Selected Families and Individuals


Floyd Hawkins RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 25 Feb 1915 in Fountain Hill, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was baptized on 1 Aug 1927 3 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. He died 2 on 17 Dec 2003 in Sacramento, California from heart attack. He was buried 2 on 3 Jan 2004 in Placerville Cemetery, El Dorado Co., California. Floyd married 1 Esther Evelyn COX "Evelyn" on 10 Apr 1988.

Floyd resided at 2757 16th St. in 1944 4 in Richmond, Contra Costa Co., California 4.

Other marriages:
FRENCH, Annis Oberlin
HOLDER, Myrtle Virginia

Obituary excerpt (Ashley County Ledger):
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  Floyd H. Riley, 87, was born at Fountain Hill on February 25, 1915, and died at Sacramento, CA, on December 17, 2003, of a heart attack. He attended schools in Fountain Hill and Hamburg and was raised on the family farm near Berea. He was a descendant of early Ashley County settlers James Cooper Riley (great grandfather) who help lay out the town of Hamburg and Joseph Holmes Riley, (grandfather) who served as county judge. A farmer at heart, he also was a carpenter, shipwright, office machine repairman and merchant. During the depression, he worked for the W.P.A. in Jerome. During World War II, he worked for Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, CA. During the early 1950s, he moved his family to South Lake Tahoe where he and his wife Oberlin established Tahoe Office Supply. After selling Tahoe Office Supply in the mid 1970's, Floyd worked for the Livermore, CA, school district until he retired.  He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, of which he was active as a deacon and elder. He was also a former member of the Kiwanis Club, Nature Club and Camera Club. Floyd enjoyed fishing, hunting, CB radio, and his computer.
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Esther Evelyn "Evelyn" COX 1 was born 1 on 20 Sep 1916. She died on 19 Dec 1993 2. Evelyn married 1 Floyd Hawkins RILEY 1 on 10 Apr 1988.


Floyd Hawkins RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 25 Feb 1915 in Fountain Hill, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was baptized on 1 Aug 1927 3 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. He died 2 on 17 Dec 2003 in Sacramento, California from heart attack. He was buried 2 on 3 Jan 2004 in Placerville Cemetery, El Dorado Co., California. Floyd married Myrtle Virginia HOLDER on 11 Apr 1994 4.

Floyd resided at 2757 16th St. in 1944 5 in Richmond, Contra Costa Co., California 5.

Other marriages:
FRENCH, Annis Oberlin
COX, Esther Evelyn

Obituary excerpt (Ashley County Ledger):
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  Floyd H. Riley, 87, was born at Fountain Hill on February 25, 1915, and died at Sacramento, CA, on December 17, 2003, of a heart attack. He attended schools in Fountain Hill and Hamburg and was raised on the family farm near Berea. He was a descendant of early Ashley County settlers James Cooper Riley (great grandfather) who help lay out the town of Hamburg and Joseph Holmes Riley, (grandfather) who served as county judge. A farmer at heart, he also was a carpenter, shipwright, office machine repairman and merchant. During the depression, he worked for the W.P.A. in Jerome. During World War II, he worked for Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, CA. During the early 1950s, he moved his family to South Lake Tahoe where he and his wife Oberlin established Tahoe Office Supply. After selling Tahoe Office Supply in the mid 1970's, Floyd worked for the Livermore, CA, school district until he retired.  He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, of which he was active as a deacon and elder. He was also a former member of the Kiwanis Club, Nature Club and Camera Club. Floyd enjoyed fishing, hunting, CB radio, and his computer.
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Myrtle Virginia HOLDER 1 was born 1 on 12 Jan 1919. She died on 7 Sep 2003 2 in Yountville, Napa Co., California 3. Myrtle married Floyd Hawkins RILEY 1 on 11 Apr 1994 2.



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 Claudia Grace CARPENTER.

Other marriages:
KUHLS, Francis
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].

Claudia Grace CARPENTER [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 8 Aug 1894 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. She died 1 on 3 Aug 1924 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. She was buried 5 in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Claudia married Jesse Dean RILEY.

  Claudia was born at the "old homestead" at Hamburg, Arkansas, where her dad John Gregory Carpenter built the home for his wife Maude.  [Helen Riley Hebel and Robert G. Hebel]
  Claudia married Jesse Dean Riley when he was attending Medical School at Tulane.  The "ran off" together to get married.
(An alternate birth year of 1893 possible [Promise Land Cemetery Listings]).

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Hazel RILEY was born on 13 Oct 1919. She died on 5 Jul 1981.
  F iii Martha RILEY was born on 20 Aug 1921. She died on 9 Dec 2003.

Living [Parents].

