Southern Standard  Arkadelphia  Arkansas

Selected Deaths in Pike County 1881-1883

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We sympathize with E.M. Kirkham in the death of his little son Gus who died  
on Wednesday the 13th inst. (July 13, 1881) at 1:25 p.m.                     
                                                                             
                                J.F. Louis                                   
                                                                             
Wolf Creek, July 16.                                                         
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Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, July 23, 1881.                     
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We regret to report the death of little Maggie daughter of our friend Mr. W. 
Hickey which occurred on Saturday September 24th (1881) in the morning.      
                                                                             
                                J.F. Louis                                   
                                                                             
Wolf Creek, Ark., Sept. 28, 1881.                                            
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Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, October 1, 1881.                   
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We regret to chronicle the death of the boy baby of our young friend Jim     
Kirkham who only saw this world for a few hours. We are glad to hear however 
that the young mother is out of danger.                                      
                                                                             
                                J.F. Louis                                   
                                                                             
Wolf Creek, October 18.                                                      
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Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, October 22, 1881.                  
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Our little town has been visited by the messenger of death and we regret to  
chronicle the demise of the wife and baby of our friend Mr. E.J. Wood which  
occurred - the baby son on the 21st inst. (January 21, 1882) and the wife on 
the 25th inst. (January 25, 1882). Also the death of the baby of Mr. Joe     
Gilmore which died on the 29th inst. (January 29, 1882). Peace to their      
ashes, and our deepest sympathy to the families.                             
                                                                             
                                J.F. Louis                                   
                                                                             
Wolf Creek, Jan. 28, 1882.                                                   
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Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, February 4, 1882.                  
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We are sorry to chronicle the death of Mrs. Barne(tt) which occurred on      
Sunday the 16th inst. (April 16, 1882).                                      
                                                                             
                                J.F. Louis                                   
                                                                             
Wolf Creek, April 24, 1882.                                                  
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Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, April 29, 1882.                    
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We regret to chronicle the death of Mr. A.A. Stell's little baby boy who     
died on Friday the 12th (May 12, 1882) after three weeks sickness; also Mr.  
F. Scott's little boy who died on Monday the 15th (May 15, 1882) after a     
short illness.                                                               
                                                                             
                                J.F. Louis                                   
                                                                             
Wolf Creek, May 15.                                                          
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Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, May 20, 1882.                      
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We are sorry to hear of the death of little Ida daughter of our friend       
Hillman Wall which occurred to her by playing on the gallery, from which she 
fell, receiving injuries from which she died in three hours afterwards. We   
deeply sympathize with the bereaved parents.                                 
                                                                             
                                J.F. Louis                                   
                                                                             
Wolf Creek, July 4.                                                          
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Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, July 8, 1882.                      
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We regret to chronicle the deaths of Mr. Jeff Gray, Mr. Ab. McLaughlin's     
little child, Henry Kirkham's little child and John McFadden's daughter,     
which all occurred last night (September 7, 1882) and we tender our deepest  
sympathy to them.                                                            
                                                                             
                                  J.F.L.                                     
                                                                             
Wolf Creek, Sept. 8, 1882.                                                   
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Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, September 23, 1882.                
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News has just reached this place of the drowning of Elijah Gilman son of Mr. 
Davis Gilman of Royston yesterday morning about 9 o'clock (June 18, 1883).   
Elijah and his little sister were playing near the river just above the      
factory. His little sister left him and went up on the hill to a swing; and  
after a while she returned but failed to find her brother. She at once       
reported his absence, and on search being made, his body was found near a    
skiff. It is supposed that he fell out of the skiff into the river. Elijah   
was a bright boy about 12 years old. His parents have the sympathy of all    
the people.                                                                  
                                                                             
Murfreesboro, June 19.                                                       
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Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, June 23, 1883.                     
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David Kelley 1997