Wynnewood New Era
Wynnewood, Indian Territory
HILARY S. SHACKELFORD, editor and manager
J. Y. WHEELER, solicitor and collector
Commercial Street, Phone No. 44
Thursday, April 13, 1905
Vol. 3, No. 39
T. C. & W. B. COCHRAN General Merchandise
One brown mare, 14 hands high… taken at my farm 5 miles west of Hart. J. E. DANIEL, Hart, I. T.
The old Confederate soldiers will meet Sunday evening, April 16 at 3 p.m. at the Masonic hall. W. C. COX, Captain Com., Wynnewood Camp
Couple Killed by Freight Train
Ardmore, April 10—News of a horrible accident that cost two young people their lives reached here today. At 2:00 Sunday as MOSE SIMMONS and MARY PREARER attempted to cross the Santa Fe tracks in the town of Overbrook, 8 miles south of here, their buggy was run into by a freight train. The young lady was injured in the head and shoulders, dying instantly. Simmons was crushed. MISS PREARER was 17 years old and resided with her widowed mother in Overbrook. Mr. Simmons was 21 years of age, whose mother is also a widow and lives 8 miles east of Overbrook. The remains of the young lady will be buried at Valley View, Texas. When the approaching train was discovered, Simmons struck the team a blow with the whip. The horses lunged forward, breaking the doubletree and leaving the occupants of the buggy on the track.
A.C. BALDWIN, a real estate dealer of Wynnewood, is in the city on business. Mr. Baldwin is a former newspaperman having been with the Austin Statesman and was one of the organizers of the San Antonio Gazette Co., from the Ardmoreite.
ARMINDA CASE, the 12 year old daughter of MRS. CASE, a widow of this city, was drowned last Friday evening by falling from a log into the Washita River, one mile north of the city. The girl had wandered to the river in the company of a small boy when the accident occurred. They were playing on some logs that had lodged on the bank. When the girl fell, the boy hastened to some men working in a field some distance away, telling them that something had happened to the girl, but the men were too late. She was found about a quarter mile down the river.
REV. F. A. BROWN left Wednesday for Greer County in the interest of Indianola College.
C. C. HIBBERT, A. J. BARRETT, LOUIS WINBREY, and Mrs. C. C. HIBBERT left Sunday for Chickasha to represent the three local I.O.O.F. lodges at the Grand Lodge.
Thursday, April 20, 1905
G. G GUTHREY left to visit his parents at Cassie, Texas.
My entire household and kitchen furniture for sale cheap. R. F. POWELL.
Big Oil Company
Incorporation papers have been issued to the Oklahoma and Chickasaw Oil Company of Wynnewood with a capital stock of $1,000,000. T. P. HOWELL of Davis, president of the First National Bank of Wynnewood; MATT WOLFE of Davis, president of the First National Bank of Davis; JUDGE T. J. LOWE and S. A. BRADDISH, capitalist from Guthrie; J. D. DOUGHTERTY, cashier of the First National Bank of Wynnewood; J. L. PALMOUR / PALMER and W. W. HOLLISTER of Wynnewood…
MRS. C. P. SNIPES of Pauls Valley spent a portion of last week in the city with friends.
The Easter Bazaar will open at the old stand of J. J. LAWRENCE Friday noon.
W. B. VAUGHAN & Co. with a car load of ladies trimmed hats.
R. C PRIM & Brother, leading furniture dealer in Wynnewood.
City Council Proceedings
Alderman MITCHELL reported the following contracts:
Renting the pest house grounds to C. F. SMITH for $5.00 one year.
Part of the dumping ground to E. L. LANGE for $30.
Treasurer LAWRENCE’s report was read.
Public grounds committee instructed to enter a contract with OLMA ALLEN to take care of the public park.
Bond of T. L. KNIGHT, tax assessor, with C. E. KENNEDY and H. D. KNIGHT surety.
Bond of G. L. BRADFORD, treasurer with J. F. HARGIS, H. D. KNIGHT and W. B. CRUMP as surety.
Bond of J. H. BOOSER, recorder with F. L. HELVEY, W. E. SETTLE and P. V. RABB as surety.
Bills from R. L. BAKER, ADAMS Lumber Co., MCDANIEL for blacksmithing, LANGFORD Drug Co., J. H. MCBROOM
MRS. M. L. BUTLER and daughter MISS GRACE went to Sherman last Sunday to attend the bedside of her youngest daughter MISS BESSIE who has been quite sick for several days. Miss Bessie is now improving.
For sale—seven room house with good well, $375. JOSEPH F. LOCH.
Katie, I. T., April 18—This little inland village wedged its way into the market today and 40 acres of land was sold at auction by T. C. FIELDS of Wynnewood for building a town. 18 blocks of land was sold by an order of the court, prices from $30 to $200. This is a beautifully located town, 16 miles west of Wynnewood, 18 miles south and west of Pauls Valley, is surrounded by as fine farming, grazing, and mineral lands as can be found in Indian Territory. There will be four or five large mercantile houses erected right away and new residences have already begun to mark the prosperity of the town.
The Fifth Sunday meeting of the Baptist Association will be held at Brady. On the program: REV. CAGLES of Pauls Valley, REV. ROBERT ROLAND of Center, REV. W. M. BARKER of Wynnewood, REV. MCDANIELS of Wynnewood.
April 27, 1905
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. WARREN of Antlers, Tuesday, a boy. Mother and child are doing well and it is thought that ED will recover as both grandmothers WARREN and NORMAN are nursing him.
COL. J. F THOMPSON, a capitalist from West Virginia, was in the city as guest of W. W. HOLLISTER. Col. Thompson is interested in the development of the oil fields in Indian Territory and is much impressed with the possibilities of Wynnewood and surrounding country.
