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James A. Carr

A representative citizen of Warren is James A. Carr, who is foreman of the planing mill of the Southern Lumber Company.

A native of North Carolina, his birth occurred near Goldsboro on the 6thof November, 1872, a son of William George and Mary Ann Elizabeth (Matt) Carr, both also natives of that state. The father is still living in Randolph, Louisiana, near which point he has engaged in farming for  years.  Mrs. Carr died in 1907, when sixty-four years of age.

The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Carr was celebrated in Washington, North Carolina, and to their union seven children were born, five boys and two girls, James A., being the second in order of birth. Four boys and one girl are living.

In the acquirement of an education James A. Carr attended the common schools near Kingsland, Arkansas, and after putting his textbooks aside engaged in farming until he was twenty-four years of age. For the following nine years he was connected with the Saline Lumber Company, near Kingsland, and when he left that concern he was holding the position of foreman of the planning mill.

Going to Kensett, this state, he was for the next two years active in like capacity for the Doniphan Lumber Company and in 1915 came to Warren as foreman of the planning mills of the Southern Lumber Company, one of the largest concerns of its kind in Bradley county.

On the 12th of May, 1895, at Kingsland, occurred the marriage of Mr. Carr to miss Louise Ann German, a daughter of Levi German, a prominent resident of that place. To their union seven children have been born: The eldest child, Mary Alice, died at the age of seven years; James Alexander, the second in order of birth, is twenty-two years of age and is working for the Southern Lumber Company here. He is a veteran of the World war, having served in the United States navy for thirteen months, at the time of his discharge being a first-class seaman; Elvon Alphus Carr, nineteen years of age, is attending the public schools here; Floyd Leslie, twelve years of age and Doris Aline, eight years of age, are also students in the schools of Warren; the youngest member of the family is Susie Kathleen, three years of age.

Mrs. Carr has many friends in this community and takes a prominent and active part in its club and social life. The religious faith of the family is that of the Baptist church and Mr. Carr is a generous contributor to its support. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons and has attained the third degree. He is one of the alert and energetic businessmen of Warren who has won his present success as the result of intelligently directed effort, close application to the job at hand and innate business ability. He is interested in any movement for public development and improvement and is readily conceded to be a representative citizen.