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AL-THURSDAY, IANUARY 16, 1997 This newspaper is dedicated to the memories of Dr. R. V. and Bea Clark (USPS 42 8040) Published every Thursday and ente[ed as periodical postage paid at Perkins, Ok 74D59-OO4D IZ7 S. Main • Box 40 • Perkins, OK 74059 405-547-2411 FAX 405/547-2411 Rick &. Kathy Clark Publishers The publishers are solely responsible for content and any errors will be promptly corrected when brought to the attention of the publishers. Office hours: 9-5, Mon,-Fri. 9-noon orPSat. Deadline for advertising 8. news submissions is Monday at 5 p.m. POSTMASTER: Send changes of address to The Perkins Iournal, P.O. Box 40, Perkins, OK 74059 All contents © Copyright 1997 ,-----------------------------, I To Subscribe By Mall Just Fill Out This Form and Mall I Of Days Past By Mahlon G. Erickson Gena Shockley (Rt. 2, Box 543, . alena, KS 66739) would like in- formation on Carl Wilbur Laylock. He was the son of Homer M. Laylock and was born March 8, 1924, in East Liverpool, Ohio. He married May 18, 1957, to Cora Lee Hedges. Their children were Carol Ann, Edwin Lee, and William Allen. The wife and children were in Durant, Oklahoma, when Carl died Jan. 29, 1958, in Still- water. He was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens south of Still- water. According to his obituary, Carl Laylock served in WW II in the Pacific theater of war. At the time of his death he was working as a mechanic for Harley Thomas. A brother, Lee Laylock, lived in Burlington, Vermont. Here are some interesting tips from the "Researching in Missouri Seminar" presented by Marsha Hoffman Rising on Aug. 26, 1995. All apply specifically to Missouri: Settlement: • counties north of the Missouri River were settled by pioneers from north central Kentucky and Virginia. • Boot heel counties were settled by southerners. • Germans settled in St. Louis and west along the Missouri River. • lead mines south of St. Louis attracted many settlers of different ethnic origins and nationalities. • 1765 to 1800: French settlers (from Canada). • 1800-1821: the Louisiana Purchase attracted settlers including Daniel Boone's group from Kentucky and Moses Austin's group of lead workers from Virginia. IWlth Remittance To: The Perkins Journal, P.O. Box 40,1 • 1821-1861: early statehood settlers were mainly from the "upper South". | Perkins, OK 74059 | * 1865-1880: post-Civil War era brought many "Yankees", especially I • | from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. .............. ; ........................................................ I Taxes and Land: | | •personal and real tax records are in assessor's offices. IAAAF--== ........................... I •tract books are in private land abstract offices. I .............. ' ...................................... I -from 1835 all white males over age 21 and under age 55 were subject to a poll tax, unless serving in the military. | I •land purchased from a federal tract office was exempt from tax ICity ........................... . ......... State ................ Zip ............... I for 5 years. ) One year In Oldahoma....$24 I Military: i( ) 6 months in Oklahoma .... $14 i •War ofl812 Bounty Lands in Missouri were published by Maxine I( ) One year Out of State ..... $28 I Dunaway. , . • • military records are available at the Missouri State Archives. This |( ) 6 months Out of State .... $16 .... | includes the following"wars": 1812, Indian 1832-38, Mormon, Iowa Lnn||ll|m|unimimmlUlilJ A gringo in Mexico By Allen Wall Teaching English In Mexico, more people study English than any other foreign lan- guage. That's not uncommon, since English is the most widely stud- ied language in the world. the reason is simply that English gives people throughout the globe access to more information. The majority of books, maga- zines, and computer programs are in the English language. In the emerging world economy and information society, English is a big asset. I have taught English here in schools and al o as a private tutor. Teaching English has been a learning experience for me as well. I 1839, Mexican, Civil, and Spanish-American (an alphabetical in- dex). WW I records are at the Adjutant General's Office. • a list of veterans of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 was published in the Missouri State Genealogical Society Quarterly (MOSGA). Revolutionary War veterans are listed