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MELTING POT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Volume XXXVII, Fall 2014
The Kettle

2014 Kettle Melting Pot Genealogical Society

The beautiful cover for this year's publication of The Kettle was painted for the Melting Pot Genealogical Society by Hot Springs' native and watercolorist, Richard Stephens. To view more of Richard's work, visit his website.

Editors: Barbara Golden Erdmann and Loretta Henderson Walker

A limited number of copies are still available.   Please go by the library Monday or Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to purchase your copy.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgements i
In Memoriam  
    Emmett Russell Berry Jr.  ii
     Robert E. Cartwright iii
     Terry Lane Haynes iv
     Klugh Edward Sorrells v
President's Letter 2
MPGS Board Members 3
Twila Ackley Brown, A Fond Farewell 4
Members 5
Surnames Being Researched By Members 15
Hot Spring County Exchange Program 22
Donations 23
Corporate Membership and Other Libraries 29
2013-2014 Programs 31
Pioneer Days 2014 34
Garland County Marriages: L 34
     Groom Index 35
     Bride Index 48
Ancestor Gallery 61
Family Histories  
     George Berry Family 67
     Jens Christian Jensen 71
     B.G. and Martha Jean Stephens 77
     Stonecipher's Strolling Down Central Avenue 84
     The Family of Elbert and Sarah Wideman Weldon 96
     Reuben Lamb of Montgomery County, AR 105
Pedigree Charts  
     Chapman 111
     Crawford & Hall 112
     Daniel 114
     Grant (Harvey) 115
     Krabbe 116
     Manning 117
A Little Bit of This and That  
     Majestic Sadness 119
     Where was Shippey - Who was charity Ross 121
     Cultural Fair 131
     UDC convention - And the Winner is... 132
     DAR Certificate of Appreciations 133
     Fisher Family Bible 134
     Grandma's Apron 142
     Jones School 1915 143
     Early Settlers Personal History 144
     Garland County Newspapers 156
     Franks Cemetery  160
     Mrs. Thornton's Receipts 169
     Breakdown of Garland County Clerk of Court Probate Cases  175
Publications for Sale 176
Renewal/Application Form 178
Index 180