The Democrat, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, January 11, 1932
Sant Lunn was in from the farm on Wednesday.
Eld. B. M. Lemmons preached at Saddle last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Huffman were visiting relatives and friends.
J. H. Whiteside of Fryatt has our thanks for cash on subscription.
A large crowd attended the dance at the Nettleton Hotel last night.
Dave Loven and wife were up from South Fork, returning home yesterday.
Owen Taylor of Evening Shade was a pleasant caller at this office Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Pratt, farmer on R3, were in town yesterday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Pressly spent Christmas with their son, Harry Bergman, at Jonesboro.
Henry Risner and wife and son, Rudolph, were in West Plains Tuesday on business.
A. B. Dodgson, Wirth route, is new subscriber to The Democrat, paying in fresh meat.
Marion Risner, chief deputy under Sheriff W. T. Bowling was over from Salem Tuesday. Accompanied by Bert Graham he went to Afton township and arrested an 80 year old man on a charge of illegal cohabitation. They surely could have found an older man.
Grandma Williams of Morriston, Strawberry township, aged about 90, mother of A. V., Joe and Isaac, died and was buried on Christmas day. She was the widow of Dr. Bob Williams who served the Southern confederacy throughout that uncivil conflict, while his wife kept the home fires burning. She was a good woman. Dr. Bob died about 8 years ago and was sorely missed in his community, for he visited the sick and ministered to them without hope of reward.
Hiram Kester and family were painful victims of an auto accident last Saturday. They were riding on a truck with feet hanging off the side. They were dragged off by the banister on a bridge. Mrs. Kester and Goldie are in St. Bernard’s hospital, Jonesboro. We had a letter from Mrs. Kester Wednesday in which she says “she does not believe she will ever walk again: that they are broke and not able to get back home; no work, no money, no friends. If we have friends we would like for them to come to our rescue and send a truck after us.”
Homer Ammerman, 25, of Mammoth Spring, Miss Lorene Gray, 18, of Pocahontas, were married Dec. 30, 1931 at 7:45 p.m. at the home of John W. Baldwin, Esq., who officiated in his usual brief but impressive manner. The groom is the youngest brother of Russel Ammermana, 5th and 6th grade teacher in our school. The bridge is a pupil in our high school and had made many friends here beside Homer during her brief sojourn here. The happy pair went yesterday morning to the Ammerman farm at Oct in Bayou township where they will make their home. They were treated to an old fashioned charivari Wednesday night, although the rain was falling thick and fast.
The Democrat, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, January 29, 1932
Clarence and Hugh Lasseter, farmers on route 1, were in town Wednesday.
Lee Harrell, one of our best citizens, were visitors to our town Wednesday.
The Bell barber shop was burglarized Sunday night and $3 was taken from the slot machine.
John W. Baldwin, our “marrying justice,” and his wife, Mrs. Maud, were in from Baldwintown Wednesday.
Ordith Waits, 10, swallowed a pin Sunday frightening her mother and the rest of the family considerably.
Waldo Taylor and Lottie Riley of Alton (Missouri) visited in the home of Charley Wahlquist and family Wednesday night.
Carolin Jean, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Smoot, fell Sunday and cut her head frightfully. She is getting along fine.
Sam Holt and family now occupy the Main property at Third street and Bethel avenue, one of the handsomest residences in town. They moved Tuesday.
Fred Cherry of French was here Monday. He tells us his school, M. C. Carter, teacher, is getting along fine with a united people: that a free program will be put on tonight for the entertainment of all who will attend.
We are having some cold weather at this writing.
Newt Hunt, Mammoth Spring, was a visitor in town last week.
Mrs. Orgil Helm and little daughters, Juanice and Lota Ellen, visited relatives at this place last week.
Robt. Blevins and wife are the proud parents of a six pound girl.
Eldon Adams and Leota Haines surprised their friends by getting married last week.
Clarence Blevins of this place left for Oklahoma few days ago.
Everyone is invited to attend our B Y P U and Sunday school.
Sam Box moved into the Gusta Blevins property a few days ago.
George Porter of Kittle visited relatives here last week.
Rev. Bickley filled his regular appointment here Sunday.
Geo. Ragsdal and wife moved to their farm on Myatt last week.
