Digest of Charlton County Herald - November 1921

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

November 4, 1921

TOURISTS GET HELP. The Central Dixie Highway between Waycross and Jacksonville will be patrolled each day by five men in a Ford truck who will lend assistance to tourists that might get stuck while the road is being repaired.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES COMPETE. The Adult Class of the Baptist Sunday School challenge the Adult Class of the Methodist Sunday School for an attendance contest for November. Miss Lucille Barnett is the teacher of the Baptist Sunday School class and John Harris is the Methodist teacher.

TEACHERAGE IS NAMED. In the voting contest to name the teacherage-dormitory, "Oak Hall" received the highest of votes case.

NEW BABY. Bright little Miss Melba Zarfos arrived via Storkdom at 8 PM October 24 to take up her abode with Mr. and Mrs. L. Norman Zarfos.

HOMELAND RESTAURANT. Mrs. Roberts, Homeland, has moved her general merchandise store into her new building near the garage, also runs a restaurant and is doing fine.

CIGAR FACTORY IS BUSY PLACE. The cigar factory in Homeland is doing a land office business. They are running a force of twenty hands including bunch breakers, rollers and packers, which is not adequate. Three expert cigar makers will arrive next week from Manheim, Penn. One order came in for 16,500 cigars on November lst.

TRADERS HILL SCHOOL. The Traders Hill School closed Friday for a week for the children to help in the potato digging and the cane grinding.

NEW DOCTOR. The public will be glad to know that Dr. Noble has located permanently with us.

AUTO ACCIDENT. A head-on collision between a Ford driven by Verne Pickren and a tourist Buick Sunday afternoon where the Dixie Highway makes a sharp turn at Marshal Paxton's place resulted in a pretty badly torn up Ford. The driver of the Buick paid the damage and went on to Florida.

WEDDING. Mrs. Alma Weise and Mr. Floyd Ward were happily married Monday afternoon, Judge J.J. Stokes officiating. Mrs. Ward is a sister of Mrs. Charlie Wright and has often visited here. Mr. Ward is a well known contractor and builder having been located here for several years.

November 11th

DR. MOORE DIED. Dr. J.A. Moore died suddenly at his home Thursday night, November 10th, about 9:00 o'clock of acute indigestion. He was 46 years of age and was a prominent physician. He was born April 6, 1876 at Nichols, Ga. On August 1, 1900 he married Miss Hattie Mae Watkins at Manor. They had six children, only one living through infancy, Miss Elma. He united in his early years with the Baptist Church in DuPont and was ordained a deacon July 29, 1919. He is survived by his wife and daughter, his mother at Nichols, his brother Dr. Dan Moore of Lulaton beside other relatives. A funeral service was held at the home Friday afternoon and the remains were taken to Nichols for interment. (Combination obituary of Nov. ll and In Memorium of Nov. 18.)

WEDDING. Miss Emmie Crews and Mr. Dave Crews were happily married at the home of the bride's uncle, J.H. Raulerson, last Thursday. Mrs. Crews is the only daughter of Mrs. Sylvilla Crews. They are receiving congratulations from relatives and friends.

November 18th

NEW BABY. A fine little baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Stapleton Saturday night, November 12th.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hodges, St. George, have a newcomer, a fine boy.

REGULAR CITY ELECTION. On December 6th, the regular election will be held to elect the following officials for the City of Folkston: Mayor, Clerk, Treasurer, Assessor and five aldermen. 
C.E. STROUP, Clerk

DR. MOORE. (Traders Hill News) The people in and around Traders Hill were shocked to learn of Dr. Moore's death. He was faithful and especially at the time the flu was raging in this neighborhood. He will long be remembered as a good physician.

November 25, 1921

BOARD OF EDUCATION. A report concerning the Chesser Island School was given at the county Board of Education meeting and it was agreed to build a school house at a point convenient to a portion of the Cornhouse Creek patrons. Since the consolidation of the Moniac and Canady school districts have been effected and the board no longer wants to use the long name of Moniac-Canady Consolidated School, a new name will be selected.

MR. JOHN ROGERS DIED. Mr. John Rogers died at his home near Folkston Thursday of an illness of several months duration. He was buried at Sardis Cemetery Friday morning. He is survived by his wife and four grandchildren, besides other relatives.

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