MISS ZULA WANTLAND of Purcell, MISS LULU JENNINGS of this city and Mr. C. MASTERS of the land office at Ardmore were delightful callers at the New Era office Tuesday. Misses JENNINGS and WANTLAND had just returned from Ardmore.
DR. TOM WALKER and wife spent yesterday in Ardmore.
W. W. HOLLISTER went to Fort Worth on business.
REV. W. M. BARKER, pastor of the Baptist Church here and one of the stockholders in the company that publishes the Landmark Baptist at Little Rock, Arkansas, informs us that he has been elected general superintendent of the plant and editor of the paper, and will move there in the near future.
G. G. GUTHREY, a real estate man from Wynnewood, visited Kosse this week. He purchased the HARPER Gin to move it.
MRS. UNDERWOOD went to Ardmore to visit relatives.
W. D. COVINGTON & Co. Real Estate in Wynnewood and Suphur.
B. A. PRIM, architect in Wynnewood.
Tussy, I. T., April 25—Easter has brought us cool and cloudy weather. MR. GENTRY of Alma and W. M. TUSSY of this place are preparing to build a new gin and mill here. J. E. LOBLEY is building an addition to his house. C. D CLAGHORN and G. W BETHEL are preparing to put in a short order and cold drink business here. The Odd Fellows are making preparations for their celebration on the 26th. We have two good blacksmiths who are kept busy.
We are having much rain in this section and farmers are getting behind in their work. REV. BEN TAYLOR filled his appointment here Sunday. GEORGE WILLIAMS and FAMILY and W. T. BLYTHE and family visited relatives and friends in Davis Sunday. The Farmers’ Union is a big thing at Chigley; it has 40 members. MISS LELA WILLIAMS, after several months in Oklahoma, returned home. PROF. KUYKENDALL presented his wife a fine organ for her birthday. There was a fruit supper given the young people last week at the home of GEORGE WILLIAMS in honor of BUD MITCHELL and T. O. BLYTHE. The Chigley ball players crossed bats with the Red Branch team last Saturday; Red Branch won 8 to 5. J. G. BROWN and BOB BAILEY were in Chigley en route to Sulphur. Mr. Brown happened to the luck of finding his race horse there which had run away from him at Sulphur. The Woodmen lodge here is getting along nicely; it has 35 members and some new applicants. J. M. WASHBURN and child have fever and are said to be very low.
Horse Thief Caught
A party of citizens from the Iona neighborhood arrived here last Friday in pursuit of a horse thief. The path was a warm one and the officers led by J. N. JACKSON overtook the culprit about one mile of Wallville, arrested him, and he was brought here and lodged in jail. His name is GEORGE FRANKLIN and in resisting arrest, he was wounded by Deputy COLLINS near Roff, his right arm being shattered by the officer’s bullet. Printed in the Pauls Valley Sentinel.
Protracted Meeting will begin at the C. P. Church the first Sunday in May. REV. HERBERT L. WALKER of Ardmore will assist in the meeting. J. M. MARTIN, pastor.
MISS MAUD FROST and TILLMAN POE, both of Elmore, were married last Thursday in the residence of C. C. CARTER in the north part of town by REV. JESSE WHEELER.
Wanted—a white girl to do house work at the David Cottage. Will pay reasonable wages. MRS. S. E. DAVIS.
Killing at Marietta
Marietta, I. T., April 25—Last night at 10:00, ED KOGER shot and killed by ED VERGER four miles north of Burneyville, a village 12 miles west of Marietta… took place at the residence of ELIZA HORN, colored, 150 yards from the residence of Koger…Koger was a white man, aged 60 years, an U. S. pensioner, had lived in this country 20 years, and had accumulated considerable and without relatives in this area. Verger was colored, 19 years old, living with Eliza Horn, formerly lived in Cleburne and Abilene, Texas… U. S. Marshals BURGRESS and DORCHESTER…
G. R. BENNETT, painter and paper hanger, at Wynnewood.
GEORGE I. JORDAN and T. R. THRELKELD, land agents
C.A. F. BERGER, the tailor
Thursday, May 4, 1905
Died at Dougherty
R. C. DEEL / DEAL, one of the old timers of Dougherty, died suddenly Friday morning. He got up and did various chores about the place, ate a hearty breakfast, and in less than an hour, was dead.
Election of Teacher
.... on May 13, 1905, Wynnewood will elect a superintendent, ten white teachers, one colored teacher and one supply for the public schools of Wynnewood. R. C. PRIM, sec.
Band and Orchestra
The Band and Orchestra assisted by some of the best vocal and oratorical talent in the city gave a very classic recital last Tuesday at the opera house.
MRS. D. B. HOWELL is visiting her parents at Keokuk, Oklahoma Territory.
For rent, furnished rooms, apply to MRS. E. WINBRAY.
Judge J. T .WHEELER attended the grand lodge Knights of Pythias at Muskogee.
J. M. BROWN of Brown’s Grocery Store is taking his vacation down on the farm. While he is away, your chance to get anything you want at the right price, for I need the money. Signed: His Clerk.
Off for Washington
J. F. and W. M. MARTIN, who have in the photography business here for several years, left for Rockford, Washington to make their home. They have many friends here to regret to see them leave.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN D. DOUGHERTY of Wynnewood spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE PARKER. Mr. Dougherty is the cashier of the First National Bank here. Printed in the Davis News.
MRS. J. G. TRIPP and children returned from visiting relatives at Ardmore.
