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Albert Wolfe Laser, Sr

Death Sep 1983 (aged 90)
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Memorial ID 149684359 · View Source
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Laser, Albert Wolfe, Sr..-b.Jan.31,1893 d.Sep.1983-WW I Veterans-1954 Biography: The ambitious man who came here twenty five years ago to open the Sterling Dept.Store during the depression year of 1929, now owns two of the largest and most modern 5 & 10-cent stores in Eastern Arkansas. Albert W. Laser owns the Laser's Ben Franklin Store on N. Rosser St. since 1933; and on the corner of Broadway & Washington, he owns Laser's 5 & 10, which was Scotts 5 & 10 until Dec. 7, 1953. Mr. Laser was born at Clarksville, Ark., the son of Mrs. Minnie (Nichols) Laser of Clarksville, and the late Samuel Laser. He was graduated from Clarksville High School and then studied at the College of the Ozarks. In April 1917, he became a private in the U. S. Army, 141st Machine Gun Battalion. When he was discharged in Nov. 1918, he had advanced to the rank of Second Lieutenant. He worked with his father who was in the mercantile business in the same location for forty years in Clarksville. After opening the Sterling Store, he purchased the Pettus-Buford mercantile firm on North Rosser St.. Then in 1933, he opened the 5 & 10 store. Mr. Laser is a member of the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church, a 32nd Degree at the Masonic Lodge, the Chamber of Commerce, a Shriner, Rotary Club, Boy Scouts Asst. Scoutmaster. He also has farming interests in the area. On Oct. 11, 1921, he married Miss Esther Stephens, daughter of R. S. and Emma (Cannon) Stephens, of Prescott, Ark., and to this union has been born five children; and they have two grandchildren. Children:Albert Wolfe, Jr.( b.Oct.2,1923 d.Mar.18,2003) buried in Epiphany Mem. Prayer Garden, Guntersville, Ala. FAG 58599349 Robert S. b.1927-Esther, David, andJames

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