Sterling Price McLaughlin
Submitted by Barbara King

April 1935


Veteran Who Served Under Parker Succumbs in Brief Illness,
Funeral Plans Delayed

Sterling Price McLaughlin 72 years old, who served as a deputy United States marshal here in the days of Judge Issac Parker’s frontier court, died at 8 a.m. Friday in a Fort Smith hospital after a week’s illness of pneumonia.
Mr. McLaughlin was widely known in Western Arkansas and was one of the last surviving deputies who enforced law and order in this section while Judge Parker was on the bench. He was born March 9, 1883, in Franklin county near Charleston and moved here in 1887.
In addition to being a deputy marshal, he also served for a time as a federal jail guard.
He had not been active in business affairs in recent years. He was a member of the Pentecostal church. The residence is at 3301 Russell street.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emily McLaughlin, one son, Townsend McLaughlin, Carlsbad, N. M.; one daughter, Mrs. Zela Page, Abilene, Texas; and two brothers. P.A. and W.R. McLaughlin, both of Fort Smith.
The body is at the Fentress mortuary. Funeral arrangements were incomplete pending the receipt of word from the son and daughter.

(burial was at Oak Cemetery)