Jackie Mae Phinney was born to Otis Henry "Tige" Phinney, Jr and Odessa Leon "Toots" Hibler on March 30, 1928 on Texas St. in Graham, Young County, Texas. She was their first child.
Jackie was named after Tige's sister's nickname, Jackie. Her birth name was Gladys Thelma Phinney. She was always called Aunt Jack as Jackie would be years later.
Birth record for Jackie Mae Phinney
ca 1928 Jackie Mae Phinney
ca 1929 Jackie Mae Phinney
By 1930, Toots and Tige are living in Graham on Texas St. in Graham, Texas. The 1930 census is the first one that Jackie appears on.
1930 Census for Otis, Odessa, and Jackie Phinney
Jackie's father, Tige, moved to Graham, Young County, Texas when he was still in his teens. His brothers, Bill and Glenn, owned the Phinney Brothers' Meat Market and slaughterhouse. On May 7, 1926, in Young County, Tige married Toots Hibler, whom he had met a few years earlier when his brother, Glenn, married Toot's sister, Ethel Hibler.
Below is a picture taken in 1930 at Tige's brother, Glenn's, ranch in the South Bend area of Young County, Texas for a weekend of branding cattle. The slaughterhouse was in the same area.
This picture was taken by Johnnie Ward around 1930. It was published in the
in 1972 on the celebration of the centennial.
This picture of Jackie was taken by Johnnie Ward on the same weekend around 1930.
It looks like Jackie's Uncle Glenn is in the background of the picture.
With the slaughterhouse in the background this was taken 1930 - unknown person, Jackie, Toot's, Jackie's mother
from left to right: seated man unknown, man standing Tige Phinney,
Glenn William Phinney, Sr,
Ethel Hibler Phinney (Toots' sister and Glenn's wife), man seated unknown,
little girl is Jackie Phinney, tall man standing
at far right Oats Phinney, Jackie's grandfather. The men unknown are probably Gordon Ward and Ward Spivey.
Jackie's father, Tige, moved to Graham, Young County, Texas when he was still in his teens. His brothers, Bill and Glenn, owned the Phinney Brothers' Meat Market and slaughterhouse. On May 7, 1926, in Young County, he married Toots Hibler, whom he had met a few years earlier when his brother, Glenn, married Toot's sister, Ethel Hibler.
During the depression Tige and Toots shared a home with Gordon and Johnnie Ward. Ward and Marie Spivey lived next door. All living on Texas St in Graham, Texas. These three couples made it through the depression together and were lifelong friends.
Tige had a talent with horses and had Jackie riding a horse before she could walk and he taught her how to be a great horsewoman. At a very young age he had her breaking horses. He saw that she had a knack for it.
This is Jackie riding next to their home on Texas St.
This is Jackie riding near the meat market's slaughterhouse.
Tige's brother Glenn William Phinney, died in 1931 from a freak accident at the slaughterhouse. Glenn's wife and Toots'sister started having an affair with on of the employees of the meat market. She soon fired Tige and married the employee and let him run the meat market. This was during the depression. After Glenn's death the meat market soon went under.
On August 4, 1932, Toots and Tige had a second child, a baby boy they named Glenn after Tige's brother that had passed away the year before. Tige's father, Oats, died on July 9, 1935.
This is Jackie holding her little brother, Glenn. They remained very close all their lives.
Jackie and Glenn ca 1934
Jackie on the bigger tricycle with Glenn on the back ca 1934. The other children are their cousins.
Jackie and Glenn attended the Graham schools. After the depression the family bought a house on Southview St in Graham and went to Shawnee School which was very close.
ca 1936 on family vacation - Toots in front with Glenn, Jackie, and Tige behind her
Jackie on the left and Glenn on the right. Either getting ready for the rodeo or rodeo parade.
Jackie in the middle of the first row seated in the striped dress.
Glenn and Jackie's crawfish catch
From l to r: Jackie's aunt, Ethel Hibler Phinney Morrison, Jackie Phinney,
Glenn Phinney (on horse), Lula Mozell Bates Hibler (Jackie's grandmother)
Jackie, Tige, Glenn
A day in the snow - Glenn, Jackie, Toots. Tige was taking the pictures.
