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9834. Mellie Lee Ann Hunt
Info from family and personal knowledge of Michael Cole.
She was a writer and story teller. She served as the Rock Springs community correspondent for the local newspaper, the Harrison (AR) Daily Times and Boone County Headlight.
William John Tuma Coleman
RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason from Michael Steven Cole M.D. [MColeMD@theColeFamily.com].
His birthdate was incorrectly reported as 1885 on his death certificate.
Records of Fremont College (now Midlands Lutheran College) show that Will "TUME" was a student in the 1890's.
On 24 September 1895 "John TUMA, Jr., returned to school in Fremont," Nebraska, according to the 27 September issue of The Dodge [NE] Criterion.
The Dodge [NE] Criterion reported on 23 April 1897, "Will TUMA went to Fremont Wednesday [21 April] to attend the Normal School there. His sister will also attend after the first of next month."
Enrolled in the Teacher's Institute held at Ord, Nebraska, in June 1900. (Teacher's Institutes were held in various communities in Nebraska, usually in early summer, for the purpose of training individuals who wished to teach in small rural schools.)
York Co., NE, Marriage Book E, p. 686 (included his parents' names)
Frequently mentioned in The Ord [Nebraska] Weekly Journal newspaper in 1900.
On 20 Sep 1900 The Ord [NE] Journal reported that he and wife "left [17 September] Monday morning for Chelan, Washington, at which place he has secured a school for the winter. Mr. TUMA has a brother-in-law residing there and
if he likes the country will probably remain a while." The Ord [NE] Journal of 23 August 1900 reported that his teaching job in Washington state would pay $45 per month.
City directory of May 1902, which listed his occupation as carpenter
City directory of May 1903, which listed his occupation as carpenter
City directory of 1904-1905, which listed his occupation as contractor and builder
City directory of 1906-1907, which listed his occupation as contractor
The last contact he had with his mother in Nebraska was a letter from Colorado, signed "W. J. TUMA," dated 2 November 1904, at which time he wrote that she should expect another letter, along with a photo of her granddaughter Elsie, in about two weeks.
Colorado Springs [CO] City Directory of 1907-1908 reported that Wm. J. TUMA had moved to Denver.
Between 1915 and 1920 he bought and sold land several times in Bonneville Co., Idaho.
In 1918 "William John COLEMAN," born "18 Sep 1873," registered for the World War I civilian draft in Bonneville Co., Idaho.
1922 and 1923 city directories listed William's occupation as builder.
City directory of 1924, which listed his occupation as contractor
City directory of 1926, which listed his occupation as carpenter
City directory of 1927, which listed his occupation as building contractor
His relatives in Nebraska had (unconfirmed) reports that he had been killed by a fall while he was repairing the roof of his residence in Colorado Springs in 1904 or 1905. It was apparently believed by his sister and mother that his wife and child(ren) were returning to Nebraska, but in spite of searching for them, they still had located no trace of them by 1925.
Following the death of William's mother, in a letter dated 25 June 1925 to the County Judge at Burwell, Nebraska, Inez's brother David S. PARKHURST wrote: "Dear Sir; I do not know where Will Tuma Coleman is. The last I heard of him he was at Hazard, Nebraska, with his wife and little girl. His wife was my sister and he is my brother-in-law. Yours Truly, D. S. Parkhurst, Minatare, Nebraska, R.R. #2." (Note that relatives were aware that the surname had been changed from TUMA to COLEMAN.)
In 1940-46 he served as Justice of the Peace of Jackson Township in Boone Co., Arkansas.
Enumerator's District 28, Sheet No. 12, #265
9835. Kinner Asbury (Berry) Hunt
Boone Co., AR, Marriage Book P, p. 274
His obituary appeared in Harrison [AR] Daily Times on 3 Feb 1976.
Bea Clarice Green
Boone Co., AR, Marriage Book N, p. 418
Her obituary appeared in the Harrison [AR] Daily Times on 23 March 1989.
12920. James Kenneth Hunt
Was a Private in Company A, 304th Infantry, 3rd Army, under General PATTON.
Died in "The Dash Across the Rhine" during World War II.
First buried in the U.S. Military Cemetery at Hamm, near Luxembourg, Germany.
9836. Mabel Etta Hunt
Boone Co., AR, Marriage Book N, p. 108
Boone County [AR] Headlight, 12 Oct 1967
Her obituary appeared in The Times-Herald of Washington, Indiana.
