Vallie or your Uncle Casey was indeed very short, only about 5'4 or 5'5 with his neck stretched...LOL. My dad, is identical to him. They could've been twins in another lifetime. Tine was married to Louella Wachtel, Vallie (Uncle Casey) was married to Annabelle Lee Hammons who died in 1961 via a car wreck in which my dad's entire immediate family was in (including my mother who was pregnant with me, at the time). My grandmother, Annabelle, was in the back seat holding and protecting my infant brother and her injuries were fatal. The car, as I understand it, flipped over end to end several times throwing my pregnant mother from the car, which she swears is what saved her. My father was working that day so he was not present and my Aunt Janice had been driving and I guess just lost control of the car. Vallie (Uncle Casey) died in 1981....I looked it up. It doesn't seem like it had been that long ago, but time flies, I guess. He did work at the Smelter's and I have a call into my dad (Jim Infield) about Tine's grocery store, I may have Tine confused with someone else, I'll double check that. So, when you check the marker next to Tine's grave look for Louella Wachtel Infield or Paul Wachtel Infield. Paul was one of their sons and I believe he died at a fairly young age with no wife or children like before or around 30 years old. Tine and Louella had nine children:
Glenn W. Infield
Guy Ervin Infield
Dewey H. Infield
William Henry Infield
Gail Elsworth Infield - Traci's grandfather
Paul Wachtel Infield
(Vallie Vernon Infield) Born August 30, 1908, Died 1981
Alvin Ray Infield
My father, Jim, is very personable with a dazzling smile. He is a very religious man who is at church as I speak. He is very level headed and even when he is upset, unless you know him very well, you'd never know he was upset as he never raises his voice and speaks in a very level tone. He was in the Navy and lived in Bethany, OK for a good while and then moved to the St. Louis area about 20 years ago and they love it there. My grandmother Annabelle, while I did not ever know her, I hear she was very domesticated, house spic and span at all times, gourmet meals prepared every night (even though she did work--she cleaned houses for doctors and lawyers). She had tea parties, etc., sounds very prim and very proper and she was tall.
What is your father's name, mother's, and grandmother's? Are they all from the Bartlesville, OK area? I actually grew up in Bartlesville and graduated College High School in 1979. I'll let you know what my dad says once I finally talk to him. My mother just told me that Vallie (Uncle Casey) had a brother who lived on or off of Lupa in Bartlesville, OK in a white house....does that ring any bells? Could that be your grandfather, Gail's house? She said he was tall, also.