Elgin Porter and family moved from Dewey to the Joe Simmons place.
Melton Green went to Mississippi Sunday where he has employment.
A. A. Taylor preached at Moten Sunday night and a large crowd attended.
Monroe Evans of Ash Flat accompanied by his cousin Nannie Mae Hunt went to West Plains Hospital Tuesday where he is taking treatments.
Roy Mitchell and family, accompanied by Thurman Beeching, attended the funeral of his father who died at Harrison last week. Mr. Mitchell and family have moved on his father’s farm at Harrison and we regret very much to lose them out of our community.
Old Confederate and His Wife in Need of Food
H. C. Arnold, 85, an old Confederate soldier, should receive assistance from those of our people, who are able to help him. Since the pensions stopped last July and fire destroyed his property at Salem he and his wife, 77, to whom he has been married 48 years, are destitute. It is up to our people to see that these dear old people do not suffer. We will all be old and in the way some day.
Such a worthy cause as this ought to enlist an immediate and a generous response.
It’s not what we get and hold fast to that blesses; but that which we use in relieving distress and suffering.
He who follows the example of the Master will be generous to the poor and needy.
Jolly Birthday Party
Catherine Cole celebrated her 10th birthday with a little party Tuesday. She received many nice presents. Her parents, Albert and Kate Cole, served a handsome repast of chocolate, pimento chess and deviled ham sandwiches, cake and cookies. Those present were:
Marvin Whittaker, Betty Mae, Joan, Oscar, and Mary Lou Jones, S. T. and Billy Hays, June Murrell, Marvin, Emma and Peggy Wahlquist, Hubert and Herbert Barton, William and Charles Maxey Leichner, Dorothy Ridge, Alberta and Jack Cole and Jean Doris Springer.
The Democrat, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, March 4, 1932
Wm. Smith, 83, for 16 years judge of the probate court of Oregon county (Missouri) and 20 years justice of the peace of Thayer township (Missouri), died last Sunday afternoon at his home 2 miles east of Thayer, of cancer on the face. He was a pioneer citizen, father of 9 children, loved by all who knew him. His funeral was preached by Rev. C. N. Gaines, pastor of the Thayer Methodist church, singing conducted by a class led by F. C. Lark, secretary of the Thayer Y.M.C.A. and burial was had in the Clifton cemetery by the Alton I.O.O.F. of which he was an honored member, attended by Odd Fellows from Mammoth Spring, Thayer, and Koshkonong.
J. M. Burrow died Tuesday at his home on Myatt creek (missing part of paper) west of town on high (missing part of paper) an illness of 6 weeks. (missing part of the paper) Bedford county, Tennessee 1854, Jim Burrow came to mammoth Spring at the age of 16, attending the one-room log schools here and working on the farm until at the age of 21 he was employed as a teacher. One of his pupils, Loerwood Davis, still lives, probably J. E. Blevins also. In 1885 the year this editor came to Mammoth Spring, Jim was admitted to the bar and since then has practices law. He was married in September 1878 to Miss Josie Whiteside, daughter of Allen and Sarah Whiteside, who came to Fulton county from Illinois at an early day. His wife and a large family of grown children survive him. Politically Jim Burrow was a staunch Democrat, casting his first vote for S. J. Tilden in 1876, and never scratching the Democratic ticket. He was buried in Riverside cemetery Wednesday, the funeral being conducted from the Methodist church by the Masonic order.
‘Aunt Alice’ Passes Away
“Aunt Alice” Smith, 92, mother of W. W. Smith, a prominent South Fork farmer, died Tuesday evening at the home of her son and was buried Wednesday at Burk’s Chapel, the family grave yard. She was the daughter of Richard Benton from whom came Will, John, Jim, and the long list of good citizens of that name and blood. Orville, son of Will Benton, was here Tuesday to meet Mrs. W. E. Cunningham, a daughter of “Aunt Alice”, who came from Stanford, Texas. The mother of a large family Ms. Smith was a good woman.
Claud Irby who has been ill for sometime is improving some.
Pearl Cash and Maxine Burnett visited Thayer High School Friday. Both had a nice time.
Dick Michaels took a truck load of people from this community to the services at the Church of Christ Sunday.
John Miller who has been a singing teacher is now teaching a class at Big Rock. Some of our young people hope to attend the class there.
Jim Holmes, with the help of Clarence Orr, is building a garage at his home.
Rolla Ladd sprained an ankle while playing basket ball one day last week.
The farmers of this neighborhood are getting the benefit of this fine weather by sowing oats.
Cullen Barnes and wife spent Sunday evening with the Ammermans.
Dick Hicks is the proud father of a new baby.
Trot Nicholson who is teaching school at Welcome Hill helps us in our singing Sunday. We will be glad to have Troy back with us soon.
Elmo Todd will work for Robt. Dowdy this summer.
Urah Jones and wife visited at the Stephens home Sunday.
B. A. Blackburn visited at D. W. Nicholsons Sunday.
Ora Pulley visited Carroll Yeahley Sunday.
Jessie Martin has built a new cow shed on his farm. He also has a large flock of sheep.
The Democrat, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, April 16, 1932
A large crowd attended the circus at Thayer Sunday.
Rev. Fred M. Glover has our thanks for cash on subscription.
Cone Murphy was up from Batesville Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Walker of Hardy were visiting friends here Tuesday.
Earl Sterling and Arthur Sims made a business trip to Hardy Tuesday.
Someone stole 12 chickens from S. G. Waggoner of Shelby town this week.
Walter Norris and family have moved into the Rightmire home formally occupied by Geo. Ball and wife.
A. W. Langston and son, Loyce, drove to Wild Cherry Sunday to visit Mrs. Lucy Langston, mother of A. W.
Charlie Walhquist, wife and baby have moved into the home belonging to Mrs. Ames near this office.
Mrs. Fred Huffman and son, Richard, are her from New Albany, Miss., visiting her parents J. R. and Mrs. Holt.
Geo. Elmore, wife and son returned to their home from in Jonesboro Monday after spending few days here visiting relatives and friends.
In loving memory of Boidy Jefferey,
who departed this life April 13, 1928. His smiling face and pleasant way are a
pleasure to recall. He has a kindly
word for each and died beloved by all.
Some day we hope to meet him.
Some day, we know not when,
To clasp his hand, in the far off land
Never to part again.
Mother and Father
Mrs. Bettie Bates, age 78, died Monday of heart trouble at the home of her son, Robert. The body was taken to the Bates cemetery 8 miles from Ash Flat by Earnest Blanton and there she was buried.
Emma Woodside McClelland
Mrs. Emma Woodside McClelland died Thursday April 7 at her home in Thayer. She leaves to mourn her departure, a husband, two sons and two daughters, Seay and Ray and Mrs. Virginia B. Fitzpatrick of Thayer (Missouri) and Miss Myra E. McClelland of Thayer. Funeral services at the Methodist Church last Saturday April 9. Rev. Gaines, officiating. Interment in the Thayer Cemetery.
Mary Ann Sheppard
Mary Ann Sheppard, wife of Cleve Sheppard committed suicide at her home 6 miles west of Thayer Tuesday morning at 10:30 by sending a bullet into her stomach with a shot gun, dying two hours later. Despondent over bad health is believed to have been the cause of this act. (paper is unreadable due to tears and holes) in the Shiloh cemetery.
The people of Mammoth Spring were shocked Wednesday to hear that Van Vincent had died at this home on Spring river near Cold Spring. Van had been sick for several days with typhoid fever and the end came early Wednesday morning, April 13. Van was born August 26, 1885 in Calhoun, Kentucky, McLean county. He was married to Maggie Charlton Nov. 1911. To this union three children were born, Helen, La Verne and A. J.; two of which are living, Helen and A. J., La Verne dying at the age of 2. Van leaves to mourn his departure a wife and two children and his mother, Mrs. J. W. Santford, also a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church yesterday morning at 10:30 by Rev. Gaines of Thayer. Interment in Riverside cemetery.
The Democrat, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, April 29, 1932
Miss Laura Jackson was a visitor at the home of Mr. Reece Smith Sunday.
Mr. Noah Smith spent Sunday night with Mr. Wesley Whiteside.
Miss Vivian and Melba Burke were the visitors at the home of Miss Mae Whiteside Sunday.
Mr. Lehman Dowdy is farming for Mrs. Mattie Holloway this week.
