Marion County, AR - 1900s Obituaries

 

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MCCABE, OTT posted by Gary D Treat on Friday, December 20, 1912

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR Friday, 20 Dec 1912 [from Blue John column] Mrs A OTT, who has been sick for some time, died recently leaving a husband and eleven children to mourn her loss. Mrs OTT was loved by all who knew her. The bereaved family has our sympathy. [Deceased was Barbara Catherine McCABE OTT.]

DUREN, MCCARTY posted by History of Marion Co on Wednesday, March 18, 1914

From: The Early Days of Marion County book: Obit: Death last Friday claimed another gallant old Confederate soldier in the person of E. M. MCCARTY of the Cowan Barrens. Uncle "Ed" was born in Fulton County over 75 years ago, and was reared to manhood in that county. When the Civil War came on he enlisted under General R. G. Shaver and afterwards served under General Marmaduke. His first battle was on the bloody field of Shiloh, where he played a manís part, as he ever did in all his life afterward. He was captured by the Federals at Pine Bluff in 1863 and carried a prisoner, first to Rock Island, Ill., and afterward to Johnson Island. He was exchanged in 64 and rejoined his command in Louisiana and served until the close of the war. He was married in 1866 to Louisa J. DUREN, a sister to L. M. DUREN of this place. To this union were born five children, four of whom, with the widow, still survive. They are James L., J.G., Kate, and Lela. The family moved to Marion County and settled in the Cowan Barrens in 1868, here they have since that date made their home. "Uncle Ed" was never a wealthy man, but he made a good living for his family, paid his honest obligations, and stood for all that was right and ennobling to this community. He was a staunch Democrat in politics and a devoted and consistent Christian. He was always a leading member of the Baptist Church. He was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery last Saturday in the presence of a host of relatives and friends, all of whom said to him, in their hearts, "God be with you,brother". The Mountain Echo, March 18, 1914. Served in Co. K 3rd Mo. Calvery; Louisa applied for a pension 1914.

GENTRY, HAND, TURNER posted by David L. Scott on Thursday, October 1, 1914

Joplin Globe - Joplin, Missouri The Mountain Echo - Yellville, Arkansas October 1914 (The Joplin Globe sent this article to the Mountain Echo, so the first part of this article was originally printed in Joplin. The last part was printed in Yellville.) GEORGE GENTRY KILLED George GENTRY, a shoveler at the Finance Mine, located in the west part of Carterville, was struck on the head by a falling boulder at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He died four hours later at the Jane Chinn hospital in Webb City from a fractured skull. Gentry, while emplyed in the mine as shoveler, had hooked on his onw can of dirt. The can was about 100 feet from the bottom of the shaft, when it struck against the side of the shaft. A small boulder was knocked loose from the can, and fell, striking Gentry on the head. The injured man was rushed to the Jane Chinn Hospital in the ambulance of the Steele Undertaking Company. At first it was thought that his injuries would not prove serious. George Gentry was 37 years old. He was raised near Yellville, Arkansas. He came to Carterville, Missouri five weeks ago to work in the mines. The surviving relatives are three children and his mother who live at Rush. A brother, Charles, lives in Webb City, and a brother, Edward, and three sisters live in Arkansas. -Joplin Globe * * * * * * * * * * * * Yellville - The body of Mr. Gentry arrived in Yellville Tuesday on train No. 210, and was taken at once to the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, where, in the presence of a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives, it was placed in its last resting place. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.W. ALLBRIGHT, of the Methodist Church. Mr. Gentry was well known throughout this section of the country, and the news of his untimely death came as a great shock. We extend our sincere sympathy to the family in this sad hour of bereavement. ****

MORRIS, ROSE, THOMPSON, TREAT, WICKERSHAM posted by Gary D Treat on Thursday, April 15, 1915

Mountain Echo, Yellville, AR 30 Apr 1915 Mrs J M TREAT Florence Annette THOMPSON was born at Yellville, Ark., on March 31, 1870; was married to J M TREAT on January 12, 1899. They left here for Oenaville, Tex., in the winter of 1906, and about three years ago moved to Oklahoma. Since she was a girl she has been a consistent member of the Christian church. She leaves a husband and seven children, three sisters and two brothers to mourn her loss. The sisters are Mrs D WICKERSHAM, North Yakima, Wash., Mrs J H ROSE, Big Flat, Ark., and Mrs Mary MORRIS, of Cement, Oklahoma, and the brothers are J H THOMPSON of this place, and James THOMPSON of Oklahoma. Mrs MORRIS was the only one of her brothers or sisters present when the end came.

