Shiloh Cemetery

The GazetteSeptember 13, 1905 The picket fence around the graveyard at Shiloh has decayed and fallen down, and leaves the sacred dead of this old cemetery exposed to be trampled upon by loose stock. Now, the few that are left of this once prosperous and densely populated community, feel themselves unable, without help, to build a … Continue reading Shiloh Cemetery

Lost An Arm

The GazetteJune 14, 1905 The facts of the case go to show that Guy Tucker, who was shot from ambush last week, was not so badly wounded as first reported. Both wounds taking effect in the elbow of his right arm shattering the bone so badly that the physicians found it necessary to amputate the limb, … Continue reading Lost An Arm

Investigation in the Killing of Dick Craighead

The GazetteMay 17, 1905 The Governor Moves Gov. Blanchard has ordered a vigorous investigation in the matter of the late killing of Dick Craighead in the Homer jail and has offered the following rewards, which will remain in force for the period of one year from date. The sum of $1500 for the identification and conviction … Continue reading Investigation in the Killing of Dick Craighead

1952 Spearsville High Has Successful Baseball Year, Earns State Title

Submitted by Ike Futch Spearsville LouisianaMay 26, 1952 Last March when the Spearsville High School baseball players began loosening up their arms, swinging bats and taking their laps, not a single player would have thought they would win the state championship, but with a few potential hitters, some good pitching and lots of hustle they … Continue reading 1952 Spearsville High Has Successful Baseball Year, Earns State Title

Resolutions of Respect of Brother G. Alex Albritton

The GazetteFebruary 15, 1939 Brother Albritton was born March 5, 1874, and died December 15, 1938; age 64 years nine months and ten days. He first united with Beulah Baptist church and moved his membership to Conway, and on November 20, 1897, moved his membership to Salem. And about 1904 he moved his membership to … Continue reading Resolutions of Respect of Brother G. Alex Albritton

Boy Scouts

The GazetteFebruary 1, 1939 The Boys Scouts of Farmerville held their meeting on Monday night, January 23. The Scoutmaster presented the Scouts a loving cup won by them last year for having a 100% troop. The Farmerville troop lead as competition all troops in the Ouachita Council. The cup is on display at the City … Continue reading Boy Scouts

Father of Famous Wiley Post Again Visits Union Parish

The GazetteFebruary 1, 1939 Mr. Frank Post, of Oklahoma, father of Wiley Post, famous flyer who was killed in an airplane accident with the celebrated Will Rogers in Alaska in 1935, is visiting relatives in Union Parish in the Canaan neighborhood, where he was born and whence he removed with his parents to Texas at … Continue reading Father of Famous Wiley Post Again Visits Union Parish

Will Rogers, Noted Entertainer and Philosopher, Has Gone On, But the Memory of Him Will Stay

The GazetteAugust 21, 1935 Written by Emmett J. Lee, Jr. When an aeroplane crashed last Thursday night away up in lonely Point Barrow, Alaska, the United States lost one of her best-loved citizens -- one whose place can never be filled. Will Rogers is dead---- Never again shall we see that bright-faced humorist, as we … Continue reading Will Rogers, Noted Entertainer and Philosopher, Has Gone On, But the Memory of Him Will Stay

Will Rogers, Famous Humorist, Killed Instantly In Airplane Crash Thursday

The GazetteAugust 21, 1935 Will Rogers, world-famous humorist, motion picture comic actor and newspaper columnist and his pilot and companion, Wiley Post, were instantly killed when their plane crashed from sixty feet in the air into a river bank fifteen miles south of Point Barrow in northern-most Alaska last Thursday evening. The time of the … Continue reading Will Rogers, Famous Humorist, Killed Instantly In Airplane Crash Thursday

Mrs. Kilpatrick in Charge of Bernice Funeral Home

The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 The beautiful new funeral home at Bernice, owned and operated by the Kilpatrick Funeral Home and Burial Association, is now in full charge of Mrs. E. N. Kilpatrick. Mrs. Kilpatrick, with her charming personality and broad information about everything concerning embalming and holding an embalmer's certificate under the state law, is … Continue reading Mrs. Kilpatrick in Charge of Bernice Funeral Home

“G-Men” Defeat Choudrant Oilers In Game at Hico

The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 Spearsville, Jan. 21. The Spearsville "G-Men" defeated the Choudrant Oilers 71-53 at the Hico gymnasium Wednesday night. Both teams showed fine floor games but the keen eyes of Futch, G. Smith and F. Smith were too much for the Oilers, although they played a good game. On Wednesday, January 25, the … Continue reading “G-Men” Defeat Choudrant Oilers In Game at Hico