The Altus Times-Democrat
Altus, Jackson Co., Oklahoma
May 13, 1920
Martha by E.A. HANNA, reporter.
TOM ROWSEY and Mr. ENGLISH, who work in the Hamilton Garage, had an auto collision Tuesday. The men escaped uninjured but the lady occupants, Mrs. Rowsey and Mrs. SHIRES, were bruised.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. GUS LINDSAY on Sunday of last week, christened THOMAS FREDERICK.
Mr. DEBERRY, age 68, who was sick for several weeks, departed this life at the home of his son, ALBERT DEBERRY. On the following day, funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. J. C. MORRIS, pastor of the Martha M. E. Church. The Masonic lodge of Martha conducted services at the grave, lodge ritual read by EWALL FOWLER, master of ceremonies.
SAMUEL STROTHER was in Mangum to see his cousin who had an appendicitis operation.
The following pupils from the Martha school won medals at the school meet in Altus: LOUISE CLEVERDON, LUCILLE WATTS, JOSEPHINE COCHRAN. The basketball team won a beautiful pennant as champion players of the county: ALBERT KIDD, HERMAN NEWCOMB, HUGH FOWLER, IVAN STARKEY and OGDEN KIDD. JEWELL CEARLEY won a gold medal for the best quilt.
Mr. and Mrs. BEN ROSS of Eldorado were guests of their children here.
Prof. C. W. RICHARDS of Ardmore will receive over $555.00 per month as superintendent of Ardmore schools. That salary wouldn’t be so bad if all the teachers received that much.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR EDWARDS last week.
Thieves broke into the grocery store of GEORGE HAMILTON last Saturday.
Headrick by MAE KELLY, reporter.
Mrs. AVA BYRUM had a bad accident last week, breaking two bones in her instep.
Death visited the community last week and took away W. G. A. CRUMP, an old citizen, a Methodist minister, and postmaster for several years. He had been ill for some time and quietly passed away Tuesday.
Little LORETTA GREEN has been ill with pneumonia.
ED MATHEWSON’S baby has been sick with whooping cough.
GUS SHROEDDER and GERTRUDE VAN CLEAVE were happily married Saturday afternoon.
Miss IDA GRIMES visited Miss LILLIAN GRISSOM at Anadarko.
A letter from Thermal, California, May 8, 1920 by VIRGINIA B. MEAD:
Dear Miss SHEPPARD: From some cause we have not been receiving our paper since leaving Altus and we certainly do miss it. Please send it to Thermal as we will be out here until some time in July. After that we will be in Los Angeles till gathering time. Everybody is well once more and hard at work. I have seen Mr. and Mrs. DECKER and Mrs. JARBEAU and the HIGHTOWERS. ..
May 27, 1920
River Bend News by Mrs. C. C. CHANCE, reporter.
Mrs. W.E. HOCKETT and Miss RUTH returned from Sentinel.
Mrs. Chance and Paul shopped in Blair.
NORMAN A. FARMER and family drove to RAY CAPPS Jr. Sunday.
RAY CAPPS went to Blair.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. CAPPS Sr., Mr. and Mrs. C. C. CHANCE, and Paul and ARSENITH THOMPSON spent Sunday at RAY CAPPS Jr.
Mrs. S. H. WILSON and son MARCUS returned from the north.
Mrs. OLIVER THOMPSON will be visited by her father and family.
Mrs. C. O. RED was a dinner guest of Mrs. Chance.
School closed at Wilmoth May 14. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Capps and the school children took their dinner and went to the mountains for a picnic.
Mrs. C. C. CHANCE received a letter from Emma saying she would be home June 10.
Mrs. ANNIE HOKETT and children visited Mrs. ALICE FARMER.
W. E. HOKETT, A. C. HOKETT, and Misses DORA and RUBY went to Blair.
W. W. HOKETT and two sons went to Blair.
June 3, 1920
Blair Loses Good Citizen
J. W. HOUSER, one of the first settlers of the Blair community, passed away last Friday, May 28, 1920. J. W. Houser came to Blair 28 years ago and settled about 7 miles east of town where he succeeded in having one of the prettiest homes in Jackson County. .. He had an operation at Mayo Bros… returned and took hold of things on his farm… health of his wife failed… His two daughters took him to Wichita, Kansas for another operation… died May 28, 1920...leaves two daughters, Mrs. SNOW and ZELA HOUSER…
The funeral of DAVID CLARK was conducted at the home of his brother FRANK CLARK on Sunday afternoon, May 29, 1920. He would have been 20 years old if he had lived until Sept. 9. There remains a wife and five months child.. His home was in Dalhart, Texas. The remains were shipped to Altus, placed by the side of other family members.
