278. Ruel Paul COMSTOCK was born on 4 November 1906.34,129 He died on 29 April 1991 at the age of 84 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.179
Ft. Smith City Directory, 1938
Paul Comstock (Mildred) order runner, Berry Dry Goods Co.
h 910 So. 22d
1940 Census. Ft. Smith, Sebastian, AR, Hh 181
Living at 910 S. 2nd St with his in-laws.
Luther W. Hopkins, age 67, b. MS, lived in the same house in 1935. business manager for retail gas & oil co.
Laura, wife, age 62, b. AR
Paul Comstock, son-in-law, age 33, b. AR, lived in Van Buren in 1935, salesman, wholesale dry goods
Mildred, daughter, age 25, b. AR, Proprietor, ???
World War II Enlistment Records:
Ruel P. Comstock, born 1906 in Arkansas, resided Crawford Co Arkansas. Enlisted 16 Oct 1942 at Little Rock as a Private in the Warrant Officers for the duration of the War plus six months. He had 4 years of high school and was an Oboe player in a band and a Parts Clerk in an automotive store. He was divorced with no dependents. He was 5' 10' tall and weighed 170 pounds.
Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press Argus 1925
Vol 9, Fran Alverson Warren, p.16
16 Jan 1925
Who's Who, Van Buren High School
Dizziest boy - Paul Comstock
Birth: Nov. 4, 1906
Death: Apr. 29, 1991
Paul Comstock, 84, of Van Buren, Arkansas died Monday, April 29, 1991 at a Van Buren nursing home.
He was a retired retail merchant, a member and elder of the Wood Memorial Christian Church, the co-owner of Comstock Dry Goods Store in Van Buren for many years, a former employee of the Boston Store, an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Phillipines and was awarded three bronze stars. He was a member of the Van Buren Masonic Lodge, Royal Arch. the Western Ark, Consistory, the Grotto, a former civic leader of Van Buren and was past president of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce and the Van Buren Lions Club. He was a former member of the Crawford County Quorum Court and the Van Buren Water Commission. He was born at Uniontown and was a member of a pioneer Crawford County family.
Survivors are his wife, Neva, several nieces and nephews including Eula Rainwater. and KM.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Ocker Memorial Chapel, with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Hubbard officiated.
Another obituary from the Northwest Arkansas Times, 30 Apr 1991
Van Buren - Ruel Paul Comstock, 84, of Van Buren, died Sunday, April 28, 1991 at Van Buren. Born Nov 4, 1906, at Uniontown, the son of Monroe and Ellen Comstock, he was retired from the dry goods business at Van Buren. He was a World War II U. S. Army veteran serving in the south Pacific and a member of the Wood Memorial Christian Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenny Comstock and Ira Comstock, and four sisters, Nora Rainwater, Lettie Carney, Pauline Clark, and Maud Redmon.
Survivors include his wife, Neva Comstock of Van Buren; a brother-in-law, Cy Carney of Fayetteville; four nieces, Jo Ellen McKim of Springdale, Kathryn Dickey of Fayetteville, Eula Rainwater of Van Buren, and Cleo Lovett of Muskogee, Okla.; four nephews, Cy Carney, Jr. of Jacksonville, K. M. Comstock of Springdale, Ira Allen Comstock of Virginia and Champ Rainwater of Texas.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ocker Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gracelawn Cemetery.
Ruel Paul COMSTOCK and Louise CLARK were married on 23 November 1932 in Crawford County, Arkansas. They were divorced on 21 February 1936 in Crawford County, Arkansas. Louise CLARK was born (date unknown).
Ruel Paul COMSTOCK and Mildred HOPKINS were married on 14 November 1936 in Sebastian County, Arkansas.198 They198 were divorced before 1942. Mildred HOPKINS was born in 1915.
The Marriage License for Paul and Mildred Hopkins gives her age as 21, his as 30. He was from Van Buren in Crawford Co; Mildred from Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co AR.
Ruel Paul COMSTOCK and Neva HOGAN were married on 24 October 1946. Neva HOGAN was born on 10 September 1905.180 She died on 14 May 1993 at the age of 87 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.179 Birth: Sep. 10, 1905
Death: May 14, 1993
Neva Hogan Comstock, 87, of Van Buren died Friday, May 14, 1993, at a Van Buren nursing home. She was a retired school teacher. She taught 42 years in the Franklin, Crawford and Sebastian County School systems and was dean of girls at Ramsey Junior High School in Fort Smith for 14 years. She was a member of the Wood memorial Christian Church, the Arkansas national Education Association, the CTA, BPW, DKG, Beta Sigma Phi sorority and was past president of the ADK. She received the Gold Apple Award and a certificate of appreciation from the Mayor's Honor Team in Van Buren in 1992.
Funeral services were held Monday at Ocker Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Howard A. Marshall officiating. Burial was at Gracelawn Cemetery.
She is survived by three nephews of Springdale and Ozark, and several other nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Wood Memorial Christian Church 10th and Broadway, Van Buren, AR 72956.