Barnes, Cassius McDonald b. August 25, 1845 d. February 18, 1925 Governor of Oklahoma Territory. As a sixteen year old, he joined the Union Army at the beginning of the Civil War, and served in the Military Telegraph and Engineering Carps for the duration of the conflict. After the war, he moved to Arkansas and eventually accepted the position of Chief Deputy United States Marshal for the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. He became a close friend of Powell Clayton, and through that connection was appointed by President...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA
Doolin, Bill b. 1858 d. August 24, 1896 Outlaw. The exact date of his birth has been lost over time and the date of his death, while not a true controversy, is listed as August 25th as often as August 24th, but the year is definitely 1896. At the age of 23, he left his sharecropping family in Arkansas and moved to the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and went to work as a cowboy on a ranch. After some scrapes with the law, he joined the notorious Dalton Gang, known as the "most cold-blooded gang in the west." The Daltons were led by...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA
Martin, Robert b. 1833 d. March 2, 1897 Political Figure. Robert Martin was born in 1833, in Frankfort Springs, Pennsylvania. He read law and began his practice in Ohio. He moved to Wichita, Kansas and then to Harrison, Oklahoma Territory in 1889. He anxiously worked in the adoption of the Organic Act. He moved to El Reno, where he was appointed Secretary of the Territory. He was appointed Governor of the Territory after the resignation of Governor Steele resigned in 1891. He remained in office until February 1, 1892 when Governor...[Read More] (Bio by: GuyB) Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA
McCurdy, Elmer b. January 1, 1880 d. October 8, 1911 Sideshow outlaw. A notorious outlaw in the early 20th century, who's events in death have become more famous then anything he did in life. He was born in 1880 to an unwed teenage mother whose family gave infant Elmer to her brother George and his wife to raise. He was later told the news which he did not take well. He began to drink heavily and eventually ran away. He tried several jobs working as a plumber and a miner and even tried to enlist to go in Theodore Roosevelt's occupation of The...[Read More] (Bio by: Savannah Mason) Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA
Pierce, Charley d. May 1, 1895 Outlaw. Born about 1866 or 1867, Pierce was a member of the Dalton and later Doolin Gangs. After an unsuccesful stint at racing horses, Pierce turned outlaw. His first arrest was for whisky peddling. He served a one year sentence at the Ft Smith prison. Following his release he joined the Dalton Gang. Pierce missed the Dalton Gangs final robbery and destruction at Coffeyville. When Bill Doolin formed his gang, Pierce was one of the first members. Pierce was identified as participating in...[Read More] (Bio by: Randy) Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Boot Hill Section, Near Bill Doolin's Gravesite.
Tolson, Melvin Beaunorus b. February 4, 1900 d. August 28, 1966 Poet, Educator, Columnist, Politician. Melvin Tolson graduated from Lincoln High School in Kansas City. He attended college at Fisk University, but, after his first year, for financial reasons, transferred to Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1924. After graduation, he taught at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, from 1924 to 1947, taking a leave of absence from 1930 to 1931 to work on his master's degree at Columbia University, which he was awarded in 1940. While at Wiley College...[Read More] (Bio by: H M G) Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 1, Block 41, Lot 55, Space SE.
Upham, Oscar J. b. December 14, 1871 d. February 18, 1949 Boxer Rebellion Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1896 and served as a Private aboard the USS Oregon during the Spanish American War. During the Boxer Rebellion, he was responsible for protection of embassy and other civilian personnel. He was awarded the CMOH for bravery under fire. His citation reads, ". . . for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy at Peking, China, (July 21 to August 17, 1900). Although under a heavy...[Read More] (Bio by: Thom Painter) Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA GPS coordinates: 35.8970604, -97.4064865 (hddd.dddd)
Wininger, Francis Gerald 'Bo' b. November 16, 1922 d. December 7, 1967 Professional Golfer. He played on the PGA Tour in the 1950s and 1960s. He turned pro in 1952 and joined the PGA Tour in 1953. After winning three times in the mid-1950s, he quit playing the tour full-time in 1959 to take a job in public relations. He returned professional golfing in the early 1960s, winning the Greater New Orleans Open Invitational in 1962 and 1963 and the Carling Open in 1962. He had several runner-up finishes on the PGA Tour in addition to his six wins; these include a 2nd or...[Read More] (Bio by: Jackie) Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 1, Block 31, Lot 22, Space West Corner
Yantis, Oliver 'Ol' b. 1869 d. November 30, 1892 Western Outlaw. He was a cotton farmer near Orlando, Oklahoma and was a member of both the Doolin and Dalton gangs. He was recruited by request of George “Bitter Creek” Newcomb. Newcomb was Bill Doolin’s friend and had a thing for Yantis' sister. Oliver was with the Doolin-Dalton gang when they robbed a train in Caney, Oklahoma on October 14, 1892 and a bank in Spearville, Kansas on November 1, 1892. On the morning of November 29, 1892, Sheriff C. M. Beeson, Deputy Marshall Tom Hueston and...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Roselawn Cemetery, Mulhall, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Lot 171