Location: Indian Territory

Biographical Sketch of Stephen G. Maxfield

Stephen G., the son of Jenkins Whiteside and Kate (Hastings) Maxfield, was born in 1873; was educated in the public schools of the Cherokee Nation. He married at Claremore in 1894, Ada, the daughter of Joseph Shockey. They are the parents of Grace, Cora, Pauline, Almeda, and Woodrow Maxfield. Mr. and Mrs. Maxfield are members of the Methodist Church. He is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Knights of...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Samuel Hildebrand

(See Hildebrand) -Fannie, daughter of Frank and Agnes (Foster) Fritz was born in Cooweescoowee District October 8, 1879. Educated at Carlyle and Haskell Institutes. Married at Vinita February 24, 1900 Samuel, son of Benjamin and Delilah (O’Fields) Hildebrand, born February 14, 1880. Educated in the Male Seminary. They are the parents of Agnes; born February 25, 1902; Lura, born March 27, 1904; Edward, born May 3, 1906; Aaron born April 19, 1908; Glenn, born October 23, 1911; Floyd, born January 17, 1914; Georgia, born February 22, 1918 and Melvin Hildebrand, born January 31, 1920. Mrs. Hildebrand is a Methodist and a Rebekah. Mr. Hildebrand is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. They are farmers near...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. David A. Ware

Nancy (Martin) Rogers was born in the Saline District in 1848; married in 1869, David A. Ware. She is the mother of Bertha born in 1875, Martha born in 1877 and Thomas Rogers. Thomas L. Rogers was the first judge of the Osages. Mrs. Ware is a member of the Christian church and a ceaseless welfare...

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Biographical Sketch of Jesse E. Wright

Son of John R. and Charlotte C. (Whitmire) Wright was born Jan. 22, 1871 in Going Snake District; Married in June 1892 in Adair county Mary E., daughter of Walter and Sally West. They are the parents of Willie Cornelia, born April 3, 1898, and Sally born July 30, 1903. Mr. Wright was educated in the Cherokee schools, and spent two years at the Male Seminary. He is a farmer, successful and takes part in all movements for public...

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Biographical Sketch of William Meeks

William, son of George and Minerva (Fleetwood) Meeks, was born March 5, 1880 in Sequoyah District, educated in Cherokee public schools and Male Seminary. Married September 11, 1905 Goldie May Perry. They are the parents of Sylvia Pauline, born September 7, 1906; Mary Louise, born June 3, 1909; Della Ruth, born September 19, 1912 and Wyllie Burtis, born June 1, 1919. William Meeks was left an orphan while a small child and through adverse circumstances has struggled to a competence and the respect of his community. A Methodist in church affiliation he has ascended in masonry to the Thirty second degree and Shriner. He Served in Company K, First Infantry for two and a half years in the Philippines during the Spanish-American war and was very active in World War work. His brother Lewis Samuel was a member of the Thirteenth Marines in the World...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Lee Cook

Nannie, daughter of Clark and Lydia (Smith) Swimmer, was born in the Cherokee Nation. Educated in Cherokee National schools. Married at Webbers Falls in 1898 Lee Cook. They are the parents of: Andrew, who served three months in the World war; Glenn, and Evaline Cook. Mr. Cook is a...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Albert P. Goforth

(See Foreman) Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew and Jennie (Bigby) Taylor was born in the Cherokee Nation, east of the Mississippi. She married William Covington Ghormley, born March 25, 1817. He died September 10, 1896. Their daughter Isabel Jane Ghormley married Felix Nelson Witt. Rachel Matilda, daughter of Felix Nelson and Isabel Jane Witt was born in Going Snake District September 24, 1874 and educated in that District. She married on July 24, 1890 Albert Perry, son of Jefferson and Catherine Goforth, born February 14, 1864 in Georgia. They are the parents of: Eulelma Pearl, born January 5, 1892, married Philander B. Day; Euletia Catherine, born January 20, 1893 ; Lula Belle, born May 26, 1897 married July 17, 1921 Joseph C. Melton; Alta, born June 6, 1899; Marietta, born January 4, 1905; Albert, born September 21, 1907; Bessie Jaunita, born September 15, 1910 and Elizabeth Lee Goforth, born April 2, 1912. Mr. Goforth is a farmer, near...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Georgia Lynch

