Location: Vinita Oklahoma

Biography of Mrs. F. B. Fite

(See Grant)-Julia Theresa, daughter of William Columbus and Jane (Davis) Patton was born December 29, 1867 in Walker County, Georgia. Educated at Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, and Vassar College. She married at Vinita November 13, 1889 Francis Bartow, son of H. W. and Sarah (Denman) Fite, born October 17, 1861 in Bartow County, Georgia. He graduated in 1886 from the Southern Medical College at Atlanta, Georgia, having received the medal for highest efficiency in his class. He is a leader in Oklahoma in surgery and civic progress. Dr. and Mrs. Fite, whose home is in Muskogee, are the parents of William Patton, born August 31, 1890; Frances, born September 24, 1893, Francis Bartow, born December 20, 1895; Edward Halsell, born December 27, 1898 and Julian Bixby Fite, born September 30, 1906. William Patton Fite graduated from Shattuck Military School, Faribault, Minnesota, from University of Virginia in1913 with the A. B, degree and in 1916 from the Medical Department. He Married June 1, 1918 Miss Maurine Mitchell of Fort Worth, Texas. Their daughter Jane Fife was born October 7, 1920. He served in the World War as Captain in the Medical Corps 36th Division. Is now practicing surgery in partnership with his father at Muskogee. Francis Fite graduated from Vassar College in 1916. Married July 7, 1920, Hubert Ambrister, an attorney in Oklahoma City. Francis Bartow Fite Jr. graduated from...

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Biographical Sketch of C. L. Harnage

(See Ghigau and Sanders) -Custis Lee, son of John Griffith and Emily Walker (Mayfield) Harnage was born June 30, 1867. Educated in Texas. Married at Vinita Jan. 29, 1899 Frances Catherine, daughter of Joseph Henry and Ruth Jane (Harlan) Hunt, born August 3, 1874. She was educated in Vinita. They were the parents of: Emma Ruth, born March 25, 1900; James Hall, born Jan. 10, 1902; Nannie Pauline, born Dec. 4, 1904, died Dec. 26, 1918; Lucile Dixie, born July 18, 1909; and Curtis Le Harnage, born Jan. 18, 1913. Mr. Harnage is a farmer and stockraiser at Talala. He is a member of the Masonic, I. O. O. F. and Knights of Pythias...

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Biographical Sketch of William C. Woodall

(See Woodall) William Coffee Woodall born in are District, April 20, 1870, educated Cherokee National Schools. Married 10, 1892 Sarah Ellen, daughter of John id Mary Jane Marker, born March 5. and educated in Delaware District. are the parents of: Lydia Wilson, born November 14, 1895., married Everett Tipton Watie, born March 19, 1898, educated in Craig County and Haskell Institute. Married at Lawrence, Kansas June 19, 1920, Agnes, daughter of Henry Mortimer and Etta Lesuer, born May 5, 1901 in Rain Camp, Siskiyou County, Calif.; Vera Marguerite, born March 9, 1900; Charles Washington, born December 28, 1902; Hazel T., born February 21, 1907; and Alma Ruthie, born October 25, 1909. William C. and his son Stand Watie are farmers near Vinita. William C. is a member of the Masonic order. George Caruth Woodall, a white man, born April 27, 1804, married in December 1827 Ellen Moore, a Cherokee. He died June 1, 1880. They were the parents of William Coffee Woodall, born July 4, 1835, married April 28, 1857, Margaret A. Ruse, born March 24, 1838. She died May 30, 1889 and he died November 7, 1915. They were the parents of William Coffee Woodall who married Sarah Ellen Marker. William Coffee Woodall, Sr., was elected Councilor from Delaware District, August 2, 1875 and August 5, 1877 and elected Senator from the same district August 6, 1883. He...

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Biographical Sketch of James Highland

(See Ghigau)-James Highland born February 19, 1877 is the son Michael and Nellie (Smith) Highland, the former a native of Dublin, Ireland and the born at Webber’s Falls, Cherokee Nation. James Highland was educated in the Cherokee public schools and Willie Halsell College, Vinita, Married at Vinita, September 8, 1910 Belle, daughter of William Alma Robbins. Mr. Highland was a member of Battery D, Heavy Artillery in the Spanish-American war. He is a Knight of Pythias. He has been in the meat business Vinita as cutter since...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Robert L. Madison

