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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. George W. Poplin

(See Ward)-—Catherine O. Chandler, born at Siloam, Ar­kansas, January 26, 1873 amid educated at Vinita. Married at Vinita, January 18, 1801 George Washington, son of William H. and Sarah Jane Poplin, born December 10, 1872 in Stodard County, Missouri. They are the parents of Anna Jane, born November 23, 1891; Ora Adelia, born March 18, 1893; Gaithor Oliver, born July 23, 1895; Marguerite, born October 9, 1897; Rosebud, born September 24, 1899; Nellie, born March 29, 1902; Van and Nan, twins, born April 16, 1906; Loren Ross, born June 11. 1908 and Ray Poplin, born December 20, 1910. Gaithor Oliver Poplin enlisted in the World War at Pryor, September 22, 1917. Was made Corporal Company A, 344th M.G. B. N. Promoted to Sergeant October 1. 1918. Was in the offensive at Villa en Haye August 24 to September 11, 1918 and St. Mihiel, Preverenville, Meuse, Argonne and Breussey from Sept 12 to November 11, 191 8. He was gassed on September 1 7, 1918 at St. Mihiel. Was in the Army of Occupation at Gillenifeld, Germany from December 19, 1918 to May 19, 1919. Sailed for America May 28,1918 and was discharged at Camp Pike, Arkansas, June 23, 1919. George W. Poplin is a bridge carpenter for the M. K. & T. F. F. with headquarters at Adam. Mrs. Poplin is a sister of Congressman Chandler of the First District of Oklahoma. Anna Eliza, daughter of Caldean and Nancy (Ward) Gunter married Burgess Gaithor Chandler and they are the parents of Mrs. Catherine O. (Chandler)...

Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of government resembling that of the United States. It is a lesser known fact that there was considerably more intermarriage between Cherokees and Whites than any other tribe, so they have a genealogical significance far out of proportion to their historical numbers. There is also a great deal of genealogical data on the Cherokees, mostly in the form of census records and enrollment records. All of which is to point out the abundance of sources available to Emmet Starr when he came to pen his classic History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folklore. Not to diminish Mr. Starr’s contribution in writing about the early Cherokees, their constitution, treaties with the federal government, land transactions, school system, migration and resettlement, committees, councils, and officials, religion, language, and culture, and a host of other topics upon which he writes eloquently, but his stated purpose in writing the History was “to make it as near a personal history and biography of as many Cherokees as possible.” And in fact more than...

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