The Eldorado Courier
Eldorado, Jackson Co., Oklahoma
Friday, January 4, 1918
Distinguished Olustee Man Dies Suddenly
Monday afternoon, JOHN M. NORTON, well known citizen of Olustee, fell on the streets as he was going home to dinner and in a short time expired. In 1916 while attending the bedside of a sick friend near Elmer, he was stricken with paralysis, and while he improved, never recovered. The first stroke was thought to have resulted from over-exertion in his race for county treasurer. Mr. Norton was born in Tennessee Feb. 22, 1850. He moved to Eureka Springs, Arkansas in young manhood, where he was married to Miss MARGARET RAMSEY over 40 years ago. From Arkansas he moved to Plano, Texas then to Greer County, Texas, six miles south of Olustee where in 1888 he filed a claim. He was elected county treasurer of Greer County in 1899 and served two terms. He was always interested in politics and two years, entered the race for county treasurer,… He has reared a large family of children, six girls and six boys, all of who are living and were at his bedside except Dr. PORTER NORTON, who is a physician on a submarine chaser with headquarters at Norfolk, Virginia, and WILSON NORTON who is at Fort Douglas, Utah. A daughter Mrs. A. P. PIERCE, formerly lived here, and another daughter Mrs. C. C. WEY now lives here. He was buried at Olustee cemetery New Year, funeral service conducted by Rev. J. G. BLACKWOOD of the Methodist Church there. ..
Marriage licenses: CECIL N. SMITH and Miss RETHA REED both of Altus; JOEL BAILEY WALLACE of Camp Bowie, and Miss ESTA JEWEL LARGENT of Eldorado; ERNEST E. BEATON of Tipton and Miss ALTA JONES of Altus; EARL M. HAYNES of Blair and Miss ANNA HARDY of Martha.
Jail: M. L. MCCLELLAND
GRADY MOYERS and wife of Tulsa visited here then returned home with MARVIN MOYERS who will work there.
FLOYD NIXON expects to move to Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. HORACE WOMACK of Martha visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. CURTIS. Mrs. Womack is the former Miss VERNON CURTIS.
Prof. FRED BALLARD moved here to farm next year.
W. N. MOYERS and family entertained about 50 guests Christmas day.
Grandpa and Grandma ROSS, HORACE WOMACK and wife, JERRY ROSS and family of Martha, G. R. LINDSEY, and family of Purvis, HORACE LINDSEY of Fort Worth, Texas, OSCAR CAVINER of Purvis, GRADY MOYERS and wife of Tulsa, J. E. PATTON and family of Eldorado visited.
W. N. MOYERS’ family entertained a large crowd for dinner Christmas day. T. B. LEESE gave a party at night.
ERNEST COPE and HORACE LINDSEY were home on furlough.
J. E. PATTON and family of Eldorado visited here.
G. W. MUSTAINE and family of Eldorado and EDWIN MUSTAINE of Viciwere here.
J. W. WARTHEN of Altus visited EARL CLANTON and wife.
Mrs. TAYLOR WHALEY and daughter visited her parents.
W. T. BROWN sold his farm to HENRY HUGHES.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. HANNER’S little boy has pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. CAREY COTTON have a sick child.
Rev. D. LEE and family will move to eastern Oklahoma.
FLOYD NIXON moved to the home vacated by CHARLES NIXON.
LONNIE LONG, training at Camp Bowie, visited here. He returned to camp, accompanied by M. R. and JIM LONG and JIM MABERRY to Quanah.
ROY MYERS, on a naval training station at San Francisco, visited here.
LONEY COOPER, wife and mother of Wellington visited J. M. SPENCERS’ Sunday. Mrs. Cooper is a sister of Mrs. Spencer.
Col. PALSON, wife and son and a sister of Mrs. Palson’s visited at M. DIXON’s during Christmas then returned to Wise Co., Texas.
A Pioneer Gone
After a long and painful illness from cancer on his hand, J. A. HUTCHINSON passed peacefully away Tuesday morning. He had moved to a house near his daughter, Mrs. BLAINE HENDERSON, where he could have her constant attention, and during the last days, his son, C. O. HUTCHINSON, was with him. The Masons assisted the family. J. A. HUTCHINSON was born in Kentucky Jan. 11, 1832, being 86 years old. He married Miss LUCY MARTIN February 15, 1853 in Kentucky and to this union were born twelve children, six of whom are still living: JOHN HUTCHINSON of Chino, Calif., Mrs. ROBERT HUMPHREYS of Amarillo, Texas; Mrs. BLAINE HENDERSON of Eldorado, Mrs. W. E. NICHOLS of Arkansas City, Kansas, A.B. and C. O. HUTCHINSON of Eldorado. Early in life he professed religion and attached himself to the Methodist Church. He was a Master Mason, more than a half century. (He moved to Texas in 1879, first in Clay County then later in Hardeman County, then moved to Oklahoma in 1889.) His large family were reared to lives of usefulness, eleven of whom grew to maturity. His aged wife, who was a childhood playmate and sweetheart, now in her 83rd year, survives him. His funeral sermon was preached by Rev. D. V. YORK at the Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon. At the grave his Masonic brethren paid their last tribute.
Last Tuesday morning, Miss MARY E. DANIELL passed away… (cut off). She was the second of seven children. Besides here parents, she leaves two brothers and three sisters to mourn her death… baptized about a year ago… her body was interred in the Eldorado cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
W. L. MILLER and family left for Kerens, Texas to attend the bedside of his mother.
FRANK BELL, stationed at Camp Bowie, visited his sister Mrs. BARNEY FARLEY.
O.D. KNIGHT and family returned to Mangum where they will move to Elk City.
February 8, 1918
W. R. WHITE, who was moving to the Pleasant Hill community and expected to make his home with J. R. BOSTICK, fell on ice three weeks ago and broke his leg, then died at the hospital here Friday night, found Saturday morning when DEWEY WRIGHT took his breakfast to him. His body was shipped to Sentinel Sunday for burial. He was a bachelor, about 40 years old. He was moving here from near Mangum.
Mrs. G. W. WOOTEN, who lived just north of Eldorado, died Tuesday, stomach cancer. Her body was taken to Acme, Texas, her old home, for burial.
J. ED FREEMAN of near Headrick is here working in Smith’s blacksmith shop and subscribed to the paper.
Mrs. A. R. MILLER of Altus visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. M. THORP.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. BALCH left for Burkburnett, Texas, to make their home with their daughter.
W. H. CURTSINGER and son JESS moved to Grandfield.
BOB STARWALT visited the home of DAVE DRAGG at Bibles, Texas.
There is a new nine pound boy at the home of W. L. NORTON.
Mrs. J. O. SPRINGER visited her sister at Chillicothe, Texas.
Mrs. Y. P. TURNER of Holdenville visited Mrs. M. L. WILKINSON at Mesquite.
Mrs. JEWEL PHILLIPS visited her parents at Jester. Mr. Phillips is in Arkansas where he intends to move.
J. M. COMBS visited one of his sons at Camp Bowie. He reports that JOHNNIE COMBS is now doubtless in France.
Subscribers: W. M. BYNUM and Z. T. PADEN of Route 1; Rev. D. LEE; Mrs. N. E. HOWARD, and F. BRAKER; C. J. FOX of Route 1, Red Top community.
Uncle RIO DANIEL and wife visited relatives at Quanah, Texas.
Miss ALLIE NORTON of Olustee visited her sister Mrs. C. C. WEY.
OSCAR BISHOP, BEN THORNTON, and BUD SUMMERS went to Altus to appear before the questionnaire board.
Misses LEAN E. MISENER, MARJORIE MUSTAINE, MARY LEE TUCKER, NANNIE MAE FRASER, MELBA DIAL, OLLIE and RUTH WOOD, LELLA and NAOMI HUTCHINSON and Mrs. DAN PHILLIPS went to Altus.
GUS S. WEST, wife and small son returned from Fort Worth, Texas where the son had his tonsils, adenoids and appendix removed.
TOM HOLT of Southland dug several wells here.
FRANK NICHOLS and sister Mrs. JOE MYERS visited their father at Pauls Valley.
Rev. C. B. PENDLEY preached at Midway.
Mrs. J. M. WALKER and I. N. LANGSTON are sick.
The young folks enjoyed a singing at WILLIE BEASLEY’S.
Mrs. W. M. MABERRY received a telegram Tuesday from Chico, Texas about the death of her father. She and Mr. Maberry went there Tuesday evening.
Miss RUTH COOPER and MACK LASEMAN, accompanied by EULA MARTIN and HERBERT PRICE, drove to C. B. Pendley’s Sunday afternoon and were united in marriage. They will live on the MCALESTER place northwest of town.
W. A. COOPER and wife, MACK LASEMAN and wife were in Altus.
Saturday as HERMAN MORROW of Looney rode his motorcycle to town, he was thrown and injured about the head and shoulders. A passing auto found him and brought him to the hospital. He was taken to the home of his father, J. E. MORROW. He is about 17 years old.
Last Sunday Rev. C. B. PENDLEY united in marriage M. T. LASEMAN and Miss RUTH COOPER, both of Midway, at his home six miles west of town. The groom is a brother of Mrs. JIM HUCKABAY and is well known here, where he has worked for some time. She is the daughter of J. P. COOPER.
February 15, 1918
This week Mrs. S. P. HOLMES was made glad by the visit of her son, ELGIN HOLMES, who joined the Navy Dec. 2, 1916 and after taking the naval training school at Mare Island, California, was sent to Atlantic waters through the Panama Canal, now on the Chattanooga, a ship commissioned to accompany heavy ships across the ocean, ..he has crossed eight times. .. JOHN HASLEY, son of SAM HASLEY of the Durham community, is on the same ship….Holmes is the ship’s tailor… SAM P. HOLMES, father of the young man, came from Lawton to visit him, then the two went to Lawton to visit PERCY, a younger brother. CLIFFORD HOLMES, another brother, is with an aviation corps.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. SHIPMAN of Hamlin, Texas visited their daughter Mrs. WILLIS MYERS of the Midway community.
C. W. REEVES went to Mangum and returned with his sister Mrs. VALINA JACOBS.
E. K. and A. R. WEBB of Eldorado visited their brother G. W. WEBB and family… from the Odell, Texas, Reporter newspaper.
M. COMBS, who recently sold his farm in the Red Top community, bought and moved to the Meadowbrook farm near town.
ROBERT HAMILTON bought and moved to the M. J. STEPHENS’ section near Chillicothe, Texas.
The D. J. THOMPSON of Lockney, Texas, visited the O. W. FARLEY family here.
Mrs. MARY WHALEY and mother Mrs. PREDDY visited relatives at Hobart.
Mrs. H. C. WEY of Wichita Falls and Miss CHARLOTTE MEININGER of St. Louis, Missouri, visited Mrs. E. M. FRANCIS and the C. C. WEY family.
Friday, March 1, 1918
The death of A. K. RAMBO astounded the people of this section Tuesday morning. He and a grandson about five years old started to Gould and had gone about two miles from home when he fell forward on the front of the wagon. S. T. SMITH passed him and discovered he was dead from heart failure. His children were notified and burial was delayed until they arrived. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and his funeral service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. J. LAND at the Pleasant Hill cemetery where he was buried.
L. P. HUKILL and Miss AUDREY HANSEN, both of Russell Hollow, were married at the home of the bride, Sunday morning, by Rev. H. F. COLE of Purvis.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE B. DAVIS are rejoicing on their new daughter.
Miss BARBARA FOSTER of Taloga visited her uncle, J. W. FOSTER.
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM C. HARRIS of Chillicothe, Texas, attended the funeral of A. K. RAMBO.
The two weeks old infant of MELVIN DUVALL at Purvis died Monday night and was buried at Gould cemetery.
