Court Minutes, Blue County, Choctaw NationCTN 25, Vol. 1
April 6, 1903
Present: R. C. Freeny, Judge; J. W. Durant, Sheriff; F. Manning, Bailiff; L. M. Maurer, Clerk
Milton Hawkins, after being duly sworn said, "My name is Milton Hawkins. I live eight miles northeast of Caddo. I am 43 years old. My post office is Caddo, Indian Territory. My wife is Marguerite Hawkins and she wanted me to have all her property, said she did not want her mother to even have the wrapping of her finger. She always called me Honey and said she wanted me to have everything she had. That is all I heard her say. Milton Hawkins
Czarina Wilson, after being duly sworn, says, "My name is Czarina Wilson. I live about seven or eight miles east of Caddo, Indian Territory. I am forty-four years old and my post office is Caddo, Indian Territory. I am a citizen of the Choctaw Nation.
Mrs. Hawkins told me on her death bed that she did not want her mother to take anything that belonged to her, everything left by me I want my Honey to have it all. I don't want mommy to have anything to do with my property that is left by me. That is all she told me. Czarina Wilson
Mattie Jackson, after being duly sworn says, "My name is Mattie Jackson. I am 33 years old; I live about eight miles east of Caddo, Indian Territory. I am a citizen of the United States. My post offic is Caddo, Indian Territory.
Mrs. Hawkins called me to her bed on Monday morning before she died on Tuesday and said she wanted "my Honey" to have everything she had, said she did not want her mother or Pearl to have anything she had. Mattie Jackson
In the Probate Court of Blue County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, before Hon. R. C. Freeny and Probate Court of Blue County, Choctaw Nation. In the matter of probating the will of Marguerite Hawkins, that application to have said will of Marguerite Hawkins proved and probated was duly filed according to the law on March 2nd, 1903 and was therefore filed for the period requried by law and no cross file or adverse pleading being filed in proper time, whereupon I have called the two witnesses, Czarina Wilson and Mattie Jackson, whose affidavit setting the will of the said Marguerite Hawkins being on file with this court. The same having been reduced to writing within days after the death of Marguerite Hawkins. The said witnesses were examined by me under oath in open court and the said unwritten will of the said Marguerite Hawkins was proved to be as in the affidavit of Czarina Wilson and Mattie Jackson and their statement as to the wish and desire of the said Marguerite Hawkins was reduced to writing.
I, R. C. Freeny, County and Probate Judge of Blue County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, do declare teh will as so proven, to be the last will and testament of Marguerite Hawkins and direct the same to be entered in Probate Records of Blue County, Choctaw Nation, done by me at Caddo, Indian Territory on this 6th day of April 1903. R. C. Freeny, Probate Judge. Court adjourned to meet at the next regular term. L. M. Maurer, clerk