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  Minco, Grady County

Minco Minstrel

February 1908

Death Comes on Sunday Evening Without a Moments Warning
Sunday evening at about 3:30 o'clock, occured the death of C.T. PINKSTON, at his home two and one-half miles west of this city, the cause of his death being heart failure. Death came suddenly without warning. The only members of the family present was his eldest daughter.
The deceased was born in Tishamingo county, Miss. Nov. 1861, removing from there to Arkansas in 1869, where he married to Sarah F. BODENHAMER, 21 Mar. 1885. Seven children were born to this union, five of whom are still living. In 1895 Mr. PINKSTON and family removed to Pottawatomie county, coming to Minco about four years ago.
On January 1, 1900 Mrs. PINKSTON was called to heavenly reward.
Besides the five children the deceased leaves two brothers, A.L. and D.W. PINKSTON, to mourn his sudden demise. The funeral services were held at Hazel Dell on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by Re. M.L. LEACH. Interment in Hazel Dell cemetery.

C.T. PINKSTON died February 7, 1908 at age 47 years.
(This cemetery is located about 8 miles west of Minco Ok. In Grady county)

Submitted by Nancy Charlton


April 16, 1909

A Good Woman Passes Away
Mrs. Mary CHILL was born in Doniphan County, Kansas, Feb. 8, 1877, and departed this life on Aoril 14, 1909 leaving a husband, Zeb CHILL and five children to mourn for her life and call in vain for "mother".
The remains were laid to rest in the Minco Cemetery Thursday afternoon, the funeral ? conducted from the Methodist church by Rev. K.M. MEARS.
She is survived by two sisters and three brothers, the sisters,  Mrs. Annie STUDER, of Kansas City, and Mrs. Lena REEDY, of St. Joe  were in attendance at the funeral. Mr. CHILL expresses his heart's gratitude to neighbors and friends for their kindness and to Drs. LITTLE, OWENS,  HATCHETT and RICHARDSON for their heroic effort to save the life of his beloved.

COL. Hugh HALE Hurt
Col. Hugh HALE, the auctioneer met with a serious accident, Saturday that will probably lay him up for quite a spell. He was handling his stallion at his home north of twon and stepped around behind the animal just in time to receive a terriffic blow from the animals heels. One of the hoofs struck his right arm, peeling the skin from wrist to shoulder, the other struck him in the face, breaking his lower jaw on the right side and cutting a gash in his chin. The injury was intensified by the horse being shod, and it is a miracle that Mr. HALE was not killed out right. As it was he was standing too close to receive the full force of the kick in the face, the blow being partly warded off by his arm.

R.H. FARRIS Dead
Monday evening about five o'clock R.H. FARRIS wae(sic) found dead in the barn on the old WALDON place near Tuttle, where he was in the employ of D.P. SLADE who has the place leased. About an hour before he was found dead he was at the house to warm his hands preparatory to hauling a load of refuse from the hall-way of the barn. When found he was lying behind the wagon with his hands tightly closed as if suddenly seized with a severe pain.
He could not have been dead long when discovered.
Physicians attribute his death to a stroke of appoplexy or heart failure.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D.A. NUNN, Tuesday evening, interment being made in the old Silver City cemetery.
R.H. FARRIS is the father of D.O. and Q. FARRIS and has been a resident of Minco and vicinity for a long time. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death.
Family Researched by Hope Farris

Aged Citizen Dies
H.M. BROTHERS
, aged 81 years and 2 months, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H.B. EVANS in Minco, last Sunday mornign about 1 o'clock. Mr. BROTHERS was born in Kentucky, but had lived in and near New London, Missouri the greater part of his life. He was one of the "Forty-niners" to California during the gold excitement and saw a large portion of the West. In fulfillment of a promise made to the deceased when he came here from Missouri, his body was shipped back to New London, accompanied by Mr. EVANS, and interred by the side of his wife, who preceded him to the better land two years ago.

Mr. HALE was struck on the face, breaking his lower jaw on the right side and cutting a gash in his chin by being kicked by a horse. The injury was intensified by the horse being shod and it is a miracle that Mr. HALE was not killed outright. As it was he was standing too close to receive the full force of the kick in the face, the blow being partly warded off by his arm.

Old Landmarks Torn Down
Historic Old Church At Fort Gibson The Last To Go.

