Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
October 12, 1918
Sergeant Wortha Webb, K Com. 757 Infantry, of Ardmore, was killed in action, Sept.14, according to an official notice from the war department to his mother, Mrs. Mary Webb of 309 Fourth Avenue NW. This message was received this morning. A letter date Sept. 5 was also received this morning from Sergeant Webb, in which he stated that he would leave in a few hours for the front, after having a resting period.
Sergeant Webb was 23 years old and among Carter County’s first contingent of the selective draft sent to Camp Travis, San Antonio, Texas last September. He sailed from overseas with the 90th Division some time in June…. He is the second death of Ardmore boys in the 357th Infantry and is the second star of the Broadway Methodist Church’s service flag to turn to gold. Webb was a member of the Ardmore lodge, Woodmen of the World and his death is the first casualty to a member of that organization.
Sergeant Webb is survived by his mother; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Carpenter of Whitesboro, Texas, Mrs. Thomas Weatherby of Blossom, Texas and Mrs. Van Landenham of Broken Bow; and four brothers, Ran, Dow, and Dixon, all of Ardmore, and B. D. Webb of Topeka, Kansas. Dow Webb is a member of Machine Gun Company, Third Regiment, Oklahoma National Guard.
Pauls Valley Column written by Pink Wade
October 17, 1918
Daily Ardmoreite, Ardmore, Oklahoma
T. H. Rice of Stratford was in town Monday on business.
The Spanish influenza is not the decreased in Pauls Valley, according to local physicians.
John Dent of near Elmore died Monday as the result of a gunshot wound in the stomach. The shot was fired by Powell Rose, son of Will Rose. The shooting was the result of alleged cotton theft by a brother of the dead man. It is said that young Rose, who is about 18 yetars, old, caught Dent with his cotton and made him give it up. Later Rose had to pass the home of the Dents and claim they opened fire on him. Officers tried to secure a deathbed statement form the wounded man, who refused, maintaining that he was not going to die. The Rose family is one of the best known in the county.
Mrs. Andrews and her mother, Mrs. Oliphant, accompanied Mr. Andrews to Camp Pike (Arkansas) where they were called to the beside of their son and brother, Harry Oliphant, who is ill of influenza.
H. S. Hurst has received word that his son, Frank Hurst, who was reported seriously wounded in France, is improving and will soon be out of the hospital.
Mrs. Barton Lee is visiting Mrs. Froman Grant in Houston.
M. A. Lassater who spent the weedend with homefolks left Monday for Oklahoma City.
Wayne Dassater is in Fort Worth, Texas.
William Good of Robberson was a business visitor in Pauls Valley Monday.
B. H. Williams is in Oklahoma City on business.
Jack Florence of Florence Chapel was in Pauls Valley Monday.
Editor C. F. hart of the Enterprise was out of doors Monday for the first time in several days. He has been ill with influenza.
H. G. Trust, manager of the Home Oil Company, is ill.
Miss Mary Pyeatt, seventeen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Pyeatt, died at the family home Monday afternoon. Death was caused by influenza. Funeral arrangements had not been announced.
Madill Column by W. J. Bell
October 17, 1918
Miss Kiah Ford, who is employed by the First National Bank, returned Tuesday after a visit with home folks at Kingston.
J. R. Dalton and daughter, Miss Irene Dalton of Stigler, are in Madill with their son and brother, B. F. Dalton. They will remain until Mr. Dalton is well enough to accompany them home.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson of Hartshorn, parents of Mrs. B. F. Dalton, whose funeral they attended Sunday afternoon, returned home Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Ables returned to their home at Healdton Tuesday morning after a weekend with relatives in Madill.
Mr. A. P. Ray, postmaster at Simpson, was a business visitor in Madill Tuesday.
Mrs. May L. Robbins, who had been with her daughter Mrs. W. C. Rollins, through Mr. Rollins illness and death, returned to her home in Oklahoma city Tuesday.
Mrs. Nell Cole and Miss Kitt Irwin, who had been visiting with Mrs. Gray Webster for several weeks, left Tuesday for Dallas, Texas.
