Known Dead and Wounded in the Tulsa Race Riot

There are a number of differing opinions among historians and non-historians regarding the actual number of people killed during the riot. These range from 36 (10 White/26 Black) to more than 300. The truth is no one actually knows. This issue is aggravated by the semantic difference between “died in the riot” and “died as a result of the riot.”

What this list represents are those people we know of. This is not intended to represent any people we know nothing of, obviously. It is probable that several of these groupings may overlap, with some of the identified people being the same as the unidentified ones.

This list is also just a work in progress.

TRRC refers to the Tulsa Race Riot Commission (and specifically their listing of “Names of confirmed dead from injuries during the Tulsa Race Riot”)

Name Color Status Age Notes from newspapers, records, etc. 1920-21 Directory Listing, or other
Listing?
Source(s)
Abernathy, J. L. Black Wounded ??? 620 E. Hiel . Morningside Hospital. Shot through the
back.
Very Serious
No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Adams,
Ed
Black Dead 32 b. abt 1889 No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Stanley Funeral Home
Record
Alexander,
Greg
Black Dead 35 Gregg? b. abt 1886. Shot
in the back, died at Morningside Hospital
No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Stanley Funeral Home
Record; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Arnley, Cal Black Wounded ??? 712 E. Easton. Morningside Hospital.
Not serious.
Still hospitalized in Dec. 1921 Shot in
ankle.
Hoping to save leg.
No listing Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921; First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels
of Mercy, and Johnson, Hannibal,
Black Wall Street.
Arnold, Vance Black Wounded ??? Not serious. At Morningside Hosp No listing Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Austin,
Earnest
(sometimes listed as Ernest)
White Dead 39 10 1/2 N Main, an employee of Pathe phonograph shop (8 W 5th).
Previously identified in Tribune as F.M. Baker

The address of 10 1/2 N Main given in the paper was taken from the death
certificate, and was the address of the person who identified the body. The
proprietress of the boarding house at that address.

Shot the morning of the 1st as he stopped on the way to work to look at the
‘havoc wrought by the fire’, and was shot in the chest. He died en route to the
hospital. His body was returned to Rushford, NY, accompanied by a Mr.
Joseph/Josephs.

Austin, Earnest E. salsmn rms 511 S Cincinnati “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily
World
, 5 February 2000; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921

2 Unidentified Obits.

Pers comm with family members.

Austin, Edward White Wounded 38 418 S. Detroit who was listed as
having been admitted to Oklahoma Hospital for a wound to the left foot/shot in
toe.
Not serious.
No listing at this address “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Baker,
F.M
White Dead 38 Of Haviland, KS, 27.
Died as Morningside Hospital According to the 1 Jun 21
Tribune, he was carrying ID for Norman Gillard, 315 S Norfolk
(See Norman Gilliland below).
No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Baker, Johnny Black Wounded ??? 28 1/2 Cincinnati. Morningside Hospital. Not
serious
Baker, John (c ) lab rms 23 1/2 N. Cincinatti Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Barker,
Harry
Black Dead 37? No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000
Barren, Howard Black Wounded ??? No address. Morningside
Hospital.
Slightly wounded. Was released. (Probably the same as
Howard Barrens below)
No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Barrens,
Howard
Black Dead 19 B. about 1902. Killed
from gunshot wound to the chest.
Barrens, Howard (c) elev opr Maye bldg, r.31 N Jackson
av (1921)
“Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa Daily
World
, 7 Jun 1921; Martin Fleming/Ninde Funeral Home
Record
Barry, James Black Wounded ??? 518 Elgin. Morningside Hospital. Not serious No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Baskin, Ed Black Wounded ??? 410 E. Easton.
Morningside Hospital. Not serious
No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Belshmer, E.F White Wounded ??? TRRC lists this person as having
died. In the 1 Jun 1921
Tulsa Daily
World
, “E.E. Bershmer” of 1437 E. Hodge who was listed as having been
admitted to Tulsa Hospital for a gunshot wound to Left side of his neck. This was
received when he stopped his car at 5th and Boston. Belchner, E. Oklahoma
Hospital. Shot in hand and leg. Thought serious.
Belshner, Edward F. (wife Grace A) clk r 1437 E 1st
(1920, 1922)
Muskogee Phoenix, 1 Jun 1921 (according to TRRC); Tulsa Daily World, 1 Jun
1921
Bentley, William Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital.
Head wound. Released after treatment
No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Berrell,
John
White Dead 85 b. abt 1836, came from Pennsylvania No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa
Daily World
, 5 February 2000; Martin Fleming/Ninde Funeral Home Record
Brown, Andy Black Wounded ??? Wounded in the initial Courthouse
Exchange.
There are two Black Andy Browns listed in the 1921
Directory
Maybe Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Brown. Willie Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital.
Given first aid
No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Bryant, Tom Black Missing resumed dead, or wounded ??? Stepfather of Otis G. Clark.
Just to mention it, there is a Bryant, Thomas ( c) cook 308 S Main av r.659
E William in the 1922 Directory.
T.J. Bryant, 8 1/2 E Archer is
taken Morningside Hospital and was expected to recover.
No listing Weaver, Heather. “Riot survivor
recounts story of fateful day”
Tulsa Daily
World
14 Feb 2000; “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February
2000; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Carr, Ruth Black Wounded ??? 1339 Crust Street. Slightly wounded. Morningside
Hospital
No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Carter, Charles ??? Wounded ??? T.B. Homeless. First Aid report (30 Dec 1921),
quoted in
Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
Chapple, P. A. Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital.
Released after treatment
possibly Chappelle, Peter A. (c ) Lawyer 23 1/2 N
Cincinatti rms same
Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Cline,
Homer
White Dead 17 Clyne? b. 10 Sep 1904, came from
Arkansas.
May have previously been identified as “Olson of Sapulpa”;
2 June
Tribune “Homer C. Clyne.”
Mitchell-Fleming Funeral Parlor.
No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Martin Fleming/Ninde
Funeral Home Record; Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune,
2 June 1921
Collins, J. ??? Wounded or died? ??? 522 N. Boston. TRRC lists this person
as having died. In the 1 Jun 1921
Tulsa
Daily World
, “James Collins” who was listed as having been admitted to Tulsa
Hospital for a gunshot wound to?
The Tulsa Tribune says
“Jess Collins” and Serious.. There are two James Collin’s in the 1921 Directory,
but no Jess.
2 June. Back filled with buckshot, but will
recover.
Maybe Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 1 June
1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Crouch, Garland White Wounded ??? 16 N. Quincy. Pilot.
Upper Abdomen and right arm. Oklahoma Hospital.
Thought Serious.
No listing at this address Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Curry, F. L. White Wounded ??? Oklahoma Hospital for a gunshot wound
to Left side of his neck. This was received when he stopped his car at 5th and
Boston. Not serious.
He is also listed as being at Tulsa Hospital in
Serious condition
No listing, although he is supposed to the the son of
_____ Curry.
Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921
Curry, H. Lewis White Wounded 28 Illinois Hotel. The Race
Riot Commission lists this person as having died. In the 1 Jun 1921 local papers, “H.L Curry” was listed as having been admitted to Oklahoma
Hospital for a gunshot wound to left leg and left hand. Tulsa Hospital. Shot in
the neck, but “will recover”
Curry, Henry L. scout Ohio Cities Gas Co b. Illinois
Rooms (1920); Curry, H. Lewis scout Pure Oil Co., rms Illinois Hotel (1921)
Guthrie Leader and
Muskogee Phoenix
, 1 Jun 1921 (according
to TRRC); Tulsa Daily World, 1 Jun 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 1 Jun
1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Cytron, J. White Wounded ??? Tulsa Hospital. Shot in
the hand. Released after treatment
Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Daggs, George
Walter
White Dead 27, 35 In Trib. b. abt 1894, came from NY.
At first listed as the unidentified 35 year old man at the Stanley-McClune
Mortuary: Bullet to the head.
He was later identified in the
Tribune. He is listed as unidentified by
the TRRC.
Daggs, G. Walter clk Okla Natural Gas Co rms 902 S
Cheyenne Av (1920) Daggs, G. Walter office mgnr Pierce Oil Corp. rms 734 Denver
Av. (1921)
“Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Stanley Funeral Home
Record; Tulsa Daily World, 1 Jun 1921;Tulsa Tribune, 1 June
1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Danney, George L. Black Wounded ??? 515 N. Hartford. Morningside
Hospital.
Not serious
No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Davis, Dan Black Wounded ??? 417 N Exeter. Not serious. Morningside Hospital. Davis, Daniel, (c ) Fireman
