Pryor Oklahoma

Governor Houston’s Life Among the Indians

The year following his failure to secure the contract, Houston spent writing letters defending his acts and denouncing the officials who had been discharged. In addition to the Indian officials, he poured his wrath and denunciation on Colonel Hugh Love, a trader on the Verdigris whom Houston accused of being in league with the Indian Agent to rob the Creeks; Love replied to Houston with some spirited charges against the latter. Stung by the contents of an article appearing in a Nashville paper, in a burst of passion Houston gave to the press of Nashville a most intemperate letter, July 13, 1831, beginning:

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Thomas Henry Tuton

(See Grant and Cordery)-Ethel M. Rogers, born March 23, 1899 educated at Pryor, Okla., and Boulder University, Colorado, graduating from the Pryor High School in 1920. She married at Guthrie March 30, 1921, Thomas Henry Tuton, a druggist at Arcadia, Okla., Mrs. Tuton is a member of the Methodist Church and is an Eastern Star. …

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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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Biographical Sketch of S. H. Mayes Jr.

.—(See Grant, Foreman and Adair) —Samuel Houston, son of George Washington and Charlotte (Bushyhead) Mayes was born in the Choctaw Nation, October 11, 1866, educated in Saline District and Male Seminary, from which he graduated May 14, 1886. Married on Markhams Prairie, August 2, 1892, Florence, daughter of Frank and Sarah Nicodemus, born at Tahlequah …

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Biographical Sketch of James L. Taylor

(See Foreman)- James Lincoln Taylor, born on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina September 7, 1860, educated locally. Married at Pryor April 21, 1895, Dora B. Carty, daughter of Charles and Marie Carty, born Feb. 21, 1872, in Benton County, Ark. They are the parents of: Nellie B., born Feb. 10, 1896, married C. F. …

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Biographical Sketch of Hall Mayes

(See Grant, Downing, Foreman, Oolootsa, Adair, Ross, Conrad and Duncan)—Hall, son of Walter Adair and Nannie Riley (McCoy) Mayes was born near Pryor September 26, 1891, educated at Male Seminary, Bacone University and Agricultural College at Stillwater. Married at Muskogee, September 1, 1915, Sallie Pearl, daughter of Henry Clay and Nannie Vinita (West) Cochran, born …

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Marvin Odle

(See Ward).—Lulu Brown, born near Pryor, December 10, 1881, educated at Pryor. Married at Adam. January 22, 1900 George Southerland. They were the parents of Sequoyah Vann born June 16, 1901; Mary Helen, born January 27, 1904, and Maurine Southerland, born August 3, 1908. Mrs. Luhu Southerland married July 21, 1908 Marvin, son of John …

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