The Alex Tribune
Alex, Indian Territory (Oklahoma)
August 8, 1907
The Ireton and Alex orders of the Woodmen of the World are arranging to have a big picnic at the picnic grounds on this side of the bridge… Committees: WILL FITZPATRICK and W. H. HALE of Ireton; Dr. HANNA and J. T. LOONEY of Alex.
CHARLES MARTIN, agent for the Rock Island RR here, reports doing $5800 worth of freight handled here.
While playing with a pitchfork last Thursday, FREEMAN SALTER was accidentally struck with the prong in the side of his head above the ear. It was expected the wound would be fatal but Dr. PETERS and Dr. PITTSBURG think he will recover. The boy, age 18, was working for B. B. LINDSAY five miles west of town and comes from Durwood where his folks reside.
J. R. THIGPIN went to Chickasha and married Miss MARGARET M. WISEHART of Wellington, Kansas, performed by Rev. MCGEE of the M. E. Church at Chickasha. Five years ago Mrs. Thigpin drew a claim near Mountain View while Rex worked in a business in town, during this time they became acquainted. He served in the U. S. Army two years and now is the proprietor of the New State Barber shop.
Alex Boys Play Again
SAM WITT of Wynnewood, who used to catch for CHARLES MARTIN in Texas, came to town… they talked about the old games they had starred in together, so they decided to play again, so they matched with Bradley… The March-Witt battery struck out 15 men and the Bradley team struck out 10 men…
H. C. MCCLUTCHEON has several loads of watermelons.
Lindsay Farmer Killed
The body of SETH HAZEL was found this morning on the railroad between Pauls Valley and Lindsay. Mr. Hazel had been in Pauls Valley to attend a roping contest and after night started out, it is believed, to return home by following the railroad track. The train came from behind and killed him. He was a farmer and stock raiser living near Lindsay and a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.
The man found murdered in a freight car near Chickasha last week has since been identified as EARL CRAWFORD, living near Tuttle. Three men have been arrested for being implicated in the murder. The story is sensational and includes some domestic trouble between Crawford and his wife and one of the men arrested.
GERALD BEDNAR Hardware & Implements
M. H. SMITH dry goods, clothing, groceries… phone 93.
CHARLES CALLAHAN Real Estate
First Bank of Alex; W. V. ALEXANDER, pres.; A. T. GARNER, v. p.
New State Restaurant, J. MUERY, prop.
Pool hall; J. A. JOHNSTON, prop.
Kentucky Jack, got by War King imported from Spain, dam Queen, W. H. TEDFORD, owner, on Roaring Creek southwest of Bradley.
Baptist preaching Saturday and Sunday, C. T. WILSON, pastor.
J. B. MCBRIDE and family visited on Winter’s Creek.
U. B. MITCHELL visited at Lindsay.
L. GREEN and family are visiting relatives near the Arbuckle mountains.
Mr. GIBSON returned from a visit to Greer county.
Born to FRANK PORTER and son, a nine pound boy. Dr. MCBRIDE attended.
D. P. CHITWOOD was at Rush Springs.
WILLIE FORD was peddling beef to his neighbors.
Miss MAMYE / MAMIE HUNNICUTT was riding through the community Saturday.
FRANKLIN JAMISON is the proud possessor of a rubber tire buggy.
WILLIE STACEY was out riding with a young lady, Miss Hunnicutt.
FLOYD HOLDER is home after looking for cattle.
Mr. CAMPBELL returned from Norman where he formerly attended school.
Our boys like to go to candy breakings far and near. BUN and ALEX CHITWOOD and ALBERT CHITWOOD say the one at DUNHAM’S Friday was splendid.
J. C. KENDRICK was riding Monday and took dinner at POUND’S.
Mrs. DORRIS and wife moved here Firday.
A young man named MAYNESS, living four miles farther up Roaring Creek, is ill.
While out riding Saturday, CLAUDE STEPHENS, one of the neighbor boys, was thrown from his horse and broke a collar bone.
Preparations are being made for Bro. WHITE’S meeting beginning Aug. 22.
Miss MAUD BLIGH was in Chickasha.
WILLIAM BLAKELY left for McAlester to attend the Masonic Grand lodge.
Mrs. W. P. SIMS went to visit relatives in Greer and Beaver counties.
C. P. FULLER sold his hardware stock to E. M. STURGIS of Oklahoma City.
JIM MACKEY went to their New Mexico claim. JOHN and AL EASLEY went to theirs a few years ago.
Painted: the Dunn hotel and residences of BLAKELEY, TOLLISON and MARSHALL.
Out town was shocked by the sudden death of SETH HAZEL who was killed last week by the train near Pauls Valley. Mr. GRAHAM and family, relatives, attended the funeral at Lindsay.
JOHN STARKEY was born in Tennessee in 1847 and died at Bradley, August 7, 1907. He came to Indian Territory 22 years and became a respected citizen, member of the Christian Church, and a member of the A.H.T. A. which order had charge of the funeral.
Alex Camp W. O. W. No. 78: J. M. HOLLIS, C. C.; B. B. CARNES, V. Lieut.; JOE STEIN, Sec.