Pleasant Hill Gleanings
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. BELL’S little nine year old daughter died at their home east of Purvis Sunday and was buried Monday afternoon, Rev. H. F. COLEconducting the funeral service at the home. There are four others sick in the home, two seriously.
Friday, March 8, 1918
Death of Mrs. GEORGE B. DAVIS
Mrs. EVA MAY DAVIS, wife of George B. Davis, died
Sunday afternoon, March 3, 1918, leaving an infant daughter less than a week old. EVA MAY MARSH was born in Des Moines, Iowa, March 9, 1881. With her parents, she came to Oklahoma in 1903. She married GEORGE B. DAVIS at Independence, Missouri, March 5, 1905, to whom three children were born, JOHN, age 12, ROB age 9, and EVA WILSON, a beautiful infant left under the care of her grandmother….member of the Congregational Church… in 1910 joined the Methodist Church in Eldorado…joined the Eastern Star.. Her funeral was preached by Rev. J. W. SIMS, presiding elder of the Mangum district, at the Methodist Church Tuesday. Her former pastor Rev. J. L. GAGE and her present pastor Rev. D. V. YORK assisted in the service. … Mrs. Davis had three brothers, all dead. Her father died five or six years ago. She is survived by her husband and children, two sisters Miss EDNA MARSH of Kansas City, Mo., and Miss HELEN MARSH of Des Moines, Iowa. Her mother arrived from Des Moines just a day or two before her death. There is also an aged grandmother who survives her.
Last Saturday afternoon, BRYANT TODD and Miss MYRTLE BRYANT were married at the home of the bride’s father, J. M. BRYANT, near town, Rev. H. F. COLE officiated. They will make their home at Amarillo, Texas.
Grandma Gibson Buried Here
Grandma GIBSON, who formerly lived in the Carmel community, died at Tucumcari, New Mexico, last week and was brought here, buried at Carmel Sunday. She was 74 years old and well known at Carmel. She had been living with her children in New Mexico. The burial service was conducted by Elder G. P. WILBANKS, pastor of the Christian Church.
The one month old infant of W. L. TAYLOR of Red Top died Friday and was buried in the Eldorado cemetery Saturday. The burial service was conducted by Elder G. P. WILBANKS of the Christian Church.
Card of thanks from: JOHN H. PEADEN, W. H., PEADEN and wife, JAMES E. PEADEN and J. W. GROGAN.
BOB THURMAN returned Monday from Lawton where he attended the funeral of a nephew. Mr. Thurman has bought the TETTER place in the Midway community.,
GREEN W. CANTON of Camp Bowie and Miss DOVIE FOLLY of Altus were married.
Mrs. JIM SULLIVAN of Duke died at Lubbock, Texas.
A child of GENE MILLER at Russell.
Capt. C. C. SMITH, age 96, died at Olustee.
LLOYD E. MCCALL and Miss ESTIE NEASE, both of Blair, were married.
Death of Mrs. J. H. PEADEN
Mrs. JOHN H. PEADEN died Tuesday morning. MARTHA ANNIE (GROGAN) PEADEN was born Nov. 24, 1885 in Dawson County, Georgia. With her parents she moved to
Texas in 1886 and to Greer County, part of Texas then, in 1891. They moved to the Potts community where she grew to womanhood. She professed religion at Potts school house when she was 17 and joined the Baptist Church. She was married to JOHN H. PEADEN March 18, 1903, to which there were born two children, a girl and a boy, who survive here. Her mother died when she was four years old, leaving five children, two boys and three girls. But happy circumstance gave her a devoted stepmother who reared her. One brother died in infancy, her sisters are dead, the other brother and a half-brother survive her. Her father, J. W. GROGAN of Catoosa was at her burial. The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church Wednesday, with Rev. C. M. POWELL, her pastor.
Mr. A. K. RAMBO was buried at Louis, not Pleasant Hill as stated last week. The service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. L. S. ABERNATHY of Hollis, pastor at Bethel. Mr. Rambo was a Baptist.
W. H. PEADEN and wife of Electra, Texas, and Rev. JAMES E. PEADEN of Graford, Texas, attended the funeral of Mrs. J. H. PEADEN.
TILLMAN FOX and wife, who were at Waco, Texas, will make their home with Mr. and Mrs. C. J. FOX of Red Top community.
N. B. GIBSON of Electra, Texas, NAT and ELMER GREEN of Lone Wolf, Mr. and Mrs., PRICE BOYLES and Mrs. GLEN OLIVER of Chillicothe, Texas attended the burial of Grandma GIBSON at Carmel.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. HICKMAN and sons, Mrs. W. R. MASSEY, Miss AMY MASSEY and BILL DOYLE were in Chillicothe, Texas.
Aunt LENA JOHNSON died last Thursday at MINER WILKS. She was nearly eighty years old. The funeral was conducted by Rev. S. N. WEST of Olustee. She was buried at Eldorado cemetery Friday afternoon.
Friday, March 15, 1918
J. W. PARKER, who was wounded in a recent Northeastern wreck at Hester, died at Dallas, Texas, and was buried at Navajoe last week.
J. P. MILLER, formerly a merchant of Duke and well known here, died at Bradley last week and was buried at Prairie Hill under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge. He was 57 years old and the father of a large family.
Mrs. Setliff’s Mother Dies
Mrs. ALICE MCKINNEY, mother of Mrs. G. W. SETLIFF, died near DeQueen, Arkansas, Feb. 9, 1918, age 54 years. She was married in 1883 and was the mother of 12 children, all of whom survive her except one who died in infancy.
LENWOOD, eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. ASMER LEE, died Monday and was buried at Hess Tuesday. B. S. SETLIFF conducted the service.
Friday, March 22, 1918
D. W. GEBHEART
D. W. GEBHEART, who made his home for years at the Carmel community, but who had been living at Montoya, N. M., died there Monday and his body arrived here Wednesday for burial at Carmel cemetery. He was 64 years old and had a reared a large family. His wife accompanied him and was met here by some of her children.
Miss EUNICE GERTRUDE MCCORMICK, 18, of Olustee, died March 11 and was buried at Elmer.
HELEN GANTT, 8 years old, died at Altus.
JACK PHILLIPS was called to Comanche County, Texas to attend the funeral of a sister.
T. A. WITHERSPOON and family moved here from Ellis County, Texas. Mr. Witherspoon bought the W. L. TEAKELL place in the Purvis community but as Mr. Teakell wanted to stay on the place this year, Mr. Witherspoon bought the GLLEN FAUGHT property which they will occupy. Mr. Faught moved to the Potts community.
Mrs. REX GOLDSTON of Quanah, Texas visited her sister Mrs. JACK PHILLIPS here.
April 12, 1918
Mrs. N. C. BLACK was surprised Saturday afternoon when her brother, W. T. MACY, of Breckenridge, Kentucky, came for a short visit. This was the first visit they had been each other in many years. Mr. Macy is her only full brother, although she has several half-brothers.
April 26, 1918
Louis and Lincoln
Mrs. L. S. BLAKE died Saturday night, 13th. She is survived by her husband and five children. She had been confined to her bed a long time. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. W. LAND, with burial at Pleasant Hill cemetery Sunday.
J. W. SCOTT, chief miller at the Leger Milling Co. at Altus, fell down the elevator shaft Saturday and was killed.
May 3, 1918
Death of Frankie Nichols
FRANKIE, nine year old son of F. D. NICHOLS, of the Midway community, died at the home of his parents, yesterday morning, after 8 weeks of meningitis. He was buried at the Odema cemetery yesterday afternoon, funeral discourse delivered by Rev. C. M. POWELL.
Eldorado Wins State Debating Honors Friday
Last week in company with Prof. J. HALE EDWARDS and Miss LENA E. MISENER, the high school debating team, MARCUS HISON, BRYAN KIRCHNER, and CARROLL BROWN, went to Norman… won state.
JOSEPH A. ROBINSON died at Olustee Monday of last week and was buried there by the Odd Fellows Tuesday. Rev. S. N. WEST preached the funeral service.
LORENA MACE HOSMER, age 8, and HAROLD SAUNDERS, age 4, died near Martha.
An infant daughter of ED SIMPSON near Altus died last week.
May 10, 1918
E. F. KENNEDY Dead
E. F KENNEDY, who has been at Sulphur for several months for treatment of Brights disease, died last night. Mrs. Kennedy received a telegram about his death. W. J. KENNEDY, a son, was at his side when he died, and E. D. KENNEDY, who had been teaching near Sulphur, will bring the body here for burial.
Advertised unclaimed letters:
Mrs. CROLEY CATES
E. N. FEMS
Mrs. CORA HAGER
Mrs. LILLIAN HAGER
Mrs. KATE TROTER.
May 17, 1918
Burial of E. F. KENNEDY
Sunday afternoon the funeral discourse of E. F. KENNEDY was delivered at the Baptist Church by Rev. S. N. WEST, pastor of the Olustee Baptist Church. Rev. C. M. POWELL, his pastor, had charge of the service. E. F. KENNEDY, son of Dr. KENNEDY, was born at Bonham, Texas, Jan. 8, 1862, married Miss LULA HOOD of Savoy, Texas, in 1887. He joined the Baptist Church in 1893. About 25 years ago, he came to Oklahoma and was one of the pioneer teachers of the territory. For several years, he engaged in real estate business. He was a member of the Odd Fellows. He leaves his wife, three children, E. D., W. J. and DORRIS KENNEDY; a brother and many other relatives. Last fall he went to Sulphur for his health and was accompanied by his son, E. D. who taught school near Sulphur. His body was buried in the Eldorado cemetery.
June 7, 1918
Death of Mrs. Spencer
Mrs. MINNIE (SETLIFF) SPENCER, wife of RICHARD SPENCER, died at the home of her uncle, T. E. SETLIFF, near Creta Thursday of last week and was buried at the Eldorado cemetery Friday. She was born at Nashville, Arkansas, March 1, 1895, and came to Oklahoma with her parents six years ago. She married Mr. Spencer four or five years ago. Besides her husband and a three year old child, she leaves her parents, and other relatives. Her funeral discourse was delivered by Bro. WADE of Duke. She was a member of the Christian Church for 8 years.
Sunday afternoon Rev. C. M. POWELL united in marriage EARNEST KERR, a young farmer living ten miles south of Altus, and Miss VIOLA HASLEY of the Durham community. Miss Hasley was a graduate of our high school last year and taught in the community where the groom lives. She is a daughter of SAM HASLEY of the Durham community.
ERNEST BROOKS ROGERS, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. ROGERS, was born in California, Dec. 25, 190. With his parents he came here eight years ago and was a popular in the public school but in February, his health failed, leakage of the heart, which resulted in his death Thursday night of last week. His funeral service was held at the Methodist Church Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. W. COLE.
CHESTER ARNOLD SNYDER of Altus and Mrs. LOUIS J. WILBUR of Oklahoma City were married in Altus last week.
BRYON ASHLOCK and Miss OPAL WHITE, both of Altus, were married.
JAMES E. DUNCAN of Gould and Miss ETHRIDGE of near Olustee were married.
Capt. E. H. MCKNIGHT, founder of the town of McKnight, died at his home in Hollis last week. He once lived near Eldorado, coming here in 1889.
June 28, 1918
Monday the newly born twins, a boy and a girl, of Mr. and Mrs. JOHNNY WEDDLE were buried at the Odema cemetery. Mr. Weddle was wired at the training camp of Camp Stanley, San Antonio, Texas, and came in Monday.
Former Shepherd Now Cowboy at 79 Visiting Here
Uncle BILL MIDDLETON of Lovington, New Mexico, one of the pioneers of this place, who for year ran a hack between this place and Hollis, and who used to run a sheep ranch near here, came in Tuesday to visit. He had been traveling Central and West Texas trying to find witnesses to assist in getting a pension from the government for his part in the Mexican War. Nearly all the men with whom he associated are dead. He left here about five years ago, broken in health, and returned robust. He says that he is now working on a cow ranch and at 79, he rides the lines every day. He looks after 140 head of cattle, which will likely be taken to Colorado. He went to LEE GILLIAM’S Wednesday morning.
