What is Enid Buzz?
Enid Buzz Media – More Personal, Unpredictable and Interesting
Firstly, Enid Buzz is not connected, owned, funded or controlled by the City of Enid, the Enid News & Eagle, the Chamber of Commerce or any corporation. Enid Buzz is fun, family project we’ve created to bring information, scoop, photos, guides and memories to Enid residents. The enthusiasm that you all have shown has inspired us to dig deeper for more stories, more photos and long lost memories. We provide the information you are looking for!!
This is a labor of love and we’re frantically trying to create a business model that will help us sustain growth and allow us to keep you all updated with the latest buzz and events.
What we are trying to become is an online archive of Enid, Oklahoma. Not just the current business listings, the latest entertainment and contact information but all of the best memories of Enid through the years. We’ve found hundreds of stories, photos and memorabilia from all around Oklahoma and the Internet but never all in one place. We want to be that one place to find everything Enid!
Please join us on our journey and contribute any and everything you can! We appreciate everyone more than they know.
Read more about our Enid Buzz Project.
Who created and runs Enid Buzz anyway?
EnidBuzz.com was created by Enid entrepreneur Curtis D. Tucker, that’s me, in the Fall of 2005. Enid Buzz was started as a simple blog in which I wanted to keep everyone in Enid updated on what was coming and going. My mom, Ann Tucker (aka Granny Ann), quickly joined my team of two and was helping create restaurant pages and snapping pictures from around Enid.
Great-Grandmother Ethel Irwin
Our Enid Buzz family is truly an Enid family. My great-grandmother, Ethel Valentine Ash (age 14), moved from Illinois to Enid, Oklahoma in 1900 with her family during the land runs of that time. The Ash family settled on 80 acres located from the intersection of U.S. 412 and Garland Road at the west edge of Enid (Wal-Mart, Lowes, and Atwoods). Her family tree can be traced back to Lucy Lincoln.
Ethel rode a horse each day to the little red school house, which was Glenwood School. She had to quit school when her mother died, to stay home and take care of her two brothers who farmed the land. This prevented her from being our first generation to graduate from Enid High school.
In January 1965, my great-grandmother and Uncle Joe Ash sold their 2/3 of the 80 acres for $36,888.00 to auctioneer Delbert Winchester.
Ethel was a milliner by trade having gone to St Louis, Missouri to train for her career. She worked in a hat shop located back of the Security National Bank on West Broadway. Besides being a milliner, Ethel was a whiz at baking angel food cakes. Mrs. O. J. Fleming, wife of an Enid banker, often called on her to bake her delicious cakes for other prominent women in Enid. In all her years in Enid, Ethel never learned to drive.
Ethel and William A. (Bert) Erwin were married in 1909. They had two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Scaling, Enid, and Mrs Charles Taylor, Columbus, OH. Liz Erwin was my grandmother and was born in Enid, Oklahoma on February 4, 1913. My great-grandmother died at the age of 92 in Enid and is buried in the Enid Cemetery.
Grandmother Liz Scaling
My grandmother Liz was raised in Enid and graduated from Enid High School with the Class of 1930. She attended Phillips University and Oklahoma State University where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She began her career in civil service in Washington, D.C. working for the Treasury Department.
Elizabeth Erwin married Joseph R. Scaling on January 26, 1936, in Plainview, Texas, where they made their home. They owned and operated Joe’s Sporting Goods Store until 1956. They eventually moved to Dalhart, Texas where they had two children, Ann Tucker of Enid and Rick Scaling of Enid.
A divorce brought her back to Enid where she began working at Vance Air Force Base for the Department of Defense as a secretary, retiring in January of 1980. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a past member of the Enid Writer’s Club and Enid Toastmistress Club. She also worked with the Gaslight Theatre and was involved in the Reach for Recovery Breast Cancer Support Group at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center and the Relay for Life.
My grandmother Liz died in October 2000 at the age of 87 and is also buried in the Enid Cemetery along with most of my immediate family.
Mother Ann Tucker
My mom, Granny Ann, was raised in Enid and graduated from Enid High school along with my uncle Richard Scaling. My mom married Tilford Tucker, a California resident stationed at Vance, AFB. They traveled the country and world living on Air Force bases where they had me and my sister, Connie Liles, along the way. After a split in the early 70′s, my mom, sister and I moved back to Enid where mom began working for Personal Affairs at Vance.
“Granny Ann” was active at Gaslight Theatre and we spent many hours playing under the seats and running around the theatre while she painted backdrops. My mom also had her own craft business and created merchandise for stores from Oklahoma to Texas.
Curtis D. Tucker
I attended Enid public schools beginning at Lincoln but quickly transferred to McKinley were I attended grades 1-6. I went to Waller Junior High and eventually graduated from Enid High School with the Class of 1981. I had many jobs during those years including delivering ice for Sturdevant Ice, washing dishes at the Sage Room, selling clothes at C.R. Anthony’s, washing cars at Danny’s Datsun, roofing for Wheeler & Sons roofing and a few other part time jobs.
I left Enid to attend NOC in Tonkawa, OSU in Stillwater and CSU in Edmond where I graduated with a degree in Graphic Advertising Design. After a few years in OKC I eventually moved back to Enid in 1989 and have lived here ever since. I worked as Advertising Director for Evans Drug until 2003 when I started my own design business called Shaggy Duck Studios.
I married Denise Evans, another Enid High graduate, in 1998. We have two girls currently attending Enid public schools. Granny Ann eventually retired and started helping me build websites. All of that lead to the creation of EnidBuzz.com.
More about me on my other business website Shaggy Duck Media & Design.
And that’s who created Enid Buzz and why we are a true Enid family.