Selected Families and Individuals


Searcy Duncan TAYLOR [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Mar 1882 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 1 on 5 Jan 1911. He was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. Searcy married 1, 3 Jeffie BREAZEALE 3 on 8 Jan 1905 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

1900: residing in household of brother, Jasper L. Taylor (Carter TS, Ashley Co., AR)
   From the January 12, 1905 Ashley County Eagle:
"Married Sunday, Jan. 8th, 1905, at the home of Mrs. M. E. Morse--Mr. Searcy Taylor to Miss Jeffie Breazeale, daughter to our constable, Mr. J. C. Breazeale; Mr. A. L. Caruth officiating.  Groom is the son of John Taylor."
   From the February 9, 1911 Ashley County Eagle:
"IN MEMORY OF SOV. S.D. TAYLOR: Sov. Taylor was born near Hamburg, Ark., on the 13th day of March, 1881, and died on Jan. 4th, 1911. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Taylor, and one of a large family, his being the first death to come to them. He is survived by father, mother, six brothers, five sisters, and wife and child, having married Miss Jeffie Brezeale on Jan. 8th, 1905. Sov. Taylor professed religion and joined the Baptist Church in August, 1910. He was a member of Beech Creek Camp 298, Woodmen of the World."
   Article from an unknown newspaper, 1911:
"The writer was called to Pleasant Grove Church, on last Friday, to conduct the funeral of Searcy Taylor.  The deceased was the son of Mr. J. A. Taylor, and one of a family of twelve children and the first death to occur in the family.  This fact and the suddenness of his going made the family almost inconsolable.  He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Beech Creek Camp W. O. W. No. 298 and Woodmen Circle No. 93.  The prepearation which he had made for his family, in the event of his death, shows that he was a devoted husband and father.  May great grace about toward the bereaved."

Jeffie BREAZEALE [Parents] 1. Jeffie married 1, 2 Searcy Duncan TAYLOR on 8 Jan 1905 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

Thomas Guy "Guy" DUCKWORTH [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born in Jul 1883 1, 6 in Arkansas 1. He died in 1976 5. Guy married 7 Myrtice Amelia TAYLOR 8 on 10 May 1908.

Other marriages:
COLE, Elizabeth Leone

Myrtice Amelia TAYLOR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 18 Mar 1884 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died 2 on 22 Feb 1917. She was buried in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. Myrtice married 2 Thomas Guy DUCKWORTH "Guy" on 10 May 1908.

   The photo in the print edition of this report is a crop of an original from the family records of Pearl Edith Taylor Hagen in possession of Herbert B. and Virginia Hagen.

They had the following children.

  M i Hildreth C. DUCKWORTH was born about 1910. He died before 2007.
  F ii Vivian DUCKWORTH was born about 1911. She died in 1967.
  M iii Kenneth I. DUCKWORTH was born about 1912. He died in 1977.
  F iv
Edith DUCKWORTH 1 was born on 2 Oct 1914 1, 2 in Arkansas 1. She died on 9 Jun 1920 2. She was buried in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.
  F v
Myrtice P. DUCKWORTH 1 was born on 1 Oct 1916 1, 2 in Arkansas 1. She died on 22 Dec 1920 2. She was buried in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.

Rhodes Dunnigan TAYLOR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 26 Aug 1900 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died on 21 Jun 1970. He was buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. Rhodes married 2 Mary HOLT on 30 Sep 1918.

   From Rhodes' 1918 WW I registration card, he is noted as being employed as a farmer by his father.  He is described as being of medium height and build with brown eyes and light hair.  The registratin card is dated on 18 days prior to his marriage to Mary Holt.

1940 and 1962:  residing in Crossett, Arkansas.

Obituary:
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Gazette State News Service.  CROSSETT -- Rhodes D. Taylor, aged 69, of Crossett died Monday.  He was a service station operator.  Survivors include his wife; a son, Raymond R. Taylor of Crossett; two sisters, Mrs. Otis Dogan of Little Rock and Mrs. Bill Hagen of Louisiana, and a grandchild.  Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Chapel here.  Burial will be at Hamburg Cemetery.
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   The photo in the print edition of this report is a crop of an original from the family records of Pearl Edith Taylor Hagen in possession of Herbert B. and Virginia Hagen.

Living.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Twyman H. TAYLOR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 26 Aug 1889 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 2 on 17 Nov 1962 3 in Lake Village, Chicot Co., Arkansas. He was buried 4 in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Twyman married 2 Eva Mae FARRAR on 2 Jan 1929.

