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Digest of Charlton County Herald - November 1936

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

November 6, 1936

WEDDING. Many friends in this section will be interested in the marriage of Miss Annie Jane Vickery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Vickery, and Mr. Fletcher Conner, well known young man of Callahan which occurred October 24th. The ceremony was performed by Judge W.E. Banks. They will make their home in Callahan.

WEDDING. Of interest to a wide circle of friends was the marriage of Miss Mary Jane Littlefield to Mr. Jack Streetman, the ceremony being held at the home of the bride October 31st. They are at home to their friends in Sparta, Ga. where Mr. Streetman teaches.

REV. BENNETT INJURED. Rev. Bennett of Jacksonville could not fill his regular appointment at the St. George Baptist Church Sunday, as he had been seriously hurt when he fell through the loft of his garage fifteen feet to the floor. His daughter supplied his place both morning and evening and everyone enjoyed the services very much.

WEDDING. Miss Pearl Vallenchamp of St. George was married to Thomas Beckham some weeks ago. Their friends wish for them a very happy married life.

November 13, 1936

MISS MATTIE DENMARK DIED. Miss Mattie Denmark, 88, former resident of Folkston, passed away last Saturday at the home of her niece, Mrs. W.N. Casey at Kingsland after an extended illness. She had made her home with Mrs. Casey for the past several years. She was a former resident of Folkston, having one time with her sister, operated the Central Hotel. She was a sister of the late Mrs. A.G. Gowen, Sr. and a native of Alabama. She had a host of friends in this county. She was a devout member of the Baptist Church. The funeral was at Traders Hill Cemetery. Oxley Funeral Home, Fernandina, was in charge of arrangements.

ST. GEORGE SCHOOL DESTROYED BY FIRE. The school building at St. George was destroyed by fire Friday morning about 8:30. The fire originated in an upstairs room, used for storage and workshop, from a flue. The building was an entire loss but some of the desks and most of the books were saved. No one was hurt. About half the pupils had arrived at the school before the fire. The building was a two-story brick structure. One half was erected in 1910 and the other half in 1925. The original cost was $20,000.00. It was insured for $10,000. The auditorium, which was a separate building, did not burn. School was re-opened Wednesday in the auditorium, divided into four classrooms, and the Spencer residence. This gives fair temporary quarters. Plans are already underway to rebuild a modern plant, probably on the town square, which is more centrally located than the old site. Application will be made for PWA aid with assurance already received that it will be granted.

November 20, 1936

NEW BABY. Many friends of County Agent W.D. Jones and Mrs. Jones will be interested in the announcement of the birth of a fine baby daughter born Wednesday at the Folkston hospital. Both Mrs. Jones and the baby are reported to be doing nicely.

MR. ED CLARK DIED. Friends of Mrs. Ed Clark of St. George will sympathize with her in the death of her husband. He died November 3rd and was buried in their home city, Dayton, Ohio.

FORMER STILLER A.B. VARN HAD STROKE. Friends of A.B. Varn will be sorry to learn that he had some kind of a stroke and is now able only to get around in the house a little. He was at one time the stiller for Bell and Oliver.

November 27, 1936

CLYDE GREEN IS MAIL CARRIER ON NEW MONIAC ROUTE. A new rural mail route operating out of the Moniac post office has been established. The new route extends into Baker County, Fla., most of its distance being in that county. Clyde Green, son of county commissioner S.P. Green, has been appointed as temporary carrier on the route.

WEDDING. Announcement of the marriage of Miss Hazel Gowen and Mr. C. Pearce Stapleton, popular young people of this city in Fernandina on October 18th appeared in the Savannah Morning News last Sunday, coming as a surprise to their many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Stapleton left Sunday morning for a trip of several days to points of interest in Florida. They will reside at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Gowen.

SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBERS. On November 21st the local post office began distribution of Form SS-5, which is the employee’s application for an account number under the Social Security Act, that goes into effect January lst, 1937. It takes in all employees not working for railroads and other organizations that have their own insurance group. They must apply for account numbers and beginning January lst, two percent of each employee’s salary must be paid into the Social Security Act Fund.


CREWS CHILD DIED. A little afflicted child of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Crews of Uptonville died Wednesday after a brief illness. The parents will have the sympathy of their friends in their bereavement.

CHICKENPOX IN ST. GEORGE. A few cases of chickenpox are keeping some of the children out of the St. George School this week. Little Mary Alice Norman and Inez Harris have had well-developed cases.

EXTRA DAYS OF SCHOOLING IN ST. GEORGE. The St. George School had Thanksgiving Day as a holiday but will be taught Friday and Saturday to make up for days lost when the schoolhouse burned.

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