Alfred Majendie LUND of the civil engineering firm of Lund & Hill of Little Rock, comes to this state from Tenn. He was born in the city of Louisville, July 8, 1879. He is of English ancestry, his parents being Harry M. & Sarah Ann (STEPHENSON) LUND, both of whom were natives of England, the former born in Bradford, in 1846, while the latter was born in Cumberland , in 1847. Their youthful days were spent on the "Merrie Isle" & in 1869 they were married. They became the parents of 3 sons & 2 daughters, of whom one son died in infancy & one daughter died after reaching adult years. Mr. & Mrs. LUND became residents of Decatur, now Albany, Alabama. He devoted his life to RR work & gave his political allegiance to the democratic party. His death occurred in 1904. The mother is still living.

Alfred M. LUND acquired his early education in the public schools of Bowling Green, Kentucky, his family removing from Louisville to that city during his infancy. He afterward became a student in Webb Brothers Preparatory School at Bellbuckle, Tenn., and in 1902 was graduated from the Vanderbilt University with the degree of Bach. of Engineering. Soon afterward he came to Little Rock, Ark., where he has since followed his profession & is now widely known as a civil & consulting engineer. He displays marked ability in the line of his chosen profession & has been identified with many of the most important engineering projects executed in this section of the country. He belongs to the Amer. Soc. of Civil Engineers & also to the Amer. Assc. of Engineers.

Mr. LUND was married Nov. 15, 1911, to Arline HOUSE, a native of Searcy, Ark., & a daughter of Joseph W. HOUSE. She is a graduate of Goucher College at Baltimore, Md.

During the World war Mr. Lund was at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., & in April, 1918, was assigned to Camp Humphreys, Va., near Alexandria, with the rank of major. He was on detached service & in July, 1918, he was transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga. as camp engineer. He continued with the army until Jan., 1919. His political endorsement has always been given to the democratic party, but the honors & emoluments of office have had no attraction for him. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church, in which he is now serving as deacon. He is also a Master Mason & belongs to the Delta Kappa Epsilon. In club circles, too, he is well known, being a popular & representative member of the Engineer's Club, the Spring Lake Club, the Country Club & the Kiwanis Club. He has many friends & is never too busy to be cordial, nor is he ever too cordial to be busy. The activities & interests of his life are well balanced & his genuine charactor worth has gained him high regard. (From "A Centennial History of Arkansas", edited by Dallas T. Herndon, the Director of the Dept. of Archives & History, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock, 1922.)


Throughly trained in the science of medicine and dislaying marked capability in the application of his scintific knowledge to the needs of suffering humanity, Dr. John William FAUST has became reconized as one of able physician and surgeons of Searcy and this part of the state. Widely known, his life history is of interest to many of our readers. He was born July 1, 1874, in the home of his parents at the corner of 3rd & Chester streets, Little Rock, and comes of German ancestry. His grandfather was a native of Germany and on crossing the Atlantic with his 2 brothers settled in Almance Co., NC, where he became a farmer & slaveowner, spending his remaining days in that state. His son, John W. FAUST, born in NC, in 1829, wass graduated in Amherst Univ. & after coming to Ark. he read law under the direction of General Albert Pike. He entered upon the active practice of the profession in Little Rock several years prior to the Civil War & with the outbreak of hostilities between the north & the south he enlisted in Little Rock, becoming a captain in the Confederate Army, with which he served throughout the period of hostilities. He then resumed the private practice of law in the capital city, becoming a law partner of W. C. RATCLIFF, with whom he was associated at the time of his demise. He was also interested in farming & owned a plantation on the river below Little Rock. He brought the first registered Jersey bull into Ark. & he won many prizes at the fairs on his blooded stock. He was likewise eminent as an horticulturist and was one of the first to engage in fruit growing & the first to produce strawberries in this state. He occupied a position of leadership in horticultural circles & became the first president of the Ark. Horticultural Assc. Another important feature of his business was the breeding of fine hogs & in everything that he attempted he was actuated by a spirit of progress, which made his labors standaard in every respect. His was the first marriage celebrated in the Presbyterian church of Little Rock. He wedded Cora BEEBE, who was born in White Co., where the town of Beebe now stands. Her father, Roswell BEEBE, was a native of NY & came to Ark. prior to the admission of the state into the Union. He laid out the city of Little Rock & donated the capital grounds to the state & also made a gift of Mt. Holly Cemetery to the city. At one time he owned most of the property on the river front at Little Rock & his real estate holdings throughout the city were extensive. The town of Beebe was named for him, as he owned a large plantation there at the time the RR was built through. He was a civil engineer by profession & through his professional & business activities he contributed in notable measure to the upbuilding & development of the capital city & to the state. His political endorsement was given to the republican party. He remained a resident of Little Rock until his demise & his passing was a matter of deep & widespread regret, owing to the value of his services & his devotion to the public good.

To John W. & Cora (BEEBE) FAUST there were born 7 children, 4 of whom are living: Catherine C., the wife of Ed Insley of Los Angeles, Cal.; Emma B., a teacher in Ark. College at Batesville; John William, of this review; Henry; Roswell B., who was killed in the shipyards at Dayton, Ohio; Fannie Ashley, who became the wife of John MEEHAN at Cotton Plant & died in 1910 at the age of 4 years. Mr. BEEBE was married a 2nd time, his 2nd union being with Eliza A. TUCKER, a daughter of Sterling M. TUCKER, who was one of the pioneer settlers of Little Rock, where he took up his abode in 1833 & became president of the first bank of any consequence in the capital city. Mr. FAUST was a democrat in his political views & fraternally was a Mason, in which he attained the 32nd degree of the Scottish Rite in Albert Pike Consistory. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian church of Little Rock & died in that faith in 1879.

