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| ALLEN SAMUEL UNK 1823 UNKNOWN || 04/22/1823 ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICEALL persons indebted to the estate of Samuel Allen, deceased, are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, administrator of said estate; and all persons having claims against said estate, are requested to present them, properly authenticated, for payment to the subscriber, living at the mouth of Cache, Phillips County, A.T. Wm. Smith, Adm'rApril 22, 1823
|| ALLEN WILLIAM O. UNK ABT 1820 UNKNOWN || 04/01/1820 Public Sale We will expose to sale on Saturday, 8th day of April inst. the personal estate of William O. Allen, deceased consisting of a variety of valuable Law and other Miscellaneous Books, - Likewise, Household Furniture and Clothing, On a credit of twelve months for all sums over five dollars, under that, cash, the purchasers giving notes with approved endorsers.Sale to commence at 10 o'clock, precisely, at the Store door of Lewis & Thomas, opposite the printing office. James Scull Eli J. Lewis, Amin'rs. 04/01/1820 NoticeThe undersigned, administrators of William O. Allen, deceased, will, at the above sale, hire his servant, Negro Stephen, by the month to the highest bidder, until they can make further arrangements - there will be required bond and security for his delivery (unavoidable accidents excepted) whenever the administrators request his return.James Scull-Eli J. Lewis, Admin'rs Arkansas, 29th March 1820 - 20
|| ALLEY HENRY 9 27 1800 2 21 1875 OURSLER CEMETERY-FAYETTE CO.,TENN. || Birth: Sep. 27, 1800 Virginia, USA Death: Feb. 21, 1875 Tennessee, USA Henry's son was Thomas R. Alley. Thomas married Ella Craig ca. 1879. Thomas and Ella's son was Henry Frank Alley. Henry was briefly married to Mozelle Kirk in the 1910's. Mozelle was born Aug. 1892 in Tennessee and died sometime between 1917 and 1920. Family links: Children: John Henry Alley (1829 - 1869)* James H. Alley (1833 - 1917)* Spouse: Martha B. Isham Alley (1806 - 1885) FATHER OF JAMES H.ALLEY IN CITY CEMETERY
|| ALLEY JOHN HENRY SGT 11 27 1829 2 23 1869 PIN OAK CEMETERY-HANOVER, MILAM, TEXAS || Sgt John Henry Alley Birth: Nov. 27, 1829 Alabama, USA Death: Feb. 23, 1869 Hanover, Milam County, Texas, USA John Henry Alley was born Nov. 27, 1829, in Alabama. John H. Alley is listed in the 1860 Milam Co. Census as living with the Robert and Freelove (Cornutt) Stewart family as a laborer, and he is listed as having $400 personal estate. Very shortly after this census was taken, John married Mary Elizabeth Stewart, who was his employer's daughter, on July 12, 1860 in Milam Co. The Alleys had three children: Martha Bowlin Euzene "Mattie" Alley, who married John Wesley Lantrip; Sarah Freelove "Susie" Alley; who married Thomas B. Fowler; and Robert Henry Alley, who died in infancy.Not long after the Alleys' marriage, the Civil War began, and John H. Alley enlisted in the Milam Co. Guards on May 4, 1861 as a Private. In Sept. of 1861, he enlisted as a Sergeant in the newly formed Co. E, 4th Texas Cavalry regiment, according to National Archives data. He was eventually promoted to First Sergeant. As part of this unit, also known as Sibley's Brigade, John saw combat in New Mexico at the Battles of Valverde and Glorieta Pass. He was taken as a prisoner of war on Wednesday, April 16, 1862, at Albuquerque, New Mexico by Col. Benjamin Stone Roberts, Union Army. He was confined at the infamous Federal Prison, Camp Douglas, in Chicago Illinois. Fortunately for John, he was exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi on Saturday, September 20, 1862. Sibley's Brigade also fought in numerous conflicts in Louisiana, including Cox's Pantation and Bayou Bourbeau. John remained in this regiment until the close of the Civil War. He came home from the war a sickly man, and died on Feb. 23, 1869. John H. Alley is buried in Pin Oak Cemetery in Milam Co., near Milano, Texas. Brother of James H.Alley
|| ALLEY MARTHA B. MRS ISHAM 3 23 1806 12 18 1865 OURSLER CEMETERY-FAYETTE CO.,TENN. || Birth: Mar. 23, 1806 Kentucky, USA Death: Dec. 18, 1885 Martha's son was Thomas R. Alley. Thomas married Ella Craig ca. 1879. Thomas and Ella's son was Henry Frank Alley. Henry was briefly married to Mozelle Kirk in the 1910's. Mozelle was born Aug. 1892 in Tennessee and died sometime between 1917 and 1920. MOTHER OF JAMES H.ALLEY IN CITY CEMETERY
|| ALLEY MARY ELIZABETH MRS STEWART 1 18 1845 10 28 1918 LIBERTY CEMETERY-TEXAS || Wife of John Henry Alley:Mary Elizabeth Stewart Alley-Birth: Jan. 18, 1845 Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, USA Death: Oct. 28, 1918 Milam CountyTexas, USA Mary Elizabeth (Stewart) Alley was born Jan. 18, 1845, in Rome, Floyd Co., GA to Robert Hanes and Freelove (Cornutt) Stewart. The family moved to Milam Co., Texas around 1851, when Mary was six years old. On July 12, 1860, Mary married John H. Alley who was living and working on the Stewart farm. Shortly afterward, her husband joined the Confederate army and left to fight in New Mexico, where he was taken as a Prisoner of War.While her husband was being held as a POW in Camp Douglas in Chicago, IL, Mary was home alone, pregnant with the couple's first child, Martha Bowlin Euzene Alley, called "Mattie." A family legend has been passed down of how a dark hand crept through the crack in the door of the Alley house one night, trying to unlatch it. Mary Alley grabbed a butcher knife and sliced off the fingers. T he man to whom the hand belonged quickly fled. Mary was described by her granddaughter as "a red-head with a temper to her."After the war was over, the Alleys had two more children, Robert Henry, who died as an infant, and Sarah Freelove "Susie," who married Thomas B. Fowler. Mattie Alley married John Wesley Lantrip.John H. Alley died in 1869, leaving Mary a widow at age 24, with two small daughters. At one point, to support her family, she ran a store in Hanover, Milam County.Mary Alley died of the Spanish Flu on Oct. 28, 1918, two days after her son-in-law John Lantrip died of the same illness. She is buried in Liberty Community Cemetery, near Milano in Milam County, Texas. Family links: Parents: Robert Haynes Stewart (1820 - ____) Freelove Cornutt Stewart (1824 - 1860) Children: Martha Bowlin Euzene Alley Lantrip (1862 - 1935)* Spouse: John Henry Alley (1829 - 1869)* *Point here for explanation Inscription:GRANDMA MARY ALLEY=JAN. 18, 1845OCT. 28, 1918 Burial:Liberty Cemetery, Cameron, Milam County, Texas, USA
|| BATTS JOHN EDWARD 7 13 1838 1 10 1914 HUGHES || Death of J.E.Batts, Sr.-Mr.J.E.Batts, Sr., a venerable and highly respected citizen of this county died on last Saturday at the home of his son, Mr.J.J.Batts, north of the city, and was buried the following day in the Hughes Cemetery, Rev.G.H.Kirker, or the Presbyterian Church, conducting the funeral services. Deceased was born in Limestone County, Alabama, July 13. 1838, and departed this life January 10,1914, the ripe old age of 75 years, 5 months and 25 days. He was twice married-the first time to Martha H.Myers, April 6,1860, which union was blessed by two children; and the second time, Feb.17,1869, to Miss Sarah Mildred Horton, to which were born seven boys. Deceased came to St.Francis County, Arkansas, on Nov.15,1869, where, with his family, he lived until the time of his death. Deceased was a member of the Baptist Church and was known as a -----Christian gentleman, a devoted husband -------. He was a gentleman of the old school, an ardent lover of the Southland, and a democrat. Deceased is survived by five sons, T.B, D.J, J, J and W.K. of this county, and J.K.Batts of Limestone Co.,Alabama. The Times joins the many friends of this family in sincere sympathy in this time of bereavement in the loss of their father. May God comfort and bless them. (Hard to Read) Birth: Jul. 13, 1838 Death: Jan. 10, 1914 My g grandfather's brother. Married Sarah Mildred Horton on 17 Feb 1869. Son of John H. and Lucy G.Robinson Batts.~~~Children~~~1) Jack Cleveland Batts2) John Edward Jr. Batts 1861-?3) Thomas Rolly Batts 1872-19314) Judson James Batts 1876-?5) George Millard Batts 1874-?6) Walter Bruce Batts 1879-1919 Family links: Children: Thomas Rolly Batts (1872 - 1931)* George Murton Batts (1874 - 1938)* Judson James Batts (1876 - 1927)* Walter Bruce Batts (1879 - 1919)* Spouse: Sarah Mildred Horton Batts (1848 - 1907)* *Point here for explanation Burial:Hughes Cemetery Hughes (St. Francis County)St. Francis CountyArkansas, USA Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?] Created by: Linda Batts Howell
|| BLACK WILLIAM UNK 1821 UNKNOWN || 04/07/1821 NoticeAll persons indebted to the estate of William Black, late of Phillips County, deceased, are hereby notified to call on the subscriber, living in Cache township, in said County, and settle their accounts; and those who have claims against said estate are requested topresent their accounts properly authenticated according to law for settlement.Wm. H. Smith, Admin'rApril 7 ----21*3w
|| BOGGAN PATRICK P. DR 1853 1936 CITY || 1936 Dr.P.P.Boggan To Be Buried At 1 p.m. Tuesday: Passed away last midnight, following a cerebral hemorrhage, Friday. Dr.Patrick P.Boggan, aged 83, passed away at his home in Forrest City last midnight, from a cerebral hemmorhage suffered last Friday morning. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at eh Stevens Funeral Home, followed by burial in the City Cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by the Revs.R.S.Hayden and Harley B.Bullock. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs.G.G.Coleman and Mrs.James Beattie. Dr.Boggan had been a practicing physician here since 1909. He served as county health officer for a long term of years and was serving as city health officer until stricken a few days ago. Pallbearers will be as follows:Active-J.E.Campbell/Jim Edgar/Raoul Carlisle/E.T.Norfleet/William Frye/Phillip Frye. Honorary: Ed Bonner/ R.L.Pettus/J.G.Sanders/M.B.Norfleet/N.B.Rice/J.M.Campbell/O.B.Rollwage/Herman Frye/Drs.J.O.Rush, A.B.Caldwell, N.C.McCown, J.A.Bogart and J.S.Davidson.
