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 The Beginning of Tulsa
By J. M. Hall (1927)

(c) Karolyn Kay Garland (1997)

Nothing here is free for the taking. This book is reproduced here with the permission of the copyright holder - see copyright statement.

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death. Cox had been drinking. He was sent to the penitentiary for 15 years and returned to Tulsa after serving his term. He died a few years after his release.


Photo Judge Harry Campbell

        Judge Harry Campbell is now the oldest attorney in point of residence an Tulsa, He came here in 1895 as a young man. At that time there was no litigation that concerned large amounts, and fees were $5 and $10 per case. About 30 years ago the writer and another man had some business in Kansas City and it was necessary to have an attorney along to look over some lease papers that were being arranged with the Kansas City Coal Co. Harry was asked how much he would charge to execute the commission. "Pay my railroad fare and give me $10 and I'll do it," he replied. "I want to go to Kansas City anyway."
       In 1924 Judge and Mrs. Campbell, went with other members of the American Bar association to attend a joint meeting of the American, British and Canadian association in London, where they attended numerous functions attended by royalty, including a reception given by the king and queen at Buckingham Palace and a banquet given by the lord mayor of the city in Old Guild hall. Afterward the Tulsans toured France, Belgium, Holland, Scotland, Ireland and England.
       "If I should die I would trust Harry Campbell with my whole estate, feeling that he would wind it up to the best interest of my family,' another attorney told the writer recently.
       Judge Campbell married after coming to Tulsa and the family home is at 1135 Sunset drive. He and Mrs. Campbell have three sons, Fred, who is 28 and married, and living in Davenport, Iowa; Hewitt, 23, and Harry, Jr., who live in Tulsa.


Judge L M Poe

        Judge L. M. Poe came to Tulsa from Pawnee in 1895. He served one term as mayor and was elected district judge when Oklahoma was admitted to the union of states. After making a record on the bench he retired to private practice and has been very successful. He has also made a financial success, He has been chief council for the First National bank for some years, as well as a stockholder and a director. He was married when he came to Tulsa and he and his wife have reared a large family of children. The family home is at 1512 S. Madison Ave.
        Judge Poe's speeches were inspiring in the early days. His appeal to the businessmen to buy band instruments for the band boys to be sent to the St. Louis exposition was considered a masterpiece of that day.

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