Digest of Charlton County Herald, February 1908

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

February 6, 1908

NOTICE: There will be a lecture at the courthouse Tuesday night with music rendered during the lecture by Mrs. Loughman of Chattanooga, that famous lady lecturer.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: Dr. Dallas Williams wishes to announce to the people of this section that he has opened an office in the Paxton Building to practice Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics. Calls answered promptly, day or night.

BACHLOTT SCHOOL. Miss Katie Gowen left Saturday for Bachlott to open the Bachlott School Monday.

TEACHER. Miss Maude Wright left Sunday morning for Sales City, Ga. She went to accept a position as assistant teacher under her sister, Miss Pearl.

COLONY ROAD. The County Commissioners authorized the opening of a public road to the Colony across the branch and ordered that the route be surveyed. We are glad to say that instead of meeting only every three months they will meet monthly hereafter,

February 13, 1908

JUDGE HADDOCK DIED. Judge G. W. Haddock passed away this morning at 4:30 of organic heart trouble. At a few minutes till 4:00 he asked his wife if she knew what time it was. The clock was then striking four and Mrs. Haddock heard him struggling. Help was summoned but he had been dead some time before anyone could get there. Judge Haddock was about 55 or 56 years of age and was a consistent member of the Baptist Church, a Mason, an Odd Fellow and Judge of the County Court at the time of his death. He leaves a wife, five daughters and four sons to mourn his unexpected death.


…SHINGLE MILL. We are informed that some time in the near future J.W. Dickson is to move his shingle mill to the Brownell Old Mill Site about five miles south of Winokur.

WEDDING. The marriage ceremony of C. Sturdivant and Miss Carrie Higginbotham was solemnized at the home of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Higginbotham, about one mile south of Winokur last Sunday about 10:00 A.M. The nuptial knot was tied by Rev. J.C. Lies.

FOLKSTON PHARMACY. Dr. Dallas Williams was in Jacksonville on Monday and from the looks of things he tried to buy out all the medicines in the country, both standard and patented. He will call his drug store the Folkston Pharmacy and it will have a complete line of drugs.

February 20, 1908

J.W. LEIGH DIED. The remains of Mr. J.W. Leigh of Waycross but formerly of Charlton County were brought down Saturday afternoon and interred in the Leigh Burying Ground here. He died from pneumonia and had been sick eleven days. The deceased was 71 years old and besides a wife is survived by four children, Mrs. W.R. Wainright of Folkston, Mr. O.R. Leigh of Tampa, J.L. Leigh of Hilliard, and Frank Leigh of Alabama. There was quite a crowd out to pay their last tribute to the old gentleman.

THE BEND. Mr. W.E. Suggs of The Bend reports that he is cutting lots of turpentine boxes, having more men that he can use. He has had to build more houses to accommodate his increased business and says they have a good school with Miss Effie Haddock as teacher.

HOMELAND. Professor Waughtel and wife of the Colony entertained at dinner a number of their German friends and a large terrapin, a product of the Okefinokee, was served in soup.

February 27, 1908

DAN CREWS KILLED. On last Sunday morning, while on his way home about ten o’clock, Dan Crews was shot and killed by Joe Petty.

NEW BABY. If you meet Houston Hathaway with a broad smile, you needn’t be surprised. It’s another boy!

HEBARD’S SAW MILL. At last, prospects seem a little brighter for the building of the famous Hebard’s Saw Mill here. At least there’s another prospecting party in the swamp. Mr. Dan Hebard with Mr. Oakley and another gentleman came down last Saturday and are now in the Okefinokee with a crowd of lumber experts.

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