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Location: Oolagah Oklahoma

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Ford Smith

(See Ghigau and Hildebrand)-Eliza, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Patrick) Fry, born February 15, 1866. Educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and Female Seminary. Married at Tahlequah February 15, 1882 to Warren Alonzo, son of Alonzo and Sarah Westover, born March 22, 1844 in Illinois. He died November 28, 1896. They were the parents of: Willard W. born February 14, 1883; Thomas H. born December 11, 1885; Lelia Etta, born August 23, 1887; Josephine M. born January 27, 1890; Warren Ferdinand, born May 28, 1892 and died Feb. 28, 1913. Mrs. Eliza Westover married at Oolagah August 6, 1897 to Ford Clement, son of James G. and Amelia Smith born April 10, 1866, in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. They are the parents of: Lewis Clement, born May 4, 1898 and James Reagar Smith, born February 12, 1901. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are farmers near Wann, Okla. Their three sons were in service in the World...

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Biographical Sketch of Lulu Lipe

(See Oolootsa, Ross, Foreman and Riley)—Sarah Lulu Foreman, born March 15, 1875, educated at Oowala public school and the Female Seminary, from which she graduated in 1895. Married January 4, 1899 John Gunter Lipe, born December 16, 1864. He was educated at the Male Seminary and the University of Arkansas; engaged in the farming and cattle business; was a Mason, Elk, and Woodman of the World; he died May 20, 1913. Mr. and Mrs. Lipe were the parents of: Flora Foreman, born November 14, 1899; Ada Catherine, born August 27, 1901; Dewitt, born January 26, 1904; Lucy Campbell, born March 28, 1908 and Lulu Victoria Lipe, born August 27, 1912. Stephen Taylor Foreman, born at Park Hill, Tahlequah District, September 24, 1849, married April 28, 1874 Ada Carter McClellan, born at Cane Hill, Arkansas, Oc­tober 25, 1854. They were the parents of Mrs. Sarah...

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Biographical Sketch of Andrew Sell Whisenhunt

(See Downing) Andrew Bell, son of Noah and Nancy Jane (Phillips) Whisenhunt was born Dec. 27, 1873. Educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and Male Seminary. Married November 15, 1896, Cora Ann, daughter of John and Emily H. Cooper, born March 29, 1878 in Cook County, Texas. They are the parents of: Jefferson Bryan, born October 5, 1897. He is also a Mason; Emily Helen, born September 14, 1899; Winifred, born June 7, 1901, married December 23, 1919, Vernon Hurd and their son, Verna Lee Hurd, was born July 16, 1921; Cooper, born October 26, 1903; Ruth, born March 3, 1906; Claude, born August 3, 1908; Ross, born September 24, 1910; J. E., born November 10, 1914; Robert Bruce Whisenhunt, born June 30, 1917. Mr. and Mrs.Whisenhunt are Methodists and he is a Mason. They are farmers near Oolagah. Sidney Crittenden married Elijah Phillips and they were the parents of Nancy Jane Phillips, born February 19, 1839. Married December 28, 1859 Noah Whisenhunt, born in Carroll County, Georgia, October 27, 1832. He served the confederacy in Co. H. 24th Arkansas Infantry. Mrs. Nancy Jane Whisenhunt died November 1911, and he died in 1914. Emily Helen married Benjamin H. Dikeman, April 27, 1921. Their son Darrel Phillips born September 9,...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. T. J. Whisenhunt

(See Downing) Eliza, daughter of Isaac Peter and Rebecca (Woods) Howell, was born in 1869, educated in the Cherokee Public Schools. Married at Fishertown in 1886, Thomas Jefferson, son of Noah and Nancy Jane (Phillips) Whisenhunt, born February 25, 1864. They are the parents of: Lilliam Audie, born in 1880, William Walter, born in 1896; Andrew Jay, born in 1897; Robert Lee, born in 1900 and Clint Whisenhunt, born in 1909. Andrew J. Whisenhunt volunteered for service in the World War, and was fifteen months in training camp but did not go over seas. Lillian Audie attended the Female Seminary during 1906-9. Thomas Jefferson Whisenhunt was elected to council from Canadian District August 5, 1895 and August 2, 1897. He was elected County Commissioner of Rogers County, November 8, 1910 and November 5, 1912. Mr. Whisenhunt is a Mason and is a farmer near Oolagah. Sidney Crittenden married Elizabeth Phillips and they were the parents of Nancy Jane Phillips Whisenhunt. Edith Quinton married Thomas Woods and they were the parents of Rebecca Woods who married Issac Peter...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. D. J. Faulkner

