Selected Families and Individuals


Living.

Stella Mary DOUGLASS [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 19 Dec 1897 in Rains Co., Texas. She died 2 on 17 Sep 1986 in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Stella married 1 Unknown ARCH WASHINGTON on 3 Nov 1919.


John M. WATT 1 was born 2 in Mar 1859 in Arkansas. He died 3 before 1910. John married 1 Francis M. MILLER 1 on 9 Jul 1890 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Francis M. MILLER 1 was born 2 in Jul 1860 in Arkansas. Francis married 1 John M. WATT 1 on 9 Jul 1890 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Other marriages:
WALDROP, Robert Marion

They had the following children.

  F i
Effie L. WATT was born 1 in Oct 1893 in Arkansas.
  F ii
Eva C. WATT was born 1 in Jan 1897 in Arkansas.

Robert Marion WALDROP [Parents] 1 was born on 11 Apr 1860 in Arkansas. He died 2, 3 on 24 Jul 1889 in Egypt Township, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried 4 in Antioch Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Robert married 5 Francis M. MILLER 5 on 5 Jan 1882 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

From the August 1st, 1889, Ashley County Eagle:
"Mr. Robert Waldrop, about 30, died at his home in Egypt township on July 25th, 1889.  He was a son of Rev. J. V. B. Waldrop, and leaves a wife and two children."

Francis M. MILLER 1 was born 2 in Jul 1860 in Arkansas. Francis married 1 Robert Marion WALDROP 3 on 5 Jan 1882 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Other marriages:
WATT, John M.

They had the following children.

  M i Sidney B. WALDROP was born on 7 Dec 1882. He died on 21 Jul 1934.
  M ii Melvin T. WALDROP was born in Dec 1884.

Living.

Leatie Virginia DOUGLASS [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 20 Oct 1899 in Rains Co., Texas. She died 2 on 3 Aug 1975 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Leatie married 1 Unknown TEAGUE on 24 Mar 1928.

Obituary published in the Aug 7, 1975 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.


John HIGGINBOTHAM 1. John married Fanny UNKNOWN 1.

Had the contract to construct Mt. Olive Baptist Church in 1890, located in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. (Mt. Olive Records, p. 83).

Fanny UNKNOWN 1. Fanny married John HIGGINBOTHAM 1.

They had the following children.

  M i William Thomas "Will" HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 5 Mar 1866. He died on 9 Jan 1909.

Charles Isom BURCHFIELD Jr. [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 30 Oct 1922. He died 1, 2 on 17 Oct 1984 in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Charles married 1 Louise TEMPLE on 25 May 1951.

Obituary published in the Oct 24, 1984 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.

Living.

They had the following children.

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

Milton Bunyan "Bunyan" RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 15 Dec 1894 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was baptized 4 on 2 Aug 1908 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 2, 5, 6 on 1 Oct 1973 in Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas. He was buried 7 in Flat Creek Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Bunyan married 6 Fannie Odell WILLIAMS on 18 Oct 1919.

   Bunyan joined Mt. Olive Baptist church by "experience and baptism" on 2 August 1908.  Bunyan left Mt. Olive Baptist Church "by letter" on 4 March 1912 [Mt. Olive Records, pp. 72, 106].
   From Bunyan's 1917 WW I Registration Card, he is described as being of "medium height and build with green eyes and dark brown hair."  At this time his occupation is farming, and he is working for his father with his home address listed as Hamburg.  (See the "scrapbook" link with the multi-media edition of this report).
   Bunyan's obituary is published in the 11 October 1973 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.

Fannie Odell WILLIAMS [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 2 on 9 Aug 1901. She died 4 on 18 Oct 1996 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 5 in Flat Creek Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Fannie married 2 Milton Bunyan RILEY "Bunyan" on 18 Oct 1919.

Obituary published in the 23 October 1996 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  M iii Louis Barnes RILEY was born on 4 Sep 1936. He died on 5 Jan 1996.

Delbert LAWSON 1, 2 was born 2 on 18 Jan 1923. He died 3 in May 1969 in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas. Delbert married 2 Silvia Jean RILEY "Jean" on 10 Apr 1946.

Living [Parents].

Other marriages:
ALLEN, William T.

They had the following children.

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

Edward Granger HICKS Jr. [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 29 Apr 1914. He died 4 on 29 Jan 1997 in Conway, Faulkner Co., Arkansas. Edward married 1 India Baker RILEY on 16 May 1942.

Ed Hicks was a large jolly man much loved by the children.  He worked as a sales man for a "Big & Tall" mens clothing store.  Ed is thought to have been buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas. [Schatzi Riley]

India Baker RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 on 24 Dec 1919 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas 7. She died 3, 6 on 22 Nov 1979 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. India married 2 Edward Granger HICKS Jr. on 16 May 1942.

Nicknamed "Sister", India was very intelligent and worked as an accountant for several insurance firms.  She literally ran the office!  India is thought to have been buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas. [Schatzi Riley].

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Robert Cowley "Bob" RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 18 Sep 1924 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. He died on 16 Feb 1994 in Arkadelphia, Clark Co., Arkansas. He was buried in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Clark Co., Arkansas. Bob married 3 Claudia ZIMMERMAN on 26 May 1956.

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   Dr. Bob Cowley Riley (September 18, 1924 - February 16, 1994), educator, the son of Columbus A. and Winnie (Craig) Riley, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Educated in the city's public schools and at the University of Arkansas (B.A., 1950; M.A., 1951; Ed.D.,1957), he was briefly in the insurance business prior to embarking on a career in college teaching, first at Little Rock University (1951, 1953-1955) and then at Ouachita Baptist University. A veteran of World War II, active in political, educational, and civic affairs, he entered politics as a Democrat and was elected to the state House of Representatives from Pulaski County in 1946 and re-elected in 1948.
    A member of the Arkadelphia City Council (1960-1966), he served as the city's mayor in 1966-1967. Elected lieutenant governor in 1970 and re-elected in 1972, he was defeated in his effort to win the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1974. As lieutenant governor, Riley served as acting governor in the interim (January 2-14, 1975) between the resignation of Gov. Dale Bumpers, who entered the U.S. Senate, and the inauguration of the new governor, David Pryor. Returning to Ouachita Baptist University, he resided in Arkadelphia until his death. [Arkansas.gov]
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Living.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

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