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John Madison Dictson

Captain Dictson Died Wednesday
The Choctaw Herald September 3, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Captain John Madison Dictson was bonr [sic] August 20, 1829 and died at the home of his son J.M. Dictson, near Hugo August 26, 1914. Captain Dictson was a native of North Carolina, moving to Virginia at an early age. Wen [sic] through the Civil war in the army of Virginia under General Lee and at the close of the war moved to Hunt county Texas, settling on Dunn’s prairie near Greenvill [sic] in 1866. He joined the Missouri Baptist church at the age of 30 and was ordained to preach in 1879 and preached for over 25 years. Four children survive him. 3 daughters and one son: Mrs. Elizabeth Jones of Randlett, Oklahoma, Mrs. J.J. Dickson of Loving, Texas, Mrs. J.B. Allen of Dixon, Texas and J.M. Dictson of Hugo and a great number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

J.M. Dictson Is Dead
Venerable Resident Of Choctaw County Died Thursday
The Hugo Husonian September 3, 1914 -- transcribed by Ron Henson

    J.M. Dictson Sr., died at his home five miles southeast of the city Thursday afternoon. Death was attributed to heart failure, but was primarily caused by his advanced years, Mr. Dictson being 85 years of age.
    Funeral services were held at the home Friday morning, interment following at Spring Chapel cemetery.

see also John Madison Dictson bio & tidbit


Mrs. Robert Bailey

Mrs. Bailey Dead
The Choctaw Herald July 16, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Mrs. Robert Bailey whose home is in the second ward of this city, died in Paris last night where she was taken for an operation. All of the details of the case could not be learned, but it is known that Mrs. Bailey will be buried at Blossom, Texas, the old home of the family.
    Mrs. Bailey was past 40 years of age and leaves a husband and five children in the immediate family to mourn her loss. She was a kind neighbor and was loved by all who knew her. The husband and children today for Paris and will accompany the remains to their last resting place.


Ed Coombs

Pioneer Citzien [sic] Passed Away
The Choctaw Herald October 8, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Ed Coombs, one of the best known men of the entire county, died at his home a mile and a half west of the city Friday and was buried Saturday. Mr. Coombs had a congestive chill some time during the night Thursday and this was the cause of his death. He was about 65 years old and had lived in what is now Choctaw county nearly all his life. There is hardly a man in the county who has been here any length of time that did not know Ed Coombs.
    He leaves a large family to mourn his death, and many friends in Hugo and Choctaw county.


Early Ervin

Suicide At Sawyer
The Choctaw Herald October 8, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Early Ervin, aged about 21 years, drank an ounce of carbolic acid at his home at Sawyer and died almost immediately. Physicians were called, but they could not save the life of the young man.
    Early Ervin was born and raised in this section of the state, and was well known all over the county. He was an industrious young man and had the confidence of all who knew him. He was buried at Sawyer.
    He left no note or intimation for the cause of the rash act, and his friends can advance no theory for taking his own life. He leaves a widowed mother and several brothers and sisters.


Ruth Bonner

Mrs. Ruth Bonner Dead
The Choctaw Herald September 3, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Mrs. Ruth Bonner died at the home of Henry Wright, west of this city yesterday at 10:30 and will be buried this afternoon at 4 o’clock at Ft. Towson, her old home.
    Mrs. Bonner was 28 years old and was loved and esteemed by all who knew her.


Ellis Woods

Ellis Woods Dead
The Choctaw Herald August 6, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Ellis Woods, a notable Choctaw character 60 years old, died at the family home west of this city Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock of dropsy. Willis [sic] was well known and everybody liked him.
    He was buried at Spring Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock. He leaveh [sic] one son, Edgar, about 20 years old.


Susan Bacon

Death In The County
The Choctaw Herald October 8, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Susan Bacon, a well known Choctaw woman residing about 12 miles east of the city, died Saturday of blood poisoning, and was buried at the family burying ground Sunday. She was 21 years of age and was well known in the section of the county where she lived and had resided almost all her life.


Infant Ayers

Third Child Dies
The Choctaw Herald October 15, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    The third of the set of triplets born to Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Ayers about a year ago died Sunday afternoon at about 5 o’clock. The three children lived for several months in apparent good health, and the first died about four weeks ago, the second about two weeks ago and the third Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ayers have the sympathy of the entire city in their loss.


Elizabeth Bohannon

Well Known Indian Woman Dead
The Choctaw Herald October 28, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Elizabeth Bohannon died at her home two miles south of the city this morning (Friday) after an illness of about six weeks. She was about 50 years old and leaves two children, Mrs. Isaac Hampton and Mrs. Ed Roebuck.
    Mrs. Bohannon was one of the best known Choctaw women of the county. She was a very large woman, weighing about 300 pounds. The casket for her burial had to be ordered from Paris, the Hugo Furniture Company not having one large enough.
    Mrs. Bohannon was a familiar figure in Hugo, where she was well known and had many friends. Every Saturday when she was in good health she could be seen on the city streets almost all day. She had many Indian and white friends with whom she would stand and talk while here.


