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[OKMCCURT-L] AKIN/AKINS/AIKEN/EAKIN

Hi!

I am researching this surname in OK and throughout the US. Would love to
hear from anyone else researching this line. I have over 5,000 Akin/Akins,
etc. families in my files and would love to share info.

Thanks,
Angie
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bgdg@coffey.com

Fowlers in McCurtain Co

Am interested in the Fowlers of McCurtain County. My grandfather was David
A Fowler. He ran a General Store in Milerton. He was also a sherrif. My
great grandfather was Nathanial Mears Fowler. He was the founder of
Fowlerville. Also in the 1920 McCurtain Co census I find a Henerietta
Folwer listed with a Costello family. I am wondering if she could be the
widoow of Nathanial Fowler. I do appreciate all the help I can get. I
also am willing to share my Folwer information. Thank you very much. Davine



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dadhaml@dallas.net

[OKMCCURT-L] LEWIS and BATCHELOR

Hello all!

I am new at this. My family was from Idabell, OK in McCurtain co, so
I am excited about getting your mail!

I am looking for two of my very hard lines to find. My grandfather,
John "Floyd" Batchelor and grandmother, Tiney Burns Batchelor died in
Idabell in the 60's and 70's. I am very interested in talking to anyone
with information about the family.

Second, and even harder to find is my Mom's Lewis family. Most of the
family is gone now. My Mom died the 2nd of this month. Her parents were:
"Jim" James Lee Lewis, and Eva Duncan Lewis. Jim's father was known only
as "Doc" Lewis. He had become a doctor in the Cival War, from AR I
think, but I am pretty sure he died around Bethel or Glover, somewhere
there. I also think he's buried in Wheelock cemetary, with no headstone.
I have been unable to find hardly anything on him, especially his first
name. Does anyone know about doctors in that county in early 1900???
Anything to help!!!!!! His wife was Martha Ann Adams, who died in AR I
think, possibly TX. I only have one Uncle left from this family, and he
can't help me. PLEASE!!! If you can help, contact me at this email
address dadhaml@dallas.net Thank you all so much! I look forward to
reading your queries. Peggy Batchelor Hamlett






dadhaml@dallas.net

[OKMCCURT-L] Batchelor

Hello all!

Just a quick note. I am researching the Batchelor family in North TX,
Red River co, to OK, McCurtain co, to western AR. Anyone with infomation
please contact me!!! I am also researching Lewis families in these areas
too. Thank you!!!! Peggy




dadhaml@dallas.net

[OKMCCURT-L] Isaac LEWIS

Hello everyone!!

I have finally made, I hope a breakthrough. Has anyone heard of
Isaac R. LEWIS, died after 1900 in McCurtain co, OK??? Any information
greatly appreciated!!! Thank you! Peggy dadhaml@dallas.net





dadhaml@dallas.net

[OKMCCURT-L] BURNS

I need help BAD!!!!! I thought I had figured out my family lines, but
you know how that goes!!!!!!! I need to ask if anyone has a census for
Fannin co, TX or later about 1900-10 for McCurtain co, OK please!!! I
have this much at least:

Sam BURNS (Sam might be a nickname) married to Hattie Dean/Burns lived
in Fannin co, TX in the 1880's. They had children Pete, Mollie, Rosie,
Tiney (my grandmother, but my aunt swore her real name was Clementine)
and possibly a daughter with name that sounded like Doanee. Later, when
Sam died after the Cival War, Hattie took papers to a lawyer who skipped
town with papers and a lot of people's money. Hattie never got the
widow's pension from Sam's service. Family tell me she died in McCurtain
co, OK. Iron Stobbs has been mentioned as a residence at one time.

Can anyone look these folks up for me???? PLEASE??????? Possibly you
could tell me who might do it for a fee??? I have no idea who might be
in this area and trustworthy. Thank you for listening and reading!!!!!!!
Peggy dadhaml@dallas.net






dataman@techie.com

Re: [OKMCCURT-L] MY McCURTAIN COUNTY, OK FOLKS - Part Two

Hi Lou Ann,
You'd think with all the kin we have in McCurtain County, we would have
someone in common. The only one that looks familiar is Willie Bell. The
reason for that is that Maddie Willie Bell was my mother's name. She was
named after her step-brother's wife, Maddie Willie Bell Pittman. I have
found out quite a bit about my Sharp family lately, including a Lunsford
connection. Gwendolyn Franklin is my fourth cousin a Sharp descendant. She
married Hubert Lunsford who died in Vietnam in 1967. They had 3 children:
Deborah Ann, b 1953, Janet Lynn b 1954 and Billie Floyd b 1955. All three
were born in MS. He obviously was a career military man. I don't have his
birth date, but if he was the same age as Gwendolyn he was in his early
20's when the children were born. and in his late 30's when he was killed.

Gene Phillips






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[OKMCCURT-L] PHILLIPS in McCurtain County

The B C Phillips family moved to Idabel bet 1912-1914. My grandfather's
first wife died in 1914 in Idabel. He married my grandmother Myrtle Sharp
in 1924. They left Idabel in the late 1930's. Surnames related to PHILLIPS
in McCurtain County: SHARP, HOLLOWAY, PITTMAN, STARLING, & MATKIN.
Descendants of the Starlings and Matkins may still live in McCurtain County.

Descendants of Benjamin Charles PHILLIPS - 24 May 1998
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FIRST GENERATION

1. Benjamin Charles PHILLIPS was born on 15 Oct 1877 in Thayer, Oregon,
MO. He died on 2 Apr 1963 in Rush Springs, Grady, OK. He was buried on 4
Apr 1963 in Rush Springs Cemetery, Rush Springs, OK.

He was married to Myrtle May SHARP (daughter of Arthur Columbus "Tip" SHARP
and Martha L YOUNG) on 19 Sep 1924 in Idabel,McCurtain,OK. Myrtle May
SHARP was born on 16 Feb 1904 in ,McCurtain,OK. She died on 29 Jan 1997 in
Chickasha, Grady, OK. She was buried on 1 Feb 1997 in Rush Springs Cem,
Rush Springs, OK. Benjamin Charles PHILLIPS and Myrtle May SHARP had the
following children:

2 i. Iva Mae PHILLIPS was born on 24 Dec 1927.
+3 ii. Minnie Marie PHILLIPS.
+4 iii. Maddie Willie Belle PHILLIPS.

He was married to Ida PETERS (daughter of Edward PETERS and Sophie
FEHRENKAMP) on 24 Dec 1900 in Atoka, Atoka, OK. Ida PETERS was born on 15
Nov 1874 in Hallettsville, Lavaca, TX. She died on 17 Mar 1914 in
Idabel,McCurtain,OK. She has reference number 14. She was buried in
Dennison Cemetery, Idabel, McCurtain, OK. Benjamin Charles PHILLIPS and
Ida PETERS had the following children:

+5 i. Sophia PHILLIPS.
+6 ii. James Arthur PHILLIPS.
+7 iii. Mattie Bernice Mae PHILLIPS.
+8 iv. William "Sampson" Albert PHILLIPS.
+9 v. Eva Marie PHILLIPS.
10 vi. Edward "Eddie" PHILLIPS was born on 14 Aug 1912 in Hot Springs, Hot
Springs, AR. He died on 15 Oct 1912. He has reference number 209.
+11 vii. Simon "Bud" PHILLIPS.



