From the Stratford Leader published in Stratford, Garvin County, Oklahoma. JOHN KORNSTETT, publisher and owner.
Some Items from printed pages that were readable, many printed too dark for reading.
Thursday, December 18, 1919
L. H. COOPER, who some time engineered the selling of the JOE BERRY 220 farm to J. R. COOPER, sold to MR. MEYERS of Stratford the east 80 acres of this farm for $10,000. L. H. said to keep your eyes on him for he was going to do a big business in this line.
WILL HARRIS and little son were here from Washington, Oklahoma Sunday between trains visiting his father and brother JIM.
MRS. D. C. ABNEY and son FRED and little ABNEY LEE NEWMAN of Ada were here visiting friends.
C. G. ANDERSON Dead
News was received in Stratford Monday morning that C. S. ANDERSON died at 11:00 Sunday night accidentally from heart trouble. He seemed to be the best of health and did not complain of being ill.
E. D. JUDD of Washington, Okla. Was here between trains.
CHARLIE LIMPACOTT of Ada was here Sunday.
MRS. OLLIE BOATRIGHT and daughter left for a visit in Texas.
A. T. SNODDY went to Oklahoma City.
C. B. PERRY was in Ada on produce business.
A. T. LITTLE went to Purcell to visit his brother.
Warning. This is to notify the public also by posted notice that any kind of hunting or trespassing is strictly and positively forbidden on my land. Take warning. P. DUFFY.
SAM BRICKwent to Ada.
IRENE, RUTH and FRANCES SMITH of Coats, Kansas are here visiting their grandmother MRS. D. C. BROOKS.
R. E. CARPENTER of Ada spent Wednesday in Stratford. He was here on another real estate deal.
DR. A. H. SHI, THOMAS L. FARRIS and DOC BOWIE were in Pauls Valley on business.
MRS. DOLLY ELLIS, who formerly lived here, died of heart failure last week in Oklahoma City at the home of LOOP PATTERSON.
The pie supper at the Cottonwood school last Friday night resulted in securing $37.50, this money goes to buy library books for the school.
C. B. PERRY of Stratford Produce Co. bought 18 head of turkeys Saturday from BUD WALKER for $80 which is $4.45 per head.
A Farewell Party
The Junior Sunday school class of the Methodist church gave a farewell party at the home of THELMA and VELMA BOATRIGHT Tuesday night, Dec. 16, in honor of ALFORD CLIFTON to who is leaving for his new home at Oklahoma City. In spite of the fact that we hate so much to lose Alford from our class and community, everyone reported one of the best times they had witnessed lately. At a late hour, refreshments were served and the guests departed wishing MR. CLIFTON much success in his new home. Class members present were; RUTH CROMER, EXIE BEVERS, JANE BEVERS, MARY GOODWIN, OLA COOK, BOBBIE CURITON, FLORENCE MOIT, ALFORD CLIFTON, CLYDE DONHAM, A. D. DONHAM. The guests were; ADDIE SHI, MOSKEL SLOAN, MOZAL SLOAN, HAZEL BROWN, ODESSA COWLEY, OLESSA COWLEY, LOIS PIKE, MARY MAURRY/MURRAY, PEARL MAURRY/MURRAY, RUBEN WILSON, BRYAN DUNCAN, HUBERT ROTENBERRY, FLOYD EDWARDS, TOM ED STRICKLAND.
60 acres of unimproved timberland to lease, S. L. EDLDRIDGE.
Thursday, December 25, 1919
R. E. CARPENTER and family were here Sunday, the guests of his brother LEXand family.
M. F. BAYLESS was in Ada.
WILLIE THOMAS transacted business in Ada.
MARTIN WIIHITE of Fort Worth arrived in Stratford to spend Christmas with his brother GRANDVILLE.
WILL J. SNODDY arrived from Alton, Illinois to spend Christmas holidays with home folks.
V. M. BRAGGS leased the SAM ELDRIDGED 60 acres.
WILL STRICKLAND went to the city on business.
SAM BRICK made a business trip to the city in connection with his store.
J. SMITH and family of Byars were here Sunday, the guests of BRO. SMITH and family.
C. H. MASSEY and C. A. ROTENBERRY were in Byars.
TOM, BILL, and ELMER PHILLIPS left last Friday for different points in Arkansas to visit relatives during Christmas.
JOHN STRICKLAND went to Oklahoma City on business.
80 acre farm 4 miles from Stratford for sale. See T. H. PALMER or T. C. JOHNSTON. Bargain at $40.00.
HENRY HASSEN andSupt. R. G. CREEKMORE autoed to Ada.
JIM HARRIS’ father who got hurt with a team of mules last week is recovering nicely as we go to press.