rms 415 Exeter pl.
Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Diamond,
Carrie
Black Killed ??? “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000
Dow, A.N. White Wounded ??? 401 S. Madison. Shot in the upper
thigh, and fractured arm. Oklahoma Hospital.
Serious
No listing at this address Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Elmer, Robert White Wounded ??? Of West Tulsa. Oklahoma Hospital. No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Epps, William Black Wounded ??? Muskogee. Morningside Hospital. Not badly wounded No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Everett, Ruben or R.
T
Black Dead? ??? 1610 E Archer. Morningside Hospital. Seriously wounded
in the Abdomen
Everett, Reuben (c) (Wife: Jane) lab r 610 E Archer “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Fisher, Lee White Wounded 21 The Race Riot Commission lists this
person as having died. In the 1 Jun 1921
newspapers, “Lee Fisher” a truck driver of 338 1/2 E. 1st who was
listed as having been admitted to Oklahoma Hospital for a gunshot wound to left
leg. Thought serious – though later released.
He was shot in first
exchange at 1st and Cincinnati at 10.30 PM Tuesday night.
Fisher, Lee chauffeur Davenport & Warriner Co rms
332 1/2 E1st
Guthrie Leader
and the Vinita Paper 1 Jun 1921 (according to TRRC);
Tulsa Daily World, 1 Jun 1921;Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921;
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Foster, Lonnie Black Wounded ??? 619 Exeter Av. Morningside Hospital Foster, Lonnie (c ) (wife:
Carrie)
Baker rms 519 N. Frankfort.
Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Gamble, Henry ??? Wounded Old Aneurism. May
recover.
First Aid report (30 Dec 1921),
quoted in
Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
Gamble, V.M. White Wounded ??? 220 W. Cameron Tulsa Hospital.
Shot in shoulder, thought serious but will recover.
No listing, no such address Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Gilliland, Norman White Wounded ??? 315 S. Norfolk.
Morningside Hospital. Wounded in the arm, released after
treatment.
No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Gilmore, Ila White Wounded, ??? 225 E. King St. or 225 E. King St.
Shot six times in the left arm and side while on her porch by a sniper from a
church. Morningside Hospital.
Mrs. S.A. Gilmore. 2 June
Tribune – “expected to recover”. Also in 2
June Tribune – “not expected to recover”. She apparently did recover. This is
likely the person referred to as “Mrs. Deary” by Sgt. Esley
Gilmore, Silas A. (Ila) contr 225 E. King. R same “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921; Snow, Clyde C.
“Confirmed Deaths” in the TRRC Report (28 Feb 2001); Muskogee
Phoenix
Glaze, Miranda Black Wounded ??? 610 E. Archer. Morningside
Hospital.
Not serious.
Glaze, Mrs. Miranda (c ) lab rms 610 E Archer Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Greeson,
James
White Dead 28-32 At first, listed as unidentified –
later idenfied by Clyde Greeson.
At Mowbray Mortuary; Bullet to the
back of the head.
Clyde Greeson (Greeson Auto Rpr Co.)
123 N Cincinnati.
No listing for James. Greeson
Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 1 June
1921
Griffin, Clarence Black Wounded ??? Boley, Okla. Morningside
Hospital. Will recover
Griffin, Clarence (c ) Helper Hotel Tulsa. Rms 420 E
Easton
Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Gurner, William Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital. Slightly wounded No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Hartshone, E. D White Wounded ??? Oklahoma Hospital; Shot in thigh No listing under any name Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Hastings, W.R. SGT White Wounded ??? 1507 E. Jefferson. Tulsa
Hospital.
Wounded in the arm, not serious. Left
Hospital.E82
No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921
Hawkins, George Black Dead 78 The Tribune states that he was rushed to Cinnibar Hospital from Red Fork, and
died from natural causes on Saturday (4 Jun), and had nothing to do with the
riot.
No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily
World
, 5 February 2000;
Tulsa
Tribune
, 5 June 1921; Martin Fleming/Ninde Funeral Home
Record
Hawkinson, Robert
C
White Dead 22 Hawkinson/Haukison/Hankson.
B. 26 Dec 1899 Indiana. Tool dresser, Jenks Okla. TRRC. Wrist
and Abdomen; Shot in right wrist, through abdomen, left arm.
Abt
6.45 am.
P&S Hospital. Died on 2d.
No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 3
June 1921; Stanley Funeral Home Record
Hileam, E.R. White Wounded ??? Fern Hotel. Compound
fracture of thigh. Oklahoma Hospital. Serious
Hileman, Earl R. Chauffeur Yellow Cab
Co.
Rms Fern Hotel.
Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Hileman, Earl R. White Wounded ??? “City” shot through the thigh.
Oklahoma Hospital. Not serious
Hileman, Earl R. Chauffeur Yellow Cab
Co.
Rms Fern Hotel.
Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Hill,
Clarence
White Dead ??? Died at Frissell Hospital.
There is a Clarence F. Hill in the 1921 Directory, but he also appears in
the 1922.
No listing Tulsa World,
1 Jun 1921
Hode, J.S. Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital. Released after treatment. No listing Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Howard, Edward
G.
Black Dead ??? Howard, Edward G ( c) (wife: Mary) (Safety First Loan
Co.) tailor 107 1/2 N Greenwood r 2244 N Frankfort Av.
“Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Stanley Funeral Home
Record
Hudson, Billy Black Dead ??? Since the other William Hudson appears at the same job in both the
1921 and 1922 directories. (It is unclear who this person is, since I have no
access to the interview in question, it may be Lett’s grandfather, it may not
be).
Possibly Hudson, William H (c) lab rms 612 E Archer “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; interview with Elwood
Lett (according to TRRC)
Ingram, Ed Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital. Released after
treatment
No listing Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Jackson, Andrew C. Black Dead ??? Physician, Mayo Bros considered him the finest
Black Surgeon.
An anonymous account, citing a Mr. Gideon who said he
witnessed the events, Jackson was shot while emerging from his house with his
hands up, clearly surrendering. J.W. Hughes in his statement refers to Dr.
Jackson as dying in great pain at the Convention Center; Newspaper accounts say
he was shot running from his burning home and killed instantly; his is also
described as having died in the Armory detention center, and his death
certificate was signed by the county attorney Seavers
Jackson, Andrew C ( c) (Wife: Julia) phys 503 N Greenwood av r 523 N
Detroit av