Mr. A. H. Huff went to Mineral Wells, Texas Tuesday to return with his son Furdille Huff, who has been there the past six weeks, for the benefit of his health.
Mrs. Effie Jacobs was called to Panhandle, Texas Tuesday, having received a message that her brother, A. D. Ramsey is dead. Mr. Ramsey was in Madill a few weeks ago to visit his sister, Mrs. J. O. Minter and family. He died of pneumonia following Spanish influenza. The funeral will be held Wednesday at Panhandle.
Ben Long, proprietor of the Madill Produce Co., left Tuesday afternoon for Waco, Texas to attend the convention of Texas Butter, Egg and Poultry Association in session in that city this week. Mr. Long is the only Oklahoma dealer who is a member of this association.
L. Wells, C. M. Duncan, Henry Hargis and F. L. Bernon of the south Marshall county, were business visitors in Madill Tuesday.
Fitzhugh Lewis went to Oklahoma City Tuesday to visit his mother Mrs. Mary Robbins.
J. C. Moore of Durant was a business visitor in Madill Tuesday.
Mr. B. A. Coakley is ill of influenza.
The county superintendent of schools received a message Tuesday stating that his brother, Dr. C. F. Montgomery of Roswell, New Mexico died in that city of influenza. Dr. Montgomery was 41 years of age; the body was hipped to his old home in Missouri for burial. Professor Montgomery will be unable to attend the funeral on account of illness in his family.
Mrs. J. B. Ryburn returned Tuesday from Sherman, Texas where she had been visiting a nephew, Floyd Hamlin in the submarine service of the navy, who is spending a short furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hamlin.
Miss Stella Couch of Paris, Texas who had been visiting Mrs. F. E. Ayres, returned home Tuesday.
Charles Hucke left Tuesday on a business trip to Bethany, Missouri.
Jack Cartland left Tuewsday on a business trip to Dallas and Ranger, Texas.
Miss Mildred Colby who is attending school at Nashville, Tenn., arrive home Tuesday to be with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Colby who are seriously ill of influenza.
100 Men to Report Oct. 22
Ardmore, Carter Co., OK
October 17, 1918
Nearly 100 men are called to report at the office of the local exemption board at the courthouse at 8:00 a.m. Oct. 22 to entrain at 4:42 p.m. of the same day for Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico.
Homer J. Adams of Gillham, Arkansas
Arch Alexander of Ardmore
Thomas C. Bailey of Wirt
Tracy Barker of Brock
Alvis Berry of Ardmore
Fred I. Blalock of Springer
Wesley Boutwell fo Wilson
Alvin Boyers of Ardmore
Warner B. Brewer of Jacksonville, Tennessee
Fred Francis Brooks of Healdton
Felix Brown of Cherokee, Alabama
Dela Burton of Pooleville
Floyd L. Cargile / Cargill of Fillmore
Jeff Chambers of Rubottom
Julian Augustus Clough of Marsden
Jesse F. Coffie / Coffey of Mulkey
W. M. Cole of Mannsville
V. L. Cruce of Ardmore
Arthur Cude of Ardmore
Noah Wesley Davis of Ardmore
Jack Dennis of Healdton
Rice Dillard of Caddo
Calvin Wesley Dudley of Writ
Charles L. East of Albany, New York
John B. Eggleston of Ardmore
Clarence Elliott of Ardmore
Charles A. Fanning of Durwood
I.F. Finely of Healdton
Samuel Franklin of Maysville
Jesse David Freeman of Hennepin
Olin E. Fultonof Bridgeport
Rollie Alfred Gardner of Healdton
S. D. Gidon of Baum
Amos Gilliam of Berwyn
Cliff Groves of Brownwood
John Hardin of Wirt
Roy Harrison of Ardmore
Frank Hesbrock of Ardmore
Bryan Hierston of Oil City
Alvis Hodges of Tulsa
