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NEWSPAPER EXCERPTS
1909

Items from the issues January 28, February 4, 11, 25, October 7, 14,  21,  28, November 4, 11,  18,  25, December 2, and December 9, 1909 can be found on the Dillon County History and Genealogy web page @

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On this page there will be some duplicates of items from issues mentioned above as well as additional items from those and other issues of the year 1909.

The Dillon Herald, January 7, 1909

Part of this article was unreadable.  I have transcribed the main portion.  This is probably the only record of this unidentified young woman's death.

A particularly sad and distressing event occurred in the Gaddy’s Mill section just before the holidays.  A band of gypsies or horse ….. stopped in the community to spend their Christmas.  A young woman married to one of the members of the band and her husband were at Mr. King’s home watching him butcher hogs.  In some way the young woman’s skirt caught fire form the blaze around the pot and before any of the people were aware of it her skirt was ablaze.  Although her husband and others make heroic efforts to extinguish the flames the woman was so badly burned she died Sunday after suffering agonies for ten days.  The gypsy band is some…. the West but the young woman was from Tennessee and with the gypsies only a …..,  The unfortunate woman was buried in the spot where she met her death.

The Dillon Herald, January 7, 1909

On Thursday morning December 31, 1908 at 11 o’clock, Rev. H. Harrleson of Hamer was married to Miss Lessie Moody of this section at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. E. C. Moody.  Rev. W. C. Wallace of Dillon officiating. Among those present were Misses Dollie, Bettie and Sallie McKenzie of Dillon, Miss Ida McKenzie, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Bryant of Latta, Mr. and Mrs. Dock Spiney (Spivey) of Zion, Rev. J.H. Moody, Messrs John and Stephen Moody of this section.  The couple will make their home near Pleasant Hill Church. (a second notice is in the January 14th issue)

The Dillon Herald, January 7, 1909

Marriages:

Miss Mary Harrelson and Mr. C. O. Moody were married at the home of the brides' parents, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  The Rev. A. E. C. Pittman performed the ceremony.

The marriage of Mr. Thomas Herring to Miss Florence Herring, both of Marion county at the home of Rev. Hugh Harrelson in the presence of many friends.

At the home of the bride, Mr. J. D. Smith to Miss Viola Herring, Dec. 20, 1908. Both of Marion county.

At the residence of Rev. Hugh Harrelson, Mr. B. L. McDaniel to Miss Dorah Harrelson, December 30, 1908, both of Marion County, Rev. Hugh Harrelson officiating

Mr. Clyde Sessions Bethea  and Miss Josie Bennett were married at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bennett on First Avenue. Rev. W. C. Kirkland performed the ceremony.  Harry McCutcheon of Latta was best man and Miss Dora Bennett was maid of honor.  Out of town guests were Mr. Joseph Bethea, Mrs. A. S. Manning of Latta, Mesdames J. J. Keller and Janie Bennett, Judson.  Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Bennett, Colorado. Misses Lou Bennett and Hattie and Lucy Adams of Marlboro County.

The Dillon Herald, January 7, 1909

Notice is hereby given that the firm heretofore known as Smith Co. doing business in the town of Dillon, SC has been dissolved.  Signed by J. F. Smith and J, E, Dowd, Dillon, SC

The Dillon Herald, January 7, 1909

The 7-year-old daughter of Mrs. W. C. David widow of the late Capt. Davis, died Tuesday at the factory village.  The child was taken suddenly ill from eating canned beef and though every thing known to medical science was done to save her life, the little on passed late Tuesday afternoon.  The interment was made at Mt. Holly yesterday.  The children of the factory school was attending in a body as a mark of respect to their former schoolmate.

The Dillon Herald, January 7, 1909

Deaths posted in the January 7, 1909 issue. Transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net

Henry Braswell
Martha Jackson

The Dillon Herald, January 7, 1909

Quick Settlement, McColl, S.C. December 23, 1908

Mr. Max Fass, Genl. Agt. S.A. L. _ C.

I acknowledge with thanks check No. 126 in the sum of twenty five hundred ($2500.00) which was to cover the settlement of policy No. ___ in the South Atlantic Inc. Co. of Richmond carried on life of my deceased husband Henry B. Tatum.  I beg to state further that my husband was insured in several other Co’s,  This was the last policy taken out by my husband, and the first one settled, said settlement was made three days after his death.  Yours very truly,  Louise B. Tatum.


