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OKbits File   Grady County: The Tuttle Times

March 19, 1907

The WYCLIFF Brothers, who were for many years outlaws in this State are now on trail for the killing of a United States Marshall in the old Indian Territory side of the state several years ago.

Luther ANDERSON, who killed M. WAGNER of Mexico, Missouri some time ago and who broke jail a few day since, appeared at the home of his parents Tuesday and was denied the paternal home and was reported to the officers by his father.


The Tuttle Standard

August 8, 1907

A Fatal Accident
Albert WALDON was the victim of a distressing accident Monday evening which cost him his life. About 5:30 o'clock he was thrown violently from a horse he was riding and the injuries he received resulted as stated. He was taken to a Doctor's office and everything possible done to alleviate his suffering. He lived but a few hours after the accident.
Albert WALDON was born in the Chickasaw nation January 22, 1868. He leaves a wife and five children, three boys and two girls to whom the shock of his death comes with terrific force.
It is hard to bear the affliction of death when we have been hourly expecting its visit for days, or weeks, or months. How much more severe, then, the shock when the natural protector of the home is without warning taken from it while yet in the full vigor of manhood.
The funeral services were held in Tuttle Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of the deceased's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. WALDON. The services were conducted by Rev. Vernon.
The deceased has a host of friends who sincerely mourn with the bereft family, parents and brothers in this affliction.
This Family Researched by Michael Beall  mpbeall@rmci.net


October 24, 1907

The Fishing Party
The fishing party given at the old school house last Thursday night, by the PYTHIAN Sisters to their brothers, was a delightful affair.
A short literary program proceeded(sic) the principal event of the evening. Misses Mabel and Nina VAN_ZANT each favored the gathering with a recitation, Miss Effie MC COY gave a select reading, a song by Mesdames MELL, FARRIS, GRAF and Miss Ida NORMAN, completed the literary exercises.
In the cracker eating contest, every man in the house was given a cracker and at a signal commenced to eat, Roy BAKER won the contest.
Then came the fishing contest in which the men secured their baskets for supper, the first time generally drew a blank, the second trial always drew a basket of choice  edibles and a PYTHIAN sister to share it with the lucky fisherman.

Ready Helping Hand
When it comes to giving a helping hand you will travel a long ways before you will find a people more ready in this respect than are the people of Tuttle and vicinity. Never is the cry of distress allowed to go unheeded.
Last Saturday when Mrs. Albert WALDON'S property was been sold at mortgage sale, there was one team which she was very anxious to keep. This was quietly made known to the crowd and by common consent no one bid against her and she was permitted to bid the team in for $18. R.L. PARKS then circulated among those present and took up a collection sufficient to pay for the team and make her a present of it.

The Waldon's News
John THOMPSON went to Oklahoma City the first of the week.

Miss Edith MUNSELL spent Sunday with her friends, the Misses TUCKER.

Miss Hulda WITT of Tuttle, was the guest of Miss Edith MUNSELL, Monday.

Miss Beulah WISEMAN spent Sunday evening with Miss Cora HEADRICK.

J.L. MUNSELL was the victim of a very serious attack of tooth ache Saturday and Sunday.

Those who were present at P.W. WRIGHTS Sunday evening will always be glad they went.

October 24, 1907

The Waldon News
The dwelling which is being built by Dr. NANTZ,  is nearing completion and soon the Doctor will be a citizen of Waldon. We welcome him.

The many friends of Thos. LESLIE may regret to know that he now sleeps beneath the sod, he is alive however, and is just keeping batch in a dug out.

Mrs. JORDON and daughters, Lenora and Fay, who have been visiting Mrs. JORDON'S brother, F.A. LESLIE for several weeks, left for their home in Locksburg, Arkansas Tuesday.

We would like to have the Editor of the Standard come out and take a look at our beautiful country. It would not only break the monotony of life for the editor but would also furnish us with an item.

Uncle Tom and Aunt Sophia WALDON came out Sunday to visit their son, Hosea  WALDON and friends here. This is the first time Aunt Sophia has been able to be out at the old home place since last spring and it made us glad indeed to have her with us again. Hope that she will not be sick any more and that she will live one hundred years longer.

I.R. DAVIS and family of Imboden, Arkansas, arrived in Tuttle last Monday and are hunting a location for a farm. They are well pleased with this country.

M.C. KING and family, a brother of Rev. KING, arrived in Tuttle to day from San Antonia, Texas. Mr. KING expects to buy a farm here and make this his home.

The cancellation of the Tuttle post office fell short twenty dollars of the required amounts, hence this office will have to stay in the cancellation class now for another year.


