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OKbits File Love County: Marietta Monitor

Sept 17, 1896

Mr. GILLENWATER went to Ardmore Friday.

Jesse JONIAN was at Gainesville Monday.

Rev NEWMAN of Sunset, IT was in town Saturday.

Attorney LEDBETTER was down from Ardmore Monday.

Dr M W LIGON of Holder was a visitor last week.

J A RAY, a merchant from Ran, was a visitory here last week.

J B HEISSELBURG made a business trip to Lebanon last week.

E L ROBINSON, a Wynnewood attorney, was in town this week.

Mrs W H MCKELVEY spent Sunday with friends at Ardmore.

KISSELBURG, the tinner, is now located next door to the barber shop.

It is expected that the new M E Church will be ready for use next Sunday.

Mrs. H E SEALE returned to her home at Gainesville Tuesday after a visit with her daughter, Mrs AVERY.

W W SMITH, the druggist, is putting up a neat residence in eastern part of town that is a credit to Marietta.

John DUNN, the business representative of Oklahoma City Vinegar and Pickle company did business here Monday.

W L HAGAN is carrying one of his thumbs tied up this week caused by a bad cut he recieved while trying to subdue a refractory tin can.

REV T E MUSE, a babtist clergyman from Waco, Tex., preached here Sunday morning and evening to a fair sized congregation.

For anything in the way of the repairing of harnesses and saddles see H J RAPALJE, the old reliable; shop at G P BATES hardware store.

Mrs M THIERS opened her subscription school on the 7th with an attendance of fifty five which number has been increased somewhat since.

Mrs. John HUGHES, Mrs John LIVINGOOD, and Miss Lelia MAIN attended the closing exercises of the Baptist Association at New Hope Friday.

WISEMAN, the grocer, recieved from Vernon, Texas, last week a trio of pure bred Pitt game chickens, the best of the game breed. Look out for some fun in the future.

A report was prevalent Monday that seventy five head of fat steers had been stolen from Jerry WASHINGTON's pasture last week.

J W ACKLIN of Denison, Tex., has just opened a jewelry establishment in one of IRWIN & EVANTS display windows. He is a young man of  prepossing appearance and comes prepared with a most complete outfit of jeweler's tools and with five years experience at the bench. he is prepared to repair everything in the way of watches, clocks, and jewelry with promptness and at reasonable prices and our citizens should encourage him with their trade.

Dr W M CHANCELLOR and family arrived last week from County Line, Tex.,and are now domiciled in the Ralph WILSON house which the doctor has purchased. The Doctor has practiced for sixteen years continuously at County Line and some of his old neighbors assure the Monitor that he is not only a successful practitioner but  also that the family will be a valuable addition to our community.
The firm style will be CHANCELLOR & CHANCELLOR, the Doctor's oldest son, W G, being also a practicing physician.

W C HOLLIS of Love's Valley returned from a trip to Paul's Valley on Tuesday.

M G MILBURN of Holder, collector for S S EVANTS was doing business here Monday.

J T CHANCELLOR of Gainesville spent Sunday here with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. W CHANCELLOR.

The 18 month old son of Geo COSBY[? may be GATSBY], who lives six miles north of  town, died on Friday last, the funeral occured the next day.

The WASHINGTON building on the south side of main street has been undergoing some repairs and S. WEISTHEIMER & Co now occupy the whole building with their immense general stock of merchandise.

LIST OF JURORS--
Juries for the October term of the federal court at Ardmore have been drawn and among others the following gentlemen from this vicinity will be called to server their country:
Grand Jury--W H PITTMAN and F H HILL, Marietta; A G ROSE, Lebanon.
Petit Jury--G W SIMMONS and T J FLETCHER, Baum; Franklin SPRINGER and Sam MCKENNIS of Lebanon, J E DILLINGHAN of Overbrook, A LOVETT,  Thackerville, H E RICHMOND, Burneyville; D N EONGEI, Marrietta.

