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AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 2


Need help documenting marriage

Seeking marriage record of Andrew Jackson Smitherman to Ollie B. Murphy of Sevier County AR on or about 29 June 1910.

The marriage may have occurred in Centerville LA.

Is there an online source for such record?

Research Findings to date
Andrew Jackson SMITHERMAN born 27 December 1883 Childersburg, AL
His Parents: James and Elizabeth (PHILLIPS) SMITHERMAN.

Their Children per 1930 Census NY
Andrew Touissant
Carol M.

1880 Census: Parents James & Elizabeth not found as yet in AL
1900 Census: Andrew not found as yet. May be in LA
1910 Census: Single and boarding in Tulsa OK.
1920 Census: Enumerated as AJ Smitherman unable to view image
1930 Census: Enumerated Erie New York Mother Elizabeth(62) is widowed and enumerated with AJS and family on Michigan Avenue.

Employment History
1908 Business Manager The Muskogee Cimiter,
1910 Census Enumerator Tulsa OK
1911 Editor Publisher Muskogee Star
1912 Foreman of Employees OK State Legislature
1912 Publisher and Owner Tulsa Star Tulsa OK
1920 Editor Publisher
1930 Editor Publisher

The Tulsa Burning

"As he did, Andrew J. Smitherman removed a piece of paper and pencil from his breast pocket and leaned forward in his own pew near the front, poised to capture Jackson's every word. Smitherman, a bulldog-like man, was the irascible editor of the Tulsa Star, Greenwood's leading publication and its most authoritative public voice. In the eight years between that night in the church and the great burning to come, Smitherman doggedly chronicled all the local news, from street brawls to potluck dinners. But he also never missed a chance to rail in print against injustices perpetrated against his people, and had intervened personally in attempted lynchings in neighboring towns. An early banner headline summed up his belligerent disposition where race matters were concerned: YOU PUSH ME, the headline promised, AND I'LL PUSH YOU."

Note: vkn is assisting AJS grandson, Richard Dozier, in his maternal family search.[/]

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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