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The Tulsa star. (Tulsa, Okla.) 1913-1921, August 19, 1914, SPECIAL EDITION, Image 4

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REV. S. S. JONES.
I'nstor of tlii? ntIoch llapt t
church nt Muskogee Editor IlaplI t
Informer, nnd se en years president of
the State Ilnptlst convention He
TWO PROMINENT
OKLAHOMA CHARACTERS
The above cut shows lions W II.
Twine nnd V. A Itentle, two lawyers,
both widely known throughout Okln-
honia. Mr. Twine published the Mus- Itoger Williams Collego. Mr. Ilentie or .Mr mm .Mrs. French C. Smith, 511 ""siow uecoru puuusueu u vu.j u.u-Vni-nn
QMniMnr fn. ti mi. ill, nr nf vn.-iro U lint nnlv n onnd Inuvnr. lint In ii list Arelinr Ktrnnt wltli Mr .mil Mr. itablo Booster Edition, 111 Which a
and is known as a fearless writer Ho
The above shows tho llkmess or
Prof J. W. Hughes, principal of the
Dunbar school of this city, und his
young wifo, n brldu of three month i
Prof. Hughes was born In Itutherford
county, Tennessee, April 30, IStiti, His
father was president of n collego at
Greenville, Ala. He attended the pub
He schools of Rutherford county, ami
graduated from the Flsk university In
tho class of 'St. Hu returned to his
homo and taught school till 1S93, und
went to Koberson county to uccept tin
princlpnlship of u city school, which
position he held until he came to
Tulsa In 1908. Here' he formed a
partnership with O. W tlurlry, and
went Into the grocery business After
two years in this ho went to New by,
Oklahoma, to accopt a school, which
he taught one year, and returned to
Tulsa to accopt tho prlnclpalshlp of
tho colored schools here, which posi
tion he lias held since, this year mak
ing tho fourth tlmo he litis been elect-
Ju tu k o. n aj tin ' bu:,l
i pruuhn-' IU it president of
the Mil n i I r lit & Bottling Works
i d 1 nit r -.t d in nunj other bust-
nr tttcrpn
Ctirf &m?A
was born In Ohio and spent his early
manhood ip Texas ns a school tench-
er He came to Oklahoma In 1SS9,
and has lived In the state since.
Mr Heutle Ib a very wealthy nntlto
born In Muskogee and educated In
cenlus a a poet and liiwntor
iilbjthi cliool boards Ho was elect-
cJ prrtlUnt of tho N j: District
MRS. J .W. HUGHES.
Teachers association this year, and a
liort time thereafter, May 30, mar
ried Miss N. A Ledslngcr, former
teachers In the colored schools of that
city for seven years prior to tho time
other election to the schools of this
c'tj. Just hefore her marriage. Mrs.
1 ughoi wai horn In Dyers county,
'1 ennesnoe, February 12, 1884. She
finished tlil- Ilruco High School In
1002 and entered tho KIsk university
from which she graduated In 1905. Shu
taught her first school at Beaufort,
N C , where sho taught one year, and
returned to her home, where sho
taught two years, afterward coming
to Oklahoma and accepted n position
In tho city school nt Okmulgee. Mr3.
Hlghes took n post graduate courso
in the Stato Normal at Ypsilnuti,
Mich She Is now assistant secretary
of tho State Teachers association of
Oklahoma.
Tho above picture shows tho homo
Sm.'li stnndliiE in tho forecround
bin. a standing in ho foreground.
The lot on which this houso stands
wns tho first piece of property bought
i- n colored man In tho Fast End.
Mr Smith was born near Frnnklln,
Tenii., about 18G1, where hu lived with
his parents firteen years, attending
public school. He later attended thu
Tcnnesseo Collego at Nashville, but
ivas forced to give up his studies on
account of his eyes. He took up tho
wood turner's trade and worked at
this four years. In 1880 he moved to
Emporia. Kan., and engaged In con-
tract work, following tho death of his
first wife, formerly Miss Emma Tlsdal,
of Kentucky, who died In 1879, leav
ing her husband and two children,
who were reared by Mr. Smith's
mother, who died In Tulsa In 1910.
He lived in Emporia three years, dur
ing which tlmo he bought nnd paid
for two houses and lots, and In 1885
moved to Kansas City. Two years
later, ho engaged in hotel work as
wa'ter, which ho followed for a num
ber of yenrs. He was following this
work when he eamo to TuNn and
i ecured a position as head-walfi r In
the Brady hotel, .being thu first col
ored man to ho head waiter in Tulsa,
ln 1901, whllo nt Kansas City, ho was
married to Mrs. Minnie Byrd, a widow
of Independence, Mo. Their married
life has been very congenial, and both
nro ""' ''ch devoted to each other.
Smith worked for tho Commercial
Club (white) of this city flvo years
He is albo Janitor for thu Oklahoma
Abstract company, which Job hu has
held six years, and the Merchants &
Planters Bank. Besides tho property
shown above, Mr. Smith bought and The above homo Is that of Washing-
paid for a homo for his mother and ton Sanders, a successful farmer of
sister Some time this fall. Mr and Brlstow. Mr. Sanders was bom In
Mrs Smith expect to open business Yazoo City. Miss., about 50 years
or hemselves. Mrs. Smith was bom ago. At the age of 9 years, his par-
n Clay county Mo., afterwards mov ents moved to Nashville. Ten.... and
IB to Kansas City, where her mother later to SL Louis. Thirty years ago
died when she was u II Uo girl of six hu cume to Oklahoma and bought a
ea s. fcho later worked for the Coats farm near Chandler, which he after-
family in Kansas City as cook, and at wards sold, and moved to Brlstow. In
Si ni' Mrn,;n ' "rtrn,aKer8, l909' married Mia. Alice Miller, a
trade under Mrs. Coates At a tender fullblood Indian girl whose parents
age. she was married to her first bus- are now living In Brlstow. Flvo cl.IL
oZ ! in ZTJJ v Wh,a tC"VnrU8'Uren "aV0 c' "" "r Lome out
ZVo fSrSL S jfSS" m J J,-,V - "0 .en
Sh s now an 'hJnr.,J f f" , ' " " W,f-" allot,nent' JIr- San-
sua rrrs, s rr r vztr.
for him.
