Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory; With Interesting Biographical Sketches Volume 1

Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory; With Interesting Biographical Sketches Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...the title of Farr & Herd, and the other at McAlester, styled Wilson & Farr. Mr. Farr owns two farms of two hundred and fifty acres under cultivation, a small herd of cattle and a half interest in one coal claim on the Frisco railroad, which is now being developed, besides several not yet opened. He is an active and enterprising man with plenty of push and ambition, and a speculative turn of mind. He is well and favorably known throughout the Territory and northern Texas. JUDGE JEFF. GARDNER. CHOCTAW. The subject of this sketch was born near Wheelock, Choctaw and in 1864 was appointed county clerk, and the following year district clerk. In 1873 he was called to represent Eagle and Norshoba (Wolf) counties in the senate, and in 1884 was elected national treasurer, which office he held for four years to the complete satisfaction of all parties. In 1888 he became supreme judge of the Second district, which office he still holds. In 1878 Mr. Gardner engaged in the mercantile business at Eagle Town, and beca-me United States postmaster at the same time. His second wife dying, he married Julia Christy, who is still living. His property consists of three hundred acres of land under cultivation, a small herd of cattle, and a substantial and comfortable home. He is perhaps the most popular man in the Choctaw Nation, and is undoubtedly a gentleman of the highest principle, conscientious almost to a fault. On several occasions he has been solicited to become a candidate for principal chief, but his modesty kept him in the back ground. There is still time, however, and we shall rejoice to see him wear the executive title before his days are numbered. public schools of the Nation, and in 1884 was elected governor over his people, which office he held...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537556
  • 9781236537553