May 5, 1870
The Eatonton Press and Messenger says:
A large well on Mr. Stevens' place, near Milledgeville, caved in
last Friday, killing a negro man and severely injuring Mr. Cooper.
June 17, 1870
Porcelain clay or Kaolin, has been found
on the lands of Henry Stevens,
at Whiting on the Milledgeville and
Eatonton railroad, and a pottery has been established here.
February 28, 1873
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
ACCIDENT AND LOST OF LIFE - The Milledgeville
says an accident occurred at Stevens' Pottery, on the
Eatonton and Gordon Railroad-on Saturday last, resulting in the death of
a Mr. Byington, and the seriously
wounding of a son of Mr. Henry Stevens and two negroes. The party
were removing scaffolding from a kiln prepared for burning fire brick,
etc., when it fell and precipitated them to the ground. Mr. Byington was
a young man of eighteen or nineteen years of age, and son of the late Mr.
Byington. We are pleased to learn that young Stevens and the colored
men will recover. (James Byington)
October 2, 1879
The Atlanta Constitution
H. Webb, formerly of Covington, but
who has been teaching school at Steven's pottery, near Milledgeville, died
recently of gastric fever.
April 14, 1882
The Atlanta Constitution
Stevens Pottery Ga, April 7, 1882
Last Tuesday morning your correspondent
took the Macon and Eatonton trail for this little village. At nine o'clock
he landed in the place and proceeded to take notes of the surroundings.
"The Pottery," as it is called, was settled long years ago by Mr. Henry
Stevens, and here he made money at the business, which has since engaged
his sons-Crawford, John Henry and William Park. The increasing trade, and
his declining health, made it necessary for the old man to give up most
of his business to his boys. He brought them up to work, and they were
fully competent to take charge of it. Really, the business has all passed
into their hands, and the father employs his time in traveling for the
The first thing which attracts the
attention of the stranger is an ungainly looking building, on the southeast
of the railroad. At the entrance one is saluted by "mud" -right and left.
This mud is dug up one mile from the building, and brought by the railroad
to this point. It is thrown in a pit to soak for several hours, and then
fed into the mud mill. This mill is run by a twenty-five horse power engine
in the west side of the mud-room. After passing though the mud mill the
clay is ready for the potter's use. If for drain pipe, of which large numbers
are made, it is thrown, in a large lump into a press run by the same engine
as the mud mill, and forced through a die-which may be taken off or put
on at pleasure-the size of which determines the size of the pipe. Two bands
hold the receptacle - a wooden piece curved to fit the pipe. When the proper
length has been reached the pressure is stopped, and a wire is needed to
cut off the dirt tube. To follow this particular branch further; the pipe
is taken to another room where any roughness may be smoothed off, and a
"collar" put on. This is done by standing it upon a table placing a roll
of mud around the top or collar and pressing the mud with the hand to the
size necessary to receive a pipe of the same size as the one "collared."
The pipe is taken to the "dry-pan"
a room some thirty by ninety feet square. Large flues pass through the
dirt floor, which conduct the heat to all parts of the room. This drying
prepares the pipe for the glaze vat. Here it is swung into a solution of
"blue mud." This is not ordinary mud, but is of a peculiar character, and
cost several dollars per barrel. It is shipped from Albany, New York. After
a few hours drying, it is placed in the large kiln, and burned until it
comes to a white heat. This melts the blue mud and causes it to form a
beautiful glaze. The kiln is then opened and left to cool, when the pipe
is removed to the pipe yard, where such large numbers are seen, there to
await orders. It is manufactured from two inches to two feet in diameter.
March 4 1886
The Augusta Chronicle
Stevens Pottery, near Macon, is to have
an artesian well.
January 4, 1887
STEVENS' POTTERY. Bro. George Smith Visits
"Some fifty years ago a sturdy young
Englishman, with a strong body and clear head, and a good honest heart,
left England for American. He settled in Greene county and joined the Methodist
Church, and wedded a Methodist girl whose maiden name was Matilda Stephens.