Mr. Fred M. Glover filled his appointment at Welcome Hill Sunday.
The depression that has caused bank, school and road failures and general sorrow throughout the state, does not seem to have affected the Fulton county marriage mill in the least. Here is a list of 16 couples married at Salem during the month as shown from the records of Omery Weathers, county clerk:
Troy Rand, 21, Wild Cherry Miss Lois Wayland, 16, Wild Cherry
Dolphus Rand, 18, Wild Cherry Miss Hazel Elliott, 18, Wild Cherry
Jack White, 21, Wideman Miss Gladys Helen, 19, Salem
Erskin Goodson, 21, Wiseman Miss Grace Taylor, Salem
V. G. Ditmore, 29, Agnos Miss Belle Howard, 28. Glencoe
Carl Langston, 25, Salem Miss Clara Yeahley, 23, Salem
T. H. Durham, 27, Ott Miss May Taylor, 18, Leota, Mo.
J. R. Henley, 62, Green Forrest Miss S. F. Mize, 62, Viola
E. R. Lock, 22, West Plains Miss Mozelle Cooper, 21, West Plains
Clyde Porter, 20, Mam. Spring Miss Alma Henley, 18, Mam. Spring
Cecil Bratton, 25, Salem Dora Belle Albright, 16, Camp
V. H. Wohlford, 23, Calico Rock Miss Addie Stroud, 26, Calico Rock
Dean Moore, 22, West Plains Miss Bess Hilburn, 18, West Plains
Eugene Cockman, 20, Bismarck Miss Ruth Davis, 19, Bismarck
Dale Lingo, 19, Mocoma, Mo. Kathleen O’Dell, 18, Moody, Mo.
H. E. Harmon, 21, Fulton, Mo. Miss Jewel Fry, 18, Alton, Mo.
Rachel and Ruby Barnett spent Monday night with Mrs. H. C. Ammerman.
Loyd Ellis and family went on a fishing trip Sunday.
Effie Guffy spent Friday with May Sconce.
H. C. Ammerman purchased a milk cow from Mr. Turner of Leota Tuesday.
Mrs. Owen Cameron spent Thursday with Mrs. Dick Hicks.
H. C. Ammerman went to Bakersfield on business Monday.
The father of Russell Divelbliss who lives in Oklahoma is visiting in this community.
Albert Pope of Cross Roads died Saturday of Influenza.
Perry Risner, 50, son of Henry V. and Mrs. Risner, after an illness of several weeks, died at 4 o’clock Sunday morning at the home of his parents, 15 miles east of Thayer, in Oregon county, Mo., of typhoid fever. Perry was born in the county where he died and made his home with his parents, his entire lifetime, never marrying. Unlike some boys, Perry was of a quiet and studious disposition, taking no part in the “harum-scarum” and whoopee-making ways of the world. Early in life Perry gave his heart to God and united with the Christian church, thereafter walking the straight and narrow pathway, finding peace, pleasure and satisfaction in His service.
Eld. Harry Beatty conducted the funeral service Monday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill church; burial in the grave yard at same place.
Beside his parents, Perry is survived by two brothers, Arden and Elmer, and six sisters, Nova Morris, Elvas Ross, Edith Russell, Cozette Combs, and Misses Flora and Viola, and a host of friends and other relatives.
John Weir, son of the late Will Weir, has told us that Luther Frazier died sometime ago in Tulsa, Okla. We are sorry. We were boys together, grew up and worked together, side by side and as competitors, and we loved Luther as a brother. He was honorable, possessed many admirable traits, and when himself would have been an asset to any community. For several years he operated the Record here and has many friends who will be sorry to know he is gone.
The Democrat, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, September 30, 1932
J. Edward Davis, 46, Nov. 14 died in Alvin, Texas, Wednesday night, September 28, 1932, of tuberculosis, and was buried this afternoon in the Davis graveyard east of Thayer, the body arriving here via the Frisco at 2:30 today. The graveyard was started by the Davis family in 1820.
Ed left here with his family for Alvin, Tex., about two years ago. Ill health of his wife prompted the move, as Ed’s health was good.
The health of Mrs. Davis improved from their arrival in the Texas town, which is just out of Houston.