Edward W. Hogue of Writ
Ector Lee Huddleston of Healdton
Luke Ballard Hurley of Ardmore
John B. Hutchins of Berwyn
L. Kershaw of Dallas, Texas
Emmet Key of Ardmore
William King of Wynnewood
William B. Kirpatrick of Fox
Palmer Brady Kratzer of Ranger, Texas
John Bryan Johnson of Jacksonville, Tennessee
Luther M. Jones of Healdton
Morgan Cattie Latimer of Ardmore
Ernest F. Lewis of McMann
J. M. Lowrance of Ardmore
John A. McCarty of McMann
Hercules McClain of Healdton
Melton McCurry of Boktulo, Oklahoma
Julian Marcus of Ardmore
S. L. Mahurin of Springer
H. Miser of Rosedale
Dorris Mitchell of Wilson
John H. Moran of Ardmore
Harry W. Morris of Nitro, West Virginia
Oscar Morrow of Ardmore
Calvin A. Newton of Wilson
Herman Loyd Parlier of Provence
William Rufus Pettitt of Springer
Harry Lee Phelps of Alma
Artie Lestel Pirkel of Tatums
rRed Ponder of Graham
Ernest A. Powell of Newport
Henry M. Putnam of Wirt
Bailey E. Roberson of Ardmore
Cricket Robertson of Okmulgee
James E. Robinson of Zita Route
Baxter Sanders of Wilson
Jos.Bailey Shelley of Lone Grove
James B. Sims of Mulkey
John Sisson of Philadelphia, Mississippi
Elby Skaggs of Ardmore
Robert M. Smith of Graham
William A. Smith of Graham
Jesse Stubblefield of Pooleville
James Thomas Sutton of Ardmore
Burrell Taylor of Wilson
Henry Taylor of Ardmore
John Bryan Taylor of Ardmore
Joy O. Taylor of Ardmore
Lee Taylor of Newport
Claude Troop of Wilson
Homer T. Tucker of Lone Grove
Frank J. Way of Oswalt
Samuel West of Berwyn
Alfred Wilcox of Healdton
Edgar F. Wilson of Wirt
Hiram E. Wilson of Ardmore
Davie Emmet Wimberly of Ardmore
Floyd Zellner of Ardmore
New Wilson Column by Mrs. J. W. Jones
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
October 19, 1918
W. M. Rothrock has returned after a business trip to Cedarvale, Kansas.
Richard Woods was in Wilson Tuesday.
Miss Adah Mae Walton was in Ardmore, Monday.
Mr. Anderson of the Dawson Produce Co. was in Wilson Tuesday.
Mrs. George O. Alvis and daughter, Miss Winifred, spent Tuesday in Ardmore.
Mr. Spark s of the Morris Co. was here Tuesday.
Mr. King, representative of the Shapleigh Hardware Co. of St. Louis was in Wilson Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Gill motored to Wichita Falls Sunday.
Mrs. M. Merrill is visiting relatives at Ravia this week.
Miss Mattie Dunlalp returned on Tuesday after a visit with Miss Oma Cornish at Ringling.
Misses Jeannette and Dorothy Ensworth are spending the week at their home in Ardmore.
M. L. Frazier was a business visitor her Teusday.
Mrs. Joyce Adams and Miss Gladys Scivally are spending this week in Ardmore.
Lucien Payne, age 16 years, son of Mr and Mrs. C. P. Payne, died Tuesday night. Funeral services were held at the residence at Bowman Cemetery at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Snow McKenzie.
Alva A. Marshall, age 26 years, died of pneumonia Monday night at their residence on the H. H. Simmons farm, four miles south of Wilson. The body was embalmed by undertaker W. B. Ainsworth and shipped to McGregor, Texas, Tuesday. Mr. Marshall was the first member of a family of twelve to died. He is survived by his widow; two children; his parents; and eleven brothers and sisters, C. F. Marshall, Mrs. Minnie Franklin of Turnersville, Texas, B. L. Marshall, Odie and Thelma of Gatesville, Texas, Mrs. L. B. Sumler of Oglesby, Oklahoma, L. J. and T. M. of McGregor, Texas, E. E. Marshall in the U. S. forces in France, W. H. in training at Waco, and Elma of McGregor.