Dr. S. P. RAWLS, a distinguished physician of this county and many years the county physician, died at his home at Altus Thursday of last week.
The three year old son of MACK SPLAWN died at his parents’ home near Duke Monday of last week.
FRANK WALKER, after serving 12 or 15 years as sheriff of Hardeman,Texas, announced for re-election. He is an uncle of OSCAR WALKER of Eldorado.
CURLY CUMMINGS, a young man of Olustee, was struck on the head by a broken guide wire and knocked down 10 to 12 steps to the basement floor where his head and shoulders were injured.
J. A. HELMS of near Humphrey was brought before the council of defense, charged disloyalty, jailed, then released after he bought $100 worth of war stamps and signed the loyalty, food and conservation pledges. He is worth between $10,000 to $15,000 and had employed Rev. WHITTAKER of Tipton to make to some unpatriotic speeches in his community. Whittaker was influenced to leave the community.
CLIFFORD PRESTAGE and Miss EFFIE TITSWORTH of Altus were married June 21.
Twin Lakes Dots
E.E. CORE campaigned here.
A ten pound girl arrived at the home of GUY BRADFORD.
Mrs. C. B. BALDWIN visited at Elmer.
Mrs. BRADFORD’S mother is visiting from Texas.
R. E. RICHARDSON and family visited a daughter near Gould.
FRED PROCTOR is working his place in the Purvis area.
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. BALDWIN is ill.
Friday, July 5, 1918
BAXTER CAVINESS, OCIE DAVIS and BERT PATTERSON went to volunteer for Navy at Oklahoma City.
S. E. BIDWELL and family of Altus visited the family of W. N. MOYERS in the Saye community.
A Cowardly Deed
Wednesday, as VIRGIL HAWKINS, 12 year old son of P. A. HAWKINS of Prairie Hill, was plowing about¾ mile from home, a stranger approached and talked with him, then took a chain, fastened around the boy’s neck and a post, took a whip and tied his hands and body to the post, then left. From the Olustee Democrat.
July 19, 1918
Letters from the boys in service: FRED YATES, WILLIAM FORD, VAN NIGHSWANGER.
Pvt. LEWIS BAKER of Lawton visited friends here.
MERT JONES of the Navy is visiting his parents, the E. J. JONES.
JAMES P. MITCHELL, stationed at Fort Flager, Washington, then spent two months at school in Florida, stooped over to visited JIM and CHARLEY LONG in the Victory community.
A.C. FORD and wife and J. M. COMBS and wife returned from Fort Worth where they visited FOREST FORD, who was to leave for overseas.
Friday, July 26, 1918
Former Eldorado Man Killed by Lightning
Monday afternoon while herding his cows for pasturage at Jester, R. B. GOAR, one of the pioneer citizens of this section, was struck and killed by lightning. Mrs. JEWEL PHILLIPS, his daughter, left for Jester to attend the funeral. Mr. Goar will be remembered at the first actual settler in this section. His children went to school in the old Rock school house. For years he was in business at Sentinel, but for the past year or so, he was making his home at Jester where he has a daughter.
W. P. FUSSEL, mine boss at the Acme Cement Works, was electrocuted Monday of last week, as he and a companion were working overtime with a large pump trying to remove the water which had accumulated after rains. He was 43 years old and leaves a wife and two children.
Mrs. MARY SATTERFIELD of Olustee died last week at Oklahoma City where she had gone for treatment. She married I. W. SATTERFIELD 32 years ago and had been in Oklahoma 30 years.
Mrs. DORA GRAHAM of Olustee died from typhoid fever.
Misses LUELLA SMITH, BESSIE MORGAN, LETHA MOULTON and RUTH WOOD took the examination for teacher certificates at Altus.
Saturday, July 13, in Eldorado, ROSCOE OLIVER, son of R. M. OLIVE(?), who lives northwest of Eldorado, and Mrs. MRYTLE LANCASTER of Olustee, were married by Rev. H. F. COLE. They are living at Acme, Texas.
News and Letters from service men: JOHN C. MILLER, Pvt. JAMES P. BISHOP; IRVIE BLACK
August 9, 1918
Misses LUCILLE OVERALL and VIOLET and ZELDA GRIGGS drowned while bathing at Elm Fork of Red River near Mangum July 15, and Mrs. OVERALL nearly drowned.
MILDRED SMITH, age 16, died at Blair of tuberculosis.
August 15, 1918
Death of a Pioneer
Mrs. J. R. THACKER and GLENN came from Mangum where she had been called by the death of her father, JOHN BRILEY. He was buried at White Flat cemetery Wednesday. Another burial of a small boy was being held at the same time. Mr. Briley was 65 years old and reared a large family. He was of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
W. D. STANIFER, a mechanic residing at Eldorado, and Mrs. ANNICE P. SMITH of Eldorado were married Friday by justice of peace GILLILAND. They are both over 63 years of age, the fifth marriage for the groom and the third for the bride. From the Altus Times Democrat.
Friday, August 23, 1918
The first Jackson County bale of cotton was produced by C. E. BRISCOE near Hess and ginned at Altus Wednesday of last week, then FRANK CATES took a bale to Blair on same day.
Grandma RUSSELL, south of Gould, died at her home Tuesday last week and was buried at Dryden.
EARL VESTAL, a grocery delivery boy at Quanah, Texas, was bitten by a dog last week, thought to be a mad dog.
J. W. BOSTICK
Miss LOUISE COX
Mrs. LON HIGGINS
Mrs. DELMAR HILL
JOHN S. MCGAUGHEY
W. L. SULLIVAN
Mrs. BERTHA WORD.
First bale at Eldorado was brought here by Mr. LAFFERTY of Carmel.
August 30, 1918
GEORGE L. BOX of Altus was recently wounded for the second time in France, this time he killed one German and took three prisoner.
G. D. SMITH, 45, shot and killed HERMAN WIFFONG, 20, just over the line in Greer County Wednesday of last week. Rumor says that Smith had been annoying Wilfong all the year and Wilfong told Smith that if Smith did not leave him along, he would kill him. Wilfong and a cousin were walking along a road when Smith told the cousin to get out of the way and shot Wilfong. Wilfong was rushed to Mangum but died after arriving at the hospital. He was said to have a good, quiet, Christian boy and the funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. J. LOYNER, is said to have been one of the largest funerals ever held at the Corinth cemetery, near Blair. Smith gave up to Greer county officers, jailed.
CLIFFORD MARGRAVE, recently gassed in France, and taken to a French hospital to recover.
ROY ERWIN, 14, accidentally shot himself with a .22 target rifle a few days ago at Tipton, died within a short time.
CHARLES THOMAS of Elmer and Miss DEWEY RICHARDSON of Duke were recently married at Olustee.
Miss RUTH BURKETT of Altus and C. E. BARKER of Fort Stockton were recently married Dallas, Texas, Aug. 19.
On Sunday, Aug. 11, HOMER WEST, ten year old grandson of H. P. WEST, found a dying eagle or buzzard on Red River 8 miles southwest of Eldorado and ten miles north of Quanah, Texas, which wore a calf bell with a leather dog collar, bearing a medal with ‘Childress Dog Tax 1916.
Friday, September 20, 1918
SAMUEL L. ESTES, brother of D. L. ESTES of this place, whose home was at Cement, was killed in action July 19.
Friday, September 27, 1918
Miss BESSIE BEVERAGE
T. A. JAMES
S. D. JOHNSON
Mrs. W. E. MEEKS
JOE WHEELER HOWARD
HARRY F. PHILLIPS
J. C. RECHEL
Miss ZELNA YOUNT
W. C. GRISSOM and wife of Red Bluff, California, are visiting Mrs. Grissom’s sister, Mrs. WOOD, whom she had not seen for 30 years, her only sister. They are visiting their nephew, O. V. WOOD and family.
Wednesday at the Methodist parsonage, Rev. JAMES W. COLE united BEN THORNTON and Miss RUBY BOWDEN in marriage.
Friday, October 4, 1918
Antioch Lady Died
Mrs. TOM DENTON of the Antioch community died… shot herself. She was buried Sunday with services by Rev. O. B. ROBINSON of Odell, Texas and Rev. C. M. POWELL of this place. Besides her husband, she leaves three children, one child died suddenly a few months ago. Her mother was present at the services. She had been a member of the Baptist Church.
CHARLES CLONTS of the Service Garage and Miss JENNIE MAE WEDDLE, both popular young people, were married . He is the son of S. A. CLONTS of the Midway community and employed in the Services Garage since taking a course in auto school at Kansas City. She is the daughter of J. C. WEDDLE of Midway.
Two young soldiers, JOHN HINES and SMITH D. WILLIAMS, who were at Camp Dix, New Jersey, died last week of Spanish influenza complicated with pneumonia. The body of Mr. Hines arrived Tuesday, taken in charge by the Red Cross. … He was a son of Mrs. CLARINDA HINES of the Potts community. SMITH D. WILLIAMS was a son of D. J. WILLIAMS of the Carmel community. He has two brothers, W. J. B. WILLIAMS at Camp Pike, Arkansas, and JIM S. WILLIAMS in France. He was about 23 years old.
W. B. ADAMS, a soldier at Camp Pike, died and was shipped home to Olustee last week for burial.
JAMES MONROE ROACH of DUKE and EDGAR W. SPEARS of Headrick are reported as killed in action in France.
EARNEST PENNELL died at his home near Altus last week.
Marriages: GEORGE MILLS of Ryan and Miss ADA SHIRLEY of Altus; DEWEY BILLINGTON and Miss AGNES GLENN of Olustee; E. C. FLINN of the U.S.S.Delaware and Miss AGNES DELLA HESTAND of Olustee.
Mrs. C. F. COTTON received the sad news that her brother JOHN HINES died at Camp Dix, N. J.
Friday, October 11, 1918
On account of the Spanish influenza, school is dismissed this week.
Killing at Duke
Duke, Oct. 6: M. P. MURPHY was stabbed in the heart and died within a few minutes yesterday afternoon. SAM CHOAT of Altus was arrested. Murphy leaves a wife and three small children.
WALTER LLOYD HUTCHINSON, who left here a month ago for Camp Logan, died yesterday from pneumonia, developed from influenza. His father had been at his bedside for several days. The body will arrived here tomorrow.
The body of SMITH D. WILLIAMS, who died of pneumonia at Camp Dix, arrived Tuesday and was buried at Carmel Wednesday.
THOMAS FOSTER, son of J. W. FOSTER, at Camp Pike, Arkansas, died of pneumonia Saturday. He was married and had been living at Cement, but his wife was at Oklahoma City. Mr. Foster has another son who is in camp who left here some time ago.
On account of the influenza, there will be no services at the Baptist Church.
Three Deaths in Eldorado Vicinity
Mrs. W. C. HAMMER, who with her husband and three small children near the gyp mill, died of pneumonia yesterday.
Mrs. SAMMIE FREEMAN, wife of CHARLES FREEMAN, of the Midway community, and daughter of OSCAR HYDE, died yesterday.
Mr. JONES, who lived near the river, died yesterday morning. A son in the Army was reported to have come in yesterday to be at his bedside.
The month old baby of GEORGE SMITH of Red Top died Monday and was buried Tuesday at the Eldorado cemetery. The Smith family formerly lived here. Mr. Smith employed by the U. S. Gypsum Co.
MYRTLE, 12 year old daughter of CHARLES JONES of the Saye community, died Saturday night from the Spanish influenza. She was buried at the Eldorado cemetery, conducted by Rev. C. M. POWELL of the Baptist Church.
