The Madill Times
Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma
Thursday, January 2, 1913
W. A. PURSELL Passes Away
Sunday afternoon, W. A. PURSELL of Woodville was called to his eternal reward. He had been a sufferer for several months from dropsy. His remains were taken to Ardmore Monday for burial. Uncle Billy was an old settler of Woodville, he and his wife ‘Aunt RHODA’ were in the hotel business there since the town started. He leaves his wife, one grandchild and a host of friends.
Marshall County’s first county tax assessor, Mr. STIFF, and Miss ZETTIE DURHAM of Asher were married last Sunday at Asher then came here. As soon as Mr. Byrd takes charge of the tax assessor’s office, Mr. and Mrs. Stiff will move to Woodville.
Last Wednesday, ARTHUR P. ALSUP and Miss MINNIE MCGEE went to Ardmore and were married. He is the clerk of the county court here, for the past three years. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. K. MCGEE of Madill.
Grandpa Richey Dead
F. A. RICHEY / RITCHEY, known as Grandpa Richey, died at his home in north Madill Saturday, suffering from pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rev. W. F. NICHOLS Sunday afternoon. The remains were laid to rest in South Madill cemetery. He had been a resident of Madill for years.
Remarkable Family Record
A.W. KING, a farmer who lives just north of town, has a wonderful family record. Mr. King is 47 years old and his father is still living, was 100 Nov. 2 last. He raised a family of 12 children, 8 girls and 4 boys. The oldest girl is 75 years old and the youngest boy is 45 years old, all 12 children are living. The 12 children have 72 children, all living except for four, one who died as an infant and three killed by accident. The mother died only a few years back.
Friday evening at the Methodist parsonage, ED CARSON and Miss ETHEL COOPER were married by Rev. ALEXANDER of the church. They went to Dallas then to Pittsburg, Texas, to visit Mr. Carson’s parents. He is manager of Carson Lumber Co. here. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. COOPER of the Commercial Hotel.
At district court, W. F. RORIE, proprietor of the Rock Livery Barn, was ordered no drinking on his property…
Four Brutal Men Attack Ada Man
Ada, Dec. 30: THOMAS HURST, an unmarried man of Ada, about 37 years of age, is near death, after being attacked by three men who are under bail charged with the assault. Last Sunday, Hurst, who works in Ada, started to the home of his brother-in-law, W. W. NORTON, 3 miles northwest of town. He took a short cut through the woods, and was set upon by four drunk men, who knocked him senseless and mutilated him. Later he was found and taken to JOHN NORTON’S home in north Ada, for medical attention. When the victim consented to talk with the county attorney, WALLACE DAGGS, ARCH KEEHEY and WALTER WINTERS were arrested. Other arrests will follow.
On Sunday, Uncle BILLIE PURSELL, after a lingering illness, passed away. His remains were buried at Ardmore, laid to rest by the side of his only daughter. He is survived by his wife Aunt RHODA PURSELL and only grandchild, LEO HUME.
Here and There
HALL DOWDY and BEN HUME of Kingston and LEO HUME of Woodville were here on their return from Ardmore where they attended the funeral of W. A. PURSELL of Woodville.
E. B. LYNN and sons, WILEY U. and WORLEY, left for New Mexico where Mr. Lynn had land there and hopes to trade the land for an automobile. They intend to return in the car.
Mrs. E. T. LEWIS went to Kingston where her brother, C. P. MOORE, is low from cancer.
Thursday, January 9, 1913
CORNELISON’S gin was destroyed by fire.
Last Sunday afternoon, OTIS LYNN of Oakland and Miss LENA LAMPTON were married at the home of the bride’s parents in south Madill, Rev. GEORGE CRAWFORD officiated.
JIM HURST’S home went up in flames about 1 mile west of Madill. The family were away from home at the time of the fire.
New Official Family Takes Oath of Office
The sheriff’s office will be administered for the next two years by AMOS LITTRELL with deputies W. B. GASKILL, W. T. CHRISTIAN and E. R. CARTER. Mr. Carter, who was sheriff, is moving his family to Cumberland this week.
State vs.: JOE WELLS, JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, ARCH MCEACHERN, JIM LAIRD, EARL EAKINS, WILL CANEY, OSA JOHNSON, B. T. LAYSON, W. F. RORIE, G. C. SMITH; City of Madill vs. GEORGE S. MARCH.
Thursday, January 23, 1913
Death of Dr. JAY GUMM
Dr. J. GUMM of McMillan died yesterday morning., failing to survive an operation a local sanitarium.He came to Dallas 8 days ago to visit his brother, W. R. GUMM of 4903 Columbia Ave. The body was prepared by ED C. SMITH & Brother and shipped home for burial. The funeral party will be met by Masons and Odd Fellows of which he was a member. The funeral will be held this afternoon. Dr. Gumm was 54 years old, born in Grayson County where he remained until he went East for medical school. He is survived by his widow and seven children, all minors, five sister and two brothers. The sisters are Mrs. J. C. CANTRELL, Mrs. JENNIE WEELES, Mrs. JOHN WHEELER, all of Washington; Mrs. BEN T. ESTES of McKinney and Mrs. D. H. MARTINDALE of Whitewright; the brothers are JESSE GUMM of McMillan and W. R. GUMM of Dallas. From the Dallas News, Jan. 22.
