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OKbits File Logan Co: Coyle

Cimarron Valley Clipper

October 30, 1913

Mrs. L.M. SHULL, who has been suffering several weeks with a complication of ailments, died Tuesday evening about 7 o'clock. Funeral services were conducted this morning at the Methodist church by Rev.MCCALLISTER after which interment was made in the Mt. Hope cememtery.
We were unable to secure data for an obituary and this will appear in the next issue of the Clipper. The family and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in this hour of sorrow.

Card Of Thanks We wish to thank those who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our wife and mother. L.M. Shull, Mr. and Mrs. Jim WELCH, Mrs. S.L. MARSH, and Will Welch
This Family Reseached by Cindy Ellis  cjellis@mail.utexas.edu


November 6, 1913

Ruth A. PRINGLE was born in Indiana in 1830; married to William WELCH in 1868, to which union 8 children were born, all of whom are now living. Moved to Kansas in 1871 where she lived 28 years and reared her family. Moved to Oklahoma in 1899, where her husband died. Married to L.M. SHULL Nov. 26, 1911, and died Oct. 28, 1913.
The departed one has been a church member since girlhood, and has lived a sincere Christian life, ministering to others at all times with a forgetfulness of self that was truly beautiful and worthy of emulation.
This Family Researched by Cindy Ellis  cjellis@mail.utexas.edu


July 7, 1914

Fight Leads To More Killing James A. THORNTON Shot Four Times By Bud GARRETT. Headrick.- As a result of a difficulty which began over the trivial sum of 50 cents, Bud GARRETT, proprietor of a pool and billiard hall at Headrick, shot four times and instantly killed James A. THORNTION, aged 30, son of J.C. THORNTON, a prominent farmer, on the streets of Headrick.
The men quarreled in COOLEY'S  restaurant at Headrick the quarrel resulting in a fist fight in which both men were badly bruised.
THORNTON came down town, went before Justice J.E. ERNST, plead guilty and paid a fine for fighting. As he passed GARRETT'S  pool hall, the latter is alleged to have stopped to the side walk, addressed some remark to THORNTON, and drawing his revolver sent four bullets rapidly late THORNTON'S back, one piercing the heart. GARRETT was arrested by Deputy Sheriff RICKS, who rushed him to Altus in an automobile, where he was placed in jail.


July 9, 1914

Little Benny BIRCHAM, six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. BIRCHAM, died at the home just south of Coyle Tuesday morning about 1 o'clock, of lock jaw. It seems the little fellow ran a splinter in his foot about a week before which they supposed had been removed and the small injury was properly dressed and nothing more was thought of the incident until last Saturday when he complained of his neck and throat hurting him. As he had received a fall a few days before it was supposed that this complaint was caused by the fall. Dr. BOUTIN was called, however, treated him and also opened the small wound in the foot and found a small piece of the wood that had been overlooked when Mrs. BIRCHAM had removed the splinter. As the wound in the foot showed no serious indications and as lock jaw is one of the rarest cases among the medical profession, the matter was given but little concern at the time. Sunday the little patient becoming worse, Dr. BOUTIN was called and after a careful examination ascertained a well developed case of lock jaw. All medical skill available was brought to bear and the little patient kept as free from pain as possible, but to no avail against the dreaded disease.  An effort was made to get antitoxin but this could not be secured.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church conducted by Rev. WISE and attended by a large number of sympathising friends and neighbors after which interment was made in the Coyle cemetery. The presence of death is always accompanied by great sorrow, but seems doubly so is cases of illness of short duration and the bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of the community.  

Carl Rice A Winner
Carl L. RICE, Democratic candidate for County Clerk was in Coyle Tuesday in the interest of his candidacy. Mr. RICE said that he was very much pleased and gratified with the loyal and active support he has here and that he is receiving splendid encouragement from other parts of the country.