They were not kinspeople, though they bore the same name. After some years
he came to the pine barrens along the line of the railway from Gordon to
Milledgeville, and built a large sawmill. There was no Church and no Methodists,
and but little civilization in the back pine woods; but there were some
good people near by, and so he and they built a neat country Church. It
was named in honor of the girl he had won- Matilda Chapel. The great pines
and the bright, young oaks were all about it, and it is a real pleasure
to the eye to see this woodland Church smiling in its loveliness in the
great forest. To plant a Church in the woods is not to have a preacher,
but Uncle Henry was equal to that, and he not only had one, but
a good one. Matilda Chapel has had as fine preaching as could be supplied
by Macon and the Wesleyan, for my old friend, Dr. C. W. Smith, has
preched there every month for near a score of years, and the circuit preacher
has made his monthly visit, too.
The enterprising Englishman
found on his place an inexhaustible mine of what the country people called
chalk. He knew it; it was Kaolin. He was not a potter, but he knew something
of the English potteries and the value of firebrick and so he began his
potteries. He was a man of great enterprise, and his boys caught his spirit.
Machinery was bought, new potteries were built new kilns made ready, and
then the good man died, but the Stevens boys remained. They took
his place in mill, and pottery and Church, and the good Matilda found successors
in daughters like-minded. If I had time it would be an interesting story
to tell how the work has grown, till now Stevens' sewer-pipe, and well-curbing,
and fire brick, are found in all the land."
March 12, 1887
The Augusta Chronicle
A TRAGEDY IN BALDWIN COUNTY
C. J. Robinson Kills Abe Youngblood,
Milledgeville, Ga, March 11 - (Special)
The following note was received at 12 o'clock today by Coroner Scott:
Dear Sir: I have shot and killed
Youngblood, of Washington county. come down and hold an inquest. Tell
Ennis to come. I am here subject to the order of the law. Yours, etc.
C. J. Robinson
The cause of the tragedy is about
One year ago Robinson loaned Youngblood
five dollars. A few days ago Robinson reminded Youngblood of the debt and
asked for a remittance. Youngblood at once board the car at his home (Davisboro,)
and came up to Cooperville, where Robinson clerked. Robinson was absent
and Youngblood notified Cooper, Robinson's father-in-law, that he intended
Robinson was made acquainted with
Youngblood's threat and when he went to the store this morning carried
his pistol with him. About 9 o'clock, Youngblood came up and began cursing
Robinson, and with his hand in his pistol pocket applied to Robinson a
foul epithet and threatened his life. Robinson saw that he was in a dangerous
position and drawing his pistol shot Youngblood in his breast, near his
heart and blew his brains out, killing him instantly. Robinson is a quiet,
peaceable man while Youngblood has a reputation of an overbearing bully.
The coroner's jury justified Robinson in protecting himself. Both parties
are married . When the coroner reached the scene he found Youngblood
with his hands in his pocket on his pistol.
July 19, 1887
The Coopersville Tragedy.
Milledgeville, Ga. July 19 (Special) The
grand jury here today found a true bill against Chas. O. Robinson for the
murder of Abe Youngblood, at Coopersville, in this county, on March 11,
of this year. A full report of the tragedy then appeared in The Constitution.
The coroner's jury investigation resulted in a verdict of justifiable homicide.
It is claimed that some additional evidence has been obtained and the case
will be watcher with interest. Robinson was placed under a fifteen hundred
dollar bond and will be tried during this term of court.
July 31, 1887
Charles J. Robinson has been
acquitted by Baldwin superior court. On the 9th of March, 1887, Abe
Youngblood, received an insulting letter from Charles J. Robinson about
a debt he owed that party. The following day he left his home in Washington
county, on the branch of the Central road, to have, as he said, a settlement
with Robinson. Robinson appeared soon after Youngblood's arrival, when
the latter approached him and said he would like to see Robinson, who replied
he would see him in the presence of those present, adding that he was too
much of a gentleman to associate with a Youngblood. Youngblood cursed Robinson
and asked him to repeat the language used in his letter, whereupon he said
he did repeat it. Youngblood repeated his curses following Robinson (who
continued to retreat) and threw open his short, pointed to his heart and
said: "Here it is; shoot, G_d d-n you." Robinson said he was unarmed, but
soon turned on his enemy and fired, the first shot taking effect in the
left arm, the second attempt missed fire and the third effort sent a ball
through the back of Youngblood's head, he having begun to retreat from
the shots. The wounded man walked a feet feet and fell face forward, with
his right hand under him and the left extended. Some time after, the body
was turned over and a pistol found under it.
