October 27, 1825
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In the nineteenth century, Izard County served as a gateway to settlement across northern Arkansas and was the parent county of seven other counties. Later, Izard County's virgin yellow pine forests provided lumber to other parts of the state.
|Prosperity A. R. P. Church|
Although technically in Wheeling, Fulton County, Many Izard County residents have roots in this church.
|Izard County Cemeteries|
|History of Izard County|
From "Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas" by Goodspeed Publishing Company 1889
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Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society
Montgomery and McCormack to address Izard County Historical Society
BROCKWELL - The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet on April 10, 2016, at the Izard County Senior Center on Highway #9 South of Brockwell at 2 p.m. Mrs. Carolyn Atkinson, President of the society, welcomes anyone to attend this informative meeting and to enjoy some refreshments after the session. The public is urged to bring mementos, pictures, newspaper articles, etc. about Calico Rock or the bank to the meeting as tables will display these articles for viewing.
Joann Montgomery and Mondalyn McCormack will share information about The State Bank of Calico Rock and about Mr. E. C. Rodman, Cashier of the bank. They will also share some of the “happenings” at the bank over the years that might be of interest to everyone.
Well known in the Arkansas Bankers Association, Rodman entered the Bluff City Bank of Calico Rock in 1909 at the age of 21. In 1914, the Bluff City Bank merged with Peoples Bank and became the State Bank of Calico Rock. From 1909 to 1978 he was with the same banking institution except for the time he served in World War One. Rodman was one of Izard County’s best known and most respected citizens. He was a supporter of various civic clubs, the Calico Rock Public School Board, and taught a Bible Class at the Calico Rock Methodist Church.
“Joann Farmer Montgomery began working at the State Bank of Calico Rock on October 2, 1956, following graduation from high school. She started as a secretary and did just about every job in the bank at some time. She attended various banking schools over the years. She was affiliated with various banking organizations and served as Secretary and later as President of the Ozark Mountain Bank Women. She retired on October 2, 1998, as Senior Vice President and Cashier of First National Bank of Izard County (formerly State Bank of Calico Rock) after working 42 years for the same bank in three different locations. Since retirement she has done quite a bit of traveling and stays busy with various activities around her home in Elizabeth, AR”
“Mondalyn Caldwell McCormack started work at the State Bank of Calico Rock in 1945 while she was still a senior in high school. After she was married, she moved with her family to Kansas and lived there until they returned to Calico Rock in 1958. Soon after that she returned to work at the bank as a bookkeeper. She held that position until 1970 when the bank moved into new facilities and she became drive-in teller. She was named Assistant Cashier and held that position and continued to be drive-in teller until her retirement in 1992. Since retirement she has been involved in various activities in the Calico Rock area, including being a member of the Community Medical Center Board of Directors and is active in Hospice.”
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