Lived to Four Score and Six
The death of Grandma SETLIFF occurred suddenly at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. CARL WILSON, at Eldorado, Tuesday, May 18, just after her son, B. S. SETLIFF, bought her in from his farm at Creta for a visit. She had reached the ripe age of 86 and had made her home in Oklahoma many years. She was the mother of 14 sons, 11 of whom survive her and nine of whom were present at her burial. She was a consecrated member of the Christian Church and two of her sons are distinguished members of that church. The burial service was conducted by Rev. A. L. ODER of Snyder.
Mrs. CHARLES AKERS of Olustee attended the funeral of her brother DAVID CLARK.
Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST WATTS of Martha welcomed a fine son to their home Tuesday, May 18.
Mrs. GEORGE D. PENDLETON, who recently returned from a visit with her sister Mrs. W. W. INCE at Oklahoma City where she received medical treatment, will go to Mineral Wells, Texas.
Romance in Print Shop
VERNELL WATT and Miss THELMA BOX were married Wednesday morning by Rev. J. W. HOLLUMS at the Baptist parsonage, after which they went to Mangum to visit his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. C. WATT. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. BOX of Altus… excellent business qualifications… past year bookkeeper and stenographer for the Times-Democrat… Vernell is a good workman… They will return to work next week…. Contemplating a trip to Idaho with the elder Mr. and Mrs. Watt, who are preparing to locate there.
June 10, 1920
The marriage of Miss AGNES BONNER and Lieut. AGEEat Lawton is of interest to friends here. She is the sister of JACK W. BONNER, publisher of the Times-Democrat, and of Mrs. H. W. SHEPARD. Lieut. Agee is stationed at Fort Sill where they will make their home.
Mrs. C. L. WYNES Dead
Mrs. C. L. WYNES, age 38 years 9 months one day, died June 1, 1920. She had been a member of the Church of Christ about 25 years. She had been confined to bed about 13 months, tubercular trouble. Mrs. Wynes lost her husband about five years ago from the same cause. She leaves four children to mourn her loss.
New Grain Company
T. TYLER of the Altus Grain Co. paid the Times-Democrat a pleasant business call last Friday morning. Mr. Tyler’s office is over the Pain & Son’s grocery on same floor with Gibbons’ Grain Co. Tyler is here to buy your alfalfa and pay the market price for it. Tyler is a resident of this city on 417 West Broadway.
June 17, 1920
Two Men in Hospital
CHARLES WILLIAMS and LLOYD COX are in the hospital, result of battle Friday night with sheriff’s posse.
Sheriff J. L. ENGLISH got ‘wind’ that two notorious characters were in town Friday afternoon… CHARLIE WILLIAMS, brother of CURLY WILLIAMS who killed the sheriff at Duke about a year ago, and LLOYD COX who was with Curly when he killed the sheriff at Duke,… Williams died Tuesday morning and was buried at Hess cemetery.
Mrs. PHILO HIGGINS, a cousin of Charlie Williams, visited him at the hospital then buried him at Hess cemetery.
Close of Successful Term of School
School closed at Martha last Friday, June 11, with 13 graduates in grammar school and six from high school. Grammar school: INA CUNNINGHAM, CLIFF LANHAM, FAY WATTS, RUTH BROWN, CHARLES STARKEY, RAYMOND CEARLEY, VIVIAN SAMPLER, WILMUTH HARTSFIELD, VERNON ROWSEY, RALPH FOSTER, CLYDE GEE, VENUS HAMILTON. BRUCE MILLIKEN, now deceased, was a member. CLIFF LANHAM was class valedictorian. High school class: FANNIE MCANALLY, ALMA DOUGHTY, IRENE CEARLEY, ILA DOUGHTY, OGDEN KIDD and ALBERT KIDD. Alma Doughty was salutatorian, Fannie McAnally valedictorian, Ila Doughty class poet, Ogden Kidd class historian.
July 15, 1920
M. J. BLAKE and Mrs. MARY RUSSELL married. Blake is one of the employees of the City Electric Shop and Mrs. Russell was a former employee of the Queen Café.
JESSIE ELOIS WHITE 20 and CARRIE DESSIE NEWBERRY 18.
