75 years ago
Perhaps the first Faulkner County couple who have ever lived together to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary are Mr. and Mrs. George W. Dalton of Enola, who were married Dec. 1, 1867, 70 years ago today.
Mrs. Dalton, who was born Adeline Henry, daughter of one of the earliest pioneer families of this section, is more than a year older than her husband. She will be 91 next January 10. Mr. Dalton, now 89, was born in Kentucky May 16, 1848, and came to Arkansas when his parents settled near the present site of Enola when he was a small boy. The couple were married at Mt. Vernon, a short distance from Enola, and all their lives have been spent in the same community, except the year 1906, during which they lived in Texas.
50 years ago
A promotion from ensign to lieutenant (junior grade) has come to William Byrd Jones, son of W.C. Jones Jr. and the late Mrs. Jones of Conway.
Young Jones is now assigned to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Mediterranean. He recently visited in Rome, Italy.
Lt. Jones is a grandson of Mrs. Frank E. Robins of Conway. He is a graduate of a Navy Officer Candidate School. He also is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
25 years ago
Toby Furr and Holly West, fifth-graders at Ida Burns Elementary School, straightened the limbs of one of 21 artificial Christmas trees recently purchased by the Parent-Teacher Organization. The PTO purchased trees for each classroom with money raised at a recent taco supper. Principal Robert Anthony said fresh evergreen trees used before had caused some students to miss school because of allergies. The artificial trees will also provide many years of classroom use.