|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1899|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1930|
Published in the Banner-News Aug. 28, 1930
Mrs. Louise Wallace Birchfield, aged 31, of this city died Friday afternoon in an El Dorado hospital following a second operation while in the hospital ten day previous for treatment. The body was brought late Friday night to the home of her aunt, Mrs. Kate Turner, with whom she made her home. Funeral services were held in the home Saturday afternoon at 4:30, the Rev. O. E. Holmes officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. A. Wade and the Rev. J. B. Luck, in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends.
Surviving are her father, R. Minor Wallace, of Little Rock; one brother, Kelso Wallace, of South America; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Couch, of Magnolia and Mrs. R. E. Kelley, of Homer; two aunts, Mrs. Kate Turner and Mrs. H. P. Carrington, of Magnolia; and one uncle, Major Jack Kelso, of Los Angeles, California.
Mrs. Birchfield was a graduate of the University of Arkansas, receiving an A. B. degree and a teacher's degree. She took several summer courses of university advanced study, including one in the University of California. Her teaching was done in Little Rock High School, in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas. She spent eight years in the West, where her health failed, necessitating her giving up her chosen profession. After a two years' rest, Mrs. Birchfield was preparing to enter upon university study for other degrees and to begin teaching again, when the fatal illness came.
Mrs. Birchfield's mother was formerly Miss Jennie Kelso, daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. Jack Kelso, and was a highly educated and cultured woman. At the mother's knee, Louise, as she was best known by her home friends, received her early training. Following this she entered Magnolia public schools, where she was always known as one of the best students. She was an intensive reader and her life was one of intellectual, moral and phylosophic vision, and she met with highest appraisal in all the duties she undertook. Much of her early life was spent in Washington, D. C., while her father served as Congressman from this district.
Robert Minor Wallace (1856 - 1942)
Virginia Susan Kelso Wallace (1867 - 1910)
David Minor Wallace (1886 - 1886)**
Louise Anna Wallace Birchfield (1899 - 1930)
John Kelso Wallace (1902 - 1959)*
Warm summer sun,
shine brightly here,
Warm Southern wind,
blow softly here,
Green sod above,
lie light, lie light,
Good night, dear heart;
good night, good night.
Magnolia City Cemetery
Plot: Section B Row 1
Created by: Michelle Garner
Record added: Dec 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81778883