Obituaries of Arkansans in the 1900’s

Alexander, Joseph P., Major-Obituary: Major Joseph P.Alexander Dead-San Diego, Cal. Oct.25-Major Joseph P. Alexander, of Harwood, Ark., is dead at Coronado, of heart failure. He was one of the largest and most successful cotton planters in the south, having plantations in Arkansas and Louisiana, and was well known through all the lower Mississippi Valley, particularly in New Orleans. He was a veteran of the Confederate Army, having served in the Ross Cavalry Brigade, under Nathan Bedford Forrest. Atlanta Constitution, Oct.26,1902. Born Mar.20,1840 buried Mt.Hope Cemetery, San Diego, California

Anthony, Homer-Washington Post July 16-London, July 15-The Rev. Homer Anthony, of Arkansas, a delegate to the Baptist Congress, was struck by a truck today, and died in the hospital to which he was taken.

Armstrong, Frank Crawford, General, Indian Agent-New York Times, Sep.9,1909-Gen.F.C.Armstrong Dead, Confederate Veteran and Ex-Commissioner of Indian Affairs-Bar Harbor, Me.-Sep.8-Gen.Frank Crawford Armstrong of Washington died today at the cottage of his daughter, Mrs.A.Archibald Barklis. His death was due to old age. He was born at Choctaw Agency, Indian Territory, in 1835. He was educated at the Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass., and in 1854 went to Texas to live with his stepfather, Gen.P.F.Smith. In the following year he accompanied Gen.Smith on a trip across the state. For bravery in an encounter with Indians on this trip he was appointed Second Lieutenant in the U.S.Dragoons. At the outbreak of the civil war, Gen.Armstrong resigned his command to join the Confederate army.  He was appointed Adjutant General by Jefferson Davis and was put in command of a company of troops under Gen.McCulloch in Arkansas. He participated in several of the important battles in Miss. and Alabama. Troops under his command captured Federal camps at Courtland, Alabama. In 1863 he was made Brigadier General and assigned to a brigade under Gen. Van Dorn, and later Gen. Nathan B. Forrest. He participated in the Tennessee campaign and took an important part at Chickamauga. He served under Gen. Wheeler until the close of the war. When the war ended, he returned to Texas, where he became engaged in the Overland Mail service. From 1854 to 1859 he served as U.S. Indian Inspector. He moved to Mexico, where he was in mining operations, and then to Washington in 1893 to become Asst. Commissioner of Indian Affairs’. He served in this capacity for two years before retiring to private life. Buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.-Born Nov.22,1835

Babcock, Sarah M. Allen Mrs.-Atlanta Constitution, Jan.3,1909-Mrs.Sidney Henry Babcock Dead-Jonesboro, Ark.-Miss Sarah Margaret Allen Babcock, formerly of Forsyth. The daughter of the late Rev.W.S.Allen of the North Georgia Conference, and the widow of the late Sidney H.Babcock, of the White River Conference of Arkansas. She is survived by her six children. Among her relatives in Georgia are Mrs.Frank Siler of Atlanta, Mrs.Laura Wilder of Forsyth, Mrs.P.A.Redding of Douglasville, all sisters; and Rev.B.P.Allen of Cedartown, Professor M.C.Allen of Blakely, and George P.Allen of Elberton, brothers. She was widely known as an educator, having been prominently identified with her husband in building up Galloway College at Searcy, Ark. Interment in Jonesboro.

Berry, James Henderson, Governor-Washington Post, Jan.31,1913-Ex-Senator Berry Dead-Confederate Veteran was Elected Governor of Arkansas in 1882-Bentonville, Ark., Jan.30-James Henderson Berry, Former U. S. Senator and Governor of Arkansas, died at his home here today after an illness of several weeks. He was elected U.S.  Senator in 1883, and again in1889, 1895, and 1901. He was succeeded in the senate by the late Jefferson Davis Mar.4,1907. He was a member of the commission appointed by Pres.Taft to mark the graves of Confederate soldiers who died in Northern prisons during the Civil war. At the time of his death he held the rank of Major General in Command of the Arkansas Division, United Confederate Veterans.

Bowen, Thomas Meade, General, Judge, Governor-New York Times, Jan.1,1907-Thomas Meade Bowen-Ex-Senator Dead-Pueblo, Colo.-Dec.31-Former U.S.Senator from Colorado, died yesterday aged 71 years. Thomas M.Bowen was born near what is now Burlington, Iowa., on Oct.26,1835. After receiving an academic education at Mt.Pleasant, he studied law and at the age of 18 was admitted to the bar and went to Kansas. He organized the 13th Kansas Infantry Regt., of which he was commissioned Colonel. Later he was brevetted Brigadier General. He retired with this rank. When the regiment disbanded, he found himself in Little Rock, Ark., and decided to remain in that State. When Arkansas was reconstructed in 1867, he was President of the Constitutional Convention. He was elected Judge of the Supreme Court of Arkansas in 1868. He served on the bench four years and then resigned to accept the Governorship of Idaho Territory. He  went to Colorado in 1875 and engaged in the practice of law at Denver. When Colorado was admitted to the Union, Bowen was elected Judge of the Fourth Judicial District. He was  elected to the U.S.Senate in 1883, serving one term. He made a large fortune in business. Buried Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.

Brown, Bob-Oldest Mexican War Vet-New York Times, Mar.5,1927-Mexican War Soldier Dies-Uncle Bob Brown, who lived to 110, will have military funeral. Dayton, Ohio, Mar.4-“Uncle Bob” Brown, who died yesterday at the National Military Home here at the age of 110, is to have a military funeral. The only Mexican War veteran in the institution, his passing made a deep impression here. He never failed to have an audience when, around the mess table or a warm stove of a winter evening, he told of serving under Gen.Zachary Taylor in Mexico, in 1846 to 1848. “It wasn’t much of a war,” he often admitted, “but it was right good training for the Civil War.” Although he had lived in Arkansas, he considered he had “done too much fighting for the United States in Mexico to let the country split up,” and when the war broke out, he came here and enlisted in the Union army. His sons fought in the Spanish American war and his grandsons and great grandsons in the World War.

Bushner, C. A.-Atlanta Constitution, Aug.22,1925-Camden, Ark., Aug.21-C.A.Bushner, 55, of Camden, active head of half a dozen Arkansas lumber companies, general manager of the El Dorado and Wesson Railroad company, and a director of the Southern Pine Assoc., was found late dead today in an automobile 15 miles southwest of her. Death resulted from apoplexy. He was born in Lancaster, Wisc., and had been a resident of Arkansas for 34 years. His chief interest was a community lumber company he organized at Ogemaw, Ark. of lifelong employees from the other companies which he had managed during his career. The firm is owned and operated by the employees.

