Monday, 21-Sep-2015 15:33:47 MDT
Strolling Down Central Avenue - 6
Those of you who have lived in the Hot Springs area remember the days when you got all "gussied up" before going shopping down Central Avenue, because the photographer from Stonecipher Photography, Petty Studio (417 Quapaw Avenue), Coffey's Camera Shop, or Deluxe Studio might take your photograph. (There may have been other photographers--these are the only four I know of as of this date.)
We are using some of these photographs and hope you enjoy them. If you have one that you would like included, please scan and email them to the webmaster.
STROLLING DOWN CENTRAL AVENUE HAS BEEN DIVIDED INTO SECTIONS TO SPEED UP LOADING TIME. PLEASE BE SURE AND VISIT ALL PAGES.
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Photographs in the Melting Pot Genealogical Society collection have been submitted by the families of the subjects and are not to be copied or otherwise used without the express permission of the MPGS or the submitter.
New additions to our collection and some unknown photographs appear on page 8. If you recognize any of the people and let us know.
Cynthia Elizabeth "Betty" Garner Haley and her mother Mildred "Millie" Huchingson Garner in 1944. Millie was born 16 June 1895 and died 26 March 1971 and is buried in Smith Creek Cemetery. Submitted by Cynthia's daughter Anita Haley Millard
Aileen Wallis, Cynthia Garner Haley, and Mary Lee Rigsby Garner in 1945. Aileen and Cynthia worked for the telephone company, and Mary Lee worked for the newspaper. All were from Lonsdale and shared an apartment in Hot Springs. Aileen and Mary Lee are buried in Smith Creek Cemetery. Submitted by Anita Haley Millard
Albert Barnes "AB" Garner, husband of Millie Huchingson Garner, in the late 1950s. Albert worked in the Garland County courthouse in the 1950s and 1960s. As a Justice of the Peace, he married many couples in his house on Spring Street. He is buried in Smith Creek Cemetery. Submitted by Anita Haley Millard, his granddaughter
|Jesse Edith Haley Smith (1924-2001) and her mother Eva Marie Pettis Haley (1897-1980). Submitted by Eva's granddaughter, Anita Haley Millard||Anne Lucille Haley Thurman was a waitress at the Dutch Treat Cafe in the Majestic Hotel until she retired. Submitted by Anita Haley Millard||Lorna Paulzak Nobles, Shirley Wyatt Paulzak, and Anita Haley Millard in 1965. The girls were all students at Fountain Lake. Submitted by Anita Haley Millard|
|Martha Jeffie Dunbar Stover and her mother Zana Murphy Dunbar about 1949. Submitted by Jeffie Stover's daughter Janice Stover Holzer||In the front is Effie Dunbar Elliott and her sister Martha Jeffie Dunbar Stover. In the back are their friends from Illinois. Submitted by Janice Stover Holzer||Alma Cook Creighton in 1946. Mrs. Creighton lives in Benton, and she and her husband owned Creighton Plumbing Company. Submitted by Charleen Cook Nobles|
|Roy West, LaVerne Burton Black, and Max Forrest. Submitted by LaVerne Burton Black||Ida Lee Carpenter Cash Ritter and her oldest son Donald Joe Cash. Ida was born September 21, 1913, and died June 21, 1985. Donald was born November 3, 1939, and died February 19, 2008. They are both buried in Fairplay Cemetery, Saline County. Submitted by Glenda Henry Jenkins||Ida Lee Carpenter Cash Ritter with her children Charles Wayne, Betty Lee, and Donald Joe Cash. Submitted by Glenda Henry Jenkins|
