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The judge that believed all marriages were special was Judge Thomas Arnold French Sr. He passed the bar and became a lawyer without the benefit of ever attending college or law school.

Laura French Clark
Boaz, AL

My father (Douglas Zimmerman Walker) had a younger brother (Robinson Cornell Walker) who left Piggott to serve in World War I. He was killed in action in Verdun, France. The American Legion post in Piggott was named for Robinson Walker. Robinson's mother (Huldah Zimmerman Walker) was a Gold Star mother who joined other mothers (at the government's expense) in visiting their sons' graves. The Walker family moved to Piggott from Portageville, Missouri, where Mr. Walker published the Portageville Critic.

Martha Walker Bunn
Memphis , TN