Texarkana Texas Arkansas historical items




1930 - 1939


A Chronology Of Events

Submitted by Wayne Adcock

Other articles submitted  will be marked with person name.  The items not marked were submitted by Wayne. 



1930  population of Texarkana AR; White  7,639, Negro 3,109, Other 16
1930  population of Texarkana TX; White 11,649, Negro 4,934, Other 19

1930 Tom C. Sewell appointed as Chief of Police, Texarkana Ark.to 1933

McCartney Hotel was built.  Architect Joseph Finger.  Placed on Register of Historic Building 9/6/1979.  Submitted by TU.  Info from Four States Living Aug. 2002


1931 Walter Harris assumes duty as Sheriff of Miller Co. Ar. until he was killed in line of duty.


2 Jan.1932  Funeral for John Fry, 56, deputy US marshall will be 2:30  p.m. at the home of a nephew, J.H. Faviell at Jefferson,  Tx. Burial in Oakwood Cem. Jefferson.   John Frye died in a Texarkana hosp.

12 Jan.1932  Texarkana Gazette  Five men mentioned as possible  candidates for the race of Miller Co. sheriff.
     WILL HARRIS - brother of Sheriff Walter Harris who was slain while raiding a still last July, is the only one actually announced opposition against Sheriff R.W. Turquette.
     HARRY OLIVER - chief deputy during the brief Harris adm.  Oliver was associated with Will Harris who was jailer  during the Harris regime.
      FLEET MAGEE - who was defeated by Harris in 1930. Magee is a veteran peace officer in Miller Co.
      PAT ELAM - Fouke merchant and landowner.


1933 R. W. Turguette assumes duty as Sheriff of Miller Co. Ar.

1933 W. E. Davis appointed as Chief of Police, Texarkana Ark.to 1935

Fri 8 Dec 1933  Fowler Drug Co located at Broad and Hazel St. Phone 110


7/11/1934  Although still critically iss, the condition of Mrs. Minnie Burke Curley was reported Saturday as showing some improvement.  Submitted by TU.  Texarkana Papers

7/11/1934  Constable W. M. Dunn, who has been ill for the past several days, was greatly improved at his home Saturday and expects to be back on duty within the next few days.  Submitted by TU.  Texarkana Papers


1935 - T. B. Vance  becomes Municipal Judge of Texarkana Arkansas to 1939

1935 Tom C Sewell assumes duty as Sheriff of Miller Co. Ar. until 1938

Fri. 11 Oct. 1935 - D. W. Marshall, 64 died Thursday while at work at Savoy Hotel. Wife: 5 daus: Mrs. R. A. Bennett, Mrs. M. G. Richards, Mrs. T. W. Holman and Mrs. T. C. Albritton all of Texarkana and Mrs. H. G. Buchannan of Shreveport. 3 sons: E. D. of New Boston, Rodney Dale and D. W. Jr. of Texarkana 2 sisters: Mrs. Ida Cobb of Houston Mrs. Lela Garrett of Paris Burial in State Line Cem. Dan W. Marshall 14 April 1870 to 10 Oct. 1935 Minnie Lee Marshall 1 Jan. 1875 to 4 July 1952


Monday 16 Mar.1936  Texarkana Gazette - Roland Hitchcock and Miss Ruth Crawford both of Texarkana were married in the Texarkana Ark. police station.  The couple said they could find no other place to get  married that they had attempted to locate friends and none  were home. Police acted as witnesses.


1938 Richard Marlin Giles appointed as Chief of Police, Texarkana Ark.to 1947

1/7/1938 Texarkana Papers:  Three persons injured in an automobile crash a mile south of Texarkana on the Atlanta Highway Wednesday night were recuperating Thursday, two of them at a hospital, the third at his residence.  Mr. and Mrs. Paul Duncan, who received severe lacerations on the face and head and body bruises remained at Michael Meagher hospital for additional treatment.  Their two children, Melton, 4, and Richard, 2, were slightly scratched.  The Duncan's were injured when the car in which they were proceeding to their home on route two, Texarkana, Texas figured in a crash with a milk truck driven by Jewell Jones, 24.  Jones was confined to his bed at home Thursday.  He received a incarnation on his face, an injury to one eye and a slightly crushed hand.  Bowie county officers said the Duncan machine was using a lantern for headlights at the time of the crash.  The milk truck overturned spilling the cargo______.  TJU

1/9/1938 Texarkana papers:  Jack Sylvester Rutledge and Watson Johnnie Nichols have enlisted in the United States Army through the Texarkana recruiting station and will be assigned to Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.  TJU

1939 - J. D. Cook  becomes Municipal Judge of Texarkana Arkansas to1951
1939 W. E. Davis assumes duty as Sheriff of Miller Co. Ar. until 1956.

7/22/1939 Submitted by TJU

Girl is returned to John Sealy Hospital.  Dona Lee Hancock, 14 daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Hancock of the Eylau community.  Dona’ grandfather Foster Hancock, accompanied her there.  Ollie Colemar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Colemar, route 1, returned from the crippled children’s hospital at Little Rock.  Henry Calvin Ivy, 8 son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Ivy, route 1, and Claudle Whitehurst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Whitehurst, route 3 were called to the clinic in Little Rock. Jo Ann Stuart, 8 daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Critten Stuart, whor reside near Ashdown Ark. Returned to the hospital.


© 2002 TUSAGS