Young mules for sale--see E. B. FORREST and Sons.
For sale, corn, oats, hay, also some household furniture. W. M. RUSSELL at Stratford.
Another Public Sale J. R. STANBERRY who lived 3 miles south and 1 mile east of Stratford on the place known as the old TAYLOR place, will hold a public sale on Tuesday.
Buys Russell’s Home
SAM ELDRIDGE bought the W. M. RUSSELL big residence last week. L. P. SHI and family will occupy the residence. We haven’t learned who will occupy the SHI residence. The move is made giving the SHI’s more room. The Russells will move to San Antonio, Texas on or about January 25.
Buys the Long Home
JIM PANNELL bought the COL. C. LONG residence last Saturday. This sale was made privately between Long and Pannell. The consideration was $1200.
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. RICH who bought the PANNELL Café moved here the first of the week. They are occupying the ROTENBERRY property on East Stratford. The RICH family hails from the Roff neighborhood. We welcome them to Stratford.
Thursday, January3 or 8, 1920
On Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 24th, about 4:00, LEE HACKER and MISS PEARL BRENTS made their appearance at the Methodist parsonage where they were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. They were accompanied by MR. BRENTS, father of the bride, and MISS MARYRUTH ATKINS. REV. KIDD performed the ceremony and sent them on their way rejoicing.
Tennison Buys Home
H. L. TENNISON, who bought the MRS. NINA SMITH residence and its ltos which consist of one half block, moved into their new home on Christmas Eve. Mr. Tennison is going to immediately improve the house by adding another large room or two and build a large porch on the southwest, putting on a new coat of pain, the roof is to be green and the sides white. We welcome the Tennisons back among us.
Oglesbys Buys Home
A deal was closed December 22 between C. H. MASSEY and S. B. OGLESBY, the jeweler, whereby Mr. Oglesby becomes the owner of the Massey residence. Oglesby paid $2000 to Massey.
Moved to Washington
A. D. HILL and family who farmed the CLEVE HYDEN farm north of Stratford the past year moved Monday to a farm near Washington, Oklahoma. HENRY LEBAUGH will farm the Hyden farm during 1920.
Moves to Town
LUTHER MCAFFERY, who sold his farm some weeks ago, has bought the W. M. RUSSELL home in East Stratford. The McAffreys are now residents of Stratford.
W. H. PHILLIPS and family moved last week to a farm near Purcell. Before moving, Mr. Phillips renewed his subscription to the Leader.
The following are the ones who have answered the honor roll at the Leader office since Dec. 31 (subscription list):
MRS. DORA MERIDITH
MISS IVA BRADEN
SAM H. BUTLER
M. F BAYLESS
J. M. BAYLESS
J. M. BAYLESS
J. T HARRIS
R. F. ROWLAND
MRS. A. R. DAVIS
J. E. BARRETT
W. H. PHILLIPS
JAMES C. BENCH
W. F GABBERT
FRANK MOODY and wife arrived in Stratford Monday.
RAY HENRY/BERRY and MRS. CARRIE YELDELL were united in the bonds of holy matrimony at Chickasha, January 2, 1910. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. MOODY of Stratford. The bridegroom is the son of MRS. P. W. PENDERGRASS of Stratford. They will make their home in Stratford.
Sam H. Butler Has Departed for Wanette
SAM H. BUTLER (difficult to read)
This office printed sale bills last Saturday for T. M. GRANTHAM who lives on the PEARL WALL farm.
Tiffin Lose Home in Fire
C. B. TIFFIN had the misfortune to lose his home and nearly all his household goods in a fire Monday. The origin of the fire is unknown…
(difficult to read but this part of the item).. Mr. and Mrs. ? THOMAS of Phoenix, Arizona?, arrived in Stratford a few days after Christmas. Mrs. Thomas is a sister of JEFF GABBERT of this place. The Thomas family had their things shipped to Lexington, Missouri where they first thought to locate. They bought tickets to Stratford to visit the Gabberts. They went to Missouri to look after their belongings, but they are figuring on returning here and becoming residents.
MISS LINDON GOODWIN returned to her school at Norman after spending the holidays here.
WILLIE THOMAS and MISS MAY DOLLSWORTH were married on New Year at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. DOLLSWORTH/DULLSWORTH southeast of Stratford. BRO. W. U. GOODWIN tied the matrimony knot. Willie is a son of MRS. B. G. THOMAS.
J. G STOCKTON returned from Corinth, Mississippi after a two weeks visit with his mother.
H. C. HOY/HAY of this place accepted a position as agent at Preston.
JOHN BLACKBURN of Lexington was here visiting his brother CLAYTON.
