William R. Coldiron died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Hendershot, near Ioland Thursday morning April 3rd, at 5:10 o'clock, after an illness of only ten days. The body was laid to rest in the Ioland cemetery at 5:30 o'clock the next day, Rev. J. W. Laney, of Lonebell, conducted the services.
He was born in Howell County, Missouri, from there he moved to Waldron, Scott County, Arkansas, with his mother and step-father, according to his story at about the age of seven years, he ran away from home and got among the indians, where he grew to manhood near where the city of McAlister, Oklahoma now stands. The indians gave him the name of "Red Buck " which name he was more frequently called by than any other.
From McAlister, he moved to Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, where he lived until the Cheyenne country was opened for settlement he then came to Old Day now Ellis county, Oklahoma, and filed on land near Lonebell. He has lived in the neighborhood of Lonebell and Ioland since the opening with the exceptions of about 2 years, which he spent at White Deer, Texas. He did not know his age, but said that Christmas was his birthday, but from the best that can be gathered he was about 60 years old.
Submitted by: Gordon Richard
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