in 1985-86 issues; 1812 veterans in 1986 #1 and #2. • 60% of eligible males served in the Civil War: 103,000 for the Union, 30,000 for the Confederacy. Vital Records: • were required beginning in 1909. • early records are kept at the county level. • some were recorded in deeds in the 1860's. • births and deaths were required from 1883 to 1893 (sporadic com- pliance). Most of these have been published. • 4 or 5 volumes of"marriages in the News" have been published. • early divorces were published in legislative journals; later divorces were filed in circuit courts and are indexed by plaintiff. Probate: learn more about my own language because I have to explain it to •probate records were recorded in separate books. However, loose others and answer questions. As a native speaker, I know English probate packets contain receipts, accounts, invoices, letters, invert- innately, having to verbalize my innate knowledge and explain the tories, and other items that may not have been recorded in .the probate hooks, .............. ...... ........ ; ............. • Supreme CoUrt cases from 1804 to 1855 were published in the St. rules is a mental exercise for me! Sometimes I am asked a ques- tion and I have to formulate an answer as I speak! My present job is at a private school called Colegio Cervantes. I coordinate the school's English program, which goes from pre-school to junior high, containing 12 grade levels. As part of my duties, I teach a few English classes in junior high. In my junior high classes, I speak English, not Spanish. Why? Because the more English the students hear, the better. Also, the effort and mental process they expend to understand me helps them learn the language. It can be a shock for some students at first; I even had one stu- dent crying the first day. If a student speaks in Spanish, I just don't "understand it. It is like a game, and the students who do well get into it. Sometimes a school employee enters the classroom to make an announcement and some students shout at the em- ployee to "speak in English!" (Ed. Note: Our friend, Elizabeth Wise, is in the hospital. She is recovering from some breathing problems and according to her, "I'm OK, should be out by Friday." She's in Stillwater Medical Center, Room 309, if you would like to send her a note...Rick.) In the military... Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly. • from 1821 to 1850 no married woman her husband's consent, nor could a married her own children. Bad News: • there is a serious lack of statewide indexes. • the capitol building burned in 1911. • 1810 and 1820 census records were lost. • the published 1820 census index is for tax Good News: • the Missouri State Archives is easily more microfilm to its collection. • the 1890 Census of Veterans does exist for Daviess and Dekalb Counties) and often listS ans as well as Union. • state census records for some counties exist 1852-1868-1876. • slave schedules from census of the same name. • @ • • @ Calendar • Jan. 16, 1997 - "Genealogy Research at the brary" monthly meeting of the Payne County 7:30 p.m. at City Hall in Stillwater. • Jan. 24-25, 1997 - GENTECH97: Genealogist's Craft" to be held at Plano tact GENTECH at P.O. Box 28021, Dallas, . • Feb. 3, 1997 - How PERSI Research, OGS monthly meeting in Oklahoma! cal Society Building auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Swymeler. • Feb. 22-23, 1997 - Reenactment of the Civil War living history, near Atoka, OK. (405) 522-5235. • Mar. 3, 1997 - Using the Dawes Rolls to OGS monthly meeting in Oklahoma City at Building auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Speaker oMar. 15, 1997 - Rogers Count Contact Louise Homer, P.O. Box 2493 • Apr. 2-6, 1997 - Annual Fur Historic Site, Fort Washita. OK. • May 3, 1997 - Central Oklahoma AncestOr Logan County Fairgrounds on South Division St. County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1419, • May 24, 1997 - Denny Family Reunion at Fairgrounds. Contact Myron Denny at • June 20-21, 1997 .