Thomas QUAID Lee Harrington QUAID Thomas Delano Doma QUAID Minnie Ann QUAID Simpson Walter QUAID John Wesley QUAID Essie Marie QUAID Parthenia Ann KNAPP Mini tree diagram
Josie Lena QUAID

Josie Lena QUAID1,2

30th Aug 18951,2 - 14th Dec 19701

Life History

30th Aug 1895

Born in She was listed on the famliy's Choctaw card in 1901 as Josie L Quaid, age 5..1,2

14th Dec 1970


after 14th Dec 1970

Buried in Bold Springs Cemetery, Milburn, Johnston, Oklahoma.1


  • In January 1938, Lena's father's obituary reported that John wasliving at Sasakwa, Oklahoma.

    "Rev Thomas Quaid passed away January 20, at the home  of hisdaughter, Mts J O Skillern of Milburn.  Surviving are his wife andeight children, L H Quaid, Achilee; T D D Quaid, of PhillipsUniversity, Enid;  S W Quaid, Tishomingo; J W Quaid, Sasakwa;  Mrs W ZNewgent, Milburn; Mrs W E Jarnigin, Hugo;  Mrs W D Rhea, Milburn, andMrs J O Skillern, Milburn."
    --  Publication name unknown;  Original scan posted by T R Fincher 27 Mar 2015; accessed 9 April 2016

    Josie Lena's grandmother Emily Meece applied for recognition by theDawes Commission as a Choctaw Indian.

    Dawes Commission Index, 1896
    Case #67
    Emily Quaid
    Choctaw Tribe

    Emily's application was denied.  In 1896, and again in 1901, Lena'sfather Thomas, Emily's son, applied for citizenship in the ChoctawNation, along with several of his children.  This application was alsorejected.  The primary reason was probably that no blood quantum foreither Emily or her children or Thomas' children was known.

    Quaid Thomas, Choctaw in Chickasaw Nation registration, Dawes1896-1902
    Residence Reagan, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    1 Quaid, Thomas Age 42 Male Father Thomas W Quaid  Dead Non-CitizMother Emily Quaid Claim Choctaw [b abt 1854]
    2 Quaid, Thomas D D Son 18 M Father No 1Mother Ann Quaid Non-citizen[b abt 1883]
    3 Quaid, ?? N Dau 15 F Father No 1 Mother Ditto [b abt 1886, date ongrave for Minnie Ann is 14 Aug 1884]
    4 Quaid, Simpson W Son 13 M Ditto [b abt 1888, actual birth date onhis grave is 15 July 1888]
    5 Quaid, John Wesley Son 10 M Ditto [b abt 1891, birth date on hisgrave is 8 Sept 1890]
    6 Quaid, Josie L Dau 5 F Ditto
    7 Quaid, Essie M Dau 4 F Ditto
    Original registration 1896 Dawes roll
    Choctaw Blood Quantum of all:  "Don't Know"
    Application rejected 3 September 1902, Decision Approved by Secretaryof Interior 13 July 1904
    Notified 23 July 1904

    Lena Quaid Rhea
    Birth Aug. 30, 1895
    Death Dec. 14, 1970
    Thomas Quaid (1859 - 1938)
    Parthena Ann Knapp Quaid (1855 - 1943)
    Burial Bold Springs Cemetery, Milburn, Johnston County, Oklahoma, USA
    Maintained by djbm;  Originally Created by Stone Seeker Jul 26, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #20645408,


  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #20645408,
  • 2. 1902 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for FiveCivilized Tribes, 1898-1914
    • Quaid Thomas, Choctaw, Residence Reagan, Chickasaw Nation, card #3445

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