Allowing decaying teeth to remain too long, it is said, poisoned his blood and developed tuberculosis.
He is the first of the C. C. Davis family to ever show any sign of tuberculosis.
He is the father of five children, only two of whom are living, two sons, Edward and Hershel.
Beside these and his wife he is survived by one whole and two half brothers, three whole and one half sister and many other relatives and a host of friends.
Ed was whole brother of Hosea Davis, state game and fish warden. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. N. Bickley at the cemetery.
Ike Graham, 62, brother to Bert Graham, marshall of Mammoth Spring, died Wednesday, September 28, 1932, in St. Bernard’s hospital, Jonesboro and the body was brought here for burial in Riverside cemetery yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Funeral service at Methodist church conducted by Rev. Fred M. Glover, pastor, assisted by Rev. O. O. Russell, pastor of the Presbyterian church.
Burial was in Riverside cemetery, directed by Leo Carr.
The burial was under auspices of the Spanish-American was veterans and a beautiful and impressive cemetery was performed at the grave.
Spanish-American war veterans served as pall bearers.
A large assembly of mourning friends gathered at the church house and followed to the graveyard.
The floral offering was profuse and beautiful.
The Democrat, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, May 20, 1932
Hugh Erwin was here from Jonesboro Wednesday.
Andy Swatzenball was down from Thayer Tuesday.
Ben Meeks an insurance man of Thayer was in town Tuesday.
Oletta and Ople Holman were down from Thayer Monday.
H. A. Northcutt was over from Salem Monday.
Marion Risner was in town Monday.
Frank Schill is here visiting relatives and friends.
J. A. Pruitt, of Batesville was in town Wednesday. Mr. Pruitt is with the State Revenue Dept.
Paul Murphy and wife of Emporia, Kas., are here visiting relatives and friends.
Tom Hunt and wife of Lake City were visiting relatives and friends here and at Moten Sunday.
W. H. Blackburn, Saddle, has our thanks for cash on subscription.
D. H. Springer was taken to the Methodist hospital at Memphis Sunday for an operation.
Fred Bingham, candidate for tax assessor was a caller at this office Monday.
Will Bowling, present sheriff and candidate for re-election was in town Monday.
The home of A. A. Earls at Thayer was destroyed by fire last Friday night.
Mrs. R. Ed. Campbell and son of Paducah, Ky., are here visiting her parents, Will and Mrs. Lytle.
W. C. Gregg and family, Walnut Ridge, attended the funeral of his sister-in-law, Mrs. John Brunk in Girard, Kas., Sunday, returning home Monday.
Harry L. Ponder, of Walnut Ridge, Attorney for the Ark-Mo. Power Co., and T. G. Seal, of Blytheville, Ass’t General Manager of the Ark-Mo. Power Co., were in town Monday.
Mrs. A. Schill and daughter Clara, left Sunday for Pittsburgh, Pa., stopping at St. Louis for Lena and Anna Schill, who will accompany them to visit relatives in Pittsburgh.
A daughter of Jim Wallace of Many Islands was hurt Sunday while enroute from Many Islands to Moten to the singing convention. The accident occurred between Mammoth Spring and Many Islands when she fell off of a truck going around a curve and her arm was bruised considerably. She had her arm dressed on her way to Moten with the rest of the crowd.
John Wooldridge Passes Away
John Wooldridge born July 27, 1860, died Monday May 9 at his home here in Mammoth Spring at the age of 71 years, 9 months, and 12 days. Death was caused by acute indigestion. He had helped his wife about washing, he drawing the water and doing various other things toward helping; when he was thorough he laid down on a cot to rest while his wife was getting dinner. When dinner was ready she called him and he told her to go ahead and eat, that he didn’t want anything and this she did; soon she heard him groaning and went to him, finding that his hands were shaking; she immediately called some of her neighbors; Tom Beck going after the doctor, but Mr. Wooldridge died before the doctor arrived. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife and 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls, Henry, Josh, Jessie, Duvie, Mrs. Grovie Brawley, Mrs. Janie Arwood, all living at St. Vernando, California, and a host of relatives and friends. Three of the children were present at the funeral, Mrs. Janie Arwood, Mrs. Grovie Brawley and Henry Wooldridge. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Sunday, May 15, conducted by Rev. E. N. Bickley and interment in the Wooldridge graveyard east of town.
