Location: Collin County TX

Choctaw Traditions – The Council Fire, The Nahullo

The faces of the Choctaw and Chickasaw men of sixty years ago were as smooth as a woman’s, in fact they had no beard. Sometimes there might be seen a few tine hairs (if hairs they might be called) here and there upon the face, but they were few and far between, and extracted with a pair of small tweezers whenever discovered. Oft have I seen a Choctaw warrior standing before a mirror seeking with untiring perseverance and unwearied eyes, as he turned his face at different angles to the glass, if by chance a hair could be found lurking there, which, if discovered, was instantly removed as an unwelcome intruder. Even today, a full blood Choctaw or Chickasaw with a heavy beard is never seen. I have seen a few, here and there, with a little patch of beard upon their chins, but it was thin and short, and with good reasons to suspect that white blood flowed in their veins. It is a truth but little known among the whites, that the North American Indians of untarnished blood have no hair upon any part of the body except the head. My knowledge of this peculiarity was confined, however, to the Choctaws and Chickasaws alone. But in conversation with an aged Choctaw friend upon this subject, and inquiring” if this peculiarity extended to all Indians, he replied; “To all,...

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Baker Cemetery, Collin County, Texas

(Partial Listing) ADAMS A. M., b. 14 Oct. 1856, d. 15 Apr. 1916. Nancy J., b. 24 Jun. 1845, d. 29 Jan. 1892. Wife of J. W. ASKEW John, b. 18 June 1870, d. 3 Apr. 1929. Minnie L., 1876 – 1936. BEATTY Donnie R., 1894 – 1920. BENSON Edward, b. 10 Mar. 1886, d. 3 Feb. 1909. Son of B. & M.D. BLACKBURN Annie Lee, b. 16 Oct. 1876, d. 1 Jan. 1964. James Dewitt, b. 20 Oct. 1857, d. 1917. Leln, b. 7 July 1913, d. 29 Aug. 1913. Leler, b. 7 July 1913, d. 31 Oct. 1913. BROWN Jeramiah, b. 5 May 1884, d. 8 May 1884. Son of M.G. & E.T. BRYAN Bobbie S., 1927 –...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. William M. Gentry

Gentry, Mrs. William M. (See Hicks)— Margaret, daughter of Robert Ray and Cynthia Jane (Horn) Taylor, was born Nov. 10, 1873, educated at Worcester Academy, and Willie Halsell College, Vinita. Married at Weston, Texas, April 18, 1891, William M. Son of W. J. and Nancy A. Gentry, born August 10, 1871, in Ray County, Missouri. They are the parents of: Ralph Ray, born July 7, 1893; Blanche Sunbeam, born Oct. 15, 1896; Christopher Robert, born March 23, 1900; Winnie Gertrude, born April 7, 1902; Hearst T., born May 6, 1904; William Lee, born April 30, 1908; Annie Audrey, born January 28., 1910; Ruth, born Dec. 28, 1912, and Juna Gentry, born March 2, 1916. True to the family custom, Wiliam M. Gentry is a farmer and raiser of thoroughbred saddle stock at his splendidly equipped Rose Valley Farm. Jeremiah Horn, a white man, married Elsie, the daughter of Chief Charles R. Hicks and their son, William Horn, married Mar­garet Leadbetter, and they were the parents of Cynthia 3. Horn, born in Texas, Novem­ber 29, 1847. Married in March, 1871, Robert Ray Taylor, born in Tennessee, November 20, 1847. Chief Charles R. Hicks, on whom an ex­tended sketch is given in the historical text was the son of Nathan and Elizabeth (Broom) Hicks, his mother being a daughter of Chief Broom of Broomtown, where his first printed Cherokee law was...

