January 12, 1910
MILLEDGEVILLE CITIZENS TAKE PART IN FUNERAL OF AGED NEGRESS
Milledgeville, Ga, January 11 (Special) For the second time in recent history of Milledgeville has a negro been buried with some of our most prominent white citizens acting as pallbearers. In both instances, it was the funeral of an old colored mammy; this time it was Aunt Amy Latimer. The pallbearers were Judge G. T. Whilden, recorder; Dr. J. E. Kidd, W. W. Stembridge, George H. Brantley, L. H. Andrews, C I. Morris.
Last Sunday, Dr. B. J. Simmons, one of the most successful negroes of this state, was buried in this city. He had accumulated some $20,000 in the last 15 years from the practice of medicine. He represented all the most that a progressive man of his race had accomplished in this community. The white people of this city did not ignore his success. He received considerable consideration in many ways as an evidence that his ability was recognized. Quite a number of our citizens attended his funeral, but it safe to say that there is not comparison to be made of the feelings of the white people over the passing away of these two members of another race.
Aunt Amy had accumulated little or nothing. It was not what she had, but what she was and what she had been that opened the hearts of her white friends and made them mindful of her even after death. Aunt Amy had been in the valley and shadow with many a good mother in this community. Her tender, humble sympathy and gentle services were not to be forgotten. Her voice had first announced the arrival of many a bouncing boy or girl. The white women sent wreaths and roses.
January 14, 1910
At the home of the Bride's father, Remus Hooten, one of Baldwin county's oldest and most influential farmers, at four o'clock last Tuesday, Miss Elizabeth Pearl Hooten was married to Mr. Charles Tillman Snead. Rev. B. P. Searcy, pastor of Baldwin Circuit, pronounced the solemn, familiar words which made them "man and wife." The followed a dinner, such as an old Southern plantation Georgia home knows how to prepare. The bride is one of Baldwin's loveliest daughter's, beautiful, accomplished, worthy, the best that life can give. The groom is also from a pioneer Baldwin home, son of Dr. Charles W. Sneed, of precious memory, and is himself a large and successful stock, grain and cotton grower. They are now "at home" to their friends, in their pleasant country home near Dovedale. The many relatives and friends, who saw them before the altar, all join in wishing them a long useful, blessed life. May their pathway be as bright as that a clear afternoon, their years as happy as their faces shone while they gave themselves each to the other.
January 18, 1910
Mr. Gus Hardie and Miss Leola Carr were quietly married Sunday afternoon at the residence of the bride's sister Mrs. Martin. Rev. O. P. McDerment officiating. Their many friends wish for them a long and happy life.
January 18, 1910
"Two Deaths in Family. Mr. Isaac 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."
Death News Was Fatal to Child. Emma Etheridge Dies Instantly on hear of Her Father's Death Near Stevens Pottery.
Isaac Mansfield, born in Ulster County New York, in January, 1833, locating in Baldwin immediately after the war, died at Stevens Pottery Sunday morning and was buried at the same place Monday evening. In 1867 he married Miss Lizzie Pettigrew. Wm. H., Ed, Mrs. Eula Bonner, Mrs. Ben Adams, Mrs Ikie, Mr. H., all of Baldwin county, were with him at the at the last moment.
In 1894 he married Mrs. Lizzie Stanley, who with her two little ones, survive him.
The last year he had been working in Milledgeville at Bloodworth & Gibson's stables. A faithful (Methodist) man has fallen asleep. The sympathy of all who know them goes out to the widow, children.
Mrs. Emma Mansfield Ethridge, died in Macon almost instantly on hearing of her father, is dead Monday. She was brought to her birth place, Stevens Pottery, and buried Tuesday evening. Her husband Walter H. Ethridge, survives her. She was born in June, 1873, married, February 1891.
The Sympathy of the Community is extended the family.
January 20, 1910
BANK IS ORGANIZED
First National of Milledgeville Elects Officers.
Milledgeville, Ga., January 19 (Special) The First National bank of this city was organized today. The stock is held by a large number of citizens, both from the city and county. Eleven directors were elected - six from Milledeville and five from the county. J. A. Hohne was made president; E. N. Ennis, of Washington county, vice president; G. C. McKinley cashier. The bank expects to open its doors by February 15.
FAUNTLEROY LEWIS DIES. Served Through Civil War in the Fourth Georgia. Fauntleroy Lewis, an old confederate veteran, died at his home, 64 Granger street, at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. At the beginning of the war Mr. Lewis enlisted in Milledgeville in Baldwin Blues, a militia company, which was incorporated in the confederate army under the Fourth Georgia, Dole's brigade. He fought throughout the war, serving in the Shenandoah Valley campaign going through many engagements. One daughter, Mrs. J. W. Hodo, survives him.
The funeral services will be held at the residence at 10 o'clock this morning. The interment will be in Hollywood cemetery.
February 1, 1910
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DIED IN A FEW DAYS. Mrs. Rice was the Last Mother of Confederate Soldier in County.
Miss Mary E. Rice died at the home of her mother in the southwestern part of the county, last Tuesday night at ten o'clock. Her death was followed by that of her aged mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Rice, late Thuesday night.
Mrs. Rice was quite aged, being above ninety years old. Her daughter, Miss Mary, ministered to her, and the love of mother and daughter was very marked. When Miss Mary became ill a week prior to her death, and could nolinger minister to her mother, the latter was very much affected, and would not be comforted.
Miss Mary Rice died Tuesday night and her remains were buried Thursday in the family burial ground, Rev. B. P. Searcy officiating. She was sixty-seven years of age.
The remains of Mrs. Rice were buried Saturday morning. She is survived by two sons, Mr. Augustus Rice, of Macon and Mr. Wm. Rice of the county, and one daughter, Miss Ola Rice.
The relatives have the deepest sympathy of friends and neighbors in this double bereavement that had come upon them.
Mrs. Rice was the last mother of a Confederate soldier in Baldwin county. Her son, Mr. Augustus Rice, enlisted in the Confederate Army, and rendered valient service in the Army of Northern Virginia. She lived during the life time of every President this nation has had except Washington. She was the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Amelius Torance, and is surived by only one of her parents' children, Miss Cordelia Torance.
Thus the pioneer families of this county are passing away. She was a member of the Methodist church for over seventy years.
February 21, 1910
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Mrs. J. W. Champion died at her home on South Jefferson street last night, after a short illness. She is survived by the following children: Oxford, Louise and Sophie Champion. Her remains will be interred this afternoon in the city cemetery.
March 8, 1910
Melba Marie, the beautiful sixteen month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Farish Wood of Stevens Pottery, died Saturday night, after an illness of only a few days of colera infantum. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Cooperville Baptist Church.
Rev. Mr. Claxton, of Gordon, officiating.
Melba was the idol of her fond parent's heart's and the light of that home.
The bereaved ones have the sympathy of many friends in their hour of deepest sorrow.
March 11, 1910
Miss Effie Simpson Committed Suicide. Well Known Young Lady Shot Herself Through Heart Thursday Morning. Ill Health Cause.
Miss Effie Simpson about twenty years of age, beautiful and accomplished, shot herself through the hear at an early hour Thursday morning. The rash act was committed in the home of her father about six miles from Milledgeville and the news was an instant shock to the hundreds of people in this city and county who knew her so favorably.
Miss Simpson had been teaching school in Eastman, but it is understood she resigned on account of ill health and the unfortunate affair is attributed to this fact. She was relatd to many of the prominet families of this city and county and a gloom has been cast over the entire county.
Feath resulted immediately and she suffered only a moment after the fatal shot was fired. The family is grief stricken beyond description and the sumpathy of scores of friends is extended them in the dark hour. The funeral will occur today.
March 29, 1910
Mr. John McCullar died at his home in the western part of the County, Friday night, after a short illness with pneumonia.
Mr. McCullar was stricken with pneumonia the Sunday before his death, and in spite of medical skill the disease did its work rapidly, and he passed away Friday night.
The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, and the remains were buried at Sand Hill Cemetery.
Mr. McCullar was a son of Mr. Lewis McCullar, and was a well-known citizen of Baldwin County. He was a successful farmer, an honest man, and a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife and six children, his parents and several brothers and sisters,
The Union Recorder joins in sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Charles E. Prosser died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. H.
Little in Sparta las Friday morning after an illness of several days.
Her remains were brought to this city Saturday morning, and buried in the family square in the cemetery. Rev. S. P. Wiggins, assisted by Rev. Lamar Sims, officiated.
Mrs. Prosser was a resident of this city for many years, but since the death of Mr. Prosser she has made her home with her daughter in Sparta,
She was a member of the Methodist church, and her life exemplified many of the christian virtures. She was love by all who knew her on account of her gentle manner, and kindly spirit. She was faithful in the discharge of her duties as a wife, mother, neighbor and friend, and she has gone to a reward prepared for those who are faithful.
The sympathy of our community goes out to Mrs. Little, the only remaining one of the family, and other relatives, in their hour of sorrow.
April 1, 1910
TWO DEATHS OCCURRING RECENTLY IN COUNTY.
Mr. James W. McCook, 83 years of age, died last Saturday night near Stevens Pottery and the funeral occurred Sunday afternoon near Gordon. He leaves a wife and several children.
Mr. Joe Dan Day died bear Byington Mills at the age of about 35 years of age, leaving a wife and three young children, to whom the sympathy of many friends is extended.
April 19, 1910
NEGRO SHOOTING IN WEST BALDWIN. Lee Hill shot and Killed Arthur Roberson and Wounded Tom Roberson - Hill, also Shot. News reached this city this morning of a shooting and killing last Sunday, in the western part of the county on the Hill place. Three negroes, Lee Hill, Arthur and Tom Robertson were engaged in gambling when a row started between them. Hill used his pistol to deadly effect, shooting and killing Arthur Roberson, and dangerously wounding Tom. Hill was shot by one of the Robersons and it is reported that the wound is a dangerous one. Arthur Roberson lived a short while after the affair, and was carried into Jones county before he died. These are the particulars as far as we have been able to learn.
See May 31, 1910
Mr. Richard D. Smith died at the home of his son, Mr. Guy Smith, last Saturday morning.
Mr. Smith had been in ill health for a number of years, and was compelled to give up his farming interest, and has made his home with his son.
The funeral services were held Sunday morning, and the remains were buried in the family burial ground in East Baldwin. A number of relatives and friends gathered to join in the last sad rites.
Mr. Smith was sixty-five years of age, and was born and reared in this county. In his young manhood, he enlisted in the army of the Confederacy, and there was not a braver or more loyal soldier to be found in the ranks of that army, which has written its name in history as the most courageous that ever went on field of battle. After the war he was active in restoring order in this county. He was a kind hearted man.
He is survived by four sons, Messrs. Charley Smith, of Albany; Guy, L. D. and Will Smith of this County, and one daughter, Mrs. Will Hardy and a number of other relatives. They have the deepest sympathy of the people of this, city and county.
May 3, 1910
Miss Kizzie Palmer and Mr. Miller McAfee, of Wrightsville, were united in marriage last Tuesday in this city, Judge W. H. Stembridge officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Palmer, of East Baldwin, and is a pretty and attractive young lady. SHe has a hosts of friends. Mr. McAfee is a young farmer of near Wrightsville.
May 3, 1910
Mrs. Daniel Brookings died at her home in East Baldwin Thursday night, at the age of 65. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon. She is survived by her husband and three children, who have the sympathy of their friends.
May 7, 1910
SAD TRAGEDY SHOCKS ENTIRE COMMUNITY. Jerry Pound Accidentally Shot and Killed by His Companion, Powell Allen.
One of the saddest tragedies that ever occurred in this community was the accidental killing of Jere Pound, son of Prof.
and Mrs. J. M. Pound, by Powell Allen, son of Dr. and Mrs. H. D. Allen, last Saturday morning. about half past eleven o'clock.
The accident occurred near the Sanitarium of Dr. Allen. The two boys, who were close friends, had been spending several hours of the morning shooting birds and just prior to the accident had been out on a fish pond in a boat. Returning to the bank, they were playing with their guns when the one in the hands of Powell Allen was accidentally discharged. The shot struck Jere Pound in the back, cutting his back bone in two and killing him instantly.
The news of the tragedy was immediately telephoned to the city, and Dr. T. M. Hall was requested to bear the sad intelligence to the parents of young pound. Hastening to the residence, he as gently as possible broke the news and carried Prof. Pound to the scene of the accident in his automobile. The news spread rapidly through the city, and a number of the friends of both families hastened out to the home of Dr. Allen.
As soon as he realized that his friend and companion was dead Powell was overcome with grief, and for several hours his condition was critical.
The two boys were close friends and spent Friday at the Sunday School picnic. When the the day of pleasure ended Jere went home with Powell to spend the night and Saturday. They had spent the morning shooting birds, and their hearts were happy and joyous, having not the least shadow of the heart, rending accident that was hanging over them
This sad tragedy has thrown into deep and pungent grief two of the most prominent families our our community, and the hearts of the people go out in the tenderest sympathy to both of them,
The funeral services were held at the residence Sunday morning at ten o'clock, S. P. Wiggins officiating. A large number of sympathizing friends were present to join with the family in their sorrow. One of the most touching incidents of the services was the singing of a quartet by cadets of the G. M. College.
The remains were carried to Barnesville for interment. The following cadets of the college, under command of Lieutenant Culver Kidd, acted as honorary escort: Steven Wootten, Guss Hall, Harris Hall, Hugh Andrews, Dawson Allen, and Benjamin Bethune.
When Barnesville was reached the cadets of Gordon Institute and a large number of the people of that city were at the depot to join in the last sad rites.
The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful, and were silent expressions of the sympathy of many friends.
Jere was the second son of Prof. and Mrs. Pounds, and was a member of the Sophomore class of the Georgia Military College. He was a member of Co. B. and was loved by his fellows. He was a bright boy, and by his frank and open disposition, he won the hearts of all who knew him, the older and younger alike.
May 21, 1910
Macon Weekly Telegraph.
MILLEDGEVILLE NEWS NOTES
After a short illness, Mrs. J. J. Wootten, Sr., died at the family residence Tuesday night, at the age of 63. She was born in Clark county and came to Milledgeville when a child. She was married in October, 1864, to J. J. Wootten. She is survived by her husband and two children, R. H. and J. J. Wootten, and one brother Sterling Roberts, of Sparta. The funeral services were conducted from the residence, Rev. Lamar Sims officiating, assisted by Revs. Wiggins and Parks.
At the advanced age of 80 years, Mrs. J. A. Jones, wife of the late Dr. J. A. Jones died at the home of her son Wednesday afternoon. The burial took place Thursday morning at the old family burial ground in Hancock county, Rev. Lamar Sims officiating. J. A. Jones, of this city, is her only surviving child.
F. S. Seely, of Atlanta, editor of the Atlanta Georgia, has been secured to deliver the baccalaureate address at the Georgia Normal and Industrial College.
Mayor Miller S. Bell is attending the state convention of Knights of Pythias at Brunswick. Mr. Bell is grand inner guard of Georgia.
May 24, 1910
Miss Hattie Gilman died at the home of her brother, Mr. Thos. Gilman, near the State Sanitarium, Sunday afternoon, after an illness extending though eleven months.
The funeral services were conducted by Father White, of Macon, at Sacred Heart Catholic church, Monday afternoon, and the remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of sorrowing friends.
Miss Gilman was a daughter of the late Mr. Frank Gilman, and was twenty-one years of age. She was a bright and sweet young lady, and leaves a host of friends, who deeply loved her.
The bereaved relatives have the deep sympathy of their friends.
May 31, 1910
The commitment trial of Lee Hill, charged with the murder of Arthur Robinson and shooting Tom Robinson, was held Monday before Judge Brown. He was declared not guilty and turned out. The state was represented by Solicitor Howard and Hill by
Hon. Carl Vinson.
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.
June 14, 1910
~excerpt~ Miss Leone Etheridge and Mr. Felton Rice were united in marriage Sunday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Ethridge at Stevens Pottery, Rev. B. P. Searcy officating....
..Mr. Rice is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rice, and is a succesful farmer....
June 14, 1910
Miss Lucy Otis Wall and Mr. Clark Hudgens will be united in marriages Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Wall.
Miss Wall is quite an attractive and pretty young lady, and has hosts of friends in the city.
Mr. Hudgens holds a responisble position at the plant of the Electric Department of the Oconee River Mills and has established himself in the confidence of his employers and all who know him.
June 17, 1910
A Negro Girl Killed Her Companion Tuesday
While out hunting blackberries Tuesday afternoon Mabel Dixon, a young negro woman, shot and killed her companion, Gus Bass. The bullet entered the upper lobe of the left lung and according to evidence, produced death almost instantly. The woman claims the shot was accidental.
July 19, 1910
Babb Shoe Co. was purchased by Grover Bloodworth and J.E.Stembridge.
July 24, 1910
DEATH OF A "REAL DAUGHTER"
Mrs. Redding, who was the nineteenth child of William Anderson and Eliza Hunnicutt, was born in Baldwin county, Georgia, May 18, 1825. In 1855 she was married to Thomas Redding, of Sumter county, who died in 1862, leaving her with one child, who died in 1870. She died May 26, 1910, at the home of her great nephews, Iverson and William Horne.
For many years she had been a faithful Methodist. At her death she was a member of "Old Bethel" church in Baldwin county. She was probably the last real daughter of the revolution to die in the state. Her father served under the famous General Nathaniel Greene.
August 9, 1910
Mrs. Arthur Wall, Jackson
Jackson, Ga., August 8 (Special) The death of Mrs. Arthur Wall occurred at her home in Iron Springs district, a few miles from Jackson. She had been ill for some time, and death was not unexpected. Surviving Mrs. Wall are her husband, one son and a daughter, and one sister, Mrs. C. A. Pittman, of this county. She was a native of Baldwin county, and the remains were shipped to Milledgeville this morning for funeral and interment.
August 16, 1910
NEGRO WOMAN KILLED SATURDAY NIGHT.
Lessie Johnson Was Shot in Death in Western Part of County by Unknown Party.
Lessie Johnson, a negro woman, was shot to death Saturday night, at her home near Hopewell church, about five miles from the city.
The woman was shot twice with a shot gun, and her death was instantaneous.
Coroner Caraker was notified Sunday morning, and went out to the scene of the tragedy and held an inquest.
The evidence given before the jury did not fasten the guilt on anyone, and a verdict that the woman's death was due to gun-shot wounds inflicted by parties unknown was rendered.
August 19, 1910
Negro Man Killed His Wife Saturday Night.
Louis Young, a negro man, killed his wife on the outskirts of the city Saturday night by shooting her twice. It seems that family trouble caused the affair and early in the evening the couple disturbed the people on one of the prominent resident streets of the city and it is said Young was heard to tell his wife he had a notion to shoot her on the spot, but the gentlemen who had heard them went out and made them move on.
According to information it appears that immediately on reaching home the woman proceeded to cook supper and while she was building a fire her husband shot her twice. She was found dead by neighbors a few minutes later. Louis Young is in jail, sheriff Terry having arrested him Sunday. His trial will come off in November.
September 10, 1910
The Macon Daily Telegraph
LittleRichard Etheridge, the 10-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Etheridge (Ethridge), died yesterday at the residence, 759 Hawthorne street, after an illness of two days. The burial will take place at Stephens Pottery.
September 20, 1910
Mr.Holland Etheridge died at Dr. H. D. Allen's Sanitarium, where he was an attendant, Sunday night, Sept. 11th, after an illness of several weeks with typhoid fever. He was twenty-seven years of age, and was a native of this county. He is survived by his father, Mr. J. W. Etheridge, two brothers, J. W. and J. E. Etheridge, two sisters, Mrs. Luther Pierce and Miss Fannie Etheridge. The bereaved one have the sympathy of many friends.
September 27, 1910
The Macon Daily Telegraph
W. O. GILLESPIE DIES AT MILLEDGEVILLE.
Milledgeville, Ga., Sept. 26 - Mr. W. O. Gillespie, for six years head bookkeeper for the state sanitarium, died at his home near that institution this evening about 5 o'clock after a short illness. Besides holding a very responsible position at that place, he also enjoyed the distinction of being one of the most popular men in this community. Mr. Gillespie was formerly a citizen of Merriwether county and a member of a prominent family of that place, but being selected by the board of directors of the sanitarium about six years ago as bookkeeper, he accepted the position, which he has held ever since. He leaves a wife and two little daughters, also two sisters, Mrs. Robert Ellis, of Greenville, Ga., and Mrs. J. O. Christian, of Atlanta.
His remains will be interred in the cemetery here tomorrow evening.
September 30, 1910
Miss Ola Rabun and Mr. Earnest Wilson, both employed at the state Sanitarium, were married Sunday evening at the Midway Methodist church, Rev. O. P. McDerment officiating. Quite a crowd of friends were present and best wishes were tendered the young couple.
Mr. John H. Huff, age 70 years veteran of the civil war and well known throughout this section, died at his home in the eastern part of the county Sunday night. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. O. P. McDerment Monday, a large concourse of friends and relatives gathering to pay their last tribute.
Surviving Mr. Huff is his wife and two grand children, his three children being dead. The death of Mr. Huff occasions much regret among those who know him and the sympathy of many has been extended to the members of the family.
October 28, 1910
The Augusta Chronicle
PRISON IS BURNED AT MILLEDGEVILLE
Seven Convicts Escape From the Guards During the Excitement, Following the Explosion of a Lamp - Loss Will Be $10,000
Special to The Chronicle. Milledgeville, Ga. Oct. 27 - The main building of the state prison farm burned tonight about 9 o'clock. Two hundred and six male prisoners were confined in the structure but none were hurt in the flames.
The fire was caused by the explosion of a lamp. Only seven prisoners escaped in the excitement and all is quiet now with prisoners confined in the new tuberculosis hospital surrounded by guards.
The building was exceptionally large built of wood and the total loss will be about $15,000.
October 30, 1910
COMPANY'S INITIALS GIVE THIS YOUNG LADY HER NAME
Miss Bland, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Bland, of Milledgeville, is a very bright and attractive young girl, about whose name, Nylic, there is quite an unusual story. Her father is one of the most valued agents in the south of the New York Life Insurance Company, and his loyalty to that corporation is suggested in the fact that the initials of the company were combined to form the pretty little daughter's name.
An interesting consequence occurred several years ago, when Miss Bland was working for a new church organ. She wrote to the head office of the New York Life, stating that, as the namesake of the company, she desired a contribution to this pet scheme of hers, the organ.
The immediate answer was a telegraph, authorizing her to buy whatever kind of organ she wished, and to send the bill to the president of the company, which was duly done, and Miss Bland and the church rejoiced that she had been called Nylic.
November 8, 1910
Ike Stevens, a negro was drowned Saturday afternoon in Cedar Creek, on Mr. Thos. Napiers place in Baldwin county. H was riding a mule, in quest of his hogs, when the animal got into a bog in a branch near where the stream emptied into a creek. He secured the services of another negro to aid him in rescuing the mule.
In their efforts to extricate the mule, the animal in plunging knocked Stevens into the creek, which at that place was about ten feet deep. The negro could not swim and was drowned. The body of the negro was not recovered until Sunday morning.
November 25, 1910
Two Deaths in County During The Past Week
Last Saturday Mr. Robert Berry, well known throughout the county, died at his home near Cooperville, after weeks of suffering from fever. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dewell conducting the services. He is survived by his wife, father, mother and several sisters to whom the sympathy of the community is extended.
Tuesday Mr. W. F. Stanley died at his home in the county, leaving a wife and four children, besides mother and sister. He was buried at Mt. Pleasant church Wednesday afternoon, many being present to pay the last tribute of respect and offer sympathy and assistance to the bereaved family.
Mr. C. W. Digby Died at Brown's Crossing
Mr. C. W. Digby, aged 73 years, died at Brown's Crossing Wednesday afternoon after a long illness. Mr. Digby served in the Confederate army and was well known here and in his section. He is survived by his wife, three sons, F. M. Digby, of Atlanta, John Digby of Macon, and L. M. Digby of this county, als two daughters, Mrs. Lason, of Putnam county, and Miss Annie Digby, of this county.
The funeral occurs Thursday. The sympathy of the community is extended to the family.
November 27, 1910
The Augusta Chronicle.
Milledgeville, Ga, Special to TheChronicle, Nov. 26 - An event of most social interest Thanksgiving Day was the marriage ofMiss Fannie Bayne Buck, of this city, to Prof. R. L. Burch, of Pinehurst, occurring at the suburban home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Buck, Rev. Culpepper of Macon, officiating.
A delightful Thanksgiving outing to Macon was enjoyed by a local party composed of Mr. and Mrs R. N. Wooten, Mrs. W.D. Stembridge, Misses Abner Strozier, Florence Barnett and Estelle Bozeman and Mr. J.C. Cooper.
Mrs. Julius A. Horne, regent of the local chapter D.A.R. and Mrs.Geo. W. Perkins, secretary attended the unveiling of the Oglethorpe monument in Savannah the past week.
Miss Mary Reynolds of Atlanta, is visiting her parents President and Mrs. Wm. E. Reynolds of the G.M.C. this week.
