I pulled a few interesting items from the December 20, 1901-January 3, 1902 issues of the paper. New Year’s Eve would have been Thursday night, which is mentioned in several entries.
Bokchito- We are looking forward to Christmas. Our oldest men say they never saw such cold weather in December in all their lives.
Caddo- Misses Mamie Morely and Dona Gardner of Armstrong Academy were in Caddo shopping Saturday.
John and Oscar Bloom came home Friday from Kendall College to spend Christmas with their parents.
Will Semple arrived home from Jones Academy Friday to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Semple.
Miss Nannie Robinson, who is attending school in Tuskahoma, came home Saturday night to spend Christmas at her home eight miles east of town.
Owing to an accident on Christmas, the editor has for several days been unable to write our own name. Our hand will be in good trim by next week, we think.
J. H. Franks and family spent Christmas day with relatives and friends in Oklahoma (City?).
C. A. Bilbo and two sons spent part of Christmas week in Sherman, the guests of relatives.
George Russell spent part of Christmas week with home folks in Caddo. He returned to Atoka last Thursday.
Mrs. T. A. Cotton and children, from Van Alstyne, Texas, were guests of her father, B. S. Ellis in Caddo Christmas.
Miss Bessie Maytubby visited her home folks here during the holidays. She is attending Bloomfield Academy.
James and Elihu Maytubby spent Christmas with home folks here. They returned Tuesday to the Tishomingo Academy.
While returning from a little hunt on Christmas day O. R. Nance accidentally discharged a 32 Winchester into his foot. It made a painful but not dangerous wound.
On Christmas Mrs. Forrest Maddox gave two prizes to the two of her pupils who made the best progress during her tutorship. Mrs. S. J. Homer and Miss Ida Lamb secured them.
A very pleasant social was given the young people at the home of P. A. Richards south of town last Thursday night.
A large number of young people enjoyed a watch social at the residence of Mrs. L. C. Booker Thursday night.
Married: Mr. R. F. Jones and Miss Mary Choate were married Christmas Day at the home of the bride’s parents north of town. Rev. Forrest Maddox officiating.
Married: Mr. R. E. Johnson and Miss Carrie Taylor were married by Rev. Maddox in the big store of W. H. Ainsworth last Thursday evening at 6 o’clock.
At the home of B. S. Ellis on Christmas day a family reunion dinner was given. There were present all of his children and grandchildren and it was indeed a happy occasion. The dinner served was most excellent. Mr. Ellis says this is the first time in years that all his family has met together.
Married: At the Wans Hotel Christmas Day in Durant, Mr. T. A. Clark of Muskogee was married to a Miss Durant of Bennington, Rev. J. F. Sherwood performing the ceremony. The couple left today for Muskogee to reside in the future.
Caddo children enjoyed Santa Claus to the fullest extent. An elegant snow house was given at the Baptist Church Tuesday night and many were the hearts made happy by the presents therein. The same night at the Methodist Church South, the Christmas tree was held and the little ones were likewise made happy, and Wednesday night at the Presbyterian Church another pretty tree was put up for the happiness of the children.
Preston City (Caney)- We have had a glorious Christmas. Our Christmas tree was more than a success. Miss Maude Childers, Orpha, and ___ . Col. Preston spoke of the Savior’s birth and the origin of the Christmas tree. We had one drunk man who disturbed the happiness of our people.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Carter gave a delightful Christmas dinner to a few friends. Among those present were: Prof. John Folsom, Gus Waller, Mr. and Mrs. John Gibson, Mr. Merchant, Dr. and Mrs. Armstrong, and Col. Preston.