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Crowley Ridge Institute HS Grads 1904

From the Forrest City Times Newspaper:Announcement of Graduates
6-3-1904 - CROWLEY'S RIDGE INSTITUTE GRADUATION - - - - - - NA - FCTIMES - Graduation ceremonies at Crowley's Ridge Institute:Grads were Miss Fannie Elizabeth Franks, John Gatling, and Edward Roleson, the latter two Salutatorian and Valedictorian respectively/
1904 FRANKS FANNIE ELIZABETH MISS-Birth: Feb. 5, 1883 Death: Aug. 25, 1972-Buried Forrest Park Cemetery-MARRIAGES FRANKS FANNIE E. MISS NA FCTIMES MYERS-FRANKS=Mr.Robert A.Myers, age 32, and Miss Fannie E. Franks, age 23, were married Sunday at the home of the bride's father, Mr.A.Franks, Squire J.B.Sanders performing the ceremonies, Mr.Pete Parnella of Memphis was in attendance. 3-31-1906Family links: Spouse: Robert Anthony Myers (1874 - 1958)
1904 GATLING JOHN Salutatorian-Birth: Apr. 28, 1887 Death: Dec. 19, 1931-Buried City Cemetery-Parents: John Williams Gatling (1851 - 1916) Elizabeth Gilliam Skinner Gatling (1856 - 1946) Children: John Williams Gatling (1919 - 1942)* Spouse: Bessie Mae Williams Gatling (1895 - 1936)* The body of John Williams Gatling, 43 years, was found this morning in the L'Anguille river this morning by a searching party composed of A.L.Stevens, John Threat . Russell Williams. It was found under a drift, about one mile below the new concrete bridge and a quarter mile below the iron bridge near where his car was found parked following his disppearance from home on Saturday, Dec.19. The body had not come to the surface but was first touched by Mr.Stevens boat paddle, and John Threat reached down and pulled it to the surface. It was entangled with a mass of drift, near the middle of the river. The body had drifted to witing 200 or 300 yards of nets that had been stretched across the river several days ago to intercept it. News of the finding was brought to the city by Mr.Williams and the body brought to Stevens Funeral home. The body upon investigation at the funeral home was found to have a bullet hole in the left of the heart and it is believed that Mr.Gatling would not have been able to do the shooting himself based on the angle of the bullet in the body. The autopsy found a 25 caliber bullet, performed by Dr.N.C.McCown and Dr.J.O.Rush, and the coroner's inquiry returned a verdict of death due to a bullet from an unknown person. Funeral services will be tomorrow, New Years day, at the Forrest City cemetery. Mr.Gatling's watch was found, and it stopped at 1:20 o'clock, and his knife was also found along with a five dollar bill and papers. No note or message was found. Mr.Gatling had left home enroute to work at the Forrest City Grocer Co. when the disappearance came about.Forrest City Times-Herald Dec.31,1931
1904 ROLESON EDWARD VALEDICTORIAN-Edward Phillips Roleson-Birth: 14 Feb 1890 in Memphis, Shelby, TennesseeDeath:25 May 1956 in Saratoga, CaliforniaParents Edward Joel Roleson -Story:ROLESON EDWARD NA FCTIMES ARTICLE BY MRS.MARY T.WHITSON-ENTITLED FORREST CITY AFTER MANY YEARS-She describes Mr.Edward Roleson, manager of Consumers Cotton Oil Co., which was organized in 1899. He was born in Wittsburg, and is one of the most elegant gentlemen in Arkansas. 6-5-19031861 1945 Emily Sarah Phillips 1859 1935 Show siblings Spouse & Children Amanda Caroline Jacobsen 1888 1971 Edward James Roleson 1921 1997 Ralph Fletcher Roleson 1923 1984

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