Millard M. Mauney

Millard M. Mauney, farmer, Murfreesboro, Ark. This prominent and wide-awake  
agriculturist is a native-born resident of Pike County, Ark., his birth      
occurring in 1853, and is the eldest of three children born to Dr. George    
R. and Sarah Ann (White) Mauney, the father a native of North Carolina, and  
the mother of Arkansas. The father studied medicine and came to Arkansas,    
settling in Pike County in about 1850, where he began the practice of his    
profession. At that time there were no physicians here but Dr. Conway and    
himself, nd as a consequence his practice extended over a large territory.   
He became one of the best know physicians of the county, and remained here   
until his death in 1880. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church,  
and stood high in the Masonic fraternity. The mother died in 1855, and the   
father married the second time (to Mary A. Harris), becoming by this union   
the father of one child, George R., who died in 1889. W.J. White, uncle of
Millard Mauney, was born in Tennessee in 1825. He came to Arkansas with his  
parents as a child, and after attaining his majority, engaged in farming,    
in which he was very successful. He was an advanced members of the Masonic   
fraternity, and held many positions of trust among his people. Mr. White     
was one of the most prominent characters connected with the growth of        
Pike County. He died in 1884 at the age of fifty-nine, unmarried. Millard    
M. Mauney was reared on the farm and in the town, and attended the common    
schools of the locality, until the age of twenty-one years, when he engaged  
in farming for himself on a small farm he inherited. He was married in       
1875 to Miss Bettie L. Owens, a daughter of John S. Owens, and the fruits    
of this union have been seven children, five living: Occo, Walter J.,        
Alice R., Maud Mesilla, Henry Jeff Owens, Mabel (died in infancy), and one   
died unnamed. Mr. Mauney is conscientious in his political views, and votes
with the Democratic party. He takes a decided interest in educational        
matters, and is director in his district. He is one of the public-spirited   
men of Pike County.                                                          
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County, 
page 333.                                                                    
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