The Dillon Herald, January 14, 1909

Death posted in the January 14, 1909 issue. Transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net

W. B. White

The Dillon Herald, January 21, 1909

Marriage of Minnie Ellen Gaddy and Hartwell Bailey.  The maid of honor was Blanche McKenzie and the best man was Thos. Gaddy.  Ella Gaddy was a sister of the bride and was accompanied by Worth Burns. A reception was given at the home of Mr. Luther Ford at Pages Mill.

The Dillon Herald, January 21. 1909

The trees recently put out along main street, already improve the appearance, but in ten or twelve years hence they will indeed be an ornament as well as a source of pride and comfort to those fortunate enough to enjoy their shade. Quite a number of property owners have expressed a willingness to pay for trees around their premises.  Now is the time to put trees around your premises, you’ll be sorry when you see your neighbor sitting under his shady oaks when you are taking the sun..

The Dillon Herald, January 28, 1909

Five young lasses enter walking contest from Dillon to Latta. Edith Elliott took first and Beulah Braddy came in second.  The time was one hour and thirty-four minutes.  First prize $5.00 and Second was $2.50.  Dinner for all.  Other contestants. Rebecca Elliott, Eula Braddy and Mabel Evans.

The Dillon Herald, January 28, 1909

Marriage of Flora Eliza Doares and John Eugene Thompson at the residence of J. A. McKay, last Friday evening.  Rev. W. C. Kirkland performed the ceremony.  Miss Doares lived in Dillon about two years ago, employed by the Stubbs Co. For the past year she has been residing at Aberdeen.  The groom is a prosperous young business man of Aberdeen. 

Marriage of John Campbell Blackman and Jennie May Hyatt on January 24.  Rev. Kirkland performed the ceremony at the Methodist parsonage. The groom is from Kentyre.

The Dillon Herald, February 4, 1909

Miss Mary Sprunt Bethea, the lovely little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T.Bethea celebrated her fifth birthday with a party Monday afternoon.

The Dillon Herald, February 4, 1909

The marriage of J. P. Bethea and Magnolia Norton on January 17, 1909 in Little Rock.  A. Schafer presided.

The Dillon Herald, February 4, 1909

Invitations have been received for the marriage of  Miss Willie Huggins to Mr. Bethea at the home of the bride's uncle home in Wilmington, NC, Tuesday February 9, 1909

The Dillon Herald, February 11, 1909

Bank Robbery Story Retold

A preliminary hearing at Latta this week of the famous yegman known as “Swipes” a member of the notorious McKinley-Nolan gang of safe blowers revived interest in the bank robber at Latta on the night of Feb. 25, 1904.  “Swipes” was convicted of this crime and has just finished serving a five-year sentence in the federal prison in Atlanta.  How he must answer to the burglary for robber of the J. L. Davis store. (complete article available upon request

The Dillon Herald, February 11, 1909

Mr. W. R. Bonsall, promoter of North and South Carolina Railroad hold conference with Dillon Business men and summits proposition for bringing his railroad to Dillon. 

Representative of the Rockingham Power Co. spends day in Dillon promoting a link from Dillon to the Rockingham Power Co. Would make Dillon the Electric City of the Pee Dee.

The Dillon Herald, February 11, 1909

Rev. and Mrs. H. A. Willis were given a substantial pounding by their friends at the Baptist parsonage Wednesday night. They were surprised with enough good things to "keep the wolf from the door" for many weeks to come.

The Dillon Herald, February 11, 1909

Deaths in the February 11 issue.  Transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bell.south.net>

Allie Amanda Parham
Mary Jane Bethea

The Dillon Herald, February 11, 1909

Marriages:

Mr. Bascom Meares and Miss Susie Huggins of Lumberton were united in matrimony at the Price Court Inn Monday morning. It was another case of parental objection and a romantic flight across the border line to the state where marriage certificates are unnecessary and divorces are never granted.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Joe Cabell Davis, Notary Public.

On the 2nd instant at the home of the bride at Marietta, NC, Miss Belle McQueen and Mr. T. B. Campbell were happily married. The groom is a native of Dillon. The couple are now residing at the home of Mr. Niel Campbell father of the groom Mr. and Mrs. Campbell will make their future home on the Jackson place near Little Rock.

The Dillon Herald, February 11, 1909

Announcement - I have taken this method of informing the public that I have moved my residence from the Price Court Inn to Mrs. Agnes Carmichael's.  The night bell will be found near the front door.  L. R. Craig, M.D.

