Duchess & Oakie's NW Corner
Bayfield, Colorado -
This is the REAL OkieLegacy Vol. VI, Iss. 36! And it "ain't" blank this week! Some of you jokingly wrote in about the "blank Iss. 36.". That was just a mere preview of things to come -- giving you the choice of what might be this week. That is our story and we are sticking to it.
September is here! Frances is battling the Floridians and east coast! thundershowers showed up today in SW Colorado mountains! AND the moon rising over the mountains up this way has been spectacular!
Paris Reunion 2004 -- We received our annual notice of the Paris' Family 69th Reunion this week. We just want to remind all those Paris' out there that the 69th Annual Paris Reunion at the Chester Community Bldg, in Chester, Oklahoma, Sunday, September 12, 2004. Y'all know where Chester is, don't you? It's west of Fairview -- North of Seiling -- South of Waynoka -- SE of Woodward. SEE MAP -- We don't know that we will be able to make it this year to the 69th Paris Reunion, 'cause we are still in Colorado. If you go, take and send me some pictures of the Paris' that made it this year. Thanks!
We sent out some inquiries to a few readers and found this answer as to the owners..."Raymond and Nettie Mantz." I am told that Glenn & Pauline Tucker owned "Tucker Supply" just down highway 64 just west of Mantz's and they were Tony Fox's grandparents. . I hear that the gas/grocery store was "a hole in the wall" type operation where good friends met every weekend or so for a soda & visit. If you have any stories to share about Ingersoll and the gas/grocery station on the north side of highway 64, in Ingersoll, Oklahoma, we would love to hear from you and share your old photos, stories with everyone in the "OkieLegacy."
1904-07 El Reno Photography -- Is there anyone out there that might have some information concerning a photography company that was in El Reno, Oklahoma around 1904-07?
I heard from someone this last week that wanted to know more about the "OkieLegacy." For those new to the group, Our Free online e-zine/newsletter goes out every Friday evening (sometimes early evening & sometimes after midnight, but just in time to greet you Saturday morning if that is when you check your email. It began with Oakie's Heart To Heart and evolved into The Okie Legacy. We love hearing from you all and sharing your inquiries / photos / family legacies. We are working on our sixth year sharing Okie Legacies with our readers - okielegacy.org, Vol6. We started it back in the Spring of 1998 (or was it 1999) as an uplifting weekly newsletter. It has gradually grown into a networking vehicle to preserve our Oklahoma history -- networking with other former, present Oklahomans (Okies) -- sharing and preserving our Okie Legacies, genealogy.
With the RNC winding down in NYC this Thursday, that ends another party convention to try and sway voters. NOW it is back to hurricane watch along the eastern coast of Florida. We believe they have climbed to "F" in the alphabet as hurricane "Frances" mounts it's attack on the Florida coast! You Floridians out there, hope you are battaning down your hatches and making tracks to higher ground. This too shall pass and things will start looking up soon.
Duchess' Pet Peeves...
I suppose we all have pet peeves that drive us bonkers at times, huh? One of this Pug's Pet Peeves is the scare, smear tactics of personal destruction -- negative ads that are making the rounds the last few months. As for this Pug, Oakie and I just ignore them and pay them NO mind. Because we know they are NOT reliable and are only out there to smear, degrade a candidate's reputation. I wonder what would happen IF we ALL boycotted those candidates who use scare, smear tactics, negative ads. Would that help send a message that they do NOT work -- getting things back to the issues that really count?
Here's to making America Stronger at Home! Respected in the World! Believe In America! We can do better!
