Creator

Date Original

1850-1948

Description

The W.L. and Mary S. DeWoody papers contain correspondence, written prayers and bible readings from the DeWoodys' missionary work, an account book, and three photographs

Biographical/Historical Note

W.L. DeWoody was born December 30, 1847 in Alabama. By 1870, he had settled in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and established the Nelson, DeWoody and Company drug store. W.L. married Mary Sorrells on May 5, 1875. She was active in local churches and mission work around Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, and served as President of the Women's Missionary Society of the First Methodist Church of Pine Bluff. W.L. Dewoody died on June 30, 1918. Mary Sorrells Dewoody died November 20, 1934. They are both buried in the Bellwood Cemetery in Pine Bluff.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Pine Bluff, Jefferson County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000790

Resource Type

Text

Collection

W.L. and Mary DeWoody papers, MS.000790

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

W.L. and Mary DeWoody papers, 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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