Location: Chouteau Oklahoma

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Oscar Franklin

(See Adair and Ghigau)-Frankie May Adair, born February 25, 1874. Married at Chouteau, December 18, 1912 Oscar, son of Marion and Jennie Franklin. They are the parents of Hogan Christopher, born September 4, 1913; Oscar George, born December 4, 1917 and Owen Adair Franklin born June 15, 1920. Mr. Franklin is a farmer and their residence is six miles north east of Chouteau. Benjamin Franklin Goss married Sarah Emily Bean. Their daughter Susannah Deborah married Richard Welch and they were the parents of Sarah Emily who is the mother of Mrs. Frankie May Franklin.

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. William R. Samuel

(See Downing) Minnie L., daughter of Clement and Rebecca Caroline (Bryan) Hayden, was born at Chouteau April 5, 1879. She was educated in Liberty, Mo. Married on April 21, 1901, William Ruben Samuel, born February 2, 1869 in Calloway County, Missouri. He graduated May 28, 1902, from Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri. They are the parents of Rebecca Ann Samuel, born Oct. 3, 1917. Mr. Samuel is Secretary of the State Bankers Association, and is a Mason and Odd Fellow. He was for four years State Insurance Commissioner. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel are members of the Methodist church, and residents of

Biographical Sketch of W. T. Whitaker

Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of David and Mary Ann. (Bigby) Taylor was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina Oct. 18th, 1819, Married April 2, 1834 to Stephen Whitaker who was born in the same County and State on February 9, 1814. They were the parents of William Thomas Whitaker, born February 14, 1854 in same County and State. William Thomas came to Indian Territory in 1871, remaining 4 years, returned to his native state and on April 25, 1875 married Stacy L. Hood who was born in the same county and State on May 25, 1860. They removed to the Indian

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. T. L. Snodgrass

(See Grant, Downing, Ghigau)-Lydia Beatrice Wilder, Jan. 28, 1883, in Choteau, educated at I Institute, Muskogee. Married at all November 4, 1900, Thomas Leonard of E. C. and Nora Snodgrass, born 16, 1873 in Washington County, Va. are the parents of: Carlotta Marie Snodgrass, born May 17, 1912. Charlotte Belle, daughter of Ellis and (Buffington) West, born August 10, 1847 married March 1870 Jacob West Markham, born July 2, 1843. He died April 27, 1877 and she married March 1878, William Lavesque Wilder, born March 24, 1839 Lafayette County, Tennessee, served during Civil War in Co. “A” Twelfth Arkansas Infantry,

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Charles G. Watts

(See Downing). -Flora Elvina Lindsay, born at Chouteau, February 9, 1879, educated at Chouteau and Female Seminary from which she graduated in June 1897. She taught in the. Female Seminary and the Orphan Asylum; married at Bryan’s Chapel, November 4, 19o6 Charles Gholson, son of Jefferson and Catherine Watts, born February 8, 1875. They are the parents of: Clyde Jefferson, born December 30, 1907, and Charles Gordon Watts, born November 10, 191 . Charles Gholson Watts was twice elected District Judge of the Third Judicial District of Oklahoma and was one of the most popular members of the bench. He

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Jay Paul Brown

Brown, Mrs. Jay Paul (See Grant and Foreman)—Alma Ramona Taylor born in Hanford, California, July 16, 1884, educat­ed in Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri and Fairmont Seminary, Weatherford, Texas, graduating from the latter in 1905, specialized in instrumental music. She married at Chouteau November 27, 1917, Jay Paul, sons of Paul Jay and Martha A. Browns, born October 15, 1874 in Wood County, Ohio. They are the parents oh Martha Sue Brown, born at Muskogee, December 28, 1919. Mr. Brown is a merchant at Chouteau. Ann Olivia, daughter of Isaac and Catherine (Rathiff) Bushyhead was born in Georgia, November 27,

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Dr. Samuel Ralston Bates

Bates, Mrs. Dr. S. R. (See Downing)— Hattie Lindsey, born Jan. 3, 1872, educated at Chouteau and Female Seminary. Married January 20, 1900, Dr. Samuel Ralston Bates, born Jan. 2, 1870 in Winchester, Tenn. He graduated from the Medical Department of Vanderbilt University in May 1897. The heads of the Scottish house of Lindsay at different dates were Sir Walter Lindsay in 1116 A. D., David Lindsay who was created first Earl of Crawford in 1398 and Alexander Lindsay who became Earl of Balcarres, January 9, 1651. Mrs. Bates’ mother was the daughter of Joel Mayes Bryan. The first Bryan

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. W. L. Brown

(See Downing) Leona Deen, daughter of Clement and Rebecca Caroline (Bryan) Hayden, was born August 18, 1886, at Chouteau. She was educated in her native village and Stephens College, Columbia, Mo. She married at Chouteau March 5, 1905, William L., son of Wifford C. Brown and Sarah Francis Brown, born July 7, 1883, in Anderson County, Ky. He was educated in his native county and Danville, Ind., and graduated from Waddy College, Waddy, Ky. They are the parents of Eloise Caroline, born Feb. 8, 1906, Charles Hayden, born Aug 5, 1907 and William L. Jr. born Sept. 1, 1909,. Mr.

Biography of William T. Whitaker

William T. Whitaker, owner of the Pryor Bottling Works at Pryor, was born in Andrews, North Carolina, on the 14th of February, 1854, a son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Taylor) Whitaker, both natives of that state. The mother was of Cherokee descent and their marriage occurred before their removal to Indian Territory. For many years the father was engaged in the land business, also in farming, and he achieved substantial success. William T Whitaker’s education was mostly self acquired and at an early age he started out into the world on his own account. In 1871 he located in Tahlequah

Biography of Eugene Sloan Adkins

Eugene Sloan Adkins, organizer and promoter of the Adkins Hay & Feed Company of Muskogee, is also identified with other important business interests of the state, whereby he has won classification with the representative merchants of Oklahoma. His plans have always been carefully defined and promptly executed and his energy has enabled him to overcome all difficulties and obstacles in his path. Mr. Adkins was born in Choteau, Oklahoma, March 26, 1896, and is a son of Moses E. and Hattie (Sloan) Adkins. The father is deceased. Eugene S. Adkins obtained a public school education, completing a course in the