Other marriages:
Living

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.
  F iii Living.

George Gunter RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3, 4, 5 on 30 Dec 1893 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 5 on 14 Aug 1986. He was buried 3 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. George married 1 Willie Eva SMITH "Eva" on 10 Oct 1920.

According to George's 1917 WW I Registration Card, he was of "medium height and build" with "blue eyes and light brown hair."  At this time he resides in Hamburg and is employed by Ashley County as a "Tractor Driver?" (illegible).  (See the "scrapbook" link in the multi-media version of this report).

Willie Eva "Eva" SMITH [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 27 May 1898 in Arkansas. She died 2 on 25 Apr 1934. She was buried 2 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Eva married 4 George Gunter RILEY on 10 Oct 1920.

They had the following children.

  M i George Gunter RILEY Jr. was born on 6 Sep 1921. He died on 26 Jul 1999.
  M ii
Jasper S. RILEY [scrapbook] was born 1 on 27 Dec 1922. He died 1 on 5 Mar 1923. He was buried 1 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.
  F iii Eva Jean RILEY was born on 19 Aug 1928. She died on 13 Jun 1981.
  M iv Robert Randolph "Bobby" RILEY was born on 12 Jun 1930. He died on 1 May 2005.

Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.

Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.

H. Bevlie JUDKINS [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 2, 4, 5 on 12 Aug 1878 in Arkansas. He died 2 on 20 Dec 1900. He was buried 2 in Old Gilliam-Cotham Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. H. Bevlie JUDKINS married 5 Dora UNKNOWN about 1895.

Dora UNKNOWN was born 1 in Aug 1877 in Mississippi. Dora married 1 H. Bevlie JUDKINS 2, 3, 4 about 1895.

They had the following children.

  F i
Era JUDKINS was born 1 in May 1896 in Arkansas.
  F ii
Mollie B. JUDKINS 1, 2 was born 1 on 12 Jun 1898. She died 1 on 14 Aug 1898. She was buried 1 in Old Gilliam-Cotham Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas.
  F iii
Trilla P. JUDKINS 1 was born 1, 2 on 27 Aug 1899 in Arkansas. She died 1 on 14 Nov 1900. She was buried 1 in Old Gilliam-Cotham Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas.

Thadeous J. "Thad" JUDKINS [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 29 May 1856 in Alabama. He died 3 on 14 Jul 1892. He was buried 3 in Collins Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Thad married Q. Ann UNKNOWN.

Other marriages:
JOHNSON, Ophelia

Q. Ann UNKNOWN was born 1, 2 on 29 Nov 1852 in Alabama. She died 2, 3 on 6 Jun 1887. She was buried 3 in Old Gilliam-Cotham Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Q. Ann UNKNOWN married Thadeous J. JUDKINS "Thad".

They had the following children.

  F i Elsie Mae JUDKINS was born on 6 Dec 1883. She died on 25 Oct 1972.

John L. JUDKINS [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 23 Oct 1857 in Alabama. He died 3 on 6 Jan 1939 4 in Drew Co., Arkansas 4. He was buried 3 in Judkins (aka Hughen) Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. John married 5 Mary Joe HUGHEN 2 about 1880.

Mary Joe HUGHEN [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 13 Dec 1862 in Arkansas. She died 3 on 2 Nov 1924. She was buried 3 in Judkins (aka Hughen) Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Mary married 2 John L. JUDKINS about 1880.

They had the following children.

  F i Lula JUDKINS was born in Sep 1880.
  F ii Jennie JUDKINS was born in Sep 1881.
  M iii Thomas Pierce JUDKINS was born on 15 Jan 1886. He died on 24 Oct 1950.
  F iv Willie Belle JUDKINS was born in Jul 1888.
  M v
John W. JUDKINS was born 1, 2 in Jan 1890 in Arkansas.
  M vi
William C. JUDKINS was born 1, 2 in Mar 1891 in Arkansas.
  M vii
Wesley JUDKINS 1, 2 was born 1 on 22 Jan 1892 2 in Midway, Drew Co., Arkansas 2.

From Wesley's 1917 WW I Draft Registration Card, he is noted as being of medium height and build, with gray eyes and black hair.  At this time he is single and residing in Midway, Drew Co., Arkansas where he is farming.

  M viii
Henry C. JUDKINS was born 1, 2 on 5 Nov 1894 in Arkansas.

From Henry's 1917 WW I Draft Registration Card, he is noted as being of medium height and build with brown eyes and brown hair.  At this time he resides in Midway, Drew Co., Arkansas where he is farming.

  M ix Living.
  M x Dewey H. JUDKINS was born on 24 Jun 1902. He died in May 1986.
  M xi Living.

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