Caddo Herald, October 9, 1914
Sol Homer Killed in Durant
"Sunday afternoon about 3:30 o’clock Sol J. Homer was shot and instantly killed by Cliff Moye, in Durant.
Full particulars of the trouble are hard to obtain and difficult to judge. It seems, however, that Homer and Moye for some four weeks have been having trouble, said to have started over a plumbing bill. It also is alleged that Homer had made threats against Moye; that the parties had met often and each time had renewed the trouble and on Sunday afternoon they met on Second Avenue in front of E.E. Fuller’s office, just north of the stairway leading to Homer’s office, and Moye began firing; one shot striking the face and two entering the body, one piercing the heart, causing instant death. An automatic pistol was found between Homer’s feet, none of the shots having been fired, it is said.
Moye was arrested and place in jail awaiting examining trail. He is a plumber by trade being employed by the Mitchell Plumbing Co., has a father prominent in the jewelry business in Dallas.
Sol J. Homer was about 44 years old, was enrolled as a fullblood Choctaw, was connected with some of the principal families of the Choctaw Nation, was once National Secretary of the nation and was the Republican nominee for delegate to the Constitutional Convention fro the 109th district, and defeated by Gabe E. Parker. Until three years ago he lived in Caddo, practicing law, and otherwise helping his people.
He was a graduate of the Roanoke College, Virginia, had a degree from Harvard, and Kansas University. he was well known to everybody. At times he was very brilliant, contributing much to the literature of his tribe; his work having been published in many publications.
The funeral and interment occurred at Maytubby Cemetery five miles northwest of Caddo Monday noon.
Deceased leaves two children, St. Clair Homer, of Caddo, and a seven months old babe, and wife who live in Durant."