Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Agnes (Enier) Norris

Agnes Morris was born January 3, 1902 in Cedar County, I.T. to Mary Einer, the daughter of Emily and Stuick Einer. Mary died 4 months later and Agnes was adopted by Simeon and Emily Morris of Finley on November 6, 1902. Agnes lived all her life in the area around Snow, Oklahoma. She led a simple life and was devoted to her church and family. Big Lick and Old Cedar Churches were those in which she was most active. She had a talent for making people feel at ease and was known to everyone in her community as Granny. Another of her talents was cooking the food Choctaws ate at the turn of the century. In the spring, she gathered and prepared wild onions and polk and in the fall, she gathered hickory nuts and prepared “tonchi laboni”. She often prepared tonchi banaha to go with these, but also liked to serve banaha all year round. Agnes had six children Mitchel Williamson, Cushing, Ok.; Janie Webster, Snow, Ok.; Frances Webster, Snow, Ok.; Simon Watson, Antlers, Ok.; Margaret Watson Frazier (deceased); and Jonas Watson, Midwest City, Ok. She also had eighteen grandchildren. Agnes Morris died December 16, 1983, but she lives on in the hearts of her family and friends.

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