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The Forrest City Times
1901



The Forrest City Times Newspaper
Here are pictures of the OWNER AND EDITOR, RESPECTIVELY, Mr.Landvoight and Mr.Vadakin from 1905 and The Banner Line in 1898



In Chronological Order-
Selected Articles in The Paper[Deaths/Births/Marriages/Announcements, and Phone List]
UPDATED March 17,2008
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Forrest City Times Newspaper-Year 1901 Articles have been summarized! Paul V. Isbell
Motto:Forrest City Times:"Fear God, Tell the Truth and Make Money"
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1-4-1901 - BISHOP - PAUL - - DR. - UNK - 12 29 1900 - UNKNOWN - Saturday morning, Dec.29,1900 at the home of Mr.Eldridge in L'anguille township, of pneumonia. Dr.Rush did all he could, the body was shipped to his home (unreadable).
1-18-1901 - DORRIS - G. - E. - CAPT. - 1821 - 1 1901 - UNKNOWN - Death of G.E.Dorris-News of the death of Capt.G.E.Dorris of Johnson township reached this office the first of the week. The old gentleman was one of the pioneers of this region and was believed to be about 80 years of age. He will be sorely missed.
1-18-1901 - DEVAZIER - M. - L. - MRS. - 6 17 1874 - 1 7 1901 - UNKNOWN - Obituary-At Reynolds, Texas, Jan.7,1901, Mrs.M.L.Devazier departed this life. She was born in Winston County Mississippi, June 17,1874. In 1897 she married S.C.Devazier. In November 1898 they moved to Arkansas until Oct.25,1900, when they moved to Cherokee Co., Texas. Sister Devazier was converted quite young, and joined the M.E.Church South in which she has been a consistent member until her death. She leaves a husband, one child, three sisters and two brothers. H.S.MORRIS.
1-25-1901 - HUDSPETH - ROBERT - - - UNK - 1 1901 - UNKNOWN - News of the death of Robert Hudspeth, of Palestine, reached this office Monday. Mr.Hudspeth was one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Prairie township. He was Master of the Masonic lodge at Palestine, and held the office of school director and many other important positions of public trust. His death is lamented by a large family of relatives of this community at large, and we offer our condolences.
2-1-1901 - HANCOCK - M. - V. - - 1857 - 1 30 1901 - CITY - Death of M.V.Hancock-We now find ourselves face to face with a most sorrowful duty. Our mind is filled with many kindly thoughts which our pen can feebly but express, in recalling the many evidences of sincere friendship and esteem given us by Mr.M.V.Hancock during his lifetime, and hanging upon memory's wall we see many bright pictures of his good deeds to his fellow man. Hancock always championed the cause of the weak against the strong and would give freely of his means and influence to aid all charitable institutions, never failing to lend a helping hand to the weak and oppressed. M.V.Hancock was born in Marshall Co., Miss.in the year 1857, and came to Arkansas in Nov.1875. Was married to Miss Mollie Johnson, of this city, in June 1880, and to this union were born seven children, five of whom are still living-one boy and four girls. Departed this life Jan.30,1901, and was buried in Forrest City cemetery Thursday evening, Jan.31,1901. He was a member of the Knights of Honor which order presided at his funeral. After seven years, they moved to Memphis until 1898, when they returned. He worked for the Little Rock and Memphis Railway, and then the Illinois Central. He left his family well taken care of as he was a shrewd business man. He owned and operated "The Four Hundred Bar and Barber Shop" in Forrest City.Forrest City Times Newspaper Feb.1,1901.
2-8-1901 - KEYSACKER - MAGGIE - - MISS - 1900 - 2 2 1901 - Wylds - Maggie, the sweet little 1 year old daughter of Mr.& Mrs.William Keysacker of Blackfish township, died on Feb.2,1901, and was buried at Wylds graveyard on the fourth.
2-15-1901 - MOSELY - EDGAR - - - 10 15 1897 - 2 1901 - UNKNOWN - News of the death and burial of the little child of Mr.& Mrs.Harry Mosely reached the city the first of the week. The family has the sympathy of the Times in their bereavement. Edgar H. Mosely was born Oct.15,1897 and died Feb.1901.
2-22-1901 - ELLIS - JENNETTE - FLORENCE - MISS - 6 8 1884 - 2 15 1901 - UNKNOWN - In Memoriam-Miss Jennette Florence Ellis died at her home near Hamlin, Arkansas, Feb.15,1901, aged 16 years, 8 months, and 7 days. After about 82 days she succumbed to that terrible disease, slow fever. She bore her illness with great patience, often speaking words of encouragement to her ever watchful mother and sister.
3-8-1901 - IZARD - Flavius - Josephus - DR. - 2 9 1825 - 3 5 1901 - CITY - Photo May 2006-HUSBAND OF SARAH E.WHITAKER IZARD-The Editor of The Forrest City, Ark., paper had the following to say of him when he passed to the great beyond, and we quote - "With mingled sentiments of pathos and joy we record this week the passing of one of St. Francis County's most honorable and venerable citizens, who in life was known and loved by hosts of friends and kinsmen in this community and wherever he was known. We are sad because of the absence of this noble character from the familiar earthly paths along which he exercised an elevating influence. Dr F. J. Izard might well have been termed one of the Lord's most trusted sentinels. Armed with the sword of the spirit he guarded his Master's interest faithfully and well, never losing an opportunity to challenge the enemy and reason with him about his soul's salvation and his words of admonition were always burdened with love and brotherly kindness. His devotion to his family was beautiful and steadfast, and he cherished, next to his religion, a sacred love for his children and those who bore his name. We rejoice because of the sweet assurance which he gave us in the last days that "all was well; Death had no sting for this valiant Christian, and he passed away into the valley of the shadows surrounded by a halo of glory, leaning on the mighty arm of his Redeemer, his venerable countenance lighted up by the heavenly smile of implicit trust and confidence. He was born in or near Huntsville, Alabama, Feb 9, 1825, and passed to his eternal reward March 6, 1901. He came to Arkansas when but an infant, with his father and mother, who were among the earliest settlers near Mt Vernon, then a small village situated about one mile north of the present site of Forrest City. He grew to young manhood surrounded by the environment peculiar to those early times, and passed through all the trying viciss- udes and unsettled conditions brought about by the civil war; but by close study and unceasing application, acquired a very flattering knowledge of the common school branches and entered somewhat into the classics. In May 1854 he was married to Miss Sarah Elizabeth Whitaker, and to them were born the six children:Mark Wilson/Juliette St.Francis/Mary Darthula/Dr.John Sidney/and the two who died in infancy. Thus passes from the scene of action a good man, a good citizen, a loyal companion and a devoted father, and having fought a good fight now enters into his well earned peace and rest.Mrs.J.W.Williams of Wynne was in town to attend the funeral of her uncle, Dr.F.J.Izard.
3-8-1901 - CRIPPEN - TOM - - - 1876 - 3 5 1901 - MADISON - Death of Tom Crippen-It is with sincere sorrow that we note the death of our friend, Tom Crippen, which occurred Tuesday, Mar.5,1901, at his home in Madison, after an illness of about 36 hours. He was afflicted with meningitis and all efforts of physicians and family to preserve the spark of live proved futile and the young man gave up the ghost about 12 o'clock on the date mentioned. Shortly after the demise of Mr.Crippen the sad news was telephoned to his relatives in this city-Mrs.W.F.Eppes and family, and Mrs.Lamise Prewett. Soon many acquaintances and friends of the deceased were apprised of the foregoing facts and a pang of keenest regret pierced every heart. Two short months ago Tom Crippen was married to Miss Addie Quigley, a sister of Mr.Al Quigley, and one of St.Francis County's fairest and most lovable young women. The twain were happy and prosperous in their matrimonial relations and the future seemed to hold nothing but joy and sunshine. At the time of his death, Mr.Crippen was but 25 years of age and was associated with his brother in law, Mr.Al Quigley, in the timber business. The remains were interred Wednesday in the Madison Cemetery.
3-15-1901 - BROWN - JAMES - - - 8 1857 - 3 12 1901 - FAMILY PLOT - DEATH OF JAMES BROWN-That dread disease, meningitis, was the agent of death in claiming the life of one of St.Francis County's leading citizens on last Tuesday morning, when Mr.James Brown, after a brief, but painful illness, passed into the great beyond. Jim Brown was a native of Arkansas and was born August 1857, near the place where death occurred on March 12,1901, at the age of 43 years, His mother came to this state from Alabama when she was quite young and his father was a native of Scotland. Mr.Brown's remains were interred in the family burying ground on Wednesday, March 13,1901. Our deceased friend entered public life in 1892 when he was the most popular candidate for county assessor. He served the people, of St.Francis County, in this capacity for three terms and after retirement became a candidate for Sheriff in which campaign he received a very complimentary support, and although defeated, was considered the most formidable prospect for the campaign of 1902, and had he lived would probably have succeeded Sheriff W.E.Williams. The demise of this good man is to be deeply deplored. He was a leader in the community and was loved and honored by a large constituency and a fond circle of friends and relatives.
3-15-1901 - AUSTIN - FAMILY OF ANDREW - - - UNK - 3 9 1901 - UNKNOWN - In the neighborhood of Beck's Switch, Saturday night, Mar.9,1901, a storm destroyed a cabin belonging to Dan Hughes of the Spybuck community was blown into atoms, and two of its occupants were killed outright. They were the wife and child of Andrew Austin and they were visiting her father, Hughes.
3-29-1901 - HARRIS - James - G. - - 11 18 1826 - 3 26 1901 - CITY - Husband of Mary Harris-An Old Soldier Dead-J.G.Harris, aged 76 years, an ex-Confederate soldier, member of Forrest City Camp,ex-county surveyor and one of the best citizens of St.Francis County, died at his home two miles west of town at an early hour Tuesday morning, March 26,1901. He was born in Wilson County, Tennessee on Nov.12,1826. He married at Spartanburg, S.C. to Miss Mary E.Bay, who died three years previous to his death. Eld.A.N.Couch officiating, burial in Forrest City Cemetery Wednesday.(most unreadable)
4-5-1901 - BOTTOMS - MARY - - - unk - 3 29 1901 - MT.VERNON - Mrs. Mary Bottoms, of Memphis, wife of Dave Bottoms, died at the residence of her parents in law, Mr.& Mrs.Geo.W.Bottoms, on Friday night, Mar.29,1901, and was buried at the Mount Vernon cemetery the following day, Rev.W.E.Davidson of the Methodist church officiating. She came here an invalid about March 1st, and was lovingly nursed by relatives, but to no avail.(hard to read, dates hard to read)
4-19-1901 - AUSTELLE - - - MISS - unk - 4 13 1901 - UNKNOWN - S.L.Austelle, wife and son, were in the city Monday en route from Hot Springs, accompanying the remains of Miss Austelle, who died in that city Saturday, Apr.13,1901.