|| BONNER GRACE MRS NORFLEET 3 26 1936 MAGNOLIA-COLLIERVILLE,TENN || 03/26/36 Mrs.Ray Bonner Dies in Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital This Morning: Mrs.Ray Bonner, formerly Grace Norfleet, well belvoed and distinguished lady of Forrest City, passed away this morning at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis where she had been taken day before yesterday due to a heart complication. She was well known here and in North Mississippi and Western Tennessee and came fom a distinguished line of ancestry. Mrs.Bonner was born at Marshall Institute, Marshall Co., Mississippi. Her father was the late John Randolph Norfleet of Forrest City who was a lineal descendant of John Randolph, eminent statesman in the National Congess and of Virginia for more than a quarter of a century and her mother, the late Martha Benton Norfleet, was a close blood relative of Thomas Benton, U.S.Senator of Missouri for more than twenty years. She was a sister of the late Marvin Brooks Norfleet, prominent lawyer and state senator of this district. Mrs.Bonner moved to Forrest City from the former Norfleet home in Collierville, Tenn., with her family before her marriage, in 1909, and she married her surviving hsuband, Ray Bonner, at Forrest City on Jan.29,1912. She was an active and loyal church member, affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and was junior church choir leader. Mrs.Bonner had outstanding musical talent and was a member of the local Musical Coterie and was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy. Mrs.Bonner was known as one who held duty most dear and was possessed of a great capacity for lyalty and friendship. She never seemed indisposed when any personal ministration was required and delighted in giving, unstinted, her every effort to those about her. Mrs.Bonner is survived by her husband, Ray Bonner of Forrest City, two siters, Mrs.Cora Marshall and Mrs.N.E.Rice of Forrest City, a brother, W.W.Norfleet of Collierville, Tenn., a niece, Mrs.R.H.Carlisle and nephews, Edmond T.Norfleet and Marvin B.Norfleet of Forrest City, grand nieces, Martha and Betty Carlisle and grand nephews, Marshall Carlisle and M.Brooks Norfleet, Jr. of Forrest City. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev.R.S.Hayden, burial will be at Collierville, Tenn.
|| BUFORD JOHN S. UNK 1823 UNKNOWN || 04/22/1823 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,That the undersigned administrators of the estate of John S. Buford, deceased, will make application at the next May term of the Circuit Court in and for the county of Phillips for a final settlement of said estate. All persons having claims against said estate will please present them properly authenticated without delay.Townsend Webb and William Strong, Administrators April 22, 1823
|| BURNETT ELIZABETH MRS McSHAN 10 22 1900 12 15 1947 HUGHES || Elizabeth "LIzzie" (Stoner) Burnett was born on 22 Oct 1900, in Earle, Arkansas. She died 15 Dec 1947 in Forest City, Arkansas. She was my grandmother.
|| CALVERT SARAH MRS UNK 7 2 1839 UNKNOWN || 7/171839 In St. Francis county, Union township, on the 2d instant, after a long and painful illness, of cancer in the right breast; which she bore with Christian fortitude, Mrs. Sarah Calvert, consort of Col. John W. Calvert. Mrs. Calvert was a native of Lewis county, Kentucky, and a citizen of Arkansas fifteen years.In her death society has lost a valuable and worthy member. No female was more beloved by her friends or unanimously respected by her associates. She was courteous and accommodating to the rich, charitable and friendly to the poor; her unassuming manners and moral deportment have placed her reputation beyond the reach of impeachment, and her memory will long live in the recollection of her relatives and friends.Virtue like inscene acts on human sense,By which the virtuous dead have sure defence Against attacks by reckless slander's spears,Tho' they continue throughout unnumbered years.[Communicated.
|| COFFEY MARY ANN MRS 5 1 1849 1936 CITY || 1936 Mrs.Mary Ann Coffey Passed Away Thursday: Mrs.Mary Ann Coffey died at seven o'clock Thursday night at the home of her daughter Mrs.C.E.Turley. Mrs.Coffey was born at La Grange on May 1,1849, and was united in marriage to William H.Coffey in 1873. She had made her home here for many years, during the past few of which her life had been inactive because of ill health. Mrs.Coffey derived much enjoyment the past several years in the passing of birthdays which were celebrated with dinners, in having all her family with her. On these occasions a birthday cake was always an interesting feature of the event. Funeral services were to be held at three o'clock this afternoon at the Stevens Funeral Home, conducted by Rev.R.S.Hayden, pastor of the Methodist church, of which Mrs.Coffey was a loyal and active member. Burial in City Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.Gratz Jones of Marks, Miss., and Mrs.C.E.Turley fo this city; one son, C.H.Coffey of Parkin. Pallbearers active:B.L.Butler/Chas.Havens/Ben Fogg/J.G.Williams/Joel Ferrell/Bob Weeks/W.C.Fletcher/L.M.Fulkerth; honorary; Dr.J.A.Bogart/R.C.Eldridge/E.A.Rolfe/A.L.Hutchins/C.C.Birkictht/H.R.Neblett/A.C.Bridewell/, Gazzola Vaccaro.
|| CROUCH SPENCER 1791 4 22 1832 UNKNOWN || 05/09/1832 [Although the death of Mr. Crouch was announced in our last paper, we trust the following shall tribute to his memory, which reached us by last mail, will not be the less acceptable and soothing to his friends, on account of his not accompanying that annunciation.] - Ed. Gaz.DIED - In St. Francis county, of Typhoid Pneumonia, on the 22d April, Spencer Crouch, Esq. Clerk of the Circuit Court in that county, in the 41st year of his age. He has left a wife, and four small children, to lament the irreparable loss. -05/02/1832 DIED - In St. Francis County, on the 22d ult., Spencer Crouch, Esq. Clerk of the Circuit Court of that county.-05/02/1832 Appointment by the Acting Governor - AUSTIN KENDRICK, to be Clerk of the Circuit Court of St. Francis county, vice Spencer Crouch, deceased.
|| CUMMINGS EMMA MRS CASTEEL 1 22 1852 1936 CITY || 1936 Mrs.J.B.Cummings, One of the Pioneer Citizens of this County, Passed Away This A.M.: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, Abraham Lafayette Grady and Mrs.(Lola)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 actively 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 spent 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.
