The Osage Journal, 1904-1905

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Ashton Deputy U.S. Marshal, Ed Fink, was killed by two Creek Indians near Wetumka a few days ago. Deputy Fink was one of the best deputies in the service. He had been located at Wetumka since 1901, when the Frisco railroad built through the western part of the Creek Nation. Fink was a cool headed officer, but fearless in the discharge of his duty. Numbers of posses headed by deputies are scouring the country for the murderers, but so far have been unsuccessful. [The Osage Journal 10 Dec 1904]

John Labrier, who was ordered arrested as an accomplice of William Regnier, in the killing of Will Rowan in north Beaver county serveral weeks ago, has been released on the $7,500 bond. Regnier has been convicted, but has appealed to the supreme court. [The Osage Journal 10 Dec 1904]

The United States citizenship court sitting at Tishomingo, has denied the application in the celebrated Sarah Palmer case, which involved the right to citizenship in the Chickasaw nation of a large number of claimants. There is no appeal from the decision. [The Osage Journal 10 Dec 1904]

Born on Friday, December 2, to the wife of Julius Nichols, a found pound boy. Notwithstanding the fact that the child is one of the smallest on the Reservation, it is healthy and well formed and bids fair to make splendid progress in its development. [The Osage Journal 10 Dec 1904]

The body of William Slatterly, the man murdered in the Wichita mountains by a companion, was taken to Chillicothe, Mo., for burial. Mr. Slatterly resided at that place before to Oklahoma. [The Osage Journal 10 Dec 1904]

At Forney Spur a large barn belonging to Tom Jester was destroyed, as a result of a prairie fire. The barn was filled with hay and grain, and the contents were a total loss, as [sic] there was no insurance. [The Osage Journal 10 Dec 1904]

Ponca City: Sarah No Ear, a Ponca Indian squaw, was found death, lying across the dashboard of a wagon, while her husband, No Ear, insensible from intoxication, was in the wagon. The squaw, who was also intoxicated, had fallen across the dashboard. Being unable to arise, the strangled to death. The horses had traveled until stopped by a fence. [The Osage Journal 10 Dec 1904]

While playing with matches the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Darnold, living near Binger, was so badly burned that he died within a few hours. [The Osage Journal 10 Dec 1904]

Indians Confess to a Killing Ñ Eufaula: Deputy Marshal Grant Johnson and Bud Ledbetter captured Jim Tiger and another Indian by the name of Fish, fifteen miles southwest of Eufaula. Seventy-five deputies have been scouring the country for them for the murder of Deputy Marshal Fink at Weleetka. The evidence was so conclusive against the Indians that they confessed to the murder. Tiger says Fish did the shooting. The Indian had brought whisky from Oklahoma and were resisting arrest when Fish fired at Deputy Fink, killing him. [The Osage Journal 10 Dec 1904]

MarriedÑ Daniel A. Ware and Mrs. Victoria DeLora, both of this place, were married at the residence of the bride in this city Saturday the 10th inst. Rev. Father Edwards officiating. Both the bride and groom are well known on the Reservation where they have a host of friends. The party is now on a short tour. [The Osage Journal 17 Dec 1904]

Mrs. Mary Peters died at Bardstown, Ky., on the 10th inst., age 83. Deceased was the mother of J. M. Peters and grandmother of Chas. B. Peters, both of this place.[The Osage Journal 17 Dec 1904]

E. E. Johnson and Miss Mae Dawson, both of this place, were married at the M. E. Parsonage Tuesday, Rev. E. F. Hill officiating. [The Osage Journal 17 Dec 1904]

In the case of the United States vs. Harry Brook for assault at Osage Junction last week, the defendantÕs bond was fixed by Commissioner E. N. Yates at $500. In default of which he was taken to the Federal jail at Guthrie. Leahy & Scott appeared for defendant.[The Osage Journal 17 Dec 1904]

Beatrice Russell, the thirteen year old daughter of a farmer near Shawnee died from the effects of an accidental shooting by an older brotherÉ[The Osage Journal 17 Dec 1904]

Born on Sunday January 15, to Charles Grant and wife, a son. [The Osage Journal 21 Jan 1905]