4-19-1901 - KNIGHT - C. - L. - - 8 3 1835 - 4 14 1901 - HOT SPRINGS - Death of Capt.C.L.Knight-The many friends of the family, which number the entire community, and scores of his old time patrons from the country, were shocked with sorrow when a telegram was received here late Sunday, and the sad news spread rapidly, announcing the death of Capt.C.L.Knight, one of our most highly respected and esteemed citizens. Capt. Knight had been in ill health for about two years, and had gone to Hot Springs, accompanied by his devoted wife hoping to be benefitted by the baths. He was reported at times to be improving, but the seeming and much hoped for condition was probably due to his wonderful energy, strong will, and a fixed determination to conquer his ailments. He was heroic, and battled bravely as he had done in all the walks of life, striving for the mastery of the flesh, and the accomplishment of good and noble deeds. He was a devoted husband, a proud and sympathetic parent, a true friend and a gentleman always. He came to the city in the early 70's and embarked in the general merchandise business. He later formed a partnership with H.B.Gwyn and they did a bakery and grocery business which has never been equaled before or since in Forrest City. For some reason they embarked in the furnishing business, and in the panic of 93', crop failures, bad collections proved disastrous and they closed shop. Capt.Knight was a brave and valiant soldier in the federal army, and was General Washburn's adjutant while he was commanding the federal forces at Memphis during the Civil War. When General Forrest, for whom this city is named, made his celebrated raid into Memphis, Capt.Knight was captured by the Confederate troops. He often spoke of the courtesies shown him by Gen.Forrest and his troops during the time he was a prisoner. He was born in Waterford, Vt., Aug.3,1835. He was educated at the Norwich Military Institute at Norwich, Vt.. His parents, Luther and Susan Knight, moved to Indiana when he was 15 years of age. His first work was that of a civil engineer on the Wabash and Erie Canal. He re-entered school however, and continued his studies fo two years, at the expiration of which time he went to Attica, Indiana, and engaged in the drug business. In 1856, he went to Illinois and devoted his time to mercantile pursuits, and was appointed Postmaster by Pres.Buchanan at the age of 21. When the war broke out, he was one of the first to volunteer, and joined the Ninth Illinois Cavalry, of which he was sergeant major. He was eventually details on Gen.Washburn's staff, serving through the war. Capt.Knight leaves a devoted wife, three grown sons in bitter anguish. The remains were interred in Hot Springs. Harry Knight returned from Hot Springs where he attended the funeral of his father. Mrs.Knight, accompanied by her son Mr.Stanley P.Knight, of Indiana, and Mrs.C.P.Thayer of Hot Springs arrived in the city Wednesday, June 5,1901.
4-19-1901 - GRAHAM - W. - S. - - UNK - 4 18 1901 - MEMPHIS, TENN. - Death of W.S.Graham-For the second time this week The Times is called upon to chronicle the death of a prominent citizen, under other circumstances, it would give us pleasure to extol their many virtues and and manly qualities; it is indeed the sad and trying duty to write of their deaths and undertake to utter the words of sympathy which can in the least comfort the heart broken wife and relatives. It was chronicled in these columns last week that Mr.& Mrs.W.S.Graham had gone to Hot Springs where it was hoped the health of the former would be benefitted. Friends had no thought that Mr.Graham was so close to death's door. It seems that he had been there only three hours when heart trouble compelled him to keep his room and bed, and gradually grew worse. The end came and he passed at 8:25 am, Thursday, Apr.18,1901. The remains were conveyed to Memphis for interment, passing through this city this morning when a number of friends joined with Mrs.Graham in her lonely and grievous journey, expressing to her a sincere and heartfelt sympathy. The funeral services were held at the residence of John P.Edmondson, this morning at ll o'clock, Rev.Neander M.Woodruff officiating. Deceased was a brother of John M.Graham of Cross County, Arkansas, and of Mrs.John Edmondson, of Memphis. W.S.Graham was a son of C.C. and M.E. Graham, and was born in Lincoln Co..North Carolina. He was educated in the country schools of his native state and in Mier Academy in Memphis, after having moved to Arkansas with his family. In 1875 he engaged in farming in Cross County and prospered. In 1885 he became a member of the Fussell, Graham & Co.. In 1886 he was married in Memphis to Miss Pamela G.Stull, since which time he has permanently resided in this city, where he was identified with all public and charitable enterprises, and leave a large estate.
4-26-1901 - TERRY - MARY - - MRS. - 3 22 1869 - 4 21 1901 - HUGHES - Death of Mrs.J.B.Terry-The spirit of this good woman has flown into the realms of eternity and while our hearts are wrapped in sorrow, we know that her soul has found piece and comfort in Paradise. The deceased has been an invalid for more than a year and it was seemed her afflictions were beyond the control of medical science. Every effort was exhausted by her loving husband to palliate her ills, but to no avail. At 5:15 o'clock Sunday, Apr.21,1901, Mrs.J.B.Terry passed from earthly trials and sorrows into that great beyond. In 1891, Miss Mary Lindesy was married to Mr.J.B.Terry, and two children blessed their union-two bright baby girls-to whom the entire household is sincerely attached. Mrs. Terry was always kind, and endured her afflictions with a beautiful patience and fortitude. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church when a mere child, and lived a consistent member of that organization until her demise. The remains were interred in Hughes cemetery followed by a large concourse of friends which was augmented by a large assemblage from Johnson and Telico townships and was one of the large ones seen at Hughes cemetery. Bro.Davidson of the Methodist church officiating. NOTE:TOMBSTONE SHOWS NAMES OF CHILDREN OF WILLIAM D. AND ELIZA J.LINDSEY-12 IN ALL by name of Mary Lindsey, her maiden name.
6-7-1901 - REEDEY - J. - J. - SR. - UNK - 6 1 1901 - TENNESSEE - Died-Mr.J.J.Reedey, Sr., father of our townsman, Mr.J.J.Reedey, Jr., Senior Proprietor of the Forrest City Spoke and Hub Factory, died at the latter's home in this city, Tuesday, June 1,1901, at 6 pm. The remains were conveyed to Troy, Tenn., deceased's former home, for interment.
6-14-1901 - LANE - - - MISS - unk - 6 13 1901 - Paragould - Died at Paragould-Miss Lane, died at North Paragould, last night, June 13,1901, age 66. She was a maiden lady, and lived with her sister, also unmarried, and several years younger than herself, have been living in a house owned by J.P.McDonald. The remains will be interred in Paragould. About ten or twelve years ago, George Lane, a poor farmer and a brother to the two ladies, drew a money prize from Louisiana Lottery in the amount of fifteen thousand dollars, after being victimized for the money, he died about three or four years ago a pauper. There is another brother, Moses Lane, who resides about twelve to fifteen miles south of the city.
6-21-1901 - DOOLEY - HELEN - - - 1900 - 6 19 1901 - CITY - Little Helen, 6 months old daughter of Mr.& Mrs.Geo.Dooley, died Tuesday morning, June 19,1901, at the home of Dr.and Mrs.H.P.Dooley, and was buried the same evening at the Forrest City Cemetery. The child had been ill for several days, but its condition was not thought to be serious by the fond parents, who had started to town on the date mentioned, bringing the little one with them. The had reached the home of Mr.& Mrs.John Davis, on College Hill, when the child began having convulsions and passed away a short time after arriving at the residence of Dr.Dooley. Services were conducted by Rev.W.C.Davidson.
7-5-1901 - WILLIAMS - JAMES - W. - SR. - unk - 7 5 1901 - FCTIMES - Mr.J.W.Williams, Sr., a prominent citizen of this county died this morning, July 5,1901, at his home in Franks township. He is the father of Messrs.J.W.and Elmer Williams of Wynne.
7-5-1901 - NELSON - NORMAN - - - 2 1901 - 7 3 1901 - CITY - Little Norman, the five months old baby boy of Mr.& Mrs.N.B.Nelson, died Wednesday, July 3,1901, at 10 pm, and was buried in the Forrest City Cemetery Friday, July 5,1901 at 10 am.
7-19-1901 - SANDERS - GEORGE - H. - JUDGE - 1849 - 7 4 1901 - FCTIMES - News reached the city the latter part of last week of the death of Judge Geo.H.Sanders, which sad event occurred at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr.J.H.Crabtree, of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, on July 4,1901, at the age of 52 years. Judge Sanders was well known by many of the leading and most prominent citizens of Arkansas, and especially in Eastern Arkansas was his acquaintance wide and distinguished, and his death will universally and sincerely lamented, although his death was not untimely from the fact that for several years deceased had been in a delicate state of health both mentally and physically. Geo.H.Sanders was born in Mississippi and removed to Cross County, Arkansas, shortly before or about the time he had reached majority, taking up the study of law in the office of one of the Brookfields. He was admitted to the bar about 1870 and shortly afterwards moved to St.Francis county and hung out his shingle in Forrest City. He built up a fine practice in the courts of Eastern Arkansas and was acknowledged the leading and brightest attorney of his time. Judge Sanders resided in this community from 1871 to 1883, when he removed to Little Rock, where he soon established himself as one of the most prominent practitioners of the legal fraternity of the capital city. He made money and it is said had amassed a snug fortune. but became too involved in one or two business ventures in Little Rock, which wrecked his fortune, health and reason, and a brilliant career was suddenly checked. Shortly after these misfortunes, he moved to St.Louis in the hope of re-establishing himself in his profession, but the strain had been too much, and his health began to decline. Deceased was a brother of Mrs.Brookfield, of Wynne, and a grand uncle of Mr.James Izard of this city
7-26-1901 - TERRY - VELMA - - MISS - 1895 - 7 19 1901 - HUGHES - Velma, the little six year old daughter of Mr.& Mrs. J.B.Terry, died on Friday, July 19,1901, after a brief illness, and was buried the following day at the Hughes graveyard, about eight miles north of Forrest City. This is the second time within the past three months that the grim reaper has left this home in gloom and depression, taking from the good man of the house his dearest treasures and leaving him in mental torture and his soul riven with sorrow. Rev.Davidson read the burial service at the open grave where the precious fondling was laid to rest beside it's mother, and upon that sacred spot, his mind and heart torn by conflicting emotions as memories of his wife and child came up before him as they appeared in life, Mr.Terry poured out his grief. No more touching scene of sorrow can be imagined than a strong man convulsed with sobs in the face of trials over which he has no control and against which he is powerless to rebel. Little Velma was the youngest child, and her sweet disposition and lovable ways always endeared her to every member of the household.
7-26-1901 - NEBLETT - EMMA - - MRS. BETTS - 1878 - 7 23 1901 - FCTIMES - Mrs.Emma Neblett, wife of Harry Neblett, of Forrest city, died Tuesday night, July 23,1901, at the residence of Mrs.Dye, of a pulmonary affliction of long standing. She was formerly Miss Betts of Osceola, and came to this city right after her marriage in 1900. She was 23 years of age, and a member of the Methodist church, and during her short stay in Forrest City had formed many warm and sympathetic friends. The remains were taken to her old house in Osceola for burial Wednesday morning accompanied by the sorrowing husband and his brother Ben.
8-2-1901 - WOOD - W. - T. - - 1840 - 7 28 1901 - DEMOCRAT - DEMOCRAT TIMES=Mr.W.T.Wood, of Sand Ridge, formerly of Alabama, died at the residence of Mr.W.R.Cotton, July 28, at 3 o'clock. He was 61 years old, and had been here about seven months. The remains were buried at Democrat Monday. He leaves a wife and several children, most of them grown, to mourn his loss.
8-9-1901 - HUNT - ZUBER - LIGON - - 8 26 1900 - 6 7 1901 - CITY - SON OF R.P.&M.Z.HUNT-Little Zuber, the little eleven month old baby boy of Mr.& Mrs.Riley Hunt died Wednesday night about 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs.M.M.Wood, east of the city,and was buried the following day at the Forrest City cemetery. The baby's illness was brief and everything that love and devotion of doting parents could suggest was not enough to rescue the boy from the icy grasp of the grim reaper. Zuber was the only child and his death brings indescribable sorrow to the hearts of papa and momma, into whose lives the precious babe had brought joy and hope, and given them courage to fight life's battles.
