since that time, except his wan
derings during the civil strife,
he has lived in our state. His
zeal for Christ and his kingdom
have been more than that of
many men. His wife still stands
by his side. Their children num
ber 15 and are an honor to their
lives of Christian devotion.
Though they have passed the 0
.score years, their lives are ac
tive and full of usefulness.
W. S. Caldwell lives in Taylor j
township, and is now more than j
60 years old. He was raised in j
the community in which he lives. |
During the war he was wound-j
ed from which he has never re-!
covered. His moral standing is
* equal to that of earth’s purest
*fand best. He has been a IVleth
'odist for years and no one is more
P prompt to his churche’s calls
than he has been.
MOKE THAN 80 YEARS OLD.
Daniel Pipkin is one of Ne
vada's oldest, purest and mosi
highly respected citizens. For
many years his home has been at
Glenville, where he has raised a
large and interesting family.
His name is a household word in
many homes in Arkansas. Some
of his sons have gone in the
ministry, and others into other;
important stations of a rapidly |
Uncle Daniel is noted for his
power in revival meetings ar.d
the strength of his faith. His
life is a stainless one. His re
ward will be one given to a well
His wife is still living, and for
more than a half century they
have breasted earth s storms,
side by side. She is the em
bodiment of motherliness and
Elder W. R. Durham was born
and raised in Nevada county.
His life has been an active
farm life, connected with a pas -
torate in the Missionary Baptist
church. He was educated at the
Ouachita .Baptist College, and
has met the issues of a respon
sible lift', with marked success.
IJis home is complete and his
i farm one of the best to be
found in Nevada copntv. He
is an expression of moral and
AGE 82 V it Ah’S.
Nathan Fairchilds is 82 years
old and is still able to plow all
day. For 43 years he has roam
ed the hills and valleys of Ar
kansas. His faitn is that of the
Primitive Baptist, and his up
right walk has won tor him the
good will and highest returns
from all who know him.
A. B. Moody, living near Ca
ney, is one of Nevada’s oldest
citizens, and since 1800 has
lived on the same farm. He
served through the war as a
Confederate soldier; his moral
and social standing is high; his
neighbors speak of him in high
Mrs. Laura A. Potter is, in a
true sense of the vonl, a molher
of Israel, and though her age
bends the form beneath its weight
she is still about her household
duties, and meets life’s burdens,
cheerfully. Her faith is strong,
her footing is sure for an eternal
7 0 Y E A US OLD APRIL 4 T TI.
R. L. Hinton came to Arkan
sas in 1848 with his parents, and
settled in St. Francis coun
ty. After reading medicine, he
graduated from the Memphis
Medical College in 1859, and for
10 years he practiced medicine in
west Term., after which he re
turned to Arkansas in 1866, and
settled at Washington, in Hemp
stead county. He moved to
Prescott m 1M77. For 94 years
Dr Hinton has acted as a Stew
ard in ill'1 M. E. Church South
For 4 1 years without cessa
tion lie lias practiced medi
cine. and \et lie is a. Strang man.
Like the physical man. his moral
character has stood the snares
and buffeting of sa tan, and stands
today a true and tried giant.
MORE TIL 1 X A RILLIOX OF DOLLARS OX DECEMBER
THE RISE. IS ML HAD THE
Mutual Life Insurance Co.
OF NEW YOFK,
RICHARD A. McCURDY, President,
HAD $1,052,065,211 OF IMS. IN FORCE.
It has paid pnli 'y-liol lor
since 18 id
And now holds in trust,
for them .
Reserve Liabiity CpM 711 998 61
Dec. 81, 180i» v 1 • 1 1 1 • ' 1
Contingent Guarari 't^ C 1“ (h, ) "J C
Fuad a. , -N,
Caref il Invostmint .
Li’ioradty to the la- i
rromr'*- payment of \
Th° rr>o'.t !i'jpnl form 1
Loan > to t'.f* Tn ur d
F< r (nil ; nr tit nlars re
t:nriling npv form of pohcv.
;:pt-]v io I7. L. 3\Vmmd,
Lillio Rock Arkansas.
Livr. mei jjvtic agents
wanted. Monthlv cash jjaiar
aiitecs made. Mention The
Ti ir.es* Pica \ line when writ
ing. II. L. Rem mel,
Gen ’1 Agt. Little Rock, Ark
Jno. K. Marsh living in the
lower end of Nevada is of N. C.
birth. His character is- without
reproach. He came with his
parents to Arkansas in mid
winter in JH49. lie marched
j under the Confederate Hag lor
j 2 years, and returned to his
j home at Caney. where he has
I lived and made full proof of a
I Christian faith.
His wife was a Gladen and
everyway worthy of such hon
P. i>. Jones, the representa
tive of our county is a native of
Miss* la 1H59 he reached Caney
Arkansas, and since that time
his life has passed without re
proach. He was among the
most considerate representa
tives in the last assembly of
A r kansas’able lawmakers. He
is now candidate for re-election
and doubtless will make a suc
cessful race and do honor to his
! The Times-Picayune is the
bes p'iper in Southwest
1 OUR CITIZENS*
-|j _ _
MR. W. V. TOMPKINS.
When the discordant notes of
Civil Strife were first being
heard in the latter part of the
year 1861, William Vernon
Tompkins was born in the mos
quito-tenanted swamps of White
county,^Arkansas. The gloomy
snows of that eventful winter
doubtless threw ominous aspect
over matters mundane, but hit
ler years prove that no mean
impression was made on Will
iam's life bv such austere in
coming. His father was killed
in the Battle of Helena, on duly
4th. I860. He moved with his
mother to Clinton, Van Buren
county, in 1867, where he was
raised and educated, completing
his education at Quitman in 1871).
Notv’ithstandirig the opportun
ities for obtaining an education
were very meager at that time
and place, he was firmly ground
ed in the principles of thought
and action winch have led to his
distinction. He made his first
| visit to Prescott in 1881, but re
turned to Van Hu re n county the
next year and was admitted to
the liar at Marshall. A rk.. in 188<5.
lie returned to Prescott in the
spring of the same year and lias
made this iiis permanent home
since that time.
He was married to Miss Nellie
Poe in 188-1. In the spring of
Is!)") he was appointed by Pres
ident Cleveland to the otliee of
Mineral Land Commissioner in
Montai>4* At the expiration of
Mr. Cleveland’s term, he was
appointed again bv M r. McKinley
to the same position. Alter hav
ing held that oftice for four years,
he resigned and returned to
Prescott to give his attention to
i . _ .
Ins chosen proiession.
As an Attorney, Mr. Tompkins
ranks high. IIis practice is not
confined to any particular local
ity, but is spread over the entire
state, and it is needless to com
ment on the success which has
attended his various efforts. He
is at present the General Attor
ney for the Anti saloon League
of Arkansas and his recent work
in that line has placed him be*
tore the people of Arkansas as a
lawyer of great ability and hon
esty of purpose.
The personal side of Mr. Tom
pkins is very pleasant and has
had much to do with his success
and standing among his fellowSg
His humorous sunny nature
brings him into favor with all
classes, while his high moral
character, his honest integrity of
purpose and his sound judge
ment give him rank wtih men of
business and brains. Mr. Tom.
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