Marcus & Ida Wood Wondering if Marcus Lafate Wood & his wife Ida Hudson Wood are related to you? If not then could you transfer both of their memorials to me? This is my husbands GGrandparents thru Alma Wood Griffin. If they are related to you, I would like some help identifying the people in some old photographs. Thanks, Sandra
RE: PlymouthTaylor Thanks for your help. This is a sensitive issue for me as I was not sure if family placed this memorial. Am not sure how to mention but it seems this gentleman was responsible (according to initial information) for the beating death of a lady relative of mine. This was in 1957--I have news articles. I was a very young lad but remember it somewhat. I was always curious about what the outcome was (did he stand trial, was he convicted, etc). Not sure where to begin looking. But as an adult now my curiosity has been stirred and Yet I don't want to create any6 discomfort so many years later. So I shall endeavor to continue looking. Would be interested in know how it worked out. Thanks much for your help. Arizona Kid 46520230
Date: July 19, 1937 Interview # 4890 Address: Davis, OK Born: February 16, 1871 Place of Birth: Boone County Arkansas Father: G. W. Palmer, born in Georgia, Farmer Mother: Margaret Chambers, born in Georgia
My parents were G .W. Palmer and Margaret E. Chambers Palmer, both born in Georgia. (Dates unknown). Father was a farmer. There were six children in our family. I was born on February 16, 1871, in Boone County, Arkansas. I had friends living in Webbers Falls, Indian Territory, in the Cherokee Nation and I came to see them in 1887. I liked this new country so well that I stayed.
I got a job on a ranch belonging to Frank Vore and rode after cattle for a year.
One very cold night, John Brown, a United States Marshal, came to the place where I was living and arrested me. I was just a lad, and they had a warrant for Tom Palmer for introducing liquor unlawfully into the Indian Territory. I knew they had the wrong Tom, but I went with them. When daylight came they gave me a good looking over and turned me loose. It was my uncle they were looking for.
He had a small log hut built in the cane breaks at the junction of the Arkansas River and Dirdy Creek. There were portholes all around his little log hut, through which they shot at anybody trying to molest them.
Each day a small steamer called the Winnie Mae came by. As it went west, it was loaded with freight, dry goods, groceries, etc., for the towns in the Territory. As it came back east it carried cotton, prairie hay, wheat and oats to Fort Smith. There was whiskey on this boat each day for my uncle who was a bootlegger. They always rolled it off down a gangplank and away they went. Then uncle and his partner would carry it into their hut and sell it during the night.
I went to a dance south of Webbers Falls one night and Belle and Sam Starr were there. Sam had decided to kill another Cherokee Indian* across the log heap fire built in the yard. Belle was to tell Sam when to shoot. When the time came the other Indian was ready for him and they both shot about the same time, both dying soon after. That stopped the dance.
I was acquainted with Tom Starr. I've heard him tell of his narrow escapes many times. He often evade officers by hiding in a thicket and turning his horse's shoes with the conks to the front. when the officers got on his trail they went in the opposite direction from what he was traveling. I heard him tell once of being in Texas. He became a friend of a merchant and one day they went on a fishing trip. The merchant had taken some newspapers along, and during the time they were fishing he was reading. He suddenly stopped and looked Tom over from head to foot. Then he read some more and looked at Tom again. Finally he said, "Here's a large reward offered for Tom Starr, and you are just like this description of him. Are you he?' Tom replied that he was not and knew nothing about Tom Starr. At last he asked, "What if I were Tom Starr? What would you do?" The man replied, "I'd try to help you to get away. I wouldn't arrest you." Tom would have killed him right there and taken the buggy and team and escaped into another section of the country, had he not answered as he did.
One evening about dusk, a man rode up to Tom's house and he was sitting on his porch with a Winchester, ready to shoot. He said, "Go back. Get on your horse and leave here." The man replied that he wanted to stay all night. Tom told him he'd kill him if he didn't get away. The man ran back to his horse, and Tom said, "Now you can come back and spend the night." He took no chances on keeping someone who would try to arrest him, but he decided when one ran, he was not an officer.
There were many Indians near Webbers Falls. All the merchants kept at least one Indian clerk to wait on their Indian trade.
I married Minnie Fowler in 1893 and moved to Sorghum Flat, south of Davis in 1898. I have lived near Davis since that time. We have six children.
*(Ed. Note - Just before Christmas, 1885, people from a large area gathered for a dance at Aunt Lucy Surratt's in the edge of the Choctaw Nation. The dancers were inside the cabin with the overflow squatting around a fire outside. Sam came up with six shooter in hand to Frank West, his cousin, with whom he had been feuding and asked him why he shot a horse from under him a time back. Frank arose with Winchester in hand and fired. Sam shot as he fell, and when the smoke cleared both were dead. Observers said Belle let out a few hoops, shot in the air a few times and continued to dance.)
Transcribed by Brenda Choate and Dennis Muncrief, March, 2001
Plymouth Taylor 29403611 Hello, fellow FindAGrave researcher. Regarding Mr. Taylor and his memorial. I am wondering are you related? Is it possible to find an obituary for this gentleman and if so, how do I find one? Do you know anything of his history? Was wondering about his last name as compared to his listed parents. Any help you could give me would be helpful. Thanks much Arizona Kid 46520230. Can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcus Lafate Wood & Ida Hudson Wood According to Family Records, Funeral Books and a Bible I have, their children are: *Lister Wood born: February 23, 1892 *Lonnie Lee Wood born: March 4, 1894 *Leslie Wood born: June 13, 1896 *Arthur Ray Wood born: February 4, 1899 *Herman Willis Wood born: May 4, 1901 *Alma Jane Wood born: September 29, 1903 (Married to Horace Linwood Griffin on November 30th, 1929 in Suffolk Virginia - I have the original Marriage Certificate)(Horace Linwood Griffin is the son of: Jahue Boone Griffin and Vallie Maynard)(Jahue Boone Griffin is the son of: Sidney Griffin and Sinnie Mattox Griffin). *Geneva Wood born: May 17, 1909 (Married to Clifton Chadwick) I am more than happy to share and exchange any information I have on this family, including photographs.
Marcus & Ida Wood Thank You for posting this photo of the grave marker of Marcus Lafate Wood "Mack" and his wife Ida H. (Hudson) Wood. I had been looking for this but had the cemetery listed as Hudson - Wood Cemetery. Of course I had no luck. All funeral cards and other info I had listed as being buried in Hudson/Wood. Anyone reading this if this is your family, I have OLD pix and records to share. Thanks Again. Sandra
Daughter of Roscoe Robinson West. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZT9-C6Y Claudia Elizabeth West North Carolina, Births and Christenings Name: Claudia Elizabeth West Gender: Female Birth Date: 18 Oct 1915 Birthplace: Sampson, North Carolina Father's Name: Roscoe Robinson West Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00393-6 , System Origin: North Carolina-EASy , GS Film number: 553934 ----- Matilda Williams Rosco was his 1st wife DOD 16 Jul 1905. He is listed in the 1910 census as widowed & living with his father Henry Clay West. Anna N. Fowler his second wife married 20 Apr 1910. 1920 census lists Anna wife and Claudia as daughter. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZJW-FQP