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Arcadia, Oklahoma

December, 1917

Death Claims Grandpa SWEAT. Hiram P. Sweat, better known as "Grandpa" Sweat, died at his home in Arcadia on Friday morning, December 28, 1917, aged 83 years, 8 months and 26 days. Old age and general debility was the cause of his death, and all that medical skill and loving hands could do was not sufficient to restore him to health, and he passed to his reward at a ripe old age.
He was born April 2, 1834 in Payne County, Indiana, where he grew to manhood. From there he went to Gentry County, Missouri, in 1856. He was married August 22, 1858, to Lutitia NICHOLS, and to this union ten children were born, three boys and seven girls.
Those surviving are: Willard P. SWEAT, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Russell SWEAT, Evan SWEAT, Mrs. John BOGUE, Mrs. E.B. ROBERTS, all of Arcadia. he moved with his family to Kansas in 1885, where they resided 3 years, moving to Arkansas in 1888, and from there to Oklahoma in 1889, settling 6 miles east of Arcadia. In 1904 they moved to Arcadia, where on Dec. 27, 1909, Grandma Sweat passed away, preceding her companion by 8 years. Grandpa Sweat was an old soldier and a highly respected citizen, his friends being numbered by the score.
The funeral was held at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. R.A. Brigham. Burial was made in the cemetery north of town.
Submitter's Note: The was my ggrandfather, his full name was Hiram Perkins Sweat, he was a Civil War veteran and pensioner having served in Co.B. of the 1st Regiment of the Missouri State Militia Cavalry. He was buried in the Tudor Cemetery which is located west (not north) of the present town of Arcadia.
Submitted by Margaret Graham

Marry Ellen White began her early career in Leavenworth county, Kansas, April 29, 1865, and ended it near Arcadia, Okla., May 31, 1920, at the age of 55 years, 1 month, and 2 days.
She was married to C. A. Baker in the village of her nativity in the year 1882. They moved to Oklahoma in 1891 and she spent nearly all of her remaining years near Arcadia, Oklahoma county, Okla.
To this union fourteen children were born, nine boys and five girls, eleven of whom are still living, three boys having preceded their mother to that beautiful home beyond.
Those who knew her best say she was one of the best women that ever lived in that community. She possessed decided and strong convictions and was very outspoken against whatever she believed was wrong. A few days before she went she called her friends and loved ones around her and gave her parting counsel, asking them to live so as to meet her in Glory. She charged her husband to live right before the children, teach them to be good, live Christian lives and for him to bring them with him to the Good World, assuring him as well as her children they would find her there.
She was a consistent member of the Congregational church, doing only what she believed to be right.
Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church, Arcadia, Oklahoma, by Rev. J. D. Stout. Burial was made in the Odd Fellow cemetery near Arcadia.
She is gone but not forgotten. We cannot bring her back to us, but, thank God, we can go to her. Loved ones, weep not, but rather rejoice, for heaven has been made brighter and more attractive by mother having gone there.
A loved one, MRS. F. W. BAKER.
Submitted by Judy Baker Riley

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