|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1875|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1930|
Belle ("H B")grew up in Kirksville,Missouri in a family of twelve. She helped her father with the books in his job as bookkeeper/ manager for a bookstore on the Adair County Courthouse square. Belle wanted to attend the new medical college that had just been built in Kirksville across the square, but her father insisted that he needed her help in his office, so she gave up her plans for furthering her education. Married at age 25, she and Henry embarked upon a tumultuous life which took them "all over hell and half of Utah", according to son Gabe.
They lived in Kirksville MO, Salt Lake City UT, Brashear MO, Houston TX, Anahuac TX, Enid OK, Duncan OK, Oklahoma City OK, Henryetta OK, and Hot Springs AR, plus several oil boom towns in Oklahoma. Her husband Henry's tendency to alienate others resulted in their having to move often. Son Gabe said that Henry's political views caused his barber shop to be burned.
Belle was a homemaker and a conscientious churchgoer; she took pride in her perfect attendance award from her Sunday School class. Every Christmas son Gabe remembered the marvelous divinity candy she made for the family on her two-burner Butterfly kerosene stove. She was a perfectionist who took life seriously.
Her father died in 1927, and her mother died in 1928. The last of her children, Hazel and Gabe(the "apple of her eye"), left home in 1928; the next year the Great Depression made life even more difficult. Belle, Henry, and Harry moved to Hot Springs AR to get treatment for her at the military hospital, but nothing helped. Overwhelmed by a hard life, she died alone at the Arkansas State Hospital in Little Rock in 1930.
There is a memorial marker for Hattie Belle in the garden columbarium at Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock, and a memorial monument to those interred in the State Hospital graveyard at the Natural Resources Complex, northeast quadrant of I-430 and West Markham, Little Rock. There are no markers for or records of the several thousand people buried there. Years later, some of the remains were disinterred and transferred to the Behavioral Health Services Center in Benton. The records are incomplete, and it is not clear who is buried where.
She has memorials at the Arkansas State Hospital Cemetery site and Benton #1 Cemetery .
John Marvin Davis 1835-1927
Susan Beach Davis 1841 - 1928
"Henry" Isaac Hartman Allred 1876-1949
Harry Tracy Allred 1902-1980
Hazel Gladys Allred Dorsey 1904-1990
Opie D "Gabe" Allred 1910-1980
John Marvin Davis (1835 - 1927)
Susan Beach Davis (1841 - 1928)
Henry Isaac Hartman Allred (1876 - 1949)
HATTIE BELLE DAVIS ALLRED
AUG 9 1875 - JUNE 14 1930
Note: Marker only; location of remains unknown.
Mount Holly Cemetery
Plot: Garden Columbarium Memorial Marker, C55.
Created by: TAS
Record added: Aug 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28867562