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Thursday, June 13, 1912

The three year old son of W.H. HAMES died in Watts Monday morning after an illness only since Saturday about 3 p.m. Mr. HAMES came here from Stanley, Okla., last Friday night and is a stranger here.
The body was prepared for burial and was taken to Kosoma, Okla., Monday night and was placed in its last resting place.
The sympathy of the community goes out to Mr. HAMES in his breavement.

Thursday, June 20, 1912

Thursday morning the death messenger entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. JORDAN, south of Ballard, and claimed their 13 year old daughter Willa.
The funeral will occur Friday afternoon and interment will be made at Baptist.
Mr. JORDAN and family have the sympathy of their large circle of neighbors and friends in their bereavement.

Last Sunday afternoon about 2 o'clock a sad accident befell Jim SMITH, who was called "Slim" by his associates, which afterward caused his death. A gun was accidently dropped by a friend and in the fall was discharged, the load entering Jim about one inch from the navel passing out on the left side above the kidney.
A physician was called and he recommended that the unfortunate man be taken to the hospital. He was taken on the north bound train to the hospital in Kansas City. Reaching the hospital Monday about 9 a.m. an operation was performed at once. The poor fellow lingered until Tuesday about 2 a.m. when death came to relieve him of his suffering, in the presence of strangers. He was buried in Kansas City, the funeral unattended by relatives as he had no near relatives that he knew of. Jim SMITH was a hard working young man, and about 28 years old. One of Jim's employers says Jim was an extra good laborer, always working to his interest and never shirking a duty when called upon.
Good-bye, Jim, there is one that sheds a tear over your untimely and sad death. May you rest in peace and receive the welcome command, "Come up higher."

Thursday, July 4, 1912

The remains of Newton CATES, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. A. CATES, who was killed with a live wire in this city Thursday evening, was sent to Westville Sunday morning for burial. In spite of the weather, all the Sunday schools of the town attended together with scores of the friends of the family, the services being held at the Baptist [Baptist Mission] church. The church and yard were both filled with sympathetic friends, showing that the family was held in high esteem in that community. The music was most beautiful and the floral offerings covered the entire casket. The body was laid away in a steel vault, the grave being hewn out of a solid rock.
Mr. CATES is a prominent citizen and one who is highly respected wherever he is known, and his many friends here sympathize with him in their sad loss. They desire to thank their many friends for the acts of kindness and sympathy during the death and burial of their beloved little son.
--Siloam Springs Register (Ark.)

Thursday, August 1, 1912

Ezekiel BARNETT [died] at his home on the Arkansas side two and a half miles east of Watts at 11 a.m. last Tuesday after an illness of a week.
He was taken with a congestive chill, from which he never recovered. "Zeke" was known by all the old timers to be an industrious citizen. He had been in Oregon for some time and came to Arkansas to sell his land and was living along at the time of his death.
Three of his children are at the Barnett homestead and followed the remains to their last resting place in the Union Cemetery at Cincinnati, Ark.

Thursday, August 22, 1912

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Joe FISHER died last Monday at 2 p.m. The body was buried at Baptist, Tuesday at 3 p.m. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of their friends.

Nettie, the 17 year old daughter of John WILEY and Bettie TEMPLETON, who reside four miles southwest of Watts, died on Monday of last week after an illness of three months with consumption. The remains were laid to rest on Tuesday at the Crawford grave yard in Arkansas. The neighbors and friends of the bereaved family extend their sympathy.

Thursday, September 5, 1912

Following an angry dispute which had its origin in politics and quickly drifted into family affairs, Andy NOFIRE, a young Cherokee of the Wauhillau neighborhood, shot and killed his brother, John NOFIRE last Friday night.
The killing occured at the home of Andy NOFIRE, at which place John also made his abode. From information received by County Attorney TEEHEE the act was probably justifiable homicide, the circumstances being related as follows: The brothers had attended a stomp dance Friday night and on their homeward way became engaged in dispute. They continued to dispute after arriving at home and it is claimed that John picked up a wagon neck-yoke in the yard and attacked Andy, hitting him a blow on the head which felled him to the fround, but did not disable him. Andy succeeded in getting into the house, secured a revolver and as John entered still pursuing with the neck-yoke, Andy fired at close range killing him almost instantly. --Tahlequah Herald.

Thursday, September 12, 1912

Pauline, the infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. Percy HOWARD, died in Watts last Thursday evening at 5 o'clock after an illness of ten days. Pauline was two months and five days old and was an exceptional smart and pretty baby.
The remains were conveyed to Baron, near which place they were buried in Star grave yard. Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction.

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