Faulkner, Mrs. D. J. (See Foreman, Riley, Adair, Grant and Ghigau)—David Jesse, son of assistant Chief David McNair and Rachel Louvenia (Adair) Faulkner was born Jan. 2, t874, educated in the Cherokee public School and Male Seminary. Married October 31, 1900 Jennie McClellan Foreman, born at Oowala November 12, 1878, she was educated at Oowala and graduated from Female Seminary June 1, 1898. They are the parents of Tiana, born September 11, 1901; Oolootsa, born July 12, 1903; Frank Foreman born December 23, 1905; Ada McClellen, born March 2, 1910; David Famlyn, born January 30, 19 12; Taylor Adair, born February 8, 1915 and Ahniwake, born December 23, 1920. David L. Faulkner’s Cherokee name is Te-quen-yoste, he belongs to the Odd Fellow and Knights of Pythias lodges and is engaged in stock raising north of Claremore. He was elected a member of Council from Sequoyah District August 7, 1899 and elected County Commissioner of Rogers County November 5, 1812. Mrs. David 3. Faulkner is the daughter or Stephen Taylor Foreman born at Park Hill, September 24, 1848 married at Cane Hill Arkansas April 28, 1874 Ada Carter McClellan, born October 23, 1853. Stephen Taylor Foreman died January 30, 1891. John Thompson Adair, born December 22 1812, married January 30, 1840 Penelope Mayfield, born May 12, 1824. He was delegate to Washington, Chairman of the Citizenship Court and Chief Justice...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward Sunday

Edward, son of William Mary Sunday, was born in 1856 and on account of the Civil war he was not able to attend school but being a man of more than ordinary natural intelligence he has not made a splendid citizen but has accumulated a comfortable competency. He married in 1872 Nancy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilkerson. They were the parents of: Jennie, born September 5, 1875; William E., Lulu, married John Asa Polson; Edward A., married Rebecca Bible. Edward Sunday’s second wife was Margaret Sanders nee Garner and their daughter Ellen Sunday born October 2, 1888 and married Charles P. Morgan. Not having had the opportunity of gaining an education himself, Sunday has given each of his children splendid education; all being graduates. His son, William E., is one of the most substantial business men in Rogers County. Edward Sunday was elected a member of the Cherokee National Council, August 1, 1887 and was later the first Mayor of Oolagah in which town he now...

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Biographical Sketch of William P. A. Rogers

(See Downing, Corand, Oolootsa)-William Penn Adair, of Clement Vann and Mary America (Scrimsher) Rogers was born at the Rogers homestead near Oolagah November 4, 1879. Educated at Kemper Military School, Booneville, Missouri. Married at Rogers, Arkansas November 25, 1908 Betty, daughter of and Mrs. J. W. Blake. They are the parents of: William Vann, born October 20, 1911; Mary Amelia, born May 18, 1913 and James Blake Rogers, born July 25, 1915. Mr. Rogers is a member of the Shrine and Elk fraternities. He is a member of two clubs the Lambs and Friars. Commencing in the theatrical profession as an expert roper, while traveling in South Africa, he has had a remarkably successful career as a comedian, monologist and scenario...

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Biography of Joshua A. Stone

Joshua A. Stone. One of the old time citizens of Montgomery County was the late Joshua A. Stone, who identified himself with Independence and that locality soon after the country was open to settlement, and who impressed his ability and energy upon many local business activities. He was especially prominent in the coal mining industry. Mr. Stone died at his home in Independence April 30, 1914. Mrs. Stone, who is executrix of his estate, has proved herself a very competent business manager, and is one of the highly esteemed women of Montgomery County. Born in Centerville, Michigan, in March, 1846, Joshua A. Stone was sixty-eight years old at the time of his death. His father, George W. Stone, was born in Scotland in 1800. He came to this country a young man, and at Schenectady, New York, married Mary Jane Minders, who was a native of that city. From New York they went to Centerville, Michigan, and in 1849 he joined in the general exodus to the California gold fields. About 1870 he located in Kansas, homesteading a claim of 160 acres one mile north of Independence. He operated that as a farm for some years, but in 1886 retired to Cherryvale, where he died in 1889. He was a republican, and a very active and influential member in the Methodist Episcopal Church, which he served as a deacon....

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