The Death of Noah B. Hayes

Tuesday, 4 February 1941, Noah B. Hayes was killed in a tragic accident on Highway 60 near Morehouse, Missouri. The Sikeston Herald, a newspaper in nearby Sikeston, Missouri, recounted the incident two days later, thusly: Crash Fatal to Gray Ridge Man Chest Pierced by Timber Loosened from Trailer. Struck by a flying timber loosened from…

Arkansas & Missouri 1940 Census Index Released

Ancestry.com has completed and released a searchable index of the 1940 United States Census for the states of Arkansas and Missouri. I did a quick search for Grahams from Searcy County, Arkansas and got a number of good results in both Arkansas and Missouri.  You can search their index for free by visiting http://www.ancestry.com/1940-census.

WW2 Records Free At Fold3 In April

To help celebrate the release of the 1940 United States Census on its sister site Ancestry.com, Fold3 is offering free access to its collection of records from the Second World War until 30 April 2012. Check out their collection here: http://go.fold3.com/wwii/

An Account of Searcy County, Arkansas

The following account of Searcy County, Arkansas is quoted from a book with the incredibly long title of  The Province and the States – A History of the Province of Louisiana Under France and Spain, and of the Territories and States of the United States Formed Therefrom, Volume VII, published in 1904. Searcy county, formerly…

87th Division’s WWI History

I’ve been browsing the Internet to find a more in-depth picture of what the 87th Division was doing during their time in France during the First World War.  While there are a plethora of sites that recount the division’s Second World War history, in which they participated in various combat campaigns, there is little in…