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This collection consists of materials published by Shaver and Shaver Real Estate of Wynne, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Shaver and Shaver Real Estate, Wynne, Arkansas, was established by William Whitfield Shaver and his son, William Whitfield "Whit” Shaver, Jr., who partnered with his father in real estate in 1920. Whit continued the business after his father’s death in 1940. In 1946, Whit’s only son, William Whitfield “Bill” Shaver III, joined the business. William Whitfield Shaver (1870 August 13-1941 November 1) was born in Bay Village, Cross County, Arkansas, the son of Alonzo Christopher and Georgia Ann Brooks Shaver. He married Irene Taylor Morgan (1871 May 15-1965 November 5) on November 18, 1896, in Searcy, White County, Arkansas. The couple had three children, Catherine W., William Whitfield “Whit”, and James Lavesque Shaver. In the 1910 census of Wynne, Cross County, William Whitfield Shaver lists his occupation as a real estate agent. Both William and Irene Shaver are buried at Cogbill Cemetery, Wynne, Arkansas. William Whitfield Shaver, Jr., was born April 6, 1900. After attending public schools at Wynne, he attended Hendrix College. According to the 1920 census, William Whitfield "Whit" Shaver, Jr., (1900 April 6-1987 April) lived at home and was a United States postman, a position he held beginning in 1917. In 1920, he joined his father in Shaver and Shaver Real Estate. Whit married Martha Williams (1900 September 29-1983 November). According to the "History of Cross County" (1955), Whit was a civic and church leader. A sales manager at Barwick’s Garage, Whit also partnered with his father in Shaver and Shaver Real Estate. He was a director of the bank beginning in January 1945. Martha Williams Shaver is buried at Cogbill Cemetery, Wynne, Arkansas. Whit and Martha's son, William Whitfield (Bill) Shaver, III, was born on November 16, 1923, at Arkadelphia, Arkansas. A lifelong resident of Wynne, Bill Shaver graduated valedictorian of Wynne High School in 1941, then attended Vanderbilt University. Bill joined the Navy on July 1, 1943. Commissioned as an ensign on June 27, 1944, Shaver was discharged as lieutenant junior grade 18 months later. After completing his education at Vanderbilt, Shaver returned to Wynne, where he was a farmer and joined his father’s business in 1946. Bill Shaver died August 11, 1997.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Wynne, Cross County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Shaver and Shaver Real Estate of Wynne, Arkansas, collection, MS.000228


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Shaver and Shaver Real Estate of Wynne, Arkansas, collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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