C. C. HUDSON. Many of the most active and enterprising residents of Newton County are natives of the same, and have here spent the greater part of their lives. In them we find men of true loyalty to the interests of this part of the State who understand as it were by instinct the needs, social and industrial, of this vicinity, and who have a thorough knowledge of its resources. They are, therefore, better adapted to succeed here than a stranger could be and are probably without exception warmly devoted to the prosperity of their native place. Mr. C. C.
Location: Madison County AR
DR. JOHN BOLINGER. In pursuing the very important and noble calling of medicine, Dr. John Bolinger has met with a degree of success that is flattering in the extreme. He has not only shown that he is well posted in his profession, but that he can practically apply his knowledge. As a natural consequence his services have been greatly in demand, and he is kept busy most of the time. The great-grandfather on the father’s side was of German origin and was one of the first settlers of Madison County, Arkansas His son, Frederick Bolinger, grandfather of our subject, came
Prof. B. R. Garrett, son-in-law of Dr. Elam, was born in the vicinity of where he now lives April 20, 1858, a son of T. H. and Henrietta (Hinson) Garrett, and grandson of Thomas Garrett, who died in Tennessee a few years ago. T. H. Garrett was born and reared in that State, and in 1852 became a resident of Arkansas, the journey being made by wagon, and from that time until he was killed in 1864 he was engaged in tilling the soil in this county. Being exempt from army service he remained at home and was killed by
DUTTON J. REYNOLDS. Dutton J. Reynolds, county clerk, is one of the most efficient, faithful and painstaking officers Stone County has ever had, and in discharging the functions of his office, he has shown the utmost courtesy to all with whom he h as come in contact, and has won innumerable friends. He is a product of the Blue Grass State, born in Jackson County September 9, 1861, and the son of Thomas H. and Margaret (Jones) Reynolds. The father was born in Owsley County, Kentucky, about 1830, of English descent, and of a prominent old Kentucky family. His father,
JOHN MURPHY. This prominent farmer and stockraiser of Harrison township, Boone County, Arkansas, was born in Miller County, Missouri, January 7, 1838, and probably inherits much of his push and energy from his Irish ancestors, his great-grandfathcr Murphy having been a native of the Emerald Isle. The latter came to America after the Revolutionary War and settled in the Palmetto State, where his last days were spent. His wife was a native of Wales. His son, John Murphy, grandfather of subject, was born in South Carolina, but at an early date settled near Murfresboro, Tennessee, where he died when his
JOHN A. BUNCH. This gentleman is the receiver of public moneys in the Government Land Office at Harrison, Arkansas, and is a native of this State, born in Newton County, September 15, 1860, a son of Capt. Larkin and Eliza (Maxwell) Bunch, the former of whom was born in Overton County, Tennessee, a son of Nathaniel Bunch, who came to Arkansas in 1840, and made a home for himself and family in the northwest corner of Newton County, being one of the first to settle in that region. He also was a native of Tennessee, and was a soldier in
HON. JAMES H. MURPHY. In scanning the lives and enterprises of the citizens of Newton County, it is interesting to note the exercise of enterprise in every walk of life. James H. Murphy, one of the prominent farmers and stockraisers of Jackson Township, Newton County, Arkansas, is a native of Madison County, Arkansas, born in 1840, to the union of John J. and Perlinda (Davis) Murphy, both natives of Tennessee, the father born in Giles County about 1813, and the mother in Maury County in 181I. When quite young the father went to Johnson County, Illinois, where he met and
ANDREW J. BOLINGER, a merchant at Grant, Bowen Township, Madison County, Arkansas, was born near Cumberland Gap, Claiborne County, Tennessee, June 6, 1822, and is a son of Fred and Polly (Hunter) Bolinger. His grandfather, Fred Bolinger, was a native of Pennsylvania, and went to North Carolina, and from there to east Tennessee, with a family of twenty children, seventeen of whom lived to maturity. He then removed from Tennessee to Illinois, and nine years later went to Arkansas, dying in War Eagle Township in 1840. His widow died soon after in her ninetieth year. Fred Bolinger, Jr., grew to
CAPT. JAMES H. SALLEE. This gentleman is a Protestant Methodist minister and a farmer of Ozark County, Missouri, and as a citizen, neighbor and friend is highly spoken of by all who know him. He owes his nativity to Madison County, Arkansas, where he was born April 10, 1833, a son of Arany Shasteen and Martha (Greene) Sallce, who were born in Indiana in 1811 and in Illinois in 1821, respectively. Their marriage was celebrated in Schuyler County, Illinois, soon after which they removed to Marion County, Arkansas, where they lived a few years, then returned to the Sucker State.
Dies at Stayton Mrs. A. J. Ward passed away at her home in Stayton, Oregon September 05, 1967. Margaret Jane Everett was born on June 30, 1883 in Madison County, Arkansas to the late William and Catherine Presley Everett. She was Married to Albert J. Ward on may 04, 1902 in Alabam, Arkansas and came west with him in 1910, at which time they settled in Wallowa county, where they owned and operated a store. They sold their business in 1941 and moved to Portland, Oregon, where Mr. Ward died on Sept. 15, 1946. Two children predeceased their parents. In