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NEWSPAPER EXCERPTS
1904



The Dillon Herald, January 7, 1904

R. A. Hodges and Sallie Norwood Williams were married at the home of the bride in Marion December 30, 1903. The marriage was performed by the Rev. L. J. Bristow. They will make their home in Georgetown. Mr. Hodges is employed at the Phoenix Furniture Co.

The Dillon Herald, January 7, 1904

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Alex McLellan
J. Leroy McEachern
Berry Infant (son of T. W. Berry)
Curtis Proctor

The Dillon Herald, January 7, 1904

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Nickels were married in Blacksburg, December 24, 1903. They are boarding with Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bethea in Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, January 14, 1904

Death of General James B. Longstreet, the last of the Ranking Generals of the Confederacy

The Dillon Herald, January 14, 1904

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Stephen C. Hamilton

The Dillon Herald, January 14, 1904

Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jackson died Tuesday of this week.

The Dillon Herald, January 21, 1904

Hanson S. Blizzard married Hattie Seabrook Curtis on January 6, 1904. Rev F.O.S.Curtis father of bride performed the ceremony

The Dillon Herald, January 21, 1904

W. E. Hughes married Mary Hamilton, January 10, 1904. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hamilton and the granddaughter of A. B. Surles.

The Dillon Herald, January 21, 1904

Deaths posted in January 14 issue - transcription of the articles available - contact me
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R. E. Atkinson
Mary Bethea

The Dillon Herald, February 04, 1904

The bright happy face of our good friend Thad Bethea is accounted for, because of this fact:  there was born to Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Bethea on Monday, a daughter.  This is the first little lady in his house, and it is the brighter for it. May she be a great blessing to the loved ones.

The Dillon Herald, February 04, 1904

Application of Administration for the estate of:

J. R. McEachern by A. J. C. Cottingham

The Dillon Herald, February 11, 1904

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Mrs. J. W. Dillon
Mrs. Ola Perry


The Dillon Herald, February 11, 1904

William Butler married Annie Butler, February 7, 1904 at the Baptist Parsonage by Rev. F. O. S. Curtis

The Dillon Herald, February 18, 1904

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Nannie Berry

The Dillon Herald, February 18, 1904

Proposal of new ACL passenger station in Dillon

The Dillon Herald, February 18, 1904

Marriages:

W. H. McDonald married Bertie McKenzie on February 3, 1904 at the home of the bride near Bermuda.  The marriage was performed by Rev. J. D. Crout.

T. R. McCormac of Dillon married Maggie Bell Gasque, daughter of Mr. land Mrs. W. B. R. Gasque on February 17 at the home of the bride two miles below Marion. Mrs. McCormac came from Bennettsville and holds the position of manager of the local telephone exchange.

The Dillon Herald, February 25, 1904

Fletcher Bell, tenant of D. W. Bethea farm shot and killed his wife.

The Dillon Herald, February 25, 1904

Marvin Lewis and Mrs. Mittie McDuffie were married at the home of the bride.  Rev. T. C. Odell officiated. The marriage was a great surprise to everyone, as it was kept very secret and was strictly private. The bride and groom left on the afternoon train for a trip to Jacksonville, Florida.

The Dillon Herald, March 10, 1904

Final discharge notice for the estate of Margaret Jackson - J. M. Jackson and R. R. Jackson, exec.

The Dillon Herald, March 10, 1904

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Gary Rowell
Simeon Rogers
Doll Jackson


The Dillon Herald, March 10, 1904

Will McNeill, colored, was killed by another Negro by the name of Ratley at a saw mill near Hamer one day last week.  A dispute arose over some trivial matter which resulted in Ratley pulling his pistol and firing three bullets into McNeils's body.  The wounded darky lingered a few hours after the shooting.

The Dillon Herald, March 10, 1904

Bennettsville, March 7 - W. R. "Dol" Jackson was shot and killed by Alonzo Q. Weatherly near Red Springs, NC, yesterday afternoon.  Both were former residences of Marlboro County.  Weatherly also killed a daughter of J. Locklear while in hiding.

