In The News 1930's
Saturday March 29, 1930
The Augusta Chronicle
DR. H.D. ALLEN'S DEATH
Allen, the founder of "Allen's Invalid Home" died in Milledgeville
Saturday night. No man was more beloved in that town. He was a man of skill
and sympathy, and there are people all over Georgia who testify to his
kindness and care. He was a lovable man. He married Miss Sallie Whitaker.
There are six children, three sons and three daughters. Two of his sons
were associated with him in his invalid home. He was a member of the Board
of Directors of Merchants and Farmers Bank, and his colleagues presented
him with a silver testimonial of his services. He will be missed in Milledgeville
and the state generally - Savannah Press.
August 8, 1930
The Augusta Chronicle
Doctor Name On Sanitarium Board Milledgeville
Physician Appointed By Governor
Special to The Chronicle. Milledgeville,
Ga. Aug. 7 - Dr. Richard Binion, prominent young Milledgeville physician,
has accepted the appointment on the board of trustees at the Georgia State
sanitarium tendered officially Wednesday by Governor Hardman. Dr.
Dr. T. M. Hall, of Millledgeville who resigned because
of ill health.
The new trustee
has served for a number of years as official physician of the state prison
farm, physician of the Georgia Military college, surgeon of the city hospital,
member of the staff at the Allen Invalid home, and in addition has a large
private practice. He is a native of Sparta, but has practiced in Milledgeville
for a number of years. He married Miss Frances Conn, daughter of
the late John Conn, wholesale merchant. They have one child, Frances
Dr. Binion has
served as alderman for the city of Milledgeville, and is said to have refused
demands of his friends to run for mayor.
MRS. MARY BABB BURIED
AT BLACK SPRINGS FRIDAY
Former Resident Died in Macon Thursday
Afternoon After Ten Days Illness
of Mrs. Mary Pierce Babb were
brought here Friday afternoon from Macon, and carried to Black Springs
Baptist church in East Baldwin, where the funeral services were conducted
by Rev. W.W. Williamson, of Macon. Mrs. Babb died at a hospital
in Macon Thursday afternoon, after a ten days' illness, following a fall
in her bedroom in which she sustained a fractured hip.
Mrs. Babb, a native of
Hancock County, was born February 6th, 1853. She was the daughter of Everett
Mary Francis Mullis Pierce. She made her
home here a number of years, and went to Macon twenty years ago. She is
survived by three daughters,
Mrs. H.M. Edwards, Mrs. J.C. Humphries,
and Miss Pearl Babb, all of Macon; and two sons C.H. Babb, Macon,
J.F. Babb, Miami, Fla; several grandchildren,great-grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Babb was a member of the church for
over fifty years, and her life a consistent one.
December 4, 1931
Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, Ohio
P. Brooks, president of Baylor University for more than 25 years, born
in Milledgeville, Ga. Died at Waco, Tex., May 14, 1931.
December 25, 1932
Cleveland Plain Dealer
BISHOP PUBLISHES BOOK OF HIS LIFE.
Ecclesiastic of Colored M. E. Church Chronicles Career From Slavery.
Dr. Charles Henry Phillips, 10828 Drexel Avenue N. E. bishop of the
northeastern district of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church and author
of numerous pamphlets on social questions, has written an autobiography
which went on sale yesterday.
Bishop Phillips for a long time was
editor of the Christian Index, official organ of the Colored M. E. Church,
in Nashville, Tenn. He moved to Cleveland twelve years ago and serves
churches in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.
Dr. Phillips' book, titled
the Farm to the Bishopric" is an interesting story of the clergyman's
life from 1858, when he was born in Milledgeville, Ga., to the present
"Though born in slavery, I
was too young to know anything experimentally of that institution," Bishop
The book records his experiences
on the farm where he was born, in college where he won numerous degrees
and in ecclesiastical life, where he has won for himself many pastorates
and many honors. There are interesting notes on his four trips to Europe
as a delegate to conferences.
There are two Colored M. E. churches
in Cleveland, one at Cedar Avenue S. E. and E. 46th Street, another at
Woodland Avenue S. E. and E. 63rd Street.
Notes: Copyright Plain Dealer Publishing
Co. Used with permission, www.Cleveland.com
Acording to passport records, Dr. Phillips
was born 17 Jan, 1858 in Milledgeville, the son of George Washington Phillips
of Jasper County, Ga. and Nancy Phillips. The family was living in the
Scottsboro district in the 1870 census and in the Meriwether district in
1880 censuus where Dr. Phillips was listed as a school teacher. His
book the History of The Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America,
published in 1925 is online at http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/phillips/phillips.html#fp2.
Babb Died in East Baldwin Friday
Babb, after a protracted illness, passed away at her home in East Baldwin
Friday Aug. 11th.
and burial services were held at Black Spring church Saturday morning at
Rev. J. F. McCluney officiating in the presence of
a large gathering of neighbors and friends. The following acted as pallbearers:
Messrs E. R. Collins, W. H. Collins, T. C. Collins, Earnest Rowell,
Sam Blizzard, Harvey Sullivan, Howard Kennedy and J. N. Kennedy.
was seventy-five years of age, and was born in East Baldwin, her parents
being the late
Mr. Brinky Babb and Mrs Missouri Harris Babb. She
was a nurse at the Milledgeville State Hospital for twenty years and for
the past eighteen years made her home in the house in which she died. She
was of the Baptist faith, joining the Black Spring church during the years
of her young womanhood, and her life was consistent with her profession.
