Ernest Dunn McMahan
Funeral Held For Sawyer Youth
The Ft Towson Sentinel January 23, 1942 – transcribed by Ron Henson
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Fort Towson Baptist Church for Ernest Dunn McMahan 13, by the Rev. Bill Golden, interment being made by the Coffey Funeral Home. The boy died at his home in Sawyer, after a brief illness.
Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. McMahan and four brothers, John, William, Vernon and Charles D. McMahan. Pallbears [sic] were R.D. Calder, Norman Stovall, Zeke Tibbins, Joe Stone, Blaine Brown and Archie Ben Carroll.
Hugo Woman Killed When Pistol Explodes
The Sawyer Times January 11, 1912 – transcribed by Ron Henson
Hugo, Okla. – Mrs. Annie Mullins, wife of W.A. Mullins, was accidentally shot and killed at her home here and Mrs. Walter Fox of Kleburg [sic], Tex., received a flesh wound in the lower part of the leg from the same bullet that killed Mrs. Mullins.
Mrs. Fox and her husband, Walter Mullins, an uncle of W.A. Mullins, were here on a visit to the Mullins family, and Fox had borrowed a pistol from Mrs. Mullins to take with him on a trip to the country. On the night that Fox returned to the Mullins’ home the pistol dropped from his pocket, the hammer striking the floor, causing the cartridge to explode, the ball passing through the flesh portion of Mrs. Fox’s left leg below the knee and struck Mrs. Mullins in the forehead, penetrating the brain and killing her instantly. Mrs. Fox is not seriously injured, but her husband is almost prostrated with grief.
Mrs. Tom Fennell
The Ft Towson Enterprise May 6, 1910 – transcribed by Ron Henson
Died – At her home in Fort Towson, this morning, Mrs. Tom Fennell, after a long and painful illness. The remains will be burried [sic] at old Town tomorrow; funeral services conducted by Rev. Edwards.
Mrs. Fennell was one of our old citizens well and favorably known to all and will be greatly missed. She was a charitable good woman, no one sick or needy ever wanted for attention while she was able to go. It was a special pleasure to her to visit the sick and see that they were properly cared for and had something nice to eat. Her husband and little son are the only relatives here, who have the profound sympathy of all in this their sad bereavement.
Jim Collier Drowned
The Ft Towson Enterprise June 17, 1910 – transcribed by Ron Henson
Last Sunday while in bathing. Two men – one named Renfroe and the other Fowler – were with him and were afterwards arrested on Suspicion, but were released as there was no evidence against them. No one seemed to know anything about it, only the young man was drounded [sic]. The river was dinamited [sic] and drug for two days, without any results, and up to this time the body has not been found.
Arrested for Murder
The Ft Towson Enterprise August 19, 1910 – transcribed by Ron Henson
The dead body of Jackson Tunubbee was foune [sic] near Boggy Switch last Saturday morning and Mose Tom and Frank Morris, two young Chactaws [sic], have been arrested and placed in jail at Hugo charged with his murder. The three, it appears, had purchased alcohol at the dispenfary [sic] the day before and were drinking heavily on Friday night. Constable Parker, of Boswell, made the arrest and landed the boys in the Hugo jail.
Card of Thanks
The Ft Towson Enterprise November 11, 1910 – transcribed by Ron Henson
To our friends and neighbors we extend our most sincere thanks for the many favors and sympathies shown us during the illness and death of little Bryan, who answered the summons, "Come unto Me," last Sunday morning. – Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fodge
Tom Ingram & W.M. Morris
Fatal Shooting At Hugo
The Ft Towson Enterprise November 25, 1910 – transcribed by Ron Henson
One of the most deplorable tragedies in the history of the city occurred on the corner of Duke Street and Broadway last Monday evening at ten minutes to six o’clock in which two prominent citizens of Hugo lost their lives, two homes were rendered fatherless and deep grief caused to families and friends.
Last March, Tom Ingram was shot and seriously wounded by Dr. W.M. Morris under circumstances known to all Hugo people. Since that time there has been no reconciliation between the two men, and those who knew them best were always expecting the trouble would be renewed whenever the two men came face to face.
Monday evening the meeting took place. Dr. Morris had just stepped out of the hardware store at the corner of Broadway and Duke and started towards the corner. On the corner Mr. Ingram was standing talking to Si Keyes. As soon as the doctor and Ingram discovered that they were near each other, it is said that Ingram started to draw his pistol, saying that he was going to unload on the doctor, but there are conflicting stories as to what really took place, except the shooting. At any rate Dr. Morris was the first to fire, the two men being at close range and the first shot taking effect in the right breast of his adversary. As soon as the shot rang out, Mr. Keyes seized Dr. Morris and the doctor fired another shot, which missed the mark. In the struggle with Mr. Keyes the doctor was thrown or fell down and while in this position, it is claimed, the rapid fire of Ingram’s pistol did the work, the doctor receiving three wounds, one in the right arm, one in the cheek and one in the back.
After the shooting Ingram started around the corner and fell into the steps leading up behind the Oklahoma State Bank where people ran to his assistance. Dr. Morris made his way across the street to the drug store and from there to the office of Dr. Shull, where his wounds were dressed and where he died at 6 o’clock Tuesday morning. Mr. Ingram was taken into the office of Dr. John, where his wounds were given proper attention, and was carried to his home at 7 o’clock, where he died at 8:30, only living about two hours.
There was great excitement on the streets up to a late hour and everyone was asking for the latest news concerning the wounded men, and groups were standing along the streets discussing the affray.
The bodies of both men were prepared for burial and both sent to their old homes in Texas on the same train for interment, that of Dr. Morris going to Wolf City while the body of Mr. Ingram was sent to Greenville, both towns being in the same county in Texas.
Mr. Ingram leaves a wife and two sons, the Morris family consisting of the widow and three small children in a home recently completed at the foot of Broadway.
The families have many friends here and in their Texas homes who deplore the affair that has caused so much grief. – Choctaw Herald.
Mrs. George Pritchard
Mrs. Pritchard Dies
The Ft Towson Enterprise December 2, 1910 – transcribed by Ron Henson
At her home near Fort Towson Wednesday night, Mrs. George Pritchard, after a lingering illness, passed out of this life.
Her life was gentle, but like the still waters, it was deep. In her heart of hearts she carried those she loved and her hand was never weary. Her step never failed in ministering unto, caring for, waiting upon those who were in any way dependent upon her.