Something a little different this morning.
Last Will and Testament of W. F. Dodd.
Filed in office of Court Clerk of Bryan County, Okla. Feb. 21, 1924. Frank Buford, Court Clerk by Maude Hagood, Deputy. John L. Boland, Caddo, Oklahoma
I, W. F. Dodd, of Caddo, Sate of Oklahoma, being now in good health, strength of body and mind, but sensible of the uncertainly of life, and desiring to make disposition of my property and affairs while in health and strength, do hereby make, publish, and declare the following to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking and cancelling all other or former wills by me at any time made.
1st. I direct the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses.
2nd. I give and devise to my wife, Eva. I. Dodd, all real estate that I may own at the time of my death.
3rd. I give and bequeath to my son, Clarence Dodd, a one half interest in and to my drug store and business in the town of Caddo, Oklahoma, the said half interest to include a half interest in and to the stock, fixtures, and accounts.
4th. All the rest, residue and remainder of my personal property, including the other half interest in and to said business, I give and bequeath to my said wife, Eva I. Dodd.
I hereby appoint and designate Eva I. Dodd, and Clarence Dodd, Executrix and Executor, without bond, of this my last will and testament.
In wtiness whereof, I, W. F. Dodd, have to this my last will and testament, consisting of one sheet of paper, subscribed my name this the 24th day of February, A.D., 1923. W. F. Dodd
I want to take a few minutes to remind you of the many, many books that are available from the Bryan County Genealogy Library & Archives in Calera. The library is a gold mine of information and much of it can be purchased for you to use at home. I own several volumes that help me in my research every week. And book sales help support the ongoing work of the library.
I hope this format is useable. I scanned the pages instead of typing them. Click on the page for a larger version. If you have trouble reading anything let me know.
Sometimes the things I find in the paper are serendipity- lucky accidents. Today is a case in point. I was searching the Durant Weekly News for an obit and came across an interesting article about the Jefferson Highway, which I will type and pass on to one of the Jefferson historians. When I got home from the library I noticed that on the same page as the highway article is this court report. Now I will have to check back in the Herald for news of the incident mentioned. (If you just want to read the Caddo item, it is the last one.)
January 14, 1916
County Court Doings
County Court has been in session this week and dispatched many criminal cases. Friday morning the court will commence on the heavy docket of civil cases. The following criminal cases were disposed of:
Claude Holland, carrying weapon; dismissed on motion of State.
W. A. Cooper, convicted of violation of the prohibition law; mandate of Criminal Court of Appeals, affirming conviction, spread on record.
Ed Simmons, violation of prohibition law; jury verdict of guilty; fifty dollars find and thirty days in jail.
J. M. Shirling, charged with being a fugitive from justice; dismissed on motion of State.
Tom Burrows, pointing a gun; plea of guilty; $10 and costs.
Harrison Jenkins, public drunkenness; plea of guilty; $25 and costs.
Bert Youree, violating prohibition law; plea of guilty; $100 fine and thirty days in jail.
Walter Tidwell, violating prohibition law; dismissed on motion of the State.
J. H. Kelly, carrying a pistol; plea of guilty; $50 fine and thirty days in jail.
Bert Bell, violating prohibition law; plea of guilty; $50 fine and thirty days in jail.
Bert Bell, violating prohibition law; dismissed on motion of State.
Elmer and Vestal Matthews, violation of prohibition law; acquittal.
John Murphee, violating prohibition law; plea of guilty; to be sentenced later.
Henry O’Dell, carrying a weapon; plea of guilty; $25 and costs.
Norman Diffey, violation of prohibition law; acquittal.
Lester and Howard Martin; dismissed as to Howard Martin; Lester pleaded guilty to violation of prohibition law and was fined $75 and given thirty days in jail.
Tom Collins, abandonment; Attorneys Dwight and Hoke were appointed by the court as counsel for the defendant. Trial by jury resulted in a verdict of not guilty.
Much time was spent Wednesday and Thursday on the case of Charley Thompson, Gordon Gregg, Wm. Huddart, and C. T. Hazeltine, charged with violation of the prohibition law. This is the case that grew out of the capture of an automobile load of booze, being captured at Caddo several weeks ago. Two of the defendants, Gregg and Huddart, entered pleas of guilty, the other two preferring to risk their fates with the jury. The case was in the hands of the jury as the News went to press.
The Caddo Herald
March 20, 1903
Call No. 45 for printing.
See Mrs. Hill for millinery.
Oats. Leeper & Chiles.
