Location: Fairland Oklahoma

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Crawford Conner

(See Grant, Ghigau and Duncan)-Anna, daughter of William Charlotte (Mayes) Ballard was born July 4, 1877. Educated in the Cherokee public schools and Female Seminary, from which she graduated June 25, 1897. She married at Fairland July 10, 1901 Crawford, son of Francis Marion and Rebecca (Duncan) Conner, born October 31, 1881. Educated in the Cherokee public schools and Bacone Indian University. They are the parents of: Francis William born June 16, 1902 now deceased; Marvin Rogers, born July 24, 1903; Millard, born May 9, 1905; Ruth, born Feb. 17, 1907; Lois, born August 13th, 1908 and Rebecca Conner, born April 26, 1914. Miss Conner’s Cherokee name is Ahniwake. Mr. Conner is a carpenter at Miami. They are members of the Latter Day Saints church. William, son of Archibald and Annie (Fields) Ballard married Charlotte Mayes and they are the parents of Mrs. Anna...

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Biography of Lonzo O. Conner

(See Duncan and Grant) O. Lonzo Conner, born Feb. 12, 1877 at Fairland, Okla. son of Francis Marion, (born Mar 29, 1852, in Jasper Co., Missouri, married December 24, 1873) and Rebecca Jane (Duncan) Conner, born October 29, 1858 and died at Fairland March 12, 1911. He was educated in the Cherokee public schools, Male Seminary and graduated from Robbin’s Business College, Sedalia, Missouri; He married December 30, 1896 at Beattie’s Prairie, Kate Eugenia Yeargain, born March 31, 1878; she was the daughter of James Chambers, born February 27, 1842 in Lebanon, Tenn. and married March 4, 1866, and Mary Jane (Kinney) Yeargain, born June 25, 1848 at Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and died December 2 S, 1912 at Southwest City, Missouri. Mrs. Kate E. Conner was educated in the Cherokee public schools and the Female Seminary. Mr. and Mrs. O. Lonzo Conner are the parents of Nevada Maude, born Oct. 24, 1897, graduated from the University of Okla. in 1919, is an Easter Star and Gamma Phi Beta; O. Lonzo J., born July 18, 1900; Clifton Sidney, born July 16, 1902; James Marion born December 26, 1910 and Ramey Eugene Conner born September 24, 1914. The steps in O. Lonzo Conner’s Masonic history is as follows: Initiation July 7, 1898, passed August 7, and raised September 24, 1898 in Frisco Lodge No. 24 at Fairland. Received Royal Arch Degree...

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Biography of Browning E. Lewis

Browning E. Lewis is identified with one of the representative business interests of Strang, Mayes county, as president and manager of the Cherokee Grain & Mercantile Company. He was born near Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, on the 11th of January, 1884, a son of Joe L. and Elizabeth (Wilson) Lewis. The father was born in Ohio and the mother in Kentucky. They both went to Missouri at an early age, with their respective parents, and their marriage was celebrated in Clinton, that state. In 1886 they came to Fairland, Oklahoma, and the father was active in the conduct of a mercantile establishment until 1916, when he removed to Strang. He achieved substantial success in the mercantile business and is now living retired here, enjoying the fruits of a life spent in diligence and industry. His wife is also living and they are highly esteemed citizens in the community. To their union seven children were born, three sons and four daughters. Browning E. Lewis, whose name initiates this review, was the fifth in order of birth. In the acquirement of an education he attended the public schools of Fairland and was graduated from the high school at Vinita with the class of 1905. He then enrolled as a student in the Epworth University at Oklahoma City, where he completed his course in the required time. His first occupation upon putting...

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Biography of O. Lonzo Conner

O. Lonzo Conner, a native of Oklahoma and a representative of one of its old and highly respected Cherokee families, is identified with business interests of Vinita as a partner in the firm of Ramey & Conner, dealing in insurance, and is recognized as one of the most successful operators in this field in the state, while he also is interested in oil development work. He was born on a farm near Fairland, in Indian Territory, on the 12th of February, 1877, his parents being Frank M. and Rebecca (Duncan) Conner, the former of whom was born at Joplin, Missouri, in 1852, while the birth of the latter occurred in that part of Indian Territory known as the Cherokee Nation. For several years the father followed the occupation of farming near Fairland and then moved into the town, devoting his attention to the conduct of a mercantile establishment. He was also one of the organizers of the Citizens State Bank of Fairland but is now residing in Miami, where he is engaged in the real estate business. He is a man of high moral principles and as a minister of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has done effective work in extending the influence of that organization. He has been very active in the affairs of the Cherokee Nation, serving as a member of its council, and...

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Biography of Henry Edward Dixon

Henry Edward Dixon, a member of one of the old and well known families of Oklahoma, is a leading representative of the Delaware County bar, being engaged in practice at Grove, and he has gained an enviable reputation in a profession which calls for ability of a high order and requires close application, good judgment and a constantly widening comprehension of the relations and responsibilities which go to make up civilized society. He was born in Watseka, Iroquois County, Illinois, on the 13th of January, 1872, a son of Marion and Georgiana (Seward) Dixon, the former a native of Indiana and the latter of Ohio. The father devoted his life to the cattle business, coming to this section of the country in 1892 and purchasing stock in various parts of the territory. He first made his home in Miami but later took up his residence at Fairland, Oklahoma, where he passed away in 1915, when seventy-three years of age, but the mother is still living in Miami. He was a member of the United Brethren Church, a Democrat in his political views, and fraternally was identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Henry E. Dixon acquired his education in the public schools of Illinois, which he attended until he was sixteen years of age, afterward accompanying his parents on their removal to Indian Territory, where he remained until...

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