Digest of Charlton County Herald - April 1912

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

April 4, 1912

MILLS LOST COW. F.D. Mills had a fine Jersey cow killed by the railroad last week.

AD. Wanted to buy: A good Jersey cow in milk. Three Oaks Poultry Farm, Homeland, Ga.

NEW TURPENTINE STILL. Mr. Ludlam’s new still has been set and is now pouring out charge after charge.

ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH. Saturday and Sunday are yearly meeting days at Antioch and a large crowd will be there.

MIZELL TIE CO. Mr. M. Cranford has resigned his position as saw filer and millwright out at the Mizell Tie Co.

SILVER HILL. Mr. B.A. Murphy, who runs the commissary at Silver Hill, passed here Tuesday enroute to that place on business.

RAILROAD. The extra gang on the A.C.L. has just completed laying 80 lb. steel rails on the line between here and Waycross.

AD: If all the old maids who attended the recent Convention here will call at Mrs. Stewart’s and get one of those dreams of loveliness in the shape of a hat, it will do more good than all the resolutions and preambles they might pass in a year, toward getting them a husband.

WEDDING. Invitations are out to the marriage of Miss Ernie Altman to Mr. John Colson next Sunday evening at 3:30 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Altman, three miles west of Folkston.

O’QUINNS TO MOVE HERE. Mr. Silas O’Quinn passed through here en route to Racepond Saturday to join his family. We learn that he has partially closed a deal with Mr. Joe May for his place just east of this place and will be one of our citizens.

JEALOUS KIDS. F.D. Mills’ little boys are frequently seen riding their ponies around and to the child who has not been used to such, it seems grand to the extremeness of all that is pleasing. The other day one little fellow saw them pass, watched them with hat in hand, and neck stretched till they became a speck in the distance, then turned to his father with a look of disgust and said “Oh, I wish I had a daddy like Frank Mills!”

AD: Painting and paper hanging done right. Samples of wallpaper always on hand. L.M. Waughtel, Homeland.

CHANCEY CHILD BURNED. We learn that the two-year-old child of Lee Chancey was terribly scalded by a cup of hot coffee spilling on it last Saturday.

April 11, 1912

WEDDING. Sunday evening at the home of M. Altman, Mr. John Colson and Miss Ernie Altman were married. The bride was becomingly gowned in embroidered batiste and carried a bouquet of Easter lilies. The couple assembled under three artistically arranged lily bells where the legal words made their souls as one. The home was tastefully decorated for the event and the guests were served refreshments after the ceremony. The happy couple left Sunday night for Hebardville near Waycross where the groom had a furnished home ready to step into and commence a life for better or for worse. The Herald hopes for better until it ends.

O’QUINN BOUGHT MAY PLACE. We learn that Mr. Silas O’Quinn has closed his deal with Joe May and has moved onto his possessions.

AD. For Sale: Rosin barrels, Staves and Headings. We can make quick shipments as we have the manufactured stock on hand. Mizell Tie Co.

FRANK VISITS. Frank Mizell and wife of Savannah, passed here Sunday on their way to Winokur to visit relatives. This gentleman now runs a switch engine for the Seaboard in the Savannah yards.

PICKREN IN FITZGERALD. Mr. Alvin Pickren left for Fitzgerald Sunday where he will take up his work as agent for the Rogers Silver Co. He will make a success with this as he is blessed with talking powers.

THE FIRE. Early Monday morning fire was discovered in what is known as the Wainright block and before the flames would be subdued they had lapped up this building and the two store rooms known as the Altman stores. One of the rooms of the Wainright building was occupied by J.M. Joyner, the other was empty. Mr. Joyner’s loss was complete. He had a stock of about $900.00, no insurance. The goods in one of the Altman rooms, his store, was practically saved. He only had about $200.00 insurance on the buildings which were worth about $1,000, and no insurance on his goods. The Wainright block was worth $1200. With only $500. insurance. The other room of Mr. Altman was occupied as a dwelling by Mr. Barrett and family and all of their household goods were saved. It took heroic work to save the furniture store and dwelling in the same building of Mr. T.W. Vickery but it was saved and the good citizens who fought so untiringly deserve great credit. The heat from the flames damaged the Bank of Folkston by breaking the large plate glass windows, to the amount of about $150. It was fully insured. Origin of the fire is unknown.

SCHOOL HONOR ROLL. 9th Grade: None. 8th Grade: T.L. Pickren. 7th Grade: Eunice Robinson. 6th Grade: None. 5th Grade: Dorothy Mattox, Closs Pickren, Sidney Robinson. 4th Grade: Cleo Mizell, Alton Olliff, Waudelle Vickery, Albert Stewart, James Clark. 3rd Grade: Nellie Pickren, Tillman Rogers, Ethel Courson, Howard Donahoo. 2nd Grade: Bernice Vickery, Crystal Wainright, Fannie Rogers, Seaborn Mills, Nellie Clark. 1st Grade: Helen Pickren, Jimmy Anderson, Paxton Stokes.