Gus Hass of Atoka spent Sunday in Caddo.
For short time loans call at the insurance office of J. W. Oldham & Son.
Ira L. Smith was up from Durant Sunday.
LeRoy Long was an Atoka visitor Saturday.
Schubert Symphony Club at the opera house, March 28.
Mrs. T. W. Hunter visited friends at Boswell City this week.
Miss Anna Simpson spent Sunday with friends in Denison.
New spring millinery and hats. The latest styles at Mrs. Hill’s.
A social dance was greatly enjoyed at the opera house last Friday night.
For short time loans call at the insurance office of J. W. Oldham & Son.
Ernest Pitchlynn has gone to Durant where he will reside in the future.
Charles Hill and Miss Coral Hill were Denison visitors Wednesday.
I have 80 head of high grade Shropshire sheep for sale. J. C. Hampton.
Miss Leila Braudrick is visiting homefolks this week from Durant.
For Sale- A 4-horse power steam engine. Peter Bloom
Kingman cultivators and planters. The best made. For sale by J. F. Lamb
Texas red rust proof seed oats. Leeper & Chiles
Barlow Roberts returned Monday from attendance at federal court at Paris.
A 9-pound girl came last Monday to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Short.
Mesdames J. K. Bass, W. P. Wood, and W. W. Boone were Sherman visitors Wednesday.
Mesdames Edward Walters, and F. R. Grayson visited Mrs. J. H. Sims at Durant Monday.
Mrs. J. B. Lyle returned Sunday from a two week’s visit to Miss Francis Lyle at South McAlester.
Many oats were sown this week. Corn ground is being prepared and some of it is already planted.
Spelling bee at the Methodist church tonight. Be sure and go, lots of fun and a good time. Ten cents.
Mrs. Edna Hill invites her friends to call and see her new spring millinery at the Monroe and Dobson building.
To married people: “Peacemaker” means just what it says. Amos K. Bass
For sale at a bargain, a good horse, new buggy and harness, also one old buggy. Apply to Virgil R. Walker.
Georgia stocks, coulters, turning shovels, sweeps and small plows of all kinds. Edward Bates & Sons, Caddo.
Mrs. Chas. E. McPherren entertained a party at cards last Saturday night. All present report a pleasant evening.
J. W. Crutchfield and family have moved to the Arthur Manning residence on the Manning farm a mile north of town.
Sunday was an ideal day. Nearly everyone went out for a ride or a drive. All those who could not ride went walking.
W. H. Wheeler and son, Clarence, were in Durant Monday where they furnished music for the opening of one of the stores.
The rain of yesterday was unwelcome. However, we have to endure it. We are living in hope that some day we will need rain.
The family of G. L. Williams have moved from the I. G. Abney house to the house of W. H. Ainsworth near the Baptist Church.
Miss Mary McArthur returned to her school near Coalgate Sunday to resume her duties, after recuperating a week at home.
H. W. Diffenderffer is building a neat cottage in northwest Caddo. The structure will be ready for occupancy within a month.
Miss Phoebe Hampton, whose home is at Chickasha, but who has just returned from Fulton, Mo. is in Caddo, the guest of relatives.
W. J. Moon this week bought the J. F. Lamb stock of furniture and undertakers goods and has moved the same into his mammoth store.
The Schubert Symphony Club will appear at the opera house Saturday night, March 28 under the auspices of the M. L. & A. Club.
A game of ball was played at the old fair grounds diamond Sunday between two town teams. The score was 13 to 10 in favor of the older boys.
J. B. Chapman was an appreciated Herald visitor last Saturday. The Herald is always glad for its readers to call, exchange news, and views, etc.
Miss Mae Ellis, who has been spending a few days with her parents here, left Sunday for Whitewright, Texas where she is attending Grayson College.
The spelling bee held last Friday night will be held again tonight. Since the last one, participants have practiced up, and more amusement than ever is looked for.
Mrs. Edna Hill has received her spring stock of millinery and is showing some beautiful patterns in up-to-date hats. With M. R. Boxley & Son, Monroe & Dobson stand.
Spring is here and summer is coming without a doubt. The larger boys are beginning to play baseball and the small ones are amusing themselves playing marbles.
C. C. Jennings from Hillsboro was interviewing Caddo merchants this week. He was formerly a citizen of Caddo and has many friends here, also some relatives.
We order all kinds of farm or field seed. Bass, the Grocer.
Patton’s Sun Proof Paints. Best on earth. Best on Houses. Best on barns. The only paint sold under an absolute guarantee. For sale by W. F. Dodd, at Corner Drug Store.
