I am always researching my family tree and when I discovered the following historical gem I had to re-tell the story because Sam Kennimer was my 2nd Great Grandmother Hattie Bell Allen's ex-husband who she divorced in November 1897.
The following is reprinted from the March 1 edition of "ArkaTech", the
student newspaper at Arkansas Tech at Russellville. By: Sandy Jones
1896 Marshell Baker, a black, moved to Center Ridge, Arkansas, from
Chicago. With money he had from a life insurance policy, he bought a
house and some land and opened a saloon. The townspeople at that time
didn't like a Negro owning land in their community, so two of the
citizens decided to do something to remedy the situation. Alex Brinkley
and Dr. Gilbert C. Chamness shot him one night, put his body in the
house, and set the house on fire. His charred body was found the next
day. One leg was missing where a dog had ripped it off to gnaw on.
So you may have seen this mailer in your mail from the "They Win You
Lose Committee" with it's chair listed at M.F. Dillard. on further
investigation and digging we find a lobbyist for DBH Management which
has an address at 207 Church Street in Morrilton, Arkansas to be Camille
A. Boggess who is listed as the the Treasure for the "TWYLC" and on the
follow the money website she is listed as a lobbyist for the Conway
County Legal Beverage Association.
Then when you google the CCLBA
you find a reference on the SOS website to it and on its list of
officers you find Otto Leinhard which is a person and the same name as
the Budweiser distributor.
Now, it gets interesting but not to exciting. Based on information from Blue Hog Report we find that on 9/19/13 CCLBA contributed $5,000 dollars with a total contribution for the year as $8,000 to DBH 2 PAC.
So, does Otto Leinhard the person or the company know that it's
lobbyist is sending mailers out from…
LAST SURVIVOR OF PRISONERS IN
ALTON CONFEDERATE PRISON DIES Source: Alton Telegraph, August
31, 1940 Samuel A. Harrison, last know
survivor of the Confederate prisoners in the old
penitentiary at Alton, died Friday night at his home near
Rolla, Mo. The Telegraph was informed of the death of the 98
year old war veteran in a
telegram from his grandson, S. Claude Null. Funeral
services for Mr. Harrison will be at Anutt, Mo. Samuel
Harrison was in Alton on June 7, 1938, and visited the site
of the old penitentiary where…