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BETTIS, Ranson Sotherland, died at Pocahontas, March 30, in his 55th year; born in Moore County, North Carolina; to Missouri; then to Arkansas.  (Abstracted from Batesville News, April 4, 1842 by Kim Torp.)

BRUDER, David--Death of David Bruden on 17 August at Pocahontas of a vomiting fever after 17 days illness; carpenter; had lived but few days in Pocahontas, formerly of Adams County, Pa.; aged about 25; left an aged mother in his native land.  (Source:  Abstracted from The Batesville News, Sept. 6, 1838 by the Genealogy Trails Transcription Team)

CAIN, Elza Eugene, b. Dec. 3, 1895 at Biggers, AR; d. age 79 years Oct 13, 1975 at Chaffee, MO.  He married Hattie.  He was buried in Haywood City (MO) Cemetery.

CAMPBELL, Lucille A. was born Oct 22, 1909 in Pocahontas, AR, the daughter of Frank and Anna Bauer Baltz.  She married Manuel Campbell Aug 7, 1939 at Pocahontas.  He died Sept 29, 1987.  Lucille died Oct 13, 1987 at age 77 in Cape Girardeau, MO.  She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

CHAMBERLAIN, Stephen died on August 6, 1821 at Davidsonville. He was from Vermont and quite a prominent man.  --Source:  Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas-1908; transcribed by Tina Easley.

COOK, Lena--a young woman 18 years of age, was found dead in her room at the home of Dr. J. J. Johnson at Biggers Tuesday. When last seen, a few minutes before death, she was apparently in good health. Strychnine, self administered, is said to have been the cause of her death. She was an orphan and disappointment over a love affair is thought to have been the cause of her taking poison. - Source- Harrison Times 10/31/1908; transcribed by Tina Easley.

DODSON, A. N., who has been ill in St. Bernard's Hospital for the past two weeks with pneumonia died Saturday night. The deceased formerly lived at Pocahontas and is survived by three small children.  --Jonesboro Weekly Sun, April 7, 1915; transcribed by Tina Easley.

HAMLIN, Willie, 94, of Peach Orchard, died at Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehab Center Aug. 8, 2006.  She was born in Ravenden Springs, Feb 12, 1912, the daughter of D. M. and Ona Higgins Higginbotham.  Her parents, husband, Carl Hamlin, Sr., two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.  --Submitted by Freda Roberts.

HOUGHTON, Miss Lucy died 1 inst. in Lawrence County (now Randolph).  (Abstracted from Batesville News, Sept. 8, 1842 by Kim Torp.)

HURN, MRS. AUDIE LEE, 78, of Pocahontas, died in Randolph County Medical Center Friday, Mar 3, 1989.  She was born in Ellsinore, Mo., June 6, 1910, a daughter of the late Elmer and Louis Mitchell Wheeler.  Her husband, Edgar M. Hurn, preceded her in death.  --Pocahontas (AR) Star Herald, Mar 9, 1989; submitted by Freda Roberts.

MITCHELL, Vashti Walters, 73, of Pocahontas, died at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro, Friday, Feb. 15, 1991.  She was born in Pocahontas June 3, 1917, the daughter of John D. and Nina Walters.  She is survived by her husband, Robert B. Mitchell of Pocahontas; a sister, Bernice Johnson, Pocahontas and three sons, John Mitchell of Mobile, AL, Robert Mitchell, Jr. of Memphis, TN and Gerald Mitchell of Denton, TX; other relatives.  --Contributed by Freda Roberts.

PARKS, Charles Dow, s/o Oris Aaron and Laconia Robinson Parks, b. Feb 18, 1903 in Datto, AR; d. Dec 18, 1972, in Pocahontas, AR ; bu in the Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas, AR; md. Veria Lois Carey in St. Louis, MO.  (Contributed by Ila East)

PERRIN, Cecil--Mrs. Lucille Blankenship of Pocahontas received word Sunday (Jan 1983) of the death of her brother, Cecil Perrin that day in Lake Charles, LA.  Funeral and interment were in Louisiana.  Mr. Perrin's obituary will appear in next week's Star Herald.  --Contributed by Freda Roberts.

WAYLAND, Nevil--one of the first settlers of Lawrence County (now Randolph County), died Saturday, 20 ult., in his 55th year.  (Abstracted from Batesville News, September 3, 1840, by Kim Torp)

WHITLEY, Marcus, white, male, convicted of murder and hanged Sep 26, 1879.  ( Source:  THE HISTORY OF EXECUTIONS IN AMERICA BEFORE LETHAL INJECTION, "Before the Needles," by Rob Gallagher.  Used with permission.  Transcribed by A. Newell.)


(Listing for Murdock, Samuel; submitted by Mary)

Enu. District:  252, pg. 2, Line 19, Union and Davidson Twp, Randolph County, AR

1.  Number of the family:  237
2.  Name of deceased person:  Samuel Murdock
3.  Age at last birthday: 40
4.  Sex:  Male
5.  Color (Race):  White
6.  Single at Death:  No
7.  Married at death:  Yes
8.  Widowed or divorce at death:  No
9.  Place of birth of deceased:  Tennessee
10. Where was father of this person born:  Tennessee
11. Where was mother of this person born:  Tennessee
12. Occupation:  Farmer
13. The month in which the person died:  April
14. Disease or cause of death:  Typhoid fever
15. How long a resident of county:  10 years.
16.  Name of attending physician:  Hogan & Brockson (?) Hogan S. Brockannie, doctor (hard to decifer).

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