Monthly Archives: January 2015

Billy’s Memoir about Jess — Part Five

CHAPTER THREE of Billy’s Memoir about his father focuses on Jess’s character as a minister. “. . .Jessie would expound the Word with all his might by every means possible. His sixth grade education was insufficient so he ordered himself … Continue reading

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Billy’s Memoir about Jess — Part Four

CHAPTER TWO of the memoir about Jess Cartwright begins with Billy telling the story of the “hard years” of the depression. In 1935, “Jessie’s family increased to five children with the birth of twins – Billy and Betty. These were … Continue reading

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Billy’s Memoir about Jess — Part Three

“CHAPTER ONE” of Billy’s memoir about Jess contains the following perspectives. “After a short romance, Jessie married Millie Starr, the only child of a Choctaw Indian. “Jessie, Millie and ‘Papa’ as they called William Starr, Millie’s father, settled on a … Continue reading

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Billy’s Memoir about Jess — Part Two

The PREFACE of Billy’s memoir contains the following perspectives about Jess. “Sometime in the early years of the 1900s, Jessie’s father, Joe, settled in the valley community of Ione . . . . Arkansas. Like all small communities in its … Continue reading

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Jess — Michael — Millie (September 1957)

As  far as I know, there is only one photograph of my grandparents and me. I am not sure why, but several photographs were taken of me with Jess’s glasses. In this one, Grandma Millie is actually holding the glasses … Continue reading

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Billy’s Memoir about Jess — Part One

As I indicated in a one of my first posts for this blog, my father Billy Lee Cartwright, wrote a memoir about his father that was published in the Fall 1995 issue of Echoes, the Scott County Historical and Genealogical … Continue reading

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Collecting Memories in Scott County and Elsewhere

I hope that Gary Blige is still alive when the cousins gather in Scott County in May 2015. “Blythe’s Famous Scott County Museum” (located at  Waldron) is an amazing set of materials. I picked up a brochure that invites tourists … Continue reading

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