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Re: 1909 death of T. J. McGhee, Cherokee citizen
Posted by: Emily Jordan (ID *****4551) Date: October 28, 2008 at 07:44:09
In Reply to: 1909 death of T. J. McGhee, Cherokee citizen by Nita of 1095

Here is an obit I found for Thomas Jefferson McGhee, that was published in THE VINITA LEADER newspaper:

1909, Mar. 18, GROVE POINT (3/8) p6c6
       Mesdames Freeman and Jones received news last week of the death of their grandfather, Thomas Jefferson McGhee, Sr., who died at the home of his son Joe F. McGhee near Afton of heart failure. He had been sick some time and his death was not unexpected by those who were with him. Deceased was in his 67th year, was born in Delaware district. He was a Cherokee, his parents having been moved here from Georgia. His Indian name was Ooguli-Stooesty. Mr. McGhee was married to Martha J. Hanna about 1866 or 1867. To this union was born twelve children, two dying in infancy. They are as follows: Mrs. L.B. Prather, Grove; Mrs. Leonard Preston, Needmore; Samuel Burton, James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson, Jr., Charles B. Saladen McGhee, all of Dawes; Mrs. Viola Dennis, Fairland; Mrs. Cleora Allen, Narcissa; Joe F. McGhee, Afton; Quiliki McGhee, Miami. All the above have families and there are five great grandchildren. His wife died about twelve years ago. A sister, Mrs. Alcy Curry of Southwest City and a brother D.A. McGhee of Dodge, survive him. T.J. McGhee was well educated, speaking both English and Cherokee well. He was once judge and served as clerk of Delaware district for 23 years. In early life he settled on Cowskin prairie and built up a home where the station of Dodge now stands, there he raised his family. He lived a useful life and did much good for his people, the Cherokees.

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