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Teacher’s Training College


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Teacher’s Training College

  1. 1. Teacher’s Training CollegeA few nice Melvin Residence Guest House images I found:Teacher’s Training CollegePossibly around 1907?Excerpts from Johnston Co., OK – The Wapanucka Press, July 1907July 1-"MISS NOVA BALL ENTERTAINSMiss Nova Ball entertained a number of her friends last Saturday night at herhome. Music and contests formed the chief amusements of the evening. In therepresentation contest Miss Mollie Robinson was given the favor and Roxie Ballwas given the booby favor. Alta Nixon was given the favor in the literarycontest, and the booby favor, a box of stick candy, was given to three boysand all the guests partook of the contents. Covers were laid for Misses GenieWallace, Jennie Wyrick, Mollie Robinson, Flora and Ferril Benson, InzWilliamson, Roxie Ball. Neta and Mettie Ball, Ethylene Booker, Alta Nixon,Lizzie Beard, Mary Hancock, Dora Pearigen, Ola and Myrtle Hunt; Messrs BobWyrick, Claud O’Neal, Will Walton, Will Hickman, Henry Kennon, Ed White, EdClark, Henry Channell, Tom Taylor, Guy Fowler, Will Marton, Gerard West. MissBall as assisted in receiving and entertaining by her sister, Mrs. R. T. Ball.""LOCAL NEWSJ. M. Taylor was over from Springbrook Friday."July 6- 1/9
  2. 2. "Bird Pearigen entertained about 30 of his young friends Monday evening at thehome of his parents Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Pearigen, the occasion being thecelebration of his 14th birthday. Tom Cornell was there with his graphophoneand played a number of selections which was very much appreciated by thechildren. Bird received a number of presents from his little friends, andthose present report a very pleasant evening, and wish for him many more happybirthdays."July 22-"J. M. Taylor is the happy father of another fine boy born Friday.Miss May Dodd is visiting J. M. Taylor’s family this week."April 4, 1907"Misses Maggie Johnson and Pearl Parker, of Coalgate, were visiting theircousin, Miss Dora Pearigen Saturday and Sunday."August 3, 1905"H. C. Pearrigen has opened a first class news stand, cigar and confectionerystore in the post office building."August 9, 1906"H. C. Pearrigen has bought out the laundry business of Workman & Co. Mr.Pearrigen represents the Sherman Steam Laundry, one of the best in thecountry."Byrd, Melvin, and Dora listed as attending Wapanucka School, 1905-1906.August 5, 1907"B. A. Kuhn of Russellville, Arkansas, is here, visiting Postmaster A. A.Taylor."December 28, 1905"POST OFFICE FIGHTThe Press erred last week in stating that Dr. A. A. Taylor had been appointedpostmaster for the new term under the third calls arrangement.It now comes to light, so the Press learns from town talk, that J. D. Ball isa candidate for the office and that he is making a vigorous campaign.The Republican club is to have the matter up for consideration tonight. A hotfight is predicted. The appointment is expected to be made by the presidentimmediately after the holidays."December 1906-"C. A. Taylor a farmer was held up Friday near Ardmore by highwaymen and robbedof . cash. After the robbery the highwaymen cut the telephone wire leading 2/9
  3. 3. to Ardmore."December 1907-"Dora Pearrigen who is attending school at Belton, Texas, writes that Rev.Holland and family have moved from there to South Carolina."February 23, 1905"Card of Thanks – I wish to thank those who have been so kind to me during myrecent illness. My father and mother as well as myself certainly appreciateyour kindness. Yours thankfully, Eldora Pearigen"January 5, 1905"Ernest and Fred Taylor, sons of Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Taylor, who are attendingDurant College, spend the holidays at home. Here are two exceedingly brightboys who are making rapid stride in their college work."17 January 1906"Last Wednesday the President sent the name of Alva A. Taylor to the senate tobe postmaster at Wapanucka for four years.""Miss Lula Taylor is now assisting Mrs. Taylor in the post office."January 1907-"Miss Dora Pearigen is visiting Miss Emma Bond at Stringtown.""H. C. Pearigen left Saturday for a visit with his sister in Missouri.""The following are the new officers of the local Rebekah Lodge installed Fridaynight January 18:Mrs. A. A. Taylor, Noble GrandMrs. Minnie Ross, Vice GrandMiss Cora Skeen, R.S.N.G.Mrs. L. E. Creekmore, L.S.N.G.Mrs. E. J. Johnson, L.S.V.G.Miss Bessie Dumphrey, Sec.Miss Willie Smith, WardenMrs. O. M. Workman, Con.K. T. Kelly, L.G.L. E. Creekmore, O.GMrs. Jessie Stroud, Chaplain"July 1905-"H. C. Pearigen, agent for the Wapanucka Press, Dallas News and Sherman SteamLaundry, is now located in the Post Office building, where in connection withhis agencies, he will carry a small line of tobacco, cigars, pipes, 3/9
