Will Rogers Family Photo

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A visit to Claremore by Will Rogers was an occasion for a mass reunion in the 1920s. The group above gathered within little more than an hour when word got around that Will was having dinner at the home of his cousin, Mrs. A. V. Robinson. In this valuable picture, taken 1927, the photographer caught the famous humorist and many of his relatives and friends who were among the pioneer families of the community. The people in the photograph, from left to right (that is known): 1. Walker Milam 2. Buck Sunday (W.E.) 3. D.J. "Jack" Mathews 4. "Slim" Ward … continued below

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Rogers County Historical Society

The Rogers County Historical Society is a non-profit organization of community volunteers dedicated to preserving the heritage and landmarks of Rogers County, Oklahoma, in the cities of Claremore, Verdigris, Oologah, Foyil, Inola, and Chelsea. These places are unique to the history of Indian Territory, Oklahoma statehood, and our modern history. The RCHS has been instrumental in past restoration efforts of the Old Will Rogers Library, now the Claremore Museum of History where the Lynn Riggs Memorial is housed, and the Will Rogers Hotel on Historic Route 66. Both iconic buildings are located in Claremore. We currently curate Totem Pole Park in Foyil/Chelsea and the beautiful Belvidere Mansion in Claremore. We invite you to join us and become part of our story.

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A visit to Claremore by Will Rogers was an occasion for a mass reunion in the 1920s. The group above gathered within little more than an hour when word got around that Will was having dinner at the home of his cousin, Mrs. A. V. Robinson. In this valuable picture, taken 1927, the photographer caught the famous humorist and many of his relatives and friends who were among the pioneer families of the community. The people in the photograph, from left to right (that is known): 1. Walker Milam 2. Buck Sunday (W.E.) 3. D.J. "Jack" Mathews 4. "Slim" Ward 5. Ralph L. Lay 6. Jim Halford 7. Unknown 8. Unknown 9. Nannie Parsley (Cora Parsley's mother) 10. Mrs. Fugh Flippin (Lanie) 11. Unknown 12. Andy Musgrove 13. Mrs. Andy Musgrove 14. Maxine Schrimsher 15. Lolita Schrimsher 16. Unknown 17. Denny Lane 18. Ada McClellan 19. Lelia Eaton 20. Lola Lipe 21. Nora Lane 22. Unknown 23. Dana Lane 24. W.P. (Percy) Johnson 25. Ethel McClellan (John's mother) 26. Betty (Mrs.W.P.) Johnson 27. Earle Fry 28. Unknown 29. Dave Faulkner 30. Unknown 31. Mrs. Paul (Bea) Fry 32. Joe Cullis Bryan 33. W. H. (Stick) Fry 34. Mary Fry 35. Marion Starr 36. Mattie Foster 37. Pink Comer 38. Hubert Robinson 39. Bess Schrimsher Lewis 40. Rachel Bryan 41. Gazelle Lane 42. Will Rogers 43. Maude Lane 44. Cora Musgrove Moore 45. Dr. J. C. Bushyhead 46. Betty Rogers 47. Jen Faulkner 48. Emma Faulkner 49. Anna Settle (Ann Grimm later Settle) 50. Arthur Settle "Charlie"? 51. Ouita Johnson 52. Ethel Lane or Maurine O'Bannon? 53. Martie Helms? Lucile Walkley? 54. Barry Hill 55. Dane Hutchins 56. Bird Starr 57. Sue Wallace 58. Unknown 59. Pearl Edith Tanner 60. Lela Tanner 61. Robert Tanner 62. Mrs. W. E. Sunday 63. Mary McClellan Tanner 64. Bill Taylor 65. Tom McSpadden 66. Mrs. A.V. Robinson 67. Tate Faulkner 68. "Dyke" Robinson, Jr. 69. Bob Lane 70. Bill Lane 71.- 72. Bill "Hopper" McClellan 73. Juliette Parsley 74. Mary Louise Tanner 75. Katie Faulkner 76. Unknown 77. Marjorie McClellan 78. Harriet Johnson 79. Betty Lou McClellan 80. Robert Tanner 81. Juliatte Melvina Robinson (sister to Dyke) 82. Mrs. Sallie Rogers McSpadden 83. Mrs. Ada Forman 84. Mrs. Juliette Schrimsher 85. Ahniwake Faulkner 86. Mrs. Rachel McClellan 87. Mrs. Nettie Hutchins "Queenie" 88. Bill McClellan 89. Will (Willard) Hutchins.

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Will Rogers Family Photo, photograph, Date Unknown; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc2085739/: accessed May 26, 2024), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Rogers County Historical Society.

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