Tornado at Snyder
A cyclone, which has no equal in the history of Oklahoma either for number of persons killed or amount of property destroyed, passed through portions of Kiowa and Greer Counties n the night of the 10th…
A report from Olustee and Lock in Greer County, is that the entire MUSE family near Olustee were killed and J. B RALSTON, his son FRED and daughter JESSIE were killed near Locke…
The destruction of the FESSENDEN family with six members was complete. MISS NINA FESSENDEN, a daughter, was to have been married the night of the cyclone to CLRENCE DONOVAN, a railroad engineer. The wedding had been postponed. Both were killed in the tornado.
The headless boy of FRED CRUMP, a boy was found lying in the cellar to his home. Members of his family were in the cellar when he just started down the steps and a piece of timber struck him.
Three children in the COOK family, all under 3 years of age, were killed…
(three columns about the storm with detailed descriptions of destruction, bodies, injuries, etc.)
List of Storm Victims
Mr. and Mrs. ATTAWAY and two children
GEORGE W. BAILEY, age 40
C. L. BARNES, 50
MRS. E. P. BECKWITH, 24
C. W BEEMAN
EARL BEEMAN, son of C. W.
MRS. MARY BIGGS
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. BUSSER
MRS. LOREN COLEMAN and three children
MRS. COOE / COOKE and three children
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE DAVIS and child
C. G. DONOVAN, Frisco engineer from Lee’s Summitt, Missouri
MISS LULU EDWARDS
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. FESSENDEN and four children
H. H. FESSENDEN
MRS. M. A. FOSS
MRS. GEORGE FROST
PROFESSOR and Mrs. C. P. HIBBARD, mother and two children
ADRIAN HUDSON and three children, late from Alabama
Father of MRS. HUDSON
MRS. MARY JOHNSON and two sons from Woods County
FRANK JONES and entire family from Altus
MRS. MINA PRESSINGTON
Mr. and Mrs. JAMES MCCART
MRS. M. MOODY
MISS MURPHY of St. Louis
MRS. J. B. NEERLED
HENRY ORCUTT, age 30
Entire family of RALSTON near Altus
MRS. FANNIE REDWICK, 50
MRS. LAURA RUSSELL
MRS. J. P. SUTHERLAND
Mr. and Mrs. SYMS and children
Two Syms children are missing.
MRS. C. P. STUBBLEFIELD and child
Mr. and Mrs. WEAVER and three children
MRS. CAL WILLIAMSON, age 26
INGALLS family of four
Seven unidentified men
One unidentified woman and one child
Partial list of known wounded.
MRS. GEORGE W. BAILEY
M. A. CROOKS
J. V. CRAVER
HUDSON, no given name
MRS. DR. MUELLER
N. W. MCCART
G. C. PAULSON
W. A. PAULSON
LETTA JANE ZEIGLER
J. A CROOKS
S. C. GAULT
LETTA J. LEGG
MARY J. MILLARD
MRS. JENNIE POKON
J. H. SIGLER
Trial of Jordan
The trial of JACK JORDAN for the murder of J. H. SMITH, city marshal of Wynnewood, that occurred in Shawnee last fall, is set for Saturday in the district court at Tecumseh.
E. M. TAYLOR of Pauls Valley and ALBA SUGGS have formed a company to write fire and tornado insurance.
GEORGE ALEXANDER left his week for Teximo, Oklahoma to take himself a “better half” and was accompanied by his father.
Bible Study Recital at College Chapel, May 26
Names in article: J. H. DICKERSON, MISS BASS, ANNIE WOOD COCK, MAE DURHAM, VIOLA KNIGHT, ELOISE ROLLOW, RUTH DICKERSON, HARRY CONWAY, BOB WALLACE … J. H. DICKERSON, instructor.
Death Comes in Jail
Ardmore, I. T., May 16—JOHN WALKER, age 49 or 40 years, who has been confined to the federal jail since March 24 on a charge of liquor selling, died here last night. His relatives live in Allen.
MISS BESSIE BUTLER is improved.
Victim of Friday’s Storm
Sulphur, I. T., May 13—Today about 12:30, the body of JNO. STRONG was discovered in the JOHN HARPER building which was torn to pieces by the wind storm of yesterday. His body had been in the building 24 hours when discovered today. He has a half brother here who reports that his brother was in company with him when the cloud came up and told him he was going to a storm house and it is supposed he got this far and ran in for shelter. Mr. Strong formerly lived at Tishomingo.
Broken Arrow has made application to JOHN D. BENEDICT, superintendent of schools for the territory, for permission to issue bonds for the purpose of building a school house.
Cleaning, repairing and pressing men’s suits. Satisfaction guaranteed. Residence first door west of MCMILLAN HOTEL. Phone 110. MRS. M. J. DICKERSON.
For rent—good two room house with good well and small barn located in east part of town. Apply to J. E .CLEMMONS.
Konantz, No. 6491, champion combination horse of the west. At my barn at McGee, $15 with return privilege. T. P. SHI of McGee, I. T.
New State News
Application was made to Governor FERGUSON for the pardon of FRANK COLEMAN, who in 1901 was sent to the penitentiary from Pottawatomie County for robbing a French co-laborer of eight cents.
CHARLES MOOREMAN, a brakeman employed by the Ardmore and Chickasha Railway Company, was caught between freight cars and seriously injured. His home is at Madill.
ED WILLIAMS was arrested at Shawnee, charged with obtaining money under false pretense.
LAWRENCE MILLS of Chickasha has been appointed master of chancery of the court of the Southern District by Judge DICKERSON.
May 18, 1905
City of Wynnewood to Own FROMAN Spring.
Two acres of land with the springs become the property of the city for $300.. 20,000 gallons of water per day, valuable acquisition to the city.
