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Dr William H. Alley
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1861
Death: Dec. 6, 1923

Obituary:Dr.W.H.Alley passed away Thursday night, Dec.6,1923, shortly before midnight. The end had been expected for several days, Dr. Alley realizing it himself earlier in the week that his condition was hopeless. Death was from diabetes, from which he had had been suffering for some time, but had been confined to his bed for only 16 days. Funeral services were conducted grave side by Rev.W.V.Womack and H.M.McLain; interment in the Forrest City cemetery.The pall bearers were:Rolfe Eldridge, Leo Grobmyer, John R.Grobmyer, S.J.Dean, John W.Snyder, J.T.Harris, active, and T.A.Buford, S.H.Mann Sr., E.A.Rolfe, W.A.Pearson, J.M.Nichols, L.C.Marshall, A.C.Bridewell, W.W.Campbell, Burt Mallory, James Wolfe, M.B.Norfleet Sr., J.E.Ferguson, Dr.J.F.McDougal, Dr. P.P.Boggan, Dr.J.A.Bogart, Dr.N.C.McCown, and Dr.J.O.Rush honorary. Seldom has the city witnessed as large and outpouring to pay last respects to one of its departed citizens, the funeral cortege extended from the residence to the cemetery. Dr.W.H.Alley was born in Byhalia, Miss., in 1861. He was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Nashville. He came to Forrest City in 1884, and has lived here since that date, practicing medicine from that thime to sixteen days of his death. For a long term of years he was a practicing physicain for the Rock Island and Missouri Pacific Railways. He is survived by his widow, Mrs.Emma Lou (Cobbs) Alley; his mother, Mrs.Ophelia E.Alley; his brother, James L.Alley; two sisters, Mrs.Pearle Vaccaro of Memphis and Mrs.Eva Cherry of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Mrs.Leon K.Brown of Houston, Texas. Forrest City Times-Herald Dec.11,1923.
W.H. Alley, M.D., in his connection with the professional affairs of this communtiy has attained a well-deserved prominence. Born in Mississippi in 1861, he passed his boyhood days in the common schools of that state, obtaining a practical education, and manifesting at an early age an unusally bright mind. At the age of fourteen he was head of classes in which majority were many years his senior. When seventeen years old he commenced the study of medicine under a tutor, and in 1879, entering the Vanderbilt University, was graduated from the Medical Dept. of that institution in March, 1881. He first located in his home in Mississippi, where he practiced with success for two years, but later became located at Lewsiburg, Miss., for one year, and then Bellevue, Miss., where he remained until 1888. Dr.Alley then came to Arkansas and settled in Forrest City, and though only a few years have elapsed since his entrance, he has built up a practice of which others of more advanced years and experience might feel proud. Dr.Alley's wife, the former Miss Emma L. Cobbs, daughter of Paul M. Cobbs, State and Land Commissioner of Arkansas. To their union one interesting little daughter has been born, Mary. The doctor owns an attractive home, which is furnished in excellent taste, and three valuable farms. He is a Democrat in his political views, a member of the Knights of Pythias and prominently identified with the County Medical Society. J.H. and Ophelia (McCombs) Alley, his parents were natives of Tennesseee. Goodspeed 1890
Physicians-The Forrest City Times' Art Souvenir-1905-Page 39:Eight:Dr.J.O.Rush/Dr.L.H.Merritt/Dr.W.H.Alley/Dr.D.O.Bridgeforth/Dr.J.H.StoneDr.T.C.Strong/Dr.F.C.Smith/Dr.J.T.Longest-Born Mississippi, husband of Emma L. Cobbs b.abt 1864 in Arkansas, child Mary Alley b.abt.1888 Arkansas, source:
1900 United States Federal Census about W H Alley
Name: W H Alley
[W K Alley]
Home in 1900: Forrest City, St Francis, Arkansas
Age: 38
Birth Date: Apr 1861
Birthplace: Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: N Carolina
Spouse's name: Emma L
Marriage Year: 1886
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 14
Residence : Forrest City Town, St. Francis, Arkansas

Name Age
W H Alley 38
Emma L Alley 35-Wife-b.Arkansas
Mary Alley 11-Daughter-b.Arkansas
Jennie Allen 59 Aunt of W.H.Alley-Widow-b.Tenn.
Cintha Berry 35-Servant
Moses Bierd 56-Servant

Mary (Alley) Brown-Wife of Leon D.Brown-Four children
Birth 21 Oct 1888 in Akansas, USA
Death 9 Feb 1971in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA 
Family links: 
  James H. Alley (1833 - 1917)
  Ophelia Eudora McCombs Alley (1840 - 1925)
  Emma Lou Cobbs Alley (1864 - 1953)
  Mary Alley Brown (1888 - 1971)*
  William H. Alley (1861 - 1923)
  Eva Maye Cherry (1865 - 1929)*
  Pearl Alley Vaccaro (1872 - 1955)*
  James Lucius Alley (1879 - 1952)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: Source:Kathleen Bell-St.Francis Co.Cemetery Records
Forrest City Cemetery (Original City Cemetery)
Forrest City
St. Francis County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Paul V. Isbell
Record added: Aug 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15132421
Dr William H. Alley
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Rest in peace.
- Arlene Schroeder
 Added: Sep. 9, 2009

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