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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2011-04-01 20:55

Sepia Saturday: Williams' home, Russellville, Pope Co., AR

I think my great grandparents, Jo Desha Williams and Maxie Leah Meek, were very proud and very happy with their home in Russellville, AR. They took quite a few photos of it.

The home was on East Main Street, although I do not have a house number.

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Thanksgiving Day, 1899


Later, they added to it.
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And again.

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Unfortunately, through a combination of being underinsured after the 1906 Russellville fire, and extending credit to too many folks, after nearly 30 years in business, the Williams Grocer Co. folded.

By 1920, the Williams family sold their beloved home, and moved to Little Rock.


This is a Sepia Saturday post.

Beautiful

[identity profile] postcardparadise.blogspot.com (from livejournal.com) 2011-04-02 18:39 (UTC)(link)
How wonderful that you have the photos to show the progression. It was a lovely house to start out with, but they made some inspired additions. It is a gem and I'm so sorry they had to sell it.