Mammoth Spring Democrat Newspaper, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, July 18, 1941

Four Alton Boys Injured in Car Accident

Four Alton youths narrowly escaped death and three of them sustained painful injuries when an automobile in which they were riding on Highway 63 left the road and turned over two or three times in the ditch about 10 o’clock last Saturday night.

Robert Dorris, 17, son of Judge Gordon Dorris, probably was the most severely injured, having suffered a long cut across the forehead which required ten stitches to close, while his right ear was badly lacerated.

Jack Minnich, 18, son of Dewey Minnich, collector of Oregon County, who was thrown out of the car, suffered severe cuts on the top of his head and also severe body bruises.

Carl Forrest, 17, son of Dr. George B. Forrest, suffered cuts on his right hand.

Lee Taylor, Jr., 17, son of County Assessor lee Taylor, was the fourth member of the party in the car and escaped with minor scratches and bruises.

The automobile, owned by Dewey Minnich and which was being driven by young Forrest at the time of the accident, was practically demolished, according to State Trooper Clyde N. Brill of West Plains – West Plains Daily Quill.

“Uncle Jack” Charleton Buried at Thayer Cemetery

Andrew Jackson Charlton, better known to his many friends at “Uncle Jack” was born in Christenburg, W. Va. On January 5th, 1856, and departed this life at his home in Mammoth Spring on Friday, July 11, 1941, at the age of 85 years, 6 months, and 7 days.

Uncle Jack was married Sept. 13, 1891 to Miss Lily West of Topeka, Kansas.  She preceded him in death in 1939.  Had “Uncle Jack” and his wife lived until Sept. 12 this year, they would have been married 50 years.

To this union seven daughters were born, Christina Lane of Ottowa, Kansas; Maggie Fuhrman and Nancy Ryan, Mammoth; Myrtle Currence, Memphis, Tenn., Bess Patterson, Searcy, Ark.; Ester Riley, Mt. Vernon, Ill.

In addition to the seven daughters, he is survived by fourteen grand-children; also a host of friends who mourn his departure.

“Uncle Jack” accepted Christ and joined the Methodist Church at Camp, Ark., forty-eight years ago and has lived a consistent Christian life since that time.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30, at the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. D. G. Hindman, pastor of the Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. E. N. Bickley.

Burial was in the Thayer cemetery beside his wife.

J. H. Whiteside Laid to Rest in Moten Cemetery

J. H. Whiteside passed away at his home near Fryatt, Ark., Tuesday, July 15, at the age of 67 years, 5 months, and one day.

He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, five boys and four girls, Wesley Whiteside, Bertha Laster, Flora Hurt, William Whiteside, and (unable to read the print due to black lines) of Mammoth Spring, Elzie Whiteside, St. Louis, Everett Whiteside, Whiting, Indiana, Sid and Tressie Whiteside of the home; thirteen grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Belle Todd of Mammorth Spring, and Margaret Wascot of Oklahoma, beside a host of relatives and friends.

One child and 4 grandchildren preceded him in death.

Mr. Whiteside was loved and respected by all who knew him.

He has been a member of the Christ of Christ for 20 years and was a loyal and faithful worker for Christ all these years.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Moten church, conducted by Eld. B. M. Lemmons, and the singing was by the Welcome Hill-Moten class.

Burial was in the Moten cemetery.

Leo Carr Funeral Home of Thayer was in charge.

Mammoth Spring Democrat Newspaper, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, July 25, 1941

Quinn Weds Foster

James Quinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Quinn of La Grange, Mo., and Miss Genevieve Foster, grand-daughter of Mrs. M. B. Doyle of Cotton Plant, Ark., were married on Friday morning July 18, at 10 o’clock, in the home of the brides grand-mother, with Rev. S. S. Stephens, pastor of the Methodist Church in Cotton Plant performing the ceremony.

The bride was Social Science teacher in Mammoth Spring Public School during the 1940-41 term.  She is a graduate of the Cotton Plant High School and has a degree from Arkansas State College in Jonesboro.

The groom is a graduate of the LaGrange High School and attended Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Soon after the ceremony the young couple left on a honeymoon trip to St. Louis, LaGrange, Jefferson City and Bagnell Dam, returning to Mammoth Spring on Monday evening.

James, better known to his friends as jimmy, is head of the feeding station at the Chester B. Franz Co., and is a cousin to Mrs. Oswald Franz, Jr.

Although the newlyweds have resided in Mammoth Spring for only a few months they have made many friends who join The Democrat in extending to them the very best wishes for a happy married life.

They will make their home in Mammoth Spring.

Miller Weds Cowan

Clyde Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Miller of the Welcome Hill community and Miss Elsie Mae Cowan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Cowen of the Moten community were unted in marriage at Alton on Monday evening.  Witnesses to the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Ed Berry of Fryatt.

The groom is employed at the local packing plant.

The young couple has an apartment at the Milton Greene home.

We join the many friends of these young people in wishing them much happiness.

Medley Weds Holloway

Miss Estella Holloway, age 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Holloway of Mammoth Spring and Howard W. Medley, age 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Medley of Winona, Mo. Were married Saturday night July 19, at Alton, Mo., in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Perrin with Mr. Perrin performing the ceremony.  The ceremony was witnessed by the parents, a sister, Mrs. Emmett Griffin, who is here from Chattanooga, Tenn., visiting Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kirby and daughters of Mammoth Spring.

The bride is a graduate of the Mammoth Spring High School, completing high school in 1939. 

The groom was a former employee of the George C. Griffith Stave Company here, working in the capacity of lumber stacker.  For the past two months he has been employed at St. Louis, Mo., in a steel plant.

The young couple left for Winona, Missouri Tuesday, where they plan to make their home. 

The Democrat joins the many friends of this young couple in wishing them much happiness and success.

Mammoth Spring Democrat Newspaper, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, August 11, 1941

Field Creek

Arno Lasseter and Claude Irby have returned from the wheat harvest.

Virgil Sheffield and family have left for Colorado where they will find employment.

Russell Williams and family will also leave July 31 for Colorado where he has employment.

Floyd and Earl Ellis, Doyl Cathy and Norman Earls all took dinner with Silas Armstrong Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Miller visited her parents, Mrs. Arch Cowen Sunday.

Irene Cowan visited in the Miles Dykes home Friday.

Those visiting in the Arch Cowan home Friday were Mrs. L. D. Bell, Arthur Hopkins and family of Bay, Arkansas and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bell.

A family reunion was given in the R. H. Powell home Sunday in honor of Mrs. Powell’s sister, Mrs. Minnie Jergian of Paragould, Ark.  Thirty-seven relatives was served and all reported a nice time.

Clifford Henley went to the 25 to be examined for training camp.

Salem News

Aunt Nan Pickren has been ill the past few days.

Marvin Hall has moved from Salem to Mtn. Home.

Delbert Davis and wife of Sturkie were in town one day recently.

Mrs. Harry Pickren has spent the past several days visiting in Batesville.

Ruby Rose of the FSA office spent her vacation in Little Rock.

Bill Niven of lakeside spent a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Niven, last week.

Mrs. Carson Higginbotham had business in Salem one day recently.

Billie Tracey has enlisted in the U. S. Navy.

Bald Knob News

Bob Johnson, who has been spending the past nine days visiting home folks, has returned back to the Naval Training Station at the G. Lakes, Ill.

Bob Steven is home from the CCC on a visit with home folks and friends.

Virgil Blackburn has been visiting a few days with Tommie Johnson.

A party was given at the C. D. Johnson home Friday night for Bob Johnson, a crowd of young people had a nice time.

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Powell and little daughter visited in the Marvin Powell home.

Welcome Hill

Birch Porter had the misfortune of breaking his arm one day last week.

Herbert Todd returned home from Illinois, where he has been employed the past few weeks.

Hildred Miller is home again after several weeks work in the wheat harvest in Kansas.

Mrs. J. E. Butler has returned to her home in Kansas after a visit with Mrs. Geo. Butler.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herbold of Thayer were visitors in the Johnny Porter home.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Whiteside and daughter, Betty Jane, visited in the home of Mrs. J. H. Whiteside Sunday afternoon.

Dewey Miller of Willow Springs visited the W. A. Miller family Thursday of last week.

Vernon Paul Green was a guest of Norman Porter one night last week.

Alva Todd and family spent Sunday visiting relative near Heart.

Sunday visitors of John Porter and family were Herman Herbold and family and Mr. and Mrs. John Michaels and little George.

Tressie Whiteside, Meda and Willie Rose Taylor, Herbert Todd, and Franklin Watson spent and enjoyable afternoon on the Myatt Sunday.

Mrs. Geo. Butler visited Mrs. John Porter Saturday night.

H. B. Loyd and wife and son, Hayword, Jr. and Mrs. J. M. Brown were shopping in West Plains this week.

Mrs. Lizzie Stockard of Sapulpa, Okla., and three sons were (visiting) T. Z. Clay and other relatives of this community this past week.

J. M. Brown and wife and Mrs. Shella visited in the Fred Pope home last Sunday.

Otho Flemming and Fred Dihel returned home from California last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shrabel visited the latter’s father, T. Z. Clay.

Mammoth Spring Democrat Newspaper, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, August 29, 1941

Mrs. C. C. Carlton Dies in Kansas City

Martha Whiteside was born February 22, 1879 on the farm now known as the Reece Smith farm, but at the time of her birth was known as the Marion Whiteside farm.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Whiteside.

She was married Dec. 18, 1896 to C. C. Charlton, also of Mammoth Spring.

To this union six children were born, five of whom are living.  One girl was drowned in May 1928 near Odessa, Mo. at the age of 28.

Mr. and Mrs. Carlton moved from Mammoth Spring to Kansas City in 1913 and remained there until 1931 when they moved to Salem.  In January 1941 they went back to Kansas City on account of Mrs. Carlton’s illness and remained there to be under the doctors treatments.

She passed away Thursday August 21 at the home they were living in at 11407 Felton avenue, Sugar Creek, K. C.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 23, in the George C. Carson Chapel at Independence, Mo. And she was laid to rest in the cemetery near Kansas City.

Mrs. Carlton was well known in Fulton County and leaves a host of friends who mourn her passing.

She also leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, C. C. Carlton; five children, two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Raymond, Independence, Mo., and Mrs. Grace Howe, Chatham, N. J., three sons, Elmer E. Carlton, Kansas City, and Bates and Frank Carlton of Mammoth Spring; two brothers, Calvin Whiteside, Kansas City, and Carl Whiteside of Butler, Okla., two sisters, Mrs. Emma Williams and Miss Josephine Whiteside, both of Mulberry, Kas.

Mrs. Viola Summers, age 70, was killed almost instantly Monday night in an unusual car accident on Highway 14, seven miles northwest of West Plains.

Chauncy Ford has returned to Denver after a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ford.

L. A. Stone of Viola was a visitor to our town last week.  Linsey is the barber of Viola and a prominent and popular citizen.

Miss Lula Lucus returned home Sunday, having completed the course in manicuring and beauty work, a graduate in all that goes with beauty parlor efficiency.  She will locate in their Lucus home on Eminence Hill, phone 53, dates made by appointments.  The Democrat wished Miss Lucus all the good luck possible in her new line.

Charley Jones of Koshkonong had the misfortune to run his car into a ditch on highway No. 63 near the state line Saturday night about 11 o’clock and the same caught fire and burned up.

Mrs. Wm. Lytle is home again after a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Campbell, at Paducah, Ky.

Mrs. Fred Springer, of Cape Girardeau, and Mrs. George Green of Naylor, Mo. Were the guest of Mrs. Sam Holt last week.

J. M. Pickren, and son, merchant at Salem, who lost their building by fire, are re-building and will soon be selling goods at the same place.

F. M. Davis, editor of the Baxter County Citizen, of Mt. Home was here Sunday and a visitor to this office.  Sorry we were absent from town.

Harry Wood, Buffalo, N. Y. state agent in New York for the John Hancock Insurance Co., is here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Wood, spending his vacation.

Ernest F. Haden and wife, Miss Kathleen Hull, left yesterday for their Chicago home after Mrs. Haden had spent a month and Mr. Haden a few days here.

P. P. B. Hynson died Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the hospital at Amory, Miss., where he has been a patient for eleven months. 

Rev. Fred M. Glover is holding a protracted meeting at Liberty Hill in Sharp County.

Clora Wells is at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Emerson, after a long absence in Kansas.

School to Open September 8th

The Mammoth Spring Public Schools will open September 8 it was announced this morning by the board of directors.

The shortage of teachers over the county has affected the local district to some extent.  It is estimated the shortage in Arkansas is over 800.  One position, that of science teacher, remains to be filled here, but the board believes a teacher will be employed this week.  Teachers in this subject have been scarce for several years.

The teachers now employed are:

Miss Lora Starkey, Center Ridge, Arkansas, First and Second Grades
Miss Emozene Pitts, Clarksville, Arkansas, Third and Fourth Grades
Miss Florence Walkup, Danville, Arkansas, Fifth and Sixth Grades
Miss Maxine Manuel, Greenwood, Arkansas, Social Science
Miss Cynthia Davis, Gilmer, Texas, English
Paul Morton, Superintendent.

Eld. Joe H. Blue will begin a gospel meeting at Bald Knob Saturday night.  The meeting will continue through the next three Sunday’s.  Everybody invited to attend.

Mammoth Spring Democrat Newspaper, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, October 3, 1941

Jo Ed Burkhead Passes Away in a Jonesboro Hospital

Joe Ed Burkhead was born September 20, 1936, at Summersville, Mo., and departed this life September 24, 1941 in the St. Bernard hospital at Jonesboro, age 5 years and 4 days.

The young boy, although feeling somewhat ill, was enter with a birthday party on Saturday on Saturday, September 20, at his home in Truman, Arkansas, celebrating his 5th birthday.

Growing worse the boy was taken to Jonesboro where he was operated upon for appendicitis.  He died soon after the operation. 

Jo Ed leaves to mourn his departure his mother Mrs. Lawrence Burr, his step-father Lawson Burr and a half-brother Orvis Kay Burr of Truman, Ark., his father Frank Burkhead, address unknown, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Loerwood Ellis of Mammoth Spring, and may other relatives and loved ones.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring Friday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Harry Beatty of near Thayer.  Interment was made in Thayer cemetery.

Pall bearers were Loyce Langston, Jack Smith, Athel Simers and Charley Wahlquist.

Mrs. Martha Crooms Laid to Rest in Thayer Cemetery

Martha Medora Sharp was born Nov. 22, 1859 at Evening Shade, Ark., and departed this life in the McLemore hospital at Memphis, Tenn. Thursday, Sept. 25.

She was united in marriage to Hardy Crooms in 1875 at South Fork, Ark., now known as Saddle.

She had resided in Thayer, Mo., for several years.

Mrs. Crooms was the mother of four children, two of whom preceded her in death.  She is survived by one son, Will Crooms of Mammoth Spring, a daughter Mrs. Ethel Pearce of Memphis, Tenn., three sisters, Mrs. Joan Culp, Mrs. Janie Hobson, and Miss Lou Sharp of Mammoth Spring, and one brother, W. T. Sharp of Little Rock, one grand-son, George Pearce, Jr. and one great-grand-daughter, Jean Pierce.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon September 26, in Carr’s Chapel at Thayer, conducted by Rev. M. M. Brewer, pastor of the Assembly of God Church at Thayer.  The music was furnished by a quartette from the Assemble of God Church.

Mrs. Crooms was laid to rest in the Thayer cemetery.

Pall bearers were:  A. O. Pollack, E. E. Sterling, Orville Armstrong, E. W. “Slim” Cook, Bert Graham and John Baldwin, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Stevenin Laid to Rest in Riverside Cemetery Saturday

Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the Moten Church for Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Stevenin who were killed earlier in the week in a wreck near Carthage, Mo.

Funeral services were conducted by Mrs. Belle Mitchell of Thayer and Rev. Floyd Dennis of Overland Park, Kansas.  Rev. Dennis is the pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Overland Park, where Mr. and Mrs. (unable to read newsprint here) regularly.

They were laid to rest in Riverside cemetery.

In our last issue we were unable to give an explanation of the nature of the accident; however we have since learned. 

The car occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Stevenin, their grand-children Ralph and Corine Burrow, and a young man from Kansas City, was going north near Carthage, Mo.  When they were force to face the lights of a car and truck meeting them, and the extreme brightness of the four headlights blinded the driver, causing him to turn the wheels too far to the right, hitting soft dirt and over turning over a 20-foot embankment.

Mrs. Stevenin was killed instantly and Mr. Stevenin died enroute to a hospital at Carthage.  The three other occupants of the car received painful injuries and were treated in a Carthage hospital, but have been able to return to Mammoth Spring.

Mammoth Spring Democrat Newspaper, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, October 10, 1941

Marriage Licenses Issued in Fulton County for September

The following marriage licenses were issued for September in Fulton County by Lester Collins, Clerk.

Lawrence Gwaltney, Heart                                Gertie Hall, Ballard, Ark.
Jesse Burns, Franklin, Ark.                                Leola Webb, Oxford, Ark.
Eugene Nelson, Willow Springs                          Kathryn Wagner, Willow Springs
Elmer Green, Gassville, Ark.                              Mrs. Haley Messick, Gassville, Ark.
George Brotherton, West Plains                         Oga Mae McDaniels, West Plains
T. R. Atkins, West Plains                                  Irene Bessie Neff, West Plains
Robert DePriest, Birch Tree                               Dessie Sarah Cooper, Birch Tree
M. L. Hopkins, West Plains                               Esther Buller, West Plains
Anderson Coggins, Agnos                                 Joyce Barnett, Agnos
Wm. Edward Haslet, K. C.                                Betty Benson, Kansas City

Mrs. W. A. Mooney Passes Away at her Home in Thayer

Mrs. Mary A. Mooney, age 67, wife of W. A. Mooney, passed away at her home in Thayer early Wednesday morning.

At about 5 o’clock Wednesday morning Mr. Mooney went to Mrs. Mooney’s room to awaken her, and there found her lifeless body lying on the bed.  It is believed she passed away sometime between the hours of 12 o’clock mid-night and 5 a.m.  she had been bothered for some time with heart trouble.

Mrs. Mooney had resided in Thayer for 18 years.

Mrs. Mooney was the mother of 12 children, 7 sons, and 5 daughters.  She was preceded in death by one child, a girl.

She leaves to mourn her departure, 11 children, 7 boys and 4 girls:  Bert Mooney, South Bend, Neb., Charles Mooney, Pueblo, Colo., Tom Mooney, (unreadable), Mo., Paul and Ezra Mooney, Salem, Mo., Bill Mooney of St. Louis, Mo., and Joe Mooney of Thayer, Mo., Mrs. Floyd Kinslow, Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. C. O. Custer, Hot Springs, Ark., and Mrs. Luke Copenhagen of Ava, Mo., also surviving are 18 grand-children, 2 great- grand-children, 1 sister, Mrs. Allen Ledbetter of Thayer; 2 brothers, Tom Langston, of Couch, Mo., and Elvis Langston of California, and 1 half-brother of Phoeubus, W. Va.

Funeral services will be held today, Friday, October 10, 2 p.m. at Leo Carr Chapel in Thayer and burial will be in Thayer cemetery.

Mrs. Mooney has been a member of the Free Pentecost Church for the past 25 years and was a member at Midway when death came. 

All the children were present for funeral services.

Mrs. Edgar Porter and children spent Tuesday of last week visiting relatives in Missouri.

Louise Cash spent Sunday with Muriel Shepard.

Nina Mae Hudgens visited friends in Mammoth Spring over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herbold of Thayer were Saturday visitors in the John Porter home.

Lemuel Martin spent Sunday visiting at Hardy.

Mr. and Mrs. Troy Rosier and J. B. Foster of near Salem visited Sunday in the F. G. Hudgens home.

Sunday visitors in the H. J. Taylor home were Mrs. Wm. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Taylor and family of Calico Rock, J. D. Lawrence Porter, Hildred Miller and Irene Cowen.

Mrs. Johnny Porter spent Tuesday with her mother, Mrs. Mary Blackburn.

Mrs. and Mrs. Lester Martin and son Bill were Sunday visitors in the home of Alonzo Blackburn.

Mammoth Spring Democrat Newspaper, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, October 17, 1941

Mrs. John Henry Lucus Passes Away at Her Home in Mammoth Spring, Oct. 9

In the passing of Mrs. Lucus, the community has lost one of its older and best known residents.  The deceased had been gradually getting more and more feeble for some time until at last, on October 9th, at about 9 o’clock in the evening she passed away.