  4. 4. stationery, novels, papers and magazines; in fact everything in the goodreading line."July 1906-"Mrs. A. A. Taylor, of Wapanucka, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.B. Loyd. Benington Tribune"June 1905-"Mrs. A. A. Taylor is visiting her parents at Bennington this week. She willalso attend the commencement exercises of Durant Presbyterian College whileaway.""Ernest, son of Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Taylor, returned from Durant Fridaywhere they have been attending Durant College.""Fred Taylor, the brilliant young son of Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Taylor, graduatedin the high school class at Durant College last week. He was recognized asthe best student in the class and was awarded the scholarship to WashingtonLee University."June 1906-"Ernest Taylor come home from Tecumseh Thursday where he has been attendingschool."March 2, 1905-"BREAKS HIS LEGHenry Pearrigen Meets With Serious Accident In RunawayWhile he was unloading trunks on Main Street, in front of Mr. Franc’s jewelryshop yesterday evening about 1 o’clock, the mule team of H. C. Pearrigenbecame frightened and ran-a-way, and by jumping out of the wagon Mr. Pearrigenhappened to the sad misfortune of breaking his right leg. It seems that Mr.Pearrigen has just gotten in the wagon without holding the lines, when theteam began running. He saw that he was in imminent danger and not being ableto secure the lines he jumped out falling on his leg and breaking it fearfullyin two places just above the ankle.Mr. Pearrigen is a very hard working, industrious man, and his sad misfortuneis much regretted by all.""H. C. Pearrigen, who happened to the misfortune of getting his leg broken byjumping from a wagon last week is getting along nicely. Dr. Skeen set thebroken limb back into place and no fear is apprehended as to it givingtrouble." 4/9
  5. 5. May 1905-"H. C. Pearigen, who got his leg broken about two months ago, is now able to beout on the crutches. Mr. Pearigen is soliciting subscriptions for the Pressand any favors shown him will be highly appreciated."May 1907-"Henry Pearigen has rented the Commercial Hotel and will open it for businesssoon.""A letter received here Monday morning by Dora Pearrigen announced the death ofMrs. W. J. Bond, which occurred at Stringtown at 4 o’clock Sunday morning.She had been sick only a week. Pneumonia was the cause of her death."October 1905-"Rev. and Mrs. W. J. Lloyd, of Bennington, who were her visiting theirdaughter, Mrs. A. A. Taylor, returned home Thursday.""On last Thursday W. S. Wyrick bought out the interest of Dr. A. A. Taylor inthe saw mill on Boggy. Those holding the other interest in the mill are BailyPowers and J. H. McClendon of Atoka. We understand that the mill will be runright along at its present location.""COURT CONVENEMill of Justice Commence Long Grind at The CourthouseFall term of United States Court for the Atoka division, Central District,convened at Atoka Monday, Justice Thas. C. Humphy presiding and Hon. Frank Leelooking after the interests of the government.The following is the Jury serving:Pettit Jurors-A. A. Taylor, Wapanucka"September 1905-"Fred Taylor has gone to Norman, Oklahoma to attend the State University."October 1907-"NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL ESTATEBy Virtue of the Powers conferred on me, the undersigned Mortgagee, by theterms of a certain Real Estate Mortgage, executed by Henry C. Pearigen and hiswife, Sarah Pearigen, to secure the payment of a certain promissory note forfive hundred dollars, also executed by them and payable to me, in the paymentof which default has been made; I will now therefore in accord with the termsof said Mortgage, at the hour of two o’clock, p.m., on the ninth day ofNovember, 1907, at the “Pearigen Residence,” on Block number one hundred and 5/9
  6. 6. thirty-one, in the town of Wapanucka, in the Central District, of the IndianTerritory, expose for sale and sell at Public Auction, to the highest bidderfor cash, the following Real Estate conveyed and described in said Mortgage,to wit:Lots numbers (3) three, (4) four, (5) five and (6) six in Block number (131)one hundred and thirty-one together with a certain five room house situatedthereon and known as the Pearigen residence. Also Lot number (4) four inBlock number (70) seventy, all of said Real Estate being situated in the townof Wapanucka, in the Central District of the Indian Territory.The Proceeds of said Sale will be applied to the satisfaction of said Note andinterest thereon and the cost of this trust and the residue if any will bepaid to the Mortgagors.Witness my hand this the 3rd day of October, 1907. W. S. Wyrick, Mortgagee"September 2, 1907-"Fred Taylor left Tuesday for Rocky Fort, Colorado, where he has accepted aposition."January 1902-"TO MY PATRONS AND FRIENDSI have made arrangements to have a competent man to run my corn milleach Saturday, and I assure my friends and patrons that they will betreated right when they bring their corn to my mill. Thanking oneand all for past patronage, I am. Yours Truly, A. A. Taylor"February 1902-"DIEDMrs. Aries Pearrigen, aged mother of H. C. Pearrigen, died at herhome in this city Tuesday morning. The deceased was 76 years of age,was a member of the Methodist church of long standing, and was lovedand highly respected by all who knew her. Remains were interred inthe cemetery in this city Tuesday evening amid a concourse of heartbroken relatives and sorrowing friends. The Press join many friendsin extending condolence to the bereaved family.""Dr. A. A. Taylor left for Atoka Sunday where he is this week servingon the federal grand jury."STEPHENS TAYLOR DEAD"Stephens Taylor, one of the best known and highly respected men of 6/9
  7. 7. this country, passed away at 10 o’clock Saturday night. Mr. Taylorhad lived to the ripe old age of 82 years. He was the father of A.A., A. W. and W. A. Taylor, of this city, and J. H. Taylor, ofTecumseh, Oklahoma. He has lived in Wapanucka many years and wasloved by all who knew him. Remains were quietly interred at thecemetery in this city Sunday evening.""A meeting was held at the schoolhouse Monday night for the purpose ofdeciding upon some way in which to get grounds set aside for graveyard purposes, as the government surveyors overlooked this importantthing when platting the town. A committee of five was appointed tolook out a suitable place and to confer with the Indian department inregard to the matter. The committee consisted of the following: W.J. Bond, A. A. Taylor, T. A. Creighton, H. L. Nixon and L. B.Rutherford. The Brown grave yard south of the city is a favorablelocation and the committee will select it for the grounds."March 1902-"We are informed that our postmaster, D. A. A. Taylor, has order lockboxes and new fixtures for the office. We are glad to know of theimprovements soon to be made as it is much needed; owing to therecent quick growth of the city."April, 1902-"George Pearrigen has sold his gin to Stanphil & Been who expect toput in new machinery."May 1905-"Dr. A. A. Taylor informed us that he is arranging to put inadditional machinery and will make many improvements to facilitatehis gin plant."July 1907-"Dr. Taylor on Monday began to haul the stone for his building onChoctaw Avenue. He also informed us the postoffice would soon have anew home.""Dr. A. A. Taylor and city Recorder R. O. Rose went to Ardmore today.Dr. Taylor goes to meet representatives of the factory to buyadditional machinery for his ginery, and Mr. Rose goes down to takein the reunion."August 1902-"Fred, the 15 year old son of Dr. Taylor, was thrown from a horse lastFriday evening and severely but not dangerously hurt." 7/9
  8. 8. October 1902-"MR. ROSE HAS PASSED AWAYLast Sunday evening at the home of George Pearrigan, in Boggy Depot,at the hour of two o’clock, Rufus O. Rose, one of the most prominentand promising young men of our city, passed through the gates ofdeath, to abide in peace with God."September 1903-"Rose and H. C. Pearringen were visiting here last Sunday week"October 1903-"H. C. Pearrigen is behind the counters at Riley Bros. store this week."December 1903-"R. C. Hickman, Jim Longwith and Mrs. W. A. Taylor all left Mondayevening for Cleveland, Tennessee where they will spend Christmas withold home folks."January 28, 1904-"TAYLOR MILL BURNEDLast Thursday night, during the rage of a severe snow store, theengine shed and corn mill of Dr. A. A. Taylor caught fire and wasburned to the ground. The engine had not been fired up for threedays and it is a mystery where the fire originate, Supposition,however, have it that some of the wood around the engine caught firesome days ago and had never been put out and from that the fireoriginated.Through the heroic work of the citizens who rushed from their warmbeds to the fire the gin plant was saved.There was no insurance on the property and the total loss isestimated as about ,200."February 1904-"Dr. A. A. Taylor is making arrangements to begin the erection of anew corn mill soon. He will put in a better plant than the onerecently burned."May 1904-"W. M. Rigsby has sold his blacksmith shop to G. W. Pearrigen"July 1904-"H. C. Pearrigen is now running a delivery hack in the city. Mr. 8/9
  9. 9. Pearrigen is a good man and will no doubt get plenty of work to do." August 1904- "Three mechanics commenced the work yesterday of overhauling Dr. Taylor’s gin machinery, making ready for the fall season. Everything is being put in fine shape and this gin will be well prepared to handle the big cotton crop. The Doctor would be pleased to gin the first bale of the season." "Mrs. A. A. Taylor left Monday for Bennington, where she will visit her parents, Rev. and Mrs. W. J. B. Lloyd, for several days. Her sister, Miss Hattie Lloyd, who has been visiting here, returned with her. During the absence of Mrs. Taylor this week the post office is in the competent hands of Misses Mollie Powers and Annie Lancaster. They are selling stamps as heretofore at the low price of one and two cents as desired." September 1904- "Ernest and Fred, two sons of Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Taylor, left Monday for Durant where they go to attend the fall session of the Durant Presbyterian College." October 1904- "H. C. Pearrigen is authorized to accept and receipt for subscriptions for the Press. Mr. Pearrigen is a hustler and is rolling up a big list of new subscribers. Any favors shown Mr. Pearrigen will be appreciated by the Press." More information on South African experience at : 9/9Powered by TCPDF (