Surnames Raiford to Russell

Raiford, Washington (minor).
Creek by blood. Files: Part III. report March 3, 1909. The father of this child is a quarter-blood Creek, whose name appears upon the final approved rolls of citizens by blood of the Creek Nation. The child’s mother is a full-blood Creek, but her name appears upon the final rolls of the Seminole Nation. The boy was born in 1905, and hence was entitled to enrollment under the act of April 26, 1906. Other children of the same parents have been enrolled. This child lived with an aunt, who neglected to enroll him. In this connection the father states that he told the woman to bring the boy down to be enrolled, but that she got contrary about it and said there was no use in having him enrolled.
Number of claimants in this memorandum, 1.

Reed, Warren
Creek freedman. Files: Part III. report March 3, 1909. This child was born prior to March 4, 1906, and was living on said date. His mother, Bettie Heed, has been enrolled as a Creek freedman. His failure to secure enrollment is due simply to the fact that no application was made for him.
Number of claimants in this memorandum, 1.

Rentie, Fred, (minor).
Rentie, Stella (minor).
Creeks by blood.
Number of claimants, 2.

Richter, nee Cook. Isabelle.
Richter, Charles H
. (minor).
Cherokees by blood. Indian Office files: Land 18925-1909. These claimants are mother and son. Their Cherokee blood is unquestioned. Mrs. Richter, who was born in the Cherokee Nation, and who resided therein continuously until 16 years old, is the daughter of Susan Cook (or Sanders), whose name appears on the approved Cherokee blood roll opposite No. 9455 as a three-fourths blood Cherokee. The names of Isabelle and her mother both appear on the 1880 confirmed tribal roll, as well as one or more other rolls. The only questions in the case are: (1) Did Isabelle Richter abandon her citizenship, and (2) was she living September 1, 1902. Careful examination of the record shows that the evidence therein is not sufficient to establish abandonment, the original cause of her absence being that she was sent away to school. The evidence shows she was living as late as July, 1902. Whether later is not known to the department at this date. The rights of her minor son may be stronger than her own. In view of Commissioner Leupp’s recommendation of August 15, 1907, and the opinion of the Attorney General, referred to therein, rendered February 26, 1907, in the John W. Gleason case, the case of Isabelle Richter and son deserves careful review. Number of claimants in this memorandum, 2.

Ritchie, Kingar and Bunch.
Cherokees by blood. Files: Report Acting Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes. January 13, 1910, addressed to Hon. J. George Wright. Kingar and Bunch Ritchie, minors, children of Mary E. Ritchie, a Cherokee. No application of record.
Number of claimants in this memorandum, 2.

Roads, Andrew O.
Roads, Emmett L.

Choctaws by blood. Files: Part I. Exhibit F. report March 3, 1909. These young men claim as Choctaws by blood, being nephews of B. B. Askew, whose name appears on the final approved Choctaw rolls opposite No. 14215, and cousins of Rual Askew, roll No. 14222.
Number of claimants in this memorandum, 2.

Rogers, Susie (minor orphan).
Cherokee by blood. Indian Office files: Land 87225-1908. It appears that this claimant failed to secure enrollment because no one made application to the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes for that purpose. She resided for some time at the Cherokee Orphan Asylum. It is claimed that she is the daughter of C. P. Rogers, deceased, and that her mother was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McIntosh, full-blood Cherokees, and that the former is enrolled as No. 1S345 on the approved Cherokee roll. This case was brought to the attention of the department by Hon. James S. Davenport and others.
Number of claimants, 1.

Ross, ______, post office, Tahlequah, Okla.
Cherokee freedman. Files: Indian Office, letter of Patsie White of April 13, 1909. From the letter of Patsie White, referred to above, it appears that her son, Ross, was omitted from the freedman rolls because of application being made too late. Patsie White states that this child is her son by a former husband named Jackson Ross.
Note.—The name Jackson Ross appears on the final rolls of Cherokee freedmen.
Number of claimants in this memorandum, 1.

Russell, Lorenzo.
Choctaw by blood. Files: Part III. report March 3, 1909. It Is claimed that the father of this applicant is half-blood Choctaw, duly enrolled as an Indian by blood; that his mother is a Negro; that he is 30 years old and was born free. It is also stated that he is now enrolled as a Chotaw freedman and that he didn’t ask to enrolled as a citizen by blood because he learned that others similarly situated were being denied by the Dawes Commission. This presents another case of a person of mixed Negro and Indian blood, born after the emancipation of the Choctaw and Chickasaw slaves, of parents one of whom was a citizen by blood of the Choctaw Nation.
Number of claimants in this memorandum, 1.

United States Congress. Five Civilized Tribes In Oklahoma, Reports of the Department of the Interior and Evidentiary Papers in support of S. 7625, a Bill for the Relief of Certain Members of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma, Sixty-second Congress, Third Session. Department of the Interior, United States. 1913.

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