LICENSES TO WED--Ardmore Chronicle: During the month of August marriage licenses were issued to the following:
J W BRIDGEMAN aged 23 and Miss Lizzie SUTHERLAND 20, both of Lebanon.
J T HOLT aged 24 and Miss Virgie MULLINS, 18 of Marietta
W M BYRD aged 23 and Miss Clifford CALLAHAN, 18 of Marietta

Sept 24, 1896

A Thriving Little Town in a Good Country as it Looks to a Tenderfoot.
First impressions are most lasting if not always the best, and the writer may be excused if here gives in a neccesarily hasty way what he has observed in a very limited time Marietta is in the Chickasaw Nation, 20 miles north of Gainesville, Texas and 140 miles south of Oklahoma City, on the main line of the  Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe, running from Kansas City to Galveston.
It is located in good agricultural and mineral country and is as yet but half developed as to its natural resources. No finer agricultural land exists anywhere as the past shipments of grain, cotton and live stock from this point abundantly prove. But little attempt has been made to develop the mineral wealth of thje region. Abundance of fine building stone, a good quality of lime, and vast quantities of the finest asphalt are known to exist-- and other similar products no doubt await the hand of man. The town commands the entire trade of a tract of country 25 miles north and south and 40 miles east and west to the extent and her post office supplies two stage routes with nine mails per week for an equal number of post offices.
The latest census of the town was taken in October of 1895, and from it the following can be gleaned:
Population, 629, of whom 90 are of school age.
At this date there are 40 business houses, 175 dwellings, 2 churches,a two room school house, 2 large cotton gins, 3 hotels, a newspaper, three physicians, and four notaries.
The following shows the movement of freight from this station during the year 1894:
Oats carloads: 131
Wheat " 35
Hay " 51
Corn " 104
Millet " 3
Cotton Seed " 39
Hogs/Cattle " 124
Cotton bales 5,526
The amount of capital invested in various lines of business and neccesary improvements has been estimated at $214,450, with an annual business of $1,460,000. For a town but seven years in new country, Marietta has a large number of Brick and stone businesses, there being a street frontage of nearly 600 feet. The character of a good many of the residence properties also helps to indicate that there are a great many people here who "have come here to stay."
Secret societies are represented by the Masonic Fraternity who have a thriving lodge here that owns its hall and has a complete and expensive paraphenalia.

