THE FLORALA NEWS February-December 1911
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Florala Alabama Newspaper
02 FEB 1911-
d. Dr. Wm. Edwards of Milligan, one of the best known citizens of
J.P. Bailey spent Friday in Opp.
Thomas Spradley & family moved to
Mrs. W.W. Taylor visited relatives this week.
C.C. Everidge, merchant of
G.W. Dunson of
Ben Spears spent Monday at
Dr. Adams is able to be on the street again.
J.N. Cardwell was a visitor to Opp last week.
Dr. S.R. Burgess of Opp spent Sunday & Monday last in the city.
Gene Grant of Florala is visiting relatives at Rose Hill this week.
Mr. Mcleod of
W.W. Taylor has moved his jewelry store two doors above the post office.
Mrs. F. L. Jones returned home after a visit to her brother, J.L. Gafford at
J.A. Redding of the Florala Cash Store, is now with J.R. Sheppard and invites friends around.
Misses Ollie Brunson and Willie Kendrick spent last Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. L.C. Horn at Paxton.
Marshall Wall rounded up two negroes Saturday night for disorderly conduct. They had a hearing before Mayor George.
R.G. Hoover has returned from a trip to
Monroe Andrews of Enterprise, has moved to the southeast part of Florala.
H.C. Williamson of Florala was among the visitors in the city yesterday.
Mr. & Mrs. Ward of
Jno. A. Davis has moved into his home recently purchased in southwest Florala.
Wilson, the 15 year old son of J.W. Griffin of Hacoda, was carried to
W.W. Taylor has a very sick child.
D.A. Edwards now occupies the two-story residence on
09 FEB 1911-
d. Hugh Vernon Stribbling who was born Sept. 1909 and died Feb. 05, 1911. He was the only child of Jesse and Alice Stribbling, after funeral services were conducted he was carefully placed in a vault at
23 Feb 1911 –
b. to Mr. & Mrs. J .J.
d. Mrs. A.E. Redman was called to Eufaula several days ago by the death of her Father.
d. J. H. Hall, living between Opp and Brantley, was killed. He was thrown from his wagon and entangled in the harness and dragged a considerable distance and sustained fatal injuries.
d. The little two-year old child of Mrs. And Mrs. W. W.
02 March 1911-
m. Miss Bessie Williams and Mr. John Clary joined in matrimony last Saturday, at the home of the brides parents in the city.
d. Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Jones of
09 March 1911-
b. A son to Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Kendrick.
d. Mrs. R.J. Freeman of
d. J. Waller Henry, a well known insurance man of Andalusia, died suddenly at
Miss Belle Morgan of Georgiana is visiting Florala, the guest of J. F. Kendrick and Family.
Misses Effie McDonald and Ethel McLeod are canvassing the city
F. A. Florence was confined to his bed several days this week.
J. T. Hughes, prominent mill man left Wednesday for
Mrs. John Smith of Graceville, is visiting Florala.
Mrs. J. E. Turner of Florala, was here last week on a visit to her daughter, Miss Essie Turner, who is attending Palmer College.- DeFuniak Herald
Dr. G.F. Petry has been appointed permanent superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School.
Our sister, Mrs. E.M. Stewart, has removed from our midst to
Miss Beatrice Cawthorn of Florala, here on a visit to her siste, Mrs. W.F. Meigs returned to her home Sat. morning.- DeFuniak Herald
16 March 1911-
d. John Sasser shot and killed James Veasey, a few days ago. The killing occurred in the Green butler neighborhood, above Andulasia. Sasser made his escape.
d. Mrs. Donald G. Campbell of Paxton died at the home of J. W. Campbell last Friday. The body was taken to
m. Miss Leila Tucker, daughter of J. B. Tucker of Laurel Hill and Jodie Williams were married a few days ago. The bride is a granddaughter of Mrs. Cynthia Tucker of Florala.
m. Invitations announcing the marriage in the 22nd of W. H. Turner of
23 March 1911-
d. W.H. Jolley, merchant of
d. Will Powell, negro, shot and killed while trying to escape from the Horseshoe Lumber Camp a few days ago.
30 March 1911-
d. Little Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Bush of
m. W. H. Turner and Miss Annie Baggett, Wednesday last week. The bride is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Baggett.
Of Interest- Among visitors to Florala last Saturday from Georgiana were:
Mrs. E.W. Holland, Mrs. W.H. Knox, Misses Willie May Knox, Sallie Lee, Clyde Boone, Nell and Vera Martin, Ruby Johnson, Ina and Zeddie Shepherd, Alva Shell, Birdie Bargainier, Ida Putnam, Pearl Laseth, Hattie and Bernice Rhodes, Prof. E. L. Stough and family, Clinton Cross, R.B. Rhodes, Calvin Lee, Chester Davis, Jno. Edwards and Bob Hay.
06 April, 1911-
d. C. A. Beasley, one of the oldest citizens of Red level, died on the 18th of March.
13 April 1911-
d. Rev. L. A. M. Thomasson
Lorenza A. Marion Thomasson, the subject of this sketch b. in York Dist. Of
He was married in 1847 to Miss Martha Henley of
27 April 1911-
d. John S. Hunt, agent of the Southern Railway & postmaster at
d. Sudden death of Mrs. Sallie A.
McDaniel, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Stewart, at Paxton on Friday,
April 21st. Her granddaughter was Miss Vonceil Stewart. She was 68
years old and moved to Florala from Rose Hill, several years ago. She leaves 7
children: Miss Lillie Hagie, Century,
N.B. Powell of Opp, was a visitor.
Charles Rubenstein of
Mr & Mrs. M.C. Rudd of
G.W. Crawford of Florala was a business visitor to Defuniak.
Master Bert McCall of Florala is here on a visit to her Aunt, Mrs. Bert Murray- Defuniak Herald.
Mrs. Henry Davis left this week to visit Relatives.
Mr. Lawson of Lockhart, is attending Sunday School in
Mrs. McLendon, Mother of Mrs. W.W. Taylor is visiting relatives in
Milton McDaniel returned to
Miss Eva McKeiten, who has been visiting at the home of Mrs. Carpenter, has returned of Defuniak.
W.H. Sheppard who has been sick is now at the home of his brother, W.M. Sheppard in Florala.
11 MAY 1911-
d. J.R. Moseley returned from Florala last Sunday, whither he had gone to attend the burial of his sister, Mrs. Sallie McDaniel of Florala- Marianna Courier.
d. Lafayette Cawthorn, last week, children Mrs. L.L. Charles of Caryville and Mrs. W.F. Meigs of Defuniak Fl.
d. Walter Merrill and a negro, Bob Dawson died after a shooting difficulty occurred.
d. Levi Kent, aged 65 died at
C.W. Snowden is serving as a member of the Grand Jury in the
Mrs. J.J. Johnston will leave Sat. morning on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Milton McDaniel at
Miss Eloise Searcy of Abbeville spent Sunday night with Mr. and Mrs. Shepperd.
Miss Gussie Cutts of near Laurel Hill visited Florala friends this week.
J.E. Hughes was called to business in
Baptist Convention meets the 17th at Jacksonville Fl. The following Florala parties will attend: Rev. E.M. Stewart and wife, J.E. Hughes and wife, J.T. Hughes and daughter, H.A. Hughes and wife, D.C. Hart and wife, T.J. George and wife, J.R. Shepperd and wife.
11 MAY 1911-
Dr. W.F. Galloway, S.M. Quick, J.M. Helms, J. Alto Matthews, Geo. W. Reeves, A.L. Wilson, J.M. Roberson and Theo S. Lanz went by automobile to Defuniak.
ADVERTISED LETTERS remaining at Post Office this May 8th, 1911.
Safronia Bryant, C.H. Corlir, Clifford Canal, Miss Tamsie Crosby, Miss Rebecca Christian, W.D. Carr, Miss Cella Davis, W.R. Dixon, H.E. Elyard, Miss Fannie Hoover, Mrs. Will Helms, G.W. Hicks, Sandy Hightower, Mrs. Carry Johnson, Lee Johnson, George Jones, Miss Lula Jones, C.H. Lee, Miss Everlene Lee, Mrs. Mary Loyd, Miss Iola Martin, J. Hugh McLauchlin, Miss Jannie Munree, Miss Annie night, Mrs. D.N. Newell, C. Night, T.M. Norbridge, Charlie Patterson, C.H. Parker, Miss Mary J. Progress, J.L. Pettyjohn, J.W. Pettyjohn, Mrs. Patry Pearson, G.W. Reeves, W.B. Reid, John Stevens, Miss Donie Scellery, Mrs. Mary Sellers, Miss Carrie Lee Scott, F.W. Sharp, Henry Shelby, John Sanders, Miss Mollie Smart, Joseph Sevay, Miss Martha Thomas, Carrie L. Ware, Fannie Waters, G.W. Williams, L.M. Wilkison, Mrs. Bill Wilson, Miss Eva Wiliams, Mrs. Emmie Williams, Jim Williams, Mrs. Catie Williams, Miss Rebia Williams, J. Wilson, G.H. Williams.
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d. The little six year old daughter of R. L. Gregory and wife, of Lakewood, died last Monday and was buried in Florala Cemetery on Tuesday.
Advertised Letters remaining fro the week ending May 15, 1911
Mrs. Ashley Heron Aboit, Mrs. S.D. Abbott, Lushel Adams, Mrs. Julia Brown, Tom Brown, Liga Bar, Will Beal, Miss Gracy Caylor, Jimmie Clayton, M.D. Colley, Joe Garrett, Miss Hannah James, Neadom Johnson, Mrs. Tom Lee, Mrs. Mamie Long, Kaul Lumber Co., Miss Ider Mason, Mrs. Sarah McRay, Mrs. Isoline McMillion, Mrs. Rosie Morris, M.C. Kenny, Mrs. Neil W. Ray, Anna Smith, Carrie Lee Scott, Mrs. Alice Tord, Amos Water, Mrs. Ashie Wadkins & John Wesley.
Night watchman John Adams of
Mrs. E.R. Partridge opened her beautiful home yesterday afternoon to friends.
Accidental Killing Of Negro, J.M. Riles, superintendent of the Jackson Lumber Co. repeatedly ordered a negro trespasser to leave from that portion of the Mill were it is strictly prohibited, Riles attempted to club the negro with his pistol and accidentally shot and killed a negro standing slightly to his rear. Drs. Galloway & Adams were called, but the wound was fatal. Mr. Riles had a preliminary hearing before Judge Whitt on Tuesday, but after investigation of the facts, he was acquitted, showing accidental death.
Henderson Burgess spent sometime fishing at Limestone,
Miss Jospehine Cawthorn of Defuniak is visiting her sister here, Mrs. Lucius Moss.
Mrs. Mollie Smith raised some of the largest radishes this season we ever saw.
Miss McDonald of Florala, is a Guest at the home of her sister, Mrs. T.F. Plummer.
Mrs. W.T. Teat left Saturday to visit her parents in Brantley.
