WHARTON, JOHN HAWKINS (BIO) - Union County, Arkansas | JOHN HAWKINS (BIO) WHARTON - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

John Hawkins (bio) WHARTON

Arlington Memorial Cemetery
Union County,
Arkansas

1883 - 1928

John H. Wharton, living in El Dorado, was born on a farm in Union county, Arkansas, February 23, 1883, his father being John U. H. Wharton, of whom extended mention is made on another page of this work in connection with a sketch of his son, Dr. J. B. Wharton. In the public schools of Louisiana John H. Wharton acquired his early education and afterward attended Ouachita College at Arkadelphia, in which he completed a classical course, winning the Bachelor of Arts degree at his graduation in 1905. Following the completion of his studies he entered the employ of the Ritchie Grocery Company, a wholesale house, with which he was associated for fifteen years. He worked in every department, winning promotion from time to time until he reached the position of assistant to the manager. On the 1st of May, 1921, he resigned and accepted a position with the Arkansas Wholesale Grocery Company, with which he is still associated, being now the head of the sales department. This is a position of responsibility and importance and Mr. Wharton is proving thoroughly adequate to the duties devolving upon him. On the 15th of October, 1915, Mr. Wharton was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Gibney, a native of El Dorado. They are highly esteemed in the city, where they make their home. Mr. Wharton belongs to El Dorado Lodge No. 13, A. F. & A. M., also to El Dorado Lodge, No. 1129, B.P.O.E. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and is heartily in sympathy with the purposes and plans of that organization for the city's development and improvement. He belongs to the Baptist church, while his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Mr. Wharton is a young man who has made steady progress since starting out in the business world. He early recognized the eternal principle that industry wins and industry became the beacon light of his life. He has won his advancement through earnest labor and close application and his record illustrates what can be accomplished by a young man of laudable ambition and determined effort. (Centennial History of Arkansas - S. J. Clarke Publishing Company - 1922)

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Submitted: 10/19/08 • Approved: 8/25/17 • Last Updated: 8/28/17 • R81465-G0-S3

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