The Dillon Herald, February 11, 1909

Dan Hamer was arrested at Kirbyville, Texas on December 30, for the murder of Walker in Dillon last June.  He claims self defense.

The Dillon Herald, February 18, 1909

Error in Survey says too much territory left in the old county and not enough in new county.  The mistake was made by the surveyor who ran the cut-off division line.  He stated at a point higher up on the Marlboro line than he was told to.  There are many articles in these issues regarding the survey for the division of the two counties.

The Dillon Herald, February 18, 1909

A Narrow Escape – Sunday night a week ago as Mrs. Whit Hamilton, better known as “Bub” was returning from his father’s stables where he had been to feed the stock someone fired at him with a pistol at close range and the bullet narrowly missed his abdomen.  As it was the little messenger of death passed through his waistcoat without touching the skin.  The man who fired the shot was standing behind a tree near the lot gate and had evidently selected his hiding place with great care as he knew that Mr. Hamilton must pass with in a few feet of the tree on his return to the house.  The flash and report of the pistol startled Mr. Hamilton for the moment and when he fell backward as few feet, the would-be assassin ran away in the darkness.  Mr. Hamilton did not recognize the man but saw enough of him to convince him that the party was white.  He is at a loss to understand why any one should make an attempt upon his life.

The Dillon Herald, February 18, 1909

The surprise marriage of Mr. John W. Gaddy and Miss Jennnie Brunson at Florence Saturday night.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. Robert Brunson of Dillon.  The groom is one of Dillon's popular young business men, being a member of the firm of L. C. Braddy Co.

The Dillon Herald, February 25, 1909

Notice - I take this occasion in retiring from the drug business to thank my friends for their generous support during the eight years I was in business and to bespeak a continuance of a liberal share of their patronage to my successor’s the Brunson Drug Store.  I will now devote myself exclusively to my chosen profession, the practice of medicine, my office East side of Railroad Avenue facing the passenger depot square.
Office Phone – 68
Home Phone – 28
B. M. Badger, M.D

The Dillon Herald, February 25, 1909

Rev. F. O. Curtis spent Saturday in the city on his way to Charlottesville, VA., where he accompanies his son, Mr. Mack Curtis who was married on the 23rd instant to Miss Ada Harbottle.  The bride is well-known in Dillon as she was connected with the music department at the High School for several seasons.  Mr. Curtis is employed as pharmacist at Evan’s Pharmacy.  After  a brief honeymoon the couple will be at home in Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, February 25, 1909

Mullins -A Negro man while attempting to board a freight train here lost a leg Saturday afternoon.

The Dillon Herald, February 25 1909

Master Smith Stubbs entertained friend in honor of his eighth birthday Tuesday afternoon.

The Dillon Herald, February 25 1909

Beaty & Beaty have contracted to page 6000 feet of street from the corner of Morris Fass's store on main street down to the stables formerly occupied by the Bennett Live Stock Co. the next work will be done on Railroad avenue from L. C. Braddy's corner up to T. L. Bass's. Crossings of vitrified brick or reinforced concrete will probably be laid on several of the prominent street

The Dillon Herald, February 25, 1909

Deaths in the February 25, 1909 issue.  Transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

E. H. McKenzie - CSA Veteran
John A. Bullard

The Dillon Herald, March  4, 1909

Mrs. E. L. Moore was called to Nichols Thursday to attend the funeral services of her aunt, Mrs. Coleman, who died Wednesday night.

The Dillon Herald, March 4, 1909

Deaths in the March 4, 1909 issue.  Transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Florine Fass
J. A. Peterkin

The Dillon Herald, March 4, 1909

Mr. F. Mac Curtis arrived in town Friday night with his bride, formerly Miss Ada Harbottle to whom he was married on the 23 inst. at Charlottesville, VA.  They will reside at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. O’Ferrall.  After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Curtis went to Ninety Six where they spend a few days with the groom’s sister, Mrs. H. B. Blizzard

The Dillon Herald, March 11, 1909

Headlines in the March 11th issue. Articles available upon request.

D. H. Fass, formerly of Dillon is convicted in the federal court upon the charge of illegal use of the mails.

D. Swartzman indicted by the U.S. Grand Jury at Florence for concealing assets and other perjury in connection with the bankruptcy proceeding against him as proprietor of the Marion Department Store.

