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  • Vol 23  Issue 1,190   November 14, 2019

    Willie D. Courtney Willie D. Courtney was born in Powell, Indian Territory March 17, 1903. Her parents died when she was five months old, and she was reared by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dal Long. Through a freak accident Willie was hit in the knees as a child by buckshot from her grandfather’s gun. […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,196   December 26, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST The Daily ArdmoreiteSunday, December 28, 1919Ardmore, OklahomaBUCK GARRETT HOST TO COUNTY SHUT-INS ON CHRISTMAS DAY At the county jail, following his usual custom, Sheriff Buck Garrett was host to the prisoners on Christmas Day. And the sheriff lived up to […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,195    December 19, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST Dr. George and Elizabeth (Pearl) Goodwin George E. Goodwin, M.D. was born in Jefferson, Vermont on September 5th 1867. His parents were Horace and Clarissa Hubbard Goodwin, and the doctor’s mother Clarissa, live with him in Ardmore until her death […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,194   December 12, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST In the early morning hours of Monday, July 2, 1962 J.C. Boone was performing his night watchman duties for the city of Wilson, Oklahoma as he had been doing for over a year. Wilson resident and service station owner Leo […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,193  December 5, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Simon Gooden Simon Gooden was born in 1917 in Burneyville, Oklahoma the son of Steve and Zadie Brown Gooden. The family lived in Marietta for a time then came to Ardmore in 1926. Steve Gooden died in Ardmore a year later in 1927. As a […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,192    November 28, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Doctor William and Betty (Blewett) Darling William A. Darling M.D. was a prominent physician in the early days of New Wilson and the adjacent oil fields. He was inventive in nature and pioneered other professions in the area also. William was the son of William […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,190 November 14, 2019

    Willie D. Courtney Willie D. Courtney was born in Powell, Indian Territory March 17, 1903. Her parents died when she was five months old, and she was reared by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dal Long. Through a freak accident Willie was hit in the knees as a child by buckshot from her grandfather’s gun. […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,189    November 7, 2019

    John Hardin and Annie (Little) Cornish John Hardin Cornish, an orphan, came to Indian Territory from Arkansas approximately in 1880 and brought his brothers and sisters with him in a covered wagon. They settled in the area south of what is now Ringling. John founded the town of Cornish, Indian Territory and did a booming […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,188 October 31, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Thomas Jefferson and Mary Jane Clinton Thomas Jefferson Clinton was born April 1st 1848 in Marshall County Tennessee the oldest child born to John and Martha Clinton. He married Mary Jane Mayse on February 29th 1872 in Murray County Tennessee. In September of 1894 he […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,187  October 24, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Judge Thomas W. Champion Thomas W. Champion and his twin brother, Joseph B., where the children of Joseph Benjamin and Ella (Nelson) Champion. There was a third brother, Robert. Thomas W. was born July 21, 1879 in Livingston, Kentucky. The family were active members of […]