Niniya Jane, daughter of Cyrus and Lydia (Boggan) Cornatzer was born in Deleware District May 22, 1874 and educated in Kansas. Married at Vinita, November 16, 1892, Robert L., son of Isaac Gray and Elizabeth Madison, born October 8, 1861 in Hickory County, Missouri. They are the parents of Lydia, born April 6, 1894; Dabny Lee, born April 28, 1902 and Joseph Farris Madison, born May 22, 1904. Mr. Madison is a farmer and orchardist near Big Cabin. Cyrus Cornatzer, born in Johnson County, Kansas, February 10, 1852, married in March 1870, Lydia Boggan, born in Wadesborough, North Carolina, December 12, 1852. She died September 4, 1899. Cyrus C. Cornatzer lives in Vinita. He was the last Chief the Shawnee Tribe had before...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Fox Thompson

(See Grant and Ghigau)-Thomas Fox Thompson, born in Tahlequah District, May 3, 1848 and educated at Pea Ridge, Ark. Married Dec. 18, 1870 Susan C. Parks and after her death married on May 19, 1914 Lillie McBride, nee Schaer; his Cherokee name is Chisgua-kyah and he belongs to the Deer Clan. He is a Methodist and had retired after having been in the dry goods and grocery business in Vinita for twenty years. Mr. Thompson was elected member of the Council from Delaware District in...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Henry N. Cook

(See Grant)-Alice, daughter of Joseph Lynch and Alice (Tucker) Thompson was born Jan. 26, 1881, educated at Vinita and Female Seminary. Married at Vinita September 18, 1906 Henry N. born Dec. 21, 1863, son of Henry and Margaret Cook, born Aug. 17, 1836 in Missouri. They are the parents of: Evelyn Louise and Lucille Marie, twins, born December 16, 1907; Ellen Jaunita, born December 2?, 1908; Joseph Lewis, born April 25, 1911; Henry Ernest, born August 20, 1913; George Robert, born July 28, 1916; and Alice Vivian, born July 4, 1919. Mr. Cook’s first wife was Lila N. Foreman, a Cherokee who he married Nov. 20, 1898, died Dec. 6, 1905. Mr. Cook is a farmer near...

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Biographical Sketch of James F. Rogers

(See Rogers)-James Foster, son of Lewis and Elizabeth J. (Lisenbe) Rogers was born in September 1881. Educated in the Cherokee public schools and Male Seminary. Married at Vinita 1893, Josephine, daughter of John D, and Jennie Marker, born June 9, 1877. They are the parents of: Flora E. born February 16, 1894; James Foster, born July 13, 1899; Nellie Bell, born June 9, 1900; Mary J. born April 5, 1902; Annie L., born March 12, 1904 and Lewis T. born August 8, 1907. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers have adopted and are raising Talala Buchanan Rogers, born Oct. 18, 1912, a Cherokee girl. Mr. Rogers is a prosperous farmer and...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Bert F. Thompson

(See England) -Maggie L., daughter of William Garrett and Eliza (Scrimsher) Williamson, was born May 1, 1880. Educated in Worcester Academy, Vinita, and Female Seminary. Married near White Oak June 13, 1898, Bert F., son of Nathaniel and Zerilda Thompson. They are the parents of: Albert Louis, born Aug. 13, 1900; Harley C., born Nov. 22, 1904; Mabel Aline, born Oct. 15, 1908; Velma Viola, born Jan. 13, 1911, and Jaunita Thompson, born Sept. 2, 1913. Mr. Thompson is a farmer and stockman, near Centralia. Maurice, born February 19, 1918. Baby, born Nov. 8,...

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Biographical Sketch of Sue Adair Wallace

(See Adair, Grant, McNair Cordery and Duncan)-Sue -, born January 17, 1887 at Vinita, Cherokee Nation. Educated at Female Seminary married December 7, 1909 Robert Wilson Wallace. They are the parents of: Helen Adair Wallace born June 7, 1914. Wallace’s Cherokee name is Susonia. Wallace is an oil producer in the West Virginia and Texas oil...

