The Caddo Oklahoma Star
October 19, 1876
G. O. Hunter, foreman of this paper, is sick; we hope to get out earlier next week.
Henry Burks, son of Dr. Burks of Caddo has gone to Booneville, Missouri to attend school.
Maj. Graves and Lt. Wolf passed through town on the 16th inst. on their way to Ft. Riley Kansas with 54 U. S. soldiers.
McPherson and Boudinot, editors of the Star, are at Muskogee attending the Indian International Fair.
Mrs. Israel Stone and her sister, Miss Daniels, made the Star a call this week.
Died: At the residence of her parents at Atoka, on Sunday evening, 15th inst. of typhoid fever, Sallie, youngest daughter of Dr. T. M. and Sarah A. Fendall, aged 15 years, 2 months and 23 days.
Granville O. Hunter, son of Lydia Starr Hunter McPherson.
Dr. W. S. Burks, general merchandise. There are several ads in the paper for his store. No mention of him practicing medicine.
From A History of Fort Riley: Built in 1852 and named in honor of Major General Bennett C. Riley. After the Civil War troops from Fort Riley were needed to protect construction workers on the Kansas Pacific Railroad from Indian attacks.
Granville McPherson and Col. E. C. Boudinot.
From Chronicles of Oklahoma: The Indian International Fair resembled contemporary agricultural fairs. Held annually in Muskogee, Indian Territory, in September or October from 1874 to about 1900, the week-long event featured produce and domestic exhibits in a barn-like pavilion. These displays, horse racing on the adjacent track, a merry-go-round, and commercial vendors attracted many Indians and non-Indians from the Indian Territory and neighboring states. Indian policemen tried to suppress horse theft, alcohol consumption, and illicit games of chance. The fair was a much-anticipated occasion for visiting and family reunions. As an outgrowth of the Okmulgee Constitutional Convention of the early 1870s, the fair served several purposes. Founders of the Indian International Fair Association included Muskogee's white and Indian businessmen, who believed it would boost the town and territory. Federal officials supported it as a means of "civilizing" Indians. They and some members of the Five Civilized Tribes used fair exhibits to impress upon visiting Plains Indians the benefits of and need for adopting the sedentary, agricultural, "progressive" lifestyle demanded by Anglo-Americans. At the 1879 fair Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz stunned his multi-tribal audience with the first warning that, in spite of their treaties, allotment of their lands and opening the territory for homesteading was inevitable.
Israel W. Stone was the postmaster of Caddo, Choctaw Nation. In 1879 he is listed as the editor of the paper.
1860 census, Doaksville. Thomas and Sarah Fendall, Physician, 38, born in Georgia. Eight children.