Census Holman Henry B. head Nov.
1842 51 Ar Mo Ar md 23 U.S. Dept. Marshall
Mary S. wife Apr. 1853 46 Ar Ar Ar
md.23 7 ch. 3 living
Marie L. dau
Sept 1882 17 Ar Ar Ar
Henry B. Jr son Jan . 1886 13
Ar Ar Ar
John B. son Aug. 1891
8 Ar Ar Ar
321 Walnut St. listed also are several boarders of different professions,
apparently a boarding house. 1900 Census of Texarkana Ar. 1900
census list Saul Gibson age 60 as Dept. US Marshall, boarding at
512 Elm St. in Dr. William C Sherman household
population of Texarkana AR; White 2,832, Negro 2,078, Other 4
1900 population of Texarkana TX; White 3,292, Negro 1,964
1 Jan 1900
J. Mook, well known dancing instructor will open his school over
A. A. Adams store, 211 East Broad St. Wednesday afternoon at 4
p.m. and at night. Rates reasonable
9 Jan. 1900
Ben Foreman has let the contract for stone coping etc. for the
brick bldg. he will build this spring on St. Line, Vine
and Clinton Streets.
15 Oct. 1901
(from a Drew Co. newspaper) Fire at Texarkana destroyed the
Texarkana Handle Factory, a shingle mill and the
merchandise store of E. L. McMichel.
George Fouke erected one of the first buildings in Texarkana
with electric power. It was located in the 400 block of State
Line on the Texas side. in 1934 Dr. E. L. Beck converted it into
a medical building.
J. T. Dillard once again assumes duty as Sheriff of Miller Co.
A. G. Sanderson assumes duty as Sheriff of Miller Co. Ar. until
W. E. Casey, Chief of Police, Texarkana Ark. to 1907
Messers. C. E. Haydon, Fred W. Offenhauser and
John B. Shepherd yesterday celebrated the 25th anniversary of
their arrival in Texarkana. It was on the evening of
October 21st 1880 that the three gentlemen, somewhat younger if
not handsomer than they now are, rolled in over the Iron
Mountain at the old Marquand hotel to cast their future lot, for
weal or for woe, with the then village but future great city of
Texarkana. They inquired for an "up town hotel"
on leaving the train and some one directed them to the Moore
Hotel on the corner of Front and Vine streets then kept by D.
Hindman, on the site now occupied by the Texas Produce Company,
and it was there that our three heroes first refreshed the inner
man after landing on this portion of footstool. The
gentlemen had all left the "old homestead" in
Illinois, and had come here "seeking their fortune"
and it is pleasant to reflect that their seeking has not been in
vain, for three worthler men never blessed any city or community
with their presence. The Texarkanian hopes they may live
to celebrate more similar anniversaries. Submitted by TU.
CONSTABLES J. R. Foster and Andrew Hoskins, Lost Prarie, Gus
Crabtree and Alex Alford, Cut Off Township, M. J. Shaw,
Beech Twp. T. C. Martin and W. T. Bryant, Sulpher Twp. Fleet F
Magee, Garland Twp. Frank Walker, Homan Twp.
Reception most brilliant social function in History of
OF THE SEASON Submitted
by TU. Texarkana Paper
The members of the Texarkana Ark. police force will soon be
disporting themselves in handsome new blue uniforms,
decked with brass buttons. The Twin City Tailoring Co have the
job of making the suits and they are going to turn out suits
that the wearers will be proud of
1 Nov. 1906
A special meeting of the East Side City Council was held last
night for the purpose of considering a proposition to sell the
city hall property on East Broad. The meeting was called to
order by the Mayor (Brewer) who submitted the bid made by Mr.
Garst of Worchester Ms. for the property. Mr. Garst's offer was
seven thousand in cash and on motion the same was accepted by
the council and the deal was closed.
Mayor Brewer informs us that it is the intention of the city to
at once have erected a two story building on the city property
at Walnut and Third St. for a for a firehouse on first floor and
city council on second floor. As soon as practical a fine two
story brick and stone city hall will be built on the property
with all modern facilities.
