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 Caroline <I>Owens</I> Arnold

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Caroline Owens Arnold

  • Birth 8 Jun 1831 Georgia, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 1935 Saint Joe, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Saint Joe, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 17709581

She was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Owens. She married William Arnold as his second wife on 2 February 1879 in Searcy Co., AR.

Obit
The Marshall Republican, Friday, September 2, 1932, p 3, c. 3-4 (thanks to Jennifer for the obit)
--Caroline Owens was born in Georgia and came to Arkansas with her parents when she was 13. They settled on Slay branch ten miles south of here. Their nearest neighbor living near Yellville. thirty miles distant. When the Civil War broke she and a widowed sister accompanied the latter's children behind a yoke of two-year old oxen to Springfield. Caroline drove the oxen and after the return journey following the war, she drove the ox team and worked them in the fields, enduring the hardships of the post bellum days.
She married William Arnold in 1855 but never raised children of her own. However, she raised 21 children, including her step-children, her widowed sisters children and children of other relatives...For 3/4 of a century she was an expert horse back rider and has the reputation of being able to tame and ride any mule or horse that ever ran over these hills...She was one of the pioneer teachers of the country, teaching a subscription school in the territory between Richland and Slay branch many years ago...she is a woman of high intelligence, lovable character and a retentive memory, and it is worth a trip of many miles to visit her and hear her recount the incidents of pioneer days and stirring events during the past century of Searcy County's history.


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  • Created by: Mary Ann Sexton
  • Added: 27 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17709581
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline Owens Arnold (8 Jun 1831–19 Oct 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17709581, citing Love Cemetery, Saint Joe, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Mary Ann Sexton (contributor 46839159) .