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
October 19, 1918
Louis Davis, said to be 80 years of age, has filed suit in the district court against Emma Davis; they married 1911 in Gainesville, Texas.
November 3, 1918
A decree of divorce was granted the plaintiff I the case of Audrey Bentley vs Oscar Bentley.
Maggie Belle Singleton was granted a divorce from her husband, Nathaniel Singleton.
Prickett Boy Given to Uncle
October 23, 1918
… Judge W. F. Freeman decided that the baby boy of a soldier Carter Co. gave as some of its quota should be kept in the custody of those whom the father designated as its guardians, until such time as the war should be over and sixty days there after,… the father’s enlistment shall have expired…
Fred Prickett and Lilly P. Evitts were married in Texas Dec. 11, 1913. T heir boy, Frederick William Prickett, was born Dec. 23, 1915 and shall be three years of age next December; that during this year, the father was called to service and sent to Austin, Texas, later College Station… in August, he secured a furlough and went to Waco to the home of his mother-in-law Mrs. Marie Evitts and took his boy, with her consent, and placed him in the home of his brother, Walter Prickett, a highly paid employee of the Carter Oil Company at Wirt in this county; that he wrote Mrs. Marie Evitts two or three letters saying she could not again have the boy as his wife was pursuing a course that would not entitle her to have the care and custody of the child….. the boy was kidnappedby the…. Mother’s testimony… She admitted that she and her husband were separated; that she had taken a business course in a commercial school, then worked in a cafeteria in Houston… went to Alexandria, Louisiana as a cashier in another cafeteria… she had gone from Waco to Port Arthur and visited four weeks….she had taken automobile rides at night with men and women to Beaumont and Sour Lake… she had on certain occasions that she had taken the child and drank intoxicating liquors… her young brother had protested against her actions and asked her to return to their mother at Waco.. she insisted she had done no wrong…. Judge Freeman said… the child should remain in the custody of its uncle, Walter Prickett… the child was taken to the home of Dan Blackburn and then to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Prickett in Wirt today.
Mrs. Mary C. Godfrey
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
November 3, 1918
Friends in Ardmore received word last week of the death near Pittsburg, Oklahoma, of Mrs. Mary Mary C. Godfrey, wife of the Rev. J. H. Godfrey, and daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Charles E. Gooding. Mr. Godfrey was a former pastor of Carter Avenue Methodist Church and built its first place of worship.The Godfrey family left Ardmore about fifteen years ago.
Mrs. Godfrey was born October 19, 1860. She was a Chickasaw Indian by birth and was married to J. h. Godfrey at Colbert, Indian Territory April 15, 1877. To this union eight children were born, five of whom survive her. Some time after her marriage, her husband secured a license to preach in the Methodist church and was later admitted on trial for the Indian Mission Conference. For twelve years, she stood by his side and helped him as he preached the gospel to both Indians and whites. He was preeminently successful in his work, due to a large degree to her sublime faith in God and her earnest prayers. At the end of the twelfth year in the ministry, Mr. Godfrey located and has been living on their farm for sixteen years near Pittsburg. Two weeks before her death, she was stricken with influenza and suffered intensely for several days, but afterward, seemed to grow much better but pneumonia developed and death soon result.
She is survived by her husband and five children, Mrs. Mona Haywood who lives at Wirt, Frank Godfrey at McAlester, Mrs. Edna Bohreer at Pittsburg, and Earl Godfrey of the home. She leaves two brothers, Frank and Lem Gooding of Colbert and a sister Mrs. Emma Watkins.
Funeral services were conducted at the home of the Rev. T. O. Shanks and interment was in the Pleasant Valley cemetery.
First Carter County Boy Returns after Overseas Duty
November 21, 1918
Sergt. G. C. Howell said to be the first Carter County boy to return from overseas service, spent yesterday in Ardmore en route to Healdton to see his mother Mrs. J. A. Elliott. Sergeant Howell saw action and was furloughed to the States on account of injuries received in action. He is with the Fourth Detachment Gas Instruction. While he was only given two weeks’ furlough from Newport News, it is not thought that he will be returned overseas for service.
Draft Eligbles Are Summoned for Examination
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
The following draft eligibles have been summoned to report for physical examination at the courthouse at 8:00 a.m. Saturday:
Lester Garvin of Healdton
Emanuel Lowenstein of Ardmore
Carl Kelsey Teakil of Wilson
Sidney West Gibson, care of Billboard, Cincinnati, Ohio
Lonnie Robinson Richards of Ardmore
Caley Wallace of Ardmore
Roy O. Cummings of Lone Grove
Paul J. Milner of Ardmore
Enos A. Lewis of Magazine, Arkansas
Sam Postoak of Ardmore
Magarito Gardi of Ardmore
Harry Louis Lenning of Milo
Joseph H. Cathey of Jacksonville, Tenn.
Joseph M. Fontaine of Ardmore
Karl H. Pruitt of Valiant
Andrew Dawson of Ardmore
Jim Caldwell of Hewitt
Jimmie Wilson of Berwyn
Oliver Ashley of Newport
Mike O’Donnell of Wilson
Walter Henry Dixon of Healdton
Ralph H. Boyle of Ardmore
John Ruben Pittman of Baum
Jasper Thomas Garrett of Berwyn
Fred Koskie of Lone Grove
Albert Richmond Craddock of Hoxbar
Benny Carl Gabriel of Alma
James Allen Burd of Healdton
Broddie Redd of Ardmore
Dewey Teague of Healdton
Daniel Bunyan Lynch of Ardmore
Frank Mack Mays of Berwyn
Willis Blake Hawthorne of Wilson
James Erick Dove of Ardmore
Horace Dewey Shockley of Ardmore
Spear Thomas McCaskill of Brock
Claude Franklin Rudd of Overbrook
Harry Wheat Noland of Ardmore
Coley Y. Watson of Ardmore
Adrian Lafayette Young of Healdton
Houston C. Burton of Doyle
Ray Lynn Kennedy of Fox
Alvin Preston Brock of Berwyn
Pleasant H. Thompson of Wilson
John Edwin Lynch of Ardmore
Max Yeager of Springer
Homer Lee Wright of Dixie
Andrew C. Butler of Springer
Willie Fairbanks of Driggs
Astar Fulmer of Tatums
Clyde Douglas Haight of Ardmore
Curry Jenkins of Tatums
J. B. Williamson of Ardmore
McDonald Riley of Healdton
Charles Henry Barber of Mulkey
Robert Hollis Mathews of Ardmore
A.C. Ford of Ardmore
Walter Riley Cox of Berwyn
Marion L. Sizemore of Wirt
Joyce Bain Adams of Ardmore
Joe Edward Brown of Berwyn
James Madison Gabriel
Jim Joe Rhoades of Martha
Thomas Luther Richards of Wirt
Lewis William Winsett of Lone Grove
Roy Lafayette Buck of Marsden
Lawrence E. Kirkwood of Oswaldt
William Arthur Butler of Woodford
Ralph Allen Young of Lone Grove
Jesse Pauley of Ardmore
Ivey Davis of Tatums
Newton Schuman of Staunton
Frank Mackey of Milo
James Artie Watkins of Ardmore
Randolph William Helbach of Ardmore
Youin Fugua of Oil City
Jesse Burleson Akers of Ardmore
Thomas S. Rose of Newport
Wesley William Gibson of Ardmore
Mathew Jackson of Newport
Walter Amos Loughridge, of Lone Grove
Norma Estil Oakman of Woodford
Stanton I. Davis of Healdton
Frame James Osburn of New Wilson
Bernard Pritchett of Ardmore
Charles Cleveland Campbell of Healdton
George Clyde Johnson of Lone Grove
Riley Lee Ball / Bell of Wirt
Robert Luther Kinnard of Healdton
Charles Oscar Coburn of Writ
Hollis Granville Woodruff of Staunton
Claude Hamilton of Berwyn
Eddie Ray of Ardmore
Walter Sleight Harwell of Wirt
Budd Hoard of Ardmore
Marion Gaines of Guthrie