Miss Ruth Marks of Augusta, Miss Briggs of Athens, and Miss Brandon of Thomasville are guests of Miss Hattie Pottle this week.
Mrs. A. A. Bivins, one of the best known of elderly ladies of this city, leaves Thursday for a visit to her son. Mr. W. L. Bivins in Litchfield, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller S. Bell attended the annual conference of the Methodist Church in Athens last week, returning home Monday night.
Miss Addie Caraker who is attending school at Gainesville is home for Thanksgiving, visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Caraker.
Friends throughout the state will regret to learn that Miss Bessie Ennis, secretary to the president of the G.M college, is ill with pneumonia.
Prof. and Mrs. Eben N. Reynolds, of Monticello, are visiting parents President and Mrs. Wm. E. Reynolds of the Georgia Military College.
Mr. Thos. H. Wright, of Portsmouth Va., has returned home after a visit to his daughter Mrs. R. W. Hatcher here.
Miss Lizzie Sanford is back home after a visit to relatives in Greene County.
NEW BUILDING FOR GEORGIA NORMAL. Building,
When Completed ,Will Cost $35,000. NEW CHURCH ALSO
So Many People Ride in Hacks in Milledgeville That The Prices Are To Be Raised On Wednesday
Special To the Chronicle
Milledgeville, Ga. Nov. 26 - The board of directors of Georgia Normal and Industrial College met here Wednesday and went over in detail the plans for the new building of the institution. The structure will cost $35,000 and building will start directly after Christmas.
Those present were Chairman T.E. Atkinson, Congressman Dudley M. Hughes, Col. James M. Dupree, Hon. W. H. Davis, Mayor Miller S. Bell and Dr. E. A. Tigner.They expressed themselves as being highly pleased with the progress of the college, and Congressman Hughes, who was forming a member of the board, was especially surprised and delighted at the advancement.
After the session was over, the directors were entertained at dinner by President M. M. Parks, of the college.
New Methodist Church
The main construction work on the new Methodist church has been completed and the last bricks have been laid. The roof is yet to be put on and much of the stone work remains unfinished and the interior will now receive attention. The church will be completed as rapidly as possible, and it will be one of the finest in the state.
Rev. E. F. Dempsey, the new appointed pastor of the Milledgeville church will arrive here next week. and Rev. S. P. Wiggins who has been here for the past year preaches his last sermon tomorrow before going to take charge of the First Methodist Church in Atlanta.
November 28, 1910
Well-Known Young Man Shot and Killed Near Milledgeville
Milledgeville, Ga. November 27 - (Special) Elijah Simmons, a young white man, about 21 years of age, living four miles east of this city, was shot four times this morning about 1 o'clock by a negro named Buckner and almost instantly killed.
Young Simmons had gone to the negro's house for the purpose of protecting his brother in some way and the negro turned fire on him.
Buckner is at large, but it is though the sheriff has a clue to his whereabouts.
Simmons is a native of Baldwin county and has two brothers in Milledgeville.
November 30, 1910
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Five men were recently examined for rural carriers at Milledgeville. They were R. W. Tanner, H. H. Tanner, Newt Pugh, J. A. Binford and J. R. McCullar. There is a vacancy to be filled at once, and as soon as the examination papers returned and the standing of contestants known the appointment will probably be made.
December 13, 1910
CONVICT KILLED IN FEW DAYS OF RELEASE. Will Hutchens Killed Hansel Crooms. Both in Gang From Baldwin County
Hansel Crooms, a convict in the county gang was struck in the head with an axe in the hands of a fellow convict, Will Hutchins, last Tuesday afternoon, and died Wednesday morning.
Crooms and Hutchens were both Baldwin county negroes and were serving sentences for misdemeanors on the gang. Crooms has almost completed his sentence, and, had be not been killed, would have been given his freedom last Saturday,
Crooms was water carrier for the convicts who were at work on the county roads. Tuesday afternoon he carried water to Hutchens and in a jocular way told him to drink fast, and get through. The latter retaliated in an angry manner, and the words thus commenced ended by Hutchens picking up a club axe and striking Crooms a terrific blow on the head. Crooms linger until Wednesday morning when he died.
Coroner Caraker was notified and an inquest. The jury returned a verdict that the killing was murder, and a warrant was taken out against Hutchens charging him with this offense, and he was turned over to Sheriff Terry and is now in the county jail, where he will remain until the session of the Superior Court in January when he will be tried for murder.
December 16, 1910
NEGRO IS KILLED BY UNKNOWN MEN. Wesley Killings Shot Tuesday Night In Midway, But Coroner's Jury Fails Placing Blame.
Tuesday night Wesley Killings, a well known negro living in that section of Midway known as Harrisburg, was shot and killed by unknown men. The bullet penetratred the negro's chest, causing death almost instantly. From various reports it is gathered that Killings had occasioned some trouble earlier in the afternoon and from statements of negroes in the vicinity it was learned that he went out to stop a party of young white men from talking in the roadway near his home when some argument ensued and directly a shot was fired with the results given.
Coroner Thos. H. Caraker empanelled a jury and held an inquest Wednesday, but no developments were reached as it was impossible to place the blame from the evidence procured and the jury rendered a verdict that Killings came to his death from gunshot wounds at the hands of unknown parties.
December 30, 1910
At the home of the bride's parents at Stevens Pottery Sunday morning, December 25, 1910, Miss Mary Elizabeth Davis was married to Ivey Dugan Gladin, Rev. B. P. Searcy officiating. A bountiful dinner followed the beautiful ceremony. The happy couple will make Dublin their future home. The News joins a host of friends in wishing them all success and happiness through life's journey.
January 3, 1911
Miss Mildred Pierce, of Cooperville and Mr. John P. Davis, of Macon, were united in Marriage Sunday afternoon, at the home of Judge W. P. Brown. The ceremony was performed by Judge Brown. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Davis left for a visit to Florida.
January 16, 1911
The Macon Daily Telegraph
OLD VIOLIN RECALLS CASE OF GRATITUDE. Warren Edwards of Milledgeville Tells Story of How
He Secured a Priceless Treasure.
Warren Edwards, of Milledgeville, was in Macon yesterday. His eye fell upon an old Cremona violin in Frank Powers show window.
"That reminds me," he said, "of a case of gratitude. Some 20 years ago there came to Milledgeville a couple of strolling musicians, the old man playing the harp and the young man the violin. They were foreigners and travel-stained, and nobody care to take them into their houses for the night. The weather was cold and rainy, and when I heard of their situation I offered them shelter. I gave them the kitchen with plenty of wood, and there they spent the night in comfort.
"They went away the next day expressing thanks for what I had done for them, and then I forgot all about the circumstance. Some months after the man who played on the harp came to Milledgeville, but he was alone. He hunted me up, and then told me of his misfortune. The exposure to the weather had been too much for the young man, who had not been long from his sunny Italy, and after leaving me, and while on their way through the country trying to make a few pennies by playing their music, the boy was taken with pneumonia and died in Washington, Wilkes county. Before he died he told his old companion to bring me his violin. It was his only earthly possession, and therefore the only thing he could give me in return for giving shelter that miserable cold night to two utter strangers who were penniless. The old man had tramped back to Milledgeville to carry out the dying wish of his young companion.
"There are so few instances of gratitude, that I value that violin highly, and while it may not be as valuable as that Cremona in the widow, no amount of money can buy it from me."
January 26, 1911
Death of Miss Annie Ethridge
Macon, Ga., January 25. Miss Annie Pearl Ethridge died last night late at the Macon hospital. She was 18 years of age, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ethridge. She is survived by four brothers and four sisters, besides her parents. The remains were sent to Stevens Pottery this afternoon, where the funeral and interment occurred.
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 and interment.
February 10, 1911
Obie H. Robinson, aged 26 years, died at Stevens Pottery Tuesday after a lingering illness. Mr. Robinson was the step-son of Mr. Ira C. West and was well known here. He had been in failing health for some time and the end was not a surprise to those intimate with his condition.
Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife. The furneral occurred at Cooperville cemetery Wednesday afternoon, Rev. B. P. Searcy officiating.
March 20, 1911
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Thomas 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.
April 6, 1911
The Macon Daily Telegraph
OVERDOSE OF MORPHINE KILLS MRS. W. T. CONN
Prominent Milledgeville Lady is Alleged Victim of Tampa Physican's Attempt to Relieve Violent Headache.
Milledgeville, Ga, April 5 -Mrs. W. T. Conn, Jr., died suddenly last night in Tampa, Fla., from an overdose of morphine, it is alleged, administered by a physician to relieve a nervous headache. She and her husband were on a visit to relatives in Tampa, Mrs. Conn's former home.
Her remains will be brought to Milledgeville for burial.
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Capt. H. K. Byington, formerly of this city, died yesterday at 1 o'clock at his home at Whiteside, Ga., after a few days illness. Captain Byington was 78 years of age, and is survived by four sons and one daughter, namely: W. C. Byington, of Mississippi; C. G. and H. A. Byington, of Macon, and Gus Byington, of Florida; Mrs. Tim Bloodworth, of Milledgeville
In the death of Captain Byington a large circle of relatives and friends has sustained a severe loss as he was regarded by all who knew him as one of Georgia's noblest and best citizens. A devoted husband, kind father and unselfish friend, is the eulogy paid to him by those who knew him best.
The remains will be carried to Coopersville, Ga., this morning at 11:40, by the way of the Central of Georgia, where the furneral will take place at Camp Creek Church, Mr. J. T. Heard officiating..
May 2, 1911
Capt. H. K. Byington died at his home in Bibb county, Friday, April 28th. His remains were buried at Camp Creek cemetery in this county Saturday, Rev. Mr. Greene officiating. He was the father of Mrs. J. T. Bloodworth, and grandfather of Mrs. Byron Ivey and Fleming Bateman, of this county. He rendered valiant service in the Confederate army, during the civil war. Mrs. Bloodworth was with her father when he died.
May 14, 1911
The Columbus Ledger
Death of a Beloved Lady. Mrs. M. M. Minter Breathes Her Last Friday Night After An Illness of About Six Weeks -Remains Carried To Baldwin County.
Mrs. M. M. Minter, beloved wife of Mr. M. M. Minter, superintendent of the Southern Brick and Terra Cotta Company, breathed her last Friday night, at 10 o'clock, at the family residence, near Muscogee Junction, after an illness of about six weeks from complications brought on by an attack of measles, with which she had previously suffered.
Mrs. Minter was 39 years of age and moved to Columbus about the first of January. She was a devout member of Camp Clark (Creek) Primitive Baptist church and a Christian lady in every sense. She was greatly esteemed and beloved by a very large coterie of friends, among whom her death will cause genuine sorrow.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Minter is survived by nine children, as follows: Misses Vivian, Mildred, Martha, Anna and Dorothy Minter. Mesers. Millard, James, Gibson and Thomas Minter; three sisters, Mrs. Smith of Dublin, Ga., Mrs. Hatfield of McIntyre, Ga., and Mrs. Council, of Dodge County; also one brother Mr. W. E. Gibson, of this city.
The remains were taken yesterday to Baldwin county, where the funeral and interment will be held today at Camp Creek church, near Stevens' Pottery, Ga.
March 21, 1911
A NEGRO SHOOTING SUNDAY AFTERNOON. Abe Wise Shot and Killed Phillip Lamar in Eastern Part of the County.
Abe Wise shot and killed Philip Lamar Sunday afternoon, on the Shinholser place in East Baldwin.
Wise and Eugene Steel were discussing the question as to which one of them could raise the largest amount of money, when Lamar broke into the argument with the remark that stee could get as much money as Wise. This angered the latter, sho cursed Lamar. Lamar repeated the statement and Wise caught him in the lapel of the coat. Lamar told him to turn him lose, and tried to pull away. Wise pulled his pistol and shot Lamar five times, the wounds causing death.
Wise then made his escape and Sheriff Terry, who went to the scene of the killing failed to locate him.
(Note: Was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment in Nov. term of court 1911.)
May 2, 1911
A NEGRO KILLED IN NORTH-WEST BALDWIN. After Being Wounded Lew Humphrey shot Joe Stephens in the Head.
Lewis Humphreys shot and killed Joe Stephens last Friday night on Mrs. J. D. Myrick's plantation in the northwestern part of the county.
The killing occurred at a gathering of negroes. Before firing the fatal shot Humphreys was shot by Stephens, in the side, but was not dangerously wounded. The bullet from Humphreys pistol struck Stephens in the forehead, producing almost instant death.
Stephens reports say, was a bad negro, and had been in trouble before.
May 5, 1911
The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Woodall, formerly of Milledgeville, but now Columbus, last Friday morning and took away their little Baby Dell from them. She was suffering from measles and though everything that loving hands and best medical attention could do was resorted to she passed away. She was the flower of earth to the family and at the time of her death was five years and six months old. The funeral was held at Riverside cemetery in Columbus and to the sorrowing parents a host of friends here in Milledgeville and in Columbus extend heart felt sympathy.
May 5, 1911
The announcement is made by Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Dumas of their daughter, Florrie Estelle, to Mr. Morgan Huffman, of Dublin, the wedding to take place May 10, next at 7:30 o'clock in the evening at the home of the bride's parents on North Wayne street.
The many friends of the young couple jointly extending them best wishes in advance for a long and happy life.
May 26, 1911
Last Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Massey in South Baldwin, Miss Marie Winn and Mr. Gray Lockhart were quietly married by Rev. Mr. Farmer.
Miss Winn is well known here and over the county and for the past term taught school in the neighborhood. Mr. Lockhart was formerly located in this city, but is now farming. Friends of the young couple wish them all success and happiness.
Mr. James Sanders died at his home in East Baldwin May 1st. He was a member of the company of Capt. W. T. Conn in the Confederate army, and was a brave soldier. He attended the memorial exercises in the city the 26th of April, and was present at a meeting of Camp Doles in the morning of that date. He will be missed from the ranks of the old Veterans.
June 4, 1911
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Milledgeville. A pretty June wedding was that of Miss Mary Roberta Jarratt to Bulow M. Campbell, of Bainbridge. The wedding took place a the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Roxie Jarratt, on the hill, Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. The house was beautifully decorated in white and pink hydrangea and beautifully lighted with tapers in silver candlesticks. The bride was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Roxie Jarratt who gave her away. Mrs. Will T. Hines, matron of honor, and Miss Annie McComb, maid of honor, were gowned in dresses of soft blue material. The bride was pretty and petite in a gown of of white material elaborately trimmed in lace. She stood in front of a beautifully improvised altar of white hydrangea, where she was joined by the groom and his best man, Will T. Hines.
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell left for Florida and will also visit the groom's parents at Bainbridge, after which they will be at home to their friends in Cuthbert.
The bride, one of Milledgeville's sweetest and prettiest young women, was the recipient of numerous handsome presents at the wedding.
June 13, 1911
Macon Weekly Telegraph
ELOPERS ARRESTED, BUT HEY CONTINUE TO LOVE. Police Await Arrival of Train From Milledgeville and a Four-Year Dream of Bliss is Rudely Shattered.
Two Macon policemen yesterday played havoc with the plans of Dan Cupid, for when they arrested Dan Collins and Lucy Howard, one a negro man of more than 25 and the other a yellow damsel just turning into 16 summers they stopped an elopement. Dan and Lucy are now making love to each other behind steel bars and in separate cells at the police barracks, and this morning an officer from Milledgeville will carry the would-be bride back to her mother in the one-time capital city of Georgia.
Dan and Lucy's love affairs it seems had run along for nigh on to four years, and the only thing that stood in the way of completing their happiness was strenuous objection of Lucy's mother. She had told Dan that the girl was too young and had also told him to wait awhile.
While sitting on the front plaza of Lucy's home Sunday night, while the mother prayed in the amen corner of a Milledgeville church, the prospective bride and groom decided that they had waited just about long enough and made things up to beat it to Macon on the first train and have the knot tied. The first train pulled out from the Milledgeville depot early yesterday morning, and the young couple made the fatal mistake of standing on the rear platform. Mother was on her way to gather the week's washing, it seems, and unluckily for her daughter and prospective son-in-law, passed by the depot just as the train pulled slowly away.
The telegraph wires were put in action and when the couple stepped from the Central train yesterday morning, there stood two big "cops" and right then their dreams of four long years faded away.
Lucy declares that she loves Dan better now than ever and a Macon justice of the peace may yet perform the marriage ceremony that the Macon "coppers" interfered with.
June 13, 1911
Miss Edith Miller and Mr. Charles Gibson were united in marriage Monday afternoon, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Miller, Rev. D. W. Brannen officiating.
The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miller, and is an attractive young lady. Mr. Gibson is well known in the city, and is receiving the congraulations of his friends.
June 13, 1911
Mrs. Eb Hester died at her home in the northern part of the County, near Rock Spring School house, Wednesday, May 31st. She was a good woman, and has gone to her reward, after a long life. Her funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Little the following Sunday.
June 20, 1911
Miss Mamie Cormanni of the county and Col. A. P. Wood, of Fitzpatrick, were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon at the East Macon Baptist church.
The marriage was witnessed by only a few relatives and friends among whom were Mr. G. B. Cormanni, Miss Frances Bigham and Miss Sarah Gilman, of the county.
The bride is an attractive young woman, and posses many traits of character which have won for her the love and esteem of all who know her.
Col. Wood is a rising attorney, and stands well in the community in which he resides.
July 4, 1911
Mr. D. C. Bowdoin and Miss Laura Maybelle Hubbard were united in marriage, June 29th, Judge W. H. Stembridge officiating. There was a tinge of romance about this marriage, owing to the fact that this was the second time they had been made man and wife. They were married several years ago, and later esparated and Secured a divorce.
July 14, 1911
L. H. (W.H.) O'NEAL SHOT BY CONVICT GUARD. Prisoner From Laurens County Instantly Killed While Trying to Make Escape From Prison Farm.
Tuesday afternoon L. H. (W.H.) O'Neal, a white prisoner at the state prison farm, was shot and instantly killed by a guard while attempting to escape. O'Neal was warned to halt and one shot was fired at random to frighten him, but he kept on going when the second shot stopped him. The bullet entered just below the left shoulder from the rear, penetrated his heart and killed him isntatly. The tragedy occurred about 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
O'Neal was 57 years of age and was sent up for three years from Laurens county for stabbing his wife and had been here for a year. No blame is officially attched to the guard for his action in carrying out his trust.
(Note: the guard was C. R. Jenkins)
Julia Humphries. This lovely child of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Humphries
fell asleep on July 3, 1911, after a brief illness.
Little Mary Julia was a most winsome and lovable child from her earliest years. Though a sufferer from rheumatism for several years........
The little body was laid away in the family burying plot, admid the sympathizing tears of neighbors and friends, Rev. D. W. Brannen conducting the exercises, assisted by Rev. B. P. Searcy.
August 15, 1911
NEGRO SHOT ANOTHER SUNDAY AFTERNOON. Charles Collins Kills Anderson Fraley at St. Mary's Church in East Baldwin.
Anderson Fraley was shot and killed by Charlie Collins, at St. Mary's Church, near the line of Hancock and Baldwin Counties last Sunday afternoon.
Fraley and a relative of Collins were fussing and the latter joined in. The interference of Collins resulted in shooting and killing Fraley.
Sheriff Terry was notified and he and Coroner Caraker went to the scene of the killing early Monday morning. A Jury was summoned and an inquest held.
Collins had made his escape and and was not arrested.
See November 3, 1911
August 15, 1911
Mrs. Rachel Trapp died in Jones county last Friday afternoon, and her remains wre buried in the cemetery at Hopewell church in this county, Saturday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. Mr. Hawks officiating.
Mrs. Trapp was a Miss Harrington before her marriage to Mr. Trapp and was a native of the county. She was eighty-seven years of age, and is survived by a large circle of relatives.
Mrs. Trapp joined the Methodist church at Hopewell in 1879, and was a good christian woman.
September 1, 1911
George Key Fearfully Cut up by Joe Henry Clements at Sanitarium last Monday
In one of the most gruesome affairs imaginable George Key, a negro employe at the sanitarium was slashed to death by Joe Henry Clements, a negro cook at the negro building of the instiution. It seems that Key and Clements quarreled over a hat, one claiming the other had stolen the head piece and the clenched in a fight in which Key is reported to have worsted Clements.
It was at this juncture that Clements fled for the kichen where his work was done and seizing a butcher knife he attacked Key, cutting a frightful gash about six inches long, cuting the liver in half, then inflicting several fearful scalp wounds from which the negro later died. Clements fled and was not captured during the day. The affray was one of the first in many years to occur at the sanitarium, but caused no unusual disorder as the discipline and system of the institution was so well maintained until one would have ordinarily guessed nothing bad occurred.
September 5, 1911
FATHER SURRENDERS SON TO SHERIFF TERRY. George Key is Cut to Death by Henry Clements, at the State Sanitarium.
Geo. Key and Joe Henry Clements, two negroes employed at the Georia State Sanitarium, had a fight, Monday 28th which resulted in Key being so severely cut with a knife in the hands of Clements that he died the following day.
The fight between the men was caused by one accusing the other of stealing his hat. Words soon led to blows, and in the fith which followed Key got the better of Clements. Clements, who was a cook at the building for the negroes, rushed to the kitchen and secured a butcher knife, and used it with deadly effect upon his adversary. Key died Tuesday, about noon.
The two negroes were cousins, and had been raised together.
After cutting Key, Clements made his escape, but Sheriff Terry, with his usual alertness, was quickly on his trail. He saw the father of the negro, who promised to surrender his son. Saturday afternoon the elder Clements brought his boy to the city and turned him over to the officer, who placed him in the county jail.
The Columbus Enquirer- Sun
DR. MOORE DIED SATURDAY NIGHT. Remains Will Be Taken to Milledgeville Today for Interment.
Dr. T. B. Moore died at his home, No. 825 Second avenue, at 10:30 o'clock last night, of paralysis, after an illness of about two year. He was an old Confederate veteran and a member of Camp Benning. Dr. Moore was 66 years of age, and is survived by his wife. He also leaves several nephews residing in Milledgeville, to which place his remains will be taken today for interment. Dr. Moore was a consistent member of St. Luke Methodist church of this city, and had many friends here who deeply regret his death. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 10 o'clock this morning, and will be conducted by Rev. Dr. L. R. Christie.
September 19, 1911
ANOTHER NEGRO KILLED IN COUNTY. Theodore Meminger Was Shot at Morgan's Chapel Near City Sunday Afternoon
Thedore Meminger, a young negro, was shot and killed Sunday afternoon at Morgan's Chapel north of this city.
The killing was reported to Coroner Caraker and he commenced an investigation. He, however, has not yet secured enough evidence to fasten the guilty on anyone.
It is currently reported that Meminger was shot and killed by Crowley Thomas.
September 26, 1911
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Brooks announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Lee, to Mr. Charles J. Hunt, of Washignton, D. C., the marriage to take place this winter.
September 26, 1911
~excerpt~ Last Thursday night at the home of Captain T. H. DeSaussure, one of the most brilliam weddings of recent years was solemized. The contracting parties were Miss Millicent DeSaussure and Dr. William Baker Furman, of Edisto Island, S. C...
The happy pair were united by Rev. D. W. Brannen. Miss Leila Lamar charming rendered Lohengrin's wedding march...
The bride is the oldest daughter of Captain T. H. DeSaussure, the Engineer of the State anitarium.....The groom is a well known physician from lower South Carolina.
September 26, 1911
ROBINSON-MYRICK. The announcement of the approaching marriage of Miss Lena Russell Robison, of Sandersville, and Mr. James D. Myrick was heard with great interest in this city and county.
Mr. Myrick is the eldest son of Mrs. James D. Myrick, of this city, and has many friends and acquaintances here who will join in congratulations.
The marriage will take place in November.
October 3, 1911
Macon Weekly Telegraph
W. H. Burkett, aged 50 years and for many years a resident of Macon, died at his home, 419 Duncan avenue, yesterday afternoon at 12:15 o'clock, from paralysis.
He was connected with the Mansfield dray line and had hundreds of friends in this city. His widow survives.
The body will be taken to Milledgeville this morning at 8 o'clock, over the Georgia road, and the funeral and interment will be held this afternoon.
October 15, 1911
The Augusta Chronicle
NEW ICE PLANT. Modern Equipment of Fifty Ton Capacity for Milledgeville. Milledgeville, Ga., Oct 14, Special
A long needed laundry and a modern ice plant of 50 tons capacity is now a certainty for Milledgeville. Application has been filed for a charter for the new concern which is capitalized at $30,000 and construction of the new building will begin within the next few weeks. The present ice plant in Milledgeville has been wholly inadequate to supply the local demands to say nothing of the outside trade and the new company proposes to meet all demands The city has heretofore been without a laundry.