(See Grant and Foreman) Joseph Vann generally called Joe married Polly Black, and they were the parents of William, David, Sofia, Johnson Sallie and Delilah Vann. David Vann married Nancy Tally, nee Mackey, and they were the parents of William, Joseph, George B., Robert P., and Maud May Vann. William Vann was the father of Georgia Eulalia Vann, born September 17, 1876. She was educated in Canadian District and the Female Seminary. She married March 20, 1T98, Joseph Johnson, son of Joseph Martin and Susan Francis (Foreman) Lynch, born September 29, 1875. He graduated from the Male Seminary in 1896, and died June 1, 1921. They were the parents of Cherokee Rose Lynch, and Jess Vann...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Sarah Calvert

(See Crittenden) Sarah A. Crittenden was born in the Cherokee Nation March 25, 1868 and educated in the Cherokee National schools. Married near Alluwee January 1, 1889 Samuel N. son of Lowrey and Amanda Calvert born March 1 t, 1863 in Dearborn County, Indiana. They are the parents of: Amanda Alice, born August 9, 1890; Charles Elmer, born January, 2, 1893, married at Tucumcari, N. M. September 28, 1911, Minnie May Conant; their children are Charles Richard born Nov. 24, 1913; Vivian May, born May 1, 1915, Anna Mildred born Nov. 16, 1916, Lela Captola born Apr. 10, 1919 and Lucile Leona Calvert born Feb. 3, 1920; Lela Delvia, born May 13, 1901 married at Vinita September 24, 1916 W. F. son of John and Lucinda Lay born May 10, 1889. Their children are Jaunita Fern, born August 16, 1918 and Clara Marie Lay, born July 12, 1920; Mildred Loree, born November 20, 1908 in Quay Co. N. M. and Clara Myrtle Calvert, born January 27, 1911. The Calverts and Lays are farmers, near...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Clarence M. Lechner

Mary A. daughter of Chester and Etta (Nair) Taylor born January 31, 1896 in the Cherokee Nation. Educated in the Cherokee National schools. Married at Claremore April 22, 1912 Clarence M. son of William and Mary Lauchner, born Nov. 11, 1890 in Craig County, Okla. They are the parents of Chester Francis, born August 26, 1915; and Evelyn Talita Lauchner, born May 10, 1919. Mr. and Mrs. Lauchner are farmers, near Vinita. They are members of Baptist church. Mrs. Lauchner has one Miss Emma Cynthia Taylor, born December 2,...

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Biographical Sketch of Joel T. Martin

(See Ghigau and Rogers) Joel Thomas, son of William and Sarah Martin, born August 21, 1876, educated in Cherokee Public Schools. Married October 26, 1896, Myrtle Stephens, nee Stephenson, born April 19, 1878, in Nodaway County, Missouri. One son, William A. Martin, married in 1899, Stella, daughter Mr. and Mrs. Argentine Causdell. They the parents of: Pauline, May and George Martin. Mr. Martin is a member of the Owls fraternity. He is a farmer near Ruby. George Washington Walker married Rachel Rogers and they were the parents of Mrs. Sarah...

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Biographical Sketch of Nicholas B. McNair

(See Sanders, Cordery and McNair) -Nicholas B. McNair, born May 1, 1859, educated in the schools of the Cherokee Nation. Married in December 1877, Rachel, daughter of Thomas and Nannie (Sonicooie) Sanders, born in 1849. They were the parents of: Oscar, born October 22, 1878; Clement, born January 28, 1830 and Etta McNair, born August 12, 1882. Mrs. Rachel McNair died December 22, 1884. He married December 25, 1894, Martha, daughter of William McDonald and Nancy Jones, born March 12, 1866 in Union County, Georgia. They are the parents of: Nannie, born August 28, 1895; William Gunter, born July 15, 1897; Benjamin Franklin, born September 9, 1899; James Porter, born December 30, 1901 and Philip Pinckney, born October 23, 1905. Mr. McNair belongs to, the Wolf Clan, is a farmer and a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities. David McNair, of Scotch decent, born is 1744, married Delilah Amelia, daughter of “Rich” Joseph and Elizabeth Vann, born 1795. He died August 15, 1836 and she died November 30, 1838. Their son, Nicholas Byers McNair, married Mary, the daughter of John and Sarah (Cordery) Rogers. John Rogers, of English and Scotch descent, was born in 1779 in Burke County, Georgia. He was called “Nolichucky Jack” to differentiate him from another intermarried citizen of the Nation at that period, the other one was called “Hell Fire Jack” Rogers. Nicholas...

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