Digest of Charlton County Herald - November 1912
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
November 7, 1912
MISS ANNIE’S NEW ROOM. Mrs. Annie Wright has fixed up some cozy little living rooms in the rear of her store and they are neat and comfortably appearing, making her well fitted up for living and doing business on the same floor.
VISITORS. Misses Flora and Laura Gowen came in from Kingsland Sunday in a machine. They had been visiting their uncle, Mr. Barney Gowen, over in Camden.
NORD HAD ACCIDENT. Nord Williams was limping all over himself as a consequence of a sprawl on the plank walk leading to the Methodist Church Sunday night.
NEW BABY. T.W. Wrench was in to see us yesterday and spoke very pleasantly of things in and around St. George and before leaving referred to a young lady visitor at his house whose age will be Sweet Sixteen in the year 1928.
REWARD OFFERED IN SCHOOL FIRE. Fifty dollars reward will be paid for apprehension and proof to convict the parties who burned the new school house near Conners Old Mill in this county on the night of October 27, 1912. /s/ L.E. MALLARD, County School Supt.
November 14, 1912
HOOKWORMS, BEWARE! Dr. Abercrombie will commence his crusade on the hookworms of Charlton commencing at Folkston today, St. George on the 15th and Winokur on the 29th. Everyone who feels bad and can’t account for it will be examined free.
A.H. WAINRIGHT DIED. Mr. A.H. Wainright died at Hickox November 9th and his remains were laid to rest in Corinth Cemetery Sunday November 10. Mr. Wainright was reared in Charlton and had lived here all his life up to about two years ago when he moved to Camden County.
GOWEN FAMILY MOVED. Mr. Barney Gowen and family have moved from the Jesse Vickery place out to the Paxton Place, out from the city.
TRUE COLA DRUMMER HERE. Mr. J.B. McCrary, of the National Beverage Co. of Chattanooga was here Wednesday in the interest of that refreshing beverage – True Cola.
WRIGHT BUILDING PAINTED. Mrs. Annie Wright is having Mr. Waughtel put a neat coat of paint on her building which has brightened up things in that part of the city.
SCHOOLS MAY COMBINE. L.E. Mallard is preparing to carry out the instructions of the county Board of Education in combining schools in some sections of the county. It is probable that children living a great distance will be given some consideration in the way of transportation to and from school.
HOMELAND CHURCH. The People’s Church of Homeland will be dedicated on the fourth Sunday of this month. /s/ CHARLES T. ROGERS, Minister.
AD. The F.G. Co. is the place to get things to eat and have them delivered in time for each meal. Mr. T.L. Pickren has built up a paying business by his natural tact and knowledge of what the people want. If there is anything of the substantive or dainty order, phone the Folkston Grocery Co. and it will be in your kitchen almost before you can hang up the receiver.
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November 28, 1912
RAILROAD. Six additional trains have been put on the line and Happy Smith and the boys in the [railroad] tower have been kept a little more on the rush since Sunday.
MIZELLS VISIT. Mr. E. T. Mizell, chief car inspector at the Union Station in Savannah, and his wife, visited his brother J.S. Mizell several days last week.
NEW CHIMNEY. Tax Collector Roddenberry is having that expert brick mason J.B. Baker build a chimney to his residence. John is going to keep things warm this winter.
OWEN GIBSON HURT. Mr. Owen Gibson is on crutches from a broken bone in his leg by a mule’s heel coming against it.
METHODIST CHURCH. Rev. D.B. Merritt took the train Tuesday for Savannah where he will attend Annual Conference and receive his sentence [appointment to new church].
MISTAKE. The party who bought 100 land deeds [forms] from us last Monday for fifty cents will confer a favor by returning 75 of them. Two cents a piece is not fifty cents a hundred, but is $2.00 a hundred and the decision between us and the gentleman that it was fifty cents a hundred is beyond a doubt a very grave mistake.
VISITOR. Mr. J.G. Cordon, the freehearted wood and tie man of Brunswick, stopped over here a few days last week and while here turned over his machine and chauffeur to the pleasure of the young ladies of Folkston.
AD. Joe Jones, my minor son, left me on the 18th of November without my permission. All parties are notified not to employ him and the sheriff or any citizen are asked to detain him and notify me and I will pay all charges. JOE JAMES, Kings Ferry, Fla.
GRADUATED. Miss Nellie Davis arrived home Monday night from Draughton’s School with a first degree diploma in her handbag and she is now a full fledged master of the business ways of this world.
A.J. WALKER DIED. A.J. Walker, the county’s oldest citizen, died at his home near here quite suddenly last Friday. Deceased was in his 82nd year at the time of his death and had lived in this section all his life. He is survived by his wife who is about 80 years of age and one daughter, Mrs. John Swearingen of Fargo. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery here Sunday morning. Peace to his ashes.
ANOTHER MISTAKE. Miss Mae Cranford is teaching at Conner’s Mill, this county, instead of Hortense as announced by mistake last week. We are guilty of making all classes and gender of errors here of late, for instance on Monday we sold $2.00 worth of land deeds for fifty cents. We haven’t been taking anything except some whooping cough medicine Dr. Williams gave us for the baby.
BACHLOTT SLAVE DIED. A.D. Green, colored, died September 13th at the age of 107 years. He was the oldest citizen of Camden County and died on the place he settled called Greenville near Kingsland. He was one of the South’s rare old darkies of whom but few are left. He was a slave of the Bachlott’s who were early settlers in this part of the country.