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FYI : Some items from 1912 Maysville Booster
Posted by: Nita (ID *****6995) Date: June 17, 2004 at 16:08:26
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The Booster
R. W. Mason, Publisher
J. E. McClung, Editor
Published in Maysville, Garvin County, Oklahoma

February 29, 1912

J. F. Beesinger of Campbell, Texas, has been spending the past two weeks here with relatives and friends--G. R. Hobson and family and J. T. Smith and family north of town.

Charles P. Tupper, John Weaver, Percy and Ossie Anderson expect to leave tomorrow for points in California. Tupper and Weaver will stop at Taft, while the Anderson brothers will go on to Los Angeles.

J. B Wilson made a business trip to Duncan the first of the week.

From the Gurdon (Arkansas) Times: Uncle John W. Davenport of Maysville, Oklahoma arrived here last Saturday afternoon from a visit of six weeks with his nephew, W. A. Davenport at Alberta, Louisiana and ahs been spending the week here with his nephew and niece, Scott Harris and Mrs. J. L. Closson. Uncle John is 82 years of age, and lived at Arkadelphia some 70 years ago, at that early date belonging to one of the wealthiest and most aristocratic families of Clark County. There are non living now that we know of that would remember Uncle John without it would be possibly Grandma Barkman at Arkadelphia, Isom Langley and a few others. He leaves tomorrow for his home, going by way of Weatherford, Texas.

A Double Wedding
On last Saturday at Pauls Valley, two couples from Maysville appeared at the county judge’s office and by that official was spoken the mysterious language which made four young hearts weep with joy, binding them by an inseparable tie which made them man and wife.

Both couples, Clarence McKinney and Miss Maude Jones, and C. C. (Chris) Cook and Miss Nina McKinney, are of Maysville and are of highly respectable families. The contracting parties are quite well known, all having lived in Maysville several years, and they have many friends who wish them unbounded success and prosperity through ‘life’s uneven way.’

Can You Do It?
When the editor of the Booster owned the Maysville Friend, he secured a good subscription list for that paper. Then when he, with Mason Hart, purchased the News, he transferred nearly every Friend subscriber to the News list, excepting those who were receiving the News at that time, and in these instances, the Friend was applied on their News arrearage.

March 7, 1912

Nancy Everett
On the last day of last month, Feb. 29, the angel of death again visited one of the families of our town and carried away another victim to that long but happy home. Nancy Everett was born in Rhea County, Tennessee on January 7, 1970. At the age of 14, she confessed her faith in Christ, claiming him as her saviour, during the remaining 27 years of her life, she being a devoted member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Twas about 6:00 Thursday evening that her spirit fled from the earthly monument of clay, seeking worlds on high, and forevermore to dwell with Him to whom she had devoted 27 years of well spent earthly life.

Deceased leaves fond parents, with several brothers and sisters to mourn the loss. She was buried in Maysville Cemetery Friday afternoon, followed to her last earthly abode by many mourning friends and relatives. Rev. H. E. High, a Baptist Minister of this town, conducted the funeral and burial services.

Infant Dies
On Friday March1, the four-months-old infant of A. E. Standridge, a farmer living near Story, died after an illness of but a few days. Death was caused by pneumonia. The little one was buried in the Maysville cemetery Saturday afternoon. Rev. P.E. high conducted the burial services.

M. D. Warren of Durant was transacting business and visiting friends here the first of the week.

Floyd Cooper made a trip to the metropolis the first of the week.

J. B. Wilson and wife spent the first of this week with their daughter, Mrs. Ed Bell in Purcell.

Mr. & Mrs. F. C. Cook went to Tribby last Saturday for a visit with their son F. W. Cook and family, also to become acquainted with a new grandchild.

A Synopsis of the Businesses of Maysville
Below is a given a list of the businesses composing the town of Maysville:

First National Bank of Maysville
First National Bank

The Booster
Maysville News

The Ham

Leonard’s Bakery
C. T. Berkley

General Merchandise
John Williamson 7 Co.
Crockett Scrivner & Co.
Maysville Mer. Co.
Jesse Chipman

Dry Goods
Perry Bros. & Rice

Seth Batson

Burks & Elliott
Dykes & Swann

Drug Stores
Live Drug Co.
I. H. Sample

P. Patterson
C. M. Pratt
E. Sullivan
M. P. Stephens
W. C. High

Dr. A. W. Newiger

Livery Barns
R. W. Mason
J. D. Baker

Leeper Bros. Lbr. Co.
Minnetonka Lbr. Co.