The Tuttle Standard, Friday, February 28, 1908
Social Happenings

The taffy pulling at T.A. LESLIE'S Saturday night was much enjoyed by all present.

Mr. and Mrs. NANTZ were in Tuttle Monday.

George JAMES is staying with Tom LESLIE this week.

Mr. and Mrs. SIDES spent Sunday with Mr. RABBS and family.

May GOLIGHTLY was the guest of Will and Evert HEDRICK, Sunday.

G.A. HOSEY and C.O. BEARDSLEY have taken charge of the steam laundry formerly run by Pearl BEARDSLEY and propose to begin business at once. They expect to put the plant in first class condition and will be prepared to do all kinds of laundry work in a first class manner.

Lost - A gold cuff button, made from a two and half dollar piece. Any one finding such a button will received $2.00 reward by returning same to Bank of Tuttle or the Standard office.

Moving Picture Show
A.B. PURINTON has rented the Henry Building on main street and is opening up a moving picture entertainment. He has secured one of Edison's famous machines of the best make, equipped with high grade light, lens and a large collection of the finest views and promises a first class entertainment. The opening program will be given Friday night, Feb. 28.

Tuttle Boy In The Navy
The following letter written by J.H. WALDON has been received by the Standard and will be of interest to our readers as well as to the many friends of the writer. Mr. WALDON is a brother of Hosea WALDON and a son of Thos. WALDON.
Dear Friend: - Will you forward my paper to me. I have joined the navy and am going to leave in a few days for China. I want to hear the news from dear old Tuttle and if you forward the paper it will follow me where ever I go.
This leaves me in good health and enjoying life.
Yours Truly, J.H. Waldon

F.M. COLVILLE has leased the Mustang Enterprise to James DALY who will continue its publication at that place. Mr. COLVILLE will go to Yukon where he expects to start a republican paper in the near future. He states that he has already received assiuance (sic) of liberal support.

A.T. ANDERSON has moved into the LANE house in the north part of town.


The Tuttle Standard

April 3, 1908

WALDON
Mrs. Thos. WALDON died Friday morning at 3 o'clock of consumption. She had been a sufferer from the dread disease for years, and during the last three or four weeks of her life she was scarcely able to speak, or to take nourishment. The remains were taken to New Castle for burial Friday afternoon where Rev. F.M. COLVILLE conducted the funeral service.
A large number of friends and relatives of the family both from Tuttle and New Castle were present at the funeral service to pay their respects to memory of the departed one. Mr. WALDON and family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great loss.
This Family Researched by Michael Beall  mpbeall@rmci.net

Democratic Speaking Claude WEAVER of Pauls Valley democratic candidate for congress from the Fifth district will speak at the old school house in Tuttle to night, April 3rd at 8:30 o'clock.

Attornep(sic) R.P. STEWART is attending court at Chickasha this week.

Local Agencies In State Guthrie, Okla., Mar. 28
Oklahoma will have 79 local agencies, created under the prohibition bill, for the SALE_OF_LIQUORS for medicinal purposes. The bill provides that one dispensary shall be located in each town of 2,000 inhabitants.
According to the special federal census of 1907 there are 35 counties which possess no town of the required population. Fifteen of these are in what was formerly Oklahoma Territory. They are Alfalfa, Beaver, Blaine, Custer, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Grant, Jackson, Major, Pawnee, Roger Mills, Texas and Washita. On the Indian Territory side there are Adair, Atoka, Cherokee, Delaware, haskell, Hughes, Jefferson, Johnson, Latimer, LeFlore, Love, McCurtain, McIntosh, Marshall, Mayes, Okfuskee, Ottawa, Seminole, Sequoyah and Pushmataha. Four counties will get two agents by reason of having town towns of 2,000 people and over. They are Blackwell and Ponca City, in Kay county; Coalgate and Lehigh, in Coal county; Pauls Valley and Wynnewood, in Garvin county, and Hartshorn and McAlester, in Pittsburg county.
The other towns of 2,000 and over where the state will locate one dispensary, providing the 1907 census is followed, are Elk City, Anadarko, El Reno, Norman, Lawton, Enid, Mangum, Kingfisher, Durant, Ardmore, Purcell, Sulphur, Hugo, Vinita, Sapulpa, Chickasha, Muskogee, Hobart, Chandler, Guthrie, Perry, Oklahoma City, Pawhuska, Stillwater, Shawnee, Frederick, Alva, Woodward, Ada, Claremore, Duncan, Bartlesville, Tulsa and Wagoner. - Oklahoman.