JOE EDWARDS was at the county seat.
SAM BRICK was in Dallas on business in connection with his store.
JOHN STRICKLAND returned from Seminole and Shawnee.
C. H. MASSEY bought a fine home in Ada for $3500.00.
A. T. LITTLE said he has to be mighty careful this year, for it’s a leap year.
BUD GABBERT of Devol came in Friday for a visit with folks, GABBERT is teaming(?) at Devol and is doing a good job.
Last Friday eve, a beautiful party was given by MRS. BAYLESS in honor of MISS EFFIE FORREST. The house was most beautifully decorated in white and pink. The entire evening was spent in dancing and playing progressive rook. At 10:00, a two course of dainty refreshments were served. At a late hour, the guests departed, declaring MRS. BAYLESS a delightful hostess.
Thursday, January 15, 1920
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Born to Mr. and Mrs. CLARK(?) HYDEN January, a fine baby boy.
W. F. EAVES Has Located
A. HACKER returned from a visit to his old home in Kentucky.
Thursday, January 22, 1920
Born to P. M. RAKESTRAW and wife, a fine baby girl, on Wednesday, January 14.
Thursday, February 19, 1920
MRS. FIDA LEERIGHT will hold a sale at her farm 5 ¼ miles northwest of town on Feb. 25. She sold her farm to LUTHER MCAFFERY a few days and will moved to Ada.
MRS. RICHARD MANN and her mother MRS. W. M. SULLIVAN went to Norman to visit Mr. Mann.
SAM JUDD who has held a position at the First National Bank at Stratford resigned. He will go to San Antonio.
Okemah, Feb. 15--BERRY JONES, sheriff of Okfuskee county for the last four years, died suddenly here Saturday evening at 6:00, while he and ROLAND GREEN, a mail carrier, were chasing an alleged whiskey peddler. Jones and Green were driving at a rapid rate in pursuit when Jones cried, “Slow’er down,’ and fell over against the driver, dead.
BERRY JONES is a brother of HARM JONES of Stratford. Mr. Jones was notified and left at once for Okemah.
MRS. JEFF GABBERT returned from Ada where she has been for several days at the bedside of her daughter MRS. LAIRD.
N. C. BOWIE of El Reno subscribed to the Leader.
SAM HYDEN was on the sick list last week and was unable to fill his duties at the STOCKTON Dray. MELTON JAMES filled Sam’s place on the dray.
MRS. E. HOWARD, mother of MRS. P. W. PENDERGRASS, died at Cement Monday, Feb. 16. The body was shipped to Purcell where the remains were laid to rest Wednesday. C. C. ROSSEN and wife and RAY BERRY, her grandchildren, went to Purcell to attend the funeral. MRS. PENDERGRASS was with her mother at the time of death.
OLLIE BOATRIGHT was at Lexington to see his brother ROBERT who is down with pneumonia.
MISS PEARL JONES is now local manager of the Telephone Co. here.
WILL WALL who lives between Stratford and Maxwell died the first of the week from the flu.
P. MANN of near Millcreek came here Wednesday to visit his brother RICHARD.
MRS. CORA PHILLIPS who has been on the sick list is up and doing fine.
JOHN CLARK who was on the sick list is improving.
TOM HOLMES of Maysville was visited friends and relatives here last week.
MRS. AGNES MEDGETT and children who have been visiting friends at relatives at Konawa and Maud came home Sunday.
F. T. RAKESTRAW and children of Byars were visiting Mr. and Mrs. RAKESTRAW and family Sunday.
MISS JEWELL GOSNELL spent Sunday with NINA GOSNELL.
MRS. LORA WOODS visited her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. ELMER FERGUSON of Byars were visiting TIP JONES and family Sunday.
THELMA HEAD and ALLEN MIDGETT were guests of MISS VADA RAKESTRAW Tuesday.
PERRY RAKESTRAW and family visited Mr. and Mrs. ROPER.
MRS. AUGUSTA RAKESTRAW spent Monday with her son FRED and family of Byars.
FLOYD HUNT and wife spent Sunday with her sister MRS. OLIVER.
MRS. BAYLESS is improving.
C. A ROTENBERRY made a flying truck to Pauls Valley in his truck in five hours.
A. A. EEDS called at the Leader office and renewed his subscription.
Thursday, February 26, 1920
MRS. E. W. CALDWELL died early Sunday morning at her home five miles west and ½ mile south of town. She leaves a husband and several children.
We printed sale bills Monday for E. W. CALDWELL who will hold a sale today at this place.
J. C. JACKSON returned Saturday from the oil fields in Texas. J. C. bought a ten acre lease while on this trip.
HOMER MEDLOCK was here from Mountain View last Saturday and while here, he called and added his name to our reader lit.