8-16-1901 - LARRIVE - PETER - - - UNK - 8 11 1901 - WYLDS - Mr.Peter Larrive died last Sunday night, Aug.11,1901, at the residence of his brother in law, Mr.E.Duncan, near the Cut-off, and his remains were laid to rest in the Wylds cemetery. Mr.Larrive was an old resident of the St.Francis county bottoms, where for many years he operated a club house for entertainment of sportsmen from all parts of the country at his home on Blackfish lake. This brought him in touch with a large circle of friends, who will be pained to learn of his demise. His illness was supposed to have been of pulmonary nature, which for several months prevented the following of his usual out of doors activities. We wish him peace to his ashes.
8-16-1901 - PERKINS - KATE - - MRS. McDANIEL - 1859 - 8 10 1901 - KENTUCKY - MRS.KATE PERKINS DEAD-Mrs.Kate Perkins, aged 42, widow of the late Ben Perkins, of this city, and daughter of John L.McDaniel, of this county, died at an early hour Saturday morning, Aug.10,1901, and the remains were shipped to Elkton, Ky. to be buried beside those of her husband, who died about two years ago. She was a member of the Baptist church, and leaves a son and daughter, aged 17 and 19 respectively, who accompanied the remains.
8-16-1901 - PINCKSTON - CHARLEY - - - UNK - 8 1901 - CITY - The sad intelligence of the death of Charley Pinckston, near South McAlester reached here by telegraph yesterday noon. No particulars could be learned except that while engaged in blasting he was literally blown to pieces. Mr.Pinckston was well known here, having engineered the the steam shovel in the cut for some time. About six weeks ago he removed to the Indian territory in the same capacity. He leaves a wife and three little children in this city. Later, it is learned that he had about 20 pounds of dynamite under his arm on the way to the blasting party, when for some unknown reason it exploded with the above result. Mr.Marshal, the crane man, was completely paralyzed by the shock and is reported to be unable to speak or move. He is survived by a wife and three small children. Messrs.Wood and John Dougherty were in the city last Friday and Saturday, having accompanied the remains to the city, and were present at the funeral at the Forrest City cemetery.
8-23-1901 - DUNN - POINDEXTER - - MRS. FUSSELL - UNK - 8 20 1901 - ELMWOOD - DEATH OF MRS. POINDEXTER DUNN=Capt.James Fussell, of this city, received a cable on Monday, Aug.20,1901, announcing the death at Florence, Italy, of his sister, Mrs.Poindexter Dunn, wife of ex-congressman Dunn, and a lady whose friends in this city and community are legion. Mrs.Dunn was a lady of high attainment and charming personality, and her sole aim and purpose in life for several years had been perfection of the musical education of her sweet daughter Annie, who had displayed the talent since she was but a girl. The body will be brought home and interred in the Elmwood cemetery in Memphis.
8-23-1901 - MARSHAL - WILLIAM - - - UNK - 8 1901 - CITY - The sad intelligence of the death of Charley Pinckston, near South McAlester reached here by telegraph yesterday noon. No particulars could be learned except that while engaged in blasting he was literally blown to pieces. Mr.Pinckston was well known here, having engineered the the steam shovel in the cut for some time. About six weeks ago he removed to the Indian territory in the same capacity. He leaves a wife and three little children in this city. Later, it is learned that he had about 20 pounds of dynamite under his arm on the way to the blasting party, when for some unknown reason it exploded with the above result. Mr.Marshal, the crane man, was completely paralyzed by the shock and is reported to be unable to speak or move. it was later reported that Mr.Marshal also died, and his remains were interred in South McAlester, and also leaves a wife and three little children to mourn his loss.
8-23-1901 - SMITH - WILLIAM - B. - - 1855 - 8 22 1901 - HUGHES - News reached the city yesterday of the death of William "Wild Bill" Smith near Fort Smith.Bill was well known in this county. AGE 46.
8-23-1901 - HINTON - MANUEL - - - 1887 - 8 20 1901 - UNKNOWN - Manuel Hinton, the 14 year old son of Aunt Martha Hinton, died Tuesday morning, Aug.20,1901, after four month siege with consumption. The boy had been employed as a janitor at the office of Mr.R.J.Izard for the past two or three years. Manuel will be greatly missed and our sympathies go out to Aunt Martha.
8-30-1901 - SWAN - MATTIE - AUGUSTA - MRS. PARROTT - 3 3 1871 - 8 17 1901 - HUGHES - On Saturday morning, Aug.17,1901, as the sun was climbing with silvery fingers up the eastern sky, the pure spirit of Mrs.Mattie Augusta Swan went up its shining way to God who gave it. and on the same day, as the sun wrapped in a golden cloud, sand into the western sky, the body of this precious woman was lowered into its final resting place, and beneath the coverings of the grave was lost to sight. It was the old Parrott homestead, six miles northeast of Forrest City, on March 3,1871, that her infant eyes opened upon the world. She was the daughter of Judge J.M.Parrott, who, in his lifetime, was a well-known and well-esteemed citizen of St.Francis county. At the age of 13, she was converted to the Methodist church. Samuel B Swan was married in April 3, 1895, to Miss Mattie Parrott, who died August 17, 1901, to which union three children were born, two boys and a girl, Thomas, John, and Annie. Her husband and three children, along with a mother, and two sisters survive her. W.C,Davidson officiating- Brenda Huntley.
8-30-1901 - BIRD - ALBERT - - JR. - 1891 - 8 28 1901 - YOCONA - THOUGHT IT WASN'T LOADED=Ed Hodges, shoots and accidentally kills his cousin, Albert Bird. One of the most deplorable and distressing accidents, which has happened in our county in many a day, occurred on Wednesday morning about eight o'clock, Aug.28,1901, at the home of Mr.& Mrs.A.Bird, a well known and prosperous planter of Franks township, in the Yocona neighborhood, in which his eldest son, Albert Jr., aged ten years. was shot and killed by his cousin, Ed Hodges. Mr.Bird had come back from a ride on the farm, and Ed was holding the gun, while his son held the horse, he went into the house cautioning Ed not to prank with the gun, as he went in the house the gun went off. The remains were interred in the Yocona cemetery Wednesday evening.
8-30-1901 - PROCTOR - W. - L. - MRS. - UNK - 8 21 1901 - UNKNOWN - Dr.L.H.Merritt was called to Dumas, Ark. to attend to his sister in law, Mrs.W.L.Proctor last Tuesday morning whose dangerous illness was apprised by wire. Everything that medical skill could do was to no avail, and she passed away Thursday night, Aug.22,1901. She is survived by a husband, and two sons, Ural and Ira.
9-6-1901 - FINNERTY - JAMES - J. - - 7 13 1841 - 9 3 1901 - CITY - DEATH OF J.J.FINNERTY=James J.Finnerty was born July 13,1841 at Birmingham, England, and died Sept.3,1901, at his home in this city. Mr.Finnerty was descended from good old Irish parents and was full of patriotism and and valor for the country of his adoption. He was a man of strong convictions and embodied all the principles fo the highest type of American citizenship. He came to Forrest City about eighteen years ago and secured employment with Mrs.Hooker, who was then running the finest hotel in the city. From this he started selling peanuts and candy on the streets, and eventually opened an establishment with groceries and a lunch counter. He married Mrs.M.A.Evins on Aug.20.1899 and was 60 years of age at the time of his death. The funeral services were held at the residence on Wednesday, and the remains were interred in the Forrest City cemetery, the Rev.J.J.Cornish of the Episcopal church officiating. Miss Jennie Evins and her friend, Miss Wilcox of Memphis were with Mrs.Finnerty during the sad and trying ordeal.
9-6-1901 - HAYDEN - ELLA - - MRS. McMILLAN - UNK - 8 31 1901 - UNKNOWN - DROPPED DEAD=Mrs. Ella Hayden, formerly Miss Ella McMillan, daughter of old Aunt Sue McMillan, dropped dead Saturday, Aug.31,1901, while attending to her household duties. Ella had long suffered from heart trouble and her death was caused by that affliction. She was buried Sunday evening in the colored cemetery near the section house. Elder Suggs officiating.
9-13-1901 - TACKETT - THOMAS - R. - - 1840 - 7 15 1901 - SEARCY - The death of Thomas R.Tackett of Pine Tree, has cast gloom over the neighborhood and among his friends. He was the faithful mail carrier twixt Forrest City and Pine Tree. He leaves a wife and eight children. It seems he was in bad health, and with his wife and two stepsons made a trip cross country to the mountains, about 50 miles west of Searcy, and was taken ill there and the physician pronounced his condition as an abscess of the lungs. He died July 15,1901, and was buried there among his relatives. The wife and sons arrived home Saturday night. He was 61 years of age.
9-13-1901 - McKIE - WILLIAM - - DR. - UNK - 9 1901 - VANNDALE - J.D.McKie of Cotton Plant, formerly of this city, passed through here Monday en route to Vanndale to attend the funeral of his nephew, Dr.William McKie, who was buried Tuesday. The gentleman was accompanied from this place by Mrs.H.D.Hatcher and Van B.Izard Jr. It Will be remembered that Dr.William McKie was married to Miss Johnnie Simmons, sister of Mrs.Hatcher, who is widely known in this city. Dr.J.D.McKie was a guest at the home of Col. and Mrs.Van Buren Izard while in this city.
10-11-1901 - GREENWOOD - MARY - - MRS. - 1834 - 10 2 1901 - UNKNOWN - NECROLOGICAL=Died in this city, Tuesday, Oct.2,1901, Mary Greenwood, aged 67 years. Mary Greenwood was born in Franklin, Va. in 1834, and in 1854 she was sold and carried to Aberdeen, Miss., she was first married to George Ford Terrell, who was separated from her in 1859. In 1864 she was married to James Greenwood, and she joined the M.E.Church the same year when she professed religion, and joined the church in Aberdeen. where she remained until 1886, when she moved to Forrest City. She joined Kinett Chapel M.E. church in 1887, and has been a vital member since. She was a mother of ten children, but all save two have preceded her to the spirit land. She patiently bore the painful illness, and died in the full triumph of a Christian faith. Aunt Mary was one of the old timers who everybody loved because of her kind and gentle disposition. She had been in the employ of Mr.& Mrs.John M.Prewett for the past seven years, and will be sorely missed.
10-18-1901 - GOOCH - NETTIE - - MRS. - UNK - 10 17 1901 - CITY - NECROLOGICAL=Mrs.Nettie Gooch died Thursday morning, Oct.17,1901 at the age of 56? years, and was buried this morning in the Forrest City cemetery. The lady was well known and dearly beloved by a host of friends and relatives in this city and vicinity, and the news of her demise will be received with universal sorrow. She had been afflicted for many years with cancer and death came as a sweet relief from pain and indescribable bodily distress. She was a brave, conscientious, Christian woman, and bore her infirmities with fortitude and patience. Mrs.Gooch was the mother of Mrs.G.W.Bridgewater, at whose home she died with kind attention and love.
10-18-1901 - ABRAHAMSON - INFANT SON - - - 9 1901 - 10 12 1901 - GREENWOOD - The infant son of Mr.& Mrs.M.Abrahamson, the announcement of whose birth was about three weeks ago, died Saturday morning, Oct.12,1901, and was buried the next day at the Greenwood cemetery in Memphis, the bereaved father accompanying the remains. The loss was felt with great sorrow by the mother and other family members.
