Location: Craig County OK

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Henry J. Hill

(See Adair)-Emma, the daughter of William E. and Fannie L. (Wright) Dupree, was born in Tex., Dec. 13, 1888; educated at Willie Halsell College at Vinita, and the Northeastern State Normal at Tahlequah, Okla. She married at Vinita on Dec. 22, 1915, Henry J., son of Frederick W. and Catherine Hill. He was born May 5, 1885, in Asherville, Mitchell County, Kansas. They are the parents of Frederick William, born October 2, 1916, in Birmingham, Alabama; Anna Catherine, born December 25, 1917, in Memphis, Tennessee, and Henry Marion Hill, born January 28, 1920, in Vinita, Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Hill are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is a boilermaker, and is officiated with the Masonic...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. William Merrell

Corintha C. daughter of Pleas and Sarah Cheek was born March 2, 1875. Educated at Grove. Married at Vinita October 15, 1893 William, son of Asa C. and Emeline Merrell, born Mar. 9, 1865 in Saline County, Mo. They are the parents of Luvena, born May 5, 1897, married July 20, 1918, John Robinson and has one daughter Audra May, born May 7, 1920. Lola, born March 2, 1900, married July 5, 1920 Bee Garrison; Pleasant Chandler, born February 17, 1904; Jewell, born February 15, 1909 and Euphaetta Merrell, born February 24, 1912. Mr. and Mrs. Merrell are residents of...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Basil Nall

(See Grant and Duncan) -Joella, daughter of Joseph Lynch Thompson and Frances B. Kell was born in Texas November 27, 1866, educated at Vinita. Married February 1, 1893, Basil Laskin Nall, son of Larkin and Rebecca Nall, born in, Washington County, Arkansas. February 1, 1857. They are the parents of Dora Ella, born December 8, 1893; Josie Esther, born December 22, 1895, married at Vinita, September 22, 1915 N. B. Kerr; Georgia born February 14, 1902, and Mary Alice Nall, born April 3, 1906. The Nalls and Kerr are farmers and live near Pensacola. Nannie, the daughter of Brigadier General Joseph Martin married Jeter Lynch a member of the Irish nobility and they were the parents of Maria Lynch who married Jeter Thompson and they were the parent of Joseph Lynch Thompson who married Frances B. Kell. Basil L. and Joella Noll’s oldest daughter Dora Ella was married to John Lewis Warner December 10, 1911 and had two children, Herchel Ray, born Sept. 5, 1912 and Basil Bert was born Nov. 28,...

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Biographical Sketch of William H. Klaus

(See Sanders and Ward) -William Henry, son of Robert and Polly (Sanders) Klaus, was born on Grand River, opposite the mouth of Horse Creek, on February 28, 1874. Educated in Worcester Academy, Vinita. Married at Vinita November 17, 1895, Charlotte, daughter of Isaac Marshall and Sarah Elizabeth (Nidiffer) Mode, born March 18, 1877, in Delaware District, and educated at Willie Halsell College, Vinita. They are the parents of: Jesse Henry, born Oct. 4, 1896, and Anna Mae Klaus, born September 12, 1905. Mr. and Mrs. Klaus are farmers, near Vinita. Isaac Nidiffer married Lucy Arthur and they were the parents of Mrs. Elizabeth...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. James A. Le Force

(See Riley and Oolootaa)-Fannie Myrtle, daughter of Monroe Calvin and Lucy Lowrey (Hoyt) Keys was born in the Choctaw Nation, November 5, 1862. Educated in the Female Seminary and Northfield Seminary in Massachusetts. Married at Vinita September 11, 1892, James Andy, son of John B. and Amanda (Blankenship) LeForce, born December 26, 1859. They are the parents of Flossie Mae, born October 14, 1893, graduated from Vinita High School, 1914, University of Oklahoma, with an A B. degree in 1920; James Lowrey, born January 31, 1895, enlisted for the World war September 28, 1917, assigned to a machine gun company in 358 Machine Gun Co., 90th Division, and was in the offensive line from September 12, 1918, until the signing of the armistice, and was then with the army of occupation, was discharged at Camp Pike June 21, 1919. Married June 19, 1920, Lois Rachel Britton; their daughter was born March 3, 1921. Sarah Louie, born November 21, 1897, graduated from Vinita High School in 1917, and is attending the University of Oklahoma; and Charles William Leforce, born November 9, 1905. Mr. and Mrs. LeForce are members of the Presbyterian Church, her Cherokee name is Au-nah-hee. Mr. LeForce is a successful farmer and...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Emerson Elliott

(See England) Nelle Blackwell, daughter of Abram and Alta Berrilla (Schrimsher) Meek was born August 10, 1884. Educated in Female Seminary from which she graduated in 1904. Married at Vinita October 9, 1906 Emerson, son of Silas and Belle Elliott, born 1887, in Dubois County, Ind. They are the parents of: Cleeta Rhea, born May 30, 1908; Howard Wayne, born July 30, 1910; Clifford Charles born August 13, 1912; Ralph Homer, born June 15, 1914, and Carl Vincent Emerson, born July 21, 1916. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott are members of the Christian church and his business interests are in...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Lola M. Rambo

