Digest of Charlton County Herald - May 1922
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
May 5th, 1922
WEDDING. Miss Anna Bender and M.C. White were united in marriage at the home of the bride in St. George on April 30th. Rev. E.F. Dean, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church performed the ceremony. Mrs. White has been a teacher in the high school of St. George for several years and Mr. White is the son of a retired minister of the M.E. Church.
WEDDING. Philip Trachy, 73 years old of Homeland, and Mrs. Ann Welch, 70 years old, were married by Court Commissioner W.E. Bates at the courthouse in Minneapolis. Mr. Trachy was Mrs. Welch's brother-in-law. He had married her sister who died several years ago. The couple will spend the summer in Minneapolis.
ST. GEORGE ODD FELLOWS LODGE. April 26th was the 103rd anniversary of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in the U.S.A. The St. George Lodge No. 370 celebrated by a public dinner and parade, and services morning and evening in the Baptist Church with Rev. A.L. Green of the M.E. Church South as speaker. Officers include S.T. Cockrell, Noble Grand; John M. Grim, Vice Grand and John W. Sineath, Sec.
NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Mills announce the birth of a fine baby girl on May 3rd.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC. Mrs. W.E. Banks' Sunday School class of the Baptist Church enjoyed a moonlight picnic this week. About fifteen were in attendance.
NEWELL SCHOOL. Several cars from here went to the closing exercises of the Newell School Wednesday evening. Mrs. D.F. Pearce has taught this school for the past term.
WELFARE CONFERENCE. Mrs. Rosa Toy, chairman of this county's welfare work, is attending the welfare conference in Waycross this week.
NOTICE. $1,000.00 reward for parties that robbed R.R. Readick Monday night, April 24th at Wildes Landing.REID READDICK & BROS.
May 12, 1922
NEW SCHOOL BUILDINGS. At the Board of Education meeting a committee composed of S.M. Council and Pierce Lambert were appointed to solicit funds to build a school building for Folkston Colored School. The Supt. was instructed to proceed with the erection of buildings in the Corn House Creek district and Privett district.
NOTICE. Governor Thomas W. Hardwick issued a proclamation stating that an award of $250.00 has been offered for the apprehension of the party that shot N.B. King on March 20th.
GOWEN BABY DIED. The friends of Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Gowen sympathize with them in the death of their little baby boy born Thursday, which passed away Friday morning. The little body was tenderly laid to rest in Folkston Cemetery Friday afternoon.
MR. VANN VERY SICK. Old Mr. Vann lies very ill at his home. He has been stricken with paralysis and a complication of other troubles has rendered him helpless. He has no relatives, but the neighbors and ladies of the Baptist and Methodist societies are seeing that he does not suffer for food or comfort.
(Most of May 19th issue was legal ads)
May 26th, 1922
CHARLES HASE KILLED IN WRECK. Chas. Hase, age 64, died in Jacksonville Saturday of injuries sustained here Friday when an automobile truck in which he was riding turned over in rounding a corner. He was a native of Findley, Ohio and also had the blacksmith shop here. Among the survivors are Mrs. A.R. Kolar, sister. The remains were brought to Folkston Sunday and interred, Rev. T.B. Kemp conducting the burial service.
MRS. MARY LLOYD DIED. Mrs. Mary Loyd, age 88 years, died Sunday night and was buried in the Folkston Cemetery Monday morning. She was one of the oldest and best known residents of this county. She had been a sufferer for several months of a complication of disease brought on by old age. She is survived by one son, W.M. Smith, three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Guinn, Mrs. J.E. Wainwright and Mrs. Jane Adams.
MRS. FLORENCE V. HARDEE DIED. After an illness lasting only a few days, Mrs. R.A. Hardee, age 71, passed to the Great Beyond Monday morning. The passing away of this good mother removes one of the oldest and best citizens from our midst. She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church. Rev. T.B. Kemp, pastor of the Methodist Church conducted the funeral service at the city cemetery where this dear old body was laid to rest beside the beloved husband who died 14 years ago. She is survived by her only daughter, Mrs. S.H. Mattox.
LOST: Black silk parasol. Will the party who carried the parasol away from the school building kindly return it. MARION MILLS.