Dortha, the seven year old daughter of Fred Smith and wife died here Tuesday morning from an attact [sic] of spasmodic croup. After an illness of ten hours. [The Osage Journal 21 Jan 1905]

Born to the wife of Jasper Rogers, Friday January 20th a girl. [The Osage Journal 21 Jan 1905]

The Stork visited the home of Charles Rogers and wife at Pensacola, I.T., Sunday, January 15th and left a 10 pound boy. Mrs. Rogers was formerly Miss Nora Marlin and is well known in Pawhuska, where she spent a number of years at the Catholic School. [The Osage Journal 21 Jan 1905]

Bert Overfield of Independence Kansas has a position as bookkeeper in the store of his uncle, G. H. Saxon of this place. [The Osage Journal 21 Jan 1905]

Miss Maggie Peenan of Orlando, is visiting Mrs. Charles B. Peters. [The Osage Journal 21 Jan 1905]

Mrs. S. E. Hunt, mother of R. L. Hunt, of this place has returned home, after a months visit in Cole Camp, Kansas City and other Missouri points. Her daughter-in-law Mrs. Maggie Hunt of Cole Camp came home with her. [The Osage Journal 21 Jan 1905]

J. M. Peters, father of C. B. Peters is still at Bardstown, Kentucky whither he went early last month on account of the fatal sickness of his mother. He will likely remain until spring. [The Osage Journal 21 Jan 1905]

Mrs. A. M. Goltra, of Guthrie is visiting her husband here this week. She is well pleased with Pawhuska. [The Osage Journal 21 Jan 1905]

Born to the wife of Robert L. Hunt Tuesday, January 24, a girl. [The Osage Journal 28 Jan 1905]

Mr. and Mrs. Forest Choteau are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl. [The Osage Journal 28 Jan 1905]

Skiatook Cuttler is the euphoenous [sic] name of the first child born in the new town of Skiatook. The youngster is a boy and was born in a tent Monday, January 16. The citizens of that burg immediately presented him with a town lot which will be held in escrow until he is of age. If he dies before that time his mother gets the lot. [The Osage Journal 28 Jan 1905]

Last week Mrs. John Farral of Chautauqua, Kansas, sold her Pawhuska residence to Mrs. Barker of Cedar Vale, who will move here about March first. [The Osage Journal 28 Jan 1905]

Charles D. Wheelock assistant engineer at the government school returned the latter part of the week from Green Bay, Michigan, whether [sic] he had been called by the sickness and death of a child. Mr. Wheelock brought his family to Pawhuska with him where they will remain permanently.[The Osage Journal 28 Jan 1905]

Miss Regina Bean matron at the government school has been transferred to Moquie School at Keams Canyon, Arizona. This transfer was made to enable the Department to carry out a policy recently established allowing married women to hold positions in the same schools with their husbands. Mrs. Preston, wife of Superintendent Preston will fill the vacancy occasioned by Miss BeanÕs transferÉ[The Osage Journal 28 Jan 1905]

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Rt. Rev. Felix DeGrasse Dead. The Rt. Rev. Felix DeGrasse of Sacred Heart Mission, Oklahoma, departed this life on January 3, 1905. Father Felix was born in France March 1, 1843, and was sent to America to work among the Indians in April 1877. On his arrival he was appointed pastor of the Pottawatomies and adjacent tribes. In 1885 he was appointed pastor of the Osages and made Pawhuska his home. From here he traveled in all directions becoming thoroughly acquainted with all parts of the Reservation. Here he built a church and formed a school. The church erected, occupied the spot on which the New Midland Hotel now stands. The building had been completed but a short time when it was destroyed by fire. Soon after this he was removed to Guthrie. He has been instrumental in building churches in Pawhuska, Elgin, Guthrie, Shawneetown, Chandler, Perry, Mulhall, Ponca City, Langston and Pawnee. Surrounded by the members of the community of Sacred Heart he quietly passed away. Mourned by all as children mourn for a father. [The Osage Journal 28 Jan 1905]

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Horatio Waldo Jr. of Collinsville, Texas came in on a visit to his father Horatio Waldo Sr. and his sister Mrs. T. H. McLaughlin, Saturday. On Sunday, January 22, the elder Mr. Waldo celebrated his 90th birthday at Mrs. McLaughlins. [The Osage Journal 28 Jan 1905]

