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The Beginning of Tulsa
(c) Karolyn Kay Garland (1997)
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First Chinaman (con't)
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.
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."
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.
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