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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Fox Thompson

(See Grant and Ghigau)-Thomas Fox Thompson, born in Tahlequah District, May 3, 1848 and educated at Pea Ridge, Ark. Married Dec. 18, 1870 Susan C. Parks and after her death married on May 19, 1914 Lillie McBride, nee Schaer; his Cherokee name is Chisgua-kyah and he belongs to the Deer Clan. He is a Methodist and had retired after having been in the dry goods and grocery business in Vinita for twenty years. Mr. Thompson was elected member of the Council from Delaware District in...

Biography of Mack S. Edmondson

Except for looking after his land and other interests of a varied and important nature, Mack S. Edmondson is living retired in Pryor, enjoying the fruits of a life spent in diligence and industry. He was born on the 9th of September, 1853, a son of Van and Laura (Denman) Edmondson, both natives of Georgia. They came to this state after the Civil war but subsequently removed to Texas and located at Kaufman. The mother’s demise occurred there and soon afterward the father removed to Delaware county, Indian Territory, where he engaged in farming and stock raising until his death. Mack S. Edmondson received his education in the public schools of Delaware county and later became a student in the Pea Ridge College at Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Upon putting his text-books aside he engaged in the stock business in Delaware county and was actively identified with that enterprise until coming to Pryor. As the result of intelligently directed effort, stanch determination, courage and innate ability, Mr. Edmondson achieved a substantial success and after locating here he retired from active business life. He does, however, look after his extensive land interests in the county and a few other interests of an important nature.% 9 In Delaware county, Indian Territory, in February, 1878, occurred the marriage of Mr. Edmondson and Miss Florence Williams, daughter of Oce Williams, of a prominent Cherokee family. To their union five children were born, three of whom are now living: Cherokee Dora, the wife of Robert Bruce Garrett, further mention of whom is made on another page of this work; Mrs. Gonia Tinnin, of Boston, Massachusetts;...

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