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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
Date: November 17, 1937
Name:  Mr. Perry High
Post Office:  Maysville, Oklahoma
Residence Address:
Date of Birth:  March 19, 1874
Place of Birth:  Texas
Father:  T. J. High,
Information on Father:  born in Texas
Mother:  Mary Pachall
Information on Mother:  born in Texas
Field Worker:  Maurice R. Anderson
Interview #9295

I was born in 1874 in Texas.  I came from Texas to the Indian Territory in 1905 and went into the drug business at a little place called Hewitt in the Chickasaw Nation; now known as Wilson.

I stayed there one year and moved to Maysville hauling my things by wagon; there were very few roads then.  We just had to make our own roads.  I went into a partnership with Mr. Cook who at that time owned a drug store at Maysville.  There was lots of sickness in this part of the country at that time and there were five doctors in the little town of Maysville.

I remained in the drug business until 1907 and at that time I went into the hardware business.  I was interested in church work and this caused me to sell out my part of the drug business.

In 1908 I was ordained a Missionary Baptist preacher and have been engaged in church work since.

I live in Maysville where I have lived since 1904.

Transcribed and submitted by Brenda Choate < bcchoate@yahoo.com > November 2000.