Friday, October 18, 1918
Manager of Gypsum Plant Died Monday
CHAUNCY A. BOYD, manager of the U. S. Gypsum plant here, died Monday of pneumonia. Mr. Boyd was born Nov. 21, 1876 in Illinois. He came here about ten years ago, an efficient plaster man, and upon removal of FRANK SCHULTZ, was made manager. Funeral services were at the family home Wednesday with Rev. C. M. POWELL. The body was shipped to Fort Dodge, Illinois for burial. He leaves a wife and two daughters. His family accompanied the body to be laid beside a little daughter who preceded him in death. The wife and daughters will make their home with Mrs. Boyd’s father, C. B. HAIDEMAN of Webster City, Iowa.
W. M. MABERRY left for Weatherford Texas, to attend the funeral of his father, J. A. MABERRY, who died suddenly at Yuma, Arizona, Sunday night, age 78.
BEN LOWE, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. LOWE of Louis, died at training camp last week and arrived Monday. His body was met at the train by members of Red Cross. The burial was under the auspices of the Masons.
The body of Lloyd Hutchinson arrived from Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, for burial Saturday, met by Woodmen of the World and Red Cross, taken to the residence of his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. B. HUTCHINSON. WALTER LLOYD HUTCHINSON was born Sept. 29, 1897 at White Bead Hill near Pauls Valley. Before he was a year old his family moved here. He was a member of the Methodist Church. … Presiding Elder J. W. SIMS of Mangum delivered the discourse…
Mrs. EMMA NICHOLS of Arkansas City, Kansas attended the burial of Lloyd Hutchinson.
J. C. JONES, who lived near Lincoln, died Thursday, Oct. 10, after an illness of ten days, and was buried at Pleasant Hill Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. T. M. HUFFHINES. He leaves a wife and four children, two sons and two daughters. All were present at the funeral. The younger son is a soldier.
Friday, October 25, 1918
Mrs. MARY E. CRAIN of Elmer; FAY GORE of Hess; WESLEY COX of near Altus; Dr. W. H. BELL of Altus, JOHN CLINGAN of Altus, RAY C. THRUSH near Altus, J. W. HOWSER of near Warren, Mrs. ANNA MARY XANDER of Olustee.
Service casualty and mortuary lists: ELZIE HOLLARS and JOHN EDWARD PARRISH, of Duke; E. C. WYATT of Blair, OMER A. HATTON, WALTER B. WERTZ of Elmer, RUSSEL MCCLENDON of Altus, Mr. Wertz seriously wounded, EDGAR PENNINGTON formerly of Altus reported seriously wounded; ROY L. BRADLEY, former barber here, reported missing in action.
Last week, ORVA NIGHSWONGER, second son of Mr. and Mrs. U. G. NIGHSWONGER, came home from near Altus, where he had been at work on the county road with his brother-in-law, J. G. TALBOTT, seriously ill with influenza. He died Monday night. His father had been at work at Nashville, Tennessee for some time and was wired. Funeral services were held at the family home yesterday with Rev. JAMES W. COLE and burial in the Eldorado cemetery. He was about 17 years old and practically reared here. He leaves his father, mother, two brothers, and three sisters.
CHARLES ALEXANDER BODY was born in Illinois Nov. 21, 1876 and died Oct. 14, 1918. At age of six, his family moved to Nebraska. At age of 17, he moved back to Illinois. During this time he lost his father and helped provide for his mother. On Dec. 22, 1897, he married Miss EVA RACHEL HALDEMAN, of LaSalle, Illinois. In 1902 he moved to Iowa and began work with the U. S. Gypsum Co. Five years later he was transferred to Eldorado, Okla., to work for the company. He leaves his wife, two girls and a son, MARY B., age 16, RUTH VIOLA 12, and CHARLES CLINTON, age 6, his mother Mrs. CLARA MCATLEY and his stepfather, five brothers and one sister. One brother, Dr. T.A BOYD, a practicing physician at Weatherford, Okla., was with him at his death. His other brothers, G. C. BOYD of Bisbee, Arizona, B. O. BOYD, H. F. BOYD, and H. E. BOYD, and sister Miss SADIE SHANE, all of Pontiac, Illinois. One sister Miss CLARA died about six years ago.
Friday, November 1, 1918
CHARLES H. JONES, oldest son of E. J. JONES of near town, died at Vernon, Texas, Oct. 16, just a few days after he buried his baby. Charley had been running a gin there. He left a wife and small daughter.
Mrs. R. L. TILLMAN, who formerly lived here, died at her home at Wichita, Falls, Texas, Saturday night. She had influenza and pneumonia. She was a daughter of W. E. ROSSER and all her brothers and sisters, except LEE ROSSER of the Pleasant Hill community, and a brother in Tennessee, were present. She leaves her husband and three grown children.
W. E. TILLMAN reported that a horse was killed by lightning. F. P. WILLIAMS also reported an animal killed by lightning.
JESSE GARLAND TALBOTT, pioneer citizen of this section, died at his home Friday morning of pneumonia. He contracted influenza while at work on the county road near Altus. He was born at Center Point, Arkansas June 17, 1875, then his family moved to Texas years ago. He had been in the transfer and freight hauling business, and last spring, with J. W. KENDELL, was awarded a contract for grading the county roads. He was a Knight Templar Mason. His burial took place at Quanah, Texas. He leaves his wife and two children.
J. G. SUMMAR, former prescriptionist in drug stores here and a prominent church worker, died Wednesday night at Mill Creek and was taken to Decatur, Texas for burial. Three of his daughters, Mesdames PAUL HYDE, G. X. FAUGHT and BUCK ROSSER, left yesterday for Decatur.
G. M. ROGERS of Blair is reported missing in action and his brother PERRY B. ROGERS killed in action. CHARLES A. HATHAWAY of near Martha and AUDREY YOUNG of Humphrey died from pneumonia in the American army hospitals. WALTER L. HARRISON of near Altus was wounded in action.
Mr. and Mrs. EARL MESSERSMITH Died of Pneumonia
A telegram stating that their daughter, Mrs. NAOMIA MESSERSMITH, was dangerously ill at Webster City, Iowa, called Mr. and Mrs. R. S. CAVINESS there last week. Mrs. C. A. CAVINESS received a telegram that Mr. Messersmith died and Mrs. Messersmith was critical. Tuesday, Mrs. Caviness received another telegram about the death of Mrs. Messersmith. Mr. and Mrs. Messersmith are well known here. Mrs. Messersmith was an accomplished musician. She leaves a small son, her father and mother, one sister, three brothers, and other relatives.
Miss ANNIE HICKS, sister of Mrs. JAMES W. COLE, came in from Tucumcari, New Mexico, to visit then will go to Kansas City to enter Scarett Bible training school to take training for two years.
Resolutions of respect for the NIGHSWONGER family, lost of the son OVA and son-in-law J. G. TALBOTT.
November 15, 1918
WILLIAM MAYS and Miss SARAH HANKINS of Quanah, Texas, were married.
Capt. E.N. FEARS of Olustee and FRANK BOEHNER of Headrick recently died at their homes. Mrs. J. J. ADAMS of Duke died at Supply.
The following soldiers are reported to have fallen for their country: RAY STALLINGS of Altus, Sgt. JOHN L. GEARY of Altus, SAM C. PRICE, IKE BYNUM and ROBERT E. LEE PATTERSON of Quanah, Texas. The following died from diseases: AMOS GRIFFITH of Prairie Hill died on a battleship near the English Channel; Pvt. CHARLES A. HATHAWAY died at Camp Taylor, Kentucky; GREEN FOREMAN of Duke died of pneumonia in France.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. CLEERE of Altus received notice that their son FRANK was wounded. He is a grandson of Mrs. WILKERSON who is making her home with the family of J. H. PEADEN.
County attorney L. A. PELLEY of Altus and Miss MARTHA KENEN of Seymour, Texas, were married at the bride’s home.
F. S. BRAWLEY of Duke and Miss IDA MOORE of Granite were married.
Miss EULA LOCK, daughter of county commissioner A. C. LOCK of Elmer, died at Enid and was brought to Elmer. Her burial was at Hess where her mother is buried.
E. R. BLAKE left Sunday for Oklahoma City to attend the funeral of his father, formerly a merchant and cotton buyer of Quanah, Texas.
Friday, November 22, 1918
J. W. BODINE, who lived south of town last year, died at Kansas City Tuesday and was taken to Gentry, Arkansas for burial. His wife was not at his bedside since she was sick in another town. He was a son of ADAM BODINE, who lives four miles south of town.
W. J. MCCLUNG, who had been here to attend the burial of his nephew, BENNIE FREEMAN, left for his home at Atoka. Mr. McClung is a brother of Mrs. WALTER FREEMAN.
CHARLES PINNER, son of J. C. PINNER and wife of this place, died Monday of pneumonia and influenza. He was buried at Prairie Hill cemetery. Less than two months ago, he married Miss ETHEL FISHER of Tipton and they were making their home with his parents here.
Mrs. V. V. MOORHEAD of Lincoln was severely injured in an auto wreck en route to Lawton.
Local Exemption Board Asks for Names of Dead
The council is to furnish information about the soldiers killed in action, died of wounds or died in camps. List as known: SAMUEL L. ESTES of Eldorado; JOHN D. HINES of Eldorado; SAMUEL D. WILLIAMS of Eldorado; WALTER LLOYD HUTCHINSON of Eldorado; ED. W. SPARKS of Headrick; ELONZO H. SESSIONS of Altus; Sgt. JOHN L. GEARY of Altus; WILLIAM L. HELMS of Altus; Sgt. ALDA M. LAMB of Altus; RUSSELL MCCLENDON of Altus; Sgt. SEBURN G. WILLEFORD of Olustee; BUSTER HAWKINS of Duke; Cpl. CECIL M. HENDRICKS of Duke; ELZIE HOLLARS of Duke; JAMES M. ROACH of Duke; PER BRYAN ROGERS of Blair; E. C. WYATT of Blair; OMAR A. HATTON of Elmer.
Friday, November 29, 1918
WILSON ODELL, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT J. ODELL of near Chillicothe, Texas, died Sunday morning of pneumonia and was brought here for burial. He was born March 4, 1915. His mother is a daughter of CHARLES PUTMAN of here. Mr. and Mrs. Odell formerly lived here.
Friday, December 6, 1918
About 2 weeks ago, JEFF DOUGHTEN and family came from Elk City to visit relatives in and near town. Thursday of last week, Mr. Doughten consulted a physician for influenza. She was thought to be doing all right and was at the home of C. W. DOUGHTEN when she became worse late Sunday. She died Monday. Funeral services were held at the home of CHARLES DOUGHTEN Tuesday afternoon by Rev. C. M. POWELL of the Baptist Church. She was the daughter of Capt. EAKEN, pioneer of Oklahoma. She leaves her husband and two children and other relatives.
Mrs. N. E. MCCARTY, who came here a short time ago from Sweetwater, Texas, to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. M. T. GILLENTINE, died Wednesday, on the day before her 80th birthday. She had been an invalid about a year. Her body was shipped to Hico, Texas, her old home, for burial.
JOHN EVERETT PARISH of Duke, who was a POW in Germany some time ago, was released and is now with is company.
ROY LEE WARREN of Martha was killed in action Oct. 9.
GROVER DIXON of Olustee is reported as killed in action.
Capt. FRED C. BACHMAN of Norman and Miss FAVE GOODMAN of Altus married.
On the mortuary list: JOHN HOWARD MCCULLEY of near Duke; Mrs. MARTHA BROWN of Olustee, daughter of FLOYD OSBORNE of Elmer; Mrs. C.C HARRISON of Altus; Mr. ADA GILLESPIE of Headrick.
Deaths in Harmon County: THELMA MADDEN, BESSIE KEETON, BUD STOTTS of Hollis; HENRY KITE of Camp Cody, New Mexico.
