June 16, 2012


Meeting was called to order at 10:15am by Vice President David Hampton with 16 present. Minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Barbara Dunlap and approved.   No Treasurers Report was given as Treasurer Ruth Faulkner was absent.

David reported that President Jack Baker and Marybelle Chase were on a trip to London.

David also mentioned that the July Goingsnake meeting will be a pot luck lunch in Colcord at the Talbot Library on July 21st.  Everyone bring food.

We welcomed several guests today: Madge Gormley’s cousin Mary Jane Kirby and son James, Westville, Cathy and Roy Carlin, Hendersonville, TN and Jeannean Doherty, Tulsa, who is a descendant of the Parris family.

Donna Clark reported that Colcord’s Pioneer Days celebration was very well attended and is looking forward to next month’s Goingsnake meeting when Duane King, Director of Gilcrease Museum, will be our speaker.

Jeri Wood told about Cherokee Tourism’s trip, led by Cathy Mullholland, to St. Louis, MO where we visited Cahokia Mounds, the Arch, Western Expansion Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.  A good time was had by everyone.

David reported that he has been working on genealogy for the Removal Bike Riders.  There are more than 20 riders, plus 8 or 9 people helping with luggage, etc.  One rider is an adopted Shawnee from Claremore.

David’s program today was an informative dissertation by Minnie Elizabeth Thomas Bailey, dated May, 1967, entitled “Reconstruction in Indian Territory 1865-1877” which among other things, told of Delaware and Shawnee becoming Cherokee citizens.

David’s second subject on the program was on the research he has done on Territorial and State Governors of Oklahoma, their spouses, etc.  Very interesting.

Burlan Woods had a book “Veterans of the Past and Present” for sale.  The book contains information on Adair County veterans.  He told of difficulties the VFW had in getting the book printed, etc.

Meeting adjourned at 11:45am.


Secretary,  Barbara Dunlap