Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Walter W. Shaw

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Mary, daughter of John and Nellie (Conkle) Bullette, was born at Claremore October 24, 1886. She was educated in Lexington, Missouri Baptist Female College and Lindenwood Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, graduating from the latter institution.

She married in 1906 at Claremore, Walter W., son of Charles and Ida (White) Shaw, born November 21, 1880 in Owego, New York. They are the parents of Walter W., Jr. born April 17, 1907, and Martha Helen Shaw, born August 7, 1908. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw are members of the Presbyterian church.

He is a Mason. He was elected County Judge of Rogers County, November 5, 1912 and is at present interested in the Exchange Trust Company of Tulsa.

John Bullette, the father of Mrs. Shaw was elected a member of the Cherokee National Council on February 28, 1876; was elected Clerk of Cooweescoowee District August 1, 1881, and Solicitor of the same District on August 5, 1895.

Captain White Eyes, Head War Chief of the Delawares and personal friend of George Washington was an ally of the Americans in the revolutionary war. He was the father of Nee-what-wes, who married Ah-ke-chelung-un-a-qua and their daughter Elizabeth married William Connor of Noblesville, Indiana, and they in turn were the parents of Eliza Connor who married Pendoxey or George Bullette, a renowned and intrepid rader whose operations extended as far rest as the Rocky Mountains. In the first decade of the eighteenth century he established and was chief of Delawaretown on Spavinaw Creek, from which Delaware Couny, Oklahoma, derived its name. Chief Bullette commanded the Delawares at the battle of Claremore Mound in 1818. John, the son of George and Eliza (Connor) Bullette, was the father of John and George Bullette, the latter and surviving brother is the present Chief of the Delawares.

MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 Web. 29 January 2015. - Last updated on Nov 28th, 2012

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