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OKbits File    Dewey County: Taloga Tomahawk

March 31, 1894

Word reaches us that a family by the name of ARMSTRONG was caught in a prairie fire at the mouth of Camp Creek Tuesday and burned to death.

Obituary. Died - at his home on the J V. FLATS, on Thursday the 22nd day of March, 1894, Charles Callaway GOODE, aged 37 years of Pulmonary Consumption. He came to this country about five months ago from Arkansas. He leaves a wife and four children.



April 14, 1894

The Two Territories.
E. H. TOWNSEND,
a postmaster and general merchandise store keeper was killed in his store at Todd, eighteen miles west of Hennessey last Thursday night during an attempted robbery upon his place by three men. Todd is just over the line in Blaine county, and lies eighteen or twenty miles west of Henneseey. Here he has done an extensive business, which fact, no doubt, reached the ears of his murderers.
Mr.TOWNSEND was 48 years of age and stood high among his neighbors and in his lodge. He was the right worthy grand lecturer of Oklahoma in the order of Masons. The Masons are making every endeavor to discover the murderes, and the son who came to Hennessey for a coffin says he will know the parites if he sees them again.
The citizens of Blaine County are up in arms and declare that if the parties are found justice will be meted out to them in true western style.

Page 5. Obituary- Died at the home of her son W. N. SHUMATE, near this city on Friday evening April 6th at 8:00 o'clock p. m., Mrs. Rebecca SHUMATE, aged 63 years. ...


May 3, 1894

You may have noticed that the last attempt at robbery reported in Oklahoma ended in the death of the robber.
Mel RANSOM,  who was shot by Frank COOPER near Hunnewell on last Wednesday, died Monday at one o'clock. The fatal ball entered the pit of his stomach and came out at his side. He was taken to Wichita Tuesday for burial.
COOPER is still at large.


May 17, 1895

Little Robe. The little son of Mrs. and Mrs. FURNISH died on the 7th inst. and was buried in the Little Robe cemetary.


July 6, 1895

Taloga Advocate
Riley Sayings. Little Harry BLUMER, son of Joseph BLUMER, died the 24th and was buried the 25th of June.


November 30, 1895
Obituary, John CALDWELL died at his home in the east part of the county, in the 26th year of his age.
Items from Parkville. John CALDWELL who has been down with fever, died at his residence last Sunday at noon, surrounded by his family, kindred, and ardent friends.


December 27, 1900
Taloga Advocate
Died - Viola Avis SMITH, daughter of Warren and Nettie SMITH, born near Taloga June 9, 1896, and died Dec 22, 1900 of scarlet fever, aged 4 years, 6 months, 13 days.


January 10, 1901
Died- Isaac SMITH departed this life at the residence of his son Warren SMITH on last Sunday morning at 1 o'clock.
The deceased was born in Worchester county, Maryland, Dec 14, 1830. Left Maryland and moved to eastern Ohio when about 20 years of age, where he resided until about 12 years ago, then moved to north-eastern Kansas and from there he moved to Dewey county Oklahoma in 1893 where he has resided ever since.
He has two brothers living, one in Ohio and one in Iowa, and five children, four sons and one daughter, all residents of Dewey county. He served as a private soldier in the arm during the civil war.


October 31, 1901
Obituary. Miss Grace CEIL, born May 10, 1882, Died October 27, 1901 at 4:5 p.m. Age 19 years 5 months 17 days. United with the Union Baptist Church at the age of 12. She lived an earnest and devoted Christian life, up to her death. The funeral serviceswas conducted by Rev. Jr. HOSTETLER.


Dewey County: Taloga Tomahawk, Thursday, January 2, 1902

Obituary - Little Grace WHEELER age 3 years 3 months and 13 days, departed this life Xmas about noon. She died suddenly.
Submitted by: Susan M. Bradford smcb0824@brightok.net    Homepage: Arapho Arrow


February 6, 1902
Married: Arthur POWNALL and Miss Dollie CHENEY were married at the residents of the bride's parents in Taloga, Saturday evening.  

Married. C. B. LEEDY and Miss Mable A. FOSTER both of Leedy, this county were married at the residence of the bride's parents last Sunday. The bride who is a charming young lady was formerly a resident of Pulaski Co, Mo. and has lived in Dewey County less than a year.

