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William L. (Bill) Ervin

Birthdate: June 21, 1862 in Doaksville, Indian Territory Date of Death: December 10, 1918 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma. Shot in the back. Buried: Sulphur Cemetery (South of Hartshorne, Oklahoma, near Blue Valley) Parents: Calvin David Ervin, born in North Carolina on 06-21-1816 and died in Hartshorne, Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, on 12-10-1892 Sallie Gibson (Indian name-Abafukubbee), born in Mississippi and died in Doaksville, Indian Territory, buried there in the family garden. Calvin David Ervin was a school teacher, carpenter, and postmaster. Sallie Gibson Ervin was the granddaughter of Hopia Iskitina (Little Prophet). Her grandfather, Hopia Iskitina, gave her his old buffalo horn spoon that he carried with his in the War of 1812, as a keepsake and for a safe journey, as she was leaving Mississippi, coming to the “Wilds of Indian Territory”. Calvin and Sallie were married in Winston County, Mississippi in 1832. Brothers: Christopher Columbus Ervin, 12-25-1848 to 12-22-1932 Sisters: Margaret Ervin Oakes, 11-27-1853 to 03-11-1938 Susan (Susie) Ervin Everidge, 06-10-1857 to 06-29-1891 Nancy Caroline Ervin Hampton, circa 1842 Emily (Emma) Ervin Willis, Ford, Carpenter, Christian, 06-20-1861 to 12-21-1936 Delilah Palina Ervin Willis, Clark, Stallard, Christian, Luther, Davis, circa 1847 Mary Jane Ervin Freeny Alice Ervin Loman Mary Ann Ervin Married: Rosa Miller (Illini Indian) born, Effingham, Illinois on 03-11-1870 and died in Hartshorne, Oklahoma on 02-28-1958. They were married at Fort Towson, Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. Resided: Ti Valley, Oklahoma (Blue Valley) 4 miles southwest of Hartshorne, Oklahoma. Children: 5 sons and 3 daughters Sons: Columbus William Ervin, born 07-27-1887 and died 07-17-1967 Edward L. Ervin, born 06-10-1889 and died 05-07-1926 Simon Ervin, born circa 1892 and died 06-07-1936 James Calvin (Grady) Ervin born 12-26-1893 and died 06-07-1936
Ben Ervin, born 06-04-1900 and died 07-13-1934 Daughters: Pearl Ervin, born 08-12-1891 and died 04-14-1973 Minnie Ervin, born 09-04-1895 and died 05-21-1991 Emma (Cus) Ervin, born circa 1898 Grandchildren: 15 grandsons and 9 granddaughters Grandsons: Dallas Garland Ervin, born 08-19-1907 and died 04-14-1994 Alvin (Hawk) Ervin, born 06-28-1916 C.W. (Cal) Ervin, born 08-18-1921 Elmer Edward (Little Ed) Ervin, born 09-19-1912 William C. (Bubba) Ervin Murle Ervin Charles Ervin Elvin Ervin Melvin Ervin Calvin (Green) Ervin Bidley (Ben) Ervin Joe Ervin Calvin Barnes, born 09-03-1907 and died 06-20-1961 Neil (Buddy) Jones Granddaughters: Little Willie Ervin, born 02-12-1910 and died 10-24-1915 Daisy B. Ervin Larmour, born 10-20-1924 Thelma Ervin, born 1909 and died 1991 Aileen Ervin Jeanetta Ervin Noble Ervin Sue Ervin Wanda Ervin Minnie Ervin Dee Cee Ervin Amy Ervin

There were at least 6 grandchildren who died shortly after birth. Jobs, Hobbies, and Interests: William L. (Bill) Ervin was a light horseman for the Choctaw Nation and was present at the last Choctaw execution. He followed cattle for a living. He bought and sold cattle and drove them for other people. He played a lot of Indian ball. He was a direct descendent of Hopia Iskitina, Choctaw Chief and leader.

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