Biography of Charles E. Vann

Charles E. Vann, one of the well known residents of Muskogee county, living at Webbers Falls, has long been identified with farming interests in this section of the state. He is a native son of Oklahoma, his birth having occurred near Preston, Texas, in Chickasaw Nation, on the 12th of November, 1863. He is a son of John S. and Elizabeth (Fields) Vann, both of whom were members of the Cherokee Nation. They had a family of five children, but Charles E. is the only one now living.

In what is now Muskogee county Charles E. Vann spent the period of his boyhood and, youth and acquired his education in the schools of the locality and the Cherokee Male Seminary. After attaining his majority he turned his attention to farming and stock raising and through the intervening period has devoted his attention to agricultural interests. His labors’ have been wisely and carefully directed, and his industry and perseverance have brought to him a substantial measure of success. He is today the owner of two hundred and ten acres of rich and well improved land. He has brought his farm under a high state of cultivation and supplied it with all, modern equipment and accessories.

In 1891 Mr. Vann was united in marriage to Miss Ada Raymond, who was born and reared in Muskogee county, and they have become parents of a son, John R., who is a farmer. The wife and mother passed away in May, 1921, her death being deeply deplored by many friends as well as her immediate family, for her kindly spirit and many excellent traits of heart and mind had endeared her to all with whom she came in contact.

Mr. Vann belongs to the Masonic fraternity and is a loyal follower of the teachings and purposes of the craft. His political allegiance is given to the Democratic party and for four years he filled the office of district clerk of the Canadian district, Cherokee Nation, while for two years he was a member of the Cherokee senate. He has served on the local school board and was a member of the first board of county commissioners in Muskogee County. He has ever manifested a deep and helpful interest in everything pertaining to the public welfare and his worth as a man and citizen is widely acknowledged.



Benedict, John Downing. Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1922.

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