Volume 1, Number 12
Harry Harrison Basore, Sr., was born February 26, 1878, near Cottage Hill, Illinois. His parents were Abra ham Deffenbaugh Basore and Mary Arm Studyvin Basore.
Before his death June 30, 1964, at Berryville, Arkansas, Mr. Basore was the last member of his generation of a family of millwrights, millers and saw-mill operators that contributed much to the industrial progress of Northwest Arkansas from 1890 to 1950. One or more members of the family built, owned or operated flour mills at Bear Creek Springs, Harrison, Kingston, Berryville, Urbanette, Green Forest, and Wesley, Arkansas. In addition they owned and operated a lumber mill at Kingston, and were instrumental in organizing the Kingston Spoke Manufacturing Company and the Bank of Kingston.
Just sixty-five years before the last disastrous flood at Harrison, a flood on Crooked Creek washed away the family's first mill with the father and three of the sons in it. They survived by staying in treetops for hours until rescued by neighbors in a boat.
About 1900, the family moved to Kingston, and here Mr. Basore married Minnie Etta Boatright July 1, 1900. Seven children were born to them, all of whom are still living except the eldest, Erton, who died in infancy. Mrs. Basore died in 1934.
In 1909, the "call of the West" lured Mr. Basore to Pecos, Texas, where he and his wife operated the Southside Hotel. This was followed by a year in the lumber industry in Washington. He returned with his family to Kingston to take over ownership and operation of the Basore Brothers Milling Company from his brothers, George and Denver, and his sister, Mrs. Maude Boydston. About 1916, he and his brothers acquired and began operating the flour mill at Urbanette. The growing of wheat and other feed grains, and the milling industry in Northwest Arkansas declined rapidly following World War I, and the family disposed of its milling interests and began operation of the Basore Bros. Hardware Company at Berryville. He remained associated with his brothers in this business until his retirement in 1951.
He married Mrs. Mary Belle Boatright of Pecos, Texas; in 1951. She died in 1957.
Mr. Basore is survived by two sons and four daughters: Nolan D. Basore, Okmulgee, Oklahoma; Harry H. Basore, Jr., Leawood, Kansas; Mrs. Harriette Reuter and Mrs. Venice Laken, Pasadena, California; Miss Berniece Basore, Long Beach, California; Mrs. Josephine Harrison, Stephenville, Texas; thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Marian L. Cox
A long-time resident of Branson and Rockaway Beach, Missouri, Miss Marian L. Cox, 55, died August 12, 1964, at the Fayetteville Veterans Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Cox, Rockaway Beach, and a brother, William Cox of Renton, Washington.
Death came to Charles Henry Holman August 11, 1964. He was born in St. Louis August 23, 1880, the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Holman. A civil engineer, Mr. Holman came from St. Louis to Taney County in 1911 in connection with the building of Powersite Dam. He and Miss Mildred Patton were married August 23, 1912, in Tennessee. He is survived by his wife and a son, Minard Holman, and two grandchildren, all of Branson, Missouri.
Albert H. Stacey
Albert Henry Stacey was born November 18, 1898, at Longrun, Missouri, and was the son of Dr. and Mrs. George Stacey. He grew up at Protem and, in 1921, married Miss Ruth Collins. For several years he owned a general store at Cedar Creek, later moving to Branson in 1933 where he was employed at Binkley Motor Company until his death June 20, 1964. He was a member of a number of fraternal organizations including Branson Lodge 587, A.F. & A.M. and the Order of the Eastern Star.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; four daughters, Mrs. Albert Cummings, Branson, Mrs. Woodrow Sisk, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Dallas Albers, Lebanon, and Mrs. David Jones, Kansas City; his mother, Mrs. Emma Stacey, Branson; four sisters, Mrs. Lula Murphy and Mrs. Dilla Wolfe, Springfield, Mrs. Bertie Brumfield, Aberdeen, Idaho, and Mrs. Ella Rogers, Yakima, Washington; a brother, Arthur H. Stacey, U.S. Air Force; a half-brother, Newton Stacey, Harrison, Arkansas; and nine grand children.
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