Pike County, Arkansas History and Biographical Sketches


Originally published by Goodspeed Publishing in 1889, this reprint contains memoirs and biographies of Pike County pioneers. Because the information was compiled by the referenced family, it should be very accurate and detailed. A short history of the county is included, followed by the biographies.

Lee Giles, editor and proprietor of Pike County Courier, Murfreesboro, Ark. Generally, age and experience are essential to success and promotion, but in the example before us we have a young man who has risen without any especial fortuitous circumstances to the head of the representative journal of Pike County. Mr. Giles was born in Falcon, Nevada County, Ark., in 1867, and is the youngest of five children born to J. R. & California (Brown nee Drake) Giles, natives of Georgia and Alabama, respectively. J. R. Giles came to Arkansas with his parents some time .... [continues with education, etc. Most biographies include year of birth, year of death, military experience, date of marriage, bride's name, bride's death, children, etc.]

Goodspeed Publishing

2003, paper, 54 pp.

ISBN: 9780788498664