My great grandmother was Zola Catherine Halk, she was born February 25, 1888, she married Isaac Lincoln Jones in 1908 in Arkansas and they had 15 children with 8 of them living into adulthood. Her father was George W. Halk born July 18, 1853 in Arkansas, he is buried in Halk Cemetery, Cherry Valley, Cross County, Arkansas. George W. Halk married Anna Evaneline McCall who passed away after having their second child, Ruth Annie Halk who was born December 21, 1889. The girls were mostly raised in a Catholic Girls School or Orphanage in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. I have been told by a relative that this girls school is still in existence in Memphis but I have been unable to find any information on it online.
George W. Halk married again to Mattie Riley and they had 3 children Myrtle, Fay and Leo F. Halk who was born February 28, 1897. We have lost track of the families of these children and would like to get back in touch with them if anyone has any information on these families.
I think that Mattie Riley Halk went on to marry a man named Clampitt or Clampit and had at least one more child according to census records.