A complete list of the town's various enterprises:
Two Cotton gins with latest improved machinery are in operation, E R KING is the pioneer in this line and has a good run of custom. W E  WASHINGTON has a very large plant which is managed by W E BUSEY. Mr WASHINGTON also runs a custom feed and flour mill.
Three hotels cater to the wants of the wayfarer and the omnipresent boarder. J H MYERS is the host of the Florentine Cottage, and well cooked meals and hospitable treatment are every day occurances in the house. L O BARE precides over the destinies of the Marietta House, and has a good patronage. Here is a good place to note HUGHES' Restaurant, a clean and inviting establishment, that is well equipped to supply the wants of the inner man.
The health of the community is looked after by the following disciples of Esculapius:
Dr W A NORTON is building up a nice dental practice, as his work seems to please his patients.
Dr H J SHORT, Dr CHANCELLOR & CHANCELLOR, and J T WEST are engaged in general practice of their
profession, Their unanimous verdict is that the climate is an unusually healthy one.
The great lumber syndicate of Gainesville, WAPLES-PAINTER company, have a well stocked branch yard here in charge of J J MAGGOR.
The drug trade is represented by IRWIN & EVANTS and W W SMITH who are located "along side" each other in the O. Love block. Marietta is fortunate in having two such elegant stocks of drugs, and yet more fortunate in being the residence of the proprietors thereof.
Live stock matters are well looked after by J C WASHINGTON, who is an extensive dealer, feeder and shipper.
I F FULLINGHAM keeps the only butcher shop and has a fair trade in the line of fresh meats, poultry and eggs.
J W ACKLIN has just launched a jewelry business in which he has found a desirable field.
FREAR & KING have a large and nicely assorted stock of furniture and are well located; they also carry a stock of undertakers goods, and are among the substantial firms of the town.
On a prominent corner in a nice stone building 100x140, C C WASHINGTON runs a Livery stable and wholesale hay and grain business, to which was added a wagon yard. William SEATON, a rustling young man thoroughly  aquainted with the country, is in charge.
A neatly fitted barber shop and two expert wielder of the brush and razor, Wm BURCH and Geo HOLLAND, keep our male population looking neat and clean.
H L RAPALJE, saddler and harness maker, finds enough business to keep him constantly at work, and he doesnt care to wander, either.
In the Blacksmith line, Thos CAMPBELL and W A WILKINS find sufficient to do, and furnish the anvil chorus for the town.
Mrs H C DENT resides over Uncle Sam's post office, and handles a stock of stationary, millinery, and confectionary.
J A FRANKLIN keeps a large and orderly billard hall and sells soft drinks and cigars.
P P GLAZNER has a nicely kept confectionery, tobacco and notion stock.
Geo P BATES handles a large line of heavy and shelf hardware and farm impements. He is an old and experienced business man and finds this a good field.
R E WILSON, E I FLANDERS and Chas EMMONS are the contractors and builders who are responsible for the town's architecture.  
Three cotton yards are neccesary to care for the fleecy staple that comes here for shipment; BUTLER & RICE, L M POTTS, and J D HEADY are the propriets and cotton growers find no reason to complain of weights or treatment when they market at Marietta.
E T KISSELBURG came here from North Carolina less than a year ago but has succeeded in establishing a nice business in the tinner's field. He is a good workman in sheet metals.
In exclusive groceries the field is occupied by two houses: W L HAGAN,  is a big buyer and carries a good stock. J D WISEMAN has a well selected stock and enjoys a good trade. In the line of general merchandise there are three big firms, all  carrying the big stocks of goods.
THOMPSON & BLACK occupy the west room of the Love Brick and carry a  large stock. D G BARTLETT is bookeeper for the firm and Howard BLACK and Henry PETERMAN assist the proprietors as salesmen.
[obscured by ink]....W E MCKELVEY weilds his pen here and F L JORDON, Sam STRAUSS, Albert LEEPER, and Nate ADLER see that the customers have prompt attention.
S S EVANT, is a pioneer merchant and occupies his own elegant double building, two stories in height, built of native sandstone, and an immense stock of general merchandise passes in and out of his establishment in  a years time. He is a progressive and energetic citizen and also has a large agricultural enterprise. N D JONES is the chief bookeeper, and
a valuable all around man. L F BUTLER is chief salesman and is the right hand man of the place. M M MILBURN and W C GORE are the outside hustlers.
Lastly is the Monitor, which has recieved a very kind reception from many, is at the service of all, and by you, indulgent reader, is ready  to be judged.

Oct 1 1896

Alf T. WHITMAN, editor

Dr. SCWARTZ will be at the Marietta Hotel, one day only--Oct 5th.

Mr. P P GLAZNER entertained a dinner party of friends Saturday Afternoon.

C P BATES has completed the alterations to his dwelling on the east side and now has a very cozy house.

Judge Moran SCOTT says: since Dr SCHWARTZ has been treating my eyes they have been improving quite rapidly.

S S EVANTS has purchased the McHenry building next door to the barber shop; the price paid is understood to be about $250.

Farmers: remember that I am in the market and will pay you the highest price for your cotton seed. Don't sell till you see me.-- Jess JORDON.

W A CULWELL of Burneyville, shipped a couple of carloads of hogs from here Tuesday. ERSKINE & LONG also loaded a car on the same day.

J C WASHINGTON and M UTLEY are carrying their arms in slings this week, the latter being afflicted with a felon and the former with an abcess on the palm.

U S Marshall PULLIMAN and Max WESTIHEIMER were down from Ardmore friday looking for a man named TAYLOR who had been disposing of mortgaged propery.

J V MORRIS gave a very clever slight of hand performance here Tuesday evening to a fair sized audience. Should he come this way again he will get a crowded house.

OLIVER
Mrs Virginia OLIVER who lived near Barlow, Texas, and was accidentally shot last week by her son J W STENSON, died of the wounds she recieved. She was over 50 years of age.

Hon. Henry FURMAN, of Ardmore will deliver a lecture on the "Alms of Masonry" at the Baptist church on Tuesday evening Oct 6th at 7:30 p.m general invitation is extended to the public.

