“The Osage Journal,” Pawhuska, OK, reported in the July 1, 1905 edition:
In an article, “4th of July Planned,” it is noted that W.S. Samuel will
recite the Declaration of Independence from memory at 10:30 a.m.
Then in the July 8 edition of the “The Osage Journal”:
“After the invocation music by the band, the Declaration of Independence was recited by W. S. Samuel in a very acceptable manner.”
Winfield Scott Samuel (1861-1918) was a pharmacist in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in the early 1900’s.