Randolph County Arkansas Genealogy Trails
MURDER ON ELEVEN POINT RIVER, October 28, 1841
SHERIFF SPIKES DIES OF CHOLERA, April 10, 1849
KIMBROUGH KILLED BY DR. RUFF, July 1, 1873
ROBINSON ACCIDENTLY KILLED, August 14, 1879
WHITLEY GUILTY OF MURDER, August 14, 1879
REV. J. A. GRIFFITH DIES, October 16, 1879
MRS. MATTIE WILEY DIES, October 28, 1879
MRS. PARRISH HAS TRIPLETS, March 5, 1881
MRS. HEAD MOVING TO POCAHONTAS, Mar 4, 1909
MOUNDS ON THE UPPER HOVEY PLACE, 1910
CEMETERY NEAR MITCHELL'S LANDING, 1910
AGED MAN'S BODY FOUND, Dec 1 1949
HOLIDAY PARTY SET FOR 80 AND OVER, Dec. 3, 1981
NOVEMBER HOME HEALTH MONTH, Nov. 24, 1983
OLD BURR CORRESPONDANTS NEWS, Dec 29, 1983
GIRL SCOUTS-TROOP 138, January 24, 1985
RANDOLPH COUNTY EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS, March 7, 1985
DR. NORMAN K. SMITH ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT, March 14, 1985
MASONIC CEMETERY REPORT, May 23, 1985
SILOAM HOMECOMING, May 15, 1986
MARRYING CAPITAL OF THE MID-SOUTH, 2005
HAZEL LASSEN 91ST BIRTHDAY, July, 2005
VERMILYE HONORED WITH 99TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, Sept 21, 2006
WELCH 90TH BIRTHDAY, Sept. 21, 2006
MURDER ON ELEVEN POINT RIVER
Murder of _____ Rice on Eleven Point River last Saturday. (Abstracted from Batesville News, October 28, 1841 by Kim Torp.)
SHERIFF SPIKES DIES OF CHOLERA
Joseph Spikes, sheriff of Randolph County, died on the steamboat, Governor Bent, of cholera. --Batesville Eagle, April 10, 1849; transcribed by Genealogy Trails Transcription Team.
____Kimbrough, a saloon keeper of Buckskill, was killed by Dr. Ruff, July 1. --Randolph Republican, 26th inst.; Osceola Times, August 9, 1873; transcribed by Genealogy Trails Transcription Team.
ROBINSON ACCIDENTLY KILLED
____ Robinson, was accidently killed at Foster's cotton gin, Randolph County, a few days ago. --Sharp County Record, August 14, 1879; transcribed by Genealogy Trails Transcription Team.
WHITLEY GUILTY OF MURDER
Murder conviction of Marcus Whitley for murder of Duke Sumner in 1877, Randolph County. --Abstracted from Sharp County Record, August 14, 1879 by Genealogy Trails Transcriptio Team.
Mrs. Mattie Wiley, "of the Bailey troupe which exhibited here some months since," died near Pocahontas, October 28, leaving an infant child. --Sharp County Record, November 6, 1879; transcribed by Genealogy Trails Transcription Team.
MRS. HEAD MOVING TO POCAHONTAS
March 4, 1909, The Daily Soliphone, Paragould, AR--Mrs. Head is preparing to move to Pocahontas, where she will make her new home with her daughter, Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson left for Pocahontas yesterday. Paragould regrets to lose Mrs. Head and her daughter. Miss Lelia has for several years been one of the leading young ladies of the city. (Contributed by Tina Easley)
woods, on the banks of a "lake," or former course of the river, about
one quarter mile northeasterly from the landing on the Upper Hovey
Place, the property of Mr. G. H. Hovey, of Pocahontas, Ark., are two
small mounds, the larger less than 4 feet in height and about 40 feet
in diameter. In this mound, almost entirely dug out previous to our
visit, were sunk by us a number of trial-holes in places left by former
digging. No results were obtained except to find several small
fragments of human bones in material thrown out from earlier holes. The
smaller mound was investigated by us without success.
1.5 mile in a northerly direction through the woods from Mitchell's
Log-camp Landing, is the house of Mr. William Anderson. In an enclosure
adjoining his house, used for the cultivation of flowers and
vegetables, bones had been brought to light in the course of
cultivation. Some digging had been done by members of the family. Many
trial-holes sunk by us yielded two skeletons of adults, both closely
flexed, one on the right side, the other on the left. There were found
also disturbed bones belonging to the skeleton of an adult and to one
of a child.
badly decomposed body of a man was taken from Current River about two
miles below the bridge, on Highway 67, late Saturday.
Apparently he had jumped from the bridge and drifted down
several weeks ago.
The annual holiday party for ladies of the Reyno area who are age 80 and over is scheduled for Sunday, December 13 at 12:30 p.m. This year's event, a luncheon, will be held at Reyno Community building and is sponsored by residents of Reyno. All ladies in the 80-plus age group are invited to attend. --Pocahontas Star Herald, Dec. 3, 1981; submitted by Freda Roberts.
Governor Bill Clinton has proclaimed November "Home Health Month" in Arkansas. Nationally the week of November 27, 1983 through December 3, 1983, is being recognized as "Home Care Week."