C. B. Farrington came in home from his drumming trip this week. We were sorry to learn that he had been sick several weeks, but are glad to know he has about recovered.
Every member of the W. P. & H. M. Society is requested to donate a sunbonnet to the society and deliver the same to the dressmaking parlor of Mesdames Elting and Folsom at Abney & Vincent’s store.
Monroe & Dobson this week moved their stock of dry goods and shoes to the new store at Caney, where they will continue in business. Caddo regrets to lose these gentlemen, but congratulates Caney in securing them.
The ladies aid society of the Presbyterian Church will meet Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock, with Mrs. R. E. Tedford. All members are urgently requested to attend as business of importance is to be presented.
The week of sunshine has done much toward letting the farmer get a start towards planting. Just a little more fair weather and the grain will be planted; it also helps the town people to get their gardens planted.
Prof. E. L. Newman of Sterrett, principal of the Sterrett Institute, was a Caddo visitor Saturday and Sunday, the guest of A. C. and R. L. Pace. Mr. Newman and the Pace brothers hail from the same town in the old state of Tennessee.
Strayed from my place eight miles northeast of Caddo, Friday night, March 13th, one bay mare mule, 14 hands high, branded dimly J. B. on left shoulder, about 6 years old, had halter on. Will pay $5 reward for return of animal to me. I. Armstrong, Caddo, I. T.
All members of Camp Cooper ex-Confederates are requested to meet in the mayor’s office in Caddo next Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. It will be an important business meeting and all members who do not attend will have their names dropped from the camp rolls. B. S. Ellis, Captain
At the spelling bee given at the Methodist church last Friday night by the W. P. & H. M. Society, Prof. G. W. Ferguson won the first prize and the honor of being the best speller in the contest. The entertainment was quite an amusing and instructive one and the ladies intend to give another one soon.
The Caddo Herald
March 21, 1902
Mrs. E. T. Dwight, from Jackson, was the guest of friends in Caddo last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hampton from Chickasha were visiting relatives in Caddo this week.
Dr. T. S. Freeman and wife of Sherman are visiting the family of J. F. Lamb.
Rev. A. B. L. Hunkapillar, presiding elder, preached at the South Methodist Church last Saturday night and Sunday morning.
P. W. Arnold has purchased the general merchandise stock of J. C. Hampton and will continue the business at the same old stand.
Dr. LeRoy Long has moved his office into the new brick building of Homer & Long, where he now has a neat suite of rooms upstairs.
Mrs. Zora Hamer has been in Dallas this week selecting real up-to-date stock of millinery for Arnold & Attaway.
Barlow Roberts has moved into his residence recently purchased from A. M. Robertson. He has made several pretty improvements on the place.
Mrs. Mollie E. Gragg desires to do sewing either by the day at your home or by the garment at her home. First door south of the North Methodist Church.
Born: A beautiful new girl arrived Saturday to bless the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rector Bryant. Both mother and child thriving.
We’re glad to report W. H. Attaway on the streets again after a severe sick spell. He was attacked one day last week while returned from the country.
Our old friend J. H. Dobson was here from Emet last Friday. He reports business fairly good.
F. E. Folsom attended the convention of Choctaws and Chickasaws at Atoka Tuesday from Caddo, he having been elected as delegate at the meeting of citizens held at the Choctaw Court House last Saturday.
Married: At the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Shelby Sunday evening, Mr. M. L. Hickman and Miss Mary Beck, Rev. J. A. Trickey officiating. Mr. Hickman is well known in Caddo as a most excellent young man and the bride of his choice was a most charming young lady, the daughter of Mr. J. Beck, one of the substantial farmers living east of Caddo.
Col. Francis Preston was to see us last Saturday from Caney or Preston City. He attended the meeting or organize a camp of sons of Veterans at the Baptist Church that evening.
Died: Augustus Dorsey, aged 66 years, father of Mrs. Grace Pitchlynn, died at her home last Friday morning about 3 o’clock. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church that evening. Interment at the Caddo Cemetery. Mr. Dorsey was well known in this country, formerly lived in Washington D. C. and had extensive property interests there. He had lots of friends and came here for his health. He was taken sick about a month ago with pneumonia, which quickly did its work. Condolences are extended to bereaved relatives.
Mrs. Edna Hill held her millinery opening Wednesday and it was indeed a most splendid affair. Hats of all shapes and sizes- every one a creation of loveliness. Of course the patterns all looked the livelier when on the head of the wearer. Mrs. Hill certainly can feel satisfied in the success of her display.
