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OKbits FileJohnston Co: Tishomingo


June 1 1904

E C PATTON, Editor

TERRITORIAL NOTES

Clinton is about one of the first towns to advertise a fourth of July celebration.

The Guthrie police got busy one night last week and arrested 20 negro women street walkers.

In the United States Court at South McAlester last week Albert SCOTT was charged with murder and given a life sentence.

The C C POTTENGER Wholesale drug company of Shawnee had gone into the hands of a reciever.

C Porter JOHNSON of Oklahoma City delivered the address to the graduating exercises at Wentworth Military Academy at Lexington MO last week.

From the fourteenth of April to the sixteenth of May, forty-five rural routes were established in Oklahoma.

F M DARAT, formerly the reporter on the Atlanta Constitution, attempted suicide at Oklahoma City last week by cutting his throat from ear to ear. He has been for some time addicted to the morphine habit.

Charles HUNT of Edmond has been appointed a railway mail clerk on the Frisco between Oklahoma City and Monett.

The county commissioners of Oklahoma County will be asked to order an election for the purpose of voting upon a $125,000 bond issue in order to erect a county high school.

Thomas CAMPBELL, an Oklahoma City Special police officer, was bound over by the Grand Jury in the sum of $500 for shooting a negro whom he found stealing coal. The shot struck the negro in the leg, but  was not serious.

A meeting, looking towards the merging of the bar associations of the two territories, has been called to meet at Oklahoma City June 4. The call is signed by the the presidents of both organizations.

Frank SWACOSKI, living five miles northeast of Mustang, Okla, has put in a private irrigating plant, costing in the neighborhood of $2,000 With it he hopes to irrigate his farm of 160 acres, as well as furnish water for his house and barn and feed pens.

Hobart's School board has selected Prof. Clyde STONE of Cairo, Ill as Superintendent of Schools of that town. There were twenty eight applicants for the position.

William HILL, aged [?20 or 70?] and Iona HUBER aged 14 years of Medicine Lodge,  were married at Wichita Kansas last week. The brides parents accompanied the pair to witness the marriage. Hill, it is said, prior to the wedding deeded his big farm and gave $1000 to his intended bride.

Jim WALLACE has been committed to the jail at Ardmore without bail on the charge of having killed his wife near Wiley, May 19th.

J H DALE of North Carolina has supplanted Mike CHAFIN as jailor in charge of the United states jail at Atoka. Mr DALE is a friend and constituent of George K PRITCHARD the newly appointed Marshall of the central  district.

The body of an unknown man was taken from the Arkansas River near Chumka by T J MAY, a farmer riding in the neighborhood. Nothing was found by which the man could be identified. His clothing indicated that he might have been a railroad worker.

John SCOTT, candidate for Sheriff of Oklahoma County, was held up and robbed at Shawnee by two negroes--Ed BERRY and Jackson DAVIS. The robbery occurred at the Rock Island Depot. At police headquarters, where they  were searched, BERRY gave up four diamonds which he had stolen from his employer, H T DOUGLAS of the Shawnee National Bank, besides the money he had stolen from SCOTT.

SUICIDE AT LAWTON: Member of Assaying team takes Cocaine and Laudnaum and  Dies.
J K BARLOW, an assayer of the Wichita mountains, who has been located at Cache, committed suicide in his office at that place. No cause was assigned for the deed other than the apparent.--dependency.from lack of business and his addiction to the use of liquors and drugs.
While in a despondent mood he went he went to a drug store and purchased some laudanum and cocaine, taking a portion of each. When discovered he was in a dying condition and the efforts of the physicians to save him were futile. He was a member of the brokerage and assaying firm of  BARLOW & CLARKE.

Oklahoma City--The police have been requested to investigate as to the the whereabouts of T H DENNIS, agent for the American Express company of Luther. DENNIS came here last week to attend the carnival and has not been seen since. Because of the fact that his accounts were  straight, it is believed he has met with foul play.

