I do some of my family research online and I’m always looking for good websites. One of the resources that have helped me find online genealogy websites is Internet Genealogy magazine. (internet-genealgoy.com) They feature and review websites and also give instructions in various research techniques.
When you are researching locally don’t forget church and business directories, as well as old phone books, as sources of information. Directories are good sources of names, addresses and sometimes relationships. The Calera Genealogy library has old church records for Pleasant Hill and Bennington.
The Caddo Herald
November 15, 1929
Jim Kiersey is Killed
Jim Kiersey was killed last Wednesday night in a gun battle with Owen Edwards at Harjo near Seminole. Both men were killed. Other officers were with Kiersey at the time but escaped uninjured.
Funeral services were held at Durant Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Masonic honors.
Jim Kersey was well known and well liked in Caddo. He was a candidate for Sheriff in 1924 and came near being elected. He was at one time Chief of Police at Durant, and had a good reputation as a peace officer. He was 40 years of age, married and leaves his wife and three children. He had been working at Seminole the past year as a peace officer.