Real Estate and Insurance
Hope and Russell

Real Estate
T. H. Vanugh

Keel & Son
Floyd Cooper

Wynnewood Oil Co.
Brannum Gin Co.
Indianola Gin Co.

Grist Mills
W. P. Frizzell
N. C. Higginbotham

T. B. Holt
John Young
M. S. Booher

J. M. Hendricks
R. F. Ayers

Cleaning Parlor
T. M. Lewis
D. B. Bryant

Transfer Lines
“Cap” Harris
C. G. Lawson

Meat Market
Stockstill Bros.

Bruder & Mankin
Cook & Wood

Telephone Exchange

Another Death
V. B. Baker, who had been ill at his home here for many weeks, died Tuesday morning at about 11:00.

Several weeks ago, while the meningitis epidemic was at its height here, Mr. Baker became ill and the attending physicians pronounced him suffering from that disease. It soon became apparent that an operation was necessary, which was made, and at different times during his illness, injections of cerebrospinal (Flexner’s) meningitis serum were made which seemed to alleviate his sufferings and form time to time, he was reported as doing well.

But this dread disease had gained too firm hold upon the constitution of the young man, and was soon to prove itself the conqueror. All was done that fond relatives and friends could do to relieve the patient, but he passed to the Undiscovered Country about 11:00 Tuesday morning, March 5, 1912.

Deceased leaves a young wife and a baby to mourn his death, besides a host of relatives and friends. Remains were interred in the Maysville cemetery Wednesday with Rev. P. E. High conducting the burial services.

J. H. Hinson, a prosperous farmer living east of town, made a business trip to the county capital Tuesday.

News reached here this morning that the schoolhouse at Antioch burned last night.

Blanton View
The fine rains of late are making everybody smile.

Some bad colds are sneaking around our community trying to introduce pneumonia.

Mr. Warren’s little girl who has been very low with the pneumonia is regaining her health.

Last week was examination week for the school; all pupils were pleased with their progress during the last month.

Only tow months more and Prof. says he will then join his fond ones who have on before--not heaven--but Arkansas.

Miss Dollie seems to be well satisfied with part of the school since Mr. Siler has showed them what sprouts are made for.

Mr. Eslick was heard singing a few mornings ago, and when the neighbors rushed in to learn the cause, he said, “it’s another fine little girl.”

March 14, 1912

Register of Deeds
The Booster is in receipt of an authorization for announcing the candidacy of Walter J. Harris, formerly of Maysville but who has lived in Pauls Valley for the past few years, for the re-election to the office of register of deeds.

Death by Paralysis
Mrs. Susan Walker of near Story, a widow, and aunt of G. P. Lillard died last Friday from paralysis.

Deceased had lived to the ripe old age of 75 years and had been a devoted member of the Methodist church about 40 years.

She leaves no husband or children to mourn her demise, but by her constant faith in Christ for so many years, and a manifestation of same by a practice of diving precepts, she won and held the respect and love of all who knew her.

The remains were interred in the City Cemetery here last Saturday at 1:30 a. m. Rev. C. K. Ray of this town conducted the last sad rites.

Little Audry Coody
Another life cut short by the awful epidemic which has been prevalent in different sections of several states for the past three months.

Little Audry Coody died Tuesday morning about 2:00 after an illness of nine days. Spinal meningitis is pronounced as the cause of death.

Audry was the nine year old daughter of J. H. Coody and wife living on the E. H. Scrivner farm out east of town. She was a bright child and was in regular attendance at the Richardson Chapel school--just ready the second year’s work.

Schoolmates and friends will miss her presence from their midst; a fond father and loving mother will also be heard in lamentations. Remains were interred at the cemetery here Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Perry High officiating at the grave.

Called Away by Dread Meningitis

Another case of spinal meningitis was reported by the city health officer Tuesday, the patient being Mrs. Davenport, an elderly woman from Maysville, visiting at the home of her son-in-law, A. P. Cash, corner of Main and Harvey, … reported in Monday’s Oklahoman.

Mrs. Davenport died at the home of Mr. Cash Monday.

Deceased was the wife of Uncle John Davenport of this town, and was 76 years old, being 6 years younger than Uncle John. She had been a member of the Methodist church for upward of 60 years, professing faith in Christ during her early girlhood.

Mrs. Davenport was shipped here from Oklahoma City Tuesday, arriving on the noon train, and was taken on to the cemetery where she was laid in her last resting place in the presence of many relatives and friends.

The service at the grave was conducted by G. M. Dilbeck.


