Alonza Andrew “Lon” Pace – was born in Benton County on November 23, 1866, and his parents were Milton A. and Mary Jane Maxwell Pace. His family was one of the early settlers in the county. Mr. Pace was a business developer in Bentonville for many years. He had established a reputation strictly on the merit of his work. He was the leading contractor in the city at that time and had built some of the leading business houses, including the Massey Hotel, Benton County National Bank, Masonic Temple, and the Benton County Jail. By a glance at these different constructions, one can readily appreciate the class of work that was turned out by Mr. Pace.
He also had a farm of 125 acres with the most modern dwellings at that time. He generally spent his time on fruit farming. He was one of Bentonville’s leading citizens and never let an opportunity pass to boost the city. Mr. Pace was a gentleman who retained success by perseverance and hard work, and was one in whom the public could place implicit trust and confidence. Mr. Pace passed away August 10, 1957, and is buried in the Bentonville Cemetery.