Milo Greenwood Dewitt- Though Silent, He Still Speaks

I’ve written about former Postmaster (and my husband’s 2nd great-grandfather) Milo Dewitt several times before.  You can find previous posts here:

Though Silent, He Speaks (My first post about Milo and Rebecca)

Oklahoma Frontier Family- Milo and Rebecca Bell Dewitt

Postmaster Dewitt’s Daily Life

He’s the one with the fabulous Woodsman’s tombstone.  I finally- FINALLY- got to visit his grave recently and snap my own photo and pay my respects!  The stone is so tall!  It was taller than me by a couple of inches!  If you ever get to this cemetery (Petersburg Cemetery in Ringling, Oklahoma), go all the way to the back of the cemetery right next to the back fence (and it’s facing the fence- it’s hard to get a picture because you have to stand at a weird angle to get it).  Be sure to wear tennis shoes and if it’s summer you should definitely spray with bug repellant before you go out there.


I really thought I had found most of the online information about Milo but today I came across a short article that made me laugh.  It brought up so many questions for me about Milo- his habits, his personality, etc..  Here’s the article below.  I’ll let you come to your own conclusions and form your own questions.

Milo 1903 article

Screenshot from 10 May 1903 Daily Arkansas Gazette.

I’d love to know what kinds of questions and thoughts this article brought up for you.  Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

Lisa @ Days of Our Lives blog

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