John William FAUST, whose name introduces this review, acquired his education in the public schools & in the Ark. College at Batesville, while later he atttended the Peabody School of Little Rock & Searcy College for a period of 2 years. He next went to Bingham Military School at Melbane, NC, & afterward matriculated in Davidson College in Mecklenburg Co., NC, where he won his Bachelor of Arts degree. Later he entered the Hospital College at Louisville, KY, and was graduated on the completion of a medical course in 1898.

Dr. FAUST located for practice in Searcy in Feb, 1896, and since obtaining his professional degree he has continued in the general practice of medicine & surgery for a quarter of a century. He pursued postgraduate work in the Univ. of Louisville in 1899 & at all times he has availed himself to every opportunity to promote his professional knowledge & thereby advance his efficiency in handling the intricate problems of health disease. He was elected captain of the medical corps on the 1st of Jan., 1918, and acted as inspector of local boards. After recieving his commission he inspected local boards throughout the state & thus rendered valuable aid to the country.

Dr. FAUST has been married twice. In Sept., 1895, he wedded Norma ROGERS, who died April 1, 1912. They were the parents of 5 children, 4 of whom are still living: Margaret, who died at the age of 3 years; Frances, who was born July 13, 1899, and is traveling in OK; Florence, who was born Sept. 7, 1901, and is attending the Ark. College at Batesville; John E., who was born Jan. 19, 1905, & is also a student in the Ark. College; and Normon, who was born Mar. 28, 1912, and is a student in Batesville. For his second wife Dr. FAUST chose Zora (PATTERSON) RAY, their marriage being celebrated April 20, 1918. Dr. FAUST and his first wife were Presbyterians & later he joined the Baptist church, to which his present wife belongs. He is a member of Searcy Lodge, A. F. & A. M., with which he has been identified since 1895. He is a democrat in politics & keeps well informed on the questions & issues of the day but has no time nor inclination to fill public office, preferring to concentrate his efforts & attention upon his professional duties. He belongs to the White Co., Ark. State & Tri-state Medical Societies & to the American Medical Assc. & he is ever most prompt & conscientious in the performance of all his professional duties. (From "A Centennial History of Arkansas", edited by Dallas T. Herndon, the Director of the Dept. of Archives & History, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock, 1922.)


W. D. DAVENPORT, attorney at law of Searcy, was born Aug. 3, 1877, in White Co., Ark., and comes of Irish ancestry. His grandfather, John DAVENPORT, was a native of the Emerald Isle & in 1830 crossed the Atlantic, settling in NC. Later he removed to Tenn. & afterward to White Co., Ark., in 1856. He then entered 160 ac. of wooded land & after clearing away the trees & brush, broke the sod & began development of a farm. He was one of the pioneer settlers of White Co., having made the journey westward with ox team & wagon & his oxen were used in breaking the sod. There was much big game to be had in this section of the country at the time and all of the experiences & hardshipspioneer life constituted the features of the daily existence of the people of the community. He did his trading at West Point in the early days & he lived to see many changes as the country became settled & developed. His death occurred during the Civil War period. He was the father of Benjamin F. Davenport, who was born in NC & accompanied his parents to Ark. in 1856. He enlisted in the Confederate army from White county & served during the last year of the war, although only 15 years of age, being on duty west of the Miss., the time being largely passed in northern Ark. & along the Missouri border. When the war was over he returned to White Co., where he became a land owner & carried on general farming. He had to clear, break, & improve his land & from time to time he added to his holdings, prospering as the years passed by. He continued to occupy & further develop the homestead until his death & the property is still in possession of the family. In young manhood he married Francis HAYWOOD, a native of Miss., the daughter of William HAYWOOD, who removed from Miss. to Greene Co., Ark., in 1866 & in 1867 came to White Co. In Miss. he had been a slave owner and had engaged extensively in farming, but during the Civil War lost everything that he had save his home. After coming to this state he bought land in White Co. and here spent his remaining days, until his death, occurring in 1876, while his wife, who bore the maiden name of Tabitha HALEY, also departed this life here. Their daughter, Mrs. Frances DAVENPORT, survives her husband, who died in 1886 at the age of 36 years. She has reached the age of 72 & she recently carded & spun yarn & made a scarf, which was on exhibit at the Ark. State Fair. Mr. DAVENPORT was a populist in political faith & in religious belief a Christadelphian, while Mrs. DAVENPORT belongs to the Apostolic Church. In the family were 4 children:W. D., of this review; Kate, the wife of Walter N. HARSHAW, who operates a gin & conducts a farm at Pangburn, Ark.; Jennie, who is the widow of George REAVES ; and Benjamin Booth, who died at the age of 16 years. The daughter, Jennie, had one child by her first marriage, Maude, who is the wife of Riley DOYLE, a farmer of Pangburn, Ark. After losing her first husband, Mrs. REAVES became the wife of Pressely BROADWATER & they have one child, May, who is the wife of Goldie WILLIAMS of Pangburn, Ark. Mrs. BROADWATER died in 1901.