|| DeROSSITT ISABELLA 1798 12 12 1853 DeROSSETT || DeROSSETT, Isabella - died Dec 12, 1853 (Age 55 yrs; Wife of Lewis DeRossett)
|| DESHA ROBERT M. CAPTAIN UNK 1823 UNKNOWN || 06/10/1823 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,TO all creditors and distributees of the estate of Captain Robert M. Desha, late of Phillips County, in the Territory of Arkansas, deceased, that they will be for ever barred of their claims, unless they exhibit their respective demands to the undersigned, administratrix, and administrator of said estate, within five years from the thirteenth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, and have them duly proved and allowed within the time aforesaid, the said estate of Captain Robert M. Desha, deceased, having been declared insolvent by the Circuit Court in and for the County of Phillips, in the Territory aforesaid, at their May term, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.All persons indebted to the estate of Captain Robert M. Desha, deceased, are required to make immediate payment to George W. Ferebee, administrator, who will remain at the town of Helena, in Phillips County, for the purpose of settling said estate, or leave a duly authorized agent to act for him.Frances Ann Desha, Adm'rGeorge W. Ferebee, Adm'rHelena, June 10, 1823 04/08/1823 ADMINISTRATOR'S SALEWill be sold to the highest bidder, at his late residence in Helena, Phillips County, on Monday the 26th day of next May (it being court day) all the HOUSEHOLD and KITCHEN FURNITURE,Of Robert M. Desha, deceased --- consisting of Beds, Bedsteads, Chairs, Tables, Books, and a number of other very valuable articles.Also, at the same time and place, will be hired out for the balance of the year, ALL THE SLAVES Belonging to said estate.Terms - Cash, for all sums under five dollars; for all over that sum, a credit of six months shall be given; bonds with approved security will be required.Frances A. Desha, and Geo. W. Ferebee, AdministratorsHelena, March 9, 1823
|| DODSON JAMES UNK ABT 1831 UNKNOWN || 08/24/1831 United States of AmericaTerritory of Arkansas-St. Francis County-CIRCUIT COURT, MAY TERM 1831. William Clark, by his attorney in fact, Against William Johnson-Attachment, Debt, $800 AND now at this day came the plaintiff, by his attorneys and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that the defendant, William Johnson, is not an inhabitant of this county, and that due and proper service of said attachment had been made, by attaching, in the hands or possession of Jesse Johnson and George Dodson, administrators of James Dodson, deceased; and the said plaintiff having filed interrogatories to be answered by said garnishees, and Jesse Johnson, one of the said garnishees, having appearing in his proper person, and answered the said interrogatories, and admits that, at the time of the service of said attachment, there were some rights and dues in his hands belonging and coming to him the said defendant; whereupon it is considered by the Court, that the said Jesse Johnson be restrained from paying over to said William Johnson, the said rights, claims, and dues, until the farther orders of this Court, and that the said George Dodson answer the interrogatories here file, on or before the third day of the next term of this Court. And it is farther ordered by Court, that a publication, containing the nature and amount of said plaintiff's demand, notifying the said defendant, that an attachment has issued against his estate, and that, unless he appear, by himself or attorney, and file special bail to the plaintiff's action, on or before the third day of the next term of this Court, judgment will be entered against him, and his estate sold to satisfy the same. And it is farther ordered, that the plaintiff cause the same to be inserted in some newspaper printed in this Territory, for four weeks, successively, from the adjournment of this court.Spencer Court, Cl'k.C.C. Str. Francis countyAugust 3, 1831
|| DOLISON NEELEY COLONEL 1774 4 20 1831 UNKNOWN || 05/18/1831 [Communicated] Departed this life, in St. Francis county, on Wednesday, the 20th ult. Col. Neely Dolison, aged 57 years. He was a respectable and honorable man, dearly beloved by those who knew him well, and his death is deeply lamented by all his neighbors and acquaintances. A faithful public servant, he had filled many offices of trust, with credit to himself and advantage to the state in which he resided. He emigrated to this Territory only a few years since, and although his stay here was of short duration, the urbanity of his manners, the frankness of his disposition, and the generosity of his soul, created for him many of the warmest friends. Proverbially hospitable, his house was a thoroughfare for all who shared his esteem.May 4th, 1831
|| DRUSNUSKI ANDREW UNK 7 30 1829 UNKNOWN || 08/05/1829 ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE THE undersigned having obtained, from the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Phillips county, Arkansas Territory, Letters of Administration on the estate of Andrew Drusnuski, late of said county, deceased, bearing date the 20th May 1829, hereby gives notice to all persons having just demands against said estate, to present them, duly authenticated according to law, within one year from the date of said Letters, or they may be precluded from deriving any benefit from said estate; and if said demands be not presented as aforesaid, within five years, they will be for ever barred. All persons indebted to said estate, are requested to make immediate payment to the subscriber, living in Union township, St. Francis County. John W. Calvert, Adm'r. of Andrew Drusnuski, dec'd.July 30, 1829
|| DUNN WILLIAM UNK 1828 UNKNOWN || 07/02/1828 NOTICE FOR FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE is hereby given, that I intend applying a the next September term of the Circuit Court of St. Francis county, for a final settlement of the estate of William Dunn, late of Phillips County, deceased.Wm. Patterson, Adm'r.St. Francis County July 2, 1828
|| DURST JENNIE MAY MRS BREDDEL 10 1 1883 1938 CITY || 1938 Mrs.Jennie B.Durst: The whole town was shocked and awed yesterday morning upon learning that death had suddenly claimed Mrs.Jennie May Breddel Durst. Although she had suffered for some years with angina pertoris. Mrs.Durst had arisen Friday morning feeling unusually well, and gone to her office, and from there down town shopping. On returning home she was almost immediately stricken with an attack and before medical aid could arrive she had passed away. Mrs.Durst, the daughter of the late John C. and Lucretia Breddel, was born at Steep Creek, Strait of Canse, Nova Scotia, Oct.1,1883. She was married to John T.Durst at Meridian, Miss., in 1907. Upon the purchase of the Herald by John Durst, in 1917, she came to Forrest City from Key West, Fla., and ran the paper successfully for several months until Mr.Durst could be released from other duties to join her. In May 1919 they bought the Forrest City Times and consolidated it with the Herald, and at that time she was made secretary-treasurer, holding the office at the time of her death. Mrs.Durst was well known in town and throughout the state as a newspaper woman with exceptional ability, serving not only as secretary-treasurer of the Times-Herald, bot as society editor and staff writer. Ever keen for a news story, each happening of the day, gave promise of a story of reader interest to the public, but al all times she tempered justice with mercy in her chronicle of events. Sensationalism found no place in her career of reporting. Funeral services were held for Mrs.Durst this morning at 11 o'clock in the chapel of the Stevens Funeral Home, with the Rev.Harley B.Bullock, rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd of which she was a communicant, assisted by the Rev.Grover C.Prince, pastor of the Baptist Church. Burial was in the City Cemetery. Mrs.Durst is survived by her husband, John T.Durst, editor and publisher of the Forrest City Daily Times-Herald.
|| ELDRIDGE FANNIE BELLE MRS DAVIS 1936 FPARK || 1936 Mrs.Fred Eldridge Passed Away At Methodist Hospital Sunday Night: Mrs.Fred Eldridge passed away last night at 8 o'clock at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Her death was due to complications arising from a mastoid operation which she had undergone a week ago Sunday. Mrs.Eldridge, formerly Miss Fannie Belle Davis, was born in Somerville, Tenn., the daughter of Mr.and Mrs.M.W.Davis. About twelve years ago she came to Forrest City to live and until her marriage was employed in the office of the East Arkansas Lumber Co. On April 17,1927 she was married to Fred Eldridge, member of one of the pioneer families of this section of the state, who is a member of the firm of the Forrest City Grocer Co. To Mr.and Mrs.Eldridge three sons have been born, Fred, Jr./George Davis/and Thomas Eugene. Early in life Mrs.Eldridge united with the Methodist church and had always been active in church affairs, and was valued member of the Young Ladies' Missionary Society. The passing of Mrs.Eldridge brings grief to the community as she was a woman of culture, a home-maker, a wonderful mother, and her friendship was a benediction. Mrs.Eldridge is survived by her husband, Fred Eldridge, three sons, her mother and father, Mr.and Mrs.M.W.Davis of Somerville, Tenn.; four sisters, mrs.J.w.Wilson, Whiteville, Tenn./Mrs.C.R.Garrison, this city, and three brothers, F.L.Davis of Somerville/W.D.Davis, Grenada, Miss./and M.T.Davis, this city. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Church, services conducted by Rev.R.S.Hayden, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. W.W.Womack who officiated when she and Mr.Eldridge were married. Pallbearers will be her brother, M.T.Davis, and her brothers-in-law, R.E.Eldridge/Fenner Eldridge/Guy Eldridge/and George Eldridge of Benton, Ark., and Percy Eldridge, Benton, Mo. Burial will be in Forrest Park Cemetery.
|| FILINGIM SARAH MRS UNK 1830 UNKNOWN || 05/25/1830 Administration Notice The undersigned having obtained from the County Court of St. Francis county, in the Territory of Arkansas, at the last February term of said Court, Letters of Administration on the estate of Sarah Fillingim, late of said county, deceased, hereby gives notice to all persons having demands against said estate, to present them, duly authenticated according to law, within one year from the date of said Letters, or they may be precluded from deriving any benefit from said estate; and if said demands be not presented as aforesaid within five years, they will be forever barred.All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment. Right Tyer, Adm'r.St. Francis co., May 17, 1830
|| FITZPATRICK LOUIS ALEXANDER 11 23 1847 8 2 1922 CONFEDERATE || Brig.Gen. Louis Alexander Fitzpatrick, commanding the First Brigade, Arkansas Division, U.C.V., died at his home in Helena, Ark., August 7,1922, after a long illness. He was born in Houlka, Miss. Nov.23,1847; enlisted as private in the Confederate Army at the age of sixteen, from the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, College, in Co.C-31st Mississippi Regiment, surrendering at Greenville, S.C. Comrade Fitzpatrick moved to Helena, Ark. in 1869, and was prominent in the business circles of that town, being at the head of Fitzpatrick Drug Co.; was City Treasurer in 1875-1878, and at one time one of the largest land owners in Arkansas. In all relations of life-as husband and father, as a citizen, a neighbor and friend-he measured up to the highest. Through life he clung steadfastly to his patriotic ideals, and his loyalty to the Confederate cause was marked by the unswerving interest he took in all its organizations, attending and taking part in reunions. He married Miss Alzena Jacks in 1872, and on August 26,1922, they would have celebrated their golden anniversary. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and three sons. Clothed in his Confederate uniform, which he loves as well, he was laid to rest in the cemetery in Helena. From Page 472-Confederate Veteran Magazine By Sumner Archibald Cunningham, 1922. Google Books.
|| FOLBRE FRANK M. MARSHALL 2 29 1852 5 19 1889 CITY || Not since awful gloom over the deaths of Sheriff Wilson, Marshall Frank Folbre, and Deputy Clerk Tom Parham, as a result of the awful riot on May 19,1889; the accidental drowning of our dear friend, John V.Webb, on April 22,1892, and the shocking death of Joe Sanders and Robert Rollwage, as a result of a powder explosion which occurred at L.Rollwage & Co.'s store on the 18th of June, 1898, has there ever been such a pall of darkness cast upon the entire community as this awful tragedy as this awful tragedy has done. In addition to the terrible grief of the deceased's relatives, the sweet little family and the devoted mother and sister of Gordon Casteel are almost crazed with grief and sorrow that such an awful, fearful deed should have been committed by their loved one, and that he should be incarcerated in a prison cell. It was later learned that Gordon had not been deputized by Dr.McKnight, sheriff, or Deputy Murphree, Marshall Rainbolt, nor by any one else. to act in the capacity of an officer of the peace.
|| FOOY BENJAMIN 1758 12 27 1823 UNKNOWN || 03/02/1824 OBITUARY [Communicated]The feelings of regret and sorrow, felt at the departure of a valued friend, may sometimes be suspected of pourtraying in too high colors, the merits and virtues of that friend. He who is the subject of this notice, having possessed many of the estimable qualities of our nature, the writer of this will not be suspected of exaggeration, by those who had the pleasure of an intimate acquaintance with him in his lifetime.Died, at his residence at Hopefield, Phillips County, A.T. on the 27th December 1823, Benjamin Fooy, Esq. supposed to have been about 65 years of age. Mr. Fooy was a native of Holland, and came in early life to America. Some 30 years ago he settled in the vicinage of Hopefield, and during the greater part of that time, resided on his farm at that place. Until within a few years previous to his death, Mr. Fooy was almost constantly engaged in the service of the Territory in which he lived, either as a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, or as a magistrate of his county. In the performance of the duties of these offices, he never failed to afford that satisfaction, which a general accuracy of decision is calculated to ensure. But it is in the private walks of life, that the intrinsic value of character is to be sought, and there indeed, the amiable character of the deceased appears peculiarly conspicuous. In addition to all those endearing qualities which constitute the fond husband, indulgent father, and good citizen, the deceased possessed in a rare and eminent degree, that generous philanthropy and hospitality so grateful to the object of distress, and to the stranger; and which, upon the banks of the Mississippi, tended essentially to the benefit of the orphan, and to the comfort of the way-worn, and often times diseased, traveller. But, alas! He who delighted in doing good to his fellow beings is no more. He has gone to receive that just reward which a life here below cannot give - leaving behind him a large family, to bewail a loss which to them is irreparable.
|| FOSTER JOHN T. UNK 1839 UNKNOWN || 02/06/1839 State of Arkansas-County of St. Francis-St. Francis Circuit Court, May Term 1838 William Strong, Complainant, vs. John T. Foster, Defendent In Chancery-This day came the party complainant, and suggested the death of the Defendant, John T. Foster, and thereupon, it is ordered, that the suit abate as to the said John T. Foster, and be revived against his personal representatives; and that unless they be and appear before the judge of our next Circuit Court, and plead, answer, or demur to said bill, the same to be taken pro confesso; and that the order of publication heretofore made in this case, be made as to said representatives; and thereupon Elliam Enos, one of the garnishees in this case, filed his answer in said case, and the cause taken as confessed, against the other defendants, garnishees, the amount of whose liabilities to be ascertained hereafter, and leave is given to the complainant to file a supplemental bill, and the cause stands continued.A true copy from the record.Attest: Isaac Mitchell, Clerk
|| GATLING BESSIE MAE MRS WILLIAMS 1 20 1895 1 21 1936 CITY || 1936 Funeral Services for Mrs.John Gatling Will Be Held 2 p.m. Thursday: Mrs.Bessie Mae Williams Gatling passed away at the Hendricks and Laws Sanatarium in El Paso, Texas, at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. After a long period of ill health, Mrs.Gatling was confined to her bed for a week or more before leaving for El Paso, to which point she was taken two weeks ago. After examination it was deemed necessary that she be taken immediately to Texas for treatment, therefore the trip was made by airplane. Doctors in El Paso differed in their diagnosis over that as pronounced in Memphis, and at the time the exact cause of her death is not definitely known. A great tragedy came into Mrs.Gatling's life in the loss of her husband, who came to his death by drowning on the 19th of December, 1931. and was buried on New Year's day, 1932. The exact manner in which Mr.Gatling met his death has never been determined, and the uncertainty of this, with its attendant sorrow, has been a source of grief through the years which Mrs.Gatling was never able to overcome. Mrs.Gatling was the daughter of Mrs.E.C.Williams and the late Sheriff, William Eugene Williams, one of a family of fifteen children. Born here, her entire life was spent here, she having been a person who loved home and familiar surroundings, and so did not care for travel to other parts. She passed her 40th birthday on Monday of this week. In October, 1916, Mrs.Gatling was united in marriage to John Gatling, and to this union two sons were born, John and William, both of whom survive. The body will be met in Wynne at five o'clock by the W.E.Stevens Funeral Service, being accompanied from El Paso by Miss Leff Winship, of St.Louis, a sister. The body will be taken to the residence of Mrs.Gatling's mother, Mrs.E.C.Williams, to be later moved to the First Methodist Church where services will be held at two o'clock, Thursday afternoon, by Rev.R.S.Hayden, pastor and Rev.H.E.Bullock, rector of the Episcopal Church. Burial will be in City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be:Bert Mallory, Ned Mallory, Tom Buford, Lindsay Bridgeforth, James Gilliam, Tom Gatling. Surviving Mrs.Gatling are two sons, John and Bill; her mother, Mrs.E.C.Williams; six brothers, Eugene and Russell of this city; Edwin Williams of Hobart, Okla.; W,Williams of Chicago; Robin of Dallas and Mallory of Little Rock; five sisters: Mrs.Lef Winship, of St.Louis; Mrs.M.Atkins, Mrs.George E.Parker, Mrs.Tom Gatling and Mrs.M.Payne of this city.
|| GUSTAFSON KARL EDWARD 5 23 1886 2 3 1936 FPARK || Carl Gustafson, Aged 50, Died Last Midnight: Feb.3,1936-Funeral services will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Carl E.Gustafson, aged 50, died at Baptist Hospital in Memphis last midnight. He had been ill for the past few weeks, of chronic nephritis. He was removed to Baptist Hospital only a few days ago. Funeral services will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev.Harley B.Bullock, with services at the grave side in Forrest Park Cemetery conducted under Masonic Order. Carl Gustafson was born in Joliet, Illinois, May 23, 1886, he had been a resident of Forrest City for a number of years operating a jewelry store here for more than a score of years. He is survived by his wife, a son, W.A., four sisters; Mrs.J.Humphbries, Mt.Sterling; Mrs.Geo.r.Kendall, Memphis, and Edna and Violet Gustafson of Joliet, and three brothers, V.G, E.N., and George R. of Joliet. The list of pallbearers has not been made available for publication this afternoon. Wife is Mary Euphemia Boyle whom he married Apr.16,1913.