Zack ADDINGTON and a force of men were in town last week taking a bunch of 350 cattle that he bought of REYNOLDS & PRUITT. He drove them across the country to Lone Grove where they will be fed this winter.

I F FULLINGIM has been very sick during the past 10 days. Last Saturday he was given by mistake a dose of diluted Carbolic acid and prompt treatment saved him and he is now rapidly recovering.

TYSON
Ellen Davis TYSON, colored, wife of Rev. TYSON of Ardmore, died about five miles east of here on Hickory Creek last Saturday of slow fever. She was 19 years of age and had been married only six months.
The remains were taken to Blue Cross Roads for burial.

Last Wednesday evening the young people to the number of 75 enjoyed a pleasant dance and supper at the residence of M M COODY, who lives five miles west of town. The Monitor can testify that the hostess is an excellent cook and she left a large cake at this office that fully proves it.

Rev A C PICKENS, presiding elder of the Ardmore district of the M E Church south will hold quarterly meeting services at Burneyville next Saturday at 11 am and on Sunday at the same hour. Sunday at 7:30 pm he will preach at Marietta, which will probably be his  last sermon here. Everybody is cordially invited to attend.

FOOD FOR FLAMES--
Last Tuesday at about 10 am, Dr H J SHORT's comfortable house on the east side was discovered to be in flames and in spite of all efforts to save it was entirely consumed. A part only of the  furniture was saved. It was a one story five room frame cottage, and it had been built only a few months. The fire is supposed to have  originated Saturday night. In absense of the family, a spark from a  smouldering fire in the fireplace must have caught in the carpet, thence to a bed and bedding and eventurally burned a hole through the floor.
By the merest accident the neighbors happened to discover the fire and extinguished it but not before damage to the amount of $100 was done to the building and furniture. This fire probably lingered where it could not be seen til it finally revived with the result stated  above.
The loss will amount to $1,600, as the Doctor had a good  library, the insurance carried was $700 on house and $600 on contents.
The Monitor joins The Doctor's many friends in assuring him of their sympathy.

PERSONALS

Mrs EPPS went to Bob Tuesday.

Randolph ROSS went to Roff Sunday.

Frank BUTLER visited Ardmore Monday.

Dr A E MARTIN was up from Bob last Friday.

Judge O LOVE went to Tishomingo last Sunday.

Mrs J R STRANGE was here from Eastman Sunday.

George LABARRE saw the Elephant at Ardmore Sunday.

U S Marshall PULLIMAN was down from Ardmore Monday.

P P GIZNER visited Gainesville on business yesterday.

C C HEMMING, a Gainesville banker was in town Tuesday.

James FISH left friday for a visit to his old home in Kentucky.

Dr GRAHAM and Robert A GOETZ were over from Burneyville Friday.

Mrs J P JEWELL and children returned from a visit to Ardmore Monday.

Wm R HAGAN and S WESTHEIMER made business trips to Gainesville Friday.

W M FREEMAN and wife of Davis were here Sunday the guests of J B FREEMAN.

HARRELL, the insurance man, went to Ardmore Thursday to carry water to the Elephant.

J B WISE of Whitesboro, Texas was the guest of his friend, Dr. CHANCELLOR yesterday.

Mrs J D WISENFAN and children left on Thursday for a visit with relatives at Paul's Valley.

R L GILLEN was down from Ardmore, where he now makes his home, the first of the week.

Dr W O CHANCELLOR returned from County Line, Texas, yesterday after an absence of a fortnight.

E S WISEMAN. a prominent merchant of Paul's Valley was here Tuesday with his brother J C WISEMAN.

Historian LYNCH, who is preparing a history of the Chickasaw Nation is here this week accompanied by Mrs. LYNCH.

Among the Marietta Crowd who saw the show at Gainesville Saturday were:
Mr and Mrs J H MYERS, J A ACKLEY, Ed DUNLAP, Nate ADLER, Sam STRAUSS, Will SEATON, L M POTTS, James O'ROURKE, C C WASHINGTON, Ben FRANKLIN,  and J C BARTLETT.

