Monday, July 30, 2012

L.F. Heck

From a Friend to the Memory of L.F. Heck


L.F. Heck, who died after a short illness on the 15th inst. was intimately known to the undesigned for more than forty years, and was fully worthy of the following public notice.
Mr. Heck was born in Germany in 1840, and five years later came with his parents who domiciled in the State of Indiana. At the age of about 23 years he married a Miss Margaret Bungner in Tennessee and shortly after moved to this State and this city, where he has lived ever since.
During his whole life in this city, the deceased was a prominent citizen and always interested himself in every progressive movement, and was at all times ready to contribute his wealth or energies toward the material progress of this city.
He was also known to the undersigned to be always inclined toward charity and on many occasions manifested the same, contributing from his own means liberally towards individual poor without distinction of race or color, who received meat graciously when applied for while he was engaged in the meat business.
By means of a frugal and saving system of life he had succeeded in amassing some considerable property and he has built and owned up to his death, the large and commodious hotel known s the Grand Central Hotel on Louisiana, below Fifth and Sixth Streets, which is an ornament to this portion of this city.
A widow and four children were left to mourn the unexpected and untimely loss of their faithful husband and father, and to them is hereby tendered a hearty condolence and sympathy.
From A True Friend

Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 16, 1889, page 4

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