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H J Caver was born December G,
188G, at Mosely Htuff, La. His father
was W . C Caver, a prosperous farm-
or, who owned 2G0 ncres of good farm
land. Ho lived with Ills parents 17
years, and moved to Pino Muff, Ark.,
after selling out tho homo fnrm. Ho
ntlMtiilnil iiuhllp. Krlinnl nt Mnselv
- lV.uff, La., and after moving to Pino
Illuff, entered llranch Normal college,
a branch of tho Tuskegee Institute.
Artor four years in this Institution ho
and his brother entered a partnership
business, barberlng nnd clothes clean-
lug. Tho cleaning and dyeing busl-
ness became so great that the
diopped the barberlng business and
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and pressing business, which soon be-
came the largest concein of Its kind in
the state. When they first Btartcd In
business, ho and his brother. L. F.
Caver, were the only employes, and
they did business In a one-room
building. Today tho plunt Is worth
$25,000, nnd employs 12 laborers.
Mr Caver married Miss Notlo R,
Richardson of Mississippi, who was u
former student of tho Uranch Normal
College ln October 1909 ln Febru-
ary. 1913, he came 'to Tulsa and open-
ed the French Dry Cleaning establish-
ment on North Cincinnati. Tho ilrst
day ho opened business his receipts
amounted to $5.00. Slnco then his re-
ceipts for a day's business have been
as high as 50.U0. In May of last year
he bought a horse and wagon to take
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cure Ul "in u-i uiucuouib uuo...v.oo.
ait,n ontnltnf In Tii1Rn Mr Pnvor
i,n .o.iclit a residence lot' at a cost
nf srnoon and erected a homo there-
., fnr whir ho has been offered and
r fuse 1 S2 000 00
Resides his property here, which ho
has bought and paid for out of his
business, Mr. Caver owns an Interest
In tho Cnver Cleaning establishment
at Pine Uluff, and two houses which
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Caver Is rated to bo worth about
I Ho Is yet a young man nnd Is doing
J'ljnucli to build up the town. His sister,
7Tl'sB Viola B. Carvor, Is now em-
V ployed as bookkeeper for 'his business
hero, and ho employs four other help-
His brother, II. F. Carver, Is rated
at $35,000. Ho has a brother, II. L.
Cnrvor, a graduate of Philander Smith
College, who Is now teaching In that
Tho above Ib a true likeness of Mr.
.1. II llnlinrto. nf llrUtnu. Okla. To
attempt to gtvo this subject anything
but nn outline would bo folly. Mr.
Roberts wns born September 2G, 1859,
ln Indian Teirltory, near Black Jack,
His history Is very much like tho Ib-
racllteB, In the wilderness Journey of
civilization. Ho was raised without
father or mother. et In tho face of
thu obstacles and hindrance, ho forged
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was to prepare lilmHelf for tho Strug-
glo of life's bnttlc. He attended the
neighborhood school for threo years.
Hero ho laid his foundation with
ninety-six dollars. Ho met Miss Han-
nah Dixon, who was also a native of
Indian Territory Two lives were
blended in mutual holy affection.
Henceforth they shared the world's
vicissitudes, and his homo was a one-
room log cabin, where peaco and vir-
tue dwelt. From this tho father goes
to his toll, with hope In his heart and
onB on his lips. In It he rules a
iueen richer than Sheba, In admlnls-
trntlon wiser than Victoria. Light chll-
rcn. five boys and three tlrln. grooms
the home to bless succeeding genera-
tlonn. to tho end of time. Hero the
chief stone was laid. Ho professed a
hone In Chrlstn Jesus, and today ho
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nrueiu iiiuren oim-i. iiu
learned now tho true value of a dollar.
n,so tIf0 valuo of opportunities; how
to mnko a do,lnr liko otl,er men how
t0 8ave " aml 1,ow to a(,d ot lll ,l0''
lar saved. He saw the difference be-
)lvmg on fcm, mNnod by som
o nnd 1vm(; ,n u ho(180 owned
by s(jmo ono ulgi( nld ,lvlg , hls
own homo Ho suw tho wisdom of es-
tal)1IghnB i,sness enterprises. His
knowledge of tho citizenship anil its
requirements, prompted him to look
wust ijeIlg vury ambitious, ho set
out on foot nnd Sotled at Urlstow. His
8UCCe3a has been phenomenal, ho
nolls two thousand ucrea of land,
ciVes omploymcnt to eighteen fnmillos,
four of tUom being white, who havo
lived on his place for fourteen years.
