Family Research Compendium
Clovers in Oklahoma
On this page:
Death Records, Obituaires, Cemeteries.
Elliot Clover was the son of John
Metler Clover. Elliott's wife and children moved to Grant County,
Oklahoma. For an article on this group see John
Many of the Clovers in Oklahoma came
from Arkansas and Kansas. Check Family Tree page for Eli Clover
and other Arkansas Clovers
Thanks to Rhonda Clover for sending me this.
Oklahoma has had
individual land ownership for a little over a century. It began in 1902
in the Indian Territory with the allotment of lands by the Dawes
Commission. Prior to that time, land in the Indian Territory was
communal property, and belonged to the respective Indian nation
in which an individual lived. In Oklahoma Territory, with
the exception of Indian allotments by the Jerome Commission
in the late 1880s, ownership began in 1889, and spread
with each of the land openings. The last land opening in
Oklahoma Territory, with the minor exception of the salt plains
in Alfalfa County, was in 1906. Land ownership in the
Panhandle was possible after the first official survey was done
for the area in the 1890s.
Oklahoma statehood occurred November 16, 1907,
by joining Oklahoma Territory and the Indian Territory. The
newest county in Oklahoma was formed in 1912.
In 1890, Oklahoma Territory
consisted of Logan, Oklahoma, Cleveland, Canadian, Kingfisher, Payne
and Beaver Counties. At that time, Beaver County consisted of the
entire Oklahoma Panhandle.
States Native American Research
Plese note that there were a lot of
Clover Native Americans in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Dawes List
Index and other Native American items are on this page.
County, Oklahoma - 1902-1932 Marriage licenses
8 Sep 1943
Chickasaw Nation Marriages Ardmore
by Mary Kinard 1992
G.E. Clover 28 Belle Brisco March 10,
1897 book B roll 585
Court - Second Judicial Division-Marriages
Nettie , 15 , Tupelo , C.N., I.T., to Coleman, R.C. , 21 , Tupelo , 01
Nation, Indian Territory US Court Second Judicial Division
E.I. , 22 , Tupelo , C.N., I.T., to Blanchard, Sallie B. , 20 , Tupelo
, 02 Dec 1906
Coal County, Oklahoma Marriage Index
County, OK ??
Tula Donna CLOVER born Abt 1908
in Grant Co. OK died Pueblo Colorado
married Glen Allen BIBY 5
Glen born ca. 1904 in Sand Creek,
Grant County, Oklahoma
Page 120 Applicant: Charley Romin
Groom: Jim A. Flannigan 18 W C.N. Garvin
Bride: Mrs. Della Clover 26 W C.N. Garvin
Recorded No Date T.J. Barnes, Co. Judge, County Court
Index Tulsa County, OK 1907-1930
Transcribed by Priscilla Arnold
Note that according to this site, the
marriage index for Tulsa County, Oklahoma after 1907 has been
closed. This is happening all over the country. This is one
reason I am trying desperately to collect and publish all the index
entries available. I was told by a correspondent that these dates
are the dates of the applications, not the actual marriage dates.
Crawford, Miriam Dec
18 1922 029 142
Feb 14 1928 043 543
Howard, Margaret Dec 03 1914 008
Clover, Jack M.
Lawson, Mayme Apr 17
1925 035 417
Below is a list of Clover
Marriages Dorothy Pebworth Sharp sent me. These records were recorded
in family Bibles and she extracted each of them personally. All
of these are Oklahoma Clover's.
Mable Kelley ~ 1921
Jane Craft ~ 1918
Grace Rixse ~ 1916
M. T. Caughman ~ 1931
Wilhelmina Rose Clover
George Shry ~ 1942
Mrs Rebeckah May Clover Ed L. Tolle
P. W. Diekeus ~ 1930
Andy Kowal ~ 1912
Leona Rodan ~ 1943
Clifton W. Black ~ 1948
Marie Black ~ 1943
OKLAHOMA WAR MEMORIAL-WORLD WAR I1
Barth, Germany.page 464
EARL CLOVER, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Nash,
Grant County. Mrs. Rosalie E.
