This appears to be a roundup of Territory deaths and accidents. While they don’t seem to have much connection to Caddo, they may contain information someone is seeking. For those of you who are only interested in Caddo I include a photo of the lovely new flowers at Boland Park. Caddo is beginning to awaken from her winter slumber!
The Caddo Herald
August 29, 1902
Ed Kimball lost his life at Taloga. With another man he was fording the river with a roll of telephone wire when a five-foot wave struck them.
Mrs. Taft, of New York, who is visiting her son near Geary, fell or was thrown from a cart and received injuries which were considered fatal.
Henry Perry, aged 21, was shot and killed accidentally on Boggy Creek, thirty-five miles east of Mill Creek. Perry lived four miles south of Tulsa.
Frank Goodrich, of Owasso, and the horse he was riding, were killed by lightning. Goodrich, with others, was leading about 30 horses along the road.
A south bound Frisco train was wrecked at Griggs, 12 cars going into the ditch. Several cars of perishable freight were destroyed. The head brakeman, W. L. Cornell, was seriously injured.
George Houck, switchman for the Santa Fe at Purcell, fell under a train and had both legs and one arm cut off. He was placed on a passenger train to go to the Santa Fe hospital at Topeka and died on the train.