John is the taller of the two boys.
HIGH SCHOOL, 1931
At this time John and Ross's wrestling team
had just won the State Championship wrestling title. His weight was 155
and Ross's was 115.
Ross went on to wrestle for Oklahoma State
University and then went on to the Olympics in Germany in 1936. This was
just before the war and Hitler's coming into power. Hitler was in the
audience at the time Ross was there at the Olympics.
Ross was inducted into the National Hall of
Fame for his achievements with wrestling. Spouse of Aaron Ross Flood is
Mary Jane Selph, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Mary Jane taught Home Economics at
Stillwater High School, also she taught English. Children of Ross &
Mary Jane are:
1. Bobbie Louise Flood Lewallen born July
7, 1941 Spouse: Richard Wayne "Dick" Lewallen, born 2/3/42.
2. Judy Lynne Hill, born August 15, 1943 Spouse: Marshall Lewis
Hill, born 2/10/37
3. Thomas Ross Flood, 2/18/49 Spouse: Cynthia "Cindy"
Buck, July 22.
Parents of Mary Jane Selph are:
Harry Harbour Selph and Jesse Hannah Annis
- Harry was 97 when he died; Jessie was 78.
"Harry was five years old when the
Dalton boys came through the town looking for his girlfriend Belle Starr.
Harry had been playing marbles in the street with his friends when they
heard shooting. He had been told to run for the cellar when and if such an
event was to occur. Mrs. Selph had made a cake when she ran to the cellar.
When she came back to the house, the cake was gone.
Harry's father was the Doctor in Ingallis,
Oklahoma. One of the Dalton's had been shot and came to him to have the
bullet removed. The good doctor didn't ask for money..... but the Daltons
left him a bag of money anyway." This was called the battle of
Ingallis. Harry was known to make the statement that he and his brother
kept the bank open during the depression through their deposits. Harry was
a grocery man, but as a child had picked cotton for 25 cents a day.
It is rare for people to laugh at a funeral
but the preacher telling these stories had the audience chuckling over
their remembrance of the events surrounding Harry Harbour Selph's life.*
*As remembered by Mary Jane Selph, daughter
of Harry Selph.