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MILLER APPLICATION # 5132

Mary Hooper nee Youngwolfe

Adair Co., Christie, Oklahoma

Admitted. Daughter of # 5025, Dave Youngwolfe.

Applicant father is enrolled by Drennen from Goingsnake District # 688.

Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Washington, D. C.

Sir:

I hereby make application for such share as me be due me of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined.

1. State Full Name:

English Name- Mary Hooper

Indian Name- Ah-yoh-noo-la

2. Residence- 8 miles West of Westville, Indian Territory

3.. Town and Post Office- Christie

4.. County- Cherokee Nation

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- born in Cherokee Nation, 28 years *(Could read 25 years)

7.. By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately: My mother-Marcy Mah-see Steve

My grandfather- Steve or Ste-wee

My aunt- Sarah or Se-le

Nancy or Nuh-chi

Che-ge-you-e

Oo-ska-yah

Betsy or Qua-de-se

8.. Are you married? YES

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- John Hooper, age 29 years *(MA # 2863)

10.. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage- Father- English name- Dave Wolfe *(Dave Youngwolfe, aka)

Indian name- Di-we Wah-yah

Mother- English name- Marsey

Indian name- Moh-see

Maiden name- Marsey Steve

11.. Where were they born? Both parents born in Cherokee Nation

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time Both parents residing in Goingsnake District, Cherokee Nation

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father, living and mother died 'unknown'

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Father Dave on roll of 1851 and 1852

Mother Marsey on roll of 1851 and 1852

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death- Sallie Wolfe b. d. 1894

Mary Hooper b. 1881 d. living

16.. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible- Father's side:

Youngwolfe (Wah-yah-ne-de)

Mother's side:

Steve (Ste-we)

17.. Where were they born?

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?

19.. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths 1.. English name- Dave Wolfe Indian name- Di-we

Residence- Cherokee Nation

2.. English name- Marsey Wolfe Indian name- Mah-see

Residence- Cherokee Nation

3.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Drawn strip payment 1894.

21. To expedite identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their

paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835.

REMARKS

(Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claim).

Note: Answers should be brief but explicit: the words 'yes' , 'no', and 'unknown' may be used in cases where applicable. Read the questions carefully.

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Witness to Mark: Stephen Bell and Harriet James

Signed: Mary 'X' Hooper

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th day of December 1906.

Signed: W. M. Jefferson, Notary Public

AFFIDAVIT

(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant.)

Personally appeared before me Ned Hitcher and Charley Snip, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Mary Hooper , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 10 years and 15 years, respectively, and know her to be the identical person she represents herself to be, and that the statements made by her are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in her claim.

Witnesses Signatures: Ned Hitcher and Charlie L. Snipp

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 8th day of December 1906.

Signed: W. M. Jefferson, Notary public

Supplemental Application for Minor Children

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims,

601 Ouray Building, Washington, D. C.

Sirs,

I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, if favor of the Eastern Cherokee, and I ask that this be made part of my original application

No. 5132.

1.. State you full name: Mary Hooper

2.. Residence and post office: Baron

3.. County: Cherokee Nation

4.. State: Indian Territory

5.. Date and place of birth: November 19, 1880 Goingsnake District, Cherokee Nation

6.. Are you married? YES

7.. Name and age of wife or husband: John Hooper, age 29 years

8.. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? CHEROKEE

9.. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:

1. Ellis Hooper 2 years b. April 27, 1905

10.. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians. Cherokee Allotment

REMARKS

(Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in proving his claim.)

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Witness to mark: Killie England and Jack Crittenden

Signed: Mary 'X' Hooper

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31st day of May 1907.

Signed: Frank Howard, Notary Public

AFFIDAVIT

(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant)

Personally appeared before me Jack Crittenden and Killie England who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Mary Hooper , who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known her for 20 years and 15 years, respectively, and know her to be the identical person she represents herself to be and that on May 28, 1906, She had the children living as above set forth, and that the statements made by her are true, and they have no interest whatever in her claim.

Signature of witnesses: Jack Crittenden and Killie England

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31st day of May, 1907.

Signed: Frank Howard, Notary Public

LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 5132

February 24, 1909

App. No. 5132-5025

Mary Hooper,

Baron, Oklahoma

Madam:

Relative to your application for participation in the Eastern Cherokee Fund, you are requested to inform this office as in the name and number under which you and your child were enrolled by the Dawes Commission. Is your child still living? If not, give the day, month, and year of death. Please be prompt and refer to WHA-5132-5025.

Very Respectfully,

Special Commissioner

Drennen Roll Group # 688-Goingsnake District

Young Wolf

Ah-yer-noo-lah

Te-na-ta-squa-kee

David

*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

 


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