The Madill Times
Madill, Marshall Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, July 13, 1911
Last Tuesday, A. H. MATTHEWS of Pineville, Arkansas, and Miss RUTH HAKWINS of about 4 miles north of Madill were united in matrimony at the home of the bride’s parents. They will make their home at Calico Rock, Arkansas.
D. K. BATTENFIELD was injured while ripping lumber, the end of his right ring finger was cut off.
Last Friday while Mr. and Mrs. BERT WHITE, who live 4 ½ miles north of town, were away from home when their barn caught fire and burned, burning their little three year old girl ELLA to death. The two little girls were playing on some baled oats that had been piled in front of the door of one old fashion log cribs. The older girl, age 8, barely escaped with a badly burned arm.
Friday evening about 4:00, L. G. BENSON went to the jail and shaved HARVE MELTON. After the shave, jailor TURNER turned his back to Melton to unlock the cell when Melton seized Turner’s gun and threw it on Benson and Turner and told to get in the cell. Then Melton ran out and ‘made his getaway.’
B. C. CARROLL threshed an oat crop of 54 acres that made a yield of 55 bushels per acre. Mr. Carroll lives on one of W. T. ROSS’S places two miles west of Kingston.
THEO. WILSON purchased a shotgun from BALDWIN & VITITTOE and went for game, found a rattlesnake 5’ 10” on his property…
Grandpa Patterson Dead
Grandpa PATTERSON died Friday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. P. HAYNES. Mr. Patterson was born in Tennessee, Dec. 8, 1845, went to Texas, and was married in 1867. He leaves six children to mourn their loss. The remains were buried at the new cemetery.
MOSLEY LEWIS, 24, of Durwood and Miss IDA JACKSON 21 of Mannsville.
WILLIAM B. HOLDER 40 of Madill and Mrs. LURIE MCNATT 24 of Ardmore.
FRED VINSON 21 of Enville and Miss LUCY WEAVER 20 of Lebanon.
A.H. MATTHEWS 25 of Culp, Arkansas and Miss RUTH HAWKINS, 19 of Madill.
J. A. BYRD, 26 and Miss REAN MAY HOGGARD 19 both of Kingston.
Here and There
Mrs. ALLIE DAVIES attended her father’s funeral, Mr. Patterson, then returned to her home in Mexico.
Thursday, July 27, 1911
The State vs.: G. F. HUMAN, B. G. GLASS, JOHN HENRY, FREEMAN ARKANSAS, JOHN MCKEEHEN, J. F. LINDSEY, F. S.MCGINNIS, W. C. JOLIFF, WILL KANEY, GEORGE PRATT, ARCH MCEACHERN, ALBERT LACY, BEN HICKS, N. R. INGE, FRANK SIMPSON, EARL EAKINS, BOSS DRAWGHESS, JOHN TRAMMELL, J. F. WILLIAMS, SAM GLASS and GRADY MCGEE, J. N. DAVIS, GUY MOODY, ED AMBROSE, SETH WILLIAMS, BEN MCLAUGHLIN, JIM PEOPLES, HARRY THOMPSON, SAM SLACK, G. W. STINNETT
AUDIE DEERE died at the home of P. H. DEERE July 5. Audie was born March 1898 at Linn. He was baptized and became a member of the Baptist Church last year. …. His remains were laid to rest in the Linn cemetery by the side of his sister FLORA, who had gone on before just 15 years to the day.
E. G. MCADOO
E. G. MCADOO of the Archerd community died Wednesday afternoon from the effects of a mule kick. The mule kicked him in the stomach Sunday… The remains were laid to rest in the Oakland Madill cemetery today. The services conducted by Rev. J. O. PETERSON of the Methodist Church. Mr. McAdoo had lived in the community several years. He was a member of the Unitarian Church. He leaves a wife and several children. He was the father of Mrs. W. S. RICHARDSON.
