PEEL, JAMES MCFERRIN "MACK" - Benton County, Arkansas | JAMES MCFERRIN "MACK" PEEL - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

James McFerrin "Mack" PEEL

Bentonville City Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

June 22, 1854 - December 29, 1892

*Obituary
Benton County Democrat
Thursday, December 29, 1892

PEEL, James McFerrin - Mack Peel is dead! That is the news - the sad startling news - that greeted the many friends of the deceased when they came down to business this morning. He had been sick for some time and by intimate friends and relatives his death had been expected for several hours but to the majority it was a great surprise. He passed quietly away this morning, Thursday, December 29, 1892 at 2:30 o'clock, surrounded by his loving mother, wife, children and other relatives. J.M. Peel was 37 years old last June. He was born and raised in Arkansas and had been a resident of Bentonville many years. He was the oldest son of Hon. Sam'l. W. Peel, congressman from this district who is now in Washington City but is expected home at any time. He has, for a long time, been a leading attorney and his services were sought for over the entire circuit. For the past two years he served the people of the 4th Judicial Circuit as Prosecuting Attorney, which office he ably filled but would not ask for it a second term because he wanted to be at home with his family - for everyone knows that he was a lover of home and a kind and indulgent husband and father. The remains will be interred in the city cemetery Friday or Saturday under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. lodge of which order he was a member. If Col. Peel can get home by Saturday the remains will be kept until then, otherwise they will be buried tomorrow afternoon. A wife and four beautiful children are left to mourn the loss of that friend who was all in all to them; a father and mother mourn for their son and sisters and brothers mourn the untimely loss of their dear brother, and every citizen of Bentonville stands ready to offer assistance to the bereaved and mourn with them. LATER: The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at one o'clock.

*Obituary
Bentonville Sun
Saturday, December 31, 1892

Again has death invaded another happy home of our city and claimed as victim a loving husband, a devoted father, and an honored citizen, and today sorrow reigns in a home made so by this inevitable summons which took from our community Attorney J.M. Peel, the sad event occurring Thursday morning Dec. 29, 1892. James McFerrin Peel was born June 22, 1854 at Carrollton in Carroll county, Arkansas. He was the eldest child of Congressman S.W. Peel and Mrs. Mary E. Peel, and had resided here many years where he read law and was admitted to the Benton county Bar April 14th, 1877 and had by close attention to business built up a large and lucrative practice. In 1878 on the 11th day of December he led to Hymen's altar one of Bentonville's esteemed daughters, Miss Willie Haines, daughter of W.H. Haines, from which union three children, Mary, Haines and Lou were born, which children and wife survive him to mourn his early death. In the fall of 1890 Mr. Peel was elected state's attorney for this, the 4th Judicial Circuit and during his official term, which had just closed, he proved himself to be an able and efficient officer, acquitting himself with honor and distinction. He was a member in good standing of Bentonville Lodge I.O.O.F. under whose charge funeral services of the deceased will be held today at 1 o'clock at the residence, Rev. Peter Carnahan officiating, after which the remains will be interred in Odd Fellows cemetery. The many warm and true friends of the deceased join with the Sun in extending to the bereaved wife and children sympathy in this, their hour of sorrow.

Contributed on 7/9/08 by judyfrog
Email This Contributor

Record #: 35058

NOTICE: THE COPYING OF ANY WEBSITE PHOTO OR DATA WITHOUT THE EXPRESS CONSENT OF THE ARKANSAS GRAVESTONES ADMINISTRATORS OR OWNER OF THE PHOTO SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS THEFT AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. SEE TERMS OF USE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

Thank you for visiting the Arkansas Gravestones

On this site you can upload gravestone photos, locate ancestors and perform genealogy research. If you have a relative buried in Arkansas, we encourage you to upload a digital image using our Submit a Photo page. Contributing to this geneology archive helps family historians and genealogy researchers locate their relatives and complete their family tree.

Submitted: 7/9/08 • Approved: 8/16/13 • Last Updated: 8/19/13 • R35058-G0-S3

Other GPP Projects  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Site Map  |  Admin Login