Original images, and index, of Thomas B. Yarbrough’s store ledger which he kept while conducting business in Honey Grove, Texas. Volume 1 covers the years of 1 Jan 1883-Jul 1884.
Grant Foreman describes the early life in a Western Garrison; providing insights on some of the traders in the region, the deaths of Seaton, Armstrong, Wheelock and Izard, all soldiers obviously familiar to him. But he also shares the story of the elopement of Miss Sarah Knox Taylor, daughter of General Taylor, to Lieutenant Jefferson Davis… yes, THAT Jefferson Davis.
An interesting section of the chapter are the references to the punishments inflicted upon the soldiers in the event of their disobedience.
Painted by Catlin in 1834, the picture attached is of Clermont, chief of the Osage Tribe. Clermont is painted in full length, wearing a fanciful dress, his leggings fringed with scalp-locks, and in his hand his favorite and valued war-club.
Marguerite L. Seaton, 72, of Rt. 5, died Thursday morning [December 13, 1984] at her home. She was born Jan. 18, 1912, in Ellensburg, a daughter of Emil and Marie Stampfly. She attended the rural Fairview School and Ellensburg High School. She and Ralph Seaton were married Feb. 1, 1930 in Yakima. They farmed in the Fairview District until retirement in 1969. Following the death of her husband in 1975, Mrs. Seaton made her home near her daughter and son-in-law on Wilson Creek Road. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Allen Seaton, of
James A. Seaton, 73, well-known native Fairview District farmer, passed away Sunday [January 7, 1968] at his home. Born Nov. 12, 1893, near the head of Wilson Creek in Kittitas County, he was married to Ruth Z. Wallace, July 3, 1924 at Tacoma. His wife preceded him in death, passing away June 2, 1952. A member of the Kittitas County Farm Bureau, Mr. Seaton also operated a hay baling business from 1923 to 1927. He is survived by one son, James A. Seaton, Jr., Ellensburg; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Paul, Ellensburg; nine grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Seaton, Ellensburg; two
Mrs. James Seaton, Sr., 54, a widely known Kittitas Valley resident, died at 10 o’clock Monday morning [June 2, 1952] at the Ellensburg General Hospital after a long illness. She had been hospitalized for the past six weeks. Mrs. Seaton was born Sept. 24, 1897, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She came to the Kittitas Valley in 1902 and had lived here since. She was married to James Seaton July 5, 1924 [Tacoma, WA]. They had lived in Fairview District since their marriage. Mrs. Seaton was a member of Miriam Rebekah Lodge, Chapter 105 of the Order of Eastern Star the