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Friday, December 20, 2013

Wahl Family: Anna Classen Wahl Helene Sophia Classen was born the daughter of German immigrants, Anton Henry Classen, Sr. and Fentye Gommels (Brauer) Classen.
She came to Oklahoma in October of 1889 to join her brother Anton H. Classen.

Her daughters were : Lydia Wilhelmina (Mrs. Walter H. Rhodes), Pauline Mary (Mrs. Earl DuWain McBride) and Frances Ruth (Mrs. Wayde McAlister). Her son-in-law, Dr. Earl D. McBride founded the McBride Clinic and the Bone and Joint Hospital
She helped to plant the trees on the boulevard in Edmond as well as Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City.
She was a member of the German Methodist Church and later Wesley United Methodist Church. 


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