I got photographs of the German paintings in the buildings that were at Waynoka when they were either tearing them down or moving them in 1981 [more]... ~Lori (King) Brown
regarding Okie's story
from Vol. 8 Iss. 8
I think that maybe the name of the family that ran the Lookout store may have been spelt BRADT. ~Francis R. Melkus
regarding Okie's story
from Vol. 9 Iss. 1
Duchess of Weaselskin
Bayfield, Colorado - Buffy, was over this last week. That is her in the photo on the left, staking out a squirrel (or chipmunk's) hiding place amongst the rocks. I thought Sadie and I had that squirrelly chipmunk chase down to an art, but Buffy is the real expert.
Did anyone get a good shot of the "Super Moon" Saturday? With the high rocky mountains around here, it is tough getting a good view of the Moon as it comes over the horizon. It sure was bright, though. Our Monday, 7 May 2012 turned cooler with thunder, rain, graupel and hail.
NW Okie's little green tomatoes are about small marble size as of today. We spotted some "sweet 100s" tomatoes showing up after the blooming stage, also.
NW Okie planted from seeds: cucumbers (2 types), scallion onions, yellow squash and green beans that have just broken ground. Now we are trying to keep the greenhouse heated during the chilly nights that fall below 45F. And wondering when the hard freeze will arrive, if it has not already.
For those FOX GOP antagonists that try to turn the "Liberal" label into to something bad, we found this quote by Pres. John F. Kennedy, a Democrat. It is a very meaningful quote that NW Okie and this Duchess Pug find very important today in the 21st century:
"If by a 'Liberal' they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a 'Liberal,' then I'm proud to say I'm a 'Liberal,'" ~ JFK.
Lakehurst, NJ - This is footage of the Nazi airship, Hindenburg, flying over New York and New Jersey just before it catches fire, crashing and burning to the ground in just seconds. This footage shows shots of the Hindenburg flying overhead, flying over its landing ground at Lakehurst, NJ, and then finally footage of the famous crash. It was reported that during it's time the Hindenburg flight represented man's latest attempt to conquer the Atlantic by air. Her tragedy would not halt the march of progress.
Bayfield, Colorado - [images of Heaton/Clark family connection on the left and the McGill-Heaton connection on the right. Click images for larger view.]
There is a friend of mine back in Northwest Oklahoma that shares a 2nd cousin connection with Joseph "Joe" David Heaton. Joe D. Heaton died this past week, 2 May 2012. I have always teased my good friend, J. L. "Bud" Clark, about our ancestrial relationship, getting a slight grin and chuckle out of Bud as he denies any genealogical connection.
Our connection runs back to one specific person, Gladys P. McGill (1900-1988), as the key figure, who married Joseph William Heaton (1898-1965), settling near Capron, Woods, Oklahoma, raising three sons, John David (1924-2012), Richard Mac and Ronald Ray Heaton.
Gladys P. McGill was the daughter of Thomas David McGill (1862-1945) and Ida May Edwards (1867-1962). Thomas and Ida May (Edwards) McGill raised the following children were: Vella May (1890-1982; married Morton McKean), Glenna McGill (1891-1922), Carlos Leonardo (1894-1971; married Helen Ham), Mary Isabelle (1899-1900), Gladys P McGill (1900-1988; married Joseph Wm Heaton), Alba Rose(1909-1929).
My Great Uncle was Thomas David McGill, an older brother to my paternal grandfather, William Jacob McGill (1880-1959).
My Great Grandfather was William Pearson McGill (1835-1918), who married Isabelle McClure JOHNSON (1845-1926), raising the following children: Thomas David McGill, Wm Jacob McGill, Alice Elizabeth (1865-1929; married James D. Harris), Mary McKelvey (1869-1922; married Augustus Grant Vinson), James Acel (1872-1955), Charles Robert (1884-1971; married Elizabeth Nelson-Kidd), Lulu Belle McGill (1887-1975; married John Spencer Erskine).
My grandmother, Constance (Warwick) McGill would take us young kids to Gladys & Joseph W. Heaton's farm near Capron, Oklahoma to get eggs and chickens.
As it turns out, J. L. "Bud" Clark is this NW Okie's "1st cousin - 1x removed of husband of 1st cousin 1x removed." In other words ... Bud's mother Ida Cloe Heaton Clark (1889 - ?) married Joseph Lawrence Clark and they raised three children: Arvilla J, Jessie B, and J. L. "Bud" Clark, the youngest of three siblings.
Bud Clark's maternal grandfather was Jacob Cassleman Heaton (1863 - ), who married Minnie Laverne (unknown maiden name). Jacob Cassleman & Minnie Laverne Heaton raised the following children: Ida Cloe (married J. Lawrence Clark), Jacob Smith Heaton, Hallie C. Heaton, Berha M.Heaton, Eunice Heaton, Loyd T. Heaton, Liberty Heaton, Wyona Heaton.
Bud Clark's Great grandfather, Thomas Creighton Heaton (1833 - 1917), was from Fayette, Ohio; married Mariah Walker McNaught, raising the following children: Nathaniel C., Joseph Henry (1861-1944), Jacob Cassleman (1863-?), Ida May, Lyddie A., Edward Smith, Bertha Evaline, Agnes Maud, Homer C. Heaton.
Bud Clark's Great Uncle was Joseph Henry HEATON (1861 - 1944), born in Victoria, Knox county and died 12 January 1944, in Alva, Woods, Oklahoma. Joseph Henry Heaton married Talitha Louella Bachman and their children were: Pearl, Thomas Creighton, Edith, Clarence Earl, and Joseph William Heaton (1898-1965). Joseph William Heaton brings us to Bud Clark's relationship connection to Linda K. McGill Wagner (1st cousin - 1x removed of husband of 1st cousin 1x removed).
Highland county, Virginia - In chapter XIX of Oren F. Fredricks book, History of Highland County, we learn something of the early Militia organization, officers and muster rolls of 1794. Yes! Colonial Virginia had a militia organization, which under independence was systematized. The state of Virginia was divided into five division districts and eighteen brigade districts, with each of the former being under the supervision of a major general and each of the latter under a brigadier general. Each county furnished at least one regiment.
Each division was attached one regiment of cavalry and one of artillery. The regiment, consisting of at least 400 men and commanded by a colonel, was divided into two battalions, one commanded by the lieutenant colonel and one by the major. Each battalion had a stand of colors. Each company had one captain, two first lieutenants, two second lieutenants, five sergeants, and six corporals.
On the staff of the colonel were one quartermaster, one paymaster, one surge's mate, one adjutant with the rank of captain, one sergeant major, one quartermaster sergeant, two principal musicians, and drum and fife majors.
Officers received their commissions through recommendation to the governor from the county court. A rigid anti-dueling oath was exacted of the officers. The best men to be found were appointed to office under the militia system.
Company musters took place in April and October, battalion musters in October or November, and regimental musters in April or May. Non-attendance led to a fine, usually of 75 cents, and this was turned over to the sheriff for collection. Excuses for cause were granted by a court martial, the clerk of the same having in 1794 a yearly salary of $6.67. In the same year wee find one man excused for an impediment in his speech, and another for a deficiency in intellect. Other were excused until in a better state of health.
Officers did not pay much attention to costume, the regimental and some of the company officers wore coats of the pattern of 1812; a dark-blue garment with long swallow-tail, epaulettes, and brass buttons.
The Highland regiment was the 162d Infantry. Have you found any of your Highland ancestors listed as such? George W. Hull was its colonel in 1860. The old militia system did not survive the war of 1861. We find that the regimental muster was an event of the far, and drew a crowd of spectators, as a circus does today.
The Muster Rolls of 1794 - Captain William Janes' Company, some of the names below I have run across in my ancestry search. Such as most of the names below:
Capron, Oklahoma - NW Okie's second cousin died last week, 2 May 2012, at Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 2 days. Graveside services for Joseph David Heaton were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Capron Cemetery with Rev. Terry Martindale officiating.
Joe David Heaton was the son of the late Joseph William Heaton (1898-1965) and Gladys McGill (1900-1988). Joe D. Heaton was born 30 March 1924, at Capron, Oklahoma and passed away 2 May 1012, at Alva, Oklahoma.
Joe's Obituary stated that Joe graduated from Capron High School, received his Bachelors Degree from Northwestern State College, and obtained his Master of Industrial Arts Degree from Colorado State University. Joe was united in marriage to Doris Eileen Bickel at Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He served as a Sergeant in the US Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1945. Joe taught in the Alva Schools for over 30 years as an Industrial Arts Teacher.
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Dynamite Dorthy's 1988 Campaign Slideshow
Oklahoma - Some of you Northwest Oklahoman's might remember Dynamite DoRight Dorthy's push to "Make A Difference" in 1988 and 1990, when she ran for Oklahoma State Representative (Dist. 58) on the Democratic ticket. We have gathered some of those 1988 photos into a slideshow over at the "OkieLegacy" YouTube.com site? You can view what we have uploaded so far. We have tagged those that we could remember their names. If someone is not tagged and you know who it is, please leave a comment to let us know. Thanks! ~ NW Okie.
Lakehurst, NJ - On This Day 6 May 1937, The New York Times headlines reported the "Hindenburg Burns In Lakehurst Crash; 21 Known Dead, 12 Missing; 64 Escape." The Hindenburg, a hydrogen-filled German dirigible airship that crashed and burned in Lakehurst, New Jersey. It was believed that sparks from engines or static ignited the hydrogen gas.
Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, N.J., May 6 -- The zeppelin Hindenburg was destroyed by fire and explosions here at 7:23 o'clock tonight with a loss of thirty-three known dead and unaccounted for out of its ninety-seven passengers and crew.
Three hours after the disaster twenty-one bodies had been recovered, and twelve were still missing. The sixty-four known to be alive included twenty passengers and forty-four of the crew. Many of the survivors were burned or injured or both, and were taken to hospitals here and in near-by towns.
The accident happened just as the great German dirigible was about to tie up to its mooring mast four hours after flying over New York City on the last leg of its first transatlantic voyage of the year. Until today the Hindenburg had never lost a passenger throughout the ten round trips it made across the Atlantic with 1,002 passengers in 1936.
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On This Day: 7 May 1945
Rheims, France - It was on 7 May 1945, in The New York Times, the headlines declaring that the war in Europe had ended. Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, to take effect the following day, ending the European conflict of World War II.
Reims, France, May 7 --- Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Western Allies and the Soviet Union at 2:41 A. M. French time today. [This was at 8:41 P.M., Eastern Wartime Sunday.]
The surrender took place at a little red school house that is the headquarters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. The surrender, which brought the war in Europe to a formal end after five years, eight months and six days of bloodshed and destruction, was signed for Germany by Col. Gen. Gustav Jodl. General Jodl was the new Chief of Staff of the German Army.
The surrender was signed for the Supreme Allied Command by Lieut. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff for General Eisenhower. It was also signed by Gen. Ivan Susloparoff for the Soviet Union and by Gen. Francois Sevez for France.
The official Allied announcement was made at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning when President Truman broadcasted a statement and Prime Minster Churchill issued a V-E Day proclamation, Gen. Charles de Gaulle also addressed the French at the same time.
General Eisenhower was not present at the signing, but immediately afterward General Jodl and his fellow delegate, Gen. Admiral Hans Georg Friedeburg, were received by the Supreme Commander.
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The Real Father/Daughter Rifle Story
Alva, Oklahoma - Have you heard or experienced a father/daughter rifle story like this one below? Does it sound familiar? If you have not heard this story from Dorthy and/or NW Okie, then you have not heard the "Real" story of the Father/Daughter Rifle Story.
I was talking with my older sister (Dorthy) the other day concerning a time she shot Gene's new high powered rifle, on the dam, at the East lake, 10-miles North of Waynoka, Oklahoma one afternoon.
As Dorthy recalled this story to me, it was suppose to be a Oklahoma afternoon country outings with father (Gene McGill) and his daughter (Dorthy McGill) in 1961 (or perhaps 1962). It was just after Dorthy had come back from Greenbrier College for Women, in West Virginia.
Gene and Dorthy, had loaded themselves and Dad's new rifle into the vehicle that would take them to the ranch, located ten miles North of Waynoka, to check the lakes, ponds and cattle. But that was not the only thing on their agenda. They were going to do some practice shooting with Gene's new high powered rifle.
As Dorthy recalled this father/daughter rifle story to me a few days ago, it went something like this -- Gene brought along his new high powered rifle so Dorthy could try her hand at holding, pulling the trigger on this new rifle of Gene's. As Dorthy tells it, it was just Gene and Dorthy that afternoon out at the ranch. They pulled to a stop on the dam at the East lake and got out of the car.
Dorthy remembers holding, positioning the rifle on her left shoulder; pulling the trigger; shooting the rifle; and feeling the kick-back that bruised her right shoulder.
As the rest of the story goes, Gene reprimanded Dorthy and asked, "Why the hell did you shoot my cow?"
Dorthy, standing her ground, as usual, replied back with, "What cow? I didn't see a cow!"
Anyone living in Northwest Oklahoma or who knew Gene McGill, knows through news clippings and court records that anyone shooting at Gene McGill's cows, pigs and airplane would not get away with their family dignity intact. Just look back at old news stories and court records to find out what happened to the guys who were caught shooting at Gene's livestock and at Gene while Gene was out flying low, hunting coyotes in his airplane near the ranch.