Little River News
November 20, 1947
Former Owner of L. R News Dies at Hugo
Hugo- George Mark Barrett, a one time owner of the Little River News, died Friday at his home here following a week's illness with heart ailment. Funeral services were held Monday at the First Baptist Church, Hugo.
Judge Barrett is remembered by the long-time residents of Ashdown, as he studied law in the office of the late Judge Cowling, and was admitted to the bar in 1902. Judge Cowling's law office at that time was in the wooden building on the present site of the Dixie Theatre. While a practicing attorney here, Judge Barrett bought the Little River News, which he owned for a short time.
He moved to Idabel, Okla., where he was county attorney of McCurtain County. He served as state and federal judge in Oklahoma and at the time of his death, he was city attorney at Hugo.
George Marcus Barrett
B: June 7, 1874 Dyer County, Tennessee
D: November 20, 1947 Hugo, Oklahoma
Parents: John Franklin & Ulysis Hopper Barrett
Married: Della Herndon
Child: Ulice F. Barrett
George was my great grand uncle