By 1940 census, Tige, Toots, Jackie, and Glenn live on South View St. in Graham, Texas.
1940 census shows Otis, Odessa, Jackie, and Glenn living on South View St in Graham, Texas
Glenn, Jackie, Tige getting ready for rodeo.
Jackie at rodeo
As his father before him, Tige had a reputation as a good horse trader. He taught Jackie the same. She made money by horse trading. She would break horses than sell them. She opened a checking account with $200.00 she earned from a horse trade. That was good money back then.
In 1940, Tige had heard about a new event at the rodeo for women and children called barrel racing. He suggested to Jackie that she might enjoy it. He set up some barrels for her and they started training horses to run them. She not only enjoyed it she was good at it.
Jackie won suitcase the winning the barrel racing at the rodeo
Jackie hugging a horse
Jackie Phinney riding on South View St
Jackie Phinney probably sent to Bill
Jackie Phinney getting ready for a formal dance
Jackie Phinney getting ready for a formal dance
Graham High School Class of 1945
Jackie at neighbors on South View St.
Jackie was a flag bearer in high school
In high school Jackie started dating Bill Ribble. When he became of age he joined the marines in the winter of 1945. In the fall of 1944 he played high school football. The team's name was the steers. Bill broke a steer that he rode during half-time and in town parades.
Bill on Blackie working with the flag. The girl holding the flag pole is Bill's girlfriend, Jackie Phinney
Jackie's love of aniimals shows in this picture.
Bill took leave in the last week of May 1945 to marry Jackie Phinney, daughter of Tige and Toots Phinney. He only had 15 days leave.
Bill Ribble and Jackie Phinney's marriage license.
They married on May 22, 1945. Wayne Roye and another classmate went with them to a town close to Graham. Although she had already taken all her exams, there was a couple more days until graduation. The dean of students Mrs. Howell, told her that she couldn't graduate if she got married. That is why they went to a nearby town. Before the ceremony, Mrs. Howell told the class that Jackie had an announcement to make. This took Jackie by surprise but she quickly told the class that she and Bill were getting married right after graduation and the entire class was invited. Once they sat down for the ceremony she whispered to the person on each side of her that they had already gotten married so. The class was small and it didn't take long for every one to know. They all kept the secret and speak of it at their reunions.
Wedding day photo
Jackie and Bill
When his leave was over he reported to California. While he was there, Jackie road the train out there to join him. The Marines had told them that they would have no advanced notice when they shipped out or where they were going. Bill told Jackie that if he didn't come home at regular time, she would know that he had been shipped out. When that day came Jackie rode by home on the train and stayed with her parents until he was discharged.
Jackie playing with pets in the snow.
The first Sunday of the month of June, has always been Gooseneck Day. It has been called a homcoming day, a pioneer day, and a clean-up day. Lunch is pot luck and there is a short church under the tabernacle. On Sunday, June 6, 1948, there were 5 generations of male Ribble in attendance. They sat on a bench in front of the rock wall of the tabernacle at Gooseneck to have their photograph taken. Below is that picture.
June 6, 1948 - W.A. "Bill" Ribble, Horace Ribble (Bill's son), H.L. Ribble (Bill's great grandson),
Billy Loyd Ribble (Bill's great grandson), Wayne Ribble (Bill's great great grandson)
Jackie holding a little girl and Bill holding Wayne on an oil rig. Other man unknown.
Jackie, Wayne, and Bill
Toots, Wayne, and Jackie Easter Sunday, April 17, 1949
Wayne, and Jackie Easter Sunday, April 17, 1949 at his grandmother, Toots', home.
On December 7, 1949, Bill and Jackie's second child a little girl, Cheri (pronounced Cherry) was born.
Jackie, Wayne, and Cheri - December 1949
Jackie and Cheri
Cheri, Jackie, and Wayne - Easter Sunday, March 25, 1951
Jackie and Cheri ca 1952
On August 5, 1954, another child, Dana Ribble was born. And then again on November 16, 1955 another little girl was born. She was named Penny Ribble. A couple of months after Penny was born Bill decided to move the family to Blanchard, Oklahoma. His father, HL, had been a ranch foreman there for several years and needed help. They only lived there for around a year when the owner of the ranch sold it and the new owner did not need a foreman. Bill and Jackie and kids moved back to Graham.