W.W. Cotter spent last Sunday at
Robert Wicker of Florala visited his sister, Mrs. N.T. Hutto here Sunday- Slocomb News.
T.B. Allen spent Saturday in the city. His Mother, Mrs. D.C. Allen came with him and will spend time visiting.
Mrs. Parker and daughters, Misses Ethel and Lena, of Florala, came to
25 MAY 1911-
m. John Aplin and Miss Ida Dredden of Svea, were married at the home of W.T. Aplin on the evening of the 18th of May, by Justice of the Peace Gray. A feature added to the pleasure of the Occasion, was, the unexpected arrival, just at the conclusion of the ceremony, of the father of the bride- the first meeting of father and daughter in five years.
d. Rev. E.B. Arms Dead, death occurred at his home in
d. Fred Clements, shot and killed in
d. Mrs. Hope Cawthorn died at the home of her sister, Mrs. D. L. McSwain at
Jesse markham, from near Cravey’s bridge, has moved to Florala.
Judge J.D. bailey is having a commodious barn built.
Mrs. Spears recently visited Mr. and Mrs. W. Larkin at Muscogee, Fl.
Murray Cawthorn of Defuniak is acting cashier at the Bank of Florala, during the sickness of T.S. Lanz.
Griffin Miller is Shearing Sheep.
F.A. Florence had a valuable horse to die Tuesday night.
Miss Viola Cravey of
Capt. Steve Cawthorn, a pioneer citizen has been quie sick for several days.
Miss Elizabeth Aplin of Lockhart, and the little grandchildren of J.M. Aplin, visited
Miss Emma Mathews of
01 June 1911-
d. W. M. Shirley died at his home at Hacoda last week.
d. Mrs. Julia Robinson, aged 57 years died last Sunday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A.D. Chambliss,
J.M. Daniel was in
W.T. Prestwood went fishing out on
Miss Morgan Jones spent several days this week in Lockhart.
Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Oates of Headland were in Florala yesterday.
Mrs. F.H. Leggett leaves this week to visit relatives in
Mrs. M. Lurie returned home from her visit at Union Springs last Saturday.
Andrew Trammell of Lockhart returned home for summer vacation. He has been in school in
Miss Mary Lee Williams, who has been teaching in Coffee Springs, arrived in Florala to spend her vacation.
15 June 1911-
d. C.C. Beasley was called to Ozark Monday last on account of the death of his mother, Mrs. Eliza Beasley, She was visiting her daughter, Mrs. C.C. Stokes and taken ill. She was above 70 years of age. Her remains were laid to rest in
Jno. T. Echols, Henry Hughes, Henry Davis, W.H. Arnold, Allen Davis and Albert Searcy went to Zone’s mill fishing last week.
Mrs. L.G. Ray and Miss nona Bailey left last Monday for
Miss Christian McLeod will leave in a few days for
Mrs. W.M. Sheppard and son Dewy are on a visit to relatives to Pickard.
Richard Richburg returned Saturday night from
Miss Mary Ida Smith was absent from business due to illness this week.
J.H. Williams, representing Shreve-Milligan Co., of
Mrs. J.D. Thomas, accompanied by Little Miss Mattie
Stephens arrived at Florala this week for a visit with relatives.
Marshall Busbee visited his old home Sunday.
F.A. Florence, suffering from past eye problems is in
Jas. Brawner of
Mrs. J.B. Reid accompanied by Mrs. Sam Jones are visiting
Dr. Broughton and wife of
B.E. Whiddon of Florala, Al. was a visitor here Saturday and Sunday, going out to
Mr. and Mrs. Davis of
Mrs. Harrison and children of
F.G. White and daughter, Miss Alma White, came over from
29, June 1911
d. D.C. Hart died early Friday morning, it was expected. The remains were laid away in
29, June 1911
Miss Cawthon, who has been spending a few days in Florala with her father, will soon leave to
W.H. Arnold was at
Dr. Miller of Paxton went down to
Byrd Spears is visiting friends in Pickard and
Hiram Bush of Milligan, visited relatives here a few days ago.
Allen Curry of
Frank Spears is visiting friends and relatives at Florala.
W.H. Rawls of
Miss Addie Lee Barnes of
Bud Clarys says crops are good in his neighborhood near laurel Hill, but needing rain.
Levi Morrell near Opp, while in Florala last Saturday, called our friends at the news office.
Mrs. Charley Wiggins of
Judge L.J. Salter of
Miss Callie Wars of
There is a new heir at the home of W.T. Hodge.
W.W. Cotter spent Sunday with relatives at
Mrs. J.S. Rozier is spending some time with relatives at Opp.
Prof. J.S. Rozier is taking a summer course at the
Miss Lannis Vickery of
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Bush has been sick for the past several days.
Miss Mattie McDaniel returned a few days ago from a visit to relatives at
Dr. G.O. Spears of
E. Wallace of
Mallie Everette who has been at
Mrs. Frank McClure, who has been visiting Mrs. H.H. McDougald for the past few days, returned to her home at
Miss Susie Walden returned to her home at Defuniak Sunday morning, after spending some time with her sister Mrs. T.H. Edney.
Mrs. Charlie Stewart and daughter, Miss Bonceil, of Paxton,
and Miss Mattie McDaniel of Florala, left for
Resolutions: Whereas the death angel has visited Sovereign
S.E. Hart, and taken her beloved husband, be it resolved, That McDonough Grove,
No. 32, extend sympathy.
6 July 1911-
Sovereigns: Sallie B. Beasley, Carrie L. Martin, Levonia Howell, Lee Hix, Effie P. Bell, Ch’m’n.
“Some Missing Issues”
m. J. T. Byrd and bride of Noma,
H.A. Helmes visited
Miss Beulah Manning visited relatives and friends at DeFuniak.
Miss Maggie Lou Prestwood of
Attny. A.R. Powell of
Colon Allen of Brundidge, Al is visiting his grandparents Rev, D.C. Allen and wife.
Miss Annie V. Helmes, mother and little brother are spending some time at
Mr. and Mrs. B.R. Roe of Samson were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Reeves last Sunday.
Mrs. Landrum and daughter, Miss Lonnie of DeFuniak, were visitors to Florala a few days ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Helmes and little granddaughter Miss Grace Lawrence are at
Gladys tucker, little granddaughter of Mrs. B. F. Tucker, was quite ill several days.
Mr. Spradley and family of
Mrs. John Whittington and children are spending the day at Laurel Hill.
Jas. H. Burgess was out of town last week.
Rev. D.C. Allen will leave next Saturday for
Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Stribling and Mr. and Mrs. W.L. McLauchlin went up to
Mrs. W.C. Whitt (teacher), left here Monday for
Dr. A.E. Martin, (vet, surgeon, dentist), left Sunday for Apalachicola, Sumatra, Wilmer, and
Mr. Spradley and family of
Miss Lyda Odell Greene spent a couple of days at Lytle, AL., last week, the guest of T.L. Greene.
J.W. Griffin and wife of
Misses Nannie Pearl and Elizabeth Cawthon have returned from Florala.
Miss Susie Walden returned to her home at DeFuniak Sunday morning after spending some time with her sister, Mrs. T.H. Edney.
J.J. Johnston sustained a painful cut on his left hand at Caw thorn’s meat market last Tues.
6 July 1911-
J.W. Angle, chief of police of Samson, was at Florala
Wednesday, leaving for home Thursday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. W.L. McLauchlin and little son, Master Phillip, will leave in a few days for a visit to the former’s Mother at
13 July 1911
b. James Dopson and wife of Lockhart was born a son a few days ago.
List of mail remaining in this office for the past week and if not called for in 30 days will be sent to the dead letter office: Mrs. Mannie Albison, Eveline Bryan, Marie Barlow, Nicie Bell, Alice Byrd, Mrs. R.C. Byrd, C.B. Bush, Mrs. Gretchen Cooper, Mrs. M.C. Campbell, Anna Covington, Laura Collingsworth, F.L. Flemming, Bessie Gillerest, M.G. Givins (5), Ellick James, Mrs. Olive I. Johnson, Mrs. Dump Jones, Lizzie Jones, Emma Jackson, Lue Jones, LDS Kitchins, Katruty McUqece, Rellie McDuffie, Emily McWaters, Mrs. Clara Miller, Lucile Moore, Mairran Rainey, Geo Rolock, I Rimson, Polly Ann Smith, Camelia Smith, C.S. Sessoms, Offie Thompson, Ella Thomas, D.D. Thompson, R.E.L. Thompson, S. White, Addie Wilson, Bishop Woods, Jessie Youngblood.
Judge Wood has been sick for several days.
Mrs. Annie Lee Thompson is visiting relatives at Dozier.
Mrs. Whitehead of Ariton, is visiting Mrs. John Riles of Lockhart.
Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. McDuffie of Samson were visitors to Florala last week.
Mrs. Lula Wilson and Mrs. Chestnut of Samson was recent visitors to the city.
Mrs. J.H. Evans left last week for
Contractor Farmer has completed the new residence of W.W. Taylor in
H.D. Garner spent last Sunday at Florala.
Mrs. B.H. Farmer and children, Foster, Olin, and Hazel, are visiting relatives and friends at
Miss Sallie Collier is visiting relatives at
Mrs. Mollie Smith is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Milton McDaniel of
Mrs. J.R. Shepherd recently spent several days visiting at
Mrs. W.H. Vaughan and children have returned from a visit to Evergreen,
Mrs. M. Cohn, of Union Springs, accompanied by her son and daughter, Sam Cohn, and Maggie Cohn is visiting daughter, Mrs. M. Lurie.
20 July 1911-
d. R.F. Allen died on the train between
d. George Carroll and his 11 year old son were struck by lightning and instantly killed while fishing in the
W.F. Brunson visited Georgiana last week.
Mrs. J.F. Kendrick is visiting her sister, MRS. W.W. Wise of Samson.
Mrs J.W. Williams leaves today for Dozier.
Mrs. Thomas of Eufaula is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Redmon.
Miss Susie Barnes of
Miss Annie McDonald is visiting her sister, Mrs. T.F. Plummer of
Miss Rubie Adams of East Florala is visiting her Aunt, Mrs. J.B. Jones of
Miss Callie Spears left Saturday morning last for
Miss Marian Cawthon returned Sunday from Florala where she had been visiting her aunt, Mrs. Nannie Bowers.- Defuniak Springs
Mr. Bowie stricken with paralysis at the home of his son-in-law-, E.R. Jordan last week was carried to his home in Fort Deposit. There was a slight improvement in his condition before he left Florala.
Miss Annie McDonald is visiting her sister, Mrs. T.F. Plummer of
Miss Rubie Adams of East Florala is visiting her aunt, Mrs. J.B. Jones of
J.J. Potts, one of
Those present at a delightful picnic: Host, Mr. Davis
Misses Susie Barnes of Andalusia, Lyda Green of Bainbridge, Ga., Beulah Manning, Katie Lee Wynn, Marguerite McRae, Lucille Manning, Lila Wall, Gladys Wall, Marie Echols, Susie Clements, Minnie Larkin, Tommie Davis and Irma Rye; Messers. Grady Cowan of
27 July 1911-
Billie Cawthorn visited
Mrs. Mary Trawick died at the advanced age of 111 years in
Clarence Dubose left Monday for Pera.