Thos. SCOTT, king of the Cowetas, died on the 12th.

S D BROWN of Center has been lodged in Jailat Ardmore, chared with Slander.

CLOUD's cotton gin at Center was burned last week, loss over $3,000, no insurance.

D M FERRY & Co have brought an action to restrain the government from distributing garden seeds for free.

J R KEATON of Guthrie had been appointed to succeed Judge Henry W SCOTT of the third district of Oklahoma.

Y R and S R GILLIAM and Luke HARRISON were arrested at Davis last week charged with horse stealing and lodged in jail at Ardmore.

Chief ISPARHECHER of the Creek Nation is quite sick, He refuses to be treated by white physicians depending entirely on Indian medicine men.

James T SWIMMER, full blood Cherokee, and Harry WILLIAMS, and 18 year old Negro, were last week hanged at Talequah for the crime of murder.

Sallie ALBERTSON, of Colbert, the oldest Chickasaw and probably one of the oldest women, has just died at the age of 115 years. She was the wife of Chief ALBERTSON who fought with General Jackson in the Creek war of 1812.

A Seminole woman was convicted at Wewoka a few days ago of adultry, and as punishment recieved eighty lashes, and although the blood was frequently drawn from her back and arms during the infliction of the sentence, she maintained a stoical indifference.

TISHOMINGO

Senators MCLISH and CHEADLE have resigned. Ben CAMP has been elected to succeed R L MCLISH.
There is no truth in the rumor that Gov. HARRIS has been impeached. On the 24th, the legislature passed a bill authorizing the appointment of twelve census takers; three each in Pickens and Ponotoc counties, and in the Choctaw Nation; two in Tishomingo county, and one in Panola county.
The enumeration is to be completed by Oct 15th and is to include the taking of all intermarried citizens who were married under Chickasaw laws as well as those related by blood.
The Chickasaw Nation is now officered as follows:
Governor: R M HARRIS
District Attorney: R L BOYD
Senate Officers: Lewis KEEL, President, Willie WOODS, secretary,
E P GOFORTH, interpreter, Joe KEMD, jr, sergeant at arms.
House Officers: W H BURRIS, speaker, James COLBERT, clerk, Hogan KEEL,
interpreter, Jesse TURNBULL, sergeant at arms.
Supreme Judges: Isam OKUMBY, Humphrey COLKERT, and A C KEMP.
District Judge: Britt WILLIS
Superintindent of Schools: Holms WILLIS
Jailor: W J BYRD
National Agent: Frank BYRD
Auditor: James PERRY
Census taker: A B ROARK for Panola county
Dawes Conference Commission: Overton LOVE, R L MCLISH, Ex-Gov BYRD, M V CHEADLE.

1896 Contributed By
Nalora Burns vashti@theshop.net


February 16, 1906

Overbrook, I.T., Febuary 12

Thomas HARTGRAVES, age 78 years died at the home of H.M.BROWN at 11;05 A.M., Feb. 10, 1906.
The deceased man was an old confederate soldier, having been a member of Company A, 6th Texas Regiment, enlisted at Plano, Texas, under Capt. PORTER, now at Sherman, Texas. Everyone knew him as Uncle Tom. He had made his home with H.M. BROWN for the past 15 years. The deceased had no kin in this area. He had a mother and two brothers in Lafayette County, Miss.
Submitted by Calvin Goforth  calgofo@cityscope.net


Friday, September 21, 1917

Walter Tate: b. July 14, 1883 - d. September 18, 1917
Maggie (White) Tate: unknown
Officer Shot In Discharge of Duty

A deplorable tragedy was enacted near Oswalt, Sunday
night September 16, 1917 when WALTER TATE, a
deputy sheriff was shot and perhaps mortally wounded
while in the discharge of his duty by BEN CANTY.

The shooting occurred at the home of HUGH ALLISON
an uncle of CANTY, who lives about a mile and a half
east of Oswalt.