- 1997 OGS Spring Seminar! Banquet to be held at Oklahoma City Banquet speaker will be Dr. Bob L. Blackburn 0 hess of the people of Oklahoma". Speaker for Arlene Eakle. Topics will include: American'] New Immigration Sources, Migration Patterns Tracing Pedigrees Across Western NY, gin for Your European Ancestry. For more P.O. Box 12986, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. • Sept. 3-6, 1997 - "Unlock Solving", the Federation of Genealog To be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in by the Dallas Genealogical Society. Will feature e viduals at all levels of expertise mat|on call (214) 907-9727 or write FGS at Lake City, UT 84110-3385. • Sept. 25-28, 1997 - USA Brees Meet. Contact Clara Ann Brees Phillips and 1927 S. 7th St., Chickasha, OK 73018, or call "O • • • • Queries and items ofinteresi should be at P.O. Box 1565, Stillwater, OK 74076. I predict that 1997 will be the year of a lot of whining and crying. Why? Because I just turned 49, which means that a lot of my friends that I grew up with will be turning the BIGFIVE O, or probably a more appropriate description is the BIG FIVE OW. Those that will be whining and crying the half-century blues in- clude Jim Niles, Sammy Gunter, Kenny Smith, Rea Dawn (Jacob,) Poling, Molly (Fultz) Ewing, Robert LaFollete, Darrell Russell, Darrell Sadler, Kenny John Cundiff, Stan Moffett, and the one that will probably be the biggest bawl baby of them all, Larry Gene Th- ompson. Thompson is not growing old gracefully. I don't know all of their dates of birth, but I do know a couple of them. For instance, Niles will be the first to fall on February 2; Thompson on March 23; and Snuffy's on July 30. Rea Dawn's 50th is sometime in August, and the rest? Well, be sure to watch the pages of The Perkins Journal, I'm sure some well-meaning friend You just turned 50, ain't that just cool." or, "At fifteen you thought twenty was old. At twenty you thought thirty was cold. Along came thirty, it's over the hill. And, forty, that was too bitter a pill. Now that it's fifty, and sixty loomed, You're feeling that the baby boomed." Or, "One day you were sweet sixteen, and guarding your purity. Now, it's a sour fifty and, you're worried about Social Security." RVC Frank Sinatra turned 81 or 82 a couple of one asked him what he wanted for his birthday He didn't blink a blue eye, and said, -Another RVC I think we ought to make a law that gets a paid day'off. If your birthday fallson then you get your choice of Friday or If you work on the weekends, then you get all' Also on that day, my birthday law will make everybody has to be nice to you, no matter are. Since everyday there is someone, somewhere, and they have the day off, and you have to country will be a kinder, gentler nation there are. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bartley B. Wheeler, son of Charles F. and Marcella J. Wheeler of Tryon, Okla., recently returned from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the Ara- bian Gulf aboard the attach submarine USS Pittsburgh. Wheeler's submarine is a nuclear-powered attack submarine. Equipped with torpedoes, Harpoon and Tomahawk cruise missiles, the powerful warship can provide surveillance, intelligence, sup- port special operations and launch missiles at enemy ships or land targets. During the deployment, Wheeler visited Bahrain, Crete, Greece, Israel, Italy and Portugal. The 1988 graduate of Perkins-Tryon High School of Perkins, Okla., joined the Navy in July 1988. II or family member will be printing a baby priate words... Like: "Ain't he nifty?-He just turned fifty." or, "Don't be so sad, Fifty ain't so bad: It's the 49 and half before, that has your belly hangin' to the floor." or, "Roses are red, violets are blue. picture with the appro- "Burt" By Sam White, Perkins;" OK / TROUL L( ON 774( "51 T5 ILLUSTRAT(D" 501PISUIT 5t.iOOT IN ALAS/(A RVC Number 21 is probably the birthday that Something about turning 21 is a si in life we find out that age has nothing to do never grow up, and I'm one of them. I was in Sydney, Australia taking R&R (ReSt from Vietnam when I turned 21. The bars could care less about whether you were "of your elbows on the bar, had the money, were a Yank, you were eligible to drink a beer. U.S.A., the magic number of"21" was not a adulthood. That was my best birthday. My worst birthday was when I I the rent was due, and the only thing fall was the re-po tow truck backing up to mY No one in my family called me to wish me s cause the telephone was shut off due to But, Kathy was there. The poor girl myself: "Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday, dear Ricky, Happy birthday, to me." If you're birthday is today- "Happy bir day to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear you, Happy birthday to you." ...And many more... RVC