Location: Rogers County OK

Biographical Sketch of Collie Fry

(See Sanders and Seabolt)-Lettie, daughter of John and Catherine (Seabolt) Chambers, was born in January 1843. Educated in the Cherokee National Schools. Married William Fry, born September 15, 1834. He was a stone-mason, having served his apprenticeship in England of which he was a native. Mrs. Lettie Fry died June 3, 1883 and he died Feb. 7, 1915. They were the parents of Collie Fry, born Sept. 3, 1878, educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and Male Seminary. Married at Independence, Kansas October 12, 1897. Irene, daughter of Edward and Nancy Trout, born Nov. 22, 1874 in Barton County, Missouri. They are the parents of: Gertrude, born Dec. 18, 1898; Cecil Raymond, born Aug. 3, 1900; Lettie Marie, born May 12, 1902; and Wahneta Fry, born Sept. 3, 1908. Mr. Fry is one of the farmers and stockmen of Rogers County. He is a member of the Woodmen of the World and Masonic fraternities at Claremore. Is a member of Oklahoma Consistory No. 1 Guthrie,...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas D. Bard Jr.

(See Cordery, Foreman and Blackburn)-Thomas Dunn, son of Thomas Dunn and Laura (Rogers) Bard, was born Oct. 4, 1880 in Dalton, Georgia. Educated in the Cherokee National Schools and Willie Halsell College. Joined the “Rough Riders” but mustered out on account of defective vision. Married at Claremore January 2, 1910, Elizabeth Belle, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Cherokee (Wisner) Prather, born July 29, 1889. They are the parents of: Jennie May, born Nov. 29, 1910; Jackson Rogers, born June 21, 1912 and Thomas Dunn Bard Ill, born May 24, 1915. Elizabeth Belle was educated at the Female Seminary and was a member of the graduating class of the last term of school at the old Male Seminary which burned April 12, 1910. James Holmes, son of Thomas Bard of Maryland, married Elizabeth Holiday Dunn and they were the parents of Thomas Dunn Bard who married Laura Rogers. Benjamin B. Wisner married Jennie, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Foreman) Elliott and they were the parents of Elizabeth Cherokee Wisner, born April 24, 1856. Married Joseph Prather in 1881 and she died September 12, 1894. Mr. and Mrs. Bard are Presbyterians. He is an Elk and an...

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Biographical Sketch of John M. Taylor

(See Foreman) –John Manchester, son of James Madison, born April 18, 1818, and died January 7, 1907, and Addle (Manchester) Taylor was born Aug. 14, 1860, in Cherokee County, North Carolina, and was educated in the Cumberland Presbyterian College, Louden, Tennessee, and at Atlanta, Georgia. Married at Claremore, Thursday, February 23, 1893, Bertha E. McCutchan, daughter of Samuel and Margaret McCutchan, born November 29, 1872, at Redoak, Charlotte County,Virginia and was educated in Missouri. They are the parents of Blaine Samuel, born June 25, 1894; Robert Clinton, born July 24, 1897; served during the World war in the Medical Corps; Florence Thelma, born August 17, 1902; McCutchan, born November 28, 1904; Oklahoma, born November 6, 1906, and John Manchester Taylor, born November 8, 1909. David Taylor, born December 16, 1791, to Orange County, Virginia, married Mary Ann Bigby, born August 9, 1802, and they were the parents of James Madison Taylor, who married Addie Manchester, a native of Providence, R.I. John Manchester Taylor, whose Cherokee name is Katahya, is a thirty-second degree Mason, Shriner and Elk. Attorney for the Cherokees, Creeks and Seminoles. Was U. S. Deputy Marshal for the Fort Smith Court for twenty-three years; Indian Police twelve years; Deputy Sheriff five years; Postal Inspector three years; Assistant Solicitor of Cooweescoowee District eight years; United States Commissioner 4 years and Master in...