Mr. Walker

Death on West Side
The Choctaw Herald January 22, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Last night at Hotel Main one Mr. Walker died. The man has been in Hugo for some time, but at the time of his death was practically unknown and no one knew of any of his people. He was without funds and will be buried this afternoon by the county authorities. He was afflicted with pneumonia and had been ill only a short time.


Elizabeth Smith

Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Died
The Choctaw Herald February 12, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, wife of Charles Smith, died last evening at the family home on North Heton [?] street, at 9:30 o’clock.
    For several days Mrs. Smith had been very ill, and her death was not [sic]
    She was taken with pneumonia some time ago, and that disease left her in a feeble condition, her constitution was not strong enough to withstand the ravages of it. She was unconscious for several days before her death and never regained complete control of her senses before death came.
    Mrs. Smith was 40 [?] years old and was loved by all who knew her.
    She leaves a large family of little ones besides her husband to mourn her death.
    The funeral services will be held this afternoon at the home with Rev Edgar T. Thorne officiating, and the remains entered in Spring Chapel cemetery.


W.B. Stroud

W.B. Storud [sic] Died Last Night
The Choctaw Herald February 12, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    W.B. Stroud, a lineman employed by the Pioneer Telephone company, in this city, died this morning at 4:10 o’clock at his home in the Second ward.
    Yesterday morning Mr. Stroud worked in the city with Wire Chief Pitts, and in the afternoon worked on the line leading to Grant. He returned about 5 o’clock in the afternoon and was in apparent good health when he returned last evening.
    About 3:30 this morning he began to choke and soon after had a severe hemorrhage of the lungs. He died a few moments afterwards.
    Mr. Stroud was a young man only 27 years old, and was well and favorably known all over the city.
    He leaves a wife and two small children, the youngest being only seven weeks old. Mr. Stroud was a nephew of R.L. Weddington.
    Funeral services were held this afternoon at the home.


Louise Nelson

Miss Louise Nelson Dead
The Choctaw Herald July 2, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Miss Louise, the 20 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Nelson, of Grant, died yesterday at Sulphur, Okla., after a lingering illness of 4 years.
    Miss Louise was well known all over this part of the state, she having been practically reared in this county.
    Some two years ago Mrs. Nelson, the mother of Miss Louise, died at Sulphur, and since that time Miss Louise has been an almost continual resident of Sulphur.
    Before her illness Miss Louise was very popular with the younger social set here, who were her associates. It is supposed that Miss nelson will be buried at Grant in the family lot there.
    Her many friends here will be grieved to learn of her death.
    Many of the best physicians of the entire country were employed on her case, but could give her no permanent relief.


Infant Goad

The Choctaw Herald April 30, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    God’s dealings with us are broad and are beyond our comprehension, but his dealings with us are always just. Sometimes we can’t feel and see them to be just, but He knows He doeth all things well. "Lord, they will be done."
    On the morning of April 20th, 1914, God took from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Goad their darling baby. He only allowed them to keep it as their own for a brief seven hours. Father and mother, do not grieve for the little one. God hath need of her more than you did. Only look to him [sic] for help to meet your babe there where tears never come. Only think of the sweet face as it awaits you where the Saviour [sic] beckens [sic] you to come. If you will but obey the simple laws of God you will some day be an unbroken family around the throne of God. – A Friend


Mrs. J.C. Lees

Mrs. J.C. Lees Dead
The Choctaw Herald March 19, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Saturday night at 8:45 the Death Angel visited the home of Mrs. J.C. Lees on West Terry Street and called away the mother and protector of the family. Mrs. Lees was a lady of medium age, but was made prematurely old by the burden of care upon her shoulders. In the summer of last year the husband and father, J.S. Lees, was taken to the state asylim [sic] at Norman. Worry brought on this terrible affliction. Once before Mr. Lees was confined to the asylum but was released as fully cured. He is an expert mechanic and immediately after returning home he devoted all his attention to intricate machine work, and brought the affliction on himself again. After he was taken to the asylum the second time, Mrs. Lees was forced to take complete charge of all his affairs as well as her domestic duties. Working early and late to hold her little family of three small children together was the cause of Mrs. Lees’ breaking health.
    Mr. Lees was a member of the Masonic order, and although they have done much for the family, as have the kind hearted neighbrs [sic], she insisted on doing more work than she was able to do and thus hurried on her demise. Mrs. Lees leaves a mother and father, several brothers and sisters, besides her three small children to mourn her loss. The body was to have been interred this afternoon, but was held to await the arrival of relatives who reside in other portions of the country. Interment will be made at Springs Chapel cemetery under the direction of the local Masonic lodge. The little children will likely be taken to the Masonic Home.

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