W. W. HOLLLISER was in Pauls Valley arranging to open an office there to handle the RICHARDSON GAY Oil Co.
W. N. TALLEY went to attend Selvidge College at Ardmore.
There was a fruit supper at the residence of GEORGE WILLIAMS Monday night in honor of MISS LOIS BAREFOOT of Maysville.
We very much regretted to hear of the death of MRS. BAREFOOT at Wynnewood. She leaves a husband and several children.
MR. TOMLINSON and two daughters, ANNIE and CORA, are at TRIGG WILLIAMS, waterbound.
On account of high water, we failed to get our mail Saturday.
REV. HILLIS of Davis did not fill his appointment Sunday due to high water.
Among others who were disconnected by high water were ART WILLIAMS and wife, MRS. NEWCOMB of Hickory who arrived at the home of GEORGE WILLIAMS Sunday en route home, but had to stay until Monday.
The Chigley ball players crossed bats with the Pumpkin Ridge team Sunday—the Ridge team won 8 to 6.
I hereby notify all persons that I will not be responsible for any debts made against me anywhere or any person except myself or written order. DR. J. E. BAILEY.
June 8, 1905
Verdict A Surprise
Article about JACK JORDAN acquitted by Oklahoma jury.
MRS. MINNIE PIPHER sold the Chelsea Reporter to W. H. MURRAY, who has been connected with the paper for some time.
The biggest baptizing ever known in Roff took place last Sunday when the Baptists washed the sins of 21 sinners.
Thursday, July 13, 1905
Normal Notes by PROF. M. E. MOORE.
Quite a number of new teacher pupils registered.
JESSE KNOX is improving from his accident.
MRS. W. J. HENDRICKS left to visit relatives at Missouri.
Wynnewood Mass Meeting
In pursuance of a call issued by the delegates who attended the convention at Pauls Valley, feeling that Wynnewood had not received a proper share of delegates in the 18 elected to attend the Statehood meeting at Oklahoma City, a mass meeting was held at the Opera House… Mayor J. O. SWINGLEY was elected chairman… a party of over 100 strong left on the north bound train … known that Wynnewood is on the map.
Rev. Martin Called by the Ada Church
The C. P. Church at Ada called REV. J. M. MARTIN who has been the pastor of the Wynnewood C. P. Church the past 7 years…
The Eagles Soar High
Local Aeire was instituted Thursday night.
Officers: T. C. FIELDS, H. P.WILSON, F. W. SCHOPMEYER, R. J. WHEELER, C. C. HIBBERT, LOUIS WINBRAY, R. E. STRANGE, J. P. HARRIS, N. C. FLEMMING, E. E. NORVELLE.
WILLIAM MCCARTY was here from Robertson with nine big bales of cotton which he sold for a nice price. He is a prominent stock raiser and farmer in that area.
Thursday, August 10, 1905
Meat Market Changes Hands
KESWATER & KESWATER sold the Model Meat Market to COOK & JACKSON.
Killed in Storm
Chickasha, I. T. Aug, 7—A destructive windstorm swept this section last night four miles west of town, JOB KELLEY, a 14 year old farmer boy, was killed by falling timers of a house blown down.
Probably Fatally Shot
Ardmore, I. T., Aug, 8—J. P. FANN, a well known dentist of this city, was shot three times and probably fatally wounded this morning at 9:30. TOM MCGEE was immediately placed under arrest.
Assisted in Meeting
REV. J. W. SEATON returned from Maysville where he assisted REV. J. K. FLORENCE in a revival meeting.
Dad Allen’s Anniversary
Last Thursday was a most pleasant day for DAD ALLEN. It was his 68th birthday. His children prepared a very elaborate birthday dinner for him. Those present: Mr. and Mrs. GRAY of McGee, Mr. and Mrs. PORTER of Sulphur, Mr. and Mrs. OWENS of Byars, Mr. and Mrs. SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. CRESS and two sons, and MRS. BADAR of Wynnewood.
Delinquent tax notice by T. L. KNIGHT, tax collector.
Cut the Weeds by J. O. SWINGLEY, mayor.
E. A. BUTT and family, our former townspeople, accompanied by their guests MISS CORINE YATES of Forney, Texas and PERRY CLEMONS of Dallas came from Wynnewood to visit the Springs. Printed in the Sulphur Post.
TOM LESLEY and WILL FANNING attended church at Katy. AMOS J. JUSTICE was shaking hands around Klondike last Sunday. The thresher is still in the country and we have more grain than has been raised here in years.
Tussy, Aug. 7—Mr. and Mrs. H. M. JONES of near Elk are visiting friends here. While returning from a baptism, MRS. RHODES was stricken very suddenly, surviving only long enough to reach home. She left four nearly grown children; her husband died more than a year ago. News has reached here of a shooting scrape at Hennepin in which FRANK PIERCE of Fox was seriously wounded.
Foster, Aug. 7—There is some sickness here. K. C. PORTER is building a new residence. The Wallville ball team is here, playing a series of games with the home team. An invitation is extended to all good citizens who wish to locate in one of the best inland towns between the Santa Fe and Rock Island railroads, surrounded by good fertile land, plenty of good timber, fine grass and water.
Local and Personal
Visiting other places: J. H. COOPER at Davis; J. R. COFFMAN at Sulphur; W.W. HOLLISTER at Ardmore; REV. J. H. DICKERSON at Davis; DON and FRANK COCHRAN at Sulphur; J. Y WHEELER at Ardmore; MISS EULA COCHRAN at Pauls Valley, MRS. C. B. SMITH went to Colorado Springs; J. Y WHEELER and W. C. HICKS to the west on business; BUD SEATON to Norman to play on with their ball team; MRS. W. B. CRUMP and children in Colorado Springs.
