Hood County Texas Genealogical Society
RANDOLPH COUNTY, ARKANSAS
Contributed by Virginia Hale
From Research at the Arkansas
INTERESTING LETTER FROM
FORMER RANDOLPH CO. MAN, NOW IN TEXAS.
We get your weekly paper and
read it…I am 52 years old and have 3 grandchildren. All my family are well and at home, except the 3 oldest boys, 1
of them is in the mercantile business, 1 at Tarlton college where he will
graduate in June, and 1 is at Weatherford, Texas, studying law. This part of Texas is very much like
Randolph co., for there is not less than 1,000 people who are descendants from
Randolph co. or from cos. adjoining Randolph.
of Randolph co. died at Lipan, Texas, and is buried here; but there is no
tombstone to mark his resting place…Still I think it is the duty of the State
of Arkansas to put up a monument at the grave of Ex-Governor Drew. And Randolph co. being his home, it is the
duty of your representative to see that your legislator appropriates at least $1,000
and send it here to pay for the monument…Newt
Gresham, who was once a partner of mine in the newspaper business at Lipan
and Granbury Texas was the founder of the Farmers’ Union, and as you will see
from this slip in print he is now dead.
I am still a Populist, or rather a Socialist now. I will mention some of the names of Randolph
co. people living here: Lon Woodburn, Jarret Cook, Bill Wilson, Luther Hurn,
Wright Hale, John Beaver, Joe Vandergriff, Arch McElvoy [should be McElroy] and
1,000 other men, women and children…Dittie Ann Mock, my same wife…I think I
will visit Randolph co. July 4.
April 28, 1906
Henry Ator was born August
29, 1854 and passed away January 26, 1913.
Perdittie Ann Mock Ator
was born April 3, 1857 and passed away June 8, 1941. They were buried next to each other in
Evergreen Cemetery near Lipan in Hood County, Texas.
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HOOD COUNTY TEXAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY