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FYI: Some items from March-April 1908 Davis News
Posted by: Nita (ID *****6995) Date: June 11, 2004 at 18:10:48
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This might help someone--no other information.

The Davis News published in Davis, Murray County, Oklahoma

March 26, 1908

Oak Ridge
Most of our farmers are done planting corn. Farmers are further advanced with their work this spring than they have been for a number of years.

Measles have about died out, but it is because there is scarcely anyone left to have them.

Farmers Union meets at this place Friday night. All members requested to be present.

Mrs. A. S. Crippen and Mrs. D. H. Hoover spent Wednesday with Mrs. Charles Grant and family.

Miss Lizzie Menefee visited her parents in Pauls Valley from Tuesday until Sunday.

Miss Thelma Hoover spent Friday night and Saturday with Misses Dora and Minnie Cooper in your town.

Mr. Tom Grant was in Pauls Valley the first of the week.

The M. B. A. Lodge meets at this place Wednesday night. Members are all requested to be present, as there is very important business to attend to.

Our farmers would be pleased to see a good warm rainfall.

Miss Kathrine Williams of your city spent Saturday night and Sunday with the Dr. T. P. Howell’s family.

There will be singing at this place Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Mrs. Granville Sharp was out wolf hunting Tuesday night. He said the race was just fine.

Deputy Farris Kills Jesse Young

Pauls Valley, Okla. March 23--Deputy Sheriff William Farris who shot and instantly killed Jesse Young, near Stratford, Saturday afternoon, was arraigned today on the charge of murder and exonerated.

Young was drunk when Farris went to arrest him Saturday. He resisted and shot at Farris several times with his revolver, each shot going wild of the mark. Farris fired in self defense.

Young was a farmer, 24 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children.

City Locals

Mrs. Sam Satterfield of Sulphur is visiting relatives here.

Miss Johnnie Hardne spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents here.

R. L. Freeman has lots of fine prairie hay for sale.

Miss Leila Lowell of Pauls Valley was the guest of friends here Sunday.

Mrs. A. A. McAdoo went to Hickory Tuesday to spend a few days with friends.

L. H. Greer is agent for all kinds of paper and magazines.

Mrs. W. L. Bird has returned from a visit at the home of her brother Attorney L. L. Blackburn at Baird, Texas.

Mrs. M. F. Sharp of Loraine, Texas is visiting her daughter Mrs. Dr. Anderson. She may spend the summer here.

Thomas W. Frame has been quiet under the weather the past two weeks with muscular rheumatism. He has been subjected to much pain. We are pleased to know he is reported better today.

Mr. and Mrs. M. White of Tishomingo are in the city visiting friends. Mr. White was formerly in the jewelry business here. The old time citizens remember them well and are pleased to see them again.

April 2, 1908

M. and Mrs. Charles Hutchins went to Norman Friday and visited Miss Etta and attended the opera “Carmen,” given by the University school of music.

A man was here last week investigating the large bed of fine sand near town said to be suitable for making glass. He was highly pleased with what he saw, saying it was as fine as any in Oklahoma. Arrangements will likely be made before long to use it. The sand is located on J. E. Morris’ land about six miles west of town.

Justice G. P. Dickinson recently performed his first marriage ceremony, the parties being Douglas Colbert and Hattie Walker, colored people who live on Wild Horse Creek. While we didn’t see the ceremony performed, we are told the Judge tied the knot hard and fast, and went through the ceremony as through he was an old hand at the business.

Found Dead in Bed

Will Thurman, an employee of the Renfro farm near Sulphur, was found dead in bed Tuesday morning. The young man was in apparent good health and had not complained of being sick since his recovery from a epileptic fit Saturday. His home was in Mineola, Texas and his remains will probably be shipped there for burial.

Boys Apply Match to Dynamite
Shawnee, March 31--Boys playing near a half car of giant powder and dynamite caps near the Katy stock yards at 3:00 this afternoon got into a dispute as to whether the powder was good for bad, determined to test it and applied a lighted match to the powder, the powder communicated to the dynamite caps and explosion followed that was heard for miles. The car was blown into fragments and people passing near were blown from their feet and across the road. Six people were seriously injured, and one, a Negro child, died. The injured:

Sammie Countz, white 15; Ira W. Boycley, white 15; George Walker, Negro 14; Lucy Clay, Negro 25; Mary Britton, Negro; Robert Gray, Negro, may die. Three of the injured are horribly burned and if any recover, they will be disfigured.

