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Crowley Ridge Institute HS Grads 1912

From the Forrest City Times Newspaper:Announcement of Graduates
1912 Buford, Albert Walter GRADUATES-Crowley Ridge Institute- Essay- Graduates With Medals-Birth: Aug. 21, 1895Death: Nov. 12, 1973 Buried Forrest Park Cemetery-
1912 Tipton, Goodwin GRADUATES-Crowley Ridge Institute HONOR ROLL 7th Grade-1908 10th Grade-Graduates With Medals-B.Jul.1895 Arkansas-Parents John Henry Tipton 1870 1938 Lola Goodwin Grady 1874 1943Obituary of Grandmother:Obituary:Forrest City Times Herald:Mrs.J.B.Cummings, One of the Pioneer Citizens of this County, Passed Away This A.M.:Birth: Jan. 22, 1852HelenaPhillips CountyArkansas, USADeath: Apr. 21, 1936 -Mrs.Emma (Casteel) Cummings died at 4 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs.John H.Tipton, of a heart ailment. Mrs.Cummings, the daughter of Robert Wiley and Eliza Goodwin Casteel, was born in Helena, Jan.22,1852. In 1864 the family moved to this county where her father was engaged in farming a large plantation and in the mercantile business, also played a prominent part in the civic affairs of the county. Mrs.Cummings was the only surviving one of the following several brothers and sisters:Willie, Robert and Jack Casteel, Mrs.J.W.Beck and Mrs.H.P.Gorman. On Sept.9,1873 she was united in marriage to A.J.Grady, a member of the firm of Kathley and Grady, who had a large store and farming interests. Mr.Grady was one of the very early settlers of this county. To this union two children were born, A.L.Grady and Mrs.John E.Tipton, both of this city. Mr.Grady passed away in 1879. In 1881, Mrs.Cummings was married to Dr.J.B.Cummings. To this union one daughter was born, Mrs.E.E.Norton of Pine Blufff. Dr.Cummings was one of the most eminent physicians of the state, being a graduate of Columbia University in New York, and after graduation serving as an intern at one of the largest hospitals in New York City. During the Yellow Fever epidemic in 1879, Dr.Cummings was untiring in his efforts to relieve suffering humanity, and due to his skillful ministration many of the older citizens of this county owe their lives. When Mrs.Cummings was 12 years old she joined the Baptist Church, and through the intervening years was acitvely interested in its welfare. Mrs.Cummings passed away on the the location, but not the same house, to which she came as a bride, having spenty sixty four years of her life right there on the same spot, the house now standing replaced the first home, destroyed by fire some years ago. Surviving Mrs.Cummings are A.L.Grady, Mrs.John H.Tipton, Mrs.E.L.Norton, of Pine Bluff, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the home on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev.Grover C.Prince, pastor of the Baptist Church. Mr.and Mrs.E.R.Norton and daughters, Miss Rosamond Norton, and Mrs.Hendrix Rowell of Pine Bluff, Mr.and Mrs.L.C.Cargile of Texarkana, and Mrs.D.C.Wall of Memphis are in the city for the funeral tomorrow.

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