Personnel Mentions

J. MurdochParagould MasonicJeff Brewer1940
Oscar HarveyJ. H. BarnerMiss Lizzie I. CampNerva Hammond
Mrs. Albert WareGreene County CourthouseMr. B.B. Reid Mrs. Ed. C. Kennish
Miss Ethel BaxterJohn LeeRobert C. ChalkMrs. Griffin Smith

June 26, 1919 - The Hayti Herald, Missouri
Aunt Mat is Dead - Comes the news from El Paso, Texas , that Martha E. Coleman, known here to friends and relatives alike as "Aunt Mat" died there June 10, 1919. She was born in Holmes county, Miss. in 1850 and was therefore in her 69th year.
At the time of her death she was visiting her step-daughter , Mrs. Jeff Darnall. In her request she was buried where the end came.
Her first name was White her family were among the pioneers of this county.  Old citizens remember her well, for this county continued to be her home until a few years ago. Where she made her home with her niece, Mrs. H.P. Coleman, now of Long Beach, Ca.
In 1880 she was married to Dollie Coleman, brother of H.P. and P.A.Coleman. Two years later at Braggadocia her husbands life came to a tragic end. To that union there was born one child Dollie , now Mrs. Albert Ware of Paragould, Arkansas.
The Farmington Times - St. Francic County, Missouri - September 25, 1914
Chalk - Wyatt
Mr. Robert C. Chalk who for several years made his home in Farmington but for the past four years has been the agent for the Wells-Fargo Express Co. at Paragould, Arkansas. Mr. Chalk was married on Tuesday the sixteenth of September to Miss Inez Wyatt of Morrillton, Arkansas. The only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt a very cultured and talented young woman.

The Cape Weekly - Cape Girardeau, Missouri - March 29, 1914

Curtis Lee, the unfortunate victim of the collision of the speeder with an empty box car at Dutchtown a few nights ago died from injuries.
On Wednesday he was taken from the hospital by hearse to McClure, Ill where his remains were shipped to Anne, his old home for burial. Mr. Lee has been conducting a restaurant in Lutesville and was making that place his home at the time of the fatal accident.
His wife was present when he died as was his father John Lee who resides in Paragould, Arkansas. Family and friends that accompanied the remains R. Hahn, Mrs.C.O. Lee and Miss Faye Cobb of Lutesville, John Lee of Paragould and Miss Mary Lee of Anna.

The Montgomery Tribune - Montgomery City, Mo. March 12, 1909
Miss Ethel Baxter writes to her mother that Paragould is a fine place. The population is 7,000. The business part of town is four times as large as Montgomery and has no saloons in it. The town has five millinery shops and everything is up to date. She finds the people very friendly and sociable. The climate is fine the yards green and the spring flowers in bloom. Miss Ethel has accepted a position as trimmer for Mrs. S.L. Byrd of Paragould. She has a very agreeable place to board with Mrs. Hart and is greatly pleased with the place and her work.

The Holt County Sentinel August 1, 1913
The many old time friends of Mrs. Ed. C. Kennish will regret to learn that she is seriusly ill. J.R. Collison left Saturday for Paragould, Ark. to see her and has since wired home that she has been taken to St. Louis hospital.

The Herald and News - July 8, 1913
Mr. B.B. Reid has been to Paragould, Arkansas and knows the place. He noted to say that there are no colored among its 7,000 inhabitants . Mr. Reid says Paragould has many attractions and advantages over other places. In Paragould the grass is green nine months in the year and the winters are short and mild and the summers are long and comfortable. Any place must be a good place which requires very little to keep stock.

Cape Girardeau Weekly Argus - June 1, 1871
A Missouri Correspondent told that "Our county courthouse" is a eclipse of the Greene County Courthouse in Arkansas, in that county the distinguished body has rented out a portion for a Bar-room, which is patronized liberally.

Feb. 20, 1919 - The Hayti Herald, Missouri
Mrs. Nerva Hammond returned to her home in Paragould, Arkansas Tuesday, after spending several days with her sister, Mrs. Will McCumber.