Will Hays and family who have been living north of town will leave the latter part of this week for Opal, Wyoming where they will make their future home.

B. C. Elliott and wife spent last Sunday and a part of this week in Sulphur.

Ed Bell spent last Sunday here with his wife’s father and mother, J. B. Wilson and wife.

R. E. Mattingly, one of our popular barber citizens, came down town other morning stepping four feet at a time and with a look of ecstasy overspreading his countenance. It was a wee lassie.

Mrs. A. P. Cash was down from Oklahoma City Tuesday in attendance at the burial of her mother, Mrs. Davenport.

April 10, 1912

Vets Get Crosses
At a meeting of Mays Camp, U. D. C., at the home of David Mays in this town last Monday afternoon, Crosses of Honor were bestowed upon the following Veterans: John Mays, David Mays, Uncle Billy Walker, R. W. Frizzell, and John Young. J. B. (Dad) Lawson received his Cross at a later time.

A talk by Uncle John Young was interesting. His narrations bordered o the pathetic, since the subject was one arising form experiences during the horrifying Civil War times--telling of forced marching over pike roads with bare feet until the tracks were stained with blood.

R. W. Frizzell told of being captured by the Yankees, and being cast into the Rock Island, Illinois prison.

Uncle Billy Walker had his say, and spoke of being wounded twice, the last time proving nearly fatal, as the ball entered just under his heart.

David Mays’ experiences were not few nor of small importance. His statements were simply a collaboration of those of hundreds of other soldiers of the Confederacy, which is sufficient to impress the present generation with the truth that and that we know not what hard times are.

An eloquent and illustrative account was given by Mrs. V. C. High of a life period of Dr. Berry, who now lives at Pauls Valley. This lady recounted many thrilling captures and their breadth escapes of Dr. Berry, and which gentleman claims the distinction of being incarcerated and effecting his escape more than 40 times from the federal prison.

The program was interspersed with music--’Dixie” and other old time music and popular airs adding to the pleasures of the occasion.

P. O. Inspector Comes
Post office Inspector A. A. Anderson arrived here from Louisiana Tuesday, being specially sent here by the Post Office Department to assist Bob in making arrangements for the opening of the postal saving depository…

Dr. Newiger Moves
Dr. A. W. Newiger, who has resided in Maysville during the past few years and who established an enviable practice as a dentist during his stay here, sold his business the first of the week to Dr. B. F. Burke of Hobart. Dr. and Mrs. Newiger will move to Stratford where they will open offices for dentistry and optometrical work…

High Appointed
Dr. W. C. High of this town received appointment a few days ago as local surgeon for this branch of the Santa Fe…


June 6, 1912

A Brief Sketch of the Lives of Some of Maysville’s Oldest Citizens: Champions of the Lost Cause

John Wilkerson Davenport was born in Butler County, Alabama in 1830. His parents moved to Texas when he was but a lad of ten and where his long period of residence enabled him to carefully not every phase of developmental evolution of that truly wonderful state. He was about 18 when the Mexican War broke out and owing to his youthfulness, the narrowly escaped the hardships of a borderman-soldier and Mexican frontier life. Uncle johns claims the combined distinctions of serving four years under the Gray of the Confederacy in that quartermaster’s department under Kerby smith and of being the oldest Texan of whom he can find any trace. He married when he was 25 and lived with his wife 57 years, to whom were born 9 children, 5 girls and 4 boys…

Shem Thompson Holt of this town was born in Clayburn County, Mississippi June 18, 1833. He proudly claims the Southland as his home, being bred and born and reared in the southern states and defending them bravely, defiantly, righteously, under the furls of the Stars and Bars of the Confederacy.

Mr. Holt began as a cavalryman under Colonel Simms in Texas, but was latterly transferred to the laboratory department under Colonel Sweet at Tyler, then a very small town. This character has been the husband of four women and the father of eight children. He is 79 years old.

William Anderson Walker was born in Atalla County, Mississippi in 1838. He too served through the hardships of four memorable years for the lost cause, and under Captain Patterson’s leadership I infantry of Co. “K” of the 26th Miss. Reg. Uncle Billy was actively engaged in five hard fought battles where bullets flew thickest and was wounded only twice during the whole four years’ struggle, but once came nearly proving fatal. He was still doing strenuous service when it was declared that all was lost and Lee surrendered at Appomattox courthouse in Virginia. He is distinguished by having been in his lifetime the husband of four women and the father of six sons, and of whom all he is the sole survivor. Mr. Walker is 74 years old--hale and hearty.

