Mayes County OK

Biographical Sketch of Oce Benge

Benge, Oce (See Grant, Ghigau, Foreman and Conrad)—Richard Fields Benge, commonly called “Oce’ Benge, was born in Tah­lequah District, September 9, 1851. Married at Locust Grove, February 18, 1883, Martha Adair, daughter of George Washington and Cherokee (Ratliff) Brewer, born July 7, 1861, and educated in Female Seminary. They are the parents of Georgia Alma, …

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Biography of Rev. Joseph Franklin Thompson

Rev. Joseph Franklin Thompson, librarian of the Carnegie Library at Tahlequah and superannuated minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, having been retired since 1906, was born May 21, 1841, near Maysville, Arkansas, in what was then the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. His parents, both of whom are deceased, were James Allen and Martha (Lynch) …

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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 …

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Elleanor O. Dunham

(See Grant, Ghigau, Foreman and Conrad)-Martha Adair, daughter of George Washington and Cherokee (Ratliff) Brewer, married Richard Fields Benge, and they were the parents of Georgia Alma, Elleanor Osceola, Lelia Leon, Dora, and Senora Sammie Benge. Eleanor Osceola Benge, born January 18, 1889, married Cleveland Bunham and lives near Adair, Oklahoma.

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Leon C. Merritt

.—(See Grant and Halfbreed).—Hope Eva Bowman, born December 20, 1887, educated at Pryor and Female Seminary. Married July 8, 1900 Leon C. Merritt. They are the parents of Fern Aileen, born September 20, 1907; Naomi Leon, born June 11, 1910; Timothy Clarence, born October 20, 1913 and Alice Inez Merritt, born December 13, 1919. Leon …

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