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Biographical Sketch of James H. Donnelly,

(See Grant and Daniel)-James Henry, son of Henry and Emma Jane (Daniel) was born August 29, 1871. Educated in William Halsell College, Vinita. Married at Vinita January 5, 1896 Bertha Alice, daughter of Jasper and Lucy Claussen, born March 18, 1880, Christian County, III. They are the parents of: Mattie Agnes, born November 2, 1896, married William Beeman and has one son, William Stanton Beeman, born March 20, 1920; James Orville, born August 20, 1899; Ray Edgar, born February 20, 1903 and Bernice Mildred Donnelly, born March 6, 1906. Mr. and Mrs. Donnelly are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is a farmer, near Vinita. Educated at Willie Halsell College and Worcester...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. George W. Waller

Susie L. Hayes, born in the Salina District, Cherokee Nation, April 17, 1879, educated at Worchester Academy, Vinita, married February 26, 1895 George W. Waller, a successful farmer and stock raiser, who died August 28, 1915. They are the parents of: Goldie Jane, born September 3, 1897, married Frederick E. Taylor; William T. H., born February 5, 1899, married Della Price; Bertha M., born February 13, 1901 ; Bessie O. W., born September 21, 1905; Cricket Ruby, born July 4, 1907; Blynn Eldred, born September 20, 1909, and George Clifford, born February 14, 1912. Mrs. Waller’s Cherokee name is Su-saun-e. She is a member of the Methodist...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. L. C. White, Dr.

(See Ward). Nancy Louisa, daughter of Burges Gaither and Ann Eliza (Gunter) Chandler was born in Delaware District, July 30, 1884, and was educated in Willie Halsell College, Vinita. graduating in 1900. Married at Vinita, May 22, 1907, Dr. Lee Carl, son of Dr. George W. and Georgia A. (Adair) White, born December 25, 1873 in Warren County, Kentucky. He graduated from Kentucky University in 1905 and is an alumni of the Louisville University. He is a Mason and an Odd Fellow. They are the parents of Carl Chandler White, born March 9, 1919. Mrs. White is a member of the Methodist church and is a Rebecca. She is the youngest sister of Hon. T. A. Chandler, Congressman from the First District of Oklahoma. Dr. White enjoys a lucrative practice at...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. J. H. McKisick

(See Ghigau, Conrad and Duncan)—Nellie Josephine, daughter of Johnson Thompson and Catherine Isabel (Garbarine) Landrum, was born in Delaware District, May 6, 1890 and educated locally. Married at Vinita, August 8, 1910, James Houston, son of Charles D., and Lydia Elizabeth McKisick, born May 30, 1882 in Benton County, Ark. They are the parents of Stephen Dean, born June 14, 1912 and Clark Douglas McKisick, born August 6, 1919. Mr. McKisick is a mill owner and operator at Big Cabin. Mrs. Kisick is a member of the United Brethren Church. John, son of James and Rebecca (Duncan) Landrum married Nellie Otterlefter and they were the parents of Johnson Thompson Landrum. Samuel Candy, a white man, married Catherine, a full blood of the Wolf Clan. Their son, Samuel Candy, married Elizabeth West, a white woman. They were the parents of Ollie Candy who married Hair Conrad and their daughter Elizabeth married Daniel Hopkins. Daniel Hopkins and Elizabeth Hopkins were the parents of Sarah Abigal Hopkins, born Jan. 7, 1839 married September 9, 1860, Stephen Gray Garbarini, born September 8, 1827 in Tureila, Italy. They were the parents of Catherine Isabel, born June 23, 1868, married April 1889, Johnson Thompson Landrum, born in t860. The word Garbarine in Italian, is, one who pleases by...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. George W. Poplin

(See Ward)-—Catherine O. Chandler, born at Siloam, Ar­kansas, January 26, 1873 amid educated at Vinita. Married at Vinita, January 18, 1801 George Washington, son of William H. and Sarah Jane Poplin, born December 10, 1872 in Stodard County, Missouri. They are the parents of Anna Jane, born November 23, 1891; Ora Adelia, born March 18, 1893; Gaithor Oliver, born July 23, 1895; Marguerite, born October 9, 1897; Rosebud, born September 24, 1899; Nellie, born March 29, 1902; Van and Nan, twins, born April 16, 1906; Loren Ross, born June 11. 1908 and Ray Poplin, born December 20, 1910. Gaithor Oliver Poplin enlisted in the World War at Pryor, September 22, 1917. Was made Corporal Company A, 344th M.G. B. N. Promoted to Sergeant October 1. 1918. Was in the offensive at Villa en Haye August 24 to September 11, 1918 and St. Mihiel, Preverenville, Meuse, Argonne and Breussey from Sept 12 to November 11, 191 8. He was gassed on September 1 7, 1918 at St. Mihiel. Was in the Army of Occupation at Gillenifeld, Germany from December 19, 1918 to May 19, 1919. Sailed for America May 28,1918 and was discharged at Camp Pike, Arkansas, June 23, 1919. George W. Poplin is a bridge carpenter for the M. K. & T. F. F. with headquarters at Adam. Mrs. Poplin is a sister of Congressman Chandler of the First...

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