Location: Tahlequah Oklahoma

Biographical Sketch of Samuel Terrell

(See Grant, Conrad and Hendricks) -Samuel, son of John and Samantha (Gourd) Terrell, was born in Tahlequah District No. 17, 1878, educated at Eureka and Male Seminary. Married Sept. 4, 1910, Rachel, daughter of Benjamin and Cynthia (Lillard) Talley, born March 7, 1886 and educated in Tahlequah District. They are the parents of: Susie, born June 20, 1921 and Samuel Terrell, born Sept 1, 1913. Mr. Terrell is a farmer near Tahlequah and Mrs. Terrell is a vocal music teacher. Susie Martin married Noah Lillard and their daughter Cynthia married Benjamin Talley. Jackson R. Gourd married Elsie Wilson and their son, Ellis, married Susan Riley. They were the parents of Samantha Gourd who married John and was the mother of Samuel...

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Biographical Sketch of William Penn Sevier

William Penn, Son of John and Eliza (Potts) Sevier, born Aug. 1874, educated at the Orphan Asylum. Married at Tahlequah, Ida E., daughter of Robin and Darky Emily Penn, born May 1, 1875. They are the parents of Alma E. Sevier, born March 25, 1903. Mr. Sevier, who is at present a salesman, is one of the best interpreters among the Cherokees and is one of the few Cherokee typesetters. It is thought that there are not more than three in the tribe, if that many. His ancestors, his great grandfather was of Scotch descent who came to America in early days. In his line of chronology runs that of Seviers, Morgans and...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry Shade

(See Grant and Oolootsa) Henry, son of Isaac and Lucy (Smith) Shade was born in Tahlequah District, July 15, 1875. Married Feb. 19, 1902 Maggie Belt born July 19, 1880. Mr. Shade is one of the progressive farmers of Cherokee County and is a firm believer in good citizenship. Susie, the daughter of Edmond and Nellie (Lowrey) Fawling married Thomas Smith and they were the parents of Lucy Smith, wife of Isaac Shade and mother of Henry Shade, the subject of this...

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Biography of R. V. McSpadden

(See Foreman, Riley, Grant and Ghigau)-Richard Vance McSpadden born July 30, 1879 at Tahlequah. Educated at Tahlequah Public School and graduated from Male Seminary June 29, 1898. He married April 27, 1904 Ermina Essie Foreman, born February 23, 1879 in Vinita. She was educated in Vinita, Jackson, Tenn. and Cincinnati, Ohio. They are both members of the Methodist Church but do not belong to any fraternal orders or clubs. Mr. McSpadden is an oil producer and his wife was very energetic in World War work, especially in Red Cross work and as the directing officer of the Surgical Dressing rooms. James Walker McSpadden, the son of Reverend T. K. B. McSpadden, was born October 25, 1848 in Alabama. Married April 18, 1872 Annie Thompson, born May 4, 1852. He was for many years one of the stable business men of Tahlequah, as merchant and miller. Mrs. McSpadden died Sept. 20, 1891. Mr. McSpadden died April 19, 1905. Mr. and Mrs. McSpadden were the parents of Florence Wilson, married Philip Wharton Samuel; Richard Vance; Mary Jane, married Thomas R. Crookshank, and James Walker McSpadden, Jr. Ermina Essie Foreman was the only child of Dr. Austin Worcester Foreman, born at Park Hill, August 18, 1855. Graduated from the Louisville Medical College and located at Vinita, where he married on February 23, Emma Josephine Ridenhour, born May 18, 1858, in Vienna, Mo....

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Watie Foreman

(See Grant, Foreman, Hildebrand, Seabolt and Duncan) Thomas Watie, son of Thomas Leroy and Susan M. (Wolf) Foreman was born of Tahlequah January 12, 1860. Educated at Tahlequah. Married at Tahlequah, March 28, 1886. Cherokee Duncan daughter of George Washington and Mary (McLaughlin) Hughes, born February 11, 1870. They are the parents of: William Evarts, born Dec. 18, 1886, was in officers training camp during World War and is practicing law at Tulsa; Watie Cornelius, born Feb. 3, 1891 was in railroad service during the war and is the auditor of an oil company in Rogers, Arkansas, and Thomas Hughie Foreman, the youngest son was born May 9, 1894 was in the aerial service during the war and is a deputy sheriff in Miami, Florida. In Nov. 1921 was commissioned U. S. Prohibition agent for Miami Dist. Mr. Foreman’s Cherokee name is Takatoka. He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity sine 1884. Has been a law enforcement officer since statehood. He entered the Cherokee Advocate office at the age of fifteen and served on its staff until its discontinuance, being for a quarter of a century its business manager and for a good part of the time actual but not nominal Editor. Thomas Leroy was the son of Charles and parents of Josiah Henry, born January Annie (Seabolt) Foreman. Susan (Wolfe) Foreman mother of T. W Foreman...

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Biographical Sketch of Clarence Graves

Clarence, son of Charles and Abbie (Guthrie) Grave, was born in Wyandotte County, Kas. Sept. 20, 1872. He married at Talala, Effie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Griffith. Mr. Graves has a splendid education especially along commercial lines. He has been prominent in the mercantile activities of Talala since almost the beginning of the town. His father was a native of Hancock, Washington Co., Mo., he being the son of a prominent attorney who died while on legal business in Washington, D. C. Mrs. Abbie (Guthrie) Graves was of Wyandotte and Shawnee...

