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Crawford County Newspaper Article Index
Newspaper Clippings Pertaining to Crawford County, Arkansas

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- 1866 -

Surname Date
BRODIE Saturday, 3 Feb 1866

Feb 3—In this city, on the 22d ult., Josephine BRODIE, aged 20 years, 1 month.
We bid adieu to her whose voice so oft we have heard, now still in death. The grave now covers her, who, in years past was merriest among the festive throng; whose presence loaned a charm to each successive hour, no matter where such presence was found. Farewell, sweet girl! Thy place among thy friends is no longer filled, but me thinks ere now thy spirit roams among the blessed, and joy the world can never know, now fills to overflow thy soul. We love thee – miss thee, but deplore thee not. Thou art not dead, but livest in a better and happier world. “Sweet flower, good night.”

The Van Buren Press (Van Buren, Arkansas)

BUSHONG Saturday, 3 Feb 1866 Post Master Appointed
James BUSHONG, esq., has been appointed Post Master at this place.

The Van Buren Press (Van Buren, Arkansas)
SILLS Saturday, 10 Feb 1866 SHERIFF RESIGNS
William SILLS, esq., has resigned his office of Sheriff of the County of Crawford.

The Van Buren Press (Van Buren, Arkansas)
Feb. 24—Mr. James ALLISON, has received the appointment, from Gov. MURPHY, of Sheriff of this county, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. SILLS. From what we have seen of Mr. ALLISON we should say that he will make a good and efficient officer. It is the duty of all well disposed citizens, to assist him as far as possible in executing the laws and maintaining order.

The Van Buren Press (Van Buren, Arkansas)
LONDON Saturday, 24 Feb 1866 Obituary
Feb. 24—In Crawford County, on the 2d inst., Mrs. Mary E. LONDON, wife of John L. LONDON, aged 29 years.

The Van Buren Press (Van Buren, Arkansas)
Saturday, 7 Apr 1866 Obituary
Apr. 7—In this city, on the 31st ult., after a short but painful illness, Mrs. Margaret Amanda, wife of Hon. Hugh F. THOMASON, and daughter of John BOSTICK, Esq., aged 33 years.

The Van Buren Press (Van Buren, Arkansas)

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- 1869 -

Surname Date
Tuesday, 23 Mar 1869 SERIOUS ACCIDENT
Mar. 23—A man by the name of GORMAN, was accidentally shot one day last week, from a pistol in the hands of a boy named James DORRIS. It seems GORMAN and another man were talking on the walk in front of DORRIS shop, when this boy who was inside of the shop carelessly fired off a pistol, the ball passing out of the door that was open and inflicted a serious if not a fatal wound in the breast of GORMAN. It is time the authorities took this matter of carrying fire arms in hand. As it is now, this boy and most every other scrub of a boy has a pistol, which they are shooting off, greatly to the annoyance and danger of men, women and children. It would not be much satisfaction to a father or mother having a child killed or injured by such insignificant scrubs, to know that it was accidental. Let the authorities act at once.

The Van Buren Press (Van Buren, Arkansas)

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- 1917 -

Surname Date
Friday, 17 Aug 1917
Transcrips In Appeal of Murder Case Filed
LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 17—The transcript has been filed in Supreme Court in the appeal of Alexander LASETER, of Mulberry, Crawford County. He was convicted July 23, 1917, on a charge of second degree murder, for the killing of one Clyde CHASTAIN, July 20, 1916, and sentenced to six months inprisonment. He and young CHASTAIN had had some difficulty about the attentions being paid to LASETER's daughter, and this led to the killing.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Page 3 of 6
Wednesday, 19 Sep 1917 MARRIAGE LICENSES
D.G. ATKINS, Schaberg, and Miss Sydney TRIBBLE, Chester.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Page 4 of 4
Tuesday, 25 Sep 1917 MARRIAGE LICENSES
D.G. ATKINS, Schaberg, and Miss Sydney TRIBBLE, Chester.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Page 1 of 4
Monday, 3 Dec 1917

