Digest of Charlton County Herald - August 1925

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

August 7, 1925

JOHN A. PRESCOTT. Resolution of Respect from Board of Education on the death of John A. Prescott, who had served twenty-five years on the Board.

WOOL SALE. Forty-five cents per pound for 7500 pounds of wool was the result of the wool sale held here Tuesday. Quite a nice sum of money to be turned over to those fortunate to own a few sheep.

600 CARS A DAY COME THROUGH FOLKSTON. Travel through here is hovering around 600 per day and we hope that Folkston will pave its main street from curb to curb to care for this travel.

SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION. Traders Hill school has been consolidated with Folkston, as well as Kennison school, which will cause the use of the dormitory for the primary grades. The annex for the St. George school building is getting ready for business.

WILHELM BRANDAU DIED. Wilhelm Brandau was born in Konigs Wait Kurnessen Germany on March 20, 1839 and died at his home in Homeland August 4, 1925 at the age of 86 years, 4 months and 15 days. In 1854 he came with his parents to America and settled in Chicago where he lived 15 years, was converted and joined the German Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1861 he was married to Miss Christine Brandau. To this union two children were born, Frank Brandau and Mrs. Fred Kottman, besides they adopted Martin Gifford when he was 13 years old, who always found a pleasant home with them. In 1864 he enlisted in the 57th Illinois Inf. Co. G, and was in the army until July, 1865. He was honorably discharged. In 1869 they moved to Charles City, Iowa and in 1888 he united with the United Evangelical Assn. and later with the United Evangelical Church. On April 18, 1897 his wife died, then on December 3, 1905 he was again married to Mrs. Christine Blank. In November, 1909 he moved to Homeland where they united with the Peoples Church. On July 30 he was taken with a congestive chill after which he went into a stupor until the end at 11:00 A.M. August 4th. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow and two children and one sister, Mrs. Katherline Kuck. 

SCHOOLS CONSOLIDATE. In July the Sandusky school was consolidated with the Moniac-Canady school. This gives us three consolidated schools, Folkston, St. George and Uptonville; five two-teacher schools, Moniac, Sardis, Racepond, Winokur and Billys Island; and only three one-teacher schools, Prescott, Screven Hill and Riverview.

WEDDINGS. Marriage licenses issued by Ordinary H.G. Gibson on July 19th: Mr. Spencer Cannady, Moniac and Miss Lizzie Stokes, St. George. Mr. Fletcher Cannady and Miss Rubie Phillips, St. George.

August 14, 1925

MR. MACK CREWS KILLED IN CAR WRECK. The week past was an unlucky one on those bearing the name of Crews. Dan Crews was badly beat up by three companions near St. George while skylarking Friday night. Tuesday evening George Crews' leg was broken above his ankle when a gravel dump fell catching him under it. He was sent to the hospital at Waycross. Lonnie Crews fell from a motor car near Mattox Thursday when it struck a cow on the track. Both the motor car and a trailing hand car ran over him, bungling him badly but not fatally. Waycross hospital for him. Mack Crews and his two sons turned their Ford over Sunday while joyriding and Mack was so badly hurt he died Monday at his Winokur home. The accident happened near Racepond school house.

DIVIDING LINE NEEDED ON ROAD. Speeding on the highway is netting results. Two cars sideswiped one another north of town, a truck turned turtle two miles north, the Crews accident ten miles north, and others show that safety lies in one simple little regulation. Mark a broad dividing line in the center of the road, using the double track method. With traffic going better than 500 a day, a little regulation may help. Safety first!

MRS. SPENCER DIED. Mrs. Spencer died in Atlanta and the remains were brought to St. George and interred in the city cemetery Thursday morning. She taught school in Folkston several years ago and was badly burned when her St. George home was destroyed by fire and her husband lost his life in the burning building.

MRS. SLOAN DIED. The friends of Mrs. Sloan at St. George will hear with sadness the news of her death which occurred in Jacksonville Tuesday at the home of her granddaughter Gertrude Kendall.

ANDREW JACKSON WAINWRIGHT DIED. Mr. Andrew Jackson Wainwright, brother of W.R. and J.A. Wainwright and Mrs. Kate Mills died at his home near Waycross Wednesday and was buried in the Folkston cemetery Thursday. He was 83 years of age.

August 21, 1925

WEDDINGS. Marriage licenses issued last week by Ordinary Gibson:
August 11th: Mr. Louis Kennison and Miss Verdie Carter.
August 16th: Mr. Otto Hayes and Miss Macy Crews of Uptonville.
August 16th: Mr. Richard Taylor and Miss Cora Belle Crews of Spanish Creek.

SCHOOLS OPEN. The Uptonville, Winokur, Sardis, Moniac, Riverview and Screven Hill schools opened August 17. The Folkston and Prescott schools will open Monday and the St. George school Tuesday. Teachers at Folkston will be Mrs. J.D. Roddenberry, Miss Mayme Askew, Miss Mallie Bedell, Miss Bernice Vickery, Miss Marion Pearce, Mrs. Mira W. Tye, Mrs. W.J. Jones. At St. George, Miss Fannye Rodgers, Mrs. J.L. Poplin, Miss Eleanor Cockrell, Miss Mary Enyedy, Miss Annette Turner and Miss Faye Doster. Uptonville, Mrs. B.B. Gowen, Miss Emily Allen, Miss Thelma Gowen, Miss Nell Sikes. Sardis, Miss Eliza Thomas and Miss Lennie Anderson. Moniac, Miss Nettie Keene and Miss Stella Keene. Riverview, Mrs. Kate Crawford. Screven Hill, Mrs. Avie Anderson. Prescott, Miss Ailene Johnson.

August 28, 1925

NOTICE: The Folkston gin will operate during the month of September. See A.W. Askew.

DR. BROCKMAN DIED. Friends of Dr. Brockman of Ottumwa, Iowa will be grieved to learn of his death which occurred this week. Dr. and Mrs. Brockman often visited Folkston. He was the owner here of one of the most valuable pecan groves in south Georgia.


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