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Norris Monroe Main Bible Record


Norris Monroe Main

        b. 10 June 1846 (South Bend, Indiana)

        d. 26 Oct. 1927 (Kansas City, Kansas)(Interred Helena, Okla.)

Wife: Marium Elizabeth Blake

        b. 12 Sept. 1846

        d. 21 May 1926 (Helena, Okla.)


        Carie Dell Main (Markle) b. 18 Feb 1867 of Bartlesville, Okla.

        John Charles b. 26 June 1872/d. Oct. 1872

        Luella b. 19 May 1874/d. 19 May 1875

        William b. 17 Aug. 1876/d. 26 Aug. 1876

        Francis b. 2 Dec. 1878/d. Oct. 1909 at Helena, Okla.

        Harry Alfred b. 25 May 1880/ d. 16 Dec. 1951 at Bartlesville, Okla.

Norris Monroe Main, his wife and children, made the "Indian Territory Run" in 1893--the opening of the Cherokee Strip. They found a homestead near the town of Ringwood, Okla. Sometime before 1902, Norris and family moved to Helena, Okla., where he owned and operated a hotel.

In this Bible of Marium Elizabeth (Blake) Main's, was the following letter written by Ford E. Markle, who had gone to the Oklahoma Territory.

From Ford to Daddie
Dec. 14, 1893
"Dear Papa, when are you going to send for us    we would like to come as soon as we can.   i have been going to school every day get my lesson good.   there are lots of maddogs.  clents dog wremts (went?) maddog and Nelsom dog was bit by a maddog.
Grandpa how do you like the strip     i wish that i could come pretty som so i could ride my bysickles and so i could catch some dears for Harry and some for Frank."


The Contributors to OGS of this Bible Record, were Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Main, of Jefferson City, Tenn.


Transcribed to Electronic form by Diane Roberts
Published in The Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly
Volume 8, Number 1, 1963


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