The Democrat, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, July 18, 1932
Mrs. Cecil Smith and little son visited Charlie Frazier Thursday evening.
W. A. Blackburn and wife spent Wednesday night with Charlie Blackburn and wife.
B. M. Lemmons filled his regular appointment here Saturday night, Sunday and Sunday night.
Norma Mosey spent Saturday night and Sunday with Velva Smith.
B. M. Lemmons took dinner with Ira Smith and family Sunday.
Otho Powell spent Saturday night with Doyle Blackburn.
C. C. Knodle and wife were callers at the James Kriebel home Sunday.
Oleon and Imogene Colley spent Sunday with Irene Godwin.
Martha Hatfield spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mrs. Will Geib.
Mrs. Charlie Blackburn visited her mother, Mrs. Anderson Frazier, Saturday.
Mrs. Jim Hall called on Mrs. Lenzie Langston Saturday.
Lemuel Blackburn of Saddle spent Saturday night with Carwin Mosey.
Mrs. James Kriebel called on Mrs. C. C. Krodee Saturday evening.
Doyle Blackburn spent Saturday night with Charlie Blackburn and wife.
News was received here Sunday of the death of Tom Hackney’s mother, whose home is near Ash Flat. Funeral services are to be held Monday afternoon.
Will Ragsdale and little girl spent the 4th with their son, Rupert.
J. W. Baldwin and wife and D. F. Burke and wife made a business trip to Evening Shade Friday.
Mae Whiteside spent Sunday night with Vivian Burke.
Clyde Porter and wife are moving this week on Mr. Chumley’s farm near Edgar Porter.
Mrs. Grace Wooten and children were visitors in the home of her brother H. F. Banks and wife Saturday night and Sunday.
Lora Banks visited in the home of Otto Dowdy and wife Saturday night and reported a very nice time.
Frostproof Michaels was hunting cows in this community Friday of last week.
Jack Terry of this community is building a dwelling house on the mail route.
Faye Banks spent Sunday nite with her aunt, Mrs. Gracie Wooted.
Miss Fraddie Michaels spent last Saturday night and Sunday with Lora, Faye and Dorothy Banks.
Glenn Michaels and Morse Porter were visitors at the home of H. F. Banks Sunday and all went bathing.
Henry Arnette is now carrying the date with Mrs. Gracie Wooten.
Loyd Banks is carrying the date with Miss Mamie Harrison.
The Democrat, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, August 26, 1932
H. K. Demirjean has a wonderful garden. Tomatoes weighting a pound each and lots of them. Egg plants, Irish and sweet potatoes.
Elder and Mrs. L. V. Brown and family returned Wednesday from a short visit with Mrs. Brown’s parents who live on a farm in Texas county, Mo.
V. A. Daniel and wife came in with their sister Mrs. Wakefield and visited at the old home with their father, F. M. Daniel, returning Saturday to Monette, Mo.
Joe and Mary Ramsey, Pentecost singers, just out of a meeting with Eld. Shan at Hoxie, came in Monday for a brief rest. Mrs. Ramsey has been sick the last few days but is improving.
Misses Dorothy Wood and Doris Virginia Hogan who have been visiting Miss Betty Pumphrey at the Nettleton Hotel left for home Saturday, accompanied by Miss Pumphrey who visited them until Tuesday, Aug. 23.”
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Price and children, E. T. Jr., and Emily, of Claremont, California, and Mrs. Harold Marts, of Hot Springs, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Jones, and a family reunion is on at the Jones house.
After a continued business lasting 37 years the store house of the late J. E. Ford is now empty. Mrs. Ford sold the stock to Laman and Johnson, merchants at Cave City, Sharp county, this week and the purchasers trucked the goods to their town.
Mrs. Ava Holland, 102, died last Saturday at her home near French.
The funeral of Pat Dutton Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church was largely attended. The building was filled to overflowing with friends. The floral offering was great. Military burial.
Wm. Fry, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Fry, died Tuesday afternoon at 7:15 o’clock at the home of his parents in the west part of town and was buried Wednesday in the Thayer cemetery, funeral conducted by Leo Carr, funeral sermon by Eld. Charley Wooldridge.