ROY HARRISON PITSENBERGER 29 and Miss HEZEL PLATTER 17.
RICHARD R. DALE 23 AND Miss KATHERINE MUSTAINE 23.
R. F. ESTEL 21 and Miss MARY LEE KELLY 16.
MABLE GLADYS ATWOOD, age 21, daughter of Mrs. T. L. JACKSON, died June 25 at the home of her sister Mrs. A. DERRYBERRY. Funeral service was at the home by Bro. Hooper with interment in Altus cemetery. She was a member of the Baptist Church since age 13.
Card of thanks from her mother Mrs. F. JACKSON, sisters, Mrs. J. W. MIXON, Mrs. A. DERRYBERRY and Mrs. H. L. PEP (bad copy).
July 22, 1920
A.A. MCCUTCHAN / MCCUTCHEON of 620 N. Grady returned from Pittsburg, Okla., by the death of his father, J. B. MCCUTCHAN, who died July 13. He came to Oklahoma in 1889, was 77 years old and leaves a large family.
The remains of J. W. CHERRY, brother-in-law of Mesdames BRISTOL and SANDERSON, arrived in Altus July 14 for burial in Altus cemetery. Mr. Cherry leaves a wife and son, who was attending school here.
Martha by ISOPHENE COCHRAN, reporter.,
Miss ALMA DOUGHTY and Sgt. WALTER HIVELY were married July 5 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. EDGAR COLLINS. Mrs. Collins is a sister of the bride. They will make their home at Lawton where he will work after being discharged.
Mrs. LUCY LOGGINS of Dallas, Texas was visiting her sister Mrs. W. T. COTNEY here when the death angel called her home. Miss ANNA, her daughter and only child, will come by train. (different surname in another item)
July 29, 1920
Mrs. BULA BILBRO Dead
Mrs. BULA BILBRO of Forgan, sister of S. H. STARKEY, postmaster, and W. C. STARKEY of Ashlock Dry Goods, died at the home of her sister Mrs. S. L. DOUGHTY at Mangum, Friday morning. She was buried at Martha Saturday morning, Rev. JOHN F. ELDER officiated. Mrs. Bilbro’s illness was a long lingering one, Bright’s disease. She had been away from her family about six months, being in the hospital under the care of Dr. Garrett and also at the home of her mother at Mangum. Mrs. Bilbro leaves her husband, six children, eldest a daughter of 16 years and the youngest, a babe of seven months.
Mrs. BULAH BILBRO, daughter of Mrs. MOLLIE STARKEY, died in Mangum last Friday and was laid to rest in Martha cemetery Saturday. Mrs. Bilbro is survived by a husband and six children.
Grandmother WHEELER, who was sick for some time, died at her home last Friday and was buried in the Martha cemetery. Mrs. Wheeler is survived by her husband and some children.
August 5, 1920
Mrs. LUCY ROGAN
Mrs. LUCY ROGAN, nee CALLOWAY, was born Feb. 1859 and departed this life July 11, 1920. Her home was at Dallas, Texas and came to visit her only sister Mrs. W. T. COTNEY, her custom for some years, and had been here only a week when she was suddenly stricken with paralysis and passed away within a few hours. She converted at an early age. .. In 1885, she married R. H. ROGAN who died within a few years, leaving her with the care and protection of their only child, a daughter Miss ANNIE. … The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. C. MORRIS, assisted by Rev. C. L. STARKEY, and which the body was buried in Martha cemetery.
WILLIAM H. HANKINS vs. CLARENCE E. HUTCHINSON, JESSIE O. HUTCHINSON, BIRDIE FARLEY, MAYME HUTCHINSON, widow, and KATHRYN and LENNICE HUTCHINSON, minor heirs of ODIE H. HUTCHINSON, the unknown heirs of ELIZABETH C. SENTER deceased and CARRIE MICHEL MORRISON, FLOYD MICHEL, ALMA and HENRY MICHEL, heirs of LITTLE MICHEL.