W. D. DAVENPORT, having mastered the elementary branches of learning taught in the rural schools of White Co., continued his education in the Searcy high school & then took up the occupation of farming, to which he had been reared & which work he successfully conducted. He also taught in the district schools for a period of 10 years, mostly in the winter seasons & ambitious to advance his education he later became a student in the State Univ., where he prepared for law practice, being graduated in 1909 with the Bachelor of Laws degree. In the same year he opened an office in Searcy & entered upon general practice. Through the intervening period he has tried all kinds of cases. While he regards the practice of law as his real life work he is also well known as a land-owner, having a thousand acres, from which he derives a good rental. Mr. DAVENPORT is also interested in the Union Bank & Trust Co. of Searcy as one of its directors & vice president.

Mr. DAVENPORT was united in marriage to Miss Margaret E. FIGG, who was born in White Co., and they became parents of 2 children, but the older one died in infancy. The other, Elvin FIGG, is at home. Mr. DAVENPORT is a democrat in his political views & has been called upon to fill several important public positions. In 1915 he was elected to the state senate, serving as president of the upper house during1917. He was also acting governor of the state for a short time during the absence of the chief executive. He is thoroughly conversant with all of the questions vital to the welfare & progress of the commonwealth & his aid & influence have been a dominant force in shaping the history of the state in recent years. His patriotism & public spirit are manifest in all that he does & his labors have brought satisfactory & helpful results. (From "A Centennial History of Arkansas", edited by Dallas T. Herndon, the Director of the Dept. of Archives & History, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock, 1922.)


One of the greatest blessings that can accrue in a communtiy is to be blessed with the old fashioned kind of families that have been successful in rearing a large family of well developed, healthy children.

Families these days have dwindled in size, until it is a relief to a thorough old fashioned, liberty & loving, American citizen to meet up with such a family as that of Mr. Charles Rufas WARD, a brief family history of which follows:

Charles Rufas WARD was born in Cherokee Co., NC, July 27th, 1840, and will consequently be 67 years old his next birthday. He was raised on a farm in that state until he was 18 years of age, when being of a patriotic disposition and aiding with the Union cause, he enlisted in Co. F. of the 5th Regiment, TN Mounted Infantry, Col. S. B. BOYD commanding. He served throughout the entire war, and was mustered out at its close, in 1865, with honor to himself and to the company & regiment he had born arms with. While not in any of the few great battles noted for numbers, he was in numerous smaller engagements, which were most bitterly contested, such as Spring Creek, GA, and Fishers Creek, TN. Mr. WARD was married July 14th, 1878, to Miss Margaret Elizabeth JAMES, at Columbia, TN. To them have been born 10 children, as follows: Auba Seaile, born July 30th, 1897; Berry De Lone, born February 5th, 1895; Charles Lawson, born July 4th, 1893; Rufus Cecil, born January 25th, 1892; George Henry, born Dec. 24th, 1889; Byrum Smith, born Dec. 13th, 1888; Warn Beaufort, born Dec. 13, 1886; Maggie Elizabeth, born Dec. 23rd, 1884; Emma Dale, born June 11, 1882, and James Tell, born April 11th, 1880. All the children are now living except Emma Dale, who died when 3 years, 3 months & 17 days of age, and Maggie Elizabeth, who died when only 6 days of age. This leaves 7 boys & 1 girl, (Miss Zuba Sealile), all living and all at home with their parents south of Pleasant Plains; all the children have so far remained unmarried. Mrs. Ward is a farmer, and after his marriage resided at Columbia, TN, for about 12 years; from there he moved to Hardin Co., TN, residing there about 14 years, and from there to White Co., AR, where he & his family have since resided. (from The Pioneer, Vol. V, Maddox, White Co., AR, Apr., 1907, No. 4)


R. H. WHITLOW, secretary & manager of the Mutual Aid Union, with offices at Rogers, is a self educated man who owes nothing to the adventitious aids that ordinarily push men forward, but has worked his way steadily upward, placing his dependence upon the substanial qualities of industry, perseverance & integrity. He is a native of MS, his birth having occurred in Corinth on the 3rd of June, 1868. His parents were Moses & Lucy (BYRNE) WHITLOW, the former of NC & the latter of MS, in which state their marriage occurred. The father was born in 1836 and in 1850 he made his way up to MS, where he continued to make his home throughout the remainder of his life, conducting mercantile interests. He was also a large slaveholder & a most successful business man up to the period of the Civil War, which ruined him financially. His father was likewise a planter & slaveholder, maintaining his residence in NC. Moses WHITLOW gave his political allegiance to the democratic party and fraternally he was identified with the Masons. He died in 1881, at the age of 45 years, and his wife's demise occurred in 1871. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church. To their union were born 9 children, of whom 5 are living.

R. H. WHITLOW, the 7th in order of birth in the family, has never been accorded educational opportunities, but in the school of experience he has learned many valuable lessons & through wide reading, study & close observation has become a well informed man. When 12 years of age he was obliged to seek his own livelihood & obtained work as a farm hand, recieving a salary of $6 per month. He was next employed in a gin mill & later in a grist mill & when he had reached the age of 20 he became a clerk in a store. In 1905 he came to Ark., first locating at Heber Springs, and in July, 1907, he came with his bride to Rogers, his total cash capital amounting to $62. Here he established the Mutual Aid Union, which has since enjoyed a prosperous existence, & is the oldest man connected with the institution. He was made vice president & general manager of the business but is now serving in the capacity of secretary & manager. This is one of the most substantial organizations of the kind in the state, its splendid development being due to 14 years has put almost 80 million dollars worth of insurance in force for the Mutual Aid Union, which now stands as a monument to his enterprise & business abitlity.

