The following comes directly from the first page of Auxiliary Unit 142’s history book:
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit to the Andrew Blackwell Post No. 142 of Hominy, Oklahoma was reorganized May 15, 1928, with Mrs. Bean of Barnsdall Unit, siding with the organization.
Mrs. Clarence Stinson was elected president for the first year, all officers were installed by Mrs. Prentiss of Fairfax, Oklahoma.
The Unit pledged three dollars a month welfare to be sent to, Mrs. Jennie Stewart, quarterly.
Collected donations for eight hundred and fifty poppies, “Poppy Day.”
Adopted a little four year old girl (Leeta Boxford) at the Ponca City Home School, supplied her with all necessary clothing.
Paid our “Christmas Buddy Fund.”
Had a membership of one hundred and eighteen including the cradle roll.
Andrew Blackwell for whom our Post is named. He was inducted into the service January 28, 1918 at Pawhuska, Oklahoma. He sailed for foreign service May 23, 1918 and died May 25, 1918 in the line of duty, sinking of the Moldavia. He was serving as a private Company B. 58th Infantry at the time of his death his body was never recovered from the English Channel. He was the first Hominy resident killed in action, during WWI.
Corporal Claude Francis Terry died in Camp Travis, Texas, February 16, 1918.
Lee Stand, died August 17, 1922.
Walter Sellers, died September 14, 1922.
James Samuel Jackson, died October 29,1927.
Charles G. Casey, died December 25, 1927.
Jack Petty, died January 15, 1927.
For more local history, see our the AUXILIARY webpage, and the history of the “HUT”.