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My maternal grandmother, Jessie Veronica Finley Flippen, was born (1892) and reared in Searcy. She attended Galloway Female College, according to my mother, the late Nel Margaret Flippen Binz.
Our mother spoke often about how her mother came from a family that encouraged education. She had three brothers, all of whom had professional careers; she also had two sisters, one who worked for Sears in Memphis and the other who lived in Tyronza.
I am exploring local records in Searcy to learn who my grandmother's parents were. Our mother said the Finleys grew up in the same neighborhood with the Yarnell family, founder of the widely known ice cream company.

Larry E. Binz
Searcy, AR