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Surname: Harrell

Biography of L. S. Harrell

Noteworthy among the active and enterprising citizens of Hawkinsville and Pulaski County is Lou Stephen Harrell. He is ever using his means and influence to advance the various worthy objects connected with his community. Mr. Harrell was born August 30, 1878. His ancestry on both sides can be traced beyond the sixteenth century. Among the pioneer settlers of Pulaski County, his Harrell and Mitchell ancestors are outstanding, having engaged in the Revolutionary War and the War Between the States. His father, Benjamine Hamilton Harrell, married Mary Obedience Mitchell. It is interesting to know that his Harrell grandparents were: Wright W. Harrell, who married Sara Ann Hamilton; Levi Harrell, who married Elizabeth Holt; and Levi Harrell (Revolutionary soldier), who married a Mrs. Cole. His Mitchell grandparents were: Richard D. Mitchell, who married Louisa Gordon Phelps; Stephen Mitchell II, who married Margaret Vass; Stephen Mitchell (Revolutionary soldier), born in Ireland, who married Celia Batts, born in Scotland, and came to Georgia, establishing a home near Heard’s Bridge in Washington County. Their great-grandson, Richard Mitchell and Louisa G. Phelps, married in Pulaski County, July 15, 1846. The Harrells settled in Pulaski, coming from Ansen County, North Carolina. Mr. Harrell grew up on the Harrell plantations in Pulaski and Dodge Counties, receiving his education in Dodge County and Eastman. He moved to Hawkinsville in 1902, engaging in an extensive lumber business. He was...

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Biography of Dempsey S. Harrell

DEMPSEY S. HARRELL. The name of this gentleman is a familiar one throughout Searcy County, Arkansas, and is synonymous with the farming interests of his section. There is no one who illustrates more fully in his career the unbounded energy and activity of the agriculturist than does he, and the magnificent farm of 700 acres, of which he is the owner, is one of the finest lying pieces of ground in this section of the country. He has resided on and been the owner of this land since 1887, and has 247 acres under cultivation. He first saw the light of day in Hardin County, Tennessee, February 16, 1830, a son of E. D. and Mary (Whaley) Harrell. who were natives of the Old North State, the former being a son of David and Celia (Davis) Harrell, North Carolinians also. The Harrells are of Irish extraction, and the family tree first took root on American soil when three brothers of the name came to this country and were among the very first settlers of North Carolina. Some of the early members of the family were soldiers in the Revolutionary War, notably the great-grand-father and the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, the service of the former extending throughout the entire struggle, during which time he was wounded four times. David Harrell was in the cavalry service during the...

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Oliver Harrell

Private, Ordnance, 81st Div., 306th Ammunition Train; of Northampton County; son of W. T. and Mrs. Martha Jane Harrell. Entered service March, 23, 1918, at Rich Square, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Sailed for France Aug. 25, 1918. Arrived in USA June 22, 1919, at Charleston, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., June 25,...

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Harrell, Thomas Andrew Sr. – Obituary

T. A. Harrell, Sr., dies Sunday. Well known Valley farmer passes away at age of 82, leaves many relatives. . Thomas A. Harrell, Sr., 82, well known in the valley where he has farmed for 16 years, passed away early Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jessie Cates. Mr. Harrell had been in poor health for a year, but his illness became serious only within the last week. Mr. Harrell was born in Tennessee in December, 1843, and he lived in that state until 16 years ago this spring when he came to Kittitas valley where he became interested in a small ranch on the West Side. The deceased is survived by four sons, T. A. Harrell, Jr., Luther Harrell, and Steve Harrell, all of Ellensburg, and Herbert Harrell of Alhambra, Cal.; eight daughters: Mrs. W. T. Rutledge, Mrs. John Morefield, Mrs. Jessie Cates, Mrs. Will H. Packwood, Mrs. Felix Prater, Mrs. Frank Springer; all of Ellensburg, and Mrs. Ellie Hansley of Churchill, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Barrett in Tennessee; two half sisters, Mrs. Bessie Corner and Mrs. Beulah Martin of Pocatello, Idaho, and two half brothers, Ernie Harrell and Emil Harrell, both residing in the East. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Christian Church, the Rev. Max E. Wilson, pastor of the Thorp Christian Church officiating. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Harrell, Julia Derrick – Obituary

