The Founding of the Cherokee Strip
Cowpunchers’ Association


“With the opening of the Cherokee Strip to settlement, 1893, the last ties that bound us as comrades vanished, for the old time cowboys, who settled on claims, scattered to all parts of Oklahoma and adjoining states. The above condition existed until September 5 and 6, 1920, when a rodeo was held in Buffalo Pasture about two miles south of the 101 Ranch, by the Miller Brothers. Joe C. Miller, on this occasion, wrote a personal letter to all the Old Strip cowboys he could locate.” So was the beginning of the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers’ Association.

Additions and corrections were submitted by Al Stehno whose vast database includes nearly all C.S.C.P.A. members in all years. For more information about lists or individuals

Adams, Andy Brown, Samuel William, Jr. 'Chief' 38
Ahrnsbrak, Frank Henry Brown, William R. 39
Allen, Waverly R. J. Buckles, John Andrew 39
Andrews, M. A. Burgess, Robert C. 40
Anthis, Charles Henry Burnett, John Henry 40
Anthis, Madison Cameron, Jr. Butler, James C. 40
Apple, Pruner Buzzi, Charles Frank 41
Aul, George M. Byers, J. Charles 41
Auld, Charles Summerfield, Jr. Cable, Bennett Jefferson 43
Avery, George Newton 'Newt' Cable, Edwin Mortimer 43
Axtell, Frank Cable, Hiram W. 44
Bain, William E. Campbell, Walter William 44
Baltice, Walter Carlyle, John C. 44
Bancroft, George Franklin Carmon, John Rice 44
Banta, Abraham Lincoln Carter, Ernest R. 45
Barnard, Evan Grey 'Parson'            Carter, Joseph Harry, III 45
Barnes, Cyrus Everett Cary, John Boggs 46
Barr, Albert Sutliff 'Bert' Case, Albert B. 46
Barr, Robert Lincoln 'Link' Case, John P., Sr. 46
Barrera, Jose 'Mexican Joe' Casparis, Alexander C. 47
Bartles, Joseph A. Casparis, Jacob L 'Jake' 48
Beal, Robert Cavender, Frank 48
Beatty, William G. Chadwell, Matthew Wheeler 'Matt' 48
Beaty, James Preston Chambers, Joe 49
Beaty, William Alexander Chaney, Edward 49
Beighle, Samuel I. Chaney, William E. 50
Bender, Samuel Lincoln Chesnut, Granville Pearl 52
Bennett, Elmer S. Chestnut, Milt 52
Benson, Martin William Clark, Edward T. 52
Berry, George Madison Clark, Willis Elmer 53
Biffle, Robert 'Bob' Claypool, Boyd 54
Blair, John Alvin Claypool, Leslie 54
Blakley, Samuel Robert Claypool, Stonewall Jackson 54
Boggs, Arthur E. Cleveland, Frank E. 54
Boggs, Robert C. Cleveland, John L. 55
Bonard, Jasper Harry Clubb, Isaac McDonald 'Ike' 56
Botsford, Edward A.. Clubb, James Calvin 57
Boucher, Frank Abbott Clubb, Thomas A. 57
Bowden, Thomas L. 29 Cochran, John H. 58
Bowen, Reason Franklin 'Reece' 29 Coffman, John Guilford 59
Bowles, Lewis D. 30 Colby, Bert C. 60
Boxley, Oscar B. 'Jack' 30 Colcord, Charles Francis 61
Boyd, George Washington 30 Collins, Ray 64
Boyd, Joseph C. 32 Combs, Pleasant Middleton 64
Brewster, Benjamin Clark 32 Comer, Samuel 65
Brewster, Oscar E. 32 Constant, David C., Jr. 65
Bridges Charles E. 35 Conway, Cliff 66
Bridges, Joseph D. 'Jim' 35 Cook, Charles Albert 66
Brouchoud, Paul F. 36 Cook, James A. 66
Brown, Charles B. 36 Cooley, Douglas 67
Brown, Emerson L. 36 Cooper, Thomas Judge 'Tex' 68