At Heber Springs, AR, in Feb., 1907, Mr. WHITLOW was united in marriage to Miss Eva PEELER, who was born near Hiram, this state, a daughter of Micklin PEELER, a veteran of the Civil War and a large planter in AR, of which he was one of the pioneer settlers. He has departed this life but the mother survives, making her home at Pangburn, AR. In their family were 5 children, of whom 2 are living: Mrs. WHITLOW; and Dr. C. PEELER, a well known physician & druggist from Pangburn. Mr. & Mrs. WHITLOW have become the parents of 2 children: Francis, 12 years of age; and Horace, aged 9. Both are attending school.

Mrs. WHITLOW is a Christian Scientist in religious faith & prominent in the work of the church, acting as reader. Mr. WHITLOW gives his political allegiance to the democratic party & fraternally he is identified with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, of which he is a past exalted ruler, and he is also connected with the Masons. He has fought life's battles unaided & has come off a victor in the strife. His fellow townsmen attest his sterling worth & he has gained a wide circle of friends during the period of his residence in Rogers. (From "A Centennial History of Arkansas", edited by Dallas T. Herndon, the Director of the Dept. of Archives & History, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock, 1922.)

W. W. REID, D. D. S

Dr. W. W. REID, actively & successfully engaged in the practice of dentistry at Beebe, was born in Des Arc, in Prairie Co., AR, May 18, 1877, & is a son of John R. & Jennie (PERRY) REID, both of whom were natives of Middle TN. The former came to AR with his grandfather, Roderick MCKEEVER, who was the first county clerk of Madison Co., TN, residing at Jackson. He cast in his lot with the pioneer settlers of Des Arc, AR. He brought his slaves with him & engaged in farming quite extensively there to the time of his death. The maternal grandfather of W. W. REID was a native of TN & was a farmer & slaveowner, spending his life in his native state.

The marriage of John R. REID & Jennie PERRY was celebrated near Hazen, AR, the former becoming a resident of the state prior to the Civil War. Here he aquired land & was an extensive farmer & slaveholder, his place of 640 acres being situated between Des Arc & Hazen. He had to clear a part of his land & placed the entire tract under cultivation. At one time he established a mercantile store at Des Arc & conducted it for several years. He freighted his goods up the Mississippi & White Rivers to Des Arc & was prominently associated not only with the mercantile development of the town, but also operated a grist mill upon his place. He was successfully engaged in business at the time of the outbreak of the Civil War, when
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R. C. MANN, who is a prominent figure in journalistic circles of White Co. as editor of the Judsonia Advance, was born in Jackson Co., MO, Oct. 1, 1888, his parents being Arthur & Amelia (MERCHANT) MANN, who were natives of NY. The former was a son of Gilbert L. MANN, also born in the Empire State, where he extensively engaged in dairy farming near Franklin. He married a Miss CARR & inn later life retired from active business & removed to Kansas City, MO, where he made his home with Mr. & Mrs. Arthur MANN & there he died at the age of 86 years. The grandfather of R. C. MANN in the maternal line was Herman W. MERCHANT, who was born in the state of NY, where he followed general farming until he, too, retired, spending his last days in Kansas City, where he reached the notable old age of 94.

Removing westward from NY to KS, Arthur MANN settled near Dodge City, where he homesteaded & carried on the work of tilling the soil & producing crops. He afterward removed to Kansas City, where he entered the government service as a post office employee, spending 40 years in that connection. He filled various positions in teh post office & was superintendent of mails at the time of his death, which occurred in July, 1920, when he was 64 years of age. His widow survives & yet makes her home in Kansas City. In his political views Mr. MANN was an earnest republican & fraternally he was connected with the Knights of Pythias, while his religious faith was that of the Presbyterian church. To him & his wife were born 5 children, of whom 3 are living. Chester, a graduate of the School of Engineering of the Univ. of MO., is now state highway engineer, with offices in Jefferson City, MO. R. C. is the second of the family. Robert was educated in the Univ. of MO & is now a teacher at the School of Journalism there, being assistant to Dean Williams. Two died in infancy.

Liberal educational opportunities were accorded R. C. MANN, who, passing through consecutive grades in public schools, was ultimately graduated from the Manual Training School in Kansas City with the class of 1906. He later spent 4 years in the express business there, advancing from the position of collector to that of cashier. He afterward worked in the office of the Kansas Lumber Co. and of the Hutchinson Lumber Co. & for 1 year was in NY with the Adams Express Co. as bill clerk. In 1910 he came to Judsonia, AR, with the Kansas City Bridge Co., acting as timekeeper & paymaster in connection with the construction of bridges for the MO Pacific RR. At a later date he returned to Kansas City but again came to Judsonia & purchased the plant of the Judsonia Advance. He was a novice in connection of the printing business but has continued in this to the present time. He installed new machinery, also a cylinder press, linotype machine & other equipment & now has a splendid plant, while the circulation of the paper has been built up almost from nothing to 600. He does all kinds of job printing as well & any work turned out from his office is always first class. He likewise writes fire insurance, representing 8 different companies, and he acted as assistant reciever of the First National Bank from July 15, 1920, until April 1, 1921. His life has thus been one of marked business activity & his industry & perserverance have been the dominant factors in bringing to him the prosperity which he now enjoys.

