Digest of Charlton County Herald - April 1925

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

April 3, 1925

MRS. J.H. ROGERS DIED. Mrs. J.H. Rogers, 47 years of age, died at her home Saturday afternoon. The news of her death was a shock to her many friends. Sunday the burial service was held at Sardis cemetery with Rev. E.F. Dean, Sr. conducting the service. Mrs. Rogers is survived by her husband and seven children, Mrs. A. Tyson, Bernice, Janie, Hoke, Bertha and Dorsey; four brothers, A.C. Highsmith, C.F. Highsmith, S.J. Highsmith and G.C. Highsmith; three sisters, Mrs. E.D. Rogers, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Smith.

NEWTON THOMAS RODDENBERRY BORN. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gad Roddenberry on April 1st a fine baby boy who is named Newton Thomas.

April 10

LITTLE SUE JACK LITTLEFIELD DIED. Sue Jack Littlefield, age 11 years and 4 months, died Tuesday morning at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Littlefield at Burnt Fort. The funeral was conducted at the home Thursday morning by Rev. J.A. Rahn and burial followed at the Folkston cemetery. The deceased was taken so severely ill with bronchial pneumonia Thursday afternoon that she had to be sent home. Medical aid was summoned at once and everything possible was done to save the young life. She was conscious to the last and seemed to understand that the end was near. The sorrow at her death is universal.

FREE MOTION PICTURE. A free motion picture show will be given at the courthouse tonight showing progressive methods of agriculture and livestock raising and beautiful mountain scenery in the National Forests. Everyone is invited.

AD. Hear the latest Edison records at Stapleton Pharmacy. Our line of Edison and Columbia phonographs and records are complete.

SMART STUDENTS. Honor roll students at the Folkston school: Third Grade, Thomas Askew, Julian Clements, Linder Jones, Gene Olsen, Jay Reed, Eugene Williams, Lorene Gibson, Proctor Hathaway, Julia Jackson, Martha Stapleton, Mary Shuman, Lizzie and Viola Simmons, Blanch Threlkeld, Aderine Wildes and Ruby Jones. Fourth Grade, Henry Gibson, Wilson Huling, Roy Hodges, Kathleen and Lucy Bell. Fifth Grade, Helen Battle, Pearce Stapleton, Sue Jack Littlefield.

NEW PORCH FOR MALLARD HOME. Mr. L.E. Mallard is building a new and more spacious porch to his beautiful home where the friends of this popular couple may gather summer afternoons and enjoy old time southern hospitality. We understand that many porch parties are being planned.

MR. ROBERT O'QUINN INJURED. Mr. Robt. T. O'Quinn happened to the misfortune to get his right hand shot badly last Thursday. He had been out in the field shooting larks and went to the house to put up his gun and accidently fired it off. Help was immediately called in and Dr. Fleming summoned. His hand is slowly improving.

BABY CHICKS. Mrs. A.J. Howard has a big bunch of white leghorn baby chicks which she is very proud of. We all wish her great success in raising them.

RAILROAD SUPT. VISITS HERE. Mr. McCranie, General Supt. of the Atlantic Coast Line, Savannah Division, was a recent visitor to Folkston. His private car was sidetracked while he inspected the railroad yards, buildings and possessions. He complimented the Folkston officials for the well-kept property.

April 17, 1925

ST. GEORGE SCHOOL BOND ELECTION CARRIED. The following telegram tells the good news: "The St. George bond was carried, without a vote against. John Harris." St. George has set the pace in an educational way with their $18,000.00 bond issue, to add to their stately structure.

CAR COLLIDES WITH GARAGE. Mr. Roney had quite an accident Thursday morning when the car which he was driving failed to stop and proceeded to run into the northeast corner of Mallard's Garage taking everything in its path. The destruction was quickly repaired and the corner shows no signs of ever having been torn away.

MALARIA EPIDEMIC. Dr. Fleming requests us to warn the readers against malaria and the malaria mosquito. Destroy empty cans and other receptacles that will hold water. Do not take empty cans to the woods and throw them on the ground. Bury them. The mosquito travels many miles. Boil the drinking water and take quinine every day. An epidemic is with us.

THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of the Citizens Bank at close of business April 6, 1925: Resources, $264,144.12.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Scott announce the birth of a fine baby boy on April 17th.

FIRE AT CONDON HOME. Wednesday night fire destroyed the garage of Dick Condon at his home in Homeland burning up a skip jack car and badly damaging his Ford touring car. The white leghorn chickens were saved.

April 24, 1925

LITTLE JOHN LITTLEFIELD DIED. The home of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Littlefield was again saddened by death taking their eight-year old son John last Friday morning after an illness of ten days with pneumonia. The funeral was at the Folkston cemetery by the side of his sister, Sue Jack, who died two weeks ago. The friends of the Littlefield family sympathize with them in the loss of their son and brother.

JUDGE J.J. STOKES DIED. Judge J.J. Stokes, age 70, died at his home Saturday having been stricken at noon Tuesday. His death came as a shock to Folkston and southeast Georgia as he was one of the best known and most highly respected officials the county has ever produced. He is survived by his widow; five sons, U.O. Stokes, J.O. Stokes and A.O. Stokes and I.O. Stokes and Paxton Stokes; three daughters, Mrs. E.F. Jones, Mrs. P.S. Jones, and Clennie Stokes and son-in-law R.C. Davis. The funeral was held in the Baptist Church Sunday, with Rev. A.M. McCool preaching the funeral sermon. Judge Stokes was a native of Charlton County. He had the distinction of holding office all his life with the exception of two years since he became of age. He served in the House of Representatives, as Tax Receiver, Tax Collector and Ordinary of Charlton County.

RANGE CATTLE SOLD. Seven carloads of range cattle were shipped last Thursday to Virginia to fatten on mountain pasturage. E.F. Dean was the largest seller, shipping $3,000.00 worth.

MOST OF OUR SICK HAVE RECOVERED. We are glad to know that all the seriously sick are on the road to recovery. The children, with the exception of Inez Askew, have been pronounced out of danger and the trained nurses have been dismissed.

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