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Biography of Samuel M. Gee

Samuel M. Gee, farmer and dairyman residing two and one-half miles northwest of Nowata, Nowata County, was born in Clinton County, Indiana, on the 23d of May, 1864, a son of Moses G. and Catherine (Maish) Gee. The father was a native of Ohio, where he lived until he removed to Indian Territory. He died at Council Hill in 1910. Mrs. Gee was born in Pennsylvania and died in Missouri in 1907. In January, 1902 Samuel M. Gee came to Indian Territory and located at Adair, where he rented four hundred acres of land, which he farmed for four years. At the termination of that time he went to Ruby and he has engaged in farming and stock raising from that time to the present. For three years he remained in Ruby and subsequently came to his present place, two and one-half miles northwest of Nowata, where he has two hundred and fifty-five acres of the finest land in Nowata County. He has raised thirty-five bushels of wheat to the acre, sixty bushels of corn and sixty-five bushels of oats. This was all wild prairie land when Mr. Gee took possession. In addition to the home place he rents three hundred and eighty-five acres adjoining his land, cultivating three hundred acres. He is likewise active in the conduct of a dairy and milks an average of twenty head of cows, Jersey and shorthorn mixed. Mr. Gee raises registered shorthorns, of which he has sold many, but retains the best for breeding purposes. He never has on hand less than two hundred head of cattle, which he houses in the...

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