Main Street Ashdown

Ashdown Local News ~ 1912

Town Gossip

June 5, 1926 Little River News Article

June 8th, 1912
At a meeting of the stockholders of the Little River County Bank the following officers and directors were elected: J.T. Cowling, president; J.H. Wallace, Vice-President; Lon T. Jones, Cashier; J.L. Martin and Clifford Locke, Assistant Cashiers.
The Carey Davenport saw mill at Red Bluff was destroyed by fire Sunday morning.  The mill will not be rebuilt.
J.R. Bowles left last week for Jena, La., where he will have charge of a large lumber concern.  Mr. Bowles is a first class lumber man and will be able to deliver the goods. 
Dr. W.W. York has purchased a new automobile.  It arrived Tuesday and the doctor drove it about town like an old hand.  The machine is a Ford model.
The water was turned on Tuesday for the first time in the mains of the new system.  We will have plenty of good water now.
Contract has been let for graveling the street from the Little River County Bank to the Price Hotel
Call for your bread checks at the New England Bakery, 27 loaves for $1.00.
Miss Majel Quinn and Roscoe Wood have returned from Fayetteville where they have been attending the University of Arkansas.
O.D. Turner, G.A. Orton and C.N. Thill spent Wednesday and Thursday fishing on Little River.

T. F. Henson

Little River News

February 9, 1926

T.F. Henson Died Here Early Thursday

T.F. Henson, aged 79, died at the home of his son, Ed Henson, in the city at an early hour Thursday morning after an extended illness.  The deceased is survived by his wife, four daughters and one son.  The daughters are: Mrs. L.P. Beck, Mrs. J.A. Beck, and Mrs. John Gill all of this place, Mrs. O.E. George of Dallas, Texas, and the son, Ed Henson of this city.
Mr Henson had lived in this immediate section and at Texarkana practically all his life.  He was a good man and a highly respected citizen.
The funeral and burial was held at Hicks Friday afternoon, Rev. W.R. Brown of this place officiating. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church.

Thomas Franklin Henson
Born: 7/25/1852 Texas
Died: 2/4/1926. Ashdown, Little River County Arkansas

Parents:  Caswell M & Martha Elizabeth Stafford Henson
Spouse:  Eugenia Lucille Hammett
Married: July 9, 1878 Miller County, Arkansas
Children: William Edward, Laura Lanora,  Hattie Mae,  Katherine & Callie

Eliza Simpson Schuman

Foreman Sun



Mrs. Eliza Schuman, pioneer citizen of this community, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.E. Bowles, in this city Sunday, July 28, at 10 am at the age of 84 years.  She was born October 21, 1861.
Mrs. Schuman was the daughter of Daniel Simpson, who was the son of Samuel Simpson and Lady Jane Kidd of Annemount, Town of Keady, County of Armaugh, the ancestral home of the Kidds in Ireland.  Mrs Schuman’s mother was Mary Ann Lemons, the daughter of Dr. John Lemons of the County of Armaugh, Town of Keady, Ireland.  Mr. and Mrs. Simpson were married in 1841 and came to America by sail vessel, landing in New Orleans in 1841.  From New Orleans they came to Laynesport, Arkansas on Red River in 1844, where he did a merchandising business for a number of years.  He also had a store in Rocky Comfort, Arkansas, during the Civil War, and one on his farm near Indian Territory until his death in 1873.  His wife, Mary Ann Simpson, died in 1900.

Mrs. Schuman was one of eight children born to Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, and until her death was the last survivor.

Mrs. Schuman, nee Eliza Ellen Simpson, was married to Carl Schuman in 1877 at Rocky Comfort, Arkansas and to this union one child was born, Mrs R E Bowles of this city, who survives.  Carl Sanderson of Memphis Tennessee, a grandson, is the only other immediate relative surviving.  Mrs. Schuman was preceded in death by her husband in 1920.

Mrs. Schuman was the oldest pioneer resident of Rocky Comfort with the exception of Mrs. M B Taaffe.  She was a pioneer member of the Episcopal Church and during her early life devoted much time to the work of the church.

The esteem in which Mrs Schuman was held by her many friends and acquaintances was attested to by the beautiful floral offerings, although a request was made that no flowers be sent.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the St. Barnabus Episcopal church in this city, conducted by Father Carson, pastor of the St James Episcopal church of Texarkana.  Interment was in the Dollarhide cemetery under the direction of the Phillips Funeral Home of Ashdown.

Pallbearers were Bob Smith, Sam Seligson, Jimmy Taaffe, S D Matteson, Edward Hawkins and Eugene Ellis.

Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were Mrs. Lena White, Mrs Sam Sawyer, Mrs. Haizlip, and Miss Willa West of Idabel, Ok; Mrs. CL Dillahunty of North Little Rock, Arkansas and Mr and Mrs Carl Sanderson of Memphis, Tennessee.