Teri Wise, R. N., Public Health Nurse of the Randolph County Health Unit, said that in this area alone home health nurses and other public health personnel are serving 18 patients and averaging 52 home visits each month.
The State Health Department's Home Health Program provides services similar to other Home Health Agencies belonging to the Arkansas Association of Home Health Agencies (AAHHA). Promoting high standards and coordinating the efforts of these agencies is the major function of AAHHA. The valuable contribution made by those professionals who support home health deserves special recognition now when being "home for the holidays" means so much.
Home Health patients must be essentially home bound requiring special assistance like skilled nursing, physical therapy or speech therapy. to be eligible for the home health program. Services can be provided in the comfort of the home under the orders of a patient's physician.
Medicare, Medicaid or the Veterans' Administration cover a protion of the costs incurred by the State Health Department and other AAHHA members. The State Health Department makes a limited number of visits to patients who do not have a source of reimbursement.
Anyone can make a referral. Simply contact your county health unit by calling 892-5239. A registered nurse will make an assessment visit to the patient's home. The patient's physican will then be contacted to confirm the patient's needs so that a plan for care can be initiated.
Physicians use this service as an extention of their medical care. Public Health Nurses and other health care providers lend support in caring for wounds, doing foley catheter insertions and irrigations, drawing blood for tests, giving injections; providing ostomy, tracheostomy, or diabetic care; and teach diets, therapeutic exercise, ambulation and prothesis management.
People derive numerous benefits from this type of personalized care. In many instances, the ability of patients to remain in their homes with intermittent home health care can be an alternative to hospitalization, nursing homes or other extended care facilities. It also enables patients to retain their dignity and their independence, thus improving the patient's overall well-being.
Care delivered with professional concern is powerful medicine. Home health care could make "Home for the Holidays" a reality for someone you love. For more information on Randolph County's Home Health Program, call 892-5239, or you can locate other home health providers by looking in the yellow pages of your phone directory under home health agencies.
--Pocahontas Star Herald, November 24, 1983; submitted by Freda Roberts.
This part of the community is having some very bitter winter weather, with temperatures near and below zero and ice and snow.
Bob Jones of St. Charles, Mo. spent last week at his farm here, and also visited his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lorene Buhler.
Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Grissom and children joined the rest of Mrs. Grissom's family at the Tony Murdock home at Corning, for their Christmas dinner, Sunday, Dec. 18. Others joining them were Mrs. Grissom's mother, Mrs. Tom Hovas and Mr. Hovas of Corning.
Mr. and Mrs. Gail Brown and children spent Christmas week with Mrs. Brown's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hicks of Texas.
The Gospel Generations sang at the Warm Springs F. W. B. Church at its regular Third Saturday Night Singing, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. The youth group also had their Christmas play.
--Pocahontas Star Herald, Dec. 28, 1983; submitted by Freda Roberts.
Jan. 15, Girl Scout Troup 138 met
at North Side Manor Community Center.
The Sunshine EHC met February
18 (1985) at 1:30 p.m. a the home of Glena Wright. There were
members present, and a visitor, Mrs. Mary Kaczmarski, who joined our
Norman K. Smith announces his
retirement from the practice of medicine effective March 27, 1985.
Patients are asked to contact the office before the above
for information regarding transferral of their records to the physician
of their choice.
Randolph County Hospital
Auxiliary held a Coffee and elections of officers at Hillcrest
Restaurant Monday morning. The following officers were
Pres. for 1985-86, Helen Reynolds; President-elect, Lou
Secretary, Irene Cotton; Treasurer, Ethel Crawford; Public relations,
Vicki Moleski; Historian, Bernard Conway; District Chair-person,
Worshipful Master Ernest French of Randolph Lodge No. 74, F & A M wishes to publicly thank Hulen Penn and his work force at Masonic Cemetery. Those assisting Mr. Penn were: Don Waterworth, Walter Williams, Purl Hills, R. L. Whitt, Homer Higgins, Everett Blansett, William Newsom, Frank Kincade and Ted Bowers.
The work got started shortly after 8 a.m., and by 11:30 (May 15) the Masonic Cemetery was looking a lot better. A number of headstones were replaced; five or more loads of trash were removed and trash, plants and trees had been cut down.
In that this our first cemetery workday of the year was such an outstanding success, the Worshipful Master has suggested Mr. Penn's crew return in a few weeks and show the community what a little practice will do toward improving work skills. At least one of those taking part in the cemetery clean-up has stated that the next work day should be scheduled for a Saturday afternoon and that others be invited to come out to help with the work and join afterward for a potluck dinner on the grounds.
Those wishing to improve the appearance of the Masonic Cemetery and are willing to come out, should watch the Star Herald and listen to the radio for the next clean-up date. If we will all work together we can improve on what is already a good thing! --Reporter.
--Pocahontas Star Herald, May 23, 1985; submitted by Freda Roberts.
The Annual Siloam Homecoming was held on Mother's
Siloam Church and Cemetery near Middlebrook. Rev. Ray Burrow
Stoney Point held services as he has done in years past. Mrs.
Dorothy Hart, Mrs. Esta Evans and Mrs. C. T. Johnson led the gathering