Charlie Ivey, who formerly ran in livery stable in Dillon is in Lumberton jail charged with criminal carelessness in the death of some children

The Dillon Herald, March 11, 1909

Marriage at the Mill - On Saturday night , March 9th, at 9”30 o’clock, Mr. Willie Hulon of the buck Swamp section and Miss Betsy Hulon of Dillon were joined together in the bonds of matrimony by Mr. W H. Cook, Jr, N.P. at the home of the brides’ cousin, Mr. Jonnie Hulon.

We are still expecting some weddings in the near future and if all those little knee pants boys and short dress girls that are sporting around the mills will get married we will have a wedding for you to print in each issue of your paper for the next few months at least.
Much success to the Herald and its readers. Well Wisher.

The Dillon Herald, March 11, 1909

Deaths in the March 11 issue.  Transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bell.south.net>

J. C. Sinclair
Cady Young

The Dillon Herald, March 18, 1909

P. B. Hamer filed for administrator for the estate of Melvin L. Gaddy

The Dillon Herald, March 18, 1909

After twelve years in the penitentiary at Raleigh, Mr. Arch B. Norton was last week pardoned by Governor Kitchen.  Mr. Norton together with Tom White was convicted of the murder of Jesse Tolar near Red Springs and was sentence to thirty years in the state prison.  Some time ago White made a confession on his dying bed that Mr. Norton was innocent. He is now living with his son, Ed in McColl.

The Dillon Herald, March 18, 1909

Marriages;
 
W. D. McKenzie and Getie Allen were married Sunday, March 7, by Rev. H. Harrelson.

Mr. Goodman Meares and Miss Mittie Mercer of Lumberton, N.C. were joined in the holy estate of matrimony Sunday evening at the Price Court Inn, by Dr. Joe Cabel Davis, the marrying notary of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, March 25, 1909

Death of the son of Luther Carmichael. Transcription by email available at <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, March 25, 1909

At the Opera House - for the benefit of the graded school grounds

On next Friday night the 36th the comedy drama, “Ingomar, the Barbarian” will be presented at the Opera House by Mr. and Mrs. Edourd D’Oize of Baltimore.
The cast consists of Mr. and Mrs. D’Oize,  Prof. W. W. Nickles, Dr. Michaux, Miss Michaux, Professor Gentry, Miss Nettie McKenzie, Prof. Hays, W. A. Blizzard, Ben Badger, Jack Moody, John David, Reuben Moody, Earl Bethea, and Roy Moore.

The Dillon Herald, April 1, 1909

Married - Sunday at the home of Miss Aurella Harlee, Dr. L. R. Craig of this place and Mrs. John Harlee of Mobile, Ala.  Rev. W. C. Kirkland, performed the ceremony, only a few friends were present.

The Dillon Herald, April 8, 1909

Marriages

Leslie Robert Thompson and Leah Elizabeth Dickson, last Sunday, both from Goldsboro.

Luther Benjamin Turner and Eleanor Lewis, last Sunday, both from Buie, NC

The Dillon Herald, April 8,  1909

Daniel Cottingham an aged gentleman, being in his eighty-seventh year died Sunday morning.  He fell some weeks ago and has been unable to walk and partially unconscious ever since.  He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters to mourn his loss.

The Dillon Herald, April 15, 1909

Over at Mullins Cupid held high court last Sunday morning and before his altar appeared Miss Azile Martin of Mullins and Mr. Richard Lattie Moody of Dillon.  The services of the Rev. J. M. Daniel were called in to adjust matters between the loving pair and in short order the name Martin was changed to Moody and soon after Mr. Moody took his charming bride to his father's home in Dillon. (the article has Bob Moody but that is incorrect)

The Dillon Herald, April 15, 1909

Deaths in the April 15th issue. Transcriptions by email available at <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Preston Hyatt
Patsy Sherwood
Delthia Stafford Stackhouse

The Dillon Herald, April 22, 1909

E. L. McDonald and Bettie McQueen were married Tuesday in Lumberton. Miss. McQueen the daughter of the late D. A. McQueen of near Clio

The Dillon Herald, April 22, 1909

Death in the April 22th issue. Transcription by email available at <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Martha Bethea Sherwood

The Dillon Herald, April 29, 1909

Deaths in the April 29th issue. Transcription by email available at <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

James Carmichael
David Lewis

The Dillon Herald, May 6, 1909

Deaths in the May 6 issue. Transcription by email available at <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Captain Guy
Manthie Caulder
Charlie Norton

The Dillon Herald, May 6, 1909

Marriage of P. W. Bethea and Eva Weathers, Friday.  Both of St. George.  Immediately after the marriage ceremony the couple left for Latta where they spent several days visiting Mr. Bethea's relatives.

