1908 Obits 1908 Death Notices
killing occured at Walnut Ridge Saturday night in which Lee Ridgway
shot and killed Alf Bagley. Ridgeway was with Attorney Smith of that
city, standing in front of a mercantile store on Main Street when
Bagley came out of the store seeing Ridgway drew his gun ran around
Smith and shot Ridgway through the back the ball going through his
The shooting was the result of Ridgway killing
Bagley's brother three years ago, while he was city marshal. Bagley's
brother resisted arrest and Ridgway shot him dead. It is claimed that
Alf Bagley standing over the coffin of his brother declared that he
would avenge his death, which he kept good after having waited three
years. Wednesday, October 28, 1908 - Jonesboro Weekly Sun
Ridge Jan. 30 - An unknown negro woman was found dead near the railroad
track this morning by Dr. J.C. Sandle as he was coming down town from
his residence to his office. He reported the matter to Coroner J.C.
Land who summond a jury to hold an inquest. After an examination of
witnesses it was determined that she came to her death by being struck
by an early Iron Mountain south bound train. Friday, January 31,
1908 - Jonesboro Evening Sun
Ollie Bennett aged 13 years died Friday after a long illness of typhoid
fever at the home of her sister Ms. Garland Carter. Monday, June 29,
1908 - Jonesboro Evening Sun
J.B. Gregg left at noon today for Imboden where he was called by phone
message to embalm the body of Prof. Williamson who was president of
Sloan-Hendrix college of that place. He died last night and his body
will be shipped to his former home in Missouri for interment.
Wednesday, November 4, 1908 - Jonesboro Weekly Sun
J.C. Brookfield who up to fifteen years ago was one of the leading
lawyers of northeast Arkansas died at his home on church street last
night at 10;30 after an illness of several years.
Brookfield was seventy-nine years old and has been a resident of this
county since 1880 moving to this city from Harrisburg where he was
admitted to the bar for the practice of law in the year 1853 being
twenty-one years ago.
Judge Brookfield was born in Lawrence
county Arkansas in 1829. He was married in 1855 to Miss Susan Arledge
to them was born five children of whom only one is now living Mrs. Mary
L. Roleson. Mrs. Brookfield died in 1871 and three years later he
married to Mrs. Julia F. Pope who survives him.
He was a
prominent member of the Methodist church also of the Masonic and Odd
Fellow fraternities. He has a broad acquaintace throughout eastern
Arkansas and friends by the hundreds who will learn of his death with
The funeral service will take place tomorrow from
the First Methodist church and will be conducted by Rev. W.C. Davidson
the pastor. Wednesday, April 15, 1908 - Jonesboro Weekly Sun
1908-10-26 - Jonesboro Daily News
William Childers, who returned from Walnut
Ridge this morning brings the news of a shooting committed in
that town Saturday night in which Lee Ridgeway was killed by Alf
Bagley. Some four years ago Ridgeway was town marshal of Walnut
Ridge and was forced while in the discharge of his official
duties to shoot and kill a brother of this man Bagley. From that
day until the time of the shooting Saturday night, Alf Bagley has
no doubt carried murder in his heart. It is stated by Mr.
Childers that Ridgeway was shot in the back by Bagley and at the
time of the shooting was not in any way warned of the approachind
danger. The ball produced almost instant death. Immediately after
the shooting Bagley was arrested and placed in jail. From Mr.
Childers who was in Walnut Ridge from Saturday night until this
morning we learn that the killing has caused considerable
excitement in the town and the death of Ridgeway is greatly
lamented. He was a most excellent gentleman.
1908-10-21 - Jonesboro Evening Sun
Walnut Ridge - Oct. 20 - Because he
attempted to smoke a cigarette in the prescence of ladies at a
social function Marvin Burchfield a boy planter of 19 years was
reprimanded by Percy Hoover and in the argument that followed
Burchfield received a pistol wound that caused his death tonight
the young man having sent to Memphis for an operation. The body
will be shipped from Memphis to Hardy, Ark. Hoover escaped.