Fresh bread at MRS. J. E. SUGGS.
R. MCMILLAN was here from the Valley.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. T. WALLACE Tuesday, a son.
MISS MINNIE RUDDISIL of Tecumseh is visiting the family of MR. E. WINBRAY.
J. D. DOUGHERTY and family returned from Texas.
R. J. LIVINGSTON of Sherman, Texas is visiting his sister MRS. T. L. KNIGHT.
G. W. PICKENS purchased a crop near Elmore and moved there.
MISS SUSIE LAWRENCE returned from a visit at Ardmore.
MRS. LEEPER returned from visiting her children in Texas.
LOUIS BRADFOR of the Ardmore Steam Laundry was here on business.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. COVINGTON returned from a visit in Sulphur.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. GRIMMETT returned from Paoli.
MISS NAOMIE SELL returned from Roff.
JUSTIN WINTERS went to Norman to play with the ball team.
MRS, PEARL AGNEW and daughter of Pauls Valley visited DAD ALLEN.
W. C. FRENCH returned from Texas.
MRS. B. SUMMERS and MRS. JIM SUMMERS of Dyersburg, Tennessee are visiting BOB SUMMERS here.
MANSFORD BAUM and TOM WYONT of Ardmore are here with the Marietta baseball team.
J. A. LAWRENCE joined the camping crowd at Turners Falls.
G. G GUTHREY went on business to the Choctaw Nation.
MISS MAUD BURRIS, who was the guest of MISS LULU JENNINGS, returned home to McGee.
MRS. R. J. WHEELER is improving from her illness.
Brick store for rent. The house occupied by N. B. WEBB is for rent. Apply to E.A. BUTT.
The Farmers’ Unions around Wynnewood are enjoying a picnic today at CARR’S school house southeast of town.
MRS. C. BOSWELL and daughters MISSES GROVIA and GEORGIA returned from a visit at Sulphur.
L. W. T. ROBINSON, former barber here, now is in business at Arlington.
G. W SETTLE of Orick, Missouri was the guest of his nephew, DR. SETTLE this week.
MISS WOOD of Alvarado, Texas, who has been the guest of her sister, MRS. E.E. NORVELL, returned home Sunday.
MRS. B. F. HUNTER and daughters BERTHA, MABEL and GEORGIA and son CLARENCE of Enid are the guests of C. A. F. BERGER and family. Mrs. Hunter is a sister of Mrs. Berger.
THOMAS and ROBERT HUNT of near Ardmore are the guests of F. W. SCHOPMEYER and family. They are prominent farmers and stock raisers of their section, prospecting here.
Mr. and Mrs. THAD LEDSINGER returned Thursday from Tennessee where they visited their old home. They were accompanied by MISS CARRIE CRENSHAW, who will be their guest for a few weeks. Mr. Ledsinger said that 15 prospectors came into the Territory from his old home and several will likely locate around Wynnewood.
R. Y. AUDD, owner of a large fruit farm near Checotah, since July has marketed 3000 pounds of peaches and about 8000 pounds of grapes, requiring the labor of 125 people for 15 days.
JULIA, only child of Mr. and Mrs. ALF KENDALL, died today at noon. She was 3 1/ 2 years old. Funeral services will be at the residence 10:30 tomorrow, conducted by REV. J. S LAMAR. Burial will be at Oak Lawn cemetery.
A number of young people were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. TAYLOR last evening.
At a meeting of the college board last night, G. W. NEAL was elected president of the college for a term of five years. He will put in commercial and domestic science courses.
The protracted meeting is moving on. Mr. BALES did a commendable thing. He loaned his hayframe and took his family to see his daughter at Wyniard and his son at Ada. OSCAR POE is on the sick list. MR. GRUMBLES went to Pauls Valley on business. TOM LESLEY is acting as cook and housekeeper for himself. Brother DEWBERRY, who is helping Bro. BURCH at the meeting, had to stay home with his wife who is ill. FLOWERS Brothers are putting up hay. MR. BRADY is cutting tops for winter stock fee.
Has Snake Kindergarten
DR. JACK BOOZER, while on an outing near the new iron bridge last week, discovered a nest of snake eggs. He confiscated the lot, taking them to his office, and hatched them, now he has a fine lot of young snakes he expects to raise up tame. They are attracting a great deal of attention.
The two year son of Mr. and Mrs. LANDRUM died last Saturday from effects of whooping cough combined with summer complaint. He was buried at Oak Lawn cemetery Sunday.
The two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LEE, who live about 7 miles southwest of here, died last Saturday from a continue spell of fever, buried at Oak Lawn cemetery Sunday.
CHARLEY BUCKLEY is ill. DICK SMITH has appendicitis. J. F BAREFOOT is here from Maysville. WILLIAM PARKER and family of Leon are visiting his brother J.F PARKER. TRIGG WILLIAMS and son left for Oklahoma Territory with two loads of farm tools. TOM WELCH bought a farm ten miles east of Lexington and will move there. REV. FREEMAN closed a meeting.
J. T. WHEELER, attorney at law.
GEORGE L. JORDAN, attorney at law.
CLAUDE WEAVER & GREEN WEAVER, lawyers, in Pauls Valley.
JOHN R. GUYER, lawyer
A.J. HOOVER, physician and surgeon.