|Edna Oneal Carpenter Hughes, a daughter of Millard and Laura Lawrence Carpenter born December 3, 1903, and died May 7, 1954, and is buried in Fairplay Cemetery. She was married to George Hughes. Submitted by Glenda Henry Jenkins||Eleanor Gilliam February 10, 1953. Miss Gilliam was a professor at Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Submitted by Robert and Martha Gilliam||William "Bill" and Doris Russell Seiz taken in 1942. Bill was a son of William and Emma Seiz, and Doris was a daughter of Clinton Hunter Russell. They are both buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Caroline Seiz Campbell|
|Tom Cunningham and his brother Don about 1960. Tom graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1957, and Don in 1959. Both served in the United States Air Force. Photo courtesy of Tom Cunningham||Clifton and Iris Nix. Photo courtesy of their grandson Harley Bone||George Angelo, Harry Rader, and Gary Everhart between 1949-1950. Photo courtesy of H. Everhart|
|Frank and Cleo Rader in 1952. Photo courtesy of Harry Rader||Martha Hicks and Shirley Holder. Photo courtesy of Charleen Cook Nobles||Eddie Wheatley (left) and Paul Johnson (class of HSHS 1959), show off their latest Elvis Presley 45-rpm single, probably just purchased at Biles' Music Store, in about 1956. Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson|
|Paul Johnson, HSHS class of 1959, heads down Central toward Stonecipher's photo and souvenir shop in 1964 while an employee of The Sentinel-Record. At that time the newspaper had no photography facilities, and Stonecipher's processed and printed all photographs for the paper. Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson||Olvia Smith Moore and her sister-in-law Kathleen Gaggs Smith shopping in Hot Springs in the 1940s or 1950s. Mrs. Moore was the resident and owner of the Draughon-Moore "Ace of Clubs" House in Texarkana, Texas. It is the oldest standing residence on the Texas side. "Miss Olivia" was well known for her fondness for shoes (especially for shoes from Neiman Marcus). Photo courtesy of the Texarkana Museums Sytem from the Draughon-Moore Archives||Sydney Luckett and her grandmother, Pearl Smith Fitzwater, both of Texarkana, Arkansas, in 1954. They were in Hot Springs visiting Pearl's brother, James Arthur Smith. Pearl and her brother (along with a a sister, Ida Smith Wilcox of Pine Bluff) were children of Thomas Elijah and Dora Barnett Smith of Saline County, Arkansas. Dora was the daughter of David Glover Barnett, an early pastor of First Baptist Church of Benton. Thomas Elijah was a son of John Madison and Elizabeth Agnes Bradley Smith of Saline County. Smith Township, Saline County, was named for this Smith family. Courtesy of Nancy Smith Gibson|
|Inez Halsell Cline holding the hand of her daughter Nancy K. Cline Minton with her aunt Jeri Halsell holding her daughter Sherri Halsell Rowlett in December 1954. Inez, along with others, was a charter member of the Melting Pot Genealogical Society. Courtesy of Nancy K. Cline Minton||Faye Hardy Kizziar, Geneva Hardy, Wanda Hardy Smurl, Alton Hardy. Alton and Geneva Hardy with their two daughters taken August 9, 1949. (Wanda is holding the then popular kewpie doll on a stick.) Courtesy of Wanda Hardy Smurl||Faye Hardy Kizziar, Geneva Hardy, Wanda Hardy Smurl, Ollie Guinn. Geneva and her two daughters with a friend taken while Christmas shopping December 16, 1947. Courtesy of Wanda Hardy Smurl|
|Geneva Martin Hardy, unknown, and Geneva's sister Hazel Keenom taken May 17, 1946. Geneva died in 2003 shortly before her 90th birthday. Courtesy of Wanda Hardy Smurl, daughter of Geneva Hardy||Luther Hardy and his father Alton Hardy taken October 6, 1947, shortly before Luther joined the Navy. Alton and his family lived in Mountain Pine and moved to Hot Springs around 1954. Alton was born September 15, 1904, and died June 1969 and is buried in Oma Cemetery, Hot Spring County, Arkansas. Courtesy of Wanda Hardy Smurl||Eliza was a daughter of James I. Winchester and Nancy Battles. She was born June 1887 and reared in the Haskell area of Saline County, Arkansas. She died November 23, 1970. She was married to George Helton and A. M. Crawford. Courtesy of Noreen Henthorne Houpt|
