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These 1900 report cards and letter were found by Derlys Fryar at an estate sale in Little Rock, 
AR in the summer of 2003. She states that if there is a member of the Pruden family who would 
like to have the original items, she would be happy to send them. We would appreciate knowing 
more about Harvey and Josie, and the Pruden family.
The cards state they were in Alexander Public School and their teacher was A.L. Hutchins. 
The name was spelled Prudin and Pruden on the cards.

In searching the census, Derlys and I found the brother and sister, Harvey and Josie, along with other family members. It appears that neither one ever married. It is puzzling as to why Sarah claimed to be a widow in 1920 when I assume they were with their father, David J. in the 1930 census. Rachel is listed as his mother in 1860 and 1870. John is listed as his father in 1860. But... David J. is listed in the Alexander/Pruden Cemetery as died in 1912. It may be a typo and he died after 1930, maybe 1932. I will go to the cemetery and check his gravestone. At this time, we haven't found where Josephine and Harvey are buried. ================================================= 1930 PULASKI CO AR Hill Twp NLR 114 90/127 L:90 ED:60 Apr 5 In household of: Carl M (42) & Helen H (29) Mason Pruden Josephine Roomer fw 45 s AR NC AR There were 2 other Pruden's rooming there, which I assume may be her father and another brother. Pruden David J Roomer mw 81 Wd AR NC AR Pruden Robert C Roomer mw 42 s AR NC AR Brakeman Railroad 1930 PULASKI CO AR LR City 1424 183/199 L:87 ED:23 Apr 7 In household of: William J. Joyner Pruden Harvey I Nephew mw 44 s AR NC AR Claim Adjuster Ins. Co 1930 PULASKI CO AR LR 4723 Jefferson St 32/33 L:37-45 Sht:7A P:199 ED:38 Apr 4 Pruden James D Head O 1700 mw 56 M29 AR NC AR Carpenter General Pruden Dolly M wife fw 47 M19 AR VA GA Pruden Eva M dau fw 23 s AR AR AR Cashier Cafeteria Pruden Wesley son mw 22 s AR AR AR Pruden David J son mw 18 s AR AR AR Helper Building Superintendent Pruden Dolly E dau fw 15 s AR AR AR Pruden Gertrude dau fw 14 s AR AR AR Pruden Woodrow son mw 7 s AR AR AR Pruden Roy son mw 5 2/12 s AR AR AR 1920 PULASKI CO AR Hill Twp NLR 359/391 L:42-45 Sht:15A P:115 ED:164 Jan 15 Pruden Sarah Head fw 71 Wd AR NC AR Pruden Josie dau fw 35 s AR NC AR Pruden Harvey son mw 34 s AR NC AR Salesman Retail Grain Pruden Robert son mw 31 s AR NC AR Switchman Steamroad 1910 SALINE CO AR Owen Twp Alexander 114/114 L:89-94 Sht:6B ED:158 SD:6 May 2 Pruden David J Head mw 65 M1 39 NC NC NC Farmer General Farm Pruden Sallie E wife fw 60 M1 39 7/4 AR NC AR Pruden Josephine dau fw 25 s AR NC AR Pruden Harvey son mw 24 s AR NC AR Farm Laborer Home Farm Pruden Robert son mw 22 s AR NC AR Lineman Telephone Joyner Harvey A b-i-l mw 54 s AR NC AR Carpenter 1900 SALINE CO AR Owen Twp 140/143 L:11-18 Sht:9A P:90 ED:145 SD:5 Jun 26 Pruden David J Head mw Jun 1846 53 M29 NC NC NC Farmer Pruden Sallie E wife fw Aug 1849 50 M29 7/6 AR NC NC Pruden James D son mw Apr 1873 27 s AR NC AR Farm Laborer Pruden Olla dau fw May 1875 25 s AR NC AR (actually Lou Ella) Pruden William son mw Nov 1877 22 s AR NC AR Farm Laborer Pruden Josephine dau fw May 1884 16 s AR NC AR Pruden Harvey son mw Jan 1886 14 s AR NC AR Farm Laborer Pruden Robt son mw Mar 1889 11 s AR NC AR Farm Laborer Listed under PRUDENCE 1880 SALINE CO AR Owen Twp 144/144 L:19-22 P:19 P:165 ED:163 Jun 15
Prudence Rachel wf 62 Head Keeping House Bilious Fever NC NC NC
Thomas Lemuel mw 25 s-i-l Works In Sawmill TN TN TN
Thomas Lousianna fw 22 dau AR NC NC
Thomas Laura F. fw 1 gdau Bilious Fever AR TN AR 1880 SALINE CO AR Owen Twp 146-146 L:31-36 P:19 P:165 ED:163 Jun 15 Prudence David J wm 36 Head Farmer NC VA NC Prudence Sarah E wf 27 wife Keeping House AR NC AR Prudence James wm 7 son AR NC AR Prudence Lou Ella wf 5 dau AR NC AR Prudence William A wm 3 son AR NC AR Prudence Florence E wf 4/12 dau AR NC AR 1870 SALINE CO AR Owen Twp PO:Benton AR 42/42 L:18-23 Pg:6 Jun 13 Pruden John 66 mw Farmer 1000 400 NC Pruden Rachel B 50 fw Keeping house NC Pruden David J 25 mw Farm Laborer NC Pruden Lydia J 17 fw unoccupied AR Pruden Louisiana 11 fw At home AR Pruden Maggie D 9 fw At home AR 1860 PULASKI CO AR Fourche Twp Pg:201 July 18
