Paragould Loses Spendid Citizen

Albert Snowden

The Daily Soliphone - Wednesday , November 3, 1909

Researched by : Tina Easley

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

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ALBERT SNOWDEN IS DISPOSING OF HIS GREENE COUNTY HOLDINGS AND WILL SOON GO TO OKLAHOMA

ONCE SERVED AS TAX COLLECTOR

PARAGOULD AND GREENE COUNTY PEOPLE WILL REGRET TO READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT ALBERT SNOWDEN IS DISPOSING OF HIS HOLDINGS IN THE COUNTY AND EXPECTS TO LEAVE WITH HIS FAMILY MONDAY FOR SAYRE , OKLAHOMA WHERE THEY WILL RESIDE IN THE FUTURE. MR. SNOWDEN STATED THAT HE CLOSED A DEAL WITH J.D. FUTRELL AND REV. JOHNS WHEREBY THE LATTER GENTLEMEN BECAME THE OWNERS OF HIS 200 ACRE FARM LOCATED 10 MILES WEST OF TOWN , THE CONSIDERATION OF $2,900 .

MR. SNOWDEN HAS BOUGHT A TRACT OF 160 ACRES OF FINE FARM LAND THREE MILES OUT FROM SAYRE , BECKHAM COUNTY, OKLAHOMA . HE SAYS IT IS FINE ALFALFA , CORN AND COTTON LAND AND NOW HAS ON IT ONE OF THE FINEST CROPS OF ALFALFA HE HAS EVER SEEN. HE WILL DEVOTE HIS TIME TO GROWING ALFALFA AND THE RAISING AND SHIPPING OF FINE HOGS AND STOCK.

MR. SNOWDEN CAME TO GREENE COUNTY WHEN HE WAS THREE YEARS OLD WITH HIS PARENTS. HE WAS BORN ON BUFFALO ISLAND , NEAR MONETTE , IN CRAIGHEAD COUNTY . HE GREW TO MANHOOD IN THIS COUNTY AND HAS BEEN PROMINENTLY IDENTIFIED WITH ALL MOVEMENTS LOOKING TOWARD THE ADVANCEMENT OF OUR MATERIAL AND MORAL INTERESTS .

HE HAS DEVOTED HIS TIME TO HIS FARMING AND TIMBER BUSINESS AND HAS MADE A SUCCESS IN BOTH. HE SERVED TWO TERMS AS TAX COLLECTOR AND MADE AN ENVIABLE RECORD. STRONG EFFORTS WERE MADE DURING THE RECENT CAMPAIGN TO ENDUCE HIM TO MAKE THE RACE FOR TREASURER , BUT HE DECLINED ON ACCOUNT OF BUSINESS REASONS.

MR. SNOWDEN HAS BEEN A RESIDENT OF PARAGOULD FOR FIVE YEARS . TWO YEARS AGO HE BUILT THE FARMERS' UNION MILL & GIN COMPANY PLANT AND OPERATED IT UNTIL THE PAST SPRING WHEN HE SOLD HIS INTEREST.

HE IS AN ALL ROUND JAM UP , GOOD CITIZEN AND GREENE COUNTY IS DECIDEDLY THE LOSER BY HIS REMOVAL TO OKALAHOMA . WE WISH HIM AND HIS FAMILY THE BEST SUCCESS.

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