Death at Sulphur
O. C. Spencer, principal of the telephone exchanges at Sulphur and Mill Creek, died at Sulphur of heart failure last Saturday. The remains were shipped to Salina, Kansas, the old home for burial.

The deceased was not related to L. H. Spencer and E. L. Spencer, proprietors of the telephone exchanges at Davis and other points on the Santa Fe.

Notice to Creditors
Notice is herby given, that letters of Administration on the estate of Mrs. A. O. White, deceased were granted to the undersigned by the County Court of …. Signed March 31, 1908 by L. A. Davis, W. N. Lewis, Adminstrator

April 9, 1908

Children Marry
From the Madill News: On the station platform last Friday afternoon two children giving their names as J. P. Ingram and May Nelson, of Randolph, were married by Rev. R. P. Glenn. The groom had recently put on long pants but the bride wore a dress to her knees. The young people immediately boarded the south bound train without having bought tickets.

Letter List
List of unclaimed letters remaining in the post office at Davis, I. T.:
W. C. Atwood
Miss Maud Airheart
G. W. Flud
Mag (Arbuckle) Gillis
Miss Maud Gamble
Miss Mandid Harris
C. R. McDonald
M. M. Wood
Sam Wilson
In calling for these letters, please say they were advertised. Charles B. Ramsey, postmaster

R. W. Kistler returned Saturday from Maysville where he has been doing carpenter work the past two weeks. He says there is considerable building going on there, and would be more if it were not for the lumber famine.

R. A. Vaughn received a telegram Sunday night about midnight announcing the death of his mother at Horse Cave, Kentucky. He left on the southbound train for Kentucky, going Fort Worth and Memphis. His mother was between 75 and 78 years old age. …

Oak Ridge, April 8, 1908--A very hard rain fell last night and the wind blue severe.

Corn has come up nice. Some of our farmers aimed to plant cotton this week, but the rain interfered.

Rev. Gage filled his regular appointment at this place Sunday.

A. S. Crippen is attending court at Pauls Valley this week.

The subject of children’s day, to be held at this place, was talked a little Sunday. Will decided next Sunday whether or not it will be.

Committees have been appointed, and preparations are being made toward having Children’s Day at Hoover schoolhouse.

Brook Sargent, who has been very low with pneumonia, is some better at this date.

F. M. Sewell, King Crippen and D. S. Griffin attended the Garvin County Union held at Pauls Valley Friday and Saturday.

Members of the M. B. A. are requested to be present at this place Wednesday night.

Rev. W. H. McClurkan
William Hugh McClurkan whose death we chronicled last week as taking place at McKinney, Texas, was born in Dickson County, Tennessee, Oct. 6, 1859. He was married to Miss Nannie Steed in 1879 and moved to Texas in 1882. He has been a minister of the gospel about twenty-four years. He was the father of six children. Funeral services were held at the residence of his brother, W. B. McClurkan, and were conducted by Rev. C. L. Dickey of McKinney. Interment was made in Odd Fellows cemetery, Denton, Texas.

Notice
State of Oklahoma, Murray County
In the matter of the estate of William A. Walker, deceased.
To the heirs, next of kin, and creditors of William A. Walker, deceased.
You are hereby notified that Susie E. Hodges has applied to the County court of Murray… for Letters of Administrator… signed Harry W. Fielding, county judge

Letter List
List of unclaimed letters remaining in the post office at Davis
Frank Burns
Charles Cunningham
Sadie Duke
Harriet Dayman
Sophia Eastman
Walter Farron
Lee Huges
C. W. Morton
Buddy Pliom

Cards
Mrs. C. J. Bryant
Miss Nettie Duke
Mrs. Mahala Jenkins

In calling for these letters, please say they were advertised. Charles B. Ramsey, postmaster




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