CAROLINE CRAVENS (1831 - 18 Sept 1923): 


Mrs. Caroline Cravens held positions of President as well as Recording Secretary during the early years of the Southern Memorial Association.

Her husband, Col. Jesse L. Cravens (1831 - 16 January 1908), who served with the 62nd Arkansas Militia and 5th Missouri Cavalry during the War Between the States.  Jesse was a graduate of West Point.  He opened an insurance office in Fayetteville in 1888.  He also served a period of time as secretary on the board of trustees for the Arkansas State University in Fayetteville.

Regarding Jesse L. Cravens, the Springdale News of 24 January 1908 stated:  He was one of our foremost fellow citizens and was held in the highest esteem by the entire community.

In the Fayetteville Daily Democrat of 18 September 1923 was the following notice:  Mrs. J.L. Cravens, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home on College Avenue here this afternoon at three o'clock.  She has been critically ill since Saturday.

Both Caroline and her husband are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas.