Early Stillwater Ledger - Now Transcribed
Thanks to our awesome volunteer, Abby Ferrell, we now have an August 1, 1888 - May 27, 1899 ledger, tied to Stillwater’s earliest history, scanned and transcribed.
The ledger found in the museum’s archives contains three sections:
The first section includes numerous financial transactions from Winfield, KS August 1, 1888 - July 1st 1889. This section ranges from pages 1-66.
The second section contains titles transfers and claims related to Stillwater. This section includes pages 67-127.
Ordinances start on page 128. The first ordinance listed is Ordinance No. 3
A PDF of the transcription is available below, please contact the museum for access to the original scans or alternative formats of the ledger.
Sample Ordinances from the Ledger
Ordinance No. 3. (page 128)
An ordinance making division of the village of Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma territory, into wards for school purposes.
Be it ordained by the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma territory.
[entire section marked through with a red x]
Section 1 - That said village of Stillwater is hereby divided into four wards for school purposes under act of territorial legislature passed and approved Dec. 5th, 1890, to wit. All territory within the corporate limits of said village north of 9th avenue and east of Main Street shall constitute the 1st ward; all territory in said village west of Main Street and north of 9th Avenue shall constitute the 2nd ward; all territory in said village south of 9th Avenue and east of Main Street shall constitute the 3rd ward; all territory in said village south of 9th Avenue and west of Main Street shall constitute the 4th ward.
Section 2 - This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.
Passed and approved this 22nd day of December, A.D. 1890
1895 - Ordinance No. 1. (page 201)
An ordinance Repealing all Ordinances and By-Laws of the Town of Stillwater now in Force and Effect.
Whereas, it satisfactorily appears to the President and Board of Trustees of the town of Stillwater, that the validity of many of the Ordinances and By-Laws of said town is very doubtful, and that many of said Ordinances have been irregularly adopted and published and are defective and in some instances invalid, and
Whereas, A revision of said Ordinances and By-Laws and the publications of the same in pamphlet form is deemed necessary and advisable, Therefore, for said purpose:
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF STILLWATER, O. T.
Sec. 1. That all Ordinances, By-Laws and parts of Ordinances heretofore passed and approved by the President and Board of Trustees of the town of Stillwater, be and the same are hereby repealed.
Sec. 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.
Passed January 2nd, 1895