Mrs. O.F. Lee is spending some time with relatives at
Miss Callie Spears has returned home from a pleasant visit to
Mrs Ed Bracewell and son, Master Ben, are on a visit to relatives at
Mrs. Claude Cawthon and little son are spending a few days with
Dr. B.M. Clayton, wife and child of
Will Hudson of Andalusia was at Florala last Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Helms have returned to Florala from
W.J. Black visited relatives at
Mrs. J.E. Helmes returned Sunday from
Mrs. Curry Cawthon and daughter, Anita, left Tuesday for
Misses Leize and Fern Galloway left Tuedsay for
D.T. Williams of Florala is in
Will Braswell and Early Martin of Enterprise are visitors to Florala.
J.R. Caton of Union Springs is spending several days with his father W.D. Canton of Lockhart.
Abe Albert of Eufala reached here Wednesday night and is the guest of L.S. and M. Lurie.
Mrs. M. Cohn, son and daughter, Sam Cohn and Miss Maggie Cohn, of Union Springs returned home last week.
Rev. W.F. Martin stopped over at Florala Sunday night on his way home to Laurel Hill, from
W.G. Matthews of Florala is spending a few days in the city with relatives.
Mrs. Monroe Andrews sustained a painful injury while gathering peaches in the Orchard a few days ago. Dr. A.L. Wynn was called in and dressed the injury.
27 July 1911-
3 August 1911
m. Q.P. Davis and Miss Foley were married by Justice of the Peace Bracken Miller on last Sunday. Both parties resided at Elba.
d. Mrs. Bryant, who died at Laurel Hill, was brought to Florala last Saturday night and the remains sent to some point in Georgia over the Central Road Sunday Morning. The corpse was accompanied to this place by James Clary and wife, D.R. Moore, Charley Jones and wife and other friends. The couple had been married only 3 months.
d. Mrs. Sophie Bush died at Milligan a few days ago.
Dr. Allen H. Miller, has moved from Falco to Millville, Fla.
Mrs. Grissett of Troy is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Watson.
Dr. M. Baggett, Physician of Laurel Hill, was at Florala last Saturday.
Goodman and Willie Bethea of Brooklyn are visiting their sister, Mrs. W.L. Howell.
An infant of W.H. Vaughan is quite ill.
Mrs. Alice Pouncey and daughter, little Miss Sadie, are visiting their relatives at Bellwood.
Mrs. J.W. Marley and children of Jackson, Miss., are spending a month with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Sheenan.
Mr. and Mrs. Levy Creel and children of Barbour County, who have been visiting the family of E.S. Sheehan, left for home Saturday.
J.M. York of Pinckhard, visited Florala this week.
Misses Cora and Willie Kendrick are visiting at Bullock, Al.
Mr. and Mrs. Herd of near Opp were visitors to Florala last Tuesday.
Mrs. Ed Bracewell returned Sunday from Bellwood.
Mrs. W.M. Sheppard and son Dewey returned from a visit to Pinckard last Tuesday.
J.R. Shepherd who has been at Panama City for several days returned home Saturday night.
Jno. T. Echols and wife will leave in a few days for New York, Baltimore, and other eastern markets.
Miss Nettie Yapiola, of Pensacola, is spending time with her sister, Mrs. B.E. Whidden.
Miss Annie Bennett of Georgiana is a popular guest of Misses Kate and Vivian Parker, of South Fifth Street.
Rev. E.M. Stewart is ill at Greenville, where he went to attend the Baptist convention.
Mrs. Nannie Bowers of Florala arrived Tuesday night to visit her brother, Hutch Cawthon and family.
Mrs. Charles of Careyville has been spending some days with Mrs. Lafayette at East Florala, left for home Sunday morning.
Rev. W.R. Bickerstaff left Saturday for Banks where he goes to conduct a series of meeting.
Eugene Carpenter, one of Florala’s crack Base ball players is serving as apprenticeship as express messenger on the Central road, being from Florala to Smithsville
Miss Pearl Evans and little Misses Winnie Shepherd and Ollie Wilson left on a visit to Troy Tuesday morning.
Mrs. N.D. Miller, after a stay of several weeks with Miss Lafayette Cawthon, left for her home in Bonifay, Fla., last week.
Misses Lou and Lena Hammond left Tuesday morning for a visit to relatives at Brockton, Enterprise, Dothan, and Elba.
J.T and S.L. Boutwell and two sisters, the Misses Boutwell, of Opp, passed through Florala Wednesday en route to Seranton, Al. They go to visit their sister, Mrs. Lafayette Whitehead who is ill with typhoid fever.
Frank Cox, the flagman of Opp division of L& N system is ill at the family home in South Florala. Mr. Long is filling the position.
R.A. French, wife, and child are spending a few days in the city.
List of mail remaining in this office for the past week and if not called for in 30 days will be sent to the dead letter office: Mrs. Georgia Arnton, Cleven Bardner, Mrs. Janie Broom, Henry Coleman, Miss Reesie Culver, Clifford Caull, Anna Day, Anna Davis, Miss Celestia Ewing, Renuert George Emorall, John Gipson, Tom House, Frank Harson, Miss Susie Jackson, Miss Mary Jenkins, Charlie Jenkins, L.O. Low, H.A. Menshaw, W.L. Moor, Miss Katie Lee McNeil, Mrs. Willie May Mitchell, W.M. Nelson(2), Eddie Paullin C.C. Pugh, Jim Pace, Charlie Reed, John Rebony, Jack Ramond, William Respess, M. M. Shane J.F. Thorner, Miss Faldonia Walumey, Sam White, Limos Walker, George Williams, -Westmoreland, J.E.P. D.A. Ewing, Postmaster.
10 August 1911-
m.Eugene W. Grant and Miss Carrie Dale Stewart of Rose Hill were married
Wednesday, August 9th.
b. A new son arrived at the home of Chas. Chancey Monday.
b. Born to Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Jones, a daughter last Saturday. d. A little child of William d. Sellars of Lockhart was buried last Monday afternoon.
d. John Glenn, dropped dead at Enterprise last week.
d. Miss Margarite George, the fifteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. George, died last Wednesday morning at 7:00.
d. Bishop Fitzgerald, a leader in Southern Methodism, is dead.
b. Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Burgess have an heir- a son, arrived last Sunday.
b. Born to Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Hutchinson at 8:00 last Monday, a daughter.
Miss Ruby Lee visited friends and relatives at Georgianna a few days ago.
Rev. J.M. Thomas of Andalusia, was in the city last Tuesday.
J.R. Shepherd was at Glendale, Fla., last week.
Mrs. Register of Graceville is visiting her daughter, Mrs. James Burgess.
Mrs. Bowling Powell of Florala visited Mrs. J.M. Stokes of Montgomery last week.
Miss Mamie Davis of Florala is visiting relatives and friends in the city this week.
Miss Martha Lou Pendry of Andalusia has been visiting at the home of her brother, Dr. J.W. Pendry.
Miss Jennie Debardelaben of Wetumpka, and Miss Gypsy Smith of Opp, visited their friends, Misses Rubie and Jessie Lee.
Little Miss Clandys Swilley left Sunday morning for Dothan, Quitman, Valdosta, Boston, and other southern points.
George Wise, and Miss Summerset of Elba, came to Florala last Sunday and were united in marriage.
Rev. Brooks Lawrence Eill lecture at the Methodist Church tomorrow- Friday night.
W.C. Parish, of the firm of E.S. & R.W. Parish, Gaskin, Fla., was in the city this week.
Mrs. Claude Cawthon mad Mrs. Curry Cawthon returned Tuesday night from a visit to Montgomery.
Mrs. J. Boles entertained last Thursday night in honor of her sister, Mrs. Marley, who is visiting.
N.C. Mcphail resides two miles northeast of Florala reports good crops.
Mrs. Walter Garrett and children of Bonifay, Fl. is spending time with her Mother and Sister, Mrs. B.F. Tucker and Mrs. J.A. Garrett.
Mrs. Sadie Beecham of Atlanta is visiting her daughters, Mrs. Croley and Mrs. Matthews on Fifth St. She is accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Fred Ashcraft, also of Atlanta.
E.L. Brewer, and Charley Robinson of Brooklyn, was at Florala this week.
Massey Barden and family are ending several days with relatives at Red Level.
Preston Clements of Pinckard, left for home Monday morning after a week’s
stay with his two young friends Dewey Shepherd and Byrd Spears.
G.W. Smith and H.L. Gilmore and mother of Dothan, visited Coot Johnson and family this week.
L.P. Parker and mother and Master Ralph Howell and little Miss Addie Bee Parker of Albany, Ga., were the guests Saturday of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Howell.
Mrs. E.W. Carter and little daughter, Lois of Opp, stopped over Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Swilley on their way to Valdosta, Ga.
W.C.W. Cawthon and wife and Miss Fannie Barron of Andalusia, were at Florala last Friday.
P.W. Dannelly lives six miles from Opp.
Rev. E. M. Stewart resigns as Pastor of the Baptist Church last Sunday night.
Miss Annie Bennett of Georgiana, is visiting Misses Vivian and Kate Parker had an enjoyed time, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Penton were the Chaperones.
11 August 1911-
m. A very quiet wedding, but one in which numerous Pensacola people were interested was yesterday at 4:00.Rev. Father Kennedy joined Miss Henrietta Smith and Mr. Arlie E. Mann. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jeudivine, they will make their home in Florala.
17 August 1911-
d. Miss Margaret George died on August 9, 1911, at the age of 16 years and
four months, her parents are Mr. and Mrs. T.J. George.
L.A. Free was at Samson this week.
S.M. Quick was in Andalusia Tuesday.
Miss Trudie Bannister visited Laurel Hill this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Shepherd were at DeFuniak last Friday.
J.W. Patterson of Andalusia was here Saturday.
W.H. Mapoles of Laurel Hill was at Florala Tuesday.
C.M. Dozier, who is teaching 8 miles from town, was here Saturday.
Mrs. G.W. Reeves is on a visit to relatives in Hartford.
Mrs. Will Galloway of East Florala is visiting South Carolina.
H.A. Hughes and wife, Jno. T. Echols are in New York.
Mrs. Mason residing in the southern part of town has been ill.
Grady McDaniel who has been sick is back on duty.
Miss Pearl Adams will attend School at Montevallo.
Rev. D.C. Allen will preach at Svea Sunday at 11 O’clock.
George W. hicks, a Covington County White man, is the first person to ever be arrested in Alabama, charge is obstruction of a navigational Stream. He was taken into custody on Wednesday.
Ben D. Spears, has returned after vacationing.
Mrs. Davis and children of Hartford, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Bailey.
Mrs. Katie Osteen of Milton, Fl., passed through Florala en route to Rose Hill to visit Relatives.