August 5, 1920
T. A. HOWELL
TOM A. HOWELL died August 5 at the Mayo Hospital, Rochester, Minn. He had been suffering from a tumor on the optic nerve and sought relief from Mayo surgeons six weeks ago… TOM HOWELL was born May 30, 1875, at Poetry, Kaufman Co., Texas. He came to Altus in 1904 and entered the grocery business, building up a good business. He sold the grocery store in 1915 and became interested in the Altus Ice Plant in which he continued for three years, then in 1918, the Glendale Ranch near Olustee. Owing to his declining health, he left the farm in February and went to Terrell, Texas, to visit relatives and friends. Burial will be at Terrell Aug. 8. He is survived by his wife; brothers and sisters, JOHN C. and J. F. HOWELL of Wellington, Texas; Mrs. J. P. LESLIE of Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. I. DAVIS of Lubbock, Texas; Mrs. C. I. JACKSON of Houston, HOMER and MAGGIE MAY and by his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. C. HOWELL of this city.
August 12, 1920
Mrs. Edna White
Mrs. EDNA WHITE, wife of M. H. WHITE, living 3 ½ miles southeast of Altus, died Sunday morning, suffering from an affliction of the brain. The remains were sent to Willis Point, Texas, for burial.
September 23, 1920
First Bales of Cotton
G. G. GRANT took first bale to Frederick.
FRANK CARASON, south of Quanah, brought in the first bale of the season.
O. ZOCH, southwest of Vernon, had the first bale of cotton in Wilbarger county.
PACK BRAZIER, southwest part of Greer county, brought in the first bale there.
ALFRED PARROT FELTY 33 and FLORA WALLACE 20 both of Humphrey.
CLAUDE WILLIAM COLLINS 21 and LORENA PEEVY 19 both of Olustee.
ROBERT E. CRAIG 25 and EULA FORRESTER 18 both of Olustee.
OSE B. ROBINSON 39 ofFort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. JOSPEHINE DEMORROW 36 of Fort Worth.
SIDNEY MARTIN 22 and EFFIE MITCHELL 18 both of Olustee.
LAWRENCE H. LANG 22 of Sparta, Wisconsin, and JOHNNIE SCOGIN 20 of Blair.
October 7, 1920
The death of Mrs. JOHN W. SCOTT Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. GEORGE E. THORPE, where she and Mr. Scott were visiting, was a shock to friends.
Mrs. JANET STUART SCOTT was born Nov. 2, 1854 at Knoxville, Illinois, and was married to JOHN W. SCOTT in Feb. 1877. She died October 4, suddenly. She is survived by a sister Mrs. C. W. CHAMBERLAIN of Paris, Texas; her husband John W. Scott of Durant, Okla.,; daughter Mrs. MARIAN L. THORPE of this city. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church most of her life… Funeral services were held at the George E. Thorpe home Tuesday then she was taken to the family burying ground at the old home in Macomb, Illinois.
October 21, 1920
Death of J. W. KIZZIAR
Rev. JAMES W. KIZZIAR, 69 years old, died Oct. 14 at his home near Altus, suffering from cancer of liver. He is survived by his widow, MARY E. KIZZIAR; six sons, J. T., C. H., GEORGE, W. H. all of Altus, J. H. KIZZIAR of Strong, Texas, E. H. KIZZIAR of Abilene, Texas; two daughters Mrs. S. J. THRUSH of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. MATTIE BLISSMAN of Altus. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church on Friday, Oct. 18, by Rev. W. J. MOORE of Sayre and Rev. A. S.CAMERON of Altus. Interment was in Altus cemetery.
November 11, 1920
J. W. SPARKS of Crowell, Texas, was found dead, shot through the head, in one of the horse barns at the Altus Fair Grounds Sunday, Nov. 7. The coroner’s jury found death by self-inflicted gunshot. Mr. Sparks was a farmer residing near Crowell, Texas, where he owned considerable property and is survived by his widow and seven children…
November 18, 1920
Eldorado, Nov. 11: Grandma READY, pioneer of this section, died at her home in north part of town yesterday. She had been in poor health for several years. She prepared breakfast for her son JOHN and herself, then went back to bed and expired. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill cemetery beside her husband who died 7 years ago. The family formerly lived in that community. She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church. She had only one son JOHN READY with whom she made her home. From the Eldorado Courier.
December 9, 1920
Mr. OWEN dropped dead in his yard Friday evening, Dec. 3. He had just returned from Blair and told his wife he was feeling fine and the trip did not hurt him. Heart trouble was the cause of his death. He had been in bad health for several years. Mr. Owen was a pioneer here. He leaves his wife and several children.
The funeral service of LEONARD PARTAIN was held at the Baptist Church Thursday afternoon. He was laid to rest in the Martha cemetery. Mrs. Partain and children returned to their home at Humphreys Friday.
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. MART JERNIGAN was buried in Blair cemetery last Saturday.
