Monday, 02-Dec-2013 13:35:08 MST
Strolling Down Central Avenue - 7
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.)
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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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We are reserving page 8 for unknown photos. Please take a look at that page to see if you recognize any of the people and let us know.
Sara Ann Martin with her mother Dorothy Finch Martin pushing the twins Julia "Bitty" and Juliet "Mitsy" down Central Avenue about 1953. Photo courtesy of Tansill Stough
Kin Bush with his mother Alice Bush. Photo courtesy of Tansill Stough
From left to right, they are Mary Etta Stanley (1898-1980), Mildred Thurston, and Mildred's husband, John Thurston. The photograph, probably taken in the early 1950s when Mrs. Stanley was a resident of Hot Springs. Mildred and John Thurston were, at the time, residents of Lutesville, Missouri, now called Marble Hill, Missouri, which is near Jackson, Missouri, just north of the boot heel. All three are deceased with Mrs. Stanley being buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Photo had previously been shown as unmarked and has been identified by Rich Castle, Mrs. Stanley's grandson. Rich tells us the shoes Mrs. Stanley were wearing were red and were given to her granddaughter, Elana Churchill. Mr. Thurston was a World War II wounded veteran.
|Florence Craig Maus (3 February 1905 - 10 November 1986) and Tacy Smith. Miss Smith was a former science teacher at Hot Springs Junior High. She was born 23 August 1919 and was married to Jack Pearson. She died 24 April 2009. Photo submitted by Mrs. Maus' daughter, Jane Maus Reynolds||Don Hardin and Royce Eugene Flowers around the fall of 1945. See Royce Eugene Flowers obituary. Photo courtesy of Don Hardin||Edsel Maddox and Don Hardin May 1946. See Edsel Maddox obituary. Photo courtesy of Don Hardin|
|Don Hardin and Larry Nelson March 1949. Photo courtesy of Don Hardin||Don Hardin and Jack Schrader. Jack was born 28 August 1930 and died 4 November 1979. Photo courtesy of Don Hardin||Ethel and Dr. David Mallory December 26, 1956. Mrs. Mallory was born in 1892 and died in 1970. Dr. Mallory was born 1896 and died in 1963. Both are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs. Photo courtesy of Glenn Duncan|
|Sarah Beth Ward (Hot Springs High School Class of 1949) and her friend, Dorothy Petty (Stamps), from Henderson in the Fall of 1952. Photo courtesy of Glenn Duncan||Albert Ward (deceased) with his granddaughter Laura Beth and his daughter Beth Ward Black April 4, 1956. Photo courtesy of Glenn Duncan||Nan Turner Merchant walking down Central Avenue August 10, 1950. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant|
|Marguerite "Margie" Turner Johnson and Frances Turner Westermann pushing Kathi Westermann Frieling in a stroller. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant||Nan Turner Merchant and Della Mae Love Baker. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant||Bill "Willie" Beck and Johnny Ballard August 1961. Photo courtesy of John S. Ballard|
|Robert "Bob" Hartsell worked for DeLuxe Studio in 1947. This particular photograph was taken in front of the studio. This and the following three photos were taken of him during that year by Tom Hickman. Photo courtesy of Bob Hartsell||Robert Hartsell with the canvas travel bag that he used to carry his camera and related equipment. Photo courtesy of Bob Hartsell.||Robert Hartsell walking down Central Avenue the day before his birthday. Photo courtesy of Bob Hartsell|
|Robert Hartsell inside the Deluxe Studio's window display. His job on that day was to remove the old display and set up a new one. Photo courtesy of Bob Hartsell||Robert Hartsell in 1948. He was no longer working for DeLuxe Studio but was going to the shop for a visit. Photo courtesy of Bob Hartsell||Cynthia Caldwell, Margie Searcy, Mary Lee Wilson, Emma Sue Smith taken January 23, 1948. They were all 1950 graduates of Hot Springs High School. Photo courtesy of Mary Lee Wilson Thompson|
