Dec. 10, 1897 Jack McKone died in a jail in St.
Joseph, Mo. He had shot
William Albin, and he was a early day resident of Kingfisher.
Dec. 1897 Word was recived by Mrs James Lowry of
the death of her father,
Hon. J. R> McGrew.
Dec. 31, 1897 Mr Edward Blair died at his home near
Jan. 13, 1898 James Booth, living near Okarche,
while breeching his gun the
other day blew off his big toe.
The postmaster at Kingifsher has recieved a
blizzard flag from the
government and will hoist it when notified to do so.
Jan. 20, 1898 Frank Kafka, the insane Bohemian in
the Hennessey jail
comited suicide last week.
The people who burned the Indians are said to be
the most religious people
in the territory.
Willie Brenner, a boy living near Hennessey, while
playing with some other
boys was shot in the eye by an arrow. The sight being completly destroyed.
Died. Jan. 23, 1898 Marion Tatman 11 mo. old and 5
days daughter of
J. S. Tatman's
Outlaws steer clear of Woods County no outlaw has
ever been taken alive out
Feb. 1898 Mr Brand married Miss Lida Carter
The broom factory, across from Longendyke's burned
Friday morning about 3 A.
M. One trunk was all that was saved from the house. Brown and Dearbach
were the owners.
The man who killed Rhine quarreled with his wife,
whom he had just married,
and vowed to kill four men and leave the country. After killing Rhine he
skipped out. The other three men are thanking their lucky stars.
Frank Elrod came up from the indian treeitory to
attend the funeral of his
sisters husband. One night last week he went to the barn and took a
stallion out of the stable and left for parts unknown. This leaves the poor
woman without a team. This seems to be a gennine case of brotherly
love-----for horses. Theree quiet, but resolute men are on his
Oklahoma had 2 lynchings in the past year, Texas
There is going to be trouble when the arrests in
the indian burning case
Died Feb. 1898 Ed. Jones
Born Feb. 10, 1898 Mr. & Mrs Jimmie McDonnell,
Hazel Barr, the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs Noah
Gore, with whom she lives
was bitten by a dog and Hydrophobia was feared, a mad stone was applied to
Born Feb. 1898 Mr. & Mrs Marshall Gillian twin
Henry Leonhardt thinks the new lady boarder he has
taken in is quite the
best on School House Ave. Wt 8 lbs.
The widow Floyds house burned last week. Do not
know how it hapened Feb.
The home of Mr Wilson, a Garfield Co. farmer's
house was wrecked by
lighting last week but the inmates were not injured.
A man named McGure moved to Okalhoma last week. He
was acompained by a wife
and fourteen children.
Burt Barr's little girl was bitten by a mad dog
last Sunday. The mad stone
was applied but it failed to adher.
Died Feb. 16, 1898 Dr. John Long Banner .
A man and wife and 4 prs of twins were at the Union
Depot in Kansas City
enroute to Oklahoma.
Feb. 23, 1898 Mr. Julion married Mrs Allen
Died Feb. 19, 1898 Ulysses S. Morgan
Feb. 1898 Mr Arthur Tanner married Miss Allie
Born Mr & Mrs Jess Tetrich a girl
March 17, Robert Bryon, 18 mo. old child of Mr
& Mrs J. E. Harmon , met with
a fearful death. The parents were burning brush and fallen timber,
Unnoticed the little fellow crawled around to a burning log and fell into
An Oklahoma baby was born on the 22nd of Feb. and
escaped being named George
Washington, it was a girl.
The wind has blown almost constantly since March 1.
Died Mar. 10, Inf. of Mr & Mrs Hodge. burried
Died Mar. 18, 1898 Mrs John F. Hodge. she leaves a
husband and seven
Near Hennessey one night last week, 13 head of
cattle was killed by
lighting, people will just never learn that 13 is loaded.
Died 1898 Mrs Robert Porter
Born Mr & Mrs H. Stephens, a son.
Born Apr.14, 1898 Mr. & Mrs Will Baker, a girl.
Apr. 11, 1898 Dick West member of the Jennings gang
was shot and killed.
Apr. 1898 Mr. Arthur E. Bracken married Miss Nellie
Strong winds Sunday night moved Leslie Fosters barn
off the foundation.
Ned Sisson has been Deputy Marshal now 6 mounths,
and hasent been killed
once by a outlaw.
April 1898 Mr. John W. Cleaver married Miss Alline
Apr. 21, 1898 Mr. Chas. S. Ketch married Miss Ida
Born Apr. 1898 Mr. & Mrs Ernest Taylor, a boy
Died Fred C. Meyers, living near Okarche, was
fatally injured last week by
falling from a load of fodder on to a pitchfork.