December 16, 1920
J.E. BAUCUM, resident and farmer of this community many years, died at his home southeast of Altus Monday evening, Dec. 6, after suffering some time with pneumonia. He was 39 years of age and is survived by his widow and five children. J. E. BAUCUM was born in Tennessee, June 12, 1881, and came to this country with his parents in 1889 where he grew to manhood. He was married in 1904 to Miss OLA MCSPADDEN. Six children have blessed their home, one dying some years ago, leaving two boys and three girls.
December 30, 1920
CLAUDE M. RUSH and Mrs. JEWELL HAMILTON were married Friday afternoon, Dec. 24, in Mangum, at the residence of Rev. MORICK, pastor of the First Baptist Church there. The bride, formerly stenographer at the Whiteside law offices, is well known here. Mr. Rush is operator of the Altus Stock Exchange.
ROY DABBS of Hollis and Miss IVA MAY WARE were married Sunday morning, Dec. 26, at the Methodist Church, Rev. CAMERON officiating.
A happy reunion was held at the L. N. KIMBERLIN home, when they had all of their children with them for the first time in 15 years. Present: Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE MILLER and children, Mr. and Mrs. JEWEL KIMBERLIN, Mrs. ROLAND SPENCER, SAM KIMBERLIN of Wichita Falls, Z. KIMBERLIN of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. INCE and children of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. DAVE WILLIAMS of Purcell, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE D. PENDLETON and son, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. KIMBERLIN and son, and PETE KIMBERLIN of Altus.
January 20, 1921
Parents Receive Information of Son Who Drowned
J. W. FERRELL received word from Major Lawrason of the Coast Auxiliary, stationed at Cristobal, Canal Zone, about the death of his son EDGAR E. FERRELL. He and CECIL KINLEY started to swim across a lagoon to the barracks on Nov 30 as he had done several times before, and they were almost across when Kinley heard Edgar calling him and went to his relief when a large wave broke over them… body was not recovered until the third day, so decomposed that it could not be shipped, so buried there.
February 17, 1921
Mrs. J. R. DAVIDSON, wife of J. R. Davidson living one Route 1 Altus, died Feb. 9, result of a long illness. She leaves her husband, seven boys and one girl to mourn her loss, WILL, TOM, CLAUDE, LESTER, FLAKE, ELLIOTT, and NOBLE, and Mrs. MAMIE WHITE.
Mrs. A. H. MCDANIEL
An old time resident of this community, Mrs. A. H. McDaniel, died Saturday, Feb. 5, at the home of her son, GOUG MCDANIEL, on Cole Heights, after five years of invalidism,… The body was taken to Cedar Bluffs, Alabama, accompanied by her son, GOUG MCDANIEL, and nephew WILL MCDANIEL, to rest by the side of her husband who died 32 years ago. ALICE HASELTINE CANTRELL was born in Polk County, Tenn., Dec. 6, 1849 where she grew to young womanhood and married in 1875 to JOHN T. MCDANIEL. Three children were born to them, NED, GOUG, and JOHNNIE, who is now Mrs. GEORGE BARTON, all of whom with their families were present at the time of Mrs. McDaniel’s death. Mrs. McDaniel came to Oklahoma with her husband 26 years ago (time frame??) and settled on a homestead near Altus. She called Altus her home… She spent last summer with her daughter at Amarillo, going to Wichita Falls to the home of her son, Ned but grew worse, so was brought to the Goug McDaniel home, where she could have the comfort of her sisters, Mrs. F. M. AYCOCK and Mrs. EMMA NEWMAN of Altus. … Besides her sisters in Altus, another sister Mrs. JOHN MATHEWS resides in Leesburg, Alabama, and three brothers, EDWARD CANTRELL of Tioga, Texas, ROY CANTRELL of Van Alstyne, Texas and Dr. DAVID CANTRELL of Healdton, Okla. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. .. Charter member of the Daughters of Confederacy here.
Born: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. C. C. WINTERS Sunday, Feb. 6.
Born: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. R. R. CAPPS jr. Tuesday, Feb. 8.
Born: a son to Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE BIDDY Tuesday, Feb. 8.
ALEX STATEN of Midway died suddenly of heart failure Saturday night. The funeral was held at the Baptist Church Sunday evening. Burial was in Blair cemetery. Mr. Staten leaves his wife and several children.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HOMER NEASE died Monday night from tonsillitis. The funeral was heldat the Methodist Church at Blair Wednesday and burial was in Blair cemetery.
