Creator

Date Original

1872

Description

This collection contains a statement by electors in Liberty Township, St. Francis County, Arkansas regarding their votes for Hubert W. Winthrop for county sheriff. Winthrop won the election but declined the position.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hubert W. Winthrop was born around 1839 in Vermont to William Winthrop and Ann Herron Winthrop. He enrolled in Company A, 53rd Massachusetts Infantry, during the Civil War. By the end of the war he was near Memphis and soon after moved to St. Francis County, Arkansas. He served as chief clerk of the United States Bureau, United States Assessor for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and Assessor of St. Francis County for six years. In 1872 he was elected St. Francis county sheriff but declined the office because of a “change of political administration.” He would later become a proprietor of the Forrest City Hotel. It was at this hotel that he leaned against a balcony railing that broke, and fell fifteen feet to the floor causing injuries and his death in February 1897.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

St. Francis County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.055.026

Resource Type

Text

Collection

St. Francis County (Ark.) electors' statement, SMC.055.026

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

St. Francis County (Ark.) electors' statement, 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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