HOWSON G. BAILEY, physician and surgeon
W. E. SETTLE & E E. NORVILLE, physicians and surgeons
Dr. J. H. PROFFIT, dentist
Dr. J. H. BOOZER, dentist
J. W SWINGLEY, real estate and insurance.
C. R. BENNETT, painter and paper hanger
E. C. LAEL, leading hardware house
J. H. LEEWRIGHT, dray and transfer
Thursday, August 31, 1905
Front page about the death of MRS. GEORGE OXFORD of Wynnewood who died at Herculaneum, Missouri.
H. O. FORD purchased a fine mare from J. T. WILLIAMS.
BANKS PARKER is picking cotton.
J. G. WELCH and family returned from Ravia.
REV. BEN TAYLOR of Davis, an able preacher, preached here Sunday.
DICK SMITH has been confine with appendicitis.He is better now and we hope his recovery will be soon for he is one of the best young men in the community.
DR. LUSTER was here Saturday to see MRS. GEORGE WILLIAMS who was threatened with slow fever.
MR. RODGERS was here from Elmore taking pictures.
MRS. SUS AN MASON, who has been sick, is better.
PIRK ROBINSON of Cement is here, looking for a location for his father.
PROF. WALLACE was here from Lone Grove investigating the Chigley school. He might make application for the fall term.
HARRY SMITH of Maysville is visiting the family of S.MASON.
LEIGHTON TOMLINSON and sister MISS ANNA from Monk are visiting the family of TRIGG WILLIAMS.
B. F WILSON and wife visited GEORGE WILLIAMS.
Z. T COOPER of Davis was here.
MRS. SUE BAREFOOT and two daughters came from Story to visit the family of DUNK BAREFOOT.
MISS BERDIE CHRISTIAN has been sick. JOHN SWEEDEN and MISS WILLIE JENNINGS were married at the bride’s home last Sunday. A few relatives and friends attended the wedding and partook of the good dinner. WILLIAM RIDDLE is here on business. A number of people went to the baptizing at the ELLIOTT tank Tuesday. Mr. IRELAND returned from visiting his mother at Joplin, Missouri. The school here will not open until the first of December.
Among our good people who attended the Wynnewood picnic were Messrs. DODGE, ESKRIDGE, and POWER. Mr. and Mrs. STREET and little son of Birmingham, Alabama returned home after visiting Mr. and Mrs. JOHN LINDSAY and family. Mrs. JOHNSON is here from Arkansas visiting her mother MRS. ODELL and friends.
We had a doctor looking for a place to lodge with us this week. MISSES EVA CHRISTIAN and OTLEA BRADY, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK HESTER, AMOS JUSTICE and MISS LYDIA HESTER, Mr. GRUMBLES and othersattended the picnic at Wynnewood. ODUS WINEYARD and wife of Dolbert are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. BALES
MISS JOHNNIE HARDEN of Davis visited MRS. W. F. MOORE.
ARCH RABB of Lone Oak, Texas was here visiting old time friends.
MISS CADDIE WILSON of Denison, Texas is here visiting her grandmother, MRS. A. K. MAYRANT and Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES GRANT.
Thursday, September 14, 1905
N. H. NORMAN, postmaster at Wynnewood, died at his home here Saturday evening at 7:00 after an illness of eight days. He expressed himself on several occasions that he had no fear of the future. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 at the residence by REV. M. L. BUTLER and burial was in Oak Lawn Cemetery, with Masonic and W.O.W honors.
He has been a citizen of Wynnewood over 14 years, postmaster for 8 years. He leaves a wife and five children, MRS. J. E. WARREN of Antlers, MRS. W. W. CRAIG of Craig, DOYLE NORMAN, BENJAMIN NORMAN and WILL NORMAN of Wynnewood.
He was born in Stoddard County, Missouri Oct. 15, 1849. he was educated in the schools of Bloomfield, Missouri and in 1865, when only 16 years of age, he offered his services to the government, enlisting as a member of Company H of the Fiftieth Regiment of Missouri Volunteers. With that command, he served until the end of the war. After his return, he learned blacksmithing which he followed for a long time. In 1868, he moved from Missouri to Kansas, then going to Texas for cattle. He returned to Kansas, then in 1870 settled in the Choctaw Nation where McAlester is now located. In 1876 he went to the Black Hills and, after a short period spent in Dakota, returned to the Choctaw Nation and then for 15 years in the Chickasaw Nation. He has also resided in the Creek Nation, mostly as a blacksmith.
While in the Chickasaw Nation, he was united in marriage with MRS. SUSAN JAMES of Chickasaw blood. They married in 1875. In 1877, he again married, this time to MISS ALICE .E HARRISON of Missouri. He has five children.
For several terms, Mr. Norman served as clerk of the Supreme Court of the Chickasaw Nation and also clerk of the district court and deputy United States marshal. In 1897, he was appointed as postmaster of Wynnewood…
Postmaster Race Lively
From the unexpected death of Mr. Norman, there are four candidates for postmaster: J. F. PERRY, W. R. WHEELER, E. E. NORVEL, all Republicans, and LOUIS WINBRAY, Democrat.
REV. O.M. THOMASON of Guthrie will preach at the Christian Church Sunday.
Brady Singing Convention will meet at 10:00 on the fourth Sunday of this month at McCarty school house, four miles northwest of Brady and 8 miles west of Klondike. Everybody is invited to come, bring song books and well filled picnic baskets.
The fourth session of Indianola College opened Tuesday morning… President NEAL master of ceremonies, scripture by REV. HARDY COPELAND, prayer by REV. M. L. BUTLER…violin solo by PROF. MERRY, talks by REVS. HARDY COPELAND, J. H. DICKERSON, M. L. BUTLER, PROFS. FRENCH, ALLEN.