In 1912 Mr. MANN was united in marriage to Miss Winnie LATTA, a native of AR, & now they have 2 children, Ralph & Thomas. Mrs. MANN belongs to the Baptist church, while in religious faith Mr. MANN is a Presbyterian. He also is identified with Anchor Lodge No. 384, A. F. & A. M., in which he has filled all the chairs. Politically he is a Republican and has twice served as mayor of Judsonia, giving to the city a businesslike & progressive administration. His ideals are high, his activities always of a practical charactor, and the two made a splendid combination in the accomplishment of desired results. (From "A Centennial History of Arkansas", edited by Dallas T. Herndon, the Director of the Dept. of Archives & History, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock, 1922.)

W. A. CLARK, M. D.

Dr. W. A. CLARK, successfully following his profession in Bald Knob, was born in Hardin Co., Tenn., on the 1st of Jan., 1868, and is a representative of one of the old families of that state. His paternal grandfather was also born in TN & devoted his life to the work of the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church, South. He was the father of J. H. CLARK, whose birth likewise occurred in Hardin Co., TN, & who obtained his early education in subscription schools there, while later he continued his studies in the State Normal School at Carbondale, IL, gaining a liberal education for that time. He afterward taught in the rural schools & later was principal of a high school at Henderson, TN, for 3 years. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted under Col. Williams & served throughout the period of hostilities, being wounded at the battle of Shiloh by a gunshot which terminated his military career. He then returned to his home & resumed the profession of teaching. In 1881 he removed to Franklin Co., AR, & taught in the rural districts near Ozark & Lonelm. In Dec., 1888, he removed to Bald Knob & taught in dist. No. 63 during 1889 & 1890. Subsequently he engaged in the hotel business in Bald Knob for several years, after which he returned to his former home in TN, but died in White Co., AR, when on a visit here in 1916, at the age of 75 years. In young manhood he married Harriet ALEXANDER, who was also born in Hardin Co., TN, & was a daughter of John ALEXANDER, whose birth occurred in SC, whence he removed to Hardin Co., TN, where he owned & conducted a large plantation. He was also the owner of 55 slaves at the time of the outbreak of the Civil War & he had extensively & splendidly developed plantation but lost everything during that period of strife. He died in 1877, at the age of 78 years. His daughter, Mrs. CLARK, survived her father only until Jan., 1879, and was but 32 years of age at the time of her demise. By her marriage she had become the mother of 6 children: Jennie, who is the widow of S. H. ROSSEAU and resides in St. Louis; W. A., of this review; R. C., the proprietor of a drug store at Bald Knob; Mollie, the wife of A. L. STOKES of Malden, Missouri; J. F., of Gallup, New Mexico; and Hattie, the wife of W. H. WORSLEY of Paragould, AR, where he is cashieer in the Green Co. Bank. After losing his first wife J. H. CLARK was married to Mary E. (ALEXANDER) PICKENS & they had 2 children: Anna, the wife of a Mr. WEBER of St. Louis; and Edna, the wife of S. H. VANDINE of St. Louis. For his third wife Mr. CLARK chose Miss Mary BEARD. He was a lifelong member & supporter of the Methodist Episcopal church & he also belonged to the Masonic fraternity, while his political allegiance was given to the democratic party.

Dr. CLARK mastered the branches of learning taught in the country schools of his native state & at the age of 18 years began teaching in the rural schools of Franklin Co., AR, but he regarded this merely as an initial step to other professional labor, as it was his desire to enter upon the practice of medicine & he began reading for that purpose when 19 years of age. He afterward became a student in the MO Medical College & was graduated from the College of Physicians & Surgeons with the class of 1892, winning the M. D. degree. He opened an office at Bald Knob in 1889 & through the intervening years, covering a third of a century, has here continued in the general practice of medicine & surgery, his labors being of marked value & benefit to his fellowmen. He has taken postgraduate work in the Chicago Polyclinic & he is justly accounted a most skilled and able physician. He is extremely careful in the diagnosis of his cases & is seldom, if ever, at fault in his opinion. He devotes practically his entire time & attention to his profession & yet is the owner of farm lands, from which he derives a substantial annual income.

Dr. CLARK was married to Miss Ollie LUMPKIN, a native of AR, and they have 2 children: L. C., who is engaged in the confectionery business in Tucson, AZ; & Lucile, the wife of O. J. CLARK, proprietor of a variety store in Bald Knob. Dr. CLARK gives his political endorsement to the democratic party. Fraternally he is a Royal Arch Mason & is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He has membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, South, while his wife is of the Baptist faith & both are held in high esteem throughout the community in which they live. Along strictly professional lines Dr. CLARK is connected with the White Co. & AR State Medical Societies & the Amer. Medical Assc. & thus keeps thoroughly informed concerning advanced professional thought & modern research & investigation. (From "A Centennial History of Arkansas", edited by Dallas T. Herndon, the Director of the Dept. of Archives & History, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock, 1922.)


