"Brief Marriage"

Lanson H. Kearns was the brother of Rachel Ann Kearns Hunt. They came to Arkansas from Gallia County, Ohio. I remember, as a young person, being told that not long after the marriage Lanson’s wife ran off with the rolling store man. We were never allowed to mention her name again. In fact, I never knew what her name was until I saw the marriage license. The original license was given to me by my late brother, Raymond A. Hunt. Pictured is Charles Clarence Hunt (November 13, 1898 January 1934). Son of Rachel Ann Kearns Hunt, husband of Clemma Cartwright Hunt. Buried in cemetery near Plainview.

Burl Hunt, University, MS


Plow Boy Baby Setter


PLOWBOY BABYSITTER – This unique photo was submitted by Historical Society member Bob Lambert of Higden.  It was taken by his father, Joel Lambert, White County’s first county agent, around 1915.   The farm and farmer were not identified.  Is this a joke – or did babies really ride the plow when poppa was babysitting?   Read the story of Lambert Oaks and its agricultural pioneers, the Ella Lambert family – in the 2000 edition of White County Heritage.