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Strolling Down Central Avenue - 7

Those of you who have lived in the Hot Springs area remember the days when you got all "gussied up" before going shopping down Central Avenue, because the photographer from Stonecipher Photography, Petty Studio (417 Quapaw Avenue), Coffey's Camera Shop, or Deluxe Studio might take your photograph.  (There may have been other photographers--these are the only four I know of as of this date.)

We are using some of these photographs and hope you enjoy them.  If you have one that you would like included, please scan and email them to the webmaster.

STROLLING DOWN CENTRAL AVENUE HAS BEEN DIVIDED INTO SECTIONS TO SPEED UP LOADING TIME. PLEASE BE SURE AND VISIT ALL PAGES.

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We are reserving page 8 for unknown photos.  Please take a look at that page to see if you recognize any of the people and let us know.

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Dorothy and Sara Martin

Kin and Alice Bush

Mary Etta Stanley, Mildred Thurston and John Thurston

Sara Ann Martin with her mother Dorothy Finch Martin pushing the twins Julia "Bitty" and Juliet "Mitsy" down Central Avenue about 1953. Photo courtesy of Tansill Stough

Kin Bush with his mother Alice Bush. Photo courtesy of Tansill Stough

From left to right, they are Mary Etta Stanley (1898-1980), Mildred Thurston, and Mildred's husband, John Thurston. The photograph, probably taken in the early 1950s when Mrs. Stanley was a resident of Hot Springs. Mildred and John Thurston were, at the time, residents of Lutesville, Missouri, now called Marble Hill, Missouri, which is near Jackson, Missouri, just north of the boot heel. All three are deceased with Mrs. Stanley being buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Photo had previously been shown as unmarked and has been identified by Rich Castle, Mrs. Stanley's grandson. Rich tells us the shoes Mrs. Stanley were wearing were red and were given to her granddaughter, Elana Churchill. Mr. Thurston was a World War II wounded veteran.

Florence Craig Maus and Tacy Smith

Don Hardin and Royce Flowers

Edsel Maddox and Don Hardin

Florence Craig Maus (3 February 1905 - 10 November 1986) and Tacy Smith. Miss Smith was a former science teacher at Hot Springs Junior High. She was born 23 August 1919 and was married to Jack Pearson. She died 24 April 2009. Photo submitted by Mrs. Maus' daughter, Jane Maus Reynolds Don Hardin and Royce Eugene Flowers around the fall of 1945. See Royce Eugene Flowers obituary. Photo courtesy of Don Hardin Edsel Maddox and Don Hardin May 1946. See Edsel Maddox obituary. Photo courtesy of Don Hardin

Don Hardin and Larry Nelson

Don Hardin and Jack Schrader

Ethel Mallory and David Mallory

Don Hardin and Larry Nelson March 1949. Photo courtesy of Don Hardin Don Hardin and Jack Schrader. Jack was born 28 August 1930 and died 4 November 1979. Photo courtesy of Don Hardin Ethel and Dr. David Mallory December 26, 1956. Mrs. Mallory was born in 1892 and died in 1970. Dr. Mallory was born 1896 and died in 1963. Both are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs. Photo courtesy of Glenn Duncan

Sarah Beth Ward and Dorothy Petty

Albert Ward

Nan Turner Merchant

Sarah Beth Ward (Hot Springs High School Class of 1949) and her friend, Dorothy Petty (Stamps), from Henderson in the Fall of 1952. Photo courtesy of Glenn Duncan Albert Ward (deceased) with his granddaughter Laura Beth and his daughter Beth Ward Black April 4, 1956. Photo courtesy of Glenn Duncan Nan Turner Merchant walking down Central Avenue August 10, 1950. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant

Margie Turner Johnson and Frances Turner Westermann

Nan Turner Merchant and Della Mae Love Baker

Bill Beck and Johnny Ballard photograph

Marguerite "Margie" Turner Johnson and Frances Turner Westermann pushing Kathi Westermann Frieling in a stroller. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant Nan Turner Merchant and Della Mae Love Baker. Photo courtesy of Nan Turner Merchant Bill "Willie" Beck and Johnny Ballard August 1961. Photo courtesy of John S. Ballard

Robert Hartsell photograph

Robert Hartsell Dr Bob photograph

Robert Hartsell photograph

Robert "Bob" Hartsell worked for DeLuxe Studio in 1947. This particular photograph was taken in front of the studio. This and the following three photos were taken of him during that year by Tom Hickman. Photo courtesy of Bob Hartsell Robert Hartsell with the canvas travel bag that he used to carry his camera and related equipment. Photo courtesy of Bob Hartsell. Robert Hartsell walking down Central Avenue the day before his birthday. Photo courtesy of Bob Hartsell

