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Benjamin Harvey Poe Shot and killed

Benjamin Harvey Poe Shot and killed

Posted: 1180858228000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Poe/Flowers
Records from Pence Funeral Home Records, Ledger/ Vol. III 1926-1945. "Poe, B.H., white, residence, East Mayflower. Cause of death, gun shot wound, age 45 years, 5 months, 21 days. Died December 21, 1937, buried Heffington Cemetery, Faulkner County.

From the Log Cabin Democrat, Monday, 20 December 1937. Received and recorded, 11 March 2002.

Harvey Poe Shot, Badly Wounded

Harvey Poe aged about 48 was shot and wounded by Jesse Patrick, 58 in a shooting affray in the Mt. Pisgah community, 16 miles southwest of Conway near the Pulaski-Faulkner County line about 9 o'clock last night. Poe is in the Faulkner County Hospital. He was shot 1 time in the right side. His condition this afternoon was said to be acute.

Patrick made bond with $500.00 for his appearance in municipal court here next Monday. He is charged with assault with intent to kill. Patrick and his son-in-law operate a store at Mt. Pisgah in Pierce Creek TWP. said that Poe and another man John Doss had loitered around their store and home about 2 hours in a drunken condition and that Poe was shot after he and Doss broke down the front door of the store. Patrick and Cartwright live in the back of the store. Patrick said a third man, Carroll Gore had sought to persuade the 2 men to go home before the shooting.

Patrick said he fired twice in the dark after the door had been broke down. He said he did not know which man he had shot until a light was turned on. Doss fled after the shooting.

Sheriff Summers issued warrants for the arrest of Poe and Doss on charges of drunkness and disturbing the peace. The arrest of Doss was expected to be made today.

D.C. Moody, a Justice of the Peace of Pierce Creek TWP, brought both Patrick and the injured man to Conway in the same car. He said the roads in his community where in such bad condition that he was forced to drive by Blue Hill Garage in Pulaski County to reach here.

Poe was placed on the operating table at the Hospital soon after reaching here and physicians removed the buckshot from his side. He is a farmer , but formerly worked for Frauenthal & Schwarz Inc., He is married and the father of several children.


Funeral services for B. Harvey Poe, aged 45, victim of a shooting affray in the Mt. Pisgah Community last Sunday night, were held this afternoon at Mt. Vernon in charge of the services, Dr. E.P.J. Garrott, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Conway. Poe's Death occurred early yesterday at the Faulkner County Hospital . Internment was made in Mt. Vernon Cemetery., in charge J.A. Pence and Son. (Note, Burial is in Heffington Cemetery near Mt. Vernon)

Poe's brothers, Amner Poe of Cabot, J.F. Poe of Epps, Louisiana, and E.E. Poe of Little Rock, and his sister, Mrs. Mildred Aquistpace of Paris arrived last night to attend the funeral.

FROM THE LOG CABIN DEMOCRAT, Thursday, 23 Dec. 1937

B.H. Poe Funeral Delayed
The funeral of B. Harvey Poe, 45 year old victim of a shooting affray in the Mt. Pisgah Community was delayed when the funeral director found no excavation had been made for the grave. Funeral Services and Internment were held today.

Mt. Pisgah Man Fined In Local Court.

John Doss of the Mt. Pisgah Community entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of drunkenness today when arraigned in the court of Municipal Judge Rolland Bradley and the court ordered him to serve 30 Days in jail. Doss was also convicted of disturbing the peace and fined $50.00 costs. Witnesses said Doss was the companion of B. Harvey Poe when Poe was shot to death by Jesse Patrick at Floyd Cartwright's store the night of Dec. 19. After accessing the fine and jail sentence, Judge Bradley said the latter would be suspended pending payment of the fine and good behavior.

Re: Benjamin Harvey Poe Shot and killed

Posted: 1180954177000
Classification: Query
What staate did all this happen in?

Benj. Harvey POE (ca. 1892 - 1937, Arkansas)

Posted: 1181319547000
Classification: Query
The state is Arkansas. I found the obit. and other data for the first wife online. Sallie Ann "Annie" FLOWERS (31 Mar. 1897 [Bible], Mt. Nebo, Faulkner Co., AR - 22 Mar. 1924, Little Rock {Hospital}; bu. Mt. Vernon; dau/o Sarah Ellen DAVIDSON & Joseph Ward FLOWERS) m. ca. 1917, Benjamin Harvey POE, who remarried in 1933. Services were held at the home on East Oak St., Conway, AR. She was survived by her husband and ch. Mildred, 9; Wm./Howard, 6; & Sylvia, 3. She was also survived by her mother; four brothers: W. T. FLOWERS, Conway; R. E. & J. W., Mt. Vernon, & J. T. of Holland; & brothers-in-law John & Farley POE (who arrived during her illness).