The incorporators of the new company are: T. L. McComb, Julius A. Horne, W. L. Ritchie, Adolph Joseph, W. T. Hines, Mrs. H. T. Baisden, Mrs. Edward R. Lawrence, J. W. Daniels, W.S. Myrick, A. L. Ellison, M.A. McCraw, J. C. Cooper, H. D. Allen, Joseph E. Pottle, J. C. McAuliffe, A. M. McKinley, Jr., J. M. Burke, Manle (?) B. Jones, F. W. Hendrickson and John T. Allen
Macon Daily Telegraph
Sandy Parks, One of Macon's Oldest Negro Citizens, Dies at Age of 106.
There was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery yesterday one of Macon's oldest negro citizens, who died Sunday night at his home on Cotton avenue, at the ripe old age of 106 years.
This was Sandy Parks,who had served in the Mexican war as a drummer, and in the same capacity for the Baldwin Blues when that company went to the front to do battle for the Confederacy, and served later as a duly enlisted soldier in the Federal army.
It was when Sandy was captured near Petersburg that he took the oath of allegiance to the United States government and became one of the enemy. He remained in the arm until the close of the war, and has been receiving a pension for his services ever since. He was well known in Milledgeville and in Macon.
When Sandy was wearing the blue uniform of the Federal soldier, his son, William, went to Virginia, with his young master, Wm. A. Williams, now living in Cartersville, as a body servant, and it is said never was there a more loyal servant. For all he knows, William may have confronted his father in battle, for the son never left his master's side, in camp or in battle. Master and servant were about the same age, and the devotion of one to the other is as strong now as in the old days. William lives in Muscogee, Okla., and his old master has long been a resident of Cartersvillle, and they often hear from one another.
William Parks, the son heard of the approaching death of his father and reached Macon a few days ago. He has all the necessary documents to prove the great age of his father, the date of his departure from Milledgeville for the Mexican war, the date of leaving with the Baldwin Blues, the date of his capture and enlistment in the Federal army and his age at the time, much of the data being necessary before the pension was allowed.
There have been instances of father and son fighting in opposing armies, but it was among white people. This is probably the only case among negroes.
The Washington Post
TWO VETERANS PASS AWAY
Both Were Members of Famous Band of Mosby's Rangers.
John Thomas Bivins and Andrew J. Hobson Dead - Former was Chief Clerk of Internal Revenue Bureau
Two former members of the famous band of Mosby Rangers, which terrorized the outposts of the Union army during the civil war, died in their homes in Washington in the last two days. John Thomas Bivins, 65 years old, chief clerk of the internal revenue bureau, and Andrew J. Hobson, 67 years old, are the latest members of this band of Confederate soldiers to pass away.
Mr. Bivins died Tuesday afternoon at his home, 912 Kenyon street northwest. He was born in Milledgeville, Ga., and enlisted as a telegrapher at the beginning of the civil war. In the last years of the war he was transferred to Mosby's Rangers, and participated in many of the attacks of the guerrillas. At the close of the war he came to Washington and was a reporter for the National Republican. He was later manager of Albaugh's Theater, now Chase's. He was appointed clerk in the Treasury Department in May, 1877.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Robert Bivins, of Albany, N.Y., an inspector in the internal revenue service' one daughter, Mrs. LeRoy Taylor, of New York; his mother, who lives in Milledgeville, Ga., and a brother, William Bivins, of Savannah, Ga.
Note: John Thomas Bivins was the son of Ann A. Prestwood Bivins and William R. Bivins.
The strong arms of the law reached out amd encircling gloom Wednesday night and gather in Charles Collins, fugitive from justice, who killed Anderson Fraley at a church frolic last august and made good his escape. Both were negroes.
Collins now reposes peacefully, so far as the world may know, in a cell at the jail, and the guardians of people and property will pass upon his right to do the killing at the next term of court, which convenes Monday week.
November 25, 1911
Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs. Mary E. Hunnicutt, aged 64 years and for many years a resident of Macon, died at her home, 217 Clinton street, East Macon, yesterday afternoon at 6 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks.
Mrs. Hunnicutt was the widow of the late Seth Hunnicutt, of Baldwin county, and was a devoted member of the Christian church. She leaves four sons, W. T. Hunnicutt, of Columbus; J. W., L. H. and E. R. Hunnicutt, of Macon, and two daughters, Mrs. H. E. Davis and Mrs. Z. A. Brookins, of Macon.
The funeral will be held at the residence this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Rev. J. D. Reynolds, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating, and the body will be laid to rest in Fort Hill cemetery.
November 27, 1911
Miss Eva Medlin and Mr. Thomas Grimes were united in marriage, Wednesday, Nov. 15th.
The marriage of these young people was performed by Judge J. P. Park, at the Court House. They came to the city with the expectation of being married by Judge W. H. Stembridge, but when they reached the court house, he was a dinner. Clerk of Court Cooper learning of the presence of the couple at the court huose, went to Judge Park and secured his consent to perform the ceremony. The Judge in a most impressive manner made them man and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Grimes have many friens who join in wishing them unalloyed happiness.
November 27, 1911
Mr. Henry Coats died at the home of his mother, Mrs. N. L. Coats, Saturday night, after a long illness.
The funeral services were held Monday morning, Rev. J. F. Singleton, officiating. The remains were buried in the city cemetery.
December 10, 1911
FIGHT ABOUT DOG RESULTS IN DUEL
Tom Pugh Fatally Shoots E. M. Osborn at Milledgeville. Running Fight Occurs in Business District and Is Witnessed by Throngs of People. Pugh's Son, Newt, Also Takes Part in Fray.
Milledgeville, Gs. (Special) In a street duel here today at 3:30 o'clock, M. Osburn was shot through the lungs and fatally wounded by Tom Pugh and his son Newt. The cause of the trouble is said to be a dispute about a dog.
The shooting took place in the open street, in the business section, crowded with people. It was a running duel, all three shooting. It caused great excitement and much fear for the lives of the bystanders.
Luckily, no person except Osburn was hit. A horse hitched to a dray was shot through the body.
The wounded man ran into Horne Andrew's store, where medical attention was given.
Tom Pugh and his son gave bond both to the city and sheriff.
All parties live in the eastern part of the county, and are neighbors. Mr. Pugh is a prominent planter, and is a well known raiser and owner of fine horses in this section. He keeps up a race track on his farm about 6 miles from Milledgeville, where many fast horses have been trained.
This shoots coming, as it did, late Saturday afternoon, when the streets were crowed, was witnessed by large throngs. Business was suspended for half an hour, and great apprehension was felt that trouble might crop out some place else in the excited mob that gathered. Everything is now quiet.
Mr. H. H. Patterson died at his home in the southwestern portion of the county last, Monday morning. The funeral services were held Tuesday and the remains interred in the Noel (Neal?) burying grounds.
Mr. Patterson was a Confederate veteran and rendered the South land valient service during the civil war. Since then he has been a prosperous farmer. He is survived by Mrs. Patterson who has the deepest sympathy of her friends.
January 23, 1912
Mr. John Napier met a tragic death at his plantation in the north-western part of the county last Thursday.
Mr. Napier while riding horseback attempted to cross a gully, and the horse he was riding slipped throwing Mr. Napier against the bank breaking his neck.
Mr. Napier went to the home of Mr. John Stiles Thursday morning, and left there about eleven o'clock to return to his home. The was the last seen of him alive. about nine o'clock Friday morning two negro boys found him in the gully dead. Near him was his horse, the animal not having been able to get out of the gully. It was evident that Mr. Napier had been dead for several hours as his clothing had been drenched by a rain, which had fallen the night before, and were covering with mud. He was in a half mile of his home when the accident occurred.
Mr. Napier was a son of the late Mr. Skelton Napier, a successful planter of Putnam county. He is survived by his wife and three children, his mother, a sister and brother.
January 25, 1912
Milledgeville, Jan. 24. The local order of Red men held their regular, semi-annual meeting here Tuesday night and elected officers as follows: J. C. McAuliffe, prophet; O. L. Tanner, sachen; A. J. Skinner, senior sagamore; Eddie Walls,junior sagamore; C. L. Morris, chief of records; David T. Butts, keeper of wampum; E. A. Butts, collector of wampum; W. A. N. Bass, guard wigwam; C. B. Sullivan, guard of forest.
Mr. Thos. J. Digby died at his home near Brown's crossing last Saturday, after a long illness with dropsy.
The funeral services were held Sunday at Mount Pleasant church, Rev. S. H. Dimon officiating. A large number of neighbors and friends were present to pay tribute to the memory of the deceased. The remains were interred in the family burying grounds by the side of those of Mrs. Digby, who died about fifteen years ago.
Mr. Digby was a native of Baldwin county and was about seventy-four years of age. He was a member of Capt. W. T. Conn's company during the war between the states and was a brave and true soldier. He was loyal and true to the cause for which he fought.
He is survived by five daughters and wo sons. They have the sympathy of friends and acquaintances.
Mr. Mansfield Hubbard, one of Baldwin county's oldest citizen's died at his home at Midway the 17th inst., after an illness of only a few days.
His remains were buried the following day, at Snow Hill Cemetery, in Wilkinson county.
Mr. Hubbard was a native of Baldwin, and his long life was spent on his farm between this city and Stevens Pottery, with the exception of only a few years. Mr. Hubbard enlisted under the Confederate flag, soon after the war between the States commenced and served during the four years. His record was one of bravery and devotion to the just cause.
He was an industrious, quiet citizen, and was eighty-two years old at the time of his death.
He is survived by his aged wife, and several sons and daughters.
February 27, 1912
Henry Taylor, a negro, is in jail charged with murder.
Taylor shot and killed Charlie Bonner, another negro, last Wednesday on the place of Mr.D. P. Myrick, near Meriwether. The negroes were engaged in a row, which resulted in Taylor pulling a pistol and shooting Bonner, death following in a short time.
Taylor endeavored to make his escape from the scene of the tragedy, but was pursued by a number of negroes, headed by Charlie Huff, and he was finally captured. He was brought back to the scene of the killing and turned over to Mr. Ben Harper, who placed him under charge of Constable Frank Watson, who at once brought him to the city, and sheriff Terry took him in charge and placed him in jail. He will be tried on the charge of murder at the July term of the superior court.
(Taylor was found killed and sentenced to be hanged Sept. 27. An appeal in November Term of the Georgia Supreme court sustained the sentence and he was resenced to hang January 30, 1913. In January Gov. Brown commuted the death sentence to life imprisonment.)
March 17, 1912
3 SAILORS IN DISTRESS ON THE OCONEE RIVER
Milledgeville, Ga, March 16 (Special) The Oconee river here has risen thirty-three feet and is still rising, though slowly. Two trestles on the Milledgeville railroad, leading to the Oconee River Mills have been washed out and the 200 yards of embankment placed by the city through the lowlands on the city side of the iron bridge over the river has been washed away. Great alarm is felt in this locality, but many think the water has reached its crest.
News has just reached here that three men - Ed Folds, Seward Edwards and S. C. Harris-who were aboard a boat, loaded with lumber headed for Milledgeville, are in distress about two miles below the city. Men in bateaus have been sent by the city to their rescue. Their signals of distress were heard by C. B. Sullivan, who lives near the river where the boat is supposed to be stranded, and telephoned into the city.
It is known that this boat was due here yesterday and it was seen by parties to pass a point three miles below. The river is narrow and dangerous at this point, and owing to the rapid rise of water the boat was unable to make the trip and much anxiety is felt for its safety.
March 26, 1912
Hattie Lewis shot and killed her husband, Mack Lewis, last Sunday about twelve o'clocl,
The killing took place on Mr, J. W. Hooten's place in East Baldwin, and Mr. Hooten arrested the woman, brought her to this city and turned her over to Sheriff Terry, who placed her in jail.
Coroner Caraker was notified and went out Monday morning and held an inquest.
The shooting occurred at the home of the negroes, and there were no eye witnesses to the tragedy. The evidence gathered, however, showed that the killing was without provocatian, and the coroner's jury returned a verdict of murder.
The woman will be tried at the July term of court on the charge of murder.
(Found guilty of murder, sentenced 5 years in pentitenary.)
April 17, 1912
The Augusta Chronicle
Cotton Company Formed. Buyers and Exporters Firm Will Begin Business Next Season
Special to the Chronicle. Milledgeville, Ga., April 6
The Baldwin County Cotton Company has been formally launched here as cotton merchants and exporters. The organization was perfected last week by electing J. C. Bloodworth president, J. C. McAuliffe secretary and treasurer; and the following directors: E. P. Collins, Jno. G. Thomas, J. M. Patterson, most of whom are leading farmers of the county, though a few are businessmen of Milledgeville.
The company is capitalized at $10,000 and will begin business with the opening of the new cotton season. A new manager will be named later to direct the handling of cotton. Milledgeville is one of the largest cotton markets in the state and the company expects to do a good business here.
April 17, 1912
The Augusta Chronicle
JUDGE SANFORD CRITICALLY ILL
Special to the Chronicle. Milledgeville, Ga, April 6
Judge D. B. Sanford, president of Milledgeville Banking Company, one of the best known capitalist in middle Georgia, a captain in the Civil War and 'well known' throughout the state, is critically ill at his home here. He has been confined to his room for several weeks and his condition is gradually growing worse.
But little hopes are entertained for his recovery. He came to Milledgeville just after the war, being a native of Greene county, and he has exceeded in making a record, having served in the state Legislature, ordinary of the county, judge of the county court, and prominent in judicial circles.
August 13, 1912
Miss Hattie Ellen Talbert and Mr. J. C. Cooper were united in marriage last Wednesday morning at Brinson. The marriage was a beautiful church affair, and was witnessed by a large circle of friends.
The bride is a bright and cultured young lady, and is a member of one of South Georgia's most prominent families.
Mr. Cooper is Baldwin County's popular clerk of court, and is a young man who is held in esteem and confidence on account of his sterling character and manly worth.
Mr. and Mrs. Cooper arrived in the city Friday evening and received a cordial welcome. They were the recipients of many handsome presents.
August 13, 1912
Mrs. Iverson Harris Hall announces the engagement of her daughter, Sarah Powell, to Mr. Laurence Bright, of Pittsburg, Penn., the marriage to take place Wednesday, Sept. 18th.
Miss Hall is a talented and accomplished young lady and is the daughter of the late Dr. Harris Hall and a grand-daughter of Mrs. and the late Dr. W. H. Hall.
Mr. Bright is a prominent banker of Pittsburg.
April 20, 1912
The Augusta Chronicle
Mr. William G. McAdoo, the constructor of the Hudson river tunnel, is a Georgia boy. He was born at Milledgeville, but his family moved to Marietta when he was a lad. Mr. McAdoo was at one time stationed in this city, having had charge of the construction of the Aiken and Augusta trolley line, representing the contracting firm of Blair & Co. He comes from a race of people of big action, one of his ancestors having built the big suspension bridge over the Niagara river, below the falls. He is 47 years of age and just now in the heyday of his usefulness. There are some big enterprises in Georgia awaiting development, which we would like to see rise under his guidance.
April 22, 1912
The Augusta Chronicle
Timber Lands Sold. Milledgeville, Ga, April 21 (Special) A large land and timber deal has been consummated here, the property being located in the southern part of the county on the Oconee river. The property was owned by Messrs. Ennis and Joseph E. Pottle and was sold to W. B. Richardson, who, as part of the deal, sold the land to G. W. Hollinshead and the timber to A. H. Hostetter, of Mitchell, Ind. and B. F. Fuquay, of LaGrange, Ky. Messres Hostetter and Fuquay have been in the hardwood business for years and they will put in a large plant to handle and manufacture the timber.
May 10, 1912
MR. AUGUSTUS A. MORAN DIED AT AUGUSTA HOME. Funeral Held in Milledgeville Wednesday. Was a Former Citizen of This County.
The many friends of Mr. Augustus W. Moran will be grieved to learn of his death which occurred Tuesday morning at 7:05 o'clock, at the residence, 1424 Broad street, Augusta, Ga., at the age of 62 years.
The funeral service was conducted from the Broadway Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 6 o'clock. Rev. C. M. Verdell officiated. The body was shipped to Milledgeville Wednesday morning over the Georgia road for interment.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah E. Moran, three sons, Warren C., Otis A. and Frank H.. Moran, one daughter Hattie Moran.
The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: Messrs. Irvin Alexander, L. F. Goodrich, J. S. Davidson, John Vivian, John Simms, H. C. Bush and O. H. Musgrove.
Mr. Moran had been living in Augusta for 30 years, was a steward in the Broadway Methodist church and a perfect gentleman. He held a very prominent position at the Riverside Manufacturing Company, and the mill suspended work at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in respect to him.
Mr. Moran was formerly a citizen of Baldwin county and was related to the Moran's of this county.
May 28, 1912
Miss Emma Sanders died suddenly at her home in East Baldwin last Thursday afternoon. She was in the field chopping cotton when she suddenly fell, and died within a few seconds. Her death was supposed to be due to the bursting of a blood vessel.
Her remains were buried Saturday afternoon at Black Springs Cemetery, Rev. J. C. Little officiating.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. James Sanders.
May 30, 1912
Coca-Cola at Milledgeville. Milledgeville, Ga., May 29. (Special) The Macon Coca-Cola Company will establish a manufacturing plant in this city, the name of the enterprise to be the Milledgeville Coca-Cola Company.
G.M. Israel, of Macon, will be in charge of the plant here and expects to have it in operation by the 1st of June. Hubert F. Haley will be general manager. Bottled coca-cola will be manufactured and sold in this and surrounding territory.
June 16, 1912
The Macon Daily Telegraph
The most brilliant event of the week in Milledgeville was the marriage of Miss Elizabeth Case and W. L. Richie, which took place Wednesday afternoon at half past four o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. D. Case. The whole house was thrown open to the guests. Messrs. John Sibley, Charlie Brown, Russell Bone, and Arch McKinley were ushers. Miss Nettie Cone presided at the piano, and Miss Helen Maxwell sang beautiful love strains. The room where the ceremony was performed was artistic in its decorations of white roses, maidenhair ferns and candles. As Miss Nettie Cone rendered Lohengrin's "Wedding March" an aisle of tulle was formed by little Misses Winifred Fowler andOtella Flemister, through which the bridal party entered. Misses Lucia Conn and Leila Lamar, Miss Mamie Whitehead, maid of honor, the groom and his brother, H. M. Richie, the bride with her father, Dr. G. D. Case. At a beautiful improvised kneeling altar of white roses the bride was given to the groom, Dr. D. W. Brannen making them one with impressive ceremony. The bride wore a becoming tan traveling gown and carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley. Mrs. Jas Ingram, Mrs. Clarke Case, and Miss Helen Maxwell served punch. In cutting the bride's cake, Miss Floride Allen cut the ring, Miss Julia Conn, the dime. Mr. and Mrs. Richie left for Macon in an automobile amid showers of rice and good wishes.
June 25, 1912
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Smith died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Brake in Savannah last Sunday morning. Mrs. Smith had been in feeble health for some months, but death came to her suddenly and was a great shock to her loved ones.
The remains were brought to this city Monday morning and were met upon their arrival by a large number of relatives and friends of Mrs. Smith and the family, and carried to the hone of her sister, Mrs. M. V. Tanner.
The burial took place this morning at the Black Spring cemetery in East Baldwin, the services being conducted by Rev. J. F. Singleton.
Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Minor and was born and reared in Hancock county near the line of Baldwin.
A re-union of this well known family was recently held in and near this city. Mrs. Smith came from her home in Savannah and met her brothers and sisters and other relatives. She remained here until about a week ago, when she returned home.
The intelligence of her death reached her relatives here Sunday morning, and came as a surprise.
Mrs. Smith was a lifelong member of the Baptist church, and her life was that of a consistent Christian. She was a devoted daughter, sister and mother and was loved devotedly by those to who she bore these relations. Death came to her suddenly, but found her prepared for summons because she had lived a life of Christian usefulness.
Her remains were accompanied to the city by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brake and son, Rev. C. W. Minor, Mr. Frank Minor and other relatives. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their host of friends.
July 2, 1912
Death of Faithful Negro. Cornelius Burke, Colored, died Monday afternoon. Burke had been porter at the store of Chandler Bros., during the entire six years they have been in business, and was with Mr. J. B. O'Quinn before they purchased the business from him. Mr. W. J. Chandler in speaking of the negro said that he was faithful in the performance of his duties, and was always interested in his business.
July 5, 1912
The Macon Daily Telegraph
MINOR FAMILY GATHERS AT OLD GEORGIA HOME. Over Two Hundred Relatives, Representing, Four Generations of Large Baldwin County Family Present.
Milledgeville, July 4 - One of the most notable family gatherings ever held in Georgia was the reunion of the Minor family held in Baldwin county recently, in which six brothers and five sisters, together with nearly two hundred other relatives participated. The meeting was one of more than general interest in view of the fact that the reunion is an annual affair, and this year it was more extensive that ever before, all members of the family throughout the south being present.
The brothers in the family are Walter H., Frank L., Rev. Carl W., John F., Charles S., and W. E. Minor, and the sisters are Mrs. M. E. Owens, of Texas; Mrs. Sarah M. Oxford, of Ocilla, Ga.; Mrs. Martha J. Tanner, of Milledgeville; Mrs. Fannie Simpson, of Hancock county, and Mrs. Elizabeth E. Smith, of Savannah. These are all children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Miner (sic), of Baldwin county, both of whom were well-known throughout this section of Georgia.
Among the older members of the four generations present were doctors, lawyers, government employees, farmers and others, all of whom are doing well in their chosen work.
July 9, 1912
Julia Lee Dies - Julia Lee, 50 years old, one of the highest respected negroes of the city, died Sunday night at 11 o'clock in Milledgeville, after an extended illness. She was the wife of Lucius L. Lee, the negro undertaker, who is a leader among the members of his race in this city. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence, 224 Fraser street.
July 12, 1912
The Augusta Chronicle
LITTLE MAGNET Is In Jail. Special To The Chronicle
Macon, Ga, July 11 - Mrs. Dixie Jarrett, world famous as "The Little Dixie Magnet" , a woman with a strange magnetic power, is in the Bibb County jail, charged with lunacy, as a result of a warrant issued by a man named Fred Haygood, who says he is her son. Mrs. Jarrett was in vaudeville for years and traveled the world over. One of her prized possessions is an engraved gold bracelet given her by the late King Edward.
Mrs. Jarrett talks rationally, and claims that Haygood, whom is only an adopted son, is persecuting her because she omitted him from her will when she drew up that instrument recently. She is quite wealthy. Her husband is dead.
Under the law, she must remain in jail ten days before given a hearing to determine her sanity.
July 21, 1912
TOLBERT - COOPER. Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson D. Tolbert, of Brinson, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hattie Ellen, to Mr. Joseph Cleveland Cooper, of Milledgeville, Ga., the wedding to occur August 7th.
July 23, 1912
MILLEDGEVILLE BOY FALLS FROM TRAIN AND IS KILLED. Milledgeville, Ga, July 22 (Special)Campbell Swann, aged 16 years, son of S. O. Swann, employed at the state farm, who was on a Sunday excursion to Tybee, fell off near Tennille. His neck was broken. No one knew him and he was identified by a ticket bought at Milledgeville, when the authorities telephoned here. He was a bright boy, and worked on The Milledgeville News. His father left for Tennille tonight.
August 6, 1912
Mr. Marion Allen, of this city, and Miss Jeanette DuBose, of Athens, were married this afternoon. Judge John T. Allen received a telegram to that effect late this afternoon from Madison.
Mr. Allen is the only son of Judge John T. Allen, and is a splendid young man. He has been a student at the State University. The young lady he has won for his bride is the daughter of Col. DuBose, representative of Clarke County.
FUNERAL TODAY OF CAPT. NEWELL. Long and Active Career of Prominent Citizen-Held Many Offices
The funeral of Captain T. F. Newell one of the state's most highly honored citizens, will be held this afternoon at his old home in Milledgeville. The interment will be in the family lot at that place.
Captain T. F. Newell was born in 1838 and lived for nearly seventy years in the same residence in Milledgeville, erected by the same contractors who came out from Connecticut to construct the governor's hall when that town was made capital of the state. He graduated at Oglethorpe university. Here he was roommate and intimate companion of Sidney Lanier, the poet. Afterwards he graduated in law from the State University at Athens, taking his degree under Judge Howell Cobb, immediately before the outbreak of the civil war.
He was among the first to enlist, and went out as a lieutenant in Captain Charles Conn's company, Forty-fifth Georgia regiment of infantry. When Captain Conn was killed in battle he succeeded to command. His regiment was attached to General Thomas' brigade. A.P. Hill's division, and Stonewall Jackson's corps. He was in all the famous fights with this famous fighting body. At Chancellorsville he was wounded in the knee.
During the second day's fight at the battle of Gettysburg he received a wound which necessitated the amputation of his left foot. In this condition he was left on the field of battle and was taken prisoner by the federals. For seventeen months he was a prisoner of war and Fort McHenry and Fort Delaware. He was released by exchange of prisoners, arriving at Milledgeville just prior to the entrance to that town of Sherman on his march to the sea. Out of a family of eight before the war, one years after its close only himself and his eldest sister survived. This sister is now Mrs. Mary McCorkie, known throughout Georgia as "Big Auntie".