Cornell, Walter B. 69 Falkenberg, John Edward 113
Cornett, Edward Gibson 70 Falkenberg, Peter Anthony 113
Cornett, Henry 71 Feagins, Jessie Calvin 114
Cornett, Robert Curtis 72 Feagins, Leonard Francis 115
Corzine, James A. 72 Fields, H. J. 115
Couch, John H. 73 Fields, John 115
Courtney, Emmett M. 74 Finner, Robert P. 116
Cowan, Wiley Hugh 74 Floyd, Calhoun H.'Coon' 117
Cox, Edward Orlando 75 Fogle, Henry M. 118
Cox, Fred E. 76 Fossett, Lewis D. 119
Cragin, Harry 76 Fossett, William D. 120
Crawford, Tobias Aldridge 'Tobe' 78 Fox, Cora Elizabeth 122
Creigh, Fred Withrow 78 Fox, William H. 'Billy' 123
Crenshaw, Lee 78 Frame, Burton Richard 'Bert' 127
Crisman, Frank Perley 'Pat' 79 Frame, Fred L. 128
Crist, John D. 80 Francis, John Henry 'Jack' 128
Crocker, George 80 Freemyer, James David 'Dave' 129
Cross, Joseph L. 81 Fulton, Henry Clay 130
Cunningham, Alfred Carroll 82 Fulton, Sterling Price 132
Curtis, James F. 82 Fulton, Walter Churchill 132
Darby, James Oliver 83 Furrow, Dr. William Edward 133
Darmer, John Robert 83 Garber, Milton Cline 134
Davenport, Charles Willis 83 Garrettson, E. A. 135
Davenport, James Sanford 84 Garrettson, George G. 135
Davis, Earl Garfield 84 Garris, James Caswell 'J. C.' 136
Davis, George Andrew 86 Garris, Thomas Edgar 136
Davis, James Berryman 86 Garrison, James W. 137
DeBruce, Arch 87 Gaskill, Lytle French 'Lige' 137
Defrees, George Ricely 87 Gault, Frank M. 139
Dillon, Vincent 'Vince' 88 Gilbert, James Samuel 'Sam' 140
Dilworth, Clarence W. 91 Gilbert, Thomas Thompson 141
Dimick, William F. 92 Godfrey, Irvin R. 142
Dizney, George M. 'Matt' 92 Goff, Allen G. 143
Donelson, David Green 93 Goodnight, Rolla Sylvester 145
Doran, Thomas M. 95 Goodson, Ola 148
Dossett, Henry Woodward 'Doc' 98 Grace, George M. 149
Dossett, John L. 99 Graham, Harve M. 149
Drake, J. Bright 101 Grammer, Henry F. 149
Duggan, Joseph H. 101 Grant, Ben 152
Duncan, Joseph L. 102 Graves, Arthur A. 152
Dunham, George A. 102 Graybeal, Henry Arthur 152
Eaton, Francis Boardman 'Pistol Pete' 103 Greene Henry E., 152
Eaton, John W. 106 Green, Richard H. 153
Edwards, George H. 108 Greenman, Frank Christian 153
Elser, George 108 Gregory, W. D. 154
Emrick, George J. 109 Griesinger, Andrew 154
Emrick, Harley Gilbert 110 Grigsba, James 155
English, Edward L. 111 Grounds, John W. 155
Estes, John Shipton 111 Gruber, William C. 155
Estus, James J. 111 Gunn, William S. 156
Farmer, Cornelius David 113 Hadwiger, Augustine Albert 'Gus' 157
Hahn, Royal H. 159 James, Charles E. 193
Haines, Birchard Orlando 160 Jarboe, Edward Alfred 194
Hale, Charles 160 Jarvis, William Jackson 194
Hall, Roger Livingston 160 Jay, John Fred 194
Halsell, Forrest T. 161 Johnson, Charles W. 195
Halsell, Harry Harrinden 163 Johnson, Edward Bryant 'E. B.' 195
Halsell, Oscar D. 165 Johnson, L. B. 196
Hames, George T. 168 Jones, Edward C. 197
Hames, Sam 168 Jones, I. Fred 197
Hamilton, Robert 169 Jones James Harvey 198
Hance, Anderson Grogan 170 Jones, John Paul 200
Hannah, George W., Sr. 172 Jordan, Maynard 'Mike' 200
Harbolt, George E. 172 Judkins, Lee 201
Hardgrave, William Riley 173 Justus, Edward Benjamin 201
