BRAITHWAIT, CHRIS - Benton County, Arkansas | CHRIS BRAITHWAIT - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


New Home (Bentonville) Cemetery
Benton County,

1883 - November 27, 1932

Benton County Herald
Thursday, December 1, 1932

BRAITHWAITE, Christopher - Chris Braithwaite, aged 49, well known farmer, died at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning, November 27th, 1932 at his home two miles north of Bentonville on Highway No. 100 following a stroke of paralysis which occurred about 8 o'clock Thursday morning as he and his family were starting to the home of his brother-in-law, Bert Carroll, for Thanksgiving dinner. The attack occurred as he started to walk across the bridge over the small creek in front of his home. He was completely paralyzed and never entirely regained consciousness. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the New Home Church near his home, conducted by the Rev. W.E. White of the Bentonville Baptist Church in the absence of the Rev. R.S. Hayden of the Bentonville M.E. Church, South, who was prevented by illness from attending the funeral. Interment was in the New Home cemetery. Besides his wife, who was Miss Kate Carroll, the youngest daughter of the late Bart Carroll and a sister of Bert Carroll and Will Carroll of Bentonville, Mr. Braithwaite also is survived by one son and one daughter, Carroll Braithwaite of Bentonville and Mrs. Ruth Chiles of near Pea Ridge and by a number of other relatives. His only brother, Minter Braithwaite, who had always lived on an adjoining farm, died nine years ago and an only sister several years previous to the brother's death. A son of the late William Braithwaite and a grandson of John Braithwaite, both of whom in their time had owned the land on which he and his brother had always lived, Christopher Braithwaite was born near the place where he died and spent practically his entire life in that community, respected by all who knew him for his integrity and close attention to his own affairs. Aside from his farm work his greatest pleasure was in hunting and as a boy and man he probably knew every foot of ground over a wide scope of Arkansas Ozark hills and valleys. His grandfather, John Braithwaite, who has been dead for a great many years, is remembered by the oldest residents of this section as a likeable Englishman who came direct from the old country to Arkansas and Benton County in the early pioneer days of this section, establishing his home just north of Bentonville and building - and he and his family occupying for many years - "the brick house at the top of Braithwaite Hill," which stands in apparently as good condition today as when its builder was the owner of a vast tract of land lying north of Bentonville, including a brickyard from which came the material for many of the oldest brick buildings in use in Bentonville.

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Submitted: 7/3/08 • Approved: 8/28/18 • Last Updated: 8/31/18 • R34264-G0-S3

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