In December 1913, entrepreneur Harvey Couch and his associates purchased the Arkadelphia Water and Light Company, which produced small amounts of electricity for Arkadelphia. Their “Arkansas Power Company” had been incorporated just a few weeks earlier. Stockholders included Couch, J.H. Meek, J.L. Longino, W.C. Ribenack, C.S. McCain, J.B. Hampton, and J.W. Lee.
Richter, Wendy Bradley, "Electricity in Arkadelphia" (2016). Articles. 239.