Digest of Charlton County Herald - April 1936

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

April 3, 1936

HOMELAND CITY COUNCIL. Mayor Wrench, Aldermen Garrison, Toy and Kottman were at Homeland council meeting this week. Bill for renewing of bottoms in 24 chairs were read and ordered paid at $4.70. Mrs. Carrie McLeod was appointed Tax Collector. The tax rate was set at 2.5 mills.

WEDDING. A marriage of interest to many friends took place here Sunday at the home of Judge H.G. Gibson when Hugh Dorsey Anderson and Miss Thelma Watkins, both of Jacksonville were united. The ceremony was performed by Judge Gibson. The groom is highly regarded in this county and is the grandson of Judge Gibson.

NEW COUNTY AGENT BEGINS DUTIES. Wilburn D. Jones arrived here this week to take over the Farm Demonstration Agent for the county succeeding A.B. Hursey, who moves to Sylvania. Mr. Jones served as the Farm Rehabilitation Supervisor in 1935. Mrs. Jones is the former Kathleen Wildes, daughter of Mack Wildes.

ENGAGEMENT. Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Stokes announce the engagement of their daughter, Juanita, to Richard Stroup. The wedding will be in early April.

MR. WALLICE L. WAINWRIGHT DIED. Wallice L. Wainwright, an old citizen of Charlton, son of the late Henry Wainwright, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Jack Lloyd, in Homeland Tuesday night. He was buried Wednesday at Antioch Cemetery. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Jack Lloyd and Miss Minnie Wainwright and one sister, Mrs. J.J. Stokes. He had been in bad health for several months and for the past several weeks has been in very poor health, unable to take nourishment. Many friends of long standing mourn his going as he was well known and a farmer living near Folkston for many years.

WEDDING. Nuptials of Miss Carrie Johnson and Mr. Charles Bush was announced the past week as having taken place in Brunswick last July. The bride has been living with her mother, Mrs. W.R. Wainwright, since the wedding and it was only the past week when the announcement was made. The second surprise came with the announcement of the birth of a fine 6 pound boy born Tuesday. He has been christened James Leonard.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS. Unless something happens to change plans, the closing dates for schools will be as follows: Moniac, April 3; St. George, May 25; Uptonville, May 26; Folkston, May 27. Various plans for closing exercises will be made to suit local needs. All will be as simple as possible. Chief feature of the closing exercise at Folkston will be the exhibit of work done by the pupils. Each group will have a booth in the gymnasium. Visitors will be conducted through these by pupil guides. The only public program will be high school graduation on Wednesday night.

MUSIC CONCERT FRIDAY NIGHT. For the past ten weeks the Ganus Music School has been holding classes for grammar school and high school pupils. The courses included instruction in violin, guitar, mandolin, banjo and other instruments. As a conclusion to the work done a concert is to be given in the grammar school auditorium Friday night. The program will include selections by a 75 piece stringed band, piano, accordion, saw and broom solos and other musical numbers. The entire proceeds will go to the incidental fund of the school, which is in a depleted condition.

NOTICE: I will be in my office at the Homeland Post Office on the following days to register persons who are unemployed: April 3, 4, 11 and 17. Lonnie Guinn, Registrar.

April 10, 1936

WEDDING. The L.E. Stokes home was the scene of a beautiful wedding ceremony Sunday morning at 8:00 o’clock, April 5th, when Miss Juanita Stokes and Mr. Richard Stroup were united in marriage by Rev. E.J. Kilpatrick.

NEW CATERPILLAR TRACTOR. The new diesel-powered Caterpillar tractor and twelve foot road grader recently purchased by the County Commissioners have been placed in service, and are being used to improve the Folkston-St. George road.

WEDDING. Announcement is made of the marriage here on April 3rd of Miss Oree Roddenberry and C.D. Williams, the ceremony being performed by Judge H.G. Gibson. The bride is the daughter of Miss Ruby Roddenberry and was a teacher in the Folkston School. Mr. Williams is from near Waycross and for the past few months has been employed by Hercules Co. here.

NEW TEACHER. Miss Jessie Overstreet of Lawtey, Fla. arrived in Folkston this week to work as teacher in the local school to succeed the former Miss Oree Roddenberry whose marriage occurred last Friday and who gave up her work as teacher here.

April 17, 1936

GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW. The Garden Club of Folkston will give a display of flowers on April 29th at the high school building. Blue ribbons will be given to the finest display of mixed flowers, also single specimen. Every lady in Folkston is asked to contribute at least one arrangement of flowers.

WEDDING. The marriage in Waycross on January 10th of Miss Charlotte Stewart and Mr. Allen Nazworth, popular and well known young people, has been announced to the pleasant surprise of their friends. They are occupying an apartment at the home of Mrs. Cason.

BEAUTIFUL AMARYLLIS GARDEN. One of southeast Georgia’s outstanding beauty spots is the flower garden of Dr. A. Fleming located just to the rear of his hospital occupying about half an acre. This unusually attractive flower garden is composed of hybrid amaryllis of many varieties developed over several years of patient experimentation by the doctor. They are now in full bloom with brilliant red and white flowers, presenting a scene that is well worth going miles to see.

TEST OIL WELL. The moving of drilling machinery to a site just across the St. Marys River in Nassau County has about been completed and it is announced that drilling operations for the test oil well will soon begin there.

JACK THOMPSON TO MANAGE DRUG STORE IN NAHUNTA. Jack Thompson left Thursday for Nahunta where he will operate a first class modern drug store business in the Hotel Knox building in that city.

JENNINGS HADDOCK BUYS QUALITY CLEANERS. The Quality Cleaners, the well equipped cleaning establishment formerly operated here by Williams & Son of Jacksonville, has been purchased by Jennings Haddock who is now in charge of the business.

HONOR ROLL OF ST. GEORGE SCHOOL: lst and 2nd Grade, Mary Alice Norman, Edward Raulerson, Marie Bussey, Lotus Barnett, Eloise Bell, Dorothy Crawford, Jannette Crawford, Bertha Parham, Betty Ratcliffe, Rudolph Raulerson, Wilber Lee Smith. 3rd and 4th Grade, Clella Mae Crawford, Eula Mae Crews, Earl Hutson, Annette Smith. 6th Grade, Ollan Parham, Marguerite Osterman, Nellie Smith. 5th and 7th grade, Kerry Bussey, Ann Hopkins, Wander Raulerson, Myrtie Hodges, James Ratcliffe, J.V. Hodges. High School, Donald King.

April 24, 1936

ST. MARYS RIVER VALLEY A POTENTIAL OIL FIELD. The contract has already been let and machinery is being assembled for a test oil well at a site six miles south of Folkston. The enterprise is backed by local businessmen.

DR. McCOY TO RETURN TO FOLKSTON. Workers are remodeling the first floor of the old bank building, which will be used as an office for Dr. W.R. McCoy, according to J.K. Larkins, owner of the building. Dr. McCoy and family who live in Alma will return to Folkston to make their home.

MR. LISTON BYRD DIED. Liston Byrd, 21, died Sunday night at the hospital in Jesup where he had been sent a week ago from his home near Winokur, where he lived with his mother at her father’s home, Will Davidson. He was buried from Corinth in the church cemetery. Just three weeks ago his wife departed this life from the same disease, pneumonia, just after the birth of a baby, which also died. Mr. Byrd leaves his parents, three sisters and a brother to mourn his death. Mrs. J.M. Crews of Folkston is his half-sister.


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