SHEID (VETERAN SAW), ZACHARIAH TAYLOR - Baxter County, Arkansas | ZACHARIAH TAYLOR SHEID (VETERAN SAW) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Zachariah Taylor SHEID (VETERAN SAW)

Norfork Cemetery
Baxter County,
Arkansas

CORPORAL US Army
Company M 2 Regiment Arkansas Infantry
Spanish American War
June 15, 1874-April 26, 1956
Doctor

Born near Melbourne, Arkansas
Died Mountain Home, Arkansas
Son of Mr. & Mrs. James Sheid
Married Octava Jane Rector October 31, 1901

*Obituary
Funeral services for Dr. Zachariah Taylor Sheid, 81, prominent pioneer physician of Norfork who died here Thursday afternoon at the home of his son, Carl, were held in the Norfork Methodist Church at 2PM Saturday with Clarence Wilcox of Brinkley and Rev. Benjamin C. Few of Mt. Home officiating.
Dr. Sheid suffered a stroke early Thursday morning. He had been in poor health several years. He was born June 15, 1874, near Melbourne in Izard County and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Sheid.
Dr. Sheid had practiced medicine in this section 50 years when he retired in January 1952. To mark the occasion of his retirement and honor him for his many years of service, a special program was held in the gymnasium at Norfork. Hundreds of people attended, including physicians from throughout the Ozarks and Congressman Victor Wickersham of Oklahoma flew here from Washington for the event. The doctor was presented with a gold watch by the citizens of Norfork.
In June 1900, he married Octavia Jane Rector, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Rector of Melbourne. He served in the Spanish-American War and was a charter member of the local Spanish-American veteran's chapter. He was a member of the board of stewards of Norfork Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Carl; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Bonner of Norfork; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were Roy Kirkland, J.D. King, Jr., John Rand, W.M. Finley, Quinby Swearingen, Rudolph Martin and Chester Hall. Honorary pallbearers included members of the Spanish-American War veterans chapter, Dr. B.N. Saltzman and Dr. J.F. Guenthner. An over flow crowd filled the church as citizens of the area paid their last respect to the highly esteemed physician.
Interment was in Norfork Cemetery, under direction of Roller Funeral Home.
(From the files of Max Parnell.)

Contributed on 4/13/09 by maxparnell
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Record #: 178522

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Submitted: 4/13/09 • Approved: 10/10/14 • Last Updated: 10/13/14 • R178522-G0-S3

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