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1906


The Dillon Herald, January 4, 1906

Death of Maggie Berry Hatchell - transcription of article available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, January 4, 1906

Mr. W. D. Rogers, better known as "Little Billy" Rogers, who once lived near here, died at a hospital in Wilmington last week after an illness of several months

The Dillon Herald, January 4, 1906

Marriages:

Mollie Faulk to J. A. McCormac in Rowland.  The bride is the sister of  J. V. Faulk of Latta and the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. R. Faulk.

Mr. Jno Hargrove to Cora McRae at Beulah church near Alfordsville this afternoon.  The bride is from Marion and the groom is from Little Rock, SC.

The Dillon Herald, January 4, 1906

Jewish Event in Dillon - Messrs. A. Weinstein, M. Margolies, Harry Weinstein and M. B. Shockett spent Sunday in Dillon, S.C. having been called there to attend the circumcision of a boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Isador Blum.

The Dillon Herald, January 11, 1906

Death posted January 11- transcription of articles available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Joel Harrelson

The Dillon Herald, January 11, 1906

Mrs. Robert McLendon died at Bingham Sunday afternoon as the result of a stroke of paralysis.  She was a very aged lady, and her death was not unexpected, though quite a shock to her friends.

The Dillon Herald, January 11, 1906

Marriages:

Mr. D. A. Surking to Miss M. D. Webster last Friday night the 5th by Mr. H. McRae, notary public.  Both of this county.

On December 31, 1905, Mr. L. J. Pittman to Miss Maggie Jane Allen, both of Carmichael township, Rev. H. Harrelson officiating.

On January 7, Mr. G. B. Andrews to Miss Mollie Bass, both of Robeson County, Rev.. H. Harrelson officiating.

Mr. Benton Blalock to Miss Monte Christian, January 3rd in the Methodist church at Mount Gilead, NC.

The Dillon Herald, January 18, 1906

Death of Leonard Smily Bigham, former senator of this county, in Forestville.

Deaths posted January 11- transcription of articles available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Colin Weatherly, CSA Veteran
Mrs. Milton Stackhouse

The Dillon Herald, January 18, 1906

Marriages:

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Allen have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter Anna Grace to Wm. Ledbetter on Wednesday, January 24, 1906.

Rowland, NC - Jan. 10 - Miss Willie Atrell Thompson to Mr. Robert Cothran Emanuel of Mallory, SC this afternoon at 5 o'clock in Rowland, NC.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. W. B. Thompson, proprietor of Merchants Hotel.

This issue contains the write-up of the January 4th wedding mentioned in the January 4 issue of the Herald of Cora Alice McRae and John N. Hargrove.

The Dillon Herald, January 18, 1906

J. W. Bullock, one of the oldest citizens of Robeson County, died last Saturday.  He leaves 18 children and 75 grandchildren.

The Dillon Herald, February 1, 1906

Death of Capt. Andrew T. Harlee in Florida  - transcription of articles regarding his death on February 1 and February 8 available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 1, 1906

A Negro house near the old guard house caught fire Tuesday morning, but the blaze was quickly extinguished by Mr. J . A. Nettles who formed a bucket brigade out of his shop hands and some others in the vicinity.  The building caught in the boxing near the top story.  After the flames had been put out Mr. Nettles wanted to know where the fire engine was the town was going to buy with the proceeds from the Carnival.  But seriously, we are badly in need of some kind of fire-fighting apparatus and the $300, which the town received from the Carnival should be used as a nucleus for the fire engine fund.  Some night we’ll wake up and find ourselves at the mercy of the flames.

The Dillon Herald, February 1, 1906

Smallpox Situation Serious

“There are between 150 and 200 case of genuine confluent small pox in the two mill villages” said Dr. Taber to a Herald man several days ago. 

“There are very few cases of varioloid” continued the Doctor, “but genuine old London slum small pox is everywhere.  The worst is yet to come, too.  Wait till the weather turns cooler and we have a few days of real winter and the disease will spread with fearful rapidity.  Vaccination is the only way to stamp it out, and if the public neglects to take this precaution the responsibility will rest with them."

Sunday morning Mrs. John Beaver died from smallpox.  She had been ill about ten days.  The family moved here from Virginia several weeks ago and now every member with the exception of the husband and father is prostrated with the disease.  Mrs. Beaver suffered terribly from the disease until death relived her.  The body was fearfully scarred from the ravages of the disease.

