Digest of Charlton County Herald - December 1910
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
December 1, 1910
BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev. Dan Sikes preached to a large congregation at the Baptist Church here Sunday evening.
ROBINSON DIED. C.R. Robinson died last Wednesday at Thomas, Alabama and was brought here and buried at Sardis Church Saturday afternoon. His people here knew nothing of his illness until they received a telegram announcing his death.
LOSS OF HORSE. Rev. J.A. Clark had the misfortune of losing a fine horse Monday night. The loss of a good horse falls heavy on a poor man in these times of high prices. However, we can come together and chip in and make Bro. Clark’s loss good without hurting anybody. Now don’t everybody wait for someone to take the lead in this matter, but let everyone do his own part as duty requires.
WEDDING. Miss Cora Mizell and C.J. Altman were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents, Hon. and Mrs. J.T. Mizell on last Wednesday P.M.
COLE RAIN. Parties who recently purchased the Cole Rain property are beginning extensive improvements down there.
December 8, 1910
WEDDING. Miss Minnie Colson and Hampton Mizell were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Colson, on Tuesday P.M.
BABY DIED. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Thomas died here on last Wednesday and was buried Thursday. The child was about eighteen months old and had been sick almost from birth.
STOKESVILLE SCHOOL. The Stokesville School closed on Friday night, November 25. It has been under the management of Professor A.B. Bennett for the past five months.
NEWELL SCHOOL. Newell School closed last Thursday. We regret very much the loss of our teacher.
December 15, 1910
STRICKLAND DIED. George Strickland died at his home here on last Saturday night after a long illness of consumption. He leaves besides his wife, Annie, who is seriously sick at this time, five daughters.
MRS. YOUNG DIED. Mrs. Young, of Birmingham, Ala., died at the home of her daughter Mrs. T.W. Vickery on Sunday evening about 9 o’clock. She was in her usual health up to Sunday evening and attended the evening service at the Baptist Church, and just before getting home began complaining. The doctor was immediately called but when he arrived, her condition was such that he could not render her any aid. The immediate cause of her death was acute indigestion.
WEDDING. Miss Carrie Vickery and Mr. F.C. Bates were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents four miles east of town Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J.A. Clark officiating. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Vickery and is a young lady of high accomplishments. The groom is originally from Lakeland, Fla. and is a young businessman of sterling ability.
NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Knox are all smiles. A boy has arrived.
CHRISTMAS TREE. On the night of December 24th there will be a Christmas Tree given by the town at the school building. Everybody is invited to come and bring their presents. All presents must be at the school building by 3:30, so as not to cause any rush. No age limit. Everybody come at 6:30.
COLLECTING TAXES. J.J. Stokes spent several days last week in the southern end of the county collecting taxes for Tax Collector Allen who has been confined to his home with an attack of the Grip.
….TWINS. Elmer Brewer is wearing a broad smile –twin boys.
….WEDDING. Mr. J.H. Zarfos left Sunday for Minneapolis at which place he is to be married to Miss Sarah Leighton.
NEW JUDGE. T.L. Pickren has been appointed Judge of the County Court to succeed Judge A.G. Gowen, whose term of office expired on November 10th.
December 22, 1910
HOMELAND NEWS: Mr. W.H. Bruce has been making trips to various South Georgia towns in the interest of the Homeland Cigar Factory.
GOOD COTTON CROP. We are informed upon reliable authority that Mr. James Raulerson who lives down in the Big Bend has just sold the last of his cotton crop for the year and that he has $1,407.99 net off of about 20 acres planted in cotton.
SCHOOL TAXES. Four school districts of the county have voted on the question of local taxation for public schools. In all four districts not a single vote was cast against local taxation.