Online Records - Kay County 1st

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Pioneer Woman Statue

Ponca City, OK – Bryant Baker, Sculptor – Dedicated April 22, 1930.

Marland Mansion

Ponca City, OK - Constructed 1928.

Ponca City Library

Ponca City, OK – Constructed 1935.

Standing Bear Museum & Education Center

Ponca City, OK - Dedicated September 29, 2007.

Kay County Courthouse

Newkirk, OK – Constructed 1926.

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Kay County 1st

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1st Death - September 21, 1893

The first death among the homeseekers in this vicinity took place at three o'clock this morning. E. E. Eads, of Scottville, Ill fell while in line at the booth on Thursday and never regained consciousness. He was about forty years old

1st Electric lights - May 1894

The Cherokee Strips first electric lights were turned on in Ponca City

1st Family

William H. and Orpha Lawrence, daughters Laura and Clara lived in a dugout on the banks of Dry Creek, a short distance from Braman from late fall of 1873 to the spring of 1876 when a threatened Indian uprising prompted the family to move back to Kansas.
[“The Enduring Rock” by Homer S. Chambers 1954]

1st House

L. S. Baugh is credited with having put up the first house on the strip. He secured a claim near the south east corner of the Chilocco reservation . He had the lumber on the ground at 8:30 Saturday evening and at 10:30 the house was completed. G. E. Moodey was the architect.

1st Marriage - John Browning and Emma Button - October 6, 1893

John’s parents: R.W. and Elizabeth (Hendrix) Browning
Emma’s parents: Robt. and Sarah (Hill) Butter
Ceremony was performed at Ponca Agency, OT by Clyde Metcalf Pastor M.E. Church, Pawnee, OT

1st Train Stop

Was at Cross which was one mile North of Ponca City.

Braman’s 1st Business

1st building and business was moved into Braman in 1898 by Bert Payne who had been operating at Rock Falls since the opening of the outlet.
Messrs. Whittier and Templeton soon organized the Citizens Bank and the town was on it’s way.

Blackwell’s 1st Building

Was a hardware store built by the family of Mrs. Charles [Lorena Winfield] McMullan

Blackwell’s 1st Physician – Dr. C. E. Ikerd

Coming from Hunnewell, KS. on opening day and winning a contest for 180 acres in the SW area of Blackwell. The addition bears his name to this day and there is also a city street named for him.
Blackwell's 1st Teacher - Lottie Jerome

She ran a subscription school at 204 S Main. The frame building was started in November of 1893 and finished in early 1894
Blackwell’s 1st Telephone line - 1895

Was promoted by John W Randall and Ed Treadway in 1895, a single wire from the Santa Fe depot in Kildare to The Times Record print shop operated by Randall.
Blackwell’s 1st town officers

Council President – A. J. Blackwell
Clerk – F. T. Berkey
City Attorney – Ed Peckham
Treasurer – M. B. Shields
Marshall – James Bethel
Trustees – John Sanger – E. M. Reynolds – William Whiting
Ponca City's 1st Iris Festival - May 1988

Promoted by Jerry Cathey - Sponsored by the Main Street Authority
Ponca City's 1st School - November 16, 1893

It was two rooms totaling 2,050 square feet with three teachers.

Ponca City's 1st Traffic light - December 1948


Installed at First and Grand

Ponca City's 1st Woman Mayor - 1992


Marilyn Andrews was elected

Tonkawa's 1st Girl Baby - Born – February 16, 1896

 

To Mr & Mrs G M Hadduck on Sunday, February 16, a girl—the first girl born in Tonkawa. Hadduck is undoubtedly very proud of its presence or he wouldn’t have set up the candy to the boys.

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