Joseph Allison who recently
removed to this place from
Stroud, Texas, died at his home west of Checotah Friday after a brief
with pneumonia. Mr. Allison was 68 years of age. Funeral services
Sunday afternoon in charge of the local Medicine Lodge of which order
he was a
member. (The Checotah Times, Friday, March 4, 1910, front page)
Death of John Barnwell – John
Barnwell died Sunday at his
home near Hitchita after a short illness with pneumonia. He was about
of age and a native of this country, being a Creek Indian and a
character in many respects. He leaves a wife but no children. Funeral
were held at the family home Monday afternoon. (The Checotah Times,
January 21, 1910, front page)
Lona Bell, the three year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. I. Williams, quietly passed away last
Saturday night. She was laid to rest in the Carr Creek cemetery, Monday
evening at 1 o'clock, the funeral was conducted by Elder J. R.
Scarbrough. The entire community is in sympathy with the Williams
family. (The Checotah Times, January 22, 1915, page 8)
W. A. Collier
EUFALA, Feb. 9. – Funeral services were being arranged today for Col.
W. A. Collier, county attorney of McIntosh county who died suddenly
last night at Checotah. Burial will take place here. Collier was a
former member of the state supreme court having been named by Gov.
Robert L. Williams.
World (10 Feb. 1922) transcribed by FoFG MZ
J. C. Crabtree
A few minutes after 11
o'clock on Wednesday of this week,
June 30th, marked the hour in which another of the old time citizens of
passed from this world into the great unknown. At that hour J. C.
passed away at his home in the eastern part of the city after an
illness of but
a few short hours. He had been more or less in ill health for the past
days, but nothing serious was thought of his condition until Tuesday,
was compelled to take to his bed and on Wednesday morning about 2
became seriously ill gradually growing worse until the end came at a
minutes after 11 o'clock. Every effort of physicians and friends was
forward to save his life but all to no avail, as his earthly career
have reached its end and he compelled to go.
The deceased was one of the
oldest citizens in this part of
the state, he having been a resident of Eufaula for forty years, coming
with his parents when only a lad of 8 years of age. During all of these
he has been one of the leaders in any and all matters that was for the
betterment of the community giving of his time and means for the public
The funeral services will be
held this afternoon at 3
o'clock from the home in the eastern part of the city and will be in
Rev. Masey a former pastor of the church to which the deceased belonged
Methodist church, South.
The deceased leaves a wife,
one son, Shelton, about 19 years
of age, a daughter Lurline, about 16 years of age, a sister, Mrs. A. O.
of Chickasha, and a large number of friends in McIntosh County and
Oklahoma who will sincerely mourn his loss.
The remains will be buried in
the Eufaula cemetery and the
following friends of the deceased will act as pall bearers for the
Walter Grayson, J. C. Smock, G. J. Fuller, Ralph Edwards, K. B. Turner
The Democrat joins in
expressing sincere sympathy to the
family and friends of the deceased in this hour of their bereavement.
Democrat, July 2, 1915)
Mrs. John Eslick
Mrs. John Eslick died in the
hospital at McAlester last
Friday, from lung trouble, and was brought back here Saturday for
bereaved family have our sympathy. (Hanna-Star, May 3, 1911, page 5)
Little Virginia Farris, the 4
year old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Farris of Muskogee died early Tuesday morning from the
effects of a
scald received Saturday of last week at the Gentry hotel where, with
mother, she was visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins her grandparents.
morning an employee was engaged in scrubbing the floor at the hotel and
just brought in a tub of boiling water.
The little girl came tripping into the room and
playing and singing and
backing up to the tub, fell into the boiling water and before she could
rescued she was scalded in such a manner that physicians said her
impossible. The best treatment was given her and Tuesday morning her
life took its flight. The remains were taken to Muskogee Wednesday noon
burial. A number of Checotah friends of the heart broken parents
remains to their last resting place. (The Checotah Times, Friday, June
Henry C. Fisher
Henry Fisher Dead - A telegram announcing the sad death of Mrs. Henry
C. Fisher at her home in West Palm Beach, Fla., last Thursday was
received by relatives in this city Friday. Mrs. Fisher was a resident
of Checotah for nearly 20 years and was one of the city's best known
and respected citizens. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher moved to West Palm beach
about 5 years ago. Besides the husband, deceased leaves three grown
daughters to mourn the loss of a loving and devoted wife and mother.
(McIntosh County Democrat, March 14, 1918)
Mrs. J. F. Highers
Death of Mrs. J. F. Highers –
Mrs. J. F. Highers died early
Sunday morning at her home 2 1-2 miles southwest of Brush Hill after an
of about three weeks with paralysis. She leaves a husband and seven
mourn her loss. Mrs. Highers was a most excellent lady and was greatly
respected by all who knew her. She was 38 years of age and has resided
section for a number of years. Burial services occurred at Brush Hill
Mr. Highers requests the
Times to thank for him the
neighbors and friends who so kindly extended assistance during the
at the death of his wife. (The Checotah Times, Friday, May 27, 1910,
Mrs. Julia Jetton died at her
home one mile south of
Checotah about 10 o’clock Thursday morning of last week after a weeks
with measles and pneumonia. She was 33 years of age and leaves a
four little children, 3 girls and one boy. She was married to J. H.
