Today’s post is taken from “Caddo, I. T., News of Yesteryear, 1901-02”, abstracted by Rozell Sangster Thomas (indexed, 227 pages). It is available from the Bryan County Genealogy Library & Archives, Inc., P.O. Box 153, Calera, OK 74730. The cost is $25 plus $3.50 postage.
June 6, 1902
Misses Birdie and Bessie Carroll left last Saturday to visit several months in Mineola, Texas.
Mr. Will Reeves, of Lone Oak, Texas, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Robinson near Caddo this week.
Miss Annie Crossett returned to her home at Davis, I. T. Tuesday. She has been assisting the Herald.
D. W. Smith has removed his livery business from here to Wapanucka.
J. H. Dobson and son, Wright, were here a few days this week form Emet.
George Russell has accepted a position with the Caddo Herald again.
Prof. Morley, of Armstrong Academy, is one of the instructors at the Summer Normal at Jones Academy.
Born: a 15-pound girl arrived at the home of S. M. Perkins last Sunday and the father is now stepping high. Mother and girl doing well.
Rev. C. J. Ralston will preach at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sunday morning at 11 o’clock.
Misses Paxton, Francis Lyle, Ita Wallace, Leola Russell and several other teachers from Caddo, Bennington, and Jackson went Monday and Tuesday to Jones Academy where they will attend the Choctaw Summer Normal.
One of T. B. Morgan’s race horses caught his hand Sunday morning at the fair grounds and bit off one finger and severely injuring another on his left hand. He suffered greatly with the wound and one finger has to be amputated.
Mrs. S. P. Adams and daughter Leela, after six weeks visit to their daughter and sister, Mrs. Charles E. McPherren, returned to their home at Milwaukee Monday.
Armstrong Academy closed the term last Friday. Miss Ida Folsom is now in Caddo…The term was a highly successful one and reflects credit on the teachers and superintendent. Owing to recent small pox which prevailed at the Academy it was deemed best not to hold commencement exercises.
Grandma Morris, aged 94 years, mother of L. A. Morris, died Tuesday, June 3rd amid peaceful surroundings in Caddo. Mary Morris was the daughter of Waltie and Margeret Wetherington, was born in 1808 at Smithborough County, Moncaen, Ireland; was married 1838 to Edward Morris, who from the year 1850 to the time of his death was missionary under the American Board to Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, and the Indian Territory. Her life of four score years and fourteen has been a life of self sacrifice and love that she might make others happy; two years during the Civil War she spent in camp and hospital relieving those in distress. Her departure was but a sleep and a forgetting.