William Mason and Margie (Branscum) Treat Family

Machine generated alternative text: Sherman Treat Ruth Janie Harriett Lawrence William M Treat Margie E M S Branscum

William Mason and Margie (Branscum) Treat were my great grandparents, the parents of my grandfather Sherman Treat.

I never met my Great-Grandfather William as he died before I was born. But I met my Great Grandmother Margie a few times before her death in 1976. She was a small woman but with what I would call a forceful personality. She was very direct and knew what she wanted and was going to get it.

She had this really long hair that she usually kept in a bun on the top of her head. I don’t think that she had ever cut her hair.

Grandma Gwen (Stout) Thompson and her father Claude Stout

Grandma Thompson and Great—Grandpa Stout holding their catch

This photo was taken in the early 1970s on Brogden Street in Springdale, Arkansas. Grandpa Stout and Grandma Stout lived on Brogden Street and Grandma and Grandpa Thompson lived on Old Wire Road.

When we were kids visiting Grandma and Grandpa Thompson we would walk through the back yards and go from Grandma and Grandpa Thompson’s house up to Grandpa Stout’s to visit him and then we would usually go next door and visit Aunt Mabel.

Vernon Thompson Obituary

Vernon Thompson Dies October 16; Rites at Kingston

Vernon Thompson, 65, died Saturday morning. October 16 at 1:30 a.m. at his home in Springdale after a long illness.

He was born February 19, 1889 at Perrie Lee, Texas but had been a resident of Arkansas for 62 years. Mr. Thompson was converted some time ago and had lived a devoted Christian life since.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Venna Thompson, six sons and six daughters, Archie Thompson, Greenfield, Calif., Crawford Thompson, Springdale, Vernon Thompson Jr., Tulsa, Okla., Claude Thompson, Huntsville, John Carl and Charlie of the home; Mrs. Lenora Butler, Springdale, Mrs. Ruth Griggs, Kingston, Mrs. Estelle Cook, Springdale, Mrs. Goldie Nobles and Mrs. Rosie Dolph of Tulsa, Okla. and Mrs. Dixie Calico, Huntsville; three brothers, Fields Thompson, Shreveport, La. and George Thompson, Greenville, Texas; one sister, Lizzie Stroud of Huntsville, and 22 grandchildren.

Graveside services conducted by Rev. Noel Easterling were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Kingston. Burial was in the Kingston cemetery under the direction of the Brashears Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were D.L. Thompson, Melton Thompson, Olen Thompson, Melvin Stroud, Bea Stroud and Earnest Combs.

With the Military

With the Military

Eleven Northwest Arkansas Reservists left Fayetteville for Fort Polk, La., Thursday for six months active duty. They were the first contingent of Army Reservists ever sent from this area by the 444th Ordinance Co. (Ammo) of Fayetteville.

Included in the group were two Reservists from Springdale, Pvts. Raymond J. Peterson and Jerry D. Stout.

Others scheduled to being recruit training are Pvts. Richard G. Lewis, William L. Lewis, Robert M. Stinchcomb Jr. and Paul H. Ellis, all of Prairie Grove; Pvts. William J. Connell and Alvin R. Lucher, both of Fayetteville; Pvt. Jerry C. Stephens, Siloam Springs; Pvt. James M. Williams, Mountain Home.

The group will remain together for basic training. Upon completion they will be assigned to schools of their choice for further training.

Ann Cleo Blackston Stout Funeral Card August 1969

Ann Cleo Blackston Stout Funeral Card August 1969

Funeral Card

In Memory of

Ann Cleo Stout

Place of Birth

Compton, Arkansas

June 23, 1934

Place of Death

Springdale, Arkansas

August 25, 1969


Sisco Funeral Chapel

August 27, 1969 – 2P.M.


Rev. Cecil Garrison

Place of Interment

Friendship Cemetery

Springdale, Arkansas

Casket Bearers

James Burks

Melvin Burks

Randy Stout

Jerry Stout

James Thompson

Jimmy Thompson

Oscar Stout Obituaries

Oscar Stout

Graveside services for Oscar Stout of Twin Falls, Idaho, were conducted at Buhl cemetery in Buhl, Idaho, Friday November 7, 1975 at 2:00 p.m. by Sheldon Slagel. Mr. Stout died November 5 in Magic Valley Memorial Hospital in Twin Falls.

He was born June 7, 1901, in Carter, Arkansas, the son of J. B. and Lydia Gabbard Stout. He married Bessie Stamps December 24, 1922 near Kingston, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Audrey Maxine, in 1932.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters: Mrs. Carl Kennan of Elkins, Ark., Mrs. R. G. Howard of Huntsville, Ark., Mrs. Larry Voss of Buhl, Idaho, Mrs. Robert Barga of Teheran, Iran; two sons, Charles of Elgin ARF, Fla. and Oscar, Jr. Tyndall AFB, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Jess Doss and Mrs. Mabel Parsons, both of Springdale, Ark.; three brothers, Clifford and Claude of Springdale, Ark. and Ray of California; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Stout were longtime residents of this area before they moved to Idaho in 1946.