Robert Hartsell photograph

Robert Hartsell photograph

Cynthia Caldwell, Margie Searcy, Mary Lee Wilson, Emma Sue Smith

Robert Hartsell inside the Deluxe Studio's window display. His job on that day was to remove the old display and set up a new one. Photo courtesy of Bob Hartsell Robert Hartsell in 1948. He was no longer working for DeLuxe Studio but was going to the shop for a visit. Photo courtesy of Bob Hartsell Cynthia Caldwell, Margie Searcy, Mary Lee Wilson, Emma Sue Smith taken January 23, 1948. They were all 1950 graduates of Hot Springs High School. Photo courtesy of Mary Lee Wilson Thompson

Aldon Thompson and Mary Lee Wilson

Barbara Baggett, Jimmy Baber, Roy Westermann, Mary Lee Wilson

Frank Murchison and Roy Westermann

Aldon Thompson (1948 HSHS graduate) and Mary Lee Wilson (1950 HSHS graduate) in 1950. They married December 1951. Photo courtesy of Mary Lee Wilson Thompson Barbara Baggett (1949 HSHS graduate), Jimmy Baber (1951 HSHS graduate), Roy Westermann (1950 HSHS graduate), and Mary Lee Wilson. Notice the sign that reads, "Cigarettes 21 cents per package, $2.05 per carton." Photo courtesy of Mary Lee Wilson Thompson Frank Murchison and Roy Westermann April 12, 1949. Photo courtesy of Mary Lee Wilson Thompson

Bill Wilson

Anita Bright, Mary Lee Wilson, Gerry Tenny, Billie June Davis

Lillian Noles Hart and James Marshall Hart

Bill Wilson (Mary Lee Wilson Thompson's brother) April 15, 1945. Courtesy of Mary Lee Wilson Thompson Anita Bright Walton, Mary Lee Wilson, Gerry Tenny, Billie June Davis in 1951. They were Arkansas National Bank employees. Photo courtesy of Mary Lee Wilson Thompson Lillian (Noles) Hart and James Marshall Hart strolling down Central Avenue on their wedding day June 11, 1947. James M. Hart was born March 24, 1916, in Nashville, Arkansas, but he lived most of his life with his Aunt Emma Hart in Hot Springs after the death of both of his parents early in his life. His father was a civil engineer and he helped build and partly owned the ill-fated M.D. & G. Railroad which had a depot that once stood at Central and Winans Avenue in 1910 in Hot Springs. James died September 21, 1995, in Hot Springs and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Hot Springs. His wife, Lillian, was born at the Howell Home Place "Under the Hill," Buckville, Arkansas. James was a World War II veteran, and he and Lillian owned and operated the Credit Bureau of Hot Springs for a number of years. They were charter members of the Melting Pot Genealogical Society of Hot Springs. Photo courtesy of their daughter, Marsha Hart Edwards

John Edward Thomson and Hattie Slaughter

keener

Ray and Johnnie Mae Whisenhunt

Hattie Earlene Slaughter (born July 23, 1899, San Augustine, Texas; died January 25, 1995, San Augustine) and John Edward Thomson (born April 29, 1895, San Augustine; died June 15, 1966, San Augustine). They married January 30, 1920, in San Augustine.
Hattie was the great-great-granddaughter of Edward Johnson and Deborah Sinclair of Columbus, Hempstead County, Arkansas. Edward was a Revolutionary War veteran. She is also the great-granddaughter of Rebecca Johnson and George Teel who were original colonists to Texas in S. F. Austin's "Old 300." Photo courtesy of Larry Hirt
William R. Keener (1890-1955) and Callie Cogburn Keener (1894-1980). Mr. and Mrs. Keener are buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. Photo courtesy of Ray and Johnnie Whisenhunt Ray and Johnnie Mae Hinsley Whisenhunt. Photo courtesy of Ray and Johnnie Whisenhunt

Mr Henry and Dorsey Roddenberry

james stonecipher

Claude Stonecipher and Jim Stonecipher

Mr. Henry and Dorsey Roddenberry on May 9, 1941. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton James Andrew Stonecipher and James Robert Stonecipher on April 20, 1940. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton Claude Stonecipher and Jim Stonecipher on July 27, 1940. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton

Jo Shipley Krug

George Queen

Frances Benton

Jo Shipley Krug, Joyce Stonecipher, Jimmie Shipley Stonecipher, Millie Shipley Reedman. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton George Queen, Shirley Collier, Bruce Murphy, Agnes Neimeyer, Molly Brandt, Tommy Cooper, Rachel Kuechenheister, Joyce Stonecipher, Hiram Cooper. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton Frances Benton, Neil Thornton, Virginia Hadaway, and George Collier taken September 12, 1944. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton

Neil Thornton, Chuck Thornton

Frank Kincaid, Richard Gillham, Neil Thornton

Ted Fotioo

Neil Thornton, Chuck Thornton, J. R. Stonecipher, and Jim Thornton taken September 3, 1958. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton Frank Kincaid, Richard Gillham, Neil Thornton taken November 18, 1943. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton Ted Fotioo, Ann Craigo, Marian Davis, Bill Harper, and Neil Thornton taken February 26, 1945. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton

Lillian Adamson

Danny Allen

Dorsey Roddenberry

Neil Thornton, Lillian Adamson, Charlie Plymale taken April 30, 1947. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton Danny Allen, Neil Thornton, and Flave Peters taken March 12, 1949. Photo courtesy of Joyce Stonecipher Thornton Dorsey Roddenberry in 1947 in the back of DeLuxe Studio.

Ruby and Lynn Hall

Ray Whisenhunt

James Marshall Hart

Ruby and Lynn Hall May 20, 1957. Photo courtesy of Ray and Johnnie Whisenhunt Ray Whisenhunt and cook July 1961. Photo courtesy of Ray Whisenhunt James Marshall Hart in 1947 or 1948. Photo courtesy of his daughter, Marshalene Hart Edwards

Bill Mitchell, Mickey Pittman Spencer, Graham Duncan

Duncan, Schrader, Kimball

Betty Duncan Thomas and Jean Duncan

Bill Mitchell, Mickey Pittman Spencer, and Graham Duncan May 1947. Photo courtesy of Glenn Duncan Glenn Duncan (HSHS Class of 1950), Jack Schrader (HSHS Class of 1948), and Bill Kimball (HSHS Class of 1950). Jack Schrader died November 4, 1979, and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs. Photo courtesy of Glenn Duncan Betty Lou Duncan Thomas and Jean Duncan about 1951. Photo courtesy of Glenn Duncan

Mildred Winnie Graham Duncan

Glenn Duncan

Dimple Howerton

Mildred Winnie Graham Duncan with her daughter Betty Lou about 1949. Mildred died November 2, 1983, and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs. Photo courtesy of Glenn Duncan Glenn Duncan, Ethyl Elder, Katherine Dunklegod, and Nancy Hardin (in back) taken early 1955. Nancy Hardin Fincher was born August 3, 1935, and died April 11, 1999, and is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Glenn Duncan Above is Dimple Howerton Guest Porter, probably taken in the early 1960s as it appears Frankie's Cafeteria is still located on Central Avenue. Dimple was the daughter of David Monroe Howerton and Melvina Harris Howerton. Dimple first married James Edward Guest Sr. David, Melvina, Dimple and James Sr. are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery. Dimple's second marriage was to Olie H. Porter who is buried at Morning Star Cemetery. Dimple and James Sr. are the parents of Johnny Ray Guest, Joyce Guest Graves and Jennie Lee Guest Trott. Johnny and Joyce are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Jennie Guest Trott

James Kincaid, Marileigh Kincaid, Frank Kincaid

Ruth and Burton Walker

Clara Oliver and Stella Oliver

James Irby Kincaid August 23, 1931 - December 6, 1979), Marileigh James Kincaid (February 2, 1903 - August 18, 1988), and Frank C. Kincaid Jr (December 24, 1927 - May 13, 1990). All three are buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Lynn Kincaid Ruth G. and Burton K. Walker strolling down Central Avenue on their honeymoon February 1949. They were married almost sixty years before he passed away. Photo courtesy of their daughter, Suzanne Walker Greene Clara Oliver Howe and her sister, Stella Oliver Warren, daughters of John and Sarah Nobles Oliver. Photo courtesy of Francis Eugene "Sam" Hall

Clara Oliver, Ella Oliver, Vernon Nobles

Emma Jane Harris Daves

W Edgar Harris

Clara Oliver Howe and her sister, Ella Oliver Warren, with their cousin, Vernon Alexander "Buddy" Nobles. From the Michael Hall photograph collection Emma Jean Harris Daves, daughter of W. Edgar Harris, is walking in front of Coffey's Camera Shop. She was born September 25, 1931, in Hot Springs and died March 18, 2014, in Hot Springs. Photo courtesy of Marshalene Edwards W. Edgar "Ed" Harris, October 4, 1899 - August 8, 1983. He is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County. His marker shows he was born in 1900. Photo courtesy of Marshalene Edwards