|| HAMPTON JOHN UNK 1825 UNKNOWN || 04/08/1829 NOTICE WHEREAS, on the 8th day of February, 1825, I executed, together with Chesley Franks, Hiram Dunn, and William Dun, as securities, a note to Erithia Hampton, Administratrix, of John Hampton, deceased, for one hundred and seven dollars, payable twelve months after date. Now, I forewarn all persons from trading for, or taking an assignment on said note, as I am determined not to pay it, unless compelled by law, as I am a legal heir, and am entitled to three times that amount as a legacy. William Strong St. Francis Co. March 28, 1829
|| HATCHER DEE MAE MRS SIMMONS 11 9 1862 2 24 1938 CITY || Funeral Services Held Today for Mrs.Benjamin David Hatcher: Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Methodist Church fo Mrs.B.D.Hatcher, 76, who passed away at 6:00 p.m. last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs.A.C.Bridewell, in this city. Mrs.Hatcher had been in ill health for several years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev.R.S.Hayden, assisted Rve.Harley B.Bullock. Interment was in the City Cemetery. Mrs.Hatcher was born in Wittsburg, on the St.Francis River, on Nov.9.1862, where she lived with her parents, Mr.and Mrs.J.M.Simmons, until her marriage in 1883 to Mr.Hatcher. After marriage she moved to Vanndale were she and Mr.Hatcher made their home for several years, later moving to Forrest City. In this city, she and Mr.Hatcher, who preceded her in death over fifteen years ago, operated the Hatcher Hotel were many present and former residents of Forrest City spent happy hours in their companionship. Mr.Hatcher was a former county judge of St.Francis County. for the past 16 years she had made her home with Mr.and Mrs.Bridewell. For twenty-five years she was organist at the First Methodist Church here and taught a class of juniors in the Methodist Sunday school for a number of years. She revealed in her daily living , the high ideals she transmitted to her pupils, and her conception of perfection will live throughout the coming years, rounding up a memory most beautiful to those who knew and loved her best. Because of her appreciation for and love of good music, she was made an honorary member of the Musical Coterie Club of this city. Surviving Mrs.Hatcher, besides her daughter, are one brother; Charles Simmons, and one sister, Mrs.Johnnie McKie, of this city; a nephew Marshall Simmons, Harrisburg; and two nieces, Mrs.Daniel Boone and Mrs.Bert Hardin of Marion.
|| HAVENS WILLIE LEE 8 13 1888 1 4 1947 CITY || Obituary:Willie Lee Haven passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs.Emma Havens Hodges, Saturday night about 9:30 p.m. He suffered a heart attack while hunting recently but his condition was not considered serious. He was recuperating at the home of his sister, Mrs.Sam Hodges, when he suffered another heart attack which proved fatal. He was born in Forrest City, on August 13,1888, the son of the late Matilda Ophelia and Charles Henry Havens. He married Miss Nell Christine Staats in 1916. She preceded him in death in 1938. He was a life long member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held at the Stevens Funeral Home at 10 o'clock this morning, conducted by Rev.W.J.Spicer, with interment in the Haven family plot of the Forrest City cemetery. He is survived by two brothers:John Karr Haven of Paragould, Ark., and Louis Franklin Haven of this city; three sisters, Mrs.Emma Hodges of Forrest City, and Mrs.Mattie Barlow of Memphis, and Mrs.Lucy Lewis of Cairo, Illinois. Pall bearers were his nephews: Charles Haven, Henry Haven, L.F.Haven Jr., Vernon Hodges, Haven Hodges, S.L.Hodges Jr., Basil Hodges, Norman Hodges, Nolan Ezell, Madden Looney, and Henry Barlow. Forrest City Times Herald
|| HEUSTESS MATTHEW SAMUEL 9 6 1816 8 3 1862 ST.FRANCIS CO. || Birth: Sep. 6, 1816 Marlboro County, South Carolina Death: Aug. 3, 1862 St. Francis CountyArkansas, USAMatthew Samuel Heustess is the son of Matthew Heustess and Nancy Ann Spears of Marlboro County, S.C. On 8 Feb 1837, he married Sarah David, daughter of Elizabeth Thomas and Jesse M. David of Marlboro County, S.C. Matthew Samuel Heustess was killed in a Civil War skirmish at Hughes Ferry, Arkansas on 3 Aug 1862. Since many of his family members are buried in St. Francis County, Arkansas, he may have been buried in that area. Family links: Parents: Matthew Heustess (1781 - 1842) Nancy Ann Spears Heustess (1781 - 1858) Children: Whiteford S Heustess (1850 - 1911)* Mary Eliza Heustess McGuffy (1858 - ____)* Spouse: Sarah David Heustess (1820 - ____) *Point here for explanation Burial:Non-Cemetery Burial Specifically: Unknown place of burial
|| HEUSTESS SARAH MRS DAVID 2 12 1820 BET 1880 AND 1900 GARLAND CO.,ARK || Birth: Feb. 12, 1820 Marlboro County, South Carolina Death: unknown Garland CountyArkansas, Sarah David is the daughter of Jesse M. David and Elizabeth Thomas of marlboro County, S.C. On 8 Feb 1837, she married Matthew Samuel Heustess, son of Matthew Heustess and Nancy Ann Spears. She died in Garland, Arkansas between 1880 and 1900. Parents Jesse M. DAVID 1795 - 1867 Elizabeth THOMAS 1800 - 1821 Show siblings Spouse & Children Mathew Samuel HEUSTESS 1816 - 1862 Elizabeth J HUISTISS 1839 - 1920 Flora A HUESTIS 1840 - 1920 David M. HUESTIS 1843 - 1880 Nelly HUESTIS 1845 - 1860 Virginia HUESTIS 1848 - 1920 Whiteford S HUSTIS 1850 - 1911 Ida HUISTISS 1856 - 1870 Mary Eliza HUSTIS 1858 - 1915 Note:David parents died in S.Carolina
|| IZARD JAMES SHACKELFORD 10 1 1838 8 22 1871 CITY || Co.G-30TH REGIMENT ARKANSAS INFANTRY-James Shackelford Izard (son of Mark Whitaker Izard, Sr.)30th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, Company G-Enlisted: 17 Jun 1862 at Mt. Vernon, Arkansas, passed engineer board 18 Dec 1863, assigned to duty 27 Jan 1864Rank Out: 2nd Lieutenant. Also served 30th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, Company F & S as Ordnance Sergeant-PER WEN SCHERER, DESCENDANT OF IZARD FAMILY.
|| IZARD MARK WHITAKER JR. 4 6 1836 1 15 1891 HAPPLE IN CALDWELL CO.TEXAS || Co.E-18TH REGIMENT ARKANSAS INFANTRY (MARMADUKE'S)-Mark W. Izard Birth: Apr. 6, 1836, USA Death: Jan. 15, 1891 Guadalupe County, Texas, USA He married Mary L. Smith on August 26, 1871. In the summer of 1875, he helped found the town of Kingsbury, Texas, co-owning the lots in the town with Thomas W. Peirce, president of the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway. He and Mary lived in Kingsbury (Guadalupe County) for a time, but returned to Prairie Lea in Caldwell County. They seem not to have had children. The Happle Cemetery is near Prairie Lea, but in Guadalupe County, not far from the county line between Caldwell and Guadalupe Counties. Burial:Happle Cemetery, Caldwell County, Texas, USA Created by: Margaret DonsbachRecord added: Jan 27, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 33310600-Mark Whitaker Izard, Jr. (son of Mark Whitaker Izard, Sr.)18th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Marmaduke's), Company E-Enlisted: 29 Jul 1861 at Pocahontas, Arkansas Rank Out: Private-Wen Scherer-Descendant of Izard Family
|| IZARD RICHARD J. 1865 7 1 1938 CITY || July 1-NW Arkansas Times-R.J.Izard, Forrest City insurance man and member of pioneer St.Francis County family, died at his home today following a heart attack. He was grandson of Mark W.izard, twice speaker of the House in the Arkansas legislature, and twice speaker of the Arkansas Senate, who served as territorial governor of Nebraska under appointments of Presidents Pierce and Buchanan.
