I am looking for info on Cassie Dillard, born Sep 1882 in Indian Territory.Her father was Mr. Dillard, a Mississippi Choctaw Indian born about 1855 in Mississippi who moved to Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, before 1881; there he married Cassie's mother, a 3/4 Chickasaw Indian woman named Nancy about 1881.This couple had three Dillard children who were 7/8 Chickasaw -- Cassie (b. Sep 1882), Lissie (b. Mar 1889), and Dick (b. Jan 1891) before Mr. Dillard died in 1890.Cassie's given name was possible Cassiopa or Cassiola.
Cassie Dillard married first to a McCarley who died before 1900.In 1900 Cassie McCarley was a 17 year old widow, living back at home with her mother (Nancy Taylor) and stepfather (John C. Taylor).Cassie's second husband was possibly Robert Henry Pulis II, married about 1904, but this second marriage is not yet proven.This Robert Henry Pulis lived near the Dillards in 1900 in Chickasaw Nation, I.T. with his mother, Millie Hambright.If he was Cassie's second husband, they had 5 children together -- Ruben Pulis (1905), Cassie Ann Pulis Kellner(1907), Robert Henry Pulis III (1913), Kelly Belle (Pulis) Kellner (1911) and Edgar Clay Pulis (1916).It is uncertain whether the children were born in OK or in TX.Cassie died 1919 from polio, and her widowed husband and children were in Wilbarger Co., TX in 1920 before moving to South Texas (where he changed his surname to Brown to run from some kind of trouble).
After Mr. Dillard died, Nancy remarried about 1892 to a white man, John C. Taylor, and they had 4 children together -- Johnny (1893), Robert (1895), Lula (1899), and Wesley (1908).This Taylor family was in Chickasaw Nation in 1900, in Brady (Garvin Co.) OK in 1910, 1920 and 1930.
Objective is to prove that Cassie Dillard was the wife of Robert Henry Pulis and the mother of the 5 children listed above.When the children were living, they said their mother's given name was Cassiola or Cassiopa, or May Belle, but did not know the surname -- thought it might be Purtle/Pirtle.