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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Minerva Wormington

(See Ross)- Minerva, daughter of Isaac Alexander and Susannah Coody (Ross) Wilson was born at Tahlequah on Tuesday June 1, 1886. Educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and Female Seminary. She married in 1914 at Tulsa, Frederick Wormington and they are the parents of Lorine Wormington, age six. Mrs. Wormington’s father was a gentleman of more than ordinary intelligence and her mother was a member of the distinguished Ross...

Biographical Sketch of Aaron Tyner

(See Carter)-James Fields, son of Lewis and Sallie (Parris) Tyner, married Quatie Charley and they were the parents of Delilah, born June 3, 1883; Aaron, born December 22, 1886; James, born March 26, 1888; Ralph, born February 19, 1891 and Minnie Christine Tyner. Aaron Tyner was educated in the Male Seminary. He married Susie Fields. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows fraternity and is a substantial farmer near Sperry. Lewis Tyner was born in 1837. Married Sallie, daughter of Moses and Mary (Langley) Parris, born in 1883. She died March 15, 1868 and he died October 10, 1894. They were the parents of James Fields...

Biographical Sketch of Robert Lee Jordan

(See Riley) Robert E. Lee, son of John W. and Sallie (Bean) Jordan, born in 1867 in Texas. Educated in the Male Seminary. Married in the Cherokee Outlet in 1890, Harriette A., daughter of Richard A. and Mary A. (Simkins) Riley. They are the parents of: Lee Owen, born February 8, 1891; William Penn Adair, born December 15, 1892, and Dennis Bushyhead Jordan, born November 24, 1894, who was in the Navy for two years during the war, during which time he crossed the ocean thirty-four times and was on watch twice when German submarines were sighted and sunk. Mr. Jordan is a member of the Knights of Pythias fraternity and is a farmer, near...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. James H. Thomas

(See Foreman and Riley)-Eugenia, the daughter of Eugene and Jane (Riley) Triplett, was born at Fort Gibson in 1844; was educated in the Cherokee public schools, and the Cherokee National Female Seminary. She married at Wagoner on Dee. 25, 1892; James H. Thomas, born in Oklahoma in 1874. They are the parents of George H., born April 5, 1897; Arvol V., born June 10, 1899; Theron, born July 8, 1901; Gladys M., born January 16, 1905; Helen, born January 1909; Celia and Lewis Thomas, born June 20, 1911. Mr. Thomas is a member of the Knights of Pythias; and is a prominent business in Tulsa,...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. O. O. Brannon

(See Foreman) Lucile Sarah, daughter of Owen Henry and lda Lorena (Stephens) Haworth was born at Tulsa, Monday, October 3, 1887. Educated in the Public Schools and Scarrett College. Married at Tulsa in 1906, Orval O. Brannon, born Oct. 28, 1883 in Martin County, Ind. They are the parents of Mary, born Nov. 3, 1907 and Thomas Brannon, born Jan 30, 1910. Ida Lorena, daughter of Spencer Scago and Sarah (Hicks) Stephens was born March 1865. Graduated from Northfield Academy Northfield, Connecticut in 1884. Was istructor in the first school opened in Tulsa. She married June 11, 1886 Owen Henry Haworth born April 27, 1858 in Kankakee County,...

Biography of Mrs. Julia M. Boling

(See Grant)-Julia Matilda daughter of John and Ruth (Hall) was born Tuesday June 22, 1869 in Georgia. Married at the Martin Davis homestead on the Chickamauga battle ground, Georgia, December 3, 1891 James Madison, son of Reuben and Marguerite Boling born 31, 1856. He graduated from University of Georgia, Graduate of Missouri Medical College, Louis and University of Pennsylvania, Boling, who was a thirty second degree in died June 6, 1916. A pioneer physician and friend to the Cherokee and did much good. Reserved, talented and gracious; Mrs. Boling being possessed of ample means maintains a home in Tulsa, but spends much of her time, traveling. Joseph, son of Joseph and Susannah (Childs) Martin was born on his father’s plantation near Charlotteville, Virginia in 1740. He was elected Captain of the Trannia Militia in 1776 became Major, February 17, 1779 and Lieutenant Colonel in March 1781. His activities were directed against the Tories and their Indian Allies west of the Allegheny Mountains, they having been stirred to violence by a letter of May 9, 1776 from the British Superintendent of Southern Indian affairs, calling on them for concerted action in surprising and killing the men, women and children of the revolutionists and their sympathizers. The south had been practically subjugated by the summer of 1780 and it was only by the efforts of such a patriot as Major Joseph Martin that it was possible for a part of the soldiers of the Western frontier to strike and destroy Ferguson at Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780 and turn the tide in favor of the Americans. Major Martin was not...

