The Caddo Herald
December 12, 1947
Letters to Santa
For Christmas I want a set of dishes, a table and chairs, a rubber doll, and a little stove and a pair of shoes and doll bed. Winnie Braudrick
For my mother a ball of thread, my father a pack of cigarettes; my little brother wants a doll and train. I want a football and two boxes of gum. Pat Johnson
I want a doll and set of dishes, a pair of skates for me and my big sister and little brother and please bring my little brother a toy dog and please bring my brother a beebee gun. Wanda Ann Willis
I want a set of dishes, a doll for my little sister. I want a doll buggy for me. My little brother wants a gun and scabbard. Sue Carey
I want a set of dishes and sack of candy. Georgia F. Parker
How are you? Fine I hope. I want a wagon for Christmas. Stanley
I love you. I want a bicycle, a bunch of firecrackers, fruit, candy, and nuts. Am in third grade. Robbie Dell McGrew
I want a gun and fruits, a foot ball, bat and ball. Buddy Childers
I want some skates, fruit, nuts, a set of dishes, purse, and mittens. Royce Ann
Will you bring me a bebe gun, cap gun, wagon, bow and arrows, football, and bat, ball, pair cowboy boots, and bicycle. Ronald Wayne Green
I want a doll and a bicycle and dishes and my little brother, he wants a ball and bebe gun and a bicycle. Glenna
I want a nurse kit, a doll, pair of skates, basketball, bicycle. My little sister Laverne wants a doll, rocky horse, teddy bear, tractor. Evalene Hall
I want a bebe gun, a basketball, and cars and gun, firecrackers. Howard Dunn
I want a bebe gun and big box of shot and firecrackers. Junior Myers
I want a nruse kit, a purse, set of dishes and mittens. My little sister wants a doll, a train, and a purse. Cleta
I want a sack of candy, a bebe gun, a football. Don’t forget my mother and father. Sherman Kelly
I want a doll, bicycle, a set of dishes, a pair of skates, telephone, doll buggy, and nurse set. Molly McGee
Will you please bring me a cap gun, a wagon, a pop gun, a football, and my little brother a pair of cowboy boots, bat and doctor set. Robert Glendinning
Will you please bring me a bicycle. Carol Sargent
I want firecrackers, bebe gun, shots, a bat and ball, nuts, etc. Jerry Dean Patterson
I want so many things: a ball, bat, and bebe gun, candy. Jerry Harris
How are you? Fine I hope. I want a doll, doll buggy, a bicycle, set of dishes, nuts, fruits; bring my mother something nice. Betty Ann Choate
I want a scooter, cap pistol, toy train and football. In third grade, Tommy Dan Choate
I want a doll and dishes for my Christmas. Patsy Gordon
I want a doll, ring, candy, set of dishes, bicycle. My little sister wants a doll, tricycle, candy. Don’t forget my little brother. Wanda Morrison
I want a doll, buggy, and some dishes. Velda Jean Gordon
I want a bebe gun, shots, ball and bat, and football. Ralph Wayne Adair
I love you. I want me a bebe gun, football, and please do not forget my brothers Willis and James. Bring us fruits and candy. Robert Lee Jackson
I want a bebe gun, magic book, knife, telephone, football and a basketball and I believe I want a scooter too. Jimmy Haskell Ware
I am seven years old, have been a good boy this year, so please bring me a gun and holster, baseball and bat, and lots of fruit, candy and nuts. Be sure to remember my brothers, Robert, James. William Jackson
I would like to have a bicycle, a ball, and candy and nuts. I sure do love you. Your little friend, Jimmy Dan Jeffreys
I want a wagon, football, toy service station, bow and arrows and a little car. Harold
I am a little girl in the first grade. I would like a bicycle, doll and set of dishes, fireworks, nuts, candy, fruits. I love you. Rhoda Joy Richardson
I love you. Please bring me a bicycle. Judy
I love you. I am a little boy in the first grade. Will you please bring me a scooter, fireworks, fire truck and a bill fold with $10.00 in it, a football, boat and candy, nuts and fruits. Gary Loy Richardson
I love you. I want a doll with hair, that cries and goes to sleep, a purse and some hair pins, nuts, fruits, and candy. Be sure to remember my brother and sister and my brother in the army. Edna Jo Myers
The Caddo Herald
December 29, 1899
Mr. and Mrs. Franks are visiting the parents of Mr. Franks in Texas this week.
