Wartime Dispatches: Departure & Arrival of the Chicago

This Associated Press article appeared in the Daily Herald on 27 February 1919.  William Thomas Graham was a soldier in Company F, mentioned herein. SOUTHERN TROOPS SAIL FROM FRANCE Units of Eighty Seventh Division Composed of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi Men. Washington, Feb 27.—Forty-six officers and 100 men comprising headquarters of 1st and 3rd Battalions…

Obituary: William A. Watts

I found this obituary in the 12 April 1902 edition of the Marshall Mountain Wave newspaper.  I’m not exactly certain which William A. Watts this was, as there were a few of them. Wm A. Watts Wm A. Watts of Red River, died on the 27th ult.[1]  Uncle Bill was one of the first settlers…

Ancestor Fair: Lessons Learned

I learned a few things at the Ancestor Fair, and not necessarily about my family tree! I have a tendency to keep to myself.  So at the genealogy swap meet, I probably didn’t get as much information as I could have if I had been more open with folks.  At the Graham reunion, I spent…

How I Spent My Arkansas Vacation

A couple of weeks ago I took a week’s vacation from work so that I could attend the North Arkansas Ancestor Fair and the Graham family reunion, both in Marshall, Arkansas.  This will be a recap of the highlights. Travellin’ Down Left Chicagoland and drove south.  Our goal the first day was simply to travel…

Obituary: Callie (Watts) Graham

Originally published in The Marshall Republican on Thursday, 2 October 1958. Callie Graham, Wife of Jesse Graham, Died Mrs. Callie Graham, aged 64, wife of Jesse Graham, died Saturday.  The family had resided in the Rambo and Watts communities for a number of years. Mrs. Graham was born October 18, 1893.  She professed faith in…

Obituary: John Henry Graham

I came across the following obituary and “card of thanks” in the genealogy section of the Searcy County Library.  It was originally published in the Marshall Republican, 3 May 1946: John Henry Graham John Henry Graham, age 75, died at his home near Rambo, Searcy County, Wednesday, April 24.  He was a well known farmer…