J. J. Towery, Chief of Police, Texarkana Ark. to 1909
9 Jan 1907 M.
A. Locke, a Red River planter living some 12 to 15 miles north
of here was arrested this morning by Constable Hargett for
caring a pistol and taken before Judge Smelser at his office in
the Hart Bilding. Mr. Locke plead guilty, fine 100 dollars and
28 Feb. 1907
The new Collins 3 story building, corner of Broad and Hazel
Street will open as the Baltimore Hotel by Mrs. Nelson tomorrow
7 Mar 1907
The walls of the new three story Fouke-Shepherd Grain Co.
building, corner of Front and Vine St. are going up rapidly.
24, 1907 Sunday Paper: Arraigned before Justice of the
Peace Williams yesterday, on a charge of whipping her
husband. Her name was given as Combs--Lucy Ann
Combs. And, singular to relate the name of the
"husband" is docketed as Dan Coleman! When
called on for a plea by Justice Williams, Lucy Ann said:
"Yes, judge, I fess up shore did hit him and I hit him
hard. Fact is I knocked him down. I did it cause he
took and said he was a going to go and see another woman.
Yes sir, I guess I am guilty. Coleman, the wronged husband
in the case, was in court and his battered and banged up
appearance was a mute but powerful witness against the
defendant. He said he did not have nothing against Lucy
Ann, but thought she ought not to have beaten him up so
badly. He asked the court to be reasonable with her.
After remarking that it was a very unusual case, and figuring
for a while the court said that, in as much as it was Lucy Ann's
first offense he would let her off light. He accordingly
fined her in the sum of $317.20 including cost. After
court adjourned and the defendant had taken her departure, Dan
the battered husband, approached Judge Williams and said:
Judge you make a mistake just now. That wasn't Lucy Ann's
first offense. She has beat me up five time before since I
been living with her the last two years. This was the
first time that she got arrested. Submitted by TU Texarkana
1907 Sunday Paper Dogs Deface State Line
Cemetery. Secretary Maxwell complains that citizens
violate rules in taking dogs with them. The authorities
having in charge the State Line Cemetery complain that a great
many persons in visiting that "City of the Dead,"
especially on Sundays make it an almost invariable rule to take
their dogs with them. And this too in spite of the rules
of the cemetery management which provide that dogs must not be
taken there. The matter is the more remarkable by reason
of the fact that a number of intelligent and prominent people
are repeatedly guilty of the offense, beside the more vulgar
half civilized "common heard." The rules
governing the cemetery have been frequently published and
strictly prohibit dogs. There are also signs placed on the
gates and fences reciting the same rule. Just why
intelligent people will persist in dishonoring the dead and
defying the rules of the cemetery is a problem that the
secretary of the Board, Mr. Maxwell, has been trying very hard,
but unsuccessfully, to solve. Submitted by TU Texarkana
March 26, 1907
The Popular Hostelry was opened to the Public on March 26,
1887 at Present Stand. Page from Register.
Submitted by TU Texarkana Paper. Huckins
House 20 Years Ago
1908 In paper 1/9/1919 11
Years Ago Today in Texarkana:
Henry D. Bowles, formerly a telegraph operator, recently
turned switchman, was ground to death under the wheels of an
engine in the Iron Mountain yards.
Josephine Marie, little
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Parker, died of Measles and
Obie Morphew and Miss
Madie Markham were married by County Judge Edwards at the
Harry Matthews was
reported able to be on the streets after an illness of six
months. He was one
of the post office force. 1/9/1919 11 years ago was submitted by
8 April 1908
Rev. T. H. Carter of Stamps, Rev. C. R. Powell of Little Rock,
Rev. W. R. Story of Hope and Mr. W. R. Cross of Magnolia are
spending the day here on business connected with the Baptist
Orphans Home out at Fairview, of which institution they are
trustees and directors. Rev. J. B. Sellman of Texarkana is
manager of the home.