(See Grant, Oolootsa and Adair)-Lola M., daughter of Marshall and Pauline (McCoy) Mann, was born September 6, 1885 at Vinita, Oklahoma. She was educated at Kidd-Key College at Sherman, Texas, and Willie Halsell College at Vinita, Oklahoma. She graduated from the latter institution; and also took a stenographic course at this school. She was married at Muskogee December 4, 1907, to Walter A., son of James J. and Mary A. Rambo. They are the parents of Alma Elsine, born Sept. 12, 1908; Marshall J., born Oct. 31, 1910; Kenneth, born Aug. 17, 1913 and Pauline Louise Rambo, born January 6, 1916. Mrs. Rambo is private secretary to the Superintendent for the Five Civilized Tribes at Muskogee. She is a member of the Saint Paul Methodist Church of Muskogee; Eastern Star and Knights and Ladies of Security fraternities. Mrs. Rambo has held the positions of Secretary for James C. Davis Asst. Creek National Attorney under R. C. Allen, Creek National Attorney and the same office under William M. Harrison, Government Probate Attorney. Marshall Mann, born March 9, 1850 in Ohio, married, at Webbers Falls on March 24, 1873, Pauline J. McCoy, who was born July 24, 1853, in the Cherokee Nation. Pauline Jane, daughter of John Lowrey and Lucy Jane (Adair) McCoy married Marshall Mann, March 24,...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Walter E. Roberts

(See Oolootsa). -Edward Warner, son of Amory E. and Dollie Eunicia (Hoyt) Chamberlin, born October 10, 1853. Married August 2, 1883, Sarah E. Nazworthy, born May 20, 1863, in Illinois. He died March 21, 1899. They were the parents of Laura Hoyt Chamberlin, born at Vinita, March 11, 1886, educated in Female Seminary. Married at Vinita November 25, 1906, Walton E., son of William F. and Nancy Francis Roberts, born Sept. 19, 1887. They are the parents of Louis Walton, born October 1907; Donald Edward, born October 30, 1913, and Eva Juanita Roberts, born November 22, 1916. Mr. Roberts is with the St. Clair Refinery at...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. William H. Pace

(See Downing and Adair)-Annie Lydia, daughter of John and Rosella (Adair) Downing was born in Saliva District September 10, 1871. Educated in Female Seminary and Harrell Institute, Muskogee. Married at Locust Grove December 22, 1898, William Hayden, son of William and Loretta Pace, born in 1868 in Benton County, Ark. They are the parents of: Elbert Edward, born November 21, 1899 was in the S. A. T. C. at Oklahoma University and is at present attending the A. and M. College at Stillwater; Hayden Adair, born February 19, 1901; Clyde Lewis, born November 30, 1902; Joe Sheldon, born June 14, 1904; Loretta Lucite, born January 15, 1906; Howard, born October 5, 1907 and Alfred Collins Pace born August 7, 1909. Mr. and Mrs. Pace are members of the Methodist Church. He is a farmer and stock raiser, near Welch; specializing in pure bred Short Horn cattle and Poland China...

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Biographical Sketch of Mary Eunice Balentine

(See Oolootsa and Riley)-Monroe Calvin Keys, born September 15, 1826. Married at Park Hill, May 31, 1855 Lucy Lowrey Hoyt, born September 16, 1831. She graduated from the Female Seminary in 1854. He was a member of Captain Benjamin Wisner Carter’s Company in the confederate service. He died March 3, 1881 and she died Aug. 24, 1912. They were the parents of Mary Eunice, born May 31, 1856; Lydia Emma, born September 16, 1858; Fannie Myrtle, born November 5, 1862; Sarah Ann born October 6, 1865 ; Elizabeth Riley, born January 13, 1868; Monroe Amory, born February 21, 1870 and Lucy D. Keys, born March 31, 1872. Mary Eunice married December 28, 1875, Hamilton Balentine, son of Rev. Hamilton Balentine and Anna Hoyt Balentine, born April 18, 1850. He died February 22, 1900. She died April 25, 1920. They were the parents of Mary Eunice, born May 4, 1899 and Ellen Stella Balentine, born May 5, 1892. Mary Eunice Balentine was educated in Vinita and the Northeastern State Normal and is a teacher. Ellen Stella Balentine was educated in Vinita (Valentine’s Business College Graduate) and is a stenographer. Both of the sisters live with their maternal Aunt: Sarah Ann, who married on October 26, 1887 John Samuel, son of John Bradley and Amanda (Blankenship) LeForce, born Jan. 27, 1864 in Indiana. Mrs. LeForce, was educated in Worcester Academy and...

