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VILLINES James Larken
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    Father : VILLINES Robert Lee (1837 - 1881) (Age in the birth of the child : 25 years old)
    Mother : WHITELEY Matilda Catherine (1841 - 1917) (Age in the birth of the child : 21 years old)
    Siblings :
       VILLINES Joel A. (1857 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1857)
       VILLINES Nancy Elizabeth (1858 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1904 Canadian, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, USA)
       VILLINES Lucy Susan (1860 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1947 Marble City, Oklahoma, USA)
    Birth :
          Date : 7 SEP 1862
          Place : Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA
    Death :
          Date : 9 OCT 1955 (93 years old)
          Place : Ponca, Newton County, Arkansas, USA
    Burial :
          Place : Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA
          Address : Walnut Grove Cemetery
    Note :
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From the <I>History of Newton County, Arkansas:</I>
James Larkin Villines, the son of Robert and Matilda C. (Whiteley) Villines, born near Boxley, Newton County, September 7, 1862. Born during the Civil War, James has lived continuously near his birthplace. During his boyhood days he assisted his father and mother with the farm work, and at a very young age became a trusty assistant to his father in the operation of the Boxley grist and flour mill.
Mr. Villines said that there was much wild game near his home during his boyhood days. Bear, deer, turkey, and other small game were everywhere. He said, "upon the ridge above our home, 200 or more turkeys had their roost. During the winter I went bear hunting with my father. It was my duty to carry a pine torch back into the caves so my father could see to shoot the bears. The lead from which bullets were moulded for my father's muzzle-loader rifle, we obtained from the lead mines near our home. Caps and powder were more difficult to get.
James Larkin attended school where they used the split log benches. The mode of study at this time was naming aloud the letters or works. Mr. Villines said, "My voice was not strong and I could not hear myself study." His first teacher he remembers was a Mr. Crump. Jim Murphy taught a writing school. Tom Villines was their mail carrier.
July 5, 1885, James Larkin Villines married Eliza A. Bradley, of Madison County, Arkansas,and to this union were born eight boys and four girls.
    Given name : James Larken
          Surname : Villines
    Family Information :
          with BRADLEY Elizabeth Angiline (1866 - 1936) :
                Marriage :
                      Date : 5 JUL 1885 (22 years old)
                children :
                   VILLINES Robert Hezekiah (1886 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1976 Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas, USA)
                   VILLINES Charles Edward (1888 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1973 Stilwell, Adair County, Oklahoma, USA)
                   VILLINES Gracie Rosanna (1890 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1985 Euclid, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA)
                   VILLINES William Henry (1893 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1966 Plainsburg, Merced County, California, USA)
                   VILLINES Millard Floyd (1895 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1991 Merced, Merced County, California, USA)
                   VILLINES Franklin Clyde (1898 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1985)
                   VILLINES Howard Norman (1899 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1975 Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA)
                   VILLINES Lucille Catherine (1902 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1991)
                   VILLINES Ruth Belle (1905 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1928 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA)
                   VILLINES Ralph Arlis (1907 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 1976 Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA)
                   VILLINES Forrest Allen (1914 Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, USA - 2000 Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA)
                   VILLINES Reba Blanche (?)

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