1940:  residing in Lake Village, Arkansas.
Died at "Lake Village Infirmiry, Sat. morning at 1:20" (John A. Taylor Bible).
Obituary from November 22, 1962 newspaper article:
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   Services for Twyman Taylor Held Sunday.  Twyman H. Taylor, aged 73, of Hamburg died in Lake Villiage hospital, Saturday, November 17.  Mr. Taylor was a lifelong resident of Ashley county and had farmed before becoming disabled several years ago.
   He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the First Baptist Church, Hamburg.  Mr. Taylor was a member of the Promise Land Masonic Lodge and a honorary member of the Hamburg Lodge.  In appreciation for his many years of work in the Masonic order, including lecturing the rites, the Promise Land and Hamburg Lodge sent him through the consistory where he received this 32nd degree in Masonry.  He later became a Shriner.  Mr. Taylor was recently awarded the coveted 50-year Masonic membership pin.
   Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eva Mae Farrar Taylor; one brother, R. D. Taylor, Crossett; two sisters, Mrs. Otis Dugan, Little Rock; and Mrs. F. W. Hagen, Shreveport, La.
   Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church at 2:30 P.M. Sunday by Rev. J. W. Buckner and Rev. E. E. Griever.  Pallbearers were:  W. Z. Spencer, Carl Locke, Roy Vaden, Charlie Sawyer, Jack Barham, Charlie Bierbaum, W. C. Atkins and Roland Pruett.
   Burial was in the Hamburg cemetery with Masonic rites.  Jones Funeral Home was in charge.
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Eva Mae FARRAR [Parents] was born 1 on 27 Dec 1902 2 in Arkansas. She died 3 on 26 Mar 1977. She was buried 3 in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Eva married 4 Twyman H. TAYLOR 5 on 2 Jan 1929.


Edward Tully ALLEN [Parents] 1 was born on 11 Jan 1900 2. He died on 12 Jan 1998 2. He was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. Edward married 1, 4 Gurtha Myrtice TAYLOR 1, 3, 5 on 5 May 1927 in Crossett Camp, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

From the May 28, 1914, "Ashley County Eagle":
"Edward Allen spent the weekend with his grandfather, Mr. Robert Wallace."

From Edward's 1918 WW I Draft Registration Card, he is noted as being of medium height and slender build with blue eyes and light hair.  At this time he resides in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkansas, where he is employed at the saw mill for Crossett Lumber Company.

Gurtha Myrtice TAYLOR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 24 Dec 1906 5 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 5. She died on 5 Oct 1991 6 in Monroe, Ouachita Pa., Louisiana 3, 7. She was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3, 8. Gurtha married 1, 4 Edward Tully ALLEN on 5 May 1927 in Crossett Camp, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Note that the "Ashley County Tombstone Inscriptions" book lists Cross Road Cemetery as Gurtha's burial place, however she is actually buried in Pinewood Cemetery.  [Gurtha's son-in-law, via Viginia Hagen 2007]

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.

James H. MOSELEY 1 was born on 27 Nov 1902 1, 2. He died in Dec 1979 1, 2 in Jonesboro, Jackson Pa., Louisiana 2. He was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1. James married 3 Lattrice TAYLOR on 29 Jan 1933.

Lattrice TAYLOR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 5 Mar 1909 1, 2 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. She died in Aug 1982 3 in Jonesboro, Jackson Pa., Louisiana 3. She was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4, 5. Lattrice married 1 James H. MOSELEY on 29 Jan 1933.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

John Guice TAYLOR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born on 18 May 1913 1, 3 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 1. He died on 2 May 1984 4. He was buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. John married 3 Mary Willene DEAL on 16 Jul 1933.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Friedrich Wilhelm August "Bill" HAGEN 1, 2 was born in 1887 3 in Germany 4. He died in 1972 3, 5 in Shreveport, Caddo Pa., Louisiana 5. Bill married 6 Pearl Edith TAYLOR 7 on 27 Dec 1917 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.

Pearl Edith TAYLOR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 3 Sep 1891 3 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. She died on 13 Jun 1976 3, 4 in Houston, Harris Co., Texas 3, 4. She was buried in Centuries Memorial Park Cemetery, Caddo Co., Louisiana 3. Pearl married 2 Friedrich Wilhelm August HAGEN "Bill" on 27 Dec 1917 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas 5.

From the December 30, 1917, "Arkansas Gazette":
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Crossett, Dec. 29 - Miss Pearl Taylor of Hamburg and Will Hagen of this place were married yesterday near Hamburg at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Taylor. The Rev. Moffett Rhodes performed the ceremony. After a brief visit with relatives in Hamburg and Crossett, Mr. and Mrs. Hagen will make their home in Broken Bow, Okla.
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1940:  residing in Shreveport, Louisiana.
1970:  residing in Louisiana.

