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Arkansas Catholic
Little Rock, Arkansas
October 9, 1915     Arkansas Catholic
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October 9, 1915
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THE GUARDIAN 25 Biographical Sketch of Arkansas Knights Who They Are, Where They Came From, And What They Are Doing. LOUIS KOERS. Louis Koers, 1806 Main street, Little Rock, son of the late Johann and Marguerite Koers, was born in Brual Amt. Aschendorf, Province Hanover, Germany, September 2, 1848. He is 72 years old and has lived in Arkansas 4-6 years; he came to Little Rock, in 1869; having immigrated to America in 1867. He learned the wood work- ing trade at the age of 16 and has been in the carriage and wagon busi- ness for 46 years, being now the oldest man in active business of any kind in Little Rock. Mr. Koers was married November 3, 1875 to Miss Victoria Metzger by the late Bishop Fitzgerald. To this union sir children have been born: three boys (one dead) and three girls (two dead). He is a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and one of the oldest members of Council No. 81'. He was Grand Knight of his council for three terms. He is an Elk and was formerly and for 22 years a member of the volunteer tire department and manufactured nearly all the horse drawn fire wagons for Little Rock and the other cities of the state. He was a member of the State Card for many, years. After an absence of 46 years he visited his old home and toured Europe in 1918. C. A. WELLMAN. C. A. Wellman, Searcy, Ark., s:m of Frederick and Ryency Wellman ,was born in Quincy, Ill., in February, 187. I-Ie attended the Catholic schools at Palmyra, Mo He came to Arkansas seven years ago. In 1902 he married Miss Carter in St. Louis, Mo., and is the father of two sons and two daughters. His wife died March 28, 1918. He isaK. of C. and a member of the B. of F. L. & E. No. 771; member B. of L. E. No. 780; F. O. E. No. 1974. He is an engineer on the Missouri and North Arkansas Ry. and is prominent in the councils of fhe railway men. GEORGE VICTOR KOERS. George Victor Koers, 1806 Main treet, Little Rock, son of Louis and Victoria Koers, was born in this city, June 22, 1890 and has lived in Little Rock all his life. He graduated from Scott street school in 1905; from the high school in 1909; and finished the commercial course in Little Rock College in 1910. Mr. Koers is associated with his father in the vehicle, wagon and imple- ment business and is the youngest business man on :East Markham street, the wholesale district of the city. He is a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus; has been an active member of Little Rock Council for four years. He was baptized August 8, 1890; made his first Holy Communion May 81, 1908; was con- firmed July 9, 1905 all in St; Andrew's Cathedral, Little Rock JAMES T. HORNIBROOK. James T. Iffornibrook, 1018 West Third street, Little Rock, son of James H. and lrgaret R. I-Iornibrook, was born in this city in 1874 and has made this city his home all his life. He at- tended school at the Convent, Little Rock, Peabody public school, E. C. Gould private school, Christian Brothers College, St. Louis, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., and St. John's College, Little Rock. He is a general contractor and at present is in the sheet metal and roofing business. In 1897 Mr. Hornibrook and Miss Alice E. Fischer were united in marriage in this city. They have two children--a boy and a girl. MI'. Hornibrook has been a Knight of Columbus seven years and a member of clmrch, Western Port, Md. They have four boys and one girl. He has been a Knight of Columbus for 11 years and a Woodman of the World for eight years; was once Deputy Grand Knight of Leavenworth, Kans., Council, and ,a .. now hoI .the sarae oice in Hot Springs Council. Altogether Mr. Kearney and his family have lived in Arkansas six and a half years. Before entering the Government service he superintended the construction of Creighton Memorial Hospital, Omalm, Neb. DEWITT HOPE. Dewitt Hope, 720 Georgia street, Pine Bluff, Ark., son of W. K. and R. E. Hope, was born in Memphis, Tenn., in 1865. He has lived in Arkansas 88 years and has been with the St. Louis & Southern Ry. Company for 30 years, 26 years as locomotive engineer. ... Mr. Hope was married in 1889 at Pine Bluff to Miss ,lulia M Babcock; they have two boys and one girl. He has been a member of the K. H. 9 years and of tim Knights of Cohnubus five years. Mr. Hope is a convert, (Continued on Page Twenty-eight.) the Royal Arcanum for four years. He mmmttnHmtnHmtHmmmmtHttnHllmlflltHiliilllllllllltifllllllHmnHnm,HmnmimHtnl2 is now one of the trustees of Little L. C. SMITH ' BENEDICT D. KELLOGG. Benedict D. Kellogg, Argenta, Ark., De Witt, Arkansa son of Lanson and Mcnerva Durbin Kellogg, was born in Hunnewell, Mo., March 12, 1874. He got his schooling from the Sisters of Loretta, Moberly, Mo. He has lived in Arkansas 16 years and is a locomotive,, engineer. Before coming to Arkansas he was with the Wabash Ry. at Moberly and the Santa 17e "at "La Junta, Colo. Mr. Kellogg was married in 1903 to Miss Margaret Grimes, St: Elizabeth church, East St. Louis. They have one child--a girl. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and has been for eight years, and is a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and was formerly Road Foreman of Engineers on the Iron Mountain until the position was abolished when he re- turned to his regular run. F. B. MURPHY. F. B. M]urphy, Glenwood, Ark., is "from Missouri" and a product of the St. Louis Law school. In his earlier career before he took up the active practice of law he was a banker and was at different times connected with the National Bank of St. Louis, Little Rock Trust Company, Bank of Com- merce, Little Rock, and cashier of the Bank of Glemvood. In 1902 he and Miss Nell Foy of :ii!::[[!i[ i '!:i:'ii!': iii i! Little Rock were married in this city. :i[(:!))[:,f They have two c]fildren--girls. Mr. :'::[[(' Murphy is a charter member of Little Rock Council Knights of Columbus No. 812 and was at one time the council's Candidate for Governor recorder. He is an all round business hustler and a forceful and eloquent speaker. MICHAEL PATRICK KEARNEY. lV[ichael Patrick Kearney, 81 Olive street, Hot Springs, Ark., was born March 5, 1857, at Mount ,Savage, Md. He is the son of Michael and :Ellen Casgrove Kearney. He was educated in the parochial and public schools of Maryland. He is building contractor and at present is superintendent of con- struction for United States Govern- ment. He has been in the employ of this department of Federal work for 22 years and built :Fort Logan H. Roots, Little Rock and the Army and Navy General Hospital, Hot Springs. ]Y[r. Kearney was married to Miss Margaret C. MbCone, in St. Peter's .mlllHlHllHn"lnlllHWnilHHHHnmHmnHHWlHm