Nash. Born August 10, 1910. Enlisted March 9, 1944. Decorations:
Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended
public schools, Grant'County. Died January 28, 1945, in action in Luxembourg.
CLOVER, Philip E., Sgt.,
38691546 a) Grant County,
Oklahoma b) Spring 1944. c) 1/28/45, Luxembourg. d)
10th Regt., 5th Inf. Div. e) The Fifth Division, deeply
enmeshed in the Battle of the Bulge, made a surprise crossing of the
Sauer River near Diekirch, Luxembourg on January 18, 1945, and by the
end of the Battle of the Bulge [January 25] the Division had
driven north to the Our River. Sgt. Clover had survived the
Bulge, but died within the week as the 5th continued its drive east
into Germany. g) Brad Clover, son, 106 Carlisle, Enid, OK 73703.
h) Son Brad Clover wrote: “My mother, my brother, and I came to
Tyler to be near my dad, and my mother did washing and ironing for some
of the men in my dad’s barracks. I would like to hear from anyone
who served with my dad at Fannin or in Europe under
Patton.” Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge.
Camp Fannin, Texas
Infantry Replacement Training Center
U.S. Army, 1943-46
ROLL OF HONOR (A through H) of
Fannin Veterans who died in
uniform during World War II.
All gave some, but some gave all.
(Courtesy of Mrs. Wilmer Carol Jumper
Mercer, daughter of Isaac Wilmer
World War I World War I
Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Oklahoma
The World War I Draft Registration Cards were from 1917 and 1918.
The original cards are at the Regional Archives of the National
Archives system which is at Atlanta, Georgia. All males were
supposed to register, but only if they were not in the military.
However, in actual fact, these records are NOT complete.
Additional information including the signature of the individual
may be found on some cards.
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment
Frank L Clover
Oklahoma 9 Nov
1943 District of Columbia Virginia
Gilbert A Clover
Oklahoma 16 Jan
1946 California California
Henry H Clover JR
6 Feb 1946 Oklahoma
Homer L Clover
Oklahoma 14 Sep
1942 Oklahoma Oklahoma
John R Clover JR
5 Nov 1942 Oklahoma
Louis A Clover
24 Jun 1942 U.S. At Large
Philip C Clover
Oklahoma 24 Sep
1945 Oklahoma Oklahoma
Sam S Clover
Oklahoma 28 Jul
1943 California California
Thomas L Clover
Oklahoma 26 Jan 1940 Oklahoma
William H Clover
Oklahoma 22 Dec 1945 Arizona
||Date of Birth
||Place of Birth
||Place of Registration
Henry Hamilton Clover
| 30 Jul 1892
|| Caucasian (White)
|| Bryan, OK
| 1 Dec 1893
|| Bryan, OK
| 21 Jun 1886
|| Caucasian (White)
| 18 Nov 1873
Edward Taylor Clover
| 9 Jun 1887
|| Caucasian (White)
|| Muskogee, Muskogee, OK
Lester Grover Clover
| 26 Jan 1891
|| Kansas;United States of America
|| Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OK
Herbert Earl Clover
| 6 Dec 1888
|| Caucasian (White)
|| Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
John Moore Clover
| 11 Oct 1874
||Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
Simeon Cooper Clover
| 19 Sep 1876
||Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
THE CHEROKEE ADVOCATE
Second Series, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 26, 1870--Vol. 5, No. 36, January
Third Series, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1, 1876-March 19, 1879
Index by James W. Parins and Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr.
Formatting and editing by Thomas Murray
The Cherokee Advocate was
published by the Cherokee Nation from 1844 until 1906. When publication
began at Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, on September 26, 1844, the
Advocate, like its predecessor the Cherokee Phoenix, was the only
tribally owned and published newspaper in the country. Authorized by an
act of the Cherokee national council on October 25, 1843, it proposed
to publish in both English and Cherokee useful information for its
Cherokee readers and accurate information regarding the Cherokees for
its readers in the United States. The Cherokee Advocate served the
Cherokee people until the Cherokee Nation was dissolved in 1906.
