Selected Families and Individuals


George Thomas WILLIAMSON [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 28 Aug 1908 1 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 1. He died 2 on 16 Jan 1971. He was buried 2 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. George married 2, 3 Ora JUDKINS on 4 Apr 1930.

From the February 22, 1906 "Ashley County Eagle":
"Mr. and Mrs. Williamson of Berea were presented with a 13 pound boy last week."

Ora JUDKINS [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 4 Jul 1910 3 in Drew Co., Arkansas 3. She was baptized in 1925 4 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. She died 5 on 13 Dec 1979 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 6 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Ora married 4, 6 George Thomas WILLIAMSON 7 on 4 Apr 1930.

Obituary in the Dec 20, 1979 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.

They had the following children.

  M i John David WILLIAMSON was born on 28 Jan 1931. He died on 30 Aug 1999.
  F ii Living.
  M iii Living.
  M iv Living.
  M v Living.
  F vi Living.
  F vii Living.

James William "Jim" VANHORN 1, 2 was born 1 on 19 Oct 1896. He died 1, 2 on 2 Oct 1927 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried 1 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Jim married 3 Bertha E. RILEY on 19 Dec 1924.

Bertha E. RILEY [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 8 Nov 1899 in Arkansas. She was baptized in Aug 1909 4 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. She died 5, 6 on 13 Jul 1977 in Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas. She was buried 3 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Bertha married 7 James William VANHORN "Jim" 3, 8 on 19 Dec 1924.

Worked at the T. B. Sanatorium in Booneville, Arkansas, from 1932 to 1963 (Reflections of Ashley County, p. 386).

Obituary published in the July 21, 1977 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Norman Melville WELLS [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 16 Aug 1893 in Athensville, Greene Co., Illinois. He died 4 in Oct 1968 in Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas. He was buried 5 in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Norman married 6 Lillie Pearl RILEY on 1 Jun 1919 in Berea, Ashley Co., Akansas.

  From Norman's WW I Registration Card, he is noted as having "medium height and a slender build" with "black hair and blue eyes."  At this time he is residing in Valley Junction, Drew Co., Arkansas and is a farmer.  (See the "scrapbook" link with the multi-media version of this report).
  Norman would later serve in WW I, where he was injured.  He later became a farmer and produce salesman in Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas.

Lillie Pearl RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 18 Nov 1896 in Arkansas. She was baptized in Aug 1908 3 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. She died 2, 4 on 11 Jun 1974 in Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas. She was buried in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 5. Lillie married 6 Norman Melville WELLS on 1 Jun 1919 in Berea, Ashley Co., Akansas.

Obituary published in the June 20, 1974 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.

They had the following children.

  F i
Norma Mildred WELLS 1 was born 1 in 1920. She died 1 in 1920.
  M ii Living.
  F iii
Helen Laverne WELLS [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 9 Mar 1923 4 in Springdale, Washington Co., Arkansas 4. She died on 2 Oct 2008 4 in Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia 4.

Obituary excerpt from the "Ashley County Ledger"
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   A memorial service will be held for Hamburg native Dr. Helen Laverne Wells on Saturday, November 8, at 10 a.m. at Promise Land Baptist Church. She died October 2, 2008, while a patient in Montgomery County Hospital in Blacksburg, VA, after receiving injuries during a fall in her home. She was born March 9, 1923, in Springdale to Norman Melville and Lillie Pearl Riley Wells, then attended elementary school and graduated from high school in Hamburg.
   Helen was a graduate of the University of Arkansas with an undergraduate degree and a master's degree in home economics. She received her Ph. D. in housing from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She taught housing at several universities, including the University of Arkansas, Iowa State University, Oregon State University and the University of Nevada, but spent her latter years at Virginia Tech University. She retired from there in 1992. During her career, she also spent two years teaching in India, sponsored by the Ford Foundation.
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  iv
Infant WELLS was born 1 in 1926. Infant died 1 in 1926.
  M v Living.
  F vi Joyce Lynell WELLS was born on 31 May 1931. She died on 2 Dec 1983.
  F vii Living.
  M viii Living.

Living [Parents].

Virginia R. RILEY [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 2 Nov 1922 in Arkansas. She died 1, 4 on 9 Oct 1998 in Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas. Virginia married 5 J. Floyd SCOTT on 30 May 1944.

Married Floyd while he was home on leave from the Army (Reflections of Ashley County, p. 375).

Obituary published in the Oct 14, 1998 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.

They had the following children.

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

Living.

Jeanette Rolfe RILEY [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 20 Aug 1913 in Arkansas. She died 2, 3 on 5 Jan 1972 in Warren, Bradley Co., Arkansas. Jeanette married Unknown TUCKER.

Other marriages:
Living

Obituary published in the Jan 13, 1972 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.


S. Oscar EVANS 1, 2 was born on 23 Mar 1893 2. He died 1 on 11 Oct 1957. He was buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. S. Oscar EVANS married 1 Mary RILEY on 3 Mar 1950.

Mary RILEY [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 16 Dec 1905 in Arkansas. She died 2, 3 on 13 May 1965 in Warren, Bradley Co., Arkansas. Mary married 2 S. Oscar EVANS 2, 4 on 3 Mar 1950.

A school teacher for several years in Hamburg, Arkansas. (Reflections on Ashley County, p. 376).

Obituary published in the May 20, 1965 edition of the Ashley County Ledger (no obit, pg. 1).


Walter David LOONEY [Parents] was born 1 on 27 Jun 1872 in Freestone Co., Texas. The marriage ended in divorce. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
MCGLASSON, Cordelia Mae

Mary Ann MARSHALL was born 1 in Mar 1881 in Texas. The marriage ended in divorce. The marriage ended in divorce.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.
  M iii Living.
  M iv Living.
  v Living.
  F vi Living.

Jesse Alexandra LOONEY [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 22 May 1851 in Arkansas. He died 3, 4 on 12 Feb 1933. He was buried 5 in 1933 in Lost Creek Cemetery, Brown Co., Texas. Jesse married 5, 6 Americus Maclentine SUDDETH 2 about 1887 in Brown Co., Texas.

Other marriages:
SCARBOROUGH, Idelia M.

Americus Maclentine SUDDETH 1 was born 2, 3 on 25 Apr 1863 in Texas. She died 2 on 20 Jan 1940. She was buried 2 in 1940 in Lost Creek Cemetery, Brown Co., Texas. Americus married 2, 3 Jesse Alexandra LOONEY about 1887 in Brown Co., Texas.

They had the following children.

  F i
Jessie H. LOONEY was born 1 in Sep 1889 in Texas.
  F ii Myrtie M. LOONEY was born in Jun 1892.
  M iii
James A. LOONEY was born 1 in Dec 1893 in Texas.
  M iv William F. LOONEY was born in Dec 1895.
  F v
Leatrie(sp?) L. LOONEY 1 was born 2 in Apr 1898 in Texas.
  F vi Living.
  F vii Living.

Living [Parents].

He had the following children.

  F i Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].

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