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 resigned to the spring of 1918 to assume his law practice.

Mrs. Charles G. Watts is a Methodist, an Eastern Star, member of the Arts and Crafts Club, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Rebecca Wright a quarter-blood Cherokee of the Wolf Clan married Joel Mayes Bryan. Their daughter Marie Louise married Riley Wise Lindsey, and they were the parents of Mrs. Charles Gholson Watts.

The complete British peerage, which is the authority on the subject, says in Volume III, page 507 in reference to the Lindseys. as the name is spelled in Scotland, no family in Scotland “can in genealogical importance equal that of Lindsey, not only as to antiquity in the male line, but in all probability to the number of parliamentary sittings, such sittings beginning at the earliest period of which records exist.

David Lindsey of Glenesk, the Chief of that house was created Earl of Crawford between April 21, and May 2, 1398. The highlands of Crawford in Clydesdale were the ancient possessions of the Lindseys.”


Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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