I am looking for any information on Ida, McCurtain County, OK. Here is the story I have been told. Can anyone helkp me verify it?
I understand that a man by the name of Daniel J Griffin who evidently established the town of Ida, Mc Curtain County, OK, and named it after his sister, Ida, but because the postal service kept getting it confused with Ada, OK they requested that the town name be changed so he changed it to Battiest which was the name of a Choctaw Indian who lived there. A lady that I know by the name ofRachel Inez Griffin was born in Ida on 30 Dec 1913. I do not know what year the town name changed to Battiest.