Dr. W. W. Barnes Dead

The Gazette May 8, 1901 Dr. W. W. Barnes breathed his last Monday morning at his residents in Farmerville after an illness of three weeks with a complicated attack of fever. He died as he lived - calm and peaceful - the spark of the dying out as a flickering candle. He was in his … Continue reading Dr. W. W. Barnes Dead


T. C. Brown

The Gazette May 1, 1901 Mr. T. C. Brown, a brother of ex-Deputy Sheriff Brown, of Claiborne Parish, was run over and killed by a train on the Arkansas Southern railroad at Junction City last Wednesday. The deceased was deaf, and failed to hear the train while being switched about the yards.

Mrs. Ama Boatright

The Gazette December 19, 1900 Mrs. Ama Boatright, wife of W. P. Boatright, died at her home in Hamburg, Ark., December 13. She was the daughter of H. H. Ham. Deceased leaves a husband and five children to mourn her death.


The Gazette December 19, 1900 A negro boy named Bayliss died early Saturday morning from the effects of injuries sustained in a scuffle with other boys. The boy’s arm and shoulder were bruised or broken, blood poisoning setting in, producing death.

Tom Buce Child

The Gazette August 29, 1900 The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Buce, living on Sixth street, died Saturday afternoon about five o’clock and was buried yesterday in the Monroe cemetery. — Monroe News.

Jacob Bass

The Gazette January 17, 1900 Mr. J. W. Loper informs us that Jacob Bass, probably the oldest negro in the parish, died last week. He was one of the first darkies the late Eld. Elias George owned during slavery period, and was said to be about 108 years old.

Miss M. E. Betterton

The Gazette December 27, 1899 Miss M. E. Betterton died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Theodosia Ramsey, in Farmerville, Saturday night, after a painful illness of several days. Her remains were interred in the Farmerville cemetery Sunday afternoon. The deceased was about 63 years of age.