Convict Officers of Introducing Liquor
VAN BUREN, Dec. 1—Constable Edward WINFREY of Van Buren township and his chief deputy, Addis Ben BRYAN, were found guilty of introducing liquor by a jury in Circuit Court here this afternoon, and each was fined $150. Thomas OLIVER of the night police force, indicted and tried jointly with the two constables, was acquitted.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
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- 1918 -

Surname Date
LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 4—Information was received here yesterday that P.D. SCOTT of Van Buren, one of the Crawford County delegates to the Constitutional Convention, had been seriously stricken and was in a dangerous condition. Mr. SCOTT is prominent in political and banking circles, and is well known throughout the state.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
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- 1919 -

Surname Date
Friday, 26 Sep 1919 MARRIAGE LICENSES
Miley SCOTT, Mulberry, and Miss Mabel Rogers, DUTTON.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Page 3 of 4
  Saturday, 28 Jun 1919 Bargains in Farm and City Property
No. 81. 222 acres in Crawford County, Arkansas, two miles from station on main line of the Frisco railroad. About 35 acres in cultivation, fenced hog-tight. About 100 acres of this tract is practically level and smooth land. This place is located in the free-range district and is an ideal stock ranch. It is watered by 3 springs. Improvement consist of small 2-room house and a small barn. Easy terms. Price $15.00 per acre.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
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- 1920 -

Surname Date
Tuesday, 27 Jul 1920 Social and Personal  Phone 244
Mrs. George BRYAN of Van Buren was expected today on a visit to her sister, Miss Mollie BROWN, at the home of Mrs. Ashton VINCENHELLER.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
SENSING Thursday, 21 Oct 1920 Social and Personal  Phone 244
E.M. SENSING is spending the week-end at Van Buren.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

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- 1921 -

Surname Date
Wednesday Evening, 28 Dec 1921 Social and Personal
Miss Jewel PARKER has returned to her home after a visit to Miss Mildred WATERS of Van Buren.

Fayetteville Daily Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
IZARD Saturday Evening, 4 Jun 1921 M.W. IZARD Buys Hotel at Newport
NEWPORT, Ark., June 4—M.W. IZARD of Hot Springs, formerly of Fayetteville, has moved to Newport and has bought the new Columbia hotel on Main Street. His son, J.J. IZARD of Van Buren is in the banking business.

Fayetteville Daily Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
GREGG Friday Evening, 22 Jul 1921 Miss GREGG to Teach at Van Buren High
Miss Margaret GREGG of this place, a graduate of the university of Arkansas this year, has been elected instructor in domestic science of the Van Buren High School, according to an announcement made there by the board of trustees. Miss GREGG is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Toy GREGG of this place and was one of the students at the home economics practice home under direction of Miss Rowena Schmidt.

Fayetteville Daily Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Wednesday Evening, 28 Dec 1921 Social and Personal Phone 244
Hugh M. LAWSON left yesterday on a business trip to Abilene, Texas. Mrs. LAWSON accompanied him as far as Van Buren, where she will spend a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. CONSTANT.

Fayetteville Daily Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

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Surname Date
MURPHY Friday Evening, 23 Jan 1922 Social and Personal
Mrs. Eugene MURPHY and little daughter June left last night for Van Buren for a visit with Mrs. MURPHY's parents and other relatives.

Fayetteville Daily Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
ENO Wednesday, 22 Feb 1922 Miss Clara B. ENO Distinguished Guest

Fayetteville Daily Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Thursday Evening, 12 Oct 1922 Social and Personal
Miss Mollie BROWN of Van Buren who has been spending the summer and fall here with Mrs. Ashton VINCENHELLER, left today for her home.

Fayetteville Daily Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
VINCENHELLER Thursday Evening, 21 Dec 1922 Social and Personal
Mrs. Ashton VINCENHELLER will leave Christmas Eve for Van Buren where she will spend Christmas Day with relatives.

