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Tim Sawyers II George M ended up in Fairfax, Osage County, Oklahoma, He was my Great Grandfather, My Grandfather, Alvin R. Must have been named after his Uncle, Lewis Alvin. I remember my Grandfather mentioning his uncle Fount, but not the other two, however my Mother said that she thinks Benjamin Terry is Buried in the Fairfax Cemetery. I the terrain does look like that in the area around Fairfax, maybe between there and Greyhorse. I can't confirm this, it just an a (educated?) guess
Jun 23, 2010 · Reply
Sherri Durmis Tim,
Lewis Alvin was my G. Grandfather, there was another brother his name was John L. Sawyers he spent time in prison my dad told me, although he never told me why he was in there to begin with. He just told me stories about how he boxed and was quite the card shark. Dad always talked about his Uncle Fount, I remember him telling me how he always wore a Stetson Hat and big belt buckles and was a real Lady charmer, I sure wish I would have wrote all those stories down, Lewis Alvin also owned and operated L and A casing Company in Oklahoma was an oil drilling company, although I cannot find any information on it as of yet.
Nov 01, 2012 · Reply
Sherri Durmis also..I have Benjamin Terry buried in Fairfax, Ok. in my file.
Nov 01, 2012 · Reply
Tim Sawyers II Yes, I think Benjamin Terry was on they called Uncle Dee. I am the same way i heard all of these stories when I was a kid, but can't remember any of them now, I've slept since then! There was several family members in Fairfax, My great uncle Ray Lived there, Aunt Pearly, Uncle Stanton, Even Aunt Lois lived there for a while at least last time i knew her whereabouts. Uncle Dale lived in Ponca City, and Uncle Bud, Lived in Duncan, OK.
Nov 02, 2012 · Reply
Sherri Durmis Dad told me they called George “Steer” and Lewis Alvin “Bay Jack”, I did write that down, I only remember him referring to Benjamin Terry as Uncle Terry but Dee sounds familiar to me as well but that may have been what my Grandmother (Juanita Sawyers) called him. He wanted me to go with him to OK. for a Sawyers reunion we talked about it and he was going to find out information on it but he got sick with lung cancer and passed away 5 years ago. He also told me two of the brothers worked for an oil drilling company there before Lewis did, (I can’t remember which two) and he came to get a job there but the owner didn’t think he could handle the job as he was a small man, his brothers assured the owner that he could outwork and lift any man he had there so he hired him. Eventually Lewis bought one of the owners old rigs and started his own company.
Nov 02, 2012 · Reply
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