Guthrie---Dr J W DUKE, the only democratic member of the Guthrie board of education, has refused to serve as chairman of the committee on teachers and course of study with a negro member of the same committee.

A Shawnee man struck a woman for insulting him, and it is reported that twenty six pieces of bone have been taken from her nose, where the blow landed.

Vinita---Louis BECKHAM, a farmer residing near Miami, died suddenly at his home, it appears that BECKHAM had started across the river on  horseback to assist a man across the stream, when he was seen to fall from his horse into the water. His hired then went to his rescue and  with the assitance of friends, BECKHAM was taken home, a short time afterwards his father-in-law went to BECKHAM's home to learn whether  or not he was fully recovered, and was surprised to find his son-in-law dead. A post mortem examination was held which showed the lungs free of water but there were signs of fatty degeneration of the heart.

Muskogee---Floater found in Arkansas River. The body of an unknown man was  found floating in the Arkansas River near Choski. It had drifted up against the ferry boat [?] the river at that place. The United States marshalls office was notified but disclaimed jurisdictions, and citizens of Choski took the body out and buried it. The body is that of a white man, of  middle age and had been in the water two or three days. It is supposed  the man belonged to a party of engineers or laborers and was at work on the Midland Valley Railroad north of Choski.

Enid-- W H WATKINS, cashier and manager of the wrecked Citizen's Bank, and W H DUNGAN, assistant cashier, were arrested on a complaint filed by the county attorney charging them with recieving deposits when the bank was insolvent. The cases were made against them and were verified by J G UNGER and W J ROBERTS, depositors. They are held on bond awaiting the action of the Grand Jury. The Citizen's Bank failed April 24th with  $250,000 deposits and assets of $103,000

Chairman Tama BIXBY of the Dawes commission has been to the Sulphur Spring near Fort Towson IT with a view of recommending a government reservation at the spring. There is a fine sulphur spring, an iron spring, and several others in a strip of ground not more than 40 acres.

MUSKOGEE---Eliza CHERRY, a negress, has been arrested at Boynton charged with murder of her husband. She does not deny the charges. They quarreled over some domestic matters and the woman stabbed her husband with a butcher knife. He died within minutes of being injured. Mrs. CHERRY is in jail here.

LAWTON---L H HARKINS has been arrested for dynamiting fish in Cache creek. The officers found more than 100 pounds of dead fish after the party dynamiting had left. Mr COOPER, the game warden, has taken the case in charge and is looking after evidence.

ANADARKO---Disbarment proceedings have begun against J L BYRNE, an attorney practicing in Anadarko, by some twelve different attorneys. BYRNE is charged with having attempted to "fix" a witness in the famous DUSTIN robbery case by putting up a check for $150. He was until a few days ago, secretary of the Caddo County Democratic Club.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

BAILEY & MASON have moved their grocery stock into the building recently vacated by D W WATSON.

J T BLANTON of the law firm of BLANTON & ANDREWS at Paul's Valley was a business visitor in the city Friday.

M LASATER of Paul's Valley was here Friday.

Will LIGON returned friday from Sulphur Springs, Texas where he went in repsonse to a message advising him of the death of his sister.

J T HILL of Paul's Valley was a business visitor here Friday.

Judge HINKLE was over from Ardmore Thursday taking testamony as Master in Chancery.

Rag Carpets and Rugs woven. Call on Mrs. Tennie LAWLEY, near the public school building.

Don't you know your teeth need attention, don't neglect them, but go and see Dr. LISLE over MOORE & BIGGARS.

Sol LEWIS bought of William O'BRIAN, three buildings, on the south side last week, all of which are good property and well rented.

Birth
Born to Dr. and Mrs. Norman MILLER of Emet, IT, Monday the 23rd, a girl, weighing 8 pounds. Mother and father are still living and the baby is just fine.

