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Roleson Family Papers

Identifier: ASTATE-2013-01-01

The Roleson Family was among the early settlers of the Jonesboro area and rose to prominence in the first half of the 20th century. Several members of the family fought in World War I and went on to practice law in Arkansas. The collection consists of personal correspondence between family members and friends, news clippings, material from both World Wars, and a large collection of handwritten family records notating births, deaths, and marriages.

Dates: 1918 - 1943; 1797 - 1992

Watson and Garver Family Papers

Identifier: ASTATE-2013-01-11
Abstract Hampton Watson was a prominent businessman of Jonesboro during the early 1900s. Leigh Garver was a traveling auditor for the Emporia telephone company based out of Kansas. This collection contains letters, college papers, legal and financial records from both families. The material in the collection was collected in part by Maggie Watson and in part by Leigh Garver, and chronicles the lives of their respective families. There is no apparent connection between the Watson and the Garver...
Dates: 1881 - 1957

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Garver, Elmer, 1862-1895 1
Roleson, James B., (James Brookfield) 1
Roleson, Mary L., (Mary Laura Brookfield) 1
Watson, Hampton, 1859-1923 1