S. W. DONAGHEY, conducting a feed & wagon yard in Searcy, was born in Perry Co., AL, Sept. 12, 1871, his parents being E. Salina E. (OSBORN) DONAGHEY, who were likewise natives of that state. The father followed farming in AL, but at the time of the Civil war put aside all business considerations & personal interests & enlisted in the Confederate army, serving throughout the period of hostilities. He participated in the battle of Shiloh & in other engagements. He left his wife & 2 children at home while in the service & all he had of his property possessions when he returned was his residence, for through the exigencies of war the farm had been neglected, there being no one left to till it. With his return Mr. Donaghey at once set to work to retrieve his lost possessions & in 1879 he removed from AL to AR, settling in White Co. He made the trip by boat from Memphis, proceeding up the White & Little Red Rivers to West Point. After reaching his destination he rented land & carried on farming, but was not long permitted to enjoy his new home, as death called him a little later. His wife died in 1913, at the age of 72 years, while his death occured at the age of 48 years. They were loyal members of the Baptist church throughout their lives and Mr. DONAGHEY always gave his political support to the democratic party. To him & his wife were born 4 children: Mattie, who is the widow of Aaron TETTLETON, & resides in San Antonio, Texas; Nannie, the wife of J. W. BLEVINS of Pasadena, Cal.; S. W., of this review; & Estelle, living in Searcy. The Donaghey family is of Irish descent, for the grandfather of S. W. DONAGHEY was a native of Ireland & smuggled his way across the ocean to the new world. He then settled in Perryville, AL, & afterward took up the occupation of farming there. In due course of time he became owner of a plantation & a number of slaves & he died in AL prior to the Civil War. The maternal grandfather of S. W. DONAGHEY was William OSBORN, a native of TN, who in early life became a resident of AL, where he, too, owned & cultivated a plantation, while his property interests also included a number of slaves. He died while the Civil war was in progress.

S. W. DONAGHEY pursued his education in the public schools of Kensett, AR, attending on the old-time box schools, a crude structure of four walls, with wooden benches & primitive furnishings. He walked 3 miles to school & in this way laid the foundation for his education. Later he took up farming on his own account in Kensett township, White Co., AR, and for a considerable period gave his attention to the work of tilling soil & raising stock. In 1889 he removed to Searcy, where he entered the livery business & for 3 years he also worked in connection with a harness business. He now conducts a feed & wagon yard & is accorded a liberal patronage by reason of his thorough business reliability & his enterprise. Whatever success he has achieved has come to him as the direct reward of his own labors. His political endorsement is given to the democratic party & he has always voted for its candidates, but has never sought nor desired office for himself as a reward for his party loyalty. Much of his life has been spent in this state & he has a wide acquaintance in White Co., where he has become well known through his farming & kindred interests. (From "A Centennial History of Arkansas", edited by Dallas T. Herndon, the Director of the Dept. of Archives & History, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock, 1922.)


James Everett CHRISP filled the office of circuit clerk & recorder in Little Rock for nearly 3 years, his duties being discharged with marked capability, promptness & fidelity, until death ended his labors on Oct. 29, 1921. He was born on a farm in White Co., AR, May 8, 1873, and was a representative of an old family of English lineage. His great-grandfather, Jock CHRISP, was born in London, England, and was a cooper by trade. Coming to Amer., he served as a soldier in the Continental army during the Revolutionary war, thus aiding in winning independence for the nation. He lost a leg in the battle of Bemis Heights. His son, William CHRISP, the grandfather of James Everett CHRISP, born in VA, was a member of the Tenth VA Calvary in the War of 1812 & was stationed at Norfolk, VA. He died at the age of 76. He had a family of 9 sons & 8 daughters & 7 of the sons were in the Confederate army & 6 lived to return home. The same military spirit was evidenced by James E. CHRISP at the time of the Spanish-American war in his attempt to get into the army, although he was not successful in the attempt. His father, Robert Wesley CHRISP, was born Mar. 7, 1835, in Gibson Co., TN, and at the age of 18 years he became a resident of White Co., AR, where he still makes his home. He has devoted his life largely to the occupation of farming, carefully tilling the soil as the years have gone by & thus providing for the support of his family. His military service covered 4 years in the 7th AR Infantry during the Civil War, in which he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel, then was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi dept. to organize the same. He was with General Price on the Missouri raid, participating in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Helena, Polk Farm, Pilot Knob & others. His brother, James CHRISP, served with the Texas Calvary & died during the war; his brother John was quartermaster with General Pillow; and another brother, Horace, was in the 12th Tenn. Regiment. Stark, Henry & Luther CHRISP were with General Forrest. Robert Wesley CHRISP was always given his his political allegiance to the democratic party & at all times he was loyal to the interests of the state, supporting all measures & plans for the general good. He married Sarah Frances NEAVILL, a native son of AL, and they became the parents of 15 children, 8 of whom, 7 sons & a daughter, reached adult age, while 3 sons & 1 daughter are living.

James E. CHRISP, who was the 10th in order of birth in the family, spent his youthful days on the home farm, with the usual experiences of the farm bred boy. He began his education in the country schools & also spent one session as a student in Searcy College. He early took up the occupation of farming & also gave considerable time to the profession of teaching, these 2 vocations dividing his interests & his activities until he was called to public office. It was on the 1st of Jan., 1919, that he entered upon the duties of his position as circuit clerk & recorder for a term of 2 years & on the expiration of that period he was reelected for the succeeding term of 2 years, so that his incumbency would have continued him in the position until he had completed 4 years service in that connection. He always gave his political support to the democratic party & at all times kept thourally informed concerning its issues & its attitude upon vital questions. The death of Mr. CHRISP on Oct. 29, 1921, was a great loss to his family, his friends & the county which he so acceptably served. The governor of AR has appointed Mr. CHRISP's widow to fill out his unexpired term as circuit clerk of Pulaski Co.

On the 14th of Feb., 1912, in Little Rock, Mr. CHRISP was married to Miss Lillian FOULKES, who was born in White Co., AR in 1878. He was highly esteemed in Little Rock, as is his wife, and they gained many friends. Mr. CHRISP was a member of the Baptist church to which his wife also belongs, and Mr. CHRISP was a Scottish Rite Mason & member of the Mystic Rite Mason & a member of the Mystic Shrine, loyally following the teachings & purposes of the craft. His life was at all times actuated by high & honorable principles & those who knew him esteemed him greatly for his sterling worth & devotion to duty whether of a public or private nature. (From "A Centennial History of Arkansas", edited by Dallas T. Herndon, the Director of the Dept. of Archives & History, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock, 1922.)