The Big Picture July 7, 1950


First Bloom - John Murdoch route 4, of the New Friendship Community holds the first bloom of cotton found this season on the Raymond Faulkner farm. Mr. Murdoch has about six acres in the field where the blooms were found.

The Big Picture Dec. 9, 1949
Ralph W. Kelley has been elected Worshipful Master of The Paragould Masonic Lodge. Other new officers : Hays Triplett Senior Warden, Clyde Wood JuniorWarden, Cecil Mitchell Treas. , J.H. Grooms Secretary, Foster Babcock Senior Deacon,  Harold Morgan Junior Deacon, Rembert Diggs Senior Stewart,Leonard Robertson Junior Stewart,C.O. Lee Chaplain and Carl Oliver Tyler.
Kent Downs was elected President of the Walcott Farm Bureau.

The Paragould Soliphone Monday, March 25, 1940

Miss Bernadine Holland of Wynne spent the weekend as the guest of Miss Evelyn Geiger 721 N. Second Street Miss Holland formerly resided in Paragould.
Charlie White left Saturday for Noblesville, Ind. to attend the wedding of his son. Wesley White to Miss Minnie Alice Males performed Sunday the 24th.
Card of Thanks - We wish to take this oppurtunity to thank our many friends who faithfully helped us during the recent illness and death of our dear mother , Mrs. Emily Horton. The Horton Family.
Mrs. J. A. Coleman and daughter, Miss Ruth and son Harry of Prescott returned to their home this morning after a visit with Mrs. Coleman's mother, Mrs. J.A. Adams.
Harold Archer and Miss Daphne Brashears spent yesterday in Jonesboro as the guests of Mr. Archer's parents Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Archer.
Mrs. W.W. Rogers and daughter, Miss Pansy, of Gideon, Mo. visited here Saturday with Mr. Rogers.
Miss Mary Rosenthal and Benny Rosenthal will return today from a weekend visit to Cape Girardeau, Mo. with friends.
Golve Faulkner Cafe - My special 8 way dinner only 25 cents. You will like it. Come in and see us. West Court street.

J.D. VanHooser and daughter, Martha , of Lexington, Ky. are here spending the day with Mr. VanHooser's mother Mrs. T.J. VanHooser and his sister Mrs. Ben Anderson.
The Woodrow Wilson PTA will meet at 3:15 Wednesday, at the school. Mrs. R.J. Haley, president  is in charge.

Miss Mary Dee Horton was reported ill this morning with influenza, at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Horton of rt. 4.
E.E. Ellis of West Garland street had as his weekend guests, his daughter Mrs. F.H. Jones and two sons Jimmy and Bobby of Newport. Another daughter, Mrs. Harry Kiem, and Martha Ann and Charlotte Sue of Kennett, Mo.
The condition of D.W. Taylor of Beech Grove who is receiving treatment at the Dickson Memorial hospital was reported this morning to be improved.
Mrs. Joe Wayne Karnes of Memphis re-entered the Dickson Memorial Hospital last night for medical treatment. She has been at the home of relatives here since she underwent an operation several days ago.

Tommy Lee Blackford nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Blackford of Caruthersville, underwent surgery for appendicitis last evening at Dickson Memorial hospital.

G.M. Staley of N. Paragould is reported ill of pneumonia. He is reported as improving today.
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Paris of West Highland street had as their guest Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Highfill and two children. Billy and Jane of Little Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Fisher and son Bobby of Carutherville, Mo. and Miss Mary Elizabeth Paris and Henry Haden of Metropolis, Ill.
Eugene Sims formerly employed at Nesler's grocery, began his new duties at Kirchoff's this morning.
Mrs. Donald Stevenson , Miss Lillian Sisk and Miss Vaudine Couch are spending today in Memphis, Tenn.

Mr. and Mrs. L.D. McCollum and Mr. and Mrs. James Gordon Henderson, all of Little Rock were guests of Mrs.McCollum's sister , Mrs. W.N. Kimbrough.
Miss Johnny Anderson and Miss Lorene Burns of this city left for a visit in Elm Springs and Fayetteville, Ark.
Mrs. Opal McCollum returned last night from a visit with Mrs. Orville Price of Van Buren, Mo. former resident of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nutt and daughter Anita, of Bono were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Nutt and daughter Gwendolyn.