Here and There
M. F. WEST of Parker County, Texas, visited the home of J. R. PEARCE last week. Mr. West lives on the Brazos River. He is a brother of Mrs. Pearce.
J. C. CORDRAY and wife of Soper in Choctaw County visited here, their old home, moving from here last fall.
Mr. LAWRENCE of Mannsville was buried under the auspices of the Masonic lodge there. He had resided in and around there for some years and leaves a large family. He is the father of Prof. JOHN LAWRENCE, teacher at Simpson.
Thursday, August 3, 1911
Here and There
Mr. and Mrs. R. V. COVY / COVEY of Huston/ Houston, Texas, came to visit Mrs. Covy’s parents Mr. and Mrs. W. R. ROSS.
U.S. WATSON of Amity, Arkansas, came to visit his sons, ED and CASS WATSON.
M. F. ALLEN of Willis was here to select a monument for his father’s grave at Powell.
State vs. T. H. MARTIN; JESSE MCBROOM, EDWARD HERRING
The body oflittle MAUDIE CAPES, 12 months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. MONROE CAPES of Kingston, was laid to rest in the Star cemetery Thursday. Rev. LITTLE conducted the services.
JESSE BOGG and Miss EDENA JONES were married at the home of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. T. J. JONES Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. NIX, who resided near here several years, but left three years ago, visited HARVEY BISHOP. Harvey Bishop and family went to Wynnewood to help Mr. Nix move back to this community.
J. P. BISHOP, brother of Harvey Bishop, is here prospecting.
GUS ROY and CHARLES BISHOP sold land to JACK LEDBETTER and son of Madill who will move there next year.
Thursday, August 10, 1911
Yesterday morning, BERT WHITE of the White & Edwards Restaurant, shot himself accidentally with a 38, had the pistol between his knees and was trying to work it when it went off, passed through above the left knee.
While skating at the skating rink, ALBERT WATKINS fell and broke his arm.
WILL POGUE of Preston was shot and killed three last Friday by two young negroes, JOHN and CHARLES WILSON. The Wilsons used a Winchester and shot Pogue five times. Not trace of the Wilsons.
Thursday, August 17, 1911
Mrs. G. W. WATKINS was taken to the state asylum at Norman.
JESSE L. MOORE of Linn Is Dead
JESSE L. MOORE died Monday morning at Linn where he had been in bad health for a year. Mr. Moore was born more than 50 years ago in a mile of where he was living when he died, always lived on the old home place. He was a member of the Christian Church for years, a member of the W.O.W. and I.O.O.F. lodges. He leaves a wife and seven children. The remains were buried in the family graveyard at their home. S. P. TILLERSEN and R. L. STOUT were here Monday afternoon for the coffin and burial robe.
In Denison, Saturday, Miss ALINE WILLIAMS of Madill and SI PRIGMORE, now at Madill, were united in marriage. His home is at Whitewright, Texas.
W. B. RAMSEY 32 of Pike and Miss ESSIE WHARTEN 22 of Simpson.
M. C. FULLER 21 and Miss DELLA TAYLOR 18 both of Linn.
R. E. WARKHAM 34 and Mrs. FLORECNE MAINOR 23 both of Aylesworth.
W. B. BAKER 19 and Miss VICK RIND 21 both of Lark.
Little VELMA FOLLAS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN FOLLAS, died last Monday. The mother and child have been in delicate health. Funeral services were conducted at the Madill-Oakland cemetery by Bro. DAVIS.
M. C. FREEZE died suddenly Wednesday in an Ardmore sanitarium, after an operation for appendicitis. His remains will be buried in the Oakland-Madill cemetery. Mr. Freeze lived a mile north of town and was a member of the Christian Church.
Mrs. RUBY COOK of Arkansas visited her mother Mrs. MARSH and her sister Mrs. HOWELL, then returned home. Mrs. Cook did live here for years.
Mrs. CONWAY and daughter Miss DECIA moved into house vacated by JOHN CHRISTIAN.