RootsWeb Family Trees: Joseph Ward FLOWERS (14 Oct. 1846, TN - 30 Jan. 1919, Mt. Vernon/Conway, Faulkner, AR) m. ca. 1884, Sarah E. DAVIDSON, b. 3 Jan. 1855. They had

William Tavner FLOWERS, b. 29 Sep. 1885
Robert E. "Cy"
Joseph W.
James Thomas, b. 17 Apr. 1892

There is a large POE file, AL to AR families, placed on GenForum > AL by Kay BLEVINS (#6800). Does anyone know the ancestry of Benj. Harvey POE?

Re: Benj. Harvey POE (ca. 1892 - 1937, Arkansas)

Posted: 1181364902000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Poe/Flowers
Yes I know some of the ancerstry of Benjamin Harvey Poe. Father, mother brothers and sister. His wife is my wife's great aunt.

Charles C. Royall

Benj. Harvey POE (ca. 1892 - 1937, Arkansas)

Posted: 1181412186000
Classification: Query
Could you post the information on the parents? The online file I mentioned includes my probable ancestor Sophronia POE, dau/o Geo. Jacob POE of Fredk. Co., MD.

Re: Benj. Harvey POE (ca. 1892 - 1937, Arkansas)

Posted: 1181461407000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Poe/Flowers
The parents of Benjamin Harvey Poe are.

General Jackson Poe, b. Jul. 1861 Maaaac Co. IL. The name of "General" is a name NOT a rank.
Sarah E Davis, b. Feb. 1867, AR. Married 10 Dec 1886, Faulkner Co. AR.

B.H. Poe was 1 of 7 children. All were born in Faulkner Co. AR.

1. Mildred, b. ca 1886
2. Julia A. b. Aug. 1887
3. Ammer C. b. ca 1888
4. Benjamin Harvey, b. 30 jun 1892
5. Jacob Farley, b. Jul 1894
6. Ethen Eldon, b. 10 Auug. 1900
7. Daniel R. b. 12 Oct 1902

Charlie Royall

Benj. Harvey POE (ca. 1892 - 1937, Arkansas)

Posted: 1181503216000
Classification: Query
Thanks! Now, here's what I found online. RootsWeb Family Trees:

John POE, b. ca. 1742, VA, m. ca. 1767, Sarah, b. ca. 1748.
John & Sarah? OR, per another record,
Simon POE & Sophia? had
William POE (1768/9, Caroline Co., VA - 3 Je. 1854, Monroe Co., IN), who m. ca. 1795, Franklin Co., KY, _, and had in KY:

Andrew Roger POE (4 Apr. 1800 - 15 Aug. 1875, IL)
Elizabeth, 6 Feb. 1805
Issabella, ca. 1806
Fielding Wood POE (1809 - 1885, IL) m. 12 Dec. 1830, Monroe Co., IN.

William POE m2. 7 Je. 1812, Franklin Co., KY, Charity ROGERS, b. ca. 1790, Bryant's Station, Fayette Co., VA, & had
Angus McCoy POE, b. 3 Oct. 1812
Wm. Harvey, b. 1 Oct. 1816
Jeremiah C., b. ca. 1818, Monroe Co., IN
Edward H., b. 1820, IN.

Andrew Roger POE m. Elizabeth LINN, b. ca. 1810 {?}, PA, m. 29 Apr. 1828, Harrison Co., IN [IN M to 1850, but LINN was spelled LENN. Also in Harrison Co., IN, Ira POE m. 31 Oct. 1848, Catharine BRITTON].
{File said Eliz., b. 1802, but then she wouldn't have had a child in 1853, aged 51.}

Andrew had in Indiana:

Eliza, 1830
John, 1832/6?
Henry Alexander (17 Jan. 1834, Mt. Vernon, Wabash, IN - 3 Oct. 1882, Metropolis, Massac, IL; bu. Bigley Cem.) m. 5 Jan. 1854, Harrison Co., IN, Sarah A. MOWRER, b. by 1836, Harrison Co., IN.
Jacob H., b. ca. 1837 (33 in 1870, Twp. 15-6, Massac, IL; 43 in 1880)
Jeremiah, b. 15 July 1841 [m. ORANGE? See IL M below]
Lucinda, b. 1844 [m. ADKINS?]
Charity, 1847 [m. 1871, ORANGE?]
Dennis, 1850 [m. 1871, WALKER?]
Mary, 1853.

