Creator

Date Original

1909

Description

This collection contains a letter dated June 11, 1909 written by Patrick Henry Wheat of Lonoke, Arkansas to E.R. Screeton of Hazen, Arkansas concerning court house destruction during the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

Patrick Henry Wheat was born July 4, 1861 in DeVall's Bluff, Arkansas, the only surviving son of Captain Patrick H. Wheat and Lavinia Ann Walton Wheat. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Texas but returned to DeVall's Bluff once the war ended. In 1880, Wheat moved to Lonoke, Arkansas. He married Charity Rosanna Eagle, niece of Governor James Eagle April 16, 1884. Wheat opened a furniture store in Lonoke and also organized the Lonoke Rice Milling Company. Patrick Henry Wheat died January 14, 1931.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Hazen, Prairie County (Ark.); Lonoke, Lonoke County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.055.030

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Patrick Henry Wheat letter, SMC.055.030

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Patrick Henry Wheat 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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