|Marvin Golden in 1944 (the one on the right). Mr. Golden was born February 3, 1918, to Martin and Mary Abbott Golden. He died February 27, 2006. Photo courtesy of Royce Chambers||Jewell Golden in 1957. Mrs. Golden is the mother of Helen Golden Chambers. Photo courtesy of Royce Chambers||Helen Golden in 1963. She is a daughter of Jewell Golden and the wife of Royce Chambers and is a hairdresser. Photo courtesy of Royce Chambers|
|Butch Naven and Royce Chambers. Photo courtesy of Royce Chambers||William H. "Junior" Chambers and Harold Jake B. Chambers in 1959. Junior was born August 29, 1933, and died January 26, 1961. His brother, Harold, was born April 26, 1940, and died June 22, 2003. He was a Master Chief (E-9) for the US Navy. Photo courtesy of Royce Chambers.||Rena and her husband David Allen February 23, 1944. Rena Wagoner Waggoner Allen was born in 1899 in Grayson, Sherman, Texas, and died in 1975 in Artesia, New Mexico, in the home of her sister Beulah Brooks Webb. Courtesy of her niece, Bev Fleming|
|Marie Dotson Westerman Long and Robert Eugene Elliott, Sr., about 1947. Photo courtesy of Quinn C. Elliott||Quinn and Robert Eugene Elliott, Jr., in 1958. Photo courtesy of Quinn C. Elliott||Warren Edwin "Ed" Creighton and his wife Alma Mary Cook Creighton in 1944. The legs belong to their son Eddie. Photo courtesy of Charleen Cook Nobles, Alma's niece|
|Warren Edwin "Ed" Creighton in 1945. Ed was a plumber in Benton. Ed was born June 21, 1918, and died February 28, 1999, and is buried in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander, Saline County. Photo courtesy of Charleen Cook Nobles||Ruby Thomas Dooley of Clarendon and her daughter-in-law, Frances Bramlett Dooley of Earle about 1946. Photo courtesy of Deborah Dooley Ferguson, daughter of Frances and Clayton Leon Dooley||Frances Bramlett Dooley and her mother-in-law, Ruby Thomas Dooley. Frances was born September 15, 1928, to Clyde and Mabel Bramlett in Earle, Arkansas. She was married to Clayton Leon Dooley of Clarendon, Arkansas. She is buried at Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion, Arkansas. Leon is buried in Dale Cemetery in Dale, Oklahoma. Photo courtesy of Deborah Dooley Ferguson|
|Kathleen Reid and Caroline Seiz. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reid Swanson||Molly Brandt, Joyce Stonecipher, Caroline Seiz, and Kathleen Reid. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reid Swanson||Caroline Seiz and Kathleen Reid. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reid Swanson|
|This was a photo of some of the pledges of the Delta Beta Sigma sorority. They were Rachel Kuechenmeister, Ann Gray, Agnes Neimeyer, Shirley Ann (Collier) Murphy, Mary Lois Diggs, Molly (Brandt) Cooper, Joyce Stonecipher. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reid Swanson||Another photo of the Delta Beta Sigma sorority pledges at the end of their initiation. They were Rachel Kuechenmeister (standing), Joyce Stonecipher, Shirley Ann (Collier) Murphy, Mary Lois Diggs, Ann Gray, Molly (Brandt) Cooper, Agnes Neimeyer. Most of these young ladies were either members of the 1948 or the 1949 Hot Springs High School class. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reid Swanson||Another photo of the Delta Beta Sigma sorority pledges, 1947.
