I found the article below in the microfilm of 16 Dec 1915 Kiowa County News.There was a picture with it but it was of poor quality.Does this picture still exist.My great grandfather was in this picture.Rochelle ========================================================== There are nearly a hundred confederate veterans and their wives and widows of veterans now living in the comfortable home provided by the state at Ardmore.Mrs. Lutie Hailey Walcott of Ardmore donated the site of the home and the main building contains a tablet bearing this inscription.
"Enshrined in the hearts of all friends of this institution is the memory of Mrs. Lutie Hailey Walcott who donated the land to his home."
The home is supported by state appropriations and recently a hospital building was added to the main building and put into service.
Out just a few miles from the beautiful city of Ardmore these hundred survivors of the great war are living happily.In hall, on porch and in sunny bedrooms there is cheer and friendliness.Papers and letter keep them in touch with the world outside.None of the inmates have rules for living long lives to offer, but all declare their happiness and welcome visitors, escort them about the home and pass hours telling the stories of actives lives.