Mr. and Mrs. HENRY LUKER of Gordonville, Texas visited their brother W. A. AYRES and family.
Grandma SCOGGINS died Tuesday evening at the home of J. P. ARRINGTON at Antioch, age 67. Grandma Scotts was an Alabamian by birth but she came to Indian Territory from Arkansas several years ago. She became a member of the Baptist Church. She leaves a brother, five children, and relatives. Two of her children, JNO. SCOGGINS and Mrs. ARRINGTON, with whom she made her home for the past 18 years, were with her when the summons came. Two of her sons, MIKE PURTELL and W. E. SCOGGINS of Hope, Arkansas, arrived for the funeral. One daughter could not be here. Her body was laid to rest in the Madill-Oakland cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, August 24, 1912
Two Slain, One Injured in Fight over Land Title
Chickasha, Aug. 20:As the result of a school district feud in McClain County in the Washington School District 20 miles east of Chickasha, WILL AUTRY and TOM MCCLENDON, two school officers and wealthy intermarried citizens there, are dead and Dr. J. H. COLBY of Purcell is under arrest. Colby was wounded in the shooting scrape of Saturday morning. The trouble grew out of a school feud and lawsuit over the possession of one acre of ground upon which the community schoolhouse sets.
O.W. SCOTT and miss BEULAH MCGEE were married at Ardmore then went to make their home at Oklahoma City. Mr. Scott, a brother of V. H. SCOTT, came here to help is brother with his work on the new brick buildings. The bride is the daughter of G. K. MCGEE.
Former Lawton Man Gets Jail Sentence and a Big Fine
Madill, Aug. 16: O. O. GOBIN, formerly of Lawton, and R. W. FREEMAN, who have been operating in this vicinity for some time as specialists, were convicted of practicing medicine without a license and sentenced to 60 days in jail and $250 fine. C. L. GOBIN, also of Lawton, brother of O. O. GOBIN, is being tried on a similar charge, probably will receive a life sentence. (three columns on their history in Lawton and Madill, same charges, etc.)
C. K. SMITH 21 and Miss OCTA REED 20 both of Kingston.
HENRY MARSHALL 28 and Mrs. DONNIE CROW 18 both of McMillan.
Here and There
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. MATHESON returned from visiting relatives in Tennessee. His brother, J. W. MATHESON and E .E MULLINS of Macon, Tennessee returned with them.
Mrs. M. B. TAYLOR of Fort Worth, Texas, who has been with her daughter, Mrs. J. O. PETERSON for the past 6 months, left to visit relatives in Texas.
The seven year old daughter of SAM MCKEEHEN had an operation for appendicitis in Ardmore.
Prof. JAMES B. PENNINGTON of Isom community was in town. He closed a successful singing school at Isom Springs and is now teaching at Shay.
Mr. and Mrs. SI PRIGMORE returned from Whitewright, Texas. They are now making their home with her mother, Mrs. LINN WILLIAMS.
Mr. and Mrs. T. V. ASKEW of Marietta visited his sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. SAM MCKINZEY/MCKENZIE.
Mrs. J. W. RAGSDALE and daughter and Miss BEATRICE are visiting her mother Mrs. HYMER at Bonham, Texas.
Thursday, August 31, 1911
A.EWING & Bro.
M. E. EWING of the firm has moved his family from Peerless, Hopkins Co., Texas, his old home. Mr. Ewing has been putting in shelving in the building vacated by J. B. HEATHin the north east corner of the square.
Thursday, September 14, 1911
WILLIE LYNN and Miss AGNES HOLFORD were united in marriage by Rev. A. JEFF DAVIS at the Baptist parsonage this morning. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. LYNN. She is the daughter of G. M. D. HOLFORD of Madill. He is a prosperous young farmer.
Last Sunday afternoon, about 150 friends gathered at the home of W. H. KEMP to witness the marriage of W. E. THOMPSON and Miss ANNA MAY KEMP. He is the son of T. O. THOMPSON, a prosperous farmer about four miles south of Madill. She is the daughter of W. H. KEMP, also a farmer.