May 1, 1908

Letter From J.H. WALDON On board U.S.S.South Dakota. April 20th, 1908
We are now in the Puget Sound taking on coal. We came out of the dry dock Saturday at Brewerton, Wash., where we cleaned and painted the ship over, I got to see the bottom of the ship which was a great sight to me.
We will start in a few days to Seattle and we are due in San Francisco May 3rd, where we will join the fleet. Did not get to join them at Magdalena Bay.
I want to correct a few mistakes which were in my other letter; one is instead of speed 33 knots it is 23 and another is instead of her being a battleship she is a first class cruiser. We only have four 8 inch guns, and I never have counted the 6 inch and 3 and 4 pounders and rifles.
We have lots of sport on dry dock; we have a base ball team, foot ball team, race boat crew, I was out in the boat race crew yesterday trying my hand on rowing, and also played in the ball team. The boys made up $700.00 to give a ball at Seattle, but think it is hardly enough to be a success and do not know for sure whether we will have it, unless they get more money.
We got paid Saturday and today the starboard and portside boys are running a race to see which one gets through first. The side which wins gets 72 hours liberty and they are making the dust, coal and sweat fly. I am not in the race; I am on auxiliary watch but I belong with the portside boys, we are in the lead now and think we will win out all O.K. One boy got knocked over board this morning but did not get hurt.
I do not like this country as well as I do California. It rains too much up here to suit me, and it is quite a change in the weather to come from Magdalena Bay, where it was very warm, and come up in this country. I can look over on the Cascade mountains and see snow and be standing among strawberry blooms.
We had some very rough sea on our way up here, but was the roughest along Cape Flattery. The towns I have visited are San Diego, Long Beach, San Pedro, Los Angles, Brewerston, Sidney, and Port Luma.
We had a regular mad house ship here but I guess will be better now. For the month of February we should have been paid on the 5th of March but did not get paid until the 18th and on the following month we should have been paid on the 5th of April but did not get paid until the 18th, and there was some complaint among the boys and the Captain yesterday requasted(sic) them to come up before him and tell why they were dissatisfied, and some of them did so , and he claimed that he knew nothing about us not getting our pay and said he would see that we got our pay on the 5th of every month. So business has picked up some.
It is about time for me to go on watch, I will stop for this time. This leaves me in good health, hoping everyone that reads this the same.
Yours Respectfully, J.H. WALDON U.S.S. South Dakota Ferry Station, San Francisco

May 8, 1908

Notice: All parties are hereby notified that fishing will not be allowed on my lake- Hosea WALDON.


August 18, 1910

Hosea WALDONS Child Fired Barn And Was Burned TO Death Last Monday.
Last Monday afternoon occurred one of the most frightful accidents ever chronicled in the history of the country when the four year old child of Hosey WALDON was burned to death in the flames of the barn at his home nine miles east of this place.
The fire is believed to have been kindled by the child playing with matches. The boy was at the barn alone at the time the fire was started. The blase(sic) started about the middle of the barn and the boy evidently becoming frightened, ran to the far end of the barn where there was no door, thus cutting off his own escape until the flames ate their way to him and blotted out his life. The fact that the barn was partly filled with hay caused the flames to spread rapidly and only for the fact that Mrs. WALDON heard his screams from the house and wrenched away some boards from the barn and rescued him, the body would doubtless have been consumed by the flames.
As it was the child lived about two hours after being taken from the barn, dying in about twenty minutes after medical aid arrived. The sympathy of the entire community is with the bereaved family in their sad loss.
This Family Researched by Michael Beall  mpbeall@rmci.net

George CARSON and Will McMULLEN, from Hinton, were here the first of the week looking for a location.

H.S. HENLEY and R.J. SCHOFIELD were city visitors Saturday.


May 24, 1918

Thos. WALDON Dead
Just as we were getting ready to go to press we learned that Uncle Tom WALDON, as he was known to the entire county, and one of the oldest citizens in this part of the state, died at his farm northeast of Tuttle, of appolexy and was buried at Newcastle at 6 p.m. of the same day, Thursday.

Bird WALDON, who is in the army was at home for the funeral of his father.


January 1980

Funeral Held Jan. 4 For Mr. YATES

Lawrence Eugene Yates was born Nove,ber 21, 1922 in Tuttle, Oklahoma and departed this life December 31, 1979 in San Jose, California.
Serivdes were held Friday, Jan. 4, 1980 at Most Hold Trinity church.
He is survived by his wife, Ann; two sons, Larry and Tony; one daughter, Patricia; four grandsons.
He is also survivied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Omar Yates of Tuttle, OK; three brothers, Jim, Dean and W.C.; four sisters, Gwendolyn, Virginia, and Greda. One brother, Melvin, proceded him in death in Korea, March 13, 1951.
He entered sumbarine service in 1940. After three years he transfered to the U.S. Air Force and continued in the serice until retiring in 1963.

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