Captain Newell became the reconstruction mayor of the old state capital. For a time he continued the practice of law, but later gave this up to look after large plantations in central and south Georgia. In 1868 he married Ann Lane Colquitt, daughter of General Alfred H. Colquitt, for many years governor and United States senator. She died in 1898.
Captain Newell was member of the state constitutional convention of 1877. He was for a number of years president of the board of trustees of the state sanitarium. He also served as one of the first trustees of the Girl's Normal and Industrial college. he was for thirty years a steward of the Milledgeville Methodist church.
Surviving Captain Newell are the following children: Alfred C. Newell, of Atlanta; Captain Isaac Newell, United States army, now stationed at West Point, N.Y.; Tomlinson F. Newell, Jr., of Atlanta; Fred T. Newell, Albany, Ga.; Miss Mary Newell, Columbus, Ga; Mrs. William Schultz, of Washington, D.C.; and Miss Colquitt Newell, now taking post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Md.
August 13, 1912
Miss Sarah Burnie Hootten and Mr. Marvin Emory Pennington were united in marriage Tuesday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Hooten, in East Baldwin, Rev. J. F. Singleton officiating.
The bride is an attractive and sweet young lady and has many friends. Mr. Pennington is engaged in the insurance business, and is well and favorably known here.
They commence life together with the best wishes of many friends.
August 13, 1912
Miss Almira Elizabeth Thomas and Mr. W. H. Underwood were united in marriage last Wednesday.
The bride is an attractive young lady of Macon, and has a host of friends. Mr. Underwood is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. W. Underwood of this county and is a young man of worth. The Union Recorder joins in congratulations.
September 11, 1912
MILLEDGEVILLE GIRL DIES WHILE IN JAPAN.
Milledgeville, Ga. September 10 (Special) A cablegram received in this city this morning from Kioto, Japan, announcing the serious illness of Miss Corinne Crawford was followed immediately by another message telling of her death. The news comes as a sad shock to her many friends here in her hometown and the deepest sympathy of everyone goes out to the bereaved family.
Miss Crawford is the daughter of the late C.P. Crawford, of Milledgeville. Sometime over a year ago she went to Japan in company with the Rev. and Mrs. Callahan, Methodist missionaries to that country, who were then returning to their field of work after a vacation spent in the United States.
She was devoting her time while in Japan to the study of art, in which she was particularly gifted. A more attractive, popular and brilliant young woman than Miss Crawford has not lived in this city, nor, indeed, in the entire state.
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. C.P. Crawford, of Milledgeville, and three sisters, Mrs. H.C. Hinton, of Macon; Mrs. George Milton, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Miss Mabel Crawford, of Columbia university, New York; also relatives in Atlanta.
The funeral will take place in Kioto, Japan, and the body will be laid to rest there.
September 17, 1912
RICHARDSON - LAWRENCE. Miss Sarah Richardson and Mr. John Lawson Lawrence were married last Thursday afternoon.
The marriage of these young people came as a great surprise to their relatives and friends, and the ceremony was performed by a minister of Putnam county, where they went from this city.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Richardson and is pretty and attractive. Mr. Lawrence is a Baptist minister and graduated at Mercer University in 1911. He is a native of Putnam county. He will teach school in East Baldwin county with the opening of the school term in October. He will also preach at one or two churches in the country.
CARAKER - LAWRENCE
Miss Addie Caraker and Mr. Henry Lawrence were united in marriage Saturday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lawrence, Rev. J. F. Singleton officiating.
The marriage was given a tinge of romance due to the fact of objection to the marriage on account of objection on the part of the parents of the bride.
The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Caraker, and is an attractive young lady.
Mr. Lawrence is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lawrence and is well known to all our people. He has the confidence and esteem of a large number of friends.
September 17, 1912
Mrs. Bessie Fair Sims and Rev. C. W. Minor were united in marriage this evening at half-past eight o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fair.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. F. Singleton in the presence of a few relatives and friends.
Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Minor left for Bainbridge, where Mr. Minor is pastor of the First Baptist church.
The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fair, and is an attractive woman.
Mr. Minor is well known here, having spent the greater portion of his life in and near this city. He is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Minor of Hancock County. He is one of the most prominent Baptist ministers in the State.
September 24. 1912
MR. S. E. BLACKWELL KILLED BY A NEGRO, Major Wright, a Hackman, shot White Citizen and Made His Escape.
Mr. S. E. Blackwell was shot and killed Sunday evening about seven o'clock by Major Wright, a negro hackman. The shooting occurred at the intersection of North Jefferson and McIntosh streets.
Mr. Blackwell was shot twice both bullets striking him in the head just above the ear within a few inches of each other. One of the bullets inflicted of scalp wound, the other penetrated the brain, causing almost instant death
At the time he was shot Mr. Blackwell and his brother, Mr. J. P. Blackwell were together, and the negro also shot three times at the latter.
Immediately after the shooting the negro ran off, going down East McIntosh street.
The news of the shooting spread rapidly over the city and soon a large crowd of citizens gathered and commenced a determined hunt to capture Wright. Excitement was quite intense and bloodhounds were secured from the State Farm, but were unable to follow the trail any great distance. Crowds of citizens scattered in al directions and hunted the negro several hours but were unable to locate him.
Coroner Caraker was early on the scene, and had the body examined by Drs. Compton and Ellison and placed the remains in charge of D. W. Brown Co., for preparation for burial. At the inquest held Monday morning, the following witnesses were examined: Winfield Nisbet, J. P. Blackwell, J. W. Seals, Dr. W. A. Ellison, J. A. Horne and J. A. Cash.
Messrs. S. E. and J. P. Blackwell went to the Central depot Sunday afternoon an drove their horse and buggy up near the depot.
A few minutes afterwards Major Wright came up in his hack and wanted to stop where the buggy of the Messrs. Blackwell as. In a manner to which the latter took offense he asked them to move their buggy. This led to the exchange of words and they struck the negro several blows, following him some distance from where the fuss started. The negro finally jumped into his hack and left the depot, the men got into their buggy and pursued him.
The negro came through the business portion of the city, and seeing Policeman Seals told him about the fuss, and continued on his way turning down Jefferson street. A few minutes later the Messrs. Blackwell passed by driving at rapid rate.
At the intersection of McIntosh and Jefferson streets the men overtook Wright, and he jumped from his hack. After scuffling for a few seconds, the negro shot five times, twice in rapid succession, and after a short interval three times more. Mr. J. P. Blackwell stated that they pursued Wright for the purpose of arresting him and turning him over to the officers for creating a disturbance at the depot.
The verdict of the jury was that S. E. Blackwell came to his death from wounds inflicted by a pistol in the hands of Major Wright.
Mr. S. E. Blackwell came to this city with his family from Jasper county about a year ago, and accepted a position with the Purchase & Sale Co. At the time of his death he held a position with the Limeola Bottling Works. He resided with his family on North Wayne street.
Mr. Blackwell was thirty-seven years of age, and was born and reared in Jasper county. He was a hard working, industrious man and was liked by those of our people who knew him. He is survived by his wife and six children, his father, one brother, Mr. J. P. Blackwell, and two sisters, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Spier, of Greenesboro.
His remains were carried to Shady Dale, in Jasper county Tuesday morning for burial.
The sympathy of our people go out to the sorrowing family.
September 31, 1912
George Edwards, Milledgeville, Sept. 29 - (Special) The death occurred here last night of George Edwards, one of Milledgeville's prominent citizens. His death was due to heart failure. Mr. Edwards belonged to an old family of this section. He is survived by a wife and one daughter.
October 15, 1912
Mrs. Elizabeth Hubbard, widow of the late Mr. Mansfield Hubbard, died at her home in Midway last Thursday morning, after a long illness.
The funeral services were held at the home Friday morning, at ten o'clock and the remains were buried in the Snow Hill cemetery in Wilkinson county.
Mrs. Hubbard was one of the oldest residents of the county, being eighty years of age. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church for a long number of years, and has gone to her reward after a long and useful life.
She is survived by four sons and five daughters and a number of grandchildren.
November 5, 1912
Mrs. Morris Martin died at gher home in this county Sunday morning, Nov. 3rd, at one o'clock, after a short ilness.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. O. P. McDermont officiating. The remains were buried at Hopewell school house cemetery.
Mrs. Morris before her marriage was Miss Elizabeth Vinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Vinson, and was born October 4th, 1876. At thirteen years of age she joined the Methodist church at Matilda chapel, and in 1884 transferred her membership to Hopewell church. She was a faithful Christian, and a devoted wife and mother.
She is survied by Mr. Martin and five children, her parents, four sisters and one brother.
Those who have been bereaved have the deepest sympathy of thier friends.
November 5, 1912
Mr and Mrs. James Longstreet Sibley, of Milledgeville, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Josie King, to Mr. Henry Burritt Jennings, of Spartanburg, S. C., the wedding to take place early in January.
November 5, 1912
~excerpts~Mrs. Maggie Tanner Thompson, wife of Mr. Homer E. Thompson, died at the home of her parents in this city last Saturday evening after an illness of only a few days.
The funeral services were held at the residence Monday morning, at half-past ten o'clock, Rev. Mr. Stevens, of Atlanta, officiating. ....the remains were interred in the city cemetery.
Mrs. Thompson was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Tanner, and was reared in this city. After her marriage to Mr. Thompson she continuted to make her home with them.......
She is survived by Mr. Thompson, and five small children, her parents, and three brothers, Dr. Will Tanner, Messrs Oscar and Harvey Tanner, and a number of other relatives.
November 12, 1912
Mr. J. N. Lyster died at his home in Baldwin County, near Stevens Pottery last Sunday morning. His remains were buried at Salem Monday afternoon at half-past one o'clock.
Mr. Lyster was 46 years of age, and engaged in farming. He was held in high esteem by his neighbors and friend. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Messrs. J. T. and W. T., of Macon, and six daughters.
The family have the sympathy of their friends.
November 19, 1912
~excerpt~ Mrs. Geo. R. Kemp died at her home in Midway Sunday morning about half past eleven o'clock after a long illness.
The funeral services were held at the Midway Methodist Church Monday afternoon, Rev. O, P, McDerment officiating. The remains were buried in the city cemetery.
Mrs. Kemp was seventy years of age and had been a member of the Methodist church a long number of years. ...
She is survived ny Mr. Kemp and three sons, Messrs. George, Charles and James Kemp, and one daughter, Mrs. Gore.....
December 17, 1912
Mr. Warren A. Moseley died at his home in Macon Monday night, as the result of an attack of grippe. He was a member of the police force of Macon at the time of his death, and had a record of bravery.
Mr. Moseley was a citizen of this county for a long number of years, being employed at the State Sanitarium. The little village of Moseleyville is named for him.
He was a brave Confederate soldier. His friends and acquaintances here regret to learn of his death.
December 24, 1912
Mr. Olin Echols, of Stevens Pottery, and Miss Carrie Gresham, of Griffin, were married Sunday at the home of the bride.
Miss Gresham is one of Griffin's most popular and attractive young ladies and has been teaching in that city.
Mr. Echols is a book-keeper for Steven's Bros. Co. and a man of splendid business ability and upright character.
December 24, 1912
Mr. Harry Ennis and Miss Maggie Kitchens were united in marriage Tuesday the 17th, inst., Judge W. H. Stembridge officiating.
The bride is a pretty and attractive young lady, and is popular with a large circle of friends.
Mr. Ennis is one of East Baldwin's successful young farmers and is held in confidence by all who know him.
The Union Recorder joins in congratulations.
December 27, 1912
WHILE TARGET SHOOTING NEGRO KILLS HIS NEPHEW. Sol Ward's Boy, Six Years Old, Shot by Coleman Ward on Plantation of Mr. W. F. Little.
Wednesday, while practicing target shooting on the plantation of Mr. W. F. Little, about twelve miles north of this city, Coleman Ward, a negro, shot and accidentally killed his 6-year-old nephew. He was shot through the head and lived two hours.
From all accounts, of course, the shooting was entirely accidental, and no blame other that that attached to careless use of firearms is claimed against the negro.
December 29, 1912
~excerpt~BURNETT-PRICE. The marriage of Miss Frances Burnett and Dr. James Addison Price, of Milledgeville ocurred Friday evening at the First Methodist church in Athens....J. D. Price, father of the groom was best man...
January 7, 1913
John H. McComb, Milledgeville
Milledgeville, Ga., January 6 - (Special) John Hunter McComb, who died Sunday night at 10 o'clock, was buried this afternoon, the Elks conducting the last rites over the body of their deceased brother. Mr. McComb was one of the prominent citizens of Baldwin county, having held the office of tax collector. Surviving are his widow who was Miss Sykes, of Hancock county, and two brothers, A.M. McComb and Gordon McComb, both of Milledgeville.
Jan 19, 1913
Important Timber Deal
Milledgeville, Ga., January 18 - (Special) An important timber deal was made this week when John Matthews, of Mitchell, Ind., purchased the half interest of B.F. Fuqua in the sawmill firm of Fuqua & Hostetler, this firm having made extensive preparations for the sawing of all kinds of hardwood timber at their mill, located near Trilby, on the Oconee river swamp. After closing the deal Mr. Matthews left for Indiana, where he will make arrangements for brining large quantities of supplies south for use in connection with the work.
February 28, 1913
Macon Daily Telegraph
Milledgeville, Feb. 27 - At least thirteen persons were injured here today when the worst storm in years swept over this section of the state. The downpour of rain was blinding, the wind had the violence of a tornado.
Wire service is paralyzed but from persons coming into this place from various parts of the country the extent of the damage grows with every new arrival.
At Hopewell school, five miles west of here, the tornado crumbled the little frame school building into kindling wood in a fraction of a second.
There were thirty-five children in the school building at the time. How any of them escaped alive savors of the unbelievable. It has not been explained yet, and cannot be explained tonight because of the inability to get into communication with that district.
One little girl, whose name is given as Daly, was the only one to be seriously injured in this crash. But others were bruised it is stated. The collapse of the building came so suddenly that there wasn't time for a panic at the time. Children with their teacher, the latter's name not obtainable tonight, found themselves without shelter in a downpour of rain that resembled a cloudburst. Tonight those who had narrow escapes are feeling the effects of the shock.
Farmers nearby heard the screams of the children, and rushed to their aid, getting them into shelter until the storm had passed.
February 28, 1913
Twelve female prisoners were injured at Milledgeville when the female building at the prison collapsed. In Baldwin county also a schoolhouse was completely destroyed. The Hopewell school, 4 miles from Milledgeville, was blown over the heads of the twenty five scholars, but only a few were bruised. Among the other buildings destroyed near Milledgeville were the sanitarium of Dr. H.D. Allen, the home of G. W. Hollingshead, and four negroe houses.
March 4, 1913
DIES PRAISING GOD FOR CENTURY OF LIFE
Athens, Ga. March 3 (Special) Willis A. Jones, a colored preacher, who passed his ninety-ninth birthday on Friday, died this evening here thanking God "he had seen his hundredth year."
He was born in Milledgeville and remembered the falling of the stars in 1833, the three "cold days" in 1835, the taking of the Indians out of Georgia by General Anderson and Lafayette's visit to Milledgeville in 1824. He was a minister and one of the most thoroughly beloved negroes of this part of the state.
March 7, 1913
MILLEDGEVILLE BRIDE FOOLS UNCLE SAMUEL
Milledgeville, Ga. March 6 (Special) Miss May Belle McMullen, an attractive young woman of Milledgeville got ahead of Uncle Sam by continuing in his civil service employ, although she had been married eighteen months. Miss McMullen was married to F. H. Shelladay,of Springfield, Mo., in August of 1911, while she was in the civil service work in Washington. The young man was in college at the time, and it was thought best to keep the marriage a secret until he had concluded his course.
Having remained at her work in the census department in Washington for a year, Mrs. Shelladay returned to Milledgeville and resumed her work in the post office, being the ranking member of the civil service outside the old regular employees. On March 1 she gave up her position, in the post office, announced her marriage of months ago and went to Springfield to join her husband. The announcement caused quiet a sensation here among the many friends of the bride.
(Note: Frederick Shelledy died in Arizona in 1976, May Shellady died in California in 1981)
March 8, 1913
Many Trees Blown Down and Stores Flooded
Milledgeville, Ga., March 7 (Special) A hard hailstorm with strong, damaging wind and a torrential downpour of rain occurred in Milledgeville this afternoon. Dr. W. A. Ellison's residence in the city was damaged by a falling tree. Many other trees were blown down in the city. The storm was so violent that water beat through roofs and windows and damaged goods in many of the stores. There was an overflow of the surface sewers and cellars, and business houses were flooded.
At the state sanitarium the storm was fierce, blowing out several windows in the center building. No loss of life has been reported. The storm came from the northwest. All telephone connections with the county are cut off. The Oconee river is rising very fast.
March 15, 1913
Oconee River Rising Twelve Inches Hourly
Milledgeville, Ga, March 14 (Special) Almost three inches of rain fell here today, causing a rapid rise in the river, which will produce a freshet on lowlands of the Oconee river, rising more than one foot per hour. There is a bad washout on the Georgia railroad at Brown's crossing, which delays all trains out or into Macon on that line..
March 21, 1913
After suffering for over two years, primarily from the effects of typhoid fever, Mr. T. T. Carmani, aged 26 years, died at his home near Scottsboro Saturday night.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. A. Carmani, and two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Tennille and Mrs. B. L. Kennon. The interment occurred at the family burying grunds Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. O. P. McDerment conducting the funeral services. The sympathy of many friends is extended the family in this hour of bereavement.
April 18, 1913
Mrs. John Martin Died Near Salem On Monday, Well Beloved Woman Passed Away, Leaving Husband and Children to Mourn Her Loss.
Mrs. John Martin, of near Salem, died Monday after an illness of some time, and the news caused a shock in the community where she was so well known and generally beloved. The funeral occurred Tuesday, the services being conducted by Rev. W. S. Duell, and the following acting as pallbearers:
J. E. Chandler, Guss Huff, John C. Ivey, N. H. Bullard, L. D. Ebanks, H. P. Emerson. She is survived by three children of her first marriage, Miessrs. John and Joel Goddard and Mrs. Mamie Huff, and three by her last marriage, Charles, Bob and Miss Irene Martin, together with her husband to whom the sympathy of a large circle of friends is extended.
April 19, 1913
Milledgeville's Big Club Organized For Underwood
A splendid Underwood organization has been formed in Milledgeville, Baldwin county, and with the list of club members sent in to Underwood headquarters Thursday, came empathic assurances that the county would give Underwood a good majority.
The Underwood forces are in splendid shape in Baldwin, as they are, in fact, throughout the entire sixth congressional district.
Here is the list of members of Milledgeville Underwood club:
John Conn, Leo Stubbs, T. J. Hughes, C. C. Hurt, M. M. Flemister, L. C. Hall, Dixie duBignon, B. D. Posey, M. A. McGraw, George W. Garrison, T. R. Cline, H. G. Lawrence, W. I. Ritchie, T. C. Carr, E. D. Smith, J. S. Crawford, W. Q. Johnson, T. J. Athon, E. D. Burnett, C. W. Spear, H. P. Parker, C. J. Conn, D. T. Butts, Samuel Evans, K. C. Bullard, Otto M.Cline, G. C. McKinley, Ben Bass, F. E. Shealey, Adolph Joseph, Reid Mathis, J. P. Lingold, Leo Joseph, C. W. Hatfield, W. L. Graham, Robert H. Greene, Charles E. Barrett, Walter Childeers, W. H. Leonard, W. H. Troutman, T. J. Lafferty, R. H. Wooten, J. Cleveland Cooper, C. L. Moran, J.D. Wilkinson, W. A. Hall, R. H. Bloodworth, C. M. Bales, W. S. Wood, H. E. McAuliffe, L. L. Lord, N. M. Jordan, John T. Allen, John J. Wooten, Sr., M. A. Gladin, L. D. Coggin, W. L. Robertson, W. J. Brake, Charles L. Moore, G. G. Reid, George W. Watkins, R. A. McCall, T. B. Perry, J. D. Willis, J. C. Ingram, C. H. Whitfield, A. C. McKinley, Emmet L. Barnes, C. E. Greene, T. E. Tanse, G. W. Wilkinson, D. P. Myrick, E. A. Butts, C. M. Gibson, Jr., H. H. Lawrence, W. H. Hall, I. W. Seal, R. E. Stembridge, R. B. Trapp, N. H. Bullard, B. L. Kennon, B. P. Schooler, A. W. Watkins, E. D. Wallace, John W. Gholson, Bardy L. Tante, W. H. Blanks, A. J. Carr, Jr., W. P. Broach, L. M. Jones, Jr., J. T. Ivey, C. C. Cook, W. C. Finney, A. N. S. Thompson, R. B. Adams, Jr, L. L. (L.B.?) Babb, George H. Tunnell, E. A. Tigner, J. H. McComb, J. R. Malpass, B. T. Bethune, H. L. Brown, E. C. miller, B. I. Fraley, J. T. Ray, R. H. McComb, J. H. Shurley, E. S. Vinson, E. L. Patterson, C. B. Humphries, C. R. Torrence, J. G. Gholston, T. H. Caraker, A. J. Skinner, J. W. Daniel, A. M. Bloodrth, J. H. Braxley, H. T. Fraley, S. D. Stembridge, Charles H. Brown, John T. Day, O. W. Stembridge, S. L. Terry, H. Goodman, A. J. Carr, F. M. Finney, O. E. Finney, T. F. callaway, W. R. Brake, J. L. Ivey, W. T. Little, F. G. Pearce, C. B. Ivey, J. A. Leonard, O. P. Hawkins, Dixon Williams, W. T. Conn, Sr., J. E. Myrick, John G. Thomas, M. S. Barnes, C. W. Horton, H. A. Smith, S. S. Sanders, J. H. Ezell, W. A. Walker, Sam Lary, E. M. Howard, George R. Kemp, C. P. Shell, L. C. Brooks, S. B. Fowler, J. D. Howard, G. A. Lawrence, Ed Athon, A. C. Lugand, Joseph R. Pottle, H. D. Allen, Carl Vinson, J. C. McAuliffe, George D. Case, J. A. Buck, John W. Mobley, W. J. Cranston, C. M. Wright, W. F. Tanner, H. T. Bothwell, W. S. Myrick, Peter J. Cline, B. McR Cline, Livingston Kenan, R. L. Cross, Lamar Ham, W. W. Lane, G. H. Youngblood, M. D. Hobby, C. Meeks, C. L. Wooten, J. J. Waller, E. C. Trice, T. H. Gilman, E. E. Polk, W. I. Simpson, H. L. Osborn, F. Thompson, J. T. Hollis, Grover C. May, I. A. Smith, T. R. Summers, J. P. Gholston, R. McMichal, W. R. Combes, A. B. Berry, T. B. Underwood, D. H. Hollis, A. H. Brnan, Sam Turner. W. C. McDade, F. C. Batson, J. T. Wilson, H. T. Brake, T. B. Byrd, O. Lacken, I. C. Jenkins, C. E. Couch, L. H. Willis, C. F. Humphrey, C. W. Gholston, J. D. Hawkins, W. W. Doke, J. A. Seals, J. E. Babb, C. W. Robson, W. W. Miller, George W. Underwood, Richmond Brown, William Webb.
May 9, 1913
IVEY - WATSON. The numerous friends of Miss Mamie Ivey and Mr. Frank Watson of the Meriwether district will learn with interest of their marriage, which occurred last Sunday afternoon, Rev. S. H. Dimon officiating. The wedding ceremony was performed at the Methodist parsonage occupied by Mr. Dimon.
Their many friends join in wishing them all the happiness and pleasure of life.
May 9, 1913
GILMAN-MAHAFFEY. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Gilman announce the marriage of their daughter, Bertha Ninetta, and Mr. Jesse Pope Mahaffey of Valdosta, Ga., Thursday, May 1, 1913.
May 9, 1913
SMITH - McWATERS. Much interest will be centered in the announcement of the marriage of Miss Julia Smith of this city to Mr. H. E. McWaters, the wedding occuring at Fitzgerald Thursday morning.
Both young people are well known here, and have a host of friend who join in wishing them a long and happy life.
May 13, 1913
Baldwin Delegates. Milledgeville, Ga., May 12. (Special) the following citizens have been selected by the leaders of the Underwood club as delegates to the state convention from Baldwin county, and they will be sumitted to the executive committee at the next meting for ratification: L. C. Hall, J. D. Howard, J. E. Kidd, Walter W. Childers, W. A. Walter, T. R. Underwood, W. L. Ritchie, Ed Lawrene, A. J. Carr, Sr., C. W. Robson, Thomas Callaway, John Conn, Joseph E. Pottle, R. H. McComb, S. B. Fowler, Dr. E. A. Tigner, Carl Vinson, J. H. Ennis, John T. Allen, C. H. Bonner, Henry Wootten, R. L. Wall, W. H. Hunter, W. B. Richardson, Frank Johnson, Morgan Thompson, George Hattaway, T. H. Gilman, Charlies Smith, Dr. H. D. Allen, T. J. Cooper, Charlie Torrance, Ira O. West, Jesse McCullar, Richard Ivey, E. P. Berry, Farris Wood, W. A. Webb, J. F. Miller, D. M. Smith, C. T. Snead, John Scoggin, Ben Myrick, A. S. Brown, Z. T. Ward, Jesse Simmerson, Archie McKinley, Charlie Ennis, T. E. Pugh, L. B. Babb, W. D. Giles, W. S. Wood, L. F. Palmer, Richmond Brown, J. P. Roberson, George Underwood and W. H. Collins. Dr. E. A. Tigner, president of Baldwin County Underwood Club, will be chairman of the delegation.
