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Biographical Sketch of Joel T. Martin

(See Ghigau and Rogers) Joel Thomas, son of William and Sarah Martin, born August 21, 1876, educated in Cherokee Public Schools. Married October 26, 1896, Myrtle Stephens, nee Stephenson, born April 19, 1878, in Nodaway County, Missouri. One son, William A. Martin, married in 1899, Stella, daughter Mr. and Mrs. Argentine Causdell. They the parents of: Pauline, May and George Martin. Mr. Martin is a member of the Owls fraternity. He is a farmer near Ruby. George Washington Walker married Rachel Rogers and they were the parents of Mrs. Sarah...

Biographical Sketch of Nicholas B. McNair

(See Sanders, Cordery and McNair) -Nicholas B. McNair, born May 1, 1859, educated in the schools of the Cherokee Nation. Married in December 1877, Rachel, daughter of Thomas and Nannie (Sonicooie) Sanders, born in 1849. They were the parents of: Oscar, born October 22, 1878; Clement, born January 28, 1830 and Etta McNair, born August 12, 1882. Mrs. Rachel McNair died December 22, 1884. He married December 25, 1894, Martha, daughter of William McDonald and Nancy Jones, born March 12, 1866 in Union County, Georgia. They are the parents of: Nannie, born August 28, 1895; William Gunter, born July 15, 1897; Benjamin Franklin, born September 9, 1899; James Porter, born December 30, 1901 and Philip Pinckney, born October 23, 1905. Mr. McNair belongs to, the Wolf Clan, is a farmer and a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities. David McNair, of Scotch decent, born is 1744, married Delilah Amelia, daughter of “Rich” Joseph and Elizabeth Vann, born 1795. He died August 15, 1836 and she died November 30, 1838. Their son, Nicholas Byers McNair, married Mary, the daughter of John and Sarah (Cordery) Rogers. John Rogers, of English and Scotch descent, was born in 1779 in Burke County, Georgia. He was called “Nolichucky Jack” to differentiate him from another intermarried citizen of the Nation at that period, the other one was called “Hell Fire Jack” Rogers. Nicholas Byers and Mary (Rogers) McNair were the parents of Nicholas B. McNair, the subject of this...

Biographical Sketch of Frank Gonzales

(See Downing and Adair) -Andrew Franklin, son of Dennis and Rachel (Pettit) Gonzales, was born January 26, 1874. His first wife, Catherine Young, died April 22, 1892. He married again on August 23, 1897, Bessie Stewart, born February 22, 1889 in Scott County, Arkansas. He was elected a member of the Cherokee Council from Illinois District in 1903. Rachel, daughter of Charles and Charlotte (Adair) Pettit, married Dennis Gonzales, and was the mother of Andrew Franklin...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. James A. Le Force

(See Riley and Oolootaa)-Fannie Myrtle, daughter of Monroe Calvin and Lucy Lowrey (Hoyt) Keys was born in the Choctaw Nation, November 5, 1862. Educated in the Female Seminary and Northfield Seminary in Massachusetts. Married at Vinita September 11, 1892, James Andy, son of John B. and Amanda (Blankenship) LeForce, born December 26, 1859. They are the parents of Flossie Mae, born October 14, 1893, graduated from Vinita High School, 1914, University of Oklahoma, with an A B. degree in 1920; James Lowrey, born January 31, 1895, enlisted for the World war September 28, 1917, assigned to a machine gun company in 358 Machine Gun Co., 90th Division, and was in the offensive line from September 12, 1918, until the signing of the armistice, and was then with the army of occupation, was discharged at Camp Pike June 21, 1919. Married June 19, 1920, Lois Rachel Britton; their daughter was born March 3, 1921. Sarah Louie, born November 21, 1897, graduated from Vinita High School in 1917, and is attending the University of Oklahoma; and Charles William Leforce, born November 9, 1905. Mr. and Mrs. LeForce are members of the Presbyterian Church, her Cherokee name is Au-nah-hee. Mr. LeForce is a successful farmer and...

Biographical Sketch of Virgil H. Adair

(See Adair)-Virgil Harvey Adair, born April 15, 1869, married October 2, 1892, Dorinda, daughter of Jesse and Hariette Calloway, born April 9, 1874 in Missouri. They are the parents of: Viola, born June 15, 1893, married A. B. Jordan; Millard Herron, born July 16, 1898, married Minnie Thompson; Winnie, born December 23, 1900; Virgil, born March 27, 1903; Velma born November 15, 1904; Delphia, born February 28, 1907; Gladys, born December 23, 1909; Francis, born June 27, 1913 and Neva Marie, born July 31, 1915. Mr. Adair belongs to the Wolf Clan and is a Mason. He was elected a member of Council from Cooweescoowee District, August 3, 1903. Edward Alexander, son of John and Ann Berry (Graham) Adair was born August 25, 1847, was a member of Company C of Edmondson’s Georgia Battalion, Confederate service. Married in October 1867 Narcissa Malissa Harrison, born December 25, 1846 in Murray County Georgia. He died December 3, 1901. They were the parents of Virgil Harvey Adair, the subject of this...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. William H. Pace