jackson.jpg (3510 bytes)

“Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Parrish, Mary E.
Jones, ed. Events of the Tulsa Disaster. Tulsa: Privately printed,
1922?; Stanley Funeral Home Record; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921; Snow,
Clyde C. “Confirmed Deaths” in the TRRC Report (28 Feb 2001)
Jackson, S. Black Wounded ??? 1038 E. Middleton. Morningside
Hospital. Will recover
No listing Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Jackson, Ulysses Black Wounded ??? 901 E. Easton. Morningside Hospital.
Not serious
Jackson, Ulysses (c) porter r. 901
Easton
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Janes, Arthur White Dead 31 Oil driller of Wynona, Ok. Killed in
gun battle in at corner of Archer and Cincinnati.
Shot through the
head by a second story gunman (over a drugstore) who was in turn
killed.
No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 3 June 1921
Jeffery, George (or
Jefferies)
Black Dead 35 Shot in abdomen. Morningside
Hospital
No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Jenkins, M.J. White Wounded ??? 312 S. Detroit. Tulsa Hospital. Powder
burns.
Left after treatment
Possibly Melvin Jenkins carp r. Wm Jenkins (who in turn r Park View
Sta).
Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921
Johnson, Charles Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital. Released after treatment. at least 3 possibles Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Johnson, H. Black Wounded ??? The TRRC lists him as dead. 512 N.
Frankfurt.
Morningside Hospital. Slightly wounded
No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Johnson, ? Black Dead? ??? Anecdotal: J.W. Hughes in his statement refers to a “Johnson” as being in
great pain at the Convention Center.
This may be one of the two
wounded people brought to the Convention Center. This is possibly Dr.
Jackson
? Angels of Mercy, p.211; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Johnson, Marie Black Wounded ??? 501 W. 17th Morningside
Hospital.
Not serious
No clear listing Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Joiner, G. F. White Wounded ??? 1703 S. Main. Shot in the leg.
Oklahoma Hospital. Not serious
Joiner, George W (Wife: Susie E.) (Electro Therapy Institute) r 507 S
Houston
Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June
1921
Jones, Arthur Black Wounded ??? 1415 N. Denver. Morningside Hospital. Will recover No listing Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Knox, Commodore Black Wounded ??? 800 E Haskell Ave. Morningside
Hospital
No listing Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Lane, Oliver Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital. Released after
treatment
Lane, Oliver (c ) 11 W 2d rms 619 E Archer Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Lasley, Leroy Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital. Wounds treated and released Lasley, Le Roy (c ) Elevator Operator SWBell Telephone r,s 411 N.
Hartford
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Lee, J. White Wounded ??? Tulsa Hospital. Powder Burns.
Released after treatment
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Lewis, G. W. Black Wounded ??? 607 E. Archer. Morningside Hospital.
Not serious
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Lewis, Tony Black Wounded ??? 404 E Brady. Morningside Hospital.
Slightly wounded in the arm. May be the ? Lewis listed
by the TRRC as dead
??? “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Linsdley, ? Black Wounded ??? Slightly wounded. Morningside Hospital Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Lockard, Ed Black Dead 33 Probably the Ned Lockard, waiter at Joseph L and Nina Lockard’s
restaurant at their residence at 316 E Archer? According to the 1920 Census, Ed
was only 8; although on his grave stone at Oaklawn “Eddie” was b. 10 Dec 1888, d.
1 Jun 1921.
Maybe “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Stanley Funeral Home
Record (2 Jun)
Logsdon, K.G. White Wounded ??? K.G. Logsdon. 308 Cincinnati (n.b. work
address),
Shot in arm. Tulsa Hospital. Not Serious.
Logsdon, Krit G. clk Hettinger Bros Mnfgf Co. (Dental Supplies) rms
TMCA
Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June
1921
Lotspeich, Charles
D.
White Dead 22 Listed in the 1 Jun 21 Tribune as “Carl D Lotpaisch, 28, Randall KS”, and the 2 Jun
Tribune as Carl D Lotspeich, 28, Tulsa” Shot in the chest – Died in Oklahoma
Hospital.
Mowbray Mortuary.
No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000
Mardick, C.E. ??? ??? ??? Empl Burroughs Adding Machine Co. Tulsa Hospital. Wounded in the arm.
Released after Treatment
No listing Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June
1921
Masek, A.E. White Wounded ??? 3534 E 4th. Morningside Hospital.
Slightly wounded in arm during early morning fighting on 1 June.
Released after treatment
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Maynor, Willis Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital. Shot in the neck, but expected to recover Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
McDonald, H. D. White Wounded ??? 1706 E. 15th. Morningside
Hospital.
Not serious
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Meadows, Chester Black Wounded ??? 112 N. Hartford. Slightly wounded.
Morningside Hospital
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Miller, Curd White Wounded 17 Office boy, 1st National Bank. Hit in
the leg during the first exchange at the Courthouse. Not serious, sent
home.
Miller, Curd. Clk First Natl Bank b 2026 E 1st Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921
Miller, Frank ??? Wounded ??? In Red Cross care, 30 Dec 1921. TB.
Home burned in riot.
First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in
Angels of Mercy, and Johnson, Hannibal,
Black Wall Street.
Miller, Jake ??? Wounded Old Suffered paralytic stroke during riot. Homeless First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in
Angels of Mercy, and Johnson, Hannibal,
Black Wall Street.
Miller, Joe Black Dead ??? May be the Joseph (c) (Wife: Allie) chauffeur r 626 E Hill. Maybe “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Stanley Funeral Home
Record
Moore, Ruth Black Wounded ??? 311 Easton. Morningside Hospital.
Will recover?
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Moore, Will Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital. Slightly
wounded.
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Morrison, ?? Black? Dead ??? Mother of Arthur Morrison, age 12.
Possibly Rosa (wife of Sed) lab r. 743 E Williams – since “Morrison” isn’t
a really common name among Blacks in North Tulsa in 1921.
Maybe “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Angels of
Mercy
, p.196
Neel, Andrew Black Wounded ??? Locksbury Ark. Morningside Hospital. Not seriously wounded Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Nelson, Tom Black Wounded ??? 510 N. Elwood. Morningside Hospital. Treated and released. Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Oliver, Ruth Black Wounded ??? 522 N. Elgin. Morningside Hospital. Shot in the foot and will
recover
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Osborne, Robert
L.
See Below
Owens, Ross G. White Wounded ??? 1198 S. Jackson Shot with bird shot, several wounds. Oklahoma
Hospital. Not serious
Oewns, Ross G. mech, 1108 S Jackson Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June
1921
Palmer, Robert White Wounded 23 The Race Riot Commission lists this
person as having died. In the 1 Jun 1921 newspaper accounts
list “Robert Palmer (or Palmore)” of West Tulsa who was listed as having been
admitted to Oklahoma Hospital for a gunshot wound to left shoulder. Not
serious
No listing Muskogee Phoenix, 1
Jun 1921;
Tulsa Daily World, 1 Jun 1921;Tulsa Tribune,
1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Parts, James White Wounded ??? Tulsa Hospital. Shot in the arm, released after
treatment.