|Aldon Thompson (1948 HSHS graduate) and Mary Lee Wilson (1950 HSHS graduate) in 1950. They married December 1951. Photo courtesy of Mary Lee Wilson Thompson||Barbara Baggett (1949 HSHS graduate), Jimmy Baber (1951 HSHS graduate), Roy Westermann (1950 HSHS graduate), and Mary Lee Wilson. Notice the sign that reads, "Cigarettes 21 cents per package, $2.05 per carton." Photo courtesy of Mary Lee Wilson Thompson||Frank Murchison and Roy Westermann April 12, 1949. Photo courtesy of Mary Lee Wilson Thompson|
|Bill Wilson (Mary Lee Wilson Thompson's brother) April 15, 1945. Courtesy of Mary Lee Wilson Thompson||Anita Bright Walton, Mary Lee Wilson, Gerry Tenny, Billie June Davis in 1951. They were Arkansas National Bank employees. Photo courtesy of Mary Lee Wilson Thompson||Lillian (Noles) Hart and James Marshall Hart strolling down Central Avenue on their wedding day June 11, 1947. James M. Hart was born March 24, 1916, in Nashville, Arkansas, but he lived most of his life with his Aunt Emma Hart in Hot Springs after the death of both of his parents early in his life. His father was a civil engineer and he helped build and partly owned the ill-fated M.D. & G. Railroad which had a depot that once stood at Central and Winans Avenue in 1910 in Hot Springs. James died September 21, 1995, in Hot Springs and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Hot Springs. His wife, Lillian, was born at the Howell Home Place "Under the Hill," Buckville, Arkansas. James was a World War II veteran, and he and Lillian owned and operated the Credit Bureau of Hot Springs for a number of years. They were charter members of the Melting Pot Genealogical Society of Hot Springs. Photo courtesy of their daughter, Marsha Hart Edwards|
|Hattie Earlene Slaughter (born July 23, 1899, San Augustine,
Texas; died January 25, 1995, San Augustine) and John Edward Thomson
(born April 29, 1895, San Augustine; died June 15, 1966, San Augustine).
They married January 30, 1920, in San Augustine.
Hattie was the great-great-granddaughter of Edward Johnson and Deborah Sinclair of Columbus, Hempstead County, Arkansas. Edward was a Revolutionary War veteran. She is also the great-granddaughter of Rebecca Johnson and George Teel who were original colonists to Texas in S. F. Austin's "Old 300." Photo courtesy of Larry Hirt
|William R. Keener (1890-1955) and Callie Cogburn Keener (1894-1980). Mr. and Mrs. Keener are buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. Photo courtesy of Ray and Johnnie Whisenhunt||Ray and Johnnie Mae Hinsley Whisenhunt. Photo courtesy of Ray and Johnnie Whisenhunt|
|Mr. Henry and Dorsey Roddenberry on May 9, 1941. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton||James Andrew Stonecipher and James Robert Stonecipher on April 20, 1940. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton||Claude Stonecipher and Jim Stonecipher on July 27, 1940. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton|
|Jo Shipley Krug, Joyce Stonecipher, Jimmie Shipley Stonecipher, Millie Shipley Reedman. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton||George Queen, Shirley Collier, Bruce Murphy, Agnes Neimeyer, Molly Brandt, Tommy Cooper, Rachel Kuechenheister, Joyce Stonecipher, Hiram Cooper. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton||Frances Benton, Neil Thornton, Virginia Hadaway, and George Collier taken September 12, 1944. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton|
|Neil Thornton, Chuck Thornton, J. R. Stonecipher, and Jim Thornton taken September 3, 1958. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton||Frank Kincaid, Richard Gillham, Neil Thornton taken November 18, 1943. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton||Ted Fotioo, Ann Craigo, Marian Davis, Bill Harper, and Neil Thornton taken February 26, 1945. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton|
|Neil Thornton, Lillian Adamson, Charlie Plymale taken April 30, 1947. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton||Danny Allen, Neil Thornton, and Flave Peters taken March 12, 1949. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton||Dorsey Roddenberry in 1947 in the back of DeLuxe Studio.|
|Ruby and Lynn Hall May 20, 1957. Photo courtesy of Ray and Johnnie Whisenhunt||Ray Whisenhunt and cook July 1961. Photo courtesy of Ray Whisenhunt|