Cabell, William Lewis., Lieut. General-New York Times, Feb.23,1911-Gen.W.L.Cabell Dead-Age 84-Dallas, Feb.22-Former Commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the United Confederate Veterans and one of the best known ex-Confederates in the South, died at his home here tonight. Gen.William Lewis Cabell was born in Danville, Va., on Jan.1,1827. He entered the U.S.Military Academy in 1846 and graduated in 1850. When the Civil war became inevitable, he moved to Ft.Smith, Ark. And resigned from the Army. He was summoned to Montgomery, Ala. By Jefferson Davis and was sent to Richmond with a Major’s Commission to organize the Quartermaster, Commissary, and Ordnance Departments. He fought at Bull Run, and in Jan.1862, he was sent to the Trans-Mississippi department where he was promoted to Brig.General and assigned to the command of all the troops on the White River to hold the enemy in check until after the battle of Elk Horn. He fought at Iuka, Saltillo, and Corinth, where he was wounded. After his recovery, he commanded a cavalry brigade in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri. On the raid into Missouri he was captured and sent to Ft.Warren in Boston harbor, where he was confined till August 1865. He was chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee in Arkansas and of the Arkansas delegation to the Baltimore convention which nominated Horace Greeley for President. He moved to Dallas, Texas, where he was elected Mayor four times. He was President and General Manager of the Texas Trunk Railroad for four years, and U.S.Marshal for the Northern District of Texas during Cleveland’s first Administration. In 1890 he was chosen Lt.Gen. of the Trans-Mississippi Dept., of United Confederate Veterans, and was reelected several times.


Cantrell, Reuben-Washington Post, Sep.23,1911-Brothers in Death Duel-Arkansas City, Ark., Sep.22-In a lonely spot in the Arkansas woods near Lead Hill two brothers fought to death this afternoon. Reuben Cantrell, 35 years of age, was slain, and Thomas Cantrell, 55 years old, is dying. The former was shot to death, and the latter will not survive a dozen knife wounds which he received in the battle. Leaving the body of his brother where it had fallen, the wounded man walked four miles to his home, where he declared Reuben had attacked him with a knife while he was at work in the woods. After a terrific struggle Thomas secured possession of his shotgun and killed his antagonist. Meanwhile Reuben had plunged his knife many times into his brother’s body. The battle was the outgrowth of a family feud.

Caraway, Thaddeus H., Senator-Hartford Courant, Nov.10,1931-Jonesboro, Ark.-Nov.9-Thaddeus H.Caraway, the farm boy who grew up to become a U.S. Senator famous for the vigor with which he advocated or opposed national legislation, was buried today with the highest honors the city of his residence and the state at large could bestow.

Carruth, Ladd-Washington Post, Jan.12,1908-Fatal Election Fight-Dispute Between Two Arkansas Men Ends In Death of One-Clarendon, Ark.-Jan.11-As an outcome of an election dispute here early today between Ladd Carruth and Dolph Bowers, the former was shot and killed. Bowers is being held, charged with the killing.

Chapple, James E.-New York Times, Jan.12,1932-Little Rock, Ark., Jan.11-James E.Chapple, 55, cashier of the Arkansas Gazette, died today of Bullet wounds received Saturday when he was robbed of the newspaper’s payroll by a bandit. Charles and Don Pierce, arrested an hour after the crime, were charged with first degree murder, following Chapple’s death.

Churchill, Thomas James, Governor-New York Times, May 16,1905-Thomas James Churchill-Little Rock, Ark.-May 15-Gen.Thomas J.Churchill, Ex-Governor of Arkansas, elected 1880, and commander of the Arkansas Division, United Confederate Veterans, died here today.  Formed the 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, Civil War Major General-Born May 10,1824 Buried Mt.Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.

Clarke, James Paul, Governor, Senator-Washington Post, Oct.4,1916-Little Rock, Ark., Oct.3-Simplicity marked the funeral of U.S. Senator James Paul Clarke here today. The services were held at the home of the late senator, which could hold only a small part of the large number that assembled to pay a last tribute of respect. He was President pro tempore of the Senate. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy Friday and never regained consciousness, dying on Oct.1 . He was born in Yazoo City, Miss. Aug.18,1834. He graduated from the Helena law dept. of the Univ. Of Virginia in 1878. He began the practice of law in Arkansas in 1879. He was elected Governor in 1894, and elected to Senate in 1903, 1909 and 1915. He was married to Miss Sallie Moore Nov.15,1882 in Helena. She and a son and two daughters survive. Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.

Clayton, Adeline Mrs.-New York Times, Jan.18,1917-Gen.Powell Clayton’s Widow Dead-Washington, Jan.17-A cablegram received today announces the death in Oxted, England, of Mrs.Adeline Clayton, Widow of Gen.Powell Clayton, who was Governor of Arkansas, and Ambassador to Mexico.

Clayton, Powell, Governor-Atlanta Constitution, Aug.26,1914Gen.Powell Clayton Dead in Washington-Soldier, Diplomat and Statesman-Prominent as Republican in Arkansas. Washington, Aug.25-Gen.Powell Clayton, distinguished statesman, diplomat and soldier, died at his apartment tonight at the age of 81 years. He had been in feeble health for many months. A native of Bethel, Pa., and educated as a Civil Engineer, he emigrated to Kansas in 1861 and there entered the Union Arm. He rose to the rank of Brig.General. After the war he went to Arkansas and in 1868 was elected Governor of the state. Three years later he was sent to the U.S. Senate. The General was appointed ambassador to Mexico by Pres.McKinley in 1897 and held that position till 1905, when he retired from public life. For forty years he was a member of the Republican National Committee, and attended every meeting. He will be buried in Arlington cemetery with military honors.

Clayton, Powell, Major-New York Times, Dec.28,1916-Major Powell Clayton, 16th U.S.Cavalry, formerly attached to the general staff of the Army, died today at Ft.Sam Houston, Texas, from injuries on Dec.10 while taking a young horse over the hurdles on the drill field. He was born in Arkansas Jul.30,1871, son of former Governor Powell Clayton.

Colquitt, John, Colonel-Atlanta Constitution, Sep.25,1903-Death of Colonel John Colquitt-Little Rock, Sep.24-Col. John W.Colquitt, the former Commissioner of state lands, died tonight at his home in this city. He was 63 years of age. He was a veteran of the Confederate Army, having been Colonel of the First Arkansas Infantry. Buried Oakland Cemetery, Little Rock. Born Oct.28,1840 in Muscogee Co. Ga. Died Sept.24,1903

Cone, William B., Captain-Atlanta Constitution, Jun.12,1913-William B. Cone, City Pioneer, Dead-Captain William B. Cone, aged 75 years, one of Atlanta’s pioneer citizens, died at his home 13 Howard Street, Kirkwood, Wednesday morning. He was, for forty years, associated in business with W. H. Brotherton. He was a veteran of the civil war, and served as a Captain in the Third Arkansas Regiment. He is survived by a wife and four children, W.B.Jr, Ina, O.A, and Susie, and three grandchildren, Evelyn, Warner and Elizabeth Cone.

