Location: Porum Oklahoma

Biography of Claude J. Dodge

Claude J. Dodge, a native son of Oklahoma and a member of one of the honored pioneer families of the state, is now serving as postmaster of Boynton and is proving a most capable incumbent in the office, being efficient and trustworthy in the discharge of his duties. He was born in Porum, Muskogee County, June 3, 1898, a son of Thomas and Jane (Chambers) Dodge, natives of Tennessee, who came to Indian Territory at the time, the Cherokees were transferred from Tennessee to this state. The father settled near Porum, in Muskogee County, where he spent his remaining years, devoting his attention to the operation of a farm. He passed away in September, 1907, but the mother survives and is now residing at Warner, Oklahoma. In the acquirement of an education Claude J. Dodge attended the public schools of Porum and the A. & M. College at Warner. During his senior year, following the entry of this country into the World war, he enlisted in the United States navy on the 24th of April, 1917, first serving as guard on a transport and later on a destroyer. On March 12, 1919, while returning to this country, his ship encountered a severe storm and he was thrown against the wheel, receiving such severe injuries that an operation was deemed necessary, and he has never fully regained his health. On...

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Biography of Daniel H. Coodey

Although one of the younger representatives of journalistic interests in northeastern Oklahoma, Daniel H. Coodey has already won a well established position in newspaper circles of this part of the state as publisher of the Porum Journal, which he is making an up-to-date paper, carefully edited and devoted to the welfare of the district. He is a native son of Oklahoma, his birth having occurred in Porum on the 21st of July, 1901, and his parents are Daniel R. and Ella E. (Hodgins) Coodey, the former also a native of this state, while the latter was born in Mississippi. The father is one of the pioneer merchants of Porum, having taken up his residence here in 1904, in which year the town was founded, and he is likewise prominent in the public life of his community, serving as justice of the peace. The mother is also living and the enjoy the esteem and goodwill of an extensive circle of friends. Daniel H. Coodey was graduated from the Porum high school with the class of 1921 and while there pursuing his studies he learned typesetting, acquiring a good knowledge of the printer’s trade. Following the death of Mr. Price, the former publisher of the Porum Journal, Mr. Coodey took over the plant, which he has operated, clearly demonstrating his adaptability for this line of work. He is publishing the Journal...

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Biography of Charles W. Vowell, M. D.

Dr. Charles W. Vowell, a leading representative of the medical fraternity of Washington County, has followed his profession in Porum since 1906 and his pronounced ability has won for him an extensive practice. He was born in Collinsville, Grayson County, Texas, in January, 1870, and is a son of James J. and Josephine (Choate) Vowell, both of whom were natives of Missouri. The father was a veteran of the Civil war, serving for three years with a Missouri regiment as a member of the Confederate army under General Robert E. Lee. He devoted his life to the occupation of farming and in 1865, following the close of the war, he went to Texas, where he purchased land, on which he engaged in the raising of cattle until 1916, when he retired from active business pursuits and is now residing at Temple, Oklahoma. The mother passed away in December, 1874. Dr. Vowell obtained his preliminary education in the public schools of Collinsville, Texas, and then became a student in the Memphis Hospital Medical College at Memphis, Tennessee, from which he was graduated with the class of 1892. He at once entered upon the work of his profession, going to Belcher, Texas, where for two years he maintained an office, and then came to Oklahoma, first locating at Wynne Wood, near Oklahoma City, there residing for four years, or until 1898....

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Biography of John H. Plunkett, M. D.

Thoroughly equipped by liberal collegiate training for the profession which he makes his life work and in which he has ever displayed the strictest fidelity to high principles, Dr. John H. Plunkett is numbered among the leading physicians and surgeons of Porum, where for the past eight years he has been engaged in practice. A native of Arkansas, he was born in Logan County, April 12, 1874, his parents being Jasper and Mary (Bennett) Plunkett, the former also a native of that state, while the latter was born in Tennessee. The father engaged in the cultivation of a farm in Logan County and devoted his entire life to agricultural pursuits in that locality. He was a veteran of the Civil war, becoming a member of the Arkansas infantry and serving for two years as a member of the Confederate army. He passed away on the 17th of August, 1886, at the age of forty-three, but the mother survives and is now a resident of Porum, Oklahoma. In the acquirement of an education John H. Plunkett attended the public schools of Logan and Johnson counties, Arkansas, after-ward spending a year as a student in Cumberland College at Clarksville, Arkansas, while subsequently he pursued a two years’ course in the Peabody Normal College at Nashville, Tennessee. He then devoted his attention to educational work, teaching for four years in the schools...

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