Porum Journal July 15, 1919
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Foley received news that their granddaughter, the daughter of Henry Starr' of Skiatook was drowned Monday afternoon. The baby was not found until Tuesday at noon.
The year old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Watson died Thursday afternoon after a short illness. Funeral services were held at Coleman Cemetery.
August 22, 1919
Mrs. J. R. Boyle, Jr., died at the home of her mother, Mrs. M.S. Carmichael in this city Monday morning, August 11th, 1919, after a short illness of Typhoid fever. Mrs. Boyle was a member of the Malvern Methodist Church and an active member of the Young Ladies Missionary Society and had by her happy disposition won hundreds of friends in this vicinity who will learn of her death with deep regret. She was born July 13, 1895, and on May 8, 1915 was Married to Jake R. Boyle, Jr. She is survived by her husband, her mother, two sisters, Mesdames Robert Thacker of Porum, OK and George Crowley of San Diego, CA and two brothers, Charlie Carmichael of this city and Lewis Carmichael of Atkins, AR. The funeral was held at the family residence Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Marion S. Monk of the Methodist Church conducting the services. After which the body was laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
September 12, 1919
Mr. Rhoney, living on the Ellis Starr place east of Porum was kicked in the stomach by a horse, last Sunday morning. Mr. Rhoney, died from the injuries received Tuesday.
September 19, 1919
Anderson Lowery, for several years, Deputy Court Clerk of this county died last Sunday night. Funeral services were held at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Muskogee.
The Baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Eichling on Monday of last week died last Thursday morning. The baby was buried at the Coleman cemetery.
October 3, 1919
Mrs. Smith, Grandmother of Ross Smith, died Tuesday after a short illness. Mrs. Smith recently fell from the porch of the Smith home and broke bo9the her arms. Her age and this accident caused her death. The remains wee buried at the Coleman Cemetery Wednesday. Rev Charles F. Hoole preached the funeral service.
March 19, 1920 (Ross News)
On the 8th of March 1920 the lovely and beloved Margaret Dandrige felt the dreamy touch of the white winged angel and sweetly fell asleep. She cannot come to us, but we can go to her. One more chain binds earth to heaven.
April 2, 1920
Mrs. Lydia Oslin, wife of Claude Oslin, died Monday morning at her home near Vann. She is mourned by many friends and relatives. Burial was made Tuesday afternoon at the Fields Cemetery.
April 23, 1920
Charles Sorter received word Monday from his sister at Blandinville, Ill., that his brother Thomas, 80 years of age, died at Blandinville on the 13th of this month. The deceased had been a resident of Blaninville for many hears and had been treasurer of that county for several years. Mr. Sorter had been suffering from a broken hip and his advance age brought about his death.
Mrs. H. H. Potter died last Thursday after an illness of several months from tuberculosis. Interment was made in Fields cemetery.
May 14, 1920
Mrs. E. M. Carter of Route 1 died last Sunday after a two-week illness. The husband, Mr. Carter, is working for Mrs. Sharp.
May 28, 1920
The baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Vinzant died Sunday night. Burial services were held Tuesday afternoon.
Hickory Ridge News
There has been quite a lot of sickness around here lately. Mrs. Zachory died last Saturday morning and was buried at the Fields cemetery Sunday evening.
July 9, 1920
Uncle Charlie Sorter was buried last Friday afternoon at the Coleman Cemetery. Plans had been made to ship the body to the old home in Illinois for burial, but because Uncle Charlie was suffering from tuberculosis at the time of his death the railroad company refused to accept ht e body for shipment.
September 17, 1920 (Ross News)
Mr. Johnson, aged father of Mrs. Mont Didway, died early Friday morning after a short illness of heart trouble. His body was sent to Bokoshe for burial. (Bokoshe is in Western LeFlore County, 7 miles west of Panama.)