The particulars of the shooting as told to us by an officer are about as follows: TATE had a warrant for CANTY who was charged with obtaining money under false pretense and went to the home of ALLISON in company with two or three other parties to arrest CANTY. ALLISON was requested to light a lamp and open the door, which he did after some delay. Upon entering the room he was fired upon by CANTY with a Winchester, the ball striking him in the abdomen and passing through Mollie Houston body.
After being shot TATE fired upon CANTY the shots taking effect in his hand, both of which were mangled by the shot.
The wounded officer was taken to the Sanitarium where he is now with little hope for his recovery. CANTY went to Brock to have is wounds dressed and was carried from their to the Sanitarium at Ardmore from which he was secured by the sheriff and brought to this place and is now in jail. ALLISON was also arrested in is in jail charged with being in accomplice to the affair.
Submitted by Linda Bonham lindacb@flash.net


Friday, September 28, 1917

WALTER TATE DIES FROM BULLET WOUNDS
The death of deputy sheriff WALTER TATE of Oswalt, who was shot by BEN CANTY at the home of HUGH ALLISON near Oswalt Sunday night September 16, 1917, occurred at the Hardy Sanitarium at Ardmore last Thursday night at 8 O'clock. From the time he was wounded, but little hope was entertained for his recovery.
The funeral and internment occurred Friday afternoon, the funeral services being conducted by REV G .W. WHITFIELD of Marsden and internment taking place in the Oswalt Cemetery.
Deceased was about 30 years of age and is survived by his wife and five brothers. A large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives were present at the funeral and internment to day their last respects to the Deceased. Mr. TATE was among the most prominent citizens of Love County and his untimely death is mourned by friends all over the county. A large number of friends from this place attended the funeral.
Submitted by Linda Bonham lindacb@flash.net


November 22, 1918

Death Of Mrs T. GRAHAM
Mrs. Mary GRAHAM, wife of Tebe GRAHAM, died at the family home in Addington Bend Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness of tuberculosis. Mrs. GRAHAM had been in failing health for many months and some months ago went west in hopes of being benefitted but gradually grew worse until the end came as stated above.
The family have lived in Love County for many years and their many friends through out the county were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. GRAHAM.
Deceased was 64 years of age and is survived by her husband and fourteen children

Receives News Of The Death Of Son C.W. BAIRD of the city received a telegram last Thursday conveying the sad news to him that his son Chas. BAIRD, of Childress, Texas, had been killed in action on the western front in France, his death occurred October 4th.
Young BAIRD was a member of the 142nd Infantry, Company D, of the 36th Division. Before going into the army he was a linotype operator and worked on a paper at Memphis, Texas.
Besides his father he also has a sister at this place, Mrs. Charley GAYLER, and Mrs. John P. LONDON is his aunt. "Uncle" Charley and the other relatives of the deceased have the sympathy of a host of friends at this place in their great sorrow.
Burial at Lake View Cemetery.
Researched by Stephen Westfall Westfall@stud-mailer.uni-marburg.de


July 2, 1929

Afton HEDDEN Victim Of Appendicitis
The news of the death of Fred Afton HEDDEN, which occurred last Thursday afternoon, June 27th (1929), in a sanitarium at Gainesville, Texas, following an operation for appendicitis, came as a shock to the people of Marietta among whom he was reared to young manhood. He died on his 21st birthday after an illness of about two weeks. He was first strickened at Ardmore where he had been employed for the past two or more years in the cleaning and pressing department of Cook's Laundry, and came here to the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs. Fred C. Hedden, to regain his health but a few days later he grew worse and was carried to the sanitarium at Gainesville for an operation from which he never rallied.
Afton was a good boy with a likeable disposition and made friends every where he went. He was held in the highest esteem by his teachers and friends here and his employers at Ardmore. He was a serving Christain and a faithful member of the Baptist church of this city, and just before the end came he told his loved ones all was well with him and bid them goodbye for a season.
On December 22, 1928, he was married to Miss Laura GIST of Ardmore and the happy young couple has been making their home in that city since their marriage. His bride of a few months was with him in his days of health and happiness, in his two weeks of suffering and was at his bedside when the end came.
It is the broken ties at the grave that prompts us to a fuller appreciation of the tenderness of the ties that are not broken, so while the loved ones mourn the loss of Afton they have that blessed assurance that he lives again, and that there is no cloud so dark that there is no light behind it, no sorrow so poignant that there is not a balm for the wounds it inflicts.
Besides his young wife he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hedden, and two young sisters, Glenda and Magie Alice.
The funeral services were held here Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the First Baptist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Lemuel HALL. Burial in Lake View cemetery. The services were sad and impressive and attended by a large concousse of sorrowing relatives and friends.
The active pallbearers were William PRICHARD, Leroy NORTHCUTT, Adele MALONE and George ENGLISH, former school mates of this city, and Claude Roberts and Claude WICKER, co-worker and associates of Ardmore.
Those from out of town to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Joe HARRIS, Mr and Mrs. Earl GIST, Mr. and Mrs. Claude ROBERTS, Mr. and Mrs. John YELl and Miss Aleda GIBSON, Ardmore; Mr and Mrs. E.H. DYER, Wichita Falls, Texas; Mrs. Chas. JOHNSON, Mrs. Joe PETTITT, Gainesville, Texas, Mr and Mrs. D.D. LOYD and Mr. and Mrs. Shelly WEST, Thackerville.
Submitted by: Lynn B. Cunningham lcunnin1@mail.atl.bellsouth.net


