b. 30 June 1901, d. May 1981
- Irene Colligan was born on 30 June 1901 in Pennsylvania.
- The following appeared on 4 August 1930 in The Bradford Era: Miss Jane Markham and J. H. Markham, sr., of Congress street and Miss Irene Colligan of Jefferson street, have returned from Kanse, where they attended the obsequies of Harold Clayson.
Mrs. John H. Markham, jr., of Tulsa, Okla., who was in Kane Saturday to attend the funeral services of her brother, Harold Clayson, which were held in Kane Saturday, was the guest yesterday of John H. Markham, sr., and daughter, Miss Jane Markham, of Congress street. Mrs. Markham left last night for Chicago where she will visit enroute to her home in Tulsa.
- The following appeared on 9 October 1936 in The Bradford Era: An October wedding of interest will take place this morning in the Holy Family Cathedral, Tulsa, Okla., when Miss Irene Colligan, well known Bradford girl, becomes the bride of Hayes Simpson, son of Mrs. Thomas A. Simpson of Tulsa.
The bride will be lovely in a coronation red velvet model, empire style. The only trimming on the wedding gown will be a rhinestone neck clip and a matching buckle at the waistline. Her jacket is princess style, with a shirred waistline and a perky bow in the back. Her May Wine chiffon felt hat is trimmed with imported feather flowers.
A wedding breakfast will be served to 50 guests afterward at the Hotel Tulsa. For her going away costume, the bride has chosen a rust colored wool suit, trimmed with mole and a brown hat and accessories.
When they return from their wedding trip to Texas, the couple will reside at 630 North Park avenue, Shawnee, Okla.
Miss Colligan has been honored at a series of pre-nuptial parties. She is a graduate of the Bradford High school and has been identified with the L. E. Mallory and son offices for some time. Mr. Simpson, who has often visited here, attended Notre Dame university and is employed by the Sinclair Prairie company, He is a grandson of the late John H. Markham, pioneer oil producer.
- She married Thomas Hayes Simpson, son of Thomas Arthur Simpson and Mabel Emily Markham, on 9 October 1936 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Holy Family Cathedral.
- The following appeared on 2 February 1939 in The Bradford Era: Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Simpson of Shawnee, Okla., are the parents of a daughter, born yesterday afternoon in Shawnee. Mrs. Simpson formerly was Miss Irene Colligan of Bradford.
- The following appeared on 16 June 1939 in The Bradford Era: Mrs. Hayes Smpson and daughter, Mary, of Evansville, Ind., are guests of the former's brother, John Colligan of Jefferson street.
- Thomas Hayes Simpson appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, at 910 Bellemeade Avenue. Other members of the household included Irene Colligan, Mabel Emily Markham. In 1935 Thomas and his mother were living in Enid, Oklahoma, and Irene in Bradford, Pennsylvania.
- The following appeared on 6 June 1940 in The Bradford Era: Mrs. Hayes Simpson and daughter, Mary, who had been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Knerr of East Main street, have returned to their home in Evansville, Ind.
- The following appeared on 30 September 1940 in The Bradford Era: Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Simpson of Evansville, Ind., are the parents of a daughter born Saturday in Oklahoma City, Okla. Mrs. Simpson is the former Miss Irene Colligan of this city.
- The following appeared on 18 July 1942 in The Bradford Era: Word has been received here of the birth of twin sons to Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Simpson in the St. Marys hospital in Evanston, /[sic/] Ind. Mrs. Simpson is the former Irene Colligan of this city. The boys have been named Tom and John.
- The following appeared on 30 August 1950 in The Bradford Era: Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Simpson and children, Oklahoma City, Okla., will leave today for their home after a visit with Mrs. Simpson's brother, Tom R. Colligan, Jefferson St.
- Irene Colligan became a widow at the January 1979 death of her husband Thomas Hayes Simpson.
- Irene Colligan died in May 1981 at age 79.
- She was interred at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
- Last Edited: 24 Apr 2014