SECOND GENERATION

3. Minnie Marie PHILLIPS was born on 9 Oct 1928 in Red River, McCurtain,
OK. She died before 1990.

She was married to Walter GOFF before 1949. Walter GOFF died about 1968 in
Inola, Rogers, OK. Minnie Marie PHILLIPS and Walter GOFF had the following
children:

12 i. Charles GOFF.
13 ii. Jimmy GOFF.
14 iii. Dale GOFF has reference number 162.

4. Maddie Willie Belle PHILLIPS was born on 22 Feb 1934 in Brown TWP,
Comanchh, OK. She died on 19 Oct 1992 in Chickasha, Grady, OK. She was
buried on 21 Oct 1992 in Rush Springs Cemetery, Rush Springs, OK.

Maddie Willie Belle PHILLIPS and William S GARRETT had the following
children:

+15 i. William Eugene PHILLIPS Sr.

She was married to Alton Creel MOULDER (son of Laman W MOULDER and Fannie
OSBORNE) on 24 Oct 1953 in Chickasha, Grady, OK. She was divorced from
Alton Creel MOULDER on 18 Jun 1955. Alton Creel MOULDER was born on 15 Sep
1925 in Vinson, Harmon, OK. He died on 3 Dec 1991 in Chickasha, Grady, OK.
He was buried on 7 Dec 1991 in Rush Springs, Grady, OK. He has reference
number 7. Maddie Willie Belle PHILLIPS and Alton Creel MOULDER had the
following children:

+16 i. Carla Nell MOULDER.
17 ii. Carl Creel MOULDER was born on 9 Sep 1954 in Marlow, Stepehns, OK.
He has reference number 30.
18 iii. Wallis Glenn MOULDER was born on 3 Nov 1955 in Chickasha, Grady,
OK. He died on 3 Nov 1955 in Chickasha, Grady, OK. He was buried in
Chickasha, Grady, OK.
19 iv. Walla Linn MOULDER was born on 3 Nov 1955 in Chickasha, Grady, OK.
She died on 3 Nov 1955 in Chickasha, Grady, OK. She was buried on 3 Nov
1955 in Chickasha, Grady, OK.

She was married to Fred Larue JORDAN (son of Larue JORDAN and Emma SMITH)
on 6 Oct 1962 in CARLSBAD, EDDY, NM. Fred Larue JORDAN was born on 22 Feb
1919 in Shamrock, Creek, OK. He died on 29 Aug 1985 in Rush Springs,
Grady, OK. He was buried on 3 Sep 1985 in Rush Springs Cemetery, Rush
Springs, OK. He has reference number 8.

5. Sophia PHILLIPS was born on 23 Nov 1901 in Caddo, Bryan, OK. She has
reference number 201.

She was married to Luther Clarence HOLLOWAY (son of Elija HOLLOWAY and
Harriet Elizabeth CATLETT) on 1 Sep 1923 in Idabel,McCurtain,OK. Luther
Clarence HOLLOWAY was born on 11 Mar 1889 in Alisha,Lawrence,AR. He died
on 28 Nov 1974 in Clebern, Johnson, TX. He has reference number 202. He
was buried in Green Acres Cemetery, Joshua, , TX. Sophia PHILLIPS and
Luther Clarence HOLLOWAY had the following children:

20 i. Sidney HOLLOWAY was born in 1925.
21 ii. Charles HOLLOWAY was born in 1927.
22 iii. Oscar HOLLOWAY.
23 iv. William HOLLOWAY.

6. James Arthur PHILLIPS was born on 25 Nov 1902 in Caddo,Bryan,OK. He
died on 22 Oct 1907 in Burney,Shasta,CA. He was buried in Burney District
Cemetery,Burney,Shasta,CA.

He was married to Maddie Willie Belle PITTMAN on 5 Sep 1926. James Arthur
PHILLIPS and Maddie Willie Belle PITTMAN had the following children:

+24 i. Sarah Maxine PHILLIPS.
25 ii. Kenneth Wayne PHILLIPS was born on 3 Nov 1932 in Winters, , TX. He
has reference number 225.
+26 iii. Oleta PHILLIPS.

7. Mattie Bernice Mae PHILLIPS was born on 17 Feb 1905 in Clarksville, Red
River, TX. She died in 1928 in Broken Bow, McCurtain, OK. She has
reference number 203. She was buried in Rock Hill Cemetery, Broken Bow,
McCurtain, OK.

She was married to Bonner Ruy MATKIN on 20 Oct 1924 in Dequeen, Sevier, AR.
Bonner Ruy MATKIN was born in 1903. He has reference number 204. Mattie
Bernice Mae PHILLIPS and Bonner Ruy MATKIN had the following children:

+27 i. William Harvey MATKIN.

8. William "Sampson" Albert PHILLIPS was born on 5 Oct 1907 in
Clarksville, Red River, TX. He died on 3 May 1966 in Ontario, Bernardino,
CA. He was buried on 5 May 1966 in Bellview Cemetery, Ontario, Bernardino,
CA.

Ollie SEAGRAVES has reference number 206. William "Sampson" Albert
PHILLIPS and Ollie SEAGRAVES had the following children:

28 i. Evon PHILLIPS has reference number 217.
29 ii. Helen PHILLIPS has reference number 219.
30 iii. Jean PHILLIPS has reference number 223.
31 iv. Barbara PHILLIPS has reference number 215.
32 v. Vickie PHILLIPS has reference number 243.

He was married to Ollie SEAGRAVES.

9. Eva Marie PHILLIPS was born on 6 Feb 1910 in Hot Springs, Hot Springs,
AR. She died on 24 Mar 1985 in Idabel,McCurtain,OK. She was buried on 26
Mar 1985 in Canfield Cemetery, McCurtain, OK. She has reference number 207.

She was married to Sam STARLING about 1929 in Idabel,McCurtain,OK. Sam
STARLING has reference number 208. Eva Marie PHILLIPS and Sam STARLING had
the following children:

33 i. Romona STARLING was born on 23 Jul 1930.
34 ii. Jack STARLING was born on 19 Aug 1938.
35 iii. Lois STARLING was born on 12 Sep 1940.
36 iv. Helen STARLING was born on 8 Dec 1946.

