January 25, 1941
Singer, songwriter, and publisher E. M. Bartlett died. He is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs (Benton County). Bartlett was posthumously inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1973. Bartlett was born in Missouri, but he and his parents relocated to Sebastian County, Arkansas, when he was a child. With the exception of his protégé, Albert E. Brumley, no other Arkansas figure contributed more to the development of the Southern gospel music genre than Bartlett.