Oscar Stout

Oscar Stout, 74, Twin Falls, Idaho, former resident of Madison County, died Nov. 5 in a Twin Falls hospital. Born June 7, 1901, at Carter, he was the son of J.B. and Lydia Gabbard Stout.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie Stamps Stout of the home; two sons, Charles Stout, Eglin AFB, Fla., and Oscar Stout Jr., Tyndall AFB, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Carl Kennan, Elkins, Mrs. R. G. Howard, Huntsville, Mrs. Larry Voss, Buhl, Idaho, and Mrs. Robert Barga, Teheran, Iran; three brothers, Clifford Stout and Claude Stout, Springdale, and Ray Stout, California; two sisters, Mrs. Jess Doss and Mrs. Mabel Parsons, Springdale; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Nov. 7 in a Buhl, Idaho, cemetery.

The Surprise Birthday Dinner

This is a newspaper article submitted by my Great Aunt Mabel (Stout) Parsons after a surprise birthday dinner for her and my Great Grandfather Claude Stout. The bottom handwritten section was written by Aunt Mabel. The funny thing was that we hadn’t even seen the newspaper article and didn’t care that she had left us out of the article.

Surprise Birthday Dinner

On Sunday, Jan. 29, the relatives of Mabel Parsons and Claude Stout gave them a surprise birthday dinner at Claude’s home, 1024 Brogdon. Mabel lives at 1022 Brogdon.

Claude was born Jan. 31, 1904 and Mabel was born Jan. 29, 1912. Claude retired from George’s Feed and Supply Dec. 1982. Mabel retired from Springdale schools May 1976.

Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Thompson and three of their sons. They are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dean Stout, Shane Sheila and Pamela, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Thompson, Loretta, Curtis and Billy Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Roy Thompson and Jason and Michelle, Mrs. Nina Thompson and daughter Michelle.

Also Mr. and Mrs. Venard Stout, his daughter, Patricia and two stepsons, Carlos Joe Sturdy and Rick Garner, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kennan and Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Howard. The two women are daughters of Oscar Stout, now deceased.

One of Claude’s and Mabel’s brothers, Clifford Stout and wife, Elma, could not attend due to ill health. He has been ill for sometime.

Mrs. Viola Reynolds, 91, was the oldest person there and the youngest was the infant daughter of Ray Reynold’s son and his wife.

Also attending were the two daughters of Millie Stout Doss, now deceased, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Murray and JoAnn, June Doss and Thomas Owen.

The oldest son in the J. B. Stout family, Clyde, passed away in 1971. The youngest son, Ray, is hospitalized in Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Bud Stout and their son, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Stout and their children, Lora, Randall and Jason also attended.

Submitted by

Mabel Parsons

Love Mabel

Due to an oversight on my part, I omitted a paragraph before I sent this to the Co. Record. It is as follows: One son of Crawford and Gwendolyn Thompson, James (Buster) Thompson, his wife Carolyn and their children Kelly, Tammy, and Michael all attended the birthday dinner I am very sorry about my mistake.



Vern Thompson Family in the early 1950s

Back Row: Crawford CH Thompson, Vern Thompson, Venna Stansell Thompson, Gwendolyn Stout Thompson

The little boy in front in the white shorts with his hand near his face is James Daniel Thompson

The rest are unknown to me at this time except that I am pretty sure that they are relatives of Vern Thompson

Since Dad was born in 1948 and he appears to be 3-4 years old, the photo must have been taken about 1951-1952

Thomas Franklin Reynolds Obituary


Father of 17 Passed Away Monday, Jan. 31

Thomas Franklin David Reynolds, age 64, passed away Monday, Jan. 31, at his home in the Reynolds community east of Wharton. He had been ill several months and his death was due to a stroke suffered a few days ago.

Mr. Reynolds had lived all his life in the community which derived its name from his family, having been born there on Jan. 30, 1885. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 27 years. He was the father of 17 children, 16 of whom survive. One boy, Loy, passed away in 1935.

The deceased was first married to Mead Keck in 1900. To them were born three children. His first wife passed away in 1908 and in 1910 he was married to Viola Emaline Burgess, who survives. To them were born 14 children.

Besides his widow, survivors include eight sons, Melvin, of Kingston, and Dewey, Tommie, Franklin, Lee Troy, Roy, Wesley and Junior, all of the home; eight daughters, Mrs. Bert Harper of Clarksville, Mrs. Claud Stout of Kingston, Mrs. John L. Carter, Mrs. Melvin Davis, Mrs. H. H. Maggard and Mrs. Charlie Carpenter, all of Huntsville; Mrs. Arnold Coble of Aurora; and Viola of the home, 52 grand children and 4 great grand children; a sister, Mrs. Lennie Harris of Oklahoma.

Graveside services were held at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 2, by Rev. Cecil Garrison of Huntsville. Burial was in Kingston cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home here.