Ed Lockhart reported captured
-Sequoyah County Democrat, Jan 4,1924
From the files of Your Sequoyah County Times
25 Years Ago
(From the Jan. 7,1999, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —Put on hold for several months now, the Sequoyah County 911 system has yet to go on-line officially.
The county commissioners and members of the Sequoyah County 911 trust were both hopeful the system would be on-line by the first of the year. But with the first of the year now in the past, the commissioners are now saying they will make a decision concerning the system within the month.
For about four years now, Sequoyah County residents have been charged a 5 percent phone tariff to pay for the system.
50 Years Ago
(From the Jan. 3,1974, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —It’s a boy!
Sequoyah County’s first baby of the year was born at 9:53 a.m. Wednesday at Sequoyah Memorial Hospital.
The young lad, who weighed in at 9 pounds and 9 and one-quarter ounces was born to Dr. and Mrs. B.B. Robbins Jr. of Sallisaw.
—The Sallisaw Police Department has received their first radar unit and have put the apparatus to work, giving 10 to 15 citations Friday.
The unit is a “Speedgun” and looks very much like a large movie camera.
It has a range up to one mile in either direction and is hand held or can be mounted in an automobile.
The Speedgun weighs only three pounds and is multidirectional. The speed of a moving auto is registered on a digital viewer at the back of the gun.
The radar unit is accurate within one mile per hour and will register speeds up to 199 m.p.h. accurately
75 Years Ago
(From the Jan. 7,1949, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —It sounded like firecrackers!
But is turned out to be exploding .22 cartridges in the pocket of Haskell Hightower’s car which burned up with the family garage on New Year’s Eve.
Mrs. Oscar Borin who lives next door to the Hightowers said the family had been to the movie on New Year’s Eve, came home, put the family car in the garage, and went to bed It was the exploding gun shot that caused the Hightowers to discover the fire.
The local fire department said they received the call about 11 p.m., and battled flames for quite some time, unable to save the main structure of the building.
Mrs. Borin said her daughter and sonin- law suffered over an estimated $2,000 loss in the fire including the family car, a 1941 Chevrolet, the garage itself, a washing machine, wash tubs, two rollaway beds and many other items.
—Nora Caldonia Hadlow, baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hadlow, one mile northeast of Sallisaw, was the winner of the 1949 baby contest.
Baby Nora arrived at 12:30 a.m., New Year’s morning with only her mother and father present. Dr. D.W Shamblin said the baby had been born an hour before he arrived. The parents said the original doctor scheduled could not be reached and Shamblin was called.
100 years ago
(From the Jan. 4,1924, issue of the Sequoyah County Democrat) —Ed Lockhart, the last of the notorious Oklahoma outlaws is held in the jail at Shilder, Oklahoma, according to the chief of police of that city. This report could not be confirmed at the local sheriff’s office, as they stated the only news they had was that in the daily papers yesterday.
Lockhart who has been a fugitive from justice since his parole was revoked by the former state executive near Jay, in Delaware county, but escaped when the jail was held up by masked bandits. Since that time he has been at large. Lockhart was arrested in Sallisaw early last year by Night Patrolman Chuculate, while preparing to rob the First National Bank in Sallisaw, which was said to have received a shipment of $100,000 in currency.
Lockhart was a pal of the late Henry Starr, who was slain in a bank raid at Harrison, Arkansas, two years ago. He plead guilty of robbing the Farmers State Bank at Gore and was sentenced to twenty years in the penitentiary by Judge J.H. Jarman, now a member of the state supreme court commission. Lockhart had served only three months of his sentence when paroled by former Governor Walton.
—Charley Walker, Visiting in Muskogee Found Unconscious on Streets.
Charley Walker, who is supervising the construction of the Dwight Mission school, north of Sallisaw and who is well known in this city was attacked by an unidentified man early Tuesday morning in Muskogee. Young Walker was in Muskogee spending the holidays visiting his father, George H. Walker, mayor of that city.
A blow on the head felled Walker who was picked up unconscious by a passerby and the assailant fled without an attempt at robbery Walker was attacked in the business section of Muskogee.