Collection: Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Biographical Sketch of Wright Dupree

(See Adair) Wright Dupree, born August 8, 1890 in Texas, was educated at Vinita, Oklahoma, and Sedalia, Missouri Business College. He married at Centralia, Oklahoma, July 12, 1914, Rosa, daughter of I. J. and Emma Wright, born January 12, 1894. They are the parents of Louis Wright Dupree, born June 9, 1915, and Francis Elizabeth Dupree, born April 1, 1917. Mr. Dupree is the son of William E. Dupree, born November 9, 1857 in Texas, who married Anna L. Wright on January 11, 1883. They are members of the talented Bell and Adair families. Mr. and Mrs. Dupree are members of the Baptist Church, and he is a rural mail carrier at Vinita,...

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Biographical Sketch of William Meeks

William, son of George and Minerva (Fleetwood) Meeks, was born March 5, 1880 in Sequoyah District, educated in Cherokee public schools and Male Seminary. Married September 11, 1905 Goldie May Perry. They are the parents of Sylvia Pauline, born September 7, 1906; Mary Louise, born June 3, 1909; Della Ruth, born September 19, 1912 and Wyllie Burtis, born June 1, 1919. William Meeks was left an orphan while a small child and through adverse circumstances has struggled to a competence and the respect of his community. A Methodist in church affiliation he has ascended in masonry to the Thirty second degree and Shriner. He Served in Company K, First Infantry for two and a half years in the Philippines during the Spanish-American war and was very active in World War work. His brother Lewis Samuel was a member of the Thirteenth Marines in the World...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. John Leafer

(See Conrad and Foreman)-Floren Frances, daughter of William H. and Letitia (Woodard) Foreman, April 2, 1881, educated in the Cherokee National schools in Tahlequah District. Married at Tahlequah in 1903 John Leafer. They are the parents of John and Lawrence Leafer. Mr. Leafer is a farmer near...

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Biographical Sketch of James M. F. Gamble

James Madison Fletcher, son of William and Elizabeth (Plunkett) Gamble, was born in Indiana May 31, 1856. Married May 31, 1882 Julia Ann, daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann (Fish) Wheeler. They are the parents of Verdie Ansell, born April 12, 1883, is a Mason and Woodman of the World, married Ethel Sutton; Bernice Gordon, born April 5, 1885; Dudley Martin, born October 18, 1888, married Flo Waybrigh and Otto Erick Gamble, born March 11,...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Luther Jordan

Victoria, daughter of Robert and Ivy Ann (Taylor) Powell, born in North Carolina, September 17, 1880. Married at Adair, November 6, 1902, Luther, son of John and Mary Jordan. They are the parents of Myrtle Marie, born September 5, 1903; William L., born October 4, 1904, and Florence Jordan, born December 14, 1910. Mr. Jordan is a farmer and lives near Adair. They are members of the Methodist...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. George H. Freeman

(See Grant) Ruth Jane, daughter of Ellis and Mary (Fields) Dick was born in Delaware District January 8, 1870, and was educated in the Cherokee National Schools. Married October 17, 1884, Charles Henry, Hawkins, born in Lewis County, Missouri, October 16, 1860. They are the parents of Emma Lee Hawkins, born near Catale, February 18, 1898. Married at Claremore, September 12, 1919, George H. son of John and Martha Freeman, born February 15, 1896. They are the parents of Paul Lawrence Freeman, born August 2, 1920. Mr. Freeman served in the World War in Company H, 56th Infantry. Honorably discharged at Fort Sheridan, February 28,...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Lee Cook

Nannie, daughter of Clark and Lydia (Smith) Swimmer, was born in the Cherokee Nation. Educated in Cherokee National schools. Married at Webbers Falls in 1898 Lee Cook. They are the parents of: Andrew, who served three months in the World war; Glenn, and Evaline Cook. Mr. Cook is a...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Claude W. Mitchell

(See Grant and Duncan) Emma E., daughter of John Martin and Alice R. (Smith) Daniel, was born at Vinita, February 19, 1892; was educated at the Female Seminary at Tahlequah. She married at Vinita July 31, 1911, Claud W., son of William W. and Emma Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell died October 23, 1918. They were the parents of Mary Nadine, born March 3, July 8, 1918. John Martin Daniel was born October 2, 1843, and married August 1, 1876, Alice R. Smith, born June 10, 1855. They were the parents of Marma D., James Henry, Robert John, Lula May, Eliza E., Martha J., Emma E., William, Edgar Jackson and Walter Scott Daniel. Lula May Daniel married R. F. Parker, and lives at Welch, Oklahoma. Eliza E. Daniel married Samuel Nidiffer and Jeff Blevins. Martha J. Daniel married Elbert Snider and lives at Vinita,...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Benoni H. Durall

(See Duncan) Ada Bertha, daughter of John Robert and Emma (Landrum) Dobkins was born August 6, 1879. Educated at Chetopa, Kansas. Married at Welch, August 25, 1897 Benona H., son of B. S. and Anna Durall, born March 9, 1873 in Neosho County, Kansas. They are the parents of Harold Robert, born June 23, 1898. Enlisted in the navy during the World War assigned to the reserves force stationed at Pelham Bay, N. Y. from May 29, 1918 to February 1, 1919. Married May 15, 1921 Florence L. Rodant; Hugh Allen, born November 16, 1902; George Marvin, born March 2, 1905; Ada Leah, born May 5, 1907, and Charles Ivan Durall, born March 10, 1913. Mrs. Benona H. Durall is a member of the Methodist Church, Rebecca and Eastern Star orders. Mr. Durall is engaged in the insurance and loan business in...