J B THOMPSON of Paul's Valley was here Monday.

MCCLURE
The dead body of Gibson MCCLURE, a Choctaw Indian was found in Boggy creek Saturday.

Rev J J LOVETT returned Sunday from Coalgate where he has been assisting in a series of revival services.

George BRADSHEARS and Jim PERRY of Ada where here Monday.

Attorneys J E GRIGSBY and L C ANDREWS of Ada were attending to legal business here Monday and yesterday.

W A LEDBETTER was over from Ardmore Monday.

Parties desiring success when they go fishing will do well to engage the services of Hog WITHERS or Moss HALL.

To the Public: I have purchased the Star Bakery and am at your service with a supply of fresh bread, pies, cakes, pastries, etc. at all times.---W S MATTHEWS

A Sunday School was organized at Sandy Grove schoolhouse five miles east of town last Sunday, the first ever organized within the history of the community. There were 35 pupils present. Mr NICHOLS was elected Supt., Mr K S EDWARDS Vice Supt., and Miss Annie HERRING, Secretary.

George DASHNER and L R MARSTON of Ardmore were here Friday.

Attorneys J B THOMPSON and J T BLANTON of Paul's Valley were among the professional visitors yesterday.

Rev MILLER of the Baptist Church, Mr C CLEM and family attended a fifth Sunday meeting at Mahsville last Sunday.

Mrs T B MCLISH is visiting her mother in Madill this week.

Will LIGON went to Sulphur Springs last week in response to a message that his sister was dead. He returned Friday.

G L BENSON, cashier of the Spokogee National Bank was in the city Sunday.

Miss Allie TAYLOR of Greensville Texas is visiting with the family of J W BAILEY this week. She is a cute girl, boys.

TROY ITEMS

Mrs GRIFFIN is very sick at present.

Miss Mary MAIN will begin teaching school at their place today.

Mr and Mrs C S MUDD went to Norton, IT last Monday for the funeral of their little niece, Vida May HOGUE.

Miss STANDIFER went to Provence, IT last week to visit her nephew who was very sick.

Singing at Mrs. FAIRCHILD'S last Sunday was well attended.

Miss Stella MAIN visited friends at Ravia last week.

W C HOOSER and wife made a business trip to Mill Creek last Saturday.

Dr WEBSTER is visiting friends and relatives in Texas this week.

Grandpa HOOSER and Mesdames W C HOOSER and C S MUDD visited W H HOOSER and family near Tishomingo last Sunday.

Miss STANDIFER is on the sick list this week.

R L WILLIAMS and family of Anvil Rock visited Charley OWENS and family at his place last Sunday.

W H MAIN made a business trip to Ravia last Thursday.

TISHOMINGO LOCAL

Otis WEAVER of Ada was in the city on business last week.

Judge WINN and Sam MELVILLE were here on business from Ada last week.

Mr G W WOLFE of Baxter Springs, Kans. had been the guest of his son, our good natured and popular lawyer, Nick WOLFE for several days.

Rev L M CHISHOLM will hold services for the congregation at the Christian Church at the Opera House, the Lord willing at 11 am and 8 pm on every 2nd and 4th Sunday, everybody invited to attend.

Quite a number of the local camp Woodmen of the World went to the Burris school house Saturday night and organized a camp out there We understand the camp was organized with good membership.

Lard---About 3000 pounds of home rendered hog lard on hand. It will pay you to get my price before you buy. ---W L DYKES.

Attorneys Lute HERBERT, J S MULLINS, W T BLAKEMORE and W H BROWN were in the city on business friday from Ardmore.

M C MELVILLE a veteran intermarried citizen of the Chickasaw Nation who lives in the Northern part of the Nation was here Thursday to file, having just been approved by the Secretary of the Interior. Mr MELVILLE has held government positions of honor as well as among the highest offices in Indian Government, and much to the regret of his many friends his age and ill health are beginning to tell on him, though he is yet pretty strong for one of three score and ten.

