PIONEER CITIZENS

PARAGOULD , ARKANSAS

 

DECEMBER 24 , 1909

THE DAILY SOLIPHONE


TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

TINA@GRNCO.NET


 

REVERTING TO THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE TOWN WE RECALL SUCH NAMES AS :

W.W. MERIWHETHER, C.D. PRUETT , W.H. SOLLIS , JOHN M. DAVIS , REV. J.C. RITTER ,

J.M. LANDRUM , B.C. GALLOP , JOE LYTLE , JNO. B. BOYKIN , DR. W.T. WITHERINGTON ,

CHRIS RITTER , ELI BRAY , J.A. DICKSON , R.H. GARDNER, DR. C. WALL , DR. T.H. WYSE ,

JUDGE L.L. MACK , H.W. GLASSCOCK , DR. HUNTER , F.M. TANSIL , DR. W.H. HICKS ,

J.T. HAMPTON , W.E. BAIRD , DAN SMITH , HARV RICHARDS , W.H. WYCOTT ,

DR. M.L. MERIWHETHER , DR. HAMMOND , HENRY HAMMOND , JOHN F. BRINKMAN ,

FRANK BITTICK , WILLIAM WARE , J.B. HOLMAN , JOHN O'STEEN , "FISHERMAN" WILSON ,

WILLIS PRUET , JOHN ODAM , MIKE WILKINS , DR. A.G. DICKSON ,

AND OTHERS THAT CANNOT NOW BE CALLED TO MIND . THESE

MEN WERE HERE EARLY IN THE EIGHTIES AND EITHER WITNESSES THE BIRTH OF THE TOWN

OR NURTURED IT IN ITS INFANCY. PERHAPS A BRIEF REFERENCE TO THESE DECEASED

PIONEERS OF THE CITY MIGHT BE INTERESTING TO THE NEW GENERATION THAT HAS COME UPON

THE STAGE OF ACTION AS WELL AS TO THOSE WHO WERE CONTEMPORANEOUS WITH THEM,

AS EACH DID HIS PART IN LAYING THE FOUNDATION OF THE FUTURE CITY , DESTINED BY

THE FATES TO BE THE QUEEN CITY OF CROWLEY'S RIDGE , AS IT IS OFTEN

BEEN CALLED .