Izard County & Surrounding Area Articles

Submitted by Vera Reeves

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Calico Rock Progress 5/25/1923 Arkansas News

Dr. B. S. Jackson and son, Beverly, went to Cave City on Sunday of last week, being called there on account of the illness and death of Mr Jackson's mother, Mrs W. M. Jackson, whose death occurred Sunday, May 18th. Dr. Jackson returned home the first of last week and Beverly returned last Sunday.
Calico Rock Progress 6/4/1920 Memorial Services

Memorial services were held at the Methodist Church last Sunday a.m. in honor of the soldier dead of this county. A special program was presented, Jno. L. Bledsoe delivering an appropriate address, followed by the memorial service by Rev. J. C. Gibbons, both of whom paid fitting tributes to the country’s heroes. Special musical numbers were also rendered. Memorial certificates issued to relatives of deceased soldiers by the State Council of Defense were received for distribution. Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Jackson of near here being presented with the certificate in honor of their son, Morrill B. Jackson, who died in action in France. No other relatives of deceased soldiers were present.
Melbourne Times 7/19/1917 Marriage

Ross Tate and Miss Zelda Crain surprised their many friends last Friday evening by getting married. The ceremony was performed at the residence of Dr. C. L. and Mrs Rosa Harris, Esq. C. B. Finley officiating. Miss Crain is a daughter of Alex Crain, late of this county but now of Montgomery County, and is a most estimable young lady. The groom is a son of Tom Tate of Lunenburg and is one of the county’s successful young school teachers.
Calico Rock Progress 10/1/1943 Miss Maureen Cantrell, formerly of Calico Rock now a resident of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Pvt. Charles Wm. Hall, a native of Indiana, now stationed at Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif., were united in marriage September 11th, the ceremony being performed at San Luis Obispo. The bride’s sister, Mrs G. L. Stubblefield and five other close friends of the couple attended the wedding. Mrs Hall is a graduate of Calico Rock High School, class of 1940. Mr and Mrs Hall will reside in San Luis Obispo until he is stationed elsewhere.
Calico Rock Progress 10/12/1934 Hoodlums Fire Into Church, Kill Woman

Marshall, Oct 8 -- An investigation was lunched today into the firing of a dozen shots into the crowded church at Witt Springs last night, one of which instantly killed Mrs Mary Johnson, 66.
Prosecuting Attorney Jack Holt and officers left for the community, 25 miles southwest of here, after it was reported to them, the shooting had been done by a group of men who had been rebuked by the evangelist, Rev. M. R. Clark of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, for drunkenness and attempting to disturb the revival which had been in progress for two weeks.
The first bullet grazed Clark's head and he fell to the floor as he stood in the pulpit.
Mrs Johnson was the widow of a well known merchant of Witt Springs and she was known widely among the Boston Mountain folk for her kindly ministrations.
Thirty-eight caliber pistols are believed to have been used by the miscreants.

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