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Marriage: Children:
  1. Ruth Augusta Alston: Birth: 18 AUG 1909 in Waldron, Scott, Arkansas. Death: 27 JUN 1992 in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma, USA

  2. William Corder Alston: Birth: 24 SEP 1913 in Gillham, Sevier, Arkansas, USA. Death: 15 OCT 2006 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA


Sources
1. Title:   Checotah newspaper: 50th Wedding Event Set for W. C. Alstons
Page:   50th Anniversary write up
2. Title:   1910 United States Federal Census
Page:   Year: 1910; Census Place: De Queen Ward 2, Sevier, Arkansas; Roll: T624_66; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0171; FHL microfilm: 1374079
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;
3. Title:   1930 United States Federal Census
Page:   Year: 1930; Census Place: Checotah, Mcintosh, Oklahoma; Roll: 1914; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 0004; Image: 123.0; FHL microfilm: 2341648
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;
4. Title:   1920 United States Federal Census
Page:   Year: 1920; Census Place: Checotah, McIntosh, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1471; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 42; Image: 738
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;
5. Title:   U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Page:   Registration State: Oklahoma; Registration County: McIntosh; Roll: 1851809
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;
6. Title:   Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;
7. Title:   1940 United States Federal Census
Page:   Year: 1940; Census Place: Checotah, McIntosh, Oklahoma; Roll: T627_3310; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 46-5A
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;
8. Title:   Web: Oklahoma, Find A Grave Index, 1800-2012
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;
9. Title:   U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Page:   The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Oklahoma; State Headquarters: Oklahoma
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;
10. Title:   U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;
11. Title:   1900 United States Federal Census
Page:   Year: 1900; Census Place: Monroe, Sevier, Arkansas; Roll: 76; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0151; FHL microfilm: 1240076
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;
12. Title:   Oklahoma Pharmacist Journal
Page:   Article When Treasurer of the Pharmacy Board
13. Title:   Alston Bible, Present Owner: Alan B. Smith
Page:   William Corder Alston married Bertha F. Presson October 18, 1908

