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THE WEWOKA TIMES-DEMOCRAT
Wewoka, Oklahoma, Friday, January 10, 1936
Services for Mrs. Lucinda
Evaline Davis, Wewoka pioneer who died at 4 A.M. today, just two and one half months away from her 101st birthday, will be
held Saturday at 2:30 P.M. in the First Baptist church here.
Key funeral home will be in charge.
Rev. T. Grady Nanney.
Baptist pastor assisted by Rev. D. B. Doak, paster of the Methodist church of which Mrs. Davis was a staunch -------(can't
read), will conduct the rites.--------- be made in Oakwood cemetery beside her husband who died in 1911.
Six of Mes. Davis'
grandsons will act as pall-bearers. Her clan includes seven living children, 74 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.
The children are B.F. Davis, Mrs. Frank Haning, Mrs. Mathew Haning, Mrs. john Wilson, and John Davis, all
of Wewoka; and Abe Davis of Harmony, Ark.
Three children died at an early age, and three others have died in resent years.
Eveline Davis was born March 25, 1835, in Madison county, Arkansas. Her father was a bearded pioneer who joined the gold rush
to California as one of the historic '49ers. She married Andrew Baker Davis in 1857, and with him traveled through Arkansas,
Missouri, Texas and the Indian Territory seeking a place to settle.
With the outbreak of the Civil was, Davis enlisted
in the Union Army, and his young wife tended the crops, cared for her small children, and carried on through hardship of the
frontier, robbing and burning, so that oftentimes it was hard to keep enough food in the house.
Proud of Age
about six years ago, Mrs. Davis lived alone, caring for her own needs. Although about a year ago she ceased to go anywhere,
or to any work, she did not keep to her bed except at intervals, and received hundreds of visitors, most of them descendants,
who surrounded her with love and care in her declining years.
Proud of her age, "Grandma" Davis, as she was called, said
on her 100th birthday, "I'm ready to die, whenever the Lord calls me. I've done the best I knew to do, all these years and
I'm a little tired."
Before she became feeble with the increasing years, Grandma Davis was a
familiar figure about Wewoka, going in her buggy here and there, visiting the sick, lending a helping hand always, in addition
to rearing her large family.
Her birthday celebration last March was a joyous event, with the clan gathering at the old
home, a huge cake with 100 candles placed in front of her.
CRUSHING MAJORITY OKEHS ACT
This news story cannot be reproduced because the paper is torn. It appears to be about
a cash bonus being proposed for World War I veterans. One line says, "Amendment to Measure Likely, Roosevelt opposed
to payment in full."
(Note - OKEHS is not a typo. I do not know what it means but it is in the newspaper.)
FROM PAGE TWO
DRAKE FRAUD STAMPS THIS A SUCKER ERA
When the history of these troubled times to be written - if a historian
can be found who has the strength for the job - one of its verdicts probably will be that this was the blossoming time and
the midsummer heyday of the great American sucker
Evidence to support that verdict is swashing about all over the
landscape. It makes the newspapers bulky and crowds the ads out of the magazines. But the keystone of the arch and the cap
on the monument of it all is undoubtedly the Drake case.
This famous swindle has been aired in the courts and the
newspapers over and over again. A city slicker ventured into the midwest some years ago announcing that the estate of Sir
Frances Drake, Queen Elizabeth's famous old freelooter, had passed down through his male descendants and had grown prodigiously
with the years.
Today, he said, it comprised practically all London and was worth untold billions; and he, the slicker,
had the heirs under his thumb and was about to arrange a settlement of the estate; and all who contributed a dollar or so
to defray the expenses would get their money back a thousandfold.
That anyone outside of an asylum would ever listen
to such a yarn is hardly credible. But the suckers came forward in droves and platoons to hand over their money to the slicker.
No one knows how much he collected, but it kept him in luxury for years.
Uncle Sam's men finally caught up with
the slickerand sent him to prison for 10 years. But did that stop (can't read here, paper torn) it went on in a big way
wherever (The bottom half of the paper is missing, so the rest of this fascinating story is not available.)
We have concluded animal lovers are about the most industrious persons in the country
in seeking justice whenever they feel a wrong has been committed against a dumb animal, says the ADA Evening News. Nearly
a year ago, a mare was found hung by her neck (the rest of the story is no longer readable)
- THE FOLLOWING IS ONLY PART OF A COLUMN WHICH I SUSPECT WAS LABELED SOMETHING LIKE "LOCAL NEWS" -
Johnny Hale and children spent Saturday in Konawa visiting Mrs. Gerald Watkins
Miss Mary Brice who is spending the
winter with her uncle, A.E. Brice, Gypsy Camp Mission City spent the weekend with relatives in Lehigh.
Donovan was called home Friday because of the death of her father L.R. Mudd of Tulsa. The funeral was held Monday.
Messmore small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.L. Messmore underwent a tonsil operation Tuesday morning in a Seminole hospital.
CARTOON - A man sits behind a small table on which is written "congress". A gigantic soldier has one foot firmly
planted on the table. He wears a helmet and big boots and on his uniform is printed "bonus issue grown out of the last
war". Off to the side, a hand holds out a paper on which is printed, "neutrality legislation". The man behind
the desk reaches for that paper, saying "Let's have it." The cartoonist's signature is HERBLOCK/
IN NEW YORK, a copyrighted column by George Ross, appears here. The column tells how movie hopefuls often had their screentests
done in New York, actually traveling to Hollywood only if summoned after their tests were seen. Katherine Hepburn, the column
says, used that method. The technicians who developed her film did not think much of her acting ability. "They have
since had a change of heart," the columnist wrote.
Another story from the front page of the paper
WALTER WISE, NOTED INDIAN, DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS; ONE OF STATE'S
Full-blood Seminole Had Been Ill Only Two Weeks; Became Wealthy With Opening of Oil Pools in County;
Funeral Services Set for Sunday Afternoon
Walter Wise, 45, Seminole full-blood Indian, one of the wealthiest of his tribe, died at a local hospital this morning about
6:30 o'clock, after remaining in an unconscious state for two weeks.
He became wealthy with the opening of the
Wewoka pool, when producing wells were brought in on his allotment of 120 acres near here. Wells on the place are still producing.
An estimation of his wealth placed it at more than a half million dollars, about half of that figure in bonds, and
the remainder in oil property and cash.
Funeral services are to be held Sunday at 3:30 P.M. in the High Springs church
near Konowa. Rev. George Tiger, Holdenville, will officiate, and burial will be in the family plot near the $50,000 brick
home which Wise built on the corner of his place after he became rich.
KNOWN OVER STATE
Over all of Seminole
county, and indeed over the state of Oklahoma, Wise was well-known for his many benefactions. Friends called him generous
to a fault. Always his purse was open to needy Indian families, supplying them with food, clothing, and medical aid whenever
they were unable to supply themselves.
He donated large sums to Indian schools and churches over the state, besides
these donations financing individual students so that they might secure an education. At the time of his death students at
Murray State Agricultural college in Tishomingo and at the Oklahoma Presbyterian college in Durant, were receiving financial
(At this point, the text says, "Turn to Page Six, Please". I regret that I do not have a copy of
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