(See Downing and Adair)-Annie Lydia, daughter of John and Rosella (Adair) Downing was born in Saliva District September 10, 1871. Educated in Female Seminary and Harrell Institute, Muskogee. Married at Locust Grove December 22, 1898, William Hayden, son of William and Loretta Pace, born in 1868 in Benton County, Ark. They are the parents of: Elbert Edward, born November 21, 1899 was in the S. A. T. C. at Oklahoma University and is at present attending the A. and M. College at Stillwater; Hayden Adair, born February 19, 1901; Clyde Lewis, born November 30, 1902; Joe Sheldon, born June 14, 1904; Loretta Lucite, born January 15, 1906; Howard, born October 5, 1907 and Alfred Collins Pace born August 7, 1909. Mr. and Mrs. Pace are members of the Methodist Church. He is a farmer and stock raiser, near Welch; specializing in pure bred Short Horn cattle and Poland China...

Biographical Sketch of Cicero W. Addington

(See Foreman, Ghigau and Adair)-Cicero White Addington, born in Goingsnake District June 7, 1875, educated at the Male Seminary; Married September 13, 1899 Mary Lowenia, daughter of Oscar F. and Mary Catherine (Rider) Adair, born December 19, 1875. They are the parents of: Clarence Grady, born April 24, 1901; Frederick Earl, born April 13 1902; and Jennings Mayes. Mr. Addington was elected Clerk of Adair County in 1918. Minerva Isabel, daughter of Abijah an Isabelle (Taylor) Akin was born June 7 1852; married September 3, 1874, Henry Newton Addington. They were the parent of Cicero White...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. J. H. Wiener

(See Grant)-Herbert, son of John Martin, and Corinne E. (Washburn) Thompson, married Clarkie A. Lee, and they were the parents of Hallie C. Thompson, born August 28, 1873, at Goodie’s Bluff in Cooweescoowee District. She was educated at Little Rock, Arkansas, and taught six years in the public schools at Vinita, and two years in Willie Halsell College of the same place, and was associate reporter of the Vinita Daily Chieftain for seven years. She married at Vinita July 17, 1905, J. H., son of Henry and Rebecca Wiener. Mr. and Mrs. Wiener are members of the Christian church. He is a prominent farmer and stockman near Vinita, and owner of the Cabin Valley farm. Mrs. Wimer’s half sister, Ethel Thompson, married J. F. Nolan, and lives in New Mexico. Mr. Wimer’s first wife was Ella Franklin and their three children were as follows: Rebecca D., born March 5, 1895, married Clyde C. Thompson; Jacob F., born March 15, 1897, and married Bettie Lomax;. Parmelia Ellen Wimer, born September 5, 1900, and makes her home with her...

Biographical Sketch of Arthur F. Chamberlin

(See Oolootsa) Arthur Fanshaw, son of Rev. Armory N. and Eunice Dolly (Hoyt) Chamberlain, was born October 9, 185 7 in Flint District. He was educated in the public schools and Male Seminary. Married June 9, 1883, at Neosho, Missouri, Letitia, daughter of Hamilton W., and Margaret Goodykoontz, born March 18. 1861, in Newton County, Missouri. They located in Vinita, and are the parents of. Dolly Edith (Cherokee name Oo-loo-tsa) born August 19, 1887; educated in the schools of Vinita, and Henry Kendall College; married June 22, 1907, William Robinson; Catherine Brown, born December 25, 1893; educated at Vinita and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; married December 22, 1916, James W. Dunnington, son of W. G. and India Knight Dunnington; Arthur Fanshaw Chamberlain, born March 8, 1900. He was in school in Hampton Sidney College in Virginia at the beginning of the war; he enlisted and was mustered out of service at the close of the war. He is superintendent of a tobacco factory at Danville, Virginia. Reverend Armory Nelson, son of Rev. William and Fern (Hoyt) Chamberlain, was born Nov. 29, 1821, at Brainard Mission. He married December 3, 1846, Eunice Dolly, daughter of Milo and Lydia (Lowry) Hoyt, born Dec. 14, 1820, on Chickamaugua River. Rev. A. N. Chamberlain, although a white man, spoke the Cherokee language perfectly. He died July 4, 1894, and his widow died on the 21st of the same month. Their children were. Abijal Eunice, born May 18, 1849; Nelson Bucher, born Sept. 9, 1850; William Clifford, born April 23, 1852; Edward Warren, born October 10, 1853; Arthur Fanshaw, born Oct. 9, 1857; Henry...
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