I’ve mentioned the Bryan County Genealogy Library in my blog before, and you know I owe them many thanks for the resources that allow me to even have this blog. I’ve spent hours in the library reading newspapers and court reports and obituaries and family histories. However, each week I discover some book or file or resource I didn’t know they had. The library is simply packed with so many resources that it’s impossible to discover them all. This week I want to tell you about two of them in particular.
1. The library has two filing cabinets of original marriage licenses that, for one reason or another, were never picked up by the parties involved. These can be purchased for a mere three dollars. (The library keeps a copy for research purposes.)
2. The library has 91 books that can be purchased. These include “Bryan County Cemeteries, Vol. I-IV” “Bryan County Marriages, Vo. I-VI.”, “1900 Census of Grayson Co., TX”, “Caddo Newspapers 1874-1900”, “Calera Newspapers from 1911-1918”, “1885 Choctaw Census, Atoka County”, “Choctaw Court Records, Blue Co.”, “History of Durant, OK 1872-1990”, “Horn Family History”, and many, many others. Prices vary from $15 to $30. Send them a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and they will send you a list of books and prices.
You can also help support the library by becoming a member for only $15 per year. For details about resources, books, or membership contact the library at 580-434-5848 or write to P.O. Box 153, Calera, OK 74730-0153. If you have questions about a particular resource or book, you can also send me an email and I’ll be happy to get more information for you.
June 29, 1917
At the home of the bride’s sister in McKinney, Texas, Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o’clock, Dr. J. R. Allen of Caddo and Miss Lomo Ferguson of Sherman were married.
The newly married folks came to Caddo that night on No. 10 and are making their home at the Allen home on Buffalo Street.
Dr. Allen is well known to almost everyone in the community, having practiced his profession here the past ten years. He is a prominent and successful physician and numbers his friends by his acquaintances.
The bride is a charming young woman who had made trained nursing her profession, and who has on several occasion visited Caddo, where she ahs a number of warm friends.
The Herald extends to both its heartiest congratulations, wishing them long life, happiness and prosperity.