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 #
Adams, Charles Everett Tulsa World 07/27/1970
Adams, Charles Howard Tulsa World 05/26/1989
Adams, Charles Ides Tulsa Tribune 07/15/1968
Adams, Charles Ides Tulsa World 07/16/1968
Adams, Charles W. Tulsa Tribune 06/15/1966 68
Adams, Charley Gordon Tulsa Tribune 01/26/1985
Adams, Chester W. Tulsa World 01/13/1962 10-Funeral
Adams, Chester W. Tulsa World 01/13/1962 20-Obit
Adams, Christopher Tulsa Tribune 11/09/1978
Adams, Clara Mae Tulsa Tribune 09/25/1967
Adams, Clarence A ''Buster'' Tulsa Tribune 07/05/1979
Adams, Clarence H. Tulsa World 02/13/1964 39
Adams, Clarence H. Tulsa Tribune 02/12/1964 42
Adams, Clarence H. Tulsa Tribune 02/12/1964 49
Adams, Clarence Thomas Tulsa World 04/13/1988
Adams, Claude L Tulsa Tribune 08/11/1971
Adams, Coronetta F Tulsa World 10/22/1985
Adams, Curtis Tulsa Tribune 06/02/1965 47
Adams, Curtis H. Tulsa World 03/17/1966
Adams, Curtis H. Tulsa Tribune 03/16/1966 52
Adams, Dana Lee Tulsa World 12/31/1967
Adams, Dana Lee (daughter of Mr/ Tulsa Tribune 01/01/1968
Adams, Dave Tulsa World 12/31/1974
Adams, David Ben Tulsa World 08/07/1974
Adams, Dora E Tulsa Tribune 04/23/1984
Adams, Dorothy O Tulsa World 05/21/1976
Adams, Edward Tulsa Tribune 02/19/1970
Adams, Elaine Tulsa Tribune 07/27/1982
Adams, Elmer C. Tulsa World 01/27/1965
Adams, Elmer C. Tulsa Tribune 01/27/1965 8
Adams, Emma B Tulsa World 05/28/1990
Adams, Emmett H Tulsa Tribune 12/04/1978
Adams, Ernest Bailey Tulsa World 09/28/1967
Adams, Ernest B Tulsa Tribune 09/27/1967
Adams, Ernest Jr Tulsa World 01/07/1981
Adams, Ernest P. Tulsa World 12/04/1964 47
Adams, Esther H Tulsa World 02/23/1978
Adams, Ethel Tulsa World 01/21/1986
Adams, Etta M Tulsa Tribune 02/09/1967
Adams, Etta M Tulsa World 02/10/1967
Adams, Etta M Tulsa World 02/09/1967
Adams, Eva Marie Tulsa World 09/23/1984
Adams, Felix Tulsa Tribune 08/05/1966 43
Adams, Fleedia H. Tulsa Tribune 03/04/1965 38
Adams, Fleedia Henley Tulsa Tribune 03/04/1965 4
Adams, Florence Tulsa Tribune 12/15/1973
Adams, Florence E Tulsa World 06/20/1981
Adams, Florence M Tulsa Tribune 09/25/1974
Adams, Frank C Tulsa World 02/23/1969
Adams, Frank C Tulsa Tribune 02/24/1969