July 24, 1930

Love Co. Newspaper Unknown

FREEMAN Andy, a young man about 21 years of age, whose home is near Konawa, was killed here this morning a few minutes after 9 o' clock, when his body was caught between the bumpers of two gravel cars where he was at work in a gravel car as signal man to the crane opperator. the accident happened while the morning local Santa Fe freight train was picking up a string of empty gravel cars and placing a number of loaded ones on the switch in reach of the crane where the gravel is being unloaded for the paving work on highway 77.
FREEMAN had been working as signal for the paving company for several weeks and just how he got caught between the two cars is hard to assertain. but his body was almost cut in to, causing instant death. he was unmarried, but has a brother here driving a truck for the paving company. the body was prepared for burial by the Burton funeral home and will be shipped to Konawa, where the funeral and burial will be held.
Submitted by: Shelly Wittman  swittman@mcn.net


The following newspaper clipping was found in an old trunk belonging to my aunt. Although no date was on the obit, I know it was prior to 1932.

KIMSEY
Mrs. Charles Kimsey Claimed By Death
A pall of sadness was spread over the entire community like a dark cloud when it was known that Mrs. Charles E. Kimsey, one of the most beloved women of the city, had passed away. Her death came as a terrible shock to her loved ones and hundreds of friends and all hearts were strickened with sadness. Her death occurred at the family home in the north part of town about 9 o'clock Sunday evening after a brief illness.
She was 35 years, 8 months, and 6 days old, born in North Georgia, came to Marietta with her parents several years ago, where she was married later to C.E. Kimsey. She was a devout Christian, and faithful member of the Baptist Church, leader and active worker in all religious activities, affectionate wife, devoted mother an sympathetic friend.
Besides her husband and three young daughters, Theo, Aria and Charleen, she is survived by her parents, Mr. And Mrs. L.A. Burch, two sisters, Mrs W.J. Farmer, Ardmore; Mrs Melvin Shellenberger, Wilson; all of whom were present at the funeral, together with a number of other relatives and friends outside the city.
The funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church where she worshiped, and faithfully served in building young lives and helping others, Monday afternoon, November 11, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Lemuel Hall, assisted by Rev. J.M. Truett of Whitewrith and Mr. E.L. Smith of Healdton.
The burial was in Lake View Cemetery under the direction of the L.T. Burton Funeral Home, and the floral offering surpassed in profusion and beauty anything ever seen here before.
Active pall bearers were: D.L. Neal, B.T. Newton, John Montgomery, W.J. Farmer, E.L. Smith, W.A. Pritchard.
Honorary pall bearers: M.G. Norvell, Hershell Andrews, Dan Rambo, Sr., Horace Glenn, Jim Northcut, Fred Walker, Virgil Stokes, Cleo Mayfield, S.B. Sivells, Fred Hedden, A.A. Mayfield.
Submitted by Lynn B. Cunningham lcunnin1@mail.atl.bellsouth.net


Friday, January 1, 1932

Submitters Note: When the depession hit, my grandparents lost their Marietta, Oklahoma home. While so many moved on west, they decided to move to Georgia - my grandfather was originally from there.
This article was published in the Marietta Monitor in 1932. My grandparents never were able to return to Oklahoma, but soon came to love their mountain home, too.