December 19, 1887
A Lad Near Steven's Pottery Badly Hurt
Macon, Ga, December 18 (Special) On Saturday
last Ben Finney, aged about nineteen, who lives near Steven's pottery,
accidentally shot himself. It appears that he had a shotgun, which he was
handling in a wagon in which he was riding. In some manner the hammer of
the gun struck the railing as the boy was in the act of leaping out, and
the gun fired, lodging the charge in his left thigh. The limb will probably
have to be amputated.
September 5, 1888
The Augusta Chronicle
A correspondent from Stephens' Pottery,
Ga. says: A large crowd was at Camp Creek church on Sunday to witness the
ordinance of "foot washing". It may seem incredulous to people even in
Baldwin county, that there are churches in this the 19th century that observe
January 3, 1891
The Augusta Chronicle
Surviving Partners' Sale of Stevens'
Georgia-Baldwin County- Will be sold before
the court house door, in the city of Milledgeville, and said state and
county, on the FIRST TUESDAY IN FEBRUARY, 1891, between the legal
hours of sale, to the highest bidder, the entire plant known as STEVENS'
POTTERY, in said county, consisting of twenty-six hundred acres of land,
more or less, on which there is a sewer pipe, fire brick and stoneware
of all descriptions plants complete, and all modern conveniences necessary
for the production of the above articles or goods. Eleven mules, 1 horse,
1 bull, 800 bushels of corn, more or less; 7000 pounds of fodder, more
or less; 1 store house and mixed stock of goods, notes and accounts- good
and bad, amounting to $10,000; lease of 30 convicts with various terms
to serve, 1 greist or custom mill complete, dwelling, tenant and outhouses
of every description, ample and complete; In fact, everything for the successful
working of this valuable plant and property is now on it, and will be sold
in a lump and entire. The Milledgeville and Gordon railroad runs through
this property, and there is not a more healthy location in the state; sold
for the purpose of division between the surviving partners and the legatees
of Wm. Stevens, the deceased partner. Purchasers are invited to examine
and inspect the property. Terms of sale cash.
W.C. & J. H. STEVENS
Surviving Partners of Stevens Bros. &
This 1st day of Dec. 1890.
June 24, 1891
THE STORM IN BALDWIN
Fatal Work of the Lightning Near Milledgeville
Milledgeville, Ga, June 23 (Special) During
the great rainstorm here yesterday, there was considerable wind and lightning,
but not until morning was it learned that there were fatalities connected
The reports brought to the city this
morning indicate that the damage was greater in the southern part of the
county than elsewhere.
Mr. Charles Finney, near Stevens'
pottery, was riding his horse from his field, when a lightning bolt killed
both rider and horse. Lightning struck a horse at Warren Edwards's place
and killed it, while it is reported that cattle in different parts f the
county were killed by lightning. A corner of the Male Convalescent buiding
at the asylum was knocked off by a bolt, but none of the inmates felt any
The storm was severe and the electric
current shattered trees in every direction and considerable damage was
done to crops.
October 11, 1892
A Runaway Marriage
"On last Thursday evening Mrs. Mattie
M. Finney was united in marriage to Mr. Ashe Benford, Rev. J.D.
During a thunder storm
in June, 1891, Mr. Charles B. Finney, while returning from his field,
was killed by a stroke of lightning. He left a pretty young widow and two
children who went to reside with her father and mother, Mr. And Mrs. Daniel
Brewer, whose pretty home is a mile or two southwest of Scottsboro. In
a happy home amid pleasant surroundings, the roses bloomed again on the
cheeks of the widow and her children were the pets of the household.
That Mrs. Mattie Finney
should decide to marry again was not strange. And yet the fact was a surprise
and a shock to her parents, and they entered their most determined opposition
to her marriage, especially to Mr. Benford. She was appealed to by relatives
and friends, all to no purpose.
