"In 1896 I was married to Ophelia Boaz, the daughter of Dr. Albert and Belzy Boaz of Starrville, a little town situated about three miles east of where Porum now stands. Starrrville was established about 1894 when Will L. Ingram built a store there. Later a Cherokee by the name of Jack Thompson also built and ran a store there. The little town passed out of existence shortly after the Midland Valley Railroad was built and the town of Porum was started."
In the 1880 census, the family is found in Scott County, Arkansas. The children are:Ophelia Boaz, 6 years old, Philip Boaz, 5 years old, and Ida Boaz, 3 months old (census taken in June -- her birth month is listed as "Mch").
Would like to learn more about these folks and their lives in Oklahoma.