Thursday, January 30, 1913
Mrs. J. G. HENDERSON died at her home in Mead, Jan. 24, 1913. Her remains were taken to Cumberland and interred Jan. 25. Bro. J. F. EDINGTO conducted the services. Sister Henderson was one of the early settlers of Cumberland where she and her husband lived for years. Last fall they moved to Mead. She joined the Missionary Baptist Church at Cumberland, by letter Aug. 8, 1902. She leaves a husband, two sons and several grandchildren.
At the home of ADAM BARNES in north Madill, Monday night, ARTHUR TROTTER and Miss EFFIE JONES were married by Rev. H. E. NEIGHBOUR.
The ex-Confederates of the county held their regular meeting, met in W. M. FRANKLIN’S office. Those present: J. D. WHEELER, Capt. W. A. HOLFORD, N. MCBRIDE, J. H. DILLINGHAM, W. J. NULL, J. F. CARROLL, A. J. CHAFFIN, M. T. PENCE, J. S. JAGERS, and S. SCOTT.
Thursday, March 20, 1913
Mrs. McCoy Dies
Sunday afternoon Mrs. MCCOY succumbed to death. She was 72 years old and died after an illness of six months at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. D. CRESWELL who lives about five miles south of town. She was a member of the Christian Church. She is survived by seven children, six sons and one daughter Two sons, J. T. and W. S. PERRYMAN and daughter Mrs. W. D. Creswell live in the county and four sons live in Texas. The remains were laid to rest Monday in the Oakwood cemetery.
In Memory of Mrs. HUGHES written by MYRTLE M. FROST of Aylesworth.
Mrs. J. B. HUGHES died Thursday, March 6, 1913. She leaves a husband and four children. She suffered from pneumonia. Burial at Mead cemetery was conducted by Bro. MUCAL. She was a Missionary Baptist member for many years.
Thursday, March 27, 1913
Card of thanks from Mrs. N. W. WELCH for her husband.
Mrs. MARY FRANCES ARBUCKLE Dies
Wednesday morning Mrs. MARY FRANCES ARBUCKLE died at the Arbuckle home. She was born in Missouri Oct. 1833 and died March 26, 1913. She is survived by two sons and three daughters. Two sons and two daughters live in Oklahoma and one daughter in California. She was the mother of J. D. ARBUCKLE. Burial will be in Woodbury cemetery.
SAM ALRED 21 of Tishomingo and Miss ETHEL BROWN 18 of Russet.
ARCH MCCORMIC 22 and Miss BULAH BARNARD 19 both of Willis.
CARL HOLDEN 20 of Ardmore and Miss OLLIE JAMES 16 of Willis.
G. W. PHILLIPS 35 and Miss DORA GATEWOOD 18 both of Madill.
GEORGE GREY 27 and Miss IDA RAGSDALE 21 both of Cumberland.
HOWARD LONG 21 and Miss BERTHA COOK 18 both of Kingston.
Thursday, April 3, 1913
Little LEO, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. ARCHERD, died March 30 at age 3 years nine days. He had not been well since mid-winter, scarlet fever, lagrippe, measles and pneumonia. Funeral services were at the residence Monday then burial in Woodbury Forest cemetery.
Mrs. LUCY ANN FREEMAN died Sunday afternoon, March 30, in south Madill. She had been in failing health for months. Mrs. Freeman was 64 years, 6 months and 23 days of age and had been a devoted member of the Church of Christ for years. She leaves three daughters, Misses FRONA and BERTHA and a married daughter of Sherman, Texas, a son who is traveling for his health, and a brother and sister in Texas. Burial was at Shannon Creek Cemetery in Texas.
Thursday, April 24, 1913
Last Sunday, April 20, Mrs. F. M. JOHNSON of the Antioch community, died from measles. She was buried at Oakland cemetery Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. S. DERRICK. She is survived by her husband and nine children, three of whom are married.
Local, Social and Personal
Uncle DAN UNDERHILL of Powell was in Madill. He is an ex-Confederate soldier.
Thursday, May 15, 1913
Cattle Theft Charged
Eleven cases of cattle theft in this county and in Denison and Sherman, Texas. In nine cases, LUKE and CAL JONES are charged. Luke Jones and Cal Jones of Woodville has nine charges against each. JOE LYNCH of Woodville is implicated. RICH LAMB of Denison is charged in 4 or 5 cases. DET GERRELL of Kingston has 3 or 4 cases against him. JOE WISDOM, CLAUD PARKER, and TOM UNDERWOOD have one case each against them.
BEN MCCUAN 22 of Woodville and Miss MAUDE ARRINGTON 21 of Oakland.
