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Saturday, July 9, 2016

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Thomas W. Neal

"Coz Tom Neal" was written by Maggie Martin Cook daughter of Laura Bryan and Thomas Jefferson Martin.

Earlier this week, I posted photos and family information about Alice Belle Cook Neal. Thomas W. Neal was her husband. He was born on January 8, 1879; the son of Simeon T. Neal and Louisa Wardlaw. He was born and raised near Castor in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.  All records indicate that he was a general farmer. He was also a member of the Castor Methodist Church, a Mason, and, at one time, a merchant in Castor. 

Thomas W. Neal married Alice Belle Cook on Dec. 23, 1900 in Bienville Parish and they had children Priscilla Neal, James Bryan Neal, Simeon Thomas Neal, and Josie Catherine Neal. 

Thomas W. Neal died on January 14, 1933 from an accidental shooting. An article describing his death is difficult to read, but can be found by clicking on this link at The Digital Archives of the Bienville Parish Library. Thomas W. Neal is buried in the Old Castor Cemetery with at least three generations of Neals. 

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Blackwell, Wylie. Blackwell, Cooper Family Tree at "Thomas W Neal - Facts." Web. 7 Jul. 2016. <>.

Digital Archives of the Bienville Parish Public Library. "Accident Ends Life of Castor Man Saturday," The Bienville Democrat. 19 Jan. 1933. Arcadia, LA. Retrieved July 07, 2016, from

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014 and September 14, 2014. Used with permission.

"Thomas W Neal (1879 - 1933) - Find A Grave Memorial." Web. 7 Jul. 2016. <>.

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