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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Nevada County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1890.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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W. E. Arnold, M. D., is a native of Autauga County, Ala., born November 14, 1838, and when he was two years of age his parents emigrated to Arkansas, locating in Nevada County (them Hempstead) where the father, who was a Methodist minister, engaged in farming, and at times preached the gospel. His parents, William B. and L. P. (Hardin) Arnold, raised a large family of children, of whom our subject is the third to the youngest, and died in Nevada County, the father dying in 1848. The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm, attending the common schools of this county, and when twenty years of age began the study of medicine at the Atlanta (Ga.) Medical College, at which he was graduated in 1861. He enlisted in Company A, First Arkansas Regiment, as a private, and was subsequently made assistant surgeon of the same regiment, in which capacity he served until the surrender. While in front of Atlanta, dressing a wound on the field, he was wounded by being struck by a piece of shell, and disabled for a short time. At the close of the war he returned to Prescott, and resumed his practice, and has since been a resident here, and has built up a large and lucrative practice. He was married in 1868 to Mary McCollum, by whom he has five children, viz.: Ella, Pattie, Lottie, Robert and Clifton. Dr. Arnold is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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This family biography is one of 96 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Nevada County, Arkansas published in 1890.  For the complete description, click here: Nevada County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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