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Lydia Lyde Hooper of Mt. View, Oklahoma

Updated September 18, 2001

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I am researching the Haxton, Garrett, Hockett, Lyde, and Royal families.

I have just began my family search. Most of the information I have came from family records I have collected over the years. I have always been interested but never had the time to compile the information into one record. Now that I have a computer and lots of time I am working on this story most of the time.

My Mother's Parents,the Charles Haxton's, came to Gotebo,Oklahoma on December 9, 1906.He sold his holdings in Earlham, Iowa and loaded all of his Horses, cattle, and farming equipment on the train, plus six children and his wife and made the trip to Gotebo, Oklahoma. They lived in the Hotel until spring when they moved to the farm five miles north of Gotebo in Washita County. They built a large barn first to protect the horses and other livestock. The family lived in the barn and tents while a big two-story house was built. Grandfather brought twenty-four head of Percheron horses with them. They were the first big horses around the area. Some of the people smiled when they seen them they didn't think the big horses could stand the weather or were to slow to raise a crop with. After the second year the neighbors came to him to buy some of the big horses. The Haxton family farmed 1940 acres of land during there life time, all of the land joined together. When I was growing up there was three houses on the home place. My uncle and his family lived in one house.The hired hand and his family lived in one. My Grandmother, my Mother and my brother and I lived in the main house. My Grandfather had passed away by then. My uncles children still own most of the land to this day.

This is a brief history of the Haxton side of the family. I hope to find a lot more good stuff in the future.

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