Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 1909

Contributed by Jann Woodard.

Jan. 22, 1909 page 6:

Green Hill - The Green Hill Singing Society at its meeting Sunday elected the following officers: L.E. Dunlap, president; O.P. Bond, vice president; Carrie Bond, secretary and treasurer; Jesse Hogue and Elvin Doss, librarians.

Jan. 6, 1909 page 7:

Wilmar, Jan 5 - A.N. Falls, cashier of the Bank of Denver, at Denver, Ark., well known throughout the state, and Miss Anna Davis of Wilmar will be married Thursday afternoon at the home of the bride in Wilmar. Rev. W.M. Patterson of Monticello will perform the ceremony. The bride is well known in social circles and has many friends throughout this section of the state. She is a graduate of Beauvoir College, of Wilmar. It was only by accident that the story leaked out, as the young couple had planned to surprise their friends.

Jan. 8, 1909 page 7:

Tillar, Jan 7 - Stacey Terrall, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Terrall, died this morning at 5 o'clock.

Jan. 14, 1909 page 7:

Monticello, Jan 13 - S.C. Hotchkiss, a veteran architect and builder of this place, died last night in Pine Bluff, where he had gone a few days previous for medical treatment. His death was due to some sort of throat affection, he having practically lost the use of his voice several months ago. Mr. Hotchkiss had been a resident of this town for about 20 years and was the designer and builder of many buildings all over this part of the county. He was a native of Calhoun County, Michigan. The body was brought to his home here yesterday evening, but will be held for burial until Friday in order to allow time for his son and other relatives to reach here.

Feb. 4, 1909 Monticello: The Drew County Bank was organized at Monticello Friday with a capital stock of $50,000, of which $32,000 was subscribed. A board of nine directors was chosen, as follows: H.M. Wilson, E.B. Wells, George F. Spencer, E.H. Dozier, Jack Curry, W.A. Coker, J.H. Hammock, J.W. White and J.W. Kimbro. A meeting of the Board of Directors will be held soon to select officers, procure a building and attend to other matters. It is the plan of the organizers to open the new bank immediately.

Feb. 4, 1909 State Deaths: Mrs. Roland McShann, 82 years of age, at Monticello, January 31.

Jan. 5, 1909 Monticello, Jan. 4 - Miss Nettie Morgan, a well-known young woman of this city, daughter of L.E. Morgan, a former sheriff of this county, died at the home of her brother-in-law, Walter Wilson, Saturday night at 9 o'clock. Miss Morgan had been for many years a sufferer from lung trouble and about two weeks ago returned from Midland, Tex., where she had been in search of health. She is survived by her father and three sisters, Mrs. Walter Wilson and Mrs. W.R. Taylor of this city and Mrs. Thomas Stuart of Wilmar. The remains were interred at Oakland Cemetery Sunday evening, services being conducted by Rev. J.P. Hemby, pastor of the Baptist church.

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