Creator

Date Original

1906

Description

One letter soliciting support from fellow Woodmen of the World and Odd Fellows for Dunblazier's campaign for Justice of the Peace.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Hartzell Dunblazier was born February 7, 1872(?) in Fulton County, Illinois. After attending Central Norman College (Lewiston, Illinois), Dunblazier taught school in Fulton County for 10 years. While teaching, he took courses at Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois) and the University of Michigan. In 1899, Dunblazier moved to Clarksville, Arkansas. He taught courses at the College of the Ozarks until 1904, when he established a law practice in Fort Smith. In 1907, Dunblazier became acting coroner of Sebastian County; in 1911, he was appointed Sebastian County commissioner of accounts. In 1913, he was appointed U. S. commissioner for the Fort Smith Division of the Western District of Arkansas. Dunblazier was active in the Arkansas Republican Party, serving as chairman of the Sebastian County Central Republican Committee from 1916 to 1926, and running as the party's nominee for the fourth congressional district seat in 1920. He served as assistant U.S. attorney from 1921 to 1925. Dunblazier was married to Eunice Kate McKinney; the couple had one daughter, Sybil. Dunblazier remained in Fort Smith as late as 1953, but later moved to Spiro, Oklahoma, where he died October 1, 1964. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Woodmen of the World were fraternal organizations dedicated to improving communities.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.036.024

Resource Type

Text

Collection

W.H. Dunblazier campaign letter, SMC.036.024

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

W. H. Dunblazier campaign letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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