WAGNER posted by Clarence Heatherly on Friday, July 2, 1915

The Mountain Echo, July 02, 1915 Obituary: Elmira WAGNER "Grandma" WAGNER, who resided in the west part of this County and was said to be over 100 years old, died last week. In her death, so far as we know, the oldest individual in the State, passed to her reward. It is claimed she was only 14 years old when Napoleon met defeat at Waterloo. Mrs. WAGNER was a native of Tennessee, but removed to this state when quite young. She was over thirty years old when she married and became the mother of nine girls and one boy. The boy died in childhood, but the girls are all yet living. Her husband was a Confederate Soldier and was killed at the Battle of Wilson Creek. She never married again. Last winter through the efforts of some of her friends, the Legislature passed a special bill granting to her a pension; but this act like many others prompted by good intentions came too late. Death had kissed her eyelids down before she derived any benefits from it.

WILLIAMS posted by Georgia Harter Williams on Friday, July 16, 1915

Obituary of Fed WILLIAMS in the Mountain Echo, Friday, 16 July 1915. Old Citizen Dies. "Uncle Fed" WILLIAMS, one of the pioneer citizens of Flippin barrens, died at his home on Tuesday of last week, and was laid to rest on Thursday in the Flippin Cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. "Uncle Fed" was 81 years of age and had spent the greater portion of his life at home where he died. He was one of the best citizens of the county and was always on the side of right in every question and he will be greatly missed in the community whe he had lived so long. He leaves an aged companion and several children to mourn his death, to whom their host of friends extend heartfelt sympathy.

WILLIAMS posted by Georgia Harter Williams on Friday, July 16, 1915

Obituary of Fed WILLIAMS in the Mountain Echo, Friday, 16 July 1915. Old Citizen Dies. "Uncle Fed" WILLIAMS, one of the pioneer citizens of Flippin barrens, died at his home on Tuesday of last week, and was laid to rest on Thursday in the Flippin Cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. "Uncle Fed" was 81 years of age and had spent the greater portion of his life at home where he died. He was one of the best citizens of the county and was always on the side of right in every question and he will be greatly missed in the community whe he had lived so long. He leaves an aged companion and several children to mourn his death, to whom their host of friends extend heartfelt sympathy.

FEE posted by Rita Wallace on Friday, November 26, 1915

The Mountain Echo Yellville, Arkansas November 26, 1915 "Uncle" Henderson FEE Death has again entered this community and kissed down forever the eyelids of one of our oldest, noblest and best citizens. On Monday night about one mile west of town, died, and Tuesday morning as the news spread from lip to lip, that "Uncle Henderson" was dead a sense of sadness seemed to settle over the town, as everyone loved him because he was a GOOD man. His death was not unexpected as he had been in very poor health and very feeble for the past three or four years, not being able to be down town. He was born March 27th, 1820, in Hardin County, [correct county is Harlan] Ky., and had he lived until March 27th next, he would have been 96 years old. He removed to this county when quite a young man, and in 1862 he was elected County clerk and served for four consecutive terms. In 1882 he was elected county judge which office he held for four years. He is survived by 7 children, his wife having preceded him to the grave several years ago. He was buried Tuesday evening in the family graveyard near his home in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends, with Masonic honors of which fraternity he had long been a consistent member. A suitable obituary will appear next week. (Additionally) The Mountain Echo Yellville, Arkansas December 31, 1915 Obituary Henderson Fee was born in Harlin County, Kentucky, March 27th, 1820, died at his home near Yellville in Marion County, Arkansas, Nov. 23, 1915, aged 95 years, 7 months and 25 days. Before leaving Kentucky, while yet a young man, he was married to Miss Peggy Myers. From this union 13 children were born, eight of whom still survive, to-wit: Ben, Tom, George, Jim, Hi, Sarah, Mary (Chappell) and Elizabeth (Wilson). He removed to Marion County, Ark., in 1851, 64 years ago, and resided here to the day of his death. He served as justice of the peace of Union township from 1856 to 1862. He was elected Circuit and County Clerk of Marion County in 1862, and served as such until 1866, when he was ousted by the Reconstruction Act. He was admitted to the bar in 1868. Was again elected clerk in 1874, and served until 1876. He was elected County and Probate Judge from 1882 to 1884, always being elected by the Democratic party to which he belonged, and of which he was leader in Marion County for many years. While still serving as Clerk of Marion County, he entered the Confederate army, though he was beyond the age limit. He took into the service with his two sons, Dave and John, both of whom are now deceased. He served under General Shelby and was in General Price's raid in Missouri. The Arkansas legislature in 1915 granted him a special pension in token of his meritorious service as a soldier. Early in life he professed faith in Christ, and was faithful to him up to the hour of his death. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Also early in life he was made a Master Mason, and was a faithful member of this, and attended lodge services until he was over 90, and could no longer attend because of his declining strength. If he ever had an enemy in Marion County this writer has never heard of him. He lived and died a true man, and an honored and respected citizen. In fact, he is not dead, but is only "Asleep in Jesus." --A Friend.

