Creator

Date Original

1900-1989

Description

This collection contains materials related to the William T. Mills family of Marshall, Arkansas, and the Robert Franklin Wood family of Calico Rock, Arkansas, including photographs, news articles, marriage licenses, and other personal items.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Thomas Mills was born in Eglantine, Van Buren County, Arkansas, in 1879. He married Bess McBride on December 7, 1904. He was a candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 3rd District, in 1908, and the delegate to the Republican National Convention from Arkansas, in 1924 and 1936. He was also the Republican candidate for Governor of Arkansas in 1946 and 1948 (primary). Mills died in Marshall, Searcy County, Arkansas, on October 17, 1952. Robert Franklin Wood was born three miles southeast of Calico Rock on June 11, 1874. He married Mary Frances Smith on December 19, 1900. Wood moved to Calico Rock in 1903. He was active in the Calico Rock Methodist Church, serving as superintendent of the church school for 13 years and for a number of years as a teacher of the adult Bible class. He was well-known in his community as a merchant and salesman. Mills died on November 14, 1959.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Marshall, Searcy County (Ark.); Calico Rock, Izard County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000149

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Mills and Wood families collection, MS.000149

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Mills and Wood families collection, 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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