All the children were at the bedside of their mother when death came, except Hubert of Beeville, Texas who was ill and unable to come to Mammoth Spring.

Sarah Ellen Fraysher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Fraysher was born July 4th, 1863, at La Crosse, Arkansas and departed this life October 9th, 1941, at her home in Mammoth Spring, age 78 years, 3 months, and 5 days.

Her mother, Mrs. George Fraysher passed away when she was 8 years of age.  Later she lived with her brother, Levi Fraysher and wife.

On September 16, 1883 she was married to John Henry Lucus and moved to Mammoth Spring in 1885.

To this union 9 children were born, of which 5 are living, and 4 preceding her in death.  The living are three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Floray of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Ollie Ames of Moline, Kansas, and Miss Lula Lucus of the home; two sons, Hubert Lucus of Beeville, Texas and Homer Lucus of Willow Springs, Mo.

She leaves to mourn her departure, 5 children, 5 grand-children, Junior Lucus, Florence Ellen Lucus, Allan Reed, and Frederick Flory, and Jack Ames; two great-grand-children, Julien Ellen and Allen Joe Flory.  Her husband preceded her in death in November 1918.

She was the last member of the George Fraysher family.

Mrs. Lucus was a charter member of the local Christian Church, having united with the church when first organized in 1901.  She was a faithful and devoted member of the church to the time of her death.

As a Christian woman she was ever highly respected, being a good neighbor, a devoted wife, and loving and tender mother.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Christian Church, conducted by Rev. L. R. Norton, pastor, and burial was in Riverside cemetery under the direction of Leo Carr Funeral Home. 

14 Years Ago - The following news items were taken from The Democrat of October 21, 1927.

Tom Hunt, the barber, now employed at Leachville.

Loerwood and Frank Davis of Thayer were visitors here Tuesday.

Theodore Hobbs and Miss Ruby Ball were married last Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the court house at Salem.  Dick Morrow officiated and Clarence Rowland was witness.

John C. Lindsey and Miss Helen Cash were married last Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the home of the bride west of town.

A baby girl was born Tuesday afternoon to Lester and Mrs. Collins.  The mother is daughter of John and Minnie Carroll.

Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Lunn and Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Greene are attending the Tri-State Fair in Memphis.

Mammoth Spring Democrat Newspaper, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, November 7, 1941

Rev. Michaels to Speak at Moten

Rev. S. P. Michaels of East St. Louis, Ill.  Will be speaking at Moten Friday evening Nov. 28 and will be in this locality until after services Sunday evening.  He states he wants all to bring their bibles and see from the word the difference in Law, (or works) and Grace, and also the part water has in the Grace of our Lord.  For by Grace are ye Saved through Faith:  and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God; Not of works least any Man should Boast. Eph. Ch. 2 vv 8 9.

Miss Kathleen Porter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Porter of the Welcome Hill community and Jim Michaels, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Michaels were quietly married Saturday night at Thayer, Mo.  A few friends of both the bride and groom attended.

The groom is employed at the Thayer Cheese Plant.  We wish the young couple a long and happy married life.

Marriage Licences Issued in October

The following marriage licenses were issued in Fulton County during the month of October by Lester Collins, County Clerk.

James F. Hoover, Granite City, Ill.            Maxine Williams, Mammoth Spring
Adam Sims, Oxford, Ark.
                        Edna Bookout, Wiseman, Ark.
Herman Thompkins, Fort Ord, Calif.                   Evelyn Benton, Saddle, Ark.
Ralph Shrable, Vidette, Ark.                     Ercell Phillips, Viola, Ark.
Lee Ben Crews, Alton, Mo.                      Maxine Dunkin, Myrtle, Mo.
W. L. Addis, West Plains, Mo.                  Carol Hickey, West Plains, Mo.
Jewell J. Ward, Sturke, Arkansas              Myrtle Risner, Salem, Ark.
Herbert Burk, Camp, Ark.                       Patricia McCracken, Camp, Arkansas
Lewis Tackett, Viola, Arkansas                 Marie Barber, Viola, Arkansas
Val Bishop, Salem, Arkansas                    Roberta Grissom, Saddle, Arkansas

Mammoth Spring Democrat Newspaper, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, December 6, 1941

Isaac N. Willison

Isaac Newton Willison was born in Virginia Jan. 12, `854, and died at his home 15 miles southwest of Mammoth Spring Monday evening.  His mother and father passed away when he was a small child.  In 1881 he was married to Ellen Johnson.  To this union three children were born, John William, Mary Ellen, and Isaac Clarence.  His wife and two children John and Mary preceded him in death.  He was married on Dec. 28 1912 to Ada Powell.  To this union four children were born:  Ward, Edith, Frank, and Grace.  The mother of these children preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 1921.

Mr. Willison came to Fulton County 30 years ago.  He was a farmer and stock man he had been a Christian since early in life, and was respected by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held at Shiloh Cemetery Wednesday at 1 p.m.  Conducted by Eld. B. M. Lemons, and burial was in the Shiloh Cemetery.

J. R. “Uncle Rice” Holt Laid to Rest

J. R. “Uncle Rice” Holt was born April 17, 1847 at Kings Mill, in Sharp County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Holt, and died Sunday evening at his home in Mammoth Spring.  He was united in marriage in 1879 to Miss Hattie Abbott in Ash Flat.  To this union three sons were born.  They were Bob, Dee and Wess.  Dee preceded his father in death several years ago.  The mother of these boys also preceded him in death in 1891.

In 1901 he was married to Mrs. Isabelle Carroll better known as “Aunt Belle”.  To this union two children were born, Evalena and Annabelle.

“Uncle Rice” leaves to mourn his passing his wife, two sons, Bob and Wess of Barlesville, Oklahoma; two daughters, Mrs. Evalena Gregory, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Fred Huffman, Amory, Miss.; two step-children; Mrs. Ocie Ford, Tulsa, Okla., and W. W. of Mammoth Spring, 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Eve Shales, and Mrs. Emily Jane Cunningham of Ash Flat.

“Uncle Rice” was a Confederate Veteran, having served in the Civil War; was awarded a Southern Cross of Honor by the U.D.C.  He was one of the first to make his home in Mammoth Spring, coming here about 70 years ago.  At this time the old Deaderick building which stands in the yard by the Culp Hotel was the only building here.  He put in a blacksmith shop and operated same until 1926, when he was forced to retire due to poor eyesight.

He united with the Methodist church in 1904.  In 1910 he united with the Pentecostal church and remained a member until death.

Due to poor eye sight, “Uncle Rice” had not been to town for more than three years.  He had been bedfast for 11 months preceding his death.

Woodrow Taylor Weds Juanita Cherry

Mr. Woodrow Taylor, Hardy High School graduate of the class of 1937, and Miss Juanita Cherry, nurse at the Blaine Hospital in Mammoth Spring, were united in marriage Thursday morning, Nov. 17, at Mammoth Spring by Eld. B. M. Lemmons.

Miss Lorene Cherry, sister to the bride, witnessed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cherry of French, Arkansas.  The groom is the son of the late R. A. Taylor and has lived with his mother, Mrs. R. A. Taylor, the past few years.

The couple left for Southwest Arkansas where they visit points of interest.  Upon returning they will make their home near Many Islands.

Mammoth Spring Democrat Newspaper, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, December 19, 1941

Minna F. Nemnich

Minna Franke Nemnich was born in Eppendorf, Germany, the daughter of Carl and Wilhelmina Franke.  She came to America at the age of five, and lived seven years in Alabama; then moved with the family to Oregon County, Missouri.  On January 6, 1924 she married Herman J. Nemnich, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.  She passed away at the family home, December 11, 1941.

At an early age she was confirmed and became a member of the Lutheran church.  For some time she made use of her energy and her life as one of Jehovah’s witnesses and was faithful until death.

She was devoted to her family, always willing to do and to sacrifice for others.

She is survived by her husband, H. J. Nemnich, two stepchildren, Carl Nemnich of the home, and Mrs. Clayborne Thacker of Danville, Arkansas, six brothers:  Paul Franke of Birmingham, Alabama; Charles Franke of Tonkawa, Oklahoma; Clemens Franke of Springdale, Arkansas; Max Franke of Lebanon, Missouri; Emil and Oscar Franke of Thayer, Missouri and one sister Mrs. Ella Stone of Thayer, Missouri.


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