10-18-1901 - STRICKLAND - JOHN - W. - - UNK - 10 12 1901 - UNKNOWN - DEATH OF J.W.STRICKLAND=John W.Strickland, a colored barber who had been employed for the past two years with W.E.Doucan's shop on Washington street, and who was well known and well liked by all who knew him, died Saturday evening, Oct.12,1901, after a lingering and painful illness of nearly five weeks. He was honest in all his dealings, and was beloved by the youth of the community, where he managed the baseball team and was a counselor to them. He was about 55? years of age, and had been married on Mar.29, this year, in Dallas, Texas, and she survives him. He had joined the M.E.Church South about 1888 and had been a valuable member since that time.
10-18-1901 - NANCE - JACK - - - UNK - 10 1901 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Delmer Nance, widow of the late Jack Nance of Wynne, who was with the Iron Mountain as a brakeman, and died a short time ago in an accident, was in town shopping.
10-25-1901 - CHRISTOPHER - ORRIE - - MRS. BYARS - 2 1822 - 10 21 1901 - ROY - NECROLOGICAL=Mrs.Orrie Christopher, of Colt, died Monday morning, Oct.21,1901, at the age of 79 years, and was buried the following evening at the Roy cemetery. Mrs.Christopher was born in Feb.1822 and was a descendant of the Byars household, who were pioneers of this area and prominent before reconstruction days. Mrs.Christopher was a devout Christian woman, gentle and charitable, having been a member of the Baptist church for over three decades. She was the mother of Mr.John Christopher, a representative citizen of the northern part of the county, and a gentleman who is widely known and respected.
11-1-1901 - YOUNG - ALEX - - - UNK - 10 27 1901 - UNKNOWN - Alex Young, a well known local man, died Sunday morning, Oct.27,1901, and was buried the following day, Elders J.M.Suggs and J.C.Bell officiating. Young was the neighbor of our man of all work, John D.Brown, by whom he is sadly missed. He was also a deacon in the Baptist church of which he had been a member for 49 years. Young leaves a wife and eight children.
11-1-1901 - GREEN - RACHAEL - - MISS - UNK - 10 27 1901 - CITY - A sad event happened at the Hotel St.Francis last Saturday, Oct.27,1901. Mr.& Mrs.Thos.Green who reside in the bottoms, brought their little daughter Rachael to town for medical attention, but the little one was beyond help, and died from congestion. The remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery the same afternoon.
11-8-1901 - RUFF - WILLIAM - LIVINGSTON - - UNK - 10 30 1901 - HUGHES - OBITUARY=William Livingston Ruff? died at the family residence in Madison, on Wednesday, Oct.30.1901. after suffering for four years with the dreaded disease consumption, aged 46?years. The funeral was held Thursday with Rev.W.C.Davidson officiating. A large concourse of friends and relatives assembled at the Hughes cemetery to pay their tribute of last respect. William was born in Memphis on Aug.8,1855? when his mother died, and his father brought him to Madison to live with Mr.John Cole. He was a soldier in the civil war, not remaining there, he went to Helena to make a living, (hard to read). Mr.Rolf was married to Mrs.Daniel Harden and had eight children, five girls and three boys, all of whom survive him.
11-15-1901 - HAMLET - D. - P. - - UNK - 11 1901 - BONAIR - D.P.Hamlet, an erstwhile citizen of this county, moved recently to Wynne, died last week at Wynne and the remains were brought back to Bonair where they were interred Sunday, Nov.10,1901, accompanied by relatives and friends of the family. The interment took place under the auspices of the Masonic Fraternity.
11-29-1901 - ALLEN - MOSE - - - UNK - 11 28 1901 - UNKNOWN - Will Cottingham, alias Pottenham, amd Mose Allen, two negro croppers on the Hughes place, about eight miles east of Haynes, near Linden, became involved in a dispute over 70 cents yesterday, Nov.28,1901,and Cottingham shot Mose Allen through the heart with a 32 caliber pistol, killing him instantly. The perpetrator tried to escape into the swamps, but was captured by deputies and put in jail.
11-29-1901 - DANEHOWER - FRANK - - - UNK - 11 28 1901 - UNKNOWN - Frank Danehower, of near Haynes, died yesterday, Nov.28,1901, of hemorrhagic small pox, and was buried last night at midnight. The premises were thoroughly fumigated and and the citizens of Haynes have taken every precaution to prevent the spread of the disease by the liberal use of disinfectants and completely isolating the case. Danehower was attended by a trained nurse from Memphis, and every attention was shown him by a patient physician, but to no avail, his physical constitution was not equal to the ravages of the dreadful malady.
11-29-1901 - DAWSON - JACOB - M. - - 4 2 1829 - 11 25 1901 - MT.VERNON - DEATH OF JACOB M.DAWSON=Jacob M.Dawson, age 71, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this community, died suddenly of heart failure, Monday evening, Nov.25,1901, at his home, one and half miles northwest of the city. He was born at Mt.Pleasant, Tenn. April 2,1829; on Oct.11,1853, he was married to Miss Lucy Emma Eldridge, of Memphis, and soon afterwards removed to this vicinity, where he has since resided, rearing a family of five children, two of whom, Bettie and Willie, survive him. The demise of his wife having occurred several years since. He was a member of the Methodist church, and his remains were laid to rest in the Mt.Vernon cemetery, Tuesday afternoon, the Rev.W.C.Davidson of the Methodist church presiding. "Uncle Jake", as he was known to everybody, was one of the pioneer settlers of St.Francis county, and no citizen within its borders was held in higher esteem. His life was not marked by any notable acts, although in his quiet, unpretentious way he brought happiness to many hearts by kindly sympathy and deeds of charity. He was a most genial host in his home, and we will all miss his friendly greetings. Mr.Dawson passed into the vale of shadows with scant warning, but he met the grim messenger with the courage of a Christian, and his spirit left its earthly tenement for brighter realms of peace and joy.
12-6-1901 - GRANT - J. - H. - - UNK - 12 3 1901 - FAMILY PLOT - Mr.J.H.Grant, an old and highly respected citizen of Lee county, residing near Haynes, died of pneumonia Tuesday night, Dec.3, 1901, and was interred the following day in the family burying ground. Mr.Grant was one of the old landmarks and occupied an important position in the church and society and the community wherein he has dwelt so long and honorably is naturally bowed down with grief over the passing of this just and right man, who had always lived in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
12-20-1901 - MAY - J. - T. - DR. - UNK - 12 18 1901 - UNKNOWN - Dr.J.T.May, of Vanndale, one of the most prominent physicians of Cross county, died suddenly on Wednesday, Dec.18,1901, from a stroke of apoplexy. The doctor's daughter, Miss Annie who was attending college at Searcy was telephoned at once, but the news of her father's death was delayed until she arrived home.
12-20-1901 - LAMB - IDA - - MRS. - UNK - 12 10 1901 - UNKNOWN - Ida Lamb, of Sherrill, Ark., formerly of this place, died at Sherrill on the 10th of Dec.,1901, and was brought back here for burial. She leaves a husband and three small children, two sisters, and many friends to mourn her loss.
12-27-1901 - MUNNS - JOHN - - - UNK - 12 24 1901 - UNKNOWN - KILLING OF JOHN MUNNS=News of the shooting affray, in which Jack Pipkin and John Munns were involved, reached this city Tuesday evening, Dec.24,1901, and caused quite a furor of excitement for the time, inasmuch as the bearer of the tidings Feke Pipkin, had also received a slight flesh wound in the scrimmage. The purpose of Feke's hurried visit to the city was to swear out a warrant for the arrest of Munns, which he did immediately with Justice Gorman's court. Deputy Sheriffs Murphree and M.N.Gaines left post haste for Tuttleton, the scene of the trouble, heavily armed, because Munns had a reputation of being a desperate man, to serve the warrant. The officers took him prisoner, and had stopped at the residence of Mr.J.J.Barron, in the southern portion of the city, to see the latter gentleman in the matter of a bond, and he so agreed to the $500 dollar bond, whereupon Munns was released. Given his freedom, he proceeded to obtain a double barreled shotgun and went to Pipkin's place and placed it to his head. Pipkin was too quick for Munns, however, and he moved the gun aside, and in the ensuing struggle, was able to pull his pistol and fire at Munns, in the side of the head, killing him instantly. They were related, and when the Coroner, Mr.Alley investigated, found that the death occurred from a gunshot wound, over a family matter, and found the death justifiable homicide.
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4-19-1901 - COUCH - BABY - - - 4 12 1901 - UNK - FCTIMES - The advent of a bouncing baby girl at the home of Eld. and Mrs. A.N.Couch last Friday morning was the source of great joy in that good man's household.
5-3-1901 - MURPHREE - BABY - - - 5 1901 - UNK - FCTIMES - The advent of fine ten pound boy at the jail to Mr.& Mrs.Wm.Murphree has made Murphree as proud as a peacock.
12-6-1901 - BOND - BABY - - - 11 1901 - UNK - FCTIMES - Mr.& Mrs.G.A.Bond had a nine pound baby girl about two weeks ago, and really are enjoying her presence.
12-6-1901 - SANDERS - BABY - - - 12 2 1901 - UNK - FCTIMES - The advent of a fine bouncing boy at the home of Mr.& Mrs.Jim Sanders at their home Monday morning was welcomed. This is the fourth child, all the others were girls.
12-13-1901 - VOGEL - BABY - - - 12 8 1901 - UNK - FCTIMES - Charles Vogel, the painter, is painting the town red after the arrival of a sweet baby girl at his house on Sunday night.
12-13-1901 - BERRY - BABY - - - 12 1901 - UNK - FCTIMES - Mr.& Mrs.Bob Berry of Madison rejoice over the birth of a fine ten pound boy, who was born one day last week.
12-20-1901 - SMITH - BABY - - - 12 16 1901 - UNK - FCTIMES - Mr.& Mrs.Bruce Smith are rejoicing over the birth of a ten pound baby boy Monday night.
12-20-1901 - McDANIEL - BABY - - - 12 19 1901 - UNK - FCTIMES - Mr.& Mrs.Sid McDaniel are rejoicing over the birth of a ten pound baby boy Thursday night.
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1-11-1901 - ROBARDS - - - MR. - - - - Miss Hattie Johnson, of Wheatley, and Mr.Robards of Tutwiler, Miss. were married at the bride's home on Wednesday.
2-1-1901 - WICKERSHAM - O. - E. - - - - - A surprise wedding at the Belser took place between Mr.O.E.Wickersham, a traveling salesman from Kansas City, and Miss Eula McClanahan of Carruthersville, Mo., Rev.W.C.Davidson officiating.
2-8-1901 - EDWARDS - JONATHAN - C. - - - - - The event of leading import and interest took place in Judge Gorman's court this week when Mr.Jonathan C.Edwards, age 75 years, and Mrs.Mary Busby, aged 39 years, widow of the late J.H.Busby who was killed last July by Sandy Spencer. Old age seems not to be considered where affairs of the heart are considered.
2-15-1901 - HOLWELL - WHIT - - - - - - Whit Holwell, age 29, and Miss Virginia Holland, daughter of Mrs.A.D.Stokes of the Blackfish township, age 19, were married before Squire A.Ashworth.
3-22-1901 - WEBB - JAMES - - - - - - Squire Sanders was startled out of his sleep for a couple to be married last Saturday nigh, Mr.James Webb and Miss Georgia Goodman who live about ten miles south of the city.