Left to right: Joyce Stonecipher, Molly Brandt, Ann Gray, Mary Lois Diggs, Agnes Neimeyer, Rachel Kuechenmeister. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reid Swanson
|Left to right: George Queen, Shirley Collier, Agnes Niemeyer, Molly Brandt, Tommy Cooper, Joyce Stonecipher, and Hiram Cooper. (Not certain who the two are behind.) Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton||Tom Cooper and Edgar A. Poe. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton||This picture is Joyce Stonecipher, Billie Jo Moore, and Joan Creason in 1946. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton|
|JoAnn Selig Smith and her mother Frances Elizabeth Selig on August 2, 1947. Photo courtesy of JoAnn Selig Smith||Jimmie and Charles Sinclair visiting Hot Springs from El Dorado in 1953. Photo courtesy of their daughter, Lynne Sinclair||Charles and Jimmie Sinclair visiting Hot Springs August 1954. Photo courtesy of their daughter, Lynne Sinclair|
|Charles Sinclair and an expecting Jimmie Sinclair visiting Hot Springs in 1955. Photo courtesy of their daughter, Lynne Sinclair||Charles and Jimmie Sinclair visiting Hot Springs with their daughters in 1959. Photo courtesy of Lynne Sinclair||Jimmie and Charles Sinclair visiting Hot Springs with their daughters May 1961. Photo courtesy of Lynne Sinclair|
|Burton Sargo, son of Samuel and Vay Sargo, was a policeman for the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was married to Evelyn Owen and is father to Jan and Becky Sargo. Submitted by Jan Sargo Thomason||Joseph Eugene Bayless, Sr., born 1905 and died 1958, was married to Rado McDowell. Joseph is buried in Ozark Lithia Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Bettye Bayless Jarrell||Martha Louisa Cunningham Henson (married to John Henry Henson) and her granddaughter, Rado McDowell Bayless Jarrell. Martha Louisa and John Henry are buried in Cunningham Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Bettye Bayless Jarrell|
|Eldorado Lydia "Rado" McDowell Bayless Jarrell, born July 7, 1908, and died October 4, 2001, was a daughter of John Bunyen and Mary Elizabeth Henson McDowell. Rado is buried in McDowell Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Bettye Bayless Jarrell||Katherine Johnson Vann (masseuse at Ozark Bath House from 1954 until it closed) and Berniece Powell (masseuse at Fordyce Bath House) in the 1960s. Photo courtesy of Robert Vann||Katherine Johnson Vann and her son David Doyle Vann. Photo courtesy of Katherine's son, Robert Vann|
|Kenneth DeLee and M. J. Groves. Photo courtesy of Linda Culliver Stevens||Betty Culliver, Sue Sutton, and Alice Culliver in the 1950s. PHoto courtesy of Linda Culliver Stevens||Jayne Gould May 1958. Photo courtesy of Jayne Gould Poplett|
|Ed C. Appler III and his brother Joseph Appler about 1954. Photo courtesy of Joseph Appler.||Edward C. Appler, Sr., on June 1, 1940. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler||Unknown and Juanita Appler dated July in the mid 1940s. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler|
|Juanita Appler with her friend, Rae, September 4, 1943. She sent this photograph to her husband, Ed C. Appler, Jr., during World War II. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler||Flo Dodge and Juanita Appler September 13, 1944. Juanita sent this photograph to her husband, Ed C. Appler, Jr., during World War II. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler||Ed C. Appler, Jr., July 10, 1946. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler|
|Unknown and Ed C. Appler October 31, 1953. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler||Ed C. and Juanita Appler with their sons, Joseph and Ed C. Appler III about 1953. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler||Ed C. Appler, Jr., Spring of 1956. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler|
|Ed C. Appler III and Joseph Appler with their mother Juanita. Photo courtesy of Tricia Garza Appler||Hazel and Clayton Walters with their son, Victor, August 1946. Photo courtesy of Vic Walters||Dolly Coker Price and Frances Thornton Slater about 1945. Photo courtesy of Debra Slater Garner|
|Nan Turner Merchant and co-worker of Merrill Lynch, Fenner and Beane located in the Arlington Hotel basement in 1951. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant||Lt. Col. Clarence W. Bale, born July 1, 1908, in Sioux City, Iowa, was married to Edith Mills. Col. Bale died November 12, 1995, and is buried in Little Rock National Cemetery, Pulaski County. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant||John Marion Turner. Mr. Turner was born March 19, 1890, in Seward County, Nebraska, and died June 3, 1983, and is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County. Photo courtesy of his daughter, Nan Turner Merchant|
|John Marion Turner, husband of Nannie Lee Hill Turner. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant||Marguerite Turner Johnson and her mother, Nannie Lee Hill Turner. Nannie Lee Hill was born February 11, 1891, and died February 7, 1967, and is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant||Marguerite "Margie" Turner Johnson and Edith Mills Bale. Margie was born August 29, 1912, and died August 5, 2004, and is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant|
|Edith Mills Bale, born January 25, 1909, and died November 21, 1987. She is buried in Little Rock National Cemetery, Pulaski County. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant||Marguerite Turner Johnson and Anna Marie (LNU). Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant||Dr. Norman F. Westermann, born January 31, 1928, and his wife, Frances Lee Turner Westermann, born April 17, 1928, and died March 8, 2009. Frances was a daughter of John Marion and Nannie Hill Turner. Dr. Westermann died January 6, 2004, and both are buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant|