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Vol 23  Issue 1,186  October 17, 2019

Ardmore, Oklahoma, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402

Email: [email protected], 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 Medical College in St Louis. On November 11th 1877 doctor car Mary Josephine Priestly Carr. They came to Indian Territory in 1891 to begin medical practice on the frontier. He immediately helped organize the local doctors in “The Medical Society of Ardmore,” beginning in 1892, and he was the first secretary.

He served also as the secretary of the first school board of Ardmore. He was a strong prohibitionist. Dr. Solomon and Josephine had the following children, John W., David, Frederick C, and Mary. The doctor continued his practice actively until his death in 1908. The Carrs were members of the Presbyterian Church in Ardmore.
-Indian Territory and Carter County Pioneers book 1982

September 1959
Hubert McCarthy, 32, told his uncle, Tom Brummitt, he was going hunting. Later in the day his uncle found his nephew’s body in a wooded area near his home and Cheek, one mile west, 5 miles south, and 1/2 mile west of Lone Grove. McCarthy was hunting with a single shot, bolt action .22 rifle.

September 1959
Tee McClendon caught a lynx after a three-hour chase. McCendon, by the way, is 77 years old.

Q.  Where do all of the weather forecasts originate?
A.  Norman, Oklahoma

Q.  Where in Oklahoma is there a rain forest?
A.  Answer in next week’s newsletter

Below is from This and That newsletter archives of October 18, 2007

Back before World War II in 1930 Hostess put out banana crème filled Twinkies (not vanilla crème as today). Because of the shortage of bananas during the war, they stopped making the banana Twinkies (1940s). To probably many American’s sadness, Hostess never started back up with their banana Twinkies after WWII ended. But this year they started doing just that, filling those delicious Twinkies with banana creme! I was in the Carter County Assessors Office this week, and there in their break room was a whole box of banana Twinkies, and I couldn’t resist trying one. Oh man, you talk about great taste….. I’m so glad they resumed production!https://oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos7a/TwinkiesBanana.jpg
“hi Butch & Jill. i was reading this issue and i was suprised to read about the town of Marsden, Oklahoma. my uncle ran the post office and one of the first stores in the town. my uncles’ name was James Andrew Fleming. I was told he ran the post office until there was a fire and it burned down with his store. lately your letters have been giving me quiet a bit of information on some of my family. thanks a lot for the info.” -betty daniels

Some mail from this week’s MAILBAG…..

The corner of 12th and E Street and I remember the house was moved east to the corner of D St. and 12th by house movers. We watched them move it and set it on the new foundation.

The lot was leveled out and there was or is a gas station on 12th and E Street. I read in your newsletter about the near accident with the gas pumps at the service station. -C Jensen
The old Timeout Sports Bar 101 North Commerce, Ardmore Oklahoma. Ran by Guy T. Ledbetter, and Robert Cox.
I was born in 1961 and we lived at Dillard where my dad worked for Westheimer-Neustadt Corp. For most of my growing up years, Dub Taliaferro had a grocery/gas station/feed store at the corner of Dillard road and the first section line north of Hwy 70. He was a butcher and cut meat in that store also. I’m not sure it would pass inspection by today’s standards! He had the coldest soda pop around. Also, Ruby Freeman (1902-1973) had a one-room store 3 miles north on Dillard Road for several years, near where the old Rexroat Baptist Church was located. It was open until sometime in the late 60s or early 70s. I remember the parking area around the store was covered with lids from pop bottles.
Terry Tolbert
Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church
Ardmore, OK

“Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital…. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.” -Andrew Carnegie

See everyone next week!

Butch and Jill Bridges

“Friends Make Life Worth Living”Ardmore, Oklahoma
Lone Grove, Oklahoma 73443


Vicious Dog Attacks in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Bells: https://oklahomahistory.net/bellpage.html
Bill Hamm’s Cemetery Database
American Flyers Memorial Fund – Administration Webpage
Official American Flyers Memorial Website
Ardmore Army Air Field/Ardmore Air Force Base Website
Mirror Site of the Ardmore Army Air Field/Ardmore Air Force Website
Carter County Government Website