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The Life And Times Of Alford Owens

Arbuckle Footnotes

This week we have the Indian Pioneer Paper of Alford Owens.  This interview was taken by W.P.A. field worker John F. Daugherty on April 29, 1937 at Mr. Owens home in Sulphur.

My father was William Owens. He was born in Georgia in September, 1827. My mother was Mary McLeard Owens. She was also born in Georgia. My father farmed some and ran a saloon. There were three boys and one girl.I was born July 28, 1863, in Georgia. I thought this was a better country than Georgia so I moved to Sulphur in July 1889. I came with an uncle and a cousin in a covered wagon from Texas. It took four days to make the trip. We came by Durant, crossing Red River at the mouth of Island Bayou. We forded the river at this place.

After passing Durant, we came to Caddo. We crossed Blue River at Nails Crossing. We went through Twelve Mile Prairie and crossed the Washita River at Fort Washita. We then went to Mannsville, to Durwood, Province and thence to Ardmore.



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