On the Friday preceding Mr. Beaver’s death, Jim Blanton, son of Rev. Mr. Blanton, fell a victim to the disease.  He had not been ill many days.  He was a young man full of vigor and strength, but he succumbed rapidly to the disease.  His like, Mrs. Beavers was a genuine case of confluent smallpox.

Last week two men were walking about Main street with cotton stuffed in their shoes to protect the raw flesh on their feet from coming in contact with the had shoe sole.  They were just up from a case of smallpox and every bit of skin had been eaten away form the bottom of their feet, leaving nothing but gristle and proud flesh exposed.

Down at the mill villages, so the physicians say, these sights are common.   Persons with pided faces and seen everywhere. Those who have not been attacked do not seem to care, and those who have the disease have no scruples about spreading it.

The Dillon Herald, February 1, 1906

Mr. I. C. Benoy, the Herald's foreman, was called to his home at Aberdeen, N.C., Friday by a telegram announcing the serious illness of his father.  Mr. Benoy died Saturday morning shortly after his son's arrival.

The Dillon Herald, February 1, 1906

Death of Luther Miller - transcription of article available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 8, 1906

Marriage of  W. M. Rowell and Annie Herring on February 4, 1906.  Both of Carmichael Township

The Dillon Herald, February 8, 1906

Kate McColl, a well-known colored woman, and wife of Jewitt McColl, an industrious Negro citizen, died last Friday after several weeks illness.

Death of Lewis Brigman, aged 60 found dead at the lower end of main street, Sunday morning.

The Dillon Herald, February 8, 1906

G. Raymond Berry out on Bond

The Dillon Herald, February 15, 1906

Frank Emanuel, a well-known colored man, died here Saturday of consumption.  Frank was one of the pioneers of Dillon and was well-like by his race.  He was a member of the colored Baptist church, and occasionally conducted services in the absence of the pastor.

The Dillon Herald, February 15, 1906

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hinson died very suddenly last Thursday morning.  The little one which was not more than three months old had never been very healthy, and when Mr. and Mrs. Hinson awoke Thursday morning they found it dead in its cradle.  It had not been dead long for it was only a short while before when the mother was with it.  The body was buried near Maxton, Friday.

The Dillon Herald, February 15. 1906

Marriage of R. W. Fenigan and Willie Ellen last Thursday.  Miss Ellen is the daughter of Mrs. Amanda Ellen and Mr. Fenigan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Fenigan

The Dillon Herald, March 2, 1906

Deaths in the March 2 issue - transcription of articles available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net> 

Jim Dunbar
DuBois Sellers
Archie Todd

The Dillon Herald, March 2, 1906

Marriages of B. F. Whittington and May Harper on February 35, 1906.  Miss Harper is from near Marion and Mr. Whittington from Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, March 15, 1906

Thad, the 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bethea, was severely burned about the arms and legs and body last Thursday morning.  The young fellow was in the act of kindling a fire in his sleeping room when in some manner his flannel gown became ignited.

The Dillon Herald, March 15, 1906

Marriage of Lonnie Pate and Maggie MacDonald, last Sunday.  Miss McDonald of  Dillon and Mr. Pate of Rowland.  They were married in Little Rock.

The Dillon Herald, March 15, 1906

Death posted in the March 15, 1906 issue - transcription of articles available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net> 

W. L. Atkinson

The Dillon Herald, March 15, 1906

A few days ago the thirteen year old daughter of John Hayes was drowned in the Pee Dee river near Hunt's Bluff.  Mr. Hayes was operating a tug boat for a lumber company and was pulling logs from the bank.  His wife and daughter were on the boat with him when the girl ventured too far and fell into the muddy water.  It is said that Hayes could not swim and was afraid to jump into the water.  Before he could get a canoe the girl was beyond help.  The river was searched for several days with the hope of recovering he body, but it has not yet been found.  The Hays are from Marion county - Pee Dee Advocate

The Dillon Herald, March 22, 1906

Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Johnson have returned from their bridal tour and have apartments at Mr. E. L. Moore's residence where they are at home to their numerous friends.

The Dillon Herald, March 22, 1906

Death posted in the March 22, 1906 issue - transcription of articles available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net> 

Cameron McKenzie

The Dillon Herald, March 22, 1906

Mr. Junious Evans who was paralyzed by a fall from a window in the McMillan building at Marion a few weeks ago is not recovering from his injuries as rapidly as his physicians expected.  The lower part of his body is still paralyzed and this week he was taken to Charleston for treatment,  He has regained his faculties and converses freely with those around him, but his lower limbs are practically useless.  He spinal chord was injured.