Pa-shepa-sho chief of the Sacs died and was burried
with all his ornaments.
His horse was slain at his grave. The night after the funeral some one dug
him up and took all the trinkets off his body.
Elder Savage and wife visited in this vicinity last
Died May 3, 1898 Mrs Mary C. Nesbitt. burried in St
Volenteer Companies are being orginizxed in nearly
ever county in the
Born May 16, 1898 Mr. & Mrs A. T. Hanes, a boy
Mr Clarence Holbrook married Miss May Satterlee
May 1898 Mr. & Mrs H. E. Spencer a boy
The family of Newt Shamley, living near Hennessey,
were recently poisioned
by milk. It is thought that the cows ate poision ivy.
Telford Johnson had a cow which gave birth to 3
perfectly formed calves.
Mr. Dick Miller married Miss Mame Fossett
June 1898 Mr. Ernest Bennett married Miss Kate
12 year old son of Al Caudry was bitten by a
rattlesnake and died 3 hours
June 9, 1898 Charles Thompson of Kingfisher County
has been bitten by a
mad dog. He is in Chicago seeking releif.
The first thing the Rough Riders learned was how to
fire a pistol from their
horses without killin either the horse or them selves.
The Rough Riders will be the first into Cuba. They
leave from New Orleans.
June 1898 Mr Nim Neely married a young lady from
June 1898 Mr. Wm. C. Rudd married Miss Louise
Died June 1898 Mr. Herbert E. Adams
June 8, 1898 Mr. Wm. A. Inlow married Miss Rosa
May 5, 1898 Mr. Alfred W. Wright married Miss
An Oklahoma man lost 180 hogs to the high water
last week. May 1898
June 2, 1898 Mr Ernest Burnett married Miss Kate
June 2, 1898 Mr. Link Wouzer married Miss Wilson
June 1898 Mr. Will Tanner married Miss Mommie Mum
Pigs are no longer allowed to run on the streets of
Willie Cross met with a serious accident last week.
Some boys had some
powder left over from the 4th. and put it in a can and put a match by it.
It did not go off and Willie went over to look in the can to see why. It
went off and Willies face is burned almost beyond recognition. He crawled
on hand and knees over the dam to the Ice plant and found Sam McCormick and
asked him to wash his face, begging him not to tell his father or mother,
they would be so frightened. We all hope that he will have nothing but a
memory of this and that he will recover.
Died. June 13, 1898 Fred Franks
June 30, 1898 Mr. John Homier married Miss Daisy
June 1898 Mr. William Hugher married Miss Allie
Capt. Capron who led the fight in Santiago and was
killed, recuted the Rough
Riders in Oklahoma. He died bravely.
Fred Beal who was wounded at Santiago enlisted in
Kingfisher. He is only 19
yrs old and a brave lad.
Ten little indian girls and their teacher are
residing in Oklahoma City.
They will stay a mounth, they want to see how the pale faces do things.
July 7, 1898 Subscribe now Free Press $ 1. 00
Died July 1, Charles D. Nickdl ? Kiel Cemetery
Died July 21, 1898 Mrs Christina F. Bonnett
A few years ago Mr Fox Tail, a Cmanche Indian,
married Miss Bulltail, an
Aparahoe girl, FoxTail promised his wifes father the usual number of
dogs, cattle, ponies and tobacco. Up to the present time Fox Tail has
failed to keep his promise with the father in law. Last week the father in
law went to the home of his son in law and took away his wife and four
children. Fox Tail is bringing suit to get them back.
July 28, 1898 Dr. Fry's Mad Stone, Little Whit Doe
is located at the
Peoples Bank, Kingfisher
July 1898 Mr Charles Lowery married Miss Alice
July 30, 1898 Mr. Marvin Miller married MIss Olive
July 1898 Mr Vincent Brecrnan married Miss Allie
Some files missing and some repeating.
Mr Frank Prouty married Miss Winifred Parker
Died. Aug. 26, 1898 Mr. Roy Osborne
Aug. 5, 1898 Roy Cashion killed in battle of El
Died Aug. 14, 1898 Charles H. Anderson Kingfisher
Died Aug. 10, 1898 Mrs Margaret Lilly
Dora Cox, accused horsethief eacaped from the
Ira Hamilton, residing in Logan county, has lost
five horses to death. It is
estimated that over 100 horses in that areea has died in the past mounth.
Died Aug. 30, 1898 Mr C. F Sears Excellsior T. W.
Died Aug. 24, 1898 Mrs Lucinda E. Spurry
An Okahoma baby ate fly paper and nearly died. This
is a warning to other
Roy Knapp was shot and killed while resisitng
arrest near Hominy, he was a
A Mrs Gooder died in Lincoln county, after
indulging to freely of
More missing files
Died Sept. 1898 Mr. James A. Colburn.