Cook, Virgil Young, General-New York Times, Mar.14,1922-General Virgil Young Cook, 73 years, former Grand Commander of the United Confederate Veterans, died yesterday at his home in Batesville, Ark. He owned thousands of acres in that section of Arkansas. Buried Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, Ark.

Crockett, John W., Treasurer and Sect. of State-New York Times, Apr.10,1920-John W.Crockett, Little Rock, Ark. Apr.9-Aged sixty, former Secretary of State and State Treasurer of Arkansas, died at his home her last night. He was a great Grandson of Davy Crockett, of Alamo fame.

Davis, De Leon-New York Times, Apr.12,1922-Funeral of Husband and Wife-Atlantic City, N.J.-Apr.11-A double funeral service was held in the Ascension Episcopal Church where today for De Leon Davis, and inventor of many automobile accessories, and his wife, both of whom died here Saturday within three hours of each other. The Davis’s came here from Arkansas about a year ago in the hope that Mr.Davis’s health would be improved.

Davis, Jeff, Governor-Hartford Courant, Jun.3,1913-Senator Jeff Davis Dies in Arkansas-Little Rock, Ark., Jun.3-Senator Jeff Davis died early this morning. He was born May 6.1862, and was admitted to the bar at the age of 19. He was elected Attorney General of Arkansas in 1898, and Governor in 1901. He was elected to the U.S.Senate in 1907. Death resulted from an attack of apoplexy. Buried in Mt.Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.

Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, Senator-Washington Post, Mar.21,1916-Los Angeles, Calif., Mar.20-Stephen Wallace Dorsey, former U.S. Senator from Arkansas and of late years, a capitalist of this city. He was 73 years of age, and a complication of physical ills, are attributed by his physicians for the cause of his death. Mr. Dorsey was Senator from 1873 to 1879, and for forty years was heavily interested in mines in Colorado, Arizona, and other parts of the Southwest.

Eagle, James P., Governor-Washington Post, Dec.21,1904-Ex-Governor James P.. Eagle died in Little Rock, Ark., after an illness of three weeks. He was Governor of Arkansas from 1889 to 1893. He had been President of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention twenty one years. He was also President of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Farrell, William-Obituary:”Lumber King” Farrell Dead. Little Rock, Ark., Jul.18-William Farrell, known as  the “Lumber King” of Arkansas died today. He was President of the William Farrell Lumber Co., whose holdings are valued at half a million dollars.  Atlanta Constitution, Jul.19,1901-Buried Oakland Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark. Born Jul.3,1832

Fishback, William Meade, Governor-New York Times-Feb.10,1903--Little Rock, Feb.9-Ex-Govenor William M.Fishback died today at his home in Ft.Smith of paralysis. He was seventy two years of age. He was widely known as the author of the Fishback Amendment, by which the legislature is forbidden ever to pay certain bonds issued during the reconstruction period. He was born in Culpepper County, Va. On Nov.5,1831, and was descended on his mother’s side from old English stock, and on the father’s side, German. He was educated at the Univ. Of Virginia, and studied law in Richmond, Va., teaching school while he prepared himself for the bar. In 1857 he emigrated to the West, stopping first in Illinois, but going in the following year to Greenwood, Ark., where he remained until 1862, when he removed to Ft.Smith, where he formed a partnership with Judge Sol F.Clark for the practice of law. He was a member of the State Constitutional Convention, elected as a Union man, and a strong defender of the Union he remained during the war. In 1864 he was chosen by the Union Legislature to represent that State in the United States Senate. In 1867 when the Republican Party was organized in Arkansas, he went over to the Democracy, where he remained one of their ablest generals and most intrepid fighters. In 1874 he was elected a member of the Constitutional Convention as a Democrat, and several times after to represent his county in the State Legislature. He was the author of a history of the reconstruction which was largely circulated as a Democratic campaign document during the Presidential campaign of 1888. He ran for Governor, and was a Presidential Elector at Large. In 1890 he was a candidate for the U.S.Senate, but withdrew when he found Sen.Jones had the majority of the State Legislature pledged to his support. He was elected Governor in 1892 as the 17th Governor. He is buried in Oak Cemetery, Ft.Smith, Ark..

Fulk, F. M., Judge-New York Times, Mar.26,1910-Judge F.M.Fulk, prominent in political affairs and one of the wealthiest men in Arkansas, is dead at his home in Little Rock of disease. Judge Fulk was born in Pickaway Co., Ohio.

Gantt, Reid-New York Times Jul.22,1906-Reid Gantt, a lawyer of Hot Springs, Ark., was found dead in bed yesterday from heart disease. He was the author of the present Arkansas “Jim Crow” law. Born Sep.31,1866 Died Jul.21,1906 buried Hollywood Cemetery, Hot Springs, Ark.

Gibbons, John R., Major General-Washington Post, Jul.1,1919-Harrisonburg, Va.-June.30-John R.Gibbons, a former resident of this county, died at his home in Bauxite, Ark., on Jun.15 of pneumonia. He was a civil war veteran, and in the organization of United Confederate Veterans was elected Major General commanding, the Arkansas Division. Surviving are his widow, two sons and one daughter.

Gunther, Charles Frederick, Steamboat Captain-New York Times, Feb.12,1920-Charles F.Gunther, Chicago Candy Manufacturer is a Pneumonia Victim-Chicago, Feb.11-Charles Frederick Gunther, builder of one of the largest candy factories, Cracker Jacks, in the West and former Alderman and City Treasurer of Chicago, died of pneumonia yesterday. He was born in Wildberg, Germany, and came to this country when 5 years of age. In the civil war he served as an officer on a Confederate Steamboat on the Arkansas River. At the close of the war, he became a commercial traveler and in 1868 came to Chicago, where he opened a candy store, which grew to large proportions, and he later went into the manufacturing end of the business. Buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.

Harris, Joe S., Adjutant General-New York Times, Apr.23, 1929-Adjutant General of Arkansas Dies after Airplane Trip-Little Rock, Ark., Apr.22-Joe S.Harris, AG of Arkansas, died unexpectedly at his home here tonight. Heart disease was believed to be the cause. Only yesterday he had made an airplane trip over the flooded district of Eastern Arkansas.

Hayes, George W., Governor-Atlanta Constitution, Sep.16,1927-Hayes, Ex-Governor of Arkansas Dies-Little Rock, Ark., Sep.15-George W.Hayes, former Governor, died at his home here tonight following an illness of pneumonia, Hayes had been ill two weeks. He was Governor from 1913 to 1917.

