Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sepia Saturday: Rebekah Lodge, Marble, AR 1912


This photo is The Rebekah Lodge, the women's branch of the International Organization of Odd Fellows, taken in 1912.  My great-great-aunt, Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Stroud) Floyd, is the fourth from the left on the back row.  I believe this photo was published in the Madison County (AR) newspaper. 

Bessie Stroud was one of four children of William "Buck" Stroud and Cinthia Caroline Forrester, born in 1870.  She was the wife of Lewis Floyd and the mother of three; her eldest child died at age five in 1895.  Bessie and Lewis Floyd ran the Hotel Floyd in Marble, AR (also called Marble Hotel) for many years, as well as running their own farm.

Bessie died in 1950 at the age of 79. 

Floyd family in front of the Hotel Floyd

Bessie & Lewis Floyd with children Olney and Eunice
Bessie Stroud Floyd

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