Sunday, January 22, was the eightenth [sic] birthday of Nettie May, the daughter of Judge S.W. Pettit and she celebrated the event with a quiet dinner. Among friends present may be mentioned Charles B. Peters and family and Miss Maggie Heenan, of Orlando. [The Osage Journal 28 Jan 1905]

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Death Came Suddenly. Mrs. Josephine DeNoya The Victim Of a Horrible Accident. Early Sunday morning the community was horified [sic] by the report that Josephine DeNoya, wife of L. L. DeNoya had met with a violent death at her country home near Remington Saturday evening. Mr. DeNoya and his wife had left here at 2 o'clock the afternoon before. she had been thrown from the buggy and her body dragged for more than a mile and horribly mangled. Life was extinct before friends reached her. According to the best information attainable Mr. and Mrs. DeNoya had reached the railroad crossing about one mile from home. Here Mr. DeNoya got out of the buggy to open and close the gate, when the team took fright and ran away. The wife was thrown forward against the dash board, which gave way letting her fall forward on the double trees and tongue. One foot caught in the circle where it held until the team stopped. Mr. DeNoya made all haste to overtake the team but could not do so. The accident took place some time between 7 and 8 o'clock Saturday night. The remains were brought to Pawhuska. The funeral services were held at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. The interment took place at the city cemetery. Mrs. DeNoya was thirty years, five months and twenty-seven days old. Besides leaving her husband she leaves four children a mother, two brothers and two sisters. Mrs. DeNoya was in the best of health and spirits when in town Saturday afternoon. They were expecting to start for a trip to the Republic of Mexico, next day. All preparations had been made and they left here for their country home at Remington from where they intended to take the train. [The Osage Journal 28 Jan 1905]

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The Oldest Merchant. Cyprian Tayrian was born in Clay county, Mo., in 1838. His mother was a half blood Osage and his father a Frenchman. The former died when he was only nine months of age and the father when he was seven years old. Since this time Cyprian has cared for himself. He spent most of his early days with the Osages and obtained an education at their schools. In 1870 he came to the Indian Territory at the time the Osages had established themselves over east of Bartlesville at a place known as Silver lakes, but a new survey was soon run and it was found that they were not on the land purchased a short time previously from the Cherokees, they therefore moved to Pawhuska and the vicinity of Hominy Falls. Mr. Tayrian located at the latter place and went into the mercantile business, with the late Augustis Capitan and a man name Coy. Their place of business was on the old Aunt Jane Appleby farm. Two or more years afterwards the goods were removed to Pawhuska and the business conducted in a double log cabin located on the ground now occupied by the Hargis photographical studio. This was among the first if not the first stores in townÉ Tiring of the business the firm sold to Col. Coffey, the founder of Coffeyville. Mr. Tayrian now resides on a fine farm on Sand creek, near Bartlesville, which has been his home for twenty-seven years. [The Osage Journal 4 Feb 1905]

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Married. Emmett Hunt, of Pawhuska, and Miss Sarah Hall were married at Independence, Kansas, at 8:35 p.m. Saturday, January 28th. Elder Langston, of the Christian church of that place, officiating. The wedding came as a surprise to the many friends. Miss Hall was living at Independence and Mr. Hunt quietly went there and they were married. Mr. Hunt returned home to this place the next day, leaving his wife. Mrs. Hunt came to Pawhuska, joining her husband, Wednesday afternoon. They are now at home to their friends. [The Osage Journal 4 Feb 1905]

Born to the wife of W. A. Daniels on Tuesday January 31, a son. [The Osage Journal 4 Feb 1905]

A. C. Hall and wife, parents of Mrs. H. C. Ripley are here from South Paris, Maine. They arrived Thursday. [The Osage Journal 4 Feb 1905]

W. M. Dial is rejoicing over the arrival of a boy at his house on Tuesday of this week. [The Osage Journal 4 Feb 1905]

James Fronkier of Washungo and Miss Jane Bernt of Ponca City were married at Newkirk on Wednesday morning of last week. [The Osage Journal 4 Feb 1905]

