Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 1893

Contributed by Jann Woodard.

Arkansas Gazette

Aug. 23, 1893 page 6 col 2:

Gov. Fishback on yesterday received a telegram from Sheriff Morgan of Drew County, to the effect that J.C. Robinett, the slayer of Manager Whipple, of the Nelson Lumber Company, of Monticello had escaped and was secreted by his friends in the Saline bottoms. The Sheriff wants the Governor to offer a reward of $300 for his capture.

September 17, 1893 page 2 col 2:

Sept. 17 Warren: Mrs. Lummie Wells died very suddenly yesterday evening at the home of Hugh Bradley, of congestive chill. She was well known to residents of this county and and in Monticello, her home, and was highly esteemed.

Ark. Gazette Nov. 26, 1893, Monticello - Mrs. Betsie Cotham and Miss Chuffie Henderson returned from Parnell Springs today, much improved in health.

Mr. Charlie Edwards and Miss Mattie Lowe, were married a few days ago. "Uncle Charlie," as he is familiarly called, has passed his "three score and ten" milestone, and though this is his fourth venture on the uncertain "sea of matrimony," looks hale and hearty and as happy as of yore.

Dec. 26, 1893, Monticello, Dec. 22 - Miss Lois Knox and Mr. Charley Blakeley were married on Wednesday. They left immediately for Plantersville, the home of the groom.

Cards are out announcing the marriage of County Clerk A.L. Hardy to Miss Ida Harris on the 28th inst.

Miss Lynn Williams and Mr. Baldy Raymond Vinson will be married at the Presbyterian Church on the 27th, and leave on the eastbound train on an extended bridal tour.

Mr. Fountain Stanley, who has been quite sick for some time, is improving.

Miss Nannie, the charming daughter of our former townsman, Z.E. Kern, now a resident of Searcy, is here on a visit to relatives and friends.

Messrs. J.J. Whitaker and Frank Boyd left Tuesday for Memphis.

Dec. 24, 1893: Miss Mattie Harum (sic) of this city, was married Thursday evening at 8 o'clock to C.M. Neel, Jr., late of Pine Bluff, Ark., but now of Drew County. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's father, Dr. W.J. Harum, by Rev. E.N. Evans. Miss Mattie was quite a favorite with many of our young people, who regret very much to part with her. Mr. C.M. Neel, Jr., is one of our rising young men and is engaged in planting near Lacey in this county. He is to be congratulated upon his good luck in winning so fair and lovely a bride. The happy couple were recipients of many nice and valuable presents.

Didn't get the exact date on this one!!! Aug, 1893: Deputy Sheriff W.H. Patrick of Drew County, returned yesterday from Texas, with two White Cappers who killed Eugene Baker, a negro, in Drew County. The parties are Rufus Goodwin and Lew McDaniels. They were captured near Wolf City, Texas. This crime was committed about July 29, 1892.

Oct. 1, 1893: Claude Moss, who killed Hank Meredith last April in Drew County, has been arrested in Mississippi.

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