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Biographical Sketch of Daniel W. Lowrey

(See Oolootsa, Ross, Conrad and Hildebrand.) -Daniel Webster, son of Henry and Mary (Parris) Lowrey, born October 2, 1860. Educated in the Cherokee National Schools; Married July 19, 1885, Ellen, daughter of James and Elizabeth (Hendricks) Gourd, born May 1, 1862, educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and Female Seminary. They are the parents of: Florence, born May 23, 1886; George, born August 15, 1887; Richard Walker, born September 8, 1890; James, born October 13, 1892; John, born September 4, 1894, and Dora Lowrey, born August 21, 1898. James and John Lowrey each served a year in the American Expeditionary Forces in France. Mr. and Mrs. Lowrey are members of the Methodist Church and he is a Modern Woodman of America. They are farmers, near...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Albert P. Goforth

(See Foreman) Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew and Jennie (Bigby) Taylor was born in the Cherokee Nation, east of the Mississippi. She married William Covington Ghormley, born March 25, 1817. He died September 10, 1896. Their daughter Isabel Jane Ghormley married Felix Nelson Witt. Rachel Matilda, daughter of Felix Nelson and Isabel Jane Witt was born in Going Snake District September 24, 1874 and educated in that District. She married on July 24, 1890 Albert Perry, son of Jefferson and Catherine Goforth, born February 14, 1864 in Georgia. They are the parents of: Eulelma Pearl, born January 5, 1892, married Philander B. Day; Euletia Catherine, born January 20, 1893 ; Lula Belle, born May 26, 1897 married July 17, 1921 Joseph C. Melton; Alta, born June 6, 1899; Marietta, born January 4, 1905; Albert, born September 21, 1907; Bessie Jaunita, born September 15, 1910 and Elizabeth Lee Goforth, born April 2, 1912. Mr. Goforth is a farmer, near...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Arthur B. Jordan

(See Adair) Viola Adair, born June 15, 1893, educated at Adair. Married at Adair October 28, 1911, Arthur Basil Jordan. They are the parents of: Anna Mae, born Aug. 17, 1912; Basil Franklin, born February 4, 1914; Ruby La Von, born October 30, 1915; Carl Hubert I born March 4, 1918, and Virgil Lawrence Jordan, born December 23, 1919. Mrs. Jordan belongs to the Deer Clan. Mr. Jordan is farming near Adair. Virgil Harry Adair married Dorinda Galloway and they are the parents of Mrs. Arthur B....

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Biographical Sketch of Peter J. Coyne

(See Grant)-Peter Joseph Coyne, born of Irish parentage, in England October 19, 1869. Married at Vinita, March 11, 1893 Margaret Shanahan, born May 31, 1874. They are the parents of: Mary Ellen, born March 27, 1894, married F. M. Gleason; Agnes Mary, born January 5, 1896; Patrick William, born March 16, 1898, served in the World war overseas fourteen months in the Aerial Corps; Peter Joseph, born March 12, 1900; Caroline, born March 9, 1904; Emmett Charles, born January 5, 1907; Joseph L., born June 8, 1910; Woodrow Riley, born February 10, 1913, and Marguerite Ambrosia Coyne, born November 13, 1916. Mr. and Mrs. Coyne are members of the Catholic church and are successful farmers near Estella. Straight forward, honest and logical Peter J. Coyne has been chosen by his fellow citizens as flotorial representative of Craig and Rogers Counties on November 3, 1908; representative of Craig County on November 8, 1910, and November 5, 1912, and state senator from the twenty-ninth district on November 7, 1916. Patrick Shanahan, born Mar. 11, 1833, in Tipperary, Ireland, and married Charlotte daughter of Nelson and Margaret (Scrimsher) Rogers, born January 27,...

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Biographical Sketch of William P. Goddard

(See Grant, England, Ghigau and Ward) Catherine, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Harlin) England was born November 11, 1855. Married December 23, 1869 Larkin, son of Ira and Elizabeth (Blythe) Goddard. He died May 28th, 1873 and she died February 21, 1921. They are the parents of William Penn Goddard, born November 3, 1870. Educated in the Male Seminary. Married at Bluejacket, April 1894 Nora, daughter of Gabriel and Cynthia Endicott born March 8, 1875 in Bourbon County, Kansas. They are the parents of Fleming Larkin Goddard, born June 1896. Married May 4, 1918 Ethel Pennington., They are the parents of Erma Gine Goddard born at Welch, July 14,...

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