See Paris, James. Parts may well be a typo or a misreading

Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Paris, James White Killed ??? Dead by 8.00, 31 May O’Brien, William M. Pers. Comm. 15 Feb 2002 about
a death certificate in TRRC papers.
Perry, A. White Wounded ??? 923 S. Elwood. Morningside
Hospital.
Serious arm wound, compaound fracture.
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Pierce, S. H Black Dead ??? No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Court Case Petition
(according to TRRC)
Prunkard, G. T. White Wounded 34 Of Sapulpa. Conducter on the Frisco.
Admitted to Oklahoma Hospital.
Birdshot wounds to left
shoulder, chin, and forehead. Released.
No listing Tulsa Daily World, 1 Jun 1921;Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Ree, Sam Black Dead ??? No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Stanley Funeral Home
Record
Renkin, Latha Black Wounded ??? Muskogee. Morningside
Hospital.
Not serious
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Rhodes, Homer White Wounded ??? Left after treatment Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Rivers, Bob Black Wounded ??? 416 Archer. Morningside Hospital. Wounded in the
Abdomen.
Worked at the Fred Harvey stand at the Frisco
station.
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Roberts, Harry White Dead 27? b. abt 1894. There is a Harry M
Roberts listed in 1920 and 1921, in fact he’s listed twice 1922, but he also
appears in the 1922 Directory.
There is a Harry S Roberts in the
1920 Directory who does not appear in 1921, but he reappears in 1922.
No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily
World
, 5 February 2000; Martin Fleming/Ninde Funeral Home Record
Robinson, Lane Black Wounded ??? 621 W. Williamson. Morningside Hospital. Not serious Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Sandridge, M.M. Black Dead ??? Sandridge, Matthew M (c) (Wife: Bessie) prop Midway Hotel 420 E
Archer r same.
Riot deaths, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Court Case Petition
(according to TRRC)
Seltzer, R. N. White Wounded ??? 529 S. Utica. Tulsa Hospital. Leg,
shot in knee. Not Serious
No listing Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 1 June
1921
Shelton, Lewis Black Dead 77 b. 14 Oct 1844 Tenn. No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Stanley Funeral Home
Record
Sherrick, Otto White Wounded ?? 112 N Frisco av. Tulsa Hospital Face
powder burned. Will recover.
possible son of Sherrick George A caser r 112 N Frisco Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921, Tulsa Tribune, 2 June
1921
Sherrill, T.J. White Dead 51 Although an article about the RRC in 2000 listed him
as killed in the riot (hence his inclusion here), he was actually murdered 26
August 1921 in the early morning, likely by Doc Barker.
Sherrill, Thomas J (wife: Lulu) chipper Okla Iron Wks
r. 715 N Cascade av (1920); Sherrill, Thomas J (wife: Lou) watchman r.727 N
Owasso av (1921); Lulu B. Sherrill of 717 N Owasso av (Wid. Thomas J) (1922)
“Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February
2000; Tulsa Daily World, 27, 28 August 1921.
Shields, Lewis White Wounded ??? Paris Texas. Tulsa Hospital. Shot in
hand.
Released after treatment
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Shigley, Mrs M.R. White Wounded ??? 123 E. Jasper. Morningside Hospital.
Brought in 10 am 1 Jun with wound in right arm
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Shumate, Cleo White Dead 24 Shot early in the evening, Tuesday night.
Mowbray Funeral Home
Shumate Cleo, tool dresser, rms 28 1/2 W 1st (1921) “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Slinkard, L. C/Grocer White Wounded 25 The Race Riot Commission lists this
person as having died. In the 1 Jun 1921 local newpaper
accounts, there is an “L. T. Slinkard” of West Tulsa who was listed as having
been admitted to Oklahoma Hospital for a fractured leg (or rib), caused by his
being struck by a car full of Black people.
No listing Guthrie Leader and Muskogee Phoenix, 1 Jun 1921 (according to TRRC);
Tulsa Daily World, 1 Jun 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 1 Jun 1921;
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Smith, Florida Black Wounded ??? 18 Kalamagor St. Muskogee. Morningside Hospital. Slightly
wounded
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Smith, Franklin T. Black Wounded ??? 114 1/2 N. Greenwood. Morningside Hospital.
Will recover

At the time, he lived at the Gurley Hotel. He was accidentally shot in the
leg with birdshot, around noon of the 1st

Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921; Redfearn v.. American Central Insurance Co.
Sterling, A.T. White Wounded ??? 314 S. Zunis. Minor injuries. Oklahoma Hospital. No listing Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June
1921
Stevenson, Alex Black Wounded ??? 501 E. Archer. Morningside Hospital. Not serious;
Still in Red Cross care 30 Dec 1921.
Shot in hand, arm and leg –
compound fractures.
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921; First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels
of Mercy
, and Johnson, Hannibal, Black Wall
Street.
Stick, A.B./G.B. White Wounded ??? Sapulpa City Clerk, admitted to Oklahoma Hospital
with a gunshot to the back.
Declared serious.
No listing Tulsa Daily World, 1 Jun 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Switzgood, Gordon/George White Wounded ??? 410/416 N. Detroit (n.b. there is no 410 N Detroit listed in the 1921
Directory, nor is there any “Switzgood”). Tulsa Hospital. Shot in the Knee. Not
Serious
No listing Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 1 June
1921
Talbot, ? Black Dead ??? Male – Probably Nelson Talbot.
According to the 1921 Directory, there were 4 male Talbots (Benjamin,
Edward, Elijah, and Nelson) living at 23 N Hartford. Eliza was Nelson’s wife.
Elijah appears in the 1922 Directory.
Maybe “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Interview with Otis
Clark (according to TRRC)
Talbot, ? Black Dead ??? Female – probably Eliza Talbot See Above “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Interview with Otis
Clark (according to TRRC)
Taliafirio, Lily Black Wounded ??? Perry, Okla. Morningside
Hospital.
Not serious
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Thomas, C.C. White Wounded ??? 803 S. Main. Shot in Leg. Oklahoma Hospital. Not serious No listing Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June
1921
Turner, William Black Dead or Wounded 35 Shot through the abdomen. A janitor at the Daniels
Bldg
Died at Morningside Hospital 1 Jun; He is also listed as still
alive on 2 June. 623 N Exeter
No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
Tyson, Sam Black Wounded ??? 22 N. Cincinnati. Morningside Hospital. Not serious Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Vickers, E.F./C.F. White Wounded ??? City. Tulsa Hospital. Arm shot, Elbow.
Treated and released. May be the E. Vickers listed in the
1928-30 KKK Roster
Possibly Vickers, Edwards (Wife: Mary) cond r.2502 E 9th. Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June
1921
Walker, Cualey Black Dead ??? No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Stanley Funeral Home
Record
Walker, Elsie Black? Wounded 80 In Red Cross care, 30 Dec 1921.
Ulcers in Leg. Will never be well. Homeless
First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
Walker, Henry Black Dead ??? There are several Henry Walkers (c) listed in 1921 Directory. Maybe “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Stanley Funeral Home
Record
Washington, L. Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital. Stabbed in the
arm.
Released after treatment
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Weaver, G.E.. White Dead 24 No listing “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000
Wheeler, E. L White Wounded ??? Shot in the chest by a “youth” while trying to get
vigilantes to stop firing.
Taken to the hospital.
Recovered.
Tulsa Daily
World
, 15 July 1921.
Wheeler, John Black Dead ??? Shot on the way to work Wednesday Morning Wheeler, John ( c) porter First Natl Bank rms 405 N Elgin av “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Stanley Funeral Home
Record; Tulsa Daily World? Cited in Angels of Mercy; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921
White, George N White Wounded ??? Assistant Fire Chief. Accidentally
shot in leg.
Not serious. Released.
White, George M (Wife: Flora) asst chief r.11 S Norfolk av Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921
Whitty, Celia Black Wounded ??? 600 N. Greenwood. Morningside
Hospital. Slightly wounded
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Williams, Porter Black Wounded ??? 33 1/2 N Cincinnati. Morningside Hospital. Will recover Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Wilson, J.H. White Dead 74 No listing I
believe this may be Thomas Henry Wilson b. Holland/Netherlands, 1845, d.31 May
1921. Bur. Rose Hill Cem. Worked for Midland RR, and as a minister – possibly
Baptist. Texas c1865, KY, Ballard Co. Census, 1870, single. M1 Martha Jane
McNiece b. TN. John Wilson, b. 1871 Dexter, Stoddard Co. Mo. Lenny Wilson, b.
Stoddard Co. Mo. Edward Wilson, b. Stoddard Co. Mo George Wilson, b. Stoddard Co.
Mo M2 Alice Hensley Rene Wilson, b. 1900 Jackson Co., AR (Later lived in LeFlore
Co as Rene Harris)
“Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily
World
, 5 February 2000

Research of Florence Palmer Herring.

Wissenger, J.E. White Wounded ??? 150 Admiral or 1202 E 2d. Shot in knee.
Oklahoma Hospital. Not serious
Probably Wissinger, John E (Wife: Lucille) mech r.315 Easton pl. Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June
1921
Withrow, Ira James -or- Withrow,
Samuel J
White Dead 19 Both names listed. b. 28 Jun 1902,
came from Indiana (funeral home); “son of A.B. Withrow of the Regal Hotel”

