Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for Sarah Rector

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Sarah Rector
(1902 - 1967)

Sarah Rector became a millionaire at a very young age!

Ms. Rector and her family had Creek Indian heritage and all received land grants from the Dawes Allotment Act shortly before Oklahoma became a state.  Sarah got 160 acres that her father leased to the Devonian Oil Company in order to raised money to pay the $30 annual tax bill.   Oil was struck and what started out as $300 a month income from the oil, became over $11,000 a month!!
By age 18, Ms. Rector owned stocks & bonds, a boarding house, a bakery, a cafe, and 2000 acres of good land.

As with anyone who comes into a lot of money there was misinformation, legal and financial struggle and of course the moochers.

While the Rector's were well-educated, lived in a modern home and owned an automobile, some claimed they were ignorant and wore rags and her estate was being mis-managed and squandered.
 Ms. Rector married twice and had 3 sons.  She passed away at age 65.



  1. I like your theme. Sarah Rector seems to have had a very interesting life.
    ~Visiting from AtoZ

    1. Thanks! Its a shame her and her family had to go thru all the hassle that seems to go along with having a lot of money.

  2. I have never heard of her.
    Good to know. :)

    1. I wonder what her sons are doing now. I didn't see what her married names were so that would take some deeper digging.

  3. Her son's name are Kenneth Jr., Clarence, and Leonard Campbell. These are the kids she had with her first husband whose name is Kenneth Campbell.


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