The Caddo Herald
February 18, 1938
Rains Send Rivers and Streams on Wild Rampages
Caddo and eastern and southeastern Oklahoma experienced one of its worst flood stages all this week when three and four day rains sent all rivers and streams on wild floods with a few towns being isolated and roads and highways stopped to traffic from water running all over the roads. The railroads suffered and much discomfort resulted from the wild rampages of the elements.
Muddy Boggy north of Caddo was from a mile and a half to two miles wide and Blue River south of town was within a foot of being at its highest flood stage and this river east of Durant was form three to ten feet over the highway and had traffic stopped until Saturday afternoon at least.
McAlester had its water supply endangered by the flooding of its pump station and numerous towns were completely isolated; however it is expected that by Saturday night normal conditions will prevail.
The Herald is late this week, caused by a leaky building and we do not care to take chances with our machines and equipment.
Mrs. C. C. Gordon Dies at Her
Country Home Last Saturday Night
Mrs. C. C. Gordon, aged 66 years, passed away at her home southeast of Caddo last Saturday night after an extended illness. Deceased was born in Arkansas but had been a resident of Bryan County for the past 30 years.
Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Church here Monday afternoon at 1:30 with burial in the local cemetery.
She is survived by her husband and six sons and six daughters.
(Cemetery listing: Emma E. Gordon, 10/16/1871-2/12/1938)
Bob Bell Dies at His Home in McAlester-
Is Buried Here Sunday
Bob Bell, aged 54 years, the chief sergeant of the guards at the penitentiary and who lived here a number of years before moving to McAlester, died of a heart ailment Saturday morning.
The funeral was held in the local cemetery after brief services at McAlester at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jessie Lee of Oklahoma City and Carroll of McAlester and one daughter in Oklahoma City.
(Cemetery listing: Robert L. Bell, 11/07/1883-02/11/1938)