The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Monday, August 31, 1914
The Healdton Fire
Healdton, Aug. 29: The oil field has been visited by many people to see the huge fire… a sight never to be forgotten. … The Magnolia Co. lost three large steel tanks.
Mrs. CRAIN of Missouri is here to visit her daughter, Mrs. J. W. ORME.
SHELTON TYRE and wife are here.
H. SMITH and family from west Oklahoma are here to visit relatives.
The roads are in bad shape. The waste oil is being burned on the creek today.
Tuesday, September 1, 1914
County commissioner W. M. KIRKPATRICK was here from Fox on some business connected with bridge work.
A report circulated this morning that a battle was staged between the citizens of Overbrook and a bunch of bootleggers last night, but little has been learned of the actual facts in the case.
R. E. LEE and ADAM BROKESHOULDER were arrested a few miles north of town by deputy sheriff FRED WILLIAMS and lodged in jail.
B. O. PETTYJOHN was here from his farm near Lone Grove with a load of roasting ears. He planted the corn he was marketing today on June 15.
Provence, Sept. 1:
W. T. WILLIAMS is having his gin overhauled and some new machinery, ready for the new crop.
Our summer school will close Friday. Prof. BALES and Miss STAFFORD taught a very successful school.
Elder CASTLEMAN of Calvin preached here and Rev. SELVIDGE of Ardmore filled his regular appointment here.
L. M. HARKINS sold his property in Provence to Mr. MAYFIELD of Texas and moved to the farm.
Little ROY CRISWELL, little son of Mr. and Mrs. WILL CRISWELL, died of typhoid fever last week and was buried at Provence cemetery with Rev. STANDIFER conducting the services. Mrs. LISTER and Mrs. SUMMIT of Callisburg, Texas, mother and sister of Mrs. CRISWELL, were here to attend the funeral. Mrs. Criswell returned home with them.
CHARLES COPELAND of near Marietta died after a brief illness while on a visit with relatives here, and was buried here. His brothers from different Oklahoma points were here to attend the funeral. Rev. STANDIFER, assisted by Woodmen of the World, conducted the funeral services.
Sick: Mrs. ALBERT HARRIS; BASCOME BRIDGES.
Mrs. GORDON and son of Fox visited Mr. and Mrs. LOGGANS.
Mr. and Mrs. JOE LARD / LAIRD of Crusher visited here.
Mrs. J. W. FAIR and children returned from Denison, Texas.
There was a singing Sunday at the home of Mrs. A. ROGERS.
Wednesday, September 2, 1914
BEN MOBLEY of Joiner City was a business visitor. He is a progressive farmer and always has good crops to show for his labors.
Mrs. T. P. HASTY received word about the death of her brother-in-law, JESS MUSGROVE, at San Antonio, Texas. The remains will be buried at Alvord, Texas. Mrs. Hasty, Miss LENA ABBOTT and HOWARD MUSGROVE, son of the deceased, will go tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 8, 1914
Graham, Sept. 4: The Baptist meeting conducted by Rev. C. A. BAXTER closed last night. Baptized 22, restored 12. Bro. Baxter is just a boy, only 23 years old. The Christian Church will commence a protracting meeting here Saturday. Bro. COX will conduct the services.
Healdton, Sept. 5: J. W. ORME is sick. Mr. and Mrs. HENRY DAVIS returned from Colorado Springs, Colorado and will make their home in Ardmore. Mrs. DAVE BEST and little ones returned to Pauls Valley. Dr. SMITH is kept busy.
Resolutions of Respect… to the memory of C. A. WALL and JONATHAN GRAHAM, late deceased members of the John H. Morgan Camp 107... Wall was a member of the Mayberry Artillery, age of enlistment unknown, age 78, died at his home in Ardmore, June 15, 1914. Graham was a member of Co. C., Martine, Texas Infantry, date of enlistment and discharge unknown, age 78, died in the Confederate Home at Ardmore June 16, 1914.