Old Mr. COMBS, who has been visiting a son three miles north of Coyle, died Saturday from dropsy and a complication of disease brought on by old age.
He came here a few weeks ago in apparently fair health, but became suddenly ill a few days before his death.
The remains were embalmed and shipped to Kaw City Tuesday morning where interment was  made beside the wife of the deceased.
Family Researched by Birdie McNutt birdiemc@juno.com

Frank A. WEISS For Clerk Of The Courts
In this issue we present the name of  Frank A. WEISS for the office of Clerk of the Court of Logan county, subject to the will of the democratic voters at the primary.
Mr. WEISS is a clever young fellow and a genuine product of Oklahoma - having resided here since '89. His father came to Oklahoma at the opening and homesteaded a piece of land in Iron Mound township where Frank WEISS grew to manhood. He was educated in the Guthrie schools and the past eight years has resided in Guthrie. Tor the last two years he has been secretary and manager of the Oklahoma Bridge and Culvert Co.

A new member
Mrs. May JUDGE, was admitted to the Mother's and Daughter's club. The next meeting of this club will be at the home of Mrs. Chas. CARR on the afternoon of Thursday, July 16th. The Father's and Son's club will hold their next meeting on Sunday, July 12th at the home of Mr. Frank PHILLIPS. Gladys A. BARNES, Press Reporter.

R.S. FIS, nephew of Bob, arrived Monday morning from Speed, Kansas for a visit and to look over this section of the country.

Mrs. Tom RAY left Thursday to join her husband for a visit to their old home at Logan, Kansas, before returning to their home in Texas.

Mrs. Byron GALUSHA and Clyde left yesterday morning for Florida to join Mr. GALUSHA who went there some weeks ago to prepare a home.

Mrs. SCOTT and son, Roy, of Des Moines, Iowa, arrived Friday evening for a visit with Mrs. SCOTT'S brother, C.S. REED, and family and other relatives.

Farmer Missing, Indian Arrested Lawton.-
E.T. CALDWELL, a well-to-do farmer, whose home is thirteen miles southeast of Lawton, has been missing for several days, and a bloody, htr-covered axe, together with blood stains upon the fiber of his house indicate that possibly CALDWELL has been murdered. EAGLE-EYE, an educated Cherokee Indian, who worked on CALDWELL'S farm, was arrested and is being held in the county jail in Lawton, pend further investigation of the disappearance.



July 16, 1914

Arthur RHOADS is on the sick list.

F.E. HOUGHTON returned the last of last week from Chicago.

Ol MEARS is cutting and baling his third crop of alfalfa for this year yer there is no rain.

John SAHIER came in Sunday evening from Enid for a couple of days visit with his wife and baby.

Mr. GRAHAM of northeast of town, has bought the restaurant, taking charge of same the first of the week.

Mrs. STEIN came down from Stillwater Sunday morning for a visit with her father and sister, J.A.  and Miss Ruth FLETETBER.


July 23, 1914

Another Killed By Lightning
Charles MARTIN Is Dead and Al MILLER Injured at Chickasha. Chickasha.-
Charles MARTIN was instantly killed and Al MILLER was fatally injured when lightning struck the MILLER barn, near Bradley, where the men had taken refuge from a driving rain. MARTIN was standing in the door of the barn when the lightning struck. In the barn were seven head of stock of which three mules and one horse were killed.

Swallowed Medicine Tablet
Child of Dan OKANE of Lawton Died Shortly After.
Lawton.- William, the 12 month old child of Dan O'Kane swallowed some medicine tablets and died in convulsions within an hour. Physicians were summoned, but they could render no relief as the poison had taken deep effect.
O'Kane, father of the child, is in charge of instruction of the Apaches in farming.

Hotel And Newspaper Burned, Wilburton Visited by Destructive Fire Caused by Gasoline Wilburton.
Fire, caused by a lighted match being dropped on a carpet, a portion of which was saturated with gasoline, caused the total destruction of the GIVENS hotel, the Wilburton News plant and partially destroyed the stock of goods belonging to RADEN & CO. local merchants of this place.
Sam GIVENS, proprietor of the hotel was burned about the face and hands. Insurance on the hotel building and furniture amounts to about $2.500, covering one-half of the loss; while the Wilburton News plant, valued at $4,000, was covered by only $1,000 fire protection.