Mrs. Maude Burns returned to her home in Lockhart, Ala., Saturday morning after a few days stay with kinfolks.
Mrs. J.E. Register and little daughter, Minnie is visiting relatives in Florala.
Miss Gertie McGowan of Georgia has accepted a position as saleslady at the florala Cash Store.
Prof. J.P. Doster and wife were visitors at Enterprise last week.
Mrs. A.R. Dozier and two little grandchildren, Clara and Hankersly Hicks, left Monday morning for a week’s visit to their old home at Rose Hill.
Sherriff Collins of Milton, Fla., and Sherriff Bell of Walton County, Fla., was at Florala this week.
Prof. Dunn of Highland Home, lectured at the Methodist church last Thursday night.
Rev. W.M.L. Johns passed through Florala Monday en route to his home on the Yellow River. He has been assisting Rev. D.C. Allen.
Curry and Carl Cawthon left at the O.K. drug store last Friday two stalks of cane of the ribbon and green cane variety.
Mrs. John Taylor Smith of Graceville, Fla., is visiting relatives here. She once resided in Florala. Her home is now in Graceville.
Mrs. W.C. Whitt returned Thursday from Selma, where she had been spending some time with her brother, who has been seriously ill.
24 August 1911-
d. The funeral of M. Thrower will be preached at Chapel Hill church on the 4th Sunday in August at 11:00 o’clock.
d. G.W. Loveless, of Covington County, died at the home of his son, below
Andalusia a few days ago. Remains will be interred at Bethany Church.
m. Alec Atwell and Miss Pearl Woodham of Opp, were married last week. The bride is a daughter of W.A. Woodham.
d. Mrs. Carroll died last week at Marianna, she formerly resided in Florala.
J.R. Shepard will open up a furniture store at Defuniak.
J.J. Doster of Troy spent several days at Florala recently.
Mrs. Henry Matthews visited relatives at Coffee Springs last week.
Mrs. Luther G. Ray has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Davis at Hartford this week.
Wiley Adams was struck by a baseball at Hacoda a few days ago.
J.E. Hughes and wife have returned from an extended visit to several points in Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. William McLauchlin have returned from a visit to relatives in North Carolina.
Lon Gillis, J.W. Livings and W.H. Jones were here Monday.
Miss May Bracewell of McRae has been visiting relatives in Florala this week.
J.E. Flournoy and wife spent last week with relatives at Andalusia and other points.
W.M. Gary of Baker Hill, AL., was here on a visit to his cousin, J.S. Stanley, a few days ago.
G.A. Trammell of Clayton, AL., spent several days at Florala last week.
Miss Cleo McKinnon of Geneva is visiting Mrs. Dollie Cawthon this week.
Prof. R.H. Mott, prominent business man of Red Level, is in the city today.
Miss Trudie Bannister returned Sunday night from Howell’s Still.
Mrs. J.H.Bannister of Ft. Barrancas, is visiting the home of J.A. Bannister.
Dr. C.S. Petrey of Columbia, is expected here on a visit to brother, Dr. G.F. Petrey.
Misses Lou and Lena Hammond of Florala, are here visiting relatives-Elba Clipper.
Mrs. John Jones and children left Wednesday morning for a few days visit to relatives at Pensacola.
Mrs. Bolan has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stalling in Montgomery.
Mrs. Perry, Mrs. Cortell and Miss Andrews of Mobile, and Mrs. Slaughter of Rora, are on a visit to Mrs. Roland Perry.
Wm. Ray and family of Pensacola, also Harold Ray of Stephenson, Al., have been visiting at the home of Mr. Ray in Florala this week.
Miss Lucy Boles of Florala, is spending a few days here with her cousins, Misses Bernice and Maud Boles.
I.N. Schofield of Lockhart is now a subscriber.
J.A. Martin sustained a serious injury of the hand while working at the mills in Lockhart.
Miss Speller of Hartford, spent last Thursday after noon with Miss Nona Bailey. She was en route to Opp to visit relatives.
Miss Morgana Jones, after several days in Andalusia, has returned to Florala.
Prof. C.L. Garrett of Montgomery, was in town this week.
Mr. Whitley, foot was badly crushes under the wheels of Stearns-Culver large freight truck and was amputated.
Miss Jessie and Maggia Prestwood and Ola Cassady and W.N. Narid and Frank Prestwood of Florala, were over yesterday.- Pensacola Journal
G.A. Trammell of Clayton, Al., spent several days at Florala last week.
Mrs. J.D. Thomas, who has been spending several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Redmon, left Sunday for Enterprise, where she goes to visit her brother, G.A. James.
E.W. Grant and wife of Rose Hill spent several days at Florala.
Prof. C.L. Garrett of Montgomery, was in town this week.
Mr. Anderson of Howell, was in the city Saturday.
7 September 1911-
b. A little son made it’s arrival at the home of E.H. George last week.
d. On Saturday, 18 month old child of George T. Chesser, living near Hall’s, drowned by falling in a tub of water. About three hours later a child was born to the bereaved parents.
d. Allen Campbell, about 85 years old, died near Laurel Hill, last Tuesday
List of mail remaining in this office for the past 30 days will be sent to the dead letter office: Miss Ethel Barnes, W.B. Bur, A. Bachalor, W.J. Bachalor, A.B. Casterline, Ed Dixon, Miss Nanir Belle English, Mrs. Willie Erkins, Mrs. M.F. Foreline, Yancy Frands, Frank Fraser, J.R. Grimes, Mrs. Haywood Gatris, Mrs. Lucy Hundy, Mrs. Rosy L. Johnson, S.W. King, L.D. Meatams, Frank Murphy, Mrs. W.M. Murphy, Milton Moore, Rich Nooden, Mose Pendleton, Mrs. Dobie Palmos, Clara Prim, Mrs. Mary Redd, Mary Spencer, Oliver Stroud, Burton Smith, Mrs. Mollie Smith, Mrs. Ida Smith, Mrs. David Shanks, Ellen Stevenson, E.B. Savage, W.R. Taylor, R.E.L. Thompson, Will Thompson, Miss Sati Tillar, J.T. Whittington, Dave Walwoo, J.L. Walker, Mrs. Jane Williams, Elbert Willis, Mrs. Chas Wilson, Carrie Warne, Lester Walker.
The Florala Farmer’s Club Members:
(Meeting held on Sept. 2, 1911)
D. Mcleod, W.D. Caton, W.C. Beckham, M.A. George, Sr. W.H. Castleberry, J.M. Williams, B.H. Farmer, S.E. Whigham, M.J. Caylor, J.H. Matthews, W.C. McLauchlin, Dr. A.L. Wynn, T.J. Beard, J.W. Smith, Alex McRae, Dr. E.L. Adams, W.J. White, A.O. Wolley, R.H. Stallings, J.A. McNeil, D.A. Killingsworth T.J. Williams, J.W. Thames, Walter Geohagan, Lee Adams, J.W. Bracewell, J.W. Savage, I.S. Boles, D.R. Savage, L.R. Turner, Griffin Miller, Bragg Miller, W.F. McSwain, P.S. McClung, J.M. Dauphin, J.M. McQueen, G.W. McLeod, J.W. Miller, A.J. Sellers, J.M. Kimball, J.A. Davis, H.J. Holloway, E.M. Cannon, W.J. Holder, Lee Wiliams, Clopton Williams, J.T. Williams, Bud Paul, Philip Bryant. They will meet again in October.
Destroyed by fire, five buildings, property belonged to R.A. French, H.A. Hughes and Mrs. Bannister. Origin of fire is unknown.
Misses Vivian and Kate Parker entertained Wednesday in honor of the
bride-to-be, Miss Gladys Lurie, it was presided over by Miss Irene Parker.
Walter Warren of DeFuniak was a visitor to Florala Sunday.
Grady Burch of Hartford visited friends last Sunday.
Mrs. Hal Scott of Montgomery has been visiting her sister, Miss Ethel McLeod.
Marvin Lenoire of Baghdad, Fla., came up Sunday for a visit to Paxton Friends.
H.O. Teat and family of Samson were visitors at the home of W.S. Teat Sunday.
Mrs. J.T. Penton of Opp has been visiting her sister, Mrs. E.H. George of this place.
Miss Alice Bannister left Wed. for Pensacola.
Master Willie J. Pilcher of Dothan is visiting his cousin Master Bracewell this week.
Miss Nannie Bracewell of Dothan has been visiting Florala relatives for several days past.
City Clerk J.L. Johnston, left Sat. morning for a week’s visit to Albany and other Georgian towns.
Ed Bracewell, W.W. Taylor and T.C. Penton attended court at Andalusia Monday.
Misses Lucile and Gertrude Arnold of Mobile, are the guests of Misses Manning
of East Florala.
C.J. Ward, wife and son, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Ward and Miss Essa Howell of Andalusia were visitors here Sunday.
Nona Bailey lives on Fifth St where the auxiliary meet.
H.H. McDougald, Tim Williamson and Fred McDougald left Monday, fishing.
Will Chesser of Ft. Barrancas, Fla., returned from his stay at Florala, he was visiting his sister, Mrs. J.E. Flourney and relatives.
E.H. George had a son Saturday morning.
Misses Lou and Lena Hammonds returned last week from a stay at Elba.
M.J. Brewer returned Saturday from Andalusia.
Misses Jimmie Speller of Hartford were popular guests of friends this week, Miss Holman arrived in time to be present at Miss Meriam Windham’s Birthday Party Friday.
Dr. E. Foster and wife of Tuscaloosa have been visitors to the family of J.S. Stanley of Florala and Roy W. Wicker of Lockhart.
14 September, 1911-
m. Abraham Albert and Miss Gladys are now married on Tuesday, at the home of the bride’s brother, M. Lurie. Mr. and Mrs. Israel Lurie assisted Mr. and Mrs. M. Lurie in greeting guests. Rabbi Schwartz of Pensacola stood at the back of the altar and awaited the bridal party.
Henry Clay Beattie was given the death sentence for the brutal murder of his wife. He takes the chair November 24.
Negro Kid Fox held up Lonnie Hubbard for $60. Hubbard notified Night Marshal Busbee and Marshal Byrd and Deputy Sheriff Lewis arrested Fox at Steadman on Friday.
On Sept. 6, Mrs. Curry D. Cawthon entertained in honor of her daughter’s 3rd Birthday, Anita, at the home of Mrs. George W. Reeves. Guest were received by Mrs. Reeves and Mrs. Cawthon. Mrs. Carl Cawthon served punch, the children were entertained on the lawn by Miss Morganna Jones, Misses Winnie Shepperd and Callie Davis Johnston.
Mrs. Jim Burgess is visiting relatives at Graceville.
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Clark has been quite ill.
Charley Matthews is attending court at Andalusia this week.
J.L. Johnston arrived home Sunday from a visit to Georgia.
Miss Pearl Adams left Tuesday morning for Montevallo to enter college.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Boles are spending a few days at Montgomery.
Theo S. Lanz returned a few days ago.
Carlton Grimes of Lakewood left for Montgomery.
