Tombstone Tuesday – Milton A Binns

Milton A Binns Gravemarker

Gravemarker of Milton A Binns buried in Buelah Cemetery in Monticello, Drew Co., AR. Photo taken by James Lamar Baker, date unknown, sent to me by Pat Sheldon (Pat and James are both descendants of Burwell and Lucinda).

“MILTON A. BINNS
BORN AUG. 30, 1836
DIED NOV. 11, 1896″

Milton A Binns was my 3rd Great-Grandfather. He was born August 30, 1836 in Georgia to Burwell and Lucinda Phelps Binns (also buried in Beulah Cemetery – see their gravemarker here). He moved to Arkansas in 1857, but returned to Georgia in 1858 (to marry his wife). He married Susan Ann Dupree, November 10, 1959 in Georgia. They returned to Arkansas and had 11 children. Milton was a prominent farmer and resident of Lacy, Arkansas. He was written about in Goodspeed’s “Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas” of 1890. He was a Mason. He died November 11, 1896 and was buried in Beulah Cemetery along with parents and several children and grandchildren.

Treasure Chest Thursday: Perthinia Brooks Binns Obituary

I am following along with Randy Seaver’s blog theme of Treasure Chest Thursday in which I post items of genealogical value and interest every Thursday.

This week’s item of interest is a newspaper clipping of my 2nd great-grandmother Perthinia Brooks Binns‘ obituary that I found in my great grandmother’s memory book (Privately held by my grandmother, Barbara Smith, Fort Smith, Arkansas). There was no date or name of newspaper written on the clipping, however, I do know that “Pert” died November 3, 1942 in Monticello, Arkansas. According to the Library of Congress’ Catalog, the newspaper in circulation in Monticello at that time was the Advance-Monticellonian (1920-current).

Perthina (Brooks) Binns Obituary 1942

Perthina (Brooks) Binns Obituary 1942

“MRS. J. M. BINNS FUNERAL TO BE HELD TODAY
Death cut short by five days the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr.and Mrs John Milton Binns of Monticello. Mrs. Binns had been seriosly sick in the hospital for several days and death came Tuesday afternoon about four o’clock.
Next Monday, November 9, Mr and Mrs Binns would have been married fifty years. Elaborate plans for the celebration that had been made by the children were canceled when she was taken seriously sick.
Mrs. Binns was the daughter of Colonel and Mrs. I. L. Brooks prominent pioneer Drew County citizen. She was born in Monticello, April 12, 1873 in a house where the Christian Science Church now stands, and had lived here all of her life.
Mrs. Binns was a devoted member of the Baptist Church and was an admirable woman. Her life centered around her family, her church and her friends. Despite years of semi-invalidism she managed to keep a bright and cheerful outlook on life and she remained a source of pleasure to her family.
Surviving besides her husband are seven children, Roy Milton of Monticello, James Howard of Little Rock, John Brooks of Fort smith,Capt. Van C. Binns in foreign service, Byron Zack, flight surgeon of Lubbock, Texas; Mrs. W. C. Brashears of Clifton, Texas and Mrs. W. F.Whitaker of Eudora.
Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the chapel of the Stephenson Funeral Home conducted by Dr. T. W. Croxton and Rev. C. D. Wood. Funeral will be in Oakland cemetery.”

Had Pert lived another 5 days the family would have been celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. She married her husband, John Milton Binns in Drew County, Arkansas, November 10, 1892, and she was buried November 10, 1942. As it turned out, Pert’s husband lived another 19 years, enough to celebrate his 90th birthday!

Pert’s father, Colonel Iverson Lee Brooks, was from Caswell County, North Carolina, her mother, Bettie Lee, from Tennessee. Although I have a picture of Pert’s mother Bettie, I don’t believe I’ve located a picture of Pert yet.

Wordless Wednesday – John M Binns’ 90th Birthday Party

John M Binns 90th Birthday

Group photo of John Milton Binns' 90th Birthday Party taken January 1958 in Monticello, AR. Privately held by Barbara Smith, Fort Smith, AR. Digitized by Ginger R. Smith, 2005.

From Left to Right:
Back row:
Verline (Binns) Raney (dau of Howard Binns)
James Howard Binns (son of John Milton Binns)
Dovie (Stewart) Binns (wife of Howard)
Van Carl Binns (son of John Milton Binns)
Evelyn (Hogue) Binns (wife of Van)
Bill Brashears (Husb of Rubye Binns)
Rubye (Binns) Brashears (dau of John Milton Binns)
Beverly Binns (Dau of Byron Binns)
Byron Zack Binns Sr (son of John Milton Binns)
Pauline (Berry) Binns (wife of Byron Binns)
John Brooks Binns (son of John Milton Binns)
Barbara Jo Binns (dau of John B Binns)
Blanche (Hill) Binns (wife of John Binns)
Judy Whittaker (dau of Lura Binns)
Unknown (boyfriend of Judy Whittaker)
Lura M (Binns) Whittaker (dau of John Milton Binns)
Willifred Whittaker (husb of Lura Binns)

From Left to Right:
Front row:

A Raney Boy (Jeff or Glenn)
John Milton Binns – The Birthday Boy (Son of Milton A. & Susan Dupree Binns
Lou Ellen Binns (dau of Byron Binns)
John Paul Binns (son of Byron Binns)
Byron Zack Binns, Jr (son of Byron Binns)
Diane Whittaker (dau of Lura Binns)


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