Monthly Archives: May 2020

John Calvin Lawson, Farmer in Arkansas and Indian Territory (Oklahoma)

John Calvin Lawson, August 4, 1864-Jan. 30, 1955. John Calvin Lawson was born in Arkansas in 1864 to Calvin A. Lawson (1825-1907) and Jane Ann Fritts (1835-1902). In the 1870 census John C. is 6-years-old; Calvin is 40 and a … Continue reading

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Claude Christopher Largent: Teacher in Early Oklahoma

Claude Christopher Largent, July 2, 1888-July 25, 1975. Claude Largent was born to George Washington Largent and Mary Lue Smith in Booneville, Arkansas, on July 2, 1888. George Washington (GW) was a farmer and Mary Lue, who was half Indian … Continue reading

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Bessie Lura Amos Largent, Pioneer Woman in Early Oklahoma

Bessie Lura Amos Largent was born 129 years ago on Christmas Eve, 1891, in Sebastian County, Arkansas, to William Wilburn Amos and Ursula Calhoun Amos. Bessie was the first born to this farm family that rented land in the region … Continue reading

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Florence Beatrice Brown Phillips: Life in early 20th century Rhode Island

Florence Beatrice Brown Phillips, August 1, 1899-December 3, 1973. (Earl and Florence Brown Phillips) Florence Beatrice was born on August 1, 1899, to Samuel Francis Brown and Hattie Tyler Perkins Brown. She was an only child. When Florence was born, … Continue reading

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George Washington Largent, Arkansas Farmer

George Washington Largent, August 15, 1855-Feb. 26, 1924 George Washington Largent’s life has a bit of mystery about it. His gravestone lists his birth date as August 15, 1859. The month and day are probably correct, though the year of … Continue reading

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Van Wesley Sorrels: Arkansas Woodsman and Musician

Van Wesley Sorrels, July 30, 1875-June 3, 1951 Van Wesley Sorrels was born July 30, 1875, in the Ozarks at Mountain Home, Baxter, Arkansas. His parents were Ephraim Deal Sorrels and Sarah Amelia Lane. Ephraim was born in North Carolina, … Continue reading

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