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Biographical Sketch of Benjamin F. Sparlin

(See Grant, Palmour) -Benjamin, son of Oliver and Mattie Sparlin was born in Oklahoma Nov. 17, 1885. Married at Claremore, Okla. November 9, 1914, Mary L. Sparlin, daughter of B. F. and Amandie Palmour born Oct. 23, 1887 in Georgia. They are the parents of Amy Gazelle, born March 12, 1917 and William Sparlin, born June 10, 1920. Mr. Sparlin is a farmer near...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Woodley Phillips

(See Grant and Oolootsa)-Maude Hoyt McSpadden, born at Chelsea, Cherokee Nation, March 15, 1885, educated at Chelsea and the Female Seminary, from which she graduated June 9, 1903. She married April 3, 1905 Woodley Gail Phillips, born in Crawford Co. Penn. May 15, 1877. They are the parents of Joel Arthur, born February 6, 1906 who died Dec. 13, 1914; Donald Mortimer, born Oct. 12, 1908; Ross Marvin, born Apr. 16, 1912; Lawrence Gail, born Mar. 22, 1916; Paul McSpadden, born March 25, 1918. Woodley Gail Phillips of English decent was among oil operators coming into Oklahoma from Pennsylvania in September 1902. Connected with Cherokee Oil and Gas Co., one of the pioneer companies of the...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. R. C. Woods

Lelia LeVander Mizel born at Chelsea, April 14, 1890, educated at Chelsea and Female Seminary. Married October 19, 1910, Raymond Charles Woods, born December 15, 1885, in Labette County Kansas. They are the parents of: Charles Edwin, born April 26, 1912; Lois Evelyn, born August 29, 1914 and Raymond Woods, born February 13, 1921. Mr. Woods is the son of Oscar E. and Clara Woods, and Mrs. Lelia LeVander Woods is the daughter of John LeVander and Susan Lillie (McIntosh) Mizer; the latter, the daughter of John Ross McIntosh, the last Chief Justice of the Cherokee...

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Biographical Sketch of Lew Wofford Hutchins

(See Ghigau and Sanders)-Lew Wofford Hutchins born May 1892 educated at Claremore. Married at sea, June 6, 1916 Emma Lea Clarke, July 26, 1892 in Jackson, Tennessee are the parents of: Lew Wofford, born 13, 1917 and Jetnette Lea Hutchins, July 14, 1918. Lew Wofford Hutchins is the son of Willard and Nettie (Smith) Hutchins former born June 12, 1857 in Marion, Nebraska and married May 10, 1891 Nettle Smith, born February 15, 1872. Emma Lea Clarke is the daughter of Richard Emma (Lea) Clarke, the former April 26, 1848 and married February1879 Emma Lea, born January 19, 1846. Richard Clarke is deceased and his wife died in...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Harry J. Witz

(See Daniel)-Julia Inez Scudder, born January 21, 1892, educated at Chelsea. Married October 25, 1916, Harry J., son of Albert and May Witz. She belongs to the Methodist church and is an Eastern Star. Mr. Witz is connected with Chelsea Oil Refinery. Mrs.Witz is the daughter of W. H. H. and Margaret...

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Biographical Sketch of Mary Theresa Reed

(See Grant) —Mary Theresa Flippin daughter of, J. F. and Mary Lane (Little) Flippin and grand-daughter of William and Theresa Lane (Davis) Little was born at Verdigris, June 29, 1896, married at Claremore September 3, 1915 A. F. Reed born April 10, 1893 in Arkansas. They are the parents of: Elizabeth Ann, born October 26, 1916 and James Franklin Reed, born November 24, 1919. Mr. Reed is assistant cashier of the Farmers Bank and Trust Co. of...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. J. G. Moore

(See Cordery and Daniel).—Stonewall Jackson Rogers, born March 21, 1867, married in July 1890 Mary Kelly, born June 30, 1870 in Tennessee. She died in February 1907, and he died Septem­ber 13, 1907. They were the parents of Frances Leeper, born in Cleveland, Tennessee, September 1, 1892, educated at Chelsea, Northeastern State Normal, and the University of Tennessee; married at Sapulpa, Oklahoma, November 4, 1916 Joseph Gar­land Moore; Robert Kelly, born January 26, 1895; Mary Louisa, graduate of Chelsea High School, 1919; Henry Curtis, born January 30, 1903, graduate of the Chelsea High School May 1921, and Rebecca Mc­Nally Rogers born June 19, 1904. Joseph Garland and Frances Leeper Moore are the parents of Eugenia Graeme, born August 4, 1918 and Joseph Garland Moore, born September 4,...