FEE posted by Rita Wallace on Friday, November 26, 1915

The Mountain Echo Yellville, Arkansas November 26, 1915 "Uncle" Henderson FEE Death has again entered this community and kissed down forever the eyelids of one of our oldest, noblest and best citizens. On Monday night about one mile west of town, died, and Tuesday morning as the news spread from lip to lip, that "Uncle Henderson" was dead a sense of sadness seemed to settle over the town, as everyone loved him because he was a GOOD man. His death was not unexpected as he had been in very poor health and very feeble for the past three or four years, not being able to be down town. He was born March 27th, 1820, in Hardin County, [correct county is Harlan] Ky., and had he lived until March 27th next, he would have been 96 years old. He removed to this county when quite a young man, and in 1862 he was elected County clerk and served for four consecutive terms. In 1882 he was elected county judge which office he held for four years. He is survived by 7 children, his wife having preceded him to the grave several years ago. He was buried Tuesday evening in the family graveyard near his home in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends, with Masonic honors of which fraternity he had long been a consistent member. A suitable obituary will appear next week. (Additionally) The Mountain Echo Yellville, Arkansas December 31, 1915 Obituary Henderson Fee was born in Harlin County, Kentucky, March 27th, 1820, died at his home near Yellville in Marion County, Arkansas, Nov. 23, 1915, aged 95 years, 7 months and 25 days. Before leaving Kentucky, while yet a young man, he was married to Miss Peggy Myers. From this union 13 children were born, eight of whom still survive, to-wit: Ben, Tom, George, Jim, Hi, Sarah, Mary (Chappell) and Elizabeth (Wilson). He removed to Marion County, Ark., in 1851, 64 years ago, and resided here to the day of his death. He served as justice of the peace of Union township from 1856 to 1862. He was elected Circuit and County Clerk of Marion County in 1862, and served as such until 1866, when he was ousted by the Reconstruction Act. He was admitted to the bar in 1868. Was again elected clerk in 1874, and served until 1876. He was elected County and Probate Judge from 1882 to 1884, always being elected by the Democratic party to which he belonged, and of which he was leader in Marion County for many years. While still serving as Clerk of Marion County, he entered the Confederate army, though he was beyond the age limit. He took into the service with his two sons, Dave and John, both of whom are now deceased. He served under General Shelby and was in General Price's raid in Missouri. The Arkansas legislature in 1915 granted him a special pension in token of his meritorious service as a soldier. Early in life he professed faith in Christ, and was faithful to him up to the hour of his death. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Also early in life he was made a Master Mason, and was a faithful member of this, and attended lodge services until he was over 90, and could no longer attend because of his declining strength. If he ever had an enemy in Marion County this writer has never heard of him. He lived and died a true man, and an honored and respected citizen. In fact, he is not dead, but is only "Asleep in Jesus." --A Friend.

TREAT posted by Gary D Treat on Friday, April 27, 1917

Cotter Courier, Cotter, AR 27 Apr 1917 (Rea Valley News) Monroe TREAT, who has been lingering with consumption for the past twelve months, died last Wednesday the 18th and was buried at the Ott grave yard Thursday 19th. He leaves a wife and baby to mourn his death.

TREAT posted by Gary D Treat on Friday, April 27, 1917

Cotter Courier, Cotter, AR 27 Apr 1917 (Rea Valley News) Monroe TREAT, who has been lingering with consumption for the past twelve months, died last Wednesday the 18th and was buried at the Ott grave yard Thursday 19th. He leaves a wife and baby to mourn his death.


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