The Caddo Herald
October 5, 1900
Married: on the 20th instant at the residence of the bride’s mother, Mr. William H. Conwell and Miss Clara M. Fuller, Elder J. N. Cooper officiating.
Fielding Welch, who lives with Mr. S. J. Rogers, was thrown from his horse Sunday and knocked senseless, but soon recovered and was not seriously hurt, although he had a close call for his neck.
Married: John Rook and Mary Drake were married last Sunday at the residence of the bride near Sugar Loaf. Rev. B. N. Hultsman officiating.
J. T. Boyd, who is afflicted and has been for some time with rheumatism, left Tuesday to enter the hospital at south McAlester for treatment.
Died: Hugh C. Miller, Corporal of the 32nd Volunteer Regiment, died on the way home from the Philippines. His remains reached his native town, Krebs, I. T. Tuesday evening.
W. M. Glover of this place happened to an accident Monday that may cost him his life and if it does not do this it will leave him a cripple for life. On the day mentioned he started to Durant with a load of seed cotton and when about one mile this side of Durant, one of the front wheels of the wagon struck a stump beside the road and Glover was thrown from his wagon, falling in front of the wheels, which passed over his back, breaking the spinal column and leaving the man in a paralyzed condition. The team ran away after Glover was thrown out and did some damage to the wagon and harness. Mr. Glover was carried to the home of his brother-in-law in Durant where he still remains in a very critical condition. A plaster of Paris jacket has been made for him and everything possible is being done for him. He is a young man, has a wife and a child here, and has the contract for carrying the mail from here to Boggy Depot.
Married: Ben McCurtain, son of Chief McCurtain of the Choctaw Nation and Miss Haygood, were married at Fort Gibson last night.
Died: A dispatch says Gordon Hill Hodges, son of the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hodges, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Durant, met with a very sudden and tragic death Sunday afternoon, September 23rd. he and his mother were attending preaching under the tent where a meeting was being conducted by the Methodist Church of Durant and during a flurry of wind that came up that afternoon the tent was blown down. Gordon has been subject to heart trouble for several years and in the excitement that followed after the fall of the tent, he was attacked with his old disease and died of heart failure in his mother’s arms before he could be carried to a house.