Christopher Cornelius Trude

Born:Sep 16 1902 In:  Tulsa Indian Territory
Died:Apr 5 1994 (at age 91)In:  Grand Prairie Texas


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Immediate family

Osie Frances Trude (born Gunnells)
His wife
Norma Macalene Cook (born Trude)
His daughter
Betty Lavone Rowan (born Trude)
His daughter
Edna Joan Smith (born Trude)
His daughter
Geraldine Willis (born Trude)
His daughter
Christopher Leon Trude
His son
Franklin Christopher Trude
His father
Vesta Latona Trude (born Guinn)
His mother
Alpha Lowry (born Trude)
His sister
Amos Trude
His brother
Evan Shields Trude
His brother
Caroline Dial (born Trude)
His sister
Francis Luanzo Trude
His brother
John William Trude
His brother


After his mother died, at the age 11, C.C. went to work for his neighbor to eran his room and board and his family called him Cornelius. After awhile his nephew called him the Judge due to the children went to him to settle their differences and disputes. When he turned 12 or so he sold newspaper on the corner in Tulsa. At 14 he got a job at the Western Union delivering telegrams for the City.About 15 and 16 he started to follow the harvest that meant he worked in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska, and then in fall he help couple of his friends with hunting and with trapping animals for fur. And then age 18 he worked for a dairy farm; they also farmed the land to raise food for the cow. He married and then had 4 daughters before he worked for the coal mine, his brother in law worked with him at the mine.

When WWII came Connie went to work as a Unit rig as a machinist building clutch plates and hubs for the Army, and when the war ended so did the job. After that he soon went to work with a friend as a plumber. He retired as a plumber.

He lived by a motto "live by the Golden rule. Do onto others as you would have them do unto you."

1910 OK Fed Census, Tulsa Co, Tulsa Twp, Tulsa W4, ED 322, Sh 21B, fam

463, p 287B.

1920 OK Fed Census, Osage Co, Black Dog Twp, ED 78, Sh 4B, fam 92, p


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