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Re: "Col Walters/Pawnee, Osage, OK...Oil leases etc..ca1900
Posted by: Sherry McClellan (ID *****4618) Date: July 19, 2009 at 19:50:01
In Reply to: Re: "Colonel" E. E. Walters by Leona Goodman of 449

Wondering about this...my Grandad had Skedee as his place of residence, 1917, on the marraige license to marry Miss Mary V. Sublett, who's family moved to Hallett, 1907. DOPittser showed in the 1920 census, Olive, OK..that he was working as an "Oil Engineer". They were in Lander WY in 1918, when my dad was born. They were in Pottawatomie, OK for the1920 Census, where there was an oil boom going on.
My grandmtr's Gardners in Magoffin/Morgan Co's Ky were asso/w the May family during the mid 1800's and a descendant still lives on the ppty, in Magoffin Co. My G-grftr Ben Sublett took his wife, Kate Elam and family from Morgan Co., Ky, on "the train" which took a lot of families from Ky to OK when it became a state, ca1907...He and Kate are buried in Hallett, Pawnee, OK., with a son, Charlie, who died in Utah, late 1950's. I have never figured out what caused them to leave their home in Ky to go to a dusty and wind-blown drought beseiged place in Oklahoma...but apparently many families thought they had a better chance to make it, by moving, at that time. I understand a lotof them had to dig out hills, for shelter and some really suffered, over the winter.


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