The Dillon Herald, March 29, 1906

The marriage of Eugene Mason of Henley, NC and Lucy L. Goddard of Williamson, NC, an elopement

The Dillon Herald, March 29, 1906

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Brunson died Thursday after an illness of several days with pneumonia.  This is the second child Mr. and Mrs. Brunson have lost within the last few months and they are sorely afflicted by their last bereavement.  The little one was laid away at Mt. Holly Cemetery on the day following.

The Dillon Herald, March 29, 1906

Cards are out announcing the marriage of Mr. L. Cottingham of Dillon to Miss Wee Jennie McCutchen of Fowler, Williamsburg County, Thursday,  April 12.

The Dillon Herald,  March 29, 1906

Wednesday morning last the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Blum contracted a slight cold which quickly developed into spasmodic croup.  Heroic efforts were made by the attending physicians to stay the development of the disease, but all to no avail, and at the early hour the little one breathed its last.  The little fellow was staying at the home of its grandfather, Mr. A. Schafer, at little Rock, and death came on so rapidly that, Mr. and Mrs. Blum reached its bedside only a short while before the child breathed its last.

The Dillon Herald, April 5, 1906

A social event of much interest to Dillonites is the approaching marriage of Dr. John H. Hamer to Miss Sallie Ingram, the pretty and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Ingram, at the Methodist church next Wednesday evening at 8 'clock.

The Dillon Herald, April 5, 1906

Recently there was in Dillon a woman, 108 years old.  She was not an emaciated, decrepit old creature that had to be assisted about or walked with cane of crutch.  She was well preserved, active and withal mild-mannered and fun-loving.  Her name is Maria Kadoo and she was visiting her son, Jewitt McColl, the well-known colored merchant and brick-layer. Maria was born in 1798 and has no trouble proving her age.  Her father and mother were slaves, but purchased their freedom.  Her father was born in America but her mother was brought over from the West Indies in a slave trading ship.  Notwithstanding her advance age Maria’s five senses have lost none of their acuteness.  Her appetite is excellent, and her nervous system suffers not disorders.  She walks with ease, is never ill, does not use a crutch or cane and converses in a manner that proves conclusively that her mental faculties are not in the least impaired.  Her home is in Florence and she spent two weeks with her grandson.  She has one brother living who is over one hundred.  Her mother was a centenarian.  A daughter who accompanied her was fifty years old though she did not look a day over 20. She takes very little medicine but smokes incessantly.  She says she feels as young as she ever did and thinks little about dying.  Her descendants prevailed upon her to have her picture taken but she refused to go the gallery and Mr. McLean went to Jewitt’s store and photographer her. Her family in noted for longevity and she appears to be the most remarkable member of it.

The Dillon Herald, April 5, 1906

Marriage of L. C. Lee and Minnie Fenegan on April 1, 1906.  Miss Fenegan is of Freestate.

The Dillon Herald, April 12, 1906

Dr. and Mrs. B. M. Badger have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Julia Catherine to Mr. David Gordon Baker, Wednesday evening, April 25th at 7 o'clock at the Methodist Church.  Miss Badger is on of Dillon's most popular young ladies.  Mr. Baker is a rising young lawyer of Florence.

The Dillon Herald, April 12, 1906

Cards are out announcing the marriage of Mr. T. C. Parham of Mallory to Miss Eliza, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Henley of Marietta, Wednesday afternoon, April 18h at the bride’s residence.  Miss Henley formerly lived in this section and is well remembered by a large circle of friends.  Correction was printed in the April 19th issue.  Mr. Thaddeus C. Parham was from Darlington, not Mallory.

The Dillon Herald, April 12, 1906

Mr. S. Seigler died at Wilmington Saturday and was buried at Mt. Holly Sunday afternoon  Mrs. Seigler was a Miss Deas from near Mars Bluff and moved to Dillon shortly after marrying Mr. Seigler.  She and her husband resided here several years before moving to Wilmington where Mr. Seigler is engaged in the furniture business.  The deceased was a woman of exemplary character and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  She as about 50 years old.

The Dillon Herald, April 12, 1906

Death posted in the April 12, 1906 issue - transcription of articles available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net> 

Junius Evans

The Dillon Herald, April 19, 1906

Marriages:

Lila Cottingham and Jennie McCutcheon on April 12, 1909.  Bride is from Fowler, SC. The groom of Dillon .  Miss McCutcheon is the sister of Mr. Jas. F. Cooper of Fowler, Mrs. Jas. P. Russell of Richmond, VA and Mr. Hugh McCutcheon.

