His lifelong occupation was that of planter in addition to having been engaged in business and having served in public office. He was an elder in the Rayville Presbyterian Church and was a past Worshipful Master of the R. F. McGuire Masonic Lodge of Rayville and a Shriner…
“Richland Parish” – A WPA Era Written History (ca., 1935)
The following works were written in conjunction with the WPA (Works Progress Administration of Louisiana), ca., 1935. These documents have been recently digitized as part of the Louisiana Digital Library, and are… Read More
William A. Beck, Sr., M.D., of Mangham (1893-1969) – “A Pioneer In Medicine”
Dr. Beck was born in Gainesville, Alabama in 1896 and moved to Mangham, Louisiana at an early age where he received his elementary education and later entered Homer College, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, prior to entering Meharry Medical College in 1918. Dr. Beck was a professor of clinical medicine at Meharry for 25 years prior to having a successful private practice in Los Angeles for 23 years.
Early school experiences remembered: Mrs. Mae McIntyre, of Snake Ridge, ca. 1986 – Foreward by Evelyn Cochran
This story by Mrs. May Mclntyre is told with love and feeling and understanding of her rides to school in a “school bus” of the times, the early 1920s. Getting to school was not easy as you can tell by this delightful story. “Out in the rural” where most of Richland’s citizens lived and worked there were few roads and these were mud-rutted trials. If to school you went, you walked.
The Tragic Death of Rayville Native Hervey Mangham: LSU Baseball Star Dies From Accident On The Ball Field (ca., 1908)
Hervey Mangham was born the tenth of ten children. His mother and father faced heartbreak after heartbreak earlier in their marriage. All five of their first five children died in infancy or at a very young age…. Read More
Harry W. Addison Narrates History of Richland Parish, ca. 1991 – AUDIO
Included in this oral history, which was recorded back in 1991, is a history of each community and the history of their names.
Photo: 1900s Delhi, Bradley Brothers, and the Railroad
A photo of 1900s Delhi, with Bradley Brothers in the background, along with the railroad.
Alto Cultural Club History Inseparable From That Of Alto, written by Mrs. Daniel Ryan Sartor, Assisted by Mrs. Earl Thomason, ca 1969
The history of Alto Cultural Club is intertwined with that of the picturesque and historical village it serves. One of northeast Louisiana’s first known pioneer communities. Alto is located near the center of Richland Parish and situated on the high east side of a beautiful curve in Boeuf River.
Herman Lamar Driskell, Jr. Killed In Korean War, ca 1950
Family Told Lt. Driskell Killed in Korean War. Driskell was forced to march to North Korea on the “Tiger Death March”, and shot by a guard on a train to Manpo, North Korea on September 7, 1950.
The Last Confederate Veteran of Richland Parish – David Corbin Ker (1847-1940)
Concerning the joint convention of Union and Confederates veterans at Gettysburg in 1838, he stated: “My wife don’t want me to go, she thinks I’ll get in another fight with them d—Yankees, and maybe I would, Mr. Ker said.” David Corbin Ker
1916 Tornado Kills 1, Injures Several Near Alto
Cyclone in Richland Parish Sat, Dec 9, 1916 – Page 6 · The Monroe News-Star (Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana) Thursday night a cyclone pasted 1 through the fourth ward of Richland , parish,… Read More
1936 Tornado Terrorizes Archibald, Kills Two, Injures Many
The following is an account of the tornado which struck the Archibald and Mangham communities in 1936. From Sat, Jul 4, 1936 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States… Read More
Sgt. Noble E. Ellington Killed In Action #WWII 1945
Through the medium of a telegram the first of the week from the War Department at Washington, D. C, the family learned the distressing news that Sergeant Noble E. Ellington, 25, of… Read More
It Is Ours To Enjoy, Favored Citizens of Richland
“We are favored with a genial climate, and posses a soil, the redundant wealth of which is a sure guarantee of all that is needed to build us up in the enjoyment of comfortable, peaceful and happy homes.”
“Auld Lang Syne” A look back at the ‘New Year’s celebrations, resolutions, tragedies and regrets in Richland Parish
We have recently taken time to bid farewell to 2018, while looking forward to all that awaits our future in this last year of our “teens,” 2019. I recently looked back to… Read More
Mangham High School Seniors Visit Galveston Beach – 1959
Left to right, bottom row: James Hutson, Tim Fife, David Thomason, J. C. Clingfost, William Garsee, Wilfred Burgess, Paul Etier, Oliver Williams, Carl Pitman. left to right second row from bottom :… Read More
The History of Mangham High School
Excerpted from Mangham High history Thu, May 22, 1975 – 20 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com Mangham High School had its beginning in a one-story… Read More
Aux. Harvey Belle Nugent / Women’s Auxiliary Corps / Daughter of Harvey Bacle, of Mangham Sat, Apr 10, 1943 #WWII
Aux. Harvey Belle Nugent / Women’s Auxiliary Corps / Daugter of Harvey Bacle Sat, Apr 10, 1943 – 6 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Known Confederate Soldier Burials in Richland Parish
This list is a compilation of several lists. It is without question an incomplete list. If you know of additional confederate burials in Richland Parish, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Updated May 14, 2019… Read More
Cpl. Corbin Sanderford of Mangham stationed in England, France, since 1942. WWII
Cpl. Corbin Sanderford of Mangham stationed in France. Sat, Oct 14, 1944 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com