Last Thursday afternoon
Mr. Benford appeared at the Brewer homestead and was met at the door by
Mrs. Brewer with a pistol in hand and requested to leave. The young lover,
however, produced his license, which the angry mother snatched from his
hand and tore to pieces. Mr. Brewer then appeared on the scene, and the
war of words grew furious. In the meantime, Mrs. Finney came out and proceeded
to the buggy in waiting and together they drove off, leaving her children
crying. Later they were joined by Mr. Benford's sister and the party started
to Milledgeville. On the way, learning that Rev. J.D. Chapman would hold
a prayer meeting that evening at Mr. Farell's at the Asylum, they determined
to stop there. Leaving the ladies there, Mr. Benford came on to the city
and obtained another license, and the ceremony was performed by Mr. Chapman.
It was doubtless the original intention of Mr. Benford to go before a justice
of the peace in his neighborhood and have the ceremony performed but the
destruction of his license required a change of his plans.
While sympathizing with the
parents in their distress over a marriage so antagonistic to their wishes
we must congratulate the happy pair in the successful termination of one
of the most romantic marriages that ever occurred in Baldwin county. The
pluck and determination displayed by the bridegroom in securing his bride
will doubtless make for her a happy home."
August 13 1893
IN A MISTRIAL
The Case of the State Against Upshaw
Ended. It Was for Murder.
Milledgeville, Ga, August 12 (Special) Without
a doubt the most interesting case that has been before the superior court
of Baldwin county in the last decade was ended in a mistrial at 1 o'clocl
today, after a jury had remained in the jury room since Thursday.
The case was that of David
Upshaw, charged with the murder of Daniel
Goodwin at Steven's pottery on May 16th, when the deceased was shot
down like a dog and while he piteously begged for mercy another load from
a shotgun was emptied in his face and eyes.
The defendant's plea was that he
shot Goodwin because of slander heaped upon his wife and that it was done
after he had tried to check Goodwin in his slander by legal redress. Finding
that he could get no satisfaction from the law, both being poor men, he
warned the deceased not to attack the character of his wife again.
June 25, 1896
A GREAT SUCCESS
One of the South's Leading Manufacturers
H. STEVENS' SONS COMPANY
Goods Are Shipped All Over the Southern
States from This Manufactory-A Medal Winner
One of the best known and most
successful manufactories in Georgia, if not in the south, is the Sanitary
Sewer and Culvert Pipe Works of H. Stevens' Sons Company at Macon, Ga.
The products of this mammoth factory are shipped all over the southern
states and are the standard wherever known
The origin of this great industry
traced property is located in the birth of Mr. Henry Stevens, which
occurred in Cornwall, England, in 1813, who gave a great many years of
his life to this branch of commerce, coming to this country when yet quite
a young man, and in Georgia, more than a third of a century ago started
the first factory of this kind in the south, which stands today without
an equal in capacity or quality of production. Some years before Mr. Stevens's
death he sold out to his sons, who now own and operate the two plants.
During the last few years in which
finances and trade have been so demoralized all over the country, the company
has never shut down, except for repairs. In a few instances competitors
have made it a point to agitate the advisability of having a test made,
where large contracts were to be let, but having been defeated in every
instance, this mode has been abandoned . Stevens' Sons Company have the
contract for furnishing the city of Atlanta, also the city of Charleston,
with sewer pipe for 1895, besides a good trade in nearly every southern
town and city. They have but recently finished a contract for the city
of Macon, Ga., for over thirty miles of pipe, the largest single order
ever placed in the south, and the high quality of their goods in becoming
greater every day.
The Stevens' Sons Company is the
recognized leader in its line in the south, and takes precedence over all
competitors. The company makes not only all styles and grades of goods
in its staple line of sanitary, sewer and culvert pipe, but many beautiful
specimens of other articles made from clay.
At the Atlanta exposition its exhibit
attracted wide-spread attention, and as well as remembered. The committee
on awards gave them a gold medal. That they justly deserved this
recognition on the part of the committee goes without saying, and the thousands
of visitors that gave this exhibit their attention were indeed loud in
their praise of the excellent quality of good exhibited.
May 28, 1898
H. Stevens & Sons Co.,
Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Prepared Clay, Border
Brick, Traps, Branches, Etc.
Before the people for thirty years
Sewer and Railroad Culvert Pipe
Plant equal to any in the south
Telephone call: 283 Macon, Ga
July 16, 1899
Miss Marie Stevens is entertaining
a number of friends at her beautiful home at Steven's pottery. Her
guests are Miss Marie Spain of Quitman; Misses Walden Roberts,
Percy and Berrien Williams
Mr. Robert Taylor of Macon.