28 268 239 Pruden John 58 mw Farmer 1,000 240 NC
29 268 239 Pruden Rachel 38 fw NC
30 268 239 Pruden David J. 16 mw NC
31 268 239 Pruden Lydia Jane 6 fw AR
32 268 239 Pruden Louisiana 2 fw AR ================================================= Saline County, Arkansas Deed Books A through G Arranged Alphabetically by Grantee's Surnames M - Z http://www.rootsweb.com/~arsaline/deed3.html Pruden, David J. Pruden, John G, 544 SALINE COUNTY PROPERTY ASSESSED FOR TAXATION 1885
(TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 14 WEST) INDEXED BY CAREY BRAZIL, AUSTIN, TEXAS Pruden, D.J. Pt SW SE, Sec. 13 1 South, 14 West 50.00 20
Pruden, D.J. N 1/2 SE SE, Sec. 24 1 South, 14 West 20.00 60
Pruden, D.J. ptNE NE, Sec. 24 1 South, 14 West 37.50 150
Pruden, D.J. SW NE, Sec. 24 1 South, 14 West 40.00 160
Saline County, Tax Collector's Book for 1887 Part 3
(Alphabetized by name) Magby through Stephens Transcribed by Evelyn Brown
http://www.rootsweb.com/~arsaline/tax87kk3.html 21 D. J. Pruden Pruden, D. J. 19 1S 13W 13.00
21 Same Pruden, D. J. 19 1S 13W 30.00
44 D. J. Pruden Pruden, D. J. 13 1S 14W 0.50
49 D. J. Pruden Pruden, D. J. 24 1S 14W 20.00
49 Same Pruden, D. J. 24 1S 14W 37.50
49 Same Pruden, D. J. 24 1S 14W 40.00
MINUTES OF MORTGAGES AND DEEDS OF TRUST 1894 - APRIL, 1895
MORTGAGOR MORTGAGEE DATE AMOUNT SECURED
Pruden, D. J. M. G. Hall & Co. May 7, 1894 $25.00
Saline county, AR Real Estate Assessment For 1889
Township 1 South Range 13 West Transcribed by Deb Robinson
http://www.rootsweb.com/~arsaline/tax891s13w.html Pruden, D. J. Pt. NW 19 1 SOUTH 13 WEST 13.00
Pruden, D. J. Pt. SW 19 1 SOUTH 13 WEST 30.00 Forfeited ================================================= ALEXANDER OR PRUDEN CEMETERY
Range:13W Township:1 South Section:19 The land for the cemetery was donated by W. N. Slack and D. J. Pruden, who each gave
1 acre. Several people were buried here before it was officially dedicated in 1892.
Directions: Go to I-30 to Alexander Exit. Turn right and go abt 1 1/4 of a mile. The Cemetery is near the Children's Colony. http://www.rootsweb.com/~arsaline/alex.html Elder John W. Oct 20 1898-Aug 26 1963 ***** h/o Beulah Pruden
Elder Beulah P(ruden)Mar 13 1904-Aug 4 1962 ***** w/o John W Elder d/o James David & Dollie M Pruden Anne Wilder May 22 1908-Jan 24 1968 ***** w/o James Wesley
Pruden James David Apr 13 1873-Jan 8 1953 ***** h/o Dollie Mae Mashburn s/o David J&Sarah E Pruden Dollie M. Jul 17 1882-Aug 30 1965 ***** w/o James David
Pruden Floyd T. Jun 28 1920-Dec 8 1923 ***** s/o James David & Dollie Mae Mashburn
Pruden Clay Morrison Mar 30 1910-Apr 18 1910 ***** s/o James David & Dollie Mae Mashburn
Pruden Roy Mashburn Feb 2 1925-Dec 14 1958 ***** s/o James David & Dollie Mae Mashburn
Pruden Sarah Jo May 25 1884-Apr 13 1958
Pruden Robt. E. Mar 11 1888-Oct 8 1968 ***** s/o David J & Sarah E WWI
Pruden Wm. A. Nov 7 1877-Jan 13 1904 ***** s/o David J & Sarah E
Pruden Lou Ella May 7 1875-Sep 26 1903 ***** d/o David J & Sarah E
Pruden Florence E. Feb 18 1880-Aug 27 1889 ***** d/o David J & Sarah E
Pruden Sarah E. Aug 7 1849-May 18 1930 ***** w/o David J
Pruden David J. Jun 12 1844-Jan 18 1912 ***** h/o Sarah E CPL Civil War
Pruden Rachael 1824 1896 ***** m/o David J
Pruden Jane P. 1852 1916
Pruden John H. Nov 9 1803-Jan 19 1875 ***** f/o David J

The following is a letter written by Lallie Prudin to Santa Claus, but it was on paper 
from the Pulaski County, Arkansas Assessor's office.  Notice the date, 189_.
It states that Jno. W. Colquitt was the Assessor and S.C. Neel was the Deputy Assessor.

Letter - S - And when they're asked for the best saint's of all, Santa Claus, Santa Claus, promptly they call, Good Kris Kringle, with reindeer and sleigh, Piled with presents for Christmas Day.


Cards & Letter submitted by Derlys Fryar -- March 2004
Census from Derlys Fryar and Charlotte Ramsey
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