REV. M. L. BUTLER will lecture on “Dead Flies” at the public school auditorium
ROBERT JARRETT entertained a few of his friends at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT JARRIET last Thursday, celebrating his sixth birthday. Those present were GOERGE BAGBY, DOCIA MAY READER, FRANK HARGIS, SEARCY SHACKELFORD, and AUBREY RANDOLPH.
Sunday afternoon, the bondsmen of Postmaster N. H. NORMAN, deceased, N. LAEL and H. D. KNIGHT appointed DR. J. H. BOOZER as acting postmaster. It is believe the appointment will hold good until the expiration of Mr. Norman’s term next February.
MISS DOT was sick last week. M. BRADY and R. P. BAKER attended the Masonic picnic at Wynnewood. FRENCH JOLLY, GRANT JOLLY, BOB TERREL of Rhoda, and EARNEST BAKER of Wynnewood attended the singing here. GIP BRADY is building one of the nicest houses here. M. BALES and JOHN RHODA went to Pauls Valley on business. JESS MYNARD and sister RUBY of near Dolberg visited MISS MYRTLE BALES. R. P. BAKER bought a fine team of horses and it is a caution how he drives.
Presiding Elder LAMAR of Wynnwood was here. Mr. POWER and DR. CHARLES TURNER visited Elk. Professor MAST opened school with good attendance. MISS SALLIE HOGUE of Elk visited friends here. We are sorry to hear of the death of MRS. TERRY’S little son who died of diphtheria yesterday. Born to Mr. and Mrs. GRESHAM a fine girl. Mr. and Mrs. BILL CLEMONS, living 2 miles west of town, gave the young folks of Elmore a party last week, ice cream was served.
Elmore is getting to be quite a nice town. The carpenters have more than they can possibly do. They have finished these jobs: J. P. GIBSON with a nice five room residence; D.A EDWARD with a nice residence; WILLIAM ODELL with inside improvements and addition to his house; DAN CARPENTER with a nice four room houses; Messrs. YEARY, NORTHCUTT, and CARPENTER, forces.
Cotton is opening very slowly. REV. ALBERT ELMORE and MISS FANNIE WRIGHT were married here today. The Methodists are holding a revival meeting, conducted by REV. DILBECK. MR. BOUTWELL and family have been very sick. MR. JARRELL and family, who visited Mr. and Mrs. REEVES, returned home to Whitesboro, Texas. DAVE DOAK and MISS ANNIE WILLIFORD were married Tuesday. The little four old son of Mr. and Mrs. JESSE MCGRAW, who was so seriously hurt by a log falling on him, is able to be up. PROF. T. B. KING returned from Chicago where he spent the summer. The little child of C. E. MORELAND / MOORELAND has the whooping cough. Mrs. Moreland is alos sick.
H. P. EDWARDS died here Tuesday night after two weeks illness with typhoid fever. He leave a wife and large family of children. He moved here from Alabama about two years ago. Mr. and Mrs. JARRELL from near Whitesboro, Texas are visiting relatives here.
FRED COCK was here from Elmore.
September 28, 1905
W. B. LORANCE of Sulphur placed his son in the primary department. His son will board with Prof. CONWAY. The commercial department is increasing in numbers. MISS KATE KENDALL and MR. LEMMONS entered last week. Mr. Lemmon’s father moved here recently from Lon Monte, Colorado.
The little daughter of SOL DODSON, who has been sick for sometime, is reported better. The druggist, O. F.SWINNEY, has returned from Texas. MISS NORTHCUTT left to visit her sister at Lindsay. MISS HALLIE BOST returned from visiting friends and relatives. SUMMER HUTCHINS returned from visiting friends and is at old stand.
Mrs. H. P. EDWARDS is improving. H. G. LISTON has been sick. Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. L. PEDDYCOAT, a son. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. WARNER SARTIN died last week. FRANK PEOPLES from Oklahoma is visiting here.
October 5, 1905
Local and Personal Items
CHARLES LASSITER went to Davis.
R. L. BROCKMAN was in the Valley.
JOE SHELTON went to Ardmore on business.
MRS. TOM WALKER visited relatives in Davis.
E. L. SPENCER visited Davis.
Little Miss LOLA STRANGE of Durwood is visiting her brother R. E STRANGE.
GOV. GUY of Sulphur was here en route to Pauls Valley.
R. LOWENSTEIN spent the weekend with homefolks in Ardmore.
TOM C. FIELDS left for Memphis to visit his brother who is sick.
C. GRUMBINE of the Santa Fe returned from Cleburne, Texas where he attended court.
The Matrons’ Magazine Club met Wednesday afternoon at the home of MRS. ROBERT WALNER. New inventions and the Grover Cleveland article in the October Ladies Home Journal were the subjects discussed. The club meets next week with MRS. J. EDGAR SUTHERLAND.
THAD LEDSINGER received a letter from his wife Monday stating the sad news that DR. W. F. CRENSHAW, father of Mrs. LEDSINGER, died at his home near Dyersburg, Tennessee. The doctor had visited here two different times and will be remembered by many of our citizens.
MRS. LINNIE EMERSON, daughter of our citizens and friends, Mr. and Mrs. TOM C. FIELDS, died at her home in Thackerville yesterday morning after a very brief illness. About seven months ago, she married JAMES C. EMERSON of Tennessee and after their wedding, they moved to Gainesville where they lived six months, then moving to Thackerville. Mrs. Emerson was a very highly respected Christian young woman, having many friends here. The remains came on the 7:00 train last evening, taken to the residence of her grandmother to await the funeral this evening at 4:00 at the M. E. Church, conducted by REV. E. M. LEMING. She was buried at Oak Lawn.
