John G. Lieber Sr.

John G. Lieber Sr.

Death 4 Jul 1934 (aged 61)
Burial Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot 113-3-5
Memorial ID 46556555 · View Source
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John G. Lieber was an attorney, a judge, and a businessman who came to Muskogee in the early days of the town's formation. He was a legal advisor with the Dawes Commission and he also maintained an office for private practice. He owned at least five theaters and a drug store. The theaters were known as the Wigwam Theaters #1 through #5. Two of the theaters were airdomes, or open air theaters. Wigwam #1 had its entrance on Court St. which was lined with Penny peep shows. Wigwam #2 had an entrance on Fourth St. The other three were enclosed theaters with #3 on Broadway, #4 on Second St. near the fire station and Wigwam #5 was on Cherokee St. just south of Broadway known as the Merchants Theater. Some proceeds of this theater were donated to charity. These theaters provided motion pictures, refined vaudeville, singing, and dancing shows.

The above information was compiled by W.T. Scott.

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John Godfried Lieber was born in Missouri, educated in Arkansas and helped his father operate a grist mill. He studied law while working at the mill and was admitted to the bar in 1893. He was a member of Muskogee's volunteer fire department and was a member of the school board.

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Muscogee's First Fire Department. There are several versions of the date the Muscogee Fire Department was organized - varying from 1892 to 1895. ... A news article in the Muskogee Phoenix of Aug. 16, 1906, indicates that Chief Frank Swift was host at a banquet celebrating the 14th anniversary of the organization of the fire department, which would place the date at 1892. ... Charles Seeking was chief with Frank Swift and John G. Lieber acting as foremen of the two hose companies. The group consisted of a total of 20 volunteers, including James Locke.

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