Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Georgia DeLozier

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(See Adair) Georgia Virginia Adair was born in Whitfield County, Georgia, January 29, 1869, educated in Flint and. and. Cooweescoowee District, Indian Territory.

Married near Adair January 8, 1888 to Reuben E. DeLozier, born June 20th, 1855 at Osceola, Mo.

He died at Adair, Okla., April 23, 1921. They were the parents of Fountain G. born Sept. 19, 1888; Manford E. born Sept. 25, 1891; John Edward, born July 16th, 1894; Ralph Adair, born April 4th, 1896; Hazel T.1. born August 18, 1898 and Vivian V. DeLozier born September 3, 1901.

John Edward DeLozier was a Master Mason. John Edward enlisted in the World War September 23, 1917 at Camp Travis, Texas. Assigned to Company A 344th Machine Gun Battalion, 90th Division. Sailed for France June 21, 1918 and arrived July 7. Corporal DeLozier was carrying ammunition for his platoon in the St. Mihiel drive, when an officer asked for volunteers to go forward and get military information and he offered his services. In crossing the battlefield he was struck on the helmet by a machine gun bullet which severely wounded him in the head, from which he died the following day, Sept 15, 1918. Te body of the young hero was returned to Adair and buried with military honors May 29, 1921.

Edward Alexander, son of John and Ann Berry (Graham) Adair was born at Dalton, Georgia, February 25, 1847, was a member of Company C, Edmondson’s Battalion, Georgia Confederate service. Married in October 1867 to Narcissa M. Harrison, born December 25, 1846, in Murray County, Georgia. He was elected sheriff of Cooweescoowee District August 5, 1889 and was elected Councilor from the same District August 7, 1899. He was killed by runaway team December 3, 1901 and Mrs. Adair lives at Adair, Oklahoma.

MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 Web. 20 December 2014. - Last updated on Nov 29th, 2012

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