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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Matthew Beard Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California to Matthew Sr., and Johnnie. He father was the founder and pastor of Beloved Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles. At the age of 5 his parents signed him to a five-year contract to play a part in short movies. After he left the series in 193...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 8
We were discussing an old business in downtown Searcy AR a few days ago.  The Lure Cafe was the subject of a blog.  Reread it HERE.  A very thoughtful and completely knowledgeable Searcy resident,  Philip Williams, told us that his dad had a store that was just about two or three doors down from ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Robert Emmett Bledsoe was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky back in 1793 to Walker and Jane. During the war of 1812 he served in the Kentucky militia. After the war, he moved to Alabama where he practiced law while continuing to further his political career. He was elected to the Alabama House of ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Trevor Baylis was born in Kilburn, London, England back in 1937 to Cecil and Gladys. He attended the North Primary and Dormers Wells Secondary Modern School. After graduation, he worked for the Soil Mechanics Laboratory in Southall. He joined the Army in 1959, as a physical-training instructor wi...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
This was a long time ago.  Folks smoked.  Folks had three digit phone numbers.  E. H. Durham family owned or operated The Lure Cafe in downtown Searcy across from the Mayfair Hotel.  This little matchbook cover was on ebay and I added it to my collection.  I also found an old blog that I'd done a...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 8
Obviously, this is a big crowd gathered on Spruce Street in downtown Searcy AR.  So what are they watching?  Pate Pearson has shared this picture AND his research.  He discovered that Buster Brown and Tige was a traveling show that visited towns and it was very popular.  He furthermore magnified ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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December 1995, the last chapter that I wrote regarding the origins of Searcy Country Club.  It really is a fun story told to me by a nice gentleman, Hubert Smith, who has passed on but is not forgotten. 

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 1
November issue of Origins of Searcy Country Club, written by Barbara S Duncan, and published in the 1995 monthly newsletter to members of the Searcy Country Club. 

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Katherine Isabel Hayes was born in Irasburg, Vermont back in 1845 to Henry and Anna. She attended the Adams Academy in Derry, New Hampshire, after graduating she marked William in 1863. The couple moved to India where they worked as missionaries, William died in 1865. Katherine stayed for another...

By Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
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Home for sale in Hanover | 1 NW White Way in Bentonville, ARExplore in 3D | 1 NW White Way in Hanover!You will LOVE this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home located in the popular and established neighborhood in North Bentonville - HANOVER! Large trees and tons of character close to the Bentonville square, Wa...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Mary Elizabeth Bass was born in Marion County, Mississippi back in 1876. During the depression, the family lost their property and moved to Lumberton, Mississippi. Graduating from Columbia High School in 1893 she became an assistant teacher. She worked as a teacher in public schools in Mississipp...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 1
Another issue of the Origins of Searcy Country Club written by Barbara S Duncan in 1995 and inserted in the monthly newsletter sent to Searcy Country Club members.  This is the October issue. 

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Basil Mott was born in Leicester, England back in 1859. He attended the International School in Switzerland and at the Royal School of Mines. After graduation, he found work as a mining engineer with the Neston Colliery Co. in Cheshire. In 1886, he joined the staff at the City & South London Rail...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 0
Third chapter of the origins of the Searcy Country Club, written by Barbara S Duncan in 1995, and sent to members of the Searcy Country Club. 

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 20
William Barton was born in Philadelphia, in the Province of Pennsylvania back in 1754 to Thomas and Esther. He grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with the outbreak of the American War of Independence he went to England to study heraldry. He returned to Pennsylvania in 1779 where he was admitted ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 0
Here's the second chapter of the 1995 origin of the Searcy Country Club.  It was written for the monthly newsletter that was sent to members of the Searcy Country Club during that year.

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 19
Joseph Barrow was born in LaFayette, Alabama back in 1914 to Munroe and Lillie. Suffering from a speech impediment he spoke very little until the age of six. His father was committed to a mental institution in 1916. His mother married Pat after Monroe died while institutionalized. In 1926, the fa...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 0
Go back through your memories?  Do you ever do that?  I just dug out an old folder from 1995.  My husband was president of Searcy Country Club and we did a little history search regarding the club.  We interviewed the men and women who were the ones who began the club, from having the idea to buy...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Eugenio Barsanti was born in Pietrasanta, Tuscany back in 1821. He studied at a Catholic scientific-oriented institute near Lucca. He was a member of the Plarist Fathers or Scolopi, where he studied the current scientific issues of the day.In 1841, he began teaching at the Collegio San Michele in...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 19
Emily Dunning was born in Scarsdale, New York back in 1876 to Edwina and Frances. The family fell upon hard times so her father went to Europe to try and recoup his fortune. While he was away a friend suggested to her mother that Emil might become a milliner’s apprentice. According to Emily her m...

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