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Volume XXXII, Fall 2009
The Kettle

The Kettle 2009 Melting Pot Genealogical Society.

The first copy of the The Melting Pot Genealogical Society’s annual publication, The Kettle 2009, was presented to David Hamilton, president of Seiz Sign Company at 1231 Central Avenue, by Caroline Campbell, Editor of The Kettle. Hamilton said, “As one of Hot Springs’ oldest businesses, Seiz Sign Company is pleased to be the 2009 Corporate Member of the Melting Pot Genealogical Society. This year’s publication of The Kettle continues the Melting Pot’s hard work in documenting historical and genealogical information in and for Garland County.”


Introduction: 2009 Corporate Member – Seiz Sign Company

Title Page i
Charter Members ii
Contents iii
from the Editor… iv
Officers 1
Letter from the President 2
Dedication 3
In Memoriam, Firefighters 4
In Memoriam, Law Enforcement 5
Obituaries 6-7
Strolling Down Central Avenue 8
B. J. Smith Story 9-12
Briggs Cemetery 13-17
Pedigree Chart, Debra Slater Garner 18
Dear Debby, Requests for Research 19-22
Genealogy Search Links 23-24

Columbariums:   First Presbyterian Church
                          St. Luke's Episcopal Church
                          First United Methodist Church
                          Westminster Presbyterian Church

Garland County Marriage Records “F” 30-43
Donations 44-47
8th Grade Education 48-49
The Face of Community Service, Joyce Craft 50-54
Baker’s Cemetery 55-57
2008 Corporate Member, Simmons First Bank 58
Bump Family 59-64
Quilts as Family History 65
Buckville Cemetery 66-83
The Tillmans in Arkansas 84-89
Quilts as Family History (2) 90
From the Great Courts of Europe to a Saline County Farm 91-94
Quilts as Family History (3) 95
Publications for Sale at the Library 96
Membership List 97-101
Garland County Probate Records “G” 102-136
Membership Form – 2010 Dues 137-138
Surname Index 139-146

The Kettle 2009 may be purchased from the Melting Pot Genealogical Society for $20.00. Please go here to order a copy or visit the library to purchase.

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