OBITUARIES FROM THE PRESCOTT DAILY NEWS - 1917
Submitted by Jerry McKelvy
Date is issue of paper
Name; age; cemetery; cause of death if given
J. P. Slagle; born 9-4-1879 in SC; married Bessie Guinn; 9 children; shot on streets of Prescott 7-29-1916; survived by wife, 7 children; parents; brothers and sisters; New Home Cem.
Dr. J. A. Searcy; died at Buckner; had relatives in Prescott
Mrs. Imon Buchanan; survived by husband, mother, 1 brother (listed); DeAnn Cem.
B. F. Jordan; 80; la grippe; former sheriff, tax assessor, and treasurer; survived by 5 daughters, 1 son, 2 brothers (listed); Cantley Cem. (now called Pleasant Ridge Cem.)
Mrs. A. B. Waddle; 33; rheumatism; survived by husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter; Harmony Cem.
W. L. Green; 62; pneumonia; survived by wife and several children; Ebenezer Cem.
J. M. Montgomery; 66; survived by wife, 5 sons, 2 daughters (listed)
Stephen T. Bright; about 75; paralysis; had moved to Columbia Co.; survived by wife and several children
Raymond Townsend; 17; son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Townsend of Emmet; inflammation of brain; grave found at Snell Cem.
Rev. Horace Jewell; killed in Hope by train; survived by wife, 2 sons, 5 daughters
Claud Steed; skull fracture from being hit by tree limb; survived by mother, Mattie Steed and one sister; Friendship Cem.
J. W. McFarland; 67; ill for about 3 years; survived by wife, Samantha, 3 sons, 3 daughters (listed); Snell Cem.
(Child) Brown; child of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Brown of Gurdon; Ebenezer Cem.
Thomas Boswell; 86; old age; survived by wife, 4 sons, 4 daughters (listed); Union Cem.
Mrs. J. H. Bemis; paralysis; survived by husband, 2 sons (listed); funeral in St. Louis
S. H. Shackleford; 63; pneumonia; survived by wife, 4 boys, 3 girls (listed); Midway Cem.
Terrel Carrington; 6; son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Carrington; DeAnn Cem.
Mrs. Ethel Wuertz; wife of W. J. Wuertz; pneumonia; survived by husband and 3 small children
Miss Wander Galloway; 12; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Galloway of Sutton; died after operation for appendicitis
Garland P. Bright; 84; old age; survived by 3 sons, 3 daughters (listed); Harmony Cem.; see 4-11-1917 issue also
Miss Maudie Murrah; 12; daughter of Mrs. M. M. Murrah; Holly Springs Cem.
J. R. Lambert; 60; from Sutton; carbuncles of the back; merchant and farmer; survived by wife and 12 children; Harmony Cem.
Mrs. Florence Lassiter; wife of Dr. W. D. Lassiter; cancer; survived by husband and 2 children; burial at Shreveport
Mrs. Eulah Townsend; died in Hugo, OK; remembered as Miss Eulah Johnson
Lois Estelle Dillard; a memorial; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Dillard; born 1-21-1912; died 12-2-1916; clothing caught fire; grave found at Bluff Springs Cem.
Miss Mamie Bridewell; killed by log train west of Hope; others injured
Mrs. Minnie Ware; 79; from Sutton; survived by husband, George, 2 sons, 1 daughter (listed); Harmony Cem.
Mrs. Frances E. Dowd; 63; from near Weaver; burned while making soap; survived by husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters; Harmony Cem.
G. P. Bright; died 3-15-1917; born Kimper Co, MS 10-7-1835; to AR 1849; married Frances Loury; 1855; 10 children—3 dead; known as “Uncle Garland”; survived by 3 sons, 4 daughters; grave found at Harmony Cem.; see 3-15-1917 issue also
J. P. McGough; 75; survived by wife, 4 sons, 3 daughters (listed); Laneburg Cem.
Haywood Langster; colored; found dead by neighbor; suspicious death
Mrs. Duncan Brown; 29; complication of diseases; survived by husband, parents, 2 small children; 1 sister, 1 brother; Rose Hill Cem. in Clark Co.
A. E. Westbrook; a merchant of Delight; shot himself; survived by wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters
Katie Haynie; 6; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Haynie; Piney Grove Cem.; see 5-16-1917 issue also
Ruth McHenry Stuart; died in New York; once lived in Washington, AR
Katie Haney; memorial; see 5-2-1917 issue also
Mrs. W. S. Hesterly; died at home of her mother, Mrs. Cottingham; survived by husband and 2 small children; Bluff City Cem.
Wesley Jackson; 22; epilepsy; survived by mother, 2 sisters, 1 brother (listed); Shady Grove Cem.
Mrs. Rhoda Almand; 73; congestion; survived by husband and several children; Laneburg Cem.
S. J. Snodgrass; 66; pneumonia; survived by 3 children (listed); Piney Grove Cem.
Mrs. M. F. Riddling; ill four months; survived by 6 children; Shady Grove Cem.