A. T. SNODDY, J. C NEWMAN, and JOHN STOCKTON were in Ada on business.
M. A. WOOD was an appreciated called at this office Saturday and added his name to our reader list.
H. G. CHOSTNER has his subscription renewed.
GRANDMA MANN, her son RICHARD and wife, left Friday for an indefinite visit with P. MANN who lives near Millcreek.
TOM PALMER spent a few days at Abilene, Texas and other Texas oil fields. Tom tells that is a fright down there.
W. L. CUNNINGHAM was down in the Abilene, Texas oil field.
Thursday, March 4, 1920
Card of Thanks to friends in Stratford for help given to me when I was in bed sick.From GRACE FREEMAN.
The body ofEARL ROLAND, was brought here where burial took place. He was accidentally shot near Wynnewood last Wednesday. (there was a correction that it was BOB ROLAND instead of EARL ROLAND)
OSCAR GRAHAM died from the flu.
REV. T. E. RIPPEE and wife left Monday for their new home at Coalton. Mrs. Rippee has rented a hotel there and will run it. The Reverend said he was going back to the pulpit.
LUTHER MCAFFERY is getting to be some jitney driver, he is on the go day and night. He’ll get you there.
MISS VADA RAKESTRAW visited MATTIE and LEE RAKESTRAW.
MRS. ELLEN HUNT and children spent Sunday with her sisters PAT and LEE RAKESTRAW.
Mr. and Mrs. PERRY RAKESTRAW spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. FRED RAKESTRAW at Byars.
WILLIAM RAKESTRAW and wife spent Sunday with their son FRED and family at Byars.
ROBERT FREEMAN and wife spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. G. W. PEARCE.
MISS KATIE SMITH spent Sunday with her sister MRS. G. W. PEARCE.
VERDA FREEMAN spent Sunday with MISSES PET and LEE RAKESTRAW.
CLYDE ROPER spent Saturday with his sister MRS. CECIL RAKESTRAW.
IRENE HOLLAND visited RUTH HOLLAND.
Mr. and Mrs. J. NETHERLAND of Henderson are visiting parents Mr. and Mrs. T. G JONES and family.
MRS. COKE MEADOR died at her home south of Stratford Saturday, February 28. MRS. MEADOR leaves a husband, two children, father, mother and several brothers to mourn her death. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. COWLEY of this place.
JEWELL CLEMENTS left for his home at Kerns, Texas.
As spring time approaches and warm weather will soon be here, I wish to call attention of the citizens of Stratford to the following town laws--all tin cans and rubbish of all kinds must be put in barrels, boxes or piled so that the teams can be to it to be hauled off. All alleys, streets, and sidewalks must be cleared of obstructions so that people may have free and easy access on and along alleys, streets and sidewalks, D. M. HYDEN, Marshal.
MRS. EWING SNODDY left Tuesday to visit her mother and other relatives in Florida.
Thursday, March 11, 1920
CHARLES F WORLEY for Sheriff
Card of thanks from the family COKE MEADOR.
LEWIS MCCOLLUM of Waco, Texas and MISS PEARL MALONE were married at Denison, Texas Sunday evening, March 7. They will make their home at Waco.
Leap Year Baby Boy
In our rush last week, we forgot to make mention of the leap year baby boy who made his appearance at the J. K. BERGSTRESSER home Sunday morning, Feb. 29. Being born on the 29th, the little fellow will only a birthday every four years. Both mother and babe are doing fine. We are in favor of a large donation to be given to the proud parents.
ROBERT T. SMITH, city clerk, has accepted a position with the NEWMAN Hardware. All who wish to pay their water bills can find him at that store.
J. E. BOSWELL and TOM PALMER were Wynnewood visitors Monday. Palmer tells us that GIP SECREST and brother SAM are fixing up a swell drug store there.
KAHN FORREST has a jitney line.
Thursday, March 18, 1920
A. C. BARRETT for County Judge
J. T. HERVEY, a brother-in-law of ELI MORRIS, bought the C.A ROTENBERRY property in southeast part of Stratford. MR. HERVEY is a newcomer, he hails from the Choctaw country. TOM PALMER, our new real estate man, engineered this deal.
Home from Siberia
LIDGE KIRK, son of JOHN KIRK, who lives near Stratford, returned home safe and sound on March 5 from an 18 months service for Uncle Sam in Siberia. It is very interesting to listen to young Kirk of his experience and soldier life in Siberia. He returned home by way of China and the Philippine Islands. He was 41 days and nights coming home. He volunteered from Ardmore, spent one month at Camp Logan, then was sent to Siberia.