June 20, 1913
Mrs. Bridget Lyons of Midway aged 83 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Clark, early Friday night with a sudden attack of hemorrhage of the lungs.
Mrs. (Lyons) Clark was a native of Ireland and spent a number of the last years of her life at Midway, and had made many friends there to join her relatives in their bereavement.
The funeral services were held from the Catholic church Saturday morning, interment being held at the city cemetery.
July 3, 1913
Macon Daily Telegraph
The funeral ofIvey Bateman, of Macon, who was drowned while trying to swim the Oconee river at Milledgeville yesterday at Milledgeville Tuesday morning, was held yesterday at Milledgeville. The interment took place in the family burying ground near Milledgeville.
Gilbert C. Bateman, of Macon, a brother of the young man, went to Milledgeville Tuesday in response to a long distance telephone message telling of the drowning, and attended the funeral yesterday.
July 17, 1913
Bridge Completed Over Little River
Milledgeville, Ga., July 26 (Special) The new bridge being between Baldwin and Putnam counties is now completed. This will cause satisfaction to a large number of people, as there is a great deal of transportation on this road. The bridge was constructed by the two counties of Baldwin and Putnam, and it is claimed to be securely built as to stand against all high water.
July 18, 1913
~excerpt~ At the home of the bride's parents in Midway last Thursday evening occurred the marriage of MissEstelle Baumgartel and Mr. J. D. Willis, Dr. D. W. Brannen performing the ceremony. It was a quiet home wedding, only intimate friends and relatives being present.
July 18 1913
Miss May Miesse, and Mr. Harry Sidney Jones were quietly married at the Dempsey hotel in Macon last Sunday afternoon, Dr. W. N. Ainsworth, pastor of Mulberry Street Methodist church, conducting the ceremony.
The wedding came as a surprise to many friends of the contracting parties here, but there were also many expecting it. Both parties have held high positions at the state sanitarium here for some time, the bride being director of the training school at the sanitarium and the groom the esteemed secretary of the institution. Best wishes are extended them for along and happy life.
July 18 1913
The engagement of Miss Tillie F. Smith of Montezuma to Mr. E. Culver Kidd of this city is announced, the wedding to occur at the First Baptist church of that place Wednesday, July 23.
Both parties are well known here. Miss Smith being a graduate of the Georgia Normal and Industrial College and afterward teacher in the same institution, ,where she distinguished herself and made many friends in the city. Mr. Kidd is the son of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Kidd and a young man of enterprise and worth, numbering his friends here by the hundreds.
John S. Roberts, aged 75 years, died at the Confederate Soldiers' home at 7 o'clock Sunday morning. He was a member of the famous Baldwin Blues, company H, Fourth Georgia volunteers. He enlisted in Cook's brigade in April,. 1861, and served with distinction until the close of the civil war. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy C. Roberts. The body was taken to Poole's funeral chapel. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
August 15, 1913
A GIRL BRIDE SHOOTS SISTER. MRS. CHARLES WINTER, AGE EIGHTEEN ACCIDENTALLY SHOTS AND KILLS MRS. WILL WINTER.
Wednesday morning early Mrs. Charles Winter(s), aged 18 years, accidentally shot and killed her husband's brother's wife, Mrs. Will Winter(s), in the yard of her home at Stevens Pottery, near here. According to the best information obtainable the young woman was taking home a gun borrowed by her husband the day previous by his bride and finding her sister in law in the yard slipped up to her with the gun in a spirit of mischief thinking to frighten her, and when she raised the gun it fired, virtually tearing off the head of Mrs. Will Winter(s), who was only a few feet away. Death was instantaneous.
The young woman is prostrated. She is only an inexperienced young country girl and was not cognizant of the danger, and did not think the weapon was loaded. The deceased leaves a husband and five children, some of them being witness to the terrible affair. The two women, as well as the brothers, have always been on the best of terms in every way and the accident is regarded as a fearful calamity for the family.
September 9, 1913
The Augusta Chronicle
Funeral of Bill Miner In Milledgeville Sunday
Special to The Chronicle
Milledgeville, Ga. Sept. 8 - Failing to hear from any relatives the citizens of Milledgeville yesterday afternoon buried old man Bill Miner, America's most famous train robber in the city cemetery here. Prominent citizens acted as pallbearers and after his seventy years of adventure he lies sleeping quietly in one of the most picturesque cities of the dead in the state, surrounded by the graves of men who have played as important as advancing humanity's cause as he did to bring terror to scores in the days when he ranged in the west.
It seems that Bill Miner cherished the thought that his relatives were still living though it develops that he has not heard from them in probably a quarter of a century. But so far as can be ascertained the last chapter in his life has been written and his record is one solely in the past.
October 17, 1913
BIG REWARD FOR A NEGRO SLAYER. Gov. John M. Slaton Offers One Hundred and Fifty Dollars for Capture of John Jackson.
Charged with the murder of Dave Sanford, and now a fugitive from justice, John Jackson has a reward of $150 for his capture offered by the state of Georgia. Gov., Slaton has issued a proclamation to this effect.
The crime was committed last Sunday afternoon on ht efarm of Robson & Evans, about nine miles from the city. According to the reports, the act was purely a cold-blooded affair and the coroner's verdict was in accordance therewith.
Jackson made good his escape and the reward offered by the governor will probably cause considerable effort to apprehend.
September 28, 1913
The Augusta Chronicle
Special to The Chronicle. Milledgeville, Ga. Sept. 27 - Protracted services will begin at Stevens Pottery Methodist Church, near here, Sunday and Rev. S.H. Dimon, pastor, expects a great meeting. Rev. Elam F. Dempsey, pastor of the First Methodist Church here, and Rev. B.H. Clark, of Columbus, will assist in conducting the services.
(See Rev. Stephen H. Dimon biography up to 1911 here)
October 26, 1913
The Augusta Chronicle
Park Burke Sustains Slight Flesh Wound. His Assailant Fled
Special to the Chronicle
Milledgeville, Oct. 25 - Just as the shades of night deepened over Milledgeville Friday night, Park Burke, a well-known young white man, formerly of Screven County, but now employed with a local grocery firm., was met in a secluded spot on Greene Street near the Central depot, and held up by a supposed highwayman. The young man was shot in the arm, only a slight flesh wound resulting.
No other cause than robbery is surmised, and the assaulting party hastily fled when he fired. Timely medical attention prevented loss of blood and consequent complications.
November 2, 1913
Mrs. Benj. Gause, Milledgeville
Milledgeville, Ga. November 1 - (Special) The funeral of Mrs. Benjamin Gause was held this afternoon from the Baptist church. The death of Mrs. Gause, which occurred Thursday morning after an illness of less than an hour, came as a great shock to everyone here. Acute indigestion is ascribed as the cause. Mrs. Gause was the wife of one of the best known business men of this city. Surviving her, also, is her daughter, Miss Mabel Gause; three sisters, Mrs. James Long of Jewell, Mrs. William Coleman of Devereaux and Mrs. W.A. Bass of Devereaux, also one brother, John Amoss, of this city.
November 9, 1913
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Miss Cora Bateman Dies At Milledgeville. Death of Former Instructor at Georgia Industrial Home Brings Sorrow To Many Children Who Know Her There.
Friends in Macon and the children at the Georgia Industrial Home were grieved yesterday to learn of the death early yesterday morning of Miss Cora Bateman, 31 years of age, at the home of her father, W. T. Bateman, near Milledgeville. She is survived by her father, three sisters and three brothers. Her sisters are Mrs. L. L. Parker and Mrs. Hattie Herring, of Columbus, and Miss Anna Bateman, of Milledgeville. Her brothers are G. C. Bateman, of Macon; J. H. Bateman of Stilmore, and P. A. Bateman, of Alabama.
Miss Bateman was formerly an instructor at the Georgia Industrial Home, of Macon, and was beloved by the children and the officers of the home, besides having many friends throughout Macon.
The funeral will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from the family residence, near Milledgeville, Rev. Harold Major, pastor of the First Baptist church, of Milledgeville, officiating. Interment will follow at the family burying ground, near Ivy station.
November 27, 1913
Milledgeville, Ga., November 26 (Special)
The marriage of MissAnne Ansley McKinley to Mr. 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, sister of the bride, acted as maid of honor, and Mr. Jesse Bone, the groom's 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.
November 28, 1913
A. R. BLOODWORTH DIED WEDNESDAY. WAS ONE OF BALDWIN'S MOST PROMINENT FARMERS, DIED AT RAWLING'S SANITARIUM FROM APPENDICITIS.
After being confined at Rawling's Sanitarium at Sandersville for seven weeks, Mr. A. R. Bloodworth, one of Baldwin county's most prominent farmers, died Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, after having undergone an operation for appendicitis.
The operation was made immediately upon Mr. Bloodworth's arrival at the sanitarium and it was soon learned that there was fear of complication which finally resulted in his death.
The deceased citizen was well and favorably known throughout Baldwin county and this section of Georgia and the said news of his death will be heard with sadness.
Many friends of the family of Mr. Bloodworth will extend to them their genuine sympathy in learning of the said death.
Mr. Bloodworth was 66 years old , leaves a wife, two sons, Messrs. Grover and Perry Bloodworth, of Perry Fla., one daughter, Mrs. J. F. Ivey, of this county, and two brothers Messrs J. H. and L. F. Bloodworth, of Wilkinson county.
The funeral was held from Union Hill Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and his remains were interred in the cemetery at that place.
December 25, 1913
Son of Professor In Oglethorpe Aids The Father of Superintendent Thomas, of West Point, Was Teacher in Old College.
One of the latest subscriptions to the Oglethorpe fund comes from W.P. Thomas, superintendent of the public schools of West Point, Ga., and a son of one of the professors in the old Oglethorpe university.
Mr. Thomas subscribes not only to help build the new university, but also because of the intimate relation of his life to those who have always been close to the Oglethorpe plan.
"I send you herewith my subscription of $25 to the Oglethorpe university fund.
"I am inspired to do this for two reasons: First, to give my little mite to the aid of the university, and, second, on account of the sentiment connected with said school and my family.
"Before Dr. Nathan Beman established his celebrated school at Mount Zion, Hancock county, Georgia, my grandfather was a farmer living on Shoulderbone creek, three miles from this little village.
"When Dr. Beman, who was a celebrated Presbyterian minister, about 6 feet tall, and big all the way up, established his school at Mount Zion my grandfather Thomas moved into Mount Zion to educate his children under Dr. Beman.
"My father, Dr. Francis Anderson Thomas, and his brother, Dr. James E. Thomas, who was for fourteen years president of Emory college, and their sisters were prepared for college by Dr. Beman.
"After my father graduated in Virginia, Dr. Carlyle P. Beman, brother of Dr. Nathan Beman, came to Georgia also to teach school, his brother Nathan having returned to the north.
"Just about this time, Oglethrope university was established and located at Midway, near Milledgeville. Dr. Carlyle P. Beman was elected its first president, and my father was elected on of its first professors.
"After my father had taught several years in the school, he attended the medical colleges of Augusta and charleston, where he graduated in the same class with Dr. Willis Westmoreland, Sr. He afterwards located in Culloden, where he practiced his profession.
"I mention these matters because my father often talked to me about them. The fact that his earliest young manhood was connected with the infant Oglethorpe university, inspires me to want to do a little something for the rehabilitation of this grand school."
January 22, 1914
Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs E. P. Byington. Relatives in Bibb county were yesterday notified of the death early yesterday morning in Baldwin county of Mrs. Elizabeth P. Byington, formerly of this county. She was residing with her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Bloodworth, in Baldwin county, near Milledgeville.
Mrs. Byington is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. T. Bloodworth, of Baldwin county, and four sons, C. G. and H. A. Byington, of Bibb county; W. A. Byington of Arkansas, and J. A. Byington, of Florida. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. A. H. Rice of Macon, and one brother, J. L. Ivey, of Milledgeville. The funeral will be held this morning at 11 o'clock from Camp Creek church, in Baldwin county, Elder Walter Heard, officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
February 6, 1914
WEDDING OCCURS EARLIER THAN WAS ANNOUNCED HERE.
Quiet a surprise of Tuesday evening was the wedding of Miss Margaret Florence Stembridge and Mr. Charles Maxwell Crisler, which was announced for the evening of February 25. The nuptials were celebrated at the home of the bride's parents, Dr. Elam F. Dempsey conducting the ceremonies.
The final consummation of the wedding resulted from a visit by Mr. Crisler, who is in the mercantile business in Canton, made the past week-end, and he argued that he saw no use in putting off the ceremony, and finally his persuavise powers resulted in a quiet family wedding, to which several friends and relatives were invited.
Mrs. Crisler was regarded as one of the city's most beautiful and talented young ladies and Mr. Crisler, a graduate of the Georgia Military College, is a successful young business man. Warmest congratulations are extended by their host of friends.
February 20, 1914
A Card of Thanks. We take this method of expresssing our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Jones, Dr. Swint and Dr. Greene, and all the physicians of the state sanitarium who laborered so faithfully to save the life of our beloved daughter and sister, Roberta Wood, who died with typhoid fever. We do especially appreciate the good nursing and attention by her class of trained nurses and the courtesy shown us by them, namely, Mrs. S. H. Jones, Miss Mary Bedkerdite, Miss Chloea Cornelius, Miss Emily Edwards, Miss Ada Nelso, Miss Minnie Seymour, Miss Dovie Thurmond, Miss Nan Howard, Miss Mary Huff, Miss Ethel Howard and all others whose names we cannot remember. May the Grand Master of the Universe bless these good people. R. L. Wood and Wife. J. F. Wood. Mrs. J. E. Etheridge. February 15, 1914.
April 3, 1914
Mr. L. J. Smith, well known here as one of the oldest employes of the state sanitarium, died last Monday night. While he had been in ill health some time, his death was unexpected and came as a shock to the family and friends.
He leaves several children and other relatives to whom sympathy is extended. The funeral was held Wednesday morning.
April 14, 1914
Milledgeville, Ga., April 29 (Special) The death of Miss Hattie Keil occurred here this morning. Miss Keil had been ill for some days, and her death was not unexpected. Miss Keil is well known in this section, having lived in Milledgeville all her life. The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon. She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. J. L. Ivey and Misses Mary and Mattie Keil, of this city, and Mrs. H. H. Green, of West Point.
April 19, 1914
Milledgeville, Ga. MissMattie Buck was married to Dr. O. F. Moran on Tuesday of this week at the home of her parents in Midway. A number of friends were present.
On Thursday afternoon of last week, Miss Bessie Moran and Mr. Charles N. Chandler were married at the home of the bride in East Baldwin. The happy couple left immediately for a trip to Florida.
May 5, 1914
Macon Daily Telegraph
After a brief illness, Mrs.Mattie Batson 54 years of age, died at midnight Sunday night a the home of her daughter on Pio Nono avenue. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Endie O. Johnson, Mrs. Georgia Peters, and Miss Arrie Batson, and three sons, John W., Jodie W. and Charles I. Batson, of Macon.
The body was taken yesterday afternoon to Stevens Pottery, where the funeral and interment took place upon arrival.
Dr. J. A. Snipes, well known in Milledgeville and over all Baldwin county died at his home in East Baldwin last Sunday morning. He was 75 year old, a soldier of the Confederacy and otherwise well known.
The funeral was held from the undertaking parlors of Mr. Jos. A. Moore, Interment being in the city cemetery.
MR. ASA SIMPSON DIED AT HIS HOME IN MIDWAY. Mr. Asa Simpson, aged 77 years, died at his home in Midway Wednesday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Simpson came to this county from Hancock and lived here virtuall all his life.
Surviving him are ten children, all of whom are well nown in Milledeville and Baldwin county. Mr. Simpson was a veteran of the civil war, a member of the Baptist church and a stable citizen who will be missed. To the family many friends extend sympathy.
The funeral was held at the residence and the interment was at Harrison cemetery in Hancock county.
May 29, 1914
ERNEST HANDLEY KILLED FRIDAY. Well Known Young Man Shot In Deplorable Tragedy by Charles Couch At State Sanitarium.
Last Friday night, about 9 o'clock, Earnest A. Handley, a well known young man of Milledgeville, with a splendid reputation, was shot and mortally wounded by Charles Couch, an employe of the state Sanitarium. The tragedy occurred just in front of the main building of the institution and was a shock to this entire section, especially in view of the record young Handley was making as an industrious boy, a member of the which was given him immediately at Sunday school worker. He was a strong, robust youth, just 22 years old, leaves father and mother and one brother and three sisters, all younger than he.
Handley died Saturday afternoon, despite the best medical attention, which was given him immediately at the sanitarium.
Couch made his escape and has not yet been apprehended, though it is understood that every effort is being made to located him. Three other men with arrested Monday charged with having part in the affair, George Edwards, C. E. Ledbetter and Jim Snow. Edwards and Snow were released Wednesday.
According to a report of the affair it, appears that Handley had spent the evening at the Sanitarium upon the invitation of a young lady to whom Ledbeter had been paying some attention and after the crowd had dispersed for the evening a few boon companions approached Handley and advised him to leave the sanitarium grounds and stay away. Handle remonstrated, according to the story, declaring that unless authoritative restrictions were thrown around him he would continue to visit the place whereupon Ledbetter quarreled with him and in this be was backed up by Couch who carried the affair to blows.
Handley, it is stated threw him don, and just about this juncture and auto driven by Roger Montgomery, whom Handley had engaged to bring him back to the city, arrived on the scene and Handley got up and apparently started toward the car. Witnesses stated that Couch then again grabbed Handley, who caught him and held his head under his arm. In this position Couch reached back, seized his pistol, placed it against Handley's stomach and fired.
Handley staggered, exclaiming he was shot, and there was an immediate dispersion of the crowd, but medical aid was summoned at once and Handley taken to the operation room where the most skilled physicians worked with him declaring from the first he had but little chance of recovery and Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock he died. Coroner C. Newton held an inquest Saturday might, the jury charging Couch with murder and C. E. Ledbetter as accessory before the fact.
After the funeral Sunday afternoon, which was conducted by Rev. Elam F. Dempsey, the remains were taken to the old family home at Cairo Georgia, where the interment took place. To the family scores of friends have extended sincere sympathy, and the entire affair is greatly deployed here and at the state sanitarium.
July 24, 1914
NEGROES KILLED IN PISTOL DUEL
Liquor And Pistols Play Havoc With Colored Brothers In Fight Last Sunday Morning.
As the result of a pistol fight in the western part of Baldwin county last Sunday morning, about 2 o'clock, one negro, Henry Finney is dead, Tom Hill is in jail, and Sam Richardson is expected to die. Six brothers, three on a side, were engaged in the difficulty, which according to the evidence, was occasioned by a dispute over ten cents change in a liquor trade.
Coroner C. I. Newton empaneled a jury which laid the blame for the killing of Henry Finney on Tom Hill and he is now behind the bars. According to the evidence a small war was engaged in by the participants, about thirty shots being fired. It is alleged that the liquor was sold by Sam Richardson to George Finney, but it now seems as if Sam Hill will sell no more.
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.
August 14, 1914
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Following an illness of several months, J. W. Etheridge, 80 years of age, died yesterday at the Macon hospital. He is survived by two sons, J. E. Etheridge, of Macon, and I. W. Etheridge, of St. Louis, Mo., besides his two daughters, Mrs. L. Pierce and Miss Fannie Etheridge. The family came to Macon about four years ago from Milledgeville.
The body was taken yesterday afternoon to Coopersville, where the funeral and interment will take place today.
October 3, 1914
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Mrs. Sallie Temple, 55 years of age, died yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. H. Burkett, 521 Oak street, from a stroke of paralysis sustained early yesterday morning. While she had been in ill health for several years her death was unexpected. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Burkett, but no other members of her immediate family.
About twenty years ago Mrs. Temple came to Macon from Milledgeville and since that time had made her home here. She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist church and had many friends who will learn with sincere regret of her death.
The body will be taken this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock to Milledgeville, where the funeral and interment will take place.
October 18, 1914
~excerpt~WILLIAMSON - FULLBRIGHT. The wedding of Miss Clifford Williamson and Joseph Fullbright was beautifully solemized Thursday evening, October 15, at the Methodist church, Browns, Ga. ..wedding march was rendered by Miss Ethel Brown, of Milledgeville...Rev. S. H. Dimon performing the ceremony. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Berta Williamson, as maid of honor; Misses Martha Scogin and Mary Williamson as bridesmaids. Willard Williamson, brother of the bride and W. V. Morrow, of Camak, were groomsmen. Johnson Brown and Milton Webb were ushers
The bride entered with her sister, meeting the groom and his best man, Fred Chandler, at the altar.........The attractive bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
P. W. Williamson ..groom is one of the best known railroad men on the Georgia road....happy couple left for their future home in Atlanta.
Among the wedding guests were Mrs. Cecil Allen, of Hardeeville, S.C.; Mrs. D. P. Jordan, of Camak; W. W. Darden, of Union Point, and E. S. Epps, of Augusta.
October 30, 1914
Mrs. R. D. Smith, aged 73 years died at the home of her son, Mr. R. G. Smith, just across the river, Tuesday night after a prolonged illness, which, however was not deemed serious for the time being. Her death removes one of the best known and highly estimable ladies of the old regime and sympathy is extended to the entire family by many friends.
She is survived by four sons, Messrs. R. G. Smith, L. D. Smith, Will Smith and C. C. Smith, and one daughter Mrs. Nannie Hardy. The funeral was held from the residence, Rev. S. H. Dimon conducting the ceremonies, and interment was in the city cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
November 6, 1914
Mr. Joseph T. Cook well known in Milledgeville and Baldwin county, died at this home in east Baldwin Saturday night.
Mr. Cook was one of this county's most prominent farmers and scores of friends will learn with sadness of his death and join the family in their sorrow.
The funeral services were held in Milledgeville, Rev. D. W. Brannen officiating. The remains were interred in the city cemetery.
November 6, 1914
Mr. Goodloe Beck, well known here, died at his home in Midway Wednesday and the remains were taken to Ivey, Georgia for interment yesterday morning, interment being in the family burial ground there. Rev. Harold Major conducting the services.
Mr. Beck was abaout 45 years of age, and is survived by his wife, father and mother, and several other near relatives to whom sincere sympathy is extended.
December 11, 1914
Mrs. M. A. Barnes, age 73 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hiram Johns, in Wilkinson county, Saturday morning.
While Mrs. Barnes had been in feeble health for several months her death came somewhat unexpected and was on a visit to her
daughter at the time she died. She had lived at Midway for many years and was well known in Milledgeville and Baldwin county.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. B. Richardson of this county, Mrs. Joe Dunham, of Midway, and Mrs. Hiram
Johns, of Wilkinson county, also one son, Mr. Homer Barnes, residing in east Baldwin.
The remains were interred in the city cemetery in Milledgeville Sunday afternoon. Rev. Harold Major conducted the funeral service
December 31, 1914
The Augusta Chronicle
KILLED BY HIS SON.J. J. Carr, Aged Fifty, Attacked Wife and Sister, and Was Shot to Death by His Son, George Carr. Special to The Chronicle. Milledgeville, Ga., Dec. 30. - J. J. Carr, about fifty years of age, and merchant at Carrs Station, twelve miles from Milledgeville, was shot and instantly killed, about 3 o'clock this afternoon by his son, George Carr, in defense of his mother and widowed sister, Mr. Goodloe Beck, according to information received here tonight.
Mrs. Beck, who lives in Milledgeville, left here this afternoon at 2 o'clock to visit her parents and a little twelve year old son of Mrs. Beck returned on train reaching here at 5:40 to report killing to relatives, stating that the grandfather of child attacked his and grandmother immediately upon their arrival and that his son, George Carr, came to the defense of them both by killing his own father.
J. J. Carr, the dead man, is well known in this section. He was a man of considerable means. According to information received here, Carr was drinking heavily at the time he was killed.
January 21, 1915
Milledgeville Man Brought Here to Escape Violence.
In a closed automobile in the custody of Deputy Sheriffs Clifford E. Polk, an employe of the state sanitarium at Milledgeville, who murdered his wife Tuesday, was rushed to Macon yesterday morning and placed in the county jail. This step was taken as a precauction against violence being done the prisioner, since there is considerable feeling in the matter in Baldwin county.
Polk is said to have had a dispute with his wife over certain domestic affairs which led to the shooting. He fired three shots at his wife, two of them taking effect. She died instantly. Polk is said to have attempted to kill himself after the trafedy, but was prevented from doing so by his two brothers. Polk is 35 years of age.
When place in the Bibb county jail yesterday he had no statement to make relative to the shooting, but appeared to be greatly relieved over being away from the angered people of Baldin county.