One of the alert and progreeive young business men of Praire county is C. C. TUNSTALL, who now the assistant cashier of the First National Bank at Des Arc. He was born in 1898 in the city which is still his home, his parents being C. R. and Virgina (BROWN) TUNSTALL. The mother's birth occured near Beebe, Arkansas, her parents have settled in this state in pioneer times. To Mr. and Mrs. C. R. TUNSTALL have been born four children: C. W. ; L. B., who served in the war with Germany; C. C., of this review; and A. E. The second son was a member of the Ninetieth Division of the American Expedpeditionary Force and was on active duty in the Arognne Forest and also in the St. Mihiel sector. He thus participated in some of the hardest fighting in which the American troops took part and bore his full share in sustaining the splendid reputation made by the american army , which turned the tideof battle and brought sucess to the allied forces.

C.C. TUNSTALL pursed his education in the schools of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and of Dallas, Texas, and has spent most of his active business life in bank work. At the time the country needed the military aid of her loyal sons, however, he enlisted for service in the navy, becoming a seaman at the Great Lakes Naval Traning Sation. Later he was assigned to the United States Steamship Schurz, a gunboat on duty in the Atlantic service. This boat was rammed when fifty miles off the coast of North Carolina, on which occasion Mr. TUNSTALL jumped overborad into the sea although the waves were running very high at the time. He clamered onto a life raft & after drifting about on this for 2 hours was picked up by the Saramaca. He was later assigned to the Eastland, the boat which capsized in the Chicago River when almost a thousand lives were lost. This boat had been brought to the surface after the terrible disaster, was then refitted & renamed The Wilmette, & Mr. TURNSTALL was on active duty thereon throughout the remainder of his term of enlistment. Since the war he has resumed his active work in connection with the banking & is now the efficient assistant cashier of the First National Bank at Des Arc. His religious belief is tha of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He has a wide acquaintance in the city in which his life has been passed & that his course has ever been commendable & honorable one is indicated in the fact that many of his staunchest friends are those who have ever known him from his boyhood to the present. (From "A Centennial History of Arkansas", edited by Dallas T. Herndon, the Director of the Dept. of Archives & History, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock, 1922.)


William Thomas HAMMOCK, who has been called to the important position of assistant attorney general of AR & who is also known as one of the prominent Masons of the state, makes his home at Heber Springs, although his official duties require much of his time at the capital. He was born on a farm in Calhoun Co., MS, Dec. 24, 1866, but the greater part of his life has been passed in this state, for his parents removed with their family to Independence Co., AR, in Nov., 1870, settling on a farm there. His father, George W. HAMMOCK, was born in Grenada, MS, Feb. 8, 1846, & was a youth of but 17 years when he entered the Confederate service as a member of a MS regiment in the Civil War. He served from 1863 until the close of the hostilities & was with Forrest's command. On the 25th of Dec., 1865, at Water Valley, MS, Mr. HAMMOCK wedded Mary Jane SIBLEY, who was born at that place in 1850. They resided for 5 years in their native state following their marriage & then came to AR, in Cleburne Co., & has since given his attention to agricultural pursuits there. His political allegiance has always been given to the democratic party. To him & his wife have been born 6 sons & 6 daughters, of whom 4 daughters 3 sons are living.

William T. HAMMOCK, the eldest of the family, was reared in the usual manner of the farm bred lad, who divides his time between the acquirement of an education, the pleasures of the playground the work of the fields. After attending the country schools of Independence Co., AR, he continued his education in Washington Academy of the same county & later was graduated from Quitman College, now Hendrix College, at Conway, Ark., with the class of June, 1887. It was his desire to become a member of the bar & accordingly he took up the study of law, being admited to practice in 1893, in which year he located at Quitman, where he remained for a time & then removed to Heber Springs, where he now makes his home. Since admitted to the bar he has continuously engaged in the practice of law, covering 28 years & has steadily advanced in his profession until his position is a prominent & enviable one. At different periods he has been called upon for important public service & his record has always been charactorized by marked loyalty & fidelity to duty. From 1888 until 1890 he was county superintendent of schools in Cleburne county, Ark., and the cause of public education has ever found him a stalwart champion. He has also been secretary of the school board at Heber Springs, Ark. From 1899 until 1903 he was state senator from the 26th senatorial district & proved a capable working member of the upper house, carefully informing himself concerning all vital questions that came up for settlement. He was county & probate judge of Cleburne Co., Ark, from 1914-1916. In 1918 he was made a delegate to the constitutional convention, where his sound judgement & knowlege of the law combined with marked fidelity to the interests of the commonweath made him largely an ideal member. In April, 1921, he was appointed assistant attorney general of the state & is now occupying that position.

On the 1st of Sept., 1893, in Quitman, Ark., Mr. HAMMOCK was married to Miss Margaret Henrietta JENKINS, who was born on a farm in Faulkner Co., Ark., Jan. 16, 1872, her parents being Samuel Dupree & Mary Elizabeth (BATES) JENKINS, both of whom were natives of Tenn., have now departed this life. On removing from Tenn. to Ark., they settled in Quitman, where they resided for some time, & during ger girlhood days Mrs. HAMMOCK there attended the public schools & continued her education in Quitman College. By marriage she has become the mother of 4 children: Maude, born Sep. 1, 1894; Madge, born Mar. 4, 1899; William Dupree, born July 6, 1911; & Bruce W., born July 27, 1913.