LIFF PERRY 21(colored) of Madill and LINDA FACTER, 19 (colored) of Tishomingo.
W. E. AYRES 21 and Miss BESSIE M. STEELE 19 both of Woodville.
HENRY NICHOLS vs. ELLA LEE NICHOLS, divorce.
Thursday, May 22, 1913
Card of thanks for their mother from Dr. and Mrs. P. F. ROBINSON.
Last Sunday morning, Mrs. M. J. PHILLIPS died at the home of her daughter, Dr. and Mrs. P. F. ROBINSON. She had made her home with the Robinsons for several months. The funeral was conducted from the residence by Rev. KELLER Sunday afternoon and burial in the Woodbury cemetery.
Thursday, May 29, 1913
Jones Boys Bound Over for Cattle Stealing
Thursday, July 10, 1913
Three Girls Drowned in Blue River
Durant, July 9: Three girls were drowned in Blue River: Misses ALICE SPELL of Durant, age 17, daughter of Bryan County treasurer; GENEVA JONES of Bennington, age 14, and ANNA HALSELL, granddaughter of state representative from Bryan County.
Last Friday night Miss GERTRUDE SMITH died. Her mother MRS. G. W. CAMPBELL and sister Miss RUBY SMITH of Coleman County, Texas, were notified of her serious condition and were with her when the end came. The funeral services were at the Christian Church of which she was a member, conducted by Elder T. E MILHOLLAND. Burial was at Linn cemetery. Miss Gertrude’s home was in Coleman, Texas, but she had lived in Marshall County for two years, teaching last year at Powell and previously attending school at Oakland.
Thursday, July 31, 1913
Resolutions of respect from the Archer Grove No. 72 of Linn, for Mrs. DELLA A. STOUT who died, age 39 years, member of the Baptist Church. Signed by EDNA BROWN, ESTELLA COLLINS, ALVIN HUFFAKER.
Thursday, August 7, 1913
Mrs. Weaver Dead
W. S. DERRICK received a message Monday that Mrs. J. W. WEAVER of Alpine, Texas, was very ill. They left on the first train but did not reach Alpine until after her death Monday night. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. DAVIS left to attend the funeral. Mrs. Weaver was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Derrick, sister of JOHN L. DERRICK and Mrs. LEE DAVIS. She also had a brother living at Alpine and a sister Mrs. WEBSTER at Sulphur, Okla.
Thursday, August 21, 1913
BASIL WIGGS Dies from Burns
Last Monday afternoon while BASIL WIGGS and DOYLE BRADFORD were cleaning up Mr. WIGGS’ car, the sparker was accidentally touched, igniting the gasoline, and burned Mr. Wiggs. .. He died Wednesday. Funeral services at the family residence were conducted by Rev. R. C. ALEXANDER with burial at Woodbury Forest cemetery. His father and a sister, age 11, are his immediate survivors.
Thursday, October 16, 1913
Shot While Fleeing from Texas Police Force
Commissioned by the Woodmen of the World fraternity at Pleasanton… investigation of the shooting for L. N. DICKERSON shot while fleeing from the police Saturday night… His mother, Mrs. BEENE, of Woodville, Okla…. According to Pleasanton men, Dickerson came to Texas from Woodville…
Card of thanks…death of son and brother… signed by Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BEANE and Mrs. ALBERTA CHRISTIAN.
C. L. MCWHORTER, age 34,and Mrs. MAE MCCARLEY, age 33, both of Alvarado, Texas, were married Monday afternoon in Vandervort Bros. store by Rev. R. P. GLENN.
FRANK STOWERS, who lived here for years, now the past ten years in western Oklahoma, has moved back here and is at present with his brothers, WILL and MONROE STOWERS.
NELIE WOLFE vs. WILBURN WOLFE, divorce.
G. W. RANDOLPH vs. NANNIE RANDOLPH, divorce.
WILLIE ST. CLAIR vs. JENNIE ST. CLAIR, divorce.
JEWEL YOW vs. JOHN YOW, divorce.
MITTIE JACKSON vs. J. E. JACKSON, divorce.
GRACE JAMES vs. JESSE A. JAMES, divorce.
RISHEA JONES vs. CULL JONES, divorce.
VIOLA DURHAM vs. ARTHUR DURHAM, divorce.
G. W. WICKWARE vs. SALLIE WICKWARE, divorce.
CALVIN COLBERT vs. SARAH COLVERT, divorce.
NANCY ELIZABETH VAUGHN vs. PETER W. VAUGHN, divorce.
MYRTLE JOHNSON vs. WATSON JOHNSON, divorce.
ALVBERT MATHEWS vs. ROBERT MATHEWS, damages.
RESSIE BONNEAU vs. JOHN BONNEAU, divorce.
EDNA BOGGS vs. E. S. BOBBS, divorce.
Little ETHEL MAY PRATER, two year old baby of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. PRATER, who live west of Madill, was taken suddenly ill while the parents were shopping in Madill and died in a few minutes after reaching the office of Dr. BLAYLOCK and Dr. HOLLAND.