Clipped From Fort Gibson New Era
a A Sister of Henry Starr Mrs. Ada Benge, who lives near Mt. Manard, about four miles ssuth-east of Ft. Gibson, Gibson, is an exemplary and useful useful woman. She is a- Cherokee Cherokee . by blood, and has taught school since she was a.girl in her teens; and -though*married -though*married and has children, about grown, is still teaching near where; she lives, where she has taught for years, being considered one,; of the best school teachers it this part of the State. She is a sister of Henry Starr, the once noted leader of what was known as the "Starr Gang" of outlaws who was born and raised near this place by a good Christian Christian mother, but under evil influence went wrong; strong drink having much—toi—do. with his departure .from the way of his mother and sister. Mrs. Benge comes to town most every Saturday to trade and has a large circle of friends who are always glad to see her.