George Zufall, for thirty-two years a citizen of Muskogee, died there last Monday. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

Married at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage in Pawnee by Rev. R. D. Black, at 7 o'clock p.m. on February 1st, 1905, S. W. Fenton, of Cleveland, to Miss Nellie Rice, also of Cleveland. The bride had just arrived from California and was met here by Mr. Fenton.ÑTimes Democrat. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

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Death of Arthur Talbutt. Arthur, the fourteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Talbutt, formerly of this city but now of South McAlester, died in the latter city yesterday. The funeral services were conducted in South McAlester late yesterday and the remains were received here last night. Interment, with a short service by Rev. T. C. Carleton, will be held at three oÕclock this afternoon. Interment will be in Green Hill cemetery. Near relatives of the deceased known here are: Mrs. Theodore Venable (a sister), and three brothers, Jesse, Charles and Dillard Talbutt. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Talbutt (the parents), and Mr. J. B. Talbutt of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, are among those here to attend the funeral.ÑMuskogee Times. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

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The application of Morris Watkins for bail was heard before the supreme court at Guthrie on last Tuesday and denied. It will be remembered that Watkins was indicted for the killing of an old man named Hauler last fall and sent to jail without being admitted to bail. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

Fred Fink a carpenter here was called home at Waskomas on account of the death of his mother-in-law. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

The three months old infant of Julius Nichols died, Tuesday afternoon, from Pneumonia. It was buried in the City cemetery Wednesday afternoon. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

Born on Saturday, February 4th to Mr. and Mrs. J. Loon, a son. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

James Pappas and May Baylor, both of Washungo, were married at Newkirk last Sunday. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

Mrs. Laura Tucker received word Wednesday of the death of a brother at Swaddle, Missouri. She adjourned school to attend the funeral. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

Word was received here yesterday of the death of A. A. Hawkins at LaJunta, Colorado. Deceased was a member of the Old Fellows lodge here and is well known in the north part of the Reservation. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

Low Appleby died at his home in Tulsa, early Wednesday morning last, from heart trouble. Deceased was about fifty-four years of age and had resided on the Reservation something like twenty years. He was well known, especially among local cattlemen. He was a native of Southwest Missouri, near Springfield, where he was well connected. His wife, Mrs. Jane Appleby, survives him. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

Bob Barton is reported quite sick at the home of Mrs. Kate Spirling. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

Aaron Slater, son of J. M. Slater is up from Llano, Texas, attending court at Pawnee. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

G. A. Noble a Texas cattleman is here from San Antonia [sic] this week. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

The smiling face of Ed. Clark a St. Joseph traveling man was seen on the streets this week. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

Ed. Clark, a traveling man frequently seen on the Reservation, will be tried at Pawnee on February 28th for killing and disposing of venison. Clark was arrested on January 24th and placed under bond. The offense is said to have been committed on Bull creek, southeast of Wynona, about Thanksgiving time. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

The report reached town last Wednesday that a well developed case of small pox had appeared at the Julia Quinton place, five or six miles south of here. The patient is a stranger from down in the Choctaw country, who arrived in the neighborhood but recently, and as every precaution will be taken to prevent the spread of the disorder, no great danger to the community is apprehended. [The Osage Journal 11 Feb 1905]

John White HarnÕs little child died Monday. [The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Hunt died Saturday morning last of pneumonia. [The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Willoughby, living about eight miles north of town died Sunday and was buried Monday. [The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

Ed. Choteau, a full-blood Osage, died at the Indian camp east of town on the 10th instant, of consumption. Mr. Choteau was a graduate of Carlisle Indian school and was held in high esteem by his tribesmen. He was recognized as one of the most progressive young men among the Osages, and his future seemed bright and full of promise until ill-health, which finally resulted of consumption, overtook him. [The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

Pah-se-to-pah, the deaf and dumb full-blood, mounted his riding horse Monday morning to come to town. No sooner had Pah-se-to-pah gained the saddle than the horse began bucking. It bucked and ran a distance of about five miles, or about five times as far as Pah-se-to-pah wanted to go, and necessarily keep him in the saddle much longer than he anticipated. The result was, that when Pah-se-to-pah was able to get off the horse he found one of his ears pretty badly frozen. [The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

