--photo courtesy Fran Tolliver
Lewis Monroe Stone took his niece Elda Nelson on a buggy ride near El Paso some 100 years ago and wound up handing the reins over to her, at least long enough to have this snapshot made. L.M. Stone was the grandfather of Frances A. Tolliver of the White County Historical Society, who is searching for his records. He served as justice of the peace and constable of El Paso and Royal Townships for almost 20 years in the early 1900s. "He had two leather-bound books that were kept at my grandmother's homeplace at El Paso," Tolliver reports. "The last time that I saw them was in the early 1980s before the Rose Bud tornado, when my grandmother took me to her home and showed the logbooks to me. They were high on a shelf in the smokehouse. Both record books have disappeared. I am willing to pay a reward for their return." If you have information for her, contact the White County Historical Society, P.O. Box 537, Searcy, AR 72145.