Friday, December 13, 1918
Friday night of last week, ALBERT HUFFHINES, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. HUFFHINES of near Louis, died of pneumonia at the home of his parents. Funeral services at the family residence were conducted by Rev. J. H. PLUNKETT of Gould, assisted by Rev. S. N. WEST of Olustee and L. A. BLAIR of Louis. He was buried at Eldorado. The family formerly lived here.
BEN P. WEST, visiting his parents here, H. P. WEST and wife, left for Laramie, Wyoming where he is a brakeman for the railroad.
Mrs. INA WRIGHT of Carmel died while visiting a daughter at Acme, Texas. She was 61 years old and her health had been poor for some time. Her body was brought to Carmel for burial. Her son ROY WRIGHT of Roaring Springs, Texas, was present for the burial.
G. C. SUMMAR of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. J. G. SUMMAR and little stepdaughter of Mill Creek attended the burial of PAUL HYDE.
CLARENCE WALKER of Quanah, Texas, attended the burial of PAUL HYDE.
PAUL BRITTAIN HYDE, oldest son of Dr. and Mrs. R. H. HYDE, died at his parents’ home Sunday afternoon of influenza and pneumonia. He was born here May 23, 1893 and attended school here. He married Miss BESS RUTH SUMMAR Feb.23, 1916 and to them were born two children, one of whom survives. He is survived by his wife, one child, his parents, four brothers, one of whom FRED HYDE is in France. His funeral was at the Eldorado cemetery by Rev. J. L. JOYNER of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Hyde had been farming in the Lincoln community, in charge of his father’s farm there. He came to town several days ago to assist in caring for his father who had influenza.
CHARLES OTIS PINNER was born July 30, 1899 and married Miss ETHEL FISHER at Tipton Sept. 29, 1918, died Nov. 13, 1918.
Mortuary list: Dr. D. E. WILSON, age 69, of Elmer; Miss BERNICE EVANS, age 19, daughter of W. J. EVANS of Martha; J. E. SAVAGE, age 49, his son ERNEST, 21, of the Friendship community near Altus; Miss ORA NEWTON, daughter of H. T. NEWTON of near Altus; the wife and an one day old infant of C. REECE, two miles south of Altus, all from pneumonia and influenza.
GROVER C. DIXON of Elmer was killed in action.
CLARENCE JOHNSON, formerly garage man at Duke, had a leg broken by shrapnel while in action.
A.P. PIERCE, former president of the First National Bank here, returned from Tennessee where his mother died.
AMOS GRIFFITH of Duke was reported by the war department that he was buried in Europe.
Injured in battle: CHESTER W. BILDERBACK, RAY BRIDGES of Hollis; JAMES. PENUEL of Duke; JAMES CAVENER of Elmer and WALTER L. HARRISON of Altus.
Friday, December 20, 1918
Mrs. MARY A. MCCLURE, mother of Mrs. A. B. SMITH, wife of school superintendent of Eldorado schools, died Tuesday from heart trouble. Her son, Prof. MCCLURE of the Missouri State Normal School, had been with her several days. Her body was taken to Mineral Wells, Missouri for burial beside that of her husband, and several children in the old family burial ground.
Mrs. VIOLA KERR, daughter of SAM HASLEY, died at her home 8 miles southeast of Altus, Thursday of last week and was buried at the Antioch cemetery Friday. VIOLA HASLEY was born in West, McClelland(?) County, Texas, July 19, 1897. She came to Oklahoma with her family about ten years ago and lived in the Antioch community until her marriage. She graduated from Eldorado high school two years ago and taught at Lock. She married ERNEST R. KERR after her school closed and lived in the Lock community….member of the Baptist Church… funeral discourse delivered by Rev. C. M. POWELL of the Baptist Church. She died Dec. 12, 1918. Her mother died during her 8th year but she was blessed with a stepmother… She leaves her father, her stepmother, a brother JOHN HASLEY overseas, a sister Miss KATE HASLEY attending the Eldorado school, a stepsister Miss FRANCES KIRCHNER, a nurse at Fort Worth, Texas, and two stepbrothers, BRYAN KIRCHNER at Norman and CHESTER KIRCHNER in France.
Miss ETHEL IONE CATNER of Olustee died of pneumonia Dec. 10.
Mrs. ORRY ELLEN BACKNELL of Carmel died at Odell, Texas and her body was bought to Carmel for burial.
Dead: CHARLES CLARK and Mrs. EVA HADAWAY / HATHAWAY of Altus, R. A. DESHAZO, and Mrs. W.H. CLINE of southeast of Altus; JOHN SUTTON 65 and NORMAN SIMPSON 16 of the Navajo community; Mrs. C. C. REECE and baby on the CLAUDE MILLER farm near Altus.
Killed in action: HARMON M. GORE, son of Rev. R. S. GORE, of Altus; ALEXANDER JARNAGAN/ JERNIGAN of Blair.
Mrs. S. A. HASLEY accompanied her daughter Miss FRANCES KIRCHNER to Fort Worth for an operation. She returned Friday and did not know of the death of her stepdaughter Mrs. VIOLA KERR.
Sunday at Wichita Falls, Miss LUCY SONNDAY and HERNY MARTENS were married. He is a brother of DUTCH MARTENS who formerly lived here years ago and made his home with the M. C. MELTON family. They will live at Altus where he has a position.
ROBERT WINTERS, six year old son of Mrs. NANNICE WINTERS, died Wednesday of influenza. He was buried at Eldorado cemetery. Mrs. Winters is critically ill with influenza.
Sunday at the Baptist parsonage BUSTER DENTON of McQueen and Miss MABLE WRIGHT were married by Rev. C. M. POWELL. He is a son of JOHN DENTON and she is the daughter of Mr. WRIGHT of the Durham community. They will make their home with TOM DENTON.
The infant of Mr. JONES, who lives on the place of his father-in-law, M. H. HAVRON, died from pneumonia Sunday and was buried in the Eldorado cemetery. There are 19 cases of influenza in the Havron families.
Mrs. JAMES L. WILSON of Gyp Hill died Wednesday of paralysis and was buried at Carmel cemetery yesterday, funeral conducted by her pastor Rev. S. N. WEST of Olustee. She leaves her husband, two sons and three daughters.
RUFUS THOMPSON, brother of F. S. THOMPSON, who formerly lived here, but for some time running a baker at Amarillo, Texas, died the first of the week.
Prof. DALE of Altus took charge of the Midway school and will move his family here.
RAY MILLER, who drives one of the school wagons, got the curtains burned on his wagon.
Mrs. GUY BURKETT and children of Oklahoma City visited her parents, the M. R. MARTIN family.
A new girl arrived at J. W. SPENCER’S Monday.
T. J. NICHOLS and family visited the JIM NICHOLS family near Louis.
Mrs. ALTA WALKER visited relatives at Chico, Texas.
JIM WATKINS moved to the GRANT WEST place to farm next year.
Mrs. FRANK NICHOLS is ill.
JOHN HOLMES, sick with influenza, is improving.
Prof. DALE, principal of the Midway school, took charge Monday. He is the son of Prof. J. M. DALE who was county superintendent some years ago.
BOB SMITH and family and Mrs. C. D. ALSUP of Carmel and J. C. MYERS and family of North Midway visited the Z. W. HICKMAN family.
LEON GILBERT and family of Elmer visited the S. G. MASSEY family.
Miss BESSIE HALL of Eldorado visited Miss AMY MASSEY. She is also visiting her brother ROY HALL and family.
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. HALL are the proud parents of a new girl.
The small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T.WEATHERFORD was severely burned and taken to Olustee for treatment.
Friday, December 27, 1918
Another Sweet Girl Gone
Miss JEWELL ROBINSON, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. O. B. ROBINSON, was born April 16, 1900, age 18. She died Dec. 21, 1918. She was a member of the Odema Baptist Church…She was laid to rest in the Odema cemetery Dec. 22.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK HOWARD of Quanah, Texas, visited her uncle, J. T. RATLIFF, and wife. She was Miss FLORA KELLY, daughter of R. E. KELLEY. They were married Dec. 14 and will make their home at Quanah.
DEWEY THOMASON, son of H. L. THOMASON of the Looney community, and Miss WESLEY, daughter of Frank(?) Wesley of Purvis, were married by Rev. H. F. CALE(?) on Dec. 8.
Mrs. J. R. THACKER went to Mangum Sunday to attend the funeral of her mother, AMANDA BRILEY. Her remains were laid at the White Flat cemetery to rest beside her husband who died last summer.
Friday, January 3, 1919
JOHN BLACK, who left here last summer for the benefit of his health, died yesterday morning at Sulphur, his home. He had heart trouble for some time. No funeral arrangement is announced. Mr. Black was the second son of N. C. BLACK. His son, JEWELL BLACK, worked for Esq. J. T. BLACK for several years.
Mrs. VIRGIL EASLEY died at her home in the Midway community Sunday evening after a week illness of influenza. Her husband and six children were also victims of the disease. Her maiden name was Miss ALMA CARMACK and she and VIRGIL EASLEY were married about 14 years ago. Three boys and three girls, her husband, her parents, two brothers and two sisters survive her. Burial was at Odema cemetery.
Monday morning at the Methodist parsonage, W. T. BROWN, formerly of here, now a grocery merchant at Tulsa, and Mrs. CALLIE ANDREWS of near Bethel were married by Rev. J. G. BLACKWOOD. Mr. Brown lived here for years and formerly owned some valuable farms in the Pleasant Hill community but went to Sand Springs last year to work in a grocery store.
ROBERT BOWDAN has a new barber shop.
Mrs. A. A. WARREN, whose husband died recently, died at her home at Duke Tuesday of last week and was buried at Prairie Hill cemetery.
Miss WEEDA VERA SANDERS, formerly of Altus, and LINDAR M. CROWDER an old time school mate, were married at Sand Springs and will make their home at Mounds.
Marriage licenses: BUSTER DENTON and MABEL WRIGHT both of Eldorado; JESSE M. COOLEY and IRENE ROBERTS both of Headrick; CHARLES CLARK and EMMA LOU PARCHMAN both of Altus; WILLIE HENRY LUCAS and LEE JAMES both of Altus; WILLIAM FRANKLIN TURNER and EDNA ARNOLD both of Altus; HARVEY EVERETT and MAUDE IMES both of Altus; ADOLPH E. OSTER of Henrietta, Texas, and MARY ENOCHS of Altus; JAY M. DALE and VASSIE LEE BAILEY both of Headrick.
Pleasant Hill Gleanings
J. E. NIXON had a goodwork mule to die last week.
Uncle TOM WHALEY and wife received the news of the death of a nephew killed in France a few days ago and another nephew was seriously wounded. The one killed was a brother of Miss BRADY who taught in the Eldorado school last year.
The body of LOUIS J. JONES arrived Wednesday of last week and lay in state in the Red Cross rooms, then buried Thursday, funeral discourse delivered by Rev. C. B. PENDLEY. He served in the Navy for a short time, then was acting as military police in Brooklyn, N. Y. He leaves his parents, E. J. JONES, two brothers in service, one brother at home, one sister married and two sisters at home. His brother CHARLES JONES died during the fall.
The Midway school is closed due to influenza. The principal GILBERT DALE went to spent the week on his farm at Altus. Several families have influenza, including the J. W. EASLEY family, and VIRGIL EASLEY and family.
BURLA CLANTON began work here in the depot several years ago, then moved to Altus to work in the freight department then to eastern Oklahoma to work in various capacities. He is now agent at Altus and has a nice home there. EARLY CLATON, his twin brother, who farmed near Eldorado a year ago, is now at work for the Orient RR at Altus.
CLARENCE J. CAMPSEY, mustered out of the Navy, came to visit his father, W. M. CAMPSEY and family near town. His sisters, Misses NETTIE and LILLIE CAMPSEY of Electra, Texas, came to visit their father and brother.