Mrs. J. M. Montgomery; 60; of Arcadia; survived by 4 daughters (listed); husband died four months ago
Mrs. Frances Newth; 76; old age; survived by husband, 3 sons, 1 daughter (listed); DeAnn Cem.
Effie Reeder Tyner; 6; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Tyner; DeAnn Cem.
??? Evans; drowned in Little Missouri River
Ralph Evans; 19; drowned in Little Missouri River; body sent to Bryant, AR
Jim Wheat; about 34; from Rosston; hit by lightning; survived by wife and 3 children
Mrs. Frances Mouser; 99; Nevada County’s oldest resident; old age; survived by 1 son, 2 daughters (listed); Mt. Moriah Cem.; see 7-3-1917 issue also
Mrs. Frances Mouser; born in MS 1818; maiden name Nations; first married to Joseph East 1836; later married John Mouser; see 6-29-1917 issue also
D. Roy Hartless; from Blevins
Mrs. Mary Porter; 85; Cantley Cem. (now called Pleasant Ridge Cem.)
William Berry McCullogh; age 1 yrs, 8 mths.; son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton McCullogh; DeAnn Cem.
Thomas Wesley Stone; born in Camden 1850; died 8-5-1917; lived with sister, Mrs. B. F. Jordan; handicapped as result of meningitis
J. M. Parker; fell off fence while feeding hogs; only known relatives live in Louisiana
Miss Ida Buchanan; 34; survived by parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters (listed); burial at family burying ground near the residence on Rt. 4
Mrs. Zula Witcher; 27; died at home of father, E. P. Hale; survived by husband, Guy Witcher; DeAnn Cem.
Roy Montgomery; 25; had been reported missing; body found in river bottom; survived by wife and one child
Mrs. C. L. Frith; died at Shreveport; survived by husband and 3 sons; DeAnn Cem.
(Infant) Gentry; child of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gentry; Mt. Moriah Cem.
Mrs. C. M. Meador; 20; tuberculosis; survived by husband; Piney Grove Cem.
Will Hill; from Emmet; killed by Luther Armstrong; Harmony Cem.
Hazel Crow; 5; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Crow; ran over by ice wagon (see 10-25-1917 issue also)
C. D. McSwain; from Emmet; acute indigestion; Snell Cem.
P. L. White; from Abilene, TX; died at Hope hotel
???? Dowing; age about 16; daughter of Marvin Dowing; Harmony Cem.; mentioned in local news column
Joe Olive; died at Foreman, AR; former resident of Nevada Co.; mentioned in local news column
T. J. Garner; 62; survived by wife, 3 sons, 2 daughters (listed); grave found at Pleasant Ridge Cem.; listed as Thomas J. Garner
W. T. Almand; 65; heart failure; children listed; Caney Cem.
Earl Lowdermilk; 16; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lowdermilk; swamp fever; Moscow Cem.
Mrs. J. G. Westmoreland; 65; nervous breakdown; survived by husband, 8 sons (listed); buried at family burying ground (Westmoreland Cem.)
Alla Mae Smith; 4; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Smith; Moscow Cem.
Mrs. Julia Cress; died in Effingham, KS; DeAnn Cem.; see 10-31-1917 issue also
Mrs. Julia Cress; a funeral notice lists pall bearers
Hazel Crow; a memorial; includes a picture (see 9-29-1917 issue also)
John Sweeney; 76; survived by wife and 2 step-children; DeAnn Cem.; see 11-3-1917 issue also
Julia Ann Thomas Cress; born 9-28-1827 in Preston Co, WV; married Jeremiah Cress 1857 in Washington Co., Iowa; 9 children; 2 children dead—Ada Ann died at Bayard, Iowa1892 at age 17; Edna Mary Lowe died 1912 and is buried at DeAnn in lot adjoining her parents; husband died 10 years ago; surviving children are listed; DeAnn Cem.; see 10-25-1917 issue also
(Child) Bunn; colored; son of John Bunn; drowned in Terre Rouge Creek
John Joseph Sweeney; born 3-3-1843 in Cork, Ireland; died 10-30-1917; DeAnn Cem.; see 10-30-1917 issue also
Mrs. Cora Lowdermilk; 49; survived by husband, 3 sons, 4 brothers, 3 sisters (listed); Cantley Cem. (now called Pleasant Ridge Cem.)
Mrs. Lela Munn; 30; asthma; died at home near Cale; survived by husband, Bynum and 4 children; Caney Cem.
Harold Hesterly; 11 months; son of W. S. Hesterly; indigestion; Bluff City Cem.
Clyde Sutton; son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Sutton; died at Camp Pike from effects of measles and pneumonia; grave found at Bluff Springs Cem.
Capt. J. H. Black; from Hope; injured in a fall
Mrs. A. M. Ellsworth; survived by husband, 2 sons (listed), 2 brothers; see 12-21-1917 issue also
Chas. Pearce; 58; body sent to Findley, Illinois
Mary C. Ellsworth; a memorial; see 12-5-1917 issue also
Mrs. Drusilla Williams; 83; old age; survived by one son, John; Marlbrook Cem. (Hempstead Co.)