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1). Grandpa James Clark and wife Sarah Elizabeth Browing Clark came to the Powell area in 1897. At one time he owned all the land along Big Sugar Creek south side including all the Martin place which in later years, my mother and step father owned , all the way down to the Cooper Ford . This included the farm that the natural bridge in on. The bridge was a Cross roads at one time. One road went through the bridge and the other one over the top of it. Covered wagons used to travel these roads. Oneroad went to Bentonville, Ark. and the I can t remeber where the other one went. My mother told me this when I was young and that was long ago! It may have been the road that crossed the Cooper Ford. Grandpa James could read but not write. The above taken from notes by Bobbie Givens Wylie Newspaper Items from the past Powell, July 29, 1910, James Clark was called to Okla. this wee to visit his mother, who is very sick. Aug 05, 1910, James Clarkwho has been attending the bedside of his mother, in Okla. returned home Sat. Oct 07, 1910, Jim Clark bought some hogs in Missouri Hollow this week. Dec 02,1910, Jim Clark has a new barn in course of construction. Dec 12, 1913, Jim Clark made a business trip to Pineville, Friday. Misses Bertha and Belle Clark were shopping in Bethpage Monday. Belle Clark, who has been staying in Little Missouri Hollow for the past two months, returned to her home on Big Sugar, thursday. May 07,1920, Miss Lora Clark left Sunday for a few days visit at Hiwasse Ark. with he sister, Mrs. Airy Slinkard May 21, 1920, Jim Clark went to Cyclone Wednesday after feed. Sep 03, 1920, Willie Clark seems to have taken up his abode with the Bruce Merry go round since reunion time set in. Oct 29, 1920, Jim Clark is the Boss Sorghum Maker here. Dec 10, 1920, Strayed, from the range on Granny s Branch near Powell, nine 2 year old steers and one 3 year old heifer, branded with J.C. on right hips, label in left earwith name and address on each. Will pay liberal reward for their return or information. James Clark, Powell, Mo. Dec 31, 1920, Bill Clark surprised his many friends here Christmas Eve by getting married to one of the prettiest girls on Granny s Branch,Miss Mary Cook. These young people are well known here and have the best wishes of their many friends. May 13, 1921, A social was given at the home of Jim Clark Saturday night. A large crowd was present, both old and young, and it was an enjoyable affair. Oct 14, 1921, Word was received here Sunday that John Milleson, of Big Poney, Wyoming, had passed away Oct 7, 1921. Mr Milleson was the second son of the late Uncle John Milleson and has many friends who will be greatly grieved to hear of his sudden death. No particulars have yet been received. He had just sent a large shipment of sheep to Omaha, Nebraska. Nov 25, 1921, Mr. Loyal Milleson, of Cyclone, and Miss Lora Clark, of Powell, were united in marriage at the home of Charlie Hamilton, Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20, 1921. The bride is the yougest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Milleson. Both are highly respected young people and we all wish them a happy and prosperous journey through life together.Jan 27, 1922, A surprise birthday party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Clark, Sunday, Jan. 22, in honor of Mrs. Clark s 60th birthday. A large number of friends and neighbors were present. The table fairly groaned under the weight of the many good things to eat and the company was entertained with music furnished by Will Moulder on violin, Willie Magee, guitar, and Loyal Milleson, organist. While the musicians rested, Willie Clark set the graphophone in running order and gave serveral well selected pieces which caused the crowd to laugh. So we wonder if any that were present will ever frown again. Then some of the boys enjoyed a game of ball while most of the ladies and a few of the men took a ramble through the Natural Bridge. All departed late in the evening wishing Mrs. Clark many pleasant birthdays. Jun 23, 1922, Jim Clark and family went to the Cyclone hills Wednesday looking for huckleberries. Oct 13, 1922, Silas Clark and Andy Davidson went to Cyclone Friday, on a hunt for a lost fox hound. Jim Clark and wife were called to the home of Airy Slinkard near Caverna Friday, on account of the death of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Slinkard. Mourn not dear friends, for the precious flower that budded on earth to bloom in Heaven. Aug 04, 1933, Sarah Elizabeth Clark, aged 71 years, died at 2 AM Saturday, at her home near Powell, Mo. following a lingering illness. Burial was in Union or Owsley Cemetery. From Cyclone Jun 16, 1886, Mr. C.H. Clark, merchant at Cyclone, was in town one day last week circulating a petition of thePowell and Avoca mail route on to Pineville, via Cyclone. This is something our people should assist in, as a route is badly needed and would be of great benefit to those along the line.
Name: James Columbus Clark Note
Born: 3 Jun 1864 at Benton Co. AR., , ,
Married: 4 Apr 1886 at Benton Co, , , AR.
Died: 1 May 1932 at Nevada, , , MO.
Father: James Clark
Mother: Matilda Jane Parmer
Name: Sarah Elizabeth Browning Note
Born: 22 Jan 1862 at Benton Co, , , AR.
Died: 29 Jul 1933 at Powell, , , MO.
Father: John Henry Browning
Mother: Melinda Leah (starnes) Batesell
Name: Myrtle Leucresha Clark
Born: 28 Dec 1887 at Hiwasse AR. Benton Co., , ,
Died: 2 Jul 1957 at Stella, , , MO.
Husband: George Gilbert Mitts
Name: Bertha Leah Clark
Born: 8 Jul 1888 at Hiwasse AR. Benton Co., , ,
Died: 28 Oct 1980 at Lander, , , WY.
Husband: Perry Fredrick Ross
Name: Florence Belle Clark
Born: 31 Dec 1890 at Hiwasse AR. Benton Co., , ,
Died: 9 Oct 1991 at Pawhuska, , , OK.
Husband: William Ary Slinkard
Name: William Henry Clark
Born: 7 Feb 1893 at Hiwasse AR. Benton Co., , ,
Died: 19 Dec 1968 at Neosho, , , MO.
Wife: Mary Ann Cook
Name: Troy Earl Clark
Born: 8 Sep 1895 at Hiwasse AR. Benton Co., , ,
Died: 3 Nov 1973 at Pawhuska, , ,
Wife: Lucy Lee Hollowell
Name: Bessie Mae Clark
Born: 30 Dec 1900 at Powell, , , MO.
Died: 1 Apr 1985 at Monett, , , MO.
Husband: Ray J. Simmons
Name: Lora Lee Clark
Born: 14 Aug 1902 at Powell, , , MO.
Died: 7 Aug 1989 at Pawhuska, , , OK.
Husband: Loyal Dewitt Milleson
2). Sarah could both read and write. Aug 04, 1933, Sarah Elizabeth Clark, aged 71 years, died at 2 AM Saturday, at her home near Powell, Mo. following a lingering illness. Burial was in Union or Owsley Cemetery.