LOT 1890's Oklahoma Territory Land Documents -Jas. Geary Friend of Buffalo Bill

Lot of 1890's Oklahoma Territory & Oklahoma City Antique Land Documents - Jas. Geary, Indian Scout and Friend of Buffalo Bill Cody


DESCRIPTION: This is a Keen Ideas estate consignment. Be sure to check our other auctions for related items! This lot constitutes a fascinating look into one of Oklahoma City's forgotton pioneers. Mr. Jas. Geary was born in 1844 and died in 1904. He led a colorful life and rode with Wild Bill Hickock and Buffalo Bill Cody as an Indian Scout. In a newspaper article about his death, it is said that .."Colonel Cody loved him as a brother." After the Civil War Mr. Geary settled into the ranching life in Newton, Kansas and married Harriet Bowman of Virginia. He came to the Oklahoma Territory in 1889 and opened the first bank and later became a real estate developer. Geary. The lot of items includes a cabinet photo of Mr. Geary dressed in full Masonic regalia. This photograph was taken in Newton, Kansas. There are two of his Citizen's Bank business cards, a letter dated 1900 on Mr. Geary's real estate stationary, a tax deed from the year 1900 when Mr. Geary had to sell some land to pay for back taxes, and a plat showing the layout of the section of town known as Maywood, developed by Mr. Geary (see Geary Ave.) There are also several newspaper articles regarding Mr. Geary's
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