The Rayville college boys and girls are home for the holidays. Among the number who have come to spend Christmas with their parents and home folks arc John and Hugh Walker Whatley,… Read More
LOUISE HICKS, one of the thousand guest children at the big Christmas celebration given by George B. Franklin & Son at Holly Ridge, receives a gift from Santa Claus.
John L Brice, of Co. M. 163rd U. S. Infantry, was killed in action July 24, 1918. The young man enlisted from Bienville parish in 1916, going overseas on June 2nd, 1916, from Camp Beauregard. He also saw service on the border of Mexico.
The following was printed in the Richland Beacon News on April 24, 1897. DEATH A GLORIOUS MORNING As long as the race continues, as long as the moon pursues her silvery course… Read More
Cpl. John R. Durham of Rayville Injured, Captured, Escapes, During Battle of Chosin Reservoir, in 1950 #KoreanWar
The Richland Beacon printed the following account of Durham’s participation in the massacre. Written from Yokohama, Japan, Dec. 11, 1950. Letter from John Durham during Korea Sat, Dec 30, 1950 – ·… Read More
“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
Missing in action, First Lieutenant Ray A. Boyd. Sat, Feb 24, 1945 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com FIRST LIEUTENANT RAY A. BOYD January… Read More
Garrett Sullivan was born on Friday, July 27, 1894. He was the eldest of seven children born to Henry Graton Sullivan and Lillie Eliza (Liza’) Smith. Graton was 23 and Liza was… Read More