The first series was published
from 1844 until September 28, 1853, when the newspaper was suspended
for lack of funds. During that period it was edited by William P. Ross
(1844-1846), Daniel H. Ross (1846-1847), William P. Ross (1847-1848),
Daniel H. Ross (1848), James Shepherd Vann (1848-1849, 1851-1852,
1853), David Carter (1849-1851), and William P. Boudinot (1852-1853).
These editors informed the people of their government's actions and
policies--new laws, memorials and protests presented to Congress,
proceedings of the national council, messages of the principal chief,
lists of stray property, and administration papers for estates. They
also reported news from the Cherokee Nation, the rest of Indian
Territory, and the United States.
The newspaper was not revived in
a second series until April 26, 1870, and ran until February 1875, when
the printing office of the Advocate burned, destroying all of the type
and equipment. During this period it was edited by William P. Boudinot
(1870-1873) and John Lynch Adair (1873-1875).
The newspaper was revived in a
third series on March 1, 1876, and continued publication until 1906. It
was edited from 1876 to 1879 by William P. Boudinot (1876-1877) and
George W. Johnson (1877-1879). These editors produced 154 issues of
which only eight are not represented in this index.
The Cherokee Advocate Index
CLOVER, Ja 1/ 04/1871, page 2: column 4 Okl.
Garfield County, Oklahoma
Persons Making the Cherokee Strip Land Run That Registered at the Enid
There is interesting information about the land run on this site.
Spencer E. Clover of Caldwell, Kansas
These are from Timmons
CLOVER, Eugia B. b: 1894 in Goodwater, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
CLOVER, Frances Ann b: 1832 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Hendrick W. b: 1832 in South Fork Twp, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Isham b: 1835 in South Fork Twp, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Josephine b: 1 JAN 1869 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas d: 17
OCT 1945 in Peggs, Cherokee County, Oklahoma
CLOVER, Josiah b: 1841 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas d: 30 JAN 1862
in Columbus, Kentucky (Confederate Army)
CLOVER, Josiah Manley b: 1860 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Josie W. b: FEB 1880 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas d: BEF
CLOVER, Leander Louis b: 4 APR 1902 in Curtis, Clark county, Arkansas
d: MAY 1975 in Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Lewis b: 1837 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Margaret Beatrice b: ABT 1858 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Martha P. b: ABT 1855 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Mary Arlena b: SEP 1853 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas d: 6
FEB 1930 in Rose, Mayes County, Oklahoma
CLOVER, Nancy b: 1837 in South Fork Twp, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Nancy b: ABT 1870 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Nettie Lee b: 1889 in Curtis, Clark county, Arkansas
CLOVER, Nettie Lee---------------- b: 1879 in Curtis, Clark County,
CLOVER, Priscilla b: 1842 in South Fork Twp, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Robert Arthur b: 1881 in Curtis, Clark county, Arkansas
CLOVER, Robert L. b: 1856 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Stephen Logan b: 1825 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas d: BEF
1880 in Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, Thomas L. b: 1886 in Goodwater, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
CLOVER, William H. b: 1872 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, William H. Jr. b: 1826 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, William H., Sr. b: 1800 in Illinois d: 20 JUL 1850 in Caddo,
Clark County, Arkansas
CLOVER, William Marshall b: 1849 in Caddo, Clark County, Arkansas
Kiowa County, Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) Democrat - August
Snyder, Kiowa County, Oklahoma
Volume 11 Number 44 Thursday,
August 24, 1916
ADVERTISEMENT: JOHN CLOVER The
Sanitary Plumber & Concrete Contractor. Snyder, Oklahoma.
to MCINTOSH COUNTY MEMORIES People - Places - Events C.W. "Dub" West,
(look-ups available contact Judy
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma History, (Claremore, Oklahoma: Country Lane
Press, 1987), 44.
