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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 22:54:55 -0500
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I think these are all the same family.
Calico Rock Progress
July 2, 1912 - Dixon - Brooks
We acknowledge an invitation to attend the marriage of Miss Pearl
Eugenia Brooks and Mr Harry Powell Dixon which occurred at Mount Olive on
the 30th ult, Rev. L. B. Hawkins officiating.
Mr Dixon is a prominent young business man of Boswell and Miss Brooks
is a daughter of Mrs Mary L. Brooks of Mt Oliver.
Apr 20, 1923 - Married here Wednesday
Miss Audrey Garner and Neill Brooks of this place were married at 8:30 o
’clock last Wednesday evening, April 18th. The ceremony, which was performed
at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs J. T. Garner, was performed
by Rev. R. P. McKinley of Newburg, in the presence of a large number of
quests and immediate relatives. The contracting parties will continue to
make their home in Calico Rock.
Feb 6, 1925 - D. M. Jeffery Passes Away
Mr D. M. Jeffery a well known and highly respected citizen of Mt. Olive
died at the sanitarium at Batesville at an early hour on Thursday morning of
last week, January 29th. Deceased had been in failing health for a year or
more, suffering from ailments of kidney and liver. Treatment after treatment
failed to bring relief to his sufferings and on Sunday preceding his death
he was taken to Batesville, where a last effort was made to prolong like,
but of no avail, death resulting as stated.
Deceased was born at Mount Olive 58 years ago and lived on the old home
place, where he was reared and grew to manhood, practically all his life,
being successfully engaged at farming. He was well known to a host of close
friends, who knew him more intimately as “Bob” Jeffery and all of whom known
of the splendid life he lead. He was a devout Christian from early boyhood,
being a member of the Christian Church. As a loyal and freehearted citizen
and neighbor he was all that those terms imply; as a husband and father he
taxed every effort in the fulfillment of his obligation as such. He was
loved and trusted by all and was always found ready and willing to help in
any worthy move for the betterment of his community.
Besides his wife and nine children, deceased is survived by four
sisters, Mrs Lottie Compton of Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs Lou Lancaster of
California; Mrs Mary Brooks of Mt. Olive; Mrs G. W. McLean of Hardy, Ark.;
and two brothers, Henry B. Jeffery of Okmulgee, Okla., and J. C. Jeffery of
Mammoth Spring, Ark.
Interment took place at the Hill Top Cemetery near Mt. Olive last
Saturday afternoon, funeral services being conducted by J. Denton Guthrie of
this place, assisted by Rev. D. R. Robertson of Mt. Olive.
Mar 11, 1927 – Died at Mt. Olive
Mrs Lottie Compton, aged 80 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs
Mollie L. Brooks, at Mt Olive, where she has been visiting the past few
months, at 12:40 o’clock a.m., Wednesday morning, March 9, 1927. She was
apparently in good health until the day before her death, when she suffered
a stroke of paralysis, passing away only a few hours afterwards.
Deceased was born at Mount Olive June 7, 1847, the eldest of ten
children of the Rev Daniel M. Jeffery, a pioneer Cumberland Presbyterian
minister of this section. She lived at Mount Olive until her marriage to
Jno. R. Compton of Missouri soon after the Civil War. They located at
Rogersville, Mo., where they resided until the death of the husband, more
than fifteen years ago. Since then she has made her home principally with
her sons, residing at Springfield, Mol, and at points in the west and of
late has spent some time at Atlanta, Ga., and Birmingham, Ala. She has been
visiting at Mt Olive the past few months, also at Batesville, where a son
In the passing of this saintly soul, the curtains of life have been
closed for a true Christian character. She was all that her Maker would have
her be, a constant follower and a regular reader of the Word of God since in
early life, applying the principles gleaned there from in the structure of
her everyday life. It was not hers to fear death and though time had made
inroads on her physically, her courage was unbroken, and she maintained the
same spirit of cheerfulness throughout life. Her spirit has passed on to the
one who gave it, but the influence of her life will be felt on through the
years of time. She was a member of the Christian church.
Deceased is survived by three sons, Mark Compton of Batesville, Ark.;
Thos M. Compton of Walsenberg, Colo.; and J. R. Compton of Birmingham, Ala.;
three sisters, Mrs Lou Lancaster of Pacific Grove, Calif.; Mrs Mollie Brooks
of Mt Olive, Ark.; and Mrs Geo. W. McLean of Hardy, Ark.; two brothers,
Henry B. Jeffery of Tulsa, Okl., and J. O. Jeffery of Mammoth Spring, Ark.
The remains were forwarded to the old home of the deceased at
Rogersville, Mo., Friday, where burial will take place Saturday.
Oct 11, 1935 – Henry B. Jeffery Dies at Mount Olive
Henry B. Jeffery, well known and highly respected citizen of this
county, died shortly after noon last Wednesday, at the home of his sister,
Mrs Mary L. Brooks, at Mt Olive, where he took sick Monday morning with
symptoms indicating pneumonia. Complication developed after a few hours,
hastening his death.
Deceased was born at Mt Olive in 1860. His early life was spent there.
As a young man he went west and spent several years in Texas and Oklahoma,
where he was successfully engaged in real estate and mercantile pursuits.
Later he was located at Orosi, Calif., for a few years as cashier of the
bank in that city. He returned to Oklahoma several years ago and after a few
years at Okmulgee and Henryetta, returned to this county. For the past five
years he has been conducting a grocery business on highway No. 9, a few
miles from Sylamore.
Mr Jeffery was a good citizen and held the esteem of a wide circle of
acquaintances in this part of the state. He was a devout Christian, being a
member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held at Mt. Olive Thursday afternoon, conducted
by Rev. D. R. Robertson; interment being at Mt. Olive cemetery.
Surviving are one brother and three sisters – J. C. Jeffery of Mammoth
Spring, Ark.; Mrs Lou A. Lancaster, Watsonville, Calif., Mrs Mary Brooks of
Mt Olive and Mrs G. W. McLean of Hardy, Ark.
Nov 23, 1945 – Lawrence J. Brooks Passes Away Tuesday
Lawrence J. Brooks aged 58, brother of the editor of the Progress, died
Tuesday evening in the home of his sister, Mrs Pearl Dixon, at Mount Olive.
His death came after suffering the third stroke of paralysis in fourteen
Deceased was born at Mammoth Spring and his early life was spent there
and at Salem. He had been a resident of Mount Olive for thirty-five years.
Funeral service were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., at the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church at Mount Olive, services being conducted by Rev. D. R.
Robertson, the pastor. Interment in the Mt Olive cemetery.
Surviving, are the sister and four brothers, H. Cebern Brooks and Ralph
Brooks of Little Rock, Neill Brooks of Calico Rock and Harry Brooks of
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