Title

January 29

Creator

Walter J. Lemke

Description

Daily newspaper column depicting hand-drawn sketches on topics of Arkansas history. Drawings include a portrait of John Clayton, the outline of Clay County, and an assassin aiming a gun at Clayton's silhouette.

Transcription

January 29, 1889 John M. Clayton assassinated in Plummerville while engaged in election contest after his defeat for Congress.

Member state Senate in 1873.

Sheriff at Pine Bluff, 1876.

Clay County was originally named Clayton in honor of John M. Clayton. The "ton" was dropped by the Legislature of 1875. W. J. Lemke.

Physical Description

Document, 5" x 7"

Geographical Area

Plummerville, Faulkner County (Ark.); Clay County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

January 29, Walter J. Lemke Drawings Collection: This day in Arkansas history, MS.000379

Resource Type

Document

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: This day in Arkansas history, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

January 29, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: This day in Arkansas history, 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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