Today I’m posting some little bits of news and some tiny obituaries that are tucked in between the major items of the day. Most didn’t even have titles or headlines. Many of these are difficult for historians and genealogists to locate.
February 27, 1925
Twenty years ago Mrs. Peter Bloom died at the family home. I. H. Meadows died at his home near Matoy. He was the father of H. I. Meadows, now of Caddo. Earl Allen and Miss Leonora Bouchard were married in Coalgate.
June 13, 1914
W. A. Lewis Dead
While seated at the breakfast table Tuesday morning at 6:30 o’clock, surrounded by his family, Hon. W. A. Lewis of Bokchito fell dead from heart failure. Previous to this sudden attack Mr. Lewis had supposedly been in good health, attending the duties at his office Monday afternoon. Tuesday morning he arose as usual apparently in the best of health and spirits, went into the breakfast room, sat down to the table, when he was attacked and soon expired.
Mr. Lewis was one of the most prominent and influential citizens of Bokchito and community and was well known all over Bryan County.
August 25, 1916
Notice to the Public
Hereafter I will not be responsible for any goods bought in any name except upon written order signed by me. This applies to repairs, etc. for farm tools, etc. of any nature whatever. Mrs. P. W. Howe
August 12, 1921
Old Timers Pass Away
Last week at Corpus Christi Paul Seldner died at the age of 82. The remains were brought to Caddo and buried here Sunday. Mr. Seldner married a daughter of Solomon Goforth, was one of the early settlers here, having property near Blue and in Durant. He moved several years ago to South Texas in hope of a benefit to his health.
Sunday night at his home south of Colbert, Uncle Dan Collins died after several years’ illness. He was born in Kentucky, but came to this court 64 years ago where he became a citizen of the Choctaw nation, reared a family and was highly respected by all who knew him. The funeral occurred at Colbert, Monday, attended by a large number of people.
February 3, 1925
Grandma Haddock died last Friday at the home of her son, Joe Haddock, on the Nettleton place three miles west of town. Remains were buried in Caddo Cemetery Sunday afternoon. A large number of neighbors and friends paid respect to this good woman who was loved by all who knew her
October 26, 1928
Walter Russell is Dead
News has come to Caddo that Walter Russell died at Danville, Ill. September 9. Deceased was well known to the older citizens of this country, having been raised here. He was 51 years of age and a member of the Caddo W. O. W.
July 27, 1928
Word has been received in Caddo that Mr. Bud (?) Swift and Miss Clara Leppla were united in marriage at Nashua, Ia. on July 14th. Mrs. Swift is the son of M. D. Swift of Caddo and spent the earlier part of his life here. Mrs. Swift is a fine young woman of the city in which they were married. They will be at home in St. Paul, Minn., where he is now employed. Their many friends are extending them heartiest congratulations.
June 7, 1929
The Caddo National bank, located at Caddo, in the State of Oklahoma, is closing its affairs. All note holders and other creditors for the Association are therefore hereby notified to present the notes and other claims for payment. Dated April 2, 1929, W. N. Green, President.
March 25, 1932
T. J. Bennett Dies
T. J. Bennett, aged 76 years, died Tuesday at the home of his son, Dr. H. G. Bennett, at Stillwater, after a stroke of heart trouble last Thursday. The remains were brought to Durant and buried there, the funeral being conducted by Rev. R. C. Miller, pastor of the Baptist Church. Mr. Bennett was 76 years of age and had made his home with his son many years.