Digest of Charlton County Herald - May, 1914

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

May 7, 1914

INDULGENT FATHER. Ma llard went to Jacksonville last Friday to buy a doll and carriage for his little girl and she made him stay up most of the night rolling it for her.

CONFEDERATE MEETING IN JACKSONVILLE. We suppose that everybody has been to the Confederate Meeting at Jacksonville this week. The old reliable Coast Line has been shooting them through here at the rate of 40 trainloads a day this week--long, well-filled trains too.

NEW DRUG STORE. Dr. Dallas Williams is having unloaded material to re-erect The Drug Store. It will be built this time of concrete blocks and roofed with asbestos. F.G. Fonts arrived here Wednesday and is manipulating the block machine. The doctor expects to have the building completed about June 1st.

McDONALD BUILDING GOING UP. The McDonald white brick building is now fairly underway. Several brick masons have arrived and are putting in full time while the balance of the force are carrying out their part.

FESTIVAL AT BOULOGNE. May Day at Boulogne was a glorious event. The Maypole dance was a complete success. J.C. Allen’s little Homer carried off the prize for being the fattest baby with the best looking daddy on the grounds. The Hilliard band furnished sweet airs for the enjoyment of all.

A NEW SCHOOL FOR FOLKSTON. The meeting at the courthouse Thursday night resulted in a decision to build another schoolhouse on the present site, or near there somewhere.

MRS. JANE O’QUINN DIED. Mrs. Jane O’Quinn, wife of J.L. O’Quinn, departed this life on last Friday, May 1st at 10 o’clock AM after about thirteen months of illness. She was buried at Corinth Church Saturday afternoon. She was the mother of seven children, only three living: Mrs. W.C. Donaldson, J.P., and Milton O’Quinn. She was born Christmas Eve day, 1865 and died May 1, 1914 leaving her two boys and one girl and beloved husband; one brother, P.S. Spradley and five sisters, Mrs. Nancy Liles, Mrs. Allen Box, Mrs. Becky Lilles, Mrs. Hannah Mixon and Faimey Spradley.

May 14, 1914

ALLEN HOME BURNS. Shortly after noon Monday the home of J.C. Allen was reduced to ashes and charred sills in less than an hour’s time. Scarcely anything was saved, hardly what you could call a round of clothing for the children. Bedding, dishes and the little conveniences that cannot be replaced were all consumed by the flames. Mr. Allen was away from home at the time of the fire, down at St. George attending to some business. The family was provided pot luck and shelter by friends until the father arrived. Mr. Allen came in Tuesday morning and the family is now in the Baptist Parsonage but the loss of the place so dear to them called “sweet home” is and will long be keenly felt. This is a heavy loss to Joe and we believe the whole community is in sympathy with him and are anxious that he soon pick up his losses. His loss was about $1800.00 with $800.00 insurance.

THE DRUG STORE. We have been treated to some soft gentle strains of “country alto” from the voices of Roy Mizell and Jim Wright this week as they were busily toting the blocks for building the Drug Store.

May 21, 1914

MILLS HOME BURNS. Another fire, this time it was the residence of Alex Mills and in less than an hour’s time nothing was left at all. The fire was about nine o’clock at night and originated just like all the rest of the fires, nobody knows just exactly how, but it went up in smoke all the same. This is the fourth fire for us within a short space. The loss of the many home comforts will be greatly missed by the family. The building was owned by Rev. Joe Mills and was insured for $600.00 and Alex carried $300.00 insurance on his household goods.

MISS ISABELLA SHEFFIELD DIED. Miss Isabella Sheffield died at her home here Monday night at the age of about 77 years. She was buried at Zion Old Cemetery in Camden County Tuesday. The funeral was preached by Rev. Kemp of the St. Marys Methodist Church. Miss Sheffield spent her entire life in this immediate section, born in Camden County and was a resident of Folkston 25 or 30 years. The principle cause of her death was attributed to old age. She left two sisters, Mrs. Novenia Roddenberry, Folkston and Mrs. Mallette of Brooklyn, Ga.

ELECTION RETURNS. What the ballots told on Thursday: For Representative, G.W. Reynolds; for Clerk of Superior Court, J.C. Allen; for Sheriff, W.H. Mizell; for County Treasurer, O.F. Wilson; for Tax Collector, J.M. Roddenberry; for Tax Receiver, H.H. Crews; for County Surveyor, J.M. Wildes and for Coroner, H.P. Wildes.

HERMAN DAVIS OPENS STORE. Herman Davis is now in the cold drink, ice cream, lemonade and and parched pinders [peanuts] business in the last room of Davis’ block.

WAUGHTELS MOVE AWAY. The many friends of Leroy Wayne Waughtel will regret to learn that he and his family have left for their old home in the north with the intention of leaving us.

WINOKUR SCHOOL. Winokur School Trustees are asking for bids for their new school building which is to be built soon.

FOLKSTON SCHOOL. The Folkston School District has decided to rebuild with brick and the question of bonding the district is being talked of.

NEW BABY. The rain of Thursday night was double luck for Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Catoe – a sweet little girl arrived during the downpour.

May 28, 1914

NEW BARBER SHOP. C.W. Lloyd, one of our Charlton-raised boys, has established a barber shop in the rear of Herman Davis’ ice cream parlor.

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