1921 Obits

Lee White

Hanson

1921-12-06 - Jonesboro Daily Tribune

Clarence Simpkins and Lee White, two boys who live near Walnut Ridge and have attended the same school quarrelled and as a result White is dead and Simpkins is in the county jail charged with murder. According to the report of parties who arrived here from Walnut Ridge yesterday the two boys quarreled on their way from school Friday afternoon. Sunday afternoon they attended the same Sunday School and enroute home the quarrel of Friday was renewe. They fought using clubs. White died at the railway station a short time later, after which Simpkins was arrested and placed in the county jail.

The following special to the Arkansas Gazette, tells more of the trouble and death of the White boy. Walnut Ridge, Dec. 5- Clarence Simpkins, aged 16 and Lee White same age attended the same public school and the same Sunday school located about five miles southeast of here. Friday they quarreled while on their way home from school. Yesterday afternoon they attended Sunday School and started home about 4 0'clock . They revived the Friday quarrel. Then they fought and among the weapons was a club White died at the railway station here a short time later and Simpkins is a prisoner in the county jail. He is alleged to have struck White over the head with the club.

1921-02-21 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

Walnut Ridge, Feb 20 - A man named Hanson, aged 66 was struck by a Missouri Pacific train at Murta four miles northwest of Walnut Ridge, early yesterday morning and instantly killed. It is believed he went to the station to flag the early morning train and that the blinding snow prevented him from seeing it approach. The body was brought to Walnut Ridge to be prepared for burial. His daughter Mrs. Florence Strickland conducts a boarding house at Murta which is a lumber camp.