The Dillon Herald, May 13, 1909

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Ivey celebrated their crystal wedding anniversary.

The Dillon Herald, May 20, 1909

The sympathy of the community goes out to Rev. W. C. Kirkland in the death of his mother, which sad event occurred at Olar, in Barnwell county, on Saturday last.  Mr. Kirkland was a the bedside of his mother when the end came, having been summoned home about ten days ago.

The Dillon Herald, May 20, 1909

The editor of The Herald is in receipt of a letter from Henry T. Edens who is up in the Carolina section nursing Capt. Arch Sinclair back to hearth. The Captain has been indisposed for some time but Henry writes that he applied his rabbit foot and now the Captain say he feels like following Lee and Jackson over the hills of Vicksburg again.

The Dillon Herald, May 20, 1909

Deaths in the May 20 issue. Transcription by email available at <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Mrs. Hugh Price

The Dillon Herald, May 20, 1909

While driving down to Latta Wednesday, Mr. J. F. West’s horse got frightened at an automobile and ran away throwing Mr. West against a telephone pole and badly injuring him. In the buggy with Mr. West was Mr. H. L. Clark, night operator at the A. C. L. Depot, who escaped without injury.

The Dillon Herald, May 27, 1909

Mr. Flora Watson, Messrs Vernon lane and Thomas Gaddy went to Lumberton, N.C., Monday to attend the marriage of Miss Rancke of that city to Mr. Fred Lane of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, May 27, 1909

Mrs. Yetta Blum has announced the engagement of her daughter, Miss Minnie to Mr. Max Wager of Thomasville, N.C.   Miss Blum is the sister of Mr. Isadore Blum of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, May 27, 1909

Deaths in the May 27 issue. Transcription by email available at <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Albert Prince Edwards

The Dillon Herald, June 2, 1909

Alma Rancke and F. M. Lane were married in Lumberton, NC.  There is a long article describing the wedding ceremony.

The Dillon Herald, June 9 to July 8 1909, issues missing from the microfilm

The Dillon Herald, July 8, 1909

Julia Mobley and W. J. Irwin were married at the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Evans, Wednesday afternoon.  Miss Mobley is the sister of Mrs. A. J. Evans and if a native of Heath Springs.  She has been teaching at Reedy Creek for the last year and was a 1903 Winthrop graduate.  They will make their home in Chester.

The Dillon Herald, July 8, 1909

Dillon is becoming a veritable Gretna Green for North Carolina lovers who find parental objections standing in the way of their happiness.

Last Sunday Morris Pate and Miss McKay or Red Springs arrived in town on the 6:30 train and securing the services of Rev. W. C. Kirkland were married at the Price Court Inn.  The young couple was accompanied by Misses Irene Poole and Julia Pate

Tuesday, Miss Elizabeth Beckham and Mr. C. B. Martin of Raleigh, accompanied by Mr. W. D. Masser of Henderson, arrived in the city after many thrilling and hairbreadth escapes and were quietly married by Mr. Kirkland.

The Dillon Herald, July 15 to July 29, 1909 issues missing from the microfilm

The Dillon Herald, July 29, 1909

Mr. W. H. Flowers of Rowland has accepted the position of chief of police at Dillon. Mr. Flowers was the chief at Rowland for several years and prior that he was the chief at Fayetteville for about 15 years.  Mr. F. B. Fenegan who has been acting chief will take his former place as night officer.

The Dillon Herald, July 29, 1909

‘Squire Pages’ court was packed to overflowing Tuesday afternoon with a varied assortment of humanity to hear the case of Cook vs. West and Faircloth.  According to the evidence it seems that some months ago one of Faircloth’s daughters married a Cook.  There was some trouble between the families on account of the alliance and a warrant was sworn out against young Cook.  Mr. West was asked to serve the warrant and in company with Mr. Faircloth went to the home of Jesse Cook, father of the groom, to serve the warrant.  Young Cook took refuge in a room and the elder Cook ordered the officers from the house.  The officers did not make an exit as quickly as the Cook’s thought proper and a general alarm was sent out to all the other Cooks in the neighborhood to come and assist in the ejectment proceedings.   Then the women took a hand, pandemonium reigned the gallant offices who had never flinched, under the fire of lead were not brave enough to withstand the onslaught of hoopskirts and feminine fury, and beat an orderly but rapid retreat to a place of safety. The net result of this hard-fought battle of words and threats was a warrant and a trial in ‘ Squire Pages’ court Tuesday afternoon.  It took the jury fully ten minutes to decide that the defendants were not guilty.