Fred HEDDEN Writes to S.B. SIVELLS
Fred HEDDEN who moved his family from here in September to the Blueridge mountains in northeast Georgia, describes his trip back east, his present surroundings and sends greetings to Marietta friends in a letter to S.B. SIVELLS. Reading between the lines his friends here are outspoken in their belief that Fred is not as well satisified hunting gray squirrels in the Georgia hills as he would be hooking channel cat in Red river with the old gang to help run the lines. In perusing Fred's letter we find that he hasn't forgotten his friends in Marietta and Love County and the old gang is now beginning to plan for a big fishing trip when he rolls in next spring. Here is some of the things Fred says in his letter written a few mornings ago:
Dear Friend Simon: "Say I would love to see you this morning. One of the hardest things I have to do is write a letter. You know it is not because I care nothing for my friends, I just can't get started. Wish I knew you were well, as I think of you many times every day. I stood between two rivers yesterday, one headed on one side and one on the other, just a few yards apart and something over 2,000 feet above sea level. One gun shot could be heard three or four times.
"We arrived here with very little trouble, only five days on the road, had a nice trip out here. The country looks much rougher than I expected. We are staying at present in the old house I was born in 48 years ago. Have been feasting on apples and black walnuts almost continuously since our arrival. Fishing no good, very few squirrels, all grey, and most of the chestnut trees are dead. People in bad shape here, seem like they have almost given up. Long face and no smile, many are peculiar looking - poor. Many came to court here last week, all kinds of petty cases brought into court that people in Oklahoma would never think about.
"I wish the people of Marietta could only know that there are some of the best people on earth living there. We know times are hard everywhere, yet by the help and promise of God, I have been able to smile many times each day. Looking on the dark side I am poor, but to look on the bright side I am as rich as one could wish to be. Give each one of my friends my best regards."
Lynn B. Cunningham lcunnin1@mail.atl.bellsouth.net


October 1932

SIVELLS
Love County Educator Is Buried Near Sherman
S.B. Sivells, 53, former superintendent of the Marietta public schools and prominent Southern Oklahoma educator, died at his home here Friday, at 2:30 A.M. He is survived by his wife and three children, Eugene, Simon B. Jr., and Miss Marguerite Sivells, a teacher in the city schools.
The funeral was held from the First Christian Church by Rev. A.L. Porterfield of Durant, a former pastor.
Schools were dismissed for the day, with the pupils and teachers attending the funeral in a body. All business houses closed while the funeral was in progress.
Served Three Terms
Sivells was superintendent of the Marietta schools three terms. He was re-elected for the fourth term, but had to resign on account of ill health. Before coming to Marietta he was superintendent of schools in Checotah.
During the summer he served as a member of the faculty at Southeastern State School in Durant. He was a member and active worker in the Red Red Rose, and organization for superintendents and principals of schools.
S.B. Sivells was one of the finest Christian characters we have ever known, he was not only a fine school man, but conscientious in every walk of life, he was loved as a teacher in Sunday school, where he will be sorely missed. Mr. Sivells was taken to Temple, Texas, and Houston clinics in August to see if anything could be done to prolong his life, but to no avail. Death has no sting for men who lived the life this good man lived. There has never been a more beautiful floral offering in Marietta a token of the love and esteem held for him.
Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mr. And Mrs. Hestand and duaghter, Dorothy; Mr. And Mrs. Fred Moore, Sherman; Mrs T.B. Moore, Loyd Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Whitewright, Mrs. W.O. Guthrie, Tioga; Mrs. Minnie Ball Krum, Mrs. Viola Cox, Denton; Ralph Ownby, Durant; and E.L. Smith, Healdton..
Lynn B. Cunningham lcunnin1@mail.atl.bellsouth.net


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