Mrs. Maury Munnerlyn Stapler and
Master Walter Stevens Stapler are spending the summer at Steven's Pottery
with Mrs. Stapler's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stapler.
January 23, 1900
Mr. Will Mansfield, who is employed
at the sawmill near Ivey's Station happened to a painful accident this
week, getting his foot caught badly cut by the machinery. We hope to see
him out soon.
March 30, 1901
John H. Martin
cut to death in his sawmill, near Stevens Pottery, Baldwin County, Saturday
morning. He was engaged in sawing lumber, when the piece of timber caught
and he was thrown against the saw. His right arm and side were terribly
cut, and he suffered great pain for an hour, before death relieved him.
January 30, 1904
LEG CUT OFF BY CAR WHEELS
Pink Bloodworth Falls Beneath Central
Train at Steven's Pottery
Milledgeville, Ga. January 29(Special) The
northbound passenger train on the Central of Georgia railway from Macon
to Eatonton ran over Pink Bloodworth, of this county, last night,
cutting off one of his legs.
The train left Gordon without a conductor
and ran by Iveys Station, the place where Mr. Bloodworth was to get off.
On reaching Steven's Pottery the
train crew discovered there was no conductor on board and started back
Mr. Bloodworth states he got off the train
to find out the reason they ran by Iveys and as the train started back
he went to get on and slipped under the train, the wheels passing over
June 12, 1904
Mrs. L. C. Manley spent last
weeek at here old home at Stevens Pottery, where she was called by the
sad news of the death of her young sister, Miss Pearl Stevens, last
Feb 18, 1905
Veterans Going Fast.
Macon, Ga., February 17 (Special) D.
H. Wilkinson, a confederate veteran died suddenly in the crib of his
barn in Baldwin county late yesterday afternoon. His death was unexpected,
as he was in the best of health.
Hardly a dozen of the hundred who
followed the flag of company G, Forty fifth Georgia, through the civl war
live to tell the story of that sad-starred company. Mr. Wilkinson was one
of the last of these. Out of nineteen of his children seventeen still survive
July 31, 1906
THEY WERE SHOT WHILE AT SUPPER
Attempt of Negro to Kill George Bloodworth
The Negro Made His Escape From Prison,
and Going to the Home of His Prosecutor, Fired, Wounding Bloodworth and
Constitution Bureau, 467 Second Street,
Macon, Ga., July 30 - (Special) Bent upon getting even with George E.
Bloodworth for the part this citizen took in sending George Morris,
a negro, about twenty years of age, to the Baldwin county chaingang, the
later secured a shotgun last night, after he had escaped from prison, and
after slipping up to the house where Mr. and Mrs. Bloodworth were seated
at their supper table, near Stevens' Pottery, he took deliberate aim through
an opening and fired, the shot taking effect in the faces of
both Mr. and Mrs. Bloodworth. A small son sitting between them at
the table was uninjured.
The lives of the two people
were saved only through the fact that the shot were small and scattered.
Only a few shots took effect, but both were dangerously wounded.
In the midst of the excitement
the negro threw down his gun and fled. Mr. Bloodworth soon regained himself
and gave the alarm. Mrs. Bloodworth and here son were left to the care
of neigbors and a searching party started out.
The woods in the vicinty of Brown's
crossing, and all the way to Macon, were scoured with dillgence and every
effort was made to locate the negro, but thus farm he is out of reach.
Fifteen or twenty armed citizens have visited Macon during the day hoping
to trace the fugitive here. Officers have been notified and all precautionary
Early this morning, Deputy Tom
Jones was said to have seem a negro skulking in the shadows who filled
the description, and as all searching parties believe he came here, a thorough
search is being made in Macon.
George Bloodworth, bother
of the injured man, was among the searchers, his brother having been too
badly injured to make the hunt.
The wounds of the injured Bloodworths
have been attended and are thought to be not necessarily fatal. Mr. Bloodworth
may lose an eye, but he and his wife will recover. They realize that they
had a very close call and neighbors who learned of the negro's deed, have
become greatly wrought up. He would have been lynched without ceremony
if he had been captured last night.
