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C.E. Aber Back Home
C.E. Aber returned from Kansas and Oklahoma April 2nd. He went to Clay county in the former state about a year ago to take care of his wife's father, G.A. Peterson, who died there Feb. 16th, at the age of nearly ninety-one years. The old man settled there fourty years ago, and had only 25 cents left after proving up on his homestead; but had since accumulated a comfortable competence in money and lands. After his death Mr. Aber visited with a brother-in-law in Oklahoma. The latter with his two sons and sons-in-law raised 900 acres of wheat last year, which kept them busy about six months of the time, plowing, sowing, harvesting and marketing. They had 18 inches of show there March 20th, which insures a good wheat crop again this year.
[Coquille Valley Sentinel, Coquille, Oregon, May 23, 1924 - submitted by Robyn Greenlund]


Fruitland Bench [Idaho]

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Williams, parents of Roy Williams, of Oklahoma, will leave Saturday for Seattle, to visit a son and daughter, stopping at Weiser Sunday to visit friends.  Having disposed of their Oklahoma interests they will probably locate in the west.
(The Ontario Argus (Ontario, OR) - Thursday, December 16, 1920 - Submitted by Jim Detozell)


John Campbell

John Campbell, who has been at the Charles Rich home, left last week for his home in Oklahoma to visit during the holidays.
(The Ontario Argus (Ontario, OR) - Thursday, December 16, 1920 - Submitted by Jim Detozell)


Governor Ships Thief

Governor Chamberlain last night honored the requisition of Governor Ferguson, of Oklahoma Territory, for the arrest of one George Hammil, wanted in Garfield county, of that territory, for horse-stealing, and the governor’s warrant was delivered to Sheriff A. S. Morrison, of Garfield county, Oklahoma, for service, that officer having come to Oregon as the agent for the territory.  Hammil is under arrest at Dallas, where Sheriff Ford secured him recently on the request of the Oklahoma authorities, and he has been held there subject to the wishes of the Oklahoma sheriff.

The fugitive was arrested for horse-stealing and indicted last year, being released on bail to await his trial, but fled the country, coming to Oregon, where he was recently located and arrested.  Sheriff Morrison left for Dallas immediately, and will today start for his home, taking his prisoner with him for trial.
(The Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) - Friday, July 3, 1903 - Submitted by Jim Detozell)


 






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