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Pioneer Claremore family member and long time owner of Rogers County Abstract


Dave Faulkner was born December 1, 1951 in the Franklin Hospital in Claremore. Born into a family with a long history of public service, he also shares a family name. His great-grandfather, Dave M. Faulkner served on the Cherokee Council and Senate and was sent to Congress as a Cherokee delegate. He was the last Assistant Chief of the Cherokees prior to Statehood.  His grandfather, Dave J. Faulkner was a Rogers County Commissioner and a Rogers County Sheriff.

Dave graduated from Claremore High School in1970, where he played baseball and basketball. He graduated from Oklahoma University in. 1975 with a BBA majoring in finance. He went into the oil and gas business and started Faulkner Land Company in 1982 in OKC, opening a Tulsa office in 1987. In 1992 he and his wife purchased Rogers County Abstract, which they owned until September of 2020.

Dave has served with numerous organizations and boards, was past Drive Chair and President of the Claremore Area United Way, Board of Directors for the Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma (9 years, 7 as president), and served 29 years on the board of RCB Bank.  He joined Warren Pixley as Co-Chair of the Claremore 2000 Committee, which spearheaded a successful election to change Claremore’s form of City Government, which still stands. He was named Claremore’s Citizen of the Year in 1999.

He married Mary Horne in 1976. Her father, John E. Horne, was the last president of Oklahoma Military Academy.  They were blessed with two sons, whose names have also been handed down the generations; Taylor Erwin Faulkner (1981-1994) and David Foreman Faulkner. David and his wife Marilyn have given Dave and Mary three grandchildren, Kirk David, Taylor and Alexander.  Dave and Mary are members of the First Presbyterian Church in Claremore.

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