Marriage Notes:

Married in the P.M. "at home."

They had the following children.

  F i
Helen Louise HAGEN 1 was born in 1918 1. She died in 1918 1.
  M ii Herbert Byron HAGEN was born on 29 Jun 1921. He died on 21 Oct 2006.
  F iii
Edith Louise HAGEN 1 was born in 1925 1. She died in 1981 1.
  F iv
Mary Elise HAGEN 1 was born in 1925 1. She died in 1970 1.

Charles T. "Charlie" WHEAT [Parents] 1 was born on 4 Apr 1891 1, 2 in Arkansas 2. He died on 23 May 1926 1. He was buried in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1. Charlie married 3 Mary LaVada TAYLOR "Vada" 4 on 9 May 1917.

    Charlie was a conductor for the Arkansas Centeral Power Company, and later worked as a clerk in the Missouri Pacific Railway offices in Little Rock, Arkansas [Sep 28, 1923, newspaper article on death of Alene].

Mary LaVada "Vada" TAYLOR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 29 Nov 1896 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died on 18 Mar 1974 3 in Virginia 4. She was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas 3. Vada married 2 Charles T. WHEAT "Charlie" on 9 May 1917.

Other marriages:
Living

   From the May 30, 1912 Ashley County Eagle:
"Miss Vada Taylor, daughter of Mr. J.A. Taylor, sent to the Eagle office last week some fine samples of peaches and tomatoes grown and canned at home."
   1940, 1962, 1970:  residing in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Obituary from March 21, 1974:
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   Funeral for Mrs. LaVada Taylor Dougan, of 411 South Cedar Street, widow of Lee Otis Dougan, who died Monday, was today at Ruebel Funeral Home by Rev. Autin C. Denney.  Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park.
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   Vada died in Virginia while visiting her daughter Charlene Taylor Starnes [Virginia Tilleux Hagen notes].

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary Alene "Alene" WHEAT [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born on 24 Apr 1918 1, 2, 3 in Arkansas 1. She died on 23 Sep 1923 2, 3, 4 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas 4. She was buried in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3.

From an unidentified newspaper article:
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   Alene Wheat, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Wheat, 316 East Eleventh street, died in the City hospital at 11:45 o'clock Wednesday night, as the result of burns suffered late Wednesday afternoon at the home o fher parents.
   The child's injuries were suffered when a mass of crepe paper, some 15 yards long, with which she had draped herself while playing in the kitchen with her twin sister, Charlene, became ignited from an open gas stove.  Frightened when the blaze enveloped her, she rushed from the kitchen into the yar, and was terribly burned.
   Mrs. Wheat suffered severe burns about the hands in trying to extinguish the blazing paper.
   The paper had been used in decorating some of the rooms in the house and remnants had been left lying in th eketchen.  Alene draped herself in it, and pirouetting before her sister, danced too near the fire.  The paper caught the blaze at once.  The frightened child ran around the house to the front yard before Mrs. Whet, hearing her screams, could come to her aid.  A neighborhood youth helped Mrs. Wheat extinguishing the fire in the remnants of her clothing, with a wet blanket.  An automobilist who chanced to be passing took th echild and her mother to the hospital.
   Yesterday, standing beside the little white casket in which lay the body of her twin, little Charlene sobbed: "Porr little sister," she said, "Bless her little heart."
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  F ii Living.

John William "Willie" TAYLOR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 3 Dec 1887 3 in Near Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. He died 2, 4 on 30 Jul 1940 3 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. He was buried 4 in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. Willie married 2 Anna Mae CHAPMAN "Annie" on 25 Dec 1910.

