Location: Cherokee County OK

Biographical Sketch of Clarence Graves

Clarence, son of Charles and Abbie (Guthrie) Grave, was born in Wyandotte County, Kas. Sept. 20, 1872. He married at Talala, Effie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Griffith. Mr. Graves has a splendid education especially along commercial lines. He has been prominent in the mercantile activities of Talala since almost the beginning of the town. His father was a native of Hancock, Washington Co., Mo., he being the son of a prominent attorney who died while on legal business in Washington, D. C. Mrs. Abbie (Guthrie) Graves was of Wyandotte and Shawnee...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Sue Austin

(See Cordery)-Sue, daughter of Charles Harris and Pearl Victoria (Haas) Sisson, born December 14, 1898, at Ft. Gibson; educated at Ft. Gibson, Muskogee and Claremore. Married at Claremore June 5, 1920 Ervin F. son of Henry and Sallie Austin. Mr. Austin is engaged in wholesale dry goods business at Clarmore. Thomas Cordery, an Irishman married Susannah, a full blood Cherokee of the Blind Savannah Clan. Their daughter Nannie married Parker Collins and they were the parents of Jennie Collins who married Charles Harris of Spartanberg district, S. Carolina Charles and Jennie Harris were the parents Narcissa, born in 1841, married George Sisson and Jesse Wolf. She died October 1898. Martha Elizabeth married Captain William Jackson; Sue F. married Alfred M. Charles Joseph and Truste Bird. George and Narcissa Sisson were the parents of Charles Harris Sisson, born December 26, 1859, educated in the Cherokee National schools and married at Ft. Gibson, December 4, 1893 Pearl Victoria Haas, born August 29, 1879 in Tupelo, Lee county, Mississippi. They are the parents of Charles Harris, born November 5, 1894: Jessie May, born July 31, 1896; Sue, born December 1898; Mary, born January 13, 1900 and Emma Pauline, born May 8, 1902. Charles Harris Sisson was appointed Circuit Judge of the Cherokee Nation in May 17, and was elected a member of the tribal council from Illinois District in Aug....

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Biographical Sketch of Robert J. Thompson

(See Grant and Ghigau)-Robert Jefferson, son of Johnson and Eliza Christine (Taylor) Thompson was born October 29, 1860, educated at Tahlequah, Male Seminary and Bacone College, graduated from the latter. Married in 1892, Rosa Gritts, born July 16, 1863 and died Feb. 25, 1910. They were the parents of: Eloise, born June 9, 1897; lda Frances, born Nov 29, 1899; Susie Taylor, born Feb. 19, 1902; Thomas Fox, born Oct. 4, 1905 and Sammie Cunningham Thompson, born May 6, 1908. James J. Thompson born 1893, died in 1897. Rose Jessie Thompson, born Aug 16, 1895, died in 1897. Mr. Thompson is a member of the Knights of...

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Biographical Sketch of Bluford W. Starr

(See Ghigau)-Bluford West Starr, born September 1, 1858 near Ft. Gibson is the son of Bluford West Starr born March 5, 1826 and died April 7, 1855 and his wife Margaret Ann (McDaniel) Starr who died July 4, 1866. Bluford W. having been left an orphan at such an early age struggled against adverse conditions and gained a creditable education. His dominant characteristics are honesty and integrity. He a farmer, stockman and Mason. He married on November 10, 1887 Jessie Adel the daughter of Charles and Marion M. Hutch;, born Aug. 29, 1865 in Dane Co., Wisconsin. They are the parents of Charles Clarence, born October 1, 1888; Orange Walter born April 22, 1890; Glenn W. born July 6, 1892 and Jessie Marion, born December 24, 1894. Bluford W. Starr’s Cherokee name is Yona and he belongs to the Wolf Clan. He was elected a member of Council front Cooweescoowee District on August 7,...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Pearl V. Sisson

(See Cordery) Pearl Victoria, daughter of J. F. and Cecilia (Gibson) Haas was born at Tupelo, Lee County Mississippi on August 29, 1879. She married at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory December 4, 1893 Charles Harris Sisson, born November 26, 1859. They are the parents of: Charles Harris born November 5, 1894; Jessie May born July 2, 1896; Sue born December 14, 1898; Mary born January 13, 1900 and Emma Pauline born May 8. 1902. Charles Harris Sisson was appointed Circuit Judge of the Cherokee Nation on May 1, 1897 and elected to Council from Illinois District on August 3,...

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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...

