The November 24, 1927 Berryville Star Progress newspaper reports that Mary Pearl (Hall) Southerland has lost her handbag and would like it back. At the time, the John and Mary Southerland farm was located on the Kings River south of Eureka Springs, so I’m surprised it indicates she is of Berryville.
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The Marriage of Jack and Betty McCall
The Cedar Grove Items column of the December 21, 1933 edition of the Berryville Star Progress announced the marriage of Jack McCall and Vella “Betty” Southerland. It’s interesting that when they applied for the marriage license at the courthouse on December 4th, they are recorded as “Jack McCall, 22, of Eureka Springs” and “Vella Southerland, 18, of Rockhouse”. This article, however, is even more geographically precise by indicating the bride is from Cedar Grove and the groom is from the Walker Settlement.
What’s the Rest of the Story?
This appeared in the October 6, 1916 edition of the Berryville Star Progress newspaper.
John Southerland Furlough
The enforcement of prohibition laws complicated the life of John Benton Southerland on several occasions. He was 54 years old in August 1928 when convicted by the Carroll County (Arkansas) Circuit Court and sent to prison. This article from the October 17, 1929 edition of the Berryville Star Progress newspaper reports he’ll be released after the Arkansas governor granted him a furlough.
George McCall Barn Burns
These two articles are from the Berryville Star Progress newspaper. The first is from the April 21, 1911 edition and the second is from the May 5, 1911 edition.
Wolves at the Walker Settlement
As you must know by now, I’m interested in accounts of the wolves of Carroll County, Arkansas. This short article appeared in the January 20, 1906 edition of the Berryville Star Progress newspaper. The “Walker Settlement” is located between Berryville and Eureka Springs a little west of the Kings River at the intersection of US Highway 62 and Rock Springs Road (County Road 211). The old Walker School is incorporated into one of the buildings at that location.
Justice McCall’s Court in Grandview
This article from the November 4, 1910 of the Berryville Star Progress newspaper tells of the capture of fugitive J.W. Johnson.
Shady Grove Shadows
This column is from the September 8, 1916 edition of the Berryville Star Progress newspaper. It reports the building of the stone cellar on the George Robert McCall farm that I spent many hours playing on as a kid. To cool off on a hot summer day, we’d go down into the dark cellar and sit by the wooden shelves of sealed mason jars. It’s interesting that the cellar was built by “Merion Ray.” I would guess that he is Charles Marion Ray, the father of Clara McCall who we called Grandma.
Lin McCall and Clara Ray
The November 25, 1910 edition of the Berryville Star Progress newspaper reported the marriage of Lin McCall and Miss Clara Ray. At Lin’s death at the age of 71, the couple had been married 47 years.
Oscar Elwood Southerland
The November 9, 1933 edition of the Berryville Star Progress newspaper reported the death of Oscar Elwood Southerland of Rockhouse, Arkansas. He was the second son of Elmer “Ess” Southerland and his wife Jennie Olive Pinkley Southerland. Soon after, Ess Southerland left Arkansas and 1935 records show him living in the Manzanola area of Colorado.
Squire George McCall of Kings River
Following are just two examples of George Robert McCall being referred to as “squire”. I assume he’s earned this title due to his prosperous farm, leadership in the local Baptist Association and many years serving as Justice of the Peace. The first instance is from the April 5, 1907 edition of the Star Progress newspaper and the second is from the June 12, 1908 edition. The second example demonstrates sloppy typesetting as it should obviously be “Squire G.R. McCall.” Kings River and Cross refer to the Carroll County townships the men are from. Cross Township is north of Grandview on the west side of the Kings River and borders Missouri. Kings River Township is also on the west bank of the river and includes Grandview, Rock Springs and the Walker Settlement.