Official Announcement

This will not be a reunion as most of us are used to, just sitting around visiting.  There will be session for learning about the TB Gleaves Family, session for learning about the early Gleaves arrival in America in the early 1700’s, trip to a museum that highlights life in Oklahoma in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and trip to the gravesite of TB & Nancy Gleaves and their 1906 homestead.  It will be an opportunity to meet many cousins and maybe some who are more closely related than you think.

Our main speaker is Robert Gleaves, coming all the way from Monroe, North Carolina.  He has attended many of the National Gleaves Association Meetings where he has gained an enormous amount of history on the Gleaves and will share that knowledge with us.

Was there really a famous Admiral Gleaves who even had a ship named after him?  Fact or Fiction?  Robert will expose the truth, don’t miss it.

We are in need of pictures of the Gleaves that pre-date 1950.  I would appreciate any that you could email or send a COPY by postal service.  Also be thinking of a special story about a Gleaves ancestor that you can share with the group.

The Clarion, formerly Holiday Inn, is a very nice hotel with an atrium area in the middle.  We have rented meeting rooms there to make it convenient for those choosing to stay at this location.  If you prefer other lodging, there is a Ramada Inn and Comfort Inn directly across the road from the Clarion.  Also below will be information for an RV park just on the other side of I-40 from the hotel.  As you make reservations, please email me so that as the rooms are taken, I can call to hold a few more, if needed.

You may even want to come a few days earlier as there are other museums in the area to see, it’s really a nice place to visit.  Registration will begin at 8:00 am Friday and we will conclude Saturday evening.

Be sure to check out the Gleaves website @

Clarion Hotel
101 Meadow Ridge
Elk City, OK  73644

Room rates include a full hot breakfast, you must mention the reunion to receive these rates.  We’ve had their breakfast before and it was very good.

           Atrium Rooms, accessed from the atrium area   $105
            Down stairs, outside entrance   $99
            Upstairs                       $95

Elk Creek RV Park
580-225-7865 or 1-888-478-6552
Website:      www.

Rates are $25 for 50 amp, but check for current rates when you call. 


POC:  Debbie Gleaves
6206 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK  73501 

To email Debbie:

If you are interested in this reunion, you may use the registration form or the Contact page to let us know.