Mrs. Shelby Jones of Troy is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. B. Watson of West Florida.
Master Foster Farmer returned Saturday from visiting Opp.
Miss Callie Davis Johnston is ill.
Sam Perry is moved to Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Lurie entertained for a marriage.
Misses Tommie and Mamie Davis had a surprise party on Monday night.
Mrs. J.L. Stewart and daughter, Miss Bonceil has been in Opp.
Attny. G.W. Reeves & J.D. Bailey have been in Andalusia this week.
Misses Bernice and Gertrude Lawrence visited Lawrence Hill Saturday.
J.B. Watson called and enrolled this week.
Mrs. Davis and children, visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. Boles left for Samson on Friday.
Mrs. Charley Matthews and daughter Evelyn's are left Monday for Birmingham.
H.H.. McDougald and Tim Williamson broke the trout fishing record on the Shoal River.
Mrs. G.W. Reeves and Miss Emma Clements entertained the rook club Tuesday night last, Misses Blanche Clements kept score on score cards. Annie T. Larkin served ice cream and wafers.
The Missionary Society of the Methodist church met Monday with Mrs. John T. Echols on Fifth Ave. Mrs. T.J. McCall was the leader; Mademes Morris, Bell, and Matthews read 3 papers, The next meeting will be with Mrs. C.J. Stewart on Sept. 25 and Mrs. J.F. Gilmer will be the leader.
Miss Birdie Hughes threw a party on her home on Fifth Street, Miss Tommie Davis wore a lovely gown. Score cards were passed out by little Miss Inez Hughes. Score was kept by Miss Winnie Sheppard.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Helms and Master Ross Jr., reached Florala last Thursday night from Galveston.
J.S. Hannon of Gainesville Fla. Arrived in this city last Friday & rented the an office in the Williams building.
Jno. A. Davis and little son of Florala, Ala were visiting friends in Garden City last Thursday.
Mrs. Gorgia Amton, Mrs. Tabitha Boyd, M.H. Carter, Mrs. Mary Crumpley, Mrs. L.E.P. Cawthorn; Alice Frize, Joe Gordon, James Clark, Mrs. Fannie Lewis Kimmers, Mrs. Maryevor Matthews, Lorenzo Lewis, J.B. McLeeland , Miss Ida Nelson,
Mrs. Emla Urquhart, Ethel Rogers, Miss Mattie Thomas.
28 September 1911-
d. Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Hall of Selma both died suddenly Tuesday night; Mr. and
Mrs. Hall were brother and sister-in-law of Jos. L. Hall, They had a daughter
Mrs. Kilpatrick where the wife Mrs. Hall had been taken after Mr. Hall’s
death, were she passed away. They were also Mother and father of Mrs. Robert
Stringfellow of Montgomery.- Montgomery Journal
Hence McDougald returned to Florala Friday.
Curry Cawthon was at Montgomery this week.
C.M. Wiggins of Andalusia was here yesterday.
Corbin Cawthon left Wednesday for Hot Springs.
Coston Gunter of Elba was here Saturday.
Miss Minnie T. Larkin will be at Tallahassee.
Mrs. M.E. Williams is in Montgomery visiting relatives.
M.E. Bush of Dothan was here last week.
Walter Simmons returned here Monday from Georgiana.
Mrs. Collins of Hartford visited Mr. Brown a few days ago.
Thos. M. McLendon and Rev. J.A. Jones of Andalusia were here this week.
Mrs. Ashley Alred of White Springs, Fla. has been in Florala.
J.S. Stanley spent Saturday at Stearn-Culver-Lumber Company’s camp.
Mrs. Jas. H. Burgess returned a few days ago from Graceville.
Mrs. Boyd and little daughter are on a visit to Mrs. W.R. McDuffie.
Grady Farmer, Charley Radford, Martel Smith, and Hugh Long spent Sunday at Opp.
R.N. Torrence and son, Robert of DeFuniak were at Florala yesterday on business.
Miss Charlotte McRae was hostess of the rook club Tuesday night; Miss Margurite McRae served salads.
Mrs. W.R. Bickerstaff organized a mission on Saturday afternoon.
J.D. McPherson and J.W. Barnes of Andalusia were visitors here Wednesday.
Miss Mary Lee Williams will leave for Coffee Springs.
Rev. J.N. Vandiver will preach Sat. and Sun.
J.E. Flournoy has been absent due to illness.
Mrs. Louise Albert left for Selma, she has been spending time with Mrs. I.S. Lurie.
I.S. and M. Lurie will close their stores on Monday.
Mrs. Maggie D. Givens left for Pensacola last week.
LaMont Stevens has returned to Baghdad, Fla.
Miss Charlotte McRae accepted a position as a teacher at DeFuniak.
Mrs. Alice Pouncy and Miss Sadie Pouncy returned from Bellwood last Saturday.
Mrs. M.J. Myhand of Society Hill, Ala., has been visiting her brother, S.H. Williams in Montgomery.
Y.A. White of Camp Hill, AL., returned home Monday after spending days with relatives.
Jno. T. Echols purchased a horse while in Columbus last week.
Deputy Sheriff J.W. Livings was here Saturday.
Church Program: Of the Young Men’s Bible Class of the Baptist Church Fraternity hall on Tuesday evening last:
Prayer- Bro. W.C. Whitt
Paper- Mrs. W.C. Whitt
Speech- Col. Geo. W. Reeves
Speech- Prof. Jas. P. Doster
Punch- Miss Winnie Shepherd
Baptist Ladies’ Meeting: Sept. 25 at the Colonial Hotel
hostess- Mrs. Edney
presided over by- Mrs. J.E. Hughes
elected officers- Mrs. H.H. McDougald was elected President, Mrs. J.E. Hughes elected vice President, Mrs. Edney elected as Secretary and Treasury, Mrs Alto Matthews P.C..
W.F. Gradolph of St. Loius, Mo., J.W. Barnes of Andalusia, & J.W. Swilley
of Florala have returned from a 3 week trip from several Counties. Mr. Gradolph
is the inventor and patentee and the international Gradolph Company of St. Louis
J.K. Everett received some charters for the W.O.W.
H.J. Barnum, of Freeville, N.Y., was a fever sore that plagued his life for many years.
J.W. Pendry is a dentist.
R.A. French is a notary public.
G.F. Petrey & C.S. Petrey are dentists.
Willis C. Wood is an Attny.
O.J. Benton is a photographer.
J.E. Helms of Florala fell out of a moving car.
Mrs. Mary Straughn gave a remedy for “sore-headed chickens.”
Miss Effie Caton, and Mrs. John Flornouy (twins) celebrated their birthday at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Caton six miles west of Florala last Friday.
Troy, ALA., Sept 25th- On last Saturday night J.E. Helms of Florala, on the
Atlantic Coast Line Train, not less than 2 miles from Troy, fell from the train
when it was running at full speed. He does not know where the accident occurred,
but somewhere two or three miles from Troy.
5 October 1911-
d. Mrs. D.T. Seals died at 8:00 last Saturday at her parent’s home Mr. and
Mrs. S.E. Whigham. Mrs. Seals was 21 years old and had been married about a year
and a half. She leaves a husband and 10 day old baby.
d. Mr. Green died last Monday at his home in Paxton and was buried Tuesday in Florala.
d. Judge J. F. Sanders of Elba died suddenly while in Enterprise Tuesday.
d. Burnett Straugh, three year old son of W.B. Straughn of Sanford was buried in Andalusia last Tuesday. Rev. J.J. Hagood performed burial services. Relatives from Florala attended the funeral.
Last Saturday, a party consisting of Sheriff Brown, Marshal Griffin, Squire Faulk, Clerk Draughon, Len Griffin, Adolf Black and the Reaper man, & Negro Kid West executed Col. Schlitz, Major Antediluvian, and General Sixty Six. Clyde Griffin was the photographer.- Geneva Reeper
Dr. Young has purchased an auto.
T.C. Penton is at Milton this week.
A.E. Mann was a visitor at Pensacola Sunday.
J.E. Flournoy is able to be out after days of illness.
Rev. W.G. Miller of Dorcas, Fla. was at Florala this week.
Mrs. Eugenia Jordan is on a visit to Falco.
Grady McDaniel has returned from Georgia.
Mr. Williams of Old Columbia is at Florala today.
Mr. Webb of Panama City was here this week.
Grady McDaniel will leave Saturday for a business trip to Milton.
J.J. Johnston left this morning for Dothan.
Mrs. Griffith was ill a few days ago.
Curry Cawthon has returned from Montgomery.
Baptist Ladies’ Aid Society Meeting:
Met with Mrs. J.E. Hughes, on Monday, The president is Mrs. H.H. McDougald,
Bible Study with: Mrs. J.F. Croley, Mrs. A.N. Wilson will be the leader of the bible study at the next meeting.
The young child of Mr. and Mrs. I.O. Monteith has been ill this week.
W.H. Mapoles of the Laurel Hill News was a visitor yesterday.
Master Charles, son of Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Pendry has been sick this week.
Rev. Lindsey of Florida preached Sunday night.
Mrs. Charley Matthews returned from Birmingham.
R.S. Whatley of Andalusia spent Saturday in Florala.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Albert arrived at Florala Sunday.
Mrs. M.A. Helmes of Sanford has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Evans.
W.A. Morris of Birmingham sent a telegram to Alex McRae.
Gov. O’Neal has appointed C.D. Bean of Andalusia as a Notary Public.
W. L. McLauchlin, wife & little son Phillip went to Baker Fla. Thursday to deliver G.O. Spears new car.
W.F. Hughes and H. A. Hughes and Claude Williamson went to Montgomery this week.
Rev. J. N. Vandiver began his services as a pastor this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Straughn went to Sanford Monday after the death of their of a little grandson, They were accompanied home by their son W.B. Straughn and family.
Officer Busbee arrested a negro Monday night for carrying concealed weapons Chief of Police Byrd took the prisoner to River Falls Wednesday.
Judge J. M. Robinson has received veteran’s pension for this quarter.
Dr. G. O. Spears of Baker was here this week in his new car, it was a gift from his father, Dr. P.B. Spears.
Rev. D.W. Haskew of Graceville assisted Pastor Bickerstaff this week.
J.W. Clary of the Magnolia settlement sold over $25.00 in sugar cane.
12 October 1911-
b. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Jones, a Girl.
b. Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Taylor have a new Boy.
George Wiggins had an accident at his home last Wednesday night. Mr. Wiggins got up to wait upon a sick family member, and the oil having burned out of the lamp in the room, he lighted a fire in the fireplace. A pistol cartridge had been accidentally swept in the fireplace exploded, inflicting a wound in his left hand. Mr. Wiggins came to Opp yesterday morning and had his wound dressed- Opp Messenger
H.A. Knowles of Samson was here Monday.
Miss Morgana Jones was on the sick list a day or two last week.
Mrs. Jos. Evans of Panama City, Fla., is visiting relatives in Florala.
Little son of Mr. Highsmith, residing in East Florala, has been ill.