See November 30, 1918
January 29, 1915
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs. George S. Carpenter died at her home at Cooperville January 26, following an extended illness. Besides her father, five brothers and four sisters, she is survived by three children. They are Miss Beulah Branan, Robert Branan and George S. Carpenter. The interment was made at the family burying ground.
February 25, 1915
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Shocked To Death When He Touches Foundry Drop Cord. Prominent Young Man of Baldwin County Is Killed Instantly at Milledgeville. James Stembridge, the Victim.
Had Been Married Only a Year - Funeral To Be Today.
Milledgeville, Feb. 24. James W. Stembridge, age 24 years, and one of the best-known young men of Baldwin county, was accidentally electrocuted this morning at 10 o'clock while handling a drop cord in the electric lighting system of Bolin's iron foundry. His death was instant. Several hours were spent in an effort to resuscitate the man, but failed.
Stembridge, who is proprietor of the Stembridge Electric company, of this city, was called to the foundry this morning to inspect and repair some of the lights. While handling one of the drop cords he received the shock that caused his death.
The death of Mr. Stembridge is deplored throughout this section. He was a member of one of the most prominent families here and had been married less than one year. His wife is a daughter of Chief Track Inspector West, of the Georgia railroad. The uncle of the dead man is ordinary of Baldwin county.
The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from the Stembridge home, Rev. R. A. Edmondson, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be at the family burying ground here.
March 7, 1915
The Macon Daily Telegraph
EIGHT-YEAR-OLD CHILD CRUSHED BY AUTO TRUCK. Little Girl Had Fallen From Coupling Pole.
Milledgeville, March 6 - Rebecca Edwards, 8- year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Edwards, was run over and crushed to death this evening t 6:10 o'clock by a heavily loaded cotton truck, when she attempted to ride on the coupling pole between the first and second of five trucks being drawn by a traction engine. Her neck was broken and the body was badly mangled.
The traction engine was moving slowly through the streets, near the Georgia depot, pulling five trucks on which was a total of forty bales of cotton. The little Edwards girl was at the depot with a party of young people and seeing the truck and engine ran out alone and jumped on the coupling pole. She lost her balance and fell, two wheels of the truck passing over her body. Her death was instant.
The truck and engine are owned by the R. H. McComb Transfer company. No blame is placed on them for the accident.
The funeral and interment will take place this afternoon at the Milledgeville cemetery. Besides her parents, the child is survived by two brothers and one sister.
April 6, 1915
Bearl Folsom was shot and killed by Stevemore Mason, Jr., last Sunday afternoon. Mason used a hot gun, the shot taking effect in Folsom's stomach. He lived until Monday morning. Mason has not been arrested, having fled from the shooting.
April 13, 1915
Mr. Elbert Cheatham of Macon and Miss Lucille Blackwell of this city were united in marriage late Saturday afternoon in this city, Rev. Harold Major performing the ceremony. Mr. Cheatham is the son of Dr. A. T. Cheatam of Macon, and is a former student of G. M. C. Miss Blackwell is the daughter of Mr. J. P. Blackwell. The contracting parties have many friends in this city who wish them all happiness.
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 anesthesia. 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.
May 25, 1915
CHARLES G. GATES A YOUNG WHITE MAN SHOT AND KILLED BY HIS WIFE SAT. NIGHT.
Coroner's Jury Holds Inquest and Renders a Verdict of Justifyable Homice.
Charles G. Gates a young white man, 24 years old, in the employ of the Oconee Brick and Tile Co. was shot and killed by his wife Saturday night about 10:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Gates was before her marriage 5 years ago, Miss Lester Shores and lived near Gordon, Ga.
Young Gates and his wife were uptown Saturday night in the best of spirits and attended the picture show. After the show they went to the store of Mr. B. N. Morrison where they made a number of purchases. Mr. Morrison carried them to their home near the Brick plant in his automobile abut 10:00. After reaching their home Gates became enraged with one of his children, a little girl about three years old, because she was crying for candy, and struck the child several blows with his fist bruising her face and losing her front teeth. When Mrs. Gates attempted to interpose he threatened to kill her, and started for a Colt pistol, which was lying on the bed. Mrs. Gates beat her husband to the pistol and shot him twice, one shot taking effect in the left of his back the other passing through the left arm, in which Gates was holding his child and entering the left side.
Dr. Hall was summoned to the scene reaching the house a short while before Gates died. Just before his death he in a statement justified his wife to taking his life.
A Coroner's jury composed of B. B. Adams, L. D. Smith, W. F. Baumgertel, J. W. Roberts, T. J. Thomas and J. L. Barnes was secured by Coroner Newton early Sunday morning. After hearing the evidence the jury rendered a verdic of justifiable homicide.
The body of young Gates was taken in charge by Jos. A. Moore, undertaker and carried to Stevens' Pottery at 11:40 over the Central Railroad Sunday morning. Mrs. Gates and her two children accompanied the remains. The funeral services of Mr. Gates were conducted by Rev. Mr. Butler Monday at 11 o'clock and the burial took place at Camp Creek cemetery.
May 25, 1915
Mrs. S. B. Faulkner, 44 years old, died at her home in Milledgeville yesterday at 3 o'clock. The body arrived in Macon last night and was carried to Hart's undertaking parlors. The body will be carried to Towns, Ga., today at 10:30 over the Southern Railroad, where interment will take place.
June 26, 1915
Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs F. P. Ivey, aged 47 years died yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at her residence 264 Washington avenue, following an illness of two or three months.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Ivey is survived by one son and two daughters.
The body will be taken to D(P)ancras at 6:45 o'clock this morning over the Central of Georgia railway and the funeral and interment will be held there.
June 29, 1915
The friends of Mr. W. H. Hall of this city will be interested in the announcement that he will be married to Miss Kate Green of Beuna Vista, Ga., on June 21. Mr. Hall left Tuesday for Buena Vista, in an auto. He was accompanied by his brothers, Mr. L. C. Hall and Dr. T. M. Hall.
The wedding will take place at 9 a.m., the ceremony being performed by Rev. J. B. McGehee of Beuna Vista.
Mr. and Mrs. Hall will return to this city after their marriage.
July 2, 1915
MRS. LUCY HURT DIED THURSDAY AFTERNOON. Funeral Services of Mother of Joel Hurt Will Be Held This Afternoon
Mrs. Lucy Apperson Hurt, aged 94, and one of Atlanta's best loved women, died at the residence of her son, Joel Hurt, 85 Elizabeth street, Inman Park, Thursday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock. She is survived by her son, one brother, N. E. W. Long, of Hurtsboro, Ala., and one sister, Mrs. M.A. Jackson, of Montgomery,Ala.
Mrs. Hurt was the daughter of Colonel N.W. Long of Baldwin county, Georgia. She was born May 11, 1822, six miles from Milledgeville, Ga.
She married the late Joel Hurt when but sixteen years old. at the time of her marriage she was living with her parents on Uchee creek. Mr. Hurt was attending a Baptist revival near the Long plantation and after a courtship which lasted a little over two months the marriage took place.
Mother of Eleven Children
Mrs Hurt was the mother of eleven children, all of whom are dead but her son in Atlanta. They were Nimrod, Charles, Emma, Elisha, Sarah, Joel, Louise, George, James, Frances and an infant who was never named.
Her eldest son, Nimrod, served in the civil war under General Bragg and was killed in a battle at Tupelo, Miss.
Elisha, the second son, was in the Forty-fifth Alabama regiment and was wounded July 22, 1864, at Atlanta.
Following her marriage Mrs. Hurt lived at her father's plantation on Uchee creek for ten years. After that they moved to Olivet, where they lived eight years and later Hurt established Hurtsboro.
At the time the war broke out Mr. Hurt was strongly opposed to secession. He held that the differences between the north and the south should be settled in legislative halls and not by the sword.
Sends Sons to War
When Alabama seceded be sent his two sons to enlist, stating that he would in all probability follow them.
He was seriously injured in a buggy accident after that and within a short time died.
Mrs. Hurt, living to the age of 94, lives up to a characteristic of her family. She had two aunts who equaled her in longevity and one aunt who lived to be 96 years old.
Both the Hurt and the Long families were prominently connected in the states of Alabama and Georgia. Mrs. Hurt was one of the best known women of Atlanta and enjoyed a host of friends throughout the south. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the residence of Joe Hurt on Elizabeth street, Dr. W. F. Glenn officiating.
Interment will take place in Oakland cemetery.
July 11, 1915
~excerpt~TRY THREE MURDER CASES.... Milledgeville, July 10....and Grover Brookins will be tried for cutting Frank Devereux to death at Stevens Pottery about six weeks ago....
See July 27, 1915
July 20, 1915
Rev. J. T.Burnley died at his home in Midway this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. He was 75 years of age. He leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters. Mr. Burnley had been sick for only a few days and his death is quite a shock to his relatives and friends.
He has lived in this city for a number of years and has a large circle of friends in the city and county who extend their sympathy to the family in their grief.
July 21, 1915
SHOOTS WOMAN, THEN SELF. Henry Curtis, Milledgeville Negro, Fatally Wounds Negress, Then Kills Himself.
Milledgeville, July 20. One negro is dead and a negress is fatally wounded as the result of a shooting which occurred in a negro settlement here, when Henry Curtis shot and fatally wounded Sylvia Pearson and then turned the gun on himself, inflicting wounds from which he died instantly.
July 27, 1915
Death of Jack Brooks. Jack Brooks, an old, ante-bellum and one of Baldwin county's best known negroes, died at his home in Midway last Friday night. His funeral services were held Saturday afternoon and burial took place at the Midway cemetery. The following white citizens acted as pall bearers: Messrs. D. S. Sanford, W. W. Stembridge, Joe Wooten, Dan Sanford, Oscar Stembridge and B. B. Adams, Jr.
Jack served all during the civil war with the Confederate army, going war with his young "massa" and was always true and loyal to the people of the South. He loved a Confederate officer with a devotion that was seldom been seen. He was always ready to serve them. He frequently attended the re-unions of the old soldiers and none of them enjoyed living over the scenes of the war as did he. During recent years he was the janitor at the city hall.
Jack had many white friends who respected him on account of his loyalty to them. He never missed an opportunity to place flowers on the grave of a Confederate dead who had no one else to pay tribute to his memory.
July 27, 1915
~excerpt~Two Busy Weeks For Superior Court Reconvenes Aug. 2. Many Civil and Criminal Cases Were Disposdd of During The July Term of Court.....
State vs. Grover Brookins, murder verdict of voluntary manslaughter to fifteen years in penitenary.
August 11, 1915
Mrs.Emma Smith, aged 27 years, died at her residence, seven miles east of the city, at one o'clock Tuesday after an illness of nine weeks. Her health had been declining for about two years. Besides her husband, Mr. E. Smith, she is survived by two sons and one daughter, Curtis and Heyward Smith and Rena Smith; her father, Mr. Marshall Youngblood, of Baldwin county, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. June Chambers, of Milledgeville; Mrs. Sallie Watson, of Dublin, Ga.; three brothers,William, Charles and Cornelius Youngblood, of Baldwin County, Ga. The interment took place at New Prospect church this afternoon at one o'clock. The funeral services will take place later, according to the old custom of holding funerals.
August 12, 1915
Mrs. Myrick, Milledgeville. Milledgeville, Ga. August 11 - (Special) The death of Mrs. J. E. Myrick occurred at her home in this city on Monday evening and was a great shock to her family and friends. She was a native of Alabama and was closely connected with some of the old and prominent families of that state. She leaves a husband, J. E. Myrick; three daughters, Miss Annie Myrick,of this city; Mrs. W. H. Barron, of Round Oak; Mrs. J. E. Connell, of Albany, and Messrs. D.P., W. S., and T. A. Myrick, of this city. The funeral services were held here yesterday.
August 15, 1915
Macon Daily Telegraph
Joseph A. Moore, president of the Funeral Directors' Association of Georgia, is one of the most progressive and well-liked citizens of Milledgeville. Born at Sharon, December 18, 1888, he attended the public schools in that little city, later attending the Southern College of Embalming at Augusta, from which institution he graduated in 1905. He commenced his active business career at Sharon, but moved to Milledgeville in 1909.
Mr. Moore is a member of the Baptist church, Knight Templar, head of the Masonic lodge, and in addition, is an officer in other Masonic lodges.
August 20, 1915
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Stevens' Pottery Girl Weds. Eugene W. Etheridge, of Atlanta, and Miss Addie Lee Echols, of Stevens' Pottery, were united in marriage at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon by Dr. W. M. Ainsworth, pastor of the Mulberry Street Methodist church, at his home on Mulberry street. The couple was unattended.
Mrs. Etheridge is the daughter ofF. A. Echols, of Stevens' Pottery, and is an attractive young woman.
The couple left for Atlanta on the 5 o'clock train and will make their home in that city.
August 28, 1915
JAMES - ANDREWS WEDDING. Milledgeville, Ga. August 24 - The morning hour made a most pleasing picture for the wedding of Miss Genie E. James and Mr. Arthur J. Andrews, which occurred Tuesday, August 24th at the home of the bride's parents. The affair was one of the most brilliant functions of the season. The entire house, which was beautifully decorated with ferns and garden flowers, was given over to the guest.
At 10 o'clock Miss Annie E. James entered the parlor escorting Miss Alice H. West to the piano. Then to the strains of Mendelsshon's Wedding March, the party entered.
First appeared the bridegroom, accompanied by the best man, Mr. W. H. Norman of Savannah. Then came the bride, with her sister, Miss Roberta James. The four formed a semi-circle amid ferns and flowers after which the strains of the wedding march died away and Lange's "Flower Song" was heard faintly during the impressive ring ceremony which was performed by Rev. E. W. Walker, pastor to the bride.
Delicious refreshments were served before the couple donned their traveling clothes and left for their East Anderson street home in Savannah.
The bride was remarkably charming in a gown of white taffeta, beautifully combined with silk lace and tulle. Her tulle veil which was held in place by a bandeau of flowers fell softly over it. The gown worn by Miss Roberta James was of soft white silk, very artistically trimmed with silk shadow and tiny frills of liberty satin ribbon.
Miss Alice West was attractive as she appeared in a gown of while silk crepe de chine with silk shadow lace and frills of satin taffeta ribbon. A very stunning picture was presented by Miss Annie James in a costume of baby silk crep de chine, with a fichu of silk lace and a short sash of blue satin ribbon.
Those from Savannah who attended the wedding were Miss Mabel Durden and her sister, Mrs. H. G. Young, Messrs. W. H. Norman and Richard Wright.
The bride is one of the leading young women of Milledgeville and a graduate of Atlanta University. For a number of years she has taught in the city schools of Rome. The bridegroom is an efficient mail carrier of Savannah.
January 7, 1916
Mrs. Wheeler, Scottsboro
Milledgeville, Ga., January 6 - (Special) Mrs. Simon Wheeler died at her home in Scottsboro, near this city, Thursday night.
She was the grandmother of F. W. Hendrickson, a well known peach grower of that section, and had lived here several years, coming here from Indiana with her husband, who died several years ago.
She was 91 years of age. She was buried in the cemetery here.
January 24, 1916
WHITE- On Saturday, January 22, 1916 at her daughter's residence, Louisa K. Locke, 5322 Blair road, HENRIETTA A.WHITE, in her eighty-fifth year.
Funeral at Milledgeville Ga., on Wednesday, January 26.
February 1, 1916
HENRY BOWEN A NEGRO SHOT AND KILLED. Tom Warren, Another Negro, Who Did the Shooting Was Justitied by Coroner's Jury.
Henry Bowen, a negro, was shot and killed by Tom Warren another negro, in the northern portion of the city last Saturday night. Immediately after the shooting, Warren surrendered to Sheriff Terry, claiming that he was justifable in wha he had dne.
Coroner Newton held the inquest and sas there was no witnesses, Warren made a statement. he claimed that he heard some one at one of the windows and called out to the intruder and asked who he was. He made the demand three times and receiving not answer he shot the negro with a thirty-eight colts pistol.
The jury rendered a verdict justifying Warren.
February 24, 1916
DR. MARK JOHNSTON
DIED LAST EVENING; LIVED HERE 14 YEARS
Dr. Mark Johnston, age 67 years, died last night at 10 o'clock at the residence, 65 Ontario avenue.
Dr. Johnston is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kate Johnston; one sister, Mrs. Oliver White, of Atlanta; a brother, Malcolm Johnston, of Marietta, and a brother-in-law, W.S. Myrick, of Atlanta.
Dr. Johnston was born in Alabama and had lived in Atlanta since about 1902. For the past fifteen years he had not been actively engaged in the practice of his profession.
When Dr. Johnston was quite young the family moved to Georgia and settled in Milledgeville, where Dr. Johnston grew up and practiced medicine for a number of years. He entered politics in the early eighties and during 1884 and 1886 was representative to the legislature. For several years he was field superintendent of the Empire Life Insurance Company of Atlanta. He had many friends throughout the state.
February 25, 1916
The Atlanta Constitution
Johnston-The friends of Dr. and Mrs. Mark Johnston, Mrs. O. T. White, Mr. Malcolm Johnston, of Marietta, GA and Mr. W. S. Myrick are invited to attend the funeral of Dr. Mark Johnston this (Friday) morning at 10:30 o'clock from the residence, 85 E. Ontario avenue, West End Park. The interment will take place in Milledgeville, Ga. the funeral party leaving the Terminal station at 12:30 PM via the Central of Georgia railway. Barclay and Brandon Co., funeral directors in charge.
(submitted by Paula Girouard )
February 29, 1916
The Atlanta Constitution
FORMER MILLEDGEVILLE MAYOR PASSES AWAY. Milledgeville, Ga. February 28 (Special) Peter J. Cline, age 70, ex-mayor of Milledgeville, died early Monday morning at his residence after a short illness of pneumonia.
His funeral will be held from the Catholic church tomorrow at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Cline for a number of years was the leading dry goods merchant of this city and was one of the city's most public-spirited citizens. No man in this community had a wider acquaintance or more friends.
He is survived by twelve children: Hugh, Theodore, John, Lewis, Herbert, Misses Mary, Kate, Regina, Agnes, of Milledgeville;Peter J. Kline, of Atlanta; Frank Cline, of Elberton, and Dr. Bernard Cline, of the medical staff of the Georgia State sanitarium.
March 8, 1916
Many Trees Blown Down and Stores Flooded
Milledgeville, Ga., March 7 (Special) A hard hailstorm with strong, damaging wind and a torrential downpour of rain occurred in Milledgeville this afternoon. Dr. W. A. Ellison'sresidence in the city was damaged by a falling tree. Many other trees were blown down in the city. The storm was so violent that water beat through roofs and windows and damaged goods in many of the stores. There was an overflow of the surface sewers and cellars, and business houses were flooded.
At the state sanitarium the storm was fierce, blowing out several windows in the center building. No loss of life has been reported. The storm came from the northwest. All telephone connections with the county are cut off. The Oconee river is rising very fast.
April 11, 1916
MARRIED - Mr. Frank Moore, of Baldwin County and Miss Nina Newsome of Jones County, were united in Marriage Sunday by Mr. J. R. Andrews. The marriage took place at the home of Mr. Andrews. They commence life with the best wishes of many friends.
April 25, 1916
DEATH OF MR. J. T. ELLIS. Mr. J. T. Ellis did at his home in East Baldwin, at about 5 o'clock last Wednesday afternoon. He was 72 years of age, and was one of the best known and most successful farmers of the county.
The funeral services took place at the residence Thursday afternoon. Rev. Harold Major officiating, and the interment took place in the family cemetery.
May 23, 1916
A Negro Killed. Alonzo Goddard, a negro from Haddock Station, was shot and killed by Robt. Christian, a white manon last Thursday afternoon about six o'clock in this city. Christian claimed that the negro was advancing on him with a knifre when he was shot. Two shots were fired both taking effect and killing Goddard immediately.
Coroner Newton held an inquest the jury bringing in a verdict of justifable homicide.
Christian who had been arrested was released Friday morning.
June 18, 1916
The Macon Daily Telegraph
The wedding of Miss Ruby Stevens and Mr. Charles Hurt Cone, of Atlanta, was solemnized at the First Methodist church, Griffin, Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock. The church was beautifully decorated in Easter lilies and southern smilax, together with numbers of white tapers. Just before the ceremony, Mr. Solon Druken Miller sang the "Heart of You," and "I Love Thee," Miss Aline Cumming presided at the organ.
To strains of the wedding march, the bridal party entered from the rear, the bride with her father, Mr. John H. Stevens. The bridegroom entered with his best man, Mr. Wesley Cone, of Augusta. Miss Mary Davis, of Decatur, was maid-of-honor, and Mrs. Lee C. Manley, matron of honor. The briesmaids were Miss Oliva Brown, of Griffin; Miss Kate Cone, of Atlanta; Miss Valeria Allen, of Elberta, and Mrs. T. O. Tabor, of Elberton.
The ushers were Mr. Frank Leavett, of Atlanta; Mr Emmett Barnes, of Macon; Mr. Frank Fraser, of Nashville, and Col. O. R. Horton, of Milledgeville. Miss Mary Alice Thomas and Miss Marian Gresham were ribbon girls, and Miss Alice Searcy, the flower girl. They entered with John Stevens Manley and Benjamin Brown. Hillary Wynne was the ring bearer. The ceremony was performed by Dr. W. N. Ainsworth, of Macon.
A large and beautiful reception followed immediately after the ceremony at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee C. Manley. Receiving with Mr. and Mrs. Manley were the bridal party, together with Mrs. J. H. Stevens, mother of the bride. Those assisting he hostess were Mrs. Augustus C. Buise, Mrs. Benjamine R. Brown, Mrs. T. Hillary Wynne, MRs. Augustus Oxford, Mrs. John V. Chunn, Mrs. Richard Deane, Miss Marjorahays Wolcott, Miss Margarett Blakely, Miss Mary Bass and Miss Marianna Sears. Mr. and Mrs. Cone left for their bridal trip to the east and north Friday morning.
June 20 1916
Mr. Leroy W. Tinsley died at his home in Macon Thursday morning at 7:45 o'clock, and the funeral services were held Friday afternoon.
Mr. Tinsley was a son of the late Capt. Howard Tinsley and was born and reared in Milledgeville. He removed from this city to Macon more that twenty yearss ago. He is well remembered here by a large number of friends who regret his death.
June 20 1916
Mrs. Elizabeth E. Hardy, of Milledgeville, Ga., announces the engagement of her daughter, Bessie Marie Ennis, to Mr. William Jordan Marshall, of College Park, Ga., formerly of Ninety-six S. C., the wedding to talke place in August at the house of the bride's brother.
July 4, 1916
~excerpt~ Wild Bill Williams, of moonshine fame, will be tried on an indictment charging hime with the murder of a negro by the name of Eli Wells, the killing took place some months ago on the place of Mr. E. E. Bass on the East side of the river.
July 18, 1916
Wild Bill Williams Found Not Guilty.
Wild Bill Williams, was tried on the charge of murder in the Superior Court last week, and the verdict of the jury was not guilty.
Williams was charged with shooting and killing a negro b the name of Eli Mills (Wells) last year. The case was called Wednesday morning, and was concluded during the day. Williams was defended by Col. Hunt of Sparta, and the pros and the prosecution was conducted by Solictor Campbell.
September 9, 1916
The Macon Daily Telegraph
DEATH COMES TO C. A. IVEY AS HE IS BUSY HAULING HAY.
Prominent Farmer Suddenly Expires Near Butler While He Is at Work in the Field. Sixty-five Years old.
Butler, Sept. 8 - C. A. Ivey, a citizen of Butler, 65 years old, was stricken while in the field hauling hay this morning and died this afternoon. He came from Baldwin county several years ago and was an upright, honest citizen. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made A wife and several children survive him.
(Note: 66 years old and buried Salem Baptist Churchyard, Baldwin County)
September 5, 1916
Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs W. J. Hysler expired suddenly yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at her home, 209 Reid street. She was 66 years of age and besides her husband leaves two sons C. E. and W. F. Hysler; two daughters, Mrs. G. L. Hay and Mrs. J. O. McKinney, also one brother and one sister. Member of Second Baptist church. Lived Macon eight years, coming from Milledgeville, where body taken for funeral and interment.
(Note - son Edgar, age 19, died Jan. 1914, buried Fort Hill cemetery, Macon)
September 10, 1916
The Columbus Enquirer-Sun
DEATH OF MRS. RUSSELL BONE OF MILLEDGEVILLE.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Wellborne left yesterday for Milledgeville, being called there on account of the death of Mrs. Russell Bone, a sister of Mrs. Wellborn.
Mrs. Bone was formerly Miss Annie McKinley and was the daughter of Mr. Grey C. McKinley of Milledgeville. She has often visited here as the guest of her sister, when she was a young lady and on these occasions she made many friends.
She was a lovely, attractive young woman who drew friends to her among young and old. She has been married only a short while.
Her illness has been prolonged for some weeks and she made a brave struggle for life. Her said death occurred yesterday morning, she having given her young life for the little babe which preceded her to the grave.
