Places

  • Tonkawa is also known as: Kay County / Tonkawa city.

Facts

  • Some of the notable people born here have been: Gerald Steichen (conductor).

History

Named after the Tonkawa tribe, the city of Tonkawa was founded in March 1894, by Eli V. Blake and Wiley William Gregory. Blake and Gregory, originally from Kansas, claimed the land that would become Tonkawa in the Land Run of 1893. Prior to the land run, from 1879 to 1885, this area was home to the Nez Perce. During World War II, Tonkawa was home to Camp Tonkawa, a Prisoner of War camp. Camp Tonkawa remained in operation from August 30, 1943 to September 1, 1945. Built between October and December 1942, the 160-acre (0. 65 km) site contained more than 180 wooden structures for 3,000 German POW's as well as 500 U. S. Army guard troops, service personnel and civilian employees. The first prisoners, consisting of German troops from the Afrika Corps arrived in August 1943. During their internment, prisoners labored at local farms and ranches. In November 1943, a prison riot caused the death of a German soldier, Johannes Kunze. Eight prisoners briefly escaped, only to be recaptured. Tonkawa is located at 36°40′49″N 97°18′33″W /...

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Tonkawa Obituaries

It was disclosed by Topeka Capital-Journal on January 23rd, 2015 that Phillip J Sr Rose perished in Topeka, Kansas.  Rose was 68 years old and was born in Tonkawa, OK.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Phillip J Sr's life.

It was revealed by Marion County Record on January 22nd, 2014 that Helen June Beckham (Barney) perished in Kansas.  Ms. Beckham was 81 years old and was born in Tonkawa, OK.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Helen June's life.

It was written by Daily Press on May 19th, 2013 that Jesse West died in Sun City, California.  West was 91 years old and was born in Tonkawa, OK.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Jesse's life.

It was written by Tri-City Herald on January 24th, 2013 that Wilda Jean "Jean" Mendenhall (Spencer) passed away in Pasco, Washington.  Ms. Mendenhall was 89 years old and was born in Tonkawa, OK.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Wilda Jean "Jean"'s life.

It was written by Arizona Republic on December 30th, 2012 that Norman Lee Peterson died in Phoenix, Arizona.  Peterson was 84 years old and was born in Tonkawa, OK.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Norman Lee's life.

It was written by The Lufkin Daily News on July 23rd, 2012 that Joseph George Eckenrode passed on in Lufkin, Texas.  Eckenrode was 88 years old and was born in Tonkawa, OK.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Joseph George's life.

It was revealed by Tyler Morning Telegraph on March 1st, 2012 that Margaret L Flud (Sanborn) passed away in Tyler, Texas.  Ms. Flud was 84 years old and was born in Tonkawa, OK.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Margaret L's life.

It was noted on February 14th, 2012 that Sally Pauline McQuade (Mathews) perished in Tonkawa, Oklahoma.  Ms. McQuade was 81 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Sally Pauline's life.

It was reported by Sacramento Bee on August 11th, 2011 that Lester Ray "Les" Fritts passed away in Sacramento, California.  Fritts was 83 years old and was born in Tonkawa, OK.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Lester Ray "Les"'s life.

It was reported by Oakland Tribune on May 25th, 2011 that Georgia L Seraphin (Becker) died in Hayward, California.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Georgia L's life.

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Ioof Cemetery
5423 21st Ave Ne
Tonkawa, WA 98185

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James Ray Jim Eyler
There he attended the Ralston schools and furthered his education in Tonkawa at the Northern Oklahoma Junior College ... Interment was at Abney Cemetery. Interment and professional services were under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.
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Faye Phillips | Obituary
Faye Phillips, 94, of Tonkawa, Oklahoma passed away March 1, 2008 in Integris ... Arrangements are under the direction of Tonkawa Funeral Home, Tonkawa, Oklahoma. ...
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