|Collection||Robertson, S. Ross|
|Object Name||print, photographic|
(1) photograph of Frank Daugherty, Shawnee Medicine Man.
Stewart Ross Robertson (1901-1969) was born in Mississippi, and started work in Oklahoma City writing obituaries and hospital notices. Wire service officials created a new job for him, as "Pony Editor." He prepared news reports in Oklahoma City for small papers over the state and delivered the reports by wire and telephone. He worked at the Associated Press in Oklahoma and Nebraska, and was transferred in 1925 to Oklahoma City as filing editor. He was married to Martha Garlick on June 3, 1926 in OKC. Robertson also wrote for the Tampa (FL) Morning Telegraph in 1926, and was hired in 1929 as a colunmist and editor for the Wichita, Kans. Eagle. He eventually moved back to Oklahoma City , where he and his brother owned a restaurant from 1931-1935. In 1937, he returned to his "first love," working for the Okmulgee Times, then moved onto to Muskogee as a desk man. He was promoted to telegraph editor and later to city editor, and stayed there until June 1950. He came to Lawton , but returned to Muskogee after his retirement here in April 1968. He died on March 19, 1969 following a short illness.