Category Archives: Conversations

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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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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Conversation: What happened on May 27, 1935

As we anticipate the 80th anniversary of the birth of Aunt Betty and my late father Billy Cartwright on May 27, 2015, I am very grateful that Aunt Dorothy has shared memories of that day. The following comments are reproduced … Continue reading

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