3-22-1901 - KEYSACKER - THEODORE - - - - - - Mr.Theodore Keysacker and Miss Dovie Ann Spoles, of the eastern part of the county, were united in holy matrimony Tuesday morning, at the Shephard House by Squire Gorman.
3-29-1901 - DeROSSITT - F. - W. - - - - - Watts-DeRossitt-A quiet home wedding took place at the residence of Mr.George C. Prewett with Hon.F.W.DeRossitt, of Widener, and Miss Mattie Watts of Clarksville, Mo. Rev. Mr.Wallace of Widener Methodist church officiating. The groom is a prominent merchant and planter and a former member of the Arkansas legislature during the '97 term for St.Francis County. The bride was a visitor ot the home of Mr.George C. Prewett when she met Mr.DeRossitt, and is in her twentieth summer.
5-3-1901 - CAUDLE - W. - F. - - - - - Caudle-Reedy-A very happy affair occurred at the residence of the bride's parents in this city on Sunday, Apr.28, 1901 when Mr.W.F.Caudle, employee of Reedey, Prude & Co., and Miss Myrtle Reedey, daughter of Mr.& Mrs.J.J.Reedy, were married by Eld.A.N.Couch.
5-3-1901 - RUSH - JOHN - - DR. - - - - Rush-Peak-Dr.J.O.Rush announced he would go to Missouri to marry Miss Cora M.Peak on Apr.21,1901 at Lexington, Missouri. After a few days honeymooning in Kansas City, the visited his family in Holden, Missouri.
5-17-1901 - GRIFFIN - JESSE - - - - - - Griffin-Wallace-At the Belser Hotel, Mr.Jesse Griffin and Miss Mamie G.Wallace were married by Rev.T.J.Brickell of Brinkley on Wednesday evening, May 15,1901. The bride is daughter of Mr.& Mrs.T.J.Wallace of Round Pond, and the groom is from South McAlester, Indian Territory where they will make their home.
5-31-1901 - DONAHUE - M. - A. - - - - - Donahue-Bachman-Mr.M.A.Donahue of Marked Tree, son of Mr.& Mrs.L.P.Smith of Jonesboro, and Miss M.A.Bachman, of Madison, daughter of Mr.& Mrs.W.M., were married at the Eppes Hotel by Squire Gorman.
6-7-1901 - FIELDS - DeWITT - - - - - - Fields-Alley-The pretty nuptials of Miss Alma Alley, and Mr. DeWitt Fields, of Memphis,took place Wednesday, June 5,1901 at the Methodist church, by Rev.W.C.Davidson.
6-28-1901 - WILLIAMS - EUGENE - - - - - - Williams-Mosley-Eugene Williams left Monday for West Point, Miss. where he will marry Miss Sadie Mosley at the home of the bride's parents, Capt.& Mrs.T.M.Mosley.
7-5-1901 - SATTERWHITE - ROBERT - - - - - - Satterwhite-Williams-Mr.Robert Satterwhite, Memphis, and Miss Myrtle Williams were married at the parsonage of the First Methodist church, Dr.J.C.Morris officiating.
7-5-1901 - WARNER - WESLEY - - - - - - Warner-Winford-The marriage of Miss Susie Winford and Mr.Wesley Warner took place Jul.1,1901 at the home of the bride's father, Mr.A.J.Winford there miles west of Forrest City by Rev.W.C.Davidson of the Methodist church.
9-13-1901 - NORTON - S. - G. - - - - - NORTON-DAVIS=The wedding of S.G.Norton of Cleveland, Ohio and Miss Mabel Davis of this city took place Sep.11,1901, in the quaint parlor of the bride's parents, Rev.W.C.Davidson of the Methodist church officiating. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr.& Mrs.D.Davis. They will move to Oklahoma City, Indian Territory after the honeymoon.
9-13-1901 - RAUISTON - W. - H. - - - - - RAUISTON-ANDERSON=Mr.W.H.Rauiston and Miss Cora M.Anderson were married last week. He is the postmaster at Smithdale, and tax assessor at Cross County, she is from Kentucky.
9-13-1901 - JACKSON - MARCUS - - - - - - JACKSON-MILES-Mr.Marcus Jackson and Miss Maggie Miles were married at the home of Mr.& Mrs. Young last Friday two weeks ago. Madison Times.
9-13-1901 - SUGGS - RAYMOND - W. - DR. - - - - SUGGS-ARMSTEAD=The wedding of Dr.Raymond W.Suggs and Miss Virginia Armstead last Friday night, the 4th of Sept. by Rev.J.P.Robinson, the pastor. She is from Little Rock and he is a graduate of Meharry Medical College at Nashville, Tenn. He is a brother of Elder J.M.Suggs. Little Rock Gazette.
9-20-1901 - BURKE - NOEL - - - - - - BURKE-GOVAN-Mr.& Mrs.Francis Hawks Govan have issued invitations for the wedding of their daughter, Miss Bettie Hewitt, to Mr.Noel Burke on the 24th of Sep. at St.Andrews church in Marianna.
9-20-1901 - ALLEN - JAMES - - - - - - ALLEN-GILLILAND=Miss Annie Gilliland, sister of E.N.Gillialand, and Mr.James Allen were married at Wynne Wednesday night.
10-11-1901 - NEEL - MALCOLM - - DR. - - - - NEEL-PROCTOR=News reached the city Wednesday of the marriage of Dr.Malcolm Neel to Miss Minnie Proctor in the study of the First Presbyterian church in Nashville, Tenn.
10-18-1901 - McRAE - CHESTER - - - - - - McRAE-ROLLWAGE=Mr. and Mrs.Louis Rollwage, Sr., announced the marriage of two daughters. The first to Mr.Chester McRae, daughter is Miss Alice May on Oct.30 at the Church of the Good Shepherd. They will live in Midland, Texas. Mr.McRae is the son of W.E.McRae of Camden, and a nephew of congressman Thomas C.McRae.
10-18-1901 - ALDERSON - JOHN - WILLIAM - - - - - ALDERSON-ROLLWAGE=Mr. and Mrs.Louis. Rollwage, Sr., announced the marriage of two daughters. The second to Mr.John William Alderson and Miss Anne Katherine on Oct.30 at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Mr.Alderson is a merchant of Bristol, Va., and a son of Judge T.M.Alderson, of the same city.
10-25-1901 - BENSON - ROBERT - - - - - - BENSON-DYE=Mr.Robert Benson and Miss Lucille Dye were married Tuesday at the Baptist church by Rev.Couch. The bride was the sister of Mr.R.G.Dye of Little Rock who led her down the aisle. Ushers included Mr.James Izard, Mr.Van B.Izard, Jr., and Mr.Thomas Grilla. Maids of honor were Miss Mary Stewart of Little Rock. Best man was Mr.Ben Neblett. The repaired to the home of the bride's mother, Mrs.E.C.Dye for a reception afterwards. Mr.Benson has been here about four years, and hails from Byhalia, Miss.
11-1-1901 - DUFFEY - P. - O. - - - - - DUFFEY-EVANS=Mrs.James Evans announced the marriage of her daughter Miss Velma to Mr.P.O.Duffey, of South Mcalester, Indian Territory. He works for the Choctaw Route. Rev.Davidson of the Methodist church officiated at the home of the bride's mother. The best man was Mr. Percy Eldridge and Miss Tommie Davis was the maid of honor. Attendants were Mr.John T.Sanders and Miss Maggie Eldridge.
11-8-1901 - McGEE - WALTER - L. - - - - - McGEE-BACH=The news has just reached the city of the marriage of Mr.Walter L.McGee of St.Louis to Mrs.Lailia Rookh Bach nee Casteel which event occurred in Newport May 18,1901. She withheld the information as she is involved in settling an estate. Mrs.McGee is visiting her mother, Mrs.Alice Casteel for several days.
11-15-1901 - TOWNES - JAMES - S. - - - - - TOWNES-HORNE=The wedding of Mr.James S.Townes of Little Rock to Miss Mary Sue Horne, daughter of Mr.& Mrs.E.W.Horne, was performed at the bride's parents home by Rev.W.C.Davidson Monday evening.
11-22-1901 - McDANIEL - LEE - O. - - - - - McDANIEL-SCOTT=Next Wednesday Mr.L.O.McDaniel will wed Miss Callie Scott of Danceyville, Tenn. at the home of her sister, Mrs.Max Lemmer in Memphis. Lee and his bride will be home two miles south of Forrest City for Thanksgiving. Rev.Mr.Piner of the Central Methodist church performing the ceremonies.
11-29-1901 - MOODY - GEORGE - - - - - - MOODY-REYNOLDS=Two well known young colored people were married, Mr.George Moody and Miss Carrie Reynolds were married on Thanksgiving day by Rev.S.M.Suggs at the Baptist Church. Mr.Moody has been installed as landlord of the Consumers Hotel by his father, Louis Moody.
11-29-1901 - LOGAN - HENRY - - - - - - LOGAN-SPIKES="Uncle" Henry Logan and "Widder" Spikes were married at the Salem Baptist church Thanksgiving eve by Ed Avant. The bride is the cook for Mr.John Gatling, and the groom draws a fat pension from the government.
11-29-1901 - WILLIAMS - ISAAC - - - - - - WILLIAMS-GURLEY=A very pretty little wedding was held at the home of Mr.& Mrs.Ed Gurley at Madison Sunday night, when their daughter Miss Pearl was given in marriage to Mr.Isaac Williams, presiding Elder Morehead of the Methodist church.
11-29-1901 - BANKS - HORACE - - - - - - BANKS-MARTIN=A quiet wedding took place at the St.Francis hotel last night between two from Griggs township, Mr.Horace Banks and Miss Gipsey Martin, by Rev.W.C.Davidson of the Methodist church. Mr.Banks is the stepson of Mrs.Susie Tacket.
12-6-1901 - ROBINSON - LINN - B. - - - - - MARRIED AT DES ARC=Mr.Van Buren Izard, Jr., returned from Des Arc, where he attended the wedding as best man for Mr.Linn B.Robinson to Miss Eula Brown, both of this place, by Rev.R.M.Best of the Baptist church. Miss Lena Owen was the maid of honor. Prairie County Observer
12-6-1901 - TERRY - J. - B. - - - - - TERRY-MONTGOMERY= Announced for Dec.11,1901, at First Methodist Church in Searcy, Ark. between Mr.J.B.Terry and Mrs.M.R.Montgomery, Miss Maggie Terry, sister of the groom, attended the wedding.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - - - - - - - -
1-18-1901 - W.W.SHEPARD FAMILY RETURNS - - - - - - - The family of W.W.Shephard, of Dyersburg, Tenn. have relocated back to Forrest City permanently.
1-18-1901 - DR.N.P.BEAUCHAMP MOVES HERE - - - - - - - The family of Dr.N.P.BEAUCHAMP, of Riverside, has returned here and are remodeling the old F.J.Izard homestead.
1-25-1901 - MRS.LOU FONDREN CELEBRATES - - - - - - - Mrs.Lou Fondren celebrated her seventieth birthday Wednesday, Jan.23,1901. She is the oldest member of the Baptist Gleaners.
1-25-1901 - 100 ACRES OF DAWSON PLACE SOLD - - - - - - - George P.Taylor Co. sold 100 acres of the Parham land, known as the Dawson place to Mr.I.W.Mallory for $30 per acre.
