John R. Arnold

John R. Arnold

Rusk County, Texas, USA
Death 6 Apr 1932 (aged 73)
Burial Henderson, Rusk County, Texas, USA
Plot D13
Memorial ID 32277051 · View Source
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According to Texas and Texans, Volume 3, by Francis White Johnson, "John R Arnold was born September 18, 1854, and was on the farm as an aid to his father and brothers in its maintenance until reaching the age of nineteen years, at which time he engaged in teaching county school. He acquired his education from the district school and advanced himself and made himself a master of the common branches as he continued to teach. His work in this conjunction covered a period of eight years and for a part of it he was president of a college at Overton. His effective work as a educator earned him a degree from Bowden College, in Georgia, and his last work in the field of education was done in the public schools of Caledonia, Texas.

Mr. Arnold prepared himself for admission to the bar while a teacher, and was licensed by Judge Hazlewood in 1884. For two years after his admission he was a partner with Judge Wood in Henderson and their firm held a position among the able counsellors and advocates of the Rusk county bar. For some years Mr. Arnold plead the cases of men charged with crime and brought relief to many whose acts had headed them toward Huntsville, but for a dozen years his practice has been confined to land litigation and other civil business. In politics Mr. Arnold has been with the regular organization of the Democratic party and has been in every state convention from 1883, save one, to the present. He has been a candidate for but one office, that of state senator in 1898, and while he defeated his competitor in the primaries by something like two thousand votes, he was defeated by the manipulators of the convention which followed and lost the nomination.

On December 28, 1882, Mr. Arnold was united in marriage in Rusk county, Texas with Miss Eliza Virginia Barham, a daughter of Col. John Barham, who established Coffee Landing on the Tennessee River, came to Texas in 1854, and passed his remaining years as a prosperous farmer of Rusk county. He married a Miss Cotton first, and his second wife bore the maiden name of Frances Hamlett and was the mother of Mrs. Arnold. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold have had the following children: Miss Ruth, who is making her home with her parents; and Norma, who became the wife of TT Arnold, son of William D Arnold, of Henderson. Mr. John R Arnold joined the Masons in 1875 and now affiliates with the Blue Lodge Chapter and Council. With his family he attends the Baptist church."

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