Sunday, September 13, 1914
Drowned in Red River (from the Gainesville Register)
Sheriff BRINGMAN and deputy DOC DUDLEY returned here Wednesday evening from Walnut Bend, Cooke County, where they were in search of the body of Miss FAY LINDSAY, age 15, who drowned in Red River last Monday, near LINDEN MURRELL’S farm, where she and her parents were picking cotton. She with her little brothers and sisters were wading in the river when she stepped into swift water over her head… some 200 men and boys searched some 48 hours. A young man named PUTMAN found the body.. The deceased and her parents formerly lived in Gainesville on Belcher St., recently moving to the country. Burial was at Sharrack cemetery in the Walnut Bend area, with George Carroll funeral home in charge.
Thursday, September 17, 1914
The funeral of TOM GREENWOOD, who was killed on the streets here Monday, was conducted from the residence of W. A. PODE(?), 121 A St NW, this afternoon by Rev. M. S. JOHNSON of the First Christian Church with interment in Rose Hill cemetery. Mrs. Greenwood arrived with her father from Louisiana where she was visiting. Mrs. Greenwood is a member of the First Christian Church and the ladies of the church have been active in their assistance to her.
STEVE TALKINGTON, plea guilty.
G. F. BEATTY, charged with shooting JOHN MEANS near Deese last spring, jury found guilty, got six months in jail.
JACK ROBERTS, murder of CLEVE ALEXANDER, being tried.
Sunday, September 20, 1914
DOW BRAZIEL, injured by being shot in the wrist, is improving.
C. M. SARCHET is suffering from poison ivy.
GROVER CHASE was here from his farm near Chagris.
Uncle TOM POLLOCK of Newport is getting ready to pick his cotton crop.
H. F. MILLS, who moved away from here in 1911 and went to North Carolina, returned to make his home here.
Mrs. C. L. STROTHER of 1215 McKenzie Ave., R R 3, North Waco, Texas, would like to know the whereabouts of her grandson, STROTHER MEANS, whom she says she last heard from about the middle of August in Ardmore. Mrs. Strother is 91 years old and is anxious about the boy.
Tuesday, September 29, 1914
Provence, Sept. 28: Members of the W. O. W. lodge met last week to pick two bales of cotton for Mr. CRISWELL. He lost his son from typhoid fever a few weeks ago. After the funeral his wife and children went to visit relatives in Texas and in a few days two other children were stricken with typhoid fever. Mr. Criswell has been absent from his work for some time. Little GLEN ROGERS has typhoid fever. There was a singing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. JONES then one at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. PARTIERS. Mrs. Dr. DENHAM and Miss JESSIE TATE will attend the state fair at Oklahoma City. JOHN BUTLER of Fox visited Mr. and Mrs. LOGGANS.
Graham, Sept. 28: The little boy of FRANK MARTIN died Sept. 19 and the remains were buried at Graham cemetery Sunday. R. C. RICKETS if building a new hay barn.
Friday, October 9, 1914
Another Old Veteran Answers Last Bugle Call (from Gainesville Register)
Capt. A. C. THOMAS, age 85 years, did at his home on Wolf Ridge ten miles northwest of Gainesville, last Wednesday after an illness of several months … stroke of paralysis he received two years ago. Capt. Thomas had been a citizen of Cooke County since 1881. He was an old Confederate veteran, serving under General WHEELER during the Civil War. … He is survived by several children, Mesdames ROBERTS and GLAZIER of Marietta, Okla., and sons GEORGE, RUFUS and W. S. THOMAS of Cooke County. His wife died 34 years ago in Johnson County, Texas and her remains were interred at the cemetery at Grandview, by the side of which the remains of her husband will be laid to rest tomorrow.
Monday, October 12, 1914
Old Citizen Dies
Madill, Oct. 11: H. CHOWNING, a pioneer of this section, died at his home near Madill early Saturday morning following a surgical operation. Mr. Chowning was 68 years old, a native of Texas, for two terms, a sheriff of Fannin County, before moving to Indian Territory. He has been one of the largest farmers and stockmen in Marshall County.