Killed 5.45 am. “Special Deputy” – shot through the neck.(3 Jun
Trib)
Withrow, Samuel J. clk Regal Hotel r. same (1921) “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily
World
, 5 February 2000; Martin Fleming/Ninde Funeral Home Record; Tulsa
Tribune
, 2 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 3 June 1921
Woffard, Shirley Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital. Released after
first aid
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Woodard, Ora Black Wounded ??? Morningside Hospital. Wounds treated and released on 1 June. Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Unidentified Man Black Dead ?? “Man in the Street –
Covered/Uncovered”
Image Photographs – 4 photos. One
uncovered, three covered by newspaper. W-18
Unidentified Man Black Dead ?? “Man at night” Image Photograph. McFarlin 53
Unidentified Man Black Dead ?? “Mustached Man”/”Man by Fence” Image Photographs – 5 photos.
McFarlin S-9, S-11, 15, 54
Unidentified Man Black Dead? ?? Convention center on truck. Image
Unidentified Man Black Dead ?? “Man with a hat” Unknown Photograph. McFarlin W-1
Unidentified Man Black Dead ?? “Burned Man 1”, with barrels and burned
trees.
Unknown Photographs. McFarlin W-2, W-4
Unidentified Man Black Dead ?? “Burned Man 2”, by a motorcycle. Unknown Photographs. McFarlin 55, S10 W-5.
Unidentified Man White Dead 40? Or 25 in trib Killed about
5.45 AM Wednesday morning in engagement on N. Cincinnati.
6′, 165
lbs, Brown Hair. Shot in the neck. At Mitchell-Fleming morgue. 6′, 165 lbs, Brown
Hair. Dk Green Trousers, brown coat, tan shoes, tan belt with silver buckle
(initial “w”)
??? “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa
Tribune
, 1 June 1921; Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Unidentified Man White Dead 28 or 40 in Trib Lt brn hair,
lt brown eyes, 5′ 10″.
Mowbray Funeral Parlor. Shot
through the head on N. Peoria around 10 pm on Tuesday.
??? Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921
Unidentified woman White ??? ?? Knocked to the
pavement by auto at 10th and Main.
Physicians and Surgeons
Hospital.
May not be directly involved with riot.
??? Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? TRRC: I don’t know who this is referring
to – these people are uncited, and may be referring to someone mentioned
above.
??? “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? TRRC: I don’t know who this is referring
to – these people are uncited, and may be referring to someone mentioned
above.
??? “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? TRRC: I don’t know who this is referring
to – these people are uncited, and may be referring to someone mentioned
above.
??? “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? TRRC: I don’t know who this is referring
to – these people are uncited, and may be referring to someone mentioned
above.
??? “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? TRRC: I don’t know who this is referring
to – these people are uncited, and may be referring to someone mentioned
above.
??? “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? TRRC: I don’t know who this is referring
to – these people are uncited, and may be referring to someone mentioned
above.
??? “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000
Unidentified Child Black Dead 0 Stillborn. I don’t know who these are referring to – they are
uncited.
The Red Cross records listed in Angels of Mercy state that there were 8 premature births
leading to stillbirths. It is possible that this is the stillborn child referred
to by Rosa Skinner, and who was lost by the parents in the chaos. It is probable
that this is the child referred to by the Stanley-McCune mortuary records as
having been found and brought in by police.
??? “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Snow, Clyde C.
“Confirmed Deaths” in the TRRC Report (28 Feb 2001)
Unidentified Man White Dead ??? Admitted to Tulsa Hospital ??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man White? Dead ??? Admitted to P&S Hospital ??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man White Wounded ??? Admitted to Oklahoma Hospital Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Unidentified Man White? Wounded ??? Admitted to Oklahoma Hospital Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Killed near
Frisco depot. Rooftop sharpshooter, shot by another sharpshooter.

One of the first 5 Black Bodies found.
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Killed near
Frisco depot. Hiding on Archer.
One of the first 5 Black Bodies
found.
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Killed near
Frisco depot. Hiding on Archer.
One of the first 5 Black Bodies
found.
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Killed near
Frisco depot.
One of the first 5 Black Bodies found.
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Killed near
Frisco depot.
One of the first 5 Black Bodies found.
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man Black Dead? ??? In police
custody at the time of the 1st edition (about 3 am), badly wounded and expected
to die.
He is probably one of the two men referred to as having been
wounded during the initial rioting downtown after 10 PM.
May be one
of the three referred to as “being wounded in pistol duels” about 10.00
PM.
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man Black Wounded ??? In police
custody at the time of the 1st edition (about 3 am), wounded.
He is
probably one of the two men referred to as having been wounded during the initial
rioting downtown after 10 PM.
May be one of the three referred to as
“being wounded in pistol duels” about 10.00 PM.
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man Black Wounded ??? One of the
three referred to as “being wounded in pistol duels” during the initial rioting
downtown about 10.00 PM.
His status was not mentioned, but he is
unlikely to have been killed.
He may have only been lightly
wounded.
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man Black Wounded ??? Wounded in
exchange at 6th and Boulder at 10.30 PM.
Taken to
hospital
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man White Wounded ??? Wounded in
exchange at 6th and Boulder at 10.30 PM.
Taken to
hospital
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man Black Wounded ??? Armed.
Pursued into an alley north off Main E of 6th by 4 armed Whites about 10.30
PM
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man White Wounded ??? Wounded in the initial Courthouse
Exchange, allegedly by Johnny Cole’s pistol, as it was slapped aside by Dep.
McLean
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Probably
unarmed.
Killed by stray shots in the volley that killed the armed
Black in an alley north off Main E of 6th about 1030PM
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified Black Dead ??? Anecdotal. One and possibly more
bodies were tied to cars and dragged behind the vehicle while people fired guns
into them.
??? Quoted in Angels of Mercy.
Unidentified
Man
Black Dead ??? Anecdotal. An elderly man and woman
were shot and killed as they prayed in their house.
??? White, Walter F. “The Eruption of Tulsa.”
Nation 112 (29 June 1921):
909-10
Unidentified
Woman
Black Dead ??? Anecdotal. An elderly man and woman
were shot and killed as they prayed in their house.
??? White, Walter F. “The Eruption of Tulsa.”
Nation 112 (29 June 1921): 909-10; also
referred to In Smitherman poem.
Unidentified Man Black Dead? ??? Shot out of the window at the Masons and
Oddfellows hall
?? Testimony of Barney Cleaver (Redfearn vs.
American Central Insurance Co).
8 Unidentified Men ??? Dead? ??? A few shot up by the tracks that night
(some carried off?), and several more shot at and hit at the 400 block of
Easton
?? Testimony of Columbus F. Gabe (Redfearn vs.
American Central Insurance Co).
2 unidentified men ??? Dead? ??? Lying in the street at Archer and
Cincinatti by around 11 at night
?? Testimony of Henry C. Sowters (Redfearn vs.
American Central Insurance Co).
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Found dead after having fled town while
wounded.
??? Tulsa paper. quoted in Angels of Mercy.
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Found dead after having fled town while
wounded.
??? Tulsa paper. quoted in Angels of Mercy.
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Found dead after having fled town while
wounded.
??? Tulsa paper. quoted in Angels of Mercy.
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Found dead after having fled town while
wounded.
??? Tulsa paper. quoted in Angels of Mercy.
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Found dead after having fled town while
wounded.
??? Tulsa paper. quoted in Angels of Mercy.
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Found dead after having fled town while
wounded.
??? Tulsa paper. quoted in Angels of Mercy.
Unidentified Man Black Dead ??? Found dead 2 Miles north of Dawson, after having fled north while wounded
from a gunshot to the neck.
23d Black Body found. “A tall yellow
skinned negro”.