Fayetteville Daily Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

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- 1923 -

Surname Date
VINCENHELLER Tuesday Evening, 2 Jan 1923 Social and Personal
Mrs. Ashton VINCENHELLER has returned from Van Buren where she visited relatives over Christmas.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
WADE Wednesday Evening, 31 Jan 1923 Mrs. H.K. WADE was a principal speaker at Van Buren yesterday during an all-day meeting of members of the Missionary Society of the First Baptist Church of that place. The session marked celebration of annual prayer week observed by all Baptist societies.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
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ALLEN Saturday Evening, 10 Feb 1923 Social and Personal
Miss Rebecca ALLEN of Van Buren is a week-end guest here at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Dan ALLEN, and her cousin, Dan ALLEN, Jrs., and will be guest of honor this evening at an informal dance at the ALLEN home. A number of young folk from the University and Fayetteville high school set have been invited.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
STEWART Thursday Evening, 8 Mar 1923 "Brush" STEWART Found Murdered On Rudy Roadway
FORT SMITH, March 8—His head literally torn from his shoulders by a charge of shot fired at close range striking him squarly in the forehead causing instant death, the body of J.B. "Brush" STEWART, well known Crawford county farmer residing three miles north of Rudy, was found in the road near his home at noon yesterday. Officers investigating the case declared that they believed robbery was the motive of the slaying. STEWART, according to officers, was known to carry a large sum of money on his person and relatives informed them that he left home at 8 o'clock yesterday morning with $700 in a money belt about his waist beneath his clothing. STEWART was about 54 years of age, it was said, and married, though he and his wife had been separated for about two months. Officers would not make any statement in regard to the matter of clues which they are understood to have obtained but did state that they expect to make arrests in short order.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Front Page of 4
Tuesday Evening, 29 Mar 1923 Mrs. Thomas SHORE returned yesterday from Van Buren where she was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank PAPE and little daughter, Henrietta. Mrs. SHORE returned several weeks ago from a several months' viist to her son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Cameron DUNCAN of New York.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Front Page
Tuesday Evening, 17 Apr 1923 Social and Personal
A four-columned "spread" of the pictures of the Razorback beauties, Misses Helen FUTRALL and Julia BOGERT of Fayetteville, Elsie ROUW of Van Buren and Kathleen HERRING of Warren, appears in the Sunday Arkansas Democrat. Together with a story on the University beauty contest. In the text beneath the pictures credit for the art work is given to local photographers, J.H. FIELD and Hugh SOWDER, who took several of the prize-winning beauty photographs.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Saturday Evening, 28 Apr 1923 Miss HURST Wins In State Contest
Miss Ciela HURST, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. HURST, was today awarded a gold medal for first place among grammar-grade students in the state musical contest.
State winners in the high school contest were as announced yesterday, Miss CONDIDGE of Tuckerman, first in piano; Miss McMASTERS, of Berryville, second. Charles WETZELL, Van Buren, first in violin.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Front Page
"Camp in comfort" is the motto of G.U. McDAVID, who is having a camping car built at the shop of Thomas and Son on west Center Street. Mr. McDAVID purchased an old Buick, removed the body and has replaced it with a compartment built of glavanized steel and wire screening.
The compartment is as large as a small room. At one end, a double decked bed is being built in, equipped with matress and springs. Room is left for a small refrigerator, a gasoline stove and other camping necessities. The cae is to have two doors on the side reaching to the top, excluding all troublesome insects. The steel comes about half way up the side of the car and the wire screen extends the rest of the way, giving the effect of a comfortable screened porch. The car is to be used for the numerous fishing trips of the summer, Mr. McDAVID stated.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Front Page of 6
Wednesday, 6 Jun 1923 Social and Personal
Miss Alice PATTON, who has been visiting in Washington County for several weeks, will leave Saturday for Van Buren, where she will remain at the home of her brother, Max PATTON, before going to Keokuk, Iowa, where she will visit her sister, Mrs. C. A. JENKINS. Miss PATTON spent the week end at Prairie Grove and will be a guest in Fayetteville at the residence, of L.D. UHL until Saturday. Mrs. UHL occupies the old PATTON home, 433 Vandeventer Street.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Pg 4 of 4
Tuesday Evening, 10 Jul 1923 Social and Personal
Miss Mollie BROWN of Van Buren is a guest at the home of Mrs. Ashton VINCENHELLER on Washington Avenue.

Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
VINCENHELLER Saturday, 1 Sep 1923 Obituary

Fayetteville Daily Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
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