Between 1885 and the middle 1930s there were a number of publications that served the Craighead County area. These newspapers included:


DAILY TIMES-ENTERPRISE DTE
JONESBORO DAILY NEWS JDN
JONESBORO DAILY TIMES JDT
JONESBORO EVENING SUN JES
THE COUNTY SUN TCS
THE EVENING SUN TES
THE JONESBORO SUN TJS
THE JONESBORO TRIBUNE TJT
THE SUN TS
TIMES ENTERPRISE TE
WEEKLY TIMES ENTERPRISE WTE


The number following these abbreviations [ie: JES-30] is the film number at the Craighead County – Jonesboro [AR] Public Library.

Papers of this era did not have page numbers or date identification other than the front page of the paper. This sometimes causes a disparity in the dates given. It is suggested that when the "0" page number is given that you search the "Locals & Personals" column first as many deaths are reported here. To help find those notices following the 0 (zero) page number the word “Obituary” or “Mangrum news” will indicate to look for a formal obituary or a column of local news for the towns or settlements in Craighead county.

Other abbreviations used:
L/P – Local & Personal Column, SS – Snap Shots At Home News (local & personal), LN/day – Local News (of the weekday), R/R – Resolution of Respect (Lodge notice), SR – The Social Realm column, b/a – buried at, d/a – died at, f/a – funeral at, s/t – remains shipped to, CT – Card of Thanks, (x2) – indicates 2 notices possibly but not necessarily on the same page.

This index includes those described as critically ill or not expected to live.

Following the newspaper / film number is the cemetery when indicated, or the last disposition of the body (either where the death occurred or where it was shipped for interment). If just the name of a cemetery is given it is in Craighead County.


Jonesboro Public Library
315 West Oak Avenue
Jonesboro, AR 72401
www.libraryinjonesboro.org
GSCCA
P.O. Box 844
Jonesboro, AR 72403
www.gscca.net


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