Biography of Mrs. Bryan E. Sanders

(See Grant and Ward)-Adda LaDayle, daughter of John Lowrey and Laura Ann (Edmondson) Ward was born Wednesday August 8, 1895. Educated in the Cherokee public schools and Female Seminary. Married at Tulsa Nov, 29, 1917 Bryan Elton son of William Henry and Rose Mary Sanders, born July 25, 1895 in Benton County, Ark. They are the parents of Mariann Josephine Sanders, born July 6, 1921. Mrs. Sanders is a member of the Christian church. Mr. Sanders served six months in the World’s War as secretary to Captain Martin R. Rohn at Camp Pike. He is a member of the American Legion. John Lowrey, son of James and Louisa M. (Williams) Ward was born July 20, 1851, married January 3, 1878 Laura Ann, daughter of Augustus Van and Laura Ann (Denman) (Edmondson, born December 18, 1858 in Gordon County, Georgia. Laura Ann (Edmondson) Ward was born near Atlanta, Georgia, Dec. 18, 1858. She was the daughter of Augustus Vann Edmondson and Laura Ann Denman who belonged to two of the most prominent families in North Georgia. Her grandfather Col. Felix G. Denman was one of the wealthiest planters and slave holders prior to the Civil War. Her father Augustus Vann Edmondson came to this country from Texas in the early seventies. Locating in what is now Delaware County and was a power in the community in which he lived. On account of his powerful and sterling character the Cherokees named him Kluntutchy meaning in English a “Lion”. She was married to John Lowrey Ward at Baties Prairie Jan. 3, 1878. To this union there were seven children bore. Mrs. Dora...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Reuben Harris

(See Foreman)-Andrew Taylor, a native of Orange County, Virginia married Jennie Bigby and they were the parents of Minerva Jane Taylor who married Robert Wesley Walker, a native of North Carolina. Their daughter Senora Adelaide Walker born December 23, 1859 in Tennessee married June 16 1878 Morgan Lemuel Pyeatt born in Washington County, Arkansas December 29, 1851. He died April 29, 1889. Their daughter, Bessie Lee Pyeatt was born at Tahlequah in 1883. Educated in the Female Seminary. Married at Collinsville in 1901 Reuben, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Harris. They are the parents of: George, born Dec. 1911; Violet, born April 6, 1903; Beunah, born Aug. 1, 1912 and Arthur Harris, born March 28, 1919. Mr. and Mrs. Harris are members of the Methodist Church. He is an Odd Fellow and Knight of Pythias. They are farmers, near Ramona, Okla. Judge Walker, Mrs. Harris’ grandfather was Supreme Judge of Indian...

Biographical Sketch of Clarke Charlesworth Lipe

(See Thornton, Oolootsa and Thompson) Clarke Charlesworth Lipe was born November 15, 1887, married at Tulsa July 19, 1914 Lucy V. daughter of John and Sarah Sellers born Nov. 22, 1888 near Stilwell, Cherokee Nation. They are the parents of Clarke Charlesworth Lipe born January 4, 1916. Mr. Lipe’s Cherokee name is, Oolasant. Mrs. Lipe is a member of the Baptist church. John Gunter married Catherine a full-blood Cherokee of the Paint Clan and they settled on the Tennessee River in north Alabama, where he made powder and operated a ferry. Their daughter Catherine married as her second husband Oliver Wack Lipe born January 20, 1814 at Fort Plains, New York. He was a merchant at Fort Gibson and the first mayor of that town. He had five children of whom Clarke Charlesworth was the youngest. One of Clark Charlesworth’s older brothers was John Gunter Lipe, born January 1, 1844. Though ordinarily happy and pleasant he wrote the following lines in the autograph album of Miss Victoria Susan Hicks on February 27, 1861: “I stand at the portal and knock, And tearfully, prayerfully wait, O! who will unfasten the lock, And open the beautiful gate? Forever and ever and ever, Must I linger and suffer alone? Are there none that are able to sever, The fetters that keep me from home? My spirit is lonely and weary, I long for the beautiful streets. The world is so chilly and dreary, And bleeding and torn are my feet.” John Gunter Lipe. He was killed in a skirmish on Bayou Monard on July 27,...

Biographical Sketch of Charles D. Roberts

(See Grant, Downing, Foreman and Sanders).—Essie Elizabeth Foreman, whose Cherokee name is Chiuka, was born at Chelsea, December 1, 1886. Graduated from Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri in 1908. Was Art teacher in Chelsea, Oklahoma. Married at Tulsa, July 29, 1916 Charles D. Roberts. He is a thirty-second degree Mason and entered the marine service in the World War on August 3, 1913 and was awarded a medal of honor. Mr. Roberts is an Episcopalian and Eastern Star. Nelson B., son of Ellis and Margaret (Richardson) Foreman was born in Going Snake District, November 20, 1860. Married November 8, 1882 Nannie C. Williams, born November 26, 1862 in...
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