Selected Families and Individuals


Unknown KELLEY 1. Unknown married Martha E. STELL 2.

Martha E. STELL [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1842 3 in Mississippi. She died 3 in 1881. She was buried 3 in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Martha married Unknown KELLEY 3.


Arelius C. KILCREASE Sr. 1 was born 1, 2 in 1870 in Texas. He died 2 in 1951. He was buried 2 in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Arelius married Ophelia Georgey KELLEY 3.

Ophelia Georgey KELLEY 1 was born 2 in 1884 in Arkansas 3. She died 2 in 1966. She was buried 2 in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Ophelia married Arelius C. KILCREASE Sr. 3.

They had the following children.

  M i John William KILCREASE was born on 10 Sep 1910. He died on 12 Sep 1982.
  M ii Arelius C. KILCREASE Jr. was born about 1915. He died on 12 Jan 2001.

Jesse Dean RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 10 Nov 1890 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was baptized in Jul 1904 4 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. He died 5 on 14 Jan 1964 in Booneville, Logan Co., Arkansas 6. He was buried 6 in Oak Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Booneville, Logan Co., Arkansas. Jesse married 7 Francis KUHLS before 1930.

Other marriages:
CARPENTER, Claudia Grace
STEVENSON, Ella Louise

   Jesse was disposed toward being a medical doctor at an early age.  Allegedly he could point out every bone in the human body at age four, which was taught to him by his oldest brother James Robert.  At age 13 Jesse dropped out of school to work full time on the family farm.  At age 18 he was able to go to Little Rock to live with his brother James Robert and attend Little Rock High School, where he graduated in 1912.  From there he went to Tulane Medical School and graduated with honors in 1916.
   Jesse developed tuberculosis which became severe by the time of his graduation from Tulane.  Doctors thought he may be dead within a year of his graduation, and he returned home to Ashley County.  Jesse would later say it was during this time that God put upon him that he should apply himself toward treating tuberculosis victims.
   From Jesse's WW I Registration Card (about 1917), he is described as "medium height and stout build with brown eyes and dark hair."  At that time he was a medical doctor working in Montrose, Arkansas. His tuberculosis is also listed on the card.  (See the "scrapbook" link with the multi-media edition).  
    In 1921, Jesse took a position at the Southern Baptist Sanatorium at El Paso, Texas.  He became medical director there about 1923 and stayed there until 1930.  In 1924 Claudia would pass away, and about this time his parents came to stay with him helping to raise his three daughters.  In 1930 Jesse moved back to Arkansas, becoming medical director of the Arkansas Sanatorium at Booneville.  In 1934 he married Miss Louise Stevenson, with whom he adopted his daughter.  His health forced him to retire from the Sanatorium in 1955, but he remained superintendent ermitus for the institution.
    Jesse's obituary is published in the 13 January 1964 edition of the Pine Bluff Commercial, p. 10.
   [Much of this biography is adapted from those written by W. B. Riley and Blanche Riley Douglas, appearing in "Reflections of Ashley County," p. 370 and p. 371].

Francis KUHLS [Parents] 1 was born 1 about 1892. She died 1 on 19 Jul 1933 in Booneville, Logan Co., Arkansas. Francis married 1 Jesse Dean RILEY before 1930.

From Booneville (Arkansas) Democrat. Newspaper date: Thursday, 20 JUL 1933, page 1. (courtesy of Ken Oliver)
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Funeral Services Are Held for Mrs. Riley
   Local funeral services were held for Mrs. Francis Kuhls Riley, age 41, wife of Dr. J.D. Riley, superintendent of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium, at the First Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.  Services were conducted by Rev. Lee Nichols, pastor of the church.
   Mrs. Riley had been ill for about six days.  She was slightly improved Tuesday afternoon, but died Wednesday [19 JUL 1933] morning at 9 a.m. with an acute heart attack.  Other funeral services will probably be held Friday morning in Chicago.
   She was a member of the Episcopal church. She is survived by her husband, J.D. Riley, three step daughters, Helen Riley, Hazel Riley and Martha Riley. She is also survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Kuhls, two brothers, Walter Kuhls and Fred Kuhls, all of Hinsdale, Illinois, and one sister, Mrs. Esther Dent, of Downers Grove, Illinois.
   The body was taken to Fort Smith [Arkansas, approx. 40 miles northwest of Booneville,] immediately after the services here to entrain for Chicago, where the last rites were to be held Friday morning [21 JUL 1933.] Dr. Riley and Mrs. Riley's brother, Fred Kuhls, who had been summoned from his home in Hinsdale, accompanied the remains to Chicago.
   About three years ago, following the death of Dr. John Stewart, Dr. J.D. Riley was elected superintendent of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium, and Dr. and Mrs. Riley came to the Sanatorium from [El Paso,] Texas.  Dr. Riley formerly lived in Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas.
   Besides several hundred local people in attendance at the funeral services, there were about seventy-five employees of the Sanatorium present at the services Wednesday afternoon.
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Fred KUHLS 1.

He had the following children.

  F i Francis KUHLS was born about 1892. She died on 19 Jul 1933.

William Wilson "Will" STEVENSON 1. Will married Joanna Holland CAUTHRON 1.

Joanna Holland CAUTHRON 1. Joanna married William Wilson STEVENSON "Will" 1.

They had the following children.

  F i Ella Louise "Tine" STEVENSON was born on 4 Dec 1908. She died on 10 Oct 1984.

Living [Parents].

She had the following children.

  M i Living.

Living.

Living.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

Living [Parents].

Other marriages:
ANDERSON, Diane Elizabeth

Living.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

Living [Parents].

Living.


Living [Parents].

Living.

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