Jacob H. POE m. 11 Aug. 1860, Massac Co., IL, Martha Ann DUVALL, b. by 1845, KY, & had in Massac Co., IL:

General, b. July 1861, 9 in 1870; 17 in 1880
Mary E., 1865, 5 in '70; 15 in 1880 [m. JACKSON?]
John A., 1867, 3 in '70, 12 in 1880
Ruby A., b. Jan. 1870 {not listed in 1880}
David, 10 in 1880
Hester, 8 in 1880
Electa, 6 in 1880
Ider, 2 in 1880, b. AR.

Of the children you listed for General, on the Social Security Death Index, I found only
Daniel R. (12 Oct. 1902 - April 1981, last of Little Rock, Pulaski, AR).

Ethan Eldon POE m. Dahlia DAVISON & had Howell L. POE, b. 17 Sep. 1924, North Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR, who m. 22 Feb. 1956, Fayetteville, AR, Cordelia Freemont SNELL, b. 16 Sep. 1926, LaMesa, Dawson, TX, who m2. Russel R. HOLEM, b. 11 Mar. 1911, Butler Co., KS.
Illinois Marriages (online), Massac Co., POE

Alsey M. Walker, 9 Dec. 1878, Geo. W. BOREN
Annie B., 22 July 1883, Francis O. WOOD
Charity E., 28 May 1871, Johnathan ORANGE
Clemma, 19 May 1898, Andrew J. ROBINSON
Dennis P., 15 Oct. 1871, Alsia M. WALKER; 16 Feb. 1890, Rachel HALL
Effie May, 10 May 1899, Wm. H. TINSLEY
Eli, 12 Aug. 1899, Sarah FARMER
Eliza J., 16 July 1885, James FOE
Emma B., 1 Jan. 1888, Wm. A. JOHNS
Feriza, 25 Apr. 1892, Thomas HANKINS
Geo. W., 15 Oct. 1885, Cynthy Beasley REX
Jacob H., 11 Aug. 1860, Martha Ann DUVALL
Jeramiah, 21 D 1865, Candy Ann ORANGE
John W., 13 Sep. 1857, Elizabeth DEJOURNETE
John W., 6 Jan. 1884, Sarah E. HANKINS
Johnathan, 29 Oct. 1872, Louisa A. McBRIDE
Liza Agnes, 23 Jan. 1896, Amos ENGLISH
Lucinda, 30 Nov. 1862, Joseph M. ADKINS
M. W., 9 Oct. 1897, Rena SMITH
Mary E., 25 Mar. 1885, Charles C. JACKSON
Milton W., 31 July 1880, Emma SCHEIDER
Philip, 5 Aug. 1885, Emma GROFF
Philip L., 1 Je. 1884, Mary KINNEMAN
R. N., 2 Apr. 1896, L. A. ARMSTRONG
W. F., 22 Oct. 1877, Martha BRANTON.

FamilySearch database of the 1880 Census, Illinois:

Metropolis, Massac Co., POE, Jacob F., 26, IL IL IL; wf. Margaret A., 24, IL IL TN;
ch. b. IL: Sarrah E., 7; Annie J., 5; & Amanda E., 2 mos. Brother Milton W., 20.
{Milton, 21, IL, was also listed with another family, probably the same man listed with his employer.}

Jackson, Massac County, POE: Henry A., 53, & wf. Sarah A., 41, they & parents b. IN
Ch. b. IL: Marry E., 25; B. Anna B., 14; Ti Evest, 9; & Glanedell, 4.

POE, John W., 44, & wf. Eliz., 45, they & parents b. IN;
Ch. b. IL: Geo. W., 22; Eliza Jane, 18; Anney B., 15; Thomas V., 12; Tynesia, 6.
Also of Jackson, Franklin POE, 19, IL IL IL, servant of Tilman ROABEY, 71.

Georges Ck., Massac, IL, POE: R., 27, TN TN TN; wf. Mary, 24, IL SC IL;
Ch. b. IL, son J. A., 2; & dau. M. M., 2 mos.
Also of Georges Ck., Margaret POE, 20, KY KY KY, cousin of J. H. JONES, 35, KY.

Cache, Johnson, IL, 1880, POE; Jeremih, 39, IN IN PA; wf. Candas, 31, TN TN TN.
Ch., b. IL: Chas., 14; Wm. O., 13; Alice E., 11; Ellie A., 9; Martha A., 4; & Laura B., 2.

Bird, Jackson, AR, 1880, POE; Jacob, 43, IN KY PA; wf. Martha, 35, KY VA VA
Ch. b. IL: General J., 17; Mary E., 15; John A., 12; David, 10; Hester, 8; Electa, 6;
Born AR: dau. Ider, 2.
Nephew Wm. WINNINGHAM, 13, IL TN KY. Other Lewis STEPHENS, 29, TN TN TN.

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