Mrs. R. C. Preston received a telegram Friday morning stating that her father had died that day in Seneca, Missouri. She left at once for that point. [The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

A Crazy Man's Deed. While temporarily insane Jas. Estes, a farmer living near Marshall, Oklahoma, a small town in Logan county, murdered his wife and daughter (Maude). He attempted to kill his son (Lawrence), who escaped. He then set fire to the house and later blew off his own head with a shotgun. The house was destroyed and the bodies were burned to a crisip before the neighbors could arrive. Lawrence Estes says that he was awakened by his father attempting to attack him. He escaped and ran to a neighbor's house. Mrs. Ester [sic] and the daughter were both killed with a club. Miss Estes, who was but 17 years old, was a school teacher. [The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

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MarriedÑAt high noon, Tuesday, February 7, at the city building. Judge A. H. Erwin officiating, Thomas Grokett to Miss Jessie Dreseh. Both contracting parties are residents of the Osage nation, which place they will make their future homeÉ[The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

Born To Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Scott and wife on Monday last, a bouncing boy. Gene's happiness over the event is unlimited. He says the youngster has James J. Jeffries' physical construction and a John James Ingalls head. A typical Scott -- so says Gene. [The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

A little girl came to gladden the home of W. T. Mosier and wife, Monday. [The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

Born, Monday the 13th inst. to Truman Jones and wife a son. [The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

Mrs. J. D. Dunham, of Bartlesville, mother of Clement DeNoya, is we are glad to report, recovering rapidly from her serious condition. [The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

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Hale and Hearty at Seventy-five. "Uncle" Joseph Revard made this office a pleasant call yesterday morning. The occasion of his visit was that the above mentioned date was 75th anniversary of the day of his birth. He was born February 17, 1830, near where Jefferson City, Missouri, is now located, about one hundred miles southwest of St. Charles. He weighed himself before calling at the Journal office and tipped the scales at 175 lbs. which was only eight pounds less than he ever weighed before. He is enjoying perfect health and feels no older than he did twenty-five or thirty years ago. He promises at an early date to give us a sketch of his whole life, which will be printed in the Journal. This biographical sketch will be of interest to all of our readers. [The Osage Journal 18 Feb 1905]

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Tulsa Notes. Miss Blanche Stockwell, of Tulsa, and Sylvester Gornam, of Cushing, were married Wednesday afternoon at the home of the brideÕs parents. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

Tulsa Notes. Mrs. Lizzie Beller, wife of B Beller, residing two and a half miles north of Tulsa, died Friday night at 11:30 oÕclock, of grip. Deceased was 32 years old, and well known in Tulsa. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

Tulsa Notes. J. F. Hyde of Thomasville, Ga. is in the city looking over the situation, with the view of opening a drug store. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

Tulsa Notes. E. E. Davis and family left Friday for their future home in Ralston, Okla. Mr. Davis has conducted a successful general merchandise store here. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

Mrs. Wm. Williams of Winfield was in town the first of the week visiting her father, W. B. Corcoran. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

A. W. Hurley, wife and baby returned, Monday, from Bentonville, Arkansas, their old home, where they visited Mr. Hurley's father, Dr. T. W. Hurley, who is seventy-five years old and is getting quite feeble. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

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A man about 45 years of age, by the name of Albert Reynolds, who was employed at the rock crusher, six miles southeast of Pawnee on the Santa Fe, met an unfortunate death last Saturday. He slipped on the ice, striking the back of his head, injuring him so badly that he died within a few hours. His body was shipped to Kansas. He leaves a wife and three children. -- Cleveland Enterprise. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

A Birthday Supper. The passing the seventy-fifth birth day of Joseph Revard was very appropriately celebrated at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Tinker, Friday evening the 17th. A number of Mr. Revard's children and grand children were gathered with a few friends and the evening was spent quite pleasantly. Supper was served at 6 o'clock and the guests departed at about eight well pleased with the evening, and wishing the old gentleman a return of many more anniversary days. Those present were John Conway and wife, Mrs. Mary E. Revard, Mrs. Julian Trumbly, Mrs. Ed Tinker, Franklin N. Revard and wife, J. W. Bradshaw and wife, Mrs. Eliza Denison, Geo. Deal and wife, Ben Revard and wife, Charles Revard and wife, A. V. Linscot and John Chambers and a number of grand children. Mr. Revard has twice been married and has sixteen living children, nine of whom are married and have families. Mr. Revard has forty-four grand children and five great grand children. He is familiary [sic] called "Uncle Joe" by his many friends, and is quite active and robust. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