Heiskell, Frederick H., Editor-New York Times, Apr.1,1931-Little Rock, Ark., Mar.31-Frederick H.Heiskell, 56 years old, managing editor of the Arkansas Gazette, died suddenly at his home here tonight. Death was attributed to heart disease. He had spent the day at work in his office. His first newspaper work was on the old Memphis Telegram. Later on he spent several years in the Philippine Islands as secretary to General Luke W.Wright, who was a member of the Philippine Commission appointed by Pres.Taft.  In 1902 he joined his brother, J.N.Heiskell, at Little Rock and since then had been managing editor of the Gazette. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Josephine and Grace; his mother, four sisters, and a brother, J.N.Heiskell. Buried in Mt.Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.

Howell, W. B.-Washington Post, July 13,1905-Sickness Caused Suicide-Arkansas Planter Left Sister in Staunton, Va.-New York, July 12-Desperate because treatment for which he came to this city had failed to help his rapidly failing eyesight, W.B. Howell, a well to do cotton planter of Pine Bluff, Ark., today committed suicide in the Hotel Navarre here by shooting. Howell left three telegrams explaining his act. These messages, all identical, read: “Treatment unsuccessful. This is the cause of it all.”  One of these to his mother at Pine Bluff; another to his sister, Mrs.M.D.Russell at Staunton, Va., and the third to a nephew, John H.Noble, of Anniston, Alabama.

Johnson, Ellis C., Judge-Washington Post, Oct.11,1928-Judge Ellis C.Johnson, age 72, former solicitor of Internal Revenue, and a Washington lawyer, died unexpectedly yesterday morning at his residence at the Sherman Apartments, 15th and L streets Northwest. Death was caused by heart disease. He had been a resident for 35 years. Previously, he had moved from Missouri, where he was born, to Little Rock, where he entered politics and became Asst. Sect. of State. At the time he was editor and publisher of the Little Rock True Democrat. In 1894 he moved to Washington. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.Alice Moore Johnson; a daughter, Mrs.Alfonzo F.Zerbee; two grandchildren, Anna Moore Johnson and Jean Moore Zerbee. Burial in Rock Creek Cemetery.

Johnson, Matthew F., Judge-Obituary:Judge Matthew F.Johnson-Sacramento, June 30-Word was received in this city of the death of Superior Judge Matt F.Johnson in San Francisco. Judge Johnson was born in Arkansas 56 years ago. He was a prominent Democrat, and has held a number of positions of trust. He was appointed in 1894 to succeed W.C.Van Fleet as Superior Judge, and has twice been elected to the same position. Los Angeles Times, Jul.1,1900. Buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, Sacramento, Calif.

Jones, Elizabeth Ann Mrs.-Chicago Tribune, Aug.27,1911-Elizabeth Ann Jones, Widow of J.Russell Jones, who was a pioneer in the traction development of Chicago, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs.George W.Roberts, in Highland Park. She was 81 years old. With her husband she was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S.Grant. Mrs.Jones was the daughter of Judge Andrew Scott of Arkansas and was born at Little Rock Nov.26,1829.

Jones, James Kimbrough, Senator-New York Times, Jun.2,1908-Ex-Senator Jones Dead-Was Democratic National Chairman and Bryan Champion for Eight Years-Washington, Jun.1-James Kimbrough Jones, ex-U.S.Senator from Arkansas, died here today from heart disease. He was taken ill suddenly this morning, and passed late this afternoon. Senator Jones twice took charge of the Bryan campaigns, in 1896 and 1900.  James Kimbrough Jones was born in Miss. in 1839 and served in the Confederate Army as a private soldier. After the war he studied law in Arkansas and entered politics. He was elected to the 47th, 48th, and 49th Congresses, and was appointed in 1885 to fill the vacancy by the death of James D.Walker. Buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Jones, John T., Judge-New York Times, Mar.12,1907-Judge John T.Jones of Helena, Ark., died in Memphis, Tenn., Sunday night. He was 94 years old, a pioneer resident of Arkansas, a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars, planter, cotton merchant, lawyer, and Circuit Judge. Paul Johns of New York is a son of Mr.Jones.

Kavanaugh, William Marmaduke, Senator-New York Times, Feb.22,1915-Little Rock, Ark., Feb.21-Judge William Marmaduke Kavanaugh, ex-U.S. Senator from Arkansas, who replaced the vacancy caused by death of Jeff Davis, serving until March 1913, President of the Southern Assoc. of Baseball Clubs, the Little Rock Railway and Electric Company, and the Southern Trust Company of this city, died at his home here late today after an hour’s illness. Acute indigestion was the cause of death, physicians said. Judge Kavanaugh, who was 50 years of age, was a native of Kentucky.

Kellam, Emma Mrs.Washington Post-Jul.14,1906-Kellam-On Thursday, Jul.12,1906, Emma, widow of R.Franklin Kellam, in the thirty-eighth year of her age. Funeral services Saturday, July 14, Interment private.

Kellam, R. Franklin-Obituary:Arkansas Newsman Reporter of Sporting Events-R.Franklin Kellam, who was widely known in baseball circles and among newspaper friends as “Frank” Kellam, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 1430 Eighth Street Northwest. Few of his most intimate acquaintances were aware of his illness. About two months ago he contracted consumption, and his health rapidly failed. He was born in Camden, Ark., thirty four years ago. He leaves a widow and three children. After a course in the public schools he worked as a reporter on the Camden Beacon and finally became its editor. He came to this city in 1893 to accept a position as clerk to the Interstate Commerce Commission. During his residence here he was correspondent for the Little Rock Gazette and the Kansas Democrat. He was an ardent baseball enthusiast, followed the progress of the late Washington team closely, and furnished baseball reports for the Sporting News, of St.Louis; the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Chicago Inter Ocean. Services tomorrow morning conducted by Rev.E.B.Bagby of the Ninth Street Christian Church, with interment in Glenwood Cemetery.  Washington Post, Feb.18,1901.

Knapp, Harry S., Vice Admiral-New York Times, Apr.12,1923-Vice Admiral’s Remains to be Cast to Winds at Sea Today-Pursuant to the last wishes of Vice Admiral Harry S.Knapp, who died in Hartford, Ct., on Apr.6, his ashes will be scattered to the winds at sea today from the deck of the battleship Arkansas after the vessel passes the three mile limit on her way to Annapolis, Md. The Arkansas will leave the Brooklyn Navy Yard this morning, The urn containing the ashes arrived yesterday.

Lendrum, Alexander-Chicago Tribune, Mar.12,1918-Alexander Lendrum, of Helena, Ark., formerly of Chicago, of an operation, Mar.12. He was a retired lumber merchant, but for the past few years has had large rice interests in Arkansas. He was a 33rd degree Mason. He is survived by his wife, Alice, and daughters, Ethel and Mrs.Rowe S.Morrison.

Lindauer, David Hirsch-Obituary:David Hirsch Lindauer died yesterday, Jan.2,1900, at his home, 4 East Ninety-third Street. Mr.Lindauer was born in Germany in 1832, and came to this country at an early age. His first business venture was in Arkansas where he dealt in general merchandise. Afterward he went to Memphis, Tenn., and engaged in the wholesale and retail dry good business before and during the Civil War. He came north after the war, and began the manufacture of corsets. He retired about three years ago. Mr.Lindauer was formerly a member of the Progress and Freundschaft Clubs and was well known in Hebrew circles. New York Times, Jan.3,1900. He immigrated in 1853 per records.

Little, Thomas Eaton, Treasurer-Obituary:Treasurer of Arkansas Dead-Little Rock, Ark., Apr.10-State Treasurer Thomas Eaton Little died suddenly from heart disease. He was brother of Congressman Little, of the second Arkansas District. Atlanta Constitution, Apr.11,1901. Born Aug.25,1843 Buried Greenwood Mem.Cemetery, Greenwood, Arkansas

Locke, F. M., Colonel-New York Times, Jun.6,1911-Col.F.M.Locke, Chairman of the Texas secession convention which deposed Gov.Sam Houston, died suddenly last night at his home in El Paso, aged 87. Col. Locke fought through the Mexican war, and was a Colonel in the Confederate Army. He founded the town of Alma, Arkansas, and was the first Agricultural Commissioner of Arkansas.

Love, Jack, Baseball Player-Atlanta Constitution, Jan.1,1919-Jack Love Dead-Little Rock, Ark., Dec.31-News was received here today of the death of Jack Love, former baseball player, at his home near Russellville, Ark. He formerly played second base for the Arkansas City club of the American association, and the Memphis club of the Southern Association.

Lowry, Robert, General, Governor-New York Times, Jan.19,1910-Ex-Governor Robert Lowry Dead-Jackson, Miss. Jan.19-He died at his home in this city tonight. He was born in Chesterfield, S.Carolina, on Mar.10,1831, and moved with his parents to Mississippi when quite young., and there became engaged in business after receiving a common school education. Later he moved to Arkansas, where he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1854. He practiced until the breaking out of the civil war, when he enlisted in the Confederate Army. Serving throughout, and mustered out of service with the rank Brig.General. After the war he was commissioned by the Governor of Mississippi to visit Pres. Johnson for the purpose of securing the release of Jefferson Davis, but he failed in this mission. He resumed the practice of law but in Mississippi this time. And in 1865 was elected to the state senate. In 1881 he was elected Governor and was denominated in the following election. He carried through a great many reforms, some of which are still in existence in Mississippi.

Macon, Robert Bruce, Representative-New York Times, Oct.13,1925-Ex-Congressman Macon Dead-Marvell, Ark., Oct.12-Robert Bruce Macon, 66, Congressman from the First Arkansas District from 1903 to 1913, was found dead in bed at his home here. Death was attributed to heart disease.

McClure, John, Judge-New York Times, Jul.9,1915-John McClure, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court during the reconstruction period, died yesterday at his home in Little Rock, Ark., in his 82nd year. He was born in Ohio, and in the civil war was a First Lt. of an Ohio regiment, being promoted to Major. Buried Little Rock National Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.

McCulloch, Edward A., FTC-New York Times, Jan.24,1933-E.A.McCulloch, 71, Trade Expert Dies-Federal Commissioner-St.Louis, Jan.23-Edward A. McCulloch of Little Rock, Ark., a member of the Federal Trade Commission and former Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, died here today in Barnes Hospital, where he had undergone an operation for ulcers of the stomach. He had been a patient for a month. His body was found by a nurse. Dr.Hugh McCulloch, a son, who is a member of the hospital staff, said death appeared to be from thrombosis. He was 71 years of age. Three other sons, Edgar H. McCulloch, an attorney in this city; Richard Burrus McCulloch, and attorney of Marianna, Ark., and Ben McCulloch of San Francisco survive.

McDonald, Alexander, Senator- New York Times Dec.14,1903-Ex-Senator McDonald Dead-Arkansas Merchant, Financier, and Statesman expires at Norwood Park, New Jersey-He died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs.William D.Harper. He was born in Clinton Co., Pa., April 10,1832. After receiving his education at Lewisburg University, he emigrated to Kansas in 1857. He took a leading part in raising troops for the Union Army at the outbreak of the civil war, and for a time supported three regiments at his personal expense. In 1863 he settled in Arkansas, engaging in business as a merchant. He then established and became President of a National Bank at Ft.Smith, and also was President of the Merchant’s National Bank at Little Rock. He was elected a member of Congress from Arkansas for the term ending 1871, taking his seat on the readmission of that State to the Union. He served on the committees on the Post Office, Manufactures, and Territories. In 1868 he was a delegate to the Chicago convention. His funeral will take place at Lock Haven, Pa., on Wednesday.