Arnold A. Russell
RESEARCHER: Information from Mary Ellen Drolet [firstname.lastname@example.org] on 17 Aug 2004.
WWI Draft Registration, Arnold A. Russell, Knox Co., Ind. June 5, 1917, #2697, Signed by Arnold Russell, age 21, dob April 8, 1896, Natural Born at Glendale, Ind. US, Employment, Laborer on Farm, Employed by Walter Stanley near Harrison, Ark. Single, caucasian, Claimed physical impairment: Rupture. Short, medium build, dark brown eyes, dark hair.
1920 Federal Census, Boone Co., Arkansas: Census date Jan. 22, 1920, Roll: T625_54 , Page: 25A , ED: 45, Image: 0990
Harrison Household 623 N. Walnut, Dwelling 204-Household 230,
name age bp parent bp occupation
Arnold Russell 23 Ind Indiana Laborer, RR?
Wife, Mabel 18 Ark. Ark.
Ernest 5/12 Ark father Ind., mother Ark
9837. Charles Grady Hunt
His obituary appeared in the Harrison [AR] Daily Times on 11 and 12 July 1989.
Lena Ethel Borland
She was a charter member of Northvale Baptist Church, Harrison, Arkansas.
Her obituary appeared in the Harrison [AR] Daily Times on 3 Feb 1997.
9838. Emily Kathryn Hunt
EDUCATION: Mary Hardin Baylor College, Belton, Texas
Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway, Arkansas
She was a school teacher at Calico Rock and Harrison, Arkansas, retiring in 1975.
She was a Baptist Sunday School teacher and church pianist.
Her obituary appeared in the Harrison [AR] Daily Times on 29 Jan 1997.
9843. Ralph Lozier Daniel
CHILDREN: Information sent to T.Mason on 7 Jan 2008 by grandson Patrick Stockton.
12932. Jeanne Marie Daniel
DEATH: Information sent to T.Mason on 25 Feb 2008 by Patrick Stockton.
Thomas J. Stockton
OBITUARY: Southwest Times Record, Fort Smith, AR. 28 Jun 2007
Thomas J. Stockton , 74, of Waldron died Monday, June 25, 2007, in his home. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, managed F.W. Woolworth and Woolco Stores, owned Jays Discount in Fayetteville, Farmington and Alma. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Juanita; three daughters, Teri Ramirez and Donna Jones, both of Fort Smith, and Melinda Watson of Baroda, Mich.; two sons, Larry Stockton of London, England, and Patrick Stockton of Waldron; a sister, Orpha Bell of Duncan, Ariz.; three brothers,. Gerald Stockton of Springdale, Larry Stockton of Ft. Scott, Kan., and Kevin Stockton of San Antonio; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Christopher and Nathan Ramirez, Joshua and Matthew Jones, Harold Burt and Larry Stockton Jr. The body may be viewed from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peach Tree Hospice.
Marriage Notes for Suzanne Newashe and Francis Robert McDowell
Francis R. McDowell & Suzanne Newashe were married in Pottawatomie County Oklahoma Marriages on September 3, 1949. Book: 32 Page: 495
12938. Emma Roseanne McDowell
IN MEMORIUM: Emma Roseanne Todd age 59, of Noel, Missouri, was called to heaven on Sunday - May 3, 2009 at 11:20 a.m. at her residence following an illness.
Rosie began her journey on February 14, 1950 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, born to the late Francis Robert and Suzanne (Newashe) McDowell. She was a member of Sac and Fox Tribe. Rosie married Charles "Sonny" Todd on February 14, 1998 in Miami, Oklahoma. Rosie worked as a registered nurse for many years for Tyson Foods, Siloam Springs Hospital, and Northwest Regional Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas. She loved and enjoyed caring for her pets.
Rosie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charlie "Sonny" Todd in June of 2007.
She is survived by six children - Jeff Todd and wife Jean of Noel, Missouri; Steve Todd and wife Janice of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Mark Todd and wife Jackie of Owasso, Oklahoma; Paul Todd and wife Anita of Anderson, Missouri; Reveille Gould and husband David of Crestview, Florida; and Edie King and husband John of Asbury, Missouri. Twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren along with many other relatives, friends and neighbors whom will dearly miss Rosie.
9881. Maggie Imogene Hart
Death certificate #018426
12944. Vernon Louis Grubb
In 1944 he was an Oklahoma All-State basketball player.
In July 1944 he joined the U.S. Army.