R. W. "Dick" Shoemake on of Porum's most beloved and best known citizens, died at his home here Tuesday morning about four o'clock after a lingering illness from dropsy. Mr. Shoemake came to this community from Sebastian county,Arkansas, when a mere boy. Of Cherokee descent Mr. Shoemake grew up as one of this community's pioneer citizens. For a number of years he had operated a feed yard and stable in the Hilliard building. For many years "Dick" served as deputy sheriff and city marshal here and made a host of friends as a brave, impartial officer of the law. Burial services were held at the home and at the Fields cemetery, where interment was made Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Hoose of Briartown, old time friend of the Shoemake family, conducted these services. Ever business house in Porum closed their doors Tuesday afternoon out of respect for Mr. Shoemake. The businessmen and Modern Woodmen order each purchased beautiful wreaths of flowers for the deceased. Sheriff J. D. Robbons of Muskogee attended the funeral of Dick Shoemake here Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Shoemake was holding a commission under Sheriff Robbins at the time of his death.
September 24, 1920
Owen, a two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Poole of Muskogee, died last Sunday afternoon after a week's illness from summer complaint. Mrs. R. W. Shoemake, mother of Mrs. Poole, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Poole, parents of Oscar Poole and Mrs. L. Kindricks went from Porum Monday morning to attend the funeral.
November 5, 1920
Mrs. Houston Carry (Nellie age 29) died last Friday night after a lingering illness from tuberculosis. Interment was made in the Fields cemetery Saturday after noon. Mrs. Carry was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Moore.
November 19, 1920
W. H. Hammock, father of Mrs. Charlie Stout, died last Friday evening after a lingering illness. The body was buried at the Coleman cemetery Saturday.
January 21, 1921
Dave Herriman, young farmer of southwest of Porum, was found dead last Saturday afternoon about a half mile southwest of the Israel Place. Friends searching for the young man found the body about three o'clock Saturday afternoon. The young man had not been seen since late Friday night at which time he was in Porum. Justice Price and Deputy Sheriff Bryant were called to the scene. Although a careful examination was made no wounds were found and it is believed the young man died with heart trouble, he being subject to such attacks. Evidently Herriman died instantly as he had his cob pipe held by the bowl in his left hand. The body was taken to the home of a brother, will Herriman. The young man leaves a wife and two small children.
February 4, 1921
Henry Russell, who moved here recently form Claremore, and was living with Mr. and Mrs. Robb east of town, dropped dead at the supper table Monday night. Heart trouble caused his death. Mr. Russell was a brother of Mrs. Robb and a uncle of Mrs. Charley Mooney and Mrs. Babe Robb. Burial services were held Wednesday afternoon.
March 4, 1921
Paul Franklin the month old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Wilson died last Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock after a short illness from congestion of the lungs. Burial services were held Sunday afternoon and interment was made at the Thompson cemetery.
June 3, 1921
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fry was called to Atkins, Arkansas, last Sunday morning by the death of Mr. Fry's mother, who had been and invalid for a long time. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fry returned from Arkansas Monday evening.
June 10, 1921
Mrs. Carmon Stout was taken to a hospital in Muskogee Tuesday where she was operated on for kidney trouble. She is getting along nicely.
June 17, 1921
Mrs. Carmon Stout who was taken to the hospital in Muskogee last week was very low Monday afternoon and word was sent here that she was not expected to live. Mrs. Stout's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Camp of Briartown, her brother, Burrell Camp and sister, Mrs. Tom Plunkett went to Muskogee Monday. Mrs. Stout died at Midnight Tuesday. The remains were shipped to Porum Wednesday morning and burial services, under the auspices of Eastern Star, were held Thursday afternoon at the home, interment at the Coleman Cemetery.
June 24, 1921
Zella Camp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Camp was born August 5, 1895, near Mena, Arkansas, at which place her early childhood days were spent. Moving to Porum a number of years ago she attended school here. In 1908 she became a member of the Methodist church and remained a member of that denomination until he death. On October 23, 1916, she married to Carmon Stout. To this union one child, a boy, Kenneth, three years old was born. She was a member of the Eastern Star and an active worker in that order but aside from her lodge work did not take active part in other outside affairs seeming always o be happily satisfied as a tender and loving wife and mother. Besides her husband and small son, and her parents she leaves three brothers and three sisters, a large number of friends to mourn her loss.