See Y'all next weekend with more Okie Legacies! ~~ Linda "oaKie" & Duchess ~~
Old El Reno Photography Studio - 1904-07
El Reno, Oklahoma - "I was wondering if you might know the name of a photo studio in El Reno, Oklahoma around 1904-07. I have a photo taken of my father and can make out the it was in El Reno, Oklahoma Territory but not the name of the studio. I am doing family research and trying to track down where the old pictures I have were taken. Thank You." -- Charlotte Beaty Holmes - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Owners of Ingersoll Gas/Grocery
Ingersoll, Oklahoma - Ingersoll, Okla... "Does anyone remember the names of the old couple that ran the old gas station on the north side of the highway in Ingersoll? You can see the store in the picture." --
Mark Seevers - Email: email@example.com
Wiley Cowan Descendants
Woods County, Oklahoma - "Thanks for the site! Wiley Cowan was the husband of my great-grandmother's sister Amanda. My great grandmother was Mary Day who moved with the family from KY to KS, but then moved to TX instead of to OK. I'm always searching for any family history, so your site is of interest to me. Thanks." -- Nancy Phillips - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WWII's Gruber POW Camp
Ft. Gruber, Oklahoma - "My deceased wife's father was a guard at the Gruber POW Camp. The POW's did lots of rock work at the camp and some of it still stands. I was looking for information on this camp and found this site." -- Norman D. Emerson
Fayettevile, Ohio - I was just wondering if you could help me figure something out. I was wondering if anyone on here knew the connection to the Conover's from Fayetteville, Ohio. And I was wondering if I could have a copy of the crest sent to me via email to print out. Thank you." -- Josh Conover - Email: email@example.com
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Oh, Linda, I think you goofed here. Might want to take a look. You sent both #35 and #36 at the same time. But #36 is sort of blank. Are we gazing at the beautiful moon a little too much or playing with Duchess a bit too much. OR, did Dutchess write #36 (tee hee). I'm sure others have told you, but just in case they didn't, you newly adopted relative wanted to tell you. Have a great weekend! By the way, in reference to the 1st Alva, OK hospital, I am related to Anton Shafer (aka "Schaeffer") and also to one of the builders of the 1st hospital. No wait, I think my grandfather Charles Henry Nicola built an extension of the hospital. Not positive which so maybe that doesn't count.
They Won't Care
Ardmore, Oklahoma - "So you write yours a week ahead of time? Boy, I will never be able to catch up with you! And you say you messed up? Having to resend? Oh well, they won't care, as long as they have something to read!!!"
Colorado Bear Smarts
Durango, Colorado - a href="http://www.bearsmartdurango.org/">Colorado Bear Smarts..."Check out this link and see the brown bear that walked the rock wall behind the Weaselskin Creek cabin... http://bearsmartdurango.org/conflict.shtml
Alva's Runnymeade Renovation
Alva, Oklahoma - "Hey, guess what? On channel 4 - OKC, Gayland talked about the old building being redone in Alva. How it was moved from Kansas in one piece!
PARIS 69th Annual Reunion
Chester, Oklahoma - Pack your family, favorite dish & snacks and head towards NW Oklahoma next weekend for the Annual 69th Paris Reunion -- Chester Community Building -- Chester, Oklahoma (of course) -- Sunday, September 12, 2004. SEE PARIS Genealogy
WARRICK - Neffie - 1895-1981
Fort Worth, Texas - "WARRICK_Neffie_1895-1981.JPG is a photographed gravestone in the Mount Olivet Cemetery - Good Shepherd section, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Feel free to use this picture for your records. This is one of the 88,816 cemetery photos free at http://teafor2.com
1926 & 1937 Northwestern Yearbooks - Coming Soon to OkieLegacy
Alva, Oklahoma - "I only posted names from the 1938 on the Woods Co message board, but I have a yearbook from 1937 and one from 1926 as well. I won't get around to working on them for some time and thought you might be interested in having them. The 1926 yearbook is excellent. A good quality book with very nice photos. The 1937 yearbook is a student-done book and spiral bound. Not at all the same quality and missing a lot of names that the students didn't include. Yet there are some professional photo pages that are very nice. The 1938 is in excellent condition and of the same quality as the 1926 except that it has a hard cover - the 1926 has a soft cover. These yearbooks belonged to my husband's aunt. She died many years ago and they were packed away in his mother's belongings. My mother-in-law died in December and I've been going through her things which is how I came across these. The aunt had no children and my mother-in-law was the last of that generation of children, so there is no one of her own family interested in keeping these books." -- Fronia
Moman Pruiett & Old Opera House Murder
Alva, Oklahoma - Moman Pruiett & Old Opera House Murder... Read what Howard Berry, Sr's book about Moman Pruiett had to say about the Old Opera House Murder, November 1910 concerning N. L. "Nelson" Miller on trial for murder Mabel Oakes, September, 1911.
'88 Old Cowhand - Martin Fulton, Freedom Oklahoma
Freedom, Oklahoma - a href="http://wwwpubco.net/woods/freedom/pastcowhands.html">'88 Old Cowhand - Martin Fulton, Freedom Oklahoma -- "I have a copy of an article from an unidentified newspaper which is titled: Old Cowhands Get Together at Freedom. It was dated 1988.
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