January 31, 1908
Death of Mrs. JOHN IRETON
Last Monday evening, Mrs. John Ireton, an aged lady and pioneer of this country, passed away at her home 1 ½ miles north of Alex, age 48. Mrs. Ireton was born in Stonewall County, Choctaw County, Dec. 25, 1860 and married to JOHN IRETON in 1876, age 16. There were 12 children born to the union, 8 boys and 4 girls, nine of whom are living, two girls and a boy now in the better land to received their faithful Christian mother. Mrs. Ireton was a member of the Catholic Church for many years. Impressive funeral services were held at the home by Rev. HAECKER of Chickasha Wednesday afternoon…conveyed to their private graveyard, where by the side of a devoted husband she now rests in peace. Pneumonia is the cause of death. …
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES MARTIN have a new daughter born last Monday night…
May 8, 1908
CLABE WEAVER traded off his buggy.
Mrs. ELLEN COFFELT has been ill.
Misses CLELLIE CORNISH and CEBA COFFELT visited the Misses HALE.
R. A. THOMAS was ill.
JOE FOREMAN returned from Texico, New Mexico where he sold his claim.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. COFFELT, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. CORNISH visited the R. A. THOMAS family.
Mrs. LAURA WEAVER was ill.
Mrs. ELLEN GRAY completed the fence opening of the section line between her place and her son-in-law’s, R. A. THOMAS.
Mr. and Mrs. ROSS of St. Joe, Texas are visiting children and grandchildren in Rush Springs and Roaring Creek. He is 85 years old and she is 73, having lived to see the fifth generation. They came to have their picture taken with their children and grandchildren. Mrs. M. A. FOREMAN is their daughter, Mrs. W. R. CORNISH granddaughter, Mrs. EULA BEAN the next generation, and ALLINE BEAN, age 19, the great-great-granddaughter.
W. P. SIMS is holding justice court Tuesday evening, J. C. HAMPTON suing N. F. BOOZIER for a store account, which was settled in Hampton’s favor.,
WILLIAM WEEMS, RUBE HOLDER, CHARLES ADAMS and Mr. COCHBURN and others were on a camp hunt across the river, chasing wolves and brought in two wild cats.
R. W. CARNS, EZRA SMITH, JAMES RAGLAND, and JOHN STAGGS of Ada and vicinity were here as a committee to apportion an allotment seven miles north of here.
Dragged to Death
ODEN, 15 year old son of the widow Mrs. HARKEY living about ten miles north of Lindsay, met a frightful death Saturday morning. He went to bring in cows, taking a horse and lariat. … failure to return… search was instituted… finding his body, lariat around his neck, horse nearby. … no eye witnesses, supposition is that while using the lariat, the boy allowed the loop to get around his neck in some manner and was thrown or fell from the horse… The Harkeys have lived in the Criner neighborhood about two years. The boy was a brother of Mrs. ALBERT GOOD, a member of a well known family there. From the News.
On Saturday, May 16, the decoration of the Laflin Creek Graveyard…. JOHN COX, LUCAS GOGAN, and G. O. WALTHALL, committee.
RUFUS BOND of Enville, who purchased the lot between the bank’s new building and Vincent, Burch & Co.’s, is expected to let a contract for a two story brick building, 25 by 80 feet. Mr. Bond is a merchant of large experience…
Friday, May 22, 1908
LON FISHER shipped hogs to Fort Worth.
F. M. BRADLEY and others shipped hogs to Fort Worth.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. DUNN gave the young folks a party.
Bradley was visited by a storm…moved the house of WILLIAM WOOLSEY about ten feet.
ARCHIE BOLAND of near Noble was thrown from a mule.
Nine yoke of oxen drawing a 22 inch plow are attracting attention at the W. P. MCBRIDE farm southeast of here where some blackjack land is being broken.
GUY EIGHMY arrived from Chickasha, hobbling on crutches, having fallen.
Mrs. ELMER GRAY went to Ninnekah.
One of Mr. HALE’S milk cows was shot in one eye and the udder.
W. R. CORNISH and family were in Rush Springs.
ELMER GRAY, age 13, was plowing when the team got away… did not hurt themselves or Elmer.
The wind and rain blew off the tops of B. F. FOREMAN’S barn.
The case between TOM HOBBS and Mrs. ELMER GRAY was thrown out of court.
LEE BURCH caught a ten pound catfish.
BEN FREENEY made improvements to his barn and lots.
WALTER STEWART finished painting the house and fence for Ben Freeney.
ED CHERRY and Mr. VANDERGRIFF of Chattanooga, Tennessee arrived last week. Ed is working with MARSHALL GAGE. Mr. Vandergriff hasn’t a job yet. Both have been street car men but decided they would rather farm and decided to make Alex their stopping place.
Mrs. GEORGE O. WALTHALL died at her home here Wednesday of spinal trouble. She had been sick only a week and her sudden summons came as a distinct shock to her friends and relatives. NANCY GARNER was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HARRIS GARNER and came here with her parents from Tishomingo. In 1901 she was joinedin marriage to Mr. Walthall at Chickasha and four children were born to the union, three survive. Besides her husband and three little ones, her father and mother, three brothers, GEORGE, EDGAR, and FRANK, of Curty, and two sisters, Mrs. IDA GOOCH of Curty and Mrs. LULU JOHNSON of Beaver County are left to mourn her loss. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, Rev. FRENCH officiating. Interment was at Laflin Creek cemetery.
Officers: B. F. WALLACE, pres.; GERALD BEDNAR, vice pres.; SIM R. WILSON, sec. and treas.
Stephenson-Brown Lumber Co., J. M. GIBSON, mgr.
K. C. Pool Hall, REYNOLDS Bros., prop.