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The Flood's - John Wesley Flood and Aaron Ross Flood

John Wesley Flood and Aaron Ross FloodDecember 28, 1910

John is the taller of the two boys.


At this time John and Ross's wrestling team had just won the State Championship wrestling title. His weight was 155 and Ross's was 115.

Ross went on to wrestle for Oklahoma State University and then went on to the Olympics in Germany in 1936. This was just before the war and Hitler's coming into power. Hitler was in the audience at the time Ross was there at the Olympics.

Ross was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for his achievements with wrestling. Spouse of Aaron Ross Flood is Mary Jane Selph, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Mary Jane taught Home Economics at Stillwater High School, also she taught English. Children of Ross & Mary Jane are:

1. Bobbie Louise Flood Lewallen born July 7, 1941 Spouse: Richard Wayne "Dick" Lewallen, born 2/3/42.
2. Judy Lynne Hill, born August 15, 1943  Spouse: Marshall Lewis Hill, born 2/10/37
3. Thomas Ross Flood, 2/18/49  Spouse: Cynthia "Cindy" Buck, July 22.

Parents of Mary Jane Selph are:

Harry Harbour Selph and Jesse Hannah Annis - Harry was 97 when he died; Jessie was 78.

"Harry was five years old when the Dalton boys came through the town looking for his girlfriend Belle Starr. Harry had been playing marbles in the street with his friends when they heard shooting. He had been told to run for the cellar when and if such an event was to occur. Mrs. Selph had made a cake when she ran to the cellar. When she came back to the house, the cake was gone.

Harry's father was the Doctor in Ingallis, Oklahoma. One of the Dalton's had been shot and came to him to have the bullet removed. The good doctor didn't ask for money..... but the Daltons left him a bag of money anyway." This was called the battle of Ingallis. Harry was known to make the statement that he and his brother kept the bank open during the depression through their deposits. Harry was a grocery man, but as a child had picked cotton for 25 cents a day.

It is rare for people to laugh at a funeral but the preacher telling these stories had the audience chuckling over their remembrance of the events surrounding Harry Harbour Selph's life.*

*As remembered by Mary Jane Selph, daughter of Harry Selph.



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