Valley Pioneer Dies on Monday. Mrs. Julia Harrell Resident of the Valley for 16 years dies after brief Illness. Mrs. Julia Harrell, 70, wife of T. A. Harrell, Sr., West Side rancher, passed away at her home Monday afternoon August 24, 1925 at 2:30, following a brief illness due to heart failure. Mrs. Harrell, with her husband and family, came to Ellensburg in 1909 and had lived on a ranch on the West Side ever since. She was born April 16, 1855, at Rogersville, Tenn. On December 25, 1871, she was married to Thomas A. Harrell and 11 children were born to them. Besides her husband, Mrs. Harrell is survived by Mrs. William Packwood, Mrs. Felix Prater, Mrs. Frank Springer, Tom Harrell, Jr., Luther Harrell and Steve Harrell, all of Ellensburg; Mrs. M. E. Hensley of Churchill, Tenn., and Herbert Harrell of Los Angeles. She also leaves three step daughters in Ellensburg, Mrs. William Rutledge, Mrs. Jessie Kates and Mrs. Russell Morefield, 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 from the Christian Church in Ellensburg, the Rev. Max Wilson of Thorp, officiating. Interment took place in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Harrell, Herbert – Obituary

Herbert Harrell, 39, former valley resident, died at Laramie, Wyoming, Wednesday, September 14 [1938]. Born at Rogersville, Tenn., August 5, 1899, he came west with his parents in the spring of 1909. Her parents settled in the Kittitas Valley and he received his education in the Ridgeway and Thorp schools. He was married to Eula Mundy April 27, 1917. The family moved to California in 1923, residing there until 1933 when they moved to Wyoming. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Juanita, Louise and Bernadine; seven sisters, Mrs. W. T. Rutledge, Mrs. J. R. Morefield, Mrs. Jesse Cates, Mrs. W. M. Packwood, Mrs. F. G. Prater, and Mrs. Frank Springer of Ellensburg, and Mrs. M. E. Nensley; and four brothers, T. A. Harrell, Luther Harrell and Steve Harrell of Ellensburg, and Gail Harrell of Pasadena, Calif. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Honeycutt Chapel. Rev. Floyd Brown had charge. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Harrell, Thomas Andrew Jr. – Obituary

Thomas Andrew Harrell, 71, died today March 2, 1959 at the Valley General Hospital. He had been seriously ill for a week but has been in failing health for some time. He was born in Rogersville, Tenn. And came to the Kittitas Valley where he has been a rancher since 1904. He married Miss Maxie Taylor here in 1908. Following her death, he subsequently married Miss Alice Poskey who has also passed away. He is survived by his present wife, Mrs. Esther Harrell and by a daughter, Mrs. Louise Fleming now a resident of Ellensburg formerly of Seattle. He leaves two grandsons, Richard and...

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Harrell, Alice Edna Poskey – Obituary

Mrs. Alice Edna Harrel, 64, died at her home on the Thorp highway at 10:30 a.m. today January 19, 1952 following a long illness. She was born in the state of Kansas and came to Kittitas Valley from Seattle in 1915. She was married in Ellensburg to Tom A. Harrel, September 4, 1925. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Harrel farmed in the Badger Pocket area prior to moving to their West Side ranch six years ago. She is survived by her husband and by a stepdaughter, Mrs. Louise Fleming of Seattle, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Page of Ellensburg and Mrs. Rubie Mansfield of Spokane; her mother, Mrs. Ada Schroder of Ellensburg, and two grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday, January 22, at 2 p.m. in the Honeycutt-Evenson Chapel, with the Rev. Dan Rueb officiating followed by burial in the IOOF...

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Harrel, Edward Hamilton – Obituary

[The obituary was bound and some words are in the binding. Missing words are shown as …] Edward Hamilton Harrel, fatally injured when the automobile which he was driving turned turtle on the Dollarway on the afternoon of Sunday, April 28, died at the general hospital this morning [May 14, 1918] at 12:20 o’clock. Death was caused by a fracture at the base of the skull…from the first only slight hopes had been held out for his recovery. Yesterday it was known that there was no hope of recovery, and practically all of the relatives here were gathered at the beside at the time of his death. Mr. Harrell had not been wholly conscious any time since the accident. He had lived in the valley for the last 16 years and was one of the most prosperous and well known residents. The accident from which his death resulted was one of the most serious Ellensburg has ever known and the community was …stirred by it. Mr. Harrel was born in Tennessee 43 years ago and had been a farmer all his life. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Besides his wife, Mr. Harrel is survived by five children, Arlie, Willie, Ervan, Claude and Ella, ranging in age from seven to 20 years. Four brothers, Thomas, Luther, Stephen, and Herbert and eight sisters, Mrs. W. T. Rutledge, Mrs....

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