Selected Families and Individuals


James Arthur "Art" TROTTER [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 1, 2, 3, 4 on 15 Sep 1890 in Calhan, El Paso Co., Colorado. He died 4 on 8 Feb 1952 in Los Angeles Co., California. Art married 5 Mona KRISS about 1924.

Other marriages:
GRAY, Nina G.

  James Arthur Trotter, "Art", was born 15 September 1890, in Calhan, Colorado.  Art was the youngest of four children born to James Sr. and Ida Trotter.  In 1900, Art was living with his parents in Otero Co., Colorado.
   Around April 1910 at the age of 19 Art married Nina Gray. They are noted as newlyweds in the 1910 census and residing at 524 Colorado Ave in Ordway, Colorado. (At the time, Ordway was still part of Otero county, and later became Crowley county).  James' older brother Charles also lived in Ordway, just two streets over on Otero Ave in a boarding house.  By 1912, Art and Nina had made their way to Kansas, where in 1912 their first child, Gertrude was born in Neosho county.  According to Gertrude's birth certificate, Art was a "farmer" at the time.  
    They would not reside there long, for the following year they would move to Douglas, Arizona.  From Art's 1917 World War I draft registration card, they are known to be residing at 1530 21st Street in Douglas, Arizona. At this time, Art is working as a smelter craneman, employed by Phelps Dodge at the Copper Queen Branch as part of the copper mining industry.  (Nina's younger brothers were also in Douglas with them at this time, with Bob living with them).  Although mining was a prevalent industry in the west during this time, it's of interest to note that Art intentionally or not somewhat followed in his father's footsteps, as he also worked at mining when he was about Art's age (in Utah, 1880).  From Art's WW I registration card, he is known to have been "tall and slender" with "brown eyes" and "light hair".  It is also seen that he has a "weak right leg and foot being broken in 3 places."  Art and Nina stayed in Arizona through at least October of 1918 when their third child, Delbert was born.
  By 1920 the family had moved again, and from the census they are renting a home at 1934 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, California (see the scrapbook page of the multimedia edition of this report for a photo of the probable lot where the house was).  Art is still employed as a crane operator, now supporting the shipping industry.  At about this same time, Art and Nina are separated (it is known that Nina had remarried by 1921).
  Art remarried to Mona Kriss about 1924, and around 1926 Art and Mona had a son, they named James, which was also the name of Art's first son with Nina.  (Nina moved out of the southern California area and had custody of the children--see Nina's biography).  In 1930 Art and Mona resided in Los Angeles, California, where they owned a home at 206 E. 112th Street (see the scrapbook page of the multimedia edition of this report for a photo of the area).  At this time Art was employed as an auto mechanic.  
   Art died 8 February 1952 at the age of 61 in Los Angeles county California.

Living.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

John M. BROWN 1 was born 1 in Dec 1830 in Mississippi. John married 1 Sarah UNKNOWN 1 about 1861.

Sarah UNKNOWN 1 was born 1 in Jan 1834 in Mississippi. Sarah married 1 John M. BROWN 1 about 1861.

They had the following children.

  M i William Edgar BROWN was born on 12 Jan 1868. He died on 30 Nov 1949.

John Cullen GRISWOULD 1, 2 was born 3 on 22 Feb 1833 4 in Alabama. He died 3 on 17 Feb 1891. He was buried 4 in Griswould Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. John married Anne WILKERSON 1, 2, 3.

Moved to Ashley County in 1875 from Alabama (Ashley County Eagle, May 26, 1904).

From the September 5, 1889, "Ashley County Eagle":
"J. C. Griswould is pushing completion of his home in Bearhouse."

Anne WILKERSON 1, 2, 3 was born 1 on 27 Nov 1836 4 in Georgia. She died 3 on 23 Apr 1904 in Pine Prarie, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 4 in Griswould Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Anne married John Cullen GRISWOULD 2, 3.

From the February 13, 1902 "Ashley County Eagle"
"Berea: Mrs. J.C. Griswould, her daughter, Miss Ora, with her grandsons, Messrs. Clitton and Prentiss Smith, all of Pine Prairie, visited here Sunday."

From the May 26, 1904 "Ashley County Eagle"
"...The other mother was Mrs. Anne Griswould, wife of J.C. Griswould, deceased. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.W. Smith of Pine Prairie, April 23rd, 1904, in her 68th year, leaving one brother, Mr. Tom Wilkerson of Mist, two sons, four daughters, and many grandchildren to mourn. She was the mother of 11 children. She was born in Ala., and moved to Ashley County in 1875, member of the Methodist Church, ready to respond to every call of her church, her children, her neighbors, and her God."

They had the following children.