Sept. 1898 The Rough Riders are comeing home as
fast as they can travel. A
number are left behind in Hospitals too Ill to Travel, several were killed,
and others died from their wounds.
Sept. 14, Mr Thomas J. Farrah married Miss Elva
Sept. 1898 Mr. Charles B. Johnson married Miss Mina
Sept. 28, 1898 Mr. John F. Stites, married Miss Amy
There will be a hanging bee in the square at Dover
on next Saturday at 12
m.. sharp if Mr. Baughman fails to explain that calliope whistle he has
recently attached to his mill engine. Our people dont know whether it is
"Gabriel blowing his trumpet" or a circus coming to town.
Sept. 1898 Mr Robert Allen married Miss Ethel Duff
Oct. 1898 Rolla Warrior, a Ponca Indian boy has
escaped from his parents,
they wanted to send him to school.
Oct. 2, 1898 Mr John DePriest married Miss Mariam
Died Oct. 20, 1898 James Nordvie Potters field.
A migratory flock of chicken hawks said to number
fully 3, 000 has been
seen near Red Rock.
On Last Wednesday afternoon, Mrs Wm. White, a
widow, living three miles
north of Sheridan, in a fit of insanity, told her little six year old boy
she was going to kill him. The boy grabbed his little four year old sister
and tried to escape, but the frenizied mother overtook them near a pond and
caught the little girl and with a large butcher knife severed the head from
the body and tore out her entrals and threw the remains in the pond.
Mrs White, who killed her little four year old
daughter last week, was
adjudged insane before the probate court and on Sunday her husband and a
neighbor took her to the territorial asylum at Norman. She told the two
children she intended to kill them both. The boy thought to escape and lead
his little sister away, intending to reach a nieghbors. The mother over
took them at the spring and killed the little girl and the boy ran away.
A man living in Oklahoma killed a rattlesnake seven
and one half feet long,
last week with a beer bottle.
Died Oct. 4, 1898 Joseph P. Russell
Oct. 1898 Mr. L. A. Walton married Mrs M. L.
Nov 1898 Fire again. Started in the Benedict Hotel,
W. U. Cochrane
imlplements, next the Cunningham building, The Blackford Building. Mrs
Benedict lost almost ever thing, Mrs Hawkins also lost all. This is the
3rd. serious fire in the last few years.
Horse theives are numerous around Kingfisher.
The Outlaws are gradually but surely being killed
off in Oklahoma and Indian
Nov 10. 1898 Mr Harry H. Doke married Miss Marion
Died. Oct. 30, 1898 Miss Nonnie Finley Excelsior.
The other night during the fire a spectator said
" How funny it is; It was
almost impossibel to get men help move the furniture out of the Bracken
store, but five times as many were at work carrying the whiskey and beer
out of Sam Lowery"s as were needed."
Nov. 17, 1898 diptheria is prevalent in Logan
The smallest man in the United States has been
discouvered, he lives in
Kingfisher. He wants 15 cents for the damage done to his gate on Holloween.
The Misses Mable and Gay Goddard spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs Gunsaullus.
Died Nov. 15, 1898 Mrs Namie Ambrose
Died Nov. 6, Mrs Flora Armstrong.
Died Nov. 20, 1898 Alice L. Osborn
Nov. 1898 Dr. Milton F. Leith married Miss Emma
Died Nov. 1898 John W. Cleaver
Nov. 1898 Mr. Lunon F. Parker married Miss Ludie
Born Nov. 1898 Mr. & Mrs E. Gibson a girl
Died Nov. 20, 1898 John H. Snodgrass
Died. Nov. 25, 1898 Frank Ambrose
Nov. 1898 Mr John Meyers married Miss Dot Berry
Another fire Miss Minnie Dotry caught fire and J.
J. Raymaker meat Market,
Frank Broling, and F. R. McKinley confectionary
Died. Nov. 30, 1898 Miss Alice Aborn Omega
Born Dec. 4, 1898 Mr & Mrs F. P. Runnels a boy
Prarie Wolves are killing young cattle in broad
daylight in Garfield
Dec. 1898 Mr. Albert H. Evans married Miss Amy A
Died Dec. 1898 Robert Lacy
Died Dec. 17, 1898 Mrs Lizzie Couch
Dec. 21, 1898 Mr H. L Jenes married Miss Ada Frans
Dec. 1898 Mr George B. Hubbell married Miss Myrtle
The North Canadian is feeling very low, and
confined to her bed.
Dec. 1,1898 Oklahoma was bisited by quite a
blizzard last week for this
early in the year.