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OKLAHOMA-STATE AND PEOPLE
Leeland, was born, October 23, 1921. The family
attends the Baptist church.
GEORGE H. STORMS-Though a native of Kansas,
George H. Storms has spent the greater part
of his life in Okfuskee County, where he has resided
since he was five years of age. He is a partner in
the grocery business in Okemah which operates under
the name of J. A. Storms, and since 1923 he has been
county treasurer. Mr. Storms is a veteran of the
World War and is one of the prominent and publicspirited
citizens of Okemah.
George H. Storms was born in Smith County,
Kansas, October 31, 1891, son of J. B. Storms, a
native of Michigan, who was engaged in farming
to the time of his death, March 6, 1927, and of Anna
(Kelley) Storms, who was born in Pennsylvania,
and who survives her husband. He received a good,
practical education in the local public schools, and
then was engaged in farming until he was twentyone
years of age. He then entered the employ of W.
N. Barry, who was engaged in the hardware business
in Okemah, and that connection he maintained for
nine years. Later he became a partner in a prosperous
grocery business which operates under the name
of J. A. Storms, in Okemnah, and in this line of busness
activity he has continued to the present time
(1928). Mr. Storms gives his support to the Democratic
party and takes a very active part in its affairs. In
1923 he was elected county treasurer, and he has most
efficiently served in that public office to the present
time (1928) During the period of the participation
of the United States in the World War Mr. Storms
was with Headquarters Company, One Hundred and
Forty-second Infantry, Thirty-sixth Division, with
which he served overseas. In addition to the local
public offices already mentioned, Mr. Storms served
(1921-22) as town treasurer. He is a member of
the Free and Accepted Masons, Blue Lodge, Chapter
and Commandery; also of the Modern Woodmen of
America; and he is an active member of the American
Legion, "40 and 8"; and his club is the Okemah
George H. Storms was married, September 15,
1917, to Winnie Payne, of Texas, and they are the
parents of two sons: 1. George Randelle, born July
23, 1918. 2. Luther Leon, born June 18, 1920.
OTTO ARTHUR CARGILL-A decade of successful
legal practice has been made an instrument
of large public service by Otto Arthur Cargill.
mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. To a highly
responsible office requiring wide knowledge of local
affairs and people, strength of character, clearness
and balance of intellect, and high ideals, Mayor Cargill
has brought the necessary requisites, plus others
of great significance to a progressive community.
He has the imagination to see the great future of his
city and to direct public business along the proper
channels. He has, furthermore, the clarity of the
legal point of view, and the force and aggressiveness
of the able lawyer. For four years the city has advanced
under his leadership.
Otto Arthur Cargill was born in Viola, Arkansas,
February 26, 1885, son of John Erve and Anna
(Mize) Cargill. The father, a physician with the degree
of Doctor of Medicine, chose rather to serve
his fellow-man as a Baptist minister. His son was
educated in Mountain Home College, Mountair
Home, Arkansas, and was admitted to the bar in
1916. Accompanying his successful practice has beer
a steady advance in political power. In 1919-20 he
was County Attorney of Oklahoma County, a position
in which he made so satisfactory a record thai
when his party, the Democratic, sought in its ranks
a desirable candidate for the office of mayor, the
leaders unanimously chose Mr. Cargill. He filled
the office from April, 1923, to April, 1927. During
that period he was also chosen, in 1924, delegate to
the National Democratic Convention. He is equally
popular in fraternal organizations, as a holder of the
thirty-second degree, Free and Accepted Masons,
member of India Temple, Ancient Arabic Order
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; Independent Order of
Odd Fellows; and Modern Woodmen of America.
He belongs to the Oklahoma Club, and his religious
affiliation is with the church of his fathers, the Baptist.
In Cushing, Oklahoma, May 2, 1905, Otto Arthur
Cargill married Delia Arnold, daughter of John and
Theo (Armstrong) Arnold. Children: 1. Otha, born
April 9, 1907. 2. Oklahoma, born March 2, 1909. 3.
Otto Arthur, Jr., born May 30, 1914. 4. Ollie B.,
born February 16, 1916.
WILLIAM CLAUDE BUNYARD-For the past
twenty years William Claude Bunyard has been identified
with the Farmers' National Bank of Wewoka,
and since 1913 he has been vice-president of that
financial institution. Mr. Bunyard has numerous
land and royalty interests in and near Seminole
County, and has filled important public offices it
Wewoka, including the responsible office of mayor.
Born in Lauderdale, Mississippi, October 11, 1888,
William Claude Bunyard is the son of W. L. Bunyard,
a native of Mississippi, a traveling salesman,
residing in Muskogee, and who has served as County
Commissioner for Seminole County, and of Paralec
(Culpepper) Bunyard, a native of Mississippi, who is
now deceased. Mr. Bunyard received his education
in the local public schools and then became associ'
ated with his father in farming, continuing that association
until December, 1907, when he was nineteen
years of age. He then entered the employ of
the Farmers' National Bank in Wewoka, serving as
bookkeeper in this connection for two years. At the
end of that time he was made assistant cashier and
three years later was elected vice-president of the
bank, which responsible position he has continued to
fill to the present time. Along with his financial interests
Mr. Bunyard has found time for a large
amount of local public work. He supports the principles
and the candidates of the Democratic party,
has rendered active local service as a member of the
board of trustees, and has also served as mayor of
Wewoka. During the World War he was stationed
at Fremont, California, for seven months, as a pri,
vate in Company A, Twelfth Infantry. Mr. Bunyard
has numerous land and royalty interests in and about
Seminole County, and is known as an expert in real
estate and oil land values in this section. FraternallY'
he is identified with the Free and Accepted Mason^
being a member of all the York Rite bodies; the
Consistory, and of India Temple, Ancient Arabic
Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is also an
active member of the Lions Club and one of the
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Thoburn, Joseph B. (Joseph Bradfield), 1866-1941 & Wright, Muriel H. (Muriel Hazel), 1889-1975. Oklahoma, a history of the state and its people, v. 3, book, 1929; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20197/m1/44/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .