Sarah was the oldest child of Patrick Bohannon and Rixey Watson. Her obituary appeared in The Daily Oklahoman newspaper on 28 July 1956.

Sarah’s obituary, 1956.

“MORRIS…” Morris is a city in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.

“Funeral… was Friday…” This obituary appeared in the Saturday edition of the newspaper, so Friday was 27 July 1956. Sarah was interred at Morris Cemetery.

Sarah’s age given here, 67, doesn’t jibe with the birth date on her birth certificate, 29 December 1887. She would’ve been 68.

“Mrs. Mitchell died Wednesday…” That was 25 July 1956.

“…her husband, Jess…” Jess and Sarah were married circa 1918, according to the 1930 census. I haven’t yet found a marriage record.

“…Mrs. Sylvane Watts…” Sylvania Bohannon, who married James M. Watts in 1917.

“…Mrs. Pearl Jones…” Pearl Bohannon, who married Bryan Jones in 1917. Pearl was Sarah’s half-sister, her mother being Patrick Bohannon’s second wife Mary Wilbanks.

“…Miss Hester Bohanon…” Half-sister, her mother was Patrick’s third wife Mary Graham.

“…Chester Bohanon…” Half-brother, mother was Mary Graham.

“…Loy Bohanon…” Half-brother, mother was Mary Wilbanks.

“…Neal…” Half-brother, mother was Mary Graham.

Bibliography – The Daily Oklahoman – 28 Jul 1956 – Page 21 (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, The Daily Oklahoman, 28 Jul 1956),, Obituary for SARAH M. MITCHELL MORRIS (Aged 67) 28 Jul 1956., Arkansas, Birth Certificates, 1914-1917 (Lehi, UT, USA, Operations, Inc., 2019),,, Arkansas Department of Vital Records; Little Rock, Arkansas; Birth Certificates. Record for Sarah Bohonnon.

Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 10 March 2021), memorial page for Sarah M. Bohannon Mitchell (29 Dec 1887–25 Jul 1956), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32976780, citing Morris Cemetery, Morris, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Yonda Bailey (contributor 46969267) ., 1930 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002. .Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626),,, Year: 1930; Census Place: Morris, Okmulgee, Oklahoma; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0020; FHL microfilm: 2341655. Record for Sarah M Mitchell.

2 thoughts on “Obituary of Sarah Mitchell

  1. Very interesting!!! I have always wondered if your Bohannon’s are related to the Alton Bohannon’s line?? Which would be the Watts line too. Since Alton was from both lines. If you would know this connection – please let me know???


    1. It’s all one big Bohannon bunch going back to Daniel Bohannon and Nipsy Murchison.

      Alton’s line goes like this:
      Daniel Bohannon & Nipsy Murchison > Alexander Bohannon & Mary Cotton > John Bohannon (Patrick’s brother) & Annis Flatt > Euggie Bohannon & Effie Savage > William Alton Bohannon.

      My line goes like this:
      Daniel & Nipsey > William Cornelius Bohannon & Mary Ann Sikes > Mary Matilda Bohannon & John Henry Graham > Daniel Page Graham & Blanche Watts > Dad & Mom > Me.

      Alton is my third cousin once removed on the Bohannon side and my second cousin once removed on the Watts side.


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