Nellie Young Swartz and
Mr. Lee Flood married.
Lee is a cousin to
John Wesley Flood, Rodney's father.
For the past few
weeks Mr. Lee Flood and Miss Nellie (Young) Swartz were making
arrangements to marry, and the usual preparations were in progress
at the home of the bride. Last week Lee and Nellie caused quite a
sensation in the home of the young lady by the announcement that
they were already husband and wife, having entered the connubial
state the 10th of lst February at Topeka [Kansas] Why the marriage
was kept a secret, The Recorder has not been informed, but they
received the congratulations of friends and then, last Friday left
for Manhattan where Mr. Flood has a good business and establed a
home prepared for his bride.
Knitting Exhibits Win
Virginia Long who is
but 13 years old, came home from the Kay County Fair in Blackwell
with two blue ribbons for her exhibits in knitting. She competed
with adults who had been knitting for years. Virginia took her first
lesson about a year ago.
The blue ribbons were
first awards in two different classifications. One was for a knitted
skirt and blouse, made for herself; the other award was for a
knitted doll coat.
Virginia is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Long of 620 North Osage Street. She
is a product of Mrs. Nellie Flood's knitting school.
3rd Clipping dated
February 3, 1950
Attended by 200
persons Wednesday evening attended 56th anniversary dinner at the
First Presbyterian church.
J. C. Frazier, vice
moderator of the church, was in charge of the program. A talk was
given L.S. Barnes, and Dr. Roderick J. Jackson, assistant pastor,
gave a devotional service.
Presbyterian church members who were recognized at the meeting are:
Mrs. E.W. White, Mrs. Lola White Johnston, Miss Myrtle McGrew, Mrs.
J.H. Smyth, Mrs. R.W. Morton, Mrs. Jessie Webst, Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Doepel, Mrs. Carrie McLalin, Mrs. E.J. Barrett, Mmrs. Maggie
Childers, --------Mrs. Nellie
M.G. Gill, Mrs. E.E. Koller, Miss Myrtle Smith, Mrs. M.K. Van
Windkle, G. Harold Brett, Mrs. J.P. Barrett, Mrs. J.P. Souligny,
Mrs. Ruth Romary and Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Moore.
They were presented
with pictures of the original First Presbyterian church building in
Pallbearers Named For
Pallbearers have been
announced for the funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Flood, longtime
resident and business woman of Ponca City.
Casketbearers will be
S. Bee Crawford, George Miller, Joe Miller, V.N. Souligny, W.W.
Vance and Durley Wardlow, Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Gentry,
G.J. Harris, Glenn
Paris and J. Robert Mee.
Services will be
Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Grace Memorial Chapel with the Rev,
"Arthur C. Young, minister of the First Presbyterian Church
Burial will be in the
IOOF Cemetery under direction of the Grace Memorial Chapel.
Mrs. Flood who for
many years operated a candy store in earlyday Ponca City and later a
gift and yarn shop, died Monday afteroon at Carthage, Tex., where
she was visiting her son. [Lee]
Rites Saturday for
Longtime Resident, Mrs. Nellie G. Flood.
Funeral services for
Mrs. Nellie G. Flood, 85, of 207 North Third, will be Saturday at 2
p.m. in Grace Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Arthur C. Young, pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating, Burial will be at the
Mrs. Flood became ill
Monday noon while she was visiting her son, Lee, in Carthage, Tex.,
and died later that afternoon.
Ponca Citians living
here in the early 1900's recall with pleasure one of the most
popular spots in town-Flood's Candy Kitchen-located where Eastwood's
Clothing Store is now situated.
became popular not only because of the cand sold there, but because
of the lively and personable young woman who owned and managed
it-Mrs. Nellie Flood.
As her second
business venture in Ponca City she opened a gift shop at 205 North
Third, eventually enlarging it to include a children's shop and
later a knit shop, where she sold yarns and taught knitting and rug
making for many years.
Mrs. Flood did not
retire from active management of her business until after she was 70
Sh vididly recalled
Ponca City when it was a small community of only 1500 people. In
those days there were no electric lights, running water or paved
Mrs. Flood became a
member of the First Presbyterian Church on Feb. 1, 1903. and took an
active part in the Women's Association work. She also took much
pride in her church as it grew. the first small congregation meeting
in a little wooden church building. Then the big red brick church
was constructed at the corner of Fourth and Cleveland. Finally she
knew the satisfaction of worshipping and working in the present
handsome church building at Fourteenth and Grand.
For many years Mrs.
Flood was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and served as
president of the Business and Professional Women's Club. It was
during her presidency that the club took over the temporary
management of Camp McFadden.
Surviving Mrs. Flood
are her son, Lee of Carthage: a daughter, Mrs. LaNona Briggs of
Fairplay, Colorado and one grandson, Michael Flood of Midland, Texas