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 William Electious Halsell

William Electious Halsell

Birth
Todd County, Kentucky, USA
Death 24 Nov 1934 (aged 83)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Vinita, Craig County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 5855797 · View Source
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"32 degree Mason"

1st wife Mary A. Crutchfield; parents of 5 ch. after her death he married her Niece Josephine Crutchfield.

The fourth son of Electious Halsell, Es(., who moved to Texas at an early date. William attended public school until eighteen years of age, when he started in the stock business and carried it on until 1882. During those years, in partnership with his brother Glenn, they accumulated a large herd of cattle, selling out for $300,000. Moving to Vinita, Cherokee Nation, the Halsell brothers bought another large herd, and in the spring of 1884 dissolved partnership, Glenn, going to California for his health, died in 1886. William married Miss Alice Crutchfield in January, 1872. She is daughter to John Crutchfield, at one time a leading stockman in Wise County, Texas. By this marriage Mr. Halsell has four living children. Willie Edna, born July 16, 1873, died July 11, 1884. To the deceased little girl the Halsell College, at Vinita, is dedicated, the college having been erected chiefly through the assistance and support of Mr. Halsell. Ewing, the oldest surviving child, was born February 12, 1877 ; Eva, born February 21, 1886 ; Clarence, born Nov 1889 ; Mary, March 28, 1891. Mrs. Halsell is a lady of great refinement and superior education, and one of the most hospitable and popular persons in Vinita. She is a member of the M. E. Church South, and is president of the Home Mission Society, Vinita. Mr. Halsell is a tall, dignified, commanding and intellectual looking ffentleinan of great business ability, and ever ready in his generosity to assist in forwarding charitable institutions of any kind. He now owns 30,000 head of cattle in the Territory besides 6,000 in Texas and 1000 head of an improved grade of horses'. His real estate in Texas is worth from $10,000 to $12,000, and he owns one hundred lots in the town of Vinita. He has also some 1,000 or 1,500 acres of land in cultivation. His residence in Vinita is one of the finest in the Indian Territory. Mr. Halsell is a Masonic member of old standino SKETCH SOURCE: page 193-194, THE INDIAN TERRITORY ITS CHIEFS, LEGISLATORS AND LEADING MEN.ILLUSTRATED. H. F. & E. S. O'BEIRNE.(1891)

California death records: Spouse Josephine Halsell, father Electrius Halsell, mother Maryetta May, myocarditis, informant wife Josephine, body sent on Nov 25 to Vinita, OK, resident of California for 2 years.


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  • Maintained by: WichitaFalls
  • Originally Created by: Patricia Mechling
  • Added: 18 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5855797
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Electious Halsell (7 Jun 1851–24 Nov 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5855797, citing Fairview Cemetery, Vinita, Craig County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by WichitaFalls (contributor 47544561) .