November 11, 1904
James Anthony Dibrell Jr., a founder of the University of Arkansas Medical Department (now the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences—UAMS) and its second dean, died of pneumonia. He is buried in Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock (Pulaski County). The Dibrell home at 1400 Spring Street became known as “the gadget house” because of Dibrell’s love of modern devices such as doorbells, burglar alarms, and central heating. The home, still a private residence, remains in the twenty-first century as a cornerstone of Little Rock’s Quapaw Quarter Historical District.