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Biographical Sketch of R. B. Garrett

(See Grant and Ward) Robert Bruce Garrett, born December 2. 1876 near Baptist Mission, Going Snake District educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and graduated from Male Seminary May 31, 1901. Appointed principal of the Cherokee Orphan Asylum in 1902. Married October 3, 1903, Cherokee Dora Edmondson, born October 23, 1879 in Delaware District, educated in the National Schools and graduated from Female Seminary June 23, 1897. They are the parents of Kathleen Butler Garrett, born January 22. 1906. James Robert Garrett, born June 29, 1850 in Carroll County, Tennessee married March 17, 1875, Elizabeth Greer, born August 30, 1854. He was appointed Clerk of Going Snake District, July 29, 1890 and elected to the same office, August 3, 1891. Mrs. J. R. Garrett died in 1903 and he died in January 1918. They were the parents of Robert Bruce, born Dec. 2, 1876; Simeon, born January 24, 1878 and died Oct. 1902; Mary E. born May 30, 1881; Allie R. born March 3, 1885; Lola born November 29, 1889; Captain J. W. born January 20, 1890 and Thomas B. Garrett, born April 16, 1892. Robert Bruce Garrett’s Cherokee name is Oochalata and that of his wife is Cherokee, They are members of the Methodist church. He is a Mason and Knight of Pythias and she is an Eastern...

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Biographical Sketch of Simon Ralph Walkingstick Jr.

Simon Ralph, son of Simon Ridge and Viola (Osborne) Walkingstick was born at Tahlequah Aug. 17, 1896. Educated at Bacone and Dartmouth Colleges, graduating from the latter with B. S. degree. Married at Syracuse, N. Y. December 15, 1917, Margaret E., daughter of C. H. McKaig. They are the parents of Syvertsen Ralph Walkingstick, born. July 3, 1920. Simon Ralph Walkingstick is a Presyterian. In Dartmouth, he was one of the eleven members of the students governing body, President of the College Y. M. C. A., President of the Collegiate Cosmopolitan Club. originator of one of the two principal College yells, Secretary of the New England College Prohibition Association, Secretary of the Army Y. M. C. A. work on the Mexican border in 1916 transferred to Egypt and then to India and later became Senior Secretary of the Y. M. C. A. activities with the British Army of Base Area in Mesopotamia rank of Captain and on returning to the United States he was assigned to the Oklahoma Y. M. C. A. work as Secretary of the State Indian...

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Biographical Sketch of John Walkabout

(See Conrad and Cordery)-John, son of Henry and Jennie (Hendricks) Walkabout was born October 11, 1887,. Married Jeanette Cordery, born August 6, 1889. They are the parents of: Johnnie, born August 4, 1910; Levi, born October 29, 1912, and Quinton R., born July 24, 1918. John Walkabout is the clerk of School District No. 32 of Cherokee...

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Biographical Sketch of Nellie K. Ross

(See Grant, Sanders, Ross and Ghigau)—Nellie Katherine McLeod, born February 8, 1872 at Tahlequah. Educated in the Cherokee Public Schools, Female Seminary and Drury College, Springfield, Missouri. She married April 26, 1891 George Starr Ross, born June 27, 1865. He was educated in the Cherokee National Schools and Male Seminary. He died November 24, 1894. They were the parents of Wayne McLeod born February 27, 1892 and Roy Vivian Ross, born January 15, 1894 and died October 9, 1920. Mrs. Ross Cherokee name is Lyuka. She is a Presbyterian and a member of the Quest Club. Wayne McLeod Ross is a book-keeper in the Farmers Bank and Trust Company at Claremore. Mrs. Ross’ parents were: Murdock McLeod, born January 28, 1834 at Cape John, Picton County, Nova Scotia, he married February 10, 1868 Annie Henry Brown, born August 5, 1851 at Tahlequah. She died December 31, 1873 and he died May 18,...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. John T. Mounts

(See Thompson and Thornton)—Evaline, daughter of Lawson and Elsie Jane Martin Runyan, born near Fort Gibson in 1882. Educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and Female Seminary. Married at Fort Gibson in 1912, John Thompson, son of David Albert and Caroline Harriette (Thompson) Mounts, born Thursday February 26, 1880. They are the parents of Thelma J....

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Biographical Sketch of Judge A. E. Robertson

(See Ghigau, Foreman, Riley and Conrad).—Arthur Evans son of Evans Price and Sarah Ellen (Spears) Robertson was born at Hulbert, Cherokee Nation, Tuesday, September 18, 1888. He was educated in the Cherokee National Schools, Henry Kendall College of Muskogee, graduating from the preparatory department; St. Charles Military College, St. Charles, Missouri; University of Tulsa, from which he graduated; University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma and University of Paris, Paris, France. He served in the A. E. F. in France with the 143rd Infantry, 36th Division. His Cherokee name is Wah-la-seee and he belongs to the Bird Clan. He is a member of the Presbyterian church and the Knights of Pythias fraternity. Reverend Evans Price, son of Wade Hampton, and Diana (Hair) Robertson was born at Tahlequah, October 10, 1855. Married at Tahlequah, June 24, 1883 Sarah Ellen, daughter of Eli and Elizabeth (Hall) Spears, born at Catchertown, Tahlequah District, April 3, 1855. Wade Hampton Robertson a native of McMinn County, Tennessee. A member of Company E Second Indian Home Guards. He was killed in a skirmish at Tahlequah on March 28, 1863, originally buried in the Cherokee Capitol square but later removed to the city cemetery. Arthur Evans Robertson was elected County Judge of Cherokee County, November 2,...

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