Biographical Sketch of Mrs. May Rhomer

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See Grant and Oolootsa)-May, the daughter of Calvin Jones and Emma Walker (McCoy) Hanks, was born at Webbers Falls July 19, 1872; was educated at Webbers Falls and the Female Seminary.

She married April 15, 1888, Frank Rhomer, born Jan. 6, 1863 in New Orleans, La.

They are the parents of Emma Nora, born February 2, 1889; May Frances, born November 17, 1891; Margaret Bell, born April 2, 1894; and Fannie Charlotte Rhomer, born March 20, 1896. The Rhomers are farmers near Webbers Falls.

Margaret Belle Rhomer married Robert Preston Vann, Jr. of Webbers Falls. Mr. Vann was killed in action Sept. 12, 1918 in France. His body was sent back home to his wife Margaret Belle and was buried by her in the National Cemetery at Ft. Gibson, Aug. 10, 1921.

May Frances Rhomer married Charles F. Ross, grandson of Andrew Ross. Their children are Charles Rhomer Ross, born at Webbers Falls; Beulah May Ross, born at Webbers Falls February 5, 1918 and Robbie Belle Ross born at Webbers April 6, 1919. They now live in Sapulpa, Okla.

Calvin Jones, son of Robert Taylor and Margaret Ann Ward (Morgan) Hanks, was born February 8, 1836, and married April 11, 1861 Emma Walker McCoy, who was born April 3, 1841. He was a private in Captain John S. Vann’s Company, and in Captain Samuel Gunter’s Company in the Confederate army. He was elected Councilor from Canadian District August 5, 1867; and Senator from the same District August 6, 1887. He died May 1, 1879.

Mrs. Emma Hanks, nee McCoy died February 8, 1900. They were the parents of Mrs. May Rhomer.

MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 Web. 19 December 2014. - Last updated on Nov 29th, 2012

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