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 Oliver Sheppard Picher

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Oliver Sheppard Picher

  • Birth 30 Jun 1875 Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 26 Apr 1920 Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 67393953

Miami Newspapers, Miami Oklahoma
April 28, 1920, Pg. 3, Col. 3)

BUSINESS HOUSES CLOSE - In response to a proclamation issued Tuesday by Mayor W. E. Robbins, most of the business houses in Picher Oklahoma closed from 2:30 to 3:30 o'clock this afternoon as a mark of respect to O. S. Picher, founder of the town, whose funeral was conducted at the same hours at Winnetka Illinois. Some of the business houses wore crepe in token of respect for the captain of industry. The proclamation of Mayor Robbins was as follows: Whereas, on the 26th day of April, 1920 at the hour of 1:30 a.m., our beloved friend, noble citizen and founder of this city of Picher Oklahoma, was called from his earthly labors to his reward, and, Whereas,this city and the many thousands of people who live in and near the city of Picher have lost a very near and dear friend and great benefactor, in the death of O. S. Picher. Now therefore, I, W. E. Robbins, mayor of the city of Picher, do hereby proclaim that hour from 2:30 p.m., until 3:30 p.m., of April 28, 1920, as a memorial hour, and all business houses in said city are requested to close their places of business and to keep them closed during said hour, and thus pay our tribute of respect to him, who has been thus called away, and whose presence, council and guidance we will so greatly missed. Given under my hands this 27th day of April, 1920.

(Signed) W. E. ROBBINS, Mayor Of Picher, Oklahoma.


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  • Created by: Webb City Mo
  • Added: 24 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67393953
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oliver Sheppard Picher (30 Jun 1875–26 Apr 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67393953, ; Maintained by Webb City Mo (contributor 47360587) Unknown.