Contributed by Shirley Akin
The Democrat Reporter January 1911 - December 1914 (Some issues missing) Alabama Department of Archives and History Ref# M92.0304
Genealogical excerpts for the surnames Drinkard, Hasty and Morgan
Note: This extraction represents by best effort to accurately transcribe items of interest to those researchers of the above mentioned surnames. I have made an effort to leave all spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors intact. Items are arranged by date and column heading. This extraction does not include every item, as there were numerous citations for A.L. Hasty, in the performance of his routine duties, which had little or no genealogical value. "Extracted Item" refers to citations that a summarized, not quoted.
May 4, 1911
"Spring term, 1911, of the circuit court of Marengo County
"Petty Jury No. 1--W. T. Bouler, B. L. Garber, J. T. Mayo, Tom G. Johnson, Sr., L. S. Peppenhorst, R. L. Morgan, D. D. Woolf, J. D. Bates, G. W. Allen, W. R. Dixon, J. J. Flowers, Heard Knox
"Petty Jury No. 3--G. F. Perkins, S. T. Lewis, J. W. Ballard, Chas. Robinson, O. P. Tucker, D. F. Baty, John C. Hamilton, J. W. Hasty, H. Fitts, J. H. Bouler, Chas. Pritchett, W. E. Johnson"
May 11, 1911
"Local and Personal "...Mrs. Hasty, mother of Judge Hasty, is visiting in South Marengo."
July 27, 1911
"Local and Personal "Messrs. W. G. and Wesley McClure, of Dixon's Mills, attended the funeral of Miss Berta Drinkard here Saturday." "Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Godwin, of Dixon's Mills, returned to their home yesterday, they having attended the illness and funeral of the sister of the latter,Miss Berta Drinkard."
August 3, 1911
"Following is a list of the Confederate Pensioners who have recently been added to the roll of Marengo County, as furnished us by Dr. W. L. Kimbrough, a member of the County Board of Examiners: ...Third Class--...Mrs. S. A. Morgan, Nicholsville,..."
August 10, 1911
"Local and Personal "...Mr. M. M. Hasty was a Selma visitor this week..."
August 17, 1911
"Dixon's Mills Dots "...Messrs. T. E. Hatch and Geo. Hasty visited Camp Grounds on Saturday last..."
"Local and Personal "Mr. E. A. Barley is filling the position of prodate (sic) clerk, Mr. M. M. Hasty having resigned to accept a position on the road for the Eagle-Thistle Soda Factory..." "We regret to learn of the illness of Miss Lola Drinkard, who has been sick of a fever for several days. Miss Drinkard is one of the most enthusiastic candidates in the contest and bids to win one of the premiums... "We are glad to note the atmosphere of prosperity going on in Linden's business section. Mr. J. W. Drinkard is putting up a fine new store building to engage in the mercantile business..."
August 24, 1911
"Miss Lola Drinkard Dead.
"With heavy heart we would drop a tear to the memory of Miss Lola Josaphine Drinkard, the second eldest daughter of our fellow townsman, Mr. John W. Drinkard,whose sad and untimely death occured Monday morning at 4 o'clock, just as the silvery cords of dawn were ushering in a new born day. The funeral services were conducted Monday evening at 6 o'clock at the Linden cemetery by her pastor, Rev. J. R. McGlaun. "The sad news of her death cast a cloud of deep sorrow over the the entire community, for every heart was touched with sympathy for the stricken ones from whose fireside the light had fled. "The subject of this sketch was about twenty years of age and, as stated, was the second eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Drinkard. She had recently returned from Livingston where she had attended a training school for teachers and had prepared herself for this life's vocation. On the 21st day of July her sister, Berta, (11 years of age) preceded her in death, the cause being the same, typhoid fever. Such severe chastening of these excellent people, by 'Him who doeth all things well,' but forcefully reminds us that the 'Lord loveth whom he chasteneth.' "Let us, if possible, gather up the elements of the life of the departed one and weave of them a picture for the walls of memory. She ran the journey of life in twenty years. It is a path marked with deeds of kindness and cheer. Sunshine not shadow, flowers not thorns did she scatter everywhere, and with these she was lavish. Truth was the inspiration of her life and by kindness she exemplified its great worth. Was not her life full of Godliness? "While she has gone from the scenes of conflicts, the sorrows and pleasures of life, she will still live in the hearts of all who knew her. Her retiring nature led her to hide her best qualities from public gaze but they were revealed to those who enjoyed her acquantance; yet it was in her home where her true worth was most conspicuous. She was a kind loving daughter, and her devotion to the family circle had no limit. "Her future was full of promise, and we dare not ask why she was taken in the prime of life, unless, as flowers are picked before the frost finds them that we may not witness their decay. "It is sad, indeed, to see one so well equipped for life taken so unexpectedly, yet for her there was no standing in the borderland, gazing into the unknown, for death came without a struggle, as the sunset dies along the hills when day is over. A life that imparts such lessons is worth the living. "To the heart-broken mother and father, the remaining sisters, loved ones and friends, this paper extends condolence and deepest sympathy, and while the clouds of grief and trouble are hovering heavily over them we would tenderly remind them that this broken chain within the family but forms another link in the golden chain to bind them to the Celestial City,"
Vineland, Aug. 13, 1911.
To the Circuit Judge, Probate Judge, and Judge of Law and Equity court of Marengo county:
We the missionary committee of Wesley Chappel Church ask your pledge and hearty support as law abiding people and co-workers with our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ, in this section of our county, that each of you will, in addition to a fine and cost, impose a sentence in each case, and that you will not take sentence off of Lawbreakers, who come before you with evidence to convict, or who plead guilty of selling whiskey, gambling, or violating church laws by cursing on, fighting on, or destroying church property. We appeal to you for protection. Without hard labor we cannot check the curse that is ruining our county.
Yours for Christ,
Rev. W. F. Floyd Mr. Poole Vick Mr. Louis Lisenby Mr F. D. Threadgill Mrs. Lee Ethredge Mrs. John Vick Miss Effie Kiker Miss Linnie Lisenby Mrs. D. G. Lowery Chairman of Committee"
There will be a barbeque and picnic, at or near Wesley Chapel church, Saturday, August 26th. There will be a lecture on Woodcraft and other important subjects. A ball game of course.
Refreshments will be sold for the benefit of Welsy Chapel church. Everybody cordially invited.
Mrs. Bonnie Etheredge " Berta Vick " Pearl Lowery Miss Linnie Lisenbe " Effie Kiker, Committee"
"Myrtlewood News" "Mrs. J. C. Miller was on the sick list the past week, and Mrs. Hasty came down Saturday evening and spent Sunday with her. The Judge cane down Sunday evening and they returned to Linden Monday morning..."
August 31, 1911 "Lola
"She is not dead, 'There is no death'; With her, true life has just begun, Her field of work she's only left, To enter on a broader one.
"Yes, she has ever faithful been, O'er the 'Few things' given here, And now she's cleansed from all sin, And gone to hear 'Well done' up' there.
"She'll 'Catch the broken threads again, And finish what she here began,' And higher, higher she'll ascend, As she obeys each dear command.
"And Oh! her mission, too, may be, To visit those she's left behind, And though the dear one we'll not see, We'll feel her presence, O, sublime;
"And Berta, too, perhaps she'll bring, When to the old home she descends; O, may they take away the sting, And comfort their poor lonely friends!
"Oh! could we tear the veil away, And view them in their home above, Submissively we then, would say, That all was done in tender love.
"Dear precious ones, 'twill not be long, Until we, too, shall reach that home; Ah! there we'll join in holy song, Around our Savior's Kingly throne. Auntie"
September 7, 1911
"Local and Personal "Mrs. J. W. Drinkard was taken to the infirmary at Selma for treatment Tuesday for typhoid fever... "Mrs. A. L. Hasty has been visiting relatives at Nanafalia for several days..."
"Myrtlewood News "...Mrs. Hasty, of Linden, visited Mrs. J. C. Miller this week."
September 14, 1911
"Mrs. Drinkard Dead.
"Last week this paper stated that Mrs. Jno. W. Drinkard had been taken to Selma for treatment for typhoid fever, and it now becomes our painful duty to announce the sad fact of her death, which occurred Monday morning at 8 o'clock. "The saddest scene that has been witnessed in Linden for many years was when the remains were taken from the train Monday afternoon where lay two sick children of the same malady and from which home two daughters had been buried since the 21st day of July. Children, women and strong men bowed down in grief and wept like babies in sympathy for the grief stricken family. "The remains were interred in the Linden cemetery Tuesday afternoon by the side of her daughters, the services being conducted at the Methodist church by her pastor, Rev. J. R. McGlaun."
September 21, 1911
"Dixon's Mills Dots (Received too late for last week.)
"J. K. Pearson and wife, T. E. Hatch and Geo. Hasty were delegates at Thomaston Saturday and Sunday at the county convention and were only too glad to learn their school was one among the few banner schools of the county.
"Local and Personal "... Mr. J. T. Williamson, of Auburn, was in town Monday inspecting the Drinkard plantation."
I am offering during the months of September
and October fifty I.C. White Plymouth and white Leghorn cockerels at $1.00 each. Quality and satisfaction guaranteed. Eggs at half price from Sept. 20th, to Nov. 1st, 75 cents per setting. My pens are headed by healthy well mature cocks of merit. Send in your order at once and get first choice. L. B. Morgan 9:21-2w Myrtlewood, Ala."
"Aimwell News "...Miss Birdie Morgan, of Camp Grounds, visited her sister, Mrs. B. F. Mayton, the latter part of the week..."
Extracted item: T. E. Hasty was empaneled as a juror for the Marengo Law and Equity Court convened Monday morning at 9:30 am
September 28, 1911
"Local and Personal... "Judge and Mrs. Hasty, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. E. Hecker, J. Q. Bailey, Miss Aileen Glass, Attorney J. M. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Shute and Miss Shute, have returned from Pine Hill where they have been for several days attending the Bethel Baptist Association."
"A Card of Thanks
"Will you allow us space in your paper to thank the good people of Linden for their goodness and sympathy shown us during our great troubles and bereavements. "We are sure that some of the best people in the world live in Linden, they are so sympathetic and thoughtful of others. Respectfully, J. W. Drinkard and Children."
October 5, 1911
"Local and Personal "Miss George who has been nursing in the Drinkard family for several weeks has been resting for several days at the home of Westley Drinkard. "We learn that the two Drinkard boys who have been down so long with the fever are holding their own. We trust that they will soon be out of danger."
October 12, 1911
"Local and Personal "Miss Mamie Drinkard was taken to the King Infirmary last Saturday. "Mr. J. W. Drinkard is opening his new store in New Town and has a very large stock of goods.
"Myrtlewood News "Mrs. A. L. Hasty, of Linden, was the guest of Mrs. Miller last week and was a guest of the Sewing Circle at Mrs. K. C. Carter's Saturday Eve..."
October 19, 1911
"Local and Personal... "The two Drinkard boys are rapidly recovering. "Judge and Mrs. A. L. Hasty are attending the Fair at Montgomery. "We learn that Miss Mamie Drinkard, who was taken to Kings Infirmary with typhoid fever, is improving."
October 26, 1911
"In Memory of Mrs. J. W. Drinkard
"Help us, O God! to bear this cross, Alas! 'tis hard, with her, to part; But truly great, as is our loss, True happiness, with her, shall start.
"She's only crossed the great divide, Which separates us from that land, Where sorrow never shall betide, And where, all things, we'll understand.
"Oh! no more sorrow, no more tears, For all is bliss and joy untold, A starry crown, we know she wears, There in the tender Shepherd's fold.
"Yes, heaven's richest gifts shall share, For faithful, faithful has she been, In helping all, their burdens, bear, Who struggled in this world of sin.
"Afflicted ones she ne'er forgot, Her deeds were known both far and near, It ever seemed to be her lot, To scatter kindness everywhere.
"And she was loved by white and black, A friend to all, alike, was she, Allowing none, a thing, to lack, That she could ever give, or be.
"Depict her worth I never can' 'Tis useless, useless to attempt; For there's no language I command, Can justice give, to life so spent.
"A Mother true, indeed, was she; A noble wife ne'er blesssed man's life; Of use, to all, she strived to be, In truth a 'lifter' in the strife.
"And Oh! the aching void that's left, Within the hearts of those most near; They sorely, sorely are bereft Of one, who was, to them, so dear.
"But mourn her not, as dead, dear ones, Thy guardian angle shall she be; And when, at last, thy summon comes, She may be sent to pilot thee.
"Berta, Lola and Myrtle, too, you'll find There, when you reach that heavenly shore; Your 'mansion' then, shall be assigned, And there you'll dwell for evermore.
"Yes, 'one by one, you're going home, And happy, happy you'll be there, Safe in that 'peacefull sheltering dome,' All free from sickness, pain and care. Alice Danzey"
November 9, 1911
"HASTY'S HORSE PRIZE WINNER
"Judge A. L. Hasty is proudly displaying a magnificent silver cup which he has just won at the Maury County Fair at Columbia, Tenn. The cup was awarded for the best 'Gentleman Driver,' and was won by 'Jachin,' one of the Judge's speedy string. 'Jachin' will be seen on the track today, ane (sic) is expected to lead the way home in several events. Demopolis Times.-Nov. 2nd.
"Local and Personal "...Judge and Mrs. Hasty spent Fair Week in Demopolis."
December 7, 1911
"Local and Personal "...Judge Hasty and Sheriff Pritchett spent several days in South Marengo last week."
December 14, 1911
"The fall term of the Circuit Court of Marengo County, convened here Monday at 11:50 o'clock with Judge John T. Lackland upon the bench;... Grand Jury ... T. W. Hasty..."
"Local and Personal "... Our old friend, Matt Hasty is in Linden for a visit. We are glad to welcome you back Matt."
January 4, 1912
"Notice is hereby given that on the 11th day of December, 1911, letters testementary were granted by the Probate Court of Marengo county, Ala. under the will of Mary Grey Walker, to the undersigned, W. B. Reynolds, Eugene Reynolds and Sam Morgan. All persons having claims against the estate of Mary Grey Walker, deceased, are hereby notified to present the same within the time allowed by law or the same will be barred. Eugene Reynolds, W. B. Reynolds, Sam Morgan, Executors of the last will and testament of Mary Grey Walker 12:14-3t"
January 11, 1912
"Myrtlewood R.F.D. No. 1 "... Mrs. W. Wilson has been visiting her mother, Mrs. E. M. Morgan"
January 18, 1912
"FLATWOOD "... Rev. Morgan of Jackson, preaches for us once a month."
"Local and Personal "... Mr. E. W. Drinkard has purchased the Mercantile business formerly conducted by his brother and is carrying a complete and full line of merchandise. "We learn that our old friend, Mr. Matt Hasty, for several years Probate Clerk, of Marengo, was married last week in Birmingham to Mrs. Jenkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Coats, of Linden. We extend congratulations."
February 1, 1912
"Local and Personal "... The marriage of Mr. M. M. Hasty and Mrs. Jenkins was published in this paper recently as having taken place in Birmingham. They were married at the Presbyterian Manse in Selma, by the Rev. Joseph Dunglinson, pastor of the 1st Presbyterian Church."
February 8, 1912
"HONOR ROLL Of Vineland School for Month Ending Jan. 26th '12
"... Those who recited 90 perfect lessons--... Loyl Morgan... Miss May Sessions, Teacher"
"Local and Personal "... Mrs. M. M. Hasty is visting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Coats"
February 15, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Mrs. M. M. Hasty is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Givhan, of near Blalock, Ala., before returning to her home in Birmingham."
March 14, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Mr. Matt Hasty spent several day (sic) here with his wife this week..."
"Coats Hotel Arrivals "... M. M. Hasty, Corinth Miss..."
March 21, 1912
"Flatwood "...Rev. Clarence Morgan held his usual service here Sunday morning at the Baptist Church."
"Lewiston "Mr. and Mrs. Hasty, Miss Bayless and Mr. Burge of Dixon's Mills, and Miss Kersh and Mr. Glass of Sweet Water, attended services at Payne's Chapel Sunday. We are always glad to have visitors. After a very interesting sermon delivered by the Rev. Mr. Kirsh, the crowd drove over to the new depot."
March 28, 1912
Election Managers For the Primary Election to be held April 1, 1912
Dixon's Mills - ... J. W. Drinkard... Inspectors Hoboken - ... J. A. Hasty, Inspector Horse Creek - ... George Hasty,... Inspector
April 4, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Mr. Matt Hasty was in Town Monday..."
April 25, 1912
"Local and Personal... Hotel Arrivals "... M. M. Hasty, Mobile..."
May 12, 1912
Note: In this issue, the State Examiner's findings on Judge A. L. Hasty were published. As it was an accounting with extensive listings, I chose to just make a notation.
May 16, 1912
"Front Page "... Miss Ruth Morgan is here from Exmore to spend the summer with her brother,A. Morgan."
May 23, 1912
"Front Page... Aimwell Dots "Our congenial and honorable Judge A. L. Hasty of Linden, accompanied by his mother, passed through town a few days ago, en route to Sweet Water, where Mrs. Hasty will visit her sister, Mrs. Prudie Fortner."
June 6, 1912
"Dixon's Mills "Mrs. Geo. Hasty entertained her Sunday School class of young folks a few afternoons ago, from four until six. There were 18 little fellows. Cakes, candies and such were served in the grove where all kinds of games were played."
June 13, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Mr. J. W. Drinkard of Dixon's Mills was in town this week."
July 4, 1912
"Local and Personal "... The Misses Mamie, Alma and Onie Drinkard, of Dixon's Mills are here visiting relatives."
August 1, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Mrs. Phoebe Hasty and children, of Thomasville, are visiting Judge and Mrs. Hasty."
September 5, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Judge Hasty has returned from a two week vacation, spent out west. "Mrs. A. L. Hasty returned Sunday Morning from a visit to relatives in South Marengo."
