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, Martha Elizabeth (Mrs. Ja Tulsa World 07/03/1978
Wright, Martha Faye (Mrs. Joseph Tulsa Tribune 07/19/1969
Wright, Martha Faye (Mrs. Joseph Tulsa World 07/20/1969
Wright, Marthena Ettamae Tulsa World 06/24/1963 12
Wright, Mary Tulsa World 07/01/1986
Wright, Mary Belle Tulsa Tribune 03/17/1981
Wright, Mary Cecelia Tulsa Tribune 06/30/1986
Wright, Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. Char Tulsa World 05/25/1978
Wright, Mary W. Tulsa Tribune 07/30/1973
Wright, Mattie Tulsa World 03/24/1970
Wright, Mattie Lucille Tulsa World 01/11/1990
Wright, Maude Tulsa World 02/24/1963 11
Wright, Maxine Tulsa World 02/01/1986
Wright, Melvin Isaac Tulsa Tribune 07/29/1969
Wright, Mildred Tulsa Tribune 01/23/1990
Wright, Mildred R. Tulsa World 12/06/1988
Wright, Mrs. John Tulsa World 07/09/1965
Wright, Mrs. Leslie Ozell Tulsa World 07/10/1965
Wright, Mrs. Pearl Tulsa World 02/15/1965
Wright, Myrtle Anna Tulsa Tribune 03/21/1973
Wright, Nathan Tulsa Tribune 01/13/1970
Wright, Nelle Forrest Bright (Mrs Tulsa World 10/02/1978
Wright, Nettie Tulsa Tribune 12/04/1972 9C
Wright, Nettie M. Tulsa World 07/20/1989
Wright, Noble Tulsa World 11/24/1967
Wright, Nomah (Mrs. Benny) Tulsa World 01/14/1982
Wright, Nona Tulsa World 05/02/1987
Wright, O.Z. Tulsa Tribune 10/16/1969
Wright, Oleta Tulsa World 10/15/1971
Wright, Oliver Nelson Tulsa World 04/25/1987
Wright, Ollie Tulsa Tribune 11/17/1979
Wright, Orie Dean Tulsa Tribune 02/27/1978
Wright, Orin Tulsa World 03/31/1984
Wright, Orville Tulsa Tribune 01/14/1977
Wright, Otis Tulsa Tribune 09/28/1970
Wright, Park G. Tulsa Tribune 08/07/1984
Wright, Patrice M. Tulsa World 02/21/1989
Wright, Paul Lawrence Tulsa Tribune 10/14/1969
Wright, Pearl Tulsa Tribune 02/15/1965 27
Wright, Pearl M. (Mrs. Harold) Tulsa Tribune 04/20/1968
Wright, Phoebe Edith Tulsa World 02/15/1989
Wright, Richard T. Tulsa World 05/14/1978
Wright, Rilda R. Tulsa World 03/08/1985
Wright, Robert Tulsa Tribune 08/30/1988
Wright, Robert Tulsa Tribune 02/04/1980
Wright, Robert Tulsa Tribune 04/25/1966 10
Wright, Robert A. Tulsa World 02/15/1970
Wright, Robert D. Tulsa World 10/02/1981
Wright, Robert D. Tulsa Tribune 10/02/1981
Wright, Robert Joe Tulsa Tribune 05/13/1965 56