Mrs. J.E. Babb, of Saint Augustine, Fla,
announces the marriage of her daughter, Lillian
William T. Rose, Jr., son of Mr and Mrs. W.T. Rose
Mount, N.C. The ceremony was performed in Palatka, Fla., by Judge Causey
Green, of Putnam County, Fla. For a number of years prior to her marriage,
Mrs. Rose had made her home in Saint Augustine where she was employed in
the office of A.H. Reeder, Auditor of Freight Accounts of the Florida East
Coast Railroad. Mr. Rose is district manager of the Collier Publishing
Company, working out of Atlanta. The young couple will make their home
A CONFEDERATE VETERAN PASSES. Mr. J. Wiley
Vinson Went to Reward March 1st After a Long life.
J. Wiley Vinson, Confederate Veteran, and one of Baldwin county's oldest
citizens, passed away at his home in the Southwestern part of the count
Thursday morning, March 1st. The death of Mr. Vinson resulted from a fall
on the ice at his home Sunday February, 11th, when his hip was broken.
During the weeks he lingered, he received the tender care of his loved
ones, and everything possible was done to alleviate his suffering. He peacefully
and quietly fell on sleep.
The funeral and burial services were
held at Bethlehem church in Jones county Friday afternoon at three o'clock
in the presence of a large gathering of relatives, friends and neighbors
of Mr. Vinson. Tributes were paid his life and memory by Rev. P. M. Allen
and Mr. J. A. Moore.
Mr. Vinson was born January
18th, 1847, and his long life was spent in the section of the county in
which he passed away. He enlisted in the Confederate army, and rendered
valiant service during the closing year of the War Between the States.
He was a member of Camp Geo. Doles No. 730 U.C.V., and for the past several
years has been chaplain of that organization. He was devoutly religious
and his faith in God, and His sustaining power and assistance never wavered.
Until his eyesight began to fail he read the bible, and was fervent in
prayer. A good man has gone to his reward.
Mr. Vinson is survived by his
wife and seven children: James and Ben Vinson, of Gordon, and Tim
Vinson, of Baldwin county; Tom and Ebb Vinson, of Meigs, and
one daughter, Mrs. E. J. Adams.
The death of Mr. Vinson leaves
only two surviving Confederate Veterans living in this county, Judge B.
C. Ward and Mr. Jesse Taylor, and two others of Camp Doles, Mr. J. B. Boatright,
of Tennille, and Mr. T. J. Howard, of Haddock.......
Submitted by Lillian
(Lynn) Vinson Martin
Babb Dies After Long Illness
Mr. Linton B. Babb,
aged fifty-four years, died at his residence on Oconee Heights Saturday
October 12th, after an illness of eighteen months.
The funeral services
were held at the Hardwick Baptist church at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon,
Revs. J. F. McCluney and
W.C. Budd officiating.
The interment was in
the Milledgeville cemetery, the following acting as pall-bearers: Messrs.
Ralph Simmerson, J. R. Davis, Rob Robinson, Will Cook, W. A. Peeler and
Mr. Babb was for
a number of years an employee of the Milledgeville State Hospital and was
well known throughout the city and county. He was a member of the Black
Spring Baptist church. Surviving Mr. Babb are his wife, formerly Miss
Eva Palmer of Louisville, Ga,; two brothers, W.C. Babb, of Jacksonville,
Fla., and W. R. Babb,
of this city; one sister, Mrs. Julia Flury
Mr. L. B.
Babb Passes Away Suddenly Tuesday Morning At His Home in East Baldwin
L. B. Babb, one of Baldwin County’s outstanding farmers and beloved citizens
for more that three score years, passed away suddenly Tuesday morning at
his home in East Baldwin.
Mr. Babb had been enjoying fair health despite
his age and his sudden death was a great shock to a great number of friends
and relatives. Funeral services will be held at the Black Springs Church
Thursday at 11 a.m. and interment will be in the Black Springs cemetery.
W.C. Budd and Rev. Jessie Gilmore will conduct the services.
is survived by his wife, who was Miss Josephine Franklin; six sons,
and H.H. Babb of Milledgeville, Avery Babb, of Granite Pass,
L.L. and Preston Babb of Baldwin County, Clifton Babb
of McIntyre; two daughters, Mrs. John Bell Jackson, Hillside, PA;
Ernest Jackson, Milledgeville.
B. Babb was born in Baldwin County June 18, 1852. Sixty five years
ago last June he was married to Miss Josephine Franklin,
S.C. He began farming when a young man and has followed this profession
throughout his life. He was a man trusted and beloved by a wide circle
of friends and was known for his benevolent nature and devotion to the
principal of honest toil. Mr. Babb was a successful farmer and was active
until his death. He visited Milledgeville frequently and established himself
in the confidence of the people of our community. For more than fifty years
he was a member of Montpelier Methodist Church and adhered to its teaching
in his relationships with his fellowman. He was loyal in the support of
the church and in recent years when the church was reorganized, he had
an active part in this work, serving as an officer in the church. Mr. Babb
spent a long and useful life in this community and his death brings sorrow
to his many friends and relatives.
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MISS BABB BRIDE OF MR. BROOKINS
Anita Babb daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Babb became
the bride of Mr. Roger Julian Brookins on Monday afternoon July
31st at a quiet ceremony performed by Judge Bertie B. Stembridge
in her office at the courthouse. Mr. and Mrs. Brookins are well known throughout
the county. They are both employed at Allen’s Invalid Home and have a host
of friends who wish them much happiness as they begin their life together.
Eileen Babb McAdams copyright 2004