The Dillon Herald, August 5, 1909

Deaths in the August 5th issue. Transcription by email available at <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Henry Davis
Mrs. John McMillan
Jennie Taber

The Dillon Herald, August 12, 1909

Marriages in the August 12th issue:

Greatly to the surprise of their friends Mr. C. C. Graham and Miss Cora Cottingham were quietly married at the home of the brides’ parents Sunday evening.  The groom is a salesman at the Stubb’s Co. And has been a resident of Dillon for a number of years, having moved here from Chester, his native home.  The bride is a daughter of Mr. H. K. Cottingham

Inez McCormac and John Williams were married at the home of the bride Tuesday evening.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. J. A. McCormac and the groom is from Virginia.  The couple then took the train for Asheville. After a brief sojourn among relatives of the groom Mr. and Mrs. Williams will go to Virginia where is groom is proprietor  of a large mercantile establishment.

Ella Hamilton and Carey Jackson, both of Rennert North Carolina were married Sunday.

The Dillon Herald, August 12, 1909

Deaths in the August 12th issue. Transcription by email available at <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

John Hinson, CSA Veteran
Josie Stubbs

The Dillon Herald, August 12, 1909

Mr. Frank Watkins, whose ability as a chicken raiser and gardener is widely know, is greatly distressed in the loss of one hundred and fifty five chickens in three weeks from the disease known as limber neck.  Mr. Watkins asks that anyone acquainted with this disease and its cause to please contact him.

The Dillon Herald, August 19, 1909

Capt. R. L. Carmichael, of the U. S. Army spent Monday in town.  For the past several years he has been stationed at Ft. Michie, N.Y. but has been transferred to Ft. Moultrie. He is spending his vacation at Rowland where several years ago he was wedded to Miss McCollum.

The Dillon Herald, August 19, 1909

Mr. J. L. Bridges received a telegram Thursday to the effect that his brother, Mr. Rupert Bridgers died at Hendersonville, N.C. The funeral was in Elrod.

The Dillon Herald, August 19, 1909

Death in the August 19th issue. Transcription by email available at <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Nancie Edens

The Dillon Herald, August 26, 1909

Death in the August 26th issue. Transcription by email available at <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Adeline Rogers
Capt. A. C. Sinclair, CSA Veteran

The Dillon Herald, August 26, 1909

Married at the home of Rev. Hugh Harrelson at his home near Hamer:

On August 15th, Miss Annie Scott to Mr. John Miller, both of Robeson county

On August 22, Miss Annie Grantham to Mr. J. M. Murray, both of Robeson county.

The Dillon Herald, August 26, 1909

Mr. Christopher Lee accidentally fell from a piazza and broke his hip one day last week.  Mr. Lee is about ninety years old and has been unable to get about much for several years.

The Dillon Herald, August 26, 1909

William Jackson and Mollie Miller were married August 8, 1909.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. W. H. Miller of Campbell’s Bridge.

The Dillon Herald, September 2, 1909

M. H. Brigman shot and seriously wounded Jack Brigman at the Atlantic Coast Line Station.

The Dillon Herald, September 2, 1909

Dr. C. Henslee and Miss Jeanette McKenzie were married at Montreat, N. C. last Wednesday at the cottage of Mrs. D. N. Oliver.  She is a sister of Miss Isla McKenzie. Dr. And Mrs. McKenzie left immediately for the grooms home in Gratiot, Ohio where they will spend their honeymoon. They will be at home in Dillon after September 15.

The Dillon Herald, September 9, 1909

Notice of Administrator in the estate of Mrs. Margaret C. Carmichael by Robert McEachern
Notice of Administrator in the estate of W. H. Davis by R. S. Davis.

