The Charlton County Herald was published every Thursday. Kathleen DeGraffenreid was publisher and F.M. DeGraffenreid was editorial manager. Price was $1.00 per year in advance


January 1, 1914

MRS. GREEN DIED. Mrs. W.J. Green of Hilliard died here last Thursday at the residence of her sister, Mrs. L.E. Mallard. She was a daughter of N.N. Mizell who died here about three years ago. She was a member of Bethel Methodist Church. She leaves her husband, seven children and one sister, Mrs. L.E. Mallard, and the following brothers, J.S. Mizell, Folkston; E.T. and Fred T. Mizell, Savannah; W.F. Mizell, Waycross; Robert Mizell, Dallas; Carl Mizell, Jacksonville. Mrs. Green was sick 18 days here prior to her death and was here to be near the doctor. Her remains were buried out at Bethel Friday, Rev. M.M. Marshall of the Methodist Church conducted the funeral and burial services.

NEW STORE RENTED. J.W. Vickery & Co. is the title of the firm in Mr. Scott’s new white front brick-built store. Everything in there is fixed up to the standard of the present day grocery.

WEDDING. Chas. T. Young and Miss Emma Adna Langford of Homeland were married Christmas Eve day by Rev. Arthur Roberts. We wish the happy couple all that can be extracted from life.

ANOTHER WEDDING. Lewis Henderson and Miss Hattie Hurst were married here on the 26th by Ordinary Stokes.

FENCE COMPLETED. The beautiful fence in front of the Scott residence is finished, and is indeed a feast to the eyes.

WEDDING. Oscar F. Birch and Mrs. Bessie Smith were married at the residence of Ordinary Stokes Tuesday night.

January 8th, 1914

THE CITIZENS BANK. The Citizens Bank has elected officers for the new year as follows: President, B.F. Scott; V. President, William Mizell; V. President, B.G. McDonald; Cashier, D.F. Pearce; Assistant Cashier, Clyde Mizell. B.F. Scott tried to get out of being made president again but the stockholders put him in anyhow. Resources of the bank at this time are $84,594.56.

PATRICK S. ALLEN DIED. Patrick Seaborn Allen died Friday morning, January 2nd at 8 o’clock at his home near Newell. His remains were laid to rest in the Allen Cemetery. Patrick was a young man of sterling worth just in the bloom of life, being 21 years and a few months old. He made friends wherever he went, being a young man of sobriety, honest, upright and truthful.

WEDDING. Married on Sunday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents, Broadus G. Jones to Miss Fe Baker, Rev. M.M. Marshall of the Methodist Church officiating. Mr. Jones is a son of Rev. G.E. Jones of the Baptist Church of this place and is one of our most popular young men. Miss Baker is a daughter of our esteemed neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Baker, and is a young lady of attractive and winning personality. Broadus is receiving the congratulations of his friends on being the fortunate winner. The Herald offers congratulations and “with love at the helm and joy at the mast, may their barque sail gently over life’s sea without a disturbing ripple.”

CARD OF THANKS. I am resigning my respective churches, Folkston, St. George, Scriven, Mt. Zion and Camp Pinckney for the purpose of working in the Jacksonville Association as Missionary. Thanking all the people for their courtesies and good will toward me, I am sincerely, G.E. JONES.

MUSICAL SHIVAREE. The boys had the tin pans and buckets, old plows and bells around the house of a newly-married pair Monday night and the woods certainly did with music ring for a while.

SCHOOLS PROGRESS. At the County Board of Education meeting the trustees of the Uptonville School District showed they have a school building complete and paid for costing $705.24. These people have run their school and paid for the house within three years. Also the report of the Traders Hill School District shows a neat and up to date school building costing less than $500.00 which will soon be paid for under the tax system. These, together with the report of Stokesville’s new building speaks well for these communities.

MRS. BROOKS DIED. We regret to learn that Mrs. M.H. Brooks has been very ill for several days and is still critical…..Just on going to press we learn that Mrs. Brooks died at 4 o’clock this (Thursday) morning. A more extended notice in our next issue.

January 15th, 1914

MRS. BROOKS. Mrs. Mary H. Brooks died at the residence of her son Jesse M. Brooks on last Thursday morning from a complication of ailments. Mrs. Brooks was about 62 years old and spent the time since childhood in this county. She leaves four boys, J.M.., P.G., P.C., and H.H. Brooks, two daughters, Mrs. E.P. Courson and Mrs. Grace Crews to mourn her loss. Mrs. Brooks was a consistent member of Bethel Church and was buried in Bethel Cemetery last Friday morning at 11:00 o’clock in the presence of sorrowing friends and relatives, Rev. M.M. Marshall performing the last sad rites.

GOOD HUNTER. Harry Chesser, we are informed, killed five ducks at one shot the other day, and not very long ago, this young gentleman killed four bears.

TRADERS HILL SCHOOL. F.E. Brock is now in charge of the school at Traders Hill.

January 22nd, 1914

UPTONVILLE RE-SURVEYED. Professor C.W. Waughtel has started to work in earnest up at Uptonville and has resurveyed the village and cut it up in lots and will divide the land adjoining the town into forty-acre farms. He will solicit good farmers to settle on them.

MILLS TO BE ORDAINED. Hon. Jos. Mills will be ordained at Mount Zion next Sunday into the full ministry of the Baptist faith.


January 29th, 1914

WEDDING. Married on Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Sikes, Newell, their daughter Miss Jessie to Mr. Arthur Allen, Rev. J.A. Thompson uttering the words that join their lives in happy union. The contracting parties are of the county’s most prominent and honored families and have hosts of friends who wish them a cheerful and prosperous life.

WEDDING. Mr. John Hathaway and Miss Nita Martin were married last Sunday night at the residence of Ordinary Stokes who performed the ceremony. Miss Nita is a daughter of Alderman and Mrs. E.L. Martin and has numerous friends here who will wish her all happiness. Mr. Hathaway is a Folkston-raised boy who numbers his friends here by the population, but is now a rising young railroad man of Jacksonville. The happy couple left immediately after the ceremony for Jacksonville where they will reside.

PETERSON’S MILL TO CLOSE. We learn that J.S. Peterson has torn up his tram road and will suspend operation for the present. This is a piece of news we do not like. Everybody liked Peterson and will miss him.

BANK FOR HOMELAND. Homeland is now assured a substantial banking institution, all the details practically having been worked out. There will be a meeting of the stockholders in the near future.

TREES PLANED IN HOMELAND. Members of the Homeland Commercial Club placed a large number of trees along Pennsylvania Avenue and they are not through yet.

JONES WORKING AT DRUG STORE. Broadus Jones is now in charge of Dr. Williams’ Drug Store and can be found there all the time.

COURTHOUSE YARD IN GOOD SHAPE. Sheriff Mizell is fixing up the courthouse grounds in fine shape for the coming spring term. He has clayed the walk to the courthouse and the pumps in the yard have been filled around.

BACHLOTT SCHOOL. Miss Maggie Minchew commenced the Bachlott School last Monday.

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