Dr G H BUTLER of Adamsville Tenn, is in the city, the guest of his  son, Dr G H BUTLER Jr. He is a typical southern gentleman of the old school and ot the highest type. We hope that he may see enough of the certain future of Indian Territory to induce him to cast his lot among us.

Marriage
FARNHAM - BURRIS At the home of the bride's sister, Mrs BRIDGES at Emet, last Wednesday morning, R H FARNHAM of Milburn was married to Daisy
BURRIS. Mr FARNHAM is a young gentleman of exceptional business ability,energetic and upright. He is engaged in the real estate and insurance business and is making rapid progress to success.
The bride, Miss Daisy BURRIS is a sister to our townsman Geo W BURRIS, she is a beautiful and accomplished girl, possessing every prerequisite of true womanhood and Mr FARNHAM is certainly to be congratulated in winning her hand. We hope that their bark may sail smoothly down the sea of life and may never be disturbed in its course by the ebbing or flowing tide and my they never hear the storm petrel's cry.
The happy couple boarded the noon train at Milburn, amid a shower of rice raining from the hands of well wishing friends to make a bridal tour of Ardmore, Oklahoma City and other points.

Bids for Ten days on loading sand from the Pennington Creek on cars per cubic yard. Apply to Artificial Stone & Construction Co., J R MARSTON, Mgr, Ardmore, IT.

Lost--In Tishomingo Saturday Apr 2 a memorandum book, containing the accounts of A J CHAPMAN, finder will recieve a liberal award by delivering same to the News office.

NOTICE OF CONTEST: Department of the Interior, Commission to the Five Civilized tribes Chickasaw Land office. Chickasaw Allotment contest number 258:
Roberson KEMP, contestant vs Mingo INPUNNUBBEE, contestee Land in controversy: NW1/4 and N 1/2 of SW1/4 of [?] SE[?] of SW1/4 and SW1/4 of NW1/4 of [?] of section 32, township 2  south, range 7 east of the Indian Meridian. Mingo INPUNNUBBEE, the contestee in the above entitled and numbered case is hereby notified to appear before the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes at its office in Tishomingo, Indian Territory on the 20 day of July, 1904 at 9 o'clock am to answer the complaint of the contestant Roberson KEMP to take in allotment the tract of land above described.
Dated the 16th of May, 1904 Tams BIXBY, Chairman.

THREE INDIAN WOMEN --The St Louis Star, prints the following about people from our country:
Three of the Delegates to the great Women's Club convention are Indians. Moreover they are women of wealth, culture and refinement. No European woman of rank are more proud of their blood.
Mrs.Michael CONLAN of Atoka I T is president of the Indian Territory Federation of which has a membership of 30 clubs.
Mrs Stella La Flore WEBB of Ardmore, IT is a delegate from the Orio Club of Ardmore. She is a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy, and several literary and art clubs, but she gives special attention to the Orio and the Perian Club of Ardmore, both of which she organized. Slender, pretty,  decidedly blonde, with bright blue eyes, brown hair and dressed in a deccollete gown, these are the characteristics of
Mrs Agnes Fisher COLBERT of Tishomingo, IT. Mrs COLBERT is a delegate at large from  Indian Territory.

APPROVED CHICKASAWS The following intermarried Citizens have recently been approved by secretay HITCHCOCK of the interior dept.
CHICKASAWS BY INTERMARRIAGE:
Belle T TROUTHAN, James H BOND, Martin C. MELVILLE, Jane Thomas HARRISON, Thomas J PHILLIPS, Annie E COLBERT, Geo WATKINS, Mary C. JOHNSTON, Ed COLLINS, Joseph C. MORRIS, Frank CREECY, J E BELL, Jas Henry WOOTCH, Tom WALDEN, Mattie REAM, G S CLAYTON, Penelope C KEMP, W C RANDOLPH, Charles A BURNS, Perry S KERR, Eliza ZUSAN, Newt H CASEY, Edward H MCDUFFEE, Thomas WALKER, Margaret WILLIS Ben M STEWART, Jesse S HAYS, James P COLLINS, William ARCHERD, Sarah CRALTON, Maggie MCGEE, Roxie CHASE, Geo W SCALES, R M BYNUM John J CRAVENS, John H KINNEY, James F. THOMPSON, William G WALLACE, Henry GRINSLADE, George W POUND, Bessie COLBERT, Mollie J PATTERSON, William G JORDON, Etta GREEN, James SELF, Neal A GWENS, William SHELTON, Zames I YANCY, R MOORE, George R COLLINS, Wm T SHANNON, Laura A BURRIS, William NULL, Benjamin F LILLARD, Niles LASATER, William A CALLEY, Emma B WILSON, L L DICKERSON, William S CURKES, Nettie R COLBERT, J R SHANNON, Nathan C BOTTIE, Melvina LOVE, Annie M PERRY, Samuel L. WILLIAMS, Elizabeth R COLBERT, Dailey SEALEY, Cora MURRAY, O S SALLEY, George W SPARKS, N G DECKHERD,  Thomas GRANT, Nora WATKINS, C A GOODE, Maud TURNBULL, Joseph F MYERS, W B WRAY, Mattie Zora COLBERT, George W MCMILLAN, David MAYS, Adeline BROWN, Boy PYBAS, James E GIBBONS, Charles S MAUPIN, L F ADKINS, Irene HARRIS, Samuel W BROWNING, Laura THOMAS, Ona O'NEAL, Ream SCOTT, W LANHAM, Ed SACRA, Walter IRVING, Cassie ARCHERD, Thomas B PARKER, Thomas A ADDOCK, George R BEELOR, Nennet N DEEL, Henry G NASH, Lula A MAYTUBBY, Adella WELCH, Francis M HARE, Mary L LEWIS, John F WORSHAM, Christian KROUEE.

LINN ITEMS

Wm HOUGUE of Norton is visiting W A HARTON.

Miss Rilla TURNER has returned home from Norton, where she has been visiting for the past week.

We are grieved to cast our eye on the announcement that is in the news that D W WATSON has sold his stock of goods and will travel, but Mr WATSON and fiamily will make new friends by leaving the  old ones behind. May success follow them whereever they go.

Tom GRAY and CC MARABLE goes to Grantham right often.

Mrs Susie LOGAN of Norton is visiting friends and relatives at this place.

M C ORCHARD is improving rapidly from the slow fever.

TISHOMINGO LOCALS

P T FOLEY came in yesterday from a visit of ten days to the World's Fair city after stopping a couple days at his home in Parsons Kansas.

Mrs R H SIMPSON returned home from the World's Fair at St Louis, accompanied by a granddaughter from Chicago who will spend several days with the family.

Miss BINGHAM will give a recital at the Methodist Church next Monday evening and will have the assistance of the best talent int he City. It will be a treat, be sure to attend.

P B H SHEARER returned Monday from an extended visit to his father and mother in Ohio, returning via St Louis and spending a few days at the fair.

Mrs A M OLIPHANT after a brief illness died at her home on South Neshoba Street Monday afternoon. She leaves a husband and three children, one of which was an infant only a few days old. We deeply sympathise with the family in this irreparable loss.

D W WATSON has finally accepted the agency for the Fidelity Mutual Life insurance company, one of the strongest life companys in the  world. Mr WATSON has the ability and with the policies of this company will have something to offer the people and should make it a go.

First Class Milk cows for sale. Apply to: W C BELEW

R F CLARK, a half brother of Dr. CROCKER, died at the home of the latter, last Thursday. His home was in Victoria Texas and he had been here with Dr CROCKER for a few weeks trying to improve his health. In incision was made for the purpose of an operation, but the physicians of the city found a hopeless condition and  did not operate. He was buried at the city cemetary Friday.