Muskogee, Okla. - One by one the old landmarks of historic Fort Gibson are being torn down. The old house on Garrison Hill, where Jefferson DAVIS, leader of the southern confederacy once lived, has been gone for two years. The old barracks building, 2,000 feet long and two stories high, is half torn down. The stone is being used for a modern dwelling in Fort Gibson. The old Presbyterian church and school house where Henry M. STANLEY, the great African explorer, once taught schools, is now only a delapidated old structure. This building was of wood, resting on great stone pillars and was erected in 1835 by the Presbyterian Board of missions. It was for many years the only church edifice(sic) in old Fort Gibson, where the officers and soldiers of the old fort worshipped.
James G. BLAINE, while sojourning in Fort Gibson, after his defeat for the presidency in 1884, with Col. COPPINGER, his son in law, attended church services here. It was in this building that A. GRANT EVANS, now president of the Oklahoma State University, was ordained a minister of the gospel, Ambassador BRYCE of Great Britain, while visiting the old fort a year ago, saw the buuilding in which STANLEY taught school in the days before he became famous. Mr. BRYCE took from the old building a peice of lath, which he carried to England with him as a memento.

Sapulpa Striding Fast
Sapulpa, Okla. - J.F. ADAMSON, representing six factory enterprises of Parker City, Ind. is here, and probably will locate the entire group in Sapulpa. The project pepresents $500,000 and about 1,600 empolyes(sic) with a monthly payroll of $50,000. The factories, it is estimated, would use 1,000,000 cubic feet of gas every day.
ADAMSON was attracted by the great abundance of gas near Sapulpa. Within the past four months Sapulpa has secured a 35,000 barrel oil refinery, a $400,000 packing plant.

Will He Win Townsite?
Famous Case Involving Tuttle Title Appealed

Guthrie, Okla. - The famous Tuttle townsite case, involving the ownership of the entire town of Tuttle, was appealed to the supreme court Wednesday.
E. DOWDEN, the plaintiff below, and defendant in error in this court, had purchased from the heirs of Aaron COLBERT, deceased, and from Carrie L. McCLURE, an intermarried citizen of the Chickasaw tribe, two tracts of land which are included in the township of Tuttle. He platted it into lots and blocks, and sold a number of lots, contracting to give deeds when he received deeds from the chiefs of the two tribes.
Later on by order of the secretary of the interior the Chickasaw Townsite Commission decided to segregate the Tuttle townsite and scheduled lots to the people who were ocupying(sic) them. DOWDEN claimed that this was illegally done, and brought suit against 113 occupants of lots in Tuttle for possession of the same; also against Governor GREEN McCURTAIN of the Choctaw tribe and Governor D.I. JOHNSON of the Chickasaw tribe, to compel them to issue patents to him for the land.

Girl Drowned In River
Guthrie, Okla. - Little Elsie TRAVERS, aged six years, daughter of Maynard TRAVERS, was drowned Saturday afternoon in the Cottonwood river six miles south of Guthrie. The child with her two smaller sisters, aged two and four years; were playing along the banks of the stream near where their father was cutting brush.

Confesses P.O. Robbery
Chandler, Okla.- Luther BUNTON, 16, confessed to postal inspector R.V. LEAHY that he had taken part in the robbery of the postoffice at Newby, near Bristow, last Tuesday night. Frank LEE, 18, BUNTON'S companion, is under arrest in connection with the robbery. BUNTON implicated his friend in his confession.
The officers were baffled by the disappearance of $62.00 worth of stamps and $40.00 in cash from the safe of the Newby postoffice. A few days ago  Lee ALKEN, a farmer near Chandler, saw two boys in a vacant farm hours. He investigated the premises after they had left and found the stolen stamps. He reported his discovery to the local authorities and the arrest of the boys followed.

New Brick Hotel At Waurika
Waurika, Okla.- Within 30 days this city can boast of one of the best moderate sized hotels in the state, as the finishing touches are now being put on the new STUART hotel. This is a three story brick building and will have 50 rooms, 20 of which will be with baths.

Negro Convict Killed
McAlester, Okla.- Dennis HIGGS, a negro convict from Ardmore, was instantly killed at the state penitentiary Wednesday. While at work he held on to a metal elevator as it swung against a heavily charged electric wire and instant death was the result.

Prisoners Sent To Pen
Lawton, Okla. - Sheriff Rufe LEFORS has just taken to the state penitentiary at McAlester, Aaron CROXTON, William SNELLING, George NITE and Lemuel FENNEL, the first two convicted in the last term of the district court for burglary and the last two for larceny, and sentenced to two and one years respectively. These are the first prisoners sent from Comanche county since the removal of the state convicts from Kansas.

Local Mention

Knox GLASS was up from Verden, Sunday.

Oscar FISHER and wife were in Oklahoma City last Thursday.

R.M. JOHNSON was in Minco the first of the week.

Guy McLAIN of Cahttanooga is a new reader of the Minstrel.

Miss Amye JOHNSON was an Oklahoma City visitor, Monday.

T.T. JOHNSON returned on Sunday from a week's trip to Hobart.

Col. Hugh HALE is getting along nicely. He is able to talk a little.

Phoebe COLE of Oxford, Kansas is visiting her brother, E.V. COLE, of Leal.