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Biographical Sketch of Elizabeth K. Chumley

(See Oolootsa and Riley)-Elizabeth Riley Keys was born January 13, 1869. Educated at Worcester Academy and Female Seminary. Married at Centralia Sept. 12, 1912, John M., son of Robert and Fannie Chumley. Mr. and Mrs. Chumley are members of the Presbyterian church. Lydia Emma Keys, a sister of Mrs. Chumley’s married Charles J. Taylor, now deceased. Their daughter Alma Lane Taylor, born January 26, 1900, married March 24, 1918 J. E. Bennett. They have one daughter, Bettie Bennett, born February 8, 1919. Monroe Calvin Keys married Lucy Lowrey Hoyt and they were the parents of Lydia Emma and Elizabeth Riley...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. J. H. Wiener

(See Grant)-Herbert, son of John Martin, and Corinne E. (Washburn) Thompson, married Clarkie A. Lee, and they were the parents of Hallie C. Thompson, born August 28, 1873, at Goodie’s Bluff in Cooweescoowee District. She was educated at Little Rock, Arkansas, and taught six years in the public schools at Vinita, and two years in Willie Halsell College of the same place, and was associate reporter of the Vinita Daily Chieftain for seven years. She married at Vinita July 17, 1905, J. H., son of Henry and Rebecca Wiener. Mr. and Mrs. Wiener are members of the Christian church. He is a prominent farmer and stockman near Vinita, and owner of the Cabin Valley farm. Mrs. Wimer’s half sister, Ethel Thompson, married J. F. Nolan, and lives in New Mexico. Mr. Wimer’s first wife was Ella Franklin and their three children were as follows: Rebecca D., born March 5, 1895, married Clyde C. Thompson; Jacob F., born March 15, 1897, and married Bettie Lomax;. Parmelia Ellen Wimer, born September 5, 1900, and makes her home with her...

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Biographical Sketch of Arthur F. Chamberlin

(See Oolootsa) Arthur Fanshaw, son of Rev. Armory N. and Eunice Dolly (Hoyt) Chamberlain, was born October 9, 185 7 in Flint District. He was educated in the public schools and Male Seminary. Married June 9, 1883, at Neosho, Missouri, Letitia, daughter of Hamilton W., and Margaret Goodykoontz, born March 18. 1861, in Newton County, Missouri. They located in Vinita, and are the parents of. Dolly Edith (Cherokee name Oo-loo-tsa) born August 19, 1887; educated in the schools of Vinita, and Henry Kendall College; married June 22, 1907, William Robinson; Catherine Brown, born December 25, 1893; educated at Vinita and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; married December 22, 1916, James W. Dunnington, son of W. G. and India Knight Dunnington; Arthur Fanshaw Chamberlain, born March 8, 1900. He was in school in Hampton Sidney College in Virginia at the beginning of the war; he enlisted and was mustered out of service at the close of the war. He is superintendent of a tobacco factory at Danville, Virginia. Reverend Armory Nelson, son of Rev. William and Fern (Hoyt) Chamberlain, was born Nov. 29, 1821, at Brainard Mission. He married December 3, 1846, Eunice Dolly, daughter of Milo and Lydia (Lowry) Hoyt, born Dec. 14, 1820, on Chickamaugua River. Rev. A. N. Chamberlain, although a white man, spoke the Cherokee language perfectly. He died July 4, 1894, and his widow died on...

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Biographical Sketch of Franklin C. Glenn

(See Foreman and Saunders) -Franklin Clyde, son of Jesse Edward and Margaret (Cowan) Glenn, born July 17, 1890, educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and Male Seminary. Married at Vinita June 22, 1913 Marcella Carrie, daughter of Jefferson and Nannie E. (Saunders) Tyner, born September 23, 1893 educated in Female Seminary and Northeastern Oklahoma State Normal. They are the parents of: Kenneth Edward, born July 3, 1914 and Lavance Arnold Glenn born May 29, 1916. Jesse Edward Glenn was the son of Henry Glenn and Jennie Foreman. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn are farmers near Miles. Nannie E. Saunders was the daughter of George O. Saunders and Jennie...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Ray N. Skinner

(See Downing and Duncan)-Jemima Winnie Davis, daughter of Robert Ray and Cynthia Jane (Horn) Taylor was born Tuesday, February 12, 1898. Educated at Willie Halsell College and Sacred Heart Institute, Vinita. Married at Carthage, Missouri, August 25, 1913, Ray Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel and Nannie (Kell) Skinner, born September 28, 1884, in Vinita. They are the parents of Gay Nell Skinner, born March 1, 1914 in Phoenix, Arizona. Nannie, daughter of Lewis Ross and Sarah (Chambers) Kell was born January 28, 1861. Married in March 1879 Nathanial Skinner, born April 8, 1851 in Harrison County, Kentucky. She died January 28, 1889. Nancy Elizabeth, daughter of Broom, Chief of Broomstown, a full blood Cherokee of the Wolf Clan married Nathan Hicks, a white man. They were the parents of Charles R. Hicks, born in 1760 and died in 1826. Elsie, daughter of Charles R. Hicks, born in 1760 and died in 1826. Elsie, daughter of Charles R. Hicks, married Jeremiah Horn, a white man and they were the parents of William Horn who married Margaret Ledbetter. Their daughter Cynthia Jane Horn was born November 29, 1847 in Collin County, Texas. Married in Collin County, March 14, 1871, Robert Ray Taylor, born November 25, 1832 in Wilson County, Tennessee. He died February 12, 1920. Mr. Skinner is a farmer and stockraiser near Vinita. Mrs. Skinner’s Cherokee name is...

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