Mr.and Mrs. Ben Stewart returned yesterday from a visit in Hot Springs and Little Rock.
Stanley Gafford and Glenn McFarling visited friends and relatives in Memphis, Tenn. and New Albany, Miss.
Miss Nell Smith returned from visiting her sister Mrs. W. H. Ross of Evansville, Ind.
Mrs. Jeffrey Harris returned from visiting relatives at Batesville, Ark.

W.L. Minkres of Memphis, Tenn. was here on business.
Mrs. John Wachter, Jr. of Kansas City, Mo. is visiting with her mother Mrs. Lenore Prichett in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Morris and Mr. and Mrs. Jones Horne returned last night from a few days in Hot  Springs.
Sam McHaney of W. Court left this morning for Memphis where he will be staying for a weeks visit with Charles Wood.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harrington and baby daughter Sandra Ann of Jonesboro will be the guests of Mrs. Harrington's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Neely .
Mrs. Langston Pease of West Plains, Mo. is spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Ray Meriwether.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cook have returned to their home in Benton, Ar.  after a weeks visit whith Mrs. Cook's sister, Mrs. A.B. Herren.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fahr and children and Mrs. Glen Smith and two daughters of Flint, Mich. arrived Sunday for a two weeks visit with Mr. and Mrs. John Fahr of Marmaduke and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Prince of Paragould and other relatives.
Freddie Spears of Portsmouth, Va. returned today to resume his dutys in the U.S. Navy hospital.

Mrs. W.E. Crow returned last night to her home in DeSoto, Mo. after a visit with her brother T.N. Butler and Mrs. Butler.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tate and baby son, Charles arrived yesterday from Dyersburg, Tenn. for a weekend with Mrs. Tate's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Thompson.
Mrs. Walter Maxwell and son Tommy and Miss Minnie Gay will spend the weekend in Caruthersville, Mo. as the guests of Mrs. Winnie Jackson and son Richard Franklin.

Claude Butler of Senath, Mo. had his tonsils removed this morning at the Dickson Memorial hospital.
Mrs. Pete Freeman and Mr. and Mrs. Sol Steinberg of this city spent Wednesday in Memphis.
Mrs. Anna Renfro of Pollard underwent an operation this morning at Dickson Memorial hospital.
Mrs. Velva Durham left yesterday for Maroa, Ill. for a visit with her son Gentry Durham, who is editor of the newspaper in that city.
Ed Dixon has gone to Memphis to meet his daughter, Miss Margie Dixon of Ridgely, Tenn.
Miss Marie Hoover of Wilson will return home tonight after visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Webb Green and Euclid Green.
Sam Wagoner of Memphis, Tenn. was here on business .

George Ruff of E. St. Louis, Ill. umpire in chief of the Northeast Ark. League will arrive tonight en route to Hot Springs to select umpires for the circuit for the upcoming season.
Mrs. Carl Jaggers of Cape Girardeau, Mo. was the guest of Miss Teresa Kirchoff. Mrs. Jaggers was formerly Miss Annie Laura Nixon of Marvel.
Mrs. J.H. Biebel and little son, who have been patients at the Dickson Memorial hospital were sent home to Seneath, Mo.
Miss Evelyn Myers will arrive tomorrow from Arkadelphia where she attends Quachita College, to spend Easter holidays with her parents Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Myers.
M.F. Dover, Sr. who is ill of pneumonia at his home is reported as improved today.
Billy Gatz, who attends La Salle Military Academy in New York City arrived last night for a holiday visit with his parents Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Gatz of West Court.

Mrs. Johnnie Cole and daughter, Miss Princess Lorene left today for Memphis where they will join Mrs. Cole's sister, Mrs. Jimmy Smith for a weeks visit with relatives in Biscoe and Brinkley, Ark.