MRS. O’Cain died. Mrs. O’Cain died at her home here Monday evening after an illness of long standing with that fearful disease, cancer. Deceased was in her forty-second year and is survived by her husband, one brother and three sisters. No woman ever lived here who did more for the sick and afflicted than Mrs. O’Cain. She was buried here Tuesday P.M., Rev. D.B. Merritt performing the last sad rites. A beautiful light has indeed gone out. Peace to her ashes.

April 18, 1912

VISITORS. Mrs. Hattie Southern and Mrs. Hartridge Johnson and children of Callahan, who have been visiting out at Henry Johnson’s, returned Thursday.

HOMELAND CHURCH. The ladies of Peoples Church of Homeland will give a strawberry and ice cream festival at the church Tuesday evening, April 23. Price 15 cents. Everybody is invited.

O’QUINNS MOVED IN. Mr. Silas O’Quinn says he is well pleased with his new place and a fellow will have to hit around the two thousand mark to get it. It is said that Mr. May is sick over the matter but Silas says a good trade isn’t every day and he know one when he sees one.

MATTOX MOVES TO R.I. Mr. R.H. Mattox, our “Bob”, has left us – gone way up to Providence, R.I. to take a position in the clerical department of the U.S. Navy.

METHODIST CHURCH. Mrs. Jesse W. Vickery entertained the Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church last Thursday evening. These good ladies completed a handsome crazy quilt at this meeting which will be disposed of in the near future for the benefit of the church. Mrs. Vickery served refreshments at the close of the meeting and all who attended left with smiles of contentment.

VICKERY TO BUILD. The old stables on the Dr.J.C. Wright Estate have been torn away to make ready for a handsome bungalow for Mr. J.W. Vickery and family. It will be 8 rooms, 6 on the first floor and two on the second, 8 foot front piazza, 13 by 16 back piazza, screened. The building will be set back from the fronting street 25 feet. The plans were drawn by F.A. Armbruster of Homeland and will be carried out by Mr. J.O. Williamson; a carpenter formerly of Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Vickery expects to be in this residence about June 1st.

SCHOOL. The Folkston high school will close tomorrow night. The principal, Professor Schuler and his able assistants, Mrs. Schuler and Miss Rena Smith, have arranged an interesting program of about two hours solid entertainment. The Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church will serve cake and cream after the exercises.

April 25, 1912

TRADERS HILL. J.V. Gowen has bought the place known as the Lem Murrhee farm at Traders Hill and will proceed to improve it.

DR. REVILLE. Tuesday morning Dr. Reville cut out from under W.H. Booth’s arm, a tumor weighing something over two pounds.

RODDENBERRY BUYS VALUABLE LOT. John M. Roddenberry has purchased the W.L. O’Cain property joining John’s stables. This makes John own some valuable property right in the heart of the city.

CITY IMPROVEMENTS. Marshal Cooner is busy putting in a substantial cinder road between the depot and the courthouse. He has also fixed up the pumping station so it will be be dependable for a while.

BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev. E.L. St. Clair will preach at Philadelphia Church on Saturday night before the fourth Sunday in April, also Sunday at 11:00 A.M. and at Folkston on Sunday night.

MIDRIVER VISITORS. Misses Beulah Brown and Anita Oldham and Messrs Alva and Morris Hopkins and Holland Brown of Midriver were here to attend the closing of Folkston High School and were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Vickery while here. Miss Beulah Brown formerly attended school here and her friends were all glad to welcome her and her friends.

WEDDING. Married on Wednesday April 17th, Mr. J.L. Sikes to Miss Katie Allen, Rev. Thompson of Homeland officiating. Mr. Sikes is a prominent young man interested in naval stores operations of Newell and Miss Allen is a charming and attractive young lady of that section of the county.

SCHOOL. Graduates in Common School studies: Eunice Robinson, Mary Roddenberry, Annie L. Clark, Edgar Cox, Albert Phillips, Alvin Stokes, Clinnie Stokes, Mattie Bell Roddenberry. Medal for attendance: Dorothy Mattox. Never missed a minute and always knew her lessons. Medal for Scholarship in Principal’s Room: T.L. Pickren.

SCHOOL. The Teachers Institute is now in session in the school auditorium and the following is a list of teachers and prospective teachers in attendance: Mesdames S.B. Leary, A.J. McBean, E.V. Ketchum, C.H. Schuler, Misses Hilda Mattox, Clyde Reville, Grace Brooks, Rena Smith, Grace Haag, Ethel Williams, Messrs C.H. Schuler, W.A. Yarber, F.E. Brock. Prospective Teachers: Misses Maggie Minchew, Lois Mattox, J.B. DeGraffenreid, Mrs. Sallie Gautier, Mr. Perry Rogers.

ALBERT WILLIAMS DIED. Albert Williams died very suddenly at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.F. Wilson here Friday night. He had been complaining during the afternoon but was able to be up and eat supper. About 7:30 he was taken and died almost instantly. He was about 17 years of age and the son of the late D.H. Williams. Within less than two years, four of this family of six have passed away. Albert had been a sufferer for several years with some heart affliction. Mr. Williams of Screven attended the funeral Sunday of his grandson out at Sardis.

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