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Louis Center
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1874
Winslow
Washington County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1963
Van Buren
Crawford County
Arkansas, USA

Louis Center was born in Winslow, Arkansas on July 18, 1874 to Amus Nickerson and Mary Elizabeth Bell Center.

He departed this life on March 3, 1963 in a Van Buren nursing home.
He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Oddfellows.
He was a lifelong resident of Winslow.

Louis was a farmer, a blacksmith and in younger days cut railroad ties. He loved animals and nursed and raised injured or abandoned wildlife such as squirrels and quail.
He had a natural gift of music and loved to play the fiddle, guitar, banjo, piano and french harp. He sang and played for barn dances and parties.


When a young man, he would go to Fort Smith from Winslow, a 3 day trip by horseback. He witnessed hangings in Fort Smith, the dirt streets and board sidewalks, along with the outlaw gangs such as Jesse James and his brothers.

He was first married to Susie Cartwright in 1895, who passed away in his arms at a dance in 1919. From this marriage there was one daughter, Sylvia. He married Jo Rogers, their marriage ended in divorce and she returned back East to her family home; finally. he married Lillie Doss and had 5 daughters and 2 sons.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and first wife, Susie Cartwright Center; brothers, James Guilford Center, Herman Center, Henry Center, Mason Center and Mark Center; and a sister, Malissa Center Caughman.

He was survived by his daughters, Violet Center Pense, Mary Center Drummond, Pansy Center Drummond, Daisy Center Bruns, and Syliva Center Gonyer; two sons, Kenneth Center and Tommy Center.
A brother, Alvis Center; and two sisters, Martha Ellen Center Dudley and Caldonia "Callie" Curry.

Burial was in Collier/Yoes Cemetery in Winslow.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Amus Nickerson Center (1843 - 1914)
  Mary Elizabeth Bell Center (1844 - 1927)
 
 Spouses:
  Susan E. Cartwright Center (1872 - 1919)
  Lillie Ellen Doss Cartwright (1904 - 2002)
 
 Children:
  Sylvia Thelma Center Gonyer (1895 - 1964)*
  Pansy Center Burns (1936 - 2009)*
  Tommy Centers (1941 - 1991)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Guilford Center (1865 - 1937)*
  Malisa Center Caughman (1866 - 1958)*
  Thomas John Center (1868 - 1944)*
  Herman Henry Center (1871 - 1939)*
  Louis Center (1874 - 1963)
  Martha Ellen Center Dudley (1876 - 1965)*
  Mark Center (1880 - 1964)*
  Caldonia Center Curry (1882 - 1968)*
  Alvis Center (1885 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Collier Cemetery
Winslow
Washington County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: L Bruns
Record added: Feb 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17884198
Louis Center
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Louis Center
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Louis Center
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