Thursday, October 15, 1914
Coffee Burns Child
Ringling, Oct. 11: MADGE TAYLOR, 4 year old daughter of Dr. S. O. TAYLOR of Cornish, was seriously burned while her mother prepared breakfast. The coffee pot was overturned accidentally, burning the child’s face, arms, and chest. She will recover.
Pooleville Cotton Gin Destroyed
Sunday, October 18, 1914
‘BUCK’ GARDENHIRE, Pioneer
A few days ago, there passed away in this city, W. R. MOORE, one of the few remaining characters of the old order, a real cattleman… There remains here another of this class of which Mr. Moore was rated, an old time cattleman and cow puncher,… Uncle BUCK GARDENHIRE has been a resident of Carter County,… oldest living white resident within its borders today… Mr. Gardenhire moved here in spring of 1877, previously living three years in what is now Love County. … PRESS and ZACH ADDINGTON were living on the bayou near the present site of Brock and ANDY ADDINGTON was living at Simon, further south. ALEC BOUTWELl was living almost at present day Cheek and others scattered at intervals several miles apart. A story is current of how Boutwell tied the tropes around the necks of 16 horse thieves who were hunt at one time in Cooke County, Texas near Gainesville, but the old gentleman, before his death, would neither confirm or deny the story. He was arrested for some trivial offense by the U. S. marshal, and while on the way to Paris, Texas, to stand, another prisoner became enraged at him and killed him. Courtney Flats, southwest of here, was the scene of great activity in cattle business. The place was named after Mr. COURTNEY, who lived there a number years. .. Among Mr. Gardenhire’s associates in the early days were WESLEY BURNEY, Col. GAINES, Governor PARKER, and Captain MILLER….
Monday, October 19, 1914
The remains of D. M. ‘CAB’ YOAKUM, who died at his home at Lone Grove, were buried Saturday with Masonic honors… Mr. Yoakum was about 40 years of age, ill for some months. He was unmarried and his sister, Miss JOSEPHINE YOAKUM kept house for him. He is survived by a brother who lives near Wilson, and two married sisters, Mrs. JIM TANNER of Ardmore and Mrs. IRA ARNOLD of Lone Grove.
Thursday, October 22, 1914
High School Student Died Last Night
JOE PARKER, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. PARKER, 1223 W. Main St., died last night at the home of his parents after a brief illness. He was a member of the sophomore class at Ardmore high school….funeral will be conducted tomorrow afternoon by Rev. M. S. JOHNSON of the First Christian Church.
Sunday, October 25, 1914
HARRY PFEIFFER, 17 year old son of Judge and Mrs. WILLIAM PFEIFFER, died Friday night at the home of his parents in Highland Park. … He graduated at the Ardmore high school with 20 unit and was a student at O.U. at Norman when he was taken ill. He was brought home from Norman Oct. 14th and was considered doing nicely but suffered a relapse… Mrs. PFEIFFER is expecting a brother, NATHAN GARFINCLE of Calvert, Texas, and MAX PFEIFFER to Tishomingo to arrive today. Mc. C. HEMINGER of Oklahoma City, sister of Mrs. Pfeiffer, was here. Funeral services will be conducted this morning at the family home…taken to Oklahoma City for interment.
Who Wants to Adopt a Bright Baby?
Mrs. CURTIS, probation officer, has a bright baby girl, four months old, to be adopted. The baby is being cared for at present by Mrs. ZACH TAYLOR and has been there over two months. The mother telephoned one day from Duncan telling she had left the baby at a certain place in the country and said she went there and brought the baby home with her. The mother told the probation officer that the baby’s name is DOROTHY DORSEY, and the mother had been deserted by the baby’s father, in feeble health and unable to care for her child, wanted her to have a good home.