Isaac Mario King of Nelda
John Karilo of Wirt
Thomas Elmo Parker of Woodford
Hollis Lee Rogers of Wirt
Benjamin F. D. Wood of Red fork
Walter Eugene Stanley of Healdton
Ernest Taylor of Woodford
William Todd of Hewitt
John William Pearson of Healdton
Alford Orvil Pettitt of Springer
Ernest W. Tate of Fox
Bailey Gaunce of Ardmore
Arthur Bell Jones of Writ
Admiral Dewey Russell of Wilson
Hosea Lee Ellis Brookins of Alma
Jim Raburn of Brock
Willie Bell of Ardmore
James William Busby of Staunton
John Hill of Ardmore
William Andy Mack of Brock
Ras Richmond of Camp Pike, Arkansas
James Marvin Jones of Wilson
William Thomas Blanton of Wirt
Robert Lee Standridge of Wilson
Effick C. Evans of Tatums
William Lee Bamburg of Ardmore
James W. Trimmer of Ardmore
William Henry Townsend of Fox
Robert Malcolm Langston of Ranger, Texas
William O. Davison of Ardmore
Edward William Hughes of Pauls Valley
Walter Stevens Hester of Wirt
William H. Duren of Wilson
John Virgil Sowell of Berwyn
Ernest F. Chandler of Ardmore
James Ed Arnold of Lone Grove
Louis C. Ayers of Wirt
Oscar McCamie Parks of Ardmore
Joseph Asberry Caldwell of Milo
Osborn Carlton Medlin of Writ
George Otis Morse of Lone Grove
Benny Arthur Roberts of Milo
MarlowG. Langford of Mulkey
Clarence Atkins of Ardmore
Ora Freeman of Ardmore
Davis Standeford of Ardmore
Marion James Talley of Marsden
Willis Shrader of Healdton
Lonnie Stephenson of Berwyn
Seth John Daniels of Ardmore
Samuel Jackson Truesdale of Milo
John Hivick of Wirt
Leonard Thomas Ellis of Ardmore
Robert Lee Mabry of Wirt
David Abrams of Berwyn
George Washington Barnes of Writ
Fred Hitt of Provence
James Sheffield Green of Baum
Vernice Fuller of Ardmore
Philip Henry S. Ray of Alma
Edward Henry Black of Ardmore
Jack Stone of Healdton
James S. Treat of Ardmore
Ira Adolph Castleman of Wilson
James Thomas Fisher of Lone Grove
Joseph Abram Morgan of Oil City
Ovie Payne of Berwyn
Samuel V. Lewis of Berwyn
Joseph C. Simpson of Lone Grove
Don Madrall Cooner of Ardmore
Samuel Roberts of Springer
Marmaduke P. Cox of Berwyn
Glenn Earl Round of Ardmore
Oscar W. Burman of Overbrook
Asberry McGowen of Wilson
Thomas M. Cullins of Berwyn
Edward F. Lamberth of Ardmore
Lester L. Laird of Wilson
William L. Hearn of Wirt
Bailey Walker of Tatums
Chauncey L. McConell of Wichita Falls, Texas
Adolph Honegger of Wilson
Benjamin F. Taylor Of Newport
Ed Daniels of Ardmore
Dwight V. Spalding of Ardmore
William E. Bass of Ardmore
Joseph A. Grisham of Reck
Roma McCauley of Ardmore
James E. Sands of Wirt
William Rush Duncan ofWoodford
MarcyM. Johnson of Ardmore
Harry E. Woodruff of Staunton
Vernon C. Fonville of Ardmore
George E. Doss of Writ
Clyde Byram of Writ
Shelby R. Head of Lone Grove
Dozier H. Sutton of Ardmore
Roy Carlton of Zita Route
Edward L. Tipton of Ardmore
Tommie L. Fuller of Wapanucka
Scott Mitchell of Writ
Banks Stevenson of Milo
Joe E. Parker of Dixie
Charles E. Smith of Healdton
James V. Dixon of Tussy
Oliver Mitchell of Tatums
Le Roy Peel of Healdton
Harold M. Wallace of Ardmore