  M i John A. GRISWOULD was born about 1864.
  F ii
Katherine GRISWOULD 1 was born about 1865 1 in Alabama 1.
  F iii
Minnie L. GRISWOULD 1 was born about 1868 1 in Alabama 1.
  M iv
Reuben GRISWOULD 1 was born about 1870 1 in Alabama 1.

Excerpt from the January 16, 1902, "Ashley County Eagle":
"Mr. Reuben Griswould visited Grant Co., and brought back a cousin, Miss Lula Rutherford. (Berea)"
  F v Sarah Margaret "Sallie" GRISWOULD was born on 3 Nov 1870. She died on 26 Feb 1953.
  F vi
Florence Elizabeth GRISWOULD 1, 2 was born in 1872 1, 2 in Alabama 1. She died in 1885 2. She was buried in Griswould Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.
  M vii
James GRISWOULD 1 was born about 1874 1 in Alabama 1.
  F viii Mattie L. GRISWOULD was born in Jul 1875.
  M ix
Willie W. GRISWOULD 1 was born 1 on 4 Mar 1879 2 in Arkansas 2. He died 1 on 27 Sep 1898. He was buried 1 in Griswould Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Ragel Laron "Laron" SMITH [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3, 4 on 23 Mar 1911 in Arkansas. He died 4 on 13 Nov 1986. He was buried 4 in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Laron married 4 A. Juanita HAYES "Juanita" 4, 5 on 24 Dec 1936.

A. Juanita "Juanita" HAYES [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 1 on 13 Oct 1921. She died 2 on 21 Jan 2006 in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 2 on 24 Jan 2006 in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Juanita married 1 Ragel Laron SMITH "Laron" on 24 Dec 1936.

Obituary excerpt from the 25 January 2006 Ashley County Ledger
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   Juanita Smith, 84, of Hamburg, died Saturday, January 21, 2006, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Hamburg and the Martinville community most of her life, she was a homemaker and volunteered at the Hamburg Nursing Home for 16 years. She was a member of the Martinville Baptist Church and loved to fish.
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A note that Juanita's last name is given as Watkins in "Reflections of Ashley County" [p. 271]

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  M iv James Edward SMITH died before Jan 2006.

Herman F. SMITH [Parents] 1 was born 1, 2 on 8 Nov 1906 in Arkansas. He died 1 on 17 Aug 1988. He was buried 1 in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Herman married 1 Doris STELL 1 on 3 Mar 1929.

Doris STELL [Parents] 1 was born 1 on 31 Jan 1912. She died 1 on 19 May 2004. She was buried 1 in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Doris married 1 Herman F. SMITH 1 on 3 Mar 1929.

They had the following children.

  M i Charles Herman SMITH was born on 10 Oct 1933. He died on 21 Feb 2005.

Robert Alfred FARRAR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 23 Jun 1908 in Arkansas. He died 1 on 19 Nov 1971. He was buried 1 in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Robert married Helen C. UNKNOWN 1.

Helen C. UNKNOWN [scrapbook] 1 was born 1, 2 on 29 Jan 1917 in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died 1, 2 on 12 Dec 2003 in North Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. She was buried 1 in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Helen married Robert Alfred FARRAR.

Obituary excerpt from the Ashley County Ledger:
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  Mrs. Helen C. Farrar, 86, of North Little Rock, who was born January 29, 1917 in Crossett, died Friday, December 12, 2003, at the Lakewood Plaza Nursing Center in North Little Rock. A resident of North Little Rock since 1987 after living in Hamburg for many years, she was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and retired from the Department of Human Services in 1979. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock and a former member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church.
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They had the following children.

  F i Unknown Female FARRAR died before Dec 2003.

Living.

Unknown Female FARRAR [Parents] 1 died 1 before Dec 2003. Unknown married Robert HALL "Bob".

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Living [Parents].

Living.


Living.

Living [Parents].


Pleasant YOUNG Jr. [Parents] was born 1 on 16 Oct 1888 in Arkansas. He died 2 on 7 Dec 1923. He was buried 3 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Pleasant married Alpha Omega BURCHFIELD 4, 5.

Alpha Omega BURCHFIELD [Parents] 1, 2 was born 1 about 1894 in Mississippi. Alpha married Pleasant YOUNG Jr..

They had the following children.

  F i
Bessie YOUNG 1, 2 was born 1 on 2 Dec 1909 in Arkansas 3. She died 1 on 8 Jun 1910. She was buried 1 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas.
  M ii
Herman G. YOUNG 1, 2 was born 1 in 1911 in Arkansas. He died 2 in 1961. He was buried 2 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas.
  M iii Living.
  M iv Living.

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