Miss Etta Russell spent the holidays at home in Caddo, giving her school at Viola a vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Folsom and Miss Ida Folsom went to Atoka Tuesday for a visit.
Rev. Trickey, of Atoka, was in the city Tuesday. He will conduct the M. E. South services at this place.
J. C. Hampton was in Atoka this week on business connected with his proposed new store at that place.
Ben Siegel will soon begin the erection of a business house next to the Mounts property on Buffalo Street.
Dr. Long, of Bennington, made a visit in Coalgate Tuesday.
Henry Chiles and Henry Edwards spent Christmas in Sherman.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Swinney spent a few days in Caddo this week. Their home is in Little Rock, from which point Mr. Swinney visits the drug trade of Arkansas on behalf of the Merrell Drug Company of St. Louis.
The 1-year-old child of George Shipman, who has been very sick for some time, fell into the fire last week and was nearly burned to death while its mother was out of the room for a minute. It is thought that its arm will have to be taken off.
Mr. J. H. Dobson will be with W. J. Moon during the year 1900.
Presiding Elder A. K. Miller, of the M. E. Church South, has placed Atoka and Caddo under one pastoral charge. Rev. G. A. Trickey, who was stationed at Atoka by the last annual conference, is now the pastor of both places; he will preach two sermons in Atoka and two in Caddo each month.
At the council meeting Wednesday night the committees on sidewalks and on Buffalo Street reported. Sidewalks were ordered built within 30 days from January 1st as follows: on the south side of Buffalo Street from Main to Arkansas, of smooth stone, brick, or concrete, not less than 8 feet wide. On Buffalo Street from W. T. Smith’s corner to Woods foundation, not less than 8 feet wide, of stone, brick, concrete or gravel. From thence to Manning Street of same material, not less than 6 foot wide. From Manning Street to limits, not less than 4 feet wide and may be built of boards. On south Main Street from Buffalo to Blue County Courthouse, a walk not less than 4 feet all the way on west side of street. Four foot walks were ordered also on north side of Harlan Street and both sides of Henderson Street and east side of Arkansas Avenue. All fences on Buffalo Street as laid out by the committee are to be removed within 30days from January 1st.
The Caddo Herald
September 8, 1899
W. T. Smith is in his new store building now.
Dr. Jackson of Bokchito was in the city Wednesday.
William Ferguson shipped two car loads of hogs to Dallas Tuesday and R. A. Riddle shipped cattle and hogs to Kansas City Wednesday.
Miss Lizzie Turnbull went to Purcell Wednesday to attend school.
Prof. John Smith of Bonham has a position with the Lyle School.
Mr. Miller’s new house is now completed and occupied by Mr. G. Miller.
Dr. T. J. Long and Rev. J. M. Moore of Bennington were in Atoka Saturday.
Misses Mary, Ella, and Eunice Freeny, daughters of Judge R. C. Freeny, departed Wednesday for Purcell where they will attend school.
Mr. D. A. Brown, who resides near the bridge at the Nail crossing, passed through Caddo Sunday on her way to Dallas to visit friends and relatives.
Married at the Methodist parsonage on the 2nd instant, Mr. J. L. Williams of Palmer and Mrs. Martha Thompson of Bokchito, Rev. Scruggs officiating. (“instant” means “this month”)
Mr. Billingslea of Blue was a caller at The Herald office Wednesday.
