Craighead Co. Bible Records


From: Larry & Kaye Wallace

There is no date on the Bible its self. It is 6 inches thick and about 13 inches long and 10 inches wide. The cover is of laqured wood it looks like.
Here goes:
A. D. Weems, a drugist of Lake City Ark., visited Miss Flaudie Prichard at her home on Fourth Street last Sunday. Miss Prichard is one of Corning's prettiest and most popular young ladies and we do not like to see Mr. Weems making so many trips to this place as he is likely to persuade her to move her place of abode to Lake City.

ANOTHER DEATH IN HOWELL FAMILY

........Mrs Rachael Howell, wife of Benj. Howell, former residents of the German-Church settlement north of this city, but later of Biggers, and for the past several months residing at Heber Springs, died at her home ther last Sunday morning at 10 0'clock, with tuberculosis. Internment took place there Tuesday afternoon, the funeral services having been conducted by Elder R. L. Powell, of this city, who left for that city Monday. The Howell families are well-known here, highly-respected, and have many sorrowing friends.
........This is the second death in the Howell families within the past three weeks, J. I. Howell, having died at Heber Springs a short time ago.

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DIED

........At 7 0'clock Thursday, January twenty-eighth eighteen hundred and ninty-seven, William J. Prichard, age 37 years, 7 months and 8 days.
........Funeral services at the cemetery at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan 30, 1897, by Rev. J. S. Watson
(penciled on bottom of paper it says, "from June 20-1859") Meaning borned.

There is a wonderful Supplement from THE CLAY COUNTY COURIER. Corning, Friday Feb. 19, 1897.
(Maybe I can take some where and get it copied because its wonderful.

MRS DOWN CALLED BY DEATH

Funeral services of Mrs. Albert Downs were held at her home on last Monday afternoon by Ed Powell with a large number of friends in attendance. Mrs Downs death which occurred at Jonesboro on last Friday in a hospital where she had been for several weeks, came as a shock to her many friends, altho her condition was considered serious from the beginning of illness. Her son C. E. Prichard and his wife of Deerfield, Kans. her son-in-law and daughter A. D. Weems and wife, and her brother Thomas Etter of Nettleton and other relatives had been summoned and were with her in her late illmess. Mrs Downs was but little past 50 years of age, and her untimely death was caused by an infection in one of her ankles which was first noticed about six weeks ago. Besides the above mentioned relatives, she is survived by her husband, A. D. Downs here and her sister, Mrs. Morgan Goodwin of Nashville, Tenn. Mrs. Downs had a wide circle of friends who deeply regret her demise.
........Mrs Jennie Barnett of Jonesboro, a sister-in-law of Mrs Downs, was among those attending her funeral and interment here.
(THER WAS NO DATE ON THIS OBIT)

........ANOTHER CLIPPING FOUND IN THE BIBLE WAS :
........Mrs. S: "I am 85 years old and here is my method of canning corn, which I have used for many years with good results: Nine cups of corn cut fine from cob, one cup of sugar, a scant quarter of a cup of salt, two cups of boiling water. Boil all together for 12 minutes (after it begins to boil.) Put in jars piping hot. Seal at once. I have never lost a jar." ........ANSWER: It is good of you, reader Friend, to send me your recipe to publish. I am sure it will be appreciated.
( No telling how old this clipping from newspaper is)

........THE PAGE THAT LIST DEATHS IN THE BIBLE IT LIST THE FOLLOWING:
........William J. Prichard, died Jan. 28, 1897
........Susie Downs, Died November 6, 1921

........THE PAGE THAT LIST MARRIAGES IN THE BIBLE IT LIST THE FOLLOWING:
........William J. Prichard to Susie Etter (no date)
........A. D. Weems to Flaudie Prichard........ May 3, 1910

........THE PAGE OF BIRTHS IN THE BIBLE LIST:
........Rex Weems born, March 3, 1911
........A. D. Weems Jr. Born Oct. 14, 1913

ANOTHER CLIPPING FOUND IN BIBLE:
(pen dated Jan. 30. 1897
........An unusual epidemic of fatal sickness has afficted Corning and vicinity during the past two weeks, and within this short period time many of our neighbors and neighbors' children have passed to "the great beyond."
........While the "grim reaper's" work is always more or less appalling, it seems more so in some instances.
........Two brothers, W. J. Prichard and Dr. R. Prichard, in the prime of their useful manhood-neither having attained forty years of age, succembed to the deadly pneumonia within the brief period of a few hours.
W. J. Prichard who lived on his farm a short distance north of this city died last Thursday morning leaving a widow and three small children. On Monday morning, just four days after his brother's death, Dr. R. Prichard died at his home in this city, leaving a widow and babe. The remains of the brothers were interrned in Corning Cemetery. Dr. Prichard having been a member of Corning Masonic Lodge, jhis remains were laid to rest, by that order, with appropriate ceremonies. Rev. Watson held fureral services for each at the Methodist Church. Two brothers, and Mrs. Jennie Smith, sister, of the deceased, came from Tennessee to attend the obsequies.

........D. F. McDANIEL DEAD
........News reached Corning yesterday of the sinking condition of D. F. McDANIEL and this morning of his death at his home in Neelyville, after a brief illness of pneumonia and kidney disease when the latter suddenly became acute and ended his life. He was one of Corning's oldest and best known citizens until a few months ago, when he moved with his family to Neelyville. His remains will interred in Corning cemetery at 10 o'clock tomarrow morning.
(THIS WAS DATED SAME AS THE ONE ABOVE.)