1-25-1901 - MRS.E.L.SANDERS CELEBRATES - - - - - - - Mrs.E.L.Sembler, mother of Mrs.Jennie Harris, and a lady of quite an acquaintance here, celebrated her 81st birthday Wednesday, Jan.23,1901. She is the most aged inhabitant of Forrest City of which we know.
2-1-1901 - FAMILY OF HIRAM HOUSTON LEAVING - - - - - - - Mr.& Mrs.Hiram Houston of Widener, bid farewell Sunday, and left for Cross, Oklahoma where they bought a farm.
2-8-1901 - FIRST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED - - - - - - - Joe, the bright baby boy of Mr.& Mrs.J.E.Armstrong, celebrated his first birthday Wednesday, Feb.6,1901.
2-22-1901 - MRS.T.A.BRYANT DEPARTS - - - - - - - Mrs.T.A.Bryant, of the Forrest City Cotton Exchange, since its arrival, has accepted a position in Clarksville, Tenn. and left Monday.
2-22-1901 - FAMILY OF F.J.IZARD IN TOWN - - - - - - - Dr.John Izard of Springdale, and M.W.Izard of Booneville are in town to visit their father, Mr.F.J.Izard who is very ill.
2-22-1901 - L.H.BELSER PURCHASED OLD BAPTIST CHURCH PROPERTY - - - - - - - Mr.L.H.Belser purchased the old Baptist church on Izard street and plans to build a cottage there.
3-1-1901 - WIDENER TIMES - - - - - - - I believe every township except Griggs has a correspondent to the Times. But few citizens of our county, except those interested in lands, have the least conception of our township and its rapid improvements. But a few years ago in the eighties-no one could have a crop, unless he was a walking arsenal, for then it was a wilderness of cane, timber and wild beasts of the forest, with but few citizens, whose habitations were near the railroad and on the river, but the first pioneers, were the best, most honest men to grow up in the country. There were the Wideners, Mahaffeys, and Pinkstons, most all of whom have passed over the river with but few of their offspring are here now. Within the last ten years, thousands of acres that the noonday sun had never shown upon for the density of the timber and cane are today vast fields of cotton and corn fields, producing annually from one to one and a half bales of cotton or 40 to 80 bushels of corn per acre, and as to sweet and Irish potatoes, turnips, and pumpkins Griggs township is a world beater, little is thought of it. In fact from the river to Blackfish, and from the Military road to six miles south of Widener, is already in cultivation or is being cleared. At Widener we have three good stores run by three good business men, Col.Withers, Maj.DeRossitt, and Esq.John Hall, all of which are doing a big paying trade, both as to cash and credit. Maj.DeRossitt has one of the finest improved Munger gin plants in Eastern Arkansas, also has about 300 or 400 acres of good land in cultivation at his Lake View home on Fishing Lake. Mr.Graham of your city has a splendid farm of 250 or more acres, well improved, and run by Rev.Robert Walker. Capt.Wynne and Joe also have between two and three hundred acres under supervision of Prof.John Dean..Brandon and Baugh have five or six hundred acres in cultivation with a fine gin plant. Col.John Gatling also has several large and valuable farms. We also have these fine laborers: Pete Covington, Wash Burns, Henry Thomas, and John Stuart just to mention a few.
3-8-1901 - MR.L.R.GROBMYER AND BROTHERS VISIT HOT SPRINGS - - - - - - - Mr.L.R.Grobmyer and his two brothers, J.E. and H.C. Grobmyer, of Carrollton, Kentucky, left yesterday for Hot Springs for a couple of weeks.
3-8-1901 - DEPARTURE OF THE IRISH COLONY - - - - - - - That jolly colony of Irish lads and lasses who had been camped out on the Springs Road for the past four months-with the exception of four boys who went to Hot Springs for a couple of weeks-left Tuesday for their home, at Ripley, Tenn. The colony was made up of O'Dougherties-with the O's left off. Mr.Hugh Dougherty and his good wife, and their family of twenty children and grandchildren, with genial Mr.Gormand as the next best friend. Joe Snicklefitz Dougherty, better known as Happy Jack, was the old man's eldest son. They have been trading horses for four months. It is probable that the colony will return next fall.
3-29-1901 - COL.S.E.SWEET MOVING TO MEMPHIS - - - - - - - After April 2, Col.S.E.Sweet will be at home on Union Street, in Memphis. He has invited all Confederate soldiers to lunch on the 26th of May, if they were foot soldiers and followed Lee and Johnson.
4-5-1901 - A.V.LITTON MOVES HERE - - - - - - - The family of A.V.Litton of New Orleans arrived last week, and have rented the Stewart place on Izard, Mr.Litton will assist his father in law Mr.H.A.Irby in making brick in the kiln factory near the site of the Old Ladies Home on the Madison road.
4-12-1901 - FRENCH LEAVE AT THE COUNTY JAIL - - - - - - - Broke Jail-Last Saturday night, all the inmates of the County jail took French leave, having unlocked their cell doors using a pewter spoon handle. The escapees are:Steve Stone, John Kelley, Marshall Taylor and Tom Sisk.
4-19-1901 - CAPT.J.E.RICHARDS IN TOWN - - - - - - - Capt.J.E.Richards, of Haynes, was in town for the Ex-Confederate Veterans meeting.
4-19-1901 - MEETING OF N.B.FORREST CAMP CONFEDERATE VETS - - - - - - - At a meeting of The Camp last Saturday, Miss Courtney Andrews, step daughter Capt.Tom Folbre, who was a first lieutenant of Col.Johnson's famous 13th Arkansas Regiment, of was elected Sponsor. One old soldier on the speech by Col.Van Izard in nomination, was it was supererogation, as her presence itself negated the need for his speech. She took the hearts of all the Old Vets.
4-26-1901 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S REMAINS MOVED - - - - - - - Abraham Lincoln's remains have been moved to the Lincoln Monument in Springfield, Illinois.
5-3-1901 - CHAS.RUTLEDGE RETURNS FROM THE PHILIPPINES - - - - - - - Chas.Rutledge has returned from the PHILIPPINES bearing his gilt edged discharge from the U.S.Army where he was involved in many engagements.
5-10-1901 - NEW MEMBER OF N.B.FORREST CAMP - - - - - - - The following member paid dues of 10 cents:O.S.Ables of the County Militia of Franklin Co., Miss.;J.B.Hood of Adam's Regiment, Haynes Company, Senatobia, Miss.;and C.Y.Smith, of the 25th Arkansas Regiment Company G. Secy.J.R.Beasley.
5-17-1901 - JUDGE RICHARDS VISITS BROTHER - - - - - - - Judge Richards, brother of Capt.J.E.Richards, from Blenheim, S.C. is visiting and will attend the Confederate Vets Reunion in Memphis with the N.B.Forrest Camp.
5-31-1901 - VAN IZARD JR. VISITS - - - - - - - Van Izard, Jr. of Wynne was a pleasant visitor Sunday with home folks and friends.
5-31-1901 - LARGE CONTINGENT FROM HERE AT THE CONFEDERATE REUNION - - - - - - - Over 700 residents from St.Francis county were attendees at the Reunion of Confederate Vets at Memphis this week.
5-31-1901 - FIVE GRADUATE FROM THE INSTITUTE - - - - - - - Five graduates from the Crowley Ridge Institute ceremonies:Mr.Blanton Neel, Salutatorian;Miss Tolise Rollwage, Miss Estelia Doyle, Miss Matti Mai Davis, and Miss Louise Gatling, Valedictorian.
6-21-1901 - TELEPHONE EXCHANGE SOLD - - - - - - - Mr.Head has sold the Forrest City Telephone Exchange to Mr.William Partridge and Mr.J.B.Casteel, and Jack has been installed as manager.
7-5-1901 - VAN IZARD JR. RETURNS - - - - - - - Van B.Izard, Jr. now operates a grocery business on North Washington street.
7-5-1901 - BELSER HOTEL SOLD - - - - - - - Mr.I.W.Mallory purchases the Belser Hotel, Mrs.Pauline Goddard in charge. Renames it the Marion Hotel.
7-19-1901 - W.D.PASLAY AND V.B.IZARD JR. - - - - - - - W.D.Paslay and V.B.Izard Jr. attend the Rev. Freed of Tennessee, and Elder Andrews, of Palestine, debate in Palestine yesterday.
7-19-1901 - GEORGE KAISER - - - - - - - George Kaiser, a worthy German of Wheatley, has been appointed janitor of the court house, and being a lover of beauty, assures us that the flower beds on the grounds will be well cared for.
7-19-1901 - WOLVES IN JERICHO - - - - - - - Wolves up in Jericho are getting numerous and vicious. Last Tuesday morning, Joe Lewis while going through the woods was attacked by a wolf and barely escaped being bitten. There is a fine chance for sport for owners of hounds.
7-26-1901 - SCHOOL ENUMERATION BY ELDER A.N.COUCH JULY 21 - - - - - - - Total White Students-452, colored-327, grand total of 799. Extrapolates to a population of about 3,000 in Forrest City.
8-2-1901 - NEWMAN LAUGHINGHOUSE PURCHASES PARHAM FARM - - - - - - - Mr.Newman Laughinghouse purchased the old Parham farm from Ike Mallory where he plans to build a nice home in the grove of beeches.
8-9-1901 - OKLAHOMA LAND WINNERS - - - - - - - A drawing for land in Oklahoma was held, and one of ours won, Mr.T.B.Caldwell of Caldwell and T.F.Roberts of Forrest City.
8-9-1901 - ATTEMPTED SUICIDE - - - - - - - Mr.Percy H.Barker, despondent over the bad crops forecast, and the dissolution of Trapp, Barker & Co. recently, tried to commit suicide by drinking too much laudnum, and when his wife found him, she called Dr.White who was able to save his life. He departed for Louisiana Thursday morning.
8-30-1901 - CROWLEY RIDGE INSTITUTE OPENS SEPT.17,1901 - - - - - - - TEACHERS:Principal=C.L.MATHIS/E.L.SPENCER, ASSISTANT/MISS IRENE FREEMAN/MISS MAMIE SPENCER/MISS LADY INGRAM/MISS PEARL CRIPPEN/MISS ELISE STEWART, MUSIC. ENROLLMENT AT ABOUT 250 STUDENTS IN OCTOBER.
9-6-1901 - QUACHITA COLLEGE SIGNS STUDENTS - - - - - - - Prof.J.W.Conger, Pres. of Quachita signed these locals:Miss Blanche Pope, Miss Nora Belle McCrary, Miss Nonie Cox, Miss Bulah Williams, Messrs.George Taylor, Walker Seaborn, and Tom Dorris.
9-13-1901 - UNCLE GEORGE IZARD INJURED - - - - - - - Uncle George Izard was injured while attempting to climb from a wagon loaded with seed cotton, at the corner of Washington and Hill streets last Friday, and fell and suffered bruising.
9-20-1901 - PRESIDENT McKINLEY DEAD - - - - - - - Services were held for President William McKinley on Sept.17,1901 at his burial in Canton, Ohio.
9-20-1901 - GET YOUR PENSION MONEY FROM COUNTY CLERK T.C.MERWIN - - - - - - - PENSIONERS:Mrs.Fannie Forbes, J.A.Grimes, Larkin S. Lee, Catherine Nelms, Martha Johnson, J.P.England, J.F.Moore, Sarah J.Reed, Mrs.H.C.Britton, J.K.P.Clark, A.J.Sulcer, Lula Sherman, R.W.Peevey, W.Chipman, F.M.Taylor, A.J.Cooper, C.H.Murphy, J.E.Richards, A.S.Weatherford, H.S.Richardson, A.F.Rankin, Mrs.Rosa Oury, Caroline Simmons, J.G.Wilson, Mrs.L.F.Hornby, M.E.Howard, G.H.Johnson, J.B.Lemmons, J.T.Crippen,Jno.J.Ables, James A.Terry, J.M.Taylor, Jno.W.Holloway, and A.B.Carter.
