Alton at the Airfield

I was toolin' around the Internet today and came across an article published by the Delta Dunklin Democrat, a newspaper from Dunklin County, Missouri. The article recounted the 75th anniversary celebration of Malden Army Airfield on 1 September 2018. William Alton Bohannon, a World War II veteran (and my third cousin once removed), was present…

End of the War to End all Wars

One hundred years ago: My great uncle, Private William Thomas Graham, was serving in France with Company F, 348th Infantry, 87th Division. The division was under orders for service at the front lines and was actually in movement when peace broke out on November 11th at 1100 hours, bringing an end to World War I.

On My Wife’s Passing…

In May of 2017, my wife Ashli died at the age of 45. A few times I tried to write about it here, to share the tragic news with my cousins that read this journal. I thought that writing about it would help me to deal with it, but I couldn’t do it then. The…

Obituary for Alvin Jesse Graham

Published in the Appeal-Democrat of Sutter County, California from 2 June to 3 June 2018. Alvin Jesse Graham Alvin Jesse Graham went to be with his Lord on May 30, 2018 at the age of 92. Born in Marshall, Arkansas on August 20, 1925, he was the third of four children to Cornelius Jesse Graham…

Civil War Survey

The Department of Arkansas Heritage is conducting a survey regarding the establishment of a Civil War museum. Below is the email they sent: Good Morning! Act 921 of the Regular Session of the 91st General Assembly directed the Department of Arkansas Heritage to conduct a feasibility study concerning the establishment of an Arkansas Civil War…

Obituary for John Martin

Originally published in the Harrison Daily Times of Harrison, Arkansas. John Martin Oct. 29, 1934 – March 4, 2017 John Henry Martin[1], of Marble Falls, passed from this life on Saturday, March 4 (2017) at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. He was 82 years old.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.…