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From: Major Genealogical Society <>
Subject: Re: [OKMAJOR] Ames, Major Co., OK, newspapers
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 18:38:52 -0800 (PST)
Jim & Marla,
The Fairview City Library has a few Ames newspapers on
microfilm - I'm not sure how many papers or the dates.
The Oklahoma Historical Society has an excellent
collection of state papers and I'm sure they would
have Ames. According to Fred Dittmars (I'm sorry if
the spelling is incorrect) of the Oklahoma
Genealogical Society, you can access them at:
Then click on Newspapers, then Index, then a list of
counties will come up and click on Major Co. You
should be able to see what newspapers are available
for Major Co.
--- "J. M. Freed" <> wrote:
> Pat and Marla,
> Marla, you asked about city directories in Ames,
> Oklahoma, 1900-1920,
> and Pat has answered that question and provided
> information. Two additional suggestions:
> 1. The 1906 Atlas of Woods County, Oklahoma
> Territory, includes the
> Ames area and shows land owners (of surrounding
> farms) of record at
> that time. It also shows a plat map of Ames, but no
> owners of
> individual lots.
> 2. An additional source for Ames "history" during
> that time was one
> newspaper, and perhaps there were two, I'm not sure.
> In any case, the
> name of one newspaper was the "Ames Enterprise",
> This newspaper
> contained news items, including the death of an
> infant sister (died
> January 20, 1905) of my dad, for whom we had very
> little prior
> Question, Pat, or other reader, do you know where
> any of these
> newspapers are available on microfilm? I did not
> record where I found
> this microfilm, but it may have been in the Oklahoma
> Society collection of newspapers in Oklahoma City.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pat Weaver" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2002 6:15 PM
> Subject: Re: [OKMAJOR] Ames, Major Co., OK, history?
> > Marla & Jim,
> > I don't know of any city directories for Ames - it
> > a small town. The best bet is probably the census
> > records. I do have Major Co. listings from the
> > Polk & Co.'s Oklahoma & Indian Territory Gazetteer
> > Business Directory for 1907-1908. If you e-mail
> > names you are looking for, I will check it for
> > Ames History - I believe they published a
> > History not too long ago. I'll have to do some
> > checking for you next week.
> > Pat Weaver, resident of Major Co, native of Ohio!
> > Major Co. Genealogical Society
> > --- wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > > I too would be very interested in the History of
> > > Ames that Jim mentions
> > > below. I wonder also, if there are city
> > > or other such
> > > information available for Ames residents of the
> > > early 1900's-1920?
> > > Grateful for any info!
> > > Marla Andrus
> > > Marla's Tree House
> > > http://www.angelfire.com/on/davisfamilytree
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