U. S. Judge TOWNSEND appointed WILLIAM BAILEY of Wynnewood constable for the Purcell, Pauls Valley district. Mr. Bailey, succeeding ADOLPH THIEL who resigned some five weeks ago, is a resident of Wynnewood. He was a Rough Rider with Mr. Roosevelt and until recently been peace officer of that town.
SETH and HOWARD ALLEN are out on the streets after an attack of fever.
CARLOS GREEN went to enter a business college at Fort Worth.
MARK WILSON is sick. FREEMAN BAREFOOT was here from Maysville. KID JACKSON and wife have been sick with fever and chills. W. R. WOLFORD, our carpenter, is building some houses near Davis for METTA SADDLER. PROF. KUYKENDALL sold his crop and farm implements and went in the restaurant business in Davis. TOM WELCH, who bought a farm in Oklahoma last July, let his farm go back and has rented land east of Davis where he will live. REV. FREEMAN preached his farewell sermon to a large crowd. GEORGE WILLIAMS was in Wynnewood on business and report the roads to Wynnewood are in first class condition. W. T BLYTHE rented land from W. M. FREEMAN and will remain here another year. Our neighbors are raising money to remodel the school house.
B.C. GOODWIN of Marietta will begin a meeting at the Christian Church.
GUY GARNER, who has been with his sick father for several days, left for his home at Prescott, Arkansas since his father has improved.
October 12, 1905
Runaway, Some Injured
This morning about 10:00, MESDAMES C. A COX, H.MOORE, J. W SHELTON, IRA MITCHELL, MISSES KHINIE BASS, RUTH KNIGHT, and DR. J. H. BOOZER left for Pauls Valley to attend the carnival. Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. SHELTON were in single buggy, the others were in W. F. Moore’s surrey. About four miles from here, the surrey team became unmanageable, running away, turning the buggy over, injuring Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Moore; Miss Moore injured on the head, Dr. Boozer with a broken collar bone…
Thursday, October 19, 1905
Wins First Prize
B. C. CREAGOR, who attended the Photographers Association at Ardmore reports an enjoyable meeting. Some of his work was submitted, winning a silver medal.
W. M. GARNER, who died at the residence of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE P. ROLLOW, Sunday night, was 61 years old. He had suffered from heart disease for one year and was confined to his bed when he died.
He was a native of Arkansas, spent the prime of youth in a business career at Quitman. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Tenth Arkansas Regiment and remained in active service until the close. He was in 21 battles and at one time, 84 days under fire, wounded twice.
Mr. Garner was a man of business ability, merchant for a number of years. He accumulated a handsome fortune in property, then lost it by adverse business conditions, but did not despair or lose his confidence in his fellow man or Maker.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, a resident of Wynnewood for several years. Burial was at the Oak Lawn cemetery Monday afternoon, services conducted by REV. W. S. FRENCH. He leaves a wife and two children, MRS. G. P. ROLLOWof Wynnewood and GUY GARNER, a merchant at Prescott, Arizona.
MRS. JAMES, mother of MRS. ORTWIEN, died at Mrs. ORTWIEN’s residence Saturday night. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church Sunday morning at 9:00 by REV. W. S. FRENCH with burial at Oak Lawn cemetery.
October 26, 1905
REV. L. W. MADDEN, who preached at the C. P. church Sunday, visited the college.
Mrs. NEAL returned from Gainesville where she was with her little daughter in the sanitarium.
MISS ESSIE CRABTREE was the recipient of a live alligator sent from Louisiana and seems very pleased with the saurian as a pet.
MISS KHINIE BASS resigned her position in the Music Department.
MRS. BAILEY has improved the singing at chapel by teaching the primary students the songs most frequently sang at devotional services.
MRS. JNO. B. HAYS, mother of Mrs. NEAL, of Louisiana came to visit her.
December 21, 1905
Local and Personal
J. P. HARRIS was called to Texas where his father is ill.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. HENRY will spend Christmas at Hot Springs, Arkansas.
MISS IRENE ROLLOW and FRANK ROLLOW came from Fayette, Missouri to spend the holidays.
MISS LUCILLE NORVELL, who is teaching school in Texas, will spent Christmas here with Mr. and Mrs. E.E NORVELL.
MISS BEULAH CARR is expected home from Sherman, Texas where she has been attending school.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. BARRETT were the recipients of a Christmas present in the form of a ten pound daughter Wednesday.
B. ASHTON was here from Sulphur. JIM RINGER was here from Davis. THOMAS JORDAN of Davis accepted a position with W. K. WOLFORD. J. W SMITH and M. S. ABERNATH located near here. TRIGG WILLIAMS and ED EDGEMAN and family moved to Helsel. We regret to lose these families. W. R WOLFORD moved to the place vacated by TRIGG WILLIAMS. R. N. BRISENDINE moved to near Iona. TILDEN WILLIAMS, nephew of our postmaster, who is in New York educating himself in the ministry, writes that he is not coming back, but is preparing to sail to Brazil. C. S. BUCKELEW was here from Davis. LEM WOLFORD and M.F.MASON went to Goose Ridge.
We are glad to welcome back J.F.BLEVINS home. LEM DEWPREE is the father of a new boy. MISS MYRTLE BALES accompanied by TOM LESLEY visited her sister MRS. MYNIARD at Dolberg. Mr.Bales says this eating mush and milk is old, so he killed some nice meat Monday. R. P. BAKER bought a ten inch sod plow which might be drawn by VAN BALES’ mule team in the spring. AMOS J. JUSTICE has been sick. J. H. JUSTICE accompanied with his wife and daughter visited his son Sunday. Mr. Justice is one of Klondike’s new flourishing merchants. REV. DEWBERRY will preach here. MISS LYDIA HESTER left to visit relatives in Arkansas.