The Afton American, Thursday, Nov. 6, 1947, page 1, column 4:
ED FREEMAN, 72, DIES; SERVICES HELD TUESDAY
Pioneer Afton Man Had Been Sheriff and a Federal Officer
Ed Freeman, 72-year-old pioneer Ottawa county
citizen, farmer and peace officer, died in the Miami hospital at 9:45
Sunday night, November 2, after an illness of long duration. He
had made his home in Afton for a number of years.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 Tuesday
afternoon, November 4, from the First Christian church, the Rev. Max
Pendley, Baptist pastor, officiating. Burial, in the Mount Hope
cemetery here, was directed by Cooper Funeral home of Miami.
Pallbearers were: C.E. Dawson, J.Y. Victor, J.M. Fuser, George
Marsh, Sam Laswell, and Lester Brown.
Mr. Freeman was born February 6, 1875, near
Bolivar, Mo. On Feb. 20, 1898, he married Miss Emma Hufft, and
they were the parents of a son and two daughters, all of whom
survive: Hugh Freeman, Holdenville; Mrs. Alberta Bohannon, Afton,
and Mrs. Homer C. Ice, Springfield, Mo. In addition, there are 14
grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, three brothers, R.E. Freeman,
Tulsa; Fred Freeman, Long Beach, Calif.; and Jay Freeman, Moro, Ore.; a
sister, Mrs. Minnie Yoho, Iola, Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman came to Oklahoma in 1898,
and had lived in this vicinity since that time.
Engaged in farming at first, Mr. Freeman
became associated with the late Samuel Grant Victor in 1903, and later
served two terms as deputy United States marshal under Mr.
Victor. Entering the political campaign of 1916, Mr. Freeman was
successful in his race for sheriff of Ottawa county, and he served in
that office during 1917 and 1918. Afterward he spent 8 years as
special officer for the Frisco railway. From 1930 to 1932 he was
an Ottawa county deputy sheriff, during the term of the late George