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  • Vol 23  Issue 1,186  October 17, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Dr. Solomon and Josephine Priestley Carr Solomon S. Carr, M.D. was born in 1833 in Plant, Rowan County, North Carolina. He obtained his undergraduate studies at Dickson College in Pennsylvania and at the State University of Pennsylvania. His medical degree was received at the American […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,185 October 10, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Dr. James A. Bivens was born April 6, 1856 in Tennessee, the son of E. G. and Carolyn (Powers) Bivens. Dr. James initially worked as a pharmacist for 5 years at Montague, Texas. Then in 1888 he came to Ardmore, Pickens County, Indian Territory. He […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,184 October 3, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Henry and Holly Simmons Berry Henry Berry was born in the year 1910 in Detroit, Texas, the son of Jasper and Rhoda Berry. Rhoda lived until  the age of 102 years. His brothers and sisters are Clemitta Jones, Clifton D,  Valasca Agers, Theresa Rogan, O.V., […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,183  September 26, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 C. B. “Tobe” Bee C.B. Tobe Bee was considered one of the outstanding experts on freight rates in the United States. He was born in 1882 in Texas and very little is known of his early life except that his father died early, leaving the […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,182  September 19, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Henry and Regina (Blank) Baum Ardmore was just developing into a bustling frontier town in the 1890s when Henry Baum was offered a position with the “Iron Store”, one of our earliest businesses in Ardmore. Henry was living in Gainesville, Texas and accepted the offer. […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,181 September 12, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A. C. Young’s Furniture Store – 1899 Nearly three years of earnest application, studying to please the people of Ardmore and vicinity is, in a general way, what Mr. Young has been doing since he begin business here. He has succeeded. He keeps one of […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,180 September 5, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Wolverton Grocery Store Mr. William S. Wolverton, manager of the Wolverton Grocery Company, is a native of Tennessee and came to Ardmore in 1893. In 1894 he established the firm which bears his name. His place of business has always been, since the start, just […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,179  August 29, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 The Wisnor Hotel The first large hotel in Ardmore was located on North Washington Street, just south of the present Federal Building (southwest corner of North Washington and Broadway). It was built in the spring of 1894 and was named the Winsor Hotel after Ben […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,178   August 22, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Wilkes Dry Cleaning Tom Lee Wilkes (1883-1966) open his first cleaning plant in Ardmore in 1908, on the eastside of North Washington. He had come to Ardmore at the age of 9 in 1892, and begin work in the cotton fields, doing yard work, and other […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,177 August 15, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Whitchurch Garage and Supply House, Ardmore, Oklahoma In 1912 Clifton Whitchurch drove his family to Ardmore and rented a large building at 128-130 South Washington. He then established the Whitchurch Garage and Supply House, and selling new White and Republic trucks. He serviced the trucks as […]