Mitchell, James, Colonel-Obituary:Col. James Mitchell, Little Rock, Ark. Jun.26-Col.James Mitchell, editor of the Arkansas Democrat died today. He was a native of Arkansas, seventy two years of age, and was prominent in the affairs of the State. He was formerly a member of the faculty of the University of Arkansas.  Washington Post, Jun.27,1902-Buried Mt.Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.-Bio:James Mitchell was president and editor-in-chief of the Arkansas Democrat from the time he purchased the paper with W. D. Blocher in 1878 until shortly before his death in 1902. As editor, Mitchell made the paper a powerful statewide force backing Democratic policies and candidates. At the same time, he argued forcefully, both in the paper and through frequent public speeches, for economic diversification in the state, for educational improvement, for equal pay and improved opportunities for women, and for other progressive measures. James Mitchell was born on May 8, 1833, at Cane Hill (Washington County) to James Mitchell, a farmer, and Mary Ann Webber. He was the third of ten children whose parents had moved their family from Indiana to the Arkansas Territory about 1830. As a youth, Mitchell assisted his father on the family farm and attended common schools during the winters. In 1846, Mitchell attended school in Fort Smith (Sebastian County), and in 1850, he entered Cane Hill Collegiate Institute, later renamed Cane Hill College. After a five-month term at the institute, Mitchell taught in the Choctaw Nation for two years in order to finance his return to Cane Hill Institute to study from 1854 to 1855. Mitchell’s interests as a student were Latin, rhetoric, and history, subjects from which he later drew heavily as a teacher, writer, and public speaker. Mitchell received appointment as Deputy United States Surveyor for Kansas and Nebraska in 1855. A journal Mitchell kept while he was surveying notes that he opposed the anti-Catholic, anti-immigration positions of the Know-Nothing Party, and it offers insight into his character and beliefs. A Protestant, Mitchell wrote in the journal that “toleration in matters of faith is the grand distinguishing feature in the Constitution of the United States… It makes us different from, and exalts us above, every other nation under heaven.” He went on to ask, “What right have you or I to oppose foreign emigration when we remember that foreigners battled for the liberties which we now enjoy?” By 1859, Mitchell had returned to Arkansas and opened a school at Evansville (Washington County). Mitchell married Sarah Elizabeth Latta January 31, 1860, at the Latta family homestead at Vineyard (Washington County). The couple had eight children. In 1860, Mitchell was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives as a Democrat. He chaired the House Education Committee and opposed the state’s 1861 secession from the Union without a popular vote. When Arkansas entered the conflict, Mitchell enlisted in the Confederate army in May 1861 and mustered out in June 1865. At the war’s end, Mitchell joined his family in Bonham, Texas, where Sarah Elizabeth and their daughter had gone to be with relatives to escape the hardships of the war. Mitchell taught school in Texas until the family returned to Cane Hill in 1866, where Mitchell farmed, probably on the farm he had purchased near Cane Hill soon after he married. Mitchell also taught at Cane Hill College. In 1868, he was elected to a professorship at the reorganized Cane Hill College, which had been burned during the Civil War. He remained on the faculty for six years. During this period, college officials conferred a BA degree on Mitchell. In 1874, Mitchell was elected professor and chair of history and English literature at Arkansas Industrial University in Fayetteville (Washington County) (now the University of Arkansas (UA)). He taught there for two years before he moved to Little Rock (Pulaski County) to become editor-in-chief of the Arkansas Gazette. In 1878, Mitchell left the Gazette and purchased the Arkansas Democrat with William Durbin Blocher. When Blocher died in 1879, the paper experienced financial difficulties, since Blocher had been the business manager, and his death left Mitchell with editorial as well as managerial duties. Conditions improved when Mitchell added James R. Bettis as a partner and business manager. An added factor that benefited the paper in its early years was its support for David Walker’s candidacy for the United States Senate against the rival Arkansas Gazette’s choice, Robert W. Johnson. Walker’s win, credited to the Democrat, aided subscriptions and expanded advertising of the newspaper. As a journalist, Mitchell believed his mission was to teach. The paper remained loyal to conservative Democratic Party politics, and in his initial editorial, Mitchell declared support for “Democratic agencies and instrumentalities” but promised that the paper would maintain independence of thought and action. As editor, he stressed the need for economic diversification in order for the state to prosper. Through the paper and in his public addresses, Mitchell also supported a strong system of public schools, improved teacher pay, and effective college-level instruction, insisting that college should nurture patriotism. The paper also supported an 1879 resolution introduced in the state legislature to protect African Americans in all political, legal, and property rights as fully as if they were white. Mitchell also strongly advocated rights for women, including equality of opportunity, co-education at all levels, access to the professions, civil rights, and legal guarantees. In addressing inequities in teacher salaries, he argued that merit rather than gender should determine compensation. Mitchell was heavily involved in community work and in professional journalism societies. He received numerous recognitions, including his appointment by Governor James Eagle to the Arkansas commission to plan the state’s role in the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, as well as his election as president of the state commission. He helped secure private and public funds for the commission’s project at the exposition. Mitchell also served as a member of the Little Rock Public School Board, which named one of its schools—James Mitchell School—in his honor. Mitchell remained active in community affairs until shortly before his death on 26, 1902, at Battle Creek Sanitarium in Little Rock after a brief illness. The funeral was held at his home on Spring Street, and he was buried at Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock.

Murphy, Edgar Gardner, Rev.-New York Times, Jun.24,1913-The Rev. Edgar Gardner Murphy, author of  “The Present South” and founder of the National Child Labor Committee, died yesterday at his home, 93rd Street and Central Park West. He was born in Arkansas forty four years ago, and was educated at the Univ. of the South. In 1903 at the National Conference of Charities and Corrections in Atlanta, Mr. Murphy set forth the conditions of child labor in the south by a memorable address. He enlisted the interest of philanthropists and others, and as the direct result of his pleading, the National Child Labor Committee was organized in 1904.

New York Times, Jan.8,1931-Mrs.Sue Ruffin Harrison-Richmond, Va., Jan.7-Mrs.Harrison, who died today in her home in Charles City County at the age of 82, was the granddaughter of Edmund Ruffin, who fired the first gun in the Civil War at Ft.Sumpter, S..C., on Apr.12,1861.

Porter, Samuel Quincy-Hartford Courant, Jul.3,1923-Unionville Man Dies in Arkansas-Samuel Quincy Porter, son of Manuel Q. and Francis A.Porter of Unionville, died yesterday morning at Jonesboro, Ark. The burial will be here. He went west a number of years ago to engage in business. He had been an invalid for some time. Aged 66, he leaves his wife and a son.

Redy, E. S., Colonel-Atlanta Constitution, Sep.22,1924-Arkansas Banker Dies-Memphis, Tenn., Sep.21-Colonel E.S.Redy, banker of Helena, Ark., died this afternoon in a Memphis hospital following an operation.

Reed, J. Warren, Lawyer in Judge Isaac Parker’s Courtroom-New York Times, Sep.10,1912-Muskogee, Okla.-Sep.9-J.Warren Reed, a picturesque figure of the pioneer days in the Indian Territory and Arkansas, died in the Muskogee Hospital today. For thirty years Mr. Reed was a prominent lawyer in the border days when Judge Isaac Parker reigned at Ft. Smith and later at Muskogee. During his career he was known as the outlaw’s friend. Of the 134 murder cases where the accused was defended by Mr. Reed, only two were hanged, and the remainder were acquitted or given light sentences. He was author of “Hell on the Border,” a book describing stirring scenes at the old Federal Court at Ft.Smith.

Reed, John Gordon, Colonel-Obituary:John Gordon Reed, Harrison, N.J-New York-May 24-A native of New York, but who served as Colonel in the Confederate Army, is dead at his home in Harrison, N.J. He was living in Arkansas when the war began, and at once entered the southern army, while two brothers served in the opposing ranks. Reed became a member of the staff of General Sterling E.Price, and was one of the officers in charge of building the defenses about Mobile. The southern cross of honor was given him not long ago by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Atlanta Constitution, May 25,1905.

Remmell, Harmon Liveright, Sr., Colonel-New York Times, Oct.28,1927-Hot Springs, Ark., Oct.14-Colonel Harmon Liveright Remmel, Sr.,  for 28 years Chairman of the State Republican Committee, died at a local hospital today, after a long illness. Pneumonia developed after a paralytic stroke last summer. He was Internal Revenue Collector for Arkansas at time of his death, a position he had held for five administrations. He had also served as U.S.Marshall, and was a candidate for Governor three times. He came to Arkansas in 1876 from Indiana.  He made his home in Newport for many years, visiting Little Rock every day, for there he maintained his offices as general agent of the Mutual Life Ins.Co. of New York. At one time he was superintendent of agencies in five states for the Mutual. Born in Stratford, Fulton Co., N.Y. on Jan.15,1852, he moved to Ft.Wayne, Ind. In 1871, remaining for five years. At Newport, he also had a manufacturing plant for staves and headings in addition to his insurance interests.

