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Biographical Sketch of Clay Albion Mitchell

(See Oolootsa and Foreman)-George W. Mitchell, born December 26, 1852 at Bloomfield, Arkansas; married June 13, 1886, in Going Snake District, Martha J. Horn, who was born March 17, 1862. They are the parents of Clay Albion Mitchell, born April 1, 1894, who was educated at Vinita, Oklahoma, and married at Vinita on December 23, 1916, Martha Eunice, daughter of Sarah (Nazworthy) Chamberlain, born February 5, 1899, and was educated at Vinita, Oklahoma. They are the parents of Robert Clay, born October 30, 1917 and Hazel Maurine Mitchell, born February 14, 1919. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell are members of the a Christian Church, and he is a farmer near Bluejacket, Oklahoma. John Horn married Susan Louella Foreman, and they were the parents of Mrs. Martha J. (Horn) Mitchell. Reverend Amory Nelson Chamberlain married Dollie Eunice Hoyt, and they were the parents of Edward Warner...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Henry J. Hill

(See Adair)-Emma, the daughter of William E. and Fannie L. (Wright) Dupree, was born in Tex., Dec. 13, 1888; educated at Willie Halsell College at Vinita, and the Northeastern State Normal at Tahlequah, Okla. She married at Vinita on Dec. 22, 1915, Henry J., son of Frederick W. and Catherine Hill. He was born May 5, 1885, in Asherville, Mitchell County, Kansas. They are the parents of Frederick William, born October 2, 1916, in Birmingham, Alabama; Anna Catherine, born December 25, 1917, in Memphis, Tennessee, and Henry Marion Hill, born January 28, 1920, in Vinita, Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Hill are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is a boilermaker, and is officiated with the Masonic...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Basil Nall

(See Grant and Duncan) -Joella, daughter of Joseph Lynch Thompson and Frances B. Kell was born in Texas November 27, 1866, educated at Vinita. Married February 1, 1893, Basil Laskin Nall, son of Larkin and Rebecca Nall, born in, Washington County, Arkansas. February 1, 1857. They are the parents of Dora Ella, born December 8, 1893; Josie Esther, born December 22, 1895, married at Vinita, September 22, 1915 N. B. Kerr; Georgia born February 14, 1902, and Mary Alice Nall, born April 3, 1906. The Nalls and Kerr are farmers and live near Pensacola. Nannie, the daughter of Brigadier General Joseph Martin married Jeter Lynch a member of the Irish nobility and they were the parents of Maria Lynch who married Jeter Thompson and they were the parent of Joseph Lynch Thompson who married Frances B. Kell. Basil L. and Joella Noll’s oldest daughter Dora Ella was married to John Lewis Warner December 10, 1911 and had two children, Herchel Ray, born Sept. 5, 1912 and Basil Bert was born Nov. 28,...

Biographical Sketch of William H. Klaus

(See Sanders and Ward) -William Henry, son of Robert and Polly (Sanders) Klaus, was born on Grand River, opposite the mouth of Horse Creek, on February 28, 1874. Educated in Worcester Academy, Vinita. Married at Vinita November 17, 1895, Charlotte, daughter of Isaac Marshall and Sarah Elizabeth (Nidiffer) Mode, born March 18, 1877, in Delaware District, and educated at Willie Halsell College, Vinita. They are the parents of: Jesse Henry, born Oct. 4, 1896, and Anna Mae Klaus, born September 12, 1905. Mr. and Mrs. Klaus are farmers, near Vinita. Isaac Nidiffer married Lucy Arthur and they were the parents of Mrs. Elizabeth...

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 Mrs. Emerson Elliott

(See England) Nelle Blackwell, daughter of Abram and Alta Berrilla (Schrimsher) Meek was born August 10, 1884. Educated in Female Seminary from which she graduated in 1904. Married at Vinita October 9, 1906 Emerson, son of Silas and Belle Elliott, born 1887, in Dubois County, Ind. They are the parents of: Cleeta Rhea, born May 30, 1908; Howard Wayne, born July 30, 1910; Clifford Charles born August 13, 1912; Ralph Homer, born June 15, 1914, and Carl Vincent Emerson, born July 21, 1916. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott are members of the Christian church and his business interests are in...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Lola M. Rambo