Hardwick, Charles William 173 Keith, Frank 202
Harper, James Henry 174 Kelsey, Claude Raymond 202
Harris, John W. 174 Kelso, Magness F. 202
Harrison, G. Ollie 'Bub' 174 Kendall, James Allen 204
Hart, Aaron A. 175 Kennedy, Patrick 205
Hartman, William R, Kent, Robert, E. 205
Haughey, Aretus Elnathan 'Reed' 175 Keys, Hugh Selvin 205
Heirgood, William M. 176 Kimble, George Washington 206
Helton, Anderson 177 Kimsey, Ottis E. 206
Henderson, James H. 179 King, Albert Knight 207
Henderson, John 179 King, Thomas Jefferson 208
Hendley, John 180 Kinkaid, Charles A. 208
Henline, Clarence 180 Kinney, William F. 208
Hess, Robert Nelson 181 Kirtley, Oliver E. 209
Hiatt, John Morgan 181 Knipe, William Asbury 209
Hickman, John M. 182 Kyger, Thomas P. 210
Hicks, E. C. 182 Lacey, Frank 212
Hill, Dave 182 Laing, George Heyburn 212
Hills, Milton F. 183 Lane, Myron J. 212
Hilton, John Henry 184 Larkin, Richard Henry 'Dick' 213
Hines, Madison William 184 Laugharn, Charles H. 213
Hinton, Edward 184 Ledman, William 214
Holden, Clifton Willard 185 Lee, James Henry 'Bub' 214
Hollopeter, Thomas Arthur 185 Lee, Mosby Arnold 214
Hopkins, William A. 186 Lee, Wilson DeForrest 214
Horne, Frederick S. 187 Lemert, Charles Elbert 215
Horsley, Calvin 187 Lemond, Robert William 216
Horton, Jesse W. 188 Lenders, Emil William 216
Howard, Emmett D. 188 Leslie, William Augusta 'Gus' 219
Howard, William Floyd 188 Lessenger, Albert Madison 219
Howe, Delbert 189 Lessert, Charles Augustus 220
Huffman, John Yancy 189 Lewis, Charles L. 220
Hughes, Thomas Jefferson 190 Lillie, Gordon William 'Pawnee Bill' 220
Humphrey, William M. 191 Livingston, John H. 223
Hurt, Harry 191 Lonigan, Perry 224
Irons, John W. 192 Lott, Frank M. 226
Jack, Marion Oscar, Sr. 193 Love, Obediah Thomas 226
Lowry, William Lafayette 229 Minnis, Robert Edward 273
Lundy, George W. 229 Mix, Thomas Hezekiah 274
Macdonald, Alexander B. 230 Mock, Bert H. 276
Madison, John Charles 230 Mock, Daniel Marvin 277
Malone, George Emmett 231 Montgomery, Stonewall J. 'Tony' 277
Malone, Richard John 'Dick' 231 Moore, Albert Francis 277
Maltsberger, George W. 232 Moore, Charles H. 278
Maple, Israel 'Ezra' 232 Moore, Robert S. 'Pony' 278
Marshall, Charles Richard 233 Morgan, Frank M. 279
Marshall, James Frederick 234 Morris, Silas Monroe 279
Martin, Walter B. 234 Mosher, George Lincoln 279
Matthews, Samuel B. 234 Mulberry, Walter
Mayfield, Jefferson D. 'Jeff' 235 Mulhall, Zachariah 'ZackÓ 280
McAdoo, William Barnett 'Barney' 235 Murley, Daniel Griffin 283
McAlister, Frank Pierce 236 Murphy, Bartholomew Francis 284
McBrain, John 237 Murphy, Frank 284
McCain, F. C. 237 Murphy, James W. 285
McClellan, Charles M. 238 Murphy, Wilson K. 'Willis' 285
McClellan, John Foreman 'Sos' 238 Murry, Alfred 285
McClung, Andrew Sylvester 239 Musgrove, Samuel O. 'Lem' 286
McClung, David Lawrence 239 Myers, Alvin 286
McClure, David Victor 240 Myers, Orville Harvey 286
McCune, Charles F. 241 Nash, John F. 289
McCutchan, James Walter 242 Nelson, Charles W. 289
McDaniel, Lindsey Price 242 Nelson, Elias Russell 289
McGee, Thomas Nathan 243 Nelson, Ivy 290
