THE ADVANCE REPORTER
Mrs. Annie Bigelow, daughter of pioneer Scott County woodcarver,
George A. "Whittling" Hughes, poses for a picture holding a wooden bowl
of fruit which was whittled out with a jack knife by her father many
years ago. This is just one of the many objects he had made over the
Mrs. Bigelow was born in Proctorville, Ohio on June 7, 1884 where
she lived until she moved to Whiting, Iowa at the age of 32. She was one
of five children, 2 girls and three boys, four of which are living.
Annie was married to Budd Bigelow Sept. 9, 1903 in Whiting, Iowa by
Rev. Green, a Methodist minister. To this union were born 7 children, six
of which are living. They are: George and Norman of Waldron; Mrs. Joe
Mary) Receke of Arcata, Calif; Mrs. Junious (Irene) Waid of Grand
Junction, Col; Mrs. Glen (Louise) Burr of Windson, Calif; and Mrs. John
(Esther) Wagoner of Ukiah, Calif. She has 12 grandchildren and 12 great
"Back in our home state of Iowa, my father was known as one of the
best farmers in the neighborhood," Mrs. Bigelow said. "He became troubled
with rheumatism, though, and moved to Arkansas about 1913. My husband and
I came here in 1916, about the time the first World War was breaking out.
We left Iowa in a blizzard but arrived in Waldron via the Arkansas Western
Railroad to spring weather." Mrs. Bigelow has lived in her same location
for 51 years.
Thursday, December 7, 1967
MRS. ANNIE BIGELOW
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