Mr. Roberts raises all of his stock,
hns eighteen head of horses, forty What education (book lcnrnlnK. etc ) hind. Today the whole Btretch o(
head of cattle, works on the farm, ho hus he plikcd up hero and there country Is covered with creditable
hand In hand with th other laborers, whenever nnd wherever ho could. Ho business and dwelling houses, side
He has threo children at Langston Iiiir always been a busy man, never walks and paved Btroets. Slnco com
university, Is worth one hundred and overlooking un opportunity to servo Ing to Tulsa Mr. Uurloy has built
fifty thousand dollars. One would bo his people. three two-story brick buildings (bust
surprised to meet him. He Is modest, In 1911, ho was elected Grand Mas- noss houses), five residences, added
unassuming, courteous, and held In tcr of the Odd Fellows In Oklahoma thu Ourley-Hlll addition to the city
high esteem by white and colored, and every year since that time ho has of Tulsa and bought on 80-acre farm
In every respect has Mr. Roberts, succeeded himself. The order Is In In Rogers county, which has lately
proved worthy as an example for the better condition now, financially and developed Into a splendid oil propo
race, and should give Inspiration to otherwise than It ever was In this ultlon Mrs. Uurloy, his wife, to whom
PROF. A. L. W. SHIELDS.
Principal Colored School
Professor Shields was born In Dta-
don, MIhb., In November, 18G1, and t0 moro tim $7,000.00. At the last
remained there with his parents till (jrau l.odgo meeting at McAloster,
1G years old, attending public niid,,u succeeded In raising thu policy
high school, after which ho went to from $300 to $350.
Ureenvllle and worked as a laborer In jtr, jorfurson lias accumulated eon-
un oil mill seven years, and three Hldorable property and his rating In
years In the same business In Vlcks- probnbl $ir.,000.
burg. At thiNind- of this time, he re- :
turned to Washington county, his ,. ,,,,,,, . ,,., ,,.,, r ,,
home county, and engaged In tho pro-
fesslon of teaching. Ho taught school
nl II"Ilallllal0 four ycnrs- Ho iUa"
went to Madison Parish, where ho fol-
lowed his profession five years. Com-
lnR usl to ,''ort Sm,t"- Ark- ,1Q cn'
gaged In farming two years, and
moved to Indian Territory, Ulld re-
turned to his profession at Clarksvlllo
ils assistant iinuupui ui mu (."
,Ileru- wlllcl1 ll iel'1 follr 'ei,r8 u,ulur
tho federal government.
,n 130"- lle wellt to California as
missionary of tho Christian church. He
located ut lirlstow and ln 1911 was
elected principal of the colored school
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rroiessor suieius was a memuer oi
the executive committee of the Coloi ed
I)r' Farming association at tho meet-
lnB "r Ul International Dry Fanning
congress, which met In Tulsa last year.
" In unmarried.
O. M. MILLER.
The above cut Is that of O. M. Miller,
another young man of Sapulpa, vvho Is
said to be making money. Mr. Miller
was born in Austin. Texas. January 12,
1883, and while he was yet a small
boy he lost his parents He was thus
left alono with a brother and sister
o light l.ls way through .life us bos
lie could. At the age of 15 ho went
alone to Muskogee IT., and went to
work as a bell boy In the Turner hotel
of that city, which Job he held threo
years, after which ho traveled about
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Sapulpa. Hero ho worked In hotels
and at other Jobs and saved a llttlo
nl0"jy Ho lnVGsta ll '" n rooming
l,ouso nronosltlon' a,,a ln " sl,ort tlmo
beenmo owner of the building, a two-
story 8tructure. He Is also proprietor
ot n billiard parlor. Considering tho
liard8hpS ho has been forced up
against, disadvantages, etc., this young
man has dono remarkably well and Is
deserving or creun ror it.
Tho subject of this sketch was born
n 8iave, September 1, 1855, at Mem-
phis. Tonn. He was sold with his
mother to slaveholders" ln Mississippi,
W10I1 ilu ,NU o0 vear old and re-
,nal"ned there eight years, after which
i,e ran awav and iolned thu Yankeo
band nt Junction, Tenn. In 18G5 ho
moved to Arkunsus and began work on
a furm, following this till 1884, whou
he wus appointed constable of Vaughn
township. After serving one year at
this, ho wus appointed tnx collector
and held this position four years. Mr.
Jefferson served two terms In the Ar
kunsus leglsluture und could easily
havo been elected tho third term, had
ho been n candidate.
Ho was elected a member of the city
council at line Illuff In 1888 and
served the city till 1890. 41e was dep-
uty sheriff of Jefferson county flvo
years, and In 1892 was appointed dep
uty U. S. marshall for tho eastern dis
trict of Arkansas, which office ha held
four yeurs. During the same tlmo ho
was appointed city patrolman, which
Job he held three nnd one-half years.
In 1902 ho camo to Oklahoma, lo
cating nt Muskogee, where for four
years ho served as notary public and
public collector. Four yearB later he
was elected Justice of the peaco and
served ln this capuclty five years and
Mr. Jefferson Is a loyal race man,
who hns In many ways benefited his
people. While In tho legislature In
Arkansas ho prevented the passage of
any "Jim Crow" or "Crandfather
clause" laws and made many friends
among southern democrats for his
This remarkable man has never at
tended school a day In his lifetime.
state. When he was elected Ornnil
Master, the order was Indebted to
widows and children several thousnnd
dollurs, but during the threo years of
his successful administration, all In-
debtedncss has been paid and tho
treasury of tho ordor has been swelled
nml Mm q w Hurley, pioneer clt-
,Z(,ns ()f T,8a Mr 0llrluy wn8 J0II1
at lluntsvllle. Ala, December 25,
18Gg Ho Ivuil (li(ru Ulh ,ih par
unt8 formor 8mve8 tni hu v;as 8 yeurrt
0d, and moved with them to Pino
lntllT( aiIc. 1iuiu Iio uttumlea putillc
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th(j farm wJ(li ha faUlur ,0 Rrndll.
aUd from Ul0 urnllcll Normi school,
Jefferson county, In tho class of '81,
nl(1 talgnt 8C)ol i tMe 8alll0 ccmniy
yea's. In 1892, he was em-
pioyt;('bv t10 v s Postofflco Depart-
ment Mon(,y 0r,ior c)orl Ul0
J)ostoff,co nt I10 jllff n nu,j t,s
,,O8iu0n ((mr ycnrH under President
UnrrUnn'u nilmltilntl-ntlnn nml Kvn
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years and six months under Presl-
dent drover Clevoland'H ndmlnistra-
tlon. resigning to come to Oklahoma
,0 maku U,u n,n '" tUa 0l'c"lnB ot
tho Cherokee strip. He secured a
furm In this ruu und moved on It, but
afterward gavo It up and moved to
Perry, Okla., and entered politics. Ho
was n candldato for county treasurer
but was defeated. Ho was afterward
eiecieu principal oi ino cuy bciioois
there. After two terms ho resigned
an(1 we,lt lnto tho mercantile business
which he conducted very successfully
tor te" years.
In July, 190G, ho moved to Tulsa
with his business nnd built tho first
building ln the Kast Knd. which was
at that time open prairie and fnrm
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he was married In Arkansas In 1888,
was before marriage Miss Knun
a Wells, of Holly Springs, Miss. She
has boon a devoted wife and much of
his success Is credltablo to her. Mr.
Hurley Is a great fraternal and church
wolker Iloth his mother and fothor
died In Arkansas last year, leaving a
hoiuohtead of 320 acres of Arkansas
farm and timer land, to which ho Is
heir to one third Interest. Counting
this with his holdings here. Mi. Our-
Is inteil ut about $30,000.
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spected man of Depow, Okla. n little
timf m)Vt. ,us 8,mt, of urHtow.
Rov. Unlloy was born Decombor 9,
,84Ci t ult,y Sprll?H ,,nu moa
t..lHl f Florence. Ala., on a planta-
Hon owned by a slave-holder. named
Unlloy. Ills earlier Ilfo wus spent as
n r.liivu linv. 1 lit uiih Hiihl frnm IiIh
parents, and In 1SG2 ho ran away and
enlisted n thu Seventeenth Infantry,
Company (1, of thu United States Vol-
uuleers, under donorul Slmfter. Ho
vas In itilhe iurlri, and took part
' the fumuiu Hood's laid, thu battle
at Murphysbiiro. Lookout Mountain
and the Missionary Rldgo fight. Ho
wns ' "'" underground army which
raided through Keutuck), Tennessee
and Alalinma After his discharge, ho
went to Kranklln, Tenn , where he
was baptlzid in the Harper's stream.
Twelve years lalur ho went back to
his old home In Alabama, where ho
lived tie ycais, and moed to Texas,
where he dually bought u farm, 57
ucie.i, for $800, which he paid for In
a few jta.-s Mac, anil bought $500
worth of stock. Six yours ago, ho
koIcI tho same farm for $2,014.50, and
moved to Oklahoma, making his first
crop nt Tnft, ninu miles west of Mus
kogee, on jentcd land. In 1909 ho
moved to Depuw und bought 1G0 acres
for $1,G00, for which ho paid caBh.
This farm Is one und a half miles from
town and Is now valued at $4,000.00.
While at Nushvlllu In 18G5 ho marrlod
Miss Klleu IJalloy, his present wife,
who Is now GO years old. One daugh-
lur wnH uor lo iI10m. ai,0 wn8 lno
w.fo or Jom PaTtoMi sho ded at
her llomo ,8t 1I10Uli ,luv Uaoy ,8
n unHtouua ex-soldler, drawing $15
)er month from tho government, and
,H lnrg0 UIlMk uccout w,ll0 tho
clillilren of his former masters, ho
bay8( uro penniless.
if villa wants to get back on tho
,lr8t paR0 ,, wm ,mvo to
(haM ?, 000 for th(J noxt uatlltub ho
Aftep th(j Tang0i
Wno our tuvt aro BOro or tIrod
soak them for twenty minutes In wot-
ur to which hns been added a tea-
""! ' niinioniannd8 a taWespMnTuTof
E. D. JEFFERSON.