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Biographical Sketch of Robert J. Thompson

(See Grant and Ghigau)-Robert Jefferson, son of Johnson and Eliza Christine (Taylor) Thompson was born October 29, 1860, educated at Tahlequah, Male Seminary and Bacone College, graduated from the latter. Married in 1892, Rosa Gritts, born July 16, 1863 and died Feb. 25, 1910. They were the parents of: Eloise, born June 9, 1897; lda Frances, born Nov 29, 1899; Susie Taylor, born Feb. 19, 1902; Thomas Fox, born Oct. 4, 1905 and Sammie Cunningham Thompson, born May 6, 1908. James J. Thompson born 1893, died in 1897. Rose Jessie Thompson, born Aug 16, 1895, died in 1897. Mr. Thompson is a member of the Knights of...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Reuben Harris

(See Foreman)-Andrew Taylor, a native of Orange County, Virginia married Jennie Bigby and they were the parents of Minerva Jane Taylor who married Robert Wesley Walker, a native of North Carolina. Their daughter Senora Adelaide Walker born December 23, 1859 in Tennessee married June 16 1878 Morgan Lemuel Pyeatt born in Washington County, Arkansas December 29, 1851. He died April 29, 1889. Their daughter, Bessie Lee Pyeatt was born at Tahlequah in 1883. Educated in the Female Seminary. Married at Collinsville in 1901 Reuben, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Harris. They are the parents of: George, born Dec. 1911; Violet, born April 6, 1903; Beunah, born Aug. 1, 1912 and Arthur Harris, born March 28, 1919. Mr. and Mrs. Harris are members of the Methodist Church. He is an Odd Fellow and Knight of Pythias. They are farmers, near Ramona, Okla. Judge Walker, Mrs. Harris’ grandfather was Supreme Judge of Indian...

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Biographical Sketch of R. B. Garrett

(See Grant and Ward) Robert Bruce Garrett, born December 2. 1876 near Baptist Mission, Going Snake District educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and graduated from Male Seminary May 31, 1901. Appointed principal of the Cherokee Orphan Asylum in 1902. Married October 3, 1903, Cherokee Dora Edmondson, born October 23, 1879 in Delaware District, educated in the National Schools and graduated from Female Seminary June 23, 1897. They are the parents of Kathleen Butler Garrett, born January 22. 1906. James Robert Garrett, born June 29, 1850 in Carroll County, Tennessee married March 17, 1875, Elizabeth Greer, born August 30, 1854. He was appointed Clerk of Going Snake District, July 29, 1890 and elected to the same office, August 3, 1891. Mrs. J. R. Garrett died in 1903 and he died in January 1918. They were the parents of Robert Bruce, born Dec. 2, 1876; Simeon, born January 24, 1878 and died Oct. 1902; Mary E. born May 30, 1881; Allie R. born March 3, 1885; Lola born November 29, 1889; Captain J. W. born January 20, 1890 and Thomas B. Garrett, born April 16, 1892. Robert Bruce Garrett’s Cherokee name is Oochalata and that of his wife is Cherokee, They are members of the Methodist church. He is a Mason and Knight of Pythias and she is an Eastern...

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Biographical Sketch of Simon Ralph Walkingstick Jr.

Simon Ralph, son of Simon Ridge and Viola (Osborne) Walkingstick was born at Tahlequah Aug. 17, 1896. Educated at Bacone and Dartmouth Colleges, graduating from the latter with B. S. degree. Married at Syracuse, N. Y. December 15, 1917, Margaret E., daughter of C. H. McKaig. They are the parents of Syvertsen Ralph Walkingstick, born. July 3, 1920. Simon Ralph Walkingstick is a Presyterian. In Dartmouth, he was one of the eleven members of the students governing body, President of the College Y. M. C. A., President of the Collegiate Cosmopolitan Club. originator of one of the two principal College yells, Secretary of the New England College Prohibition Association, Secretary of the Army Y. M. C. A. work on the Mexican border in 1916 transferred to Egypt and then to India and later became Senior Secretary of the Y. M. C. A. activities with the British Army of Base Area in Mesopotamia rank of Captain and on returning to the United States he was assigned to the Oklahoma Y. M. C. A. work as Secretary of the State Indian...

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Biographical Sketch of Nellie K. Ross

(See Grant, Sanders, Ross and Ghigau)—Nellie Katherine McLeod, born February 8, 1872 at Tahlequah. Educated in the Cherokee Public Schools, Female Seminary and Drury College, Springfield, Missouri. She married April 26, 1891 George Starr Ross, born June 27, 1865. He was educated in the Cherokee National Schools and Male Seminary. He died November 24, 1894. They were the parents of Wayne McLeod born February 27, 1892 and Roy Vivian Ross, born January 15, 1894 and died October 9, 1920. Mrs. Ross Cherokee name is Lyuka. She is a Presbyterian and a member of the Quest Club. Wayne McLeod Ross is a book-keeper in the Farmers Bank and Trust Company at Claremore. Mrs. Ross’ parents were: Murdock McLeod, born January 28, 1834 at Cape John, Picton County, Nova Scotia, he married February 10, 1868 Annie Henry Brown, born August 5, 1851 at Tahlequah. She died December 31, 1873 and he died May 18,...

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Biographical Sketch of Austin Reagan

(See Foreman) –Austin Greely, son of Meriweather G. and Lydia A. (Hicks) Reagan, born September 25, 1883, educated in Male Seminary from which he graduated May 29, 1907. He married at Tahlequah, September 17, 1917, Grace daughter of John Robert and Nancy J. Wade, born May 18, 1896. They are the parents of: Knowlton, born March 30, 1918; Ruthben, born December 30, 1919, and the twins Woodrow and Warren Reagan, born March 4, 1921 Mr. Regan is a farmer and school teacher in Cherokee County,...

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