|Notes for Artemissa Adeline Holmes|
|3rd cousin to John Wesley Holmes|
Artimessa inherited the home of Andy and Elizabeth Holmes after their deaths. She lived in it a short while and then sold it to a man. In 1947 a tornado hit Leedy, Oklahoma and killed the man who bought this house. He went into the storm cellar and the tornado blew a 2x4 through the celler door and killed him. The house and most of Leedy were blown away.
She had a great grandfather Patton, who had a brother (name unknown) who was killed in the war and was buried by the town's women folks.
Her and Elsie Elizabeth Holmes ran a cafe in Cooper, Oklahoma
She is buried in the Memorial Park cemetery in Enid, Oklahoma.
Indian - pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
LDS microfiche 6016908
Name: Artie Misadeline Holmes
Interview taken: 7/17/1937
Place of Residence: 1/4 mile West of Leedey, Oklahoma
I came to Oklahoma in 1891, to the Cherokee Nation, near Pryor Creek. I came from Arkansas in a covered wagon. We brought chairs with us; they were home-made. They were made from hickory sticks. Pryor was our post office; it was a small town with two or three stores, all made of log. This was a timber country. We scarcely knew what roads were. We only had trails across the prairie. There were not any bridges either.
When we first came to Oklahoma, we lived in a log house. Our furniture was home-made. That is what we had. We only had our chairs and bed-steads and these were made from timber.
We lived on an Indian lease. We leased the land for eight years and it only cost us the up-keep of the land and what it cost to build a log house.
My father killed a deer on the place on which we were living. This is the only deer I have seen but there were lots of wild ducks there and we made lots of feather beds from their feathers.
There also were a good many quail, rabbits, prairie chickens, apples the year round, some peaches, wild cherries, plums, pecans, walnuts and all kind of wild berries.
We raised some wheat but our main crop was corn. We would cut our wheat and tie the bundles with our hands. We also raised lots of vegetables. This was alkali land. We didn't know how to can up our vegetables as we do nowadays.
We would take our cabbage and put it down in salt in a large barrel. We would do our cucumbers the same way and that is all of our vegetables that we knew how to can.
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