Digest of Charlton County Herald - May 1908

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

May 7, 1908

J.P. STALLINGS DIED. On Sunday, May 3 at one o’clock J.P. Stallings, one of the earliest residents of this town died at his home on the south side of Folkston after suffering a great deal for months. He was laid to rest in the Leigh Cemetery Monday, being buried from the Methodist Church of which he was a member, and also with Masonic honors. Jesse Preston Stallings was born December 1, 1849 in Nausemond County, Virginia, the home of his ancestors for more than 200 years. At the time of his death he was 59 years, 5 months, 2 days of age. He was the youngest of ten children; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Baker and Mrs. Burwell Duke of Savage Crossing, Virginia survives him.

MR. MOORE DIED. George W. Moore, president of the 1906 Colony Company, died. At a meeting of the stockholders on May lst resolutions were passed and were printed in the Herald.

SCHOOL. Mr. A.G. Gowen, assisted by N.N. Mizell has completed the taking of the school census for the county and they find 1,030 white pupils between 6 and 18 years of age and 265 colored children of school age, making 1,295 children in Charlton County who are of school age.

DAVIS HOME. Mr. H.J. Davis’ residence is progressing nicely and it will he turned over in about sixty days by contractor V.C. Parker. It is a model of beauty and convenience. The home will be lighted with electricity furnished by a private plant. Every modern convenience will be put in. It will be the best home between Waycross and Jacksonville.

No issue on microfilm for May 14th

May 21, 1908

WEDDING. Toledo: Miss Tora Stokes and Mr. Norman Allen were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents at 11:30 Sunday A.M. The bride is the charming young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.N. Stokes and Mr. Allen is highly appreciated by everyone who knows him. They will make their future home at Edith.

LOWTHER CHILD DIED. Mr. Ed Lowther brought the body of one of his little girls down Friday for burial in the Sardis Cemetery.

ARTESIAN WELL. The artesian well is now underway. Mr. Russell arrived Monday afternoon with his outfit and as soon as a derrick can be put up, which will take four or five days, boring will begin. We hope it will not be long before we can invite our neighbors in to partake of our health-giving waters.

May 28, 1908

ARTESIAN WELL. The artesian well is progressing slowly on account of quicksand. The work of boring was started Monday.

BANK OF FOLKSTON. Statement of Condition of Bank of Folkston at the close of business May 14, 1908: Resources: $35,259.77.

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