May be Ed Lockard who is buried in Oaklawn. he may have been shot by a
pilot.

??? Tulsa Daily World, 7 Jun 1921

Warner, Richard S., “Airplanes and the Riot” in the TRRC
Report (28 Feb 2001) citing an unidentified newspaper article.

Unidentified Black Dead ??? Found burned in business bldg on
Greenwood
??? Tulsa paper. 5 June 1921 quoted in
Angels of Mercy.
Unidentified Black Dead ??? Found burned in business bldg on
Greenwood
??? Tulsa paper. 5 June 1921 quoted in
Angels of Mercy.
Unidentified Black Dead ??? There were 2 people who were dead prior
to the riot whose bodies were not recovered from the Jackson Mortuary.
??? Snow, Clyde C. “Confirmed Deaths” in the TRRC
Report (28 Feb 2001)
Unidentified Man White Dead ??? A lone pedestrian was taken for a Black,
and fired upon – being hit 25 times.
??? Tulsa Daily
World
, 1 Jun 1921
Unidentified
Man
Black Dead ??? Anecdotal. This may be Nathaniel
Smith, according to Lett family researchers.
??? Various interviews with Elwood Lett
Unidentified
Man
Black Dead ??? Anecdotal. Jack Thomas described a man
who had been shot in the back falling into his house on
Archer
??? Parrish, Mary E. Jones, ed. Events of the Tulsa Disaster. Tulsa: Privately printed,
1922?.
Family of R.E. Love Black Missing ??? Missing after several days Love, Richard (c) porter 105 E 3rd rms 524 1/2 Archer (no wife
listed) (1921); Both Love, Richard (c) lab, rms 520 E Easton and Love Robert (c )
(Wife: Lydia) r.1206 N Greenwood av (1922)
Tulsa paper quoted in Angels of Mercy.
McElhaney, J. R. White Dead? ??? May not have
been involved with the riot.
He is listed as having died before he
could be tried for bad check writing. James J. McElhaney appears in both 1921 and
1922 directories.
No listing Quoted in Angels of Mercy.
Osborne, Robert L. White Dead 25 b. 28 Jun 1902 Indiana. R.L. Osborn was shot late
Sunday 5 June, and has nothing to do with the Riot.
However, the
TRRC listed him.
Maybe “Riot deaths”, Tulsa Daily World, 5 February 2000; Tulsa Daily
World
, 6 Jun 1921; Martin Fleming/Ninde Funeral Home
Record
35-40 unidentified Whites who were
slightly wounded, came into Tulsa Hospital for treatment then left without
leaving name or address.
Tulsa Tribune, 1 June 1921
15 or 30 wounded patients called at
Oklahoma Hospital to get wounds dressed, but left.
Tulsa Tribune, 2 June 1921
47 Blacks were being taken
care of at Cinnibar Hospital for injuries by Sunday 5 Jun.
Report
that Friday3 Jun there had been 72 but many were released.
Tulsa Tribune, 5 June 1921
19 Died on/before 30 Dec 1921 under care
of Red Cross
First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
48 # of wounded Whites hospitalized during and after riot at Red Cross
Expense
First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
135 # of wounded Blacks hospitalized during and after riot at Red Cross
Expense
First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
98 # of wounded Blacks hospitalized since riot First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
233 Total # (Blacks) receiving Hospital care 233 First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
22 # of people who are still in Hospital at 30 Dec First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
18 # of people who died First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
193 # of people who have been released First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
233 First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
531 # receiving Red Cross Care 514 First Aid report (30 Dec 1921), quoted in Angels of Mercy, and Johnson,
Hannibal, Black Wall Street.
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4 thoughts on “Known Dead and Wounded in the Tulsa Race Riot

  1. My grandfather was wounded in the riot. T.J. (Thomas Jay, senior) Essley was in the Oklahoma National Guard and was shot in the neck by a sniper. His account of the riot is found in the University of Tulsa archives. You can find the reference number by Googling his name and the Tulsa Riot.

      • Do you have any links or information concerning Sgt Essley and the race riots. I’m just trying to sort out legend from actual events. Sad to say, I was raised to believe the events were almost opposite of what happened.

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