10-4-1901 - MR.& MRS.A.MEYER CELEBRATE - - - - - - - SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY-OCT.1,1901-
10-4-1901 - HOTEL ST.FRANCIS BORN - - - - - - - The Owen House had been opened under the name Hotel St.Francis under Mrs.Susie Tacket.
10-11-1901 - MEETING OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS - - - - - - - The tenth annual convention of Arkansas Division, United Confederate Veterans met at Little Rock on the 8th. Maj.Gen.Y.Y.Cook presided, and Gen.B.W.Green and Maj.Gen.J.E.Wood acted as secretaries. The roll call showed 73 delegates in attendance representing 25 camps. The state of Arkansas seceded May 6,1861, and furnished the Confederacy sixty-five infantry regiments and fourteen infantry battalions, eleven cavalry regiments and eighteen cavalry battalions. one regiment and two battalions of sharp shooters, two regiments of mounted rifles, five regiments of state militia, and one battalion of artillery. Of these commands, 104 officers were killed in battle, 2,061 enlisted men, 2,165 enlisted died from wounds and twenty seven officers. seventy four officers died of disease, and 3,708 enlisted men. The state had eighteen brigadier generals in the Confederate army, of which four were promoted to Major General. One hundred and twenty six engagements, some of which were hotly contested took place on Arkansas soil.
10-11-1901 - MRS.LOU FONDREN RETURNS FROM TEXAS - - - - - - - Mrs.Lou Fondren returned from a three months visit to her sisters in Texas, Mrs.Mollie Caruthers in Sulphur Springs, and Mrs.Lucy Higginbotham in Dublin.
10-11-1901 - MR.NAT FUTRELL - - - - - - - A handsome young man from Memphis, Nat Futrell is now a clerk at Dunavant's pharmacy as well as leader in charge of the Forrest City Band, who plan a concert in the next thirty days.
10-18-1901 - DR.R.C.PREWITT, SR. VISITS - - - - - - - Dr.R.C.Prewitt, Sr., of Osceola was in town visiting his one, Dr.R.C.Prewitt, Jr. Monday and Tuesday.
10-18-1901 - MR.J.W.HUNTINGTON IN TOWN - - - - - - - Mr.J.W.Huntington, who is probably the most prosperous fisherman in St.Francis county, was in town the first of the week, he furnishes catfish and buffalo to the Memphis and St.Louis dealers, he recently caught 910 pounds of catifsh and 800 pounds of buffalo in one day, a record. The fish were caught from Old River near the Cut off.
11-15-1901 - PEARL SALOON SOLD - - - - - - - A change in ownership of the Pearl Saloon was made between Mr.J.W.Mallory to T.C.Folbre & Co. effective Jan.1,1902, at a bargain of $5,500 which includes Mr.Mallory's house and lot, saloon fixtures and all stock on hand.
11-15-1901 - PARIS GORMAN ADMITTED TO BAR - - - - - - - Mr.Paris Gorman was admitted to the bar by Judge Taylor's court in Vanndale last Tuesday week. He is the son of Squire W.Gorman of this city. It is rumored that he will hang out his shingle in Helena.
11-22-1901 - EUGENE WILSON OF FAYETTEVILLE - - - - - - - Mr.Eugene Wilson of Fayetteville was in town visiting his father Governor S.C.Wilson, Gene is now a prosperous merchant of groceries in Fayetteville.
11-22-1901 - STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS C.C.V.DIVISION OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS - - - - - - - Among the staff officers announced by Commander Hatch, include these two from Forrest City:T.C.Merwin is now Assistant Adjutant General with rank of Lieutenant Colonel; and Ed Landvoight as Assistant Chief of Ordinance, with rank of Major. Col.Merwin and Major Landvoight hereafter, if you please.
11-22-1901 - JUDGE J.S.R.COWAN IN TOWN - - - - - - - Judge J.S.R.Cowan, the popular grocery drummer and ex-county judge, was at Democrat Wednesday in the interest of his house. The Judge is a popular and jovial gentleman, whom it is always a pleasure to meet. He has been in "the hoss" trading business since he last made our town, and is now in possessiion of a thoroughbred horse. It is not a Kentucky animal, however, but a Gipsy animal, with a pedigree as long as the moral law. If you don't believe it, just ask the Judge!
11-22-1901 - PILGRIMAGE TO MUD LAKE - - - - - - - The annual pilgrimage to Mud Lake presided over by Capt.Geo.B.Mallory was undertaken with the following guests:J.S. and A. Youmans of Ohio;Dr.E.L.Willis of Newport;Capt.J.E.Richards, John and Wes Richards, Joe Rogers, Dr.E.A.Long, J.H.Tipton,M.N.Grimes, Ed Landvoight, S.P.McDaniel, H.M.Aven, John Pickens, Dan Wylds, Jack Pipkins, Fred Prewett, and P.Garner of St.Francis county. Some went bear hunting, while the others duck hunting. The bear hunters however could only find a couple of wild cats for their time, even though they went out every day. The duck and turkey hunters were simply successful, with over 300 ducks, and quite a number of wild turkeys-Mr.J.S.Youmans killing the most turkeys, and Mr.S.P.McDaniel the most ducks, but it is whispered that he shot at least six that another hunter had strung up a tree!
11-29-1901 - JIM NELSON WINS BUGGY AND HORSE - - - - - - - Jim Nelson, the porter at the Bank of Eastern Arkansas won the horse and rubber tired buggy of Dr.Long that was auctioned in a raffle last Saturday, his ticket, no.2 won, and he sold the outfit for $90 to J.P.Blanton.
12-6-1901 - MILITARY COMPANY FORMED - - - - - - - A military company was formed here Tuesday night with W.D.Paslay, captain; Ted Norton, first lieutenant;Harry Knight, second lieutenant. This company is composed of representative young men and should become a proud addition to the State Guard.
12-6-1901 - LEO AND ALBERT GROBMYER HOME FOR HOLIDAYS - - - - - - - Leo and Albert Grobmyer, the two bright and promising sons of Mr.& Mrs.Louis R. Grobmyer, who are now attending Christian Brothers college in Memphis, were home for the holidays, returning to Memphis Sunday evening.
12-6-1901 - WIDENER TIMES - - - - - - - Merchants can well afford to supply the following local share crop farmers with supplies:Pete Covington, Wash Burns, Bob Walker, Wm.Jefferson, Tom House, Polk Sims, and Noah Allen.
12-13-1901 - MISS ANNIE DUNN - - - - - - - Miss Annie Dunn, the young accomplished violinist, arrived in the city yesterday, and is visiting with her uncle, Capt.& Mrs.James Fussell.
12-13-1901 - MRS.C.A.AHLSTEDT VISIT LITTLE ROCK - - - - - - - Mrs.C.A.Ahlstedt with daughter Mary went to Little Rock to be at the bedside of Mrs.J.C.Casey, nee Ella Smith, who is very low with pneumonia.
12-13-1901 - J.H.ABEL VISITS OUR OFFICE - - - - - - - Mr.J.H.Abel, blacksmith from Palestine, was in town and visited our office.
12-13-1901 - BEN WEBB AND FAMILY MOVE TO TIMBER CREEK, OKLA. - - - - - - - Ben Webb, his family, and brother Lee, of New Castle, left for Timber Creek, Okla. to pursue a new home.
12-13-1901 - MRS.FRANK SMITH OF MARION VISITS - - - - - - - Mrs.Frank Smith of Marion, is visiting her mother, Mrs.S.F.Sutton. The Hon. and Mrs.Smith will be here for the holidays.
12-13-1901 - SCOTT BOND HAS INVENTION - - - - - - - Scott Bond, of Madison, has developed a patented device to stop the Runaway Horse:it is called the "Perfect Harness Hooker"
12-20-1901 - PETER MIER MARKS SIXTEENTH ANNIVERSARY - - - - - - - Peter Mier, expert machinist, has been in the employ of Capt.W.H.McDaniel for fourteen years, S.B.Trapp for one year, and on Jan.1,1902 will begin his 16th year of employment for the same people.
12-27-1901 - DR.N.P.BEAUCHAMP - - - - - - - Dr.N.P.Beauchamp has announced his candidacy for assessor of St.Francis county. He has practiced medicine here since 1876, and has served two terms as coroner and has always been a servant of democracy.
12-27-1901 - M.P.REMLEY CUTS MANS THROAT - - - - - - - M.P.Remley, erstwhile superintendent for the Graham farm, cut a railroad man's throat in a construction camp near L'anguile river Wednesday night. The wounded man was still living at last accounts. It appears that Gabe Potts, manager at the camp, was the victim in the foregoing tragedy, It seems that he asked Remley to look out for the night watchman, and while he was away, made an advance on Remley's wife. When Remley questioned Potts about the proposal, he began hitting Remley in the face and head, whereupon Remley cut Pott's wind pipe.
