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Mollie Rice Flournoy Cross scrapbook

Mollie Rice Flournoy Cross Scrapbook

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Finding aid for the Mollie Rice Flournoy Cross Scrapbook

MSS.98.46

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Smith, Mildred Cross, 1861-1923
Title: Mollie Rice Flournoy Cross Scrapbook
Dates: 1896-1972
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a memento scrapbook belonging to Mollie Rice Flournoy Cross.
Identification: MSS.98.46
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically and by type of artifact.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a memento scrapbook belonging to Mollie Rice Flournoy Cross. It includes principally pictures and clippings of poetry, with some news clippings of local and family interest. Loose items in the book have been retained in document folders.


Biographical Information

Mollie Rice Flournoy Cross was born May 25, 1861, at Laconia in Desha County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Thomas C. and Lucy Kirby Rice Flournoy. She married James Conquest Cross Jr., who was known as Colonel Cross because of his Civil War service and his participation in the Brooks-Baxter War. The Cross family owned a plantation in Desha County.

Mollie and James had three sons, James C. Jr., Clay and Thomas Flournoy. James Cross Jr. was killed in a gun fight at the age of 22. Thomas Flournoy married Sammie Barfield, and Clay married Victoria Goree. Clay and Victoria's daughter Mildred married prominent attorney Griffin Smith.

The family also owned a home in Little Rock, where Mollie made her home in her later years. Mollie Rice Cross died August 9, 1923.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Cross family
Smith, Mildred Cross, 1861-1923

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mollie Rice Flournoy Cross Scrapbook, MSS 98.46, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mildred Cross Smith, November 17, 1998


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