Rev. William Jasper
Pleasant Grove (at Oxford) Cemetery
Izard County, Arkansas
Born March 23, 1846, Tennessee.
Died November 24, 1928, Newburg, Izard County, Arkansas.
Son of David D. & Susannah Mary Morgan Carder.
Married Frances Catherine "Fannie" McCamie, September 4, 1884, Izard County, Arkansas.
Calico Rock Progress, Calico Rock, Arkansas, November 30, 1928:
Good Citizen Passes Away
Rev. W. J. Carder, one of this county’s best known citizens, died at his home at Newburg last Saturday morning, Nov. 24th at the age of 82 years, following an illness of several weeks.
Deceased was born in Kentucky, but has resided in this county the greater part of his like. He has been engaged at farming practically all his life, though has devoted considerable time to the ministry for many years past, being a member of the Methodist Church. He has always shown an interest in public affairs especially those touching the moral and welfare of his and neighboring communities. He was well informed and an interesting talker and for one of his age was unusually active until his health began to take a serious turn a few months ago. Mr. Carder served the county as assessor two terms, 1914-1918.
Burial took place at Pleasant Grove Cemetery Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Love of Oxford.
Besides his widow, deceased is survived by three sons and two daughters -- Jas. of Larkin, Will of Carthage, Mo., Frank of Searcy; Mrs. Flora Franks of Panhandle, Texas and Mrs. Nora Bibb of Newburg.
(In census records he states his place of birth as Tennessee.)
(Photo courtesy of Vera Reeves)