THE LINDSAY NEWS (Lindsay, Oklahoma) - Friday, Oct. 9, 1925
Jerry Carson, familiarly called "Uncle Jerry" by his friends, passed away at his home in Erin Springs, October 1, 1925, aged 79 years, 5 months and 16 days; he had been in failing health for several years and was broken in body and mind several months before the end came.
Jerry Carson was born at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, April 15, 1846. He came to this section of country in 1870 and was probably the first white settler to locate here.
He was united in marriage with Miss. Lulu McCaughey , Dec. 18, 1874. To this union six children were born, five of whom survive, viz: Mrs. Charles See, Miss Cora Carson , Mrs. Rose Alexander and Jack Carson , all of Lindsay, and Mrs. Clarence Mays of Manitou, Colorado. The other child, James Carson , met a violent death in a railway accident several years ago, Mrs. Carson departed this life Nov. 5, 1893.
"Uncle Jerry" lived within a half mile of the home in which he died for fifty-five years, and was known to many people in this section of country especially the old settlers.
In the summer of 1917, little Miss Mignon Laird, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Laird, who were living in Lindsay temporialy, (sic) wrote a brief history of Erin Springs and the same was published in the Lindsay News, in the issue of June 29, 1917. A considerable portion of that history was gained in a conversation she had with "Uncle Jerry" Carson.