Blue Camp No. 28, Woodmen of the World, gave a picnic at Blue Post Office Saturday. It was well attended and enjoyed as picnics always are. An address of welcome was made by Rev. W. D. Ingram. Bokchito Lodge attended in body.
C. H. Colbert is erecting a good residence near the river. It will be a modern farm home when completed.
Miss Mattie Wentzell has arrived in Caddo and is in charge of the music class of Mrs. Mae Hamilton’s school.
Willie H. Low, after spending the vacation with his father and mother at Paul’s Valley, returned home Monday.
C. B. Farrington and C. C. Jennings left the city Monday for Bennington; from there they will go to the Chickasaw Nation.
J. P. House, of the firm of Ellis & House, who has been absent for some time on account of sickness, returned home Friday.
J. G. Slayton, of Huntsville, Alabama, who has been visiting his brother, W. S. Slayton of Bennington, departed Monday for home.
Be sure to take note of the birth announcements in this issue. Four sets of twins- wow!
The Caddo Herald
February 28, 1902
P. L. Rogers has opened up the Blue Front Wagon Yard on Main Street in the old Lingo Rice stand and has prepared everything in a most excellent manner. He has a lunch counter and rooms in connection.
Born: Two boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. Matt Damron last Saturday. One was an eight pounder, the other nine.
Born: A fine boy arrived at the home of W. F. Russell yesterday morning. Both child and mother are doing well. Walter is happy.
Born: Noah Arrington, who lives east of the Caddo Hills, is the proud father of twin boys. They came Monday; both boys are lusty fellows.
Married: Albert Lamb and Miss Delia Suddith were married last Sunday at the home of the bride’s father, seven miles east of Caddo. Rev. J. A. Trickey officiating. Mr. Lamb is a brother of J. F. Lamb, and is a promising young man. Miss Suddith is the charming daughter of J. M. Suddith, well known here and both are admirable people.
Miss Coral Hill left Thursday for her home in Bartlett, Texas. She had spent some time with relatives here and will return in about a month.
The ladies of the Music Club desire to thank Mr. J. F. Lamb for his many courtesies and kindnesses in assisting them with their Colonial Tea last Saturday.
Rev. G. W. Gann, of the Christian faith, will preach at the Methodist Church nest Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights.
Mrs. Minnie Griesenbeck and children returned to her home at Bastrop, Texas after a fortnight’s visit to her brother and sister, W. E. and Miss Thedin in Caddo.
Dr. Rappolee tells us he has officiated at the birth of four sets of twins within the past month; six were boys and two were girls.
Dr. G. B. Green and son and daughter, Macon and Edna, desire to thank those generous Caddo people who assisted them in the fire Wednesday night which destroyed their home.
Prof. Abbott and Garrett and Misses Lyle and McArthur have returned from the teacher’s meeting in South McAlester.
A.M. Robertson has purchased the drug business of Loomis & Skeen at Wapanucka and has named it Robertson Pharmacy. We are sorry to lose Bert from Caddo.
Rev. J. A. Trickey made a trip to Atoka Wednesday. From him we learn that the funeral services were held there that evening over the remains of Alex Hass, but the interment will occur at Kansas City.
About ten o’clock Wednesday night by a lamp explosion, the resident of Dr. G. B. Green burned. Dr. Green had just got home and was attempting opt light the lamp, the accident occurred. Flames spread fast and few of the household goods were saved. Hard heroic work was necessary to save the dwelling of W. F. Russell south. The rain early in the evening was a great factor in preventing the spread of the fire. We understand about $1000 insurance was carried.
The Caddo public schools closed last Thursday on account of the money giving out. Prof. Abbott and Miss Wallace will, we understand, conduct a private school for some time. It seems that not enough funds were furnished for the maintenance of the school, or that the expenses were more than thought for. Caddo should at least have nine months free school. It has been a great help to the town and many children have already been benefitted who would not otherwise have gone to school.