The Dillon Herald, September 9, 1909

News was received in Dillon yesterday of the death of Mrs. Jasper George which occurred at Latta Tuesday night.  Mrs. George had been ill only a few days.  She was 26 years of age and is survived by a husband.  The interment was made at the Latta cemetery Wednesday afternoon.  Mrs. George was sister of Mr. John W. Gaddy, of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, September 9, 1909

The marriage of Walter W. Davis and Grace Mixon at the home of the Hon. And Mrs. M. J. Spears, September 7, 1909 in Lamar. The bride is a sister of Mrs. M. J. Spears of Dillon. The groom was a former assistant cashier of the Peoples Bank.

The Dillon Herald, September 23, 1909

Death of the two year old child of Mrs. Ragland R. Brunson.  Transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, September 23, 1909

Mrs. Hammond of Georgia is spending the week with her cousin, Mr. L C. Braddy.   Prior to her marriage to Judge Hammond she was Miss McKay of Laurinburg.  This is her first visit back since she taught school at Dothan about 25 years ago.

The Dillon Herald, September 23, 1909

Mr. G. A Norwood, for many years a resident of Marion, but for the past six years a resident of Greenville, where he was in the banking business, died Saturday.  Mr. Norwood was the father of Mr. Sam Norwood and Mrs. Henry Mullins of Marion.  He was a successful business man and had accumulated  a large fortune.  For many years he was engaged in the commission business at Charleston, where he laid the foundation for his immense fortune.  His death removed from the state of action one of the most prominent business men of the state.

The Dillon Herald, September 23, 1923

Deaths in the September 23rd issue.  Transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Artemus M. McCormac
Mary White Cottingham

The Dillon Herald, September 30. 1909

Another Preacher Allen – the ordination of Bro. B. F. Allen took place recently at Cat Fish church, Marion County.  A graduate of Furman and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is the grandson of the late Rev. W. C. Allen and the brother of Rev. W. C. Allen, pastor of the Latta church.. His grandfather on his maternal side, was the late Deacon Coxe of Florence.

The Dillon Herald, September 30, 1909

The marriage of Julia Buie to L. T. Sessions, September 19th at the home of the bride's sister, Mr. R. B. McEachern of Hamer, SC.  The bride is a daughter of Archie Buie, deceased. The groom runs a cash store in Latta.

The Dillon Herald, October 7, 1909

Alf Kinney, a well-known colored man who has been conducting a blacksmith shop in Dillon for a number of years, died at Highsmith’s Infirmary at Fayetteville last week where he had been for some time receiving treatment.  The body was brought to Dillon and interred in the colored cemetery.

The Dillon Herald, October 14, 1909

Drowned in the Pee Dee – A county convict was frowned in Little Pee Dee near Harleee’s Bridge late Saturday afternoon.  The Negro was a trustee and was serving a two year sentence on the gang.  He purchased a string of fish from another Negro who was fishing on the stream and in attempting to swim across for the fish he sank into the waters and did not rise again.  The man was a good swimmer and it is believed that he was sized with cramp.  He made no outcry, but disappeared under the water and did not even rise the second or third time as is usually the case with drawing people . After some difficult the body was recovered with drag hooks and shipped to his relatives Sunday night. He had almost completed his term of imprisonment.

The Dillon Herald, October 14, 1909

John King "Swipes" convicted in Marion for the Latta robbery of February 25, 1904, Sentenced to two years.

The Dillon Herald, October 14, 1909

The marriage of Charlie H. Myers and Mollie Johnson. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Thomas Johnson of Marion.  The groom is from Dillon. They will make their home in Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, October 14, 1909

A Negro boy on Mr. Arch McCallum’s plantation near Hamer drank a quart of whiskey one night last week and died shortly after.  The whiskey it is alleged, was brought from a blind tiger somewhere in the community.  The boy was not addicted to the liquor habit, but he drank too much of the stuff at one time and it paralyzed the action of the heart.  He was found dead in a cotton seed house whither he had gone to sleep.  He was a hard working, industrious boy.

The Dillon Herald, October 14, 1909

Marriage of Roland E. Roberts and Sallie Willis Highfill, Wednesday. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Highfill of Winston-Salem, N.C. and the niece of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stackhouse.  The announcement of the marriage was posted in the September 30th issue

The Dillon Herald, October 14, 1909

Deaths in the October 14th issue.  Transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

James Henry Fore, CSA Veteran
S. Lawrence Page

The Dillon Herald, October 21, 1909

Deaths in the October 21 issue. Transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Sallie Jackson
Blanche McColl
Betsie Morris

The Dillon Herald, October 28, 1909

Stanley Hamilton shoots Elihu Blackwell to death over the altercation over a young lady. 