Wednesday August 24 1904

CRIMINAL COURT DOCKET
In the United States Court, Southern district, Indian Territory. Setting fot the docket, for the criminal term at Tishomingo,  beginning Sept 26 1904.

Monday Sept 26
11 Henry PARISH Assaulta
140 Cash BYNUM Assault and Battery
142 J K THURMAN criminal appeal
158 Lige KELLEY, Geo PEAVY destroying enclosure

Tuesday Sept 27
489 Walter EVANS aggravated assault
211 John TURNER criminal appeal
212 O ALLEN criminal appeal
227 Tom TRAMMEL
John TRAMMEL
R M FARMER gaming house
228 Tom TRAMMEL
John TRAMMEL
R M FARMER gaming
231 Levi MARS
William MARSRI
Lee REYNOLDS
Bill WORLEY
Ed DILLARD
Jim RHODES
Hes JOHNSON gaming
232 Ed WHITFORD
D L JOBE
Bob JONES
Ben SCOTT
Chap SCOTT
I J JACOBS gaming
234 Steve TALKINGTON
John MCCLELLAND
Mig CRISP (P G before com, Robnett) gaming
235 John BARNARD
Carl BARNARD
Sam RUTHERFORD (P G)
John TAYLOR gaming
236 J B HARDWICK Weapon
237 Pete NOAH
J B HARDWICK
Tom NOAH disturbing the peace
239 John TRAMMEL
Tom TRAMMEL gaming
240 R S NOAH gaming house
244 Arthur BARNES weapon
245 Chap SCOTT
Ben SCOTT
Jim MAYO gaming
251 Jim BOWIE weapon
261 Jim ROGERS disturbing religious worship
263 Wils CAMPBELL gaming
Wednesday Sept 28th
10 Carrie HOUSE
William HOUSE arson
20 G T OLIVER false pretense
Thursday Sept 29th
25 Tom HALEY
Curtis SHARP larceny
26 Mollie LANIER (no process)
Jack LANIER murder
27 J B CHASTAIN recieving stolen property
28 N BROWN recieving stolen property
Friday Sept 30th
36 Bob DEVERS larceny
38 Tom HALEY
Joe MYERS larceny
39 Joe MYERS malicious mischief
43 James BROWNFIELD
Ben KERR larceny
Monday Oct 3rd
49 Richard BOLIN Assault to kill
52 Dick HALEY larceny and recieving
65 Curvin CARSON larceny
Tuesday Oct 6th
78 Arthur MCGAHEE assault to kill
83 H N JEFFRIES larceny
Friday October 7th
84 Tom COLE embezzlement
87 James M HARDEN larceny
94 H H SELEW murder
Monday Oct 10th
96 Tom ANDERSON murder
249 W P MARTIN removing mortgaged property
105 M J DAVIS adultery
Tuesday Oct 11th
121 John EDGAR assault to kill
137 John EDGAR assault to kill
128 John EDGAR weapon
122 J F YORK selling liquor
124 Bill Poe robbery
Wednesday Oct 12
144 Sam SMITH murder
318 Kid KELLEY murder
247 Poley CROCKETT
Ad KEMP larceny
Thursday Oct 13th
152 Wash LEWIS selling liquor
145 Rube ADAMS larceny and recieving
148 Frank CALLAHAN larceny
149 Reed BOND introducing liquor
Friday Oct 14th
159 D S JAMISON introducing liquor
161 John CRISS larceny
Saturday Oct 15th
166 N J LASETER murder no process
168 Jim MILSAPS larceny and recieving no process
169 S R TALKINGTON assault to kill no process
171 Bob WINNIFRED jr
Chas WINNIFRED assault to kill no process
172 W S EMBRY selling liquor no process
173 Mrs S V BREWER selling liquor no process
174 Pearl Nichols
L B MILLER selling liquor no process
175 H H HORNBECK selling liquor no process
176 J J DOUGLAS selling liquor no process
177 Sales YEARGEN selling liquor no process
178 Jetty LINDSAY selling liquor no process
182 M G SCOTT violating rev law no process
195 R M VATES introducing liquor no process
196 S R TALKINGTON adultry no process
200 Ben PEARSON perjury no process
201 Arthur D MCGAHEY perjury no process
202 Charley MCSWAIN murder no process
203 J E ARNOLD subordination no process
204 J E ARNOLD subordination no process
205 I W FOLSOM perjury no process
206 Daniel MORAN perjury no process
207 Catherine SORRELLS perjury no process
208 George DUNCAN
A H MORRISON selling liquor no process
214 Ed Lee BARTLEY
Allen IVORY larceny and recieving no process
217 Floyd WOODS larceny and reciving no process
218 George BURTON assault to kill no process
219 Henry BEASLEY selling liquor no process
221 R B PIERCE assault to kill no process
225 Will ELLIOTT introducing liquor no process
226 Joel CHESTER uttering forged instrument no process
241 H E RODERICK selling liquor no process
246 C C GRIFFIN disposing mortgages property no process
257 Walter FERGUSON weapon no process
258 Walter FERGUSON assault to kill no process
262 Jim SMITH jr. assault to kill no process
265 WH H KELTNER perjury no process
268 William OBRIEN larceny no process
270 Joe MEADOWS larceny no process

