NW Okie's Corner
How's the drought & dryness in the heartland and prairies? Back in 1912, besides the early thirties, they were also battling the drought.
In our research through old newspapers of Oklahoma we found in September, 1913, that Northwestern Oklahoma needed little or no rain to mature its crops. The paper reported that this was proven again during the season the year before when two-thirds of a wheat crop was secured in Ellis, Harper and Beaver counties with practically no rain since early in the spring. Also . . . good crops of kafir, milo maize, broomcorn and feterita resulted where properly tended.
Also in our research of September, 1913, in The Oklahoma Miner, located in Krebs, Pittsburgh county, Oklahoma, we found where Victor M. Locke, Jr. was principle chief of the Choctaw Nation, and Mrs. Vivia Nail Robertson of Caddo were married at the home of the bride by the Rev. Luther Roberts, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, at Caddo. Only a few intimate friends were present at the ceremony. Chief and Mrs. Locke have gone to Palmer lake, Colorado, to be with Mrs. Locke's brother, who was very ill. They would reside at Antlers.
Are there any McClenathan descendants out there? We found a George P. McClenathan of Bartlesville was drowned at Sand Springs near Tulsa, when he was 27 years old.
Also . . . the 24th year of the Central Normal school was opened last week with an enrollment of nearly 500 students, a large increase over last year when 318 Had enrolled at the end of the first day.
Did you know that there was a referendum petition asking that the bill enacted at the last special session of the legislature forbidding race track betting be referred to the voters of the state, had received more than the legal number of signatures and will be filed with the secretary of state in a few days, according to R. J. Allison, who was president of the Tulsa jockey club. As no referendum would be submitted until the state primaries in August of 1914. Back then Oklahoma seemed likely to have a continuance of betting on horse racing.
Last but not least, back in September, 1913, the trial of Mrs. Lorena Mathews began in the district court at Guthrie and will occupy most of a week. She is charged jointly with James Chapman, negro, with the murder of Lawrence Mathews, her husband, on the night of December 8, 1908.
"Stop the GOP War On Women, Students, Seniors & Minorities!"
Good Night & Good Luck!
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