The Dillon Herald, October 28, 1909

Frank Bethea, a very worthy colored man who worked on Mr. A. M. Bethea’s place, died at McLeod’s Infirmary last Saturday for an operation but he died before the operation could be performed.

The Dillon Herald, October 28, 1909

Invitations have been received in Dillon to the marriage of Mr. D. D. McCall, Jr. of Bennettsville to Miss Henrietta Sheppard at the home of the bride in Edgefield, S.C. November 2nd.  The groom is a member of the Bennettsville Bar.

The Dillon Herald, November 4, 1909

Death in the November 4 issue. Transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Rev. John McRae

The Dillon Herald, November 4, 1909

Marriages:

Nannie Lewis  and Hon. E. C. Edwards were married at the home of the bride's father, Mr. A. C. Lewis, near Mullins.  Mr. and Mrs. Edwards left immediately for Raleigh where Mr. Edwards is a delegate to the Farmer's National Congress.

Mr. R. S. Rogers, a popular young nan of Gaddys Mill, left for Woodruff, SC, Friday night on a very happy mission.  On Tuesday night he was wedded to Miss Bruce Parsons, a popular young lady of that town. After a brief honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Rogers will return to Gaddys Mill where the young bride will receive a very cordial welcome form the groom's many friends.

The Dillon Herald, November 11, 1909

Mr. A. B. Allen, a young man about 25 years old, was the victim of a distressing accident at Mr. J. D. Coleman's gin Saturday morning.  His hand and arm was severely mangled and will probably have to be amputated.  He is the son of Mr. D. S. Allen of Dillon and the nephew of Mrs. J. D. Coleman.

The Dillon Herald, November 11, 1909

Rupert George, son of Mr. Jasper George, near Sellers, died suddenly Tuesday.  Mr. George was taken sick about 11 o’clock and died that afternoon.  He was about 24 years of age and leaves a wife and one child.,  Mr. George was a man of fine physique and appeared to be in the picture of health  he was a promising young man and his sudden taking off is greatly deplored by a large number of friends.

The Dillon Herald, November 18, 1909

The parlor of the LaFayette Hotel at Fayetteville was the scene of the marriage of A. B. Watson and Lucy Humphrey of Lumberton. The bride is the daughter of Clerk of Court Humphrey of Robeson County. The groom is the son of Mr. J. R. Watson and a salesman at the Dillon Wholesale Grocery.

The Dillon Herald, November 18, 1909

One of the happiest men the Herald man has seen in a long time is Mr. T. L. Lawson who is the happy father of a bouncing baby girl.  Mr. Lawson says when the little one arrived it was impossible for him to contain himself and he went out of doors and gave event to his feelings by such loud and vigorous shouting that his neighbors were alarmed lest a party of Comanche warriors had broken loose and were about to destroy them.

The Dillon Herald, November 18, 1909

Death in the November 18 issue. Transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

J. B. Whitehurst

The Dillon Herald, November 18, 1909

Two recent arrivals at the home of Mr. L. (Lon) Edwards are J. B. And J. D., who will be nicknamed “Alfonso” and “Lucius Todd” as long as those favorites continue to carry off the laurels of the track.  The little fellow arrived last week and the happy father is receiving the congratulations of his numerous friends on his good fortune.

The Dillon Herald, November 18, 1909

Invitations have been received to the marriage of Miss Eva Smith to Mr. Henry Lane at the bride’s home in Timmonsville on the 24th instant.  The bride had visited in Dillon on a number of occasions and the groom is a prominent lawyer of Reidsville, N.C.

The Dillon Herald, November 25, 1909

Deaths in the November 25 issue. Transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Mrs. M. C. Harrelson
Cleo Clark

The Dillon Herald, December 2, 1909

Hunting accident resulting in the death of Wade Tucker.

The Dillon Herald, December 23, 1909

Sellers, December 18 - The dwelling house of Mr. D. M. Watson, near here burned down thins morning about 1 o'clock.  Part of the furniture was saved.  The house was a large two-story building of ten rooms, built in 1872.

The Dillon Herald, December 23, 1909

John Gray and Manning Harrelson, two young men of the Bermuda section got into an altercation resulting in Harrelson being cut in the back with several knife wounds.

In a separate incident Elbert Staples was cut and painfully wounded by a young boy from the Maple Mill Village Tuesday night.







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