Lockesburg Tribune Lockesburg, Sevier County, Arkansas Thursday, March 25, 1926
(below is exactly as taken from paper with spelling errors)
March Griger March Griger, 103 year odl negro, a resident of the Paraclifta community for some 40 years, died at his home Tuesday, March 16, and was laid to rest in the Humpersneck cemetery March 17, Rev. Talley of Wilton conducting the funeral services.Uncle March was an interesting character.He was a friend to everyone, and everyone a friend of his.Those closely aquainted wih him cannot recall anything wrong against him.He was honest, upright--a true Christian gentleman.All during his life here he was forever instilling right principles into yonger neogros about him.He was at one time a slave, one of the South's genuine of darkies.
About 45 years ago, he came to Arkansas from South Carilina or Georgia with his master (we are not informed who) and for several years rented land from L.H. Norwood, Sr., later buying a place from him, where he made his home until his death.
He was a hard worker.At one time he cultivated sufficient land to produce 15 bales of cotton, and did all his plowing with one mule.
Uncle March fought for the South's cause, and took great pride in the fact that he did so.
It is quite a coincidence that Uncle March was born on March, was name March, and died in March.