One Person Instantly Killed Terrible Accident Happened at Railroad Crossing Near Frederick .
One person was instantly killed and four other seriously injured when a southbound train on the Wichita Falls and Northwesters railroad struck a wagon in which Mrs. Oscar BARNES and four children were riding at a crossing near Viet. One of the BARNES children met instant death and another was fatally injured.

Married At Guthrie today Mr. Will COHEE and Mis Vesta KING.
The happy couple left immediately for Logan, Kansas, to spend their honey moon with the sister of the bride, Mrs. Hugh ESTEP. The best wishes of their many friends follow them and no doubt a noisy time will await them on their return.

Accidently Shot
Clyde, the ten year old boy of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. HARMON, living 8 miles north and 2 miles west of Coyle, accidently shot himself Sunday afternoon, killing himself instantly.
From what we can learn of the details Mrs. HARMON, two daughters and oldest son had just started for the 'Strip" to visit a brother of Mrs. HARMON who is running a threshing outfit in that locality, and Mr. HARMON, a younger daughter and the boy stayed at home to look after things. Mr. HARMON picked up a newspaper and started to read and the boy started to go up stairs. An automatic shot gun was setting at the bottom of the stairs and the boy had stepped inside and closed the door but a minute when the gun was discharged. At the sound of the shot Mr. HARMON sprang to the stair door and when he opened it the boy's body fell out. The load of shot entered the body directly over the heart causing death instantly. Just how the gun was discharged it is not known as it was on safety and he must have removed it before being shot.

A Business Change The ROBERTS Hardware Store has been sold to Dale LYTTON, of Stillwater.


December 9, 1920

Mrs. Mary A. RAY, born June 12, 1846 in Ray Co. Missouri, died Dec. 4, age 74 yrs. 5 mos. 21 days. Death came suddenly and unexpectedly, she was found dead in bed Saturday morning, presumably from heart failure, at the home of Miss Alva ARNETT in Wellston with whom she resided.
Funeral services were held Monday at the residence, conducted by Rev.J.G. CANSLER of Chandler and interment made at the cemetery at Luther, where her husband is buried.
Her maiden name was Mary Ann FIELDS and at the age of twenty-one she was married to Thomas H. RAY of Parkville, Missouri. She was the mother of five children, one who died in early childhood and four now living, Mrs. E.C. FILKINS of Chicago, Thomas H. RAY, Jr. of Luther, Oklahoma, George H. RAY and Will H. RAY of Cement, Oklahoma. She became a member of the Christian church in her early girlhood. she was constantly a steadfast worker in the Church of Christ or for the cause of Christianity. Failing health prevented active work for the last few years of her life, but she always maintained the same unfailing interest in religious devotion. In her earlier years when ? of her health and strength she was always ready with sympathetic heart and willing hands where ever there was trouble, sickness or death in the community in which she lived.
She was a devoted wife to her husband, T.H. RAY, Sr. who preceded her to the life beyond six years ago. She was a thoughtful, loving mother to all of her children and her constant effort was to comfort and cheer this through life. Besides her four children who mourn her loss she leaves a host of friends who will miss her bright and welcome smile, and her words of comfort, as well as the ever ready helping hand extended to the sorrowful or unfortunate_Wellston News.


December 15, 1920

Death of WM. PERSING, an old resident of this locality, died at his homestead north of town Friday evening, Dec. 10, about 6:30 of apoplexy. Death came suddenly, Mr. PERSING being in fairly good health up to within a few hours of his death. Funeral services were conducted at Clarkson Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock where interment was made..
Wm. PERSING was born in Pennsylvania and was 73 yrs. old. He came to Oklahoma at the opening and homesteaded the farm five miles north of Coyle where he made his home up to the time of his death. He was a man that it was a pleasure to know, enjoyed a large acquaintance and had many warm friends who will sadly miss a good friend and neighbor.
The deceased leaves to mourn their loss five children, W.G. PERSING of Idaho; Chas. PERSING, of San Francisco, Calif. and Mrs. Emma RAYNER of Stillwater, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the family in their sorrow.

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