Allotment #65: Charles Demo

Charles M. Demo, Photo courtesy Connie McMain Long.

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Charles Marcum Demo

Born: 15 October 1887  Died: 10 October 1969

Charles Demo was part of the first generation of Myaamia born in Indian Territory.  He married Mary Williss Bailey on August 8, 1909 in Miami, Oklahoma.  They had two daughters, Rosie and Mary Charlene.  Charlie was a leader in the community of Miami, and was a lifelong farmer.  He lived and farmed in the area of the Myaamia allotment lands all his life.  He served in many civic capacities, including treasurer for Quapaw Township, jury commissioner, member of the Ottawa County Free Fair Board, Ottawa County Soil Conservation District, Ottawa County Dairy Association, and trustee for the Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.  Charlie was also active in tribal affairs throughout his lifetime.  After the Tribe was organized under the 1936 Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act, Demo served on the tribal enrollment committee, and also served as a Tribal Councilperson in the 1960s.