Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for November thru December 2001

BEAM, NORTON, ROBINSON, SANDERS, SAUNDERS posted by Gary A. Beam on Friday, November 2, 2001

Am desperately seeking an obituary, or any other information regarding the death of my Uncle Francis Bernard BEAM [listed as F. Bernie BEAM in the online Prairie County Cemetery Index.] Bernard [pronounced "Ber'-nerd] was born in Allegan County, Michigan in 1914 and continued to lived in SW Michigan i.e. Berrien and Van Buren Counties until the mid "50's" when he moved to Hazen, Prairie County, Arkansas. His move was a result of his second marriage to one Jean SANDERS/SAUNDERS, a native of Arkansas. I recall that Bernard/Bernie had adopted two male children (brothers) who would now be in their late "40's," or perhaps as old as 50. Bernard/Bernie was said to have been the owner of an Automobile Dealership in/around Hazen, although this may or may not be accurate. Bernard/Bernie was the second eldest son of Harley Earle BEAM (1881-1962) and Frances ROBINSON (1888-1964,) both of Allegan, then Berrien, then Van Buren County [Michigan] residents. Only two of his siblings remain alive - [my aunt] Virginia B. BEAM-NORTON of Jackson [Jackson Co., Michigan] and my father, Jared Earle BEAM, who currently resides in Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California. Note that his [Bernard's] date of death was reportedly 1987. Note also that Bernard was a 1st. Lt. (Army) in WWII, along with my father, Jared Earle, -and- two other male siblings who have passed away recently - Herbert Clare BEAM [1921-1998] and older brother, Garth Earle BEAM, [1913-2000.] As stated, I welcome any information regarding Bernard's death, with a particular reference/mention of his WWII service so as to include, and therby honor his name in the Military Registry currently being assembled in Van Buren County, Michigan. Thank you in advance for any/all information. Gary A. Beam Member: Van Buren County [MI] Genealogical Society Member: Sons of the American Revolution [SAR] Member: Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW)

SEEVERS posted by Kyle Seevers on Sunday, November 4, 2001

Looking for any birth or death records of SEEVERS in this area.

LONG posted by Tony Mullins on Thursday, November 22, 2001

Looking for info on Rosalie Francis LONG and Nellie LONG.

GRISSOM, SHIELDS posted by Betty T. Darby on Thursday, November 22, 2001

Searching for info on Randle/Randy GRISSOM. Did his wife, Frances, die in that county? He remarried there to a widow SHIELDS. Is there a marriage record? Did the new wife die there or go to Texas with Randy? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

GRISSOM, ROBERSON, SHIELDS posted by Betty T. Darby on Friday, November 23, 2001

Randy/Randle GRISSOM m the widow SHIELDS the latter part of 1881. I am wondering if his wife Frances who d in Jan. 1881 died in Prairie County or in White County where they married. She was Frances ROBERSON and I can find nothing on her either. I'm beginning to believe they all are ghosts!!

PARR posted by Al Cagle on Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Looking for James William PARR born around 1936. Joined U.S. Navy around 1953-54. Please help if you can. Thanks.

MCCORKLE posted by Kathy on Friday, November 30, 2001

Searching for info on James McCORKLE family. BLM land record shows James McCORKLE of Prairie Co. purchasing land in Township 4 in 1857. Married to Elizabeth, sons John E., and Joseph W., daughter Sarah J. Living in Tipton Co. at time of the 1850 Census.

BEEMAN, STEELMAN posted by Betty Mutton on Saturday, December 1, 2001

Looking for info on the BEEMAN family, I know there was 3 boys & 1 girl John BEEMAN, Sam BEEMAN, Burl BEEMAN & the girl Edith Margaret BEEMAN. I know that Burl killed the father & I believe his name was Earl S. BEEMAN. Edith was born 19 Feb.1911 & married Shelby R. STEELMAN in abt 1924.

BAILEY posted by Kelly on Friday, December 7, 2001

I am looking for a Levitt BAILEY from Prairie Co. around 1885 or 1890. Not much info. is known about him. He died in White County around 1912 ir 1913. If you have any information, please let me know. I hope I have the right website for requesting this information. Kelly Sawyer

ANDERSON, BLASING, BOWMAN, BRAITHWAITE, FITZPATRICK, LAHIFF, PARSONS posted by Carolyn Parsons Smedley on Wednesday, December 12, 2001

I am searching for Joe PARSONS. In the 1880 census, Joe was living in a household with six other men and they they all were working for the railroad. He was 21 years old at the time. Does anyone have any information on Joe PARSONS, 21 years old in 1880..or Jonas ANDERSON, Martin LAHIFF, Thomas BRAITHWAITE, Ira BOWMAN, Thomas FITZPATRICK, or Charles BLASING (or Blaseng) Carolyn (Parsons) Smedley

BEEMAN, STEELMAN posted by Betty Mutton on Thursday, December 13, 2001

I'm trying to find out about Burl & John BEEMAN of Biscoe, Ar. Burl killed his Dad in either 1933 or 1944, then later became a decon of a church. John went to the pen for about 5yrs for a crime he did not commit. After he got out he ended up in a train car & was crushed to death when logs was loaded on top of him. I believed they worked for Brown Lumber Co at one time.I know this isn't much to go on but I'm hoping someone out there knows something.

MEYER posted by Buddy Meyer on Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Looking for Edward Clarence MEYER.

NAILOR, NAYLOR posted by Sharolyn McCoy on Tuesday, December 25, 2001

Can someone do an 1860 census lookup please? Need information on NAYLOR/NAILOR, Andrew and C.C. They both lived in Caroline Twp. page 943 & 942.

SEER, SPEER posted by J. T. Speer on Tuesday, December 25, 2001

I have told that my g/g/grandfather James L. SPEER went off to war and died of a disease In Des Arc. I have a date of abt. Mar 1862. One report was that there is a boulder near White River with several names on it. I have been doing my family tree and right now and getting pictures of the grave stones. So far I have not found anything as where the exact location is. I have checked several Civil War micro films and came up empty. It it was told that my g/g/grandmother went to Ark. on a mule and wagon to find out what happened. If you have any information that can help please let me know.

ALLEN, HAMMON, HAMMOND, HODGES, PIPKIN posted by Bill L. Allen on Saturday, December 29, 2001

PIPKIN, HODGES, ALLEN, HAMMON/HAMMOND names. Kevin Baugh had query on three of these names..tried to locate him at his e-mail address..came back..would like to contact him.

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