September 19, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Messrs. Jno. C. Dunn and E. W. Drinkard were business visitors to Selma Tuesday. "Hon. A. L. Hasty is in Selma, where he underwent an operation last week at Dr. Kings Infirmary. "Messrs. G. W. Hasty, Norman Dunning and Gray Norris, of Dixon's Mills, were in town Monday on business."
September 26, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Mrs. A. L. Hasty went to Selma Saturday morning and accompanied the Judge home from King's Infirmary Sunday afternoon."
October 3, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Judge A. L. Hasty spent Wednesday in Selma. "Judge A. L. Hasty was a prominent visitor to the Fair last week."
October 10, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Judge and Mrs. Hasty are on an extended tour west."
October 17, 1912
"Honor Roll "Of Linden High School for month ending October 11, 1912: "Second Grade: ... Sam Drinkard "Fourth Grade: David Drinkard and Moody Drinkard"
October 24, 1912
"Election Managers "For the General Election to be Held November 5, 1912 "Aimwell - J. N. Morgan... Inspector "Dixon's Mills - J. W. Drinkard... Inspector; G. W. Hasty, Returning Officer "Hoboken - J. A. Hasty, Inspector; J. B. Hasty, Returning Officer "Horse Creek - ... George Hasty - Inspector"
"Local and Personal "... The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. M M Hasty, formerly of this place but now of Selma, are congratulating them on the birth of their son."
November 12, 1912
"Honor Roll of Linden High School, for month ending Nov. 8, 1912; "1st Grade - ... Ivy Drinkard... "2nd Grade - Sam Drinkard "4th Grade - Moody Drinkard, David Drinkard..."
"Local and Personal "... Mr. Geo. F. Conant and Judge A. L. Hasty spent Saturday in Demopolis." "Judge A. L. Hasty and Mr. W. Grant left Tuesday morning for a business trip to Montgomery."
November 21, 1912
"Hills Items "Judge A. L. Hasty was among those from Linden who attended the burial at Geneva last Wednesday."
"Local and Personal? "... Mrs. A. L. Hasty has returned from a visit to her sister, Mrs. J. C. Miller of Myrtlewood. "... The many friends and relatives of Mrs. J. A. Hasty of Nicholsville, who has been confined in Dr. King's Infirmary in Selma for the past two weeks, will be glad to know that she is improving, and will return home in a short time."
November 28, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Mrs. S. E. Hasty has returned to Linden, and will spend the winter with Judge and Mrs. A. L. Hasty"
December 5, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Messrs. E. S. George, Irving Adams and Judge A. L. Hasty, are in Montgomery attending the meeting of the Grand Lodge of Masons."
December 12, 1912
"Local and Personal "... Judge A. L. Hasty, Messrs. E. S. George and Irving Adams have returned from Montgomery where they were in attendance on the Grand Lodge of Masons."
January 9, 1913
"Local and Personal "Honor Roll of the Linden High School, Ending January 3, 1913: "1st Grade - ... John Drinkard, Ivy Drinkard... "2nd Grade - Sam Drinkard... "4th Grade - Moody Drinkard, David Drinkard..."
February 6, 1913
"Marengo County, Alabama Rifles "... Company Roll and Caualties "... Morgan, R., died at Mt. Jackson, Va. "Morgan, M. J., died from wound rec'd at Petersburg. "The following were paroled at Appamattox: "... W. C. Morgan... "These additional names are given without report as to what became of men: "... Morgan, W. C. and A. J. ..."
February 13, 1913
"Notice of Petition to Sell Lands to Divide -" Probate Ct. estate of C. F. Compton Ester L. Hasty, George Hasty advised to appear in court to contest if desired
February 20, 1913
"Corrections of the Roster of Marengo County Rifles "This revision was furnished by Messrs. F. E. Sollie and W. C. Morgan "Morgan, W. C., parolled, lives near Myrtlewood "Morgan, A. J. came home was a prisoner at Gettysburg."
February 27, 1913
"Camp Ground Notes "... This part of the county is hog crazy. The farmers are running races to see which breed of the thorough breds do the best in this part of the county. Mr. L. D. Adams held the prize, with nine little Polan China's, but Mr. G. B. Morgan has won with eleven O.I.C.'s..."
March 27, 1913
"Myrtlewood, R.F.D. "... Mr. L. B. Morgan is at home for a few days attending his farm interest..."
"Local and Personal "... Judge A. L. Hasty and Mr. Geo. D.? Miller were Demopolis visitors Tuesday."
April 3, 1913
"Local and Personal "... Judge A. L. Hasty was a Demopolis visitor this week."
May 8, 1913
"Local and Personal "... Judge A.L. Hasty made a business trip to Putnam last Monday."
May 29, 1913
"Local and Personal "... Mrs. M. M. Hasty, of Selma, has been on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Coats. "... We regret to state that Mr. E. W. Drinkard has been quite sick for the past several days."
June 5, 1913
"Local and Personal "... Judge A. L. Hasty, Messrs. W. S. Grant and R. E. Rentz left Tuesday morning to attend the funeral of Hon. S. L. Strickland at Vineland."
June 12, 1913
"Myrtlewood, R.F.D. "... Mr. B. F. Dayton and family were guests of Mrs. Mayton's father, Mr. W. C. Morgan, for several days. They, with Mr. and Mrs. Grayson, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Sollie and familys enjoyed a picnic and fish fry at Yellow Bluff landing Friday."
July 3, 1913
"Local and Personal "... Mrs. M. M. Hasty and her sister, Miss Katie Coats, intend spending tomorrow in Selma shopping."
July 24, 1913
"Local and Personal "... Mrs. M. M. Hasty and children, who have been spending some time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Coats, returned to her home in Selma yesterday morning."
September 25, 1913
"Myrtlewood, R.F.D. "... Mr. L. B. Morgan was at home Sunday."
October 23, 1913
"Local and Personal "... Mr. John Drinkard, a former Linden citizen but now of Dixon's Mills, was in town yesterday. "... ____ regret to learn of the illness _______ A. L. Hasty. She was _____to a sanitarium in Selma ___day." (Very poor copy)
"Suspend Public Opinion
"Judge A. L. Hasty, accompanied by Judge Wm. Cunnighame and Mr. I. I. Canterbury,left last Sunday morning to be present in Montgomery Monday when members of the Alabama Supreme Court held an informal session at which the pleadings in the impeachment proceedings filed against Judge Hasty were heard. By hearing the pleadings and settling them in advance of the regular time set for the trial of the case, the Court can more easily determine the number of witnesses needed, and in other ways the actual trial of the case will be greatly facilitated. The regular session of the Court, which was set for the hearing of the Hasty case, will convene next Tuesday, the 28th inst. "The Montgomery Advertiser of last Saturday, after giving notice of the meeting of the members of the Supreme Court to hear the pleadings, which meeting was held last Monday, has the following to say in regard to the case: 'Impeachment proceedings were brought against Judge Hasty by Attorney General Robert C. Brickell, acting under instructions from Governor O'Neal. The charges against the Marengo judge are incompetentcy, wilful neglect of duty and corruption in office. The charges grew out of a report filed by J. T. Gorman, Examiner of Public Accounts, who examined the books and accounts of Judge Hasty a few months ago. 'Friends of Judge Hasty decline to believe that he has been guilty of nothing except carelessness, and that the impeachment proceedings will be dismissed as soon as the evidence is offered. Those opposing Judge Hasty are pressing the charges and have engaged a firm of Montgomery lawyers to assist in the prosecution of the charges.' "The lines have been drawn taut between the Hasty and anti-Hasty factions of this county for some time. It is no secret as to who the citizens are that 'are pressing the charges and have engaged a firm of Montgomery lawyers to assist in the prosecution.' It is said by many that these proceedings are the outcome and direct result of political retribution and revenge because of the fact that Judge Hasty defeated both of his opponents in the last primary election by a majority sufficient not to neccesitate a second primary. "On the other hand the party who makes no secret of his leadership in the movement to have Marengo's probate judge impeached is a man who has long enjoyed the respect, esteem and admiration of the people of the county and has on several ccasions held positions of trust and honor at the hands of his onstituents, and whose sincerity and honesty of purpose are hard to question. "In other words, there has arisen in this county a condition of circumstances which has two sides to be considered and which is hard for an unbiased mind to choose between. Charges of the gravest nature--imcompetency, wilful neglect of duty and corruption in office--have been filed against the chief officer of the county, and that too, at the instigation of a man whose fidelty, perseverance and integrity is hard to question. "At the session of the Supreme Court the first of the week to settle the pleadings the Court ruled that Judge Hasty can not be impeached for any act committed by him prior to the time of the beginning of his present term. Most of the charges, it is said are based on acts committed during Judge Hasty's prior term as probate judge and the ruling of the Court upon this point came as a distinct victory in his favor. "Judge Hasty and his lawyers and friends who were present at the sitting of the Court in Montgomery this week, returned home Tuesday evening, and all express the opinion that the trial will result favorable to Judge Hasty when it comes up for final adjustment next week. "The editor of this paper has always supported Judge Hasty for the time he first entered Marengo county politics when he was elected Sheriff. We have always placed a cross mark in front of A. L. Hasty's name whenever it appeared on the ballot, and for this reason we have refrained for comment upon the matter of the impeachment proceedings because of the fact that our position could so easily be misunderstood. It would not be proper, however, to state here that the whole matter is to be deplored for the reason that charges of this nature should be filed against Marengo's chief officer, or that conditions should exist to furnish grounds for such proceedings; and, further, that if any officer is guilty of offenses as are charged in this indictment, regardless of kin, friendship or affiliations, such a man is unworthy of public trust and should be removed from office. But public opinion is not to be the judge nor jury in this particular case right at this time. The Supreme Court of Alabama will hear the evidence and render judgement, and until this is done public opinion should be suspended."
November 6, 1913
"News was received in Linden late Tuesday afternoon from Montgomery that the impeachment proceedings against Marengo County's probate judge before the Supreme Court in that city last week resulted in a complete victory for the defendant. In a lengthy and elaborate decision handed down by the Court it is stated that Judge Hasty was completely vindicated and exonerated of the charges of imcompetency, wilful neglect of duty and corruption in office as was contained in the indictment. "As this news spread over town shouts of rejoicing could be heard from different quarters, and expressions of congratulation came to the Judge over the phone as he sat in his office, and from personal visits of his friends, neighbors and fellow townsmen, prominent among whom were ladies and children with whom the Judge is a general favorite. As the citizens of the vicinity surrounding Linden began to gather in town from their various vocations they greatly augmented the town enthusiasts, formed procession, and with bells ringing, horns blowing, singing and merry making generally, marched through the streets and to the residence of the Judge to express to him their congratulations and good wishes for future prosperity. As the Judge appeared to meet them his great heart swelled within him and he was too full for utterance. All that he could say was 'Boys, I appreciate this expressions of your feelings more than I can ever tell you.' "It is stated that there were about sixty men at the trial in Montgomery, the greater number of whom were there in the interest of Judge Hasty, and it was freely predicted that if brains, intellect and numbers counted for anything the charges against Marengo's probate judge would fall like chaff before the wind. "Those who were present at the hearing in Montgomery inform us that the case was submitted practically upon the evidence of the State, only one witness being put up by the defense as to proof of facts. "The Supreme Court took the case under advisement and announced that a decision would be rendered before the next session of the court. It was stated that the Court had reached a decision, but inasmuch as there was considerable law involved, an exhaustive opinion would be prepared and written. There are other similar cases to come before the Court from other sections of Alabama in the very near future, and the legal points threshed out in the Hasty case, it is said, will have much bearing on these cases. "This paper is glad to learn that there were no serious clashes between the members of the opposing factions reported in Montgomery, and congratulates all the parties that they met in open battle, and that they each behaved as becoming gentlemen, commensurate with sound judgement and splendid breeding. This but bears out the contention of the most learned and reasonable that all questions, regardless of the nature and gravity, can be settled with decency and in order among men who have the higher senses of civilization implanted in their natures."
November 13, 1913
"Honor Roll of Linden High School for month ending Nov. 7, 1913: "Second Grade: Ivey Drinkard, John Drinkard "Third Grade: Sam Drinkard "Fifth Grade: Moody Drinkard, David Drinkard"
December 11, 1913
"Honor Roll of Linden High School for month ending December 3, 1913: "Second Grade: Ivey Drinkard, John Drinkard "Third Grade: Sam Drinkard "Fifth Grade: Moody Drinkard, David Drinkard"
December 18, 1913
"Myrtlewood, R.F.D. "... Mr. Leon Morgan has added much to the looks of the old home by his recent improvements there."
January 15, 1914
"Myrtlewood R.F.D. "... Mr. B. F. Mayton and family, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Morgan last week. "... Mr. Leon Morgan has just purchased and installed a nice, new piano in his home.
(Death of Mrs. Lamar Matkin)
"... The funeral services were held at the Linden Baptist church at 10:30 o'clock this morning. Rev. Mr. Barnes, pastor of Demopolis Baptist church officiating assisted by Rev. I. W. Chalker. The church was filled to overflowing with the large concourse of friends and the many beautiful floral offering attested to her popularity. "The pall bearers were, Judge A. L. Hasty, Messrs. Jno. C. Dunn J. Q. Bailey, H. F. Little, Geo. O. Miller and Joe Brown Glass."
"Local and Personal "... Judge A. L. Hasty who visited his wife in Selma last week, returned Sunday afternoon and reports that Mrs. Hasty's condition much improved."
January 22, 1914
Ludie Hasty appointed as an inspector in the Putnam precinct during the upcoming county and state democratic primary elections, 09 Mar 1914, 06 April 1914, 11 May 1914
March 12, 1914
"Local and Personal "... It is with pleasure that the many friends of Mr. end (sic) Mrs. J. A. Hasty of Nicholsville, will learn that Mrs. Hasty will soon be able to return home, having been very ill at Brigg's Infirmary in North Carolina since last August." ...
March 19, 1914
NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
New members of the Marengo County Democratic Executive Committee
"... Dixon's Mills, G. W. Hasty...Hoboken, J. B. Hasty..."
"Myrtlewood, R. F. D. "... Mr. and Mrs. Leon Morgan attended services in Nanfalia last Sunday."
May 7, 1914
"HONOR ROLL Linden High School for Month Ending April 29th, 1914
... Second Grade-... John Drinkard, Ivey Drinkard... ... Third Grade - ... Sam Drinkard. ... Fifth Grade- Moody Drinkard, David Drinkard..."
June 4, 1914
"Myrtlewood, R. F. D "... Mr. A. K. Morgan is at home visiting his friends and relatives. ... Mrs. Emily Morgan is at home after a visit to her daughter in Birmingham."
"Local and Personal "... Mrs. E. W. Drinkard and her six portly and manly little boys left yesterday morning for a visit to the family of Mr. Jno. W. Drinkard near Dixon's Mills." ...
July 9, 1914
"Local and Personal "... Mrs. A. L. Hasty is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. H. Compton, at Columbiana." ...
September 3, 1914
"Local and Personal "... Messrs. N. L. Hasty and Bryant Armstead spent Sunday night in Linden and went to Selma Monday for treatment of Mr. Armstead's eyes." ...
"Hugo News "... Messrs. G. W. Hasty and J. K. Pearson. of Dixon's Mills, and Mrs. C. H. Miller, passed through Linden last Saturday enroute to Demopolis to attend the County Sunday School Convention. They returned Monday morning. The next convention is to be held in Linden."
September 24, 1914
E. W. Drinkard received 65 votes in the election for the Board of Education.
"Local and personal "... Miss Alma Drinkard, of Dixon's Mills, is visiting the family of her uncle, Mr. E. W. Drinkard."
October 8, 1914
"Local and Personal "... Judge A. L. Hasty made a visit to Demopolis Monday." ...
October 15, 1914
"HONOR ROLL of the Linden High School for Month Ending Oct. 9, 1914...
"3rd Grade-Ivey Drinkard, John Drinkard... 6th Grade-...David Drinkard, Moody Drinkard..."
"Local and Personal "... Mrs. A. L. Hasty has returned home from an extended visit to her sister, J. H. Compton, at Columbiana." ...
October 29, 1914
"Local and Personal "... Dr. B. R. Bradford and Judge A.L. Hasty visited South Marengo points this week... Mrs. M. M. Hasty and children of Selma, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Coats...Rev. W. H. Hasty, of Monroe county, visited his cousin, Judge A. L. Hasty, last Sunday and preached at the Methodist church Sunday night..."
November 5, 1914
"Local and Personal "... Mrs. M. M. Hasty and children returned to their home in Selma Sunday after spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Coats here..."
November 12, 1914
"HONOR ROLL of Linden High School, for month ending November 6, 1914... "3rd Grade-Ivey Drinkard, John Drinkard... 4th Grade-Sam Drinkard... 6th Grade-David Drinkard, Moody Drinkard..."
November 19, 1914
"Lisman Dots "... Mr. and Mrs. George Hasty, of Putnam Ala., have recently moved here and are keeping house in the Eastern part of town. Mrs. Hasty was a Miss White before marriage and is a charming blond. Mr. Hasty is Lisman's marshall and is liked by the good people and feared by the bad."
November 26, 1914
E. W. Drinkard elected as one of the officers of the newly organized "Modern Woodmen of America" lodged, formed November 19th.
December 3, 1914
"Local and Personal "... Miss Alma Drinkard, of Dixon's Mills, has been visiting relatives and friends in Linden for serveral days..."
A. L. Hasty elected to the board of directors of the Linden and Nanafalia Telephone Co. Upon adjournment of the stockholders, the new board elected officers for the succeeding year, A. L. Hasty being elected to the position of president.
December 10, 1914
"HONOR ROLL of Linden High School, for month ending December 4th, 1914... "3rd Grade-Ivey Drinkard, John Drinkard... 4th Grade-...Sam Drinkark (sic)... 6th Grade-...Moody Drinkard, David Drinkard..."
J. W. Drinkard, one of many, sworn in for jury duty for the week of the fall term of the Circuit Court of Marengo County, convened the previous Monday about 10:00 am.
The Democrat Reporter January 6, 1915 - December 26, 1918 (Some issues missing) Alabama Depratment of Archives and History Ref# M92.0303
Genealogical excerpts for the surnames Drinkard, Hasty and Morgan
Note: This extraction represents by best effort to accurately transcribe items of interest to those researchers of the above mentioned surnames. I have made an effort to leave all spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors intact. Items are arranged by date and column heading. This extraction does not include every item, as there were numerous citations for A.L. Hasty, in the performance of his routine duties, which had little or no genealogical value. "Extracted Item" refers to citations that a summarized, not quoted.
January 14, 1915
"HONOR ROLL of the Linden High School, for month ending Jan. 9, 1915: "3rd Grade-Ivey Drinkard, John Drinkard... 4th Grade-Sam Drinkard... 6th Grade-...David and Moody Drinkard..."
January 28, 1915
"Local and Personal "...Mrs. J. H. Compton, of Columbiana, is visiting her sister, Mrs. A. L. Hasty."
February 11, 1915
"HONOR ROLL of the Linden High School for the month ending February 5th... "3rd Grade-...Ivey Drinkard, John Drinkard... 4th Grade-...Sam Drinkard... 6th Grade-David Drinkard, Moody Drinkard..."
March 4, 1915
"Local and Personal "...Rev. J. W. Henson. and Messrs. B. F. Gilder, E. W. Drinkard, T. B. Rogers and Jno. C. Dunn attended Quarterly Conference at Mrytlewood (sic) last Sunday night..."
March 11, 1915
"HONOR ROLL Linden High School for Month Ending March 5th, 1915... "Third Grade-...Ivey Drinkard, John Drinkard... Sixth Grade-...Moody Drinkard, David Drinkard..."
April 1, 1915
"Local and Personal "...Judge Hasty requests us to call attention to the fact that the soldier's pension warrants are here and will be delivered upon application to his office..."
April 8, 1915
"HONOR ROLL of Linden High School, for Month Ending April 2, 1915... "Third Grade-...Ivey Drinkard, John Drinkard... Fourth Grade-...Sam Drinkard... Sixth Grade-...Moody Drinkard and David Drinkard..."
April 22, 1915
"Local and Personal "... Lige Hasty, of Thomasville, has been here for several days visiting his brother, Judge A. L. Hasty. Lige has many friends in Linden who are glad to see him recovered to his usual health after a recent severe illness..."
"Thomaston News "... The younger set of ball boys came up from Linden in charge of Mr. Drinkard and played two games with the second team of Thomaston. Drinkard's boys deserves a medal for the effort they made in trying to defeat our boys although they lost both games. We are always glad to have the Linden boys with us, they are all nice fellows, conducting themselves in a manner that reflects credit upon our sister town..."
"Killing At Sweet Water
"News reached here Tuesday of the killing, near Sweet Water, on Monday afternoon of Mr. R. H. Rutledge by Mr. Rollie Morgan, and Deputy Sheriff Lofton left immediately for that place and had Morgan back to Linden and in jail by 2 o'clock Wednesday morning. From Mr. Lofton we learned the following particulars: "Morgan and his wife had separated and Mrs. Morgan had gone to the home of Rutledge, who was her uncle. Bitterness was engendered between the two men, and Morgan had warned Rutledge not to let his wife remain at his house, and on Sunday afternoon told him there would be a killing if Mrs. Morgan did not leave his home. "Monday afternoon, while Rutledge was at work in his field, Morgan appeared upon the scene with a shot gun and asked Rutledge about having reported him on the Saturday before for slapping his wife. Rutledge denied this, and Morgan demanded that they go together to the justice of the peace. Rutledge broke to run for a cotton house near by, and Morgan opened fire, shooting three times with a single barrel shot gun, two of which shots were fired after Rutledge had gotten in the house. Besides a very small boy, a son of Mrs. Morgan, there were no witnesses to the homicide."
"Local and Personal "...Geo. W. Hasty, of Dixon's Mills, was a pleasant caller at this office Monday..."
June 24, 1915
"Local and Personal "...Judge and Mrs. Hasty had the pleasure Sunday of entertaining Miss Nora Rogers of Nanafalia and Miss Hellen Gray Hasty of Dixon's Mills. These two young ladies have the distinction or eaving thi (sic) tomato plans (sic) in Marengo and were awarded sufficient amounts by the Commissioner's Court to defray their expenses to Auburn for a special course in canning. They left monday morning to begin their training. Miss Stella Harms, the county demonstrator, is doing a splendid work in Marengo in organizing and enthusing interest in diversification."
July 22, 1915
"Charge with grand larceny, Joe McHaney and Jim Drinkard (both white men) are in jail at Linden and Demopolis, repectively, to wait trial. It is alledged that Drinkard, while in the employ of J. S. Ryal, at Old Spring Hill, went into the business of wholesale live stock stealing from his employer and that McHaney would carry them off and dispose of them. McHaney claims he acted in good faith, and that he has a letter from Drinkard to establish this fact. He admits he carried some of the stock off, but avers that he was ignorant of the fact that the stock did not belong to Drinkard. It is said that 17 horses, mules and cows are missed by Mr. Ryal 7 of which have been located. "It is intimated that others may be connected with the crime before the investigation is ended."
July 29, 1915
"Local and Personal "...Miss Alma Drinkard, of Dixon's Mills, has been visiting friends and relatives in Linden for several days..."
August 26, 1915
"Death of Mrs. M. M. Hasty
"The sad news reached Linden last Saturday morning of the death of Mrs. M. M. Hasty at an infirmary in Selma. Deceased had been in ill health for some time and had been an inmate of the infirmary at various times. She had recovered sufficiently to return to her home, and it was quite a surprise to her family and many friends here when it was learned that she had contracted typhoid fever and was again in the infirmary. Her condition grew worse until the end came at the time stated. "Mrs. Hasty was the second daughter of Mrs. Brandon Coats who is proprietress of the Coats Hotel at Linden, and the wife of Mr. Mathew M. Hasty who was for a long time the popular and efficient clerk in the probate office, and who now holds a responsible position in a rail road office in Selma. The remains were interred in Selma Saturday. "Deceased leaves a mother and two sisters, a husband and two children (one by a former marriage) and a great many other relatives to all of whom this paper extends sincere sympathy in this their sad hour of sore affliction."
September 2, 1915
"Local and Personal "... Mesdames Westbrook and Hasty are visiting relatives in Columbiana this week..."
September 16, 1915
"Announcements... (Linden Baptist Church) "... J. E Hecker; Lamar Matkin, P. B. Glass, B. F. Pool and A. L. Hasty were named as messengers to the Association which is in session at Safford this week..."
"Local and Personal "... Mesdames Westbrook and Hasty have returned from a visit to relatives in Columbiana..."
September 30, 1915
"Local and Personal "Judge Hasty and Jailer Bates visited relatives in south Marengo last Sunday..."
October 21, 1915
"Law and Equity Court
"The October jury term of the Law and Equity Court of Marengo county adjourned late last Saturday afternoon. There were thirteen hard labor sentences and five to the penitentiary. Five old prisoners were left in jail and six new ones arrived early Monday morning. There were also three crazy negroes awaiting proper papers so they can be sent to Mt. Vernon. "On the civil docket a case of general local interest was that of Rev. J. J. Justice vs. The Western Union Telegraph Co. The basis of this suit was a delayed telegram at the time of the last illness of Mr. Justice's mother, which resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff of $500.00. The principal criminal case was that of Rollie Morgan who was charged with the murder of Robert Rutledge, resulting in a verdict of guilty and a sentence of life imprisonment in the penitentiary. The solicitor was assisted by S. W. Compton in the prosecution, and the defendant was represented by R. I. Jones, I. I. Canterbury and B. F. Elmore."
"Local and Personal "...Judge and Mrs. A. L. Hasty left Monday afternoon for Demopolis, via automobile, to catch the train for Selma in response to a message calling them to the bedside of Mrs. Westbrook who is the mother of Mrs. Hasty and who has been in a sanitarium in that city for some time under treatment..."
November 11, 1915
"Circuit Court Proposition in 2 Counties to be Investigated
"Proceedings will be entered in the supreme court during the next few days to determine whether or not Marengo and Lee counties have circuit courts under the new court consolidation law passed at the recent session of the legislature. They will come to the supreme court from the Marengo law and equity court where the preliminaries have been settled and the case will be referred to the higher court on the contention that Marengo county has no court. The decision in this case will operate for or against the interests of Lee county, also."
"Several days ago E. J. Gilder, judge of the Marengo law and equity court, attempted to file his name with A. L. Hasty, probate judge of Marengo county, as a candidate for re-election. Judge Hasty refused to make the entry on the ground that the court had been abolished. Judge Gilder then notified Judge Hasty that he was a candidate for judge of the circuit court of Marengo county and E. E. Taylor notified the probate judge of his candidacy for solicitor of the circuit court. Judge Hasty refused to enter their names as candidates, maintaining that no circuit court existed in the county. "Judge Gilder and Mr. Taylor asked the Marengo law and equity court for a writ of mandamus requiring Judge Hasty to make the entries and as Judge Gilder was disqualified from sitting in the case it was submitted to R. I. Jones as special juudge. Judge Hasty demurred to the petition and the special judge sustained the demurrers. Judge Gilder and Mr. Taylor appealed to the supreme court for the decision of the special judge in sustaining the demurrers. The case will be made a preferred one by the supreme court and a decision will be handed down within one month..."
December 9, 1915
"Local and Personal "...This paper welcomes the Lewis Bros., who have recently bought out E. W. Drinkard, and are preparing to open up a general line of merchandise..."
December 23, 1915
"Local and Personal... (election officers for upcoming election)
"Dixon's Mills-...G. W. Hasty, returning officer.... "Hoboken-... J. B. Hasty, returning officer..."
January 6. 1916
"NOTICE... (election officers for upcoming election)
"Dixon's Mills-...G. W. Hasty, returning officer.... "Hoboken-... J. A. Hasty, returning officer..."
"ANNOUNCEMENTS "...We are authorized to announce A. L. Hasty as a candidate for re-election to the office of Probate Judge of Marengo County, subject to the action of the democratic party..."
January 27, 1916
"List of Pensioners in Marengo County
"Third Class "...Mrs. S A Morgan Sweetwater; Mrs E M Morgan Myrtlewood..."
February 3. 1916
"Local and Personal "...At the Baptist Sunday School last Sunday, Judge Hasty's class won the prize for being the banner class. M. E. Pritchett, is the president and H. F. Little, secretary. There are twenty enrolled and all the members are divided out on working committees. A photograph was taken of the entire class in front of the church last Sunday..."
March 2, 1916
"NOTICE... (election inspectors and clerks announced for the Democratic Primary Election to be held on the 9th day of May 1916)
"Dixon's Mills-...J. W. Drinkard (inspector)... "Jefferson-...Grady Morgan (clerk)... "Hoboken-...J. A. Hasty (clerk)... "Horse Creek-...N L Hasty (inspector)..."
April 6, 1916
"Local and Personal "...We regret to learn that Mr. E. W. Drinkard has been confined to his home for several days with a severe case of mumps, but are glad to note his improved condition..."
May 18, 1916
"HASTY THANKS CITIZENS
"Now, that the campaign is over I take this method of thanking the citizenry of the whole county, for the splendid vote given me in the recent primary; and to publicly thank those who have offered congratulations on the result. "To those who saw fit to oppose my candidacy for re-election to the office of probate judge I hold no bitterness, and trust that I can be of service to them in very way. "To my friends who were so loyal with their influence and suffrage I can heartily say 'I thank you' and trust that my deep appreciation of their many kindnesses may be shown by a continuation of a faithful administration, which I pledge myself to give the county. "Again, thanking you, I am Yours to comand, A. L. Hasty"
May 25, 1916
"Local and Personal "...Judge A. L. Hasty has been confined to his home for several days with a sprained ankle..."
June 15, 1916
"Local and Personal "...Judge A. L. Hasty and Mr. W. B. Cooper left Monday for a 10-day trip to Bladon Springs..."
July 6, 1916
"Local and Personal "...M. M. Hasty, for many years well and favorably known as deputy sheriff and probate clerk of this county, has been spending a while with his little boy at the Coats hotel..."
"Hugo Hits "... The following messengers and alternates have been named to represent the Baptist church of Linden at the Bethel Association which convenes at Vineland Sept. 13th, 14th and 15th: "Jno. Hecker, Lamar Matkin, A. L. Hasty, B. F. Pool, Mrs. H. F. Little and Mrs. A. B. Stone, messengers; Mrs. Wm. Cunninghame, Mrs. B. F. Pool, G. J. Dunning and Geo. O. Miller, alternates..."
September 14, 1916
"Local and Personal "...Mr. and Mrs. Jno. E. Hecker, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Pool, Mrs. Wm. Cunninghame, Mr. C. C. Mills Rev. Carl G. Johnson, Judge A. L. Hasty and Messrs. S. W. Compton and Geo. O. Miller are attending the Association at Vineland..."
October 26, 1916
State of Alabama} Linden, Ala. Marengo County } Oct. 19, 1916. The probate judge and circuit clerk each being candidates for office on the ticket to be voted for at the regular November election to be held on the 7th day of November, 1916, such fact having been certified to the Register in Chancery, and said Register in Chancery having appointed B. F. Gilder in place of A. L. Hasty, and J. W. Glass in place of W. S. Grant being the circuit clerk of said county. The said B. F. GIlder and J. W. Glass, together with W. T. Miller, sheriff, met at the court house for the purpose of appointing the inspectors, clerks and returning officers for said election at all the various voting places of said county on the date above written, and after being first duly sworn according to law, made the appointments as follows:...
"Dixon's Mills-...Geo W Hasty, returning officer... "Hoboken-...J A Hasty (clerk)... "Horse Creek-...N L Hasty. returning officer..."
December 21, 1916
"Local and Personal "...Messrs. W. M. Selcer, E. W. Drinkard and H. B. Moorer left Saturday, carrying twenty-seven negroes to a hardwood mill in Arkansas..."
February 8, 1917
"of Mrs. A. A. Dunn's room at the Linden High School for January, 1917: "4th Grade.-Velma Nettles. 5th Grade.-John Drinkard, Charles Anderson"
February 15, 1917
"Local and Personal "...Judge Hasty and all the county commissioners, except Mr. Boozer, attended the good roads meeting at Montgomery the past week..."
"Commissioners Court "...Soon after the reassembling the members of the court were advised by Judge Cunninghame that the Marengo County Bank held funds in the name of H. C. Carter, Tax Collector, and asked for instructions, whereupon the court authorized Judge Hasty to notify all banks with such funds on deposit to hold same for further instructions. Ninety-seven dollars and fifty-five cents accumulated in the witness fund was ordered transferred to the general fund. After discussion it was decided to authorize Judge Hasty to request of the state examiner of public accounts a copy of the delinquent tax payers of this county as found by him upon a recent examination of the books and records of the late H. C. Carter, whereupon the present tax collector will be instructed to collect same..."
Mrs. A. L. Hasty hosted the Monday afternoon meeting of the Women's Missionary Union of the Linden Baptist Church.
March 8, 1917
"HONOR ROLL "... 5th Grade- ...John Drinkard."
March 15, 1917
"Local and Personal "... Judge A. L. Hasty was a visitor to Thomasville and Grove Hill the latter part of the week..."
April 5, 1917
"Local and Social Page "... Mrs. B. B. Coats and little grandson, Edward Hasty, visited relatives at Safford one day the past week..."
April 19, 1917
"Local and Social Page "... E. N. Hasty, of Thomasville visted relatives here the first of the week..."
May 3, 1917
"Local and Social Page "... G. W. Hasty, of Dixon's Mills was a visitor here Monday..."
May 24, 1917
"Notice To Delinquent Tax Payers...
"State of Alabama, Marengo County "To M R Morgan, heirs The Tax Collector has filed in my office a list of delinquent tax payers, and of real estate upon which taxes are due You are reported delinquent, and the following real estate is reported assessed to you. to.wIt: SE1-4 of ne1-4, sec 9, tp 11, rg 1 east. "This is to notify you to appear before me on Monday, the 4th day of June. 1917, then and there to show cause why a decree of sale of said land should not be made for the amount of $2.40 and charges thereon due from you for the State and County taxes A. L. Hasty Judge of Probate"
May 31, 1917
"Nicholsville Notes "... Mrs. James Hasty is visiting her children in Birmingham, where she went some weeks ago to attend the wedding of her son..."
June 28, 1917
"District Trustees of Marengo County Appointed April 2, 1917. Published by Request
"5. Dixon's Mills.-J. W. Drinkard,... 16. Dixon's Mills-G. W. Hasty..."
August 2, 1917
"Local and Social Page "Mr. M. M. Hasty, with the Southern Railroad, spent his vacation here the past week..."
September 13, 1917
"Civil Docket Circuit Court...
"Wednesday, Oct. 3rd. J. P. Morgan vs. Hoboken Lumber Co..."
"List of Schools and Teachers...
Drinkard School, Dixons Mills-I. D. H. McClure, Dixons Mills..."
September 20, 1917
"Criminal Docket Circuit Court... "Monday, Oct. 8th.
State vs. James Drinkard, alias Jim Drinkard State vs. do State vs. do State vs. do State vs. Farley Drinkard..."
"Dixons Mills News "...The familiar faces of two of our young people are missing. Miss Helen Gray Hasty has gone to Bessemer to enter the high school at that place. Mr. Bernard Hatch is in the high school at Thomaston. "Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hasty spent Sunday with Mr. Hasty's brother, Mr. Tom Hasty, of Bethel..."
October 11, 1917
"Civil Week of Circuit Court Ends--Many Cases Continue...
"J. P Morgan vs. Hoboken Lbr. Co.,-jury and verdict for plaintiff $9.50..."
October 18, 1917
"Dixons Mills News "... The residence of Mr. G. W. Hasty caught fire from the kitchen flue last Saturday. The blaze was discovered in time to be extinguished without damage... B. R. Bradford, G. W. Hasty, T. E. Hatch, Nat Grady, and H. H. Kroll made a business trip to Linden Friday"
October 25, 1917
"Dixons Mills R. F. D "... Messrs. Ernest Hasty and Chris Etheredge were callers at the home of Misses Sadie and Bonnie Pearl Jackson Sunday evening..."
"Dixons Mills News "... The marriage of Dr. Wood and Miss Willie Martin last Monday came as a surprise to their many friends. The affair was quiet occurring at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hasty..."
November 1, 1917
"Town and County News "... Mrs. A. L. Hasty returned home the later of last week from a pleasant visit to her sister at Myrtlewood..."
"Dixons Mills News "... A party consisting of Dr. B. R. Bradford, Mr. G. W. Hasty and T. E. Hatch went to Linden Friday to hear the lecture on the three-mill tax election."
November 15, 1917
"Managers, Clerks, and Returning Officers of School Tax Election to be Held November 27th, 1917...
"Dixons Mills-...J. W. Drinkard (clerk); G. W. Hasty, Returning Officer... Hoboken-...J. A. Hasty (clerk); J. B. Hasty, Returning Officer... Nanafalia-...Robert Hasty (clerk)..."
December 6, 1917
"Town and County Personal Items "... Judge A. L. Hasty visited Mr. W. W. Barr at the hospital in Selma Sunday..."
December 20, 1917
"Town and County Personal Items "... Judge A. L. Hasty, Messrs. H. R. Jones. J. C. Dunn and M. E. Pritchett visited Mr. W. W. Barr at the infirmary on Selma Sunday..."
January 10, 1918
"Camp Ground News "... Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Mayton made a visit to Mr. W. C. Morgan's during Christmas week. Mr. Morgan has been ill for some time but is improving. "An entertainment was given at Mrs. L. B. Morgan's Christmas night for the benefit of the young people who had been off Everyone enjoyed the occasion, especially when they played the old-fashioned game of blindfold..."
January 17, 1918
"Dixons Mill News "... Miss Helen Gray Hasty has reschool..."
January 24, 1918
"Seventy-Five Marengo Registrants Delinquent Failure to Return Questionnaires Will Subject Them to Loss of Valueable Privileges
"The local board of Marengo county Monday morning certified to the Sheriff a list containing the names of seventy-five men registered for military service who have so far failed to return the questionnaires sent them. "It is the duty of the sheriff, under the law to endeavor to locate the delinquents and cause them to appear before the board. If unable to produce them within five days, exclusive of Sundays and legal holidays, he is to report to the local board all information obtained concerning such delinquents. "The list as delivered to the sheriff is as follows:
"...Ev. Morgan, Dickinson..."
"List of Pensioners of Marengo County, Jan 1st, 1918...
"Morgan, W. C., soldier, Myrtlewood, Ala... Morgan, Mrs. E. M., widow, Myrtlewood, Ala. Morgan, Mrs. S. A., widow, Sweetwater, Ala..."
January 31, 1918
"Dixons Mills News "... Master Lister Hasty, after a two year's attendance at a military school in South Carolina, is at home to remain with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hasty..."
February 7, 1918
"Dixons Mills News "... Master Lister Hasty, who for the past two years has been at school in Sumpterville, S. C., has accepted a position in Bessemer. He left Saturday to begin his duties..."
February 14, 1918
"NOTICE Probate Court
State of Alabama, County of Marengo,
"This day came W. M. Martin, and filed in this court his petition, together with a paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Mary A. Morgan, deceased, late of said county and State, for probate and record in this Court, and it appearing from said petition that the following named persons, legatees and devisees named in said will, are non-residents, to-wit: "Henry Grady Morgan, Clarence Crocker, Theophilus Morgan, Lilla A. Edmonds, William Oliver Morgan: "It is ordered by the Court that Monday, the 11th day of March, 1918, be set apart for the hearing of said petition, and that notice thereof be given for three succesive weeks in the Democrat Reporter, a newspaper published in said County, notifying all persons to be and appear before me on that day, and contest said application if they think proper. "Given under my hand this February 6th, 1918. A. L. Hasty 2-14-3t Judge of Probate"
"Town and County Personal Items "... Judge A. L. Hasty made a business trip to Thomasville Saturday..."
"Marengo County Boys Saved From Tuscania
"Two Marengo County boys, Kirksie A. Morgan, of Myrtlewood, and W. A. Cherry, of Demopolis, were listed among the survivors from the ill-fated transport, Tuscania, which was torpedoed off the Irish coast the latter part of last week with a loss of nearly 200 men."
February 21, 1918
"Called For Examination Wednesday, February 27
"The local board has ordered the following men to report for physical examination on the 27 day of February, 1918:
"...Morgan, Albert G., Aimwell...Zeb Morgan, Lamison..."
"Reception for Mr. and Mrs. David E. Drinkard (by Pitts Canterbury)
"One of the most striking hits of the season was the reception given in honor of David E. Drinkard and Bessie Drinkard, formerly Miss Bessie Perry, on last Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Canterbury. The home was beautifully decorated with red and white pansies and had an enormous flag of the U. S. and flags of the Allies. All of the young ladies were dressed in red, white and blue costumes. The men were dressed in dress suits of beautiful design. "The crowd was asked to decide by popular vote which was the most charming couple present. It was unanimously decided that Moody Drinkard and Sibyl Poole were the most charming, and they were given an enormous box of candy, which was prepared by the hostess. "Music was rendered on the violin by Miss Sibyl Poole while Miss Willie Lou Terry played the accompaniment. The crowd voted that it was the loveliest music they had heard since the hostess and Mr. A. K. Canterbury were married early in the spring. Several courses were served by the hostess who was assisted by the charming Miss Artee Glass who was dressed very beautifully. Punch was served plentifully by Misses Eleanor Carter and Ouida Glass. "After the young people had eaten their fill, the song, 'Goodbye Broadway, Hello France,' was rendered by James H. Cowan, who was accompanied by Miss Margaret Canterbury. "After the young people had bid the bride and groom goodbye and wished them a most delightful honeymoon, they retired, never to spend the evening so happily. "The guests were: Messrs. Elwood Dunn, Aubrey Dunn, Leonard Mayton, Walter Givhan, Moody Drinkard, James H. Cowan, Aubrey Miller, James Emmet George, Eugene Paletz, and Frances Anderson; Misses Eleanor Carter, Bernice Smith, Sibyl Poole, Artee Glass, Mary Barley, Willie Lou Terry, Margaret Canterbury, Eula Maye Barley, Pearlie Gray Philips, Ouida Glass, Edna Earle Thomas, Azaline Pritchett, and Ada Maye White. Miss White was one of the loveliest guests at the reception."
February 28, 1918
"Town and County Personal Items "... Messrs. A. L. Hasty, J. J. Marion and C. B. Baty made a business trip to Demopolis Tuesday..."
March 14, 1918
"To Enter Military Duty Next Tuesday, March 18.
"The following order was issued Thursday of this week by the local exemption board:
"To the following men who been ordered to report:
"Having submitted yourselves to a local board composed of your neighbors for the purpose of determining the place and time in which you can best serve the United States in the present emergency, you are hereby notified that you have been selected for immediate military service. "You will, therefore, report to the local board named below at Linden, Ala., at 11 a.m. on the 18 day of March, 1918 for military duty. "From and after the day and hour just named you will be a soldier in the military service of the United States.
"...Morgan, A. C., Aimwell...
G. E. Small Member Local Board. Report to Local Board for Marengo County, Alabama Linden, Ala. Posted March 14."
March 28, 1918
"State Trial Docket "The folowing (sic) are the cases on the State docket set for week beginning Monday, April 8, 1918: "... State vs. James M. Drinkard, G. L. 4 cases Farley Drinkard, G. L. (Note: G. L. - Grand Larceny)
April 11, 1918
"High School News "Moody Drinkard and Douglas Dunn were slightly injured while playing at the ball ground the other evening, but both recovered soon afterwards."
April 25, 1918
"Dixons Mills News "... A part consisting of Messrs. T. E. Hatch, Joel D. Jones, C. A. Moring, Price Jones, Prof. I. D. H. McClure, G. W. Hasty and H. H. Kroll made a business trip to Hoboken Saturday. "... Miss Helen Gray Hasty, who is a student in the Bessemer High School, spent a short while with W. Hasty, early this week. "... Mr. G. W. Hasty visited the family of Ben Hasty, of Clay Hill Sunday. "... Mr. Richard Compton and family, of Sumpter, S.C., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Hasty this week. "... Mr. Chas. Hawkins, of Bessemer, was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hasty last Sunday."
