The Madill Times
Madill, Marshall Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, January 29, 1914
On Jan. 11, 1914, at the home of D. H. HANNAN, one mile north of Linn, JIMMIE HANNAN died. He was 20 years old Jan. 2 and had lived near Linn for past 17 years. He leaves his father, a brother and three sisters. Burial was at Archerd cemetery.
Grandma RICHEY / RITCHEY died at her home in north Madill last Friday night. She was in her 76th year and was in poor health. Her husband, Grandpa Richey, died Dec. 28, 1912. They had been married some 40 years. She became a member of the Methodist Church when only 13 years and remained a faithful member until a few years ago when she converted to the Christian Science movement. She leaves several children. Funeral services at the residence were conducted by Rev. W. F. NICHOLS Saturday with burial at Woodbury Forest cemetery.
Thursday, February 5, 1914
Young Man Meets Death in Frisco Yards
J. W. KENNEDY of Sherman, Texas, a brakeman on the Frisco, met a horrible death Monday at the Frisco yards. .. He was only 19 years old and married a short time. His body was sent to Sherman.
SAMPSON OWEN 22 of Madill and Miss BERTHA FERGUSON 16 of Oakland.
J. W. HORTON 29 and Miss ORA LEE BURGETT 19 both of Madill.
JOHN ROBERTSON 22 and Miss MAGGIE SANDERS 22 both of Kingston.
Filed for divorce: M. F. BOURNE vs. ELIZA J. BOURNE.
W. J. BELL went to Fort Worth to attend the funeral of his only brother who died at his home in Fort Worth last Sunday.
Thursday, February 19, 1914
Death of R. T. BRACK
Friday evening, Feb. 6, after eating his supper, R. T. BRACK, one of our prominent business men, was taken ill with acute indigestion. Dr. Wood was called and, Saturday, Mr. Brack was considered doing well. He died Saturday night. Mr. Brack was born in middle Georgia Sept. 6, 1849 and lived in Angelina County for years…. He moved here in January 1912 and went into the grocery business and soon organized the Huntington Brass Band. His daughter, Mrs. H. LAMB and Mr. Lamb, and one of his sons, J. D. BRACK and wife of Chireno arrived Sunday, his other son BOB BRACK who was in Oklahoma arrived Monday. Funeral services at the Baptist Church were conducted by Rev. W. T. MCMULLEN… (town?). He was the father of R. A. BRACK who has made his home in Madill since last September.
Thursday, February 26, 1914
Col. V. GAYLE to His Reward
Sunday evening, Col. V. GAYLE died, age 66 years….he was born in Matheus County, Virginia in 1848 and moved with his family to Texas in when he was 22 years old. He brought his family to Indian Territory in 1900 and made his home about 3 miles south of where Madill is now. He farmed until 1907, elected as county treasurer for two terms. He leaves his wife and six children, QUINCY, ED, BART and CARL GAYLE and Mrs. HENRY ARCHER of Madill and JIM GAYLE of Washington. Funeral services at the family residence Monday afternoon were conducted by Elder W. S. DERRICK of the Presbyterian Church. Col. Gayle was a member of the Presbyterian Church since 1880.
Mr. and Mrs. ELMER K. SMITH visited her mother, Mrs. N. W. MILNER. They will be at home at Prairie Home, Missouri after March 1. Mr. Smith was the lucky winner of one of Madill’s pretty and accomplished young ladies, Miss MOLLIE MILNER.
J. J. KNIGHT and small son were in Madill on their way home to Cumberland. Mr. Knight and his son had been in Sherman where an eye specialist put in a glass eye for the son. The boy lost his left eye some time from an explosion of a dynamite cap.
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER E. BASS returned from Sherman where her niece, Miss MAY CARPENTER, was ill and died after a few days’ illness.
Thursday, March 19, 1914
Miss ALVA MILNER for re-election as county treasurer.
Burned to Death
Mrs. MARY DAVIS died Sunday, March 8. The fatal accident from Feb. 28 when Mrs. Davis attempted to build a fire and her apron caught fire, becoming excited, ran into the yard where her young husband was, her clothing a solid blaze… her remains were laid to rest in Durwood cemetery March 9. She was a daughter of B. J. COX, formerly a section foreman at Madill, now an engineer for the M.O.&G. RR.
Uncle JERRY LINDSEY died last Monday at the home of his brother-in-law, W.O. PINKARD one mile southwest of town. Burial at south Madill cemetery Tuesday conducted by Elder THOMAS E. MILHOLLAND.
Last Monday afternoon, one of Marshall County’s pioneers, R. N. LEWIS, died. He came here several years ago, moving to Linn, later moving 3 miles east of town. The family is waiting for relatives to arrive from Alabama.
Mrs. B. T. CARPENTER and Mrs. GEORGE WAKEFIELD of Sherman, Texas are visiting their sister Mrs. W. E. BASS.
Thursday, April 2, 1914
Grandma Eades Dead
Grandma EADES died at Durwood, March 20, 1914. The remains were laid to rest at the Durwood cemetery, Bro. USERY conducting services. She was born in Larne County, Kentucky in 849. She was a member of the Christian Church since 1872. She had nine children.
Fearing Husband, Woman Kills Him
Ms. J. A. LAWSON of Bennington was placed in Bryan County jail at Durant, charged with murdering her husband. According to her statement, Lawson rose from bed last night, threatening to kill her. She seized a shotgun and shot him. BARNEY STEWART, her son, is being charge with complicity in the death.
Thursday, April 9, 1914
Headless Woman Mystery Solved
The mystery of finding a nude, headless body of a woman, sewed up in a sack, in Boggy Creek, 3 miles north of Coalgate Oct. 10, 1910, was solved at Coalgate Monday afternoon when R. L. BLEDSOE, a farmer living seven miles east of Caddo, confessed to county attorney J. R. WOOD that the body was that of his wife, ADDIE BLEDSOE, whom he had killed while camping on the banks of the creek…. The killing took place in August 1910 while the couple were en route overland from Ardmore to McAlester… Bledsoe later wrote to Mrs. NELLIE DECKER, a daughter of Mrs. Bledsoe, who had been married twice previously to men named MASON and WALLER, stating that her mother was dead and buried… Bledsoe was intimate with E. K. WALLER, another daughter of Mrs. Bledsoe who was making the trip by rail from Ardmore to McAlester at the time of the killing. Mrs. Decker, hearing of the finding of the body at Coalgate, became suspicious and sent to the Coalgate chief of police, R. L. MORGAN, a description of her mother. Later she completed the identification in person, making certain by a broken arm. Chief MORGAN worked the case a long time…
In Memory of A. E. DEVAULT
From the Masonic lodge at Cumberland, death of member A. E. DEVAULT… signed by JAMES KING, JACK BUMPASS, and C. D. BARROW.