Wednesday, June 9, 2010

T. M. Files

At Fordyce, Dallas county, Ark. Feb. 8th, 1884. T.M. Files, son of R. and M.E. Files.  He was born Aug. 23, 1859 in the state of Ala., his parents moved to Ark. in 1860. He was 24 years, 5 months and 15 days at the time of his death, he was highly respected by all who knew him. In his death the community has sustained a great loss, as he was a young man that bid fair for future usefulness. His remains were taken to the Baptist church at Chamberville and there interred surrounded by a crowd of weeping friends.
G. B. Talbott
Arkansas Evangel, April 3, 1884, page 3

John M. Files

At the residence of his brother, Calhoun county, Ark., John M. Files, son of rev. A. and Sarah Files. He was born in Tuscalusa, Ala., May 8th, 1851, his father moved to Arkansas with the family in 1869. He departed this life Feb. 2nd, 1883 after an illness of thirty days, aged 26 years, 8 months and 26days. We greatly sympathize with relatives and especially with our aged sister the mother of the deceased. May the Lord comfort her in this sad affliction.
G. B. Talbott
Arkansas Evangel, April 3, 1884, page 3

Sallie McCann

March 2nd, 1884, at 8 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Sallie McCann, wife of James McCann. This good sister has been a member of the Baptist church for the last five years. She left a husband and five little children to mourn her loss. 
S.N. McCann
Arkansas Evangel, April 3, 1884, page 3

Richard Wright

Died at the residence of his son near Three Creeks, Union Co., Ark., on the evening of Nov. 1st, 1883, Richard Wright in the 78th year of his age.
He was born near Cape Girardeau, MO., Jan. 28th, 1805, and remained in that state until he was about 12 years old, when he moved with his family to  Hempstead Co., Ark. He remained in that county several years, and then migrated to Louisiana, where he was married to Miss Mary Henderson, of Claiborne Parish, in 1824. Afterward he returned to Arkansas, and settled in Union Co., where the last forty-four years of his life passed. Brother Wright was a good citizen, and served his county as Justice of the Peace 16  years. He united with New Hope Baptist church in 1860, and was baptized by the lamented Rev. Mr. Gray. From that  time until his death he lived an humble and consecrated
 Christian life.  He was particularly noted for his attachment to his church and especially to its pastors. Therefore the cause of Christianity has sustained a great loss in his death.
Brother Wright suffered many bereavements during his life,; his wife and eight of his children preceeded him to the land of everlasting rest. But two of his children remain to mourn his death. May God comfort them and the many sorrowing friends. His last illness was long and painful, but he was resigned to the will of the Lord, only that he desired to depart and be with Christ.
Arkansas  Evangel, November 22, 1883

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wife of Rev, James P. Kellem

The wife if James P. Kellem of Searcy, died last Sabbath morning at 5 o'clock. She was sixty-four years old., and had been in bad health for about two years. She was buried on Monday at 2 o'clock pm from the Methodist house of worship.
Western Baptist, April 24, 1875, page 3

A Sad Occurence

Mr. B.F. Henley, an old citizen of this place and highly respected, committed suicide last Monday. Mr. Henley had been partially deranged for sometime, and had locked himself up in his crib and stabbed himself in the breast with a knife, aiming as supposed, to reach his heart and then cut across his breast. He was not found until late in the evening, was yet alive but speechless. A physician was called in but too late; he died the next evening. His family has our heartfelt sympathy.

Western Baptist, Little Rock, Arkansas
January 27, 1876, page 6