Tuesday, October 27, 1914
Provence, Oct. 25: W. T. WILLIAMS ginned 450 bales of cotton. Mrs. SCOTT and family moved here from Ardmore and she will teach the winter term of school here. Miss JESSIE TATE, who has been visiting here, returned home to Sulphur Springs, Texas. VERNE MICHAEL is in west Texas. Mr. and Mrs. JOE LARD and Mrs. ARTHUR FLETCHER of Crutcher visited here. . Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST MORRIS of Spring visited here. CHARLES FORD has typhoid fever. WALL SEWELL’s home burned Friday. The family was away from home and the origin of the fire is unknown. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. SAM COMER; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. SAM OWENS. The infant of Mr. and Mrs. NICK JOHNSON died last week and was buried at Oakland cemetery.
Monday, November 2, 1914
Shooting at Ragtown
Deputy U. S. marshal HIGNIGHT and enforcement officer BRAZIEL indulged in a shooting affray with JOE COLSON, an alleged bootlegger, near Ragtown late yesterday afternoon. Hignight has a shotgun wound in his head and shoulders at Hardy sanitarium and Joe Colson in jail at Waurika, shot through the left shoulder by Braziel. ..
Money Sewed in Clothing
Bowie, Texas, Nov. 2: J. M. AUST, aged 70, died here yesterday from poisoning. He had $2077 sewed in his clothing.
Well Known Traveling Man Dies
E. J. JARVIS, a well known traveling man, in the employ of Tyler 7 Simpson, died early Sunday morning after an illness of three weeks of fever. He had been a resident of Ardmore for some time… The remains will be taken to Fort Worth for burial, accompanied by HARRY TILLINGLAST, DOC HAYES, and VICTOR WILLIAMS, fellow travelers for Tyler & Simpson. He is survived by a wife and son.
Thursday, November 12, 1914
Marsden, Nov. 11: D. R. EDWARDS was called to Maysville, Texas Friday to attend the funeral of his son, ALLEN, who died there Thursday. Dr. T. J. JACKSON and A.A. BROWN had business at Ringling and Gray. JOE KISER of Gowan, Okla., visited relatives here.
Monday, November 16, 1914
Staunton, Nov. 14: GANSBURG & FORMAN have their fifth steel tank completed west of here. Mr. and Mrs. FRANK THOMPSON went to Deese and Ardmore. W. F. L. SATTERFIELD is the postmaster here. W. M. ROGERS took cotton to Ardmore. Grandpa WELCH of Eola is here. Those who attended the Ringling trade day from here were Mr. and Mrs. FRANK THOMPSON, Mrs. MOLLIE THOMPSON and children, Mrs. WALTER WELCH and children, Misses PEARL DUNN, ZORA BROWN, BELL WHITENER, ARSHEL WELCH and J. P. SATTERFIELD,
Healdton, Nov. 14: Mr. and Mrs. JAMES WATSON have a new boy.
Tuesday, November 17, 1914
Provence, Nov. 15: School will begin here Monday. Mrs. GEORGIA SCOTT will be principal and Miss STAFFORD of Springer will assist. Prof. ROBERT MICHAEL is having a new home built on his home south of Provence. J. M. PARLIER visited the D. C. JAMES family at Willis. JAKE WILLIAMS, of Ardmore had business here. L. M. HARKINS and family moved to their farm two miles east of here. Misses EUNICE and MARIAN SCOTT left Sunday to take charge of their schools. Miss Eunice will teach at Mount Washington and Miss MARIAN at Plainview. Little Miss EULA PARLIER entertained some little friends Saturday with a birthday party. Miss ELIZABETH FELKER of Ardmore visited Miss NORMA SCOTT. The young people were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. WALTER BURNS.
Thursday, November 19, 1914
Woodford, Nov. 18: Mrs. ROBBIE LEDBETTER is very sick. The infant of ELMER NOBLE died last Wednesday. T. S. ROBERTS went to New Wilson on business.
Sunday, November 22, 1914
Long article and photo of G. R. WEST.
G. R. West of Ardmore, who is entering his 91st year, has the distinction of being Ardmore’s oldest citizen… alert and active. GIPSON ROY WEST was born near Alexandria, in what is now DeKalb County, Tennessee, Aug. 18, 1924, one of a family of ten children, of whom two, besides himself, living, a brother, ROBERT R. SMITH at Smithville, and a sister Mrs. SAMANTHA POTTER of Murfreesboro, Tenn. His father, JOHN R. WEST, died at an advanced age on his farm where G. R. West was born, land pre-empted to this grandfather who emigrated from Delaware to Tennessee. .. At age of 21, G. R. West married Miss GROOM at Alexandria, Tenn., and to this union were born ten children, one of whom is living, Mrs. ALICE MARLER of Alexandria, Tenn. These children were, in order, were JAMES R., NANNIE, MOLLY (an infant who died very young), JANE, SALLY, JOSEPH B., HELEN, JOHN R., and ALICE. (details how he raised, herded and sold hogs for 40 years)… His first wife died in 1863, then he married Miss AMANDA FOUTCH, to the union were born six children, four of whom are living, FELIX K., LEVERITT, and Miss ELMA WEST of Ardmore and Mrs. L. L. LOWE of Tullahoma, Tennessee. The deceased children were a daughter ERA and an infant. In 1882 his second wife died and he married in 1887 to Miss HATTIE SNEED, his present wife, who is living. To this last union, one child was born, Miss CECILE R. WEST of Ardmore. …He decided to retire and moved his family to Warren County, near McMinnville, Tenn. In 1907 Mr. West was persuaded to move to Ardmore by his children who had preceded him here. ..
Monday, November 23, 1914
Big Fire at Ringling
About 12:00 last night, the store buildings of Z. L. BOLLES at Ringling were discovered to be in flames….only thing saved was the safe with accounts and books.
Death of Mrs. McFarland
Mrs. J. H. MCFARLAND, age 39, died at the family residence, corner of 8th and B St NE, this morning after a brief illness. The funeral services will be this afternoon from the residence, conducted by Rev. C. C. WEITH, with interment at Rose Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Don Russell Dead
Mrs. DON RUSSELL died at the Hardy sanitarium Sunday morning, following two surgical operations. Mrs. Russell was a member of the class of 1914 of Ardmore high school and would have been 20 in December. She and Don Russell of the First National Bank were married this summer. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. HALL of Ardmore, reared in Ardmore. Funeral services from the home of her parents, A St. NE, were conducted by Dr. C. C. WEITH of the First Presbyterian Church with interment at Rose Hill cemetery.
W. A. MURPHY, who formerly lived here, now at Horse Cave, Kentucky, is regaining his health after a long siege of illness. He has two sons here, J. O. and M. E. MURPHY, both of whom have been to see him while he was ill.
LELAND MCNEESE, who went away from here two years ago, is back home, temporary clerk at the Randol Hotel. He was in the U. S. Navy part of the time.
Tuesday, November 24, 1914
White Slaver Captured in Love County
A man, giving his name as FRANK CRAIGHEAD, age 24, stole a 15 year girl from Dallas, and held her as prisoner in an old cave near Jimtown, in Love County…
Killing Near Norman Monday
Norman, Nov. 24: LANEY REEDS of Edmond, shot and killed WILL BUMGARNER, age 47, at a sale southeast of Norman Monday afternoon. .. Reeds was jailed. Bumgarner was a farmer, leaving a wife and four children.
Return from Texas
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. HOLLIDAY and E. S. KING returned from Collinsville, Texas where they took the remains of their father, Rev. S. R. KING, for interment.
Marriage at Confederate Home
At the Confederate Home, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, Judge Freeman will unite in marriage Mrs. AGNES EVANS and W. W. MCELROY. The bride to be is 67 years old and came to the Confederate Home from Newport, Carter Co. The groom came to the Home from Oklahoma City and is 77 years old.
Died at Muskogee
WILLIAM H. NORTON, who was found in a drug store in a delirious condition some day ago, died at a local hospital Friday night. The body was shipped to Marietta, his home, for burial. Mr. Norton was the father of Mrs. W. E. JANEWAY and Miss NORTON, both of Muskogee.