Thursday, September 21, 1911
GRADY MCGEE and Miss LILLIAN THOMPSON were married in Texas, then went to visit Grady’s sister at Temple, Texas.
About noon Monday, A. E. EDGE of Hartshorne and Miss VIRGIE HOPPER of near Madill were married at the justice J. JH. SCRIVNER’S office.
V. W. EDWARDS passed away after an illness of some two weeks. Funeral services were held at the residence of S. P. EDWARDS and interment was at South Madill cemetery Thursday.
Thursday, September 28, 1911
Killed Each Other
TOM RORIE and S. S. REED, both of Madill, were killed and T. O. THOMAS of Kingston and IRWIN PRUETT of near Madill were wounded last Friday night at the closing of the Yankee Robinson Circus performance as a result of a pistol duel between Rorie and Reed. Reed was acting as a special deputy by sheriff GRAY to assist in keeping order at the show. The trouble arose over a ticket belonging to EUGENE WEBB, who had secured the ticket during the day, then it was refused and Webb, remaining who had not paid, refused to pay. An officer was called and Reed came and asked Webb for his ticket, but TOM RORIE, a livery man, took Webb’s side. Only a few words passed when both went for their guns and drew them, firing about the same time. Reed shot once, hitting Rorie, killing him. Rorie with an automatic pistol fired several shots, two struck bystanders, hitting Thomas in the neck and the other in Pruett’s left leg. The remains of TOM RORIE were buried in the Madill cemetery Sunday afternoon while Reed’s remains were shipped to Guthrie for interment.
Thursday, October 12, 1911
JOE RAY 21 of Woodville and Miss ETTA EVANS 18 of Platter.
FRED SIZEMORE 19 of Willis and Miss MARY DUTTON 20.
J. H. WATTERSON of Cliff and Mrs. LAURA J. STREETMAN 44 of Cliff.
W. C. BELL 42 of Boswell and Mrs. J. J. DANIEL23 of Belton, Texas.
W. B. BARNARD 48 of Willis and Mrs. LON STROUPES 28 of Isom Springs.
Thursday, October 19, 1911
Last Saturday night SAUNDERS FRANKLIN committed suicide.
Last Saturday W. H. HUFFAKER of Linn, accompanied by Mrs. WILLIAM ARCHERD of Linn and Mrs. S. E. ARCHERD, went to Ardmore. They met Mrs. ALVIN JONES of Linn then procured a marriage license and Mr. Huffier and Mrs. Jones were married.
At Ardmore last Saturday, ROSCO SCARBOROUGH of Madill and Miss FLORA TILLMAN of Ardmore were married. He is the assistant postmaster at Madill. They took the train for Dallas, Texas to see the state fair and then to visit at Kaufman, Texas.
At the home of Rev. I. L. LITTLE of the Shay community on Sunday, the 15th, MACE BROOK and Mrs. GRADY were married, both of Rabon community.
Aunt SALLIE WEBB died last Sunday. She was a member of the Christian Church and was laid away in the Oakland-Madill cemetery.
Thursday, November 9, 1911
Notice: MARTHA ALLEN vs. G. F. MCGAHEY
Gone to His Reward
C. S. J. STEPHENS of Oakland died Wednesday morning, age 81 years. He was a South Carolinian by birth but had resided in Oakland for the past 11 years. He leaves his wife and two sons, FRANK, who has been living with his parents, and BASCOM who lives in south Texas. Mrs. Stephens is 75 years old. The remains were laid to rest in the Oakland-Madill cemetery.
Thursday, November 16, 1911
Last Saturday, Nov. 11, W.A. PEMBROKE died. He leaves a wife, three daughters, his father, and one sister Mrs. HALLIE CHANCEY of Saint Jo, Texas. Mrs. CHANCEY, JAMES TRAMMELL of Whitesboro, Texas, and CLARENCE FOX of Enid, a son-in-law, attended the funeral. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the family home by Rev. J. O. PETERSON, then the remains were laid to rest in the Madill cemetery.