Contributed By
Nalora Burns vashti@theshop.net


Capital Democrat

May 1, 1930

J L COKER killed by lightning Monday.
J L Coker, a widely known and highly respected citized on the Prairie View neighborhood, was struck by lightning and instantly killed Monday afternoon during a storm that visited that community about 3 p.m.
Mr Coker and another man were plowing in a field some distance from the house, when the storm came up and they immediately quit work aand the other man ran for the shelter leaving his team in the field.
It seems that Mr Coker endeavored to hitch his team to a wagon and the storm hit just as he was preparing to drive home. The lightning bolt hit him as he was in the acto of starting his team and he fell between the horses on to the wagon tongue. The team seemingly was also stunned by the bold, as one of the horses was till on the ground when first seen by Mr Walter Quaid, a neighbor who was passing along the highway after the storm. Mr Quaid immediately phone the officers at Tishomingo and an inquest was held.
Mr Coker was 80 (actually 70) years of age and had lived in Johnston co, for many years. he was formerly a resident of the Cope neighborhood. The remains were buried at city cemetery at Tishomingo Thursday afternoon. He survived by his wife and several children.
Submitted by Stan Coker sscok@aol.com


November 24, 1938.

Mrs COKER passes away in Ardmore. Octogenarian lived half a century in county. Mrs Susan Coker, 80 years old, for almost 50 years a resident of Johnston county died Friday morning after a two day illness of heart trouble in the home of her daughter, Mrs Nellie Hayes in Ardmore.
Funeral services were held in Tishomingo Saturday afternoon. Pall bearers included Levy Dawson, Jack Shirley, Lee Shirley, Buddy Coker, Barney Coker and Calvin Coker.
Surviving are two sons, Jess Coker and Coots Coker, three daughters, Mrs HAYES, Ardmore, Mrs Bessie DAWSON, Fillmore, Mrs Meldie WOODY, Pittsburg, 27 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Mrs Coker had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 80 years.

Card of Thanks. Capital-Democrat, Thursday, November 24, 1938.
We wish to take this method of expressing our thanks for the kindness shown us during the illness and death of our loved one, Mrs Susan Coker. We are also thankful for the beautiful floral offerings. Jess Coker, Coots Coker, Mrs Nellie Hayes, Mrs Bessie Dawson, Mrs Meldie Woody.
Submitted by Stan Coker sscok@aol.com


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