Capt. C.H. DEFORD was here the first of the week looking after "the boys.

E.E. LACY and family are now occupying the Shirley building on Main street.

H.L. HILL has transferred to John H. KNIPPELMEIR, lot 2 in 24 10-7, consideration $600.00.

Captain C.H. DeFORD went to Erick Monday evening returning Wednesday evening.

Mrs. C.B. CAMPBELL and Mrs. A.H. WITHERSPOON were Oklahoma City visitors, Thursday.

F.L. DALE left Monday for Chickasha, where he has a force at work selling kitchen cabinets.

For Sale-One bay mule 4 yrs. old, 15 1/2 hands high.-Harry BROWER, 1 mi. W. & 1/2 S. of Minco.

Miss Mae THOMPSON is visiting her sister in Oklahoma City this week.

Miss Lucinda MARTY was the guest of Miss Margaret GRANT Saturday night.

A.S. TAYLOR and wife were Oklahoma City visitors for a few days last week.

Dr. and Mrs. RICHARDSON of Union City visited at the home of J.A. NEWTON one day last week.

C.A. VREELAND went to Chattanooga, Saturday to visit with his family, returning to Minco Monday.

Mrs. M.H. HARRELSON, of Chickasha, accompanied by Mr. HARRELSON'S mother, were visiting Minco friends this week.

Rev. C.H. McGHEE, presiding elder, preached at the Methodist church Sunday morning, Rev. Frank NAYLOR filling the pulpit in the evening.

Jeff POTTER, cashier of the Bank of Pocasset, and Miss May GOENAWEIN of El Reno were united in marriage last Saturday evening in Oklahoma City. They will make their home in Pocasset.


May 7, 1909

In Memory Of WM. PARDLER
Born in New Mexico in the year 1833; died at his home on Caddo county, Okla. on March 19, 1909; age 76.
William PARDIER, known as a Mexican, was a decendant of the original Spanish colony that settled in the land since known as New Mexico, but then known only as Spanish territory by conquest. Of his early life we have no reliable data other than as stated above, and can therefore speak of him only since his coming into this country about 1865, soon after the close of the Civil War. He is first remembered as a teamster and cow boy in the neighborhood of Ft. Sill. He was then 32 years of age. All the country at that time was wild, with but a few widely scattered places of permanent abode, and we next hear of him at old Ft. Arbuckle, and soon after he was married to a Caddo woman named Sallie JOEL somewhere near White Bead Hill, on the Washita. He built his first home on Little Woman Creek, a tributary of the little Washita, about 1868. Next, a little further west, on a creek since called Bill's creek because he was the first settler on its banks. This is north of where the town of Cement is now located. Then, for a few years, he lived at the mouth of Hog creek, on the Washita, west of Anadarko. In 1878 he established a good home and ranch near the head of Spring creek, about 14 miles west of Minco, where he remained for 20 years, and until his last move from there to the present PARDIER home on Buggy creek 7 miles west of Minco in 1898.
He had four children, all girls, Louisa, married to James LAYTON; Nancy, married to E.B. PARRISH; Sina, married to Will HENRY; and Mary, married to Bob SUTHERLIN. His wife, and all his children are yet living.
Wm. PARDIER was a good man and made a good neighbor. It is true, he had some of the faults common to men born to a rough life. Who is without fault? And yet it can be safely said there are but few of us would show as true a life and as clean a character, if we, as he was, should be thrown friendless and alone from childhood, among an alien race, with all the opportunities and incentives to crime abundant and continual, and with all the moral element and inducements largely absent from his daily surroundings. How many of us would come to the end with as clean a balance sheet?
The writer had known Bill PARDIER for twenty-four years and he has never yet heard a man say that PARDIER had harmed him, nor done him an evil. Not fitted either by education or training for the greater things of a highter civilization, yet he played his own part and played it well to the end. Kind, hospitable in his own way, troubling no one, honest in his dealings, he lived a long life of peace and good will toward men.
HORNBECK

Germans Will Build Church
The German Evangelical congregation will build a house of worship on the Otto FREY farm 5 miles north-west of Minco.


May 14, 1909

Tedda New

Harold SHRANTZ lost a valuable horse by its falling in an old well.

Mr. and Mrs. C.O. GREER were El Reno visitors one day last week.

The sheriff came out and captured Earl MITCHEL on the charge of stealing a lap robe.

T.M. FISHER and bride departed for New Mexico Sunday. Tom has a claim in that country.

Miss Bessie SHOWEN left for Martha, Okla. Thursday, where she will visit with friends for a week or so. J.A. SHOWEN, JR. accompanied her to Minco.

Preston BERRY organized a charivari last Sunday, but owing to an unavoidable delay he was not there to share in the fun. We feel sorry for Preston. (?)