Mrs. Wellborn returned Friday morning from the bedside of her sister who was pronounced better, but was recalled to Milledgeville yesterday morning, stating that she had passed away.
The sorrowing relatives of this beautiful character have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in Columbus in the death of this beloved member of the family.
October 31, 1916
Mrs. Chauncey Medlin whose home was near the Georgia State Sanitarium, was found dead in her bed about dark Sunday evening by Mr. Medlin, when he returned from his work at the Sanitarium. On the pillow near her head was found a bottle of chloroform about two-thirds empty.
An inquest was held by Coroner Newton, and the verdict of the jury was that Mrs. Medlin's death was due to the execissive use of chloroform. She had previously used the medicine for the relief of headache and it is presumed that on this occasion she had fallen asleep, leaving the bottle uncorked and had inhaled an excess of the drug.
Mrs. Medlin, before her marriage was Miss Florence Wood. She is survived by her husband and two small children.
November 8, 1916
The Augusta Chronicle
Mr.S. D. MAXWELL DEAD AT MILLEDGEVILLE HOME. Gentleman Who Was Well Known Throughout Middle Georgia. Special to The Chronicle
Milledgeville, Ga. Nov. 7. S. D. Maxwell, age sixty, well known throughout middle Georgia, died at his home here Saturday night. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon with Masonic rites. The interment was in the City Cemetery.
November 14, 1916
Mr. Frank Anderson and Miss Annie Smith were united in Marriage last Tuesday evening Nov. 7th.
The wedding took place at the Midway parsonage, Rev. Mr. Sanborn, performed of the Midway church officiating.
Mr. Anderson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Anderson of this county and is employed at the State Sanitarium.....
Miss Smith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Smith of this county....
....make their home in Midway near the Sanitarium
December 5, 1916
The daily papers of the state carried the following announcement:
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Stembridge of Milledgeville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mae, to Mr. F. D. Holsenbeck, the marriage to take place at home, December 26th, 1916.
December 5, 1916
Mr. John T. Brown and Miss Dora Bell Stroud were quietly married at the manse of the Presbyterian church, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25th, Dr. S. W. Brannen officiating.
Both of these young people have a large circle of friends who wish for them a long and happy life in the new relation into which they have entered. Both bride and groom are natives of this county, having resided near Brown's Crossing.
December 5, 1916
~excerpt~ Miss Kate Braxley and Rev. George Adolphus, of Atlanta, were united in marriage Thursday morning at half-past ten o'clock. Dr. D. W. Brannen officiating...at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Miller.
...future home in Atlanta.
Macon, Ga., December 15 - (Special) Walter Crawford Stevens, of Stevens Pottery, Ga., died at the home of Dr. Stapler, on High street, yesterday morning, following an extended illness, his death brining to an end the career of one of Georgia's most substantial business men.
Mr. Stevens was a pioneer manufacturer of clay products and was one of the organizers of Stevens Bros. & Co;, of Stevens Pottery, Ga.; of H. Stevens Sons Co., and of the Citizens National Bank of Macon, and served as president of these organizations. Desiring to devote all of his time to Stevens Pottery, he resigned the other presidencies.
Death came on the forty-sixth anniversary of his wedding. He was 71 years of age. His wife, who survives him, was Miss Emmie Davis, of Covington. He also leaves two daughters, Mrs. M. M. Stapler and Mrs. B. Sanders Walker, of Macon; two brothers, J. H. Stevens, of Stevens Pottery, and W. P. Stevens, of Macon, and three sisters.
The interment was at Riverside cemetery this morning at 10 o'clock. The funeral was private.
February 23, 1917
Mrs. Mariah King, one of the most widely and favorable known women in Milledgeville, died at her home on South Wayne street at eight o'clock Tuesday night from pneumonia.
Before her death, Mrs. King had been seriously ill but just a few days and it was not until Monday that her condition was considered serious by her attending physicians, her illness at that time having reached an acute stage.
Mrs. King was 51 years of age at the time of her death, having been born and reared in Baldwin county where she has resided all of her life. Before her marriage to Dr. King, deceased, she was Miss Mariah Vinson, of the Montpelier church community. She is survived ny four children, Mrs. J. O. Bloodworth, Miss Julia Belle Kings, Mr. Wesley King, of this city, Mr. Cosby King, of Detroit, Michigan, and Mr. Vance King, of Macon, and also one brother and one sister, Mr. Thomas Vinson, of Cochran, and Mrs. C. B. Scott, of this city.
The many friends of the family will extend their heartfelt sympathy in the passing away of Mrs. King, loved and admiried by her many acquaintances.
The funeral will be held from the residence this morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Dr. T. R. Kindall, interment taking place in the city cemetery.
March 29, 1917
Macon Weekly Telegraph
The Baldwin Blues had to leave eight men at the base hospital on leaving the border. They were Cook Babb, Corp. Harrison, Privates Carnes, Bradbury, F. H. Mills, Stallings and Wood.
April 12, 1917
The Augusta Chronicle
OF MILLEDGEVILLE DEAD
Special to the Chronicle. Milledgeville, Ga. April 11. Mr. W. H. Hunter, storekeeper for the Georgia State Sanitarium, one of the leading citizens of this city, and one of the most favorable known families in Georgia, died suddenly late this afternoon of apoplexy. He was 56 years old, and one of the leading masons of the state.
April 22, 1917
The Augusta Chronicle
JOHN THOMAS WALL PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY. Funeral Services Tuesday Morning at 10 O'clock
Mr.John Thomas Wall, a machinist at the United States Arsenal here for the past sixteen years and one of Augusta's staunchest citizens, died yesterday morning at 1 o'clock, at his residence, 1855 Starnes Street. He was 62 years of age, and had been ill about two weeks.
Mr. Wall was born in Milledgeville, but has spent the last sixteen years in Augusta. He was a member of Woodlawn Lodge No. 81, I.O.O.F., and the Masonic Star Lodge No. 99 of Graniteville, S.C. He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World.
Funeral services will be held from the Crawford Avenue Baptist Church, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Thomas Walker officiating. Interment will be made at Graniteville.
The following gentlemen have been requested to act as pallbearers: Messrs J. R. Goldman, J. F. Holmes, W. L. Rearden, J. L. Quincy, Jr, W. O. Scott and
J. M. Tyce.
Besides his wife, Mrs Mary Catherine Wall, the deceased is survived by five sons, W. W., and W. A. Wall of Augusta; W. E. Wall, of Baths, S.C.; T. A. Wall, of Langley, and J. B. Wall, of Aurora, Ill; one daughter, Mrs. C. A. Smith, of Columbia, S.C.; one brother, Mr. Lafayette Wall, of Hephzipah, and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Ergle, of this city. He also leaves eleven grandchildren.
The automobile funeral procession will leave for Graniteville for interment immediately after the funeral service.
April 24, 1917
Twenty-two soldiers of the Second Georgia infantry who were left at the base hospital at Fort Bliss when the troops returned home, arrived in Macon last night. The were in charge of Sergeant LeRoy F. Smith, of Company D. Every man in the party was glad to be back home again. They arrived in a special car attached to a regular train.
The men had supper at the Metropolitan restaurant, where they were met a short time after their arrival by Col. Thomas, Capt. Wall, Lieutenant Butler and Sergeant Sheehan. Transportation furnished to each man to his home and each will be given time to recuperate.
Those in the party were:
Clifton Babb, Thomas W. Bachelter, Doss Wood, Thomas S. Mills, Frank Harrison, Company E, Milledgeville.
May 6, 1917
The Augusta Chronicle
Baldwin County To Raise Food. Meetings Will Be Held in Every Section of the Country This Afternoon to Arouse Interest of Farmers. Special to The Chronicle
Milledgeville, Ga, May 5. In order to bring about a combined effort to combat the prospective food shortage, a movement has been launched in Milledgeville and Baldwin County to arouse the interest of every farmer and business man to the extent of directly awakening them to the exact state of affairs confronting the people at this time.
Meetings will be held in every section of Baldwin County Sunday afternoon to secure concerted action on the part of the farmers to raise more food crops, the meetings will begin at 3:30 p.m and will be held at the following places, with the list of speakers:
Bethel - G. C. McKinley, M.M. Parks, E. A. Tigner, A. A. Tilley
Brown's - M. S. Bell; W. S. Myrick, K.T. Alfriend
Trilby - J. D. Howard, J. H. Ennis, Rev. J. C. Wilkinson, T. S. Jeanes
Scottsboro - J. A. Sibley, O. M. Conn, J. A Horne, Rev. T. E. Kendall
Black Springs - J. E. Pottle, L. C. Hall, Rev. D. W. Brannen, J. B. O'Quinn
Cooperville - J. T. Allen, J. F. Bell, L. H. Andrews
It is further expected that these men and others interested will see to it that every farmer, white and colored, shall be present at the meeting in his district Sunday afternoon.
It is known that the progressive farmers of the county, without exception, are enthusiastically for the movement of raising more food crops. Among these are Messrs. George W. Underwood, W. W. Moran, Dr. T. F. Brown, C. W. Ennis, G. A. Collins, A. N. Torrance, C. R. Torrance, W. B. Richardson, J. L. Bloodworth, W. A. Huff, G. D. Myrick and many others.
August 17, 1917
ALVA TURNER SHOT BY SHERIFF TERRY. Sheriff's Victim Believed to Have Fired Shot Monday Night that Resulted in Jos. L. Simms' Death Next Night.
Alva Turner, a white man about 27 years of age, was shot and almost instantly killed near Deepstep, in Washington county, by Sheriff Terry, of Baldwin county, about 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
At the time Turner was shot he was resisting arrest on a warrant sworn for him, charging him with carrying a concealed weapon.
While it is said no direct evidence had been obtained identifying Turner as the guilt party, he was strongly suspected as being the man wanted for the crime of shooting Joe Simms, a country merchant operating a small store about 3 miles east of Milledgeville, it being known that he had made it his business to remain in the particular community for several days.
It is said Simms made a habit of carrying several hundred dollars about his place.
This crime with which Turner was suspected as being the guilty party was committed at 8 o'clock Monday night. From the best information obtainable, it seems that the person went to the front door of Simms' store Monday night after the place had been closed and called for the merchant to open the door. Simms responded to the call and when the door was half opened the man leveled a single-barrel gun. Simms slamming the door back shut. At this juncture the party fired the gun through the door, the short inflicting wounds in the left side of Simms' body, from which he died at 1 o'clock Wednesday morning. The purpose of the criminal was to rob the merchant, it is presumed.
Turner, who served a year sentence on the chaingang in Baldwin county about two years ago for theft, was considered a dangerous character and had been noticed about the premises of Simms during the last two or three days. Monday morning he went to a negro house about two miles from Simms' store and ate breakfast. Later during the day, it is said, he stole the negro's gun, presumably to commit the crime.
At the time Turner was shot he was at the home of his father. Sheriff Terry, accompanied by two deputies got out of his automobile a few hundred yards away from the place and slipped upon the accused man. Sheriff Terry approached the back side of the Turner home just before the deputies walked up to the front. Turner, recognizing the deputies ran into the house, grabbed his pistol and attempted to escape though the back. Being approached by the sheriff as he reached the back door, he drew his pistol on the officer while attempting to flee. At this point the sheriff ordered Turner to halt. Turner advanced a few yards further and turned on the sheriff again with his pistol and as he did so the officer opened fire on him with a Winchester rifle, one shot entering the man's arm and another through the head.
Simms, who was shot Monday night, lived less that thirty hours after the difficulty took place. Simms was a native of Stewart county, having moved to Baldwin county about seven years ago.
October 23, 1917
Miss Mae Berry died at the home of her father, Dr. E. P. Berry, at Cooperville, at noon today after an illness of several days with typhoid fever.
The funeral will be held at the residence Wednesday, and the remains will be buried in the cemetery in Milledgeville.
Miss Berry was the youngest daughter of Dr. Berry, and is a sister of Mrs. John C. Ivey, of this city. She was about twenty years of age, and was popular with a large circle of friends who loved her on account of her lovable nature, and sweet character. Her death has caused profound sorrow among those who knew her.
November 23, 1917
SHOOTS SELF AND DIES FROM RESULT. Young Peter Cline Lingold Passed Away Wednesday After Having Accidentally Shot Himself.
Peter Cline Lingold, age fourteen, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Lingold, residing seven miles south of Milledgeville on the Irwinton Road, died Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock of blood poison. This was caused by an accidental gun shot wound which he received two weeks ago. Late one afternoon - it was November the second - young Lingold was returning home from squirrel hunting and on his way stopped for a few moments at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Mary Akeridge. As he picked up his gun to leave, the weapon slipped from his hand dropping on the steps, and discharging, wounded his ankle. Only three hours before his death was his condition considered serious. The sympathies of all who know of this sad occurrence go out to the bereaved parents.
November 27, 1917
A WHITE MAN KILLS NEGRO.
Enoch Martin, a negro, was shot and killed by Mr. Adams, in the southern part of Baldwin county last Wednesday.
Coroner Newton was notified of the killing and held and inquest with the following jurors, Messrs. Richard Ivey, foreman; W. E. Brown, J. W. Ivey, B. W. Wilkinson, W. R. Ivey and W. H. Hall.
The evidence showed that the negro was advancing on Mr. Adams with an axe when he was shot, and the jury returned a verdict of justifiable homicide.
November 30, 1917
A marriage of cordial interest in Macon will be that of Miss Louise Oberly, of McRae, and Mr. Hugh Andrews, of Milledgeville, lieutenant U. S. A.
The pretty ceremony will take place Saturday, December 1 at 4 p.m., at the home of the bride's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell King, on College street.
The attractive bride will be attended by Miss Elizabeth Cornell, of Birmingham, Miss Hattie Tracy and little Louise Harris, of McRae.
Both Miss Oberlly and Lieutenant Andrews enjoy a wide popularity in Macon and their many friends will be interested in the above announcement of their approaching marriage.
Jane Folds, age 84 years, died Friday night at the home of her daughter,
H. P. Parker, after an illness of several weeks.
Mrs. Folds, besides, being one of the oldest women in Milledgeville, was well and favorable known throughout this section and the news of her death will be learned with much sorrow by those who have known her for so many years, especially, as she was always recognized as one possessing a true and loving disposition.
The funeral services of Mrs. Folds were held from the residence Saturday afternoon at three o'clock. Dr. T. R. Kendall, pastor of the Methodist church, conducting the sad occasion.
Interment took place in the city cemetery.
December 4, 1917
Miss Willie Wall, of Murfersboro, Tenn., and Lieut. J. F. Bell, Jr., were united in marriage Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Wall.
The marriage had been planned to take place some time during the month of December, but was consumated a month earlier as Lieut. Bell had received orders from the Department transferring him from Camp Gordon to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was selected from the 328th regiment as special instructor in Bayonet drill, and was ordered to Fort Sill, where he will receive special instructions for several weeks.
Lieut. Bell is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bell of this city, and graduated at G. M. College as Captain of one of the Companies. He entered the officers training camp at Camp Gordon las summer, and was commissioned as a lieutenant. It is reported that his ne assignment will bring to him a new and higher commission.
The young lady he has won for his bride in known in Milledgeville, having visited Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Robinson. She is an attractive and sweet young lady.
The friends of Lieut. Bell extend congratulations and best wishes.
December 4, 1917
Miss Mattie Leaptrott and Mr. Roger Smith were united in marriage November 22nd, Judge W. H. Stembridge officiating. The cermony took place at the home of Judge Stembridge. Both the groom and his bride have been nurses at the State Sanitarium, and are popular with a large cirle of friends. They will make their home with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anderson at Hardwick.
December 4, 1917
Mr. Homer Thompson and Miss Marie Dominy were united in marriage last Thursday at half past twelve o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Tanney, Rev. J. C. Wilkinson officiating.
December 4, 1917
THREE NEGROES ARE HELD FOR MURDER. Ike Nelson Dies as a Result of Pistol Wounds. Henry White, Bill Stokes and Frank Dumas Chaged With Crime.
Henry White, Bill Stokes and Frank Dumas, three negroes are now in jail, charged with the crime of murder.
Isaac Nelson, who was shot at a negro frolick Saturday night, Nov. 17th, at a house a Mr. Warren Edwards' place near this city, died Thursday night. Nelson was shot seven times, six of the bullets lodging in his body, and one striking his watch. The three negroes named were accused of the shooting and were arrested and lodged in jail several days prior to the death of Nelson.
Coroner Newton held an inquest Friday, with the following jurors; A. L. Ellison, Foreman; C. E. Bazemore, J. R. Smith, C. L. Moore, B. B. Adams, Jr. and C. C. Dooly. After hearing the evidence of several witnesses, the jury returned a verdict charging White, Stokes and Nelson with the crime, and a warrant was sworn out against them charging murder.
December 18, 1917
Miss Annie May Simpson and Darwin Brake were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon, at the Methodist parsonage, Dr. T. R. Kendall officiating, the ceremony being witnessed by only a few relatives and friends of the contractingparties.
The bride is a young woman of striking personality, and is loved and admired by a large circle of friends. She recently graduated from the Nurses Training School of the State Sanitarium.
Mr. Brake is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Brake, and has just served a second enlistment in the United States Navy, and has obtained the raik of a first-class electrician. He has again re-enlisted and will resume his duties on the battleship Utah.
Mrs. Brake accompanied him to Philadelphia, and will take a post graduate course as a trained nurse.
December 18, 1917
WRIGHT-HOLLIS. Miss Janie Etta Wright and Mr. D. H. Hollis were united in marriage Friday morning, December 14th at 10:30 o'clock at the Methodist parsonage, Dr. T. R. Kendall officiating.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Wright, of Hardwick and is a young woman of most admirable traits of character
Mr. Hollis holds. a splendid position at the Georgia State Sanitarium, and is help in the highest confidence by all who know him. Both are popular with a large circle of friends who join in wishing them much happiness.
December 18, 1917
Miss Emma Blackwell and Mr. Wm. J. Barnes will be united in marriage Thursday, December 20th, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Blackwell. The ceremony will be a quiet home affair, and will be witnessed by only the relatives and a few friends of the contracting parties.
Miss Blackwell is an attractive young lady, possessing a striking personality, which has won for her many friends.
Mr. Barnes is the oldest son of Mr. W. H. H. Barnes. For the past several months he has made his home in Danville, Va., but will return to Milledgeville to reside, having accepted a position with Mr. E. L. Barnes.
December 18, 1917
M.S. Jordan Brown died Saturday, after an illness of several weeks. The burial took places Sunday afternoon at Camp Creek church, Rev. Z. Speer officiating. Mr. Brown was one of Baldwin county's oldest citizens, and engaged in farming until the first of this year, when he went to Florida, and spent several months. He recently returned to Baldwin county. He is survived by several sons and daughters,
December 18, 1917
MissAdeline Durden and Mr. T. E. Posey were united in marriage Thursday evening at seven o'clock, at the home of the bride in Hardwick, Rev. J. H. Lawrence officiating.
The bride has a number of friends who love and admire her on account of her pleasant manner and attractive personality.
Mr. Posey is a former resident of this city, but now holds a splendid position with Atlantic Ice and Coal Co. operation of Columbus.
Mr. and Mrs. Posey have gone to Columbus to make their home.
December 18, 1917
Mr. Morris Youngblood died at his home in Wilkinson county last Friday. The funeral services were held at Hopewell church in Baldwin county Sunday morning, Rev. Z. Speer officiating.
Mr. Youngblood was a son of the late Mr. Cornelius Youngblood and was a native of Baldwin county. He is survived by a number of relatives.
December 18, 1917
Miss Gussie Renfroe and Mr. Walter Terry were united in marriage Monday evening, December 10th at the Midway Circuit parsonage, Rev. Z. Speer officiating. Both of these young people are popular with a lare circle of friends.
December 18, 1917
DeSAUSSURE - McWHORTER
The most prominent and interest social event of the week will be the wedding of Mr. G. E. McWhorter and Miss May DeSaussure, which is to be solemnized at the home of the bride Thursday morning, December 20th, at 10:30 o'clock.
The bride is the lovely and cultured daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Desaussure, of this city. She is rich in all of those endowments of mind and character that go to make noble womanhood.
The groom is a young man of ability and is held in the highest esteem by all who know him. He occupied a responsible official position at the State Sanitarium until recently, when he resigned to become instructor in the Tenth District A & M School, at Sparta, Georgia. A large circle of friends bid God speed to the happy young couple as united they face the unknown future.
December 25, 1917
MARRIED, Mrs. Claine Walton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hawkins, and Sergt. R. G. Freeman, of the U. S. Army, were united in marriage at Rossville, Ga., December 14th, Judge David H. Hixon officiating.
Sergt. and Mrs. Freeman are in the city visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins.
December 26, 1917
The Augusta Chronicle
HON. JULES R. HORN DEAD IN MILLEDGEVILLE.
Special to The Chronicle. Milledgeville, Ga., Dec. 25. Julius A. Horne, age 57, mayor of this city from 1900 to 1907, president of the First National Bank financier and philantropist died here at 2 o'clock today. The deceased was an alderman of this city four years prior to his election to the mayoralty. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. John W. Hutchinson, Mr. Capt. Y.A. Little, Miss Mary Horne, Adrian and Lewis, all of this city.
December 28, 1917
FOLENDORE-HARRINGTON. A wedding of much interest in the Salem community was that of Miss Ione Folendore to Mr. Lawrence Harrington, which took place at three o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. T. Pettigrew officiating.
Miss Folendore was one of the most popular young ladies in the community in which she lived in Jones county, while Mr. Harrington's friends are numbered by the score in his home place near Salen, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Harrington.
January 19, 1918
Macon Daily Telegraph
DEAD AND DYING TREES IN MILLEDGEVILLE ARE USED. Fuel Situation Relieved by Prompt Action of Authorities -
College Supplied With Many Cords From Unsightly Trees.
Milledgeville, Jan. 18 - The extreme and continued cold together with the scarcity of coal, has served to prove the old adage - "necessity is the mother of invention." For it has been discovered that quite a lot of fuel is hard-by here in the old and dying trees standing on the streets of the city, masking the beauty of thrifty shade trees - just doing nothing but cumbering the ground.
Acting on the idea that these could be in the furnaces, furnishing heat and never be missed, Dr. Parks, president of the G.N. and I. College, is providing the institution with a lot of wood in this way. Besides, he is having delivered fifty cords of wood, fearing the college's supply of coal might be delayed in transit.
Also the city is using many of the old trees and having those that were blown down in the recent windstorms cut up into fine wood.
Milledgeville has felt the coal famine acutely, though neighborly spirit has prevailed among the people, making borrowing, lending and giving the order of the day. By this plan they are succeeding very well in relieving all absolute sufferers.
While it is inconvenient and has badly disorganized homes, schools, churches and business, people are philosophic and are resorting to all manners of means to cope with the situation.
January 27, 1918
HELD FOR KILLING ANOTHER. Milledgeville, Jan. 26. John Brown, a negro residing in the eastern section of Baldwin County, has been ordered held for action by the grand jury as a result of the killing of Tom Young, a negro a few days ago. Brown claimed he acted in self-defense, alleging that Young was threatening him. Only one shot was fired.
February 20, 1918
MISS LIZZIE NAPIER DIES TUESDAY NIGHT
Miss Lizzie Prescott Napier, 64 years old, died Tuesday night at the residence, 53 Kelley street. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. R. M. Rogers, and two cousins, Miss Alice Napier, of Milledgeville, and George M. Napier, of Decatur.
Miss Napier was well known and loved by hundreds of former students of the Georgia Normal and Industrial college at Milledgeville, where she was housekeeper of the Mansion dormitory for eighteen years.
The body will be sent today by H. M. Patterson & Son to Milledgeville for funeral and interment. Funeral services will be held from the Milledgeville Episcopal church, where Miss Napier's membership had been since early girlhood.
March 13, 1918
A NEGRO SHOOTS AND KILLS ANOTHER ONE. Wafe Easly Was Shot Five Times by Otho Landrum Early Sunday Morning, and Dies Instantly.
Wafe Easley was shot and killed by Otho Landrum, another negro, about four o'clock Sunday morning at Easley's home just South-west of the Central Railroad depot.
From what can be learned it seems that the two negroes with others had been gambling during Saturday night, and Landrum had lost, and in order to get a state had pawned his pistol to Easly for $1.25. Along in the night, Easley had gone to sleep, and Landrum took the pistol from him. When Easley waked up he missed the weapon, and demaned his money or the pistol. Landrum refused to give up either, and Easley went into and adjoining room and returned with a butcher knife, catching Landrum by the coat collare he again made the demand of him, with the weapon drawn; at this time Landrum began shooting, firing the pistol the first time from his coat pocket. Easly was shot five times, and his death was instantaeous.
Immediately after the shooting Landrum left, and has not yet been apprehended.
June 5, 1918
Three Brothers Ready for War. McKinleys, of Milledgeville, Have Three Boys in Trim for a Fight on the Kaiser.