Sunday, November 29, 1914
W. R. GRAHAM, clerk at the Randol Hotel, who came here a short time ago from Wichita Falls, Texas, has one grandson and two nephews in the British Army. His son moved from the family home in Alabama to Canada, employed in the lithographing department of the Canadian government. He reared his son ROBERT GRAHAM Jr. there and when the war came, Robert Jr. enlisted; the two nephews enlisted, all are at Aldershot in the same army.
Death Near Newport
A man named W. G. EASLEY, who was traveling in a wagon from Willis to Tuttle, became ill at the home of Mrs. SMITH near Newport several days ago and died Saturday morning. He was ill nine days… he had a check book from the First State Bank of Kingston and the bank was phoned to locate one or two daughters presumed living there. One daughter said to be named Mrs. JIM MONTGOMERY, lived either at Willis or at McMillan. A burial outfit was purchased and the remains buried at Newport. His age was about 70 years.
Tuesday, December 1, 1914
Durant, Nov. 30: CLIFFE MOYE was sentenced to four years in the state penitentiary for the killing of SOL B. HOMER, on Oct. 4. Homer was a prominent Choctaw Indian attorney and killed on the street there.
Death of Albert Owens
ALBERT OWENS, age 22, died today in the Hardy sanitarium. He had been there since Nov. 5, typhoid fever. He was employed on the J. E. CROSBIE lease in the Healdton field, His relatives reside at Davenport, Okla. W. SHRIVER, who has charge of the Crobie properties, returned from Tulsa and was surprised to hear of the young man’s death. ..
Wednesday, December 2, 1914
Will Be Buried Here
The remains of BILLY CLARKE, who died suddenly at Enid Monday morning, will be brought here for interment. The Elks, of whom he was a member, will have charge of the funeral. His wife and sister were notified and will attend the funeral at the residence of W. R. FRAME.
The remains of Mrs. JOHN T. SPEARS, who died yesterday morning, were taken to Legate, this county, where funeral services will be conducted today and interment in the Legate cemetery.
J. S. SKAGGS, age 70, an old resident of Lone Grove, died yesterday afternoon and will be buried at the Lone Grove cemetery this afternoon.
Sunday, December 6, 1914
The death angel visited the home of W. F. BISHOP the morning of December 1 and bore away the little babe of Mrs. J. S. CLARKSON. Little Mattie was born in Phoenix, Arizona, April 18, 1914. Funeral services were conducted from the Bishop residence by Rev. C. A. BAXTER of the South Ardmore Baptist Church with interment at Rose Hill cemetery. J. S. CLARKSON, father, died two months twenty days prior to the death of his child, passed away Sept. 16, 1914. Mrs. Clarkson and three children will return to the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. M. FERGUSON, at Glenn, 17 miles northwest of Ardmore.
Sudden Death, EARL PARSONS, This Morning
EARL V. PARSONS, better known as EARL ALLEN, lies dead at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. ALLEN, 214 North Washington. He was born Oct. 9, 1882, age 32. He was sitting last night in the lobby of the Randol Hotel when he was stricken with apoplexy. … Funeral services will be held at the family residence tomorrow afternoon, conducted by Dr. M. L. BUTLER of the Broadway Methodist Church, interment at Rose Hill cemetery. He was reared in Ardmore, his parents moved here when he was a boy…. For years he was with the Santa Fe RR, promoted, then ill health… He had recently been a clerk at the Randol Hotel.. He is survived by his parents, and a brother, NEAL ALLEN who is employed on the Ringling RR.
Thursday, December 10, 1914
The funeral of EARL PARSONS is being held this afternoon at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. ALLEN… Mrs. OLIVER DENNIS of Pond Creek, sister of Mrs. Allen and Judge I. R. MASON, is here for the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. IRA SATTERLEE are here from Tulsa. Mrs. WILL DECKER of Fort Worth, family friend, and Mrs. Decker’s brothers, EMET and GROVER GLENN of Fort Worth, are here. The Glenns are businessmen in Fort Worth, and Grover Glenn was reared with the deceased.