Bloomfield - Little Blanch daughter of Mr. Mrs. Henry FAVSOR died Friday night of Membranous Croup, age 3 years the bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends.
Submitted by:Susan M. Bradford smcb0824@brightok.net    Homepage: Arapho Arrow



February 20, 1902

Obituary. Elizabeth SWANSON was born in Clayborn, Tenn. Oct 15, 1816. Was married to James SUMPTER Aug. 16, 1855, died Feb 8, 1901. The deceased was 61 years 3 mo. 22 days when the death angel called her home. Services were conducted at the house, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Riley cemetery.
Submitted by: Susan M. Bradford smcb0824@brightok.net  Homepage: Arapho Arrow



April 3, 1902

Obituary - Joanna HARLAN was born Oct 21st 1850, married to W. M. MEGREDY in 1872; diedMarch 21st, 1902, aged 51 years 5 months. Deceased was the mother of W. H. MEGREDY of Camargo with whom she has made her home since the death of her husband in May 1899. Remains were interred at Camargo.

Death from Kick. T. DEVINNIE whose home is over on the North Canadian river came to Taloga Friday and while in Bert SEXTON'S livery barn was kicked in the abdomen by a horse receiving injuries from which he died Tuesday morning. Deceased was the father of Mrs. M. K. WILLIS formerly of Taloga. The remains were interred in the Taloga cemetery.
Submitted by: Susan M. Bradford smcb0824@brightok.net    Homepage: Arapho Arrow



July 10, 1902

Clara, infant daughter of W. A. SMITH and wife of Oakley, died June 28th, aged 5 months.

Mrs. James RILEY Dead. Nina RILEY, wife of James RILEY, died Monday at the Riley ranch near Lenora and the remains were interred in the family burying ground at 10 o'clock Tuesday, where three of her children are buried. A large concourse of friends attended the funeral, among them were a number from Taloga. Not withstanding the fact that the deceased was a full blood Cheyenne Indian, she enjoyed the respect of everybody who knew her and numbered among the friends the best people in the county.
Submitted by: Susan M. Bradford smcb0824@brightok.net    Homepage: Arapho Arrow



December 10, 1903

A Pioneer Gone. James RILEY Passes Away at His Ranch.
James RILEY died Saturday morning at his ranch three miles west of Taloga and the remains were interred in the family burying ground Sunday afternoon. The deceased was a pioneer of Dewey county and was probably the best known man in this section of Oklahoma, having settled in what is now Dewey county about eighteen years ago and was identified with the development of the county from its organization.
Mr. RILEY was a prominent cattleman and for a number of years has been the owner of the largest herd of cattle in the county. Deceased was a member of the I. O. O. F. and Masonic fraternities and representatives of each of the Taloga and Lenora lodges officiated at the burial.
Five children survive him to mourn the loss of their father, who was devoted to them and whose greatest regret upon his death-bed was that he must leave them without the protection of a father or mother, their mother having died about a year ago. The entire community extends to the bereaved children in their irreparable affliction.
Submitted by: Susan M. Bradford smcb0824@brightok.net     Homepage: Arapho Arrow



December 17, 1903

Jim Harbolt Killed.
Jim HARBOLT, a notorious outlaw who formerly lived in Dewey county was killed near Lawton last week.
HARBOLT was credited with a great many lawless acts and had been under indictment a great number of times but always succeeded in evading the law. He owned the Applegate farm near Stineton at one time.

Obituary - Joseph C. ELLIS, son of W. C. and Lucy A. ELLIS, died of tuberculosis at the home of his father and mother in Taloga, December 10, 1903, at the age of 20 years and 22 days. He was born near Bridgeport, Wise County, Tex., Nov. 18, 1883 and moved with his parents to the Chickasaw Nation, near Duncan in July 1886, then to Dewey county in April 1893. He bore patiently his long continued suffering and was hardly ever heard to complain. He had a kind and gentle disposition and was loved by all who knew him.
Submitted by: Susan M. Bradford smcb0824@brightok.net   Homepage: Arapho Arrow

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