Mr. Lee C. McKinley, of Milledgeville, passed through Columbus last night on his way to Camp McArthur, at Waco, Tex. Major McKinley (as he is called) is not yet 21 years old, but he was so proficient in military tactics that he made commandant of the cadets after the withdrawal, at the beginning of the war, of the officer who had been assigned to this office. At the time of his leaving home he was commanding the cadets of the Georgia Military college.
Major McKinley was very anxious to enlist, and when at last he prevailed upon his father to let him go into the service he was selected by the government from the Milledgeville school for special training as an aviator, and has been sent to Waco. His bother, First Lieutenant Guy C. McKinley, is already there under assignment. He entered Camp Gordon and had his training and received his commission there and is for the present at the Waco camp. A third brother, Mr. Archie McKinley, though married, has volunteered and is only awaiting the summons to join his brothers or go if assigned elsewhere.
A local interest is given these facts because the three are brothers of Mrs. Marshall Wellborn, of this city, who is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Goetchius, and before her marriage was Miss Mary G. McKinley.
Major McKinley spent last night in Columbus with his relatives, and left for New Orleans this morning at 7:15 o'clock.
June 13, 1918
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs. J. A. Gunn, aged 54 years, died yesterday at 12 o'clock after a lingering illness of three years. Mrs. Gunn was born in South Carolina, and lived in Macon. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Ryals, of Scottsboro;Mrs. Stella O'Pry, of Macon. The remains will be carried to Cooperville, where the funeral and interment will take place.
June 26, 1918
~excerpt~ DEATH OF MISS LENALA LESTER.Lenala, the oldest daughtr of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lester, died at the home of her grand-mother, Mrs. Carrold Smith, in East Baldwin, Friday afternoon at four o'clock, after an illness of five weeks. She was fourteen years of age, and was a member of the Baptist church. A sweet christian girl has gone to meet her sister and brother who had been laid to rest just four weeks before.
.....She leaves a father and mother, a brother and a sister, and other relatives and friends who are said without her...........
August 14, 1918
A NEGRO SHOT LAST SATURDAY NIGHT. Charley Cooper, was shot Saturday night by Geo. Clay, another negro. Coroner Newton held and inquest Tuesday.
The shooting took place in the Northern part of the city, near the electric light plant. The evidence was that Cooper was cursing a negro woman, when Clay entered a protest. This angered Cooper who followed Clay some distance with a razor in his hand. Finally Clay shot him. The Coroner's jury rendered a verdict of justifiable homicide.
August 22, 1918
The Death of S. W. Roberts. The other day - last Thursday to be exact - Sterling W. Roberts died in Milledgeville after having rounded out 74 years of life, most of which was active and all of it certainly useful to his fellowman. During the last few years of his life he had been in failing health and the end came peacefully and quietly at the home of his nephew, with whom he has resided most of the time since the death of his wife several years ago.
The history of service which surrounds the life of Mr. Roberts was one of singular worth and ability. He was the first president of the Georgia Press Association, organized thirty-odd years ago, and his guiding hand had much to do with shaping the course of the organization which has made it such an important factor in the affairs of the state through all the years and during the entire career of the association he has watched its progress with increasing solicitude and interest down to the present time.
In politics he sought no distinction and yet he had honors bestowed upon him, being the delegated authority to cast the electoral vote of Georgia when Grover Cleveland was first named president. He also held an important appointive office under the president at that time. Most of his newspaper career was in Sparta, during a part of the time associated with the lamented Sidney Lewis in the publication of the Sparta Ishmaelite, which was one of the best known of Georgia weeklies.
The passing away of Mr. Roberts is greatly regretted by hundreds of friends throughout Georgia and those who knew him best realize the state has lost a valued citizen.
August 28, 1918
Miss Tommie Fraley, of Milledgeville, and Mr. Godfrey Osterman, of Saline, Kansas, were united in marriage Monday evening, at the Baptist church, Rev. J. C. Wilkinson officiating. The marriage was a very quite affair, and was witnessed by only the immediate relatives of the bride.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. H. Fraley, and is popular with a large circle of friends, who love and admire her on account of her lovable disposition.
Mr. Osterman has been a member of the faculty of G. M. C. the past two years as Band Instructor, and teacher, and is held in the highest confidence by all who know him.
Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Osterman left for Kansas City and other points West before going to Salina, Kansas, to make their home.
They have the best wishes of their many friends.
October 23, 1918
MRS. HOMER THOMPSON DIED MONDAY MORNING. After a Few Days Illness With Pneumonia, She Passes Away Shortly After Twelve o'clock Sunday Night.
The remains of Mrs. Homer E. Thompson were laid away in the cemetery in this city Monday afternoon, her death occuring about 1 o'clock Monday morning from pneumonia.
Mrs. Thompson had been ill for several days with influenza and about two days before her death pneumonia developed and she rapidly grew weaker until the end came. She is survived by her husband and four step-children.
The funeral was held from the residence at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, the sad occasion being conducted by Rev. J. C. Wilkinson, pastor of the Baptist church.
Before her marriage about three years ago, Mrs. Thompson was Miss Marie Dominick (Dominy), of Dublin. The relatives of the departed good woman are being extened the sincere sympathy of socres of friends in this city and section in their sad bereavement.
October 24, 1918
Macon Daily Telegraph
Bernard H. Breedlove, well known young Macon man died yesterday afternoon after an illness of one week of pneumonia. Young Breedlove was born in Baldwin county, but lived in Macon practically all of his life. For several years he was with the Southern Express Company. . At the time of his death he was connected with the Odom Ice Cream Company. Besides his wife and little boy, he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Breedlove and one sister, Miss Josie Breedlove. The funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon from Jesse B. Hart & Bro's chapel at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. H. M. Fugate officiating. Interment at Riverside cemetery.
November 30, 1918
EATS DINNER, THEN GOES TO GALLOWS. Clifford Polk Hanged at Milledgeville for Murder of Wife in 1914 - Wanted Execution Hurried. Last Statement Was Thought He Did Right - Father and Brothers in Crowd Around Jail.
Milledgeville, Nov. 30.Clifford F. Polk was hanged here today in the county jail by Sheriff S. T. Terry, John W. Burke, J. H. Lawrence and Dr. G. L. Chapman, county physician, being present. There was no demonstration, though a small crowd assembled around the jail, among them being the doomed man's father, Berry Polk, and three brothers. The execution took place at 1 p.m., and the body was taken down after twenty-six minutes and turned over to Undertaker Persons, of Monticello, and taken to a local undertaking establishment. It will be shipped to Monticello for burial in Jasper county.
On January 19, 1914, Polk, then an employe at the State Sanitarium, murdered his wife in the residence of J. O. Cooper, who operates a store adjoining his home, near the sanitarium. At the July term of Baldwin Superior Court, 1914, he was tried on a writ of lunacy and found sane. The case was appealed to the Court of Appeals and was reversed. He was again tried and found sane. The case was again appealed and the verdict sustained.
Convicted in 1917.
Polk was place on trial for murder in July, 1917, convicted and sentenced to hang. The case was appealed from this trial and another verdict was sustained by the Supreme Court.
According to those present, Polk went to his death as stoically as an Indian, voluntarily placing his hands behine him and his feet together to be bound preparatory to the execution. His last statement was that he felt he was right in what he did and was ready to pay the penalty and meet God. At 11 o'clock his father and brothers visited him in his cell and remained with him for some time. Polk talked with them, holding religious services and leading in prayer.
At noon, when the sheriff served his dinner, he requested to be hung right then, but when told things were not ready, he calmly sat down and ate his dinner.
December 12, 1918
Macon Daily Telegraph
MissMary Batson, aged 57 years, died at her home, 960 Hazel street, early Thursday morning. She was ill for some time and the news of her death was not unexpected. She was born and reared in Baldwin county and has lived in Macon Several years. She is survived by two sisters and one brother, Misses Alice and Nancy Batson, of Macon and W. O. Batson, of East St. Louis, Ill. The body was carried to Stevens Pottery early this morning for funeral and interment.
December 27, 1918
Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs. Reba May Breedlove. After a short illness at her residence, 327 Hyrdrolia avenue, Mrs. Reba May Breedlove, 27 years of age, died yesterday afternoon at 4:53 o'clock. She is survived by one son, Bernard Breedlove, Jr.; mother, Mrs. W. H. Walden; two sisters, Mrs. C. L. Yeomans and Mrs. T. E. Green; and five brothers, R. L., C. G., R. S., C. L. and D. D. Walden. Her husband died last October.
Mrs. Breedlove was a member of the East Macon Baptist church, and leaves many friends.
The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Janauary 21 1919
Mr.R. E. Callaway (Richard Eugene) died at his home on South Jefferson street Monday night, a few minutes after seven o'clock, after an illness of a few days with pneumonia. Mr. Callaway is survived by Mrs. Callaway and six children. At the time of his death Mr. Callaway was employed as night watchman at the plant of the Oconee Brick and Tile Co. He rendered faithful service and was known as a quiet and peaceful citizen. For a number of years he was an employee of the State Sanitarium. He has a number of friends who regret his death. Arrangements for the funeral services have not been completed, but will take place Thursday.
Obit provided by Scott O. Fraser
January 23, 1919
Macon Daily Telegraph
Miss Annie Jeanes died at the Macon Hospital Wednesday morning at 5:45 o'clock. Miss Jeanes was a well known and popular young lady and the news of her death is sadly learned by her many friends. She was born in Baldwin county and was 24 years of age. She was stricken with pneumonia several days ago which caused her death. She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jeanes, two brothers, L. B., and George; two sisters, Mrs. Fountain, of Twiggs county, and Mrs. J. Snipes of Milledgeville, to mourn her death. The remains will be carried to Ivey Station, Ga., for funeral and interment.
January 23, 1919
Macon Daily Telegraph
G. E. Bloodworth, aged 39 years, died at his home, 724 Anderson street, Wednesday morning at one-fifty o'clock. He was employed by the Central of Georgia Railroad Company, and was well known here. He was a native of Milledgeville, Ga., and had been a resident of Macon thirteen years. Mr. Bloodworth died of pneumonia and was ill only five days. Besides his wife he leaves three children, Albert, Logan andG. E., Jr. The remains will be carried to Milledgeville this (Thursday) morning at seven o'clock. The funeral and interment will take place from Salem church, near there, this (Thursday) afternoon at four o'clock. Rev. T. W. Callaway, of the Baptist Tabernacle, will officiate. The interment will be in the church graveyard.
January 28, 1919
Macon Daily Telegraph
Stephens Pottery, Jan. 27 - The funeral ofMrs. John H. Stevens, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lee C. Manly, in Griffin, was held here yesterday. She was 67 years old and had been in feeble health for several months. She was the central figure in her home and was most generous and delightful in her hospitality to her many friends and relatives. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Stevens spent much time in Griffin, where they made many close friends. The deceased was before marriage Miss Julia Antoinnette Webb, of Newton county, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus J. Webb.
Mrs. Stevens is survived by her husband, John H. Stevens of Stevens Pottery; two daughters, Mrs. Lee C. Manly, of Griffin, and Mrs. Charles H. Cone, of Atlanta; one grandson, John Stevens Manly, of Griffin, two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Timmerman, of Atlanta, and T. G. Manley, of Spalding county, two brothers, Dr. J. F. Webb, of Whigham; W. B. Webb, of Atlanta, and several neices and nephews, among them, Mrs. Benjamin B. Brown and Mrs. Augustus Buise, of Griffin.
February 19, 1919
Macon Daily Telegraph
J. W. LAYFIELD. STEVENS POTTERY, Feb. 9 - Mr. J. W. Layfield, aged 75, died at his home Wednesday morning about 8 o'clock, after a lingering illness of five years.
He bore his suffering with all patience and was ready to meet every one with a smiling face.
The funeral took place at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Methodist church, of which he has been a consistent member for a number of years.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. J. W. Layfield, and twelve children, Mr. O. D. Layfield, of Macon, Mrs. McMillian, Milledgeville; Mrs. A. F. Sanford, of G. S.S.; Mr. R. G. Layfield, of G. S.S.; Mr. J. C. Layfield, of Great Lakes, Ill., and seven smaller, who are dependent on their mother.
March 10 1919
CALLOWAY - The remains of Miss Aquilla Calloway will be taken this (Monday) morning at 6 o'clock to Milledgeville, Ga. for funeral services and interment. Barclay & Branden Co. funeral directors.
March 25, 1919
A NEGRO BOY KILLED SUNDAY NIGHT.
Joe Easton died Sunday night, a few hours after receiving a stab in the abdomen with a knife.
In the early part of the night, six or seven negro boys, of the age of twelve or fourteen years were going from their homes to church, and were playing along the Ga. Railroad. Joe Easton, one of the boys would lag behind and jump upon the back of the others. Thos. Adams, another one of the boys, opened his pocket knife and held it with the end of the handle against his back, and when Easton jumped on hin, the blade stuck in his abdomen.
Coroner Newton held an inquest Monday, and the jury did not hold Adams responsible for the death.
BURIAL SATURDAY OF CAPT. T. F. JOHNSON. Special to The Chronicle.
Savannah, Ga. March 30 - The body of Capt. Tomlinson Fort Johnson arrived here Saturday afternoon from Pineora, where his death occurred Friday morning, and the funeral services were conducted from the Central of Georgia station, the interment being in Bonaventure cemetery.
He is the son of the late former Governor Herschel V. Johnson. He was born near Milledgeville, and his mother, was Mrs. Mary Polk Johnson, a niece of President Polk.
For years, when a resident of Savannah, he was owner and manager of the Savannah theater and was widely known to theatrical people of the nation for many years. He was 74 years of age. Mrs. Tallulah Horn, of Augusta, was a sister of Capt. Johnson.
May 6, 1919
A NEGRO IS KILLED.
Charlie Hill, a negro, was shot and killed Sunday afternoon at Pine Ridge, in the western portion of the county. Coroner New had an inquest, but it was difficult for him to secure an evidence concerning the shooting from the three or four witnesses exaimed. It is believed however, that the shooting was done by another negro, Charlie Vinson, who recently returned from the army.
May 11, 1919
SHOOTING IN WESTER PART OF COUNTY. GEORGE HOGAN KILLED ANDREW KING AT COUNTY LINE CHUCH BY SHOOTING HIME TWICE, VERDICT OF MURDER RENDERED AGAINST HOGAN.
George Hogan shot and killed Andrew King sunday afternoon at the County Line church, in the western part of the county.
King was shot twice, one of the bullets entering his abdomen, and the othr the left side just above the heart. The wounded negro was brought to the office of Dr. Boddie in this city, where he died a few hours later.
Coroner Newton summoned a jury and held an inquest Monday morning. After the investigation the jury returned a verdicet of murder against Hogan. Hogan left the place immediately and has not yet been apprehended.
See July 20, 1921
May 24, 1919
The Macon Daily Telegraph
William Louis McCullough, 8 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. McCullough, died last night at the family residence, 279 Elm street. Besides the parents, two sisters survive. The body will be shipped to Coopers, Ga., this morning at 5:45 o'clock.
May 27 1919
Stewart M. Barnett
Stewart M. Barnett, aged 62 years, of 146 South Pryor street, died Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock at a private hospital. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. E. N. Anderson, of Orange, Texas. Mr. Barnett was born at Milledgeville, Ga., but had lived many years in Atlanta, having connected with the firm of J. Regenstien Co. for thirty years. The body has been taken to the chapel of Greenberg & Bond.
May 28, 1919
BARNETT - The friends and relatives of Mr. Stewart M. Barnett are invited to attend the funeral of Mr. Stewart M. Barnett at the home of Mr. Meyer Regenstein, no. 14 Walker Terrace, this (Wednesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial Thursday morning at Milledgeville, Ga. Greeberry & Bond in charge of funeral. Milledgeville papers please copy. The following gentlemen will act as pallbearers: Z. Webb, Meyer Regenstein, L. P. Rosser, Sr., Louis Regenstein, T. J. Bryan, J. T. Busbee, Pinkie Brown and C. W. Heery.
(note: son of Nathan C. Barnett, buried in unmarked grave, Memory Hill Cemetery)
July 8, 1919
A death that brought profound sorrow to the community was that of Mr. G. A. Gentry, who passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Cook, on Monday night, June 30th. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. G. Smith, of Milledgeville, and the body was laid to rest in the Black Springs Cemetery by that of his wife and little daughter.
Mr. Gentry was born and reared in Greene County, but moved to Baldwin county after the death of his wife, who was Miss Annie Champion, some twenty years ago. He is survived by his two brothers, John and Bill Gentry, of White Plains and numerous friends who mourn his death.
July 18, 1919
Macon Weekly Telegraph
MYRICK KILLED AT MILL. No Details of Death of Baldwin County Man Known at Milledgeville.
Milledgeville, July 17 - Information was received here this afternoon that B. B Myrick, 60 years of age, was killed this afternoon at a sawmill near Gordon.
Myrick is a member of a well-known Baldwin county family. He is survived by his father, three brothers and one sister. His father is J. E. Myrick; his sister is Miss Annie Myrick, and his three brothers are W. S., Dudley P. and Gus Myrick. B. B. Myrick lived at Meriweather, which is near Milledgeville.
No details of how he met his death had been received here tonight.
July 22, 1919
Charley Foster shot and killed Bennie Brown Wednesday at a house on Oconee Heights Ave. in the city. Brown was shot with a pistol, and his death was instantaneous. Thursday Foster came into the ___and surrendered to Sheriff Terry that he had killed Brown in self defence.
Thursday afternoon ___summoned a jury inquest over the remains. There was only one witness, (a__negro woman) to the shooting and she was located. An investigation __ and the jury from ___ discover decided that he was sitting in a chair when the gun was fired, and that he ___after falling to the ground.
They returned a verdict ___fect that Foster was____.
Later the negro woman ___and her testimony did ___decision of the jury,
(January 20, 1920, Union Recorder. "Foster was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, and the jury recommened that the maximum sentence be fifteen years, and the minimum one year. The means a sentence of one year in the penitentiary.")
August 3, 1919
Mr. and Mrs. Miller Stephens Bell announces the engagement of their daughter Olive Rebecca to Mr. Charles Milton Davis, the wedding to occur August 27th, 1918.
Miss Bell is a most chrming and attractive young woman. She is the daughter of the mayor of Milledgeville. Mr. Davis is a popular young man who has a host of friends.
August 26, 1919
WATERS OF OCONEE REVEAL A MURDER. THE BODY OF CARL WATSON FOUND LAST FRIDAY MORNING IN THE RIVER, WHERE HE HAD BEEN THROWN AFTER BEING SHOT.
The body of a man was discoverd lodged against a raft in the Oconee River about three quarters of a mile below the bridge, Friday morning, Aug. 21st, by Mr. Adrian Horne and Burle Briscoe, a negro, who had gone to the river fishing.
the discovery was reported to Coroner Newton, who with others went to the scene and the body which was in a partly decomposed condition was gotten to the south bank of the river. An investigation revealed the fact that there was a bullet wound through the throat and that the skull had been fractured, there was nothing on the body by which it could be identified.
Later the body was carried to the cemetery for burial, the shoes and trousers being kept for the purpse of ascertaining if possible the identity of the body.
Early in the day it began to be rumored that Carl Watson, a young white man who resided at a boarding house in Midway had been missing since Saturday, Aug. 16th, and that there was no one who knew anything of his whereabouts. An investigation which followed this rumor found it to be true and establised the fact that the trousers and shoes were those worn by Watson when he left his home Saturday morning, stating that the was coming to Milledgeville to go to work.
It is stated that he spent the day in the city and was here early after dark on that day. It is know that Watson had a sum of money given him with which to purchase whiskey and that he left the city in an automobile soom after dark for that purpose.
It is not know what led to the killing of Watson, whether it was for the purpose of robbing or whether it followed a disagreement between im and the parties who accompained him on the trip. However it is believed that Watson was killed and his body thrown in the river to hide the crime.
Watson came to this city several months ago from Andalusia, Ala. and since reaching here has worked at the State Sanitarium, for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and for the Milledgeville Milling Co. About two weeks ago he was married to Miss Lillian Jones, a nurse at the Sanitarium. She became so worried over her husand's disapperance that frieds notified her bother in Atlanta of her condition, and he came after her and carried her to that city Monday of last week.
August 30, 1919
Macon Weekly Telegraph
PAYS $200 AN ACRE FOR LAND.
Milledgeville, Aug. 29 - The highest price that has ever been paid for farm lands in Baldwin county was a trade in which H. P. Tucker, of East Baldwin, bought from Terrance Treanor, fifty acres at $200 per acre known as the Brook's place just a mile and a half east of town over the river. The trade was made through J. O. Bloodworth, the local real estate man.
September 2, 1919
Mrs. Iverson Golden, of Wilkinson county, died at the Hall-Little Sanitarium Tuesday morning at one o'clock.
The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, and the interment was in the Camp Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Golden was, before her marriage, Miss Hattie Farmer, of this County. She is survived by her husband and six small children, mother and several sisters and brothers. Her death is keenly felt by her relatives and friends.
September 13, 1919
The Macon Daily Telegraph
AMERSON STAYS IN BALDWIN. Wilkinson County Loses Fight for White Prisoner. Milledeville, Sept. 12 - A commitment trial involving some interesting legal phases was heard here today before Judge Ellison. In the month of July, Henry Amerson and Johan Abbaglin, a Swede, both citizens of Wilkinson county, near the line of Baldwin, had a quarrel about a farm road and Amerson shot Abbaglin in the thigh, the latter bleeding to death from the wound. There was no witenss to the shooting. The coroner of Baldwin held an inquest and about ten days afterwards Amerson was arrested in Griffin by Sheriff Terry of Baldwin county and lodged in jail here, charged with the crime of murder.
Today a demand was made by the authorities of Wilkinson county in behalf of Amerson to have Amerson transferred from Baldwin county to Wilkinson county jail and the further legal procedure in the case be in the latter county, it being contended that the crime was committed in Wilkinson county. This brought up the discussion of the line between the two counties, Attorney Erwin Sibley acting for the state. It was contended by him that everybody reported that the crime had been committed over in Baldwin and Wilkinson authorities made an effort to act in the case and Amerson had been captured and lodged in jail to answer for the murder of the Swede by Baldwin's sheriff and that there was no definite proof showing in which county the crime was committed, therefore, the prisoner was in proper custody.
The decision of the judge denied the motion of Attorney George Carswell and ordered Amerson held in Baldwin county jail.
Much interest was shown in the trail of the case and quite a number of citizens from adjoining communities of both counties were witnesses and spectators.
October 7, 1919
CHARLEY SPENCER KILLED BY ED LITTLE. Charley Spencer was shot by Ed Little Sunday afternoon. The shooting took place on North Wayne street, about a block south of the Georgia railroad, a few minutes after the arrival of the train from Macon.
A number of negroes from this city returned o the train from Haddocks, and it is reported that some of them were rowing. After reaching the city, Charley Spencer and Johnnie Reeves left the train together. They were followed by Ed Little, who was after Reeves to shoot him. When Reeves saw him coming he rain, leaving Spencer Little when he came up turned the pistol on Spencer and shot him. After doing the shooting Little ran off, but was later captured by Policeman Bryan and others, and turned over to Sheriff Terry and locked in jail. Spencer died Monday morning. Blind tiger liquor was at the bottom of the trouble as all of the parties were drinking.
December 8, 1919
Mrs. Mattie Wood wife of Mr. Homer Wood, died at her home in Macon Sunday.
Mrs. Wood, was a daughter of the late Milton Webb of this county, and a sister of Mr. W. A. Webb, Mrs. John Scoggin and Mrs. Fannie Cowan, of Baldwin County.
They have the sympathy of their friends on account of the death of their youngest sister.
December 26, 1919
TWO INJURED BY FIREWORKS. Explosion in Milledgeville Store Burns Harry Bass and Boy.
Milledgeville, Dec. 26. As the result of the accidental discharge of a quantify of fireworks in the store of Emmett L. Barnes here today Harry Bass, aged 22, a clerk in the store, is in a hospital here suffering from severe burns about the face and hands. The 16-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Minor is suffering from badly turn-up hands caused by the sudden explosion of the fireworks.
Young Bass also received injuries to the eyes and at present the physicians are unable to foresee the outcome of this particular injury. When the fireworks exploded the fire department here was immediately called out and the situation was handled with the spreading of the flames.
December 30, 1919
Mr. Andrew Gorley shot and killed a negro by the name of Tom Mims about seven o'clock last Friday night, Dec. 2th.
The shooting was done with a rifle and took place about a block east of the campus of the Georgia Military College on Washington St. Immediately after the killing Mr. Gorley came to the business section of the city, and reported the matter to the police, bringing with him a pistol which he stated was the negro's, and that Mims had shot at him. Several chambers of the pistol were empty.
Coroner Newton held an inquest Saturday morning, the following acting as jurors: Messrs. W. A. N. Bass, J. R. Stanley, J. R. Black, B. B. Adams, Jr., E. C. Ryles and C. G. Brown. There were no witnesses to the killing, and Mr. Gorley in a statement, said that he met the negro who with an oath said he was going to kill him, and began shooting . He then shot the negro several times, killing him instantly.
The jury rendered a verdict of justifiable homicide.