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.|