Jim Vaughan and family have moved back to Florala from Natural Bridge.
J.W. Wilkinson of Florala was in the city a while yesterday- Dothan Eagle.
O.L. Weatherly has moved from East Florala to Jim Burgess house in town.
Mrs. Nancy Cawthorn is home from a visit to her daughter, Mrs. M.F. Meigs at Defuniak.
D.A. McArtan of Andalusia was here Saturday.
Tom Waters, a prominent Naval stores man was in Florala yesterday.
A dwelling house at Sanford, occupied by John Brown was destroyed last week.
J.J. Johnston grew a most prolific white velvet bean vine this season.
J.K. Youman of Geneva County, was at Florala this week. He bargained for a farm near here a short time ago and came over this week to pick up the deed.
Mrs. A.E. Redmon and children returned Saturday night from a visit to Eufaula.
G.W. Smith of Houston County was here this week fro the purpose of buying a farm near Florala.
Richard Richburg, the accommodating depot agent at Paxton, spent Sunday with friends at Laurel Hill.
Ben Rubenstein has accepted a position with a business firm at Hartford and left for that place Tuesday.
Miss Kate Parker returned Saturday night from a 3 week stay at Evergreen and Georgiana.
Stephen Manning of Crestview spent several days with his brother, Thomas Manning, and other relatives this week.
Mrs. W.R. McDuffie and sister, Mrs. Boyd of Quitman, Ga., made a visit to Pensacola on Fri. and Saturday.
19 October 1911-
Miss Nona Bailey is visiting relatives in Hartford.
Eugene Grant of Rose Hill was a business visitor here this week.
W.W. Taylor spent a couple days at Andalusia last week.
Bruce page and Grady Farmer went to the Montgomery fair today.
P.N. Mclung, attended the fair in Montgomery last week.
Miss Irma Rye left Saturday for Laverne, where she goes to join her parents who moved to the place a few days ago.
J.F. Fox has been ill with a fever.
Misses Erin and Terrell Hildreth and Mrs. Ether Howell of Enterprise, visited relatives here.
Sam Burgess of Opp, spent Saturday with his brothers, C.C. & James H. Burgess.
Mrs. Abraham Albert of Hartford, reached here Monday night last to visit the families of I.S. Luire.
Mr. and Mrs. C.S. O’Neal of Andalusia spent Sunday with the family of W.W. Taylor.
Murdock Bell, Sheriff of Walton County, Fla., was transacting business here last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spears and two children of Pickard, are visiting the former’s parents, Doctor and Mrs. P.B. Spears at Florala this week.
Rev. F.A. Garrett, of Chapel Hill neighborhood picked 1250 lbs. of cotton from one acre of land.
J.D. Kendrick and wife of Noma Fl., spent days with his father, J.F. Kendrick.
Mrs. Bracewell is one of the oldest persons in the Florala community.
Baptist Ladies Aid Society Meeting met with Mrs. H.H. McDougald Monday afternoon, Oct. 16. Mrs. A.N. was the leader in Bible Study. Mrs. Croley read a paper on the life of Samuel. The story of David & Saul was told by Mrs. J.E. Hughes. We welcome Mrs. Vandiver as a member. Mrs. Sam Clark adjourned. The next meeting will be Oct 23 with Mrs. J.W. Hart as Leader in bible study.
Florala city school, month end October 10th, 1911 Honor Roll
1st grade: Martha McDougald, Allie Wynn Pickens, Frankie George, Angus Van Campbell, John Adkinson, Johnnie Lee Jones, Lucile Miller, Elzie McNeill, Mary Kate Bickerstaff, Ollie Kendrick, Mamie Wilson, George Whittington, Julian Howell, Angus Hall, Chester Clements, William Vaughn, Louise Williamson.
2nd grade: Claude Clayton, Cicero Huckabaa, Thelma Whiddon, Clara Hicks, Warren Bickerstaff, Ruby Doster, Vera Martin, Hazel Whiddon, John Wilson.
3rd Grade: Percy Dister, Rozell Galloway, Mabel Phillips, Cecil Rawls, Earl Howell, Eben Jones, Val Price.
No 4th or 5th grade
6th grade: Irma Whiddon, Foster Farmer.
High School: Margurite McRae and Thomas Grimes.
2 November 1911-
d. Mrs. Charley Matthews and Mrs. J.F. Croley received a message last Friday announcing the death of their sister, Mrs. Hutchinson of Birmingham. Mrs. Croley left immediately for Atlanta where the body was interred.
D.D. Murphy returned from Samson Tuesday.
Dr. A.L Clayton is on a visit to North Alabama.
Rev. W.F. Martin of Andalusia was in the city Saturday.
Mrs. Walker of McRae, Ga. is visiting relatives in the city.
Geo. W. Dunsun of Andalusia was a visitor here last Friday.
Mrs. Wheeler of Auburn, Fla. was shopping in the city Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. W.R. McDuffie Jr., of Svea, were in Florala this week.
Neel Smith of Svea, Fla., was a business visitor to Florala this week.
R.T. Lovett passed through here this week, on his way to Southport, Fla.
J.H. Cawthon and Henry Blackman, of Gordon, Fla., were here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Salter of North Carolina are visiting the latter’s sister, Mrs. Cassie Boyd.
Miss Mae Kelly left Wednesday after noon for Huntsville, Al., for her ill sister.
Mrs. Bryant of Opp stopped over with Florala friends last Friday on her return from DeFuniak.
J. C. Shaw of Bellwood, Al., came through Florala on his way to Glendale, Fl.
Deputy United States Marshall A.J. Collier of Brundidge was in Florala last Friday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Downs, who have been visiting the home of W.J. Cawthon for the past several days.
J.R. Congleton, a prosperous farmer of Laurel Hill, Rt. 2, was in Florala yesterday.
Mrs. Morgan D. Jones went to Opp last Saturday to meet her mother, Mrs. A.R. Dozier, who accompanied her to Florala and will spend a month with relatives.
F.W. Stephens, a prominent lumberman of Baghdad, Fla., was in the city Wednesday.
Rev. W.R. Bickerstaff returned Tuesday night from Brooks, Al., where he went last Sunday, to assist in a protracted meeting.
C.J. Ward and wife of Andalusia, accompanied by Mrs. W.L. Parker and children of Albany, Ga., were visitors here Sunday.
Rev. C.W. Gavin, presiding elder of the Marianna district will hold the 4th and last quarterly conference of the Florala and Lockhart charge here Nov. 7.
J. Herbert Jones who is building an airplane at university is getting along nicely with his work. He is trying to get it ready for exhibition at the Pink county fair at Troy.
Mrs. J.M. Edge and daughter Miss May, of Auburn, Fla., were shopping in Florala Monday.
J.H. Shivers of Chipley, Fla., stopped over Friday night on his was to Dothan, leaving Saturday morning.
Robert Terrance of DeFuniak was in the city this week in the interest of the box ball alley of Terrance and Cox.
Mrs. J.W. Renfro and little child of Sylvester, Ga., are the guests of her sister, Mrs. J.O. Morris and family.
Sam Dozier and son, Elias, of near Opp, were here last Friday and Saturday visiting.
A.C. Goff of Ozark, a dealer in mules, is in Florala this week on business. Mr. Goff told a news representative that he would probably locate here permanently. Mrs. Charley Joseph Parker and son, P.L. were in the city this week. They are prosperous farmers from Daleville, Ala.; Rt.1. P.L. Parker was here prospecting. He intends to buy a farm in this immediate vicinity. We welcome him and hundreds more like him.
Mrs. Fredrick J. Hughes and children of Meridian, Miss. are spending several weeks with relatives. They will be with Mrs. S. H. Williams next week. Mrs. Hughes is receiving a hearty welcome from many friends of Florala.
Dr. S.W. Rogers of Selma was called by the Presbyterian Church at this place, arrived Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. MacLean and children are spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. McDuffie. They leave early next week for their new home at Lake Miss.
J.R. RyoCroft of Houston County was here three days ago this week prospecting. The possibilities of Covington are coming well known.
9 November 1911
J.E. Flourney who has been with the Florala Cash Store for some time has bought the millinery and dry goods business of B.H. Farmer & Son, on the corner of 5th St.
Bert Cawthon of DeFuniak was over here this week.
J. W. Byrd of Samson, was a business visitor to Florala this week.
H.E. Danley of Defuniak, was a visitor in Florala.
Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Reeves spent several days last week out in Geneva visiting relatives.
Mrs. J. Boles left this morning for Mississippi, where she qwill visit her sister, Mrs. Harley.
Mrs. J.W. Renfro of Ga., had a pleasant visit here.
Miss Irma Rye left for her home in Luverne last week after spending days with friends here in Florala.
Dr. A.L. Clayton returned a few days ago from North Alabama where he was on a business mission.
Uncle Bullie Cauthon, one of Walton County’s oldest Citizen’s was a pleasant caller at the News office last Saturday.
S. M. Beasley of Crossville. Ala., is a prosperous farmer.
J.J. Johnston recently purchased several Cherokee white chicken.
John Garrett of Blountstown, Fla., is visiting relatives at Florala this week.
Sam McCall of Laurel Hill was here to see the elephant dance last Wednesday.
Mrs. A. Albert of Hartford, visited her brothers M. and I. S. Lurie last week.
R.N. Tarrance and little boy, “Crocker” were here last Tuesday from Defuniak.
Walter Simmons was promoted as hostler here at the L. & N. yard to Georgiana.
Mr. Wadford has been transferred from the L. & N. service at Graceville to Florala.
Charley Radford and wife attended the show at Andalusia last Friday, and visited relatives in Rose Hill.
J. W. Reynolds of Savannah, Ga., commercial agent of Ga. Central Railway Co., was here on business last week.
Miss Martha Lou Pendry of Andalusia, is the guest of her brother, Dr. J.W. Pendry and family.
Miss J.N. Busbee of near Florala, in Walton County, Fla. died Wed. Oct. 22nd. She leaves 5 brothers and a host of friends and relatives.
Mrs. Clayton of Crossville, Ala. accompied her son, Dr. A.L. Clayton home last week.
SVEA, Fla News:
Frank and Ollie Cox of Florala paid our town a visit Sunday last.
W.R. McDuffie Jr. spent Sunday at Florala with home folks.
Bob and Alex Campbell spent the day in Svea Sunday.
J.B. Summerlin of Laurel Hill attended Sunday school here Sunday last.
Neal and Steve Smith and Johnny Steele went down to Laurel Hill Sunday night.
Miss Effie Grimes spent Saturday in Laurel Hill.
W.R. McDuffie was a business visitor to Florala Monday.
23 November 1911-
d. On account of the death of his mother, D.W. Quillin was called to Clayton this week.
Tax collector W.W. Waters is in Florala this week.
Sam McCamm of Laurel Hill was here last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Morris were in Dothan Sunday.
Sheriff Bell of DeFuniak was here last Monday.
Mrs. J.J. Kennedy is visiting home folks in DeFuniak this week.
