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, Alta S. Tulsa Tribune 04/18/1972
Wright, Alton E. Tulsa Tribune 01/19/1983
Wright, Andrew Tulsa Tribune 05/24/1970
Wright, Anna Tulsa Tribune 07/01/1965 49
Wright, Annie Tulsa World 07/02/1965
Wright, Annie Tulsa Tribune 07/02/1965 33
Wright, Annie Tulsa World 07/02/1965
Wright, Arthur C. Tulsa World 09/26/1970
Wright, Arthur Park Tulsa World 07/30/1969
Wright, Arthur Park Tulsa Tribune 07/30/1969
Wright, Arthur Thomas Tulsa Tribune 01/29/1965 21
Wright, Arthur Thomas Tulsa World 01/30/1965
Wright, Arthur Thomas Tulsa World 01/30/1965
Wright, Auda Tulsa Tribune 10/28/1968
Wright, Authur Tulsa World 09/25/1970
Wright, Barbara J. Tulsa World 12/27/1988
Wright, Barton Tulsa World 10/20/1964 24
Wright, Ben Tulsa World 09/25/1978
Wright, Ben O. Tulsa World 03/06/1967
Wright, Bertha Tulsa World 12/31/1974
Wright, Bertha mae Tulsa World 10/31/1990
Wright, Billy Tulsa World 05/02/1978
Wright, Bobby Tulsa Tribune 05/30/1989
Wright, Bobby Dean Tulsa World 01/01/1984
Wright, Calvin J. Tulsa World 09/29/1966 82
Wright, Calvin J. Tulsa Tribune 09/28/1966
Wright, Carl Tulsa Tribune 03/03/1964 27
Wright, Carl Tulsa World 03/04/1964 3
Wright, Carl H. Tulsa World 04/08/1974
Wright, Carl M. Tulsa Tribune 06/04/1979
Wright, Carl N. Tulsa Tribune 12/21/1981
Wright, Carol Joan McGee Tulsa Tribune 03/25/1965 4
Wright, Cecil D. Tulsa World 02/18/1975
Wright, Charles Brent Tulsa World 09/10/1984
Wright, Charles Thomas Tulsa Tribune 01/16/1969
Wright, Charles Thomas Tulsa World 01/17/1969
Wright, Charlotte Tulsa World 03/01/1988
Wright, Cheryl G. Tulsa Tribune 11/16/1968
Wright, Chester B. Tulsa Tribune 07/07/1969
Wright, Chester B. Tulsa World 07/07/1969
Wright, Clarence G. Tulsa Tribune 08/17/1966 56
Wright, Clarence G. Tulsa World 08/18/1966 67, c
Wright, Clarence H. Tulsa World 01/03/1975
Wright, Clarence J. Tulsa World 08/17/1966 25, c
Wright, Clarence W. Tulsa Tribune 11/30/1987
Wright, Clarence W. Tulsa World 11/30/1987
Wright, Claude L. Tulsa Tribune 07/25/1977
Wright, Clifford Earl Tulsa Tribune 05/20/1971
Wright, Clifford Theodore Tulsa World 01/20/1987
Wright, Connie Tulsa Tribune 10/05/1979