28 July 1908
The following liquor permits were issued for Texarkana Texas:
Dan Gallagher, Louie Mareto, Ben Olivari, L. C. Clark, Sam
Milazzo, Palace Bar, Alex Scott (negro), L. C. Clark was denied
a license for one of his saloons, Abe Abrams (Paris Liquor Co)
and Sam Berger were denied license Front St. John W. Mayher, Ben
Parish and Britt Allen Swampoodle Fagnant & Colombo, Dick
Grant (negro), Colombo & Nevisano, Joe Caretoni, W. C.
31 July 1908 -
The Parochial School building for St. Edwards Parish, corner of
4th and Hickory St. (Texarkana Ar.) is being pushed to
completion and will be ready in ample time for the opening of
the school which will be about Sept. 15th. The school will be in
charge of the Benedictine Sisters and will be open to all,
Protestants and Catholics.
5 Oct. 1908
- The plans agreed upon for the construction of the new
Congregational House of Worship, corner of 6th and St.
Line rendered necessary the cutting down of the fine white oak
tree whose ancient solitary reign has attracted the attention of
all passers-by for over 25 years. The giant stood in the s.w.
corner of the Taylor property and near the yard gate. It was a
beauty 25 years ago in what was
then the Episcopal Park. The tree was laid low by the Woodsman's
ax this forenoon.
Oct. 30, 1908
Below is an obit and I am including it on
this page because it has some History on Texarkana. Mrs.
Warde Allen Died Early Today
She was a Resident of Texarkana in the Early Days and was
History of City. SPRING
LAKE PARK Submitted
by TU. Texarkana Papers
13 Nov. 1908 PAT HARDIN AN EARLY SETTLER
MAN WHO MET DEATH IN COTTEN BELT YARDS YESTERDAY WAS CONNECTED
WITH CITY'S EARLIEST HISTORY.
the tragic death of Mr. Pat Hardin, a brief account of which
appeared in yesterday afternoon's Texarkanian, this community
loses another one of its pioneer citizens and original settlers.
One by one the old timers are passing. It seems only
yesterday since the city was owned and governed by a great army
of people-early settlers- a very large majority of whom are now
"numbered with the pale nations of the dead" Those of
twenty five years ago now know the city no more, strangers now
fill their places and are guiding the affairs of the
municipality toward a greater and better Texarkana. Pat
Hardin lived long and saw much of the people and the events
which go to make up the history of Texarkana. He has seen
nearly all his old time neighbors gathered to their fathers, and
now too has "Crossed the Bar". Mr. Hardin was
born in Ireland 15 March 1853 and when a young man came to the
United States, settling at Texarkana in 1874. He has
reared a family of nine children who are all grown and with
their mother still survive. He has always led a quite
industrious life and commanded the respect and esteem of his
neighbors. In the early days Mr. Hardin took a promanant
part in politics and wielded a wide influence. In 1882 he
was elected street commissioner of the Ark. side. Two
years later he was elected alderman defeating the late Dr. H, M.
Beidler by a heavy majority much to the later's disapointment.In
April 1886 he was elected city marshall defeating W. H. Sweeny
and was re-elected two years later. He has several times
mentioned prominently in connection with the office of mayor,
but never stood as a candidate for that position. He was a
big hearted, wholesome, man, loyal to hia friends and generous
to all. For the past 16 or 18 years he has been employed
as section foreman for the
Belt Railroad, and was. in the discharge of his duties when he
met his death yesterday. He was having some necessary work
done in the local yards and had just
stopped from one track to another, to avoid the switch engine
that was bearing down upon him. He failed to note the
approach of a string of cars which were being switched on the
track and which struck him . The bereaved family will have the
sympathy of the entire community in their great loss.
Requiem mass will be conducted over the remains at St. Edwards
Church Sunday morning and the body will be taken to the Catholic
Cemetary for burial. Following are the gentlemen selected
to act as pallbearers, B. M. Foreman, Thomas Quinn, R. J.
O'Dwyer, Paul Reverra, W. G. Cook,John P. McShane
Henry W Trigg, Chief of Police, Texarkana Ark. to 1911
- A blaze started in the Fouke Grain Co, a five story structure,
and spread to the Texas Produce Company building, the Texarkana
Y.M.C.A building, the Iron Mountain freight depot and then to
two railroad tank cars filled with oil.