The Caddo Herald
April 18, 1902
At the residence of the groom’s parents in Caddo last Sunday night, Mr. Don Lynn Maddox and Miss Edna Green were united in marriage, Rev. F. Maddox officiating. Only relatives and a few friends of the couple were present, the affair being quiet and quite a surprise to their many friends. The couple left on the early train Monday morning for Hugo, I. T. where they will make their home.
Mr. Maddox is well known to all Caddo people, having lived here five years and his father having been both recorder and mayor of our town. For more than four years he has been employed by the Caddo Herald and has always proven a faithful, competent young man. With those in whose employ he was he has always been held in high esteem and it is with extreme regret that the Herald parts with him.
Miss Edna is likewise known to Caddo as a most charming and loveable young lady. She has hosts of friends here, in fact, wherever she has been. She is the daughter of Dr. G. B. Green.
Lynn has purchased an interest in the Hugo News and we feel from what we know of his ability that he will make a success. May their life be full of roses.
Genealogy is all about names and dates. Sometimes you just need one more to prove a relationship or residence. So I try to offer up some different sources from time to time, hoping that I will help someone with their research. In addition to several divorces, the following records also reveal a maiden name, the names of some children, and the records of two marriages. You never know who or what will show up in these old court records. Be aware that several names are probably hopelessly misspelled. Many people could not read or write their own names and court clerks did the best they could!
Blue County Court
September 2, 1855-Septmember 25, 1887
4 April 1855- M. F. Robinson was fined $10.00 for not working on the county road.
Case No. 351- Petition of Mamentubi vs. Poly, asking that the property be divided equally. Granted 1879.
The Mary Washington petition was granted Sept. 4, 1879.
1st Petition of Lucy Gardner 10 Sep 1879. Granted
3rd. Serenay Gardner, Zacheriah Gardner, Micho Isreal Gardner.
Petition of June George, granted.
Petition of Selina Johnson, granted.
Petition of Lynon McGee, granted.
Neoman Hokinnnas was fined $2,500 for Contempt of Court for not appearing as a witness in the case.
Petition of Sibbie Baker was granted.
Petition of Nancy Perry, granted.
Petition of John Hobert, granted.
Petition of Leondes Garland, granted.
Petition of Bill Folsom, granted.
Petition of Liza Hooper, granted.
Petition of Emily Folsom, from F. F. Folsom.
Petition of Coleman Anderson, granted.
Petition of Charles William, granted.
Petition of Anumprima, granted.
Petition of Salina Marlin, granted.
Petition of Emma Owens, granted. The child, Maud, is to be under the control and care of her mother until she becomes of age. Emma Owens shall assume her former name, Emma Cooper, Sept. 15, 1880.
James Belvin, a Writ of Execution was issued to the Sheriff to execute the sentence of the Court by shooting him until he be dead. Defendant Attorney A. Wright asked for two hours to write out an appeal to the Supreme Court. The Court granted same.
The court recessed. The Court later resumed and papers were ordered transferred to the Supreme Court.
No. 382. Choctaw Nation vs. Befsil Coach and Liza Sukki. Plead guilty.
No. 377. Choctaw Nation vs. Hakin Peter and Lisha. Plead guilty.
No. 378. Choctaw Nation vs. Sydney Homer and Lila Harkin. Plead guilty.
No. 379. Choctaw Nation vs. Eastman Tikimba and Louiza Makine. Plead guilty.
Choctaw Nation vs. Noel Na Knitoya for Larceny. 100 lashes on his bare back. His attorney, Silas Hunter, asked for time to write out a bill of exception. He was allowed two hours.
13 Sep 1882
Attina McClure petitioned for divorce, granted. The child Willie Wilson McClure awarded to Attina, also the farm she lives on, given to her by her brother, J. H. Bryant.
Marriage- Margaret Goforth and Paul Selden were married Dec 2nd 1884. Wit: Peter Maytubby and Wm. Goforth. Married by G. W. Oakes.
Marriage- James Carrol and Misha Hays were married by G. W. Gardner on 14 September 1885.
