Selected Families and Individuals


Velmer Gellespie CLARK 1 was born 2, 3, 4 on 14 Sep 1899 in Alabama. He was baptized 5 in Jul 1923 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 3 on 18 Feb 1961 in Fountain Prarie, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried 3, 6 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Velmer married 2, 7 Kittie Virginia RILEY on 3 Mar 1923.

Kittie Virginia RILEY [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 20 Feb 1898 in Arkansas. She was baptized 3 on 12 Jul 1911 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died 4 in Apr 1981 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 5 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Kittie married 6, 7 Velmer Gellespie CLARK 8 on 3 Mar 1923.

Still living with parents in 1920.
Jan 1954:  residing in Hamburg, Arkansas
Obituary in the April 22, 1981 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Carrol Huey CLARK was born in Aug 1925. He died on 17 Nov 1966.
  F iii Mary Sue CLARK was born on 18 Sep 1927. She died on 10 Aug 1994.

Ransom "Dock" LOFTEN was born in 1851. The marriage ended in divorce. The marriage ended in divorce.

Susannah Manadaline WALDROP [Parents] 1 was born on 14 Aug 1848 in Alabama. She died 2 on 9 Aug 1885. The marriage ended in divorce. The marriage ended in divorce.

In 1880 Susannah was living in her father's home with her children (Carter TS, Ashley Co., Arkansas)

They had the following children.

  F i
Lula Vitha LOFTEN was born 1, 2 on 1 Oct 1869 in Arkansas.
  M ii
Samuel Lee LOFTEN was born 1 on 17 Dec 1870.
  M iii
William L. LOFTEN was born 1 about 1872 in Arkansas.
  M iv
Zachariah B. LOFTEN was born 1, 2 on 10 Oct 1872 in Arkansas.
  M v
James B. LOFTEN was born 1 about 1873 in Arkansas.
  F vi
Martha Ann LOFTEN was born 1 on 11 Mar 1874.
  F vii
L. Allie LOFTEN was born 1 on 27 Jul 1876.

Uriah LINDER was born 1 in 1835 in Mississippi. He died 1 in May 1879 2 in Bearhouse Twp, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. He was buried 1 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Uriah married 1 Elizabeth Ann Hasseltine WALDROP 4 on 15 Mar 1860 3 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 3.

Not listing in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, though one source has his burial there.

Elizabeth Ann Hasseltine WALDROP [Parents] 1 was born on 28 Dec 1841 in Alabama. She died 2 on 13 Aug 1873. Elizabeth married 2 Uriah LINDER on 15 Mar 1860 3 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 3.

They had the following children.

  F i
Florence LINDER was born 1 on 9 Mar 1861.
  M ii
John LINDER was born 1 in 1863.
  M iii
Samuel Uriah LINDER was born 1 on 10 May 1865 in Arkansas 2. He was baptized in 1879 3 in Central Baptist Church, Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. He died in 1882 3.
  M iv
William L. "Will" LINDER was born 1 in 1866 in Arkansas. He was baptized in Sep 1884 2 in Central Baptist Church, Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. He died 3 on 11 Aug 1900 4 in Berea, Ashley Co., Akansas 4. He was buried in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3.

In August, 1892, a "Willie Linder" joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church by letter in Ashley County, Arkansas.

From the Ashley County Eagle, August 16, 1900:
"Mr. Will Linder died in the Berea neighborhood last Saturday."
  F v
Mary Annie Hasseltine LINDER was born on 1 Jan 1869 in Arkansas 1.
  vi
Infant LINDER was born 1 in 1871.
  vii
Infant2 LINDER was born 1 in 1873.

Thomas LINDER was born 1 about 1843. Thomas married 1, 2 Hester Caroline WALDROP 3 on 26 Nov 1865 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Hester Caroline WALDROP [Parents] 1 was born on 7 Dec 1843 in Alabama. She died 2 on 12 Dec 1921. She was buried 3 in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Hester married 2, 4 Thomas LINDER on 26 Nov 1865 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Other marriages:
BENNETT, Joshua Andrew

In 1880 Hester was living with her father in Carter TS, Ashley Co. Arkansas.

They had the following children.

  F i
Martha Ann Victoria LINDER was born 1 on 30 Dec 1861 in Arkansas.
  M ii Richard Marion "Bud" LINDER was born on 8 Aug 1866. He died on 27 Mar 1907.

Joshua Andrew BENNETT was born 1 in 1830. He died 1 on 28 Nov 1893. Joshua married 1 Hester Caroline WALDROP 2 on 4 Nov 1888.

Hester Caroline WALDROP [Parents] 1 was born on 7 Dec 1843 in Alabama. She died 2 on 12 Dec 1921. She was buried 3 in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Hester married 2 Joshua Andrew BENNETT on 4 Nov 1888.

Other marriages:
LINDER, Thomas

In 1880 Hester was living with her father in Carter TS, Ashley Co. Arkansas.


Walter Emmett FARRAR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 10 Jun 1880 in Rawls, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. He died 4 on 24 Dec 1946. He was buried 4 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Walter married 5 Ethel L. HONEYCUTT about 1904.

From Walter's 1918 WW I Registration Card, he is noted as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and black hair.  At this time he resides in Rawls, Ashley Co., Arkansas where he is a farmer.