Tuesday, December 15, 1914
Funeral of AROL STOUT
Aral, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM STOUT, died at the Hardy sanitarium Sunday night. The funeral will be conducted from the undertaking parlors of BROWN & BRIDGMAN, this afternoon with interment at Rose Hill cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Stout have rooms at the old TOWNSEND property on B St SW. Mr. Stout was formerly with Wertheimer & Nichols in the oil business at Healdton.
Death of Mrs. WALTER BACHTEL
Mrs. Walter Bachtel, well known young matron of the city, died at the family residence on Third Ave SW last night after a brief illness. The funeral services will be conducted from the family residence by Rev. C. C. WEITH of the First Presbyterian Church with interment in Rose Hill cemetery. Mrs. Bachtel is survived by here husband and three small children; her parents, Judge and Mrs. SIMS of Oklahoma City, three sisters and one brother.
Tragic Death of Young Girl
Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS WHELAN left over the Frisco RR this morning for Carthage, Missouri, where they took the remains of Miss MILDRED MCKINNEY, to her home for interment. She was at the home of Mrs. S. E. WALLACE on Second Ave NW, where Mr. and Mrs. Whelan have rooms. She was suffering from toothache and Sunday night, arose to saturate a piece of cotton with chloroform to place in the tooth. She went back to bed with the bottle in her hand… the leaking chloroform was sufficient to make the sleep so sound, she never awoke…Dr. Hardy was called to say she had been dead about six hours. … dreadful thing for her sister, Mrs. Whelan and her parents at Carthage, Missouri. Mr. Whelan was in a car, ready to start for the oil fields, when the discovery was made.
Sunday, December 20, 1914
Fire Fiend at Lawton, Child Burned
Lawton, Dec. 19: JOSIE TUCKER, age 11, was burned to death and the six months old child of RAYMOND CARMICHAEL, is so badly injured, recovery is doubtful, as a result of a fire which destroyed the Carmichael home early Friday. The dead child was the daughter of E. A. TUCKER, a Lawton merchant, and was spending the night with her sister, Mrs. CARMICHAEL. ..
Monday, December 21, 1914
Death of Mrs. Cannavan
W. P. CANNAVAN returned from Stonewall where he was called by the death of his mother, Mrs. WILL CANNAVAN, last Friday. Mrs. Cannavan was 65 years old. She lived for years in this city and had many friends here.
Tuesday, December 22, 1914
Old Soldier Dies
JAMES W. HARGRAVE, an inmate of the Confederate Home, died there last night, after a brief illness. He was 74 years of age and had been in the Home since July. Funeral services were conducted from the Home this afternoon with Rev. W. T. FREEMAN and interment at Rose Hill cemetery. He is survived by a son who lives in Oklahoma City and attended the funeral.
Death of Teacher
J. A. FRENCH, Mrs. L. W. FRENCH, and her sister, Mrs. J.V. HARRISON were here last night, en route from San Angelo, Texas. The body was being taken back to Johnston County for interment. The deceased was a teacher of that county, a young man. (no name given)
Thursday, December 24, 1914
DORA JOHNSON vs. BYNUM JOHNSON, divorce and alimony.
C. A. HAYES vs. PIERCE HAYES, divorce and custody of children.
Monday, December 28, 1914
Healdton, Dec. 28: VAN LOFTIN, living east a few miles, lost a little one, buried on the 23rd. An infant of Mrs. WILKERSON’S, living near Joiner, was buried here yesterday. Dr. W. D. TEAGUE visited Fort Worth.
Wednesday, December 30, 1914
Accidentally Shot Himself
Wapanucka, Dec. 30; L. FOUNTAIN, prominent farmer, while out hunting late yesterday, fell and shot himself, fatally. The scene of the accident was about 3 miles SW of Wapanucka,… he was 57 years of age and came here seven years ago from Kansas City. He leaves a wife and three children. Burial will be tomorrow.
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