Oklahoma Pioneer Mittie Stephens Cobb enjoyed family, home and garden. Mittie's 1941 Journal shares weathered pioneer experiences and every day life in Arapaho, Oklahoma. Mittie and Rufus "Dad" lived west of Arapaho with daughter Mary and son Frank and owned the Cobb Store in Arapaho. Cecil and Lena Cobb, Fannie and Richard Bland lived nearby. George, Jack, Loys Cooper, Randall and Mildred Shankland moved out of state and stayed in touch by letters. Mittie turned 73 years in 1941 outliving three of her children, Rexie, Rollie and Harvey.

It was serendipity

to have Mittie's Journal to read and share in 2008. The calendar days of 1941 are the same as 2008. Richard received the Journal from his mother, Fannie, and gave the Journal to his cousin Betty in spring 2008. This great-granddaughter first had it in hand in July 2008. For a few weeks it was transcribed to email for family. Mittie's Journal blog began October 12, the anniversary of the day Mittie and Rufus landed at Gip, Oklahoma 1892 in open prairie. Check out that Journal entry. It is a blessing to share this Journal with others. To stay in the matching year the remaining Journal days appear in the Journal Archive as they are posted. Thanks for stopping by.

R. R. Cobb, My Husband

I met my husband R. R. Cobb at a Big Camp Meeting at St. Joe Texas while my father's family was living at Jim Town Indian Territory near Red River. We were introduced and were going together for weeks during this Camp Meeting. He then took me home across the Big River. It then took almost a day in buggy, now the trip can be made in a few hours in Auto. We decided to marry so we could live on the same side of the River. Our marriage January 30, 1887 took place at Jim Town, a small trading post in Indian Territory near the Red River. The Marriage Certificate was issued at Gainesville, Texas while the Old River rolls between the two states the Certificate, the Words, and Prayers of Minister Creed F. Roberts have stayed good for holding the young couple, he age 21 and she 18 yrs, for 54 years strong, together.

Rufus and Mittie Cobb, 1929

Journal, to be continued.


Territory Mom said...

I love this!!! Is there a picture of Jimtown?

Mittie's Journal said...

Not that I know of. Would love to see Jimtown. Found online pic of Jimtown Cemetery at http://www.interment.net/data/us/ok/love/jimtown/index.htm

January 1941

January 1941
Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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