Death Notice

The Death Notice Index is a database listing the dates of death notices that have appeared in the Tulsa World and Tulsa Tribune. Death notices are posted by the funeral home and contain references to the date of death and the date and location of funeral services. Obituaries are provided and purchased by the family and, though they vary in length, can provide biographical data and information on the survivors of the deceased. Because not every family purchased an obituary, this database, in general, indexes death notices only. The Central Library has both the Tulsa World and Tulsa Tribune on microfilm in the Research Center on the 4th floor. Copies or scans can be made from the microfilm.

The Death Notice Index contains the name of the person and the date the death notice appeared in the newspaper, covering the years 1963-1990 in the Tulsa World and 1964-1990 in the Tulsa Tribune.

Sometimes, the name you are searching is not listed. It may help to try a different spelling of the person's last name. There are many different ways to spell certain names, such as Lewis, Louis, Luis, or Stevens, Stephens, or Elliott, Elliot, Eliott, Eliot. If you are uncertain of the spelling of a last name, put the first few letters of a last name, such as "She", which will bring up names from Shea to Shewmaker.

Occasionally, there are articles about deaths and the death notices do not appear in the newspapers. In those cases, the dates and/or page numbers of the articles appear in the index.

For death notices from 1989 to the present, library customers with a valid library card can search the Tulsa World online via a library subscription service either at their neighborhood library or with through their own Internet connection.

For more information on obituaries, death notices, and newspaper articles, please visit the local history subject guide.

Title Newspaper Publication Date Page #
Wright, Guenetta Tulsa Tribune 05/29/1969
Wright, Gustevia Tulsa World 12/07/1990
Wright, Harley D. Tulsa World 07/28/1986 B7
Wright, Harlold J. Tulsa World 12/29/1965
Wright, Harold A. Tulsa World 12/29/1978
Wright, Harold H. Tulsa Tribune 04/21/1981
Wright, Harold H. Tulsa Tribune 11/29/1973
Wright, Harold J. Tulsa World 12/28/1965
Wright, Harold J. Tulsa Tribune 12/27/1965 6
Wright, Harold J. Tulsa Tribune 12/27/1965 25
Wright, Harold J. Tulsa Tribune 12/28/1965 23
Wright, Harry Hollis Tulsa World 04/04/1969
Wright, Hazel E. Tulsa World 02/24/1987
Wright, Helen Tulsa World 08/02/1989
Wright, Henry F. Tulsa Tribune 03/07/1973
Wright, Herman Tulsa World 08/29/1985
Wright, Herman F. Tulsa Tribune 09/26/1968
Wright, Hubert E. Tulsa World 01/11/1983
Wright, Hugh Tulsa Tribune 04/14/1965 44
Wright, Hugh Tulsa Tribune 04/14/1965 59
Wright, Hugh Tulsa Tribune 04/16/1965 33
Wright, Hugh Tulsa World 04/14/1965
Wright, Hugh Tulsa World 04/16/1965
Wright, Hugh Tulsa World 04/16/1965
Wright, Hyacinth M. Tulsa Tribune 10/20/1984
Wright, I. S. ''Hank'' Tulsa Tribune 03/24/1969
Wright, Inez M. Tulsa World 04/24/1979
Wright, Izenta (Mrs. Myron A.) Tulsa Tribune 11/20/1967
Wright, Jack D Tulsa World 12/05/1966
Wright, Jack D. Tulsa World 12/05/1966
Wright, Jacob Calvin Tulsa Tribune 02/28/1966 6
Wright, James Emmitt Tulsa World 12/30/1976
Wright, James Lonso (Buck) Tulsa Tribune 12/08/1965 10
Wright, James Lonzo (Buck) Tulsa Tribune 12/08/1965 56
Wright, James O. Tulsa World 08/21/1985
Wright, Jay Elmer Tulsa World 03/18/1984
Wright, Jerry Wayne Tulsa World 01/07/1989
Wright, Jess L. Tulsa World 10/12/1971
Wright, Jesse (Jack) Tulsa World 01/30/1964 3
Wright, Jesse (Jack) Tulsa World 01/30/1964 4
Wright, Jesse Guy Tulsa Tribune 01/29/1964 39
Wright, Jewel Tulsa World 02/17/1989
Wright, Jimmy Tulsa Tribune 04/21/1987
Wright, Joe R. Tulsa Tribune 04/02/1986
Wright, John Austin Tulsa World 04/01/1986
Wright, John B. Tulsa Tribune 04/21/1980
Wright, John C. Tulsa Tribune 07/29/1966 48
Wright, John E. Tulsa World 04/07/1987
Wright, John Edward Tulsa World 09/06/1971
Wright, John L. Tulsa World 05/13/1963 7