Leo Davis acted as depot agent at Lockhart last Saturday & Sunday.
Mrs. Cecil Edge of Sylacauga has been visiting friends at Florala this week.
Miss Mamie Hammonds visited friends at Samson the latter part of the week. A.J. Sellars has bought the stock of goods of Matthews Bros. in the Huckabaa building on Fifth Ave.
T.B. Hughes of Greenwood, SC., is a prospector in Florala this week.
Bruce Page will be found at the drug store of Quillin Bros. during the absence of D.W. Quillin.
Attny. G.W. Reeves returned Sunday from Hartford to see his ill mother there.
W.C. McLauchlin has returned from a several days’ business trip to North Carolina.
J.B. Ellis of Milton, Fla., was in Florala last Sunday visiting his old friend, J.H. Still.
Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Baggett returned last week from a several days’ visit in Enterprise.
Miss Sallie Collier of the News will leave today for a several day’s visit to home folks at Elba.
Mrs. M.C. Flournoy of Opp, arrived yesterday on a visit to her son, J.E. Flournoy.
On Monday evening last, a crowd of the very young set had a surprise birthday party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Bannister. The occasion being the birthday anniversary of Misses Ethel and Ethel Bannister.
30 November 1911-
SVEA NEWS ITEMS:
School opens Monday with Prof. H. A. Stephens Principal and Miss Katie Gillia assistant.
Harvey Studebaker of Dayton Ohio is visiting his sister, Mrs. T.J. Whitehurst this week.
Mrs. J.W. Hurston returned home Sunday night from a two weeks visit to her daughter, Mrs. John Browne, of Coffee Springs, al.
Misses Effie Grimes, Thora Wang, and Steve Smith visited Florala Sunday.
Mrs. D.R. Moore of Laurel Hill visited her father I.A. Steele of this place Sunday.
Neil Smith returned home Saturday night after a two weeks visit at Milton and other points.
Miss Corda Grimes visited home folks here Sunday night. She is at present making her home at Florala.
Messrs. Ollie and Willie Perkins of the Clear Springs settlement were here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Steele visited their parents I.A. Steele and Mrs. J.W. Hurtson Sunday.
Carl Hurtson and Cleve Rogers Of Laurel Hill made a business trip to Florala Tuesday.
Ed. Hurtson made a business trip to Florala Tuesday.
Mrs. Ed Hurtson’s little sister, Mary Synn, of Oak Grove, is visiting her this week.
The sing given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Steele Sunday night in honor of Miss Mamie Hurtson of Laurel Hill.
Monroe and Bud Metcalf, of Hartford, Ala., were here Tuesday and will make this their home for next year.
THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF THE METHODIST CHURCH:
President: Mrs. G.W. Reeves
Leader for this date: Mrs. G.W. Reeves
Singer: Mrs. W.R. Bickerstaff.
On next Monday afternoon, Dec. 4th, Mrs. W.R. Bickerstaff will be hostess and Mrs. A.N. Parker leader.
Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Hoyle are visiting relatives in Mobile for a couple of weeks.
Rev. L.S. Gilmer and wife of Troy, AL., are expected to visit Mr. and Mrs. John F. Gilmer in Old Florala this week.
Miss Carrie Fancher of Troy, AL., is expected the last of the week to visit Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Reeves and her brother Tom Fancher.
Messrs. J.W. Turner and T.R. Folmar of Luverne, Al., were here last Sunday on their was back home after visiting several points in Fla.
T.R. Yarborough and W.F. Phillips of Crossville (prospectors) from North Alabama, were here this week, visitors of Dr. A.L. Clayton.
Mrs. J.M. Spears was summoned to the bedside of Mrs. Will Marsh of Svea, who has been ill for the past few days.
Miss Clydy Cannon has been spending the past 2 weeks with her sister, Mrs. Jim Johnson of Falco.
Mr. Joe Hilson spent Sunday with his parents at Milton, Fla.
Mr. Dover A. Earp spent a few hours in Falco, visiting friends last Sunday.
Mt. T.M. Stokes went to Andalusia last Tuesday on business.
Miss Polly Cannon spent Sunday in Falco visiting her sister, Mrs. Joe Johnson.
Attny. G.W. Reeves spent part os Sunday visiting relatives at Hartford.
7 December 1911-
d. Mrs. Williams, the mother of Messrs. John and Sam Williams, died Sunday night, Dec. 3 at the home of her daughter in Hurtsburo, Al. Mrs. Williams was 73 years old. She leaves 6 children, 3 sons, and 3 daughters.
Mr. Ben Harry of near Enterprise, Al., was here last week and intends making
this his home the following year.
Mrs. J.W. Hurtson and family moved to Laurel Hill last Thursday.
The candy drawing given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Grimes was greatly enjoyed by a large crowd; Music was furnished by E. C. Moore and the organ.
Messrs. Wyley and Butler Garret and Cleve Rogers were visitors here Sunday.
Messrs. Alet and Bob Campbell of Stearns & Culver were visitors here Sunday.
Messrs. J.J. Summerlin and Tim Clary of the Magnolia settlement attended Sunday school here Sunday.
Messrs. Ollie and Willie Perkins of Clear Springs, visited here Sunday.
Mr. Harris Culpepper visited Pensacola last week.
Miss Carda Grimes visited homefolks here Saturday night and Sunday.
A vine growing up the chimney of W.C. McLauchlin’s resident caught on fire last Tuesday night.
Sherriff Bell of DeFuniak was in the city yesterday.
Look for our ad next week. J.R. Shepherd, the furniture man.
A. B. Windham makes a specialty of handling your accounts.
E.W. Burke, a prominent lumberman of DeFuniak was in the city today.
Mrs. N.J. Sermons, of Dozier, Ala., is visiting her sister Mrs. M.D. Jones, and Mrs. J. Hix.
Rev. Thomas Chapman will preach at the Universalistic church next Sunday.
Editor Edward Doty and his wife were in the city last Sunday. They came over on Mt. Doty’s touring car.
E.S. Sheehan, has been with the Florala Democrat ever since it was established.
The rapid growth of the business of W.J. Cawthon & Co. has necessitated the moving of their business to the storm room earlier occupied by Mr. Teat.
Dec. 2, in Florala, Al., The officers of the company were organized for the purpose of planting one of the largest pecan orchards in the Country. The Dr. Arthur E. Gringle, Evansville, Ind., president; W.R. McDuffie, Sr., vice president; Theodore S. Lang, Florala, AL., secretary and treasurer; W.C. McLauchlin, R.S. Williams and Alex McRae, Florala, AL., as directors. -Montgomery Advertiser.
Mr. Ben Harry of near Enterprise, AL., was here last week and intends making his home the following year.
Mrs. J.W. Hurtson and family moved to Laurel Hill last Thursday.
The semi- annual meeting of the executive committee of the Alabama Sunday School Assn. was held at headquarters of the Association at 52527 Bell Building, Montgomery, Tuesday., Dec., 5th at 11:00 a.m. Those present were: H.S. Mallory, Selma; W.J. Young, Mobile; W.D. Dillard Matthews, D.H. Marbury, Marbury; Judge Armstead Brown, G.G. Miles, John W. Durr Jr., H.N. Sweat, W.F. Feagin, and D.W. Sims of Montgomery.
14 December 1911-
SVEA NEWS ITEMS:
d. Mrs. I.A. Steele attended the funeral of Mrs. Dee Madden Tuesday who died Sunday.
Messrs. Carl Hurtson, Lee Barlar, Horace Henderson, Osgriffin and Misses Lois Walker, Annie Gomillion, and Alma Gavin attended Sunday school here Sunday.
Among those who visited the Agricultural train at Laurel Hill Tuesday were: Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Boodleson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hurtson, Mr. and Mrs. F.G. Gray and Miss Lola Gray.
Ben Harry returned home Saturday. He had been putting in a new evaporator for the Southern Syrup Co. here.
Miss Effie and Corda Grimes spent Sunday with Miss Mary Belle Smith.
The candy pulling and dance given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wang was attended by a large crown.
Miss Inez Turnquist of Florala spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Thora Wang.
J.P. Steele of Sardis Visited here Sunday
Mrs. I. A Steele and children visited Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Armstead at Lockhart Sunday.
Miss Lola Gray is spending the week with Mrs. J.C. Chestnut at Laurel Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Steele, Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Steele of Laurel Hill, spent Sunday at the home of I.A. Steele.
Mrs. Dee Dubose, Edgar Gray, and Arthur Johnson attended the sing at Magnolia Sunday.
Miss Mary Gray visited Laurel Hill Sunday.- END
d. The little daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Trammell of Lockhart, Ala. Genevieve was not yet four years old.
Blankets, both wool and cotton at J.R. Shepherd’s.
Grady McDaniel has returned from a business trip to Americus, Ga.
See Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Boodleson of Svea, Fl., were in the city this week.
Rev. D.W. Haskew has been appointed pastor of the Florala Methodist church.
J.C. Howell of Blackman, Fla., was a visitor to the city last Sunday.
Mrs. J.E. Flournoy has returned after a several days visit to relatives near Andalusia & Opp.
Miss Martha Lou Pendry, after visiting relatives here for several days has returned to her home in Andalusia.
Rev. Simon. W. Rogers, PhD., will preach next Sunday, Dec. 17 at the church.
Miss Sallie Collier of Elba was visiting in the city this week.
Mrs. Gordon Williamson returned Wednesday from Atlanta, Ga.
Miss Carrie Fancher of Troy is the attractive guest of Mr. ad Mrs. G.W. Reeves.
J.M. Roney of Newville, AL., passed through Florala en route to Laurel Hill last Friday.
J.E. Flournoy has just received a nice line of new goods.
E.W. Grant of Dozier is here helping to get out the Christmas edition of the Democrat.
Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Williams have returned from Hurtsburo, wher they were called on account of the death of their mother, Mrs. Williams.
Baptist church services Sunday Dec 17. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., J.R. Shepherd, Supt.
Preaching 11 a.m. by Dr, Dillworth of Atlanta, Ga at 7:30 p.m. of the Sunbeam Society will render a very attractive and interesting program.
Two more prosperous farmers from north AL., arrived and have settled permanently. J.W. McMahan, brother of Dr. A.L. Clayton, and Mr. S.M. Beasley, both of Crossville.
21 December 1911-
Mr. Henderson Assaulted
As James Henderson was going through Horsehead Swamp enroute to his home near Svea, last Saturday evening about six o’clock, two men, whom Henderson said he recognized, emerged from behind some trees near the edge of the road and dealt him a terrible blow across the breast with a stick, then made a lick at him with a pocket knife and cut a place about 6” long across the bottom of his shirt, but failed to reach the flesh. Henderson says as he was hit with the stick he also got his knife and cut at the assailant about the same time and then ran back in the direction of Laurel Hill with the two men close in behind him for more than a hundred yards, after which the ambushers took the swamp and he came on to Laurel Hill and give the alarm- Laurel News
Mr. A.L. Hill of Culverton, went to Pensacola this week.
Sam McCall of Laurel Hill was in town this week.