Caddo Oklahoma Star
November 9, 1875
Died: Mr. John Collins of the H. & D. Coal Company, died at Atoka on the 2nd. Inst.
Our thanks to Mrs. I. W. Stone for the package of nice fresh cranberries.
Best blacksmithing and wagon making in t town done at J. N. Alexander’s shops.
Dr. Jones’ completed portico adds greatly to the appearance of his house.
T. Fisher has just opened a new meat market.
Mr. and Mrs. Chapin have quite a large school at this place and seem to be giving the most perfect satisfaction.
We are pleased to know that Mrs. Alice Welch, wife of Capt. W. A Welch, who has been in bad health for some time is convalescent.
Married: November 1st at the residence of Dr. Burks, by Rev. E. Morris, Mr. I. A. Steagall to Miss C. Johnson; also Mr. J. P. Spotts to Miss B. E. Evans, all of Bonham, Texas.
Mrs. Harlan and her two little baby girls, Miss Jo Harlan and Miss Bettie Pate, started yesterday by private conveyance on a visit to Ft. Smith.
We tender our thanks to Mrs. Katie Folsom for the marked attention paid us while on our late visit out there and also for the presentation of a sack of pecans.
Judge Josiah Brown and Mr. Pete Morrison, two distinguished gentlemen of Tishomingo, dropped in on us one day last week. They were on their way to Ft. Smith to attend a court that ought to be held in the Indian Territory, and would be, but for prejudice.
Judge Josiah Brown informs us that on the 29th ult. Houston Brown, a Chickasaw, killed in Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, two men- William Cochvane, a Cherokee, and Sim Nelson, a Chickasaw.
Though there is not as much sickness in the country at the present time as prevailed through the summer and early fall, yet what there is seems to be of a much more malignant type. We have heard of several deaths at and near Boggy Depot recently, and ex-governor W. P. Brown, of the Chickasaw Nation lost two children a short time ago.
Colbert Station, Indian Territory, November 1, 1875- The funeral of our Bro. James A. Colbert will be preached at Mrs. Eliza Love’s on the third Sunday in this month. Masons, friends, and relatives are very respectfully invited to attend. Yours truly, Charles E. Gooding
The Caddo Herald
December 7, 1900
Married: One of the quietest weddings which has ever taken place in Caddo occurred at the home of J. S. Hancock on south Main Street, Sunday afternoon at five o’clock, when Mr. Frank Beloit and Miss Della Cocke, both of this place, were married by the Rev. Mr. Trickey. Only three or four persons besides the directly interested couple knew that the marriage was to take place, so quietly had the matter been kept. Some of those who were in attendance did not know of the approaching marriage, but had just dropped in at the residence to spend a pleasant hour during the afternoon. The bride and groom are both well known young people of our town and have a host of friends who wish them much happiness and joy during their married life. Mr. Beloit is a clerk in the store of W. J. Moon, while the bride is a bookkeeper in the same store.
The Caddo Herald
May 5, 1939
Legislature Quits Saturday Night
Made Good Record
Last Saturday night the Seventeenth Legislature passed its last act and went home.
It did not balance the budget, but it did lower the cost of state government by $6,000,000 a year and it did not pass any new taxes.
It passed a better law for control of the highway department, and it got a new old age pension board.
It did not satisfy all old people as to pensions, but it did comply with Federal requirements so that there’ll be no more stopping of federal money to the state. It did not pay much attention to those who were working on the old people just to get the vote of those in distress.
It cut the cost of state schools to a point where the people can be certain to get their money’s worth in taxes they pay. It cut more than a million dollars from the state aid to common schools, but we do not think the schools will suffer. Some foolishment may be cut off.
The cost of this legislature was about half the cost per day of the Sixteenth, which is something.
Gov. Phillips has made good on the campaign promises he made last summer before his election.
Altogether the people have good reason to say to the legislature: Well done, thou good and faithful servants, enter into the joys of thy Lord.