COL. C. LONG, wife and two small children moved the first of the week to their farm near Elmore. Their daughter GOLDIE remained here until the end of school.
E. G. LANGLE is another one joining our reading circle.
M. L. FERGUSON is the proud owner of a new coupe car.
JOHN WINFORD was on the sick list.
MRS. L. F. RICH went to Roff.
L. P. SHI was transacting business at Ada.
MR. BERGSTRESSER was here visiting his son J. K. and family.
O. A. OSBORN and L. P. BRENTS have joined the Leader subscription circle.
BUD WALKER and A. HACKER renewed their subscriptions.
MRS. A. T. SNODDY left to visit at St. Louis.
CLAUD BARRETT of Pauls Valley was here.
MRS. PAUL STURDIVANT of Vanoss was here visiting her parents.
R. L. TENNISON returned from Eastland, Texas. His father, who had been sick, came home with him.
MISS IRMA MCCULLOCH sprained one of her limbs several days ago.
H. C HOY who has been working for the Frisco at Preston has returned to make his home here.
F. RAKESTRAW, wife and baby of Byars visited her parents,Mr. and Mrs. PETER SMITH, here Sunday. Mr. Rakestraw is a rural carrier out of Byars and he and N. C. RAKESTRAW are in the nursery business on the Lakeside Farm.
Thursday, April 1, 1930
ALBERT JACKSON and wife who recently moved to Illinois Bend, Texas to work for the American Oil Co. sent us their name to be added the Leader subscription list. The Jacksons are making in the neighborhood $12 per day. Their home is furnished free to them.
LEE BERGSTRESSER had the misfortune to be blown by high winds last Thursday off the railroad bridge east of town. He received a broken hip and other minor injuries in the fall. He was taken by OLLIE HUDDLESTON to the Santa Fe railroad at Mulvane, Kansas. Lee is an employee of the railroad.
WALTER PIKE of Stratford bought a cotton gin at Tupelo. They will move to that place in the near future. DON HAYS of this place will work for Mr. Pike. Don left for Tupelo to look for a house.
Off to the Rio Grande
A party of 14 from Stratford headed by J. C. JOHNSTON and 5 from Pauls Valley left at 2 p.m. to look at the Rio Grande Valley land. It costs by excursion only $35.00 round trip with three good square meals and sleeping accommodations. The following are from Statford: T. MCCONNELL, W. C. JOHNSTON and wife, H. HESS/HEAD and wife, W. T. DAVIS and wife, A. S MORRIS, J. M. DANIELS, J. PARTNER/HARTNER, T. H. PHILLIPS, W. N. JACKSON,and from Pauls Valley, C. L. FERRIER and wife, J. M. COFFAX and wife, CO. O. and F. E. GATES.
Thursday, April 15, 1920
J. D. MITCHELL for judge
MRS. IDA GARR, wife of J. B. GARR, died suddenly at her home 4 ½ miles east of Stratford, Saturday morning, April 10 from a paralysis, she died immediately. MRS. GARR is survived by her husband and 12 children, other relatives and a host of friends. She is a sister of OLIVER and WILL PHARAOH, the road contractors west of town. She was the mother of 15 children with 12 living. The Garrs have the sympathy of the entire community.
CHARLES MILLER and family of Dallas came Sunday to the bedside of Mrs. Miller’s mother, MRS. HAYS. Charlie returned to Dallas, the rest will remain here for a few days.
JOHN WERMATH added his name to our subscription book.
MRS. JOE ELDRIDGE and children of near Wayne visited relatives here.
MRS. MYRTLE JOHNSTON of Byars was here visiting her mother MRS. D. G. BROOKS.
Organizing Ball Team
A home baseball team is being organized in Stratford. The following officers: C. E. GOODWIN as chairman, J. C. NEWMAN and I. B. SHI on finance committee, JOHN STRICKLAND as manager, S. L. ELDRIDGE as sec-treas.
This office is in receipt of a year subscription, a renewal of A. T. KEEF of Cement through DICK EVERETT.
JOE ELDRIDGE of near Wayne was here on business.
A. B. FOREHAND is another new subscriber to the Leader.
SHI & ELDRIDGE Real Estate, Farm Loans, Insurance and Traders
Thursday, April 22, 1920
MRS. S. A. CARLTON, age 72, died Saturday morning, April 17, at the home of her daughter MRS. RILEY SCOTT of Stratford. She was a devoted woman, a faithful Christian and loved by all who knew her. Mrs. Carlton was the mother of seven children, five of which are living to mourn her death. Two having proceeded her, like their father to the great beyond. The children living are: ED CARLTON, DICK CARLTON, MRS. RILEY SCOTT of Stratford, TOM CARLTON of Texas and MRS. IDA REEVES of Tupelo. The funeral was held Sunday and the remains were laid to rest in the McGee cemetery.
