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The forerunner of Hartford Music was indeed Central Music Company, but it was in Hartford until 1913, with William Morgan Ramsey helping Mr. Moore operate Central Music in Hartford. In 1913, William Morgan Ramsey purchased Central Music from Mr. Moore and moved it to Little Rock, Arkansas, where it remained until 1939 when Mr. Ramsey died. E. M. Bartlett was a music student of Will M. Ramsey in Hartford before it moved to Little Rock. E. M. Bartlett and V. O. Stamps were students and pallbearers at Will M. Ramsey's funeral in 1939 in Little Rock.

Landon M. Ramsey
Benton, AR