I THINK this is your Joe Gibbs.
1900 Township 21, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Joseph Gibbs, white, b. IL April 1864, marr 9 yrs, no occupation
Eliza, Indian, wife, b. Indian Territory, Dec 1873, had given birth to three children but only two alive in 1900
Charles, Ind, b. Indian Terr, Jan 1894
Joseph S., Ind, b. Ind Terr, May 1896
Rogers County was created Jan 26, 1907 from the Cherokee Nation.
1910 Charemore, Rogers, OK
Joseph L. Gibbs, wht, b. IL, 46, marr 18 yrs, pawn broker
Eliza, Ind, b. OK, 35
Charles A., Ind, b. OK, 16
Joseph Scott Gibbs, Ind, b. OK, 13
1930 Verdigris, Rogers, OK
Joe L. Gibbs, b. IL, 66, no occ
Eliza, b. OK, 55, father=mixed blood, mother=Cherokee
1935 Rogers County, OK
1940 Verdigris, Rogers, OK
Joseph L. Gibbs, b. IL, 75, education=high school 4 yrs, no occ
Eliza, 66, educ=high school 4 yrs
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, Rogers, OK
Source: findagrave.com and has pic of tombstone
I found two different John W. Clark's.
1900 Township 26 North, Range 22 East, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
John W. Clark, b. MO, Feb 1872, marr 8 yrs, blacksmith
Ida, wife, b. MO Sept 1873
Pearl, b. MO Oct 1892
1900 Township 10 North, Range 25 East, Cherokee National, Indian Territory
John W. Clark, b. TN Nov 1852, farmer
Minnie, dau, b. TN June 1881
Jennie, dau, b. AR June 1883, farm laborer
Samuel, b. AR Oct 1880, farm laborer
Emma, b. AR Jan 1890, farm laborer
Asie, son, b. AR March 1893
There were other John Clark's and J W might stand for James, Jeremiah, etc.
Alex cochran lived a fairly long life.
1900 Township 15, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Alex Cochran, Cherokee Ind, b. Indian Terr, Aug 1872, marr 3 yrs, farmer
Lizzie, white, wife, b. AR May 1881
Joseph, Ind, b. Ind Terr, May 1897
Jesse, son, Ind, b. Ind Terr, Oct 1899
I didn't find an Alex Cochran with a daughter named Jennie.
1910 township 4, Cherokee, OK
Alexander cochran, Ind, b. OK< 36, marr 11 yrs, general farmer.
Sarah E., white, b. AR, 31, had given birth to six children but only five alive in 1910
Joseph, Ind, b. OK, 11
Jesse, son, Ind, b. OK, 9
Willie, Ind, b. OK, 7
Jack, Ind, b. OK, 5
Avery, son, b. OK, 2
1920 Cookson, Cherokee, OK
Alex Cochran, ind, b. OK, 47, general farmer
Lizzie, wife, wht, b. AR, 40
All children shown as Indian.
Joe, Ind, b. OK, 22, farm laborer home farm
Jesse, Ind, b. OK, 20, farm lab home farm
William, b. OK, 17
Jack, b. OK, 15
Avery, b. OK, 11
Ellen, b. OK, 9
George, b. OK, 6
Walker, b. OK, 4
Bobe, son, b. OK, 0/12th
Alex cochran, Ind, b. OK< 56, general farmer
Lizzie, white, b. AR, 50
All children shown as Indian
William, b. OK, 26, farm hand
Jack, b. OK, 24, farm hand
George, b. OK, 17
Walker, b. OK, 14
Cordell, b. OK, 10
Alex died after the 1930 and before the 1940 Census. Oklahoma doesn't publish their vital record dates so you'll have to search through indexed cemeteries, obituaries, etc.
You can apply for a copy of his death certificate, www.ok.gov/health/Birth_and_Death_Certificates but there are restrictive rules.
1940 Peggs, Cherokee, OK
Lizzie cochran, white, b. AR, 62, farmer, educ=4th grade
William, b. OK, 38, educ=6th grade, farmer
Jack, b. OK, 35, farmer, educ=4th grade
George, b. OK, 25, laborer farm, educ=6th grade
Walter, b. OK, 22, laborer farm, educ=4th grade
Cordell, b. OK, 19, laborer farm, educ=4th grade
Burial: Pettit Cemetery, Pettit, Cherokee, OK
Source: findagrave.com & has pic of tombstone
Sarah E. Cochran
Born: 2 May 1879
MAYBE Last Residence: Tahlequah, Cherokee, OK
Died: 15 July 1971
Source: Social Security Death Index
You should verify both deaths by finding their obituaries. You can contact the Rogers County Genealogical Society, www.okgenweb.org/~okrogers/rcgs.html or Tulsa Genealogical Society, www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oktgs/.
I'd also try to find other/more newspaper articles about what happened. You might be able to get newspapers on microfilm through inter-library loan or history books about the Cherokee Nation in 1895. Contact your local library.
Jack, b. OK, 15
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