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Joe Geddis died at the home of Peter Sperling early Tuesday morning from what was supposed to be cerebral hemorage [sic], superinduced by a fall from a horse about six weeks ago. He was interred in the city cemetery. Geddis was formerly from southern Missouri, but came here about five months since from Montana, and has been working for Mr. Moon north of town a few miles. It is said that he had but little money when taken sick, but Mr. Moon with commendable generosity provided for his every want, including medical treatment and burial service. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

The wife of W. L. Allen, of Fairfax, presented him with a pair of six pound twin boys on the 19th instÉ [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

Victor Howard received a message, Tuesday morning, from Paris, Kentucky, announcing the death of this father, at an early hour of that dayl Victor left on the afternoon train for that place. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

J. B. Dale, an old veteran of the civil war, died at his home five miles northeast of the city last Thursday and was buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery Friday afternoon. The funeral services were under the direction of the G.A.R. of this city, of which the deceased was a member.ÑPonca Democrat. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

W. F. Goodman, better known as ÒFerdÓ Goodman, died in Kansas City Saturday, February 11, and was buried in the Caney cemetery Monday evening. Mr. Goodman was one of the oldest citizens in this section of the country, having lived in the territory and in Caney for about thirty years. At one time he controlled very large interests in the territory. He leaves a wife and several children. Mr. Goodman was about sixty-five years old.ÑCaney Chronicle. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

Morris Roebecker, died at his home at Clevland [sic] early Thursday morning from Pneumonia. Mr. R. was chief of Osage police under Maj. Pollock and well known in Pawhuska. He leaves a wife and married daughter. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

Frank M. McGuire and Miss Grace Bell will be married at 3 p.m. tomorrow, in the Methodist Church at Pond Creek. The groom is the youngest brother of W. E. McGuire, postmaster at this place and is well known here. His bride is the daughter of Jos. H. Bell, a prominent real estate dealer in Pond Creek, and is an active worker in the Methodist Church at that place. [The Osage Journal 25 Feb 1905]

Bert Hoss of the vicinity of Grayhorse was married to Ira Isa Irons at Okmultgee Wednesday, March 1. [The Osage Journal 4 Mar 1905]

Mrs. O. J. Mahon died at her residence near the east limits of Pawhuska early Friday morning March 3. The immediate cause was Asthma. [The Osage Journal 4 Mar 1905]

Mrs. Frantz, mother of Capt. Frank Frantz Indian Agent at this place, with her son Walter and grandson William are visiting here. Walter Frantz is the base ball pitcher for the famous Kansas City Blues. [The Osage Journal 4 Mar 1905]

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"Our Neighbors" In Various Parts of the Reservation NewkirkÑDennis H. Johnson and Miss Susie Land, both of Ponca City, were issued a marriage license February 22. [The Osage Journal 4 Mar 1905]

Caney, KansasÑThursday evening at eight oÕclock Rev. Coons united in marriage Miss Lucy M. Pence and Robt. I. Taylor at the Methodist parsonage. [The Osage Journal 4 Mar 1905]

Caney, KansasÑA twelve pound boy was born to Andy Peace and wife Saturday morning. Since which time they have only had a little peace in the family. [The Osage Journal 4 Mar 1905]

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Mrs. Julia Taylor, a prominent Cherokee woman died last week near McLain, at the age of seventy-nine years. She came to the nation at an early age. After her marriage she traveled extensively. Mrs. Taylor was one of the best informed women of the Cherokee people. She was the daughter of David and Jennie Vann and was born in Georgia, May 17, 1826. Her childhood was spent at Clear Springs in the Flint district of the Cherokee Nation and she was educated in the Cherokee schools. She married Jarrett Bell and went to California in 1850 where he husband died. She returned to territory and at the close of the civil war she married Judge S. M. Taylor. Having no children of her own Mrs. Taylor adopted and mothered then orphans of her tribe, some of whom survive her. She devoted a long and useful life to the betterment of her peopleÉ [The Osage Journal 4 Mar 1905]

