Online Records - Military Records - Blackwell Veterans

The online records section has been established to provide a place for individuals to preserve and share their Kay County, Oklahoma family history records.

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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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Charter of Last Resting Place of Veterans

 

During his research, Loyd Bishop came across a newspaper article among the old Fyffe Funeral Home records, hand marked 1922 and listing veterans buried in the Blackwell Cemetery. Loyd passed the article on to Vicki Ebert who picked up the research.

Although a better copy of the original article could not be found, articles with similar lists were found in the May 11th 1922 Times Record and another in the May 29th 1922 Blackwell Daily Tribune.

The three lists were combined and the following lists are of those veterans and what information has been found in the research to date.

 

 

Blackwell Veteran Dies at Age of 96
Was Last Civil War Soldier Remaining in that Community

BLACKWELL – David Evans Miller, 96, the only Civil War veteran in that vicinity, died in the Blackwell hospital Wednesday, following a long period of poor health.
Miller entered the hospital last Saturday, but he had been in serious condition for several weeks.
The veteran homesteaded a farm three miles south and one-half west of here at the opening of the Cherokee strip and lived there until his death. His grandson, David Moore and Mrs. Moore lived there with him.
When he was 20 he enlisted in Company H 5th Iowa Infantry and during his five years of service was 13 engagements including two battles at Jackson Miss., the siege of Vicksburg, Ft. Gibson, Lookout Mountain and Decatur, Tenn. He served under General Grant the majority of his service and was a member of Gen. W. T. Sherman’s army on the famous march through Georgia to the sea.
Miller told of seeing Abraham Lincoln when he came home to Bloomington to practice law.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Moore with whom he was living and Raymond Moyer of Blackwell.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Christian church with the Rev. E. W. Harrison officiating. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery under the direction of Fyffe’s chapel.

From the Ponca City News, Thursday, MARCH 2, 1939

 

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