With the help of contemporary records it is possible to identify some of the early traders at the Mouth of the Verdigris. Even before the Louisiana Purchase, hardy French adventurers ascended the Arkansas in their little boats, hunting, trapping, and trading with the Indians, and recorded their presence if not their identity in the nomenclature of the adjacent country and streams, now sadly corrupted by their English-speaking successors. 1Many tributaries of Arkansas River originally bore French names. There was the Fourche La Feve named for a French family [Thwaites, R. G., editor, Early Western Travels, vol. xiii, 156]; the Petit
Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.
Q. M. C., 3rd Class, Navy. Born in Johnston County Sept. 13, 1896; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turley. Husband of Mrs. Duba Ellis Turley. Entered the service at Clayton, N.C., Jan. 9, 1918, and sent to Norfolk, Va. Promoted to rank of Q. M. C., 3rd Class, 1918. Served on U. S. S. Raleigh. Mustered out of the service at Key West, Fla., Jan. 14, 1919.