Dana Ribble born August 5. 1954
Christmas Eve, Saturday 1955 - Jackie holding baby Penny,
Bill sitting on
floor holding Dana,
Cheri, and Wayne
Back of the previous picture - Moved to Oklahoma on Tuesday, December 27, 1955
Spring of 1956 in Oklahoma - l to r: back row Baby Penny, Jackie,
front row Cheri, Dana
Back row Penny in Jackie's arms, Jackie, Bill front row Cheri, Dana, Wayne
By 1957, they moved back to Graham. Bill went back to being a roughneck in the oilfields around Graham.
Christmas Eve of 1966 - l to r back row: Tige Phinney, Toots Phinney, Jackie Phinney Ribble,
Bill Ribble, Cheri Ribble, Wayne Ribble back row: Marige Stone Phinney, Dana Ribble,
Karon Phinney, Vicki Phinney, Penny Ribble (Glenn Phinney taking picture)
Christmas Day of 1966 - l to r back row: Wayne Ribble, Jackie Phinney Ribble, Bill Ribble,
Glenn Phinney. (Margie Phinney taking picture)
front row: Cheri Ribble, Dana Ribble, Penny Ribble,
Tige Phinney, Karon Phinney, Toots Hibler Phinney, Vicki Phinney in front of Toots.
On July 28, 1965, Tige Phinney, Bill's, father in law, died of a heart attack. Below is the Christmas of 1965, which is the first Christmas without Tige.
Christmas of 1965 - standing by door l to r: Glenn Phinney, Toots Phinney, Wayne Ribble.
On couch l to r: Cheri Ribble, Jackie Ribble, Bill Ribble.
Row by nativity Vicki Phinney, Penny Ribble, Karon Phinney. In front of Vicki is Dana Ribble. (Margie Phinney taking picture)
Bill Ribble Family portrait 1966 from top to bottom - Wayne, Dana, Cheri, Jackie, Penny, and Bill
In the 1970s, H.L. and Jimmie retired and moved back to Graham. Bill worked oilfield until the late 1960s were he had an opportunity to work at Ft. Wolters in nearby Mineral Wells, Texas as a helicopter mechanic. When Ft. Wolters was closed down they moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, where he was a helicopter mechanic for Petroleum Helicopters.
H.L. and Jimmie Ribble in Graham visiting Bill
from l to r: Bill Ribble, Jackie Phinney Ribble, H.L. Ribble, Dana Ribble, and Penny Ribble ca
Jackie's daughter, Dana, married Randall Phillips on May 29, 1971 at their home in Graham, Texas. They divorced in 1982.
Jackie's daughter, Cheri, married Randy Williams on August 22, 1971.
Jackie and Cheri at a bridal shower for Cheri - Summer 1971
Bill worked oilfield until the late 1960s were he had an opportunity to work at Ft. Wolters in nearby Mineral Wells, Texas as a helicopter mechanic. Right after his parents move back to Graham Bill leaves Graham. When Ft. Wolters was closed down they moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, where he was a helicopter mechanic for Petroleum Helicopters. Jackie started working as a teller at the Graham National Bank in 1967. When they moved to Lafayette, Louisiana she became a teller at the First National Bank in Lafayette, Louisiana. By that tme, Penny was the only child left at home.
This is a family meal a Toots Phinney's on one of Bill and Jackie's visit back to Graham around 1972.
from l to r: Jimmie, Jackie, Margie, Cheri,
Penny, Toots, Dana, Glenn, H.L., Wayne
Wayne Ribble loved photography. He went through a time when he loved using Black and White. He took the photo below.
1973 Family meal at Toots Phinney's home in Graham
from l to r: Bill Ribble, Jackie Phinney Ribble, Cheri Ribble Williams,
Vicki Phinney Mills, Chuck Mills, Jr, Margie Stone Phinney, Glenn Phinney, and H.L. Ribble
In 1974 Penny was married to Rickey Vincent, who was born and raised in Lafayette, Lousiana.
Dolly Vincent (Penny's future mother in law) Penny Ribble Vincent, Jackie Phinney Ribble