Henry Page returned last Saturday to Atlanta.
J.B. Baylor of Laurel Hill, was in town yesterday.
Bud Gordon of Laurel Hill was in the city last Wednesday.
Ben Spears made a flying trip to Laurel Hill last Saturday.
Mr. A. O. Wooley & family returned to their home in North Carolina.
Hutch Cawthorn of Defuniak Springs, was a visitor in Florala this week.
Miss Mabel Davis of Elba is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Idus David of Lockhart.
S. Fenters of Pensacola Journal, was in the city yesterday.
Mrs. J. P. Feagan and two children of Elba, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. McCall.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Burgess made a flying trip to Limestone, Fla., on a visit to Mr. Burgess’ parents.
Miss Katie Lee Wynn will be one of the attractive college girls to spend the Holidays with her parents.
Morgan D. Jones and family will move back to their old home in Dadeville about the first of January.
Frank Bell who runs the Central of Georgia railroad is here to spend Christmas with his homefolks.
Rev. J. O. Marley of Laurel Hill, was in Florala yesterday. He will move to Enterprise this week where he was sent by the conference.
H.H. McDougald has returned from Columbia where he went on account of illness of his sister, Mrs. W. J. Bell.
Deputy J. W. Barnes and Steve Taylor came over in Mr. Barnes car last Tuesday from Andalusia.
Mr. J.J. Boles and Master Cecil Sheehan left yesterday morning fro Jackson Miss., where they go to spend Christmas with relatives.
Prof. James P. Doster requests we announce the school will be closed Friday at dinner.
Earl Work of Defuniak, has accepted a position with the Florala Democrat. He came here from Vernon.
Mr. Marvin Wardsworth was called home a few days ago to the bedside of his mother is very ill in her home in Defuniak Springs, Mr. Wardsworth telephoned friends here that his mother was better on Tuesday.
SVEA NEWS ITEMS:
m. Dan Dillard and Miss Dollie Grimes of Clear Springs were united in marriage at the home of Justice F.G. Gray on Wednesday the 13th. The ceremony was witnessed by Misses Effie and Bulah Grimes, Cousins of the bride and the groomsman sister.
Misses Katie Gillis and Cubie Cooper visited Laurel Hill Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Chestnut were here on Sunday.
Miss Kate Gillis, who is teaching school here visited Crestview Sunday.
Ollie Perkins attended Sunday School here Sunday.
Messrs. Alex and Bob Campbell was visitors last Sunday.
Butler Garett and Misses Allie Mae Clary and Sarah Garrett visited the Misses Grimes Sunday.
H.A. Culpepper was in Laurel Hill on business last Monday.
Misses Effie grimes and Flora Wang visited Amanda Summerlin on the Magnolia settlement Sunday.
d. Millard Pate
Sam Keith confesses to the killing of Millard Pate, in Black.
At the debate at the school building, in Black, on Friday last, Millard Pate, Sam Keith and Bud Majors were chosen judges for the debate. The judges retired to adjoining rooms to make up their verdict. In a short time, Pate was shot, he died three hours later without speaking. Both Keith and Majors claimed they did not know who did the shooting. Officers at Geneva were notified and Judge of Probate Morris instructed Justice of The Peace Thomas Blount to hold an inquest. This was done Saturday and the jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death from a pistol shot wound in the party unknown. After the verdict was made known, Keith came forward and acknowledged the shooting claiming that it was accidental as his pistol fell from his pocket and on striking the floor was discharged. He was arrested Sunday by Deputy Sheriff Roach and taken to Geneva Jail. While Mr. Majors was never arrested he was kept under surveillance until after Keith’s confession. He is the son of Mr. E. A. Majors.
The dead man was a young man, a son of Mr. Ben F. Pate and well known. It is indeed a sad occurrence.
Since the above was put into type we learn the Mr. Joe Sasser has also been arrested and charged with being implicated in some way in the case. The preliminary trial under arrest was set for Thursday in Geneva.- Hartford Times Herald
30 December 1911-
d. Mr. F.D. Witte Passes Away; Fred Daniel White, was born in Washington, Iowa, in 1887. He moved to Florala several years ago; married to Mrs. Marie C. Townsend; He had a responsible position at Jackson’s Lumber yard. But over a year ago he was stricken with a dread disease; he died peacefully last Wednesday evening; His remains were laid away in the city Cemetery last Thursday, Rev. W.A. McCann, and C.M. Brittain presiding; Besides a widow & 1 little son, Mr. Witte leaves his father in Washington Ia. and Lois Witte of Davenport, Ia. He was a brother-in-law to Mr. R.L. Collins, and Mrs. Gus Battle of this city.- Columbia Breeze.
Svea News Items:
Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Armstead of Lockhart, spent Christmas with Mrs. Armstead’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Steele.
Misses Effie and Beulah Grimes spent Christmas with Miss Corda Grimes in Florala.
Messrs. Bully Prescott & A.E. Angel left Monday for a few days to visit Mr. Prescott’s father at Gaskin, Fla.
Mr. Ben Harry and family of Enterprise, have moved here and will live on the farm of B.J. Boodleson next year.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wang, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wang and Miss Flora Wang spent Monday in Florala.
Mrs. Charlie Synn and family of Oak Grove are visiting Mrs. Synn’s daughter, Mrs. Ed Hurtson.
Misses Effie Grimes, Beulah Grimes, Cubie Copper, and Ozzie Dubose and Messrs. Alex Campbelle, Shirly Steele, and Will Smith went to the Christman tree at Laurel Hill Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hurston spent Sunday and Monday in Florala.
Messrs. Ollie Cox and Louis Harrison of Florala, visited here Sunday.
Misses Lola and Kava Gray spent Christman at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Steele.
Mrs. J.W. Hurtson and son, Willie, were business visitors here Monday.
Messrs. Neil and Steve Smith and Johnnie Steele visited Florala Monday.
Winners in Boys Corn Club Contest:
Below is a list of names of the boys who won prizes offered by Central of Ga. Railroad Company for the best yield of corn on one Acre.
Tallapoosa, Eber A. Kimbrough of Alexander City
Barbour, Leslie A. Adkins, Clio
Bullock, J.H. Caylor, Inverness
Chambers, Curtis B. Avery, Stroud
Clay, Dick Patterson, Ashland
Coosa, Otho Mitcham, Kellyton
Covington, Leslie Chandler, Searight
Geneva, Dewey Parrish, Bellwood
Henry, Eddie H. Hall, Abbeville
Houston, J.M. Deese, Columbia
Jefferson, John McBrayer, Springville
Lee, E.H. Jarrell, Opelika
Montgomery, John A. Rhodes, Pine Level
Pike, Cuthbert Wentworth, Brundidge
Randolph, Robert Clarkson, Tolbert
Russell, Walter Ernest Adams, Pittsview
Shelby, Roy Walton, Columbiana
Of Interest :
W.T. Dailey left this week for New Orleans.
B.L. Cawton of Baker, Fla. was here this week.
L.D. Rudd of Enterprise, is in the city on a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Ray went to Pensacola this week
H.A. Lee of Culverton, was in the city last Monday.
J.T. Bowie of Gaskin, Fla., was in the city this week.
George Wilson of Opp, is visiting homefolks this week.
Mr. M.E. Brunson and family visit Georgiana this week.
Albert Wilson of Baghdad, is visiting homefolks this week.
E. Patterson of Vilas, Fla., is spending the holidays in the city.
Miss Charlotte McRae is spending her vacation with relatives in Florala.
Mrs. Bowers of DeFuniak is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Rose Helms at Lockhart.
Miss Cora Goodwin of Georgiana is the guest of her brother, Mr. T.A. Goodwin.
Miss Lillie Zeigler of Enterprise is visiting the family of P.O. Wilson this week.
Ester Lee Warren of Limestone is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Burgess.
C.E. Lee of Montgomery was shaking hands with his many friends here this week.
R.C. Walden of Montgomery was here during the holidays.
Miss Susie May Walden, of DeFuniak, is visiting here this week.
U.S. Deputy F.M. Sheeham, of Montgomery, was in the city today.
T.M. Walden of Atlanta, was here this week visiting Mr. and Mrs, T.H. Edney.
Mrs. T.M. Gibson and little son, of Enterprise, are visiting relatives here this week.
H.A. Clements left this week for a several day’s visit at his old home in Pinkard, AL.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Walden, Jr. of DeFuniak, are visiting their sister, Mrs. Edney.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Walden Sr. spent the holidays with their daughter, Mrs. T.H. Edney.
Mrs. Coleman Bowen and 2 children, of Wells Station, has returned after visiting relatives in Florala.
Wilson Bowers and family of Bonifay, Fla., are visiting Lockhart and Florala this week.
Miss Cathleen McRae is home from Wesleyan College; guests: Misses Clark and McRae of Missouri.
Mrs. W.T. Weaver returned last week from Sylvester and Macon, Ga, where she has been for several days.
Dr. Clayton has moved to his farm beyond the lake.
Messrs. Knight, McMahan and Gladden, of Crossville, Al., arrived this week and will make this their future home.
Dr. A.K. Hutcheson of Bonifay, Fla., & A.G. Hutcheson of Opp, are visitors at the home of Mr. T.A. Goodwin this week.
Mr. J. Allyn Campbell of Chicago, and H.M. Hallman and W.M. Cram of Berlin, Canada are registrered at the Colonial Hotel.
Miss Isabel McRae and Miss Georgia Clark, of Rolla, Mo., who are attending Weslyan College, are now spending a few days with the family of Mr. C.C. McRae.
Mr. and Mrs. S.G. French of Pensacola visited Mr. and Mrs. R.A. French Sunday.
J.T. Warren of Opp was here to spend the holidays with his brother, W.T. Warren.
Mrs. J.J. Lamar will entertain the College girls at a luncheon Friday.
Mrs. J.H. Still is visiting at Cook Springs, Al.
Mr. and Mrs. Tileman of Pensacola are the guests of the family of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones.
Miss Essie Turner, who is attending Palmer College, is spending the holidays with her parents.
W.G. Echols, (University of Tuscaloosa) is with homefolks.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Vaughn of Helen, Fla., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Goodwin this week.
Miss Lee Bowers of Century, Fla. is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ross Helms at Lockhart this week.
Mrs. H.C. Ray and Miss Janie Foster of Stephenson, Ala,., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. McRae.
Miss Myrtle Rodwell entertains her friends at Lakewood.
Mrs. F.A. Florence, who had been visiting Mrs.Trammell at Lockhart has returned to DeFuniak Springs.
J.D. Campbell of the Dothan Business College visited his neices, Misses Jesse and Ruby Lee this week.
Dr. C.C. MacLean of Birmingham, is spending the week with his parents & sister, Mrs. H. Elliot. Dr. MacLean is a rising young physician and his friends are congregating him on success.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Lamar entertained Christmas day. Mrs. Lamar was a gracious Hostess. Those who were the guests of this occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Leggett, Mr. and Mrs. Ira. M. Kimball and Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Brittan.