Compiled and edited by the
Pottawatomie County History Book Committee
44: William E. Clover
Towns of Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma & Their Early Inhabitants!
Remus, Location: SE 1/4 Sec 23, T8N, R4E.
4 miles west and one mile north
of Maud. It existed from 3 July 1893, to 15 February 1906.
living in the area of Remus included: Rev. Thomas H. Day, Dr. Samuel
David dodson, Dr. M. A. Warhurst, L. P. Childeers, Elizabeth Boatman,
F. M. Lamb, Benjamin W. James, William E. Clover, George E. Truscott, J. C. Tiffin, J. W.
Tiffin, William C. Andrews.
Cherokee Strip Land Opening 1893
Payne County Oklahoma OKGenweb.
CLOVER SPENCER E. CALDWELL KS
A Complete Directory of the Rural Homesteaders of Oklahoma Territory
1890 Oklahoma Territory Directory giving The Quarter Section, Township, and Range.
Both were East of the Indian Meridian. These are from Logan
County, Oklahoma. Smith's 1890 City Directory.
Clover, John P., n e 12-17-1-e
Clover, Jos A, s e 24-19-2-e
Davis Families [I don't know what these are. The info was
sent to me a year ago. The site is no longer active. Presumably,
these Clovers were relatives of a Davis.]
Zachariah Davis + Jonathan Davis
Clover, Mary 39
Clover, Matilda 39
Memorial Grant County, Oklahoma
The Homesteaders Memorial is located
in Medford, OK in front of the Grant County Courthouse.
Contribued by Tracy Hime
Truth about gold bars still a good
By Phil Brown, Commentary (Brown is a
former managing editor of the Enid Morning News)
Brad Clover, of Enid, has some evidence a major operation was under way
in the late 1930s or maybe early ’40s to locate 14 gold bars said
to have been buried in the vicinity of the dam at the Great Salt Plains
Lake 158 years ago by five men engaged in what must have been a running
fight with a band of hostile Cheyenne-Arapaho Indians.
Some versions of the story, which I related in an earlier column, tell
about efforts to locate the bars in later years. Apparently they were
never found. Clover has a photo of the search operations that were
under way. The photo is small and was taken from a distance, and is
dark. It appears to have been taken with a box camera. Clover got it
from his mother.
Close examination of the picture does show what appears to be a major
drilling project with a small rig. There also appears to be a drilling
pit around the rig. One version of the story says Carl Sheldon, one of
the survivors of the Indian raid, returned in 1901 to retrieve the
treasure, but didn’t find it. Associates of his continued the
search into the 1940s.
Clover’s photo is apparently of the people who were still looking
in the 1930s, but who did not find it either. At least we guess they
didn’t find it. There is no evidence they did. If they had found
the gold it would have been difficult to keep it a secret. Trying to
dispose of 14 gold bars would have attracted a lot of attention. They
had to abandon the hunt because of construction on the dam that created
Great Salt Plains Lake.
But it’s apparent in the small photo this was not just a couple
of guys with a treasure map and an auger poking holes in the ground at
random. It was a sophisticated drilling outfit, and they must have
believed the gold — wrapped in a buffalo hide — was down
I’ve never heard positively where the gold came from in the first
place. I speculated because of the date — 1850 — the five
guys got lucky in the 1849 California gold rush and were returning home
to Missouri with their earnings when they bumped into the Indians, but
that is just a guess. Somebody
believed the gold was really down there in the shifting sands of Great
Salt Plains, because they were still poking around trying to find it 90
years after the Indian attack.
There is more than one mystery here. Why did Sheldon wait 50 years to
come looking for it? Did the other guy who escaped with him come back
alone and retrieve the gold — or most of it? And, where did the
gold really come from? Was it stolen?