Dr. John H. Hamer and Sallie Virginia Ingram on April 11, 1906.  Dr. Hamer is a dentist in Dillon and Miss Ingram is of Dillon and the daughter of Isaac C. Ingram.

The Dillon Herald, April 19, 1906

The skating rink at the Palmetto Warehouse is patronized liberally every night.  Mr. James Carmichael is floor manager and everything is done for the pleasure and convenience of the guests. In addition to the exercise the sport furnishes much amusement to the spectator as well as the participant.  Hard falls are frequent, and the frantic efforts of the beginner to keep his head up an his feet down are very amusing.

The Dillon Herald, April 19, 1906

The county medical association met at Dillon Saturday.  Those present were Dr. Z. B. Smith of Marion, President; Dr. Edwards of Latta, Treasurer; and Drs. T. W. Carmichael of Fork; R. H. Timmerman of Judson;  E. O. Brailsford of Mullins; B. M. Badger and D. M. Michaux of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, April 26, 1906

At 7 o'clock last night the marriage of Julia Badger and Mr. David Gordon took place.

The Dillon Herald, May 10, 1906

Marriages:

Last night at 8 o'clock, Mr. H. C. Weber was quietly married to Mrs. H. C. Page.  Rev. F. O. S. Curtis performed the ceremony.

F. M. Huggins and Fodie Barnes on May 2, 1906.  Bride is from Barnesville, NC

The Dillon Herald, May 10, 1906

Ex county superintendent of education, Raymond Berry was shot in Tampa.

The Dillon Herald, May 24, 1906

Philip Osteen, Dillon's crack third baseman, is receiving some flattering offers to play ball from the various towns which compass the State league, but owing to business reasons he has declined to accept any of them.

The Dillon Herald, May 31, 1906

Mr. and Mrs. Henry McCormac have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Lena Esten to Dr. Livingston F. Johnson of Dillon at the Methodist Church in Rowland, Wednesday, May 30th.  The bride is from Rowland.  After a few days at Dr. Johnson's native home, Kenansville, Dr. and Mrs. Johnson will be at home to their friends in Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, May 31, 1906

A telegram was received in Dillon Monday announcing the death of Mrs. Emma Albright, at Graham, N.C.  Mrs. Albright was formerly a Miss Page, a daughter of Capt. W. J. Page of Campbell’s Bridge and has many friends in this section who will be shocked to learn of her untimely death.  Mrs. Albright was in excellent health, apparently but suffered a stroke of appoplexy from which she never regained consciousness.  Mr. Frank Page and Misses Emma and Cora Page went to Graham Monday night to attend the funeral which was held Tuesday.

The Dillon Herald, May 31, 1906

Mr. Dan S. Cottingham is very sick at his home near Freestate.   Mr. Cottingham's condition is such as to arouse the anxiety of friends.

The Dillon Herald, May 31, 1906

Deaths posted in the May 31, 1906 issue - transcription of articles available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net> 

W. C. Marcom
Mr. H. Harrelson
Mrs. S. T. Moore

Resolutions of Respect for Fannie Williamson Campbell who died on May 1, 1906.

The Dillon Herald, June 21, 1906

It is very likely that the old Emerson Hotel building will be torn down and in it’s place will be erected a row of handsome brick stores.  The trustees of the Price estate have practically sold the old building to some parties who will use the lumber building dwelling houses.  The hotel is one of the oldest building in town but has served its purpose and must give way to buildings more in keeping with the progress of the town. The improvement will great add to the appearance of the business quarter of the east side of railroad Avenue.

The Dillon Herald, June 21, 1906

Another new automobile made its appearance in Dillon this week.  The new machine is owned by James Carmichael and was purchased from T. B. Jenkins of Sumter through C. B. Marcom who is local agent for the “Reo”

The Dillon Herald, June 21, 1906

A. E. Ingram, alias Dol Ingram, alias J. W. Smith was arrested for bigamy

The Dillon Herald, June 21, 1906

Death posted in the June 21, 1906 issue - transcription of articles available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net> 

Walker Lee Owens

The Dillon Herald, June 28, 1906

Wade Hampton Berry was convicted in court of general sessions in Charleston for passing a forged cheque for $50.00.  It is said that Berry is slowing dying from consumption and may not live long enough to serve his sentence.  His death under such circumstances will be a sad ending of a misspent life.

The Dillon Herald, June 28, 1906 

Death posted in the June 28, 1906 issue - transcription of articles available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

W. D. Gaddy


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