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The Beginning of Tulsa
(c) Karolyn Kay Garland (1997)
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Brief Histories of the Earliest Tulsans (con't)
Reuben Partridge, a member of the Creek tribe of Indians, was one of the younger fellows who has been in Tulsa since four or five years after the location of the town. He is entitled to be mentioned in this history because he is the oldest of a number of young fellows who came to Tulsa between 1882 and 1900, the period this story is intended to cover. The story mentions only those who were 21 or older at that time. Partridge clerked in the Hall store several years and also acted as interpreter. For many years he has been in the real estate business, also acting as interpreter for other real estate men and for oil men. He is now living with his family near the University of Tulsa.
HonorableLegus C. Perryman was a prominent and influential statesman in the Creek nation. He lived on a farm near the river south of Tulsa until 1887 when he built a small house near the corner of Eighth and Main streets in Tulsa and moved into the village.
During the Civil war the Creeks were divided in their loyalty. Legus Perryman's fidelity was toward the Union and he served as a sergeant major. After the war he was a judge of the Coweta district Court (Indian) for six years and a member of the House of Warriors in the Creek legislature for many years. He was elected chief of the Creek Nation in 1887 and thereafter was known as "Governor"
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