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Alluwe, Nowata County, Oklahoma

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The town of Alluwe was founded by the Delaware Indians in 1869 and was first called "Lightning Creek."

The name was changed to Alluwe in 1883. The word Alluwe means something better or superior in the Delaware language.

The Chief of the Delaware Indians was Rev. Charles Journeycake. He made his home just north of Alluwe on Lightning Creek.

Scroll down to the end of this site. Old Alluwe Map is now on line. October 11, 2007. Courtesy of Nita Wesson


Alluwe State Bank after fire
Vandagriff Store built on site where the Alluwe State Bank stood
Courtesy of Glenna McKay Maddux
July 28, 2007
"No other bank in Oklahoma was robbed as often or as many times over a short span of time as the Alluwe Bank. Beginning on Dec. 8, 1916 that bank was robbed six times until the bank closed on May 23, 1930. The Poe - Hart gang robbed it the first time, then again on January 3, 1917."
Later Tom Slaughter and Fulton Green robbed the bank.
On March 5, 1930 Big George Herrelson and Ernest royal robbed it."
"The state auditors were busy checking the bank books when three Alluwe boys robbed the bank."
"The very next day May 23, 1930, the Alluwe bank closed its doors for good.
History of Nowata County...page 149 by Robert W. DeMoss

Alluwe Oil Field
Unknown, Charles Myers, Lemuel McKay & Loren McKay
Courtesy of Glenna McKay Maddux
July 29, 2007
1904 "The City of Nowata owes her sudden and continued growth largely to the development of the oil fields in the territory adjacent. The Alluwe field in November, 1904, was the first field opened, followed by the Coody's Bluff field about a year later, and then the Childers and Hogshooter's fields about 1906. All of these proving to be rich fields.
Nowata County, Oklahoma, history from John D. Benedict book 1922


George McGee and George McKay
Courtesy of Glenna McKay Maddux
July 29, 2007

McKay and Farris Reunion 1906
Courtesy of Glenna McKay Maddux
July 29, 2007

Home of Lemuel McKay
August 24, 1911
Scout, Orville, Bonnie, Lacy, L.A., Tiffie, Perry, Glen, Loran McKay, Lon, Esta & Floyd Meyers
Courtesy of Glenna McKay Maddux
July 29, 2007

Lewis and Lacy (McKay) Bible 1919
Courtesy of Glenna McKay Maddux
July 29, 2007

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Daniel and Rosa (Turner) Dean
of Alluwe Oklahoma
Courtesy of LLoydine
December 12, 2007

The Dean Family
Nora, Bess, Frances, Ella, Grandma Dean, Dora and Claude
Courtesy of LLoydine
December 12, 2007


Leatrice Pauline Triplett

Leatrice Pauline Triplett b.30 Jul 1922 Alluwe, Ok.......now lives in Wagoner, Ok., she also was in the Army Air Corps in WWll...worked on the Norton Bombsite for McDonald Douglas....
Courtesy of LLoydine
December 12, 2007

Lloyd Raymond Triplett

Lloyd Raymond Triplett b.19 April 1917 Alluwe, OK d.24 Mar 1945 in Europe. Died on his 100th jump. WWll Army Air Corp
Courtesy of LLoydine
December 12, 2007

Lester Triplett

Lester Deloy Triplett b.13 Feb 1918 Pumpkin Center, Ok d.1 Nov 2004 Redmond, WA...also was in the Army Air Corp in WWll
Courtesy of LLoydine
December 12, 2007

Oral and Ann (Wiley) Triplett and son

Oral Merman Triplett b.6 Jul 1920 Alluwe, OK d. 20 Nov 1975 Las Vegas, NV., was in the Army Air Dorp in WWll
Courtesy of LLoydine
December 12, 2007


Pete Triplett b.22 Feb 1924 in Alluwe, Ok d.4 May 1991 Bartlesville, Ok....he was a drill instructor in the Army Air Corp during WWll

All above were the children of Ella V. Dean and James Elmer Triplett of Allewe, Ok.


Ella was the daughter of Rosa Turner and Daniel Dean and Elmer the son of James Thomas David Triplett and Julina C. Woods also of Alluwe,Ok. Lloyd, Ella, James Thomas David, Daniel Dean, James Elmer, Pete are all buried around Nowata ....as is Julina ....

Rosa Turner Dean
Courtesy of Lloydine

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Check from First State Bank
Alluwe Oklahoma
dated March 6, 1925
Courtesy of Charlie Neel,
July 30, 2007


Alluwe Mercantile Co.
Genl. Merchandise
Flour - Feed
Courtesy of Charlie Neel, August 2, 2007

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Old Alluwe Map

 I also have a lot of family from this area (Dunn, Dean, Triplett, Turner, etc.) If you have more information I'll be glad to post it here. Bobbi Dunn

 

 

 

 

 

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