Obituary for Virgil Cornelius Bohannon

This obituary for Virgil Cornelius Bohannon was published in the Marshall Mountain Wave on 13 October 1977. Neal Bohannon Died October 6 Virgil Cornelius (Neal) Bohannon, age 66, died at his home on October 6. He was born in Searcy County February 5, 1911, a son of the late Patrick and Mollie Bohannon[1]. He was…

The Many Wives of Patrick, Part 3: Mary Frances Graham

It was late January 1903, and Patrick Bohannon had just buried his second wife Mary Frances Wilbanks, whom he called “Fannie” with affection.  Patrick soon found solace with Mrs Mary Frances King, née Graham, a young widow who had lost her husband and two sons in the Indian Territory a couple of years earlier.  The…