11. Simon "Bud" PHILLIPS was born on 9 Mar 1914 in Idabel,McCurtain,OK.
He has reference number 107.

He was married to Helen GOODWIN (daughter of Minnie LEWIS) about 1947 in
Durant, Bryan, OK. Helen GOODWIN was born on 27 Jul 1925 in
Durant,Bryan,OK. She has reference number 108. Simon "Bud" PHILLIPS and
Helen GOODWIN had the following children:



Prepared by:
William E Phillips
PO Box 892891
Oklahoma City, OK 73189-2891
(405) 410-4546
dataman@techie.com






dataman@techie.com

[OKMCCURT-L] Sharps in McCurtain County

Arthur C Sharp and his family moved to the Idabel area around 1900. The
following surnames related to SHARP were in McCurtain County: YOUNG,
PITTMAN, PHILLIPS, WHITTEN, BURNS. HOOVER, just across the river in Red
River County,TX. Descendants of Claud Sharp and Logather Sharp still live
in the Idabel area.

Descendants of Arthur Columbus "Tip" SHARP - 24 May 1998
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FIRST GENERATION

1. Arthur Columbus "Tip" SHARP was born on 16 Mar 1879 in MS. He died on
4 Oct 1963 in Rt 4 Marlow, Stephens, OK. He was buried on 7 Oct 1963 in
Rush Springs Cemetery, Rush Springs, OK.

He was married to Martha L YOUNG (daughter of ? YOUNG and ? [YOUNG]) on 2
Sep 1898 in AR. Martha L YOUNG was born on 15 Jul 1881 in ,,TN. She was
buried in 1971 in Rush Springs Cemetery, Rush Springs, OK. She died about
1971 in Marlow, Stephens, OK. Arthur Columbus "Tip" SHARP and Martha L
YOUNG had the following children:

+2 i. Claud Leslie SHARP.
+3 ii. Albert Clay SHARP.
+4 iii. Myrtle May SHARP.
+5 iv. Logather May SHARP.
6 v. Walter Clay SHARP was born on 19 May 1911 in Idabel,McCurtain,OK. He
died on 26 May 1993 in Chickasha, Grady, OK. He was buried on 28 May 1993
in Rush Springs Cemetery, Rush Springs, OK.
+7 vi. Dorothy May SHARP.
+8 vii. Eve Iscott SHARP.
+9 viii. Edith May SHARP.



SECOND GENERATION

2. Claud Leslie SHARP was born on 3 Sep 1899. He died in Sep 1987 in
,McCurtain,OK.

Claud Leslie SHARP and (Female) PITTMAN had the following children:

+10 i. Harold SHARP.
+11 ii. Kenneth Dale SHARP.

3. Albert Clay SHARP was born on 1 Aug 1901. He died in Nov 1969 in
Hollis, Harmon, OK.

Albert Clay SHARP and Gertrude MOULDER had the following children:

+12 i. Benjamin Clay SHARP.

Albert Clay SHARP and ? [SHARP] had the following children:

+13 i. Juanita SHARP.

4. Myrtle May SHARP was born on 16 Feb 1904 in ,McCurtain,OK. She died on
29 Jan 1997 in Chickasha, Grady, OK. She was buried on 1 Feb 1997 in Rush
Springs Cem, Rush Springs, OK.

She was married to Benjamin Charles PHILLIPS (son of William C PHILLIPS and
Mary E MILLS) on 19 Sep 1924 in Idabel,McCurtain,OK. Benjamin Charles
PHILLIPS was born on 15 Oct 1877 in Thayer, Oregon, MO. He died on 2 Apr
1963 in Rush Springs, Grady, OK. He was buried on 4 Apr 1963 in Rush
Springs Cemetery, Rush Springs, OK. Myrtle May SHARP and Benjamin Charles
PHILLIPS had the following children:

14 i. Iva Mae PHILLIPS was born on 24 Dec 1927.
+15 ii. Minnie Marie PHILLIPS.
+16 iii. Maddie Willie Belle PHILLIPS.

She was married to Charlie WHITTEN before 1922 in Idabel,McCurtain,OK.
Charlie WHITTEN has reference number 11. Myrtle May SHARP and Charlie
WHITTEN had the following children:

+17 i. Marion PHILLIPS.

5. Logather May SHARP was born on 24 Nov 1907. She died on 23 Feb 1998 in
Idabel,McCurtain,OK.

Logather May SHARP and Robert PITTMAN had the following children:

18 i. Robert Lee PITTMAN.
19 ii. Bill PITTMAN.
20 iii. Mike PITTMAN.

L E BURNS died in 1968. He was buried in 1968 in Rush Springs Cemetery,
Rush Springs, OK. He has reference number 211.



7. Dorothy May SHARP was born in 1915.

Robert PIPKIN died in Sterling, Comanche, OK. Dorothy May SHARP and Robert
PIPKIN had the following children:

21 i. Steve PIPKIN.

8. Eve Iscott SHARP was born in 1918.

She was married to William John HOOVER (son of ? HOOVER and Ludee [HOOVER])
on 16 Sep 1933 in Lawton, Comanche, OK. William John HOOVER was born on 26
Aug 1914 in Clarksville, Red River, TX. He died on 8 Sep 1969 in Kermit,
Wink, TX. He was buried in Kermit, Wink, TX. Eve Iscott SHARP and William
John HOOVER had the following children:

22 i. Melvin Lee HOOVER.
23 ii. Billy Ray HOOVER.
+24 iii. Francis Geraldine HOOVER.
+25 iv. Betty Jean HOOVER.
26 v. Michael Thomas HOOVER.
27 vi. Cathy Jan HOOVER.

9. Edith May SHARP.




Prepared by:
William E Phillips
PO Box 892891
Oklahoma City, OK 73189-2891
(405) 410-4546
dataman@techie.com







dataman@techie.com

[OKMCCURT-L] School District #40, Shults, OK - 1916

I have a single page from a school census? taken in 1916. It has Children's
names, birthdays and guardians or parents. The following surnames are
mentioned.
Wilcox, McCllom (sic), Phillips, Nunn, Burkhalter, Nugent, Foley, Golden,
Mauldin, Coffman, McGowen, Green, Wood, Blackwood, & Raymer.

My gf and 5 children from his first marriage are on there. Of interest is a
C P Phillips that was the guardian of Willie Nunn and Leona Nunn. My gf had
an uncle Charles that was born in 1861. I don't have any info on him. The
Nunn family are long time friends with my Sharp and Phillips family from
Idabel. They all moved about the same time in the late 1930's from Idabel
to the Rush Springs OK area. I have a lot of pictures I got from my mother
of the Nunns.

Gene Phillips




Dthubb@aol.com

[OKMCCURT-L] Singleton

Hi,

I am searching for the parents and siblings of Tempie Singleton. she married
William Brinkley in 1889 in Hempstead County Arkansas. They had the following
known children; Radford, Jess, robert, Harvey. At some point they lived in
Mccurtain county and Jess died there in 1972.

Tawsha Hubbard





Dthubb@aol.com

[OKMCCURT-L] Huckabee

Hi,

I am looking for information about the names of Olen Huckabee's parents and
siblings. He married Eutive Womack from idabel. And they had the following
children; Womack Wayne, Gloria Ann, and Nancy. Olen died in the 1970's this
is all that I know about Olen's family.

Tawsha Hubbard





Dthubb@aol.com

[OKMCCURT-L] from list owner

Hi everyone,

I am the listowner of this list. I hope we will have a very informative list
and people will make a lot of connections. I am from Broken Bow. I still
have a lot of relatives in Idabel and Broken Bow.

I have a web page that I will be putting the mailing list queries on ,
probably next week. I am also transcribing the 1910 census but it will take a
while to do.
if anyone has anything they would like to add to the page census records,
marriage records etc. Just tell me and I will add them.

My page is at http://members.tripod.com/~tawshasgenealogy/

thank you,

Tawsha




Dthubb@aol.com

[OKMCCURT-L] New family

Hi,

I am trying to find out about the New family from McCurtain county. Maud New
Hess Brinkley, died in 1934 outside of Broken bow at the age of 41. She had a
brother named Jack New. It says on the 1910 McCurtain County Census that her
father was from Missouri. She married a Hess first and had two sons, Lous and
Troy. Then she married Jess Brinkley and had the following children; Buddy,
Julis(Bob), Helen, Douglas and Mitchell, if you have any information about
this family please e-mail me.

Tawsha





Dthubb@aol.com

[OKMCCURT-L] Lafate AND ARDELIA TODD

Hi,

I am trying to find information about this family. Lafate Todd who married
Ardelia McCurdy. They had the following children;
Elsie Marie born 1895, Zonnie, Lonnie, Addy, Will, Mina, John. Laura Gene, and
Vennie. They lived mostly around McCurtain county and in between Broken bow
and DeQueen Arkansas. Anyone seen this family?

Tawsha




glo207@swbell.net

[OKMCCURT-L] MCDANIEL

Looking for anyone who can help me with the MCDANIEL family name.
Benjamin Franklin McDaniel was my great-grandfather who was married to
Elizabeth Ann Scarber or something like that. From TN. Grandfather was
Lemuel Benjamin McDaniel born in Suplhur Spring, TX - 1873 and wife
Ruthie Hollis born in Sulphur Springs, TX - 1878 they had 12 children.
Would also like to know if there is a McDaniel book anyone knows of?
Thank you
Gloria
glo207@swbell.net





godsman@ix.netcom.com

[OKMCCURT-L] Helton Family Inquiry

Greetings all!

I'm looking for any information on the Helton family who resided in the
Bethel area prior to 1920. They migrated from Mt. Ida, Ark.

Simon Peter Helton was killed in 1925 when he stepped from an automobile
to recover his hat; he fell and hit his head. He died in a hospital in
Bethel. If someone knows how to find records related to this, let me
know.

Thanks for any and all help.


Stan Helton


Stanley N. Helton
Carrollton Avenue Church of Christ
4540 S. Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

504-486-5714 (o)
504-486-5715 (fax)
504-282-3804 (h)

godsman@ix.netcom.com








henry.hancock@lmco.com

[OKMCCURT-L] HANCOCKs in McCurtain Co

Greetings--

I am new to this list and would like to post a little about who I am
searching for.

My grandfather died in McCurtain Co (Smithville) on 30 sep 1949. His name
was James Monroe HANCOCK (b. 13 sep 1858, Amity, Clark, AR). Before this
date, his last known whereabouts was in Stroud, Lincoln, OK in 1905 when my
father was born. My grandmother may or may not have ever been in/around
McCurtain as she died in Stroud either in 1907 or 1927 (still working on
that).

When I was a boy (early 1970's), my family visited my Uncle Newton HANCOCK
in Smithville. I also am looking for any vital info, descendants, etc on
him. My memory is sketchy because of my age at the time, but I remember
that at the time, his wife (?? HANCOCK) was in a hospital or convalescent
home in Broken Bow.

Is there anyone out there who recognizes these names?? Do any of you
currently reside in either Smithville or Broken Bow or might have access to
say the 1940 census. James Monroe was buried in his home town of Amity (or
so I am told), but my Uncle Newt(on) and his wife are probably buried in
Smithville.

Any info or leads would be greatly appreciated. I live in CA and would be
glad to help anyone in any way I can.

Hank HANCOCK





henry.hancock@lmco.com

[OKMCCURT-L] HANCOCK/MOWDY in Smithville

Thanks to the McCurtain Co., OK list (thank you Lou Ann), I have somemore
info to add and of course with that more questions to answer. My uncle
Newton(Newt) HANCOCK (b. 1899 in Stroud, Lincoln, OK) was in Smithville,
McCurtain Co., OK between 1914 and 1960's. He was married to ???MOWDY. He
may have been married in the county as his brother-in-law, "Mr. MOWDY", was
also in the area. My Uncle Newt was somewhat of a bootlegger (LouAnn, do I
have your permission to reprint your fathers story to the HANCOCK list??).
He and Mr. MOWDY would travel to Mena, Polk, Ar and Idabel, McCurtain, OK
together quite often--Since they travelled in my uncle's 1937 truck, I
assume this was after 1937. Mr. MOWDY was killed in an auto accident on one
of these trips.

Newt had at least one daughter (name & vitals unk). Would love to identify
her and his wife and any other children. Am very interested in hearing
anything about the area history, any other HANCOCKs that finds any of this
familiar, likewise with any MOWDY's. Does anyone know if there is a MOWDY
list?

Thanks for your time (thanks again to LouAnn)

Hank






kmcneil@u.washington.edu

[OKMCCURT-L] Hill Family

Hi,
Like many others I am looking for family in McCurtain County Oklahoma.
My great great grandparents made their home in Eagletown and that is
where my grandmother and mother were born. My grandparents were Wylie
H. Hill and Ida Ford Hill. They were disowned by their respective
families and we have little information on their parents. If anyone has
any info I would really appreciate it, as the family has been searching
for this link for over seventy years. Thanks
Katherine Nell Hill McNeil

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LAPL@worldnet.att.net

[OKMCCURT-L] WAUHOP

Seeking information on Mr. Wauhop who was the sheriff of McCurtain Co.,
OK for several years. His daughter, Kate (Kathrine) is my aunt and
still lives in Idabel, OK., she was born in 1912.

My father, Troy O. Phillips was born and raised in Smithville, OK and
had many kin there, in Bethel, OK and in Sulfur Springs/Watson, OK.

Lou Ann

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LAPL@worldnet.att.net

[OKMCCURT-L] JAMES ALLEN ATCHLEY

Seeking information on the family of James Allen Atchley. He went by
the name of Allen Atchley most of the time. He lived in and around
Smithville, OK for several years. Left his family there to work in
Oregon, when he came back he took his children, 3 I think, back to
Oregon with him, he divorced his wife there in McCurtain County. The
family said she was an Indian, probably Choctaw but not sure. Any
information on his wife and children would be greatly appreciated.

