Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Old Times In Crittenden - 1886

In 1906, Mr. James Preston Loyd, shared some interesting items to the Crittenden Press that he has saved from an old issue of the paper printed April 22, 1886. It gives us the history of some of the people and the businesses that were here at that time.
  • Crayne & Henry were dealers in tombstones, etc.
  • D.E. Clark, transferring and handling drummers.
  • Dr. T.H. Cossitt and J. H. Hillyard were selling drugs.
  • Pierce & Son owned and operated a hardware store.
  • Woods & Walker and G. C. Gray operated dry good stores.
  • K. B. and R. F. Dorr and Jesse Olive were selling furniture.
  • P. R. Finley was selling groceries.
  • W. M. Morgan was shaving his friends.
  • R. L. Tinlsey a busy brick layer.
  • Misses Orr and Stewart were trimming the ladies hats.

Here are some of the boys who were burning the county with political fire. The following were candidates:

  • Circuit Judge, Milton K. Givens and Ben P. Cissell
  • County Judge, Lemuel H. James, John A. Moore and John B. Kevil
  • County Attorney, John G. Rochester and W. C. Monroe Travis
  • County Clerk, Will Hill and Dave Woods
  • Circuit Clerk, Harry A. Haynes and Henry A. Hodge
  • Sheriff, Albert J. Pickens and William F. Summerville
  • Assessor, Thomas J. Yandell
  • School Superintendent, E. E. Thurman and George W. Perry
  • Jailer, Sid Lucas, M. L. Hayes and A. Wilborn
  • Surveyor, George H. Crider and W. K. Minner

James Preston Loyd, was born Aug. 23, 1873 and died December 8, 1953. He is buried in the Crayne Cemtery. He was a retired farmer and an elder in the Crayne Cumberland Presbyterian Church of which he was one of the charter members.

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