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Newspaper Abstracts

1923 - ON

Used with permission of Julie Hampton Ganis

From surrounding area newspapers with mention of Stanly Co residennts
or former residents.

Monroe Journal, Friday, February 16, 1923
-Young Mr. Efird dies at Albemarle – A pall of gloom was cast over Albemarle and even out in the far reaches of the county on Monday morning when it was learned that Baird T. Efird was dead, after a short illness which he contracted while on a trip to northern cities. Only three years ago his brother, M. H. Efird, went on a trip to northern cities and returned seriously ill and died a few days after reaching his home and this fact tends to make the almost sudden death of Baird T. Efird the more sad. Young Efird went to New York about two weeks ago and while there contracted a cold and later developed laryngitis, with which affliction he was suffering when he reached home and was the immediate cause of his death. He was well and favorably known not only in Albemarle, but throughout the entire county. He was manager of the Efird Dry Goods Store and at the age of thirty-one was developing into a splendid business man. He was a son of J.W. Efird, a member of the well-known Efird family in Stanly county, being a nephew of the ex-Senator J. S. Efird. His father and mother and four sisters, Mrs. A. C. Huneycutt, Mrs. T. F. Morgan, Miss Garrie Efird and Miss Bertie Efird, all of Albemarle, survive him.

Monroe Journal, (Union County, NC) Tuesday, May 1, 1923
-Mrs. Sarah BIGGERS, widow of the late Norris BIGGERS, died Saturday morning, April 28 at one o’clock at her home in Goose Creek township after an illness of hemorrhage of the brain and paralysis. Mrs. BIGGERS before her marriage was Miss Sarah GREENE, a daughter of the late John GREENE of Stanly county. The deceased was 75 years of age and survived by five sons and seven daughters, as follows: Messrs. J. D. BIGGERS of McKinney, Texas; C. W. and G. C. BIGGERS of Goose Creek township; Mesdames Henderson LOVE, Malon BAUCOM; Troy WILLIAMS and Elijah HINSON, all of Goose Creek township; Frank McMANUS of Midland, Mrs. Bartley HELMS of Kannapolis and Miss Jennie BIGGERS who lived with her mother. She is survived by one brother, A. W. GREENE of Albemarle, and one sister, Mrs. J. L. LITTLE of Goose Creek township. Mrs. BIGGERS was an excellent woman, a devote wife and a good mother. She was a member of Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted at her home by Elder W. C. EDWARDS after which the remains were interred in the family burying grounds. [Note: see May 11th issue for obituary of Mrs. J. L. LITTLE, Mrs. BIGGERS’ sister.]

-Mrs. J. Labe LITTLE an aged and respected lady of Goose Creek township, has been quite sick for some time. She is about eighty-five years of age. Her son, Mr. J. A. LITTLE is clerk of the court of Stanly county. [Note: See May 11th issue for her obituary.]

-Bill LITTLE, a colored man of Stanly county, died Saturday morning, and it is reported that he died drunk. It is said that he made fifteen gallons and on being asked if he could sell and he said, “No, I’m going to drink it all myself.” He had a small amount left when he died.

Monroe Journal, (Union County, NC) Friday, May 11, 1923
-…Mr. and Mrs. J. Labe LITTLE. Mr. LITTLE died in 1918 at the age of 82. Mrs. LITTLE died last Monday. She was a daughter of John GREEN of Stanly county, and leaves five sons and four daughters. The sons are J. C. LITTLE of Stanfield; T. A. LITTLE of Charlotte; J. A. LITTLE of Albemarle; J. B. LITTLE of Sanford, Fla., and Watt LITTLE, who lived with his mother. The daughters are Mrs. W. L. BIGGERS of Wingate, Mrs. J. S. GRIFFIN of Hillsboro, Texas; Mrs. J. I. GRIFFIN of Goose Creek township, and Mrs. E. T. HUNNICUTT of Stanfield…. Mrs. LITTLE’s age was 82 years, 7 months and 20 days… She was a devoted member of the Primitive Baptist church. She and her husband lived together in the home in which they had settled when they were married, about 60 years... [Note: See May 1st issue mentioning her illness. Also see May 1st issue for obituary of Mrs. BIGGERS’ who was Mrs. LITTLE’s sister.]

Friday, June 15, 1923, Monroe Journal, (Union County, NC)
-Stanly County News: Mrs. R. A. MILLER was called to Marshville on Friday to see her mother, Mrs. Bryant AUSTIN, who had fallen and dislocated a hip and broke her leg. She died on Sunday morning. Mrs. AUSTIN was also the mother of Mrs. D. F. RITCHIE, who died a few months ago. She attended her daughter’s funeral and spent a few days with relatives in this vicinity. She had lived to an unusual age, being ninety-seven years old. She was a PARKER before her marriage, and was reared in the new London neighborhood.

Friday, August 17, 1923, Charlotte Observer:
I. T. HINSON, 44 year old farmer of Union county, died here yesterday morning at 11:30 o’clock at the Charlotte sanatorium following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held this morning a 11 o’clock from Antioch Baptist church, Union county, Rev. C. C. HONEYCUTT, officiating. Mr. HINSON is survived by his wife and two children, Ora HINSON, age 14 and Emma HINSON, age 2; five brothers, R. H. HINSON, of Union county, J. B. HINSON of Union county, and Jack HINSON of Monroe; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Laura BARBER of Stanly county, and Mrs. J. R. WILLIAMS, of Charlotte. [Note: Israel T. Hinson married Idell Williams] . [Also see another death notice for him in the August 21, 1923 issue of the same paper.]

Friday, August 31, 1923, The Monroe Journal, (Union County, NC)
-There will be a picnic dinner at the home of Mr. Israel LITTLE in Stanly county, near the SIKES’ mill, Wednesday, September 5th. This day will be the 85th birthday of Mr. LITTLE and he is the only one of the family living. He has many relatives in this county and they are all invited to be present.

November 17, 1925, STANLY NEWS & HERALD (Albemarle, Stanly County, NC)
-News reached here Sunday of the serious illness of Mrs. Rufus LITTLE of Marshville. It seems as if she has had another stroke of paralysis, although, she has been in ill health for months. Miss Mary FOREMAN in the nurse in charge. [James Marion “Rufe” LITTLE married Minnie F. GRIFFIN born July 14, 1879 in Union Co - died Aug 18, 1926 in Monroe, daughter of Zachariah GRIFFIN] (photocopy)


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