I am trying to see if I can find any additional information about the death of my paternal great grandmother, Della Mixon Reese. She and her husband Joseph T. Reese homesteaded land in Nara Visa in 1913. They lived in a dugout house on their land. At one point in 1916 Della became sick, was hospitalized for a time, saw a doctor and eventually succumbed to her illness on August 20, 1916.
Her husband took her body back on he train to Oklahoma leaving his 13 year old daughter Lena and 9 year old son Joe in the care of someone there in Nara Visa. He was gone long enough that the family adopted the children. Joseph returned, proved his land, sold it to pay medical bills and by 1920 he and children were living in Joplin Mo.
I am interested to know if there are any records in addition to what I have outlined that maybe available for Della.