Reynolds, Daniel Harris, General-Obituary:General Daniel Harris Reynolds, Arkansas-Little Rock, Ark. Mar.14-He was a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army, died this morning at Lake Village, Ark. Atlanta Constitution, Mar.15,1902. Bio: Daniel Harris Reynolds (1832–1902) Daniel Harris Reynolds was a lawyer, Confederate general, and state senator who ranks as one of Arkansas's most talented and dedicated citizen-soldiers during the Civil War. Daniel Reynolds was born on December 14, 1832, in Centerburg, Ohio, to Amos and Sophia (Houck) Reynolds. He studied at Ohio Wesleyan University in the town of Delaware, where he joined the Masonic order in 1853. He studied law privately in Louisa County, Iowa, and Somerville, Tennessee, where he befriended fellow future Confederate General Otho French Strahl. Admitted to the bar in 1858, he established a legal practice in Lake Village (Chicot County).At the outset of the Civil War, Reynolds raised a cavalry company, the "Chicot Rangers," and entered Confederate service as a captain in command of Company A of the First Arkansas Mounted Rifles. The regiment mustered in at Fort Smith (Sebastian County) on June 14, 1861. Serving initially in the Trans-Mississippi Theater, the regiment saw its first action at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri, on August 10, 1861; although injured in this engagement in a fall from his frightened horse, Reynolds stayed in the field and also fought at Pea Ridge March 7–8, 1862. Dismounted shortly after the Battle of Pea Ridge, the Mounted Rifles served thereafter as infantry, producing lingering resentment among the regiment's officers and enlisted men. The regiment soon transferred to the Army of Tennessee and served in the Western Theater (that is, east of the Mississippi River) for the rest of the war. Despite a lack of military training or experience, Reynolds proved a natural leader, both in camp and in battle. Highly respected by superiors and subordinates alike, he advanced consistently through the ranks of regimental command, earning promotion to major on April 14, 1862; lieutenant colonel on May 1, 1862; and colonel of the First Arkansas Mounted Rifles on November 17, 1863 (retroactive to September 20). With the impending promotion of Brigadier General Thomas James Churchill, Reynolds' colleagues petitioned the Confederate secretary of war for his promotion to brigadier general, even though he was not the brigade's ranking colonel. He was promoted to brigadier general on March 12, 1864, retroactive to March 5. For the rest of the war, he commanded "Reynolds's Arkansas Brigade," composed of the First and Second Arkansas Mounted Rifles (dismounted); the Fourth, Ninth, Twenty-fifth and Thirty-first Arkansas Infantry regiments and the Fourth Arkansas Infantry Battalion. Reynolds had little patience for ineffective commanders and voiced his displeasure after several unsuccessful campaigns. As a result of one personality conflict, Major General Samuel Gibbs French placed him under arrest in January 1864; although the charges were quickly dismissed, Reynolds refused to serve under French and transferred his brigade to the command of Major General Edward Cary Walthall, with whom he enjoyed a close friendship and mutual respect. In the Atlanta campaign, Reynolds defeated Brigadier General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick at the Battle of Lovejoy Station on August 20, 1864, helping temporarily maintain Confederate supply lines to Atlanta. Reynolds's left leg was amputated because of a wound received in the Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina, on March 19, 1865. After the war, he returned to Lake Village, reestablished his law practice, and received a presidential pardon from Andrew Johnson. From 1866 to 1867, he served as a state senator for Ashley, Chicot, and Drew counties until federal Reconstruction policy forced the removal of former Confederates from elected office. He married Martha Wallace on November 24, 1868, and raised five children. He died in Lake Village on March 14, 1902, and is buried in Lake Village Cemetery. For additional information: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas. Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1890.

Riddick, James Edward, Judge-New York Times, Oct.10,1907-Little Rock, Ark.-Oct.9-James Edward Riddick, Assoc. Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, died today of typhoid fever. He was born in Fayette Co., Tenn., in 1840. He received his early education of his native town, and later entered the Macon Academy, from which he graduated in 1868. Later he studied law at the Lebanon Law School, and at the Michigan University, graduating in 1872. He first started to practice at Arkansas, where he opened an office for himself. He was a prosecuting attorney for the Second Circuit until 1878, when he was elected a member of the Legislature. He became Judge of the same circuit in which he was Prosecuting Attorney in 1886, and in 1904 he was made Asso. Judge of the Supreme Court of the State.

Riley, Thomas G.-Obituary:Thomas G.Riley-Services will be held this afternoon over the remains of Thomas G.Riley, at his late residence, 1312 Columbia Road. The Services will be conducted by Rev.J.B.Perry, Rector of St. Andrew’s  Episcopal Church. The pallbearers will be from members of Harmony Lodge, F.A.A.M., of which deceased was member. He was born in Michigan 53 years ago. When a young man he went to Arkansas, and was connected with the state government for a great many years. He came to Washington City in 1885 as land agent for the State of Arkansas, which position he held until recently. For the last few years he has been engaged in the real estate business. He leaves a widow and one daughter. Washington Post, Jan.15,1901.

Robb, Howard, State Senator-Atlanta Constitution, Feb.11,1907-Senator Howard Robb, Little Rock-Feb.10-State Senator Howard Robb died at his home in Arkansas City today, after a protracted illness from malarial fever. He was 45 years of age, and was the first secretary of the Arkansas railroad commission.

Rogers, John H., Judge-New York Times, Apr.18,1911-Federal Judge John H.Rogers-Little Rock, Apr.17-Federal Judge John H.Rogers of the Western District of Arkansas was found dead in his bed by Judges Trieber and K. M. Rose of Ft. Smith, who called to ascertain the reason for his absence from the bench, at a hotel here today. A hemorrhage of the lungs is believed to have caused his death, as he had been suffering from an attack of incipient pneumonia. John Henry Rogers had been Federal Judge of the Western District since 1896. He was born in Bertie Co., N.C., Oct.9,1845, and was a State Circuit Judge from 1877 to 1882, and Congressman from 1883 to 1891. He was born in N. Carolina and was a Captain of a Mississippi Co. in the Confederate Army.

Slemons, W. F., General-New York Times, Dec.14,1918-W.F.Slemons, former member of Congress and Brig.General in the Confederate Army, and one of the signers of the Arkansas articles of Secession, died Thursday in Monticello, Ark., at the age of 89 years.

Snow, William D., Senator-New York Times, Feb.12,1910-Col.William D. Snow, once a U.S.Senator from Arkansas died at his home in Hackensack, N.J., yesterday, 78 years old His wife died a month ago, and he never recovered from the shock. He was born in Mass. To Josiah Snow, founder of the Detroit Tribune, one which paper Col.Snow was associate editor for several years. He settled in Pine Bluff, Ark., in 1860. He came to New York to study law and was admitted to the bar in 1875. Col.Snow was instrumental in raising three regiments in Arkansas for the Civil War, and he served as an aid to Gen.Powell Clayton and Major Gen.Steele. His children Capt.W.J.Snow, U.S.A.,; Mrs.Louise S.Jersey, a widow; and Mrs.Francis J.Koester, wife of Capt.Koester, U.S.A.