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Biographical Sketch of J. B. Milam

(See Oolootsa and Grant)—Elizabeth Peach McSpadden, born August 27, 1883 at Chelsea, Cherokee Nation, educated at Chelsea and the Female Seminary at Tahlequah, from which she graduated June 9, 1903. Married April 6, 1904 Jesse Bartley Milam, born March 10, 1884, graduated from the Metropolitan Business College, Dallas, Texas, May 24, 1902; President of the Bank of Chelsea, and was appointed as one of the three members of the Sta1e Banking Board in 1920. Mr. and Mrs. Milam are the parents of: Hindman Stuart, born April 16, 1907; Mildred Elizabeth, born May 10, 1910, and Mary Ellen, born May 16, 1916. Mrs. Milam belongs to the Methodist church, is an Eastern Star, and a member of the Delphian Club. Florence Ellen Hoyt, born November 2, 1858 in Pennsylvania, married April 8, 1879 Joel Cowan McSpadden born April 6, 1850 in DeKalb county, Ala. He died at Albuquerque, N. M., June 16, 1898, interment at Chelsea cemetery June 24, 1898. They are the parents of Elizabeth Peach (McSpadden) Milam. Joel Cowan McSpadden was the son of Reverend T. K. B. and Elizabeth (Green) McSpadden. Jesse Bartley is the son of William Guinn Milan and Sarah E. (Couch)...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. G. W. Milam

(See Grant).—Sarah Ellen Couch, born near Italy, Texas, October 17, 1863, educated in Texas and at the Female Seminary of the Cherokee Nation, married October 20, 1881, William Guinn Milam, born March 12, 1860 in Moulton, Lawrence county, Alabama. He is the son of J. B. and Sallie J. Milam. William Guinn and Sarah E. Milam are the parents of: Jesse Bartley, born March 10, 1884; Allie, born November 26, 1885; Noolie, born November 16, 1888; Viola, born February 17, 1891 Charles, born July 23, 1894, enlisted in the 90th Division Headquarters Signal Corpse, 358th. Infantry; was killed in action at Argonne, France, October 24, 1918, pay­ing the supreme sacrifice that the world might live; William Walker, born July 26, 1896; Annie Wheeler, born September 15, 1898, and Gladys May, born October 14, 1901. Nancy Ellen Adair, born October 18, 1839, married June 15, 1856 Samuel Mitchell Couch, born January 3, 1838 in Alabama. She died November 1, 1173, and he died September 25, 1877. They were the par­ents of Sarah E. (Couch) Milam. William Guinn Milam was elected County Commissioner of Rogers County in 1907-10. He is an active and broadminded citizen taking interest in every movement for pub­lic welfare, supporting the various civic movements, and rounding out the life of a useful...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Walker Milam

(See Oolootsa, Cordery, Downing and Grant)—Maude Irene McSpadden, born April 5, 1896, educated at Chelsea, and A. & M. College at Stillwater, graduated from the Chelsea High School in 1916, married at Chelsea May 19, 1917 William Walker Milam, born July 26, 1896. educated at Chelsea, Kemper Military School, Boonville, Missouri and Oklahoma University. He served in the army during the World War; he is president of the Milam Oil Company, is a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner. Mr. and Mrs. Milam are the parents of: William Thomas, born June 19, 1918, and Walker Mortlock, born January 24, 1921. Robert Rogers, a quarter-blood Cherokee married Sallie Vann, an eighth-blood Cherokee, born January 23, 1818. He died July 4, 1842 and she died May 28, 1882. They were the parents of Clement Vann Rogers, born January 11, 1839, married Mary America Schrimsher, born October 9, 1839. She died May 28, 1890 and he died October 28, 1911. He was the oldest member of the Oklahoma State Constitutional Convention, and Rogers county was named in his honor. Clement Vann, and Mary America Rogers were the parents of: Sally Clementine, married John Thomas McSpadden; Robert Martin, died aged seventeen; Maude Ethel, married Captain Lane Lane; May, married John Matthews Yocan, and Frank Stine; William Penn Rogers, the celebrated comedian and movie actor. John Thomas and Sallie Clementine McSpadden are the parents of...

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Biographical Sketch of Clem R. Musgrove

(See Grant and Downing)—Clement Rogers, son of Francis and Clara Elizabeth (Alberty) Musgrove, born February 14, 1882 near Oowala. Educated at Oowala and Male Seminary, married at Claremore December 25, 1905 Veta L., daughter of Jonas F. and Rosa L. Harris. They are the parents of: Dorothy L., born July 1, 1909 and Edwin H. Musgrove born September 16, 1912. Clement R. Musgrove is an Elk. He was appointed County Clerk of Rogers County, May 3, 1920, and elected to the same position in November...

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