Back from Rio Grande
The following are the ones who bought land in the Rio Grande Valley: F. M. LAMB, G. C. HYDEN, B. M. SOUTHARD, MR. GLOVER, W. L. BOWMAN. $500 per acre was the price paid for the land. The next excursion leaves next week.
F. W. MORGAN and little son of Blanchard were in town Tuesday. Morgan is an old friend of DR. PAT SHI.
W.W . ETHRIDGE had his name enrolled with us this week.
MRS. P. A. SMITH left for a few days visit with a niece at Olustee.
For rent, 1 good brick building 100 x 25, good basement, good set of grocery shelving, in best location in Roff. Rent $50. Also for sell, one good McCaskey register carries 240 accounts. See J. E. KINSEY at Vanoss.
JOHN FINLEY was here transacting business.
MS. P. A. SMITH renewed her subscription.
J. D. SLOAN was operated on in Ada last Saturday for an abscess on the kidneys.
Thursday, April 29, 1920
Little Boy Died
HUSTON JONES, the 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLIE JONES who live west of Stratford, died on the operating table in Ada Friday evening, April 23. The boy was being operated on for appendicitis. The body was brought home Saturday evening on the evening train. The remains were laid to rest in the McGee cemetery Monday.
Farm Wanted. Want to hear from owner of farm or good land for sale. Price and description. L. JONES, Box 551, Olney, Illinois.
I handling the Knott bread of Ada at my store. Those wishing bread on Sunday should come from 9 to 10 in the morning or from 4 to 5 in the afternoon. Fresh bread at all time. ROY BOWERS
W. H. MOIT went to Dallas.
MRS. MOSE L. FERGUSON and MRS. DR. GADDY autoed to Ada last Tuesday.
MRS. JIM POWELL and MRS. MOSE L. FERGUSON were inAda Wednesday shopping.
Thursday, May 13, 1920
VERNON ALEXANDER, who lives several miles north of Stratford, has just recently bought the BILL TURNER farm 2 miles south of town. Vernon says that he will move this fall on his new farm and will be glad to live once more in God’s country.
Killed by Lightning
Last Thursday night during the threatening storm period, WILL COOK and family went to their storm house for protection. While in the storm house, Mr. Cook was struck by lightning and instantly killed, and two of the children were struck by the same flash of lightning and were unconscious for several hours. Mr. Cook was standing near the ventilator in the storm house when he received the fatal stroke.
Donations for Road Work
STEVENSON & SON
L. F. RICH
MORRIS & SON
MRS. W. W. HYDEN
GOODWIN & SON
C. H. SORREL
J. T. HARRIS
SHI & ELDRIDGE
C. W. POSEY
PALMER & JOHNSTON
J. A. EDWARDS
STRICKLAND MER. CO.
L. H. COOPER
MISS SIMMIE FARRISS
DR. A. H. SHI
G. C. HYDEN
BECKHAM & ELDRIDGE
A. D MOORE
BAYLESS DRUG STORE
J. C. NEWMAN
GLASS DRUG CO.
B. D. HORTON
CITY MEAT MARKET
CALTON & CO.
W. D. JACKSON
A. F. SMITH
M. L. FERGUSON
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
C. B. PERRY
C. W. MALONE
W. P. WARD
MEIL & FREEMAN
C. A. BURRIS JR.
J. H. AUSTIN
W. L. CUNNINGHAM
The EAVES Blacksmith shop has agreed to make such repairs on the tools as necessary.
MAC Q. WILLIAMSON for county attorney
REV. GLANCE of Denver, Colorado, who is here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A GLANCE, preached to a fairly good crowd at the Methodist church.
Tax Assessor’s List
J. H. AUSTIN
J. M. BREWER
BYFORD & DAVIS
BAYLESS DRUG CO.
M. F. BAYLESS
BECKHAM & ELDRIDGE
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
R. M. BROWN
J. K. BERGSTRESSER
A. B. CHAPEL
C. C. CURLEE
W. L. COFFEY
W. H. CALES
A. P. CANTWELL
E. J. CLUBB
I A. CLEMENTS
L. H. COOPER
G. E. CALTON & CO.
D. B. F. COWLEY
J. W. DARNELL
MRS. R. A. DAVIS
J. P. DONHAM
B. C. DAVIS
DAVIS & WARD
J. P. ELDRIDGE
B. H. EAVES
A. A. ELDRIDGE
M. L. FERGUSON
F. J. GABBERT
T. D. GLASS
W. C. GARRETT
DR. L. GADDY
W. Y GOODWIN
C. E. GOODWIN
J. B. GOODWIN
MRS. M. E. HAFSTEN
S. M. HYDEN
J. T. HARRIS
J. A. HOOPER
E. F. HOLLEY
HASSEN DRY GOODS CO.