Lou Ann

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During our research trips, when a book is purchased relating to our
family's history or listing information of the area, we buy two: One
to keep and one to donate to our Clayton Genealogical Library in the
family's name or a member of the family.
Lou Ann & Woody Lunsford
NATIVE TEXAN 8310 Werner, Houston, TX 77037 TEXAS PROUD
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LAPL@worldnet.att.net

WOMACKS

Here are the WOMACKS that I show in my family from OK:

Descendants of Leon Berkenbile

1 Leon Berkenbile d: 1940
. +Leverda Phillips b: February 23, 1920 m: July 28, 1938
...... 2 Juanita Maxine Berkenbile b: November 26, 1939
.......... +Clifford Womack m: May 08, 1957
.............. 3 Donna Lisa Womack b: March 21, 1959
.............. 3 Clifford Leon Womack b: July 28, 1960
.............. 3 Lara Ann Womack b: July 11, 1962

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[OKMCCURT-L] MY McCURTAIN COUNTY, OK FOLKS - Part Two

LOU ANN PHILLIPS LUNSFORD FILES - McCURTAIN COUNTY FAMILY

1 James Matterson "Matt" Phillips b: July 22, 1842 in Walker Co. AL.
d: May 01, 1910 in Witherspoon Cemetery, Vandervoort, ARK
. +Nancy Jane Nations b: 1850 in Walker Co. AL d: Abt 1879 in Buried by
Ark.River, place unknown m: Abt 1870 in Walker Co. AL
...... 2 Infant Phillips b: Abt 1870 in Walker Co. AL
...... 2 James Marion Phillips b: June 24, 1872 in Walker Co. AL d:
June 23, 1942 in Smithville, OK. Smithville Cemetery, Smithville OK
.......... +Kizzie Isabel Brock b: June 15, 1873 in Polk Co. ARK. d:
August 11, 1936 in Smithville, OK. Smithville Cemetery, Smithville OK m:
Abt 1892 in Gillham, Ark.
.............. 3 Melvin Thomas Phillips b: June 29, 1892 in Polk Co.,
AR d: August 11, 1976 in Smithville, OK. Smithville Cemetery, Smithville
OK
.................. +Willie Bell Webb b: July 07, 1907 in Polk Co., AR
d: August 26, 1985 in Smithville, OK. Smithville Cemetery, Smithville OK
.............. 3 Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" Phillips b: April 22, 1896 in
Polk Co., AR d: 1972
.................. +Riley Wisenhunt
.............. 3 Sarah Phillips b: July 11, 1898 in Polk Co., AR d:
October 18, 1899 in Witherspoon Cemetery, Polk Co. Ark.
.............. 3 Jasper "Jap" Phillips b: October 18, 1900 in Polk
Co., AR. d: Abt 1949 in Wayne, OK ?
.................. +Letha
.............. 3 Elbert Phillips, Sr. b: September 23, 1902 in Polk
Co., AR d: 1974
.............. 3 Minnie Jane "Jackie" Phillips b: May 20, 1905 in Polk
Co., AR
.................. +Rathmel Littell
.............. 3 Elmer Anderson "Punky" Phillips b: September 23, 1907
in Indian Territory, Watson, Ok McCurtain Co. d: August 22, 1977 in CA.
.................. +Ruby
.............. 3 Amy Mae Phillips b: January 15, 1910 in Indian
Territory, Watson, Ok McCurtain Co.
.................. +Oscar Davis
.............. 3 Emma Isabelle "Billie" Phillips b: September 20, 1912
in Indian Territory, Watson, Ok McCurtain Co.
.................. +Leon Hobson
...... 2 Mary Francis Phillips b: Abt 1874 in Walker Co. AL d: Unknown
in Wayne, OK
.......... +Robert "Bobby" Boyston b: Unknown in Unknown d: Unknown in
Unknown m: Unknown in Unknown
.............. 3 Elsie Boyston
.................. +Albert Wright
.............. 3 Essie Boyston
.................. +Bill Holten
.............. 3 Elmer Boyston
.............. 3 Artie Boyston
.............. 3 Vestal Boyston
...... 2 Infant Phillips b: Abt 1877 in Ark. ? d: Abt 1879 in Buried
by Ark. River, place unknown
...... 2 Nancy Elizabeth Phillips b: September 24, 1879 d: November
20, 1943
.......... +Walter Masterson b: February 10, 1883 d: March 24, 1947
.............. 3 Ethel Orabee Masterson
.................. +Bill Shaw
.............. 3 Clifton Masterson
.................. +Flossie Jones
.............. 3 Edna Leona Masterson
.............. 3 Mellie Fredonia Masterson
.............. 3 Matterson Efford "Matt" Masterson
.................. +Eva Brown
.............. 3 Alice Masterson
.................. +Bob Sullivan
.............. 3 Evadee Masterson
*2nd Wife of James Matterson "Matt" Phillips:
. +Rebecca Blackman b: December 05, 1858 in AL. d: July 28, 1932 in
Witherspoon Cemetery, Vandervoort, ARK m: December 1882 in Mena, Ark.
...... 2 Walter Alonzo Phillips b: December 27, 1883 in Polk Co. ARK
d: September 15, 1898 in Witherspoon Cemetery, Vandervoort, ARK
...... 2 Arthur Phillips b: June 09, 1885 in Vandervoort, Ark. Polk
Co. d: December 20, 1930 in Clinton Ok. Hospital. Burial unknown
.......... +Leana "Lonnie" Blake b: Abt 1881 d: February 12, 1975 in
Mulhall, Ok.? m: March 12, 1909 in Cove, Ark.
.............. 3 Vera Orine Phillips b: January 05, 1910 d: 1984
.................. +Figurora
.............. 3 Ermond Odie Phillips b: December 17, 1911 d: June 16,
1939 in Mulhall, Ok.
.............. 3 Ethel Mary Jane Phillips b: November 02, 1913 d:
February 10, 1932 in Mulhall, Ok.
.............. 3 Ernest David Phillips b: May 22, 1916
.................. +Vera Mae Beliel m: February 26, 1942 in Guthrie,
Ok.
.............. 3 Dorothy Mae Phillips b: July 24, 1918
.................. +Herbert E. Mills b: in Mulhall, Ok. m: November
23, 1938 in Mulhall, Ok.
.............. 3 Leverda Phillips b: February 23, 1920
.................. +Leon Berkenbile d: 1940 m: July 28, 1938
.............. *2nd Husband of Leverda Phillips:
.................. +Frank Jeffries m: 1942
.............. *3rd Husband of Leverda Phillips:
.................. +Paul Gilliand m: May 08, 1971
...... 2 Ody Matterson Phillips b: December 24, 1887 in Polk Co. ARK
d: January 08, 1938 in Bethel Ok. Bethel Cemetery, McCurtain Co. Ok.
.......... +Mary F. Martin b: April 03, 1892 d: October 16, 1937 in
Bethel Ok. Bethel Cemetery, McCurtain Co. Ok. m: October 06, 1912
.............. 3 Velma Rebecca Phillips
.................. +Walter Demarest m: May 16, 1942
.............. 3 Infant Girl Phillips
.............. 3 Ervin Phillips
.................. +Alice
.............. 3 Floyd Columbus Phillips b: September 29, 1913
.................. +Lillian Nelson
.............. 3 Vivian Phillips b: January 17, 1915
.................. +Lonnie Green d: July 28, 1937 m: April 24, 1937
.............. *2nd Husband of Vivian Phillips:
.................. +Husten Green m: August 06, 1938
.............. 3 David Baker Phillips b: May 03, 1920
.................. +Marcella Wydena May b: September 06, 1928 m: May
03, 1946 in Mena, Ark.
.............. 3 Solomon Victor Phillips b: May 22, 1921 in Bethel,
Ok.
.................. +Velma Lois Harkins m: September 04, 1946 in Mena,
Ark.
.............. 3 Virgie Phillips b: 1924 d: 1926
.............. 3 Gracie A. Phillips b: July 13, 1930 in Bethel Ok.
.................. +McGlendon Richardson m: May 10, 1950
.............. 3 Eva Lee Phillips b: June 12, 1932 in Bethel Ok.
.................. +Stanley E. Taylor m: April 03, 1949
.............. *2nd Husband of Eva Lee Phillips:
.................. +Howard Duley m: July 26, 1970
...... 2 Daniel Lawson Phillips b: October 05, 1890 in Polk Co. ARK d:
November 04, 1982 in Bethel Cemetery, Bethel, OK
.......... +Velva Crystal Ragsdale b: August 27, 1912 d: August 31,
1994 in Roswell, New Mexico m: 1928
.............. 3 James Lee Phillips, Sr. b: December 23, 1929
.................. +Theo Josephine "Jo" Walls b: January 31, 1935 m:
September 21, 1951
.............. *2nd Wife of James Lee Phillips, Sr.:
.................. +Barbara LaCour "Bobbie" Wallace b: January 22,
1948 m: September 10, 1977
.............. 3 Dovie Lee Phillips b: May 12, 1932
.................. +David Otha Bounds b: March 03, 1921 m: September
08, 1953
.............. 3 Lowell L. Phillips b: October 05, 1935
.................. +Celia Vernell Hawkins b: August 22, 1938 m: June
12, 1954
.............. 3 Nellie May Phillips b: April 21, 1938
.................. +Hugh Edward Moss
.............. *2nd Husband of Nellie May Phillips:
.................. +Hugh Thomas Hubbard b: November 05, 1935
.............. 3 Roy Matterson Phillips b: June 27, 1941
.................. +Saundra Ann Clark b: February 26, 1943 m: December
21, 1959
.............. 3 Kenneth David Phillips b: July 19, 1943 in NEVER
MARRIED
.............. 3 Alice Faye Phillips b: February 13, 1947
.................. +John Sharp m: April 01, 1977
.............. 3 William Evert Phillips b: August 22, 1948
.................. +Sherry Lynn Chambers b: February 28, 1956
.............. 3 Velma Ruth Phillips b: August 15, 1950
.................. +Ronnie Dale Stewart
...... 2 Hiram Oliver Phillips b: March 22, 1893 in Polk Co. ARK d:
July 04, 1906 in Watson, Ok. Buried,Witherspoon Cemetery, Vandervoort,
ARK
...... 2 Ada Florence Phillips b: August 21, 1895 in Polk Co. ARK.
(Per Roy & Ann Phillips, Ada lived in Indiana)
.......... +Jessie Monroe Graham b: in GA m: July 11, 1926
.............. 3 Mildred Graham
.............. 3 Ruby Graham b: July 05, 1927 d: July 05, 1927
.............. 3 Perlie Mae Graham b: March 01, 1929
.................. +Edward Seymour m: July
.............. 3 David Monroe Graham b: February 28, 1935
.................. +Louise Fugit
.............. *2nd Wife of David Monroe Graham:
.................. +Louanna
...... 2 David Lawrence "Bud" Phillips b: August 21, 1895 in Polk Co.
ARK d: November 22, 1982 in Bethel Cemetery, Bethel, OK
.......... +Minda A. Crain b: June 24, 1910 d: December 06, 1990 in
Bethel Cemetery, Bethel, OK m: June 20, 1926
.............. 3 Archie Lee Phillips b: March 07, 1941
.................. +Bobby Jean Graham
.............. *2nd Wife of Archie Lee Phillips:
.................. +Ruth Bell m: October 14, 1959
.............. 3 Alta Marie Phillips b: November 17, 1942
.................. +Dale Debs Warren b: April 13, 1935
...... 2 Ida Effie Phillips b: November 03, 1898 in Vandervoort, Ark.
Polk Co. d: June 1996 in Bethel Cemetery, Bethel, OK. McCurtain County.
.......... +Joseph Dewey Walston b: April 02, 1908 d: November 17, 1985
in Bethel Cemetery, Bethel, OK. McCurtain County. m: April 14, 1971 in
Clarksville, Tx.
...... 2 William Lee Phillips b: July 23, 1901 in Vandervoort, Ark.
Polk Co. d: June 25, 1945 in Killed near Pineville, Oregon. Buried,
Bethel Cemetery, Bethel, OK
.......... +Hettie Keiss b: February 01, 1906 d: November 15, 1976 in
Bethel Cemetery, Bethel, OK m: October 14, 1924
.............. 3 Ruby Elizabeth Phillips
.............. 3 Nellie Lorene Phillips
.................. +Roger Brooks
.............. 3 Daisy Althie Jane Phillips
.................. +Bill Rash
.............. 3 Starling Matterson Phillips
.............. 3 Melva Corine Phillips
.................. +Don Winship
.............. 3 Ples Mason Phillips b: September 11
.............. 3 Bessie Lorene Phillips b: June 27, 1931 d: May 07,
1986
.................. +Wayne Davis