Ft. Smith, Ark., 12 years ago and they have been residents of this
about 6 years.
The remains were laid to rest
in the Checotah cemetery
Friday afternoon. (The Checotah Times, Friday, March 4, 1910, front
wife of Little Deer died at her home near town Saturday, morning at
10'clock. Interment taken place Sunday evening at 4 o'clock. B F Scott
conducted the funeral services. The Star extends condolences to the
bereaved family in this, their sad hour of affliction. (Hanna Star,
April 19, 1911)
The infant babe of
R. D. Lyons and wife died Thursday night from measles. The little
remains were laid to rest Friday afternoon. The bereaved parents have
the sympathy of the entire town in the loss of their precious jewel.
(Hanna Star, April 12, 1911)
Death of Baby – Eugene
Napoleon, the 10 months old baby of
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Huddleston, died at McAlester about 6 o’clock
evening where it was taken to a hospital for treatment. The little
been in the best of robust health until Thursday of last week when it
attacked with spasms followed by other complications. It was the
opinion of the
family doctor that an operation was necessary and the parents
to McAlester Saturday afternoon but when they reached that place the
so low that the operation was not performed and died at 6 o’clock.
The child was an unusually
bright, intelligent little
fellow, the joy and pride of its parent who with a host of friends are
cast down over the death. Funeral services are at the home of J. W.
conducted by Rev. O. E. DeWitt, after which the remains were laid to
Checotah cemetery. (The Checotah Times, Friday, May 13, 1910, front
James Rountree (Jim) died
shortly afternoon Wednesday at the
home of his mother in the east part of town after a long illness. He
years of age and has been a resident of Checotah for a number of years.
and son reside in the east. Funeral services were held at the family
home at 3
o’clock yesterday afternoon conducted by Rev. DeWitt. Interment
Checotah cemetery. (The Checotah Times, Friday, March 8, 1910, front
Elinor Lavergne Schulze
The death angel hovered around the home of
T. L. Schulze and wife Monday morning in this city and claimed for its
prize their 2 year old daughter, Elinor Lavergne. The little one had
only been sick a few days with congestion.
The family left Monday night with the remains for Ripley, Okla., where
interment will take place, Tuesday. Mr. Schulze's parents of El Reno
will meet them at Sparks and accompany them to Ripley.
The Star extends condolence to the bereaved family in the loss of their
precious jewel. (Hanna Star, May 3, 1911)
Wesley L. Shepherd
Death of Wesley L. Shepherd –
Wesley L. Shepherd died Sunday
in Checotah after an illness of about 10 days with pneumonia. Mr.
62 years of age and for many years has been a resident of this section.
a Kentuckyian by birth, coming to Oklahoma from that state. He had many
all of whom are sad to know of his death.
The remains were taken to his
former home at Brush Hill
Monday where funeral services were held and where the remains were laid
rest. (The Checotah Times, Friday, January 21, 1910, front page)
Mrs. W. T. Stamps
Mrs. W. T. Stamps died in this city Saturday
morning after a lingering illness of several weeks with fever.
Deceased was a middle aged woman and leaves a husband and four children
to mourn her untimely demise.
She was laid to rest in a cemetery in Dustin Sunday.
The Star extends condolence to the bereaved family. (Hanna Star, May 3,
Judge Louis Sulzbacher
Notice was received in Muskogee Tuesday
of the death of Judge Louis Sulzbacher, formerly United States Judge
for the Western District of Indian Territory, with headquarters in
Muskogee. He died in the Post-Graduate hospital in New York city Sunday
evening following an operation which was performed Saturday. He had
been ill for two months prior to his death.
Judge Sulzbacher enjoyed the distinction
of being the first Hebrew to sit on a bench of a United States Court.
He was federal judge in Indian Territory from 1905 until Oklahoma was
admitted into the Union. He came to Indian Territory from Porto Rico
where he was a member of the supreme court. (The Checotah Times,
friday, January 22, 1915, front page)
Death of Mrs. Peter Vann –
Information reached Checotah this
week of the death of Mrs. Susan Vann at Salem, Californian, which
January 21. Mrs. Vann was operated on for cancer in September and
recover from the effects of the operation. She was confined to her bed
weeks before the end came.
Mr. and Mrs. Vann were
residents of Checotah for a number of
years, removing to California a few months ago in hopes that the change
climate might improve her health. Mrs. Vann was born in Kentucky, was a
of the Christian Church and the Knights & Ladies of Security
Lodge. She had
many friends in Checotah, all of whom are grieved to hear of her death.
Checotah Times, Friday, February 4, 1910, front page)
Caddo Wadsworth died Friday
afternoon of last week at his
home 8 miles south of town, after an illness of 3 weeks.
He was 70 years of age and
had lived here a number of years,
was a siminole Indian. He leaves several children to mourn his loss.
The funeral services were held at the family burying ground
Sunday afternoon by Rev. Fairfield. (The Checotah Times, Friday,
1910, front page)