Card of thanks from Mrs. MARY PEMBROKE and daughters.
Dr. J. S. WELCH Dead
Dr. J. S. WELCH died suddenly at his home in north Madill Tuesday. … For the past 15 years he practiced medicine in Oakland and Madill and surrounding country…Dr. Welch was born in Mobile, Alabama, March 1858. His parents came to Texas in 1860 and located in north
Texas. He moved to Oakland in 18796 and had lived there and at Madill. He leaves his mother, one sister, two brothers and four children, two sons and two daughters. His remains were buried at South Madill-Oakland cemetery Wednesday.
Sunday morning, WALTER SAUNDERS, a boy about 12 years old, who lives 8 miles east of Madill, was badly hurt, kicked by a horse. Medical treatment was given.
Thursday, November 23, 1911
Bank vs. J. H. WINTON; G. E. LYNN vs. PALANTINE Insurance; JENNIE CHESTER vs. IKE LITTLE; D. R. JOHNSON vs. ANNIE JACOBS; estate of DAVE SEALEY; DELLA PRATT vs. JAMES THOMPSON; Mrs. W. B. WEAVER vs. Madill State Bank; Mrs. COOPER vs. township of Madill; state vs. WALTER CALVIN.
Killed by Auto in Kingston
The son of CAL CRABTREE of Kingston was accidentally run over by an auto and killed on the street in Kingston. WILL STERLING was driving his car when the boy attempted to run across the street just in front of the car.
Thursday, Dec. 14, 1911
Articles about well known people in the county and pictures of homes.
Sheriff W. C. GRAY, born in West Virginia in 1850, moved to Missouri in 1870 and to Oklahoma in 1907, elected county sheriff in 1909...
Mrs. JAMES T. SNEED, assistant teacher at Aylesworth; born and reared in Davidson County, Tennessee, educated in public schools and Nashville high school, teaching for 22 years, attended 13 teachers institutes.
JAMES T. SNEED, principal at Aylesworth school, born in Tennessee…
Thursday, December 21, 1911
JOHN CANNON 21 of Lebanon and Miss RUBY MCADOO 18 of Cliff.
BERRY DURHAM 21 and Miss MYRTLE MCDUFFEE 18 both of Woodville.
J. V. STOCKMAN 21 of Lebanon and Miss LILLIAN MYRTA GLASS 17 of Cumberland.
BYRD MATCHEN 21 and Miss DUELLA BULL 18 both of Kingston.
DAVE LEDBETTER died Tuesday at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. J.H. LEDBETTER, about 1 ½ miles east of Madill, buried at Oakland-Madill cemetery.
S.D. TIPP was taken to the state asylum at Norman by deputy CHARLES GRIDER.
G. M. D. HOLFORD was called to Chattanooga Wednesday to attend the funeral of his brother, S. J. HOLFORD, who died Tuesday. S. J. was a son of WATT HOLFORD. He leaves a wife, five children, his father, three sisters and brothers. He was 36 year old.
FOY HOLFORD and cousin Miss HATTIE KELLEY went to Ardmore to meet Miss INA HOLFORD who is returning from the A. & M. College at Stillwater.
Thursday, December 28, 1911
Mrs. W. G. DRAPER is in Coalgate visiting her daughter Mrs. A. T. EVANS. She writes that she is the grandmother of a fine 8 pound girl, who arrived at the A. T. EVANS home on the 26th.
W. W. EWING and son JAMES of Peerless, Texas, are visiting here M. E. EWING and A. EWING. M. E. Ewing and wife went to Hickory to visit a sister and two brothers.
Mrs. W. J. GIDEON returned from Cordell where she visited her mother Mrs. J. A. KNIGHT.
SAM WOOD and wife of Ardmore visited here then returned home with Mrs. Wood’s sister Miss ROXIE MAYO who will visit there.