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1917 Little River Baptist Association Minutes ~ Obits

3rd Annual Meeting of Little River Baptist Association

Minutes of the Third Annual Meeting of the Little River Baptist Association at Ashdown, Arkansas on October 12,13 and 14, 1917

Page 16-17
Report on Obituaries:
We your committee on Obituaries report. From the reading of the letters of the church that ten brethren and sisters have been called from time to eternity, to wit:
Sisters & Brothers: Robert Brown, Mary Bill Webb, J.B. Jones, Ben Boyd, Rena Gordon, R.J. Bettis (Deacon), J.T. Holt, J.T. Cowling, H.L. Majors and R.H. Parker.

We extend our heartfelt sympathies and prayers in the bereaved. Knowing God's ways and dealings with his children are just and right. We all bow in humble Submission to his will.

Committee: J.C. Powers, J.H. Barkman, and Charles H. Parks.

LRCGS, 2007

1905 Obituaries

1905 Obituaries 
Little River News 
September 15, 1905

J.R. O'Neil- one of our most prosperous farmers from Little River County, died at his home near Hick's School house last Friday afternoon of swamp fever, an illness of about nine days.  Mr. O'Neil came to this county from Hempstead County about 2 years ago.  He leaves a wide and six children to mourn his death.  The remains were buried Saturday afternoon by the Woodmen of the World.  We extend our sympathies to the bereaved family. 

James Morgan- James Morgan was killed Tuesday in DeQueen 
Dr. A.B. Bishop of this county received a telephone message Tuesday to inform him of the fatal accident to James, the 15 year old son of the late Dr. R.S. Morgan.  James was up a tree when he accidentally fell to the ground, sustaining injuries from which he died. 

Mrs. M. Clampit- "Resolution of Respect" from the Women's Home missionary Society of Richmond on the death of Mrs Clampit, who departed this life August 28, 1905.  "Whereas, God in his unerring wisdom has seen fit to call from us, one so full of faith and good works, and who, by herdaily walk and conversations, endearing herself to all who know her.  Therefore be it Resolved, that we sincerely deplore the loss of our friend and co-worker, yet in so doing acknowledge therein the hand of all the wise and merciful; Father, who ever "Chasteneth those whom he loveth." 

September 22, 1905 
Green Holsten Mosely.  U. Mosely of this city received a letter from Mrs. Holsten Mosely informing him of the death of her husband of New Orleans of yellow fever on Wednesday of last week.  He had been at New Orleans about two years and leaves wife and one child to mourn his death.  (Note: The Little River News mentions here that the following was taken from a New Orleans newspaper.) 
Green H. Mosely, an estimable young resident of the lower coast, died to the prevailing fever.  He had taken ill about a week ago and though all that was possible was done in his behalf, he succumbed.  
The deceased was but a few days lacking 24 years and a native of Ashdown.  His parents dead, and his near relatives live in Arknasas. 
Three years ago, Mr Mosely came to Algiers and entered the government service at the naval station in a clerical position.  At the time of his death, he was chief clerk to Naval Contractors Roberts of the department of construction and repair, and was regarded as a thoroughly competent and most capable attache. 
A little more than a year ago, he married Miss Edna Percella Gersdorf, daughter of Capt.  Gus Gersdorf, of the lower coast, who, with a baby girl, survives him.  He was a thorough gentleman and was esteemed by all with whom he came in contact, particularly hgis fellow employees of the Naval Station. 
To the heartbroken wife, sincere sympathy is extended in this hour of bereavement.  The funeral was held this morning at 10 am from his residence, No 1500 Patterson St., and internment at Algiers with Rev. W.S. Slack of Mt Olivet Episcopal Church officiating.  

Miss Pearl Chewning- daughter of Will Chewning, died at the residence of Mr and Mrs George Chewning in this city.  She died yesterday of consumption. 

Jordie McCord- son of Mr and Mrs P.M. McCord, died at the residence of his parents near Hick's School house yesterday morning of swamp fever.  

Will Thomas- a colored man of Ben Lomond was killed at Wilton last Tuesday night by being run over by a K.C. work train.  Both legs and hands were cut off. 

Albert Craddock- shot by his brother George Craddock, of Mt. Ida.  The brothers were principal owners of the mill and mercantile business at Silver City.  Shooting was over business matters. 

September 29, 1905 

W.H. Potts- committed suicide at DeQueen last Friday night by hanging himself to a rafter in the second story of the new school building.  An inquest was held by Justice Merideth, the jury returns a verdict of death by suicide.  A letter taken from the pocket of the deceased and signed by him attribute this act to domestic trouble.  Mr. potts was about 60 years of age and leaves a wife and several small children.  He was a former resident at Pine Prairie, in this county, and moved to DeQueen about 2 months ago and opened a boarding house.  The remains were brought to this place last Saturday night and were buried at Richmond Cemetery Sunday afternoon. 

October 13, 1905 
Capt. A. Kyle age 75 died at Hempstead County.  He was an old landmark of the county and had lived at Washington and Hope together for over 50 years.  He was marshall at Hope for a number of years.  He married Miss Belle McLain.  Capt. Kyle leaves a wife, daughter, Mrs. White Brasell,; son, Jesse of Dallas, Tx.  He had a good war record under Gen Cabell, was a staunch Democrat and had many warn personal friends.  He will be buried here tomorrow. 

October 20, 1905 

George W. Orton, died at Mena.  He was laid to rest in old cemetery here on August 22, 1905. 

Col. W.L. Whitaker a promionent and well known citizen of Texarkana, died at St. Louis last week. The remains were shipped to Texarkana for burial.  he had been a resident of Texarkana for many yearts having gone there when the city was but a little village, and has been identified with many industries.  It was mainly through his efforts that the Kansas City Southern was built into there. 

November 3, 1905 

Mrs. M.A.T. Fomby- died yesterday in this city.  Burial will be tomorrow.  She was the mother in law of W.H. Furlow.  

November 10, 1905 
Frank Henry- a conductor who had charge of a work train on the KCS was killed by his train in Horatio, 40 miles north of here, on November 6.  He leaves a wife and two children who reside in Texarkana. 

November 17, 1905 

Mrs. Dollarhide, wife of Judge JS Dollarhide, died at her home in Rocky Comfort Monday at age 74.  She was one of the oldest settlers of this county and her many friends will be grieved to learn of her death. 

David Locke- the little son of Mr Frank Locke of this city died at the home of his grandparents, Mr and Mrs DB Coulter at Folmina Monday after a short illness.  Little David had spent the summer with relatives in Indiana and his father had brought him home.  he went to visit his grandparents and was attacked with throat trouble to which he was subject.  Everything that could be done was done to relieve him, but of no avail.