Notes
a. Note:   60 years Masonic Pin presented by Neal S. Johnson
 Became a Mason in 1906 in DeQueen, Arkansas
 He is a 32nd degree Scotish Rite Mason in the McAlester Consistory andis a member of the Bedouin Shrine, Muskogee
b. Note:   Prsident of the State Board of Pharmacy under Governor's
 Holloway,Phillips,Kerr
 Past president of Rexall State Druggists Assn
 Past president of Checotah Lions
 32nd degree Mason
 50 years continuous service on the Board of Stewards at First MethodistChurch
 Director of the People's National Bank 1921- 1958
  From Typed Genealogy page
 W. C. (William Corder) Alston, born September 24,1881, Chapel Hill,Arkansas (Sevier county)
 Another piece of paper says born at DeQueen
 Schools:Chapel Hill DeQueen, Arkansas
 Union Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
 University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, Senior class president
 Another piece of paper says 7 yrs at Univ of Arkansas
  1905Graduated in Pharmacy, University of the South, October 26, 1905
  1906Started working in drug store, DeQueen, Arkansas
  1908Married Bertha Presson, Lockesburg, Arkansas, October 18, 1908
  1909Moved to Waldron, Arkansas, in drug store with Mr. Harvey.
 He sold his interest and returned to DeQueen, Arkansas
  1910Moved to Gillham, Arkansas, drugstore, associated with C. C. Goff.
 Later bought Goff interest and named Alston Drug Store.
  1915Sold drug store to Herbert Alston and moved to Willburton,Oklahoma
 Purchased Red Cross Drug Store from Dr. Horine.
  1917Sold Red Cross Drug Store to R. L. Hickman and Jim Huskins.
  1917Moved to Checotah, May 1917, bought Rexall Drug Store from JohnBain.
  1921Charter member of Checotah Lions Club, December 1921
  1944Sold Rexall Drug Store, Checotah, to Ed Lynn and C. B. Dodgen,November, 1944.
  1946President of Checotah Lions Club, 1946-47.
  1958Celebrated 50 years continuous service on Board of Stewards,Methodist Church
 November, 1958
  1961Moved from Checotah, Oklahoma to 2024 E. 20th Street, Tulsa,Oklahoma
  1961Received 50 year Pharmacy pin. President of Board of Pharmacy1943-44.
 Member of Board of Pharmacy for 12 years under four governors,
 Holloway, Johnson, Phillips, and Kerr.
 1964Moved into Oklahoma Methodist Manor, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  1967Recognition for 60 years membership in Masonic Lodge.
 Became a Mason in DeQueen, Arkansas, 1906
  W. C. Alston is survived by:
 Daughter:Mrs. H.B. Smith, Chickasha, Oklahoma
 Son:Dr. Wm. C. Alston, Jr. Tulsa Oklahoma
 BrothersIrl Alston, Red Oak, Oklahoma
 Roy Alston, Lawton, Oklahoma
 GrandchildrenAlan Smith, Lake Jackson, Texas
 Wm. C. Alston III, Tulsa, Oklahoma
 Merrilyn Alston, Tulsa, Oklahoma
 Robert Alston,Tulsa, Oklahoma
c. Note:   Found on loose note in The Alstons and Allstons of North & South Carolina
d. Note:   Married at bride's sister's home in Foreman by
 Rev. Arch Turrentine, minister M.E. Church
 Witnesses:
 Mr. & Mrs. George N. Cannon
 Margaret Presson
 Mrs. Effie Jones
 Herbert Alston
 Booker Latimer
  Newspaper write-up of wedding of W. C. Alston Sr. and Bertha FlorencePresson
 Last Sunday at high noon, Mr. William Corder Alston of this cityand Miss Bertha Florence Presson of Lockesburg were united in marriage,at the home of the bride's sister in Foreman.
 The wedding was a quiet home affair, only a few friends andrelatives of the young couple being present.
 Mr. And Mrs. Alston left soon after the ceremony for Dallas, Texas, to spend a few days, after which they will be at home to their friendsin De Queen.
 The groom is one of the most popular and successful young businessmen of De Queen, being interested in and manager of the Model DrugStore. The bride is the accomplished daughter of Rev. R. A. Presson ofLockesburg, is a social favorite there and wherever known.
 Their many friends here and at Lockesburg extend heartycongratulations.
 Mrs. Effie Jones, Herbert Alston and Booker Latimer attended thenuptials from De Queen.
  From writeup of 50th Wedding Anniversary in Checotah, Oklahoma
 On Friday, january 21, 1877, at what is now DeQueen, Arkansas, Mr. andMrs. E. S. Alston were united in the holy bonds of wedlock and fornearly 40 years resided in that immediate vicinity.
 In 1917 they moved to Oklahoma, locating on a farm just west of thiscity where they continued to reside until about two years ago when theypurchased the old Dr. Watkins property in the northwest part of thecity. During their residence here they have made a large circle ofclose friends, all of whom extend congratulations in the celebration oftheir half century of married life.
 Mr. and Mrs. Alston are the parents of five children, as follows"
 Mrs. Neal Callahan, of Vicksburg, Mississippi
 E. R. Alston, of Gillham Arkansas,
 H. C. Alston of Hot Springs, Arkansas
 Irl Alston of Cushing, Oklahoma and
 W. C. Alston of this city. One other son died in infancy.
 Both Mr. and Mrs. Alston have enjoyed splendid health until a short timeago when the former underwent a serious operation.
 A family celebration was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Alstonat which all the children together with Mrs. E. R. Alston and Mrs. IrlAlston were present.
 Mr. and Mrs. Alston were the recepients of many letters and cards ofcongratulations both from their many friends here and their old hometown -- DeQueen.


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