Location: Quitman Arkansas

Biography of William M. Garner

WILLIAM M. GARNER. This gentleman is a substantial citizen of Quitman, Arkansas, of which city he has been a resident since 1858. His uncle, W. W. Garner, was the first resident of the town, having located there in 1856. William M. Garner was born in Lawrence County, Arkansas, in 1844, his father, Isaac C. Garner, having been a native of South Carolina. On coming to Arkansas he first located in Jackson County, then moved to Lawrence County and finally settled in Scott County, where he died. He was a farmer and stockraiser and in 1854 took a drove of stock across the plains, the journey to California occupying ten months. He sold his herd and returned home via the Isthmus of Panama, and here, in 1856, he was called from life at the age of forty-two years. His first wife, who lived but a few months after their marriage, was a Miss Williams and his second wife was Elnora Garner, who is still living at the age of seventy-three years. She is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, as was her husband. Of six children born to them three are now living: William M.; Mrs. Sarah Leigh, of Choctaw, Arkansas, and Mrs. Mary T. Allen, who resides at Sugar Loaf, Sebastian County, Arkansas. The subject of this sketch received his education in an old-time log school house of...

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Biography of Robert Dow England

ROBERT DOW ENGLAND. In no line of commerce or in no professional calling are the requirements more exacting than in the vocation followed by the druggist, and among the efficient men engaged in that business in Quitman, Arkansas, is Robert Dow England, who conducts an attractively and neatly fitted store which is stocked with a superior line of fresh drugs, medicines, chemicals, toilet articles, etc., which will compare favorably with any similar establishment in the county. He owes his nativity to Faulkner County, Arkansas, where he first saw the light January 18, 1860, a son of John and Lovesta (Hamilton) England, both of whom were born in East Tennessee. The mother is now a resident of Quitman, Arkansas, but the father died in 1871, at the age of fifty-five years. He was a farmer by occupation and his eldest son was in the Confederate service. Robert Dow England was among the youngest of a family of thirteen children, and his literary ‘education was acquired in Quitman College. After assisting his mother on the farm for some time he became a dry goods salesman, at Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, and later was associated with the drug business at Greenbrier. In 1886 he became proprietor of a drug establishment in Quitman. In 1884 he was married to Miss Eugenia Hall, by whom he has four children, three of whom are now...

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Biography of W. J. Hornbarger

W. J. HORNBARGER, M. D. The value to any community of a professional man is not marked merely by his learning and skill, his proficiency in medical and surgical practice, but also by his character, both private and professional, his honorable adherence to medical ethics and his personal integrity and benevolence of purpose. These characteristics are combined in Dr. W. J. Hornbarger of Heber, Arkansas, and it is with pleasure that a short sketch of his life is here given. He was born near Quitman, Cleburne County, Arkansas, January 25, 1860, his parents being Washington and Jane (Hood) Hornbarger who were born, reared and married in Henderson County, Tennessee. They came to what is now Cleburne County, Arkansas, in 1859 and at the breaking out of the great Civil War the father joined an Arkansas regiment of infantry for the Confederate States Army, was later captured, and died while in the Federal prison at Little Rock. His widow survived him but a short time, when she, too, passed away and the subject of this sketch was then taken by his grandfather, J. E. Hornbarger, with whom he made his home for some time. About six years since the grandfather was called from life, at the extreme old age of about ninety years. In the common schools of his native county Dr. W. J. Hornbarger received his initiatory training, after...

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Biography of Adam Guthrie, Jr., M. D.

ADAM GUTHRIE, JR., M. D. This gentleman is an exceptionally successful and popular physician of Quitman. He is scholarly and well informed in every branch of his profession, is intelligent and well posted on all matters of public interest and stands well in the community, both as a citizen and as a professional man. His father, Adam Guthrie, Sr., is a native of Nelson County, Kentucky, his birth occurring near Bardstown in 1826. In his veins flows sturdy Scotch blood and from his Scottish ancestors he has inherited many of his most worthy traits of character, being industrious, thrifty and “canny.” They have been prominent in the history of Kentucky and are still classed among the first people of that State or in whatever locality they have chosen as their home. Adam Guthrie, Sr., was given excellent educational advantages in his youth, is an accomplished and profound scholar and is a graduate of the Medical Department of the University of Louisville. In 1852 he went to Dallas, Tex., where he remained for some time, then came to Arkansas and located in Van Buren County. In 1861 he was married to a Miss Bradley, who is now dead, and Adam Guthrie, Jr., is the only fruit of this union. The latter was educated in Quitman College, under the supervision of his father, and acquired a very thorough knowledge of the...

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Biography of Hon. William L. Thompson

HON. WILLIAM L. THOMPSON. This gentleman affords in his life and its success another evidence that industry, economy and integrity constitute the keynote to honorable competency. His walk through life has been characterized by the strictest probity and he has at all times manifested exceptional business ability and foresight. Popular, efficient and faithful would be the verdict passed upon the character and the official standing of Mr. Thompson by any good citizen of Cleburne County of whom the question might be asked, and that he is deserving of these titles is well known. He is a native of the State in which he now lives, his birth having occurred in Arkansas County August 1, 1861, and is a son of Rev. Zachariah and Abigail (Freeman) Thompson, who were born in Louisiana, New Orleans being the mother’s birth-place. The father was a traveling Methodist Episcopal minister, a member of the Little Rock Conference, and became a presiding elder. He died at De Witt, Arkansas, in 1867, at the age of forty-seven years, and the mother died in 1888 when about fifty-seven years of age. After the death of Rev. Thompson she married Rev. R. H. Sanders, also a Methodist minister. William L. Thompson was fifteen years of age at the time he left his native county, and for some time thereafter he clerked in a store and worked on a...

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Parker, Flora ‘Inelda’ Jones Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Flora ‘Inelda’ Parker, 82, a longtime Baker City resident, died Dec. 20, 2000, at her daughter’s home. Her funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Ralph Holcomb of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Mrs. Parker was born Jan. 19, 1918, at Quitman, Ark. She attended school there. She married William Richard Parker on June 26, 1943. They were married for 46 years. Mrs. Parker lived in Baker City for 57 years. She loved gardening and had a beautiful lawn and flower garden. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Joseph Daniel Parker, and his wife, mary, of Mount Vernon, Wash.; her daughter, Eula (Jane) Treanor and her husband, Claude, of Baker City; her stepson, Ronald Parker, and his wife, Sharon, of Pendleton; her sister-in-law, Mae Taylor of Tucumcari, N.M.; her grandchildren, Dustin Parker, Chantz Parker, Rich Treanor, Sheila Hill, Steve Parker, Cindy Clark, Gus Hancock, Laura Reed and Mike Hancock; her great-grandchildren, Shelby and Kristen Hill, Kevin, Rebekah and Mikaylah Treanor, Tyson, Amber and Meranda Clark, Pam, Mandy, Melanie and Rachel; several great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very special...

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