McGinty, William 'Billy' 243 Nelson, James L 290
McKeehen, Charles Walter 247 Nelson, Oliver M. 291
McKeown, Frank S. 248 Niday Charles W. 294
McLaughlin, Bertrum 'Bert' 248 Nix, Charles Henry 294
McLean, Allan 248 Noell, Henry Edward 295
McLean, John 249 Norman, William J 295
McLish, Henry F. 249 Northrop, Harry 296
McMillan, Edward T. 251 Null, James A. 297
McMillin, Eli Harve 251 OŐConnor Bernard H. 298
McMullen, George Whipple 251 Olds, John Newell 'Nute' 300
Meegan, Albert L. 252 Olmstead, Fred D 300
Meegan, Arthur 252 Orner, Frank Craig 301
Meegan, Hugh 253 Orr, Charles 'Charlie' 302
Meegan, Richard 253 Overstreet, John A. 304
Meek, John R. 254 Overton, George Washington 305
Mehew, Charles E. 254 Owens, Nick Shad 305
Milam, Jesse Bartley 255 Owings, Daniel C. 306
Milde, Hugo 256 Palmore, William Franklin 307
Miles, Elisha Lewis 'Lew' 258 Pappan, Lee Augustus 307
Miller, C. H. 258 Pardee, Adelbert Eugene 'Gene' 307
Miller, George Lee Kokernut 259 Parrack, William 309
Miller, John Lucas 263 Payne, George Wesley 309
Miller, Joseph Carson 263 Payne, John L. 310
Miller, Ohio 269 Peckham, Able Jay 311
Miller, Zachary Taylor 269 Peckham, Frank J. 312
Peckham, Harry Thomas 313 Rosecrants, Calvin Dale 351
Peckham, John Nelson 314 Rowe, George Fred 352
Pendley, Elias Tucker 'Tuck' 315 Rucker, Henry Gallio 352
Petty, Alfred Lester 316 Rush, Franklin S. 352
Phares, William Edward 316 Russell, James B. 353
Pickett, William M. 'Bill' 316 Russell, Robert Longmire 354
Pierce, John Douglas 319 Russell, William 354
Pilcher, Walter Commodore 319 Ryle, George William 355
Piper, Lonnie Bruce 'Lon' 320 Saunders, Charlie 356
Plummer, Abe H. 320 Scott, George 356
Plummer, James L. 321 Scott, Milton George 356
Pollock, Alex 321 Sebits, James P. 357
Ponton, Samuel C. 321 Sebring, William E. 'Ed' 357
Poole, Augus 322 Sexton, Charles E. 'Chib' 357
Potter, John F. 322 Sexton, William Free 'Bert' 358
Powell, Ira Claude 322 Sharp, Nicholas C. 'Clyde' 358
Powell, I. R. Isaiah 'Zay' 323 Sheehey, Morris S. 'Shorty' 359
Prentice, Elmer 323 Shelton, William Arthur 360
Pryor, James C. 325 Shepherd, Miram K. 360
Pryor, Silas B. 326 Shepler, Charles Vincent 362
Puckett, Daniel Robert 326 Shultz, William Decatur 362
Quimby, John 327 Siringo, Charles Angelo 363
Raffington, W. T. 'Doc' 328 Skinner, Charles F. 365
Railston, Cole 328 Slane, Orville Addick 365
Rainey, George 330 Slaven, Glen Wood 366
Ralstin, James Freeman 333 Sleeth, William 367
Ramsey, George 333 Smith, Alonzo C. 367
Raulston, Daniel Webster 333 Smith, Burrel P. 'Bud' 368
Ray, Robert Barto 334 Smith, Calvin C. 370
Ready, William Barnett 335 Smith, Chalton M. 371
Reed, G. Roy, 336 Smith, Dempsey K. 371
Reel, Ed 336 Smith, Ernest Floy 371
Reid, William 336 Smith, Frank Joshua 372
Rentfrow, Benjamin Lee 336 Smith, G. P. 372
Reynolds, Alonzo Dark 337 Smith, J. L. 'Jake' 372
Reynolds, Holden Alma 337 Smith, John R. 373
Rhines, Oscar 338 Smith, Joseph J 373
Rhoades, Jeremiah Dean 338 Smith, J. W. 374
Ridings, Samuel P. 339 Smith, Phillip Marion 375
Rieker, George P. 341 Smith, Riley Seymour 375
Rienhardt, Charles Henry 341 Snowden, Alvin C. 'Gus' 376
