|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1882|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1953|
Rhea Elmer McArron was the son of Wm. and Almira McArron. He was born August 21, 1882, near Long Lane, Mo. He passed on at his home in Buffalo, Mo. November 10, 1953. He was 71 years old.
Some forty years ago Rhea was married to Flora Bledsoe with whom he lived an exceptionally happy life until her death last December. They had no children but they provided a home for his nephew, Charles McArron and her niece, Helen Bledsoe, now Mrs. Maxine Waterman, Kansas City, Mo.
During Rhea's younger married life he was a rural carrier for 16 years. Later he was Post Master for 12 years at Long Lane during which time he was a merchant there for 18 years. He was a member of the County Highway Commission and served for 15 years as County Treasurer. He occupied this office at death.
Rhea was a member of the Christian Church of Buffalo. His most earnest desire was to meet his companion in the coming age.
In passing he leaves the nephew and niece, above mentioned, two brothers, John and Fred and two sisters, Mrs. Milam Bledsoe and Mrs. Alma Powell. Many friends and other loved ones.
We leave him in the care of the loving Heavenly Father who does all things well.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 13, 1953 at the L. B. Jones and Son Funeral Home at 10:00 a. m. with Rev. V. R. Walker, assisted by Rev. Chas. S. Macy officiating. Mr. Wayne Lemons was soloist, Mrs. Sherry Sweaney was pianist. Interment was in Oak Lawn cemetery under direction of the L. B. Jones Funeral Home.
~ From The Dallas Co, Republican November 19, 1953
Rhea served as a Rural Route Letter Carrier at one time and rose the ranks of Postmaster. After the death of his wife Flora, Rhea was so distraught that he committed suicide a year later. But in 1931 he wrote an illustrated promotional pamphlet: "The Ozarks of Missouri, the Eden of the Future," ca. 1931 extolling the productivity of the Ozarks region and predicting a land boom in the area. It contains testimonials by residents of Long Lane in Dallas County, Missouri.
R. E. McArron produced this promotional pamphlet "for the purpose of informing folks who are unacquainted with the real conditions in the Missouri Ozarks." Although his title indicates a broad area, McArron wrote specifically about his native Long Lane, in Dallas County, Mo. McArron claimed that the area was the garden spot of the world, and that the soils were particularly well-suited for growing grain and fruit-culture. He demonstrated his claims with statements by local farmers, illustrated with photographs of farm products and activities.
William J McArron (1841 - 1910)
Almira Elizabeth Mohler McArron (1852 - 1936)
Flora Adeline Bledsoe McArron (1883 - 1952)*
Samuel L McArron (1869 - 1874)*
Charles William McArron (1872 - 1945)*
John Hobart Houston McArron (1874 - 1962)*
Frederick Herman McArron (1877 - 1954)*
Mae McArron Bledsoe (1879 - 1961)*
Rhea Elmer McArron (1882 - 1953)
Alma McArron Powell (1894 - 1973)*
Oak Lawn Cemetery
Maintained by: Pat McArron
Originally Created by: Cindy Underwood
Record added: May 12, 2010
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