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The antique town on a buffalo trail.

The Caddo Oklahoma Star, 1876



April 4, 1876


Rev. Mr. Marston was on a visit to Atoka last week.


Dr. George Nisbet, of Tishomingo, was in town last week.


The Railroad Company reduced its force at this depot on the 31st of March. We now have only W. H. McCurdy and Thomas Mahoney.


Mrs. Harlan started Sunday evening to White Bend Hill to see her husband, Maj. Harlan, whom she learned was sick.


Just as we go to press we learn of the death of Mrs. Folsom, wife of Judge Rufus Folsom, which occurred on the 26th ult. Judge Folsom, in his sad bereavement, has our sympathies.


Died: It becomes our painful duty to record the death of Mrs. Susan Cox which occurred a few days ago at Folsom’s Bridge and Carriage Point. Mrs. Cox was the stepdaughter of the editor of this paper and as such we sincerely mourn her early death. Farewell dear Susie. You have gone from a world of sin and sorrow to meet your mother and little brothers where sickness and troubles will come to you no more.


Grand Ball and Oyster Supper- At the Oklahoma Hotel on Wednesday evening, April 5th, 1876. We cordially invite the public to attend. Music by the Caddo String Band. Dancing to commence at 8 o’clock. Admission $1.50.


April 11

Thanks to Mrs. Sallie Fox for a can of fresh oysters.


Married on the 6th inst., by Rev. Edward Morris, at the residence of Mrs. Emma Cooper, Mr. H. E. Scott to Miss Sina Folsom, of the Choctaw Nation.


A Grateful Remembrance- Mrs. S. A. Harlan wishes to tender her heartfelt gratitude to the people along the road and in Pauls Valley for the willingness with which they responded to her every wish while on her late mournful mission to White Bend Hill. To Bro. Silar Rogers, under whose roof her sick and suffering husband breathed his last, she feels especially thankful for his kind and fraternal attentions, and for the anxiety he manifested in trying to have his last dying request complied with.


April 18

As we go to press Peter Perryman, who was run over by the train Saturday night, is still alive, though expected to die every minute.


Married on the 27th of March, at the residence of Mr. William Smallwood, the bride’s father, by Rev. C.E. Nelson, Mr. Benjamin Olsen, a white citizen of the United States, formerly of Norway, to Miss Susan Smallwood, of the Choctaw Nation.


April 25

Dry weather, grass knee deep, corn growing finely, and streets hard as a rock.


Quite a quantity of buffalo robes and raw hides were brought in last week from the west for shipment north.


Boy Lost- Robert F. Smith left his home in Adair County, Missouri, April 1871, worked in a nursery at Leavenworth, drove a team to Fort Sill, was cook on a farm near Ellsworth, Kansas in October 1872. He is 26 years old with blue eyes and brown hair. Has a scar on the lower part of the right ear and one on the right knee. Who ever can tell of him will pour sunshine into the heart of his mother; address Xantippe Smith, Kirksville, Missouri.