Location: Guthrie Oklahoma

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Thomas Henry Tuton

(See Grant and Cordery)-Ethel M. Rogers, born March 23, 1899 educated at Pryor, Okla., and Boulder University, Colorado, graduating from the Pryor High School in 1920. She married at Guthrie March 30, 1921, Thomas Henry Tuton, a druggist at Arcadia, Okla., Mrs. Tuton is a member of the Methodist Church and is an Eastern Star. Samuel Martin married Catherine Hildebrand and their son William A. Martin married Nannie Lucas nee Guinn. They were parents of Almon Martin, born November14, 1842. He was a member of Company M, First Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, Confederate Service. After the war he married Sarah Jane Cordery, both are now deceased. They were the parents of Sallie Martin, born January 30, 1869, educated in the Cherokee National Schools and Female Seminary. She married August 22, 18888, John Cicero Rogers, born September 1861 in Washington County, Arkansas they are the parents of Mrs. Ethel M. Tuton. Thomas Cordery, an Irishman married Susannah, a full blood Cherokee of the Blind Savannah Clan. They were the parents of David Cordery who married Chare Goss and they in turn were the parents of Thomas Cordery who married his first cousin Sallie Vickery and they were the parents of Jane Cordery who married Almon...

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Biography of Samuel V. Mallory

Samuel V. Mallory, now superintendent of the city schools of Morrill, Brown County, had been a, Kansas educator for many years. He had been connected at different times with the public schools of three states–Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma–and both as a teacher and administrator his work rests upon the seeure foundation of sincere and effective service. Mr. Mallory had lived in Kansas since early youth and he represents some of the best elements of American ancestry. His great-grandfather, John William Mallory, spent his life in Virginia, having been born near Harper’s Ferry. He married Elizabeth peyton, who was the daughter of an officer in the Revolutionary war. Mr. Mallory’s grandfsther was Valentine Roger Mallory, who was born at Harper’s Ferry in Virginia in 1797, and moved from that state to Sangamon County, Illinois, near the capital at Springfield, and was an early farmer in that district. He died at Springfield in 1866. His wife was Nancy Dawson, a native of Kentucky. Several generations of the family were represented in and around Springfield, Illinois, and it was in that city that Samuel V. Mallory was born April 16, 1856. His father is the venerable R. U. Mallory, who was born at Springfield in 1828 and is still living, nearly ninety years of age, at Morrill, Kansas. He grew up and married at Springfield, became a farmer, and in 1871 migrated...

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Biography of Owen M. Thomas

Owen M. Thomas. The Citizens State Bank of Bronson, of which Owen M. Thomas is vice president, is an institution which had grown rapidly and prospered since it was established less than ten years ago, and its success is largely due to the character of the men entrusted with its executive management. Mr. Thomas had been actively identified with banking for ten years, both in Oklahoma and in Kansas. Though a young man, his career had apparently been one of rapid accomplishment, and he had achieved as much in ten years as many men do in their entire active life. Mr. Thomas was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, February 4, 1883, and spent much of his early youth in [p.2118] Oklahoma. His grandfather, Owen W. Thomas, was a native of Wales, afterwards became a farmer and property owner at Toulon, Illinois, where he died. Owen W. Thomas, Jr., father of the Bronson banker, was born at Toulon in Stark County, Illinois, in 1851. He grew up in his native county, and spent his brief active career as a farmer. He died at Oskaloosa, Iowa, in March, 1883, a few weeks after the birth of his son, Owen M. The maiden name of his wife was Dora Eisiminger, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1856. By her first husband she had just one child, Owen Mitchell Thomas. She afterwards married E....

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Biography of W. C. Buttman

Agricultural development in Washington county receives impetus from the intelligently directed labors of W. C. Buttman, who resides on a highly productive and well improved farm near Ochelata, which he cultivates according to the most modern and progressive methods. He was born in Louisa county, Iowa, March 10, 1874, his parents being A. C. and Jane (Easton) Buttman, the former also a native of that county, while the latter was born in the state of New York. Both are deceased. The family is an old and well known one in Iowa, W. C. Buttman’s grandparents being pioneers of that state, in which three of his sisters are now residing. In the acquirement of an education W. C. Buttman attended the grammar schools of Louisa county, Iowa, from which he was graduated when sixteen years of age, and throughout his life he has remained a student, becoming a well informed and broadminded man. After leaving school he learned the trade of harness making, which his father had followed, completing his apprenticeship at Nichols, Iowa, and continuing active along that line until he reached the age of twenty-two years. In 1903 he came to Oklahoma, locating at Enid and afterward removing to Guthrie, which was at that time the capital of the state, and was instrumental in removing the Negroes from office there. He next secured employment on a tank farm...

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Biography of Joel H. Rickel

Joel H. Rickel. Among the citizens of Chanute, one who had had a most interesting career is Joel H. Rickel, a resident of this city since 1896, and now the owner of a carriage and repair shop and the owner of a valuable farm. Mr. Rickel is a veteran of the Civil war, and had been a prominent figure in Grand Army circles, being a past commander of several posts in Kansas and a past department commander of the State of Kansas. He was born in Ashland County, Ohio, December 8, 1844, and is a son of John S. and Jane (Fulks) Rickel. The Rickel family, which originated on the Rhone, Germany, was founded in this country during Colonial times, and three bearing the name fought with the Patriot army during the war of the Revolution, one meeting his death at the battle of Brandywine. Michael B. Rickel, the grandfather of Joel H. Rickel, was born in 1776, in Tascaraugus County, Pennsylvania, and became a pioneer into Ohio, where, in Ashland County, he entered a farm from the Government. There he passed the remainder of a long and industrious life, and died in 1868. John S. Rickel was born in Ashland County, Ohio, in 1813, in the same house in which was born his son, and was reared and educated in the community. He was a millwright by trade...

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Rupe, Thomas Harold – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Thomas Harold Rupe, 83, of Baker City, died July 30, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Robin Harris of Cornerstone Baptist Church will officiate. Tom was born on Sept. 4, 1919, at Guthrie, Okla. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and outdoor activities such as collecting firewood. He worked for Weyerhaeuser, retiring in 1979. He was remarried in 1979 to Donna Watson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Onnie, in 1976, and his wife, Donna, in 1998. Survivors include his son, Michael Edward Rupe; granddaughter, Teresa Jackway of Klamath Falls; great-grandchildren, Justin Rupe, Jessica Jackway and Roger Jackway, all of Klamath Falls; sisters, Cecilia McAllister of Stayton and Sherry Adair of Hubbard; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert Watson Jr. of La Grande, Richard Watson of Weiser, Idaho, Larry Watson of La Grande, Sharon Baird of Eugene, Mary Jo Zemmer of Sherwood, Helen Lefever of Baker City and Mike Watson of Baker City; stepchildren, Kathy Whitmer of Idaho, Elnora Calder of Baker City, Judy Dixon of Ontario, Debbie Warren of Klamath Falls, Kevin Adair of Bend and Tammy Stanley of California. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from:...

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