Owen THOMAS was seen sitting on a foot log over Buggy creek, Sunday. We suppose he was waiting for the fish to come upon the log so that he could nab them.

The directors of the Pioneers Settlers Association have decided to hold a celebration at the park on July 3. HORNBECK, BLACK, and SHOWEN are committee on program. If you want to spludificate<?> see them.

The sensation of this neighborhood last week was the dissappearance of Jimmie BEST. He left home last Friday during the absence of his parents. They searched all the neighboring towns but without success until Wednesday when he came up to Minco from Ft. Worth.

The way the young girls are getting married in these parts, we are afraid the future crop of old maids will be rather scarce. Rev. Paul McWHORTER was kept busy tying nots(sic) on last Sunday, the first one being for Austin PUETT and Laulis ALSUP, the second for Amos PEEVLER and Mary BLEDSOE.

Texas Jack asks advice of Minstrel readers regarding some ducks he has on his farm. Now Jack, if your ducks don't lay they are undoubtedly male birds, commonly called drakes. Remember it is the female bird that does the laying act. If you will take the trouble to examine their tails, you will find a tuft of curled feathers.
Advice: Find a neighbor that knows nothing about the tell tail curl, and trade them for hens.

Burr Oak News

Clay BROWN and family suppered with us about noon Sunday.

The little son of J.G. and Mrs. HOLMAN has been suffering the past week with the whooping cough but is getting some better.

Bro. PARKS filled his appointment Sunday at 11 o'clock and at night, but Saturday night he filled a storm cave on the poor farm.

Clay BROWN don't look half so bad this week as he did last. He moved the stove out in the yard so he would have a good chance to see it.
(don't know what this means either<G>)

Uncle Jack PARRISH must be bogged down in the creek or covered up with Tom ROBINSON'S sand hill for we have not seen him for some time.

The wether(sic) is as fine as split silk. Corn is growing and oats is begining (sic) to head and look as though they would make a hundred bushels to the acre.

J.B. HINES has finished painting his house, and it looks fine, but J.B. was not the man that did the flowery work, but he did all the rough part of it and it looks just like him.

Sam CHOICE visited west of us last Sunday, but we are not going to tell where he went, for we don't know. We know where he said he was going but what does that amount to.

Miss Margaret McKAY of Allen, Oklahoma is visiting Miss Mae THOMPSON this week and next and we don't care how much longer for she is a charming young lady. We wish we had a few more like her.

Hazel Dell Dots
Sunday Exchanges - Misses Grace and Pearl JENKINS, May CARPENTER, Messars. Ira CARPENTER and Lark CASTLE of Pocasset, Miss Martha BRITT of Pontotoc, and Miss Fern BURGER of Hazel Dell, at the home of H.S. McDANIEL and family. Miss Helen  LASLEY and Clarence ROGERS with Mrs. Less MATHENY of the Fair View vicinity. Emmet BRYANT was the guest of Miss Bertha DAVIS. Jeff SMITH and family with Grandma OAKS and family. Mr. and Mrs. Jake THOMAS with Mr. and Mrs. CHAPPELL.
Lily.

A very unusual meeting occured at the home of M.B. MATHENY in Minco last Saturday, when by chance six ex-Union veterans were present at one time, the list, with their respective ages being as follows: M.B. MATHENY, 66; Dr. S. BLACK, 69; S.W. CONWELL, 68; R.M. BLACK, 67; Jerome B. EVANS, 65; G.W. GORDON, 63. What was also noteworhty about the gathering was the fact that all were natives of Missouri.

Charley SHEFFER, the Yukon nurseryman, visited with his brother-in-law, N.W. BRITT Saturday.


February 11, 1908

Death Comes on Sunday Evening Without a Moments Warning
Sunday evening at about 3:30 o'clock, occured the death of C.T. PINKSTON, at his home two and one-half miles west of this city, the cause of his death being heart failure. Death came suddenly without warning. The only members of the family present was his eldest daughter.
The deceased was born in Tishamingo county, Miss. Nov. 1861, removing from there to Arkansas in 1869, where he married to Sarah F. BODENHAMER, 21 Mar. 1885.
Seven children were born to this union, five of whom are still living. In 1895 Mr. PINKSTON and family removed to Pottawatomie county, coming to Minco about four years ago. On January 1, 1900 Mrs. PINKSTON was called to heavenly reward.
Besides the five children the deceased leaves two brothers, A.L. and D.W. PINKSTON, to mourn his sudden demise.
The funeral services were held at Hazel Dell on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by Re. M.L. LEACH. Interment in Hazel Dell cemetery.
C.T. PINKSTON died February 7, 1908 at age 47 years. (This cemetery is located about 8 miles west of Minco Ok. In Grady county)
Submitted by Nancy Charlton NChar12196@aol.com


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