PHONE NUMBERS:
1 - W.T.SANDERS-THE GROCERY MAN-TELEPHONE NO.1-BREAKFAST CEREALS - - - - 1902 1903 - - -
6 - MEMPHIS STEAM LAUNDRY-EDWARD ROLESON, JR. PROP. - - - - 1902 - - -
16 - R.H.WINFIELD & CO.-OPERA HOUSE BLOCK-DRY GOODS - - - - 1908 1911 - - -
17 - FONDREN AND SMITH, GROCERS-CORNER OF WASHINGTON AND JACKSON STREET-FREE DELIVERY - - - - 1901 1903 - - -
18 - KLONDIKE BAKERY-JAMES TONEY PROP. - - - - 1911 - - -
18 - FORREST CITY STEAM LAUNDRY-MRS.J.B.MOODY, PROP.-ROLLWAGE BUILDING, SOUTH SODE - - - - 1903 - - -
19 - J.S.SHIELDS & CO.-PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS - - - - 1908 - - -
24 - ROLLWAGE & ALDERSON- - - - - 1903 - - -
26 - A.J.VACCARO & CO.-PROPRIETORS OF THE EMPORIUM-LADIES MILLINERY - - - - 1909 - - -
28 - FURNISHED ROOMS FOR RENT-CALL 28 - - - - 1911 - - -
29 - G.N.LAUGHINGHOUSE & CO.-G.N.LAUGHINGHOUSE AND T.E.HASKINS-DEALERS IN FRESH FISH, BEEF, PORK, MUTTON, VEGETABLES IN SEASON-FREE DELIVERY - - - - 1903 - - -
29 - MALLORY & FOGG-THE PALACE SALOON-COR.WASHINGTON & JACKSON STREETS IN THE WINTHROP BLDG..-FINE WINES, LIQUORS, & CIGARS-KEG & BOTTLED BEERS - - - - 1908 - - -
31 - THE CITY DRUG STORE-O.N.WARREN, PROP. - - - - 1909 - - -
31 - HATCHER & CALDWELL, CITY DRUG STORE - - - - 1911 - - -
34 - H.R.NEBLETT-GROCERY AND DRY GOODS - - - - 1910 1909 1911 - 1912 - -
34 - W.T.SANDERS-DEALER IN DRY GOODS-114 FRONT ST.-FREE DELIVERY - - - - 1908 - - -
38 - EWART-MARSHALL LUMBER CO. - - - - 1910 1911 - - -
40 - HOTEL MARION, FORMERLY THE BELSER, MRS.PAULINE GODDARD, PROP.-THE ONLY $2 HOUSE IN THE CITY - - - - 1901 - - -
41 - FUSSELL-GRAHAM-ALDERSON COMPANY-SUCCESSORS TO FUSSELL-GRAHAM & CO., AND L.ROLLWAGE & ALDERSON-TELEPHONE 41 - - - - 1902 - - -
42 - LANDVOIGHT & VADAKIN-BOOK, MUSIC STORE AND PRINTING OFFICE - - - - 1908 1911 - - -
44 - THE FORREST CITY BOTTLING WORKS- - - - - 1911 - - -
48 - F.W.DeROSSITT-WILL PAY CASH FOR MULE AND HORSE COLTS - - - - 1909 - - -
49 - FORREST CITY REAL ESTATE CO.-J.L.NEWSOME, PRES./W.H.BROWN,SCT./WM.W.CAMPBELL, TREAS. - - - - 1910 - - -
49 - NEWSOME, ELDRIDGE & CO. - - - - 1910 - - -
52 - NEWSOME & FERRELL-REALTORS - - - - 1911 - - -
61 - THE PEARL SALOON-I.W.MALLORY PROP.-TELEPHONE 61 - - - - 1901 - - -
61 - N.B.NELSON & CO.-JUG TRADE A SPECIALTY-FORMERLY THE PEARL SALOON - - - - 1902 1903 - - -
58 - PETTUS & BUFORD-GENERAL MERCHANDISE AND PLANTATION SUPPLIES - - - - 1910 1911 1912 - - -
59 - ROBERT L.PETTUS-CLOTHING AND DRY GOODS-INVITES YOUR TRADE-TELEPHONE NO.59-McCRARY BUILDING - - - - 1902 - - -
71 - J.T.DEMENT-DEALER IN HIGH-CLASS GROCERIES-PHONE 71-SUCCESSOR TO V.B.IZARD & CO. - - - - 1902 - - -
71 - NEW MEAT MARKET-B.FUSSELL, PROP.-BEEF, PORK, MUTTON, LAMB, VEAL & POULTRY-ALSO HANDLE FRESH EGGS, BUTTER & VEGETABLES - - - - 1908 1909 - - -
73 - E.N.GILLILAND-TUBULAR WELLS, PLUMBING, STEAM FITTING-NORTH WASHINGTON STREET BY THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - - - - 1908 - - -
75 - GROBMYER LUMBER - - - - 1910 1911 - - -
75 - GROBMYER LUMBER & FEED CO.-DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF LUMBER, SASH, DOORS, SHINGLES, ETC.-PROMPT DELIVERY - - - - 1908 1912 - - -
77 - BRANDON & BAUGH-NORTH FRONT STREET-LONG DISTANCE PHONE 77 - - - - 1901 - - -
79 - PURITY DAIRY-S.B.TRAPP-PROP. - - - - 1912 - - -
81 - NEELY & NEBLETT-DRY GOODS & GROCERIES - - - - 1908 - - -
82 - KLONDIKE BAKERY-FRED KLEIBER, PROP.-TELEPHONE 82-FRESH BREAD EVERY MORNING - - - - - - -
84 - FORREST CITY ICE & POWER CO.-AGENTS FOR CUDAHY PACKING CO.'S PRODUCTS - - - - 1901 1902 1903 - - -
86 - THE COMBINATION SHOP-S.L.BERRY, MGR.-SHOE, SADDLE & HARNESS - - - - 1908 - - -
86 - NEW RACKET STORE-M.RUTSKY & CO., PROP.-FREE DELIVERY - - - - 1909 - - -
88 - C.H.HAVENS, UNDERTAKER AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR-ALL KINDS OF COFFINS AND CASKETS, BURIAL ROBES KEPT IN STOCK-TELEPHONE 88, TWO RINGS-1901 - - - - 1901 - - -
91 - ENTERPRISE MEAT MARKET=SCHUH & CO. - - - - 1910 - - -
91 - THE PALACE MARKET AND GROCERY-TOM O'BRIEN AND WILLIE HAVENS, PROP.-ROSSER STREET OPPOSITE THE RED GIN - - - - 1911 - - -
91 - T.O'BRIEN-DEALER IN FRESH BEEF, PORK, VEAL, MUTTON, POULTRY & PRODUCE-PROMPT DELIVERY - - - - 1908 - - -
97 - JNO.W.NAYLOR-TEAMS WANTED TO TRANSFER LUMBER FROM ST.FRANCIS RIVER TO CROW CREEK - - - - 1908 - - -
101 - W.D.PASLAY & CO. ON JACKSON STREET, NEAR STONE'S LIVERY STABLE. TELEPHONE 101, FREE DELIVERY - - - - 1901 - - -
108 - HAVENS BROS.-J.K.HAVENS & CHAS.HAVENS-DEALERS IN STAPLES AND FINE GROCERIES, ETC.-LUNCHES TO ORDER-TELEPHONE NO.108-FREE DELIVERY-RUSH J.ASH'S STAND-WEST JACKSON STREET - - - - 1902 - - -
108 - RESTAURANT-SHORT ORDERS ONLY-RUSH J.ASH=STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES-ROLLWAGE NEW BUILDING,W.JACKSON ST.-TELEPHONE 108-FREE DELIVERY - - - - 1903 - - -
112 - TURLEY BROS. & GILLIAM- IN THE HANCOCK BUILDING ON N.WASHINGTON STREET - - - - 1910 - - -
112 - E.TURLEY & CO.-BYHALIA CASH STORE-HANCOCK BUILDING - - - - 1902 - - -
124 - W.B.MANN, JR.- LAUNDRY - - - - 1902 - - -
126 - IZARD & WILLIAMS, FORREST CITY, ARK., REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE-OFFICE OVER J.W.BECK & CO. - - - - 1901 - - -
126 - W.E.WILLIAMS & SON-REAL ESTATE & GENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS - - - - 1902 - - -
126 - STEVENS BROSL, UNDERTAKERS & EMBALMERS-SOUTHEAST CORNER SOUTH WASHINGTON AND FRONT STREETS-PHONE 126 DAY AND NIGHT - - - - 1903 - - -
103 - J.W.WILLIAMS-DRESS GOODS, TRIMMINGS, NOTIONS, ETC. - - - - 1903 - - -
131 - A.L.GRADY-DEALER IN DRY GOODS-NEW STORE-TELEPHONE 131-FREE DELIVERY - - - - 1902 - - -
134 - ATKINS & HORNE, DEALERS IN HARDWARE, STOVES, & TINWARE-J.H.ATKINS - - - - 1901 1902 - - -
134 - J.H.ATKINS-NEXT TO POST OFFICE-HARDWARE, TINWARE, AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, BUILDER'S HARDWARE, LUMBERMAN OUTFITS, CUTLERY, HARNESS,ETC.-TELEPHONE NO.134 - - - - 1902 - - -
134 - L.R.GROBMYER'S CITY MEAT MARKET - - - - 1911 - - -
137 - PETTUS & FOGG-GENERAL MERCHANDISE=ROBERT L.PETTUS AND E.K.FOGG, PROP. - - - - 1909 - - -
147 - R.C.PREWITT,PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-OVER DUNAVANT'S DRUGSTORE - - - - 1902 1901 - - -
147 - CITY WATER & LIGHT COMPANY - - - - 1911 - - -
147 - CITY WATER & LIGHT COMPANY - - - - 1912 - - -
170 - FORREST CITY ICE & COAL CO.-BOTTLING WORKS AND STEAM LAUNDRY-GEO.P.TAYLOR, PROP. - - - - 1910 1911 1912 - - -
174 - BECKER & LEWIS COAL - - - - 1910 - - -
174 - BECKER & LEWIS FURNITURE - - - - 1909 - - -
184 - W.E.KIRBY & CO. - - - - 1910 1909 1911 - - -
188 - ROBT.BRITTAIN STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES - - - - 1910 - - -
189 - BUS SERVICE FROM IRON MOUNTAIN RAILROAD TO HOTEL FISHER - - - - 1911 - - -
191 - FORREST CITY CLEANING AND PRESSING CLUB-L.S.C.WILLIAMS, PROP.CHOP NEAR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - - - - 1902 - - -
191 - THE PEARL CAF-R.J.ASH BROTHERS, PROPS.-FRESH FANCY GROCERIES, FRUITS, NUTS & CONFECTIONS. CIGARS & TOBACCO - - - - 1908 1909 - - -
199 - J.T.SANDERS, PH.G.-ENTERPRISE DRUG STORE-HOADLEY'S ICE CREAM-PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST-PROMPT DELIVERY - - - - 1908 1902 - - -
204 - W.F.KLOTZ-THE HARDWARE MAN-WEST JACKSON STREET-JOHN DEERE PLOW CO.'S IMPLEMENTS - - - - 1912 1911 - - -
209 - SELLERS & SCOTT GROCERY - - - - 1910 - - -
211 - PLANTERS GIN-TALK TO ARTHUR BOYLE ABOUT YOUR COAL SUPPLY FOR WINTER. - - - - 1908 - - -
212 - OUR BAKERY - - - - 1911 - - -
225 - J.I.HAWK-REALTOR - - - - 1908 - - -
228 - W.L.LAWRENCE-PROPRIETOR CITY GROCERY-PROMPT DELIVERY - - - - 1909 - - -
239 - JIM THOMPSON HAULING - - - - 1910 - - -
248 - CITY GROCERY-W.L.LAWRENCE PROP. - - - - 1910 - - -
248 - L.F.ROLLWAGE & CO.-HIGH CLASS GROCERIES, FRUITS, PRODUCE-QUICK DELIVERY - - - - 1908 - - -
248 - LAWRENCE'S CITY GROCERY-FRESH HOLSUM BREAD - - - - 1911 - - -
248 - NEW MEAT MARKET-B.FUSSELL, PROP.-BEEF, PORK, MUTTON, LAMB, VEAL & POULTRY-ALSO HANDLE FRESH EGGS, BUTTER & VEGETABLES - - - - 1908 - - -
252 - W.J.STOLZER-PROPRIETOR-CONCRETE-PLANT ON MADISON ROAD - - - - 1909 - - -
254 - FORREST CITY FURNITURE COMPANY-214 NORTH FRONT STREET - - - - 1908 1911 - - -
269 - B.B.BOGGS-THE NEW PLUMBER-RESIDENCE PHONE - - - - 1909 - - -
293 - C.C.WEIER-BRICKLAYER AND BUILDER - - - - 1910 - - -
299 - R.E.SELLERS-GROCERIES-PETTUS BUILDING - - - - 1909 - - -
299 - SELLERS & SCOTT GROCERY - - - - 1911 1910 - - -
300 - FORREST CITY STEAM LAUNDRY-E.H.OVERFIELD,MANAGER - - - - 1910 - - -
311 - WOOD FOR SALE-J.L.NEWSOM-FIRST CLASS WOOD YARD - - - - 1911 - - -
312 - A.D.BOYLE JEWELER-IMPERIAL BUILDING - - - - 1912 - - -
341 - JOE E.BECK-BLACKSMITHING-SHOP ON JACKSON STREET NEAR IRON MOUNTAIN RAILROAD 1911