Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 1915

Contributed by Jann Woodard.

Arkansas Gazette

March 9, Marriages - Joe Creel and Miss Oza Cantwell, at Rock Springs

May 14 - Monticello, Drew County - New Rural Routes: Route 3, length 25.20 miles, families, 112; Route 4, length 25.20 miles, families, 143; Route 5, length, 27.80 miles, families, 150. Both routes 3 and 5 out of Monticello will be served by one carrier at a salary of $1,100 per annum.

June 19, Monticello marriages - F.F. Mousehardt of Monticello and Miss Ida Cotton of Plantersville, at Plantersville. Dr. R.N. Smith and Miss Ludia Tindall, at Collins. Clifton B. Stewart and Miss Lizzie Lee Knox, at Winchester.

July 3 - A cottage at the end of North Main street, owned by Dr. W.B. Black and occupied by T.D. Meredith, burned with all its contents last night. Insurance of $250 on the furniture was carried.

July 3 - The Presbyterian Sunday school held its annual picnic in Pope grove yesterday. Music was furnished by the Monticello brass band. Lamar Williamson, superintendent, was master of ceremonies.

September 16 - Cards are out announcing the engagement of Miss Lucy Jane Sinclair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Sinclair of Pottsville, to the Rev. Gideon Kirk Rogers of this city, the wedding to take place at the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church at Pottsville, Tuesday, September 28.

September 16 - James A. Jackson Camp, No. 1308, United Confederate Veterans, has elected the following officers: W.B. Tull, commander; Joe Echols, first lieutenant; R.C. Knox, second lieutenant; C.C. Ledden, third lieutenant; W.A. Brown, adjutant; delegates to the state convention which is to be held in Little Rock in October. W.A. Brown, J.H. Shipman; alternates, W.D. Rogers and C.C. Ledden.

December 30 - Oscar Kimbrough, a young business man of Lacey, died at his home at Ladelle Saturday of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and two small children.

State deaths:

July 5, 1915 - Pete Donley, at Winchester
July 7, 1915 - Mrs. Casper Allen, near Monticello

State marriages:

July 2, 1915 - Erastus Langston and Miss Alphia Harris, at Cominto
Nov. 12, 1915 - Thomas R. Thompson and Miss Luna May Hilliard, at Wilmar

Dec. 6, 1915 - Tillar, Dec. 5 - Holly Grove Lodge No. 206, Woodmen Circle, elected the following officers for the coming year: Guardian, Mrs. Terral; adviser, Mrs. Ethel Peacock; banker, Miss Bessie Duncan; clerk, Mrs. Zena Rogers; attendant, Mrs. William M. Carver; chaplain, Mrs. Ola A. Davidson; inner sentinel, Miss Ruth Barnett; outer sentinel, Miss Sadie Duncan; manager, Mrs. Emma Zieman; physician, Dr. G.W. Fletcher.

Monticello, Nov. 3 - Drew County after being without a farm demonstratior for three years, will again join the progressive counties. The quarum Court appropriated $1,000 for this purpose. Other appropriations made were as follows: For bridges, $5,000; support of county poor, $2,500; stamps, stationary etc., $150; tuberculosis patients of county, $250; county general revenue, $13,500; appropriations for all purposes was $22,000.

Nov. 12 - A party composed of R.D. Wells, Turner Wells, Walter Wilson, Henry Burks, A.B. Jaggers, M.M. Dickson, Will and Zack Miles, P.N. Rhodes and C.C. Owens, left today for a 10 day hunt near Blissville.

Nov. 16 - Miss Eula Cameron and S. Greene, both of Monticello, were married here Thursday night by the Rev. J.F. Tull.

Nov. 16 - No marriages to report. Our young folks are contented and happy as they are. Isn't it strange? - Barkada Correspondent of the Monticello Advance.

Monticello, Nov. 3, 1915 - A carload of supplies, mostly foodstuffs, has been received by the Baptist Orphans' Home of this city. It was donated by the people of Rogers and other neighboring towns.

J.N. Williams, who has been superintendent of the Monticello Baptist Orphans' Home for several years, has resigned. The affairs of the Orphanage will be looked after until the meeting of the Baptist convention, November 18, by the Rev. J.F. Tull and R.F. Hyatt, two resident members of the Board of Control.

Monticello, Nov. 4, 1915 - Miss Mittie Farley and Justin T. Wood announced today that they were married at the Presbyterian manse by the Rev. Flournoy Shepperson, October 26. Mr. Wood is a member of the firm of Wood Bros.

The ginners' report for Drew County shows that 6,756 bales were ginned in this county prior to October 18 as against 4,878 on the same date last year.

The diamond medal awarded by the W.C.T.C. at the state convention in Forrest City was won by Shelton Bland of Monticello. Contestants from all parts of the state competed. (what is W.C.T.C.?)

E.S. McCollough, 40, a former merchant of this city, died at the home of his brother, R.H. McCullough, Sunday afternoon

Monticello, Nov. 22, 1915 - Martha Packard, an aged negress, ex-slave, 85, was burned to death here Wednesday morning when her bed caught fire, supposedly from a pipe which she had been smoking.

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