Digest of Charlton County Herald - December 1908

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


December 3, 1908

DR. WILLIAMS. Dr. Dallas Williams has again opened up his drug store. His office is in the O’Cain Building.

SELLING COTTON. Many of the farmers were busy the latter part of last week hauling their cotton to the buyers here.

METHODIST CHURCH. Rev. M. Booth, pastor of the Methodist Church this year, and family, left Monday afternoon. He goes to Quitman to attend the Conference while his family are visiting relatives. Brother Booth has retired from the Conference and will begin farming. He says he will still preach every Sunday and when his family are all in good health again, he will join the Conference. He is a good preacher and we hate to have him leave us.

HERALD SOLD. With this issue the Herald has changed hands and goes to you under the new management. That it will lose none of its force there can be no doubt as Mr. E.L. Wainright is fully able and enters upon the editorial management with hope and determination. He is a young man of sterling and Christian character and we predict a bright future for him and the dear old Charlton County Herald. W.W. TYLER.

CHARLTON COUNTY HERALD. W.R. Wainright, Proprietor. E.L. Wainright, Editor and Manager. Published every Thursday. Subscription price: $1.00 a year in advance.

MRS. H.J. DAVIS DIED. Early last Sunday morning, November 29th, 1908 the death angel visited our town and took from among us Mrs. Sallie Davis who had been sick for more than three months. She was born January 22, 1872. In early life she was converted and joined the Methodist Church and lived a consistent Christian life to the day of her death. She was a good woman and did many things for the Lord of which the world knew but little. A few days before her death she told us she would not be with us long and assured us she would soon be with her Savior. The bereaved husband, two daughters and one son tarry behind her. Mrs. Davis was a faithful wife, a loving mother and it seems she did all in her power to make her home a happy home. She loved her husband and children and did not hesitate in making any sacrifice that would add to their pleasure.

HOMELAND GROWING. In the last year Homeland has made many improvements. Several stores have been built. A depot has been built by the Colony Co. A large sawmill has been put in and they now have a good school.

December 10, 1908

DUCKS FOR SALE. B. A. Chesser and R.A. Chesser were in town Tuesday bringing with them a fine lot of ducks which were killed in the Okefinokee Swamp.

HOMELAND. The people of Homeland have organized a Sunday School and are doing nicely with the work. B.F. Granger is Supt. and Maurice Fieber, Sec. and Treas.

WEDDING. News has reached here of the marriage of Miss Nolan Hathaway to Mr. W.R. Ivy of Jacksonville Tuesday evening, December 1st. Miss Hathaway was visiting her sister in Jacksonville and it was a surprise to all her friends here to know of her marriage there. We wish for them a life of happiness.

MASONS ELECT OFFICERS. Newly elected officers are L.E. Mallard, J.S. Mizell, G.W. Haddock, N.N. Mizell, T.L. Pickren, E.L. Wainright, B.A. Thomas, H.C. Page, A.S. Chancey, J.W. Swearingen, Alex Mills, Jr.

METHODIST CHURCH. The pastor for the Folkston Charge for the next year is I.R. Kelley. We all know him for he assisted in a protracted meeting here in 1907. Bro. Kelley is a good preacher.

HULING FAMILY MOVES HERE. Mr. H.R. Huling and family of Albertsville. Alabama arrived here last week. Mr. Huling was a successful farmer of Ala. and comes to Charlton believing it a good farming section. He has rented a farm from W.R. Wainright one and a half miles east of Folkston.

CHRISTMAS TREE ASSURED. The Baptist Sunday School will have a Christmas tree at their church on the evening of the 24th. They have given an invitation to the Methodist S.S. to join them in the work. The tree will be for the school and we believe that any who are not members of the school have the privilege of putting on presents. Those who are interested in the work should come forward and render their services. A committee has been appointed to solicit funds which will be used to buy presents for all the children of the S.S. We are sorry that all our boys and girls in the town are not S.S. scholars. It would be a pleasure indeed to see every child there enjoying the evening.

LEE DOWLING DIED. Last Saturday night Mr. Lee Dowling who has been sick for some time passed away. He was a young man about 22 years of age. Mr. Dowling has a large number of friends who regret his death.

December 17, 1908

VISITOR. J.C. Walker of Kings Ferry is here this week. John always drives a fine span of horses.

DINKINS FAMILY MOVES. Mr. Arch Dinkins is moving this week from near Uptonville to his farm one mile south of Folkston.

FLEMING SMITH TOMBSTONE. In token of the esteem and love in which Fleming Smith was held, the ladies of the town are getting up a fund to erect a monument at his grave.

WEDDING. Alberta, daughter of Mrs. V. Ray of Callahan was married Sunday afternoon to Mr. Don Weeks of Folkston. He is a linesman of the American Telephone Co. here. They arrived here on the evening train where they will make their home.

WEDDING. Yesterday evening at 7:00, Mr. Hiram Taylor was married to Miss Annie Williams, both of Racepond, Rev. G.E. Jones performing the ceremony. We wish for them a long, happy life.

CHRISTMAS TREE. The different committees appointed to make arrangements with the Christmas tree are busy and everything looks as if it will be a success. It is not given for the benefit of the Baptist Sunday School alone, but everyone is invited to take a part and help out with the work. The committees intend to put a present on the tree for every child in the town and it is their desire that all will take an interest in the work.

NEW KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS OFFICERS. The following were elected officers in the K. of P.: H.C. Page, Hamp Mizell, E.L. Wainright, Gad Roddenberry, A.F. Conner, B.G. McDonald, B.F. Scott, W.W. Davis, J.W. Johnson.

MASONIC LODGE. Subdistrict convention of Masonic Lodge was held yesterday in St. George with Moniac Lodge No.432.

AD. F.A. Thomas can build buggies, buckboards, wagons and log carts. Can paint your buggy, wagon or surrey. Will take any kind of country produce in exchange for work. See me at my new stand near the courthouse. F.A. THOMAS, Wheelwright and Blacksmith.

December 24, 1908


…..CHRISTMAS DINNER. The ladies of the town are busy preparing for the Union Christmas dinner to be served in the dining room of the Thompson Hotel.

…..SANITARIUM TO BE BUILT. Mrs. Rosa M. Toy purchased forty acres east of town last week. Mrs. Toy is a Red Cross nurse and expects to erect a sanitarium at Homeland in the near future.

AD. Christmas candies and fireworks at Dr. Williams’.

HENRY CROSBY DIED. Last Saturday afternoon Henry, the three-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Crosby, while out playing with the other children, was burned to death. It seems that the children had put fire among the grass near the fence. All escaped by climbing the fence save Henry. While near the top his clothes became fastened on a wire and he could not get over. The fire being near the fence and no other larger person around, the fire soon reached him and burned him severely. In a few hours death took him. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at the Bachlott Cemetery.

HOMELAND. The people of Homeland now have a preacher among them and religious services are held twice a month. Rev. J.A. Thompson is their pastor and they hold their services in the Colony Building.

ODD FELLOWS TO MEET. There will be a called meeting of the Folkston Lodge No. 268, I.O.O.F. The outgoing Noble Grand and the incoming Noble Grand will furnish refreshments. We will also enjoy a “Smoker” as some of the members have promised to furnish the cigars. E.L. Wainright, Secretary.

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