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John "Johnny" L. McLemore

Male 1892 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name John "Johnny" L. McLemore  [1, 2
    Nickname Johnny 
    Born Mar 1892  Arthur, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    • Among the progressive and wide-awake young business men of Haskell is numbered John McLemore, a native son of Oklahoma, who has been an important factor in developing the oil fields of this section of the state and also has financial and real estate interests. He was born at Arthur, near Duncan, Oklahoma, March 9, 1892, of the marriage of Albert and Lizzie (Ligon) McLemore, the former a native of Dade county, Missouri, while the latter was born in Illinois. The father came to this state in territorial days, establishing his home near Duncan, in what was then known as Indian Territory, in 1888. There he followed agricultural pursuits until 1896, when he removed to Tahlequah, where he resided until March, 1898, and then made his way to Stonebluff, in which town he was assassinated on the 16th of March 1909. The mother passed away on the 31st of January 1912.

      John McLemore was reared and educated at Bacone, three miles north of Muskogee, and was sixteen years of age at the time of his father's death. In partnership with his brother he continued to operate the home farm until March, 1916, when he came to Haskell. In this locality he also engaged in farming but subsequently disposed of all of his stock and on March 15, 1919, purchased an interest in the Creek Land & Loan Company, which had been organized by Frank B. Glascock and his two daughters, Nellie C. and Sarah S. He and B. K. Williams now own that concern. He also owns about six hundred acres of land, which he leases profitably. He is a stockholder and director of the Haskell National Bank, also has large oil holdings, and it was largely through his efforts that the Stonebluff oil field was developed. He displays marked business sagacity for one of his years and through the capable management of his interests has already advanced to a substantial point on the high-road to success.

      At Muskogee, Oklahoma, on the 8th of November, 1912, Mr. McLemore was united in marriage to Miss Grace Hendrickson, a daughter of Andrew and Mary (Morgan) Hendrickson, natives of Kentucky and pioneers of Kansas and Oklahoma. Her father
      was one of the early agriculturists of Okmulgee county and there passed away in April, 1914. Her mother still resides on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. McLemore have become the parents of four children: Helen May, who was born August 19, 1913; Ernestine, born April 30, 1916; Margaret N., born April 27, 1918; and Hilda Jean, born October 23, 1920. Mrs. McLemore is a native of the Blue Grass state and was born May 6,1892.
      Mr. McLemore is independent in his political views, reserving the right to vote according to the dictates of his judgment, and he has been called to public office, serving for two years as mayor of Haskell and giving to the city a businesslike and progressive administration. He attends the Christian church and fraternally is identified with the Elks lodge at Muskogee, of which he is a life member, and he is also a prominent Mason, belonging to the commandery and the Shrine at Muskogee, while in the consistory at McAlester he has taken the thirty-second degree. He is a young man who has not yet reached the zenith of his powers, but in the development of his talents he has established himself in a foremost position in business circles of Haskell, and judging by what he has already accomplished the future holds for him unlimited possibilities.

      (Source: Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma, Volume 3, S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)
    Person ID I45807  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2014 

    Father Albert L. McLemore,   b. Aug 1864, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1909, Stonebluff, Wagoner County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ligon,   b. Aug 1867, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1912  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1886  Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • License #382. Both Albert and Elizabeth were shown as of Greenfield, MO. They were married by R. L. Varnice, M.G. in Greenfield. Scan of the license was posted to by "TreyAbby/"
    Family ID F13597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Hendrickson,   b. Bef 1894,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Nov 1912  Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
     1. Helen May McLemore,   b. 19 Aug 1913,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ernestine McLemore,   b. 30 Apr 1916,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Margaret N. McLemore,   b. 27 Apr 1918,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Hilda Jean McLemore,   b. 23 Oct 1920,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F13602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1892 - Arthur, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Nov 1912 - Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [ database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Indian Territory, Creek Nation, Twp 16 N Range 15 East Enumerated 3 July 1900 SD 73 ED 57 Sheet 17A Stamped 233 110-111 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1810] Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma, Volume 3, S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912; transcribed by Vicki Bryan.