January 13, 1907
One of the prettiest of home
weddings was that of Miss Alma Echols
to Mr. Cleveland Cooper, which occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs
A. Echols, of Steven's Pottery, on Tuesday morning, of last week. The
bride wore a traveling suit of blue cloth, and the couple left for Atlanta
immediatley after the ceremony, for a stay of a few days. After a week
they will be at hom at Coopers, Ga.
June 2, 1907
Invitations have been received
to a reception to be given by Mr. and Mrs. Lu Manley on next Tuesday
evening to meet Mrs. B. B. Brown. Miss Webb's marriage to
Brown occurs Tuesday morning at Stevens Pottery and Mr. and Mrs. Brown
will reach Griffin that afternoon.
March 11, 1908
The Augusta Chronicle
Extensive mines of pure kaolin. The Stevens
Pottery, up the Georgia, near Milledgeville is the finest deposit of clay
in the world.
January 18, 1910
Mrs. Mary Ethridge, Macon.
Macon, Ga., January 17 (Special) Mrs. Mary
Ethridge, wife of
W. H. Ethridge, died this morning at the family
home on Main street. She was 36 years of age. She leaves a husband and
nine children. The death of her father occurred just a day and night prior
at Stevens Pottery.
January 18, 1910
The Macon Daily Telegraph
May Ethridge, wife of W. H. Ethridge, of East Macon, died at
her home on Fort Hill street yesterday morning at 5 o'clock. She is survived
by a husband and seven children. The remains will be conveyed to Stephens
Pottery tody, where the funeral and interment will take place this afternoon
at 5 o'clock.
January 18, 1910
Two Deaths in Family
Mansfield died in this city Sunday,
and his remains were buried at Stevens Pottery Monday,
Rev. B.P. Searcy
officiating. His daughter, Mrs. Emma Etheridge,
died in Macon Monday and was buried at Stevens Pottery this morning.
Mr. Mansfield was an old soldier, and was
an honest hard working man."
March 8, 1910
"Danny", the large
shepherd doge of Mrs. B. L. Wood, at Stevens Pottery, died suddenly
last Wednesday. He was an intelligent animal, and was highly prized by
his owners. He carried the mail from the postoffice, and would carry any
bundle. He will be missed.
June 6, 1910
The Augusta Chronicle
At Warm Springs Mr. &
Mrs. J. H. Stevens, of Stevens Pottery, Georgia are entertaining for
a week, at least a large house- party at the hotel in honor of their young
attractive daughter Miss Ruby Stevens. Among the house-party guests
of the Stephenses are Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Mauly, Griffin, Misses - Marjorie
Woolcott, Louise Durkee, Louise Drewry, Sarah Garland, Mary Blanton, Mussadon
Brown, of Griffin;
Miss Mary Davis of Decatur, Ga.; and Mr.
W.B. Webb of Jackson. In addition to entertaining these guests, Mr.
and Mrs. Stevens expect a number of visitors here to the house-party during
the length of it.
January 29, 1911
The Macon Daily Telegraph
The body of Gilmer
Ethridge, the 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ethridge,
who died at the hospital Friday night at 9:30 o'clock, after a short illness,
was carried to Stevens' Pottery yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock for funeral
March 20, 1911
The Macon Daily Telegraph
W. Ethridge, aged 9 years, and son of W. H. Ethridge, died at
5:40 o'clock Sunday afternoon, at the residence, 505 Fort Hill street,
East Macon. Death was caused by malarial fever.
The body will be taken to Steven's
Pottery Cemetery, this morning at 11:30 o'clock, for funeral and interment.
November 27, 1913
Milledgeville, Ga., November 26 (Special)
The marriage of Miss Anne Ansley McKinley
Russell Glenn Bone took place last evening at the suburban home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. McKinley. Miss Pauline McKinley,
of the bride, acted as maid of honor, and Mr. Jesse Bone,
father, as best man.
The bride is the youngest daughter
of her parents, and is pretty and attractive and popular. The groom is
a well-liked young business man of Stevens Pottery, where the young couple
will make their home.
August 1, 1914
STEVENS VICTIM OF A PAINFUL ACCIDENT
Macon, Ga., July 31. (Special) W. C.
Stevens, one of middle Georgia's wealthiest citizens and head of the
Stevens pottery in Baldwin county, sustained a broken collar bone at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. M. M. Stapler, today when the chain of
a swing in which he was seated broke.
