Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This is a picture of my great-great-grandfather, William Harmon Proffitt, the father of Hassie Cora Proffitt, my great-grandmother. He was born 12 Jul 1871 in Jefferson County, Tennessee, and died 3 Jul 1944 in Alva, Woods, Oklahoma. He married Emmer Link Baker on 17 Dec 1896 in Chestnut Hill, Jefferson, Tennessee. The family moved to Oklahoma, where six of their seven children were born, around 1899. He was a circuit-riding preacher for the Methodist Episcopal Church. They lived in several different counties in Oklahoma, primarily in northwest and north central Oklahoma.