February 24, 1921
Mrs. MARY JESSIE SMITH was born Aug. 2, 1893, and departed this life Feb. 10, 1921. She married ELMER SMITH Jan. 1, 1920. She converted in July 1918. She left behind a two weeks old baby and her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. KORNEGAY, sisters Mrs. LILLIE MARTIN and Miss ETHEL KORNEGAY, and two brothers, VERNON and BILL. … laid to rest in the Duke cemetery… written by FRANK HOPKINS, pastor of the Duke Methodist Church. ‘
Cases for Court
J. W. MILLER vs. MARGARET MILLER
ANNIE KILLMAN vs. ARTHUR KILLMAN
EDITH GARDNER vs. JAMES GARNDER
MACKIE C. MYERS vs. E. A. MYERS
ROSCOE C. MYERS vs. E. A. MYERS
CHARLES M. DORMAN 21 and DORIS VERA MELTON 19 both of Eldorado.
H. L. MILLER 24 of Hess and LILLIE MAE ROUTH 17 of Tipton.
PIERCE WILLIAMS 27 and MARTHA WEST 19 both of Eldorado.
RUFUS TINDELL 52 and ANIS UPCHURCH 32 both of Granite.
CHARLES BAKER 22 of Olustee and CALLIE MAE KIMBLE 19 of Elmer.
JOHN P. MCDANIEL 21 of Childress, Texas, and ESSIE BROWN 17 of Altus.
CARL CHILDRESS 23 of Headrick and LOLA MURRELL 19 of Altus.
DALE G. BLEVINS 23 of Grapevine, Texas, and EDNA ALLEGRA BYNUM 18 of Eldorado.
March 3, 1921
ERSULA SWIFT filed for divorce against FRANK L. SWIFT, alleging neglect, asks for support of herself and minor children. Ask for return of maiden name ERSULA BOYD.
DAVID A. SLAYTON, who died at Blair, Feb. 5, 1921, was born at Para(/bad copy), Texas in 1869, married NETTIE SLAYTON at Carbon, Eastland county, Oct. 17, 1897. There were eight children born to them, six living, two dead: WILLIAM W., LEONARD F. , IRA, ISOLA, LORA, and ELOISE, all living at home except Leonard. Mr. Slayton was a member of the Baptist Church.
Marriage License… Trouble
A marriage license was issued to W. R. POPE and LEO BELLE RUSSELL Tuesday morning, who gave their ages as 21 and 18, respectively… the deputy court clerk was suspicious… about 30 minutes later the father came in and asked if they had procured a marriage license…then went to county attorney’s office and swore out a complaint against Pope for perjury in securing the license. Mr. Russell says the girl was attending school when Pope came by and took her to Altus… she is only 15...
March 10, 1920
WILLIAM J. GLENN filed for divorce against PEARL GLENN on the grounds that shortly after June 25, 1916, she began abusive language, cursed and abused the plaintiff…
Uncle SOL CORNEILIUS, an old resident of this community, died at his home in Tipton Saturday night. His remains were brought to Headrick Sunday where funeral services were held Monday morning by Rev. ARMSTRONG and laid to rest in Navajo cemetery.
ANNIE KILMAN vs. ARTHUR KILMAN, continued for divorce to get more evidence.
GUY COLE vs. LONA COLE, divorce granted and custody of two minor children.
ADA GARDNER vs. JAMES GARDNER, divorce refused.
J. W. MILLER vs. MARGARET MILLER, divorce granted.
March 17, 1920
Mrs. MINNIE HARTSFIELD and Mrs. VIDA HOWARD were called to Shawnee Wednesday by the death of their sister Mrs. JESSIE MCQUEEN. They returned Sunday, bringing their parents Mr. and Mrs. JIM GRIMES.
March 24, 1921
Dan Rogers Dies
DAN ROGERS, who was operated on for appendicitis last Thursday by Dr. Abernathy and Dr.Garrett, died Sunday night. The appendix had burst and there was no chance for recovery. Mr. Rogers lived at Blair with his parents Mr. and Mrs. FELIX ROGERS. At the call of the Army on Aug. 29, 1918, he left and served with the 64th Co. as a private, discharged Dec. 11, 1918. Two brothers served in France and were in battles, later killed. The James Monroe Roach Post of American Legion and the Boy Scouts marched together from Altus to his home at Blair… the Legion had graveside services…