G. C. HYDEN
D. M. HYDEN
J. A. JACKSON
A. M. JACKSON SR.
MRS. J. E. JACKSON
W. D. JACKSON
T. C. JOHNSON
J. S. KELLEY
J. H. LUMPKIN
L. R. LUMPKIN
J. E. LINGLE
E. G. LINGLE
O. G. MYERS
A. D. MOORE
MRS. L. J. MYERS
J. A MILLER
W. S. MCCULLOUGH
MOLT & FREEMAN
W. H. MOLT
MAYS LUMBER CO.
MORRIS & SON
L. M. MILLIGAN
D. W. MOODY
O. F. MAURY
J. C. NEWMAN
W. S. OWENS
S. B. OGLESBY
C. B PERY
T. K, PARNELL
P. W. PENDERGRASS
M. T. PORTER
C. W. POSEY
G. A. PETTS/POTTS
J. A. PANNELL
PIERCE OIL CO.
QUICK SERVICE GARAGE
L. F. RICH
O. M. REED
C. A ROTENBERRY
W. B RICHARDS
J. E. RITCHIE’
J. G. STOCKTON
STRICKLAND & BREWER
A. F. SNODDY
J. R. SAUNDERS
J. D. SLOAN
I. G. SHI
W. G. SHI
J. R. SCOTT
STEVENSON & CO.
A. P. SMITH
C. W. SEGRAVES
L. P. SID
C. M. SORRELS
R. W. WOMACK
G. L. WILHITE
B. F. WILSON
C. C. WILLIAMS
R. N. WIGGINS
There are two more columns of names in the township of Stratford, but the printed copy is difficult to read.
Thursday, June 10, 1920
MRS. P. J. CALTON, age 67, died at her home south of town at sundown Saturday evening., June 6. Mrs. Calton leaves three sons and one daughter to mourn her death. The sons are GEORGE, TOM, and PAZ/PEZ; the daughter is LUCYwho lived with her mother. Mrs. Calton died from paralysis. The funeral was conducted by BRO. W. U. GOODWIN and the remains were laid to rest in the McGee cemetery Sunday afternoon.
We noticed in the Pauls Valley Enterprise of last week in the marriage license column that there were three licenses issued giving Stratford as their post office address. They were: H. STEVENS to LELA MANER; C. KIDD to QUANAH KEYS; C. EDWARDS to WILLIE GOSNELL. We didn’t know if this is our CECIL EDWARDS or not. How about it Cecil?
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. KIDD came in from Texas to visit home folks. Mr. Kidd is the son of REV. and Mrs. J. D. KIDD of Stratford. Mrs. Kidd is the former MISS QUANAH KEYS, a daughter of our townsman, B. F. KEYS of Stratford. They were married at Pauls Valley in early part of May.
MRS. C. L. CHASTEEN/CHASTAIN and children, wife and children of the new baker, arrived in town to make their home.
C. B. PERRY and T. C. JOHNNSTON were in Pauls valley to meet with the Garvin County Free Fair committee.
L. H. COOPER sold the HENDERSON HARRIS 400 acre farm last week to NORMAN & FLEMING of Maxwell. The deal was $10,000.
S. H. HARKREADER for county treasurer.
Choctaw Indian Team Organized
The following Choctaw ball team was organized; WILLIE/WILLIS SMITH, MAX GOLDEN, JACK LAND/LEWIS?, WILLIAMSON SMITH, CLYDE EDWARDS, DOYLE SMITH, WALTER EDWARDS, AMOS MEALLY, JOHN J. MEALLY, WILLIAM LEWIS.
Thursday, June ?, 1920
YANCY HORTON and MISS THELMA GAAR/GARR were married last Saturday evening, REV. KIDD performed the ceremony which made them man and wife.
MRS. HENDERSON HARRIS, age 54, died at her home south of Stratford Saturday night. The remains were taken to Brittian and laid to rest to wait her master’s call. In the death of Mrs. Harris, the community in which she has long lived, will keenly miss her as she was one of the foremost Christians of our community.
Thursday, June ?, 1920
MRS. OLLIE HUDDLESTON, who had been sick off and on for several months, died at her home in Stratford Friday night, June 18. She was 43/45 years old. She leaves a husband, one son and one daughter and a host of friends and relatives to mourn her death. She was a good woman and a good Christian and she will be missed by all who knew her. The funeral service was held Saturday at the Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by BRO. PETER SMITH, and the remains were laid to rest in the McGee cemetery.