LEE RIVERS, who lives with his parents near Louis, fell and broke his arm. Last June his arm was fractured by a fall and this fracture is at the same place. Although only seven years old, he showed fortitude when it was dressed by a physician.
STERL ABERNATHY, pioneer of Hollis, died last week from blood poison.
LESTA WARREN, 14, died south of Duke and was buried by her father and mother at Prairie Hill last week.
Mrs. IKE COMER, formerly of Duke, died at Thackerville and the body shipped to Duke for burial in the Rock cemetery.
Mortuary list: A. H. KIDD of Martha; A. J. TURNER of Altus; Mrs. VERNICE HOOVER of Snyder died at Altus; A. G. AUSTIN near Altus, MARVIN HOSMER of Martha; Mrs. LILLIE RUSSELL of near Altus; Dr. D. E. WILSON of Lock; RIDLEY PENDERGRASS of Victory; WILLIAM H. COX of Altus.
Marriage licenses: CHARLES BRAMLEY and Miss EMMA LEE PARCHMAN of Altus, A. E. OSTER of Henrietta, Texas, and Miss MARY ENOCHS of Altus; A. S. KINGSLEY and Mrs. DOLPHIN ROGERS of Altus; W. O. HUBLET of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Miss SWEET RUSSEL / RUSSELL of Altus; CHARLES B. HOWARD and Miss LILLIAN MAY MORGAN of Martha.
Miss MATTIE HOLLER and W. E. GUILEY, mess sergeant at Camp Bowie, were married at Dallas, Texas. She was attending Brantley Draughon Business College there but came home to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. HOLLER.
Friday, January 17, 1919
R. E. FORD, who once worked in a drug store here, died the first of the week and was buried at Decatur, Texas. He leaves a wife and a child. He died from influenza and pneumonia.
Friday at the residence of Rev. V. V. MOORHEAD, JOE MOULTON and Miss ELLA TURNBOUGH were married by Rev. Moorhead. They will make their home in the Potts community. He is a son of T. J. MOULTON of Potts and she is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. TURNBOUGH. She worked for the Southwest Telephone co. until recently.
Mrs. LILLIE WEST, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. HOLLER of this place, and wife of DICK WEST, who worked in JACK SMITH’S blacksmith shop here, died in Colorado Saturday of last week. Her oldest son, age about 7, was not expected to live. Mr. West is engaged in blacksmithing in Colorado. Later the son died.
Relatives here received news of the death of ODE HUTCHINSON of influenza and pneumonia. He was reared here but afterwards lived at Quanah, Texas, where his father is in lumber business. From Quanah, he moved to Crowell, Texas where he married. About ten years ago he moved to California where he died. He leaves a wife, two children, his father and other relatives.
Friday, January 24, 1919
BUD THOMASON of Looney now has 11 sons in his family, the 11th son born three weeks ago. Bud took the premium for having the largest bunch of boys in Harmon County years ago and still holds the championship.
Last Sunday morning, Rev. I. R. POWELL performed the marriage ceremony of EARL HOLMES and Miss EUDONA DAVIS of the Midway community. She is the daughter of Rev. J. L. DAVIS. He is the son of Mrs. Holmes of Midway. They will make their home with her parents.
Saturday night at the Baptist parsonage, Rec. C. M. POWELL united in marriage HOWARD G. SCHNEIDER and Miss MEIDA YATES.
Rev. C. M. POWELL united in marriage L. D. ROGERS and Miss EDNA OLVIE who immediately took the train for Oklahoma City where he has a position in a planning mill. He is a brother of EBB, BONY and WALTER ROGERS and came here from California last year, just mustered out of military service. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. OLIVE. They expect to make their home in California next spring.
Mrs. ISOM COLLIER, nee Miss ESSIE GILLIAM, died Wednesday at her home in McQueen community. She was a daughter of LEE GILLIAM of the Corinth community.
Mortuary list: Mrs. MARY TURNER, 77; DOVIE THELMA BAKER, 5; Mrs. LILLIE RUSSEL 27, all of Altus.
Mrs. HARLEY ROBINSON of Altus was called to Missouri to attend the funeral of a brother, then contracted influenza, and died. A sister was also stricken and died.
JOHN HOWELL of Altus and Miss BERTHA FULLER of Durant were married recently and will make their home at Altus.
Little PAULINE MCCLENDON of Hollis was taken to the hospital at Altus for treatment but after suffering several day, she died and was taken to Dryden for burial.
Marriage licenses; CARL MANESE LEONARD of Tulsa and Miss MAY HUGHES of Olustee; LEE AUSTIN and Miss LOWENA MORRIS both of Headrick.
From Neighboring Counties
LEONARD ROBERTS and Miss LULA KIRBY of near Gould were married last week. He had been in service about two years and was on furlough for the first time in a year.
JIM HARRISON, owner of the Harrison Gin at Gould, died at his home at Hollis, Sunday, Jan. 12, of influenza. He was buried by I.O.O.F. lodge.
Dr. HORSELEY 48 and J. H. HAMILTON 63, prominent citizens of Mangum, were added to Greer County mortuary list.
LAWRENCE SPENCER of Mangum and Miss KATE LESALTER of white Flat were married at Elk City.
CHARLES HOWARD and Miss LILLIAN MORGAN, both of Mangum, were married at Altus.
?INKER WILLIAMS, well known cattleman of the Panhandle, died last week from cancer at Quanah.
J. M. POWELL, well known citizen of Midway, died at his home Wednesday with dropsy and heart trouble. He was a pioneer settler of the community and owned a large body of Red River bottom land. He is survived by several children. A brother from Coffeyville, Kansas, attended the burial at Odema cemetery.
Friday, January 31, 1919
GREEN JONES came from Altus to visit his grandfather. He recently mustered out of the flying service for which he volunteered more than a year ago. …
SAM H. CHOATE got six years in the penitentiary for killing PINK MURPHY of Duke on Oct. 6, 1918, verdict of manslaughter. SAM CHOATE was an old man who killed PINK MURPHY in a gambling misunderstanding in Turkey Creek near Duke last fall. He has several grown children. Murphy left a wife and three small children.
Mr. and Mrs. N. DIXON, T. R. WEBB and little son and Mrs. HOSEA BLEDSOE of North Midway were here on business.
Mr. Bledsoe, who drove one of the wagons for the Midway school, was stricken with paralysis a month ago, taken to Marlin, Texas, in hopes of relief from suffering, died and was brought to Carmel for burial. His father and mother will soon arrive to make their home with Mrs. Bledsoe. Mr. Bledsoe will take his son’s place as driver of the school wagon. Mr. Dixon is now driving the school wagon.
W. A. BLASSINGAME of near Duke died last week from heart trouble.
JOHN WATKINS and Miss MAE WEST of Duke were married at Altus and will make their home near Russell.
CLARENCE BAILEY of Duke, reported as missing in action, and J. D. NALL, reported as killed, have both been heard from since the signing of the armistice.
County road supervisors: W. F. PROCTOR of Eldorado township; J. R. DRAKE of Carmel township; F. E. BELT of Olustee township.
Marriage licenses: JAMES LESLIE BEACH and Miss THELMA HOLMES, both of Elmer; P. E. RIDDLE and Mrs. RETTA HOLLEY both of McQueen; JODIE R. MOORE and Miss LILLIE MARGUERITE YOACUM both of Headrick; H. H. STUBBS of Mangum and Miss VICIA MCLINN of Galveston, Texas.
From Neighboring Counties
HUGH SPENCER, former district attorney where Quanah is, was shot at Decatur, Saturday, Jan. 18, by W. N. BOLGER, a Waco merchant… Spencer died at a Fort Worth hospital.
Rev. R. J. HOLMAN of Hollis, a popular Baptist minister of Harmon County, died last week and was buried by the Masonic lodge.
February 7, 1919
Deaths: J. L. EDMISTON 74 formerly of Altus, lived near Tipton; WILLIAM E. WHITESIDE 71 of Altus; JNO. A. HYDE, 93, south of Granite; Grandpa GEAR near Elmer; W. O. BRAWLEY 63 near Altus of paralysis when trading in the town; Mrs. LUELLA BASS 47 of Altus.
February 14, 1919
Article about Sgt. WILLIAM FORD telling about his experiences at the battle front.
February 21, 1919
Last Sunday, Rev. C. B. PENDLEY went to the Lakeview community to unite in marriage GEORGE O. PATRICK and Miss RUBY PADEN. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. PATRICK, returned from military training at Greenleaf, Ga. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. PEDEN. They will live in the Lakeview community.
Mrs. CARRIE MORRELL, wife of LEE MORRELL, died at her home six miles southwest of Duke Tuesday night of last week.
March 21, 1919
Deaths: Mrs. HETTIE MAY LANDERS of Altus; Mrs. ED BURRIS of Ardmore, well known here; G. W. PIERCE of apoplexy at Olustee.
March 28, 1919
G. S. BABCOCK of near Hobart was found dead in his car ten miles northwest of Hollis Tuesday of last week, from heart trouble. Mr. Ford and other Altus friends shipped the body to Hobart for burial.
E. G. PROVENCE,a farmer living about five miles northeast of town, who had been at work on the county road under JAKE KENDALL, suddenly lost control of his mind… sheriff ENGLISH and constable THOMPSON took him to Altus. About a year ago, he had a similar attack and attempted to take his life…
JOHN MOORE of Oklahoma City is visiting his brother SAM MOORE near Louis. John Moore is a bachelor. The brothers had not seen each other since 1880.
Mrs. F. M. WOOD and son HARLEY returned to their home near Paulina, Oregon. Harley had been attending school during their visit with Mrs. Wood’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. HATCH.
April 4, 1919
Married: WILLIE HENDERSON of Snyder and Mrs. RUTH BUTLER of Duke; LESLEY DENNIS and Miss OLLIE DENNIS of Blair; JOHN DAVID CLARK and Miss MARY RAGAN of Altus; VERNON L. KIMBALL and Miss MABEL HALL of Altus.
E. C. PROVENCE of Eldorado was judged insane and taken to the asylum at Fort Supply.
JOHN G. RAE /RAY, age 80, died at the home of his daughter at Altus March 20, after illness which began with influenza early December 1918.
J. F. ESTES, who visited his son D. L. ESTES, returned home to Britton, S. D. he had been looking after his farm near Cement in the oil district, increased in value since oil was discovered there.
JIM LOCK and his father of Vernon, Texas stopped to visit A. C. FORD. They had not seen each other over 35 years.
H. J. MCCARTY returned from Electra, Texas, where he was called by the serious illness of his sister, but when he arrived, she was already buried. His brother-in-law, R. P. SCARBOROUGH, came in Monday, accompanied by Mr. McCarty’s sister, Mrs. D. A. WOOD and little daughterof Hollis, who visited in the McCarty home for a few days.
Miss LILLIE TUCKER visited her sisters Mrs. R. W. SUMMERS and Miss MARY LEE TUCKER, then left for Texas to visit her father at Ochiltree, Texas.
April 11, 1919
EMORY DOWDY, 11 year old son of A. J. DOWDY of Duke, died last week from influenza.
J. B. PATTERSON of Hollis and Mrs. ATTIE JOHNSON of Duke were married last week. Mr. Patterson once had a tent photograph gallery here.
C. C. HIGHTOWER and family of Altus will move to California. They were pioneer citizens of Altus.
Mrs. DICK GLENN of Altus was burned March 5 and died Thursday last week at her home.
GROVER C. HANNA, a Headrick boy, was reported as killed in action.
April 18, 1919
Filed for divorce: Mrs. NEVADA BOURLAND vs. CHARLES BOURLAND, asks for custody of two minor children, C. B. BOURLAND and EDNA BOURLAND.
Mrs. S. J. COOPER died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. J. WILLIAMS near Altus.