Stephens, Susan Pierce Mrs.-Atlanta Constitution, Jul.20,1909-Mrs.Stephens Dead-Little Rock, Ark.-Jul.19-Mrs.Susan Pierce Stephens, known to the literary world as Sheppard Stevens, a well known writer, daughter of the late Bishop Henry Niles Pierce of the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas. Died here as the result of an operation for appendicitis, performed Wednesday. She wrote, “I am King,” “the Sword of Justice,” “The Eagle’s Talons,” and “The Sign of Triumph.”

Stuart, Dan A., Promoted Racing in Hot Springs-Hartford Courant, Nov.15, 1909-New York, Nov.14-Promoter of Prizefights, and Horse Races-Dan A.Stuart, one of the best known sporting men in the country, died at his home here today of Bright’s disease and heart failure. Born 52 years ago in Vermont, he made his name in the west. Horse racing in Arkansas suffered a severe blow in his death. He with John Condon of Chicago owned the Oaklawn Race Track in Hot Springs. Stuart was the principal fighter of the anti-betting law in Arkansas.

Tappan, James C., General-New York Times, Mar 21,1906-Gen.Jame C.Tappan-Helena, Ark.-Mar.20-Brig.Gen.James C.Tappan, one of the seven general officers furnished to the Confederacy by Phillips Co., Ark., died at his home here last night. He was born in Tennessee, and was a graduate of Exeter Academy, N. Hampshire, and Yale. As Colonel commanding the 13th Arkansas Regiment he received the first shock of Gen.Grant’s first onslaught on Belmont, Mo., and with his single regiment held the Federal forces in check until reinforcements crossed the river from Columbus, Ky., and swept the field. He also fought at Shiloh and other famous battles of the civil war. After the war he served both his State and his reunited county in high offices. Virtual election as Governor  of Arkansas was twice offered to him, but he declined each time. Buried Maple Hill Cemetery, Helena, Ark. born Sep.9,1825 Died Mar.19,1906

Toll, Alfred-Atlanta Constitution, Mar.6, 1910-Alfred Toll Dead-Kansas City, Mo.-Mar.5-President of the Badger Lumber Co., and widely known as a pioneer of the southwest, died here last night, age 78. Mr.Toll organized the Ft.Smith Lumber Co. and built the Central Railroad of Arkansas.

Trieber, Jacob, Judge-New York Times, Sep.18,1927-Federal Judge Jacob Trieber of Little Rock, Ark., who had been Judge of the Eastern District of Arkansas for the last 27 years, died yesterday of hardening of the arteries at the home of his son in law, and daughter, Mr.& Mrs. Charles H.Newton, in Scarsdale, N.Y. He was here on temporary assignment to preside over certain cases in the Southern New York District. He was born in Raschkow, Germany over 73 years ago. Besides his daughter, he leaves a widow and a  son, Harry M.Trieber, a lawyer of Little Rock. Funeral services to be held there. He began his law practice in Helena after finishing his schooling in St.Louis. He was Grand Master of the Masons of his state from 1906-07. Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.

Weaver, J. Franklin, Colonel-Hartford Courant, Jul.2,1931-Portland, Maine, Jul.1-Col.J.Franklin Weaver, 91, historian and resident of Arkansas in the days when the Indian Territory was a haven for “bad men of the west,” died here today at the home of his niece, Mrs.Chester A.Jordan. he was born in Ft.Smith in 1840, learned the printing trade in Ohio, but returned to Ft.Smith in 1871, where he remained as a newspaper reporter and editor until his retirement eight years ago. He devoted much time to historical research and was considered an authority on his native state and the Indian Territory.

Weeks, George R., Dr.-Obituary:Dr.George R.Weeks, a native of Ohio, who took notable part in the civil war with the 25th Regiment of Ohio Infantry, US Army, as Asst. Surgeon, is dead at his home in Los Angeles, Cal., aged seventy six years. He had held several important State and municipal positions in Arkansas, and for a time was President of the National State Bank of Little Rock. New York Times, Jan.2,1903

White, John W., Ensign-Washington Post, Sep.28, 1928-Ensign John W. White Drowned at San Diego-Annapolis, Md. Sep 27-News reached today of the death by drowning of Ensign John Wilfred White, whose wife was formerly Miss Lucille Purdie , of Annapolis. The telegram was from her to her parents, Prof. and Mrs.Joseph M.Purdie. Ensign White, a native of Arkansas, graduated from the Naval Academy in the class of 1927. His marriage took place here less than three months ago. They left on their honeymoon to the West Coast. Ensign white having been assigned to duty aboard the torpedo boat destroyer Robert Smith.

White, Robert K.-New York Times, May 9,1915-Robert K. White, who was for several years head of the bond department of Drexel, Morgan & Co., and a veteran of the Confederate Army in the Civil War, died of heart disease on Friday at his home, 119 Franklin St., Astoria, Long Island, where he had lived for forty eight years. Although born 76 years ago in this city, Mr. White enlisted as an Arkansas regt. In the Confederate cause, having been in business in that state. At the battle of Shiloh, he was wounded, and later was taken prisoner. He returned after the war to New York, married in 1868 to Miss Alice Minturn, daughter of John Minturn of this city. Survived by his widow, two sons, and two daughters. He joined the Stock Exchange in 1869, of which he was one of the oldest members.

Williams, Hamp-Hartford Courant, May 17, 1931-Hamp Williams, war time food administrator for Arkansas and a former President of the National Hardware Dealers Association, died today. As food administrator, he formed a friendship with Herbert Hoover that lasted until his death. Only a few days ago the President had sent him a message, expressing hope for his speedy recovery.  Mr.Williams served three terms as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of St.Louis.

Williams, John Appes, Judge-Obituary:John Appes Williams, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, is dead at Manitou Springs, Col., of apoplexy. He was appointed to the Federal bench by President Harrison in 1890. He was born in Remsen, N.Y. May 1,1835, and was educated at the Lowville Academy, located in Lewis Co.,N.Y. As a young man he went to Wisconsin, where he was Clerk of the Courts in Waukesha Co. from 1858 to 1861. He served in the Union army in the war of the rebellion, attaining the rank of Major. After the war he settled in Arkansas. He was a Judge of the State Circuit Court for eleven years. Resigning from the bench, he practiced law at Pine Bluff until he became a U.S.Judge.  New York Times, Jul.9,1900. Buried Oakland Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.

Wright, Thomas A.-New York Times, Jul.20,1931-Little Rock, Ark. July 19-Thomas A.Wright, veteran newspaper man died at his home here last night at the age of 77 years. Mr.Wright was a member or the Advertising staff of the Arkansas Gazette and had served for many years as its dramatic critic for many years. His newspaper experience included work on the Commercial Appeal at Memphis, Tenn., The Louisville (Ky.) Courier, and the Globe Democrat and Post Dispatch of St.Louis, Mo.

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