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Biographical Sketch of Judge Loring Folsom

Judge Loring Folsom, now the only surviving child of Colonel David Folsom and his first wife, Rhoda Nail, was long one of the leading men of the Choctaw Nation, but retired from the political arena several years ago, and has ever since been living in peace and quiet on his farm one and a half miles south of the town of Caddo, which took its name from a tribe of Indians whom the Choctaws defeated in battle on a group of high hills at the base of which Judge Loring Folsom now lives. This was the last battle in which the Choctaws were ever engaged as a Nation. In this the sun of their military glory went down to be followed by no returning morn. But no study is needed to ascertain that Judge Loring Folsom is also a genuine man; a man from all dissimulation free a characteristic so notable of the Choctaws and ever wearing a cheerful face, so indicative of the warm feelings of a kind and generous friend. His natural disposition is remarkably amiable, being endowed with a gentleness of manner and delicacy of feeling, which to the casual observer would not at first indicate that inflexible firmness which he always manifests in determining questions of duty. He filled the high and responsible position of Circuit Judge in his district for nearly twenty years, with credit and honor; though retired to private life, like his amiable father, .he possesses a strong, clear mind, which he has cultivated with assiduous success, in consequence of which he has obtained a large amount of general information, by extensive...

Biography of Q. B. Boydstun

Q. B. Boydstun, attorney-at-law, practicing as a member of the firm of Mountecastle & Boydstun at Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, is a native son of Oklahoma, his birth having occurred at Caddo, Bryan County, December 8, 198. His parents were R. B. and A. R. (Massengill) Boydstun, the former a native of Tennessee, while the latter was born in Texas. The father is a rancher and stock-man, who came to the Indian Territory with his parents in the year 1872 and has since given his attention to the management of his ranch and to stock raising. For the past twenty-four years he has lived in Bryan County and prior to that period resided in the Cherokee strip. Q. B. Boydstun, spending his youthful days under the parental roof, completed his public school education by study in the Caddo high school and afterward entered the University of Oklahoma in preparation for the bar. He was graduated with the law class of June 10, 1919. He then came to Fort Gibson, where he entered into partnership with R. M. Mountecastle and through the intervening period they have practiced continuously and successfully. Mr. Boydstun was the youngest man to graduate in law from the State University up to that time and not having attained his majority it was necessary for him to secure a permit to practice. He was admitted to the bar in March, 1920, and has since followed his profession, making steady advance, the cases which he has tried demonstrating his ability to cope with the intricate and involved problems of the law. His partner, Mr. Mountcastle, is United States...

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