April 25, 1919
J. A. GOBER, son of Mrs. W. H. MORGAN, died Tuesday of Kansas City of pneumonia. His family and T. A. ROBINSON had started from here to attend his bedside, but upon arrival, learned he had just died. His body was brought here for burial. He was attending an auto school and his family had been staying with Mr. Morgan and wife.
Sgt. CAMPBELL ROBBINS, who with the 89th Aero Squadron in France, came in last week.
ROB WOOD, who was with the flying service in France, arrived home and went to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. WOOD of Purvis. He will help his father on the farm.
May 2, 1919
Mrs. ZEB EASLEY
The death angel visited the home of ZEB EASLEY, and called his wife home, Mrs. IRIS EASLEY died Monday morning, a shock to friends and relatives, only sick since the previous Friday. Miss IRIS DEHTAN was born in Meridian, Texas in 1882 and came from there to Oklahoma in 1902. She converted in July 1901 and joined the Missionary Baptist Church. She married ZEB EASLEY Sept. 21, 1902. To this union three children were born, a daughter preceded her in death. She leaves her husband, two sons, MARVIN and MOODY, and other relatives. Her body was buried in the Odema Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, funeral service conducted by Rev. C. B. PENDLEY.
WILLIAM H. HATTON of Elmer, who was mail carrier there, moved his family here and will carry mail on Route 4, taking the place of LAWTON DORMAN, who resigned.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. DAVIDSON have a new girl in their home. His mother, Mrs. L. A. DAVIDSON of Gould came to be with them.
J. W. FOSTER received a letter from his son OLIN FOSTER announcing his safe arrival from France.
A.C. FORD received a letter from his son Sgt. W. M. FORD that WILLIAM was discharged from the army and will likely be home soon.
Uncle T. B. DANIEL attended the funeral of Mrs. NOTA MITCHELL at Goodlet Tuesday.
Mrs. J. E. MORROW and daughter Miss HATTIE and Mrs. HORACE H. LINDSEY visited relatives at Sunset, Texas.
HARY P. STABLES and wife of Sentinel moved here and he took the place of JAY GILLIAM, who resigned from his position with TAYLOR Pharmacy. Mr. and Mrs. Stables have rooms at Mrs. TALBOTT’S residence.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. AUSTIN came in to spend some time with their son W. C. AUSTIN and family. They will move to one of Mr. Austin’s farms near town.
Mrs. BOYD BOURLAND of Altus died last week of sleeping sickness. She was sick about three weeks. Her husband is in France and she leaves two small children, one about four months old.
‘Judge’ W. J. DUKE of Altus, who joined the Navy in 1917, was recently married to Miss BERNICE MARGARET PHELPS of Detroit, Michigan, in Miami, Florida, where the bride’s parents have a summer place.
Mrs. CUNNINGHAM, wife of W. M. CUNNINGHAM, county commissioner of the Rock school community near Duke, died last week and was buried at the Rock cemetery. She had lived there 27 years and was widely known.
May 9, 1919
Mrs. F. A. CLEGHAM of Amarillo, Texas, attended the funeral of her sister Mrs. ZEB EASLEY, then returned home.
C. M. PRESLEY of Farwell, Texas, was here on business.
Rev. and Mrs. C. M. POWELL went to Fort Worth, Texas to have her treated for a goiter.
Miss MARJORIE MILLER and BETSY ROSS visited the SAM HASLEY family.
May 16, 1919
Miss EDNA ARGO, who was manager at the telephone office here for some time, resigned and took a position in a drug store at Oklahoma City. Miss WILLA DICKEY, who accompanied her, has been employed by a grocery store. Miss BESSIE HALL is manager of the telephone office now, and Miss LEONA HUTCHINSON has a place at the switchboard.
Wednesday, May 7, W. J. B. WILLIAMS and Miss ANNA BELLE SANDERSON of Midway were united in marriage by mayor BLAINE HENDERSON. They have established a residence in northeast part of town and he has a position at the cement mill.
MARION A. HASKETT died from appendicitis yesterday morning. He was living in Oregon and his body is being shipped to Quanah, Texas for burial tomorrow.
O.B. POWER ordered new machinery for his light plant.
Mrs. FRANK WINGO, wife of Sgt. Wingo of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, died at her home in Altus last week.
Mrs. ROSA ROUTZONG died at her home near Elmer recently. She was a daughter of Mrs. LEE KILLIAN.
Mrs. ROY CANTWELL of Duke was buried at Rock cemetery Saturday, having died Thursday after a brief illness.
Friday, May 23, 1919
Ninth Annual Commencement
Eldorado senior class: EFFIE BLACK, CLYDE HUTCHINSON, CRESTON CYRIL HUTCHINSON, HAROLD KUSER, WILLIAM H. LARGENT, MARJORIE MUSTAINE, EUNICE MAY STRAWN, ROBERT FLOYD SUMMERS, MARY LEE TUCKER; C. C. Hutchinson salutatorian, Hal Kuser valedictorian. There would have been another senior, KENNETH WISE, now in Germany and an honorary diploma was awarded him.
BANK B. WEDDLE, who was with the supply company of the 111th Infantry, came home. He was at the front 120 days.
BUSTER SIKES, who was on the firing line in France, came in Tuesday, discharged.
NEWT BROOKS, formerly of Olustee, died recently at his home in Arkansas.
Mrs. MYRA ALETHA BIRD HENSLEY died at her home in Altus Sunday. She was the mother of 15 children, all of whom are alive except one who died in infancy. One son, Sgt. RUSSELL HENSLEY, came on the train Sunday, arriving just after his mother’s death. There is another son still in France. Her husband survives her. Ex-sheriff HENSLEY is the oldest son.
Sgt. ALPHA J. STEEL of Altus surprised his friends by bringing home a bride with him for a short visit. She is from Kentucky. Mr. Steel, after his furlough, will return to Camp Gorden, Ga.
ALTON J. SMITH of Altus and Miss BERTILLE BULLOCK of Mountain Park were married last week.
June 6, 1919
JEWEL CHENAULT, daughter of MONT CHENAULT of the Aaron community, was bitten on the leg by a mad cat last week. The head of the cat was analyzed by the state board of health, pronounced it true rabies. The child was taken to the Pasteur Institute at Austin for treatment as soon as bitten.
Mrs. W. F. FUQUA, pioneer of Altus, died at her home Saturday, May 24, after an illness of a year.
CHARLES E. POWERS, formerly a news-butch of the Northwestern RR, died at his home in Altus Tuesday of last week of tuberculosis.
Marriage licenses: J. M. RUSSELL of Altus and Miss DELIA GOULD of Manitou; C. H.ANGLIN of Burkburnett, Texas, and Mrs. ANNIE HILL of Mangum; R. P. SULLIVAN and Miss PURVINIA BELLE O’REAR of near Altus; C. H. WARD of Shawnee and Miss CORA CHURCHWELL of Altus; CHARLES AKERS of Olustee and Miss BULA CLARK of Altus; A. G. FEWELL of Mangum and Miss RUTH GILLILAND of Chickasha; T. R. TRACY of Oklahoma City and Mrs. W. B. STANFORD of Altus.
PAUL ONAN of Duke sneaked over to Edmond and brought home his wife, whom he married last October while she was a school teacher, Miss RUTH SCHLEICKER.
Miss ELLA WHITE, classed by The Times as one of the best teachers Duke ever had, will be with the Olustee school next term.
Mrs. C. A. CAVINESS left for Lexington, Mississippi to visit her mother and bring back her little son R. S. Jr. who attended school there.
G. J. BRACKEN of St. Paul, Minn., visited his son CARL M. BRACKEN here then returned home, accompanied by Mrs. Carl Bracken and children who will visit there.
W. M. MARTIN, who has a position with the Farmers & Merchants Bank, moved here and is occupying the residence vacated by W. M. FRANCHER, who moved back to the farm in the Carmel community after school closed.
Miss MAMIE NEWBERRY, a teacher in Childress, Texas, visited her brother J. M. NEWBERRY in the Potts community.
June 12, 1919
Miss GWENDOLYN LEDBETTER, who formerly lived here, was married to J. W. ADRIAN at Chillicothe, Texas last Sunday. Mrs. ESTELLE TRUITT, her sister, died at Chillicothe in the spring, and MARION HASKETT, who married another sister and with whom the Ledbetter girls lived while in Eldorado, died a short time ago.
Friday of last week, RUSH TAYLOR returned, discharged after 2 years 1 months of sea service…
ARLAN WARREN won a wife while in the service of his country, and brought her home with him to Olustee.
Prof. A. M. BISWEIL and Miss LETA GRAY of Victory are married.
Married: FRED HANNA of Altus and Miss ELIZABETH SUMNER of Vernon; WALTER A. NIX of Oklahoma City and Miss JEWELL BACK of Altus; H. L. GOBBLE of Billings and Miss JACK EVANS of Altus; M. M. HAWS and Miss NAOMI MARGRAVE of Lock; MAX RAY KING and Miss VERA ARMSTRONG of Altus.
MARION FETTERS was re-consigned to the Granite reformatory after violating the terms of his parole.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. GILLIAM of Lincoln returned from Quanah, Texas, where Mr. Gilliam’s mother died Wednesday, age 78. Her husband, D. C. GILLIAM, died at his home in the Lincoln community three years ago. The funeral and burial of Mrs. Gilliam took place at Quanah yesterday.
Miss FANNIE BELL accepted a position at Wichita Falls, Texas.
June 20, 1919
FARRIS SKINNER came from Celeste, Texas to accept a position at BOB BOWDEN’S barber shop.
Rev. JAMES A. ROWAN, age 68, died at Olustee June 6y. He had been a Methodist preacher since 1883, doing missionary work in Oklahoma for 25 years. He was a member of the Olustee Masons.
Several attended the burial of Mrs. SMITH near Looney Sunday.
Miss JULIA COLE will teach at the Twin Lakes school.
CARROLL GOODMAN, small son of W. R. GOODMAN of near Eldorado, is visiting Mrs. Cole.
A new boy is at the home of C. H. BIVINS near Creta.
Mrs. C. E. BULL is moving here from Acme, Texas.
BONEY ROGERS and family moved back here from Oklahoma City.
CHESTER ARGO of Burkburnett, Texas, visited his sister Mrs. HARRIS CHEEK this week.
Miss VIVIAN TILLMAN of Wichita Falls visited her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W. E. ROSSER.
Miss LILLIAN HOLLAND of Shawnee visited Mrs. HENRY MOORE. She is a sister of Mrs. J. M. MOORE of Altus.
The stork left an eleven pound boy at the home of GUSS BRAKER Tuesday morning.
Miss ANNA DYLHOFF visited her parents in the Victory community. She returned to Indiana, a highly cultured young lady and has mastered the art of caring for the sick.
DAN B. MATTHEWS of Austin, Texas, who owns the GEORGE BLACK place three miles north of town, was here looking after his farm during the wheat harvest.
Mrs. R. A. GILLILAND, who was better known here as Mrs. BLALOCK, died at Vernon, Texas about three weeks ago. She sold her hotel here and was in the hotel business at Vernon. Her daughter, known here as Mrs. JIM CROCKETT, has taken charge of the hotel there. Mr. and Mrs. A. HIGGINS, who had been helping in the hotel, returned to their farm in the Antioch community.
June 27, 1919
A bathing pool is completed on Sandy, two miles south of town, by BEN H. STOVER, ideal location. He has a bath house, flat bottom boats for rowing, accommodations for picnics… MARCUS HINSON and CRESTON HUTCHINSON contracted a private skiff to be used.
Mesdames DORA HENDERSON and IVA FARLEY were the record wheat shockers last wee, according to G. M. HARBISON.
A street duel at Crowell, Texas, Saturday night resulted with senator W. S. BELL killed and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. GAFFORD severely wounded; EVERETT BELL, son of senator Bell, slightly wounded, result of family affair.
Miss GEORGIA FORD, daughter of J. C. FORD, ex-sheriff, and CLAUDE T. BERGERON of Dallas, Texas, were married at the bride’s home at Altus last week. Other marriages: WESLEY GIPSON and Miss PURNA WALKER of Altus; T. L. PATRICK and Mrs. ETTA BRUCE of Eldorado; R. L. WALDRIP and Miss ETTA COX of Altus.
The four months old daughter of H. B. CREED; the four year old daughter of W. B. BAIN, and the ten year old daughter of C. R. ROGERS, all at or near Altus, died last week.
July 11, 1919
Rev. B. S. ROSS, Pioneer Preacher, Fell Dead Monday
Last week, Rev. B. S. ROSS visited his daughter, Mrs. PEARL SNIDER, then left Sunday for Hedley, Texas, where he expected to introduce a history of the late world ward. Monday, he began work… in view of his age, the extreme heat, and his enthusiasm may have caused him to exert himself unduly… fell dead. His body was brought here and taken to the Snider home…burial at Liberty cemetery near Gould Wednesday. His son, Rev. J. EDGAR ROSS of Lawton, with whom he was making his home, came down Tuesday. Rev. J. H. PLUNKETT, an old friend and co-laborer, conducted the burial services. Rev. B. S. ROSS was born in Mississippi in 1851. He married in 1872 at Blue Ridge, Texas, to Miss ALICE MUNDY. To this union were born six children, five surviving, two sons and three daughters. His companion died Oct. 14, 1892 at Denver, Texas. He converted and joined the Missionary Baptist Church in early life and was granted a license to preach at Denver, Texas in 1884. He joined the Masonic lodge in Texas and was master of his lodge ten years. In 1895 he moved to Oklahoma and settled at Louis where he was a leading citizen. …
W. E. BURNS died May 24 at his home in Liberal, Kansas, where he had success as a contractor. He was recognized as one of our substantial citizens and was a member of the Masonic lodge here. His daughter, Miss BLANCHE, was a popular teacher here for years, now an employee of the Liberal post office.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. TOEVS announce the marriage of their daughter RUTH MARGUERITE to FRANK THOMAS GOSS, Wednesday, June 25, at Newton, Kansas. They live at McPherson, Kansas. Frank Goss is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. GOSS of the Red Top community and lived here until three years ago when he went to McPherson, Kansas for the grocery business.
There is a new baby at the home of FRANK NICHOLS in the Boggy community.
The infant of T. E. THRASH died near Olustee last week. The baby’s mother died last winter of influenza and she was being reared by an aunt.
The infant of E. W. BEARDEN died at Duke last week. Mrs. Bearden’s sister came from Randolph, Texas, arriving after the child’s death.
Marriage licenses: J. C. HALL of Altus and Miss ANNA ELNORA BARROW of Snyder; MURDIE LEE JOHNSON and DORA JOHNSON both of Dodsonville, Texas; ARTHUR W. EDMONDS of Mangum and Miss WILMA CARTER of Blair.
July 18, 1919
Mrs. R. B. BAKER, age 79, a resident of the county 25 years, died at the home of her son, BRACK BAKER Route 5 Altus, a few days ago.
A.G. PETZOLD and miss ZORA ETTA GRAY, both of Altus.
ALBERT FINDLEY of Olustee and Miss MABEL EULCOTT of Miami were married July 1.
CHARLES F. JONES and Mrs. JULIA PARKER of Altus were married at Hobart July 3. Mrs. Parker was the widow of the late JOSEPH PARKER who was killed on the Northwestern RR between Altus and Mangum.
Bigamy charge: W. B. DAVIS returned from overseas with a new wife. He had left his wife and two children in Kansas where his parents lived. In the meantime, his parents, his wife and children moved to Frederick, Okla. He thought his wife and children were still in Kansas when he brought his new wife to Frederick and met his first wife in Frederick… fled and was captured at Mangum, charged with bigamy.
Sunday, S. A. COUSINS of McLean, Texas, came to visit his brother, W. G. COUSINS. They had not seen each other for 20 years and both had naturally aged, but having been given a hint that someone was inquiring about him, W. G. studied out his brother’s identity.
Mrs. DAISY HENSON and children of Tishomingo came to visit her daughter Mrs. BUD SCOGGINS of the Durham community.
Last Thursday, COLEMAN ODOM, who lives two miles west of Carmel, was bitten by a rattlesnake while shocking oats. His age, 16, and prompt treatment saved life.From the Olustee Democrat.
Mrs. PEARL SNIDER and Mrs. W. E. TILLMAN went to Gould Tuesday to attend the burial of the infant of Mrs. IVA KUHN of Dewey, who died Monday. Mrs. KUHN came to attend the burial of her father and the child took sick on the way.
DEWEY N. WRIGHT resigned as carrier of Route A and E. P. HILL is the temporary mail carrier. S. G. MOULTON and GUY TILLMAN are taking their vacations.
July 25, 1919
Last Wednesday morning, Mrs. CARTER, known as Aunt NAN, passed from this earth to her home above. Her body was buried at Eldorado Thursday, Rev. C. M. POWELL conducted the service. She leaves two sons, MERCHANT and TURLEY, of this community, and a daughter Mrs. FRANK FOX of Altus.
Mrs. MAYES of Quanah, Texas, came to attend the burial of Mrs. Carter and visited her sons, OLL and JOHN HANKISN and their families.
Mrs. THACKER of the publisher’s family died. She leaves her husband and small son.
August 1, 1919
OLIN FOSTER, son of J. W. FOSTER, recently returned from France, and Miss NOAR BURGESS were married at the Baptist parsonage by Rev. C. M. POWELL Sunday, July 18.
JAMES B. MITCHELL, until a month ago lived in Love County, had been at the home of J. A. LONG near Creta, died Friday of tuberculosis, age 61. His wife had been dead several years. There are two sons, JAMES and ROY who survive him, also a brother. He was buried in the Eldorado cemetery Saturday by Rev. L. DOWELL.
August 8, 1919
Altus, Aug. 2: LOUIS WYRICK is at the point of death with a slashed throat as result of a fight with THOMAS CRISWELL near Duke in Jackson County. Criswell and Wyrick, members of a threshing crew, began the fight from an argument and Criswell used a pocketknife to cut Wyrick’s throat. From the Daily Oklahoman.
ROY SPENCER and Miss LEONA HUTCHINSON were married last Sunday at Vernon, Texas. He is a son of J. W. SPENCER living east of town and working for the Summers Hardware Co. She is a step-daughter of CHARLES HALE and was reared here.
August 15, 1919
The family of C. W. WEY went to Olustee Monday to attend the funeral of Miss ALLIE NORTON, who died at Quanah, Texas, Sunday morning. Miss Norton had beenmarried for several months. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. G. BLACKWOOD Monday afternoon.
There is a rumor of the death of FRANK CHATELLE, who was telegraph operator here, was reported killed in an accident at Burkburnett, Texas where an explosion occurred.
FRANK FOSTER, son of I. A. FOSTER, who lives 8 miles west of Eldorado, came in, discharged July 31 at Camp Pike.
GEORGE RAWLS, who has been with the military police in Germany, came in Sunday.
MARTIN BALLARD of Wichita Falls and Mrs. T. N. CRUTCHFIELD, daughter of Rev. J. I. DAVIS, were married in Texas Aug. 3.
Cpl and Mrs. B. F. SUMMERS stopped over on their way from Red Bank, N. J., to their home in California, to visit Sgt. W. M. FORD and wife here. Mr. Summers and Mr. Ford were in service together in Mexico then in France. Mr. Summers also was in the Philippines in 1916. Before going to France, they both met the Misses SHERMAN of Red Bank, N. J. and upon their return, they married them.
August 29, 1919
Last Sunday at noon, Rev. C. M. POWELL united J. M. LEE and Mrs. LULA BURGESS in marriage, both of Eldorado.
Boys Coming Home
Last Friday, EARL EASLEY, son of J. W. EASLEY, who was a bugler in the service, returned home.
FRANTIE PENDLEY came in Saturday; he was in seven engagements in battle.
ELMER BUCK, in the sea service two years four months, was discharged at Dallas, Texas and came to visit his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. C. MYERS in the Midway community.
Mrs. Clements Dies
A few years ago, Prof. C. C. CLEMENTS bought a farm and lived in the Purvis community. He sold the farm to his parents and moved to West Fork, Arkansas and Mangum, Okla. Last year he bought a farm in the Halsmith community seven miles southwest of Hollis, where he now lives. Thursday night, Rev. H. F .COLE, his former neighbor, under whose preaching Prof. Clements was converted and was baptized into the Baptist Church, received a telephone call to conduct the funeral of Mrs. C. C. Clements who died, leaving an one day old baby boy. Her burial took place at Hollis cemetery Friday afternoon… Mrs. Clements’ parents live in eastern Oklahoma and only the husband of her youngest sister was able to attend the burial. Mrs. Clements leaves two sons and two daughters, her husband and other relatives.
Uncle HENRY GILLILAND of Altus had a family reunion. Mrs. MOLLIE GIPSON of the Antioch community of the family attended the reunion.
Sarge T. HOLT and Miss EMOGENE / IMOGENE COWAN, formerly of Altus, were married at Mineral Wells, Texas, recently.
The two year old child of M. V. DENNIS near Olustee drank some lye last October and never recovered, died Tuesday and was buried at Prairie Hill.
JUD CHANEY of Blair, age 55, an ‘89er and well to do bachelor, was thrown from his buggy and dragged. He died within an hour.
HENRY SCOGGINS, a young farmer of the Cottage Hill community, died Saturday, Aug. 16, after only two days of suffering, leaving a wife and two children.
Marriage licenses: R. E. COLLINS of Mangum and Miss LEAL BEAN of Reed; LEE MILLIGAN and Miss CARRIE BELLE BOWMAN both of Headrick; LITTLETON BROOKS of Altus and Miss ROSA SIMS of Creta; J. P. MITCHELL and Miss MAUD GATLIN both of Eldorado; JACK M. MULLINAX and Mrs. ELIZABETH COLPITTA of Hobart.
Relatives brought the body of Mrs. W. W. SMITH, who died suddenly at her home in Wichita Falls, Texas, here Tuesday for burial. She was a daughter of Mrs. LENNIE DENTON and a niece of JOE BRECK. She formerly lived with her parents in the Odema community and her burial was in the Odema cemetery. Her husband, her mother, sister and two brothers and other relatives accompanied the body for burial.
The one week old infant ofWINNIE CARMICHAEL died at home of its parents in North Eldorado and was buried in the Eldorado cemetery.
EZRA WOOD and wife left to visit at Celina, Tennessee then will move to California.
Miss EDNA ARGO came from Chillicothe, Texas, to accept the position of manager of the telephone exchange here, relieving Miss BESSIE HALL.
R. D. WITT and wife visited relatives here. He will be manager of a large gin at Altus.
September 12, 1919
Uncle FRANK BERRY, age 83, of Elmer, veteran of the Confederacy, died at his home Aug. 30, and was buried at his home burying ground the next day.
Marriage licenses: W. R. PARCHMAN and Miss VENA KING of Altus; ALBERT MONTGOMERY of Chickasha and Miss KATE DEBERRY of near Elmer; CLARENCE BAILEY and Miss MADGE BUCHANAN of Duke; W. D. HAMM and Miss NORA WILLIAMS of Vinson; R. M. WALKER and Miss IDA LEE HEFLIN of Blair; S. L. HAMMON of Granite and Miss VELMA O. CURRY of Blair; GEORG EJ. MARTIN and Miss LALLY CARNEY of Duke; GEORGE KIRK of Healdton and Miss MARGUERITE WARNER of Altus.
The first bale of cotton was grown by ED SATTERFIELD south of Altus.
The residence of ROY ECHOLS of Duke was burned.