   In 1910 Willie was residing in the household of his older brother, Searcy, in Ashley Co., Arkansas.
   From John's 1917 WW I draft registration card, he is noted as being self employed as a merchant.  He is described as being short and stout, with blue eyes and black hair.
   In 1930 John W. and Annie were residing in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Newspaper Obituary, 1940:
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   J. W. Taylor, age 52, prominent grocery merchant, died suddenly at his home here Tuesday morning.  He had been in ill health for a number of years.  He was born 5 miles east of Hamburg December 3, 1887, on the old home place.  He was a Master Mason, 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner and a member of the Hamburg Baptist church.
   Besides his wife he is survived by one son, T. B. Taylor; one daughter, Miss Virdelle Taylor, all of Hamburg; five brothers, C. W. Taylor, J. L. Taylor and N. R. Taylor of Hamburg, R. D. Taylor of Crossett and T. H. Taylor of Lake Village; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Gantry of Eudora, Mrs. Pearl Hagon of Shreveport, La., Mrs. Vadia Dougan of Little Rock and Mrs. Hellon Sampson of Vera ?ruz, N. Y.
   Funeral services were held at the Baptist church yesterday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. ?eese S. Howard of Hamburg, assissted by Rev. I. J. Brooks of Monroe, La., and Rev. C. E. Whitten.  Interment was in the Hamburg cemetery.  
    Active pallbearers were Messrs. Foster Taylor, Leslie Serrett, Searcy Wilcoxon, Leroy Higginbotham, Dr. ?. L. Mask, Dr. L. C. Barnes, Adrian McDonald, Guy Nolley.  Honorary pallbearers:  Messrs. J. A. Nolley, L. H. Nutter, H. M. Harrison, H. A. Dew, Chas. F. Carpenter, F. N. Pugh, ?. P. George, Tom Compere, W. E. Foote, Macon Dunn, L. T. Barnes, G. A. Carpenter, M. E. Sawyer, Dr. G. M. Easter, Fay Nolley, L. J. Serrett, Floyd Wheat, Sam L. Baird, Charlie Bierbaum, George Norman, John T. Norman, Dr. E. O. White, Y. W. Etheridge an dEaster Bennett.
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   The photo in the print edition of this report is a crop of an original from the family records of Pearl Edith Taylor Hagen in possession of Herbert B. and Virginia Hagen.

Anna Mae "Annie" CHAPMAN [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 11 Aug 1891 in Arkansas 3. She died 2 on 25 Dec 1959 in Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas. She was buried 2 in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Annie married 4 John William TAYLOR "Willie" on 25 Dec 1910.

Newspaper obituary from December 31, 1959:
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Services Held for Mrs. J. W. Taylor, Sunday at 2 p.m.
   Mrs. Annie Mae Taylor, aged 68, well known Hamburg matron, died in a Lake Village hospital, Friday, December 25th.  She was the widow of the late J. W. Taylor, prominent Hamburg merchant for many years.  Mrs. Taylor was a lifelong resident of Ashley county.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Eastern Star.
   Mrs. Taylor is survived by one daughter, Miss Virdelle Taylor, Hamburg; two brothers, Bernice and Joe Ed Chapman, Hamburg; three sisters, Mrs. L. D. Wicker, Vicksburg, Miss., Mrs. E. G. Butterick, Lockesburg, Mrs. Marvin Kelley, Hamburg; three grandchildren, William Knox Taylor, U. S. Navy; Mrs. O. D. Miller, Arrington, Va., and Miss Barbara Ann Taylor, Dallas, Texas.
   Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Hamburg, at 2 p. m. Sunday, by Rev. E. E. Griever.  Pallbearers were:  William Claud Kelley, John Titus, Robert Ragland, Van Carpenter, Carl Locke and Louie Gene Foote.  Honorary:  Leroy Higginbotham Sr., S. A. Wilcoxon, Sr., W. T. Higginbothbam, Dr. A. G. Talbort, Dr. J. H. Burge, A. P. Jenkins, Billy Foote, Eugene Walker, Guy Wallace and Arthur Kelley.  Burial was in the Hamburg cemetery with Jones funeral Home in charge.
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They had the following children.

  M i Thurman B. TAYLOR was born on 25 Dec 1910. He died on 22 Dec 1940.
  F ii
Virdelle TAYLOR was born about 1914 1 in Arkansas 2. She died on 10 Jan 1975 1. She was buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1.

Obituary:
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   Miss Virdelle Taylor, aged 60, of Hamburg died Friday, January 10.  Miss Taylor was a bookkeeper and clerk for the Sterling Store in Hamburg.  Miss Taylor was the daughter of the late J. W. and Annie Chapman Taylor, an early Ashley County couple.
   Miss Taylor has been secretary of the Margaret Chapter of the Eastern Star for 35 years.  She had also served as Matron, Grand Representative and Deputy Gran Lecturer of the Eastern Star.  Miss Taylor was a member of the First Baptist Church.
   Survivors include one nephew, William Knox Taylor, Carmel, Calif.; two nieces, Miss Barbara Taylor, Dallas, Texas and Mrs. Sue Miller of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
   Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m., Sunday by the Reverends Raymond Carpender and Raymond Atwood.  Pallbearers were W. T. Higginbotham, Charles Ray Summerland, Searcy Wilcoxon, Jr., Mike Shell, Frank Taylor, Morril Harriman and Ray Brown.  Burial was in the Hamburg cemetery with Jones Funeral Home in charge.
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