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Okeene in Blaine County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Body Found In Deep Creek 1903

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 29, 2018
1. Body Found In Deep Creek 1903 Marker
Inscription.  

On a late fall afternoon in 1903, a stranger with a new wagon, fine team and money (something the local people had little of) arrived at the store in Craig located in the NW/4 of section 24 T19n R10W. He wore nice, but foreign clothes, and spoke of a friend he was to meet. Less than a week later, the stranger was gone.

Three or four days later, John Haworth George Cobb and Frank De Long found the body. while duck hunting near the mouth of deep creek. located in the NE/4 of section 20 T20N R10W. The body was weighted with the cornerstone from the Harry Slemmer Farm located in the SW/4 of section 26 T20N R10-W and was tied with the well rope from the John L. Felder property located in the NE/4 of section 10 T19 R10W

The body was viewed by many local people prior to burial behind Collins Cemetery located in the NW/4 of section 10 T19N R10UWIM

In 1935, when the cemetery was enlarged, the grave was within the cemetery. The grave was marked with a concrete block made by the cemetery board John Haworth, Earl Baker, B.W. McClung, Bryan Emmons, and Henry Fielder.

No trace of the wagon, horses or
Body Found In Deep Creek 1903 Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 29, 2018
2. Body Found In Deep Creek 1903 Marker
money were found.

"He must have met his friend."
 
Erected 1998.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 36° 8.267′ N, 98° 15.8′ W. Marker is in Okeene, Oklahoma, in Blaine County. Marker is on N2660 Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Okeene OK 73763, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Entry gate to Collins Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 29, 2018
3. Entry gate to Collins Cemetery
The original Found In Deep Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 29, 2018
4. The original Found In Deep Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on November 18, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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