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[OKMCCURT-L] MY McCURTAIN COUNTY , OK FOLKS - Part One

These are some of my PHILLIPs line that came into McCurtain County OK:

LOU ANN PHILLIPS LUNSFORD FILES - McCURTAIN COUNTY FAMILY

1 Charles Alvie Phillips, Jr. b: September 10, 1866 in Jefferson Co.
AL d: March 02, 1950 in Smithville, OK. Smithville Cemetery, Smithville
OK
. +Margaret Jane Cross b: June 04, 1868 in Tallapoosa Co., AL d:
February 23, 1963 in Smithville, OK. Smithville Cemetery, Smithville OK
m: January 06, 1884 in Vandervoort, ARK. Polk Co. ARK
...... 2 Gabriel Coleman "G.C. or Gabe" Phillips b: April 28, 1888 in
Alabama d: February 17, 1980 in Norman OK. Smithville Cemetery,
Smithville, OK
.......... +Hattie Emiline Shepherd b: December 16, 1888 in Arkansas d:
August 09, 1978 in Idabel OK. Smithville Cemetery. Smithville, OK m:
November 13, 1904 in Barber, Arkansas, Logan County
.............. 3 Clara Mae Phillips b: December 22, 1905 in Red Bay,
AL d: November 08, 1991 in Mena, ARK. Smithville Cemetery, McCurtain Co.
OK
.................. +Coy Chatham b: July 13, 1902 in Athens, ARK d: May
16, 1981 in Smithville, OK. Smithville Cemetery, McCurtain Co. OK m:
August 23, 1925 in Front Porch of Homeplace, Smithville, OK
...................... 4 Raymond Phelan Chatham, Sr. b: February 02,
1927 in Smithville, OK.
.......................... +Eloise Thornton b: April 05, 1929 in
Direks, Ark. Sevier Co.
...................... 4 Doyle Gene Chatham b: December 22, 1929 in
Smithville, OK.
.......................... +Barbara
...................... *2nd Wife of Doyle Gene Chatham:
.......................... +Shirley
...................... 4 Charles Cleman Chatham b: February 06, 1934
in Smithville, OK.
.......................... +Billye Colene Hopkins
...................... *2nd Wife of Charles Cleman Chatham:
.......................... +Waltraud Kuhn
...................... 4 Betty Sue Chatham b: February 18, 1936 in
Smithville, OK.
.......................... +Loyal Coleman
...................... *2nd Husband of Betty Sue Chatham:
.......................... +Bob Rudisill
...................... *3rd Husband of Betty Sue Chatham:
.......................... +Lee Chadwell
...................... *4th Husband of Betty Sue Chatham:
.......................... +Andy Palone
...................... 4 Peggy Lou Chatham b: February 18, 1936 in
Smithville, OK.
.......................... +Stephen Holly Hopkins
.............. 3 Lewis Coleman Phillips b: June 26, 1907 in Red Bay,
AL d: February 05, 1978 in Idabel OK. Denison Cemetery, Idabel, OK
.................. +Katherine D. Wauhop b: February 01, 1912 in Madras
Community, TX (or Whiterock) m: June 15, 1930 in Idabell, OK
...................... 4 Billy Howard Phillips b: November 23, 1931 in
Smithville, OK d: June 29, 1981 in Palm Springs, CA. Denison Cemetery,
Idabel, OK
.......................... +Paula Tuggle m: July 07, 1951
...................... *2nd Wife of Billy Howard Phillips:
.......................... +Virginia Bartlett b: in N. Chelmsford, MA
m: August 06, 1955 in Chicago, Ill
...................... 4 Kathleen Joyce Phillips b: November 13, 1938
in Smithville, OK
.......................... +Charles Capps b: August 08, 1938 in
Idabell, OK m: January 05, 1957 in Antlers, OK
.............. 3 Freddie L. Phillips b: January 10, 1909 in Logan Co.,
Ark. d: April 29, 1928 in Smithville Cemetery, Smithville, OK
.............. 3 Guy C. Phillips b: August 27, 1910 in Booneville, ARK
d: July 09, 1912 in Booneville, ARK. Callahan Cemetery, Logan Co. ARK.
.............. 3 Herman Carl Phillips b: November 29, 1912 in
Booneville, ARK d: May 18, 1951 in Smithville Cemetery, Smithville, OK
.................. +Louise Rigsby b: Abt 1915 in Siloam Springs, ARK
(?) d: 1990 in Siloam Springs, ARK
...................... 4 Mary Helen Phillips
.......................... +?Haws
.............. 3 Dewey Drew Phillips b: January 09, 1915 in
Smithville, OK. d: January 21, 1986 in Victoria, TX. Smithville
Cemetery, Smithville, OK
.................. +F. Pearl Baldwin b: September 09, 1914 m: January
04, 1931
...................... 4 Bobby Gene Phillips
.......................... +Beverly ?
...................... 4 Harold Phillips b: March 09, 1934 d: March
10, 1934
.............. 3 Troy O. Phillips b: September 09, 1919 in Smithville,
OK. d: February 04, 1998 in Houston, TX. Brookside Cemetery, Houston, TX
.................. +Marjorie Lefern Barnes b: May 22, 1919 in
Arkadelphia, ARK d: December 12, 1993 in Houston, TX. Brookside
Cemetery, Houston, TX m: April 25, 1938 in Mena, ARK.
...................... 4 Infant boy Phillips b: Abt 1940 in
Smithville, OK. McCurtain Co. d: Abt 1940 in Smithville Cemetery,
Smithville, OK. McCurtain Co.
...................... 4 Lou Ann Phillips b: June 27, 1942 in Houston,
Texas
.......................... +Woodrow Lunsford, Jr. b: February 08, 1941
in Garrison, Texas m: November 25, 1960 in Park Temple Baptist Church,
Houston, TX
.............. 3 Mildred Phillips b: August 16, 1924 in Smithville,
OK.
.................. +Kenneth V. Caruthers m: June 07, 1951
...................... 4 Kenneth Eugene Caruthers
...................... 4 Danny Caruthers
...................... 4 Sharon Marie Caruthers b: June 13, 1948 in MS
d: August 29, 1970 in CA. Dixon Cemetery, Dixon, CA.
.......................... +Donald Wayne Baxter m: August 08 in
Fairfield, CA
.............. 3 Gabriel Coleman Phillips, Jr. b: December 22, 1926 in
Smithville, OK, McCurtain County d: January 04, 1927 in Smithville
Cemetery, Smithville, OK
.............. 3 Three Babies Lost Phillips b: Unknown
...... 2 Willie Lou Phillips b: February 07, 1890 in AL. d: January
31, 1992 in AL.
.......... +Webb b: 1877 in AL, m: Abt 1908
.............. 3 Mary J. Webb b: 1909
.............. 3 Ethel C. Webb b: 1912
.............. 3 Gladys Webb b: Unknown

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[OKMCCURT-L] McCURTAIN COUNTY, OK TELEPHONE BOOK

I group, I have the McCurtain County, OK telephone directory. It's a
few years old, but hey, what do you want for free!!!!! Only kidding, I
got it from my cousin that lives up there and they had two.

This covers Broken Bow, Eagletown, Hochatown, Oak Hill, Wright City,
Battiest, Haworth, Idabel, Millerton, Smithville, Rufe and Valliant.
The area code is 405 and The phone numbers are designated by exchange as
follows:
Broken Bow 584
Eagletown 835
Hochatown 494
Oak Hill 420
Wright City 981
Battiest 241
Haworth 245 & 286
Idabel 245 & 286
Rufe 876
Smithville 244
Valliant 933

So if you have a name you want looked up so you could call and inquire
about family references or ask questions all you have to do is give me
the name and the exchange will tell you where their phone number is
located.

See ya,
Lou Ann

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[OKMCCURT-L] McCURTAIN CO., OK HISTORY

Hi group,

I will begin posting some history on the towns in McCurtain Co., OK as
time permits. These postings will be information from the "McCurtain
County, A Pictorial History" perpared by the McCurtain County Historical
Society's publication done in 1982. Please keep this first posting for
the address and reference information in case you need to obtain a copy
of this book for the pictures that are in it. It's wonderful and I will
be making notations of interest regarding the pictures and they may
pertain to your family and you would want to have a copy of this
publication.

I am not selling this book, only sharing information that you may need
for your research.