The body of Wm. G. Cornelius who was killed on the highway above Thayer last Friday, was prepared for burial and carried to Wiseman, Saturday, by Leo Carr. The truck was fixed up by Sanders brothers and was taken to Wiseman Sunday. The two woman, Cornellus’ wife and mother, also 4-year-old daughter, were sufficiently recovered from the shock to go to Wiseman and attend the funeral.
Mrs. Lucile Hudgens, 22, daughter of Eld. and Mrs. Charley Wooldridge, died last Thursday in General Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., and was buried in the Thayer cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock funeral service in Thayer Pentecost church by Eld. Templeton, the pastor, burial conducted by Leo Carr, the undertaker. The floral offering was beautiful and profuse. Beside her husband, Aubrey Hudgens, and 2-year-old daughter, Charline, Lucille leaves her father and mother, three brothers and three sisters. The brothers are Charley, Raleigh and Bonny, the sisters Lela, Wanda Lee and Naomi. Fours rows of seats in the church were reserved for the family and relatives and these were just half enough. This premature death was a heavy blow to our dear friends, Eld. and Mrs. Charley Wooldridge and to our committee. The parents were both at her bedside when the end came. It is stated Lucille departed in peace, declaring she was ready to go.
The home of Eld. Abbey, Thayer, was totally destroyed by fire at noon Tuesday. Eld. Abbey had come in to dinner and to entertain Joe Ramsey, who was visiting him. Mrs. Abbey was in the kitchen preparing the meal on a gasoline stove. The stove exploded, setting fire to clothing of Mrs. Abbey and their 12-year-old daughter. But for fast work on the part of Abbey and Ramsey both would probably have burned to death. Caring for these the flames got under such headway that nothing else could be save – only the clothing on them was saved, and it was little that Mrs. Abbey and her daughter had on after the fire was distinguished. Abbey is pastor of the Pentecost church of Mammoth. A pounding will be given to them Saturday night at our Pentecost church.
The Democrat, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, September 16, 1932
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Burns returned Saturday from a visit in Kansas City with relatives.
Wm. Cooper, after spending a week with his brother, Lee, departed Monday for Trumann.
Joe Hatman, live-wire merchant, and mighty good citizen of Saddle, was here yesterday on business.
V. C. Greggs took charge of the local affairs of the Arkansas-Missouri Power Co., last Monday morning.
Miss Ione Taylor was a guest at the home of her aunt, Mrs. B. Burns, near Many Islands last week.
The four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Sparks, was released from the Jonesboro hospital Sunday.
Elder Jess Abbey, pastor of the Apostolic Faith Church of Mammoth Spring, is a reader of this “puny effort.
Harve A. Montgomery writes from Manson, Randolph county, that baby No. 13 was recently born to himself and wife, a boy.
John L. Evans was a visitor to Mammoth Spring Wednesday. It was his first appearance in town in almost a year. He lives near Saddle in Myatt township. He told us his brother, France, is in good health and doing well.
Prof. Rainwater and wife and Mrs. Herrman Miller, of Imboden, and Dr. Ball, wife and their two boys, of Ravenden, spent Sunday visiting Wm. L. Miller, wife and mother, Mrs. Hale.
J. I. Dodd, lessee of the Fred Bingham oil station and garage, at Salem, now owns the Salem-Calico Rock mail line, and has Ramond Scarberry managing the same. Mr. Dodd purchased the route for Charley Landers.
Frank Breene and family arrived last week from Dodge City, Kansas, the family to remain some time with Mrs. Breene’s father, C. H. Street, on Eminence hill. Mr. Breene returned to Dodge City and his employment.
Hosea Davis, and his two sisters, Mrs. H. F. Pohnert and Mrs. Hattie Jones, left Monday in Hosea’s car for Alvin, Texas, to the bedside of their brother, Ed. Who is very low of tuberculosis. Alvin, is near Houston, Texas. They have planned to get back in one week.
It happened at Thayer Sunday. Esq. George Johnson performed the ceremony. The contracting parties were Sames Groves, 22, and Miss Lena Kester, 16, daughter of Hiram and Mrs. Kester. The newlyweds have been sweethearts since childhood, the two families having been neighbors 8 years. A big dinner was spread at the home of the bride’s parents, in the good, old-fashioned way, enjoyed by 40 or more. May their troubles all be little ones.
Jesse McHenry, and family, after visiting the Pulleys here and relatives at South Fork for a couple of weeks, returned last Saturday to their Coffeyville, Kansas, home. It was their first trip back to the state of their childhood in several years. Their grand-mother, “Aunt Emily,” Pulley, mother of Jap, 94 years old, accompanied them home in their car.
Mrs. W. A. Wallace, 82, mother of J. D. Wallace, of Mammoth Spring, died at Rison Cleveland county, Sept. 5, 2:30 a.m. at the home of Grover C. Wallace, another son, whom she stopped to visit enroute to Mammoth.
Her home was in Kansas City with a daughter, Mrs. Lilly Wood, who had accompanied her mother to Grand Saline, Texas, there to visit Mrs. Sadie Davenport, their daughter and sister. Mrs. Wood returned to Kansas City. After a short stay in Texas Mrs. Wallace went to Rison and from there was coming here to visit a day with J. D. and wife. She was sick only three days. Before taking to bed she visited the graveyard, where many of her loved ones sleep, and while there selected a spot where she chose to be buried.
She was laid to rest where she wished, all her children being present, the youngest of whom is 32 and the eldest 63; also 7 grand the 2 great-grand children.
She was converted and united with the Missionary Baptist church in 1867, in Nodaway county, Missouri, where her people and the Wallaces and Lamars were the first settlers.
Her father was Col. Lindolph Walker of the Confederate army.
J. D. Wallace attended the funeral, and while there had the pleasure of visiting with all his brothers and sisters a few days, including two bachelor brother who reside in California.
The Democrat, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, September 21, 1932
C. V. and Mrs. O’Neill went to Batesville Wednesday to visit their daughter, Mrs. Dr. May.
Miss Geneva Sutherland of Oklahoma City, is visiting J. N. Sutherland and family here and relatives at Camp, Ark.
Clifton Hatman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hatman, merchants of Saddle, was visitor to this office Tuesday. Joe was up Monday.
Miss Beaulah Carl, instructor in the University of Tennessee was a guest in the home of Mrs. Harley Jeffery and family first of the week.
Thirty years ago Sunday Aug. 28, C. C. Davis, father of Hosea and John H. Davis, was murdered by Tom Bastick in Spring City addition to Mammoth Spring.
Miss Elizabeth Holland, graduate nurse, employed in the Baptist Hospital, Memphis, left today for her duties after a two weeks visit with her mother, Mrs. James Holland.
From eating canned blackberries, Mrs. Henry Hawkins of near Batesville, and her 4-year-old son, Ernest, are dead and two other smaller children are recovering in a hospital.
Eld. A. M. Lemmons, of Toler, Texas, arrived Thursday to visit his brother, Eld. B. M. Lemmons. He preached last night at the Church of Christ and will preach again tonight at same place.
Wm. Carroll of Carroll’s Grocery, and J. R. Holt, are visiting Bob Holt in Bartlesville, Okla. It is Will’s first absence from business since he moved with his mother from Viola, when a mere boy.
Peter Deisch and family, consisting of wife and two daughters, Dorothy and Sue, of Helena, were Mammoth Spring visitors Monday. Mrs. Deisch and the two girls spent the summer at Hardy. They all went back to Helena Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jones and 3 children, Ernestine, Mary Louise, and Billy, returned yesterday to their home in Florence, Colo., after a few days visit with relatives and friends in Thayer, Mo., and Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. They were accompanied home by Mrs. Jones’s brother, Raymond Arnold, of Thayer, who will visit with them for a few days.
An item that we omitted unintentionally last week was of the visit to the reunion and his mother, Mrs. M. J. Blackburn, of Simon P. Michael of 2544 North 36th street, East St. Louis, Ill. S. P. experienced an accident a few weeks previous that came near taking his life. He is a railroad man. While switching in the yards at East St. Louis he was bumped from the engine, struck by it, and his body being so large he was thrown off the track to safety. The Democrat is glad to report that with the exception of a few broken ribs, two skinned up legs and other minor injuries S. P. is getting along fine.