Rev. and Mrs. A.B. Thomas will return today to Flint, Mich. where Rev. Thomas is pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, after a three weeks visit with their daughter Mrs. Herbert Woodard.
Mrs. Lovie Patton and Mrs. W.L. Stimson are leaving in the morning for Houston, Tex. for a visit with Mrs. Stimson's sister, Mrs. Bessie Anderson.

Lockport, N.Y. Nov. 16 - Ex- Mayor Lois E. Huston in 1884 stamped several silver dollars with the inscription, Lois E. Huston, Lockport, N.Y. "84". He originally intended to keep them for pocket pieces but somehow or other they found their way back into circulation. Today, twenty one years afterward he was surprised to receive one of the marked coins from Oscar E. Harvey, of Marmaduke, Ark. Harvey keeps a saloon, and it had been tendered across his bar. New-York Tribune., November 17, 1905

J. H. Barner & Son of Lafe, Ark., yesterday closed a contract for the purchase of a threshing outfit from the Freez Manufacturing Company of this city, and the machine was shipped to them. The Tulia Herald — 28 May 1936

Dr Mallette and his bride will remain with Mr and Mrs Reid until July 1 when they will leave for their future home in Lafe Ark where Dr Mallette will resume the practice of his profession . Kentucky Irish American. — 26 June 1909.

Miss Clara Mae Mallete of Lafe Ark is spending a few weeks with  her parents Mr and Mrs James R Reid 642 South Fifth street. Kentucky Irish American. — 12 February 1910

Miss Haley Gassop of Marmaduke, Ark . spent last Thursday night with her cousin, Mrs. Ome Chism. She left Friday morning for Windburg, Tennessee, where she will visit her sister. The Hayti Herald. — 19 June 1919 (Hayti, Mo.)

A. E. Randol moved his family to Marmaduke, Ark., Monday. Mr. Randol is assistant cashier in a bank at that place. he is well qualified for the place, is a genial, honest fellow. The Jackson Herald. — 10 September 1903 (Jackson, Mo.)

Frank Pullum and family have bought a farm at Marmaduke, Ark., to which place they are moving and expect to make their home. The Herald will visit them each week. The Hayti Herald. — 5 January 1911 (Hayti, Mo)

Mrs. Ed Stone and children of Marmaduke, Ark., visited her sister, Mrs. G. W. Dorris and family in this city, last week. The Hayti Herald. — 10 July 1913

Ed. Stone of Marmaduke, Ark., visited G. W. Dorris and family a few days last week. The Hayti Herald. — 9 September 1915

Miss Myra Shelton left Thursday for a few weeks visit with her aunt, Mrs. John W. Roper, of Marmaduke, Ark., The Hickman Courier. — 30 July 1914 (Hickman, Ky)

Drew Ellis of Marmaduke, Ark , visited his brother-in-law, City Marshal W. E. Robertson and family in this city, Thursday and Friday. The Hayti Herald. — 21 January 1915

I must report to you some of the most ex- traordinary shooting I ever say, which recurred at the Lima tournament, by Capt. E. E. Stubbs, of Gainesville, Ark., now, in my opinion, the champion rifle and all- around shot of the world. First, he shot at ten glass balls with a Winchester repeat- ing-rifle. Sacramento Daily Union — 3 September 1881 (Sacramento, Ca.)

News has arrived that six persons were killed, two fatally injured and 20 serieusly injured in a tornado which devastated Gainesville, Ark., Saturday. Fifty houses were destroyed and many horses and cattle killed. Daily Public Ledger. — 30 March 1904 (Maysville, Ky.)

Gainesville, Ark - On last Sunday the buffalo gnats made their appearance in this and Clayton counties, also in Dunklin county, Mo. in such vast swarms as to prove very destructive to stock. We were at Clarkton, Mo. at the time they made their appearance and on our way home the sight of dead horses and mules along the road, and the reoort of others off the road was distressing in the highest degree. We have made an estimate as best we could from the various reports we received on our way home Tuesday, and think the number of horses and mules that have been destroyed within two miles of the road leading to Chalk Bluff from that place to within eight miles of Gainesville will reach 175 or 200, while the number in and around Gainesville will add at least 25 or 30 more to the number. We have no report from below but hope it is not so bad in that direction. A great many farmers have lost all their plow stock while many others have not enough left to cultivate their farms. This sad dispensation added to the destitution that existed before has cast a heavy gloom over our people. Nashville Union and American., April 17, 1875 (Nashville, Tn.)