J. H. HAMILTON.
The subject of this sketch was born
In Columbia, Miss., May C, 1858, and
lived there with his parents until 1878
and then moved to tho Indian Terri
tory, tho Cherokee Nation. Ho lived
In tho Cherokee Nutlon five years,
two years of which time ho taught
school. In 1892 he moved to Musko
gee, where ho lived till 1897. In 1890
he married Miss Minnie Murphy, a
Creek native. Ho moved with his
family to llrlstow In 1897, whore he
hns slncu lived a useful life. Mr. Ham
ilton was at one tlmo n prominent
figure In tho Dawes Commission, nnd
has probably filed more people- on land
In this country than any other ono
man. Six children havo been born to
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, which means
there Is 900 acres of land In the fam
ily, aside from his wife's land. The
Hamilton homo at llrlstow Is one mile
froi. town, high and plctui untrue nnd
very Inviting. Terho years ago the
ulinrt uls.tnlt rt Mr ITn (11 II tnn'u llff.
ftn(, wofk apppttre(1. Wo roproduco
tll0 article below:
j. n. Hamilton, whose sketch np-
pears herewith, Is ono of the pioneer
citizens of Oklahoma, having resided
ln tlle Creek Nation for twenty oOd
years. He came here from Mississippi
nnu" having been educated in his na-
t,ve 8tato' II0 wns interested In the
educational possibilities In the Nation
nntl cnrl' started a school, to which
whites, Indians nnd Negroes uttended.
Uo wns ono of the first nutoryetaoc
Uo wus one of tlle nrst notaries pub-
,lc m the Creek Nation, having been
commissioned by President Cleveland.
Ito u,lllt n school houso and there he
taught the young peoplo of his own
mules and horses, nine head of cattle,
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race, and of the other two races their
first lessons in the white man's lan
guage. This man wns a factor In Introduc
ing churches into the country, and his
work In behalf of tho Creek Baptist
association has beeen general and
gene'rous, for ho has been busy all
these years, helping organise and
eiiuip thu man line church buildings
owned by tho colored people. He wus
one of the founders of the Baptist col
lego located on Lincoln Heights, ad
joining tho llrlstow townslte, and Is
now a members of the financial boaord
of the association and helps main
tain the college through the gener
ous donations he is able to procure
from his many white friends through
out the state.
He is a representative of the Shaw
nee .Mutual Life Insurance company,
and does collecting all over the east
ern purl of the state.
V D. Woods was born In Anderson
county, Texan, August 7, 1875, and
lived there with his parents till he
wus 12 yenrs old. Ills father was H.
Woods. Ho attended the public school
nt Oakwood until he was 10, then en
tered Hcarno Academy at Hearne,
Texas, wheru ho graduated In tho
class of 1895. He went to Freestone
county, Texas, where ho engaged In
teaching school, which ho followed
two years. He then left und went to
C'orslcnun, Texas, and engaged as a
mechanic ut an oil mill, worked there'
seen jenrs, and went to Fort Worth,
where ho was employed as a me
chnnlc In the Swift Packing House,
wheru he remained till 1908, when he
came to Tulsa and went to work as a
glower J n floial garden, which posi
tion he still holds. He married Miss
Mary Horn In November, 1890, at
Oakwood, Texas, where they had been
playmates together.
Since coming here he has bought
two business lots on which he has
built brick buildings, one u two-story,
und three residence lots on which he
has built houses. Ills home Is a very
attractive two-story structure. He Is
now erecting a Green House, which
he hopes to open for business this fall,
thus making Tulsa tho only town or
city In the state with a Negro Green
House. Besides his holdings here,
;ur- "oous owns an interest in meir
nuuiubieau in lexns. Air. woous is
rated to be worth about 112,000.00.
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Mr u' A "1018 "' urisiow, UKia.,
WM born ,n chftmbe counl Ala.
bama came west and setled ln Ul0
IndlanTerritory 18 yenrs ago, at
Jones. After bIx years of hardships,
ho moved to Brlstow, Okla. He con-
trlbuted money. Ills mite to education,
to the church, to charity to the home,
to taxation, to business, to co-opera-
tlon. Ho has great faith In his rare,
never learned to hate, the sun has
never gone down upon his wrath, he
loves his neighbor, loves his country,
and his God. He has the patience of
Job. Ho says that If Job was not a
Negro, many a negro hns been a Job.
JIls hopo Is to make this a heaven
here on earth. The character of this
sketch Is a worthy one.
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thirteen hogs, 6 dozen chickens and
slxtyturkoys. The above home was
put there temporarily after flro lad
destroyed a very magnificent home
which stood on ,o same spot. This
home place contains eighty acres
which lies Just outside the city Mmlt
less than a mile from thu heart of ho
city. Thu now Brlstow ol boom has
caused property to advaco In II
commun.y, and nly splendid off" 8
have been made MsTders all of
which he has steadfastly reilLd.
Main street In Brlsto I S
his property, and there Is no doubt
that he will some day bo able to get
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property In that town.
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