Loderick R. Sullivan

Loderick R. Sullivan, merchant, Star of the West, Ark. For a number of years 
past, the town of Star of the West has been noted far and wide for its       
excellent mercantile establishments, and particularly that conducted by Mr.  
Sullivan, who is one of the representative business men of that place. He    
was born in Bedford County, Tenn., May 23, 1849, but was reared in Howard    
County, where he secured a first class education in the common schools, and  
later graduated from the Commercial College, of Little Rock (1884). He also  
took a course in telegraphy. He started out from himself at the age of       
twenty-one years, as a teacher, and also carried on agricultural pursuits,   
at which he was quite successful. He is the owner of 147 acres of land, and  
has about forty acres under cultivation. Aside from this, he is also engaged 
in merchandising, does an annual business of $8,000, and carries a stock of  
goods valued at $2,000. He does a general advancing trade. Mr. Sullivan was  
married in 1876 to Miss Sarah F. Jones, a native of Arkansas, and the        
daughter of C.W. Jones who resides in this county. To them has been born one 
child, Nona Frances. Mr. Sullivan is a member of the Masonic fraternity,     
having joined Pleasant Valley Lodge No. 30, at Nashville, Ark., about 1872,  
and is Independent in his political views. He and Mrs. Sullivan are members  
of the Christian Church. Mr. Sullivan has served as magistrate in Howard     
County a number of years, and he is a liberal supporter of all laudable      
enterprises. He was the sixth of seven children born to Zachariah and Nancy  
(Rertson) Sullivan, natives of Tennessee, who moved to Pike County, Ark., in 
1850. There they still continue to reside, and make their home with their    
daughter Mrs. William Dorsey, who resides near the old home.                 
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County, 
page 340.                                                                    
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