During the World War, Mr. HAMMOCK served as chairman of the council of defense in Cleburne Co. & was also chairman of the home service section of the Cleburne co. chapter of the American Red Cross. Aside frim his activities as a state official & as a prominent factor in support of the government during the World War, he has manifested keen & helpful interest in community affairs, cooperating in manyy plans & measures for the general good & for some years he has served as secretary of the school board at Heber Springs. His political endorsement has always been given to the democratic party & he has been a close & thorough student of political problems & conditions. His religious faith is indicated in his memership in the Methodist Episcopal church, South. He has been the secretary of the board of stewards & has been untiring in his efforts to advance the work of the church & extend its influence. he is most prominently known in Masonic circles, wwa worshipfull master of Holland Lodge, No. 158, F. & A. M., of Quitman, is a Royal Arch Mason & in having been grand master in 1913-1914. His labors in behalf of Masonry have been far-reaching & resultant & in fact his efforts count as a potent force in the accomplishment of results in connection with any cause which he espouses or any interest with which he becomes allied. (From "A Centennial History of Arkansas", edited by Dallas T. Herndon, the Director of the Dept. of Archives & History, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock, 1922.)


Dr. J. S. STILLWELL, who has been actively engaged in the practice of dentistry at Searcy for more than a third of a century, enjoys an enviable reputation as one of leading representatives of the profession in central Ark. His birth occurred in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, on the 4th of April, 1865, his parents being Stephen & Mary (LEWELLEN) STILWELL, the former also a native of McLean Co., IL, while he latter was born in VA. The paternal grandfather of Dr. STILLWELL was a successful agriculturist of Bloomington, IL. A. A. LEWELLEN, the maternal grandfather, was a descendant of Capt. John SMITH and a native of Virginia, where he became an extensive landowner. At one time he owned 500 slaves. He held the rank of capt. in the Confederate army during the Civil war, organizing a company of Virginia troops & remaining at the front throughout the entire period of hostilities between the north & the south. After the close of the war he removed to IL & located a claim on the present site of the city of Bloomington, while subsequently he made his way to Champaign co., that state, where he purchased land & continued to reside until his demise, which occurred when he had reached the age of 73 years. He wedded a Miss Boyer, a representative of a prominent southern family who were also large slave owners.

Stephen STILWELL, the father of Dr. STILWELL, obtained his education in the public schools of McLean co., IL, & became an extensive landowner there. The year 1877 witnessed his removal to Kansas, where he purchased a large farm & carried on general agricultural pursuits until called to his final rest in 1887, when 47 years of age. Throughout his entire career he followed farming & stock raising, specializing in the breeding of blooded live stock. He gave his political allegiance to the repubican party & filled a number of laocal offices with credit to himself satisfaction to his constituents. His religious faith was indicated by his membership in the Christian church, while fraternally he was identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His widow is still living at the age of 81 years & now makes her home in Lawrence, Kansas. They became the parents of 8 children, 6 of whom survive, as follows: W. A., who resides in Paola, Kansas, & is engaged in farming & in the raising of blooded stock on an extensive scale; J. S., of this review; Charles E., a financier & mining man who is now living retired in Durango, Colorado, where at one time he owned the Stadtler Hotel; George F., who is in the service of the Great Northern RR in Spokane, Washington; Elizabeth, living in Lawrence, Kansas; and Ada, the wife of Joseph D. ROGERS, who is a commercial salesman residing in Dallas, Texas.

J. S. STILWELL supplemented his early education, which was acquired in the public schools of Champaign, IL, by a course of study in the Univ. of IL at Urbana. He then returned to the farm of his parents in Kansas and, having determined upon the practice of dentistry as a life work, entered the Kansas City Dental College at Kansas City, from which he was graduated with the degree of D. D. S. in 1887. His initial experience as a dental practitioner was gained at Olathe, Kansas, whence he came to Bentonville, Ark., where he remained for 6 months. On the 12th of May, 1887, he removed to Searcy, where he has continuously occupied the same office during the intervening period of 35 years & where his pronounced skill has won him an extensive & profitable practice. His high standing in the profession isindicated in the fact that he has been honored with the presidency of the Ark. state board of dental examiners & as secretary of the state board of dental examiners. On the occasions he represented the board in the National Assc. of Dental Examiners. He belongs to both the Ark. St. Dental Assc. & the National Dental Assc. & has won distinction not only as a practical examiner but also as a forcible expounder of the theory of his profession. Dr. STILWELL is likewise a director of the People's Bank of Searcy.

In early manhood Dr. STILWELL was united in marriage to Miss Carrie BOSLEY, a native of Woodruff Co., Ark. They are consistant members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in the work of which they take an active & helpful part, the doctor having served on its board of stewards for 33 years. He is a democrat in his political views and has been a member of the city council. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons, belonging to Searcy Lodge No. 49, A. F. & A. M., of which he is a past master; and Tillman Chapter No. 19, R. A. M., in which he is a past priest. During the World war he was a member of the medical advisory board for White & Cleburne counties & has personal letters from ex-Governor Brough, General Crowder & Lord England, written at that time. His influence has been felt in the material, political, social & moral development of his community & his position in both professional & social circles is a most eviable one. (From "A Centennial History of Arkansas", edited by Dallas T. Herndon, the Director of the Dept. of Archives & History, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock, 1922.)