There must surely be some kind of modern technology — maybe some
kind of fancy radar that can look down through the water, the fish and
the mud and see if there are 14 gold bars down there somewhere near the
dam. Anything as dense as gold should be easily detected by radar,
Of course I don’t know what the 14 gold bars weighed, so I
can’t really say what they would be worth at today’s
inflated prices. If we (you and me) want to assume the 14 bars weighed
about 400 pounds, that would be 6,400 ounces, and on the futures market
gold is being quoted at about $881 an ounce — that means the gold
bars might be worth about $5.6 million.
By today’s standards that is not a huge fortune, but there is
just something about buried treasure and Indians, and of course
everyone loves a good mystery.
following is supposed to refer to John Hiram Clover, born 28 June 1853,
died 30 October 1822, Dewey, Oklahoma. He
was born Monroe County, Illinois, the son of James Monroe Clover.
Mrs.W.L. Bain's collumn in
Bartlesville, Okla newpaper
PERMELIA added this on 5 Sep
2008 from Ancestry.com
Oct. 28, 1922 Mrs. W.L.Bain Collum in
Bartlesville, Okla, news paper.
John Clover, J. Rash and John Enlish
were injured on Thursday night when a team driven by Mr. Rash ran
away. The wagon was loaded with lumber and the tree men were sitting on
the lumber. Some part of the harness broke and startled the horses
which bolted and threw the men into the street on 12th and
Wyandotte, Dewey. Dr. Van Sant was called and took the men to his
office for treatment. The team was caught further down the street
after they had upset a buggy containing a women and a child, who
were not injured and refused to give their names.
Mrs. W.L.Bain's collum in Bartlesville news paper, Oct 30, 1922
T.R. rash, John Clover, and J English were
injured Thursday evening in a runaway accident. Mr Rash was
driving the team of horses which became uncontrollable and ran, turning
over the wagon, when a chain broke and the tongue dropped to the
ground. the men were thrown to the payment. Before the horses could
stopped they ran into buggy driven by a woman accompained by two
childern, but they did them no harm. Mr Clover is in serious
condition. The other men were injured slightly.
1903 Moore's City Directory.
Schools INDIAN UNIVERSITY(Baptist)
P.O. Bacone, Ind. Ter. Oklahoma
Charles Whethers Clover
1937 Polk's Oklahoma City (Oklahoma County, Okla) Directory
Polk's Enid (Garfield County, Okla) City Directory 1938-39
John Clover R4
Polk's Ardmore (Carter County, Okla) City Directory
1938 page 60
Annie Clover widow (Thomas Clover) machine operator h155cSE
Polk's Ardmore (Carter County, Okla) City Directory
1946-1947 page 54
C.W. Clover (Annie) Okl Natural Gas 305 - 2nd Street
Enid, Oklahoma 1913 City Directory page 68
John R Clover (Anna) Oklahoma Laundry
Tulsa, Oklahoma 1929 City Directory
Boyd D. Clover (Louisa J.) Ironworker,
722 Cheyenne Ave.
Claid C. Clover (Miriam) Clerk
Westcott Creis Co. 1627 S. Utica Ave.
Jack M. Clover (Mayme M.) Clerk H. F.
Oil and Gas Company, 1523 E. 20th
Marvin R. Clover oil, 1629 E. 19th
Simeon E. Clover (Amy B.) Oil producer
W. Arthur Clover (Emma) Watchman 2548
Polk's Ponca City (Kay County, Okla) Directory 1936 page 80
Earl F. Clover student 500 Washington
Herbert E. Clover ( Grace ) 500 Washington
Marg. Clover student 500 Washington
Native American Records
Most of the Clovers with Native American blood lived
in Arkansas and later Oklahoma. However, they were out of the
Mississippi Choctaw group. Since the records cover several states, I
have put them all on the Native American page on the following page.
States Wide Databases
US Government Land Patents
CLOVER, LOTT OK Grant 7/1/1908 Guthrie
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