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Biography of M. C. Ware

Among the leading farmers and stockmen of Washington county is numbered M. C. Ware, who resides on a well improved and valuable ranch near Bartlesville and is recognized as one of the large landholders and substantial citizens of his community. He was born in Collin county, Texas, October 11, 1857, his parents being James and Nancy (Howe) Ware, who became pioneer settlers of the Lone Star state, residing in the home in which their son M. C. was born, until called to their final rest. The father, a native of Arkansas, passed away in 1904. The mother’s demise occurred in 1903. In 1890 M. C. Ware came to Indian Territory, acquiring a tract of land five miles south of Pawhuska, on which he engaged in farming and stock raising until 1908, when he took up his residence on his present place, four tunes west of Bartlesville, on the Pawhuska road. After living for four years on this property he returned to his farm near Pawhuska, which comprises eight hundred acres of rich and arable land, but at the end of three years he moved back to his ranch near Bartlesville. This is a highly developed tract of thirteen hundred and eighty acres, on which he raises Kaffir corn, oats and sugar cane, while he also devotes considerable attention to the breeding of cattle, having at present three hundred head....

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Yeary Cemetery, Collin County, Texas

A cemetery transcription of the Yeary Cemetery in Collin County, Texas. This cemetery is located near Farmersville. At the time it was copied it was noted that the graveyard was covered with weeds and much brush and not kept up. It is also noted that the graves are widely scattered and do not appear to be laid out in any particular order. YEARY William Kendell, 1898 – 1899. Son of W. B. & R. L. “Our Babe”, b. 10 Apr. 1896, d. 18 Jan 1897. Son of W. B. & L. R. Annie, no dates. Dau. of E. M. & M. M. Willie, no dates. Son of E. M. & M....

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Franklin Cemetery, Collin County, Texas

A cemetery transcription of Franklin Cemetery in Collin County, Texas. Specific location is not noted. MCCOY Charles, b. Mar. 1892, d. 26 June 1892. Son of Wm. & S. S. CHAPMAN Nettie Pearl, 1939 – 1940. LEWIS Dr. Carig(?) Tipton, 1856 – 1938. Cornelia Franklin, 1861 – 1951. Franklin, b. 11 Sept. 1886, d. 2 Apr. 1892. Son of C. T. & M. E. C. JENKINS Infant, b. & d. 25 May 1894. Child of E. & M. L. C., b. 18 Dec. 1891, d. 20 May 1893. Son of E. & M. SELF Willie, b. 4 Apr. 1893, d. 23 June 1893. Son of W. J. & E. MCKINNEY Charles A., 1861 – 1898. COGGINS Jennie, b. 27 Mar. 1854, d. 12 Aug. 1891. Wife of J. R. WASH Martha E., b. 10 Apr. 1835, d. 10 Nov. 1864. Wife of J. HELMS Isabelle M., b. 19 June 1839, d. 19 July 1866. Wife of J. NEWBERY Margaret C., b. 6 Apr. 1837, d. 7 Dec. 1860. Wife of J. M. DAVIDSON Lorenzo D., b. 20 Mar. 1803, d. 10 Jan. 1872. KERR Anna E., b. 23 Oct. 1858, d. 7 Aug. 1879. FRANKLIN Daniel J., b. 10 May 1822, d. 18 Dec. 1890. Rachel Jane, b. 10 Dec. 1830, d. 26 Oct. 1870. Wife of D. J. John William, d. 15 Aug. 1861, ae. 10 yrs. Martha...

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Savage, Richard A. – Obituary

Richard A. Savage, 72, a former Baker City resident, died April 13, 2007, after a 14-year struggle with Parkinson’s disease. His memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church at Allen, Texas. Richard was born in 1935 at Walla Walla, Wash., to “Spud” and Nan Savage. He was the oldest of five children. He was a 1954 Baker High School graduate and attended Eastern Oregon College (now Eastern Oregon University) at La Grande where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He later earned his MBA. Richard served in the U.S. Army Intelligence Division and then began his engineering career at Pacific Northwest Bell (US West) where he worked for 27 years. Throughout his career, Richard took on various leadership roles in a number of community and service organizations. In 1998, Richard and his wife moved from Portland to Plano, Texas, to be near their daughters and grandchildren. He will be remembered for the faithfulness and humility with which he served God, his church and his friends, his family said. Survivors include his wife, Deanne; daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Bryan Yee, and their children, Mark, Luke and Eric; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Scott Carter, and their children, Ainsley and Davis; brother, Robert, and his wife, Marie, of Baker City; sisters, Judy Vancil, and her husband, Bob, of Redmond, Janet Norton and...

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