The Dillon Herald, March 17, 1904

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Louise G. Hargrove Love
Josie McInnis
Mrs. Wade Wallace

The Dillon Herald, March 24, 1904

Marriages

Willie Davis and Press Johnson of Robeson County married on Sunday, March 18

G. W. Campbell and Jackie Martin of Robeson County married on Sunday, March 18

Marvin Stackhouse and Annie Alford married last Sunday at the home of Mr. Jno. H. Stackhouse near Campbell's Bridge. Marvin is the son of Mr. Wesley Stackhouse. The bride was in the employ of The Cottingham Company.

Married last Wednesday afternoon, Mr. D. B. "Doug" McDuffie and Nora Miller of Gaddy at the home of the bride's father, Mr. H. W. Miller. Mr. McDuffie has a business in Hamer.

The Dillon Herald, March 24, 1904

Whit Hamilton, Jr. has small pox. While in Red Springs, N.C. a few weeks ago, slept in a bed in which some one who had small pox had been sleeping and developed the disease about eight days ago.

The Dillon Herald, March 24, 1904

Mr. Lewis Bethea is lying critically ill at his home in east Latta.  He was found in the woods where he had been looking after cross tie cutting near Sellers Saturday in an unconscious condition.  His physician thinks he was attacked with a congestive chill.

The Dillon Herald, March 24, 1904

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R. L. Lane, CSA Veteran (Memorial in the April 28th issue by Camp Harllee No. 840, U.C.V)

The Dillon Herald, March 31, 1904

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Bessie McIntyre
Eli Gasque

The Dillon Herald, March 31, 1904

Elliott Singletary was killed on the plantation of Cash Ellerbe Saturday night.  Jackson Gerald was charged with the murder.

The Dillon Herald, March 31, 1904

Invitations issued for the upcoming marriage of Blanche Miller to Herbert S. Bethea in Marion on the 6th. Mr. Bethea has been in the employ of J. W. Dillon and Son for several months.

The Dillon Herald, March 31, 1904

Mr. John Shriver and family has moved to St. Helena. Mr. Shriver was a clerk for J. J. Dale and Company

The Dillon Herald, April 7, 1904

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Agnes Bufort Jackson

The Dillon Herald,  April 7, 1904

Marriages:

Loch McLaurin and Bessie Easterling were married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. White Easterling.  The bride is from Dillon and the groom is the son of Mr. Wesley McLaurin of Marlboro county.
Rev. Mr. Dixon of the Presbyterian church of McColl officiated.

Mr. J. H. Bass and Miss Ida Grimsley of Robeson county, N.C. were married last Sunday afternoon by Rev. H. Harrelson.

Mr. Isaiah Martin and Miss Nancy Tow, of Robeson County, NC were married at Mt. Zion Baptist church Saturday, March 26, by Rev. H. Harrelson.

Jesse Rowell and Sallie Smith were married April 3, 1905

Willie Smith and Lola Brown were married April 3, 1904

The Dillon Herald, April 14, 1904

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Francis A. Conely, CSA Veteran

The Dillon Herald, April 21, 1904

Annual meeting of Camp Harllee , No. 840, U. V. V. held last Saturday for the purpose of electing offices and selecting delegates to the State reunion at Charleston in May and the reunion at Nashville in June.

Officers elected:

A. T. Harlee, R. H. Rogers, G. G. Crawford, A. K. Parham, T. C. Sherwood, E. A. Bethea,
T. J. Weatherly, B. M. Badger, Rev. F.O. S. Curtis
Delegates:
Edwin A. Bethea, G. W Munn, B. M. Bader, A. K. Parham, D. J. McKay, G. G. Crawford,
Rev. F.O.S. Curtis, and Jno. C. Cottingham.
Miss Julia Badger was chosen as sponsor for Both reunions.

The Dillon Herald, April 21, 1904

Marriages:

Marriage of Sheppard McKenzie and Victoria Page at the home of Mr. Wm. Page near Page's Mill on Wednesday afternoon. Miss Page is the youngest daughter of Mr. Wm Page. Rev. F.O.S. Curtis performed the ceremony.

Marriage of John Strand of Dillon and Miss Mattie Omery of Durham, N.C. at the North Marlboro parsonage, Cheraw on April 1. The ceremony was performed by Rev. T. L. Belvin (from the Pee Dee Advocate)

The Dillon Herald, April 21, 1904

Deaths posted in April 21 issue - transcription of the articles available - contact me by email hbmoody@bellsouth.net

Joel Bullock
Carolina Hayes

The Dillon Herald, April 28, 1904

Mr. C. O. Dixon moves back to Mullins

The Dillon Herald, April 28, 1904

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James H. Porter, CSA Veteran

The Dillon Herald, May 26, 1904

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Elijah Hatchell
D. C. Carmichael

The Dillon Herald, June 9, 1904

Shooting of Benjamin Frierson near the Dillon Cotton Mills by John Daniels.

The Dillon Herald, June 9, 1904

Application of Administration for the estate of:

Duncan Carmichael by H. Hoyt Carmichael

The Dillon Herald, June 9, 1904

Marriage on Wednesday June 1 of Joseph Arnett and Blanche Harrelson, daughter of Mr. A. H. Harrelson of the Bermuda Section. Rev. H. Harrelson officiating.

The Dillon Herald, June 9, 1904

Deaths posted in June 9 issue - transcription of the articles available - contact me by email hbmoody@bellsouth.net

Mrs. Benjamin Horton
Lou Moye

The Dillon Herald, June 16, 1904

Report of court proceeding.

John Daniels acquitted in the murder of Benjamin Frierson

The case against Avery Street in the murder of Benjamin Carmichael was discharged

John McRae who was a tenant on Mr S. L. Page's place near Campbell's Bridge is charged with having burned his house in which his two children were asleep.  McRae and his wife had parted and the supposition of the State is that the husband burned the house and cremated  the children in a spirit of revenge.  However, the prosecution failed to establish a clear case and the jury disagreed.

The Dillon Herald, June 16, 1904

The marriage of Lucy Flowers to W. E. Hall, last Sunday afternoon. Lucy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hall. Rev. R. O. S. performed the ceremony. Mr. Hall is a salesman at Richboug and Stubbs.

The Dillon Herald, June 16, 1904

Deaths posted in June 16 issue - transcription of the articles available - contact me by email hbmoody@bellsouth.net

Ruby Westhouse
Joel Parrish
Jesse R. Gaddy

The Dillon Herald, June 16, 1904

Reward offered for the arrest of G. Raymond Berry, ex-superintendent of education for defaulting and fraud

The Dillon Herald, June 23, 1904

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Dr. William M. Davis
Ruby Westbrook
Luther Monroe Haselden (tribute published in the July 7 issue )

The Dillon Herald, June 30, 1904

Marriage of W. A. Meares and Maye Stackhouse on June 26, 1904. The bride is the daughter of Wesley Stackhouse.  Mr. Meares is from Robeson County and has been in the employ of Britt Bros. for the past year.

The Dillon Herald, June 30, 1904

The death angel entered Mr. H. L. Farley's home again last Thursday and removed his second youngest child.  Tho other one was taken away a week previous which  makes the second affliction peculiarly hard to bear.  Mrs. Farley who has been very ill is slowly recovering.

The Dillon Herald, July 7, 1904

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Mrs. H. L. Farley
Tribute to Luther Monroe Haselden


The Dillon Herald, July 14, 1904

Mr. T. J. Drew, editor of the Hartsville Messenger, died Sunday after a brief illness.  Mr. Drew was a native of Marion county and quite a successful newspaper man.  He leaves a number of relatives all of whom reside below he court house.

The Dillon Herald, July 14, 1904

Mullins, July 10 - Mr. J. W. Norton, a brother of ex-Congressman, Norton, died here last week.  Mr. Norton was about 78 years of age, having served in both the Mexican and Civil wars.  He leaves a wife and several children

The Dillon Herald, July 14, 1904

C. F. Maynard and Janie Doaries were married last Monday.  Miss Doaries was the 16 year-old sister of Mrs. McKay

The Dillon Herald, July 14, 1904

The infant son of Dr. and Mrs. Brailsford died last week

The Dillon Herald, July 21, 1904

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Charles V. Peterkin
Jake E. Bass


The Dillon Herald, July 28, 1904

Last Sunday morning the intelligence of the death of Mrs. Appie Floyd, wife of ex-sheriff, Faulk Floyd, of Robeson county, NC, was received by her relatives.  Her body was laid to rest at Campbells Bridge.

