Goodspeed 1890

D.T.Dale, one of the county's popular officials, has filled the position of county treasurer by re-election since 1886. He was born in Lee County, Miss., on September 20, 1846, and is a son of Robert and Jane Dale, a short history of whom is given in the sketch of Dr. J.R. Dale, who is a brother of the subject of this sketch. D.T. Dale was reared and educated in the State of Mississippi, but at the early death of his parents he was left to fight the battle of life alone, and being unacquainted with the ways of the world he found it most difficult to secure a livelihood for a number of years. He first made his home with his grandmother, Mrs. Susan Rowland remaining with her until he attained his twentieth year, being in the duties of a farm life. During the last fifteen months of the late Civil War he served in Gen. Forrest's brigade, and was captured at Selma and taken to Montgomery, Ala., where he was paroled. After the final surrender he returned to his former home with his grandmother, and in 1867 came to Arkadelphia, Ark., shortly after settling on a farm about four miles from that place. He has been very successful and is now the owner of 285 acres of land, nearly all of which is under cultivation and well improved with the necessary buildings. Upon being elected to his present position, in 1886, he moved to Arkadelphia, and while he discharges his duties in a very efficient manner and to the satisfaction of all concerned, he still continues to conduct his farm as heretofore. He is well known for his industrious habits and perseverance as well as for his enterprise, progress and intelligence, and these attributes have contributed to place around him a host of friends and acquaintances. His marriage to Miss Mary A. Marbury was consummated in the month of January, 1869, and their union has been blessed by a family of six children: Cay E., John R., Joseph S., Mattie, Bessie, and David. Mr. and Mrs. Dale are members of the Baptist Church, and are now living a worthy and consequently happy life.
___________________________________________________________________________ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1890, Clark County, page 135. Contributed in memory of Evelyn Dickerson Jackson, Magora Owens Wingfield, Miss Jamie McConnell, and Miss Lucille Westbrook. ___________________________________________________________________________ Update 03.19.06 Morris Myers 2006 BIO-0154.HTM