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The first week of November has been showering us here in the SW Rockies with beautiful cool, Fall weather in the mid-50's during the day and anywhere from the low 30's to mid-20's at night. Just the thing to get you in the mood for the coming Holidays, Thanksgiving being only 19 days away. The Christmas Cactus is starting to bloom, also. This isn't our cactus, but was sent in by a friend.

As to the autumn leaves falling from the trees this time of year... Remember when you were of the younger age and would go out raking, making piles of those autumn leaves -- then either jumping into the middle of them or laying a blanket over the pile and making a leafy bed to take a nap amongst. Also, remember shuffling your feet through the fallen leaves that settled in the yard or curb-sides and kicking the leaves back up into the air? I still find myself shuffling the leaves up into the air... even though I have hit the autumn years of my life. What I don't do anymore is rake the leaves into piles and jump in the middle of them. BUT... I've had thoughts of doing it, though.

We are having a short newsletter this week because it's been too nice outside. AND... we've been outside playing with the dogs. View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

1946-47 Kelsey Airport Video...

Well! We managed to capture a few stills of our Dad (Gene McGill) from the old Kelsey Airport movie that we received from Kelsey's through Waynoka Historical Society. Here's a link to the Kelsey Airport tape as a m4v movie file - 1946 Kelsey Airport (m4v file) file for viewing with your Windows Media player. It is a large file for those with dial-up connections and may take awhile to load.

Remember When... Pilots had to have someone physical crank the propellar of the airplane to get the engine started? Well! Here's a still shot taken from the Kelsey airport film of Jack Kelsey doing just that. View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

Last Week Corrections & Gas Prices...

Last week we made an error in reporting that Hwy 281 ran through Okarche, Oklahoma. That should have been Hwy 81. Not sure what I was thinking when I typed 281, except Hwy 281 runs north and south through Alva, Oklahoma in the NW corner of the state. Anyway, one of our readers kindly got us straightened out and the correction has been in in last week's newsletter. Thanks, James, for that correction!

As to Unleaded gas prices this week in SW Colorado... they have been hanging around $2.73 to $2.75. That's about a 10-cent drop from last week. We heard on the news this week that someplace in Indiana that unleaded was selling for under $2.00 ($1.96). Our reader in Perry, Oklahoma reports that gas prices are still hanging around $2.12 to $2.14. Has anyone out there seen it lower than any of these prices? We would love to hear from you. Email us at or leave a comment under this feature. Thanks! View/Write Comments (count 5)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

Magill's From Lisbon, New York...

"My Surnames: Magill, Stuart/Stewart, Boyd, Martin, Briggs, Barns, Gambier. My Magills came from Ireland in May 1844 and moved directly to New York Mills, NY., Oneida County. I feel that they came there because they had other family in the area. My James Magill was born in 1784 in Ireland or possibly Scotland and his wife Elizabeth Stewart/Stuart Magill was born in 1792. One of their sons, had the name Hugh Stewart Magill, so I have guessed that the name Hugh could come from either of the grandparents or possibly a brother. When did your Magill family come to NY and where in Ireland were they? My James Magill came from Dromore, Ireland, just south of Belfast. There were also Stewarts?Stuarts in the New York Area who were possibly family of Elizabeth Stuart Magill. Do you think these two familys could be related? My Magills were Scotch Presbyterians." -- Scotty - EMAIL: View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

Enjoy Reading Your Journal...

"My birthday is also February 25th. I found that interesting. I enjoyed reading your journal. Thank you." -- Vada M Yates - EMAIL: View/Write Comments (count 1)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

Looking For England Family In Waynoka Area...

OKWOODS Message Board Post: "My Grandfather was Nem Wesley England, he was born on Nov. 19th, 1875 in Iowa. He visited with relatives in Waynoka when he was 14 or so. We are looking for family or info on his and his background. He worked with Cattle on drives from Texas to Kansas as a young man. He was also part native american and had relatives in the area. He married my grandmother in Harper KS abt. 1906 or 07. She had a brother named Claude Munger who lived with his wife Clara in Alva OK. Any information would be greatly appreciated. My grandmother Blanch V. Munger married my Grandfather Nahum Wesley England abt 1906-07 but I can't find out what the actual date was. It was told that they were married in Harper Kansas, Harper Co. or it might have been Waynoka OK. We are not sure... could someone help me with this? Thank you!" -- Brenda - EMAIL:

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Warwick/Warrick Genealogy...

"Searching for descendants of Warwick's or Warrick's connected to Augusta and Bath Counties, Virginia and what is now Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Some Warwick ancestors are William, John, Jacob, Andrew, Martha and possibly James. Anyone who is researching this family please contact me directly, not on the List. Thank you." -- Paula - EMAIL: View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

Rosalea Hostetler's Prairie News...

"My friend in Waynoka said this was Rosalea Hostetler's publication. She's from Harper, Kansas. I believe my source's wires may be crossed. thank you." -- Harlan, San Francisco

[Editor's Note: Rosalea Hostetler's Prairie Connection is another news/history tabloid out of Harper, Kansas - Prairie Connection.] View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

1920 - Choctaw Street House In Alva, OK...

"My mom sent me a link to read your paper. There was a comment (OkieLegacy Soapbox, 9:55pm) from a man (Earl) who lived on Choctaw street in like the 1920s. I live on Choctaw and my house was moved here in the 1920's. Mary Parker and her husband owned it. Is it possible for you to give him my email and let him write to me if he chooses? Can I get this mailed to my email every week? I really enjoyed the newsletter Mom sent tonight about that 1956 Avard murder. Wouldn't it be cool if someone could solve it? Mom said she worked at a cafe then and the OSBI guys talked about it while they ate." -- Judy - EMAIL: View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

Concerning information about Goltry...

"A friend, Mrs. Ron Judy (Nancy) of Rt 1 Box 290, in Gate, OK 73844 is a descendant of the Goltry who founded the town of Goltry, Oklahoma. She might be able to help you." -- Bonnie Haas @ View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

Goltry Old Guard Meeting...

"I am sending this file (Goltry Old Guard Meeting) for your use if you see fit. I really enjoy reading your ezine and find myself looking forward to receiving it each week. Thanks for providing this forum for us displaced Okies." -- Jim Bradley, Westmoreland, KS - EMAIL:

Old Guard Assembles -- The Goltry News newspaper, 1905... G. A. R. Boys and Citizens Gathered in Goltry Tuesday for Decoration Day Exercises. Another year has gone by since last the old soldiers of this community gathered here for the purpose of observing the day set apart to commemorate and keep alive the memory of the brave boys who gave their lives and their services that their country might remain united. The community and the veterans are fortunate in that since the meeting here a year ago none of the old soldiers have gone to answer the roll call on the other Shore, but all who attended the exercises here last year were here again Tuesday with the exception of a few who have moved away, and we trust that the Omnipotent eye will watch over them as carefully during the year to come before they again assemble for a like purpose. Led by the Jet band the old soldiers formed in line and marched to the cemetery where the graves of the few old soldiers resting there were decorated. After the basket dinner a short program was given at the lumberyard, after which Rev. Edwards, of Anthony, Kansas, delivered a patriotic and interesting address to the old soldiers and a large crowd. Music was furnished during the entire day by the Jet band and in the afternoon the Helena band accompanied their ball team over and rendered a few selections. The Jet boys had expected to receive their new uniforms on the morning train but for some reason they did not arrive. Following is, we believe, a complete list of the old soldiers who were present:

  • J. H. Couch, 23rd Mo Inf.
  • H. H. Hagemeier, 4th Mo Inf.
  • C. H. Griffith, 115th Ills, Inf.
  • Chas. W. Hulsey Co K, 1st Ark, Cav.
  • B. Chadd, 2nd Iowa Inf. and 4th Veteran Inf.
  • B. G. Whitlow, Co C. 27th Ky Inf. and Co l 6th Ky Cav.
  • W. R. Addy, 147th Ills and 14th Ill Inf.
  • A. J. Conner, Co D 99th Ill. Inf.
  • A. J. Bradley, 4th Mo Cav. [submitters Great Grandfather]
  • C. M. Bickford, 4th Mich Cav.
  • S. S. Van Wye, 42nd Mo. Inf.
  • W. A. Burton, Co. C. 98th Ohio Inf.
  • Geo. W. Moore, Co E, 69th Ohio Inf.
  • J. M. Rowe, Co D, 128th Ind. Inf.
  • C. O. Swinton, Co B. 6th Mich Cav.
  • Jim Dyke, Co C, 9th Mo Cav.
  • D. Montgomery, Co H, 58th Ills, Inf.
  • J. R. Harris, Co L., 2nd Ill. Cav.
  • J. T Dickson, Co A, 23rd MO Inf.
  • A. K. Steed, Co D., 6th W. Va. Inf.
  • J. M. Wright, Co. D, 129th Ohio Inf.
  • Newport Williams, Co. C., 6th Mo. Cav.
  • C. H. McCully, Co E., 18th Mo. and 42nd Mo, Inf.
  • W. J. Johnson, Co. A., 65th Ill. Inf.
  • G. W. Eakins, Co G, 2nd Ill. Cav.
  • J. M. Foss, Co. A., 27th Ind. Inf.
  • T. F. Howe, Co H., 65th Ill. Inf.
  • James Moran, Co F., 18th Mo. Inf.
  • G. W. McSparan.
  • The Spanish-American War was represented by: I. L. Magee of the 21st Kansas Infantry and Ursel Finch who was in Company L, 21st Kansas Infantry. View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

    Seeking History of Goltry...

    In the written A HISTORY OF ALFALFA COUNTY by David Washington Pierce, 1926, his history of Goltry says, "The town of Goltry, located 26 miles southeast of Cherokee on the Frisco Railroad, was platted in 1903 by the Goltry Brothers of Enid. The town was named in honor of these men." The reference given is "A. E. Mosely, Cherokee; Cherokee Republican, June 18, 190." -- Jim Bradley EMAIL: View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

    Lookout Photos...

    Enjoyed the pictures of the Lookout Cemetery so much. I have a sister buried there and I don't know where her grave is. She must of had a metal marker and it got destoyed. I never could find out what happened to the cemetery records." -- Marthesia (Marty) Myers - EMAIL: View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

    Gas Prices In Perry, OK...

    "Tuesday our lowest, regular gas prices at the pumps here in Perry, OK. dropped to $2.08.9 (If I'm remembering correctly) and then Thursday it dropped again to $2.04.9 so I thought it might drop again this morning but was surprised to see that they went BACK UP to $2.14.9 (perhaps it was a mistake and I'll check again on the way home). They had been $2.12.9 Tuesday and then dropped again Thursday, but now they're back up. I will try to keep you advised as they change, but I certainly would be interested to hear what they are in other parts of the country (and the world)." -- Roy View/Write Comments (count 1)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

    1880's Autograph of T. W. Conway...

    "I purchased an autograph book from the 1880's which contains a interesting statement of encouragement to a new teacher from a Mr. T. . Conway in Independance, Kansas. Could this be the T. W. Conway, 2nd president of your school?" -- scott slaten - Email: View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


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