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 Sallie Cornelia <I>Wofford</I> Keene

Sallie Cornelia Wofford Keene

Birth
Death 9 Apr 1899 (aged 36)
Bokchito, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Bokchito, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 10198159 · View Source
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Sallie Corneila Wafford was the wife of Dr. Preston Keene, son of Samuel Louden Keene and Hulda Hawkins. Their children were:
LURA B. KEENE, Oscar E. Keene, Oliver H. Keene,
Laura D. Keene, Hampton L. Keene, Ethel P. Keene,
and Nora Belle Keene.
BOKCHITO HISTORY Things about Bokchito, April 8, 1983. The town of Bokchito was incorporated 27th day of April 1901, at that time at least 200 people resided in what is now called Old Town. The town of Bokchito moved to its new location in early 1900 when the railroad came through this part. People would feed the workmen for they wanted the railroad. Also, two hotels were built- one by the railroad tract where workmen sleep. This was known as Choctaw Nation Territory and the word Bokchito means "Big Creek". Once Bokchito was a progressive little town. They had three banks, four doctors, drug store, grocery stores, garage, and liberty stables. The first sidewalks were planks. Also, in early years a water tank in the middle of the street now North Walker ahd a float valve to keep water flowing to water the horses. Bokchito was a town for farmers. Potatoes, cucumbers, were shipped out to other states. Oats, corn and hay was sold outside Bokchito. For many years there was a cotton gin until it burned in the early part of 1952. The first school was paid for by parents who had children in school. In 1918, a two story school was built and later burned. At present a new school with all modern equipment is here. The first grave in Bokchito Cemetery was a Mrs. Keene (Dr. Keene's wife). This was a hill covered with Black Jack and scrub oak with cedar intermingled. It was cleared in small portions for a summer picnic ground for the surrounding community. When Mrs. Keene died some the town people said where in the world are we going to bury her, finally, someone said, how about our old picnic ground and that Bokchito Cemetery was founded. Bokchito, still has a jail house made of steel moved from old Mayhew in North East Corner of Bryan Co. 1934. Bokchito has had a population of 704 at the present time 633. Although it hasn't grown in the last ten years, at least it is a good place to live and retire. We are close to Lake Texoma and within a three hour drive to several large cities. We still have a grocery store, churches of all denominations, service station, doctors, insurance companies, garages and blacksmith shop. Bokchito has been known at one time as the "The biggest Little Town in Oklahoma." --------------------------------------------------

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The Caddo Herald
April 14, 1899ff
Local Items
Mrs. N. T. Keene of Bokchito died suddenly Saturday nightff



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  • Created by: Sandra
  • Added: 31 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10198159
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sallie Cornelia Wofford Keene (27 Jan 1863–9 Apr 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10198159, citing Bokchito Cemetery, Bokchito, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Sandra (contributor 46524408) .