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by Gene Brewington

In Memory of Eugene Brewington
Oct. 3, 1914 - July 9, 2001

Eugene H. Brewington, 86, passed away Monday, July 9, 2001. He was born October 31, 1914 in Moko, Arkansas to Marion J. and Mattie Jane (Golden) Brewington.On December 12, 1946 he married Willie Ector McCullar in Ada, OK.  He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army 1st Armor Division in Tunisia, Naples-Foggia, and Rome-Arno. He attended OCU as well as the University of Oklahoma. After 40 years of service, he retired from SW Bell Telephone Co. He enjoyed Oklahoma History, Genealogy, and compiled several books of family history as well as researched the formers of the Oklahoma Constitution. He also enjoyed building and making additions to homes. He attended Kelham Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, Q. R. Brewington; stepmother, Florence Brewington.
He is survived by his wife, Willie; sister, Beth; children, Cass Christian; Cherri; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at the Kelham Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Lightning Ridge Cemetery. Memorial
Contributions may be made to: Oklahoma Historical Society or Kelham Baptist Church Youth Group.

This is a listing of all of the Post Offices that were ever in operation in the area that is now included in Pontotoc County. Many of these were operated before the formation of the State of Oklahoma. At that time they were located in a different Pontotoc County, this county being a part of the Chickasaw Indian Nation.
The post-marks, or cancellation-marks during this period, was the name of the Post Office, Indian Territory. The common abbreviation for Indian Territory was "I.T." Thus, before statehood the post office, or mailing address, for Ada, was ADA, I.T. Most of them are no longer in existence. 
The exact location of some of the Post Offices is uncertain, as many of them were moved, some of them being moved two or three times. They operated out of whatever kind of building the postmaster could provide. Sometimes it was from his home, sometimes a business, which was usually a general store. Oft-times when there was a change in postmasters, there was a change in the location of the Post Office. 
The organization of Indian Territory was completed in 1866. The present Oklahoma, became a State in 1907. Thus, any Post Offices established before 1907, were in Indian Territory. Those established in 1907, or later, were in Oklahoma.