Victor James Lockett 1900-1981

Victor was born June 21, 1900 in Montpelier, Blackford County, IN.  His father was James Martin Lockett and his mother was Mary McClunny.  Victor has two older brothers, Amzie Samuel (also known as Happy) and Lyman Eugene.  It is believed that Victor's father, James was working in the Indiana oil fields until around1907-08, when the family moved to Oklahoma.

Victor appears in the 1910 Federal Census, Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Bixby Township. Enumerated on May 5, 1910. He is in the household of James Martin Lockett. His age is listed as 9 and birth place is listed as Indiana.  Victor registered for the World War I Draft on April 12, 1918, he was 18 years old, was a student and living with his father in Glenpool, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

Victor later appears in the 1920 Federal Census, Oklahoma, Washington County, City of Bartlesville. Enumerated on March 16, 1920. He was living at a rooming house, his age is listed as 19 years, his profession is listed as a Roustabout in Oil Field, his birth place is listed as Indiana.

Victor married Helen Kelsey Dresbach on June 21, 1925 (probably in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).  He Next appears in the 1930 Federal Census, Oklahoma, Wagoner County, City of Wagoner. Enumerated on April 19, 1930, as Lockett, Victor J., his age is listed as 29 years, his profession is listed as a Teacher for the Public Schools, his birth place is listed as Indiana. Victor is listed as head of household with his wife Helen K. age 32 years, birth listed as Missouri and daughter Madge H. age 2 11/12ths. birthplace listed as Oklahoma.

Victor held the position of Principal for Fairfax High School and later Superintendent of Schools.  Victor and Helen had more children (two boys) and eventually settled in Fairfax, Osage County, Oklahoma where they spent the remainder of their lives.  Victor died March 07, 1981, almost two years after his wife Helen and is laid to rest in the Fairfax Cemetery located in Fairfax, Osage County, Oklahoma.

 Submitted by M. Lockett 5/10/2008

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