12 February 1976
The Scott County Bicentennial Committee Salutes:
John Thomas Forrester
John Thomas Forrester was born in Troup County, Georgia, April 3, 1849. He died August 29, 1930 at Waldron, Arkansas and is buried in Duncan Cemetery. He came to Scott County while young and lived at Parks for several years. He came to Waldron and started one of the early mercantile establishments. He was widely known as a banker of Western Arkansas and served as president and/or president emeritus of Bank of Waldron 1920-1921 and 1924-29. He was a devout Methodist-Episcopalian and his church was one of his greatest interests. He served as superintendent of Sunday School of Methodist Church in Waldron for fifty years and it is said that he was absent from weekly prayer meeting only once in fifty years. Mr. Forrester built and lived in the house that is still standing at the corner of Featherstone and Danville Streets. This is probably one of if not the oldest residence in Waldron. Three granddaughters of "Uncle John" still live in Waldron. They are Mrs. Pauline Mitchell, Josephine Fuller, and Mrs. Chard Davidson. A sincere salute to this early citizen! Happy Birthday U.S.A. Note: The photo above is reproduced from a newspaper and the quality is not the best.
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