Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 1922

Contributed by Jann Woodard.

Arkansas Gazette

Sept. 12, 1922 Pine Bluff, Sept. 11 - W.M. Broad, aged 72, of Cornersville died today in a local hospital. He is survived by four sons, J.B. and Howard Boyd, Cornersville, and W.A. and Curtis Boyd, Little Rock; three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Lockhart of Little Rock, Mrs. Ruby Robinson and Mrs. Alma Robinson of Cornersville and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Meeks of Monticello.

Nov. 21, 1922 Monticello, Nov. 20 - E.B. Wells, aged 50, died this morning at 5 o'clock at his home on South Main street. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Josie Harper, and the following brothers and sisters: W.T. and Harry H. Wells, Monticello; E.S. Wells of Pine Bluff, Mrs. W.A. Wood, Mrs. G.W. Gavants (sic), Mrs. F.O. Robertson, Mrs. W.A. Moffatt and Miss Minnie E. Wells all of this city. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning, services at the grave being in charge of the Rev. M.K. Civin (sic) of the Methodist church and the Rev. Stuart Roglesby of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Wells was the son of the late Judge W.T. and Pattie P. Wells. For many years Mr. Wells engaged in the mercantile business, but of late years, conducted a real estate and loan business in partnership with R.L. Hardy, mayor of Monticello. It is said that he, more than any other man was responsible for bringing to this city, the Fourth District Agricultural School and the A.D. and N. Railroad. When the Chamber of Commerce was reorganized a few months ago, Mr. Wells was elected a member of the Board of Directors.

March 23, 1922 page 11 col 5:

Arkansas Boy Murdered:

Columbus, Ga., Mar. 22 - Fort Benning authorities still had been unable tonight to clear up the mystery surrounding the death of Pvt. Beal Sullivan, whose body was found yesterday in the Chattahoochee river, near Jakin, Ga. It was said at the fort today that he was last seen March 10 right after the men had been paid off and that another member of his company had given him some money to make purchases for him in Columbia. Sullivan's home, it was learned today, was in Monticello, Ark.

November 30, 1922 page 14 col 4, Wilmar, Nov. 29 - W.A. English, aged 68, restaurant proprietor here, died Sunday. He is survived by one son and two daughters.

Monticello, Sept 17 - With about 120 witnesses summoned, the number equally divided between state and defense, both sides, it is believed, will announce ready for trial tomorrow morning in the Drew Circuit Court, when Charles Johnson will answer a first degree murder charge. Johnson faces two indictments. He is alleged to have shot and killed J. Ellston Wood and Robert D. Wood. The killings took place Saturday morning May 13. Johnson has been in the county jail since that date, having been refused bond. The case has attracted much attention. The killing of J. Ellston Wood and his father is believed to have been an aftermath of the slaying of Baker by the younger Wood.

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