September 17, 1902
In the catalyst for what became known as the Tucker-Parnell Feud (or Parnell-Tucker Feud), William Puckett of Texarkana (Miller County), who had arranged to marry Jessie Stevenson, arrived in El Dorado (Union County) to meet her. Stevenson worked for local photographer Bob Mullens, who became enraged when Puckett arrived at his studio trying to find her. The ensuing feud between families allied with people involved in the dispute was a series of assaults and shootings in the Union County area between 1902 and 1905, starting with a shootout in downtown El Dorado that left three dead in October 1902. The repercussions of the downtown shootings led to an estimated thirty to forty deaths in Union County over the three-year period.