May 2, 1918
"Sunny South R.F.D. News "... Mr. Claude Hasty, Mr. Dan Thompson enjoyed themselves playing croquet at Mr. J. H. Ethridge, Jrs. a few days ago."
May 16, 1918
The agricultural deferral was cancelled with no more furloughs allowed for farmers.
"Ordered to report between May 25th and May 30th for registration (men who have reached 21 since June 5, 1917... "Morgan, Zeb, Kenedy "Morgan, Albert Lee, Cairo..."
May 23, 1918
"Town and Country "... Judge A. L. Hasty and Mr. W. B. Cooper attended the Good Roads Convention in Mobile last week."
"Dixons Mills News Items "... MasterLister Hasty, of Bessemer, spent the week end with his parents Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hasty."
June 13, 1918
"List of White Men Under Call No. 336 to be Entrained June 15, for Camp Sevier, S.C. "... Morgan, Wm. Grady, Demopolis.."
"Dixons Mills News "... Miss Helen Gray Hasty, a student in the Bessemer High School, has returned home for the summer vacation.
"List of Men Registered For Military Service in Marengo County, on June 5, 1918 "... Morgan, Geo. McKinley, Aimwell..."
June 20, 1918
"Mrs. R. O. Moseley, from near Thomasville, is spending a week at the home of her sister, Mrs. T. W. Hasty. We regret to say that Miss Mollie Hasty, who has been sick for the past seven weeks is no better... Mr. Claude Hasty was the guest of his uncle Mr. T. W. Hasty last Friday night. He was accompanied by his friend, Mr. Dow Strickland. Mrs. Sallie Tucker and Mrs. Annie Mae Dicks were the guests (repeated line omitted) of their brother and uncle, Mr. T. W. Hasty, Saturday and Sunday... Miss Velma Mosely was the guest of her aunts Mrs. T. Hasty and Mrs. Gillie Etheridge last Monday and Tuesday. She was accompanied by her niece Mis Levert Harper..."
"Dixons Mills News "... Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hasty and daughter and son, Helen Gray and Ernest, were guests of the family of Mr. Leo Lewis at Vangale Sunday. "... Mr. G. W. Hasty was a visitor to Shiloh Saturday."
July 4, 1918
"Dixons Mills News "Mrs. G. W. Hasty and daughter, Helen Grey were visitors to Thomasville Saturday. "A party consisting of Messrs. Joel D. Jones, T. N. Dunning, G. W. Hasty, C. A. Moring, Frank Tucker, and H. H. Kroll motored to Demopolis on Monday last to attend the installation ceremonies of the Demopolis Lodge A. F. & A. M. "Miss Addie Agee, of Mobile, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. G. W. Hasty."
July 11, 1918
"Meeting of the County Executive Committee to select officers to conduct the Democratic Primary election next month, "Aimwell - ... J. N. Morgan, Manager... "Dixons Mills - ... G. W. Hasty, Returning Officer... "Hoboken - ... J. B. Hasty, Returning Officer... "Jefferson - ... W. G. Morgan... Manager..."
"Dixons Mills News "A party of Dixons Mills young people, consisting of Mr. Bernard Hatch, Misses Alma, Marie and Rachel Hatch, and Miss Helen Gray Hasty, motored to Sweet Water to attend the patriotic exercises and pic(nic) under the auspices of the South Marengo Chapter of the Red Cross July 4th..." "Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hasty were the guests of Mr. J. D. Holmes and family, of Bouier Crossing, Friday."
"Sugar Town News
"A party constituent of Mr. J. W. Drinkard Moody, and Dozier Drinkard, Mrs. B. F. Goodwin, Woody? Goodwin all made a flying trip to Linden, Wednesday. Mrs. R. A. Mosley, who was spending the week with her sister, Mrs. T. W. Hasty, was suddenly called home on the account of her son Bruce, who will have to leave for the war camp Monday. Mr. Vivian Deaton was the guest of his uncle Mr. Eugene Deaton last Friday.
"Mrs. Sallie Tucker Mrs. Annie Mae Dicks were the guests of their brother and uncle Mr. T. W. Hasty.
"Mr. Frank Etheridge visited the home of his aunt, Mrs. R. A. Moseley Thursday and Friday. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hasty and son, Claudie were the guest of their brother and uncle, Mr. T. W. Hasty. Mr. and Mrs. Mayben Nyles? were the guests of their sister, Mrs. C. E. Ethridge, last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Strickland were the guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Hasty.
"Miss Velma Moseley visited her aunts, Mrs. Gillie Etheredge and Mrs. Telitha Hasty, Wednesday and Thursday.
"Mr. W. G. McClure visited the home of Mr. Tom Hasty July 3rd and gave his sick daughter, Mollie, a nice watermelon.
"Mrs. Gillie Hasty has been suffering awfully with her arm for the past week.
"Mr. E. T. Hasty visited his sister, Mrs. S. M. Strickland, last Saturday. Miss Fleda Pope visited her friends, Misses Ollie and Daisye Hasty, a few days ago.
"Mr. Levi Harrison was the guest of his sister, Mrs. T. W. Hasty, a few days ago. He was accompanied by their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Justin Harrison.
"Mr. and T. O. McManus are visiting their mother, Mrs. Gillie Ethridge... Mrs. G. W. Hasty and daughter, Helen, were guests of their brother and uncle, Mr. T. W. Hasty, one day last week.
"Mr. J. W. Drinkard called by to see Miss Mollie Hasty who has been in bed for eleven weeks and gave her a nice watermelon and a large box of ice."
July 18, 1918
"Dixons Mills News "Mr. Jodie Hasty and family, of Clay Hill, were the guests of Mr. Adley Beverly on Sunday... "Mr. Joel D. Jones and family and Mr. G. W. Hasty formed a party that motored to Friendship Church near Vineland last Sunday"
"Vangale News "Judge A. L. Hasty of Linden and G. W. Hasty of Shiloh attended the public installation of officers of the Hoboken Lodge of Masons last Saturday."
July 25, 1918
"Dixons Mills News "Mr. G. W. Hasty was a visitor to Shiloh Saturday. "Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hasty and son, Ernest, were guests of Mr. Leo Lewis and family, of Vangale, on last Sunday. "Work upon the camp ground continues. The cottage of Mr. G. W. Hasty is in process of completion. The ice house has been finished. The grounds generally have been put in order. Another cottage will be begun this week, which will likely complete the contemplated additions to the grounds."
"154 Men of 1918 Draft Called for Physical Examinations... "... To be examined July 31, 55 men "... Geo. M. Morgan..."
August 15, 1918
"... County Executive Committee "The following were elected as members of the County Democratic Executive Committee from the various beats: "... Dixons Mills, G. W. Hasty... Hoboken, J. B. Hasty..."
August 22, 1918
"Town and County "... Judge A. L. Hasty has been confined to his home several days this week by rheumatism..."
"Dixons Mills News "... Mr. G. W. Hasty left Wednesday for an extended visit to friends and relatives in and near Sumpter, N.C.. Rumor has it that Mr. Hasty thinks of locating there if he should find a place that suits him..."
"Program at Geneva Sunday School, Sunday, August 25. "On Sunday, August 25, 1918, there will be a program for the benefit of the Armenian and Syrian Relief Work, at Geneva Church, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. "... Recitation Clara May Morgan "... Recitation William Morgan "... Recitation Julia Morgan "... Recitation George Morgan..."
August 29, 1918
"26 Men Reach Age of 21 Since June 5 Registration "The following young men who have become of age since June 5, were registered here last Saturday: "... Morgan, Fedie Lamison, Ala. ..."
"List of Men Called for Entrainment September 2 "Below are given the names of the men ordered to report to the local board Sept. 2 for entrainment to Camp Pike, Ark., for active military service "... George M. Morgan..."
September 5, 1918
"Town and County "... Judge A. L. Hasty, who is in Selma hospital suffering for a severe attack of rheumatism, is reported to be but slightly improved..."
October Third, 1918
"Questionnaires mailed to registrants to October 1... "... 1825 Neal Morgan Magnolia Ala. "... 1102 J. Earl Hasty Nanfalia Ala. "... 1137 Robert A. Hasty Thomasville..."
November 21, 1918
"Dixons Mills News "Messrs. T. E. Hatch, J. K. Pearson and G. W. Hasty motored to Thomasville Monday to attend quarterly conference..."
November 28, 1918
"Dixon's Mill News "... Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Ford, of Vangale, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hasty Sunday... "... Mr. John Hasty, of Surginer, is spending a short time with his brother, Mr. G. W. Hasty..."
December 5, 1918
"Local News "The many friends of Judge and Mrs. A. L. Hasty were proud to see them returning home last Sunday afternoon. The Judge has been in the hospital in Selma for quite a while..."
"Dixons Mills News "... Mr. George W. Hasty, for many years a resident of Dixon's Mills and one of the best known and respected citizens in this section of the county, in company with his family took his departure for Sumpter, S.C., this week where he will make his future home. The community as a whole feels keen regret at the loss of these good people, but joins in well wishes for their future success and happiness in their new home..."
Created March 14, 2000 copyrighted C. Wood. Updated Sept 2005.