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From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Whiteakerand Lamb
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 09:46:37 -0700
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Thanks for posting this - although a sad tale.
I show that this young man's mother was a Margaret Lamb.
Which Lamb family did she connect to? Anyone know?
"I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough White blood for you to
question my honesty." ........Will Rogers
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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 10:22 AM
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Whiteaker obituary
> Calico Rock Progress - Jul 21, 1922
> Young Man Drowned in River Sunday
> John Whiteaker Loses Life While in Swimming at Mouth of Tan Trough.
> John Whiteaker, age 22 years, son of Wm.Whiteaker, who resides five miles
> northwest of here, was drowned in White River at the mouth of Tan Trough
> Creek, four miles up the river from Calico Rock, Sunday afternoon at about
> four o'clock while in swimming with three other young men. The body was
> recovered about an hour and a half later only a few feet from where he was
> seen to go down.
> The young man and three others of the neighboring community, Joe, Elmer
> Lloyd Marchant, were swimming in the river and the unfortunate young man
> stated his intention of swimming to the other side. When at mid-stream he
> turned back and swam to within forty or fifty feet of the bank and called
> the other boys to come to him. They got in a boat a short distance
> and started to his rescue, but he went under and drowned before the others
> could reach him.
> It is the supposition that the young man either was seized with cramps
> swimming the river or else became exhausted and got scared, for he is said
> to have been a fairly good swimmer.
> The alarm was quickly spread and the first to reach the scene were Home
> Jennings, Walter Hicks, Jim Mayfield and Walter Lucy, who immediately
> a search for the body, and was found after a short search by Hicks and
> Jennings, who were dragging the bottom of the river with their feet while
> swinging to the boat and it was in this manner that the body was brought
> the surface. The water at that place was between five and six feet deep
> young Whiteaker went under in a whirl caused by the current of the water.
> People gathered for miles around to volunteer in searching for the body
> after recovery persistent attempts were made to bring about resuscitation,
> but without avail.
> The body was removed to the home of deceased and burial took place at the
> Staggs Cemetery Monday afternoon, funeral services being conducted by Rev.
> Dave Hively.
> Johnnie Whiteaker was known to everyone in this vicinity as a young man of
> exemplary habits, who was held in the highest esteem and was a young man
> real worth. This fateful event caused a shock to everyone.
> *** END ***
> In one Izard County cemetery book it shows Johnie as the wife of Albert
> Whiteaker. In the other cemetery book it shows he shares a stone with
> Whiteaker. In both books his dates are 17 Jul 1900 - 16 Jul 1922 and
> Albert's are 7 Jan 1903 - 26 Feb 1904.
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