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 #
Adair, George Tulsa Tribune 01/08/1982
Adair, James Tulsa World 10/28/1981
Adair, John Cornelius Tulsa Tribune 11/19/1974
Adair, Kinnie Tulsa World 05/27/1986
Adair, Maggie Tulsa Tribune 07/20/1971
Adair, Nona Robert Tulsa World 12/17/1973
Adair, Oscar Lee Tulsa Tribune 01/07/1975
Adair, Rebecca Tulsa Tribune 12/18/1978
Adair, TO Tulsa World 06/21/1981
Adair, Vernie Ruth Tulsa World 03/16/1972
Adair, Viola May Tulsa Tribune 04/03/1968
Adair, Walter Tulsa World 10/22/1990
Adair, Walter R. Tulsa World 04/12/1966
Adair, Walter R. Tulsa Tribune 04/12/1966 23
Adair, Walter R. (Russ) Tulsa World 04/14/1966
Adair, WC Tulsa Tribune 04/11/1980
Adam, August C Tulsa Tribune 05/06/1975
Adam, Howard D Tulsa World 03/08/1989
Adamkovits, Julius John Tulsa World 12/23/1975
Adams, Ada B. Tulsa Tribune 07/18/1966 29
Adams, Addeline Brothers Tulsa World 10/18/1981
Adams, Alice Allen Tulsa Tribune 10/06/1976
Adams, Allen Robert Tulsa Tribune 10/01/1984
Adams, Allene Tulsa World 05/19/1984
Adams, Alvin W Tulsa World 06/19/1981
Adams, Andrew Tulsa World 10/14/1970
Adams, Andrew Tulsa Tribune 07/16/1982
Adams, Anna B Tulsa Tribune 07/16/1982
Adams, Annetta ''Nettie'' Tulsa World 04/05/1988
Adams, AO Tulsa World 10/06/1971
Adams, Arbra Tulsa Tribune 11/14/1988
Adams, Arthur W Tulsa World 12/10/1973
Adams, Barbara Irene Tulsa Tribune 06/12/1964 44
Adams, Berdie Tulsa World 01/26/1985
Adams, Bertie Tulsa Tribune 08/18/1969
Adams, Bertie Tulsa World 08/19/1969
Adams, Bessie Tulsa Tribune 12/23/1968
Adams, Bessie Francis Tulsa Tribune 03/25/1977
Adams, Bill M, Sr Tulsa Tribune 02/07/1976
Adams, Billie Ann Tulsa World 10/28/1968
Adams, Blanche Irene Tulsa World 02/08/1983
Adams, Canda Dawn Tulsa Tribune 07/08/1971
Adams, Carl W. Tulsa Tribune 07/23/1966 8
Adams, Carolyn Tulsa Tribune 08/13/1983
Adams, Catherine L Tulsa Tribune 12/31/1983
Adams, Charles Tulsa World 11/23/1965
Adams, Charles A. Tulsa World 11/24/1965
Adams, Charles A. Tulsa World 11/24/1965
Adams, Charles A. Tulsa Tribune 11/23/1965 22
Adams, Charles B Tulsa Tribune 08/16/1983