|| IZARD SARAH ELIZABETH MRS WHITAKER 1870 CITY || Dec.18,1896 in The Forrest City Times: In Memoriam-Sallie Whitaker Izard, daughter of Isaac and Juliet Whitaker, was born at Somerville, Tenn., May 6,1836. She united with the church in her sixteenth year and was married to F.J.Izard, of St.Francis Co., Ark. May 4,1854. Her death occurred Dec.11,1896, she died of congestion. Six children blessed her life, two died in their infancy-the others are:M.W. Izard of Forrest City; Mrs. J. W. Hemenway, of Wheatley; Mrs. N. P. Beauchamp, of Riverside; and Dr. John Izard of Riverside. To those who knew her intimately, her presence was a perpetual benediction. Her cheerfulness, patience, and winning grace of manner, made her a delightful spot, not only to husband and children, but to the passing guest as well. Her consistent Christian life, quiet, yet full of brightness, will ever be a cherished memory of those left behind.
|| JONES BURRELL UNK 9 23 1828 UNKNOWN || 10/07/1828 MURDER - We learn, by gentlemen from St Francis county, that a murder, of a most atrocious character, was perpetrated in that county, on the night of the 23d ult. on the body of Mr. Burrell Jones. On that night, a short time after Mr. and Mrs. Jones had retired to bed, two men, on horseback, called at the house, (representing, themselves to be travelers) and inquired if they could procure lodgings there for the night. Mr. Jones and his wife got up and went to the door, and after speaking with them and inviting them to alight from their horses, Mr. J. stepped into the yard, for the purpose of picking up some wood to kindle a fire. When within a few steps of the supposed travelers, one of them snapped his gun at him, and the other fired, and shot him through the body. Mr. Jones staggered to the door, where his wife was standing, exclaimed "I am killed" and fell. The murderers then exchanged a few words with each other, in a low voice, when one of them observed "We have killed him - let's be off." They immediately started and made off at a gallop.Mr. Jones survived until the evening of the following day, when he expired. Before his death, he made oath before a magistrate, that the persons who murdered him were Dr. Charles C.P. Welch, and Grabel Lincecum, (both neighbors of Mr. J.) but he could not say positively which of them gave him the fatal wound.The murderers, finding that they were suspected, decamped on the following morning. Lincecum fled towards Batesville, but a party were in pursuit of him, and hopes were entertained that he would be overtaken and arrested. Welch took the road towards White River, and is has been ascertained that he passed in through the prairie to the Cherokee nation, where we understand, he was seen a few days ago. He told a person with whom he stopped in the prairie, that he was going to the Cherokee nation, and from thence to the Spanish Country.Welch and Mr. Jones had had a slight difference a few days previous to the murder, but it was not supposed to be of a serious nature. No difference was known to exist between Mr. J. and Lincecum.
|| JONES WILLIAM UNK ABT 1829 UNKNOWN || 03/18/1829 ADMINISTRATION NOTICE THE undersigned having obtained, from the Circuit Court of the county of St. Francis in the Territory of Arkansas, at its last January term, Letters of Administration on the estate of William Jones, late of said county, deceased, hereby give notice to all persons having just demands against said estate, to present them, properly authenticated according to law, within one year from the date of said Letters, or they may be precluded from deriving any benefit from said estate; and if said demands be not presented as aforesaid, within five years, they will be for ever barred.All persons indebted to said estate, are requested to make immediate payment. Daniel Mitchell/ David Richards, Adm'rs. Of William Jones, dec'd.March 18, 1829
|| KENDRICK AUSTIN 1832 INQUIRY:Judy DuganJDugan9367@aol.com || Austin Kendrick (he died in 1832) but owned land in St. Francis
|| KENDRICK AUSTIN 1805 10 15 1832 UNKNOWN || 10/24/1832 DIED - At Memphis, very suddenly, on Monday, the 15th inst., AUSTIN KENDRICK, Esq., Clerk of the Circuit Court of St. Francis County, in the twenty-seventh year of his age. He reached that place only the evening previous, on his return home, after an absence of several weeks in Philadelphia and other eastern cities - ate a hearty supper - was attacked at 11 o'clock the same night - and died about 6 o'clock the following morning. We understand his attending physician pronounced the disease with which he died, to be the Cholera; and we have conversed with several gentlemen (two of whom are physicians) who passed through Memphis since his death, and they all concur in stating that the symptoms of his case bore every mark of that terrible disease. 10/31/1832 CHOLERA!!!! - AT LAST!--- Several physicians were called on Sunday night, to attend a case, supposed to be one of the prevailing epidemic. It was a gentleman of St. Francis county, Arkansas, (Austin Kendrick, Esq.) who was on his return immediately from Philadelphia. Though the premonitory symptoms manifested themselves previous to his departure from Philadelphia, he was not taken violently ill, until the night after his arrival at this place. On Monday morning he was taken to the hospital, but did not survive more than an hour. 10/24/1832 Appointment by the Governor - William Strong, to be Clerk of the Circuit Court of St. Francis County, vice Austin Kendrick, deceased.
|| KENNEDY CHARLES FAY 12 13 1898 6 27 1939 CITY || From Daughter, Alice Marie Kennedy Lee Aug.8,2009:This is my daddy's headstone in the Old Forrest City Cemetery. Charles Kennedy was a salesman for White Rose Gas and Oil Company with territory in Louisiana. He became ill one morning at a hotel where he was staying in Baton Rouge, La., was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with "acute indigestion." Five hours later when the nurse brought his supper tray, he started to sit up to eat, and fell backward, dead of a heart attack at age 40. It was a terrible shock to the family, who had no idea his condition was critical. He was a member of the F.C Methodist Church and a 32nd degree Mason.-Charles Fay Kennedyb. December 13, 1898d. June 27, 1939s/o Charles Thomas & Emma Lillian Harville Kennedy; h/o Alice Marie O'BrienCourtesy of Ann Turner. Thanks Ann.Charles Fay Kennedy, son of Charles Thomas and Lillie Kennedy, born December 13, 1898, died June 27, 1939. Widow Alice Marie O'Brien Kennedy, one daughter Alice Marie Kennedy. 32nd degree Mason and faithful Methodist. Died of a heart attack in Shreveport, LA. Tombstone:http://www.arkansasgravestones.org/view.php?id=672
|| KENNEDY CHARLES FAY 12 13 1898 6 27 1939 CITY || Charles F.Kennedy Dies Suddenly at Shreveport: Mr.Charles F.Kennedy of Forrest City and Shreveport, La., district sales manager for a grocery, died suddenly at a hosptial in Shreveport yesterday afternoon of a heart attack. Hard to read.
|| LANDVOIGT CHARLES E. LANDVOIGT CHARLES E. 1830 2 29 1916 TEXAS STATE CEMETERY-AUSTIN,TEXAS || Full Name:Charles E. Landvoight Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)Row:K Number:32 Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran Birth Date: 1830 Died: February 29, 1916 Buried: March 1, 1916 Confederate Home Roster Information:Birth Place: Virginia Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Came To Texas: 1866 Residence: Galveston, Texas Admitted To Home: August 31, 1900 Disability: Paralysis Brigade: Hospital Steward Regiment: 3rd Arkansas Inf. Company: CCONFEDERATE HOME, Taken from the 1903 Austin City DirectoryResidents of the Confederate Home in Austin, Texas Census taken the 16th day of April, 1910. One of four brothers involved in the Civil War, two went to the USARMY, and two to the Confederate Army. See Edwin Landvoigt, Forrest City Cemetery, Forrest City, Arkansas for Biography with names of family.
|| LANDVOIGT CLARA FRANCIS MRS abt 1840 9 14 1895 OBIT || It is with deepest sorrow that we record the death of the loved on who has lain at home and suffered the most excrutiating and racking pain for more than three months. Sorrow for our loss and the loss to others to whom she was near and dear. Thinking of the loss to him who has been her faithful friend and companion for thirty years, who was her unselfish and devoted husband, her other self, and to whom she was more than all the world, and in whom she lived and reigned as a guiding star; thinking of her daughters, Mrs.Powers of Galveston, and Mrs.Vadakin of this city, to whom she was an unselfish and indulgent mother in all that word means; of her grandchildren to whom she was devoted and for whom she "builded many castles"; and for her two sisters, a brother and ourselves to whom she had endeared as a mother by her kindly care and advice, and of Mrs.C.L.Knight, her untiring and devoted friend, and of a throng of other friends to whom she had endeared herself herself in the days of her strength;thinking of these and their loss, we write in ink and tears. But thinking of her and her great suffering, the long and tedious confinement, her beautiful life assuring us of her habitation with God, and that she prayed so earnestly that this cup might be taken from her, and that she might have rest, we are glad for her sake that the inevitable has been fulfilled. For the most part she was conscious until 4:30 a.m. Saturday, when she seemed in great pain and lapsed into unconsciousness, and at 7:30 a.m. Sept.14,1895, she entered into rest. The funeral was on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. from the late residence to the Forrest City cemetery for interment, Rev.J.E.Williams officiating. Sept.20,1895 Forrest City Times Newspaper.
|| LANDVOIGT DORIS W. 1 17 1900 OBIT || D.W.LANDVOIGT, of Washington, D.C., died Sunday Jan.17,1900, and was buried the following Wednesday. Deceased was a brother of Col.Ed.LANDVOIGT, of the Times, and in the early 60's was a resident of Memphis where he worked at his trade of bookbinding. The sad news reached this office by wire and calls to mind that this is the third brother of our senior who has passed away in the last twelve months, leaving him the only surviving member of his immediate family. He was superintendent of the government printing office for nearly forty years, and leaves three grown children, two boys and one girl. 1-19-1900
|| LANDVOIGT EDWARD 5 18 1910 OBIT || 5-20-1910 Died=Edward LANDVOIGT, who died at Providence Hospital, Washington City Wednesday, will be buried from his home, interrment will be in Rock City Cemetery. Mr.LANDVOIGT was a prominent builder and contractor, he was about 51 years of age, born in Washington City. His death was sudden, and came from Bright's Disease. He is survived by a widow, three grown children, a brother and mother. He was a cousin of our Edwin LANDVOIGT.
|| LANDVOIGT JOHN A. 5 28 1899 OBIT || John A.LANDVOIGT, of Washington, D.C., brother of our senior editor died at his residence in that city Monday, aged 63 years. He lived in Memphis for a number of years, before the civil war, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. This writer had the pleasure to meet him at Washington, while visiting there, several years ago. He was a kind husband, an indulgent father and a true friend. 6-2-1899
|| LANDVOIGT WILLIAM HARRY 1869 5 29 1912 OBIT || 6-7-1912 Harry LANDVOIGT, a bookbinder, and son of the late Doris W.LANDVOIGT, at one time foreman for the ruling department, government printing office, died at the Emergency Hospital, May 29,1912, after a brief illness of heart failure. The deceased was unmarried, and lived at the Arizona Hotel. He is survived by his sister, Mrs.Florence Haskins, of Mt.Rainier, Md., who was summoned to her brothers bedside. The interment took place at the Glenwood cemetery in the family plot. The deceased was born in Washington, and lived there almost his entire life. Washington, D.C. Star, May 29th, 1912. Deceased was a nephew of our Col.Ed LANDVOIGT.
|| LINCECUM VAN BUREN 1832 10 6 1832 UNKNOWN || 10/17/1832 DIED - In Saint Francis county, on the 6th of October, Van Buren, infant son of Green B. Lincecum, Esq. after an illness of four weeks. Thus, in this pure and innocent child, has cruel death torn from the dear and fonding caresses of the most devoted Father and Mother, the dearest object of their affection. But ah! Why should they weep and mourn, when it has escaped the cares and sorrows of this world, and departed, in its lovely innocence, to the welcome arms of its Savior! - Communicated
|| MANN ALICE MRS PATTON 1872 5 24 1937 CITY || 1937 Funeral of Mrs.Mann To Be Held This Afternoon: The funeral for Mrs.S.H.Mann, who passed away Sunday midnight at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, May, 24,1937, is to be held this afternoon at the First Methodist Church in this city at 4 o'clock, with the Rev.Stanley Hayden, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the City Cemetery. Mrs.Mann underwent a major operation late in May and for a time was apparently on the road to recuperation and ultimate recovery when pneumonia developed last week from which she never rallied. Mrs.Mann was not only prominently identified with local civic, social, and religious life, but her activities were felt throughout the state and the South. On October 1,1913 she married Judge S.H.Mann, prominent lawyer and financier of this city, who survives her. Others surviving members of the family, John L.Jones and Lawrence Jones, brothers; Mrs.A.A.French, sister; the Mann children:Mrs.James Bussery and Sam Mann Jr., of St.Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs.Frank King, of this city, and the children of her brother, the late William Irby Jones, Frank and Alice Jones of Los Angeles; and Mrs.W.S.Stoneman, of Chicago, Illinois. The pallbearers will be her nephews: Wilson Northcross, Leon Northcross, Bascom Green, Estes Mann, all of Memphis, John Mann, Marianna, W.W.Campbell, Ray Patterson, this city, and Dr.C.B.Moore, of Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of the Colonial Commission and it was she who suggested that the rose originated and named by one of the leading state firsts for David O.Dodd, the boy martyr of the Confederacy, he designated as the Centennial flower. It was about this time, too, that Mrs.Mann wrote the history of St.Francis County that has been incorporated in the state history compiled by the Arkansas Confederation of Women's Clubs. She was also one of the trustees of the Methodist Hospital, in Memphis, and its growth and expansion was one of her cherished ambitions. One of the objects of her local welfare nearest her heart was the Forrest City Public Library. For many years she has been one of the directorate, and always has worked with the greatest enthusiasm for its growth and development, spending many hours in the library rooms, doing things for it, watching and advising means for its growth, and it is greatly due from the liberal contributions of she and Mr.Mann, together with their sponsorship, that has helped the library survive over troublous times, and develop to the place it now holds as a free public library. Mrs.Mann was twice married, her first husband being the late Dr.Henry Matthews, one of the best loved and most prominent physicians St.Francis County ever had. Mrs.Mann was the daughter of Irby and Pauline Patton, one of the pioneer families of Northeastern Arkansas. She was born at the family plantation at Haynes. She graduated from the State University at Fayetteville.
|| MANN SAMUEL HENRY JUDGE 10 1 1867 1 28 1938 CITY || Jan.28,1938 Judge S.H.Mann: The passing of Forrest City's distinguished attorney, Judge Sam H.Mann, was mourned throughout the city today by his colleagues in the legal profession. Services for Mr.Mann, who died yesterday, were held this afternoon at the First Methodist Church and the Rev.R.S.Hayden officiating. Tributes to Judge Mann's high character and his brilliant career were paid by his fellow workers. Chancellor A.L.Hutchins said of him, "Judge Mann's life should be an inspiration to every young and aspiring lawyer. From adversity with little early educational advantages he achieved success in that most difficult profession-the law. That achievement was due not to unusual opportunity, it came from industry, honesty, integrity, hard work, and thrift." Reviewing his life one cannot but appreciate the necessity of the fundamentals on which his life was built. The Bar has lost an outstanding and valued member; the community a good citizen; and his friends have sustained an irreparable loss. C.W.Norton said, "Mr.Mann was a pillar of strength in his profession, not alone as an advocate for the rights of his clients, but in the broader view of his proper part in the administration of justice." Mr.Mann died at 6:45 this morning at Barmes Hospital in St.Louis. Little hope for his recovery was held by the family since Monday when he entered the hospital. He had been in ill health since October. His son, Sam Mann, Jr., and Frank King, a son-in-law, were with him when he passed away. Mr.Mann's activities have covered a wide field of interests. A living monument which he leaves to Forrest City is the public library. It was largely through his and Mrs.Mann's interest and contributions that the library first was established, and for more than 10 years he has aided in its upkeep. At the time the present First Methodist church was built, Mr.Mann was chairman of the Board of Stewards and he was active in its erection. Except for a brief period when he organized a mercantile establishment in Pine Bluff, Forrest City has been the home of Mr.Mann. Here he has built up an extensive law business, known as the firm of Mann and Mann. A number of years ago, his son, Sam Mann, and son in law J.R.Bussey were associated with him, before they moved to Florida to make their home. For the last six years however Mr.Mann has had as his associate, his nephew, Burk Mann. He was born at Brownsville, Tennessee, Oct.1,1867, one of a family of 13 children, eight of whom survive him. On June 5,1889, he married Miss Mary Ramsey of Humboldt, Tenn.. To them were born four children, Frances, Sam, Mattie, and Edwin Earl. The latter died as a baby. After the death of Mrs.Mann he was married to Mrs.Alice Matthews, Oct.1,1912. They had no children. Mrs.Alice Matthews Mann, a prominent state and national leader died last June. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Forrest City. Services will be in charge of the Rev.H.S.Hayden. Mr.Mann is survived by three children: Mrs.James R.Bussey, Sam Mann Jr. of St.Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs.Frank King of Forrest City. Seven sisters:Mrs.W.A.Morrow, Forrest City; Mrs.John Knox, Atlanta, Ga.;Mrs.William Crutcher, Mrs.William Brasher, Mrs.Marcus Baker, all of Pine Bluff, Ark.; Mrs.W.J.Northcross of Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs.John Herron of Jackson, Tenn.; and a brother,J.H.Mann of Pine Bluff. and Nine grandchildren.
|| MARTIN THOMAS L. 3 15 1840 6 28 1922 WALNUT GROVE || T.L.Martin, born March 15,1840, died June 28,1922, at Wynne, Ark. He moved to Arkansas in 1855, and enlisted in the 20th Arkansas Regiment in 1861. He was in the siege of Port Hudson, and after his exchange he served under Gen.Kirby Smith in the Trans-Mississippi Dept., surrendering at Wittsburg, Ark., May 25,1865. "Uncle Tom," as he was called by all who knew him was a good man and always looked at the bright side of life. He loved his fellow man. I was intimately associated with him for over 50 yers and never heard him complain. He loved his sons and their wives. He was very feeble for six months before his death. We all feel that a good man has gone to rest under shade of the trees. (W.P.Brown, Commander and Adjutant, Marian Cogbill Camp U.C.V., No 1316, Wynne Ark.) From Page 238-Confederate Veteran Magazine By Sumner Archibald Cunningham, 1922, Google Books.
|| MERWIN EMILY MRS GOVAN 2 10 1860 1936 CITY || 1936 Death Claims Mrs.T.C.Merwin at 4:30 o'clock this Morning: After suffering ten days from a heart ailment, at the home of her daughter the end came peacefully. Mrs.T.C. (Emily Govan) Merwin passed away this morning at the home of her daughter Mrs.H.A.Knight of a heart ailment, with which she had been stricken ten days ago while on a visit at the home of her cousin, Mrs.Paul McKellar in Memphis. Emily Govan Merwin was born in Holly Springs, Miss., the daughter of E.P. and Julia Hawks Govan, of a distinguished pioneer family of Mississippi. The family moved to Marion in Lee County when Mrs.Merwin was a small child and there grew up. She was educated in the schools of Holly Springs and Florence, Alabama. On May 28,1879 she was married to the late T.C.Merwin and to them were born six children, four of whom survive her. In 1894 Mr.and Mrs.Merwin came to Forrest City to live and always took a prominent and active part in the religious, civic, and social affairs of the town and county. Before moving to Forrest City, Mrs.Merwin's husband was circuit and county clerk in Lee County and after moving here he was deputy clerk for years and then he held the post of county court clerk for 21 years, serving as one of the most popular public officials the county has ever known. The Merwin home was always the mecca of hospitality dispensed with a graciousness of the old South by Mr.and Mrs.Merwin to their friends and acquaintances. Coming from a long line of churchmen, Mrs.Merwin became a communicant of the Episcopal Church early in life. In all the years of her life she had been active in the services and charities attendant to the church, and it was partly due to the efforts of Mrs.Merwin and some other loyal churchmen that the Church of the Good Shepherd survived some disheartening years. For the past few years Mrs.Merwin had divided her time, living part of the year, here and in Memphis to be near her two daughters. She was adored by her family, a woman of an under-standing heart, great charity of purpose, a mother of devotion, a friend in need and to the needy-her friendship was a benediction. The community was better for the pause of years she spent here. Surviving Mrs.Merwin are her step-daughter, Mrs.E.F.Bomar of Greenville, S.C.; Mrs.Harry A.Knight, Mrs.W.G.McCoy, of this city; and Will and Frank Merwin of Pueblo, Colorado, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Church of the Good Shepherd, conducted by the Rev. Harley B.Bullock, Rector, and Rev.M.L.Morely, Rector of St.Marks Church, Jonesboro. The burial will be in the family plot at the City Cemetery. To serve as pallbearers will be:W.W.Campbell/Charles Gorman/A.B.Nimocks/Lindsay Bridgeforth/Thomas Gatling/Vernon Hodges. W.E.Stevens Funeral Home is in charge.
|| MITCHELL ABNER UNK 3 18 1829 UNKNOWN || 03/18/1829 ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE THE undersigned having obtained from the Circuit Court of the county of St. Francis in the Territory of Arkansas, at its last January term, Letters of Administration, on the estate of Abner Mitchell, late of said county, deceased, hereby gives notice to all persons having just demands against said estate, to present them duly authenticated, according to law, within one year from the date of said Letters, or they may be precluded from deriving any benefit from said estate; and if said demands be not presented as aforesaid, within five years, they will be for ever barred.All persons indebted to said estate, are requested to make immediate payment. Daniel Mitchell, Adm'r. of Abner Mitchell, dec'd.March 18, 1829
|| MORROW JOHN WALKER 1890 1 30 1938 EL PASO, TEX. || 1938 J.Walker Morrow, Formerly of Forrest City Dies in El Paso, Texas: J.Walker Morrow, 48, formerly a prominent attorney and splendid citizen of Forrest City, died Sunday, Jan.30,1938, at El Paso, Texas, where he had been for the last 15 or more years. Funeral services are to be held in El Paso, today. He was born at Brownsville, Tenn., was educated at the University of Arkansas, and later became a member of the Arkansas Bar Association. In El Paso he was president of the Board of Education, city attorney, and head of the community fund. He is survived by his wife, the former Emily Gatling, of this city, four children:Louise, Virginia, William A. and Emily; his parents Mr.and Mrs.W.A.Morrow of this city; and two sisters, Mrs.Bascom green of Memphis and Mrs.J.B.Johnston of this city. Mr.Morrow was for a number of years a prominent attorney here in the practice of law with the late S.H.Mann, and later with F.F.Harrelson. During World War II, Mr.Morrow was a leading part in directing the several drives for sale of government war bonds, and was at the forefront in all civic activities during his residence here. He launched the movement for the organization in Forrest City of the Rotary Club. Mrs.Morrow and the children, is understood, will continue their residence in El Paso.
|| MOSELEY SAMUEL UNK 1819 UNKNOWN || 11/19/1819 Take Notice All persons indebted to the estate of the late Samuel Moseley, deceased, are hereby notified to call on the subscribers and pay their accounts, on or before the 1st of January next, otherwise their accounts will be placed in the hands of an Attorney for collection, without respect to persons. All those who have claims against said estate are requested to present their accounts, properly authenticated, for settlement.Daniel Mooney Eli J. Lewis (Ex'rs.)Arkansas November 20
|| O'BRIEN THOMAS 2 19 1881 3 4 1918 CITY || Thomas O'Brien, born Feb. 19, 1881; died March 4, 1918, as a result of the influenza epidemic. He developed tuberculosis, died of a heart attack, leaving a widow, Mazie, and six children: Alice, Thomas, Rose Ida, Francis, Bill and Dorothy. Francis died the next year of typhoid fever at age 12. Woodmen of the World memorial, "Gone but not forgotten."Contributed on 11/25/07 by danlee [at] scrtc [dot] comArkansas Gravestone Project.
|| O'BRIEN WILLIAM B. 1ST LT. 1914 11 11 1944 FRANCE || Lt.W.B.O'Brien Killed in Action Nov.11-Mrs.William B.O'Brien received official notice yesterday from the War Department that her husband, First Lieutenant William B.O'Brien was killed in action in France on Nov.11,1944. Lieut.O'Brien was in the 359th Infantry, Ninth Division of the Third Army, Company H, serving overseas six months. He was a member of the National Guard which mobilized in December of 1940, and served some months in Alaska. He was last home April 25,1944, on leave from Ft.Leorard Wood, Missouri. The son of Mrs.Thomas O'Brien and the late Mr.O'Brien, Lieut.O'Brien was born and reared in Forrest City, where his many friends will regret to learn of his death. He was 30 years of age. A graduate of the Forrest City High School, he was married three years ago to Miss Mary Bailey of LIttle Rock, and since leaving the states for overseas duty six months ago, she and her small son, Billie Pat, aged 13 months, have made their home on 403 South Washington Street. Besides his wife and son, Lieut.O'Brien leaves his mother, Mrs.Thomas O'Brien, a sister, Mrs.R.A.Dowdy, and a brother, Thomas O'Brien of 3703 Marion, Memphis; a sister, Mrs.Nolte Reynolds of Cave City, Ky., and a sister, Mrs.George Quenton of 996 Madison, Memphis. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas about William B O Brien-Inducted From: ArkansasRank: First LieutenantCombat Organization: 359th Infantry 90th DivisionDeath Date:11 Nov 1944 Monument:Lorraine, France Last Known StatusBuried U.S. Awards:Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star Medal
|| PARHAM TOM DEPUTY CLERK UNK 5 19 1889 UNKNOWN |