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Wedding Bells. Mr. October Pearson and Miss Mary Trumbly were married at the residence of the bride's parents, J. B. Trumbly and wife in this city at 11 A.M. Wednesday March 1 Rev. Father Edwards officiating. Harry Sargent was the groom's best man and Miss Ella Labordie acted as first lady. Mr. Pearson and his bride left here early Thursday morning for Bartlesville where they will visit a day or two with the former's grand mother, Mrs. D. J. Donavan. They will make a short visit in Oklahoma City after which they will take up their residence in the west part of town. This couple is well known to nearly everybody in the vicinity. the bride is the accomplished daughter of J. B. Trumbly, and the groom is the son of Gen. J. R. PearsonÉ [The Osage Journal 4 Mar 1905]

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Robbed and Murdered John Peters was killed and robbed at Bartlesville late Thursday night. He was struck on the head with a car coupler and his skull crushed. Peters was a restaurant keeper and slept over his place of business. The body was found at a considerable distance from his place of business and it is thought that he was seized as he started to retire and carried away. Tracks were discovered which led to the above theory. It is not known how much money Peters had on his person at the time. Peters was a single man about fifty years of age and well known about Pawhuska. No arrests have been made. [The Osage Journal 4 Mar 1905]

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Killed His Bride William Neat shot and killed his young wife and then committed suicide at Tulsa, yesterday morning. They had been married only three or four days and no cause can be assigned for the act. They were boarding at a hotel and arose about five oÕclock, dressed, and wandered out to the north side of town, near the water tower, where their lifeless bodies were found about two hours later. The bodies were lying close together that of the wife having two bullet holes in the head and an ugly wound penetrated NeatÕs brain from one of the temples. Neat was a sober industrious young man about twenty-two years old and well respected. [The Osage Journal 4 Mar 1905]

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"Our Neighbors" In Various Parts of the Reservation Ralston -- Born to Prof. and Mrs. A. H. Parmelee Thursday March 9 a fine baby girl. Caney, Kansas -- Wm. House, an old soldier died at his home in the forks of Caney last week. He had lived in the Territory for several years, and is well known to the business men of Caney. Caney, Kansas -- I. E. Holloway died at his home in Caney March 5 Ô1905. He was born in Robinson county Tennessee, October 20, 1827, and was 77 years, 4 months and 15 days old. [The Osage Journal 18 Mar 1905]

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W. W. Mathews , one of the efficient men at McLaughlin & Farrar's is celebrating the arrival of the first born, a boy, born on Monday March 13. [The Osage Journal 18 Mar 1905]

Bob Thomas went to Ottawa, Kansas Saturday, on account of the arrival of a new boy at his home there. We are glad to state that Mr. Thomas will return to this place as quickly as possible, bringing his family with him. [The Osage Journal 18 Mar 1905]

Mrs. May Rodman died at the home of Peter Spirling, Saturday morning March 11, from chronic Suppurative Salpigitis [sic], age twenty-three. The disease was of nine years standing, and deceased had been confined to her bed almost continually for the last five months. She was a sister of James McCormack who died a few days since at El Paso, Texas. [The Osage Journal 18 Mar 1905]

Lewis Red Eagle repoorts the birth of Paul Red Eagle at his home on March 17th. [The Osage Journal 25 Mar 1905]

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"Our Neighbors" In Various Parts of the Reservation Elgin -- Perry Johnson, who lived on Grant Creek in the middle of the seventies and later lived at Elgin from many years, was buried today at Elgin. He was postmaster for many years but spent the last years of his life with his daughter in northern Kansas. Peru, Kans -- Mrs. William Geiser, wife of the mayor of Peru, Kans., died at Columbus, O., last week and buried at the old home in Pennsylvania. [The Osage Journal 25 Mar 1905]