Mr. Stevens has been in poor health
for some time, and because of his advanced age some concern is felt as
to the outcome of his injury.
May 9, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. John Easter Minter,
of Columbus, Ga., announce the engagement of their only daughter, Winnifred
Bradley, to Dr. Robert Lee Crawford, U.S.N., of Washington,
D.C., the wedding to take place in the early fall. Dr. Crawford is a son
of the late E.A. Crawford, of Tallahassee, Fla., and a descendant of a
long line of physicians and surgeons, among them being Dr. Crawford Long,
who discovered anaesthesia. After a brilliant record of three years at
Vanderbilt university, and later at the Army and Navy Medical college,
at Washington, Dr. Crawford received his first commission from the navy
department at the age of 24. Miss Minter's attractive personality and her
musical and literary accomplishments have won for her a large circle of
friends who will be interested in the announcement of her engagement.
Note: John Easter Minter, born in Baldwin
County, was the son of Charles Floyd and Martha Jane (Chambers) Minter.
Feburary 20, 1921
Community Clebration In Baldwin County
Mrs. J. L. Beeson, of
Milledgeville, president of her district federation, writes of a sucessful
community celebration in her district:
On Georgia day the
Salem school and community invited their neigbors, the four-teacher
and the one-teacher Camp Creek school to join them in their patriotic
The two schools accepted the invitation
and so did representatives from the Junior Order of United American Mechanics
and twenty members from the federated clubs.
At 1 o'clock was begun the
first number on the program-a barbecue and picnic dinnter.
This fine community followed
the old tradtion of the Georgia barbecue. Ogelthorpe himself, our great
founder, set the example, although he served his barbecue on South Carolina
As the two-teacher schoolhouse,
with Misses Smith and Humphries in charge, was too small
for the crowd, all the exercises were held in the church with the exception
of the raising of Old Glory to the top of a beautiful flagpole and then
reciting in concert " The Amercian's Creed."
Invocation - Rev. Mr. Jordan
Words of Welcome - Miss Mary
Response to Words of Welcome
on Behalf of Clubs - Mrs. E. R. Hines
Response to Words of Welcome
on Behalf of Junior Order - P.N. Bivins
"Jes' a Wearyin' for You" (Frank
Stanton); "Dreamy Days" (Frank Stanton);
"It Isn't Raining Rain" (Robert
Loveman) - Mrs. L. P. Longio
"Jones' Private Argyment" (Sidney
Lanier) Reginald Martin
"Oglethorpe and Tomochich"
- Robert Ivey
"Georgia Schools" - School
"The Great Seal of Georga"
- Three school boys
Bible to School - Warren Edwards
Flag - Hon. Howard Ennis
"The Americn Creed"
- Recited in concert.
October 17, 1921
KILLED IN AUTO WRECK
Macon, Ga. Oct. 10 -Frank
Echols, 25, secretary and assistant general manager of Stevens Brothers,
pottery manufacturers at Stevens Pottery, was killed this afternoon when
an automobile turned over three times, on the national highway 40 miles
south of here.
Tom Lawson and Pariah Mercer of this city substained
injuries. Echols was a lieutenant in the seventh division and Mercer was
an aviator in the World War.
November 15, 1927
Milledgeville Pottery Plant Damaged by
Fire; $50,000 Estimated Loss
Milledgeville, Ga. Nov. 14 (UP) Fire which
started from a stove in the molding room of one of the plants operated
by Stevens, Inc., at Stevens Pottery, nine miles from here, partially destroyed
the smaller plant owned by the company. The loss is estimated at $50,0000
by Walter S. Stapler, president of the organization.
Stevens, Inc., which is owned and
operated by heirs of the late
W. C. and J. H. Stevens, manufacture
firebrick at their two plants at Stevens Pottery. Mr. Stapler said that
the fire will not materially affect the company as the larger plant was
not damaged and plans will be made for the rebuilding of the destroyed
plant as soon as the board of directors can be convened.
The company has its own fire apparatus
and firemen were at work soon after the flames were discovered. It was
only due to the work of the employers who aided in fighting the fire that
the damage was not greater, Mr. Stapler said.
The building was partially covered
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