WORTHINGTON, JOHN I. - Boone County, Arkansas | JOHN I. WORTHINGTON - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

John I. WORTHINGTON

Rose Hill Cemetery
Boone County,
Arkansas

John I. Worthington was born at Neosho, Mo., on March 28, 1857, and is a son of Maj. J. I. Worthington, a native of Johnstown, Penn. The latter was reared and married in his native State. His first wife died there, and he came to Arkansas in 1854, after which he married Nancy
Erwin, a native of Tennessee. Soon after his second marriage he removed to Neosho, Mo., and engaged in the practice of law. Remaining there until the Civil War broke out, he took his family to Springfield, Mo., and enlisted in the Union army, joining the Sixth Kansas Cavalry. Soon after he was commissioned captain to make up a company for the First Arkansas Cavalry, in which regiment he was later promoted to a major's rank, and served in that capacity until the
close of the war, or until he was discharged, on March 12, 1865.
Returning home he remained in Greene County, Mo., until his death, in 1870, after which his family removed to Carroll County, Arkansas. Here Mrs. Worthington resided until her death, in December, 1884. John I. Worthington came to this county with his mother, and remained with her until he reached manhood. He received a good English education in the
common schools, with about two years in the Carrollton High-school.
While attending school he taught several terms during the [p.1079] summer seasons. He also read law in the meantime, and was admitted to the bar in February, 1883. Opening an office at Carrollton, he began the practice of his profession, and has continued with good success.
In the summer of 1887 he purchased and located on the farm where he still resides, but he still attends to all law business entrusted to him. His farm contains 215 acres, with eighty under cultivation, with good improvements. His marriage with T. E. Leathers was celebrated in Carroll County on October 28, 1879, and to them have been born four
children, viz.: Arliss, John I., Jr., Hall V. and Willard. Mrs. Worthington was born in Carroll County, and is a daughter of John D. Leathers, deceased. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Mr. Worthington is a Mason, and in polities endorses and supports the principles of the Republican party. He is a leading member of his party in the county, and is a member of the County Central Committee.
Carroll Co., AR - Biographies - John I. Worthington

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Submitted: 10/2/08 • Approved: 7/10/12 • Last Updated: 7/30/12 • R71125-G0-S3

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