Riese, Charles Herman 'Baldy' 343 Snyder, Charles 376
Riggs, Elbridge M. 345 Snyder, Edward Clayton 377
Riggs, John Andrew 345 Snyder, Walter Meek 377
Riggs, Samuel Stephen 346 Soldani, Sylvester J. 377
Riley, Andrew Johnson 347 Spangler, Jacob Dennis 378
Ringstaff, Robert 347 Sparrow, James 379
Roberts, William Sherman 347 Sparrow, Thomas 379
Rogers, William Penn Adair 348 Sparrow, William Andrew 380
Roll, Edward Bert 350 Spear, George M. 'Dick' 380
Roll, Thomas 350 Spear Wade Hampton, Sr. 380
Sprague, Charles F. 381 Walton, John Franklin 418
Stephens, William Ward, Hubert Howard 418
Stephenson, Charles Ward 382 Warren, James Edwin 419
Stevens, Dr. Joseph Cortes 382 Warren, Robert Drury 420
Stinnett, Ed 383 Waters, Thomas Leroy 420
Stinson, John Thomas Jefferson 385 Waters, William Henry 421
Stockstill, Arthur L. 385 Watkins, Norris O. 422
Story, James Henry 386 Watkins, Sylvester E. 'Sweet' 422
Stover, Luther Prather 'Lute' 386 Watkins, Lona Redfern 423
Strange, Eugene M. 'Gene' 387 Watts, Byron Franklin 423
Strange, William Merrit 387 Way, Thomas Jefferson 424
Stratton, Rosecrans 'Ross' 388 Weathers, Charles Edwin 424
Strong, Chalmer S. 388 Webb, Charles Henry 426
Summers, Elisha Brown 388 Weir, Arthur James 426
Sunderland, Bluford Price 389 Wells, George W. 427
Sutton, Fred Ellsworth 389 Wells, Ted William, Sr. 427
Sutton, Hiram 391 Wendell, Jacob F. 'Jake' 428
Sutton, Ray 392 Wendell, William W. 'Billy' 429
Swaggart, Thomas E. 393 Wentworth, Richard Broadhead 429
Tate, Mono M. 395 Wheeler, Perry S. 429
Taylor, Pinkney Farrow 'Pink' 395 White, John W. 430
Taylor, Thomas Ulvan 397 Whitehead, John Thomas 431
Terry, Willard Wallace 397 Whitehead, Joseph William 432
Thompson, John M. 397 Whitehead, Robert Tobias 433
Thompson, William J. 398 Wiedeman, Joseph 433
Thorne, Emerson Bennett 'Ben' 398 Williams, Charles C. 434
Thorne, James J. 399 Williams, James Edwards 434
Thorp, Nathan Howard 'Jack' 399 Wilson, Benjamin Franklin 435
Tipton, Israel Jackson 401 Wilson, James Harve 435
Todd, Charles Columbus 403 Wilson, Thomas Pitner 436
Trapp, Mike 403 Wilson, William B. 437
Triplett, Jess 403 Wilson, William Erskine 437
Tull, Merryman Melson Valentine 403 Wimer, Clarence L. 438
Tullous, Leonard Carroll 404 Windham, Benjamin Franklin 438
Turkle, Charles Francis 405 Wisdom, Andrew Burton 438
Turkle, Harvey Dryden 406 Wixon, William Hervey 440
Turner, Edgar 'Ed' D. 407 Wolf, William Leander 440
Turner John E. 'Jack' 407 Wolfenbarger, Harry Addison 440
Ungles, Wilford Gayle 408 Woodruff, Burrton Glenn 441
Updegraff, Alpha Gordon 408 Word, Millard Fillmore 443
Vanderen, James Barnard 410 Wright, Fielding H. 445
Van Ness, Paul T. 410 Wyckoff, Hosea Davis 445
Vanhook, George K. 411 Wyckoff, Isaac Garrett 'Ike' 446
Vanselous, William Henry 411 Wyckoff, James T. 447
Vater, John J. 414 Wyckoff, Julius Mifflin 447
Veatch, Benjamin Harry H. 414 Wyckoff, Mack C. 448
Vickery, Arthur 415 Wyeth, Parker Campbell 449
Vollers, Lewis Andrew Jackson 415 Yost, Harvey Alexander 450
Wade, James R 417 Young, Clarence R. 450
Walker, George Daniel 417 Zumwalt, Noah D. 451
Waller, Andrew Thomas 417