The address to write to see if copies are still available is:

McCurtain County Historical Society
Post Office Box 922
Idabel, Oklahoma 74745

If they do not have copies available, you may want to check in some of
the libraries in the towns that have one to see if they have any copies
to purchase. I paid $20.00 for mine at the Broken Bow Library in 1995.

The next posts you receive will have the towns noted in the subject
line. I'm anxious to get this going for ya'll because I think it could
really be an asset.

Enjoy,
See ya,
Lou Ann

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[OKMCCURT-L] CHOCTAW HERITAGE - McCURTAIN CO., OK WAS THE CHOCTAW NATION

Page 1

Lest we forget, there should be reminders that the Choctaw Nation held
sovereignty over what is now McCurtain County and all southeaster
Oklahoma for three-quarters of a century as long as we have now been a
part of the State of Oklahoma.

The Choctaws created a viable, function republic here in 1834 after
producting the first consititution west of the Mississippi River.

In 1842 the Choctaws created a nation school system, another first amon
the Indian tribes. The Choctaw concern for education placed them ahead
of many of the American states in that regard.

Christian missionaries such as Alfred Wright and Cyrus Byington had a
great impact on the history of this area during the pre-Civil War era.
Both were committed to educational as well as religious activities and
both established boarding schools for girsl, one at Wheelock and the
other at Eagletown. Evidence of their efforts is still to be seen in
physical structures such as the Wheelock Church and in the written
Choctaw language which Byington helped to create and preserve.

Encroachment by white settlers, invited and uninvited, led to the
downfall of the Choctaw republic. By the turn of the century there were
more whites than Indians in the Choctaw Nation. Law enforcement became
a tremendous problem because the Choctaw government had no jurisdiction
over many of these people.

The Choctaws had a totally different concept of the land than did their
white brothers. In their philosophy the land was an entity to which no
one individual could lay claim ownership. Each individual Choctaw used
the land he needed or could effectively use. Any improvements could be
owned and conveyed but not the land. Because of their attitude toward
land ownership, the Choctaws long resisted pressure from the Federal
Government to accept allotment of their lands to individual tribal
members. Being realists, the Choctaws finally bowed to the inevitable
and allowed an allotment program to proceed.

The importance of this area to the Choctaw Nation is signified by the
exceptional number of diplomats, jurists and executives who resided
here. Five of the sixteen Principal Chiefs of the Choctaws between 1860
and 1906 were residents of what is now McCurtain County. Others were
born here although living elsewhere when elected to the position of
chief.

The government experience of the Choctaws enabled many of them to take a
leading role in the formation of the Oklahoma State government in 1907.

Our Choctaw heritage is an important part of our past which deserves
preservation. These photographs are a contribution toward that end.

***********
copied
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Page 2 pictures:
George Hudson, Samuel Garland
Page 3 pictures:
Peter P. Pitchlynn, Isaac Levi Garvin
Page 4 pictures:
Jefferson Gardner, Green McCurtain
Page 5 pictures:
Cyrus Byington and his wife Sophia
Page 6 pictures:
Garland Cemetery, Sophia Folsom Pitchlynn(widow of John Pitchlynn)
Page 7 pictures:
Judge Henry C. Harris' house, Judge Henry Churchill Harris and his wife,
Margaret Lee Harris.
Page 8 pictures:
John Garland & wife and mother, Sarah LeFlore Garland
Page 9 pictures:
Choctaw National Education Commission 1892, James Wood Kirk, Absolum
James, Edward Wilson, Raphael Wilson, Solomon Hotema, John Turnbull,
Henry Harris, John Wilson & Willie Wilson
Page 10 pictures:
Edna Jones, Liza Winship and Rena Wilson
Choctaw burial plot
Page 11 pictures:
Chief Jefferson Gardner's home
Log courthouse used in the county until 1920s
Page 12 pictures:
Waterhole Indian Methodist Church
Oka Achukma (Goodwater) Indian Presbyterian Church
Yoknokchaya (Living Land) Indian Methodist Church
Page 13 pictures:
Quintus Herndon Store
Indian Methodist Church in the Kullituklo courtground with Willie
Johnson and Joe Washington
Page 14 pictures:
James Wood Kirk with second wife, Sarah McClure Kirk
Cotton Processing & general store of James Wood Kirk
Page 15 pictures:
Oka Achukma Indian Presybterian Church east of Broken Bow
Big Lick Church of Smithville
New stone Big Lick Church built in 1976
Page 16 pictures:
Rev. Alexander Talley's Methodist missionary church
Courthouse near Clear Creek
Watherhole Methodist church

There are several more pages in this vein. I'll skip those for now and
begin the next post with the towns and communities.

Enjoy,
Lou Ann

If you need captions under these pictures, let me know, otherwise, we
can save it for another time. and reference back to them.

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[OKMCCURT-L] AMERICA, OKLAHOMA - page 31

AMERICA, OKLAHOMA, page 31

Nothing remains of this once flourshing trade center which was located
on the Frisco Railroad, four miles from the Arkansas-Oklahoma boundary.

The town was founded in 1903 by William Spencer who had come to the
Indian Territory the previous year and settled at Goodwater, six miles
to the northwest. Realizing the advantage of being situated near the
railroad, Spencer moved to the new site. The town was named for
Americus Steward, wife of the first postmaster, Tom Stewart. The post
office began operating July 24, 1903.

Spencer built a sawmill to precess the lush stands of virgin timber
located near the new town site. He also built about 40 houses for rent
to employees of the mill. In addition he opened a general merchandise
store.

By 1910 the town had a population of about 200 people but the best
timber in the immediate vicinity had been harvested. The next year
Spencer closed the saw mill and soon thereafter built a cotton gin. He
encouraged the raising of cotton in the community and became a cotton
buyer. He also bought cross-ties which were then resold to the
railroads.

The Great Depression was the beginning of the end for America. There
was no longer profit in cotton farming and the gin closed in 1933. Most
of the residents had moved to other towns or other states. The post
office closed February 15, 1944. The town's founder had served as
postmaster from 1911 to 1936. His store remained in operation until
1945.

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Picture caption, page 31

This scene in America shows a swain helping his lady fair negotiate the
rutted road on their way to the business district. America had one main
street along which were located the Spencer store, the school, mill, gin
and blacksmith shop.

Picture captions, page 32 (3)

William Spencer founder of America, buit his first home there in 1903.
When that house burned, he built this larger home in 1907. The house
stood until 1980, although unoccupied for many years. It was razed to
make way for a new home for Susan Hall, Mr. Spencer's great
granddaughter, and husband, Gene.

Mr. Spencer is seen pruning some of his fruit trees near the home.

The America School, students and teacher, year unknown. The teacher was
Mrs. Alexander Posey, widow of the well known Indian poet. Names of all
the students are not available, but some were: Vesta Benson, Katherine
Spencer, Clyde Benson, Homer Benson, Harold Benson and John Benson.

Note: The photograps on these two pages were furnished by Susan Hall.
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