Another Shot by Pearson
H. C. Pearson of Paoli, who fired a shot at Socialism in the Pauls Valley several weeks ago, and whose shot was returned by Monroe G. Wright of Maysville in the issue of the Booster of May 16, turned loose another barrel of his gun into the Socialist ranks through the Enterprise last week. Nearly a page was used--six columns--in the writeup.

The fight against socialism is growing fiercer as that movement is being agitated.


June 13, 1912

Bits of Leaves
W. P. Frizzell was born in Weekly County, Tennessee, March 27, 1843. At the age of 11, he moved with his family to Izzard County, Arkansas, where in and near that section of the state, he remained until the Civil War broke out. He entered the service of the Confederacy under Col. J. D. Merrick of the 10th regiment of Arkansas infantry Co. “C” in Conley County, and this veteran could devote a worthy column based upon profound absolute facts concerning the ravages of this war, together with his own many hairbreath escapes and intense sufferings, coving the period of his enlistment to the end of the war.

Be it said that this soldier enlisted, as many as 50 days continuous battling against the stubborn Yankees, and the four years were miraculously finished…

Married three years after the war to Miss Margaret Ann Venable, a winsome maid of the White County regions of Arkansas, and to whom, was born six children. They moved to Texas in 1895, remaining four years, then coming to Wynnewood. Since statehood they have resided in Maysville, of whom these two old people are much respected and every worthy citizens. Mr. Frizzell is 69 years old.

Bits of Leaves

Jasper B. “Dad” Lawson was born in Cherokee County, Georgia, October 19, 1842. He lived on the farm as a land, pursuing the even tenor of his way, but was at just the right age for ambitious youth to remain uncontrolled when the Civil War broke out.

At the age of 19, Mr. Lawson rallied t the call of the South, joining Colonel Wofford’s regiment of 18th GA Inf., Co. F with Captain Roper as leader. He was in some of the hardest fought battles of the war, among which were the two days fight at Manassas, seven days around Richmond, was n the battle a Fedricksburg, the “Wilderness,” Gettysburg and Chickahominy. He was captured at Boonesboro mountains and held a prisoner 21 months, just a few months before the surrender.

After the war, Mr. Lawson took up farming, which he followed for some years, then went to Atlanta, Georgia where he served on the police force for two years. In 1866 he married Miss Effie Southern of Cherokee County, Ga to whom there were born four children. The two lived happily together for 35 years, when the wife and mother was called upon to depart his life.

In 1901, Mr. Lawson married a second time to Miss Barbara Conley of Waldron, Arkansas, and to whom, have been born three children. Of recent years, the old timer has been engaged in farming and restaurant work alternatively, and although he will be 71 years old with a few months, he is cultivating a small crop this year and seems more spry than many men twenty years his junior.

Boyd High, the genial and popular young clerk at the Live Drug Store Co., was a county seat visitor the first of the week.

Ira C. Bryant returned the first of the week from Alex where he had been for the past few days visiting relatives whom he had not seen in several years.

Uncle Dave Mays and wife returned a few days ago from a few weeks’ visit at Marlin Well, Texas and Sulphur Springs, Texas.

J. P. Sullivan and wife of Berryville, Arkansas, who had been spending several days at the homes of Ed and Ben Vaughn west of town and Howard Vaughn in town, left Tuesday for Pauls Valley where they spent a day or two with Mrs. Cord Montgomery before leaving for Allen, Oklahoma where they will visit a son.

July 18, 1912

J. B. Cox was born in Harlin County, Kentucky July 4, 1840. At the age of 4 years, he moved with his parents to Virginia where he was reared to manhood on the blessed farm. In 1861,he added his strength to support the cause of the Confederacy of the South, for better or for worse.

Mr. Cox was 21 when he joined the Infantry Co. I of the 64th VA Regiment, under Captain Milam, serving under the leadership of that personage for nine months until the company was disbanded. After that, Mr. Cox became a member of the 27th battalion of cavalry, under Capt. Gibson, serving under that gentleman during the remainder of the war.

This veteran experienced many ups and downs during the service, participating in many skirmishes and was captured during the battle of Piedmont and was held prisoner of war for 21 months, later making his escape and reentering the army, surrendering at Cumberland Gap.

In 1866, Mr. Cox married Miss Mary Thompson and to whom were born six children. This gentleman has been engaged in the pursuit of farming and stock raising since the Civil War. He was 73 years old July Fourth.

James Dixon is in Temple, Texas this week, having his eyes treated by the aid of glasses at the Santa Fe hospital…

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