Alicia--I have some information on this family from a country doctor's journal, courtesy of the Arkansas History Commission. He treated members of the family in 1927-1931.
April 22. “Went with Charlie Hamilton and Mose Upchurch to Valley. First to Mrs. Wheatley’s, where I telephoned A. J. Stephens, Morrillton, concerning relief for flood refugees. ...Called to see Mrs. Story at Hatton [?] Ellison’s, and Roy LaCook’s boy. Uncle Jim Story gave me a dollar for the flood sufferers, with which I bought beans at Maurice [?] Brimmage’s. Stopped at Martin Farm on way home. River has fallen about 1.5 ft. Sent ms to L. H. J. by Adona.”
January 19. “Albert Story came for medicine for his mother, Aunt Haley.”
January 21. “Albert Story and Carl Ellison came for me at 10 AM. I found Aunt Haley unconscious and very low. She probably had a cerebral hemorrhage. The ground was covered with a thick coat of ice over the snow and the trip down the mt. and up was difficult and slow.”
January 22. “No word from Aunt Haley. I'm afraid she is dead.”
January 25. “Aunt Haley is better.”
January 27. “William Addington came for me at 3:30 this morning to go to see old Mrs. Bird. Bud Wallace came for me at 8 to go to see old Mrs. Davis south of Ada. He reported Aunt Haley Story better.”
February 3. “Began raining at 11 AM. Still raining at bedtime. I went down to see Aunt Haley. I took Son's scout axe with me and blazed the new trail straight down the mt from the cave.”
February 10. “Aunt Haley died at 8 last night.”
August 2. “Will Morgan came up from the Valley about 12:30 & spent the afternoon. He told us that Uncle Jim Story died about a week ago.”
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