. & Leroy, Authur died at age 11, 1892 an was the first person burried in the Oak Dale Cemetery, Agra, Lincoln County Okla. Land was given for the cemetery by Roland Gooch. Orein A. 1917, buried at Oakdale. Leroy died July 3, 1925, and is burried in the Perkins Cemetery, Altha passed away July 7, 1925, four days after her son Leroy.
Altha stayed on the farm and raised her family, she was a good mother and highley thought of by friends and neighbors.
Thanks to Joyce Stanton, Mrs. Luther, (Florence L. Case), Molloy, & Darren Jerome.
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