Stock Sale for William A. Earp. This was published in the Stroud Democrat September 26, 1919.
The Earp Family Blog
THE EARP FAMILY BLOG
Here you'll find a family parlor for descendants and other kin of William Asbury and Mary Frances (Wright) Earp, who settled near Stroud (Lincoln Co.) Oklahoma Territory in 1892. May it be a resting place along the highway of time for all who pass this way. Come on in--the door's open. Sit down and rest a spell. Let's swap some stories and photographs from the treasure chest of time. Y'all come on in now, hear?
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
OK Land Run monument by sculptor Paul Moore
Lt click to enlarge
|Choctaw Chief Allen Wright suggested the name
in 1866 during |
treaty negotiations with the federal government regarding the use
of Indian Territory, in which he envisioned an all-Indian state
controlled by the United States Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
Equivalent to the English word Indian, okla humma was a
phrase in the Choctaw language used to describe the Native
American race as a whole. Oklahoma later became the name for
Oklahoma Territory, and it was officially approved in 1890,
two years after the area was opened to white settlers.
Formed by the combination of Oklahoma Territory and Indian
Territory on November 16, 1907, Oklahoma was the 46th state to
enter the union. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and
its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City. The state has 77 counties.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Leap years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun. It takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days to circle once around the Sun. If we didn't add a day on February 29 nearly every 4 years, we would lose almost six hours every year.
One of the most popular traditions that has to do with Leap Day, is that women can propose to their boyfriends on this day! This day is also associated with traditional Sadie Hawkins parties where the ladies get to invite the men to a party, instead of vice versa.
One interesting statistic is: one out of every 1500 babies is born on Leap Day! These people have an actual birthday every four years! One such person was my beloved grandmother - Arlie Avenell Earp. Arlie, the daughter of William and Mary Neff Flatt, was born February 29, 1896 near Meno, Major Co., Oklahoma Territory. That area was better known as the "Cherokee Strip." Four years later her family was living north of Stroud prior to the 1900 territory census.
As a child I remember it was always a fun day...Grandma's actual birth day!
This is one of my favorite pictures of Grandma. It was taken about 1941 in Chandler, OK.