The Caddo Herald
September 25, 1925
The Cat’s Paw
Lucille Grassham, Editor in Chief, Beth Moore, Associate
Senior, Eugenia Sargent
Junior, Mildred Guthrie
Sophomore, Lucille Coffey
Freshman, Hardenia Ellis
There is a large number of members in the junior class. All are delighted with the teachers and are looking forward to a successful school year.
Our sponsor is Miss Earnestine Carroll. We are proud of her and know that she will carry us through.
Alga Moran went to Durant Monday afternoon to take her voice lesson.
Zuleika Boland was absent Monday on account of illness in her family. We hope to see her in school soon.
We are sorry we lost Madge and Margaret Jane from the junior class, but we know the seniors are glad to have them. (Note: Madge Richey, and Margaret Jayne McGraw are listed as graduates of ’26.)
As last week was constitution week, we had assembly Wednesday afternoon. Bro. Cassidy’s talk on “Patriotism” was much enjoyed.
It’s great fun to miss school and see the circus, but when you stay at school and the teacher marks you absent, it isn’t so funny- ask Dow.
Margaret Jayne McGraw, Sibyl Braudrick, Charles Dale, J. C. Davison, Grady Sargent, Edward Pierson, Gordon Folsom, and Jack Hancock attended the circus in Durant.
Wonder how Willie likes to be called Nellie?
James is getting up into high society. We hope he likes it.
The orchestra is doing some strenuous practice and we hope to hear it real soon.
Charles Dale has been elected yell leader.
President: Marilee Styron
Vice-President: Alga Moran
Sec.-Treas.: Grady Sargent
Editor: Mildred Guthrie
Sponsor: Miss Ernestine Carroll
W. J. Thompson
The Caddo Herald
June 19, 1925
Aged Sherman Man Killed Saturday
The Willis-Knight five-passenger auto driven by J. M. Buchanan ran off an embankment two miles north of Caddo Saturday afternoon about 2 o’clock, pinning Mr. Buchanan underneath. Passing motorists brought him to Caddo where first aid was given by Dr. Dale, then taken to Durant Hospital where he died within a short time of his injuries.
The remains were taken to Muskogee and buried beside his wife who had died a few days before.
Mr. Buchanan was accompanied by his daughter, they returning to their home in Sherman, and lost control of the car on the narrow road as above stated. The car turned over several times before reaching the bottom of the embankment. The top and windshield were shattered. The woman was not injured.
Mr. Buchanan was a retired farmer of near Sherman.
At her home near Ury last Thursday Mrs. J. H. McKinney died after a long illness. The remains were brought to Caddo and buried in Caddo Cemetery Friday.
Mrs. McKinney formerly lived in Caddo, was the mother of Mrs. Lee McGee, and was a member of the Nazarene Church. The friends of the family sympathize with them in their bereavement.
(Gethsemane Cemetery: Annie Hester McKinney, 10/12/1878-6/11/1925. TA section, block 2, lot 18, space2.)
City Attorney Dies from Auto Wreck
A few miles east of Durant Saturday night the car in which Judge and Mrs. Rittenhouse and Attorney General Geo. Short were returning from a fishing trip to Kiamichi turned over on the road, killing Rittenhouse instantly.
His wife and the Attorney General were not hurt. The remains were taken to Oklahoma City for burial.
Case 160. A bill of cost against J. P. Folsom, estate, April 2, 1892 was allowed on 2 May 1892.
Case 161. J. G. Pruitt vs. Henry Stewart filed April 4, 1892.
Case 162. Wiley Stewart vs. D. A. Riddle was presented April 4, 1892. The case was dismissed 29 September, 1892, jurisdiction.
Case 163. The petition of Moses Loring, administrator of the estate of Simpson Loring, deceased, was presented on April 4, 1892, granted 8 June 1892.
Case 164. Final report of F. F. Leflore, guardianship, April 4, 1892 was approved 2 May 1892.
Case 165. The petition of Hickman James asking for letter of guardianship on the estate of E. Jones, April 4, 1892 was granted 2 May 1892.
Case 166. The petition of Raymond Lawrence asking for recovery of pony, April 4, 1892, was granted 7 September 1892.
Case 167. The Choctaw nation vs. G. Garland was filed April 4, 1892. This case was discontinued on the grounds of being dead, 3 May 1892.
Case 168. The pettion of Wilburn King vs. Peter Intalobee, April 5, 1892.