|Sorry, I forgot to take a picture before I started but I think you get the idea of the shape it was in.|
I was hoping my sander would take off all the vanish and stain but no luck so I had to use a stripper.
I found, stamped on the bottom of the table, "Cheatham Furniture Company of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma", so I did a google search and found that the company was in business in 1946 and currently listed as dissolved. The owner was listed as James Cheathman Jr.
With a little more searching I found the obituary in The Daily Oklahoman (dated May 27, 1975) for Mr. Cheathman. It reported that the man who was involved in some way in creating this piece of furniture was a native of Oklahoma City who was married with three sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren. He attended the University of Oklahoma, sailed, and played golf.
I hope he would be happy with the way his table's restoration turned out.