Goingsnake District Heritage Association July meeting
The July meeting of the Goingsnake Heritage Association will be held at the Talbot Library and Museum in the historic Springtown Schoolhouse on July 19, 2014 from 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. with a potluck dinner following the meeting.
This year’s speaker will be Chad Williams of the Oklahoma Historical Society. He will be speaking about the numerous online resources that the Oklahoma Historical Society has to offer.
Mr. Williams is the Director of the Research Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. He has been instrumental in the development of the OHS online research catalog which includes a variety of digitized records. Prior to working full time in the Research Division he volunteered for three years and wrote his master’s thesis on “Digitization in the Archives of the Oklahoma Historical Society”. Mr. Williams OHS career began in the newspaper department where he worked in all aspects of newspaper preservation and public service. In 2001 he served as Manuscript Archivist until being promoted to deputy director and director.
"T.L. & M. Genealogy Magazine", Vol. I, 2014 & "Goingsnake Messenger" Vol. I, 2014 publications were mailed out today.
Subscribers, be checking your mailboxes!
Issues are also available at Talbot Library and Museum, Colcord, OK.
Lots of new and interesting articles!
Talbot Library Calendar/Events
* Goingsnake District Heritage Association/Potluck Lunch
@ Old School House at TL&M
Saturday, July 19, 2014 @10:00AM
Guest Speaker: Mr. Chad Williams, Director of the Research Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society
Old Mill is Landmark
"Hildebrand Mill, now known as Beck's Mill is located one-half mile north of Highway 33 on Flint Creek and was established in 1835. The millstones were shipped from France to New Orleans, up the Arkansas River by boat to Fort Gibson and then on to the millsite by ox wagon."
Click this link to view the document containing more information on the old mill from the a clipping "found in the Roxie Kirby collections."
Source: TL&M Genealogy Magazine, Volume XIII, Number Four, 2005, Pg 85
Crime and Punishment in the Early 1900s
While reading some old Tulsa World papers, I found some criminal cases that were perhaps common back then and was interested to see how they were punished. In this case of January 8, 1916, the Tulsa World reads as follows:
On the criminal docket twelve cases were disposed of: Jack Wildbird charged with stealing a hog from a smokehouse, pleaded guilty and was fined $10 and sentenced to 10 days in jail. Daivd Floyd, charged with assault and battery on his wife, pleaded guilty, and was fined $5.
Seems like the assault on the hog in the smokehouse was a worse crime than beating up your wife back then.
- From T. L. & M. Genealogy, Volume VII, Number Two, 1999; Page 33, Submitted by Jean Hurt (published by The Talbot Library & Museum, Colcord, OK)
Genealogy Research Requests
The Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M) is one of the best genealogical libraries in the United States. Our library focuses on Northeast Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas, and Cherokee genealogy research.
Research requests are accepted by the staff of Talbot Library and Museum. For a fee our skilled staff will research materials that are accessible in our genealogy library. On conclusion of our research we will provide you with a compilation of the results of our findings and documentation of all resources we consulted during our research.
Visit our Research Request page or click to download a Printable Research Request Form
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The Search for History Never Ends.....
"If we were required to all agree upon history, then history would never be written. The 18th Century Irish Divine, Phillip Skelton, noted, "History makes us some amends for the shortness of life." Through history we can extend ourselves beyond the brief span of time allotted to us. History must be recorded and we cannot wait until every statement is authenticated and documented. Unwritten history may be lost forever and leave a blank space in the Chronicles of Time.
So if what appears to be fact today, proves false tomorrow, correct it and move on. Errors can be corrected, lost history cannot.
The search for history never ends......."
--Excerpt from the "Introduction" to the book A Bit of History by Virgil Talbot, founder of Talbot Library & Museum. (A Bit of History is available in our online bookstore.)
The Talbot Library and Museum:
Preserving a Bit of History
Virgil Talbot founded the Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M). He was born on March 13, 1927 and died June 17, 1998. In addition to founding TL&M, Virgil was also publisher of the Goingsnake Messenger and TL&M Genealogy magazines. He also wrote several books regarding his family and his wife's (Avis) family, as well as local history books and poetry.
Virgil Talbot's motto was "Preserving a Bit of History". Talbot was very dedicated to this purpose. He worked very hard at collecting and preserving historical and genealogical material that would be available for generations. he belonged to several historical societies including the Cherokee National Historical Society. He was placed on the Historical Society Board by the Cherokee nation....the first non-Indian to hold a position on the board. Virgil was very proud of this honor.
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