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Seminole Chief Dead. Halbutta Micco, chief of the Seminole tribe of Indians, died at his home near Mekesuky from a complication of diseases. He was 75 years of age. He was a federal soldier in the civil war, participating with a band of his tribesmen. Several years ago he professed religon [sic] and became a Babtist [sic] minister. Although he could not speak a word of English, as chief he has dealt with white people throuh his secretary and interpreter, who is an adopted negro. Second Chief Jacob Harrison will succeed him in office. [The Osage Journal 1 Apr 1905]

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Hominy Hullings Westbrook -- Eliott. -- On the evening of Tuesday, April 4, at 8 o'clock at the Commercial hotel, a quiet and beautiful wedding took place. Mr. Lee Westbrook led to the altar Miss Susie Eliot. Rev. Geo. O. Jewelet tied the knotÉLee Westbrook is a son of M. Westbrook, proprietor of the Commercial hotel, and is one of Hominy's best young men.[The Osage Journal 8 Apr 1905]

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Born on Sunday April 2, to the wife of William Taylor, a daughter. [The Osage Journal 8 Apr 1905]

Married -- J. J. Quarrels of Fairfax and Miss Ella Gravett of Gray Horse were married at Guthrie Wednesday Bishop Brooke of the Episcopal church officiating. Mr. Quarrels is chief clerk in the Weismeyer Mercantile Co. of Fairfax. The bride formerly resided here where she will be remembered by many friends. She is the daughter of Dr. W. H. Todd of Gray Horse and sister of Mesdames Simcock and Aaron of this place. [The Osage Journal 8 Apr 1905]

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Blackburn Died: On Saturday morning, April 1, 1905, Will Law of the Osage Reservation. Funeral services were conducted from the house Saturday evening. [The Osage Journal 15 Apr 1905]

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J. H. Porter and wife, living about four miles west of town, are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy. [The Osage Journal 15 Apr 1905]

Marriage License -- Jeff Peters, 34 of Gray Horse and Minerva Pixley, 27 of Gray Horse. [The Osage Journal 15 Apr 1905]

Archie Bradley, age 21 years was killed Wednesday afternoon by getting his clothing caught in a revolving shaft in a mill, at Tulsa. He was beat to death on the ground and floor of the building. He had lived in Tulsa seven weeks, coming from Crowley. [The Osage Journal 22 Apr 1905]

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Ponca City Married -- Monday afternoon April 10, 1905, at the office of Lawyer A. W. Comstock, Judge A. H. Erwin, officiating, Barcley Delano to Miss Lizzie Robedaux, both of Washungo. The bride is a Kaw Indian maiden and the groom is Otoe. [The Osage Journal 22 Apr 1905]

Hamlin Morris died at his home northeast of Ponca City Monday, April 10, from injuried received by falling from a buggy a short time ago. Hamlin Morris was one of the pioneer settlersÉ [The Osage Journal 22 Apr 1905]

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Local Happenings A Mexican by the name of Medina and Lyda Mathews, an Indian woman, were married this week at Pawnee. The wedding was brought about through the Sheriff's office. [The Osage Journal 22 Apr 1905]

T. L. Rickard and wife, of Wilber Nebraska, arrived here Wednesday evening, on their wedding tour. The groom is the son of Mrs. E. W. King, of this place and is quite prominent in his community. His wife is the sister of R. C. Vanduyn, of Pawhuska, bookkeeper for the Dickson-Goodman Lumber Company here. [The Osage Journal 22 Apr 1905]

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Carl W. Skeen, age 19, and Laura A. Booth, age sixteen, were married at Pawnee recently. [The Osage Journal 29 Apr 1905]

Born, to the wife of Steve Tucker, on Wednesday, April 26, a girl. [The Osage Journal 29 Apr 1905]

The wife of John Dosbough died at their home in Cedar Vale, Kan., at 1 oÕclock yesterday. [The Osage Journal 29 Apr 1905]

G. H. Duncan returned from Kentuckey [sic], Thursday afternoon where he had been for some days in attendance upon the sick bed of his father, Dr. G. W. Duncan. [The Osage Journal 29 Apr 1905]

Born, to the wife of little Lewis Rogers, Monday, a girl. [The Osage Journal 29 Apr 1905]

G. F. Calvert, of Carrollton, Missouri, is here visiting his brother, James B. Calvert, of the Journal force. [The Osage Journal 29 Apr 1905]


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