The Dillon Herald, July 28, 1904

Card of thanks by W. H. Breeden for sympathy in the death of his sister.

The Dillon Herald, August 4, 1904

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Hugh Price

The Dillon Herald, August 4, 1904

Reunion of the descendants of Isham Watson at Antioch Church near Sellers August 17. In the September 1 issue a long article was published reporting on the reunion.  300 attended.

The Dillon Herald, August 11, 1904

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Mrs. Jno. C. Carmichael
Miss. C. P. Hall
Mr. W. W. McCormic
Harries C. Turner
  
 
The Dillon Herald, August 18, 1904

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R. H. Butler


The Dillon Herald, August 25, 1904

Capt. W. J. Page celebrated his 76th birthday with a large gathering for dinner.

The Dillon Herald, August 25, 1904

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Mary Stackhouse Ammons
Virginia Rogers Stackhouse


The Dillon Herald, September 1, 1904

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Julius Hubbard

The Dillon Herald, September 1, 1904

Charlotte, NC - August 30 - A special from Bennettsville, SC, tells of a homicide at Red Hill near there today. Calvin Hyatt shooting and killing Malcom Brewer. The trouble was over the arrest of Brewer's son by Hyatt, who was a constable.  Brewer is said to have assaulted Hyatt when the officer shot him. Both parties are white.

The Dillon Herald, September 1, 1904

Wm. McCall, a well-known colored man, died at Neil Bethea's residence Saturday night after a short illness.  McCall had been engaged in the bicycle business here for a number of years and by his thrift and economy had accumulated a nice little property.  He was above the average intellectually and morally and was looked upon as a leader of his race.  He was buried by the Masons Sunday afternoon, of which order he was a prominent member.

The Dillon Herald, September 1, 1904

At the home of the bride's brother, Chief of Police A. E. Spivey, Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, Miss Hattie Spivey and Mr. Charles Atkinson were united in marriage. Rev. I. P. Hedgepeth officiated. Attendants were Miss Addie Lewis and Mr. Brant Atkinson. The bride is a daughter of Mr. John Spivey of Salters Depot, SC. and the groom in the son of Mr. Hybert Atkinson of this county.

The Dillon Herald, September 8, 1904

Mr. T. O. Ott, the clever traveling representative of W. H. Gibbes & Co., who is well-known in this section, was married in Brooklyn, NY., last week to a very popular and wealthy young lady.

The Dillon Herald, September 29, 1904

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J. F. Breeden
Nellie Ellerbe


The Dillon Herald, September 29, 1904

Mr. Cornelius McGee and Mrs. Susan Sneed were married at the parsonage of Rev. F. O. S. Curtis on September 28, 1904. Both are from the "factory hill"

The Dillon Herald, September 29, 1904

Report of train wreck in Knoxville, Tennessee with a list of the dead.

The Dillon Herald, October 6, 1904

Bennettsville - Report of the marriage of Adele Arlington of Philadelphia and Zephry Wright of Bennettsville. on October 2, 1904

Missing issues on the microfilm of The Dillon Herald, from October 6, 1904 to December 29, 1904

The Dillon Herald, December 29, 1904

Births

A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. H.. S. Blizzard on December 26, 1904
A daughter to Mr. land Mrs. Howard Alford on December 25, 1904
A son to Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Pooser on December 26, 1904

The Dillon Herald, December 29, 1904

Marriages

Mrs. Walter James and Miss Margaret Almira Hyatt on December 25, 1904. Rev. A. B. Surles officiated

Mr. W. J. Harding and Miss Lula Murray on December 25, 1904, in Carmichael Township.  Mr. Harding formerly of Columbia and Miss Murry of Robeson County.

Mr. L. A. Tatum and Miss Kate McLaurin were married in Laurinburg on December 24, 1904.

P. H. Miller and Florence Easterling of Tatum, were married on the evening of the 22nd.  They will make their home in Free State.

The Dillon Herald, December 29, 1904

Charles Streater, colored was killed near Bingham on Sunday by unknown assailant.











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