Lucille Harris Gideon and Thomas Gideon

Mac and Velma McKay

R B Runions, Pawnee Runions, Tony Runions

This picture is dated September 22, 1954, and it is of Lucille Mable "Lucy" Harris Gideon and her husband, Thomas Lester "Lester" Gideon. They were both born in Hot Springs and they married March 6, 1943, in Garland County. They were the parents of two children, Kenneth Lester Gideon and Jane Marie "Janie" Gideon. Both Lucy and Lester passed away in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where they had lived several years. Photo courtesy of Marshalene Edwards This is Mac and Velma McKay of Alexandria, Louisiana, on their honeymoon March 1955. Photo courtesy of their daughter, Melissa McKay Oliver R. B. Runions, Pawnee Runions, and Tony Runions on Central Avenue July 4, 1963. Photo courtesy of Tony Runions, their son

Pat Humphrey Tillery and Cora Coleman Tillery

Helen Redick Humphrey and Norma

Thomas Floyd Redick and Myrtle Honea Redick

Pat Humphrey Tillery and her mother-in-law, Cora Pandora Coleman Tillery (September 14, 1914 - January 4, 2001). Cora is buried in Antioch Cemetery, Saline County. Photo courtesy of Pat Humphrey Tillery Helen Redick Humphrey (September 23, 1924 - August 23, 2003) and her friend Norma in the 1950s. Helen is buried in Antioch Cemetery, Saline County. Photo courtesy of Pat Humphrey Tillery Thomas Floyd Redick and Myrtle Honea Redick February 16, 1963. They were the maternal grandparents of Pat Humphrey Tillery. Photo courtesy of Pat Humphrey Tillery

Pat Humphrey Tillery and Linda Jane Little

Pat Edgar Harris

Virginia Parker Livingston and Mary Jackson Parker

Pat Humphrey Tillery and her friend Linda Jane Little August 8, 1963. Photo courtesy of Pat Humphrey Tillery This is a photo dated March 26, 1957, of Pat Edgar Harris. Pat was born April 12, 1935, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and died February 9, 2010, in Hot Springs. He was a twin to Patsy Pearl Harris Rasberry. Stonecipher's took the photo. Photo courtesy of Marshalene Edwards Mary Jackson Parker and Virginia Parker Livingston. Photo courtesy of Judy Livingston Thompson

Virginia Parker Livingston and a Branch cousin

Don William Harris

Lilard Roper and Walter Branch

Virginia Parker Livingston and a Branch cousin. Photo courtesy of Judy Livingston Thompson Don Wilbur Harris, husband of Linda Livingston. Photo courtesy of Linda's sister, Judy Livingston Thompson Lillard Roper and Walter Branch. Photo courtesy of Judy Livingston Thompson

Mary Sue Benbrook, Linda Livingston Harris, Rose Marie Thompson

Occo Branch Jaque and her niece Virginia Parker Livingston

Rose Marie Thompson

Mary Sue Benbrook, Linda Livingston Harris, Rose Marie Thompson December 1, 1951. Photo courtesy of Judy Livingston Thompson Occo Branch Jaque and her niece, Virginia Parker Livingston. Photo courtesy of Judy Livingston Thompson Rose Marie Thompson January 1959. Rose Marie was a 1954 graduate of Hot Springs High School. She was born October 4, 1936, and died May 18, 1999, and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Russellville. Photo courtesy of Judy Livingston Thompson

Ott Livingston

Elks Day 1949

Stella Pearl Avant Harris

Ott Livingston and unknown. Photo courtesy of Judy Livingston Thompson Elks Day 1949...not really a strolling photograph but taken on Central Avenue.
Front row: John Searcy and Lewis Goltz; standing: John Robbins, unknown, unknown, Mike Parker, Roy Wheatley, Ott Livingston (sitting on side of truck). Photo courtesy of Judy Livingston Thompson
Stella Pearl Avant Harris 3 March 1954. Stella was born 21 September 1903 in Avant, Arkansas. The little town of Avant was named for her grandfather, Moses Marshall Avant, who married Minnie Caroline "Tinney" Lamb. Stella passed away 1 October 1980 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and is buried in Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery in Hot Springs. Photo courtesy of her daughter-in-law, Marsha Edwards

Stella Pearl Avant Harris

Hazel Talley Baim and Charles Baim

 
Stella Pearl Avant Harris 12 October 1958. Stella married W. Edgar "Ed" Harris 18 April 1920 in Montgomery County, Arkansas.  Stella and Ed Harris had at least 13 children of which only nine lived to become adults. Photo courtesy of Marsha Edwards Hazel Talley Baim and her husband Charles "Charlie" Baim walking down Central Avenue probably between 1950-52. Mrs. Baim died 1 February 1987, and Mr. Baim died 22 November 1960. They owned Baim's Department Store on Ouachita Avenue in Hot Springs. The Baim's store in Pine Bluff was open until about 1995. Photo courtesy of their daughter, Sarah E. "Beth" Baim Landers