(See Grant, Oolootsa and Adair)-Lola M., daughter of Marshall and Pauline (McCoy) Mann, was born September 6, 1885 at Vinita, Oklahoma. She was educated at Kidd-Key College at Sherman, Texas, and Willie Halsell College at Vinita, Oklahoma. She graduated from the latter institution; and also took a stenographic course at this school. She was married at Muskogee December 4, 1907, to Walter A., son of James J. and Mary A. Rambo. They are the parents of Alma Elsine, born Sept. 12, 1908; Marshall J., born Oct. 31, 1910; Kenneth, born Aug. 17, 1913 and Pauline Louise Rambo, born January 6, 1916. Mrs. Rambo is private secretary to the Superintendent for the Five Civilized Tribes at Muskogee. She is a member of the Saint Paul Methodist Church of Muskogee; Eastern Star and Knights and Ladies of Security fraternities. Mrs. Rambo has held the positions of Secretary for James C. Davis Asst. Creek National Attorney under R. C. Allen, Creek National Attorney and the same office under William M. Harrison, Government Probate Attorney. Marshall Mann, born March 9, 1850 in Ohio, married, at Webbers Falls on March 24, 1873, Pauline J. McCoy, who was born July 24, 1853, in the Cherokee Nation. Pauline Jane, daughter of John Lowrey and Lucy Jane (Adair) McCoy married Marshall Mann, March 24,...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Walter E. Roberts

(See Oolootsa). -Edward Warner, son of Amory E. and Dollie Eunicia (Hoyt) Chamberlin, born October 10, 1853. Married August 2, 1883, Sarah E. Nazworthy, born May 20, 1863, in Illinois. He died March 21, 1899. They were the parents of Laura Hoyt Chamberlin, born at Vinita, March 11, 1886, educated in Female Seminary. Married at Vinita November 25, 1906, Walton E., son of William F. and Nancy Francis Roberts, born Sept. 19, 1887. They are the parents of Louis Walton, born October 1907; Donald Edward, born October 30, 1913, and Eva Juanita Roberts, born November 22, 1916. Mr. Roberts is with the St. Clair Refinery at...

Biographical Sketch of Mary Eunice Balentine

(See Oolootsa and Riley)-Monroe Calvin Keys, born September 15, 1826. Married at Park Hill, May 31, 1855 Lucy Lowrey Hoyt, born September 16, 1831. She graduated from the Female Seminary in 1854. He was a member of Captain Benjamin Wisner Carter’s Company in the confederate service. He died March 3, 1881 and she died Aug. 24, 1912. They were the parents of Mary Eunice, born May 31, 1856; Lydia Emma, born September 16, 1858; Fannie Myrtle, born November 5, 1862; Sarah Ann born October 6, 1865 ; Elizabeth Riley, born January 13, 1868; Monroe Amory, born February 21, 1870 and Lucy D. Keys, born March 31, 1872. Mary Eunice married December 28, 1875, Hamilton Balentine, son of Rev. Hamilton Balentine and Anna Hoyt Balentine, born April 18, 1850. He died February 22, 1900. She died April 25, 1920. They were the parents of Mary Eunice, born May 4, 1899 and Ellen Stella Balentine, born May 5, 1892. Mary Eunice Balentine was educated in Vinita and the Northeastern State Normal and is a teacher. Ellen Stella Balentine was educated in Vinita (Valentine’s Business College Graduate) and is a stenographer. Both of the sisters live with their maternal Aunt: Sarah Ann, who married on October 26, 1887 John Samuel, son of John Bradley and Amanda (Blankenship) LeForce, born Jan. 27, 1864 in Indiana. Mrs. LeForce, was educated in Worcester Academy and Female Seminary. Mr. and Mrs. LeForce are Methodists. He is a prosperous farmer and stockman at...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Rebecca M. Swain

(See Thompson and Riley)-Joseph Polstrom, born February 11, 1834, in Birmingham, Alabama; married November 16, 1863 in Bayou Menard, Susan Rebecca Wilson, who was born July 19, 1846, at Fort Gibson. They were the parents of Rebecca McNair Polstrom, born August 19, 1864 on Bayou Menard, and was educated in the Female Seminary at Tahlequah. She married December 27, 1879, John son of George and Nancy (Cramer) Swain, born October 5, 1833 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War in Company E, Fourth California Infantry. He died April 6, 1920. Mr. Swain was a charter member of the Vinita Lodge No 5, A. F. & A. M. and a 32nd degree Mason. Mrs. Swain is a member of the Congregational Church; and Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star of the Indian Territory, having held that position in 1895-6. She is also a member of the Woman’s Civic League, Delphian and Premier Worthwhile Clubs. Mrs. Swain’s Cherokee name is Quaitsia, and she is a member of the “Long Hair”...
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