Date Original

1962 July 31


This collection contains one certificate presented to W.O. Byler by the St. Francis Levee Board for his service to the board, upon his retirement.

Biographical/Historical Note

According to the certificate in this collection, W.O. Byler served on the St. Francis Levee Board from July 15, 1925, until his retirement on July 31, 1962. He graduated from college, then taught school for three years, attended business school, worked in a bank, and served in the Army for fifteen months during World War I before being elected to the board. During his lifetime, he also served as Commander of the local post of the American Legion and president of the local Rotary Club, and was active in the Methodist Church. The St. Francis Levee District was established by the Arkansas State Legislature in 1893. It included the counties of Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, and St. Francis. Districts were created after the establishment of the Mississippi River Commission in 1897 and were charged with raising funds to build and maintain levees in the region.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Crittenden County (Ark.); Cross County (Ark.); Lee County (Ark.); Mississippi County (Ark.); Phillips County (Ark.); Poinsett County (Ark.); St. Francis County (Ark.)





Resource Type



W.O. Byler certificate, SMC.177.006


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

W.O. Byler certificate, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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