The members of the State Society, Sons of the American Revolution were guests of Montfort Stokes Chapter, at Muskogee, on the occasion of their annual meeting, held on February 22nd. The three chapters in the State were well represented which evidences a most pleasing reaction to the patriotic endeavors of the organization. Luncheon was served by the ladies of the First Presbyterian Church, following which came the reports of officers and the annual address by Judge John B. Meserve of Tulsa.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:—William O. Beall of Tulsa, President; Thomas G. Banks of Oklahoma City, John Fred Brett of Muskogee and Hal S. Downing of Oklahoma City, Vice-Presidents; Walter J. Bashaw of Tulsa, Registrar; A. N. Leecraft of Durant, Historian; Edward F. McKay of Oklahoma City, Chaplain; Philos S. Jones, of Muskogee, National Trustee and Paul P. Pinkerton of Sand Springs, Delegate to the National Convention to be held this year in Louisville, Kentucky, in May.
The retiring President, Hon. Philos S. Jones of Muskogee has left behind him a year of unremitting service to the welfare of the society.
Immediately after the session the assembled members made a pilgrimage to old Ft. Gibson and to the grave of Gov. Montfort Stokes at that place. Gov. Stokes is the only soldier of the Revolution to sleep within the confines of our beloved State and it was so fitting that the members of this patriotic society should pause at his bier on this occasion of their annual meeting.
The annual meeting next year will be held at Oklahoma City.
John Fred Brett, Secretary.