CHARLEY SAUNDERS vs. ESSIE SAUNDER, divorce filed, he wants custody of the minor children ETHEL and FRED SAUNDERS.
J. V. BATES vs. DASIA BATES, field for divorce
The 12 year old son of W. J. BELL, living southwest of Stratford, was drowned in the pool of MR. CHILCUTT last Tuesday while swimming. DR. GADDY was immediately summoned but the boy was dead.
Thursday, July 1, 1920
Mr. and Mrs. FRANCIS SMITH left Tuesday for Coats, Kansas where they will make their home.
Little Boy Dies
NORMAN, the three year old son of M rr and Mrs. H. L. JONES, living up on Route Four, died Thursday, 24. The little fellow had only been sick two weeks when death claimed him. The funeral was held Friday. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their sweet child.
Mr. and Ms. H. BEVERS left to visit their daughter at Graford, Texas.
Thursday, July 22, 1920
Died July 6
J. A. HOOPER, at the home in Stratford of his grandparents, Mr. and Ms. J. A. HOOPER Sr., died, the infant son of FRED HOOPER and his wife LOIS HOOPER. The obsequies were conducted by ELDER W. U. GOODWIN. Interment was at the old McGee Cemetery.
HASSEN’s Store Robbed
Thursday, September 2, 1920
(Difficult to read the printed copy)
Marriage for CHARLIE RICHIE/RITCHIE and MISS RUBY MCDONALD
Marriage for EDWIN BRADLEY and MISS ADA BARRETT
W. F. HAMILTON and MISS ALMA JONES were united in marriage on Aug. 29, 1920, BRO. MOADY officiating. Mr. Hamilton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. HAMILTON who live northeast of town. Mrs. Hamilton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WILBURN JONES of the same neighborhood. The newly married couple will continue to live o the farm.
Mr. and Mrs. BEN HYDEN made a business trip to Sulphur, Davis and PaulsValley, leaving here Tuesday morning and back home before 5:00 the same day. They spent some time at Sulphur and Pauls Valley and stopped at their farm for three hours south of Stratford. The trip was made in a Saxon Six.
K. SULLANS and wife of near Elmore were here Friday.
A. C. BLAKE, the man who brought in the first bale of cotton to Stratford this season, has brought his 4th bale already.
1 good mare, 1 good horse, 2 good young mules to trade for town property in Stratford. E. N. ADAMS
The ex-service men of the Great War met in the city hall of Stratford on Sept. 14, for the purpose of organizing an American Legion Post. Application was made for a charter, post named and officers elected. The name was the WALTER GOODWIN Post in honor of the late WALTER GOODWIN who was killed in action.
Thursday, October 21, 1920
MRS. SIDNEY LEE arrived in Stratford to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. HENRY JONES.
Mr. and Mrs. MOSE L. FERGUSON and MRS. H. A. SHI attended the recital given by ANNA CASE at Ada Wednesday night.
Last Saturday, while Mr. and Mrs. B. F. BRATCHER, who live northeast of town, were on their way home from Byars, one of the buggy wheels went through a bridge, scaring the team. MRS. BRATCHER was thrown from the buggy and killed. Mrs. Bratcher was 75 years old and leaves her husband and 5 living children and a host of friends to mourn her death. The funeral was held Sunday and the services were conducted by REV. W. U. GOODWIN.
OLLIE BOATRIGHT shipped a car load of hogs to market
MRS. C. H. CHASTEEN took her youngest child to Oklahoma City Tuesday to have the tonsils removed.
A. R. DAVIS of Washington, Oklahoma was here last week visiting his mother.
Card of thanks to the business men of Stratford, for the assistance in working the public road commencing at the northwest corner of the GEORGE GILLILAND Farm and running east one mile, then south one mile. J. R. GILLILAND, GEORGE GILLILAND, B. F. BARNETT
M. L. THORN of Deming, New Mexico, who formerly lived over at Old McGee, is here with a fine bunch of horses and mules and will auction them off Saturday, Oct. 23 inStratford.
ROBERT BOATRIGHT Dead
ROBERT BOATRIGHT, a brother of SAM BOATRIGHT and OLLIE BOATRIGHT, died at Oklahoma City last Thursday. Funeral services were held Saturday. The Boatright families of this place attended the funeral.
Thursday, November 4, 1920
MRS. L. JONES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. MCCONNELL, died at her home Sunday morning. The body was laid to rest in the McGee Cemetery Monday.
MRS. ROBERT BAKER and little daughter VIRGINIA of Galveston, Texas were here visiting her sister, MRS. M. F BAYLESS and family, then returned home.