Miss Lizzie I. Camp is associate editor of the Gainesville (Ark.) Press. The Press is the only paper published in the State that has a lady editor to guide it over the distracted sea of political fame. Memphis Daily Appeal. — 27 April 1882

Mr. Jno. A. J. Baker left this week for Gainesville, Ark., where he will embark with his brother in the drug business. The Pulaski Citizen. — 31 October 1878 (Pulaski, Tenn.)

W, P. Hickman orders the Courier sent to his sister, Mrs. D. T, Nelson, at Black Jack, Ark., for one year. The Hickman Courier. — 22 April 1909  (Hickman, Ky)

J. C. Clippard came up today from Fontaine, Ark., on his way to St. Louis to bid his son, Richard, goodbye who has enlisted The Weekly Tribune and The Cape County Herald. — 30 November 1917.  [Cape Girardeau, Mo.]

Mrs. Roy Gaskins is visiting her, sister, Mrs. Williams ,  who is ill, near Bard, Ark. The Hayti herald. — 9 December 1909

Marshall McMlllen yesterday received a letter from Joseph Oberliter saying that an uncle had died in Bard Ark. and left John $2500. El Paso Daily Herald — 11 March 1899

Tensas Gazette Feb. 25, 1910 (St. Joseph, La.)
The many friends in St. Joseph of Mr. Graham C. Wright, who some years ago was of the faculty of the St. Joseph High School will be pleased to know that he now holds the responsible position of principal of the city high school at Paragould, Arkansas and is also the surperintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday School of that city.

March 11, 1906 Blue - Grass Blade
Mr. James E. Hughes
Dear Sir: Enclosed find 25 cents to pay for extra copies of the Blue Grass Blade, I want the blade to keep coming. It has been coming to me for ten or twelve years and I don't see how I can do with out it. T.W. Nismitter - Paragould, Ar.

Mad Dog Scare In Paragould Dog Kept Up - Friday, May 21, 1909  Jonesboro Daily News
The Paragould Soliphone of yesterday said: Mad dogs have been causing considerable alarm in the northern and eastern sections of the city this week. Ben Bolin's big white bull dog showed signs of going mad about a week ago and although confined most of the time bit several animals and gave much alarm in the section of Gainesville street.
He was promptly confined and has since died with hydrophobia and it is feared that the dog bit many other animals before it was noticed that he was becoming mad.
Paragould Auto Races Will Come Off Tomorrow  - Friday, August 21, 1914  Jonesboro Evening Sun
The big auto racing event which has been talked of for the past several weeks will take place tomorrow at Paragould. From all reports people from all over Greene County and many from this county will attend.

Tramps in Paragould
Wednesday, January 29, 1908  Jonesboro Weekly Sun
The hoboes continue to flock in and around Paragould and great numbers of them can be seen around the town at any and all times. Yesterday Marshal Peterson rounded up a bunch of twenty-seven in the old P.S.E. house and sent them on their way.

Friday, June 4, 1948 : Arkansas State Press
Largest recorded meteor crashed to earth February 1930 near Paragould, Arkansas. It split into small piecesone of which weighed 320 pounds.

The Daily Free Press (Carbondale, Illinois) Oct 24, 1907
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Brewer of Forest street left today for Paragould, Ar. where they will reside.

Putnam County Herald. (Cookeville, Tenn.) 1903-1922, May 19, 1921
Mrs. Rutledge Smith gave a prettily planned bridge party on Monday,complimentary to her house guest, Mrs. Griffin Smith of Paragould, Arkansas. There were twelve guests who enjoyed the game, and others
who joined them for refreshments. Mrs. W. A. Howard won the highest score prize and an attractive gift was given the honoree. Following the game most delicious refreshments were served, an interesting
feature was the cutting of a wedding cake, which was a gift from Mrs. S.S. Neal, to the hostess.