Ethel L. HONEYCUTT was born 1, 2 on 11 Mar 1883 in Arkansas. She died 2 on 18 Mar 1980. She was buried 2 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Ethel married 3 Walter Emmett FARRAR about 1904.

They had the following children.

  F i
Lois Virginia FARRAR was born 1, 2 on 19 Jul 1907 in Arkansas. She died 2 on 19 May 1984. She was buried 2 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.
  F ii Ella Avon FARRAR was born on 3 Sep 1910. She died on 3 Nov 2003.
  M iii
Thomas M. "Tom" FARRAR 1 was born 1, 2 on 12 Mar 1916 in Arkansas. He died 1 on 28 Dec 1976. He was buried 1 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Pvt. U. S. Army, World War II

William Fort RAWLS was born 1 on 16 Aug 1898. He died 1, 2 on 22 Aug 1975. He was buried 1 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. William married Ella Avon FARRAR.

Ella Avon FARRAR [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Sep 1910 in Rawls, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died 1 on 3 Nov 2003 in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 1 on 5 Nov 2003 in Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Ella married William Fort RAWLS.

Obituary excerpt from the Ashley County Ledger (Nov 5, 2003 edition):
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  Ella Avon Farrar Rawls, 93, of Crossett died Monday, November 3, 2003, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. She was born September 3, 1910, in Rawls to Walter Emmett and Ethel L. Honeycutt Farrar. She was a homemaker, a seamstress and a member of Meridian Baptist Church.
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They had the following children.

  M i
Jerry Allen RAWLS was born 1 about 1943. He died 1 about Aug 1983 in Shreveport, Caddo Pa., Louisiana.

Obituary published in the 17 Aug 1983 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.
  M ii Living.
  M iii Living.
  M iv William Robert "Bob" RAWLS was born on 12 Aug 1935. He died on 9 Nov 2006.

John Clark RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 30 Aug 1888 in Mist, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was baptized in Jul 1904 4 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. He died 2, 5 on 8 Feb 1941 in Drew Co., Arkansas. He was buried 2 in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. John married 3 Inez LOCKE after Jun 1917.

  From John's 1917 WW I Registration Card, he is described as "medium height and build with blue eyes and brown hair." At this time he is residing in Mist, Arkansas, with farming as his occupation.  (See "scrapbook" link with the multi-media edition of this report).
  Served as Ashley County Sherrif from 1927 to 1936 ["Reflections of Ashley County, p. 90]
  Obituary published in the 8 Feb 1941 edition of the Pine Bluff Commercial, p. 8.

Inez LOCKE [scrapbook] was born 1 on 28 Mar 1898. She died on 29 Jan 1969. She was buried 1 in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Inez married 2 John Clark RILEY after Jun 1917.

Last name from "Reflections of Ashley County," p. 376.

They had the following children.

  M i
John Clark RILEY Jr. [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 9 Feb 1919 in Arkansas. He died 1, 3 on 1 Aug 1943 in Benghazi, Libya. He was buried 1, 3 in Fort Scott National Cemetery, Kansas.

From David Moyers, Ashley County Ledger:
   Lt. John Clark Riley, 24, only son of John Clark and Inez Riley of Hamburg, was killed August 1, 1943, while serving as a pilot on a B 24 Liberator bomber. He was 24 years old at the time of his death. He had transferred from England to the North African front shortly before his death. The son of Mrs. Inez Riley and the late John C. Riley, a former Ashley County Sheriff and later an U. S. Marshal at Fort Smith, he graduated from Hamburg High School and attended the University of Arkansas for two years. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on April 3, 1941. After certification as an aircraft mechanic and crew chief, he completed initial flight training on November 10, 1942, and was certified as a four engine (B-24) pilot on January 19, 1943. He received his commission at Columbus, MS, in November, 1942.
   He also trained in Greenville and Jackson, MS. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant on April 20, 1943, and was sent to England with the "Traveling Circus," the 93 Bomb Group (Heavy). He was later detached to the "Pyramiders," the 98 Bomb Group (Heavy) at Benghazi, Libya. Shortly after taking off on his seventh mission, a raid on the Ploesti Oil Fields in Rumania, two of the four engines on the bomber failed. While the airplane was trying to return to base for an emergency landing, the plane crashed and burned, killing Lt. Riley and six other crew members.
   All seven were buried in the Fort Scott National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas. Memorial services for Lt. RIley were held at the First Baptist Church in Hamburg on Sunday, August 22, 1943.

  F ii Elizabeth "Beth" RILEY was born on 20 Dec 1920. She died on 2 Jan 1988.

Oscar Dean SMITH [Parents] was born 1 on 6 Feb 1890 2 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. Oscar married 3 Lelia ROBINSON on 23 May 1907 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Sometime between Oscar's 1907 marriage in Ashley Co., Arkansas, and 1917 he moved to Montgomery, Hamilton Co., Ohio, where he resided for his 1917 World War I draft registration.  At this time he is single, and noted as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and dark hair.  He is also noted as having 2 years of military service as a private in the infantry.

Lelia ROBINSON. Lelia married 1 Oscar Dean SMITH on 23 May 1907 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.


Living.

Living [Parents].

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